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EMF Studies

31 March 2015

Doctors Say Wireless Devices to Blame for Raft of Illnesses

Doctors Say Wireless Devices to Blame for Raft of Illnesses
by James Spounias, americanfreepress.net,
29 March 2015

Are you suffering from rapid aging syndrome (RAS)? Don’t count on the mainstream media to let you know it might be caused by electromagnetic pollution. RAS, a term coined by Magda Havas, Ph.D., addresses a host of maladies that may be the result of what is termed electromagnetic pollution, broadly describing radio frequencies and microwave radiation from wireless technology, low frequency electric and magnetic fields, dirty electricity and ground currents, i.e., modern living.

The old tale of the frog in the boiling pot best explains RAS. Just as a frog would not know to jump out of a pot of water that is slowly being heated to boiling point, powerful electromagnetic pollution can induce fatal heart attacks or strokes by slowly, silently poisoning us.

RAS refers to how electromagnetic pollution slowly ages our organs from the inside out. We may look our age, but our organs are often 10-30 years older. We present symptoms we assume are part of aging and accept them as normal, daily living but in reality we are suffering from this invisible pollution.

30 March 2015

Barrie Trower WiFi Report - Humanity At The Brink

Barrie Trower WiFi Report - Humanity At The Brink
posted in Wifi in Schools, Written by Barrie Trower, 24 August 2013

As stated by University Researchers, Government Scientists and International Scientific Advisors; a minimum of 57.7% of schoolgirls exposed to low-level microwave radiation (Wi-fi) are at risk of suffering stillbirth, foetal abnormalities or genetically damaged children, when they give birth. Any genetic damage may pass to successive generations.

Wifi ­a Thalidomide in the Making ­ Who Cares?

Professor John R Goldsmith, International / Advisor Consultant for R.F. Communication, Epidemiology and Communications Sciences Advisor to the World Health Organisation, Military and University Advisor, Researcher; wrote concerning the low level exposure of microwave irradiation (below thermal level) incident upon women:

“Of the microwave-exposed women, 47.7% had miscarriages prior to the 7th week of pregnancy....”(1)

The level of irradiation incident upon the women was stated, as from, five microwatts per centimetre squared. This level of irradiation may seem meaningless to a non-scientist; however, when I say that it is below what most schoolgirls will receive in a classroom of wi-fi transmitters, from the age of approximately five years upwards, this level becomes more meaningful.

Well Known Scientist Sounds The Alarm On Geoengineering

Well Known Scientist Sounds The Alarm On Geoengineering
geoengineeringwatch.com, 20 January 2015

Marvin Herndon, Ph.D. , is a scientist of considerable notoriety. Marvin contacted me recently to express his growing concerns about the constant toxic aerosol spraying of our planet and the obvious human health and environmental ramifications we all face from this contamination. Dr. Herndon has shown a level of courage that is so very rare in the circles of the science community, he is taking a stand on the aerosol spraying issue and making his voice heard. There are so many in academia who have sheepishly hidden themselves in the shadows while they perform whatever task is asked of them in exchange for a paycheck and a pension. Marvin is the antithesis of this. He has sacrificed much in his life and career in order to stand on his convictions. I solute Dr. Herndon's determination and courage, his recent letter to authorities in his region is below. May his outspokenness be an example to others in the science community.
Dane Wigington
geoengineeringwatch.org

January 16, 2015

To: Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer, and San Diego City Council Members
From: J. Marvin Herndon, Ph.D.

Subject: Pervasive Toxic Aerosol Spraying of San Diego Residents

I am a scientist (PhD in nuclear chemistry, Post-Doctoral in Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry) and businessman, and have lived in Scripps Ranch for thirty seven years.

29 March 2015

Québec : Winner of Grade 7 School Science Fair Investigates Effect of Microwave Radiation on Living Cells

Winner of the Grade 7 School Science Fair
Project summary - Why-Fi


Project presented by : Lia Loebenberg
Participation à la Super Expo-sciences Hydro-Québec, finale québécoise
Médailles Junior Argent

This project investigates the effect of microwave radiation on living cells by measuring and comparing bacterial growth from cultures of E. coli that were exposed to EM radiation for different periods of time. The ultimate goal is to shed awareness on the potential dangers of EMR emitted by household devices.

http://exposciences.qc.ca/…/award…/winner/record/5321/why-fi

28 March 2015

School Boards Left On the Hook for Wi-Fi Injuries

School Boards Left On The Hook For Wi-Fi Injuries
by Janis Hoffman, thebridgenewsservice.com, 26 February 2015

School officials could be personally liable for exposing children and staff to microwave radiation in our schools.

School districts, school boards and school medical health officers have been notified that Lloyd’s of London has now excluded any liability coverage for injuries, “directly or indirectly arising out of, resulting from or contributed to by electromagnetic fields, electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetism, radio waves or noise.” This would include the microwave radiation emitting from the commercial wi-fi transmitters and wireless devices in our schools.

In response to a request for clarification, this response was received on Feb. 18, 2015 from CFC Underwriting LTD, London, UK agent for Lloyd’s:

“The Electromagnetic Fields Exclusion (Exclusion 32) is a General Insurance Exclusion and is applied across the market as standard. The purpose of the exclusion is to exclude cover for illnesses caused by continuous long-term non-ionizing radiation exposure i.e. through mobile phone usage.”

27 March 2015

Lloyd’s Won’t Discuss Their New EMF Exclusion Clause

Lloyd’s Won’t Discuss Their New EMF Exclusion Clause
andrewgeller.me, 25 March 2015

Last week, a couple of blogs noted that a recent commercial liability insurance renewal policy issued through a Lloyd’s of London underwriter contained a liability exclusion clause about electromagnetic fields.

The clause excludes any compensation for claims:

“directly or indirectly arising out of, resulting from or contributed to by electromagnetic fields, electromagnetic radiation, electromagnetism, radio waves or noise.”

It is important that “radio waves” are explicitly included as they, specifically the microwave zone, are what enable wireless communications devices like cell phones, wi-fi, cordless phones etc.

After the policy holder made an inquiry seeking clarification about the exclusion language, CFC Underwriting LTD in London, the UK agent for Lloyd’s, sent the following:

“The Electromagnetic Fields Exclusion (Exclusion 32) is a General Insurance Exclusion and is applied across the market as standard. The purpose of the exclusion is to exclude cover for illnesses caused by continuous long-term non-ionising radiation exposure i.e. through mobile phone usage.”

15 March 2015

Anthropogenic Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields as an Emerging Threat to Wildlife Orientation

Anthropogenic radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as an emerging threat to wildlife orientation
Alfonso Balmori
doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2015.02.077

Highlights
- The growth of wireless telecommunication technologies causes increased electrosmog.•
- Radio frequency fields in the MHz range disrupt insect and bird orientation.•
- Radio frequency noise interferes with the primary process of magnetoreception.•
- Existing guidelines do not adequately protect wildlife.•
- Further research in this area is urgent.

Abstract

The rate of scientific activity regarding the effects of anthropogenic electromagnetic radiation in the radiofrequency (RF) range on animals and plants has been small despite the fact that this topic is relevant to the fields of experimental biology, ecology and conservation due to its remarkable expansion over the past 20 years. Current evidence indicates that exposure at levels that are found in the environment (in urban areas and near base stations) may particularly alter the receptor organs to orient in the magnetic field of the earth. These results could have important implications for migratory birds and insects, especially in urban areas, but could also apply to birds and insects in natural and protected areas where there are powerful base station emitters of radiofrequencies. Therefore, more research on the effects of electromagnetic radiation in nature is needed to investigate this emerging threat.

14 March 2015

West Virginia: Green Bank Residents Fear 'Quiet Zone' Protected from Electromagnetic Radiation Under Threat

Residents fear remote West Virginia 'quiet zone' protected from electromagnetic radiation under threat
by North America correspondent Ben Knight, staff, abcnews.com Australia, 10 March 2015

A group of people in the United States who believe that electromagnetic radiation from modern gadgets is making them sick fear their protected sanctuary may be under threat.

They call themselves 'electrosensitives' and live in the town of Green Bank in a remote part of West Virginia to avoid exposure to frequencies emitted by devices such as mobile phones and computer modems.

The area is the epicentre of the only legislated 'quiet zone' in the US and may well be the last inhabited place in the US without a mobile phone tower.

Married couple Diane and Bert Schou — both PhD scientists in industrial technology and biology — moved to Green Bank in 2002 after Diane got sick and experienced severe headaches.

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity: A Summary by Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe

Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe
Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity: A Summary by Dr Erica Mallery-Blythe
by Katie Singer (about the author), opednews.com, 8 March 2015

This summary is an expanded section of a larger document entitled "Electromagnetic Health for Children". The full document is designed in response to requests for information detailing current health concerns of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) with a focus on radiofrequency (RF) radiation. This is an expanded subsection covering EHS only. 

Background:

We are currently witnessing the largest change to the Earth's electromagnetic environment that has ever taken place in human history.

This change has taken place in the very short period of a handful of decades and continues to escalate at an exponential rate (Appendix 1). Given that household electricity, which was the first anthropogenic (man-made) electromagnetic field (EMF), only became prolific after the turn of the century, artificial EMF has barely seen one generation from cradle to grave. The use of higher frequency microwave devices such as mobile telephony, Wi-fi and smart meters, have suddenly become commonplace despite almost no safety testing and decades of evidence of potentially lethal effects.

12 March 2015

EU Group Links Power Lines with Childhood Leukemia

Children living close to extremely low-frequency powerlines are more
likely to develop leukemia, according to the independent EU scientific
committee on health risks.
EU group links powerlines with childhood leukaemia
by Ann Cahill, European Correspondent, irishexaminer.com,
12 March 2015

While they say they do not know why, and the link has not been comprehensively proven, the Irish-based Grid Link Action Group has warned Environment Minister Alan Kelly to take note.

A report produced by the committee states that research prior to 2000 showed a two-fold increase in the risk of developing childhood leukaemia when living, long term, close to certain pylons.

“The results of current scientific research show that there are no evident adverse health effects if exposure remains below the levels recommended by the EU legislation,” the report states.

It called for studies using recently developed mouse models of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and recommended they be carried out “as a high priority”.

The group said they should be carried out during gestation — when mice are pregnant — as it is during this period when the basis for the young developing leukaemia later on could happen.

The committee reviewed all scientific literature into the effects of electromagnetic fields on health. It found there was no link to an increased rate of Alzheimer’s or certain cancers.

However, Grid Link Action Group spokesman Kieran Connors said the findings did not mean pylons and electromagnetic fields were harmless.

Green Bank, West Virginia: Inside the 'Quiet Zone', Home to Electrosensitives

Inside the 'quiet zone', home to electrosensitives
North America correspondent Ben Knight, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 
10 March 2015

The tiny US town of Green Bank, West Virginia is in the 'quiet zone' - free from wireless communications due to the sensitivity of a high powered telescope. That makes it attractive to so-called 'electrosensitives' like Diane Schou - those who say they are unable to live with the frequencies emitted by modern electrical devices.

Transcript

EMMA ALBERICI, PRESENTER: If you are worried about your privacy, you could start encrypting all your messages. Or how about throwing away your smart phone, laptop altogether?

Just for a minute, imagine life without those wireless gadgets you carry everywhere: the mobile, the tablet. What do you think you'd do if you didn't have them anymore?

That's some people's idea of nirvana but not just ageing drop-outs: an unfortunate group of people who call themselves "electrosensitives". They believe that electromagnetic radiation from the modern world is making them physically ill.

10 March 2015

5th Congress of the Paris Appeal: Idiopathic Environmental Intolerance: What is the role of Electromagnetic Fields and Chemicals? - Brussels, 18 May 2015




The ECERI (European Cancer and Environment Research Institute), in partnership with the ARTAC (Association for Research and Treatments Against Cancer) and ISDE (International Society of Doctors for the Environment) is organizing the fifth conference of the Paris Appeal, at the Royal Academy of Medicine in Brussels, Belgium. This international scientific event will be held on May 18, 2015 and will be entitled:

IDIOPATHIC ENVIRONMENTAL INTOLERANCE: WHAT IS THE ROLE OF ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS AND CHEMICALS? 

A focus on Electrohypersensitivity (EHS) and multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) The focus will be on hypersensitivity related to electromagnetic fields and chemicals (EHS and MCS). Leading international scientists [Dr. David O. Carpenter, Prof. Dominique Belpomme, Dr. Michael Kundi, Dr. Magda Havas, Dr. Lennart Hardell, Prof. Olle Johansson...] will meet with the aim to provide scientific arguments for the inclusion of these syndromes in the context of Idiopathic Environmental Intolerance, which has already been acknowledged by the WHO.  See program here.

The conference will address the scientific and medical community and also bring together MEPs and NGOs and it will be followed by an Environmental Medicine training, on May 19, 2015.

California Medical Association: Wireless Communications Public Safety Standards Reevaluation

California Medical Association
House of Delegates Resolution Wireless Standards Reevaluation 2014 Resolution 107- 14
PASSED
Date Adopted Dec 7, 2014

Resolved 1 That CMA supports efforts to reevaluate microwave safety exposure levels associated with wireless communication devices, including consideration of adverse non-thermal biologic and health effects from non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation used in wireless communications; and be it further

Resolved 2 That CMA support efforts to implement new safety exposure limits for wireless devices to levels that do not cause human or environmental harm based on scientific research.

CALIFORNIA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION HOUSE OF DELEGATES 2014
Wireless Communications Public Safety Standards Reevaluation
Introduced by Cindy Lee Russell, M.D. AND Ken Yew, M.D.

Whereas there are over 6 billion active cell phones worldwide and dependence of wireless communication networks is rapidly expanding including cell phones, cell towers, wireless routers for home use, medical devices and utility smart meters; and (1)

Whereas scientists are increasingly identifying EMF from wireless devices as a new form of environmental pollution with a growing body of peer reviewed scientific evidence finding significant adverse health and biologic effects on living organisms with exposure to low levels of non-ionizing microwaves currently approved and used in wireless communication, and

08 March 2015

Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields Produce Clear Co-carcinogenic Properties

RF EMFs produce clear co-carcinogenic properties
Powerwatch, 8 March 2015

On the same day that the EC's SCENIHR released their long-awaited report [1] that concluded that we should not worry about any adverse health effects of EMF/RF fields, a new well conducted replication study [2] shows that long-term 3G/UMTS microwave exposure can act as a co-carcinogen and statistically significantly increase cancer growth at very low exposure levels, 50-fold below currently permitted levels.

Everyone using a 3G mobile phone or iPad or other tablet will be exposed at higher levels than this (0.04 W/kg). This study flags a big and important "wake up alarm call".

These are levels that many, if not most, of our children are now being being exposed to WiFi at school, when using laptops and tablet PCs. Modern WiFi signals use RF modulation schemes that are similar to UMTS. It is vital that this study is repeated using similar exposure levels with various types and frequencies of WiFi.

07 March 2015

New York: Kuyahoora Valley: Push for Answers on Radar

OUR VIEW: Push for answers on radar
uticaod.com, 5 March 2015

Years of hard work by concerned citizens who rallied public support led the state Department of Health to investigate what might be causing an unusual number of rare cancers in Herkimer County’s Kuyahoora Valley. The action was prompted after six children in that area developed pediatric cancers between spring 2011 and summer 2013, leading Newport resident Melissa Lowell and the “Kuyahoora Valley — What’s Making Us Sick” Facebook group to push for a state investigation.

Similar public persistence is needed now to make eight military-grade radar towers in Newport part 
of that state investigation.

The health department’s investigation is expected to take 18 to 24 months. A spokesperson wrote recently in an email that the studies “will involve identification of cases and evaluation of information about possible risk factors.” The spokesperson wouldn’t specifically say whether the department’s investigation will include the radar facility.

It should. And the good people of the Kuyahoora Valley who have dedicated themselves to this issue must remain persistent and insist that the health department be accountable.

05 March 2015

Switzerland: Horror at Higher Cell Phone Radiation Exposure Limits

Two workers at a cell phone antennas.  The capacity of individual
transmitters may be increased.  This is stirring up resistance.
(Photo:  Keystone/ AP/ Frank Augstein/ icon)
On 25 February 2015, the Swiss Federal Council adopted a report detailing options to deal with the increase in mobile phone traffic.  One of  these is to raise the limit values of installations from 4-6 to 10 volts per meter.  Following is a summary of an article published in 20minutes.

Horror at higher cell phone radiation exposure limits
20min.ch, 27 February 2015

The Swiss mobile network is virtually unusable. The Federal Council concludes that there should be a relaxation of radiation protection limits, 

But opponents want to prevent this.   A number of Swiss Parliamentarians are against stronger radiation.

SVP National Councillor Andrea Geissbühler says that making long calls is not good, especially for children. "Diseases and brain damage cannot be excluded."

SP National Councillor Margret Kiener Nellen says she will oppose any increase.  There are electrosensitive people, but still no studies on the long-term damage of the previous generation of mobile phones. Children are using cell phones and we know little about possible health effects.