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    #1148: International EMF Conference – Stavanger, Norway, 17th November, 2009

    Press Release

    International EMF Conference “” Stavanger, Norway, 17th November, 2009

    4th November, 2009, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, UK.

    Norges Miljøvernforbund (NMF) will be holding an International EMF Conference at the Clarion Hotel, Stavanger Hall, Stavanger, Norway on 17th November, 2009. The purpose of the conference is to share the expertise from many of the worlds leading international scientific experts on the biological effects of microwave radiation and to develop policy recommendations to find a safer way forward in order to protect public health from exposure to emissions from mobile phones, phone masts, Wi-Fi, DECT phones, WIMAX and other forms of wireless technology.

    Exposure to electromagnetic radiation has been documented to have major biological effects on living tissue. The exponential increase in the use of wireless technologies is expected to present serious, global public health consequences in the near future according to many doctors and scientists. The scientific facts are generally ignored by the wireless industry and most governments, despite mounting evidence of severe health effects, ranging from heart irregularities, changes in brain function, including memory loss, performance impairment in children, headaches and fatigue, sleep disorders and neurodegenerative conditions, reduction in melatonin secretion, brain tumours and cancers.

    A team of International scientists, researchers and public health professionals are meeting in Stavanger to present research and discuss new biologically-based exposure standards to be recommended to governments globally. It is hoped that a strategy for protection of public health on this important global issue will emerge from the Stavanger gathering, and the closed door meeting in the days following the conference.

    The European Parliament voted for a set of changes based on health concerns associated with electromagnetic fields. In a resolution in September 2008 an overwhelming majority of Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) note that “the limits on exposure to electromagnetic fields which have been set for the general public are obsolete and do not address the issue of vulnerable groups, such as pregnant women, newborn babies and children”.

    Conference website link: http://www.emf2009.no

    The program Committee of the International EMF Conference at Stavanger, Norway includes Sissel Halmoy and Thomas J Middelthon of Norges Miljøvernforbund, Eileen O”Connor of the UK Radiation Research Trust and Olle Johansson of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.

    Policy makers, health professionals, journalists and the public are encouraged to attend this important event. Special concession prices are available for students and charities and a selection of free places are available for journalists. For registration or enquires contact the team here ASAP: emf2009@nmf.no.

    Contacts: Sissel Halmøy
    Senior Advisor, Norges Miljøvernforbund,

    Olle Johansson, PhD
    Assoc. Professor, Dept of Neuroscience
    Karolinksa Institute

    Eileen O”Connor
    Director, Radiation Research Trust (UK)

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