[Incidence of cancer adjacent to a mobile telephone basis station in Westfalia]
Krebsinzidenz von Anwohnern im Umkreis einer Mobilfunksendeanlage in Westfalen - Interview-basierte Piloterhebung und Risikoschätzung
Eger H, Neppe F
Published in: Umwelt · Medizin · Gesellschaft 2009; 22 (1): 55-60
Journal partially peer-reviewed/peer-review process unclear
Aim of study (acc. to author)
Endpoint/type of risk estimation
≥ 10 years
residents of Hennen living within a radius of 400 m to a mobile phone base station
2000 - 2007
Germany (Hennen, suburb of Iserlohn, Westfalia)
Statistical analysis method:
Results (acc. to author)
9 cancer cases were observed in the first period 2000 - 2004 and 14 cases in the period 2005 - June 2007 among residents living within a radius of 400 m to a mobile phone base station. The mean age of disease onset was 59.2 years in the first period and 59.3 years in the second period in comparison to the expected value of 66.4 years evaluated from the Saarland Cancer Registry. The authors concluded, that a statistically significant increase of cancer incidence was observed 5 years after the base station has been started operating.
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