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18 July 2018

"Bad Luck" Cannot Explain More Cancers in Young Adults and Teens

We believe that this article has been inspired in part by Cece Doucette's very effective advocacy work in the state of Massachusetts.  See her recent presentation on wireless radiation before the Board of Health of the city of Ashland, MA.

"Bad Luck" Cannot Explain More Cancers in Young Adults and Teens
by Devra Lee Davis, PhD, MPH, Founder & President of Environmental Health Trust & Visiting Professor of Medicine The Hebrew University, thriveglobal.com, 17 July 2018

States advise reducing cell phone radiation 

Is it just bad luck that a young man who has been using his phone for hours a day since age 8 is diagnosed with deadly brain cancer at age 23? Or that a 21-year old young woman suddenly develops multiple breast cancers directly under the antennas of the phone she had stored in her bra? Or that a 24-year-old develops rectal cancer close to his blue-jeans back pocket now stamped with his phone’s faded outline?

Reflecting growing scientific indications of damage from microwave-radiating cell phones, bills before the Massachusetts legislature could reduce the contribution that cell phone radiation to these unexplained cancers in young adults. Educating about why and how to reduce phone radiation exposures has become a critical public health concern around the world. In advanced countries like Israel, France, and Belgium, phones must be sold with headsets and information about keeping phones away from the brain and body.

17 July 2018

Canada: No Proof B.C. Boy's Migraines Caused by Wi-Fi, Tribunal Rules

No proof B.C. boy's migraines caused by Wi-Fi, tribunal rules
by Bethany Lindsay, CBC News, 17 Jully 2018

There is no scientific evidence linking Wi-Fi to a cluster of
non-specific symptoms known as EHS.  (Nathan Lambrecht/
Canadian Press)
Family had asked for an order designating 25% of Saanich school as Wi-Fi free

By the time class let out for the summer in 2016, a Vancouver Island preteen was spending almost all of every school day alone in an empty room, away from his friends.

The arrangement left the Grade 6 student feeling "upset, frustrated and angry," his grandmother told the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal.

But the reason the boy was isolated was that his mother and grandmother insisted he needed to be kept away from the electromagnetic fields (EMFs) generated by Wi-Fi, cellphones and other electronics.

Cellphones at Schools - Should They Be Banned?

"If a child pulls out a phone to check the time or to check a
message from a parent, is this tantamoung to a violation?
Does she deserve detention for this?" Image: Flickr 
"... schools have very compelling reasons for banning cellphones. They are dealing with really serious issues relating to cellphones that are not just detrimental to the learning and teaching process, but also pose a risk to children’s physical, emotional and mental health - risks that come from spending too much of time slouched in front of a tiny screen. Let’s face it: this is not a French problem, but a problem of global proportions, affecting every country and every culture."



Cellphones at schools - should they be banned?
by BILAL KATHRADA, Opinion, iol.co.za, 16 July 2018

French President Emmanuel Macron recently announced a nationwide ban of cellphones at schools. Was this a wise move? Is this a well-thought-out strategy?

Our Phones and Gadgets Are Now Endangering the Planet

Our phones and gadgets are now endangering the planet
byJohn Harris, Opinion, The Guardian, 17 July 2018

The energy used in our digital consumption is set to have a bigger impact on global warming than the entire aviation industry

Illustration: Andrej Krauze 
It was just another moment in this long, increasingly strange summer. I was on a train home from Paddington station, and the carriage’s air-conditioning was just about fighting off the heat outside. Most people seemed to be staring at their phones – in many cases, they were trying to stream a World Cup match, as the 4G signal came and went, and Great Western Railway’s onboard wifi proved to be maddeningly erratic. The trebly chatter of headphone leakage was constant. And thousands of miles and a few time zones away in Loudoun County, Virginia, one of the world’s largest concentrations of computing power was playing its part in keeping everything I saw ticking over, as data from around the world passed back and forth from its vast buildings.

Phonegate Alert's Petition "Protect the Health of Millions of Mobile Phone Users" Is Now in Seven Languages

The Phonegate Alert Association has launched their petition in English to allow a greater number of persons to sign.  Thanks to Change.org the petition is linked to other language versions and thus does not risk being signed twice.

The petition now exists in 7 languages, all fused so that you can only sign once.

Spanish / French / Italian / Hebrew / Croatian Greek 

Please share the petition widely in the different languages.  Thank you.

Protect the health of millions of mobile phone users

Alerte Phonegate started this petition to Ms. Elżbieta Bieńkowska and 4 others

Dear Friend,

The Phonegate Alert team has just written to the Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, Mr. Nicholas Hulot, the Minister for Solidarity and Health, Mrs. Agnès Buzyn, and the Minister of Economy and Finance, Mr. Bruno Le Maire, to give them formal notice to act urgently to protect the health and safety of millions of mobile phone users in France and to put an end to the law of silence that the lobbies of this very powerful industry want to impose on us with the complicity of the European authorities.

We are asking the Ministers to recall more than 250 of the best-selling mobile phone models on the French and European market, which must either be withdrawn from the sector through a free exchange procedure, or be the subject of a free software or hardware update by the manufacturer.



16 July 2018

Swiss Minister Doris Leuthard Appointed to 'Digital' UN Panel

Swiss minister appointed to ‘digital’ UN panel
swissinfo.ch, 13 juillet 2018

Doris Leuthard
Communications Minister Doris Leuthard has been invited to join the new United Nations High-Level Panel on digital cooperation issues. Its job is to draw up proposals for improving global governance of digitalisation.

UN Secretary-General António Guterresexternal link decided to appoint an independent panel on digital co-operationexternal link, made up of 22 international leaders from government, the private sector, academic and civil society, Leuthard’s ministry said in a statementexternal link on Thursday.

“Through the participation of Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard in this High-Level Panel, Switzerland can bring to bear its experience in the sphere of digital governance and strengthen its role as a reliable and constructive participant in this area,” the statement continued.

15 July 2018

EMF&RF Update: Presentation by Cece Doucette before the Ashland, MA, Board of Health - 26 June 2018

Excellent presentation!   She is a gifted speaker.  (See the very pertinent comment below from one of our Facebook groups.)

Cece Doucette: Ashland, MA Board of Health EMF/RF Update June 26, 2018 (24 min.)





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TA_rB3qC4M&feature=youtu.be



"Please watch this amazing video presentation by Cece Doucette to the Board of Health in Ashland, MA.

What’s extraordinary is not only Cece's clarity of thought and extremely well sequenced presentation, but more, it's her calm and respectful demeanor that invites receptivity to the information she is sharing.

Cece understands that the Board members are not bad people... they just need better information.

With her calm manner, Cece has raised public awareness in MA and is currently escorting 8 EMF bills through the state legislature.

Canada: British Columbia Argues Tobacco Firms Should Be Compelled to Help Pay the Cost of Treating Smoking-Related Diseases

OUR COMMENT: A friend of said I am too naïve, that this is not the way to do things.  Court cases are costly and take a long time.  People will still be buying cigarettes and getting sick, adding to medical costs. We should have these products removed from the market, just as the Association Phonegate Alert is trying to do with cellphones emitting high levels of energy that cause people to absorb more radiofrequency radiation into their bodies.  I thank my friend for this wisdom.

B.C. was the first province to start the litigation process, but every other province has since launched similar cost-recovery cases against the tobacco industry. New Brunswick's case will go to trial in 2019... Collectively, the provinces are seeking about $120 billion.... "The objective of the tobacco industry is to delay the start of this trial. They don't want to have to pay tens of billions of dollars in damages," Rob Cunningham, a lawyer with the Canadian Cancer Society said.  "It is really important that provinces move aggressively to bring their cases to trial. It has taken too long."

Supreme Court rules B.C. doesn't have to disclose health records to cigarette maker
by Catharine Tunney, CBC News, 13 July 2018

Province argues tobacco firms should be compelled to help pay the cost of treating smoking-related diseases

British Columbia's battle with the tobacco industry
stretches back to the late 19902, when it first filed a
lawsuit against nearly a dozen companies (CBC)
British Columbia does not have to hand over the detailed health-care records of millions of people to tobacco company Philip Morris International, says Canada's top court.

Friday morning's unanimous Supreme Court decision clears a hurdle in the province's quest to sue cigarette companies for billions of dollars in health-care costs.

Writing for the court, Justice Russell Brown found the health care databases Philip Morris wanted contained information about individuals whose privacy the province is obligated to protect.

Why You Need to Stop Carrying Your Mobile Phone in Your Pocket or Bra

RE-POSTED 15 July 2018:  Why do such warnings get so little attention?  The authorities which are supposed to protect our health and industry are doing a great job hiding the truth about the risks of wireless radiation.  We, as adults, must do our own research and take precautionary measures to limit exposure, and especially, protect our children who are much more vulnerable to microwave radiation.

Why You Need to Stop Carrying Your Mobile Phone in Your Pocket or Bra
by Tony Isaacs, thetruthaboutcancer.com

If you’re a man and you carry your mobile phone in your pants pocket, or a woman who tucks her phone into her bra or bra strap… chances are you aren’t aware of the damage this practice may be causing. You’re not going to hear about it from the cell phone companies who are resisting mounting evidence about the dangers of mobile phone radiation.

Read on for some of the major areas of health concerns (including cancer!) and what cell phone studies have uncovered thus far…

Cell Phones and Infertility/Decreased Sperm Counts

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity - An Increasing Challenge to the Medical Profession

"It seems necessary to give an International Classification of Diseases to EHS to get it accepted as EMF-related health problems. The increasing exposure to RF-EMF in schools is of great concern and needs better attention. Longer-term health effects are unknown. Parents, teachers, and school boards have the responsibility to protect children from unnecessary exposure."


Electromagnetic hypersensitivity - an increasing challenge to the medical profession
Rev Environ Health. 2015 Sep 15. pii: /j/reveh.ahead-of-print/reveh-2015-0012/reveh-2015-0012.xml. doi: 10.1515/reveh-2015-0012. [Epub ahead of print]

Hedendahl L, Carlberg M, Hardell L.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:
In 1970, a report from the former Soviet Union described the "microwave syndrome" among military personnel, working with radio and radar equipment, who showed symptoms that included fatigue, dizziness, headaches, problems with concentration and memory, and sleep disturbances. Similar symptoms were found in the 1980s among Swedes working in front of cathode ray tube monitors, with symptoms such as flushing, burning, and tingling of the skin, especially on the face, but also headaches, dizziness, tiredness, and photosensitivity. The same symptoms are reported in Finns, with electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) being attributed to exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF). Of special concern is involuntary exposure to radiofrequency (RF)-EMF from different sources. Most people are unaware of this type of exposure, which has no smell, color, or visibility. There is an increasing concern that wireless use of laptops and iPads in Swedish schools, where some have even abandoned textbooks, will exacerbate the exposure to EMF.