RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NCAfter 6 years of research and 2
years of review, the National Institute of Environmental Health
Sciences reported to Congress that the evidence that low-frequency
electromagnetic fields (EMFs) can cause cancer and other human
diseases is weak, but added that EMF exposure cannot be
recognized as entirely safe.
A 1996 report by the Institute of Medicine found scant evidence to
support EMF as a cancer risk, and federal investigators recently
discredited a study from the Energy Departments Lawrence
Berkeley Laboratory because a scientist omitted data that did not
support a link between EMFs and cancer.