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venerdì 24 aprile 2015

Associazione Medica Californiana per standard di sicurezza più stringenti


La Associazione dei medici della California ha adottato una risoluzione che chiede di rivalutare gli standard di sicurezza per le radiofrequenze negli USA.

Si chiede in particolare di rivedere quanto non emerso negli standard attuali, ovvero gli effetti non-termici , alla luce sia della classificazione 2B dello IARC che della pubblicazione più recente di ricerche epidemiologiche che evidenziano sempre più con forza la relazione tra radiofrequenze e danni tumorali.

Ricordano che nell'agosto 2013 l'Accademia Americana di Pediatria aveva lanciato analogo allarme e richiesta, senza alcun riscontro da parte del Governo.

Dal 1997, sono ben  22 le dichiarazioni di scienziati ed esperti di tutto il mondo che  sono state prodotte e divulgate al pubblico e alle autorità richiedendo una seria revisione del sistema di sicurezza.

In Italia debbo dire che ha scaturito l'effetto esattamente opposto:  primo vanificando il sistema di misurazione (ora abbiamo la media giornaliera della esposizione!) e secondo - in itinere - la decuplicazione dei limiti di esposizione !!!



Monday, April 13, 2015

California Medical Association Calls for Stronger Wireless Communication Safety Standards

The California Medical Association (CMA) adopted a resolution that calls for re-evaluation of the safety standards for wireless communications in the U.S.

The Federal safety standards for wireless communications were designed to protect humans from the heating, or thermal, risks caused by exposure to microwave radiation. However, thousands of peer-reviewed studies have found bio-effects from exposure to low intensity, non-thermal levels of microwave radiation. Moreover, three independent, case-control studies have found a two-fold increased risk of brain cancer among adults who have used cell phones for ten or more years. And one study found a three-fold risk of brain cancer after 25 years of cell phone and cordless phone use.

In 2011, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer declared that radio frequency energy is "possibly carcinogenic to humans", largely based upon the cell phone research.

The CMA’s “Wireless Communications Public Safety Standards Reevaluation” resolution “supports efforts to reevaluate microwave safety exposure levels associated with wireless communication devices, including consideration of adverse non-thermal biologic and health effects from non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation used in wireless communications.” In addition, the CMA “supports efforts to implement new safety exposure limits for wireless devices to levels that do not cause human or environmental harm based on scientific research.”

The CMA House of Delegates and Board of Trustees adopted the resolution, number 107-14, on December 7, 2014.  Cindy Lee Russell, M.D. introduced the resolution which she co-authored along with Ken Yew, M.D.

According to Dr. Russell:
"Physicians and scientists have recognized for years the dangers of ionizing radiation from x rays and nuclear weapons. Tissue is directly damaged causing cancer and a wide range of other health effects. The non ionizing microwave radiation from  wi fi routers, ipads, cell phones and cell towers has been thought to be harmless until the last few decades as a rapidly growing body of peer reviewed research has shown very troubling biological and health effects from even low levels of exposure. The studies have shown negative effects on cell structures, brain function, animals, and plants. Many experts feel this is a looming public health problem as the use of wireless technology swiftly rises in our homes, offices and schools. EMF standards need to be reevalauted and designed for safety based on the biologic effects on living structures not on heat as is now currently being done."

In August, 2013, the American Academy of Pediatrics, a professional organization representing 60,000 physicians, sent a letter to the FCC and the FDA urging the FCC to adopt radiation standards that: 
  • "Protect children’s health and well-being ... Current FCC standards do not account for the unique vulnerability and use patterns specific to pregnant women and children. It is essential that any new standard for cell phones or other wireless devices be based on protecting the youngest and most vulnerable populations to ensure they are safeguarded throughout their lifetimes.
  • Reflect current use patterns. The FCC has not assessed the standard for cell phone radiation since 1996 ... Many children, adolescents and young adults, now use cell phones as their only phone line and they begin using wireless phones at much younger ages. Pregnant women may carry their phones for many hours per day in a pocket that keeps the phone close to their uterus. Children born today will experience a longer period of exposure to radio-frequency fields from cellular phone use than will adults, because they start using cellular phones at earlier ages and will have longer lifetime exposures. FCC regulations should reflect how people are using their phones today.
  •  Provide meaningful consumer disclosure. The FCC has noted that it does not provide consumers with sufficient information about the RF exposure profile of individual phones to allow consumers to make informed purchasing decisions. The current metric of RF exposure available to consumers, the Specific Absorption Rate, is not an accurate predictor of actual exposure. AAP is supportive of FCC developing standards that provide consumers with the information they need to make informed choices in selecting mobile phone purchases, and to help parents to better understand any potential risks for their children. To that end, we support the use of metrics that are specific to the exposure children will experience." (http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7520941318 )

Four resolutions signed by scientific experts who have published research on wireless radiation and health in scientific journals were submitted to the FCC. The resolutions call on governments to issue stronger regulations on wireless radiation, especially cell phone radiation. The declarations were signed by 98 scientists. For more information, see “Why We Need Stronger Cell Phone Radiation Regulations--98 Scientific Experts Who Signed Resolutions at http://www.saferemr.com/2014/08/why-we-need-stronger-cell-phone_4.html .”

Since 1997, twenty-two declarations have been signed by scientists and health professionals calling for stronger cell phone radiation regulations. For more information on these declarations, see http://www.magdahavas.com/international-experts-perspective-on-the-health-effects-of-electromagnetic-fields-emf-and-electromagnetic-radiation-emr/.

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Wireless Communications Safety Standards

California Medical Association (CMA) Resolution 107-14, Adopted December 7, 2014

     Resolved 1: That CMA supports efforts to reevaluate microwave safety exposure levels associated with wireless communication devices, including consideration of adverse non-thermal biologic and health effects from non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation used in wireless communications; and be it further

     Resolved 2: That CMA supports efforts to implement new safety exposure limits for wireless devices to levels that do not cause human or environmental harm based on scientific research.

CALIFORNIA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION HOUSE OF DELEGATES 2014

Wireless Communications Public Safety Standards Reevaluation

Introduced by Cindy Lee Russell, M.D.

Authored by Cindy Lee Russell, M.D. Cindyleerussell@gmail.com and Ken Yew, M.D. ken_yew@yahoo.com

resolutions@cmanet.org

The CMA resolution (including 62 references) can be found on the Parents for Safe Technology web site.

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Wi Fi in Schools: Are we Playing it Safe with our Kids? 

Cindy Russell, MD, The Bulletin (Santa Clara County/Monterey County Medical Association), March/April 2015, pp. 16-21.


Dr. Russell discusses the research which led to the adoption by the California Medical Association of the resolution calling for stronger wireless communication standards.

martedì 16 ottobre 2012

Appello di Friburgo dieci anni dopo

A distanza di 10 anni dallo appello di un notevole numero di medici (tedeschi in gran parte) finalizzato alla richiesta di realizzazione del principio di precauzione, la situazione non è migliorata, ma sicuramente peggiorata.

Qui c'è un nuovo appello che puo' essere sottoscritto  e inoltrato ad altri


ecco l'appello in inglese

domenica 8 aprile 2012

I Medici per l'Ambiente Svizzeri per la riduzione dei limiti di esposizione

La 25ennale associazione dei Medici svizzeri per l'ambiente ha richiesto sia al Parlamento Federale che al Ministero della Salute una applicazione piu' cautelativa del Principio di Precauzione.

Questo intervento segue il riconoscimento da parte dello IARC (OMS) della radiofrequenze quale potenziali agenti cancerogeni.


La Associazione ricorda studi svizzeri del 2008 che associarono Alzheimer alla vicinanza alle linee di trasmissione di energia elettrica, come le ricerche dell'Università di Zurigo che nel 2012 hanno individuato un forte incremento di cecità nei neonati vicini a stazioni radio base di telefonia .

vedere il comunicato qui sotto



23 March 2012
Switzerland: Waves from Wireless Communication: Physicians for the Environment Requests Strict Application of the Precautionary Principle
Basel, 22 March 2012

Press Release from Physicians for the Environment (MfE – Switzerland)



Mobile Telephony : MfE requests stricter limit values





The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) considers the waves emitted by wireless communication “possibly carcinogenic”. According to the IARC, the risk of cancer for this type of radiation is thus similar to that of the insecticide DDT, rightly banned. Physicians for the Environment (MfE) is concerned that the limit values expected to protect the Swiss population, notably vulnerable groups such as children and pregnant women, constitute insufficient protection. In a communication sent to the Federal Assembly, MfE thus requests strict application of the principle of precaution and – in view of the risk of cancer – lower limit values.



Children’s rooms, housing, trams or offices are experiencing a growing exposure to radiation from diverse sources: babyphones, mobile telephony, wifi, etc., yet more and more studies warn against the serious health consequences of electromagnetic pollution for human beings and animals.



Cataracts in calves, Alzheimer’s Disease, cancer …


Since 2001, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) considered that magnetic fields emitted notably from current lines could be carcinogenic. A 2008 Swiss study postulates increased risk of contracting Alzheimer’s Disease for residents living near power lines. Other studies on the risk of brain tumors establish a higher risk for this pathology in the case of mobile phone use. This is why the IARC, part of the United Nations, considered in 2011 that waves from mobile telephony are “possibly carcinogenic”. In 2012, the University of Zürich noted a 10 times higher prevalence of blindness from birth (cataracts) in calves during the duration of operation of a relay antenna installed on a stable.



Strict application of the precautionary principle, lowering of limit values

“From the medical point of view, it is urgent to apply the precautionary principle for mobile telephony, wifi, power lines, etc.” states Dr. Peter Kälin, President of Physicians for the Environment. The Austrian Medical Chamber has moreover just formulated the same requirement in regard to smart meters. In a communication dated 16 March 2012 to the Federal Council of the Federal Assembly, Physicians for the Environment requested to divide the value limits by 10. Dr. Yvonne Gilli, National Councillor, has repeated the demands of the MfE in requesting the Federal Council, if it has to protect the population, to apply the precautionary principle and to lower limit values.



Contact:

Dr Martin Forter, Bâle, directeur MfE 061 691 55 83

Dr en médecine Peter Kälin, Leukerbad, président Mfe 027 470 21 77



The communication to the Federal Assembly and parlementary intervention of Yvonne Gilli are available in German on www.aefu.ch.



Founded 25 years ago, the association of Physicians for the Environment (MfE) joins together around 1,500 physicians in Switzerland.