Dr. Roger SantiniThe late Dr. Roger Santini, a scientist at the National Institute of Applied Sciences of Lyon, was the author of many papers on non-ionizing radiation and warned about the dangers of wireless technology until his death on June 14, 2006 from pancreatic cancer.

He wrote several books on the subject, including “Téléphones cellulaires : Danger ?” (Cellular telephones : Danger ?) (1998) et “Votre GSM, Votre santé: on vous ment” (Your GSM, Your health : you’re being lied to”) (2004).

He was a co-founder of the Centre de Recherche et d’Information Indépendantes sur les Rayonnements ElectroMagnétic (Center of Research and Independent Information on Electromagnetic Radiation) (www.criirem.org), and the founder of Next-Up, a non-governmental organization concerned with wireless and power-frequency radiation (www.next-up.org).

Santini conducted the first epidemiological study of the health of people living close to cell towers. Many others have since confirmed his results.

Health Effects of Cell Phones and Cell Towers – Epidemiological Studies

Roger Santini. Survey Study of People Living in the Vicinity of Cellular Phone Base Stations, 2003, France.

Roger Santini. Symptoms Experienced by Users of Digital Cellular Phones: A Study of a French Engineering School. 2002, France.

G. Abdel Rassoul et al. Neurobehavioral effects among inhabitants around mobile phone base stations. 2006, Egypt.


Thamir Al-Khlaiwi and Sultan A. Meo. Association of mobile phone radiation with fatigue, headache, dizziness, tension and sleep disturbance in Saudi population. 2004, Saudi Arabia.


Hasan H. Balik et al. Some ocular symptoms and sensations experienced by long term users of mobile phones. 2005 (Turkey)


Kemal Balikci et al. A survey study on some neurological symptoms and sensations experienced by long term users of mobile phones. 2005 (Turkey)


A. Bortkiewicz et al. Subjective symptoms reported by people living in the vicinity of cellular phone base stations. 2004 (Poland)


Z. Cao et al. Effects of electromagnetic radiation from cellular telephone handsets on symptoms of neurasthenia. 2000 (China)


S.-I. Chia. Prevalence of headache among handheld cellular telephone users in Singapore: a community study. 2000 (Singapore)


R.A.F. Cox and Linda M. Luxon. Cerebral symptoms from mobile telephones. 2000 (UK)


Kjell Hansson Mild et al. Comparison of symptoms experienced by users of analogue and digital mobile phones: a Swedish-Norwegian epidemiological study. 1998 (Sweden, Norway)


Lena Hillert et al. Prevalence of self-reported hypersensitivity to electric or magnetic fields in a population-based questionnaire survey. 2002 (Sweden)


Bruce Hocking. Preliminary report: Symptoms associated with mobile phone use. 1998 (UK)


H.-P. Hutter et al. Subjective symptoms, sleeping problems, and cognitive performance in subjects living near mobile phone base stations. 2006 (Austria)


Sultan A. Meo and Abdul M. Al-Dreess. Mobile phone related-hazards and subjective hearing and vision symptoms in the Saudi population. 2005 (Saudi Arabia)


A.E. Navarro et al. The microwave syndrome: A preliminary study in Spain. 2003 (Spain)


Gerd Oberfeld et al. The microwave syndrome: further aspects of a Spanish study. 2004 (Spain)


G. Oftedal et al. Symptoms experienced in connection with mobile phone use. 2000 (Sweden)


A.W. Preece et al. The Akrotiri Military Antennae Health Survey. 2005 (Cyprus)


O.E. Salama et al. Cellular phones: Are they detrimental? 2004 (Egypt)


Monica Sandström et al. Mobile phone use and subjective symptoms. Comparison of symptoms experienced by users of analogue and digital mobile phones. 2001 (Sweden and Norway)


Szyjkowska A et al. Subjective symptoms related to mobile phone use – a pilot study. 2005 (Poland)


Cornelia Waldmann-Selsam. The Bamberg Report. 2005 (Switzerland)


Theodor Abelin et al. Sleep Disturbances in the Vicinity of the Short-Wave Broadcast Transmitter Schwarzenburg. 2005 (Switzerland)


Horst Eger and Manfred Jahn. Specific Health Symptoms and Cell Phone Radiation in Selbitz (Bavaria, Germany)—Evidence of a Dose-Response Relationship. 2010 (Germany)


Klaus Buchner and Horst Eger. Changes of Clinically Important Neurotransmitters under the Influence of Modulated RF Fields—A Long-term Study under Real-life Conditions. 2011 (Germany)


Emad F. Eskander et al. How does long term exposure to base stations and mobile phones affect human hormone profiles? 2011 (Egypt)


Horst Eger et al. Einfluss der räumlichen Nähe von Mobilfunksendeanlagen auf die Krebsinzidenz. (Influence of proximity to cell towers on cancer incidence). 2004 Germany.


Ronny Wolf and Danny Wolf. Increased Incidence of Cancer Near a Cell-Phone Transmitter Station. 2004 (Israel)


Neil Cherry. Childhood cancer incidence in the vicinity of the Sutro Tower, San Francisco. 2000 (US)


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Adilza C. Dode et al. Mortality by neoplasia and cellular telephone base stations in the Belo Horizonte municipality, Minas Gerais state, Brazil. 2011 (Brazil)


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