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Children absorb higher doses of cell phone radiation than adults. Industry-linked publication should be retracted, claim independent scientists

Posted By bradford On December 17, 2015 @ 1:55 am In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled

By Meg Sears, PhD, Chair and Science Advisor of Prevent Cancer Now

Independent scientists call for retraction of a high profile 2014 review by industry-linked authors. The recently published re-analysis reveals systematic misinterpretations, obscuring higher doses to the child brain from cell phone use.

A December 2014 review [1] by Kenneth Foster and C-K Chou has been discredited in a careful reanalysis [2] by independent scientists with Environmental Health Trust [3].

Foster and Chou reviewed 23 publications, concluding that there is no consistent evidence of higher “exposures” in children (energy absorbed per gram of tissue would correctly be termed “dose”). Text extracts from the publications were tabulated, and the ratio of child to adult doses were graphed. Although the majority of the text summaries indicate that children would receive higher peak doses, the Foster and Chou graph indicated the opposite: 25% of the bars indicated higher peak doses in children; 30% showed little or no difference; and 46% showed higher peak doses in adults.

Although Foster and Chou reviewed 23 publications, the discussion largely focused on work of Prof. Om Gandhi, who responded [4], confirming that children do indeed absorb higher peak tissue doses of radiation.

Furthermore, Brazilian researchers confirmed with up to date computer modelling that children do indeed experience higher peak doses [5] in their brains.

Environmental Health Trust’s Dr. Morris and co-authors call for retraction [6] of the Foster and Chou review, on the basis that the primary conclusion is incorrect. There is less than one in a hundred chance that all of these misinterpretations are random, so the systematic misinterpretations therefore indicate that the work is biased.

All four reports are published in the prominent journal, IEEE Access.

Meg Sears, PhD, is an Ottawa-based environmental health researcher, and Chair of Prevent Cancer Now.

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Published: December 17, 2015


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[2] reanalysis: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/articleDetails.jsp?arnumber=7270279

[3] Environmental Health Trust: http://ehtrust.org/

[4] responded: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpls/icp.jsp?arnumber=7131429

[5] experience higher peak doses: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=7335557

[6] call for retraction: https://youtu.be/J5MMhm70lCY

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