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Radiation effects are in the mind

The Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) reports that a recent U.K. study has shown that "elect...

August 17, 2007   Canadian Consulting Engineer

The Institute for Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE) reports that a recent U.K. study has shown that “electromagnetic hypersensitivity” is a psychological phenomenon.
In its newsletter of August 8, IEEE reports: “There is no evidence that radiation from mobile phones, masts, and appliances like microwave ovens cause[s] fatigue, anxiety or headaches, according to one of the largest studies of so-called electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS).” The study was conducted by researchers at the University of Essex in the U.K.
The study exposed groups of self-reported EHS sufferers and volunteer controls to the frequencies emitted by conventional GSM masts and newer 3G networks in double-blind tests. The results “revealed that only four and a half per cent of self-described EHS sufferers could reliably tell whether the signal was switched on or off.” This percentage was similar to one that could be expected from chance alone.

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