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Report Stirs Debate on Cell Phone Safety

Environmental Working Group Warns of Health Risks; Other Experts Disagree

Second Opinion continued...

''As yet the scientific evidence for harm isn't there," he says. "The evidence at this point does not suggest we need a sea change in the way we approach cell phones."

A prepared statement attributed to John Walls, vice president of public affairs for CTIA--The Wireless Association, the industry group for cellular phones, says in part: ''The peer-reviewed scientific evidence has overwhelmingly indicated that wireless devices do not pose a public health risk.''

CTIA points to the opinion of health organizations such as the American Cancer Society, which concur with its view.

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