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12 November 2018

10 Tips to Reduce Electromagnetic Radiation from Your Cell Phone and Wi-Fi

10 tips to reduce electromagnetic radiation from your cell phone and wifi

Today, many new wireless technologies are used in homes. Scientific research shows that radiation from wifi and mobile phones pose health risks. Therefore it is wise to minimize radiation exposure.

Below are 10 tips for reducing your exposure to electromagnetic radiation:

1. Preferably use a hardwired Internet connection and wired telephone.

2. Use your smartphone as little as possible and when calling use the speakerphone or use air-tube earphones. Airtube headsets avoid directing radiation toward the head via metal wires. Have your calls diverted to your landline when you are at home, so you can turn off your mobile phone without missing a call.

3. “Distance is your friend”. Wear your smartphone in a bag or put it on your table when possible. Do not wear the phone on your body all day. The modern smartphone emits both high-frequency radiation (2G, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc.) and a low-frequency magnetic field.

Surgery Students 'Losing Dexterity to Stitch Patients'

Surgery students 'losing dexterity to stitch patients'
By Sean Coughlan, BBC News education and family correspondent, 30 October 2018

A professor of surgery says students have spent so much time in front of screens and so little time using their hands that they have lost the dexterity for stitching or sewing up patients.

Roger Kneebone, professor of surgical education at Imperial College, London, says young people have so little experience of craft skills that they struggle with anything practical.

"It is important and an increasingly urgent issue," says Prof Kneebone, who warns medical students might have high academic grades but cannot cut or sew.

10 November 2018

Resistance to 5G: Roadblock to a High Tech Future or Warning of a Serious Health Risk?

Resistance to 5G: Roadblock to a High Tech Future or Warning of a Serious Health Risk?

(Gian Cescon/Unsplash)
n just a few years, we’ve been granted several fantastic abilities: the power to download videos, send pictures, search the internet, and talk to anyone we want from wherever we are, all from a small wireless device.

But an even more sophisticated wireless world is just over the horizon. The network needed to bring it to life is called 5G, and telecommunications companies want to install it as fast as possible.

The G stands for Generation, and each one is a chapter in the wireless revolution. The first (1G), allowed us to talk on a cellphone. 2G gave us talk and text. With 3G we could also send and receive a little data, and 4G gave us the power to transmit a lot more.

09 November 2018

How NTP Controlled Coverage of Cell Phone Cancer Story

How NTP Controlled Coverage of Cell Phone Cancer Story

Did New York Times Have an Inside Track?

microwavenews.com, 9 November 2018

Much of the press coverage of the final NTP cell phone/cancer report was lousy. This time, the NTP seems to have wanted it that way.

Reporters were given very little notice to join the NTP teleconference on the release of the report. Nor was there much time to prepare a story for publication.

I received an email at 10:45 am on October 31 for a teleconference at 2 pm that same day. Many reporters missed the advisory and the call. Editors had little time to assign the story.

Attendance on the teleconference was spotty. Most of the major media outlets were missing. The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, ABC News, CBS News, Bloomberg, Associated Press and Science were all absent. Most of them had been on the last two calls on NTP’s cell phone/cancer study.

08 November 2018

United States: Six Lawsuits against FCC's 5G Idiocy – that $2bn Windfall for Telcos – is Bundled into One Appeals Court Sueball

Six lawsuits against FCC's 5G idiocy – that $2bn windfall for telcos – is bundled into one appeals court sueball
By Kieren McCarthy in San Franciscotheregister.co.uk 7 November 2018

Tenth Circuit wins lawsuit lottery over terrible policy

Six lawsuits filed against controversial new 5G rules drawn up by America's communications watchdog have been bundled into one, and will be heard at the Tenth Circuit of Appeals.

A lottery held late last week selected the appeals court that covers the middle of the country – Oklahoma, Utah, Colorado, etc – and the appellants, who range from West Coast cities to East Coast telco operators – have been told this week to migrate their cases accordingly.

At the heart of the mass challenge is the FCC's recent decision to override state and local governments and insist there be a single flat-fee for installing new 5G cell nodes, as well as standardized national processes and contracts for approving new sites.

Parents' Outrage As New £l,500 Baby Cot Comes with Its Own IPAD - to Help Babies "Fall Asleep"

YOU'VE TOT TO BE KIDDING - Parents’ outrage as new £1,500 baby cot comes with its own IPAD – to help babies ‘fall asleep’
By Brittany Vonow, thesun.co.uk, 7 November 2018

A baby looks at the screen built into the cot, designed by
Birmingham-based furniture company Babeek
Critics have blasted the cot, made by Birmingham-based firm Babeek, saying children shouldn't be exposed to technology at such a young age

PARENTS have been left outraged after a new £1,500 baby cot was released - complete with its own iPad.

The cot, designed by Birmingham-based furniture company Babeek, was created to hold the technology so parents can play white nose and help babies go to sleep.

But Dr Gary Allen, a chartered educational psychologist, described the creation as "outrageous".

07 November 2018

Recycling Is Not The Answer To The E-Waste Crisis

Mass Consumerism and Planned Obsolescence Outpace Recycling Efforts

Recycling Is Not The Answer To The E-Waste Crisis

par Vianney Vaute, Contributor, forbes.com, 29 October 2018

Time to go beyond recycling. Photo by Pawel Czerwinski
People feel good about recycling, maybe even more so when it comes to electronics. Remembering to take your computer or smartphone and dropping it off to be recycled feels like an accomplishment in itself.

But while electronics recycling isn’t bad — making it a panacea for the e-waste problem we currently have certainly is. Unfortunately, that’s how we tend to frame recycling — and companies are eager to jump on that bandwagon to appear more “green”.

Case in point: Apple. In 2016 there was a lot of fanfare around the unveiling of Liam, a robot capable of dismantling an iPhone in just 11 seconds; an ultra-efficient way to recycle 1.2 million units a year. That sounds impressive until you take into account the fact that Apple had actually sold 231 million new iPhones the year before.

Brain Cancer #1 for Children 15-19 yrs While FDA Minimizes Risk From Conclusive NIH Study - US Brain Tumor Association.com

Brain Cancer #1 for Children 15-19 yrs While FDA Minimizes Risk From Conclusive NIH Study - US Brain Tumor Association.com

NTP architect insists the FDA is misleading the public-Risk of Brain Tumors is Real

NEWS PROVIDED BY US Brain Tumor Association, 5 November 2018

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- American Brain Tumor Study finds brain cancer to be the #1 cancer for children 15-19 years old; meanwhile, FDA releases statement distorting and minimizing the significance of a landmark study $30 Million NIH National Toxicology Program Study which found Clear Evidence that wireless nonionizing radiation causes brain cancer, heart cancer and DNA damage non-thermally below current FCC safety guidelines.

"What most people do not understand is that THE FDA DOES NOT DO SAFETY TESTING OF WIRELESS DEVICES BEFORE THEY ARE RELEASED ONTO THE MARKET EXPOSING MILLIONS OF PEOPLE. The FDA does not do post market safety surveying to see how heavy users are developing more cancer and neurological disorders like they do with drugs and medical devices. We are seeing a dramatic increase in brain tumors in the three areas of the brain that get the most radiation from cell phones: frontal lobe, temporal lobe, and cerebellum. The Italian Supreme court has already ruled that cell phones can cause brain cancer. In essence without premarket safety testing, we have become the lab rats in a massive human experiment of nonionizing radiation health effects," insists President of US Brain Tumor Association Kevin Mottus.

Cell Phone Radiation Linked to Brain Cancer in Rats

Cell phone radiation linked to brain cancer in rats
By Amy Martynconsumeraffairs.com, 5 November 2018

Some rats exposed to cell phone radiation developed brain tumors, compared to zero percent in the control group

Photo (c) SIphotography - Getty Images
A study and review that were decades in the making suggest that cell phone radiation can increase the risk of brain tumors, according to researchers at the National Toxicology Program, an agency that is part of the United States Health and Human Services Administration.

The idea that cell phone use may cause brain cancer is controversial and heavily contested by the cell phone and electronics industries. Researchers at the National Toxicology Program began looking into the issue back when Bill Clinton was still president. In the past several years, expert panels in the agency have released conflicting opinions about the conclusions of their own data.

GMO Potato Creator Now Fears Its Impact on Human Health

GMO Potato Creator Now Fears Its Impact on Human Health
by Ken Roseboroecowatch.com, 5 November 2018

Of all the genetic engineers who have renounced the technology—Arpad Pusztai, Belinda Martineau, Thierry Vrain, John Fagan and Michael Antoniou, among others—because of its shortsighted approach and ability to produce unintended and potentially toxic consequences, Caius Rommens' story may be the most compelling.

Rommens was director of research at Simplot Plant Sciences from 2000 to 2013 where he led development of the company's genetically engineered Innate potato. But over time, Rommens started to have serious doubts about his work and worried about potential health risks from eating the GMO potatoes, which are now sold in 4,000 supermarkets in the U.S.

Rommens' concerns about the GMO potato led him to write a book, Pandora's Potatoes, which was recently published. The book is a case study on how a scientist's initial enthusiasm about genetic engineering turns to doubt and fear as he realizes the hazards the technology can create.