Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) biological and health effects and the MUOS case

Massimo Coraddu, Eugenio Cottone, Angelo Levis, Alberto Lombardo, Fiorenzo Marinelli, Massimo Zucchetti

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Sufficient evidence of an increased risk from exposure to Electro-Magnetic Fields comes from epidemiological studies, in particular regarding adverse acute effects and even long-term carcinogenic effects that cannot be attributed to chance, bias or confounding. The MUOS (Mobile User Objective System) station in Niscemi (Sicily, Italy) is part of a worldwide network of telecommunications of the U.S. Army: the network consists of three other similar stations (two in the U.S. and one in Australia) and a fleet of satellites. Our study presents the results of electromagnetic radiation models in that area and documents the scientific reasons why the MUOS system should not be installed in Niscemi for safety reasons.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1896-1906
Number of pages11
JournalFresenius Environmental Bulletin
Issue number5A
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Electro-Magnetic Fields
  • Epidemiological studies
  • Health effects
  • MUOS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pollution
  • Waste Management and Disposal
  • Environmental Chemistry

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