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Unexplained increases in brain cancer in nations with longer term cellphone use

Unexplained increases in brain cancer in nations with longer term cellphone use

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Published by: omeganews on Nov 16, 2011
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Unexplained increases in brain cancer in nations with longer termcellphone use
New cases of brain tumors have continued to grow throughout the past threedecades in some Scandinavian countries with longer term heavier cellphone use,according toanalysesconducted by Environmental Health Trust scientists basedon data provided by the national cancer registries of Finland and Norway to theInternational Agency for Research on Cancer. In Norway, brain tumor incidencerose in men and women about 1.7 and 2.8 percent each year for the past decade,with women who use cellphones more having higher rates than men. Similar, butsmaller increases were evident in Norway. Death rates have dropped reflectingimprovements in treatment and early detection, but incidence has increased over the past decade for both men and women.(read more)Cell Phones: Myth or Fact?
The WHO statement does not mean cell phones cause cancer, because it isbased on limited evidence.”
Thirty-one highly acclaimed members of the International Agency of Research on
Cancer (IARC), a WHO committee, voted in a nearly unanimous decision after detailed examination of the data.
In their expert opinion, the evidencewarranted a 2b classification - putting cell phones in the same category as jet and diesel fuel, chlorinated pesticides like DDT and Kepone, industrialcompounds like PBBs, carbon black and carbon tetrachloride, and manyother substances you would never let your child play with.

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