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By Dr. Vini Gautam Khurana PhD, FRACS

The completion of this paper on February 7, 2008 follows 14 months of objective
research by the author
, involving the critical review of over 100 sources in the recent
medical and scientific literature, in addition to Press reports and Internet content. This
paper represents a systematic and concise yet comprehensive review of this area to date
and its findings highlight an emerging global public health concern.

KEY MESSAGES OF THIS WORK:

• Mobile phones are convenient and frequently invaluable, yet exposure to their
electromagnetic radiation is invisible. Therefore, any danger this exposure poses
may be easily dismissed.
• Exposure is long-term and its effects on the body, particularly its electrical
organ, the brain, are compounded by numerous other simultaneous long-term
exposures including continuous waves from radio and TV transmitter towers,
cordless phone base stations, power lines, and wireless/WiFi computing devices.
• A malignant brain tumour represents a life-ending diagnosis in the vast
majority of those diagnosed. There is a significant and increasing body of
evidence, to date at least 8 comprehensive clinical studies internationally and
one long-term meta-analysis, for a link between mobile phone usage and certain
brain tumours.
• Taken together, the data presented below compellingly suggest that the link
between mobile phones and brain tumours should no longer be regarded as a
myth. Individual and class action lawsuits have been filed in the USA, and at
least one has already been successfully prosecuted, regarding the cell phone-brain
tumour link.
• The "incubation time" or "latency" (i.e., the time from commencement of regular
mobile phone usage to the diagnosis of a malignant solid brain tumour in a
susceptible individual) may be in the order of 10-20 years. In the years 2008-
2012, we will have reached the appropriate length of follow-up time to begin to
definitively observe the impact of this global technology on brain tumour
incidence rates.
• There is currently enough evidence and technology available to warrant Industry
and Governments alike in taking immediate steps to reduce exposure of
consumers to mobile phone-related electromagnetic radiation and to make
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consumers clearly aware of potential dangers and how to use this technology
sensibly and safely.
• It is anticipated that this danger has far broader public health ramifications than
asbestos and smoking, and directly concerns all of us, particularly the younger
generation, including very young children.

Read the full text of this Scientific, Peer-Reviewed Paper at http://www.brain-surgery.us/mobilephone.html