An international team of experts has reportedly appealed to the United Nations and the World Health Organization to consider precautionary measures against the electromagnetic field and use of wireless technology. The request has been made by 190 scientists from 38 different nations across the world.
The team of scientists made the appeal by collectively filing more than 2,000 peer-reviewed research papers on the health and biological impact of non-ionizing radiation on humans. According to the experts, the EMF radiation is posing an extensive risk to the health of the people and has become an important environmental pollutant.
“WHO continues to ignore its own agency’s recommendations and favors guidelines recommended by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP). These guidelines, developed by a self-selected group of industry insiders, have long been criticized as non-protective," said one of the scientists from the team who made the appeal, reported Newsroom America.
In the appeal, the scientists asked the UN to increase the strength of its advisories on the health risk of EMF on humans. In addition, a request has been made to assess and identify the potential risk of the non-ionizing radiation on the wildlife and other living organisms. Martin Blank, a scientist from the Columbia University further stressed the importance of updating the international exposure guidelines to include the actual impact that EMF has on the human body, especially the DNA.
The appeal was submitted to the Secretary-General of the UN, Ban Ki-moon and the Director General of WHO, Dr. Margaret Chan. In addition, the appeal was also submitted to the different member states of the UN.
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