May 18 th and 19 th 2009
Ministério Público do RS, Rua A. Figueiredo Pinto 80, P. Alegre, RS, Brazil.
The purpose of the workshop is to present lectures as a basis to
initiate discussions with Brazilian and foreign scientists and public
health authorities on the potential biological and health consequences
of exposure to EMF, and to discuss exposure limits to NIR.
The workshop will be under the sponsorship of the Pan American Health
Organization ? PAHO/WHO, the Brazilian Ministry of Health, as well as
some other governmental and non governmental organizations. Some
international researchers from several countries will deliver invited
talks on selected subjects.
Researchers, public health authorities, as well as authorities from the
legislative, executive and judiciary governmental bodies from Brazil and
other South American countries are also invited.
*First day*: 18^th May 2009
*Morning*- *Chairman*: Dr. Henry Lai
8.00 - 8.30 am: Registration
8.30 - 9.00 am: Opening session: Authorities from the Brazilian Ministry
of Health, from the Pan American Health Organization - PAHO/WHO and
9.00 - 9.30 am: WHO representative (to be confirmed).
9.30 - 10.00 am: Dr. Henry Lai ? ?Thermal and non-thermal effects.?
*10.00 - 10.30 am: Dr. Carl Blackman ? ?The relevance of discovery
science for research on the health effects of EMF.?
10.30 - 10.45 am: *Coffee break*
10.45 - 11.05 am: Dr. Livio Giuliani ? ?The Zhadin effect: a non thermal
mechanism of interaction between magnetic fields and living matter.?
11.05 - 11.35 am: Dr. Martin Blank ? ?Stress protein synthesis: a
cellular response to EMF interaction with DNA.?
11.35 - 12.30 pm: *Round table* - The previous speakers and the
audience. *Modulator*: Dr. Henry Lai.
12.30 - 2.00 pm: *Lunch*
*Afternoon*- *Chairman*: Dr. Carl Blackman
2.00 - 2.30 pm: Dr. Leif Salford ? ?Effects of mobile phone radiation
upon the blood-brain barrier, neurons, gene expression and cognitive
function of the mammalian brain.?
2.30 - 3.00 pm: Dr. Franz Adlkofer ? ?Proof of principle tests confirm
the genotoxic potential of radio-frequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF).?
3.00 - 3.30 pm: Dr. Michael Kundi ? ?Epidemiologic evidence for a
relationship between NIR and cancer - a controversial issue.?
3.30 - 4.00 pm: Dr. Om P. Gandhi ? ?Underestimation of EMF/NIR exposure
for children for mobile telephones and for electronic article
surveillance (EAS) systems.?
4.00 - 4.15 pm: *Coffee break*
4.15 - 4.45 pm: Dr. Raymond Neutra ? ?Risk Assessment and Policy Lessons
from the California EMF Program.?
4.45 - 5.15 pm: Dr. Devra Davis ? ?Lessons from the Center for
Environmental Oncology - The Secret History of the War on Cancer: The
Pittsburgh experience to promote precaution on cell phones.?
5.15 - 5.30 pm: Ms. Elizabeth Kelley ? ?National and International
Standards for Worker and Public Exposure to NIR.?
5.30 - 6.00 pm: ICNIRP representative (to be confirmed).
6.00 - 7.00 pm: *Round table*: The previous speakers and the audience.
*Modulator*: Dr. Henry Lai.
7.30 - 9.00 pm: *Cocktail*.
*Second day*: 19^th May 2009
*Morning* ? *Chairwoman*: Dr. Ana Maria M. Marchesan., MP/RS
8:30 - 8:50 am ? Dr. Adilza Dode, UFMG: ?Neoplasias and cellular
telephony in the city of Belo Horizonte.?
8:50 - 9:10 am - Dr. Geila R. Vieira, SMS/P.A.: ?Non-ionizing
radiations: the importance of practicing vigilance on environmental
health of a population.?
9:10 - 9:30 am - Dr. Sergio Koifman, ENSP/FioCruz, ?Exposure to low
frequency electromagnetic fields and mortality by childhood leukemia:
exploratory analysis of its association in the city of São Paulo.?
9:30 - 9:40 am: Dr. Carlos Eduardo C. Abrahão, SMS/Campinas: ?A Revision
of the Brazilian Medical Ethics Code in 2009: Inclusion of the
9:40 - 10:10 am: Dr. Guilherme Franco Netto, CGVAM/ MS: ?Analysis and
perspectives of the Ministry of Health on managing health under human
exposure to NIR in Brazil.?
10:10 - 10:25 am: *Coffee break*
10:25 - 10:45 am - Prof. Francisco de A. F. Tejo, UFCG: ?Health impacts
of non-ionizing electromagnetic fields: the necessity to adopt the
10:45 - 11:15 am: Dr. Renato Rocha Lieber, UNESP/SP ? ?Risk, prevention
and precaution in the technological disasters.?
11:15 - 11:35 am: Dr. Ana Maria M. Marchesan, MP/RS: ?Radio-base
stations and the action of the MP in the tutelage of the environment.?
11:35 - 11:55 am ? Dr. Anaíza Malhardes Miranda, MP/RJ: ?The
precautionary principle and the environmental licensing of RBS:
regulamentation in the state of Rio de Janeiro.?
11:55 - 12:15 pm: . Dr. Tarcisio Neves da Cunha, FioCruz/INCA:
?Vigilance on environmental health related to RNI.?
12:15 - 2:00 pm: *Lunch*
*Afternoon ? Chairman*: Dr. João Carlos R. Peres, ABRADECEL
2:00 - 3:30 pm: *Round table: *?The NIR and its effects on the health of
Dr. Solange R. Schaffer - Fundacentro/TEM: ?Management of occupational
exposure to NIR.? Dr. José Antonio S. Bulcão ? Furnas: ?Risk perception
of utility workers about the effects of ELF fields." Dr. César N. Vargas
- SINTRESC/SC: ?Hazards of 60 Hz EMF to health of utility workers.? Dr.
Robson Spinelli Gomes - Fundacentro/TEM: ?Analysis of occupational
exposure to EMF in the sector of cellular telephony.? Prof. Claudio R.
Fernández ? IFSUL:?The distance between discourse and practice in the
management of risks of technicians working in installation and
maintenance of antennas of cellular telephony.? Eng. Antonio Marini de
Almeida ? CPqD: ?Measurements of EMF in the work places.? Dr. Francisco
Antonio B. Corrêa - SINTTEL/RS: ?The NIR and the telecommunication
3:30 - 3:45 pm: *Coffee break*
3:45 pm to 4:00 pm: Prof. Hélio A. da Silva, UFJF: ?Why a municipal Law
to NIR is necessary.?
4:00 - 4:10 pm: Dr. Ivens Drumond, Abradecel ? ?The NIR and the national
4:10 - 4:20 pm: Dr. Cíntia Schmidt, OAB/RS: ?Punctual aspects of Bylaw
8896/02 which rules the RBS in Porto Alegre.?
4:20 - 4:30 pm: Eng. Marcos S. Oliveira, ANATEL: ?The NIR in the
perspective of ANATEL.?
4:30 - 5:45 pm: *Round table*: ?Exposure limits in a national
legislation.? Representatives from MP, MS, MMA, MTE, MME, MC, Chamber of
Deputies, OPAS/OMS, OAB, CNBio, ANATEL, ANEEL, ABRADECEL, etc.
*Modulator*: Dr. Guilherme Franco Netto, CGVAM/MS.
5:45 - 7:00 pm: *Round table* and discussion with the previous speakers
and participants; Main conclusions and directions of the workshop.
*Modulator*: Dr. Cíntia Schmidt, OAB/RS.
7:00 pm: *Closing of the workshop*.
Informant: Elizabeth Kelley