EMF Health-effects Research

Long-term sickness and mobile phone use

Hallberg O, Johansson O.

J Aust Coll Nutr & Env med 23:11-12, 2004

The number of people unable to work due to long-term sickness is drastically increasing in Sweden. In this paper we take a close look at the development of mobile phone communication to see how it possibly relates to the health impairment of the Swedish population.

Official data was collected regarding mobile phone use and long-term absence from work. The co-variation between those data sets was used to estimate future development of long-term absence rates under the hypothesis that there is a connection between the two sets of data.

It was concluded that future long-term absence rates will continue to increase as long as the annual number of ear-heating minute per year is increasing.

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