Wireless and sleep problems

Radiofrequency radiation affected sleep quality in an exposed population, according to a new study from Switzerland.

T Abelin and colleagues conducted two surveys on the population surrounding the Swiss radiotransmitter at Schwarzenburg when it was both operational and not operational.

Information for the study came from surveys of 400 adults living near the transmitter and 2621 measurements of magnetic fields in 56 locations.

“In both surveys, prevalence of difficulties of falling asleep and in particular, maintaining sleep, increased with increasing radio frequency electromagnetic field exposure. Sleep quality improved after interruption of exposure.”

(Abelin, T et al, Somnologie 9(4): 203-209, 2005)

from 'EMR and Health' Mar 2006, vol 2 no 1