Mobile phone radiation and brain cancer at the dawn of the 5G era
There is great controversy regarding the long-term health risks associated with radio frequency electromagnetic radiation. A systematic review was conducted in order to assess non-thermal effects of these emissions in the human body. The 0.08W/kg limit on the specific absorption rate over the whole body suggested by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection guarantees that mobile phones will not cause a harmful body temperature increase. Nevertheless, some studies claim that exposure to radio frequency electromagnetic fields may increase the risk of developing a brain tumor. Ongoing research might help to mitigate some of the confusion surrounding this topic. The beginning of the 5G era urges us to question whether the emission limits established more than 20 years ago by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection are still valid.