June 7, 2008

Methodological Aspects of Epidemiological Studies on the Use of Mobile Phones and their Association with Brain Tumors

Filed under: Science and Mobile Radio - Wissenschaft zu Mobilfunk — omeganews @ 8:34 pm

From the abstract: The authors (Lennart Hardell, Michael Carlberg, Kjell Hansson Mild) compare study design and epidemiological methods used in their studies and the Interphone studies. They conclude that while their results appear sound and reliable, several of the Interphone findings display differential misclassification of exposure due to observational and recall bias, for example, following low participation rates in both cases and controls and bed-side computer guided interviews of cases rather than blinded interviews of cases and controls. However, as they have presented elsewhere, there seems to be a consistent pattern of an association between mobile phone use and ipsilateral glioma and acoustic neuroma using ≥ 10 years latency period. Bibliography: Hardell et al., The Open Environmental Journal, 2008, 2, 54-61, open access at:

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