Comment on ‘Cell phone use and ill health: is there a definite relationship?’

Published in: South African Family Practice
Volume 60, issue 6, 2018 , pages: 212–213
DOI: 10.1080/20786190.2018.1432140
Author(s): SMJ MortazaviFox Chase Cancer Center, USA, SAR MortazaviSchool of Medicine, Iran


Prof Gboyega A Ogunbanjo, in his editorial entitled ‘Cell phone use and ill health: is there a definite relationship?’, published in South African Family Practice, has addressed the possible link between mobile phone use and adverse health effects such as cancer. He has also discussed the challenging issue of electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS). Although his editorial has remarkable strengths, this paper needs some clarifications. The main concerns regarding the evidence presented in this paper about possible association of mobile phone use with cancer are discussed. In this light, recent evidence that supports a possible link as well as the shortcomings of the reports claiming no association between exposure to radiofrequency radiation and cancer are presented.

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