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26 February 2018

Cancer and Cell Phones: "Let's Distinguish Between Truth and Falsehood!"

"Cancer: Let's Distinguish Between Truth and Falsehood!"

We do not wish to place the text of this misleading article on cancer here: "Cancer: Let's Distinguish Between Truth and Falsehood!"  http://www.illustre.ch/magazine/cancer-distinguons-le-vrai-du-faux [article no longer available].

The Swiss neuro-oncologist Andreas Hottinger replies to the most commonly asked questions:

Does use of the cell phone increase the risk of cancer?

Dr. Andréas Hottinger
"No.  The latest studies clearly show that use of the cell phone has no effect on the increase in the number of brain cancers.  This is mainly due to aging of the population.  Given that cell phones were democratized towards the end of the 1990's, one can say today that there is no risk since we have been using them for more than 20 years."

Our comment

We are very angry that these so-called "specialists" continue to downplay the risks of radiofrequency radiation emitted by cell phones and other wireless technology. thus misleading users, letting them believe that there is no reason the take precautionary measures to reduce exposure to waves.

Dr. Hottinger is a member of several associations for research and treatment of cancer, which is a very lucrative activity.  We tried to identify the source of funding of these associations, for example the European Society for Medical Oncology - which receives more funding sources from pharmaceutical companies?
Can we excuse specialists like Dr. Hottinger for being too busy to pay attention to studies published, for example by Dr. Lennart Hardell, which show an increase in the incidence of brain tumors?  We would like to send to Dr. Hottinger the list of these studies (see below).

Dr. Hottinger also minimizes the risks to health of 5G technology.  He is probably not aware of the Appeal of hundreds of scientists, doctors and experts from around the world concerning the health effects of 5G.

We could criticize a popular magazine like Illustré for having cited only the opinion of Dr. Hottinger on the occasion of World Cancer Day.  The previous day, the same magazine published an article entitled "Medical advances on cancer" [article no longer available]:  "Three specialist professors decipher the state of research for cancers widespread in Switzerland"; breast, lung and prostate, only talking about treatment of these cancers;  surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy and immunotherapy, all treatment which enhances the wealth of the cancer industry, without any mention of prevention.  The improper use of a cell phone, holding it in contact with the skin, in a bra for example, can play a role in the appearance of breast cancer.  What health professional reminds us of the safe uses of cell phones?

It is time that we wake up and challenge the media and especially the experts, asking them to tell the truth concerning serious public health issues.  Yes, "Let's distinguish between truth and falsehood!"

Research studies on radiation of cell phones compiled by:

Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D.
Center for Family and Community Health
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley


October 6, 2017

Note: This is not intended to be a comprehensive list.

National Toxicology Program (2016) Report of Partial Findings from the National Toxicology Program Carcinogenesis Studies of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation in Hsd: Sprague Dawley SD Rats (Whole Body Exposure). http://biorxiv.org/content/early/2016/06/23/055699 (see http://bit.ly/NTPsaferemr)

National Toxicology Program Draft Technical Reports – 2 February 2018
TR-595: NTP Studies of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation (Rats)
TR-596: NTP Studies of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation (Mice)

Tumor risk review papers

Myung et al (2009) Mobile phone use and risk of tumors: a meta-analysis. http://1.usa.gov/12wBOmd

Khurana et al (2009) Cell phones and brain tumors: a review including long-term epidemiologic data. http://1.usa.gov/1jel7s0

Levis et al (2011) Mobile phones and head tumours: the discrepancies in cause-effect relationships in the epi studies-how do they arise. http://1.usa.gov/1gzK8vl

Levis et al (2012) Mobile phones and head tumours: a critical analysis of case-control epi studies. http://bit.ly/1rA9aTM

WHO (2013) IARC monographs on the evaluation of carcinogenic risks to humans. Volume 102: Non-ionizing radiation, Part 2: Radiofrequency electromagnetic fields. http://bit.ly/10oIE3o

Morgan et al (2015) Mobile phone radiation causes brain tumors and should be classified as a probable human carcinogen (2A) (Review). http://1.usa.gov/1EqL1DF

Wang Y, Guo X (2016) Meta-analysis of association between mobile phone use and glioma risk. http://bit.ly/2o1dVcn

Bortkiewicz et al (2017) Mobile phone use and risk of intracranial tumors and salivary gland tumors - A meta-analysis. http://bit.ly/2nVJC5d

Prasad et al (2017) Mobile phone use and risk of brain tumours: a systematic review of association between study quality, source of funding, and research outcomes. http://bit.ly/cellphonebraintumor

Carlberg, Hardell (2017) Evaluation of mobile phone and cordless phone use and glioma risk using the Bradford Hill viewpoints from 1965 on association or causation. http://bit.ly/2p1ovBU

Also see Long-Term Cell Phone Use Increases Brain Tumor Risk

Tumor risk studies

Interphone Study Group (2010) Brain tumour risk in relation to mobile phone use: results of the Interphone international case-control study. http://1.usa.gov/IBm2nJ

Interphone Study Group (2011) Acoustic neuroma risk in relation to mobile telephone use: results of the INTERPHONE international case-control study. http://1.usa.gov/18CRSNA

Aydin et al (2011) Mobile phone use & brain tumors in children & adolescents: a multi-center case-control study. http://1.usa.gov/1baLADg

Hardell et al (2013) Case-control study of the association between malignant brain tumours diagnosed between 2007 and 2009 and mobile and cordless phone use. http://1.usa.gov/1c7WF4T

Hardell et al (2013) Pooled analysis of case-control studies on acoustic neuroma diagnosed 1997-2003 and 2007-2009 and use of mobile and cordless phones. http://1.usa.gov/1iu2ORM

Coureau et al (2014) Mobile phone use and brain tumours in the CERENAT case-control study. http://bit.ly/1DWgzRi

Grell et al (2016) The intracranial distribution of gliomas in relation to exposure from mobile phones: Analyses from the INTERPHONE Study. http://bit.ly/2emIZjz

Acoustic neuroma risk and cell phone use studies

Also see: http://www.saferemr.com/2016/05/should-cellphones-have-warning-labels_23.html

Breast cancer

West et al (2013) Multifocal breast cancer in young women with prolonged contact between their breasts and their cellular phones. http://1.usa.gov/1yFRFBH

Brain tumor incidence trends

Inskip et al (2010) Brain cancer incidence trends in relation to cellular telephone use in the United States. http://1.usa.gov/1DXyCGR

Zada et al (2012) Incidence trends in the anatomic location of primary malignant brain tumors in the United States: 1992-2006. http://1.usa.gov/1tRnRPJ

Hardell & Carlberg (2015) Increasing rates of brain tumours in the Swedish National Inpatient Register & the Causes of Death Register. http://bit.ly/1aDHJm

Devocht (2016) Inferring the 1985–2014 impact of mobile phone use on selected brain cancer subtypes using Bayesian structural time series and synthetic controls. http://bit.ly/2jJlbZu corrigendum (2017): http://bit.ly/2Cuq2nU

Hardell & Carlberg (2017) Mobile phones, cordless phones and rates of brain tumors in different age groups in the Swedish National Inpatient Register and the Swedish Cancer Register during 1998-2015. http://bit.ly/H-C2017

Also see: http://www.saferemr.com/2015/05/brain-tumor-rates-are-rising-in-us-role.html.


Ruediger (2009) Genotoxic effects of RF EMF. http://1.usa.gov/1gzLuX3

Behari (2010) Biological responses of mobile phone frequency exposure. http://1.usa.gov/1jeogrO

Juutilainen et al (2011) Review of possible modulation-dependent biological effects of radiofrequency fields. http://1.usa.gov/1eQUXJ3

Volkow et al (2011) Effects of cell phone radiofrequency signal exposure on brain glucose metabolism. http://1.usa.gov/IHmW2W

Pall (2013) EMFs act via activation of voltage-gated calcium channels to produce beneficial or adverse effects. http://1.usa.gov/VulzLm

Dasdag & Akdag (2015) The link between RFs emitted from wireless technologies & oxidative stress. http://1.usa.gov/1X9GfT6

Yakymenko et al (2016) Oxidative mechanisms of biological activity of low-intensity radiofrequency radiation. http://bit.ly/2qCGM4F

Barnes & Greenenbaum (2016) Some effects of weak magnetic fields on biological systems: RF fields can change radical concentrations and cancer cell growth rates. http://bit.ly/1WvQGiY

Nikiforov et al (2016) On a possible mechanism of the effect of microwave radiation on biological macromolecules (Russian language). http://bit.ly/2uR71r4

Tamrin et al (2016) Electromagnetic fields and stem cell fate: When physics meets biology. http://bit.ly/2b6Ht3y

Terzi et al (2016) The role of electromagnetic fields in neurological disorders. http://1.usa.gov/1SVOa2g

Havas (2017) When theory and observation collide: Can non-ionizing radiation cause cancer?http://bit.ly/2DssMS2

Reproductive Health Effects

LaVignera et al (2011) Effects of the exposure to mobile phones on male reproduction: a review of the literature. http://1.usa.gov/1eQXwuv

Aldad et al (2012) Fetal radiofrequency radiation exposure from 800-1900 Mhz-rated cellular telephones affects neurodevelopment and behavior in mice. http://1.usa.gov/18cGEwK

Divan et al (2012) Cell phone use and behavioural problems in young children. http://1.usa.gov/1iu5qPn

Adams et al (2014) Effect of mobile telephones on sperm quality: A systematic review and meta-analysis. http://bit.ly/1pUnmDq

Houston et al (2016) The effects of radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation on sperm function. http://bit.ly/2cJJ2pE

Also see: http://www.saferemr.com/2015/09/effect-of-mobile-phones-on-sperm.html and http://www.saferemr.com/2014/06/joint-statement-on-pregnancy-and.html.

by Meris Michaels

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