EMF Health-effects Research

Vestibular schwannoma, tinitus and cellular telephones.

Hardell L, Mild KH, Sandstrom M, Carlberg M, Hallquist A, Pahlson A

Neuroepidemiol 22:124-129, 2003

Cases with tinnitus after using analogue cellular telephones are presented. An increased odds radio of 3.45, 95% confidence interval (CI) 1.77-6.76, was found for vestibular schwannoma (VS) associated with the use of analogue cell phones.

During the time period 1960-1998, the age-standardized incidence of VS in Sweden significantly increased yearly by +2.53% (CI 1.71-3.35). A significant increases in the incidence of VS was only found for the latter of the two time period 1960-1979 and 1980-1998. For all other brain tumors taken together, the incidence significantly increased yearly by +0.80% (CI 0.59-1.02) for the time period 1960-1998, although the increase was only significant for benign tumors other than VS during 1960-1979.

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