A Call For Research on EMF’s in EMS, Biological Dentistry, and Other Medical Specialities August 14, 2006Posted by healthyself in 60 Hz Magnetic Fields, ADD, Addiction, ADHD, Aging, Allergies, Alzheimer's, Attention, Attention Deficit, Autism, Autism / Asperger's, Biological Activity, Biological Dentistry, Biological Effects, Blogroll, Blood Brain Barrier, Blood Pressure, Brain Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Cancer Protection, Cars, Cataracts, Cell changes, Cell phone safety, Cells, CFIDS, Children, Children's health, Chromosomal damage, Chronic Fatigue, Circadian rhythms, Circulation, Coherence, Decision Making, Depression, Detoxification, Diagnostic marker, Dizziness, DNA, Dopamine, ear ache, EEG, Electromagnetic pollution, Electrosensitivity, Electrosmog, ELF, Emergency Medicine, EMF Research, EMF's, Employees, EMR, Endocrine, Environment, Epidemiologists, Eye Cancer, Family, Fatigue, Funding, genes, Government's role, Grants, Harmonics, Healing, Health, Heart, heat, Heavy Metals, High Frequencies, high voltage transmission lines, Hormones, HOuseholds, Immune system, Learning, Legal Issues, Leukemia, Lifestyle, Light, Lymphoma, MCS, Medical Research, Medicine, Memory Loss, Men's Health, Metal Roofs, Microwave exposure, miscarriages, Mitigation, mobile telephones, Music, nerves, neuroma, neurons, neurosurgeons, Noise, Non Profit Organizations, Nutrition, oncogenes, Pets, pressure, radiation, Research, Risk Factor, Risk of Disease, Safe Levels, School administrators, School Boards, Schools, sensations, Serotonin, signaling enzymes, Sleep disturbances, Stress, Suicide, Sweat, Symptoms, Toxin, trains, Tumors, University, VDT, Vibrational Medicine, Vision, Waves, Women's Health.
There are two primary barriers that have inhibited the development of a strong research program in EMS. They are a paucity of well-trained researchers with an interest in EMS research and a lack of reliable funding sources to support research. There are also three identifiable secondary barriers to EMS research. They are: a lack of recognizing the need for evidence-based practice; standardizing, accessing and sharing data; and complying with the current established ethical requirements for human research.
To some extent, there is a chicken and egg phenomenon at work within the two primary barriers to developing a comprehensive EMS research program. For example, funding agencies understandably prefer to place their funds with researchers who have a track record of proven productivity. However, since there are not many proven researchers with interests in EMS problems, few funds flow into EMS-related research. On the other hand, academic institutions are reluctant to support the professional development of new, EMS-focused researchers because they cannot identify likely funding sources with a history of supporting EMS research.