Director of Research in Epidemiology at the National Council (Pisa, Italy)
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Is Cell Phone Radiation Safe?"
"None of today’s established carcinogens, including tobacco, could have been firmly identified as increasing risk in the first 10 years or so since first exposure... INTERPHONE shares with all studies previously carried out on mobile phones and cancer the inherent limitation that it can investigate only a short period of observation since first exposure; the distribution of exposure is brief and truncated leaving limited incubation time for an exposure-related cancer to develop. Hence observing no increase in risk would be reassuring but only to a limited extent...
For the time being, INTERPHONE’s findings, interpreted in the context of prior studies, tells us that the question as to whether mobile phone use increases risk for brain cancers remains open."
"Commentary: Call Me on my Mobile Phone...or Better Not? - A Look at the INTERPHONE Study Results," International Journal of Epidemiology, May 17, 2010
Experts Individuals with MDs; individuals with PhDs or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the study of cell phones; or government officials with significant involvement in cell phone safety issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Director of Research in Epidemiology, National Council (Pisa, Italy)
Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology, University of Aarhus (Denmark)
Scientific consultant, International Agency for Research on Cancer (Lyon, France)
Member, International Epidemiological Association
Former President, International Association of French Speaking Epidemiologists
MD, school unknown
PhD, Medical Statistics, school unknown
Phone: 33-4-72-73-8485 Fax: 33-4-72-73-8575 Email:[email protected] Website: None found
"Commentary: Call Me on My Mobile Phone...or Better Not? - A Look at the INTERPHONE Study Results," International Journal of Epidemiology, May 17, 2010
Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction, 2010
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