||Provided below are a range of research articles relating to the potential health risks associated with Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) exposure. Summaries of each report are provided, along with links to download the full research articles as PDF documents.
Versailles, France, Appeal Court Judgement 4th Feb 2009 confirms and upholds the judgement before the Crown Court of Nanterre which demanded the dismantling of the relay base station belonging to Bouygues Telecom. The locals had brought an action against the mobile phone operator on the basis of `exceptional nuisance to one`s neighbour.` Richard Forget, representing the plaintiffs, noted `Bouygues Telecom has been sentenced to take down the phone antennas at Tassin-la-Demi-Lune, with a penalty clause of 500 Euros per day of delay. This decision makes official the fact that there is a health risk and gives us the means to compel operators to limit the threshold of emission`.
Joining the dots - executive summary, Oct 2007
Joining the dots - full research paper, Oct 2007
This Australian paper by Sarah Benson examines a range of adverse health effects and their probable link to electromagnetic radiation, as well as considering cancer clusters and phone towers.
Bioinitiative Report - summary, Aug 2007
Bioinitiative Report - full report, Aug 2007
Video Interview with Cindy Sage Environmental Consultant about the BioInitiative Report.
Serious public health concerns have been raised over exposure to Electromagnetic fields (EMF) from phone mast radiation, power lines, cell phones, phone towers, disadvantages of mobile phones and other sources. The conclusions are that existing public safety limits are inadequate for both ELF (extremely low frequencies) and RF (radio frequencies) and that a biologically based exposure limit be put in place.
Base Station Emissions and Health Concerns, Oct 2006.
The Radiation Research Trust, a UK based organisation, provides a ‘presentation’ style summary by Eileen O’Connor, consisting of UK and International examples and studies of health problems associated with mobile phone base stations.
Mobile phone use - current and potential risks to children, April 2008
The Russian National Committee on non-ionizing radiation protection press release outlines the current and potential future risks to children in relation to mobile phone use and the disadvantage of mobile phones.
Meta - analysis of long term mobile phone use and the association with brain tumors. May 2008
A very recent study from Lennart Hardell and others at the Department of Oncology, University Hospital, Orebro, Sweden concludes ‘a consistent patterning of an association between mobile phone use and ipsilateral glioma and acoustic neuroma using > or =10-years latency period.’
Mobile phone base stations- siting a public health issue
A report from Salzburg, Austria examines the potential public health issues associated with the siting of moblie phone base stations (phone mast radiation). The report highlights that the public are exposed to continuous, fluctuating EMR exposure and outlines the factors that influence exposure levels from these towers as well as the health concerns of members of the Austrian population.
The Influence of being physically near to a Cell Phone Transmission Mast on the Incidence of Cancer, April 2004.
Five German medical doctors collaborated to assess the health risks of living near a cell phone tower. The study was taken from case histories of patients living up to 400m from the tower for ten years. The proportion of newly developed cancer cases was significantly higher in those patients living within 400m.
Increased Incidence of cancer near a Cell phone transmitter station, 2004.
In this Israeli study published in the International Journal of Cancer Prevention Vol 1, No 2, April 2004, Wolf and Wolf reported a fourfold increase in the incidence of cancer in people living within 350m of a cell phone tower as compared to the Israeli general population. They also report a tenfold increase specifically among women.
Study of the health of people living in the vicinity of mobile phone base stations, 2002.
This French study by Santini et al found significant health problems in people living within 300m of a cell phone base station or tower. They recommended that cell phone base stations should not be placed closer than 300m to populated areas.
The Stewart Report- UK mobile phones, April 2000
An early UK study by a former UK government chief scientist and his independent expert group recommend that the main beam of a mobile phone tower should not be allowed to fall on any part of a school’s grounds and that a precautionary approach be adopted in relation to public exposure guidelines.