ARE THERE SAFETY STANDARDS FOR EMF RADIATION AND WHO SETS THEM?
The guidelines that are followed in Ireland are set by ICNIRP (International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection). The guidelines were originally set in 1998, but were voted “out of date” & “obsolete”by the European Parliament in 2008.
ICNIRP guidelines are NOT Safety Guidelines and are NOT protective.
They do not adhere to the Precautionary Principle and only apply to “thermal effects”, ie heating and shock, and for very short periods of exposure. Decades of research and evidence shows, however, that biological non-thermal effects do occur with exposure to radiation, and at levels thousands of time lower than ICNIRP guideline levels. So-called “safety standards” do exist for radio frequency (RF/EMF) radiation emissions, but these guidelines are based purely on thermal heating effects, and benefit the industry only.
In March 2020, ICNIRP released updated guidelines, which still fail to protect.
” The guidelines fail to protect us from non-thermal effects, especially from long-term exposure to wireless radiation because ICNIRP continues to dismiss the many hundreds of peer-reviewed studies that have found biologic and health effects from exposure to low-intensity, radio frequency radiation including many human as well as animal studies. The preponderance of the research has found evidence of increased cancer incidence, oxidative stress, DNA damage, and infertility from exposure to wireless radiation.” Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D.
However, some countries and regions, eg Russia, Switzerland, Brussels, do not allow the extremely high levels of radiation promoted by ICNIRP.
Paolo Vecchia, Chairman for ICNIRP (2004-2012) presented at the RRT conference in 2008. In his presentation, he made it very clear that: “the ICNIRP guidelines are neither mandatory prescriptions for safety, the “last word” on the issue nor are they defensive walls for Industry or others.” This statement makes it clear that the decision to adopt these guidelines into national legislation as “sufficient to protect public health” is political. https://www.radiationresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Eileen-OConnor-and_Susan_Foster.pdf
WHAT AND WHO ARE ICNIRP AND HOW ARE THEY SO POWERFUL?
ICNIRP is a private organisation based in Germany. New expert members can only be elected by members of ICNIRP. Many of ICNIRP members have ties to the industry that is dependent on the ICNIRP guidelines. The guidelines are of huge economic and strategic importance to the military, telecom/IT and power industry.
“ICNIRP is a particularly influential group, as it not only evaluates radiation and health risk research, but also provides guidelines for radiation safety limits that most countries use. It is a private, German-registered organisation located outside Munich, behind a yellow door on the premises of the German Federal office for radiation protection. Decisions on who to invite in, are taken by ICNIRP itself.” https://www.investigate-europe.eu/publications/how-much-is-safe/
Ireland for Safe Technology – Who are ICNIRP? – Digging Deep into ICNIRP
The “ICNIRP Cartel” and “The 5G Mass Experiment” https://www.saferemr.com/2018/07/icnirps-exposure-guidelines
Conflict of Interest: the Wireless Industry and ICNIRP – Dr Magda Havas https://magdahavas.com/conflict-of-interest-the-wireless-industry-and-icnirp/
Weaknesses in ICNIRP’s rationale for its 1998 guidelines & Uncertainties over ICNIRP’s membership and aims – WiredChild
How ICNIRP, AGNIR, PHE and a 30 year old political decision created and then covered up a global public health scandal https://communityoperatingsystem.wordpress.com/2019/09/12
World Health Organization, radiofrequency radiation and health – a hard nut to crack – Lennart Hardell https://www.spandidos-publications.com/10.3892/ijo.2017.4046
Russian National Committee On Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection – 2017 – Letter to World Health Organisation on biased ICNIRP International EMF Project