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29 March 2012

Cell Phone Tower Dangers: Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and Lecture by Dr. Magda Havas

The Health Department for Brazil’s third largest city, Belo Horizonte, recently released a government-funded cell phone antenna study showing an increased risk of cancer for those living within 500 meters of the antennas.  The city prosecutor has wasted no time in suing the cell phone companies, with the result that 66 of the 500 antennas which the citizens asked to be removed, have so far been taken down.  Between 1996 and 2006, 7,191 cancer deaths occurred within an area of 500 meters from the cell phone antenna base station:  a high mortality rate of 34.76 per 10,000 inhabitants.  Outside of this area, there was a decrease in the number of cancer deaths. 

Watch this 4-minute video on cell towers and cancer study in Belo Horizonte (26 March 2012)

In a 52-minute lecture on cell phone tower microwave radiation given in Oakville, Ontario, Dr. Magda Havas, leading Canadian expert, mentions this study. (15 March 2012)

Dr. Havas also explains 4G technology and  radiation patterns from cell phone antennas (not across, as the authorities tell us, but directly down on persons living beneath them or beaming down at an angle into buildings nearby).  She summarizes the major decisions regarding EMR health risks and demonstrates radiation levels of baby monitors, cell phones, cordless (DECT) phones, and wireless Internet routers (all around 10,000 microwatts per square meter).  An electro-hypersensitive person, living in the apartment directly below a cellular antenna, gives testimony of her affliction.  Dr. Havas cites major cell phone studies, including the one by Eskander (see post of his study) which is significant because it shows that very small changes in hormone levels can have enormous biological effects on our bodies.  The study examined the levels of seven different hormones in persons living 500 meters from cell phone antennas.  The effect on hormones may explain the medical symptoms experienced by people who live near these antennas.

Dr. Havas concludes by saying that since the year 2000, 13 resolutions and appeals by medical doctors and scientists have called for a change in international guidelines concerning electromagnetic radiation – and almost “no one is listening!”.


  1. If anyone knows the score on this stuff... its the US military... this is what they had to say... its not pretty!

    1. Thank you for this very interesting article which I will be posting on my blog, if that is okay with you.


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