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A new study on base station from Valencia, Spain which was published yesterday on Desember 31, 2013, last day of the year in the BMJ Open Magazine.
BMJ Open 2013;3:12 e003836 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003836
...Gomez-Perretta 1 Enrique A Navarro 2 Jaume Segura 3 Manuel Portoles 1 Correspondence to Professor Enrique A Navarro; enrique...Health 2010;16:263-7. 10 Navarro, EA , Segura, J, Portoles, M, . The microwave syndrome: a preliminary study in Spain...
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BMJ Open 2013;3:e003836 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003836
Subjective symptoms related to GSM radiation from mobile phone base stations: a cross-sectional study
+ Author Affiliations
- 1Research Center, University Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain
- 2Department of Applied Physics, Universitat de València, Valencia, Spain
- 3Department of Computer Sciences, ETSE-Universitat de València, Valencia, Spain
- Correspondence to Professor Enrique A Navarro; firstname.lastname@example.org
- Received 16 August 2013
- Revised 16 November 2013
- Accepted 20 November 2013
- Published 30 December 2013
Objectives We performed a re-analysis of the data from Navarro et al (2003) in which health symptoms related to microwave exposure from mobile phone base stations (BSs) were explored, including data obtained in a retrospective inquiry about fear of exposure from BSs.
Design Cross-sectional study.
Setting La Ñora (Murcia), Spain.
Participants Participants with known illness in 2003 were subsequently disregarded: 88 participants instead of 101 (in 2003) were analysed. Since weather circumstances can influence exposure, we restricted data to measurements made under similar weather conditions.
Outcomes and methods A statistical method indifferent to the assumption of normality was employed: namely, binary logistic regression for modelling a binary response (eg, suffering fatigue (1) or not (0)), and so exposure was introduced as a predictor variable. This analysis was carried out on a regular basis and bootstrapping (95% percentile method) was used to provide more accurate CIs.
Results The symptoms most related to exposure were lack of appetite (OR=1.58, 95% CI 1.23 to 2.03); lack of concentration (OR=1.54, 95% CI 1.25 to 1.89); irritability (OR=1.51, 95% CI 1.23 to 1.85); and trouble sleeping (OR=1.49, 95% CI 1.20 to 1.84). Changes in –2 log likelihood showed similar results. Concerns about the BSs were strongly related with trouble sleeping (OR =3.12, 95% CI 1.10 to 8.86). The exposure variable remained statistically significant in the multivariate analysis. The bootstrapped values were similar to asymptotic CIs.
Conclusions This study confirms our preliminary results. We observed that the incidence of most of the symptoms was related to exposure levels—independently of the demographic variables and some possible risk factors. Concerns about adverse effects from exposure, despite being strongly related with sleep disturbances, do not influence the direct association between exposure and sleep.
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