Questions sent to ICNIRP Chairman Dr. Rodney Croft in Fall of 2020
Environmental Health Trust, 29 November 2020
In response to the below questions send in November 2020, Croft stated, “In terms of the questions that you sent before, as I advised before, I do not have time to address these within my University of Wollongong capacity. However, if you would like to request that ICNIRP comment on your questions that is fine. The best thing would be to submit the questions via the website (https://www.icnirp.org/en/contact/contact/index.html), or if you feel that you cannot restrict your questions to the required format, to contact the ICNIRP secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org). I would note though that some of the questions have been asked in a way that, in order to address them, would require a journal publication (or equivalent piece) to outline how science works and how the literature is put together to arrive at a conclusion, whereas others are of a form that would allow simple answers. As the former type would take a substantial amount of time to provide (if ICNIRP decided that it was sufficiently important to dedicate its resources to do so), given your timeline, you might like to consider asking questions that would make it possible for ICNIRP to answer quickly.”
1. Has the ICNIRP ever done a full review of the effects of radiofrequency to trees and plants? If so, are ICNIRP limits designed to protect trees and plants? Please note research showing impacts to plants and damage to trees from cell antennas (Waldmann Selsam 2016,Helmut 2016,Haggerty 2010, Halgamuge 2017, Pall 2016, Halgamuge and Davis 2019).
2. Has the ICNIRP ever done a full review of the effects of radiofrequency to bees and insects? If so, are ICNIRP limits designed to protect bees and insects? Please note research showing effect to bees after non ionizing electromagnetic radiation exposure such as inducing artificial worker piping (Favre, 2011), disrupting navigation abilities (Goldsworthy, 2009;Sainudeen, 2011; Kimmel et al., 2007) decreasing rate egg laying rate and reducing colony strength (Sharma and Kumar, 2010;Harst et al., 2006).