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  • Magnetic fields, cancer and train drivers

    Scientists analysed health records of Swiss railway workers. They found, not only exposure to high magnetic fields, but also higher-than-normal rates of myeloid leukemia and Hodgkin’s lymphoma/Hodgkin’s disease. Magnetic fields are generated by the flow of electricity and are present wherever electrical equipment, power lines, meter boxes and electrical wiring are found.
  • Mobile phone-cancer study

    A major, $25 million US study has found an increased risk of cancer in rats exposed to mobile phone radiation over a two-year period. The 25,00 rats, exposed for nine hours a day to 900 and 1900 MHz mobile phone signals, developed increased rates of gliomas and schwannomas of the heart.
  • Mobiles and ADHD

    Smart phones are contributing to symptoms of ADHD, according to a study from the University of British Columbia. Scientists asked volunteers to reduce their use of a mobile phone one one occasion and to use their phones as normal on another and then asked them to perform a battery of tests. They found that the more frequently people were interrupted by their mobile phones, the less attentive they became and the more hyperactive.
  • Mobile-cancer link firmed

    The results of a ten-year research project by the US National Toxicology Program (NTP) have shown that mobile phone radiation increased cancer rates in animals. The program was undertaken to test the idea that mobile phone radiation did not cause health problems. The reverse was, in fact, found. The scientists exposed rats to radiation from GSM and CDMA mobile phones over a two-year period.
  • Smart phones and ipads affect memory

    Using wireless devices such as smart phones and ipads had a negative effect on memory and learning in a study which has implications for wireless classrooms. The research, conducted by Professor Geoff Kaurman, found that people absorbed information more effectively from printouts than from the screen.
  • Mobile phone symptoms

    Researchers from India conducted a survey of mobile phone use and symptoms in a town called Kottakuppam. Their results, published in January, show that users experienced a range of uncomfortable symptoms, including headaches, earaches, tinnitus, sore fingers and restlessness, fatigue, eye problems, sleep problems and hypertension. 
  • EMF and testosterone

    Workers exposed to high magnetic fields in a power plant had reduced levels of testosterone and this could affect their reproductive function, said researchers.
  • The spine an antenna

    The spinal cord acts like an antenna to receive electromagnetic fields, according to researchers from California. From their modelling, the scientists concluded that the spinal cord conducts external fields, with maximum effect observed in the FM radio band at approximately 100 MHz. At that frequency, the internal fields were sufficiently strong to potentially affect the central nervous system and breach the blood-brain-barrier.
  • Infertility

    A study just published in the Journal of Impotence Research has found that mobile phone radiation damages sperm potentially contributing to infertility. The researchers studied a group of 286 men attending an infertility clinic, who had normal or slightly reduced semen concentration levels. They found that men who used a mobile phone for more than ten years had DNA damage which could reduce their ability to father children. 
  • Wireless radiation, vitamin D and autoimmune diseases

    Wireless radiation could be contributing to the symptoms of autoimmune, says Professor Trevor Marshall. In his presentation the 10th International Congress on Autoimmunity in Leipzig on April 7, Professor Marshall referred to conditions of Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, from which many people with electromagnetic hypersensitivity suffer. According to Professor Martin Pall, these three conditions may have a common mechanism of action.
  • Magnetic fields and power lines

    Here's lovely feedback from a customer wondering whether to purchase a home near a high voltage power line and who hired our magnetic field meter to measure the fields from the line. 'Brilliant! Well worth the cost of hiring. Very helpful in helping us to decide on buying a house near an electricity stancheon. 
  • Wearable fitness devices

    They're supposed to improve fitness and health, but here's a case where a wearable fitness device actually worsened the wearer's health. In 2014 a lady from Queensland bought a fitness armband with wireless function, designed to track the number of steps she took each day, and wore it continually, only taking it off once a week to charge it. Soon after, she developed serious problems.