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BioInitiative Working Group Issues a “No Confidence” Letter to the WHO EMF Program Manager

December 19, 2016

The BioInitiative Working Group has advised the World Health Organization's Dr. Emilie van Deventer that the membership composition of the RF Environmental Health Criteria Core Group is unacceptable. WHO is urged to make changes to the WHO RF EHC Core Group membership to more fairly reflect membership and expertise of the 2011 IARC RF Working Group. At present the WHO RF EHC Core Group is indistinguishable from ICNIRP (1, 2) undermining credibility of the process and ensuring doubt about conclusions. Even if schedule delays occur as a result... READ MORE [...]

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Comment Letter: Rebutting the validity of findings of SCENIHR’s Final Opinion on Potential Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF)

February 28, 2016

BioInitiative Working Group's members Cindy Sage, MA, Lennart Hardell, MD, PhD and David O. Carpenter, MD have published a Comment Letter in the journal Bioelectromagnetics rebutting the validity of findings of SCENIHR's Final Opinion on Potential Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF). Sage C, Hardell L, Carpenter DO. Comment on SCENIHR: Opinion on Potential Health Effects of Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields, Bioelectromagnetics 36:480-484 (2015). The transmittal of this publication to John Ryan, Acting Director, Public Health Directorate, Directorate General for Health and Food Safety, European Commission is posted below.   The transmittal letter [...]

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BioInitiative Working Group Comments on 2014 SCENIHR Preliminary Opinion on Potential Health Effects of EMF

April 12, 2014

16 April 2014 Mr. Stefan Schreck Mr. Ladislav Miko Mr. Robert Vanhoorde Mr. Michael Walsh SANCO.DDG2.03 Via email: SANCO-C2- + DOWNLOAD PDF Re: Preliminary Opinion on Potential Health Effects of Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) Gentlemen, The BioInitiative Working Group has reviewed the Preliminary Opinion on Potential Health Effects of Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) dated November 29, 2013. We submit the following comments and suggested revisions. Thank you for providing this opportunity for comment. We hope these suggested revisions will be incorporated in the Final Opinion. OVERALL COMMENTS [...]

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SANCO-C2-SCENIHR Response to the BioInitiative Working Group allowing expanded comments to the Preliminary Opinion on EMF

March 13, 2014

Subject: Reply to your letter on the preliminary Opinion on Potential Health Effects of Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (EME) I am replying to your letter of 7 March 2014 addressed to Mr. Ladislav Miko and Mr. Robert Vanhoorde, as it is my Unit which provides the secretariat to the Scientific Committees, I would like to thank you and the Bioinitiative Working Group for participating in the ongoing public consultation on  electromagnetic fields and potential health effects thus showing interest for the work carried out by the European Union in this [...]

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Preliminary Opinion on Potential Health Effects of Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (EMF)

March 7, 2014

The BioInitiative Working Group is in the process of reviewing the Preliminary Opinion on Potential Health Effects of Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (EMF). The public consultation period requires submittals by April 16, 2014. As we read it, the instructions from SCENIHR designate a format that limits comment to 2500 characters (or by our estimate, about 500 words ). No email or postal mail comments may be submitted separately. This letter requests SCENIHR to allow more detailed comments on the 211 page draft report. We respectfully request that our full comment [...]

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Research Summaries

June 24, 2022

Henry Lai’s Research Summaries Research Summaries have been updated in 2022 for genetic, neurological and free radical (oxidative damage) studies. They are subdivided to show ELF-EMF/static field from RFR studies. New graphics for each of the 2022 updates detail the number of studies showing ‘effect vs no effect’. A clear majority of studies report biological effects as opposed to ’no effect’. Electrohypersensitivity studies and comet assay studies were not updated in 2022. RFR Research Summary (1990-2017) Genetic Effects of Non-Ionizing EMF Abstracts (2022) Genetics Effects Studies Percent Comparison Graphic 2022 [...]

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Updated Research Summaries

June 15, 2022

2022 Updated Research Summaries (May 2022) These are invaluable sets of abstracts and tables covering the RFR and ELF-EMF/Static Field studies of the genetic and neurological literature, on studies of free radicals (oxidative damage), on comet assay studies, and on electrohypersensitivitity. Three graphics show summaries of Effect vs No Effect by percent comparison. The trend continues that the great majority of studies report biological effects of low-intensity exposures to both ELF-EMF/Static Field and RFR. Please see Research Summaries in the menu to download new files for 2022. The RFR Research [...]

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January 26, 2019

THE BIOINITIATIVE REPORT 2012 A Rationale for Biologically-based Public Exposure Standards for Electromagnetic Fields (ELF and RF) Read the Report WHO WE ARE The BioInitiative 2012 Report has been prepared by 29 authors from ten countries, ten holding medical degrees (MDs), 21 PhDs, and three MsC, MA or MPHs. Among the authors are three former presidents of the Bioelectromagnetics Society, and five full members of BEMS. Read More CONCLUSIONS Bioeffects are clearly established to occur with [...]

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Martin Blank (1933-2018)

July 2, 2018

It is with great appreciation for Martin Blank that the BioInitiative Working Group acknowledges his many contributions, and sadness we feel in losing a cherished friend and humanitarian. Martin was the kind of scientist and colleague who understood that science needs a human voice. In his professional life, he gave endlessly to promote public communication on complex health issues. He understood that waiting for academic certainty on scientific issues would penalize families who should be preventing EMF exposures in their children’s critical developmental phases of life. He didn’t shy away [...]

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Electromagnetic Fields, Pulsed Radiofrequency Radiation, and Epigenetics: How Wireless Technologies May Affect Childhood Development

May 15, 2017

Announcing a Special Section of Child Development from © The Society for Research in Child Development, Inc. Contemporary Mobile Technology and Child and Adolescent Development, edited by Zheng Yan and Lennart Hardell, May 15, 2017 Article by Cindy Sage and Ernesto Burgio Abstract Mobile phones and other wireless devices that produce electromagnetic fields (EMF) and pulsed radiofrequency radiation (RFR) are widely documented to cause potentially harmful health impacts that can be detrimental to young people. New epigenetic studies are profiled in this review to account for some neurodevelopmental and neurobehavioral [...]

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