Changes of Clinically Important
Neurotransmitters under the Influence
of Modulated RF Fields—A Long-term
Study under Real-life Conditions
Klaus Buchner and Horst Eger
Original study in German: BUCHNER K, EGER H (2011) Umwelt-Medizin-Gesellschaft 24(1): 44-57.
Original Scientific Paper below introduction.
Despite the distribution of numerous wireless transmitters, especially those of cell phone networks, there are only very few real-life field studies about health effects available. In 2003, the Commission on Radiation Protection was still noticing that there are no reliable data available concerning the public’s exposure to UMTS radiation near UMTS base stations (1).
Since the 1960s, occupational studies on workers with continuous microwave radiation exposures (radar, manufacturing, communications) in the Soviet Union have shown that RF radiation exposures below current limits represent a considerable risk potential. A comprehensive overview is given in the review of 878 scientific studies by Prof. Hecht, which he conducted on behalf of the German Federal Institute of Telecommunications (contract no. 4231/630402) (2, 3).
As early as the 1980s, US research projects also demonstrated in long-term studies that rats raised under sterile conditions and exposed to “low-level” RF radiation showed signs of stress by increased incidences of endocrine tumors (4, 5).
Concerned by this “scientific uncertainty” about how radiofrequency “cell tower radiation” affects public health, 60 volunteers from Rimbach village in the Bavarian Forest decided to participate in a longterm, controlled study extending about one and a half years, which was carried out by INUS Medical Center GmbH and Lab4more GmbH in in cooperation with Dr. Kellermann from Neuroscience Inc.
This follow-up of 60 participants over one and a half years shows a significant effect on the adrenergic system after the installation of a new cell phone base station in the village of Rimbach (Bavaria).
After the activation of the GSM base station, the levels of the stress hormones adrenaline and noradrenaline increased significantly during the first six months; the levels of the precursor dopamine decreased substantially. The initial levels were not restored even after one and a half years. As an indicator of the dysregulated chronic imbalance of the stress system, the phenylethylamine (PEA) levels dropped significantly until the end of the study period.
The effects showed a dose-response relationship and occurred well below current limits for technical RF radiation exposures. Chronic dysregulation of the catecholamine system has great relevance for health and
is well known to damage human health in the long run.