On November 28, 2017 I will lecture for The Finnish Society for Natural Philosophy.
Place: Tieteiden talo, room 104 (Kirkkokatu 6, 00170 Helsinki)
Time: Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017; 18:15-20:00
Lecture in English; Q&A in English & Finnish
Wireless Radiation and Health: The Past, The Present and The Future
Dariusz Leszczynski*, PhD, DSc, Dosentti
University of Helsinki, Finland & Frontiers, Lausanne, Switzerland
* Member of the IARC Working Group that classified wireless radiation as a possible human carcinogen
In 2011, I was one of the 30 experts, invited by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), who classified radiation emitted by the wireless communication devices and networks as a possible human carcinogen. Since then, several new studies have been published and the current scientific evidence suggests that the radiation emitted by the wireless communication devices and networks could be re-classified as a probable human carcinogen. The available evidence of health risk suggests that the current safety limits are insufficient to protect users’ health. The problem of possible/probable health risk will be further amplified by the oncoming introduction of the 5th Generation (5G) of the wireless communication devices and networks that will facilitate the development of the Internet of Things (IoT). Radiation emitted by the 5G technology, the millimeter-waves, is different from the radiation emitted by the currently used 3G and 4G technology in the manner how millimeter-waves penetrate and interact with the human body. We have no reliable scientific knowledge what, if any, biological and health effects the millimeter-wave radiation will cause. Appropriate research has not be performed yet.
In this situation of the continuing scientific uncertainty, it is prudent to call for the implementation of the Precautionary Principle and to call for a temporary moratorium on introduction of 5G and IoT, until the appropriate health risk evaluation human volunteer and animal toxicology studies are executed.