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Document ID (ISN)107412
CIS number 07-1456
ISSN - Serial title 1080-3548 - International Journal of Occupational Safety and Ergonomics
Year 2007
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Hansson Mild K., Hardell L., Carlberg M.
Title Pooled analysis of two Swedish case-control studies on the use of mobile and cordless telephones and the risk of brain tumours diagnosed during 1997-2003
Bibliographic information 2007, Vol.13, No.1, p.63-71. 11 ref.
Abstract The findings of a pooled analysis of two case-control studies on the association of brain tumours with mobile phone use are presented. It was found that analogue cellular phones increased the risk for acoustic neuroma by 2-9% per 100hrs of use. There was also an increased risk of grade III-IV astrocytoma with latency period with highest estimates using a time period of over ten years from first use of these phone types. The risk increased per one year of use of analogue phones by 10%, digital phones by 11%, and cordless phones by 8%. For all three phone types studied, the odds ratios of brain tumours, mainly acoustic neuroma and malignant tumours, increased with the latency period, especially for astrocytoma grade III-IV.
Descriptors (primary) non-ionizing radiation; radiofrequency radiation; risk factors; brain cancer; mobile telephony; latency
Descriptors (secondary) Sweden; case-control study; hazard evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceSweden
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Non-ionizing radiation
Diseases of the nervous system