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Voices Against Brain Cancer Comments on Link Between Cell Phone Use and Brain Cancer
Date:3/25/2013

New York, NY (PRWEB) March 25, 2013

On March 25, Voices Against Brain Cancer (VABC), an organization dedicated to brain cancer research and advocacy, reacts to a recent Danish study’s findings which indicate that there’s no link between cell phone use and brain cancer.

According to Forbes, Danish researchers compared cell phone users with incidents of brain tumors. The article stated, “No difference in the incidence of brain tumors was found for having a subscription or for those with subscriptions of longer duration in men or women.” Although the news seems reassuring, the article reports that “there are hard-core believers among activists and scientists” who argue that that the results were inconclusive due to methodological flaws with the study.

Dariusz Leszcynski, professor at the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority in Finland, argued that the study is misleading due to numerous flaws and should be retracted. “Leszcynski’s log is as follows: The Danish study found no association of cell phone use with brain tumors; however, the International Agency for Research on Cancer says that radio frequency energy from cell phones is a ‘possible carcinogen,’” the article reports. “Therefore, the study must be wrong.”

The article states that the study's strengths include its use of phone company records to identify users, “thus avoiding the bias involved in asking subjects to recall their past use.” Additionally, “by including the entire eligible Danish population, which is covered by a national tumor registry, the study avoids the problem of selection bias (that is, people who do not make it into your study for various reasons, including refusal).”'/>"/>

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