European Commision Scientific Advisory Committee - update on EMF Health Risks

The European Commission scientific advisory committee, the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR), has published an updated scientific Opinion on possible health risks from EMF. After a careful review of recent research the SCENIHR states:

'It is concluded from three independent lines of evidence (epidemiological, animal and in vitro studies) that exposure to RF fields is unlikely to lead to an increase in cancer in humans....'

The new Opinion points out that there is no overall increase in brain tumour rates but recommends further research to identify whether phone use well beyond 10 years might increase cancer risk, studies in relation to use by children, on population exposures and to investigate preliminary findings suggesting effects.

SCENIHR also finds no overall scientific evidence of effects on self-reported symptoms, the nervous system, development or reproduction.