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EMF Studies

31 December 2014

2014 EMF Studies

EMF studies posted on this blog in 2014.  Note:  Other 2014 studies have been posted with articles and comments.  See under:  "EMF studies".


1.  Effect of 3G Cell Phone Exposure with Computer Controlled 2-D Stepper Motor on Non-thermal Activation of the hsp27/p38MAPK Stress Pathway in Rat Brain.

Cell Biochem Biophys. 2014 Mar;68(2):347-58. doi: 10.1007/s12013-013-9715-4.

Kesari KKMeena RNirala JKumar JVerma HN.

Abstract:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23949848


2.  Evening use of light-emitting eReaders negatively affects sleep, circadian timing, and next-morning alertness
PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America)

1. Anne-Marie Changa,b,1,2,
2. Daniel Aeschbacha,b,c,
3. Jeanne F. Duffya,b, and
4. Charles A. Czeislera,b

Full text:
http://www.pnas.org/content/112/4/1232.full.pdf


3.  The Influence of Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Radiation on the Platelet Aggregation. 

International Journal of BioMedicine 4(3):155-158. 2014.


Gulzoda M. Khamidova, MD

Full text:
http://ijbm.org/articles/Article4_3_CR5.pdf


4.  Why children absorb more microwave radiation than adults: The consequences

Journal of Microscopy and Ultrastructure

DOI: 10.1016/j.jmau.2014.06.005

· L. Lloyd Morgan a,
· Santosh Kesari b,
· Devra Lee Davis a

Full text:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2213879X14000583


5.  The influence of direct mobile phone radiation on sperm quality
DOI: 10.5173/ceju.2014.01.art14

Igor Gorpinchenko, Oleg Nikitin, Oleg Banyra, Alexander Shulyak
Full text:


6.  Effect of mobile telephones on sperm quality: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Environment International
Volume 70, September 2014, Pages 106–112

Jessica A. Adamsa,
Tamara S. Gallowaya,
Debapriya Mondala,
Sandro C. Estevesb,
Fiona Mathewsa,

Full text:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0160412014001354


7.  Effects of mobile phone radiation (900 MHz radiofrequency) on structure and functions of rat brain.

Neurol Res. 2014 Dec;36(12):1072-9. 
doi: 10.1179/1743132814Y.0000000392. Epub 2014 May 26.
Saikhedkar NBhatnagar MJain ASukhwal PSharma CJaiswal N.

Abstract:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24861496


8.  Epinephrine, DNA integrity and oxidative stress in workers exposed to extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields (ELF-EMFs) at 132 kV substations

Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine
Posted online on January 24, 2014. (doi:10.3109/15368378.2013.869755)

Ravindra Tiwari1, N. K. Lakshmi1, S. C. Bhargava2, and Y. R. Ahuja3

Abstract:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/15368378.2013.869755


9.  Extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields cause DNA strand breaks in normal cells.

J Environ Health Sci Eng. 2014 Jan 8;12(1):15. doi: 10.1186/2052-336X-12-15.
Mihai CTRotinberg PBrinza FVochita G.

Full text:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3897901/


10.  Alterations of cognitive function and 5-HT system in rats after long term microwave exposure

Physiol Behav. 2015 Mar 1;140:236-46. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2014.12.039. Epub 2014 Dec 24
Li H1, Peng R1, Wang C1, Qiao S1, Yong-Zou1, Gao Y1, Xu X1, Wang S1, Dong J1, Zuo H1, Li-Zhao1, Zhou H2, Wang L3, Hu X4.

Abstract:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25542888?dopt


11.  Occupational exposure to extremely low frequency magnetic fields and brain tumour risks in the INTEROCC study

Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev cebp.0102.2014; Published Online First June 16, 2014;

Michelle C. Turner et al.

Abstract:
http://www.crealradiation.com/index.php/en/news/occupational-exposure-to-extremely-low-frequency-magnetic-fields-and-brain-tumour-risks-in-the-interocc-study


12.  Temporal trends of radio-frequency electromagnetic field (RF-EMF) exposure in everyday environments across European cities.

Environ Res. 2014 Oct;134:134-42. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2014.07.003. Epub 2014 Aug 13

Urbinello D1, Joseph W2, Verloock L2, Martens L2, Röösli M3.

Abstract:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25127524


13.  Odor and Noise Intolerance in Persons with Self-Reported Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2014, 11(9), 8794-8805; doi:10.3390/ijerph110908794
Steven Nordin 1,* , Gregory Neely 1,†, David Olsson 2,† and Monica Sandström 2,†

Full text:
http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/11/9/8794/htm


14.  Self-reporting of symptom development from exposure to radiofrequency fields of wireless smart meters in Victoria, Australia: a case series.

Altern Ther Health Med. 2014 Nov;20(6):28-39.

Lamech F.

Abstract:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25478801


15.  Potential health impacts of residential exposures to extremely low frequency magnetic fields in Europe.

Environ Int. 2014 Jan;62:55-63. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2013.09.017. Epub 2013 Oct 24.

Grellier J1, Ravazzani PCardis E.

Abstract:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?Db=pubmed&Cmd=ShowDetailView&TermToSearch=24161447


16.  Assessment of Stresses in the Cervical Spine Caused by Posture and Position of the Head

Surgical Technology Journal, November 2014

Kenneth K. Hansraj, MD, Chief of Spine Surgery, New York Spine Surgery & Rehabilitation Medicine, New York, New York

Full text:
https://www.phschiropractic.com/webres/File/iTrac%20Surgical%20Technology%20Doc.pdf


17.  Assessment of human body influence on exposure measurements of electric field in indoor enclosures.

Bioelectromagnetics. 2015 Feb;36(2):118-32. doi: 10.1002/BEM.21888. Epub 2014 Nov 14.
de Miguel-Bilbao S1, García JRamos VBlas J.

Abstract:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25399935?dopt=Abstract

30 December 2014

Reading On a Screen Before Bed Might Be Killing You


Reading On A Screen Before Bed Might Be Killing You
by Damon Beres, The Huffington Post, 23 December 2014

You've heard that using screens before bedtime can mess with your sleep, but new research suggests the problem is even more serious.

Reading from an iPad before bed not only makes it harder to fall asleep, but also impacts how sleepy and alert you are the next day, according to new research from Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on Monday, said the findings could impact anyone who uses an eReader, laptop, smartphone, or certain TVs before bed.

The new research supports conclusions from older studies, which have also found that screen time before sleep can be detrimental.

Swiss Re Does Not Re-insure Mobile Phones for Health Risks







Swiss Re, one of the largest re-insurance companies in the world, does not re-insure mobile phones for health risks.  Following are excerpts from its
1997 paper, "Electrosmog, a Phantom Risk", on why it will not take on health claims from cell phones.  Countries which deny health risks had better take due note of what insurance companies are saying.  See also Swiss Re slide presentation on electrosmog from 2009.
Swiss Re has rated electromagnetic fields (EMF) as the highest risk (27 on a scale from 1 to 33) on its risk table, above agents that are known carcinogens and killers such as meat infected with mad cow disease.  In a recent document, it declared, "from a prospective point of view, risk from dangers linked to EMF can be classified as an emergent risk".  Silicone implants and asbestos were once considered emergent risks and are now proven risks, costing society millions of dollars in medical expenses and legal actions.

In February 2009, the French telecoms company Bouygues Telecom, was ordered to take down a mobile phone antenna due to uncertainty about its effect on health. Residents in the commune where it was located had sued the company claiming adverse health effects from the radiation emitted by the antenna. The Versailles Court of Appeals stated that, "Considering that while the reality of the risk remains hypothetical, it becomes clear from reading the contributions and scientific publications produced in debate and the divergent legislative positions taken in various countries, that uncertainty over the harmlessness of exposure to the waves emitted by relay antennas persists and can be considered serious and reasonable."

The advocacy organization, People’s Initiative, has provided this information in its very interesting document, “The Legislator’s Guide to Warning Labels on Cell Phones and the Layman’s Guide to the Science Behind Non-Thermal Effects from Wireless Devices” which can be viewed by clicking here

View this CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) video report on cell phones and insurance companies.


29 December 2014

History of an Era When Radium Was the Latest "Chic"


Exhibition at the historical museum of pharmacy in Basel "The Two Faces of Radioactivity"... "There was a time when radioactivity was not associated with disease and death but rather with energy and life"... "Becoming an argument for marketing, radium was everywhere"... "smiling babies, delighted to be wearing jumpers impregnated with radium... radio-luminescent watches painted with radium"... These words remind us of the craze of "smart" technology, which also emits radiation:  wearable smart watches, "smart" pyjamas for babies, Google Glass...  Is history repeating itself?

History of an Era When Radium Was the Latest « Chic »
by Lucie Monnat, 24heures, 24 December 2014 (translated from French by the Editor of this blog)

An exhibition tells the story of « the two faces of radioactivity ». One hundred years ago, the virtues of uranium were undisputed.

Radioactivity or radium calls to mind images of the nuclear mushroom cloud of Nagasaki or the malformed children of Chernobyl. There was a time when radioactivity was not associated with sickness or death, but rather with energy and life. The historical museum of pharmacy in Basel retraces its history, from the discovery of uranium in 1789 until the Second World War.

27 December 2014

Florida: City Warns of Cell Phone Link to Cancer



Watch this video testimony of Jimmy Gonzalez who had tumors removed in his brain above his left ear, his left hand, and near his hip. All places where he said his phone was pressed for long periods of time. He died on 27 November 2014 at the age of 42.

City warns of cell phone link to cancer
by Janine Stanwood, Reporter, local10.com, 26 November 2012


Pembroke Pines passes resolution to warn residents of health dangers

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. -
The city of Pembroke Pines wants its residents to know that cell phones could be dangerous and linked to cancer. A newly-passed resolution was inspired by a resident who believes his brain tumor was caused by his mobile device.

"A lot of scientific data has to be done with it and the ordinance is kind of generic but it makes people aware," said Pines mayor Frank Ortis.

Pines resident Jimmy Gonzalez had tumors removed in his brain above his left ear, his left hand, and near his hip. All places where he said his phone was pressed for long periods of time.

23 December 2014

Chemtrails - The Secret War


This is an outstanding film on chemtrails produced by Antonio and Rosario Marciano, administrators of the Italian website TANKER ENEMY. The documentary analyses, in a scientific and rigorous approach, the main characteristics of this issue. The weather manipulation is only a collateral aspect of the phenomenon.

Chemtrails - The Secret War - (English translation 21 December 2014 - 61 mn.)


In September 2014, Jacques Daidié, a French activist, went to Italy and met Antonio and Rosario Marciano, well-known Italian activists against geo-engineering. The French translation is born from this meeting and has been realized by several members of the French association “Ciel voilé”, (www.cielvoile.fr). We thank him warmly and all those who have contributed to the translation: Jacques, Dominique from Avignon, Mary from Monteux, Sebastien from St Firmin in Valgaudemard and Danielle from Gap.

All our gratitude to “Sky Watch Geneva”, on Facebook, for the English translation.

www.cielvoile.fr

http://www.cielvoile.fr/article-chemtrails-the-secret-war-125253362.html

22 December 2014

Honoring the Legacy of Theo Colburn

“EDs [endocrine-disruptors] dehumanize the human race by stealing the ability to love, socialize, enjoy each other, and sit down to converse with others in order to solve problems. Now into the fourth generation of individuals exposed to fossil derived EDs the prognosis is bleak. The recent rapid increase in human health pandemics, especially autism spectrum disorder, provides powerful re-enforcement to the climate change argument. Governments must take heed immediately or there will be too few healthy, intelligent individuals left to preserve our humanitarian society and create some semblance of world peace.” : Theo Colborn's final essay.

Honoring the Legacy of Theo Colborn

by Breast Cancer Fund President and CEO Jeanne Rizzo, 
20 December 2014

When I first got involved with the Breast Cancer Fund in the late 90’s, our organization’s founder, Andrea Martin had a dog-eared copy of Our Stolen Future and told me to read it.

Andrea had begun to amass file boxes of research papers and commentary on the environmental links to breast cancer and when I stepped in at the Breast Cancer Fund in 2001, it was clear to me that we had to aggregate the evidence linking carcinogens and endocrine-disrupting chemicals to breast cancer. We held study groups on the subject and invariably someone would reference something in Our Stolen Future. When I eventually met Theo it was like meeting a rock star for me. I was in awe of the work she had done.

21 December 2014

Nano Air Pollutants Strike a Blow to the Brain

Nano air pollutants strike a blow to the brain
by Alison Pearce Stevens, student.societyforscience.org, 17 December 2014

Illustration at right:  Nanopollutants can hijack olfactory nerve cells and enter the brain by way of the olfactory bulb. That bulb is highlighted here as a yellow netlike structure coming through the ceiling of the nasal cavity. Earlier work showed the polio virus can use the same pathway.  (Patrick J. Lynch, Medical Illustrator/Wikimedia Commons (CC by 2.5)

Scientists track super-small pollutants that are inhaled into the brain

Cough. Wheeze. Gasp!

Those sounds echo through the streets of polluted cities. Brown clouds made up of noxious gases, dust, soot and even finer particles hang over buildings and hug the ground. When outside, people can’t help but breathe it all in. And in most parts of the world, windows won’t keep these air pollutants out.

Not all large cities have air pollution like this. But in those urban areas where mountains block the wind from clearing the air, such heavily polluted conditions frequently develop. Mexico City often confronts such pollution. So does Beijing, China. And Los Angeles, Calif. With massive populations, these three cities have huge numbers of cars, buses, trucks and factories spewing pollutants into their air.

19 December 2014

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity & Human Rights

In blue, signatories to the European
Convention on Human Rights
Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity
 & Human Rights

Commentary to the European Economic and Social Committee on the  European Convention on Human Rights

by Isaac Jamieson PdD DIC RIBA ARB DipAAS BSc(Hons) Arch MinstP
http://biosustainabledesign.org/ - 2014

This document is a brief commentary on Human Rights, as related to electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) and other conditions that may be affected as a result of exposure to manmade electromagnetic fields (EMFs). It is intended that this commentary will be of benefit to policy makers, industry and members of the general public.

The document is endorsed by the Bio-Electromagnetic Research Initiative (BEMRI); the CAVI
Society; the EM-Radiation Research Trust; Mast-Victims.org; the Physicians’ Health Initiative for
Radiation and Environment (PHIRE); Robin Des Toits; the Safe Schools Information Technology
Alliance (SSITA); and Verein für Elektrosensible und Mobilfunkgeschädigte.

http://www.radiationresearch.org/images/rrt_articles/IAJ_EHS__Human_Rights_0141204.pdf

13 December 2014

Interview with Frank Clegg, CEO of Canadians for Safe Technology

In this interview, Frank Clegg, former President of Microsoft Canada, was asked if he believed that electromagnetic hypersensitivity is real.

“Absolutely!” he replied. “My wife is chemically sensitive and has been to hospital a couple of times from exposure to pesticides. Over the last year or so, she’s been developing electrosensitivity. I also get emails from people who are electrosensitive. Our website’s got stories from 25 of them now. I certainly talk to a lot of them. Two of the members on our board in Quebec, are electrosensitive. One has chemical sensitivity and reacts to WiFi and smart meters and her mom became very ill as well. One of the members of our board has a son who is electrosensitive.” Clegg does not have Wi-Fi in his home.

His advice: “The most important thing people can do is get informed. Do not assume that your government has the resources to keep up with the tremendous advances in technology. You have to take responsibility to protect yourself and your family… You as a consumer need to educate yourself. Don’t rely on everyone else doing that for you. Technology can be used safely if it is used correctly. We’re Canadians for Safe Technology, not No technology.”

Interview with Frank Clegg
EMR and Health, Volume 10, no. 4, December 2014

Lyn McLean speaks with Frank Clegg, CEO of Canadians 4 Safe Technology

You were President of Microsoft Canada and now you’re CEO of an organization that promotes the risks of wireless radiation. What caused you to become concerned about this radiation?

I was approached by three different families from our local community who had cell towers right near their homes.

Petition: Asbestos: Bring Stephan Schmidheiny Before the International Criminal Court for "Crimes Against Humanity"

[Note by Blog Editor:  We have no idea why this petition is not gathering more signatures.  More than 1,900 persons have visited this post on the English blog, and 1,500 persons on the French blog!]

Please sign this petition to the Italian Government and Ministry of Justice

to bring Stephan Schmidheiny, the person directing the Eternit asbestos fiber-cement factories in many countries of the world, before the International Criminal Court in the Hague for "crimes against humanity". Although condemned to 18 years in prison by a court in Turin and a fine of 100 million Swiss francs, Schmidheiny was recently acquitted by the Court of Cassation in Rome.

François Iselin, spokesperson for CAOVA, an asbestos victims' group based in Lausanne, Switzerland, has asked me personally to support this petition. My interest in this issue is very personal. My companion, Adon, died of mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos. I have experienced first-hand the terrible suffering of people who have asbestos-related diseases.

During the recent 10th anniversary Paris Appeal symposium, organized by Professsor Dominique Belpomme, President of ARTAC (Association for Research  on Treatment Against Cancer) and ECERI (European Cancer and Environment Research Institute), he and scientists, researchers, and legal experts, including Marie-Odile Bertella-Geffroy (the French judge in charge of the asbestos affair), discussed bringing polluters before the International Criminal Court for “crimes against humanity”.

12 December 2014

Researchers at Harvard Reveal 10 Toxins That Are Causing ADHD, Autism

Researchers at Harvard Reveal 10 Toxins that are Causing ADHD, Autism
MassReport, 11 December 2014

(MassReport-LyAnna) At the rate that neurodevelopmental disorders have been increasing in diagnosis, a bystander might assume they were contagious. Dr. Phillipe Grandjean, researcher at Harvard School of Public Health, and Dr. Landrigan, of New York’s Mount Sanai, report that “disorders of neurobehavioural development affect 10–15% of all births.”

Of course marketing by drug companies and increased levels of stressed parenting play a role, but a study published recently in the Lancet Neurology correlates these developmental pathologies with chemicals that are found in our homes, our water, food, and air supply. These chemicals are not just carcinogens that lead to cancer in adult humans, these chemicals also lead to neurological changes in children that drastically change their lives. The researchers say that the neurotoxicants “contribute to a “silent pandemic” of neurobehavioral deficits that is eroding intelligence, disrupting behaviors, and damaging societies.”

11 December 2014

Electrohypersensitivity

The following is an extract from the document “Talking to Your Doctor” about electrohypersensitivity, compiled by the WEEP Initiative, Canada.

See document in full here: http://www.weepinitiative.org/talkingtoyourdoctor.pdf

Diagnostic Criteria

Diagnostic criteria are such that independent physicians would come to the same conclusion when examining a particular patient. This is important both for treatment purposes and for research.

With regard to multiple chemical sensitivity, thirty-four experienced North American physicians and researchers who had examined patterns of symptoms in thousands of people reached a consensus regarding criteria to establish a diagnosis:

• symptoms are reproducible with repeated exposure;
• the condition is chronic;
• low levels of exposure [lower than previously or commonly tolerated] result in manifestations of the syndrome;
• symptoms improve or resolve when the incitants are removed;
• responses occur to multiple chemically unrelated substances; and
• symptoms involve multiple organ systems.

Wi-Fi Causes Irreparable Damage to Young Girls' Eggs and Sperm Affecting All Future Generations

A child should NEVER be exposed to Wi-Fi in a classroom
and NEVER hold an iPad or tablet on  his/her lap. 
As we go about our merry way, installing Wi-Fi in schools, let us reflect on these words from expert Barrie Trower on the irreparable damage it does to young girls’ eggs and to sperm. Parents, teachers, and school boards would do well to sit up and take notice. Do we not care for our children and future generations?

Extract from “Our Children, Our Future, Our Responsibility - Wireless Technologies – An Urgent National and Global Emergency”

WiFi Causes Irreparable Damage to Young Girls Eggs and Sperm Affecting All Future Generations

Children and all of their future offspring are at risk of damage in the form of mutations of their eggs according to world renowned experts as testified in US courts by Barrie Trower. In his testimony, Mr. Trower states that:

“72. The problem with young girls is that microwave radiation has been shown to damage the genetic structure in their ovaries. Girls are born with all of the eggs they need in their ovaries at birth. They are immature eggs, hence susceptible to damage during growth. Microwaves are genotoxic (experiments can be linked to children showing low-level mobile telephone radiation disrupts the biochemistry of follicle cells in a mammalian egg chamber), hence the microwave radiation could affect the genetic structure within the eggs. The problem here is that the mitochondrial DNA, the genes inside the ovaries, is irreparable [1][2][3] If you have a little girl in whom there is damage through this mechanism to the genetic structure in one of her eggs, and she has a daughter, that daughter will carry that genetic problem. It is irreparable. And her daughter in turn will carry that genetic problem, because it is irreparable. And every female forever, in that line, will carry that problem in perpetuity, because it is irreparable…

10 December 2014

France: Docker's Cancers Recognized As Occupational Disease: Court's Decision Will Set Precedent

"Dockers undergo 'numerous exposures to known carcinogens, successively or simultaneously, at high levels." And the list is long: wood dust, asbestos, silica, pesticides, diesel exhaust ..."

To court. The docker cancers recognized occupational diseases

felixstowedocker.blogspot, 9 December 2014

This is a first. The social security affairs court has recognized the professional nature of the diseases of Jean-Luc Chagnolleau, now deceased.
The decision of interest to all the ports of France. The judgment pronounced on Friday by the court of social security cases of Nantes, establishes a link between working conditions and the outbreak of disease Chagnolleau Jean-Luc, which was docker for 30 years on the docks of the Port of Nantes, died at age 55 years.

He began a long struggle for recognition of their cancers (kidney and thyroid) as occupational diseases. With his comrades of the CGT, he investigated the port of Nantes-Saint Nazaire which revealed a substantial number of illnesses and deaths among dockworkers.

Forum on the Genetic Effects of Ionizing Radiation (Geneva, 29 November 2014)

Forum on the Genetic Effects of Ionizing Radiation
IndependentWHO, 8 December 2014

On Saturday 29th November 2014 in Geneva, “Independent WHO – Health and Nuclear Power”organised, with the support of the City of Geneva, a “Scientific and Citizen Forum on the Genetic Effects of Ionising Radiation”. Six internationally renowned experts in the field (from Japan, the USA, Finland, England, and Germany) were invited to present their research. Ruth Stegassy, producer of the radio programme Terre à Terre on France Culture, chaired the event. More than 150 people attended this forum including a number of French and Swiss health professionals and journalists, as well as elected politicians, ecologists, members of health movements and associations, organisations concerned with food health, and anti-nuclear activists.

04 December 2014

Outstanding Video: Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe on Electromagnetic Radiation, Health, and Children

View this outstanding educational video featuring physician Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe, Founder of PHIRE:  the Physicians Health Initiative for Radiation and the Environment.

Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe - Electromagnetic Radiation, Health and Children 2014 (70 mn.) - 
18 November 2014




In this video, Dr. Mallery-Blythe discusses:

- Normal human physiology
- Current safety guidelines
- Mechanisms of damage via electromagnetic fields (EMFs)
- Health outcomes of EMF exposure
- Specific vulnerability of children
- Robustness of argument
- Optimizing the environment/ practical solutions

02 December 2014

EMF Studies - December 2014 Science Update from Powerwatch

Due to the large number of posts on this blog, we are reproducing abstracts of "particularly important or relevant" EMF studies, signaled out by Powerwatch. Other sites listing studies include:

Collection of over 6,000 studies showing biological impacts from EMF pollution: http://justproveit.net/studies

2012 BioInitiative Report – References 1,900 new studies showing biological impacts from EMF: http://www.bioinitiative.org/

Thousands of studies showing links between EMF pollution and biological effects: http://www.powerwatch.org.uk/science/studies.asp

December 2014 - Science Update Powerwatch, 2 December 2014

1. P Reale M et al, (August 2014) Neuronal cellular responses to extremely low frequency electromagnetic field exposure: implications regarding oxidative stress and neurodegeneration, PLoS One. 2014 Aug 15;9(8):e104973. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0104973. eCollection 2014 [View Author's abstract conclusions] [View on Pubmed]

01 December 2014

Biological Impacts of the Fukushima Nuclear Accident on the Pale Grass Blue Butterfly

Graphic on Japan's pale grass blue butterflies, showing
signs of genetic mutation after Fukushima nuclear accident,
according to researchers.  See phys.org article.
At the 29 November 2014 Scientific and Citizen Forum on the Genetic Effects of Ionizing Radiation, Chiyo Nohara, member of the team from the BCPH Unit of Molecular Physiology, University of the Ryukus in Okinawa, Japan, presented research on the biological impacts of the Fukushima nuclear accident on the pale grass blue butterfly, including effects from ingested radioactive materials. Below is her abstract for the Forum as well as abstracts from two published studies on the subject.

“The collapse of the Fuku Dai-ichi Nuclear Power Plant caused a massive release of radioactive materials to the environment. A prompt and reliable system for evaluating the biological impacts of this accident on animals has not been available. Here we show that the accident caused physiological and genetic damage to the pale grass blue Zizeeria maha, a common lycaenid butterfly in Japan. We collected the first voltine adults in the Fukushima area in May 2011, some of which showed relatively mild abnormalities. The F1 offspring from the first voltine females showed more severe abnormalities, which were inherited by the F2 generation. Adult butterflies collected in September 2011 showed more severe abnormalities than those collected in May. Similar abnormalities were experimentally reproduced in individuals from a non contaminated area by external and internal low dose exposures. We conclude that artificial radionuclides from the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant caused physiological and genetic damage to this species.” (See abstracts of presentations.)

Fukushima’s Biological Impacts: The Case of the Pale Grass Blue Butterfly