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31 May 2016

Some Scientists Criticize Media Coverage of Cellphone Study

A group of experts on cellphone radiation
is speaking out in support of a new
government study linking radiation to
cancer in rats. (D3Damon/iStockphoto)
Some Scientists Criticize Media Coverage of Cellphone Study
by Suzanne Potter, Public News Service - CA, 31 May 2016

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BERKELEY, Calif. - Experts on cellphone and brain tumor science say they're disappointed some media outlets downplayed last week's government study that found a small but significant percentage of rats exposed to lifelong cellphone radiation developed cancerous or precancerous cells.

The $25 million study from the National Toxicology Program prompted a skeptical New York Times video, saying overall brain tumor rates have not skyrocketed along with cellphone use.

But Louis Slesin, editor of Microwave News, notes a major Times shareholder is a global wireless magnate.

He points to a USC report that said the same types of tumors rats developed in this study have increased in humans. Slesin says he's glad to see other influential groups changing their stance.

"The American Cancer Society and Consumer Reports, which have been deeply skeptical for the last 15 years, have done a 180," he says. "And now, they're saying that this is a paradigm shift that needs to be taken seriously, and we need to do more."

30 May 2016

United Kingdom: Huge New Network of Mobile Phone Masts for Britain Ahead of 'World Changing' 5G

Communities have fought masts across the country
over health fears.  
Getty Images
"The plans may well be met with fury from the public in Britain.  A constant stream of protests have been seen in the country in the last ten years as the number of mobile phone masts increases.  In 2003, mobile phone masts were torn down in Wishaw and Dudley in the West Midlands, Crosby in Merseyside and Tiverton in Devon, as well as in Northern Ireland. They are viewed by some as bad for public health over the radiation they emit."

Huge new network of mobile phone masts for Britain ahead of 'world changing' 5G
by Zoie O'Brien, express.co.uk, 26 May 2016

BRITONS should prepare for a huge new network of mobile phone masts across the country so future generations can benefit from 'world changing' wireless broadband technology.
The head of the National Infrastructure Commission said Britain faces an 'enormous challenge' in preparing for the introduction of a new 5G network.

Lord Adonis said the country will need an increase in mobile phone transmitters to deliver the next generation of services.

Despite the UK only just settling into 4G, the next generation of high speed internet access 5G, will be unveiled in South Korea in 2018 to coincide with the Winter Olympics.

Cellphone Radiation Linked to Cancer in Major Rat Study

Photo:  Getty Images
Kenneth R. Foster, a bioengineering professor at the University of Pennsylvania expects more governments will put out cautionary guidelines and radiation labeling for cellphones. He says he wouldn’t be surprised if the IARC ups its classification rating from 2B: possibly carcinogenic to humans to 2A: probably carcinogenic to humans. “And they wouldn’t be out of line in doing that,” he says. “This is going to change the rhetoric in the field. People can point to much more hard evidence that [cellphone RF exposure] really is a problem.”

Cellphone Radiation Linked to Cancer in Major Rat Study
by Prachi Patel, spectrum.ieee.org, 27 May 2016

Results of the largest, most expensive animal study on the link between cellphones and cancer are in. And the link is positive—weak, but positive.

The much-anticipated two-year study led by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) has found low incidences of brain and heart tumors in male rats that were exposed to the radio frequency radiation commonly emitted by cellphones.

Exposed rats had higher rates of two malignant cancers: glioma of the brain and schwannoma of the nerves in the heart. But none of the unexposed control rats developed them. And these brain and heart tumors are similar to the ones found in previous epidemiological studies of cellphone use, the NTP report states, so “these findings appear to support the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) conclusions regarding the possible carcinogenic potential of” radiofrequency radiation.

29 May 2016

Canada: Comment on New Computer System at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital

iHealth computer terminal carts.
Photo by Island Health
"Nurses and doctors have less of a holistic appreciation of their patients and their illnesses because of the disjointed complexity of the electronic record rather than the simple navigability of the previous paper record and charting."

Comment: New computer system a detriment to health care
by Dr. Winston Smith, Times Colonist, 
27 May 2016

One health record. Making care delivery easier for health-care providers. Safer health care. These are the claims Island Health has made publicly for its new electronic health-record system iHealth, introduced initially at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital in March and intended to roll out across Vancouver Island in the coming months.

These are goals physicians share — many of whom enthusiastically use electronic records in their clinics. Despite “bumps in the road,” Island Health claims the implementation of the system is going well.

But these claims are untrue. iHealth does not provide a single health record: It offers no less disjointed and poorly accessible a collection of patient information in differing programs and sites than the previous system.

The system is cumbersome, inefficient, not intuitive — and not simply because it is a new system, but because of its very nature. It’s like trying to make a DOS-based computer work like an Apple or Windows-based system: You can perform many of the same functions, but it is slow, takes multiple steps and is inefficient.

The Plan to Ban Work Emails Out of Hours

The French government says the problem of permanent connection is universal and growing - and that intervention is needed.

The plan to ban work emails out of hours

by Hugh Schofield, BBC News, Paris, 
11 May 2016

Should governments step in to regulate work emails and so rescue harassed staff from the perils of digital burnout? The answer in France appears to be "Yes". President Francois Hollande's Socialist Party is about to vote through a measure that will give employees for the first time a "right to disconnect".

Companies of more than 50 people will be obliged to draw up a charter of good conduct, setting out the hours - normally in the evening and at the weekend - when staff are not supposed to send or answer emails.

Much mockery was made in the foreign press when the proposal was first mooted, with images of hawk-eyed work inspectors snooping on the industrious.

But the French government says the problem of permanent connection is universal and growing - and that intervention is needed.

"All the studies show there is far more work-related stress today than there used to be, and that the stress is constant," Socialist MP Benoit Hamon tells me.

28 May 2016

Questions Abound After Study Links Tumors to Cellphone Radiation

New study has raised fresh questions about the health
impacts of cellphone use. 
Hernán Piñera/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Questions abound after study links tumors to cellphone radiation
by Warren Cornwall, Science, 27 May. 2016

Male rats exposed to cellphone radiation in a large U.S. government study were more likely to develop rare brain and heart cancers, a preliminary analysis has found, adding weight to concerns the ubiquitous devices could pose a health risk to people.

But though the study is the most comprehensive yet of lab animals exposed to cellphone radiation, researchers say it’s far from conclusive. And the findings pose a number of puzzles. It’s not clear why cancer rates rose in male but not female rats, for instance, or why rats exposed to cellphone radiation lived, on average, longer than radiation-free rats. The study also does not pinpoint a biological mechanism that would account for the findings. And, as usual, it comes with the caveat that studies of rodents can mean little for humans.

The findings, posted on the bioRxiv preprint server late on 26 May by the National Toxicology Program (NTP), a multiagency research effort, have already begun rippling through scientific and political circles, triggering calls for additional research and, potentially, additional warnings about cellphone use.

American Cancer Society Responds to New Study Linking Cell Phone Radiation to Cancer

"For years, the understanding of the potential risk of radiation from cell phones has been hampered by a lack of good science. This report from the National Toxicology Program (NTP) is good science."

ACS Responds to New Study Linking Cell Phone Radiation to Cancer
by David Sampson, acspressroom, 27 May 2016

The U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) has released partial results from an animal study of the effect of radiofrequency radiation associated with cell phones. The group found radiofrequency radiation was linked to a higher risk of two cancers. Below is a response from Otis W. Brawley, M.D., American Cancer Society Chief Medical Officer.

“For years, the understanding of the potential risk of radiation from cell phones has been hampered by a lack of good science. This report from the National Toxicology Program (NTP) is good science.

National Toxicology Program Finds Cell Phone Radiation Causes Cancer

UPDATE (31 May 2016):
SPIN vs FACT: National Toxicology Program report on cancer risk from cellphone radiation

The National Toxicology Program (NTP) of the National Institutes of Health reported partial findings from their $25 million study of the cancer risk from cellphone radiofrequency radiation (RFR). Controlled studies of rats showed that RFR caused two types of tumors, glioma and schwannoma. The results “…could have broad implications for public health.”

A factsheet on the NTP study that summarizes some biased statements, or “Spin,” about the study that tend to create doubt about data quality and implications, as well as “Facts” from decades of previous research is available at http://bit.ly/NTPspinfacts.

"The researchers believe that the cancers found in this experimental study were caused by the exposure to cell phone radiation as none of the control animals developed cancer.  The researchers controlled the temperature of the animals to prevent heating effects so the cancers were caused by a non-thermal mechanism."

Here is the NIH link to the 27 May telebriefing on the NTP report (67 mn. - audio) 

National Toxicology Program Finds Cell Phone Radiation Causes Cancer
saferemr.com, 27 May 2016

Last night the National Toxicology Program (NTP) of the National Institutes of Health issued the first in a series of reports that contains partial findings from their long-awaited, $25 million study of the cancer risk from cell phone radiation. This report summarizes the study of long-term exposure to cell phone radiation on rats. The report on mice will be issued at a later date.

27 May 2016

United States: Cell Phone Radiation Causes Cancer in Rats, Government Study Finds

"The results of this large, long-term study could dramatically shift the national debate over cell phone safety. The NTP’s website says that the results may be used by the Food and Drug Administration and the FTC in determining how best to protect consumers from the potential harms of radiation that comes from cell phones. The CDC might also consider reinstating the cautions it pulled from its web site...  Likewise, the cell phone industry may have to alter its stance."

Cell Phone Radiation Causes Cancer in Rats, Government Study Finds

by Jeneen Interlandi, Consumer Reports, 27 May 2016

$25 million study from the National Institutes of Health looked at brain tumors in animals

The National Toxicology Program (NTP), a division of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has found a link between the type of radiation emitted by cell phones and cancer in rats. The project has been underway for more than a decade, and with a $25 million price tag, is the most expensive ever undertaken by the program.

The study involved more than 2,500 rodents, exposed to the same type of radiation found in cell phones, at the same frequencies, for nine hours everyday, for two years.

Cellphone-Cancer Link Found in Government Study (Wall Street Journal)

A major U.S. government study on rats has found
a link between cellphones and cancer.
Photo:  iStock
“Where people were saying there’s no risk, I think this ends that kind of statement,” said Ron Melnick, who ran the NTP project until retiring in 2009 and recently reviewed the study’s results.

Other mainstream news coverage:
- Fortune
- Business Standard (India)

Cellphone-Cancer Link Found in Government Study
by Ryan Knutson, The Wall Street Journal,
27 May 2016

Multiyear, peer-reviewed study found ‘low incidences’ of two types of tumors in male rats exposed to type of radio frequencies commonly emitted by cellphones

A major U.S. government study on rats has found a link between cellphones and cancer, an explosive finding in the long-running debate about whether mobile phones cause health effects.

The multiyear, peer-reviewed study, by the National Toxicology Program, found “low incidences” of two types of tumors in male rats that were exposed to the type of radio frequencies that are commonly emitted by cellphones. The tumors were gliomas, which are in the glial cells of the brain, and schwannomas of the heart.

Breaking News – Cell Phones and Brain Tumors – Leaked Insight from the U.S. National Toxicology Program?

Breaking News – Cell Phones and Brain Tumors – Leaked Insight from the U.S. National Toxicology Program?
Dr. Vini Khurana, C.N.S. Neurosurgery (Australia), 26 May 2016

In 2008, I self-published a review paper on-line, clearly expressing my concerns regarding mobile phones and brain tumors (Reference 1, below). That paper caused an international stir and I and others eventually discussed our thoughts on this topic with Larry King, as communicated by Tara Parker-Pope in the New York Times (Reference 2, below).

Dr Lennart Hardell, however, was one of the pioneers of this field, and I was fortunate enough to have published a peer-reviewed meta-analysis and literature review with him in 2009 (Reference 6, below). Essentially, our paper reported that 10 or more years of cell phone use was associated with a statistically significant increase in ipsilateral (same side of head) GLIOMAs and SCHWANNOMAs (acoustic neuromas) in those long-term cell phone users.

I continued to work on the area for the next few years (References 3-10, below), and in December 2013, I testified in the Superior Court of Washington D.C. in a weighty court case that is still being litigated in that honorable forum.

And now this:

Louis Slesin PhD, the well respected, dedicated and longstanding Editor of Microwave News, published the following on 25 May 2016:

“Cell Phone Radiation Boosts Cancer Rates in Animals: $25 Million NTP Study Finds Brain Tumors – U.S. Government Expected To Advise Public of Health Risk.”

“Game-Changing” Study Links Cellphone Radiation to Cancer

(Robert Piras/Shutterstock)
"Even 'a very small increase in the incidence of disease' due to cellphone radiation 'could have broad implications for public health.' "

“Game-Changing” Study Links Cellphone Radiation to Cancer
by Josh Harkinson, motherjones.com
27 May 2016

It's the moment we've all been dreading. 

Initial findings from a massive federal study, released on Thursday, suggest that radio-frequency (RF) radiation, the type emitted by cellphones, can cause cancer.

The findings from a $25 million study, conducted over two-and-a-half years by the National Toxicology Program (NTP), showed that male rats exposed to two types of RF radiation were significantly more likely than unexposed rats to develop a type of brain cancer called a glioma, and also had a higher chance of developing the rare, malignant form of tumor known as a schwannoma of the heart.

The radiation level the rats received was "not very different" from what humans are exposed to when they use cell phones, said Chris Portier, former associate director of the NTP, who commissioned the study.

As the intensity of the radiation increased, so did the incidence of cancer in the rats. (The highest radiation level was five to seven times as strong as what humans typically receive while using a phone.) Although ionizing radiation, which includes gamma rays and x-rays, is a widely accepted as a carcinogen, the wireless industry has long noted that there is no known mechanism by which RF radiation causes cancer. The researchers wrote that the results "appear to support" the conclusion that RF radiation may indeed be carcinogenic.

United States: National Toxicology Program Releases Draft Cancer Report

From Abstract of draft report:  "The US National Toxicology Program (NTP) has carried out extensive rodent toxicology and carcinogenesis studies of radiofrequency radiation (RFR) at frequencies and modulations used in the US telecommunications industry. This report presents partial findings from these studies. The occurrences of two tumor types in male Harlan Sprague Dawley rats exposed to RFR, malignant gliomas in the brain and schwannomas of the heart, were considered of particular interest, and are the subject of this report."  [Abstract is below, with access to draft report in full.]

NTP Releases Draft Cancer Report
Microwave News, 27 May 2016

This evening, the NTP released a draft of the report on its two-year cell phone cancer study.Linda Birnbaum, the director of the NIEHS, and John Bucher, the leader of the study, will present the report at a teleconference tomorrow, Friday. They are the director and associate director of the NTP, respectively.

The report that was posted only covers rats. The accompanying study of mice found no effects on cancer.

For a copy of the report, go to bioRxiv.org.

The Microwave News story on what the NTP rat experiment shows is here.

26 May 2016

Root Cause in the Dramatic Rise of Chronic Disease (Draft Paper on Peroxynitrite and Health)

Root Cause in the Dramatic Rise of Chronic Disease
(draft paper on peroxynitrite and health), posted on this blog on 26 May 2016
Link to draft paper.

(UPDATE  1 June 2016):  
See also Link to Dr. Martin Pall's protocol for treating oxidative stress illnesses.

Richard Lear, the author of the draft paper, says:

"It should be noted that this paper remains unfinished and is intended to stimulate awareness and research on peroxynitrite; the biological chaos it imposes; and the clear connection to a whole host of chronic diseases and conditions .

I hope to identify a PhD scientist or two, who may join this paper and help bring credibility and increased access to the topic. If you have any ideas to this end, I’d greatly appreciate it. "

Richard Lear 

Introduction to the paper by Cecelia Doucette

Dear EMF Stakeholders,

I have had the privilege of reviewing the attached document, Root Cause in the Dramatic Rise of Chronic Disease. The author, Rich Lear, specializes in pattern recognition. He has mined our U.S. government databases and identified 40 diseases that have more than doubled since 1990, some exponentially. As many have already concluded they cannot be primarily genetic since we have not gone cradle-to-grave with even one generation in that time span so the cause must be environmental toxins.

Tools or Toys? Even Apple Is Acknowledging that the "iPads in Education" Fad Is Coming to an End

Classroom help or hindrance?  (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
Even Apple is acknowledging that the “iPads in education” fad is coming to an end

by Marta Cooper, qz.com, 24 May 2016

“A disaster.”

“Largely gaming devices.”

“Students use them as toys. Word processing is near to impossible.”


These were the findings from a survey of high school students and teachers in a district in the US state of Maine on how effective iPads were for learning and teaching. Almost 90% of teachers and 74% of students preferred laptops over tablets, according to the Lewiston-Auburn Sun Journal.

Study Shows Shocking Consequences Of Childhood ‘Screen Time’

"Some kids’ behaviors may lead parents to look to doctors for answers, which could result in a mental health diagnosis of ADHD, bipolar disorder, or major depression. But when treatments like therapy or medication aren’t working, we must try to rule out and focus on other factors, such as the daily use of electronics."

New Study Shows Shocking Consequences Of Childhood ‘Screen Time’
by Virginia Alaniz, thoughtfulwomen.org, 
11 November 2015

Do you have a chronically irritated child? If your child or teen spends a lot of time on interactive devices such as iPads, tablets, or cell phones and seems to be angry, depressed, and unmotivated a lot of the time, the devices may be to blame.

According to Dr. Victoria Dunckley in her article titled “Screentime Is Making Kids Moody, Crazy, and Lazy,” abnormally high arousal caused by use of interactive screen time is creating kids and teens who seem “revved up” and prone to rages and/or to being depressed and unmotivated.

NBC News Report: Your Children Will Be Microchipped "Sooner Rather than Later"

NBC: Your Children Will Be Microchipped “SOONER RATHER THAN LATER”
by Erin Elizabeth, healthnutnews.com, 
25 May 2016

Just last week, an NBC News report aired touting the benefits of microchipping children and stating that it would happen “sooner rather than later”. Sadly, many Americans will accept the process as something normal and follow right along. However, the idea sounds simply preposterous to me. I think most moms reading this would agree- they don’t want their children microchipped.

The NBC report goes on to detail a mother of three, Steffany Rodroguez-Neely, who briefly lost her daughter after she hid behind a rack of clothes (something I’ve heard from friends is terrifying but totally normal). Reacting out of fear, she now believes, “If it’ll save my kid, there’s no stuff that’s too extreme. Micro-chipping would be an extra layer of protection, if something bad does happen,” according to Info Wars.

U.S. NTP Study: Social Media Buzz: A Pessimist's Preview

Be sure to have a look at the comments posted to this article on Dariusz Leszczynski's blog.

Social media buzz about the US NTP study: A pessimists pre-view…
by Dariusz Leszczynski, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, 26 May 2016

Yesterday, story published by the known-to-be-well-informed Microwave News made social media abuzz. My past experience tells me, however, to put the predictions on hold… because the spin doctors are at work. This is not any “conspiracy theory”, this is a fact of life. Huge telecom industry has certainly put lobbyists and associated scientists to work diligently to prevent possible damage to the business. This is their job, this is their business and they would be irresponsible if they did not do it. Anyone believing in the self-policing of the industry for the good of the peoples’ health is absolutely naïve, and there are numerous examples to show it.

Few important points, before jumping into premature conclusions:

The scientific results of the NTP study were not published yet, neither as a report nor as peer-reviewed articles. The results were seen only by a selected few and any opinions are, at this point, just hearsay. Therefore, it is not possible to reliably discuss the quality of the research and meaning of it in the context of the to date published animal studies and other research. This context, by the sheer numbers and by the misleading use of the “weight of evidence” term, is disadvantageous for the NTP study.

Foxconn Replaces '60,000 Factory Workers with Robots'

Foxconn replaces '60,000 factory workers with robots'
BBC News, 25 May 2016

Apple and Samsung supplier Foxconn has reportedly replaced 60,000 factory workers with robots.

One factory has "reduced employee strength from 110,000 to 50,000 thanks to the introduction of robots", a government official told the South China Morning Post.

Xu Yulian, head of publicity for the Kunshan region, added: "More companies are likely to follow suit."

China is investing heavily in a robot workforce.

25 May 2016

Cell Phone Radiation Boosts Cancer Rates in Animals; $25 Million NTP Study Finds Brain Tumors: U.S. Government Expected To Advise Public of Health Risk

Cell Phone Radiation Boosts Cancer Rates in Animals;  $25 Million NTP Study Finds Brain Tumors
microwavenews.com, 25 May 2016

U.S. Government Expected To Advise Public of Health Risk

The cell phone cancer controversy will never be the same again.

The U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) is expected to issue a public announcement that cell phone radiation presents a cancer risk for humans. The move comes soon after its recently completed study showed statistically significant increases in cancer among rats that had been exposed to GSM or CDMA signals for two-years.

Discussions are currently underway among federal agencies on how to inform the public about the new findings. NTP senior managers believe that these results should be released as soon as possible because just about everyone is exposed to wireless radiation all the time and therefore everyone is potentially at risk.

United States: UCSF Presentation Reveals Glyphosate Contamination in People across America

The test results:  Glyphosate was found in 93% of the 131 urine samples tested at an average level of 3.096 parts per billion (PPB). Children had the highest levels with an average of 3.586 PPB.

UCSF Presentation Reveals Glyphosate Contamination in People across America
detoxproject.org, 25 May 2016

Glyphosate, the most used herbicide in the World, has been found in the urine of 93% of the American public during a unique testing project that started in 2015.

Glyphosate, labeled a ‘Probable human carcinogen’ by the World Health Organization’s cancer agency IARC in 2015, has now been revealed to be ubiquitous in the first ever comprehensive and validated LC/MS/MS testing project to be carried out across America.

The European Union is currently in the process of putting restrictions on the use of glyphosate due to health concerns, with Member States so far unable to agree on the re-approval of the chemical beyond June 2016.

Glyphosate-containing herbicides are sold under trademarks such as Monsanto’s ‘Roundup’.

Stopping the Cure: Why Cancer Research isn’t Focused On the True Cause of Cancer

Stopping the Cure: Why Cancer Research isn’t Focused On the True Cause of Cancer
by Tony Isaacs, thetruthaboutcancer.com,
May 2016

Since the war on cancer was declared half a century ago, hundreds of billions of dollars have been poured into cancer research. However, despite annual pronouncements of cures and breakthroughs that are just around the corner, all that research has failed to keep the incidence of cancer from continuing to increase. Most of the small reductions in cancer deaths are due mostly to earlier detection which increases five year survival rates – the yardstick conventional medicine uses to determine success.

There is a very good explanation for why cancer research has failed so badly…

Chemtrails: Are Jet Planes Really Secretly Spraying Chemicals to Reverse Climate Change?

Contrails from a high-altitude jet plane (left) and so-called
chemtrails left behind.
“Geoengineering programs are radically disrupting weather patterns, disrupting the hydrological cycle (causing drought in some areas, flooding others), destroying the ozone layer, and contaminating the entire planet with the toxic fallout from these atmospheric spraying operations."

CHEMTRAILS: Are jet planes REALLY secretly spraying chemicals to REVERSE climate change?
by Jon Austin, express.co.uk, 22 May 2016

MILLIONS of people are convinced a secret global conspiracy is taking place in front of our eyes on a DAILY basis.

The Chemtrails conspiracy theory is one of the most supported on Earth and counted the late pop legend Prince among its high-profile advocates.

At its most bizarre extreme, conspiracy theorists believe that the contrails which form behind jet aircraft are actually streams of toxic “mind-control” chemicals, which dilute before they reach the ground, leaving a gas we breathe in that keeps the general population in check.

But there are a growing number of chemtrail believers, who claim the conspiracy is actually a secret global plot to change Earth’s climate in the hope it will reverse the effects of climate change.

Even former politicians in the UK are beginning to express concerns.

Stories From Parents About Their Children Being Exposed to Microwave Radiofrequency Radiation from Wireless Technology

(Choice of image by Editor of "Towards Better Health")
From the mother who wrote this testimony:  "I hope you will share your stories too if you or a family member has been affected by cell tower radiation. By publicizing our stories we will bring awareness to this issue and force our government (FCC) to change its outdated regulations on safe levels of RF exposure from 1996."

Stories From Parents About Their Children

Headaches, insomnia, memory and concentration problems, anxiety, allergies, rashes are commonly reported.

Read these stories from parents.

Effect the Cell Towers Have Had on My Son
From A California Mother in the USA received July 2015

My son developed anxiety, OCD, insomnia, irrational fears, various neurological problems, personality changes immediately after the upgrade of an AT&T cell tower next to his school to 4G LTE technology, which was completed in June 2013. I didn’t even know there were cell towers next to his school until March 2015 because these cell towers were camouflaged as ball field light poles. (One was 300 ft away from the school, the other was 600 ft away)

24 May 2016

India: Two Women Climb Cell Phone Tower, Demand Its Removal

2 women climb cell phone tower, demand its removal
by Express News Service, 
18 May 2016

It was their grit and determination that startled every onlooker and even the police.

Two mothers in their 30's, climbed up a 40-50 feet tall cell phone tower Wednesday morning and stood to their ground till evening without having a proper meal or enough water to drink till late in the evening, with a sole objective.

They want the cell phone tower to be removed from their neighbourhood and nothing less than that.

The incident took place in B-section of Addagutta basti which is one of the largest slums in the country. The cell phone tower was installed on top of a three-storeyed building in the locality about a month ago and the agitation against the same has been on since then.

About 15 days back, the house owner, according to the dwellers there, had promised to remove the tower on request of the residents of the colony. However, they say that nothing has been done and tower is set to be operationalised in the coming days.

Why There Can Be No Increase in All Brain Cancers Tied with Cell Phone Use

Gliobastoma (astrocytoma) WHO grade IV - MRI coronal
view, post contrast by Christaras A.  CC BY 2.5 via
Wikimedia Commons
The type of brain cancer increased by cell phones is glioblastomas. Glioblastomas are in fact increasing, as exemplified in those age 35-39 in the United States, in precisely those parts of the brain that absorb most of the microwave radiation emitted or received by phones. 

Why there can be no increase in all brain cancers tied with cell phone useby Devra Davis, Anthony B. Miller, and 
L. Lloyd Morgan, blog.oup.com, 
16 May 2016

Several widely circulated opinion pieces assert that because there is no detectable increase in all types of brain cancers in Australia in the past three decades, cell phones do not have any impact on the disease. There are three basic reasons why this conclusion is wrong.

First of all, the type of brain cancer increased by cell phones is glioblastomas. Glioblastomas are in fact increasing, as exemplified in those age 35-39 in the United States, in precisely those parts of the brain that absorb most of the microwave radiation emitted or received by phones. But this increased trend in glioblastomas of the frontal and temporal lobes and cerebellum is not evident when all brain cancers are considered.

23 May 2016

Should Cellphones Have Warning Labels?

Nine in 10 U.S. adults carry their cellphone with them
frequently, a survey found.  
Photo: John Weber for the Wall Street Journal
Should Cellphones Have Warning Labels?
The Wall Street Journal, 22 May 2016

Supporters of warnings say consumers should be alerted to phones’ possible risks. Opponents say the risk, if any, is not great enough to warrant it.

We press them against our ears every day, often for hours. We carry them around with us in our pockets, front, rear and breast.

In short, we do lots of things with our cellphones that we’re not supposed to do, according to the warnings and instructions for proper use that typically come with these products in one form or another.

For now, how seriously one takes warnings about possible risks associated with radio-frequency waves emitted by cellphones largely depends on whether one believes the many studies that suggest there are links to risks of cancer or other ill effects, or the many studies that suggest there is no proof of such risks.

Whatever studies one believes, some concerned observers believe that cellphone companies should make a more assertive effort to warn consumers of the possibilities of such risks. And one way to do that, these advocates say, is with a clearly printed label on the outside of the device.

22 May 2016

Ayahuasca Shaman Dreading Another Week Of Guiding Tech CEOs To Spiritual Oneness

Salazar says that if he hears about one more Silicon Valley CEO's vision
for establishing their app's KPIs, he might quit his spiritual practice
Ayahuasca Shaman Dreading Another Week Of Guiding Tech CEOs To Spiritual Oneness
theonion.com, 17 May 2016

IQUITOS, PERU—Saying he was trying not to think about how awful the next few days would be, master ayahuasca shaman Piero Salazar expressed his sense of dread Tuesday as he confirmed his week would once again be spent guiding American tech CEOs to spiritual oneness.

Speaking to reporters, the practitioner of ancient South American religious rituals involving the hallucinogenic ayahuasca plant explained that, while he was ordinarily happy to share his culture’s spiritual wisdom with others, the constant stream of wealthy Silicon Valley executives seeking transcendental enlightenment had become an increasingly loathsome and disheartening part of his occupation.

South Koreans Shun Smartphones in 'Space-Out' Competition

South Korean taking part in Seoul's "space-out"
competition at a riverside park in Seoul on
May 22, 2016.  Photo:  AP
South Koreans shun smartphones in 'space-out' competition
straitstimes.com, 22 May 2016

SEOUL (AFP) - Dozens of people in one of the world's most wired nations on Sunday (May 22) took part in South Korea's "space-out" competition aimed at promoting a life free from stress and information overload.

About 60 contestants spent 90 minutes sitting in a public park in Seoul without talking, sleeping, eating, or using any electronic devices during the event - under the slogan of "Relax Your Brain".

The "space-out" competition was launched by local activists in 2014.

Sunday's event - organised by the Seoul city council - drew more than 1,500 online applicants who vied for the available places in the competition.

"Let our brain - never free from information overload from a smartphone, TV or computer - relax! Let's enjoy just thinking nothing!" the council said in a statement.

Canada: Genetically Modified Salmon Approved for Sale As Food

No consultation, no special labelling

Genetically modified salmon approved for sale as food in Canada

by Laura Chapin, CBC News, 19 May 2016 

Health Canada, CFIA say they've completed thorough and rigorous scientific reviews

AquaBounty's modifications allow the fish to grow twice as fast as
conventional salmon.  (Supplied by AqauBounty)
The first genetically modified food animal has been approved for sale in Canada.

At a news conference in Ottawa on Thursday, Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced AquaBounty's genetically modified salmon has been approved for sale as food in Canada. AquaBounty said it will be at least a year before the salmon will be available in stores.

A final round of thorough and rigorous Canadian scientific reviews found that AquAdvantage Salmon is as safe and nutritious as conventional salmon, according to technical briefing documents provided by Health Canada.

The same conclusion was reached by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2010, but it took until November 2015 for the agency to approve the fish for sale as food in that country. That decision is being challenged by a group of environmental, consumer, and commercial and recreational fishing organizations.

If Children Lose Contact with Naure They Won't Fight For It

'The great indoors has become a far more dangerous place
than the diminished world beyond.'
Illustration by Daniel Pudles
The great indoors, as a result, has become a far more dangerous place than the diminished world beyond.  The rise of obesity, rickets and asthma and the decline in cardio-respiratory fitness are well documented.  Indoor life has been linked to an increase in ADHD and other mental ill health.

If children lose contact with nature they won't fight for it
George Monbiot, The Guardian, 
19 November 2012

With half of their time spent at screens, the next generation will be poorly equipped to defend the natural world from harm

'One woe doth tread upon another's heel, So fast they follow". That radical green pressure group PriceWaterhouseCoopers warns that even if the present rate of global decarbonisation were to double, we would still be on course for 6C of warming by the end of the century. Confining the rise to 2C requires a sixfold reduction in carbon intensity: far beyond the scope of current policies.

How Smartphone Light Affects Your Brain and Body

How Smartphone Light Affects Your Brain & Body (Infographic)
by Arjun Walia, collective-evolution.com, 21 May 2016

You might not know this, but your smartphone emits a bright blue light which allows you to read what’s on the screen even during the brightest points of the day. But the light doesn’t turn off or adjust according to the hour of the day; it’s continually emitted, not only by our smartphones, but by our laptops, televisions, and other devices as well. The problem is that this light, which mimics the brightness of the sun, confuses your brain into thinking it’s daytime, even during the dead of night. This in turn stops your brain from releasing melatonin, the hormone which induces sleep, and prevents you from falling asleep. This is why experts recommend to turn off all screens at least two hours before bed.

Irish Group R.E.G.R.E.T. Calls Out Gardasil Propaganda

Irish Group R.E.G.R.E.T. Calls Out Gardasil Propaganda
Posted on May 20, 2016 by Thinking Moms' Revolution

Anna Cannon wrote the letter which follows on behalf of the parents and girls of R.E.G.R.E.T, in response to a pro-HPV vaccine article published on 15 May 2016 by The Irish Times. The Irish group R.E.G.R.E.T. (Reactions and Effects of Gardasil Resulting in Extreme Trauma) was established by parents of girls who have been seriously harmed by the HPV vaccination.

Dear Editor,

Dr Jacky Jones, in her column “Why are vaccines, like the HPV vaccination, getting bad press?” (17 May) makes a sweeping dismissal of the real-life experience of those represented by R.E.G.R.E.T — a parent-led organisation formed in response to the chronic degeneration of health experienced by our daughters in the aftermath of the HPV vaccination. Instead, in an article that claims “the science is overwhelmingly in favour of . . . the HPV vaccine”, she links the bad press to an unsubstantiated “hidden agenda” based, bizarrely, on backward sexual mores. We are a support group set up in May 2015 and now, sadly, represent 350 girls who have suffered severe, long term effects following the HPV vaccination, which is routinely administered now to girls at age 12.

This represents a statistic of 1 in 600 of those in Ireland who receive the vaccine. These 350 cases of previously healthy and vibrant adolescents are only those that have registered with R.E.G.R.E.T., we are aware that there may be many others. Considering our parents regretted consent to their daughters receiving the HPV vaccination, the claim that we should be opposed to it for religious reasons or other, is nothing but ridiculous.

21 May 2016

Silicon Assassins Condemn Humans to Life of Uselessness

Artificial Intelligence will create a 'useless class' of human, predicts bestselling historian. "Instead of morphing into omnipotent, all-knowing masters of the universe, the human mob might end up jobless and aimless, whiling away our days off our nuts on drugs, with VR headsets strapped to our faces."

NOTE: The Guardian quickly changed the title of this article from "Silicon Assassins..." to the title below and also changed the lead photo.

AI will create 'useless class' of human, predicts bestselling historian

by Ian Sample, Science editor, The Guardian, 20 May 2016

Smarter artificial intelligence is one of 21st century’s most dire threats, writes Yuval Noah Harari in follow-up to Sapiens

It is hard to miss the warnings. In the race to make computers more intelligent than us, humanity will summon a demon, bring forth the end of days, and code itself into oblivion. Instead of silicon assistants we’ll build silicon assassins.

The doomsday story of an evil AI has been told a thousand times. But our fate at the hand of clever cloggs robots may in fact be worse - to summon a class of eternally useless human beings.

20 May 2016

Scientists Conclude Child's Brain & Inner Ear Undergo Serious Risk When Exposed to Wireless

Scientists Conclude Child's Brain & Inner Ear Undergo Serious Risk When Exposed to Wireless
PRLog, 13 April 2016

National advocacy group correlates children's exposure to wireless radiation as a risk factor for developing Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD).

The amount of wireless radiation in our environment is staggering. Wireless radiation is emitted from devices such as cell phones, laptops, Wi-Fi routers, baby monitors and more. Children of all ages are seen placing wireless devices up against their heads and bodies without any thought given to the potential harm this may cause.

SPD is a neurological condition affecting many children. Conservative estimates indicate 1 in 20 (Miller 2004) suffer from SPD while a more recent study (Ben-Sasson, Briggs-Gowan 2009) shows 1 and 6 are affected.

All of our senses are closely linked and work in concert with the brain to achieve normal sensory integration. When a child suffers from SPD, their brain is either not receiving sensory input or not processing sensory input accurately. SPD can be a debilitating condition impacting a child's safety, self esteem, relationships, daily routines / activities, and overall quality of life.

How Cell Phones Can Actually Cause Cancer

Photo:  Courtesy
How phones can actually cause cancer
by Protus Onyango, standardmedia.co.ke, 
20 May 2016

The debate whether cell phone use can cause cancer and other tumors has been ranging for some time now.

Though medical experts worldwide differ on this, some like Ruchira Misra are convinced of the effects of prolonged cell-phone usage.

Dr. Misra, a consultant Paediatric Hematologist and Oncologist at Fortis Memorial Research Institute in India, believes that prolonged use of mobile phones exposes the user to radio frequency radiation which can cause cancer.

“There are not enough studies to prove this; but we have seen that there is radiation exposure from the batteries that can cause cancer, and so should not be held close,” said Misra.

The doctor wrote to the the family of a 15-year-old girl fighting for her life for the past three years with T cell Rich B cell Lymphoma, saying the condition was as a result of exposure to cell phone radiation.

Business Executive Who Claimed Spending Six Hours a Day on His Mobile Gave Him Brain Cancer Dies Aged 44

Mr. Phillips was forced to quit his £100,00 a year
job due to his illness, and launched a campaign to
raise awareness of the risks of using mobile phones.
Business executive who claimed spending six hours a day on his mobile gave him brain cancer dies aged 44

- Ian Phillips was found to have a lemon-sized tumour on his brain
- Had surgery and chemotherapy but was told he had just 3 years to live
- Campaigned against phones after claiming his mobile caused his cancer
- Family say they have received hundreds of tributes from all over the world

A businessman who claimed using his mobile phone for six hours a day gave him brain cancer has died at the age of 44.

Ian Phillips spent his last months warning about the risks of long exposure to radiation from mobiles.

After going to hospital with a bad headache, he was given the devastating news he had a lemon-sized brain tumour - and has just three years to live.

Mr Phillips claimed his cancer was caused by excessive use of his mobile phone, as his job as an operations manager for a large firm required him to spend more than 100 hours a month making calls.

Report on Possible Impacts of Communication Towers on Wildlife Including Birds and Bees (Government of India, 2010)

Report on Possible Impacts of Communication Towers on Wildlife Including Birds and Bees
Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India, 2010 (Extracts)

Future Scenario 

India is one of the fastest growing mobile telephony industries in the world. It is estimated that by 2013, 1 billion plus people will be having cell phone connection in India. With the growth of cell phone subscriber, it has also lead to growth of infrastructure in the form of mobile phone towers. Today, in absence of any policy on infrastructure development and location of cell phone towers, large number of mobile phone towers are being installed in a haphazard manner across urban and sub urban habitats in India.

Along with the growth of phone towers and subscribers, India is also witnessing a rapid population growth. To feed and support this rapidly growing population the agricultural security and the factors influencing them should be of concern. However, the population of many species such as honey bees, which is one of the most important pollinator and important factor for agricultural productivity, has seen a drastic population drop.

Tinnitus and Cell Phones: the Role of Electromagnetic Radiofrequency Radiation

Note:  Published version of study (we posted the uncorrected proof of this study in September 2015).

"Conclusion:  There are already reasonable evidences to suggest caution for using mobile phones to prevent auditory damage and the onset or worsening of tinnitus."

Tinnitus and cell phones: the role of electromagnetic radiofrequency radiation
Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology. 82(1):97-104.January–February 2016. doi:10.1016/j.bjorl.2015.04.013

Luisa Nascimento Medeiros, Tanit Ganz Sanchez


Introduction:  Tinnitus is a multifactorial condition and its prevalence has increased on the past decades. The worldwide progressive increase of the use of cell phones has exposed the peripheral auditory pathways to a higher dose of electromagnetic radiofrequency radiation (EMRFR). Some tinnitus patients report that the abusive use of mobiles, especially when repeated in the same ear, might worsen ipsilateral tinnitus.

Health Concerns Over Wireless Technology in Schools

This excellent news clip raises the issue of health concerns over wireless technology in schools, including introduction of virtual reality headsets.

FOX 5 News: Parents Concerned About WiFi in MCPS Schools (15 February 2016 - 6 mn.)

Acute Effects of 30 Minutes of Exposure to a Smartphone Call on In Vitro Platelet Function

Discussion:  "This study demonstrates that smartphone radiofrequency waves induce significant perturbation of platelet structure and function, thus providing further support to concerns regarding excessive use of mobile phones. Caution should also be taken with regards to blood products containing platelets, which should be kept far away from mobile phones and smartphones throughout the production pipeline and storage period."

Acute effects of 30 minutes of exposure to a smartphone call on in vitro platelet function.
Blood Transfus. 2016 May 6:1-5. doi: 10.2450/2016.0327-15. [Epub ahead of print]

Lippi G1, Danese E1, Brocco G1, Gelati M1, Salvagno GL1, Montagnana M1.

Author information


Significant concerns are now regularly raised about the safety of excessive mobile phone use. This study was aimed to assess the acute effects of radiofrequency waves emitted by a commercial smartphone on platelet function.

Modern Electronic Devices: An Increasingly Common Cause of Skin Disorders in Consumers

Modern Electronic Devices: An Increasingly Common Cause of Skin Disorders in Consumers.
Dermatitis. 2016 May-Jun;27(3):82-9. doi: 10.1097/DER.0000000000000184.

Corazza M1, Minghetti S, Bertoldi AM, Martina E, Virgili A, Borghi A.

Author information


: The modern conveniences and enjoyment brought about by electronic devices bring with them some health concerns. In particular, personal electronic devices are responsible for rising cases of several skin disorders, including pressure, friction, contact dermatitis, and other physical dermatitis. The universal use of such devices, either for work or recreational purposes, will probably increase the occurrence of polymorphous skin manifestations over time. It is important for clinicians to consider electronics as potential sources of dermatological ailments, for proper patient management. We performed a literature review on skin disorders associated with the personal use of modern technology, including personal computers and laptops, personal computer accessories, mobile phones, tablets, video games, and consoles.

19 May 2016

Should Parents Be Worried About Nanoparticles in Baby Formula?

This "Friends of the Earth report raises a number of unresolved questions. Did the manufacturers knowingly add the nanoparticles to their products? How are they and the FDA ensuring the products’ safety? Do consumers have a right to know when they’re feeding their babies nanoparticles?"  [Bottom line: "Safety here should not, and indeed cannot, be taken for granted."]

Should Parents Be Worried About Nanoparticles in Baby Formula?
by Andrew Maynard, The Conversation, 17 May 2016 (Extracts of article)

There’s a lot of stuff you’d expect to find in baby formula: proteins, carbs, vitamins, essential minerals. But parents probably wouldn’t anticipate finding extremely small, needle-like particles. Yet this is exactly what a team of scientists here at Arizona State University (ASU) recently discovered.
The research, commissioned and published by Friends of the Earth—an environmental advocacy group—analyzed six commonly available off-the-shelf baby formulas (liquid and powder) and found nanometer-scale needle-like particles in three of them. The particles were made of hydroxyapatite—a poorly soluble calcium-rich mineral. Manufacturers use it to regulate acidity in some foods, and it’s also available as a dietary supplement...

What do regulators know about nano-safety?

Paris Goes Car-Free First Sunday of Every Month

The first Sunday of every month is a car-free day in Paris.
Paris Goes Car-Free First Sunday of Every Month
by Katie Pohlman, EcoWatch, 17 May 2016

Parisians can walk, skate or cycle down the iconic Champs Elysees one day a month without worrying about traffic. The first Sunday of every month is a car-free day, an attempt to reduce pollution in the French city. The initiative began in September 2015 as the brainchild of Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo.

The Paris Breathes campaign, responsible for implementing the program, blocks off 13 sections of the city at various times throughout the day. Sections are closed for various time periods ranging from four to 10 hours, according to the campaign’s website. There are an additional four locations that go car-free for the summer months only. The first car-free day—Sept. 27, 2015—led to a 40 percent drop in nitrogen dioxide in Paris, The Guardian reported.

Can Virtual Reality Help Connect More People to Nature?

Our comment:  Disappointing, coming from environmental activist Dr. Suzuki, who does not raise the issue of physical risks of virtual reality technology.  But he does question the disconnect from nature encouraged by this technology:  "As with all new technology, there will be unintended repercussions, the greatest of which will be further estrangement from nature. Studies show that because people evolved out of nature, we need that connection with the natural world for mental and physical well-being.  Author Richard Louv categorizes a suite of childhood problems—including bullying, attention deficit disorder and hyperactivity—as “nature deficit disorder,” induced or worsened by too little physical exposure to nature... I’m sure innovation and creativity will continue to drive the technology to new frontiers. I’m just as sure there will be enormous unexpected and damaging consequences if we aren’t careful... "

Can Virtual Reality Help Connect More People to Nature?
by Dr. David Suzuki, EcoWatch, 13 May 2016

The digital revolution is breaking new ground every day. Technology has a way of doing that. I remember when Hewlett-Packard introduced its first “laptop” computer, which stored a page and a half of writing. It revolutionized my life as a newspaper columnist, allowing me to write on planes or in a tent and submit articles through a phone. I never imagined the steady advances that would lead to today’s powerful laptops, tablets and handheld computers.

More Evidence Industry is Rigging the Glyphosate Game, As FAO/WHO Declares Chemical is Unlikely to Pose Carcinogenic Risk to Humans

Monsanto's Roundup relabeled by activists from Global
Justice Now, 28th April 2016.  The main active ingredient
is glyphosate.  (Photo:  Global Justice Now/Flickr/CC)
Our comment:  We all know by now how credible the World Health Organization is. Take the example of electromagnetic radiation. In May 2011, the Internaitonal Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified electromagnetic fields as "possibly carcinogenic to humans" (2B). One month later, in June, WHO issued a fact sheet stating, "current evidence does not confirm the existence of any health consequences from exposure to low level electromagnetic fields" (2014 revised text wording). Nearly all countries refer to WHO guidelines for setting public health standards. In the case of glyphosate, a favored ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup and other herbicides, the IARC classified the substance "probably carcinogenic to humans" (2A) in March 2015. Now, in May 2016, a co-analysis by the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) and WHO finds that the chemical is "unlikely to pose a carcinogenic risk to humans from exposure through the diet".  This about-face, encouraged by a "suspicious donation from Monsanto", is doing great harm by duping the public into believing exposure to glyphosate in foods is safe.

As EU Weighs Approval, More Evidence Industry is Rigging the Glyphosate Game
by Lauren McCauley, staff writer, Common Dreams, 18 May 2016

Suspicious donation from Monsanto emerges after WHO seemingly flipped in its assessment of the dangers posed by the chemical

As European officials on Wednesday weigh whether or not to re-approve the use of Monsanto's glyphosate, a storm has erupted after the World Health Organization (WHO) seemingly flipped in its assessment of the dangers posed by the chemical.

18 May 2016

Nebraska Farmers Sue Monsanto Alleging Roundup Gave Them Cancer

(Photo:  EcoWatch)
"The farmers are seeking punitive damages for defective design, failure to warn, negligence and breach of warranty." Monsanto is facing a mounting number of similar cancer lawsuits.

Nebraska Farmers Sue Monsanto Alleging Roundup Gave Them Cancer
by Lorraine Chow of EcoWatch, Buzzflash, Truthout, 16 May 2016

Article reprinted with permission from EcoWatch

Four Nebraskan agricultural workers have filed a lawsuit against Monsanto Co. alleging that the agribusiness giant’s cancer-linked product, Roundup, gave them non-Hodgkin lymphoma after many years of exposure.

The plaintiffs have also accused Monsanto of purposely misleading consumers about the safety of its blockbuster product, which contains glyphosate as its controversial main ingredient.

The plaintiffs allege that Monsanto mislabeled the product in defiance of the “body of recognized scientific evidence linking the disease to exposure to Roundup.”

Glyphosate, the most widely used herbicide in the world was infamously classified as “probably carcinogenic to humans” by the World Health Organization’s (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in March 2015.

The Autism Epidemic Is Rising Steadily in America Due to Vaccines, Electromagnetic Radiation, and Chemicals in the Food Supply

The autism epidemic is rising steadily in America, thanks to these three causitive factors
by Isabelle Z., Natural News, 11 May 2016

(NaturalNews) There is no question that autism is on the rise in the United States. In 2003, the autism rate was around 1 out of every 150 children. The current rate is believed to be somewhere around 1 in every 68 children, although a 2015 report by the CDC gives a rate of as high as 1 out of every 45 children. It is hard to imagine what this rate will be in 2025, and what effect it will have on society.

What is behind this concerning and dramatic increase? The truth is that autism is very complex, and there is still a lot that is not known about it. Nevertheless, several factors have been linked to autism. Here is a look at the three factors that are believed to play the biggest role in driving up the autism statistics.

Why the UN Humanitarian Summit Must Include Microwave Emissions from Space-Based WiFi Network Infrastructure

Global Union Against Radiation Deployment from Space 

For Immediate Release: 

Why the UN Humanitarian Summit MUST “aim high” 
17 May 2016 

The Global Union Against Radiation Deployment from Space (GUARDS) applauds the recent initiative from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for a first ever Worldwide Humanitarian Summit and his stated goal, “aiming high” to solve a number of world crises. 

Sarah Benson, GUARDS member in Greece “hopes that this Summit will ‘aim high’ enough to include an urgent issue affecting the entire population of the planet – microwave emissions from space-based WiFi network infrastructure.” Benson added, “GUARDS has, therefore, written a letter to the Secretary-General requesting that this issue be added to the agenda of the upcoming Humanitarian Conference.” 

Starting this year, 11,000 new satellites are to be deployed by eight USA companies to facilitate global WiFi everywhere and in particular to remote and undeveloped areas. This will flood the entire planet with biologically active levels of pulse-modulated microwave radiation. 

GUARDS opposes global wireless due to violations of human rights and harm to the environment that can easily be foreseen. 

17 May 2016

Electromagnetic Radiation, Obesity and Chronic Fatigue (2012 Paper)

Electromagnetic radiation, obesity and chronic fatigue, and, the effect of electromagnetic radiation on the body's brain, respiratory and skin barriers
Dr Andrew Goldsworthy explains the links
Main paper first published in March 2012; extracts in May 2012

Two extracts from Dr Goldsworthy's much longer paper, The biological effects of weak electromagnetic fields – problems and solutions.

Electromagnetic radiation, obesity and chronic fatigue

Gland cells (thyroid, adrenal etc) may be particularly sensitive to radiation because their secretions are normally produced in internal membrane systems, which can also be damaged.

Their secretions are usually released in vesicles (bubbles of membrane) that fuse with the external cell membrane and disgorge their contents to the outside (exocytosis). The vesicle membrane then becomes part of the external membrane. The resulting excess external membrane is counterbalanced by the reverse process (endocytosis) in which the external membrane buds off vesicles to the inside of the cell, which then fuse with the internal membranes.

Dubai: UAE Company Has Plans to Roll Out Super-Speed Li-Fi

Get LiFi internet in Dubai through streetlights 'this year'
by Matt Fortune, timeoutdubai.com,
12 April 2016

Time Out has news of plans by Zero 1 to launch Dubai internet through streetlights in Silicon Oasis by the end of 2016, in partnership with du

Dubai is to start delivering internet to users on the go through street lights.

That's the announcement from UAE company Zero 1 who have outlined their plans to roll out the super speed LiFi service in Silicon Oasis this year.

The technology, also known as Light Fidelity, has in 'real world condition' trials generated speeds of one gigabyte per second, essentially allowing the user to download high definition movies in a matter of seconds. In a laboratory setting, that figure was even more impressive, hitting 224GB a second.

Unlike the more traditional Wi-Fi which uses radio waves, this new technology transmits data through LED bulbs switching on and off too fast to be noticed by human eye, hence why streetlights are the perfect vehicle for it.

Allowing Devices in the Classroom Hurts Academic Performance, Study Finds

College students in a lecture hall (iStock)
Leave It in the Bag
by Carl Straumsheim, insidehighered.com, 
13 May 2016

Study by faculty members at West Point finds students perform better academically when laptops and tablets are banned from the classroom.

When faculty members at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point took away students’ computers and tablets in an introductory economics courses, their students' grades jumped.

The study of those faculty members' findings, published this month by the School Effectiveness and Inequality Initiative at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, suggests that male students and students with high grade point averages at the beginning of their college careers are most susceptible to their grades suffering from device-induced distraction.