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IARC Working Group on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans. Non-Ionizing Radiation, Part 2: Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields. Lyon (FR): International Agency for Research on Cancer; 2013. (IARC Monographs on the Evaluation of Carcinogenic Risks to Humans, No. 102.)

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List of Participants

Members1

Bruce Armstrong

Sydney School of Public Health

University of Sydney

Sydney, NSW

Australia

Igor Y. Belyaev

Cancer Research Institute

Slovak Academy of Science

Bratislava

Slovakia

Carl F. Blackman

Raleigh, NC

USA

Maria Blettner

Institute of Medical Biometry, Epidemiology and Informatics

University of Mainz

Mainz

Germany

Elisabeth Cardis

Center for Research in Environmental

Epidemiolog y (CR EAL)

Barcelona

Spain

Clemens Dasenbrock

Toxicology & Environmental Hygiene

Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine

Hanover

Germany

Etienne Degrave [retired] (not present for final evaluations)

Department of Well-Being

Belgian Ministry of Defence

Brussels

Belgium

René de Seze2

Experimental Toxicology Unit

INERIS

Verneuil-en-Halatte

France

Jean-François Doré

Oncogenesis and Tumour Progression

INSERM

Léon Bérard Centre

Lyon

France

Lennart Hardell

Department of Oncology

University Hospital

Örebro

Sweden

Peter D. Inskip (not present for final evaluations)

Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics

National Cancer Institute

Bethesda, MD

USA

Jukka Juutilainen

Department of Environmental Science

University of Eastern Finland

Kuopio

Finland

Nam Kim

Chungbuk National University

School of Electrical and Computer

Engineering

Cheongju

Republic of Korea

Dariusz Leszczynski

Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority

Helsinki

Finland

Simon Mann

Centre for Radiation, Chemical and Environmental Hazards

Health Protection Agency

Didcot

England

David L. McCormick (Subgroup Chair, Cancer in Experimental Animals)

IIT Research Institute

Chicago, IL

USA

James McNamee

Consumer & Clinical Radiation Protection Bureau

Health Canada

Ottawa, ON

Canada

Ronald Melnick (Subgroup Chair, Exposure Data)

Ron Melnick Consulting

Chapel Hill, NC

USA

Meike Mevissen3

Division of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology

University of Bern

Bern

Switzerland

Junji Miyakoshi

Research Institute for Sustainable Humanosphere

Kyoto University

Kyoto

Japan

Christopher J. Portier (Subgroup Chair, Mechanistic and Other Relevant Data)

National Center for Environmental Health

& Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Atlanta, GA

USA

David B. Richardson

Department of Epidemiology

University of North Carolina

Chapel Hill, NC

USA

Martin Röösli4

Unit for Environmental Epidemiology and Health Risk Assessment

Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

Basel

Switzerland

Jonanthan M. Samet (Meeting Chair)

Institute for Global Health

University of Southern California

Los Angeles, CA

USA

Tomoyuki Shirai [retired]

Department of Experimental Pathology and Tumor Biology

Nagoya City University

Nagoya

Japan

Jack Siemiatycki (Subgroup Chair, Cancer in Humans)

Department of Social and Preventive

Medicine

University of Montreal

Montreal, QC

Canada

Malcolm Sim5

Monash Centre for Occupational and Environmental Health

Monash University

Melbourne, VIC

Australia

Stanislaw Szmigielski [did not attend]

Department of Microwave Safety

Military Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology

Warsaw

Poland

Luc Verschaeve6

Department of Toxicology

Scientific Institute of Public Health

Brussels

Belgium

Vijayalaxmi

Department of Radiology

University of Texas Health Science Center

San Antonio, TX

USA

Invited Specialists

Anders Ahlbom7[withdrew]

Institute of Environmental Medicine

Karolinska Institute

Stockholm

Sweden

Niels Kuster8

IT’IS Foundation for Research on Information Technologies in Society

Zurich

Switzerland

Representatives

Laurent Bontoux

European Commission

Directorate General for Health and Consumers

Brussels

Belgium

Katja Bromen

European Commission

Directorate General for Health and Consumers

Brussels

Belgium

Hamadi Dekhil

National Agency for the Control of Health and Environmental Products

Tunis

Tunisia

Clara Galland

French Agency for Food, Environment and Occupational Health Safety (ANSES)

Maisons-Alfort

France

David Gee [did not attend]

European Environment Agency

Copenhagen

Denmark

Olivier Merckel

French Agency for Food, Environment and Occupational Health Safety (ANSES)

Maisons-Alfort

France

Observers9

Joe A. Elder10

Plantation, FL

USA

Claire Marrant

Department of Cancer and the Environment

Léon Bérard Centre

Lyon

France

Robert Nuttall

Canadian Cancer Society

Toronto, ON

Canada

Jack Rowley11

Research and Sustainability

GSM Association

London

England

Mays L. Swicord12

Key Largo, FL

USA

IARC Secretariat

Robert Baan (Responsible Officer)

Lamia Benbrahim-Tallaa (Rapporteur, Mechanistic and Other Relevant Data)

Véronique Bouvard (Rapporteur, Exposure Data)

Graham Byrnes

Rafael Carel (Visiting Scientist)

Isabelle Deltour (Visiting Scientist)

Fatiha El Ghissassi (Rapporteur, Mechanistic and Other Relevant Data)

Laurent Galichet (Scientific Editor)

Nicolas Gaudin

Yann Grosse (Rapporteur, Cancer in Experimental Animals)

Neela Guha (Rapporteur, Cancer in Humans)

Farhad Islami

Ausrele Kesminiene

Béatrice Lauby-Secretan

Aslak Harbo Poulsen (Visiting Scientist)

Monika Moissonier

Rodolfo Saracci

Joachim Schüz

Kurt Straif (Head of Programme)

Emilie van Deventer, WHO Geneva

Post-meeting Assistance

Heidi Mattock (Scientific Editor)

Anthony B. Miller

Toronto, ON

Canada

Administrative Assistance

Sandrine Egraz

Michel Javin

Brigitte Kajo

Helene Lorenzen-Augros

Annick Papin

Karine Racinoux

Production Team

Elisabeth Elbers

Dorothy Russell

Footnotes

1

Working Group Members and Invited Specialists serve in their individual capacities as scientists and not as representatives of their government or any organization with which they are affiliated. Affiliations are provided for identification purposes only. Invited Specialists do not serve as meeting chair or subgroup chair, draft text that pertains to the description or interpretation of cancer data, or participate in the evaluations.

Each participant was asked to disclose pertinent research, employment, and financial interests. Current financial interests and research and employment interests during the past 4 years or anticipated in the future are identified here. Minor pertinent interests are not listed and include stock valued at no more than US$1000 overall, grants that provide no more than 5% of the research budget of the expert’s organization and that do not support the expert’s research or position, and consulting or speaking on matters not before a court or government agency that does not exceed 2% of total professional time or compensation. All grants that support the expert’s research or position and all consulting or speaking on behalf of an interested party on matters before a court or government agency are listed as significant pertinent interests.

2

René de Seze received significant research support (more than €100 000, ceased in 2009) from Fondation Santé et Radiofréquences, a research foundation created under the leadership of the French Ministry of Research and with public interest status. Half of the budget is state funded, the other half is provided by industry. The Foundation’s independence and the transparency of its operations are guaranteed by its Ethics Charter. In 2009, René de Seze prepared a report for a plaintiff’s lawyer on the association between radiofrequency fields and brain cancer.

3

Meike Mevissen receives research funding for gene-pathway effects of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields from Forschungsstiftung Mobilfunk, a non-profit-making research foundation at ETH Zurich. Neither industry, nor non-governmental organizations are represented on the scientific board of the foundation.

4

Martin Röösli receives research funding for studies on adverse health effects of mobile-phone use from Forschungsstiftung Mobilfunk, a non-profit-making research foundation at ETH Zurich. Neither industry, nor non-governmental organizations are represented on the scientific board of the foundation. He also serves as a member on the board of this foundation.

5

Malcolm Sim owns stock (less than €5000) in Telstra, an Australian telecommunication-service provider.

6

Luc Verschaeve’s research institute received a small research grant (less than €5000, ceased in March 2011) from the GSM Operators Forum on environmental effects of mobile-phone base stations.

7

Anders Ahlbom served (until May 2011) on the Board of Directors of Gunnar Ahlbom AB, a consulting firm in the domains of European Union affairs, especially within telecommunications.

8

Niels Kuster is Director and Board member of the non-profit IT’IS Foundation that performs exposure assessments for industry and governments, and also President of the Board and shareholder of Near-Field Technology AG, a holding controlling two companies, SPEAG and ZMT, that are active in the development of near-field measurement instruments, simulation software and medical-test equipment.

9

Each Observer agreed to respect the Guidelines for Observers at IARC Monographs meetings. Observers did not serve as meeting chair or subgroup chair, draft any part of a Monograph, or participate in the evaluations. They also agreed not to contact participants before the meeting, not to lobby them at any time, not to send them written materials, and not to offer them meals or other favours. IARC asked and reminded Working Group Members to report any contact or attempt to influence that they may have encountered, either before or during the meeting.

10

Joe Elder is now self-employed as a radiofrequency bioeffects consultant. He was employed by Motorola (until 2009) and his wife holds stock in Motorola. His participation as an Observer in this IARC Monographs meeting is sponsored by the Mobile Manufacturers Forum representing manufacturers of mobile and wireless communication devices and the network infrastructure that supports them.

11

Jack Rowley is employed by the GSM Association whose member companies use radiofrequency radiation to deliver communication services. He has represented the GSM Association in government inquiries in North America and at workshops organized by the European Commission and national authorities. His participation as an Observer in this IARC Monographs meeting is sponsored by the GSM Association.

12

Mays Swicord worked as a consultant for Motorola (until 2008). His participation as an Observer in this IARC Monographs meeting is sponsored by CTIA – The Wireless Association.

© International Agency for Research on Cancer, 2013. For more information contact publications@iarc.fr.
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