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martedì 10 gennaio 2017

Francia: le aziende debbono proteggere i dipendenti dalle onde elettromagnetiche


Novità del 1.1.2017
Le aziende debbono procedere con le misurazioni negli ambienti di lavoro cominciando dal wifi ...
I lavoratori debbono essere informati se ci sono ambienti dove i valori sono superiori a quelli limite.

Qui sotto si riporta la esperienza di una elettrosensibile francese che tuttora è a casa in malattia perché non si riesce a trovare nell'ambiente degli aggiustamenti per rendere la sua permanenza accettabile. E' un ingegnere ed ha perso sia ogni possibilità di realizzazione professionale che 2/3 del suo salario. Indicano in 70000 gli elettrosensibili in Francia.




French companies will have to protect employees from electromagnetic waves
(Google translation from French)
France Inter with Yann Gallic, January 1, 2017
This is one of the novelties of January 1: companies will now have to take into consideration the issue of electromagnetic waves to which employees are exposed
Measurement of electromagnetic waves using a broad-band isotropic probe. © Sipa / Valinco
These waves are emitted especially by wireless equipment: Wi-Fi, mobile phones or tablets. It took three years for this European directive to be applied in France. A decree, published on August 6 in the Official Journal , on the "protection of workers against the risks arising from electromagnetic fields," said the exposure thresholds that must not be exceeded.
The employer must assess the risks incurred by its employee
Employees should be informed of the risks and the workplaces where they are likely to be exposed to "electromagnetic field levels exceeding the values" should be reported to them and their access be limited. The results shall be communicated to the occupational physician and the health, safety and working conditions committee or, failing that, to the staff representatives and in the event of crossing the levels, workers may be given a medical examination.
Pregnant women and employees under 18 years of age will also receive special attention. Every effort should be made to ensure that the impact of waves is the lowest.
A first step for all employees "electrosensibles" 
Sophie Pelletier is an engineer and works in a public administration in the center of Paris. For six years she has hardly any working life. Electro diagnosed by doctors, it is now recognized as a disabled worker because his health has continued to deteriorate due to electromagnetic waves: "In the meeting rooms and wifi in the subway and public transportation , Throughout the week I accumulate this exposure which ends up echoing my general state, with great fatigue, and creates me troubles of the heart rhythm, memory and attention that prevent me to return to work When I'm too tired ".
Sophie Pelletier continues the sick leave. She has repeatedly requested that her position and working time be adjusted. But she has always run into the misunderstanding of her employer. "It's a disease that does not fit in the boxes," she explains, "it's complicated for the employer to arrange a number of things to allow me to keep myself properly in the job. 'I lost two thirds of my salary for several years and it annoys me because I put a damper on my career, or my health, or both at the same time.
According to estimates, in France, there are now nearly 70,000 people with électrosensibibilité.
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martedì 6 dicembre 2016

OSHA lancia grido d'allarme per i lavoratori addetti alle antenne

Il ministero federale americano per la sicurezza dei lavoratori lanciano un grido d'allarme per le morti professionali da loro riportati per gli operatori addetti alla installazione e manutenzione delle antenne dei cellulari  Preoccupazione è per i lavori programmati per la 5G.

vedere qui 

giovedì 4 agosto 2016

In via di approvazione il Dlgs di recepimento della direttica EU su CEM e lavoratori

La Direttiva Europea in  materia del giugno 2013 era già nota ... con segnali negativi: vedere qui

http://e-smogfree.blogspot.it/2013/07/direttiva-europea-sul-rischio-cem-negli.html


Chissà questa differenziazione di cui si parla ... es: la elettrosensibilità viene presa come 'effetti minori' ?

Modifiche dei limiti ?  immagino in quale direzione !

Bisognerebbe fare una ricerca nel sito del ramo parlamentare che sta elaborando il dlgs ...

è stata attuata con il 
DECRETO LEGISLATIVO 1 agosto 2016, n. 159 


ANTEPRIMA
Il nuovo Decreto sulla protezione dei lavoratori dall'esposizione ai campi elettromagnetici
5 luglio 2016
fonte: 
Gian Marco Contessa-Fisico medico, Esperto Qualificato in Radioprotezione di III grado
Il nuovo Decreto sulla protezione dei lavoratori dall'esposizione ai campi elettromagneticiIn questi giorni è in fase di discussione lo schema di decreto legislativo recante attuazione della Direttiva 2013/35/UE sulla protezione dei lavoratori dall'esposizione ai campi elettromagnetici (vedi il nostro aggiornamento n.d.r.), che alla sua pubblicazione, prevista per questo mese, sostituirà il Titolo VIII Capo IV del D.Lgs. 81/08.Lo schema di decreto in esame obbliga il Datore di Lavoro ad una valutazione del rischio, secondo le prescrizioni della direttiva, prendendo in considerazione gli effetti biofisici diretti e gli effetti indiretti noti provocati dai campi elettromagnetici.

Come novità rispetto all'attuale Capo IV sono quindi aggiornati i limiti di esposizione e si distinguono gli effetti tra sensoriali (effetti minori che non costituiscono un rischio per la salute) esanitari (effetti sulla salute), adottando il principio di flessibilità della direttiva che prevede la possibilità di superamento dei limiti per la protezione dagli effetti sensoriali.

È infine recepito il regime di deroghe ma con misure più rigorose di quelle previste dalla direttiva.

L'argomento sarà oggetto di trattazione a cura dello stesso autore sui prossimi numeri della rivista Ambiente&Sicurezza sul Lavoro


venerdì 22 luglio 2016

Ministero del Lavoro USA pensa ai criteri per alloggiare gli elettrosensibili nel posto di lavoro

Una struttura tecnica di questo ente federale americano, JAN, presenta  in questo documento approcci e criteri per utili da adottare da parte del datore di lavoro per dare ad una persona elettrosensibile condizioni di lavoro che rispettino la malattia con i disturbi conclamati.

Anche se premettono le difficoltà esistenti a definire la malattia ... però bisogna dare una risposta a queste necessità ! ...


giovedì 10 marzo 2016

Come cancellare le giuste richieste di sicurezza al lavoro ... anche in Svezia

Nel 1999 un'organizzazione sindacale svedese  pose i primi dubbi sulla qualità e sicurezza negli ambienti di lavoro a fronte di un continuo incremento di strumenti informatici.

Fu costituito il progetto No Risk Project.

Dopo i primi risultati, in collaborazione con la università di studi, finalizzati alla riduzione della esposizione a radiofrequenze, ..., i finanziamenti cessarono e tutto fu nel tempo archiviato come problemi psicologici.

Qui ci sono dei documenti ed il riferimento ad una ditta che si era specializzata per introdurre delle protezioni allo interno di ambienti di lavoro.   Esiste ancora ?   non mi sembra ...


The Swedish No Risk Project

During the 1990’s the Swedish Union of Clerical and Technical Employees in Industry (SiF) instigated research into reports of electro-magnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) in the modern information technology (IT) workplace with a possible link with chemical emissions from new electronic equipment.
The research team at SiF were concerned that the information technology (IT) workplace may be creating new and serious risks to health, as a result SiF initiated the No-Risk project which aimed at addressing all possible health hazards in the modern office-place. In 1999 SiF initiated the “Healthy Office project” in partnership with the Luleå University of Technology (LTU).
The project aimed at implementing the points raised in the SiF “No Risk” publication. However due to corporate and political concerns that this project was a threat to the introduction of new technology it was totally closed down with all publications withdrawn from circulation. For all intents and purposes the SiF No Risk project was as if it never happened.
However these documents are now available on this website in honour of the brave women and men who worked to make the modern IT workplace a safer and healthy place. Their dream must be kept alive. Also included is a pamphlet by the Swedish company Liberel which specialised in designing office places to reduce environmental hazards to workers and this company was directly involved in the SiF No Risk Project. It was Martin Andersson from Liberel who was the first to combine the necessity of reducing electromagnetic fields with the elimination of chemical emissions from office equipment.
See:
The death of the No-Risk and Healthy Office projects, JACNEM Vol. 29, No. 2, Sept. 2010
Don Maisch PhD
  No Risk in the IT environment (12.3 MiB, 39 hits)
  Hypersensitive in IT Environments (14.0 MiB, 36 hits)
  The Healthy Office newsletter (1999) (7.3 MiB, 20 hits)
  Working environment for people and computers (11.9 MiB, 31 hits)
  The Invisible Disease: The Dangers of Environmental Illnesses Caused by Electromagnetic Fields and Chemical Emissions. By Gunni Nordstrom (62.8 KiB, 47 hits)
  " New diagnoses " - an explanatory model for neurological illnesses (58.7 KiB, 40 hits)

domenica 9 agosto 2015

Samsung in Corea crea un fondo di 85 M$ per risarcire i morti per cancro

Riporto un articolo della Reuters  in cui si informa che Samsung ha 'generosamente' costituito un fondo di 85 M$  finalizzato a risarcire i dipendenti o famigliari affetti da cancro.

Approfondendo si scopre che tanta magnanimità non è altro che un tardivo e limitato (come chiaramente riportanto da questo blog https://stopsamsung.wordpress.com/  )  risarcimento a seguito di una lotta intentata dai sindacati sulle condizioni  di sicurezza allo interno degli stabilimenti dove circa 200 dipendenti si sono ammalati (di cui 70 ca morti) per leucemia e linfomi a causa delle radiazioni presenti.

La lotta va avanti da una decina d'anni.  E non sembra finita; (vedere il blog qui sopra).



E i sindacati italiani ?!  che fanno ? si interessano a queste malattie professionali ?   confidano sui valori limite ICNIRP ?

lunedì 2 febbraio 2015

La Nokia paga 250000 $ per un tumore alle ossa, in Brasile


UNa corte del lavoro brasiliana ha condannato la Nokia al pagamento di 250000 $ ad un tecnico che ha lavorato per 15 anni nella manutenzione delle antenne di telefonia e che ha sviluppato per questo un raro tipo di cancro alle ossa.

Assunto nel 1986 nel 2002 ha accusato dolori alla coscia con diagnosi finale di un raro tipo di sarcoma. E' andato in pensione per invalidità a 37 anni dopo diversi interventi chirurgici .
3 suoi colleghi avevano accusato lo stesso tipo di cancro e sono  morti giovani.

Dopo un primo (solito) giudizio negativo sul nesso causale, grazie alla classificazione IARC ed ad un'analisi della letteratura, il secondo giudizio ha ritenuto la Nokia in difetto di non aver informato sulla pericolosità e messo in condizione I lavoratori di lavorare in sicurezza.



Brazil: NOKIA SHOULD PAY R $ 250 THOUSAND WORKER WHO HAD RARE
CANCER
MRE, Feb 1, 2015 (Google translation)

The Seventh Chamber of the Paraná Regional Labor Court
(TRT-PR) determined payment of compensation to a Curitiba
technician who worked for fifteen years in the maintenance of
telephone towers and developed a rare type of bone cancer. The
antennas were not turned off during the execution of the service.

The company Nokia Solutions and Networks in Brazil
Telecommunications Ltd., formerly Siemens SA, will pay $
250,000 in damages plus annuity corresponding to 50% of final
salary. The decision can still be appealed.
The coach was admitted by the company in August 1986 and for
over 15 years conducted testing services, repairs and
installations in the signal transmission towers of the
company. In 2002, a tumor was found in the worker's right
thigh, which was diagnosed with chondrosarcoma, a rare type of
bone cancer. He underwent several surgeries, but ended retired
due to disability, age 37. Three other co-workers developed
the same type of cancer and died aged 28, 39 and 45 years.
The technical filed a lawsuit against the company at the 15th
Curitiba Court claiming that their health problems could have
been caused by direct contact with the electromagnetic waves
radiated by phone towers.
In the opinion of the judge of first instance was not in the
record sufficient evidence to establish a causal link between
the type of work and the disease, since cancer can have
multiple causes, such as diet and medications, among other
factors.
The worker appealed, arguing that the International Agency for
Research on Cancer (IARC), linked to the World Health
Organization classifies exposure to electromagnetic fields as
possibly carcinogenic to humans.
In their analysis, the judges gave the Seventh Class reason
the employee, noting that an expert report presented
information from the medical literature linking
electromagnetic radiation with cellular and genetic phenomena
that promote cancer. They also understood that the company was
wrong to omit as the prevention and monitoring of risks, in
addition to not have done exposure control of radiation worker.
"Considering the fact or evidence together, it considers that
the work activities developed by the author contributed to the
development of their disease (concausa), leaving configured
concausalidade link. Resta set the guilt of the defendant,
given that not arranged for the work to be developed without
risk to the health of your employee "it said judgment which
ordered the company to pay a lifetime monthly pension plus
punitive damages.
Click HERE to access the full judgment.
http://bit.ly/1DuzLUs

domenica 21 dicembre 2014

Sicurezza sul lavoro, operai esposti ad alte emissioni elettromagnetiche.



Associazione “ElettrosmogVolturino”
Via S. Martino, 2  71030  Volturino (FG)                                           
                                    
 Tel. 0881 550498 / 347 7215642                                                                   http://elettrosmogvolturino.interfree.it                                                       elettrosmogvolturino@interfree.it                                       

 prot. n. 27                                                                                                                            Volturino         08/12/2014                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Ministero del Lavoro        Ministero Salute            
Procura della Repubblica Monza (MB)                         
 FIOM                                 
 Ass. Naz. Medici del Lavoro

Oggetto: Sicurezza sul lavoro, operai                                                                                                             esposti ad alte emissioni elettromagnetiche.
           Ancora vittime da inquinamento elettromagnetico in età precoce.
Come già segnalato da anni e da pochi mesi anche la scomparsa del giornalista RAI Stefano Campagna, da qualche giorno le onde hanno portato via a soli 53 anni anche Camillo Castellazzi, collaudatore e manutentore di impianti radiotrasmittenti in Lombardia.
Gli addetti alla manutenzione esposti per molte ore ad alte emissioni elettromagnetiche, senza alcuna protezione schermante, continuano a correre seri rischi.
Insonnia, depressione, ansia e ipertensione, sterilità, cataratte e tumori sono i segnali che gli operai denunciano prima della malattia terminale.
Il controllo del livello di melatonina, ormone regolatore ritmo sonno-veglia e scudo ai radicali liberi, promotori di malattie oncogene, consentirebbe di intervenire in tempo.
                           Ma i dati statistici sono tenuti rigorosamente occultati.
                                                                                 Antonio Gagliardi                                                                                                        Associazione "Elettrosmog Volturino"     

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

martedì 7 ottobre 2014

WallStreetJournal: molte antenne violano la sicurezza dei lavoratori contro le RF


Articolo sul Wall Street Journal 

Many Sites Violate Rules Aimed at Protecting Workers From Excessive Radio-Frequency Radiation

Uno su 10 siti viola le norme di sicurezza per i lavoratori che accedono ai tetti, solai etc..  Questo è il risultato di un controllo di oltre 5000 siti !
L'ente preposto al controllo , FCC, non ha le risorse per eseguir questi controlli ...!




The antennas fueling the nation's cellphone boom are challenging federal safety rules that were put in place when signals largely radiated from remote towers off-limits to the public.
Now, antennas are in more than 300,000 locations—rooftops, parks, stadiums—nearly double the number of 10 years ago, according to the industry trade group CTIA.
Federal rules require carriers to use barricades, signs and training to protect people from excessive radio-frequency radiation, the waves of electric and magnetic power that carry signals. The power isn't considered harmful by the time it reaches the street, but it can be a risk for workers and residents standing directly in front of an antenna.
One in 10 sites violates the rules, according to six engineers who examined more than 5,000 sites during safety audits for carriers and local municipalities, underscoring a safety lapse in the network that makes cellphones hum, at a time when the health effects of antennas are being debated world-wide.
The FCC has issued just two citations to cell carriers since adopting the rules in 1996. The FCC says it lacks resources to monitor each antenna.
"It's like having a speed limit and no police," said Marvin Wessel, an engineer who has audited more than 3,000 sites and found one in 10 out of compliance.
On a sweltering June day in Phoenix, Mr. Wessel strolled through a residential area near Echo Canyon Park and spotted lawn chairs near a T-Mobile US Inc.  cellular antenna painted brown to match a fence. His monitor showed emissions well above safety limits.
After being alerted by The Wall Street Journal, T-Mobile added warning signs and roped off a patch in front of the antenna with a chain. "The safety of the public, our customers and our employees is a responsibility that all of us here at T-Mobile take very seriously," said a T-Mobile spokeswoman.
At very high levels, radio-frequency radiation can cook human tissue, the FCC said, potentially causing cataracts and temporary sterility and other health issues.
To buffer people from these "thermal" effects, the FCC set two limits for how much RF people can absorb—one for the general public, and an "occupational" limit five times higher for people trained to work near antennas. The higher level is still 10 times below the thermal level.
Carriers have to restrict access near antennas that are above the limits. Workers and others who venture into hot zones—generally up to 20 feet in front of an antenna—must be trained and have RF monitors.
Most cellular antennas aren't strong enough to cause thermal problems, engineers say, and carriers are installing some smaller antennas with lower power levels. But some are being made stronger to meet demand for high-speed Internet access, high-definition video and other services. A German study in 2013 found higher emissions from 4G antennas.
"The more bandwidth, the hotter they will be," said Mr. Wessel, who expects some to exceed the thermal level within a year.
Richard Tell, a Nevada engineer, also expects some emissions to rise. At more than 1,000 sites nationally, he found roughly one in 10 out of compliance, similar to Mr. Wessel's conclusion. Some are hidden or disguised for aesthetic reasons.
"I've been on rooftops looking for antennas and couldn't find them because they were hidden in fake concrete blocks that were really foam," he said.
Daniel Ranahan, a Lowell, Mass., roofer, said antennas are slowing jobs. "There's no mechanism for the worker to know what buildings are safe," he said.
Peter Chaney, the director of safety and health for the Mechanical Contractors Association of America, which represents companies with more than 270,000 workers, in August asked the FCC to create a database of cellular antennas.
One company, RF Check, in San Diego, has designed a protocol but requires collaboration from carriers and funding from phone customers.
Mr. Chaney is developing a training video and brochure on RF safety to distribute to the association's members next year.
"We want workers to know that the antennas are there and that there may be a potential hazard," he said. "I'm concerned about the chronic effect of this. If guys have 30-year careers and they're exposed to these things on a regular basis—is there any long-term effect?"
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health began studying that question after the World Health Organization in 2011 categorized RF radiation as a possible carcinogen, based on research by over 30 scientists, said Gregory Lotz, the top RF expert for Niosh. And the National Toxicology Program at the National Institutes of Health is exploring lower-level RF exposure.
An FCC guideline written after the rules were adopted notes studies showing "relatively low levels" of RF radiation can cause "certain changes in the immune system, neurological effects, behavioral effects," and other health issues, including cancer. "Results to date have been inconclusive," however, the agency said in a guide to radio-frequency radiation, and need to be studied further.
Among those concerned is Gilbert Amelio, a scientist who was chief executive of AppleInc. and National Semiconductor and a board member of AT&T Inc.He believes industry leaders will "take whatever steps may be necessary to prevent harm to workers or others who may have good reason to be close to these sites."
Jimmy Crespo complained to federal labor regulators in 2011 that he became disabled with cognitive issues after working more than 300 times on heating and cooling systems for antennas for Johnson Controls Inc., a Sprint Corp. contractor.
"I had no training, no monitoring devices and no warning from my employer," Mr. Crespo said.
Regulators asked Johnson to ensure the rules were being followed. Johnson said it no longer had the contract, and Sprint said the systems were a safe distance from antennas.
"Employees were not working in an area where radio frequencies would pose a hazard," a Johnson spokesman said.
Sprint said annual checks show all sites are compliant.
AT&T said it places "the utmost importance on the safety of workers and the public from RF emissions and we have a rigorous safety program in place to minimize exposure to RF emissions."
The FCC in April signed a consent decree with Verizon Communications Inc. to settle RF violations in Pennsylvania and Connecticut, involving an unlocked rooftop and a missing sign. Verizon agreed to pay $50,000 and to train employees and contractors, and check other sites.
The carrier has told regulators that property owners complicate compliance.
"In New York City, condominium tenants became upset and concerned with RF notification signs we placed on a terrace access point," Tamara Preiss, Verizon's vice president of federal regulatory affairs, wrote to the FCC in February. Ms. Preiss said the signs were removed after the tenants hired a lawyer.
Insurers are becoming concerned. "The risk is often transferred to 'unsuspecting' property owners," Roger Egan, executive chairman of Risk Strategies Co., told the FCC.
Hartford Financial Services Group Inc.  and A.M. Best Co., the insurance-rating agency, have flagged RF as an emerging risk. Swiss Re  wrote in a 2013 report that if RF radiation is linked to health problems it "could ultimately lead to large losses."
Write to Ianthe Jeanne Dugan at ianthe.dugan@wsj.com and Ryan Knutson atryan.knutson@wsj.com

domenica 27 luglio 2014

Sentenza tedesca d'appello che riconosce la elettrosensibilità come malattia professionale

Prima sentenza confermata in appello di un tribunale tedesco di riconoscimento di elettrosensibilità .

E' una  causa avviata da un ex-militare radarista tedesco : è stata riconosciuta come malattia professionale.

Qui sotto è riportato il lungo iter, iniziato con primi sintomi evidenziati nel 1973 , nel 1994 lo Stato Federale ha rigettato la richiesta di riconoscimento della malattia, acquisita a causa di servizio ; è andato in pensione nel 1994.

Ha iniziato la causa contro lo Stato Federale Tedesco. La controparte ha eccepito che EMF sotto i valori limite riportati da WHO/OMS, ICNIRP e Agenzia tedesca per le radiazioni, non sono dannose.   Egli ha portato alla corte gli studi e la testimonianza di Drr Karl Hecht e Lebrecht von  Klitzing .
La corte ha incaricato un  esperto nel 2005 che ha dato ragione allo Stato.
Dopo altre testimonianze tecniche la corte ha incaricato un altro esperto  che nel 2008 ha dato ragione all'ex militare.

Ovviamente lo Stato ha fatti ricorso alla Corte d'Appello (?) che ha incaricato altro esperto, che ha detto che esiste la relazione tra malattia e fonte di radiazione.
Quindi sentenza definitiva.
_________________________________________________________________________


EHS of a former German Army Radar-mechanic acknowledged as occupational disease by the court of appeal for administrative litigation in german state Schleswig-Holstein (Schleswig-Holsteinisches Oberverwaltungsgericht)
3 LB 21/11, September 13, 2012
The plaintiff worked for the geman army (Bundeswehr) from 1970 to 1992 as a mechanic for Radarsystems. While working he was exposed to ionizing and non-ionizing radiation. Since 1973 the plaintiff suffered from inflammation, infectious diseases and palpitations. From 1976 he also suffered from agitation, sleep disorders, fatigue, lack of concentration and extreme forgetfulness, extreme headaches, disorder of the immune system, food allergies and other allergic symptoms, non-functioning eyesight, sweats, exhaustion until midth of the 90ies.
The plaintiff was diagnosed with EHS and treated in two clinics in 1993. In 1994 the Federal Republic of Germany as his employer rejected to acknowledge his illness as an occupational disease claiming there is no proof that his symptoms are caused by the exposure. In 1994, the plaintiff was pensioned off.
The plaintiff filed a law-suit against the Federal Republic as his former employer to the court for administrative litigation in Schleswig to get this acknowledgement. He gave the court several reports of experts who examined his or other Radar-Mechanics conditions. As the court granted the plaintiff´s suit the defendant filed an appeal to the higher court, arguing that committees and experts- the WHO, the ICNIRP and the german committee for the protection of radiation (Strahlenschutzkommission – SSK) are of the opinion that EMF-exposure below standards does not cause any physical harm.
The plaintiff sent the court Prof. em. Prof. Dr. Dr. med. Karl Hecht´s study from 2001 on „Effects of EMF“ as well as a report by medicine physicist Dr. rer nat Lebrecht von Klitzing on the biological effects of pulsed high frequency waves below standards as well as a synopsis by Prof. Hecht from 2005 that explained that the majority of personnel exposed to radiation suffered from the symptoms of what is called the „microwave syndrom“. The court appointed another expert who reported in 2005 and 2006 that the plaintiff´s symptoms are not caused by ionizing or non-ionizing radiation or a combination of both. After hearing several other expert witnesses – among them Prof. em. Prof. Dr. Dr. Karl Hecht and Dr. rer. nat. Lebrecht von Klitzing – the court appointed another expert and – after another hearing – obliged the defendant to acknowledge the plaintiffs request in a verdict from August 20th, 2008.
On appeal, the highest federal court in administrative matters (Bundesverwaltungsgericht) declared that the decision violated federal law as the court had not taken enough efforts to research the facts. The court of appeal than appointed a third expert who stated that it was possible to proof the causation of the plaintiff´s exposure and his disease.
The court ruled again in favor of the plaintiff and also ruled that another appeal is not permitted. The defendant´s complaint against this to the highest federal court was not successful. In consequence, the acknowledgement is now legally binding.
More information about Prof. Hecht´s research:
http://www.emfacts.com/2005/05/germanrussian-report-on-electrosensitivity/
More information about Dr. von Klitzing´s research:
Hypothesis on how to measure electromagnetic
hypersensitivity
Andreas Tuengler1 & Lebrecht von Klitzing2
1Institute of History, Theory and Ethics in Medicine, and Human Technology Centre
(HumTec), RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany, and 2Institute of Environmental
Physics, Wiesenthal, Germany
Electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) is an ill-defined term to describe the fact that people who
experience health symptoms in the vicinity of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) regard them as
causal for their complaints. Up to now most scientists assume a psychological cause for the
suffering of electromagnetic hypersensitive individuals. This paper addresses reasons why most
provocation studies could not find any association between EMF exposure and EHS and presents
a hypothesis on diagnosis and differentiation of this condition. Simultaneous recordings of heart
rate variability, microcirculation and electric skin potentials are used for classification of EHS.
Thus, it could be possible to distinguish “genuine” electromagnetic hypersensitive individuals
from those who suffer from other conditions.
Keywords: athermal effects, heart rate variability, hypersensitivity to electromagnetic fields,
radiofrequency, time series analysis
Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine, Early Online: 1–10, 2012
Copyright Q Informa UK Ltd
ISSN: 1536-8378 print / 1536-8386 online
DOI: 10.3109/15368378.2012.712586

sabato 23 novembre 2013

Riconosciuti danni (leucemia) dovuti alla presenza di campi magnetici in ambienti di lavoro

Questo recente articolo riporta l'indagine epidemiologica eseguita sui  > 120.000  lavoratori seguiti dal 1986 in poi per verificare se la presenza di campi elettromagnetici a bassissima frequenza (in genere dovuti a macchine elettriche) portino a tumori.

Si è rilevata una correlazione significativa per la leucemia acuta mieloide e per il linfoma follicolare.





November 2013

Occupational extremely low-frequency magnetic field exposure and selected cancer outcomes in a prospective Dutch cohort

Abstract

Purpose

To investigate the association between exposure to occupational extremely low-frequency magnetic fields (ELF-MF) and the risk of a priori selected cancer outcomes within the prospective Netherlands Cohort Study.

Methods

120,852 men and women aged 55–69 years at time of enrollment in 1986 were followed up (17.3 years) for incident lung, breast and brain cancer, and hemato-lymphoproliferative malignancies. Information on occupational history and potential confounders such as sex, age, smoking, alcohol use, and attained educational level were collected at baseline through a self-administered questionnaire. Occupational ELF-MF exposure was assigned with a job-exposure matrix. Using a case-cohort approach, associations with cancer incidence were analyzed with Cox regression stratified by sex, using three exposure metrics: (1) ever had a job with low or high exposure to ELF-MF versus background, (2) duration of exposure, and (3) cumulative exposure.

Results

None of the exposure metrics showed an effect on incidence for lung, breast, and brain cancer, nor any of the assessed subtypes in men and women. Of the hemato-lymphoproliferative malignancies in men, ever high exposed to ELF-MF showed a significant association with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) [hazard ratio (HR) 2.15; 95 % confidence interval (CI) 1.06–4.35] and follicular lymphoma (FL) (HR 2.78; 95 % CI 1.00–5.77). Cumulative exposure to ELF-MF showed a significant, positive association with FL but not AML among men.

Conclusions

In this large prospective cohort study, we found some indications of an increased risk of AML and FL among men with occupational ELF-MF exposure. These findings warrant further investigation

venerdì 5 luglio 2013

Direttiva Europea sul rischio CEM negli ambienti di lavoro

E' stata finalmente pubblicata la attesa Direttiva UE sulla gazzetta ufficiale Gazzetta europea del 29 giugno 2013 la direttiva 2013/35/UE del Parlamento europeo e del Consiglio del 26 giugno 2013

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Direttiva 2013/35/UE del Parlamento europeo e del Consiglio del 26 giugno 2013

Commenti:

- di positivo c'è che si parla anche di effetti non termici legati ai CEM (nella traduzione c'è una strana frase troncata Art 2 b ii)  ...da verificare nella versione in inglese!) (1)
- di positivo che i valori sono riferiti come 'di picco'
- di positivo è che si dica esplicitamente che la direttiva è legata agli effetti a breve termine, e quindi, indirettamente afferma che esistono effetti a lungo termine ...; aggiunge che la Commissione monitora l'evoluzione scientifica e se sarà il caso interverrà con proposta di legge ad hoc
- di negativo è che ancora una volta si fa riferimento alle valutazioni e limiti proposti da ICNIRP (che, ricordiamo, non è ASSOLUTAMENTE  un ente pubblico magari europeo ...!).
- di negativo è che per le frequenze superiori a 100 kHz considera SOLO gli effetti termici (forse perché NON si considerano gli effetti a lungo termine).



Nulla di nuovo !

Questa direttiva ci conferma che unica via di uscita è quella di promuovere una proposta di legge di iniziativa popolare che possa almeno mettere sotto il naso dei parlamentari europei 'l'altra faccia della verità' =  le valutazioni di Bioinitiative e dello IARC !

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(1) questa è la versione inglese
 


These effects might create temporary annoyance or affect cognition or other brain or muscle functions, and may thereby affect the ability of a worker to work safely (i.e. safety risks )

quello che manca nella traduzione italiana è:    che questi effetti possono avere effetto sulla abilità del lavoratore a lavorare in modo sicuro   .... che è una delle motivazioni per avere la inidoneità al lavoro ...!  è un caso ?! ma si! è un caso ...

mercoledì 29 maggio 2013

I dipendenti della NATO di Napoli hanno una speciale assicurazione ...

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I dipendenti della Base Nato sono obbligati a stipulare un’assicurazione sui rischi per la salute. In un dossier choc firmato dal responsabile della prevenzione si parla di presenza di amianto, di rischio chimico, biologico oltre a quello elettromagnetico per la presenza di 10 maxiradar.

domenica 12 maggio 2013

Accordo a livello Europeo sulle norme di protezione per i lavoratori

Il Consiglio d'Europa, il Parlamento e la Commissione Europea il 26.3.13 hanno concordato di procedere ad emettere  una direttiva per la protezione dei lavoratori dai potenziali danni arrecati dai CEM. Obiettivo che gli stati membri la recepiscano entro il Luglio 2016.

Il commento qui sotto riporta la obiezione proveniente (non solo dalle 'solite'  associazioni ambientalistiche no-elettrosmog) ma dal ETUC che è la Confederazione europea dei Sindacati , che il tutto è purtroppo legato  ai valori ICNIRP che considerano solo gli effetti a breve (riscaldamento) e non quelli a lungo termine.






The following EU agreement, on the face of it, reads like a real breakthrough. However note the qualifying statement: "not to unduly hamper the use and development of industrial and medical activities". My reading of this indicates that ICNIRP"s rational for health protection (short term/ acute exposure protection) will likely remain the basis for this new directive.

Will the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) be happy with these new rules? The ETUC has previously opposed the draft EU agreement because it followed the iCNIRP limits which "only considers short-term effects of exposure and disregards the long-term impacts on workers’ health". The ETUC have called for binding legislation needed to protect worker’s health from EMF exposure risks.


The question is: Are these new rules still just a rehashing of ICNIRP's industry friendly limitations?

Don Maisch

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EU institutions agree on new rules to protect workers from electromagnetic fields

06/05/2013

The Council of the EU, the European Parliament and the European Commission have reached an agreement on 26 March on a new directive protecting workers from potential risks associated with electromagnetic fields.

The directive addresses the protection of workers exposed to electromagnetic fields and the carrying out of effective and efficient risk assessments, proportional to the situation encountered at the workplace.

It also defines a protection system that graduates the level of risk in a simple and easily understandable way and commits the European Commission to producing practical guidelines to assist employers in meeting their obligations under the directive.

The directive contains technical annexes setting out the Exposure Limit Values. Member States have the option of maintaining or adopting more favourable provisions for the protection of workers, in particular the fixing of lower values for the “Action Levels” or the “Exposure Limit Values” for electromagnetic fields.
Next steps

The directive will now be examined to ensure that its legal texts are harmonised with the existing EU Workplace Health & Safety legislation. It is hoped that the Directive will be transposed into national law by all Member States by July 2016 at the latest.

Background

Directive 2004/40/EC laid out the minimum health and safety requirements regarding the exposure of workers to the risks arising from electromagnetic fields. After its adoption, serious concerns were expressed by stakeholders, in particular from the medical community, on the potential impact on the use of medical procedures based on medical imaging (e.g. MRI scanning). Concerns were also expressed on the impact of the directive on certain industrial activities.

The deadline for transposition of Directive 2004/40/EC was postponed a first time until 30 April 2012 with Directive 2008/46/EC.

In June 2011, the European Commission presented a proposal for a new directive to replace Directive 2004/40/EC, which has now been agreed upon by the three EU institutions. The aim was to:

* update the text to take on board new scientific evidence, particularly in relation to exposure limits of MRI in hospitals;
* help employers in their efforts to carry out the risk assessments required by EU law;
* balance the protection of workers' health and safety with appropriate flexibility and proportionality, not to unduly hamper the use and development of
industrial and medical activities.

In May last year, with the EU institutions still looking for consensus on the matter, the deadline for transposition of Directive 2004/40/EC was postponed a second time until 31 October 2013 with Directive 2012/11/EU.

domenica 10 marzo 2013

Una sentenza Australiana condanna il datore di lavoro per danni da EMF


Il tribunale ha dato ordine a Comcare (una specie di INAIL australiano ?) di pagare un indennizzo per le offese subite da un lavoratore a causa di EMF a lavoro.
Il giudice dice che è stato soddisfatto dalla probabilità  che queste fornti  ha portato  ad un aggravamento della elettrosensibilità



Comcare is liable to pay compensation in respect of an injury

In a groundbreaking judgement, an Australian court has determined that Comcare is to pay compensation for an injury suffered by Dr David McDonald as a result of exposure to electromagnetic fields at work. The judge ruled: ?I am satisfied on the balance of probabilities that Dr McDonald has suffered either:

an aggravation of his sensitivity to EMF; or,
an aggravation of his symptoms by reason of his honest belief that he suffers from the condition of EMF sensitivity??

The determination can be found at: http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/aat/2013/105.html

martedì 5 marzo 2013

INAIL dà contributi x ridurre inquinamento da CEM



Incentivi per imprese: scadenza 14 marzo 2013:



l'INAIL concede contributi ad aziende per "d) Interventi relativi alla riduzione/eliminazione di fattori di rischio quali, ad esempio.: esposizione ad agenti biologici, sostanze pericolose, agenti chimici, cancerogeni e mutageni, agenti fisici (rumore, vibrazioni, radiazioni ionizzanti /non ionizzanti, radiazioni ottiche artificiali).:"
qui il link: http://www.inail.it/Portale/appmanager/portale/desktop?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=PAGE_SICUREZZA&nextPage=Finanziamenti_ISI_2012/index.jsp

venerdì 7 dicembre 2012

Parlamento Europeo : più protezione ai lavoratori contro CEM

La Commissione del Parlamento Europeo per Employment and Social Affairs ha votato a stragrande maggioranza una raccomandazione per revisione dei limiti di esposizione a CEM per i lavoratori sottoposti a tali radiazioni.
Raccomandano una revisione dei limiti ICNIRP.  I datori di lavoro si debbono attivare per ridurre il pericolo di danni .  Flessibilità per chi lavora nel campo medico per la RISONANZA MAGNETICA (Nota bene !!!) e anche per il settore militare.

sabato 5 maggio 2012

Rinviata la Direttiva che impone il rispetto dei valori limite di CEM negli ambienti di lavoro

qui trovate i riferimenti ed i commenti ...

http://www.vegaengineering.com/news/campi-elettromagnetici-rinviata-lentrata-in-vigore-della-direttiva-200440ce-al-31-ottobre-2013-ma-cosa-cambia-davvero-nid1677.html

preoccupante

La Direttiva 2004/40/CE, relativa alla protezione dei lavoratori dall’esposizione ai campi elettromagnetici, recepita dal Capo IV del Titolo VIII del D. Lgs. 81/08, ha sollevato alcune preoccupazioni, in particolare da parte della comunità medica, in merito ai valori limite di esposizione stabiliti dalla medesima, che limiterebbero infatti in modo sproporzionato l'uso e lo sviluppo delle applicazioni mediche di risonanza magnetica (RM), considerate oggi uno strumento indispensabile per la diagnosi e la cura di varie malattie.

... quindi quando si dice che un eletttrosensibile deve stare lontano dalla Risonanza Magnetica ...!


Lo scopo che si prefigge la nuova proposta di direttiva sulla protezione dei lavoratori dai campi elettromagnetici è di allineare i dati agli ultimi risultati scientifici relativi ai rischi dell’esposizione ai campi elettromagnetici, evitando una limitazione alle attività mediche ed industriali che fanno uso di apparecchiature che prevedono l’uso di campi elettromagnetici intensi (risonanza magnetica per immagini).

E' chiaro come ancora una volta risulta centrale il ruolo dell'ICNIRP  purtroppo e dubbi ci sono sui reali obiettivi di questa revisione e  'semplificazione' nella attuazione della Direttiva.

Occorre tenere sotto controllo.