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DigitalDisconnect Non-ionising Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) Radiation (RFR) vs. Health and Environmental Concerns

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 [3]), “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.

Sincerely,

A concerned citizen

1. Environment and human health (EEA, 2013)
2. Radiation risk from everyday devices assessed (EEA, 2007)
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http://icnirp.org/[…]/ICNIRPphilosophy.pdf

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May 02, 2017 02:48 PM
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dheo Dear Sir, or Madam, and European Environment Agency,

It is a great honor for me and my team members to contact with you and EEA.

This is Daeun Heo from Kyunghee University in Seoul, South Korea. My team members and I are now attending the last year of university pursuing BA, and currently working on a project on environmental issues – especially on photovoltaic recycling.
 
In the early 2000s, the South Korean government and cities started putting their best effort and budgets on replacing the traditional electricity system with renewable energy. Thanks to their effort, many of households and businesses in Korea now own solar panels on their rooftops to generate energy. However, with the expected life of solar panels – 20 to 25 years – taken into account, a considerable amount of panels around South Korea will be disposed sooner or later.

Until few years ago, end-of-life PV modules in Korea were disposed without going through adequate recycling process. With increasing amount of used solar panels, the Korean government took the issue seriously and began establishing the infrastructure of photovoltaic recycling since 2016.

This summer, my team and I are planning to visit some European businesses and institutions with great examples of recycling. Among them, we decided that EEA is one of the most suitable models for us to learn from for our project.

For this reason, my team and I hope to visit EEA in August this summer and learn from your company.
 
Would it be okay, please give us a response via this email address. We hope we could contribute to making the better environment through this opportunity.
 
Please consider the request and feel free to contact us via mail (
dheo@khu.ac.kr).
 
We will be looking forward to your response.
 
Thank you.
 
Yours sincerely,
 
Daeun Heo
Kyunghee University

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