ARPANSA's latest literature review reports on new Australian study which finds no increase in brain cancer with mobile phone use
In The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA's) regular EMR literature survey for May 2016, ARPANSA report on the recent Australian study by Professor Simon Chapman which asks the question "Has the incidence of brain cancer risen in Australia since the introduction of mobile phones 29 years ago?".
The paper pubslished in cancer epidermology compared mobile phone ownership with the incidence of brain cancer in Australia.
In the study, brain cancer incidence rates from 1982 to 2012 are compared with the number of mobile phone accounts in the Australian population from 1987 to 2012. The study found that although mobile phone use increased from 0% to 94% during the 30 year period brain cancer incidence rates were mostly stable.
This finding is consitent with previous studies in the US, UK. New Zealand and Nordic countries.