Doctors and scientists call for action on RF radiation

We have some exciting news for you.

Doctors and scientists from around the world have joined together to call for action to protect people from electromagnetic radiation.

You can read more about this in our news update below.

I’d also like to remind you that our November issue of EMR and Health. You can access your free copy here.

It contains news about:

  • the new Australian standard
  • links between mobile phones and tumours
  • digital devices affecting sperm
  • how smart phones may contribute to headaches
  • legal challenges in the US and UK
  • electromagnetic hypersensitivity
  • doctors in Chile calling for a halt to 5G and more.


Doctors and scientists call for action on RF radiation

Doctors and scientists from around the world are calling for action to protect the health of humans and wildlife from radiofrequency (RF) radiation.

The ‘2020 Consensus Statement of UK and International Medical and Scientific Experts on Health Effects of Radiofrequency Radiation (RFR)’ was written by Dr Erica Mallery-Blythe, Founder of Physicians Health Initiative for Radiation and Environment (PHIRE), and is supported by the British Society for Ecological Medicine. It has so far been signed by medical groups representing over 3,500 medical doctors, including the Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM).

Health risks

The Statement states, ‘The main risks associated with exposure to such (wireless) non-ionising radiation in the peer-reviewed scientific literature include: increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damage, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and negative impacts on general well-being in humans.’

It says that the International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified RF radiation as a Class 2B carcinogen and that ‘Mounting human epidemiological evidence of increased cancer has now been corroborated by ‘clear evidence’ of carcinogenesis from animal studies.

Further, insurance companies and courts are taking the risks of exposure seriously and awarding compensation in some cases.

Why protection is needed

The Statement says that current safety standards are inadequate. It points out the vulnerabilities of children and other hypersensitive groups, whose symptoms may include sleep problems, impaired concentration, headaches, and mood disturbance. It also highlights the contravention of Human Rights and Equalities acts and requests urgent responses from governments and health authorities to halt further deployment of emitting technology and address current public health failures.

“In my lifetime our exposure to radiofrequency radiation has increased by up to a billion billion times. There is no excuse any more for pretending this is not harmful – to us and to all life on the planet. Radiofrequency radiation is the new tobacco. Anybody sincerely reading the science should be deeply, deeply concerned,” said Dr. Damien Downing, President of The British Society for Ecological Medicine (BSEM).

Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe, pictured, says “Progress is not progress when the cost to be paid is our health and the health of our children ... Let us stop, take a breath and use our human genius for true evolution that enhances our lives rather than sabotages them.”

The statement is now open for signing by further experts, medical doctors, scientists and members of wider society.


PHIRE provides the following recommendations for people to reduce their exposure to RFR.

Some of these recommendations, highlighted in blue, are less relevant for Australians and you can see our comments and recommended solutions below in blue.

1. Mobile phones: Do not use mobile phones except for emergencies. Store them in ‘airplane’ or ‘flight’ mode (with all wireless services disabled) and switched off. They can also be used to connect to the internet via wired Ethernet adaptors whilst in airplane mode. If you feel you must use them wirelessly then using speakerphone or an air tube headset will allow you to keep the phone at a greater distance from your body, reducing the intensity of radiation exposure.

2. Wireless internet: Swap your wireless internet for a hardwired system by using wired Ethernet connections (adaptors are available for tablets also). Remember that because RF radiation is emitted from both devices and routers, you’ll need to disable all wireless services on your router, as well as your devices.

3. You can reduce emissions from computers by disabling the wireless card in the device manager, by using airplane/flight mode, or by turning off wireless services (e.g. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth) in network settings.

4. Landline phones: Swap your cordless landline for a corded speakerphone. If you must have wireless capability, get an ECO DECT phone with a good quality speakerphone, so that it can be used away from your brain, and use ECO mode. This will at least ensure that wireless radiation is emitted only when the phone is in use, rather than continuously, as with other models.

5. Smart meters: Request a hardwired (non-RF emitting) smart meter or analogue meter to ensure you and your neighbours are not subject to additional wireless radiation.

6. Other sources in the home: Other common household exposures may come from wireless: baby monitors and security systems, headphones/earphones, smart speakers and virtual assistants, smart TVs, TV boxes, and sticks, media players and printers, games consoles and controllers, and smart watches and fitness monitors – among various other ‘smart’ appliances, IoT devices, and wearables. In most cases there are hardwired alternatives which can be used instead, or flight modes which disable emissions when desired.

7. Sources outside the home: Emissions from publicly placed antennas and neighbours’ homes might be possible to shield against, but expert advice and metering is recommended to best help reduce exposures.

The statement is available at:

1. Some mobile phones continue to emit radiation when in airphone or flight mode.

2. In most NBN-compatible routers/modems, it’s not possible to disable wireless. Turning it off on the router/modem generally does NOT stop the device emitting radiation. A better option is a radiation-free, nbn-compatible modem/router: Details here.

6. Flight mode does not prevent radiation in all devices. You will need to measure to see whether it does or doesn’t:  Details here.

I hope you find this update of interest and wish you well in keeping yourself and your family EMR-safe.