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24 June 2018

Summary of Meeting of NTP Board of Scientific Counselors – 20 June 2018: Topic on Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation Studies

Summary of Meeting of NTP Board of Scientific Counselors – 20 June 2018: Topic on Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation Studies
phonegatealert.org, 22 June 2018

Following is an unofficial summary of the topic on the NTP cell phone radiofrequency studies discussed during the 20 June meeting of the NTP Board of Scientific Counselors. The PhoneGate Alert Association is following this very important subject concerning global public health and has submitted comments to the meeting.

On 20 June 2018, a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Toxicology Program took place in Durham, North Carolina. Topics discussed during the meeting included the studies of cell phone radiofrequency radiation (RFR) – report of the March 26-28, 2018 Peer Review of the NTP Technical Reports.

Dr. Chad Blystone, NIEHS (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences), presented a summary of the Peer Review meeting.

Dr. Michael Wyde, NIEHS, delivered a presentation on follow-up studies on RFR:

Thermostats, Locks and Lights: Digital Tools of Domestic Abuse

Thermostats, Locks and Lights: Digital Tools of Domestic Abuse
By Nellie Bowles, The New York Times, 23 June 2018

(Photo): In training sessions on domestic violence and technology, people have started asking about how to handle the use of connected home devices in abuse situations, said Erica Olsen, director of the Safety Net Project at the National Network to End Domestic Violence.CreditTony Luong for The New York Times

SAN FRANCISCO — The people who called into the help hotlines and domestic violence shelters said they felt as if they were going crazy.

One woman had turned on her air-conditioner, but said it then switched off without her touching it. Another said the code numbers of the digital lock at her front door changed every day and she could not figure out why. Still another told an abuse help line that she kept hearing the doorbell ring, but no one was there.

Cell Phone Radiation

Article published November 17, 2011. Since 2011, the results of more epidemiological experimental studies have provided further evidence of carcinogenicity. Today, experts are calling for a reclassification of radiofrequency radiation from group 2B "possibly carcinogenic to humans" to 2A "probably carcinogenic" or even to group 1 "carcinogenic to humans".

Cell Phone Radiation

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23 June 2018

The Guardian View on Mobile Phones: Schools Are Better without Them:

The Guardian view on mobile phones: schools are better without them 

'Some games are so overwhelmingly attractive when they
first appear that unhappy children can be entirely swept
away in them.'
Photo:  Alamy
The call to ban phones from the playground is rightly popular.  But schools will need resources to do it properly
22 June 2018

When a minister in this government stumbles on a policy that is both popular and good, it’s newsworthy. Matt Hancock, the digital minister, has suggested that schools ban the use of mobile phones by their pupils. Amanda Spielman, the head of Ofsted, agrees. In France, the Macron government has put forward legislation that will ban the use of phones in all primary and middle schools. This removes the matter from the discretion of headteachers. Those who have already purged their playgrounds of screens report few problems. The measure seems entirely straightforward and sensible.

FDA Approves First Continuous Glucose Monitoring System with a Fully Implantable Glucose Sensor and Compatible Mobile App for Adults with Diabetes

Highlights of the press release announcing the
new system:

- Every five minutes, measurements are sent to a compatible mobile device (e.g., smart phone or tablet) that is running a device-specific mobile app.

- This implant was approved based on clinical study data from only 125 individuals.

- The FDA evaluated clinical study data from 125 individuals aged 18 and older with diabetes

- Potential adverse effects related to insertion, removal and wear of the sensor include allergic reaction to adhesives, bleeding, bruising, infection, pain or discomfort, scarring or skin discoloration, sensor fracture during removal, skin inflammation, thinning, discoloration or redness. Other risks associated with use of the CGM system may include hypoglycemia or hyperglycemia in cases where information provided by the device is inaccurate or where alerts are missed.

FDA approves first continuous glucose monitoring system with a fully implantable glucose sensor and compatible mobile app for adults with diabetes
fda.gov, 21 June 2018

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the Eversense Continuous Glucose Monitoring (CGM) system for use in people 18 years of age and older with diabetes. This is the first FDA-approved CGM system to include a fully implantable sensor to detect glucose, which can be worn for up to 90 days.

Cell Phones in Pockets Kill Sperm

No Bones About It. Cell Phones in Pockets Kill Sperm and More.
By B.N. Frankactivistpost.com, 17 June 2018

Boys and men of all ages may not feel any heat or sensation from a carrying a cell phone in their pants’ pockets. That doesn’t mean their private parts aren’t being exposed to harmful radiation.

Dr. Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D. of University of California, Berkeley (SaferEMR.com) provided a great picture along with research confirming that cell phone radiation can harm sperm

EHTrust.org has also provided dozens of references to research confirming this on their website.

Lloyd Burrell of Electricsense also highlighted and detailed many studies which confirm this as well.

If you’ve ever wondered how much radiation is being emitted from your cell phone, here’s an Acoustimeter measuring radiation from a “smart” phone. [See original article.]

As you can see, anyone carrying a cell phone in his pocket is experiencing one heck of a weenie roast even if he doesn’t feel or smell it.

World Health Organization Classifies 'Gaming Disorder' As Mental Health Condition

WHO classifies 'gaming disorder' as mental health condition
By Susan Scutti, CNN, 18 June 2018

Story highlights

  • Characteristics include a loss of control and escalation despite negative consequences
  • Gaming disorder is not prevalent; only a small proportion of gamers fit the criteria
  • "It's a little bit premature to label this as a diagnosis," one expert says

(CNN)Watching as a video game ensnares their child, many a parent has grumbled about "digital heroin," likening the flashing images to one of the world's most addictive substances.
Now, they may have backup: The World Health Organization announced "gaming disorder" as a new mental health condition included in the 11th edition of its International Classification of Diseases, released Monday.

Australia: 'Massively Overdue' Smartphone Review to Tackle Predators, Cyberbullies

'Massively overdue' smartphone review to tackle predators, cyberbullies
By Jordan Baker, smh.com.au, 21 June 2018

Tackling predators and cyber bullying will be the priority for a review of phones in NSW schools, and a recommendation to ban smartphones in primary school is on the cards, says the psychologist heading the review, Michael Carr-Gregg.

NSW Education Minister Rob Stokes called Dr Carr-Gregg on Wednesday to ask him to head the review, which will be the first in Australia.

The terms of reference have not yet been drawn up, no panel has been chosen and no deadline has been decided.

Dr Carr-Gregg said he would look at global research into smartphones in schools, and what schools are doing around the world. He would invite submissions and report back to the minister with suggestions for smartphone guidelines in schools.

Pennsylvania: Group of Concerned Hempfield Residents Sue School District Over Cell Towers

Group of concerned Hempfield residents sue school district over cell towers
by ALEX GELI, Staff Writer, lancasteronline.com, 23 June 2018

A "no trespassing" sign on the Rohrerstown cell tower
construction site displays warnings for potential
radiofrequency radiation.
A yearlong battle over cellphone towers on school district property in East Hempfield Township has been revitalized thanks to a lawsuit filed against Hempfield School District.

Hempfield Citizens for Safe Schools Inc., an 85-member nonprofit founded after the Hempfield school board voted in January to give Verizon final approval to build its tower behind an elementary school, is suing the school district over leasing land “for a private party’s benefit.”

The complaint, filed on May 7 by attorneys Aaron Marines and Brandon Harter of Russell, Krafft & Gruber LLP, alleges the school district is violating Pennsylvania’s Donated or Dedicated Property Act, which restricts the conversion of public land to private use.

United Kingdom: Drivers Who Cause Death While Using Their Mobile Phones Will Now Face Life Sentence

Drivers who kill will now face life sentence
by Michael Savage, and Dulcie Lee, The Guardian, 15 October 2017

Government to toughen sentences after consultation

The change to the law comes after a consultation that
received 9,000 submissions. 
Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA
Dangerous drivers who cause death while using their mobile phones or speeding will face life in prison, ministers have confirmed. The decision to go ahead with a major extension of sentences comes after a campaign by families and a cross-party group of MPs.

Drivers who kill while under the influence of drink or drugs will also face a life sentence. And there will be a new offence of causing serious injury through careless driving, as part of renewed efforts to improve road safety.

The new measures mean such drivers could face the same length of sentence as those convicted of manslaughter, with maximum penalties raised from 14 years to life.