The public that assumes that laws and regulations in the area of environmental and health policies are in line with the state of scientific knowledge is fatally wrong. History teaches that politics and industry do not at all refrain from adjusting science to their needs and that there are enough compliant scientists willing to help. With the practices of institutional corruption scientific progress has been obstructed for decades, whenever the maintainance of the status quo promised maximization of profit.
The Pandora Foundation works towards securing that the protection of men and nature is granted priority over the economic interests of politics and industry. For this the primacy of political and industrial institutions over scientific research has to be challenged. To reach this goal Pandora seeks donations from the citizen of Europe who are not willing to accept the misuse of political or financial power any longer. Independent scientists will be supported, if politics and industry refuse the funding of research projects, that are not in line with their intention. Furthermore, proven cases of power misuse will documented in order to demonstrate that action is urgently needed.
An especially important reason why Professor Lennart Hardell’s current research project needs to be funded is the malicious attempt of the telecommunication industry to convince the public that the continuation of research is a waste of money because of the proven harmlessness of mobile phone radiation. Please have a further look at NEWS: STUK, the Finnish Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority, closed down Professor Dariusz Leszczynski’s division in 2012 ...
Aim: Support of a research project carried out by Prof. Lennart Hardell from the University Hospital in Orebro, Sweden, on the the risk of brain tumours through mobile phone radiation
An especially striking example of power misuse is the research area dealing with biological effects of mobile phone radiation. The highly exaggerated safety limits that have been installed jointly by politics and industry with the help of hired scientists already decades ago have proven to be a strong obstacle to health care. Although it is known long ago, that they do in no way serve the protection of people, but the long-term maximization of profits, they are still valid. An additional reason for their defense is, that they discharge the originators of damage to men and nature from any liability.
Prof. Lennart Hardell’s interim report briefly informs about the overall status of epidemiological research and the progress made within his ongoing study funded by Pandora. After a first transfer of 18,000 Euro another 32,000 Euro are still missing for the completion of the project. Meanwhile the significance of Hardell’s new study has probably been recognized also by politics and industry. While their representatives in science have confined their activities to date to criticism only, all of a sudden they are putting on – obviously in fear of the truth – the emergency brake: just as previously with the REFLEX study now they claim that Hardell’s data may be fabricated.
In order to counter this infamous lie that is aimed at destroying the results of Hardell’s research project already before they have been published, Pandora once again asks the citizen of Europe for further donations. Only then will it be possible that Hardell brings his – as it looks like – trend-setting research work successfully to an end and only then we will learn in due time whether the risk of brain tumours further increases with the duration and frequency of mobile phone use. Should this be the case, politics and industry which have misused science already for decades will find themselves confronted with the wreckage of their irresponsible and ruthless conduct.
Franz Adlkofer, MD
Professor of Internal Medicine