Experts

“It is essential that exposure limits be implemented in order to protect against the established adverse effects of exposure to ELF electric and magnetic fields.”

World Health Organization’s Environmental Health Criteria 238: Extremely Low Frequency Fields

“The existing FCC and international limits do not do enough to protect people, especially children, from daily exposures to electromagnetic fields and radiofrequency radiation. [They] did not anticipate these new kinds of technologies affecting the health of people living with and using wireless devices on a daily basis. These effects are now widely reported to occur at exposure levels significantly below most current national and international limits.”

David O. Carpenter, MD and Director of the University of Albany, Institute of Health and the Environment (March 2009)

“We would like to be able to say that cell phones are safe, but we can’t. The most recent science, while not conclusive, raises serious issues about the cancer risk of cell phone use that must be addressed through further research. In the meantime, consumers can take steps to reduce exposure.”

Olga Naidenko, Ph.D., Environmental Working Group Senior Scientist (September 9, 2009)

“[There is a] growing body of literature linking long-term cell phone use to possible adverse health effects including cancer. We shouldn’t wait for a definitive study to come out, but err on the side of being safe rather than sorry later.”

Dr Ronald Herberman, Director of the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (July 2008)

“In the present situation of scientific uncertainty…the statements that the use of mobile phones is safe, are premature. In my opinion the current safety standards are not sufficiently supported because of the very limited research on human volunteers, children, and on the effects of long-term exposures in humans.”

Dariusz Leszcynski, researcher for the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority of Finland (September 2009)

“It is far better to prevent harm using simple and low cost measures than to wait for long-term results to confirm a health hazard that has already occurred. Therefore we must be prepared to act before scientific certainty has been achieved.”

Siegel Sadetzki, researcher and advisor for the Israeli Ministry of Health (September 2009)

“Results of epidemiologic studies to date give no consistent or convincing evidence of a causal relation between exposure from radio frequency fields (RFs) and any adverse health effect. On the other hand, these studies have too many deficiencies to rule out an association. Despite the ubiquity of new technologies using radio frequency fields, little is known about population exposure from RF sources, and even less about the relative importance of different sources.”

International Commission for Non-Ionising Radiation Protection literature review