250 scientists are concerned about the cancer risks generated by wireless devices such as mobile phones, antennas, baby monitors… etc. Coming from 40 different countries, they co-signed a petition to the United Nations and the World Health Organization (WHO) to warn of the dangers of these devices for everyday use. According to them, the risk would come from the Bluetooth and WIFI connections, which emit electromagnetic waves potentially harmful to the health of users.
Many recent scientific publications have shown that non-ionizing electromagnetic fields affect living organisms at levels far below most international and national guidelines. Effects include increased risk of cancer, cellular stress, increased harmful free radicals, genetic damage, structural and functional changes in the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders and negative effects on overall human health.
According to them, the harm goes far beyond the human species, as there is increasing evidence of harmful effects on animal and plant life. These 250 scientists believe that safety agencies have failed to impose sufficient guidelines to protect the general public, especially children and accuse the WHO of doing nothing and evading its duty.
Are wireless headsets really harmful to my health? Science seems to move more slowly than technology, since no human studies have been conducted to attest to these dangers, but should we overlook the overwhelming results of those conducted on animals? “Since Bluetooth tends to be low-intensity, it could open the blood-brain barrier, designed to prevent the passage of large molecules in the brain,” said Dr. Moskowitz, a professor of health at the University of California at Berkeley.
Information and Training
The 250 scientists have launched several calls to protect the general public: “Children and pregnant women should be better protected, regulatory guidelines and standards should be strengthened and manufacturers should be encouraged to develop safer technologies”.
Similarly, the signatories add that “public utilities responsible for the production, transmission, distribution and monitoring of electricity should use adequate power cables to minimize harmful currents. Additionally the public should be fully informed of the potential health risks associated with electromagnetic energy and should also be taught harm reduction strategies, and that health professionals should be informed about the biological effects of electromagnetic energy and trained in the treatment of patients with electromagnetic sensitivity.