Virginia Guidry, NIEHS 919-541-1993


The National Toxicology Program (NTP) will hold a telephone press conference to summarize and answer questions about draft reports on the health effects of radiofrequency radiation exposure in rats and mice. The studies used radiofrequency radiation exposure levels equal to and higher than the highest level permitted for cell phone emissions today.

Two draft reports – one on rat studies and one on mouse studies – are being released, to allow time for public comment and final review by external experts in March. The 10-year, $25 million toxicological studies are the most comprehensive assessments of health effects and exposure to radiofrequency radiation in rats and mice to date.


John Bucher, Ph.D.
NTP Senior Scientist


Friday, Feb. 2, 1:00 p.m. EST

Where to Call:

In the U.S. and Canada, call 785-424-1676 or toll free 888-632-3384
Outside the U.S. and Canada, call 785-424-1676.
Passcode/Conference ID: CELLPHONE

Access to the Reports:

The draft reports will be available on Friday, Feb. 2, at Noon EST, on the NTP Website

About the National Toxicology Program (NTP): NTP is a federal, interagency program headquartered at NIEHS, whose goal is to safeguard the public by identifying substances in the environment that may affect human health. For more information about NTP and its programs, visit

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