Introduction to the Documentary Film
“When business leads research, can we still trust science?”
For the past ten years worldwide, questioning on the safety of mobile phone antennas has been increasing. Numerous scientific studies have revealed the adverse effects of electromagnetic waves on health. Yet, most health agencies, industry representatives, and a portion the scientific community claim that current health standards adequately protect the public.
Earlier this year journalist Nancy Meritens and film director Jean Hèches completed their documentary Ondes, Science et Manigances [or Microwaves, Science and Lies], that demonstrates how the telecommunications industry creates doubt about harmful radiofrequency waves through the manipulation of science.
Through interviews with several whistle blowers, including citizens, journalists, and scientists, this film reveals how, like the tobacco industry, the lobby of the mobile phone industry has built a strategy of “product defense” by artificially creating a scientific doubt about the harmful effects of electromagnetic waves. In addition to revealing collusion among various organizations including the World Health Organization (WHO), the film documents the actions of specific individuals like Emilie van Deventer of the WHO and Peter Valberg who works for the product defense firm Gradient.
The film has implications far beyond the cellular phone, cell tower, and microwave radar technology that it primarily addresses. Once people on a wider scale begin to understand that their cell phones are not as safe as they thought and that information on the hazards of such technology is effectively being suppressed, people will begin to more easily question the safety of radio frequency emissions from other technologies such as Wi-Fi and utility smart meters.
The film itself is very supportive of the plight of electrosensitives in a society where our environment is increasingly being saturated with RF waves.
WHO Fact Sheet N°193, “Electromagnetic Fields and Public Health”
Subsequent to the WHO’s International Agency on Research for Cancer (IARC) declaration in 2011 that radio frequency fields are possibly carcinogenic, the WHO actually took actions to downplay the declaration of its own agency, specifically through a revision to the WHO Fact Sheet N°193. These types of issues are comprehensively discussed in the new documentary film, in this instance, showing how the WHO takes actions to support the telecommunications industry rather than public health.
[Note: SkyVision Solutions believes that more than "limited evidence" exists to demonstrate adverse RF-related health effects, but the above language is consistent with the Group 2B IARC declaration.]
Additional Film Information
The documentary film (92 minutes in duration) was initially made in French but was quickly followed with an English version as well.
So far, the film has primarily enjoyed a European audience, and few DVDs exist in the proper NTSC format suitable for North American viewing. A limited number of DVDs in NTSC format (which include both the English and French versions) will soon be available for purchase through an eBay.com store maintained by SkyVision Solutions.