• 17 JAN 12
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    A call for Biologically based exposure standard limits

    How Much Sense do Ecological/Medical Limit Values for Protecting Human Health from Environmental Harm Make?

    Originally published in Russian (2011) By Karl Hecht

    Berlin, Germany

    This paper was originally published in 2011 in the Russian Journal Vestnik by Dr. Hecht in order to encourage the members of the Russian section of the International Academy of Sciences, “to engage in united activities against the pollution of the environment by toxins, radiation, and noise, and to demand limit values, that are not set for individual harmful agents, but based on the complex effects of toxins, radiation and noise.”

    Abstract

    Over the past 50 years, a rapid increase in chemical harmful agents (toxins) for the environment in air, soil, water, and food, as well as environmental pollution by noise and microwaves (electrosmog) has been noted worldwide. The limit values set for individual harmful agents to protect the public health in different countries are critically evaluated. The conclusion is reached that these limit values do not always offer the necessary protection of human health because industry and politics alike often follow the principle of putting economy before health. Therefore, realistic, scientifically based limit values ought to be strenuously pursued in order to achieve a protection against environmentally caused diseases.

    Sub sections (titles only):

    A Slow Poisoning Process in Humans Caused by Environmental Toxins?
    What Are Limit Values?
    Radiation Protection, Chaos and Misdefinitions for More than 80 Years
    Roentgen (R) is the Wrong Unit for Medicine!
    A Major Danger for Humankind: Environmental Pollution by Electromagnetic Radiation
    The Governmental Report was Forced by U.S. Scientists
    In the Soviet Union, Early and Wide Ranging Measures Against the «Microwave Syndrome»
    Moscow Signal Weaker than Lowest Soviet Union Limit Value
    The Ideas for Measuring Individual Electrosensitivity or EMF Overload and for Setting Limit Values

    Full paper: http://www.heraldrsias.ru/download/articles/Hecht.pdf

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