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A three-year study into the possible short-term health effects of mobile base stations has found that base stations are not associated with ill health.

Some people have claimed that mobile phone masts cause symptoms like anxiety, fatigue and nausea.

The investigation took place at the Electromagnetics and Health Laboratory at the University of Essex, established three years ago, with a multi-disciplinary team including cognitive psychologists, electronic and biomedical engineers and a doctor.

Using a group of 'sensitive' individuals (44 people) and a control group (114 people), the study found that, in double-blind conditions (where neither the testers nor the tested knew whether the signal was on or off), the sensitive group reported increased symptoms regardless of whether a 3G or GSM signal was on or off.

This led the researchers to conclude that any physiological responses were unrelated to the signals...
http://networks.silicon.com/mobile/0...9167956,00.htm
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"short-term health effects" Who cares if you grow that tuma in the long term?
    
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Check the sponsers of the study.
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'sensitive' individuals = psychosomatics

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Erm.....we all knew this already

It's just the grandma down the street that always complains.

She's ill because she's old. Not because of these damn masts

Seriously, this was just another thing for people to moan about. They never were an issue.
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'sensitive' individuals = psychosomatics

lawl.
My thoughts exactly.
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Don't people worry about long term effects more than short term effects? This is just biased 'propaganda'.
    
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Don't people worry about long term effects more than short term effects? This is just biased 'propaganda'.
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I wrote on essay for high school about having one of these built on school grounds. The companies can build them in a small open space and then the school gets a nice fat check. Good for everyone. All the research I did said that it was safe. In the end the phone company built on the public school 10 miles away . I lose.
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