Hallberg Independent Research





My Violin
(Who made yours?)

(Sleep Well - Live Longer. EMF Measurement service)

(Swedish melanoma site)

(Time to sell your house?)

Traffic safety
(Modeling traffic deaths)

(Reliability management)

(Mobile phones and health, currently only in Swedish)

Dying trees
(Photos of dying trees around my house Sep. 2009)

Radiation levels
(Time to sell your house?)



Environment, reliability and epidemiology

Örjan Hallberg
Hallberg Independent Research

Polkavägen 14B

142 65 Trångsund

HIR is an independent research institution, since November 2001 owned and managed by Örjan Hallberg. Örjan has been working as quality- and environmental manager within Ericsson for decades. Since February 2003 he is working full time with Hallberg Independent Research. (CV)

Updated: 2010-04-12

All truth goes through three stages: first it is ridiculed, then it is violently opposed, finally it is accepted as self evident. - Schopenhauer

Latest news

Radiation levels A-E; a proposed standard. In what radiation environment do you actually live? And are trying to sleep in?

Another bloody paper: Electromagnetic radiation and your bloody heart

New paper: Logan A.L., Hallberg Ö. Skin cancer epidemic in a wireless world. Pathophysiology (2010) doi:10.1016/j.pathophys.2010.02.002.

An inconvenient graph. Melanoma mortality and incidence in Sweden.

Epilepsy and low energy lamps? Is there a connection? Data is weak, but deserves following up coming years.

Face melanoma among younger people is increasing in Sweden! The 3G-phones have been used from 2001 in Sweden.

According to the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority the use of mobile phones has no effect on population health! (Letters in Swedish).

I have finally added two newsletters in my list to the left so I could clean up some old stuff from this page. Enjoy reading!

Petition to president Obama regarding a public health hazard. Two articles are referred to in this petition, one of which is ref. 4 in my publication list. If you president Obama wants a copy of another of my papers, please don't hesitate to contact me!

Conference in Switzerland. I have been invited to give a presentation on November 21 in Olten together with some very well known scientists. I will talk about facts from radio engineering and cancer epidemiology and also present some recent results from my modeling work.

Endorsements regarding EMF and health (only 43 kB)

Bed types and cancer incidence. A preliminar study of the use of metal spring beds in different countries indicates that a deeper analysis of the correlation between cancer and bed types used is motivated.

This preliminar study was accepted for publication on 2009-09-23 by Pathophysiology and is now E-pubbed since 09-10-17.

The trees are dying. And soon we follow... See an excellent review of EMF and health. May-be mobile phones should not be allowed to be used by people under 65 years of age...?

Rest In Peace Finally, I did as I preach. I disposed my old wave reflecting metal spring mattress where it really belongs.

Brain cancer among elderly is increasing in Nordic countries, but not in Sweden!

ICNIRP now admitts that FM radio frequencies are body resonant! Something we have pointed out in publications already in 2002!

A Telecom strategy Also at YouTube! And even in German language!

Sleep on the right side - get cancer on the left? This new research article has been accepted for publication by Pathophysiology 2009-07-01.

Hallberg Ö, Johansson O. Cancer and Broadcasting Radiation: Facts from Radio Engineering and Cancer Epidemiology. Presentation at World Cancer Congress 2009, abstract, June 21-25, 2009, Peking.

A summary of facts and fiction regarding melanoma. Also on Scribd

1997 again? Old women suddenly started to get more lung cancer in the Nordic countries from about 1997. Any comments from the authorities???
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Forbid mobile phones!

"Forbid the use of mobile phones in Sweden! - An article by Örjan Hallberg Publication Date: 6th April 2009. View full article Örjan Hallberg has put together a well researched and documented article outlining a number of increases in cancers and other issues (such as sleep disturbances) which have risen markedly since the takeup of modern GSM and 3G phone technologies, and promotes a strong argument that the possibility that mobile phones are at least partially responsible is very likely." (From www.radiationresearch.org) Also published by Omega.

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Increasing use of sleeping pills...

Increasing hyperactivity...

Sleeping problems are increasing but on the other hand the market for sleeping pills seems glorious... Also noticed in Omega news. The similarity to the number of spoken years via mobile phones may be just a coincidence according to the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority. Also see a Summary paper on this problem.

  • A patent to reduce dangerous radiation from base stations and more! "After a predefinable time interval without connecting signal, the base station changes over from the normal transmitting-receiving mode into a sleep mode, in which sleep mode no beakon signals and/or other radio frequencies are transmitted from the base station." Applied by Swisscom AG!! This is hot stuff! (1.1 Mb). Sleep Well and let us Live Longer!

  • The mortality in dementia suddenly started to increase in 1997! The new death code for Alzheimer deaths was introduced in 1987, so this in likely not the explanation! See also Alzheimer deaths!

  • And if you sleep in a bad EMF-environment during pregnancy, your child is at higher risk of developing autism!

  • Believe it or not, but even I can be wrong! In earlier studies we have noticed how cancer deaths started to increase when new broadcasting systems (FM) were rolled-out. And that it appeared to become reduced when some AM-towers were closed in 1979. However, by help from the National Board of Health and Welfare we found that this improvement was a result of changed routins for death certificates at that time.

  • The number of people who get headache after long and frequent mobile phone talks was 31% of 1900 asked in Jan 2009. This is quite in line with the earlier trend noticed by Hallberg, Oberfeld (ref. 18 in the publication list). Look at the updated graph.

  • On Jan 14 2009 I was interviewed regarding my research. You may look and listen via YouTube. There are six parts, each 10 minutes long. Hope you enjoy it!

  • DECT phone central in the bedroom? Perhaps not the most clever thing you have done in that case... Please, tell us what you have.

  • Cancer in the bed? What type of bed are you sleeping in? And have you got cancer? Vote and see the results for yourself.

  • A mobile cancer story!
    Not as fun as it first appears. You might start thinking...

  • The Swedish Post and Telecom Agency (PTS) had invited me on October 16 to give a presentation on my research regarding public health and radiation. The one-hour show first highlighted the cancer epidemic, and especially that of melanoma after 1955. The second part related to the worsening public health in Sweden since 1997 and finally some recent worrying trends after year 2000 were given. This presentation was the first ever given to a Swedish authority.

  • I recently noticed an article by Arthur Firstenberg published in January 2006 by The Eldorado Sun. It's an interesting summary of the Largest Biological Experiment Ever. Here also HIR research reports were highlighted.

  • I was invited to attend a conference on radiation and global health Sep 8-9 2008 in London arranged by the Radiation Research Trust. The conference was highligheted by several newspapers, e.g. The Daily Telegraph.

  • A description of our Excel application for calculating melanoma incidence trends.

  • To speak with one tongue. Health and mobile masts - what does the law say?

  • GSM1800 roll-out and increasing sickness in 1997. TeliaSonera: The list of roll-out dates is classified information!

  • Radio, TV towers linked to increased risk of melanoma. An article exclusively written for Foodconsumer.org.

  • The increasing use of mobile phones and increasing numbers of brain cancer must be just a coincidence; or a curiosity as SSI tends
    to say...

  • A 10 year perspective - written in 2001. Now we are almost there. What has actually happened?

  • Skin Cancer and FM - a well written summary of our melanoma work.

  • 9000 downloads!!! Not a sunshine story! Exact 9000 copies had been downloaded until April 17, 2007.

  • New homepage for melanoma in Swedish: http://hudcancer.nu

Areas of concern:

Electromagnetic fields and cancer -> Read the summary issued by WHO EMF-project 991 Enter ID 991.

A new project has started regarding melanoma modeling. See WHO EMF-projekt 1619 Enter ID 1619

Mobile phones and public health -> Abstract

Who is responsible? Responsibility

The least bribed authority? Read (in Swedish) the question and answer to a proposal about investigating the Swedish Radiation Protection Authority.

The global temperature increase -> Environment

New! Global Dimming makes the Global Heating more threatening! Figure 1 below is from a Swedish TV program Jan 26 2006 and shows the new estimates when Global Dimming is taken into account. Figure 2 shows the calculated response to CO2 increase according to the HIR report (link above) from 2003. Almost identical!

Figure 1. The new estimate of temp increase to 2100 according to Swedish TV on Jan 26, 2006.

Figure 2. The increase in global temperature to year 2100 as calculated by Hallberg (2003).

Ration card for CO2! What do our political parties think? Also see an article in Svenska Dagbladet about this in Feb 25, 2007.

Hallberg Ö. Optimism fördröjer nödvändiga åtgärder. Miljömagasinet nr 34, 24 Aug 2007. (Article regarding climate temperature response to increasing GHG and suggested actions; In Swedish). See also the Rationing project in England reported by The Guardian.

Climate change. Rapid response, published by BMJ 2008-01-31


Reliability and safety -> Reliability

A new reliability site has been opened from where you may download some reliability papers from 1975 up to 2000.

The Mad Cow disease and more -> Epidemiology

Predicting the future -> Future



Efficient problem solving -> (page pending)



Good links:  
Vore Børns Fremtid - a Danish parents organization
FEB - The Swedish Association for the ElectroSensitive

Vågbrytaren Stockholm - research

http://www.magdahavas.com/ Magda Havas' good site.

BioInitiative - a comprehensive report is given regarding biological effects from electromagnetic fields

Örjan Hallberg
E-Mail Me At : oerjan.hallberg@swipnet.se or call me free of charge via Skype: HIRSWEDEN