Electromagnetic Phenomena and Health – A Continuing Controversy?
A one-day conference held at the Institute of Physics in London on 10 September 2008, organised by the Electrostatics Group of the Institute of Physics.
Below is the introduction to the conference given by Drs Isaac Jamieson and Paul Holdstock.
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A variety of natural electromagnetic phenomena – from electrostatic and magnetostatic fields to radiowaves, microwaves, infrared, visible light, ultraviolet, X-rays and gamma radiation – may influence human health and wellbeing (by their presence, intensity or absence) in a number of diverse ways. Some artificially created electromagnetic phenomena may also directly and/or indirectly influence biological functioning, though the levels and extent to which they may do so is still to a large extent open to debate and further investigation.
Science and precautionary measures in EMF policy
Methodological approach to EMF protection standards
Electromagnetic fields and the public: EMF standards and estimation of risk
Human health effects of EMFs: The cost of doing nothing
Aspects of studies on the functional impairment electrohypersensitivity
Medical applications of electromagnetic fields
Building health: The need for electromagnetic hygiene?
Ways forward in public scientific controversies
Intelligent communication: The future of EMF discourse and risk governance?
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