• 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.


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

    May 10, 2016

    Professor Simon Chapman responds…
    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.


    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.

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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


    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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    • 02 NOV 11

    Further BMJ responses to the Danish mobile phone study

    For all the other letters sent in to the BMJ on the Danish study see the web link: http://www.bmj.com/content/343/bmj.d6387 Scroll down to the letters below the abstract. Don

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    • 02 NOV 11

    EHT letter in the BMJ commenting on the Danish mobile phone study

    Re:Not enough data excluding cellphones’ morbidity http://www.bmj.com/letters Devra L Davis, Director Ronald B. Herberman, Yael Stein Environmental Health Trust Re: Use of mobile phones and risk of brain tumours: update of Danish cohort study. Frei, et al. 343:doi:10.1136/bmj.d6387 (BMJ. 2011 Oct 19;343:d6387 Frei et al studied tumours in the central nervous system among Danish mobile

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    • 30 OCT 11

    Further Criticisms of the BMJ Danish Study

    1) From Mona Nilsson with a Google translation: Danish article in the ”Ingenjören”: http://ing.dk/artikel/123444-who-ekspert-kalder-dansk-kraeftstudie-af-mobilstraaling-fejlagtig Criticism of the article in the British Medical Journal BMJ: Use of mobile phones and risk of Brain Tumour: update of Danish cohort study By Torben R. Simonsen, Friday 28th October 2011 pm. 07:12 In last week, Jorgen H. Olsen, head

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    • 08 SEP 11

    Latest from “Between A Rock and A Hard Place” Science Blog by Dariusz Leszczynski

    From the science blog by Dariusz Leszczynski “Between A Rock and A Hard Place” On Mobile Phone Radiation Effects • Did INTERPHONE commit…#3? As I mentioned in my previous blog,I have sent a letter to Dr. Christopher Wild, Director of IARC, asking him to take action in the matter of two recent publications from the

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    • 18 JUL 11

    Did INTERPHONE commit scientific misconduct?

    From the blog of Dariusz Leszczynski, Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Did INTERPHONE commit scientific misconduct? July 7, 2011 The definitions of the scientific misconduct used by various institutions or provided in various dictionaries differ slightly. Here are few of them. British Medical Journal (BMJ) uses the definition of the scientific misconduct provided

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    • 08 APR 11

    1373: Transcript of ABC Lateline interview with Devra Davis

    http://www.abc.net.au/lateline/content/2011/s3183275.htm The truth about mobile phone radiation Australian Broadcasting Corporation Broadcast: 05/04/2011 Reporter: Ali Moore American epidemiologist Dr Devra Davis joins Lateline to discuss the health risks associated with mobile phone use. Transcript ALI MOORE: How many minutes or hours a day are you on your mobile phone? Do you use a headset or hold

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    • 22 DEC 10

    1336: A Game Changer?

    From Louis Slesin, Microwave News: For a long time now, skeptics have argued that the epidemiological studies pointing to a tumor risk from cell phones must be wrong because no one has seen an increase in cell-phone related tumors in the general population. Some new data from Israel may now force a rethink of the

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    • 18 DEC 10

    1331: Hardell group’s re-analysis of the Interphone methods

    Press release Swedish Örebro studies on mobile phone use and risk for brain tumour re-analysed using the same methods as in Interphone: Increased risk in both studies and the critique of Interphone is reinforced The international WHO Interphone study was published in May 2010. The results showed an increased risk for malignant brain tumours (glioma)

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    • 26 MAY 10

    #1262: Comments on the Interphone Study

    Comment from Stan Hartman, originally to the CHEEMF list: There were serious, dedicated researchers who contributed to the Interphone Study, just as there are serious, dedicated people working for the EPA, FCC, FDA, and other agencies (even the Minerals Management Service), despite those agencies’ ineptness in really protecting the public, but Interphone turned out to

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    • 25 MAY 10

    #1261: Mobile phones: Is there an epidemic on hold?

    The world’s most important study into the dangers of mobile-phone use raises serious worries, writes Geoffrey Lean. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/7751142/Mobile-phones-Is-there-an-epidemic-on-hold.html By Geoffrey Lean Published: 8:03PM BST 21 May 2010 It is as if the Pope were to advise us to disregard his past pronouncements as fatally fallible, Lord’s was to declare that umpiring decisions there had long

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    • 23 MAY 10

    #1260: Elizabeth Cardis on the Interphone findings

    Last week in the Australia media, Rodney Croft, from the Australian Centre for Radiofrequency Bioeffects Research (ACRBR) claimed that the just released Interphone study on mobile phone use and cancer “found no evidence that mobile phones cause cancer”. He further mentioned that “if a link existed then the study should have revealed it”. I’m surprised

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