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Tumour risk associated with use of cellular telephones or cordless desktop telephones.

dc.contributor.authorHardell, Lennart
dc.contributor.authorMild, Kjell Hansson
dc.contributor.authorCarlberg, Michael
dc.contributor.authorSöderqvist, Fredrik
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-06T18:02:45Z
dc.date.available2020-02-06T18:02:45Z
dc.date.issued2006-10-24
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1477-7819-4-74
dc.identifier.urihttps://lib.digitalsquare.io/xmlui/handle/123456789/5954
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND The use of cellular and cordless telephones has increased dramatically during the last decade There is concern of health problems such as malignant diseases due to microwave exposure during the use of these devices The brain is the main target organ METHODS Since the second part of the 1990 s we have performed six case control studies on this topic encompassing use of both cellular and cordless phones as well as other exposures Three of the studies concerned brain tumours one salivary gland tumours one non Hodgkin lymphoma NHL and one testicular cancer Exposure was assessed by self administered questionnaires RESULTS Regarding acoustic neuroma analogue cellular phones yielded odds ratio OR 2 9 95 confidence interval CI 2 0 4 3 digital cellular phones OR 1 5 95 CI 1 1 2 1 and cordless phones OR 1 5 95 CI 1 04 2 0 The corresponding results were for astrocytoma grade III IV OR 1 7 95 CI 1 3 2 3 OR 1 5 95 CI 1 2 1 9 and OR 1 5 95 CI 1 1 1 9 respectively The ORs increased with latency period with highest estimates using 10 years time period from first use of these phone types Lower ORs were calculated for astrocytoma grade I II No association was found with salivary gland tumours NHL or testicular cancer although an association with NHL of T cell type could not be ruled out CONCLUSION We found for all studied phone types an increased risk for brain tumours mainly acoustic neuroma and malignant brain tumours OR increased with latency period especially for astrocytoma grade III IV No consistent pattern of an increased risk was found for salivary gland tumours NHL or testicular cancer
dc.relation.uriWorld journal of surgical oncology
dc.titleTumour risk associated with use of cellular telephones or cordless desktop telephones.en
dcterms.abstractBACKGROUND The use of cellular and cordless telephones has increased dramatically during the last decade There is concern of health problems such as malignant diseases due to microwave exposure during the use of these devices The brain is the main target organ METHODS Since the second part of the 1990 s we have performed six case control studies on this topic encompassing use of both cellular and cordless phones as well as other exposures Three of the studies concerned brain tumours one salivary gland tumours one non Hodgkin lymphoma NHL and one testicular cancer Exposure was assessed by self administered questionnaires RESULTS Regarding acoustic neuroma analogue cellular phones yielded odds ratio OR 2 9 95 confidence interval CI 2 0 4 3 digital cellular phones OR 1 5 95 CI 1 1 2 1 and cordless phones OR 1 5 95 CI 1 04 2 0 The corresponding results were for astrocytoma grade III IV OR 1 7 95 CI 1 3 2 3 OR 1 5 95 CI 1 2 1 9 and OR 1 5 95 CI 1 1 1 9 respectively The ORs increased with latency period with highest estimates using 10 years time period from first use of these phone types Lower ORs were calculated for astrocytoma grade I II No association was found with salivary gland tumours NHL or testicular cancer although an association with NHL of T cell type could not be ruled out CONCLUSION We found for all studied phone types an increased risk for brain tumours mainly acoustic neuroma and malignant brain tumours OR increased with latency period especially for astrocytoma grade III IV No consistent pattern of an increased risk was found for salivary gland tumours NHL or testicular cancer
dcterms.contributorHardell, Lennart
dcterms.contributorMild, Kjell Hansson
dcterms.contributorCarlberg, Michael
dcterms.contributorSöderqvist, Fredrik
dcterms.identifierhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1477-7819-4-74
dcterms.relationWorld journal of surgical oncology
dcterms.titleTumour risk associated with use of cellular telephones or cordless desktop telephones.en


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