Zwitserse verzekeraar Swiss Re: elektromagnetische straling hoogste risicoklasse

Zwitserse verzekeraar Swiss Re: elektromagnetische straling hoogste risicoklasse

logo Swiss ReDe grote Zwitserse verzekeringsmaatschappij Swiss Reinsurance Company (Swiss Re) categoriseert elektromagnetische straling in de hoogste risicoklasse. In deze categorie staan eveneens hormoonverstorende chemicaliën.

De tekst op p. 11 van het rapport:
Anxiety over the potential risks related to EMF has risen. Studies are difficult to conduct, since time trend studies are inconsistent due to the still rather recent proliferation of wireless technology. The WHO has classified extremely low-frequency magnetic fields and radiofrequency electromagnetic fields, such as radition emitted by cell phones, as potentially carcinogenic to humans (Class 2B carcinogen). Furthermore, a recent ruling by an Italian court suggested a link between mobile phone radiation and human health impairment. Overall, however, scientific studies are still inconclusive regarding possible adverse health effects of EMF. If a direct link between EMF and human health problems were established, it would open doors for new claims and could ultimately lead to large losses under product liability covers. Liability rates would likely rise.

Uit de management-samenvatting (p.4):
Further topics assessed as potentially having a high impact are three casualty topics; these are characterised by their long latency periods: “endocrine disrupting chemicals“, “unforeseen consequences of nanotechnology“ and “unforeseen consequences of electromagnetic fields“.

Zie ook het rapport van de verzekeringsmij Lloyds en het rapport van de Oostenrijkse verzekeringsmij AUVA.

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