Electromagnetic Fields and Health

David Sherrill sherrill at an.hp.com
Fri Dec 15 10:02:01 EST 1995


Maren Oelbermann wrote:
> The issue of electromagnetic fields and human health is a 
> controversial scientific, and often public, issue.  A new book...

The controversy is most endemic among those who stand to gain from
continuing this farce.  The PBS program NOVA aired a fair and balanced
story on this subject a month or two ago.  Read any books you like, but
make sure you understand the "Texas Marksman" and other statistical frauds
first.

See also http://www.calpoly.edu/~dhafemei/apspowerline.html for
the Statement by the Council of the American Physical Society, 
April 22, 1995, "POWER LINE FIELDS AND PUBLIC HEALTH".

IMHO, the real risk to the public from this subject is the squandering of
rare and valuable medical research funds on a subject that at one time may
have been a legitimate concern but now has been put to rest by careful
investigation.

Even if one is not conviced that there is zero risk here, one must agree
that there are much more pressing health problems better deserving of
research investment.

David Sherrill

[Opinion's are my own, not my employer's... but you knew that!]



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