Identification microchips that are implanted under the skin of the elderly and patients with mental disorders, can cause cancer.Associated Press cites a number of studies conducted in the early 90s of the last century, which traces the relationship between the implantation of microchips and the formation of malignant tumors in mice and rats.Implant a microchip the size of a little more than a grain of rice, is equipped with a transmitter that contains an electronic version of the patient's medical history.At the clinics, equipped with special scanners, doctors can immediately obtain information about the patient's diagnosis, he underwent diseases, blood group and allergies.Also, these devices are widely used for the search of the missing pet.
In 2005, the US company Applied Digital Solutions, created the first microchip to be implanted under the skin of the person granted permission by the US Department of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its mass adoption.In this study, which revealed alleged carc
studies in question were published in the journals Veterinary Medicine and Toxicology, between 1996 and 2006.They showed that in mice implanted with microchips increasingly developed subcutaneous sarcomas.Among them 1996 study conducted by researchers under the direction of Keith Johnson (Keith Johnson), who at the time worked for the company Dow Chemical Co.Representatives of the companies
Verichip Corp.and Applied Digital Solutions said that he had never heard "of any studies that cancers arise in laboratory rats, mice, dogs and cats," and do not doubt the safety of the product for the people and for pets.They noted that the chips have been implanted in millions of pets, and no reports of related serious problems have been reported.
oncologists surveyed AP, were concerned about the results of the research, but noted that in mice malignant tumors occur much more easily, so transferring the data to the person is not entirely correct.As for the animals, the risk of losing the pet greatly exceeds the risk of his cancer, so the benefits of its application may exceed the potential risks, said veterinarian Dodmen Nicholas (Nicholas Dodman).
According to VeriChip Corp., a subsidiary of Applied Digital Solutions, currently about 2,000 microchips were implanted in people, mainly in patients with Alzheimer's disease.In 2005, the FDA called microchips one of the main innovation of the year.
to definitively resolve the issue of the safety of implantable microchips requires new studies to confirm or refute their carcinogenic effect on man, according to experts.