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30 November 2017

UPDATE: National Toxicology Program Finds Cell Phone Radiation Causes Cancer

UPDATE:  National Toxicology Program Finds Cell Phone Radiation Causes Cancer
saferemr.com, 28 November 2017

One of the graphics included on the updated NTP fact sheet.
This month the National Toxicology Program (NTP) of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) updated the cell phone information page on its website and the fact sheet which summarizes the NTP cell phone radiation study. See below for a summary of the study and its findings.

The NTP's website indicates that the NIEHS has warned its "federal regulatory partners" (i.e., the Federal Communications Commission and the Food and Drug Administration) that the NTP's research found that cell phone radiation caused cancer in male rats to enable these agencies to provide the latest guidance to the public about safe ways to use cell phones and other radiofrequency radiation-emitting devices.

Phonegate : Initial Response from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Phonegate : Initial Response from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
by Marc Arazi, arazi.fr, 30 November 2017

As part of its ongoing support for the health and industrial scandal of Phonegate, the American organization, Environmental Health Trust (EHTrust), chaired by Dr. Devra Davis, wished to engage the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the subject of the tests conducted on the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) by the French National Frequencies Agency (ANFR) between 2012 and 2015 on the real use (in contact with the body) of several hundred mobile phones. Full measurements were published for the first time by the French National Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) in a July 8, 2016 report, “Exposure to Radiofrequencies and Child Health”.

The Executive Director of the Environmental Health Trust (EHT), Theodora Scarato, wrote to the FDA in June and September 2017 to inform them of the results of these tests and of my action as whistleblower for a better protection of the health of mobile phone users, thanks to a much stricter regulation that does not allow manufacturers to place on world markets mobile phones potentially at risk.

28 November 2017

Wi-Fi in Cars Influences Brainwaves - Video on University of Mainz Study


View and share this 6-minute RTL video on the University of Mainz study on how Wi-Fi and the electronics in new cars influence brainwaves: "Headache in the Car":

Wi-Fi in the car influences brainwaves- report in RTL about study of the University of Mainz
elektrosensibel-muenchen.de, 5 November 2017 (Google translation)

For electrosensitive people it has become a nightmare for years when the old car has to be replaced. It has already happened to many that a new car is simply not usable and must be returned or sold again. But our warnings were always ignored - our returns rejected. Also with considerable financial damage.

Teens Glued to Smartphones have 400% More Chance of Getting Brain Cancer: Indian Institute of Technology Professor

"It would be a fatal error if the society was not made aware of the serious health hazards, emanating from unbridled use of technology."

Teens glued to smartphones have 400% more chance of getting brain cancer: IIT professor

dnaindia.com, 28 November 2017

There is a 400% increase in the risk of brain cancer among teenagers due to excessive use of smart phones, says Professor Girish Kumar of the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.

Speaking at the Aligarh Muslim University here on 'Radiation Hazards of Cell Phones', the scientist urged the smart phone users not to take lightly the latest warnings pertaining to "hidden dangers" of technology, which stem from indiscriminate use of such devices.

He also categorically warned people from using smart phones for more than 30 minutes a day.

Prof Girish Kumar from the Electrical Engineering Department of IIT Mumbai had recently submitted a report to the central government on the serious health hazards of excessive use of latest technology.

27 November 2017

Controversial Paper Suggests Wi-Fi Exposure More Dangerous To Kids Than Previously Thought (January 2015 Article)

Controversial Paper Suggests Wi-Fi Exposure More Dangerous To Kids Than Previously Thought
by Robert J. Szczerba , CONTRIBUTOR, Forbes, 13 January 2015

Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.

(Photo):  Do the benefits of immersive learning applications outweigh the dangers of increased cellular and Wi-Fi exposure for children? (Image credit: Intel Free Press via Wikipedia)

Most parents would be concerned if their children had significant exposure to lead, chloroform, gasoline fumes, or the pesticide DDT. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IRIC), part of the United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO), classifies these and more than 250 other agents as Class 2B Carcinogens - possibly carcinogenic to humans. Another entry on that same list is radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF/EMF). The main sources of RF/EMF are radios, televisions, microwave ovens, cell phones, and Wi-Fi devices.

Uh-oh. Not another diatribe about the dangers of our modern communication systems? Obviously, these devices and the resulting fields are extremely (and increasingly) common in modern society. Even if we want to, we can’t eliminate our exposure, or our children’s, to RF/EMF. But, we may need to limit that exposure, when possible.

Big Tobacco Finally Tells the Truth in Court-Ordered Ad Campaign

Big Tobacco finally tells the truth in court-ordered ad campaign
by MAGGIE FOX, NBC News, 26 November 2017

Smoking kills 1,200 people a day. The tobacco companies worked to make them as addictive as possible. There is no such thing as a safer cigarette.

Ads with these statements hit the major television networks and newspapers this weekend, but they are not being placed by the American Cancer Society or other health groups. They're being placed by major tobacco companies, under the orders of the federal courts.

"The ads will finally run after 11 years of appeals by the tobacco companies aimed at delaying and weakening them," the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, Americans for Nonsmokers' Rights, National African American Tobacco Prevention Network and the Tobacco-Free Kids Action Fund said in a joint statement.

"It's a pretty significant moment," the American Cancer Society's Cliff Douglas said. "This is the first time they have had to 'fess up and tell the whole truth."

26 November 2017

Digipigi: Credit Suisse's Multi-Million Campaign Flops

One of the most popular comments to this article: "Such bullshit! As a father, I fight daily against the internet abuse of my children." 

See also:
(Google translation from German)

Hardly any demand for children's app - Digital piggy bank devours TV million - Private Banking with Pigi instead of Platinum.

Credit Suisse bosses are proud of their youngest baby. It is called Digipigi, consists of a computer app and a digital piggy bank and should bring children to the bank early.

It's great, they say. In fact, hardly anyone wants the app. In Google Play, the US giant's electronic store, the Digipigi app has a non-measurable demand.

Between 50 and 100 people have previously downloaded the Digipigi program on their mobile phone.

Digipigi, a Potential Health Risk to Children: Letter to "Family First Switzerland"

We objected to this photo in the
article because, if connected to Wi-Fi,
the iPad should not be held on a
child's lap.
Today, we mailed this letter to the group, "Family First Switzerland" after we saw their online article promoting the Digipigi:  "That`s why Digipigi can teach kids in Switzerland about money”.  For now, the connected piggy bank is sold only in Switzerland, however, the idea may catch on with banks in other countries.  If this happens  in the United States, we promised to alert the group, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood which has clout regarding forcing manufacturers to pull connected toys from the market.  The group shares our concerns about the impact of a device such as Digipigi on a child's development.

Promotion of Digipigi

Dear Sir/Madam,

We were very concerned to read the article, “That`s why Digipigi can teach kids in Switzerland about money” on your site.

The Digipigi, destined for children from age 3, is a potential health risk to children. It functions with a smartphone and Wi-Fi connection, exposing the child to radiofrequency (RF) radiation each time the child uses the object.

25 November 2017

Mobile Phones and Brain Cancer: 'No Evidence of Health Risk' Is Not the Same As 'Safe'

Mobile phones and brain cancer: ‘no evidence of health risk’ is not the same as 'safe'
by Maryanne Demasi, Opinion, The Guardian, 15 February 2016

[Maryanne was the presenter of ABC's Catalyst. 
View its first-rate documentary "Wi-Fried?".]

'Nowadays, it's not just mobile phones that have a growing
number of scientists concerned about brain cancer.'
Photo: Alamy
We exist in a sea of radiofrequency radiation never before seen in human history. Are we lab rats in an experiment with no controls?

Do mobile phones cause brain cancer?

This has been an ongoing debate for decades, but whenever someone asks this question, it’s usually met with scepticism and the debate is shunned. I used to react the same way. But once I started digging into the evidence, it became clear to me that the answer was much more complex than I had imagined.


There are over 6 billion mobile phone subscriptions worldwide, many of them smart phones, with Wi-Fi functionality. Since the widespread use of mobile phones, overall brain cancer rates have not increased and this is often used as proof that mobile phones are safe. But this is short sighted, mainly because brain cancer can take decades to develop and being also rare, it’s unlikely to show up easily in data from the general population. In fact, US statistics do show an increase in brain tumours in younger people.

Switzerland: Is 5G Mobile Wireless a Health Risk?

"Peter Kälin, president of the Basel-based Doctors for Environmental Protection group, is warning that 5G uses very short waves, which will be absorbed by the skin. He adds, “The skin is already exposed to the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. 5G could present an extra cancer risk”. 

Is 5G mobile wireless a health risk?

swissinfo.ch, 14 November 2017

(with video - to watch in English, click on circle at bottom of video, "captions", "English")

The Swiss government has revised the allocation of frequencies, clearing the way for 5G, or fifth generation mobile wireless, but critics are warning it could be bad for our health. (SRF/swissinfo.chexternal link)

5G is 100 times faster than 4G. It’s a wireless connection built specifically to keep up with the proliferation of devices that need a mobile internet connection. The first 5G applications will be available in 2020 or 2021, allowing higher data transfers with shorter response times. That means content will download quicker, or websites will load faster. Multiple input and output antennas (MIMOs) will probably be used to boost signal anywhere 5G is offered.

Typically when a new mobile wireless technology arrives, it’s assigned a higher radio frequency. 4G occupied the frequency bands up to 20 MHz. Soon the 694-790 MHz frequency range, originally reserved for broadcasting, will be made available for broadband mobile communications applications in Switzerland. The government has also freed up frequencies in the range of 1,400 - 3,500 MHz for mobile communications.

But Peter Kälin, president of the Basel-based Doctors for Environmental Protection group, is warning that 5G uses very short waves, which will be absorbed by the skin. He adds, “The skin is already exposed to the harmful effects of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. 5G could present an extra cancer risk”.

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/high-frequency-_is-fifth-generation-wireless-a-health-risk--/43662034

24 November 2017

Switzerland: Open Letter to the Health Care Team at the Lancy Medical Center, Geneva, on Wireless Technology

Open Letter to the Health Care Team at the Lancy Medical Center, Geneva, on Wireless Technology
by Meris Michaels, 24 November 2017 (translation)

The Lancy Medical Center includes seven physicians specializing in internal medicine, 21 psychiatrists/psychologists, one specialist in obstetrics/gynecology, and a number of therapists (https://cmlancy.ch/).

Recently opened, the Center did not have Wi-Fi in the second-floor waiting room (internal medicine) up until now. The personnel at the reception, including a number of young women, are being saturated with electrosmog (cordless phones, Wi-Fi, smartphones…). On several occasions, I talked to my doctor who is director of internal medicine at the Center, and to the personnel about this.

Imagine my disappointment recently to find Wi-Fi in the waiting room ! Being sensitive to Wi-Fi, I experience pressure in my head. My doctor is skeptical that the radiofrequency (RF) radiation emitted by wireless technologies can produce health risks. He said to me that the Centre would lose “customers” if there was no Wi-Fi in the waiting room.

Denial of the risks of radiation for health is a sign of unhealthy collusion among the medical personnel. Almost no physician in Geneva has the courage to admit there is a risk. Do they know better than the 246 scientists from 41 countries who signed the International Appeal requesting effective protection against exposure to electromagnetic waves?

23 November 2017

Sperm, Ova and Fertility: Effects from Mobile Phone and Laptop Exposure

"There is far less research on effects of microwaves (WiFi or other) on women’s fertility, but some recent animal studies have found a severe reduction of ovarian follicles (cellular structures each containing an egg) in pre-pubertal animals whose mothers were exposed. NOTE – implies that if you use carry or use a transmitting device near the abdomen during pregnancy it could affect the fertility of your daughter."

WhyFi at school and home: Part 6
REDMAYNE REPORTS, 11 October 2017

Sperm, Ova and Fertility Researchers have expressed concern about effects on fertility from mobile phone and laptop exposure – especially from carrying a phone in a trouser pocket and from using a laptop on the lap. This sort of carriage and use is very common by students in schools and at tertiary institutions, as well as when relaxing at home.

The Monsanto Papers, Part 1 — Operation: Intoxication

The Monsanto Papers, Part 1 — Operation: Intoxication
Stéphane Horel, Stéphane Foucart, Le Monde, 20 November 2017 translation



In order to save glyphosate, the Monsanto corporation has undertaken an effort to destroy the United Nations' cancer agency by any means possible. Here is the part one of an investigation from Le Monde.


Editors Note: This month Le Monde won the Prix Varenne Presse quotidienne nationale (Varenne Award for the national daily press) for their Monsanto Papers series, an investigation on the worldwide war the Monsanto corporation has started in order to save glyphosate, originally published in June.

Below is part one, originally published June 1, 2017, translated by GM Watch and the Health and Environment Alliance.


"We have been attacked in the past, we have faced smear campaigns, but this time we are the target of an orchestrated campaign of an unseen scale and duration." Christopher Wild's smile quickly faded. Through the window of the high rise where the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is headquartered, the rooftops of Lyon, France, spread out behind his tall figure.

Christopher Wild is the director of the agency so he weighed every word—speaking with a seriousness appropriate for the situation. For the past two years, a blazing onslaught has targeted the institution he is running: the credibility and integrity of IARC's work are being challenged, its experts are being denigrated and harassed by lawyers, and its finances weakened.

Continue reading:
http://www.ehn.org/monsanto-glyphosate-cancer-smear-campaign-2509710888.html

Read Part 2 here:
http://www.ehn.org/monsanto-takes-on-world-health-organization-2509721283.html

How Evil Is Tech?

Charles Rex Arbogast/Associated Press
How Evil Is Tech?
by David Brooks, Opinion, The New York Times, 20 November 2017

Not long ago, tech was the coolest industry. Everybody wanted to work at Google, Facebook and Apple. But over the past year the mood has shifted.

Some now believe tech is like the tobacco industry — corporations that make billions of dollars peddling a destructive addiction. Some believe it is like the N.F.L. — something millions of people love, but which everybody knows leaves a trail of human wreckage in its wake.

Surely the people in tech — who generally want to make the world a better place — don’t want to go down this road. It will be interesting to see if they can take the actions necessary to prevent their companies from becoming social pariahs.

There are three main critiques of big tech.

The first is that it is destroying the young. Social media promises an end to loneliness but actually produces an increase in solitude and an intense awareness of social exclusion. Texting and other technologies give you more control over your social interactions but also lead to thinner interactions and less real engagement with the world.

BioInitiative Report: Medical Concerns Intensify Over Deadly Brain Tumors from Cell Phone Use

BioInitiative Report: Medical concerns intensify over deadly brain tumors from cell phone use / Orebro University Hospital, Orebro, Sweden/November 17, 2017

A new update from the the BioInitiative Working Group 2017 shows the evidence has strengthened for brain cancers related to wireless phone use. The Group has released an update analyzing scientific results of case-control studies published between 2010 and 2017 on cancers of the brain. 

For glioma, a malignant brain cancer with a very poor survival rate especially for high-grade glioma, there is nearly a doubling of the risk overall if the cell phone is used for 1,640 hours or more. If the cell phone is used primarily on the same side of the head however, the odds of getting a tumor on that side of the head increase to more than two and a half times compared to those with no wireless phone exposure. 

Survival time after brain tumor diagnosis is also shorter with wireless phone use in patients with glioblastoma multiforme, compared to patients with no use. 

22 November 2017

Smartphones Are Damaging This Generation's Mental Health

Smartphones are damaging this generation's mental healthby 
Jean Twenge, Professor of Psychology, San Diego State University, weforum.org, 17 November 2017

Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens.

Even if online time doesn't directly harm mental health, it could still
adversely affect it in indirect ways. 
Image:  Reuters/Edgar Su
In just the five years between 2010 and 2015, the number of U.S. teens who felt useless and joyless – classic symptoms of depression – surged 33 percent in large national surveys. Teen suicide attempts increased 23 percent. Even more troubling, the number of 13- to 18-year-olds who committed suicide jumped 31 percent.

In a new paper published in Clinical Psychological Science, my colleagues and I found that the increases in depression, suicide attempts and suicide appeared among teens from every background – more privileged and less privileged, across all races and ethnicities and in every region of the country. All told, our analysis found that the generation of teens I call “iGen” – those born after 1995 – is much more likely to experience mental health issues than their millennial predecessors.

21 November 2017

Cell Towers, Mobiles Spell Doom for Honey Bees

Cell towers, mobiles spell doom for honey bees
by VKL Gayatri, THE HANS INDIA, 20 November 2017

Honey Bees
Visakhapatnam: Natural honey will become dearer and the next generations may have to content with factory-made artificial honey with population of bees dwindling across the country. Experts say high range of radiation levels being released by cell towers and mobile phones are making honey bees forgetful of their famed memory, resulting in their not returning their combs.

According to the research studies, the cause of the sudden decrease in bee population is radiation released from the cellular towers and mobile phones. The signals from the mobiles and towers are not only confusing the bees, but also sounding a death knell to them.

5G Wireless Technology: Cutting Through the Hype

This article contains excerpts extracted from a 23-page special report from RCR Wireless that cuts through much of the hype surrounding the deployment of 5G. 

5G Wireless Technology: Cutting Through the Hype

saferemr.com, 13 November 2017

The CTIA, the wireless industry trade association, has launched an advertising campaign entitled, "The Global Race to 5G." The ads claim that unless the U.S. wins this "global race" to become the first nation to deploy the fifth generation of wireless technology or 5G, we will not reap the economic benefits of this technology.

The CTIA claims that "compared to today's 4G networks, 5G will be up to 100x faster, support 100x more devices, and provide a 5x faster response time." Moreover, the association asserts that the nation's wireless industry is prepared to invest $275 billion in 5G which will yield three million new jobs and $500 billion in economic growth. If we win the global race, the "next-generation of wireless will drive $2.7 trillion of new economic benefits to American families and businesses."

Minnesota: State Alleges 3M Chemicals Caused Cancer and Infertility, Alleges $5 Billion in Damage

3M produced PFCs, one of the most widely used chemicals in the world, for 50 years at its manufacturing plant in Cottage Grove. The compounds were used in ScotchGuard, Teflon, degreasers and many other household and industrial products. 3M stopped producing them more than a decade ago. But for many years, the company dumped waste containing PFCs at four sites in the southeast metro, contributing to one of the most severe and pervasive groundwater contamination problems in the state...

State alleges 3M chemicals caused cancer and infertility, alleges $5 billion in damage
by Josephine Marcotty, Star Tribune, 21 November 2017

Suit seeks $5B, says pollution increased rates of cancer, infertility. 

(Photo): The logo for 3M appears on a screen above the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. Caterpillar and Post-it note maker 3M lead a rally in industrial companies, while banks are climbing along with interest rates.

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson says toxic chemicals dumped by 3M Co. in the east metro suburb Oakdale caused higher rates of cancer, infertility and low birthweight babies — the first time anyone has estimated the potential human health impact of groundwater contamination in the area since the problem came to light almost two decades ago.

In court briefs filed Friday, Swanson included the conclusions of an expert environmental witness, while alleging that the health and environmental damage of the contamination totals $5 billion and arguing that 3M should be liable for punitive damages.

18 November 2017

Germany Bans Children's Smartwatches

The German telecoms regulator urged parents to destroy
children's smartwatches
Germany bans children's smartwatches
by Jane Wakefield, Technology reporter, BBC News, 17 November 2017

A German regulator has banned the sale of smartwatches aimed at children, describing them as spying devices.

It had previously banned an internet-connected doll called, My Friend Cayla, for similar reasons.

Telecoms regulator the Federal Network Agency urged parents who had such watches to destroy them.

One expert said the decision could be a "game-changer" for internet-connected devices.

"Poorly secured smart devices often allow for privacy invasion. That is really concerning when it comes to kids' GPS tracking watches - the very watches that are supposed to help keep them safe," said Ken Munro, a security expert at Pen Test Partners.

"There is a shocking lack of regulation of the 'internet of things', which allows lax manufacturers to sell us dangerously insecure smart products.

17 November 2017

Global Action ALERT! Sign on to the International Letter of Support for New U.S. Ban Asbestos Bill

This is a call to sign the letter of international support for the Ban Asbestos now act before the U.S. Senate by 1st December 2017. Anyone in the world may sign this joint letter urging the U.S. Senate leadership to pass this bill so that it can be signed into law (just click after ADD YOUR NAME HERE in the text below). Asbestos claims the lives of an estimated 200,000 worldwide every year. In the U.S., asbestos imports doubled in 2016, and the national mesothelioma death rate has gone up, too. Despite this, the U.S. is the only industrialized Western nation yet to ban this known carcinogen. 

I have a personal stake in this issue. My beloved companion died in 2009 from mesothelioma resulting from exposure to asbestos.  Linda Reinstein, the advocate for this action, is the widow of Alan Reinstein who died from mesothelioma in 2006.

Global Action ALERT! Sign on to the International Letter of Support for New U.S. Ban Asbestos Bill
Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, 16 November 2017

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is working fast and hard to build continued support for S.2072, the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2017 (ARBAN), the ban asbestos bill introduced in the Senate on Nov. 2. View the official bill online here.

As part of this effort, we are asking our U.S. and international allies to sign on to a joint letter urging the U.S. Senate leadership to swiftly pass ARBAN so that it can be signed into law and start saving lives.

ADD YOUR NAME HERE: 

Mobile Phones Cause Lethal Type of Brain Cancer, Major Study Expected to Declare

Mobile phones cause lethal type of brain cancer, major study expected to declare
by Bryan Hubbardwddty.com, 13 November 2017

An important study into the safety of mobile (cell) phones is expected to report early next year that the devices can trigger the most lethal form of brain cancer, glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).

The US National Toxicology Program (NTP) will shortly release the full results of its $25m research project that involved exposing laboratory mice and rats to 10-minute bursts of cell-phone radiation for two years.

In an early release of the initial findings, the NTP researchers discovered that brain tumours had developed in the male rats, and that DNA in their brains had been damaged—something that sceptics have said was not biologically possible.

Anticipating the full results, some academics are already calling for a reclassification of mobile phone radiation as a definite carcinogen (cancer-causing agent) in humans. Dr Anthony B Miller, a professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, stated at a lecture last month: "The evidence indicating wireless is carcinogenic has increased and can no longer be ignored."

16 November 2017

The Death of Us - How We Sell Out Our Kids

Opinion: The death of us — how we sell out our kids
by CALVIN WHITE, Opinion, vancouversun.com, 10 September 2017

Our chidren's world is the one they relate to on their
gadgets.  NAM Y. HUH / AP
We are in the vortex of an epidemic, and a generation is dying. But you won’t read a Centre for Disease Control or Public Health announcement declaring it so. At least not until it’s too late. While fentanyl deservedly gets the acute alarm that growing numbers of corpses usually evokes, the non-physical and less-quantifiable mental and emotional dying of our young from the addictive relationship with technology receives a shrug of the shoulders. One reason is that with fentanyl we don’t insist on studies or research to prove anything because our direct experience overrides that academic routine. Another reason is because the dying is bit by bit in terms of intellectual and emotional functioning rather than a less-deniable physical atrophy.

Cellphone EMF-Blocking Products Put In A Real World Test

Electrical Engineer and EMF Specialist Michael Neuert of the EMF Center says shielding is tricky. “In most cases, the shields, when used in the correct way, will reduce your exposure significantly. But under the right circumstances, they can actually make things worse.”

With or without products, Neuert says, the best way to reduce exposure is to increase your distance and decrease your length of use. Or better yet, keep your phone in airplane mode as often as you can. Neuert also recommends using speakerphone over wired headsets. Experts say the wires can still conduct some EMF. However, they recommend wired headsets instead of Bluetooth.

Cellphone EMF-Blocking Products Put In A Real World Test
by Julie Watts, sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com, 14 November 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — Whether or not you’re concerned about the “potential” health effects of the radio frequencies emitted by your mobile devices, the sale of RF-blocking products is quickly becoming a lucrative industry.

New York: Life Isn't Easy for Smart Meter Opponents

Life isn’t easy for smart meter opponents
by Paul Smarthudsonvalleyone.com, 14 November 2017

Raji Nevin and Steve Romine
When the New York Public Service Commission recently put out a press release announcing its resolution of a Central Hudson stand-off regarding charging consumers to opt out of use of its ‘smart meters,’ Woodstocker Steve Romine chuckled at the ‘news’ from his Fitzsimmons Lane home that was cut off the grid by the region’s energy monopoly four and a half years ago.

As he would then note in a letter that ran in last week’s Woodstock Times, “Could it be this press release came about because I had just served them with court papers with legal action a couple of days before?”

15 November 2017

2016 Non-compliant Smartphones

Among the non-compliant smartphones: Apple iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S5.  Attention:  these phones are emitting higher levels of radiofrequency radiation than the manufacturers claim, making them a risk to health, especially for children.  

2016 Non-compliant Smartphones 
commentcamarche.net.13 November 2017

These smartphones could probably no longer be sold. Released in 2016, they no longer respect the SAR (Specific Absorption Rate).

The electromagnetic radiation measured by SAR is subject to more stringent regulation. Surprising consequence: not very old models of smartphones could not pass the new tests.

This is the case, for example, with smartphones from 2016 such as the Acer Liquid Z330, the Haier E50L, the Wiko Fever, the Microsoft Lumia 650, the Huawei P9 and even old flagships such as the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S5. To become compliant, a simple update of the operating system would suffice on many of these models. For others, it would require a hardware replacement and repositioning of the antenna. 

14 November 2017

The Mysterious Illness That Makes Women Allergic to The Modern World

The Mysterious Illness That Makes Women Allergic to The Modern World
by Dominique Sisley, illustrated byLia Kantrowitzbroadly.vice.com, 23 October 2017

Multiple chemical sensitivity is a relatively unknown condition that makes its (mostly female) sufferers debilitatingly sensitive to common substances like smoke, perfume, and cleaning products.  Why is it barely recognized by the medical community?

Nicole Parisi had just moved to LA when she was first diagnosed with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity syndrome. As an artist, she had spent years coming into contact with harsh chemicals—regularly using paints, inks, and solvents for her screen print projects. Each time she handled them, though, she would notice a range of subtle bodily reactions.

These reactions got steadily more intense over a 20-year period. Friends' perfumes began to burn her eyes, bringing on searing headaches and dizzy spells. Vinyl ink and screen cleaners—products she used regularly for her art—started to clog her throat, leaving her wheezing and struggling to breathe.

Trump’s Legacy: Damaged Brains

Imaging by Bradley Peterson, via Proceedings of the
National Academy of Sciences
"Trump’s most enduring legacy may be cancer, infertility and diminished I.Q.s for decades to come."

Trump’s Legacy: Damaged Brains
by Nicholas Kristof, Opinion, The New York Times, 28 October 2017

This is what a common pesticide does to a child’s brain.

The pesticide, which belongs to a class of chemicals developed as a nerve gas made by Nazi Germany, is now found in food, air and drinking water. Human and animal studies show that it damages the brain and reduces I.Q.s while causing tremors among children. It has also been linked to lung cancer and Parkinson’s disease in adults.

The colored parts of the image above, prepared by Columbia University scientists, indicate where a child’s brain is physically altered after exposure to this pesticide.

This chemical, chlorpyrifos, is hard to pronounce, so let’s just call it Dow Chemical Company’s Nerve Gas Pesticide. Even if you haven’t heard of it, it may be inside you: One 2012 study found that it was in the umbilical cord blood of 87 percent of newborn babies tested.

Are Antidepressants Contributing to the Diabetes Epidemic?

Are Antidepressants Contributing to the Diabetes Epidemic?
by Joe Graedon, The People's Pharmacy, 26 October 2017

We have been blaming the diabetes epidemic on overeating and a sedentary lifestyle. No doubt both contribute. Some antidepressants may also be contributing.

There is a diabetes epidemic in the United States. It is also striking the rest of the world. Some experts are calling the diabetes epidemic the largest epidemic in human history. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimates that over 400 million people around the world have diabetes. According to the CDC, more than 100 million U.S. adults “are now living with diabetes or pre diabetes.” That fits our definition of a diabetes epidemic.

Younger People Are Part of the Diabetes Epidemic:

The rate of type 2 diabetes, formerly known as “adult onset diabetes,” has been rising rapidly among young Americans. While many experts attribute this increase to changes in diet, a new study indicates that medication use also plays a role.

Microwave Radiation: Why Should Consumers Be Concerned?

Microwave Radiation: Why Should Consumers Be Concerned?
by Catherine Frompovich, activistpost.com, 7 November 2017

How do you think consumers, taxpayers, local governance and enforcement agencies would react if a federal or state law were passed which required herbicides (toxic chemical substances that kill plants) be sprayed by companies or contractors daily-every minute of the day-and those laws, plus the spraying activities those laws enabled, could not be opposed nor challenged by citizens or local governments for health reasons or other valid concerns, e.g., those herbicides were damaging and killing vegetable gardens, fruit trees, lawns including trees and shrubs, plus causing serious headaches, sinusitis, liver, kidney and eye problems, skin rashes and even brain fog?

Dutch 'Smoking Is Murder' Case Goes Global; Lawsuits in 17 Countries

If anyone has more news about this case after July 2017, please share with us.

The lawyer, Dutch cancer association KWF and lung cancer patient Anne Marie van Veen are charging four tobacco manufacturers with attempted murder or manslaughter, attempted aggravated assault with premeditation, attempted deliberate harm to health with premeditation and forgery. 


DUTCH 'SMOKING IS MURDER' CASE GOES GLOBAL; LAWSUITS IN 17 COUNTRIES
by Janene Pieters , nltimes.nl, 4 July 2017

Smoking / Flickr
Lawyers in 17 countries are following Dutch lawyers' lead in suing the tobacco industry for attempted murder or aggravated assault. Anti-smoking organizations and lawyers from 15 countries gathered in Geneva recently to discuss the Dutch appraoch to the, until now, unique case, AD reports.

Germany and Belgium are also interested, but did not make it to the meeting in Switzerland, according to the newspaper.

At the meeting Dutch lawyer Benedicte Ficq and lung doctor Wanda de Kanter informed their international colleagues on how they are approaching the case in the Netherlands. The lawyer, Dutch cancer association KWF and lung cancer patient Anne Marie van Veen are charging four tobacco manufacturers with attempted murder or manslaughter, attempted aggravated assault with premeditation, attempted deliberate harm to health with premeditation and forgery.

13 November 2017

"Phonegate" Cell Phone Radiation Tests of France Violate Safety Limits - Lecture by Dr. Marc Arazi, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 31 July 2017

Dr. Devra Davis (Environmental Health Trust) points out that for over a decade researchers have repeatedly published about this issue and have long recommended updating “antiquated” cell phone radiation test systems. “Now we have government documentation on hundreds of cell phones providing clear and undeniable evidence that current cell phone test methods fail to protect the public.”... “Tests must include children with consideration for their unique vulnerabilities. Not only are children smaller and thus will have proportionately higher exposures to cell phone radiation than adults but also remember that children’s brains are rapidly developing. Regulations must assure children are protected,” stated Dr. Arazi.

Dr. Marc Arazi "Phonegate" Cell Phone Radiation Tests of France Violate Safety Limits 
(16 August 2017 - 7.26 mn)

Link to Dr. Arazi's blog:  http://arazi.fr/ with information on Phonegate.




France released cell phone test measurements that found most violated government radiation test limits. Dr. Arazi's July 31, 2017 US lecture and details on this groundbreaking documentation can be found at https://ehtrust.org/policy/phonegate-cell-phone-radiation-exceeds-limits-tested-body-contact-position/

Cell Phones Violate Radiation Limits: Doctor Calls For Urgent Action To Update Cell Phone Radiation Tests

“This is not just an European issue, it is an international scandal,“ stated Arazi, pointing out that all countries’ regulations are outdated. “Professor Om Gandhi—one of the originators of the test limits 30 years ago—says that if these numbers were converted to the US testing regime, we are talking about the reality that some cell phones exceed US regulatory limits by over 9 times the limit.”

Cell Phones Violate Radiation Limits: Doctor Calls For Urgent Action To Update Cell Phone Radiation Tests
Environmental Health Trust, 16 August 2017

Scientific lecture marks the first time European government test results were shared with US audience. 
[See original article for lecture or link on this blog.]

7/31/2017: French physician Marc Arazi presented recently released results of cell phone tests conducted by France’s national government agency ANFR that found most cell phones can emit more radiation into human users than manufacturers report. The France documentation shows that many cell phones on the market can exceed allowable limits by over three times.

The cell phone radiation absorption measurements of the over 350 cell phones France tested were presented in an expert scientific symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on July 31, 2017 sponsored by Environmental Health Trust. This lecture marks the first time the test measurements have been presented in the United States by an expert from France.

Keep Your Kids Away From Connected Toys

"Like most of the data we voluntarily donate to internet companies, our kids' data probably won't be used for an evil purpose. But one breach is enough to change that, and to plunge a family into hell. If parents don't realize that, it can only fall to regulators to make sure kids are protected."

Keep Your Kids Away From Connected Toys
by Leonid Bershidsky. bloomberg.com. 28 February 2017

Despite a multitude of warning signs, parents are exposing their children to digital dangers at an increasing rate.

A wolf in teddy bear's clothing.  Photographer:
laurenspolding via Getty Images
How dangerous is a teddy bear or a doll? In the Internet of Things era, it's not an idle question but one for parents and regulators to ponder seriously.

On Monday, Troy Hunt, the cybersecurity expert who maintains the "Have I been pwned?" database of major breaches affecting the clients of internet businesses, revealed a problem with CloudPets, a series of cuddly toys made by a U.S. company called Spiral Toys. The toys allow parents to talk with their kids remotely. The conversations were recorded and stored -- along with users' encrypted passwords -- on an unprotected server that belonged to a Romanian company called mReady. The passwords were easy to break. Hunt listened to some of the messages -- sweet nothings kids want to say to their parents. Any malicious actor could have figured out how to communicate with the kids. Apparently, the exposed database was located numerous times using a search engine that finds connected devices, and attempts were made to hold Spiral Toys for ransom.

12 November 2017

A Group of Scientists Opposes ICNIRP

A Group of Scientists Opposes ICNIRP


On 3 March 2017, a scientific delegation was received by Dr. Maria Neira, Director of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva and by Dr. Emilie van Deventer, Head of the International Project on Electromagnetic Fields at WHO.

Following this meeting, the members of the delegation who were present decided unanimously to combine their efforts to have WHO finally recognize the non-thermal effects of electromagnetic fields (EMF).

It was decided to create a working group within the European Cancer Environment Research Institute (ECERI) to oppose the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radio Protection (ICNIRP).

At ECERI - www.eceri-institute.org/ , to date, the members of the working group are:

Prof, Dominique Belpomme (France)
Prof. Igor Belyaev (Slovakia)
Dr. Ernesto Burgio (Italy)
Prof.  David Carpenter (USA)
Prof. Lennart Hardell (Sweden)
Dr. Magda Havas (Canada)
Prof. Gérard Ledoigt (France)
Prof. SMJ Mortazavi (Iran)
Prof. André Vander Vorst (Belgium) 

The finalization of a publication on the thermal and non-thermal effects of radiofrequencies is in progress.

(Bulletin in French)
http://www.artac.info/fic_bdd/pdf_fr_fichier/BI_85_15093591130.pdf

Translation by Editor of "Towards Better Health"

11 November 2017

Health Issues - Heads in the Sand, Pies in the Sky: Governments Deny the Facts of Life

Image submitted by Olga Sheean
"We should not have to fight for protection from our own government, which is supposed to keep us safe."

Health Issues | Heads in the Sand, Pies in the Sky: Governments deny the facts of life
by Olga Sheean, thegreengazette.ca
6 November 2017

When wisely applied and when based on empirical research, science helps keep us safe. Science makes sense of things and helps us understand how things work. It stops us from sticking our fingers in electrical sockets or from thinking we can fly if we jump off a high building, in defiance of the law of gravity. It provides us with a solid, reliable, fact-based foundation and a better awareness of the laws of physics and nature that govern our existence. And it enables us to make informed choices that are healthy and sustainable for people and the planet, while protecting physical infrastructures, the economy, and our essential humanity. We disregard it at our peril.

Yet many governments, including Canada’s, have rejected the solid scientific evidence of the harm caused by humanmade electromagnetic fields (EMFs). Despite the 25,000+independent, peer-reviewed studies by scientists, doctors, epidemiologists, biologists, and researchers who have published their findings in scientific and medical journals, government healthcare agencies are categorically denying, diminishing, or distorting the facts regarding the proven dangers of radiofrequency/microwave radiation in our environment.

08 November 2017

The Hidden Dangers of Cell Phone Radiation: 2007 Article on the Research of Dr. George Carlo - Part 2

The Hidden Dangers of Cell Phone Radiation
by Sue Kovach, lifeextension.com, August 2007 - page 2

Dr. Carlo’s Continuing Work

Following the loss of his home, Dr. Carlo collaborated with Washington columnist Martin Schram—who in the course of the work did his own research to corroborate Dr. Carlo’s view on things—to write Cell Phones: Invisible Hazards in the Wireless Age (Carroll & Graf, 2001). He wrote his book as what he thought would be a last volley at the cell phone industry.

“I needed to tell the whole story in one place. I didn’t have the resources or the manpower to match what the cell phone industry was doing to try to discredit the work,” says Dr. Carlo. “Based on the book, a number of lawsuits were brought against the industry, and insurance carriers began excluding cell phone-related health risks in their coverage. It created a very difficult situation in the industry and for myself. I was worn out fighting that battle. In 2002, after I’d done my book tour, I just decided to take a break for a couple of years.”

The Hidden Dangers of Cell Phone Radiation: 2007 Article on the Research of Dr. George Carlo

Comprehensive article on Dr. George Carlo's cell phone research.

The Hidden Dangers of Cell Phone Radiation
by Sue Kovach, lifeextension.com, August 2007

Every day, we’re swimming in a sea of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) produced by electrical appliances, power lines, wiring in buildings, and a slew of other technologies that are part of modern life. From the dishwasher and microwave oven in the kitchen and the clock radio next to your bed, to the cellular phone you hold to your ear—sometimes for hours each day—exposure to EMR is growing and becoming a serious health threat.

But there’s a huge public health crisis looming from one particular threat: EMR from cellular phones—both the radiation from the handsets and from the tower-based antennas carrying the signals—which studies have linked to development of brain tumors, genetic damage, and other exposure-related conditions.1-9 Yet the government and a well-funded cell phone industry media machine continue to mislead the unwary public about the dangers of a product used by billions of people. Most recently, a Danish epidemiological study announced to great fanfare the inaccurate conclusion that cell phone use is completely safe.10

Cell Phone War: Documentary and Article on Early Cell Phone Lawsuits

We recently found this 44-minute documentary - "Cell Phone War", (French version) produced by Klaus Scheidsteger in 2005, who also made "Thank You for Calling". "Cell Phone War" can be viewed for free in French and German. We haven't yet found a copy in English. Could someone help us? Here and in the next posts is more information on issues raised in the film.

Legal parties join forces on mobile-phone health issue
by Reily Gregsonrcrwireless.com, 16 April 2001

WASHINGTON-The law firm of Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos, which earlier this year took control of an $800 million mobile phone-brain cancer lawsuit, has joined forces with attorneys in a New Orleans class-action case against the wireless industry seeking to force equipment manufacturers to pay for headsets and medical monitoring for half the nation’s 112 million subscribers.

07 November 2017

PR Pros, Heavy Cellphone Users, Need Awareness of Dangers

PR Pros, Heavy Cellphone Users, Need Awareness of Dangers
by Jack O'Dwyerodwyerpr.com, 6 November 2017

PR people, increasingly dependent on sophisticated cellphones for news, info and communication, must be aware of dangers they present.

Cellphones are the tip of the radiation iceberg. Powerful Wi-Fi routers in offices, cell towers atop buildings beaming into apartments, and towers in many other places including church steeples, are a threat to the health of those in their paths and especially children and seniors.

Since upwards of 80% of PR people are women and many are mothers of young children, they need to be aware of threats to themselves and their families. Plenty of documentation is at Bio Initiative.

Public Discussion on Tap in Mass.

An extensive public discussion of charges that Wi-Fi, cellphones, etc., are dangerous will take place starting Nov. 28 in the Massachusetts Legislature.

Radiation health advocates are pressing passage of seven wireless radiation bills.

06 November 2017

Former WHO Director General Gro Harlem Brundtland: "No Doubt There Are Health Effects from Mobile Phone Radiation"

Former WHO Director General Gro Harlem Brundtland: ”No doubt there are health effects from mobile phone radiation”
stralskyddsstiftelsen.se (Swiedish Radiation Protection Foundation), 7 August 2015

The former Director General of the UN World Health Organisation and former Prime Minister of Norway Gro Harlem Brundtland recently said during an interview with Norwegian newspaper Aftenposten that she gets a headache right away if she puts a mobile phone to the head. She also said that she has had health problems from mobile phone radiation for 25 years, and that research shows that there is no doubt that there are adverse health effects linked to this technology.

The former head of the WHO encouraged the public to protect themselves against the radiation from wireless technology:

– I want to say that you should protect yourself. Do not keep the cell phone in your pocket, she cautioned.

Headache caused by mobile phone

Gro Harlem Brundtland, who is a trained medical doctor, was the Director General of the WHO during 1998-2003. She uses her own mobile phone as little as possible and always keeps the phone as far away from the body as possible when she for instance has to send a text message
– I cannot have cell phone radiation near the head. I get an immediate headache. My body has reacted to cell phone radiation for 25 years, she told the reporters.

05 November 2017

How to Successfully Get Through to People about Wireless Radiation

Unlocking the door: How to successfully get through to people about wireless radiation.
by Rachel Gaunt, emfsafetynetwork.org, 30 October 2017

One of two recommended visuals.  
For years I have been talking to people about the risks of wireless radiation. People who already “get it” are an easy audience. They nod and agree vehemently. But conversing with people who are new to this subject has not been so easy.

Too often I see their eyes glaze over, watch them shift uncomfortably, or frown and get defensive. The more I ramp up my passion about the subject the more they retreat.

As someone who has worked extensively in the field of communication and consumer motivation, I’m no stranger to activist campaigns, but this was a new level of puzzle. Why didn’t these folks – my family and my dear friends -want to hear the truth about some critical information pertinent to their health?

Global Burden of Cancer Among Young Adults Aged 20-39 Years - IARC Press Release

International Agency for Research on Cancer
PRESS RELEASE N° 254
30 October 2017



Global burden of cancer among young adults aged 20–39 years 

Lyon, France, 28 October 2017 – A new study by researchers from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), published today in The Lancet Oncology, 1 examines for the first time the global burden of cancer among young adults aged 20–39 years. The report provides critical evidence of the burden of the disease in this age group and highlights the urgent need for adequate prevention measures, timely diagnosis, and cancer care.

Cancer burden in young adults 

04 November 2017

Australian Broadcasting Corporation Breast Cancer Cluster

As you may recall, (ABC) Australian Broadcasting Corporation's  "Catalyst" staff were fired last year and the weekly TV show format was scrapped over the report, "Wi-Fried".  
See our post (the link to the original article disappeared.)

(Most of the content of the article is posted below as the link to the original also does not seem to work.)
ABC cancer cluster: 10 years since Toowong studio shut down
by Susan Johnson, The Courier-Mail, 5 May  2016

Jo Stone, Nadia Farha, Anne Debert and Lisa Backhouse
Picture:  David Kelly
On a hot afternoon before Christmas, a group of workers were asked to clear their desks – immediately – and leave the building many of them had worked in for their entire careers. Everyone was given a cardboard box and told to take everything they needed, because there would be no going back inside the building. Ever.

There was an audible gasp at the news. Some women started crying. As if trapped in a story in which an iron door clangs loudly as it closes, the workers left the building. There were Christmas decorations still hanging over doorways, strung across desks, and a shocked sense of disbelief.

Many of the workers, specifically the women, felt scared, others were just angry. It had taken years – precisely 12 since the first of a dozen women was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1994 – for management to recognise that the building on the banks of the Brisbane River at Toowong, in Brisbane’s western suburbs, was unsafe.

Scientists and Physicians Send Appeal about 5G Rollout and Health Dangers to the European Union

Scientists and physicians send appeal about 5G rollout and health dangers to the European Union
by Pam Barkereuropereloaded.com, 3 November 2017

On September 13, 2017, more than 180 scientists and doctors sent an 11-page Appeal for a moratorium on the roll out of 5G in the European Union.

The reason for the appeal is that “RF/EMF has been proven to be harmful for humans and the environment,”but 5G has not been investigated fully for potential health hazards and environmental impact by INDEPENDENT scientists other than industry scientists, who apparently would rubber stamp 5G similarly as the other generations of telecommunications updates have been.

According to the Appeal, 5G is effective only over short distances and is transmitted poorly through solid materials. Because of that inefficiency in transmission, a tremendous number of antennas or cell towers will be needed to implement 5G service.

Massachusetts: Wireless Radiation Health Advocates Press Legislation

Sen. Karen Spilka
One of the 7 wireless radiation bills is S. 2080, an act "increasing medical awareness and insurance coverage of non-ionizing radiation injury and reliance upon credible independent medical research".

Radiation Health Advocates Press Legislation in Mass.
by Jack O'Dwyerodwyerpr.com, 3 November 2017

Radiation health advocates are pressing passage of seven wireless radiation bills to the Mass. legislature. Public hearings are set.

Senator Donald Humason’s Bill S. 2080, to be heard Nov. 28, asks to have the medical community trained and to provide insurance for the “growing number of wireless radiation-related illnesses.” S. 2080

December 11*, 1 p.m., Senator Karen Spilka's Bill S. 1268 aims to form a commission to address all aspects of wireless radiation and public health.

The Mass. Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education is examining the biological risks of wi-fi in schools, said health advocate Cecelia Doucette. It is also reviewing testimony on all seven wireless radiation bills, is in conversation with the Dept. of Public Health, and is strategizing on ways to protect students and staff. Director of Digital Learning is Kenneth Klau.

03 November 2017

Pfizer Vice President Blows Whistle On Gardasil: “The Vaccine Is Deadly”

Pfizer Vice President Blows Whistle On Gardasil: “The Vaccine Is Deadly”
yournewswire.com, 23 September 2017

Former vice President of Pfizer, Dr. Peter Rost, has blown the whistle on the dangers of the Gardasil vaccine – and claims that Big Pharma aims to keep people unhealthy.

Below is a clip taken from the “One More Girl” documentary – a film featuring Dr. Rost in which he reveals how vaccines and Big Pharma drugs are designed to keep people in a state of dis-ease.

Healingoracle.ch reports: He is the author of “The Whistleblower, Confessions of a Healthcare Hitman.” Considering his work experience, it would be an understatement to say that he is an insider expert on big pharma marketing.

Below are a couple of quotes from both a former and a current editor-in-chief of the two largest, and what are considered to be the most credible, medical journals in the world. It’s only fitting to include them into the article as they are directly related to what Dr. Rost hints at in the video.

“It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of the New England Journal of Medicine.” – Dr. Marcia Angell, a physician and longtime editor-in-chief of the New England Medical Journal (NEMJ) (source)

Never Keep Your Cell Phone in Your Pocket or Next to Your Skin!

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

iPhone X Models: Specific Absorption Rates (SAR) or RF Exposure

saferemr.com, 2 November 2017

Extracts

To reduce your exposure to microwave radiation:

When communication is unnecessary, use Airplane mode.
When using cellular, turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.
When using Wi-Fi, turn off cellular and Bluetooth.
When phone is powered on, never keep phone next to your body, especially during a phone call.
When communicating, use phone in speaker mode or a wired earpiece.

...

What do SAR values mean to the consumer?

U.S. Congressional Committee Questions Operation of WHO Cancer Agency

The U.S. Congress ought to look into the scientific integrity and credibility of WHO, not IARC.  The U.S. does not like the fact that IARC has classified glyphosate as 2A:  "probably carcinogenic".

Exclusive: Congressional committee questions operation of WHO cancer agency
by Kate Kelland, Reuters, 1st November 2017


LONDON, (Reuters) - Two influential U.S. Congressmen have asked the World Health Organization’s cancer agency to get ready to testify about its work assessing if substances cause cancer, citing concerns about its “scientific integrity”.

Their letter to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), seen by Reuters and sent on Wednesday, is part of ongoing investigations by two Congressional committees into IARC that were fueled by the agency’s review of glyphosate, the primary ingredient of Monsanto Co’s weedkiller Roundup.

A letter to IARC director Chris Wild from the Republican chairmen of the House Committee on Science and the Subcommittee on Environment said they are “concerned about the scientific integrity” of IARC’s “monograph” program, which assesses whether various substances can cause cancer in people.

Maryland: Letter from Ronald N. Kostoff, Ph.D. to the Montgomery County Council Members on Proposed Installation of Small Cell Towers

"For non-ionizing radiation in the power frequency band (~60Hz) and radiofrequency bands heavily used today (900 Mhz-cell phones and 2.45Ghz-WiFi), the biomedical literature is clear. Heavy exposure of humans to this radiation for extended periods of time can be lethal, and exposure of test animals to non-ionizing radiation in isolation can be lethal."

Please read this strong and important letter from Ronald N. Kostoff, Ph.D. written to the Montgomery County Council Members on November 1, 2017

Dear Montgomery County Council Members,

I have been informed that Montgomery County is considering approval of the installation of small cell towers throughout the County, including up and down residential streets, starting with Potomac, MD and Germantown, MD. I would like to offer my perspective on this proposal.

Over the past decade, I have been performing studies on causes and treatments of chronic diseases. Much of the focus has emphasized identifying the causes of these diseases, and their specific impacts. The most comprehensive of the studies was a book titled Pervasive Causes of Disease,

https://smartech.gatech.edu/handle/1853/53714

and identified ~800 contributing factors that impacted more than a threshold number of the ~4000 diseases examined.