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03 April 2018

[Press release] Link Confirmed between Mobile Phone Radiation and Appearance of Cancers

[Press release] Link confirmed between mobile phone radiation and appearance of cancers 
Association Alerte Phonegate, April 3, 2018

The U.S. Government invited a group of eleven international experts to participate in the Peer Review, held March 26-28, 2018, in Durham (North Carolina), of the $25 million U.S. Government National Toxicology Program (NTP) study of mobile phone radiation in animals.

The scientists concluded there is “clear evidence” linking mobile phone radiation to the development of cancers in rats. After a three-day review of the study data, they voted to strengthen the conclusions that mobile phone radiation (GSM and CDMA) causes health effects in rats and mice exposed to this radiation.

The panel of scientists stated that there is evidence of an association between some tumors of the heart and brain and mobile phone radiation in large-scale animal studies.
Read the press release of our U.S.partner, the Environmental Health Trust.

Representing "Alerte Phonegate", Dr. Marc Arazi, President of the association, came to testify: "In terms of real use, in particular in contact with the body, almost all of our mobile phones expose us to levels 2 to 10 times higher than the limits allowed by the regulations to protect our health. These results are based on tests conducted between 2012 and 2016 by the French National Frequencies Agency on nearly 400 of the best-selling mobile phones in Europe and are at the origin of the international health and industrial scandal called Phonegate. We have all been exposed for more than 20 years to the same and even often higher levels to those studied on rats and mice in the context of the NTP study."
Intervention before the NTP

Following three days of technical and scientific debates and the revelations about the massive overexposure of hundreds of millions of users, Dr. John Bucher gave advice in front of reporters on how to protect users from exposure to radiation by keeping the phone at a distance from the body. This is a definite step forward and a strong signal to the regulators, manufacturers and public authorities.
See Dr. Bucher’s statement on YouTube. 

On her part, Dr. Annie Sasco, physician and epidemiologist, former Chief of the Research Unit of Epidemiology for Cancer Prevention at the International Agency for Research on Cancer of the World Health Organization (IARC-WHO), was also present and intervened during the hearing. Upon her return to France, she concluded, "It will soon be 10 years that I, along with other physicians and scientists, have been calling for precaution when using cell phones. In 2011, the IARC concluded that exposure to electromagnetic fields is a possible human carcinogen. Since then, more epidemiological studies have confirmed the risk of brain tumors for the heaviest users. On March 28, 2018, the external reviewers of the NTP study voted in favor of increasing the level of evidence of carcinogenicity for several tumors and also noted other negative health effects in particular for the heart. Now more than ever it is time for action to protect the health of populations and in particular children."

The question that now arises is: how many hundreds of thousands and millions of people are suffering from various pathologies, including the aggressive brain cancer (glioblastoma), that might possibly be linked to the carcinogenic effects of radiation and how, at the same time, the complete failure of the international regulatory system has allowed placing mobile phones on the market that are dangerous to the health of users, especially children."
Doubling of glioblastomas in England between 1975 and 2015. 

We must certainly consider adding the nearly 5% of people identified as electrohypersensitive in France. This represents for our country alone more than 3 million people who are more or less severely disabled in their daily lives by electrohypersensitivity, as confirmed by the most recent report from the French National Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES), even though the link between exposure to radiofrequencies has not yet been considered as scientifically proven by this agency.

In view of the public health issues, we are asking the Minister of the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, Nicolas Hulot, and the Minister of Solidarity and Health, Agnès Buzyn, to meet with us to consider actions for informing and protecting mobile phone users in both France and in Europe.

Contact : Dr, Marc Arazi, President "Alerte Phonegate":
Email contact: contact@phonegatealert.org

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