Will it soon be too late? Cancer expected to increase by 70% in next 20 years according to WHO
by Olle Johansson, News Voice, 12 February 2014
DEBATE. The World Health Organization has released a bleak future forecast.
Today, various wireless devices flood our homes, schools and other workplaces. The issues around all of these sources of radiation are numerous. Adults are not at all certain that all this radiation is harmless, they are not at all sure that wireless technology is without risk. To this one can add numerous studies and investigations, expert reports and commentaries which in summary say that "there is a strong suspicion of damage."
These texts also emphasize the need for theuse of the Precautionary Principle and this even stronger after the WHO has classified radiofrequency electromagnetic fields - from mobile phones, tablets , etc. - as possibly carcinogenic (Class 2B). Thus, the idea that these techniques would be safe, we can immediately cross out - not even the WHO believes it - and they still have a category into which such proven safe exposures would fall (Class 4 - proven non-human carcinogen).
The question now is instead what we accept the risk to cost in terms of health care, disability and premature death.
It should be noted that this is an addition to the earlier (2001) WHO 2B cancer classification of power-frequency electromagnetic fields (thus including common household current ) - which are also emitted at high levels from handheld gadgets such as tablet devices (iPad etc.) and mobile phones - as a risk factor specifically for childhood leukemia. Given that in 2001 the WHO was already very close, voting 9 to 11, to move it to 2A (thus the higher cancer class ) and considering all the new knowledge that has accumulated since 2001, I maintain that today one should definitely classify the relationship between childhood leukemia and power-frequency electromagnetic fields in the much more serious 2A ("probably carcinogenic") category.
Olle Johansson is Associate Professor and Assistant Professor in Neuroscience at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm. From the original in Swedish published 12 Feb. 2014 by Newsvoice, “Snart för sent? Cancern förväntas öka med 70% nästa 20 år enligt WHO” (”Soon too late? Cancer is supposed to increase by 70% during the next 20 years according to WHO”).
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