Thailand’s request to the WHO to clarify whether cell tower radiation is carcinogenic

Today’s Thailand’s ‘Bangkok Post‘ has published an article “NBTC asks WHO for clarity on telecom base health risks“.

There is no word yet as to what the WHO response might be.

However, if any response comes out of the WHO, it will be an interesting and important case. Once publicized, the response will become the official “judgement opinion” on the carcinogenicity of the cell tower-emitted radiation that will be used by both, governments and telecoms, to fight off any opposition to sitting cell towers.

Few interesting quotes from the ‘Bangkok Post’ article:

“…Takorn Tantasith, secretary-general of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), submitted an official letter to WHO last month urging it to address the concern and confusion…”

“…With the rapid growth of new site installations, the general public has expressed concerns about possible health risks caused by exposure to radio-frequency electromagnetic fields emitted by base station…”

“…In some areas, locals protest the installation of base stations located in their communities despite needing to use 3G or 4G devices…”

“…Symptoms caused by radio-frequency exposure, as specified in the complaints, include fatigue, tiredness, headache, tinnitus, insomnia, stressed, vomiting and anxiety due to a fear of cancer in some cases, mobile phone base stations were blamed as a possible cause of cancer…”

…and a serious complaint about the inability of the WHO International EMF Project to finalize its opinion about RF-EMF and health:

“…Finally from WHO, a promised study by the cooperating International Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) Project, due in 2016, appears to have been cancelled, or perhaps is still in production…”

The full article is available here.

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3 thoughts on “Thailand’s request to the WHO to clarify whether cell tower radiation is carcinogenic

  1. Yes, it will be a very interesting answer , defining the position of WHO on the matter of radiofrequency exposure and human health.

  2. Indeed it might very well happen. The WHO International EMF Project has “fancy and impressive” name but only a single employee – Emilie van Deventer, an engineer with no practical expertise in biomedical questions. So, whatever “opinion”, if any, will come out of the WHO in response to Thailand’s inquiry will be opinion of the ICNIRP and likely supplemented with the opinion of Mike Repacholi… and this opinion we know very well already.

  3. No doubt the WHO will dredge up Michael Repacholi from his old age retirement home in Geneva to tell the folks at the NBTC that tower base station emissions are perfectly safe, so no need to worry. (Lol)

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