As the leaders of non-governmental organizations worldwide that advocate for greater health and environmental protection from EMF sources (electromagnetic fields and radiofrequency radiation), we support the International EMF Scientist Appeal. – DA INVIARE ENTRO IL 15 APRILE
27 March 2015
To: EMF Advocacy Organizations (NGOs) Worldwide
Re: Request for your support of an International EMF Scientist Appeal to the United Nations
Attention: The contents of this document are not to be distributed at this time. This letter intended for use only by NGO officers until the release of the Scientist Appeal to the United Nations.
Dear NGO Colleagues:
As President of the International Electromagnetic Field Alliance (IEMFA), I am contacting you to request your organization’s support for an International EMF Scientist Appeal to be submitted to the United Nations in the late spring of 2015. To date, over 170 scientists, representing over 37 nations, who have published research on electromagnetic fields in peer-reviewed journals, have accepted the invitation to sign this Appeal, which was initiated by an EMF scientist committee. The number of signatures received to date already represents a substantial proportion of the total number of scientists involved in EMF research.
These scientists are raising serious concerns regarding the risks for humankind and nature from ubiquitous and increasing exposure to EMF sources (electromagnetic fields and radiofrequency radiation) generated by electric and wireless devices from electrical power sources and the global wireless communications infrastructure. These scientists recognize that current international EMF exposure guidelines do not protect against long-term exposure or low-intensity effects, are insufficient to protect the health of humankind, and do not take into account the risks for all other biological organisms. The Appeal calls upon the United Nations (UN) and all member States in the world to encourage the World Health Organization (WHO) to exert strong leadership in fostering the development of more protective EMF guidelines and to take precautionary measures to reduce EMF exposure conditions.
We request you respond to us by 15 April 2015 stating that your organization agrees to sign the attached NGO letter of support for this International EMF scientist Appeal. IEMFA’s NGO letter of support will be posted on the IEMFA website along with the Appeal, when it is released.
Janet Newton, a co-Founder of the IEMFA, and President of the U.S.-based Electromagnetic Radiation Policy Institute, Inc. (www.emrpolicy.org), is the NGO Coordinator for the Appeal. You are welcome to direct your questions to Ms.Newton at JNewton@emrpolicy.org. E-mail your responses to JNewton@emrpolicy.org
President International Electromagnetic Field Alliance
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Letter of Support for the International EMF Scientist Appeal
From Non-Governmental EMF Advocacy Organizations (NGOs)
To: Honorable Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations;
Honorable Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization;
U.N. Member States
As the leaders of non-governmental organizations worldwide that advocate for greater health and environmental protection from EMF sources (electromagnetic fields and radiofrequency radiation), we support the International EMF Scientist Appeal.
We therefore call upon you to:
- Recognize that EMF exposure is an emerging health and environmental crisis that requires a high priority response;
- Review currently available EMF exposure information that demonstrates active harm to humankind and nature.
- Review and revise current international EMF exposure guidelines and propose how they can be lowered.
- Take precautionary measures to reduce EMF exposure conditions.
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