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29 March 2017

Twenty New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (27 March 2017)

Twenty new papers on electromagnetic fields and biology or health, courtesy of Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., Director, Center for Family and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley.
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, March 27, 2017

We are posting here only the titles of the studies, the authors, and links to the abstracts.

Newly Published Book

Corporate Ties That Bind: An Examination of Corporate Manipulation and Vested Interest in Public Health.
Martin J. Walker (Ed.). New York: Skyhorse Publishing. Mar 28, 2017. 24 chapters; 592 pp.

In the 21st century, corporations have worked their way into government and, as they become increasingly more powerful, arguments about their involvement with public health have become increasingly black and white. With corporations at the center of public health and environmental issues, everything chemical or technological is good, everything natural is bad; scientists who are funded by corporations are right and those who are independent are invariably wrong. There is diminishing common ground between the two opposed sides in these arguments.

Corporate Ties that Bind is a collection of essays written by influential academic scholars, activists, and epidemiologists from around the world that scrutinize the corporate reasoning, false science and trickery involving those, like in-house epidemiologists, who mediate the scientific message of organizations who attack and censure independent voices. This book addresses how the growth of corporatism is destroying liberal democracy and personal choice.

Whether addressing asbestos, radiation, PCBs, or vaccine regulation, the essays here address the dangers of trusting corporations and uncover the lengths to which corporations put profits before health.

Foreward: David O. Carpenter

Chapter 3: Lennart Hardell. A Battleground--From Phenoxyacetic Acids, Chlorphenyls and Dioxins to Mobile Phones--Cancer Risks, Greenwashing and Vested Interests

Chapter 10: Christian Blom. Escaping Electrosensitivity.

28 March 2017

Cellphones, Wi-Fi and Cancer: Will Trump's Budget Cuts Zap Vital 'Electrosmog' Research?

High levels of 'electrosmog' detected in downtown
Manhattan, New York City.  Photo:
Martinez Zea via Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA)
Cellphones, wifi and cancer: Will Trump's budget cuts zap vital ‘electrosmog' research?by Paul Mobbs, The Ecologist, 27 March 2017

Just as long term research into the health impacts of the 'electrosmog' created by wifi and mobile phones is yielding its first results, it's at risk of sudden termination from President Trump's budget cuts, writes Paul Mobbs. But the cuts have little to do with saving money - and a lot to do with protecting corporate profit and economic growth from harsh truths, including evidence that electrosmog causes cancer in laboratory rats, and maybe humans too.
Amidst concern over President Trump's emasculation of the US Environmental Protection Agency, and cuts to the USA's climate research, other ground-breaking areas of environmental research are being ignored.

For well-over a decade, at a cost of $25 million, a US National Toxicology Program study has been assessing the links between the use of mobile phones and rare, though increasing forms of cancer.

Unfortunately, before the results of this study are published, it may be 'lost' in the coming cuts.

Maryland Lawmakers Vote to Ban Fracking

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Maryland lawmakers vote to ban fracking
by Devin Henry, The Hill, 28 March 2017

The Maryland General Assembly has passed a bill to ban hydraulic fracturing in the state, sending the bill to Gov. Larry Hogan for his signature.

Hogan, a Republican, supports the fracking the ban and has promised to sign it, despite opposition from others in the GOP who say drilling could help the economy in western Maryland.

The state Senate approved the bill on a 35-10 vote on Monday night. The House of Delegates approved the same bill earlier on a 97-40 vote.

Changes in the Vascular System May Trigger Alzheimer's Disease

Changes in the vascular system may trigger Alzheimer's disease
medicalxpress.com, 21 March 2017

(Image): The brain of a mouse with Alzheimer's disease is infiltrated with inflammatory cells, which light up in red when activated (left). These cells become less active when Factor XII is removed (right). Credit: Laboratory of Neurobiology and Genetics at The Rockefeller University/Blood

As the average age of Americans increases, so too does the problem of Alzheimer's, one of the world's most common neurological diseases. In recent years, scientists have explored many new approaches to clear the plaques and tangles in the brain that characterize the condition, but the new drugs have largely turned out to be disappointing.

A team of Rockefeller scientists is now using a fresh approach to look at biological processes that occur in the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Somewhat unexpectedly, they have found that a plasma component normally involved in blood clotting and inflammation may also be part of the problem in some patients.

Global Data Firm: “We Help Utilities Surveil and Profile Their Customers, and Monetize Home Surveillance Data”

"We are Onzo. We help energy utilities globally to build better relationships with their customers, serve them more efficiently, and summon(?) them in a more effective way.  How do we do this? We take energy consumption data from smart meters and sensors. We analyze it using our patented algorithms. And build a highly-personalized profile for each and every utility customer.  We then tag this profile with the key behavioral, attitudinal and lifestyle characteristics that we identify. We even tag the appliances that we see being used in the home."

Global Data Firm: “We Help Utilities Surveil and Profile Their Customers, and Monetize Home Surveillance Data”
by Josh del Sol, takebackyourpower.net, 25 March 2017

In one fell swoop, every utility’s claim of “smart meters do not spy on you” is now dissolved.

Their myth is now shattered.

In a cutesy marketing video, shown below, global data analytics company Onzo admits to helping utilities surveil and profile their customers — and sell direct surveillance access to their customers’ homes.

Bad News for Global Cancer Research Agency

A butcher cuts beef at a market in Buenos Aires.  The
International Agency for Research on Cancer's (IARC)
work classifying things like bacon, plutonium and wood 
dust as carcinogens relies most heavily onNIH funding.
Eitan Abramovich/AFP via Getty Images
"IARC’s priorities until 2019 include reviewing the potential carcinogenicity of bisphenol A (used in plastics), the sweetener aspartame, indium tin oxide (widely used in displays, laptop screens and mobile phones) and e-cigarettes — all of which generate a lot of business."

Bad news for the bad-news agencyby Natalie Huet, politico.eu, 17 March 2017,
Updated 20 March 2017

Global cancer research agency says industry is on a drive to disparage its findings as fake news amid uncertainty about crucial US funding.

LYON, France — As President Donald Trump raises the axe on U.S. medical research funding, scientists across the Atlantic are trembling, too.

The World Health Organization’s cancer agency, the France-based International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), has long been a prime purveyor of bad news. Now, with big business blasting it as fake news and Republicans in total control, U.S. funding crucial for IARC’s work is under threat.

Europe Poised for Total Ban on Bee-Harming Pesticides

A Carniolan honey bee (Apis Mellifera carnica) is
collecting nectar at a yellow rapeseed blossom.  Bees and
other vital food crop pollinators have been declining for
decades.  
Photo: Frank Bienewald/LightRocket/
Getty Images
Europe poised for total ban on bee-harming pesticides
by Damian Carrington, The Guardian, 
23 March 2017

Exclusive: Draft regulations seen by the Guardian reveal the European commission wants to prohibit the insecticides that cause ‘acute risks to bees’

The world’s most widely used insecticides would be banned from all fields across Europe under draft regulations from the European commission, seen by the Guardian.

The documents are the first indication that the powerful commission wants a complete ban and cite “high acute risks to bees”. A ban could be in place this year if the proposals are approved by a majority of EU member states.

2.45 GHz Wi-Fi Microwave Radiation Induces DNA Damage in Ovaries and Testes of Rats

"These results give an indication of possible long term effects that may be expected on the reproductive organs in humans when exposed at similar microwave radiation for a considerable period of time."

2.45 GHz Wi-Fi Microwave Radiation Induces DNA Damage in Ovaries and Testes of Rats

Short-duration exposure to 2.45 GHz microwave radiation induces DNA damage in Sprague Dawley rat’s reproductive systems
Usikalu, M. R.1 , Obembe, O. O.2 *, Akinyemi, M. L.1 and Zhu, J.3

This published paper is about 2.45 GHZ, the same radiation frequency used in Wi-Fi.

Download the full paper here.

CellphoneCancer.com: Cell Phone Litigation

Frasier, Frasier and Hickman and cell phone litigation
nexusnewsfeed.com / EMFacts Consultancy, 28 March 2017

The legal firm Frasier, Frasier and Hickman is seeking clients who claim that their illness is caused by cell phone use.

For over 50 years of legal practice, Frasier, Frasier & Hickman had defended the rights of working people. We have a passionate belief in our clients and their causes, and never stop fighting for them…

Read more here

Excerpt from their website:

There is a concern with rising cell phone use–safety–whether cell phone use is associated with cancer. The concern is especially pointed with regard to the rise in cell phone use by children. Children have thinner bone structures and a less stable system….

For more than 60 years our firm has stood up for victims of all kinds of personal injuries and the families of wrongful death victims. Today we have dedicated a practice to focus on a helping a specific kind of victim – those who may have contracted cancer or any other health issues that may be linked to cell phone use.

Nokia Threat Intelligence Report: Malware At All Time High, IoT Devices Vulnerable As Well

Nokia Threat Intelligence Report: Malware at all time high, IoT devices vulnerable as well
by tech2 News Staff , 27 March 2017

The latest Threat Intelligence Report released by Nokia says that mobile device malware infections are at an all-time high. Issued twice per year, the report also mentions that there has been a sharp increase in compromised smartphones and major IoT device security vulnerabilities.

There was an increase in mobile device infections through 2016 with 1.35 percent of all mobile devices in October struck by malware. There was also a surge of nearly 400 percent in smartphone malware attacks in 2016.

Considering all mobile devices, smartphones were the biggest targets in the second half of last year with 85 percent of total mobile device infections.