USA: Telecomindustrie laat verstek gaan bij Conferentie over veiligheid Mobiele Telefonie

woensdag, 02 september 2009 - Categorie: Berichten Internationaal

Bij de grote internationale conferentie ''Cell Phones and Health: Is There a Brain Cancer Connection?'' die van 13-15 september 2009 gehouden zal worden te Washington over de veiligheid van de mobiele telefonie zijn vertegenwoordigers van de Telecomindustrie uitgenodigd om studies te presenteren waaruit zou blijken dat mobiele telefonie veilg zou zijn.
Alle maatschappijen hebben geweigerd afgevaardigden te sturen.

Wij hopen dat de conferentie wel wordt bijgewoond door leden van de Commissie Elektromagnetische Velden van de Gezondheidsraad, in Nederland kantelpunt in de discussie over de veiligheid van mobiele telefonie en zendmasten.

Voor de laatste gegevens en de voorlopige agenda van de conferentie zie: Oproepen/3893

Onderstaand de tekst zoals op 2 sept 2009 gepubliceerd op EMFacts consultancy:


Cell Phones and Health: Is There a Brain Cancer Connection?
Experts Convene in Washington D.C. Sept 13-15
Washington, D.C. (August 31, 2009) --- Are cell phones safe? Mounting
concerns about the cancer risks of cell phone radiation will bring
experts to Washington for an international conference on September
13-15.

The latest scientific evidence and the implications for public policy
will be presented by many respected experts in the field, such as Dr.
Ron Herbermann, Director Emeritus for of the Cancer Research Center at the University of Pittsburgh; Dr. Siegal Sadetzki of Tel Aviv Medical
University, who is Israel’s key researcher on cancer and cell
phones; Dr. Margaret Offermann, national research deputy at the
American Cancer Society; and Dr. Frank Barnes, a professor of
electrical engineering who chaired a National Academy of Sciences
study group that resulted in a 2008 report on the risks of low-level
radiation emitted by personal wireless devices.

Along with cancer experts from the U.S. and abroad, health policy
experts from the U.S. government as well as key Members of Congress
and their staff are expected to attend. Senator Arlen Specter (D-PA)
is expected to chair a Congressional hearing on cell phones on Monday,
September 14 on Capitol Hill, which is independent of the meeting.

Cancer researcher Dr. Devra L. Davis, Professor of Public Health at
the University of Pittsburgh and a primary organizer of the
conference, explains: “Deeply troubling findings have been reported
by researchers from countries outside the U.S. where cell phones have
been widely used for longer periods of time. These findings show a
doubling of the risk of brain cancer.” Dr. Davis points out
that,” Many governments, including France, Finland, China and
Russia, advise that children simply not use cell phones.”

Dr. Dariusz Leszczynski of the Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety
Authority, also a primary organizer of the conference, notes that
“People want to believe that cell phones are safe, but at this point
we cannot make that judgment. Some of the existing scientific evidence
suggests that cell phones might harm human health. Given the current
scientific uncertainty, we have to develop precautionary measures to
reduce potential cell phone risks, while the new research is planned
and carried out.''

The goal of the conference is to propose a U.S. research agenda.
Representatives of the cell phone industry were invited to the
conference and asked to present research that they claim validates
cell phone safety. All declined to attend.


The public is invited to attend this groundbreaking conference and can
view the agenda and pre-register on the Environmental Health Trust
website, www.environmentalhealth.org. The conference fee of $100 covers the two and one-half day event, including two lunches, two receptions, refreshments and handout materials.

Sponsored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences,
University of Pittsburgh, National Research Center for Women 
Families, The International Commission for Electromagnetic Safety, The
Flow Fund Circle, and The Environmental Health Trust, the conference
will be held at the historic Credit Union House, 4th and Maryland Ave.
NE, near the U.S. Capitol.

Press contact: Judy Katz 212-580-8833, 917-841-1843,
judy@katzcreative.com.

Voor het originele artikel zie:
www.emfacts.com/weblog/?p=1149 .



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