Scientists who participated in the International Agency for Research on Cancer RF-EMF 2011 Review of Radiofrequency Radiation 

“We conclude that there is clear evidence that RF radiation is a human carcinogen, causing glioma and vestibular schwannoma (acoustic neuroma). There is some evidence of an increased risk of developing thyroid cancer, and clear evidence that RF radiation is a multi‑site carcinogen. Based on the Preamble to the IARC Monographs, RF radiation should be classified as carcinogenic to humans, Group 1.”

-Dr. Lennart Hardell in “Comments on the US National Toxicology Program technical reports on toxicology and carcinogenesis study in rats exposed to whole-body radiofrequency radiation at 900 MHz and in mice exposed to whole-body radiofrequency radiation at 1,900 MHz”  published in the International Journal of Oncology

Dr. Lennart Hardell, a medical doctor and oncologist known for his research on environmental cancer-causing agents such as Agent Orange has repeatedly published studies documenting the scientific evidence confirming that radiofrequency radiation is carcinogenic. 

“Educational and public health institutions should be encouraged to reduce exposures, especially of young children, to RF devices…A careful review of the scientific literature demonstrates there are potentially dangerous effects from RF” 

– Chris Portier PhD in his scientific presentation and official call for invoking the precautionary principle during the 2015 BIOEM Conference. 

Chris Portier PhD was the Director of the National Center for Environmental Health at the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta and the Director of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Prior to CDC, Dr. Portier was with the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences for 32 years where he served as the NIEHS Associate Director, Director of the Environmental Toxicology Program, and Associate Director of the National Toxicology Program, and Senior Scientific Advisor to the Director. 

“In my opinion, the currently available scientific evidence is sufficient to upgrade the carcinogenicity of cell phone radiation from the possible carcinogen (Group 2B) to the probable carcinogen (Group 2A)”

“Precautionary Principle should be implemented as broadly as possible and feasible…Whenever possible and feasible, wired connections should be promoted over wireless.” 

-Dariusz Leszczynski PhD in his 2015 lecture to officials in Serbia

Dariusz Leszczynski PhD is a former Finnish government researcher with numerous publications on RFR who now lectures widely on the urgent need for the precautionary principle. 

“The NTP findings along with recent replicated animal studies from Germany [47], supplemented other studies and provided sufficient evidence for carcinogenicity of mobile phone exposure in animals. Studies with chronic exposures have also provided evidence for possible mechanisms of MW effects, which involve production of reactive oxygen/nitrogene species. Taking into account the evidence from human epidemiological studies, MW exposure from mobile phones was suggested to be classified as human carcinogen according to the generally accepted Bradford Hill criteria.”

Igor Belyaev in Main Regularities and Health Risks from Exposure to Non-Thermal Microwaves of Mobile Communication

Igor Belyaev is the Head Research Scientist at the Cancer Research Institute at the Slovak Academy of Science in Bratislava, Slovakia and has published numerous studies on the non thermal effects of RFR.     

“Based on the evidence reviewed it is our opinion that IARC’s current categorization of RFR as a possible human carcinogen (Group 2B) should be upgraded to Carcinogenic to Humans (Group 1).”

-Dr. Anthony Miller “Cancer epidemiology update, following the 2011 IARC evaluation of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (Monograph 102)” published in  Environmental Research,

Dr. Anthony Miller has hundreds of publications and has four decades of expertise with the WHO IARC. He was assistant Executive Director (Epidemiology), National Cancer Institute of Canada, Director, National Cancer Institute of Canada Clinical Trials Group, Toronto, Director, Epidemiology Unit, National Cancer Institute of Canada, Toronto, Chairman, Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics, University of Toronto and more

“The NTP studies show that the assumption that RF radiation is incapable of causing cancer or other adverse health effects other than by tissue heating is wrong.”

Ronald Melnick PhD in “Regarding ICNIRP’S Evaluation of the National Toxicology Program’s Carcinogenicity Studies on Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields” published  in Health Physics 

Ronald Melnick PhD  served as a toxicologist for 28+ years at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the National Toxicology Program (NTP), before retiring in 2009.  At NTP/NIEHS, Dr. Melnick was involved in the design, monitoring and interpretation of toxicology and carcinogenesis studies of numerous environmental and occupational agents including 1,3-butadiene, chloroprene, isoprene, water disinfection byproducts, etc. He led the design of the NTP carcinogenicity studies of cell phone radiofrequency radiation in rodents.

“The time is right for the IARC to upgrade its previous epidemiology based classification of RF exposure to higher levels in terms of the carcinogenicity of RF radiation for humans. Recently, two relatively well-conducted RF and microwave exposure studies employing the Sprague–Dawley strain of rats—without, however, using any cancer-promoting agents (or cocarcinogens)—showed consistent results in significantly increased total primary cancer or overall tumor rates in animals exposed to RF radiation.” 

James C. Lin PhD in The Significance of Primary Tumors in the NTP Study of Chronic Rat Exposure to Cell Phone Radiation published in IEEE Microwave Magazine 

James C. Lin PhD is Editor in Chief of  Bioelectromagnetics and has numerous publications on RFR and electromagnetic radiation. He has served in numerous leadership capacities including the President’s Committee on the National Medal of Science. He was awarded the d’Arsonval Medal Award of the Bioelectromagnetics Society  in 2003. 

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