NTP onderzoek - documenten
Het U.S. National Toxicology Program - onderzoek zal de komende maanden een zeer belangrijke rol spelen in de discussie over de veiligheid van draadloze zendtechnieken als CDMA, GSM (en zo ook UMTS, WI-FI enz.)
Hier zal een overzicht worden bijgehouden van belangrijke documenten, artikelen en commentaren.
Alhoewel het publiceren van de eindresultaten van de complete NTP studie gepland zijn medio 2017 zijn er al resultaten gepubliceerd van een deel van de onderzoeken die zijn gedaan.
Een kort overzicht van de bevindingen van dit (deel) onderzoek:
"A major U.S. government study on rats has found a link between cellphones and cancer, an explosive finding in the long-running debate about whether mobile phones cause health effects.
The multiyear, peer-reviewed study, by the National Toxicology Program, found "low incidences" of two types of tumors in male rats that were exposed to the type of radio frequencies that are commonly emitted by cellphones. The tumors were gliomas, which are in the glial cells of the brain, and schwannomas of the heart.
"Given the widespread global usage of mobile communications among users of all ages, even a very small increase in the incidence of disease resulting from exposure to [radio-frequency radiation] could have broad implications for public health," according to a report of partial findings from the study, which was released late Thursday.."
Dit NTR onderzoeksrapport is te vinden op:
Audiobriefing aan de media over het NTP onderzoek:
Nieuwe webpagina van het NTP over dit onderzoek genaamd "Cellphones" :
Artikelen / Blogs:
Reacties diverse instanties:
American Cancer Society: https://acspressroom.wordpress.com/2016/05/27/ntpcellphones/
Uitspraken diverse experts:
Chris Portier, a former associate director of the NTP:
*-The findings should be a wake-up call for the scientific establishment, according to Portier, who is now a contributing scientist at the Environmental Defense Fund. "I think this is a game changer," he said. "We seriously have to look at this issue again in considerable detail."
"The NTP does the best animal bioassays in the word," Portier added. "Their reputation is stellar. So if they are telling us this was positive in this study, that's a concern."
*-"There are arguments in the literature now that we are at the beginning of an epidemic of cancers,"
Ron Melnick, a former National Toxicology Program researcher who worked on early stages of the study before his retirement, told the Wall Street Journal:
'Where people were saying there's no risk, I think this ends that kind of statement.'
Louis Slesin of Microwave News believes that the cell phone controversy will never be the same again because the study contradicts conventional wisdom that such health effects are impossible.
David Carpenter is director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University of Albany and on the Medical Advisory Board of the Center for Safer Wireless.
"This is a game changer, there is no question," he said. "It confirms what we have been seeing for many years - though now we have evidence in animals as well as in humans." Carpenter went on to add, "The NTP has the credibility of the federal government. It will be very difficult for the naysayers to deny the association any longer."
"Such positive results ... suggest that human health might be in some danger," Dariusz Leszczynski, a Finnish researcher who focuses on radiation and health said in an email. "The human health risk might not only be possible but it might rather be probable, in language of the IARC cell phone radiation could be upgraded from group 2B to group 2A."
The Center for Safer Wireless believes the NTP study offers more credible evidence that products emitting pulsed radiofrequency radiation can cause health effects. We think everyone should take precautions when using wireless devices such as cellphones, iPads, tablets, laptops, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth etc.