In the statement handed to the Minister for Ecology, the Permanent Secretary repeated the conclusion reached by all institutional investigations so far, that relay antennas are innocuous
In the monthly news published by the French Academy of Medicine in May 2013, in the chapter entitled (see Chap. 21>10) dossier on the waves in question, the Permanent Secretary of the Academy answered the request made by Madame Delphine BATHO on 21 March for a statement assessing the economic and legal consequences of enshrining the ALARA principle (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) in law. In the statement handed to the Minister for Ecology, the Permanent Secretary repeated the conclusion reached by all institutional investigations so far, that relay antennas are innocuous (Zmirou Report, WHO, AFSSET – the French agency for food safety, the environment and labour –and OPECST – the French parliamentary office for the assessment of scientific choices) and cast significant doubts on the ALARA principle being applied to antennas, which could generate more problems than solutions.
The Permanent Secretary also replied to Mr. François BROTTES, President of the Commission for Economic Affairs at the French National Assembly, who had asked for further clarification from the Academy on its position regarding the harmful effects of radiofrequency waves, including detailed responses to the issues raised: relay antennas, IARC classifications, the BioInitiative Report, the report by the Council of the European Union and the origins of 0.6V/m, with a paragraph demonstrating the lack of scientific data justifying this formula. The statement also says that there is no formal proof of the harmful effects of mobile telephones, even in the long term (more than 10 years use).
Academy monthly news / May 2013
The responses are perfectly in line with the previous statements made by the Academy.