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Hardell Project 1

In May 2011, the WHO's International Agency on Cancer Research classified radiofrequency radiation as 'possibly carcinogenic' for humans. With the results of his epidemiological studies Lennart Hardell decisively contributed to this decision. The studies completed up to now cover a radiation-dependent brain tumour risk of mobile phone users only up to 2005. As at that date mobile phones were in use for merely 10 years, our findings on tumours that normally develop over decades are still tainted with uncertainty.

In a new study Hardell wants to evaluate the data from Swedish women and men who were diagnosed with a tumour between 2007 and 2009 - that is nearly 15 years after the mobile communication technology has been introduced. Of special interest are the long-term effects (>10 years) of mobile and cordless phone radiation as well as the brain tumour risk in different age groups, separated in women and men. We can expect that his results very soon will prompt the Agency on Cancer Research to put radiofrequency radiation in the next higher category 'probably carconogenic'. After all, the risk assessment becomes more and more reliable the longer the radiation exposure exists ...

Lennart Hardell reports Use of wireless phones (mobile phones and cordless phones) and the risk for brain tumours a case-control study ...

Hardell: Project description It is extremely important to furher study the risk for brain tumours associated with use of both mobile and cordless phones ...

Call for donations

As Lennart Hardell's search for funds - about 51,000 Euro for the project - has been unsuccessful so far, the PANDORA Foundation appeals to the European citizens to donate.

Up to now our call to donate provided slightly over 20,000 Euro, still not enough to enable Hardell to carry out his research project. However, the amount is quite a success when knowing that the vast majority of the people does not realize at all the health risk that comes with the development of mobile communication technologies since the nineties.

In the meantime further organizations joined the call. Just as us they are convinced that citizens must get things straight concerning the health risks of mobile communication radiation, as their governments are obviously closer to the interests of the industry than to the well-being of the people. Therefore, we kindly ask you to donate for the research project - with whatever amount.

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Lennart Hardell

is professor of oncology at the University Hospital in Örebro, Sweden. Most of his research has been on risk factors for cancer. Examples are the exposure to pesticides, herbicides, dioxins, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB), brominated flame-retardants and other organic pollutants. During recent years he and his co-workers have studied use of mobile and cordless telephones and the risk for brain tumours.

Lennart Hardell reports