Research Programs

Extensive research has been conducted into possible health effects of exposure to electromagnetic fields, including many types of radio signals.

The WHO states:

In the area of biological effects and medical applications of non-ionizing radiation approximately 25,000 articles have been published over the past 30 years. Despite the feeling of some people that more research needs to be done, scientific knowledge in this area is now more extensive than for most chemicals. Based on a recent in-depth review of the scientific literature, the WHO concluded that current evidence does not confirm the existence of any health consequences from exposure to low level electromagnetic fields. However, some gaps in knowledge about biological effects exist and need further research.

Many research funding agencies have been guided by the WHO research recommendations. The WHO estimates that since 1997 over US$200 million of funding has been allocated for research to complete the WHO research agendas.



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