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Doctors and scientists to the government: not edit electrosmog limits

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Medici e scienziati al governo: non modificare i limiti dell'elettrosmog
Doctors, scientists and associations ask to “bring the measurement of electromagnetic fields on an average of six minutes instead of 24 hours; the approval of a decree implementing the Law 36 of 2001 regarding mobile devices by adopting the same exposure limits of the antennas of fixed systems; the promotion of public investment and tax relief for fiber connectivity and cable which is the most efficient and completely safe technology for health; the ban on the installation of ‘networks Wi- Fi ‘in kindergartens and schools attended by children under the age of 16 years. Finally, the requirement for institutions set up to protect public health to take their own risk assessments on the radio, selecting independent scientific studies and excluding those funded by the industry of telecommunications. “According to the signatories of the appeal including Livio Giuliani, physicist and spokesman for the International Commission for the safety of electromagnetic fields (ICEMS), and Fiorenzo Marinelli, a researcher at the Institute of Molecular Genetics of the National Research Council in Bologna, “the spread of these virtually ubiquitous instruments for telecommunications in the home, in the workplace, in universities, in schools, in hospitals is not only irrational, but involves serious damage to health – it is emphasized – jeopardizing the reproductive capacity, these neuro-cognitive and preservation of the genome ” . In the letter sent to the Government, associations – including the Association of chronic diseases and environmental poisoning (Amica) – and scientists listed tests and studies on the risk related to exposure to electromagnetic pollution. “The past decade has profuse scientific and government resolutions, consensus conferences and documents – write associations and researchers – to invite to limit the widespread use of wireless communication technologies and to promote safety standards for electromagnetic fields based on biological evidence, with an exposure limit for radio frequencies it has been identified in 0.6 Volt per meter. ”

“And ‘now known, in fact – it continues – that standards promoted by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers) 1992 are outdated, because they rely solely on the thermal effects of electromagnetic fields, or on heating product, while it has been amply demonstrated that weak electromagnetic fields, unable to produce any heating – clarify scientists and associations – producing several biological effects. This is because living matter functions through chemical and electromagnetic signals exchanges, which can be altered in the presence of external electromagnetic fields even the weakest ” . The International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified radiofrequency in 2011 as “possibly carcinogenic to humans in class 2B, denying – emphasize the signatories of the appeal – which exist only thermal effects of such fields. However, have emerged in recently new evidence of carcinogenic risk: a Swedish epidemiological study and a French study, both of 2014, concluded that the radio should be classified as’ carcinogenic to humans in some Class 1 and that the effects of exposure are cumulative ” .

The current limit on Italian radio frequencies is 6 volts per meter for places where you are staying for more than 4 hours. “This limit, established by Cabinet Decree of July 8, 2003, was reported in a measurement calculated on an average of six minutes, which is the time in which occurs the compensation of thermal effects of electromagnetic fields. In 2012, the then Government Monti – denounced the doctors and associations – decided by the Development Decree, and without any assessment relating to health and to increase the time

measurement of the fields to 24 hours, effectively creating an artifice to increase the limits of law: of the antennas night have very low emissions because mobile devices are not in use and those values ​​offset the higher limits of the daylight hours in the calculation of average”.