Doubt is Our Product

Subject:Doubt is our product
Date:Fri, 21 Jun 2019 13:51:49 +0100
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To:WRAGG, William <william.wragg.mp@parliament.uk>norman.lamb.mp@parliament.ukJeremy.wright.mp@parliament.ukmatt.hancock.mp@parliament.uk,commonsleader@cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Dear William,

(I’ll forward this email to the members of both the Science and Technology Committee and the Health and Social Care Committee.)

Beginning where I left off in my last email: Dr Frank Adlkofer: ‘‘The mobile phone industry has taken over some methods used by the cigarette industry in the US for many, many years, to hide the truth.” 

In 1969, an internal memo within the Brown and Williamson Tobacco company was discovered by outside investigators. The memo read: Doubt is our product since it is the best means of competing with the body of fact that exists in the mind of the general public. It is also a means of establishing controversy.‘ 

When growing evidence of a link between smoking and lung cancer emerged, the industry, unable to refute this evidence, strategically created ‘doubt’… and for many years, the manufacturing of this doubt went hand in glove with the manufacturing of cigarettes. A PhD represents an academic standard but not necessarily an integrity standard. There will always be scientists who are prepared to sell their scientific souls if either the financial rewards are high enough or they’re in desperate enough need of a job. These are the scientists who, like scientific mercenaries, are employed to carry out the misrepresentative research which needs only to be convincing enough to suspend the facts, create doubt and buy time. An industry may know that its product is harming and even killing people, but rides on the latency period until such time as it no longer holds out because related symptoms cannot be denied. If punitive fines are eventually imposed for such a despicable act, they’ll only be petty cash compared to the vast profits made on the borrowed time afforded by unwitting fellow humans. What’s to lose, except lives?

From the notes of the Science and Technology Committee meeting, Thursday 6th June 2019, Question 52:

Chair (Stephen Metcalfe): ”… A number of bits of correspondence have been sent to us individually—I have certainly had them—and to the Committee generally raising health concerns around 5G. Is there sufficient evidence to demonstrate that the roll-out does not present a public health risk?”

Prof. Dame Sally Davies: ”Yes, I think there is at this time. …”

PHE considers the balance of evidence has not changed materially since the Advisory Group on Non-ionising Radiation (AGNIR) reached its conclusions and it is not necessary for the UK to initiate another comprehensive evidence review at this time. … Among the recent comprehensive evidence reviews is a 2015 review prepared for the European Commission by the Scientific Committee on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks (SCENIHR), which reached conclusions broadly in line with those of AGNIR.

So here we find ourselves in the ‘doubt is our product’ territory with the government advisory bodies and the telecommunications industry on one side and independent scientific research with no vested interest on the other: 

Dr Sarah Starkey, signatory of The EMF Appeal; the 5G Appeal; The EMF CallAccurate information about the safety of wireless technologies cannot be disseminated or accessed whilst the scientists responsible in the DH, PHE or its advisory bodies produce, promote and base advice on inaccurate and factually incorrect information. Conflicts of interest associated with membership of ICNIRP need to be addressed. Current advice is not evidence based and the public have been let down by misinformation and a lack of precautionary actions. … The scientists responsible for the inaccurate AGNIR report who are employed by PHE or the Department of Health (DH) continue in their roles and still advise on the safety of wireless signals. In my view, the evidence points to these employees having broken their employment Code of Conduct  and they should be removed from their roles.’

Dr Martin Pall, signatory of The EMF Appeal, the 5G Appeal, The EMF Call, from ‘5G: GREAT RISK FOR EU, U.S. AND INTERNATIONAL HEALTH’ : ‘What is clear is that SCENIHR is wittingly or unwittingly serving as a propagandist for the industry and in that process, SCENIHR has no difficulty in putting forth seven devious, individually important falsehoods.’

Below is a list of the 240 signatories of the Scientists’ 5G Appeal to the EU, whose scientific expertise is not in parity with Prof. Dame Sally Davies’s, and who state: ‘Scientists and doctors warn of potential serious health effects of 5G‘.  Approximately a third of the signatories are professors: 

Signatories to Scientists’ 5G Appeal

Signatories by June 16, 2019: 240 

EU and European Nations

AUSTRIA
Gerd Oberfeld, MD, Public Health Officer, Salzburg

BELGIUM

Massimiliano Sassoli de Bianchi, Ph.D. in physics, research fellow at the Center Leo Apostel for Interdisciplinary Studies (CLEA), Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).

Marie-Claire Cammaerts, Dr, retired, Free University of Brussels, Bruxelles

André Vander Vorst, Prof. em.  Belgium

BULGARIA

Marko Markov, Professor Emeritus, Ph.D. in biophysics, Sofia University, Research international

CYPRUS

Stella Canna Michaelidou, Dr, Chemist Expert on Environment, Health and Food Safety, President of the Cyprus National Committee on Environment and Children’s Health

DENMARK

Vibeke Frøkjær Jensen, Cand. Med. Vet., Ph.D, Researcher in epidemiology and scientific adviser, Council for Safe Telecommunication Denmark.

FINLAND

Marjukka Hagström, LL.M, M.Soc.Sc., Senior researcher, The Finnish Electrosensitivity  Foundation, Turku

Osmo Hänninen, PhD, Professor Emeritus, Dept. of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of  Eastern Finland; Editor-In-Chief, Pathophysiology, Kuopio

Juhani Lehtonen, MD. Physician, Specialist in internal medicin, Vora

Rauli Mäkelä, MD, retired from Antioxidantclinic Helsinki. Espoo

Rainer Nyberg, EdD, MPs. Professor emeritus (Abo Akademi University), Vasa

Georgiy Ostroumov, PhD (in the field of RF EMF), independent researcher

Marjo Valonen, M.D., Medical Director, Astris Medical, Helsinki

FRANCE

Marc Arazi, MD, Physician (Whistleblower on Phonegate international scandal), Nogent-sur-Marne

Dominique Belpomme, MD, MSc, Full Professor in Medical Oncology; Director of ECERI, Paris University, Paris & European Cancer and Environment Research Institute, Brussels

Philippe Irigaray, PhD, Scientific Director, Association for Research on Treatment against Cancer (ARTAC), Paris; European Cancer and Environment Research Institute (ECERI), Brussels

Vincent Lauer, Ing. ECP, Independent Researcher, La Chapelle sur Erdre

Annie J Sasco, MD, DrPH, Former Director of Research, French National Institute of Health
and Medical Research, Former Chief of Epidemiology for Cancer Prevention at the International Agency for Research on Cancer and Former Acting Chief of Program for Cancer Control, World Health Organization, Bordeaux

GERMANY

Franz Adlkofer, MD, Professor, Pandora-Foundation for Independent Research

Christine Aschermann, MD (retired) member of the Kompetenzinitiative e.V., Leutkirch

Mario Babilon, Dr. rer. nat., Professor, Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Stuttgart

Wolf Bergmann, Dr. med., Kompetenzinitiative zum Schutz von Mensch, Umwelt und Demokratie e.V., Freiburg

Rainer Frentzel-Beyme, MD, Professor emeritus, University of Bremen.

Helmut Breunig, Diploma degree in forestry, Specialty: Radio frequency injuries on trees around phone masts, Osterode am Harz

Klaus Buchner, Dr. rer. nat., Professor, MEP – Member of the European Parliament, Kompetenzinitiative zum Schutz von Mensch, Umwelt und Demokratie e.V., München

Horst Eger, Dr. med., Ärztlicher Qualitätszirkel ”Elektromagnetische Felder in der Medizin – Diagnostik, Therapie, Umwelt”, Naila

Karl Hecht, Dr, Professor of pathophysiology and neurophysiology (Emeritus of the Medical center Charite), Berlin

Peter Hensinger, MA, diagnose-funk, consumer protection organisation, Stuttgart

Markus Kern, Dr. med., Kompetenzinitiative zum Schutz von Mensch, Umwelt und Demokratie e.V., Kempten

Florian M. König, Dr.Sc. Man. Dir. & Science Header of the Company/Institute “Florian König Enterprises GmbH”

Andrea Leute, Dr. med., Ärzteinitiative Mobilfunk Allgäu-Bodensee-Oberschwaben, Überlingen

Martin Lion, Dr. med., Allgemeinmedizin – Homöopathie, Ulm

Peter Ludwig, Dr. phil., Kompetenzinitiative zum Schutz von Mensch, Umwelt und Demokratie e.V., Saarbrücken

Willi Mast, Dr., Arzt für Allgemeinmedizin und Innere Medizin, Gelsenkirchen

Joachim Mutter, Dr. med., Paracelsus Clinic / Switzerland, Kompetenzinitiative zum Schutz von Mensch, Umwelt und Demokratie e.V., Murg

Gertraud  Teuchert-Noodt, Dr., Professorin der Neurobiologie i.R., Universität Bielefeld

Peter Ohnsorge, Dr. med., European Academy for Environmental Medicine

Karl Richter, Dr. phil., Professor, Kompetenzinitiative zum Schutz von Mensch, Umwelt und Demokratie e.V., St. Ingbert

Claus Scheingraber,  Dr. med. dent., German Working Group Electro-Biology, Brunnthal,

Cornelia Waldmann-Selsam, Dr.med., Competence Initiative for the Protection of Humanity Environment and Democracy e.V., Bamberg

Werner Thiede, Dr. theol., Professor, Pfarrer der Evangelisch-Lutherischen Landeskirche in Bayern und Publizist, Neuhausen

Helmut Wagner, Dr. med., Ophthalmologist, Stuttgart

Harald Walach, Professor, PhD in psychology, PhD in theory and history of science, Change Health Science Institute, Berlin;  affiliation: Witten-Herdecke University, Poznan Medical  University, Poland

Ulrich Warnke, Dr.rer.nat., Academic Superior Council (retired) University of Saarland

Isabel Wilke, Diplom-Biologin, Editor ElektrosmogReport, Kassel/Berlin

Roland Wolff, Dipl.-Phys., Medical Physicist, Bremen

Ortwin Zais, PhD (Dr. med.), European Academy for Environmental Medicine

GREECE

Christos Georgiou, PhD, Member, Scientific Secretariat of ICEMS; Professor of Biochemistry, Biology Department, University of Patras, Patras

Theodore P. Metsis, PhD, Electrical, Mechanical, Environmental Engineer, Consultant, Athens

ITALY

Domenico Agrusta, Medicine and surgery, specialist in dentistry (Odontostomatologia) selfemployed, Member of ISDE, Taranto

Fernanda Amicarelli, Full Professor in Applied Biology, Department of Life, Health and        Environmental Sciences, University of L’Aquila, L’Aquila

Fiorella Belpoggi, Dr., Director, Research Department, Ramazzini Institute, Bologna

Sergio Bernasconi, Full Professor of Pediatrics, former Director, Pediatric Department, Editor emeritus: Italian Journal of Pediatrics, University of Parma

Dr Franco Berrino, MD, PhD, former Director, Department of Preventive and Predictive Medicine, Istitutonazionale dei Tumori, Milan

Ernesto Burgio, MD, Pediatrician, ECERI – European Cancer and Environment Research Institute (Bruxelles)

Paolo Cardigno, MD, Medicine and Surgery, Specialist in Preventive Medicine, Parma

Dr Franco Cherubini, Degree in medicine and surgery, Self-employed, Vetralla

Dott. Agostino Di Ciaula, President of Scientific Committee, Italian Society of Doctors for the  Environment – ISDE Italy, Arezzo

Dott. Andrea Cormano, MD, Italian Society of Doctors for the Environment – ISDE, Benevento

Ugo Corrieri, Degree in medicine and surgery at Università Cattolica del S. Cuore, Teacher at  Scuola Romana di Psicoterapia Familiare, President of ISDE-Doctors for the Environment in Grosseto, Coordinator of ISDE-Doctors for the Environment for Central Italy, Grosseto Rome

Dr Patrizia Difonte, Physician, Surgeon, General practitioner and occupational medicine,  Ass. Italiana Elettrosensibili, Lonate Pozzolo (Varese)

Anna Maria Falasconi, Medical Doctor, Primary Care Pediatrician, National Health System, Rome

Dott. Filippo Maria di Fava, Laurea in Medicina e Chirurgia, Libero professionista, Roma

Dr. Mario Frusi, MD, medico, Cuneo

Dr. Stefano Gallozzi, Astrophysician and technologist at the INAF Italian National Astrophysical Institute in the Observatory, President of the Comitato di Tutela e Salvaguardia dell’Ambiente in Monte Porzio Catone (ONLUS association), Rome

Dott. Roberto Gava, Pharmacologist and Toxicologist, ISDE, Padua

Teresa Pia Anna Maria Del Gaudio, Degree in Medicine and Surgery, specialist in pediatr.  Medical Manager, ASL Salerno, Roccagloriosa (SA), Italy

Valerio Gennaro, MD, PhD, Head ,Liguria Mesothelioma Registry (COR Liguria), UO Clinical  Epidemiology (IST Nord – CBA); IRCCS Policlinico Ospedale San Martino National Cancer Research  Institute (IST), Genoa

Patrizia Gentilini, Degree in Medicine ( specialization  in Oncology and Hematology). ISDE  (International Society Doctor’s for Environment), FORLI’

Livio Giuliani, PhD, Professor, Università dell’Abruzzo – Corso di Laurea in Fisiatria, Chieti

Anna Guzzardo, General practitioner, ASP Palermo, Villafrati (PA)

Angelo Levis, PhD. Professor, Biologist, University of Padua

Roberto Lucchini, MD, Professor of Occupational Medicine, University of Brescia

Salvatore Magazù,PhD, Full Professor of  Experimental Physics, Dipartimento di Scienze Matematiche e Informatiche, Scienze Fisiche e Scienze della Terra, Università di Messina

Fiorenzo Marinelli, PhD, Institute of Molecular Genetics (IGM), National Research Council (CNR), Member of the International Commission for Electromagnetic Safety (ICEMS), Bologna,

Antonio Maria Pasciuto, Degree in Medicine and Surgery, Specialist in Internal Medicine,   President of ASSIMAS (Associazione Italiana Medicina Ambiente e Salute), Rome

Dott. Carlo Ratti, MD, Ordine dei Medici della SPEZIA, Genova

Ruggero Ridolfi, MD, Oncologist Endocrinologist, ISDE,  Forlì-Cesena,

Dr. Med. Sandro Rinaldi, Laurea in medicina e chirurgia; specializzazione in Allergologia, specializzazione in Ematologia. Medico di medicina generale convenzionato con l’Azienda Sanitaria di Bolzano, Terlano (BZ)

Massimo Melelli Roia, MD, Italian Society of Doctors for the Environment – ISDE, Perugia

Dott. Roberto Romizi, President, Italian Society of Doctors for the Environment – ISDE, Arezzo

Dott.ssa Ida Santellocco, MD, Medico chirurgo, Pediatria, medico chirurgo – pediatra, Roma

Massimo Scalia, Coordinator of the Bioelectromagnetism Section of CIRPS (Interuniversity  Research Center for Sustainable Development)

Alessandro Solerio, Degree in Medicine and Surgery, Self-employed, homeopath, Sanremo

Giancarlo Spadanuda, PhD, Professor of  Electronics Engineering and EMF Emissions, Special Consultant Against Electrosmog for  the Supreme Court and several courts in Italy, Reggio, Calabria, Italy

Franco Verzella, MD, physician, practice dedicated to autistic children, Bologna,

Myriam Zucca, Dr. ssa, Medical Director, Dermatology, Cagliari University Hospital, Sardinia

MALTA

Pierre Mallia, MD PhD CBiol MPhil MA(Law) DipICGP MMCFD MRCP FRCGP, Professor of Family Medicine, Bioethics & Patients’ Rights; Chairperson National Health Ethics Committee, Dept. of Health Coordinator Bioethics Research Programme, Univ. of Malta; President, Malta College of Family Doctors

NETHERLANDS

Gerrit-Jan Gerritsma, MD, Lelystad

Inge-Willem Noordergraaf, PhD, affiliated to Groningen University

Hugo Schooneveld, PhD,  Retired Associate professor (Wageningen Agricultural University), Advisor to the Dutch EHS Foundation, former president of ‘Stichting elektrohypersensitivity’, Wageningen                                                             

POLAND

Andrzej Trembaczowski, PhD, Institute of Physics, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Lublin

Tomasz Winnicki, Ph.D., D.Sc., professor, Karkonosze College, Rector-Senior (former President)
University School of Applied Sciences in Kalisz (PWSZ)

Karolina M. Zielińska-Dabkowska, Asst. Prof. Dr., Co-founder & Co-director of GUT LightLab, Gdansk University of Technology (GUT), Gdansk

PORTUGAL

Sandra Cruz , phd In Biology , Iscad and Ualg , Lisboa

Jorge Guilherme, Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, Escola Superior Tecnologia de Tomar

Igor Khmelinskii, PhD, Prof. Agregado, FCT, DQF and CEOT, University of the Algarve, Faro

Margarida Silva Ph.D. Professor, Portuguese Catholic University, Porto

Paulo Vale, PhD, Auxiliary Researcher, Sea and Marine Resources Department, The Portuguese Sea and Atmosphere Institute, Lisbon

SLOVAKIA

Igor Belyaev, PhD, Dr.Sc, Associate Professor, Cancer Research Institute, BMC SAS, Bratislava

Jan Jakus,  MD, PhD, DSc., Professor, Jessenius Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University, Martin

Ladislav Janousek, PhD, Professor, Department of Electromagnetic and Biomedical Engineering

Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of Zilina, Žilina

Michal Teplan, PhD, Institute of Measurement Science, Slovak academy of sciences, Bratislava

SPAIN

Alfonso Balmori, BSc, Master in Environmental Education, Biologist. Junta de Castilla y León, Valladolid

José Luis Bardasano, PhD, Biologist and Physician, Prof. of Medical Bioelectomagnetism, Department of  Medicine and Medical Specialties, School of Medicine, University of Alcalá. Alcalá de Henares, Madrid

Pilar Muñoz-Calero, MD, President of the Fundación Alborada, Co-director of the Chair of   Pathology and Environment, Faculty of Medicine, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), Madrid

Miguel Lopez-Lazaro, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Seville

María Elena López Martín, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Human Anatomy, School of Medicine, University of Santiago de Compostela (USC)

Enrique A. Navarro, PhD, Professor, University of Valencia, Valencia

Claudio Gómez-Perretta, MD, PhD, Chief of Section, Hospital Universitario La Fe, Valencia

Ceferino Maestu Unturbe, Ph.D, Prof., Director of the  Bioelectromagnetism Laboratory of the Centre for Biomedical Technology  (CTB), Polytechnic University of Madrid (UPM).

SWEDEN

Mikko Ahonen, PhD, researcher, Sundsvall

Michael Carlberg, MSc, Department of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University Hospital, Örebro

Mikael Eriksson, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Oncology, Skane University, Hospital, Lund

Lennart Hardell, MD, PhD, retired Associate Professor, Department of Oncology University Hospiatal, Örebro. Present: The Environment and Research Foundation, Örebro, Sweden

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