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EMF Studies

31 August 2014

Northern Ireland Parent Attempting to Protect His Children from Wi-Fi Forcibly Given Psychotic Drugs

You will never read this story in the mainstream media... Please contact the authorities to request Mr. Clarke's release from the psychiatric hospital.

N. Ireland parent attempting to protect his children from Wi-Fi forcibly given psychotic drugs — #freeStephenClarke
Posted on August 28, 2014, smartmeterharm.org

International experts are increasingly warning about the impacts of wireless radiation exposure to all of us, especially children.

Stephen Clarke protested Wi-Fi in his children’s school in Northern Ireland. It was a peaceful protest to raise awareness to this issue.

For doing that, he was incarcerated at a psychiatric hospital in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and is being forcibly medicated. He has been held there for over 11 weeks.

30 August 2014

iPhone 5 Catches Fire and Forces Emergency Evacuation of Plane in Tel Aviv

Fire call:  What an iPhone looks like after it catches fire, as happened
when a blazing smartphone (not the one pictured) forced the evacuation
of a Prague-bound flight from Tel Aviv airport.
Could smartphones be banned on flights? iPhone 5 catches fire and forces emergency evacuation of plane in Tel Aviv
by Michael Gadd for mailonline, Daily Mail, 20 August 2014

· Flight from Tel Aviv to Prague was evacuated after iPhone caught fire
· Smoke filled the cabin and was found to be caused by a faulty smartphone
· Passengers were ordered off the plane before it took off 

Passengers were evacuated from a flight ready for takeoff after an iPhone burst into flames in Tel Aviv.

Passengers were forced to leave soon after boarding the plane which was departing from Israel when smoke from a girl's handbag filled the cabin.

Cell Phone Addiction Is 'An Increasingly Realistic Possibility', Baylor Study of College Students Reveals

Women college students spend 10 hours daily on their
cell phones, Baylor study finds.  (iStockphoto)
Cellphone Addiction Is ‘an Increasingly Realistic Possibility,’ Baylor Study of College Students Reveals
Baylor University, 27 August 2014

WACO, Texas (Aug. 28, 2014) — Women college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones and men college students spend nearly eight, with excessive use posing potential risks for academic performance, according to a Baylor University study on cellphone activity published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions.

“That’s astounding,” said researcher James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. “As cellphone functions increase, addictions to this seemingly indispensable piece of technology become an increasingly realistic possibility.”

29 August 2014

24-Year-Old Mother Burned by Charging iPhone As She Slept

'My iPhone burned a hole in my BREAST': Mother left scarred for life after charging mobile scorched her as she slept
by Ruth Styles, Daily Mail, 24 August 2014

· Dionne Baxter, 24, from Essex was burned by her iPhone as she slept
· Was left with a painful five inch burn which later became infected
· Fears that she will be unable to breastfeed should she have another child

Sleeping with your mobile charging beside you isn't uncommon but for one young mother, keeping her iPhone close at hand has had painful consequences.

Dionne Baxter, 24, fell asleep lying across her charging iPhone 4 but woke up in agony the next day with a five inch burn on her breast.


Ms Baxter, a former warehouse worker from Purfleet in Essex, was rushed to hospital where doctors attempted to treat the wound with antibiotic cream and painkillers.

'I sleep in the nude and this large red mark was all down one side to the nipple,' Ms Baxter revealed in an interview with the Sun newspaper.

'When I touched the phone, it was so hot, I couldn't pick it up.'

Ms Baxter's experience is not the first time that unwary users have found themselves injured by an overheating iPhone.

Dr. Oz: Keep Your Cell Phone Out of Your Bra to Prevent Deadly Breast Cancer

Dr. Oz's guest was Tiffany Frantz who at age 21 was
diagnosed with breast cancer.  She revealed she had
carried her cell phone in her bra all day, every day,
for 4 years.  In 2013, doctors told her that her breast
cancer had spread to her hip and cancerous lesions had
developed on her spine, pelvic bone, ribs and skull.
(Screengrab from Fox TV)
This excellent presentation of the Dr. Oz Show also features Dr. John West, breast cancer surgeon, who advises young women to keep their cell phone out of their bra.

Dr Oz: Keep your cell phone out of your bra to prevent deadly breast cancer
by Samantha Chang, Celebrity Fitness and Health Examiner, examiner.com, 26 August 2014

Dr. Mehmet Oz warned that women who keep their cell phones in their bras are putting themselves at risk for breast cancer on the Aug. 26 episode of the Dr. Oz Show.

Dr. Oz believes there's a definite link between cell phones and cancer. "When it comes to cell phones, the bra has become the new purse," said Dr. Oz, who said millions of women are unknowingly endangering themselves for the sake of convenience.

Dr. Oz's guest was Tiffany Frantz, a Pennsylvania woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. Frantz and her mom Traci were shocked because Tiffany was healthy, just 21 years old at the time, and had no family history of cancer. But Tiffany revealed she had carried her cell phone in her bra all day, every day, for four years.

25 August 2014

Blood-Brain-Barrier Disruption with High-Frequency Pulsed Electric Fields

A cortical microvessel stained
for blood-brain-barrier protein
ZO-1  (credit: Nathan S. Ivey/
Wikimedia Commons)
Blood-brain-barrier disruption with high-frequency pulsed electric fields
kurzveilai.net, 14 August 2014

A team of researchers from Virginia Tech and Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences have developed a new technique for using pulsed electric energy to open the blood-brain-barrier (BBB) for treating brain cancer and neurological disorders.

Their Vascular Enabled Integrated Nanosecond pulse (VEIN pulse) procedure consists of inserting minimally invasive needle electrodes into the diseased tissue and applying multiple bursts of 850-nanosecond pulsed electric energy with alternating polarity.

The researchers think the bursts disrupt tight junction proteins responsible for maintaining the integrity of the BBB, but without causing damage to the surrounding tissue.

23 August 2014

Silicon Valley Partners With Physicians to Develop the Next Generation of Wireless Wearable Devices

Measure your vitals while listening to music:  The ear is
an excellent spot on the body to measure physical signals
such as motion, heart rate and blood pressure.
"Deja vu? Just as tobacco companies used medical doctors to market cigarettes years ago, the wireless industry is using doctors to promote wireless wearable device use." - comment from a Facebook friend.

The Doctor Can See You Now
by Kathleen Masterson, ucsf.edu,
12 August 2014

How much does that fitness wristband or sleep app really tell you about your health? From a medical perspective, not much.
Silicon Valley is partnering with doctors to develop a next generation of devices that could make check-ups a real-time occurrence.

We’ve all seen ads for Fitbits, Jawbones, Gearfits – perhaps even tracked our own health with a specialized home glucometer or blood pressure cuff.

These devices can help collect data that can help motivate an individual and track progress, but they don’t tell us much beyond that. The next wave of wearable health technology has far more advanced biosensors that can collect new data, teach us what data is most valuable – and maybe even change the way we practice medicine.

Court Allows Expert Testimony in Litigation Alleging Cell Phone-Linked Tumors According to Consumers' Legal Team

“The families of these men have paid a heavy price for the failures to provide clear information on ways to reduce health risks from these two-way microwave radiating devices,” noted Dr. Devra Davis, President of Environmental Health Trust.


Court Allows Expert Testimony in Litigation Alleging Cell Phone-Linked Tumors According to Consumers’ Legal Team
Environmental Health Trust

DC Superior Court Judge Frederick Weisberg last week ruled that experts testifying that cell phone radiation causes brain cancer relied on appropriate and admissible scientific evidence in reaching their conclusions. The court is considering the cases of thirteen men (or their surviving family members) who had developed brain cancer after long term use of cell phones.

Click here to read the plaintiff attorney’s press release.

Click here to read the court’s opinion.

The Judge noted that while evidence on the link between phones and cancer is not conclusive, society can not afford to insist on definitive proof of human harm before taking precautionary steps to lower risks. In words that echo advice provided by Environmental Health Trust and others concerned with this issue, the judge noted:

21 August 2014

WHO Environmental Health Criteria for Radiofrequency Fields

WHO Environmental Health Criteria for RF
Between a Rock and a Hard Place, 15 August 2014

Recently, the WHO EMF Project published a progress report for 2013-2014. A very interesting read…

Among other issues, the report comments on the status of development of the EHC for RF (see page 10 for details).

The timeline for publication of EHC for RF was revised as follows:

- September 2014: Upload first draft on WHO website for public consultation
- Mid-November 2014: Deadline for comments
- Mid-February 2015: Second draft ready for circulation to the Task Group
- Second half of April 2015: Convene Task Group

Full report available from this link:

http://www.who.int/peh-emf/project/IAC_2014_Progress_Report.pdf

http://betweenrockandhardplace.wordpress.com/2014/08/15/who-environmental-health-criteria-for-rf/

19 August 2014

Brain Tumors Morph Into 'Stealth Fighter Jets' to Evade Body's Best Defense Forces

Brain tumors morph into 'stealth fighter jets' to evade body's best defense forces
aninews.in, 7 August 2014

Washington, Aug 07 (ANI): A new study has revealed that extra amounts of a specific protein helps brain tumors to hide from the immune system's best defense fighters.

Like a stealth fighter jet, the coating means the cells evade detection by the early-warning immune system that should detect and kill them. The stealth approach lets the tumors hide until it's too late for the body to defeat them.

17 August 2014

iPhone 5 Burns 2-Inch Hole Into Teen's Forearm While Falling Asleep: 3 Ways Your iPhone is Harming Your Health

iPhone 5 Burns 2-Inch Hole Into Teen's Forearm While Falling Asleep: 3 Ways Your iPhone Is Harming Your Health
by Lizette Borreli, medicaldaily.com, 15 August 2014

British teen Jake Parker is "scarred for life" after his iPhone 5 burned a 2-inch hole in his forearm while asleep in bed. cooltv482/YouTube

Falling asleep cuddling with a mobile device has become a common habit for many who cringe at the thought of losing or being separated from their smartphones. A teen in the UK claims his iPhone 5 left him with a gigantic blister-turned-hole on his forearm after he fell asleep on it after returning from his factory job. Eighteen-year-old Jake Parker is now “scarred for life” after suffering what could be a “radiation burn” that left him with a 2-inch hole.

Parker claims he knew the iPhone 5 caused the injury because it was still “really hot,” he told The Sun. "I was just texting, looking at Facebook — normal stuff.” "Now, every time I move my arm it's like ripping open. At one point I could see the muscle moving."

U.S. Citizens Fight Back Against Smart Meters

Chris Turner next to his trailer:  The lawyer from Washington DC
moved out of his own house because of the smart meter on his house
wall.  He is just one of hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens who are
defending themselves against the introduction of this technology.
U.S. citizens fight back against electricity meter: resistance from the caravan
by Juliane Schiemenz, spiegel.de, 5 August 2014 (translated from German by Google and the Editor of this blog)

New smart meters collect detailed data on the households in which they are installed. Angry U.S. citizens are fighting these "smart meters". They fear monitoring and radiation - and are politically successful.

15 August 2014

New Documentary, "Mobilize", Claims Cell Phone Radiation Is Tied to Brain Cancer

Children born in the past few years will be the first generation
with lifelong exposure to cell phone radiation (Mobilize).
While we don’t agree with everything Jack Smith writes in this film review of “Mobilize”, we do appreciate what he quotes the producer as saying about children:  "The issue... is the threat to young kids. No generation before this one will have had cellphones since infancy, and developing brains are much more susceptible to electromagnetic radiation.  'Why not educate kids on this issue?' asks the producer, Kevin Kunze. 'They’re the ones who are most vulnerable, and they’re the ones we’re experimenting on'.”

New Documentary Claims Cellphone Radiation Is Tied to Brain Cancer
by Jack Smith IV, Betabeat, yahoo.com,
14 August 2014

We all have a sneaking suspicion that our cellphones are bad for us. You hear it every day: They erode our attention span and keep us connected to social media when we should be paying attention to the people right in front of our eyes. But what if cellphones are actually physically bad for us?

Switzerland: Zurich: The First European Refuge for Electrosensitive People

We do not wish to discourage the initiator of this project, but it seems that the site is badly polluted with cell phone tower radiation.  The article, however, describes well the plight of people living with chemical and electromagnetic sensitivities.

In Zurich, the first European refuge for electrosensitive people
by Solène Cordier, Le Monde, 12 August 2014 (translated by the Editor of this blog)

At first glance, nothing distinguishes this apartment building in the suburbs of Zurich from those surrounding it. Located on the heights of the quiet neighborhood of Leimbach, its sand-colored walls are surrounded by a vast garden of tall grasses. The big trees of the forest of Entlisberg, perched on the adjacent mountain, extend their refreshing shade to the surrounding area.

It is because of the particular setting that the building, destined to welcome people suffering from multiple chemical hypersensitivity (MCS) and electrosensitivity, has been constructed in this location. “Five sites were studied in the beginning,” says Christian Schifferle, the initiator of the project. “Measurements showed that this site was radiated very little thanks to the nearby mountain which offers a protective environment.” The absence of antennas was also a precondition for construction, as well as air quality.

14 August 2014

Nanoparticles: Panacea or Pandora's Box?

Like pesticides, nanoparticles also bio-accumulate.  Those
that end up in water - from cosmetics, toothpaste, clothing
and more - concentrate and become magnified as they move
up the food chain.
Nanoparticles: Panacea or Pandora’s Box?
by Dr. David Suzuki, EcoWatch, 
12 August 2014

Nanoparticles can be used to deliver vaccines, treat tumours, clean up oil spills, preserve food, protect skin from sun and kill bacteria. They’re so useful for purifying, thickening, coloring and keeping food fresh that they’re added to more products every year, with the nanofoods market projected to reach US$20.4 billion by 2020. Nanoparticles are the new scientific miracle that will make our lives better! Some people say they’ll usher in the next industrial revolution.


Hold on … Haven’t we heard that refrain before?

Nanotechnology commonly refers to materials, systems and processes that exist or operate at a scale of 100 nanometres or less, according to U.S.-based Friends of the Earth. A nanometer is a billionth of a meter—about 100,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair. AnFriends of the Earth report finds use of unlabelled, unregulated nano-ingredients in food has grown substantially since 2008. Because labelling and disclosure are not required for food and beverage products containing them, it’s difficult to determine how widespread their use is. Nanoparticles are also used in everything from cutting boards to baby bottles and toys to toothpaste.

Like pesticides, nanoparticles also bioaccumulate. Those that end up in water—from cosmetics, toothpaste, clothing and more—concentrate and become magnified as they move up the food chain.

“Major food companies have rapidly introduced nanomaterials into our food with no labels and scant evidence of their safety, within a regulatory vacuum,” says report author Ian Illuminato, Friends of the Earth health and environment campaigner. “Unfortunately, despite a growing body of science calling their safety into question, our government has made little progress in protecting the public, workers and the environment from the big risks posed by these tiny ingredients.”

Studies show nanoparticles can harm human health and the environment. They can damage lungs and cause symptoms such as rashes and nasal congestion, and we don’t yet know about long-term effects. Their minute size means they’re “more likely than larger particles to enter cells, tissues and organs” and “can be more chemically reactive and more bioactive than larger particles of the same chemicals,” Friends of the Earth says. A Cornell University study found nanoparticle exposure changed the structure of intestinal-wall lining in chickens.

Like pesticides, they also bioaccumulate. Those that end up in water—from cosmetics, toothpaste, clothing and more—concentrate and become magnified as they move up the food chain. And in one experiment, silver nanoparticles in wastewater runoff killed a third of exposed plants and microbes, according to a CBC online article.

Their use as antibacterial agents also raises concerns about bacterial resistance and thespread of superbugs, which already kill tens of thousands of people every year.

The Wilson Center, an independent research institution in Washington, D.C., recently created a database of “manufacturer-identified” nanoparticle-containing consumer products. It lists 1,628, of which 383 use silver particles. The second most common is titanium, found in 179 products. While acknowledging that “nanotechnologies offer tremendous potential benefits” the Center set up its Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies to “ensure that as these technologies are developed, potential human health and environmental risks are anticipated, properly understood, and effectively managed.”

As is often the case with such discoveries, widespread application could lead to unintended consequences. Scientists argue we should follow the precautionary principle, which states proponents must prove products or materials are safe before they’re put into common use. Before letting loose such technology, we should also ask who benefits, whether it’s necessary and what environmental consequences are possible.

Friends of the Earth has called on the U.S. government to impose a moratorium on “further commercial release of food products, food packaging, food contact materials and agrochemicals that contain manufactured nanomaterials until nanotechnology-specific safety laws are established and the public is involved in decision-making.”

The group says we can protect ourselves by choosing fresh, organic and local foods instead of processed and packaged foods and by holding governments accountable for regulating and labelling products with nanoparticles.

Nanomaterials may well turn out to be a boon to humans, but we don’t know enough about their long-term effects to be adding them so indiscriminately to our food systems and other products. If we’ve learned anything from past experience, it’s that although we can speculate about the benefits of new technologies, reality doesn’t always match speculation, and a lack of knowledge can lead to nasty surprises down the road.

http://ecowatch.com/2014/08/12/nanoparticles-panacea-or-pandoras-box/?utm_source=EcoWatch+List&utm_campaign=647de66645-Top_News_8_13_2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_49c7d43dc9-647de66645-85369949

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Issues Precautionary Health Warnings About Cell Phone Radiation

"Do cell phones cause health problems in children?  It’s too soon to know for sure. Children who use cell phones – and continue to use them as they get older – are likely to be around RF [radio frequency radiation] for many years. If RF does cause health problems, kids who use cell phones may have a higher chance of developing these problems in the future."

CDC Issues Precautionary Health Warnings about Cell Phone Radiation

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have issued precautionary health warnings about cell phone radiation and provide tips on how to reduce one's risk from exposure.

PRLog - Aug. 13, 2014 - ATLANTA -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated the Frequently Asked Questions about cell phones and health on the CDC web site.

CDC now asserts that "Along with many organizations worldwide, we recommend caution in cell phone use." As the lead Federal health action agency, CDC provides tips to the public on how to "reduce radio frequency radiation near your body."

11 August 2014

Honeybees Face Towering Threat From Cell Phones

Honeybees Face Towering Threat From Cell Phones
by Dr. Mercola, 7 November 2009

Studies have brought out evidence to support the theory of colony collapse disorder (CCD) among honeybees due to bioactive microwave radiation from cell phones and their relay towers.

Recent experiments have found that worker bees fail to return to their hives when their navigation skills are interfered by the mobile microwaves. Cell phones were placed near beehives. These hives collapsed totally in 5 to 10 days, with the worker bees failing to return to their homes.

The radiation also causes damage to the nervous system of the bee and it becomes unable to fly.

Ignoring Climate Risks Could Sink the U.S. Economy

Harsh reminder:  Devastation after Hurricane Katrina hit
Louisiana in 2005 (Photo:  Wikimedia Commons)
“We do not face a choice between protecting our environment or protecting our economy. We face a choice between protecting our economy by protecting our environment—or allowing environmental havoc to create economic havoc.”

Ignoring Climate Risks Could Sink U.S. Economyby Alex Kirby, Climate News Network
3 August 2014

For the second time in a month, Americans have been warned that the economic cost of not acting on climate change is likely to be calamitous.

Robert Rubin, the co-chairman of the influential, non-partisan Council on Foreign Relations, says the price of inaction could be the U.S. economy itself.

Writing in the Washington Post, Rubin, a former U.S. Treasury Secretary, argues: “When it comes to the economy, much of the debate about climate change—and reducing the greenhouse gas emissions that are fueling it—is framed as a trade-off between environmental protection and economic prosperity,

Cordless Phones: Even More Dangerous Than Cell Phones?

This article discusses the risk of exposure to cordless phone radiation and alternative ways to reduce the risk of harm including the eco-DECT phone made by Siemens.

Cordless Phones: Even More Dangerous Than Cell Phones?
Posted by Lloyd Burrell, electricsense.com, 14 July 2010

If you thought you could solve the problem of cell phone radiation by switching back to your landline phone and your landline is a cordless phone, think again. Studies show that cordless phones emit radiation just the same as cell phones.

In some cases cordless phones are more dangerous than cell phones.

Most cordless phones use DECT (Digital European Cordless Telephone) technology. The handset and the base of the phone, emit pulsed microwave radiation.

Cancer Link With Cordless Phone Radiation

Radiofrequency Radiation Power Density Levels for Smart Meters, Various Biological Effects, and Exposure Guidelines

Radiofrequency (RF) Radiation Power Density Levels for Smart Meters, Various Biological Effects, and Exposure Guidelines
smartgridawareness.org, 
August 2014

Introducing a New “Smart” Meter Wireless Radiation Comparison Chart …

There are growing concerns that radiofrequency (RF) emissions from wireless utility “smart” meters cause serious adverse health impacts. Unfortunately, no human health impact studies were conducted prior to the deployment of RF emitting smart grid technologies, which include the smart meters themselves as well as the associated gatekeepers and routers that are part of the overall mesh communications network for each utility’s smart grid system.

10 August 2014

LG Updates Its G Watch After Reports of Skin Irritation and Minor Burns

LG updates its G Watch after reports of skin irritation and minor burns
woensdag, 6 August 2014

Announced earlier this year, the LG G Watch is one of the first devices to be launched with Google’s Android Wear, which provides a common software platform for smartwatches and other wearables. Priced at around $229, the device is available to buy now – but some of those who have already purchased it have been reporting some unusual issues in recent weeks.

As Android Police reports, there have been numerous complaints about two sets of problems: some owners have reported difficulties with charging the device, noting unusual discolouration on the charging pins, found on the underside of the watch; and some users have also reported ‘feelings of discomfort’ while wearing the watch, as well as skin irritation and, in rare cases, ‘burns on their skin’.

08 August 2014

Electrosmog: A Step Towards Public Awareness-Raising

Electrosmog can cause blindness in calves.
As an individual, you too can raise awareness of the public regarding the issue of electromagnetic radiation and wireless technology by contributing editorials to newspapers and magazines.

A Step Towards Public Awareness-Raising

Re: article entitled, “The Confederation want to measure electrosmog” (24heures, 30 June 2014)
Letter of the Day, Readers’ Mail, 24heures,  22 July 2014

This article demonstrates a step towards awareness-raising of the public on the issue of the long-term effects of non-ionizing radiation. It has been scientifically shown that wireless gadgets, high-voltage power lines and certain household appliances emit waves having detrimental health effects, especially on children. We must cease spreading the impression that certain damaging biological effects are generated by “fear” of waves. Electrosmog can cause, among others, infertility and cancer in man, blindness in calves, damage to trees, and the disappearance of bees.

07 August 2014

Violent Video Games Linked to Risk of Delinquency and Alcohol

M-rated video games: M for mistake to let teens spend so much time playing them?
by Maureen Downey, ajc.com, 
6 August 2014

We’ve had a lot of discussions on the blog about the impact of smart phones and social media on kids’ educational engagement and social skills. Those conversations have eclipsed the discussion around video games, a pastime of virtually all American kids.

A new study out of Dartmouth linking violent video games and increased deviant behavior will likely generate more talk about the impact on children who play video games.

And most kids do play.

According to Pew Research:

Video gaming is pervasive in the lives of American teens—young teens and older teens, girls and boys, and teens from across the socioeconomic spectrum. Opportunities for gaming are everywhere, and teens are playing video games frequently. When asked, half of all teens reported playing a video game “yesterday.” Those who play daily typically play for an hour or more.

Fully 99% of boys and 94% of girls play video games. Younger teen boys are the most likely to play games, followed by younger girls and older boys. Older girls are the least “enthusiastic” players of video games, though more than half of them play. Some 65% of daily gamers are male; 35% are female.

"Mobilize" Premiere


“Mobilize” Premiere - Saturday, 13 September 2014 at 1:00pm PDT at
Castro Theatre, San Francisco




Following are excerpts from the Press Kit, which includes many photos:

“A CALL FOR ACTION”
by Emily Hunt and Isabel Fondevila

Filmmaker Kevin Kunze’s new documentary Mobilize will make you think twice about answering your next phone call. That’s because his latest film provides very convincing evidence that cell phones are causing negative impacts on people’s health.

When East Bay father Alan Marks pegged his brain tumor on cell phone usage a few years ago, the issue of cell phone radiation had its brief moment in the limelight. But the media focus eventually fizzled out. And with so many friends to talk to, deals to make, lunch dates to plan, and distant relatives to keep at bay, our reliance on phones wasn't so easily put on hold.

06 August 2014

Maryland: Prince George's County Public Schools Creates One of Nation's Largest K-12 Wi-Fi Deployments

Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. High School, one of 204 schools in
Prince George's County Public Schools district, will utilize
the new Aruba Networks wireless network to support student
and staff mobility.  (Photo: Business Wire)
Prince George's County public schools plans not only to erect cell towers on its schools, but also to install Wi-Fi in 204 K-12 schools and provide 16,000 iPads for its classrooms.  Please sign this petition on Change.org to STOP installation of cell towers in order to protect school children.

Prince George's County Public Schools Creates One of the Nation's Largest K-12 Wi-Fi Deployments with Aruba Networks
Wall Street Journal, 5 August 2014

District-wide Unified Wired and Wireless Network Will Support 65,000+ Mobile Devices and Connect 142,000 Students and Staff

SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--August 05, 2014--
Aruba Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARUN) today announced that Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), the second largest K-12 school district in Maryland, is deploying an Aruba Mobility Defined-Network to support more than 65,000 mobile devices, including 16,000 iPads the district is rolling out to classrooms. The district plans to connect all 204 of its schools, 20 administrative and maintenance buildings, and even school bus lots, to the new Aruba network.

05 August 2014

Mobile Phone Radiation Leads to Oxidation in Cells

"The time of denial of non-thermal effects and the relativization of the current state of research in order to protect business interests must stop. Diagnose-Funk e.V. asks all scientists to confront public authorities with these study results, and to demand a change in favour of the precautionary principle."

Mobile Phone Radiation Leads to Oxidation in Cells
posted in c4st.org's What's Happening Around the World? Written by Diagnose-Funk

The Ukrainian group of scientists around Igor Yakymenko at the Institute of Experimental Pathology, Oncology and Radiobiology in Kiev consider it to be proven that mobile phone radiation leads to harmful oxidation processes in cells through the overproduction of free radicals. In the editorial "Low intensity radiofrequency radiation: a new oxidant for living cells" in the scientific journal "Oxidants and Antioxidants in Medical Science" of 29 March 2014 the group reported that of 80 studies, they had assessed, 92,5 % (= 76 studies) confirmed that mechanism of inflicting damage. "Unexpectedly, a strong non-thermal character of biological effects" had been documented, the group of scientists wrote. Low intensity radiofrequency radiation (RFR) emitted by mobile phone end-user devices "could lead to mutagenic effects through expressive oxidative damage of DNA", because "the substantial overproduction of ROS in living cells under low intensity RFR exposure could cause a broad spectrum of health disorders and diseases, including cancer in humans".

04 August 2014

Occupational Exposure to Chemicals by Parents May Affect Children Even Before They Are Conceived

(iStockphoto: gerenme)
Brain tumors are a major cause of cancer death among children.

Dads' exposure to solvents linked to childhood brain tumours
by Bianca Nogrady, ABC.net.au, 1st August 2014

Brain tumours in children could have as much to do with the father's occupational exposure to solvents as they have to do with the mother's, a new Australian study has found.

The study, published in the British Journal of Cancer, has found a link between parents' exposure to chemicals such as benzene, toluene, and trichloroethylene and brain tumours in their children.

Lead author Dr Susan Peters, occupational epidemiologist at the University of Western Australia, says while brain tumours are relatively rare they are a major cause of cancer death among children, and the causes are largely unknown.

Study Reveals One Reason Brain Tumors Are More Common in Men

Researchers say a protein linked to reduced
cancer risk is less active in the brain cells of
men than women, explaining why some brain
tumors are more common and
aggressive in men.
All the more reason to limit cell phone use...

Study reveals one reason brain tumors are more common in men
by Michael C. Purdy, news.wustl.edu, 1st August 2014

Reduced levels of an anti-cancer protein make male brain cells more vulnerable to becoming tumors, according to a new study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

New research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis helps explain why brain tumors occur more often in males and frequently are more harmful than similar tumors in females. For example, glioblastomas, the most common malignant brain tumors, are diagnosed twice as often in males, who suffer greater cognitive impairments than females and do not survive as long.

The researchers found that retinoblastoma protein (RB), a protein known to reduce cancer risk, is significantly less active in male brain cells than in female brain cells.

The study appears Aug. 1 in The Journal of Clinical Investigation.

India: Living in the Shadow of the Bhopal Chemical Disaster: Photo Essay

Children play along a municipal drain in Kasi Camp, near the
abandoned plant.  Photo: Alex Masi
Photos: Living in the Shadow of the Bhopal Chemical Disaster
Photographs by Alex Masi, oral history by Sanjay Verma, introduction by Maddie Oatman, Mother Jones,
2 June 2014

Thirty years after the Union Carbide leak killed thousands, residents are still dealing with contaminated water, toxic waste, and lingering diseases.

Before dawn on December 3, 1984, a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India, exploded and leaked 45 tons of methyl isocyanate. Half a million people came in contact with the toxic gas and other chemicals, and thousands died within days. As many as 25,000 people are thought to have eventually perished after exposure to the gas, which causes nerve and respiratory damage.

Union Carbide, the American company that owned the plant, initially tried to avoid any liability for the disaster, claiming sabotage by an employee. In 1989, it finally agreed to pay out $470 million—which worked out to about $550 per victim. The corporation's CEO, Warren Anderson, spent years ignoring Indian criminal chargesin his abode in the Hamptons. (A 2006 Mother Jones story explores the tangled the legal fallout from the tragedy.) Dow Chemical, which acquired Union Carbide 17 years after the accident, has also avoided responsibility for its subsidiary's troubled past, maintaining that the legal case was resolved with the 1989 settlement and that cleanup now falls to the Indian government.

03 August 2014

Obama Executive Order Allows Detention of Americans with Respiratory Diseases

Countries with labs supporting Ebola outbreak response and those
that have labs with capacity for Ebola virus diagnostic
Obama executive order allows detention of Americans with respiratory diseases
examiner.com, 1st August 2014

On Thursday, Barack Obama signed an executive order that allows for the apprehension, detention, or conditional release of individuals with certain severe acute respiratory diseases, not including influenza. The executive order modifies one signed in 2003 by George Bush that allowed for the detention and quarantine of those with SARS.

"Severe acute respiratory syndromes, which are diseases that are associated with fever and signs and symptoms of pneumonia or other respiratory illness, are capable of being transmitted from person to person, and that either are causing, or have the potential to cause, a pandemic, or, upon infection, are highly likely to cause mortality or serious morbidity if not properly controlled," the executive order reads. "This subsection does not apply to influenza."

Ebola Outbreak May Already Be Uncontrollable; Monsanto Invests in Ebola Treatment Drug Company As Pandemic Spreads

TEKMIRA Pharmaceuticals, a company working on an anti-Ebola drug, just received a $1.5 million cash infusion from none other than Monsanto. Click here to read the press release, which states "Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation is a biopharmaceutical company focused on advancing novel RNAi therapeutics and providing its leading lipid nanoparticle (LNP) delivery technology to pharmaceutical partners."   Another press release about Tekmira reveals a $140 million contract with the U.S. military for Ebola treatment drugs:

Not to invoke any charges of collusion or conspiracy here, but a whole lot of people are going to have raised eyebrows over the fact that Monsanto just happened to be giving a cash infusion to a key pharma company working on an Ebola cure right in the middle of a highly-publicized Ebola outbreak which could create huge market demand for the drugs.

Ebola outbreak may already be uncontrollable; Monsanto invests in Ebola treatment drug company as pandemic spreads
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, Natural News, 31 July 2014

01 August 2014

California: Secret Cell Tower Electromagnetic Assault Weapon Victim Wins Landmark Court Case

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Secretly Microwave-Assaulted Targeted Individuals

beforeitsnews.com, August 1, 2014
(Read also "Before Its News reported targeted after secret cell-tower weapon article".)

Secret Cell Tower Electromagnetic Assault Weapon Victim Wins Landmark Court Case

After a landmark court case, a California Targeted Individual victim of a secret cell tower radio frequency directed energy weapon, won her case in court against her perpetrator, she has been inundated with other targets pleading for help. The win has stirred the strong emotions and hope of hundreds of innocent targeted individuals, all claiming they are being attacked by secret microwave weapons used for mind control and to torture them.

Kathleen Watterson, a Targeted Individual (TI) and Levi McCann, the expert witness in her case, both in California, are now conducting triage, as hundreds of desperate innocent victims contact Watterson for help.

New Perspective on Child Development in the Wireless Age

A one-year-old child absorbs almost twice as much radiation
per kilo as an adult.
New Perspective on Child Development in the Wireless Age
by Liala Epstein, EMF Expert, Advanced Health Technologies
Canadian Distributor for EarthCalm Products.

EMFs

All electrical and wireless devices generate electromagnetic fields (EMFs). EMFs never extinguish, they travel indefinitely through space, and disturb other electromagnetic charges in their vicinity; including the electromagnetic processes that underlie all of the body’s biological processes.

Antenna in the human brain

Research at the Caltech University (California Institute of Technology), by Joseph L. Kirschvink, shows the brain is a high-power magnetic receiver lined with several billion magnetic particles “tuned in” to background planetary frequencies that form the natural electromagnetic field surrounding us. Today, Earth’s field is polluted with technologically produced frequencies (EMFs), so the brain receives electromagnetic “junk” produced by AC electricity and wireless technology and transmits this junk to the cells.