Commentary from Dariusz Leszczynski:
MELBOURNE, Australia, August 9, 2012–In 2007, the US Food and Drug Administration asked the US National Academies of Science to organize a workshop: ‘Identification of Research Needs Relating to Potential Biological or Adverse Health Effects of Wireless Communication’. Presentations at the workshop were invited from leading US and international scientists. I had the honour to present my views at the workshop.
Following the workshop, in 2008, the US National Academies published a report of the outcome of the presentations and discussions. The report identified a long list of research gaps that needed the attention of scientists. The hope was that the US FDA will, based on the identified research needs, would set up a new research program in the USA.
Expectations were futile. The FDA decided that there is no need for a new research program.
Five years have passed from the time of that futile effort. A few days ago, the US Government Accountability Office published a report urging the US Federal Communications Commission to revisit the outdated safety standards for the exposures from wireless devices.
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