Comment: Doctors are speaking out and appealing for new regulations to halt the devastating biological and health consequences of exposure to pulsing high-frequency electromagnetic radiation - as in mobile cell phones, microwaves, and numerous other sources.


Interdisziplina re Gesellschaft fur Umweltmedizin e. V.
IGUMED, Bergseestr. 57, 79713 Bad Sackingen
Tel. 07761 913490, FAX 913491, e-mail:
IGUMED ƒ Interdisziplina re Gesellschaft fur Umweltmedizin e.V.
9. Oktober 2002


Out of great concern for the health of our fellow human beings do we - as established physicians of all fields, especially that of environmental medicine - turn to the medical establishment and those in public health and political domains, as well as to the public.

We have observed, in recent years, a dramatic rise in severe and chronic diseases among our patients, especially:

Moreover, we have observed an ever-increasing occurrence of various disorders, often misdiagnosed in patients as psychosomatic:

Since the living environment and lifestyles of our patients are familiar to us, we can see, especially after carefully-directed inquiry, a clear temporal and spatial correlation between the appearance of disease and exposure to pulsed high -frequency microwave radiation (HFMR), such as:

We can no longer believe this to be purely coincidence, for:

Too often do we observe a marked concentration of particular illnesses in correspondingly HFMR-polluted areas or apartments;

Too often does a long-term disease or affliction improve or disappear in a relatively short time after reduction or elimination of HFMR pollution in the patient's environment;

Too often are our observations confirmed by on-site measurements of HFMR of unusual intensity.

On the basis of our daily experiences, we hold the current mobile communications technology (introduced in 1992 and since then globally extensive) and cordless digital telephones (DECT standard) to be among the fundamental triggers for this fatal development.

One can no longer evade these pulsed microwaves. They heighten the risk of already-present chemical/physical influences, stress the body's immune system, and can bring the body's still-functioning regulatory mechanisms to a halt. Pregnant women, children, adolescents, elderly and sick people are especially at risk.

Our therapeutic efforts to restore health are becoming increasingly less effective: the unimpeded and continuous penetration of radiation into living and working areas , particularly bedrooms, an essential place for relaxation, regeneration and healing, causes uninterrupted stress and prevents the patient's thorough recovery.

In the face of this disquieting development, we feel obliged to inform the public of our observations, especially since hearing that the German courts regard any danger from mobile telephone radiation as "purely hypothetical" (see the decisions of the constitutional court in Karlsruhe and the administrative court in Mannheim, Spring 2002).

What we experience in the daily reality of our medical practice is anything but hypothetical! We see the rising number of chronically sick patients also as the result of an irresponsible "safety limits policy", which fails to take the protection of the public from the short- and long-term effects of mobile telephone radiation as its criterium for action. Instead, it submits to the dictates of a technology already long recognized as dangerous. For us, this is the beginning of a very serious development through which the health of many people is being threatened.

We will no longer be made to wait upon further unreal research results - which in our experience are often influenced by the communications industry, while evidential studies go on being ignored. We find it to be of urgent necessity that we act now!

Above all, we are, as doctors, the advocates for our patients. In the interest of all those concerned, whose basic right to life and freedom from bodily harm is currently being put at stake, we appeal to those in the spheres of politics and public health. Please support the following demands with your influence:

New health-friendly communications techniques, given independent risk assessments before their introduction

and, as immediate measures and transitional steps:

Stricter safety limits and major reduction of sender output and HFMR pollution on a justifiable scale, especially in areas of sleep and convalescence

A say on the part of local citizens and communities regarding the placing of antennae (which in a democracy should be taken for granted)

Education of the public, especially of mobile telephone users, regarding the health risks of electromagnetic fields

Ban on mobile telephone use by small children, and restrictions on use by adolescents

Ban on mobile telephone use and digital cordless (DECT) telephones in preschools, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, events halls, public buildings and vehicles (as with the ban on smoking)

Mobile telephone and HFMR-free zones (as with auto-free areas)

Revision of DECT standards for cordless telephones with the goal of reducing radiation intensity and limiting actual use time, as well as avoiding the biologically critical HFMR pulsation.

Industry-independent research, finally with the inclusion of amply available critical research results and our medical observations.

The So-far Undersigned

Dr. med. Thomas Allgaier, General medicine, Environmental medicine, Heitersheim

Dr. med. Christine Aschermann, Neural physician, Psychotherapy, Leutkirch

Dr. med. Waltraud Bar, General medicine, Natural healing, Environmental Medicine, Wiesloch

Dr. med. Wolf Bergmann, Genaeral medicine, Homeopathy, Freiburg

Dr. med. H. Bernhardt, Pediatry, Schauenburg

Dr. Karl Braun von Gladiss, General medicine, Holistic medicine, Teufen

Hans Bruggen, Internal medicine, Respiratory medicine, Environmental medicine, Allergenics, Deggendorf

Dr. med. Christa-Johanna Bub-Jachens, General medicine, Natural healing, Stiefenhofen

Dr. med. Arndt Dohmen, Internal medicine, Bad Sackingen

Barbara Dohmen, General medicine, Environmental medicine, Bad Sackingen

Verena Ehret, Doctor, Kotzting

Dr. med. Joachim Engels, Internal medicine, Homeopathy, Freiburg

Karl-Rainer Fabig, Practical doctor

Dr. med. Gerhilde Gabriel, Doctor, Munchen

Dr. med. Karl Geck, Psychotherapy, Murg

Dr. med. Jan Gerhard, Pediatrics, Child/adolescent psychiatry, Ahrensburg

Dr. med. Peter Germann, Doctor, Environmental medicine, Homeopathy, Worms

Dr. med. Gertrud Grunenthal, General medicine, Environmental medicine, Bann

Dr. med. Michael Gulich, Doctor, Schopfheim

Julia Gunter, Psychotherapy, Korbach

Dr. med. Wolfgang Haas, Internal medicine, Dreieich

Dr. med. Karl Haberstig, General medicine, Psychotherapy, Psychosomatics, Inner-Urberg

Prof. Dr. med. Karl Hecht, Specialist in stress-, sleep-, chrono- und space travel medicine, Berlin

Dr. med. Bettina Hovels, General medicine, Lorrach

Walter Hofmann, Psychotherapy, Singen

Dr. med. Rolf Janzen, Pediatrics, Waldshut-Tiengen

Dr. med. Peter Jaenecke , Dentist, Ulm

Michaela Kammerer, Doctor, Murg

Dr. med. Michael Lefknecht, General medicine, Environmental medicine, Duisburg

Dr. med. Volker zur Linden, Internal medicine, Bajamar

Dr. med. Dagmar Marten, Doctor, Ochsenfurt

Dr. med. Rudolf Mraz, Psychotherapy, Natural healing, Stiefenhofen

Dr. med. Otto Pusch, Nuclear medicine, Bad Wildungen

Dr. med. Josef Rabenbauer, Psychotherapy, Freiburg

Elisabeth Radloff-Geck, Doctor, Psychotherapy, Homeopathy, Murg

Dr. med. Anton Radlspeck, Practical doctor, Natural healing, Aholming

Barbara Rautenberg, General medicine, Environmental medicine, Kotzting

Dr. med. Hans-Dieter Reimus, Dentist, Oldenburg

Dr. med. Ursula Reinhardt, General medicine, Bruchkobel

Dr. med. Dietrich Reinhardt, Internal medicine, Bruchkobel

Dr. med. Andreas Roche, General medicine, Kaiserslautern

Dr. med. Bernd Salfner, Pediatrics, Allergenics, Waldshut-Tiengen

Dr. med. Claus Scheingraber, Dentist, Munchen

Dr. med. Bernd Maria Schlamann, Dentist, Non-medical practitioner, Ahaus-Wessum

Dr. med. Hildegard Schuster, Psychotherapy, Lorrach

Norbert Walter, General medicine, Natural healing, Bad Sa ckingen

Dr. med. Rosemarie Wedig, Doctor, Psychotherapy, Homeopathy, Dusseldorf

Dr. med. Gunter Theiss, General medicine, Frankfurt

Prof. Dr. med. Otmar Wassermann, Toxicology, Schonkirchen

Prof. Dr. med. H.-J. Wilhelm, Ear, nose and throat doctor, Phoniater, Frankfurt

Dr. med. Barbara Wurschnitzer-Hunig, Dermatology, Allergenics, Environmental medicine, Kempten

Dr. med. Ingo Frithjof Zurn, General medicine, Phlebology, Natural healing, Environmental medicine, Nordrach

List of supporters for the FREIBURGER APPEAL:

Dr. med. Wolfgang Baur, General medicine, Psychotherapy, Environmental medicine, Vienenburg

Prof. Dr. Klaus Buchner, Physicist, Munchen

Volker Hartenstein, Member of Parliament (Bavaria), Ochsenfurt

Maria und Bruno Hennek, Self-help group for chemical- and wood preservative-damaged, Wurzburg

Dr. Lebrecht von Klitzing, Medicinal physicist, Stokelsdorf

Wolfgang Maes, Baubiology and Environmental analysis, Neu

Helmut Merkel, 1st Chairman of Biobiology Organization, Bonn

Peter Neuhold, Non-medicinal practitioner, Berlin

Prof. Dr. Anton Schneider, Scientific leader of Institute for Baubiology and Ecology, Neubeuern

Dr. Birgit Stocker, Chairwoman of Self-Help Organization for Electrosensitives, Munchen

Prof. Dr. Alfred G. Swierk, Mainz

Dr. Ulrich Warnke, Biophysics, Biopsychology, Biomedicine, Saarbrucken