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    #1033: New paper on health problems near base stations

    From the CHEEMF news group: http://www.healthandenvironment.org/

    A scientific study published in the journal Neurotoxicology finds that people who live around mobile phone base stations (cell towers) are at risk for developing neuropsychiatric problems and changes in neurobehavioral function.

    The prevalence of neuropsychiatric complaints as headache (23.5%), memory changes (28.2%), dizziness (18.8%), tremors (9.4%), depressive symptoms (21.7%), and sleep disturbance (23.5%) were significantly higher among exposed inhabitants than controls: (10%), (5%), (5%), (0%), (8.8%) and (10%), respectively (P < 0.05). Exposed inhabitants exhibited a significantly lower performance than controls in one of the tests of attention and short-term auditory memory. The authors say revision of standard guidelines for public exposure to RER from mobile phone base station antennas around the stations is recommended. G. Abdel-Rassoul *, O. Abou El-Fateh, M. Abou Salem, A. Michael, F. Farahat, M. El-Batanouny, E. Salem. Neurobehavioral effects among inhabitants around mobile phone base stations. NeuroToxicology 28 (2007) 434–440 Submitted by Cindy Sage March 6, 2009

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