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14 November 2018

The Phonegate Scandal

Image from Pierre Le Hir's article in Le Monde.
We note that people are amending the French Wikipedia entry on "Phonegate".  We question the current title suggested for the entry:  "Marketing of non-compliant mobile phones" ("Commercialisation de téléphones portables non conformes").  To us, it says little about this serious public health and industrial scandal.  If the reason for eliminating "Phonegate" is that it has never been "read" or "heard" by people then that is false. The term was coined by the journalist Pierre le Hir in his article published in one of the most important and widely respected newspapers in the world, Le Monde, on 23 December 2016, « Soupçons sur les ondes des téléphones portables » (English translation: "Suspicions about Mobile Phones").  We would wish  the term, "Phonegate" to become commonly known.

We remind people that this is a very serious public health issue, affecting hundreds of millions of mobile phone users worldwide, who have been overexposed for more than 20 years to the radiation from their mobile phones.  This especially concerns children, pregnant women, an estimated 300 million persons suffering from microwave sickness and others who are more vulnerable to this type of radiation.

How Microsoft's Big Bet on 5G May Be Bad for Your Health

How Microsoft's big bet on 5G may be bad for your health
by JASON WARDwindowscentral.comm 12 November 2018
(for videos, see original article)

Microsoft is betting big on the 5G promise to transform computing as we know it despite a growing outcry that it poses serious health and environmental dangers.

5G, the next evolution of mobile networks, promises to transform the way we experience technology. 1G brought voice to a mobile platform. 2G introduced text. 3G delivered higher speeds and enabled music and video streaming. 4G or LTE brought up to 10-times higher speeds than 3G. 5G has been described as an evolution of mobile computing due to the many new computing scenarios it is expected to enable such as connected cars, advanced A.I., remote healthcare, advanced augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR) and much more.

7 Things Every Health Practitioner Needs to Know About EMFs

7 Things Every Health Practitioner Needs to Know About EMFs
Posted on: Monday, November 12th 2018
Written By: Nicolas Pineault

This article is copyrighted by GreenMedInfo LLC, 2018
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Despite the increasing reports of people who report feeling symptoms of “electro-sensitivity” from cell phones, wifi routers, Bluetooth devices and other sources of microwave radiation, mainstream medicine continues to bury its head in the sand and ignore the issue

On the other hand, most of the top functional medicine practitioners in the world — include Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, Dr. Zach Bush, Dr. Dan Pompa, Dr. Ben Lynch and Dr. Tom O’Bryan each claim that “EMF removal is essential for proper healing”.

Who’s right?

Let’s look at 7 important facts most health practitioners do not know about EMFs:

Fact #1: Our EMF Safety Standards Are Based On Heating Effects, NOT Biological Effects

There's a Clear Cell Phone-Cancer Link, but FDA Is Downplaying It

There's a clear cell phone-cancer link, but FDA is downplaying it
BY RONALD MELNICK, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR, 13 November 2018

THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL

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A recent study by the National Toxicology Program/National Institutes of Health (NTP/NIH) shows clear evidence of a causal link between cancer and exposure to wireless cell phone signals. Results from the $30 million NTP studies demonstrated that cell phone radiation caused Schwann cell cancers of the heart and brain gliomas in rats, as well as DNA damage in the brain.

In NIH’s news release, NTP senior scientist John Bucher said, “We believe that the link between radio frequency radiation and tumors in male rats is real and the external experts agreed.” But, amazingly, the FDA says it disagrees with this carefully conducted, peer-reviewed study’s finding of clear evidence of carcinogenicity.

13 November 2018

Heavy Cell Phone Use Linked to Thyroid Cancer

Heavy Cell Phone Use Linked to Thyroid Cancer
saferemr.com, 13 November 2018

The first case-control study examining the association between cell phone use and thyroid cancer found elevated risks of thyroid cancer among heavier, long-term cell phone users.

From:  Carlberg et al. 2016 (see abstract below)
At greater risk of thyroid cancer were individuals who used a cell phone for more than 15 years, for more than two hours per day, or for a greater number of lifetime hours. Also, those who made the most cell phone calls in their lifetime were at increased risk.

Men who used cell phones for more than 15 years had over twice the risk of thyroid cancer as compared to non-cell phone users after controlling for other factors. Women who used cell phones for more than two hours per day had a 52% greater risk of thyroid cancer as compared to non-cell phone users.

Kenya: Danger in the Growing Digital Garbage

With the lifespan of gadgets shortening and our population surging, the digital junkyards are swelling with waste at a worrying pace.  Collectively, the world generates about 40 million tonnes of e-waste every year — equivalent to throwing out nearly 60,000 laptops every time you blink.

Danger in the growing digital garbage
By SAM WAMBUGU, nation.co.ke, 11 November 2018

Heaps of unusable computers. Recycling is the best way to
dispose of e-waste.
Photo/ File/ Nation Media Group
In Summary
  • The human scavengers are exposed to intractable health challenges: burns, septic wounds, eye damage and a plethora of respiratory problems.
  • Parliament must create policies on how to recycle e-waste, and enforce and incentivise people to use them.

In just two decades, mobile phones and laptops have grown from oddity to ubiquity, and so are many other home electronics.

Similarly, heaps of cracked computers, unusable mobile phones, electric cables, dead television sets and defective fridges contribute to a growing menace of electronic waste.

E-waste – as it is commonly known – is the most rapidly growing waste problem in the world. Collectively, the world generates about 40 million tonnes of e-waste every year — equivalent to throwing out nearly 60,000 laptops every time you blink.

New York: Brooklyn Students Hold Walkout in Protest of Facebook-Designed Online Program

Nearly 100 students walked out of classes at the Secondary School for Journalism in Park Slope last week in revolt against “Summit Learning,” a web-based curriculum designed by Facebook engineers, and bankrolled by CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan.

Brooklyn students hold walkout in protest of Facebook-designed online program
By Susan Edelmannypost.com, 10 November 2018

Students from the Secondary School for Journalism
during the protest.
Brooklyn teens are protesting their high school’s adoption of an online program spawned by Facebook, saying it forces them to stare at computers for hours and “teach ourselves.”

Nearly 100 students walked out of classes at the Secondary School for Journalism in Park Slope last week in revolt against “Summit Learning,” a web-based curriculum designed by Facebook engineers, and bankrolled by CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan.

“It’s annoying to just sit there staring at one screen for so long,” said freshman Mitchel Storman, 14, who spends close to five hours a day on Summit classes in algebra, biology, English, world history, and physics. “You have to teach yourself.”

Thousands Of Swedes Are Inserting Microchips Under Their Skin

This is the same company, Biohax, that wants to implant UK employees with microchips.

Thousands Of Swedes Are Inserting Microchips Under Their Skin
By MADDY SAVAGE, npr.org, 22 October 2018

Osterlund implants a chip into a man in Stockholm. More 
than 4,000 Swedes have adopted the technology.
Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images
Technology continues to get closer and closer to our bodies, from the phones in our pockets to the smartwatches on our wrists. Now, for some people, it’s getting under their skin.

In Sweden, a country rich with technological advancement, thousands have had microchips inserted into their hands.

The chips are designed to speed up users’ daily routines and make their lives more convenient — accessing their homes, offices and gyms is as easy as swiping their hands against digital readers.

Alarm Over Talks to Implant UK Employees with Microchips

Alarm over talks to implant UK employees with microchips
by Julia Kollewe, The Guardian, 11 November 2018

Jowan Osterlund from Biohax holds a microchip implant
the size of a grain of rice between his thumb and
forefinger.  Photo:  James Brooks/AP
Trades Union Congress concerned over tech being used to control and micromanage

Britain’s biggest employer organisation and main trade union body have sounded the alarm over the prospect of British companies implanting staff with microchips to improve security.

UK firm BioTeq, which offers the implants to businesses and individuals, has already fitted 150 implants in the UK.

The tiny chips, implanted in the flesh between the thumb and forefinger, are similar to those for pets. They enable people to open their front door, access their office or start their car with a wave of their hand, and can also store medical data.

Thailand: NBTC Asks WHO for Clarity on Telecom Base Health Risks

NBTC asks WHO for clarity on telecom base health risks
NEWSPAPER SECTION: BUSINESS | WRITER: KOMSAN TORTERMVASANA AND ONLINE REPORTERSbangkokpost.com, 13 November 2018

The telecom regulator is urging the World Health Organization (WHO) to clarify whether radio-frequency electromagnetic fields emitted by telecom base stations have any effect on public health.

(Photo): Takorn Tantasith (inset) secretary-general of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) wants to know from the World Health Organisation if telecom towers and base stations like these in Bangkok's Sai Mai district post a health threat. The WHO can't tell him. (File photo by Pattanapong Hirunard)


The move aims to address concerns and complaints made against base stations and lodged against mobile operators, the regulator and local governments for the past decade.