Italian researchers are seeking funding to help complete an important study on wireless radiation and health.
Recently, the American agency, National Toxicology Program (NTP), published the conclusive results of an important experimental study conducted on rats and mice. The intensity of the emissions used was established in order to mimic the effects of mobile phones on human health.
The Ramazzini Institute of Bologna has replicated the American study, publishing its first results in March 2018. In the Italian study the levels of exposure of the rats and mice are a thousand times lower than those used in the American study in order to mimic the impact of human exposure to the radio frequencies emitted by mobile phone base stations. These levels of exposure are within the current legal limits.
Despite these differences, both studies found statistically significant increases in the development of the same type of malignant tumors in the heart - in male rats - and in the brains - in females.
In 2011 the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), part of the World Health Organization (WHO), in the absence of experimental studies conducted on animals, classified radio frequencies as a "possible human carcinogen" (Group 2B). The confirmation of the relationship between exposure to radio frequencies and the onset of some types of cancer based on two important experimental studies will allow a higher classification of radio frequencies as a "probable human carcinogen" (Group 2A) or - hopefully - as a "certain human carcinogen" (Group 1).
The NTP published its final report on 1st November 2018, while the evaluation of the study by the Ramazzini Institute is still ongoing.
It proceeds slowly due to lack of funds.
To complete its study, the Ramazzini Institute needs to find at least € 50,000 not covered by the main sponsors, which include Emilia Romagna Region and ARPA, that decided don't fund research, more.
A.I.E., the Italian Electrosensitive Association, has opened a fund-raising campaign (crowdfunding) in order to support the Ramazzini's research. We are appealing to members, friends and supporters to give their financial support to this initiative.
You can see information about how to support this project here. (Scroll down for the English version.)