We are being relentlesslybombarded both We are being indoors and relentlessly bombarded bothoutdoors byand indoors many differentby many outdoors forms different forms of of radiation radiation particularly particularly electromagnetic electromagnetic radiations. radiations.
Electromagnetic radiation When electric and magnetic forces act together, they vibrate at right angles to each other and make electromagnetic radiation, or waves.
What is a cell phone? A cell phone is nothing more than a sophisticated two- way radio—a device that transmits, receives, and decodes electromagnetic waves.
What Are Cellular Phone Towers? The widespread use of cellular phones has led to the placement of cellular phone towers in many communities. These towers, also called "base stations," They consist of radios, computerized switching equipment, and antennas that receive and transmit radiofrequency (RF) signals.
A cell-phone tower is typically a steel pole orlattice structure that rises hundreds of feet into the airThis cell-phone tower near Greenville, SC, is typical in the United States:
Radio Transmitters And Receivers ThatLet The Tower Communicate With The PhonesThe radios connect with the antennae on the tower through a set of thick cables
CELLULAR BASE STATIONS Radiofrequencies constitute part of the overall electromagnetic spectrum. Cellular communications systems 800-900 megahertz RF Personal Communications Service (PCS) 1850-1990 MHz
Division of electromagnetic spectrum ELECTROMAGNETIC SPECTRUM ionizing Non-ionizingShorter wavelengths Longer wavelengths Cause mutation n cancer Heating effect
Scientific Evidence Of Harmful Effects Of Mobile Phone Tower RadiationPeer-reviewed scientific studies have identified adverseeffects on populations livingnear mobile phone towers. Santini, 2002:“Comparisons of complaints frequencies … in relation withdistance from base station and sex300 m = tiredness200m = headache, sleep disturbance, discomfort, etc.100m = irritability, depression, loss of memory,dizziness, libido decrease, etc.Women > Men = complained of headache, nausea, loss ofappetite, sleep disturbance, depression, discomfort andvisual perturbations
Continued… Röösli, 2004 sleep disorders (58%) headaches (41%) nervousness or distress (19%), Fatigue (18%), and concentration difficulties. Complainants rated their symptoms most frequently to exposure to mobile phone base stations…
Continued… Navarro, 2003: Exposed radiations mobile phone antennas in La Nora discomfort, irritability, appetite loss, fatigue, headache, difficulties concentrating and sleep disturbance Bortkiewicz, 2004: living in the vicinity of base stations report various complaints People circulatory system, but also of sleep disturbances, irritability, depression, blurred vision, concentration difficulties, nausea, lack of appetite, headache and vertigo.”
Continued… Zwamborn, 2003 A study by the Dutch Technical Research Institute (TNO) found that volunteers exposed to a signal simulating exposure from a 3G (UTMS) antenna experienced adverse effects on well-being. Oberfeld, 2004 In Murcia( spain) = maximum exposure of 0.0001 μW/cm2 higher incidence of fatigue, irritability, headaches, nausea, loss of appetite, sleeping disorders, depression, discomfort, difficulties concentrating, memory loss, visual disorders, dizziness and cardiovascular problems
Continued…Oberfeld, 2005:Austrian volunteers 80m 4m mobile phone tower experienced changes in the electrical activity of their brains and feelings of unwell ness, buzzing in the head, palpitations of the heart, unwell ness, light-headedness, respiratory problems, nervousness, agitation, headache, tinnitus, heat, anxiety and depression
Continued… Hutter, 2006: In Vienna and Carinthia • three times as many headaches;• 2.3 times the incidence of tremor;• 2.5 times the incidence of cold hands/feet and concentration problems;• 2.4 times the incidence of appetite loss;• Twice as much exhaustion;• Twice as much fatigue
Continued…Abdel-Rassoul, 2007:Neuropsychiatric complaints headache (23.5%), memory changes (28.2%),dizziness (18.8%), tremors (9.4%), depressivesymptoms (21.7%),and sleep disturbance (23.5%)were significantly higher among exposedinhabitants[ie living near base stations] revision of standard guidelines
Continued…Oberfeld, 2008: The Austrian Department of Health higher risk of cancer = 200m 4m base station risk rose with increasing exposure
Continued… Children are at the greatest risk thinner skulls and rapid rate of growth elderly, the frail, n pregnant women. Doctors from the United Kingdom warnings
Over 100 physicians and scientists at Harvardand Boston University Schools of Public Health have called cellular towers a radiation hazard. And, 33 delegate physicians from 7 countrieshave declared cell phone towers a “public health emergency”.
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Adverse effects of cellular towers Risk to Pre Adolescent Children: They are more at risk than adults because of absorption of Microwaves of the frequency used in Mobile Telephony, which creates an object of the size of child’s head and so called “head resonance”. The still developing Nervous System and associated Brain Wave activity in the child are more vulnerable to aggression by pulses of Microwaves used in GSM. The increased mitotic activity in cells of developing children makes them more susceptible to genetic damage.
Continued… Risk to Pregnant Women : A pregnant woman and the fetus both are vulnerable because of the fact that these RF Radiations continuously react with the developing embryo, increasing cells, because of thermal heat also. When the pregnant ladies either use Mobile Phone or when illuminated with RF Radiations, the developing child can become affected, the developmental mall formation may occur
Continued… Risk to Human Brain: Human Brain is the most vulnerable portion to the EM Some of the known effects are Neurological effects, Increase in ODC (Ornithine De Carboxylase) activity, effect on enzymes and free radicals decreasing the brain metabolism
Continued… Risk to Patients Carrying Pace Makers: The RF Exposure adversely affects implanted Pace Maker and becomes arrhythemical. These radiations may stop Pace Maker from delivering pulses in a regular way or may generate some kind of external controlling pulse putting the patient to death.
How EM Effect pace maker holdersElectromagnetic Heart Pace Maker Its Effects Radiations
Researchers… Internationally acknowledged experts Cellular RF researchEffects animals and people in laboratories Epidemiological evidence Serious health effects at non-thermal levels Other evidences have proved:
Continued… Increased cell growth of brain cancer cells A doubling of the rate of lymphoma in mice Changes in tumor growth in rats An increased number of tumors in rats Increased breaks in double and single stranded DNA, our genetic material 2 to 4 times as many cancers in Polish soldiers exposed to RF More childhood leukemia in children exposed to RF Changes in sleep patterns and REM type sleep Headaches caused by RF exposure
Continued… Neurological changes including:1. Changes in the blood-brain-barrier.2. Changes in cellular morphology (including cell death).3. Changes in neural electrophysiology (EEG).4. Changes in neurotransmitters (which affect motivation and pain perception).5. Metabolic changes (of calcium ions, for instance).6. Cytogenetic effects (which can affect cancer, Alzheimers, neurodegenerative diseases).
Continued… Decreased memory, attention, and slower reaction time in school children. Retarded learning in rats indicating a deficit in spatial "working memory“. Increased blood pressure in healthy men. Damage to eye cells when combined with commonly used glaucoma medications.
Banned… In India, towers were recently banned from school and residential areas to protect people following studies that showed potential harm to the brain. The United States Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996, Section 704 removes environmental considerations from the tower siting process, which denies citizens the opportunity to protest based on ecological concerns (zoning) or health issues.
Continued… In 2006, the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF,) the largest union of first responders in North America, passed a resolution banning cellular towers from firehouses until more research is done, because firefighters were suffering from ill health. Coz of all these restrictions covert or hidden cell phone tower are placed in the different areas of the cities.
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