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03 August 2018

Physicians' Health Initiative for Radiation and Environment (PHIRE)

RE-POSTED:  3 August 2018

Physicians' Health Initiative for Radiation and Environment (PHIRE) -
Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe's site

Vulnerability in Children

Brain tumours have overtaken leukaemia as the leading cause of cancer deaths in children (both are associated with EMR exposure). Children today have an unprecedented exposure that is higher than that experienced any generation before them and they have been shown to absorb more radiation than adults.

  • A five year old can absorb sixty percent more microwave radiation than an adult and exposures in bone marrow can be up to ten times greater. Overall, they are more likely to suffer greater biological effects from EMR exposure because:
  • Children’s thinner skulls, and smaller bones allow greater absorption into bone and deeper tissues
  • Children’s brains (especially neonates) can have higher water content and so absorb more radiation
  • Children are smaller (a relatively higher proportion of their tissues may be closer to a point source)
  • Children have more vulnerable developing systems (e.g. neurological/reproductive)
  • Children have a longer time ahead for latent effects to manifest.

There is evidence that genetic damage caused by exposure within current guidelines may not only damage the exposed child, but also their offspring.


Founded by Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe, Physicians’ Health Initiative for Radiation and Environment (PHIRE) is an independent association of medical doctors and associated specialists assembled for the purposes of improving education regarding health effects of non-ionising radiation. We collate research produced globally on this issue, share and critique it and also conduct our own research.

We use the resulting knowledge to help educate ourselves and others, improve best practice guidance, and facilitate protection and support of vulnerable groups. We operate within the non-profit Radiation Research Trust (RRT Registered Charity # 1106304).

PHIRE welcomes new members (see ‘join’ page) of all backgrounds to join the free membership group that suits them in order to receive up to date information regarding this rapidly evolving subject and support PHIRE in their mission, should they wish.

If you wish to use any text, graphics or other resources from this site, please request permission from the relevant author who will be credited to that piece of work. Thank you. PHIRE is constantly uploading new material.

Present Agenda

1. Create guidance documents regarding use of power frequency and radiofrequency radiation in schools and other public areas frequented by vulnerable groups.

2. Support medical professionals, educators and parents in promoting electromagnetic health for children in school and home environments.

3. Achieve funding for research into Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS).

4. Research clinical characteristics of EHS and current diagnostic and management tools.

5. Provide advice to medical professionals regarding diagnosis and management of EHS and create formal guidance documents for consistent, state-of-the-art care.

6. Facilitate the construction of academic programs for medical professionals.

7. Provide, promote and support awareness campaigns and lectures to improve public education regarding current scientific understanding.

8. Optimise global academic connections for current knowledge sharing and research collaboration.

9. Make clear our concerns regarding current policy to PHE / DOH in the hope of constructive dialogue to optimise an improved and united approach.

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