At present, the electrosmog created by people is a significant threat to public health.


This statment did not come from a mobile telephone activist's lips, it came from an official document from the European Parliament dated March 2001. Through the recognized biophysicist Dr. Gerard Hyland of the University of Warwick (UK), the general direction of science identifies the health risks that modern mobile telecommunications presents and names specific requirements for protecting the population.


The legal limit (SAR value) is unsuitable for assessing the biological effectiveness of protective measures. This limit valid worldwide, takes only the heating of tissue by mobile radio waves (thermal effects) into account. It disregards interactions with the human organism, the physical functions of which are based on complex electromagnetic mechanisms.


The report, formulated as a recommendation to the European Commission, demands immediate research and development on suitable means of protection against non-thermal effects. That means protecting the population against health consequences that, as is well known, are not caused by the heating of tissue. Furthermore, it insists that the effectiveness of protection methods and guidelines be finally tested with living people, and no longer on dead physical models, which in no way represent the biological interactive reactions of a living person.


Today, we have come to a stage of expansion in mobile telephone technology that no-one can run from any longer. The rapid pace at which new radio technologies at new frequencies are being brought out onto the market every day in all areas of life is set by what is technically feasible - not by what is healthy. Because the human body literally has "nowhere to hide" from this electromagnetic pollution, it now concerns absolutely everybody, independent of age, sex or income.
Knowledge of non-thermal effects and sensible protection against them are now the central health challenges of the 21st century.