There are important research documents which you should consider:
THE INTERNATIONAL EMF SCIENTIST APPEAL TO THE UNITED NATIONS (2015)
The International EMF Scientist Appeal serves as a credible and influential voice in relation to protection from EMF (electromagnetic field) (the Appeal).
Scientists who work and research in this field have jointly appealed to the United Nations (UN) urgently calling upon the UN and its sub-organizations, the World Health Organisation and United Nations Environment Programe, and all United Nation Member States, for greater health protection on EMF exposure. The Appeal was launched due to the inaction of some governments; the signatories have collectively published over 2000 papers in peer-reviewed journals on the biological effects or health effects of EMF. They note the weight-of-evidence strongly supports greater precaution. Scientific research has shown that EMF effects living organisms at levels well below most international and national guidelines.
The Appeal points out the various agencies setting safety standards have failed to impose sufficient guidelines to protect the general public, particularly children who are more vulnerable to the effects of EMF. Collectively they have a number of requests including; children and pregnant women be protected; and the public be fully informed about the potential health risks from electromagnetic energy and taught harm reduction strategies. In August 2018, 244 scientists from 41 nations had signed the Appeal.
International EMF Scientist (2015). “International Appeal Scientists call for Protection from Non-ionizing Electromagnetic Field Exposure.” https://emfscientist.org/
REVIEW OF WIFI SPECIFIC STUDIES (PALL 2018)
While much of the research focuses on mobile phones, a review of research specific to Wifi was conducted by Pall in 2018. Findings include
Repeated Wi-Fi studies show that Wi-Fi causes oxidative stress, sperm/testicular damage, lowered male fertility, neuropsychiatric effects including EEG changes, apoptosis (cell death) with a role in neurodegenerative disease. Cellular DNA damage (a process which may lead to germ line mutations and development of cancer), endocrine changes, and calcium overload.
Due to the EMF impacts on stem cells, young children may be particularly susceptible to a disruption of their brain development, something that may be relevant to autism causation.
Exposures over a period of 1–2 months produce relatively modest changes in the neurons and structure of the brain and when exposures ceased, most of the structural changes disappeared – the changes were largely reversible. However extended months of exposure produced more severe impacts on brain and neuronal structure and these were irreversible. The introduction of Wi-Fi into schools may well be a high level threat to the health of our children as well being a threat to teachers and any fetuses teachers may be carrying.
Pall.M.L (2018). Wi-Fi is an important threat to human Health. Environ Res. 164:405-416. DOI: 10.1016. Retrieved December 2018. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0013935118300355?via%3Dihub
NATIONAL TOXICOLOGY PROGRAM RECOMMENDED A RECLASSIFICATION TO ‘CLEAR EVIDENCE OF CARCINOGENIC ACTIVITY’ 2018
The US government National Toxicology Program (NTP) provides the scientific basis for programs, activities, and policies that promote health or lead to the prevention of disease.
NTP conducted a 10-year and $25 million study of research into cell phones or mobile telephones. In conclusion a panel of external scientific experts recommended a reclassification of RF EMFs. Currently WHO IARC classify RF EMFs ‘possibly carcinogenic’. This independent panel found ‘clear evidence of carcinogenic activity’ caused by RF EMFs and recommended this reclassification to reflect the seriousness of their findings. They found clear evidence of malignant schwannoma in the heart in male rats. Along with ‘some evidence of carcinogenic activity’ for a certain type of brain tumor, namely malignant glioma, and a tumour in the adrenal gland, called pheochromocytoma.
National Toxicology Program (2018). Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation. Retrieved 1st December 2018. https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/results/areas/cellphones/index.html
WHAT OTHER COUNTRIES ARE DOING? (MARY REDMAYNE 2015)
Many countries are taking a ‘precautionary approach’ and have set a” precautionary’’ standard. That is a low but technically manageable level that excludes a wide range of exposures demonstrated as being biologically active. As the exposure circumstances under which biological effects begin to occur are still being investigated, this approach is usually based on a fixed percentage of the ICNIRP guidelines. Typically, this is 1% of the reference level. The countries include Greece, Hong Kong, Slovenia, Italy, Luxembourg, Lithuania, Bulgaria, Belgium, Israel, India, Peru, Switzerland, and regions including Plenum and Catalonia in Spain; Brussels, Wallonia and Flanders in Belgium; various regions in Brazil; and the city state of Monaco and the Principality of Liechtenstein, cities include Paris and Salzburg. The Toronto Health Board has also established this lower reference level.
In addition to lowering the exposure standard, other precautions have been taken, such as removing WIFI from schools; some countries have restricted WIFI usage if wired connections are not yet possible. In Israel, WIFI in schools is limited to 3 hours per week, and the Wireless Access Point must be turned off when not in use. Other actions include providing an education program on how to navigate a world of unavoidable, invisible radiation not detected by our senses. Some countries ban children using mobile phones except in emergencies and have banned mobile phone advertising.
France and Israel have passed legislation to remove WIFI and restrict exposure in schools, formally adopting the precautionary approach as a legal standard.
Redmayne, M. (2015). “International policy and advisory response regarding children’s exposure to radio frequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF).” Electromagn Biol Med: 1-9. http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/download/Redmayne_2015_Policy_paper_WITH_HIGHLIGHTS_EBM.pdf
Redmayne, M. (2015). Wireless devices: Risk, regulation, compliance and liability. Children’s and workers exposure to radiofrequencies: International approaches to policy and advice. UNSW, Faculty for Law. Wireless devices: Risk, Regulation, Compliance and Liability.
A COLLATION OF 4000 PEER REVIEWED SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS SHOWING NON-THERMAL EFFECTS (CHANGES IN THE BODY) OF RF-EMR THE BIO-INITIATIVE REPORT 2012 (UPDATED IN 2017)
The Bio-Initiative Report was released in 2008, and updated in 2012 and 2017. This international panel of experts provide the scientific evidence for the rationale towards biologically based exposure limits for electromagnetic radiation. The published scientific study references and abstracts that were updated in 2017, replacing the 2014 files.
Bio initiative Report. (2012). “Conclusions: Defining a new ‘Effect Level’ for RFR” http://www.bioinitiative.org/conclusions/
RADIOFREQUENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS CLASSIFIED AS POSSIBLY CARCINOGENIC TO HUMANS IN MAY 2011 BY THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION (WHO) INTERNATIONAL AGENCY FOR RESEARCH ON CANCER (IARC) 2011:
World Health Organisation International Agency for Research for Cancer (2011). “IARC Monographs on the evaluation of carcinogenic risks to humans, vol 102. Non-ionising radiation, part 11: radiofrequency electromagnetic fields.”. from http://www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2011/pdfs/pr208_E.pdf.
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