The paper below should be of great interest to anyone who uses or is exposed to wireless technology. The safety of such technologies is definitely questionable. The Summary for the Public portion of the BioInitiative report should also be of great interest. It is written with the lay person in mind, www.bioinitiative.org.
Catherine (from www.electricalpollution.com)
Disturbance of the immune system by electromagnetic fields ”” A potentially underlying cause for cellular damage and tissue repair reduction which could lead to disease and impairment
The Experimental Dermatology Unit, Department of Neuroscience, KarolinskaInstitute, Stockholm, Sweden
Received 23 August 2008;
accepted 30 January 2009
A number of papers dealing with the effects of modern, man-made electromagneticfields (EMFs) on the immunesystemaresummarized in the present review. EMFs disturb immune function through stimulation of various allergic and inflammatory responses, as well as effects on tissue repair processes. Such disturbances increase the risks for various diseases, including cancer. These and the EMF effects on other biological processes (e.g. DNA damage, neurological effects, etc.) are now widely reported to occur at exposure levels significantly below most current national and international safety limits. Obviously, biologically based exposure standards are needed to prevent disruption of normal body processes and potential adverse health effects of chronic exposure.
Based on this review, as well as the reviews in the recent Bioinitiative Report [http://www.bioinitiative.org/] [C.F.Blackman,M.Blank,M. Kundi, C. Sage, D.O. Carpenter, Z. Davanipour, D. Gee, L. Hardell, O. Johansson, H. Lai, K.H. Mild, A. Sage, E.L. Sobel, Z. Xu, G. Chen, The Bioinitiative Report ”” A Rationale for a Biologically-based Public Exposure Standard for Electromagnetic Fields (ELFandRF), 2007)], it must be concluded that the existing public safety limits are inadequate to protect public health, and that new public safety limits, as well as limits on further deployment of untested technologies, are warranted.
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