EU directive on cell phones and masts expected
The Portugal News has obtained a copy of
a confidential document
outlining the details of an EU investigation into the health
caused by electromagnetic fields generated by mobile phones,
masts and electricity pylons. It will be of special interest
to the many
readers who during the past few months have contacted our
complain about masts and pylons that have been built close
homes and schools.
The document coincides with a decision
by the worlds largest insurance
body, Lloyds of London, to refuse insurance cover to cell
power generating companies against damage to workers and consumers
It also comes at a time when the Dutch
Parliament has called for an
urgent investigation into the health dangers posed by EMF
meeting of the European Employment, Social Policy, Health
Affairs Council (ESHCAC) took place on March 6th. The ESHCAC
appointed a working party to look into the findings of a meeting
radiation experts held in Luxembourg last September.
The Danish and Greek governments have called
for these findings to be
included in an EU Directive concerning safety limits on EMF
As far back as 1992 concerns were growing regarding radiation
in the workplace and residential areas.
Informant: Colette O'Connell message
from Roy Beavers
Portugal News: EU directive on cell
phones and masts expected (22/3/03)
symptoms among mobile phone users - A consequence of
absorption of radiofrequency fields?
Jonna Wilén*, Monica Sandström,
Kjell Hansson Mild
National Institute for Working Life, Umeå, Sweden
*Correspondence to Jonna Wilén, National Institute
for Working Life, Box
7654, S-907 13 UMEÅ, Sweden.
In a previous epidemiological study, where
we studied the prevalence of
subjective symptoms among mobile phone (MP) users, we found
interesting side finding that the prevalence of many of the
symptoms increased with increasing calling time and number
of calls per
In this extrapolative study, we have selected
2402 people from the
epidemiological study who used any of the four most common
GSM MP. We
used the information about the prevalence of symptoms, calling
day, and number of calls per day and combined it with measurements
Specific Absorption Rate (SAR).
We defined three volumes in the head and
measured the maximum SAR
averaged over a cube of 1 g tissue (SAR1g) in each volume.
exposure parameters Specific Absorption per Day (SAD) and
Absorption per Call (SAC) have been devised and are obtained
combinations of SAR, calling time per day, and number of calls
The results indicates that SAR values >0.5
W/kg may be an important
factor for the prevalence of some of the symptoms, especially
combination with long calling times per day.
Bioelectromagnetics 24:152-159, 2003.
Message from Reinhard Rückemann
The people of Porat
The people of Porat are probably victims
of electrical pollution
elecrtic fields coming from modern high efficiency electric
equipment. It can come into homes over the electric power
system or through the earth.
You can obtain more information on the
Message from Martin Graham
of RF and ELF ill - health symptoms
Jackie Wahlig and Klaus Rudolph wrote yesterday
that a list of symptoms
of sufferers would be useful not only to the sufferers but
to promote awareness of electrosensitivity. Bob Sklar set
up such a
database in January 2003. His database is at
Hope you find it helpful jackie.
and German military cannot agree on HAWK radiation measurements!
According to the Danish engineering magazine
this week there is a huge discrepcency between the Danish
measurement of radiation from the Pulse Acquisition Radar
(PAR) used in
the HÁWK Radar system, which uses the Thyraton 5949A
According to the previous statements by theDanish military
minister of Defence, the Danish measurements showed "no
radiation" from the Hawk Thyratrons.
However, the German military has apparently
measured a radiation 100
times higher from the same equipment!! Neither the Danish
department of defense has yet (17.03.2003) come up with a
explanation for this one! The minister of defense has now
a quick investigation to "put all the facts on the table".
the bioelectromagnetics group