#1070: Australia’s New EMF Exposure Standard: Five Conceits
From Louis Slesin, Microwave News:
At a time when there are calls for tightening EMF power-frequency exposure
standards to address cancer risks, Australia is moving in the opposite
direction. In mid-May, a committee working under ARPANSA, the national
radiation protection agency, distributed a draft proposal that would triple
the permissible exposure levels for the general public. If these rules are
adopted, children could be exposed to up 3 Gauss (3,000mG), 24/7 –that’s
one thousand times higher than the 3mG threshold for childhood leukemia
indicated by epidemiological studies.
How did this come about? We think it’s all about conceit. Conceit about what
we know and what we don’t know; conceit about conflicts of interest
and industry-inspired notions of precautionary policies.
Read the whole story at:
Louis Slesin, PhD
Editor, Microwave News
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