COSMOS Study - design & overview update
COSMOS (Cohort Study of Mobile Phone Use and Health) is a large international prospective cohort study of mobile telephone users, 250,000 men and women aged 18+ years in five European countries - Denmark, Finland, Sweden, The Netherlands, and UK who will be followed up for 25+ years. The COSMOS study aims to carry out long term health monitoring of a large group of people to identify if there are any health issues linked to long term mobile phone use.
The COSMOS research team team have published an update on the study design saying the major advantages are:
"exposure assessment prior to the diagnosis of disease, the prospective collection of objective exposure information, long-term follow-up of multiple health outcomes, and the flexibility to investigate future changes in technologies or new research questions."