The other day I was contacted by new EiR member Emfsafety100 about the potential dangers the electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from our modern technology, such as power lines, wireless internet and cell/mobile phones, pose to human health and also to wildlife.
Emfsafety100 reported coming across the global non-profit organisation Avaaz, who have a simple democratic mission: “to close the gap between the world we have and the world most people everywhere want”. If you aren’t familiar with this organization, their campaigns typically address environmental issues, corruption and human rights.
If enough people ask Avaaz to lobby the World Health Organisation to review the EMF exposure safety guidelines, they would take action. Such a campaign would immediately enlist the support of many of their 9 million-plus members and would raise public awareness of the industry influence in the EMF safety debate.
I will be suggesting a campaign to have EMF safety concerns addressed and I hope you will do the same. Emfsafety100 provided the instructions below for submitting a campaign suggestion to Avaaz. It only takes a couple of minutes and unlike a petition you can be confident that you will be listened to and action will be taken.
If this is an issue you feel strongly about and wish to help:
Go to the Avaaz website: http://www.avaaz.org/en/contact/
Fill in your name, email address and country (no other details are requested)
From the Topics, select the option: Suggest a new campaign
Subject message: EMF (Electromagnetic Radiation) Safety
In the message body, include text along the lines:
"Please lobby the WHO to promote a precautionary approach to public health and safety; reject the current ICNIRP EMF guidelines and develop new safety standards which take into account biological effects and cumulative exposures."
Many EMF-concerned organisations in other countries have already started circulating this request through their networks, and perhaps our collective response will be sufficient for Avaaz to take action.
Thank you to Emfsafety100 for bringing this fantastic organisation to my attention!
About: Matthew Hogg ("Maff")
Diagnosed with M.E./chronic fatigue syndrome aged only 11 years old and subsequently associated illnesses including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS). Despite his own struggles he has constantly sought to educate and support others suffering from such "invisible illnesses" through his website, The Environmental Illness Resource. He fully recovered from MCS using his own approach and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nutritional Health.