On October 23 the Cabinet of Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis at the European Commission sent us this letter in reply to our complaint sent on September 2, 2015 regarding the very biased SCENIHR report on possible health risks from EMF 2015. As you can see, the Commission concludes that everything is fine as if the disturbing facts we presented were not presented in our complaint.

We pointed out that:

[The report] is written by an unbalanced expert group and most of them are not free from influences and ties to the industries that have huge economic interests in the outcome of such opinions.”

“The experts behind the report blatantly fail in their main mission: to identify potential health risks.”

They also present studies in a manipulative way.

There is evidence that clearly, convincingly and increasingly establishes the many potential negative health effects and health hazards: brain tumors, cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, damage on fetuses and stress-related diseases, as communicated to the Commission by the BioInitiative group. The SCENIHR report ignores the scientific evidence of health risks from levels of exposure to electromagnetic fields that practically everyone is increasingly exposed to, including small children, in most countries in Europe today.

As an example, in May 2015 195 international scientists sent an appeal to the United Nations, the WHO and its member states calling for better protection for the public from known health risks, more stringent standards and broader information to the public. No representative from this side of the scientific community was represented in the SCENIHR report.

A complaint to the Ombudsman regarding the Commission’s mismanagement of the evaluation of the health risks from EMF has been prepared, and will be sent to you within a few days. We would like to invite every organization that supported the complaint to the Commission to also sign the complaint to the Ombudsman.

The complaint to the Ombudsman has been prepared in France by our friends in L’association PRIARTéM (slik det står skrevet under Supporting Organizations) and will therefore partly be in French. The most important letter of presentation is in English. If someone is willing to translate the remaining part to an English version, please contact mona@stralskyddsstiftelsen.se.