Research Citations

Research Citations on the Health Hazards of Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs)

For a separate list of articles on the dangers of cell phone use, cordless telephone use, wireless Internet (Wi-Fi), and exposure to other radio frequencies, click here.
To view a PDF version of the slides presented at Oram’s lecture on Cell Phones, Wi-Fi and the Wiring in Your Home: EMF Hazards and Solutions, click here.
To see a list of retailers who sell cell phone radiation shielding and reduction devices, click here.
To learn steps you can take to safeguard yourself against EMF exposure, click on Tips for a Healthy Home, Articles on EMFs, Safer Use of Computers, Steps to Protect Yourself from Cell Phone Frequencies, and Smart electric meters.

This page last updated March 10, 2021.

Electrical Pollution: Are We Being Poisoned?
by Greg Groogan, My Fox Houston, Channel 26, on May 2, 2012
Excerpts from the news piece: “It’s an undisputed fact that the ever increasing electrification of our world has produced escalating exposure to electro magnetic fields. In addition to power lines, televisions, microwave ovens, clock radios, cell phones, nearly any gadget, big or small, powered by electricity casts off invisible waves of ‘EMF’, some way more than others…
“‘I think its going to be one of the biggest health risks we have ever seen,’ said Dr. William Rea, cardiovascular surgeon and founder of the Environmental Health Center in Dallas. Rea believes Americans bombarded by EMF are at enormous peril because the impact on mind and body appears to accumulate over time.
“‘I think for some people there are no safe levels and I think we are just beginning to realize that,’ said Rea. Rea says the number of electrically sensitive patients seeking care at his clinic has exploded. He also fully believes studies linking asthma, diabetes and cardiovascular disease to EMF exposure will be verified.
“‘I think you have to look at the whole spectrum of disease and you may find in certain people its triggered by electromagnetics,’ said Rea.”
To read the entire article, click here.
Also, Dr. Rea will be a keynote speaker at the upcoming building biology conference this October 11-13, 2012 in Washington, DC, entitled, “Healthy Bodies, Healthy Buildings”.

To read an article entitled, “Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity: Evidence for a Novel Neurological Syndrome,” click here. This study was conducted by Andrew Marino, PhD and his team at the Department of Neurology, LSU Health Sciences Center, Louisiana State University, Shreveport, Louisiana.

The International Commission for Electromagnetic Safety
From the website: “The International Commission for Electromagnetic Safety (ICEMS) is a non-profit organization that promotes research to protect public health from electromagnetic fields and develops the scientific basis and strategies for assessment, prevention, management and communication of risk, based on the precautionary principle.”

BioInitiative Report from the State University of New York at Albany
“A Rationale for a Biologically-based Public Exposure Standard for Electromagnetic Fields (ELF and RF)”
Twenty scientists and researchers from around the world reviewed over 2,000 studies on EMFs. They found a link between EMFs, cancer and other health problems.
From their August 31, 2007 press release:
“An international working group of scientists, researchers and public health policy professionals (The BioInitiative Working Group) has released its report on electromagnetic fields (EMF) and health. They document serious scientific concerns about current limits regulating how much EMF is allowable from power lines, cell phones, and many other sources of EMF exposure in daily life.
“The report concludes the existing standards for public safety are inadequate to protect public health.”
To view the entire press release, click here and choose the PDF of web-based version.
To view the entire report, click here.

Electro Magnetic Field (EMF) – Hazardous to Our Health?
Excellent summary report on magnetic field EMF exposure by Vicki Warren, editor and contributor to Dr. Mercola’s new website devoted to the topic of EMFs.

From their website: “Powerwatch is an independent organisation with a central role in the UK Electromagnetic Field and Microwave Radiation health debate. We work closely with decision-makers in government and business, and with other like-minded groups, promoting policies for a safer environment.
“We have been researching electromagnetic field effects on health for the last 20 years, and provide a range of information to help the general public understand this complex issue.”

The EMR (Electromagnetic Radiation) Network
A Chicago-based resource on the dangers of EMFs. Check out their useful links page.

Microwave News
One of the leading websites on the health effects of radio frequency and other EMF exposure. A watchdog organization that has been providing helpful information to the public for years. Sign up for their free email alerts.

The Swedish Association for the ElectroSensitive
Some of the most important EMF research comes from Sweden. Their government now recognizes Electro-Hypersensitivity (EHS) as a medical condition for which one can receive disability coverage. Up to 2% of their population is officially considered Electro-Hypersensitive.

“Exposure to the invisible cloud of energy called electrosmog is rising” News article from the International Herald Tribune
By Richard Latker (published: September 24, 2007)
“If you are eager to take advantage of the conveniences of information technology, your exposure to the invisible cloud of energy called the electromagnetic field – EMF, or electrosmog – may be considerably higher than that of your low-tech, old-media peers…
“Power lines, electric generators and motors, electric appliances, electronic devices and wireless communication systems all generate electric and magnetic fields, which together constitute EMF – fields of energy created by any electrical system.”
Read the entire article by clicking here.

“POWER LINES LINK TO CANCER IN NEW ALERT” News article from the British Newspaper, The Evening Standard
By Nicholas Cecil (published: April 20, 2007)
“A secret report has raised fresh fears of a link between power lines and cancer.
The confidential study, obtained by the Evening Standard, urges ministers to consider banning the building of homes and schools close to overhead high-voltage power cables because of possible health risks.
“It says a ban is the best way to reduce significantly exposure to electromagnetic fields from the electricity grid system. “
Read the entire article by clicking here.

“Pylon (high voltage power line) cancer fears put 7bn (7 billion Pound) blight on house prices” News article from the British Newspaper, The Daily Telegraph
By Nic Fleming, Medical Correspondent (published: April 29, 2006)
“About 130,000 houses could lose between 10 per cent and a quarter of their re-sale price if ministers take the advice of a committee set up by the (British) Department of Health… A draft of a report by the committee, seen by The Daily Telegraph, states that building houses within 230ft of high voltage power lines and 115ft of lower voltage lines should be banned.”
Read the entire article by clicking here.

“Experts rule out houses near pylons (high voltage power lines)” News article from the British Newspaper, The Daily Telegraph
By Nic Fleming, Medical Correspondent (published: April 26, 2006)
“Homes should not be built near overhead power lines because of possible links with childhood leukaemia, Government-appointed experts are expected to conclude.”
Read the entire article by clicking here.

Canadian Human Rights Commission
A review of the medical effects of environmental sensitivities as well as recommendations to protect occupants from electro-magnetic field exposure in building codes.
The citation article is entitled, “Medical Perspective on Environmental Sensitivities” by Margaret E. Sears (M.Eng., Ph.D.)
She writes, “‘Electromagnetic radiation’ covers a broad range of frequencies (over 20 orders of magnitude), from low frequencies in electricity supplies, radiowaves and microwaves, infrared and visible light, to x-rays and cosmic rays. Our limited understanding of the biological effects of the vast majority of frequencies gives reason for concern…”
“Given the seriousness of the adverse effects and the availability of alternative technologies, a precautionary approach is warranted.”

SAGE (Stakeholder Advisory Group ELF EMF)
A British group of private citizens dedicated, “To bring together the range of stakeholders to identify and explore the implications for a precautionary approach to ELF EMF (electric and magnetic fields) and make practical recommendations for precautionary measures”. The group was established after the report of a link in 2004 between overhead power lines and childhood leukemia by Dr. Gerald Draper of Oxford University.

The Association for Comprehensive Neurotherapy
This clinic in Florida treats children with autism. Their website contains a thorough compendium of studies from Europe on the adverse health effects of wireless communications and radio frequencies. Well worth reading if you have a teenager who uses a cell phone (or you use one yourself).

“EMFs and Health – the history up to 2000. Investigating the adverse health effects claims”
“In recent years electromagnetic radiation has been implicated as a contributory factor in a variety of adverse health effects. These range from skin cancers due to exposure to increased levels of ultra-violet radiation from the Sun because of the thinning of the ozone layer, through various childhood and adult cancers (especially childhood leukaemia) due to power line magnetic fields, to such things as cases of clinical depression and ‘Cot deaths'”.”
To read the entire article, click here.

Dr. Joseph Mercola
Website for this health and prevention-oriented Chicago-based MD. Do a search on his website for the term “EMF”.

Resource Information on Websites of EMF Consultants in North America

International Institute for Bau-Biologie and Ecology (IBE)
A resource for meters and instruments for EMF detection, as well as information, courses & seminars;

Environmental Options
Contact information for M. Spark Burmaster, BBEI, EE, Certified Building Biology Environmental Inspector, Electrical Engineer, and national EMF mitigation expert based in Chaseburg, Wisconsin.
Spark is on the faculty of the International Institute for Bau-biologie and Ecology and is a member of their Board of Directors;

Gust Consulting
Website for Larry Gust, BBEI, EE, Building Biologist and Electrical Engineer in Ventura, California.
Click on Cell Phones under “Articles” on his website for his review of research on the dangers of cell phones. Larry is one of the faculty of the International Institute for Bau-biologie and Ecology and is president of their Board of Directors;

Wings of Eagles Healthy Living
Website for Vicki Warren, BBEI, EE, Building Biologist, Electrical Engineer and Indoor Environmentalist in Lyles, Tennessee.
Vicki is one of the faculty of the International Institute for Bau-biologie and Ecology and serves on their Board of Directors;

Sal LaDuca, BBEI, EE
A Building Biologist and Electrical Engineer based in New Jersey.
Click on the link entitled Electro-Magnetic Field issues near the bottom of his home page for a thorough review of the basics of electro-magnetic fields and research citations. Sal is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Institute for Bau-biologie and Ecology;

Safe Living Technologies
Website for Robert Metzinger, Building Biologist and head of Safe Living Technologies in Ontario, Canada.
Robert’s website provides information on the health hazards of Electro-Magnetic Hypersensitivity and Safety Protection Products for Electro-magnetic Fields;

EMF Interface
Website for Jim Beale, retired aerospace engineer and expert on the biological effects of electromagnetic fields, living near Autin, Texas.
Jim has numerous studies and information on his website documenting the adverse effects of EMFs. He is on the advisory board of the International Institute for Bau-biologie and Ecology;

Purchase EMF Shielding and Reduction Devices from the Following Retailers (some websites also contain research citations):

International Institute for Bau-Biologie and Ecology (IBE)
A resource for meters and instruments for EMF detection, as well as information, courses & seminars;

Less EMF
A resource for information on and products for detecting and shielding electric, magnetic, and radio frequency fields, including air tube earphones and “snap beads,” which are small ferrite beads that close around the wire of your earphone like a clam shell. We recommend you get two and place one near the bottom of the cord where it plugs into the phone and place the second one about 2/3 to 3/4 of the way up the wire. This reduces exposure to the radiation picked up by the cord through resonance from the signal being broadcast from the antenna of your cell phone as well as from other cell phones and cell towers in your neighborhood.
If your cell phone does not support the air tube ear phone, even with an adapter, then use the wired earphone supplied by the cell phone manufacturer and place snap beads on the wire as described above. Do whatever you can to get the cell phone away from your body (don’t put it in your pocket when you are on a call). Also, we don’t recommend using a Bluetooth, as this is more cumulative exposure to harmful information-carrying radio waves, which have no safe exposure limit;
518-432-1550, 888-537-7363.

Safe Living Technologies
EMF Safety Protection Products for Electromagnetic Fields. Suppliers of Demand Switches, EMF Meters, Electromagnetic Field Detectors and Shielding Canopies. Our EMF protection merchandise reduces the symptoms of electrical sensitivity, reduces the risk of cancer and increases long term quality of life. Our equipment, procedures and policies comply with the International Institute for Bau-Biologie (IBE), the world standard for environmental safety technology;

Alternative Wireless
An online source of rooftop-mounted external cell phone antennas for your car as well as other cell phone accessories. Probably the best antenna for most people’s use would be the Wilson 3db Dual Band Mag Mount Antenna FME F for $29.95.

Click here to see the medical alert from Dr. Carlo on the reported relapse of symptoms, sometimes greater than those experienced initially, by some people after roughly 18 months of the sole use of a cell phone radiation reduction chip as their only protection against harmful radio frequencies. If you do chose to use one of these devices, do so in conjunction with the steps listed here.

Technology Alternatives Corporation
Makers of zero radiation computer LCD display monitors and shielding solutions for electrical and magnetic fields;

Unified Technologies
Manufacturers of Quantum Products, promoting coherence within the electrical circuitry of your home and office. Offering free thirty-day trials of Quantum Byte, software for your computer that creates coherence for you;