1. Case-control Study of Children Mobile Phone Users and Brain Cancer. Owing to widespread use of mobile phones among children and adolescents and the possibility of relatively high exposures to the brain, investigation of the potential effects of RF fields in the development of childhood brain tumors is warranted. Brain cancer is an important endpoint to study but is rare in children and so a cohort study is unlikely to be feasible.

Research Gaps

Research Ongoing

  1. Case-control studies on childhood cancer with improved exposure assessment taking into account all major fixed point sources of RF exposure (base stations, AM, FM, TV antennas, and other sources). There is at present a lack of information concerning the health effects associated with living in close proximity to base stations. Epidemiologic studies of mobile phone base stations present unique challenges that need to be addressed to make such studies rigorous.

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