Professor Yuri G. Grigoriev (PhD, DMedSci), was one of ORSAA’s independent advisors. He had been a vocal critic of the ICNIRP approach in the setting of exposure limits for RF-EMF guidelines. Grigoriev was a giant in the science of Radiobiology in Russia, and the breadth and depth of his understanding of the interactions between biology and physics should not be ignored by governments, ... [Show full abstract] telecommunications engineers, or social scientists charged with responsible decision-making on this matter. Grigoriev recently published a book (titled: 5G CELLULAR STANDARDS. Total Radiobiological Assessment of the Danger of Planetary Electromagnetic Radiation Exposure to the Population).1 He asked ORSAA to help translate this book into English.
As the book reveals, Soviet radiobiological scientists and clinicians were amongst the first to realise the therapeutic and detrimental effects of millimetre Waves (mmWaves), documented in a significant body of scientific literature spanning many decades. The findings were very clear in the 1970s that pulsed modulated low frequency signals on mmWaves, although having shallow penetration in the skin, can lead to a variety of bioeffects that over the long term, will result in health effects particularly amongst the most vulnerable, including children, the infirm and the aged.
Grigoriev noted that it is necessary to assess the degree of radiosensitivity of various organs and their interaction with the biological systems of the body. These vital organs develop over the course of our lives and should be considered when setting safety standards. Thus, it is necessary to assess potential adverse reactions in important organs such as the brain, the visual and auditory systems, the vestibular system, the thyroid gland, the sclera of the eyes, the endocrine system, the reproductive system and the immune system. The study of the effects of long-term or chronic radiation exposure, such as benign and malignant tumors, is particularly important for assessing the risk of all forms of EMF. The experiments showing sensitivities of these organs to RF exposures are given in the book. The results from these experiments point to an urgent need for specialized research that can assess the degree of harm from cellular communication to children and other vulnerable individuals. Moreover, it is important to establish a scientific basis for developing ethical radiation protection standards that are optimised with appropriate “safety factors” to address unknown and emerging factors related to health impacts, as well as possible future technological developments.