Cancer versus FM radio polarization typesHallberg, ÖrjanEuropean Journal of Cancer Prevention: July 2016 - Volume 25 - Issue 4 - p 357–360 doi: 10.1097/CEJ.0000000000000224 Research Papers: Cancer versus FM radio polarization types Buy Abstract Author InformationAuthors Article MetricsMetrics In 2002, a detailed analysis of skin melanoma in 289 Swedish municipalities showed a strong association with the number of horizontally polarized main FM transmitters covering a municipality. Basic antenna theory says that body-resonance and standing waves cannot appear above a metal spring mattress unless the electric field is horizontally polarized. To test the hypothesis that body-resonant radiation can cause increased cancer risk in other European countries, I collected and analysed reported data from 24 countries, among which six were using vertical polarization. The results showed a strong association between cancer risk and the use of horizontally polarized FM broadcasting radiation, whereas vertical polarization seemed to cause no health effects. This information should form the basis for initiating relevant corrective actions by responsible authorities. Hallberg Independent Research, Sköndalsvägen, Sköndal, Sweden ✠ Deceased. Correspondence to Patricia Odhult, Hallberg Independent Research, Sköndalsvägen, Sköndal, Sweden E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Received October 28, 2015 Accepted January 9, 2016 Copyright © 2016 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.