To explore whether conflict of interest or bias have played a role in RF health risk research.
Bias and Conflict of Interest
Severalanalyses of RF health risk studies suggest that recall bias since many of these studies rely on self reporting or long-term memory, which can be faulty.
There are concerns when research is conducted by the mobile phone industry that a conflict of interest may exist. However, those conducted with a firewall principle in place, which ensures the research is "managed independently from the industry under strict protocols to ensure there is no industry influence."
The National Cancer Institute also notes the inherent biases present in studies of RF health risks, noting recall bias (self-reporting of past habits) and participation bias (those diagnosed with brain tumors being more likely to enroll in studies than the healthy people who would make up a control group).
An august 2019 article in Frontiers in Public Health notes the inherent biases in past studies, and it recommends that "IARC re-evaluate its 2011 classification of the human carcinogenicity of RFR, and that WHO complete a systematic review of multiple other health effects such as sperm damage."
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