Table 3: Promotional effect and higher risk for young vs. older ages.



Degrave [35]

RR = 1.23 (95% CI 1.03- 1.47)

Indication that cancer death rate ratio increased with decreasing age (p = 0.004)   

Szmigielski [37]

The risk of leukemia and lymphoma for younger people was 8 fold more than expected p < 0.01.   There was higher risk of all site cancers in the age groups of 20- 29 and 30-39 (p < 0.05), compared to older age groups. The risk reduced with increasing age

Szmigielski [38]

All site cancers-curve showed shorter latency period in the exposed group vs. the non-exposed by 5-10 years, which could related to at least one type of cancer. Haematologic/lymphatic cancers-curves showed  a considerable increment in the number of cases in exposed group aged above 40 years, and for these types of cancer the curves show early age of victims

Robinette (1980) analyzed by Goldsmith [36]

For the aviation technicians group, that had the highest exposure, death rates were significantly higher than those for the remaining men for all deaths, disease-related deaths, deaths from malignance and deaths from malignancy of the lymphatic and hematopoietic systems.  The same group had  a younger  mean age (23.4) than the average for aviation electrician's mates AE (24.7), a category that showed no increase in deaths from any malignancy or from other diseases

Park [40]

Higher risk of mortality from leukemia and multiple myeloma in people under 30 years old compared to other age groups

Hocking [39]

Increased incidence and decreased survival among children who resided near TV transmitters, supported  the possibility that RFR acts as a facilitator of cancer  

Eger [16]

Average age of developing cancer was 64.1 years in the inner area (exposed) and 72.6 years in the outer area, a difference of 8.5 years. The average age of patients that developed breast cancer in the inner area was 50.8 years. In the outer area the average age was 69.9 years, approximately 20 years less. In Germany the average age for developing breast cancer is about 63 years.

Wolf  [17]

The authors suggested a strong cancer promoting effect at very low radiation, because the study found an extremely short latency period of less than 2 years. According to the authors, this short latency period indicated, that if there is a causal association between RF/MW radiation emitted from base stations and cancer as they believe, then there is a very strong promotional effect at low levels of exposure