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The Science Forum page contains analysis of bioelectromagnetics research by researches and other professionals in the field. This includes reviews on various areas of research, papers presented at scientific conferences as well as expert comments that have been submitted to legislative bodies and regulatory agencies in the US and internationally. Postings are arranged alphabetically by name of author.


BioInitiative 2012 Report Issues New Warnings on Wireless and EMF
University at Albany, Rensselaer, New York / January 7, 2013

A new report by the BioInitiative Working Group 2012 says that evidence for risks to health has substantially increased since 2007 from electromagnetic fields and wireless technologies (radiofrequency radiation). The Report reviews over 1800 new scientific studies. Cell phone users, parents-to-be, young children and pregnant women are at particular risk.

1/25/13 - 21st Century Science Denial

Part I: Psychopolitical Paranoia
Part II: The Politics of Cell Phone Radiation
Part III: Rise of the Machines

7/6/08 - June 5, 2008 - Health Concerns Associated with Energy Efficient Lighting and Their Electromagnetic Emissions. Opinion on "Light Sensitivity" written by Magda Havas PhD of Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada at the request of the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR)

6/29/08 - The Minneapolis Star Tribune printed an editorial written by Jackie Hunt Christensen on how various external sources of electromagnetic interference can affect implanted medical devices, such as the deep brain stimulation system that she has to treat her Parkinson's disease. Ms. Christensen is a Parkinson's disease and environmental health activist - the Public Affairs Senior Advisor for Parkinson's Action Network and Co-facilitator for the Collaborative on Health and the Environment's Parkinson's Disease and Environment Working Group.

1/1/07 - In-depth analysis of the 2006 “Cellular Telephone Use and Cancer Risk: Update of a National Danish Cohort” study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. December 11, 2006 WBAI 99.5 FM 99 Health Action host Bob Lederer’s interview with Cindy Sage, MS, (MP3 format) EMF Environmental Consultant since 1982. Ms. Sage has published numerous articles and books on electromagnetic fields, health effects and public policy. In this interview she analyzes the subject selection and data collection methodology of the Schuz JNCI study and how this led to the study’s findings of “no increased risk of brain tumors or overall cancer.” She also critiques the statement of co-author John Boice, a Vanderbilt University professor and scientific director of the International Epidemiology Institute in Rockville, MD, that, "There's really no biological basis for you to be concerned about radio waves."

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Thank you to WBAI, a listener-supported non-commercial radio station for making this interview available. www.wbai.org The Health Action show airs every Monday at 1:00 PM Eastern Time. Bob Lederer hosts once or twice at month. Send him your comments.

W. Ross Adey, M.D., electromagnetics bioeffects researcher for several decades, has written a response to an invitation from the National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council PAVE PAWS Committee (pdf) to participate at their forthcoming meeting at Woods Hole, Massachusetts, on possible PAVE PAWS radar bioeffects. This letter discusses the long history of U.S. military involvement with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers in the setting of radiofrequency radiation human exposure standards in the U.S.

These two new articles by EMF researcher W. Ross Adey, M.D. will be published in an upcoming issue of The Internal Encyclopedia of Neuroscience, Third Volume, B. Smith and G. Adelman, editors.

Henry Lai, Ph.D., lead researcher for two decades at the Bioelectromagnetics Research Laboratory, Department of Bioengineering, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.

From the University of Washington Alumni Association Magazine Columns, March 2005, on-line edition - Cover Story - "Wake-up Call"
Can Radiation from Cell Phones Damage DNA in Our Brains? When One UW Researcher Found Disturbing Data, Funding Became Tight and One Industry Leader Threatened Legal Action

This cover story article chronicles the experience of University of Washington alumnus Henry Lai, PhD and his research partner N.P. Singh, MD as they studied the effects of microwave radiation on the brain and in the process learned first-hand about the politics of big science.

"Wake-up Call," was written by Rob Harrill who is the engineering writer in the UW’s College of Engineering. Although his children are not allowed cell phones (despite repeated pleas), both he and his wife use one sparingly.

*Be sure to read the further references at the end of the article.

Henry Lai, Ph. D., presented this paper at: The IBC-UK Conference: "Mobile Phones-Is there a Health Risk?" September 16-17, 1997 in Brussels, Belgium. Neurological Effects of Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Radiation Relating to Wireless Communication Technology (pdf)


Henry Lai, Ph.D., presented this paper at the 1998 Vienna Conference: the "Workshop on Possible Biological and Health Effects of RF Electromagnetic Fields", Mobile Phone and Health Symposium, Oct 25-28, 1998, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria. Neurological Effects of Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Radiation (pdf)


Henry Lai, Ph.D., presented this paper at the 1999 World Health Organization (WHO) conference: "The Biological Effects, Health Consequences and Standards for Pulsed Radiofrequency Field", an international seminar sponsored by the International Commission on Nonionizing Radiation Protection and World Health Organization, at the Ettoll Majorare, Centre for Scientific Culture, Erice, Sicily, Italy, November 21-25, 1999. Memory and Behavior (pdf)

John D. MacArthur is a freelance writer specializing in neuroscience. In 2001 The Franklin Institute Science Museum commissioned him to research and write a comprehensive online section about the human brain. This cell phone article was published in the July 2002 issue of the Townsend Letter for Doctors & Patients. Cell Phones and the Brain (pdf) by John D. MacArthur © 2000

Wolfgang Volkrodt, Ph.D., former Siemens scientist in Germany, wrote and published several articles on environmental contaminated by microwaves. "Our environment is contaminated by microwaves. At present, the consequences are largely unexplored; however, observations of trees offer dire foreboding." The following pdf files offer an introduction and selection of Dr. Volkrodt's research and supporting documents:

 

   

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