The Precautionary Principle and Risk Perception: Experimental Studies in the EMF Area

  title={The Precautionary Principle and Risk Perception: Experimental Studies in the EMF Area},
  author={Peter M. Wiedemann and Holger Sch{\"u}tz},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  pages={402 - 405}
Possible adverse health effects due to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from cellular phones and base stations present a major public health issue across Europe. Because scientists cannot exclude that EMFs may cause health problems, the application of the precautionary principle is debated heavily. By considering precautionary measures, political decision makers hope to cope with public fears about EMFs. We present results from two experimental studies that indicate that precautionary measures may… 
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