This article highlights a, as far I know, unknown letter, which is part of the recently published, 98 pages long PDF, ICNIRP: Conflicts of interest, corporate capture and the push for 5G, written by Dr. Klaus Buchner and Michèle Rivasi, both members of the European Parliament.

Part: Page 33

In March 2017, professor Oleg A. Grigoryev, Chairman and Head of the Scientific Department of Non-Ionizing Radiation, Federal Medical Biophysical Centre of Federal Medical Biological Agency (RNCNIRP) of Russia wrote an angry letter to Maria Neira, Director of Public Health and Environment at the WHO, in which he openly attacks ICNIRP:

“It has just come to our attention that the WHO RF Working group consists mainly from present and past ICNIRP members. In general, the WG is not balanced and does not represent the point of view of the majority of the scientific community studying effects of RF. In particular, the private self-elected organization, ICNIRP, similar as majority of the current WHO RF WG members, does not recognize the non-thermal RF effects, which represent the main concern of widespread exposure to mobile communication and upholding guidelines from 1996, which are based on RF thermal effects only.”

The Russian scientist concludes that

“the guidelines of ICNIRP are irrelevant to the present situation when majority of population over the world is chronically exposed to non-thermal RF from mobile communication. Based on multiple Russian studies and emerging number of studies coming from other countries, the Russian equivalent of ICNIRP has consistently warned against possible health effects from mobile communication. This point of view of RNCNIRP (Russian radiation protection agency) is supported by hundreds of new publications including well known recent RF studies in human and animals.”

Apparently, this angry Russian letter, in addition to other outcries, did have some effect on the WHO, because it relaunched a Call for Expressions of Interest for systematic reviews (2020) for an ‘Environmental Health Criteria Monograph’:

“The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Radiation Programme has an ongoing project to assess potential health effects of exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields in the general and working population. To prioritize potential adverse health outcomes, WHO conducted a broad international survey in 2018. Ten major topics were identified for which WHO will now commission systematic reviews to analyse and synthesize the available evidence.”

We [Klaus Buchner and Michèle Rivasi] wonder if this time the WHO will try to avoid conflicts of interests and whether, for example, there will also be Russian experts and other non-ICNIRP affiliated scientists on the panels of experts. Read on: PDF or click:

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