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2010 Lloyd's of London Report Compares EMFs (Wireless Radiation) to Asbestos

In 2010, Lloyd's of London, one of the largest insurance markets in the world, published a report titled, "Electro-magnetic fields from mobile phones: recent developments." This report compares electromagnetic fields (EMFs) to the asbestos disaster on Page 15 of 26:

"The issue of asbestos and its implications is widely known throughout the insurance industry, and many comparisons can be drawn with EMF – the initial impression that it was a ‘wonder product’ coupled with potential very long-term serious health issues not understood at the start of its use. Like asbestos any EMF litigation will probably be long and complex – similar issues could occur such as the definition of an actionable injury, policy triggers and apportioning liability."

While this report is 11 years old, and primarily discusses the adverse health effects associated with EMF exposure in the context of brain cancer, which of course is not the only major health issue correlated with exposure, the comparison between EMFs and asbestos is both striking and highly disturbing. Interestingly, in 2015, Lloyd's of London created a pollution exclusion from their policies related to risks that may arise due to exposure to EMFs.

Read the full publication here.

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