A research team lead by Seung-Kwon Myung in Korea has assessed the epidemiological literature into mobile phone use and the associated risk with brain tumours. Their conclusions were as we would have expected, but it is an important paper in the peer reviewed literature that shows evidence that it is the higher quality and better controlled studies that are demonstrating the increased risk. The Interphone studies were considered methodologically poor, and the various papers published over the last decade by Professor Lennart Hardell and his team considered the best conducted studies. It is of course these that have been demonstrating the consistent increase in risk from long term mobile phone usage – this study is a finding that can only be considered very concerning.

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