(NaturalHealth365) The European Union (EU) recently drafted a groundbreaking document which would have represented a giant leap forward in protecting citizens from electromagnetic field exposures (EMFs) – especially the growing threat of wireless technology.
At the eleventh hour modifications, proposed by Richard Adams OBE, caused the UK Radiation Research Trust (RRT) to demand that Mr. Adams be made personally accountable for betraying the publics trust by ignoring evidence on the hazards of EMFs from such devices as mobile phones, DECT cordless phones, cordless baby monitors, phone masts, WiFi and smart meters.
The RRT has issued a letter of notice stating that these uncontrolled EMF exposures are a violation of human rights and calling for Mr. Adams’s membership of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) to be terminated due to his serious gross breach of duty and faith.
Conflict of interest reminiscent of FCC Thomas Wheeler appointment
The principal objection of the RRT is related to Mr. Adams failure to disclose his conflicts of interests. He’s accused of having ties with one of Europe’s leading electricity and gas companies. He’s also a trustee for the Charity Sustainability First.
Both of these entities have a vested interest in smart grid and smart meters that rely on wireless radiofrequency (RF) technology.
This conflict of interest is reminiscent of the controversy that surrounded the appointment of Thomas Wheeler as head of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). In the United States, the FCC is responsible for setting the standards on wireless safety. Mr Wheeler, a former head of the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association(CTIA) is known to have close ties with the wireless industry and is accused of burying the science on wireless health impacts.
EMF exposures lead to wide ranging adverse health effects
The documented adverse biological effects of EMFs include:
- Cancer initiating and promoting effects
- Impaired brain function
- Loss of memory and cognitive function
- Immune dysfunction
- EMF experts call for action
The current proliferation of wireless frequencies is out of control
The RRT letter of notice highlights the numerous EMF experts who are calling for precautionary action to be taken. The BioInitiative Working Group have now examined over 5,000 peer-reviewed scientific papers on EMFs. They have established that adverse biological effects occur with very low exposure levels (non-thermal levels) to EMFs.
In May 2011 the World Health Organization voted to categorize RF radiation as a Group 2B “possible human carcinogen.” And, a growing number of experts including Professor Dariusz Leszczynski of the University of Helsinki are calling for this classification to be upgraded to ‘probable human carcinogen.’
Professor Yuri Grigoriev, Honorary Chairman of the Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation has said the current proliferation of wireless frequencies is “out of control”.
EMF legal cases being won around the world
A number of important legal cases around the world have been won in relation to EMF exposures. In 2011, the Spanish Labour Court in Madrid declared that EMF hypersensitivity can cause permanent disability.
In 2012, the Italian Supreme Court ruled that compensation be paid to a worker who developed a tumor through mobile phone use on the job. And, in 2013, an Australian tribunal found that an employee suffered a workplace injury through EMF exposures to office equipment and ordered that compensation be paid.
The EMF clock is ticking.
The RRT urges policy makers to face up to their responsibility now. These exposures are constant and can have cumulative effects. Current laws and safety limits do little to protect us. The time has arrived for you to deal with this issue as a matter of urgency, to protect your own health and the health of your family.
About the author: Lloyd Burrell is the founder of ElectricSense.com. His website offers solutions to the growing number of people whose health is being compromised by exposure to wireless and similar technologies. Download his free EMF Health Report today!