85 inhabitants living nearby the mobile phonebase stationantenna (in Menoufiya governorate, Egypt) were investigated: 37 were living in a building under the antenna while 48 opposite the base station. A control group of 80 participants were matched with the exposure group for age, sex, occupation and educational level. None of the participants was informed about the purpose of the study (before the study).
The average exposure time was 8 h for employees and 15 h for inhabitants of the buildings. The statements concerning the locations of these groups (in the buildings underneath or opposite the antennas) are contradictory.
The latest measurements (3-5 points per antenna) were made in the year 2000, whereas the tests were performed in 2003. It was expected that the exposure levels were higher at that time. No data were available for the buildings across the street nor for the control building.
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Does short-term exposure to mobile phone base station signals increase symptoms in individuals who report sensitivity to electromagnetic fields? A double-blind randomized provocation study.
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