Adverse health effects of modern electromagnetic fields from wireless telecommunication, such as mobile phones and wi-fi
Thursday, October 22, Presentation of -11: 15 hours (GMT + 2)
Asst. Prof. Olle Johansson, Experimental Dermatology Unit, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
1) Low-intensity (non-thermal) bioeffects and adverse health effects are demonstrated at levels significantly below existing exposure standards.
2) ICNIRP and IEEE/FCC public safety limits are inadequate and obsolete with respect to prolonged, low-intensity exposures.
3) New, biologically-based public exposure standards are urgently needed to protect public health world-wide.
4) It is not in the public interest to wait.
“In my presentation I will hint at the historic background of electricity and electromagnetic fields, how suspicions early arose that such fields and signals could have negative health effects, and how it lead to today's public discussion all over the world. I will also touch upon the functional impairment electrohypersensitivity, and which laws and regulations that guide us regarding such a disability. I will go into more depth about the scientific research results regarding adverse health effects of electromagnetic fields, and the urgent need for completely independent research projects to be be inaugurated immediately to ensure our public health. These projects must be entirely independent of all types of commercial interests; public health can not have a price-tag! It is also of paramount importance that scientists involved in such projects must be free of any carrier considerations and that the funding needed is covered to 100%, not 99% or less. This is the clear responsibility of the democratically elected body of every country”.