Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Swedish Study Links Cell Phones with Brain Tumors

Multiple press sources are reporting on a new study linking rural cell phone usage with brain tumors in a Swedish population. The sample comprises 1400 adults residing in central Sweden who were diagnosed with malignant brain tumors between 1997 and 2000. Subjects having used cell phones in rural areas for three years or more were three times as likely to suffer brain tumors as their urban counterparts. Five-year users in rural areas suffered a risk quadruple that of urban dwellers. It is hypothesized that the stronger signal strength used in rural areas may be the reason. The study has been published in Occupational and Environmental Medicine and is available online.

Update 5/18/05: Our original post inadvertently linked to a news story instead of the study itself. We've fixed the mistake. The text of the study can be found here. The URL is:



Anonymous writes ...

I've checked the online edition, and don't seem to be able to find the referenced article. (I checked March, April and May.)

If anyone has the actual reference (even to the abstract), it would be greatly appreciated.

1:24 PM  
pn writes ...

Sorry. See revised post.

3:21 PM  

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