Newsletter (21 October 2003)

Laboratory study on humans shows bioeffects at/below picowatts/cm2

Hello to all!

This is just a reminder that in 1978 a paper was published reporting results of exposing adult human beings in the laboratory to extremely low levels of RF/MW radiation; here is the citation:

William Bise

Physiological Chemistry and Physics, vol. 10 (1978) 387-398.

Low power radio-frequency and microwave effects on human electroencephalogram and behavior

Effects were found at power densities from 10*-16 to 10*-12 watts/square cm. (The people were quite close to the antenna and may have been in the near field; I'm looking into this.)

It is rare to have laboratory data on mammals--let alone on human beings--at such extremely low levels, so this paper is worthy of study. (The author is no longer at the address given in this paper.)

This paper has relevance to the investigation I have been doing on a Wisconsin dairy farm where there were mild, but potentially serious, mammalian health effects as a result of RF/MW exposure from fixed transmitters in the vicinity.  The estimated microwave power density at this farm was 20-200 picowatts/cm2; it was too low to be measured directly with the one instrument available.  (I hope to have a paper written on the farm investigation by March, 2004.)


Debate must go on


Christoffer Johansen (Danish cancer society) now says that mobile telephony is dangerous, but definitely not the masts! The government has decided that they will give money for research into 3G mobile telephony. The Danish Cancer Society has already said that they should have that money.

Of course I am happy that we achieved this result so fast, but.....The mobile telephone industry is even happier: Just keep those scientists busy with their research, and leave us in peace to built more masts.

Therefore the  debate has to go on:

1. The 3 G masts should be closed now and no more masts be built, until research has shown results

2. The ICNIRP standard has to be reviewed drastically

3. New lower safety standards for radiation also in Denmark

4. More research into 3G.

Find some new and convincing arguments

Sianette Kwee


Re: Sianette Kwee - 3G Debate in Denmark...

Congratulations on the coverage you are getting which is having a positive effect here as well.

As a result of the Dutch report media coverage over here has started again and we hope we can make the most of it as we already have people reporting ill health as a result of living near to 3G mobile phone masts/antennae only 6 months after they have been turned on.

After an inquiry from TV company for an "ill " contact the vast majority of my contacts refused to talk to the media because of fear of loss of value of their homes. They had decided they couldn’t win and are all moving ASAP!!

Fortunately I had one very brave lady who has done a number of newspaper interviews and also a TV interview coming up next week. The illnesses reported go beyond the findings of the Dutch report with rashes lethargy disorientation and also oral cysts and ulcers. I don’t expect they will sit up and take notice but its a bit more coverage and hopefully it will get more people coming forward to us to report their illnesses - maybe it will make some people put 2 an 2 together about their illnesses.

There is now a national health survey (download from our website) which we are supporting however unsurprisingly it has no financial funding and relies on local campaigns doing lots of legwork. Still a step in the right direction we hope.

Keep up the good work and know that we too are battling away.


Lisa Oldham. Director - Mast Sanity UK


Influence of High-frequency Electromagnetic Radiation at Non-thermal Intensities on the Human Body (A review of work by Russian and Ukrainian researchers al_intensities.pdf



Dose-effect relationship of electromagnetic field strengths (“handset-like” GSM signal) on sleep and sleep EEG


Examination of the Effects of Low Frequency Cell Phone Emissions on EEG-Recorded Brain Electrical Activity

Informant: Reinhard Rueckemann


Mobile Phone Law 'Confuses Drivers


As in the UK, Australian drivers also seem to be greatly unaware of the restrictions on using their mobile phones while driving. To bad those zillions of speed cameras on Australian roads cannot be retrofitted to photo mobile phone users as well!

Don Maisch

Mobile Phone Law 'Confuses Drivers''

UK AOL News 19 October 2003

AROUND a third of motorists are confused about, or unaware of, a new law governing the use of mobile phones. From the beginning of December, new legislation will come into effect making it illegal to hold a mobile phone while driving.

Research from the RAC showed one fifth of the motorists who were aware of the change in the law were wrong in their knowledge of what the new law would comprise.

For example: one per cent of motorists thought that using a hand-held mobile would still be legal; three per cent thought that cradling the phone between your shoulder and your ear would be legal; 15 per cent thought that investing in a simple ear-piece and wire attached to the back of your phone would be legal: and 14 per cent thought that an outright ban of mobile phone use behind the wheel was due to be introduced.

Of those motorists who were aware of the impending law change and had no current hands-free equipment, 20 per cent said that the law change would stop them using their phone entirely.

In addition five per cent said they intended to do nothing about it, but would continue to use their mobile phone illegally. This could result in a fixed penalty of £30 or a fine on conviction of up to £1,000 for such "hardcore" offenders.

A further 16 per cent intended to invest in an ear-piece and wire device, not realising that this will also be illegal after December 1 if you need to handle the phone at any point to operate it.

More than 60 per cent were planning to invest in equipment such as a "Bluetooth" wireless kit or a cradle-mounted hands-free kit that attaches to the dashboard.

RAC spokeswoman Rebecca Bell said: "Our research makes worrying reading and suggests that further explicit guidance is required to ensure that motorists know what they will face when the law changes in December.

"It's estimated that 500,000 motorists are on the phone in their cars at any one time. By our estimation, a good proportion of them - as many as 33 per cent - will deliberately or inadvertently continue to break the law when the use of hand-held phones is prohibited."

The RAC recommends that if you do need to use a phone while in your vehicle that you only do so with a fully-fitted car kit and keep call-making to a minimum.


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