EMR - The Next Big Public Health Crisis
At Earthing Oz an important aspect of our mission is to add value through education.
As part of our mission, we are committed to raising public awareness of the dangers and increasing scientific evidence of the harmful biological effects of EMF (Electro Magnetic Fields) / EMR (Electro Magnetic Radiation).
History provides many examples of harmful, man-made ‘innovations’. After DDT, thalidomide, lead, tobacco and asbestos, Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) is the next big public health crisis.
As Donna Fisher quips in her excellent book, Silent Fields - The Growing Cancer Cluster Story:
There was 'something in the food', there was 'something in the water',
there was 'something in the cigarettes', and now there is 'something in the air'.
Erin Brockovich was about water in a small town.
Jeffrey Wigand was about smoking which people choose to do.
Donna Fisher, Earthing Oz and many others are about EMR which affects billions of people worldwide.
RED ALERT: Independent non-industry funded scientists are describing our over-exposure to EMR as the BIGGEST health crisis our planet and its inhabitants have ever faced.
Experts Appeal to the UN to Deal with the Emerging Public Health Crisis Posed by the Wireless Revolution
On 11th May 2015, over 190 scientists from 38 nations submitted an appeal to the United Nations, UN member states and the World Health Organization (WHO) requesting they adopt more protective exposure guidelines for electromagnetic fields (EMF) and wireless technology in the face of increasing evidence of risk. These exposures are a rapidly growing form of environmental pollution worldwide. The scientists who have signed the Appeal have collectively published over 2,000 peer-reviewed research papers on the biological or health effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation (EMR), part of the EMF spectrum that includes Extremely Low Frequency fields (ELF) used for electricity, or Radio Frequency Radiation (RFR) used for wireless communications.
Listen to Dr. Martin Blank's three minute video below announcing the Appeal. Dr Blank has had over 30 years of experience conducting EMF research at Columbia University and is past president of the International Bioelectromagnetics Society. In his own words, Dr. Blank gives a compelling explanation of the major health crisis we are now facing due to increasing levels of environmental pollution from growing and expanding EMF sources.
The International EMF Scientist Appeal asks the Secretary General and UN affiliated bodies to encourage precautionary measures, to limit EMF exposures, and to educate the public about health risks, particularly to children and pregnant women. The Appeal highlights WHO’s conflicting positions about EMF risk. WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer classified Radiofrequency radiation as a Group 2B “Possible Carcinogen” in 2011, and Extremely Low Frequency fields in 2001. Nonetheless, WHO continues to ignore its own agency’s recommendations and favours guidelines recommended by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP). These guidelines, developed by a self-selected group of industry insiders, have long been criticised as non-protective.
In summary, the International EMF Scientist Appeal calls upon the United Nations, the WHO, and the UN Member States to:
• address the emerging public health crisis related to cell phones, wireless devices, wireless utility meters and wireless infrastructure in neighborhoods; and
• urge that the United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) initiate an assessment of alternatives to current exposure standards and practices that could substantially lower human exposures to non-ionizing radiation.
UNEP is the UN’s “voice for the environment” and is uniquely positioned to take a planetary view of the potential for harm that EMF pollution presents to biology - the evolution, health, well being and very survival of all living organisms world-wide. EMF scientists are giving warnings about clear signs of adverse biological and health problems that are affecting people and nature. Now is the time to not only ask serious questions about this emerging environmental health crisis but to take action.
For more information on the International EMF Scientist Appeal follow this link:
For the health of humanity, our planet and future generations, there is an urgent need for us all to join together in educating ourselves, our loved ones and friends about this, by sharing information far and wide, raising awareness and advocating for change.
EMR affects all living organisms, so the ever-increasing sea of electrosmog from our modern technologies is having a profound harmful effect on all life.
EMR is a vast and complex area of study, so in the coming months we will be compiling a lot of information with links and resources and making this publicly available in the following pages. You may like to check back here regularly for new updates from time to time. We hope you find this information helpful as you explore and research this vitally important topic.
Stay Grounded, Reduce your EMR Exposure, Protect Yourself from EMR and Stay Well !
All the Very Best,
The Earthing Oz Team