[Skip to content]
 Home
 Latest News RSS XML Feed
 Science (General)
   Researched articles
   List of studies
   Basic guide to EMFs
   EMF guidance levels
   RF unit conversion
   FAQs
   Other resources
 ELF ("Power" EMFs)
   Overview
   Powerlines
   Substations
   Electrical wiring
   Electrical appliances
 RF ("Microwave" EMFs)
   Overview
   WiFi
   Mobile phones
   Cordless phones
   Mobile phone masts
   Other resources
 Health
   Childhood leukaemia
   Brain tumours
   Electromagnetic sensitivity
   Other health effects
 Action
   Reduce your exposure
   - Mobile phones
   - Phone masts
   - Powerlines
   EMFields store

Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

- Liability disclaimer -
- Privacy policy -
- Cookies policy -
© Copyright Powerwatch 2014

18/11/2004 - Cancer risk trebles near mobile phone masts

A study encouraged by the German Federal Agency for Radiation Protection by Eger, Hagen, Lucas, Vogel and Voit, examined whether people living within 400 metres of a mobile phone mast were more at risk of developing cancer than those who lived further away.

Case histories of 1,000 patients between 1994 and 2004 were evaluated for the study.

What did they find?

Newly diagnosed cancers were significantly higher among those who had lived for 10 years within 400 metres of the mast, in operation since 1993, compared with those living further away, and the patients had fallen ill on average 8 years earlier.

The conclusion?

People living within 400 metres of the mast in Naila had three times the risk of developing cancer than those living further away. This semms to be an undeniable clustering of cancer cases.

Powerwatch CommentsThe project in Germany is to continue in the form of a register. Powerwatch has been calling for a British register for some years. It would be useful in determining whether residents' experience of increasing cancer rates around mobile phone masts could be quantified and confirmed, or whether, as the 'experts' assure us, such clusters are purely coincidental. Perhaps it is time the government put its money where its mouth is.

Links:

» Omega-News
» Naila Study (.pdf)


This page has links to content that requires a .pdf reader such as Download Adobe Reader Adobe Acrobat Reader