Mobile phones and phone masts

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Why would a leading KC be taking the government to court over the roll out of 5G? Michael Mansfield KC is widely known for representing the families in the Grenfell Tower, Lockerbie, Hillsborough, Ballymurphy Massacre and Stephen Lawrence cases. He is now heading up a team of lawyers who are suing the government over their roll out of 5G technology. How come? October 2022

The Weston Price Foundation carries a good article in its winter magazine on The effects of smart phones on the blood. January 2015

The Environmental Health Trust's rebuttal of the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association (CTIA)'s claims that there no evidence of health effects from cellphones and other wireless device. It is a lengthy document but the Ecexutive summary will give you the gist. November 2013

Keeping cell phone in bra may lead to breast cancer - video report from March 2013

The Case for Why Mobile Phone Radiation is a Probable Carcinogen - New research published in Pathophysiology in May 2013 by Dr Devra Davies and colleagues.

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.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, assistant professor of neurosurgery at Emory University School of Medicine, associate chief of neurosurgery at Grady Memorial Hospitla and CNN chief medical correspondent, is one of the leading spokespersons in the U.S. regarding the need to take action to reduce cell phone radiation exposure. Here are links to three short interviews with him:
1. You love your cell phone, but is it emitting radiation that could be harmful? September 2012
2. Just how dangerous is cell phone radiation? September 2012
3. Mobile phone radiation riskier for your kids - October 2012

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.

Have SARs ratings been set too low, especially for children? 09/12

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
Brief overview from EMFields and articles in the Express, Telegraph, Mail and Marie Claire magazine. Also see the mobile phone operators response ('no credible evidence of harm).

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.
Dr Allan Frey's very interesting letter to the BMJ suggests that most of the epidemiological studies that have been done on mobile phone usage are worthless because they have, for example, lumped together 'car, bag and head' use of phones when estimating brain cancer risk.

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

Health Canada urges that limits be imposed on cell phone usage10/11

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

Video clip via EMFields showing how blood cells slump together during a mobile phone call. 01/11

Welsh children offered precautionary advice on mobile phones

Are cell phone antennae on the rooftops of apartment buildings safe?

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

Biggest study ever launched on the safety of mobile phones - COSMOS study

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

Over 100 cancer cases blamed on phone mast in Spanish school playground.

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 2008updated 2010
(This is part of a longer article covering all aspects of electrical sensitivity to be found in ES - General)

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

Sixteen French towns chosen for experimental reduction in electrosmog from phone masts.

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
October 2009

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

Mobile phones and health - a good overview article from the Ecologist. 07/09

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

Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (RNCNIRP) calls for restricition of the use of mobile phones by children under 18. 03/09

The precautionary approach gains ground - a round-up - 2009

Dangers of mobile phone masts recognised in France
Courtesy of ES-UK 02/09

Dr Andrew Goldsworthy warns that phone masts mounted on water towers make make the water biologically active.
07/08 Courtesy of ES-UK.

Mobile Phones and Brain Tumours – A Public Health Concern
An in depth review of most of the current literatyure on the subject by Vini Gautam Khurana PhD, FRACS

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.
August 07

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.
December 06

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Research Reports

New study suggests that keeping a mobile phone in a trouser pocket could negatively damage male fertility. June 2014

Mobile phone use acutely increases blood pressure. May 2013

Night-time mobile phone use, once the lights are switched out, is associated with poor mental health, self injury and suicidal feelings. May 2012

Research in mice suggest that high-intensity electromagnetic radiation is very likely to induce the death of embryonic cells and decrease the chance of their implantation, thereby posing a high risk to pregnancy. October 2012

290% increased risk of brain tumour after 10 years of mobile phone use – comment in Natural Society on this just published research from Sweden. 09/12

Intensive mobile phone use affects young people´s sleep(release) – and here for the research report – 06/12

Is there a relationship between mobile phone use and semen quality?

The effect of mobile phone use on men attending an infertility clinic

Scientist speaks out about institutional corruption that obstructs research into mobile phone electromagnetic fields

Exposure Limits: the underestimation of absorbed mobile phone radiation, especially in children

GSM mobile phone radiation suppresses brain glucose metabolism

New Russian research shows that four years mobile phone use by 196 7–12-year-old children had a significantly damaging effect on their cognitive, memory and other functions.11/11

Doctoral dissertation on mobile phone radiation biological effects - 'Proteomics Analysis of Human Endothelial Cells After Short-Term Exposure to Mobile Phone Radiation'. 11/11

Tumour fear makes women switch off their mobiles – 10/11

Allergic reactions enhanced by mobile phone use – 05/11

What does photon energy tell us about cell phone safety? William J. Bruno of Los Alamos National Laboratory – 04/11

Mobile phone towers may be ultimate cause of honeybee population collapse

Cell phone exposure may cause bone weakening

Mobile phone use may have an effect on brain activity, but health consequences remain unknown

Mobile phone research hits the mainstream

Sharp increase in parotid gland cancers linked with mobile phone usage.

Mobile phone link to kids’ bad behaviour revealed in Danish study of mothers

Research suggests neurobehavioral symptoms and cancer increase in populations near mobile phone base stations – 09/10

Powerwatch questions the basis for, the personnel involved in, and the findings of the recent Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research Committee report Mobile phone base stations and early childhood cancers: case-control study published in the BMJ June 2010

Comparison of symptoms, personality traits, and stress in people with mobile phone-related symptoms and generalised electromagnetic hypersensitivity.

The effect of mobile phones on the behaviour and structure of the brain in rats – new research from India – 01/10

Exposure to power-frequency magnetic fields increases childhood brain tumours

Wireless phones do have a biological effect on the brain

Liechtenstein for a mobile phone heaven...

More powerful internet access on airplanes and trains

Orange refused base station license in residential area of Paris on the precautionary principle. 08/09

Mobile phone masts more of a problem than phones, Swiss study suggests - 08/09

The biological effects of cell phone radiation recognised in a report for the Austrian AUVA insurance company 08/09

Mobile phones may cause accidents - but why?

France mobile phone ban

Brief report: how do adolescents perceive the risks related to cell-phone use?

Mobile phone base stations and adverse health effects: phase 1 of a population-based, cross-sectional study in Germany

How susceptible are genes to mobile phone radiation?

Mobile phone base stations - effects on wellbeing and health

Cell phone radiation: Evidence from ELF and RF studies supporting more inclusive risk identification and assessment

Mobile and Wifi in France

Mobile phones affect memory In rats in Swedish study

Fears for the future of the human race - stay away from mobile phones

A study is being carried out exposing eggs and tadpoles of the common frog to several mobile phone antennas

Mobile phone chip to counter radiation unveiled by Belgian health products distributor Omega Pharma

Significant neurobehavioural effects were noted among inhabitants living around mobile phone base stations in Egypt

Residence near power lines and mortality from neurodegenerative diseases: longitudinal study of the Swiss population

European parliament recommends stricter safety limits for cell phones

Is there a connection between rising rates of brain tumours among young adults and the use of mobile phones? Report from a US Congressional hearing.

Mobile phone use 'raises children's risk of brain cancer fivefold'

Exposure to cell phones pre- and postnatally associated with behavioural difficulties around the age of school entry. Research from UCLA School of Public Health, University of California

Illness clusters inked to phone masts and wifi

Spate of teenage suicides in Wales linked to phone masts by leading expert

Using a mobile phone while pregnant can seriously damage your baby - study of 13,000 children exposes link between use of handsets and later behavioural problems

Varroa Mite or Electromagnetic Fields? New Research into the Death of Bees from the German Kompetenzinitiative

Are blackberries dangerous?

U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Concerns Over Potential Radiation Impacts of Cellular Communication Towers on Migratory Birds and
Other Wildlife
- Congressional Staff Briefing (power point)

Research on possible effects of electromagnetic radiation from mobile phone base stations on birds in the wild - published research showing possible effects of electromagnetic radiation on wild bird populations.

Blood tests on 28 citizens at Kempten West near Munich show significant changes after installation of T-Mobile transmitter.

Correlation found between mobile phones masts and sleep disturbance

Santini study of those living in the vicinity of mobile phone base stations in southern France - the influence of distance and sex. 2002

First Published in April 2006

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