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Straight talk on BBC about exposure limits of wireless technologies

Panorama on British TV
On 21 May 2007, BBC One presented the hard facts on the exposure limit scandal of wireless communication technologies. Computer service firms were inundated with calls: nearly half of the service calls inquired about the possibility of disabling their Wi-Fi system (WLAN).
Here you can watch the program via GoogleVideo in English.

Video: BBC program in English (Part 1)
BBC program in English (Part 2)
BBC program in English (Part 3)

A summary of the most important points can be obtained as a PDF at

Environmental medicine evaluation of electromagnetic fields in buildings

Dr. med. Gerd Oberfeld
General Practitioner, Licensed and Court-certified Expert Witness in Environmental Medicine

Download Environmental Medicine Evaluation


The current debate about official exposure limits becomes more intense and heated than ever. Many thousands of studies serve as a basis for this debate. Listed below for your convenience, we have selected a few to illustrate the exciting scientific dialog.

Environmental Medicine Evaluation of Electromagnetic Fields in Buildings by Dr. Oberfeld

Neil Cherry Assessment of ICNIRP Guidelines

Ecolog Study

Salzburg Resolution

Cell phone radiation alters brain functions during sleep
Cell phone radiation alters brain functions during sleep (PDF)

Cherry Study

The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) issues exposure guidelines for electromagnetic fields. As a rule, the WHO (World Health Organization) and many national committees base their recommendations regarding exposure limits on those ICNIRP Guidelines.

The ICNIRP Guidelines are only based on thermal effects (tissue heating) of electromagnetic fields. To date, nonthermal effects are believed to be irrelevant to human health.



In view of the fact that New Zealand intended to adopt the ICNIRP Guidelines, Dr. Neil Cherry from Lincoln University, New Zealand, wrote his ICNIRP Guideline Critique.

For this purpose, he not only reviewed ICNIRP's evaluation criteria but also the then available scientific evidence. In his critique, he came to the following conclusion: I have reviewed the ICNIRP Assessment of Effects (1998) and have found it to have serious flaws. It displays a pattern of bias, significant errors, omissions, and the deliberate distortion of facts.

Download Criticism of the Health Assessment in the ICNIRP Guidelines


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