Elizabeth “Libby” Kelley, MHA

Executive Director - Electromagnetic Safety Alliance (USA)

Libby has worked for almost 25 years to educate and advocate on electromagnetic fields health and safety. She has training and work experience in public health and public policy. She has a Masters’ degree in health care service administration, specializing in community health services, earned at the University of Southern California. She worked for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) in the Office of the Secretary in Washington D.C. for 10 years as an analyst where she conducted large studies evaluating major health and welfare issues and also conducted a study of the U.S. Food Stamp Program for the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee. She entered federal service as a U.S. Presidential Management Fellow.

She is Executive Director for the Electromagnetic Safety Alliance, Inc. www.emsafetyalliance.org, and directs the International EMF Scientist Appeal, signed by scientists who have published EMF papers in professional journals, to the United Nations, the World Health Organization and to U.N. member nations, www.emfscientist.org. Libby serves as Executive Producer for this EMF Medical Conference 2021.

 

Abstract

EMF Scientists Call for Precautionary Measures to Protect Humankind and Nature

For over two decades, independent scientists who conduct EMF research on electrical and magnetic fields, and electromagnetic radiofrequency radiation and publish papers in professional journals, have joined to issue statements to bring their concerns about the biological and adverse health effects they are reporting in their papers, to the attention of public officials and the public. 

The International EMF Scientist Appeal, initiated in 2015, is addressed to the Director-General of the United Nations, the Secretary-General of the World Health Organization, the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme and to all U.N. Member States.  During this presentation, I will present and discuss this Appeal, including the consensus view of the scientists on the biological and adverse health effects, which will be amended to reflect the current state of the science and a description of the inadequacies of the current thermal-based guidelines and guidelines to protect human health, that are set by international standard setting organizations. Further, the studies showing biological and adverse health effects of non-ionizing radiation far below these thermal standards being ignored by these organizations;  and these scientists are making an urgent call to international and national public health and environmental agencies, to consider the scientific evidence showing non-thermal effects.  The scientists recommend measures that should be taken to protect people from EMF exposure risks, based on the precautionary principle and ALARA (the concept of As Low As Reasonably Achievable), particularly by lowering the safety thresholds.  The scientists call upon the UN Environment Programme to convene a multidisciplinary committee to review the scientific evidence and make recommendations to protect animals, plants, microbes, and people.

Statements issued by the Advisors to the Appeal since 2015, as well as other significant appeals, resolutions, and initiatives, that continue to raise the imperative need for biologically- based standards, will also be discussed.

About the Electromagnetic Safety Alliance, Inc.
Based in Tucson, Arizona USA, the Electromagnetic Safety Alliance (ESA) is a non-profit organization that seeks to “make the invisible, visible.” ESA and its advisors have decades of experience working on public health issues, advising both the public and elected leaders of the potential hazards of non-ionizing radiation. ESA’s executive director, Elizabeth Kelley, also manages the International EMF Scientist Appeal to the United Nations. For more information, please visit www.emsafetyalliance.org

9:00 - 9:30 AM

Sunday 31 January 2021

International EMF Scientists Call for Protection of Humankind and Nature

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