Three-year study shows phone masts 'safe'

A three-year study into the possible short-term health effects of mobile base stations has found that base stations are not associated with ill health.

Some people have claimed that mobile phone masts cause symptoms like anxiety, fatigue and nausea.

The investigation took place at the Electromagnetics and Health Laboratory at the University of Essex, established three years ago, with a multi-disciplinary team including cognitive psychologists, electronic and biomedical engineers and a doctor.

Using a group of 'sensitive' individuals (44 people) and a control group (114 people), the study found that, in double-blind conditions (where neither the testers nor the tested knew whether the signal was on or off), the sensitive group reported increased symptoms regardless of whether a 3G or GSM signal was on or off.

This led the researchers to conclude that any physiological responses were unrelated to the signals.

Principal investigator Professor Elaine Fox said on Wednesday: "It is clear that sensitive individuals are suffering real symptoms and often have a poor quality of life. It is now important to determine what other factors could be causing these symptoms, so appropriate research studies and treatment strategies can be developed."

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I saw a response on the news stating that the sufferers from EM where removed from the survey, so if you remove the people that do suffer from problems, then of course your going to get the answer you want. I live with 60 to 100 masts and microwave dishes on my roof, about 8 to 10 feet away from me and I'm not schizophrenic so blaming that is not really an option. If there so safe why did the people who fitted them say nothing would get the to live here, there isn't enough money in the world to get them to do that. That says everything in my opinion.

99% of these dopes are just out for the money in lawsuits. If they "think" the towers cause them
problems, their MIND will "make" them sick. I'm sure there are one or two people who can't handle
EMF, but I saw one where this lady pretty much lives in a Faraday cage! No microwave, no motors,
no TV, no computer...NOTHING. She says it makes her ill. Just happened a "few years ago".
Ok, what snake oil lawyer got a hold of her?

so this research company was funded by who? a subsidiary of who?

or is it a "government research project" funded by you know who?

At the end of the day I don't think much governments will complain if they find radiation from these phones because billion dollar taxes is worth more than lives.

I think we should all learn telekenisis and communicate. it's natural. lol

It was reserched and funded by the university of essex which is a respectible english university. If you still think that this was a fraud then please exit this country then join the USA which has plenty of non-democratic, bribable courts that will convieniently rule the way you think if you have enough money or enough "democratic" power.

Llamaman said,
It was reserched and funded by the university of essex which is a respectible english university. If you still think that this was a fraud then please exit this country then join the USA which has plenty of non-democratic, bribable courts that will convieniently rule the way you think if you have enough money or enough "democratic" power.

I was merely pointing out how big companies can sway the government decisions on things like this with either bribery or just the fact that they make so much revenue from taxes that they will gladly overlook it...or try to the results down with their own scientists.

Whilst I still have reservations as to their safety I do not find it surprising that most reported symptoms are actually psychosomatic (which seems to be the implication, even if not directly stated) - the mind is very powerful.