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AuthorCarlo, George L. author
TitleWireless Phones And Health II [electronic resource] : State of the Science / by George L. Carlo ; edited by George L. Carlo, Polly M. Thibodeau
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US, 2002
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Descript XII, 290 p. online resource


From the time questions about the impact of wireless technology on public health were first raised in 1993 through the present, Wireless Technology Research, LLC (WTR) has been the largest independent surveillance and research program trying to identify and solve human health problems associated with wireless phones. In 1995 at the University "La Sapienza" of Rome, WTR sponsored the first comprehensive forum for the discussion of these issues. Papers from the 1995 State of the Science Colloquium were collected andpublished in Volume I ofthis series, Wireless Phones andHealth: Scientific Progress. This second volume assembles papers presented at WTR's Second State of the Science Colloquium in Long Beach, CA, in June 1999; it contains the most comprehensive research on the public health impact of wireless phones to date. The operating words for the proper understanding of these data are science and public health. Science is a tool for making public health decisions, but the framework in which we are operating is truly that of public health. We are looking for problems that have to do with wireless technology. We are trying to decide how this technology impacts on the public for one purpose and one purpose alone, and that purpose is to solve problems that are identified. I would like to challenge you, the reader, to suspend your parochial orientation as you consider these latest findings


Editor's Note: WTR Methodology -- Latest Progress in Dosimetry and Near-Field Evaluations for Mobile Communications Devices -- Dosimetry Studies on In Vitro Preparations Exposed to 837 and 1900 MHz in a TEM Cell -- A Rat-Head Exposure System for Exposure to RF Fields from Handheld Wireless Telephones -- A Fast Tour of a Decade of Bioelectromagnetic Hygiene Research -- Developing a Regulatory Compliance Arrangement for Electromagnetic Radiation Exposure from Radio Transmitters Based on Health and Safety Considerations in Australia -- Guidelines for Radiofrequency Exposure from Mobile and Portable Devices Adopted by the US Federal Communications Commission -- FCC Equipment Authorization Procedures for RF Exposure Compliance of Mobile and Portable Transmitters -- Editor's Note: WTR TIER I -- State of the Science: RF Genetic Toxicology -- Evaluation of Potential Genotoxicity of Radiofrequency Radiation Technologies Using a Battery of In Vitro Tests -- Measurement of Alkali Labile DNA Damage and Cross-Links Following 2450 MHz Microwave and Low Dose Gamma Irradiation In Vitro -- Evaluation of Potential Genotoxicity of Radiofrequency Radiation Technologies Using the Single Cell Gel Electrophoresis and Micronucleus Assays -- Scientific Discussion of the Results of Micronucleus Studies Funded by Wireless Technology Research, LLC -- State of the Science: In Vivo Toxicology -- The Carcinogenic Potential of 835.62 MHz FMCW and 847.74 MHz CDMA Radiations: Ongoing Studies -- Effects of GSM-900 Microwaves on Rat Models -- Evaluation of Potential Genotoxicity of Radiofrequency Radiation Technologies Using the Single Cell Gel Electrophoresis Assay: Integrated Laboratory Systems Study -- Evaluation of Potential Genotoxicity of Radiofrequency Radiation Technologies Using the Single Cell Gel Electrophoresis Assay: University of Washington Study; Comparison of ILS and UW SCG Studies -- Editor's Note: WTR TIER II -- State of the Science: RF Epidemiology -- Epidemiological Study on the Use of Cellular Telephones and the Risk For Brain Tumors -- Who's Key RF Research Requirements for Better Health Risk Assessments -- Wireless Phone Use and the Risk of Primary Brain Cancer -- Human Studies on the Endocrine and Nervous Systems Under Exposure to Mobile Phones -- Effects of a 915 MHz Simulated Mobile Phone Transmission on Cerebral Function -- Symptoms Experienced in Connection with the Use of Digital and Analog Mobile Phones for Poeple Using Both Transmitter Systems: A Swedish-Norwegian Epidemiological Study -- Surveillance and Research Needs: The Next Five Years

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