A recent study published in the journal Cancer Epidemiology has reignited the debate. The study does prove that cell phone radiation had no impact on the rise in brain tumor rates over a 30-year study in Australia.
The study found that between 1982 and 2013, there was no increase in brain tumor rates in any age group except those aged 70 to 84. Even among people in the 70 to 84 age group, the incidence rates date back to 1982. At that time, there were still 5 years before the use of mobile phones.
According to the authors in the journal Cancer Epidemiology, this rise in rates among older Australians is due to improved diagnostic testing. With mobile phone penetration in Australia now reaching 90%, researchers have not found any connection between the increased frequency of mobile phone use and the incidence of brain tumors.
Study leader Simon Chapman, emeritus professor of public health at the University of Sydney, detailed the effects of age and gender on developing brain tumors in nearly 20,000 men and 14,000 women that he and colleagues examined. contacts, as well as data on domestic mobile phone usage over a 29-year period.
They found that, with the exception of a large group of people who had used cell phones for 20 years, age-related brain tumor rates increased only slightly in most women between the ages of 20 and 84, and only slightly in those over 30. The incidence rate in women remained stable. However, data suggests these conditions predate the use of cell phones and are likely caused by improved magnetic resonance imaging and magnetic resonance imaging technology.
Chapman’s team also compared “the true incidence rate during this period with the number of new cases that would have been predicted if the hypothesis that cell phones caused brain cancer were true.” He added, “Here, our The test model assumed a 10-year lag period from the onset of mobile phone use to evidence of rising brain tumor cases.”
Through a hypothesis: mobile phones and other mobile devices may cause 50% of the incidence, they believe that if this hypothesis comes true, 1,866 reports will be disclosed in 2012.
Likewise, they used a second model that assumed a 150% increase in frequent phone users or 2,038 new cases. The actual data in both cases is 1435 cases.
Chapman said: “In Australia we have had mobile phones since 1987. 90 per cent of the population use mobile phones today, many of whom started using mobile phones more than 20 years ago. But we have not found that mobile phone penetration and There is absolutely nothing to do with the increased rates of brain tumors.”