Raise awareness of environmental health issues in order to better protect our children and future generations.

28 July 2014

India's Uranium Mining Industry: Is This Killing the Children in Jadugora?

Jadugora Mine is the first uranium mine in India
where mining operations began in 1967.
Jadugora, India,  is today a troubling portrait of modern India, its outskirts a postcard of pastel-painted mud houses scattered amid tidy rice fields, its center the hub of India’s uranium mining industry that is fueling an unprecedented nuclear power boom.

It’s the sick and dying children that have drawn the most concern. During 2007, the Indian Doctors for Peace and Development, an affiliate of Nobel-winning, Massachusetts-based International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, canvassed 2,118 households in five villages within 1.5 miles of the mines. The surveys found mothers there reporting congenital deformities more than 80 percent higher than the rates of mothers in villages just 20 miles from the mines. The rate of child deaths reported from such abnormalities was more than five times as high. Uranium Corp. has dismissed the findings as the biased work of “antinuclear groups.”

Child from Jadugora,
victim of radiation sickness

Children are most often the primary victims of environmental pollution.

What’s Killing the Children in Jadugora, India?

By Rakteem Katakey, Rajesh Kumar Singh and Tom Lasseter, bloomberg.com, 9 July 2014

On a sun-seared afternoon, Sanjay Gope crawls across a dusty courtyard of the low-slung, mud-walled house he shares with 10 members of his family. Stacks of cow dung dry in the heat and chickens rest in the shade.

26 July 2014

Germany: Important Court Victory for Electrohypersensitivity Victim

Electrohypersensitivity (EHS) has been accepted as an 'occupational disease' at the highest court of appeal in Germany. 

Germany - Important Court Victory for Electro Hyper Sensitivity Victim

WEEP News, 24 July 2014

EHS of a former German Army Radar-mechanic acknowledged as occupational disease by the court of appeal for administrative litigation in German state Schleswig-Holstein (Schleswig-Holsteinisches Oberverwaltungsgericht) - 3 LB 21/11, September 13, 2012

The plaintiff worked for the German army (Bundeswehr) from 1970 to 1992 as a mechanic for Radar systems. While working he was exposed to ionizing and non-ionizing radiation. Since 1973 the plaintiff suffered from inflammation, infectious diseases and palpitations. From 1976 he also suffered from agitation, sleep disorders, fatigue, lack of concentration and extreme forgetfulness, extreme headaches, disorder of the immune system, food allergies and other allergic symptoms, non-functioning eyesight, sweats, exhaustion until mid 90ies.

The plaintiff was diagnosed with EHS and treated in two clinics in 1993. In 1994 the Federal Republic of Germany as his employer rejected to acknowledge his illness as an occupational disease claiming there is no proof that his symptoms are caused by the exposure. In 1994, the plaintiff was pensioned off.

French Senate Passes Bill to Add Precautions to Wireless Networks and Mobile Phones

The heavily amended bill on “sobriety, transparency and consultation regarding exposure to electromagnetic fields” (in French) had previously passed through the National Assembly, or lower house, where it must return for a second vote in its current form before being mandated into French law.

French Senate passes bill to add precautions to wireless networks and mobile phones
gsma.com, 25 July 2014

The French senate has passed a bill in an attempt to introduce additional precautions for the use of wireless networks and mobile phones, such as, turning off wireless networks in primary schools when they are not in use and requiring new mobile phones to include specially designed hands-free kits for children.

25 July 2014

Recent Interview with Dr. Olle Johansson

This is a wonderful interview with Dr. Olle Johansson - in Spanish and English.  In this interview, he talks about his work, electromagnetic fields and wireless technology, the death threats he has received, his outlook on life, and much more.  

Dr. Olle Johansson - Entrevista - English / Español (posted 13 March 2014 -71 mn.)

23 July 2014

Mobile Phones Health Hazards, Risks and Dangers

Excessive cell phone use can lead
to skin problems caused mainly by
overheating of cells and include
rashes, sores and even skin tumors.
A surprising page at a Microsoft users website about the dangers of cell phones and microwave radiation. Arun Kumar is a Microsoft MVP alumni, obsessed with technology, especially the Internet. He deals with the multimedia content needs of training and corporate houses.

Mobile Phones Health Hazards, Risks and Dangers
by Arun Kumar, thewindowsclub.com, 30 April 2014

How much time do you spend on your cellphone? Do you know the mobile phones health hazards and risks caused because they keep on emitting radio waves as long as they are switched on? Since the very basis of cellphones is radio signals that carry voice, you are in constant exposure to these radio waves as long as you keep the cellphone near your body. The exposure increases manifold when you are talking on it.

Cooking The Brain: The Evil In Mobile Phones & Cellphone Towers

Though there are few pointers that link cellphone usage to diseases such as cancer, the dangers of using mobile phones still exist. This article examines some studies that link usage of cellphones to different diseases and dangers. Before studying cellphone dangers, let us explore the hazards of living in areas having cellphone towers.

21 July 2014

Dr. Henry Lai Makes Waves in the Cell Phone Industry

Dr. Henry Lai
Dr. Henry Lai is known for his research, published in 1995, which showed that the brain cells of rats are damaged or broken by exposure to low levels of non-ionizing microwave radiation - the same type of radiation emitted by cell phones - and considered safe by U.S. Government standards.

UW Scientist Henry Lai Makes Waves in the Cell Phone Industry
by Naomi Ishisaka, seattlemag.com, 
January 2011

A greeting card on bioengineering professor Henry Lai's office wall at the University of Washington contains this quotation from Ralph Waldo Emerson: "Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path and leave a trail."

This philosophy could well sum up Lai’s work on the effects of low-level radiation on DNA, as well as what he believes should be the guiding principle of science: independent investigation and research leading to discovery for the public good. Yet the soft-spoken scientist’s steadfast belief in that principle has placed his research at the center of a persistent global controversy and created powerful enemies that tried to get him fired and essentially succeeded in drying up the source of funding for the type of research he was doing.

Trade Talks Threaten to Undermine EU Climate Policy and Bring Tar Sands to Europe

Co-authored with Courtenay
Lewis, Campaign Representative,
Sierra Club Responsible Trade
New Report: Trade Talks Threaten to Undermine EU Climate Policy and Bring Tar Sands to Europe
by Ilana Solomon, Director, Responsible Trade Program, Sierra Club, The Huffington Post, 17 July 2014

As 2014 brings in a new wave of global temperature records, countries implementing policies that reduce climate disrupting pollution should be lauded for their efforts.

But a report released today by the Sierra Club, Friends of the Earth Europe, Friends of the Earth U.S., Transport & Environment, Greenpeace, and Council of Canadians presents new evidence that the U.S. government is joining the Canadian government and oil lobbyists in pushing the European Union (EU) to weaken an important climate policy called the Fuel Quality Directive (FQD). Even more troubling, U.S. efforts to include the FQD in negotiations on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) -- a free trade agreement being negotiated in secret between the U.S. and EU -- could critically undermine the EU's ability to lower climate emissions.

20 July 2014

Philadelphia Woman Sues Over Fitbit Wristband

This photo, provided by Erin Clark and her attorney, shows
what she says is the rash and blistering that developed after
she wore the Fitbit Force wristband.  The device has since
been recalled.
‘Did You Scar Me for Life?’ Philly Woman Sues Over Fitbit Wristband
by Vince Lattanzio, NBC Philadelphia,
9 April 2014

Fitness bands voluntarily recalled after more than 10,000 reports of skin irritation

Erin Clark admits she’s competitive when it comes to sports and recreation. From cycling to running to walking, the South Philadelphian is always trying to best her friends.
So she was thrilled when a gift-wrapped Fitbit Force arrived from mom this past Christmas.

“I wanted one. All of my friends had a previous version of this and really loved it so I really wanted one…and have friendly competition with friends,” she said.

The activity band, developed by the popular California-based fitness technology company, acted as a health tracker. The plastic wristband, which is about three-quarters of an inch wide, features a LED screen and stainless steel case and measures a person’s physical activity and sleep patterns. That data is then reported to an online portal and app where you can compare your fitness level to friends.

19 July 2014

The Work of Neurosurgeon and Researcher Dr. Leif Salford

Dr. Leif Salford
Dr. Leif Salford and his team have demonstrated that blood-brain barrier leakage occurs in laboratory rats after only two minutes of exposure to cell phone radiation.  Further, a single two-hour exposure, even at reduced power, was shown to damage or destroy up to two percent of an animal’s brain cells.

The Work of Leif Salford

Since Allan Frey, whose work is also highlighted here, discovered in 1975 that microwave radiation causes the blood-brain barrier to leak, at least a dozen laboratories throughout the world have corroborated this effect. Currently the most active research of this kind is being done at Lund University in Sweden.

Dr. Leif Salford is a neurosurgeon at Lund University Hospital, and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery. Since 1988 he has led a team of researchers that have exposed thousands of laboratory rats to microwave radiation from various sources. Since the late 1990s they have used mobile telephones as the source of this radiation.

Their results have been consistent and alarming: not only does radiation from a cell phone damage the blood-brain barrier, but it does so at even when the exposure level is reduced a thousandfold. Even more disturbingly, and contrary to what was expected, the damage to the blood-brain barrier worsened when the experimenters reduced the exposure level. The implies that SAR ratings for cell phones may be worthless and that it may not be possible to make cell phones safer by reducing their power.

18 July 2014

Electrosensitivity a Pre-Alzheimer's State?

From this graph depicting Alzheimer's prevalence over time, we can see
that the first uptick appears to have been in the period 1920-1980.  This is
the period when radio, radar, TV, computers and other electronics were
introduced.  The second uptick, and a very significant one, appears to have
occurred from 1980 to the present day, the period when cell phones, Wi-Fi,
WiMax, RFID, smart meters, wireless home computers and printers,
iPads ecame commonplace in our lives.
"All public health officials should be alert to the indications for an EMF-Alzheimer’s connection and take steps to integrate this critical knowledge into public health and prevention planning. This would include lowering EMF exposure guidelines to levels that do not have the predictable effects on brain imaging and blood work, described above by Dr. Belpomme."

Alzheimer’s facts:

· An estimated 5.2 million people have Alzheimer’s in the U.S.
· 200,000 younger than 65 have “younger onset Alzheimer’s”
· Alzheimer’s is now the 3rd leading cause of death (up from 6th leading) in the U.S. after heart disease and cancer
· Approximately 500,000 people die each year because they have Alzheimer’s
· Alzheimer’s disease is the most expensive condition in the nation.
· In 2014, the direct costs to American society of caring for those with Alzheimer’s will total an estimated $214 billion, including $150 billion in costs to Medicare and Medicaid.
· In 2013, 15.5 million caregivers provided an estimated 17.7 billion hours of unpaid carevalued at more than $220 billion.

Electrosensitivity a Pre-Alzheimer’s State?
by emily, Electromagnetic Health Blog, 17 July 2014

Dr. Dominique Belpomme, President of the Association for Research on Treatment Against Cancer (ARTAC), as well as Founder of the European Cancer and Environment Research Institute (ECERI) in a Radio-Canada interview (in French) has stated “Electrosensitivy is a Pre-Alzeheimer’s state”.

17 July 2014

Comments on the Book Entitled, "Mobile Phones and Public Health - Myth and Reality"

Dr. Michael Repacholi, former Head of the
WHO EMF Project, promoting a book edited
by Ravi V.S. Prasad, lobbyist for the
telecom sector.
Comments on the book entitled, “Mobile Phones and Public Health – Myth and Reality”
by Prof. Girish Kumar, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

Article from Prof. Kumar's 3rd Newsletter on Cell Tower Hazards and Solutions – April-June 2014

A book entitled “Mobile Phones and Public Health – Myth and Reality” edited by Ravi V.S. Prasad and published by Har Anand Publications, New Delhi, 2014 was launched by Dr. Michael Repacholi, Ex-head of the EMF Project of WHO at Press club, Mumbai on Dec. 2, 2013. On Jan. 9, 2014, there was a full page advertisement of the book in Hindustan Times and Bombay Times. I have never seen a full page advertisement of any book in a national newspaper as it costs a lot of money. However, after reading the content of the advertisement, I could guess that cell operators and their associates are behind this, who are trying to create confusion in the mind of the people and giving them false assurance that they are safe from high cell tower radiation.

Cancer: Will It Soon Be Too Late?

[A child should never use a tablet on his lap!]
Will it soon be too late? Cancer expected to increase by 70% in next 20 years according to WHO
by Olle Johansson, Newsvoice, 
12 February 2014

DEBATE:  The World Health Organization has released a bleak future forecast. The number of new cancer cases is expected to increase from 14 million to 25 million per year over the next 20 years - an increase of 70 percent. 

 "Despite encouraging progress, the report shows that we cannot treat ourselves out of the cancer problem," said Christopher Wild, co-author of the report. 

But one question lingers for me: Why does WHO themselves not consider another possible cause of avalanche, a cause that they themselves have warned about and predicted?

14 July 2014

The Pros and Cons of Kids Owning Smartphones

In January 2009, the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology issued a notice to schools across the country requesting that elementary and junior high schools ban cellphones on the premises, and that high schools set usage restrictions or prohibition.  In March 2014, officials in Kariya in Aichi Prefecture announced a smartphone curfew of 9 p.m. for children, and requested the cooperation of parents.

The pros and cons of kids owning smartphones
by Akky Akimoto, The Japan Times, 12 July 2014

Smartphones are everywhere now, and their diffusion has spread from adults to students in high school, then junior high and now even elementary school. The trend has led to the question: When and how should kids use smartphones?

13 July 2014

Is Wi-Fi Making Your Child Sick or Causing ADD/ADHD?

Is WiFi Making Your Child Sick or Causing ADD/ADHD?

WiFi at home and school is something that is causing serious concern for us and many parents.

Why is this a problem?

Children’s brains are much thinner and absorb EMF up to 60% more than an adult, in younger children the radio wave penetrates almost through their entire brain! Read more about studies of children's brains and cell phones.

In the long term your children's exposure is much greater than yours. By the time they are adults, many of them will already have used their phones or been exposed to WiFi for 20 years. Studies are showing that usage over ten-years greatly increases risk...we have no idea what the ramifications are of usage almost from birth.

11 July 2014

Declaration: Canadian Physicians Call for Protection from Radiofrequency Radiation Exposure

Declaration: Doctors Call for Protection from Radiofrequency Radiation Exposure

Physicians Call for Health Canada to Provide:

i) Wireless safety standards that are more protective of the health of Canadians; and

ii) Guidelines and resources to assist Canadian physicians in assessing and managing health problems related to microwave radiation.

There is considerable evidence and research from various scientific experts that exposure to microwave radiation from wireless devices; Wi-Fi, smart meters and cell towers can have an adverse impact on human physiological function.1 2  Many recent and emerging studies from university departments and scientific sources throughout the world support the assertion that energy from wireless devices may be causatively linked to various health problems including reproductive compromise, developmental impacts, hormonal dysregulation and cancer. In fact, in 2011 the World Health Organization listed microwave radiation as a Class 2B possible carcinogen3 and subsequent research strengthened the evidence that a stronger designation may be justified.4 5 6

Out of sincere concern for the health of Canadians at all stages of life – from the developing fetus through childhood and into adulthood – we respectfully request that:

10 July 2014

Fukushima: Leak at Nuclear Plant Threatens Dangerous Meltdown

March 10, 2014 - File photo of men wearing protective suits and masks
work in front of welding storage tanks for radioactive water, under
construction at Tepco's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. (Reuters)
"If no new cold water is pumped in at this rate, it will reach the dangerous threshold of 149 degrees (F) in roughly the next week. Such temperatures would increase the possibility of dangerous reactions and more radiation leaks in the plant."

Leak at Fukushima nuclear plant threatens dangerous meltdown
FoxNews.com, 7 July 2014

Trouble is looming at Japan’s Fukushima nuclear plant, as a leak has forced the shutdown of a cooling system that could cause temperatures to exceed dangerous levels.

Fukushima operator Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) was forced to switch off the cooling system at Reactor Unit 5, after engineers discovered it had been leaking water. If the system is not repaired within the next nine days, temperatures are expected to soar, Russian news site RT reported Sunday.

08 July 2014

Sweden: The Man Who Was Allergic to Radio Waves: Testimony of Electrohypersensitivity

This is an excellent testimony of electrosensitivity from a former telecommunications engineer who worked for Ericsson.  We have published here only his testimony.  The rest of the article discusses the issue of electromagnetic radiation in depth.

The Man Who Was Allergic to Radio Waves

by James Geary and photographer Jonathan Worth, popsci.com, February 2010

Your cellphone does not in itself cause cancer. But in the daily sea of radiation we all travel, there may be subtler dangers at work, and science is only just beginning to understand how they can come to affect people like Per Segerbäck so intensely

Per Segerbäck lives in a modest cottage in a nature reserve some 75 miles northeast of Stockholm. Wolves, moose and brown bears roam freely past his front door. He keeps limited human company, because human technology makes him physically ill. How ill? On a walk last summer, he ran into one of his few neighbors, a man who lives in a cottage about 100 yards away. During their chat, the man's cellphone rang, and Segerbäck, 54, was overcome by nausea. Within seconds, he was unconscious.

Segerbäck suffers from electro-hypersensitivity (EHS), which means he has severe physical reactions to the electromagnetic radiation produced by common consumer technologies, such as computers, televisions and cellphones. Symptoms range from burning or tingling sensations on the skin to dizziness, nausea, headaches, sleep disturbance and memory loss. In extreme cases like Segerbäck's, breathing problems, heart palpitations and loss of consciousness can result.

07 July 2014

United States: 500,000 Cell Phone Towers Causing Cancer Rates to Soar

Cell phone tower disguised to look like a pine tree.
500,000 Cell Phone Towers Causing Cancer Rates To Soar

(Jonathan Landsman) Since 1997, the United States has gone from around 50,000 cell towers to over 500,000 and counting. In my opinion, the ever-expanding deployment of wireless technology represents one of the greatest threats to human health – along with GMOs in our food supply and the geoengineering (chemtrail spraying) of the planet.

Of course, the wireless industry says ‘no worry.’ So, why are they making cell towers look like a church cross; cactus in the desert; barn silo or a tree in the park? What are they trying to hide?
When it comes to radiation exposure – is ignorance bliss?

The slogan of Stealth Concealment Solutions, Inc., a South Carolina company says it all: ”Our Success is Invisible”. They go on to say, “Imagine running a business whose success relies on being completely undetectable to the public. Ours does.” They obviously pride themselves on hiding wireless, radiation-emitting, devices from the public.

Diabetes and Electrosensitivity

This article comes with a video.  We have added at the end two studies by Dr. Magda Havas on the subject, published in the journal, Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine.

Diabetes and Electrosensitivity
by Dr. Magda Havas, magdahavas.com, March 2010

If you have difficulty regulating your blood sugar and you are electrically sensitive you may have type 3 diabetes according to research published in the Journal Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine in 2008.

Unlike Type 1 diabetes (juvenile diabetes) that is largely genetically controlled, and Type 2 diabetes (adult onset) that increases with obesity, Type 3 diabetes is influenced by environmental exposure to electromagnetic pollutants.

In this peer-reviewed article, 4 case studies are presented that show marked changes in blood sugar associated with dirty electricity. Since so few people read scientific articles, I converted this paper into a short video called Diabetes and Electrosensitivity:

06 July 2014

Study of Cognition, Adolescents, and Mobile Phones: British Medical Journal Article

Our comment on this photo:  These children are holding their
cell phones too close to sensitive areas of their body.
Some 2,500 children aged 11-12 will be followed for three years.  Their exposure to mobile phones and other sources of non-ionising radiation will be measured by access to their mobile phone company records, by questionnaires, and, in a minority of the volunteers, by radiation “badges” worn for 48 hours. Measures of cognition such as memory, response times, and attention will be taken at the start of the study and repeated at the end.The study has been commissioned by the U.K. Department of Health, using a pool of money to which government and the mobile phone industry contribute equally.

Study will look at effect of mobile phones on children’s cognitive development
BMJ 2014; 348 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g3407 (Published 20 May 2014) 
Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g3407

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A new £1m (€1.2m; $1.7m) study is to investigate whether any link can be found between children’s use of mobile phones and their cognitive development. The researchers behind the study believe that by following 2500 children and comparing their cognitive development with their exposure to radiofrequency radiation they will be able to answer this longstanding question.

Cell Phones and Cell Biology: Are We Selling Out?

Notice DNA disintegration appears similar, whether one has 1,600 chest
x-rays or uses a cell phone 24 hours.  The early research of Dr. Henry Lai
Dr. Jerry Philips (plus very early government and military research more
recently made available), shows that microwave radiation damages DNA.
(Ref. Electromagnetic Health.org) 
(not the image accompanying Dr. Katz's article.)
"Cellular technology is ubiquitous; that does not mean it is innocuous. History is rife with examples of things we used routinely for a long time, from cocaine to tobacco to trans fats to mercury to radium, only to learn eventually of the perilous folly in which we were engaged. In every instance, cultural interia and large sums of money had something to do with perpetuating what proved to be a calamitous status quo."

Cell Phones and Cell Biology: Are We Selling Out?
by David Katz, M.D., Director, Yale Prevention Research Center, 12 December 2013

'Tis the season to, well, buy stuff. Increasingly, the stuff we buy is electronic. In fact, not only that, but increasingly the stuff we buy with is electronic, too. We are using gizmos to shop for gadgets, or possibly gadgets to shop for gizmos.

In any event, we are ever more frequently in the company of the energy fields our electronic devices, and in particular our smart phones, generate. This deserves more attention than most of us accord it.

05 July 2014

The Impact of Technology on the Developing Child

"Rather than hugging, playing, rough housing, and conversing with children, parents are increasingly resorting to providing their children with more TV, video games, and the latest iPads and cell phone devices, creating a deep and irreversible chasm between parent and child."

The Impact of Technology on the Developing Child
by Cris Rowan, Pediatric Occupational Therapist, The Huffington Post, 29 May 2013

Reminiscing about the good old days when we were growing up is a memory trip well worth taking when trying to understand the issues facing the children of today. A mere 20 years ago, children used to play outside all day, riding bikes, playing sports and building forts. Masters of imaginary games, children of the past created their own form of play that didn't require costly equipment or parental supervision. Children of the past moved... a lot, and their sensory world was nature based and simple. In the past, family time was often spent doing chores, and children had expectations to meet on a daily basis. The dining room table was a central place where families came together to eat and talk about their day, and after dinner became the center for baking, crafts and homework.

04 July 2014

GM Offers OnStar Subscribers a Low-Cost Opportunity to Turn Their Vehicle Into a Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot

A radiation deathtrap... Doesn't this woman realize she
is radiating sensitive parts of her body by holding the
wireless tablet near her abdomen?
More and more people will now be radiating themselves to death in their cars.

GM offers OnStar subscribers mobile WiFi access for $5 a month
by Jim Travers, Consumerreports.org,
13 May 2014

Road trips transformed with data for up to seven devices

General Motors has announced pricing for its new OnStar 4G LTE connectivity service will start at $5 a month, effectively turning a subscriber’s vehicle into a mobile WiFi hotspot able to support up to seven devices.

Set to launch next month on the 2015 Chevrolet Malibu, the low-cost data plans added to the cost of a paid OnStar subscription. Non-subscribers pay $10 per month. New car buyers can sample the service at no cost for three months or the first three gigabytes of data, whichever comes first.

Hybrid and Electric Automobiles Should Be Re-Designed to Reduce Electromagnetic Radiation Risks

Hybrid and Electric Automobiles Should Be Re-Designed to Reduce Electromagnetic Radiation Risks
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety,
1st July 2014

Hybrid and electric cars may be cancer-causing as they emit extremely low frequency electromagnetic radiation.

PRLog (Press Release) - Jul. 1, 2014 - BERKELEY, Calif. -- Hybrid and electric cars may be cancer-causing as they emit extremely low frequency (ELF) electromagnetic radiation (EMR) (i.e., magnetic fields). Recent studies of the levels of EMR emitted by these automobiles have claimed either that they pose a cancer risk for the vehicles' occupants or they are safe.

Unfortunately, the little research conducted on this issue has been industry-funded by companies with vested interests on one side of the issue or the other which makes it difficult to know which studies are trustworthy.

03 July 2014

Switzerland: Electrosmog Monitoring

(Note:  This is our choice of image.)
Eletrosmog-Monitoring – Article from NZZ am Sonntag of 25 May 2014, comment by the umbrella organization Electrosmog Switzerland and Liechtenstein
(Note: this is a summary text only.  Some paragraphs have not been summarized.)

"The big electrosmog-offensive" in the NZZ explained in the article by Jürg Baumann, Head of the non-ionizing radiation section at the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), wants to introduce increased detection of electrosmog in Switzerland. While measurements have already been carried out in various places in Switzerland, there would be nationwide monitoring, on the one hand with model calculations and on the other, with measurements inside and outside of buildings...

The eternal tale of better Swiss limit values
It should be noted once again that the Swiss population is not better protected against electromagnetic pollution than the rest of Europe. The limit value of mobile radio transmitting equipment for people in places of short-term stay is a maximum of 61 volts per meter (exposure limit). In places where people are staying for a longer time or in sensitive places (eg, homes, schools, offices) the limit of each antenna system is one-tenth of this value (installation limit, max. 6 V / m). In most European countries, the same exposure limit applies to each individual antenna. All WLANs (Wi-Fi), public or private, and wireless microcells that complement the mobile phone antennas in the cities, are subject to no limit whatsoever and do not need any permit. The fact is that there is in the metropolitan areas of Europe, including Switzerland, about the same amount of electrosmog; the traffic and device density is indeed comparable.

Switzerland: Bern Is Evaluating a New System to Measure Electrosmog

Canton Vaud has just ordered two devices
(one of this type) in order to undertake a
dosimetry over 24 hours in the homes of
persons living near an antenna.
Personally, we are disappointed in this article: one official responsible for non-ionizing radiation states, "[Exposure] levels remain low and harm from waves seems especially to be tied to the fear they provoke."  The text also suggests that most exposure is coming from our own personal devices such as cell phones, and does not incriminate emissions from mobile phone antennas. What is left unsaid is that financial stakes are very high, with the Government holding shares in telecom companies and its selling off in 2012 of frequency bands to the three major operators for one billion Swiss francs on the understanding, "hands off" regulating for the next 16 years during which time the operators will erect more and more antennas.  We believe advocacy groups should have a say on how electrosmog will be measured by this new system.

The Confederation wants to measure electrosmog
by Caroline Zuercher, Tribune de Genève, 30 June 2014 (translated from French by the Editor of this blog)

What radiation are the Swiss exposed to ? Berne is evaluating a new measuring system

Cell phones, micro-wave ovens, tablets, game consoles, ultraviolet lamps… Besides antennas and high-voltage power lines, all these devices produce non-ionizing radiation. These electromagnetic waves are creating suspicion and the fear: what are the long-term health effects?