Mobile phones and phone masts
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Italian court rules that there was a 'causal link' between Innocente Marcolini's brain tumour and his extensive use of a mobile phone and awards 80% disablity allowance. October 2012
Mobile phones and radiation.
Commenting on a Health Protection Agency press release in September 2009, Dr Andrew Goldsworthy wrote an excellent overview of the current situation as seen by the authorities and by the somewhat less complacent scientists working in the area – and even suggests a way forward. It provides an excellent introduction to the subject.
The signals from the tetra phone masts that power the communications systems for the police and emergency services are not only more powerful than the standard phone mast signals, but they are 'modulated' in such a way as they can penetrate thick buildings, and do so 24/7. Unfortunately this modulation interferes with the brain wavepatterns of the human sleep cycle –and therefore the sleep patterns of anyone within their ambit. An excellent post from Inspired Choice. 11/11
Mobilewise report – Mobile phone health risks: the case for action to protect children. More that 200 studies linking mobile phone use with serious health problems. 11/11
BMJ 09/11 – Use of mobile phones and risk of brain tumours: update of Danish cohort study. Conclusions In this update of a large nationwide cohort study of mobile phone use, there were no increased risks of tumours of the central nervous system, providing little evidence for a causal association.
Health risks from mobile phone radiation – why the experts disagree. Useful short article from the European Environmental Agency on the precautionary principle as applied to mobile telephony. 10/11
Cell (mobile) phone masts – a cause of sleep deprivation. A Townsend Letter article suggesting that radiaiton from mobile phone masts has caused the dramatic rise in the number of Americans taking prescription drugs to help them sleep: from 15% in 2002 to 40% in 2009. 05/11
GSM (AT&T / T-mobile) phones emit more electromagnetic radiation than CDMA (Verizon/Sprint) phones with the same SAR rating – recommendations for the safer use of mobile phones. 05/11
Reasons why God might not be too keen on having phone masts installed on church spires... Dr Andrew Goldsworthy points some of the disadvantages – and directs attention to the research linking increased incidence of adult mortality and childhood leukemia and lymphoma to proximity to the Vatican radio transmitters. May 2011
Priority measures aimed at protecting Russian children from mobile phones– courtesy of EMFields - 05/11
The Interphone study – costing over £15 million and out of date before it is published – can the UN's International Agency for Research on Cancer's report tell us anything useful? 05/10
The science behind the health effects of mobile telephony and suggestions as to how these effects could be mitigated: Dr Andrew Goldsworthy's Witness Statement for the Standing Committee on Health of the Canadian House of Commons. 05/10
Canadian government clashes with health experts over the installation of mobile phone masts – report from Merritt News. May 2010
Making mobile phones safer. Dr Andrew Goldsworthy explains why increasing the power of mobile base stations endangers not only human health, but the environment – and how mobile telephony could be made not only safer, but more reliable and cheaper for the companies to operate. 03/10
Collateral damage – a legacy of the wireless technology explosion and Illusion and Escape – the cellphone disease quagmire. Two lengthy and very interesting articles by Dr George Carlo published in the American Trial Lawyer magazine. 2010 & 2008
Lengthy and indepth article in GQ magazine by Christopher Ketchum on the links between mobile phone and brain cancer and the health risks of mobile technology in general. 02/10
Microwave technology: mobile phones and phone masts: exploring the dangers - John Scott 2008 – updated 2010
Mobile phones and Alzheimer's disease – recent research suggests that radiation from mobile phones may destroy brain deposits of beta-amyloid, a protein strongly associated with Alzheimer's disease – but the radiation to which the mice were subjected was significantly different to that generated by an in-use mobile phone. Dr Andrew Goldsworthy explains. 1/10
Dr George Carlo warns of the dangers of mobile phone usage – in commenting on an article in the Daily Mail – 3/11/09
Round up of advice on mobile phone usage – courtesy of Daily Telegraph
Further questions about the controversial 2007 'Essex study' on short term exposure to phone mast radiation – more input needed from participants. October 09
'Expert' exchange of letters over the safety of mobile phone masts – sparked by a letter from Dr Nolan in the Kerryman newspaper – October 2009
Concerning data on long term mobile phone usage from Sweden – via the Saturday Telegraph
Observations from a psychotherapy practice on mobile telecommunications and DECT telephones – Dr Christine Aschermann - 2009
Cellphones and Brain Tumors: 15 Reasons for Concern. Science, spin and the truth behind industry funded Interphone study. August 2009
Mobile phones and health: what do we know? - a long and interesting article in the Ecologist - July 2009
Some facts about cell phone radiation - a clear explanation of the science. Andrew Goldsworthy - 2009
The precautionary approach gains ground - a round-up - 2009
Dangers of mobile phone masts recognised in France
Dr Andrew Goldsworthy warns that phone masts mounted on water towers make make the water biologically active.
Mobile Phones and Brain Tumours – A Public Health Concern
Why mobile phone masts can be more dangerous than phones - Andrew Goldsworthy
The gathering Brainstorm - an interesting and in depth investigation into wifi in the Ecologist.
Call for independent research into possible links between mobile telephony and childhood cancer, especially face and head tumours quoting recent research showing blood changes in both rats and humans as a result of radiation exposure. Professor Olle Johansson in the Journal of Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine.
The Biological Effects of Weak Electromagnetic Fields - a lengthy and comprehensively referenced article by Andrew Goldsworthy, an honorary lecturer at Imperial College, London, on the cell damage caused by weak electromagnetic fields especially when pulsed (such as those created by mobile phone technology).
Correlation between mobile phone use and increasing sick leave, insomnia, Alzheimer's and migraine in Sweden - an article by Professor Olle Johansson in the Journal of Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine.