Public Health Resolutions


Resolutions, Declarations & Appeals

Below is a selection of resolutions, declarations and appeals by physicians, scientific groups and governments around the globe warning of risks from electromagnetic fields.

We present this list here to give a sense of the many unheeded warnings about cell phone and wireless technologies over two decades. Please send in any updates and missing links to [email protected], if you have them.
1997 – Boston Physicians’ and Scientists Petition

1998 – Vienna Resolution

2000 – Salzburg Resolution

2000 – Stewart Report, UK, The Independent Expert Group on Mobile Phones (IEGMP) produced a report, Mobile Phones and Health

2002 – Declaration of Alcalá

2002 – Catania Resolution, Italy

2002 – Freiburger Appeal, Germany (signed by 3,000 doctors)

2004 – World Health Organization, Workshop on ElectroSensitivity, Czech Republic

2004 – International Association of Fire Fighters

2004 – Bamberger Appeal

2005 – Salzburg, Austria: Banned Wi-Fi in schools and nurseries.

2005 – Irish Doctors’ Environmental Association (IDEA), Ireland

2005 – Helsinki Appeal, Finland

2006 – Benevento Resolution, Italy

2007 – German federal government warning to keep WiFi exposure as low as possible

2007 – Brussels Appeal

2007European Environmental Agency calls for immediate action to reduce exposure to radiation from Wi-Fi, mobile phones and their masts.

2007 – Voice (UK Teachers Union) Calls for ban on Wi-Fi in schools.

2007, 2012 – BioInitiative Report and recommended exposure guidelines

2008Progressive Librarians Guild recommends against wireless technology in libraries.

2008 – Berlin Appeal

2008Russian National Committee for Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection warns cell phones are unsafe. Children under 16, pregnant women, epileptics, and people with memory loss, sleep disorders and neurological diseases should not use cell phones.

2008University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute Children should never use a cell phone except in an emergency.

2008 – Venice Appeal, Italy

2009 – U.S. President’s Cancer Panel report, Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk, What We Can Do Now

2009Irish Doctors Environmental Association: Warns that current safety guidelines are “not appropriate.”

2009 – Cell Phones and Brian Tumors: 15 Reasons for Concern, USA

2009 – Paris Appeal

2009 – London Resolution

2009 – Porto Alegre Resolution

2009 – European Parliament EMF Resolution

2009 – Dutch Appeal

2010 – Copenhagen Resolution

2011 – Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (RNCNIRP), “Electromagnetic Fields from Mobile Phones: Health Effects on Children and Teenagers”

2011 – Seletun Scientific Statement

2011 – U.K. Department of Health advisory for children to use mobile phones only for essential and short calls

2011 – Parliamentary Assembly Council of Europe, Resolution 1815, Potential Dangers of Electromagnetic Fields and their effect on the Environment

2011 – WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies radiofrequency radiation used in wireless tech as a Group 2B Possible Carcinogen

2012 – International Doctors Appeal

2012 – Guideline of the Austrian Medical Association for the diagnoses and treatment of EMF-related health problems and illnesses

2012 Ontario English Catholic Teacher’s Association representing 45,000 teachers, calls for ban on new Wi-Fi installations in the province’s 1,400-plus Catholic schools and advocates for hard-wired computers in all new schools.

2012 Austrian Medical Association (ÖAK) releases guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of health problems caused by exposure to electromagnetic fields.

2013 – American Academy of Environmental Medicine Open Letter to Superintendents of School Districts, supporting wired internet connection

2013 – American Academy of Pediatrics, recommends reassessment of radiation standards for cell phones and wireless devices and adoption of guidelines that are protective of children and reflective of current use patterns.

2013 – Potenza Picena Resolution, Italy

2013Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario, representing 76,000 teachers, recommends cell phones be turned off in classrooms, and that WiFi transmitters be labeled as part of a hazard control program.

2013 Supreme Court of India upholds a decision of the High Court of the State of Rajasthan to remove all cell towers from the vicinity of schools, colleges, hospitals and playgrounds because of radiation “hazardous to life.” The over 200-page November 27, 2012 Rajasthan decision reviews worldwide evidence that cell towers are harming human beings and wildlife.

2013 City of Mumbai, India adopts a policy prohibiting cell towers on schools, colleges, hospitals, orphanages, and juvenile correction homes; prohibiting nearby antennas from being directed toward such buildings; and requiring that antennas on such buildings be removed. The policy also requires the approval of 70% of the residents of an apartment or condominium building, and the approval of 100% of the residents of the top floor, before antennas are installed on the roof.

2014 – Canadian Physicians Declaration

2014 – Scientists Appeal to Health Canada

2015 – International EMF Scientist Appeal to United Nations

2016 – EUROPAEM EMF Guideline 2016 for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of EMF-related health problems and illnesses

2016 – American Academy of Pediatrics, Recommendations for Parents to Minimize Cell Phone and Wireless Risks to Children

2018 – International Appeal, Stop 5G on Earth and Space

2018 – EU 5G Appeal

Please see “How are Other Countries Protecting People?” for detail on what is happening on this subject in two dozen countries.

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