Epidemiological Evidence for a Health Risk from Mobile Phone Base Stations

  title={Epidemiological Evidence for a Health Risk from Mobile Phone Base Stations},
  author={Vini G. Khurana and Lennart Hardell and Joris Everaert and Alicja Bortkiewicz and Michael Carlberg and Mikko Ahonen},
  journal={International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health},
  pages={263 - 267}
Abstract Human populations are increasingly exposed to microwave/radiofrequency (RF) emissions from wireless communication technology, including mobile phones and their base stations. By searching PubMed, we identified a total of 10 epidemiological studies that assessed for putative health effects of mobile phone base stations. Seven of these studies explored the association between base station proximity and neurobehavioral effects and three investigated cancer. We found that eight of the 10… 

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