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giovedì 13 febbraio 2020

Il problema sta diventando il tumore alla tiroide ?

Joel Moskowitz riporta un recente lavoro

Jiajun Luo, Hang Li, Nicole C. Deziel, Huang Huang, Nan Zhao, Shuangge Ma, Xin Ni, Robert Udelsman, Yawei Zhang. Genetic susceptibility may modify the association between cell phone use and thyroid cancer: A population-based case-control study in Connecticut. Environmental Research, 2020; 182: 109013 DOI: 10.1016/j.envres.2019.109013

Yale School of Public Health. "Thyroid cancer, genetic variations, cell phones linked in new study." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 12 February 2020. <>.

I telefoni cellulari sono cambiati molto in due decenni, inclusa la posizione delle antenne cellulari che influenzano la distribuzione delle radiazioni RF dal telefono. Ad esempio, in molti smartphone le antenne cellulari si trovano nella parte inferiore del telefono. I cambiamenti di forma del telefono cellulare potrebbero aumentare la probabilità di tumori della ghiandola tiroidea e ridurre la probabilità di tumori cerebrali tra gli utenti di telefoni cellulari pesanti? 
Questo potrebbe spiegare perché l'incidenza del tumore al cervello (ad es. Glioma o glioblastoma) si è appiattita nel tempo in molti paesi mentre l'incidenza del tumore alla tiroide è aumentata?

Per ulteriori informazioni, consultare Cancro alla tiroide e uso del telefono cellulare.

qui sotto l'andamento di nuovi casi di tumore alla tiroide dal 1990 al 2017, riferiti a tutto il mondo: 
l'incremento è sicuramente forte.

lunedì 10 giugno 2019

innalzamento della incidenza di cancro colonrettale: è legato a dove si porta il cellulare ?

L'epidemiologo De-Kun Li offre una seguente ipotesi:
 l'abitudine dei giovani di portare i loro telefoni cellulari nelle tasche anteriori o posteriori dei loro jeans. "Quando sono collocati nelle tasche dei pantaloni, i telefoni si trovano nelle vicinanze del retto e del colon distale e questi sono i siti dei maggiori aumenti del cancro"

Colorectal Cancer Is Soaring Among Young Adults
Are Smartphones in the Mix?

Epidemiologist De-Kun Li Wants To Know

Americans in their 20s are getting more colon and rectal cancer. Those born in 1990 now face four times the risk of developing rectal cancer and twice the risk of colon cancer, compared to those born around 1950, according to the American Cancer Society. Similar patterns are being seen in many other countries.

Known risk factors for colorectal cancer include obesity, an unhealthy diet and lack of physical activity. But De-Kun Li, an epidemiologist and veteran EMF researcher, doesn't think they explain what’s going on.

Li offers a different hypothesis: Young people’s habit of carrying their cell phones in the front or back pockets of their jeans. “When placed in trouser pockets, the phones are in the vicinity of the rectum and the distal colon and these are the sites of the largest increases in cancer,” he says.

Li may be onto something. Smartphones on standby mode check in with the network --and transmit RF radiation-- more often than previous types of cell phones. And in a pocket, there’s virtually no separation from the body, unlike that assumed in safety testing.

How high are the exposures? There’s been so little research, it’s hard to say.

Read our latest story here. It may well make you think twice before putting a phone in your pocket again.
Louis Slesin, PhD
Editor, Microwave News

giovedì 9 maggio 2019

Tumore alla tiroide e uso di cellulare

Progetto ricerca finanziato da  American Cancer Society, the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China.

Gli autori hanno riportato che il cancro alla tiroide è il tumore in più rapida crescita negli Stati Uniti. L'incidenza è quasi triplicata dagli anni '80, da quattro su 100.000 nel 1980 a quindici su 100.000 nel 2014, diventando il quinto tumore più comune tra le donne del paese. Anche se si ritiene che l'eccesso di diagnosi rappresenti circa la metà di questo aumento, il resto è probabilmente dovuto ai cambiamenti dei fattori ambientali e di stile di vita.

Gli uomini che hanno usato i telefoni cellulari per più di 15 anni hanno avuto oltre il doppio del rischio di cancro alla tiroide rispetto agli utenti di telefoni non cellulari dopo aver controllato per altri fattori. Le donne che utilizzavano i telefoni cellulari per più di due ore al giorno avevano un rischio maggiore del 52% di cancro alla tiroide rispetto agli utenti di telefoni non cellulari.

Heavy cell phone use is linked to thyroid cancer

The first case-control study examining the association between cell phone use and thyroid cancer found elevated risks of thyroid cancer among heavier, long-term cell phone users.

At greater risk of thyroid cancer were individuals who used a cell phone for more than 15 years, for more than two hours per day, or for a greater number of lifetime hours. Also, those who made the most cell phone calls in their lifetime were at increased risk.

Men who used cell phones for more than 15 years had over twice the risk of thyroid cancer as compared to non-cell phone users after controlling for other factors. Women who used cell phones for more than two hours per day had a 52% greater risk of thyroid cancer as compared to non-cell phone users.

Although the key findings in this study were of borderline statistical significance, this may be due to the relatively small sample size, especially for males. The study included 462 histologically-confirmed thyroid cancer cases and 498 population-based controls. Also, the study did not control for cordless phone use which may be a risk factor for thyroid cancer.

The study, published online in the Annals of Epidemiology on October 29, was conducted by researchers from the Yale School of Medicine and the Connecticut Health Department.

The authors recommended more research since the results from this study may not be generalizable to current cell phone users due to changing technology and patterns of use (e.g., hands-free use, texting). The authors noted that smart phones were not in common use during the period prior to 2010-2011 when the data for this study were collected. The majority of study participants did not start using cell phones until age 21. Future research should determine if age of first cell phone use is associated with greater thyroid cancer risk.

The authors reported that thyroid cancer is the fastest growing cancer in the U.S. Incidence has nearly tripled since the 1980’s from four per 100,000 in 1980 to fifteen per 100,000 in 2014 making this the fifth most common cancer among women in the country. Although over-diagnosis is believed to account for about half of this increase, the remainder is likely due to changing environmental and lifestyle factors.

Yawei Zhang, MD, PhD, of the Yale School of Medicine and Cancer Center was the senior author of this paper. The research was supported by the American Cancer Society, the U.S. National Institutes of Health, and the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China.

My comments: The National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates that 53,990 new cases of thyroid cancer will be diagnosed in 2018 making this the 12th most common cancer in the U.S. Rates for new thyroid cancer cases have increased 3.1% per year over the last ten years (on average) based upon an analysis of data from the NCI Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results-9 (SEER-9) cancer registry program.

Since smart phones are more likely to have cell antennas located in the bottom of the phones than earlier cell phone models, the peak radiation exposure from a smart phone is more likely in the neck than in the brain. Hence, I would hypothesize that the association between cell phone use and thyroid cancer has increased in recent years. The switch from “candy bar" and flip phones to smart phones could explain upward trends over time in thyroid cancer incidence and relatively flat trends in brain cancer observed in some countries.


Luo J, Deziel NC, Huang H, Chen Y, Ni X, Ma S, Udelsman R, Zhang Y. Cell phone use and risk of thyroid cancer: a population-based case-control study in Connecticut. Ann Epidemiol. 2018 Oct 29. pii: S1047-2797(18)30284-9. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2018.10.004

Purpose. This study aims to investigate the association between cell phone use and thyroid cancer.

Methods.  A population-based case-control study was conducted in Connecticut between 2010 and 2011 including 462 histologically confirmed thyroid cancer cases and 498 population-based controls. Multivariate unconditional logistic regression was used to estimate odds ratios (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) for associations between cell phone use and thyroid cancer.

Results. Cell phone use was not associated with thyroid cancer (OR: 1.05, 95% CI: 0.74-1.48). A suggestive increase in risk of thyroid microcarcinoma (tumor size ≤10mm) was observed for long-term and more frequent users. Compared to cell phone non-users, several groups had non-statistically significantly increased risk of thyroid microcarcinoma: individuals who had used a cell phone >15 years (OR: 1.29, 95% CI: 0.83-2.00), who had used a cell phone >2 hours per day (OR: 1.40, 95% CI: 0.83-2.35), who had the most cumulative use hours (OR: 1.58, 95% CI: 0.98-2.54), and who had the most cumulative calls (OR: 1.20, 95% CI: 0.78-1.84).

Conclusion. This study found no significant association between cell phone use and thyroid cancer. A suggestive elevated risk of thyroid microcarcinoma associated with long-term and more frequent uses warrants further investigation.

mercoledì 3 aprile 2019

Tribunale di Monza: cancro causato da CEM

con sentenza pubblicata il 13 Marzo 2019 il Tribunale di Monza ha condannato l’INAIL riconoscendo ad un addetto di Linate e Malpensa la malattia professionale con inabilità permanente (misura del 38%) per neurinoma del nervo acustico, l’ennesimo cancro al cervello (interessa l’ottavo nervo cranico) da irradiazioni di radiofrequenze emesse da telefoni cordless e cellulari (ma non solo!). Anche questa volta, la vittima è stata assistita dagli avvocati Renato Ambrosio, Stefano Bertone e Chiara Ghibaudodallo studio legale torinese Ambrosio&Commodo con la consulenza tecnica del battagliero e indomito Prof. Angelo Gino Levis (ottuagenario ex cattedratico di mutagenesi ambientale a Padova, ex consulente del Ministero della Salute e dell’Organizzazione Mondiale della Sanità).
Consolidando la posizione innovativa della magistratura italiana, sempre più propensa ad affermare le dannose ripercussioni biologiche del wirelessil primo giudice del lavoro Luisa Rotolo ha accertato come Paolo Arcaini Da Silva Rui si sia ammalato per l’utilizzo ultradecennale di cellulari di servizio, dannosi campi elettromagnetici andati a sommarsi alle “frequenze emesse da numerose antenne e di dispositivi di comunicazione radio, di ripetitori per i segnali radio altimetrici, radar metereologici, antenne satellitari sempre costantemente attive (…) circondato da circa 10 telefonini cellulari GSM attivi, 5 palmari, 2 pc costantemente accesi e 2 ripetitori di segnale (DECT e GSM); che con altri colleghi aveva ripetutamente segnalato al datore di lavoro la massima esposizione a radiofrequenze a cui era esposto durante la giornata lavorativa, chiedendo che fossero effettuate delle misurazioni dei campi elettromagnetici”. Non solo, perché l’addetto negli scali aeroportuali milanesi passava poi “sotto gli archetti metaldetector circa 10 volte a turno e utilizzava un walkie-talkie, una ricetrasmittente Motorola e che dal 1998 veniva dotato anche di un telefono cordless e dal 2001 al 2008 anche di un telefono cellulare GSM Nokia e fino al 2009 un ulteriore telefono cellulare GSM Samsung e che era esposto per oltre 4 ore al giorno alle relative radiofrequenze, con sessioni telefoniche anche di 45 minuti consecutivi, che l’istante impugnava le apparecchiature citate con la mano sinistra, in quanto utilizzava la destra per prendere appunti o compiere operazioni, con conseguente esposizione del lato sinistro del capo alle radioemissioni”.

giovedì 22 marzo 2018

Pubblicato il lavoro conclusivo dell'Istituto Ramazzini

E' stato finalmente pubblicato l'articolo scientifico che conclude un lunghissimo lavoro in vivo avviato anni fa per verificare danni delle radiofrequenze sui ratti.

Il risultato è stato già anticipato in occasione della pubblicazione di un analogo lavoro americano NSTP: cancerogenesi individuata a danno del  cuore (nome del tipo di cancro schwannoma).

La drsa Belopoggi anche lei chiama in causa WHO/OMS per modificare la classificazione del livello di rischio delle radiofrequenze da 'possibili' cancerogeni a 'probabili' cancerogeni

Qui copia del lavoro 

sabato 3 febbraio 2018

NTP pubblicati i lavori

I due report sono disponibili in questa pagina

E' la conclusione del più impegnativo lavoro di ricerca voluto da un ente governativo per valutare gli effetti dei campi elettromagnetici su topi e ratti.

Le conclusioni che traggono sono frutto di bizantinismo classico ... quando c'è da pararsi il ... posto !

Consiglio di andare a leggere le conclusioni ed anche l'introduzione: non occorre un Phd ! 

Viene riportato una chiara ed incofutabile relazione tra radiofrequenze e diversi tipi di tumore.

Riportano la dicitura 'some evidence'  che verrà sicuramente interpretata con 'c'è una qualche evidenza '  come dire una bassa incidenza !
Però se si va a vedere in altra  parte del loro sito si trova le 'codifiche' che debbono utilizzate per esprimere delle conclusioni.  Si vede che in una scala di 5 valutazioni ... 'some evidence' è al secondo posto dall'alto!  Il top è 'clear evidence'...

I report sono ovviamente molto complessi.
L'iter prevede che entro metà marzo di possono inviare commenti scritti e ci saranno tre giorni di incontri con chi vuole personalmente discutere i due report, anche via web.

venerdì 23 giugno 2017

Conflitti di interesse in oncologia: ecco i numeri !!!

riceviamo da ISDE e volentieri pubblichiamo.

Conflitti di interesse in oncologia: 

ecco i numeri Uno studio pubblicato su Jama Oncology quantifica i conflitti di interesse finanziari con l'industria farmaceutica (Fcoi) degli autori delle linee guida del National Comprehensive Cancer Network (Nccn), suggerimenti che in pratica influenzano la scelta dei farmaci rimborsabili dal sistema di assistenza pubblica Medicare.
Aaron Mitchell, della University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medicine, ha esaminato assieme ai colleghi tali conflitti di interesse nel corso del 2014 tra i 125 autori delle linee guida per il trattamento delle neoplasie di mammella, colon, prostata e polmone, i tumori con la più alta incidenza negli Stati Uniti.
Allo scopo gli autori hanno utilizzato i dati sui pagamenti a clinici e ricercatori da parte dell'industria, pubblicamente segnalati dai Centers for Medicare e Medicaid Services.

Ed ecco i risultati: 108 su 125 autori delle linee guida, ossia l'86% del totale, hanno riportato almeno un conflitto di interesse finanziario con l'industria farmaceutica. Di questi, il 56% ha ricevuto almeno 1.000 dollari o più a titolo di consulenze, vitto e alloggio, con una media di circa 10.000 dollari a testa. Ma non basta: gli autori delle linee guida Nccn hanno anche ricevuto dall'industria una media di 236.066 dollari in finanziamenti per la ricerca, compresi quelli per lo svolgimento di studi clinici. “A conti fatti, oltre l'80% degli autori ha ricevuto pagamenti per consulenze e simili, mentre quasi la metà ha ottenuto uno o più finanziamenti per la ricerca» scrivono gli autori, sottolineando che il loro studio è limitato dal fatto che il database dei Centers for Medicare e Medicaid Services permette di verificare solo i conflitti di interesse finanziari con l'industria farmaceutica dei medici, ma non quelli degli autori non medici delle linee guida Nccn. I dati riportati su Jama Oncology sottolineano l'importanza di questi conflitti di interesse in oncologia. Tanto più che in questo, come in altri campi della medicina, le collaborazioni tra industria, ricercatori e clinici non solo sono numerose, ma creano sfide e opportunità per tutta la comunità oncologica”, scrive in un editoriale di commento Ryan Nipp del Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center di Boston.

martedì 9 maggio 2017

Cancerogene: lo dice anche Mr Bradford Hill ...!

Nel 1965 - quindi ben prima dell'avvento dei telefonini ... - Furono individuati dei criteri guida per Valutare i RISULTATI degli studi epidemiologici. Per gran lunga SI che dalla letteratura scientifica si Possa Switch to delle Regole di vita.

I soliti - per fortuna che ci Sono - Hardell e Carlberg Hanno Applicato i criteri guida,  cre Allora e codificati dal ricercatore Bradford Hill, morto nel 1991, Ai Dati epidemiologici DISPONIBILI in letteratura.

Conclusioni: Le radiofrequenze debbono Essere trattate venire Agenti cancerogeni che portano alla Produzione di glioma.

Valutazione del Cellulare e Telefono senza fili Uso e Glioma rischio Utilizzando la Bradford Hill Punti di vista dal 1965, per associazione o Nesso di causalità

Carlberg M, L. Hardell Valutazione della Cellulare e Telefono senza fili Uso e Glioma rischio Utilizzando la Bradford Hill Punti di vista dal 1965, per associazione o Nesso di causalità. Biomed Res Int. 2017; 2017: 9.218.486. doi: 10,1155 / 2017/9218486. Epub 2017 16 marzo.


Obbiettivo. punti di vista di Bradford Hill dal 1965 su un'associazione o causalità sono stati utilizzati sul rischio di glioma e l'uso di telefoni cellulari o cordless. Metodi. Tutti e nove i punti di vista sono stati valutati sulla base di studi epidemiologici e di laboratorio. Risultati. Forza: meta-analisi di studi caso-controllo ha dato odds ratio (OR) = 1,90, 95% intervallo di confidenza (CI) = 1,31-2,76 con la massima esposizione cumulativa. Consistenza: il rischio aumenta con la latenza, meta-analisi ha dato nel gruppo di latenza dei 10 anni OR = 1.62, 95% CI = 1,20-2,19. Specificità: aumento del rischio di glioma era nel lobo temporale. Utilizzando casi di meningioma come gruppo di confronto ancora aumentato il rischio. La temporalità: il rischio più alto era in 20+ gruppo di latenza anni, OR = 2.01, 95% CI = 1,41-2,88, per i telefoni senza fili. gradiente biologica: uso cumulativo di telefoni cellulari ha aumentato il rischio. Plausibilità: studi su animali hanno mostrato una maggiore incidenza di glioma e schwannoma maligno nei ratti esposti a radiazioni a radiofrequenza (RF). C'è aumentata produzione di specie reattive dell'ossigeno (ROS) da radiazione RF. Coerenza: c'è un cambiamento nella storia naturale di glioma e crescente incidenza. Esperimento: gli antiossidanti riducono la produzione di ROS da radiazioni RF. Analogia: v'è un rischio maggiore in soggetti esposti a campi elettromagnetici estremamente bassa frequenza. Conclusione. radiazioni RF deve essere considerato come un agente cancerogeno che causa glioma umano. ubmed / 28401165

mercoledì 25 maggio 2016

Ricerca governativa US da 25 milioni di $ trova relazione di tumore e cellulare nei ratti

Lo studio è stato proposto dall'ente governativo americano NTP National Toxicology Program nel 2001 e realizzato con un finanziamento di 25 milioni di USD .  I risultati di questo lungo progetto saranno a breve resi pubblici, ma le conclusioni sono state rese pubbliche.

E' stato pubblicato il documento e c'è stata una conferenza stampa il 27 us.

Qui un commento di Joel M. Moskowitz

ovvero se 1 su 15 ratti maschi sottoposti a bassa intensità 1,5 W/Kg (e con la somministrazione di RF non localizzata ad es. al orecchio - cervello) si è beccato un tumore ... le conclusioni sono di 'basso impatto' ?!  

After the call, I calculated the overall risk for the male rats in the group exposed to the lowest intensity of cell phone radiation (i.e., 1.5 watts/kilogram or W/kg).  Twelve of 180, or one in 15 male rats in this group developed cancer or a pre-cancerous lesion. This latter finding has policy implications as the FCC's current cell phone regulations allow cell phones to emit up to 1.6 W/kg at the head or near the body (partial body SAR).

Microwave News: $25 million study finds cell phone radiation causes cancer in rats
Microwave News reports today that the $25 million dollar study conducted by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) has found that exposure to cell phone radiation caused cancer in rats.  See Microwave News for more details.

The International Agency for Research on Cancer of the World Health Organization should now have sufficient evidence to raise the classification of radiofrequency radiation from "possibly carcinogenic" (Group 2B) to "carcinogenic" (Group 1).

The findings of this laboratory study parallel the results of numerous epidemiologic studies in humans which have found that long-term heavy cell phone use increases the risk of brain cancer (or glioma), a malignant tumor in glial cells, and acoustic neuroma, a nonmalignant tumor in Schwann cells in the brain. In the rats, however, the affected Schwann cells were in the heart.

The study was proposed by the NTP in 2001. This long-awaited study is the only research on cell phone radiation health effects that our federal government has conducted since the 1990's. The government should release the study results soon.

Rats and mice were exposed to two second generation (2G) cell phone technologies which are still used for voice transmission. Both 2G technologies caused tumors in rats, but not in mice.

2G technologies will soon be obsolete because cell phone companies in the U.S. are planning to use 4G LTE for voice transmission. However, recent research on 3G and 4G suggests these technologies, in spite of their lower power densities, may be more risky than 2G.

The human studies showing increased risk of glioma and acoustic neuroma are listed in the references to my recent post, "Should Cellphones Have Warning Labels?" (Wall Street Journal).


Also see:

Government Failure to Address Wireless Radiation Risks


lunedì 29 febbraio 2016

Storico e fondamentale studio dell'Istituto Ramazzini sulla promozione della carcinogenesi

Storico e fondamentale studio condotto dall'Istituto Ramazzini di Bologna (che conferma i precedenti lavori pubblicati dai ricercatori tedeschi) su migliaia di ratti in cui si dimostra in modo acclarato la correlazione tra esposizione a basse frequenze ( 50 hZ, vedi elettrodotti..) + associazione a radiazioni gamma, e il processo di PROMOZIONE  nelle fasi della carcinogenesi. Nel dettaglio le neoplasie che si sono sviluppate dopo il processo di irradiazione (ratti soppressi dopo 2 anni) sono:

1) carcinomi mammari nel maschio e nella femmina
2) Schwannoma ( tumore cardiaco)
3) Leucemia e linfoma

(a) A significant dose-related increased incidence of mammary adenocarcinomas [breast cancer] in males and females in particular in males exposed to 20μT plus 0.1Gy and in females exposed to 1,000μT plus 0.1 Gy;
(b) In males a significant dose-related increased incidence of heart malignant schwannomas with a significant increase among males exposed to 20μT plus 0.1Gy [statisticallly significant] and to 1,000μT plus 0.1 Gy; and
(c) A significant increased incidence of hematopoietic neoplasias [leukemia and lymphoma] in males treated at 1,000μT plus 0.1 Gy.
Nel grafico sottostante vengono riassunti i dati dello ricerca.

Perentorio le conclusioni del gruppo di ricerca:

These results call for a re-evaluation of the safety of non-ionizing radiation"..   questi risultati richiedono una rivalutazione della sicurezza delle radiazioni non ionizzanti. 
Magari classificandole come PROBABILI CANCEROGENI. Con buona pace dell'ICNIRP (n.d.r).


Immagine incorporata 1

    44 ragioni per dire che c'è relazione tra telefono cellulare e cancro

    Interessante articolo di Lloyd Burrell su ben 44 motivi (fatti) che sostengono la posizione di chi accusa le radiazioni emesse dai telefoni cellulari provocano cancro.

    Qui l'articolo

    Per ogni motivazione c'è il link con la pubblicazione scientifica che lo dimostra

    The 44 Reasons
    1. Cellular Damage: Telecoms giant T-Mobile in Germany commissioned an independent study to review all relevant research on the health risks from wireless telecommunications. It was concluded that,
    On the cellular level, a multitude of studies found the type of damage from high frequency electromagnetic fields which is important for cancer initiation and cancer promotion.
    Brain Tumors And Brain Cancers
    2. Significantly Increased Risk of Glioma:  Gliomas are becoming increasingly common. The $25 million Interphone Study found that:
    “regular use of a cell phone by adults can significantly increase the risk of gliomas by 40% with 1640 hours or more of use (this is about one half hour per day over ten years).”

    Source: Table 2 INTERPHONE Study Group. Brain tumour risk in relation to mobile telephone use: results of the INTERPHONE international case-control study. Int J Epidemiol (2010); 39(3):675-694.
    3. Tumor Risk on Cell Phone Side of Head: Again from the Interphone Study – currently the big daddy of cell phone radiation studies it being the largest and longest study on the link between cell phones and brain tumors – it also found, “tumors were more likely to occur on the side of the head most used for calling”.
    4. Harmful Association Between Cell Phone Radiation and Tumors: A review of 23 epidemiological studies by 7 scientists on the link between cell phones and cancer concluded, “harmful association“. One of the reports authors commenting the study results said, “although as a whole the data varied, among the 10 higher quality studies, we found a harmful association between phone use and tumor risk. The lower quality studies, which failed to meet scientific best practices, were primarily industry funded.”
    5. Increased Risk For Glioma and Acoustic Neuroma: the studies performed by the Hardell Research Group are widely regarded as being amongst the best. This recent study finds, “A consistent pattern of increased risk for glioma and acoustic neuroma associated with use of wireless phones.” These findings are consistent with their earlier studies.
    6. Temporal Lobe & Glioma Risk: A recent French study found evidence of an increased risk of glioma and temporal lobe tumors. The study found that, “risks were higher for gliomas, temporal tumours, occupational and urban mobile phone use. “. According to EMF watchdog Powerwatch this is an important paper, “that confirms existing studies and which should help move the IARC RF evaluation strongly towards a Group 2A – ‘probable human carcinogen’“.
    7. Increased Risk of Acoustic Neuroma in Long-Term Users of Cell Phones: A recent study on 790,000 middle aged women in the UK found that, “women who used cell phones for ten or more years were two-and- a-half times more likely to develop an acoustic neuroma. Their risk of acoustic neuroma increased with the number of years they used cell phones.
    8. Increased Risk of Acoustic Neuroma: Research conducted by Lonn suggests, “an increased risk of acoustic neuroma associated with mobile phone use of at least 10 years’ duration.”
    9. Brain Tumor Risk is Higher on ‘Cell Phone’ Side of Head:  A research paper that reviewed 11 studies found, “a link between prolonged cell phone usage and the development of an ipsilateral [same side of head as cell phone] brain tumor”.
    10. Meningioma: This Swedish study looked at adult brain tumor cases diagnosed over a two year period. Although the study concluded that, “no conclusive evidence of an association between use of mobile and cordless phones and meningioma was found“. The studies authors did say, “an indication of increased risk was seen in the group with highest cumulative use“.
    11. Malignant Brain Tumors: Recent work by Hardell looked at long-term use of mobile and cordless phones. In conclusion it was found that, “this study confirmed previous results of an association between mobile and cordless phone use and malignant brain tumours. These findings provide support for the hypothesis that RF-EMFs play a role both in the initiation and promotion stages of carcinogenesis“.

    Other Cancers And Tumors
    12. Cancer of the Pituitary Gland: The pituitary gland, considered by many to be the “master gland” of the body, is a pea sized organ located in the middle of the base of the brain that produces hormones that play a major role in regulating vital body functions and general well-being. This study (already referenced above) also found that,
    the risk of cancer of the pituitary gland more was more than twice as high among women who used a cell phone for less than five years as compared to never users“.
    13. Thyroid Cancer: The thyroid gland is situated in the neck. Using a cell phone against your ear exposes your thyroid to cell phone radiation. A recent Israeli study observing that, “the incidence of thyroid cancer has been on the rise in Israel for more than a decade which matches the rise in the use of cellphones” collected human thyroid cells from healthy patients and subjected them to radiation. The study found, “evidence of changes in thyroid cells in response to electromagnetic radiation”.
    14. Melanoma Risk: Melanoma is a cancer that starts in a certain type of skin cell. A Swedish study found “a very clear association between increasing use of mobile phones and increasing rates of head melanoma [ ] in Nordic countries“.

    Image: Örjan Hallberg
    15. Stem Cell Cancer: In a controversial US study on 29 cases of neuroepithelial tumors, cell phone users accounted for 11 of them. These initial results indicated a near tripling in the risk of neuroepithelial tumors through cell phone use. The published results were revised to reflect a doubling of risk and then reported as not ‘statistically significant’.
    16. Oral Cancer: An Israeli study on 460 cases of parotid gland tumors found, “based on the largest number of benign PGT patients reported to date, our results suggest an association between cellular phone use and PGTs [parotid gland tumors].” The parotid is the salivary gland near the cheek where many users hold their cell phone.
    17. Parotid Malignant Tumors: Another Israeli study analyzed deaths as recorded on the National Cancer Registry over a 36 year period found, “the total number of parotid gland cancers in Israel increased 4-fold from 1970 to 2006 , whereas other major salivary gland cancers remained stable“.

    18. Leukaemia: A comprehensive review of over a dozen studies including studies on exposures from cell tower radiation, TV and Radio broadcast towers concluded, “cancer, especially brain tumour and leukaemia, but all other cancers also“.
    19. Lymph Node Cancer: In an Australian study one hundred mice were exposed to RF radiation for two 30-minute periods per day for up to 18 months. The authors called the increased incidence of lymphoma “highly significant”. They added that “it is very unlikely that the faster onset of cancer was due to chance“.
    20. Multifocal Breast Cancer: American researchers studied four young women with breast cancer. They found that, “all patients regularly carried their smartphones directly against their breasts in their brassieres for up to 10 hours a day, for several years, and developed tumors in areas of their breasts immediately underlying the phones“.

    21. Eye Cancer: A German Study has established a link between uveal melanoma and cell phone radiation and similar exposures. The study “found an elevated risk for exposure to radiofrequency-transmitting devices“.  Another study found ocular symptoms and sensations in long term users of mobile phones.
    22. Diverse Cancerous Tumors: A Brazilian Study established a direct link between various cancer deaths such as tumors in the prostate, breast, lung, kidneys and liver in Brazil’s third largest city, and cell phone tower radiation exposures. The study found that, “more than 81 percent of people who die in Belo Horizonte by specific types of cancer live less than 500 meters away from the 300 identified cell phone antennas in the city“.

    This same study also lists more than a dozen other research papers that have found a link between different cancers and cell phone/cell tower radiation exposures.
    Cell Phone Subscriptions And Brain Tumors
    23. Cell Phone Subscription Link to Brain Tumors: A U.S. study analyzed the number of cell phone subscriptions and brain tumors in nineteen US states, they concluded,
    the very linear relationship between cell phone usage and brain tumor incidence is disturbing and certainly needs further epidemiological evaluation.
    24. Brain Cancer Incidence Increases Over Time (U.S): another U.S. study of brain cancer incidence trends in relation to cell phone use in the United States found, “there was a statistically significant increasing trend between 1992 and 2006 among females but not among males.The recent trend in 20–29-year-old women was driven by a rising incidence of frontal lobe cancers“.
    25. Brain Cancer Incidence Increases Over Time (Europe): Studies carried out in Norway, Finland and the U.K. have identified a similar trend of an increase in the incidence of brain cancer over time. In the UK study the incidence of malignant brain tumors close to where you hold your phone was highlighted.

    Source: Mobile Phone Use and Cancer Risk – Research on a Group 2B Carcinogen. Joel M. Moskowitz Ph.D.
    Other Effects On the Brain
    26. Blood-Brain Barrier (BBB) Permeability: The BBB is a membrane which prevents toxic materials from the blood from entering the brain. It was first discovered in 1975 that RF radiation causes the BBB to leak, since then at least a dozen laboratories around the world have corroborated this effect. There’s no consensus on the link between BBB damage and cancer but some studies elude to this.
    27. Brain Cell Loss: A Turkish study on adult female rats that were exposed to a 900 MHz electromagnetic field found that, “EMF exposure caused a significant decrease of the…….cell number…… additionally, cell loss can be seen……“. In their conclusions the researchers drew parallels between these exposures and teenagers’ brains that are exposed to cell phone radiation.
    28. Brain Activity: Researchers in China exposed 18 participants to RF radiation (LTE) for 30 minutes which was well within international (ICNIRP) cell phone legal limits. They concluded that, “30min LTE RF-EMF exposure modulated the spontaneous low frequency fluctuations in some brain regions.

    29. Brain Blood Flow Affected: This Finnish brain imaging study found that “that the EMF emitted by a commercial mobile phone affects rCBF  [regional cerebral blood flow]  in humans“. This suggests that cell phone radiation affects neuronal activity.
    30. Texting Affects Memory:  An Australian study on young adolescents found “students who reported making or receiving more voice or SMS calls per week, and in particular more of both, demonstrated shorter response times on learning tasks, but less accurate working memory”.
    DNA Damage
    One way cancer and other diseases are believed to develop is when the DNA (genetic information) in a cell becomes damaged. This damage mutates the DNA.  There are many studies linking cell phone radiation exposures to different types of DNA damage.
    31. Single and Double-Strand DNA Breaks: In pioneering work a University of Washington team found DNA single strand breaks from RF radiation exposures on rats in an initial study. A subsequent study found single and double-strand DNA breaks.
    32. Various Genetic Effects: An Austrian study analyzed the results of 101 different published articles on the effects of radio frequency EMFs on DNA. The study concluded that, “there is ample evidence that RF-EMF can alter the genetic material of exposed cells“.
    33. Increased Rates of Micronuclei: Micronuclei proliferation indicates a type of DNA damage strongly associated with cancer.A Brazilian study found that, “electromagnetic field irradiation [low level cell phone type exposures] during pregnancy leads to an increase in erythrocytes micronuclei incidence in rat offspring“.  Several studies have found increased rates of micronuclei in the body following exposures to RF radiation.
    34. Heat Shock Proteins (HSPs) Production Decreased: A U.S. study exposed chick embryo’s to RF radiation. They concluded that, “this EMF-induced decrease in HSP70 levels and resulting decline in cytoprotection suggests a mechanism by which daily exposure (such as might be experienced by mobile phone users) could enhance the probability of cancer and other diseases“.
    35. Oxidative DNA Damage: the Guler study in Turkey exposed female and male infant rabbits to 1800 MHz radio frequency radiation and found, “GSM-like RF radiation may induce biochemical changes by increasing free radical attacks to structural biomolecules.”  Free radical damage is associated with the development of cancer.
    36. DNA Strand Breaks: this Austrian study exposed human and rat cells to mobile phone radiation and found, “DNA single- and double-strand breaks”.
    37. Changes in Gene Expression: the Belyaev study found that, exposing the “rat brain to 915 MHz GSM microwaves induces changes in gene expression”. Other studies suggest that, “subtle changes of gene expression associated with [disease]”.
    38. Genotoxic Effects: the Schwarz study exposed human cells to 1,950 MHz UMTS. It concluded that “UMTS exposure may cause genetic alterations in some but not in all human cells in vitro.”
    39. Neurotransmitters Impacted: this Bavarian study followed 60 people over one and a half years following the installation of a new cell phone base station in their village. The study concluded that, “the effects showed a dose-response relationship“, that it had “occurred well below current limits for technical RF radiation exposures” and that these effects have “great relevance for health and [are] well known to damage human health in the long run“. In other words the more people were exposed to cell phone type radiation the bigger the impact on their health.

    40. Chromosome Damage: a Belgian study reviewed 16 expert gene monitoring studies from around the world. In 13 of the 16 independent studies performed worldwide it was found that, “RF-exposed individuals have increased frequencies of genetic damage (e.g., chromosomal aberrations)“.
    41. Central Nervous System: US based researcher Dr. Henry Lai comments that there are several studies which show that repeated RF exposure at relatively low power caused morphological changes in the central nervous system, “changes in morphology, especially cell death, could have an important implication on health. Injury-induced cell proliferation has been hypothesized as a cause of cancer.
    Reading Between The Lines
    The studies don’t tell all of the story. Here are some other things you need to know.
    42. Latency Period Before Diagnosis: To put this in the words of researcher Dr. Martin Blank “cancers do not form overnight”. In almost all cases cancerous tumors take many years to form and metastasize” Dr. Martin Blank: Overpowered. This would suggest that we might be sitting on a cell phone radiation cancer time bomb.
    43. Cell Phone Radiation Cancer Time Bomb: To give a sense to what this latency period could mean in terms of the incidence of brain tumors in the years to come, researcher Lloyd Morgan produced this alarming graphic showing that brain tumor cases could reach epidemic proportions within the next decade:

    44. Flawed Research: Not all of the research points to a link between cell phone radiation and cancer. But then that’s hardly surprising given the lengths some researchers go to, to skew the results. This research paper also lays bare the phenomenon of study bias. This can take many different shapes and forms; insufficient latency time, incorrect definition of “regular” cellphone user, cell phones radiating higher power levels in rural areas not investigated, exposure to other transmitting sources not considered, exclusion of brain tumor cases due to death or illness, etc.

    domenica 9 agosto 2015

    Samsung in Corea crea un fondo di 85 M$ per risarcire i morti per cancro

    Riporto un articolo della Reuters  in cui si informa che Samsung ha 'generosamente' costituito un fondo di 85 M$  finalizzato a risarcire i dipendenti o famigliari affetti da cancro.

    Approfondendo si scopre che tanta magnanimità non è altro che un tardivo e limitato (come chiaramente riportanto da questo blog  )  risarcimento a seguito di una lotta intentata dai sindacati sulle condizioni  di sicurezza allo interno degli stabilimenti dove circa 200 dipendenti si sono ammalati (di cui 70 ca morti) per leucemia e linfomi a causa delle radiazioni presenti.

    La lotta va avanti da una decina d'anni.  E non sembra finita; (vedere il blog qui sopra).

    E i sindacati italiani ?!  che fanno ? si interessano a queste malattie professionali ?   confidano sui valori limite ICNIRP ?

    sabato 7 marzo 2015

    Uno studio tedesco estensivo conferma cancro nel ratto per EMF

    Questo importante articolo a conclusione di una ricerca ampia fatta dalla università tedesca di Bremen conferma in vivo su ratti la presenza di cancro al polmone e al fegato di ratti esposti a vari livelli di radiofrequenze, comunque a valori tipo 0,4 W/Kg (SAR)  quindi ben inferiori ai limiti  2 W/Kg     .

    NB confrontate questo valore con quello del vostro cellulare ...

    Journal: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
    Available online 6 March 2015
    In Press, Accepted Manuscript


    • Tumor-promoting effects of RF-EMF exposed mice have been reported in 2010.
    • We have replicated the study with higher numbers of mice per group.
    • We could fully confirm the previous results, thus the effects are reproducible.
    • Apparently, no clear dose-response relationship is evident.
    • We hypothesize that metabolic changes are responsible for the effects observed.

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    Tumor promotion by exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields below exposure limits for humans
    • a Department of Life Sciences and Chemistry, Jacobs University Bremen, Campus Ring 6, D-28759 Bremen, Germany
    • b Department of Psychology and Methods, Jacobs University Bremen, Campus Ring 1, D-28759 Bremen, Germany
    • c Chair of Electromagnetic Theory, University of Wuppertal, Rainer-Gruenter-Str. 21, D-42119 Wuppertal, Germany
    Received 19 February 2015, Accepted 25 February 2015, Available online 6 March 2015


    The vast majority of in vitro and in vivo studies did not find cancerogenic effects of exposure to electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF), i.e. emitted by mobile phones and base stations. Previously published results from a pilot study with carcinogen-treated mice, however, suggested tumor-promoting effects of RF-EMF (Tillmann et al., 2010). We have performed a replication study using higher numbers of animals per group and including two additional exposure levels (0 (sham), 0.04, 0.4 and 2 W/kg SAR). We could confirm and extend the originally reported findings. Numbers of tumors of the lungs and livers in exposed animals were significantly higher than in sham-exposed controls. In addition, lymphomas were also found to be significantly elevated by exposure. A clear dose-response effect is absent. We hypothesize that these tumor-promoting effects may be caused by metabolic changes due to exposure. Since many of the tumor-promoting effects in our study were seen at low to moderate exposure levels (0.04 and 0.4 W/kg SAR), thus well below exposure limits for the users of mobile phones, further studies are warranted to investigate the underlying mechanisms. Our findings may help to understand the repeatedly reported increased incidences of brain tumors in heavy users of mobile phones."