A 98-page investigative report, financed by the European Parliament’s Greens/European Free Alliance political group, concludes that the European Commission and national governments should stop funding the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP). The report points out that a closed group of like-minded scientists has turned ICNIRP into a “self-indulgent science club, with a lack of bio-medical expertise, as well as a lack of scientific expertise in specific risk assessments”.
In the foreword to the report, titled The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection: Conflicts of interest, corporate capture and the push for 5G, the two members of the European Parliament who commissioned the report, Michèle Rivasi (Europe Écologie) and Dr Klaus Buchner (Ökologisch-Demokratische Partei), write that:
“This report deals with an issue of which the importance cannot be overrated: the possible health effects of Radiofrequency Radiation (RfR) or electro magnetic fields (EMF); It deals more specifically with how the scientific debate has been hijacked by corporate interests from the Telecom industry.”
The members of the European Parliament go on to state that:
“We very much agree with the title and content of the latest publication on Microwave News, which reads “The Lies Must Stop, Disband ICNIRP – Facts Matter, Now More Than Ever”. There are two major casualties in this polarised debate: the truth and public health. Both are too important not to protect with all that we have. That is what we consider as our responsibility as elected politicians.”
SSMA asks, when might Australia’s politicians also take on board these sentiments and make the effort to look beyond the lies and half-truths purveyed by ICNIRP? The health of our citizens is also being risked by blind acceptance of ICNIRP’s recommendations in the formulation of our own radiofrequency standard. And, likewise, when will our politicians call for a halt to Australian funding of ICNIRP’s dubious activities and the establishment of a new, public and fully independent non-ionising radiation advisory council?
To read the report, go to: https://klaus-buchner.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/ICNIRP-report-FINAL-19-JUNE-2020.pdf