Friday, 11 March 2011
What cell phone towers radiation does to your body?
In many countries today, cell phone towers are banned from school sites for good reason. They cause many health hazards.
In Germany, a study has documented illness in dairy cows caused by cell phone towers radiation. This included decreased milk production, infertility, abortions, birth deformities, behavioral problems and early death. Autopsies revealed that the cows died of acute circulatory collapse and bleeding from several organs.
In France, a study found that if people live closer to cell phone tower, they are more likely to experience dizziness, nausea, memory loss and other neurological symptoms.
In Spain, similar results were observed in studies.
The Dutch government sponsored double blind experiment in a laboratory. They found that people exposed to cell phone towers radiation experienced dizziness, nervousness, chest pain, shortness of breath, numbness, weakness and difficulty concentrating.
In US, a study found that childhood cancer rates in San Francisco were linked to proximity to the antenna-laden Sutro Tower.
In Sweden, Professor Olle Johansson of Karolinska Institute showed some revealing facts in a study. The rise and fall of asthma and certain cancers during the 20th century closely paralleled changes in public exposure to radio waves in every country they looked at. They found that radio waves pose similar risk factor in causing lung cancer as cigarette smoking.
Here is a small sampling of studies, which link a number of health problems to cell phone towers radiation.
A Dutch study exposed 36 people to electromagnetic radiation similar to cell phone towers emission at a level well within government limits.
Most of them reported "detrimental effects on well-being" including nausea, tingling and headaches, as well as impaired memory, reaction time and alertness (Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research, 2003).
A team from France's National Institute of Applied Science surveyed more than 500 people living near cell phone towers and found a significant increase in headaches, sleep disturbances and tiredness up to 300 meters away from the base station.
The problems were worse for nearer towers. Many of those living within 100 meters experienced irritability, depression, loss of memory, dizziness, lowered libido, loss of appetite and nausea (Pathol Biol, Paris, 2002).
In Australia, doctors have reported the case of a man accidentally exposed to high levels of cell phone towers radiation for less than 2 hours.
He suffered from headaches, blurred vision, pupil constriction and other abnormalities of the trigeminal ophthalmic nerve. It took him 6 months to clear up (Occupational Medicine, London, 2001).
A Hungarian study indicates that carrying a cell phone can reduce a man's sperm count by as much as 30%. Researchers at University of Szeged reported that very active male phone users had average sperm count of around 59 million per millimeter (ml) of seminal fluid, compared to 83 million / ml for men without phones.
The cell phone electromagnetic radiation on a belt or in their pocket, even on standby, can have effect on sperm count and mobility of surviving sperm, the study says. The study was presented at European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology in Berlin, Germany in June 2004.
Pigeons, able to find their way from 700 miles away, get confused near radiation-emitting cell phone towers, according to research by Swiss Bird Study Organization. Radiation exposure also makes pigeons fly much lower than usual (Sunday Mirror, 18 June 2000).
Avoid living, working, or going near cell phone towers. Know where they lurk. You often find base station infrastructure on towers, on building roof, or within existing structures. In offices for example, there may be very small base stations located within the building itself.
When using a portable telephone (cordless phone) at home, the base unit that plugs into the telephone connection is actually a miniature base station. It operates on the exact same principles as larger base stations seen in the streets.