Hutter H-P, Moshammer H, Wallner P, Kundi M. (2006)

This was a cross-sectional study of 365 randomly selected inhabitants living near to 10 selected base stations in urban and rural areas of Austria. General health symptoms were evaluated and cognitive tests performed. Comparisons were made between those living in homes where the maximal power density from the base station was <0.1 mW/m² with those in homes where the figures were 0.1-0.5 and >0.5 mW/m² respectively.

There was a significant relation of headache and cold hands and feet with increase in power density. Perceptual speed increased.

No adjustment was made for multiple comparisons. Adjustment was made for some possible confounding variables. In an accompanying commentary, Coggon points out that, given the large number of health outcomes examined in the study, there is a possibility that some associations occurred by chance.

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