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

11 mai 2015 par maty185

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VIDÉO sur Vimeo International Scientist Appeal on Electromagnetic Fields, Martin Blank, PhD Spokesperson:  https://vimeo.com/123468632

EMFscientist.org is dedicated to the International Electromagnetic Field Scientist Appeal.  On May 11, 2015, the Appeal was submitted to His Excellency Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations, to Dr. Margaret Chan, MD, Director General of the World Health Organization, and to the United Nations Member States.

The Appeal thus calls upon all member nations of the United Nations to:
•Protect children and pregnant women from EMF;
•Make EMF standards more protective;
•Encourage manufacturers to develop safer
technology;
•Require electric utilities to maintain adequate power quality and ensure
proper electrical wiring to minimize harmful EMF emission;
•Inform the public about the potential health risks from EMF and teach peoplehow to reduce risks;
•Train medical professionals to diagnose and treat patients with electromagnetic sensitivity;
•Fund training and research on EMF that is independent of industry and mandate industry cooperation with researchers;
•Establish EMF-free areas; and
•Encourage the media to disclose experts’ financial relationships with industry when citing their opinions regarding the safety of EMF-emitting technologies

http://www.emfscientist.org/

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International Scientists Appeal to U.N. to Protect Humans and Wildlife from Electromagnetic Fields and Wireless Technology – BusinessWire, May 11th 2015

WHO’s conflicting stance on risk needs strengthening, says 190 scientists

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today 190 scientists from 39 nations 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.

“International exposure guidelines for electromagnetic fields 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 “International EMF Scientist Appeal” asks the Secretary General and UN affiliated bodies to encourage precautionary measures, to limit EMF exposures, and to educate the public about health risks, particularly to children and pregnant women.

The Appeal highlights WHO’s conflicting positions about EMF risk. WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer classified Radiofrequency radiation as a Group 2B “Possible Carcinogen” in 2011, and Extremely Low Frequency fields in 2001. Nonetheless, WHO continues to ignore its own agency’s recommendations and favors guidelines recommended by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP). These guidelines, developed by a self-selected group of industry insiders, have long been criticized as non-protective.

The Appeal calls on the UN to strengthen its advisories on EMF risk for humans and to assess the potential impact on wildlife and other living organisms under the auspices of the UN Environmental Programme, in line with the science demonstrating risk, thereby resolving this inconsistency.

Martin Blank, PhD, of Columbia University, says, “International exposure guidelines for electromagnetic fields 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.”

Joel Moskowitz, PhD, of University of California, Berkeley, says, “ICNIRP guidelines set exposure standards for high-intensity, short-term, tissue-heating thresholds. These do not protect us from the low-intensity, chronic exposures common today. Scientists signing the Appeal request that the UN and member nations protect the global human population and wildlife from EMF exposures.”

Vidéo et plus à la source: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150511005200/en/International-Scientists-Appeal-U.N.-Protect-Humans-Wildlife#.VVEVXZNyG-e

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