The Effects Of Radio Frequency Waves On Health

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With cell phone usage increasing, many individuals have become concerned about the health effects of radiation from cell phones and cell phone towers. In recent years, various studies have been conducted to determine whether the radio frequency waves from cell phone towers have a detrimental effect on health. Current research has yielded inconsistent results regarding the effects of radio frequency waves, and while the World Health Organization does not view radio frequency waves as serious risk, more research needs to be done in order to be certain (USDA, 2009). In this paper I will be addressing the following scenario (Case 4):
A mobile phone base station was installed near a neighborhood in order to provide a better service coverage in 2008. Over the past 5 years, the local residents complained of headache, memory loss, dizziness, tremors, depressive symptoms, and sleep disturbance. They are concerned that the station has caused neuropsychiatric problems and some changes in the performance of neurobehavioral functions. They are more worried about their children, as a few cases of leukemia and brain tumor have been found in young children (aged 1-3) since then.
In an effort to address the issue of radio frequency radiation exposure in this community, we will provide a background on the sources of radio frequency radiation as well as the known and suspected health effects. We will also proposed two epidemiological studies and discuss risk management and

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