Call for donation funding of a Hardell research project
Call for donations
Intention: Funding of a research project aimed at the assessment of the brain tumour risk due to the radiation from mobile phones
Applicant: Prof. Lennart Hardell, University of Orebro, Sweden
On May 31, 2011, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of the WHO published the outcome of a vote by an invited group of 30 scientists from 14 countries, who after a thorough discussion had come to the conclusion that radiofrequency radiation is "possibly carcinogenic to humans”. As one of the participants, Lennart Hardell contributed with his epi¬demiological research data essentially to this conclusion. Had the participants been willing to also consider the signifycance of the basic research results that clearly prove the carcinogenic potential of radiofrequency radiation, it is most likely that classification would already now have fallen in the next higher category "probably carcinogenic to humans".
Present epidemiological research data record a possible brain tumour risk of mobile phone users only until the year 2005. Because it was only 10 years since the technology had been introduced – a period much too short for a tumour development that normally takes decades - the data are still burdened with high uncertainty. The grant application from Lennart Hardell shows that he has available data from Swedish men and women diagnosed with a brain tumour between 2007 and 2009. The evaluation of the data is of high scientific importance because the longer the period of mobile phone use is the more reliable becomes a risk assessment.
For two years now Lennart Hardell tries to raise the funds necessary for the scientific evaluation of his data, but without any success. As IARC's current classification is more or less seen as an unjustified impertinence by industry and politics, there is obviously no interest to further substantiate the voiced suspicion of a brain tumour risk. This is the sole reason why a support of Lennart Hardell's research work is refused. Instead of the number of attempts is constantly growing to shed doubt on the results that he presented to the IARC. Those who wish to know the reasons may read the manuscript of Prof. Adlkofer’s presentation at the Harvard Law School in Cambridge, USA (www. Pandora-foundation.eu/ ….) .
In his application to the Pandora Foundation, Lennart Hardell indicates costs of about 51.000 Euro for his research project. The Foundation therefore appeals once more to citizens in Europe to enable this research project by a donation. Any size is welcome. We turn especially to those who want to know how the further development of mobile communication technologies will affect them and their children. Industry and politics will tell you only when it is too late. Donations made to the Pandora Foundation and addressed to Lennart Hardell's research will be fully passed on to his team.
The Board of the Pandora Foundation: Franz Adlkofer, Michael Kundi, Karl Richter
Pandora – Stiftung / Deutsche Bank Berlin / Konto 4 26 16 99 00 / BLZ 100 700 00
Pandora – Stiftung / Deutsche Bank Berlin / IBAN: DE18100700000426169900 / BIC: DEUTDEBBXXX
According to Article 10 of the German Income Tax Act the Foundation is entitled to issue tax-deductible receipts for donations supporting its scientific purposes
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