World Health Organization (WHO) Report
In May 2011, WHO / International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B), based on an increased risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer associated with wireless phone use.
Bioinitiative Report 2012
A new report by the BioInitiative Working Group 2012 says that evidence for risks to health has substantially increased since 2007 from electromagnetic fields (EMF) and wireless technologies (radio frequency – RF- radiation). The report reviews over 1,800 new scientific studies. Cell phone users, parents-to-be, young children and pregnant women are at particular risk.
This fifth BioInitiative 2012 Report was prepared by 29 independent scientists from 10 countries, holding medical degrees, PhDs, and MsC, MA or MPHs. The authors concluded: “There is now much more evidence of risks to health affecting billions of people worldwide.” The status quo is not acceptable in light of the evidence for harm.”
According to the report, everyone is exposed to two types of EMFs: (1) extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields (ELF) from, for example, electrical and electronic appliances and power lines and (2) radio frequency radiation (RF) from wireless devices such as cell phones and cordless phones, cellular antennas and towers, and broadcast transmission towers. Other sources of exposure include, electrical wiring, wireless handheld devices, cell towers, “smart meters”, Wi-Fi, wireless laptops, wireless routers, baby monitors and other electronic devices.
Health topics include damage to DNA and genes, effects on memory, learning, behaviour, attention, sleep disruption, cancer and neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s disease. There appear to be risks for each of this from continued exposure.
On May 11, 2015, 190 scientists from 39 countries submitted an “International EMF Scientist Appeal” to His Excellency Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations. These scientists have collectively published over 2,000 peer-reviewed papers on the biological and health effects of radiations. “We are scientists and engineers, and I am here to tell you – we have created something that is harming us, and it is getting out of control! Putting it bluntly, they are damaging the living cells in our bodies and killing many of us prematurely” says Dr. Martin Blank, heading the committee of Scientists and from the Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics at Columbia University, USA.