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How to Read this Report

November 16, 2012

The Report still has the old chapters from BioInitiative 2007. You can find the new chapters by looking through the Table of Contents. The 2012 sections are added in a variety of ways, depending on the author and how they wanted to handle new material. This information may help you to find what you are looking for: The 2012 new material is integrated under the old 2007 chapter headings (note the section numbers have changed because we have new and more chapters). Go to the Table of Contents, and click [...]

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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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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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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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Table of Contents

(This red icon   indicates a link to a PDF file.)  Preface 2007  Preface 2012  Table of Contents 2007 Table of Contents 2012 2007 Report: Summary for the Public (Table 1-1 Conclusions)– Ms. Sage 2014 Supplement: Summary for the Public – Ms. Sage Table 1-1 – Conclusions 2014 Table 1-2 Reported Biological Effects from Radiofrequency Radiation at Low-Intensity Exposure 2012 Ms. Sage Statement of the Problem – Ms. Sage [...]

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

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 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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CEO Wireless Letter

September 22, 2014

September 22, 2014 On behalf of the BioInitative Working Group, we are writing to express our concern about the views expressed by CEOs from Google, Dell, Apple, Adobe, eBay, Facebook, the George Lucas Educational Foundation and others to the FCC supporting wireless technologies in schools. Your letter to the FCC dated July 7, 2014 titled Education Superhighway, states: “Today, we are writing to you to urge swift bi-partisan action at your July 11, 2014 meeting to adopt the E-Rate modernization proposal set forth by Chairman Wheeler.” “By responsibly investing $2 [...]

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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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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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