Prior to publication, the Journal shared with me only four of Dr. Junck's assertions. I was not provided his entire “con” essay in advance. Below are references supporting my arguments as well as comments on the debate.
The editors state in the debate Preface that advocates recommend that cellphones come with labels outside the devices. I would argue that cellphone users need more conspicuous precautionary information whether by means of software inside the devices, package labeling, or other forms of communication.
b. Epidemiological studies that report evidence of increased brain tumor risk associated with long-term, heavy mobile phone use: Malignant tumors (glioma)
c. Epidemiological studies that report evidence of increased brain tumor risk associated with long-term, heavy mobile phone use: Non-malignant tumors (acoustic neuroma or meningioma)
d. Evidence of increased brain tumor incidence in the United States: Non-malignant tumors (also see http://bit.ly/USbraintumors)
The higher-quality research on long-term, heavy cell phone use among adults consistently finds increased brain tumor risk. The risk is roughly doubled after 10 years of cellphone use. Although little research has been conducted on children, a few studies suggest that the risk is greater for children and adolescents who use cellphones.