Nigerian Quarterly Journal of Hospital Medicine

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Health Impacts Of Radiofrequency Exposure From Mobile Phone And Their Transmitter Base Stations.

C U Eze, A O Okaro


Background: The widespread use of mobile phones and indiscriminate siting of transmitter base stations near residential buildings in our environment may have serious health impacts.

Objective: To investigate the possible health risks associated with radiofrequency (RF) exposure from mobile phones and other transmitter base stations.

Methods: A literature review by internet browsing, medline and their transmitter base stations.

Results: There are epidemiological evidences showing that low intensity pulse 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.

Conclusion: The global system of mobile communication (GSM) have public health implications. Exposures should be kept as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA).

Keywords: Mobile phones, Transmitter base stations, RF radiation, Radiology

NQJHM Vol. 16 (1) 2005: pp. 20-24
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