Here are some brief exerpts from the current Microwave News web site. A must read!
* The membership of the new panel set up by the National Academy of
Sciences to review the current status of RF health research. (May 24)
May 24… Rick Jostes at the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has announced his picks for the members of the committee that will review the current state of cell phone health research and identify future needs. Frank Barnes of the University of Colorado, Boulder, will chair the panel. Of the other six members, three are with ICNIRP ………
* Trying to rationalize the disconnect between power-frequency EMF
leukemia risks and the ICNIRP and IEEE exposure limits. (May 21)
May 21… It’s the murky disconnect that undermines public confidence in EMF exposure standards: While epidemiological studies point to an increased risk of childhood leukemia at exposures as low as 3-4 mG, the ICNIRP exposure standard is over 200 times higher. That is, ICNIRP sees nothing wrong with exposing kids to 999 mG, 24/7…….
* Are epidemiologists playing down possible cell phone tumor
risks? (May 9)
May 9… More health research is needed for all EMF frequency bands, according to the newly-released report by the EC’s Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR). (See also the press release and news item.) Anders Ahlbom of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm is the chair of the committee….. snip…..Why are they soft-pedaling the tumor risks? Perhaps not to alarm the public, perhaps not to alienate funding sources, perhaps because epidemiologists can never prove causality. Whatever the reasons, the public needs to know that these risks are no longer purely speculative……….
* Mobile phones and fertility: Paper now out. (May 8)
May 8… A study that stirred worldwide uneasiness last fall “”as well as quite a bit of disbelief”” is now in print. In October, Ashok Agarwal of the Cleveland Clinic presented a paper at a fertility conference showing that men who used their cell phones for more than four hours a day had poorer semen quality than those who went phone-free……
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