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18 January 2019

Italy: A Landmark Judgment Condemns the State to Inform the Population of the Health Risks Due to Mobile Phones

Italy: a landmark judgment condemns the state to inform the population of the health risks due to mobile phones
PhoneGate Team, phonegatealert.org, 18 January 2019

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This decision of the Administrative Court of Rome is historic. It orders the Italian government to create a national information campaign on the health risks associated with the use of mobile phones.

Following the announcement by the Italian government that it was not appealing against his conviction, the judgment published on 13 November 2018 was widely reported by the transalpine media:

The 5G Mass-Experiment: Big Promises, Unknown Risks

We will be posting the English versions and links in other European languages of the series of articles published by Investigate Europe on 5G.

The 5G mass-experiment: Big promises, unknown risks (13 January 2019, 2 min.)

Big promises, unknown risks
investigate-europe.eu, 13 January 2019

Summary

17 January 2019

Phonegate: First Meeting Planned with the Services of François de Rugy, French Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition

Message from the Association Phonegate Alert: Your mobilization pays off, we will be received by the services of the French Minister of Ecology François de Rugy. Help us to go in the best conditions to this important meeting. For this reason, we are counting on your mobilization to make the petition grow in scope. It would be great if we could reach 10,000 signatories by January 25. 

Please sign the petition: 
Protect the health of millions of mobile phone users

First meeting planned with the services of François de Rugy, Minister for Ecological and Solidarity Transition
PhoneGate Team, phonegatealert.org 16 January 2019

Following a letter from Thibault Leclerc, Chief of Staff of the Minister of State, Minister of Ecological and Solidarity Transition, we will be received on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 10 a.m., by the Head of the Department of Health Risks Related to the Environment, Waste and Non-point Pollution at the General Directorate for Risk Prevention.

We are going to put on the table the industrial and health issues of the Phonegate scandal and help lead the minister to take courageous decisions to properly protect the health of mobile phone users.

You can help us by supporting us. Join the first 4,600 signatories of our petition calling for the withdrawal of more than 250 of the most popular mobile phone models with wave threshold levels (SARs) up to nearly 4 times above the thresholds not to be exceeded.


U.S. Comms Watchdog's Industry-Friendly 5G Rules Challenged by Fresh Legislation

US comms watchdog's industry-friendly 5G rules challenged by fresh legislation
By Kieren McCarthy in San Franciscotheregister.co.uk, 16 January 2019

California Congresswoman claims FCC 'failed to listen to reasonable input'

America's comms watchdog – the FCC – has controversially forced local governments to charge a flat fee for 5G cell towers. It's a move opposed by everyone except the mobile operators, and has been challenged by new legislation.

On Tuesday, California Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA) introduced HR 530, arguing that the regulator had forced the legislative branch to act because it had "failed to listen to reasonable input from communities across the country, cowered to industry interests, and failed to put the public interests first."

Italian Court Orders Public Safety Campaign to Advise Public of Health Risks from Mobile and Cordless Phones

Italian Court Orders Public Safety Campaign
Microwave News, 16 January 2019

Must Begin by July 16; Government Will Not Appeal Decision

(Photo from article appearing in La Reppublica)
In a victory for advocates of precaution, an Italian court has ordered the government to launch a campaign to advise the public of the health risks from mobile and cordless phones.

The information campaign must begin by July 16.

The court in Rome reached its decision last November, but the announcement was only made yesterday. The decision is here.

Today, the government announced that it would not appeal the ruling, Stefano Bertone told Microwave News. Bertone is with the law firm of Ambrosio and Commodo in Turin, and is helping represent a citizens group called APPLE, which sued to force the government to act. APPLE is an acronym for the Association for the Prevention of and Fight Against Electrosmog.

Could Your Cellphone's Electromagnetic Field Make You Sick?

Could your cellphone’s electromagnetic field make you sick?
By Hiawatha Bray GLOBE STAFF, bostonglobe.com, 17 January 2019

(Photo): VICTOR J. BLUE/NEW YORK TIMES/FILE 2016 
Many scientists say exposure to electromagnetic fields may pose a health hazard. They’re especially concerned about cellphones, because of their position close to the user’s head.

A California health activist says the Massachusetts Department of Public Health may be withholding information about possible health risks posed by cellphones and other wireless technologies.

Joel Moskowitz, director of the Center for Family and Community Health at the University of California Berkeley, said the state agency is refusing to release fact sheets about the health effects of electromagnetic fields, or EMF, that it began drafting two years ago.

15 January 2019

Blood-Brain Barrier Breakdown an Early Driver of Dementia, Study Says

Blood-brain barrier breakdown an early driver of dementia, study says
by University of Southern Californiamedicalxpress.com, 14 January 2019

Leaky capillaries in the brain portend early onset of Alzheimer's disease as they signal cognitive impairment before hallmark toxic proteins amyloid and tau appear, new USC research shows.

The findings, which appear in the Jan. 14 issue of Nature Medicine, could help with earlier diagnosis and suggest new targets for drugs that could slow down or prevent the onset of the disease.

The number of Americans with Alzheimer's is expected to more than double to about 14 million in 40 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There are currently five Alzheimer's drugs approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that temporarily help with memory and thinking problems, but none that treat the underlying cause of the disease or slow its progression. Researchers believe that successful treatment will eventually involve a combination of drugs aimed at multiple targets.

14 January 2019

2019 Could Be the Year of the Big Tech Crash

2019 could be the year of the big tech crash
The Conversationmybroadband.co.za, 13 January 2019

When the dot-com bubble burst in 2000 it sent significant numbers of businesses to the wall. Investment banks had been encouraging enormous investment in dot-com ventures by launching Initial Public Offers (IPOs) allowing investors and entrepreneurs to cash in on vast fortunes by selling off shares in their companies.

Most of the dot-coms which listed on stock exchanges had done little more than consume vast amounts of investor cash and showed little prospect of achieving a profit. Traditional metrics of performance were overlooked and big spending was seen as a sign of rapid progress.

The Smart Diaper Has Entered the Building at CES 2019

Microwaving your child's genitals! What an ingenious 'smart' weapon!

The smart diaper has entered the building at CES 2019
by PATRICK HOLLAND, Jcnet.com, 8 January 2019
The Monit smart diaper sensor attaches to the
outside of a baby's diaper. Monit

Poop. There it is.

The Monit smart diaper sensor attaches to the outside of a baby's diaper.Monit

Nobody likes a dirty diaper, even if it's one of the realities parents have to cope with. So South Korean company Monit has set out to make the experience a bit more bearable. At CES, Monit shared what might be the ultimate wearable: a smart diaper.

Monit created a cookie-sized sensor with Bluetooth that attaches to the outside of a baby's diaper. The sensor can detect whether there's pee or poo in the diaper and alert parents and caregivers. No more need for a diaper sniff test.

Spain: Electrohypersensitivity Finally Considered a Work-Related Accident

Jan 2019 – ELECTROHYPERSENSITIVITY FINALLY CONSIDERED A WORK-RELATED ACCIDENT (SPAIN)
Posted on January 12, 2019 by ES-Ireland

“A judge recognises the occupational nature –work accident– of an employee’s temporary disabilities derived from electrohypersensitivity”

Zaragoza, 8 January 2019. A ruling recently issued by the Juzgado de lo Social (Labour Court) No. 1 of Zaragoza, Spain, established that the sole and exclusive cause of the electrohypersensitivity suffered by an Endesa employee was his work activity. The occupational nature of the temporary disabilities granted to this employee since 2014 is therefore ascertained and said temporary disabilities are to be considered work-related accidents. Ruling 203/2018

The aforementioned ruling was ratified by the High Court of Justice of Aragon. Ruling 691/2018

It is the first time that a Spanish judge recognises the occupational nature -work accident- of an employee’s temporary disabilities derived from electrohypersensitivity.

The JIMENEZ-MAINAR&ROSEL S.L. law firm from Zaragoza handled the case.