Childhood Cancer 2012 conference in London, UK

updated 1.05.2012 at 11:50 and at 14:05

Last week I participated in the Childhood Cancer 2012 conference organized by the Children with Cancer charity in London, UK.

It was an excellent conference, coveryng broad variety of issues. Hopefully soon the presentations, that were streamed live on internet, will be available for viewing again.

In the meanwhile, those interested may view slides from my own presentation here: Leszczynski Childhood Cancer 2012

Audio of my talk is available here, thanks to Mr. Henrik Eirikson: http://www.mast-victims.org/resources/audio/leszczynski-childhood-cancer-conf-25-04-2012.mp3

Following my talk, I received, from the prominent ICNIRP Main Committee member, the following evaluation of my presentation:

“I think you should get a new job!
You are wasting your time and ours!”

Someone else commented that I “should be proud of such evaluation”.

Well, my only reason for doing what I am doing is to provide general public with as unbiased information as possible. Coin has two sides…

Slide that clarifies my last statement in London presentation slides about the Precutionary Principle recommendation:

The conference generated also some interest in the news media. Some examples still available on-line:

Sunday Express Sunday 22nd April http://www.express.co.uk/features/view/315856/Is-your-child-s-mobile-giving-them-cancer-

Independent Monday 23rd April http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/a-close-call-why-the-jury-is-still-out-on-mobile-phones-7670543.html

Daily Mail Tuesday 24th April http://m.dailymail.co.uk/mobile/news/article.html?articleID=2134382

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22 thoughts on “Childhood Cancer 2012 conference in London, UK

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  3. Darius when you meen new studies like “SAR simulationfor chiral waves in head model” Torres and Zamorano I agree but otherwise Kane s book is the best book I read about the problem. SO it is very important that this book is read by a large number of people. Kane wrote this book to warn us. He died of brain tumour and as he work for the industry he was well informed.

    Never mind I like your work and person

    Sibylle

  4. Michael, it is an old book that would need to be updated using present day science.

  5. Dear Darius,

    I fail to see how a book about brain cancer and mobile phones isn’t directly related to the topic, at least we should let the readers decide if it is useful or not?

    It seems childhood cancer includes brain cancer, whether from direct exposure to EMFs or second hand radiation (passive mobile phone radiation for instance). I see lots of mothers with their babies in the baby buggy, using their mobile phone. Now the baby is certainly in the near zone, which from my understanding is the most dangerous, as the magnetic radiation will saturate deeply in the body!

    This is a point were precaution would be really necessary, albeit reading the above book would inform people better what they are really doing.

    Best regards

    Michael Heiming

  6. Michael Hemming, I removed link to the book because it is not directly related to the topic of the current posting. I am trying to limit to the minimum links not directly related to the topic of post. It is not “conspiracy” it is just practical reason.

  7. Hi Darius!

    Thx for the article, I was impressed you were among the few ones on the Lyon IARC meeting which put EMFs into 2b (possible carcinogen) who demanded 2a (probably carcinogen), at least you said so in this conference?

    Anyway, it would be great to have all the videos of the conference online available, as it was quite some stuff & time to follow all live on a PC, also many EHS people can’t use a PC for hours and hours, but need to take a rest.

    Best regards

    Michael Heiming

  8. The telecommunications industry claiming “lack of scientific consensus” on the connection between microwave radiation and cancer is analogous to the fossil fuel industry claiming for decades no connection between use of their products and climate change. The industry has carried out a deliberate campaign of obfuscation, influence-peddling at the highest levels (ICNIRP, WHO, etc.) and corruption of the scientific process of data evaluation. By now (and since the early ’70s research done by the US Naval Research Institute) there is PLENTY of evidence to AT LEAST call for a moratorium on the use of these products until they can be engineered for human health and safety, i.e. application of the Precautionary Principle.

  9. I followed the conference with interest via the feed and would like to thank you for sharing with us the finer details of the lyon get together.

    all the best

    panayis zambellis luton uk

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  11. Sir, that’s not even the saddest part. The truly unbelievable part is that ICNIRP members, like Swerdlow are in a position where they advise Governments on the adequacy of the same exposure guidelines that they’ve set.
    Same situation with Anders Ahlbom, being with ICNIRP while advising the Swedish Government and EU Commission on matters concerning the guidelines.
    Only last year the public learned that Swerdlow has financial interest in the wireless industry – something that ICNIRP founder, Mike Repacholi, had sworn to a Senate couldn’t happen.
    And at the same time we learned about Swerdlow, Ahlbom got axed from IARC panel because he “forgot” to declare that he was on the board of a telecom lobby group.
    Why the press isn’t all over them, I simply can’t understand…

  12. Henrik, thanks for the clarification. Sadly, I am of similar opinion. Sadly – because ICNIRP is a main player and “decides” about our safety standards.

  13. Yes Sir, when I say that “ICNIRP is a groupthink tank” I mean that they are a private club that picks it own members and those members only corroborate each others views and research. They seem to suffer from a psychological condition called “groupthink”. On top of that, they have the arrogance to imply that their view is the only correct view.

  14. Henrik, could you be more specific and/or elaborate more? Your comment that ‘ICNIRIP is a groupthink tank’ is not easily understandable.

  15. Graham, the ICNIRP member’s comment feels like a statement that ICNIRP has a monopoly on correct information and anyone who disagrees is wasting everyone’s time. Unfortunately it is not so. ICNIRP is indeed “an exclusive private club” but it is not the only source of the expertise. There is plenty of good expertise outside of this private club.

  16. “Well, my only reason for doing what I am doing is to provide general public with as unbiased information as possible. Coin has two sides…”

    Thank you for this very important doing in a “jungle” of a lot of misleading websites on this subject.

    Keep up this good work, who surely waste a lot of your time and I hope you are successful in your doing.

  17. It was great to see you at the conference Dariusz. I’m genuinely surprised by the comment from the ICNIRP member – Not that he was displeased with some of your comments, but that his response was one of wasting everybody’s time. I can’t even fathom why a presentation that was urging further research on replicating studies areas that are still very unclear regarding RF EMFs (in this case, mechanistic work) could be considered a waste of time.

    Keep up the good fight and all that!

    Best Regards,
    – Graham

    PS A full interactive stream of the presentation including video, audio, and slides should be available within the fortnight hopefully

  18. Henrik, thank you very much for the audio links. I added the link to audio of my talk to my post. Now readers have both, slides and audio… Video will come later…

  19. Dear Prof. Leszczynski, I captured the audio from your talk. You can download it from here:
    [audio src="http://www.mast-victims.org/resources/audio/leszczynski-childhood-cancer-conf-25-04-2012.mp3" /]

    Also, Elizabeth Cardis’ talk is here:
    [audio src="http://www.mast-victims.org/resources/audio/cardis-childhood-cancer-conf-25-04-2012.mp3" /]

    Both include the questions from audience.

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