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18 December 2018

A Warning Alarm on Cancer Epidemiology: Research on Evaluation of Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields of IARC's Monograph 102

A WARNING ALARM ON CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY: RESEARCH ON EVALUATION OF RADIO FREQUENCY ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS OF IARC’S MONOGRAPH 102
abnewswire.com, 17 December 2918

Anthony B. Miller, L. Lloyd Morgan and others published a research paper, “Cancer epidemiology update, following the 2011 IARC evaluation of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (Monograph 102)” which was prepared for and revised with the Epidemiology Working Group of the Expert Forum: Wireless Radiation and Human Health at the Hebrew University, Jan 23-26, 2017. Morgan is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the Environment Health Trust.

Technology is both revolutionary and potentially dangerous. A large majority of the world’s population uses cellphones, which are supposed to simplify the “complex lives” in our “modern” world. Wireless devices which radiate radio frequency radiation, was classified a possible carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in 2011. The potential risk of cancer from use of wireless devices is what Morgan has delved into in the course of his research.

17 December 2018

How Ultrasonic Cerebral Tomosphygmography can Contribute to the Diagnosis of Electrohypersensitivity

How Ultrasonic Cerebral Tomosphygmography can Contribute to the Diagnosis of Electrohypersensitivity 

Irigaray Philippe1 , Lebar Philippe2 and Belpomme Dominique1,3* 1European Cancer and Environment Research Institute (ECERI), Brussels, Belgium 2Centre de radiologie Lebar Philippe, Paris, France 3Paris V University Hospital, France *Corresponding author: Belpomme Dominique, European Cancer and Environment Research Institute (ECERI), Brussels, Belgium, Paris V University Hospital, France, Phone: +33145785353; E-mail: contact.belpomme@gmail.com

Received date: June 24, 2018; Accepted date: July 11, 2018; Published date: July 15, 2018

Abstract 

Although electrohypersensitivity (EHS) is a detrimental health condition officially acknowledged by the World Health Organisation its characterization as a new pathological disorder remains to be clarified. In a prospective bioclinical study of EHS- and/or multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) self-reporting patients, we used both ultrasonic cerebral tomosphygmography (UCTS) and transcranial Doppler ultrasonography to measure intracerebral pulsations with the aim to further characterize the brain abnormalities in these patients.

Thermal and non-thermal health effects of low intensity non-ionizing radiation: An international perspective

RE-POSTED: 17 December 2018
UPDATE:  This text contains excerpts from the study.  See:
https://www.saferemr.com/2018/07/international-perspective-on-health.html

"The scientific evidence for harm from EMFs is increasingly strong. We do not advocate going back to the age before electricity or wireless communication, but we deplore the present failure of public health international bodies to recognize the scientific data showing the adverse effects of EMFs on human health."

Thermal and non-thermal health effects of low intensity non-ionizing radiation: An international perspective
Belpomme D, Hardell, L, Belyaev I, Burgio E, Carpenter DO. Thermal and non-thermal health effects of low intensity non-ionizing radiation: An international perspective. Environ Pollut. 2018 Jul 6;242(Pt A):643-658. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2018.07.019.

Highlights

• Exposure to electromagnetic fields has increased dramatically.
• Electromagnetic fields at low and non-thermal intensities increase risk of cancer in animals and humans.
• Some individuals are particularly sensitive and develop a syndrome of electrohypersensitivity.
• There is an urgent need to recognize hazards associated with excessive exposure to non-thermal levels of electromagnetic fields.

Abstract

16 December 2018

Goldman Sachs to Biotech: Don’t Cure Cancer

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Goldman Sachs to Biotech: Don’t Cure Cancer
by Ralph Moss, 14 December 2018

Cancer is a growth industry. And drug companies are not interested in curing cancer. It is more profitable to turn it into a chronic condition. They can then offer “chronic treatments.” Patients will keep coming back for expensive treatments.

This isn’t idle speculation. In April 2018, Goldman Sachs, a Wall St. bank with almost one trillion dollars in assets, let the cat out of the bag. A top level employee named Salveen Richter issued a report advising clients to think twice before offering actual cures for cancer or hepatitis C.

12 December 2018

Switzerland: Motion 18.3855: "For a better consideration of health in the mobile telephony sector (II)"

Read here the Federal Council's opinion on this motion (18.3856) which ends with the words, "The motion would unnecessarily restrict the mandate given to the working group charged with analyzing the needs and risks associated with the installation of 5G networks. From the Federal Council's point of view, this motion would run counter to the intended objective" and therefore, the Federal Council proposes to reject the motion. The Federal Council also proposes to reject motion 18.3855 on the same subject, citing the same opinion.

But as we said, there are reasons for hope.  Theo Wirth made this comment on the article, "BR beantwortet Vorstösse": "With Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard, this questionable answer from the Federal Council was to be expected. We hope that the new Federal Councillor [Simonetta Sommaruga] will achieve a more independent assessment of the dangers of electrosmog. Hope dies last."


Opinion and proposal of the Federal Council of 21 November 2018

The Federal Council considers that good mobile phone coverage and access to mobile Internet are essential for Switzerland's economic development. It therefore promotes the digitization of society and the economy and considers that, to achieve this, powerful mobile phone networks (5G) are essential. At the same time, it is necessary to ensure that the health of the population is protected from the harmful effects of radiation resulting from the use of these technologies. In this respect, the Federal Council stresses the importance of the precautionary principle enshrined in the Environmental Protection Act (EPL; SR 814.01).

Switzerland: The Federal Council proposes to Reject Postulate 18.3966 on the Declaration of Non-Ionizing Radiation

But there are good reasons for hope. Theo Wirth made this comment on the article, "BR beantwortet Vorstösse": "With Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard, this questionable answer from the Federal Council was to be expected. We hope that the new Federal Councillor [Simonetta Sommaruga] will achieve a more independent assessment of the dangers of electrosmog. Hope dies last."

18.3966 POSTULATE : Declaration of non-ionizing radiation -
[Note: This is an unofficial translation.]

Filed by: SEMADENI SILVA

Filing date: 27.09.2018
Submitted to: National Council
Status of deliberations: Not yet dealt with by Council

Text filed

The Federal Council is responsible for studying in an in-depth report how to ensure, together with the manufacturers, that the non-ionizing radiation (e.g. radio waves) of electronic devices carried close to the body is declared in a simple and visible manner.

11 December 2018

5G: A Wrong Way Driver on the Path to Scientific Inquiry and Media Integrity

5G: A WRONG WAY DRIVER on the Path to Scientific Inquiry and Media Integrity
by Patricia Burke, activistpost.com, 9 December 2018 - extracts

On November 21, the eve of Thanksgiving, a wrong way driver on route 495 in Taunton, MA injured 6 people and lost his own life in a fiery multicar crash.[1]

As we drove past the accident scene a few weeks later, my cousin reflected, “We rely on others, people we don’t even know, to do the right thing, every day, and sometimes our lives depend on it.”

Whether the elderly driver suffered from disorientation, or a medical emergency, or fatigue due to lack of sleep is not known.

But one thing we do know is that complaints and concerns are being raised by a portion of the population; those who are experiencing symptoms of disorientation, fatigue, and sleep deficit caused by exposure to radio frequencies from the towers and antennas lining the nation’s highways and increasingly saturating communities. [2]

10 December 2018

Screen Time Changes Structure of Kids’ Brains, ‘60 Minutes’ Says

"Scientists will follow more than 11,000 nine- to 10-year-olds for a decade to see how childhood experiences impact the brain and affect emotional development and mental health. The first bits of data suggest that the onslaught of tech screens has been transformative for young people -- and maybe not for the better."

Screen Time Changes Structure of Kids’ Brains, ‘60 Minutes’ Says
by Lisa Leebloombergquint.com, 10 December 2018

A young customer browses an Apple Inc. iPad2 tablet 
computer at a store in San Francisco, California, U.S.
(Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg)
(Bloomberg) -- Smartphones, tablets and video games are physically changing the brains of adolescents, early results from an ongoing $300 million study funded by the National Institute of Health have shown, according to a report by “60 Minutes.”

Scientists will follow more than 11,000 nine- to 10-year-olds for a decade to see how childhood experiences impact the brain and affect emotional development and mental health. The first bits of data suggest that the onslaught of tech screens has been transformative for young people -- and maybe not for the better.

The Role of Environmental Toxins in Breast Cancer: We Shouldn't Trade Our Health for a Paycheck

This letter discusses exposure to air pollution and breast cancer.

Guest column: We shouldn't trade our health for a paycheque
by Jane McArthur, READER LETTERS,  windsorstar.com, 8 December 2018

How did the experts get it so wrong? Turns out, they failed to really look at the evidence.

(Photo): Jane McArthur, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology at University of Windsor is speaking to women who have worked near the Ambassador Bridge, in her research on breast cancer risks, is pictured May 14, 2018. NICK BRANCACCIO /WINDSOR STAR

A paper published last week in New Solutions Journal helps set things right. By re-weighing the evidence presented at a worker’s compensation hearing, Dr. Michael Gilberston, former federal government biologist who studied the health effects of toxins, and Dr. Jim Brophy, occupational health researcher and founder of two Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers, point to workplace exposures as a likely cause for one woman’s breast cancer, in spite of the ruling by the experts on the Ontario Workplace Safety and Insurance Appeals Tribunal.

Groundbreaking NIH Study Examines Effects of Screen Time on Kids

The interviews and data from the NIH study have already revealed something else: kids who spend more than two hours a day on screens got lower scores on thinking and language tests.

The iPhone was introduced in 2007. Smartphones gained widespread usage among young people by 2012. Jean Twenge says she was startled to find that in the four years that followed, the percentage of teens who reported drinking or having sex fell. But the percentage who said they were lonely or depressed spiked.

Jean Twenge: It's not just the loneliness and depression from these surveys. It's also that ER visits for self harm like cutting have tripled among girls age 10 to 14.


Groundbreaking study examines effects of screen time on kids
Correspondent Anderson Cooper, cbsnews.com, 9 December 2018 -
Transcript of "60 Minutes" program

60 Minutes goes inside a landmark government study of young minds to see if phones, tablets and other screens are impacting adolescent brain development

Correspondent Anderson Cooper with Jean Twenge
If you have kids and wonder if all that time they spend on their smartphones endlessly scrolling, snapping and texting is affecting their brains, you might want to put down your own phone and pay attention. The federal government, through the National Institutes of Health, has launched the most ambitious study of adolescent brain development ever attempted. In part, scientists are trying to understand what no one currently does: how all that screen time impacts the physical structure of your kids' brains, as well as their emotional development and mental health.

At 21 sites across the country scientists have begun interviewing nine and ten-year-olds and scanning their brains. They'll follow more than 11,000 kids for a decade, and spend $300 million doing it. Dr. Gaya Dowling of the National Institutes of Health gave us a glimpse of what they've learned so far.