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The International EMF Scientist Appeal serves as a credible and influential voice from EMF (electromagnetic field) scientists who are urgently calling upon the United Nations and its sub-organizations, the WHO and UNEP, and all U.N. Member States, for greater health protection on EMF exposure.


As of August 30, 2018, 244 EMF scientists from 41 nations have signed the Appeal.




To: His Excellency Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations;
Honorable Dr.Tedros Adhonom, Director-General of the World Health Organization;
Honorable Achim Steiner, Executive Director of the U.N. Environmental Programme;
U.N. Member Nations

Note: The Appeal was initially submitted on May 11, 2015



Press Release announcing International EMF Scientist Appeal (May 11, 2015)



The Appeal is being signed by scientists who have published peer-reviewed papers on the biological or health effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic fields, part of the electromagnetic field (EMF) spectrum that includes extremely low frequency fields (ELF) emitted by electrical devices; and, radiofrequency radiation (RFR), used for wireless communications. Scientists who have published peer- reviewed papers in related fields and have been significantly engaged in EMF education, are recognized as Supporting Scientists.

The Appeal urgently calls upon the United Nations, the WHO, UNEP and the UN Member States to:

  • Address the global public health concerns related to exposure to cell phones, power lines, electrical appliances, wireless devices, wireless utility meters and wireless infrastructure in residential homes, schools, communities and businesses.

The scientific findings identified by the signators and others justify this appeal. The World Health Organization (WHO) is encouraged to exert strong leadership in fostering the development of more protective EMF guidelines, to call for precautionary measures, and to educate the public about health risks, particularly risks posed to children and to normal fetal development. By not taking action, the WHO is failing to fulfil its role as the preeminent international public health agency.

  • The United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) is the U.N.’s “voice for the environment” and is uniquely positioned to take a planetary view of the potential for harm that EMF pollution presents to, biology -- evolution, health, well being, and very survival of all living organisms world-wide.
  • We encourage the U.N. to ask UNEP to evaluate the scientific evidence and initiate an assessment of alternative exposure standards and practices that could substantially lower human exposures to non-ionizing electromagnetic fields.



The National Toxicology Program (NTP) convened the NTP Technical Reports Peer Review Panel (“the Panel”) on March 26-28, 2018, to peer review two Draft NTP Technical Reports on Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation. Meeting information, including the draft reports, is available at the NTP website. A meeting report will be prepared and posted to the NTP website when completed.

For more information, see here.


Statement by the Advisors to the International EMF Scientist Appeal August 18, 2017

In addition to the technological advancements that have been transforming the electrical power and telecommunications industry over the last few decades, we are now witnessing a new infrastructure deployment – 5th generation (5G) wireless broadband, and the Internet of Things - that promises to establish a globally connected world. Some parts of 5G will operate at much higher frequencies than before, into the millimetre range. This new infrastructure will be transmitting through the environment with a multitude of low powered micro-sensors (emitters and sensors).

There is scientific evidence to cause concern among independent scientists, that this new infrastructure, on top of existing electrical and wireless infrastructures, will cause more harm to mankind and nature. People who suffer from electrical sensitivity are facing the reality that they may have no place to go that is free from EMF hazards.

New U.N. Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, issued in June 2017, realize that “the human rights of all” are an important aspect to achieving the U.N’s Sustainable Development Goals. These principles hold that business and investment do not come at the cost of human rights, based on the three pillars of “Protect, Respect and Remedy”. The current practice of deploying new technologies, without first completing an investigation to ensure there is no possible harm, violates these principles.

We recommend that, in keeping with the U.N. Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, to “Protect, Respect and Remedy", 5G technologies must be subjected to an independent health and safety assessment before they are launched.

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U.S. National Toxicology Program final report due in the fall 2018

The U.S. National Toxicology Program has conducted studies on rats and mice to help clarify any potential health hazards, including cancer risk, from exposure to cell phone radiofrequency radiation, and to better inform protection for public health.
The draft final reports were reviewed by an external expert panel in March 2018, which made several recommendations. Staff are currently reviewing the panel recommendations and finalizing conclusions. The final NTP Technical Reports are expected in fall 2018.




We invite you to view Dr. Martin Blank’s three-minute video announcing the Appeal. Dr. Blank brings over 30 years of experience conducting EMF research at Columbia University and is a past president of the Bioelectromagnetics Society. In his own words, Dr. Blank gives a compelling explanation of the global public health crisis we are now facing due to increasing levels of environmental pollution from electrical and wireless infrastructures and devices that are supported by a multitude of EMF sources.



Video: Dr. Martin Blank's presentation dubbed in French (Next-up.org)

Video: Dr. Martin Blank's presentation dubbed in Spanish (Avaate.org)



Do you want to sign the International EMF Scientist Appeal?

If you are interested in signing the Appeal, we invite you to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • You are qualified to sign the Appeal as an EMF scientist if you have published peer-reviewed papers in science journals on the biological and health effects of non-ionizing radiation.
  • You are qualified to sign the Appeal as a Supporting Scientist if you have published peer-reviewed papers in a related field and have contributed in a sustained manner to increased understanding about EMF science and the need for more protective policies.
  • Please provide accompanying citations.

Elizabeth Kelley, MA
Director, EMFscientist.org

On behalf of Martin Blank, Henry Lai, Magda Havas, Ronald Melnick, Joel Moskowitz, and Annie Sasco ~ Scientific Advisors to the International EMF Scientist Appeal.

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