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7 05, 2015

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

2019-05-10T20:42:12-08:00May 7th, 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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16 12, 2014

The SageKids Corner

2019-05-10T20:42:12-08:00December 16th, 2014|

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16 12, 2014

Consultation on Scientific Review for the upcoming WHO Environmental Health Criteria

2019-05-10T20:42:12-08:00December 16th, 2014|

The BioInitiative Working Group will reserve comment at this time on the partially completed health risk assessment of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields. For serious effort to be expended, the draft must contain a summary, health risk assessment and protective measures in addition to science chapters alone.  >> DOWNLOAD PDF The WHO process has been flawed by partitioning off key sections, undercutting meaningful review. This issue is of global public health importance. Scientific and public health reviewers, as well as with many in the public domain care deeply about this issue. It [...]

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22 09, 2014

CEO Wireless Letter

2019-05-10T20:42:12-08:00September 22nd, 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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12 04, 2014

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

2019-05-10T20:42:12-08:00April 12th, 2014|

16 April 2014 Mr. Stefan Schreck Mr. Ladislav Miko Mr. Robert Vanhoorde Mr. Michael Walsh SANCO.DDG2.03 Via email: SANCO-C2- SCENIHR@ec.europa.eu + 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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11 04, 2014

New Studies Show Health Risks from Wireless Tech

2019-05-10T20:42:12-08:00April 11th, 2014|

New Studies Show Health Risks from Wireless Tech:  Warnings from the BioInitiative Working Group/ University at Albany, Rensselaer, New York /April 16, 2014 The BioInitiative Working Group says evidence for health risk from wireless tech is growing stronger and warrants immediate action.  The Group released a mid-year update covering new science studies from 2012 to 2014. New studies intensify medical concerns about malignant brain tumors from cell phone use. “There is a consistent pattern of increased risk for glioma (a malignant brain tumor) and acoustic neuroma with use of mobile [...]

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4 04, 2014

BioInitiative Working Group Announces “What’s New” link

2019-05-10T20:42:12-08:00April 4th, 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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24 03, 2014

Lennart Hardell, MD, PhD – SCENIHR 2013 comments

2019-05-10T20:42:12-08:00March 24th, 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-­‐SCENIHR@ec.europa.eu 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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13 03, 2014

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

2019-05-10T20:42:12-08:00March 13th, 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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7 03, 2014

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

2019-05-10T20:42:12-08:00March 7th, 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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