His work is of great importance as electrosensitivity is classified as a disability under Swedish law which requires remediation of the environment to allow disabled people equal access to society. Electrosensitivity is an environmentally-induced functional impairment. How is the Karolinska Institute going to help Swedish society move forward with allowing full integration of people with electrosensitivity into society if they forcibly retire one of the foremost experts on the topic. Furthermore, the EUROPAEM [European Academy for Environmental Medicine] EMF Guideline 2016 for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of EMF-related health problems and illnesses makes it clear that minimizing RF/EMF exposures in society is important not just to allow those who have already been over-exposed to RF/EMF to participate in society, but also to prevent others from becoming over-exposed. The threats as you know are myriad, but include cancer with experts saying the RF radiation should be classified as Group 1 -carcinogenic to humans (https://www.youtube.com/
If a brief example from your own experience will serve to emphasize the importance of his work, please include it.
Thank you for taking time to support his re-instatement (with necessary funding) so he can continue his research and educational role with the Karolinska Institute.
Write Vice Chancellor of the Karolinska Institute, Professor Ole Petter Ottersen [[hidden email]], and with copies to the following e-mail addresses:
At the same time, also send hidden, secret (Bcc) copies to the following e-mail addresses:
At the end of the letter, add the following very important paragraph:
This letter shall be registered according to Swedish law by the "Registrator" (or equivalent); I request "diarienummer, dnr" (or equivalent) with immediate returning e-mail to my e-mail address as confirmation that the attached letter has been received. I also want to know the name of the manager of my letter - even if you, professor Ottersen, do this - as well as estimated response time within the stipulated 3-week period.
Info about Prof Johansson:
The latest studies on electromagnetic fields (EMF) show it is time to set up new strong preventative actions to protect public health. Electromagnetic fields can be a problem in the development of the fetus and the growth of children.
Recently, the American National Toxicology Program’s study (2016) found a clear link between radiofrequency radiation from mobile phones and malignant gliomas of the brain and schwannomas in the heart of rats.
Professor Olle Johansson emphasizes: “There is an urgent need for completely independent research projects to be inaugurated to ensure our public health. These projects must be entirely independent of all types of commercial interests. Public health cannot have a price-tag!”
“There is a clear responsibility of the democratically elected body of every country”, adds Professor Johansson.
Scientific and public health reports are clear:
1. Low-intensity (non-thermal) bio effects and adverse health effects are demonstrated at levels significantly below existing exposure standards.
2. The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE/FC) public safety limits are inadequate and obsolete with respect to prolonged, low-intensity exposures.
3. New, biologically-based public exposure standards are urgently needed to protect public health worldwide.
It is not in the public interest to wait.
I just posted some info about him, so that it makes easier to write a letter of support.
Without knowing who we are to support, is hard to write something...
It's sad that people like him are being forced into retirement.
Ok I sent the emails, but one email was stuck... Missing domain, it seems (incomplete email).
It's a bit of a work to send each email every time with copies...
Next time, write down their emails so that I can simply copy-paste these and send in one email with Forwarding to all (otherwise, it takes too long....).
This is what I received in regards to his position:
Thank you for your letters where you express concern about Mr Johansson, the research on sensitivity to radiofrequency radiation, the treatment in society of functionally disabled in this regard and the integrity of research among other issues.
Since your letters are all fairly similar and for several of them, parts almost identical, we choose to reply to you all with this letter.
Despite its name, Karolinska Institutet is a university and not a research institute. It is an institution under the authority of the Ministry of Education and Science, and as such abides by the regulations governing the higher education sector such as the Higher Education Act and the Higher Education Ordinance. The Act refers to the notion of freedom of research as freedom to choose research topic, to develop research methodologies, and to publish research results. Research work is however also affected by a framework of rules on for examples ethics in research, occupational safety issues and not least research integrity. And then there is the limiting factor of funding.
The notice and offer of early retirement for Mr Johansson is due to lack of funding. Academic research is, to a large extent, dependent on competitive external funding. A researcher at Karolinska Institutet has to finance his/her research at the university by submitting project proposals to external funding sources such as research councils, specialized agencies, trusts and foundations, and international research programmes. It is then up to the external funding body to prioritize among received proposals. The amount of funding needed can only be determined by the researcher him/herself in relation to the planned research and overhead costs. Mr Johansson and his group did not receive any external funding since 2011, and even before that, external funding was scarce. The research department can no longer subsidise the group and the research in question therefore lacks funding.
As said previously, Karolinska Institutet is a university with the core tasks of education and research. For policy, regulatory framework and follow-up on radiofrequency radiation and functional disabilities there are specialized government agencies such as the Public Health Agency, the National Board of Health and Welfare, the Swedish Work Environment Authority, the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority and the Swedish Agency for Participation.
Please also consult www.ki.se where you among others can find Karolinska Institutet’s annual report to the government with numbers, statistics and accounting.
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