15/11/2006 - 80% of the published studies on phone masts show health effects
Jean-Luc Guilmot, a Belgian bio-engineer, has made public a .pdf slide from a presentation he made in Louvain-la-Neuve University during a conference on health concerns regarding mobile phone masts. In the slide he summarises the results of the effects found on all published epidemiological research papers on PubMed and WHO that look into phone masts. Despite the small number of returned papers, the results are staggering, with 8 out of the 10 papers showing a statistically significant health effect from mobile phone mast exposure.
Jean-Luc accompanies the slide with the following text:
"If you look at epidemiological studies on mobile phone base stations available on either on WHO EMF database or on PUBMED, there are only 10 published peer-reviewed studies: 8 of them show positive results (= health nuisances) and 2 show negative results.
Message for the Industry and Public Health Authorities: WHO Fact Sheet N° 304 contradicts WHO's own database. Norms are concepts. Epidemiological studies which have been peer-reviewed are based on real life. Where are the peer-reviewed studies that show phone masts are NOT a health concern?"
[View related slide as a .pdf (104 KB)]
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