Dr. M. Sirish Why Cell Phone Towers Are So Bad For Your Health? Dr. M. Sirish http://drsirish.blogspot.com
Towers atopresidentialbuildings,schools, or hospitals arearticularlymore harmfulto people.
f cell phone service providers set up their towers onthe terrace of a nearby building the high level of radiation transmitted by the towers has become a healthhazard. Any single cell phone tower may carry amultitude of antennae, each of which emits its ownpattern of microwaves on its own set of wavelengths,with the result being that a single tower can emitseveral different patterns of relatively intense signals tohomes, schools and businesses within hundreds of feetof the tower. A study conducted in France amongpeople living within 300 metres of cell phone towersfound an increased incidence of tiredness within 300metres, of headache, sleep disturbance, and discomfortwithin 200 metres, and of irritability, depression, lossof memory, dizziness, libido decrease, etc. within 100metres. Telecom giant Orange has suspendedoperations at a school cell tower site in Paris after eightcases of cancer were confirmed among children in thedistrict . A French local council prohibited theerection of cell towers within a 300-metre radius. TheParis Town Hall and the mobile phone operators havean agreement to limit public exposure to theelectromagnetic waves generated by cell towerantennae and the operators have committed to loweringthe exposure levels significantly. More recently, adocumentary film called "Full Signal" depicts the mapin Israel indicating a correlation between the locationsof brain tumor clusters and cell phone towers across thecountry . This along with other studies haveshown that the incidence of adult brain tumors ishappening within 400 meters of cell phone towers.
Electromagnetic interference from cell phone use inhospitals can result in sudden switching off or restarting of feeding tubes, pacemakers, ventilators, or dialysis machines.
Dutch study on mobile phone signals found that cellphone use in hospitals can be dangerous. Researchersmeasured the impact of electromagnetic interferencefrom cell phone use in hospital equipment such asventilators and pacemakers. Signals from mobilephones significantly interfered with medical devices,and 75% of those incidents were found to behazardous. These included the sudden switching off orrestarting of machines which could mean disruption of a patient's feeding tube, ventilator, pacemaker ordialysis machine and majority of these occurred whenmobile phones were within 3 cm of critical-careequipment . In another study conducted in USA,researchers measured the visual field of persons inconversations on cell phone and found that cell phoneuse artificially constricted the peripheral awareness.
This suggests that
cell phone use while driving can decrease the perceptual visual field
, making the driver less aware of the surroundings and more susceptible toaccident
ong-term effects of microwave radiation from mobiletowers are not fully studied. Mobile Operators does nothave scientists, nor they conduct a site survey, but erecta tower on an available site by a computer guesstimate.Pulsing of the signal, and not its energy level thatenables a deep penetration of the body. Onlythermal effects are considered in a multi-national case-control study INTERPHONE  and are used forregulation while several studies indeed show biologicaleffects of electromagnetic radiation at exposure levelsfar below where heating occurs (non-thermal effects)