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28 December 2017

Electromagnetic Radiation Safety: 2017 Year in Review

Electromagnetic Radiation Safety: 2017 Year in Review
saferemr.com, 27 December 2017

EMR Safety addresses scientific and policy developments concerning the health risks from exposure to electromagnetic radiation (EMR). Since 2013, it has had over 1.3 million page views by visitors from more than 200 countries which attests to the worldwide concern about the impact of wireless radiation on our health.

During the past year, over half of visitors were from outside the United States with Canada, the United Kingdom, India, Australia, Israel, Germany, Greece, Italy and Sweden represented the most. About two-thirds of visitors were 25-54 years of age and 60% were male.

This site provides a curated collection of links to articles on cell phones and cordless phones, cell towers, Wi-Fi, Smart Meters and other wireless devices. I summarize the peer-reviewed research on health risks associated with wireless radiation including cancer risk, reproductive harm and neurological disorders; and I expose the manufacturing of doubt about these risks by industry-linked scientists.

The following links were the most popular wireless radiation stories in 2017 including related posts and wireless product stories.

25 December 2017

Safety Warnings for Cellphones? It's Now Mandatory in California

Safety Warnings for Cellphones?  It's Now Mandatory in California
by Sabine El Gemayel, alternet.org, 24 December 2017

A filmmaker and mother of three worries about the health consequences of wireless technology.

Photo credit:  solar22/Shutterstock
After moving to Los Angeles in the mid-'90s from the Middle East and Canada, I immediately began to see a startling trend. The number of cellphones I saw people using began to grow at breakneck speed especially in a booming city like Los Angeles, with Hollywood, real estate, sports marketing, shopping and high-end businesses everywhere.

In less than a generation, cellphones and the internet have revolutionized virtually every aspect of our lives, transforming how we work, socialize and communicate.  But what are the health consequences of this invisible convenience?

As a mother of teenagers, I am concerned with the shadowy side of wireless technology, and its impact on our children.  I am troubled by the increased health risks and how it is sociologically impacting children's development and behavior.  As a citizen and consumer, I am disturbed by the business effects behind the wireless revolution and its ubiquitous use in schools, at work and at home.

22 December 2017

France: A Doctor from EDF (Electricité de France) Accuses Professor Belpomme before the Order of Physicians

(Our comment):  Professor Olle Johansson, who was also undertaking invaluable research on electrohypersentivity, was recently forced to "retire" from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.  Now, the French Order of Physicians is pursuing Professor Dominique Belpomme, president of the Association for Research on Treatment against Cancer (ARTAC) and of the European Cancer Environment Research Institute (ECERI) in Brussels for his diagnostic methods regarding electrohypersensitivity.  

A doctor from EDF (Electricité de France) accuses Professor Belpomme before the Order of Physicians.  He is too brilliant, and outshines them...
stoplinky76320.wordpress.com, 20 December 2017 - Extract (translation)


A physician pursued by the Order for his diagnostic methods for electrohypersensitivity. Professor Dominique Belpomme, Parisian cancer specialist, who is fighting for the recognition of electrohypersensitivy (EHS) as a pathology, is being targeted by a disciplinary procedure of the [French] Order of Physicians (CNOM).  Enedis [French electricity network] is talking to us about "green beans, pickled vegetables" and psychology.  That says a lot about their standards.

The National Council of the Order of Physicians has lodged an accusation against the doctor before the disciplinary chamber of first instance of Ile-de-France for two reasons related to his activities regarding diagnosis of electrohypersensitivity.  This information revealed by the Medical Press Agency (APM) has been confirmed by the Generalist Order.

Avoiding EMF Radiation Not As Easy As Quitting Smoking

Photo:  Lea Suzuki, Special to The Chronicle
Avoiding EMF radiation not as easy as quitting smoking
by Caille Millner, Opinion, San Francisco Chronicle, 21 December 2017

A new study says radiation from cell phones, wireless networks and power lines increases the risk of miscarriage.

How much more proof do we need that being online isn’t healthy for us?

The latest terrible tech research is from Kaiser Permanente, published last week in the journal Scientific Reports. In a study of hundreds of pregnant women in the Bay Area, the authors found that those who were more exposed to the kind of radiation produced by cell phones, wireless networks and power lines were nearly three times as likely to suffer miscarriages.

It goes without saying that these electromagnetic fields, or EMFs, are around every single one of us. Thanks to our insatiable demand for social media, GPS and “smart” physical devices, there will be more and more of them every year.

California Says the Only Safe Way to Talk on Your Cell Phone is to Text

Keep your phone away from your body.
Children, especially the very young, may be more at risk.

California says the only safe way to talk on your cell phone is to text
by Zoë Schlangerqz.com, 22 December 2017

You are not actually supposed to put this up to
your head.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Earlier this month, the California department of health released guidelines warning residents to avoid putting mobile phones up to their heads.

“Keep your phone away from your body,” the state health department writes. “Although the science is still evolving, some laboratory experiments and human health studies have suggested the possibility” that typical long-term cell phone use could be linked to “brain cancer and tumors of the acoustic nerve,” “lower sperm counts,” and “effects on learning and memory.”

Mobile phones emit radiation, which is measured in radio-frequency (RF) energy. In the manual that comes pre-installed on your iPhone, Apple explicitly tells you to use a hands-free option like speakerphone or headphones while talking in order to “reduce exposure to RF energy.” The manual also notes that cell phones are currently tested for radiation assuming the devices would be kept at least 5 mm (0.2 in) away from the body while being carried. That’s a lot more than the thickness of pocket fabric. (On an iPhone 6 and above, you can find this information by going to Settings > General > About > Legal > RF Exposure.)

20 December 2017

Health Hazards from Cell Phones -- California Department of Public Health Announces New Guidelines to Reduce Cell Phone Health Risk

Health Hazards from Cell Phones -- California Department of Public Health Announces New Guidelines to Reduce Cell Phone Health Risk
Environmental Health Trust, 20 December 2017

Teton Village, WY -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/20/2017 -- The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) just issuedlong-awaited recommendations to reduce microwave radiation exposures from cell phones, especially for children due to research showing that "long-term, high use may impact human health." The CDPH guidance was spurred by a lawsuit from Berkeley Professor Joel Moskowitz which revealed that CDPH scientists had drafted more than 27 versions of advice since 2008.

"Cell phones came on the market decades ago without safety testing because it was assumed that non-ionizing radiation could not cause cancer. However the scientific evidence is now clear and compelling, this type of radiation is harmful to our health, " stated Dr. Devra Davis, founder and President of Environmental Health Trust, a research nonprofit.

"Cancer is only one of the serious health issues posed by non-ionizing radiation." Davis pointed to a new study funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences just published by Kaiser Permanente scientists in the journal Scientific Reports (Nature Publishing Group) that found women with the highest magnetic field exposures during pregnancy had nearly three times more miscarriages confirming a 2012 study with similar findings. Davis notes that Kaiser principal investigator De-Kun Li, MD, PhD has previously published findings linking higher prenatal nonionizing radiation exposures to a higher risk of obesity, and a higher risk of asthma.

Techy Christmas Gifts that Could Raise Your Child's Risk of CANCER

These techy Christmas gifts could raise your child's risk of CANCER, former US health official warns
by Natalie Rahhal for Dailymail.com, 19 December 2017

  • An ongoing NIH study has linked cell phone radiation exposure to cancer in rats
  • Devices that connect to networks, including smartwatches, drones, wireless game consoles, tablets and smart toys give off microwave radiation 
  • Last week, California warned its residents to minimize exposure, especially for children, by keeping their phones several feet away from them
  • Experts, including a former NIH toxicologist, warned shoppers today that gifting the hottest gadgets could raise cancer risks

Medical Tech Experts Warn Against Gifting Smartphones This Holiday, Noting Radiation Risk

Press Release: Medical Tech Experts Warn Against Gifting Smartphones This Holiday, Noting Radiation Risk
Environmental Health Trust, 19 December 2017


Former President of Microsoft Canada and NIH scientist who led landmark study echo new call from California Dept of Health on reducing cell phone radiation

Washington, DC—In the final days of the holiday shopping season, environmental health and safety experts are warning parents against buying their children smartphones or Wi-Fi enabled toys, noting that they could pose serious health and safety risks according to experts. Today, Environmental Health Trust (EHT) issued an emergency holiday alert, urging parents and grandparents not to buy their children so-called “smart” phones or watches or other wireless toys as holiday gifts and to limit children’s exposures to these devices. Last week, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) advised reducing exposures to the microwave radiation also called radio frequency energy from cell phones—noting the special risks to young children.

19 December 2017

Radiation Typical of Cell Phones and Wi-Fi Linked to High Rate of Miscarriages

Photo: Leah Millis, The Chronicle
This news made the front page of the San Francisco Chronicle on 18 December 2017.

Radiation typical of cell phones and Wi-Fi linked to high rate of miscarriages
by Sophie Haigney,, sfchronicle.com
16 December 2017

The study did not definitively show what was causing pregnancy loss.

A study of hundreds of pregnant women in the Bay Area found that those who were more exposed to the type of radiation produced by cell phones, wireless networks and power lines — radiation that grows more and more common — were nearly three times as likely to miscarry.

The Kaiser Permanente study, published last week in the journal Scientific Reports, did not show definitively what was causing the higher rate of pregnancy loss, nor did it isolate the potential impact of cell phones or other producers of electromagnetic fields, or EMFs.

18 December 2017

California's New Cell Phone Warnings Make National News

California's new cell phone warnings make national news tonight
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, 15 December 2017

Link to CBS Evening News report.

Link to document from California Department of Public Health

Tonight CBS Evening News will run a story on California's new cell phone warnings.

Although California's new cell phone warnings underplay the state of the science, many people consider this action by the largest state public health department to be a significant development in response to the efforts of wireless safety advocates to pressure our government to notify the public about the health risks from exposure to cell phone radiation.

The Division of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control in CDPH originally drafted these warnings in 2009, but despite the consensus of the Division to publish the warnings that year, CDPH refused to release them. The Division updated the warnings several times over the next eight years, but CDPH continued to suppress them until now.

17 December 2017

"Children and Mobile Phones: The Health of the Following Generations is in Danger": Russian National Committee of Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection - 2008 Report

Please read and share widely this extract from the 2008 report.

"The members of the Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection emphasize ultimate urgency to defend children’s health from the influence of the EMF of the mobile communication systems. We appeal to the government authorities, to the entire society to pay closest attention to this coming threat and to take adequate measures in order to prevent negative consequences to the future generation’s health."

Russian National Committee of Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection - 2008 report 

Russian National Committee of Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (RNCNIRP) have accepted an important decision on the theme “mobile communication and children`s health” (the text of the decision is enclosed).  The members of the committee give a prediction of possible illnesses, the possibility of which can be high for children, using modern mobile phones.  This decision is based on the results of fundamental researches of biological influence of electromagnetic field, which has been held in Russia during the 40 years and considers the modern data. RNCNIRP considers that the manufacturers should inform the customers about the possible risk for children`s health from using the mobile phone. The point of view of the RNCNIRP is supported by the members of the members of Committees of health protection of both chambers of Russian Parliament.

The members  of RCNIRP  conduct  continuous  activity in  the  area  of mobile  telecommunication  EMF safety. 

Decision of Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection 


For the first time in history, we face a situation when most children and teenagers in the world are continuously exposed to the potentially adverse influence of the electromagnetic fields (EMF) from mobile phones.

New Science Reveals Young Brains Deranged by Cellphone Radiation Exposure

Cellphones driving modern humans to the brink of insanity? New science reveals young brains DERANGED by cellphone radiation exposure
by Mike Adamsnaturalnews.com, 15 December 2017

(Natural News) It’s fairly obvious to most intelligent people that modern society is going insane. It’s especially true among today’s hyper-connected youth who seem to be truly deranged and mentally ill, hyperventilating over every issue imaginable such as “net neutrality” or the election of Donald Trump. The lunacy of modern society has never been more extreme, and many of us who observe all this are wondering is there a common cause behind the insanity?

As it turns out, the mass poisoning of human brains with cellphone radiation has only been going on for a generation or so. It may be the common cause behind the insanity, and California health authorities have just confirmed this possibility by issuing new warnings about the adverse brain effects of cellphone radiation exposure.

United States: Two-Thirds of Parents Believe their Children are Addicted to their Digital Devices According to a New Nationwide Survey

Two-Thirds of Parents Believe their Children are Addicted to their Digital Devices According to a New Nationwide Survey
unGlue / prnewswire.com,  11 December 2017

Paul Rogers

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- A vast majority (67 percent) of U.S. parents of 5-to-18-year-olds describe their children as addicted to electronic devices. That's according to a new national survey conducted in October by GBA Strategies and unGlue, the uniquely collaborative screen-time management solution for parents and kids. The survey examines parents' experiences managing their families' screen time. The data, gleaned through interviews with 394 parents nationwide, sheds light on both children's screen-time habits and parental attitudes toward those habits.

"This data tells a story not just about the excessive screen time kids are being exposed to, but the toll that improperly managed screen time can take on kids and families," says Alon Shwartz, co-founder of unGlue. "The study confirms the conclusion many of us have come to anecdotally about the challenges parents face trying to foster participation in non-screen-related activities and carve out quality family time in their homes."

Massachusetts: Wireless Education Warns of Cell Phone Health Hazards

Wireless Education warns of cell phone health hazards
by Tom Godfrey/Wicked Local Correspondent, 
13 December 2017

SHREWSBURY --- The general public is aware of the well documented dangers of tobacco products, drugs, and alcohol, but what about cell phones? That was the central question at the screening and discussion of the documentary, “Generation Zapped,” at the Shrewsbury Public Library on Thursday, December 7. The event was held by Wireless Education, a non-profit dedicated to providing information to parents and consumers so they can make conscious decisions about how they use WiFi technology.

The event was led by Wireless Education Communications Director Cece Doucette. Before taking on her current role, Doucette was the president of the Ashland Education Foundation as well as a grant coordinator for Ashland Public Schools.

“I personally ran seven campaigns to get technology into our schools,” said Doucette.

Fourteen New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (12 December 2017)

Fourteen New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (12 December  2017)

Fourteen new papers on electromagnetic fields and biology or health, courtesy of Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., Director, Center for Family and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley.
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, 12 December 2017

Measurements of Radiofrequency Radiation with a Body-Borne Exposimeter in Swedish Schools with Wi-Fi

Lena K. Hedendahl, Michael Carlberg, Tarmo Koppel, Lennart Hardell. Measurements of Radiofrequency Radiation with a Body-Borne Exposimeter in Swedish Schools with Wi-Fi. Front. Public Health, 20 November 2017 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2017.00279

Introduction: Wireless access to the Internet is now commonly used in schools. Many schools give each student their own laptop and utilize the laptops and wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) connection for educational purposes. Most children also bring their own mobile phones to school. Since children are obliged by law to attend school, a safe environment is important. Lately, it has been discussed if radiofrequency (RF) radiation can have long-term adverse effects on children’s health.

16 December 2017

Stop Sleeping with Your Cell Phone: Anything Closer than Arm's Length Could Cause Cancer and Infertility, Health Officials Warn

Stop sleeping with your cell phone: Anything closer than arm's length could cause cancer and infertility, health officials warn
by Natalie Rahhal for Dailymail.com, 15 December 2017

(Photo): New guidance from the California Department of Health warns that cell phones should be kept several feet away from the body when not in use to avoid risks of cancer and infertility

  • The California Department of Health released advice to minimize cell phone radiation exposure 
  • Radiation from the devices has been linked to cancer and infertility
  • Children's developing brains may be particularly vulnerable
  • Exposure risks are highest when cell phones have fewer bars of service or are downloading or streaming media

The California Department of Health warned that people need to keep their cell phones several feet away from them to reduce radiation exposure and health risks.

California released guidance for reducing exposure to cell phone radiation on Thursday, amid mounting evidence that cell phone use may be linked to cancer, attention, mental health and reproductive health issues.

14 December 2017

Electronic Waste Study Finds $65 Billion in Raw Materials Discarded in Just One Year

Cap Sciences / Flickr
Electronic Waste Study Finds $65 Billion in Raw Materials Discarded in Just One Year
by David Leestma, EcoWatch, 
14 December 2017

The amount of electronic waste around the world grew to a record 45 million tons in 2016, according to a United Nations-backed study released on Wednesday.

To put that in perspective, the weight of last year's e-waste was equivalent to about 4,500 Eiffel Towers, according to the study by the UN university, the International Telecommunication Union and the International Solid Waste Association. The amount of e-waste—defined as anything with a plug or a battery—rose by eight percent since 2014, the time of the last assessment.

The study also found that raw materials thrown out as e-waste—metals such as gold, silver, copper, platinum and palladium— were worth $64.61 billion in 2016. But despite this economic incentive, only 8.9 million tons of e-waste were recovered.

Wi-Fi and Cellphones Increase Pregnant Women's Risk of a Miscarriage by Nearly 50%

Wi-fi and cellphones increase pregnant women's risk of a miscarriage by nearly 50%, study reveals
Wi-Fi and cellphones increase pregnant women's risk of
suffering a miscarriage (stock)
by Alexandra Thompson, Health Reporter for Mailonline, 14 December 2017

  • Magnetic field (MF) non-ionizing radiation is also given off by power lines
  • Pregnant women exposed to the highest levels are 48% more likely to miscarry
  • Some 24.2% of such women miscarry versus 10.4% with the lowest exposure
  • MF radiation, which everyone is exposed to, has previously been linked to cancer
  • Miscarriages affect between 15 and 20 percent of pregnancies in the US 

Wi-fi and cellphones increase pregnant women's risk of suffering a miscarriage by nearly 50 percent, new research reveals.

Magnetic field (MF) non-ionizing radiation, which is also given off by power lines and cell towers, has been found in past studies to put a stress on the body, leading to genetic damage that can cause pregnant women to miscarry.

Study Links Health Risks to Electromagnetic Field Exposure

Credit:  CC0 Public Domain
"A study of real-world exposure to non-ionizing radiation from magnetic fields in pregnant women found a significantly higher rate of miscarriage, providing new evidence regarding their potential health risks." 

Study links health risks to electromagnetic field exposure
medicalxpress.com, 13 December 2017

A study of real-world exposure to non-ionizing radiation from magnetic fields in pregnant women found a significantly higher rate of miscarriage, providing new evidence regarding their potential health risks. The Kaiser Permanente study was published today in the journal Scientific Reports.

France Is Banning Mobile Phones in Schools

Be sure to watch and share the video at the end of the original article.

France is banning mobile phones in schools
by Jennifer Anderson. Quartz / weforum.org, 12 December 2017

France is banning students from having mobile phones at school,
encouraging pupils to play instead.  Image:  Reuters/Stefan Wermuth
On Sunday, France’s education minister announced that mobile phones will be banned from primary, junior, and middle schools, calling it a matter of “public health.” While phones are already prohibited in classrooms in France, starting in September 2018 students won’t be allowed to use them on breaks, at lunch, or between lessons either.
“These days, the children don’t play at break time anymore,” Jean-Michel Blanquer said, according to the Local, an English-language publication. “They are just all in front of their smartphones and from an educational point of view, that’s a problem.”

California Department of Public Health Issues Guidelines on How to Reduce Exposure to Radio Frequency Energy from Cell Phones

Excerpt from cell phone warning document
issued by California Dept. of Public Health
on 13 December 2017.
CDPH Issues Guidelines on How to Reduce Exposure to Radio Frequency Energy from Cell Phones
Date: December 13, 2017
Number: 17-086

Contact: Corey Egel | 916.440.7259 | CDPHpress@cdph.ca.gov
Link to Guidelines

SACRAMENTO – As smartphone use continues to increase in the U.S., especially among children, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) today issued guidance for individuals and families who want to decrease their exposure to the radio frequency energy emitted from cell phones. Although the scientific community has not reached a consensus on the risks of cell phone use, research suggests long-term, high use may impact human health.

"Although the science is still evolving, there are concerns among some public health professionals and members of the public regarding long-term, high use exposure to the energy emitted by cell phones," said CDPH Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith. "We know that simple steps, such as not keeping your phone in your pocket and moving it away from your bed at night, can help reduce exposure for both children and adults."

Cell phones emit radio frequency energy when they send and receive signals to and from cell towers, and some scientists and public health officials believe this energy may impact human health.

Meanwhile, cell phone use in the U.S. has increased dramatically in recent years. About 95 percent of Americans own a cell phone, and 12 percent rely on their smartphones for everyday Internet access. In addition, the average age when children get their first phone is now just 10 years old, and a majority of young people keep their phones on or near them most of the day and while they sleep.

13 December 2017

New Study Finds Infant And Toddler Brains Absorb More Microwave Radiation From Wireless Phones

New Study Finds Infant And Toddler Brains Absorb More Microwave Radiation From Wireless Phones
EHtrust.org, 30 November 2017

IT Experts Reveal That Infant And Toddler Brains Absorb More Microwave Radiation From Wireless Phones

First Study To Evaluate Cell Phone Radiation Exposures With Realistic Head Models

In a newly published paper in IEEE Access, cell phone modeling experts reveal that toddlers receive far greater microwave radiation from cell phones than previous research models assumed. The maximum SAR values, a measure of cellphone radiation, in young children’s head tissues were up to 78% higher than SAR values measured in the adult model. The IT researchers call for lower cell phone radiation regulatory limits to account for young children’s exposures, echoing recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics to the US government to update cell phone regulations to protect children.

Researchers from the University of Queensland Australia School of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering compared cell phone microwave radiation exposures of adults to infants and toddlers who are three months to three years old. The experts evaluated various scenarios where parents might hold a phone up to a child’s head and computed the cell phone radiation exposures into the child’s skin and brain tissues. Confirming earlier studies by experts at the University of Porto Alegre and Environmental Health Trust (EHT), they found that cell phone radiation reaches further into younger children’s brains than previously estimated.

12 December 2017

France to Impose Total Ban on Mobile Phones in Schools

French Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer at
the Elysee palace in Paris. 
Credit: Ludovic Marin/AFP
"For the education minister the issue of mobile phones and tablets is a matter of 'public health'. "It's important that children under the age of seven are not in front of these screens," he added." 

France to impose total ban on mobile phones in schools
by Henry Samuel, Paris, The Telegraph,
11 December 2017

France is to impose a total ban on pupils using mobile phones in primary and secondary schools starting in September 2018, its education minister has confirmed.

Phones are already forbidden in French classrooms but starting next school year, pupils will be barred from taking them out at breaks, lunch times and between lessons.

Teachers and parents are divided over a total ban, however, with some saying children must be able to "live in their time". In France, some 93 per cent of 12 to 17-year-olds own mobile phones.

"These days the children don't play at break time anymore, they are just all in front of their smartphones and from an educational point of view that's a problem," said Jean-Michel Blanquer, the French education minister.

Has the Smart Phone Replaced the Cigarette?

Has the Smart Phone Replaced the Cigarette?
saferemr.com, 11 December 2017

To see recent research on addiction to smart phones,
social media and internet gaming: http://bit.ly/addictionsaferemr.

Is the smart phone the cigarette of the 21st century?

Yesterday cigarette companies published the following notice in major newspapers in the U.S. as part of a year-long counter-advertising campaign to comply with a Federal court order.

10 December 2017

France: « No more mobile phones in schools and 'collèges' as of the 2018 return », announces the Minister for National Education

« No more mobile phones in schools and “collèges” as of the 2018 return », announces Jean-Michel Blanquer
Le Monde, 10 December 2017 (translation)

The measure, confirmed Sunday by the Minister for National Education, was a campaign promise of Emmanuel Macron.

Philippe Huguen / AFP
Mobile phones will be banned in schools and “collèges” [children up to age 15] as of the 2018 return, announced the Minister for National Education, Jean-Michel Blanquer, Sunday 10 December, during a broadcast of “Le Grand Jury RTL-LCI-Le Figaro”. “We are working on the issue, this can take different forms,” he said. “You may need it for educational purposes, for emergency situations, so mobile phones must be limited.”

This was a campaign promise of Emmanuel Macron.

Many teachers are alarmed by the “scourge” and the “endless war” posed by mobile phones at school. More than eight out of ten teenagers were equipped with a smartphone, according to a 2015 Credoc study, compared to 20% in 2011. The trend begins towards primary school, when students start to have one sometimes from fourth grade onwards when they go to school alone because it reassures parents to be able to reach them at any time.

Pollution: A Crime against Health

Pollution:  A Crime against Health
Bulletin no. 85 (October 2017), ARTAC (Association for Research on Treatment against Cancer)
(President, Professor Dominique Belpomme) (translation)

The legal group formed within ARTAC on June 2, 2017, aimed to continue the discussion on the tabling of an amendment to the Rome Statute to have pollution recognized as a health crime at the International Criminal Court (ICC). In this regard, several topics were discussed: asbestos and its consequences on health (cancers); pesticides as endocrine disruptors; electromagnetic pollution. Note that Professor Stefania Negri (Italy) has joined us.

(Photo):  Professor of International Law at the University of Salerno, specialist in procedural and penal international law, in health and environmental law, Stefania Negri is particularly interested today in the environmental health point of view of European law. She holds the Jean Monnet Chair in European Law on Health, Environment and Food Safety. 

Composition of this Think Tank 

Antonino Abrami (Italian judge), Dominique Belpomme (President of ARTAC), Marie-Odile Bertella-Geffroy (former magistrate and lawyer at the TGI of Paris), Olivier Cachard (Professor of International Law at the University of Metz and lawyer), Christine Campagnac (project director at ARTAC), Anaïs Français (lawyer), Franck Laval (president of Ecologie Sans Frontières), Stefania Negri (see description above), Etienne Riondet (lawyer at the Bar of Paris), Michèle Rivasi (Member of the European Parliament), Kathleen Rueff (Founder of RightonCanada.ca, NGO specialized in the field of asbestos), Jean-Paul Teissonnière (environmental lawyer), Louise Vandelac (sociologist and professor at the University of Montreal).

09 December 2017

How Electromagnetic Radiation Affects Male Fertility

How EMF Radiation Effects Male Fertility
In Knowledge by Christian, 6 December 2017

There can be a stigma out there, or an assumption, that when a couple is having a hard time conceiving, that it is likely the woman’s issue. This really isn’t the case, in fact about 50% of the time, male infertility issues are the reason the couple has failed to conceive.

My wife and I struggled with infertility for almost 2 years before we were finally able to have our baby girl. So this is personal for me. Although ultimately we were able to conceive, and we did find some issues along the way that were unrelated to environmental issues, I needed to understand how EMF radiation effects male fertility.

I found most of this when I was just researching for myself, how EMF radiation effects male fertility. I needed to know so I could do everything possible to make changes in my life. So do me a favor, if you get anything at all out of this article, consider sharing it with friends and family. You never know how information can have a positive effect on those around you. Click one of those social media buttons you see on the left, or at the bottom of this post.

Does EMF Radiation Effect Male Fertility?

How Do EMFs Damage Sperm?

Massachusetts: New Water Meters Spark Radiation Fears in Housatonic

Digital water meter
New water meters spark radiation fears in Housatonic
by Heather Bellow, The Berkshire Eagle, 5 December 2017

GREAT BARRINGTON — There was a water meter fight in Housatonic last week.

A plan already underway by the Housatonic Water Works Co. to replace analog water meters with a new wireless model has customers worried about bursts of radiation from its transmitter, which sends water use data to the company using cellular networks.

The private water company and meter manufacturer say the level of radiation is less than that emitted by a text message, and is equivalent to "a brief cell phone call." But ratepayers are still wary.

"You're trying to force these meters on people when in fact they're dangerous," said Christopher Rowland, a resident, speaking to James Mercer, the water company's co-owner and treasurer.

Pilot Study Shows Dramatic Difference In Brain Activity With EHS (Electrohypersensitive) Cases As Compared To Controls (Non EHS)

Pilot Study Shows Dramatic Difference In Brain Activity With EHS (Electrohypersensitive) Cases As Compared To Controls (Non EHS)
News provided by The Peoples Initiative Foundation, 5 December 2017

See also the July 2017 published study:
[Functional brain MRI in patients complaining of electrohypersensitivity after long term exposure to electromagnetic fields (click on "download pdf"]


This is the first known published study to show pictures of EHS on an fMRI.

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Peoples Initiative Foundation has announced the conclusion of a pilot study they organized, headed up by Dr. Gunnar Heuser, showing EHS on an fMRI. This study was originally published by Degruyter in July of 2017, but was absent pictures of the controls. The company waited until the pictures were placed in the study to issue this press release, as the visual difference between the cases and controls is quite dramatic.

Below are 2 sample pictures from the study. The large white area on the left side of the left picture shows hyperconnectivity in the brain of a case (EHS person). The same small white area in the picture to the right shows normal brain activity in a control (non EHS person).

Poland: Krakow's New Initiative On Electromagnetic Environmental Pollution

Krakow Poland’s New Initiative On Electromagnetic Environmental Pollution
Environmental Health Trust

International Expert Forum on Protection of Children from Electromagnetic Environmental Pollution and ”Let’s Be EcoDigital” Community Project

The City of Krakow Poland has started a new initiative regarding digital devices and electromagnetic radiation. The City has developed a series of contests, community gatherings and electronic waste awareness activities as part of their EcoDigital” project launched under the Mayor of the City of Krakow. As an example, the City hosted a family picnic on the “International Day of Protection from Electromagnetic Environmental Pollution”

The City will be hosting the 2nd International Expert Forum on Protection of Children from Electromagnetic Environmental Pollution [27 November 2017 - see details below]. Last years conference featured several international scientists including Professor Olle Johansson of the Karolinska Institute, Sissel Halmøy, President of The International EMF Alliance and Professor Włodzimierz Klonowski from Maciej Nałęcz Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The detailed program of the conference is available here.

08 December 2017

“Phonegate: The Health and Industrial Issues of a Global Scandal” by Marc Arazi

Guest Blog “Phonegate: The Health and Industrial Issues of a Global Scandal” by Marc Arazi
Between a Rock and a Hard Place (blog of Dariusz Leszczynski), 8 December 2017

Below is the next in a series of Guest Blogs on BRHP. The opinions expressed in this Guest Blog are of Marc Arazi himself. Publication of these opinions in BRHP does not imply that BRHP automatically agrees with or endorses these opinions. Publication of this, and other guest blogs, facilitates an open debate and free exchange of opinions on wireless technology and health.

Marc Arazi can be found on his website


Phonegate: The Health and Industrial Issues of a Global Scandal

We are more than six billion persons in the world using a mobile phone. It has become an indispensable object of our daily life. Who is interested in the health risks from cell phones? Who has thoroughly read the user manual of their cell phone? Who has studied the regulations that control phones being placed on the market?

Not many of us! Most of us are seduced into trusting manufacturers and national and international organizations which ensure that mobile phones respect our health and safety.

The failure of national and international regulatory agencies

Unfortunately, our confidence has been violated. Our international system of control and regulation has completely failed. This new health and industrial scandal has been called “Phonegate”, echoing the similar scandal of “Dieselgate”, affecting the Volkswagen Group and other world auto manufacturers.

07 December 2017

2017 Nicosia Declaration on Electromagnetic and Radiofrequency Radiation

Also view this excellent video made by the Cyprus National Committee on Environment and Children's Health on children's exposure to wireless technology.

The 2017 Nicosia Declaration on Electromagnetic and Radiofrequency Radiation
November 11, 2017
Cyprus National Committee on Environment and Children’s Health Press Release (Reprint)
Environmental Health Trust

The signing of the Nicosia Declaration 2017
The Cyprus Medical Association, the Vienna Austrian Medical Chamber and the Cyprus National Committee on Environment and Children’s Health have signed the Nicosia Declaration on electromagnetic and radiofrequency radiation and have issued a new position paper and 16 practical steps to reduce exposure to cell phones and wireless radiation. The event was under the auspices of his excellency the Minister of Health Dr. George Pamborides and the Commissioner for the Environment Mrs. Ioanna Panayiotou.

The Minister of Health in his greeting expressed his support and in particular to the activities of the NCECH and said that investments on Children’s Health are of utmost importance. He welcomed the cooperation established by the three organizations from Cyprus and Austria. He said that the Declaration is an important development with specific and quite important targets. Referring to the issue of EMF/RF he mentioned that it is a potential carcinogen 2b and concluded saying that Prevention is the only choice

06 December 2017

Switzerland: Obstacles to the Introduction of 5G

5G risks arriving behind schedule in Switzerland
by Lucie Monnat ABO+, 24 heures, 5 December 2017 (translation)

Mobile telephony: The new technology is judged to be indispensable to our digital evolution. But there are many obstacles to its introduction.

Photo : Installation of an antenna on the roof of an apartment building in Zurich. These antennas physically disturb a part of the population. Must we condemn them or replace them with another technology? Photo: Christian Beutler/Keystone

The Federal Council wants a Switzerland that does not have to be ashamed of its digital capabilities. In terms of telephony, the government wants to "place Switzerland at the highest level in international comparison," according to its statement when the strategy "Digital Switzerland" was adopted in April 2016. This was repeated on the Swiss Day of Digital Technology on November 21st. To achieve this, the Federal Council is planning the introduction of 5G on its territory, an operation that is faced with many obstacles.

05 December 2017

Apple Warns Customers to Never Use or Carry an iPhone in Your Pocket (2012 Article)

UPDATE (5 December 2017):  The article below is from 2012 - how many mobile phone users have ignored this warning and continue to use or carry a cell phone against the body?  This warning concerns not just Apple iPhones but nearly ALL cell phones.

How many cell phone users are still ignoring this warning?  The U.S. government is aware of the potential dangers from cell phone radiation! Cell phones are NOT the safe consumer devices the industry wants us to believe.

Apple warns customers to never use or carry an iPhone in your pocket
consumers4safephones.com, 27 May 2012

…..or you may be exposed to radiation that exceeds the federal safety limit

Apple has issued a safety warning in every iPhone user manual – but, they deceptively printed it in tiny print and located it in a section where no one will see it. Yep, it’s in yours! Go take a look in the section on radio frequency compliance – in the section that talks about SAR (what’s SAR?) and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) required warning to never use or carry the iPhone on your body. You’ll need a magnifying glass, however as the print is so small, it is barely legible with the naked eye. Here’s a quote of what you’ll find in the user guide that came with your iPhone. (I’ve increased the font size so you can actually read it):

04 December 2017

France's National Health Agency Calls for Reducing Children's Wireless Exposures - Article on the July 2016 Report of ANSES "Exposure to Radiofrequencies and Child Health"

This is the report from ANSES that presented an analysis of test reports of SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) levels by the French National Frequencies Agency (ANFR).  The 2016 report stated  that in 2015, 89 percent of cell phones  tested in direct body contact  had a SAR higher than the maximum limit value of 2 W/kg and 25 percent had a SAR higher than 4 W/kg.

Dr. Marc Arazi, a French physician, made an inquiry to see the actual data. He was first denied the information by ANFR.  After a court challenge and months of pressure, ANFR posted the information on their website in June 2017. The information, however, is not complete, and Dr. Arazi has been obliged to again take legal action against ANFR in order for them to release all the data on the results of the mobile phone tests, filing an appeal with the Administrative Tribunal of Melun on 1 December 2017.  

Dr. Arazi maintains a blog on the issue.  

France's National Health Agency Calls for Reducing Children's Wireless Exposures
Environmental Health Trust, sbwire.com, 11 July 2016

"All wireless devices, from tablets, remote controlled toys, wireless toys, baby monitors, and cell phones should be subjected to tighter regulatory limits."

Teton Village, WY -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/11/2016 -- On July 8, the French National Agency of Health Security of Food, Environment and Labour (ANSES) published a new scientific report "Radiofrequency Exposure and the Health of Children". Concluding that children are more vulnerable to radio frequency (RF) wireless exposures, the French report recommends immediately reducing exposures to wireless radiation from all wireless devices for young children. Acknowledging the inadequacies of current outdated RF regulations, ANSES recommends strengthening RF exposure limits with child protective safety margins and developing more sophisticated premarket test methods to fully assess human exposures to RF radiation from wireless devices. The new report has made headlines across the country.

Sperm, Fetuses, Children, Adults... the "Planetary Cataclysm" of Electromagnetic Fields (2016 Article)

Do waves make us sick?
by Adorian de Meeûs, lalibre.be, 16 May 2016
(translated by the Editor of "Towards Better Health")

"Blood cancer, Alzheimer's disease, infertility..."

Why are more and more persons becoming hypersensitive to waves (3 to 4% in Belgium)?  Cell phones, Wi-Fi, high power transmission lines... are they causing risks for cancer, Alzheimer's, autism, low fertility?  Oncologist and internationally recognized specialist in the effects of electromagnetic fields on health, Prof. Dominique Belpomme, is Saturday's guest of LaLibre.be.  He denounces the "seriousness of policy denial" and ideological corruption" regarding health.

Dr. Dominique Belpomme is professor of oncology at Paris-Descartes University (Paris V), author of scientific publications, member of several international learned societies, president of ARTAC (Association for Research on Treatment against Cancer).  He directs the European Cancer and Environment Research Institute in Brussels.  Extracts from the conversation in full in Sélection LaLibre.be:

We thank ARTAC for having sent us the full text of the interview with Prof. Dominique Belpomme by la libre Belgique (text as sent by the journalist).

Let's start with the basics:  what are electromagnetic fields?

iPad Generation's Fingers Not Ready to Write, Teachers Say

iPad generation's fingers not ready to write, teachers say
by Simon Leo BrownABC Radio Melbourne, 14 November 2017

Kindergarten and early primary teachers have aired their concerns that the rise of touchscreen devices means more children are starting school not ready to learn handwriting.

Children's preference for screen time over craft time has
been blamed for a drop in fine motor skills.
(Michael Hall/Riser)
A Saturday morning discussion about the benefits of technology for children prompted Carolyn to send an SMS to ABC Radio Melbourne.

A primary school teacher, Carolyn said she and her colleagues had noticed "a big decline in fine motor skills" among children arriving at prep and kindergarten.

Carolyn and her colleagues blamed their young students' declining dexterity on their use of touchscreen devices such as tablets and smartphones.

"Children are holding crayons and scissors less and making fewer things with their hands," she said.

"We've noticed that sometimes, even if you pass a pencil or a paintbrush to a child, they're not quite sure how to receive it and how to hold it."

Tablets, smartphones replacing messy play

03 December 2017

[Press release] Phonegate : New legal proceedings against ANFR and initial reaction to the communiqué of Nicolas Hulot

[Press release] Phonegate : New legal proceedings against ANFR and initial reaction to the communiqué of Nicolas Hulot
by Marc Arazi, arazi.fr, 2 December 2017

Initial reaction to the communiqué of Nicolas Hulot

By coincidence, our second legal action comes the same day as the launch of an information campaign by Nicolas Hulot, Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, on the six proper uses of mobile phones. Our mobilization to obtain from the public authorities a better awareness of users bears fruit. We regret, however, that this initial position of the Minister is to a large extent part of the denial of the health risks by the industrial sector. Contrary to what has been stated in his communiqué, the measures proposed seem to us to be far removed from the important recommendations of the French National Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES) in its July 2016 report, “Exposure to Radiofrequencies and Child Health”.

Effects of Wireless Technologies on People, Animals, and Bees

ONE OF OUR POPULAR POSTS: This is a particularly appealing article, especially the last part about the harmful effects of cordless DECT phones on animals.

"Today, the natural information and functional system of humans, animals and plants has been superimposed by an unprecedented dense and energetic mesh of artificial magnetic, electrical and electromagnetic fields, generated by numerous mobile radio and wireless communication technologies. The consequences of this development have also been predicted by the critics for many decades and can now no longer be ignored. Bees and other insects disappear, birds avoid certain areas and are disoriented in other locations. Humans suffer from functional disorders and diseases. And those that are hereditary are passed on to the next generation as existing defects.”

That's the sobering conclusion of years of research by Dr. Ulrich Warnke, an internationally renowned scientist from the University of the Saarland, in his recent report, "Bees, Birds and Mankind – destroying nature by electrosmog".

A dog's life because of the mobile phone antenna
by Walter Koren, zeitenschrift.com (Translated from German by Google. The Editor of this blog has attempted to put the text into readable English).

Animals know nothing about electrosmog. They are just get sick from it. What effects do mobile phones, cordless phones and cell phones have on the health of dogs, cats, horses and cows ?

Canada: Health Issues Related to Exposure to Microwave Radiation from Wireless Technology (2014 Article)

(Choicle of image by Editor of "Towards
Better Health")
This article from 2014  is about electrohypersensitivity in Canada.  The person written about here was treated at the Environmental Health Clinic, Women's College Hospital in Toronto.

Microwave radiation from wireless technology causes deleterious health issues.
healthunlocked.com, 3 years ago - Extracts

... When my daughter returned from Italy within 2 weeks she was sick and house bound. She started having severe pressure headaches and she believed her head was going to explode. She had neck pain and face pain. Some days every tooth in her mouth ached and she has lovely teeth, not one cavity. Then her hand started to tremble and she started to have severe dizzy spells and it felt like her heart would stop and jerk her when it started again (arrhythmia). She was afraid to drive the car in case she passed out and killed someone. Then her symptoms started to merge with mine, heart palpitations, muscle and joint pain, severe insomnia, ringing in the ears or sounds of white noise (tinnitus), burning in the back of the head, tingling/itchy/burning skin, chest pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, severe memory loss, and extremely poor concentration. It goes without saying we suffered from terrible anxiety.

Mobile Phones and Brain Cancer. Are You Worried? (2012 Article)

Australian brain surgeon, Dr. Charlie Teo
[UPDATE 24 October 2016: A 26-year-old Australian woman, Courtney Keady, who has been diagnosed with an "inoperable" 12 millimetre brain tumour on her pineal gland, has accepted to be operated on by Dr. Charlie Teo. The operation will cost her $110,000. Read: Mail online article, "Woman, 26, who thought agonising pain in her head was due to the stress of studying for her degree discovers she has an 'inoperable' brain tumour".]

Mobile Phones and Brain Cancer.  Are You Worried?
by Rick Morton, mamamia.com, 8 May 2012

Dr Charlie Teo isn’t a kook. He is the best brain surgeon in the country [Australia]. He knows the inside of your head like you know the back of your hand. He’s seen the rise in a certain type of brain cancer.

And he’s worried.

Here’s what some of what he wrote on The Punch yesterday: [We could no longer find this article.]

“There are three undisputed facts about the link between mobile phones and brain tumours. Firstly, the jury is still out. Secondly, the number of mobile phone users is increasing rapidly and currently stands at over five billion worldwide. Thirdly, IF there is a causal link between exposure to non-ionising radiation and brain tumours, then the social and financial consequences would be devastating and on a scale never before witnessed in history.

02 December 2017

The Anatomy of a Rumor - Karolinska’s Maria Feychting Cites Pathology Bias To Discredit NTP RF Cancer Study

The Anatomy of a Rumor
Karolinska’s Maria Feychting Cites Pathology Bias To Discredit NTP RF Cancer Study
microwavenews.com, 1st December 2017

Maria Feychting of the
Karolinska Institute cites
pathology bias.
A few days ago, I received an urgent warning from a longtime contact in Sweden. An industry associate had told him that the U.S. National Toxicology Program’s study on cell phone cancer risks was screwed up and essentially “useless.”

I was tempted to disregard it as nothing more than a corporate delusion. But the original source was said to be Maria Feychting, a professor at the Karolinska Institute and the vice chair of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP). She had cast doubt on the landmark $25 million NTP RF–animal study in a talk presented at the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences —the institute that awards the Nobel prizes in physics and chemistry every year.

I decided I had to check out the rumor.

Risk of Brain Cancer Maximum Among Teenagers Excessively Using Cellphones: Study

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Risk of Brain Cancer Maximum Among Teenagers Excessively Using Cellphones: Study
india.com, 1st December 2017

New Delhi, Dec 1: A recent study by a professor at the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, Girish Kumar showed that teenagers who use mobile phones excessively up the risk of brain cancer by at least 400 per cent. Based on research by World Health Organisation (WHO), the study focuses on the effects of mobile phone usage on the human body. The study also stated that excessive use also leads to several other physical and psychological ailments.

Speaking to Zee, Professor Kumar said WHO has listed cell phones among possible carcinogenic, meaning item which can cause cancer. The study on such lines began in early 2000 and within a decade, the study conducted case studies of 5117 brain tumour cases in 10 countries, reports claimed.

01 December 2017

New Study Reveals Cell Phone Radiation Headache Link

Cell Phone Headaches – New Study Reveals Cell Phone Radiation Headache Link
Posted by Lloyd Burrell, electricsense.com, 14 November 2017

Over the last two decades the use of mobile devices has grown rapidly across the globe. Cell phones, in particular, have grown to become an integral part of our lives.

As of 2016, Statista estimated that about 63 percent of the world’s population owned and used a cell phone. The number of cell phone users in the world is predicted to pass the five billion mark by 2019. (1)

Cell phones communicate by sending and receiving Radio Frequency Radiation (RFR), which is a form of microwave radiation within the electromagnetic spectrum, from their antennas to a cell phone tower.

The RF radiation emitted by cell phones is supposedly harmless as long as it complies with government guidelines. Unfortunately this is simply not true. Numerous studies have found a link between cell phone radiation and a number of symptoms, including headaches, giving rise to a phenomenon known as ‘cell phone headaches’.

Cell Phone Use Significantly Associated With Headaches

Massachusetts: Update on Bill S.2080 Seeking to Provide Medical Training on Wireless-Related Issues and Insurance Coverage

Update on Massachusetts Bill S.2080 Seeking to Provide Medical Training on Wireless-Related Issues and Insurance Coverage
by Cece Doucette, Technology Safety Educator, 30 November 2017

Thank you to everyone who has sent in testimony for the MA EMF Bills. Yesterday went well at the MA State House hearing for the bill to provide EMF medical training and insurance coverage. For many bills, the legislators hear testimony then simply call up the next testifier. After my testimony, and Dr. Lisa Nagy, Government Liaison for the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, they asked questions. I am very grateful to Dr. Nagy for clearing her schedule to be there, and also to parents Keith Marciniak and Laura Melanson for sharing their journeys into EMFs.

Here are our testimonies, in the order presented:

My testimony covers the annual cost of environmental toxins, insurers excluding coverage for EMF harm which could leave the Commonwealth liable for damages, the Fay School lawsuit, the EUROPAEM EMF medical guidelines, Wireless Education training, and the new Generation Zapped film being screened throughout the Commonwealth.

Sixteen New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (28 November 2017)

Sixteen new papers on electromagnetic fields and biology or health, courtesy of Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., Director, Center for Family and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley.
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, 28 November 2017

ICRP and ICNIRP Meeting on the International Systems of Radiation Protection
EMF-Portal, Nov 20, 2017

From November 8-10, 2017, the two international organizations responsible for developing the systems of radiation protection worldwide, the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP), and the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) exchanged information and views on the scientific basis, ethical basis, and basic principles of protection. The objectives of this meeting in Munich, Germany, were to increase mutual understanding of the approaches to protection, to reach a common understanding of the state of the systems of protection and to explore possibilities for continued collaboration. Both organizations have reached an agreement in principle to strengthen communication and collaboration between them and with other organizations with similar interests.

Are You Aware How Dangerous a Mobile Phone Can Be?

Are you aware how dangerous a mobile phone can be?Siasat Daily (Pakistan), 
30 November 2017

Mobile phone towers hold antennas and other communications equipment. They flood the area for miles around with powerful high frequency radio waves to support the use of cell phones. This radiation causes various health problems. It is very dangerous for children and pregnant women. In this digital age we cannot live without these gadgets. So, it is important to take necessary precautions to protect ourselves from harmful radiations.

Some of the harmful effects can be:
• Cognitive decline
• Brain tumors
• DNA damage
• Calcium efflux
• Early Alzheimer’s
• Breast cancer