Seven-fold increase in brain cancer likelihood

Seven-fold increase in brain cancer likelihood: Researchers call for WHO-classification “carcinogenic”

The Swedish research group led by Professor Hardell evaluated the latest data on the effects of mobile phone radiation on the brain (1). This showed an up to 7.7 times increase in the risk of brain tumour development with long-term use (for over 20 years) of mobile phones and cordless phones. These findings do not only confirm the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) classification of non-ionizing radiation as a “possible carcinogenic” (group 2B) as of May 2011. Professor Hardell also states that mobile phone radiation should now be classified higher than group 2B and be raised to “Carcinogenic”.

Mobile phone radiation

Mobile phone radiation

Prof Franz Adlkofer, who led the REFLEX-study of the EU and who initially proved the cancer potential of GSM and UMTS in a laboratory setting, has had his work validated by the work of Hardell. Adkofer states: “Among adults, the latency period from tumour initiation until diagnosis can be up to two to four decades. With the increased length of radiation exposure , the reliability of the risk assessment increases. Therefore, the validity of the current study far outreaches that of all previous studies.” (PDF)

The chairman of the environmental and consumer protection organisation ‘Diagnose-Funk’ states: “The findings are cause for alarm, as wireless games, smart phones and tablets are so popular with children and the younger adults, and are used so intensively. These alarming results of a renowned epidemiologic study require parents, educators, children and adolescents to be consistently more aware”.

Geovital has been warning people for years, especially when it comes to mobile phones, to not go without physical radiation shielding. While the mobile phone shielding pouches do not provide 100% protection, but do lower the exposure risk significantly by 70 to 90% depending on the size and strength of the phone. The head and brain especially, are then less burdened. It’s a simple and inexpensive way to give yourself some protection.

It is interesting to note that in light of research like this, one of the world’s largest insurers, Swiss Re, has put wireless technology in the highest risk categories.


(1) Case-control study of the association between malignant brain tumours diagnosed between 2007 and 2009 and mobile and cordless phone use. Hardell L, Carlberg M, Söderqvist F, Hansson Mild K; Int J Oncol 2013 (PDF of full research report)


About the Author:

Sascha Hahnen graduated in several specialities and medical training, is an author, seminar leader and CEO of Geovital – Academy. His motto: “Radiation protection is always a good thing!”

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