A sampling of research studies on cell tower radiofrequency radiation linking exposure to harmful health effects.

  • Koppel et al 2021 found increasing radiation levels and poor placements and position of  wireless antennas can pose a health risk to people at close range ” especially critical for people at particular risk, including persons with medical implants, pregnant women or chronically ill persons….When a GSM 900 MHz base station was installed in the village Rimbach in Germany it had an influence on the neurotransmitters adrenaline, noradrenaline, dopamine and phenyletylamine (Buchner and Eger, 2011). Influence on cortisol and thyroid hormones in people living near base stations was shown in other studies (Augner et al., 2010; Eskander et al., 2012). The study concludes  with the following recommendations:
    1. Antennas should be positioned as far as possible from the general public, like locations at the high elevations or remote areas, where the antenna targeted area is not regularly/frequently visited by the members of the public.
    2. Only low power output mobile phone base station antennas (<15W) should be used in the city environment.
    3. To avoid hotspots, created by overlapping arrays, dense packing of many antennas at one site should be avoided.
    4. Low power output antennas in the city environment should be positioned into locations where direct beam would not hit members of public closer than 50m.”
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  • Zothansiama et al., 2017 published in Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine found  changes in blood considered biomarkers predictive of cancer in people living closer to cell arrays.
  • Rodrigues et al., 2021 published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health found higher exposure to cell arrays linked to higher mortality from all cancer and specifically lung and breast cancer.
  • Meo et al., 2018  published in American Journal of Men’s Health linked higher cell tower exposures to delayed fine and gross motor skills, spatial working memory, and attention in school adolescents
  • Yakymenko 2011 published in Exp Oncology found increased of cancer incidence.
  • Meo et al.,  2015  published in Environmental Research and Public Health found  higher exposures linked to higher risk of type 2 diabetes.
  • López 2021 published in Environmental Research linked higher exposures to more severe headaches and decreased sleep
  • Levitt 2010 published in Environmental Reviews analyzed 100 studies  and found ~80% showed biological effects near towers. (PDF)
  • Yakymenko et al., 2015 published in Electromagnetic Biology Medicine reviewed 100 studies and showed oxidative effects of low-intensity RF radiation.
  • Buchner et al., 2011 published in Umwelt-Medizin-Gesellschaf and detailed in Oncology Letters  followed people in a German town after a cell tower was erected and found stress hormones adrenaline and noradrenaline significantly increased over the first 6 months after the antenna activation and decreased dopamine and PEA levels after 18 months.
  • Dode et al., 2011 published in Science of the Total Environment 10 year study on cell phone antennas by the local Municipal Health Department and several universities in Brazil found a clearly elevated relative risk of cancer mortality at residential distances of 500 meters or less from cell phone towers.
  • Khurana et al., 2011 published in International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health reviewed epidemiological studies and found in 80% of the studies, people living <500 m from base stations had an increased adverse neuro-behavioral symptoms and cancer.
  • Falcioni et al., 2018 published in Environmental Research exposed rats to RF comparable to cell tower RF levels and found increased cancers.
  • In 2011, radiofrequency radiation was classified as a Class 2B possible carcinogen by the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer. Between then and now, the published peer-reviewed scientific evidence has significantly increased. Now, many scientists are of the opinion that the weight of current peer-reviewed evidence supports the conclusion that radiofrequency radiation should be regarded as a human carcinogen (Hardell and Carlberg 2017, Peleg et al, 2018, Miller et al 2018).
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