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

31 July 2018

Radiation Concerns Prompt Canada To Halt Alcatel U50 Sales

See related article on the site of the Phonegate Alert Association: 
"International: First Withdrawal of a Cell Phone in Canada"

Radiation Concerns Prompt Canada To Halt Alcatel U50 Sales
By Mark Realandroidheadlines.com, 30 July 2018

The Canadian government instructed three of the country’s national carriers to temporarily stop selling the Alcatel U50 due to the device’s failure to meet the radio frequency energy exposure limits set by the government. Bell, Telus, and Freedom Mobile offer the handset as part of the network operators’ budget smartphone offerings. According to Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada (ISED), even though the Alcatel U50 exceeded the country’s limits for radio frequency energy exposure, the amount of radiation released by the device is not expected to cause harm to the user’s health. Nonetheless, the telecommunications regulator still decided to temporarily halt the sales of the smartphone until the manufacturer resolves the issue. Bell, one of the carriers that sell the Alcatel U50, already released a statement saying that it will temporarily stop selling the budget smartphone while TCL fixes the issue.

30 July 2018

Phonegate Alert's Petition "Protect the Health of Millions of Mobile Phone Users" Is Now in Seven Languages

The Phonegate Alert Association has launched their petition in English to allow a greater number of persons to sign.  Thanks to Change.org the petition is linked to other language versions and thus does not risk being signed twice.

For our friends in the United States, this petition is also addressed to Ajit Pai, Chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

The petition now exists in 7 languages, all fused so that you can only sign once.

Spanish / French / Italian / Hebrew / Croatian Greek 

Please share the petition widely in the different languages.  Thank you.

Protect the health of millions of mobile phone users

Alerte Phonegate started this petition to Ms. Elżbieta Bieńkowska and 4 others

Dear Friend,

The Phonegate Alert team has just written to the Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, Mr. Nicholas Hulot, the Minister for Solidarity and Health, Mrs. Agnès Buzyn, and the Minister of Economy and Finance, Mr. Bruno Le Maire, to give them formal notice to act urgently to protect the health and safety of millions of mobile phone users in France and to put an end to the law of silence that the lobbies of this very powerful industry want to impose on us with the complicity of the European authorities.

We are asking the Ministers to recall more than 250 of the best-selling mobile phone models on the French and European market, which must either be withdrawn from the sector through a free exchange procedure, or be the subject of a free software or hardware update by the manufacturer.



Phonegate: [Press Release] ANFR Endangers the Health of Millions of Mobile Phone Users

[Press release] ANFR endangers the health of millions of mobile phone users
phonegatealert.org, 30 July 2018

In its press release published on Thursday 26 July 2018, the National Frequencies Agency (ANFR) announced the obligation of manufacturers to update two new mobile phone models, the HISENSE F23 and the WIKO Tommy2 (marketed by Bouygues Telecom). The control tests carried out showed that the regulatory limit for the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) “trunk” had been exceeded.

In addition, ANFR presented the results of its SAR campaign for 2017 in a detailed 13-page document.

Despite this new transparency, ANFR is under no illusion. Its communication strategy is simple. The millions of mobile phones placed on the market before the change in European regulations in June 2016 will be swept under the carpet.

29 July 2018

Mobile Phone Radiation and Memory Performance Concerns

Mobile phone radiation and memory performance concerns
by TIM SANDLEdigitaljournal.com, 28 July 2018

Talking on cell phone.  Digital Journal
A new study has found that mobile phone radiation could affect memory performance in adolescents, as evidenced through new tests. This adds weight to other research concerned with radiation emissions from connected technology.

Cell phones (including smartphones) give off a form of energy known as radiofrequency (RF) waves. This has led to some concerns have being raised about the safety of cell phone use, and to academic studies being conducted. The complexity with such research is that studies need to be conducted over long time periods and because the amount of RF energy absorbed from the phone into the user’s body - the specific absorption rate - varies according to people and to environment.

Screen Dependency Disorder Is Real, And It Damages Your Child's Brain

Screen Dependency Disorder Is Real, And It Damages Your Child's Brain
by MARUTI SRIDHARmomjunction.com, 12 April 2018

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Screen dependency has been a ubiquitous problem of late, not only affecting the lives of developing children but the day-to-day activities of adults too. Hence, the premise of the critically acclaimed TV show Black Mirror. It exposes a dystopian world where we’re dependent on technology. Restricting time with a screen for children is essential, and some parents avoid screen time altogether. The American Academy of Paediatrics recommends a maximum limit of sixty minutes screen time for 2 to 5-year-olds (1). Anyone younger than that should probably avoid use technology use altogether.

25 July 2018

Petition: A Call for Federal Guidelines for Safe Tech in Schools

Please sign this petition to protect our children and share widely. Thank you.

A Call for Federal Guidelines for Safe Tech in Schools
by: Sabine El Gemayel

As affected citizens and concerned parents, I urge you to sign this petition to demand that the federal government take action to protect our children from the dangers of wireless technology, starting with issuing the following:

  • A federal warning about exposure to wireless radiation from WiFi just like the city of Berkeley's Right To Know Ordinance for cell phones
  • Federal public health fact sheets about ways to reduce exposure to wireless radiation, particularly for children in schools 

As a concerned parent, I have done extensive research about wireless technology. In the process, I was shocked to learn that:

New Research Confirms Memory Loss in Teens from Cell Phone Radiation. 2017 NIH Research Said 5 Minutes on Cell Phones Causes Significant Memory Loss.

New Research Confirms Memory Loss in Teens from Cell Phone Radiation. 2017 NIH Research Said 5 Minutes on Cell Phones Causes Significant Memory Loss.
by BN Frank, activistpost.com, 24 July 2018

The Telecom Industry has never said cell phones are safe. Manufacturers are warning shareholders (not customers) that they may eventually be held liable for the harm their products have caused.

A Swiss Study has now determined that cell phone radiation may cause memory loss in teens:

Now a new Swiss study finds that RF-EMF may harm memory performance in the specific brain regions exposed while a person is talking on a cell phone.

[…]

The study follows up a 2015 report published in the scientific journal Environment International, but now with twice the sample size as well as more current information on the absorption of RF-EMF in adolescent brains during different types of wireless communication device use. These studies are the first epidemiological reports to estimate cumulative RF-EMF brain dose in adolescents.

Newsweek Sounds the Alarm AGAIN on Gov’t Research of Cell Phone Radiation. Will Decades of Warnings Ever Matter to the FCC, FDA, or U.S. Elected Officials?

Newsweek Sounds the Alarm AGAIN on Gov’t Research of Cell Phone Radiation. Will Decades of Warnings Ever Matter to the FCC, FDA, or U.S. Elected Officials?
by BN Frank, activistpost.com, 23 July 2018

Cell phone manufacturers are warning shareholders(not customers) that they may eventually be found liable for harm from their products. No one seems willing to insure them anymore either.

Decades of research from government, independent, industry and military scientists have already proven that exposure to all sources of cell phone and wireless WiFi radiation are harmful in more ways than cancer risk. Lab testing is available to diagnose if exposure is causing or worsening symptoms and illnesses.

Excerpts from the most recent Newsweek article, “Do Cellphones Cause Cancer? Government Study Reveals ‘Stunningly Important’ Findings” justify AGAIN why we all should start taking radiation exposure more seriously for ourselves and everyone else:

Switzerland: Buyers Are Responsible for Compliance with Technical Regulations

The 14-franc toy becomes a cost trap
by Lorenz Keller, blick.ch, 24 July 2018 - translation

OFCOM initiates proceedings for 840 francs

Drones, child radios, remote-controlled toys: all popular gadgets from online shopping abroad or as a souvenir from the holidays. But beware: If they are not Swiss, it can be expensive.

The 14-france toy may not be operated in Switzerland
Lorezz Keller
The pleasure of the remote-controlled boat for 14 francs from the Chinese shop lasted only briefly. A few days after publication of the test video on Blick.ch, the [Swiss] Federal Office of Communications (OFCOM) wrote an e-mail: "As part of the supervision of telecommunications equipment (including R / C models) OFCOM controls compliance with the legal requirements for the commercially available devices. »

The boat must be sent for verification. If everything is okay, it will be sent back. If the boat is not sent in or if it is not compliant, there is threat of a fine of up to 5000 francs and the toy with the remote control will be destroyed.

24 July 2018

The Inconvenient Truth about Cancer and Mobile Phones by Mark Hertsgaard and Mark Dowie

This important article has been translated into Greek and French.  Please share it widely.

The inconvenient truth about cancer and mobile phones
by Mark Hertsgaard and Mark Dowie, The Guardian, 14 July 2018

Hot spot: could the radiation from your phone have long-
term side-effects? Photo: VOISIN/ Getty Images/Canopy
We dismiss claims about mobiles being bad for our health – but is that because studies showing a link to cancer have been cast into doubt by the industry?

On 28 March this year, the scientific peer review of a landmark United States government study concluded that there is “clear evidence” that radiation from mobile phones causes cancer, specifically, a heart tissue cancer in rats that is too rare to be explained as random occurrence.

Eleven independent scientists spent three days at Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, discussing the study, which was done by the National Toxicology Program of the US Department of Health and Human Services and ranks among the largest conducted of the health effects of mobile phone radiation. NTP scientists had exposed thousands of rats and mice (whose biological similarities to humans make them useful indicators of human health risks) to doses of radiation equivalent to an average mobile user’s lifetime exposure.

23 July 2018

Fourteen New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (23 July 2018)

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, 23 July 2018

Note from Dr. Moscowitz: I have been circulating abstracts of newly-published scientific papers on wireless radiation and electromagnetic fields (EMF) about once a month since August, 2016. Several hundred EMF scientists around the world receive these updates.

Since I have received numerous requests to post the abstracts on my EMR Safety website, I compiled the collection into a document which now contains more than 400 abstracts (including the papers below). To see the latest studies or download the document go to the following web page:

Recent Research on Wireless Radiation and Electromagnetic Fields


Recent Papers

Thermal and non-thermal health effects of low intensity non-ionizing radiation: An international perspective

Belpomme D, Hardell, L, Belyaev I, Burgio E, Carpenter DO. Thermal and non-thermal health effects of low intensity non-ionizing radiation: An international perspective. Environ Pollut. 2018 Jul 6;242(Pt A):643-658. doi: 10.1016/j.envpol.2018.07.019.

Insurers Balk at Risks of Mobile Phones - 1999 Article from The Observer

Insurers balk at risks of phones
By Sarah Ryle, Consumer Affairs Correspondent, The Observer, 11 April 1999

Concern about the safety of mobile phones has prompted a leading Lloyd's underwriter to refuse to insure phone manufacturers against the risk of damage to users' health.

The move comes amid mounting concern about the industry's influence on research into the long-term effects of using a mobile.

The London market provides insurance for everything from aircraft to footballers' legs. But fears that mobile phones will be linked to illnesses such as cancer and Alzheimer's disease have prompted John Fenn, of underwriting group Stirling, to refuse to cover manufacturers against the risk of being sued if mobiles turn out to cause long-term damage.

Mobile Phones - Insurance Underwriters Refuse Industry Cover, Legal Cases Underway

Mobile Phones – Insurance underwriters refuse industry cover, legal cases underway
By Graham Vanbergen, truepublica.org.uk, 21 July 2018

By Graham Vanbergen: A recent Guardian article entitled “The inconvenient truth about cancer and mobile phones” stated that “On 28 March this year, the scientific peer review of a landmark United States government study concluded that there is “clear evidence” that radiation from mobile phones causes cancer.”

The article went on to say that “For a quarter of a century now, the industry has been orchestrating a global PR campaign aimed at misleading not only journalists but also consumers and policymakers about the actual science concerning mobile phone radiation. Indeed, big wireless has borrowed the very same strategy and tactics big tobacco and big oil pioneered to deceive the public about the risks of smoking and climate change, respectively. And like their tobacco and oil counterparts, wireless industry CEOs lied to the public even after their own scientists privately warned that their products could be dangerous, especially to children.”

The Guardian appears, at least in this article, to be surprised at being misled. Yet, the Guardian’s sister paper, The Observer published an article in 1999 that stated: “Lloyd’s underwriters refuse to insure mobile phone manufacturers against the risk of damage to users’ health.”

21 July 2018

Dr. Devra Davis Warns Against iPad Potty and More

Dr. Devra Davis Warns Against iPad Potty and More
STORY AND PHOTO BY KAREN BOSSICK, eyeonsunvalley.com, 18 July 2018

This toilet training potty features an activity
seat for iPad.
The group of 12 heading out on an Idaho Conservation League hike was introducing themselves when a father and son made an unusual request.

“We would appreciate it if you turned your cell phones to airplane mode, as we have a sensitivity to the radiation,” said Brad Walters, a retired aerospace engineer.

The Walters family had become sensitive to radiation emitted by smart meters, cell phones and other wireless technology while living in Huntington Beach, Calif., he explained.

And it’s affected them in a myriad of ways, including headaches, insomnia, ringing in the ears and joint pain. They had moved to Hailey because such radiation here measured 10,000 times less than their reading at their former home in California.

20 July 2018

Oxidative stress in electrohypersensitivity self-reporting patients: Results of a prospective in vivo investigation with comprehensive molecular analysis

"The present study reports for the first time, to the best of our knowledge, that overall ~80% of EHS self‑reporting patients present with one, two or three detectable oxidative stress biomarkers in their peripheral blood, meaning that these patients‑as is the case for cancer, Alzheimer's disease or other pathological conditions‑present with a true objective new pathological disorder'."

Open Access: (Click on right side under "Article options - Viewing options - Download pdf")

Oxidative stress in electrohypersensitivity self‑reporting patients: Results of a prospective in vivo investigation with comprehensive molecular analysis 

International Journal of Molecular Medicine, July 12, 2018
Authors:  Philippe Irigaray, Daniela Caccamo, Dominique Belpomme
View Affiliations

Published online on: July 12, 2018
https://doi.org/10.3892/ijmm.2018.3774

Abstract

19 July 2018

Do Cellphones Cause Cancer? Government Study Reveals 'Stunningly Important' Findings

Do Cellphones Cause Cancer? Government Study Reveals 'Stunningly Important' Findings
BY RONNIE COHEN, Newsweek, 19 July 2018

Tiffany Frantz got her first cellphone when she was 16.

She loved that flip phone. Every morning, on her way out the door, she’d slip it into the left cup of her bra. When she was 21, while watching television one night with her parents in their Lancaster, Pennsylvania, living room, she felt a lump the size of a pea in her left breast, just beneath her phone. Tests later showed four cancerous tumors. “How in the world did this happen?” her mother asked.

Dr. John West believes he knows. In 2013, the Southern California breast cancer surgeon and five other doctors wrote in the journal Case Reports in Medicineabout Frantz’s tumors and those of three other young women. Each of them regularly carried a cellphone in her bra. “I am absolutely convinced,” West tells Newsweek, “that there is a relationship between exposure to cellphones and breast cancer in young women who are frequent users.”

Mobile Phone Radiation May Affect Memory Performance in Adolescents - Press Release - Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

Breaking News: Mobile phone radiation may affect memory performance in adolescents

Message received this evening, 19 July 2018, from Dr. Joel Moscowitz, University of California, Berkeley via the CHE EMF Working Group:

Note: The press release for this new peer-reviewed study appears below. Although the link to the paper is currently inactive, the paper is not embargoed... According to Science Daily, the paper will be published online on 23 July 2018.

--

Mobile phone radiation may affect memory performance in adolescents
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, EurekAlert, Jul 19, 2018

The rapid evolution of information and communication technologies (ICT) goes along with an increase in exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) in our daily life. The most relevant exposure source to the brain is the use of a mobile phone close to the head. Several studies have been conducted to identify potential health effects related to RF-EMF, though results have remained inconclusive.

17 July 2018

Canada: No Proof B.C. Boy's Migraines Caused by Wi-Fi, Tribunal Rules

No proof B.C. boy's migraines caused by Wi-Fi, tribunal rules
by Bethany Lindsay, CBC News, 17 Jully 2018

There is no scientific evidence linking Wi-Fi to a cluster of
non-specific symptoms known as EHS.  (Nathan Lambrecht/
Canadian Press)
Family had asked for an order designating 25% of Saanich school as Wi-Fi free

By the time class let out for the summer in 2016, a Vancouver Island preteen was spending almost all of every school day alone in an empty room, away from his friends.

The arrangement left the Grade 6 student feeling "upset, frustrated and angry," his grandmother told the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal.

But the reason the boy was isolated was that his mother and grandmother insisted he needed to be kept away from the electromagnetic fields (EMFs) generated by Wi-Fi, cellphones and other electronics.

Our Phones and Gadgets Are Now Endangering the Planet

Our phones and gadgets are now endangering the planet
byJohn Harris, Opinion, The Guardian, 17 July 2018

The energy used in our digital consumption is set to have a bigger impact on global warming than the entire aviation industry

Illustration: Andrej Krauze 
It was just another moment in this long, increasingly strange summer. I was on a train home from Paddington station, and the carriage’s air-conditioning was just about fighting off the heat outside. Most people seemed to be staring at their phones – in many cases, they were trying to stream a World Cup match, as the 4G signal came and went, and Great Western Railway’s onboard wifi proved to be maddeningly erratic. The trebly chatter of headphone leakage was constant. And thousands of miles and a few time zones away in Loudoun County, Virginia, one of the world’s largest concentrations of computing power was playing its part in keeping everything I saw ticking over, as data from around the world passed back and forth from its vast buildings.

16 July 2018

Swiss Minister Doris Leuthard Appointed to 'Digital' UN Panel

Swiss minister appointed to ‘digital’ UN panel
swissinfo.ch, 13 juillet 2018

Doris Leuthard
Communications Minister Doris Leuthard has been invited to join the new United Nations High-Level Panel on digital cooperation issues. Its job is to draw up proposals for improving global governance of digitalisation.

UN Secretary-General António Guterresexternal link decided to appoint an independent panel on digital co-operationexternal link, made up of 22 international leaders from government, the private sector, academic and civil society, Leuthard’s ministry said in a statementexternal link on Thursday.

“Through the participation of Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard in this High-Level Panel, Switzerland can bring to bear its experience in the sphere of digital governance and strengthen its role as a reliable and constructive participant in this area,” the statement continued.

15 July 2018

EMF&RF Update: Presentation by Cece Doucette before the Ashland, MA, Board of Health - 26 June 2018

Excellent presentation!   She is a gifted speaker.  (See the very pertinent comment below from one of our Facebook groups.)

Cece Doucette: Ashland, MA Board of Health EMF/RF Update June 26, 2018 (24 min.)





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TA_rB3qC4M&feature=youtu.be



"Please watch this amazing video presentation by Cece Doucette to the Board of Health in Ashland, MA.

What’s extraordinary is not only Cece's clarity of thought and extremely well sequenced presentation, but more, it's her calm and respectful demeanor that invites receptivity to the information she is sharing.

Cece understands that the Board members are not bad people... they just need better information.

With her calm manner, Cece has raised public awareness in MA and is currently escorting 8 EMF bills through the state legislature.

Why You Need to Stop Carrying Your Mobile Phone in Your Pocket or Bra

RE-POSTED 15 July 2018:  Why do such warnings get so little attention?  The authorities which are supposed to protect our health and industry are doing a great job hiding the truth about the risks of wireless radiation.  We, as adults, must do our own research and take precautionary measures to limit exposure, and especially, protect our children who are much more vulnerable to microwave radiation.

Why You Need to Stop Carrying Your Mobile Phone in Your Pocket or Bra
by Tony Isaacs, thetruthaboutcancer.com

If you’re a man and you carry your mobile phone in your pants pocket, or a woman who tucks her phone into her bra or bra strap… chances are you aren’t aware of the damage this practice may be causing. You’re not going to hear about it from the cell phone companies who are resisting mounting evidence about the dangers of mobile phone radiation.

Read on for some of the major areas of health concerns (including cancer!) and what cell phone studies have uncovered thus far…

Cell Phones and Infertility/Decreased Sperm Counts

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity - An Increasing Challenge to the Medical Profession

"It seems necessary to give an International Classification of Diseases to EHS to get it accepted as EMF-related health problems. The increasing exposure to RF-EMF in schools is of great concern and needs better attention. Longer-term health effects are unknown. Parents, teachers, and school boards have the responsibility to protect children from unnecessary exposure."


Electromagnetic hypersensitivity - an increasing challenge to the medical profession
Rev Environ Health. 2015 Sep 15. pii: /j/reveh.ahead-of-print/reveh-2015-0012/reveh-2015-0012.xml. doi: 10.1515/reveh-2015-0012. [Epub ahead of print]

Hedendahl L, Carlberg M, Hardell L.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:
In 1970, a report from the former Soviet Union described the "microwave syndrome" among military personnel, working with radio and radar equipment, who showed symptoms that included fatigue, dizziness, headaches, problems with concentration and memory, and sleep disturbances. Similar symptoms were found in the 1980s among Swedes working in front of cathode ray tube monitors, with symptoms such as flushing, burning, and tingling of the skin, especially on the face, but also headaches, dizziness, tiredness, and photosensitivity. The same symptoms are reported in Finns, with electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) being attributed to exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF). Of special concern is involuntary exposure to radiofrequency (RF)-EMF from different sources. Most people are unaware of this type of exposure, which has no smell, color, or visibility. There is an increasing concern that wireless use of laptops and iPads in Swedish schools, where some have even abandoned textbooks, will exacerbate the exposure to EMF.

Effects of Acute Exposure to WIFI Signals (2.45 GHz) on Heart Variability and Blood Pressure in Albinos Rabbit

"These results suggest for the first time, as far as we know, that exposure to WIFI affect heart rhythm, blood pressure, and catecholamines efficacy on cardiovascular system; indicating that radiofrequency can act directly and/or indirectly on cardiovascular system."

Effects of Acute Exposure to WIFI Signals (2.45 GHz) on Heart Variability and Blood Pressure in Albinos Rabbit
Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology. 40(2):600-605. September 2015. doi:10.1016/j.etap.2015.08.01.

Saili, Hanini, Smirani, et al.

Highlights

• ECG and arterial pressure measurements were studied under acute exposures to WIFI.
• Acute exposure of rabbits to WIFI increased heart frequency and arterial blood pressure.
• WIFI affect catecholamines (dopamine, epinephrine) efficacy on cardiovascular system.
• Radiofrequency can act directly and/or indirectly on cardiovascular system.

Abstract

Electrocardiogram and arterial pressure measurements were studied under acute exposures to WIFI (2.45 GHz) during one hour in adult male rabbits. Antennas of WIFI were placed at 25 cm at the right side near the heart.

From Electromagnetic Smog to Electromagnetic Chaos

From Electromagnetic Smog to Electromagnetic Chaos. 
To Evaluating the Hazards of Mobile Communication for Health of the Population 

Medical Radiology and Radiation Safety. 2018. Vol. 63. No. 3. P. 28-33 DOI: 10.12737/article_5b168a752d92b1.01176625

Yu.G. Grigoriev
A.I. Burnasyan Federal Medical Biophysical Center, Moscow, Russia.

Yu.G. Grigoriev - Leading Researcher, Dr. Sc. Med., Prof., the Deputy Chairman of the Scientific Council on Radiobiology of the Russian Academy of Sciences, President of the Russian National Committee on Protection from Non-Ionizing Radiation, Member of the WHO Advisory Committee on the International Program «EMF and Public Health», a Member of the International Commission on Electromagnetic Safety (ICES)

Abstract 

Over the past 25 years, there has been a global change in the electromagnetic environment on the Earth, associated with the widest use of wireless communications by the population, which significantly changed the situation of artificial electromagnetic pollution of the external environment and the methodology for assessing the health risks of all population groups.

14 July 2018

Cell Phones: A Major Health Risk: Three-Part Video News Report

Three Part News Report: Cell Phones: A Major Health Risk
Environmental Health Trust, 13 July 2018

RT reporter Dan Cohen featured cell phone radiation and health in a three part series airing in July 2018.

Part 1: Cellphones: A Major Health Risk? Cancer Health Risks and Outdated Regulations

Correspondent Dan Cohen interviews Dr. Devra Davis on health risks of cell phone radiation and features the “clear evidence of cancer” found in the National Toxicology Program, the corroborating findings in the Ramazzini Institute study and the outdated FCC limits. Cohen also interviewed successful businessman Gerald Mitchell who was diagnosed with a stage 4 glioblastoma after heavy cell phone use. “ I just don’t understand how the cell phone companies won’t stand up and bear some level of responsibility…”

Part 2: Cellphones: A Major Health Risk? The French Cell Phone Tests #Phonegate Document that Phones Exceed Cell Phone Radiation Limits at Body Contact

Be Aware of Technology-Related Health Threats

Be aware of technology-related health threats
By ANDREW PALMER, Guest Columnist, journalpatriot.com (North Wilkesboro, NC), 
13 July 2018

I am writing this as a result of the Wilkes Journal-Patriot’s June 15 article, “Wilkesboro prepares for 5G technology with new rules.” Although it risks possibly sounding “weird,” I’m comfortable saying I have concerns about the safety of many commonly used communication and electrical technologies.

I haven’t carried a cell phone in four years, I don’t use wireless Internet in my house and when given the choice, I limit time spent around things that emit a lot of energy - cell phone towers, high voltage power lines, etc.

There are other specific things involving electro-pollution and its possible health effects, but I’ll skip that because it goes beyond my scope here.

Over the past few years, I’ve spent much time researching the safety and possible health risks associated with such technology and it seems concise information to base decisions on is lacking. One must also have faith in the studies and who is paying for them to accept their findings. I encourage everyone to do a little research and come to their own conclusions on this subject. Get informed and make your own decisions.

12 July 2018

Monsanto to Get Flooded with Thousands of Cancer-Related Lawsuits

Monsanto to get flooded with thousands of cancer-related lawsuits
By Jade Scipionifoxbusiness.com, 11 July 2018

Christine Sheppard, retired coffee-bean farmer
Monsanto faced a major setback on Tuesday, as a federal judge ruled to allow three expert witnesses to testify that its controversial weed killer Roundup causes cancer, opening up a floodgate for thousands of lawsuits to come.

The agrochemical company, which is now a unit of Bayer AG following a $62.5 billion takeover that concluded in June, has been engulfed in a trial with 46-year-old Dwayne “Lee” Johnson in recent weeks.

Johnson claims he became sick with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma after using Roundup for more than two years as a groundkeeper for a school district outside of San Francisco.

Johnson is the first of a long list of about 4,000 people looking to sue the weed and seed maker for similar allegations.

11 July 2018

Should Cell Phone Providers Warn Customers of Health Risks?

THIS IS NO "FALSE ALARM" ! as Dr. Nathaniel DeNicola and others would lead us to believe. The dangers of exposing ourselves to microwave radiation day in and day out are very real and precautions regarding use can be taken to reduce exposure. As Dr. Oleg Gregoriev, Chairman of the Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection says, we should "put a warning sticker on each [cell] phone, like a pack of cigarettes".

Should cell phone providers warn customers of health risks? Berkeley says yes
BY LYNNE PEEPLES, FairWarning.org,
11 July 2018

The scientific community has not reached consensus on
the risks of cellular phone use, but the California health
department said research suggests long-term extensive
use may affect health.
Few people know that there are federal safety limits for exposure to the weak radiation emitted by cellphones and other wireless devices. There often is language about this embedded right in our phones, but finding it requires knowing where to look, wading through several steps and then making sense of the technical jargon.

Concerned about the lack of public awareness, Berkeley, California passed a law in 2015 calling for cellphone stores to post warning signs. The signs caution that if you carry a phone in a pocket or tucked into a bra when the device is on, “you may exceed the federal guidelines for exposure’’ to radio-frequency radiation.

Alert: Virtual Assistant Radiation Exposure Linked To Cancer, Headaches, Memory And Other Unhealthy Impacts

Re-POSTED: 11 JULY 2018:  These types of smart objects should be withdrawn from the market. Not only do they negatively affect a child's behavior, but also they are assaulting these kids's bodies with a 2B "possibly carcinogenic" substance, microwave radiation. 

Alert: Virtual Assistant Radiation Exposure Linked To Cancer, Headaches, Memory And Other Unhealthy Impacts
ehtrust.org

Alert: Virtual Assistants Expose Kids To Untested Levels Of Microwave Radiation

Low Levels of Microwave Radiation linked to Cancer, Sperm Damage and Headaches


(Washington)—Wireless virtual assistants expose children to untested levels of microwave radiofrequency radiation- the same radiation emitted by cell phones. Before coming on the market, radiation exposures for virtual assistants are compliance tested with an 8 inch separation between the device and a large adult male body phantom. Radiation levels are not tested at body contact. Health organizations are issuing an alert that children who sing and play close to these devices are exposed to radiofrequency microwave radiation levels that could greatly exceed these tested government radiation limits.

10 July 2018

A Father Speaks About Wi-Fi in Schools and His Children's Health

This father, Rodney Palmer, describes what happened after wireless internet was installed in his child's elementary school. Children got headaches, suffered heart irregularities and more. He describes how he went to the school administrators and even offered to pay for safe technology. This comes from a September 2011 talk with several speakers including Dr. Havas which you can watch here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwmaf...


A Father Speaks About Wifi in Schools and His Children's Health (20 min. - September 2011




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fv6kikjBzug

09 July 2018

Incidence of Deadly Brain Tumours in England Doubled Between 1995 and 2015

Incidence of deadly brain tumours in England doubled between 1995 and 2015
powerwatch.org.uk, 9 July 2018

Alasdair Philips, Graham Lamburn (of Powerwatch), with Professor Emeritus Denis Henshaw and Professor Emeritus Mike O'Carroll, have published an open access paper in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health, which demonstrates a very clear and persistent increase in the incidence of the most deadly form of brain tumour, glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). Typical survival after diagnosis is only about 12 months. There is a Supplementary file containing additional relevant data.

We have also expanded on the paper with an invited Letter to the Editor. This contains some important extra information, including a discussion of some preliminary analysis of what we believe are misleading USA data. There is some further commentary on risk factors without promoting any single factor as the most likely cause. The incidence rate has doubled in England between 1995 and 2015, with new cases each year rising dramatically from 983 to 2,531 cases. The increase is largely hidden in overall brain tumour incidence data because, until recently, lower grade less-aggressive tumours have been decreasing by a similar rate.

Phonegate: The French Public Authorities Recognize the Urgent Need to Better Protect the Health of Mobile Phone Users

The French public authorities recognize the urgent need to better protect the health of mobile phone users
phonegatealert.org, 9 July 2018

Two years, day for day, after the revelation of the scandal, Phonegate Alert has just, not without difficulty, obtained new incontestable proof confirming that the European and French regulations governing the placing on the market of mobile phones does not effectively protect the health of users.

On 27 June 2018, our association was able to obtain from the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) the mission letter entrusted to it on 30 October 2017 by the Director General for Risk Prevention (DGPR) and the Director General for Health (DGS). This letter was given to us by Mr. Olivier Merckel, Head of the Physical Agents, New Technologies and Major Developments Unit, whom we thank. For six months, we had been asking Ministers Nicolas Hulot and Angès Buzyn, in vain, for a copy of this extremely important document.

Oleg Grigoriev: PhoneGate Confirms Our Worst Fears Regarding Cell Phones

Closer to the body
by Alla Astakhovaalla-astakhova.ru, 8 July 2018 - translation*

Oleg Grigoriev: PhoneGate confirms our worst fears regarding cellular phones

Dr. Oleg Grigoriev
In France, an unprecedented scandal is erupting. Recently, the French consumer association Alert PhoneGate [announced the removel of] 250 potentially dangerous cell phone models from the market. Reasons? The results of tests conducted by the French National Frequencies Agency, which were made public at the request of Alert PhoneGate. It turned out that for every nine out of ten mobile phones sold in France (common models that are popular all over the world), the levels of electromagnetic radiation with close proximity to the human body far exceed the maximum permissible values. This happens when we carry a cell phone in the pocket of a shirt or trousers, and also applies to the ear during a conversation. Activists Alert PhoneGate warn: it's not safe. "Our health is at stake," says the head of the association, Dr. Marc Arazi . Are there any grounds for such statements? I asked Oleg Grigoriev, Chairman of the Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection and member of the WHO Scientific Advisory Committee on the program "Electromagnetic Fields and Health" .

07 July 2018

PhoneGate: The Cell Phone Industry’s Biggest Coup?

PhoneGate: The Cell Phone Industry’s Biggest Coup?
By Catherine J. Frompovichnaturalblaze.com, 6 July 2018

If you are one of the two billion people worldwide [2016] who use the latest in cell phone technology—by the way, I’m not one!—you need to take seriously what’s going on to prevent you, the consumer, from knowing the real dangers from cell phones and “your right to information on the acute and chronic overexposure suffered from having been exposed to the radiation of our mobile phones for more than 20 years, the consequences to our health, in particular that of children, and our ability to continue our work of investigation and counter-information without risking lawsuits, and perhaps worse, huge fines,” as stated on the website Support PhoneGate Alert by signing our petition and making a donation.

Within that website is a working link * to sign our petition* toward the bottom, which you may want to sign, and which I did.

Scientists Recommend Stronger Indications of RF Causing Tumors in Rats

Scientists Recommend Stronger Indications of RF Causing Tumors in Rats
rrmediagroup.com, 6 July 2018

Scientific experts recommended that some National Toxicology Program (NTP) conclusions be changed to indicate stronger levels of evidence that cellphone radiofrequency radiation (RFR) caused tumors in rats. The experts met to review the conclusions of research released in February on the health effect of high RF exposure.

A panel of external scientific experts met March 26 – 28 and agreed with NTP conclusions that there was little indication of RFR-related health problems in mice. The studies, one in rats and one in mice, covered 10 years and $25 million.

The experts recommended that tumors in tissues surrounding nerves in the hearts of male rats, called malignant schwannomas, be reclassified from some evidence to clear evidence of carcinogenic activity. In female rats, they recommended reclassification of malignant schwannomas from no evidence to equivocal evidence of carcinogenic activity. The panel agreed that there were unusual patterns of cardiomyopathy, or damage to heart tissue, in exposed male and female rats.

06 July 2018

The National Toxicology Program Releases Peer Review Report From Cell Phone Radio-Frequency Radiation Study

Please note:  This post contains a link to the NTP Peer Review Report documenting the proceedings and recommendations of the peer reviewers at the NTP Peer Review of the draft technical reports on the cell phone radiofrequency radiation study, March 26.28, 2018.

National Toxicology Program Peer Review Report From Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation Study Peer Review March 26–28, 2018
posted by Environmental Health Trust

The National Toxicology Program Releases Peer Review Report From Cell Phone Radio-Frequency Radiation Study

The National Toxicology Program has released the Peer Review Report documenting the proceedings and recommendations of the peer reviewers at the National Toxicology Program Peer Review Meeting of the Draft NTP Technical Reports on Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation held March 26–28, 2018 at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Research Triangle Park, NC.


Radiation from Cell Phones Linked to Erectile Dysfunction

The other day, a young man confided to us that he was experiencing erectile dysfunction. He kept his cell phone in his pocket. Please read this article on the subject.

Radiation from cell phones linked to erectile dysfunction
byTony Isaacs, naturalnews.com, 2 April 2014


(NaturalNews) As reported in the Environmental Health Trust's latest newsletter, cell phones have now been linked to erectile dysfunction (ED). While numerous studies have shown that cell phone radiation leads to human sperm death and damage and decreased fertility, the new report of increased erectile dysfunction is sending shock waves through the men's health community.

Erectile dysfunction is the inability to attain or maintain a penile erection sufficient for successful sexual intercourse and is a very common clinical condition that can affect up to 50% of men over 40 years old. Among the known risk factors for ED are diabetes mellitus, hypertension, obesity and hypercholesterolemia.

The damning results of the preliminary study

04 July 2018

ITU Says Strict Electromagnetic Radiation Exposure Limits May Negatively Impact 5G Roll-Out

ITU says strict electromagnetic radiation exposure limits may negatively impact 5G roll-out
telecompaper.com, 2 July 2018

Radiofrequency electromagnetic field (RF-EMF) exposure limits have become a critical concern for further deployment of wireless networks, especially in certain countries, regions and even specific cities, according to the ITU document 'The impact of RF-EMF exposure limits stricter than the ICNIRP or IEEE guidelines on 4G and 5G mobile network deployment'. This problem affects countries such as China, India, Poland, Russia, Italy and Switzerland, regions like Brussels and cities like Paris.

The document refers to an analysis by the Boston Consulting Group of the unfavourable effects of different EMF exposure limits on network roll-out, i.e. deployment of spectrum, technology and sites, which have been simulated in Poland and can also serve as an illustrative example for other countries with power density limits stricter than the ICNIRP or IEEE guidelines, e.g., Russia, India, China, Italy, Switzerland, Paris and regions of Belgium.

Goodbye, Privacy? How New EdTech Is Turning Students Into Lab Rats

Through the school and the corporate vendor, the government is probing thoughts and feelings that even children should be entitled to keep private.

The Nation’s Pulse
Goodbye, Privacy? How New EdTech Is Turning Students Into Lab Rats
by KAREN EFFREM, JANE ROBBINSspectator.org, 29 June 2018

Even school bus drivers are participating in the psychological evaluation of their young charges.

Our children are being groomed to have no expectation of privacy, ever, and to accept constant surveillance as simply how things are. Schools and corporate vendors are playing a major role in stamping out the individual liberty and autonomy that should be our inheritance as Americans.

A major tool in this effort is “social emotional learning” (SEL), which schools are being urged to elevate over academic instruction to assess and manipulate students’ mindsets and emotions. A recent Education Week article reported on how technology is facilitating this transformation from education to therapy. One company highlighted in the article is a San Francisco-based startup called Emote, founded by a millennial CEO named Julian Golder.

03 July 2018

Check If Your Mobile Phone Presents a Risk to Your Health

(In order see the lists in full, please see the original article .)

Check if your mobile phone presents a risk to your health
phonegatealert.org, 3 July 2018

During our press conference on Thursday 28 June, Phonegate Alert launched an appeal for the withdrawal from the market and from service in France, Europe and internationally of hundreds of millions of mobile phones that we believe are potentially dangerous to the health of users, particularly that of children. As a result of this appeal, many people have written us on our Facebook page and our Internet site. 

We are publishing the names of the brands and models concerned. In order to facilitate reading, we have organized them into three lists, simpler to understand and immediately highlighting the essential elements, including above all, the real level of exposure measured during the tests carried out by the National Frequencies Agency (ANFR). (The test date is specified.)