WOODBURY - A World Health Organization advisory panel has concluded in a new study that cell phone radiation may cause cancer.

The team of 31 scientists from 14 countries, including the United States, reviewed studies on cell phone safety and found enough evidence to place mobile usage in the same category as other possible cancer-causing agents, including lead, engine exhaust and the pesticide DDT.

According to Dr. Alon Mogiliner, of North Shore LIJ, there's no reason to panic over the findings. He believes more lab studies are needed in order to determine the long-term health effects associated with cell phone use.

Many Long Islanders say that talking on a cell phone has become a normal way of life and they aren't willing to put the habit on hold just because it could cause cancer.