|By Business Wire||
|January 4, 2013 05:16 AM EST||
Um novo relatório do grupo de trabalho BioInitiative 2012 diz que a evidência de riscos para a saúde aumentou substancialmente desde 2007 a partir de campos eletromagnéticos e tecnologias sem fio (radiação de radiofrequência). O relatório analisa mais de 1800 novos estudos científicos. Usuários de telefone celular, futuros pais, crianças pequenas e mulheres grávidas estão particularmente em risco.
“Há um padrão consistente de risco aumentado de glioma (tumor maligno no cérebro) e neuroma do acústico com o uso de telefones celulares e sem fio,” diz Lennart Hardell, MD da Orebro University, na Suécia. “Evidência epidemiológica mostra que a radiofrequência deve ser classificada como um cancerígeno humano. A FCC/IEE e os limites de segurança públicos da ICNIRP e níveis de referência existentes não são adequados para proteger a saúde pública.”
Uma dúzia de novos estudos vinculam a radiação do telefone celular na danificação do esperma. Até mesmo um telefone celular no bolso ou no cinto pode prejudicar DNA do esperma, resultar em esperma disforme, e prejudicar fertilidade nos homens. Os computadores portáteis com conexão à Internet sem fios podem danificar o DNA no esperma.
Com base em forte evidência para a biologia vulnerável no autismo, CEM/RFR podem plausivelmente aumentar o risco de autismo e sintomas. "Enquanto agressivamente investigamos as relações entre distúrbios do autismo e tecnologias sem fio, devemos minimizar as exposições sem fio e CEM para pessoas autistas, crianças de todas as idades, pessoas planejando um bebê, e durante a gravidez", diz Martha Herbert, MD, PhD.
Dispositivos sem fio, como telefones e computadores portáteis usados por mulheres grávidas podem alterar o desenvolvimento cerebral do feto. Isso tem sido associado tanto em estudos com animais e humanos com a hiperatividade, problemas de aprendizagem e de comportamento.
De acordo com David O. Carpenter, MD, coeditor:
"Existe agora muito mais evidências de riscos à saúde que afeta bilhões de pessoas em todo o mundo. O status quo não é aceitável à luz da evidência de dano. "
Este estudo abrange a CEM de linhas de alta tensão, cabos elétricos, aparelhos e dispositivos portáteis, e de tecnologias sem fio (celulares e telefones sem fio, torres de celulares, "medidores inteligentes", Wi-Fi, laptops sem fio, roteadores sem fio, monitores de bebês e outros dispositivos eletrônicos). Tópicos relativos a saúde incluem danos ao DNA e genes, efeitos sobre a memória, aprendizagem, comportamento, atenção, perturbações do sono, câncer e doenças neurológicas como o mal de Alzheimer. Novas normas de segurança são urgentemente necessárias para proteção contra exposições CEM e sem fio, que agora aparecem em toda parte no cotidiano.
O Relatório de 2012 da BioInitiative está disponível em: www.bioinitiative.org.
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