Thousands of Medical Doctors (literally) have signed onto declarations and issued position statements calling for reduced exposures on children and for governments to act to protect children.
The Precautionary Principle: When the health of humans and the environment is at stake it is not necessary to wait for scientific certainty to take protective action.
“None of the radiofrequency radiation exposure guidelines take pregnant women, fetuses, and the elderly into consideration! RF exposure limits for the general public should be lowered to protect all those more vulnerable to electromagnetic fields"
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 American Academy of Pediatrics
"The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), part of the United Nations’ World Health Organization, said in June 2011 that a family of frequencies that includes mobile-phone emissions is “possibly carcinogenic to humans.” ...These studies and others clearly demonstrate the need for further research into this area and highlight the importance of reassessing current policy to determine if it is adequately protective of human health.”
-Dr. Thomas K. McInerny, President of the American Academy of Pediatrics , in the AAP Submission to the FCC on August 29, 2013 calling for more protective wireless radiation guidelines in the USA.
California Medical Association (CMA)
Passed Resolution: House of Delegates Resolution Wireless Standards Reevaluation 2014
International Scientists Appeal to U.N. to Protect Humans and Wildlife from Electromagnetic Fields and Wireless Technology
Go the EMF Scientists websiteto read more about this international initiative.
The World Health Organization
The World Health Organization has classified the radiation cell towers emit as a Class 2 B Possible Human Carcinogen based on increased brain cancer rates... and has a super long list of research needing to be done. Read it here. Read the summary page here.
The World Health Organization cites the study, “Exposure Limits: The underestimation of absorbed cell phone radiation, especially in children,” (Gandhi et al, 2011), which documents how the industry-designed process for evaluating microwave radiation from phones results in children absorbing twice the cell phone radiation to their heads, up to triple in their brain’s hippocampus and hypothalamus, greater absorption in their eyes, and as much as 10 times more in their bone marrow when compared to adults.
Q: Was the WHO referring to Cell phones only?
A: No. The carcinogenic classification applies to radio frequency radiation, from any device. Dr. Robert Baan of the International Agency for the Research on Cancer of the WHO has stated- this classification 2B, possibly carcinogenic, is not limited to cellphone radiation, it “holds for all types of radiation within the radiofrequency part of the electromagnetic spectrum, including the radiation emitted by base-station antennas (that means cell towers) , radio/TV towers, radar, Wi-Fi, smart meters, etc."
Environment and Human Health Inc.
This group issued the THE CELL PHONE REPORT: TECHNOLOGY EXPOSURES, HEALTH EFFECTS.
John Wargo, Ph.D., professor of Environmental Risk and Policy at Yale University and lead author of the report, said, “The scientific evidence is sufficiently robust showing that cellular devices pose significant health risks to children and pregnant women. The weight of the evidence supports stronger precautionary regulation by the federal government. The cellular industry should take immediate steps to reduce emission of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) from phones and avoid marketing their products to children.”
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
Resolution 1815: In 2011 The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe issued The Potential Dangers of Electromagnetic Fields and Their Effect on the Environment. A call to European governments to
The BabySafe Project
62 Top Doctors, Scientists and Experts calling for reduced radiation on pregnant women due to the risk of baby's brain damage.
"We join together as physicians, scientists and educators to express our concern about the risk that wireless radiation poses to pregnancy and to urge pregnant women to limit their exposures."
-The BabySafe Project
The Seletun Scientific Panel- A group of international scientists from 5 countries
" Low-intensity (non-thermal) bioeffects and adverse health effects are demonstrated at levels significantly below existing exposure standards for telecommunications and power utility technologies in developed and developing countries. ICNIRP and IEEE/FCC public safety limits are inadequate and obsolete with respect to prolonged, low-intensity exposures common today. New, biologically-based public exposure standards are urgently needed to protect public health world-wide."
-Seletun Consensus Statement 2010
Vienna Medical Association
"The microwave radiation given off by cell or mobile phones is possibly not as safe as cell phone providers would like us to believe. Therefore the Vienna Medical Association has decided to show responsibility and inform the people of Austria about the potential negative effects of cell phone radiation from a medical perspective."
The Association has several recommendations including "Children and teenagers under the age of 16 should never use a cell phone at all" and "Wireless LAN also leads to high microwave exposure".
Read these words by the Vienna Medical Association on their Cell Phone Radiation Safety Medical Warnings
International Society of Doctors for the Environment (ISDE-17 countries) and Irish Doctors Environmental Association (IDEA)
“Because of the potentially increased risks for the foetus, infants and young children due to their thinner more permeable skulls and developing systems, particularly the immune and neurological systems, based on the precautionary principal and on the mounting evidence for harm at the sub-cellular level, we recommend that EMR exposure should be kept to a minimum.”
Read it HERE
The Austrian Medical Chamber (Österreichische Ärztekammer, ÖÄK )
"Wi-Fi environments will lead to high microwave exposure for students and teachers which might increase the burden of oxidative stress. Oxidative stress might slow down the energy production especially in brain cells and may lead e.g. to concentration difficulties and memory problems in certain individuals. The Austrian Medical Association recommends Wi-Fi free school environments. "
Read it HERE
Swiss Physicians for the Environment
"the risk of cancer for this type of [wireless] radiation is similar to that of the insecticide DDT, rightfully banned... From the medical point of view, it is urgent to apply the precautionary principle for mobile telephony, WiFi, power lines, etc.”
Read it HERE
U. S. President’s Cancer Panel
The 2009 U.S. President’s Cancer Panel pointed to cell phones and other wireless technologies as potential causes of cancer. In its recommendations, the panel stated:
“Also, incidence of brain cancer, particularly glioma, and other types of cancer has increased concomitantly with use of cell phones and other modes of wireless communication. Although not all of the data are conclusive, this area should receive attention from the U.S. Government.” The panel recommended that people reduce their usage by making fewer and shorter calls, using hands-free devices so that the phone is not against the head, and refraining from keeping a phone cket.
“Even if cell phones raise the risk of cancer slightly, so many people are exposed that it could be a large public health burden.” – Dr. Ted Schettler, Director of the Science and Environmental Health Network.
Read the minutes of the President's Cancer Panel 2009 January 27 Phoenix, AZ Here.
American Academy of Environmental Medicine
"The peer reviewed, scientific literature demonstrates the correlation between RF exposure and neurological, cardiac, and pulmonary disease as well as reproductive and developmental disorders, immune dysfunction, cancer and other health conditions. The evidence is irrefutable."
- American Academy of Environmental Medicine on their Position Statement on Wireless Radiation in Schools
53 Canadian Physicians
"Out of sincere concern for the health of Canadians at all stages of life – from the developing fetus through childhood and into adulthood – we respectfully request that:
i) Health Canada develop and support strategies to raise awareness about microwave radiation impacts and to minimize prolonged exposure to microwave radiation in schools and other places where children are regularly exposed."
-2014 Declaration by Canadian Physicians to the Canadian Government
The International Congress of Potenza Picena
"Radiofrequency can cause structural changes in enzymes with time reactions of nanoseconds,while the pulsed radiofrequencies emitted by radars occur every milliseconds, thus suggesting that for every pulsing event several enzymatic changes occur...RF sources should be kept far from residential areas. For pulsed RF sources, such radars andWi-Max antennas, the distance from the EMF source should be even greater because they causemore biologically effects than non pulsed signals"
Potenza Picena Resolution 2011
International Group of Doctors and Scientists to Canada 2014
"Epidemiological studies show links between RF exposure and cancers, neurological disorders, hormonal changes, symptoms of electrical hypersensitivity (EHS) and more. Laboratory studies show increased cancers, abnormal sperm, learning and memory deficits, and heart irregularities.
Our urgent call for public health protection: The public’s health and the health of the environment are threatened by ever-evolving RF emitting technologies, without due consideration for what the potential cumulative impacts on biological systems are likely to be in the future."
-Scientific Declaration to Health Canada 2014
The BioInitiative Report
"Existing public safety limits (FCC and ICNIRP public safety limits) do not sufficiently protect public health against chronic exposure from very low-intensity exposures...We have the knowledge and means to save global populations from multi-generational adverse healthconsequences by reducing both ELF and RFR exposures. Proactive and immediate measures to reduce unnecessary EMF exposures will lower disease burden and rates of premature death."
The BioInitiative 2012 Report was prepared by 29 authors from ten countries, ten holding medical degrees (MDs), 21 PhDs, and three MsC, MA or MPHs. It documents more than 1800 research studies and warns that young children, parents to be, and pregnant women are particularly vulnerable to the associated health risks.
British Medical Doctors
"We urge health agencies and the public to act immediately to reduce exposure to radiofrequency/ microwave radiation. This is especially important for children, who are physiologically more vulnerable to this exposure, and for whom adults have a safeguarding responsibility. Children’s health should be put ahead of convenience and commercial benefits."
- Open letter by British Medical Doctors: Health and safety of Wi-Fi and mobile phones
British Columbia Centre for Disease Control Report
Radiofrequency Toolkit for Environmental Health Practitioners
Read the Report HERE.
The Cancer Association of South Africa
”Giving children cellphones and other wireless technology devices carries enormous risks” warns Michael Herbst, Head of Health at CANSA. “The South African public is totally involved with technology but do not seem to be aware of the inherent dangers."
Read the quotation in the News Article Cell Phones Fry Young Brains
The European Environment Agency
The European Environment Agency Report “Late Lessons from Early Warnings, Volume II” 2013 Report details the accumulating science on radio frequency radiation, the significant risks of waiting and critical need to take precautionary action to reduce exposures to avoid widespread harm.
The Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection
Thus, for the first time in the human history, children using mobile telecommunications along with the adult population are included into the health risk group due to the RF EMF exposure...It is reasonable to set limits on mobile telecommunications use by children and adolescents, including ban on all types of advertisement of mobile telecommunications for children.”
Read the Decision of Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection 2008, "Children and Mobile Phones: The Health of the Following Generations is in Danger”
International Doctors Appeal 2012
"More than 1000 physicians signed the “Freiburg Appeal” in 2002. It was translated into many languages. As many as 36,000 people from all over the world support its warning about the dangers of radio-frequency radiation. Today—ten years later—we as physicians and scientists call again on our colleagues and the wider global community, but also on all politicians around the world."
International Appeal of Würzburg 2010
"It was impressively demonstrated that these chronic diseases are based on similar pathological mechanisms. Common mechanisms are chronic inflammatory processes influenced by environmental factors including chemical pollutants, biological infectious agents, and electromagnetic field (EMF) triggers."
European Parliment 2009
"Calls for particular consideration of biological effects when assessing the potential health impact of electromagnetic radiation, especially given that some studies have found the most harmful effects at lowest levels; calls for active research to address potential health problems by developing solutions that negate or reduce the pulsating and amplitude modulation of the frequencies used for transmission"
-Health concerns associated with electromagnetic fields , European Parliament resolution of 2 April 2009
Scientists of the the Porto Alegre Resolution
"We agreed that the protection of health, well-being and the environment requires immediate adoption of the Precautionary Principle, which states, "when there are indications of possible adverse effects, though they remain uncertain, the risks from doing nothing may be far greater than the risks of taking action to control these exposures. The Precautionary Principle shifts the burden of proof from those suspecting a risk to those who discount it", until new scientific discoveries are recognized as the only criterion for the establishment or modification of non-ionizing radiation exposure standards;"
Scientists of the Venice Resolution
"The non-ionizing radiation protection standards recommended by international standards organizations, and supported by the World Health Organization, are inadequate. Existing guidelines are based on results from acute exposure studies and only thermal effects are considered. A world wide application of the Precautionary Principle is required. "
-Venice Resolution 2008
We encourage governments to adopt a framework of guidelines for public and occupational EMF exposure that reflect the Precautionary Principle2 -- as some nations have already done. ... These strategies should include:
"Dear Member of the European Parliament, We, undersigned physicians and researchers, feel great concern about the Precautionary Principle not being sufficiently applied to the electromagnetic fields, especially in the radio- and microwave frequency bands.'
Freiburger Appeal 2002
"One can no longer evade these pulsed microwaves. They heighten the risk of already-present chemical/physical influences, stress the body's immune system, and can bring the body's still-functioning regulatory mechanisms to a halt. Pregnant women, children, adolescents, elderly and sick people are especially at risk."