20th June 2018
The protest flagged below was extremely well supported and was covered by newspapers across Spain – images below from El Norte de Castilla and from Al Adelantada.
2nd June 2018
With apologies to those of you who are not interested in the electromagnetic pollution issue…. This is the last post on it for a little while; freefrom eating out, freefrom skincare products and a lovely garden to come…..
On Saturday, June 16, 2018, a human chain will be formed across the city of Segovia in Spain – at the end of a day of presentations by scientists from Spain, France, Canada, and the United States. Following this event, on June 17, there will be a day of conversation, round tables, and workshops, organised by Electro y Químico Sensibles por el Derecho a la Salud (EQSDS) (ElectrIcally and Chemically Sensitives for the Right to Health).
‘The risks to health from nonionizing electromagnetic fields are controversial.
However, the scientific evidence that indicates grave dangers continues to grow: increase in the risk of cancer, infertility, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, electrohypersensitivity…
In recent years we have seen accusations by citizens groups and by scientists, researchers and experts (independent of industry) about conflicts of interest in the committees that decide on the permitted levels to which the entire population is exposed.
According to many experts more and more research points to the necessity to upgrade the classification of radio frequency radiation (Mobile telephony, WiFi, cordless telephones…) as a carcinogen to 2A or even to 1.
This together with evidence of important nonthermal biological effects reinforces the need to apply the precautionary principle in relation to lowering the levels of exposure, with special attention to the most vulnerable groups such as children.
In contrast, the march toward 5G technology involves a radical increase of levels of electromagnetic pollution. Therefore 180 doctors and scientists from 36 countries have written a letter to the European Union demanding a moratorium on its implementation.
Meanwhile the industry tries to make its message about lack of harm prevail through large investments in the media and in ill-concealed lobbying. We think this at least merits a profound public debate.
Therefore with Saturday’s program we wish to give voice to the point of view of scientists and independent experts with the hope of stimulating a look that is critical as well as scientific that expands the tools that we have as a society to invest in a healthful technology.’
Dr. Unturbe Ceferino Maestu, Director of the Bioelectromagnetics Laboratory, Center for Biomedical Technology, Polytechnic University of Madrid
Alfonso Balmori, Biologist, Independent researcher on the effects of electromagnetic radiation on living beings. Scientific adviser and member of AVAATE
David O. Carpenter, MD, Director, Institute for Health and the Environment, collaborating institution with the World Health Organization, University at Albany, United States
Magda Havas, BSc, PhD, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Natural Resources, Trent University, Canada
Annie Sasco, MD, MPH, SM, DrPH, Former Director of the Epidemiology Unit for the Prevention of Cancer, International Agency for research on Cancer (IARC) and former Director of Research at INSERM (National Institute of Health and Medical Research, France), University of Bordeaux, France.
Details (and translation of the flier) courtesy of Arthur Firstenberg, of the Cell Phone Task Force.