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EMF meta-analysis

A meta-analysis of 19 studies investigating the potential impact of mobile-phone electromagnetic fields on cognitive functioning was unable to find any important adverse effects. The only moderately significant effects were that reaction time was mildly reduced and that working memory was slightly impaired. However, say the authors: ‘The effects seem to be so small that implications for human performance in everyday life can be practically ruled out.’

Occupational and Environmental Medicine 2008; 65: 342–346.  http://oem.bmj.com/content/65/5/342.abstract

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Occupational Health at Work June/July 2008 (vol. 05/1) pp34