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24 April 2019

New Study: Cell Phones Exceed Safety Limits When Phones Touch The Body

New Study: Cell Phones Exceed Safety Limits When Phones Touch The Body
Environmental Health Trust, April 2019

Full text of study:

Most cell phones emit radiation exceeding safety guidelines when held against the body, according to new analyses of French government data published online in IEEE Access, a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The analysis by Professor Om Gandhi examined data from 450 cell phone models from the French government agency, ANFR–the national radiation assessment bureau– indicating that phones can emit 11 times over the US FCC limit and 3 times over French limits in 9 out of 10 phones tested.

Most cell phones have instructions buried in the manufacturer’s manual or operating system to maintain a separation distance between the phone and the body. ANFR tested radiation absorbed into the body at manufacturers’ tested distances of 5 to 25 mm and also in body contact positions at 0m. While most phones were compliant when tested with the manufacturers’ separation distance, most phones violated European and U.S limits when tested at body contact.

23 April 2019

Radiofrequency Waves Are Among the Agents Proposed for IARC to Reassess with High Priority

[Press release] Radio frequency waves are among the agents proposed for IARC to reassess with high priority
Equipe Phonegate 23 April 2019

An article in the renowned scientific journal, The Lancet, dated 17 April 2019, published the list of agents whose carcinogenicity is proposed to be assessed or reassessed during the period 2020-2024 by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of the World Health Organization (WHO). A panel of 29 experts from 18 countries, meeting in March 2019, reviewed and analysed the latest scientific data and studies and classified the agents into two tables: Table 1 for high priorities and Table 2 for medium and low priorities.

Already classified as a possible carcinogen

18 April 2019

Switzerland: Swisscom Deploys 5G and Creates Controversy

Betrayal by the president of the Geneva cantonal government which had voted a moratorium on 5G.  Betrayal by the Confederation.  Profit reigns over health.  The Swiss Confederation owns the majority of shares in Swisscom. No one is listening to the voice of the people.  Democracy has died.  

Swisscom deploys 5G and creates controversy
by Sami Zaïbi, ABO+, Tribune de Genève, 18 April 2019 - translation

Geneva: The operator is launching its 5G network in Geneva. Antonio Hodgers had nevertheless assured that the Canton would "not rush" this controversial technology

5G antennas in Geneva in operation
Swisscom has taken everyone by surprise. While a national debate is underway on the usefulness and health impacts of 5G, the Cantons of Geneva and Vaud have passed a moratorium on technology, and anti-5G collectives have formed, with great fanfare, the operator today launched its national 5G network, the first to cover major cities, including the City of Calvin. Sunrise had launched the technology in March in small towns and cities.

Political scam

Swisscom's announcement is particularly surprising in Geneva: last week, the President of the Council of State Antonio Hodgers made it clear that the technology would not be coming to the canton any time soon. While he urged the Grand Council to refer the moratorium on 5G (which was finally adopted by 58 votes to 28) to the committee, he had insisted on reassuring elected officials about the progress of the implementation of the technology: "In any case, we are not going to rush to install these antennas. It is a process that first requires public inquiries, all of which must be subject to a weighing of interests, particularly for health, development or heritage. We're certainly not going to rush, that's for sure. I don't have a request on my desk for a 5G antenna yet, to be very clear. When there are, we will treat them with due attention."

17 April 2019

United States: 5G Crisis: Nation-Wide Day of Action - 15 May 2019

We are framing this particular event to concentrate on the impact of chronic radiation exposure on children. 

As of April 15th, 59 cities in 23 states and D.C., have signed up to sponsor a demonstration against 5G on May 15th.

We are facing a 5G Crisis.
5gcrisis.com, April 2019

That’s why Americans for Responsible Technology is planning a nationwide Day of Action on May 15th, calling on wireless companies (Verizon, Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile) and their sub-contractors (Crown Castle, ExteNet Systems and other antenna installers) to suspend the deployment of small cell wireless antennas in residential neighborhoods until such time as chronic, low level exposure to 5G radio-frequency (RF) microwave radiation can be proven completely safe.

16 April 2019

Canton of Geneva Prohibits Construction of 5G Antennae

Canton of Geneva prohibits construction of 5G antennae
telecompaper.com, 11 April 2019

The Canton of Geneva has introduced a preliminary ban on the construction of 5G antennae, reported SRF.ch. The cantonal parliament first requires investigations into possible health implications. The decision on the moratorium came in at 58 votes against 28.

The prohibition will only be lifted again if independent scientific findings are available on the possible health effects of 5G. The Geneva government will now turn to the World Health Organisation (WHO) and request independent studies.

Streaming Is the New Way of Flying - How Digital Consumption Affects the Climate

If you think digital technology is "green", think again.  The ICT sector could already account for 8% of all greenhouse gas emissions in 2025.

Streaming is the new way of flying - how digital consumption affects the climate
by Thomas Fuster, nzz.ch, 16 April 2019 - translation

What is digital is nowhere near green. The environmental costs of information and communication technology (ICT) are mostly underestimated. An important driver for a rapidly increasing power consumption is the streaming of videos.

Watching a video on the go for 10 minutes needs the same
amount of power as an electric oven for 5 minutes in full
(Image: Matt Cardy / Getty)
In the climate discussion, the roles are clearly divided: on the side of the "bad guys" are heavy industry, transport and agriculture. By contrast, most service providers are among the "good guys" because their products - such as insurance or loans - are more of an intangible nature. Information and communication technology (ICT) is usually assigned to the good side in this classification. Digitization is considered part of the solution and not part of the climate problem. After all, the electronic gadgets are getting smaller and smaller. And the services used on displays somehow seem virtual - and therefore low in pollutants.

More harmful than aviation

15 April 2019

Phonegate: Criminal Complaint Against Chinese Smartphone Manufacturer Xiaomi

Phonegate: criminal complaint against Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi
Equipe Phonegate, phonegatealert.org, 15 April 2019

On behalf of “Phonegate Alert”, Me Elias Bourran, a lawyer at the Paris Bar, filed a criminal complaint with the Paris Public Prosecutor against the Chinese mobile phone manufacturer Xiaomi on Monday 15 April 2019.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Mi Mix 2S, sold in France through its stores, numerous distributors (FNAC, Darty, Boulanger,…) and the four mobile telephone operators (Orange, Free, SFR, Bouygues Telecom), have been controlled by the French National Frequencies Agency (ANFR) and the specific absorption rate (SAR) has been observed to exceed the regulatory levels for the head and trunk respectively.

SAR as an official measurement of the dangerousness of the thermal effects of waves

However, for the record, the dangerousness of the thermal effects of waves is proven and recognized by the international scientific community. This has led to the establishment of SAR regulatory limits worldwide for human exposure.

13 April 2019

French Court Rules Monsanto Liable for Farmer's Health Problems

French Court Rules Monsanto Liable for Farmer's Health Problems
by Olivia Rosaneecowatch.com, 12 April 2019

French farmer Paul François outside a courthouse 
before a 2015 appeal of his case against Monsanto.
Jeff Pachoud / APF / Getty Images
A French appeals court ruled Thursday in favor of a farmer who has been in a decade-long fight with Monsanto since he fell ill after inhaling a now-banned weedkiller.

Paul Francois, 55, said he suffered neurological damage after inhaling Monsanto's Lasso in 2004. He sued the company arguing that the labeling on the product had been inadequate. Courts ruled in his favor in 2012 and 2015, but France's top court overturned those rulings and ordered a new hearing.

"We are all happy to have won but it came at a heavy price," Francois told reporters, according to Reuters. "It's a big sigh of relief. It's been 12 years of fighting, 12 years during which I had to put my whole life on hold."

The Dangers of Wireless Radiation and How to Protect Yourself - A Conversation with Peter Sullivan

The Dangers of Wireless Radiation and How to Protect Yourself
A conversation with Peter Sullivan

BY CONAN MILNER, theepochtimes.com, 12 April 2019

Symptoms of electrosensitivity are caused by exposure to
wireless radiation.
(Stefan Stefancik/Unsplash)
Silicon Valley is probably the last place you’d expect to hear health warnings related to your cellphone. But that’s where you’ll find Peter Sullivan, a man with a mission to help the public understand how their devices cause real harm.

Sullivan started out as one of the biggest fans of a technology he now does his best to avoid. He attended graduate school at Stanford University in Silicon Valley, and later worked as a software designer, rubbing shoulders with people who would go on to design the devices that shape our wireless world. Living on the cutting edge, Sullivan became one of the earliest adopters of wireless technology, but he also got sick from it long before most people knew it was possible.

12 April 2019

Press Conference: Phonegate: First Criminal Action: Paris, 15 April 2019

[Press Conference] Phonegate: first criminal actionEquipe Phonegate, phonegatealert.org 12 April 2019

After several months of work and reflection, we are launching the first criminal action in the context of the Phonegate health and industrial scandal. A press conference will be held in Paris on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 10:30 am in the presence of attorney Elizabeth Guélot, Co-founder of Platform V for Verdict, attorney Elias Bourran, member of the Phonegate lawyers’ consortium and Dr Marc Arazi, President of Phonegate Alert. The meeting will be broadcast live on Facebook video on our Phonegate Alert page. Thank you in advance for your support.