2012 BioInitiative Report
The 2012 BioInitiative Report documents bioeffects, adverse health effects and public health conclusions about impacts of non-ionizing radiation Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) including Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) and Radio Frequency (RF) (View Full Report) The Radio Frequency (RF) Studies Chart summarizes studies that report biological effects and adverse health effects relevant for cell towers, WI-FI, ‘smart’ wireless utility meters, wireless laptops, baby monitors, cell phones and cordless phones. (View RF Charts)
National Toxicology Program (NTP) Study
The 10-year, $25 million National Toxicology Program Cell Phone Radiation Study, researchers found that rats exposed to RF radiation had higher rates of glioma (a type of brain tumor), as well as malignant schwannoma (a very rare heart tumor), than unexposed rats. Read more…
The Ramazzini Institute (RI) Study
The Ramazzini Institute (RI) performed a life-span carcinogenic study on Sprague-Dawley rats to evaluate the carcinogenic effects of RFR generated by 1.8 GHz GSM antenna of the radio base stations of mobile phone. This is the largest long-term study ever performed in rats on the health effects of RFR, including 2448 animals. The RI findings on far field exposure to RFR are consistent with and reinforce the results of the NTP study on near field exposure, as both reported an increase in the incidence of tumors of the brain and heart in RFR-exposed Sprague-Dawley rats. These tumors are of the same histotype of those observed in some epidemiological studies on cell phone users.
International Council on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP)
The main objective of the ICNIRP Guidelines for Limiting Exposure to Electric Fields publication is to establish guidelines for limiting EMF exposure that will provide protection against known adverse health effects. An adverse health effect causes detectable impairment of the health of the exposed individual or of his or her offspring; a biological effect, on the other hand, may or may not result in an adverse health effect. Download