Research claiming link between electromagnetic fields and cancer deemed fraudulentBMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7206.337a (Published 07 August 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:337
- Fred Charatan
Research linking electromag-netic fields with cancer has been found fraudulent by the Office of Research Integrity of the US Department of Health and Human Services. In 1992 Dr Robert Liburdy, a cell biologist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, California, reported data that indicated that electromagnetic fields altered the entry of calcium across a cell's surface membrane.
Dr Liburdy, whose work had won $3.3m …