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Grant application 2014
The papers by Lennart Hardell and colleagues published in 2014 and listed below which owe their existence to grant contributions from the Pandora Foundation and other private organizations lead to the conclusion that a carcinogenic impact of mobile phone radiation on humans must be regarded as nearly certain.

1. Hardell L, Carlberg M. Brain Tumour Risk Associated with Use of Mobile and Cordless Phones (Richter K, Ludwig P). Würzburg, Festung Marienberg, 5. April 2014. S. 6-21. >>> [915 KB]

2. Hardell L, Carlberg M, Söderqvist F, Mild KH. Mobile phones and cancer: Next steps. Epidemiology. 2014;25(4):617-618.

3. Hardell L, Carlberg M. Long-term mobile phone use and acoustic neuroma. Epidemiology. 2014;25(5):778.

4. Hardell L, Carlberg M. Mobile and Cordless Phone Use and Brain Tumor Risk. In: Rosch (ed) Bioelectromagnetic and Subtle Energy Medicine. In press.

5. Carlberg M, Hardell L. Decreased survival of glioma patients with astrocytoma grade IV (glioblastoma multiforme) associated with long-term use of mobile and cordless phones. Int J Environ Res Public Health 2014;11:10790-10805; doi:10.3390/ijerph111010790.

6. Hardell L, Carlberg M. Mobile phone and cordless phone use and the risk for glioma - Analysis of pooled case-control studies in Sweden, 1997-2003 and 2007-2009. Pathophysiology 2014, in press.

7. Carlberg M, Hardell L. Pooled analysis of Swedish case-control studies 1997-2003 and 2007-2009 on meningioma risk associated with use of mobile and cordless phones. Submitted.

To further confirm his research results Lennart Hardell submitted another grant application to the Pandora Foundation with which he intends to reach the following goals:

A. Investigation of occupational and environmental risk factors for the development of brain tumours (glioma, meningioma, acoustic neuroma) in his study groups in order to recognize the true risk that has to be attributed to mobile phone radiation. The questionnaires of the case-control studies in the years 1997-2003 and 2007-2009 create the scientific basis for this investigation.

B. Investigation of the carcinogenic impact of mobile phone radiation dependent on the nature and composition of the various wireless telephone technology generations (G1 - G3). Users in Sweden were exposed to from the nineties in the last century until today first to analogue phones (G1), then to GSM (2G), and finally to UMTS (G3).

C. Measurements of radiofrequency and other electromagnetic fields in the environment using EME Spy 200. The application of wireless communication devices is continuously increasing in our societies and does not even stay away from schools and pre-schools. Warnings from international scientific organizations (e.g. because of possible health should actually be taken more seriously.

Based on the research results presented by Hardell and his colleagues, the classification of radiofrequency radiation in Group 2B as ‘possibly carcinogenic’ by WHO’s International Agency for Cancer Research in 2011 must already now be considered out of date. Instead, radiofrequency radiation would actually have to be included in Group 1 as ‘carcinogenic to humans’. Since 2011 industry and politics make use of all their possibilities to prevent this necessary step for the protection of people. Their actions in the conflict with science have tradition for more the half a century: impeding of independent research by refusing financial support as applied in the German Mobile Telecommunication Research Programme, supporting of pseudo-research in order to counteract inconvenient research results as happened in the case of the EU-funded REFLEX Study, and finally defamation of independent scientists as occurred in the case of the REFLEX Study and Lennart Hardell’s epidemiological investigations.

It proves enormously difficult to cope with such a system, which not only has nearly unlimited financial means and political power, but also does not shy away from effectively applying these means, wherever corruption of science promises economic success. Thus, in spite of the progress made by Hardell and others in independent research it might take quite a while until any further increase in malign brain tumours and probably other disorders, too, will finally compel the governments world-wide to adjust their attitude to the reality. It remains to be seen for how many people this will be too late.

Call for donations

Ignoring the existence of alarming research results recently published by Lennart Hardell , industry and politics claim that there is no health risk to the public through radiofrequency radiation. On the other hand, non-governmental organisations worldwide demand that radiofrequency radiation be classified in Group 1 from the WHO’s International Agency for Cancer Research criteria as an agent ’carcinogenic to humans’. This would be the decisive step to force governments all over the world to finally give precedence to the protection of people over economic interests. Yet, the lobbyists of the telecommunication industry continue to prevent this necessary change of attitude by refusing to acknowledge all research findings that document this risk to human health.

To accelerate the governments’ process of enlightenment, the Pandora Foundation for independent research appeals to all European citizens who distrust the close cooperation between politics and industry. Only a common outcry will move our governments to rethink their attitude towards radiation protection and stop selling off the health of their citizens to the telecommunication industry. That the time to act has come is demonstrated by Lennart Hardells most recent research results. Your donation will not only enable him to continue his work, but will also alert more and more people to the danger that threatens them and their families. Only informed citizens will be able to remind governments of the constitutional principles their power is based upon and let them know how easy it is to lose it.

Donations with the annotation “Lennart Hardell” will be forwarded by the Pandora Foundation without deduction to the Orebro University in Sweden so this vital research can continue.

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