The Zurich-based Foundation for Research on Information Technologies in Society (IT’IS), an organization that works to expand the scientific basis of the safe and beneficial application of electromagnetic energy in health and information technologies, has issued a statement clarifying the extent of its participation in a controversial study by University of Vienna Prof. Hugo Rüdiger that appeared earlier this year in a journal on occupational and environmental health. The professor’s study group reported harmful effects on DNA from human fibroblasts when exposed to the EM fields from 3G mobile phones, even at SAR levels well below the 2 W/kg limit. The Foundation statement makes clear that it helped define a worst case scenario for human exposure, provided equipment, conducted dosimetry, and ensured function of the experimental systems. Still, it states explicitly that “The IT’IS Foundation was neither involved in the performance of the biological experiments nor in the statistical analysis of the results.” Also, the University of Vienna press release referenced by the Foundation makes it very clear that Chancellor of Medicine Wolfgang Schütz has reacted swiftly and unequivocally to point out the flaws is the study and to urge its withdrawal. More information can be found on the IT’ISwebsite.