• 26 MAR 19
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    Scientific “groupthink” in Australia seeking to redefine EHS as unrelated to EMR exposure.

    The below article has been published on Dariusz Leszczynski’s blog, Between  a Rock and a Hard Place. Essential reading on how scientific inquiry can be captured and by a select group of supposed experts with a predetermined goal to protect vested interests. As defined by Merriam-Webster, groupthink is a pattern of thought characterized by self-deception, forced manufacture of consent, and conformity to group values and ethics.- And the dismal state of EHS research in Australia is a prime example of that.

    Don

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    Excerpt from Between a Rock and a Hard Place:

    Influential Australia

    1. Electromagnetic Hyper-Sensitivity – definitions
    2. Influential Australians
    3. Exchange with ARPANSA
    4. Rodney Croft’s opinions
    5. Science & Wireless 2018, Wollongong, Australia
      • 5.1. Adam Verrender EHS presentation
      • 5.2. Mike Wood on 5G

    1. Electromagnetic Hyper-Sensitivity

    Current definition of EHS, formally WHO calls it IEI-EMF, is a combined definition of EHS and IEI.

    The original definition of EHS:

    a phenomenon where individuals experience adverse health effects while using or being in the vicinity of devices  emanating electric, magnetic or electromagnetic fields (EMFs)

    Definition expanded in 2004 at the WHO EMF Project meeting in Prague, to include Idiopathic Environmental Intolerance (IEI) defined as:

    “(i) an acquired disorder with multiple recurrent symptoms, (ii) associated with diverse environmental factors tolerated by the majority of people, (iii) not explained by any know psychiatric or psychological disorder.”

    Hence, the current definition of the sensitivity to EMF is called:

    IEI-EMF is idiopathic environmental intolerance associated with electromagnetic fields

    This definition indicates existence of association between EHS symptoms and EMF but does not state that the EHS is caused by EMF. Association is made by the self-diagnosed EHS persons as there is no objective diagnostic method to detect EHS.

    In current situation of inadequate scientific evidence on causality link between EHS and EMF, caused by the flaws and inadequacies of predominantly psychological provocation studies, calling the EHS as IEI-EMF is premature and not supported by scientific evidence.

    2. Influential Australians

    Australians have a strong influence over the issue of wireless communication’s radiation safety and exposure standards. It all begun with Mike Repacholi, when he detached the non-ionizing radiation issues from the IRPA, formed ICNIRP and become its first Chairman, followed by the organization of the WHO EMF Project, of which he become Head, while retaining Chairman Emeritus post at ICNIRP. Still scientifically active Repacholi was, and is, followed by a number of other Australians and some of the currently most prominent EMF-influencers from the down-under are listed in the Table below…SNIP

    Read the full article here

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