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Specific health symptoms and cell phone radiation in Selbitz (Bavaria, Germany)—evidence of a dose-response relationship

Posted by seumasach on October 3, 2010

Horst Eger and Manfred Jahn

The following study clearly shows an increased health risk for those living near mobile phone masts:

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In this Jan. 2009 health survey, 251 respondents residing near wireless transmitters located on a building completed a questionnaire about their health.  Participants were then classified into groups: those living 100 m, 200 m, 300 m and 400 m from the cell phone base station, and a control group living beyond 4oo m.  The study found significant relationships between exposure levels and symptoms.  Those receiving higher exposure levels (living closer to the wireless facility) reported more symptoms.  Symptoms included: sleep problems, depression, cerebral symptoms, infections, skin problems, cardiovascular problems, joint problems, problems of the visual and auditory system, hormone system and gastrointestinal tract.  In their discussion, the authors cited and reviewed several national and international studies of military, occupational and civilian populations done since the 1960s that reported similar findings to theirs.  Other findings and conclusions:

  • This work provides a protocol for surveys of medical practitioners and municipality administrations to estimate possible health effects of mobile telephone basic stations situated near population residents.
  • A clearly increasing incidence of disease is already taking place far below legally binding exposure guideline limits.
  • From a legal perspective, it should be noted here that the current exposure limit regulations basically do not provide sufficient protection against health risks.
  • It is a physician’s responsibility—not bound by directives—to work towards the preservation of the natural basis of life regarding human health.  As representatives of public health agencies, state offices such as the Public Health Department, the State Office for the Environment, and the Bavarian Ministry of the Environment as well as higher-ranking government levels such as the Federal Ministry of the Environment and the European Union are invited to specify the cause of this possible slow poisoning.

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