Swedish mobile phone study reveals 3-fold increased brain tumour after 25 years

A recent large cohort study from Sweden lends further weight to previous findings by the author, Lennart Hardell, about mobile and cordless phones and brain tumour risk. Published online in the journalPathophysiology, the analysis looked at data from a total of 1498 malignant brain tumour cases and 3530 controls. The authors found that use of mobile and cordless phones increased the risk of tumours (mostly gliomas), “a risk that increased significantly with latency and cumulative use. The highest risk was in the longest latency group (greater than 25 years), giving a statistically significant 3-fold increased risk“.

The authors concluded “glioma and also acoustic neuroma are caused by RF-EMF emissions from wireless phones, and thus regarded as carcinogenic, under Group 1 according to the IARC classification, indicating that current guidelines for exposure should be urgently revised“.

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