REVOLT opposing unnecessary, excessive and intrusive powerline development

SAGE (Stakeholder Advisory Group ELF EMF)


SAGE First Interim Assessment
(FIA) 27 April 2007

Index to notes from participant Mike O'Carroll

My simple question-and-answer response to the FIA  

The FIA itself is available from the SAGE web site  

and also here

The 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 

"As 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  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: 

One 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 

Mike O'Carrroll 27 April 2007

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




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