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Good news from the EU Parliament, the EU Parliament recommends recognizing MCS and EHS.
European Parliament Declaration recommends EHS and MCS be in each member country s ICD and WHO s ICD
Attached a summary of the meeting at the WHO headquarters in Geneva May 13, 2011.
Summary of the Meeting at the WHO Headquarters Geneva, May 13th 2011
Informant: Iris Atzmon
Pls add in your News that the Declaration above is ONLY A PROPOSAL by 5 MEPs: it s compulsory that all the NGOs, Associazionrs, people that follow your notes should send a proper email to own MEPs to report that National MCS/EHS situation and make the right pressure on them!
Congress about MCS-EHS in Rome 19th April 2012
European Parliament Declaration: recommends EHS & MCS be in each member country s ICD & WHO s ICD
This is really important. Please lobby your regional MEPs to sign this. It isthe equivalent of a UK Parliament ''early day motion'' written by 5 MEPs that needs at least an extra 370 other MEPs to sign by 14th June 2012. Over half the total number of MEPs need to sign for this Declaration to be ''adopted''. Very few Declarations are ''adopted''. EU residents can influence the outcome of a Written Declaration by lobbying MEPs and asking them to sign up. Find your MEPs here:
Scroll down the Country box to the UK and then select your region. You can then click on individual MEPs to get their details.
At present there are no ICD codes in general use for CFS, MCS or EHS, so doctors can t even officially record the incidence as, effectively, these diseases/syndromes do not officially exist, although CFS and MCS are more recognised than EHS. It is crazy and irresponsible as we can t make progress if the number of sufferers/diagnoses are not recorded. Getting ICD numbers is just a start, but an essential one.
The Nordic Council of Ministersdoes categorise electrosensitivity as a work-relatedsymptom-based diagnosis code ICD-10; R68.8 or R69 or Y68.8 or Y69 for occupational cases.
We should have universal ICD and sub-codes for types EHS that are used all over the EU.
I hope ES-UK, RRT and Electromagnetic Man will produce a draft short (1 page A4 maximum) letter that can be sent to MEPs to inform them of this important matter and persuade them to sign the Declaration.
I will be happy to read/check/advise but do not have the time or energy to produce it. Please take this email as your ''starter for 10''.
EMF Stakeholder Dialogue Group
We wish to let you know that the minutes of the ?Stakeholder Dialogue Group? on EMF are published the EU Commission website.
Also download EU actions on Electromagnetic fields and public health
EM Radiation Research Trust
Pursuant to Rule 123 of the Rules of Procedure (see below).
Original at http://www.europarl.europa.eu/plenary/en/written-declarations.html
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WRITTEN DECLARATION on the recognition of multiple chemical sensitivity and electrohypersensitivity in the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD)
Raül Romeva i Rueda, Kriton Arsenis, Willy Meyer, Michèle Rivasi, Oreste Rossi
Lapse date: 14.6.2012 Ref: 0014/2012
The European Parliament,
? having regard to its resolution of 4 September 2008 on the mid-term review of the European Environment and Health Action Plan 2004-2010, particularly recital J thereof,
? having regard to Decision 1350/2007/EC establishing a second programme of Community action in the field of health (2008-2013), and the White Paper ?Together for Health? (COM(2007)0630),
? having regard to its resolution of 2April 2009 on health concerns associated with electromagnetic fields,
? having regard to Rule 123 of its Rules of Procedure,
A. whereas health inequalities between different European countries should be eradicated;
B. whereas multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) patients are vulnerable to environmental pollution and electrohypersensitivity (EHS) patients to electromagnetic radiation, both involving serious risks in several areas over which they have no influence, such as the air they breathe and exposure to EM radiation;
1. Recommends that Member States which have not yet done so include MCS and EHS in their own ICDs and in their ILO-based Lists of Occupational Diseases; suggests that the WHO Assembly include MCS and EHS in its upcoming ICD-11;
2. Urges Member State governments to apply existing rules regarding EM radiation and exposure to harmful substances and to apply the precautionary principle strictly, with effective health and environmental measures, in order to immediately protect those affected, whose number is growing exponentially;
3. Suggests harmonising the rules on physical agents and harmful substances in the Member States, on the basis of the strictest existing criteria, and also placing controls on imported products;
4. Instructs its President to forward this declaration, together with the names of the signatories, to the Council, the Commission and the parliaments of the Member States.
Here s the text of the EMF Resolution adopted by a large consortium of leading U.S. health advocacy groups 10 days ago. Momentum is building to foster solidarity on all the key public health issues that natural health oriented consumers are tuned into, like GMOs, rights to non-pharmaceutical medicines and care, mercury amalgams, organic food, environmental chemicals and metals, clean air and clean water, etc. Please print the PDF of the Resolution and share in your community.
Informant: Martin Weatherall
Workshop on Risk Communication: Electromagnetic Fields and Human Health
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