Scientists from 40 countries call on U.N. and WHO for greater protection against non-ionizing radiation
May 11, 2015. Today, more than 190 scientists from 40 countries called on the U.N. and the WHO for greater protection against non-ionizing radiation. This includes microwaves and radio frequencies from wireless technology as well as poor power quality, ground current and extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields associated with electricity. The Appeal was sent to His Excellency Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations; Honourable Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization and U.N. Member States. All of the scientists who signed the appeal have published peer-reviewed research in this area.
Specifically the scientists are asking for the following:
1. children and pregnant women be protected;
2. guidelines and regulatory standards be strengthened;
3. manufacturers be encouraged to develop safer technology;
4. utilities responsible for the generation, transmission, distribution, and monitoring of electricity maintain adequate power quality and ensure proper electrical wiring to minimize harmful ground current;
5. the public be fully informed about the potential health risks from electromagnetic energy and taught harm reduction strategies;
6. medical professionals be educated about the biological effects of electromagnetic energy and be provided training on treatment of patients with electromagnetic sensitivity;
7. governments fund training and research on electromagnetic fields and health that is independent of industry and mandate industry cooperation with researchers;
8. media disclose experts’ financial relationships with industry when citing their opinions regarding health and safety aspects of EMF-emitting technologies; and
9. white-zones (radiation-free areas) be established.
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