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Mobile phone use and risk of glioma in adults: Results are difficult to interpret because of limitations

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 27 April 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:1035
  1. Lennart Hardell, professor (,
  2. Kjell Hansson Mild, professor
  1. Department of Oncology, University Hospital, SE-701 85 örebro, Sweden
  2. National Institute for Working Life, SE-907 13 Umeå, Sweden

    EDITOR—The UK part of the Interphone study concluded that mobile phone use is not associated with an increased risk of glioma.1 However, ≥ 10 years ipsilateral use yielded an odds ratio of 1.60 (95% confidence interval 0.92 to 2.76) and contralateral use an odds ratio of 0.78 (0.85 to 1.3).

    Only 51% of the cases and 45% of the controls …

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