Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2005 Sep;78(8):625-32. Epub 2005 Oct 12.

Use of cellular or cordless telephones and the risk for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Author information

  • 1Department of Oncology, University Hospital, 701 85, Orebro, Sweden. lennart.hardell@orebroll.se

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To evaluate the use of cellular and cordless telephones as the risk factor for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL).

METHODS:

Male and female subjects aged 18-74 years living in Sweden were included during a period from 1 December 1999 to 30 April 2002. Controls were selected from the national population registry. Exposure to different agents was assessed by questionnaire.

RESULTS:

In total, 910 (91%) cases and 1016 (92%) controls participated. NHL of the B-cell type was not associated with the use of cellular or cordless telephones. Regarding T-cell NHL and >5 year latency period, the use of analogue cellular phones yielded: odds ratio (OR) = 1.46, 95%; confidence interval (CI) = 0.58-3.70, digital: OR=1.92, 95%; CI=0.77-4.80 and cordless phones: OR=2.47; CI=1.09-5.60. The corresponding results for certain, e.g. cutaneous and leukaemia, T-cell lymphoma for analogue phones were: OR=3.41, 95%; CI=0.78-15.0, digital: OR=6.12, 95%; CI=1.26-29.7 and cordless phones: OR=5.48, 95%; CI=1.26-23.9.

CONCLUSIONS:

The results indicate an association between T-cell NHL and the use of cellular and cordless telephones, however based on low numbers and must be interpreted with caution. Regarding B-cell NHL no association was found.

PMID:
16001209
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Icon for Springer
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk