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EMF Studies

27 August 2013

1973 Report Researching the Effects of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) on Living Tissue Mentions Potential Danger to Human Health and the Need for Measures to Control the Proliferation of Devices Emitting EMF

Think about this: The following was written in a report, published in April 1973, on the work being undertaken as part of a program of research on the effects of electromagnetic fields on living tissue conducted in collaboration with the Department of Anatomy, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

“In view of the expected proliferation of MW devices in many different applications, a substantial increase in MW background activity is feared that may endanger human health. On this basis strict control of the use of these devices must be introduced while present safety standards are revised and extensive research is conducted into long term effects of exposure to low intensity MW radiation. In particular, a study of possible accumulative effects of MW radiation (directly or indirectly) through sensitization must be conducted…”

Forty years later, there are many countries in the world and particularly, millions, if not several billions of people among the general public who believe there is no danger to human health from the microwave radiation being emitted by the wireless devices and applications that they use daily.

Exceprts from Report from Canada – April 1973 – Division of Mechanical Engineering, Control Systems Laboratory Section

Environmental Pollution by Microwave Radiation – A Potential Threat to Health

This report concerns work that is part of a program of research on the effects of electromagnetic fields on living tissue conducted in collaboration with the Department of Anatomy, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

"Due to the ever-growing application of microwave devices in industry, research, for military purposes, and domestic appliances (encouraged in part by the advent of economic solid state microwave devices) microwave background radiation may increase to a dangerous level in the near future. This presents a potential threat to human health and measures must be taken to control the proliferation of these devices and their applications...

In view of the lack of knowledge on the biological effects of microwave (MW) radiation, the following actions are required:

1. A systematic study of the biological effects of MW radiation must be initiated, and

2. The maximum permissible MW radiation levels for occupational workers and public in general must be determined...

From these we consider the long term non-thermal combination as being of the utmost importance in the near future because of the doubt we have expressed concerning the uncontrolled proliferation of MW devices. With this in mind a systematic investigation should be undertaken to determine the "safe" levels of exposure for man, animals, plants and various other organisms...

Conclusions

In view of the expected proliferation of MW devices in many different applications, a substantial increase in MW background activity is feared that may endanger human health. On this basis strict control of the use of these devices must be introduced while present safety standards are revised and extensive research is conducted into long term effects of exposure to low intensity MW radiation. In particular, a study of possible accumulative effects of MW radiation (directly or indirectly) through sensitization must be conducted…"

Copy of the document is available from the Editor of this blog, on request.

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