Friday, October 6, 2017

Key Cell Phone Radiation Research Studies

Note: This is not intended to be a comprehensive list. I have focused on more recent papers and tried to be parsimonious. I will update this list periodically.

For additional research studies, see my post, "Should Cellphones Have Warning Labels? (Wall Street Journal)."

National Toxicology Program (2016) Report of Partial Findings from the National Toxicology Program Carcinogenesis Studies of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation in Hsd: Sprague Dawley SD Rats (Whole Body Exposure). (see

Tumor risk review papers

Myung et al (2009) Mobile phone use and risk of tumors: a meta-analysis.
Khurana et al (2009) Cell phones and brain tumors: a review including long-term epidemiologic data.
Levis et al (2011) Mobile phones and head tumours: the discrepancies in cause-effect relationships in the epi studies-how do they arise.
Levis et al (2012) Mobile phones and head tumours: a critical analysis of case-control epi studies.
WHO (2013) IARC monographs on the evaluation of carcinogenic risks to humans. Volume 102: Non-ionizing radiation, Part 2: Radiofrequency electromagnetic fields.
Morgan et al (2015) Mobile phone radiation causes brain tumors and should be classified as a probable human carcinogen (2A) (Review).
Wang Y, Guo X (2016) Meta-analysis of association between mobile phone use and glioma risk.
Bortkiewicz et al (2017) Mobile phone use and risk of intracranial tumors and salivary gland tumors - A meta-analysis.
Prasad et al (2017) Mobile phone use and risk of brain tumours: a systematic review of association between study quality, source of funding, and research outcomes.
Carlberg, Hardell (2017) Evaluation of mobile phone and cordless phone use and glioma risk using the Bradford Hill viewpoints from 1965 on association or causation.

Also see Long-Term Cell Phone Use Increases Brain Tumor Risk

Tumor risk studies

Interphone Study Group (2010) Brain tumour risk in relation to mobile phone use: results of the Interphone international case-control study
Interphone Study Group (2011) Acoustic neuroma risk in relation to mobile telephone use: results of the INTERPHONE international case-control study.
Aydin et al (2011) Mobile phone use & brain tumors in children & adolescents: a multi-center case-control study.
Hardell et al (2013) Case-control study of the association between malignant brain tumours diagnosed between 2007 and 2009 and mobile and cordless phone use
Hardell et al (2013) Pooled analysis of case-control studies on acoustic neuroma diagnosed 1997-2003 and 2007-2009 and use of mobile and cordless phones.
Coureau et al (2014)  Mobile phone use and brain tumours in the CERENAT case-control study.
Grell et al (2016) The intracranial distribution of gliomas in relation to exposure from mobile phones: Analyses from the INTERPHONE Study.

       Acoustic neuroma risk and cell phone use studies

      Also see:

Breast cancer

West et al (2013) Multifocal breast cancer in young women with prolonged contact between their breasts and their cellular phones.

Brain tumor incidence trends

Inskip et al (2010) Brain cancer incidence trends in relation to cellular telephone use in the United States.
Zada et al (2012) Incidence trends in the anatomic location of primary malignant brain tumors in the United States: 1992-2006.
Hardell & Carlberg (2015) Increasing rates of brain tumours in the Swedish National Inpatient Register & the Causes of Death Register.
Devocht (2016) Inferring the 1985–2014 impact of mobile phone use on selected brain cancer subtypes using Bayesian structural time series and synthetic controls.      corrigendum (2017):
Hardell & Carlberg (2017) Mobile phones, cordless phones and rates of brain tumors in different age groups in the Swedish National Inpatient Register and the Swedish Cancer Register during 1998-2015.

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Ruediger (2009) Genotoxic effects of RF EMF.
Behari (2010) Biological responses of mobile phone frequency exposure.
Juutilainen et al (2011) Review of possible modulation-dependent biological effects of radiofrequency fields.
Volkow et al (2011) Effects of cell phone radiofrequency signal exposure on brain glucose metabolism.
Pall (2013) EMFs act via activation of voltage-gated calcium channels to produce beneficial or adverse effects.
Dasdag & Akdag (2015) The link between RFs emitted from wireless technologies & oxidative stress.
Yakymenko et al (2016) Oxidative mechanisms of biological activity of low-intensity radiofrequency radiation.
Barnes & Greenenbaum (2016) Some effects of weak magnetic fields on biological systems: RF fields can change radical concentrations and cancer cell growth rates.
Nikiforov et al (2016) On a possible mechanism of the effect of microwave radiation on biological macromolecules (Russian language).
Tamrin et al (2016)  Electromagnetic fields and stem cell fate: When physics meets biology.
Terzi et al (2016) The role of electromagnetic fields in neurological disorders.
Havas (2017) When theory and observation collide: Can non-ionizing radiation cause cancer?

Reproductive Health Effects

LaVignera et al (2011) Effects of the exposure to mobile phones on male reproduction: a review of the literature.
Aldad et al (2012) Fetal radiofrequency radiation exposure from 800-1900 Mhz-rated cellular telephones affects neurodevelopment and behavior in mice.
Divan et al (2012) Cell phone use and behavioural problems in young children.
Adams et al (2014) Effect of mobile telephones on sperm quality: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Houston et al (2016) The effects of radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation on sperm function.

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity



Kelsh et al (2010) Measured radiofrequency exposure during various mobile-phone use scenarios.
Gandhi et al (2012) Exposure limits: the underestimation of absorbed cell phone radiation, especially in children.

Blood-Brain Barrier Studies



Alster, N (2015) Captured agency: How the FCC is dominated by the industries it presumably regulates. Harvard University.

Consumer Reports (2015). "Does cell-phone radiation cause cancer?"

Fragopoulou A, Grigoriev Y, Johansson O, Margaritis LH, Morgan L, Richter E, Sage C. Scientific panel on electromagnetic field health risks: consensus points, recommendations, and rationales. Rev Environ Health.2010;25(4):307-17.

Huss A, Egger M, Hug K, Huwiler-Müntener K, Röösli M. Source of funding and results of studies of health effects of mobile phone use: systematic review of experimental studies. Environ Health Perspect. 2007 Jan;115(1):1-4.

International EMF Scientist Appeal (2015)

International Appeal: Scientists call for protection from non-ionizing electromagnetic field exposure. European J Oncology. 20(3/4). 2015.

Kostoff RN, Lau CGY. Modified health effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation combined with other agents reported in the biomedical literature. In C.D. Geddes (ed.), Microwave Effects on DNA and Proteins. Switzerland: Springer, pp. 97-158.DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-50289-2. 2017. Open access: