An earlier study by Mild, a cancer specialist, linked brain tumours to the use of analogue mobile phones. The new research repeated this and also looked at digital mobiles and DECT cordless phones. It showed that all three types were linked with increased tumour rates. The extra tumours only start to really show up after about 5 years use, but there is increasing dose-related-response with minutes of use per month and number of years of use.
Since 1980, the number of acoustic neuromas (a rare tumour) diagnosed in Britain has risen from one in every 100,000 of the population to one in 80,000 a year. Some (but not all) other types of tumour also show an increase. Dr Richard Sullivan, head of clinical programmes at Cancer Research UK and quoted in the Sunday Times on 16th March 2003, said the study was worrying. ‘It suggests a strong link between mobile phones and brain tumours. We now need a full-scale study.’
In October 2004, a study from the Institute of Environmental Medicine (IMM) at the Karolinska Institute, Sweden, found that 10 or more years of mobile phone use increase the risk of acoustic neuroma (cancer) and that the risk increase was confined to the side of the head where a phone is usually held.
Cotonou (de facto capital)
Comoros, Moroni (on Grande Comoro)
Click on any of the pictures below
to learn more