Implanted RFID Chips Linked To Cancer

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Offline senex

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Implanted RFID Chips Linked To Cancer
« on: September 08, 2007, 10:00:05 PM »
Summary story
http://science.slashdot.org/science/07/09/08/1832243.shtml

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The Associated Press is reporting that microchip implants have induced cancer in laboratory animals and dogs. A series of research articles spanning more than a decade found that mice and rats injected with glass-encapsulated RFID transponders developed malignant, fast-growing, lethal cancers in up to 1% to 10% of cases. The tumors originated in the tissue surrounding the microchips and often grew to completely surround the devices. To date, about 2,000 RFID devices have been implanted in humans worldwide, according to VeriChip Corp.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/08/AR2007090800997_pf.html

Offline Fiatlux

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Re: Implanted RFID Chips Linked To Cancer
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2007, 06:15:11 AM »
"Leading cancer specialists reviewed the research for The Associated Press and, while cautioning that animal test results do not necessarily apply to humans, said the findings troubled them. Some said they would not allow family members to receive implants, and all urged further research before the glass-encased transponders are widely implanted in people."
The statement that animal test results don't necessarily apply to humans is outrageous. Isn't that the basis for approval used by the FDA. Am I stupid, or missed something? Was there a study on humans I missed? Wasn't it all done on animals first? If it was all based on humans, I missed that....