[ RadSafe ] Unfounded claims about the effects of electromagnetic fields

Bjorn Cedervall bcradsafers at hotmail.com
Mon Apr 14 17:17:05 CDT 2008

This is the title of a short commentary I have written as a response to
Belpomme, Irigary, Hardell, Clapp, Montagnier, Epstein and Sasco (Environ Res, Vol. 105, 2007:414-429).
In their paper EMF is classified as a mutagen (as well as cocarcinogen/promotor). In my response
which is focused on the mutagen question I refer to fundamental chemistry and physics.
The last sentence of my response reads:
"The way EMF appears as a mutagen in Table 2 (Belpomme et al., 2007) is without biological
sense and is likely to contribute to myths and unfounded fear of EMFs."
As this is "in press" I expect it to appear in the next issue of Environmental Research.
Furthermore, it has not escaped my attention that the same paper:
1. Refers to the strange thesis (by M. Tondel) which claimed a detectable increase
in cancer incidence in northern Sweden as a consequence of the Chernobyl fallout.
During the thesis defence it was shown by the opponent that there was no support
for such a conclusion. The science advisor of the thesis work was Dr. Hardell. In other
words, the same publication also contributes to myths relating to the Chernobyl explosion.
2. Refers to a paper by Hallberg and Johansson where they argue that melanomas
probably increase as a consequence of FM and TV transmissions! (both these authors
promote ideas that are in line with those who claim that they are electrohypersensitive).
See also:
Summary: According to my very personal ideas these guys are fear mongers.
Bjorn Cedervall   bcradsafers at hotmail.com
Going green? See the top 12 foods to eat organic.

More information about the RadSafe mailing list