To: His Excellency Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
Honorable Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization
U.N. Member States
We are scientists engaged in the study of biological and health effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic fields (EMF). Based upon peer-reviewed, published research, we have serious concerns regarding the ubiquitous and increasing exposure to EMF generated by electric and wireless devices. These include–but are not limited to–radiofrequency radiation (RFR) emitting devices, such as cellular and cordless phones and their base stations, Wi-Fi, broadcast antennas, smart meters, and baby monitors as well as electric devices and infra-structures used in the delivery of electricity that generate extremely-low frequency electromagnetic field (ELF EMF).
The potential health effects of the very low frequency of electromagnetic fields surrounding power lines and electrical devices are the subject of ongoing research and a significant amount of public debate. While electrical and electromagnetic fields in certain frequency bands have fully beneficial effects which are applied in medicine, other non-ionising frequencies… Continue reading “The potential dangers of electromagnetic fields” »
Press Release N° 208
The WHO/International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B), based on an increased risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer1, associated with wireless phone use.
EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion László Andor welcomed the adoption by the European Parliament and the Council of Directive 2013/35/EU to update and improve EU rules to protect workers from electromagnetic fields in their workplace.
By Danielle Dellorto, CNN
(CNN) — “Radiation from cell phones can possibly cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization. The agency now lists mobile phone use in the same “carcinogenic hazard” category as lead, engine exhaust and chloroform.”
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U.S. Congress, OTA – “Electric and magnetic fields produced by electric power systems have recently been added to the list of environmental agents that are a potential threat to public health.”
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In-utero exposure to relatively high electromagnetic field levels was associated with a 69% increased risk of being obese or overweight during childhood compared to lower in-utero electromagnetic field levels, according to a Kaiser Permanente study.
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There are several researches that prove potential risks of electromagnetic radiation on human organism. These projects funded by the European Commission.
The Reﬂex project, the Cemfec project, the Ramp2001 project, the Guard project, the Interphone project, the Perform-A project, the EMF-NET project.
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In 1926, V.I. Vernadsky, Academician, stated: «There are different kinds of radiation with different wavelengths all around us, inside us, everywhere, they flow continuously, changing each other, coinciding and colliding …
At home and at work, we spend many long hours in the proximity of various electronic devices. We do not even think to question how they affect us. Specialists claim that some of these devices do not pose a great threat, but there are some that we would do better to keep away from, for example, mobile telephones. We would hardly surprise anyone by reminding them of the warnings issued by countless scientists that cell phones have the greatest impact on our bodies. Specialists advise how we can reduce the risks we expose our health to when surrounded by devices.