|Betreff: Repacholi's respose about Microwave News commentary|
|Von: Iris Atzmon
|Datum: Sat, 9 Jul 2005 09:31:29 +0200 (Jerusalem Standard Time)|
Omega see also http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=Repacholi
From: Hans Karow
Date: 07/09/05 04:16:32Subject: Fw: MWN Commentary July 5 2005 your position please
I suggest to read first MicroWaveNews Dr. Louis Slesin's July 5, 2005 Commentary in http://www.microwavenews.com/fromthefield.html#whoottawa
following is a response of World Health Organisation Dr. Michael Repacholi position to Dr. Slesin's Commentary.
Dr. Repacholi is head/coordinator, Radiation & Environmental Health
Protection of the Human Environment, WHO
----- Original Message -----
From: Repacholi, Michael Harry
To: Hans Karow
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org ; Leeka Kheifets
Sent: Thursday, July 07, 2005 2:09 AM
Subject: RE: MWN Commentary July 5 2005 your position please
Thank you for sending on the commentary from Louis Slesin. Unfortunately Louis has always been a critic of what WHO is trying to achieve…. and that is to assess the science in a scientific and unbiased way using criteria that WHO has applied for almost 60 years. 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 Legal Department has clear rules for funding and inputs to the health risk assessment process. WHO scientists working on the EMF Project are and will continue to be unswayed by any special interest group as long as I have input to the process.
to the WHO message on the use of precaution, our message is clear. As
outlined in our Fact Sheet on mobile phones (see: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs193/en/)
it states: If individuals are concerned, they might choose to limit
their own or their children's' RF exposure by limiting the length of
calls, or using "hands-free" devices to keep mobile phones away from
the head and body. WHO is promoting precaution and particularly the
reduction of exposure through its Policy Framework. The
to your own situation, WHO held a workshop in
Omega see also http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=Prague
I have met many people with your condition and I do sympathise hugely with your plight because I know how much it affects people and that the symptoms suffered are real. However, the conclusion of the WHO workshop, and a recent solid review of the science, was that there is no evidence to suggest your condition is caused by exposure to EMF. Given the lack of evidence to show a causal relationship between your symptoms and EMF, it is important to communicate this message instead of continuing the myth that low-level EMF is causing various symptoms that may be due to other causes. WHO will be coming out with more information on this very soon.
If I can provide any further information please do not hesitate to contact me.
From: Hans Karow
Dear Dr. Repacholi,
re: Dr. Louis Slesin's July 5, 2005 Commentary in MicroWaveNews
For your information, I am electro-sensitive and thanks to self-educating myself via some independent EMF/EMR experts and their web sites with my precautionary approach I am able to reduce -wherever circumstances allow me- my suffering due to EMF/EMR induced biological effects, however I do not have any control over radio/microwave radiation I am involuntarily exposed to. As far as I know and I have been informed by both sides of the controversial EMF/EMR issue, there have been not yet established/determined safe levels of EMF/EMR exposure levels.
My electro-sensitivity I can probably blame due to the fact that during my childhood I slept with my head against a "power wall" (main power panel). I am still investigating whether my leukopenia is also a result of this early childhood exposure.
Since the introduction of
the cell-phone industry here in the
Again, I kindly ask you for your position with regards Dr. Slesins July 5, 2005 Commentary.
Thank you very much in advance,
[[[[original attached MWN/Dr. Slesin's Commentary detached in this e-mail, see web site above, Hans]]]]]]