Patrick, Alexander D. & Patrick, Brett E.
Citation: Patrick, A.D. & Patrick, B.E., Increase of Adolescent Cancer Diagnoses in the U.S. Correlated to Cell Phone Subscriptions, Stable Isotope Foundation, Grants Pass, OR (2017).
Epidemiology data for 46,997 cancer diagnoses of children aged 0-10 from 1973-2013 in the U.S. were correlated with industry data for U.S. cell phone subscriptions. Cumulative diagnoses by age 10 rose 323% from 132.9 to 562.4 per million live births from 1973 to 2003 (through 2013). The highest correlation was for 7 and 8-year-olds with R2 = 0.988 and p < 0.00001. Sixteen histologies were reviewed, with glioma (i.e., brain tumors) having the highest correlation with R2 = 0.985, followed by neuroepitheliomatous neoplasms with R2 = 0.888, and Hodgkin’s lymphoma with R2 = 0.852, all p < 0.00001. Several other histologies also had significant positive correlations in bone marrow cells and lymphocytes, while malignant lymphoma was found to be uncorrelated. These findings raise questions about the current electromagnetic emissions safety standards utilized by the consumer electronics industry, and the effects of electromagnetic emissions on human tissues and intracellular processes.