Epidemiological study (observational study)

The Microwave Syndrome: A Preliminary Study in Spain.

Published in: Electromagn Biol Med 2003; 22 (2-3): 161-169

Aim of study (acc. to author)

A health survey was carried out in Murcia, Spain to evaluate the microwave syndrome in the vicinity of a cellular phone base station.

Endpoint/type of risk estimation

Type of risk estimation:
  • prevalence



Exposure groups

Group 1 average power density (distance < 150 m): 0.11 µW/cm²
Group 2 average power density (distance > 250 m): 0.01 µW/cm²


  • Group:
    • men
    • women
  • Age: ≥ 15 yr
  • Characteristics: inhabitants of La Nora
  • Observation period: January 2001
  • Study location: Spain (La Nora)
  • Exclusion criteria: deep psychological or neurological disease

Study size

Total 1,900
Participants 101
Statistical analysis method:
  • regression method

Conclusion (acc. to author)

The results showed significant correlation between reported severity of the symptoms and the measured power density.

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