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22 July 2019

United Nations Environment Programme Urged to Protect Nature and Humankind from Electromagnetic Fields (EMF)

U.N. Environment Programme Urged to Protect Nature and Humankind from Electromagnetic Fields (EMF)
businesswire.com, 22 July 2019

4G/5G antenna densification is escalating health risks - a global crisis

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Advisors to the International EMF Scientist Appeal, representing 248 scientists from 42 nations, have resubmitted The Appeal to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director, Inger Andersen, requesting the UNEP reassess the potential biological impacts of next generation 4G and 5G telecommunication technologies to plants, animals and humans.

“Results from the NTP study show that the previously held assumption that radiofrequency radiation cannot cause cancer or other adverse health effects is clearly wrong.”

21 July 2019

I’m an Engineer, and I’m Not Buying Into ‘Smart’ Cities

Andrea Chronopoulos
I’m an Engineer, and I’m Not Buying Into ‘Smart’ Cities
By Shoshanna Saxe, Opinion, The New York Times, 16 July 2019

Dr. Saxe is an assistant professor of civil and mineral engineering at the University of Toronto.

Sensor-equipped garbage cans sound cool, but someone still has to take out the trash.

TORONTO — Like a classroom full of overachieving students, cities around the world are racing to declare themselves “smart” — using sensors, data and ubiquitous cameras to make themselves more efficient, safe and sustainable. Perhaps the most famous initiative is here in Toronto, where Sidewalk Labs, a sibling company to Google, recently released a 1,500-page master plan to remake two neighborhoods with things like snow-melting roads and an underground pneumatic-tube network.

Smart cities make two fundamental promises: lots of data, and automated decision making based on that data. The ultimate smart city will require a raft of existing and to-be-invented technologies, from sensors to robots to artificial intelligence. For many this promises a more efficient, equitable city; for others, it raises questions about privacy and algorithmic bias.

The First Report of 5G Injury from Switzerland

The First Report of 5G Injury from Switzerland
Physicians for Safe Technology, 20 July 2019

The first reported injury of 5G in a news report comes from Switzerland, where 5G has been launched in 102 locations. The weekly French-language Swiss magazine L’Illustré interviewed people living in Geneva after the 5G rollout with alarming details of illness. In their article, With 5G, We Feel Like Guinea Pigs, posted July 18, 2019, they report neighbors met to discuss their many common symptoms and many unanswered questions.

5G: Its Legal but Not Safe

As soon as the antennas were installed, several residents and entire families in the heart of Geneva reported similar unusual symptoms of loud ringing in the ear, intense headaches, unbearable earaches, insomnia, chest pain, fatigue and not feeling well in the house. 29-year-old Geneva resident, Johan Perruchoud, called up Swisscom and was told that indeed the 5G cell towers were activated on the same day he began to feel the symptoms. When others called Swisscom they were told everything is legal and within guidelines.

Swiss Physician Denounces 5G and Calls for a 5G Moratorium

Dr. Bertrand Buchs, who has also called for a 5G moratorium, states he has seen more and more patients with similar symptoms. He notes, “In this case, our authorities are going against common sense … we risk experiencing a catastrophe in a few years… no serious study exists yet, which is not surprising when we know that this technology was developed in China, then to the United States. In Switzerland, we could open a line for people who feel bad, listen to these complaints and examine them. Our country has the means and the skills. The debate must be launched because the story is not about to end.”

20 July 2019

Time to Wake Up to the Global Public Health Issue of Phonegate

As and when new developments occur in the Phonegate affair, this article will be updated.

Time to Wake Up to the Global Public Health Issue of Phonegate
by Meris Michaels, 23 May 2019 - Revised 20 July 2019 

Phonegate Press Book
For over 20 years, cell phone users have been knowingly misled about their true levels of exposure to radiofrequency (RF) waves 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 RF exposure, especially regarding children, pregnant women and medically sensitive populations who are more vulnerable to these waves.

19 July 2019

We Tested 5G Across America. It’s Crazy Fast—and a Hot Mess

First part of article and extracts:

We Tested 5G Across America. It’s Crazy Fast—and a Hot Mess
by Joanna Stern, Wall Street Journal, 18 July 2019

In tests, the 5G often switched off due to summer heat, leaving our columnist to cool the devices with ice packs or air conditioners

Today’s forecast: 95 degrees and sunny with thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. No chance of 5G testing.

One of the biggest findings of my multi-city 5G review tour: The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G isn’t reliable in the summer—unless, well, you summer in Iceland.

When I ran tests, the phone’s 5G often switched off due to overheating, leaving me with a 4G connection. Cellular carriers demo-ing or testing the phone have taken to cooling the devices with ice packs and air conditioners.

The phone does this when the temperature reaches a certain threshold to minimize energy use and optimize battery, a Samsung spokeswoman said. “As 5G technology and the ecosystem evolve, it’s only going to get better,” she added.

18 July 2019

Phonegate Alert: [Press release] Nokia smartphone SAR: general deception suspected

[Press release] Nokia smartphone SAR: general deception suspected
Equipe Phonegate, phonegatealert.org, 18 July 2019

15 July 2019

From Dieselgate to Phonegate: We Need to Wake Up to Another Pollution Crisis

"If ‘Dieselgate’ received wall-to-wall media coverage in the UK when the story broke, ‘Phonegate’ has received next-to-none." 

From Dieselgate to Phonegate: We need to wake up to another pollution crisis

by Annelie Fitzgerald, truepublica.org.uk, 20 July 2018

As the level of emissions from diesel engines in the UK’s cities and its impact on public health has become clear, the media have recently given serious and widespread coverage to the issue of air pollution. Every Breath We Take, the report published in February 2017 by the Royal College of Physicians and Paediatrics, detailed an alarming array of adverse health effects which lead to up to 40,000 shortened lives in the UK each year. Foetuses, babies and children are particularly vulnerable to diesel fumes and particulates, which can impair lung, heart and neurological development.

Outlining his clean air bill in the Guardian in April 2017 Swansea West MP Geraint Davies noted that children in areas where the air quality problem is most serious “have a 10% reduced lung capacity and have more respiratory problems, together with effects on their nervous, immune and cardiovascular systems”. The same month Keith Taylor, Green MEP for South-East England wrote in the Ecologist that he would be campaigning for PM Theresa May to enshrine in UK law a new Clean Air Act to ensure strong, effective protection of public health from air pollution.

13 July 2019

The Dangers of Cell Phone Radiation. The Right to Know. Don’t Put in Your Shirt Pocket

The Dangers of Cell Phone Radiation. The Right to Know. Don’t Put in Your Shirt Pocket
Court Upholds Landmark Berkeley Cell Phone Radiation Right to Know Ordinance and Rejects Industries Appeal
By Environmental Health Trust, Global Research, 10 July 2019
Environmental Health Trust 2 July 2019

A landmark Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the City of Berkeley’s cell phone right to know ordinance rejecting industries argument that the ordinance violates the first amendment. The Berkeley ordinance requires retailers to inform consumers that cell phones emit radiation and that “if you carry or use your phone in a pants or shirt pocket or tucked into a bra when the phone is ON and connected to a wireless network, you may exceed the federal guidelines for exposure to RF radiation.” In upholding this decision, the panel concluded that the public health issues at hand were “substantial” and that the “text of the Berkeley notice was literally true,” and “uncontroversial.”

Further, the panel determined that the Berkeley ordinance did not constitute preemption.

“Far from conflicting with federal law and policy, the Berkeley ordinance complemented and enforced it.”

10 July 2019

5G – The Global Human Experiment without Consent

5G – The Global Human Experiment without Consent
By Debra Greene, PhD, Guest Contributor, childrenshealthdefense.org, 9 July 2019

5G is the next generation of cell phone infrastructure, yet it is categorically different than its predecessors (4G/LTE, 3G, 2G, etc.). It is not a simple upgrade. It is a major increase – and change – in the type of wireless radiation to which we will all be exposed, without consent, whether we use this service or not.

5G builds on existing infrastructure and, in addition, uses extremely high (millimeter-wave) frequencies of 24 gigahertz (GHz) or more. These 5G signals don’t travel far, so antennas will be installed approximately every 2-10 homes in residential neighborhoods. 5G will significantly increase our wireless RF radiation (radio frequency microwave) exposure on a 24/7 and 365 days a year basis.

"The government’s human exposure guidelines haven’t been updated in more than 20 years, while radiation from 
cell phones, cordless phones, WiFi and wireless baby monitors 
has increased exponentially in that time."


No Safety Studies

New Law Asks California Schools Ban Smartphones In Classrooms

New Law Asks California Schools Ban Smartphones In Classrooms
gooddaysacramento.cbslocal.com, 8 July 2019


(Photo): Pupils using mobile phone at the elementary school during recreation time. Group of multiethnic children sitting in a row and typing a message on smartphone. Young boys and girls playing with cellphone.

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – California public and charter schools can now ban students from using smartphones in class and at school, except under certain circumstances.

Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 272 in early July.