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Are you being harmed by Electromagnetic Radiation?
Mobile Telephones, Mobile Telephone Base Stations (or masts/towers), Wireless LAN computer signals and an array of other electromagnetic emanations, ranging from Ultra Low to Ultra High Frequencies, can be highly detrimental to your health. A growing body of scientific research is indicative of the significant, and sometimes lethal effects of radio frequency (RF) and electromagnetic field emissions. Regrettably, the current position of many governments and their public health policy decisionmakers worldwide is to ignore and/or marginalise the brewing scientific controversy, deferring to "experts" that often have severe conflict of interest. There is patently a scientific controversy around the subject, and much evidence weighing in that EMR at these frequencies is harmful, for any who choose to research and seek an unbiased opinion. (Further, if you are "electrosensitive" then there is certainly no controversy about the subject for you!) These pages are intended to illustrate and elucidate upon exactly that controversy, in some detail.
Revenue collected worldwide by service providers for cellular services totaled $675 billion in 2009, and in Australia the telco industry earned around $15 billion in revenue from mobile services alone. The industry will undoubtedly be intent upon preserving and growing its market, but at what price to wireless technology users and communities worldwide?
A massive increase in mobile phone users over the last decade has resulted in a proportionate increase in infrastructure to service the demand.
Australian operators are likely to have more than 25 million mobile subscribers in 2011.
1. All of these active mobile phone accounts require base stations in order to operate, and as demand increases, so too will the transmitters and the antennas to service them. It is already getting to the stage that if you are a decent distance away from a cellphone base station so that you are not in the danger zone which is indicated by some of the studies, then you are very lucky indeed. And even if you are remote enough from these base stations, your neighbour might be exposing your home to constant EMR pollution via their wireless computer network emissions or digital enhanced cordless telephones (DECT). Both WLan and DECT signals are getting stronger and higher in frequency with incrementations of the technology, and it is now critical in electromagnetic home and office audits to use devices that can perceive through to at least six gigahertz in order to see 5 gigahertz 802.11n technologies (the 'n' specification being released in 2009) and 5.8 GHz cordless wireless telephones. (Also, watch out for the developing 802.11ad which might elevate WLan frequencies to 60 GHz.)
A central problem in the recognition of the health issues surrounding modern technology EMR is that those who have delineated the safe levels of emissions for all of these technologies have mostly chosen to completely disavow the possibility that non-thermal EMR/EMF can have deleterious health effects. The ever-increasing information upon this site (and its sister sites at emrstop.com and emrstop.org) will demonstrate that this is not the case.
One critical document for broadly understanding the scientific evidence behind EMF dangers and public policy status (and present shortcomings) is in the form of the Bioinitiative Report, to be found here.