Brain Tumour Risk in Relation to Mobile Telephone Use: Results of the INTERPHONE International Case–control Study August 17, 2010Posted by Nancy Hepp in Letters.
Tags: brain cancer, cell phone, glioma, INTERPHONE, meningioma, mobile phone
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Stelios A Zinelis
The Interphone Study Group (2010)1 conducted a study on mobile telephone use has made this conclusion:
“Overall, no increase in risk of glioma or meningioma was observed with the use of mobile phones. There were suggestions of an increased risk of glioma at the highest exposure levels, but biases and errors prevent a causal interpretation.”
This study was completed in 2004, but for unknown reasons, the results were published six years later, upon demand by scientific organisations such as the European Environment Agency and the European Union (2009)2 (which partially funded the study, along with the International Union against Cancer [Mobile Manufacturers Forum and GSM Association]), who were concerned about the effects of mobile phone use on public health.