While the communications industry carries on to claim cell towers are safe, there is growing evidence that the radio (microwave) frequency fields emitting from cell towers are hazardous to your general health and can cause various cancers, particularly for those living near them – whether or not the cell tower antenna is on your property or a neighboring one.
Please note – I have also included examples of other technologies that emit radio(microwave) frequency fields in this article, that have been proven to be harmful to your health.
You will see the term ‘constant low-level exposure‘ used throughout this article.
Constant low level exposure is harmful to your health and can cause various cancers.
Constant low-level exposure of radio/microwave emissions are emission levels – usually lower than what many governmental guidelines state as being safe.
Another words, many of the studies ( Wireless Technology Studies on Health Effects – Lawsuits & Court Rulings), have proved that what many safety guidelines state as being safe levels – is incorrect.
It is also important to note that the communications industry also said cell phones (that also emit radio/microwave frequency fields), are safe.
They have continuously denied claims of any health risks associated with the cell phone until, a high amount of brain cancer cases of cell phone users became apparent, and honest researchers (not paid by the communications industry) were finally listened to.
Its is also important to note that this lead to some cell phone manufacturers putting health warnings on the packaging, that they know most people don’t read – See video: CBS Interview – The National Cell Phones and Disease Sept 26 2010.
There also continues to be a growing rate of LAWSUITS against cell phone manufacturers for those effected from cell phone usage.
Common Symptoms Reported by Those Living Near Cell Towers
- Short-term memory loss
- Slowed reaction times
- Headaches – Migraines
- Low concentration levels – Inability to focus
- Brain fog
- Achy muscles for no apparent reason
- Diabetes – See Is WiFi Causing Your Diabetes
NOTE: Many individuals that are over exposed to radio/microwave frequency fields can also develop a condition called Hyper-sensitivity, also known as Electromagnetic Sensitivity.
This condition can include some of the effects in the above list. For a more thorough list – View Information about Electrosensivity
Most doctors have no understanding of the health risks associated with radio/microwave frequencies or that microwave radiation at low levels can make people sick, as they are not taught it at medical school – Therefore those effected by the frequencies often end up mis-diagnosed and continue to get sicker.
Helpful Information sheet to give to your doctor – Talking To Your Doctor
Dr Magda Havas Explains Why Cell Towers are… Hazardous to Your Health
A video that will give you a good understanding of the health risks in an understandable way
Dr. Magda Havas’s an Associate Professor of Environmental & Resource Studies at Trent University where she teaches and does research on the biological effects of environmental contaminants.
Magda Havas began research on acid rain and metal pollution in 1975 and worked at the Smoking Hills in the Canadian arctic, in Ontario near the INCO and Falconbridge metal smelters, and at Hubbard Brook in New Hampshire.
Her research on acid rain along with research from others, helped bring in clean air legislation (Eastern Canadian Acid Rain Program) in 1985. Since the 1990s she is concerned with the biological effects of electromagnetic pollution including radio frequency radiation, electromagnetic fields, dirty electricity, and ground current.
A victims story – Approximately 35 minutes into the above video Veronica explains how she became electro-senstive and what effects she suffers, since a cluster of cell towers was placed on the top of her apartment building. Yet – many authorities she approached, continued to tell her ‘Cell towers are safe’!
As demonstrated in the video above – Those most at risk of constant over exposure (constant low-level exposure) to the hazardous health effects of radio frequency (microwave radiation) emitting from the cell tower antennas, are those that live within a few hundred meters of the tower.
Although many countries set safety standards/levels for technologies that emit radio frequencies, they are far from accurate and don’t usually take into account the accumulated levels of many technologies in a close proximity to one another.
A large portion of the public are also unaware that most wireless devices used in the home also emit hazardous levels of radio frequency/microwaves.
While many realize that cell phones shouldn’t be held close to the body when in use, the popular wireless phones are in many ways worse than the cell phone, as they constantly emit high levels of radio frequency into your environment whether the phone is in use or not. Other common wireless (WIFI) technologies in the home that emit these hazardous frequencies are wireless:
- Baby monitors
- Internet routers
- Laptop computers
- Smart Meter
Please also note – These exposures are not just limited to the home or near the home. Constant levels of this type of radiation are also rampant in the work place (particularly for those that carry wireless technologies on or close to their body, or sit close to wireless technologies for many hours during the day – eg: Emergency service workers and salesmen), schools and when out and about.
It is important to consider replacing your wireless technology in the home, (particularly if you have children), with wired technology to help limit over exposure.
Article written by Wen Dee
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