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Resonator
# Posted: 29 Aug 2012 05:26
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Some scientists are criticized for cherry picking their studies when in fact they are falsifying a hypothesis. Falsification, a concept coined by Sir Karl Popper (philosopher of science), is one of the methods that differentiates science from other forms of acquiring knowledge. This video explains the difference between cherry picking and black swan citing/sighting and uses the health effects of electrosmog as an example. It mentions the BioInitiative Report and other documents/appeals/resolutions related to the health effects of electro-smog.
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Thank You, Magda Havas!

NotME
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# Posted: 29 Aug 2012 18:04
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Good video. She's correct. There is no scientific doubt about harmful effects of EMF (both extremely low frequency and radiofrequency). The only issues are political and financial.

There is however one unanswered scientific question. If we choose to lower the exposure limits, is there a level at which there is absolutely no danger for everyone including children and pregnant women?

My educated guess is that there is no absolutely safe EMF exposure limit greater than zero but only time and more science will tell.

Henrik
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# Posted: 30 Aug 2012 12:29
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NotME,

You can say that safe level = natural background level for the frequencies in question.

But even at natural levels there are transient adverse effects, for some sensitive sub-populations at least.

NotME
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# Posted: 4 Sep 2012 21:58
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Yes that's certainly a possibility but some studies suggest that the modulation or encoding of the data on top of the carrying frequency can be more biologically active than others of the same carrying frequency. There's also the possibility of hormesis existing with non-ionizing radiation meaning a tiny dose could even be beneficial. It's certainly a complex problem even without the industry intentionally muddying the waters with junk science.

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