EMF Health-effect Research  

Index of Abstracts

STUDIES ON HEAD,
EYE AND EAR ACHES



    • [Y]
 Red means sub-thermal effects were found (not always at significant levels).
    • [N]  The black indicates no EM effects were found.
    • [NA]
The cyan means ... Not applicable.

    [N] Mobile phone base stations and adverse health effects: phase 2 of a cross-sectional study with measured radio frequency electromagnetic fields.   VIEW
    Berg-Beckhoff G, Blettner M, Kowall B, Breckenkamp J, Schlehofer B, Schmiedel S, Bornkessel C, Reis U, Potthoff P, Schuz J
    Occup Environ Med 66:124-130, 2009

    [N] Nocebo as headache trigger: evidence from a sham-controlled provocation study with RF fields,   VIEW
    Stovner LJ, Oftedal G, Straume A, Johnsson A
    Acta Neurol Scand Suppl, 188:67-71, 2008

    [Y] Mobile phone base stations and adverse health effects: Phase 1: A population-based cross-sectional study in Germany.   VIEW
    Blettner M, Schlehofer B, Breckenkamp J, Kowall B, Schmiedel S, Reis U, Potthoff P, Schuez J, Berg-Beckhoff G
    Occup Environ Med. Nov 18 2008

    [N] Mobile phone headache: a double blind, sham-controlled provocation study   VIEW
    Oftedal G, Straume A, Johnsson A, Stovner L
    Cephalalgia. Mar 14 2007

    [Y] Health response of two communities to military antennae in Cyprus,   VIEW
    Preece AW, Georgiou AG, Dunn EJ, Farrow S
    Occup Environ Med, Jan 25; 2007

    [N] Mobile phone headache: a double blind, sham-controlled provocation study,   VIEW
    Oftedal G, Straume A, Johnsson A, Stovner L
    Cephalalgia, Mar 14; 2007

    [Y] Subjective symptoms, sleeping problems, and cognitive performance in subjects living near mobile phone base stations   VIEW
    Hutter HP, Moshammer H, Wallner P, Kundi M
    Occup Environ Med. 63(5):307-313, 2006

    [Y] Short-term effects of GSM mobiles phones on spectral components of the human electroencephalogram.   VIEW
    Faucon G, Le Bouquin Jeannes R, Maby E.
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc. ;1(1):3751-3754., 2006

    [Y] Mobile phone related-hazards and subjective hearing and vision symptoms in the Saudi population.   VIEW
    Meo SA, Al-Drees AM
    Int J Occup Med Environ Health. 18(1):53-57, 2005

    [Y] Subjective symptoms related to mobile phone use   VIEW
    Szyjkowska A, Bortkiewicz A, Szymczak W, Makowiec-Dabrowska T.
    Pol Merkuriusz Lek. 19(112):529-532, 2005

    [Y] Some ocular symptoms and sensations experienced by long term users of mobile phones.   VIEW
    Balik HH, Turgut-Balik D, Balikci K, Ozcan IC.
    Pathol Biol (Paris). 53(2):88-91, 2005

    [N] Can electromagnetic fields emitted by mobile phones stimulate the vestibular organ?   VIEW
    Pau HW, Sievert U, Eggert S, Wild W.
    Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 132(1):43-49, 2005

    [Y] Association of mobile phone radiation with fatigue, headache, dizziness, tension and sleep disturbance in Saudi population.   VIEW
    Al-Khlaiwi T, Meo SA.
    Saudi Med J. 25(6):732-736, 2004

    [Y] Subjective symptoms among mobile phone users-A consequence of absorption of radiofrequency fields?   VIEW
    Wilen J, Sandstrom M, Hansson Mild K.
    Bioelectromagnetics 24(3):152-159, 2003

    [N] Neurological changes induced by a mobile phone.   VIEW
    Hocking B, Westerman R
    Occup Med (Lond) 52(7):413-415, 2002

    [Y] Study of the health of people living in the vicinity of mobile phone base stations: I. Influence of distance and sex   VIEW
    Santini R, Santini P, Danze JM, Le Ruz P, Seigne M
    Pathol Biol (Paris) 50(6):369-373, 2002

    [Y] Symptoms experienced by users of digital cellular phones:   VIEW
    Santini R, Seigne M, Bonhomme-Faivre L, Bouffet S, Defrasne E, Sage M.
    Pathol Biol (Paris) 49(3):222-226, 2001

    [NA] Microwave sickness: a reappraisal.   VIEW
    Hocking B ,
    Occup Med (Lond) 51(1):66-69, 2001

    [N] GSM phone signal does not produce subjective symptoms.   VIEW
    Koivisto M, Haarala C, Krause CM, Revonsuo A, Laine M, Hamalainen H,
    Bioelectromagnetics 22(3):212-515, 2001

    [Y] Mobile phone use and subjective symptoms. Comparison of symptoms experienced by users of analogue and digital mobile phones.   VIEW
    Sandstrom M, Wilen J, Oftedal G, Hansson-Mild K,
    Occup Med (Lond) 51(1):25-35, 2001

    [Y] Prevalence of headache among handheld cellular telephone users in Singapore:   VIEW
    Chia SE, Chia HP, Tan JS,
    Environ Health Perspect 108(11):1059-1062, 2000

    [Y] Cerebral symptoms from mobile telephones.   VIEW
    Cox RA, Luxton LM,
    Occup Environ Med (letter to the editor) 57(6):431, 2000

    [Y] Symptoms experienced in connection with mobile phone use.   VIEW
    Oftedal G, Wilen J, Sandstrom M, Mild KH,
    Occup Med (Lond) 50(4):237-245, 2000

    [NA] Effects of exposure to very high frequency radiofrequency radiation on six antenna engineers in two separate incidents.   VIEW
    Schilling CJ
    Occup Med 60:49-56, 2000

    [Y] Neurological abnormalities associated with Mobile phone use   VIEW
    Hocking B, Westerman R,
    Occup Med 50: 366-368, 2000

    [Y] Headaches from cellular telephones: are they real and what are the implications?   VIEW
    Frey AH
    Environ Health Perspect 106(3):101-103, 1998

    [Y] Comparison of symptoms experienced by users of analogue and digital mobile phones: a Swedish-Norwegian epidemiological study.   VIEW
    Haugsdal B, Hauger E, Mild KH, Oftedal G, Sandstrom M, Wilen J, Tynes T
    Arbetslivsrapport 23: 1998

    [Y] Preliminary report: symptoms associated with mobile phone use.   VIEW
    Hocking B
    Occup Med (Lond);48(6):357-360, 1998

    [NA] Effects of acute exposure to ultrahigh radiofrequency radiation on three antenna engineers.   VIEW
    Schilling CJ
    Occup Environ Med 54(4):281-284, 1997

    [N] Non-ionizing radiation exposure causing ill-health and alopecia areata.   VIEW
    Isa AR, Noor M,
    Med J Malaysia 46(3):235-238, 1991

    [NA] Microwave auditory effect- a comparison of some possible transduction mechanisms.   VIEW
    Lin JC
    J Microwave Power. 1976 Mar;11(1):77-81. 1976

Note: Some of the above research has produced results which suggest long-term use of cellphones could be harmful, and some has produced no results. Note that finding some effect does not necessarily mean that the effect is adverse to humans, or that it is potentially harmful. The body has good repair mechanisms. Of course it does suggest that more research is probably urgently needed to find out what it does signify.

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