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Mobile users Twice as likely to get a tumour



 
 
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Old December 22nd 04, 07:47 PM posted to soc.culture.thai,uk.telecom.mobile,uk.telecom.broadband,soc.culture.malaysia
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Default Mobile users Twice as likely to get a tumour

Mobile users twice as likely to get tumours - report
By Lucy Sherriff
Published Thursday 14th October 2004 08:26 GMT

People who've been using their mobile phone for ten years or more are
twice as likely to develop a particular kind of tumour on the side of
the head where they normally hold their handset.

Acoustic Neuroma (AN) is a benign tumour that grows on the nerve that
connects the ear to the brain. The tumour does not cause a typical
pattern of symptoms, making early diagnosis difficult. However, the
tumours can cause loss of hearing, tinnitus, difficulty balancing and
even facial paralysis. The only treatment is surgery.

The findings have been published by researchers at the Institute of
Environmental Medicine at Karolinska Institutet, in Sweden. It is the
first part of a World Health Organisation-backed study called
INTERPHONE.

Normally, AN occurs in one in every 100,000 members of the population
every year. The study involved 150 AN patients and 600 healthy
controls, all identified over a three year period.

The researchers found that of the AN patients, long term mobile users
were 1.9 times more likely to develop AN, and 3.9 times more likely to
develop the tumours on the handset side of the head.

However, the 10-year period that qualifies a patient as a long term
phone user goes back to include a time when only analogue phones were
available. The researchers stress that there is no way to determine
whether GSM phones alone would produce similar results.

The findings do appear to support other Swedish research into the
effects of mobile phone use. Research published in 2001 suggested that
those who had used mobile phones for more than 10 years were 3.5 times
as likely to develop AN. Other research into the area identified no
link at all between phone use and tumour growth.
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Old December 22nd 04, 08:43 PM posted to soc.culture.thai,uk.telecom.mobile,uk.telecom.broadband,soc.culture.malaysia
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Mobile users twice as likely to get tumours - report
By Lucy Sherriff
Published Thursday 14th October 2004 08:26 GMT


Post the ****ing link. This came from The Sport for all I know.


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Old December 22nd 04, 10:51 PM posted to soc.culture.thai,uk.telecom.mobile,uk.telecom.broadband,soc.culture.malaysia
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Default Mobile users Twice as likely to get a tumour

In uk.telecom.broadband six-toes wrote:
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The researchers found that of the AN patients, long term mobile users
were 1.9 times more likely to develop AN, and 3.9 times more likely to
develop the tumours on the handset side of the head.


On the second half - it's concievable that tumors tend to happen on the
dominant side of the body, where most people hold their phones.
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Old December 23rd 04, 12:27 AM posted to soc.culture.thai,uk.telecom.mobile,uk.telecom.broadband,soc.culture.malaysia
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Mobile users twice as likely to get tumours - report
By Lucy Sherriff
Published Thursday 14th October 2004 08:26 GMT


Post the ****ing link. This came from The Sport for all I know.

Like six toes says post the link.

There is no indication of the number of observations and if the difference
between the two groups reached statistical significance. There is nothing to
suggest that microwave radiation is the cause of AN as a multitude of
factors could be involved. Good reporting of science is even more rare than
good science.

Sim


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Old December 23rd 04, 01:59 AM posted to soc.culture.thai,uk.telecom.mobile,uk.telecom.broadband,soc.culture.malaysia
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Mobile users twice as likely to get tumours - report
By Lucy Sherriff
Published Thursday 14th October 2004 08:26 GMT

People who've been using their mobile phone for ten years or more

snip

Ten years ago most networks didn't have DTX, so the phone transmitted
all the time, and GSM networks didn't have many BTS, so it would
have been at full strength, on first generation GSM phones with poor SAR

All that has changed, average levels of RF from phones
are now a fraction of what they were ten years ago

Still, don't want facts like that to get in the way of a good story

Steve Terry


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Old December 23rd 04, 04:41 AM posted to uk.telecom.mobile,uk.telecom.broadband
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Default Mobile users Twice as likely to get a tumour

"Steve Terry" wrote:

"six-toes" wrote in message
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Mobile users twice as likely to get tumours - report
By Lucy Sherriff
Published Thursday 14th October 2004 08:26 GMT

People who've been using their mobile phone for ten years or more

snip

Ten years ago most networks didn't have DTX, so the phone transmitted
all the time, and GSM networks didn't have many BTS, so it would
have been at full strength, on first generation GSM phones with poor SAR

All that has changed, average levels of RF from phones
are now a fraction of what they were ten years ago

Still, don't want facts like that to get in the way of a good story


The study was carried out over 3 years, and they only claim to have found a
difference in subjects with 10 years+ of exposure.

So out of the 150 cases of AN they studied just how many had a mobile phone
10 to 13 years ago? In America around that time about 1 in 250 had a cell
phone, was Sweden so different? Feels like they would be lucky to have more
than 1 or 2 10 year+ mobile phone users in their 150 cases, which is
probably why they didn't bother to mention it, not that it stopped them
from quoting the relative probabilities to 1 decimal place.

On top of that people who had mobile phones 10-13 years are a far from
random selection.

Still, dont want sound statistics to get in the way of further research
funding.


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Old December 23rd 04, 07:00 AM posted to soc.culture.thai,uk.telecom.mobile,uk.telecom.broadband,soc.culture.malaysia
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Default Mobile users Twice as likely to get a tumour

So do not believe all that is writing down.
The more have troubles in the brain the more I got on my surgery table.

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Mobile users twice as likely to get tumours - report
By Lucy Sherriff
Published Thursday 14th October 2004 08:26 GMT


Post the ****ing link. This came from The Sport for all I know.


Like six toes says post the link.
There is no indication of the number of observations and if the difference
between the two groups reached statistical significance. There is nothing

to
suggest that microwave radiation is the cause of AN as a multitude of
factors could be involved. Good reporting of science is even more rare

than
good science.
Sim



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Old December 23rd 04, 06:23 PM posted to soc.culture.thai, uk.telecom.mobile, uk.telecom.broadband, soc.culture.malaysia
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Mobile users twice as likely to get tumours - report
By Lucy Sherriff
Published Thursday 14th October 2004 08:26 GMT


Post the ****ing link. This came from The Sport for all I know.


its on may sites but here is one:
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/12...le_phones_dna/

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Old December 23rd 04, 06:27 PM posted to soc.culture.thai, uk.telecom.mobile, uk.telecom.broadband, soc.culture.malaysia
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[December 22, 2004]

CallWave Provides Cell Phone Users an Easy Way to Reduce Exposure to
Radio Waves

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Dec. 22, 2004 -- A recent
study conducted by twelve research groups in seven European countries
found that radio waves from mobile phones can harm human DNA in
laboratory conditions, Reuters reported on Monday, December 20.
CallWave's new cell phone application provides a convenient and easy
solution for all cell phone users, regardless of their carrier or plan,
to reduce exposure to cellular radio waves.



CallWave's Mobile Call Transfer(sm) feature lets subscribers make
'mid-call transfers' from their cell phone to a work or home phone by
simply pressing '2' on their cell phone. That causes their landline
phone to ring instantly, and they can then pick up and continue talking
on the landline connection. Unlike "find me" features that rollover
calls to a different phone based on static settings, CallWave's
call-transfer feature provides spontaneous user control and works in
mid-conversation.

"Our research shows that people often get calls on their cell phone
when they're very near a home or office phone. CallWave lets you answer
a call on your cell phone and then transfer the call to a regular
phone, which doesn't emit radio waves," said CallWave's CEO Dave
Hofstatter. "Transferring to a home or office phone also ensures a high
quality connection and greater comfort."

CallWave's new VoIP application for cell phones was introduced on
December 7, 2004 and includes two breakthrough features: Mobile Call
Transfer(sm) and Mobile Call Screening(sm). The service is available
for $3.95 a month at www.callwave.com/safety, and includes a 30-day
risk free trial. CallWave works with all cell phones and all cell
carriers, requires no hardware, and can be set up in about one minute.

With over 800,000 paying subscribers, CallWave has brought VoIP enabled
call-handling innovations to mainstream consumers and small businesses
since its founding in 1998. In 2004, CallWave had an initial public
offering and also launched its VoIP application for cell phones.

About CallWave

CallWave (NASDAQ:CALL) is a leader in VoIP enhanced services. The
company provides VoIP application services on a subscription basis that
add features and functionality to the telecommunications services used
in mainstream homes and small offices. CallWave's proprietary VoIP
software allows subscribers to get more out of their existing networks
-- landline, mobile, and IP -- by adding software-based call-handling
features, and by bridging all three networks to help subscribers get
their important calls. Founded in 1998, CallWave is headquartered in
Santa Barbara, California. For further information, please visit
www.callwave.com.
[ Back To TMCnet.com's Homepage ]



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Old December 23rd 04, 08:45 PM posted to soc.culture.thai,uk.telecom.mobile,uk.telecom.broadband,soc.culture.malaysia
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On Wed, 22 Dec 2004 20:43:42 GMT, " Abo "
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Mobile users twice as likely to get tumours - report
By Lucy Sherriff
Published Thursday 14th October 2004 08:26 GMT


Post the ****ing link. This came from The Sport for all I know.


Its available on both the BBC and Register websites.
 




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