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Lennart Hardell letter to WHO urging revision of flaws in RF monograph
Sweden Created: 7 Aug 2015
We have previously commented on the many scientific mistakes in the WHO draft Monograph on radiofrequency fields and health effects - Since there has not been any reaction we have sent the following letter asking for revision. A similar letter was send to IARC asking for new cancer risk evaluation.

World Health Organization. 4 August, 2015

Dr Margaret Chan, Director General
World Health Organization
Avenue Appia 20, 1211 Geneva 27
Geneva, Switzerland

Emelie van Deventer, Team Leader
Radiation Programme Department of Public Health,
Environmental and Social Determinants of Health,
World Health Organization
Geneva, Switzerland

Dear Ms. Margaret Chan
Dear Ms. Emelie van Deventer

Further Comments on the WHO draft: Radio Frequency fields: Environmental Health Criteria Monograph

On 15 December, 2014 we submitted comments on the WHO draft on radio frequency fields and health. Since we have not got a satisfactory reply from WHO, not seen a revision of the draft, and adding to that more published studies that reinforce the increased risk for certain brain tumours associated with use of wireless phones we want to submit the following, additional comments.

The brain is the primary target organ for exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) during the use of the handheld wireless phone. This has given concern of an increased risk for brain tumours. The carcinogenic effect of RF-EMF on humans was evaluated at a meeting during 24 – 31 May 2011 at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) at WHO in Lyon, France. One of us (LH) was part of the expert group. The Working Group categorised RF-EMF from mobile phones, and from other devices that emit similar non-ionising electromagnetic fields in the frequency range 30 kHz–300 GHz, as a Group 2B, i.e. a possible, human carcinogen ( http://monographs.iarc.fr/ENG/Monographs/vol102/mono102.pdf ).

Since then more studies have been published that strengthen the association between use of wireless phones (mobile and cordless phones) and increased risk for brain tumours. We have performed long-term research in this area and in the following we give a short up-dated summary of our findings based on research since the 1990’s. In our publications relevant information can be found also on other studies, as well as discussions of the current scientific evidence.

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Source: Lennart Hardell, 07 Aug 2015

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