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20 January 2020

NTP Scientists Endorse Precaution - First Federal Officials To Take a Stand on Cell Phone Safety

NTP Scientists Endorse Precaution -
First Federal Officials To Take a Stand on Cell Phone Safety

microwavenews.com, January 17, 2020

NTP scientists have decided to follow the science.

In a recent revision to the information it offers the public on cell phone radiation, the National Toxicology Program (NTP) revealed that its scientists are now taking precautions by spending less time on cell phones and, when on a call, increasing the distance between their heads and the phones.

The NTP released the final report on its $30 million animal study that showed “clear evidence” of a link between cell phone radiation and cancer in late 2018. But until now NTP scientists have downplayed the implications of their findings in public statements.

19 January 2020

Cell Phone and Tumors, the Judgment of Turin is a Milestone

JUSTICE & IMPUNITY 
Cell phone and tumors, the judgment of Turin is a milestone. For me a breath of air
by Dr. Patrizia Gentilini, oncologist and hematologist, member of ISDE, ilfattoquotidiano.it,
18 January 2020 - auto-translation

The recent ruling of the Court of Appeal of Turin - which recognized the causal link between the onset of a rare acoustic nerve tumor (neuroma) in a worker exposed to a mobile phone and its use for an estimated time of 12,600 hours over 15 years - represents a milestone in the heated issue of the risks of mobile phones.

The first instance ruling had already recognized the pathology in question as an occupational disease and this further ruling, which confirms the first instance ruling and rejects the appeal made by INAIL, undoubtedly does justice to many repeated negationist positions on the subject.

17 January 2020

Electrosensitivity - an Environmental Illness, an Authentic Diagnosis, not a Delusional Disorder - by Dr. Andrew Tresidder

Physicians could learn from the example of British general practitioner Dr. Andrew Tresidder, who wrote an article with the purpose of educating public health professionals in his country about electrosmog. 

The article has been translated into French and is posted on the Swiss association site of ARRA .   Link to pdf in English and  Link to pdf in French

To my Medical Colleagues, GPs, Psychiatrists, Neurologists and others:

Electrosensitivity – an Environmental illness, an Authentic Diagnosis, not a Delusional Disorder
November 2018

How much is a life worth?
Summary: Electrosensitivity is the symptomatic sensitivity to Electric or Magnetic Fields of any frequency, including RadioFrequency (RF or Microwave) transmissions. As a symptomatic condition, it is becoming common due to the increasing environmental pressure on human biology. The source is pollution from wireless and other EM fields. Doctors as yet rarely recognize it due to educational issues. Safety always lags technological advance. There are barriers to recognition of harms. Current UK Advisory Safety Limits are based upon the outdated and disproven myth that Non-Thermal means Non-Harmful. Society and organizations have yet to fully travel the road from ‘there isn’t a problem’, ‘there might be a problem but it’s very small’ to ‘there is a problem’. Society does not recognize humans as electromagnetic beings, as well as physical bodies needing careful nutrition to maintain health. Meanwhile, increasing numbers of people suffer, often ignored or dismissed because society doesn’t yet appreciate the issue, and doctors have no answers. Electrosensitivity is soundly supported by both biology and physics.

Continue reading:
https://www.alerte.ch/images/stories/documents/info/ATresidder_EHS_en.pdf

16 January 2020

Time to Wake Up to the Global Public Health and Industrial Scandal of Phonegate

News since we last updated our article:
  • Issue of opinion by ANSES, "Exposure to mobile telephones carried close to the body"
  • Announcement by French Government on limiting exposure to the radiation of cell phones and better informing the public 
  • Meeting with the French Ministry of Economy and Finance
  • Request by the Environmental Health Trust and Phonegate Alert for Congressional hearings on illegal cell phone radiation
  • New study suggesting that exposure to radiofrequency radiation is associated with an increase in DNA damage
  • Confirmation of the Court of Appeal of Turin of the link between a head tumor and cell phone use
Time to Wake Up to the Global Public Health and Industrial Scandal of Phonegate
by Meris Michaels - Revised 16 January 2020

Phonegate Press Book
For over 20 years, cell phone users have been knowingly misled about their true levels of exposure to radiofrequency radiation RFR) under real conditions of use in contact with the body. Consumers have been doubly misled by not having been informed by the public authorities to keep the phone away from the body.

This issue concerns all of us and those we love. Most of us have cell phones. We hold them against our heads, keep them switched on in a pants or shirt pocket or tucked in a bra. Many of us are unaware that cell phone manufacturers are testing phones at a certain distance from the body, not in the ways that most of us use them, touching the body. These same manufacturers warn us to keep the phone at a distance from the body.

The authorities have been lax in implementing public health campaigns and recommendations to reduce RFR exposure, especially regarding children, pregnant women and medically sensitive populations who are more vulnerable to this radiation.

Italy: Cell phone and tumors, Turin Court of Appeal confirms: “Link between use and ear cancer. Often scholars are in conflict of interest "

We thank Dr. Joel Moscowitz, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, for this translation of the excellent article on the recent legal decision by the Turin Court of Appeal. He draws our attention to two other versions of the same news story published by The Guardian and Newsweek which demonstrate the pro-industry bias of the mainstream media in the U.S. and U.K. when reporting about cell phone radiation health risks.

The tumor involved in this legal case was a very rare tumor called an acoustic neuroma, also known as vestibular schwannoma. For information about the science see Dr. Moscowitz's post: Acoustic Neuroma and Cell Phone Use.

Cell phone and tumors, Turin Court of Appeal confirms: “Link between use and ear cancer. Often scholars are in conflict of interest "
by Andrea Tundo, il Fatto Quotidiano, Jan 14, 2020 (Google translation from Italian)

The 36 pages represent a historical verdict, because for the first time a worker has obtained two favorable judgments of merit in similar cases: Roberto Romeo, a former Telecom employee, spent at least 4 hours a day on his cell phone.

15 January 2020

The Court of Appeal of Turin Confirms the Link Between a Head Tumour and Mobile Phone Use

The Court of Appeal of Turin confirms the link between a head tumour and mobile phone use
Equipe Phonegate 15 Jan 2020

The Court of Appeal of Turin confirms in a full judgment published on 13 January 2020 (904/2019 of 3.12.2019 , Romeo v. INAIL) the decision of the Tribunal of Ivrea of 2017. Judge Fadda considers that the worker’s acoustic neuroma (benign tumour of the head) was indeed caused by the use of the mobile phone.

Direct link to judgment.

According to the Court:

“there is protective scientific jurisprudence that supports the assertion of causation based on criteria of “more likely than not”. P.33.”

And to add:

“Epidemiological data, the results of experiments on animals (not contradicted, at present, by other experiments of the same type), the duration and intensity of exposure … which are particularly important in view of the dose-response relationship established – at the scientific level – between exposure to mobile phone radiofrequencies and the risk of acoustic neuroma, as well as the absence of any other factor which could have caused the disease”.

The scientific analysis by independent experts appointed by the Court confirms the causal link

Mainz Statement, 4–6 October 2019: For Advances in Radiation Protection – For New Precautionary Policies

Mainz Statement: For Advances in Radiation Protection – For New Precautionary Policies 
International Public Symposium “Biological Effects of Wireless Technology”
Mainz, 4–6 October 2019
kompetenzinitiative.com

Summary of the document:

For advances in radiation protection – for a new precautionary policy

The most urgent key issues that need to be addressed first are listed below. According to our assessment, they form the basis for a new precautionary policy:

Stop the rollout of 5G until genuine, independent technology risk assessments provide relevant risk analyses regarding health and the environment.

Adequate risk awareness, especially in politics and industry – supporting and promoting research that is free of industry interests – raising public risk awareness without limits

Substantial review of current exposure limits to issue guidelines that replace the physics-based limits, which cannot protect living organisms, with guidelines that are based on biological and biophysical conditions of life

14 January 2020

Switzerland: The Risks of 5G are Under Debate

The risks of 5G are under debate
by Meris Michaels, Letter to the Editor, Tribune de Genève, 14 January 2020 - translation

While the number of "5G" antennas is exploding in Geneva and elsewhere in Switzerland, the authorities continue to claim that "no health effect has been consistently proven".

At the request of several Swiss citizens, on 7 January, radio frequency expert Dr. Lennart Hardell sent a letter to the President of the Confederation, co-signed by twenty-two internationally renowned experts, challenging the biased conclusions of the health risk assessment of mobile telephony in Switzerland.

These experts, without any conflict of interest, believe that the report "Mobile telephony and radiation" of the working group mandated by the Confederation contains an assessment that is "scientifically inaccurate and is in opposition to the opinion of the majority of scientists in this field".  They fear that the reports led by a certain Swiss expert may be influenced by his links with the wireless industry.

It is time for the authorities to stop hiding the risks associated with wireless technology and support the recommendations in the letter: declare a moratorium on 5G until independent research by scientists with no links to the industry confirms its safety. These experts also recommend an awareness campaign to educate the public about the health risks of exposure to radio frequency radiation and the safe use of the technology (e.g., deployment of wired Internet in schools).

Dr. Hardell's original letter in English:
https://www.orwell-news.ch/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/BERENIS_UVEK_January-2020_EN.pdf

German translation:
https://www.orwell-news.ch/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/BERENIS_UVEK_7-January_2020_DE_Agency-certified.pdf

13 January 2020

[Press release] Phonegate Scandal: Environmental Health Trust and Phonegate Alert Call for Congressional Hearings on Illegal Phone Radiation

[Press release] Phonegate Scandal: Environmental Health Trust and Phonegate Alert Call for Congressional Hearings on Illegal Phone Radiation
Equipe Phonegate 12 Jan 2020

Attention! The links in the "Background" document in this press release do not work.  Click here for the corrected pdf:  
https://www.phonegatealert.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Background-and-Facts-on-PhoneGate-with-links.pdf

Tests reveal phone radiation levels 4-11 times over U.S. approved levels

In a joint letter dated 17 December 2019, Environmental Health Trust (EHT) and Phonegate Alert (AP) called on congressional leaders to end the failure of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to provide appropriate ways to test cellphones and to recall the millions of devices that French government and other independent assessments find emitting excessive levels of radiation.

“The FCC is failing in its regulatory duties to protect consumers and instead is setting policy to protect the cell phone manufacturers whose phones exceed the federal safety exposure guidelines by over 500% in some cases, simply when tested as consumers are using them: directly against the body in shirt and pants pockets and tucked into waistbands and bras,” stated Devra Davis PhD, MPH, President of EHT and Dr. Marc Arazi, President of AP in their letter to Senators Roger Wicker and Lamar Alexander, and Representatives Carolyn Maloney and Frank Pallone.

12 January 2020

Switzerland: 5G and Geneva Hypocrisy - Editorial

5G and Geneva hypocrisy - Editorial
By Frédéric Julliard, Editor-in-Chief, Tribune de Genève, 10 January 2020 - translation

Frédéric Julliard,
Editor-in-Chief
More than 100 5G antennas have been deployed in Geneva. Really? Hasn't the canton, listening to the concerns of part of the population, decreed a moratorium on this data transmission technology?

It has, but we are surrounded by hypocrisy. The moratorium only allows authorizations to construct antennas. There is nothing to stop operators from transmitting 5G frequencies from existing facilities...

Our investigation shows that the deployment of 5G is accelerating in the canton. The operators do not seem to be really bothered by the concerns expressed about the multiplication of radiation and its possible consequences on health.

We must remain calm, of course: no risk from 5G has been established. But the long-term safety of this technology, especially on wildlife, has not been proven either.