In cities and towns, mobile phone towers are sighted quite often… and sometimes even camouflaged.

Most of the population think they are harmless (why would they think differently) after all, if they were harmful to humans, wildlife and plants they wouldn’t put them up would they?

Well, that depends on who is paying for the research and what they choose to share with the public (that’s another story and a great read is The Procrustean Approach by Dr Donald Maisch).

How can something in the distance that looks ugly and harmless have an effect on humans?

The culprit is something that we can’t see, feel, smell or hear. Yet it is everywhere!  Mobile phone towers, wifi, mobile phones and cordless phones use Radio Frequency electromagnetic fields to communicate. Natural Radio frequencies are harmless. However, the Radio Frequencies used in the telecommunications industry are man-made.

It is believed that these man-made electromagnetic fields (EMFs) interfere with the bioelectrical systems within the body. Our hearts and brains are regulated by internal bioelectrical signals. Environmental exposures to artificial (man-made) EMFs can interact with fundamental biological processes in the human body.

People affected by EMF’s can experience one or multiple of the following symptoms with exposure to telecommunications I.e. Mobile phones, wireless technology or who live near or work near a mobile phone tower.

WiFi in Schools (2012) reported symptoms linked to Radio Frequency exposure including:

Headaches, dizziness, anxiety,  insomnia, concentration issues, pressure in the eyes, deterioration in vision, sensitivity to light, nosebleeds and impaired sense of smell, ringing in the ears, hearing loss, fatigue, weakness, numbness, heart palpitations and arrhythmia, shortness of breath, high blood pressure, skin problems, digestive problems and nausea, muscle and joint pain.(1)

Bijlsma (2012) also noted learning and behavioural problems and increased concerns of long term effects such as: cancer, neurological diseases, male sterility, miscarriage and birth defects.

The Bioinitiative Report 2012 listed the following chronic diseases linked with Radio Frequency exposure: (3)

  • Brain Tumours (Malignant glioma and Acoustic neuroma)
  • Cancer (increased risk)
  • Electrical Hypersensitivity

In 2011 the World Health Organisation classified Radio Frequency electromagnetic radiation (those used in the telecommunications industry) as a Class 2b possible Carcinogen.

Let’s have a look at some research that has been done on living within 400 mtrs of a mobile phone tower.

The result of one study shows that the risk of newly developing cancer was three times higher among those patients who had lived during past ten years (1994-2004), within a distance of 400m from the cellular transmitter, in comparison to those who had lived further away. The patients that lived within 400 mtrs also developed cancers at a younger age.

A Spanish study showed an association between radiation, headache, nausea, loss of appetite, unwellness, sleep disturbances, depression, lack of concentration and dizziness.

A French study showed an association with irritability, depression and dizziness within 100mtrs.

I don’t know about you but I would prefer to live as far as possible from a mobile phone tower until they are, without a doubt, proven to be harmless.

If you live near a mobile phone tower and have concerns that it may be impacting the health of your family please call me to arrange an EMF audit of your home.

It is also a good idea to get an EMF audit done on a home you intend to buy.

Using special meters to measure exposure levels, an EMF audit covers internal and external sources of EMFs including mobile phone towers in your area, wifi, cordless phone, and neighbours wifi and cordless phone that may be affecting your property. Solutions to reduce your family’s exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation (RFR) are also discussed.

Please give me a call on 07 47241582 or send an email to info@restassurednthqld.com.au to arrange for an EMF Consultation or even just a chat regarding EMF.

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For more information on Mobile Phone Tower Health Studies visit: http://www.emrpolicy.org/science/research/fact_sheet.htm

The Microwave Syndrome: A Preliminary Study in Spain:

http://www.emrpolicy.org/science/research/docs/navarro_ebm_2003.pdf

The influence of Being Physically Near to a Cell Phone Transmission Mast on the Incidence of Cancer: http://www.tetrawatch.net/papers/naila.pdf 

REFERENCES

Bijlsma, N. 2012, Healthy Home, Healthy Family, 2nd edn, Joshua Books, Buddina

Bioinitiative Report (online) available:

http://www.bioinitiative.org/?x=0&y=0&s=cell+phone+towers 

Wifi in Schools (online) available: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmcAXZ-o1K4

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