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25 September 2018

United Kingdom: Informed Parents are Withdrawing Students From School Due To WiFi / Phone Mast

Informed Parents are Withdrawing Students From School Due To WiFi / Phone Mast
Take Back Your Power, 24 September 2018

The community of Dartington, UK, set an example in caring for the health and safety of their young ones. This is also happening in Australia (see here) and elsewhere. We join the call for parents and teachers everywhere to organize and protect the children. -TBYP

Read the full original article on Devon Online here. Video originally posted on YouTube here and here.

Parents and students at a Devon primary school are planning a mass walk-out in protest of a controversial mobile phone mast.

The 10m high structure is located just 50 metres away from Dartington Primary School, Totnes, which has worried parents over suggested radiation readings at the school which apparently show the highest reading of ‘excessive radiation.’

5G: Are People Speaking Out about Health Effects Being Threatened?


(UPDATE 25 September 2018):  On August 23rd, John C. Dvorak, PC MAGAZINE journalist for over 36 years wrote the article below against 5G titled: "THE PROBLEM WITH 5G" in which he discussed the health effects associated with 5G and the intense but unjustified and harmful infrastructure it requires. HE WAS FIRED and the ARTICLE REMOVED.
(Ref. PC Mag puts Apple gadfly John Dvorak out to pasture).

Recently, Susanne Small was detained against her will at a mental health facility in Surrey, UK.
Richie Allen spoke to Susanne, who alleged that she was sectioned after she spoke to her doctor about a new mobile phone mast that had been erected near her home. Susanne told her doctor that she began to feel unwell around about the time that the mast was erected. She also presented her doctor with evidence that radiation from mobile phone masts is harmful and that 5G is going to be devastating to our health. Speaking to Richie from the hospital where she was being evaluated at the time, Susanne said that she believed that her doctor recommended that she undergo a psychiatric evaluation. Susanne said she was then taken to the hospital against her will. (Ref. Richie Allen interview with Susanne Small.)  She has since been released from the hospital.


The Problem With 5G
BY JOHN C. DVORAK, uk.pcmag.com,  22 AUG 2018

The technology might be the problem, but even worse for the companies behind it is the perception that 5G is already unsafe before they even get it on a single pole.

United States: Grassroots Coalition Asks FCC to Slow 5G Expansion Over Health Concerns

Grassroots coalition asks FCC to slow 5G expansion over health concerns
by Jason Plautzsmartcitiesdive.com, 24 September 2018

Dive Brief:

A coalition of 52 grassroots organizations is calling on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to delay deployment of 5G infrastructure pending more health studies, citing "emerging science linking exposure to RF microwave radiation with serious biological harm." 

In a letter to FCC chairman Ajit Pai, the group — Americans for Responsible Technology (ART) — says the agency "lacks both the ability and the authority to undertake a rigorous scientific review" of studies linking exposure to microwave radiation to adverse health impacts. Among the concerns, they say, are development of cancer, inhibition of brain development in fetuses, heart abnormalities and neurological and cognitive problems.

24 September 2018

Switzerland: Government Plans Changes to Mobile Network Radiation Limits to Prepare for 5G

Swiss govt plans changes to mobile network radiation limits to prepare for 5G
telecompaper.com, 24 September 2018

The Swiss government is preparing changes to the country's limits on electromagnetic radiation from mobile networks, in order to prepare the way for 5G networks. The new regulation is expected to be adopted by spring 2019. In addition, the government set up a working group under the federal environment office to make recommendations on the matter for the longer term.

International Appeal: Stop 5G on Earth and in Space

If you are a scientist, doctor, building biologist, or related professional or consultant, or if you represent an environmental, health, or medical organization, please sign the Appeal.

Link to the 5G Space Appeal:
https://www.5gspaceappeal.org/



To the UN, WHO, EU, Council of Europe
and governments of all nations

We the undersigned scientists, doctors and environmental organizations from (__) countries, urgently call for a halt to the deployment of the 5G (fifth generation) wireless network, including 5G from space satellites. 5G will massively increase exposure to radio frequency (RF) radiation on top of the 2G, 3G and 4G networks for telecommunications already in place. RF radiation has been proven harmful for humans and the environment. The deployment of 5G constitutes an experiment on humanity and the environment that is defined as a crime under international law.

Executive summary

Association Alert PhoneGate invited to 3rd International Forum on Protection from Electromagnetic Environmental Pollution - Krakow, 24 September 2018

Alert PhoneGate invited to 3rd Krakow International Forum 
Press release, phonegatealert.org, 21 September 2018

We do want to heartily thank Krakow City Mayor for his official invitation to take part in 3rd International Forum: “Environment Protection from EMF Pollution – Safety limits”. This event will take place on Monday, September 24, 2018, at Krakow City Hall in Poland. 

During this event, our President-founder, Dr. Marc Arazi, M.D., will give a lecture about “PhoneGate Alert, a Global Public Health issue for cell phone users.” He will paint a general picture of progress made since the alert was raised in July 2016. But simultaneously and above all, he will insist on the necessary measures to be taken by Public Authorities and industry to protect the health of billion users of cell phones and other connected devices. 

23 September 2018

France Bans Smartphones in Schools Through 9th Grade. Will It Help Students?

France Bans Smartphones in Schools Through 9th Grade. Will It Help Students?
By Alissa J. Rubin and Elian Peltier, The New York Times, 20 September 2018

Imane Belaroussi, from left, Grace Blahourou and
Zoélinh Masson on their phones after school in Paris,
Credit Dmitry Kostyukov for the New York Times
PARIS — The eighth-grade girls already know what to expect from France’s new smartphone ban in all primary and middle schools because their school voluntarily instituted one last year.

“Annoying,” was the assessment of Zoélinh Masson, 12, as her friend Grace Blahourou, 13, agreed.

Still, they said that with no smartphones, students did talk to one another more.

France’s education ministry hopes that its smartphone ban, which took effect at the beginning of September and applies to students from first through ninth grades, will get schoolchildren to pay more attention in class and interact more, and several studies suggest such correlations.

Some experts are skeptical that the ban can be enforced, and some teachers question the merits of insulating children from the internet-dominated world they will face outside school. But the French government believes that without minimizing distractions, children will never learn the basics.

22 September 2018

United States: Berkeley City Council Moves Forward with Cellphone 'Right to Know' Ordinance

Berkeley City Council moves forward with cellphone ‘right to know’ ordinance
BY SABINA MAHAVNI | STAFF, dailycal.org, 22 September 2018

(Choice of image by Editor, "Towards Better Health")
Berkeley City Council decided to move forward with a case regarding the city’s cellphone “right to know” ordinance Thursday after a public comment session about a potential repeal of the ordinance.

CTIA — The Wireless Association, a trade association representing wireless companies, filed a lawsuit in June 2015 against the city of Berkeley for its “right to know” ordinance, which requires cellphone retailers to disclose to their customers that carrying cellphones close to their bodies can expose them to levels of radiofrequency, or RF, radiation that exceeds federal guidelines.

CTIA’s case against Berkeley is based on the claim that the ordinance violates the First Amendment by forcing retailers to declare a controversial message. According to the Federal Communications Commission, phones certified by CTIA must provide required information to consumers about RF radiation in the phones’ instruction manuals. The city of Berkeley claims the “right to know” ordinance simply reinforces this message.

Commentary on the utility of the National Toxicology Program study on cell phone radiofrequency radiation data for assessing human health risks despite unfounded criticisms aimed at minimizing the findings of adverse health effects

Commentary on the utility of the National Toxicology Program study on cell phone radiofrequency radiation data for assessing human health risks despite unfounded criticisms aimed at minimizing the findings of adverse health effects

Ronald L.Melnick
Ron Melnick Consulting, LLC, 274E 2280N, #B, North Logan, UT 84341, USA

Environmental Research Volume 168, January 2019, Pages 1-6

Received 16 January 2018, Revised 20 March 2018, Accepted 7 September 2018, Available online 
20 September 2018.

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2018.09.010

FULL TEXT PDF

Highlights

• NTP study on cell phone radiation shows the null hypothesis has been disproved. 
• Proliferative effects were observed in the heart (Schwann cells) and brain (glial cells). 
• Tumors of the same cell types have been reported in human studies of cell phone users. 
• DNA damage was increased in brains of exposed rats and mice. 
• The animal data are relevant and useful for assessment of human health risks.

Abstract

Apple No Longer Informs User to Carry iPhone at Least 5mm Away from Body to Ensure Exposure Levels Remain at or Below As-Tested Levels

Apple has changed the text they post online regarding RF exposure.

Apple iPhone 7
Apple no longer informs you with a text that says something like-- if you keep the iPhone closer you can exceed levels. For example, this statement is removed--"Carry iPhone at least 5mm away from your body to ensure exposure levels remain at or below the as-tested levels." Such statements are no longer on the online webpage, despite the fact that we understand that such statements were online in previous years as shown by the internet archive wayback machine.

On the way back machine website (https://archive.org/web/, you can look up websites saved online from past years and find what they stated at that time) to look up Apple 7 fine print in 2016. Here is what the site states in 2016:
https://web.archive.org/web/20161029010119/http://www.apple.com/legal/rfexposure/iphone9,3/en/

iPhone 7 RF Exposure information  (2016)
iPhone has been tested and meets applicable limits for radio frequency (RF) exposure.