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28 November 2014

Tender Clowns Against Electrosmog

"Innocenzo": Godeliève and Jonathan (with Nathanaël Morier
in the background) in full rehearsal yesterday at their
home in Ponts-de-Martel.  (Richard Leuenberger)
I attended the premier of “Innocenzo”, presented by the Piti Theater Company in Colombier and found it very enjoyable, magical, entertaining, and above all, informative about concerns regarding our exposure to electrosmog. The principal actors, Godeliève and Jonathan, are creative and talented. I admire their engagement to raise awareness of this issue among the general public, especially young children, and wish them much success in their determination to present this play to audiences in English- and French-speaking countries.

Tender Clowns Against Electrosmog
L’Impartial, 22 November 2014

Godeliève and Jonathan of the Piti Theater Company are going to present « Innocenzo » to voice concerns about electromagnetic pollution, a show based on personal experience…  "I was ill, but I didn’t know why," explains Godeliève Richard of Ponts-de-Martel. "I was no longer able to sleep and suffered dizziness and headaches…"  After a tough battle, she discovered that she was suffering from electromagnetic hypersensitivity. She developed strategies, her health was restored, but her life is complicated. How to survive being "disconnected" when Wi-Fi is everywhere?  She and her companion Jonathan Mirin live on the heights of Ponts-de-Martel.  "We don’t have Wi-Fi. The computer is wired and also the phone... There are many ways to protect one’s home when one is electrosensitive. It’s possible, but complicated."

From bees to electrosmog

27 November 2014

"Health Risk from Wireless? The Debate Is Over"

"Let us roughly suggest that EMF is responsible for two percent of health expenditure in most industrialized countries. In the case of the small country of Norway (population 5 million, with a high incidence of mobile, ICT and wireless net use), that would equal just below $1 billion US a year."

Article by Professor Olle Johansson: “Health risk from wireless? The debate is over”
posted by emily on Electromagnetic Health Blog, 1st November 2014

The following article is by Associate Prof. Olle Johansson, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, and Associate Adj. Prof. Einar Flydal, Department of Telematics, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway.

Health risk from wireless? The debate is over.by Associate Prof. Olle Johansson
and Associate Adj. Professor Einar Flydal

25 April 2014

The debate on health risks from mobiles, wireless LANs, baby calls and other wireless equipment based on microwaves, is, in fact, over – at least from a professional health and biophysics perspective.

Medical science libraries are stuffed with research reports showing awareness of the health risks for a long time – for many decades, in fact. One example of many is The Effect of Microwaves on the Central Nervous System by W. Bergman, translated from German for the Ford Motor Company research lab in 1965, equipped with references largely from the inter-war period:

Hackers Post Webcam, Security Camera, Baby Monitor Video Online

A website based in Russia is posting live footage of homes and businesses
after having used the default login credentials for thousands of cameras.
Hackers post webcam, security camera, baby monitor video online
The Associated Press, 
20 November 2014

Consumers urged to change password

A child playing in Bucheon, South Korea. An empty crib in Absecon, New Jersey. Cattle feeding in Behamberg, Austria. Footage from more than 100 countries is being streamed from bedrooms, office buildings, shops, laundromats, stables and barns.

25 November 2014

Letter from Professor Olle Johansson on Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity - 11 November 2014

"It is... clear that the industry tries to steer [persons with the functional impairment electro-hypersensitivity] towards a psychiatric/psychologic explanatory model for EHS, and away from the environment as a cause for electrohypersensitivity (as well as a cause for the various diseases associated with EMF exposure)...  It is high time to act!"

Letter from Professor Olle Johansson on Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity  
posted by emily, Electromagnetic Health Blog, 24 November 2014 

The following letter is from Associate Prof. Olle Johansson, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm.

Stockholm, November 11, 2014

Dear All on my mailing list,

As many of you already know, I had the great honour to visit the recent European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) “Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity” meeting in Brussels, November 4, 2014. [For an extensive summary of it, see

24 November 2014

Talented Cheerleader, 17, Dies After Being Diagnosed with an Inoperable Brain Tumor

Nina Poeta, a senior at Seymour High
School in Connecticut, has died from an
inoperable brain tumor, one year after
she was given the diagnosis.
“I never heard of brain cancer when I was growing up. As a medical social worker, I worked in oncology, yet never had a single brain tumor case. Now I have lost friends to cell phone related brain tumors (same area of the brain where their cell phones were held) and know others who are fighting the disease. Dr. Lennart Hardell of Sweden has conclusively linked cell phone use and increased incidence of 2 types of brain tumors after 20+ years of epidemiology.  What will it take before our gov'ts stop bowing to telecom and come clean about the real brain tumors statistics? How many will die?" (Susan Foster, EM Radiation Research Trust)

Talented cheerleader, 17, dies at home surrounded by her family a year after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor 
by Sophie Jane Evans, for dailymailonline, 3 November 2014

· Nina Poeta, 17, went to doctors in November 2013 with severe headaches
· Referred for an MRI scan, during which medics found mass on her brain
· Due to the cancerous tumor's location, it couldn't be surgically removed
· Miss Poeta continued cheerleading while undergoing rounds of radiation
· But after year-long battle, she passed away at home at 11pm on Saturday
· She was surrounded by her mother, Dorie, father, John, and sister, Cara
· Online post: 'It is with broken hearts we share news of Nina's passing'
· Grief counselors are on hand at Seymour High School in Connecticut

A 17-year-old cheerleader who 'always had a smile on her face' has died from an inoperable brain tumor - one year after she was given the devastating diagnosis.

22 November 2014

Teenage Brain Tumor Epidemic - What Parents Don't Know About Cell Phones

Teenage Brain Tumour Epidemic – What Parents Don’t Know About Cellphones
phonescausebraincancer.com, 3 October 2014

Overuse of cellphones by children and teenagers may land them in an epidemic of brain cancer in later life. Children and teenagers have a five times greater chance of suffering from brain cancer because of their use of wireless mobile devices.

Right now, out of 10 6-year-olds, atleast 9 have a cell phone and more than 40% of primary school children also possess their very own handsets. It has been stated by scientists that excessive use of cell phones will have long term consequences. This may lead to a tumor growth in the brain at a level and frequency that is most extraordinary.

The official Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research (MTHR) Programme admits that the risks of cancer among young ones from using cell phones is of the highest priority. However, these dangers to the young have been omitted from the investigation. The World Health Organization called for a reduction in cell phone use by its owners because of its health dangers.

19 November 2014

Geo-engineering and Chemtrails: Suffolk County, Long Island

UPDATE (19 November 2014):  The spraying goes on. During a recent stay in Nassau County on Long Island, I saw chemtrails in the sky on several occasions.  View this video of the public hearing on Long Island, 11 December 2011 "Legislation to Ban Chemtrails gets Huge Public Support".  The video was posted on the Facebook Page:  Plea to Erin Brockovich for Legal Action against Chemtrails.  Yesterday, I viewed the Italian documentary, "Chemtrails:  The Secret War" which now has French subtitles.  I would ask advocates to explore the possibility of providing English subtitles to this excellent film.

Chemtrails is not a subject I would have thought of researching until I came across an article about a government meeting last December in Riverhead, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York, which is the county adjacent to Nassau where my parents lived for over 40 years. On 6 December 2011, the Suffolk County government held a public hearing on a proposal to ban aerial spraying of aluminum oxide, barium, sulfur, and other elements into the air over the county without first filing an Environmental Impact Statement with and receiving approval from the county’s Department of Health Services. Aerosol spraying operations for agriculture, and for Lyme disease, Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), West Nile virus (WNV), and other disease vector control operations were to be exempted from the proposed ban.

Risk Management Policies and Practices Regarding Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields: Results from a WHO Survey

This blog is in the process of grouping EMF studies. We signal out this one, where Emilie van Deventer, responsible for the radiation program at WHO, is an author. We were troubled by the conclusion [below] and are awaiting comments from others on this study:  "...attention should be given to unjustified impediments in the development of RF communication technologies due to restrictions that would go beyond compliance with well-grounded health and safety requirements. Such undue restrictions would have important consequences because these technologies contribute heavily to health, economic and social development in all parts of the world, especially in less-industrialized countries and in remote areas."

Risk Management Policies and Practices Regarding Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields:  Results from a WHO Survey
Radiat Prot Dosimetry (2014)doi: 10.1093/rpd/ncu324First published online: November 13, 2014

This article is Open Access
1. Amit Dhungel1,*,
2. Denis Zmirou-Navier1,2 and
3. Emilie van Deventer3

18 November 2014

Letter of Associations Defending the Rights of Electrohypersensitive (EHS) People of the Countries of the European Union

Letter of Associations Defending the Rights of Electrohypersensitive (EHS) People of the Countries of the European Union to the European Economic and Social Committee.  04.11.2014 
(date of letter 22 September 2014)

European associations defending the rights of EHS people regret we cannot personally participate in this hearing, because we have had knowledge of it with very little lead time, and we have not been directly notified by the organizing committee.

THROUGH THIS LETTER WE WANT TO EXPRESS:  THAT in the last decades the rise of artificial non-ionizing electromagnetic fields experienced an exponential increase due to the widespread use of wireless technologies in both workspaces, and domestic, and generally in public spaces (mobile phone masts, WiMAX, Satellite Internet, Wi-Fi, DECT cordless phones, mobile phones ...).

17 November 2014

iPads: How Safe Are Our Children?

Most parents don't know that children should keep
their iPads away from the body and that antennas
in the iPad should be turned off for children's use.
UPDATE (12 February 2014):  We are adding to this popular post a link to a recent article on the antenna placement of different iPad models.  Remember, if the WiFi antenna is on, it emits harmful radiofrequency radiation.

"When the WiFi antenna in an iPad is turned on, it emits a burst of radiofrequency approximately every four seconds. That makes 900 blasts per hour in the child’s hands, on his lap, or at his face. This does not include any additional data signals resulting from uploading and downloading activities. Moreover, the blasts at four-second intervals occur even when the user is not accessing the Internet. In other words, even if a child is only using the iPad to draw or to play a game, he still receives 900 blasts an hour as long as the WiFi antenna is left on." 

iPads: How Safe Are Our Children?
The Green Gazette, July/August 2013

15 November 2014

"Most Diseases Are Linked to the Environment" - 10th Anniversary Symposium of the Paris Appeal

Obesity is also an environmental disease, in
 particular, caused by chemical pollutants.
© Manuel Cohen/AFP

Most diseases are linked to the environment
by Émilie Trevert, Le Point, 14 November 2014 (translated by the editor of this blog)

Ten years after the Paris Appeal, the oncologist Dominique Belpomme hopes to have pollution recognized as a « public health crime ».

Chirac’s cancer plan prompted Professor Dominique Belpomme, renowned oncologist, to be the first to open consultations in environmental medicine and to warn about the role of electromagnetic fields in various diseases such as Alzheimer’s. In 2004, along with scientists and ecologists, he launched the Paris Appeal. Ten years later, this Friday [14 November 2014] at UNESCO, an anniversary symposium will be held where Dominique Belpomme hopes to have pollution recognized as a “public health crime”.

Le Point.fr : Ten years ago, you launched the Paris Appeal, an international declaration warning of the dangers of chemical pollution (signed notably by Claude Levi-Strauss and Nobel Prize laureates François Jacob, Jean Dausset and Luc Montagnier, Nicolas Hulot...). What has changed since then?

12 November 2014

Review of film "Microwaves, Science and Lies" by Powerwatch

Dr. Robert Baan, the officer responsible for
IARC's monograph 102 on RF fields.
"Provocative documentary challenges alleged corruption in the World Health Organisation, criticising their stance on RF EMFs and health."

"Microwaves, Science and Lies
powerwatch.org.uk, 11 November 2014

Comment by Alasdair Philips:

I have just paid $5 and watched this excellent professional 93 minute documentary (in English). It is by far the best investigative over-view of the non-ionising and health debate from the 1940s to the present day. The "presenter" who appears most is Mona Nilsson, and she helps to show why the science is so distorted. There are many other people interviewed including scientists and MEPs. The film contains an amazing selection of video clips from a period of some 60 years - if you know where to look you can even see Powerwatch's Graham Lamburn and myself in some of the shots of the November 2011 Brussels SCENIHR two-day meeting on EMF and Heath. If you are interested in the subject of EMF/RF and health then this really should be a "must see film" - even if, like me, you have studied the facts and issues about it over many years. Well worth paying a small sum to support and enjoy such excellent work. The content is insightful, informative and very concerning.