Canada: Check uw kinderen op ongewone vlekken op de hoofdhuid. Melanoma?

maandag, 29 augustus 2011 - Categorie: Berichten Internationaal

De bekende Canadese epidemiologe Dr. Magda Havas roept op haar website (waar zij al jaren waarschuwt tegen de gevaren van de straling van mobiele telefonie) ouders op hun kinderen te inspecteren op merkwaardige huidvlekken , veelal verscholen in de haardracht, bij jonge kinderen die veelvuldig gebruik maken van een mobieltje en raadt aan in dat geval een dermatoloog te bezoeken om het risico van melanoma uit te sluiten.
Dr. Havas was gealarmeerd door een haarstilist in haar woonplaats Toronto die de laatste tijd geconfronteerd werd met een opmerkelijke toename van deze vreemde vlekken op de hoofdhuid van jonge kinderen:


Bron: Dr. Magda Havas, 28 aug 2011.

A hair stylist in Toronto noticed discolourations on the scalp of adolescents. The marks were often in the temporal lobe near the ear although some were on the top or back of the head. Since most of the blemishes were covered by hair they were difficult to see.

This is what she had to say about the marks:

On a few occasions, I saw one spot on each side of the head in similar or same positions above the ear. Sometimes there are up to 6 on the head. They range from light pink to dark brown and blackish. Some of them look new and developing. Sometimes they are perfectly round with darkened edges, sometimes random shapes with uneven edges.

Sometimes they are a bit like oozing blemishes, sometimes a bit crusty. Sometimes there might be a few or many on one side of head above and around ear, neck and cheek size of a pea to size of a nickel. They are most common from grade 3 up to grade 7. In grade 8 the numbers begin to drop off. Whatever these blemishes are, the numbers and regularity, with which I see them, is alarming.

One immediately thinks of melanoma, a malignant tumoroften on the skinthat contains dark pigment.

She goes on to say . . .

While I am aware that the sun is often cited as reason for concern, I cannot help but wonder if the rapid increase in young childrens exposure to various levels of radiation in the home, school, and public environments has something to do with this. The highest amount of blemishes, per-capita, was on a group of children who apparently carry their blackberries in the pockets of their school uniforms all day long, and have probably been doing it for a few years.

Leest u verder op de originele site (met foto's van de pigmentvlekken):
www.magdahavas.com/2011/08/28/cell-phones-head-blemishes-in-adolescents-is-it-melanoma/ .



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