Parents For Safe Technology

"Increased Risk from 1 in 400 to 
1 in 65, higher for teens." 

Research on Wireless and Cancer

RF-EMF emissions (Wireless radiation) "should be regarded as carcinogenic to humans, classifying it as group 1 according to the International Agency for the Research on Cancer classification. Current guidelines for exposure need to be urgently revised.”

-Dr. Lennart Hardell

  • Increased Brain Cancer: All  independent research shows increased brain cancer (malignant gliomas) after ten years of heavy cell phone use. Heavy cell phone use was defined as 30 minutes a day. 


  • Teens at Risk: People who started their cell use as teens had up to 8 times the cancer risk.


  • Carcinogenic Status: Wireless was classified as a "Class 2B carcinogen" by the World Health Organization in 2011 based on "credible evidence'. Now in 2015 several scientists who served on the 2011 World Health Organizations Working Group are publicly stating the evidence "has increased' and the classification should be moved up to  a Group 1 PROVENcarcinogen. 

Morgan, Miller, Sasco, Davis. Mobile Phone Radiation Should be Classified as a Probable Human Carcinogen, International Journal of Oncology, Published online on: Wednesday, February 25, 2015

  • The CERENAT finding of increased risk of glioma is consistent with studies that evaluated use of mobile phones for a decade or longer and corroborate those that have shown a risk of meningioma from mobile phone use. In CERENAT, exposure to RF‑EMF from digitally enhanced cordless telephones (DECTs), used by over half the population of France during the period of this study, was not evaluated. If exposures to DECT phones could have been taken into account, the risks of glioma from mobile phone use in CERENAT are likely to be higher than published. We conclude that radiofrequency fields should be classified as a Group 2A ̔probable̓ human carcinogen under the criteria used by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (Lyon, France). Additional data should be gathered on exposures to mobile and cordless phones, other WTDs, mobile phone base stations and Wi‑Fi routers to evaluate their impact on public health. We advise that the as low as reasonable achievable (ALARA) principle be adopted for uses of this technology, while a major cross‑disciplinary effort is generated to train researchers in bioelectromagnetics and provide monitoring of potential health impacts of RF‑EMF.

Lerchl et al., Tumor promotion by exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields below exposure limits for humans, Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Available online 6 March 2015.

  • A replication study. “Numbers of tumors of the lungs and livers in exposed animals were significantly higher than in sham-exposed controls. In addition, lymphomas were also found to be significantly elevated by exposure. A clear dose–response effect is absent. We hypothesize that these tumor-promoting effects may be caused by metabolic changes due to exposure. Since many of the tumor-promoting effects in our study were seen at low to moderate exposure levels (0.04 and 0.4 W/kg SAR), thus well below exposure limits for the users of mobile phones, further studies are warranted to investigate the underlying mechanisms. Our findings may help to understand the repeatedly reported increased incidences of brain tumors in heavy users of mobile phones.”


Carlberg M, Hardell L. Decreased Survival of Glioma Patients with Astrocytoma Grade IV (Glioblastoma Multiforme) Associated with Long-Term Use of Mobile and Cordless Phones.International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2014; 11(10):10790-10805.

  • Use of wireless phones in the >20 years latency group (time since first use) was correlated to decreased survival for  those diagnosed with astrocytoma grade IV . "Due to the relationship with survival the classification of IARC is strengthened and RF-EMF should be regarded as human carcinogen requiring urgent revision of current exposure guidelines."


L. Hardell, M. Carlberg, Cell and cordless phone risk for glioma - Analysis of pooled case-control studies in Sweden, 1997-2003 and 2007-2009, Pathophysiology (2014), Available online 29 October 2014.

  • We concluded that glioma and also acoustic neuroma are caused by RF-EMF emissions from wireless phones, and thus regarded as carcinogenic, under Group 1 according to the IARC classification, indicating that current guidelines for exposure should be urgently revised. This pooled analysis gives further support to that conclusion regarding glioma."


"Mobile Phone Use and Cancer Risk: Research on a Group 2B Carcinogen" Joel Moskowitz, Webinar for CDC Workgroup on Cancer Prevention (Oct 29, 2014)

Slides:    http://bit.ly/CDCWebinar102914
Audio:     
http://bit.ly/101l2lR or http://bit.ly/1tDZbg2


L. Lloyd Morgan, Santosh Kesari, Devra Lee Davis. 
Why children absorb more microwave radiation than adults: The consequences.  Journal of Microscopy and Ultrastructure DOI: 10.1016/j.jmau.2014.06.005. In press. Published online Jul 15, 2014.

  • International Cancer registries are showing a rise in brain cancer.  Children absorb more microwave radiation, a Class 2 B possible carcinogen than adults.  The fetus is in greater danger than children from exposure to MWR.  The legal exposure limits have remained unchanged for decades.  Cellphone manuals warnings and the 20 cm rule for tablets/laptops violate the “normal operating position” regulation.


Redmayne, M. (2013). New Zealand adolescents' cellphone and cordless phone user-habits: are they at increased risk of brain tumours already?: a cross-sectional study. Environmental Health, 12(5). 

  • The fertility literature is inconclusive, but increasingly points towards significant time- and dose-dependent deleterious effects from cellphone exposure on sperm. Genotoxic effects have been demonstrated from "non-thermal" exposures, but not consistently. 
  • There is sufficient evidence and expert opinion to warrant an enforced school policy removing cellphones from students during the day.

Coureau G, Bouvier G, Lebailly P, Fabbro-Peray P, Gruber A, Leffondre K, Guillamo JS, Loiseau H, Mathoulin-Pélissier S, Salamon R, Baldi I. (2014). Mobile phone use and brain tumours in the CERENAT case-control study.Occup Environ Med. 71(7), 514-22.

  • "However, the positive association was statistically significant in the heaviest users when considering life-long cumulative duration for meningiomas and number of calls for gliomas.  Risks were higher for gliomas, temporal tumours, occupational and urban mobile phone use. These additional data support previous findings concerning a possible association between heavy mobile phone use and brain tumours.”


Davis DL, Kesari S, Soskolne CL, Miller AB, Stein Y. (2013)  
 Swedish review strengthens grounds for concluding that radiation from cellular and cordless phones is a probable human carcinogen. Pathophysiology. 20(2), 123-9.

  • "If the increased brain cancer risk found in young users in these recent studies does apply at the global level, the gap between supply and demand for oncology services will continue to widen.  Many nations, phone manufacturers, and expert groups advise prevention in light of these concerns by taking the simple precaution of "distance" to minimize exposures to the brain and body.  We note than brain cancer is the proverbial "tip of the iceberg";  the rest of the body is also showing effects other than cancers.”


Hardell L, Carlberg M, Söderqvist F, Mild K.(2013).
 Case-control study of the association between malignant brain tumours diagnosed between 2007 and 2009 and mobile and cordless phone use. International Journal of Oncology 43(6), 1833-45.

  • “This study confirmed previous results of an association between mobile and cordless phone use and malignant brain tumours. These findings provide support for the hypothesis that RF-EMFs play a role both in the initiation and promotion stages of carcinogenesis”.


Hardell L, Carlberg M, Hansson, Mild K. (2006).  
Pooled analysis of two case-control studies on the use of cellular and cordless telephones and the risk of benign brain tumours diagnosed during 1997-2003. International Journal of Oncology. 509-18.

  • In the multivariate analysis, a significantly increased risk of acoustic neuroma was found with the use of analogue phones.


Hardell L, Carlberg M, Söderqvist F, Mild KH.(2013).  
Pooled analysis of case-control studies on acoustic neuroma diagnosed 1997-2003 and 2007-2009 and use of mobile and cordless phones. Int J Oncol. 43(4), 1036-44.

  • “Ipsilateral use resulted in a higher risk than contralateral for both mobile and cordless phones. OR increased per 100 h cumulative use and per year of latency for mobile phones and cordless phones, though the increase was not statistically significant for cordless phones. The percentage tumour volume increased per year of latency and per 100 h of cumulative use, statistically significant for analogue phones. This study confirmed previous results demonstrating an association between mobile and cordless phone use and acoustic neuroma.”


Hardell L, Carlberg M, Hansson Mild K. (2011).  
Pooled analysis of case-control studies on malignant brain tumours and the use of mobile and cordless phones including living and deceased subjects. Int J Oncol. 38(5):1465-74.

  • An increased risk was found for glioma and use of mobile or cordless phone. The risk increased with latency time and cumulative use in hours and was highest in subjects with first use before the age of 20.


Hardell L, Carlberg M. (2013).  
Using the Hill viewpoints from 1965 for evaluating strengths of evidence of the risk for brain tumors associated with use of mobile and cordless phones.  Rev Environ Health. 28(2-3), 97-106.

  • Based on the Hill criteria, glioma and acoustic neuroma should be considered to be caused by RF-EMF emissions from wireless phones and regarded as carcinogenic to humans, classifying it as group 1 according to the IARC classification.  Current guidelines for exposure need to be urgently revised.”


Hardell L, Carlberg M, Hansson Mild K. (2013). 
Use of mobile phones and cordless phones is associated with increased risk for glioma and acoustic neuroma.  Pathophysiology. 20(2):85-110.

  • “We give an overview of current epidemiological evidence for an increased risk for brain tumours including a meta-analysis of the Hardell group and Interphone results for mobile phone use.  It is concluded that one should be careful using incidence data to dismiss results in analytical epidemiology.  The IARC carcinogenic classification does not seem to have had any significant impact on governments' perceptions of their responsibilities to protect public health from this widespread source of radiation."


Myung S.K., Ju W, McDonnell D, Lee Y, Kazinets G, Cheng C,  Moskowitz J.(2009).
 Mobile Phone Use and Risk of Tumors: A Meta-Analysis.  Journal of Clinical Oncology, 27(33), 556.

  • “The current study found that there is possible evidence linking mobile phone use to an increased risk of tumors from a meta-analysis of low-biased case-control studies.  Prospective cohort studies providing a higher level of evidence are needed”.


Kahya MC, Nazıroğlu M, Ciğ B.  
Selenium Reduces Mobile Phone (900 MHz)-Induced Oxidative Stress, Mitochondrial Function, and Apoptosis in Breast Cancer Cells.  Biol Trace Elem Res. 2014 Jun 27

  • In conclusion, 900 MHz EMR appears to induce apoptosis effects through oxidative stress and mitochondrial depolarization although incubation of selenium seems to counteract the effects on apoptosis and oxidative stress.


Non-ionizing radiation, Part II:  Radiofrequency electromagnetic fields, World Health Organization International Working Group on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans (2011: Lyon, France).  Vol. 102 (2013).

  • Radiofrequency electromagnetic fields are possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B).” (p. 421)




Brain Cancer Rates are Increasing


In this video Dr. Moskowitz discusses the state of science on wireless and brain cancer. Read Brain Tumor Rates Are Rising in the US: The Role of Cell Phone & Cordless Phone Use


Q: If this radiation increases brain cancer then will it increase other cancer risks?

A: Considering increasing case reports are already showing links to young women getting rare breast cancer tumors directly under the place they carried their phone in their bra, it would make sense that wireless exposure could cause an array of other cancers. Research shows DNA is damaged. Why wait to take precautions?


We do not want our children to be cancer cases to be researched and discussed. Let's stop this experimentation on our children! 



We hope you will watch cancer researcher Dr. Anthony Miller talk on how

'the evidence has increased.' 
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Get the Facts on our Children's Wireless Cancer Risk

Scientists are very concerned. Significant research shows that wireless radiation increases cancer risk. Latest reports state that cancer registries are showing an increase in cancers linked to wireless cell phone use.  

Wireless and Cancer