Numerous studies have produced contradictory results, yet some experts are convinced that the threat is real.
Dr. David Carpenter, Dean at the School of Public Health, State University of New York believes it is likely that up to 30% of all childhood cancers come from exposure to EMFs. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) warns “There is reason for concern” and advises prudent avoidance”.
Martin Halper, the EPA’s Director of Analysis and Support says “I have never seen a set of epidemiological studies that remotely approached the weight of evidence that we’re seeing with EMFs. Clearly, there is something here.”
Concern over EMFs exploded after Paul Brodeur wrote a series of articles in the New Yorker Magazine in June 1989. Because of Paul Brodeur’s reputation. his articles had a catalytic effect on scientists, reporters and concerned people throughout the world.
In November 1989, the Department of Energy reported that “It has now become generally accepted that there are, indeed, biological effects due to field exposure.”
The EMF issue gained more publicity in 1990 when alarming reports appeared in Time, the Wall Street Journal, Business Week and popular computer publications. ABC’s Ted Koppel and CBS’s Dan Rather both aired special segments on EMFs.
Some health effects linked with EMF are:
- Memory Loss
- Loss of Energy
- Inability To Concentrate
- Weakened Immune System
- Chronic Fatigue
Consider the following findings:
- 3% of the population may have severe reactions to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) thought by some to shorten life expectancy.
- Young people who start using cell phones before the age of 20 have a five-fold increase in brain cancer risk.
- Up to one-third of the population may suffer from electrical hypersensitivity from EMF exposure.”
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