IARC/ANSES Workshop Dominated by ICNIRP – Environmental Health Trust


A Message From Victor Leach (ORSAA Secretary) About Upcoming International Agency For Research on Cancer /ANSES Workshop

In the latest IARC  newsletter, there is a call for experts. https://monographs.iarc.who.int/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Newsletter-IssueNo4-final.pdf

I guess it is no surprise that thermal effects-only supporters hold an IARC/ANSES workshop. The header has the WHO/ IARC logo, and the IARC Director, Elisabete Weiderpass, will attend the opening.  Dr Elisabete Weiderpass has been involved with only one single ELF study in 2018.  During this study, she was with the School of Health Sciences, University of Tampere, Finland, in 2018 and moved into the IARC role in January 2019.   Dr Elisabete Weiderpass, MD, MSc, PhD, is a Brazilian cancer researcher.

I did a quick review of the workshop author’s publication history (relevant to EMR/EMF research) using theORSAA Database of EMF Bioeffects (ODEB). The results are …. shown above. It’s clear from the spreadsheet that this is not a workshop of experts with different viewpoints but is a group from the ICNIRP club of experts. This is a well-funded workshop with government and telecommunication companies’ monies, while groups like ORSAA have to rely on donations and subscription fees and are not well-resourced. This is not a level playing field.

Despite all this research which uses existing GSM modulations, there is not one single research animal or cell study using the new proposed 5G frequency modulations, which are called Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM).

Real-world 5G signals are complex and variable. For example, many 4G/5G technologies use OFDM to send multiple signals simultaneously, which requires extremely high peak amplitudes. These, as well as the low-frequency control, pilot, synchronization pulses (50 Hz,200 Hz, 500 Hz) and modulations being carried on the high-frequency 5G carrier waves, create complexities that cannot be fully replicated in laboratory experiments that use simulated signals. However, complex signals are more bioactive and are thus more likely to show bioeffects. Therefore, experiments must use real-world rather than simulated signals to capture these effects. In particular, there are several categories where the long-term trend for effects has concerning implications for public health, i.e., cellular oxidative stress, changes in immune function, genotoxicity, brain/neuronal changes and cell membrane permeability.


Victor Leach

(ORSAA Secretary)