• 23 APR 19

    IARC Urged To Revisit RF Risk

    IARC Urged To Revisit RF Risk
    Animal Studies Prompt Calls To Upgrade Classification to “Probably Carcinogenic” or Higher
    April 22, 2019

    An advisory committee has recommended that the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) reassess the cancer risks associated with RF radiation. This should be a “high priority,” according to the panel’s report, which was issued last week…SNIP

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    • 14 MAY 16

    Joel Moskowitz comments in Medscape on Simon Chapman’s study.

    Joel’s comments: This study seems designed to serve as propaganda for the public debate about whether cell phone radiation is a cancer risk factor. The study’s lead author, Simon Chapman, published an opinion piece online (see below) in which he accused Devra Davis of being an “alarmist” for her position in this debate.

    Yesterday, Medscape, a website that “offers specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals the Web’s most robust and integrated medical information and educational tools,” published a story about the study. The article cited Simon Chapman and John Boice, Jr. who supported the study’s conclusions, and Lennart Hardell who raised concerns. Since I have concerns about the study and do not believe the Medscape article was balanced, I sent Medscape my comments. See the Medscape article which appears below along with my comments in red. SNIP

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    • 10 MAY 16

    Dariusz Leszczynski on Simon Chapman’s mobile phone ‘all-clear study.

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    From Dariusz Leszczynski’s blog Between A Rock and A Hard Place.

    May 10, 2016
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    Professor Simon Chapman responds…
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    Posted on May 10, 2016

    Recent epidemiological study from Australia, on cell phones and brain cancer, made headline news: Chapman S, Azizi L, Luo Q, Sitas F. Has the incidence of brain cancer risen in Australia since the introduction of mobile phones 29 years ago? Cancer Epidemiology, 2016 May 4.

    Reason for this global interest is simple, the authors claim to have proven that cell phones do not cause brain cancer and the issue should be put to rest. The study analyzed the 29 year history of cell phone use in Australia and compared it with the numbers of brain cancer reported to cancer registry.

    However, I think the authors greatly overstated significance of their results leading to misinformation of the readers and the general public at large. SNIP

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    • 08 MAY 16

    Commentaries: Prof Simon Chapman finds no link between mobile phone use and brain cancer. Good epidemiology or spin?

    This post is about Simon Chapman’s recent epidemiological study which did not find any link between mobile phone use and the incidence of brain cancer. Also are comments on this study by Lloyd Morgan and Katherine Smith.

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    • 06 DEC 14

    Epidemiology: ICNIRP hijacked WHO EMF Project (Dariusz Leszczynski)

    From Dariusz Leszczynski’s blog: Between a Rock and a Hard Place.

    Excerpt:

    Epidemiological evidence is considered as the most important evidence when evaluating possibility of health effects induced by radiation emitted by wireless communication devices (RF-EMF). I disagree with this notion because of the intrinsic limitations of epidemiological method. It is too crude method to give reliable answers. I am not alone in this opinion. Notably, Michael Repacholi, former Head of the WHO EMF Project has similar opinion and he said in his Guest Blog on BRHP: “my concern is that there is an over-reliance on epidemiology studies.”

    The problem with the, so far, executed epidemiological studies in RF-EMF area is the inadequate radiation dosimetry.

    In some studies, like the case-control studies (Interphone, Hardell and CERENAT) the dosimetry is based on what person remembers. It is very crude information. However, in defense of the planners of case-control studies, it is necessary to mention that when the Interphone was being planned, and I participated in these discussions as then Head of Radiation Biology Laboratory of STUK, scientists asked network operators to provide information on the use of cell phones by study subjects. Operators refused, calling the information “trade secret”. So, the scientists had to rely on peoples’ memory…

    Situation of dosimetry data in cohort studies is even worse. Scientists attempted to avoid reliance on users’ memory but, instead of improving exposure data, they made it worse. The dosimetry evidence in cohort studies, Danish Cohort and Million Women Study, is absolutely inadequate to use it as proof of no risk of cancer from the use of cell phones.

    However, the ICNIRP scientists just do so. They quote Danish Cohort and Million Women Study as the evidence of no cancer risk. At the same time they simply dismiss the evidence provided by the case control studies.

    In the past, I wrote critically about the Danish Cohort and the UK’s Million Women Study.

    My critical evaluation of the Danish Cohort was published in The Scientist Magazine whereas evaluation of the Million Women Study I published in my blog on The Washington Times Communities site.
    SNIP

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    • 17 MAR 13

    Michael Repacholi on EMF health risk assessment

    From the blog. Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Dariusz Lesczcynski

    Guest Blog from Mike Repacholi

    Posted on March 16, 2013

    Excerpt

    This is the first guest blog on BRHP. The opinions expressed in it are of Mike Repacholi himself. Publication of these opinions in BRHP does not mean that BRHP agrees or endorses these opinions. However, publication of this, and subsequent guest blogs, is an attempt to start an open debate and free exchange of opinions on RF and health.

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    • 29 DEC 11

    How was the passing OLD YEAR 2011?

    From the blog Between a Rock and a Hard Place by Dariusz Leszczynski As Christmas is over and the New Year 2012 is fast approaching this is the time of the year when we look back at what was achieved during the past 12 months. Let’s briefly look at several areas such as: Research in

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    • 18 DEC 11

    Call for withdrawal of Danish Cohort study

    From Dariusz Leszczynski: In my weekly column published at The WashingtonTimes.com I am calling on the BMJ Editor to withdraw the Danish Cohort study. http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/between-rock-and-hard-place/2011/dec/16/cellphone-epidemiologist-raditiation-danish-cohort/ Best, Dariusz

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    • 29 NOV 11

    Highly recommended reading from Dariusz Leszczynski’s blog

    From the blog “between a Rock and A Hard Place: It’s the epidemiology, stupid! Link: http://betweenrockandhardplace.wordpress.com/2011/11/26/•its-the-epidemiology-stupid/ Posted on November 26, 2011 Excerpt: The known, to many, phrase “It’s the economy, stupid!” was brought into the politics by James Carville, adviser to the Bill Clinton 1992 presidential campaign. Since then this phrase has entered the main

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    • 03 NOV 11

    Swedish article on inadequecies with the CEFALO study ( Children and mobile phone use)

    From investigative journalist Mona Nilsson: This article will be published in Swedish this week in Miljömagasinet and on my page www.mobiltelefoni.tv Mobile phones and children’s brain tumour risks: Researchers found the highest risk in Sweden –but dismissed the risks based on under-reported Swedish brain tumour statistics. The “reassuring” results of a study on brain tumour

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