- Mobile Telephony and Radiation in Sweden
"Does using a mobile phone send you mad?"
have invaded our living space, and in shops they look like white
mushrooms of 25-30cm mounted on the fluorescent light fixings . . .
they are UMTS 3G relay antennas.
And there are others even smaller, of 15-20mm, used for
wireless transmissions (Wi-fi).
Relay antennas like this can be seen in the Stockholm underground system and in large shopping centres.
In some parts of Stockholm, for instance in the Hamngatan
shopping centre, radiation levels of 200,000 µW/m²
(or 8.6 V/m) have been measured. This intensity of artificial HF microwave radiation is 2000 times higher than
the level recommended by the BioInitiative scientific group for inside buildings, which is 0.194 V/m (100 µW/m²).
After a brief search in the huge Gekas shopping centre in Ullared,
6-8 relay antenna emplacements were found.
As if that wasn't enough, there are more relay antennas actually in the shops!
Other two-way antennas are mounted on ceilings or walls, including DECT-type base stations for the staff's cordless phones, and other 5-10cm antennas of unknown function .
obviously completely unconcerned
about this radiation and Gekas
has even set up a large play area in
the centre that is only 50 metres away
from the antennas.
A little while ago a
bronze statue of
He used his mobile constantly,
Nowadays mobile phone users have gone way beyond the
unrealistic definition of a 'major user' given in the
international Interphone study: someone who phones for 260 hours in