May 26, 2015: Brian Thorson AF6NA: How Much RF is Too Much? — A Look at Low-Level Radio Frequency (RF) Exposure and Current Science

If your club members haven’t yet been denied a permit for an antenna tower, it is just a matter of time. And one of the arguments opponents bring up is that RF causes cancer or other diseases. Major health authorities recognize that extremely high RF fields can cause over-heating and tissue damage, but there is much misunderstanding about low-level exposure. A great deal of quality research has been completed on RF and microwave exposure in recent years, and the human health effects literature reviewed numerous times. At this point, public health agencies of leading nations agree that no convincing evidence has emerged showing health hazards from low-intensity RF or microwaves.

But not all agree. Some parents’ groups have campaigned against the use of wireless internet in schools, homeowners’ associations have opposed cellphone towers, and special interest groups have launched local crusades against wireless (smart) utility meters and amateur radio stations.

This talk provides high quality information on recent findings from major public health authorities and government agencies with international standing. It also looks at the opposing opinions and identifies some of the key players. All attendees will receive a list of recent health agency statements on RF and microwave exposure.

With over 18 years in public health communications, Brian Thorson is a three-time award winner for contributions to EMF and wireless fields research projects. Brian received his First-Class commercial FCC license in 1979 and his Extra-Class Amateur radio license in 2008. He is active on Amateur 10 GHz and operates on the HF, 2m, 220 and 440 MHz bands.