More than 1,000 peer-reviewed papers published on cell phone radiation health research

A search on PubMed for “cell phone radiation” yielded 1,051 published papers from 1993 through 2012.  Since 2006, PubMed has indexed 100 or more papers per year.  This underestimates the actual number of peer-reviewed studies as PubMed does not index every professional journal, and my search was a limited one.

Nonetheless, one might think that with so many peer-reviewed studies, we would have greater consensus within the scientific community about the effects of cell phone radiation by now.

However, industry involvement may have increased the quantity of research at the expense of quality. Our meta-analysis of the case-control studies on tumor risk (Myung et al, 2009) found that industry funding was associated with lower quality research.  Henry Lai has come to a similar conclusion regarding the laboratory research.

The counts by year appear below.

2012    111
2011    121
2010    110
2009    105
2008    113
2007    107
2006    100
2005    83
2004    63
2003    59
2002    31
2001    17
2000    9
1999    8
1998    4
1997    5
1996    1
1995    2
1994    1
1993    1

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