Consistency is not necessary: One positive study is not counterbalanced by a negative one. It can be easier to fail to find an effect than it is to prove an effect exists. The Seletun Scientific Panel notes that complete “consistency” of study findings is not to be expected, and it should not be interpreted as a necessary pre-condition for a consensus linking EMF exposure to health impacts. “Consistency in nature does not require that all or even a majority of studies find the same effect.” 8 This sensible sentiment is corroborated by the WHO, “A demand for scientific proof is always a formula for inaction and delay and usually the first reaction of the guilty … in fact scientific proof has never been, is not and should not be the basis for political and legal action.” 9
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