On October 28, 2018, Microwave News published a report on two research teams from UK, in which each had observed a rise in glioblastoma in England between 1995 and 2014. Glioblastomas are the most malignant brain tumours leading to death in nearly 100% of the cases shortly after detection (1).
incidence and location of the brain tumours were comparable in both studies,
the conclusions about the pathogenesis of the tumours were different. Philips
et al. (2) see the cause for the rise in glioblastoma in the increasing use of
mobile phones, while de Vocht (3) is of the opinion that such an assumption can be excluded with a high
probability. This dispute is in some way evocative of the controversy between
the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) and
the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP). In the $ 30-million study, the NTP
detected malignant schwannoma in the heart and glioblastoma in the brain of
male rats after exposure to mobile phone radiation for a period of two years.
ICNIRP, a non-governmental organization under the undisclosed control of the
telecommunication industry, which is responsible for the establishment of
safety limits for non-ionizing radiation in Europe and beyond, tried to play
down the significance of the NTP findings by casting doubts on their reliability. While
ICNIRP has totally ignored any progress of research since the turn of the
century (4), de Vocht based his findings on what he calls “synthetic
counterfactuals”, which sounds – rightly or wrongly – more like “alternative
Glioblastomas Have Doubled in Number in England
Since Mobile Phones Were Introduced in 1995.
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