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# Posted: 25 Feb 2009 20:29

Worried about your childs lung development?



If I had children I would be blocking roads, not worrying about phone masts.

# Posted: 26 Feb 2009 13:48


Here we go again with one of those "because A carries a risk then you should just stop worrying about B" arguments.
Many activities carry environmental risks and my above statement is not intended to downplay risks from car air pollution. On this website we focus on the health impacts of wireless technology. If you want to specifically discuss air polution from cars, then please find another forum for that.

But wait, actually, there is a possible connection between emissions from mobile-phone masts and respiratory problems: electrical fields charge tiny particles and bacteria in the air so that they stick to the inside of your lungs.

The Independent ran an article on this in 2007:

excerpts from article:

The research, by scientists at Imperial College London, provides academic backing for one of the more controversial claims of campaigners against the thickening electro-smog from sources such as mobile phones and their masts, Wi-Fi systems and household electrical devices.

The scientists believe that there should now be research into whether electromagnetic radiation from sources such as mobile phone masts and Wi-Fi systems has the same effect.

Suspicion that electrical fields cause respiratory illness dates back to the 1950s when it was found that placing asthmatics in areas with low electrical fields got rid of their symptoms. As the amount of electro-smog has multiplied many fold since then, campaigners have increasingly insisted that it causes a wide range of ailments, from respiratory diseases to difficulties in concentrating, from sleeplessness to cancer.

The research by Imperial College's Centre for Environmental Policy – which will be published in the August issue of the journal Atmospheric Environment – provides powerful evidence of how respiratory diseases may be caused.

The scientists found that the electrical fields given off by a wide variety of household items, including computers, televisions, cookers, lamps and even wiring, charge minuscule particles in the air such as viruses, bacteria, allergens and highly toxic pollutants.

Because they are so tiny – less than 80 times the thickness of a human hair – they are constantly airborne and so are being breathed in all the time. The electrical charge makes them stick to the tissue of the lungs and respiratory tract, causing infection and increasing the impact on the body

# Posted: 26 Feb 2009 14:32

From memory, most of these are issues with powerfrequency as opposed to radiofrequency fields.

This is the corona ion work that Denis (Henshaw, Bristol) and his team have been working on for over a decade. It also is a leading possibility of the increase in long distance (500m+) effects from powerlines found in the Draper study.

I haven't seen a great deal of work on this with RF though?

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