Dear Professor Hans Bruyninckx and colleagues,
I write to you today to enquire on behalf of my local/organisational community, as well the broader European community of nations. I do so as a member of Digital Disconnect: a voluntary organisation established in order to promote the safe and sustainable use of Digital Age technology.
A decade has passed since the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR) reported on possible adverse health effects of human/animal exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs), aka ‘dirty energy’ and ‘electrosmog’. At that juncture, they “identified priority areas where there was insufficient or contradictory information regarding possible adverse health impacts and recommended further research” (1).
As your organisation stated, around the same time: "harmful exposures can be widespread before there is both 'convincing' evidence of harm from long-term exposures, and biological understanding of how that harm is caused" (2).
“No epidemiologic studies on children are available” yet, in the EEA’s own words (mirroring those of ICNIRP ), “children could be particularly vulnerable to radiofrequency [RF] EMF” (1). In other words: relevant organs of the EU have not expedited such research, and encouraged constituent member environmental and public health authorities to pursue such research, as a matter of priority. One has to wonder why, when this is a matter critical to the health and vitality of the next generation of young people (who are, incidentally, by now heavy users of microwave RF technology).
I look forward to your considered response.
A concerned citizen
1. Environment and human health (EEA, 2013)
2. Radiation risk from everyday devices assessed (EEA, 2007)