Identification of Research Needs Relating to Potential Biological or Adverse Health Effects of Wireless Communication (Google eBook)

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In recent years there has been a rapid increase in the use of wireless communications devices and a great deal of research has been carried out to investigate possible biological or human health effects resulting from their use. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration asked the National Research Council to organize a workshop to identify research needs and gaps in knowledge in the areas of dosimetry and exposure, epidemiology, human laboratory studies, mechanisms, and animal and cell biology. The workshop did not include the evaluation of health effects or the generation of recommendations relating to how identified research needs should be met. Some needs and gaps identified at the workshop include: (1) characterization of exposures from wireless devices and RF base station antennas in juveniles, children, fetuses, and pregnant women and (2) evaluation of devices that use newer technologies (e.g., texting, web-surfing).

  

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Contents

Executive Summary
Summary
Introduction
Dosimetry and Exposure
Epidemiology
Human Laboratory Studies
Mechanisms
In Vivo and In Vitro Studies in Experimental Model Systems
References
Appendixes
Committee Biographical Sketches
Workshop Agenda
Workshop Participants
List of Individuals Who Submitted Statements Identifying Needs and Gaps in Research Prior to Workshop
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