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23 May 2017

Jolie Jones Interview of Professor Olle Johansson on Electrohypersensitivity and the Risks of Exposure to Wireless Technology

Jolie Jones Interview of Professor Olle Johansson about EHS / EMF effects (20 May 2017 - 
9 mn.)

Jolie Jones, daughter of Quincy Jones, is electrosensitive. She interviews Professor Olle Johansson in Stockhom. The video is excellent, stating very clearly the risks of exposure to wireless technology.

Jolie Jones tells the story of her struggle with electrohypersensitivity in this piece on her blog,
Taking Back Her Power, written by Alison Main, jolietalks.com, 20 May 2017.





The video is also available here : 

22 May 2017

Growing Up in a False Reality

Source:  Cindy Eckard/Creative Commons
Growing Up in a False Reality
psychologytoday.com, 20 May 2017

Kids today are out of touch with themselves, others, and the world around them.

This guest post is by Cindy Eckard, a Maryland parent who has spearheaded legislation in her state to create medically-sound safety guidelines for the use of digital devices in public schools.

Many people are focused on reducing screen time for children; I'm one of those people. The health risks are enormous for our kids, in a variety of ways, from their vulnerable, undeveloped eyes to their growing bodies and minds. And while I am the first to advocate for schools and parents to limit the amount of time our children spend on digital devices, per se, I am also growing increasingly convinced that our emotive relationships with these machines - which correlates to screen time - needs more exploration. What psychological needs are these digital devices filling - and what price is being paid when they dominate our lives?

Mobile Phones : Are the Current Standards Protective ?

by Virginie Bagouet, Agence presse médicale (APMNews), 
18 May 2017
(translation posted on Marc Arazi's blog, 20 May 2017)

Paris, 17 May 2017 (APMnews) – Some standards currently applied to mobile phones are not protective, according to a militant physician, Marc Arazi, who recently took legal action for the public release of the names of devices exceeding thresholds when placed against the body.

The specific absorption rate (SAR) indicates the amount of energy received by the user of a radio-electric device when it is operating at full power for several minutes. The absorption of electromagnetic fields leads to an increase in tissue temperature. In order to prevent this thermal effect, threshold values have been imposed.

In the European Union, the SAR head and SAR trunk must be less than 2 W/kg and the SAR limbs, less than 4 W/kg. The SAR head is “well-defined”. It integrates two standardized postures in contact with the ear and close to the mouth, Gilles Brégant, director of the National Frequency Agency (ANFR), told APMnews on Tuesday. The manufacturer must include this SAR head measurement in all notices about their devices. Overall, the SAR head has decreased. It is on average equal to 1 W/kg, according to the ANFR director.

Protect Children from Radiofrequency Radiation Emitted by Wireless Technologies

PROTECTING THE CHILDREN
manhattanneighbors.org, 5 February 2017

FOR PARENTS TO KNOW

1. We are fundamentally electromagnetic.

2. Man-made frequencies from wireless devices and cell phones are biologically disruptive Radiofrequency Radiation (RF).

3. FCC exposure guidelines ignore a large body of science showing risk from this radiation and the guidelines are not protective as they only protect from one form of risk—the heating effects.

4. There are greater risks—and unknown EMF risks—to children, whose brains absorb more RF.

5. RF emitted by cell phones cause brain tumors and other cancers.

6. WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified the radiation as a group 2B “Possible Carcinogen” in 2011, and there is now evidence to upgrade this to “Carcinogen”.

7. RF impairs fertility.

8. RF causes damage to DNA, impacting our health today and that of future generations.

9. RF is a biological stressor.

10. RF interferes with the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) that regulates the heart and balance in the body.

California: State Senate Committee Presses Pause on 5G Wireless Bill

5G Wireless technology is poised to spread across California,
a move that is opposed by people worried about health
effects of electromagnetic fields.
(D3Damon/iStockphoto)
State Senate Committee Presses Pause on 5G Wireless Bill
Suzanne Potter, publicnewsservice.org
16 May 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Opponents of a bill intended to smooth the way for the rollout of next-generation cell technology are cautiously optimistic - after a key committee put the measure on hold on Monday.

The state Senate finance committee put Senate Bill 649 in the suspense file, in the face of vocal opposition from groups concerned that the 5G technology emits harmful millimeter-wave frequencies when compared with the 3G and 4G now commonly in use.

Josh Hart, director of the group StopSmartMeters.org, says the bill would limit local governments' ability to use zoning laws to block the proliferation of these towers near schools, hospitals and residential areas.

20 May 2017

United Kingdom: A Charity Could Face Investigation Over Its Adverts That Claim WiFi And Mobile Phones Make People Ill

Worth the risk?  It's your call.
More and more research is starting to show health
risks from mobile and cordless phones, WiFi and
other electromagnetic fields.  Know the risks.
Pete Etchells / Via Twitter: @PeteEtchells
Our comment: Thank you to ES UK for placing these ads. If any groups need to be investigated, it is industry and organizations like WHO which are lying by denying the health effects of wireless technologies. Industry has never said this technology is safe. View this video produced by the International Scientist Appeal on Electromagnetic Fields (EMF). As of March 2017, the appeal has been signed by 225 scientists from 41 nations. They have all published peer-reviewed papers on the biological or health effects of EMF:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=My5leLBbNqI


A Charity Could Face Investigation Over Its Adverts That Claim WiFi And Mobile Phones Make People Illby Tom Chivers, BuzzFeed Science Writer,  20 May 2017

Electrosensitivity UK says that "more and more research" shows health risks of electromagnetic radiation from phones and WiFi, but scientists and health bodies say otherwise.

The Advertising Standards Agency says it is “assessing whether there are grounds” to investigate a registered charity’s adverts on display in London train stations, which claim that WiFi and mobile phones are causing health problems.

Electrosensitivity UK’s adverts, which can be seen in King’s Cross and Waterloo stations in the capital, claim: "More and more research is starting to show potential health risks from mobile and cordless phones, WiFi and other electromagnetic fields.”

California: New Records Show How State Reworked Secret Cell Phone Warnings

State health officials, over a five-year period, wrote and
revised guidelines for safe use of cell phones.
Photo:  Paul Chinn, The Chronicle
Here is the final version of the California Department of Public Health fact sheet on cell phones and health:
CDPH fact sheet without draft watermark

New records show how state reworked secret cell phone warnings
by Melody Gutierrezsfchronicle.com
19 May 2017

SACRAMENTO — Newly released public records show that California public health officials worked for five years on a set of guidelines to warn the public about the potential dangers of cell phones, revising their work 27 times with updated research before abandoning the efforts without ever making their concerns public until ordered by a judge.

The 27 versions of the guidelines, obtained by The Chronicle, show that California health officials deleted a section that warned state employees with work-issued cell phones about the potential increased risk for brain cancer from use of the devices over time. The final version of the guidelines was a broad warning to the public about exposure to electromagnetic fields emitted by cell phones. It included a list of best practices to minimize exposure.

19 May 2017

California: State Worker's Bosses Ignored His Allergies. Now He's $3 Million Richer

John Barrie, who claimed his Caltrans supervisors 
harassed him by ignoring his documented allergies to
perfume and cleaning products will receive $3 million
payout from a lawsuit he filed against the state.
Courtesy of his attorneys
State worker’s bosses ignored his allergies. Now he’s $3 million richer
by Adam Ashton, sacbee.com, 17 May 2017

A Caltrans employee in Nevada County who claimed his supervisors harassed him by ignoring his documented allergies to perfume and certain cleaning products will receive a $3 million payout from a lawsuit he filed against the state.

A Nevada County jury sided with John Barrie in a one-month trial that ended last week, upholding his claims that he experienced retaliation, that his employer failed to accommodate his disability and that he was subjected to a hostile work environment. He continues to work for Caltrans in a position that allows him to work from home.

Boy, 11, Hacks Cyber-Security Audience to Give Lesson on 'Weaponisation' of Toys

Reuben Paul
Boy, 11, hacks cyber-security audience to give lesson on 'weaponisation' of toys
Agence France Presse / The Guardian, 17 May 2017

Reuben Paul, 11, tells conference that smart cars, fridges, lights and even teddy bears can be used to spy on or harm people

An 11-year-old “cyber ninja” has stunned an audience of security experts by hacking into their Bluetooth devices to manipulate a robotic teddy bear, showing in the process how interconnected smart toys “can be weaponised”.

Reuben Paul, who is in sixth grade at school in Austin, Texas, and his teddy bear Bob wowed hundreds at a cyber-security conference in the Netherlands.

“From airplanes to automobiles, from smartphones to smart homes, anything or any toy can be part of the Internet of Things (IOT),” said the small figure pacing the huge stage at the World Forum in The Hague.

“From terminators to teddy bears, anything or any toy can be weaponised.”

Being Connected Can Seriously Damage Health: Swiss TV Program "Temps Présent" (18 May 2917)

This excellent 55-min. documentary is now available for viewing on-line in French.

Being connected can seriously damage health
Temps Présent, 18 May 2017, rts.ch

Are we putting our health at risk by constantly bathing in the electromagnetic radiation of relay antennas, telephones, Wi-Fi and connected objects? This question frightens the medico-scientific community, which is seeing an increase in cases of electrohypersensitivity and sick people in the population.

We know the phone which heats the head during a long conversation.  The thermal effect of cell phones is known and regulated but it is the other effects of electromagnetic radiation that are the subject of debate.

Relay antennas, phones, Wi-Fi, connected objects, we are bathed in a continuous electromagnetic field whose impact is beginning to be felt among the population.  Some people become electrohypersensitive, their lives going from normal to a nightmare, others develop tumors which has lead the courts of other countries to deliver judgments in their favor.

Prolia: Another Wonder Drug that Wasn't (2015 Article)

On 17 May 2017, the Swiss newspaper Tribune de Genève published an article on the side-effects of denosumab (Prolia), a medication widely prescribed in Switzerland against osteoporosis. Swissmedic, the Swiss drug authority, has just issued a warning that this new medication could provoke "multiple spontaeneous vertebral fractures" when treatment is stopped. Switzerland is one of the first countries to signal this. Some 10,000 persons in Switzerland are being treated with this medication.

Prolia: Another wonder drug that wasn't
by Martha Rosenberg, Center for Health Journalism Member Blog, 20 March 2015

Monkeys developed tooth and jaw abscesses and two died of protozoal infections. Human subjects developed cervical, ovarian, pancreatic, gastric and thyroid cancers and breast cancer was the "most common adverse event that led to discontinuation" in trials. Adverse event?

Ten people were hospitalized with the skin infection cellulitis during trials and one died.

18 May 2017

United Kingdom: NHS Seeks to Recover from Global Cyber-Attack as Security Concerns Resurface

In an article published in the British Medical Journal, Dr Krishna Chinthapalli, a neurology registrar at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London, said hospitals “will almost certainly be shut down by ransomware this year”.

NHS seeks to recover from global cyber-attack as security concerns resurface
by Damien Gayle, Alexandra Topping, Ian Sample, Sarah Marsh and Vikram Dodd, The Guardian, 13 May 2017

Cybersecurity centre says teams ‘working round the clock’ to fix systems rendered inaccessible by international ransomware attack

What is ‘WannaCry’ and why is it attacking the NHS?

Have you been affected by the cyber-attack?


The NHS is working to bring its systems back online after it became the highest-profile victim of a global ransomware attack and faced renewed concern about the strength of its infrastructure.

Tesla Factory Workers Reveal Pain, Injury and Stress: 'Everything Feels Like the Future But Us'

Inside Tesla's car-production center in Fremont, California.  The
factory employs some 10,000 workers.  Photo:  Tesla
"Ambulances have been called more than 100 times since 2014 for workers experiencing fainting spells, dizziness, seizures, abnormal breathing and chest pains, according to incident reports obtained by the Guardian. Hundreds more were called for injuries and other medical issues."

Tesla factory workers reveal pain, injury and stress: 'Everything feels like the future but us'
by Julia Carrie Wong in Fremont, California, The Guardian, 18 May 2017

Exclusive: CEO Elon Musk defends workplace, saying ‘[we are not] just greedy capitalists who skimp on safety’ – and declares his $50bn company overvalued

When Tesla bought a decommissioned car factory in Fremont, California, Elon Musk transformed the old-fashioned, unionized plant into a much-vaunted “factory of the future”, where giant robots named after X-Men shape and fold sheets of metal inside a gleaming white mecca of advanced manufacturing.

The appetite for Musk’s electric cars, and his promise to disrupt the carbon-reliant automobile industry, has helped Tesla’s value exceed that of both Ford and, briefly, General Motors (GM). But some of the human workers who share the factory with their robotic counterparts complain of grueling work pressure they attribute to Musk’s aggressive production goals, and sometimes life-changing injuries.

Billionaire Bloomberg to Fund $5m Public Health Projects in 40 Cities Worldwide

Michael Bloomberg and WHO director-general
Dr. Margaret Chan.  Photo:  Bloomberg Philantropies
Our comment:  This is an excellent initiative, however, it's a pity that Michael Bloomberg does not include electromagnetic (EM) pollution in this campaign. Bloomberg was appointed last year as the World Health Organisation’s global ambassador for non-communicable diseases – meaning "anything that can harm or kill you that is not infectious". EM pollution fits the bill, but WHO is reticent about the degree of harm it does to people, however, it did classify the pollution as "possible carcinogenic" to humans, so why not include it?


Billionaire Bloomberg to fund $5m public health projects in 40 cities worldwide
by Sarah Boseley Health editor, The Guardian, 16 May 2017

Exclusive: Melbourne, Accra and Ulaanbaatar among cities to benefit from funding pledged by former New York mayor to tackle issues from air pollution to obesity

Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire bête noire of both the sugar industry and the tobacco industry, famously fought for a ban on the sale of large-sized colas and other sweet drinks when he was mayor of New York and lost. Although that is not how he sees it.

“We actually won that battle,” he says. “I have always thought if we had not been stopped by the court, it would have died as an issue. Nobody would have known about it. But the fact that it kept coming back to the newspapers was a gift in disguise because people started to think, Holy God, maybe full-sugar drinks are bad for me.

17 May 2017

Can Non-Ionizing Radiation Cause Cancer?

"The empirical evidence clearly shows that NIR is carcinogenic despite the fact it doesn’t have enough energy to break chemical bonds. The International Agency for Research on Cancer needs to alter their designation of both ELF and RFR from a class 2b “possible carcinogen” to at least a class 2a “probable carcinogen.” And the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection [13] needs to change their guidelines to levels that truly protect public health, especially since our exposure is likely to increase with a greater variety of wireless devices coming on the market."

Can Non-Ionizing Radiation Cause Cancer?
Magda Havas* Trent School of the Environment, Trent University Peterborough, ON, Canada *Corresponding author: Magda Havas, Associate Professor in Trent School of the Environment, Trent University Peterborough, ON, Canada, E-mail: mhavas@trentu.ca

Scholars Research Library Archives of Physics Research, 2017, 8 (1):1-2 (http://www.scholarsresearchlibrary.com/journals/archives-ofphysics-research/) ISSN 0976-0970 CODEN (USA): APRRC7

ABSTRACT

Our exposure to non-ionizing radiation (NIR) has been increasing steadily with our use of electricity, electronic equipment and-more recently-with our use of wireless technology. Concurrently, epidemiological studies have been documenting an increased cancer risk for people who use cell phones for 10 years or more [1,2] and for those who live near cell phone base stations [3,4,5], broadcast antennas [6,7], radar installations [8], or powerlines [9]. Health care authorities and physicists dismiss these studies because non-ionizing radiation doesn’t have enough energy to break chemical bonds and, hence cannot cause cancer. Right? Wrong!

Effects of Mobile Phones on Children’s and Adolescents’ Health: A Commentary

Effects of Mobile Phones on Children’s and Adolescents’ Health: A Commentary
Author: Lennart Hardell

In: Special Section of Child Development. Contemporary Mobile Technology and Child and Adolescent Development, edited by Zheng Yan and Lennart Hardell, May 15, 2017.

Abstract

The use of digital technology has grown rapidly during the last couple of decades. During use, mobile phones and cordless phones emit radiofrequency (RF) radiation. No previous generation has been exposed during childhood and adolescence to this kind of radiation. The brain is the main target organ for RF emissions from the handheld wireless phone. An evaluation of the scientific evidence on the brain tumor risk was made in May 2011 by the International Agency for Research on Cancer at World Health Organization. The scientific panel reached the conclusion that RF radiation from devices that emit nonionizing RF radiation in the frequency range 30 kHz–300 GHz is a Group 2B, that is, a “possible” human carcinogen. With respect to health implications of digital (wireless) technologies, it is of importance that neurological diseases, physiological addiction, cognition, sleep, and behavioral problems are considered in addition to cancer. Well-being needs to be carefully evaluated as an effect of changed behavior in children and adolescents through their interactions with modern digital technologies.

Electromagnetic Fields, Pulsed Radiofrequency Radiation, and Epigenetics: How Wireless Technologies May Affect Childhood Development

"Global saturation by wireless device emissions is our largest modifiable and preventable childhood contaminant. It may exacerbate health harm from chemical toxins such as environmental tobacco, mercury, lead and pthalate toxicity that already burden the developing child. We should think first of reducing the body-burden of wireless emissions which cause epigenetic changes leading to cognitive and behavioral issues in the young child, as well as the underlying neurodevelopmental problems of the fetus, before widely prescribing chemical and/or behavioral interventions.

"Public health experts, educators and psychologists have gained a strong new tool to argue against pulsed radiofrequency radiation saturation by wireless devices and infrastructure. Wireless exposures are modifiable and largely avoidable by choosing wired for technology access. This may hold the largest potential for global preventative health action we have. In comparison to chemical toxicants and other neurotoxins and neurodevelopmental contaminants, we have a clear and immediate choice to avoid wireless technologies in favor of wired connectivity."


Electromagnetic Fields, Pulsed Radiofrequency Radiation, and Epigenetics: How Wireless Technologies May Affect Childhood Development

Announcing a Special Section of Child Development
from © The Society for Research in Child Development, Inc.

Contemporary Mobile Technology and Child and Adolescent Development,
edited by Zheng Yan and Lennart Hardell, May 15, 2017

Article by
Cindy Sage and Ernesto Burgio

Abstract

16 May 2017

Look Who's Swiping Now: 6-Month-Old Babies are Using Smartphones (2015 Article)

More than a third of kids under 1 year old are alread
swiping away on cellphones and tablets, according to
a [2015] survey.  (iStock)
“Based on scientific evidence on how infants learn, I believe that claims that a two-dimensional touch screen app can teach alphabet letters, numbers, and counting from 1 to 10 to babies (including those as young as 6 months) are inaccurate, seriously misleading to parents and potentially detrimental to infant development,” said Laura Berk, a psychology professor at Illinois State University.

Look who’s swiping now: 6-month-old babies are using smartphones, study says
by Michael E. Miller, The Washington Post,
27 April 2015

Smart phone. Dumb idea.

More and more Americans are handing their smartphones to their kids, some as young as 6 months old, according to a new study. Experts warn, however, that the habit could be harmful for a child’s development, despite the promises of cellphone “learning apps.”

Bill Gates and Steve Jobs Restrictions on Wireless for Their Kids

Bill Gates and Steve Jobs restrictions on wireless for their kids
by Dr. Igor Yakymenkocarelessscience.com,
13 May 2017

These two names are hardly associated with any restrictions on new technology. Right? Wrong. As it turned out, both technology geniuses strictly limited access of their kids to wireless devices (in case of Bill Gates at least till 14 for each of his three children). Indeed, recently the legendary founder of Microsoft revealed that he has banned his children from owning a smartphone before the age of 14 and forbids them for using gadgets at the dinner table [1]. “We don’t have cellphones at the table when we are having a meal, we didn’t give our kids cellphones until they were 14 and they complained other kids got them earlier,” says the father of three. “We often set a time after which there is no screen time and in their case that helps them get to sleep at a reasonable hour,” he added. His three kids Jennifer, 20, Rory, 17, and Phoebe, 14 are now old enough to own smartphones, but still have to follow house rules when they use them. “You’re always looking at how it can be used in a great way – homework and staying in touch with friends – and also where it has gotten to excess,” says the legendary innovators.

Smart Attack!

Smart Attack! (15 May 2017 - 4 mn.)



http://stopsmartmeters.org.uk/

Ever wondered why your energy supplier and governments are so keen to give you a smart meter?

We lay out some not-so-good reasons in this 4 minute animation. Your private data, lifestyle and behavioural choices can be amalgamated into a data-set that is monetised and sold to 3rd party companies. Our usual satire of dark subjects aim to entertain and inform you.

Canada: British Colombia: Cellphone Ban at Victoria's Central Middle School Riles Parents

Students' cellphones could be banned from a Victoria
school, beginning in September.  Photo by
Via Facebook
Cellphone ban at Victoria's Central Middle School riles parents
by Jeff Bell / Times Colonist, 14 May 2017

A new rule at Central Middle School aims to keep students’ cellphones and Internet-connected iPods at home beginning in September. Some parents are objecting.

It is a first for the Greater Victoria school district. In a letter to parents, principal Topher Macintosh said despite efforts to control their use, “the detrimental impact of cellphones on our school is clear and overwhelming.”

“Many students have tremendous difficulty managing their use of cellphones, and because of this, teachers are finding phones a serious impediment to instruction and learning.” But efforts will be made to satisfy the concerns of parents who oppose the ban, Macintosh said.

Study Finds How Polluting Nanoparticles Get Into Blood and Damage Hearts

A cyclist wears a mask as he cycles near Buckingham Palace
in London April 2, 2014.  Reuters/Luke MacGregor
Study finds how polluting nanoparticles get into blood and damage heartsby Kate Kelland, reuters.com, 26 April 2017 | LONDON

Inhaled nanoparticles like those pumped out in vehicle exhausts can work their way through the lungs and into the bloodstream where they can raise the risk of heart attack and stroke, scientists said on Wednesday.

In experiments using harmless ultra-fine particles of gold, the scientists were able for the first time to track how such nanoparticles are breathed in, pass through the lungs and then gain access to the blood.

Most worryingly, the researchers said at a briefing in London, the nanoparticles tend to build up in damaged blood vessels of people who already suffer from coronary heart disease – the condition that causes heart attacks - and make it worse.

Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated: Guess who is Sicker?

Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated: Guess who is Sicker?
posted by Celeste McGovern, info.cmsri.org
4 May 2017

http://www.cmsri.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/MawsonStudyHealthOutcomes5.8.2017.pdf

It’s never been done before. The first-of-its-kind study of vaccinated vs. unvaccinated American homeschooled children shows who is really ailing…and parents should be worried

Something is wrong with America’s children. They are sick – allergic, asthmatic, anxious, autoimmune, autistic, hyperactive, distracted and learning disabled. Thirty-two million American children – a full 43% of them – suffer from at least one of 20 chronic illnesses not including obesity. Across the board, once rare pediatric disorders from autism and ADD to Type 1 diabetes and Tourette’s syndrome are soaring, though few studies pool the data. Compared to their parents, children today are four times more likely to have a chronic illness. And while their grandparents might never have swallowed a pill as children, the current generation of kids is a pharmaceutical sales rep’s dream come true: More than one million American children under five years old takes a psychiatric drug. More than 8.3 million kids under 17 have consumed psychiatric drugs, and in any given month one in four is taking at least one prescription drug for something.

15 May 2017

Sweden Bans Mandatory Vaccinations Over ‘Serious Heath Concerns’


“If you take that vaccine vial and break it, you have to dispose of that as hazardous waste. You have to evacuate the building. Why would you take that and inject it into a child?” - Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Sweden Bans Mandatory Vaccinations Over ‘Serious Heath Concerns’

by Baxter Dmitryyournewswire.com,
12 May 2017

Sweden has banned mandatory vaccinations, citing “serious health concerns” and the fact they violate a citizen’s constitutional rights to choose their own healthcare.

The Swedish Riksdag (parliament) rejected seven motions on May 10 that would have enshrined forced vaccinations into law, stating “It would violate our [Swedish Constitution] if we introduced compulsory vaccinations, or mandatory vaccinations.”

Noting also the “massive resistance (by Swedes) to all forms of coercion with regard to vaccinations“, the Riksdag also made reference to “frequent serious adverse reactions” in children who receive vaccinations.

An English translation of the Swedish report:

Get Microwave-Transmitted WI-FI Out Of Schools—Use Hard-Wired Connections Instead

"The interesting part about Wi-Fi in schools is many school districts globally are ‘light years’ ahead of the U.S. education system. Many school districts, plus some countries, have removed microwave-supplied Wi-Fi from classrooms. Personally, I think that should be done in the workplace, too, especially in all medical facilities, e.g., doctors’ offices too, where sick people congregate." 

Get Microwave-Transmitted WI-FI Out Of Schools—Use Hard-Wired Connections Instead

by Catherine J. Frompovichactivistpost.com, 14 May 2017

Microwave-transmitted Wi-Fi in schools is an extremely serious electromagnetic health-compromising problem for students and teachers alike, plus at home too! Below are 3 diagrams of Wi-Fi various exposures from routers while the fourth illustrates non-ionizing radiation, non-thermal waves emitted from a laptop computer. Such non-thermal wave radiation has negative implications upon the reproductive systems of males and females alike.

Various activist groups are becoming vocal about having school districts remove traditional microwave-transmitted Wi-Fi from schools and classrooms and replace it with a hard-wired service, which works very well but does not expose students and teachers to higher gigahertz ranges of microwave energies. The World Health Organization’s IARC classifies microwave radiation from cell phones, which is in the same energy ranges and can be higher for router-emitted Wi-Fi, as a Class 2B carcinogen [1].

Scotland: Experts Calling for Halt to Roll-Out of Wi-Fi in Classrooms

(iStock)
Questions over whether wi-fi is safe for our kids
by Mark Howarth, sundaypost.com, 
15 May 2017

EXPERTS are calling for a halt in the roll-out of wi-fi technology in Scotland’s classrooms.

Pupils as young as five are being encouraged to bring smartphones and tablets into lessons as part of a Government education strategy.

However, new research has concluded that wireless signals are “not completely safe near the human body” after finding that young rats exposed to the waves suffered brain tissue damage.

In several countries across Europe, authorities are already putting curbs on wi-fi in primary and nursery classes.

Now campaigners believe a moratorium on the gadgetry should be in place in Scottish schools too until further safety studies have taken place.

India: Re-Evaluating The Impact Of Mobile Towers: A Legal Perspective

India: Re-Evaluating The Impact Of Mobile Towers: A Legal Perspective
by Jaskaran SinghPSA Legal Counsellors, 15 May 2017

Introduction

The colossal expansion of the telecom industry in recent years along with new mobile products has ensured telecom services have broadened the Indian subscriber base which is expected to grow at approximately 17 percent per annum.1 Such a massive subscriber base means that the number of mobile towers will, inevitably, significantly increase with time. There have been continuous debates regarding the impact of mobile towers as they emit non-ionizing radiation that could be harmful and may impact the health of people who are within the range of its exposure.

This bulletin attempts to analyze the current situation pertaining to the alleged radiation from mobile towers and whether such radiation can be termed as a "pollutant" under India's environmental legislations. It further seeks to assess, if technological advancement is a viable option to overcome this burgeoning issue.

4G/LTE Mobile Internet and WiFi: The Largest Pandemic Ever?!

Martin Möhrke
RE-POSTED 15 May 2017:  We are hoping, with the broadcast of "Temps Présent" on Swiss TV this week:  "Being connected can seriously damage health", that the medical profession, especially in French-speaking Switzerland, will wake up to the reality that many of their patients may be suffering from the biological effects of exposure to electromagnetic radiation emitted by wireless devices.

"In the practices of doctors and other physicians there is a continuous increase in the number of people with chronic and seemingly inexplainable complaints. From measurements using new medical devices, blood measures or saliva examinations it appears that the cause in one out of three patients is radiation overload. Unfortunately this fact is not widely realized by the medical profession. In 2002 about one in 30 patients were radiation stressed. In the meantime that has become one in three."

4G/LTE Mobile Internet and WiFi: The largest pandemic ever?!
by Martin Möhrke, FAIM (Foundation for Alternative and Integrative Medicine)

Many people are still unperturbed by the possible consequences of exposure to mobile phones, wireless networks and other radiation producing apparatuses. With the exception, of course, of those people who have acute complaints and are quite aware of their effects. That is, however, a small group. Ultimately no living being escapes the influence of unnatural radiation on the cell structures of the body.

Dutch Study Suggests Wi-Fi Is Killing Trees

Composed by artist Nickolay Lamm, this is what our cities
would look like if Wi-Fi and cell phone signals were
visible to the human eye.
RE-POSTED 15 May 2017:  Electromagnetic radiation is silently damaging not only our own health but also that of our environment. 

Dutch Study Suggests Wifi Is Killing Trees
by Carolanne Wright, Contributing Writer for Wake Up World / Elle, 20 November 2015

The health-damaging effects of wireless technology has been a hotly debated topic in scientific circles for years now. Linked with increased stress, brain fog, insomnia, cancer, lower sperm count, Alzheimer’s Disease, behavioral issues and developmental delays, many are questioning the daily use of Wi-Fi, cellphones, tablets, smart meters and other modern ‘necessities.’

For anyone who has first hand experience with electromagnetic sensitivity triggered by these devices, there is little doubt of their negative effect on health, mental clarity and overall well-being. Regrettably, humans aren’t the only ones negatively affected by wireless technology. Researchers in the Netherlands have found electromagnetic pollution can also harm trees.

Silent Damage

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity – An Increasing Challenge to the Medical Profession

RE-POSTED 15 May 2017:  In March 2017, a team of scientists and doctors from ECERI (European Cancer and Environment Research Institute), including Dr. Lennart Hardell, Dr. David Carpenter, and Professor Dominique Belpomme, met with officials at the World Health Organization as a first step towards having electrohypersensitivity included in the International Classification of Diseases.

"The prevalence of EHS seems to be increasing today, and many people get symptoms when exposed to ELF- and/or RF-EMF. With the ever more extensive use of wireless technologies, nobody can avoid being exposed. It is important to work toward getting objective diagnostic criteria for EHS, and have it recognized and officially accepted as hypersensitivity, an illness caused by exposure to EMF. Thus, it is necessary to give an International Classification of Diseases to EHS. If and when EHS is accepted as a diagnosis by society and the medical profession, measures can be taken especially in consideration for this group of people with EHS regarding healthcare, accommodation, school, and work."


Electromagnetic hypersensitivity – an increasing challenge to the medical profession
Lena Hedendahl1 / Michael Carlberg2 / Lennart Hardell2

1Research and Innovation Unit, County Council of Norrbotten, SE-971 89 Luleå, Sweden

2Department of Oncology, University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden

Taiwan: High-schoolers Educate Ministry on Phone Addiction

RE-POSTED 15 MAY 2017:  Yes!  Government officials - here in Switzerland and elsewhere - need to be educated in safer use of cell phones .  Here is a good example from Taiwan of teenagers raising awareness of officials at the Ministry of Education regarding cell phone addiction.  

High-schoolers educate ministry on phone addiction
Staff writer, with CNA, taipeitimes.com,
23 December 2015

High-school students attending a forum organized by the Ministry of Education’s Youth Development Administration have proposed a “no cellphone day,” saying smartphone addiction could alienate students from society.

At a forum on Sunday, 100 senior-high and vocational high-school students offered their suggestions to Minister of Education Wu Se-hwa (吳思華) and other officials on a variety of topics including learning and career planning, civic awareness, international perspectives, technology and smart living.

Internet and smartphone addiction could restrict students’ thinking, negatively affect their health and alienate them from other people, the students said.

They urged the ministry to designate a “no cellphone day” to raise awareness on mobile phone addiction.

14 May 2017

5G Radiation Dangers – 11 Reasons To Be Concerned

The effects?  Denser soup of electrosmog, effects on skin, eyes, heart, immune system, cell growth rates, bacteria resistance, plant health, atmosphere and depletion of fossil fuels, disruption of natural ecosystem.  Do we really want this for the sake of faster download speeds and connection to over a trillion objects around the world ?!

5G Radiation Dangers – 11 Reasons To Be Concerned
Posted by Lloyd Burrell, electricsense.com
12 May 2017

Like it or not we’re rapidly moving into the world of 5G, or 5th generation cellular telecommunications.

Why?

Because the frequency bandwidths used currently by cell phones and similar technologies are becoming saturated.

And also because we live in a world where people want more. 5G, and the Internet of Things (IoT) that goes with it, promises to give us more.

But more what?

Wireless Safety: Sources and Solutions

Wireless Safety: Sources and Solutions
This article is written as supplemental support for the Wireless Safety Card designed and distributed by Clear Light Ventures.

This article will cover the most common sources of wireless radiation and offer a range of choices to reduce or eliminate exposure. On the card, the choices that are completely safe and which will fully eliminate exposure are highlighted by a green dot. The solutions that help to reduce exposure are highlighted by a yellow dot. For all of these sources of exposure, moving the device farther away or moving yourself farther from the device will rapidly reduce exposure. Every time you double the distance, exposure is reduced by 75%. Also, additional common sources of exposure that could not fit on the card are listed below.

Additional details on the most commonly reported symptoms and references are also included (topics covered on the back of the Wireless Safety Card).


Read the full article for detailed information:
http://www.clearlightventures.com/wirelesscard/

Minnesota: Contact Your Legislators: Small Cell Wireless Bill Pre-empting Local Control Is Gaining Traction

There is growing concern of cities across the United States that legislation regarding deployment of new technology by municipal utilities, wireless providers etc. may pre-empt or undermine the ability of local officials to determine what health, safety, and welfare regulations best serve their community.

Contact Your Legislators: Small Cell Wireless Bill Pre-empting Local Control Is Gaining Traction
League of Minnesota Cities, 8 May 2017

The wireless industry has renewed its strong effort to get legislation passed that minimizes local authority and the ability of cities to negotiate agreements that work for each community.

Over the last two weeks, Rep. Marion O’Neill (R-Maple Lake) has convened several meetings with cities, municipal utilities, wireless providers (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint) and cable representatives to negotiate SF 561, a bill that would allow small cell wireless equipment to be placed on city-owned infrastructure in the public right of way. Additionally, the bill prevents cities from negotiating rates, permit timelines, and maintenance as it relates to the installation of emerging wireless infrastructure.

Canada: Toronto District School Board Shuts down Snapchat, Netflix and Instagram in Schools

Students and staff will have to give up Instagram, Snapchat
and Netflix during school hours, or switch off their Wi-Fi
connection.  Carl Court / Getty
[Our comment:  What the school board should do is ban all cell phone use by students both inside and outside the classroom.]

TDSB shuts down Snapchat, Netflix and Instagram in schools
by Azzura Lalani, Staff Reporter and Alina Bykova, Staff Reporter, thestar.com
9 May 2017

The Toronto District School Board says that the three sites alone use up 20 per cent of their daily internet traffic

The Toronto District School Board has blocked all Wi-Fi and network access to Snapchat, Netflix and Instagram in schools until the end of the academic year because their students — none of whom are presumed to be Kim Kardashian — have basically broken the internet.

The school board said the measures will be effective starting from Tuesday until June 30, and are necessary because the three sites alone use up to 20 per cent of the TDSB’s network activity each day.

Clear Light Ventures to Present at AutismOne 2017 Conference: “Wireless: A Key Piece of the Autism Puzzle” - 26 May 2017 - Colorado Springs, CO

Health Impacts from Wireless, EMF, Cell Phone, and WiFi Radiation Discussed at Major Conference in May
prweb.com, 10 May 2017

Clear Light Ventures’ Peter Sullivan and prominent autism researchers to present at AutismOne 2017 Conference

LOS ANGELES, CA (PRWEB) MAY 10, 2017

Clear Light Ventures was founded by Peter Sullivan with a “mission to improve human health and performance by removing widespread environmental health threats. Current projects are focusing on EMF - electromagnetic field - safety and awareness and environmental factors in autism.”[1]

On Friday, May 26, Peter Sullivan presents “Wireless: A Key Piece of the Autism Puzzle.” This presentation includes Peter’s personal story of helping his two boys recover from autism and restoring his own health. It also includes key concepts for understanding autism as a state of overload from multiple factors (total load theory) and how wireless radiation and EMF (electromagnetic fields) fit into that framework. Additionally, Peter will explain what you can do to immediately reduce your child’s exposure to wireless radiation and EMF and how to be more resilient to its effects. Finally, Peter will discuss the role of fight or flight mode in the context of EMF and detox, as well as other emerging solutions to reduce wireless and EMF exposure.

Don't Let Mattel's New "Digital Nanny" Trade Children's Privacy and Well-Being for Profit

In July 2017, Mattel is expected to release a Wi-fi enabled “digital nanny” called Aristotle. It’s an Amazon Echo-type listening and talking device with a camera, designed to live in a child’s bedroom from birth... In order for Aristotle to work, it collects and stores data about a child’s activity and interactions with it. It also connects to other apps and online retailers, which means that data may be shared with those partner corporations...


Don't let Mattel's new "digital nanny" trade children's privacy for profit
Message from David Monahan, Campaign Manager, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood,
May 2017

No one would knowingly compromise their child’s healthy development. But Mattel is hoping we will—and banking on it. In July, Mattel will release Aristotle, a Wi-fi enabled "digital nanny." They say the device will help parents nurture and teach their child from infancy to adolescence. We want parents to know what Mattel will be taking from them in exchange for this “help.”

13 May 2017

Radiofrequency Radiation Exposure, Health Hazards and Risk Assessment Strategies

"Many of us are electro-sensitive but do not realize it; we have the symptoms, but because we are permanently exposed to the radiation, we regard us as “normal”. Being engineers and scientists our duty is to recommend strategies against risks to avoid health hazards. To abide safety standards there is a need to create awareness among the users, service providers and develop/publicize health based precautionary guidelines to control the damage and realize concept of health is wealth."

Radio frequency radiation exposure, health hazards and risk assessment strategies

- IEEE Xplore (Date Added to IEEE Xplore: 04 May 2017)

Author: Nazeer Aalam

Published in: 2017 International Conference on Innovations in Electrical Engineering and Computational Technologies (ICIEECT)

Abstract:

12 May 2017

Monsanto Hires Internet Trolls to Cover Up Roundup’s Cancer Risk

Monsanto Hires Internet Trolls to Cover Up Roundup’s Cancer Risk
by Josh Gay, Ring of Fire / EcoWatch, posted 12 May 2017

Internet trolls, paid for by Monsanto, have been scouring the internet to hide the ugly truth about the herbicide Roundup and the dangers of glyphosate, while the chemical giant worked with government regulators to declare the product safe to use, even though it "probably" causes cancer.

According to court documents, Monsanto hired third parties to search out negative comments about their products and counter them with pseudo-scientific research commissioned by the company itself.

Mike Papantonio, of America's Lawyer, predicts that Monsanto will pay heavily in a jury trial and describes how the company even has trolled The Ring of Fire, while manipulating the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Papantonio: Monsanto, The Master Of Lies And Purveyor Of Cancer (9 May 2017, 6 mn.)



Coffee Shops Skip Wi-Fi to Encourage Customers to Actually Talk

HotBlack Cofffee in Toronto opened last year without
Wi-Fi service for its customers.  Credit:  Christine Lim
Mr. Bienenstock, president of HotBlack, said he has traveled extensively, including 15 years of living in Europe, and found that the practice of setting up a temporary workplace in a cafe was largely confined to North America. He said he did not see his approach as revolutionary but as a response to society’s deep immersion into all things digital that leads people to seldom communicate face to face.

Coffee Shops Skip Wi-Fi to Encourage Customers to Actually Talk
by Christopher Mele, The New York Times, 
9 May 2017

At HotBlack Coffee, a cafe in downtown Toronto, you can get walnut butter squares, lemon poppy seed muffins, biscotti and, of course, coffee.

But one thing you can’t get there: Wi-Fi.

Jimson Bienenstock, the president of HotBlack, said the shop opened last year without Wi-Fi with the express intent of getting customers to — gasp! — talk to one another instead of burying their faces in laptops.

New York: Oyster Bay Supervisor Vows Town Will Limit Cellphone Antennas

LI Residents Protest Over Cellphone Repeaters (CBS News New York - 11 May 2017 - 2 mn.)

As CBS reports, these "repeaters" are part of 5g, but it's not clear how they differ from "small cells".

Community member, Dr. David Burg said, “You couldn’t give me $10 million dollars for this…OK…There are potential health risks to these, they are aesthetically not pleasing, there’s also the devaluation of our home properties.”



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3VqliGwJsI

Oyster Bay supervisor vows town will limit cellphone antennas
by David Olson david.olson@newsday.com, newsday.com, 11 May 2017

Oyster Bay Supervisor Joseph Saladino on Thursday said the town is drafting a new ordinance to limit the installation of cellphone antennas and is exploring legal ways to get about two dozen of them removed from residents’ properties.

“We will make sure our voice is heard as we stand in lockstep with our residents to protect their rights and protect our communities,” Saladino said.

11 May 2017

Cancer Treatment Hype Gives False Hope to Many Patients

Cancer treatment hype gives false hope to many patients
by Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News / USA Today, 27 April 2017

(Photo):  Michael Uvanni of Rome, N.Y., sits in one of his two interior design business showrooms in April 2017. Uvanni said his brother may have gotten more time from the many drugs he tried during his illness but that his quality of life was not good.(Photo: Mike Roy for Kaiser Health News)

After Michael Uvanni’s older brother, James, was diagnosed with a deadly form of skin cancer, it seemed as if everyone told the family what they wanted to hear: Have hope. You can beat this, and we are here to help.

The brothers met with doctors at a half-dozen of the country’s best hospitals, all with impressive credentials that inspired confidence.

Maryland: Community Outraged about Cell Phone Tower on High School Grounds

Community outraged about cell phone tower on Md high school grounds
by Jasmine Norwooddcw50.com, 27 April 2017

GREENBELT, Md. -- Parents and homeowners in Greenbelt are frustrated about the latest plans to put a cell phone tower on the grounds of Eleanor Roosevelt High School.

Parents said they feel like cell phone reception is taking precedence over the health of their families. Homeowners, said they too are worried about the radiation, but also, about their property value going down

Community members packed into an informational meeting Tuesday night to voice their concerns and show their opposition.

The future cell phone tower at Eleanor Roosevelt High School is the latest step in a long term plan to add more than 70 cell phone towers to schools in Prince Georges County. An agreement the school board made with a company called Milestone Communications years ago. The arrangement gives $25,000 dollars to the school district for each tower allowed on school grounds.

Canada: Toronto: Privacy Violation at Heart of City's Potential Plan to 'Mine' Smart Meters

(Photo:) Dr. Ann Cavoukian, a three-term Ontario privacy commissioner and the executive director of the Privacy and Big Data Institute at Ryerson University, said Toronto Mayor John Tory’s comment that the city would “mine” residents’ water and hydro usage data to figure out how many homes are vacant raises privacy red flags. (POSTMEDIA NETWORK/FILES)

Privacy violation at heart of city's potential plan to 'mine' smart meters: Expert
by Antonella Artuso, Toronto Sun, 30April 2017

The City of Toronto should not turn smart meters into snitch meters, a globally-recognized privacy expert says.

Dr. Ann Cavoukian said Toronto Mayor John Tory’s comment that the city would “mine” residents’ water and hydro usage data to figure out how many homes are vacant – the first step in his proposal to levy a special property tax on speculators – raises privacy red flags.

United States: Pediatricians Update Digital Media Recommendations for Kids (October 2016 Article)

Parents not only need to pay attention to the amount of
time children spend on digital media, but also how, when
and where they use it, experts. say.
Credit: 
© BestPhotoStudio / Fotolia
"Too much time using digital media in the wrong way is linked to children's quality of sleep, child development and physical health." Many parents are still not heeding this warning.

Pediatricians update digital media recommendations for kids
sciencedaily.com, 21 October 2016

Source:University of Michigan Health System

Summary:New AAP guidelines say parents not only need to pay attention to the amount of time children spend on digital media -- but also how, when and where they use it.
It's not so bad to hand your child an iPad once in a while depending on how it's used. Playing a game together or Skyping with Grandma? That's OK. Helping your little one calm down or trying to keep peace in the house? Not so much.

Wireless Communication Technologies: New Study Findings Confirm Risks of Non-Ionizing Radiation

Wireless communication technologies: New study findings confirm risks of nonionizing radiation

Peter Hensinger and Isabel Wilke, mwelt-medizin-gesellschaft, 29|3/2016; translated by Katharina Gustavs, May 2017

Download (PDF, 1.2 MB): http://bit.ly/2qX22CY

This article documents the latest study findings regarding the endpoints of genotoxicity, fertility, blood-brain barrier, cardiac functions, cognition, and behavior. A verified mechanism of damage is oxidative cell stress. New hypotheses of additional mechanisms of action will also be presented.

Abstract

Thirteen New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (3 May 2017)

Thirteen 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, 3 May 2017

For some of these studies, we are posting only the titles of the studies, the authors, and links to the abstracts.

ELF

Preterm birth among women living within 600 meters of high voltage overhead Power Lines: a case-control study

Sadeghi T, Ahmadi A, Javadian M, Gholamian SA, Delavar MA, Esmailzadeh S, Ahmadi B, Hadighi MSH. Preterm birth among women living within 600 meters of high voltage overhead Power Lines: a case-control study. Rom J Intern Med. 2017 Apr 18. [Epub ahead of print]

Abstract

France : Phonegate* : No Appeal Before the State Council against ANFR

"We will continue, through every means available, to warn users, in particular the youngest ones, about the risks to their health and safety regarding the use of mobile phones in contact or near-contact with the skin."

[Press release] Phonegate* : No Appeal Before the State Council against ANFR
Par Marc AraziPublié: 11 mai 2017

Following the decision of 20 April 2017 by the court of interlocutory proceedings of the Administrative Tribunal of Melun in favor of the National Frequency Agency (ANFR), we have not appealed before the State Council. The extremely short duration (fifteen days including two holidays), the cost of the proceedings (5,000 euros), the need to call on a lawyer authorized to plead before the State Council and also the added difficulty of finding a council having no conflicts of interest with the mobile phone industry, have been obstacles difficult to avoid before even being able to study the chances of legal success of this approach.

We are therefore studying alternative legal channels allowing us to obtain as quickly as possible the detailed results of the measurements of the specific absorption rate (SAR) of the torso and limbs of the 95 mobile phones tested in 2015 by ANFR, 89% of which were shown to exceed the European regulatory values protecting the health of users (SAR torso).

California: Red Alert on 5G Wireless Saturation Bill SB 649

RED ALERT ON CALIFORNIA 5G WIRELESS SATURATION BILL SB 649- TWEETSTORM / PROTESTS BREWING
by Josh Hartstopsmartmeters.org, 10 May 2017

Scientists, physicians, and local governments throughout California are raising the alarm about Senate Bill SB649 (similar bills exist in other states), which would eliminate the established planning control that local governments currently have over the placement of wireless facilities along streets and on public property. Powerful wireless corporations want this local control eviscerated to pave the way for forced 5G (Millimeter wave) deployment. The wireless industry claims the public wants this new infrastructure, but if the public really wanted these new cell sites in their neighborhoods, SB 649 would of course not be necessary. SB 649 is all about suppressing democracy to suit the CTIA‘s obsession with the IoT.

If the bill passes, expect big telecom to try and bully their way into your community with high frequency microwave cell sites on street poles (adding to electrosmog from existing smart meter, 3G, and 4G antennas) in a way that will make recent smart meter deployments seem like a friendly tea party with the utilities. It has been documented that these 5G cell sites emit constant radiation at similar frequencies as crowd control microwave pain-inducing weaponry. Millimeter wave wireless is already in testing in certain areas in California and elsewhere.

09 May 2017

These Toaster-Oven-Size Radios Will Help Bring 5G to Life

Cell towers like these let AT&T engineers
simulate how 5G will behave in the real
world.  Commercial deployment is expected
to begin in 2020, after companies around the
world hammer out technical standards.
These Toaster-Oven-Size Radios Will Help Bring 5G to Life
by Elizabeth Woykewww.technologyreview.com
10 March 2017

Within a few years, 5G networks could turbocharge your smartphone. But can they pass the tests cooked up by engineers at an office park in New Jersey?

Live-streaming a virtual-reality broadcast. Downloading a 90-minute high-definition TV show to your smartphone in less than three seconds. Sending instant updates on road conditions to self-driving vehicles. These scenarios are impossible or prohibitively expensive on current cellular networks, but they should be feasible with the next generation of wireless connectivity, 5G. It promises to be 10 to 20 times faster than today’s cell-phone networks.

That’s because 5G will operate in a high-frequency portion of the radio spectrum, known as millimeter wave. It has a lot of available bandwidth and should make it possible for wireless devices to process data with minimal delays. But since its wavelengths are much shorter, it is more easily obstructed. And because it has never been used for consumer mobile services, carriers are still learning how 5G signals will behave in different types of terrain and weather. “We need to look at how the signals are affected by things like snow, rain, sleet, hail, maple trees, oak trees, and spruce trees, because each of those will be different,” says AT&T research engineer Bob Bennett.

The Netherlands: Testing Of 5G Wi-Fi Troubles Cows. Should We Be Concerned Too?

Testing Of 5G Wi-Fi Troubles Cows. Should We Be Concerned Too?
letsraiseawareness.org, 16 February 2017
(Extract)

5 Dutch dairy farmers in Stitswerd, Groningen, witnessed a mystery on Saturday, January 28. Several hundreds of cows from the 5 dairy farmers simultaneously started running riot without a clear cause. The cows bumped into each other and the fences of their cowshed. One of the farmers said that their behavior really looked like agony, so it was not just a moment of frustration for the cows, it was really a life or death situation.

Even more shocking is that the farmers all have experienced these panic attacks from their cows several times before, for the lasts few months. However, these kinds of mysterious events only seem to occur around the small town called Stitswerd.

It was speculated that a raptor bird might have caused the panic attack, however, this can’t be true since it happened at 5 dairy farms simultaneously. A veterinarian has been consulted as well, but she couldn’t find an explanation either. Another possibility is that an earthquake scared the cows, but none of the farmers felt anything themselves. Besides, cows in Groningen should be used to earthquakes due to the regular gas drilling in the province (which is progressively destructive to the land and houses of Groningen by the way, damn fossil fuels!).

Cell Phone Towers in the Backcountry Rob Us of Wilderness

Mount Rainier as seen from the Wonderland
Trail near Mowich Lake in Mount Rainier National
Park, Wash.  The 93-mile trail, established in 1915,
encircles the mountain.  Photo:
John Froschauer, AP
Cell phone towers in the backcountry rob us of wilderness
by Jason Mark, sfchronicle.com, 5 May 2017

The Wonderland Trail in Mount Rainier National Park has been on my backpacker’s bucket list for years. The 93-mile-long route circumnavigates the glacier-topped peak and along the way passes through alpine meadows, thick forests and deep valleys. If you time your trip just right, you’ll catch cascades of wildflowers in epic proportions.

But my enthusiasm dimmed when a government watchdog group revealed that the proposed construction of new communication towers in and near the park would extend cell phone service into thousands of acres of wilderness. The view would be the same, but the experience would no doubt change. A getaway is no escape if you’re tempted to check your email and update your social feeds.

The planned expansion of cellular coverage at Mount Rainier National Park is part of a larger trend across our public lands. At Theodore Roosevelt National Park, officials are set to approve a proposed cell tower 1,000 feet from the wilderness boundary that might spread phone coverage into the largest wilderness area in North Dakota. Many parts of Yellowstone National Park’s vast backcountry (not technically a designated wilderness, but unquestionably one of the wildest places left in the Continental United States) already have 4G wireless coverage; officials there are now planning for the construction of a sixth communications tower that, some conservationists fear, would strengthen cell coverage. Communication signals also stretch into the labyrinthine lakes of Minnesota’s Boundary Waters, the most popular wilderness area in America.

Kids Who Use Smartphones Start Talking Later

[We found the images in the video accompanying this article of toddlers using screen devices close to their bodies quite disturbing because these emit harmful electromagnetic radiation (especially, when switched on or connected to the Wi-Fi)  to sensitive parts of the body, a fact not being reported on enough in the media.]

Kids Who Use Smartphones Start Talking Later
by Alice Park, Time, 8 May 2017

Growing evidence suggests that screen time may have some negative consequences for young children’s development.

In a new study of nearly 900 children between six months and two years old, researchers found that those who spent more time using handheld devices were more likely to have delays in expressive speech, compared to children who didn’t use the devices as much. For every 30 minutes of screen time, there was a 49% increase risk of expressive speech delay. The research, which was led by pediatricians at the Hospital for Sick Children in Canada, was presented at the annual meeting of the Pediatric Academic Societies.