THE RIGHT TO HEALTH
On Saturday, June 16, 2018, a human chain will be formed across the city of Segovia, Spain. This event will occur after a day of presentations by scientists from Spain, France, Canada, and the United States. Following this event, on June 17, there will be a day of conversation, round tables, and workshops.
This event is sponsored by Electro y Químico Sensibles por el Derecho a la Salud (EQSDS). The agenda, as well as information about location and registration, are available on their website at present only in Spanish, at https://www.stop5g.electroyquimicosensibles.org. I have translated the flier and description into English, below.
09:30-14:00 PRESENTATIONS OF SCIENTISTS
“Changes that occur in models of population exposure in the new 5G system”, Dr. Unturbe Ceferino Maestu, Director of the Bioelectromagnetics Laboratory, Center for Biomedical Technology, Polytechnic University of Madrid.
“Effects of electromagnetic radiation of mobile telephony on the environment (especially animals and trees)”, Alfonso Balmori, Biologist, Independent researcher on the effects of electromagnetic radiation on living beings. Scientific adviser and member of AVAATE.
“The effect on human health of exposure to nonionizing electromagnetic fields”, David O. Carpenter, MD, Director, Institute for Health and the Environment, collaborating institution with the World Health Organization, University at Albany, United States.*
“Electromagnetic pollution and electrohypersensitivity: the coming tsunami”, Magda Havas, BSc, PhD, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and Natural Resources, Trent University, Canada.*
“Electromagnetic fields and not health: what you need to know about the risk of cancer and the evaluation scales for carcinogenicity of the International Agency for Research on Cancer of the World Health Organization”, Annie Sasco, MD, MPH, SM, DrPH, Former Director of the Epidemiology Unit for the Prevention of Cancer, International Agency for research on Cancer (IARC) and former Director of Research at INSERM (National Institute of Health and Medical Research, France), University of Bordeaux, France.
* There will be simultaneous translation for lectures in English
19:30 HUMAN CHAIN to Stop 5G
10:00-19:30 CONVERSATIONS / ROUND TABLES / WORKSHOPS
FINCA CAMPONUEVO, San Garcia
Topics of interest to people affected by any syndrome of central sensitization: fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivity, electrosensitivity. Exchange of information and experiences among affected individuals and doctors.
Associations / Activism
Round table: Experiences and expectations of associations that work from an integrated point of view.
Round table: Stop 5G, PECCEM, European associations
Round table: Legal questions – rights of the disabled
EHS, Electromagnetic pollution
Workshop: EMF effects. How to protect oneself. Measuring equipment. Shielding. Smart meters.
Qigong: strengthening the immune system
Jin Shin Jyutsu: unblocking and regulating the circulation of energy
Fermented foods for health
Organized by: Electro y Químico Sensibles por el Derecho a la Salud (EQSDS) (ElectrIcally and Chemically Sensitives for the Right to Health), www.electroyquimicosensibles.org
The risks to health from nonionizing electromagnetic fields are controversial.
However, the scientific evidence that indicates grave dangers continues to grow: increase in the risk of cancer, infertility, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, electrohypersensitivity…
In recent years we have seen accusations by citizens groups and by scientists, researchers and experts (independent of industry) about conflicts of interest of the committees that decide on the permitted levels to which the entire population is exposed.
According to many experts more and more research points to the necessity to upgrade the classification of radio frequency radiation as a carcinogen to 2A or even to 1.
(Mobile telephony, WiFi, cordless telephones…) This together with evidence of important nonthermal biological effects reinforces the need to apply the precautionary principle in relation to lowering the levels of exposure, with special attention to the most vulnerable groups such as children.
In contrast, the march toward 5G technology involves a radical increase of levels of electromagnetic pollution. Therefore 180 doctors and scientists from 36 countries have written a letter to the European Union demanding a moratorium on its implementation.
Meanwhile the industry tries to make its message about lack of harm prevail through large investments in the media and in ill-concealed lobbying.
We think this at least merits a profound public debate.
Therefore with Saturday’s program we wish to give voice to the point of view of scientists and independent experts with the hope of stimulating a look that is critical as well as scientific that expands the tools that we have as a society to invest in a healthful technology.