Radiation Risks


Radiation risks

Here are some updates on the risks of wireless radiation and how authorities in Holland and China have responded.

DNA damage

More evidence that wireless radiation damages genes, comes from Professor Henry Lai, from the University of Washington in a paper published last month.

Lai analysed relevant studies and found that 66% of wireless studies and 79% of studies on power-frequency and static fields showed harmful genetic effects. These included breaks in DNA, the formation of micronuclei and changes to chromosomes.

Lai found that many studies showed that exposure altered the expression of genes, especially genes related to stress and protecting the cells from environmental damage. He also showed that electromagnetic fields can have a synergistic effect with other environmental compounds.

Lai explained that the effects that have been observed depend, not just on the type of organism exposed and the length of exposure, but the characteristics of the exposure, such as frequency, wave-form and intensity of exposure.

Lai, H, ‘Genetic effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic fields, ‘Electromagn Biol Med, Feb 4, 1-20, 2021; https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15368378.2021.1881866

Dutch legal decision

A Dutch court has found that low levels of radiation from a mobile phone base station could potentially harm health.

In a judgement delivered on 18 December 2020 in the district Court of Gelderland, the judge found in favour of a plaintiff who opposed the construction of a 40-metre transmitter approximately 500 metres from his home that had been approved by the local council.

The judgement stated, ‘In the opinion of the court, considering all arguments, with reference to scientific literature, it cannot be ruled out that there are increased health risks even at a field strength lower than 1 V / m, and thus also in the plaintiff's case. The court therefore classifies the plaintiff as an interested party. The appeal is well-founded.’

Case number AWB - 19 _ 2184; https://uitspraken.rechtspraak.nl/inziendocument?id=ECLI:NL:RBGEL:2020:6699 (in Dutch)

China says no to mobiles in schools

The Chinese Ministry of Education has banned mobile phones from schools.

In a directive issued in early February, the government forbade the use of mobile phones in classrooms or school grounds by students of all ages in order to prevent internet addiction and to protect students’ eyesight.

Only students with special needs may bring mobile phones to school and then must surrender them to a teacher.

The Ministry has also banned teachers from setting students homework on their phones and asked schools to install payphones for students’ use.



What you can do

Reduce your use of wireless devices:

  • Measure and reduce your exposure to wireless radiation and power-frequency fields with our Home Test Kit.


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