“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…”
From Lloyd Burrell at the electricsense website … see more at: http://www.electricsense.com/9556/scientists-appeal-u-n-protect-emfs-wireless/#sthash.Jt1VevrG.dpuf
Video Statement (3 min.) by Martin Blank, PhD
Transcript of Dr. Blank’s presentation: “I’m here with disturbing news about our favorite gadgets: cell phones, tablets, wi-fi, etc. Putting it bluntly, they are damaging the living cells in our bodies and killing many of us prematurely.
I’m Dr. Martin Blank, from the Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics at Columbia University.
It is distressing for me, and more than 160 colleagues, who today are petitioning the United Nations requesting that they address this problem.
Before Edison’s lightbulb, there was very little electromagnetic radiation in our environment. The levels today are very many times higher than natural background levels and are growing rapidly because of all the new devices that emit this radiation.
An example that a lot of us have in our pockets right now is the cell phone. One study shows that as cell phone usage has spread widely, the incidence of fatal brain cancer in younger people has more than tripled.
We are putting cellular antennas on residential buildings, and on top of hospitals, where people are trying to get well.
It’s particularly frightening that radiation from our telecommunication and powerline technology is damaging the DNA in our cells. It is clear to many biologists that this can account for the rising cancer rates.
Future generations – OUR CHILDREN – ARE AT RISK.
These biologists and scientists are not being heard on the committees that set safety standards. The BIOLOGICAL facts are being ignored, and as a result, the safety limits are much too high. THEY ARE NOT PROTECTIVE!
More protection will probably result from full disclosure of possible conflicts of interest between regulators and industry.
International exposure guidelines for electromagnetic fields must be strengthened to reflect the reality of their impact on our bodies, and in particular, on our DNA.
Although we are still in the midst of a great technological transformation, the time to deal with the harmful biological and health effects is long overdue.
We are really all part of a large biological experiment, without our informed consent.
To protect our children, ourselves, and our ecosystem, we must reduce exposure by establishing more protective guidelines.
And so, today, scientists from around the world are submitting an Appeal to the United Nations, its member states and the World Health Organization, to provide leadership in dealing with this emerging public health crisis.”