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:
- children and pregnant women be protected;
- guidelines and regulatory standards be strengthened;
- manufacturers be encouraged to develop safer technology;
- 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;
- the public be fully informed about the potential health risks from electromagnetic energy and taught harm reduction strategies;
- medical professionals be educated about the biological effects of electromagnetic energy and be provided training on treatment of patients with electromagnetic sensitivity;
- governments fund training and research on electromagnetic fields and health that is independent of industry and mandate industry cooperation with researchers;
- media disclose experts’ financial relationships with industry when citing their opinions regarding health and safety aspects of EMF-emitting technologies; and
- white-zones (radiation-free areas) be established.
The full text of the scientists’ appeal is at this link:
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