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Researchers Report Alarming Rise in Brain Cancer in Scandinavian Countries,The Investor Relations Group, 11/2/2011 Environmental Health Trust Reports Continued and Unexplained Increases in Brain Cancer Incidence in Nations With Longer-Term Cell Phone Use

 New cases of brain tumors have continued to rise throughout the past three decades in some Scandinavian countries with longer-term and heavier cell phone use, according to analyses conducted by Environmental Health Trust scientists.  The analyses are based on data provided by the national cancer registries of Finland and Norway to the International Agency for Research on Cancer.  Death rates have dropped, reflecting improvements in treatment and early detection, but incidence has increased over the past decade for both men and women.  In Norway, brain tumor incidence rose in men and women about 1.7 and 2.8 percent each year for the past decade, with women who use cell phones more having higher rates than men.  Similar but smaller increases were evident in Norway.

No increases were noted in Sweden, where analysts from the Swedish National Health Board have reported that brain tumors are systematically underreported.

“The possible contribution of cell phone use to these underlying trends cannot be determined, but should be seriously investigated,” said Devra Davis, PhD, MPH, President of Environmental Health Trust and Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology.  “We need a major research program on this issue in light of growing experimental evidence indicating that low levels of cell phone radiation can disturb exquisitely sensitive cellular function.”

“The need for careful and complete surveillance of populations for possible changes in brain tumor incidence is clear, as is the need to expand research and training in this area,” added Ronald B. Herberman, MD, oncologist and chairman of EHT’s Board.  “Based on the laboratory and epidemiological evidence to date, the grounds for taking precautionary actions to reduce direct exposure to the brain and body from cell phone radiation are stronger than ever.”

Earlier analyses from Australia by renowned neurosurgeon Vini Kharuna also found unexplained increases in malignant gliomas—a tumor linked to long-term cellphone use in several studies. Charts on the studies can be found on……..,c9182179


November 3, 2011 - Posted by | health, Sweden

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