Cellphone Towers

Misleading Evidence

Lenteguer school

In Cape Town, cellphone towers are still being erected in school playgrounds and just a few metres away from the nearest homes. In 2010 it was widely reported that cellphone towers posed no risk – “Cellphone towers safe for kids” and “No link seen between cell phone towers, cancer: Children living nearby not at risk,…

Residents oppose cellphone mast

On Friday, 28 Nov 2014 about 120 people joined in protest against the erection of a cellphone tower immediately adjacent to homes with young children. Protestors lined both sides of Spaanschemat Ave from Strawberry Lane to Aloe Rd holding yellow and blue banners reading “NO TO MTN MAST” while the majority congregated outside the residence of…

Health effects of living near mobile phone base transceiver station antennae

Results: The results showed that most of the symptoms such as nausea, headache, dizziness, irritability, discomfort, nervousness, depression, sleep disturbance, memory loss and lowering of libido were statistically significant in the inhabitants living near the BTS antenna (<300 m distances) compared to those living far from the BTS antenna (>300 m). Method: A cross-sectional study on 250…

MTN Street Lights Towers

Mobile-tower

MTN has started deploying antennas on street light poles, the network announced in a press release on Tuesday, 19 August 2014. It has also been erecting “purpose-built pole masts with zero visual impact” around west and northern Johannesburg to improve network coverage and quality. News of MTN using street poles as cellular towers comes after…

The Biological Effects of Weak Electromagnetic Fields: Problems and solutions

In this article, Dr Andrew Goldsworthy (a retired engineering lecturer from Imperial College London) explains how weak electromagnetic fields from cell phones, cordless phones and WiFi can have serious effects on our health. These include damage to glands resulting in obesity and related disorders, chronic fatigue, autism, increases in allergies and multiple chemical sensitivities, early…