Electromagnetic Fields and Epidemiology - Review

An overview of electromagnetic fields and epidemiology inspired by the fourth course at the International School of Bioelectromagnetics, Schüz et al., Bioelectromagnetics, has been published online. 

This overview, inspired by the lectures and the discussions among participants, summarizes current knowledge on exposure to EMF and disease risk, with emphasis on studies of use of mobile phones and brain tumours and exposure to power lines and childhood leukaemia.

The overview states'...The scientific evidence available to date on possible long-term effects from exposure to ELF and RF fields is not strong enough to revise current protection limits based on the known acute effects of such exposures. Precautionary measures may be considered to reduce ELF exposure of children or exposure to RF during mobile phone use, keeping in mind that it is unclear whether they involve any preventive benefit...'

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