Exposure to the continuous wavesignal increased ratings of headache in all participants, fatigue in non-sensitive participants and difficulty concentrating in sensitive participants. Paradoxically, exposure reduced sensations of itching in sensitive participants. These effects were not observed in the condition with 16 Hzpulsing (TETRA-like), except for those relating to concentration. Statistical analysis (multiple comparisons) removed most significant effects, but not those relating to itch. Neither sensitive nor non-sensitive participants could discriminate between the exposures during the experiment, nor could they tell which session was most likely to have been sham exposure or which was most likely to have been TETRA. In conclusion, these data suggest that exposure to TETRA signals is not responsible for symptoms reported by some users, although exposure to a continuous wavesignal may affect symptoms.
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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.