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EMF Studies

20 October 2017

Phonegate: Dr. George Carlo Supports International Action

Phonegate:  Dr. George Carlo Supports International Action
by Marc Arazi, arazi.fr, 20 October 2017

Message from Marc Arazi: "Yesterday in Paris, where he made a brief stop, I had the great pleasure of meeting Dr. George Carlo, world-renowned scientist and precursor in 1999 of the information on the health risks of mobile telephony. At the time, Dr. Carlo led an important study for industry, costing more than 20 million dollars. A courageous person and scientist of integrity, he has not hesitated to expose the dangers that his studies have shown. It is a real honor to be able to work with him on this public health issue. He gladly agreed to leave this short video message [in English] to support the international action against the health and industrial scandal of Phonegate. Many thanks, George!"

View video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=41&v=FFhiCjTls

Original message in French:
http://arazi.fr/wp2/2017/10/video-phonegate-le-dr-george-carlo-apporte-son-soutien-a-laction-internationale/

19 October 2017

Did an Obsolete, Poorly Maintained Power Grid Spark California Fires?

The sun shines through smoke and haze from wildfires
in Santa Rosa, Calif. (Jeff Chiu / AP)
Did an Obsolete, Poorly Maintained Power Grid Spark California Fires?
by Harvey Wasserman, Truth Dig, 
17 October 2017

The raging fires and toxic smoke clouds pouring through Northern California can only be described as apocalyptic.

Were they sparked by Pacific Gas & Electric’s centralized grid?

And where are our federal government and national media?

More than 40 people are dead; many more are missing. Given how fast the fires raced through the region, it’s possible that other humans—as well as farm animals, pets and wildlife—have been incinerated.

In many cases, the margin for escape was five minutes or less. Some people who did not leave their homes at the first sign of danger died. Some stood in home swimming pools for hours while everything burned around them. Flames leaped over Highway 101 and other major roads, creating firestorms with temperatures of 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit and more.

Experts Expose Health Risks of Wireless Devices

Experts Expose Health Risks of Wireless Devices
publicnewsservice.org, 19 October 2017

(Photo):  The National Coalition For Responsible Technology is calling for a moratorium on cell towers and cell antennas near homes, hospitals, schools and children's recreation areas. (Theodora Scarato/NCRT)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — As wireless communication increasingly becomes a way of life, some health advocates say there is little-to-no communication about the health risks associated with radiation emitted by devices such as cellphones.

Theodora Scarato, executive director at the Environmental Health Trust, organized a rally at the U.S. Supreme Court to proclaim the public's right to know about the dangers of wireless communications.

"I think the public has the right to know that these devices emit radiation,” Scarato said. “But we need to do more than that. We need to be contacting our elected officials, you know, calling that we be informed, that there be public notice and public hearings."

18 October 2017

7 Ways EMF Technology Seriously Threatens Entire Populations

7 Ways EMF Technology Seriously Threatens Entire Populations
Posted by M M , galacticconnection.com, 10 October 2017

HUMANS ARE FREE

Recently, over 180 medics and scientists sent a document to the European Union appealing for the suspension of the new 5G EMF technology planned to roll out. Essentially, the 11 page document warns that EMF technology is a serious environmental hazard, harmful to life.

That the new 5G EMF technology has not been properly tested for safety and has been blindly approved without health evaluation. The medics and scientists call for a proper health evaluation and while being carried out a suspension of the 5G.

However, the unconditional push for EMF technology continues. The push involves a number of individuals, particularly those in high places, biased and blinded by money or the want for control, only seeing the EMF technology’s advantages.

Intensive Smartphone Use May Be Harmful to Our Cognitive Capabilities, Study Suggests

Intensive smartphone use may be harmful to our cognitive capabilities, study suggests
by Eric W. Dolan, psypost.org, 10 October 2017
(Photo credit:  Jorge Gonzalez)

A new study published in the journal PLOS One provides preliminary evidence that smartphones are linked to reduced cognitive abilities. The researchers found intensive smartphone use was associated with reduced math performance in particular.

“I got interested in smartphone behaviors because I noticed that many people, including myself, experienced a change in their personal interactions and social behaviours after purchasing smartphones,” said Aviad Hadar of Ben-Gurion University, the study’s corresponding author.

We Need to Talk About Kids and Smartphones

We Need to Talk About Kids and Smartphones
by Markham Heid, Time, Updated 10 October 2017 - Extract

Read article in full here.

Nina Langton, 17, at her dormitory in Mass., 
Oct. 2017.  Rania Matar for TIME
The latest statistics on teen mental health underscore the urgency of this debate.

Between 2010 and 2016, the number of adolescents who experienced at least one major depressive episode leapt by 60%, according to a nationwide survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The 2016 survey of 17,000 kids found that about 13% of them had a major depressive episode, compared to 8% of the kids surveyed in 2010. Suicide deaths among people age 10 to 19 have also risen sharply, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Young women are suffering most; a CDC report released earlier this year showed suicide among teen girls has reached 40-year highs. All this followed a period during the late-1990s and early 2000s when rates of adolescent depression and suicide mostly held steady or declined.

Monsanto's 'Jaw-Dropping' Deception Exposed in 'Whitewash'

Monsanto's 'Jaw-Dropping' Deception Exposed in 'Whitewash'
by Stacy Malkan, U.S. Right to Know / EcoWatch, 10 October 2017

Carey Gillam's new book is available now from Island Press: Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science.

Gilliam's Whitewash is a hard-hitting investigation into the most widely used agrichemical in history, based on 20 years of research and scores of internal industry documents. For decades, glyphosate has been lauded as the chemical that's "safe enough to drink," but a growing body of scientific research ties glyphosate to cancers and a host of other health and environmental threats.

Whitewash is a "must-read," sayid Booklist. Kirkus Reviews called Whitewash a "hard-hitting, eye-opening narrative," and a "forceful argument for an agricultural regulatory environment that puts public interest above corporate profits."

Q: Carey, you've been reporting on pesticides and Monsanto for nearly 20 years. As a journalist, why was it important to write a book about the topic? Why now?

United States: Plan to Turn Yellowstone Into an 'Electronic Hub' Raises Eyebrows

Plan to Turn Yellowstone Into an 'Electronic Hub' Raises Eyebrows
by Reuters / Fortune, 12 October 2017

(Photo:)Visitors use their phones to capture an eruption of Old Faithful Geyser at the Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming on Aug. 25, 2015. Jim Peaco—Yellowstone National Park/Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images

"We would not be surprised if Yellowstone renamed the peak Mt. Verizon."

A U.S. government proposal to improve cellphone service at Yellowstone National Park, including the installation of microwave dish antennas, will mar views at one of the park’s most scenic spots, Mt. Washburn, an environmental group said on Thursday.

A Toxic Cellphone Stew

"Not in doubt is the cellphone's farm-to-table toxicity. From the day its minerals are dug to the night children scavenge Third World dumps for used circuitry, the cellphone is a Frankenstein."

The Unspin Room | Dalton Delan : A toxic cellphone stew
by Dalton Delan, berkshireeagle.com, 12 October 2017

(Choice of photo by "Towards Better Health")
WESTPORT, Conn. — Enough about software; let's talk hardware. Is Sen. John McCain's glioblastoma, like the one that took Ted Kennedy's life in 2009, related in any way to the use of his cellphone? Is the mobile phone, the motherlode of media usage today, carried by 95 percent of Americans, as environmentally friendly as consumers would like to believe? It's small, svelte and isn't apparently shunned by vegans or eco-warriors among us.

Let's consider its local effects and those across our fragile planet. On the matter of elecromagnetic radiation, studies are inconclusive and ongoing. Last year, the National Toxicology Program of the NIH found that cellphone radiation increased the incidence of gliomas in male rats. Maybe you think you're not in the rat race. But in 2011, a Working Group of the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer classified cellphone use as "possibly carcinogenic to humans." The jury is out, but this isn't like the anti-vaccine lobby. Children are, in fact, more prone to radiation injury. To be on the safe side, scientists say, keep your phone away from head and body as much as possible.

Sperm Counts, Testicular Cancers, and the Environment: BMJ Editorial

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof recently wrote: “Our human future will only be as healthy as our sperm.”

Editorials
Sperm counts, testicular cancers, and the environment


BMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j4517 (Published 10 October 2017)
Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j4517

Niels E Skakkebaek, professor of paediatric endocrinology and andrology
Author affiliations
niels.erik.skakkebaek@regionh.dk

Disturbing trends in men’s reproductive health demand urgent attention

A recent meta-analysis by Levine and colleagues1 showing significant declines in sperm counts among men in the Western world caught considerable media attention.2 The Levine study followed a similar report in The BMJ 25 years ago.3 Should we be concerned? Is male reproductive health really at risk?

Meta-analyses have some inherent limitations. However, an important and often overlooked point about data on the quality of semen is that trend data should be interpreted with a holistic view of male reproductive health problems, including parallel trends in testicular germ cell cancer (TGCC). Incidence of this cancer has risen substantially over the past few decades, particularly in young men.4 Increases seem to be occurring even in countries that have had low incidence. TGCC is linked to risk of poor semen quality: reports suggest that countries with a high incidence of this cancer have generally lower semen quality and vice versa.5