ICNIRP and Agnir: Inaccurate official assessment of radiofrequency safety

woensdag, 07 december 2016 - Categorie: Artikelen

Bron: www.degruyter.com/downloadpdf/j/reveh.2016.31.issue-4/reveh-2016-0060/reveh-2016-0060.xml
Rev Environ Health 2016; 31(4): 493–503

Inaccurate official assessment of radiofrequency safety
by the Advisory Group on Non-ionising Radiation

Abstract: The Advisory Group on Non-ionising Radiation
(AGNIR) 2012 report forms the basis of official advice
on the safety of radiofrequency (RF) electromagnetic
fields in the United Kingdom and has been relied upon
by health protection agencies around the world. This
review describes incorrect and misleading statements
from within the report, omissions and conflict of interest,
which make it unsuitable for health risk assessment.
The executive summary and overall conclusions did not
accurately reflect the scientific evidence available. Independence
is needed from the International Commission
on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), the group
that set the exposure guidelines being assessed. This conflict
of interest critically needs to be addressed for the
forthcoming World Health Organisation (WHO) Environmental
Health Criteria Monograph on Radiofrequency
Fields. Decision makers, organisations and individuals
require accurate information about the safety of RF electromagnetic
signals if they are to be able to fulfil their
safeguarding responsibilities and protect those for whom
they have legal responsibility.

Keywords: AGNIR; brain; cognition; development; EEG;
electromagnetic; fertility; genotoxicity; health; ICNIRP;
immune; membranes; misleading; oxidative stress; proteins;
Public Health England (PHE); symptoms; tumours;
wireless; WHO.

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