The World Health Organization announced Tuesday that cell phones raise the risk of cancer. The announcement, made after a team of international scientists reviewed various studies on cell phone safety is particularly relevant to the black community as studies have consistently shown blacks to dominate cell phone use. Not to mention, African-Americans suffer the highest cancer rates and deaths of all racial groups.
“What microwave radiation does in most simplistic terms is similar to what happens to food in microwaves, essentially cooking the brain,” Dr. Keith Black, chairman of neurology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles said. “So in addition to leading to a development of cancer and tumors, there could be a whole host of other effects like cognitive memory function, since the memory temporal lobes are where we hold our cell phones.”