Use of mobile phones in Norway and risk of intracranial tumours

  title={Use of mobile phones in Norway and risk of intracranial tumours},
  author={Lars Gunnar Klaeboe and Karl Gerhard Blaasaas and Tore Tynes},
  journal={European Journal of Cancer Prevention},
To test the hypothesis that exposure to radio-frequency electromagnetic fields from mobile phones increases the incidence of gliomas, meningiomas and acoustic neuromas in adults. The incident cases were of patients aged 19–69 years who were diagnosed during 2001–2002 in Southern Norway. Population controls were selected and frequency-matched for age, sex, and residential area. Detailed information about mobile phone use was collected from 289 glioma (response rate 77%), 207 meningioma patients… 

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