Cell Phone ELF-EMF Variation

By Kristen G. Ploeger.

Published by The International Journal of Science in Society

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The purpose of this independently conducted research study is to suggest that the failure to measure electromagnetic fields may be contributing to the difficulty in demonstrating causation. Concern about the adverse effect of energy associated with electricity has been discussed in a variety of instances. Given the proliferation of cell phones, concern has begun to focus on the relationship between these widely used devices as they are related to health risks. Simply including an entire “population” of people who use cell phones and computers is erroneously presumptive. Including everyone using a computer or cell phone falsely presumes that everyone in the sample is exposed to comparable ELF-EMF. Studies must investigate subjects who have actually been exposed to known and measured levels of exposure to ELF-EMF. This study presents data showing wide variation in cell phone and computer ELF-EMF emissions.

Keywords: ELF-EMF, Electromagnetic Fields, Cell Phones, End User Health Risk, Computer

The International Journal of Science in Society, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp.133-138. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 494.500KB).

Prof. Kristen G. Ploeger

Professor of Computer Information Systems, McCoy College of Business, Texas State University - San Marcos, San Marcos, Texas, USA

Dr. Ploeger received her doctorate in Computer Science/Science Education from the University of Texas at Austin. She worked as an engineer, programmer, and educator in industry and then as a public school teacher in the sciences and language arts. She has taught in the Department Computer Information Systems at Texas State University - San Marcos for the past 27 years. Her interests include end users avoiding exposure to the adverse effects of consistently used computing equipment. She advocates for all end users having basic knowledge of the functional technology used in their everyday environments.