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.
A summary of the most important points can be obtained as a PDF at
Environmental medicine evaluation of electromagnetic fields in buildings
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