How to think about the risks of mobile phones and Wi-Fi

Experts need to talk about uncertainty as well as simple fact. The rise and fall of the controversy over the safety of mobile phones offers some useful lessons. The US Green party presidential candidate Jill Stein has come under fire for supposedly ‘anti-science’ statements relating to the risks of vaccines, genetically modified crops and electromagnetic fields from …

Are smartphones really making our children sad?

Last week, the children’s commissioner, Anne Longfield, launched a campaign to help parents regulate internet and smartphone use at home. She suggested that the overconsumption of social media was a problem akin to that of junk-food diets. “None of us, as parents, would want our children to eat junk food all the time – double cheeseburger, chips, …

A comment about health impacts of cell phone radiation

As we all rapidly are being forced into the new generation of electronic gadgets and wireless services, sometimes referred to as the “Internet of Things”, more people are asking themselves if the ever increasing levels of artificial electromagnetic fields (EMFs) really are safe for living organisms, writes Olle Johansson, associate professor at the Karolinska Institute. …