Dear Sir, Madam, Ladies and Gentlemen,
the following petition to your information and relief .
With kind regards,
Citizens' Initiative Omega (C.I.O.)
To: Dr Jong Wook Lee, Director-General, World Health Organization
Petition to the World Health Organization to remove Dr. Mike
Repacholi immediately from his position as General Coordinator
“International Electromagnetic Fields Project”
As you know WHO has built the highest possible reputation in public
health matters among the public and governments world wide and the EMF
Project will not be deviating from the sound science course that
sustains this high esteem, no matter what the pressures from self
interest groups or individuals. Louis appeals to people who do not
believe in the scientific method for resolving issues. He, like others
who are unable to argue a scientific case always claim WHO decisions
are industry biased
- a completely untrue position.” [our emphasis]
At the risk of pointing out the obvious, our criticism of WHO’s EMF
project has nothing to do with science per se, but how Mike Repacholi
sets policies based on the science - both what the science tells us
and, just as importantly, what it doesn’t tell us.
As we noted in the commentary, many national governments have looked at
the same body of scientific data and have promoted precautionary
policies. These include China, Italy, Switzerland and Russia. In
addition, expert panels in England, Germany and Russia have issued
advisories discouraging children from using mobile phones.
Perhaps, it is easier for Mike to single us out than to address those
who seek to protect the public health of well over a billion people,
including the national government of Switzerland, WHO’s host country.
As we have stated time and time again, the WHO should err on the side
of public health, not the interests of the wireless industry.
We, the undersigner, request from the WHO therefore for the reasons
mentioned to remove Dr. Mike Repacholi immediately from his position as
General Coordinator “International Electromagnetic Fields Project”
because his is causing a very big problem of public image to the WHO:
List of undersigner under