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Use of cellular or cordless telephones and the risk for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

Hardell, L; Eriksson, Mikael LU ; Carlberg, M; Sundstrom, C and Mild, K H (2005) In International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health 78(8). p.625-632
Abstract
Objectives: To evaluate the use of cellular and cordless telephones as the risk factor For non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Methods: Male and female subjects aged 18-74 years living in Sweden were Included during a period from I December 1999 to 30 April 2002. Controls were selected from the national population registry. Exposure to different agents was assessed by questionnalre. Results: In total, 910 (91%) cases and 10 16 (92%) controls participated. NHL of the B-cell type was not associated with the use of cellular or cordless telephones. Regarding T-cell NHL and > 5 year latency period, the use of analogue cellular phones yielded: odds ratio (OR) = 1.46, 95%; confidence interval (CI) = 0.58-3.70, digital: OR=1.92, 95%; CI=0.77-4.80 and... (More)
Objectives: To evaluate the use of cellular and cordless telephones as the risk factor For non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Methods: Male and female subjects aged 18-74 years living in Sweden were Included during a period from I December 1999 to 30 April 2002. Controls were selected from the national population registry. Exposure to different agents was assessed by questionnalre. Results: In total, 910 (91%) cases and 10 16 (92%) controls participated. NHL of the B-cell type was not associated with the use of cellular or cordless telephones. Regarding T-cell NHL and > 5 year latency period, the use of analogue cellular phones yielded: odds ratio (OR) = 1.46, 95%; confidence interval (CI) = 0.58-3.70, digital: OR=1.92, 95%; CI=0.77-4.80 and cordless phones: OR=2.47; CI=1.09-5.60. The corresponding results for certain, e.g. cutaneous and leukaemia, T-cell lymphoma for analogue phones were: OR=3.41, 95%; CI = 0.78-15.0, digital: OR = 6.12, 95%; Cl = 1.26-29.7 and cordless phones: OR=5.48, 95%; CI-1.26-23.9. Conclusions: The results indicate an association between T-cell NHL and the use of cellular and cordless telephones, however based on low numbers and must be interpreted with caution. Regarding B-cell NHL no association was found. (Less)
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cordless, cellular, risk factors, microwaves, T-cell, B-cell lymphoma, phones
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International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health
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78
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1432-1246
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10.1007/s00420-005-0003-5
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  abstract     = {Objectives: To evaluate the use of cellular and cordless telephones as the risk factor For non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL). Methods: Male and female subjects aged 18-74 years living in Sweden were Included during a period from I December 1999 to 30 April 2002. Controls were selected from the national population registry. Exposure to different agents was assessed by questionnalre. Results: In total, 910 (91%) cases and 10 16 (92%) controls participated. NHL of the B-cell type was not associated with the use of cellular or cordless telephones. Regarding T-cell NHL and > 5 year latency period, the use of analogue cellular phones yielded: odds ratio (OR) = 1.46, 95%; confidence interval (CI) = 0.58-3.70, digital: OR=1.92, 95%; CI=0.77-4.80 and cordless phones: OR=2.47; CI=1.09-5.60. The corresponding results for certain, e.g. cutaneous and leukaemia, T-cell lymphoma for analogue phones were: OR=3.41, 95%; CI = 0.78-15.0, digital: OR = 6.12, 95%; Cl = 1.26-29.7 and cordless phones: OR=5.48, 95%; CI-1.26-23.9. Conclusions: The results indicate an association between T-cell NHL and the use of cellular and cordless telephones, however based on low numbers and must be interpreted with caution. Regarding B-cell NHL no association was found.},
  author       = {Hardell, L and Eriksson, Mikael and Carlberg, M and Sundstrom, C and Mild, K H},
  issn         = {1432-1246},
  keyword      = {cordless,cellular,risk factors,microwaves,T-cell,B-cell lymphoma,phones},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {8},
  pages        = {625--632},
  publisher    = {Springer},
  series       = {International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health},
  title        = {Use of cellular or cordless telephones and the risk for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00420-005-0003-5},
  volume       = {78},
  year         = {2005},
}