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Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Latest News, Science | 0 comments

EMF scientists appeal to United Nations for better safety standards for non-ionising radiation

An international group of scientists who have expertise in electromagnetic radiation (EMR) and electromagnetic fields (EMF) have appealed to the United Nations for protection from exposure to non-ionising electromagnetic field exposures.

Their appeal discusses why current safety standards in most countries [this includes NZ – Ed] are inadequate because “numerous recent scientific publications have shown that EMF affects living organisms at levels well below most international and national guidelines.”

The scientists have requested that:

  1. children and pregnant women be protected;
  2. guidelines and regulatory standards be strengthened;
  3. manufacturers be encouraged to develop safer technology;
  4. utilities responsible for the generation, transmission, distribution, and monitoring of electricity maintain adequate power quality and ensure proper electrical wiring to minimize harmful ground current;
  5. the public be fully informed about the potential health risks from electromagnetic energy and taught harm reduction strategies;
  6. medical professionals be educated about the biological effects of electromagnetic energy and be provided training on treatment of patients with electromagnetic sensitivity;
  7. governments fund training and research on electromagnetic fields and health that is independent of industry and mandate industry cooperation with researchers;
  8. media disclose experts’ financial relationships with industry when citing their opinions regarding health and safety aspects of EMF-emitting technologies; and
  9. white-zones (radiation-free areas) be established.

The full text of the scientists’ appeal is at this link:

http://www.emfscientist.org/index.php/emf-scientist-appeal

 

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