International EMF conference with strong participation of the U.S. Air Force
April 13... An
international EMF conference will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia,
during the first week of June, just a few days before the annual BEMS meeting in Kanazawa, Japan. Scanning the
list of invited speakers and of members of the organizing committee, we are
struck by the strong participation of the U.S. Air Force, which, for many
years, has been much more involved with harnessing microwaves for weapons
development than with establishing thresholds for health effects (see MWN, M/A01, p.1 & p.19). ICNIRP is
also playing a major role, with five present and past members (Ahlbom, McKinlay,
Taki, Vecchia and Veyret) on the conference's international advisory committee.
Immediately after the EMF conference, there will be a two-day course on EMF Safety Management, held under the aegis of the WHO. According to the published schedule, every single speaker is from the U.S. military.