Data based interview and risk assessment
In a remote part of a town in Westphalia, from 2000 to 2007 the cancer incidence
within a 400-metre radius of a mobile telephone transmitting station was ascertained by a
door-to-door survey. The data based on interviews with 575 inhabitants showed a
statistically significant raise of the cancer incidence five years after the transmitting
station had been started.
Owing to the fact that the concerns of health risks
due to mobile telephone transmitting systems have maximum priority for the German
government, the intention of this survey, which has been made without outside financial
support, follows the target in order to provide preliminary information about the real
risk situation of the population living near a transmitting station.
This risk situation can be ascertained by simple
Authors: Dr. med. Horst Eger, Ärztlicher
Qualitätszirkel "Elektromagnetische Felder in der Medizin - Diagnostik, Therapie,
Umwelt" (QZ-Nr. 65143, Bayer. Landesärztekammer), Naila; Correspondenzauthor: Frank
Neppe, Brieger Straße 13, D-58640 Iserlohn-Hennen, E-Mail: email@example.com.
The complete cancerstudy appeared in the magazine
Umwelt-Medizin-Gesellschaft I/2009: download (only
in German available)
References: electrosmog, mobilephone,