AW: [ RadSafe ] Excitement about the cancer investigation on the C-Netz in Steiermark

Franz Schönhofer franz.schoenhofer at
Mon Mar 3 16:12:32 CST 2008


This Gerd Oberfeld is known in Austria to be a militant opposer of mobile
communications. His claims have not changed since a long, long time ago and
he was also the driving force behind this "Salzburg tolerance level" for
electromagnetic waves used in mobile communication, which did not hold at
all in practice. He is employed at the local Salzburg government as
environmental medicine doctor, I doubt that he is a researcher at all, sure
not at a university. 

The Austrian papers which I read did not mention this press conference at
all, I found after a google search an article in a small Austrian paper,
which ridiculed the "research" already in the headline: "Cancer caused by
non-existing mobile communication installation". In the text it is mentioned
that his various previous "studies" never held, that he refuses to withdraw
this clearly flawed "study" and that he is not at all impressed by facts. 

For those who read German and are interested to see, that not only in
nuclear questions there are such anti-everything extremists, I recommend to
google for "Gerd Oberfeld". (What I found was all in German.) Those of you
familiar with epidemiology would sure have a good laugh when reading about
his methods to "prove" dramatic cancer excesses. 

What is not so funny, is that these persons and also the "research"
mentioned by Bjoern are funded by tax-payers' money. 

Best regards,


Franz Schoenhofer, PhD
MinRat i.R.
Habicherg. 31/7
A-1160 Wien/Vienna

-----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
Von: radsafe-bounces at [mailto:radsafe-bounces at] Im Auftrag
von Bjorn Cedervall
Gesendet: Montag, 03. März 2008 10:24
An: radsafe at
Betreff: [ RadSafe ] Excitement about the cancer investigation on the C-Netz
in Steiermark

In a press release of February 25, 2008, Forum Mobilkommunikaton (FMK)
informs about the press conference on the cancer study of the researcher in
environmental medicine Dr. Gerd Oberfeld, published at the end of January.
He had found an increased cancer risk for residents near a C-network mobile
base station near Vasoldsberg/Hausmannstätten.
But: At this site there has never been a C-network station and only in 1994
a provisional D-Netz station (900 MHz) for six months. The mobile network
operators therefore ask Mr Oberfeld to withdraw his study. But the author of
the study kept his view of things. In a talk with the Austrian press agency
APA he said, that he could give evidence for the facts complained about.
Alfred Stratil, head of department Telecommunication and Post at the
Ministry of Transport (BMVIT), who was among the audience of the press
conference, informed that the "Wissenschaftliche Beirat Funk" (Scientific
Council for Radio) of the Ministry will deal with the study until April. The
council had already invited the author several times to take part in the
deliberations, but he had rejected it. Mr Oberfeld confirms that he rejects
any discussion with the council. 
Sort of interesting...
Bjorn Cedervall      bcradsafers at
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