Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Wi-Fi Decreases Human Sperm Motility And Increases Sperm DNA Fragmentation

Immunohistopathologic Demonstration Of Deleterious Effects on Growing Rat Testes of Radiofrequency Waves Emitted from Conventional Wi-Fi Devices.

OBJECTIVE: To investigate effects on rat testes of radiofrequency radiation emitted from indoor Wi-Fi Internet access devices using 802.11.g wireless standards.
RESULTS: We observed significant increases in serum 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine levels and 8-hydroxyguanosine staining in the testes of the experimental group indicating 
DNA damage due to exposure (p < 0.05). We also found decreased levels of catalase and glutathione peroxidase activity in the experimental group, which may have been due to radiofrequency effects on enzyme activity (p < 0.05).
CONCLUSIONS: These findings raise questions about the safety of radiofrequency exposure from Wi-Fi Internet access devices for growing organisms of reproductive age, with a 
potential effect on both fertility and the integrity of germ cells.

Effects of exposure to 2.45 GHZ microwave radiation on male rat reproductive system.
"Conclusion: MW radiation exposures caused reduction in sperm counts and motility and increased the proportion of abnormal sperm cells and induced reduction in sperm count and motility while increasing the proportion of abnormal sperm cells."

Use Of Laptop Computers Connected To Internet Through Wi-Fi Decreases Human Sperm Motility And Increases Sperm DNA Fragmentation
Ex vivo exposure of human spermatozoa to a wireless internet-connected laptop decreased motility and induced DNA fragmentation by a nonthermal effect.”

Cell Phone Radiation on Human Sperm
University of California, Berkeley 2011
Eight of the nine original studies reported adverse effects...”  

Effects of Laptop Computers' Electromagnetic Field on Sperm Quality
...magnetic fields induced by laptop computers may decrease sperm count and sperm motility, ultimately affecting male reproductive capabilities. It is advisable to limit the time these devices are used in a laptop position."

Mobile Phone Mast Effects on Common Frog (Rana temporaria) Tadpoles: The City Turned into a Laboratory
In the exposed group, low coordination of movements, an asynchronous growth, resulting in both big and small tadpoles, and a high mortality (90%) was observed. Regarding the control group (n ¼ 70) under the same conditions but inside a Faraday cage, the coordination of movements was normal, the development was synchronous, and a mortality of 4.2% was obtained.”

RF radiation-induced changes in the prenatal development of mice.
By: Magras IN, Xenos TD Published in: Bioelectromagnetics 1997; 18 (6): 455 - 461 
progressive decrease in the number of newborns per dam was found, which ended in irreversible infertility."

Analyzing The Health Impacts Of Modern Telecommunications Microwaves
The effect of cell death induction in the developing eggs of the exposed female insects, just like the corresponding effect on the reproductive capacity... evident for distances up to 100 cm (radiation intensities down to 1 μW/cm2).”

Lethal And Teratogenic Effects Of Long-Term Low-Intensity Radio Frequency Radiation At 428 Mhz On Developing Chick Embryo
"...for more than 20 days resulted in 
embryolethal and/or teratogenic effects and delayed hatching. These adverse biological effects were not due to any thermal effect of the RF radiation. We have demonstrated teratogenicity in the chick embryo as a result of protracted low-dose RF irradiation." http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/tera.1420430616/abstract "Almost one fourth of dead embryos in the radio frequency group occured within 10 days after incubation and the rest was due to death within the eggshell following inability to hatch... A functional abnormality consisting of creeping movement and inability to stand was found in 89% of exposed embryos, but not in the control group. "http://www.emf-portal.de/viewer.php?aid=2803&sid=aa7d205836c733391828675f0d64d4ae&sform=6&pag_idx=130&l=e 

Possible Effects of Electromagnetic Fields from Phone Masts on a Population of White Stork (Ciconia ciconia).
Balmori Alfonso (2005).  Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine, 24: 109-119
"Total productivity (number of young per couple, including nests with 0 chicks) for nests within 200m of the antenna was 0.86 (0.7 - 1.02), whereas productivity for nests further than 300m away was 1.6 (1.46- 1.74). Both were statistically significant, with a p value of 0.001. A large part of the difference here appears to be due to the likelihood of the couples in the nests near the mast (cell tower) not having any chicks: 40% of those within 200m had no chicks, whereas in the nests greater than 300m away only 3.3% did not have chicks! Odd behaviour was also noted in the storks, happening much more frequently the closer the nests were to the masts."

The Effects of Microwave emitted by Cellular Phones on Ovarian Follicles in Rats.
“The number of pups per delivery was significantly decreased in the exposure group compared to the control group. The data showed that in the pups of the exposed group, the number of follicles was significantly lower than that in the control group. The decreased number of follicles in pups exposed to mobile phone microwaves suggest that intrauterine exposure has toxic effects on ovaries.“

Effects of 2.45 GHz microwaves on meiotic chromosomes of male CBA/CAY mice.
"The findings are interpreted to indicate interference with normal spermatogenesis during the exposure period."

Effects of microwave at 2.45 GHz radiations on reproductive system of male rats.
"Chronic exposure to these radiations produced formation of apoptotic cells in testis. In addition, a significant decrease in the levels of GPx, and SOD activities as well as an increase in CAT activity was observed in the exposed group. These results indicate that a low level exposure of microwave radiations exerts a negative impact on male reproductive system function."

Biological Effects of Mobile Phone Electromagnetic Field on Chick Embryo (risk assessment using the mortality rate)
"Chicken embryos were exposed to EMF from GSM mobile phone during the embryonic development (21 days). As a result the 
embryo mortality rate in the incubation period increased to 75% (versus 16% in control group)."http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14658287

Pathophysiology of cell phone radiation- Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology 2009

Effects from cellular phones on human ejaculated semen- Reproductive Medicine, 2009

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Health Canada calling Parents to Reduce Children's exposure to Radiofrequency

Health Canada's Warning on October 4, 2011

"Health Canada reminds cell phone users that they can take practical measures to reduce RF exposure. The department also encourages parents to reduce their children's RF exposure from cell phones since children are typically more sensitive to a variety of environmental agents. As well, there is currently a lack of scientific information regarding the potential health impacts of cell phones on children."

Psychophysiological Indicators for Child Users of Mobile Communication. Message 1: Present State of the Problem
N. I. Khorseva, Yu. G. Grigoriev, N. V. Gorbunova
Radiation Biology Radiation Ecology 2011; 51: 611-616
Psychophysiological Indicators for Child Users of Mobile Communication. Message 2: Results of Four-year Monitoring
N. I. Khorseva, Yu. G. Grigoriev, N. V. Gorbunova
Radiation Biology Radiation Ecology 2011; 51: 617-623

Professor Yury Grigoriev is Chairman of Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection, a member of the WHO’s International Advisory Committeeon “EMF and Health”.

"It has been shown that the children’s organism is more sensitive to this kind of exposure than the adult one. We have identified the following major trends of the psychophysiological indicators for child users of mobile communication: an increased number of phonemic perception disorders, abatement of efficiency, reduced indicators for the arbitrary and semantic memory, an increased fatigue. A steady decline of the parameters from high values to bottom standards has been found."

Cell phone use and behavioural problems in young children.
The results showed positive associations between cell phone use and behavourial problems in young children. The highest odds ratios for behavioural problems were for children who had both prenatal andpostnatal exposure to cell phones compared with children not exposed during either time period (OR 1.5, CI 1.4-1.7).
The findings of the previous study by 
Divan et al (2008) were replicated in a separate group of participants demonstrating that cell phone use was associated with behavioural problems at the age of 7 years inchildren. ”

Exposure to radio-frequency electromagnetic fields and behavioural problems in Bavarian children and adolescents.

An analysis of the behaviour subgroups showed an association between the highest exposure group and conduct problems for adolescents and for children.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Two New Studies on Wi-Fi

Effects Of Wi-Fi Signals On The P300 Component Of Event-Related Potentials During An Auditory Hayling Task
To the best of our knowledge, this is the first attempt to investigate the immediate effects of Wi-Fi signals upon brain operation, specifically on the P300 ERP component... As far as the different Hayling tasks are concerned, results show significantly decreased amplitude values for the response inhibition condition in a large area of the brain.”

Wi-Fi Electromagnetic Fields Exert Gender Related Alterations On EEG
It is concluded that Wi-Fi may influence normal physiology through changes in gender related cortical excitability as it is reflected by the alpha and beta EEG frequencies.

Greater Victoria Wi-Fi Update

Wi-Fi Position Statement by The Greater Victoria Teachers Association (GVTA)

Precautionary Approach to Wi-Fi Use in GVSD 61

The precautionary approach comes from the environmental movement and has been adopted as common practice in areas regarding potential environmental, ecological or biodiversity damage. It suggests that the lack of significant evidence is not enough of a reason to be unconcerned. The fact that many other countries have instituted regulations to protect children, seniors, pregnant women and other susceptible populations should be the guide for a District policy on Wi-Fi installation and use in the

The GVTA suggests:

1. The blanket approach to Wi-Fi coverage needs to be amended.
2. Wi-Fi free zones should be available in schools for those people who appear to be affected by EMRs and/or EMF.

3. Staff approaching the Health and Safety Representative with concerns or reporting to be ‘electrically hypersensitive’ should be advised to:
keep a record of any adverse health effects they consider to be caused by exposure to Wi-Fi/WLAN at work; and
report any adverse health effects and concerns to their GP.

4. The use of router stations that will shut down when not in use or no connection is established.

5. Strategic placement of the routers or only using them in places where they are needed most.

6. Use of routers that comply with international standards such as those used in Europe (Netherlands, Germany, and Switzerland for example).

7. Minimal or non-use within elementary schools.


Before any wireless networks can be set up within a worksite, a complete wireless survey needs to be conducted, so the issue is transparent and open.

Consider developing a policy and regulations governing the use of cell phones and other such devices that utilize Wi-Fi technology, similar to the policy developed by the National Association of Head Teachers in the UK. (Online Safety: a toolkit for early years settings. April 2010. Chpt. 5, Appendices 2)

Letter by The Victoria Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils

Re: Non-Ionizing Radiation in Schools

We have reviewed the information and recommendation published by the District WiFi committee. Not only do we find that the results of the committee’s work are inconclusive but we also believe that the issue to be addressed is larger than WiFi and includes all devices that emit non-ionizing radiation.

VCPAC will continue, starting with the research conducted by the District WiFi committee, and use our standard process for taking a formal position. This may include further research, presentation panels, fact sheets for our members, analysis, surveys, dialogue and debate.

One of VCPAC’s stated purposes is “to advocate for the rights and support the success of every student”. Some students have self-identified as being impacted adversely by non-ionizing radiation. We request that the Board ensures that their individual needs are addressed.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

World Health Organization labels wireless: “Possible Carcinogen”

Prime Minister of Canada urged to protect Canadians

Starting yesterday, microwave radiation from cell phones, cordless phones, W-Fi, smart meters and other wireless consumer devices and infrastructure is officially labeled by the World Health Organization to be a Possible Carcinogen, in the same category as Lead and DDT.


The Wireless Radiation Safety Council calls on Prime Minister Stephen Harper to exercise the strength of his new majority government and act swiftly to protect Canada’s children, as is happening elsewhere in accordance with the May 27, 2011 resolution of the Council of Europe. Further, we urge the Prime Minister to quickly call a meeting with all provincial Premiers and Territorial Leaders to develop a framework to safeguard the health of Canadians under provincial jurisdictions of public health, labour, and education.

In light of the reclassification of emissions from wireless devices as possible carcinogens, the Prime Minister must now require Health Canada and Industry Canada to review existing standards for cell phones and all wireless consumer devices, especially those exposing pregnant women, children and youth. These include: wireless toys; baby monitors; as well as Wi-Fi and other sources in schools, daycares, and all locations where pregnant women, children and youth are exposed, including colleges and universities. We also call on the Prime Minister to urgently adopt widespread and ongoing awareness campaigns for family doctors, parents, employers and all Canadians.

The Wireless Radiation Safety Council represents more than two-dozen local and provincial organizations across Canada, lobbying for change in national wireless radiation safety standards.



Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Council of Europe adopted New Resolutions on Wi-Fi and Cell Phones for Children and more

  • The Council of Europe  http://www.coe.int/aboutcoe/ index.asp?page=47pays1europe& l=en, appointed a parliamentary committee to study the effects of electromagnetic fields on the environment and human health. The committee's report summed up important and current information about electromagnetic fields and proposed specific resolutions regarding Wi-Fi, cellphones, children and more. This report takes into account the current World Health Organization standards and describes the reasoning of their findings and recommendations.
    The report and proposed resolutions were formally adopted at their Parliamentary Assembly on May 27, 2011.

    The official News Release:
    PACE (Parliamentary Assembly - Council of Europe) calls on governments to ‘take all reasonable measures’ to reduce exposure to electromagnetic fields - May 27, 2011
    The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), meeting in Kyiv at Standing Committee level, today called on European governments to “
    take all reasonable measures” to reduce exposure to electromagnetic fields, especially to radio frequencies from mobile phones, “and particularly the exposure to children and young people who seem to be most at risk from head tumours”.

    According to parliamentarians, governments should "
    for children in general, and particularly in schools and classrooms, give preference to wired Internet connections, and strictly regulate the use of mobile phones by schoolchildren on school premises”, and put in place information and awareness-raising campaigns on the risks of potentially harmful long-term biological effects on the environment and on human health, especially “targeting children, teenagers and young people of reproductive age”.

    Following the proposals of the rapporteur (Jean Huss, Luxembourg, SOC), the Assembly called on governments to provide information on potential health risks of DECT-type wireless telephones, baby monitors and other domestic appliances which emit continuous pulse waves, if all electrical equipment is left permanently on standby. They should, instead, recommend “the use of wired, fixed telephones at home or, failing that, models which do not permanently emit pulse waves”.

    Governments should “reconsider the scientific basis for the
    present electromagnetic fields exposure standards set by the International Commission on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection [followed by the WHO and Health Canada],which have serious limitations” and apply as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA) principles.

    The adopted resolution underlines the fact that “the
    precautionary principle should be applicable when scientific evaluation does not allow the risk to be determined with sufficient certainty” and stresses that “the issue of independence and credibility of scientific expertise is crucial” to achieve a transparent and balanced assessment of potential negative impacts on the environment and human health.
  • The Council of Europe is comprised of 47 countries and the European Parliament (EU) represents 27 countries. These two separate institutions of European leaders have examined the issue thoroughly and come to the same conclusion regarding the need to protect citizens from electromagnetic radiation.

    The new resolutions adopted by PACE are consistent with the two
    EU Parliament resolutions passed in 2008 and 2009, which highlighted the health risks of wireless technology (mobile phones, Wi-Fi / WiMAX, Bluetooth, DECT landline telephones), particularly to pregnant women, newborn babies and children.

    In addition, all (1) asserted that the safety standard set by the World Health Organization (which Health Canada follows) is not only inadequate
    but outdated; and (2) affirmed that electrosensitivity is a valid physical disability, and electrosensitive patients require special protection.

    The followings are the resolutions adopted by the European Parliament
    at near-unanimous votes (559-22 votes in 2009 and 522-16 votes in 2008):
    wireless technology (mobile phones, Wi-Fi / WiMAX, Bluetooth, DECT landline telephones) emits EMFs that may have adverse effects on human health... particularly to young people whose brains are still developing.
    "...the limits on exposure to electromagnetic fields which have been set for the general public are obsolete. They do not take account of developments in information and communication technologies or vulnerable groups, such as pregnant women, newborn babies and children."
    the EU Parliament "calls on the Member States to follow the example of Sweden and to recognize persons that suffer from electrohypersensitivity as being disabled so as to grant them adequate protection as well as equal opportunities."
    http://www.europarl.europa.eu/ oeil/FindByProcnum.do?lang=en& procnum=INI/2008/2211
    http://www.europarl.europa.eu/ oeil/FindByProcnum.do?lang=en& procnum=INI/2007/2252
    Some recent (May 2011) news on electromagnetic fields and health:
    Researchers Say New Studies Confirm Cell Phone Hazards
    Warning: Using A Mobile Phone While Pregnant Can Seriously Damage Your Baby
    Study Of 13,000 Children Exposes Link Between Use Of Handsets And Later Behavioural Problems
     The Precautionary Principle
    The Precautionary Principle is the international guideline for governments to deal with potential health crisis when consensus in science is not yet available. According to “The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) – 2005 World Commission on the Ethics of Scientific Knowledge and Technology", the Precautionary Principle is defined as: When human activities may lead to morally unacceptable harm that is scientifically plausible but uncertain, actions shall be taken to avoid or diminish that harm. Morally unacceptable harm refers to harm to humans or the environment that is - threatening to human life or health, or - serious and effectively irreversible, or - inequitable to present or future generations, or - imposed without adequate consideration of the human rights of those affected. Actions are interventions that are undertaken before harm occurs that seek to avoid or diminish the harm.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

At a Glance - The issue of Wi-Fi in School

Wi-Fi pulses 10 times per second, broadcasting 2.4 billion cycles of Microwave frequency per second into its surroundings. This frequency goes through walls and human bodies.

Health Canada allows this much Microwave Radiation:
1000 μW/cm2 (microwatts /cm2) based on how much the radiation heats up body tissue = They think it's good enough protection for citizens but there is very little data  about Children. They also have an error in their safety code omitting human frequency and human induction in their calculation.

China, Russia, and many countries in Europe recommend only this much Microwave Radiation: 0.0001-10 μW/cm2 (microwatts /cm2) based on discovered damages to cells and organs by the radiation even without heat, and the Precautionary Principle = Better protection for citizens and childrenhttp://goo.gl/4pzyE

Science - thousands of studies supporting each argument.

Our Choice: The Precautionary Principle 
Less radiation. Less health risks. Take the SAFER option for our Children. Computers can still function with Hardwired network. We don't want Wi-Fi in school. http://www.safeinschool.org/p/precautionary-principle.html

For Details: Please read The Frequently Asked Questions and other articles on this website.

No Wi-Fi in Sannich Elementary Schools

Saanich School District on Victoria Island has passed the use of technology policy at their board meeting, which included:

a. There will be
no Wi-Fi in elementary schools.
b. In middle and secondary schools, managed Wi-Fi environments may be in adult workplaces including staff rooms and offices as necessary.
Middle schools will have up to 25% coverage of student areas...  

Hats off to the Sannich Board of School Trustees for protecting the health of young children in action by taking the Precautionary Principle.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Wi-Fi: The Mini Cell Phone Tower

Is Wi-Fi safer than cell phone use?
"No. Unlike cell-phones, Wi-Fi base stations employ a beacon signal, which is continuously emitting a pulse-modulated microwave signal at full strength in a radius of about 300 feet. This beacon signal is comparable to exposure from a cell tower... Bombarding children, teachers and staff to this constant unknown risk exposure for 5 days a week, 6 hours a day, for years on end is irresponsible when the simple solution of a completely safe wired connection exists." (Citizens For Safe Technology – Victoria)

"...signal strength from a mobile phone base station where it reaches the ground (approximately 70 to 100 metres from the base station) is typically between 0.5 and 1.5 V/m, exactly the same as we measured in a WiFi classroom in a school in Norwich, and the same as found in the above calculations, and seems therefore to be very relevant. A quick survey of the literature looking very specifically into mobile phone base station epidemiology finds some statistically significant health effects[4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]... There is, in fact, very little research looking at base stations that has failed to find an effect. Also interesting is that many of the effects in the papers above (non-cancer effects) are those being reported in the anecdotal evidence from Wi-Fi exposure.

In essence then, there is sufficient evidence to warrant some degree of precaution regarding WiFi until research has been done very specifically into its effects. With dLAN systems and ordinary CAT5/6 wired networks offering better stability, bandwidth and security, there is simply no need for most homes, organisations and schools to switch to wireless networks, apart from the savings of the slight inconvenience in cables."

Submitted To Secretary, DOT (Dept of Telecommunication), Delhi, India
Prepared by Prof. Girish Kumar gkumar@ee.iitb.ac
Electrical Engineering Department IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumai – 400 076 - December 2010
Conclusion: "The seriousness of the health hazards due to radiation from the cell phones and cell towers has not been realized among the common man. Cell operators continue to claim that there are no health issues. Even organizations like WHO, ICNIRP, FCC, etc. have not recommended stricter safe radiation guidelines, whereas several countries have adopted radiation norms, which are 1/100th to 1/1000th of  these values based on their studies. Cell phone industry is becoming another cigarette industry, which kept claiming that smoking is not harmful and now there are millions of people around the world who have suffered from smoking. In fact, cell phone/tower radiation is worse than smoking; as one cannot see it or smell it, and its effect on health is noted after a long period of exposure. Therefore, majority of people tend to have casualness towards personal protection. Unfortunately, ignorance and non-awareness adds to this misery and all of us are absorbing this slow poison unknowingly. Even if people are aware of the radiation hazard, they may not have the choice to move away from it if the tower is installed near their office or residential building. In addition to the continuous radiation from cell towers, there is radiation from cell phones, wireless phones, computers, laptops, TV towers, FM towers, AM towers, microwave ovens, etc. We are exposed to all these radiations which are additive in nature. Hence, it is imperative that stricter radiation norms must be enforced by the policy makers. This does not mean that we have to stop living near these towers. We all know that automobiles create air pollution – have we stopped using them? Instead, solutions were found such asunleaded petrol, catalytic converters to reduce emission, CNG driven vehicles, hybrid vehicles,etc. If people in the mobile companies think there is no health hazard, then let them stand in frontof their own transmitting tower at 1m distance in the main beam for 6 hours – are they willing to take the risk? Similar effect will be there at 10m distance in about 600 hours (25 days). If mobile companies accept that radiation causes serious health problems, will people stop using cellphones? Not really, because the cell technology has its several advantages. However, thenresearchers/technocrats/entrepreneurs will come out with possible solutions, which may be expensive but that cannot be greater than the health risk faced by humans, birds, animals and environment."
(Note: Exposure limit in Canada is 1000μW/cm2, or 10W/m2)

 [4] - Abdel-Rassoul G, El-Fateh OA, Salem MA, Michael A, Farahat F, El-Batanouny M, Salem E (March 2007). "Neurobehavioral effects among inhabitants around mobile phone base stations". Neurotoxicology. 28(2):434-40 - [View Abstract]
" Inhabitants living nearby mobile phone base stations are at risk for developing neuropsychiatric problems and some changes in the performance of neurobehavioral functions either by facilitation or inhibition. So, revision of standard guidelines for public exposure to RER from mobile phone base station antennas and using of NBTB (neurobehavioral test battery) for regular assessment and early detection of biological effects among inhabitants around the stations are recommended." 

[5] - Yurekli AI, Ozkan M, Kalkan T, Saybasili H, Tuncel H, Atukeren P, Gumustas K, Seker S (2006). "GSM base station electromagnetic radiation and oxidative stress in rats". Electromagn Biol Med. ;25(3):177-88 - [View Abstract]
"When EM fields at a power density of 3.67 W/m2 (specific absorption rate = 11.3 mW/kg), which is well below current exposure limits, were applied, MDA (malondialdehyde - a marker for oxidative stress) level was found to increase and GSH (reduced glutathione, a major antioxidant) concentration was found to decrease significantly (p < 0.0001). Additionally, there was a less significant (p = 0.0190) increase in SOD (superoxide dismutase) activity (cell-repair) under EM exposure."

[6] - "Risk Evaluation of Potential Environmental Hazards From Low Frequency Electromagnetic Field Exposure Using Sensitive in vitro Methods". EU Programme, "Quality of Life and Management of Living Resources" - [View Foreword and Download Report]
"Genotoxic effects and a modified expression of numerous genes and proteins after EMF exposure could be demonstrated with great certainty, while effects on cell proliferation, cell differentiation and apoptosis (the process of programmed cell death) were much less conclusive. Since all these observations were made in in vitro studies, the results obtained neither preclude nor confirm a health risk due to EMF exposure, but they speak in favour of such a possibility."

[7] - Santini R, Santini P, Danze JM, Le Ruz P, Seigne M (July 2002). "Investigation on the health of people living near mobile telephone relay stations: I/Incidence according to distance and sex". Pathol Biol (Paris). 50(6):369-73 - [View Abstract]
"Women significantly more often than men (p < 0.05) complained of headache, nausea, loss of appetite, sleep disturbance, depression, discomfort and visual perturbations. This first study on symptoms experienced by people living in vicinity of base stations shows that, in view of radio protection, minimal distance of people from cellular phone base stations should not be < 300 m."

[8] - Santini R, Santini P, Danze JM, Le Ruz P, Seigne M (September 2003). "Symptoms experienced by people in vicinity of base stations: II/ Incidences of age, duration of exposure, location of subjects in relation to the antennas and other electromagnetic factors". Pathol Biol (Paris). 51(7):412-5 - [View Abstract]
"Our results show significant increase (p < 0.05) in relation with age of subjects (elder subjects are more sensitive) and also, that the facing location is the worst position for some symptoms studied, especially for distances till 100 m from base stations.
[9] - Balmori Alfonso (2005). "Possible Effects of Electromagnetic Fields from Phone Masts on a Population of White Stork (Ciconia ciconia)". Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine, 24: 109-119 - [View Summary and Download Report]
"Total productivity (number of young per couple, including nests with 0 chicks) for nests within 200m of the antenna was 0.86 (0.7 - 1.02), whereas productivity for nests further than 300m away was 1.6 (1.46 - 1.74). Both were statistically significant, with a p value of 0.001.
A large part of the difference here appears to be due to the likelihood of the couples in the nests near the mast (cell tower) not having any chicks: 40% of those within 200m had no chicks, whereas in the nests greater than 300m away only 3.3% did not have chicks!
Odd behaviour was also noted in the storks, happening much more frequently the closer the nests were to the masts."

[10] - Wolf R, Wolf D (April 2004). "Increased incidence of cancer near a cell-phone transmitter station". International Journal of Cancer Prevention Vol1, No2, - [Download Report]
"The measured level of RF radiation (power density) in the area was low; far below the current guidelines based on the thermal effects of RF exposure. We suggest, therefore, that the current guidelines be re-evaluated. 
The enormous short latency period; less than 2 years, indicates that if there is a real causal association between RF radiation emitted from the cell-phone base station and the cancer cases (which we strongly believe there is), then the RF radiation should have a very strong promoting effect on cancer at very low radiation!
Although the possibility remains that this clustering of cancer cases in one year was a chance event, the unusual sex pattern of these cases, the 6 different cancer kinds, and the fact that only one patient smoked make this possibility very improbable and remote. It should be noted that 7 out of 8 cancer cases were women, like in the work of Maskarinec (25) who found 6 out of 7 leukemia cases in proximity to radio towers to occur in girls. Such unusual appearances of cancer cases due to one accused factor on two completely different occasions is alarming."

[11] - Horst Eger, Klaus Uwe Hagen, Birgitt Lucas, Peter Vogel, Helmut Voit (April 2004). "The Influence of Being Physically Near to a Cell Phone Transmission Mast on the Incidence of Cancer". Umwelt Medizin Gesellschaft 17 - [View Summary and Download Report]
"People living within 400 metres of the mast in Naila had three times the risk of developing cancer than those living further away. This seems to be an undeniable clustering of cancer cases."

[12] - Oberfeld Gerd, Navarro A. Enrique, Portoles Manuel, Maestu Ceferino, Gomez-Perretta Claudio (August 2004). "The Microwave Syndrome - Further aspects of a Spanish Study". Conference Proceedings - [View Summary and Download Report]
All models showed statistical significant associations between the measured electric field (~ 400 MHz – 3 GHz) and 13 out of 16health related symptoms. The strongest five associations found are depressive tendency, fatigue, sleeping disorder, difficulty in concentration and cardiovascular problems. The symptoms associated are in line with the symptoms reported in the literature as “Microwave Syndrom... Based on the data of this study the advice would be to strive for levels not higher than 0.02 V/m for the sum total, which is equal to a power density of 0.0001 μW/cm²...”.

2011 International Association of Fire Fighters' Position on the Health Effects from Radio Frequency/Microwave (RF/MW) Radiation in Fire Department Facilities