In een opgemaakte verklaring van drie organisaties uit Griekenland en Oostenrijk wordt ingegaan op de mogelijke gevaren van draadloze apparatuur.
In deze Nicosia Declaration worden ondermeer ook 16 tips gegeven om de blootstelling te verminderen.
- The Cyprus Medical Association,
- The Vienna/Austrian Medical Chambers and
- The Cyprus National Committee on Environment and Children's Health (NCECH)
hebben op 11 november 2017 op de bijeenkomst:
"The impact of non-ionization radiation on health: A Myth or an emerging medical challenge?"
De Nicosia Decalaration ondertekend:
In een aanvullend document worden 16 tips gegeven om blootstelling aan RF-velden te verminderen:
The main issues raised in the Declaration are:
Potential health Impacts of non ionizing radiation from EMF/RF include carcinogenicity (class 2b IARC 2011), develop mental neurotoxicity, effects on DNA, on fertility,hypersensitivity and other serious effects are well documented in peer reviewed studies and occurring at extremely lower levels than existing limits.
The fact that fetuses and children have delicate systems that direct the development of human life is reaffirmed. Despite scientific controversies substantial scientific evidence of risks for fetuses and children does exist, indicating damages that could be serious and in some cases irreversible.
This evidence is strong enough to support precautionary actions and to establish activities and rules for minimizing exposure as well as careful technology handling.
At the Policy level guidelines and regulatory standards need to be revised. In the meantime existing science based and biological relevant criteria must be applied to evaluate children’s exposure from devices or infrastructures.
Decision makers especially in Education and the Health Sector need to be aware of risks and the existing safe alternatives of the Technology, must consider adequately Health concerns, children’s vulnerability and support safe environments in schools, day-care and paediatric units.
They must promote age related rational application of digital technology. Wireless Networks should be prohibited in schools, particularly in preschools, kindergartens and elementary schools, where wired connections should be adopted. We ask them to follow the ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) principle and the Council of Europe Resolution 1815 to take all reasonable measures to reduce exposure to RFR
Exposure at home and schools (where children depending on their age spend at least 60-90% of their time) can and must be reduced by minimising the use of mobile phones and other wireless devices.
Medical professionals, especially paediatricians and obstetricians should be adequately educated
The public have the right to be fully informed about potential health risks from all wireless and EMF transmitting devices/infrastructures and educated on risk reduction strategies.Parents need to be empowered to demand a safe environment at home and schools