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  • Kenneth
    J Rothman (Epidemiology Research Institute, USA)

    Epidemiological
    evidence on health risks of cellular telephones.

    The
    Lancet, vol.356, November 25,2000, pg. 1837-40

      

    It
    is too soon for a verdict on the health risks from
    cellular telephones in view of changing technology.
    From the Interphone project and some other
    large studies in progress, better information may
    emerge.
    Based on the epidemiological evidence
    available now, the main public-health concern is
    clearly motor vehicle collisions, a behavioural
    effect rather than an effect of radiofrequency
    exposure as such.
    Neither the several studies of occupational
    exposure to radiofrequencies nor the few cellular
    telephones users offer any clear evidence of an
    association with brain tumours or other
    malignancies.
    Even if the studies in progress were to find
    large relative effects for brain cancer, the
    absolute increase in risk would be probably much
    smaller than the risk of motor vehicle collisions.
    Cellular telephone affects the quality of
    life in many ways – for good and ill, the health
    risk is just one part of a picture.

         

 



 

           

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Medicine
   

 

Cellular Telephones
   

  • Kenneth J Rothman (Epidemiology Research Institute, USA)
    Epidemiological evidence on health risks of cellular telephones.
    The Lancet, vol.356, November 25,2000, pg. 1837-40
      
    It is too soon for a verdict on the health risks from cellular telephones in view of changing technology. From the Interphone project and some other large studies in progress, better information may emerge. Based on the epidemiological evidence available now, the main public-health concern is clearly motor vehicle collisions, a behavioural effect rather than an effect of radiofrequency exposure as such. Neither the several studies of occupational exposure to radiofrequencies nor the few cellular telephones users offer any clear evidence of an association with brain tumours or other malignancies. Even if the studies in progress were to find large relative effects for brain cancer, the absolute increase in risk would be probably much smaller than the risk of motor vehicle collisions. Cellular telephone affects the quality of life in many ways – for good and ill, the health risk is just one part of a picture.
         

 

 

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