Do Mobile Phones Cause Brain Tumours?

A recently published study by Prof. Simon Chapman et al.  looked at brain tumour statistics maintained by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) along with mobile phone subscription data and came to the following conclusion:

The observed stability of brain cancer incidence in Australia between 1982 and 2012 in all age groups except in those over 70 years compared to increasing modelled expected estimates, suggests that the observed increases in brain cancer incidence in the older age group are unlikely to be related to mobile phone use.”

This half-baked study resulted in a flurry of spurious and sensational claims of mobile phone safety in newspapers around the world.

It’s safe: Mobile Phones DON’T cause cancer, new study say in the UK press

Chapman’s findings were also the topic of discussion at the recent Electromagnetic Energy Reference Group (EMERG) meeting hosted by ARPANSA on the 24th of May. The Panel of Experts were suggesting that we are not seeing a rise in cases that would be expected if Mobile Phone radiation caused brain tumours. Of course, this view appears to be short-sighted as the latency period for brain tumour formation as a result of Mobile Phone radiation exposure is unknown and Mobile Phone usage (not subscription) has only really taken off in the last 10 – 15 years. Mr Weller, who is Stop Smart Meters public representative on EMERG, submitted his own review of Chapman’s paper to the committee which highlighted many serious deficiencies: Brain Cancer Research Review – EMERG

Cell Phone Radiation Boosts Cancer Rates in Animals;
$25 Million NTP Study Finds Brain Tumors

A day after the EMERG meeting a serious development occurred with the leaking of results of an important animal study being performed by the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP). The study found Mobile Phones cause the same tumours that we find in humans to occur in exposed rats. This story was published by the known-to-be-well-informed Microwave News

Armed with this knowledge it is extremely saddening to read tragic stories like this one Business-executive-claimed-spending-six-hours-day-mobile-gave-cancer-dies-aged-44 because they could have possibly been avoided if there had been honesty in the advice given to the public.

In an ideal World this advice would include:

  1. Recommending limiting the usage of mobile phones until safety could be confirmed; and
  2. Encourage mobile phone manufacturers to incorporate protective features in mobile devices with the aim of reducing the amount of radiation being directed into our heads


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3 Responses to Do Mobile Phones Cause Brain Tumours?

  1. Jodie Donnelly says:

    My comment to the following link/court ruling – CELL PHONES GIVE YOU BRAIN TUMOURS

    Apart from der, As follows:
    Unbiased scientists and doctors have been warning us of this for decades, but, those who earn squillions out of making and connecting you to these mobile/wireless devices have incredibly deep pockets, so most don’t hear even a minute fraction of the truth of how incredibly dangerous these devices are. It is exceptionally rare that it gets by the dark side and gets published.

    So many are allowing their children to handle or own these dreadful devices from a young age, as they as parents have not delved past the research propaganda put out by industry and some, although having every opportunity to get past this misinformation handed to them on a silver platter, just don’t want to admit these conveniences are dangerous.

    God bless that Judge who was conscientious and wise enough and not able to be bullied or brought, and delved beyond the deadly crud disseminated by industry, in not allowing industry funded research to obscure the truth about the very real dangers of this type of radiation. His children can be so proud and hopefully all children so much safer from this precedence he has set.

    Just ask one of the very best Neurosurgeon’s in the world, Dr Charlie Teo and other conscientious doctors like him, how many young people he is operating on who have brain tumours due to their mobile phones.

    Many trying to do the right and descent thing have been censored and/or lost their jobs and worse for doing nothing more than attempting to educate the masses on these dangers, especially in regards to our children. What better way to keep the dangers quiet than to set an example to the media that they will be sacked for airing the truth about these things.

    The brilliant Science Journalist, Dr Maryanne Demasi was sacked last year due to those pockets spoken about above, for her honest presentation called Wi-Fried on the ABC’s Catalyst and it is disgraceful that petitions to protect her and others like her who are trying to protect our babies from this, got minimal signatures, less than petitions for buskers to be allowed to busk in certain streets.

    I know a man who encouraged his step son at only 11 years old to smoke around him and not go behind his back, he even brought his cigarettes for him. This was because this man was not wise or cautious enough to be bothered to do otherwise and he believed this would bring him approval from the boy.

    The step dad now armed with the truth about how dangerous smoking is and always was, has been guilt ridden for the past couple of decades to the point of tears every time he speaks about it and seen the damage he is largely responsible for of his son. His son has no doubt the step dad’s actions made it impossible for him as a child to go the other way and he got heavily addicted at a very young age because of this and knew no better. He despised the man for doing this to him as a child.

    I would hate to be a parent that hadn’t been pro-active and/or bothered delving deeper into the facts about the very wide spread, real and present danger, who later finds out what all of this radiation has caused their kids, all for the sake of their own conveniences.

  2. dana says:

    Rt, a major international news website, has posted an article on the above study titled ”Hang up? Major US study finds link between cancer and cellphone radiation”. You may be able to leave a comment, although they sometimes censor some comments.

  3. Hammer Mann says:

    Regarding Safety,
    With all mobile phones. If you must use one put it on Speaker Mode and or use the little ear pieces as in a Walkman radio. Better still THROW the stupid mobile phone in the rubbish bin where they all belong. This could keep brain cancers away for many years and you’ll save a ton of money folks.

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