A Report on Non-Ionizing Radiation

Incongruities in Revised RF Exposure Limits

“Incongruities in Recently Revised RF Exposure Guidelines and Standards,” Environmental Research, posted January 23, 2023.

Jim Lin, a former member of ICNIRP member and editor of Bioelectromagnetics, expresses concerns over safety limits for mm waves set by the IEEE in 2019 and ICNIRP in 2020.

He writes: “The current scientific database is inadequate at mm wavelengths to render a trustworthy appraisal or to reach a judgment with confidence.”

When Environmental Research first posted Lin’s paper, it was still a pre-proof, and some edits by the author had not yet been fully incorporated into the final manuscript. A deletion, in italics below, had not been removed:

The revised guidelines (ICNIRP, 2020) and standards (IEEE-ICES, 2019) appear to accommodate business-related purposes. They are strongly linked to acute thermal effects related to measurable tissue temperature rises.


Why the Deletion?

January 31, 2023

Microwave News asked Lin why he made the deletion. He offered three reasons:

Lin reoly to deleting business interests


Strikethrough Text Persists

February 1, 2023

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