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Report on Cell Tower Radiation

Prepared by 

Professor Girish Kumar

IIT Bombay, Powai, Mumai, Dec. 2010

Table of Contents:

S. No.        Topic                                                  Page Number
1. Advantages and disadvantages of cell phone technology 3
2. Radiation from the cell tower 3
2.1 Radiated power density from the cell tower 4
2.2 Radiation pattern of the antenna 4
2.3 Case study of Usha Kiran Building, Mumbai 5
3. Radiation norms adopted in different countries 6
4. Theoretical and Measured Radiated power 9
4.1 Conversion from measured power to power density 10
4.2 Measurement at a cancer’s patient residence 11
4.3 Radiation Measurement at various places 11
5. Biological effects due to microwave radiation 13
5.1 Blood Brain Barrier 13
5.2 Risk to Children and Pregnant Women 14
5.3 Irreversible infertility 15
5.4 Calcium ion release from cell membranes 16
5.5 DNA damage 16
5.6 Interference with other gadgets including Pace Makers 17
5.7 Effects on Stress Proteins 17
5.8 Effect on Skin 18
5.9 Tinnitus and Ear Damage 18
5.10 Effect on Eye/ Uveal Melanoma 19
5.11Cell phone emission weaken bones 20
5.12 Salivary gland tumor 20
5.13 Melatonin Reduction 20
5.14 Sleep Disorders 21
5.15 Neurodegenerative Diseases 21
5.16 Increase in Cancer risk 21
5.17 Epidemiological studies in various countries 22
6. Adverse effect on birds, animals and environment 25
6.1 Effect on Honey Bees 25
6.2 Effect on Birds 26
6.3 Effect on mammals and amphibians 27
6.4 Effect on Plants 27
7. Possible Solutions to reduce the ill effects of cell tower radiation 28
8. Conclusions 29
Appendix A – Conversion from power received to electric field & power density 30
Appendix B – Videos on Radiation 31

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