Common sources of radio waves radiation

Some common sources of radio waves radiation are:


  • Broadcast antennas (fixed);
  • Broadcast antennas (mobile);
  • Radar stations (fixed);
  • Radar devices (mobile);
  • Television cables;
  • Satellites;
  • Satellite receiving dishes;
  • Satellite sending dishes;
  • Cell phones,
  • pagers,
  • two-way radios.


  • Cordless telephone base units;
  • cordless telephones;
  • wireless computers and their base units;
  • wired computers;
  • televisions;
  • microwave ovens;
  • dimmer switches;
  • security systems;
  • remote controls;
  • fax machines,
  • answering machines,
  • CD players and other digital equipment;
  • (in automobiles) ignition systems;
  • (in theaters) assistive listening systems and devices for the hearing impaired;
  • (in theaters) wireless microphones.

Subjective complaints

Here are subjective complaints of persons working in RF fields (from “Electromagnetic Fields and the Life Environment” by Karel Marha, Jan Musil, and Hana Tuha.  Published by San Francisco Press, Inc.  Page 30, with references):

  • Workers complain of headaches and eyestrain, together with a flow of tears, of fatigue derived from over-all weakness, and dizziness after prolonged standing.
  • At night their sleep is disturbed and superficial and they are sleepy in daytime.
  • Such person are moody, frequently irritated, even unsociable.
  • They manifest hypochondriac reactions and a feeling of fear. Sometimes they perceive nervous tension or, on the contrary, mental depression combined with deterioration of intellectual functions (notably memory impairment).
  • Over a longer period, definite sluggishness and inability to make decisions result.
  • Those affected complain of a pulling sensation in the scalp and on the brow, loss of hair, pain in the muscles and in the heart region (together with a pounding of the heart), and breathing difficulties.
  • Not infrequently they complain of difficulties in their sex life.
  • It is moreover possible to observe slight trembling of the eyelids, the tongue, and the fingers, increased perspiration of the extremities, dermographism, and brittleness of fingernails. A single irradiation may cause a drop in the resistance of the organism.
  • With regard to the dependence of the effect of rf field on sex, women are generally more sensitive to this factor than men.
  • Reference has been made to a decrease of lactation in nursing mothers.

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