From Dariusz Leszczynski’s blog, Between a Rock and a Hard Place:
WHO draft of EHC for RF is late and incomplete – consultation is futile, at this time
The very, very long awaited WHO Environmental Health Criteria Monograph on Radio-Frequency Fields (EHC-RF) is finally, but only partly, available. The process of making the EHC-RF is disappointingly slow and disappointingly secretive and disappointingly incomplete.
The EHC-RF text published in end of September is clearly incomplete. There are available only chapters #2 through #12. The very important chapters: #1 (Summary and recommendations for further study), #13 (Health risk assessment) and #14 (Protective measures) are missing from the draft that WHO provided for the “consultation”.
I wrote purposefully the “consultation” because it can not be real, full-fledged, consultation because it is not possible to discuss and comment on texts that are not yet ready and texts that are simply missing. The missing chapters should deal with health risk assessment and protective measures as well as recommend future research needs.
All of the available chapters are incomplete because, as stated on the website, the review of research publications is only till the end of 2012 (!) or in some cases in 2013. Now it is soon the end of 2014 and all research published in 2013 and 2014 is not included in the chapters.
Lastly, and importantly, there is no word about the authors who wrote the EHC-RF draft. This is an essential information that allows readers to put the opinions presented in the draft into proper context and perspective of the opinions previously expressed by the writers of the EHC-RF draft.
I just begun to read the EHC-RF draft but was immediately taken aback by the following statement in chapter #4 – Biophysical mechanisms; tissue heating (lines 548 & 549 of the draft):
“Overall, the search for non-thermal effects of RF on biological macromolecules such as proteins and DNA has not generated good evidence to suggest that such effects occur.“Leave a reply →