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dc.contributor.authorCherry, Neil J.en
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T22:45:25Z
dc.date.issued2002-09-06en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/3971
dc.description.abstractThere is robust scientific evidence that electromagnetic radiation is a Ubiquitous Universal Genotoxic Carcinogen. If this understanding was applied to the data available in 1982, when IARC declared benzene a Human Carcinogen, then the level of data for RF/MW radiation being a human carcinogen was considerably stronger than that for benzene. A large body of laboratory experiments and epidemiological studies now confirm the hypothesis. The evidence is further strengthened through the biophysics understanding of the EMR Spectrum Principle. This shows that as the carrier frequency increases the dielectric constant declines and the induced tissue electric field and induced current increases significantly. This implies and confirms that all of the health effects found in "electrical workers" will be found at much lower mean exposure levels in the vicinity of broadcast towers. Where studies have been carried out, the adverse health effects have been found. When compared with actual radiation patterns they show a causal effect. This confirms that hypothesis and the toxicology of the signals with a safe level of zero exposure. Hence living in the vicinity of broadcast and mobile phone towers produces Cancer, Cardiac, Reproductive and Neurological (CCRN) health effects. It is highly probable that these adverse health effects will be found in the vicinity of cell sites. Because of the small population numbers around single sites, these effects will only be detectable by studying populations around hundreds of cell sites. Sleep disturbance in the vicinity of the Schwarzenburg Short-wave radio tower in Switzerland was causally related to the RF exposure through dose-response relationships, experimental confirmation and a measured reduction in melatonin in cows and people. A study in France has already shown an exposure-related dose-response in sleep disturbance (and other neurological symptoms) around cell towers, confirming that the effects are the same from cellphone radiation at residential exposure levels. Cellphone radiation also damages DNA. Therefore it is a serious health hazard, even at residential exposure levels, for all CCRN effects.en
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dc.publisherLincoln University. Human Sciences Department.en
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - Lincoln University. Human Sciences Department.en
dc.rightsCopyright © The Author.en
dc.subjectcell phone sitesen
dc.subjectElectromagnetic Radiation (EMR)en
dc.subjectcarcinogenen
dc.subjectcell phone radiationen
dc.subjectcanceren
dc.subjecthuman health effectsen
dc.subjectmobile phone base stationsen
dc.subjectradio / tv towersen
dc.titleHealth effects in the vicinity of radio/TV towers and mobile phone base stationsen
dc.typeJournal Article
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
pubs.notesDr Neil Cherry, (1946-2003) held the position of Associate Professor of Environmental Health at Lincoln University, and had a professional scientific background in physics, biophysics, meteorology, Agricultural and Human Biometeorology, renewable energy, energy efficiency and environmental epidemiology.en
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