A Report on Non-Ionizing Radiation

mechanism: Microwave News Article Archive (2004 - )

March 4, 2024

“Interactions Between Electromagnetic Radiation and Biological Systems,” iScience, March 15, 2024. Major review from China, with more than 230 references. Open access.

April 7, 2023

“Cellular and Molecular Effects of Non-Ionizing EMFs,” Reviews on Environmental Health, April 7, 2023. The latest review by Henry Lai and Blake Levitt. “The goal was to synthesize a hypothesis on their mechanisms of action.”

February 27, 2023

“Statistical Amplification of the Effects of Weak Magnetic Fields in Cellular Translation,” Cells, posted February 24, 2023. by Vladimir Binhi of the General Physics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. “This mechanism predicts a random nature of the nonspecific effects caused by weak and hypomagnetic fields and agrees with the diversity of biological responses to a weak magnetic field.” Open access.


February 24, 2023

“Essential Elements of Radical Pair Magnetosensitivity in Drosophila, Nature, published online February 22, 2023. Provides “strong evidence” that non-cryptochrome dependent radical pairs “can elicit magnetic field responses in cells.” From the University of Manchester (U.K.). Open access.


September 17, 2019

The U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) will soon embark on a new phase of its long-running RF project. Last year, the NTP concluded that RF radiation causes cancer; now it will begin a systematic search for mechanisms to explain how and why the tumors developed. Work is expected to begin by the end of the year.

The research plan is wide-ranging. It will include studies on gene expression, oxidative stress and DNA damage and repair, as well as on the possible role played by heat. Other priorities on the NTP agenda are studies on behavior and stress.

February 16, 2017

The Pentagon wants to know more about how cells use electromagnetic radiation to talk to each other.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, better known as DARPA or ARPA, is embarking on a new program, called RadioBio, to determine whether cells are able to exchange information with EM signals and, if so, what the cells are saying and how they do it.

March 18, 2016

Weak RF fields may indeed be able to promote cancer, according to two leading members of the EMF/RF research community. Frank Barnes and Ben Greenebaum are offering theoretical arguments to explain how low-level RF radiation can alter the growth rates of cancer cells. They present their ideas in an article which has just...

September 27, 2012

Paul Héroux has a problem. He believes he has identified a way to control the growth of cancer cells, but he can't get his ideas into print. "We think we have the Rosetta Stone that will allow us to unravel the intricacies of cancer physiology," says Héroux, a professor at McGill University in Montreal.  Yet, one scientific journal after another has refused to publish what he has found.

Part of Héroux's problem is that his argument is based on an even more controversial proposition than a possible cure for cancer: That extremely weak magnetic fields can bring about major changes in DNA. That is a tough sell. Héroux ups the ante another notch by claiming to show that those changes are so easy to spot that you don't need hi-tech instruments to see them, just a standard issue microscope. All you have to do is count chromosomes, admittedly with close attention to detail.

And that's not all. Héroux says he has pinpointed where and how the magnetic field acts on the cell.

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