A Melanoma Trend Forecast from 2002 – what happened then?
Örjan Hallberg, Olle Johansson, and Eger Horst. A Melanoma Trend Forecast from 2002 – what happened then? Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine. Posted online on December 23, 2014. (doi:10.3109/15368378.2014.
AbstractIn 2002, a paper was published that highlighted the strong correlation noticed between melanoma incidence and the number of surrounding FM transmitters in the Nordic countries since 1955. In the report the development of future numbers of melanoma cases in Estonia were estimated since they got the FM broadcasting system rolled out not until 1992. Here, we report what happened since then in Estonia regarding melanoma cases per year. We also comment on the recent development in the Nordic countries, which is not very reassuring from a public health point of view. The last 10 years of melanoma incidence trends, increasing at an exponential rate, suggest that responsible authorities now need to consider possible influences also from other radiation sources in addition to UV radiation from the sun.
Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., Director
Center for Family and Community Health
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety
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