Radiofrequency DNA Damage Literature Review Presentation

Safer Technology Aotearoa New Zealand

Steven Weller (PhD Candidate, BSc. MORSAA, MARPS). Australian Radiation Protection Society (ARPS) Conference
Canberra – March 2022

Controversial findings and issues
• Results demonstrate a real risk for genotoxicity, particularly chronic long term exposures
• Because we are blanketing the earth with RF, all species are at risk
• Balance of probability also supports a case for carcinogenicity
• ARPANSA and ICNIRP do not consider these risks, they look for confirmed evidence of harm
• New wireless technology is being rolled out without pre-market health testing
• Safety is assumed if operating within public limits
• Precaution is absent, with ARPANSA explicitly removing precautionary principle that was present in RPS 3 from the latest RF Standard (RPS S-1)

Future Research Recommendations
• Experiments should be conducted that approximate typical real life exposures
• Use exposure regimes > 48 hours in accumulated duration
• Real wireless devices should be used
• Include assays for both DNA damage and free radical production
• Assays should be taken at different intervals to measure changes over time
• PCR tests to verify gene expression changes (DNA repair genes, OS genes)
• Multiple exposures rather than a single continuous exposure
• Controlled experiments should contrast constant exposure intensity with variable intensities over the same time period

Full presentation can be found here:

https://www.safertechnology.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/DNA-Damage-Literature-Review-ARPS-March-2022.pdf

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