Don’t pander to tech opponents

Editor:

Letter writers continually assert that electromagnetic fields (EMF) pose health risks.

Editor:

Letter writers continually assert that electromagnetic fields (EMF) pose health risks.

In its 2004 document entitled What are Electromagnetic Fields: Health Effects, the World Health Organization said: “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… WHO concluded that current evidence does not confirm the existence of any health consequences from exposure to low level electromagnetic fields.”

We’ve been immersed in EMF for most of our lives. Can doubters claim EMF causes health risks?

I suggest those who fear smart meters on the basis of EMF should dispose of all electrical devices because they all produce EMF.

News agencies should stop pandering to the vocal minority or, at least, provide a balanced view.

Emile Fuchs, Surrey

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