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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(9), 9376-9408; doi:10.3390/ijerph110909376

International and National Expert Group Evaluations: Biological/Health Effects of Radiofrequency Fields

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Department of Radiology, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX 78299, USA
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CNR-Institute for Electromagnetic Sensing of Environment, Napoli 80124, Italy
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Received: 20 June 2014 / Revised: 27 August 2014 / Accepted: 27 August 2014 / Published: 10 September 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Electromagnetic Fields and Health)
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Abstract

The escalated use of various wireless communication devices, which emit non-ionizing radiofrequency (RF) fields, have raised concerns among the general public regarding the potential adverse effects on human health. During the last six decades, researchers have used different parameters to investigate the effects of in vitro and in vivo exposures of animals and humans or their cells to RF fields. Data reported in peer-reviewed scientific publications were contradictory: some indicated effects while others did not. International organizations have considered all of these data as well as the observations reported in human epidemiological investigations to set-up the guidelines or standards (based on the quality of published studies and the “weight of scientific evidence” approach) for RF exposures in occupationally exposed individuals and the general public. Scientists with relevant expertise in various countries have also considered the published data to provide the required scientific information for policy-makers to develop and disseminate authoritative health information to the general public regarding RF exposures. This paper is a compilation of the conclusions, on the biological effects of RF exposures, from various national and international expert groups, based on their analyses. In general, the expert groups suggested a reduction in exposure levels, precautionary approach, and further research. View Full-Text
Keywords: radiofrequency fields; biological effects; expert committees; evaluations radiofrequency fields; biological effects; expert committees; evaluations
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Vijayalaxmi; Scarfi, M.R. International and National Expert Group Evaluations: Biological/Health Effects of Radiofrequency Fields. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11, 9376-9408.

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