Australie: Leading doctor says mobile phone radiation a hotline to brain cancer
woensdag, 13 mei 2015 - Categorie: Verhalen
Bron: www.heraldsun.com.au/news/leading-doctor-says-mobile-phone-radiation-a-hotline-to-brain-cancer/story-fni0fiyv-1227349594139 .
10 mei 2015
RADIATION from mobile phones and towers is contributing to a rise in brain cancer in Australia, according to a leading physician.
Dr John Tickell, who has fought his own brain cancer battle, believes that radiation is a significant contributing factor to the increasing rate of malignant brain tumours.
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“There is a million times more radiation today than there was 50 years ago,” he said. “The World Health Organisation has upgraded cell phone radiation to B2 category, which means possibly carcinogenic.
“The telco-funded studies say they’re safe but the FCC (US Federal Communications Commission) has not done any tests on radiation from phones in 20 years.”
The doctor and author has backed Gold Logie winner Carrie Bickmore’s call for greater funding and awareness of brain cancer, which is the leading cause of cancer death for young people in Australia.
According to government figures, 35 people are diagnosed with brain cancer every week with four in five sufferers dying within the first five years.
Dr Tickell has celebrated five years of brain cancer remission after having intensive chemotherapy treatment.
He believes that the more funding a cancer category receives, the higher the survival rate: “Leukaemia was once the leading cause of cancer deaths in Australia for under 40s but it now has a five-year survival rate of over 80 per cent. Breast cancer is around 90 cent compared to brain cancer which is around 20 per cent.”
Dr Tickell also hit out at celebrity health gurus, including My Kitchen Rules judge Pete Evans and I Quit Sugar author Sarah Wilson, whom he says have little in the way of qualifications or expertise. “If I quit sugar, I would be dead and as for the paleo diet, the longest living people on earth eat grains three times a day.”
The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association has rejected claims that radiation from mobile phones, towers and Wi-Fi has any detrimental health effects.
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