changes from RFR
A recent mini-review
has examined reports of effects on the peripheral nervous system
from radiofrequency radiation (RFR). The authors have published
several research papers on this theme in the past. In the current
paper they review effects both from overexposure to RFR and from
exposure within international guidelines. They note that only a
minority of people exposed to RFR (from mobile phones or other sources)
develops symptoms, and that these are usually reversible. They briefly
discuss possible mechanisms for the phenomenon.
Westerman R, Hocking B. Diseases of modern living; neurological
changes associated with mobile phones and radiofrequency radiation
in humans. Neuroscience letters 2004;360:13-16.
of safety standards for RFR exposure
James Lin regularly
reviews, in the Radio Science Bulletin, an aspect of radiofrequency
radiation and health. In the June 2004 issue he discusses the background
behind the current standards that have been adopted internationally
to limit exposure to RF radiation. He defines the Specific Absorption
rate, and sets out the rationale for the SAR standards that are
currently employed. The article can be found at www.ursi.org
on these topics can be found in "Primer
- Exposure limits for RF radiation", and in "Specific
Absorption Rate of Wireless phones".
Lin JC. Current standards and their bases for safe human exposure
to radio-frequency radiation. Radio Science Bulletin 2004;309:50-52.