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25 March 2019

Oregon: Portland Officials Attempt To Block 5G Network Installation Over Health Risks

Portland Officials Attempt To Block 5G Network Installation Over Health Risks
by Jim Satneyprepforthat.com, 24 March 2019

Portland, Oregon city officials are setting up to run opposition to the installation of 5G networks around the city. The initiative is supported by Mayor Ted Wheeler and two commissioners, Amanda Fritz, and Chloe Eudaly. The city feels that 5G health risks are not well enough understood to warrant installations. Additionally, the federal government’s issues with telecommunications rules influenced the opposition movement.

KATU News reported that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decided to impose new restrictions over how cities are allowed to manage transmitters that reside on city property. They also put a $270 limit on franchise fees. Typically, cities charge $3,000 in fees. According to Wheeler, the disparity in fee acquisition could cost his city almost $10 million dollars, a loss he’s not willing to accept. In KATU’s report, Wheeler calls the new FCC rules, “something of a land grab against local infrastructures, like telephone poles, where these wireless nodes will be connected.”

California: Cell Tower to be Removed After 4th Ripon Student Diagnosed with Cancer

Cell Tower to be Removed After 4th Ripon Student Diagnosed with Cancer
Physicians for Safe Technology - mdsafetech.org, 25 March 2019

After 4 students and 3 teachers were diagnosed with cancer within a 3-year period, Sprint has finally agreed to remove a cell tower at a Ripon, California school. While it is exceedingly difficult to identify the cause of a cancer cluster, parents and students in the San Joaquin County school are convinced there is one and it is caused by the campus cell tower. They are not only protesting but several have abandoned the small school which now features 4 rare cancers in students -2 brain tumors, one kidney cancer and one liver cancer. Investigations of not only cell tower radiation but also water quality have been initiated. After 200 parents stormed the school board meeting, school officials were prompted to ask for the cell tower to be removed at the K-8 school. Sprint has agreed to do so.

Parents Opposed the Cell Tower Before it was Placed

The cell tower was placed at Weston Elementary School 10 years ago and a group of parents opposed the cell tower construction before it was erected, citing health concerns. According to news reports, they have another 15 years left on the 25-year lease. A Go Petition to have the cell tower removed was initiated in 2017 after 2 children in the school developed cancer.

Germany: Phonegate Alert Invited to the International Conference in Mainz in October 2019

Germany: Phonegate alert invited to the International Conference in Mainz in October 2019
Phonegate Teamphonegatealert.org, 25 March 2019

Competenzinitiative zum Schutz von Mensch, Umwelt und Demokratie e.V. in association with diagnose:funk – Umwelt- und Verbraucherorganisation zum Schutz vor elektromagnetischer Strahlung, Europäische Akademie für Umweltmedizin (EUROPAEM), Pandora – Stiftung für unabhängige Forschung, Verband Baubiologie and other partners, sponsored by Stiftung für Kinder, Freiburg and Auerbach Stiftung, Tettnang, is organizing an international public symposium on the theme “Biological Effects of Wireless Technologies” to be held from 4 to 6 October 2019 at the Princes-Electors’ Castle (Kurfürstliches Schloss) in Mainz.

We are particularly pleased to participate in this internationally renowned event and would like to thank the organizers for inviting Dr. Marc Arazi, President of Alerte Phonegate to speak about the health and industrial issues related to the Phonegate scandal.

Excerpts from the symposium announcement (detailed schedule of the symposium will be announced later):

Cell phones, Smartphones, Tablets … Smart Home … Smart City … Internet of Things … The digital transformation of our society is expected to continue with the new 5G standard, largely through mobile and wireless communication. As a result, radiation exposure due to mobile and wireless communication technologies, their infrastructure and applications will increase enormously.

Mobile Telephony: How Safe Is It?

How much is safe?
Investigate Europe, 14 March 2019

Radiation authorities rely on controversial group for safety advice

Some scientists are sounding the alarm about potential health risks caused by radiation from mobile technology. Completely unfounded, assure most radiation safety authorities. They take advise from a small circle of insiders who reject alarming research – and who set safety limits.

The following graphic shows just how close-knit this circle is: [see original article]

The research

Is radiation from mobile technology dangerous? As the world is about to enter the 5G era, engineers, physicists, biologists and cancer doctors can look back at thousands of studies and calculations on health effects from radio frequency electromagnetic fields in the previous 2G and 3G technologies. But there is strong disagreement as to how to interpret the findings – and the implications for 5G, for which there is a lack of studies.

24 March 2019

Oregon: Legislative Draft: Consumer Labeling of Cell Phones and Digital Screen Devices and Gaming Software

The following is one of several bills on wireless technology to be considered in the Oregon State legislature.
SB 281 -- labeling wireless digital devices

See 17 March article Parents Across America Oregon

2019 Session – Labeling Cell Phones and Digital Screen Devices – Senator Monnes Anderson – Staff: Max Muller – Submitted by: Deb Mayer – September 5, 2018

LEGISLATIVE DRAFT 

Consumer Labeling of Cell Phones and Digital Screen Devices and Gaming Software

"There was a peer review by independent scientists of the biggest study that the United States government has had to date on cellphone radiation. This was a study by the U.S. National Toxicology Program, that’s part of the National Institutes of Health. The study was commissioned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. And it released some preliminary findings in February, and then those findings were peer-reviewed by independent scientists last week. And those independent scientists finally concluded that there was, quote, “clear evidence,” unquote, “clear evidence” that cellphone radiation can cause cancers." 

PROBLEM 

22 March 2019

Switzerland: 19.3113 INTERPELLATION: Who Bears the Health Risk of 5G Technology?

19.3113 INTERPELLATION:  Who bears the health risk of 5G technology? -
(unofficial translation)

Submitted by: MUNZ MARTINA
to the National Council, Swiss Parliament, on 14.03.2019

Status of deliberations:
Not yet dealt with by the Council

TABLED TEXT

The switch to 5G in the mobile telephony sector will expose the population to an additional unknown health risk due to high frequency electromagnetic fields. This risk is of great importance, particularly from an economic point of view.

In this regard, I would ask the Federal Council to answer the following questions:

1. What is its assessment of the health risk posed by radiation generated by mobile telephony? How will this risk evolve with the development of the 5G network? Do we have any expertise, research results or experiments done on this subject from abroad?

20 March 2019

Electrosensitivity: Its Disabling Level of Severity Could Be Prevented

+ELECTROSENSITIVITY: ITS DISABLING LEVEL OF SEVERITY COULD BE PREVENTED
Jacques Lintermans Ph.D.

If it is no longer doubtful that physiological alterations can be provoked by electromagnetic fields (EMF), these are generally not taken into consideration before having reached a disabling level of severity. One then speaks about “electrohypersensitivity” (1)

Little attention is paid to symptoms which could be possible signals of a beginning of sensitivity in a subject exposed to waves of various frequencies.

Temporary episodes of headaches , loss of short term memory, tingling, should however, be alarm signals to be taken seriously as reflecting premises of a problem, the development of which can lead to irreversible state.

Being careful to not neglect these signals, a patient and his or her doctor could prevent a serious handicap.

The dramatic consequences of exposure to EMF require questioning the first causes of the problem.

Twenty-Two New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (19 March 2019)

Twenty-two 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, 19 March 2019

[Dr. Moscowitz] has been circulating abstracts of newly-published scientific papers on wireless radiation and electromagnetic fields (EMF) about once a month since August, 2016. Several hundred EMF scientists around the world receive these updates. The complete collection including the papers below now contains more than 600 abstracts.

To see the latest studies or download the 419-page document (pdf) go to the following web page

Investigate Europe (2019). How much is safe? https://www.investigate-europe.eu/publications/how-much-is-safe/.

Oregon: Wireless Radiation Exposure Emergency Bill

WIRELESS RADIATION EXPOSURE EMERGENCY BILL
Oregon Legislature 2019 Regular Session
Senate Bill 283

SUMMARY

Directs Department of Education to prepare and make available statement that discloses potential health risks of wireless network technology and requires public and private schools to distribute statement to employees, students and parents or guardians of students.

Requires department to adopt by rule guidelines for including in school curricula, assemblies, open houses, meetings between parents and teachers and related settings information concerning hazards of exposure to microwave radiation and how to use wireless devices more safely to reduce risk.

A Second U.S. Jury Finds That Roundup Causes Cancer

A Second U.S. Jury Finds That Roundup Causes Cancer
by Olivia Rosane, EcoWatch, 20 March 2019

A second U.S. jury has ruled that Roundup causes cancer.

Edwin Hardeman is the plaintiff in the first U.S. federal trial
claiming that Roundup causes cancer.  
NOAH BERGER / AFP / Getty Images
The unanimous verdict was announced Tuesday in San Francisco in the first federal case to be brought against Monsanto, now owned by Bayer, alleging that repeated use of the company's glyphosate-containing weedkiller caused the plaintiff's cancer. Seventy-year-old Edwin Hardeman of Santa Rosa, California said he used Roundup for almost 30 years on his properties before developing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

The decision comes less than a year after a jury awarded $289 million to Bay-area groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson over similar claims. The amount was later reduced to $78 million.

"Today's verdict reinforces what another jury found last year, and what scientists with the state of California and the World Health Organization have concluded: Glyphosate causes cancer in people," Environmental Working Group President Ken Cook said in a statement. "As similar lawsuits mount, the e