A U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Domestic Policy heard testimony on Thursday, September 24 on the state of scientific knowledge and any possible link between cell phone use and an increased incidence of brain cancer. Chaired by Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D. Ohio, shown at left), the committee heard representatives from the Federal Communications Commission, the National Cancer Institute, and two university research centers, as well as the wife of a brain cancer patient. Dr. Ronald B. Herberman of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, who made headlines earlier this year when he cautioned his staff to limit cell phone use, told the subcommittee that he couldn’t say that cell phones were dangerous, nor could he state that they were safe. Dr. Robert N. Hoover, director of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the National Cancer Institute, took note of earlier studies and conflicting results and noted that “larger studies are needed to sort out chance and bias.” Complete transcripts of all testimony can be found on the subcommittee’s website.This perennial controversy seems to grab headlines on a regular basis. What’s your take? To share your views, just go to Interference Technology’s NEBS/Telecom Forum.