Appèl van wetenschappers op overheden. Waarschuwing voor grote volksgezondheidsproblemen
zaterdag, 28 maart 2009 - Categorie: Berichten Internationaal
Bron: Association pour la Recherche Thérapeutique Anti-Cancéreuse 23 maart 2009
Wederom doet een groep artsen en wetenschappers uit verschillende Europese staten te Parijs een dringend appèl op overheden om het voorzorgsbeginsel toe te passen en waarschuwt zij voor mogelijk grote volksgezondheidsproblemen in de toekomst.
Een video van de oproep, uitgesproken door Prof. Belpomme -originele Franse tekst met Engelse ondertiteling- kunt u bekijken op: www.dailymotion.com/video/x8s5y6_electrosensibilite-appel-des-scient_news .
Statement on March 23 2009: Electromagnetic fields on our health
Darwinian evolution occurred in the presence of natural electromagnetic fields. Magnetoreception is one of the biological mechanisms used by migrating birds and bees for navigation. No scientist can currently be positively certain that the coverage of our European territories by multiple artificial electromagnetic fields does not have, and will not have, any major impact on the behaviour and conservation of fauna.
The effects of electromagnetic fields on our health have been established through clinical observation of a great number of toxicological and biological investigations, and through some epidemiological studies. There is, to this day in Europe, a growing number of electrohypersensitive patients, who have developed intolerance to electromagnetic fields.
Although the biological mechanisms of electrosensitivity remain unknown, it is legally acknowledged as a handicap in Sweden.
We, physicians, acting in accordance with the Hippocratic Oath, we, researchers, acting in the name of scientific truth, we all, doctors and researchers from the different States of the European Union, hereby state in full independence of judgement, that a growing number of patients are to be found who have become intolerant to electromagnetic fields, and that this intolerance is causing them serious prejudice in terms of health, professional and family life; that the possibility of their developing a neurodegenerative disease, or even some form of cancer, cannot be ruled out, and that this prejudice therefore ought to be acknowledged and compensated for by the social security systems of the different member States of the European community.
We hereby warn governments, that in view of our present knowledge, it is not to be ruled out that after a sufficient period of exposure, this intolerance might also affect children and therefore cause a major public health problem in years to come in all the countries making an unrestricted use of electromagnetic field based technologies.
Although our scientific knowledge remains incomplete, and some issues have actually given rise to controversy, the international scientific community unanimously acknowledges a potentially serious hazard on public health, urgently requiring the application of the precautionary principle. Going along with certain lobbies and jeopardizing health in the name of short term economical and financial interests can only cause harm to all our fellow citizens.
Pr Franz Adlkofer, European Reflex Program Coordinator, Verum Foundation, Munich (Germany)
Pr Dominique Belpomme, Université Paris-Descartes, Département doncologie médicale, Hôpital Européen Georges Pompidou, Paris (France)
Pr Lennart Hardell, MD PhD, Department of oncology, University Hospital, Orebro (Sweden)
Pr Olle Johansson, Department of neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (Sweden)
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