Risico op non-Hodgkin lymfomen neemt toe bij gebruik mobiele/draadloze telefoons

zondag, 02 juli 2006 - Categorie: Onderzoeken

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Int Arch Occup Environ Health. 2005 Sep;78(8):625-32. Epub 2005 Oct 12. Related Articles, Links

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

Hardell L, Eriksson M, Carlberg M, Sundstrom C, Mild KH.

Department of Oncology, University Hospital, 701 85, Orebro, Sweden. lennart.hardell@orebroll.se

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 1 December 1999 to 30 April 2002. Controls were selected from the national population registry. Exposure to different agents was assessed by questionnaire. RESULTS: In total, 910 (91%) cases and 1016 (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%; CI=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.

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