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30 April 2017

Wireless Tech and Our Kids

The biggest window of vulnerability occurs in utero and
during childhood when the immune system and brain
are developing.
Important links listed within this description, additional articles in comments.
June 2016

Check out this excellent Website:
Parents for Safe Technology

FACT #1 Children absorb more of this radiation than adults. “The average exposure from use of the same mobile phone is higher by a factor of 2 in a child’s brain and higher by a factor of 10 in the bone marrow of the skull.” The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) 2011 Monograph on Radio Frequency Fields; the complete monograph is downloadable on the IARC web site.

FACT #2 US exposure standards do not protect children. Standards are 18 years old and based on the radiation absorption into a model of 200-pound, 6-foot tall male brain (called the SAM). Wireless radiation standards do not protect the 97% of the population with heads smaller than this adult male SAM model. Read more about children's absorption compared to adults and all about the research that informed the picture above here.

Why Highways Should Isolate Self-Driving Cars in Special Smart Lanes

Why highways should isolate self-driving cars in special smart lanes
by Umberto Malesci, venturebeat.com
25 April 2017

The race is on. Tech giants like Google, Tesla and most car makers — from Toyota to Ford and Volvo — are betting billions to get intelligent self-driving cars on the road as soon as possible. Earlier this month, Apple became the 30th company to be granted permission to test autonomous vehicles on California by the state’s DMV. Even Amazon is reported to have created a team to understand how to best leverage the upcoming revolution. And Waymo (sister company of Google) has started testing its fleet in Phoenix.

But the road to autonomy is long, winding, and dangerous. Hours after being deployed in San Francisco in December, Uber’s autonomous cars were caught running a red light. Last year in Florida, a Tesla driver died in a crash when the car, on autopilot, confused a truck making a turn for an overhead road sign.

Current Understanding of the Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields

"In light of recent findings of the link of EMF radiation and the development of malignant tumors in rats, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) set out a few recommendations to decrease the adverse effects of cell phone exposure on children.9 These recommendations include encouraging children to use text messaging when possible, make only short and essential calls on cellular phones, use hand free kits and wired headsets, and hold the cell phone an inch or more away from the head. Furthermore, the AAP also encourages parents to limit cell phone and television use in children to 2 hours or less per day. These are a few small, but nonetheless important, measures we can take to reduce excessive EMF exposure in children until more definitive research is available."

Current Understanding of the Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields
Tayaba Miah, BS; Deepak Kamat, MD, PhD, FAAP

Pediatric Annals
April 2017 - Volume 46 · Issue 4: e172-e174
Posted April 17, 2017
DOI: 10.3928/19382359-20170316-01


29 April 2017

Scientists Call for Protection from Ill-Health Effects of Cell Phones, Wi-Fi

Numerous recent scientific publications have shown that
EMF affects living organisms at levels well below most
international and national guidelines.
AFP Photo/ Stefan Heunis
Scientists call for protection from ill-health effects of cell phones, Wi-Fi
by Chukwuma Muanya, Assistant Editor, The Guardian, Nigeria, 27 April 2017

Scientists engaged in the study of biological and health effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic fields (EMF) have raised fresh alarm. Based on their peer-reviewed, published research, the scientists said they have serious concerns regarding the ubiquitous and increasing exposure to EMF generated by electric and wireless devices.

These include–but are not limited to–radiofrequency radiation (RFR) emitting devices, such as cellular and cordless phones and their base stations, Wi-Fi, broadcast antennas, smart meters, and baby monitors as well as electric devices and infra-structures used in the delivery of electricity that generate extremely-low frequency electromagnetic field (ELF EMF).

Peer-Reviewed Studies on Acoustic Neuroma and Cell Phone Use

Acoustic Neuroma and Cell Phone Use
saferemr.com, 26 April 2017

Studies that report evidence of increased risk of acoustic neuroma associated with long-term cell phone use

Nine peer-reviewed studies, including one cohort study, have found evidence that long-term cell phone use is associated with increased risk of acoustic neuroma, a tumor on the nerve from the ear to the brain.

Cohort Studies

Benson et al, 2013 (acoustic neuroma) - UK Million Women cohort study

For acoustic neuroma, there was an increase in risk with long term use vs never use (10+ years: RR = 2.46, 95% CI = 1.07-5.64, P = 0.03), the risk increasing with duration of use (trend among users, P = 0.03).

Italy: Florence: Judge Connects Tumor and Mobile Phone


Florence:  Judge connects tumor and mobile phone

The court of Florence like that of Ivrea: disability compensation for a salesperson

After the Ivrea Court, Florence has also recognized a link between cell phone use and the development of a tumor. On Friday, labor judge Vincenzo Nuvoli condemned the Inail [National Institute for Insurance against Accidents at Work] to payment of compensation for permanent disability (16 percent) to a man who in 2014 was diagnosed with acoustic neuroma of the right auditory nerve. For thirteen years, Alessandro Maurri, 60, assigned to sales for an import-export company, would use the mobile phone for an average of 2-3 hours a day. Maurri began working in 1985. In 1994 he was awarded a corporate phone, and got to manage about 800 customers throughout Tuscany. Since 2002, when the office closed, he continued to work from home and used his cell phone up to an average of six hours a day. In 2008, he was diagnosed  with an acoustic neuroma which required surgery.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Specific Absorption Rates (SAR)

To ensure that the cell phone does not exceed the legal limit, consumers should never keep their cell phone in their pockets or next to their skin.
 The cell phone is not tested directly against the body because almost all cell phones would fail the SAR test as the radiation absorption increases dramatically when the cell phone is close to the body. 

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Specific Absorption Rates (SAR)
saferemr.com, 27 April 2017

  • What are the SAR values for Samsung’s new smart phones? 
  • What is the manufacturer's recommended minimum body separation distance?
  • How should consumers use this information?

Be sure to read the latest  Consumer Reports safety warnings  about cell phone use.

Also see: "Do iPhones emit more radiation than
Samsung Galaxy phones?"

According to test reports filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) for the Galaxy S8 for cellular transmission is 0.34 watts per kilogram (w/kg) at the head, and 0.93 w/kg when worn on the body. The WiFi hotspot SAR is 0.95 w/kg. The SAR for simultaneous transmission (cellular plus Wi-Fi) is 1.25 w/kg at the head, 1.39 w/kg when worn on the body, and 1.52 w/kg when used as a hotspot. (1)

28 April 2017

Electrosensitivity Explained in a Comic Strip

Electrosensitivity explained in a comic strip
ARA, www.alerte.ch, posted 28 April 2017

Dr. CEM by Kri

Dr. CEM could be one of the 14 doctors, co-authors of the "EUROPAEM EMF Guideline 2016 for the prevention,diagnosis and treatment of EMF-related healthproblems and illnesses".  This publication, written by internationally-known doctors to inform physicians, comprises 69 pages of text, perhaps too technical for a wide audience, especially young persons.  We hope that this comic strip will raise awareness of the health risks concerning unrestrained use of wireless technologies.

Click here for the link to the comic strip

About the artist:

27 April 2017

France: Phonegate* : Rejection of the Interlocutory Proceedings against ANFR by the Administrative Tribunal of Melun

Phonegate* : Rejection of the Interlocutory Proceedings against ANFR by the Administrative Tribunal of Melun
by Marc Arazi, arazi.fr, 27 April 2017

Communiqué, 26 April 2017

By a ruling made on 20 April 2017, as follow-up to the public hearing of 19 April 2017, the Administrative Tribunal of Melun rejected all demands for interlocutory proceedings that we had initiated against the National Frequency Agency (ANFR) on 20 February 2017. The court considered that the requested measurements would be an obstacle to enforcement of an administrative decision (explicit decision of ANFR dated 19 December 2016 refusing the transmission of documents relating to measurements of the specific absorption rate (SAR) of 95 mobile phones tested) without establishing the existence of a serious and imminent danger.

26 April 2017

Statement By Dr. Devra Davis On The Landmark California Court Ruling Upholding The Berkeley Cell Phone Ordinance

Statement By Dr. Devra Davis On The Landmark California Court Ruling Upholding The Berkeley Cell Phone Ordinance
ehtrust.org, 22 April 2017

In a clear victory for the public right to know with a landmark court decision, the US Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has upheld the City of Berkeley’s ordinance requiring phone sellers make public typically hidden advice about distances used for cell phone testing. In an April 21, 2017 filing, the Court decisively rejected the industry argument that making that advice public deprived them of their First Amendment rights.

Phone sellers in Berkeley are required to post this notice:

To assure safety, the Federal Government requires that cell phones meet radiofrequency (RF) exposure guidelines. If you carry or use your phone in a pants or shirt pocket or tucked into a bra when the phone is ON and connected to a wireless network, you may exceed the federal guidelines for exposure to RF radiation. Refer to the instructions in your phone or user manual for information about how to use your phone safely.

Massachusetts: Worcester Schools Draft Warning on Wireless Devices

The new guidelines, which still must be approved by the full School Committee at its meeting Thursday, encourage technology users to avoid keeping cellphones, tablets and laptops close to their body, and to turn off the wireless connectivity on those devices when not using the internet... 
“We don’t want, 10 years from now, to find out there was something we should have done.”

Worcester schools draft warning on wireless devices
by Scott O’Connell, Telegram & Gazette Staff, 25 April 2017

WORCESTER – The school district could soon warn families to take precautions against exposure to wireless Internet radiation, after a school standing committee this week approved a set of recommendations developed by the administration.

The new guidelines, which still must be approved by the full School Committee at its meeting Thursday, encourage technology users to avoid keeping cellphones, tablets and laptops close to their body, and to turn off the wireless connectivity on those devices when not using the internet.

California: Ninth Circuit Upholds Berkeley Ordinance Requiring Cell Phone Retail Disclosures

"Berkeley’s compelled disclosure does no more than to alert consumers to the safety disclosures that the FCC requires, and to direct consumers to federally compelled instructions in their user manuals providing specific information about how to avoid excessive exposure. Far from conflicting with federal law and policy, the Berkeley ordinance complements and reinforces it."

Ninth Circuit Upholds Berkeley Ordinance Requiring Cell Phone Retail Disclosures
by Ruthann Robsonlawprofessors.typepad.com, 21 April 2017

In its opinion in CTIA - The Wireless Ass'n v. City of Berkeley, a panel of the Ninth Circuit rejected First Amendment and preemption challenges to an ordinance requiring retailers to provide notices to consumers about their cell phone purchase. The notice, to be on a poster or handout, with the seal of the city, must read:

The City of Berkeley requires that you be provided the following notice:

To assure safety, the Federal Government requires that cell phones meet radiofrequency (RF) exposure guidelines. If you carry or use your phone in a pants or shirt pocket or tucked into a bra when the phone is ON and connected to a wireless network, you may exceed the federal guidelines for exposure to RF radiation. Refer to the instructions in your phone or user manual for information about how to use your phone safely.

Is 'Li-Fi' Set to Replace Wi-Fi?

Engineering professor Maite Brandt-Pearce's Li-Fi
technology could offer an alternative to Wi-Fi networks.
Courtesy University of Virginia
Is 'Li-Fi' set to replace Wi-Fi?
6 April 2017

VLNComm looks to LED technology to provide better network

University Engineering Prof. Maite Brandt-Pearce and her former graduate student, Mohammad Noshad, have found a new alternative to wireless networks like Wi-Fi which uses radio waves. Their new technology “Li-Fi” instead uses LED lights to provide network connectivity.

In wireless networks like Wi-Fi, a wireless adapter converts data into radio signals and transmits it using an antenna. A wireless router then receives and decodes the signal, sending the information to the internet with a physical, wired connection.

About to Get an Earfull

Holten: About to get an earfull
by Kevin Holten, Opinion,
 thedickinsonpress.com, 21 April 2015

In the end you’ll thank me. Why? It’s because this article might just save your life.

Two weeks ago I was in California visiting my son and his fiancé. While there, I also visited my former doctor for some basic medical maintenance and learned about a few of the dangers of everyday life. One of which is your cellphone. As it turns out, it’s a killer.

Oh, I know, you’re addicted to it, use it a million times a day and couldn’t possibly live without it. But that’s not the point, is it? The real point is you might not be able live with it.

In the past five years, the amount of radiation emanating from cellphones has increased dramatically. And, as it turns out, holding it to your ear too much each day is a great way to develop brain cancer and other diseases.

Tower Roulette

Tower Roulette
by Ron Gordon, watershedsentinel.ca,
12 January 2017

As the wireless industry rapidly unleashes new technologies, should we be concerned?

In June of 2015 Renee Adams* of Maple Ridge, British Columbia was awakened by the sound of heavy trucks and workers affixing microcell broadcast antennas to a telephone pole 100 feet from her front door.

Surprised by the lack of warning and concerned about possible health effects, the single mother of two autistic boys asked for an explanation, but was told by workers that it was “none of her business” and ordered out of the construction zone. Finding no government department at any level willing to listen to her concerns, she appealed to city council. Council, however, was unaware of the plan to deploy the antennas, confused about responsibilities, and uncertain of dangers.

24 April 2017

Interview with Chernobyl Cleanup Survivor, Natalia Manzurova

REPOSTED 24 April 2017 on the occasion of the Grand Vigil of IndependentWHO taking place on 26 April in Geneva in front of WHO.


Natalia Manzurova, shown here in 1988 in the "dead zone"
of Pripyat, is one of the relatively few survivors among
those directly involved in the cleanup of Chernobyl.

Shortly after the Fukushima nuclear accident occurred in March 2011, Natalia Manzurova granted this interview with aol.com. She is one of the few survivors among those directly involved in the cleanup of Chernobyl. Just after the nuclear catastrophe, the 35-year-old engineer was told to report to the wrecked plant in northern Ukraine. She spent 4 1/2 years helping clean the abandoned town of Pripyat, which was less than two miles from the Chernobyl reactors. Several years after working there, she developed a benign thyroid tumor. Half the thyroid was removed. Around the time of the operation, the government passed a law saying the liquidators had to work for exactly 4 1/2 years to get their pension and retire. The law concerning benefits kept changing because the government did not want to admit to what extent the liquidators were being affected. It would have looked bad for the industry. “The nuclear industry is dangerous. They want to deny the dangers.” Manzurova became disabled at age 43. Today she is an advocate for radiation victims worldwide.

Chernobyl Cleanup Survivor's Message for Japan: 'Run Away as Quickly as Possible'
by Dana Kennedy, aol.com, 22 March 2011

Natalia Manzurova, one of the few survivors among those directly involved in the long cleanup of Chernobyl, was a 35-year-old engineer at a nuclear plant in Ozersk, Russia, in April 1986 when she and 13 other scientists were told to report to the wrecked, burning plant in the northern Ukraine.

23 April 2017

Sheryl Crow's Kids Are Limited To 30 Minutes Of Screen Time A Day & For Good Reason

Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images
Entertainment/Getty Images
"Too much screen time can have detrimental effects on kids as they grow up, including dulled empathy, difficulty reading social cues and concentrating, disrupted sleep schedules, and even an increased risk of developing a chronic illness — and, yes, digital addiction."

Sheryl Crow's Kids Are Limited To 30 Minutes Of Screen Time A Day & For Good Reason
by Andrea Frazierromper.com, 14 April 2017

She's won nine Grammys and has another album on the way, but, mostly, she's dedicated to being there for every moments of her sons' childhoods. So, it's really no surprise that Sheryl Crow limits her kids' screen time to 30 minutes per day, as she recently told People magazine. Six-year-old and Levi and 9-year-old Wyatt probably aren't bored, though: Crow said she recorded the entirety of Be Myself, out April 21, during their school hours so that she could be home every night for dinner. And no one would argue that playing endless games of Candy Crush is a better way to spend time than hanging out with family (except maybe kids themselves, but still).

Electronic Weapons, Radio Frequency Radiation, Remote Manipulation of the Human Nervous System: Open Letter to the European Commission

Electronic Weapons,  Radio Frequency Radiation, Remote Manipulation of the Human Nervous System

New World Order Weapon Ban. Open Letter to the European Commission
by Mojmir Babacek, Global Research, 13 April 2017


We are missing a legislation which would ban the purposeful remote manipulation of the human nervous system and organism including remote killing of people.

European Commission
Rue de la Loi 200/ Wetstraat 200
1049 Bruxelles/Brussel

In mid March 2016 the Polish defense minister Antoni Macierewicz visited the University of Father Tadeusz Rydzyk to participate in the discussion on problems of contemporary politics, armed conflicts and terrorism. One of the listeners asked him, whether Poland has got a strategy, how to solve illegal experiments with electromagnetic weapons on unwitting Polish citizens. Antoni Macieriwicz replied that his ministry is conducting an analysis on this subject and that he is going to establish a commission, which will investigate the complaints of Polish citizens.


Are You Hooked on Screens? Here’s Why You Can’t Look Away

Interview with Adam Alter, author of "Irresistible" - the rise of addictive technology and the business of keeping us hooked.

Are You Hooked on Screens? Here’s Why You Can’t Look Away
by Lisa Tolin, nbcnews.com, 18 April 2017

If you're finding yourself spending more and more time staring at your phone, that's no accident.

In his new book "Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked," NYU marketing professor Adam Alter warns that internet addiction is on the rise — and that it's partly because addiction is good for business.

He presents some sobering statistics: The average millennial looks at his phone more than 150 times a day, and some studies suggest as much as 40 percent of the population suffers from some kind of Internet addiction, whether to gaming, pornography — or just email.

22 April 2017

Italy: The Court of Ivrea: "Misuse of the Cell Phone Caused a Tumor"

Detailed reporting of the court case by an Italian newspaper.

Copy of the legal judgement in Italian.


The Court of Ivrea: "The misuse of the cell phone caused a tumor"
by Elisa Solacorriere.it, 17 April 2017
Google translation with grammatical corrections by the Editor of "Towards Better Health".  

Inail ordered to pay an annuity for an occupational disease to the company employee who was diagnosed with a tumor after 15 years of cell phone use for more than three hours a day without protection.

The prolonged and continuous use of the cell phone, without headsets or a hands-free kit, has been recognized by the Ivrea Judge Laura Fadda as a possible cause of the onset of a tumor. The victim, who appealed against Inail [National Institute for Insurance against Accidents at Work], is a technician in the Turin office of a large Italian telecoms company. His name is Roberto Romeo, 57 years old, and just a few years' short of retirement. The biological damage has been recognized at 23 percent.

The sentence

Landmark Italian Court Ruling Recognizes Causal Link Between Cellphone Use And Brain Tumor

Landmark Italian Court Ruling Recognizes Causal Link Between Cellphone Use And Brain Tumor
ehtrust.org, 21 April 2017

The Italian Court of Ivrea rules telecom employee to be paid lifetimes damages for brain tumor developed after heavy cell phone use.

The Italian Court of Ivrea is the first Court in the world to recognize a causal link between cellphone use and brain tumors in an April 11, 2017 ruling which awarded a Telecom employee, Roberto Romeo, lifetime damages of 500 euros a month after he developed a brain tumor from fifteen years of cell phone use. The ruling which has made international headlines as the court’s expert refused to accept telecom industry funded studies as evidence.

“Judgment recognizes the causal link between a Brain tumor and the use of a cell phone”. This is quoted from the verdict issued by Judge Luca Fadda of the Court of Ivrea. The state social security agency must pay Romeo for the damages from the brain tumor which resulted in loss of hearing in one ear. He had used the company cellphone for three hours a day for 15 years.

“I had no choice but to use my mobile to talk to colleagues and organise work — for 15 years I was calling all the time, from home, in the car,” states Romeo as quoted in The Guardian, “I started to have the feeling of my right ear being blocked all the time and the tumour was diagnosed in 2010. Happily, it was benign but I can no longer hear anything because they had to remove my acoustic nerve.”

Berkeley Cell Phone "Right to Know" Ordinance

Berkeley Cell Phone "Right to Know" Ordinance
saferemr.com, 21 April 2017

To see media coverage about the Berkeley cell phone "right to know" ordinance
and the CTIA's lawsuit: http://bit.ly/berkeleymedia

Today the city of Berkeley won a major decision in a federal appeals court. The court denied a request by the CTIA-The Wireless Association to block Berkeley’s landmark cell phone “right to know” ordinance.

Berkeley’s ordinance which has been in effect since March 21 of last year requires cellphone retailers in the city to provide consumers with the following notification:

“To assure safety, the Federal Government requires that cell phones meet radiofrequency (RF) exposure guidelines. If you carry or use your phone in a pants or shirt pocket or tucked into a bra when the phone is ON and connected to a wireless network, you may exceed the federal guidelines for exposure to RF radiation. Refer to the instructions in your phone or user manual for information about how to use your phone safely.”

United States: Mobile Industry Loses Its Bid to Stop Berkeley's Cellphone Warning Law


Mobile industry loses its bid to stop Berkeley’s cellphone warning law
by Cyrus Farivar, arstechnica.com
21 April 2017

9th Circuit: Local law actually “complements and reinforces” federal law, policy.

On Friday, a federal appeals court ruled in favor of the City of Berkeley, allowing the city to keep its law that requires radiation warning signs in all cellphone stores within the city limits.

The CTIA, the cellphone industry trade group, sued the city to stop the law from taking effect by asking a lower court to impose a preliminary injunction. The group argued that forcing retailers to display the warning (pictured below) constituted compelled speech, which violates the First Amendment. After the district court didn't impose the injunction, the CTIA appealed to the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals.

The 9th Circuit concluded that Berkeley's disclosure "did no more than alert consumers" to FCC safety disclosures.

21 April 2017

Bill Gates Forbid His Kids from Having Cell Phones Until Age 14

Photo: Seth Wenig, Associated Press
Bill Gates forbid his kids from having cell phones until age 14
by Amy Graff, SFGATE, 20 April 2017

American businessman Bill Gates' Microsoft designed some of the world's most exciting technology, but he put strict limits on his own children from using it.

Bill Gates is a visionary who co-founded one of the world's best-known tech companies that made him the richest man in the world.

Gates led the world into the digital world, making computers accessible to everyday people with his Microsoft PC software.

You would think his kids would have been some of the first students at school to show up with cell phones.

Not so. Gates and his wife Melinda banned their three children from owning cell phones until age 14, even though their kids often protested and said their friends all owned them.

Italian Court Finds Link Between Cell Phone Use and Tumor

"The Codacons consumer protection agency says it is considering a class-action based on the Romeo decision to have cellphones carry health warnings in Italy, and also to have the health risks associated with cellphone use recognized generally by Italy’s social security agency."

Italian Court Finds Link Between Cell Phone Use and Tumor
by Colleen Barry, AP, courthousenews.com
20 April 2017

MILAN (AP) — A longtime Telecom Italia employee has been awarded monthly social security payments after a court found that his brain tumor was caused by improper use of a company-issued cellphone.

Lawyer Stefano Bertone said Thursday that it was the first trial court verdict of which he was aware in the world “to recognize a link between cellphone use and the development of brain tumor.”

Bertone said one factor that appeared to have contributed to the verdict was the refusal by the court’s expert to accept into evidence studies that were funded by the telecom industry.

Italian Court Rules Mobile Phone Use Caused Brain Tumor

An Italian court has ruled that excessive, work-related use
of a mobile phone caused an executive to develop a benign
brain tumour.  Photo:  Alamy
Italian court rules mobile phone use caused brain tumour
Agence France Presse / The Guardian, 
21 April 2017

Court awards pension to employee who claimed work-related use of a mobile led to him developing a benign tumour

An Italian court has ruled that excessive, work-related use of a mobile phone caused an executive to develop a benign brain tumour.

In what could become a landmark ruling, the court in the northern town of Ivrea awarded the plaintiff a state-funded pension.

The judgment, which was handed own on 11 April but only made public on Thursday, is subject to a possible appeal.

Roberto Romeo, 57, had testified that his work duties obliged him to use his mobile for three to four hours of each working day for 15 years.

20 April 2017

Italian Court Finds Link Between Cell Phone Use and Brain Tumor

Italian court finds link between cell phone use and tumor
by Associated Press, 20 April 2017

MILAN (AP) - A longtime Telecom Italia employee has been awarded monthly social security payments after a court found that his brain tumor was caused by improper use of a company-issued cellphone.

Lawyer Stefano Bertone said Thursday that it was the first trial court verdict of which he was aware “to recognize a link between cellphone use and the development of brain tumor.”

Bertone says the employee, Roberto Romeo, used the company cellphone for three hours a day for 15 years without taking any precautions, resulting in the non-cancerous tumor and the subsequent loss of hearing in one ear.

Romeo sued the state social security agency, not Telecom Italia, where he still works.

Under last month’s ruling, Romeo will receive between 6,000 and 7,000 euros ($6,000-$7,500) a year.


How This Sign Put Berkeley in the Center of the Cellphone Safety Debate

How this sign put Berkeley in the center of the cellphone safety debate
by Natalie Brunell, kcra.com, updated:
10 April 2017

City of Berkeley becomes the first to require cellphone retailers to display warnings about radiation
If you’re in the market for a cellphone or tablet in the City of Berkeley, you will probably notice a sign displayed near the register of a cellphone retailer, or on store shelves.

It’s a flier alerting customers of possible radiation exposure from mobile devices.

“Berkeley is the first city in the country to get stores to post warnings. It’s a small step, but it’s an important step,” said Joel Moskowitz, PhD, director of UC Berkeley’s Center for Family and Community Health at the University’s School of Public Health.

Greece: Athens Medical Association Recommends Reducing Electromagnetic Wireless Radiation To Protect Public Health

Athens Medical Association Recommends Reducing Electromagnetic Wireless Radiation To Protect Public Health
ehtrust.org, April 2017

Athens Medical Association Issues Recommendations To Reduce Wireless Exposure After Scientific Seminar On Non-ionizing Radiation

Seminar focused on public health risks from exposure to elevated indoor and outdoor electromagnetic radiation emissions.

On April 1st the Athens Medical Association (AMA) held a Scientific Conference on “Non-Ionizing Radiation and Its Effects on Human Health” at the Athens Medical Association Building, Athens, Greece. Scientific lectures were followed by a discussion, then the Athens Medical Association decision to issue 16 recommendations to reduce human exposure to wireless radiation.


17 April 2017

Screen Time in Schools: Forum: 20 April 2017 - Denver, Colorado

Screen Time in Schools - 
Why Parents Should Care

SCREEN TIME Colorado presents an expert forum of presenters to speak at the Field House in Denver on Thursday, April 20, 2017, from 6:30-8:30p. A happy hour will start at 5:30 and an audience Q&A will follow the presentations.

"We're honored to present this vital information to anyone with responsibility for the care of children, or concerned with the adequacy and efficacy of children's education."
-----Heather Lahdenpera & Christine Zipps, event co-sponsors

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), today's children are spending an average of SEVEN hours per day on electronic devices! Screen use and the electromagnetic radiation emitted from these devices have been associated with health risks such as myopia, retinal damage, sleeplessness, addiction and behavioral issues. Screen use at school also brings with it information sharing and privacy issues.



Could Phones Change the Way Our Spines Curve?

Dr. Jason Cuellar says that people often look down when
using their smartphones. Photo/ 123RF
Could phones change the way our spines curve?
by Reuters, 15 April 2017

Spine surgeons are noticing an increase in patients with neck and upper back pain, likely related to poor posture during prolonged smartphone use, according to a recent report.

Some patients, particularly young patients who shouldn't yet have back and neck issues, are reporting disk hernias and alignment problems, the study authors write in The Spine Journal.

"In an X-ray, the neck typically curves backward, and what we're seeing is that the curve is being reversed as people look down at their phones for hours each day," said study coauthor Dr. Todd Lanman, a spinal neurosurgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, reports Daily Mail.

"By the time patients get to me, they're already in bad pain and have disc issues," he told Reuters Health.

Green Bank, West Virginia: An American Town Without Wi-Fi or Mobile Phones

An American Town without Wi-Fi or Mobile Phones
learningenglish.voanews.com, 15 April 2017

You might think people all over the United States have wireless internet service and mobile phones. But there is no such service in Green Bank, West Virginia, a tiny town four hours from the U.S. capital, Washington, D.C.

Fewer than 150 people live in Green Bank, which has two churches, an elementary school and a public library. It also is home to the largest fully steerable radio telescope in the world.

There is a ban on Wi-Fi -- wireless internet service -- in Green Bank, along with anything else that can create electromagnetic waves. Officials say the waves could interfere with signals the telescope receives.

For many Americans, a visit to Green Bank is a little like returning to the 1950s. To get there, you must read road signs -- because there is no GPS service in the town. People can connect with the internet through telephones or Ethernet cables, but wireless service is not permitted.

Recorded Childhood Cancers Rise by 13% Worldwide

A third of cancer cases involving children under the age of
15 related to leukaemia, the study found.  Photo:
Ed Reschke/Getty Images
"Experts say it is vital to collect better data from all over the world to establish all the causes, which could include infections and environmental pollutants."

Recorded childhood cancers rise by 13% worldwide, study finds
by Sarah Boseley Health editor, The Guardian, 11 April 2017

Survival rates improve across the globe, as increase in cases over 20 years attributed largely to better detection and recording

Childhood cancers have risen across the globe by 13% over 20 years, according to data from the World Health Organization’s cancer section.

Cell Phone and Cordless Phone Use Causes Brain Cancer: New Review

Cell phone and cordless phone use causes brain cancer: New review
saferemr.com, 13 April 2017

Evaluation of Mobile Phone and Cordless Phone Use and Glioma Risk 
Using the Bradford Hill Viewpoints from 1965 on Association or Causation

"The nine Bradford Hill viewpoints on association or causation regarding RF radiation and glioma risk  seem to be fulfilled in this review.

Based on that we conclude that glioma is caused by RF radiation. Revision of current guidelines  for exposure to RF radiation is needed."

This review paper by Michael Carlberg and Lennart Hardell evaluates the strength of the scientific evidence to determine whether there is a causal relationship between a risk factor and an associated disease -- namely, wireless (cellphone and cordless) phone use and glioma, the most common brain cancer. The paper applies the nine perspectives developed by Sir Austin Bradford Hill to the peer-reviewed data pertaining to this health risk.

Your WiFi Could Be Harming Your Health

Your WiFi Could Be Harming Your Health
by Susan Pattersonyournewswire.com
16 April 2017

I work on the Internet all day long and have not really ever considered the health implications of doing so. I have exercised caution with other electronics; for example, I am careful with my cellphone and I don’t have a microwave in the home. And yet, I have not ever thought that my WiFi could make me sick.

Health effects of WiFi

WiFi was introduced in 1997 — I remember this well. It is a technology that utilizes radio waves to provide network connectivity. Since it was first introduced, there have been numerous studies conducted that have demonstrated that this amazing innovation could actually be harming overall health — brain health in particular, especially in children. Here are the facts:

It may cause insomnia

16 April 2017

Ipads Could Hinder Babies' Sleep and Brain Development

Use of touch screens could harm babies sleep and
subsequent development, the research suggests.
Credit:  Getty
The research "found that some toddlers aged 12 to 18 months were spending as much as five hours a day on touch screen devices. Even babies less than a year old were found to be spending as much as two and a half hours on such gadgets." [Babies and toddlers are too young to be using touchscreen devices!!]

Ipads could hinder babies' sleep and brain development, study suggests
by Laura Donnelly, health editor, The Telegraph, 13 April 2017

Babies' sleep and subsequent brain development may be being harmed by use of ipads and other touchscreen devices, research suggests.

The British study found that every hour infants spent on such devices was linked to a 16 minutes less sleep.

The research on more than 700 families is the first to look at the link between touchscreen devices and sleep in babies and toddlers.

12 April 2017

FDA, Industry Fear Wave of Medical-Device Hacks

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FDA, industry fear wave of medical-device hacks
by Casey Harper, The Hill Extra, 
10 April 2017

Regulators and medical-device-makers are bracing for an expected barrage of hacking attacks even as legal and technical uncertainties leave them in uncharted territory.

Tens of millions of electronic health records have been compromised in recent years, a number that is growing and, some say, underreported.

High-profile attacks have hit hospitals and health insurers, and now attention is turning to a new vulnerability: medical devices like pacemakers and insulin pumps.

Smart Meters and Cell Damage from Pulsed Electromagnetic Radiation - Our Health Risk?

Smart meters and cell damage from pulsed em radiation - our health at risk?
by Lynne Wycherley, theecologist.org, 11 April 2017

'Smart meters' looked like a great idea, writes Lynne Wycherley, giving us more control over our energy use. The downside? They emit as many as 14,000 short bursts of intense microwave radiation a day, disrupting cellular electrochemistry and causing health symptoms from migraine to tinnitus, insomnia, dizziness, anxiety, chest pain, palpitations and memory loss. Now a growing number of 'electro-sensitives' have had enough!

As early as 2012, environmental health Professor David Carpenter, founder of Albany School of Public Health, and author of 370 peer-reviewed publications, issued a public letter on the plausible toxic risks of intensive, pulsed-microwave smart metering.

Twenty New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (11 April 2017)

Twenty new papers on electromagnetic fields and biology or health, courtesy of Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., Director, Center for Family and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley.
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, 11 April 2017

Except for three studies, we are posting here only the titles of the studies, the authors, and links to the abstracts.


Absorption of millimeter waves by human beings and its biological implications
A classic paper that has implications for 5G wireless technology

Gandhi OP, Riazi A. Absorption of millimeter waves by human beings and its biological implications. IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques. MTT-34(2):228-235. 1986. http://bit.ly/2oS3rKD

Also see: http://www.saferemr.com/2016/08/is-5g-cellular-technology-harmful-to.html


Prospects for Millimeter-Wave Compliance Measurement Technologies

Is Electromagnetism One of the Causes of Colony Collapse Disorder? A Work Plan for Testing This Hypothesis

Is electromagnetism one of the causes of the CCD? A work plan for testing this hypothesis
Marie-Claire Cammaerts*
University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

J Behav 2(1): 1006 (2017)
Submitted: 02 January 2017; Accepted: 6 February 2017; Published: 28 March 2017

*Corresponding author: Marie-Claire Cammaerts, 27 square du Castel Fleuri, 1170 Bruxelles, Belgium
Tel: +32-322-673-4969; Email: mccammaerts@gmail.com


India: Man Claims Cell Tower Gave Him Cancer, Supreme Court Shuts It Down

The tower will be the 1st to be closed on an individual’s petition alleging harmful radiation.

Man claims cell tower gave him cancer, Supreme Court shuts it down
by Dhananjay Mahapatra,TNN, 
12 April 2017


  • A 42-year-old domestic help moved the SC complaining that a BSNL tower illegally installed on a neighbour’s rooftop had exposed him to harmful radiation for 14 yrs.
  • The bench in its order said, “We direct that the particular mobile tower shall be deactivated by BSNL within 7 days from today.”
  • The tower will be the 1st to be closed on an individual’s petition alleging harmful radiation.

NEW DELHI: A 42-year-old domestic help will go down in history as the man who persuaded the Supreme Court to shut down a mobile phone tower on the ground that its electromagnetic radiation+ afflicted him with cancer.

11 April 2017

United States: The FCC Is Reversing Its Proposal to Allow Cellphone Use on Planes

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The FCC is reversing its proposal to allow cellphone use on planes
by Brian Fung, The Washington Post, 
10 April 2017

Federal regulators are withdrawing a proposal that would have allowed air travelers to use their cellphones at high altitude.

The proposal — introduced in 2013 by then-chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Tom Wheeler — sought to roll back a long-standing regulation that banned the use of cellphones on planes over concerns that cellular signals could interfere with pilot radios. New advances in in-flight communications have minimized those concerns, Wheeler argued at the time, a trend that meant the ban could be lifted.

Under the proposal, passengers would still have been required to keep their phones turned off or on airplane mode during takeoff and landing, but they could have switched on their connections at cruising altitude.

Are There Reasons Not To Follow Your Doctor’s Orders?

UPDATED 21 April 2017:  This is an excellent article.  People in the French-speaking part of Switzerland usually follow doctors' orders.  I do not, if I believe it is harming my health. At the end of the article, you will find my comment posted to the People's Pharmacy. There is too much "over-medicalization" and too many "overworked" doctors in Geneva.  The over-prescribing of drugs and procedures is pushing up the cost of medical insurance, a serious issue here.  Many people must now choose between paying their medical insurance premiums or buying food.

See my comment at the end of the article.  NEVER consult the specialist mentioned!  His treatment cost $1,000, of which 20% paid out of pocket and which made me very sick. The experience has been reported to the consumer groups in Geneva.  Who is keeping an eye on medical practice?!

Are There Reasons Not To Follow Your Doctor’s Orders?

by Joe Graedon, The People’s Pharmacy, 10 April 2017

Should you always follow doctor's orders? What if you don't tolerate a statin or start coughing on a blood pressure medicine? Are you noncompliant or smart?

The phrase “doctor’s orders” often means doing something because a physician says to do it. These days that usually that means swallow a certain pill.

California: Cancer Worries Over Common Weedkiller: 10 Million Pounds of Glyphosate Applied Each Year in California

A crop duster over the San Joaquin Valley.
Credit: JimWilson/The New York Times
California Today: Cancer Worries Over a Common Weedkiller
by Mike McPhate, California Today,
10 April 2017

Good morning.

It’s sprayed on home gardens, Little League Baseball fields and, most heavily, the corn, soybean and other crops of the Central Valley.

More than 10 million pounds of glyphosate, the active ingredient in the weedkiller Roundup, are applied in California each year, according to government figures.

Now, after a yearlong legal battle, California’s environmental health agency has announced that it will list it as a known carcinogen.

10 April 2017

10 Ways to Protect the Brain from Daily Screen Time

Source:  taa22/fotolia
Go wired and give WiFi the boot.

10 Ways to Protect the Brain from Daily Screen Time
by Victoria L. Dunckley, M.D.,
 psychologytoday.com, 1st April 2017

10 evidence-based strategies to prevent overstimulation from screen-time

I’ve written elsewhere how screen-time stresses and detunes the body clock, brain chemistry, and reward pathways, as well as how tech addiction can actually damage the brain’s frontal lobe. I’ve also shared how an electronic fast can reset and resynchronize the nervous system, improving a child’s mood, sleep, focus and behavior in a matter of weeks.

08 April 2017

Reading User Manuals of Wireless Devices Confirms What We Already Know

Reading User Manuals of Wireless Devices Confirms What We Already Know

Take a look at the following warnings for different wireless devices. You would assume they would be found on our website — as we are dedicated to educating the public about the dangers of wireless radiation:

iPad – “… to be sure that human exposure to RF energy does not exceed the FCC, IC, and European Union guidelines, always follow these instructions and precautions: Orient the device in portrait mode with the Home button at the bottom of the display, or in landscape mode with the cellular antenna (located under the black edge at the top of the device) away from your body or other objects…”

Russian Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection Organization in Stinging Criticism of the World Health Organization

Russian radiation protection organisation in stinging criticism of the World Health Organisation:  "The quidelines of ICNIRP are irrelevant to present situation when majority of population over the world is chronically exposed to non-thermal RF from mobile communication."

Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing
Radiation Protection
1st March 2017

Letter from the Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection to the WHO :Subject: International EMF Project; unbalanced WHO working group (WG) on evaluation of health effects from radiofrequency (RF) radiation: 

cc: Dr. E. van Deventer, Public Health and Environment, WHO
World Health Organization World Health Organization
Geneva, Switzerland

Maria Neira,
Director, Public Health and Environment

Dangers of Wireless Radiation Addressed in Five Massachusetts Bills

Cecelia Doucette
Dangers of Wireless Radiation Addressed in five Mass. Bills
by Jack O'Dwyerodwyerpr.com, 7 April 2017

Massachusetts legislators have introduced five bills this session to address public exposure to wireless radiation.

Scientific literature has proven that exposure to wireless radiation is responsible for numerous medical symptoms and conditions,” said Lisa Lavine Nagy, M.D., government liaison for the Academy of Environmental Medicine.

A landmark study by the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) has proven that DNA damage as well as brain and heart tumors develop in mice exposed to cell phone radiation, she said. Other studies report lowered sperm count in men as well as damage to the fetal brain when a pregnant woman uses the cell phone.

Dr. Martha Herbert, specialist in pediatric neurology and a leading autism researcher at Harvard has observed links between wireless radiation exposure and autism.

07 April 2017

Cancer-Cell Phone Connections Strengthen

As Commonly Used, Cell Phones Exceed Canada’s Radiation Exposure Limits - CBC Investigation
Prevent Cancer Now, 31 March 2017

Canadians Await Government Action As Cancer Connections Strengthen

Edmonton neuro-oncologist Dr. Jacob Easaw confirmed,
"Younger patients with brain tumors are presenting more
frequently to my clinics.  One possible explanation is the
use of cell phones."
For Immediate Release

Ottawa – A CBC investigation revealed that cell phones exceed maximum permitted exposures during normal use, and expose Canadians to three to four times more radiofrequency energy than measured during testing per regulations. Since 81% of Canadians are unaware of fine print warnings in the phone or manual, they naturally hold cell phones against ears and carry phones in pockets. Few people distance wireless devices from the body by at least 5 to 20 mm for phones and 20+ cm for tablets.

In response to CBC, the federal government alleges that phones are still “safe” when exposure standards are exceeded.

What Are Laboratory Rats Indicating About Wi-Fi Exposures The High Tech Industries Deny?

What Are Laboratory Rats Indicating About Wi-Fi Exposures The High Tech Industries Deny?
by Catherine J. Frompovich
naturalblaze.com, 2 April 2017

Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) is everywhere: Planes, trains, schools, workplaces, cafés, and even doctors’ offices, which I find quite unfathomable, since those microwave frequencies are harmful to the brain, i.e., one of the non-thermal radiation wave adverse health effects the industry’s associations, e. g., ICNIRP, deny but falsely promote as safe, in my opinion.

Microwave energies are in the gigahertz (GHz) range—think microwave ovens! Would you leave your microwave oven door open while it is cooking dinner? Then, apply that same logic to the exposures you experience in all the places stated in the paragraph above. We are living in a sea of unfettered microwave exposures which are not safe for the human brain—especially in developing fetuses and young children, regardless of what vested interests tell you about the ‘science’.

First and foremost, consumers need to understand most ‘smart’ technologies and appliances operate using some form or range of microwaves, hence the quest for 5G in the sky to provide faster service, which may be only one reason of many for the push to ‘fry’ brains, I think.

British Airways Pilot Died 'After He Was Poisoned by Contaminated Cockpit Air but Doctors Did Not Believe Him'

Prior to his death, Richard Westgate instructed lawyers to
sue BA for health and safety breaches as he was convinced
his problems were related to being exposed to toxic chemicals.
British Airways pilot died 'after he was poisoned by contaminated cockpit air but doctors did not believe him' his emotional twin tells inquest
by Alexander Robertson For Mailonline,
6 April 2017

  • Richard Westgate said ill health was caused by toxic fumes filtering into cockpit
  • The BA pilot grew 'angry and frustrated' by UK doctors who could not cure him
  • Suffered severe headaches, sight problems and insomnia before he died in 2012
  • His twin brother told Salisbury Coroner's Court that he felt 'let down' by doctors
  • But coroner ruled so-called aerotoxic syndrome will not be considered at inquest

A British Airways pilot who claimed his ill health was caused by fumes filtering into the cockpit was let down by doctors who did not believe him, his brother has said.

Effects of Prenatal Exposure to Wi-Fi Signal on Postnatal Development and Behavior in Rat: Influence of Maternal Restraint

For a list of more than 60 research studies that found adverse biologic or health effects from Wi-Fi or radiation similar to Wi-Fi, see a website maintained by scientists in the United Kingdom.
Effects of prenatal exposure to WIFI signal on postnatal development and behavior in rat: Influence of maternal restraint

Othman H, Ammari M, Sakly M, Abdelmelek H. Effects of prenatal exposure to WIFI signal (2.45 GHz) on postnatal development and behavior in rat: Influence of maternal restraint. Behavioural Brain Research. 36:291-302. May 2017.


• Effects of gestational exposure to WiFi signal and restraint along gestation period on the offspring were studied.
• The pups were evaluated for physical development and neuromotor maturation.
• Gestational WiFi exposure and restraint, adversely affected offspring neurodevelopment and behavior at adulthood.
• Progeny brain oxidative balance and serum biochemistry were disrupted.

Eight-Year-Old Second Grader's Science Fair Project: 'What Wireless Can Do To You'

Aiden Fitchett with his Orchard Primary School
Science Fair project 'What Wireless Can Do To You.'
Oh my...what's in WiFi?
by Catherine Minollitricitytimes-online.com.
2 April 2014

Second grader patterns science fair project after Danish experiment

April 02, 2014ALMONT — When the school district rolled out the Ipads this year, Aiden Fitchett noticed something new; as he did when seated near the wireless projector any time a teacher used one for a presentation: headaches. Bad ones. Bad enough that the 8-year-old second grader would come home crying from the pain.

His mom, biologist Rachel Fitchett, made a correlation between Aiden's headaches and the circumstances: wireless fidelity waves or WiFi, which has been associated with causing physical effects in a small percentage of the population.

"I knew the health risks associated with WiFi and asked the teacher to relocate him and the headaches stopped," Rachel says.

05 April 2017

Wireless Electrosmog: Was Canada's Health Minister Misled by Her Officials?

Captain Jerry Flynn, former electronic
warfare expert in the Canadian Army,
charges that Health Canada officials
lied to Minister Philpott.
Note:  This article has links to many other interesting documents.

Wireless electrosmog: was Canada’s Health Minister misled by her officials?
by André Fauteuxmaisonsaine.ca, 4 April 2017

From India to Massachusetts which is studying five bills on this issue and to Maryland which is considering replacing Wi-Fi with wired connections in its schools, public health authorities are seeking to reduce the increasing exposure to radiofrequency (RF) radiation in the microwave band, emitted by antennas and wireless communication devices. Such governments were notably alerted by the release last year of preliminary results of a $25 million study funded by the U.S. government. These clearly showed that cell phone RF emissions can cause two types of cancer in rats, one of which is a rare form of brain cancer which particularly affects people who use a cell phone regularly for more than 10 years. This link has been confirmed by two recent meta-analyses of several epidemiological studies. Last year, another U.S. study concluded that malignant brain tumors (which surpassed leukemia as the primary childhood cancer) are the leading cause of cancer deaths in teens and young adults. Moreover, millions of people overexposed to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are said to suffer from electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) (read our English articles on EHS here) which also affects animals and plants.

Mothers Glued to Their Phones Pass on Their Harmful Screen Addiction to Their Children

The average person swipes, taps and pinches their
smartphone display about 2,617 times a day.
The mothers who admit they're so glued to their phones, they ignore their children - and, just as disturbing, they're passing on their harmful screen addiction
by Lauren Libbert for the Daily Mail
4 April 2017

  • Average person swipes, taps their smartphone display about 2,617 times a day
  • Excessive phone use among modern parents is becoming a widespread problem
  • Research has linked children’s social media habits to those of their parents
  • Three mothers reveal how their devices have affected their family life 

Harms of Nighttime Light Exposure Passed to Offspring

Harms of nighttime light exposure passed to offspring
by Misti Cranenews.osu.edu, 31 March 2017

Hamster study finds evidence of immune, endocrine problems

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Animals can pass the damaging effects of nighttime light exposure to their offspring, a new study has found, adding to a growing body of evidence that there’s a health cost to our increasingly illuminated nights.

Hamster pups are born with weakened immune systems and impaired endocrine activity when their parents don’t receive a natural mix of daylight and darkness prior to mating, found researchers at The Ohio State University.

“This suggests that circadian disruptions can have long-ranging effects in offspring and that’s concerning,” said lead author Yasmine Cisse, a graduate student in neuroscience at Ohio State. The study appears in Scientific Reports.