RF electromagnetic fields and ELF magnetic fields classified as "possibly carcinogenic" by WHO's cancer agency


WHO's cancer agency, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, based in Lyon, France, classified RF electromagnetic fields as "possibly carcinogenic to humans" on 31st May 2011 and ELF magnetic fields as "possibly carcinogenic to humans" in 2001.


A lot of scientists are striving for the "probably carcinogenic" (probable carcinogen) classification.



Carcinogenic to humans (group 1), probably carcinogenic (group 2A), possibly carcinogenic (group 2B)


RF-EMF Press release ➡️ bit.ly/3ktF1CT

RF-EMF IARC Monograph ➡️ https://publications.iarc.fr/126


(Excerpt from press release) Lyon, France, May 31, 2011 -- "From May 24–31 2011, a Working Group of 31 scientists from 14 countries has been meeting at IARC in Lyon, France, to assess the potential carcinogenic hazards from exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields." Results: "The evidence was reviewed critically, and overall evaluated as being limited (ref. 2) among users of wireless telephones for glioma and acoustic neuroma, and inadequate (ref. 3) to draw conclusions for other types of cancers. The evidence from the occupational and environmental exposures mentioned above was similarly judged inadequate. The Working Group did not quantitate the risk; however, one study of past cell phone use (up to the year 2004), showed a 40% increased risk for gliomas in the highest category of heavy users (reported average: 30 minutes per day over a 10‐year period). Conclusions: "Dr Jonathan Samet (University of Southern California, USA), overall Chairman of the Working Group, indicated that "the evidence, while still accumulating, is strong enough to support a conclusion and the 2B classification. The conclusion means that there could be some risk, and therefore we need to keep a close watch for a link between cell phones and cancer risk."


This decision formed the basis for the recommendation of the use of "hands-free" sets. 



ELF magnetic fields IARC Monograph: https://bit.ly/3ySNaco


"What advice to give when ELF is classified as a possible human carcinogen" by WHO scientist.

(PDF) https://inis.iaea.org/collection/NCLCollectionStore/_Public/37/115/37115829.pd





Two systematic literature studies commissioned by the EU Parliament on the impact of 5G RF electromagnetic fields on heath and environment



The European Parliament's Science & Technology Panel (STOA) requested two systematic literature studies on the impact of #5G on health (humans) and the environment (fauna-flora). They were presented on 31st May 2021.

Reference: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/stoa/en/events/details/presentation-of-the-studies-health-impac/20210506EOT05461

Video: tinyurl.com/4kbar74x


The health literature study was conducted by Dr. F. Belpoggi from Istituto Ramazzini. Presentation is starting at 10:28:33.


Selected studies referred to two frequency intervals related to 5G, namely FR1 and FR2 and: (1) to the occurrence of cancer in humans or animals. (2) to effects in reproduction/development for humans or animals.


Cancer in humans

FR1 450-6000 MHz: evidence is limited in humans (possible or probable carcinogen)

FR2 24-100 GHz: No adequate studies


Cancer in animals

FR1 450-6000 MHz: evidence is sufficient in animals (probable carcinogen)

FR2 24-100 GHz: No adequate studies


Please refer to the slides for the reproduction/development effects in humans or animals.



By combining human and animal studies:


Cancer - combined results from humans and animals

FR1 450-6000 MHz: probable carcinogen

FR2 24-100 GHz: No adequate studies


Fertility & development - combined results from humans and animals
FR1 450-6000 MHz: These frequencies affect probably man and possibly woman fertility.
They may possibly have adverse effects on the development of embryos, fetuses and new-borns.
FR2 24-100 GHz: No adequate studies

It is noted that WHO's cancer agency, IARC, had classified RF as a "possible carcinogen" on 31st May 2011 (press release PDF bit.ly/3ktF1CT). Currently scientists are striving for a classification as a "probable carcinogen".