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Researchers aim to clarify health effects of electromagnetic fields

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 10:05
At present, there is lack of consensus among scientists concerning health effects of electromagnetic fields (EMF). Though wireless devices and technologies make our lives increasingly easier, results of studies to date are inconsistent and no sound conclusion can be drawn about whether EMF emitted by new technologies and devices may impact our health. Because of this, GERoNiMO, an ambitious European project, including researchers from 13 countries has just started to study effects of electromagnetic fields on human health

Image credits: Adapted from work by User:LennyWikidata [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0), via Wikimedia CommonsDr. Elisabeth Cardis, Head of the Radiation Programme at the Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology (CREAL), an ISGlobal allied centre, stresses the need for further careful studies to close gaps in knowledge on possible health effects of EMF. The GERoNiMO project, coordinated by Dr. Cardis, will last five years. It is the most ambitious effort to date to investigate the impact of wireless technologies on human health.

See video interview: http://www.324.cat/video/4877712/societat/Radiacions-electromagnetiques

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Image credits: Adapted from work by User:LennyWikidata [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0), via Wikimedia Commons