Mobile phones and malignant melanoma of the eye

C Johansen, J D Boice, J K McLaughlin, H C Christensen, J H Olsen

Abstract

Recently a four-fold increase in the risk of malignant melanoma of the eye was associated with the use of radiofrequency transmitting devices, including mobile phones in Germany. We contrasted the incidence rates of this rare cancer with the number of mobile phone subscribers in Denmark. We observed no increasing trend in the incidence rate of melanoma, which was in sharp contrast to the exponentially increasing number of mobile phone subscribers starting in the early 1980s. Our study provides no support for an association between mobile phones and ocular melanoma.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftBritish Journal of Cancer
Vol/bind86
Udgave nummer3
Sider (fra-til)348-9
Antal sider2
ISSN0007-0920
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1 feb. 2002
Udgivet eksterntJa

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