Saturday, December 20, 2008


The following links point to Internet sources of information relating to health and property value concerns due to the presence of radiation associated with cell phones, cell towers and Wi-Fi. Note that a cell tower is sometimes called a cell mast or a cell base station. The links are not grouped by area of concern.

Many studies and articles strongly recommend that governments adhere to the Precautionary Principle:

The Precautionary Principle states, when there are indications of possible adverse effects, though they remain uncertain, the risks from doing nothing may be far greater than the risks of taking action to control these exposures. The Precautionary Principle shifts the burden of proof from those suspecting a risk to those who discount it.

From the Bioiniative Petition site:

"There are many examples of the failure to use the precautionary principle in the past, which have resulted in serious and often irreversible damage to health and environments. Appropriate, precautionary and proportionate actions taken now to avoid plausible and potentially serious threats to health from EMF are likely to be seen as prudent and wise from future perspectives. We must remember that precaution is one of the principles of EU environmental policy," says Professor Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director of the EEA.

Current evidence, although limited, is strong enough to question the scientific basis for the present EMR exposure limits, according to the BioInitiative Working Group.

Some studies regarding adverse health effects in the vicinity of a cell tower recommend that cell towers be not sited within 300 meters of populations.


Toronto Community News Guildwood church wants to cancel cell tower deal

PlanWireless Can a Cell Site’s Neighbors Use Diminution of Property Values as Substantial Evidence? Here’s a Federal Decision That Says “Yes”

The Bioiniative Report An international working group of scientists, researchers and public health policy professionals has released its report on electromagnetic fields (EMF) and health. They document serious scientific concerns about current limits regulating how much EMF is allowable from power lines, cell phones, and many other sources of EMF exposure in daily life. The report concludes the existing standards for public safety are inadequate to protect public health.

Life Extension Foundation The Hidden Dangers of Cell Phone Radiation

Marin Project Are wireless technologies making us sick?

Marin Project More than six hundred scientific studies have been published worldwide, which link low-level microwaves and radio-frequency (RF) fields to dozens of bio-effects and more than twenty illnesses.

Cell Phone Radiation News Bureau Is Ted Kennedy's Cancer Linked to Cell Phone Use?

WEEP News The Canadian Initiative to Stop Wireless, Electric, and Electromagnetic Pollution

The Independent (UK Newspaper) Mobile phone use 'raises children's risk of brain cancer fivefold'

Mast Sanity We are the primary national organisation opposing the insensitive siting of mobile phone and Tetra masts in the UK.

Mount Shasta Bioregional Ecology Center Health Effects from Cell Phone Tower Radiation

University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Important Precautionary Advice Regarding Cell Phone Use

Next-up News For the first time in France, a major city is launching a campaign to discourage the use of mobile phones among children.

Next-up News Mobile phone radiation fries sperm – study

Next-up News The Walloon minister of Town Planning, André Antoine, intends to provide better protection for the Walloons. "We can no longer bury our heads in the sand," he insists. "The fields of radio frequency created by mobile phones and GSM masts are a real cause for concern.

The Idaho News Proposed Playground Cell Tower Nixed By Effective Public Education
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OpEdNHews Microwave Technology: An End to the Human Race

Welcome to one of the biggest information sources concerning mobile phones, mobile radiocommunications and electrosmog Brain damage fears over plan to erect 700 police radio masts

Electromagnetic Health Representing citizens concerned about the proliferation of wireless technologies and their impact on health. Quotes from, and interviews with, experts.

Powerwatch - a non-profit independent organisation with a central role in the UK Electromagnetic Field and Microwave Radiation health debate.

Powerwatch News INREASED INCIDENCE OF CANCER NEAR A CELL-PHONE TRANSMITTER STATION The study reviewed 622 medical records from this one medical clinic over a 3-7 year period. The study found a fourfold in increased incidence of cancer for those living in proximity to cell-phone transmitter station, compared to the general population.

INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FIRE FIGHTERS Position on the Health Effects from Radio Frequency/Microwave (RF/MW) Radiation in Fire Department Facilities from Base Stations for Antennas and Towers for the Conduction of Cell Phone Transmissions

Prohealth article Are Microwaves a Major Causal Factor in CFS/ME? (Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic encephalomyelitis)

International Commission for Electromagnetic Safety (ICEMS) - a non-profit organization that promotes research to protect public health from electromagnetic fields and develops the scientific basis and strategies for assessment, prevention, management and communication of risk, based on the precautionary principle

St. Louis article Fear of Cell Towers Persists (in neighborhood)

Marshalltown, Iowa protest Near residences, schools – property value & health concerns

EU calls for urgent action on wi-fi radiation Suggests that delay could lead to a health crisis similar to those caused by asbestos, smoking and lead in petrol.

Microwave News For more than 25 years, Microwave News has been reporting on the potential health and environmental impacts of electromagnetic fields and radiation. We are widely recognized as a fair and objective source of information on this controversial subject.

The EMR Network Citizens and Professionals for the Responsible Use of Electromagnetic Radiation

Dr. Joseph Mercola Interview with Expert on Dangers of Cell Phones

Dr. Joseph Mercola Great Example Why You Simply Can't Believe That Cell Phones Are Safe

Dr. Joseph Mercola Cell Phone Users 240 Percent More Likely to Have Brain Tumors


The Local (Sweden news) Mobile phone radiation damages memory: study

Norwich Evening News Victory as another mast plan is rejected


Monday, December 8, 2008

Post a comment to the Obama Transition Team

You can post a wireless industry comment at

My post:

From the Marin Project “Are wireless technologies making us sick?”

“More than six hundred scientific studies have been published worldwide, which link low-level microwaves and radio-frequency (RF) fields to dozens of bio-effects and more than twenty illnesses. Microwaves have been shown to cause cancers, damage DNA, reduce melatonin, disrupt brain chemistry, increase triglycerides and impose impacts to the central nervous system, reproductive system, brain, cardio-vascular system and hormone function. However, the Federal Government and industry groups have ignored this emerging science, summarily dismissing these studies, as they continue to cling to an out-dated RF-field health-impact model, which was first championed in the 1950’s by ex-Nazi physicist Hermann Schwann. This RF-field health-impact model contends that the only possible harmful effects from microwaves on humans, arises from heating – like a microwave oven. This is called the thermal effect. Meanwhile hundreds of international biologists and epidemiologists have demonstrated the fallibility of this model by demonstrating RF/Microwave - induced bioeffects in living organisms, even at very low, non-thermal levels.”

“While the scientific evidence is mounting that microwaves may be at the root of many modern day illnesses, including many cancers, Alzheimer’s, autism, depression, Chronic Fatigue, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and other neurological disorders, the Federal Government has stopped funding RF-field health studies since the late 1990’s, as did most industry groups. Yet as wireless technologies have recently exploded at unprecedented rates; moved closer to us and into our households; and are now almost 'always on;' there is a stronger case than ever to commission scientific research into the health risks of microwave radiation from so many wireless signals.”

Section 704 of the 1996Telecommunications Act is bad law, undoubtedly written by the cellular industry. It is probably even unconstitutional, and should be repealed.

Transition team members concerned with the physical health of our citizens should carefully review The Bioiniative Report before embracing further deployment of wireless technologies.

It is becoming increasingly clear that the information contained in non-thermal radiation from cell phones and cell towers is today’s asbestos, cigarettes and thalidomide.