On May 11, 2015, 190 scientists from 39 nations submitted an appeal to the United Nations, UN member states and the World Health Organization (WHO) asking they instate more protective exposure guidelines for electromagnetic fields (EMF) and wireless technology in the face of increasing evidence of risk to humans and wildlife. These scientists have collectively published over 2,000 peer-reviewed papers on the biological or health effects of non-ionizing radiation, part of the EMF spectrum that includes Extremely Low Frequency fields (ELF) used for electricity, or Radio Frequency radiation (RFR) used for wireless communications. Dr. Martin L. Pall, Dr. William J. Rea, Camilla Rees, David Stetzer, and Dr. Magda Havas were among those who signed the appeal.
The “International EMF Scientist Appeal” implores the United Nations, the WHO, and the UN Member States to address the emerging public health crisis related to cell phones, wireless devices, wireless utility meters and wireless infrastructure in neighborhoods and urges that the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) reassess current exposure standards and offer alternative practices that could substantially lower human exposures to non-ionizing radiation.
Martin Blank, PhD, of Columbia University, says, “International exposure guidelines for electromagnetic fields must be strengthened to reflect the reality of their impact on our bodies, especially on our DNA. The time to deal with the harmful biological and health effects is long overdue. We must reduce exposure by establishing more protective guidelines.”