Government and industry-linked scientists often claim that research on the effects of exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) is inconsistent, and that more research is needed before health warnings are issued or regulatory guidelines are strengthened.
Cell phones and other wireless devices also produce static and extremely low frequency (ELF) electromagnetic fields. ELF was classified by the IARC as “possibly carcinogenic to humans” (Group 2B) a decade before RFR received this classification.
Notes: The comet assay is a sensitive genotoxicity test for the detection of DNA damage and repair. This is a standard technique used in biomonitoring and genotoxicity testing.
65% (n=226) of 348 genetic effects studies reported significant effects including:
- 65% (n=72) of 110 DNA comet assay studies reported significant effects.
Extremely low frequency and static field electromagnetic fields:
- 73% (n=46) of 63 DNA comet assay studies reported significant effects.