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SCENIHR! mem"er #r Hansson $ild e%&oses control of science within the SCENIHR grou&' SCENIHR e%cluded many studies from the latest scientific re(iew) including fi(e studies "y the Hardell *rou&) &u"lished in +,-.' /t the same time SCENIHR is e%cluding #r' $ild0s key scientific &a&ers) "ut then &romoting his &artici&ation as gi(ing "alance and trans&arency to this &rocess' These studies are the longest studies on mo"ile &hones and "rain cancer' The UK Radiation Research Trust and the Bioinitiati(e workgrou& has raised this com&laint directly with the /cting #irector at the EU Commission and are calling all &oliticians to raise this issue at the highest le(el as many li(es are at risk and the &u"lic ha(e a right to know' The RRT is also a&&ealing to the media to alert the &u"lic as a matter of urgency' See letters of com&laint from the UK Radiation Research Trust and the Bioinitiati(e workgrou& to 1ohn Ryan) /cting #irector of the 2u"lic Health #irectorate at the EU Commission See enclosed letters from the Radiation Research Trust and the Bioinitiati(e workgrou& to the Euro&ean Commission +3th /&ril) +,-4 1ohn 5' Ryan) /cting #irector 2u"lic Health #irectorate) Health and Consumers #irectorate *eneral Euro&ean Commission) 6 7 +8+, 6u%em"ourg SCENIHR Re&ort on 2otential Health Effects of E%&osure to Electromagnetic 5ields E$5! Sent (ia email #ear 1ohn Thank you for your res&onse (ia email on ++nd /&ril' I a&&reciate your su&&ort for SCENIHR) howe(er this grou& along with other "odies such as ICNIR2) IEEE and 2u"lic Health England are failing to acknowledge and acce&t &eer9re(iewed research if it does not meet with their a&&ro(al or understanding' I ha(e engaged with all sides of the de"ate for many years in the ho&e that we can find a way forward together' Howe(er) the di(ision "etween "oth sides of the de"ate is "ecoming greater and leading to stronger o&&osition from "oth sides' It is an im&asse that lea(es &ri(ate citi:ens at risk) and we must make e(ery effort to root out undue influence from the industry whose &rofits are affected "y decisions made "y committee0s like SCENIHR' / "ody is not truly ;inde&endent; if financial ties can "e made "y the affected industry to committee mem"er s!' There should "e no &lace for financial influence in science) "ut sadly there is) and with &otentially de(astating long9 term conse<uences for our citi:ens' I was &leased to see #r K=ell Hansson $ild as a mem"er of the E$5 working grou& and realise he is the co9author of the Hardell &a&ers' Howe(er) I am sure you will agree that his a&&ointment to SCENIHR is only worthwhile if his o&inion and work is taken into account and I <uestion if that was the case as it was clear during the e(ent in /thens that the im&ortant Hardell +,-. &a&ers were re=ected "y SCENIHR' I therefore call on the EU Commission to in(estigate whether there has "een any misuse of authority when selecting and re=ecting im&ortant &a&ers for re(iew' >ne scientist does not &romise true ;inde&endence; for the grou& as a whole' The inde&endence of SCENIHR has "een "rought into <uestion for many years "y mem"ers of the &u"lic) doctors) scientists and &oliticians' I would like to highlight se(eral e%am&les'
2lease see attached a recent re&ort from the Swedish Radiation 2rotection 5oundation' This re&ort clearly states that SCENIHR &ro(ided false) inaccurate) misleading and "iased information and is claiming scientific fraud with a call for the re&ort to "e re(ised and su"mitted to a new grou& of e%&erts that are ca&a"le of &resenting an o"=ecti(e and accurate re&ort of what science has shown a"out health risks' Serious allegations of corru&tion need to "e in(estigated as a matter of urgency' ?e a&&ear to "e wasting &u"lic money on "iased re&orts and delaying urgent action to im&lement the &recautionary warnings that are urgently needed to &rotect &u"lic health' I would also like to draw your attention to <uestions raised on -@th $arch) +,,8 "y Christel Scaldemose to the Commission' These <uestions raise concerns regarding the Inde&endence of e%&erts on the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks' The Commission is challenged on whether these e%&erts) who were in(ol(ed in esta"lishing the limits (alues working with ICNIR2) can "e regarded as im&artial and inde&endent' Christel Scaldemose also asked what measures will the EU Commission take to find a "etter "alance "etween critical and uncritical researchers' #ownload hereA htt&ABBwww'euro&arl'euro&a'euBsidesBget#oc'doC ty&eD?EFreferenceD29+,,89-34.FlanguageDEN In addition) #r Caroline 6ucas launched an /lternati(e Resolution to the +,,8 Ries Re&ort on GHeath concerns associated with E$5s'H The *reensBE5/ grou& raised the urgent alternati(e motion see attachment! as the Ries Re&ort was forced to include a late amendment calling for SCENIHR to re(iew the scientific ade<uacy of E$5 limits' The *reen 2arty therefore su"mitted the /lternati(e Resolution) deleting the &aragra&h calling for SCENIHR to undertake the re(iew' There was no dou"t that this contro(ersial last9minute amendment gi(ing SCENIHR such authority would o(erride e%cellent recommendations and &recautionary measures contained within the Ries Re&ort due to the &redicta"le and "iased nature of re&orting from SCENIHR' Sadly it was too late and the Reis Re&ort containing the contro(ersial amendment calling for the re(iew was &ut forward and ado&ted "y $E2s with II8 (oting for and ++ against and 3 a"stentions' #ownload the re&ort with the late amendment listed as num"er - within the following Te%t' #ownload hereA htt&ABBwww'euro&arl'euro&a'euBsidesBget#oc'doCty&eDT/FlanguageDENFreferenceD2@9T/9+,,89 ,+-@ I feared that we would face the current situation that we are seeing today as a result of that late amendment and we are now witnessing another &u"licly funded "iased re&ort "y SCENIHR at the cost of wasted money) "ut more im&ortantly at the &ossi"le cost of many li(es' #is&lays of arrogance) "iased) misleading and scientific fraudulent re&orting as highlighted "y the Swedish Radiation 2rotection 5oundation is not acce&ta"le' I would like to remind the EU Commission of the o&ening address in /thens from $arian Harkin $E2 e%&ressing the need for a re(iew of u& to date e(idence and the need for accounta"ility' She stressed im&ortance of o&enness towards lo""ying and di(erse o&inions and the need for trans&arency and inclusion of all stakeholders' She reminded the EU Commission and SCENIHR that &u"lic consultation should not sim&ly "e a "o% ticking e%ercise and that consultation is only meaningful if addressing negati(e outcomes along with re&orts that ha(e &ositi(e outcomes' 5urthermore and &erha&s most &rofoundly) she ga(e the stark reminder that I,, million citi:ens are relying on SCENIHRJs re(iew' I ha(e no dou"t that $arian Harkin along with many $E2s and millions of citi:ens throughout the EU and the world will "e disa&&ointed to hear that SCENIHR failed with this task and their res&onsi"ility towards accurate re&orting' Ket greater than my concern a"out the disa&&ointment of many is my &rofound fear a"out the &otential ad(erse health effects for all that will continue to "e (isited u&on our I,,),,,),,, citi:ens as the 2recautionary 2rinci&le in Euro&e "ecomes nothing "ut a weak &hrase with no meaning and no &rotection for citi:ens who ha(e a"solutely no idea of these "ack room dealings' These good &eo&le de&end on the EC and its committees for truth) not co(er9 u&) and the money flowing to scientists who tell them all is well is a crime against each and e(ery one of them'
The fi(e studies "y the Hardell *rou& &u"lished in +,-. demand R5 9 E$5 "e classified a *rou& carcinogen' Hardell himself states this in the conclusion of one of his most com&elling e&idemiologist studies' If it were almost any scientist "ut 6ennart Hardell) one might imagine it is easy to dismiss a single scientific grou& or indi(idual' To do so with Hardell0s science would "e the height of scientific hy&ocrisy' ?hyC 6ennart Hardell0s e&idemiological studies) &rior to his fi(e &a&ers &u"lished in +,-. were ignored "y SCENIHR) when half the "asis for I/RC0s call in $ay +,-- for e(erything on the R5 9 E$5 S&ectrum to "e classified a *rou& +B carcinogen' If Hardell0s earlier study were good enough for I/RC in +,--) then can SCENIHR &lease e%&lain why the additional fi(e studies of e(en longer duration and more s&ecificity deemed ;unworthy; "y SCENIHR IN +,-4C There is no answer) and it is a reason that should "ring shame to SCENIHR and "y association) to the Euro&ean Commission itself' I call on the Commission to listen to truly inde&endentBknowledgea"le doctors) scientists and mem"ers of the &u"lic and take ad(ice from the a&&eal contained within the *reens /lternati(e $otion calling for the Euro&ean *rou& on Ethics in Science and new Technologies E*E! to "e gi(en the additional task of assessing scientific integrity in order to hel& the Commission forestall &ossi"le cases of risk) conflict of interests) or e(en fraud that might arise now that com&etition for researchers has "ecome keener' Thank you for your attention in this urgent and serious matter' ?ith res&ect) Eileen Eileen >JConnor #irector E$ Radiation Research Trust www'radiationresearch'org The E$ Radiation Research Trust is an educational organisation funded "y donations' /n inde&endent Charity Registered No' --,@.,4 L The E$ Radiation Research Trust +,,.9+,,4 CcA (ia email $ike Bell 1oe Benton $2 Se(erine Bernard #r Erica $allery9Blythe 6aurent Bontou% Bill Esterson $2 1ill E(ans $E2 Susan 5oster *iulio *allo #r Ian *i"son #r 6ennart Hardell $arian Harkin $E2 #r Caroline 6ucas $2 #onata $eroni #r K=ell Hansson $ild Ste(e $iller /ndrew $itchell $2 Cindy Sage Stefan Schreck Brian Stein Su"=ectA Inde&endence of e%&erts on the Scientific Committee on Emerging
and Newly Identified Health Risks SCENIHR! The International Commission on Non9Ioni:ing Radiation 2rotection ICNIR2!) which is res&onsi"le for esta"lishing the international limit (alues for electromagnetic radiation) which a&&ly throughout much of the EU) has "een criticised "oth "y researchers and organisations for setting those limits too high to the ad(antage of the telecommunications industry and the military sector' Ne(ertheless) the ma=ority of the newly esta"lished EU grou& of e%&erts) the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks SCENIHR!) consists of indi(iduals with a "ackground in the ICNIR2 who were therefore in(ol(ed in esta"lishing the limit (alues which they ha(e su"se<uently "een asked to e(aluate' #oes the Commission consider that these e%&erts) who were in(ol(ed in esta"lishing the limit (alues for radiation) can "e regarded as im&artial and inde&endentC #oes the Commission acknowledge that a lowering of the limit (alues for electromagnetic radiation would entail a ma=or financial "urden for Euro&ean telecommunications com&aniesC #oes the Commission agree that there is an acute conflict of interests in(ol(ed in "eing or ha(ing "een a mem"er of the ICNIR2 and &artici&ation in the work of the SCENIHRC ?hat measures will the Commission take to find a "etter "alance "etween critical and uncritical researchers on the ICNIR2C ?RITTEN EUESTI>N "y Christel Schaldemose 2SE! to the Commission