Dr. Mike Repacholi does change his position for media reports. He believes that he can say whatever he wants when under pressure and that he can retract it all later.
As you know WHO has built the highest possible
reputation in public health matters among the public and governments
world wide and the EMF Project will not be deviating from the sound
science course that sustains this high esteem, no matter what the
pressures from self interest groups or individuals. Louis appeals to
people who do not believe in the scientific method for resolving issues.
He, like others who are unable to argue a scientific case always claim
WHO decisions are industry biased—a completely untrue position.” [our
At the risk of pointing out the obvious, our criticism of WHO’s EMF
project has nothing to do with science per se, but how Mike Repacholi
sets policies based on the science—both what the science tells us and,
just as importantly, what it doesn’t tell us.
As we noted in the commentary, many national governments have looked at
the same body of scientific data and have promoted precautionary
policies. These include China, Italy, Switzerland and Russia. In
addition, expert panels in England, Germany and Russia have issued
advisories discouraging children from using mobile phones.
Perhaps, it is easier for Mike to single us out than to address those
who seek to protect the public health of well over a billion people,
including the national government of Switzerland, WHO’s host country.
As we have stated time and time again, the WHO should err on the side of
public health, not the interests of the wireless industry.
We, the undersigner, request from the WHO therefore for the reasons
mentioned to remove Dr. Mike Repacholi immediately from his position as
General Coordinator "International Electromagnetic Fields Project"
because his is causing a very big problem of public image to the WHO.