Month: May, 2012

WE RETURNED FROM MADRID THIRD CONGRESS ENSSER “Risks for Public Health & the Environment”


Dear Association BIOGEN office@biogen.rs,

This is the IEMFA EMF presentation held on the Madrid congress "Risks for Public Health & the Environment"
The two-perspective risk assessment system in Europe - World health change possibly linked to electromagnetic fields

Main context of the conference was that current methods and institutions for assessing environmental-health risks are not able to cope with complexities and uncertainties. Also scientific concepts and paradigms are requested that are independent from the interests and influence of the promoters of technologies. In line, it is recommended not to restrict risk assessment to closed networks of narrow elites, but to open up assessment and management of risks to wider groups of stakeholders. Also a plead is made to bring together the different types of knowledge existing in different networks.

The Goals of the Conference were as follows:
1) Increase public and political awareness of social, economic and environmental risks of current and new technologies and discuss effective means for e.g. technology and risk assessments, product approvals, and liability schemes.

2) Provide a forum for open public debate where experts from different fields can address the following questions and issues:
- What are the public health and environment risks of technologies such as modern biotechnology, nanotechnology, electromagnetic fields, and novel chemicals?
- What are the private and societal needs that are addressed by these technologies?
- Which are the current policies and procedures for shaping and assessing these technologies?
- Which are the main barriers to avoiding or minimizing risks and how can they be overcome?
- How can the precautionary principle be best applied?
- Why is there a lack of comprehensive and strong policies and institutions that could better support public interests?
- How can the marginalization of independent research, neglect of its results, and the undue influence of vested interests that inhibit change for the public good be overcome?

3) Create an Action Plan with concrete and realistic activities to support the changes needed, including changes in scientific paradigms and practices.and in the control of technological choices.

Organised by: The European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility (ENSSER), The European Environment Agency (EEA), The Health Defense Organisation (HDO), The Cátedra-Universidad-Empresa-Sindicato.
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The delegation of Biogen arrived on the 7th ICNIRP NIR Workshop (Workshop of the International Commission on non-ionizing radiation protection)

The delegation of Biogen arrived on the 7th  ICNIRP NIR Workshop (Workshop of the International Commission on non-ionizing radiation protection). We are only in Serbia had the honor of the 20th anniversary of the beginning of this Commission be invited to attend.

Also, we are the only representatives from the former republics of the third ENSSER Congress of the European network of scientists for social and environmental responsibility in Madrid, which started today, 16 May 2012th year.

Delegacija biogena doputovala na 7th ICNIRP NIR Workshop (radionnicu Međunarodne komisije za nejonizujuće zračenje i zaštitu)

Delegacija biogena doputovala na 7th ICNIRP NIR Workshop (radionicu Međunarodne komisije za nejonizujuće zračenje i zaštitu). Mi smo jedini iz Srbije imali tu čast da na 20-tu godišnjicu početka rada ove komisije budemo pozvani da prisustvujemo.

Takodje, mi smo jedini predstavnici iz bivših republika na 3. kongresu ENSSER Evropske mreže naučnika za socijalnu i ekološku odgovornost u Madridu koja je počela danas, 16. maja 2012. godine.

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