Estudio sobre uso de teléfono movil y tumores cerebrales

Aunque sigue habiendo cierta incertidumbre, la tendencia en las pruebas acumuladas es cada vez más contraria a la hipótesis de que el uso del teléfono móvil puede causar tumores cerebrales en adultos.

Mobile Phones, Brain Tumours and the Interphone Study: Where Are We Now?

Anthony J. Swerdlow, Maria Feychting, Adele C Green, Leeka Kheifets, David A Savitz
online 1 July 2011

Background: In the past 15 years, mobile telephone use has evolved from an uncommon activity to one with > 4.6 billion subscriptions worldwide. However, there is public concern about the pos- sibility that mobile phones might cause cancer, especially brain tumors.

Objectives: We reviewed the evidence on whether mobile phone use raises the risk of the main types of brain tumor—glioma and meningioma—with a particular focus on the recent publication of the largest epidemiologic study yet: the 13-country Interphone Study.

Discussion: Methodological deficits limit the conclusions that can be drawn from the Interphone study, but its results, along with those from other epidemiologic, biological, and animal studies and brain tumor incidence trends, suggest that within about 10–15 years after first use of mobile phones there is unlikely to be a material increase in the risk of brain tumors in adults. Data for childhood tumors and for periods beyond 15 years are currently lacking.

Conclusions: Although there remains some uncertainty, the trend in the accumulating evidence is increasingly against the hypothesis that mobile phone use can cause brain tumors in adults.

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