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1 05, 2019

Updated Research Summaries

2019-08-19T09:29:31-08:00May 1st, 2019|

Many new scientific studies have been published since the 2017 update. As a result, several of the Research Summaries by Dr. Lai are updated in 2019. They are the abstract collections for neurological effects of ELF-EMF and RFR; and for free radical (oxidative damage) effects from ELF-EMF, static fields and RFR. Corresponding graphics on “Effect vs No Effect” are also brought current for these new 2019 abstract collections. 2019 Updated Research Summaries (May, 2019) These new and updated Research Summaries include downloadable files on Free Radicals (oxidative damage) from ELF-EMF, [...]

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2 07, 2018

Martin Blank (1933-2018)

2019-05-10T20:42:12-08:00July 2nd, 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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17 11, 2017

BioInitiative Report: Medical concerns intensify over deadly brain tumors from cell phone use/Orebro University Hospital, Sweden

2019-05-10T20:42:12-08:00November 17th, 2017|

There is a consistent pattern of increased risk for glioma (a malignant brain tumor) and acoustic neuroma with use of mobile and cordless phones” says Lennart Hardell, MD, PhD, Orebro University, Sweden, according to publications through mid-2017. “Epidemiological evidence shows that radiofrequency should be classified as a Group 1 (Known) Human Carcinogen…… […]

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15 05, 2017

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

2019-05-10T20:42:12-08:00May 15th, 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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15 05, 2017

Effects of Mobile Phones on Children’s and Adolescents’ Health: A Commentary

2019-05-10T20:42:12-08:00May 15th, 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 Lennart Hardell Orebro University Abstract The use of digital technology has grown rapidly during the last couple of decades. During use, mobile phones and cordless phones emit radiofrequency (RF) radiation. No previous generation has been exposed during childhood and adolescence to this kind of radiation. The brain is the main target organ for [...]

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1 02, 2017

Comment to the FCC on Docket 16-421 on Streamlining for Small Cell (Antenna) Rollout By Relaxing the Rules for Siting

2019-05-10T20:42:12-08:00February 1st, 2017|

The FCC is proposing to 'streamline' the permitting process for small wireless facilities, without completing its investigation of RF health effects of low-intensity radio frequency radiation.  This fact alone argues against the FCC speeding and easing the approval of millions of new 'small cell' wireless antenna sites under Docket 16-421.  It also argues against permitting thousands of new satellite RF sources (Boeing Docket No. 16-1244, SAT-LOA-20160622-00058).   Health consequences have not been identified nor been factored into public safety limits. This is particularly true for the new 5G wireless technologies using millimeter wave frequencies [...]

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24 01, 2017

BioInitiative Working Group Suggests New Members to Replace the Existing WHO RF EHC Core Group and Advisors Committee

2019-05-10T20:42:12-08:00January 24th, 2017|

A list of highly qualified replacement members for the WHO Core Group and Advisors was transmitted to Dr. Emilie van Deventer, WHO EMF Program Director in a letter dated January 24, 2017…. […]

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19 12, 2016

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

2019-05-10T20:42:12-08:00December 19th, 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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31 05, 2016

Cell Phone Radiation Study Confirms Cancer Risk

2019-05-10T20:42:12-08:00May 31st, 2016|

Cell Phone Radiation Study Confirms Cancer Risk Orebro University, Sweden May 31, 2016 The National Toxicology Program under the National Institutes of Health has completed the largest-ever animal study on cell phone radiation and cancer.  The results confirm that cell phone radiation exposure levels within the currently allowable safety limits are the "likely cause" of brain and heart cancers in these animals, according to Dr. John Bucher, Associate Director of the NTP.  One in twelve (12) male rats developed either malignant cancer (brain and rare heart tumors) or pre-cancerous lesions [...]

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28 02, 2016

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

2019-05-10T20:42:12-08:00February 28th, 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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