According to reports, Mukherjee trashed the theory that electromagnetic field produced by mobile phones can cause cancer. He said there is no scientific evidence for this.

The World Health Organization had almost a year ago added mobile phones to the list of things that are possibly carcinogenic.

Mukherjee delivered a lecture on the issue in an event sponsored by COAI (formerly known as Cell phone Operators Association of India), India International Centre and Open Health Systems Laboratory.

Mukherjee, author of the Pulitzer winning book ‘The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer’ that was published in 2010, is currently in India to accept the Padmashree award.

He is an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and a staff physician at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City.


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