• 01 JUN 11
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    1409: IARC classifies RF as possibly carcinogenic to humans

    Recently in message #1401 it was reported that ACRBR Director Rodney Croft claimed that talk of possible dangers of mobile phones and other wireless devices was just “scaremongering”. Well, Rodney, will you now claim that the WHO/IARC is just scaremongering as well?

    And in the previous message #1408 we had Lindsay Martin from ARPANSA stating at the Telcom denial headhunter conference that the public is well protected and that the International exposure standards have large safety margins based on sound science.

    What does it take to get these guys to exercise their public health responsibilities?

    Don

    From Alex Swinkels, the International EMF Alliance:

    Lyon, France, May 31, 2011 ‐‐ The WHO/International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) has classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B), based on an increased risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer, associated with wireless phone use.

    Group 2B: The agent is possibly carcinogenic to humans. This category is used for agents for which there is limited evidence of carcinogenicity in humans and less than sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in experimental animals. It may also be used when there is inadequate evidence of carcinogenicity in humans but there is sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in experimental animals. In some instances, an agent for which there is inadequate evidence of carcinogenicity in humans and less than sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in experimental animals together with supporting evidence from mechanistic and other relevant data may be placed in this group. An agent may be classified in this category solely on the basis of strong evidence from mechanistic and other relevant data.

    International EMF Alliance
    Alex Swinkels, Netherlands
    Board Member
    Mail: info@iemfa.org
    Web: www.iemfa.org

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