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Part 2: Experts Voice Their Views on Risks of EMFs

Top scientists from around the world share their concerns about EMF pollution and the potential health risks involved from exposure.

“Non-ionizing radiation (NIR) absorption by the population increased many times in the last few decades. The health effects of this will show a dramatic impact in the near future. Therefore effective precautionary procedures should urgently be adopted aiming to reduce NIR exposure and to reduce its health risks, in line with the IARC 2002 and 2011 recommendations that NIR is a possible human carcinogen”.

Alvaro Augusto de Salles, PhD., Professor, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul – UFRGS, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil.

“Our studies show that exposure to electromagnetic fields with intensity lower than the ICNIRP exposure guidelines can produce biological effects. Thus, on a precautionary basis, before we understand the detailed mechanisms, we should adopt protective standards for the ubiquitous and increasing electromagnetic fields in occupational and public environments.”

Dr. Wenjun Sun, Director of Institute of Environmental Medicine, Bioelectromagnetics Key Laboratory, Zhejiang University School of Medicine, Hangzhou, China. 

“Our research finds that periodic, pulsed electromagnetic fields used for wireless communication reduce vegetative bioregulation activity.  Continued exposure to WiFi in Germany has deleterious effects on the cardiovascular system.  “We must reduce the spread and utilization of these systems.”

Lebrecht von Klitzing, PhD. Medical Physicist, Institute of Environmental Physics, DE 36466 Wiesenthal, Germany

“Wireless technology has driven most new high-tech products and has been a key factor in everyday domestic and commercial life. Still no serious efforts have been made by authorities to look seriously without bias at the health effects especially for heavy users, children, and pregnant women. Our research points out the necessity for precautionary measures and new safety limits given the complexity of the signals (with modulation and pulses) unlike any other radiation on earth.”

Lukas H. Margaritas, Professor emeritus of Cell Biology and Radiobiology, Coordinator, Radiation Research Program THALIS Dept of Cell Biology and Biophysics, Faculty of Biology. NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS, Greece

“The debate about the effect of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) on human health is a growing concern of the 21st century. On the basis of scientific evidence, there is no question that EMF emissions from several devices like cell phones, cellular antennas, and microwave ovens, have a causative effect on the brain and reproductive organs. “

Dr. Kavindra Kesari, MBA, PhD., Resident scientist, School of Environmental Science, University of Eastern Finland, Kuopio Finland; Assistant Professor, Professor, Jaipur National University, India


Part 1: Experts Voice Their Views on Risks of EMFs

“Electromagnetic fields from power and telecommunications systems, as they are present in our everyday environment, have biological and human health impacts that have not been officially acknowledged. The effects of these fields have simply not been taken seriously enough.”

Paul Héroux, PhD, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health McGill University Medicine, Montreal Canada,  

“The harmful effects of electromagnetic fields, regardless of their frequencies, are now scientifically settled. Pregnant women (the fetus) and children and adolescents are particularly vulnerable. WHO has recognized the possibly carcinogenic effects of electromagnetic fields; its policy program should now be urgently extended to the recognition of electrohypersensitivity as a full affection entering the nosologic framework of Idiopathic Environmental Intolerance. This is what the international congress held on the 18th of May, 2015 at the Royal Belgian Academy of Medicine proposes.”

Dominique Belpomme, MD, MPH, Professor in Oncology, Paris V Descartes University, European Cancer & Environment Research institute, Executive Director.

“Evidence of health hazard is here since IARC 2011. It surely was enough time to introduce new safety standards and Precautionary Principle.”

Dariusz Leszczynski, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry, University of Helsinki, Finland; Member of the IARC Working Group that classified cell phone radiation as possible carcinogen.

“One of the most serious environmental pollutants affecting the health of human populations and resulting in chronic illness is electrosmog.  A combination of low frequency electromagnetic fields, poor power quality, ground current and especially radio frequency and microwave radiation is making people sick.  We have enough peer-reviewed scientific studies documenting the adverse effects, which include cancers, reproductive problems and symptoms of electrohypersensitivity, for governing bodies to promote practices, devices and legislation that reduce our exposure to these frequencies.  

Dr. Magda Havas, PhD, Environmental and Resource Studies, Centre for Health Studies, Trent University, Canada

Man-made electromagnetic fields impact all living organisms, acting first on the unit membrane. We must reduce our dependence on  ‘wireless’  technologies, reduce the numbers of masts (i.e., cell towers), of Wi-Fi apparatus, of cordless phones and so on, and clearly indicate, in public spaces, the intensity of the ambient electromagnetic field.”

Prof. Marie-Claire Cammaerts, PhD., Free University of Brussels, Faculty of Science, Belgium.