Long-term Cellular Use Not Clearly Associated With Increased Risk of Brain Tumors
About the Study
- A review of 10 case-control studies found no significant overall association between cell phone use and gliomas.
- A review of six studies found no significant increase in risk with cell phone use of 10 years or more.
- A review of four studies found increased risk of gliomas with 10 or more years of ipsilateral use.
- There was barely significant association with a decrease in overall risk.
- A review of four studies showed no significant increase in risk with 10 or more years use.
- Non-significant trend toward increase in risk with 10 or more years of ipsilateral use.
- A review of nine studies showed there was no significant association between cell phone use and brain tumors.
- A review of three studies found an increased risk with ipsilateral use.
How Does This Affect You?
American Brain Tumor Association http://www.abta.org/
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute http://www.environmentaloncology.org/node/201
Hardell L, Carlberg M, Soderqvist F, Hansson MK. Meta-analysis of long-term mobile phone use and the association with brain tumors. Int J Oncol . 2008 May;32(5):1097-103.
- Reviewer: Larissa J. Lucas, MD
- Review Date: 08/2008 -
- Update Date: 08/11/2008 -
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