Two new international studies attract attention: Science of the Total Environment 572 (2016) publishes an article Radiofrequency radiation injures trees around mobile phone base stations by Alfonso Balmori-de la Puente, Alfonso Balmori, Helmut Breunig and Cornelia Waldmann-Selsam. Flora 223 (2016)  presents The effect of the non ionizing radiation on cultivated plants of Arabidopsis thaliana (Col.) by Aikaterina L. Stefi, Lukas H. Margaritis, Nikolaos S. Christodoulakis.

Abstract, Science of the Total Environment:

In the last two decades, the deployment of phone masts around the world has taken place and, for many years, there has been a discussion in the scientific community about the possible environmental impact from mobile phone base stations. Trees have several advantages over animals as experimental subjects and the aim of this study was to verify whether there is a connection between unusual (generally unilateral) tree damage and radiofrequency exposure …  >>>

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Abstract, Flora:

A series of experiments was carried out to investigate any structural or biochemical alterations on Arabidopsis thaliana (Col.) plants after a long term exposure to on ionizing radiation emitted from the base unit of a cordless DECT system. Exposed plants, compared to their control counterparts, seem to be affected concerning their biomass and leaf structure … >>>


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