Health Impacts of Radiofrequency Exposure From Mobile Phones and Their Transmitter Base Stations.

  • CU Eze
  • AO Okaro
Keywords: Mobile phones, Transmitter base stations, RF radiation, Radiobiology.

Abstract

The widespread use of mobile phones and indiscriminate siting of transmitter base stations near residential buildings in our environment may have serious health impacts. This report attempts to investigate
the possible health risks associated with radiofrequency (RF) exposure from mobile phones and their transmitter base stations. A literature review by internet browsing, Medline and manual search was carried out.
There are epidemiological evidences showing that low intensity pulsed radiation from mobile phones and base station antennae have serious health impacts. However, there are few independent replications of some of these effects at present. There is also poor information about mechanisms of radiation interactions, dosimetry issues and dose response effects. The global system of mobile communication (GSM) has public health implications. Exposures should be kept as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA).
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