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    Peer Review gone rotten: AGNIR’s review of breast cancer and EMFs

    Peer Review gone rotten: AGNIR’s review of breast cancer and EMFs

    On Feb 9, 2006 The independent Advisory Group on Non-Ionising Radiation (AGNIR), under the leadership of Professor Anthony Swerdlow (a senior member of ICNIRP and who enjoys a commanding role in influencing the British cancer charities research into cancer) released its latest viewpoint on breast cancer, malatonin and power frequency EMFs. Using an extremely biased review of the science, Swerdlow and crew were able to discount all the evidence to the contrary to come up with a convenient exoneration for the power industry. Watch the WHO and ICNIRP push this as still another independent expert report representing a scientific consensus of the international scientific community.

    A very valuable report for the industy as it will be quoted for years in court and planning cases – and who will dare question the experts?

    Don

    Press Release

    9 February 2006

    Power Frequency Electromagnetic Fields, Melatonin and the Risk of Breast Cancer

    The independent Advisory Group on Non-Ionising Radiation (AGNIR) today published a report1 that examines whether electromagnetic fields (EMFs) associated with the supply and use of electricity can influence the risk of breast cancer. Following a thorough review of the published scientific literature,
    the report concludes that overall the evidence does not support the hypothesis that exposure to EMFs is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. In addition, EMFs do not appear to affect the production or biological action of the hormone melatonin.

    Full report : http://www.hpa.org.uk/publications/2005/rce1/default.htm

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