March 21, 2012 — The controversy surrounding the health risks related to cell phones continues to evolve.
A new study, published online March 8 in BMJ, suggests that there is little evidence linking cell phone use to a higher risk for glioma. The researchers note that the higher risks seen previously are not consistent with the incidence trends they found in the American population.
“Our study looked at actual rates of glioma in the United States, in comparison to projected or expected rates of glioma based on observations from the INTERPHONE study [Int J Epidemiol. 2010;39:675-694] and a study in Sweden explained lead author Mark Little, DPhil, senior scientist at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Rockville, Maryland. “We found that actual glioma rates declined over the study period.”… [Continue Reading]