Are Cell Towers Bad For Us?
Dangers of cell towers have been well documented over the last decade. Cell tower radiation is indeed hazardous, and more and more people are concerned about it.
Although the telecom industry and federal governments maintain there’s no conclusive evidence of health risks when it comes to cell tower radiation, literally dozens of studies world-wide consistently warn us about the dangers. The information below is just a sampling of these studies.
Research on Cell Tower Radiation
Australia: As far back as 1995, Professor Henri Lai and N.P. Singh documented damage to the DNA of rats when exposed to the same kind of radiation as that emitted by cell towers. Lai conducted another study in 2004, which confirmed these earlier results. DNA damage can lead to a wide variety of disorders, including cancer. [Lai]
In another Australian study two years later, Dr. Bruce Hocking found that children living near TV and FM broadcast towers (emitting the same kind of radiation as cell towers) had more than twice the rate of leukemia than children living more than seven miles away. [View]
In 2002, Dr. Neil Cherry, biophysicist at the University of New Zealand, wrote a 120-page review of 188 scientific studies on the dangers of cell towers. He stated that the government standards were based only on thermal effects, and did not take into consideration the non-thermal effects that also take place, such as cell death and DNA breakdown. “To claim there is no adverse effect from phone towers flies in the face of a large body of evidence.” [View]
France: In 2003, a study was conducted by R. Santini, et al, in Rennes, France. They found that people living within 300 meters of cell antennas reported the following disorders: “fatigue, sleep disturbances, headaches, feeling of discomfort, difficulty concentrating, depression, memory loss, visual disruptions, irritability, hearing disruptions, skin problems, cardiovascular disorders, and dizziness.” [View]
Spain: Also in 2003, E.A. Navarro in Valencia, Spain, conducted a study in which he concluded that “exposed individuals that lived within 50 and 150 meters of the base station…experienced more headaches, sleep disturbances, irritability, difficulty concentrating, dizziness, appetite loss, and dizziness.” [View]
Germany: Horst Eger, et al, in a study conducted in 2004 in Naila, Germany, gathered evidence from 1000 patients residing at the same address during a period of 10 years. Their findings were that the proportion of newly-developed cancer cases was three times higher among those who had lived at a distance of up to 400 m (1300 ft) from a cell tower, compared to those living further away. They also fell ill, on the average of 8 years, earlier. [View]
UK: In 2007, Dr. John Walker compiled a series of cluster studies on the effects of cell tower radiation. Seven clusters of cancer, and other serious illnesses, were discovered around mobile phone masts. Studies of the sites showed high incidences of cancer, brain hemorrhages, and high blood pressure within a radius of 400 yards of mobile phone masts. One of the studies showed a cluster of 31 cancers around a single street. A quarter of the 30 person staff at a special school, within sight of the 90ft high mast, had developed tumors since 2000, while another quarter had suffered significant health problems. [View]
Israel: In 2010, Dr. Siegal Sadetzki of Tel Aviv University, testified at a US Senate Hearing that she had examined 622 people living from 3-7 years within 350 meters of a cell tower. They were compared to a group who lived further away. The results were startling: there were over four times as many cancer patients from the area near the cell tower. Women were especially susceptible. [About]
India: In 2011, Dr. Neha Kumar at India’s Anna University, et al., indicated a rise in attention disorders in people (especially in children) who received prolonged exposure to EMFs from cell towers. [View]
What Will it Take to Alert People?
Cell tower radiation is dangerous. With so much evidence about cell tower radiation health risks, how is it that governments allow cell phone companies to continue to erect more and more cell towers and antennas? One factor, of course, is that although ever-growing numbers of people are voicing concerns about possible health risks of cells towers, most people want good reception on their phones. Competing cell phone companies are very accommodating; they strive to put up as many cell towers and antennas as they can to keep their far-roaming customers satisfied. Also, governments continue to protect the right, of the telecom industry, to put up as many towers as they want. In the US, the wireless industry is protected by Article 704 of the Telecommunications Act, signed by President Clinton in 1996. This act does not allow rejection of a tower based on health risks. It even prohibits arguments of potential health risks, from towers, to be made at any public hearing.
It’s well-known that the US government receives sizable revenues every year in taxes from the telecommunications industry. And the telecom industry, of course, benefits greatly from its sales that are now sky-rocketing, even in a depressed economy. A speaker at a recent hearing on the subject of the dangers of cell towers aptly quoted Upton Sinclair: “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends on him not understanding it.”
Approaches to Minimize the Risks
There are several approaches you can take to minimize the risks of living near cell towers:
1. Avoid or minimize your exposure. If you find your home is surrounded by cell towers and moving isn’t an option, you can find some help from specially-formulated EMF protection paint, shielding fabric, or shielding glass or tinting for windows.
2. Use EMF protection devices, such as pendants, chips or other protective devices. Good products will ground you into the earth’s electro-magnetic field to strengthen your biofield. This helps to restore cellular function and strengthen your immune system. (The EarthCalm Infinity Home System provides whole house protection and is a great place to start!)
3. Reverse the damage that EMFs have already done. Do this through nutritional support (such as anti-oxidant supplementation) which can counteract the effects of free radicals caused by EMF exposure. Glutathione and CoQ 10 are also helpful.