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

January 24, 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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Submission of Comments on Final SCENIHR Opinion from the BioInitiative Working Group

May 7, 2015

The BioInitiative Working Group submitted extensive comments to SCENHIR in spring of 2014 on their Draft Opinion on Potential Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) and provided detailed reasoning and evidence supporting the need for corrections in the Final Report. + BIWG SCENIHR Rebuttal to Opinion (DOWNLOAD PDF) In January of 2015, SCENIHR (Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks) issued a Final Opinion titled Potential health effects of exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF), 27 January 2015. It ignores or dismisses the majority of comments provided. No substantive [...]

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BioInitiative Working Group Announces “What’s New” link

April 4, 2014

The BioInitiative Working Group is pleased to announce a new feature on this website called ‘What’s New’.   From time to time, we will post new information that is of interest to our readers.  This may include updated technical chapters, BioInitiative Working Group expert comments on scientific reviews, perspective pieces and individual commentaries, letters and press releases from the BioInitiative Working Group and important new developments on electromagnetic radiation issues. In March and April, 2014, we updated four sections of the BioInitiative 2012 Report. Section 1: Summary for the Public is [...]

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Lennart Hardell, MD, PhD – SCENIHR 2013 comments

March 24, 2014

READ PDF REPLY: Lennart Hardell, MD, PhD-SCENIHR 2013 comments European Commission Health & Consumers Directorate C: Public Health Unit C2 – Health Information/ Secretariat of the Scientific Committee Office: HTC 03/073 L-2920 Luxembourg SANCO-­‐C2-­‐ Comments on the RF fields epidemiology section pages 57-68 in SCENIHR approved at the 4th plenary of 12 December 2013 We have read the SCENIHR 2013 Preliminary opinion on Potential health effects of exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF), especially relating to epidemiological studies on neoplastic diseases. It is concluded at page 4 in the abstract that [...]

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Site Map

January 23, 2013

Home: A rationale for biologically-based exposure standards for low intensity electromagnetic radiation Editor's Notes Why We Care Do we know enough to take action? How to read this report The BioInitiative Report 2012 Table of Contents Preface Conclusions Henry Lai Research Summaries RF Color Charts Bibliography for RF Color Charts Participants Media Press Releases Press Resources Accolades Contact          

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Research Summaries

November 26, 2012

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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November 15, 2012

Reference List Reported Biological Effects from Radiofrequency Radiation (RFR) at Low-Intensity Exposure Levels (Cell Tower, WI-FI, Wireless Laptop, Wireless Utility Meters 'smart meters') Prepared November 22, 2012 by: Cindy Sage. MA, Sage Associates DOWNLOAD REFERENCE LIST (PDF) Acherman P et al, 2000.  Exposure to pulsed high-frequency electromagnetic field during waking affects human sleep EEG.  NeuroReport 11(15):3321-3325. Adey, WR et al, 1999.  Incidence of spontaneous and nitrosourea-induced primary tumors of the central nervous system in Fischer 344 rats chronically exposed to modulated microwaves.   Radiation Research 152: 293-302. Agarwal A, Deepinder F, [...]

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Why We Care?

The stakes are very high.  Human beings are bioelectrical systems. Our hearts and brains are regulated by internal bioelectrical signals. Environmental exposures to artificial EMFs can interact with fundamental biological processes in the human body. In some cases, this may cause discomfort, or sleep disruption, or loss of wellbeing (impaired mental functioning and impaired metabolism) or sometimes, maybe it is a dread disease like cancer or Alzheimer’s disease. It may be interfering with ones’ ability to become pregnant, or carry a child to full term, or result in brain development [...]

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Press Resources

November 8, 2012

DOWNLOAD PRESS RESOURCES (PDF) PUBLICATION DATE:  December 31, 2012 WHERE: The BioInitiative 2012 Report will be published at  Free download. WHAT IS IT:   A report by 29 independent scientists and health experts from around the world* about possible risks from wireless technologies and electromagnetic fields.  It updates the BioInitiative 2007 Report. WHAT IT COVERS:  The science, public health, public policy and global response to the growing health issue of chronic exposure to electromagnetic fields and radiofrequency radiation in the daily life of billions of people around the world.  Covers [...]

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Press Releases

BioInitiative 2012 Report Issues New Warnings on Wireless and EMF BioInitiative 2012 Report Issues New Warnings on Wireless and EMF University at Albany, Rensselaer, New York / Embargoed until January 7, 2013  A new report by the BioInitiative Working Group 2012 says that evidence for risks to health has substantially increased since 2007 from electromagnetic fields and wireless technologies (radiofrequency radiation). The Report reviews over 1800 new scientific studies.   Cell phone users, parents-to-be, young children and pregnant women are at particular risk. There is a consistent pattern of increased risk [...]

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