Scientists Urge the World Health Organization to Take Action Against EMF
Filed under: EMF Energy
You love your cell phone, but could it cause long-term health problems? Do you trust your government to protect you from that risk, by sponsoring more studies on electromagnetic energy and enforcing the appropriate restrictions? Just this week, a team of more than 190 scientists representing 38 countries released an open letter to the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations, and national governments, imploring leaders to develop tighter regulations on devices such as cell phones that create electromagnetic fields (EMF).
Just as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) protects us from dangerous medications or harmful additives in our food supply, concerned scientists expect government organizations to catch up in the technology field. In the letter, published on May 11, the scientists claim:
“Based on peer-reviewed, published research, we have serious concerns regarding the ubiquitous and increasing exposure to EMF generated by electric and wireless devices,” reads the letter, whose signatories have collectively published more than 2,000 peer-reviewed papers on the subject. “The various agencies setting safety standards have failed to impose sufficient guidelines to protect the general public, particularly children who are more vulnerable to the effects of EMF.”
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) denies any link between EMFs from handheld devices and disease. Yet, other leading health organizations, including the WHO, the California Medical Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics, have all expressed concern over public exposure to EMFs. The WHO even classifies EMFs from wifi routers and cell phones as a possible carcinogen (cancer-causing agent). The scientists who signed the letter pulled evidence from more than 2,000 peer-reviewed studies to back up their claim.
Until government agencies catch up and adopt more protective guidelines, it is up to the individual to reduce their own risk of exposure to EMFs. Take measures now, to reduce your exposure to EMFs and to mitigate the harm they may cause to your family’s health.