Die von Franz Adlkofer koordinierte europäische REFLEX-Studie (2000-2004) zählt zu den bedeutendsten Projekten der Grundlagenforschung. Zwei Forschergruppen (FU Berlin, Medizinischen Universität Wien) stellen fest, dass hochfrequente elektromagnetische Felder (EMF) unterhalb der Grenzwerte ein gentoxisches, d. h. krebserzeugendes Potenzial besitzen. Aus dem Vorwort:
THE FUTURE OF FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH IN A SOCIETY SEEKING CATEGORIC ANSWERS TO HEALTH RISKS OF NEW TECHNOLOGIES
The Challenge to Conventional Wisdom
The history of bioelectromagnetics epitomizes a range of problems that arise whenever a community of sciences is confronted with a frontier that delves deeply into the established orthodoxies of biology, the physical sciences and engineering. These conflicts have become even more sharply defined when emerging new knowledge in bioelectromagnetics research has challenged the conventional wisdom in each part of this trinity.
Thirty-five years ago, we, who first voiced our observations of physiological responses to a spectrum of environmental EMFs at levels below thresholds for significant tissue heating, were promptly challenged by acolytes of orthodoxies in the biological and physical sciences. At best, we were euphemistically described as “controversial,” a designation that persists to this day. A Yale physicist recently added the charming term “crackpot” to describe a highly qualified biophysicist investigator.
What is the basis of this deep thorn of discontent? […]