Microwave - and other forms of electromagnetic - radiation are major (but conveniently disregarded, ignored, and overlooked) factors in many modern unexplained disease states. Insomnia, anxiety, vision problems, swollen lymph, headaches, extreme thirst, night sweats, fatigue, memory and concentration problems, muscle pain, weakened immunity, allergies, heart problems, and intestinal disturbances are all symptoms found in a disease process the Russians described in the 70's as Microwave Sickness.
MOSCOW, March 11. /ITAR-TASS/. A resident of the Moscow Region, Nikolai Lesnikov, has won a lawsuit he had filed a while ago demanding the removal of the cell phone tower that had been put up just 20 meters away from his home. Ever more Russians these days come to understand the risks the electromagnetic pollution of the environment is fraught with. However, no national program for studying and preventing this danger exists yet.
Lesnikov took the mobile phone operator MTS to court late last year. He argued that the company had abused his constitutional right to a favorable environment. In his complaint, he asked the court to oblige the defendants to remove the tower, located just 20 meters away from his country home. The MTS’s proxy in court insisted that the radiation from all base stations fitted in with the established rules and the level of radiation was lower than that from a microwave, a neon light or from radio and television transmitters.
The court’s verdict was in the plaintiff’s favor. The MTS is obliged to dismantle the tower within four months following the moment the decision takes effect. The federal service for supervision in the sphere of communications and information technologies (Roskomnadzor) said the other day it had exposed over 1,500 cases in which cell phone operators had violated the requirements for the parameters of radio-electronic devices. The inspection was launched in view of the quick growth in the number of radio-electronic equipment across the nation accompanying the boom in new communication and broadcasting technologies.
“Such complex signals as 4G may prove far more hazardous than the ones that have existed so far,” the daily Novyie Izvestia quotes the chairman of the Russian National Committee for Protection from Non-Ionizing Radiation, Oleg Grigoriev. He said that evaluating the safety of the G4 signal with the existing measuring methods is practically impossible. “No practical research has been conducted yet. Their safety is anyone’s guess. However, the current state of affairs as it is, an overwhelming majority of people just do not care.”
The expert believes that cell phone base stations over the past two years have fundamentally changed the electromagnetic situation in megapolises. Some scientists are beginning to consider this situation as a major environmental problem in the near future. “Whereas 20 years ago a tiny one percent of the urban population existed in a changed electromagnetic environment, now we can say the same about 90%. The level of electromagnetic radiation has been up with the growing number of base stations.”
Russia has certain standards of the permissible levels of electromagnetic radiation stipulating that the density of the electromagnetic energy flow humans are exposed to should not exceed 10 microwatts per square centimeter. Oleg Grigoriev believes that in a modern megapolis, where humans are vulnerable to many other hazardous factors, the rate should be reduced to 2-3 microwatts per one square centimeter.
The World Health Organization has coined an official term “global electromagnetic pollution of the environment” and put that problem on the list of priorities. Also, there has emerged a special term “electromagnetic smog”, by analogy with air pollution. Some researchers have slammed electromagnetic smog as one of the most powerful factors that affect the human body these days. It has been established that the electromagnetic radiation of all instruments around the globe that humans have created exceed the Earth’s own geomagnetic field millions of times.