Yesterday we kindly asked the ACS to update their site, which has not been updated since mid-2010. Got a nice response that my comments had been forwarded to the review committee (presumably for the website). You can lodge your own comments here (select in drop-down box: Questions/Comments about the website).
Please consider that many people look to ACS for accurate and current information. Much of the scientific community agrees now that there is a lack of adequate study on long term exposure to RF (whether from phones or towers) and that conclusions should not be drawn in favor of a ubiquitous label of RF radiation being “safe.” It is particularly worrisome to me that the current page does not clearly highlight this fact, and instead seems to argue that RF exposure is indeed safe. Read the rest of this entry »
So what do our neighbors the CDC say about cell towers, anyway? Not much at all, as it seems. It’s interesting to see that the CDC publicly available information addresses CELL PHONE use (intermittent exposure to RF at your own choosing) but not CELL TOWER radiation (24/7 exposure to RF you can’t escape). However, even the CDC notes that even cell phone exposure is a possible health risk and there needs to be more research. Read the CDC posting here. Do you have other research we don’t know about from the CDC? Please send it to us.
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In response to the IARC classifying RF as a possible human carcinogen, WHO announced in a recent factsheet (June 2011) that:
“Mobile phone use is ubiquitous with an estimated 4.6 billion subscriptions globally. The electromagnetic fields produced by mobile phones are classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer as possibly carcinogenic to humans. Studies are ongoing to more fully assess potential long-term effects of mobile phone use. WHO will conduct a formal risk assessment of all studied health outcomes from radiofrequency fields exposure by 2012.”