SAGE First Interim Assessment
(FIA) 27 April 2007
Index to notes from participant Mike O'Carroll
response to the FIA
The FIA itself is available from the SAGE web site
report (FIA) is in two parts: a main report and supporting papers. The
main report has an appendix consisting of sets of participants' short
comments, limited to 250 words each. These are especially commended as
they give a good picture of the range of disagreement.
My set of 250
words is separately available here.
At various drafting stages SAGE participants have
been able to submit editing amendments for consideration. Some have been
adopted. Those of mine which remain unadopted, together with supporting
comments, are here
the page number references given with these comments refer to the
penultimate draft, they all need increasing by 1. Thus where "page
8" appears, this refers to page 9 of the published report."
More can be seen on the
science at Professor Denis Henshaw's web site http://www.electric-fields.bris.ac.uk
where some of our joint work in this field can be seen. In particular our
joint 3-volume joint paper of "work in progress" on CL+ (i.e.
childhood leukaemia plus other associated health impacts) can be seen at:
underlying issue is that of public confidence in official advice,
particularly scientific advice. Establishment bodies tend to be
conservative. They need a better brief to "search and challenge"
rather than to exclude and defend (which sometimes seems to be their modus
operandi). There are particular concerns about EMF authorities and
conflict of interest, even published in the peer-reviewed literature. Any
detailed mention of this was excluded from the SAGE FIA, but it is a
significant underlying issue.
A summary can be seen here
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Response to invitation to provide evidence to the Parliamentary
Commission on Childhood Leukaemia and EMF from Professor Emeritus M J
O'Carroll 12 June 2007 download
Parliamentary Commission on Childhood Leukaemia and EMF from Professor
Emeritus M J O'Carroll comments on draft report 23 June 2007 download