Stacked Decks:Telcom Industry Insiders to Prevail at Brussels ‘EMF and Health’ Meeting November 16-17
According to a recent Swiss Report received by ElectromagneticHealth.org (attached), the upcoming 2011 International Conference on EMF and Health meeting in Brussels, Belgium Nov 16-17 will be heavily comprised of telecom industry associated parties. See attached list of speakers and their industry associations and conflicts of interest.
The communique pointed out that none of the distinguished scientists who have expressed concern over the large and growing body of research showing deleterious effects from electromagnetic fields have been included in this meeting, including scientists on whom the European Parliament and Council of Europe relied in making their pronouncements urging caution about the health risks of electromagnetic fields in 2008 and 2011 (see links to those resolutions below).
Instead, the conference Nov 16-17 is made up of what some have called the “Rogues Gallery” of individuals associated with ICNIRP, FSM, MTHR UK, IT’IS, all groups they say that are known to be industry linked and biased toward industry’s interests.
Quotations from many of these ‘experts’ suggesting possible bias are included in the attached report. Download Here.
The question raised by this review of telcom industry associations and conflicts is a valid one – Why are none of the leading EMF scientists in the world whose work has shown harmful effects from electromagnetic fields included at this meeting?
Resolutions of Note:
European Parliament resolution of 4 September 2008 on the mid-term review of the European Environment and Health Action Plan 2004-2010 (2007/2252(INI)): 22. Notes that the limits on exposure to electromagnetic fields which have been set for the general public are obsolete, since they have not been adjusted in the wake of Council Recommendation 1999/519/EC of 12 July 1999 on the limitation of exposure of the general public to electromagnetic fields (0Hz to 30 GHz)(9) , obviously take no account of developments in information and communication technologies, of the recommendations issued by the European Environment Agency …
Council of Europe, Resolution 1815 27/05/2011
21. The representative of the European Environment Agency in Copenhagen, an official advisory body to the European Union, stressed the importance of the precautionary principle written into the European treaties and accordingly pointed to the need for effective preventive measures to protect human health and avoid painful health issues or scandals of the kind already experienced over asbestos, tobacco smoking, lead and PCBs (polychlorobiphenyls), to name but a few. He presented a convincing analysis of the scientific assessment methods currently used and the different levels of evidence to conclude, on the basis of the “Bioinitiative” (*) scientific report and other more recent studies by the Ramazzini Institute (*) in Bologna, that the indices or levels of proof were sufficient at this stage to prompt action by governments and international bodies…
Electrosmog Protest in Brussels – Nov 16, 2011 – 16h until 18h30.
Wetstraat 170 (Rue de la Loi 170), 1000 Brussels, Belgium
(Next to Charlemagne Building where EU conference on EMF
and Health is to be held)
All are welcome. For more information: