Meta-analysis of long-term mobile phone use and the association with brain tumours

  • Authors: Lennart Hardell, Michael Carlberg, Fredrik Söderqvist, Kjell Hansson Mild
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  • Published online on: Thursday, May 1, 2008
  • Pages: 1097-1103
  • DOI: 10.3892/ijo.32.5.1097

Abstract

We evaluated long-term use of mobile phones and the risk for brain tumours in case-control studies published so far on this issue. We identified ten studies on glioma and meta-analysis yielded OR = 0.9, 95% CI = 0.8-1.1. Latency period of ≥10-years gave OR = 1.2, 95% CI = 0.8-1.9 based on six studies, for ipsilateral use (same side as tumour) OR = 2.0, 95% CI = 1.2-3.4 (four studies), but contralateral use did not increase the risk significantly, OR = 1.1, 95% CI = 0.6-2.0. Meta-analysis of nine studies on acoustic neuroma gave OR = 0.9, 95% CI = 0.7-1.1 increasing to OR = 1.3, 95% CI = 0.6-2.8 using ≥10-years latency period (four studies). Ipsilateral use gave OR = 2.4, 95% CI = 1.1-5.3 and contra-lateral OR = 1.2, 95% CI = 0.7-2.2 in the ≥10-years latency period group (three studies). Seven studies gave results for meningioma yielding overall OR = 0.8, 95% CI = 0.7-0.99. Using ≥10-years latency period OR = 1.3, 95% CI = 0.9-1.8 was calculated (four studies) increasing to OR = 1.7, 95% CI = 0.99-3.1 for ipsilateral use and OR = 1.0, 95% CI = 0.3-3.1 for contralateral use (two studies). We conclude that this meta-analysis gave a consistent pattern of an association between mobile phone use and ipsilateral glioma and acoustic neuroma using ≥10-years latency period.
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May 2008
Volume 32 Issue 5

Print ISSN: 1019-6439
Online ISSN:1791-2423

2012 Impact Factor: 2.657
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Hardell, L., Carlberg, M., Söderqvist, F., & Hansson Mild, K. (2008). Meta-analysis of long-term mobile phone use and the association with brain tumours. International Journal of Oncology, 32(5), 1097-1103.
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Hardell, Carlberg, Söderqvist, and Kjell Hansson Mild. "Meta-analysis of long-term mobile phone use and the association with brain tumours." International Journal of Oncology International Journal of Oncology 32.5 (2008): 1097-1103.
Chicago
Hardell, Carlberg, Söderqvist, and Kjell Hansson Mild. "Meta-analysis of long-term mobile phone use and the association with brain tumours." International Journal of Oncology International Journal of Oncology 32 no. 5 (2008): 1097-1103.