DR. WEEKS COMMENT: Are you using WIFI or other wireless technology to read this email? Is that a DECT phone on your desk (or worse: beside your bed?)
Are you exposed to “secondhand wireless”? (see Do you mind if I WIFI?“)
A new paper published in the prestigeous health journal Pathophysiology discusses the strong evidence of serious health effects at levels far below the current safety standards and recommends new lower interim safety standards. Read it and electriclear your space!
Volume 16, Issues 2-3, August 2009, Pages 233-246
Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) Special Issue
Public health implications of wireless technologies
By Cindy Sage and David O. Carpenterb
Sage Associates, 1396 Danielson Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93108, USA
Institute for Health and the Environment, University at Albany, Rensselaer, NY, USA
Received 18 January 2008;
accepted 30 January 2009.
Available online 14 March 2009.
Global exposures to emerging wireless technologies from applications including mobile phones, cordless phones, DECT phones, WI-FI, WLAN, WiMAX, wireless internet, baby monitors, and others may present serious public health consequences. Evidence supporting a public health risk is documented in the BioInitiative Report. New, biologically based public exposure standards for chronic exposure to low-intensity exposures are warranted. Existing safety standards are obsolete because they are based solely on thermal effects from acute exposures. ‘
The rapidly expanding development of new wireless technologies and the long latency for the development of such serious diseases as brain cancers means that failure to take immediate action to reduce risks may result in an epidemic of potentially fatal diseases in the future.
Regardless of whether or not the associations are causal, the strengths of the associations are sufficiently strong that in the opinion of the authors, taking action to reduce exposures is imperative, especially for the fetus and children.
Such action is fully compatible with the precautionary principle, as enunciated by the Rio Declaration, the European Constitution Principle on Health (Section 3.1) and the European Union Treaties Article 174.