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Electro-pollution - Safety Values Comparison

Compare and be amazed at what ranges of 'safety' politics and science can come up with.

High Frequency Electro-Magnetic Radiation
Exposure values, measurements, biological effects.


           NanoWatts/ cm2      Volt/m       Standards, Measurements, and Health Effects

                        1,000,000                     61           German limit (2000 MHz, e.g. 3G network
                           900,000                     58            German limit (1800 MHz, e.g. GSM network)
                           450,000                     42            German limit (other digital networks)
                              85,000                     18           exposure at head when using mobile phone
                              44,000                     13           exposure 30 cm from cordless phone (DECT)
                              24,000                     10          
Opening of blood/brain barrier and neuron damage in rats
                              16,000                       7.7         50 cm from cordless phone, 15 cm from notebook wlan card
                              13,294                       7.1         60 cm from mobile phone in bus
                              10,000                       6.1         Swiss limit (GSM)
                                                                                                                   Russia and China (total HF exposure)
                                                                                                                   
Changes in brain hippocampus (Belokrinitsky 1982)
                                                                                                                   Increased number of micro-nuclei (DNA anomaly, Garaj-Vrhovac 1999)

                                 7,140                       5.2          1.3 m from mobile phone in bus
                                 5,000                       4.3          3 m from mobile phone
                                                                                                                   Diminishing effect on nervous system activity (Dumansky 1974)
                                 4,500                       4.1          Swiss limit (other microwave networks)
                                 4,000                       3.8         
delayed visual responses in children, lowered memory functions (Chiang 1989)
                                 2,000                       2.7           Russia, former limit
                                                                                                                    Impact on ion channels in cells (D'Inzeo 1988)
                                 1,330                       2.2            3.3 m from mobile phone (EM Institute 2003)
                                                                                                                   
Doubling of leukaemia rate in adults (Dolk 1997)
                                 1,100                       2.1           Cordless phone at 1.5 m
                                     400                      1.2            Notebook at 35 cm 
                                     250                      0.97          Exposure next to wireless access point at work 
                                     200                      0.86                                         
Doubling of leukaemia rate in children ( Hocking 1996)
                                     160                      0.77          Cordless phone at 5 m
                                                                                                             
Infertility in mice after 5 generations (Magras and Xenos 1997)
                                                                                                              Motoric, attention and memory disturbances in children (Kolodynsky 1996)

                                      100                      0.61         Salzburg Proposal for safe value (1998, for GSM)
                                                                                                             
Change in EEG pattern (v. Klitzing 1994)
                                                                                                             Immune system irritation ( Bruvere 1998)

                                       80                       0.55                                    Impact on calcium ion exchange in cells (Schwartz 1990)
                           above 42          above 0.4                                       
Chromosome breakage in cow erythrocytes increased six times
                                       20                       0.27           Significantly increased cancer risk in children (Selvin 1992)
                                          1                      0.061         Salzburg Proposal for safe value (2002, GSM, outdoors)
                                           0.4                  0.038                                 Significant reduction in sleep quality (Altpeter 1996, Abelin 1998)
                                           0.1                  0.02           Salzburg Proposal for safe value (2002, GSM, indoors)
                                           0.01                0.0061       Salzburg Proposal for safe value (Cordless DECT phones, indoors)
                                           0.0001           0.00061     GSM mobiles are fully functional at this level !