Raise awareness of environmental health issues in order to better protect our children and future generations.

28 July 2017

Dialogue with the Doctors about Cell Phones, Wireless and Your Health, Jackson, Wyoming, 31 July 2017

Dialogue With The Doctors About Cell Phones, Wireless And Your Health
Environmental Health Trust

The Environmental Health Trust invites you to an evening lecture and public dialogue with renowned medical experts to discuss environmental health issues with a focus on the benefits and safer use of cell phones and wireless, as well as recent recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics on screen time.

Dialogue with the Doctors About Cell Phones, Wireless and Your Health:

A Scientific Update with Practical Recommendations

Monday, July 31st, 2017

6:00 – 7:30pm

Teton County Library, Ordway Auditorium

This interactive event will expand on the Environmental Health Trust’s successful Expert Forum on Wireless and Health, organized in coordination with the Israel Institute for Advanced Study and the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences at the Hebrew University in January 2017.

Our upcoming event is a unique opportunity for community members to speak directly with physicians well-versed in the current scientific literature regarding wireless radiation, as well as recent policy updates within the U.S. and abroad. Doctors will present recent science, answer all your questions and share medical recommendations and practical solutions to support healthy living.

26 July 2017

Wyoming: Expert Discussion on Cell Phones, Wireless Radiation and Health: Jackson, 31 July 2017

Expert discussion on cell phones, wireless radiation and health, sponsored by the Environmental Health Trust, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, July 31 at Teton County Public Library, free. 

"The forum comes only weeks after the National Frequency Agency of France released research showing nine out of 10 cell phones exceed government radiation limits when researchers tested the way people actually use them—directly next to the body, Davis said. Manufacturers, however, don’t have to test phones directly on the body, like in pants pockets, she said. It’s a major finding in France and internationally and a topic panelists will discuss."

DON’T MISS: Dangerous Communication
by Kelsey Daytonplanetjh.com, 25 July 2017

Scientists discuss seminal research about cell phones and other health hazards.

JACKSON HOLE, WY – Dr. Devra Davis’s first grandchild was born in 2004 and by the time he was nine months old, he could grab a cell phone, turn it on and even start a game. At first, Davis was a proud grandparent and marveled at her clever grandson. But then the founder/president of the Environmental Health Trust realized there was a lot about cell phones she didn’t know, especially when it came to the impact on young brains.

In her 2007 book The Secret History of the War on Cancer, she titled the final chapter “Presumed Innocent” and raised questions about cell phone safety.

It was the only topic in her book she received pushback about. No one debated tobacco could kill you, or air pollution was bad for your health. “Because you had dead bodies and statistically significant evidence,” she said.

At the time Davis was a typical busy professional, carrying and using multiple cell phones.

Jimmy Gonzalez Warns Cell Phones Cause Cancer at Pembroke Pines Meeting


Jimmy Gonzalez "Cell Phones Cause Cancer" (9 mn. - 13 December 2014)






Jimmy Gonzalez's testimony to the Pembroke Pines Commission resulted in the passing of a Resolution to raise awareness on the health risks of cell phone radiation. Learn more about the state of science on cell phone radiation at http://ehtrust.org/ Several cities and countries are taking action to raise awareness about how people can protect themselves. Please see the full list at http://ehtrust.org/international-poli... Jimmy Gonzalez' words will save lives.


Sterility - A Major Health Issue : Opinion

(Choice of image by "Towards Better Health")
Sterility, a major health issue 
Opinion, Letter of the Day, 24 heures,
7 May 2013

Re. Article by François Meylan, Secretary-General of the of the Christian Democratic People's Party, "Sterility, A Major Health Issue" (24 heures, 15 April 2013)

"It is time to sound the alarm on the issue of sterility", writes Mr. Meylan.  We incriminate endocrine disruptors found in pesticides and plastics.  No one dares point the finger at our favorite devices: smartphones, laptops, tablets... Keeping a smartphone switched on in the pocket harms the genetic code and mobility of sperm.  One is radiating the sensitive parts of the body with electromagnetic waves, classified by WHO as "possibly carcinogenic".  Moreover, a laptop, tablet or iPad on one's lap, connected to Wi-Fi, which emits the same type of waves, can affect fertility.  The exposure to radiation of these devices can also have a negative impact on female fertility and increase the risk of miscarriage during pregnancy.

Sperm Counts Among Western Men Have Halved in Last 40 Years - Study

The concentration of sperm in the ejaculate of men in
western countries has fallen by an average of 1.4% a year,
leading to an overall drop of just over 52%, say
researchers.  
Photo:  Alamy
"Research into potential causes [is] needed. Numerous possibilities have been mooted, with research suggesting links to body weight, a lack of physical activity, smoking, and exposure of pregnant women to chemicals found in myriad household products, known as endocrine disruptors." - No mention here of exposure to electromagnetic radiation from wireless devices.

Sperm counts among western men have halved in last 40 years – study
by Nicola Davis, The Guardian, 25 July 2017


Reasons for the ‘shocking’ drop are unclear, say researchers, and represent a huge and neglected area of public health

Sperm counts among men have more than halved in the last 40 years, research suggests, although the drivers behind the decline remain unclear.

"The Invisible Rainbow": The Story of the Invention and Use of Electricity from an Environmental Point of View

I am reading this amazing, informative book by Arthur Firstenberg.  It is my hope that everyone who does NOT believe that electricity can harm humans, plants and animals will read this book. 

THE INVISIBLE RAINBOW 
by Arthur Firstenberg, 2017

THE STORY OF the invention and use of electricity has often been told before, but never from an environmental point of view. The assumption of safety, and the conviction that electricity has nothing to do with life, are by now so entrenched in the human psyche that new research, and testimony by those who are being injured, are not enough to change the course that society has set. Two increasingly isolated worlds—that inhabited by the majority, who embrace new electrical technology without question, and that inhabited by a growing minority, who are fighting for survival in an electrically polluted environment—no longer even speak the same language. In The Invisible Rainbow, Arthur Firstenberg bridges the two worlds. In a story that is rigorously scientific yet easy to read, he provides a surprising answer to the question, “How can electricity be suddenly harmful today when it was safe for centuries?”

25 July 2017

The Kids Are Not All Right - How Wireless Tech Is Harming Our Youth And What Parents Can Do Right Now

The Kids Are Not All Right - 
How Wireless Tech Is Harming Our Youth And What Parents Can Do Right Now
by Alison Main, Paleo Magazine, February/March 2017 issue. paleomagonline.com

“Children are not little adults and are disproportionately impacted by all environmental exposures, including cell phone radiation. Current FCC standards do not account for the unique vulnerability and use patterns specific to pregnant women and children.” 
—American Academy of Pediatrics, 2013 

Don’t run with scissors. Don’t talk to strangers. Don’t play with matches. Don’t drink and drive. Don’t do drugs. 

Parents are eternally concerned about their children’s safety. From infancy to adolescence, children are developing humans—physically, behaviorally and intellectually. To emerge as healthy, well-adjusted adults, kids need their parents’ protection. And when it comes to children and wireless-tech safety, there’s a lot parents need to know.

Are You Carrying Your Cellphone Too Close to Your Body?

A pocket may not be the best place to keep your
cellphone.
(m-gucci / iStock)
Are you carrying your cellphone too close to your body?
by Nara Schoenberg, Chicago Tribune,
26 January 2017

In the movie "La La Land," the heroine fields calls in the current style, with her cellphone pressed close to her ear.

When President Barack Obama gave his farewell address, he equated innovation with "a computer in every pocket."

Some users sleep with their cellphones on the nightstand — or even tucked under the pillow.

But how close should you really get to your cellphone?

The answer depends, in part, on whom you ask. Government experts say cellphones, which emit radio frequency radiation, have not conclusively been linked to any health problem. But some critics point to studies they say raise concerns, including a preliminary report by the National Toxicology Program that rats exposed to cellphone radiation experienced a small but significant increase in heart and brain tumors. Critics also point to studies indicating that cellphone exposure may negatively affect sperm quality.

Australian Research Asks If Women Keep Smartphones in the Bra

Australian Research Asks If Women Keep Smartphones In The Bra
Environmental Health Trust

Bra, Pocket or Purse? Australian Research Asks Where Women Keep Their Smartphones

New study finds women carry smartphones in bra despite manufacturer’s radiation warnings.

A new Australian study that will inform cancer research has found that 25 per cent of women have carried their smartphone tucked into their bra, with 15 per cent having done so in the last week. This is despite phone manufacturers warning customers not to store smartphones against the body or in clothing.

The Monash study was published in the scientific research journal PLOS One and is freely accessible at http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0167996

24 July 2017

Yet Another New Study Proves Our Phones Are Killing Us


Yet Another New Study Proves Our Phones Are Killing Us
by Andy Snydermanwardpress.com, 8 June 2017

The bad news is piling up.

We’ve long said modern humans are the guinea pigs in a nasty and dangerous experiment.

We’ve been put to the test, exposed to the risks… and now the results are trickling in.

They’re not good.

A new report published in the American Journal of Epidemiology confirmed that folks who have used their cellphones for 558 hours or more have, get this, more than a doubled risk of brain cancer.

Again… just 558 hours on the phone and our risk for brain cancer more than doubles.

GREED TURNS DEADLY

Cell Phone Scandal: We Are Being Exposed to 3 Times the Amount of Radiation That Manufacturers Claim

"Popular cell phones emit shocking levels of radiation when used close to the body."

To cut down on your own exposure, experts recommend sharply limiting cell phone use, substituting texts for phone calls, and keeping wireless turned off as often as possible. And, of course, keep your phone a safe distance from your body – it may be one of the most important things you can do for your health.

Cell Phone Scandal: We Are Being Exposed to 3 Times the Amount of Radiation That Manufacturers Claim
NaturalHealth365.com, 16 July 2017

(NaturalHealth365) Cell phone radiation – linked to brain cancer, cognitive difficulties and other health problems – is an increasingly troubling concern for natural health advocates and experts. And, with the emergence last month of shocking new research, the stakes have just been raised.

According to data released by a French government agency, 9 out of 10 popular cell phone models exceeded regulatory limits for radiation when re-tested to reflect the ways in which people customarily carry and use them – close to their own bodies. The explosive findings, dubbed as “Phonegate,” have sparked new calls for better testing and regulation of cell phones.

What Parents Should Know About EMFs And Wi-Fi

Lloyd’s of London and Swiss Re, two major insurance companies of the world, will not cover medical expenses incurred due to electromagnetic radiofrequency radiation (EMR), i.e., cell phones, Wi-Fi, cell towers, antennas, DAS network coverage, Internet of Things (IoT), devices, smart meters, etc. What does that tell you?

What Parents Should Know About EMFs And Wi-Fi

by Catherine J. Frompovichnaturalblaze.com, 22 July 2017

EMFs (electromagnetic frequencies) and RFs (radio frequencies) contribute to Electrosmog; both frequencies affect and compromise the human organism, especially children’s.

I’ve been a consumer health researcher since the late 1970s. I was one of the few healthcare professionals to learn and to be concerned about vaccine adverse events in the 1980s, since either doctors I knew or those I worked with began hearing Moms’ heart-wrenching stories of how their infants were damaged by vaccines and had not been the same since. As a result of that exposure on a very definitive timeline, I’ve been following the research, activism, corporatism, and politics of vaccines ever since. My 2013 book was Vaccination Voodoo What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines is available on Amazon.com.

However, for how harmful vaccines are for virtually castrating the immature immune system of an infant and/or toddler, there is something equally as harmful, if maybe not worse, which just about everyone thinks is perfectly safe. What I’m talking about is microwave technology wavelengths that enable all the smart phones, Apps and other high tech devices and games most people “buy into and love,” plus accept as “safe.” Nothing can be further from the authentic scientific facts.

Should We Worry About Wi-Fi Radiation?

Should we worry about Wi-Fi radiation?
en.azvision.az, 22 July 2017

At home and at work, dozens of wireless networks are streaming invisible radio waves through your space and body. (So are the phones, computers, Bluetooth speakers and other devices that connect to them.) It’s logical to wonder—and worry—about what effect all that wireless energy might have on your health, AzVision.az reports citing Time.

But while the volume and ubiquity of wireless devices is a new phenomenon, the kind of radiation they produce has been the subject of scientific scrutiny for decades, says John Moulder, professor emeritus of radiation oncology at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

In 2013, Moulder coauthored a review of the existing health research on Wi-Fi. Like your mobile phone, Wi-Fi routers send and receive information using radio waves, which are a form of electromagnetic radiation, he says.

Interview with Dr. Thomas Rau of the Paracelsus Clinic on Biological and Health Risks from Wireless Technologies

Thomas Rau, M.D. of Paracelsus Clinic on Biological and Health Risks from Wireless Technologies
manhattanneighbors.org, posted 24 July 2017

Please enjoy this informative video with Dr. Thomas Rau of the Paracelsus Clinic in Lustmuhle, Switzerland, cautioning about the biological influences of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from wireless technologies.

Paracelsus Clinic sees patients from all over the world who are not getting well with conventional medical strategies. They practice what is called ‘Biological Medicine’ which focuses on the terrain of the body or ‘milieu’, looking for what is interfering with proper functioning of the regulation systems, and supporting the body as indicated to remove the impediments.

Interview with Dr. Stephanie McCarter, Environmental Health Center, Dallas

Stephanie McCarter, M.D., Environmental Health Center, Dallas
manhattanneighbors.org, posted 24 July 2017

Manhattan Neighbors for Safer Telecommunications had the great pleasure of interviewing Dr. Stephanie McCarter at the Environmental Health Center (EHC) in Dallas.

Not only is Dr. McCarter someone who has years of experience treating people who are electrically sensitive, she herself came into the field of Environmental Medicine because of her own problems with electromagnetic fields. She came to the Environmental Health Center initially herself as a patient. So, her direct personal experience with electrical sensitivity is of tremendous value to patients, as she can relate to their symptoms, and knows from personal experience how to lower sensitivity with the methods originally pioneered by Dr. William Rea at EHC.

22 July 2017

5 Billion Mobile Phone Users in the World: How Many Users Are Exposing Themselves to Levels of Microwave Radiation Beyond Regulatory Standards?

Serious damage can be caused to
the unborn child in the womb from
exposure to microwave radiation
emitted by wireless technologies.
5 Billion Mobile Phone Users in the World: How Many Users Are Exposing Themselves to Levels of Microwave Radiation Beyond Regulatory Standards?
by Meris Michaels, mieuxprevenir.blogspot.ch, 22 July 2017

“While the Swiss are very disappointed in the new European directive on roaming, there has been no attention accorded to the evolution of the "Phonegate" scandal, revealing that 9 out of 10 mobile phones exceed the legal standards of radiation set by the European Union when used in contact with the body. These same norms govern Switzerland. This scandal, which echoes "Dieselgate" in terms of the failure of international monitoring protocols, risks to be even more serious.” - Extract from "Phonegate" - Readers' Mail, Tribune de Genève, 13 July 2017

“PhoneGate… is more about the massive discrepancy between how phones are tested and how they are actually used in real life. In other words, the cell phone makers aren’t deceiving the regulators. Instead, the regulators allow the cell phone makers to deceive the public, while still complying with the law.”

- "PhoneGate, Explained":
https://www.shieldyourbody.com/2017/06/phonegate-explained/

“As a physician, I am deeply concerned about what this means for our health and especially the health of our children.” 
- Dr. Marc Arazi, French physician who launched the alert on Phonegate

The Swiss are more concerned about the high cost of phone calls made when in other European countries than they are about the health consequences of exposure to mobile phone radiation. How many of these 5 billion persons are aware of the health effects of microwave radiation emitted by these devices? How many people know that there are warnings in cell phones manuals or in the cell phone itself that regulatory radiation standards may be exceeded when the phone is held against the body? How many people carry the phone in the pocket or tucked in the bra, or use it glued to the ear for long phone conversations?

21 July 2017

Despite Health Risks, Lawmakers Not Curbing Cell Phone Usage (2011 Article)

Several members of Congress in May spoke out when the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) labeled the radiofrequency fields generated by mobile phones as possibly carcinogenic to humans... 

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who is focused on other issues, said, "I'm concerned about a lot of things but not about that.”

Despite health risks, lawmakers not curbing cell phone usage
by Gautham Nagesh, The Hill, 9 July 2011

Lawmakers who have raised concern about a possible link between cell phones and cancer have not stopped using their held-held devices.

5G Wireless Radiation Dangers - Presentation by Kevin Mottus

5G Wireless Radiation Dangers (8 May 2017 - 62  mn.)

Excellent presentation by Kevin Mottus




5G millimeter wave radiation dangers described by expert. These small cel transmitters will be located near every 2 to 10 homes, exposing your family to harmful, carcinogenic, neurotoxic, and genotoxic wireless radiation. See www.Bioiniative.org for more info.

20 July 2017

Phonegate*: Inexcusable One-Year Delay in Release of French Government Phone Test Data

Phonegate*: Inexcusable one-year delay in release of French government phone test data
Environmental Health Trust, 17 July 2017

Citizens demand details of phone tests for children and adults

Press release by Dr. Marc Arazi, Monday 17 July 2017
Online link

After 2017 released data of the French government showed excessive levels of microwave radiation from mobile phones, Gilles Brégant, Director-General of the French National Frequencies Agency (ANFR) promised to release additional test details.


Last year, the French National Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) published a report entitled, “Exposure to Radiofrequencies and Child Health,” showing the most phones failed to meet current standards for radiation and pledging to release test methods and results. By not keeping its commitment and releasing these details a year later, ANFR is abrogating its duty to public health and the environment. While secondary insurers do not cover phone manufacturers for health damages, a new European Directive (Dir 2014/53/UE) protects the uninsurable industry from possible legal actions (article 42).

Because of this agency inaction, French physician Marc Arazi is appealing directly to the Director-General of ANFR as well as to Nicolas Hulot, Minister for the Ecological Transition, and Agnès Buzyn, Minister for Health.

Celebrities, Cell Phones, and Brain Tumors

Sheryl Crow


Read what Australian neurosurgeon Gautam (Vini) Khurana says about brain tumor incidence and then the article which follows about a 17-year-old girl who spent hours talking on her mobile phone each day and died from a malignant brain tumor.  Each and every one of us has a responsibility to warn about potential risks of heavy cell phone use, especially parents, in order to protect their young children. 





Statement from Australian neurosurgeon Gautam (Vini) Khurana:
WEEP News, 28 May 2013

“I believe that in the present decade, a significant increase in primary brain tumor incidence will be detected internationally. The first indication of this phenomenon may be the plethora of high-profile individuals diagnosed with primary brain tumors in the last few to several years: Senator Ted Kennedy, professional golfer Seve Ballesteros, Cable television host Eleanor Mondale, director and producer Dan Curtis, broadcaster Stan Zemanek, high profile attorney Johnnie Cochran, celebrated pilot Dennis E. Fitch, inventor Robert Moog, political pundit Robert Novak, US Senator Arlen Specter, renowned cancer surgeon Professor Chris O’Brien, baseball pro Gary Carter, journalist David Shaw, Stock broker Rene Rivkin, actress Elizabeth Taylor, actor Mark Ruffalo, actor and musician Martin Kemp, singer Sheryl Crow, rock star Doc Neeson, corporate leader Holly Ann Norwick (partner of Chris Gardner, who was played by Will Smith in film The Pursuit of Happyness), actor / model Rona Newton-John (sister of singer and Grease star Olivia Newton-John), actress Valerie Harper (star of the Mary Tyler Moore Show) . . . 

Cell Phone Radiation Brain Cancer Cover Up Exposed (2013 Investigative Report)

Think of our children.  Cell phone users have a 290%
increased risk of brain tumors.  The younger children
begin using a cell phone, the higher the risk.  In the West,
brain tumors have overtaken leukemia as the number one
child killer illness.
Cell Phone Radiation Brain Cancer Cover up Exposed

UPDATED 19 May 2014 in view of the latest study showing that using a cell phone 30 minutes a day over a minimum of 5 years doubles, even triples the risk for brain tumors.

This is an outstanding investigative report on the health risks of cell phones (video - 10 min.). 
(transcript follows)

'Unequivocal' cell phones cause cancer (E32)
rt.com, 12 January 2014

Mobiles 'cooking the brain'; brain tumors become children’s number one killer illness; and leaked industry memo admits 'wargaming' the science.

Seek truth from facts with former senior White House adviser Devra Davis, Storyleak editor Anthony Gucciardi, 'cell phone survivor' Bret Bocook, Microwave News editor Louis Slesin, top radiation biologist Dariusz Leszczynski, and Ellie Marks, whose husband Alan is suing the industry for his brain tumor.


Professor Lennart Hardell Discusses the Risks of Brain Tumours in Relation to Wireless and Mobile Phones at Royal Society of Medicine

Excellent presentation which includes slides.


Using the Bradford Hill viewpoints to evaluate the evidence on RF radiations from mobile phones to head tumours
Royal Society of Medicine, 13 October 2016

Professor Lennart Hardell discusses the risks of brain tumours in relation to wireless and mobile phones. Professor Hardell also describes how Bradford Hill's 1965 presidential address on association or causation provided a helpful framework for the evaluation of the brain tumour risk from electromagnetic fields.

Wi-Fi Refugees: Electrosensitive People Try to Escape Wireless Technology: Premiere 19 July 2017

This 52-minute Russian documentary is now available on-line.  Click here.

Wi-Fi Refugees. Electrosensitive people try to escape wireless technology (Trailer) Premiere 19/7
rtd.rt.com, 19 July 2017

Although these people are sick, their illness is difficult to diagnose, and it’s even harder to convince others that it actually exists. Their symptoms include cluster headaches, nausea, chronic fatigue, a burning sensation on the skin, and a metallic taste in the mouth. Sufferers claim the cause is wireless technology. There’s no known cure, and the only way to alleviate the symptoms seems to be to distance themselves from electronic devices and the influence of omnipresent wireless networks.

19 July 2017

Apple Warns of Cell Phone Radiation (December 2016 Article)

We thank Diane King for this translation.  The original article has been published on MEP Prof. Dr. Klaus Buchner's blog.

"Apple reacts to measurements that have determined that the two latest products, the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 plus, have a significantly higher radiation load than older models." 

Apple warns of cell phone radiation
Prof. Dr. Klaus Buchner, 8 December 2016 (Google translation)

(Brussels / 08.12.2016) Dramatic twist in assessing the dangers posed by cell phone radiation: One of the world's largest manufacturers of mobile phones, the US manufacturer Apple, now recommends using a headset when talking to the iPhone Activate the hands-free option. In addition, the company advises to carry the iPhone always at least 5 mm away from the body. In a message from Apple, the recommended measures are: "This ensures that the load is not above the values ​​determined in the tests. Enclosures with metal parts may alter the RF (high-frequency) performance of the equipment and adversely affect its compliance with the RF power guidelines in a manner that has not been tested or certified. "

15 July 2017

Why Should Pregnant Women Limit Their Mobile Phone Use?

Why should pregnant women limit their mobile phone use?
by SMJ Mortazavilinkedin.com, July 13, 2017

Effects of radiofrequency exposure emitted from a GSM mobile phone on proliferation, differentiation, and apoptosis of neural stem cells
Mahsa Eghlidospour, Amir Ghanbari,4 Seyyed Mohammad Javad Mortazavi, and Hassan Azari

Anat Cell Biol. 2017 Jun;50(2):115-123. English.
Published online June 27, 2017. 

Full Text

Take home notes (ADHD and Autism concerns):

1. The findings of our new study published in "Anatomy and Cell Biology" journal shows that exposure to GSM 900 MHz mobile phone radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) decreases the proliferation of neural stem cells (NSCs).
2. Decreased neuronal differentiation in NSCs was also observed in cells exposed to RF-EMF.
3. Exposure to GSM 900 MHz RF-EMF does not influence NSCs viability and apoptosis.
4. Active neurogenesis from the stem cells occurs during the first trimester of pregnancy, which could possibly get affected by accumulating dose of exposure to mobile phone RF-EMF.
5. Further research is needed to verify if exposure to mobile phone RF-EMF during the first trimester of pregnancy is associated with increased susceptibility to disorders such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or autism in the offspring .

14 July 2017

We're Losing a Whole Generation of Young Men to Video Games

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We’re losing a whole generation of young men to video games
by Kyle Smithnypost.com, 8 July 2017

One night in the mid-1990s I tried out a computer game called “Civilization.” You started with a screen that was completely black, except for one square of land. As you pushed outward from this base, you’d make discoveries about the land around you and its inhabitants. You’d start to build a society, first primitive stuff like granaries, then advancing to roads and weapons.

Trade-offs would arise: Should I build a library or a cannon? As your world advanced, you’d run into other civilizations. It was disconcerting to discover somebody else had a battleship while you were working with catapults. As I was journeyed through all of these fascinating challenges, I discovered to my surprise that the sun had come up. Something had gone haywire with time. It was already 7 a.m.

Too Many Children Being Prescribed Melatonin to Aid Sleep, Experts Warn

There are fears that melatonin has become a fashionable
treatment for parents who want perfect children.
Photo:  Alamy
Too many children being prescribed melatonin to aid sleep, experts warn
by Sarah Marsh @sloumarsh, The Guardian,
29 May 2017 

Some specialists concerned use of hormone has become a ‘fashionable treatment’ for parents who want ‘perfect children’The hormone melatonin is being handed out too readily to children who are struggling to sleep, despite the fact little is known about the long-term risks of taking it, experts have warned.

Melatonin, a hormone the body produces naturally in reaction to darkness that helps prepare us for sleep, has been authorised for use among the over-55s, and has been hailed as a less-addictive alternative to drug treatments for insomnia.

But after a surge in the number of children under 14 being admitted to hospital with sleep disorders over the last decade, specialists are concerned that it is being given to children ”off label” – with little knowledge of the long-term safety or side-effects. They fear that it may be being overprescribed by paediatricians and has become a fashionable treatment for parents who want “perfect” children.

Life and Death in Apple's Forbidden City

An assembly bench in Foxconn's Longhua complex in
Shenzhen, China, where iPhones are manufactured.
Photo:  Tony Law/Redux/eyevine
Life and death in Apple’s forbidden city
by Brian Merchant, The Guardian,
18 June 2017

In an extract from his new book, Brian Merchant reveals how he gained access to Longhua, the vast complex where iPhones are made and where, in 2010, unhappy workers started killing themselves

The sprawling factory compound, all grey dormitories and weather-beaten warehouses, blends seamlessly into the outskirts of the Shenzhen megalopolis. Foxconn’s enormous Longhua plant is a major manufacturer of Apple products. It might be the best-known factory in the world; it might also might be among the most secretive and sealed-off. Security guards man each of the entry points. Employees can’t get in without swiping an ID card; drivers entering with delivery trucks are subject to fingerprint scans. A Reuters journalist was once dragged out of a car and beaten for taking photos from outside the factory walls. The warning signs outside – “This factory area is legally established with state approval. Unauthorised trespassing is prohibited. Offenders will be sent to police for prosecution!” – are more aggressive than those outside many Chinese military compounds.

Cell Phones and Children

Absorption of cell phone radiation (GSM 900 MHz) by the brain of a
5-year-old child, 10-year-old child and an adult brain.  Color scale
shows SAR value in W/kg [6].
Cell phone and children: any risk?
by Dr. Igor Yakymenko,
carelessscience.com,
8 April 2017

According to the Einstein Healthcare Network’s survey, presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics conference in April 2015, among American children younger than one year old, 36% have touched or scrolled a smartphone screen, 24% used smartphone for calls and 52% watched TV on a mobile device. As for older kids, Israel Today reported recently that 83% of Israeli children and adolescents aged 8–15 are in possession of a smartphone, and 93% of these children use their mobile devices for at least 4 hours every day. Maybe I am too optimistic, but I guess most parents have some dim idea that those microwaves from iPhone can be noxious in some way for their kids, but no one tells you exactly, they think. Wrong. Science exactly knows this type of radiation is harmful for kid’s organism. Let’s see the facts.

"Phonegate"

"Phonegate"
Readers' Mail, Tribune de Genève, 13 July 2017

While the Swiss are very disappointed in the new European directive on roaming, there has been no attention accorded to the evolution of the "Phonegate" scandal, revealing that nine mobile phones out of ten exceed the legal standards of radiation set by the European Union when used in contact with the body.  These same norms govern Switzerland.

This scandal, which echoes "Dieselgate" in terms of the failure of international monitoring protocols, risks to be even more serious.  While Switzerland does not want to hear about this, some associations for the protection of public health in the United States have brought it to light.

A French physician, Marc Arazi, the person launching the alert on "Phonegate", has just written to the French Ministers for Health and Ecology to ask them to take urgent measures to inform the population of the risks and preventive measures such as carrying and using the cell phone at a distance from the body, recommended in all the manufacturers' user guides.

As for the Federal Councilors Alain Berset and Doris Leuthard, there is total silence because the Confederation is the major share-holder in Swisscom and promotes digital technology without warning consumers of the risks.  Where then are the authorities who are really concerned about the health of citizens?

by Meris Michaels

(translation)

12 July 2017

Your Questions Answered: The French Cell Phone Data Release “Phonegate”

Your Questions Answered: The French Cell Phone Data Release “Phonegate”
Environmental Health Trust, ehtrust.org, 12 July 2017

Your Questions Answered On “PhoneGate” - The French Cell Phone Data Release
What Information Did The Government Of France Release?

France released radiation measurements for hundreds of cell phones tested independently by the government of France. When cell phones were tested in positions mimicking an individual holding the phone directly against the body, the radiation levels were so high that most tested phones exceeded European limits, showing radiation levels up to three times higher than the limits!

We Are All Lab Rats in a Massive Cell Phone Study

Chris Parsons/Getty Images
We Are All Lab Rats in a Massive Cell Phone Study
by Markham Heidtonic.vice.com, 7 July 2017

Worth a read before you go to bed with your phone again.

The National Toxicology Program is part of the US Department of Health and Human Services. Formed in the 1970s, the program's stated mission is to identify chemicals or other agents that could pose a threat to public health.

The NTP is currently conducting a multi-year, multi-phase, $25-million rodent study looking into health harms associated with the kinds of radiofrequency radiation (RFR) emitted by your phone. In a surprise move last year, the NTP chose to publish "partial findings" after concluding the first phase of its study. In its summary of those findings, the report states: "These studies found low incidences of malignant gliomas in the brain and schwannomas in the heart of male rats exposed to RFR of the two types . . . currently used in US wireless networks."

Nest Founder: “I Wake Up In Cold Sweats Thinking, What Did We Bring To The World?”

[Photos:  Constantin Renner/EyeEm/Getty Images,
davide ragusa/Unsplash]
Tony Fadell, one of the minds behind the iPod and the iPhone, wants there to be a Hippocratic oath for designers, where they pledge to work ethically and “do no harm.” “I think we have to be very cognizant of the unintended consequences, but also acknowledge them and then design them out–make sure that we are ethically designing,” he says. 

Nest Founder: “I Wake Up In Cold Sweats Thinking, What Did We Bring To The World?”
7 July 2017

Tony Fadell, one of the minds behind the iPod and the iPhone, mulls design’s unintended consequences.

Tony Fadell’s wife likes to remind him when their three children’s eyes are glued to their screens that it’s at least partly his fault.

Hard to argue. Fadell, who founded the smart thermostat company Nest in 2010 and who was instrumental in the creation of both the iPod and later the iPhone as a senior vice president at Apple, has done more to shape digital technology than many of his peers. But in a recent conversation at the Design Museum in London, Fadell spoke with a mix of pride and regret about his role in mobile technology’s rise to omnipresence.

09 July 2017

Child Health Crisis – Technology Overuse Deals the Deathblow to Canadian Children

Child Health Crisis – Technology overuse deals the deathblow to Canadian children
by Cris Rowan
movingtolearn.ca, 5 July 2017

Escalating incidence of poor child physical 1,2 and mental health 3 in Canada has now reached epidemic proportions. One in three children enter school developmentally vulnerable 4, one in four are obese or overweight 5,6, one in five have a diagnosed mental illness 7, and one in ten are addicted to technology 8. 3 out of 4 children are sleep deprived (National Sleep Foundation 2016) negatively impacting on mental, physical, social and academic performance. Autism is now 1 in 65 and adhd 1 in 5 for males (CDC 2016). Cancer incidence in teens has risen 25% over the past 38 years 9. What all these health issues have in common is they are caused by technology overuse, threatening the very sustainability of Canadian life and economy. Managing balance between technology and healthy activity is the first step toward creating sustainable futures for all children. Families, schools and whole communities can work together to increase participation in healthy activity thereby reducing use of technology, to ensure child health and wellness. Form your Balanced Technology Management Foundation Team now, and move your community effectively and safely into the 21st century.

Four epidemics that threaten Canadian children and what you can do about it

Smart Cities, 5G and EMF Pollution: How This 'New' Technology Will Increase Our Exposure to Microwave Radiation


Smart cities, 5G and EMF pollution: How this ‘new’ technology will INCREASE our exposure to microwave radiation
Posted by: Jeromy Johnson in EMF Pollution, June 18, 2017

(NaturalHealth365) Across the country, we are beginning to see the rise of so-called “Smart Cities.” The city of the future may include 5G wireless antennas on most utility poles, self-driving vehicles whisking us from place to place, and “Internet of Things” sensors everywhere. But, most people remain uninformed about the dangers of this new technology and the increase in EMF pollution.

We are told that the wireless smart city will bring us into a sustainable future of convenience and ease. However, cracks are appearing in this dystopian vision. At the very time that the smart city is being pushed upon us, our best science now shows how detrimental wireless technology is to our health.

05 July 2017

Interview with Marc Arazi: Danger of Cell Phone Waves: En Route Towards a "Phonegate"?

Today, the use of a cell phone begins at an increasingly
younger age - Catherine Delahaye/SIPA
[Interview] Danger of cell phone waves: en route towards a “phonegate”?
(published on Marc Arazi's blog)

Interview by Emmanuel Lévy, marianne.net/,
3 July 2017

Marc Arazi, a medical doctor, is constantly alerting the public authorities to the potential health dangers of the waves of our cell phones. He has just written about this to the new government.

Following your actions, the National Frequencies Agency (ANFR) has finally made public the results of its tests on mobile phone radiation. Are you satisfied?

My satisfaction is like the publication of these data: partial. At the beginning of June, ANFR decided to publish on its site only a part of the SAR* test results that it carried out between 2012 and 2016. These data confirm that more than a hundred cell phone models made by various manufacturers present a real risk to users. Some of them show a SAR value measured in contact with the trunk that is three times the maximum standard value. In my view, the consumer is being “deceived” by the SAR value displayed by the manufacturers and the real SAR value revealed by ANFR. It is imperative that industry explains its practices and takes measures to inform its customers. It is significant that Apple, who has doubtless recognized the commercial risk and possible financial loss, is starting to inform its customers to either use a hands-free headset or place the device more than 5 millimeters away from the body. The measurements provided by ANFR confirm that low-radiation technology exists: it is possible to produce phones with a low SAR value.

03 July 2017

Hybrid & Electric Cars: Electromagnetic Radiation Risks

Hybrid & Electric Cars: Electromagnetic Radiation Risks
saferemr.comm 1st July 2017

Hybrid and electric cars may be cancer-causing as they emit extremely low frequency (ELF) electromagnetic radiation (EMR) or magnetic fields. Recent studies of the levels of EMR emitted by these automobiles have claimed either that they pose a cancer risk for the vehicles' occupants or they are safe.

Unfortunately, the little research conducted on this issue has been industry-funded by companies with vested interests on one side of the issue or the other which makes it difficult to know which studies are trustworthy.

Meanwhile, numerous peer-reviewed laboratory studies conducted over several decades have found biologic effects from very limited exposures to ELF EMR. These studies suggest that the EMR guidelines established by the self-appointed, International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) are inadequate to protect our health. Thus, even if EMR measurements do not exceed the ICNIRP guidelines, occupants of hybrid and electric automobiles may be at increased risk for cancer and other health problems.

02 July 2017

Contaminated Air on Planes Linked to Crew Ill-Health, Study Finds

A pilot in his cockpit.  Scientists examined more than 200
aircrew for the study.  Photo:  Chris Pancewicz/Alamy
Contaminated air on planes linked to crew ill-health, study finds
Press Association/The Guardian,
19 June 2017

Research looking at symptoms from dizziness to breathing and vision problems said to have ‘flight safety consequences’

Flying a plane should come with a hazard warning, according to researchers, after a study found a link between contaminated air and the health of the crew.

A new study led by the University of Stirling is said to be the first of its kind to look in depth at the health of those suspected to have been exposed to contaminated air during their work.

It showed a clear link between being exposed to air supplies contaminated by engine oil and other aircraft fluids, and a variety of health problems, researchers said.

If FCC’s O’Rielly is Right, 225 Scientists Are Wrong

If FCC’s O’Rielly is Right, 225 Scientists Are Wrong by David Ashton, U.K., Wi-Fi Health Advocate
by Dave Ashtonodwyerpr.com, 23 June 2017

If the FCC’s Mike O’Rielly is justified in his enthusiasm for Wi-Fi and other wireless transmissions, then 225 scientists are wrong.

They signed the International EMF Scientist Appeal. Their peer-reviewed papers would also be wrong. The link opens to 105 groups worldwide that want abuses in wireless transmissions to be curbed.

O’Rielly earlier this week, commenting on the inaugural “Wi-Fi World Day” June 20, said the sudden, nearly worldwide deployment of Wi-Fi is “an engineering and technical marvel of staggering proportions.”

His enthusiasm, if not downright evangelism, appears to be genuine. He is obviously on a mission to open new Wi-Fi frequencies, improve the speed that data can be communicated, and ensure the ubiquitous penetration of the technology.

Is Your Phone Or Computer Making You Blind? Staring At Screens Could Lead To 'Blindness Epidemic'

High energy light from screens could lead to lasting retina
damage, study finds.  Photo:  Reuters
Is Your Phone Or Computer Making You Blind? Staring At Screens Could Lead To 'Blindness Epidemic,' Study Reports
by Alexandra Suarez @ Alex N Suarezibtimes.com, 25 January 2017

Recent findings from the Universidad Compultense de Madrid revealed that LED screens could eventually lead to a “global epidemic of blindness.” The potential widespread vision epidemic could be caused by hours logged in front of a television, computer or phone screen, the Daily Mail reported Wednesday.

Extra time spent gazing into screens could lead to retina damage later on. Yet the issue could be more far-reaching. LED light could lead to irreparable damage to the retinas, which can then lead to blindness, according to researchers. And the issue could only be getting worse with time.

01 July 2017

Belgium: Proposal of Resolution for the Recognition of Electromagnetic-Hypersensitivity (EHS) to the Belgian Senate

Proposal of resolution for the recognition of Electromagnetic-hypersensitivity (EHS) to the Belgian Senate

(auto-translation from French)

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Senate of Belgium
2016-2017 session

24 May 2017

Motion for a resolution on the recognition of electro-hypersensitivity (Presented by Mr Philippe Mahoux and others)

DEVELOPMENT

The past century has been marked by an unprecedented increase in the number and diversity of sources of electromagnetic fields. These sources include all modern electrical and electronic equipment as well as the development of the infrastructures essential to their operation.