© 2000 Anthony Canamucio

Resolving the question of whether cellular phones are safe has been complicated by conflicting information about electromagnetic fields (emfs): no danger; yes there is danger; well, we don't know. This has been unsettling for the public and has put pressure on health policy decision makers to act. But can they take action based on the biological data now available? I think not. In fact, I believe it would be unethical to use much of it to make public health decisions.

This area of research in the United States did not evolve as biological research normally does. It basically had its origin in the physics and engineering community's concern about the hazards of their high-power radio equipment in the late 1930s. This led to that community's initiation and substantial control of the funding for biological research and a persisting mind-set. The result has been biological research corrupted...

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