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CELL TOWER BASE STATION RADIATION - HEALTH HAZARDS - DNA MUTATIONS
JANE CELLTOWER WEIGH'S IN ON CELL PHONE'S AND CELL PHONE TOWER HEALTH HAZARD'S
DO CELL TOWER'S CAUSE HEALTH HAZARDS?
CELL TOWERS AND HEALTH, "FOLLOW THE ALAR PRINCIPLE - AS LOW AS REASONABLY ACHIEVABLE"
By Jane Celltower
Safety and Cell Towers hold both pro and con opinion among experts. Henry Lai, a professor in the deparment of bioengineering at the University of Washington in Seattle, has studied the subject of cell towers for more than two decades. "There is cause for concern," he said by e-mail. "The majority of studies on RFR have been conducted on short - term exposures - i.e., a few minutes to several hours. Little is known about the effects of long-term exposures such as would be experienced by people living near telecommunications installations, especially with exposures spanning months or years," he said in the report.
Lai continues to explain, "Exposure of to the general population to RFR from wireless communication devices and transmission towers should be kept to a minimum and should follow the ALAR principle - as low as reasonably achievable."
Within this same article, John Moulder, professor of radiation oncology at the Medical College of Wisdonsin, thinks cell towers in the United States are well regulated and pose no proven health hazard. "The cell sites have been measured in this country and Europe produce exposures to the public that are less than 1 percent of the public safety standards," he said.
Nolo article (32210), "EMF amd Radiofrequency Exposure from Cell Phones and Power Lines," confirms Federal agemcies - such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), monitor and investigate iessues related to RF exposure. The FDA acknowledges that it cannot entirely rule out the possiblity of negative health effects caused by RF exposure from cell phone use. If it does exist, "It is probably small." The FDA advice was to limit the use of cell phones, using hands-free kits, which create a greater distance between the phone and the user. However it is also noted within this Nolo aritcle reference, "experts caution that clipping the phone to a belt or clothing doesn't reduce exposure." As for celltower's and cell antennas used for cellular and communication systems (PCS) transmissions, which can be found on towers, water tanks, or other elevated sturctures - including rooftops and the sides of buildings. There are FCC regulations, to which cell phone company providers must adhere to. However, research indicates the facts concerning Radio Frequency Exposure limits and requirements, both pro and con, are not fully known. We need, and should voice concern, for "independent, short and long term studies."
There are concerns about living next to large power lines, and high EMF emissions causing Leukemia or other cancers. This problem extends to radio frequency (RF) exposure from wireless technologies like cell phones, cell phone towers,and GPS devices.
Electric and magnetic fiedls (EMF) are produced by alternating electric currents found in electric transmission lines, plants that generate power, electric wiring, home and busienss appliances, cell phones, and other electric devices. Electric fields are measured in Volts per meter (V/m). EMF's at home or job - work measure from 5-10 V/m, while levels under a power trasmission line may measure as high as 10,000 V/m.
Walls do not block electromagnetic fields,so EMF from outside sources like power lines or nearby electrical towers can enter homes and workplaces. As you move away from the electric source exposure levels from electrical lines, towers, and cell phone stations are usually very low for most people.
In 1979 a study examining the incidence of leukemia in children living close to power lines, noted public concern. One outreach against celltower's being sat on, abutting, near schools, is PACT - www.expelcelltowers.org. There are also those who believe that EMF exposure at high levels can also cause other types of cancers, reporductive problems, developmental problems, and mental depression. Concerns have also now been raised about the possible negative health effects relating to the use of cell phones.
In a Nolo article (www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/article-32210.html, titled: EMF and Radiofrequency Exposure form Cell Phones and Powerlines)a 1995 study by the American Physical Society reveiwed reports and literature on EMF exposure, concluding there was no consistent, significant link between cancer and power line fields.
And "In 1999, the National Research Council(part of the National Academy of Sciences) examined evidence from the EMF-RAPID program (a government program established in 1992 to study EMF exposure) and concluded that it was very unlikely the EMF's in the normal domestic or occupational environment produce negative health effects, including cancer."
The Nolo article went on to confirm a 1999 study by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) which acknowledged that the existence of "weak scientific evidence that exposure may pose a leukemia hazard," could not entirely rule out the possibility that EMF exposure caused health problems. And many Scientist do believe that people exposed to high levels of EMF's,may develop health problems that are not linked to lower levels of EMF exposure.
Nolo Legal Encyclopedia Article - 33210 - html.
Nolo Legal Article 32210, "EMF and Radiofrequency Exposure From Cell Phones and Power Lines," has determined the limits for "RF emissions on the ground near a cell tower are measured in milliwatts per square centimeter and is 1 mW/cm2 for PCS towers and 580-600 mW/cm2 for cellular towers. While RF emissions from cell phone towers usually result in ground-level exposure that is typically below the safety limits recommended by the FCC, RF emissions on the ground within 100-150 feet of a cell tower, or on a roof-mounted cell tower, can exceed FCC limits.
Source: Dr. Swiliing, PhD, Article Dated: November 10,2009. Contact Information for Dr. Jacob Swilling listed as: Email - firstname.lastname@example.org. Address: 2787 Bristol Suite 100, Costa Mesa, CA. 92626. In July, the Pittsburge Cancer Center issued a nationwide warning about cell phones. The warning: Cell phones cause brain tumors. Dr. Gunner Heuser, a medical specialist in neurotoxicity, says there is little doubt that EMF exposure can cause health complaints. Gunner states, "In my experence, patients develop multisystem complaints after EMF exposure just as they do after toxic chemical exposure.
Doctors have confirmed a terminal condition known as toxic encephalopathy. Which according to this reference article means, "toxic inflammation of the brain. Their cells have severe DNA damage. When these cells divide, they produce daughter cells with the same damage. And they will continue to do so until their bodies finally shut down and die. There is no treatment for broken DNA."
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According to my research, Narendah Singh and Henry Lai (both highly respected Doctors), are the top two doctors in this special field of research. Both are biomedical researchers from the University of Washington. Drs. Singh and Lai reported around a decade ago (as of 2009), concerning cell phone radiation quickly causing DNA single-strand and double-strand breaks at well below the current federal safety level for exposure. The condition is called "micronuciel." Another often quoted specialist is Dr. George Carlo (YouTube video posted), a public health expert who conducted wireless technology research. Dr. Carlo noted that human blood exposed to cell phone radiation had a 300% increase in genetic damage in the form of micronuciel. He says that wireless technology is potentially the biggest health insult this nation has ever seen, bigger than cigarette smoking and asbestos. And that exposure to EMF is equivalent to exposure to the well known gamma waves of nuclear exposure. For additional information and educational support, I suggest my readers research the subject and these Doctor's. As new research and findings are coming forth, confirming their findings and results.
The FCC has set exposure limits very high. Accordingly, Dr. Swilling's article titled, "Do Cell Phones Cause Cancer?," the FCC has set exposure limits so high that no matter how much additional wireless radiation is added to the national burden, it will always be within standards, says Norbert Hankin, chief of the EPA/s Radiation Protection Division.
Dr. Bill Curry is noted to have documented one tower that was irradiating homes at over 65 microwatss pwer square centimeter,which is within FCC guidelines of up to 580 microwatts. It has also been quoted within Dr. Swilling's article that during the Cold War, the Soviets bombarded U.S.embassy workers with an average of exposure of only .01 microwatt per square centimeter. The illnesses at the embassy made international news. There is reported evidence of instantaneous spikes in mortality after cell phone service began in the 1990's. In some cities, the mortality rate went up by 10-25% in comparrison with the typical death rate.
A German study found a high rate of cancer developing on average eight years earlier that national stat averages if you live within 1,200 feet of a cell tower. Most home owners with cell towers sites near, or butting next to their property lines live very close to the cell tower. Spanish researchers found significant illness increases at radiation exposure of only 0.11 to 0.19 microwatts. Which is the end result of living within 1,000 feet of a tower. Which is a great deal less than FCC standards!
An Egyptian study found living close to cell towers resulted in nerve and psychiatric problems. It also caused debilitaing changes in neurobehavioral function. Exposure results in a lower performance on tests for attention, short-term memory, and problem solving.
Interesting facts concerning WIMAX systems. There was one WiMAX system powered up in Sweden, causing the local hospital ER to be flooded by calls from people wiped out by pulmonary and cardiovascular symptoms. According to technology reports, U.S. companies are rolling out the WiMAX wireless Internet access. Without an environmental health study, or a public health study, WiMAX will still hit the market.
Aside from living a healthy life style, you can purchase test meters to check your local environment for toxic EMF. A few suggestions listed in one article were an Electrosmog Detector, usually available in Internet stores. The Trifield Meter and/or Alan Broadband meter. I cannot attest to their reliability.
Yes,individuals made to live next to cell phone towers, are in reality "Human Ginne-Pigs". What happens to us, determinies what can happen to them. As Dr. Swilling stated, "But there isn't a cure for EMF damage to your DNA. There are no gadgets to protect you from cell phone radiation, no matter the claim. This is a disaster that you can only prevent, not treat." My advice? Limit cell phone use, using a cord phone instead. If you can, move far, far away from cell phone and power line towers.