BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS / MOBILE MASTS / MOBILE MASTS AND SAFETY / HEALTH RISKS OF ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION
Spanish wildlife biologist, BSc, Alfonso Balmori (1) had his research project ‘Evidence for a health risk of RF on people living around mobile phone base stations: from radiofrequency disease to cancer’ published on 14 July 2022.
The aim of the project was to conduct a complete review of the existing scientific literature to update knowledge on the effects of mobile masts on humans. Studies conducted in real urban environments, with mobile masts located close to apartments, were selected. The overall results of the review show three types of effects from mobile masts on human health: radiofrequency illness (RS), cancer (C) and changes in biochemical parameters (CBP).
Of all studies, 73.6% showed effects
Considering all the studies reviewed globally (n=38), 73.6% (28/38) showed effects: 73.9% (17/23) for radiofrequency disease (hypersensitivity), 76.9% (10/13) for cancer and 75.0% (6/8) for changes in biochemical parameters. However, studies that did not meet the strict conditions for inclusion in the review provided important additional evidence. The existence of similar effects from studies from different sources (but with RF [radio frequency radiation] with similar characteristics), such as
radar, radio and TV antennas, wireless smart meters and laboratory studies, reinforces the conclusions of this review. Of particular importance are studies conducted on animals or trees in the vicinity of cell towers, which may not be aware of their proximity and which can never be attributed to psychosomatic effects.