Portable Phones Cause Cancer, Says High Court in Italy

A High Court in Italy has ruled that DECT phones cause cancer. See translation of article about the court judgement, below, and the Italian article following.

DECT telephones and mobile phones cause cancer.

The Highest Regional Court in Brescia (North Italy) has now issued a final valid judgement confirming a causal connection.

The brain tumor of an employee of the INAIL (IstitutoNazionale by l’Assicurazione contro gli Infortuni sul Lavoro) the National Public Insurance Institute, has been caused by hours of use of a cordless (DECT) and/or mobile phone.

The judgement is a breakthrough because this time the Judge excluded industry financed appraisals and relied on industry independent data.

This judgement makes it now possible for employees in Italy to insist on the supply of a corded phone and to advise their employer that they are legally liable for future damages should they insist on the use of a cordless phone.

The Consumer Center in South Tirol advises everyone to insist on a written declaration regarding the use of telecommunication equipment which expressly states that the employer takes all responsibility for any future medium or long term consequences.

The plaintiff has now been awarded an 80% disability pension due to his `handy damage’ and the employer INAIL is to pay all court costs.

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High Court Judgement in Italy

 
From: ANDREW GOLDSWORTHY <andrew.goldsworthy1@btinternet.com>
Date: Sun, Aug 8, 2010 at 1:12 PM

 
Dear xxxx,

Further to my email on  August 6th, can I remind you that the French Authorities have already removed WiFi from their public libraries because of symptoms of electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) among the staff. Also, there has been a recent judgement by a High Court in Italy that an employer who forced his staff to use mobile and cordless phones (which have a similar technology to WiFi), has been held legally responsible for a brain tumour and instructed to pay compensation to the person concerned, plus legal costs. I am pasting in a translation of the news item below.
 
DECT telephones and mobile phones cause cancer.

The Highest Regional Court in Brescia (North Italy) has now issued a final valid judgement confirming a causal connection.

The brain tumour of an employee of the INAIL (IstitutoNazionale by l' Assicurazione contro gli Infortuni sul Lavoro) the National Public Insurance Institute, has been caused by hours of use of a cordless(DECT) and/or mobile phone

The judgement is a breakthrough because this time the  Judge excluded industry financed appraisals and relied on industry independent data.

This judgement makes it now possible for employees in Italy to insist on the supply of a corded phone and to advise their employer that they are legally liable for future damages should they insist on the use of a cordless phone.

The Consumer Centre in South Tirol advises everyone to insist on a written declaration  regarding the use of telecommunication equipment  which  expressly states that the employer takes all responsibility for any future medium or long term consequences

The plaintiff has now been awarded an 80%disability pension and  the employer INAIL is to pay all court costs.
 
This could well create a precedent for the whole of he EU, which could also include WiFi. Apart from the symptoms of EHS, already caused by the WiFi routers, longer term effects of the radiation from WiFi laptops are likely to be various abdominal cancers, digestive disorders such as IBS, and a loss of fertility.
 
As you will see, both BECTA and the HPA have carefully worded their recommendations to schools so as to place all legal responsibility on the schools' governing bodies and, insofar as they have both now been abolished, it is unlikely that they will be of help in the future anyway.
 
Members of the schools' governing bodies are therefore left holding full legal responsibility, perhaps individually, for any ill effects of WiFi on both students and staff. It just isn't worth the risk.
 
My advice, as someone who has studied the effects of electromagnetic radiation on animals and humans for many years, is for all schools that have WiFi equipment to remove it immediately, replace it with cable, and disable the WiFi on any laptops that they wish to retain (quite easy to do).
 
Yours sincerely
 
Dr Andrew Goldsworthy

 

 

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