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Arch Environ Health. 2002 Jul-Aug;57(4):270-2.

Brain cancer with induction periods of less than 10 years in young military radar workers.

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Unit of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Hebrew University-Hadassah, Jerusalem, Israel. elir@cc.huji.ac.il

Abstract

The authors have reported on 5 young patients who had brain tumors that appeared within 10 yr of initial occupational exposures to radar. Four of the patients were less than 30 yr of age when the diagnoses were initially made. Brief induction periods that follow high exposures in individual sentinel patients are a recognized indicator of impending group risk, and these periods call attention to the need for precautionary measures. Similarly, reports of short induction periods for brain cancer on the side of the head in which there has been prior use of cell phones may also indicate increased risk.

PMID:
12530592
DOI:
10.1080/00039890209601409
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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