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SIOUX CITY, IA- A ban has been ordered on the hand-held radar guns by the East Dakota Highway patrol, citing evidence that three municipal officers developed cancer from the use of the handheld units.

The radar guns are mounted on the sides of patrol cars. The radiation waves emitted by the guns are said to cause the users to develop cancer. While this has yet to be proven, the reports are being taken under investigation in the hopes to “err on the side of caution until more is known about the issue.”

Adam Smith, Spokesperson for the East Dakota Highway patrol states that the ban will withdraw 70 radar guns from use in the hopes to protect officers from any further damage to the officers that are and that could be affected.