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    Have your say – Health technology assessment

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    Health technology assessment – procedural rules for assessing and managing conflicts of interest

    About this initiative: This initiative concerns the management of conflicts of interest in the clinical assessment of new health technologies. It sets out implementing rules to ensure that EU-level assessments of new health technologies are conducted in an independent and impartial manner, free from conflict of interest.

    Feedback period: for stage 4 it is 29 May 2024 – 26 June 2024


    Feedback from Europeans for Safe Connections

    We, “Europeans for Safe Connections“, fully support managing conflicts of interest within the joint work of the Member State Coordination Group on Health Technology Assessment.

    We believe that not only new health technologies should be assessed but also existing health technologies should be assessed based on new data evidence. For example there is a new Dr. Panagopoulos study related to gamma radiation treatment. He discovered that mobile telephony electromagnetic fields significantly enhanced the genotoxic action of gamma radiation thus people should be aware of the increased risk during treatment periods.

    Furthermore, we highlight the global implementation of fifth-generation (5G) radiofrequency (RF) radiation without adequate investigation into its potential risks to human health and the environment. This situation has sparked debates among concerned individuals across various countries.

    In September 2017, an appeal was made to the European Union (EU) by over 390 scientists and medical doctors. They requested a moratorium on 5G deployment until thorough scientific evaluations of potential negative consequences could be conducted. However, recent publications from the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), which is tied to EU and government expert groups, have raised concerns. Conflicts of interest and industry affiliations may have influenced biased reports.

    The lack of unbiased risk assessment for 5G technology poses risks to populations. Additionally, there appears to be a group monopolizing evaluation committees, reinforcing a no-risk paradigm. We believe that such behavior qualifies as scientific misconduct, as it impacts people’s lives.

    We quote the European Parliamentary Research Service document: “Various studies suggest that 5G would affect the health of humans, plants, animals, insects, and microbes – and as 5G is an untested technology, a cautious approach would be prudent.

    Hundreds of recent scientific studies, including peer-reviewed research, and even rigorously peer-reviewed research demonstrating serious long-term adverse effects on human health from recent and earlier generations of wireless technologies.

    Therefore we suggest to appoint new ethics committee or expand EGE’s activities (EGE – The European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies, whose role is defined by Article 2 of Commission Decision 2016/835). We call for the creation of a body that brings together scientists and representatives of different schools of thought, elected in complete independence from business circles and governments. This body would be responsible for creating the conditions for a public debate before any major technology is introduced, and for preparing decisions to be validated by referendum.
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    At the same time, the public is not told that hundreds of independent scientific studies, including peer-reviewed research, and even rigorously peer-reviewed research, demonstrate serious long-term effects on human health from new and earlier generations of wireless technologies on, for example, fertility, the nervous system, the cardiovascular system, and cellular processes.

    The UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Helsinki Accords and other international treaties recognise that informed consent prior to interventions that might affect human health is an essential, fundamental human right, which becomes even more controversial when considering children’s and young people’s exposure” quoting a statement from a European Parliamentary Research Service document (Effects of 5G wireless communication on human health).

    Best regards
    Europeans for Safe Connections
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