A Report on Non-Ionizing Radiation

ICEMS Monograph on Non-Thermal Effects

November 26, 2010

For a completely different perspective of the ELF-EMF genotox literature (from ICNIRP's), take a look at a review by an Italian group led by Livio Giuliani. It appears in a just-released monograph, "Non-Thermal Effects and Mechanisms of Interaction Between Electromagnetic Fields and Living Matter," which includes 24 papers (the one on genotoxicity begins on p.123). The entire volume, which was sponsored by ICEMS and the Ramazzini Institute, is a free download. Another important paper in this collection (p.219) is the first published report from the Ramazzini's "mega" animal experiments on EMFs and cancer, directed by Morando Soffritti and Fiorella Belpoggi: It shows that magnetic fields can increase the incidence of breast tumors among rats. Giuliani and Soffritti are the co-editors of the new monograph. ICEMS is positioning itself as a counterweight to ICNIRP. This should not be too difficult given that ICNIRP has lost its way.

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