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giovedì 12 marzo 2020

ICNIRP non si smentisce: è la Accademia del Negazionismo


Dopo la pubblicazione del documento con le loro lineguida per limitare la esposizione ai CEM da 100 kHz a 300 GHz, arrivano a caldo i primi commenti.

Innanzitutto quelli di Lennart Hardell che ha prodotto tanta conoscenza sugli effetti deleteri dei CEM.

Per quanto riguarda i tumori del cervello e della testa:
Come potete vedere, nessuno dei nostri studi è nell'elenco di riferimento - è un peccato.
Dopo tutto, siamo stati i primi a mostrare un rischio maggiore e nel tempo l'associazione si è rafforzata.
Includono il cosiddetto studio di coorte danese che è stato ignorato dalla valutazione IARC nel 2011 a causa di carenze metodologiche. Per quanto posso vedere, anche Coureau et al è omesso.
L'articolo deve essere valutato in dettaglio per quanto riguarda Appenix B.

Omettono gli studi che mostrano una crescente incidenza di tumori cerebrali.
La mia impressione è che ICNIRP selezioni gli studi rispetto al paradigma senza rischi senza alcuna discussione qualificata su problemi metodologici. Gli studi che mostrano un aumento del rischio sembrano essere stati omessi.
È così che dovrebbe essere eliminata questa domanda seria?
B / w
Lennart Hardell


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Paul Kirby, TR Daily, March 12, 2020
The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) has released new guidelines that it says will ensure people are protected from radio frequency (RF) signals of 5G services. The guidelines also cover 3G and 4G devices, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and radio.
The new guidelines, which took seven years to develop, are more appropriate than the organization’s first guidelines released in 1998 because they include higher frequencies used for 5G services, said ICNIRP Chairman Eric van Rongen.
“We know parts of the community are concerned about the safety of 5G and we hope the updated guidelines will help put people at ease,” he said. “The guidelines have been developed after a thorough review of all relevant scientific literature, scientific workshops and an extensive public consultation process. They provide protection against all scientifically substantiated adverse health effects due to EMF exposure in the 100 kHz to 300 GHz range.”
A news release said the primary changes in the new guidelines dealing with 5G and spectrum above 6 gigahertz are (1) “the addition of a restriction for exposure to the whole body;” (2) “the addition of a restriction for brief (less than 6-minute) exposures to small regions of the body;” and (3) “the reduction of the maximum exposure permitted over a small region of the body.”
The ICNIRP said that other “minor” changes include (1) “greater transparency to make the logic and scientific basis of the guidelines easier for the health protection community to engage with;” (2) “additional means of assessing compliance with the guidelines;” and (3) “greater specification of how to assess complicated exposure scenarios.”
The guidelines are published in the scientific journal “Health Physics.”
ICNIRP said its guidelines consider non-thermal effects of RF emissions. It said that it “considers all potential adverse health effects, and sets restrictions to ensure that none occur, regardless of the mechanism of interaction between the exposure and the body. The lowest exposure levels that can cause adverse health effects are due to thermal mechanisms, and so restrictions have been set based on the thermal effects, as these will protect against any other effects that could occur at higher exposure levels.”
Critics who complain about inadequate RF standards set around the world, including the failure to consider the impact of 5G deployments, particularly point to what they said is a lack of attention to non-thermal RF effects.
Joel Moskowitz, director of the Center for Family and Community Health in the University of California at Berkeley’s School of Public Health and creator of the saferemr.com website, said that ICNIRP's guidelines “were designed to protect us only from short-term heating (or thermal) effects. The guidelines fail to protect us from non-thermal effects, especially from long-term exposure to wireless radiation because ICNIRP continues to dismiss the many hundreds of peer-reviewed studies that have found biologic and health effects from exposure to low-intensity, radio frequency radiation including many human as well as animal studies. The preponderance of the research has found evidence of increased cancer incidence, oxidative stress, DNA damage, and infertility from exposure to wireless radiation.”
“Relying on twentieth-century science to set standards for 21st-century technology makes no sense. The complexity of the technology makes it possible for this unelected group of 11 persons that reports to no authority and has no oversight to wield unreasonable influence. This report relies on a highly selective literature review,” said Devra Davis, president of the Environmental Health Trust. “They make no mention of the fact that infertility clinics around the world advise men having problems impregnating their partners to remove wireless devices from their bodies. They completely discount results from the U.S. flagship testing program, the National Toxicology Program, that produced what peer-reviewers concurred was clear evidence of cancer in animals and compelling evidence of DNA damage in both mice and rats exposed to the same amounts of cellphone radiation as humans can receive in their lifetimes. They do not even consider the work of Lennart Hardell, arguably one of the top experts in the field studying the human impacts of cell phones, and fail to mention the large French national study of brain cancer that confirmed increased risks in the heaviest cellphone users.”
Ms. Davis added that “EHT is working with top legal experts to challenge outdated FCC standards (that rely on ICNIRP) because they betray the public trust by failing to take full notice of the range of scientific information on these matters. Further, we think that contrary analyses from European expert groups must be taken into account in any consideration of appropriate policy responses.”
Last December, the FCC released an item maintaining its existing RF exposure limits despite arguments that they are unsafe and should be tightened (TR Daily, Dec. 4, 2019). EHT and several other groups and individuals have filed two legal challenges to the item (TR Daily, Feb. 5).
TR Daily is a newsletter about telecommunications published by Wolters Kluwer and distributed by subscription largely to Industry executives and government officials.

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As part of a project called, “The 5G Mass Experiment,” Investigate Europe, a team of investigative journalists from the European Union (EU), examined the risks of deployment of 5G, the fifth generation of mobile phone technology, and the adequacy of electromagnetic field (EMF) safety guidelines promoted by the International Commission for Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).
The team published 22 articles in major newspapers and magazines in eight countries: France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, and the United Kingdom.
Investigate Europe alleges the existence of an “ICNIRP cartel.” The journalists identified a group of fourteen scientists who either helped create, or defend, the EMF exposure guidelines disseminated by ICNIRP, a non-governmental organization (NGO) based in Germany. ICNIRP’s self-selected members and advisors believe that EMF safety guidelines need to protect humans only from heating (or thermal) effects due to acute EMF exposure. ICNIRP scientists argue that the thousands of peer-reviewed studies that have found harmful biologic or health effects from chronic exposure to non-thermal levels of EMF are insufficient to warrant stronger safety guidelines.

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