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The hypothesis that intracranial energy deposition from handheld cellular telephones causes acoustic neuroma was tested in an epidemiologic study of 90 patients and 86 control subjects. The relative risk was 0.9 (p = 0.07) and did not vary significantly by the frequency, duration, and lifetime hours of use. In patients who used cellular telephones, the tumor occurred more often on the contralateral than ipsilateral side of the head. Further efforts should focus on potentially longer induction periods.

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Neurology®
Volume 58Number 8April 23, 2002
Pages: 1304-1306
PubMed: 11971109

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Received: August 3, 2001
Accepted: January 12, 2002
Published online: April 23, 2002
Published in print: April 23, 2002

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J. E. Muscat, PhD
From the American Health Foundation (Drs. Muscat and Stellman), Valhalla; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer (Dr. Malkin), New York; and Department of Environmental Medicine (Dr. Shore), New York University; and New York Presbyterian Hospital (Drs. Neugut and Bruce), NY; and Bristol-Myers Squibb (Dr. Thompson), Wallingford, CT.
M. G. Malkin, MD FRCPC
From the American Health Foundation (Drs. Muscat and Stellman), Valhalla; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer (Dr. Malkin), New York; and Department of Environmental Medicine (Dr. Shore), New York University; and New York Presbyterian Hospital (Drs. Neugut and Bruce), NY; and Bristol-Myers Squibb (Dr. Thompson), Wallingford, CT.
R. E. Shore, PhD DrPH
From the American Health Foundation (Drs. Muscat and Stellman), Valhalla; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer (Dr. Malkin), New York; and Department of Environmental Medicine (Dr. Shore), New York University; and New York Presbyterian Hospital (Drs. Neugut and Bruce), NY; and Bristol-Myers Squibb (Dr. Thompson), Wallingford, CT.
S. Thompson, PhD
From the American Health Foundation (Drs. Muscat and Stellman), Valhalla; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer (Dr. Malkin), New York; and Department of Environmental Medicine (Dr. Shore), New York University; and New York Presbyterian Hospital (Drs. Neugut and Bruce), NY; and Bristol-Myers Squibb (Dr. Thompson), Wallingford, CT.
A. I. Neugut, MD PhD
From the American Health Foundation (Drs. Muscat and Stellman), Valhalla; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer (Dr. Malkin), New York; and Department of Environmental Medicine (Dr. Shore), New York University; and New York Presbyterian Hospital (Drs. Neugut and Bruce), NY; and Bristol-Myers Squibb (Dr. Thompson), Wallingford, CT.
S. D. Stellman, PhD
From the American Health Foundation (Drs. Muscat and Stellman), Valhalla; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer (Dr. Malkin), New York; and Department of Environmental Medicine (Dr. Shore), New York University; and New York Presbyterian Hospital (Drs. Neugut and Bruce), NY; and Bristol-Myers Squibb (Dr. Thompson), Wallingford, CT.
J. Bruce, MD
From the American Health Foundation (Drs. Muscat and Stellman), Valhalla; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer (Dr. Malkin), New York; and Department of Environmental Medicine (Dr. Shore), New York University; and New York Presbyterian Hospital (Drs. Neugut and Bruce), NY; and Bristol-Myers Squibb (Dr. Thompson), Wallingford, CT.

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Address correspondence to Joshua E. Muscat, American Health Foundation, One Dana Rd., Valhalla, NY 10595; e-mail: [email protected]

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