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Interdisziplinäre Gesellschaft

für Umweltmedizin e. V.

IGUMED, Bergseestr. 57, 79713 Bad Säckingen, Germany

Tel. 07761 913490, FAX 913491, e-mail: igumed@gmx.de


9. Oktober 2002

FREIBURGER APPEAL

Out of great concern for the health of our fellow human beings do we - as established physicians of all fields, especially that of environmental medicine - turn to the medical
establishment and those in public health and political domains, as well as to the public.
We have observed, in recent years, a dramatic rise in severe and chronic diseases
among our patients, especially:

- Learning, concentration, and behavioural disorders (e.g. attention deficit
disorder, ADD)

- Extreme fluctuations in blood pressure, ever harder to influence with
medications

- Heart rhythm disorders

- Heart attacks and strokes among an increasingly younger population

- Brain-degenerative diseases (e.g. Alzheimers) and epilepsy

- Cancerous afflictions: leukemia, brain tumors

Moreover, we have observed an ever-increasing occurrence of various disorders, often
misdiagnosed in patients as psychosomatic:

- Headaches, migraines

- Chronic exhaustion

- Inner agitation

- Sleeplessness, daytime sleepiness

- Tinnitus

- Susceptibility to infection

- ;Nervous and connective tissue pains, for which the usual causes do not
explain even the most conspicuous symptoms

Since the living environment and lifestyles of our patients are familiar to us, we can
see ü especially after carefully-directed inquiry ü a clear temporal and spatial correla-
tion between the appearance of disease and exposure to pulsed high -frequency microwave
radiation (HFMR), such as:

- Installation of a mobile telephone sending station in the near vicinity

- Intensive mobile telephone use

- Installation of a digital cordless (DECT) telephone at home or in the
neighbourhood

We can no longer believe this to be purely coincidence, for:

- Too often do we observe a marked concentration of particular illnesses in
correspondingly HFMR-polluted areas or apartments;

- Too often does a long-term disease or affliction improve or disappear in a
relatively short time after reduction or elimination of HFMR pollution in the
patients environment;

- Too often are our observations confirmed by on-site measurements of
HFMR of unusual intensity.

On the basis of our daily experiences, we hold the current mobile communications
technology (introduced in 1992 and since then globally extensive) and cordless digital
telephones (DECT standard) to be among the fundamental triggers for this fatal development.

One can no longer evade these pulsed microwaves. They heighten the
risk of already-present chemical/physical influences, stress the bodys immune system,
and can bring the bodys still-functioning regulatory mechanisms to a halt. Pregnant
women, children, adolescents, elderly and sick people are especially at risk.

Our therapeutic efforts to restore health are becoming increasingly less effective: the
unimpeded and continuous penetration of radiation into living and working areas ü
particularly bedrooms, an essential place for relaxation, regeneration and healing ü
causes uninterrupted stress and prevents the patients thorough recovery.

In the face of this disquieting development, we feel obliged to inform the public of our
observations ü especially since hearing that the German courts regard any danger
from mobile telephone radiation as ” purely hypothetical( (see the decisions of the constitutional
court in Karlsruhe and the administrative court in Mannheim, Spring 2002).

What we experience in the daily reality of our medical practice is anything but hyp othetical!

We see the rising number of chronically sick patients also as the result of an
irresponsible ” safety limits( policy, which fails to take the protection of the public from
the short- and long-term effects of mobile telephone radiation as its criterium for action.

Instead, it submits to the dictates of a technology already long recognized as
dangerous. For us, this is the beginning of a very serious development through which
the health of many people is being threatened.

We will no longer be made to wait upon further unreal research results - which in our
experience are often influenced by the communications industry ü while evidential
studies go on being ignored. We find it to be of urgent necessity that we act now!

Above all, we are, as doctors, the advocates for our patients. In the interest of all
those concerned, whose basic right to life and freedom from bodily harm is curren tly
being put at stake, we appeal to those in the spheres of politics and public health.

Please support the following demands with your influence:

- New health-friendly communications techniques, given independent risk
assessments before their introduction and, as immediate measures and transitional steps:

- Stricter safety limits and major reduction of sender output and HFMR po llution
on a justifiable scale, especially in areas of sleep and convale scence

- A say on the part of local citizens and communities regarding the placing
of antennae (which in a democracy should be taken for granted)

- Education of the public, especially of mobile telephone users, regarding
the health risks of electromagnetic fields

- Ban on mobile telephone use by small children, and r estrictions on use by
adolescents

- Ban on mobile telephone use and digital cordless (DECT) telephones in
preschools, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, events halls, public buil dings
and vehicles (as with the ban on smoking)

- Mobile telephone and HFMR-free zones (as with auto-free areas)

- Revision of DECT standards for cordless telephones with the goal of reducing
radiation intensity and limiting actual use time, as well as avoiding
the biologically critical HFMR pulsation

- Industry-independent research, finally with the inclusion of amply available
critical research results and our medical observations

The So-far Undersigned

Dr. med. Thomas Allgaier, General medicine, Environmental medicine, Heitersheim

Dr. med. Christine Aschermann, Neural physician, Psychotherapy, Leutkirch

Dr. med. Waltraud Ba r, General medicine, Natural healing, Environmental medicine, Wiesloch

Dr. med. Wolf Bergmann, Genaeral medicine, Homeopathy, Freiburg

Dr. med. H. Bernhardt, Pediatry, Schauenburg

Dr. Karl Braun von Gladiü, General medicine, Holistic medicine, Teufen

Hans Bruggen, Internal medicine, Respiratory medicine, Environmental medicine, Allergenics, Deggendorf

Dr. med. Christa-Johanna Bub-Jachens, General medicine, Natural healing, Stiefenhofen

Dr. med. Arndt Dohmen, Internal medicine, Bad Sa ckingen

Barbara Dohmen, General medicine, Environmental medicine, Bad Sa ckingen

Verena Ehret, Doctor, Kotzting

Dr. med. Joachim Engels, Internal medicine, Homeopathy, Freiburg

Karl-Rainer Fabig, Practical doctor

Dr. med. Gerhilde Gabriel, Doctor, Munchen

Dr. med. Karl Geck, Psychotherapy, Murg

Dr. med. Jan Gerhard, Pediatrics, Child/adolescent psychiatry, Ahrensburg

Dr. med. Peter Germann, Doctor, Environmental medicine, Homeopathy, Worms

Dr. med. Gertrud Grunenthal, General medicine, Environmental medicine, Bann

Dr. med. Michael Gulich, Doctor, Schopfheim

Julia Gunter, Psychotherapy, Korbach

Dr. med. Wolfgang Haas, Internal medicine, Dreieich

Dr. med. Karl Haberstig, General medicine, Psychotherapy, Psychosomatics, Inner-Urberg

Prof. Dr. med. Karl Hecht, Specialist in stress-, sleep-, chrono- und space travel medicine, Berlin

Dr. med. Bettina Hovels, General medicine, Lorrach

Walter Hofmann, Psychotherapy, Singen

Dr. med. Rolf Janzen, Pediatrics, Waldshut-Tiengen

Dr. med. Peter Jaenecke , Dentist, Ulm

Michaela Kammerer, Doctor, Murg

Dr. med. Michael Lefknecht, General medicine, Environmental medicine, Duisburg

Dr. med. Volker zur Linden, Internal medicine, Bajamar

Dr. med. Dagmar Marten, Doctor, Ochsenfurt

Dr. med. Rudolf Mraz, Psychotherapy, Natural healing, Stiefenhofen

Dr. med. Otto Pusch, Nuclear medicine, Bad Wildungen

Dr. med. Josef Rabenbauer, Psychotherapy, Freiburg

Elisabeth Radloff-Geck, Doctor, Psychotherapy, Homeopathy, Murg

Dr. med. Anton Radlspeck, Practical doctor, Natural healing, Aholming

Barbara Rautenberg, General medicine, Environmental medicine, Kotzting

Dr. med. Hans-Dieter Reimus, Dentist, Oldenburg

Dr. med. Ursula Reinhardt, General medicine, Bruchkobel

Dr. med. Dietrich Reinhardt, Internal medicine, Bruchkobel

Dr. med. Andreas Roche, General medicine, Kaiserslautern

Dr. med. Bernd Salfner, Pediatrics, Allergenics, Waldshut-Tiengen

Dr. med. Claus Scheingraber, Dentist, Munchen

Dr. med. Bernd Maria Schlamann, Dentist, Non-medical practitioner, Ahaus-Wessum

Dr. med. Hildegard Schuster, Psychotherapy, Lorrach

Norbert Walter, General medicine, Natural healing, Bad Sa ckingen

Dr. med. Rosemarie Wedig, Doctor, Psychotherapy, Homeopathy, Düsseldorf

Dr. med. Gunter Theiss, General medicine, Frankfurt

Prof. Dr. med. Otmar Wassermann, Toxicology, Schonkirchen

IGUMED Interdisziplinäre Gesellschaft für Umweltmedizin e.V.

FREIBURGER APPELL Blatt: - 5 -

Prof. Dr. med. H.-J. Wilhelm, Ear, nose and throat doctor, Phoniater, Frankfurt

Dr. med. Barbara Wurschnitzer-Hunig, Dermatology, Allergenics, Environmental medicine, Kempten

Dr. med. Ingo Frithjof Zurn, General medicine, Phlebology, Natural healing, Environmental medicine, Nordrach

List of supporters for the FREIBURGER APPEAL:

Dr. med. Wolfgang Baur, General medicine, Psychotherapy, Environmental medicine, Vienenburg

Prof. Dr. Klaus Buchner, Physicist, Munchen

Volker Hartenstein, Member of Parliament (Bavaria), Ochsenfurt

Maria und Bruno Hennek, Self-help group for chemical- and wood preservative-damaged, Wurzburg

Dr. Lebrecht von Klitzing, Medicinal physicist, Stokelsdorf

Wolfgang Maes, Baubiology and Environmental analysis, Neuss

Helmut Merkel, 1st Chairman of Biobiology Organization, Bonn

Peter Neuhold, Non-medicinal practitioner, Berlin

Prof. Dr. Anton Schneider, Scientific leader of Institute for Baubiology and Ecology, Neubeuern

Dr. Birgit Stöcker, Chairwoman of Self-Help Organization for Electrosensitives, München

Prof. Dr. Alfred G. Swierk, Mainz

Dr. Ulrich Warnke, Biophysics, Biopsychology, Biomedicine, Saarbrücken