New analysis in American Journal of Epidemiology finds doubling of brain cancer in persons using cell phones over 558 hours
Teton Village, WY -- (SBWIRE) -- 05/31/2017 -- A new report published this week in American Journal of Epidemiology confirms that Canadians who have used cellphones for 558 hours or more have more than a doubled risk of brain cancer. These important findings strengthen the association between cell phone use and glioma, which is an aggressive brain cancer.
The original 13-nation Interphone study for the International Agency for Research on Cancer of the World Health Organization reported a 40% increase in brain cancer for those using phones for 1640 lifetime hours. This new study found that Canadians had more than a doubled glioma risk when they were analyzed apart from the 12 other countries.
"This study adds more evidence linking cell phone use with brain cancer. We believe the criteria has been met for radio frequency radiation to be classified as a probable human carcinogen. Governments need to take immediate action to inform the public and enact protective policies," stated Dr. Anthony Miller, a senior advisor to the World Health Organization and scientific advisor to the Environmental Health Trust. Miller recently presented a 2017 review of the current peer reviewed science linking phone radiation to cancer at an international conference on Wireless and Health at the Israel Institute for Advanced Studies organized in cooperation with the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and Environmental Health Trust.
"Governments have allowed this technology to pervade our lives saying it did not have proof it could harm us. This latest analysis of Canadian Interphone study data that found a statistically significant doubling of risk for glioma among cell phone users with only 558 lifetime hours of use," stated Dr. Devra Davis, President and Founder of Environmental Health Trust. Davis points out, "It doesn't take long for most teenagers to surge past that amount cell phone use."
Davis cautions about the rollout of 5G, "Not only does 5G plan to utilize cell phone frequencies, it also aims to incorporate millimeter waves that are frequencies already used at higher power as military weapons. Acknowledging the scientific evidence we have, how can this 5G rollout continue?"
Momoli F, Siemiatycki J, McBride ML, Parent ME, Richardson L, Bedard D, Platt R, Vrijheid M, Cardis E, Krewski D. Probabilistic multiple-bias modelling applied to the Canadian data from the INTERPHONE study of mobile phone use and risk of glioma, meningioma, acoustic neuroma, and parotid gland tumors. Am J Epidemiol. 2017 May 23. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwx157. [Epub ahead of print]
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Epidemiology of Cell Phones and Other Wireless Transmitting Devices – An Update
Lecture by Dr. Anthony Miller
PDF of Dr. Anthony Miller January 25, 2017 IIAS Presentation
Expert Forum on Wireless and Health, Israel Institute for Advanced Studies, Videos of Lectures and Presentation Slides
Environmental Health Trust database of worldwide policies on cell phone radiation and health.
Commentary by Researcher Elisabeth Cardis on cell phone radiation research
GROWING EVIDENCE FOR THE LINK BETWEEN MOBILE PHONES AND CANCER, Barcelona Institute for Global Health