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31 August 2016

France : A Deputy Is Concerned about Electrosensitive People

Photo credit: Richard Ying et Tangui Morlier – CC BY-SA 3.0
A Deputy is concerned about electrosensitive people this month of August
by jay, electrosensible,info, 30 August 2016 (translated by the Editor of "Towards Better Health")

The issue of electrosensitivity does not generally inspire politicians despite its having been introduced through the Abeille Law where an article requests obligatory reporting by the French health agency ANSES, but apart from this, nothing new.

In spite of the flagrant lack of inspiration regarding this condition on the part of a majority of our representatives, the Deputy Jean-Claude Buisine put the question to the government at the beginning of August, for the attention of the Minister for Social Affairs and Health, Marisol Touraine.

This Deputy from Somme wants to draw the attention of the Minister to our plight, which, it must be said, is not really glorious as he says, since some persons are obliged to abandon everything and face a kind of Kafkaesque wall erected in our society preventing us from being acknowledged, be it medically or socially.

30 August 2016

ABC Australia Bid to Sideline Science Reporter, Dr. Maryanne Demasi: Update

Wi-Fi stuff-up: ABC bid to sideline science reporter
by Sam Varghese, itwire.com, 29 August 2016

The episode of the ABC's main science programme Catalyst screened on Tuesday night (23 August) on Alzheimer's disease gave no credit to reporter Dr Maryanne Demasi, despite including interviews she had done, reliable sources have told iTWire.

Demasi's name was not even in the numerous credits at the end of the transcript and the sources say this may indicate the corporation is sharpening its knives to get rid of her.

A reporter on the programme for the last 10 years, Demasi was taken off on-air duties until September after a programme she made, on mobiles and Wi-Fi and their alleged connection to cancer, was pulled off the corporation's website in July following a long inquiry. The programme went to air in February and earned its fair share of criticism.

The ABC has some form with regard to forcing out any staffer who attracts controversy.

Petition Addressed to WHO and the Ministry for Health, Vienna: Wi-Fi and Mobile Communications-Free Protected Areas, Mandatory Declaration of Wireless Areas

(Choice of image by Editor of
"Towards Better Health")
Wi-Fi and Mobile Communications-Free Protected Areas, Mandatory Declaration of Wireless Areas

Petition addressed to:
World Health Organization,
Ministry of Health, Vienna

Started byTanja Pernul

[Translated by the Editor of "Towards Better Health".  Note, we are not sure when this petition was launched, but at least a year ago.  
Access to the petition in German.]

Dear World Health Organization Representatives at the Regional Office for Europe, Sg. Minister Dr. Sabine Oberhauser, 

Stop the Wi-Fi and mobile communications mania and ignoring human rights!

Everyone can decide freely about his life - then he shall also be free to decide whether he wants to use Wi-Fi and other wireless technologies. We have the right to do so!   There must also be zones for people who are not willing to sacrifice their health for this.

I call for awareness of the health effects caused by the now considerably increasing radiation in the high frequency range.

-> Wi-Fi at work: educating employees who work in a wireless area. (Most have no idea!) Consent of the employee.

29 August 2016

Michigan: C.S. Mott Children's Hospital Exposes Young Patients to Harmful Radiofrequency Radiation by Encouraging Them to Play "Pokémon Go"

Our comment:  How sick for a place of healing to comment that playing Pokémon Go "raises the general atmosphere of happiness" at this children's hospital.  It encourages young children to use cell phones, exposing them to radiofrequency radiation, worse, exposing SICK children, to this radiation.  We have written to the C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, drawing their attention to the risks to health, suggesting they consult the website of the Environmental Health Trust.

Children’s Hospital Uses ‘Pokemon GO’ to Get Patients Excited and Out of Bed
by Good News Network, 19 July 2016

A hospital is using the new Pokemon GO craze to get child patients out of bed and into the hallways for some fun time and physical activity.

“It’s kind of a sneaky way to get kids to exercise,” said J.J. Bouchard, who is employed in the pediatric wing of the Michigan hospital. “It’s getting people to look up from their phones and interact with one another.”

19 August 2016

The Health Argument against Cell Phones and Cell Towers

This 11-page document summarizes the health argument against cellular technology, including the National Toxicology Program study, the International EMF Scientist Appeal, and the 2012 BioIntiative report.  It goes into the reasons why the U.S. Government is not protecting the population against radiofrequency radiation and cites U.S. government agencies and medical organizations that dispute the validity of the FCC's exposure guidelines.  The document concludes by explaining what we can do to protect ourselves and our families from exposure.

The Health Argument against Cell Phones and Cell Towers
by Ronald M. Powell, Ph.D 1., 11 August 2016

The biomedical evidence showing that the radiofrequency radiation emitted by cell phones and cell towers is harmful to health continues to grow. This document summarizes the health argument against cellular technology, whatever the benefits of that technology may be. You may wish to inform yourself about these arguments for any of several reasons:

  • You use a cell phone.
  • You encourage, or do not discourage, the use of cell phones by family members.
  • You live in, or are contemplating moving into, a community close to a cell tower.
  • Your school or college is considering permitting the installation of a cell tower on its property.
  • Your community is considering permitting the installation of cellular repeaters, small-cell towers, or even full cell towers within its jurisdiction.

18 August 2016

Threat of Wifi and EMF the Subject of International Scientist Appeal

Threat of Wifi and EMF the Subject of International Scientist Appeal
by Brendan D. Murphy, co-founder Global Freedom Movement, author The Grand Illusion, Global Freedom Movement, 1
2 August 2016

This article (“Wifi and EMF Threat the Subject of International Scientist Appeal”) is original copyrighted material belonging to Global Freedom Movement and may be re-posted freely in full, with proper (clickable) attribution, with all hyperlinks, author bio, and this copyright statement intact.

Increasing numbers of scientists around the world are producing research data demonstrating the immediate threat posed to human health by saturation coverage of wi-fi, smart meters, and EMF in general. Now those researchers are banning together and getting involved in some vital activism. “The International EMF Scientist Appeal was initially signed by 190 scientists from 39 nations. All of these scientists have published peer-reviewed papers on the biological or health effects of non-ionizing radiation, part of the EMF spectrum that includes Extremely Low Frequency fields (ELF) used for electricity, or Radio Frequency radiation (RFR) used for wireless communications.”1

15 August 2016

New Science Study Comes Closer To Disclosing The Catastrophic Health And Environmental Consequences Of Climate Engineering

Knoxville, Tennessee.
Photo credit:  Marla Stair-Wood
Due to atmospheric circulation and gravitational deposition, large-scale population exposures to atmospherically-injected SRM [Solar Radiation Management] materials will almost certainly occur after their deployment. Population exposures could also occur through ingestion of food and water contaminated with deposited particles, as well as transdermally...  Population exposures to SRM materials will be continuous and prolonged over months to years… Thus the health effects will be primarily chronic in nature.

New Science Study Comes Closer To Disclosing The Catastrophic Health And Environmental Consequences Of Climate Engineering
by Dane Wigington
geoengineeringwatch.org, 25 January 2016

The walls of the power structure are beginning to buckle, those that have served the power brokers are beginning to respond to their own instinct of self survival. The University of Michigan Department of Environmental Health Sciences has just published a Science study, "Assessing The Direct Occupational And Public Health Impacts Of Solar Radiation Management With Stratospheric Aerosols" (excerpts from this study later in this article).

New Study One Step Closer to Linking Cell Phone Radiation and Cancer

Christopher Brown/ Flickr
New study one step closer to linking cell phone radiation and cancer
by Take Care Staff, wrvo.org, 13 August 2016

If you were asked what the best place for your cell phone is, you might say your pocket. But a recent study has shown keeping your cell phone on your person may be connected to certain types of cancer.

This week on “Take Care,” journalist Dina Fine Maron shares the findings of this study. Maron’s article, “Major Cell Phone Radiation Study Reignites Cancer Questions,” appeared in Scientific Americanin May 2016. Maron is an award winning journalist, the health and medicine editor for Scientific American, and is a contributor to the publication's podcasts and Instant Egghead video series.

The study conducted cost $25 million and was performed on rodents, says Maron. These rodents were exposed to the same type of radiation emitted from cell phones (non-ionizing radiation) for nine hours a day over the course of their two year life span, according to Maron.

“The study presents the strongest evidence so far, that such exposure is associated with the formation of rare cancers, and at least two cell types of the brain and the heart of rats,” Maron said.

Brain Tumor Rates Are Rising in the US: The Role of Cell Phone & Cordless Phone Use

Brain Tumor Rates Are Rising in the US: The Role of Cell Phone & Cordless Phone Use
saferemr.com, 11 August 2016

For additional evidence that cellphone and cordless phone use increase
brain tumor risk and that brain tumor incidence has been increasing in the U.S.


Hardell and Carlberg (2015) reported that brain tumor rates have been increasing in Sweden based upon the Swedish National Inpatient Registry data.

What about brain tumor rates in the United States?

Using national tumor registry data, a recent study found that the overall incidence of meningioma, the most common non-malignant brain tumor, has significantly increased in the United States in recent years (Dolecek et al., 2015). The age-adjusted incidence rate for meningioma significantly increased from about 6.3 per 100,000 in 2004 to about 7.8 per 100,000 in 2009. Brain tumor incidence increased for all age groups except youth (0-19 years of age).

14 August 2016

United Kingdom: Google Rolls Out Virtual Reality to School Children

The new system allows an entire classroom to don headsets and take
part in the same Virtual Reality experience, controlled by a teacher.
Google is rolling virtual reality out to UK school children. Dave Ashton comments: "This is utterly unbelievable - the insanity of young children putting microwave-emitting phones in cardboard boxes, right by their eyes and brain. How on earth can school managers, teachers, and parents let this happen? Why do so few of them seem to be asking serious questions, and why are so few of them informed?

Microwave radiation is a group 2B carcinogen which is linked to scores of health issues, including cancer and cataract formation (as well as heart disease, loss of fertility, neurological issues, autism - the list is endless). The $25m National Toxicology Study in the US has found that exposure to this radiation at levels too low to cause significant heating still resulted in heart and brain tumours in some of the exposed rats. For goodness sake, wake up people, and protect your children."

Google makes the field trip virtual: Expedition VR system lets teachers take pupils anywhere in the world (and beyond)
by Mark Prigg for Dailymail.com, 28 May 2015

  • System uses low cost cardboard headsets with a mobile phone inside 
  • Google working with GoPro to develop 360 camera system
  • Teachers can control pupil's headsets through a special app 

12 August 2016

iPad Alert: What Exactly Is Your Tablet Doing to Your Kid’s Brain?

These kids may be engrossed in their iPad, but a new book
says the tablet is harmful to their developing brains.
(Photo:  Flickr Creative Commons)
iPad Alert: What Exactly Is Your Tablet Doing to Your Kid’s Brain?
by John Bonazzo, observer.com, 
3 August 2016

Dr. Nicholas Kardaras argues that juvenile tech addiction is a public health crisis

Addiction psychologist Nicholas Kardaras still remembers the “aha moment” ten years ago when he realized that juvenile tech addiction was a public health crisis.

A young man who compulsively played World of Warcraft for 12 hours a day came into his office. He had lost touch with reality after spending so much time in the virtual world, and so thought the office was another level in the game. The boy ended up being sent to a psychiatric hospital.

“I saw the digital scourge impact him in a way that looked not only like clinical addiction but psychosis as well,” Kardaras told the Observer. “This digital psychosis is a strange new phenomenon we haven’t really dealt with.”

Kardaras has spent the last decade examining young tech addicts, and the result is the book Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction Is Hijacking Our Kids—and How to Break the Trance, which will be released August 9.

Radiating Corruption: The Frightening Science and Politics of Cell Phone Safety

Radiation from cell phones is more easily absorbed by
children than adults.
Radiating Corruption: The Frightening Science and Politics of Cell Phone Safety
by Gary Null Ph.D, Guest Writer for Wake Up World, 1st August 2016

In an article published in the New York Times in January 2016 entitled “At C.D.C., a Debate Behind Recommendations on Cellphone Risk”, author Danny Hakim discusses the controversy surrounding the potential health risks of using cell phones. Hakim writes that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidelines recommending “caution in cellphone use”, due to the potentially harmful effects of radiation emitted by the wireless devices on human health. Included in the guidelines was information about reducing exposure among children. Just a few weeks after the CDC’s publication, and amid rising concerns about cell phone safety, the CDC rescinded the advisory completely.

Today, the CDC website takes an ambiguous stance on the issue, stating: “Can using a cell phone cause cancer? There is no scientific evidence that provides a definite answer to that question. Some organizations recommend caution in cell phone use. More research is needed before we know if using cell phones causes health effects.” (1)

10 August 2016

Gardasil: Sharing the Carnage with Boys

Zach's mother:  "I have watched my only child age decades within the span of less than 2 years. It has taken a year and a half later for him to finally find a group of doctors who believe he is Gardasil injured, but they do not know how to treat him."

Gardasil: Sharing the Carnage with Boys

by Jennifer Otto, California
SaneVax.org, 10 August 2016

In 2014, at the age of 18 and a half, Zach was a first semester full-time college student and worked a laborious job roughly 30 hours a week. His life was on track, he was social, active and happy. Zach swam like a fish in the water with a body built for track who walked miles almost every day.

In early October that same year, Zach sustained an ankle injury which placed him out of work while he recovered. During this October 3rd appointment for his ankle, he was talked into a flu vaccination. October 13th, Zach returned for a follow up and was talked into accepting the Gardasil and meningococcal vaccines. It was shortly after this that the first phase of his health decline began.

Electromagnetic Fields in Schools: A Precautionary Approach

EMF in schools: a precautionary approach
by Jo Williams, Educator, Coach, Speaker, linkedin.com,
28 July 2016

Concern over children’s chronic exposure to electric and magnetic fields (EMF) is increasing alongside the rapid rise of technology, the prolific use of wireless devices by very young children both at home and school, and new environmental illnesses that are emerging. Despite wireless computer networks (WiFi) being used in schools for years, it was only in 2010 that the first study of its health effects were published. Technological development has outpaced scientific knowledge. This is why we need to take a precautionary approach when implementing BYOD practices (bring your own device) and WiFi technology in the classroom: anything else would be highly hazardous.

What is WiFi and how can it affect us?

The Dangers from 5G Millimeter Waves

"Widespread use of 60GHz radiation is opening a Pandora's box beyond the comprehension of our legislators, and, apparently, beyond most of our scientists."

A quick backgrounder on the dangers from 5G Millimeter-Waves - by Professor Trevor Marshall (via Mobilfunk/Omega Group)

by Trevor Marshall, posted 9 August 2016

Very high frequency Microwave signals emit Millimeter Waves, so called because the wavelengths are smaller (typically 5mm) rather than the 16cm microwaves from 2.4GHz WiFi. Yet these millimetre waves can do much more damage to human metabolism than microwaves.

If you read through our recent paper (1) explaining the mechanism by which Microwave Photons disturb the operation of molecules within our cells, you can see that the energy of WiFi Microwave Photons, for photons are the appropriate fundamental measure of electromagnetic energy when dealing with molecules, is around 5 ueV at 2.4GHz. But at 60GHz, the millimetre waves to be used by 5G have an energy 25 times higher, at about 122 ueV. In order for a Hydrogen Bond to be displaced and trigger disease dysfunction, an energy of 10-20meV is needed. This takes around 3000 photons from a 2.4GHz WiFi system, but only 120 photons at millimetre wavelengths.

08 August 2016

New Blog Describes What It Is Like to Live with Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS) in the Modern World

Dave Ashton, the author of this post "Joining Up the Dots", is also the creator of this excellent new blog, 

I am honored to work with him.  His awareness-raising and understanding of the issues of the effects of wireless technology and electrohypersensitivity have been invaluable in carrying out our advocacy in Switzerland.

Dave describes his blog:

"The blog publishes articles on what it is like to live with electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) in the modern world, written by people who know only too well.

I'd welcome contributions for publishing - please send me an email to have your story included, or contact me via one of the Facebook links.

Very often, articles in the media seek to dismiss electrosensitivity as a psychological issue, and one that is unrelated to electromagnetic fields and radiation.

I believe that the scientific evidence shows that this industry-friendly view of the condition is catastrophically wrong, and I hope that the tales of what electrosensitive people have to endure, and what our backgrounds are, will help to dispel the myth that we have some irrational fear of technology, and that it's "all in our heads".

Please join me on this quest for recognition of this debilitating condition, and for the support and empathy of those around us.

Debilitated by Electrohypersensitivity

Rondebosch doctor John Gardner invested in an expensive
electromagnetic sensing device.
Testimonies by a medical doctor and others, debilitated by exposure to electromagnetic radiation from wireless technology.

Debilitated by electro hypersensitivity...
by Karen Watkins, iol.co.za, 28 July 2016

John Gardner has permanent ringing in his ears and insomnia.

It was 10 years ago - his memory is fuzzy as to the exact timeline - that he suffered debilitating head pain and ended up in a geriatric psychological ward, heavily sedated, believed to be suicidal.

Unable to work he lost his surgery, his wife and his home. He believes it began with the introduction of wi-fi and 4G (the fourth generation of wireless mobile telecommunications technology).

He now warns that wi-fi and cordless phones are radiating 24 hours a day and are the equivalent of having a cell tower in your house.

In 2004 Karen Geranios of Lakeside collapsed, ending up in a trauma ward with symptoms diagnosed as psychosomatic and blamed on stress.

07 August 2016

Connecticut Department of Public Health Recommends Reducing Cell Phone Exposure

Connecticut Department Of Public Health Recommends Reducing Cell Phone Exposure
Environmental Health Trust

EHT has learned that in May 2015 the Connecticut Department of Public Health issued specific recommendations to reduce exposure to cellphone radiation. It is notable that the Department has gone further than the CDC, EPA and FDA in detailing 7 steps on how people can reduce exposure. Furthermore, the Department also gives the opinion that “It is wise to reduce your exposure to radiofrequency energy from cell phones whenever possible.”

(page 1 of 4 pages):

Extract:

05 August 2016

Testimony of Hospitalization by an Electrohypersensitive Person

We are sharing a letter addressed to the marketing and communication service of a hospital in Switzerland, written by an electrohypersensitive person who underwent an emergency operation there.  The head of nursing at the hospital has replied with an invitation to meet to discuss this issue.

Testimony of Hospitalization by an Electrohypersensitive Person
Posted 5 August 2016


Ref: Emergency OP and hospitalization

The reply to your questionnaire requires explanation because I spent two nights and three days as a total Zombie there, before returning to normal just half an hour after my departure.

My entire stay would have been perfect (from the warm and minimally bureaucratic welcome to the way in which everyone conducted themselves with calm, kindness, and efficiency from the operating room to the hospital room) if it hadn't been for one downside which disturbed it all: I have been "EHS" (electro-hyper-sensitive) for the last 3 years. That means that I do not tolerate electromagnetic waves of high (Wi-Fi, mobile phones, DECT, relay antennas etc.) as well as low frequencies (household electricity, "economical" light bulbs etc.).

04 August 2016

Spain: High Court of Madrid Ruling Recognizes "Electrosensitivity" as Grounds for Total Permanent Disability

UPDATE 29 August 2016:   An auto-translation of the legal decision in the High Court of Madrid, which found in favor of an EHS sufferer, an ex-employee at Ericsson, is included in a post published on Dave Ashton's blog, "Being Electrosensitive":
"Spain - EHS Legally Recognised".

A statement considers for first time "electrosensitivity" as grounds for total permanent disability
by Patricia Esteban, noticias.juridicas.com,
3 August 2016

[Note:  Google translation - we corrected the grammar only in the sub-headings and where very evident.  We are seeking a person fluent in English and Spanish to provide a better translation of this article.]

A statement considers first the "electrosensitivity" as grounds for total permanent disability

A recent ruling by the High Court of Madrid, No. 588/2016 dated 6 July 2016 (rapporteur Mr. Miguel Moreiras Cabellero) has recognized for the first time a situation of total permanent disability for the exercise of the profession of a telecommunications engineer suffering from a rare syndrome, "electrosensitivity syndrome (EHS)", which prevents him from working in environments with electromagnetic fields. It does not recognize, however, an absolute permanent disability.

02 August 2016

France : EHS Consultation Cochin/ANSES : Testimony

"Passing off the electrosensitive as
mental patients."
Testimony of Coralie
EHS Consultation Cochin/ANSES
next-up.org, 2012
(translated by the Editor of "Towards Better Health")

Allow me to inform you of the following:  Three years ago I became electrosensitive, diagnosed after a series of examinations by Professor Dominique Belpomme.

I discovered on a site for electrosensitives that consultations were opening throughout France with a list of doctors proposing "patient care" of electrosensitive persons.

Finally, the Ministry of Health through ANSES with a network of doctors was interested in this condition.  I could finally benefit from recognition, medical care, the latest advances, treatment, advice... something to improve my condition which was slowly and unalterably deteriorating.

Medical Pioneer Writes a History of Environmental Hypersensitivities

Dr. Rea founded the Dallas-based,
Environmental Health Center in 1974.
Medical pioneer writes a history of environmental hypersensitivities
by André Fauteux, www.maisonsaine.ca, 1 août 2016

Errors in diagnosis and treatment of diseases are common in physicians ignoring the principles of environmental medicine. They should be aware that various tests developed since the early 1980s “take the guess work out of the diagnosis” of chemical and electrical and electromagnetic hypersensitivity, writes Dr William J. Rea in a new paper published in Reviews on Environmental Health1. A practising physician for 53 years, the American allergist, immunologist and thoracic surgeon has performed such tests on more than 30,000 patients in the last 35 years at the Environmental Health Center-Dallas (EHCD) he founded and still heads in Texas. These tests must be performed in controlled environments where the levels of biological, chemical and electromagnetic pollution has been reduced to a minimum using notably air filters, inert construction materials and copper shielding.