Results of a research study conducted in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil has conclusively linked cancer deaths to the mobile phone network. More than 80 percent of those who died from cancer were found to be living roughly a third of a mile from a phone tower. And their tumours which were generally in the breasts, lungs, kidneys, prostate, and liver were ones caused by exposure to electromagnetic radiation. This is of grave concern to both users and non-users of mobile technology, even those who avoid mobiles will be affected due to the radiation from cell towers.
This Brazilian study is not an isolated one, there have been many others conducted that studied the relationship between cancer rates and the levels of exposure to electromagnetic radiation. These research studies date back to the early 1970s, and were carried out in many cities including San Francisco, and cities in Austria, Germany and Israel. All these studies had similar results showing that depending on the distance to the cell phone tower, people’s chances of developing cancer ranged from 2 to 121 percent anywhere based on the type of tumour.
According to Adilza Condessa Dode Phd, who is the coordinator of the Brazilian study as well as an engineering researcher “these levels (EMFs), are already high and dangerous to human health. The closer you live to an antenna, the greater the contact with the electromagnetic field.”
Though this study researched Brazil, it is relevant to the USA as well, where residents are at a high risk of developing cancer due to the thousands of radiation emitting towers. With increased use of mobile technology by people of all ages, the number of these towers have boomed due to the mobile networks scrambling to give better coverage than the competition.
There is overwhelming evidence building up against mobile technology, especially mobile tower radiation. Many organizations have release research study results backing up those of this Brazilian research. Based upon the research findings of an international think tank, the International Association for Research on Cancer (IARC) concluded that radio frequency radiation including that emitted by cell towers is a potential carcinogen. A group of leading international scientists authored the Bio-initiative 2012 Report , in which they issued an unambiguous warning against exposure to EMF, including those of Cellular towers.
The reason why cell towers are so dangerous is their constant, continuous activity of emitting pulsing waves of radio frequency waves. In recent times the network providers have increased the intensity of radiation to improve service. This radiation acts as a precursor for tumour formation, as proven by hundreds of studies. Service providers have also increased the number of towers in urban areas, this places the general public, especially those living in the vicinity in grave risk of developing cancer.
Apart from cancer, the radiation from mobile towers have also caused many other ailments in residents, many studies have proven that it is the radiation that was the chief cause of their complaints. Some of the common conditions caused are
- Genetic mutation
- Memory disruptions
- Hindered learning
- Brain disorders
- Hormonal imbalance
- Heart complications
These findings make it imperative that decisive action is taken immediately. Cell towers have become a necessary evil; since they cant be relinquished, it is important their positioning and intensity of emission is strictly regulated. The 1996 Telecommunication Act (TCA) does not recognize the public’s right to protest cell tower location based on health hazard, with these supporting studies that can now be rectified. Mobile phone towers must be removed, and banned from residential areas, schools, daycare centres and nursing homes.