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Horst Eger & Manfred Jahn Study Feb 2010

This study shows a significantly increased health risk in the vicinity of cell phone base stations and underscored the inadequacy of the currently accepted exposure limits:

Horst Eger and Manfred Jahn:  "Spezifische Symptome und Mobilfunkstrahlung in Selbitz (Bayern) – Evidenz für eine Dosiswirkungsbeziehung" ("Specific Health Symptoms and Cell Phone Radiation in Selbitz (Bavaria, Germany)—Evidence of a Dose-Response Relationship"), published in umwelt·medizin·gesellschaft, Feb. 2010, pages 130-139. The publishers of the journal have affirmed that this study was a peer-reviewed by members of their scientific board.  This study is now available in English.*

In this Jan. 2009 health survey, 251 respondents residing near wireless transmitters located on a building completed a questionnaire about their health.  Participants were then classified into groups: those living 100 m, 200 m, 300 m and 400 m from the cell phone base station, and a control group living beyond 4oo m.  The study found significant relationships between exposure levels and symptoms.  Those receiving higher exposure levels (living closer to the wireless facility) reported more symptoms.  Symptoms included: sleep problems, depression, cerebral symptoms, infections, skin problems, cardiovascular problems, joint problems, problems of the visual and auditory system, hormone system and gastrointestinal tract.  In their discussion, the authors cited and reviewed several national and international studies of military, occupational and civilian populations done since the 1960s that reported similar findings to theirs.  Other findings and conclusions:
  • This work provides a protocol for surveys of medical practitioners and municipality administrations to estimate possible health effects of mobile telephone basic stations situated near population residents.
  • A clearly increasing incidence of disease is already taking place far below legally binding exposure guideline limits.
  • From a legal perspective, it should be noted here that the current exposure limit regulations basically do not provide sufficient protection against health risks.
  • It is a physician’s responsibility—not bound by directives—to work towards the preservation of the natural basis of life regarding human health.  As representatives of public health agencies, state offices such as the Public Health Department, the State Office for the Environment, and the Bavarian Ministry of the Environment as well as higher-ranking government levels such as the Federal Ministry of the Environment and the European Union are invited to specify the cause of this possible slow poisoning.
English Version of Original Study: to view/download, click Eger Jahn "Attachments" at bottom of this page; study was translated by Katharina Gustavs.

Original abstract (English/German): http://www.umg-verlag.de/umwelt-medizin-gesellschaft/210_ej_z.pdf

Original Study in German: http://www.avaate.org/IMG/pdf/Eger_Jahn_Selbitz_Studie_gesamt_umg_2_2010.pdf

Thanks to Next-Up in France for providing these French and Spanish condensed summaries: 
      • French version: click here
      • Spanish version: click here
Also, view/download "Attachment" below: "Reduction of Electrosmog in Wireless Local Networks" patent filed by Swisscom (telecom company) acknowledging increased cancer risk and DNA damage, referenced in Drs. Eger & Jahn's study.  Thank you to Dr. Eger for providing this copy.

*Special thanks to: Dr. Horst Eger and Dr. Manfred Jahn and the publisher for making this English translation possible; Ms. Katharina Gustavs for her English translation; Nancy Evans for recommending Katharina Gustavs translate this important study.  (Thank you, Drs. Eger and Jahn, for sending us this English version to share with our local officials here in Burbank, California, and allowing us to extend your study's reach to other English-language readers around the globe.)


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