Health effects of living near mobile phone base transceiver station (BTS) antennae: a report from Isfahan, Iran. (RETRACTED)
Published in: Electromagn Biol Med 2014; 33 (3): 206-210
Aim of study (acc. to author)
Endpoint/type of risk estimation
symptoms of discomfort: headaches, fatigue, depressive tendencies, irritability, feeling of discomfort, loss of appetite, nausea, memory loss, visual disturbances, hearing disturbances, dizziness, cardiovascular problems, lowering of libido, nervousness
sleep disturbances Exposure
Reference group 1
distance between residence and base station: > 300 m
distance between residence and base station: ≤ 300 m
distance between residence and base station: < 10 m
distance between residence and base station: 10 - 50 m
distance between residence and base station: 50 - 100 m
distance between residence and base station: 100 - 200 m
distance between residence and base station: 200 - 300 m
≥ 18 years
residents have been living for more than one year near a base station
October 2012 - November 2012
living near transformers (≤ 10 m) and/or power lines (≤ 100 m)
Statistical analysis method:
Conclusion (acc. to author)
Study funded by
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