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Uncontested Facts about EMF (Electromagnetic Fields)


      Claims and Counterclaims about EMF (Electromagnetic Fields)

      General Health Harms

       1.There is no evidence that any technological use of EMFs cause any health harms

       1. There is substantial evidence that certain technological use of EMFs can cause health harms

      2. There is no conclusive evidence that high-tension power lines causes health harms 2. There is evidence that high-tension power lines causes health harms
      3. There is no conclusive evidence that radio and television broadcast antennas cause health harms 3. There is evidence that radio and television broadcast antennas cause health harms
      4. There is no conclusive evidence that cell phone towers ("base stations") cause health harms 4. There is evidence that cell phone towers ("base stations") cause health harms
      5. There is no conclusive evidence that cell phones ("handsets") cause health harms

      5. There is evidence that cell phones ("handsets") cause health harms

      2009: Seung-Kwon Myung, Woong Ju, Diana D. McDonnell, Yeon Ji Lee, Gene Kazinets, Chih-Tao Cheng, and Joel M. Moskowit, 'Mobile Phone Use and Risk of Tumors: A Meta-Analysis'

      6. There is no conclusive evidence that transceivers in wi-fi access points and devices  cause health harms 6. There is evidence that transceivers in wi-fi access points and devices cause health harms
      7. There is no conclusive evidence that wireless smart meters cause health harms 7. There is evidence that wireless smart meters cause health harms
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      Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

        1. There is no evidence that 'electromagnetic hypersensitivity' is a real medical condition

      1b. Those experiencing Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Syndrome (EHS) are either falsely attributing general health problems to EMF, or their symptoms are caused or exacerbated by chronic anxiety, including anxiety about the potential risks of new technologies including those using EMF

       1.  Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity is a real medical condition, caused by exposure to EMF

      1b. Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity is a real health condition, but it is psychosomatic, and not caused by exposure to EMF

      2005: Rubin, G James PhD; Munshi, Jayati Das MBBS; Wessely, Simon MD, 'Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity: A Systematic Review of Provocation Studies'

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       Points of Interest

      • EMF Portal is a "project of the femu working group of the Institute and Out-patient Clinic of Occupational Medicine of the University Hospital RWTH Aachen that aims to collect all peer-reviewed research related to potential health effects from EMFs, and make them available online in both English and German translations.
      • In 2015, the International EMF Scientist Appeal was "initially signed by 190 scientists from 39 nations. All of these scientists have published peer-reviewed papers on the biological or health effects of non-ionizing radiation, part of the EMF spectrum that includes Extremely Low Frequency fields (ELF) used for electricity, or Radio Frequency radiation (RFR) used for wireless communications."
      • Claims that that EMFs have not been proven to cause harm can be found in the web pages of the American Cancer Society, Health Physics Society, World Health Organisation, US Food and Drug Administration,
      • Health Canada has an info page on cell phone towers, with links to a range of other resources