Base stations affect health negatively

Among people living closer than 300 m away from the base station, a French study found an increased incidence for tiredness (within 300m), for headache, sleep disturbance, discomfort, etc (200 m). For irritability, depression, loss of memory, dizziness, libido decrease, etc (100 m). Women significantly more often than men complained of headache, nausea, loss of appetite, sleep disturbance, depression, discomfort and visual perturbations.

This first study on symptoms experienced by people living in vicinity of base stations shows that, in view of radioprotection, minimal distance of people from cellular phone base stations should not be < 300 m.

Source: Santini R, et al, Pathol Biol (Paris). 2002 Jul;50(6):369-73.

http://www.psrast.org/mobileng/mobilstarteng.htm#Non-thermal

The abstract

Pathol Biol (Paris). 2002 Jul;50(6):369-73.
[Investigation on the health of people living near mobile telephone relay stations: I/Incidence according to distance and sex]

[Article in French]

Santini R, Santini P, Danze JM, Le Ruz P, Seigne M.

Institut national des sciences appliquées, laboratoire de biochimie-pharmacologie, bâtiment Louis Pasteur, 20, avenue Albert Einstein, 69621 Villeurbanne, France. rsantini@insa-lyon.fr

Erratum in:

* Pathol Biol (Paris). 2002 Dec;50(10):621..

Abstract

A survey study using questionnaire was conducted in 530 people (270 men, 260 women) living or not in vicinity of cellular phone base stations, on 18 Non Specific Health Symptoms. Comparisons of complaints frequencies (CHI-SQUARE test with Yates correction) in relation with distance from base station and sex, show significant (p 300 m or not exposed to base station, till 300 m for tiredness, 200 m for headache, sleep disturbance, discomfort, etc. 100 m for irritability, depression, loss of memory, dizziness, libido decrease, etc. Women significantly more often than men (p < 0.05) complained of headache, nausea, loss of appetite, sleep disturbance, depression, discomfort and visual perturbations. This first study on symptoms experienced by people living in vicinity of base stations shows that, in view of radioprotection, minimal distance of people from cellular phone base stations should not be < 300 m.

PMID: 12168254 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12168254

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