Dubey RB, Hanmandlu M, Gupta SK. (2010). Risk of Brain Tumors From Wireless Phone Use. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 34(6):799-807.
Public concern about possible cancer risk from radiofrequency radiation emitted by wireless phones has increased in the recent years. Many studies have been conducted to explore potential association between cell phone use and the risk of tumors. In early epidemiological studies, exposure duration was too short to expect tumor development. Epidemiological evidence on the association between long-term mobile phone use and the risk of tumors comes mostly from two research groups: the Swedish group led by Dr. Hardell and the Interphone study group. The results of these studies are controversial.
The objective of the paper was to review studies published up to 2009 on the risk of tumors from mobile phone use and from other sources of electromagnetic fields.
Methods used to identify relevant studies are not described in the paper.
The authors discuss the methods used in the Interphone and the Hardell studies and provide a brief overview of available information on the risk of glioma, meningioma, acoustic neuroma, salivary gland tumors, intratemporal facial nerve tumors, malignant melanoma of the eye, breast cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, testicular cancer, and also male fertility. The authors discuss international safety standards, provide safety tips for mobile phone use, and recommend precautionary measures to be applied by cell phone producers.
Interpretation and Conclusion
The authors believe that “there is a significant body of compelling scientific evidence indicating serious hazard” from cell phone use. They conclude that “the current standard of exposure to microwave during mobile phone use is not safe for long-term exposure and needs to be revised”.