International EMF Scientists Appeal to U.N. to Protect Humans and Wildlife from Electromagnetic Fields and Wireless Technology

International EMF Scientists Appeal

martin-blankNew York, NY, May 11, 2015
International EMF Scientists Appeal to U.N. to Protect Humans and Wildlife from Electromagnetic Fields and Wireless Technology

Over 190 scientists from 38 nations have submitted an appeal to the United Nations, UN member states and the World Health Organization (WHO) requesting they adopt more protective exposure guidelines for electromagnetic fields (EMF) and wireless technology in the face of increasing evidence of risk. These exposures are a rapidly growing form of environmental pollution worldwide. The scientists who have signed the Appeal have published more than 2000 peer-reviewed research papers on the effects of electromagnetic fields.

Martin Blank, PhD, of Columbia University, says, “International exposure guidelines for EMFs must be strengthened to reflect the reality of their impact on our bodies, especially on our DNA. The time to deal with the harmful biological and health effects is long overdue. We must reduce exposure by establishing more protective guidelines.”

The WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified RF radiation as a Group 2B “Possible Carcinogen” in 2011, and ELF (power-frequency) fields as Group 2B back in 2001. A number of IARC advisors now believe that further evidence means that they should now be classed as Group 2A “probable human carcinogens”. However, WHO continues to ignore its own agency’s recommendations and, instead, favours guidelines recommended by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).

ICNIRP is a private NGO with a self-selected group of experts who do not recognise non-thermal effects of RF exposure. By their own admission their guidelines do not protect against low-level exposure effects which they still claim do not exist.

The new Appeal calls on the UN to properly assess the potential impact on wildlife and other living organisms under the UN Environmental Programme.

Further information

emfscientistThe new International EMF Scientist Appeal and video

Full details and the introductory video can be found on the EMFscientist website

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