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As new evidence links mobile phones to a greater risk of tumours, could using one cost your child their life?

Cancer victim convinced mobile phone gave him disease

By Adrian Butler 1/11/2009

It gave me cancer, says dad

Angry Andrew Heath is convinced his mobile phone gave him cancer after using it up to six hours a day.

Andrew, 43, had to have the entire left side of his mouth rebuilt in five operations after developing a rare cancerous tumour in his jaw.

"Nothing but my phone could have caused this," said Andrew last night. "No one seems to want to admit they are dangerous and people should be warned about the risks."

He spoke out as a major new study, funded by the World Health Organisation, is about to be published linking mobiles with four different types of tumour.

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http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2009/11/01/using-a-mobile-cost-me-my-jaw-115875-21788634/


MOBILES TO 'SPARK TUMOUR RISE'
http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/137491/Mobiles-to-spark-tumour-rise-UK

 

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As new evidence links mobile phones to a greater risk of tumours, could using one cost your child their life?

By Tessa Thomas

Last updated at 8:31 AM on 03rd November 2009

Mobile phones, just how did we live without them? At about 80 million, there are now more mobiles than people in the UK. But since the Nineties, when their use became more widespread, there have been nagging doubts about their safety.

For many people these were resolved two years ago with a report from the Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research Programme.

The programme, jointly funded by the Government and the industry, concluded that mobile phones, base stations and masts 'have not been found to be associated with any biological or adverse health effects'.

However, according to a decade-long study, due out in the coming weeks, people who used mobiles for a decade or more had a 'significantly increased risk' of developing some types of brain tumours.

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1224827/As-new-evidence-links-mobile-phones-greater-risk-tumours-using-cost-child-life.html

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Mobile Phone Use: Brain Tumor Risk

The Epoch Times - New York, USA

Two of seven studies found an increased risk of acoustic neuroma associated with long-term mobile phone use. One study found an increased risk of tumors of ...

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/content/view/24720/

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Dr. Oz TV Show on Cellphones and Brain Tumor

Next week the Dr. Oz TV Show will be about cellphones and brain tumors. This show will likely inform more people about this calamity than any other event to date. I strongly suggest you watch the show. Should you wish to contact any of the participants, please contact me. [ Bilovsky@aol.com ]

Unfortunately I will be out of the country when the show airs, so I will be unable to respond until November 22.

It runs at 3pm Tues Nov. 17 on channel 2 (KTVU- fox) and 8pm on Tues. Nov 17 on channel 36 and 9am on Wed. Nov. 18 on channel 2 again - I am not 100% certain of all of that but please spread the word and just tell people to check their local networks for Dr. Oz on Nov. 17 and Nov. 18, yes - across the country!!!!!


IF WE DON'T LOOK, WE CANNOT FIND


Lloyd Morgan

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Dr. Oz on Cell Phones and Your Health

ABC News

Cell phone users are exposed to a form of electromagnetic radiation called radio frequency energy, also known as RF. Although RF isn't the same kind of ...

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/OnCall/cell-phones-brain-cancer-dr-oz-safety-tips/story?id=9090936

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Show about cellphones and the brain
http://groups.google.com/group/mobilfunk_newsletter/t/f69bf18c04aa992b

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The Link Between Cell Phones and Cancer

DR. OZ SHOW ON CELL PHONES - RESCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2009

Dr. Oz will be dedicating his Wednesday, November 18, 2009 television show to cell phones and the brain.

He will be interviewing Alan Marks, who has brain cancer; Mr. Marks's wife, Ellen; Dr. Devra Davis, Phd, MPH, an epidemiologist and professor at the University of Pittsburgh, also founder of the Environmental Health Trust ( http://www.environmentalhealthtrust.org );and, Dr. Joell Moskowitz, a professor at University of California at Berkeley.

Ellen Marks testified at the September 2008 hearing before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Domestic Policy convened by Congressman Dennis Kucinich. Check for local listings by going to http://www.doctoroz.com

Summary article posted Monday, November 16, 2009:
http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/link-between-cell-phones-and-cancer


From The EMR Policy Institute

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----- Original Message -----

From: JCMPelican
Sent: Thursday, November 19, 2009 9:51 PM
Subject: Fwd: Cell Phones & Brain Cancer (Dr. Oz Show)
Sent: 11/19/2009 1:45:37 P.M. Central Standard Time
Subj: Cell Phones & Brain Cancer (Dr. Oz Show)

The Dr. Oz Show posted an article but not the video about cell phones and brain cancer because they plan to air the story again due to the widespread interest in this issue. The story is based on a meta-analysis that Dr. Myung (and his colleagues) conducted with assistance from members of our Center while he was a visiting scholar with us. Fortunately, the show can be viewed on YouTube.

Article: http://www.doctoroz.com/videos/link-between-cell-phones-and-cancer


"Is Your Cell Phone Causing You Cancer?"

The Dr. Oz Show, Nov 17, 2009

Guests: Joel Moskowitz, Devra Davis, Alan Marks, Ellie Marks, Zachary Marks

YouTube Title: "Tumour Risk"

Part 1 (7:51): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Uc8O2-KV5w
Part 2 (5:29): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cczwz1SE64c
Part 3 (3:24): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BL1q1cEH-cg


Selected Other Media Coverage

The study has been reported on 300 news web sites internationally, and has generated other TV coverage (including dr. Nancy on MSNBC and Good Morning America on ABC).

CNN: http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/11/10/cell.phones.cancer.tumors/index.html
Los Angeles Times: http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-sci-cell-phones14-2009oct14,0,3949576.story
HealthDay News: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Healthday/study-suggests-link-cell-phones-brain-tumors/story?id=8821366
Reuters: http://www.reuters.com/article/everything/idUSN1376626

KPCC Southern California Public Radio: http://www.scpr.org/programs/airtalk/2009/10/14/brain-cancer-and-cell-phones/



Study Abstract

Seung-Kwon Myung, Woong Ju, Diana D. McDonnell, Yeon Ji Lee, Gene Kazinets, Chih-Tao Cheng, Joel M. Moskowitz. Mobile Phone Use and Risk of Tumors: A Meta-Analysis. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 27(33) (November 20) 2009: pp. 5565-5572.

From the Smoking Cessation Clinic, Center for Cancer Prevention and Detection; Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Control Research Institute, National Cancer Center, Goyang; Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Ewha Womans University; Department of Family Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea; and Center for Family and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA.

Corresponding author: Seung-Kwon Myung, MD, MS, 111 Jungbalsan-ro, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang, Gyeonggi-do, 410-769, Republic of Korea; e-mail: msk@ncc.re.kr.

Purpose Case-control studies have reported inconsistent findings regarding the association between mobile phone use and tumor risk. We investigated these associations using a meta-analysis.

Methods We searched MEDLINE (PubMed), EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library in August 2008. Two evaluators independently reviewed and selected articles based on predetermined selection criteria.

Results Of 465 articles meeting our initial criteria, 23 case-control studies, which involved 37,916 participants (12,344 patient cases and 25,572 controls), were included in the final analyses. Compared with never or rarely having used a mobile phone, the odds ratio for overall use was 0.98 for malignant and benign tumors (95% CI, 0.89 to 1.07) in a random-effects meta-analysis of all 23 studies. However, a significant positive association (harmful effect) was observed in a random-effects meta-analysis of eight studies using blinding, whereas a significant negative association (protective effect) was observed in a fixed-effects meta-analysis of 15 studies not using blinding. Mobile phone use of 10 years or longer was associated with a risk of tumors in 13 studies reporting this association (odds ratio = 1.18; 95% CI, 1.04 to 1.34). Further, these findings were also observed in the subgroup analyses by methodologic quality of study. Blinding and methodologic quality of study were strongly associated with the research group.

Conclusion The current study found that there is possible evidence linking mobile phone use to an increased risk of tumors from a meta-analysis of low-biased case-control studies. Prospective cohort studies providing a higher level of evidence are needed.

Written on behalf of the Korean Meta-Analysis (KORMA) Study Group.

Supported in part by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention through Cooperative Agreement No. U48/DP000033 (D.D.M., G.K., J.M.M.).

The contents of the article are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D.
Director
Center for Family and Community Health
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley
50 University Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-7360

Phone: 510-643-7314
Fax: 510-643-7316
E-mail: jmm@berkeley.edu
WWW: http://cfch.berkeley.edu

 

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