A must read posting from Dariusz Leszczynski on the recent, ICNIRP, ACEBR and ARPANSA all too obvious spin at Wollongong
But first my comments: On October 8th I mentioned a forthcoming “Networking Evening/Public Forum” to be introduced by Rodney Croft, as head the Australian Centre for Electromagnetic Bioeffects Research (ACEBR) and the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (ihmri)
I said in that blog, among other things, that the speakers are all well known proven stalwarts of ICNIRP orthodoxy: Rodney Croft, Eric van Rongen, Michael Repacholi and Emilie Deventer. All who have built their reputations steadfastly defending ICNIRP”™s viewpoint. That is; the only ”˜proven”™ effects of RF exposure are thermal and anything else must be psychosomatic.
Was I being unfair and premature in my estimation?
Well, read on for Dariusz Leszczynski’s evaluation of the proceedings. Also see the nice picture of Rodney Croft presenting his slide denying everything, as usual……..
From Dariusz Leszczynski
Consultation on WHO”™s EHC on RF is a sham ”“ decision of “no health effects” was made already
Posted on November 16, 2014
On November 11, 2014, in Wollongong, Australia, took place a workshop organized by ICNIRP, ACEBR and ARPANSA. The workshop briefly presented and reviewed opinions of ICNIRP about the health hazard of RF exposures. Following the ICNIRP/ACEBR/ARPANSA workshop was the Science & Wireless (S&W) 2014 event dedicated to the EHS.
I will write more about the individual presentations later, when I return from my lecture tour of Australia.
For now, I can say that the general outcome of the workshop and the S&W2014 event can be summarized in a simple Australian Crocodile Dundee”™s saying: “no worries mate”.
This worries me a lot”¦ and here is why”¦
The WHO EMF Project is conducting review of research on RF and will, in due time (2016 or later?) publish an Environmental Health Criteria (EHC) monograph. The first draft of this document was uploaded, in the end of September 2014, on the WHO website and anyone can send comments to be considered by the WHO. The commenting deadline has been recently extended to mid-December 2014.
In one of my blogs, I severely complained about the EHC draft and I expressed an opinion that the consultation should be postponed until the full version of the draft will be available. The WHO, in persons of Emilie van Deventer and Eric van Rongen, considered my complaint as baseless.
I still, and strongly, disagree. The document is missing important chapters, including the preamble that should describe all procedures of the review and public consultation. The review was conducted of studies published only till the end of 2012 (with some exceptions), what means that nearly 2 years of published research are still missing from the draft. These will be later added, as specified on the WHO website, but there will be no possibility to comment on these reviews. Nearly all published chapters of the EHC are missing conclusions ”“ no comments can be made. Even if someone sends comments, there is not known what will happen to them because all comments will be accepted or rejected at the discretion of the chair of the preparatory group of the EHC ”“ Eric van Rongen. Summa summarum, the consultation, as it is being conducted now, is a sham.
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