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19 March 2019

Switzerland: 19.3089 INTERPELLATION : Mobile Telephony. 5G and Its Health Risks

19.3089 INTERPELLATION : Mobile telephony. 5G and its health risks 
(unofficial translation in English)

Introduced by: HARDEGGER THOMAS on 12 March 2019 
to the National Council, Swiss Parliament

Status of deliberations:
Not yet dealt with by the Council

TABLED TEXT:
Mobile operators want to eventually use the frequency spectrum between 3 and 100 gigahertz for the fifth generation of mobile telephone networks (5G). The first portions of spectrum have recently been auctioned off and their exploitation has been approved.

At present, little is known about the potential health damage that high-frequency electromagnetic radiation could cause in this frequency range. It seems that no independent study on the health risks of 5G has been completed to date.

18 March 2019

Bluetooth, 5G and Wireless Technology - What Are the Health Impacts?

Bluetooth, 5G and wireless technology — what are the health impacts?
BY DR. MARC SIEGEL, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR, thehill.com, 17 mars 2019

Call me cynical, but given the choice between believing that city officials in Portland are opposing the installation of new 5G networks in their city because of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations rather than their expressed concern for the health of their citizens, I suspect the reason is financial.

Portland is in the process of rebelling against FCC restrictions, which caps franchise fees on transmitters to $270 per year. This will lead to millions of dollars in lost income; so the health issue appears to be a convenient excuse.

However, this is not to say that there are no concerns. Even though radio frequency waves used in cell phones and bluetooth transmitters have not been proven to cause cancer in humans, long term studies are still lacking. And some studies in animals have recently raised eyebrows.

17 March 2019

Have You Seen the Safety Warning Hidden Inside Your Cellphone?

Have You Seen the Safety Warning Hidden Inside Your Cellphone?
by Dr. Joseph Mercola, 16 March 2019

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

Where to never carry your cellphone.
  • A little-known warning from the manufacturer hidden within your cellphone manual advises you to keep the device at a certain distance from your body to ensure you don’t exceed federal safety limits for radiofrequency (RF) exposure
  • Depending on the manufacturer, you need to keep your cellphone at least 5 to 15 millimeters away from your head and body at all times to avoid exceeding the safety limit for RF exposure
  • In the real-world, most people carry their phones close to their body, usually in a pocket or bra. When popular cellphones were tested in direct contact to the body, they all exceeded the safety limit
  • SAR is a measure of how much RF energy your body will absorb from the device when held at a specific distance from your body (ranging from 5 to 15 mm, depending on the manufacturer). It’s important to realize that the SAR value is not an indication of how safe your phone is
  • SAR testing, which is modeled on a very large male head, was devised before cellphone usage became commonplace among toddlers and young children, whose skulls allow for far greater RF energy penetration

16 March 2019

Switzerland: Interpellation 19.3120 Introduced to the National Council, Swiss Parliament: "Non-ionizing Radiation, Health and Responsibility"

PLEASE NOTE : This interpellation has disappeared from the site of the Swiss Parliament !

19.3120 INTERPELLATION : "Non-ionizing Radiation, Health and Responsibility" -
(unofficial translation)

Introduced by : GLAUSER-ZUFFEREY ALICE

Date: 14.03.2019
Introduced to the National Council

Status of deliberations: Not yet dealt with by the Council

Text:

4G technology has developed strongly in recent years and the signals for the next step, 5G, are set to green. This is not without causing health concerns for some citizens who are more or less electrosensitive. It seems that the operators concerned cannot find an insurer to insure the health risk caused to citizens exposed to their antennas. For owners with one or more antennas on their land or building, will they have to bear risks? I would therefore like to thank the Federal Council for answering the following questions:

1. Does the Federal Council confirm that insurers are reluctant to insure the risks caused to citizens by the antennas.  If so, what does it recommend in these cases?

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14 March 2019

Maryland: High Levels Of Wireless Radiation At Arundel High School

Patch articles on wireless radiation have been removed from the News site! Parents are being silenced!  Most of the contents of this article have been removed!

Excellent article with many resources:

Author's Personal Note
Scientific research shows wireless radiation could be a big problem. Mitigating its effects may disrupt a fundamental way of modern life. It needs to be taken seriously, just like lead in the drinking water at our schools.  Parents owe their children a safe environment in which to live and learn. They must take bold steps to drastically reduce their children's exposure to wireless radiation, even if it's not 'fashionable' to do so.  Consider purchasing wireless radiation meters and take measurements for yourself.  Contact the author @concreteprophet


High Levels Of Wireless Radiation At Arundel High School
By Brian Dobbs, Patch Poster | Feb 14, 2019
Long-term exposure is now being linked to cancer, ADHD, and DNA damage.

This post was contributed by a community member.

Parents Concerned as Fourth Child Diagnosed with Cancer While Attending California School with Cell Phone Tower on Campus

PARENTS CONCERNED AS FOURTH CHILD DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER WHILE ATTENDING CALIFORNIA SCHOOL WITH CELL PHONE TOWER ON CAMPUS
BY ANNA GIBBS, newsweek.com, 13 March 2019

Parents in Ripon, California say a cell phone tower in a local schoolyard is to blame for the cancer diagnoses of four students in the last three years.

The tower, which is located at Weston Elementary, is the same as others scattered throughout the town. However, one parent told CBS Sacramento that its proximity to her son led to his 2017 brain cancer diagnosis.

“We had a doctor tell us that it’s 100 percent environmental, the kind of tumor that he has,” Monica Ferrulli said in an interview. “It’s indescribable, it’s really tough.”

13 March 2019

Finland Ironically Becomes Latest Front in Global 5G Health Battle

Finland ironically becomes latest front in global 5G health battle
by JEREMY HORWITZ@HORWITZventurebeat.com, 12 March 2019

Nokia's offices in Espoo, Finland, July 28, 2015. 
Image credit: REUTERS/Mikko Stig/Lethikuva
Finland has played a large role in developing and deploying 5G cellular technologies. Now a small group of Finnish citizens is trying to stop the spread of 5G base stations, suggesting that their higher levels of electromagnetic radiation may threaten human health.

Currently backed by over 2,300 supporters, Helena Ertz’s petition (translated) asks Finland’s government to completely ban “5G technology” on one key ground: 5G base stations are more densely placed than their 4G predecessors, increasing citizens’ exposure to potentially dangerous radiation. The petition also posits that “the frequencies used by 5G technology are harmful to health,” a claim Ertz says has been brushed aside, despite support from scientists and doctors in multiple countries.

Canada: Ontario to Ban Cellphones from Classrooms

Ontario to ban cellphones from classrooms
BY THE CANADIAN PRESS, 680news.com, 12 March 2019

Ontario is set to announce this week that cellphones will be banned in classrooms, starting in the next school year.

Some schools already have similar policies, but the province will issue a directive to all public schools for the 2019-20 school year.

It would prohibit cellphone use during instructional time.

Enforcement of the ban would be up to individual boards and schools.

The Progressive Conservatives had proposed such a ban in their platform during last year’s election campaign.

Wireless Headphones Like Apple Airpods 'Could Pose Cancer Risk', Scientists Warn

Wireless headphones like Apple Airpods ‘could pose cancer risk’, scientists warn
by Rob Waugh, Contributor, Yahoo News UK, 12 March 2019

The white toothbrush-heads of Apple’s Airpods have become an iconic new technology, and are to be seen everywhere this year, having sold 28 million worldwide.

But could wireless Bluetooth headphones such as Airpods pose a cancer risk?

Could wireless headphones post a cancer risk? (Apple)
A group of 250 experts have signed a United Nations and World Health Organisation expressing ‘serious concern’ about the risks of Airpods and similar wireless headphones, as well as other wireless devices.

Devices such as Airpods comply with legal limits for electromagnetic frequency (EMF) radio waves – but the 250 experts worry that the guidelines are too lax.

Jerry Phillips, a professor of biochemistry at the University of Colorado said that wireless headphones pose a particular concern due to the fact they’re worn in the ear canal.

Philips said, ‘My concern for AirPods is that their placement in the ear canal exposes tissues in the head to relatively high levels of radio-frequency radiation.’