ICNIRP Chair, Rodney Croft: Electrohypersensitivity

At the ITU Regional Forum for Europe on October 23rd, 2020, Rodney Croft, ICNIRP Chair, included the following slide in his presentation:

Image: Rodney Croft ICNIRP Chair

Link to Croft’s presentation: https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Regional-Presence/Europe/Documents/Events/2020/5G_EUR_CIS/Session%205_%20Rodney%20Croft%20-CROFT%20ITU%2023rd%20Oct%202020.pdf

To mock those with electrohypersensitivity in this way, by including the “Better Call Saul” image is, in our opinion, cruel, disrespectful and insensitive.

Regardless of what a scientist believes, respect for human beings and their rights should never be ignored. These rights are not to be mocked, especially on such a platform. Dignity is a basic human right and should not be violated.

It is totally unacceptable to target any group in society.

As per the image: “IEI‐EMF provocation case studies: A novel approach to testing sensitive individual”s https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/bem.22095

The study quoted by Croft involved three test subjects only.

The problem with provocation studies:

BRIEF REPORT on the EHS provocation studies
Prepared by Dariusz Leszczynski, PhD, DSc (biochemistry)
Adjunct Professor of Biochemistry at the University of Helsinki, Finland
Chief Editor of ‘Radiation and Health’, a specialty of the ‘Frontiers in Public Health’, Lausanne, Switzerland
blogBRHP@gmail.com https://betweenrockandhardplace.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/leszczynski-updated-brief-report-on-ehs2.pdf

Image: Dariusz Leszczynski

In our opinion, to belittle a portion of the population as in Croft’s presentation, is not what one would expect from a professional body like ICNIRP.

It is interesting to note that one of the authors in the provocation study referred to by Croft is Dr Sarah Loughran. She has just been appointed as the first Director of ARPANSA’s activities under the Government’s enhanced Electromagnetic Energy Program. https://www.arpansa.gov.au/news/arpansa-appoints-new-electromagnetic-energy-director

The WHO has a Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct that all their members have to adhere to: https://www.who.int/about/ethics/code_of_ethics_full_version.pdf

We could not locate same for the members of ICNIRP.

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