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Environ Health. 2011 Dec 19;10:106. doi: 10.1186/1476-069X-10-106.

Childhood brain tumour risk and its association with wireless phones: a commentary.

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Department of Oncology, University Hospital, SE-701 82 Örebro, Sweden. fredrik.soderqvist@orebroll.se

Abstract

Case-control studies on adults point to an increased risk of brain tumours (glioma and acoustic neuroma) associated with the long-term use of mobile phones. Recently, the first study on mobile phone use and the risk of brain tumours in children and adolescents, CEFALO, was published. It has been claimed that this relatively small study yielded reassuring results of no increased risk. We do not agree. We consider that the data contain several indications of increased risk, despite low exposure, short latency period, and limitations in the study design, analyses and interpretation. The information certainly cannot be used as reassuring evidence against an association, for reasons that we discuss in this commentary.

PMID:
22182218
PMCID:
PMC3278351
DOI:
10.1186/1476-069X-10-106
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