CELL PHONE STUDIES & ARTICLES
GERMAN FEDERAL AGENCY AGAINST RADIATION PROTECTION
The result of the study shows that the proportion of newly developing cancer cases was significantly higher among those patients who had lived during the past ten years at a distance of up to 400 meters from the cellular transmitter site, which has been in operation since 1993, compared to those patients living further away, and that the patients fell ill on average 8 years earlier. In the years 1999-2004, i.e., after five years’ operation of the transmitting installation, the relative risk of getting cancer had trebled for the residents of the area in the proximity of the installation compared to the inhabitants of Naila outside the area.
WOLF (UNIVERSITY OF TEL AVIV) STUDY
This is a study to determine whether the incidence of cancer cases among individuals exposed to a cell-phone transmitter station is different from that expected in Israel, in Netanya, or as compared to people who lived in a nearby area. Participants are people (n=622) living in the area near a cell-phone transmitter station for 3-7 years who were patients of one health clinic (of DW). The exposure began 1 year before the start of the study when the station first came into service. A second cohort of individuals (n=1222) who get their medical services in a clinic located nearby with very closely matched, environment, workplace and occupational characteristics was used for comparison. The study indicates an association between increased incidence of cancer and living in proximity to a cell-phone transmitter station. A comparison of the relative risk revealed that there were 4.15 times more cases in the studied cell tower area than in the entire population.
The Ramazzini Institute performed a life-span carcinogenic study on rats to evaluate the carcinogenic effects of radio frequency radiation (RFR) in the situation of far field, reproducing the environmental exposure to RFR generated by 1.8 GHz GSM antenna of a cell tower base station. This is the largest long-term study ever performed in rats on the health effects of RFR, including 2448 animals.
A statistically significant increase in the incidence of various cancers was observed in treated rats.
SLETUN SCIENTIFIC STATEMENT
International Scientists Recommend Global Governments Adopt New Exposure Guidelines for Electromagnetic Radiation, Pointing to Biological Hazards and Risks to the Genetic Code from Unchecked Proliferation of Wireless Technologies.
INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIRE FIGHTERS
TThe International Association of Fire Fighters’ position on locating cell towers commercial wireless infrastructure on fire department facilities, as adopted by its membership in August 2004, is that the IAFF oppose the use of fire stations as base stations for towers and/or antennas for the conduction of cell phone transmissions until a study with the highest scientific merit and integrity on health effects of exposure to low-intensity RF/MW radiation is conducted and it is proven that such sitings are not hazardous to the health of our members.