“It is not in the public’s interest to wait.”

These are the words from a panel of highly reputable international scientists in regards to establishing new safety limits for EMF exposure.

The Seletun Scientific panel met in Norway in November of 2009 for three days to discuss the health risks to the general population of growing electromagnetic field exposure.

The Seletun Scientific Panel Report includes Points of Agreement regarding the effects of EMFs and the implementing of precautionary methods to help lessen the health risks associated with exposure.

Here are some of the Points of Agreement reached by the scientists:

1. Global populations are not sufficiently protected from electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from emerging communication and data transmission technologies that are being deployed worldwide, affecting billions of people.

2. Sensitive populations (for example, the elderly, the ill, the genetically and/or immunologically challenged) and children and fetuses, may be additionally vulnerable to health risks; their exposures are largely involuntary…

3. It is well established that children are more vulnerable to health risks from environmental toxins in general.

4. It is established that the combined effects of chemical toxins and EMF together is greater than either exposure alone.

5. SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) is not an adequate approach to predict many important biological effects in studies that report increased risk for cancer, neurological diseases, impairments to immune function, fertility and reproduction, and neurological function.

6. EMF exposures should be reduced now rather than waiting for proof of harm before acting.

EMF exposure is a new type of environmental pollution that affects all people due to the growing amount of background radiation. Regulations regarding safety limits have been very permissive. Education is needed, as individuals need to understand the health risks involved in the technologies they are using and/or exposed to and the precautionary steps they can each take to protect themselves and their families from this invisible threat.

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