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A Rationale for Biologically-based Public Exposure Standards for Electromagnetic Fields (ELF and RF)

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Jomolhari suite of peaks

The BioInitiative 2012 Report has been prepared by 29 authors from ten countries, ten holding medical degrees (MDs), 21 PhDs, and three MsC, MA or MPHs. Among the authors are three former presidents of the Bioelectromagnetics Society, and five full members of BEMS.

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Spring Pool

Bioeffects are clearly established to occur with very low exposure levels (non-thermal levels) to electromagnetic fields and radiofrequency radiation exposures.

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Reported Biological Effects

Henry Lai’s Research Summaries

These are invaluable resources that can are searchable by key words.  These abstracts cover the relevant peer-reviewed, published literature documenting biological effects of non-ionizing radiation (ELF-EMF, Static Fields and RFR).

In the eight years since the BioInitiative 2012 Report was posted, there have been a substantial number of new research. The large majority of studies report biological effects as opposed to ’no effect’.  The trend continues to show that exposure to low-intensity ELF-EMF/Static Fields and RFR at levels allowable under current federal public safety limits pose health risks.  The updated files in the Research Summaries section detail the number of studies showing ‘effect vs no effect’ for free radical (oxidative damage), comet assay studies, genetic and neurological studies and electrohypersensitivity.

Here are the new results for 2020

ELF-EMF/Static Field Free Radical (Oxidative Damage) Studies
Of 263 total studies:
E= 235 (89%); NE= 28 (11%)

RFR Free Radical (Oxidative Damage) Studies
Of 261 total studies:
E= 240 (91%); NE= 21(9%)

ELF-EMF/Static Field Comet Assay Studies
Of 63 total studies:
E= 46 (73%); NE= 17(27%)

RFR Comet Assay Studies
Of 125 total studies:
E= 78 (65%); NE= 47 (35%)              

RFR Genetic Effects Studies
Of 346 studies:
E= 224 (65%); NE= 122 (35%)

ELF-EMF/Static Field Genetic Effects Studies
Of 203 studies:
E= 160 (77%); NE= 43 (23%)

RFR Neurological Studies
Of 335 total studies:
E= 244 (73%); NE= 92 (27%

ELF-EMF/Static Field Neurological Studies
Of 238 total studies:
E= 216 (91%); NE= 22 (9%)  

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South Island Glacier

The stakes are very high. Human beings are bioelectrical systems. Our hearts and brains are regulated by internal bioelectrical signals. Environmental exposures to artificial EMFs can interact with fundamental biological processes in the human body.

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Waynes Tundra

There is more evidence than we need. The last five years worth of new scientific studies tell us the situation is much worse than in 2007 and yet people around the world have so much more daily exposure than even five years ago.

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RF Color Charts

The RF Color Charts summarize many studies that report biological effects and adverse health effects relevant for cell towers, WI-FI, ‘smart’ wireless utility meters, wireless laptops, baby monitors, cell phones and cordless phones.

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Download Disrupted Immune Function Charts
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