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Friday, October 19, 2012

Italy's Supreme Court Rules Cell Phone Brain Cancer Work Related

Italy's Supreme Court today upheld a work-related brain cancer claim for an executive who was required to use a cell phone on the job. Workers' Compensation benefits were awarded. The Court relied upon scientific studies (Hardell) to support its decision. 

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reported that the International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified electromagnetic fields produced by mobile phones are possibly carcinogenic to humans.

Click here to read: "Italy court ruling links mobile phone use to tumour" (Reuters)

"Marcolini developed a so-called neurinoma affecting a cranial nerve, which was apparently not cancerous but nevertheless required surgery that badly affected his quality of life.He initially sought financial compensation from the Italian Workers' Compensation Authority (INAIL) which rejected his application, saying there was no proof his illness had been caused by his work. But a court in Brescia later ruled there was a causal link between the use of mobile and cordless telephones and tumours. Italy's supreme court rejected an INAIL appeal against that ruling on Oct. 12 though its decision was only reported on Friday."

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