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New Study Confirms Cancer Risk with Increased Use of Cell Phones and Cordless Phones

By December 3, 2014 No Comments

Dr. Lennart Hardell, and his colleague Michael Carlberg match 1,380 patients with malignant brain tumors to people without such tumors and compared their wireless phone use.

Dr. Lennart Hardell, an oncologist from University Hospital in Orebro, Sweden, said “The risk is three times higher after 25 years of use. We can see this clearly!” In his own words Dr. Hardell explains what they did.

“We published recently a pooled analysis of our case-controled studies on glioma and use of mobile phone and cordless phones. The study has been published in Pathophysiology after pre-review and can be accessed via Internet. The results confirm a statistically significant increased risk for glioma and the risk increases with time from first use of the wireless phone and number of hours for use over the years. The risk is highest on the same side of the brain as the phone has been used, especially in the area with the highest exposure to microwaves, the temporal lobe, which would be expected.

These studies strengthen the 2011 classification by IARC at WHO that the microwave exposure is a ‘Possible human carcinogen’, Group 2B. In fact using the Hill viewpoints on association and causation it should be classified as Group 1, the agent causes human cancer. We have explored that fact in more detail in a previous article. The present results confirm that classification.

Our results have gained interest in many countries after a press release by Reuters and have also been discussed in the Finnish Medical newspaper. However, these worrying results for human health have not been discussed at all in Sweden, so the layman is uniformed about how important it is to avoid such exposure.”

Click here to read the study: http://www.pathophysiologyjournal.com/article/S0928-4680%2814%2900064-9/pdf