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

30 August 2018

Health Risks of Electromagnetic Waves: Cynicism at All Stages

"There is a health risk, but the goal is still to sell mobile phones to as many people as possible."

Health Risks - Cynicism at All Stages
by Nicolas Bérard, L'âge de faire, July 2018

Neither the authorities nor the operators are yet able to assure the public of the safety of electromagnetic waves.  But it's out of the question to destabilize such a profitable business.

Now the phone companies themselves are starting to worry about the effects that electromagnetic waves could have on human health.... And for one simple reason: it would obviously be very, very bad for their business. British Telecom, the equivalent of France Telecom (sorry, Orange!) across the Channel, preferred to warn its shareholders in its 2017 annual report, as stated in an article in the Mirror noted by the association Robin des Toits: "We cannot provide absolute assurance that future research will not establish links between radio frequency emissions and health risks". Another telephone giant, Nokia, explains: "Some research results have indicated that electromagnetic waves emitted by mobile phones and base stations can have adverse health effects, such as increased risk of cancer. This is obviously a problem, because "concerns about adverse health effects could make it difficult to acquire and retain customers."  So things are clear: there is a health risk, but the goal is still to sell mobile phones to as many people as possible.

250 potentially dangerous models

An Invisible Enemy with Visible Effects: Electromagnetic Fields

An Invisible Enemy with Visible Effects: Electromagnetic Fields
by Lewis Fein, corporatewellnessmagazine.com, posted August 2018

By promoting mobility and making wellness a priority, companies may in fact be worsening the health of their workers by giving them—and encouraging them to use—mobile devices. This is not an example of bad intentions but the unintentional result of forces we do not see and illnesses we do not know to connect to the wireless electronics that surround us. I refer, specifically, to electromagnetic fields (EMFs), which bombard our bodies and pierce our brains without the slightest incision.

Hence the paradox concerning corporate wellness: The very devices that free workers from sitting at their desks—and mobilize them by allowing them to talk business as they walk and work outside—are the same devices that may be hazardous to their health. More ironic is the image of the worker who uses a smartphone to track his health, while he unknowingly makes himself sick by fiddling with his phone or putting it to his ear.

Researcher Links Diplomats’ Mystery Illness to Radiofrequency/Microwave Radiation

Researcher Links Diplomats’ Mystery Illness to Radiofrequency/Microwave Radiation
by Scott LaFee, health.ucsd.edu, 29 August 2018

Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD,
professor of medicine
Writing in advance of the September 15 issue of Neural Computation , Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD, professor of medicine at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, says publicly reported symptoms and experiences of a “mystery illness” afflicting American and Canadian diplomats in Cuba and China strongly match known effects of pulsed radiofrequency/microwave electromagnetic (RF/MW) radiation.

Her conclusions, she said, may aid in the treatment of the diplomats (and affected family members) and assist U.S. government agencies seeking to determine the precise cause. More broadly, Golomb said her research draws attention to a larger population of people who are affected by similar health problems.

“I looked at what’s known about pulsed RF/MW in relation to diplomats’ experiences,” said Golomb. “Everything fits. The specifics of the varied sounds that the diplomats reported hearing during the apparent inciting episodes, such as chirping, ringing and buzzing, cohere in detail with known properties of so-called ‘microwave hearing,’ also known as the Frey effect.

29 August 2018

"Clear Evidence of Cell Phone RF Radiation Cancer Risk"

“Clear evidence of cell-phone RF radiation cancer risk”
saferemr.com, 28 August 2018

In a new paper, “Clear evidence of cell-phone RF radiation cancer risk” published in the journal IEEE Microwave Magazine, Dr. James C. Lin states that the results of the National Toxicology Program (NTP) cell phone radiation study suggest that current radio frequency (RF) exposure guidelines are inadequate to protect human health (1). Furthermore, the paper recommends that the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) re-assess the research and consider upgrading the classification of RF radiation from "possibly carcinogenic to humans" (Group 2B) to probably carcinogenic (i.e., Group 2A).

Although Dr. Lin raises some criticisms of the NTP study in this and an earlier paper (1, 2), he recognizes the importance of this research to the field and the implications of the study findings for public health (2).

He praised the FDA and the NTP for the initiation and conduct of the study and emphasized the need for the “U.S. government to step in and conduct such research programs and not leave the matter entirely to the cell-phone industry” due to his concern that “The wireless industry has had nearly free reign to develop and distribute cellular mobile phones and related RF devices as they see fit.”

28 August 2018

Incidence of Childhood Cancers Skyrocket: Is Modern Life Destroying the Health of Our Children?

Incidence of Childhood Cancers Skyrocket: Is Modern Life Destroying the Health of Our Children?
By the World Mercury Project Team, worldmercuryproject.org, 28 August 2018

No one really likes to talk about cancer, and childhood cancers are an especially unpalatable topic of conversation. Yet the fact is that cancers are among the top four causes of death for both children and adults. The newest U.S. cancer statistics for young people (under 20 years old), which cover the years 2001–2014, point to steadily increasing rates of pediatric cancer over that time period.

In recent articles and presentations, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) researchers have showed that new childhood cancers are most likely to occur in the very youngest age group (birth to age 4) as well as in 15-19-year-olds and are more likely to arise in boys than girls. The CDC research also indicates that the surge in childhood cancers is driven by increased rates of certain cancers: brain, kidney, liver and thyroid. Pediatric brain tumor rates are increasing across Europe as well. Conventional entities such as the American Cancer Society offer no explanation for the increased childhood cancer rates, feebly asserting that “there are few known risk factors for childhood cancer” other than exposure to ionizing radiation. However, this disingenuous statement completely ignores the increasingly toxic environment in which we unreasonably expect children to thrive—and the many known and suspected carcinogens in that environment that may be ratcheting up children’s cancer risks, perhaps synergistically.

Creating a Safe Home

Creating a Safe Home
nacst.org

Cell Phones
  • USE a Speakerphone or headset. An airtube headset is best. 
  • Store Phone away from Body. (Do NOT keep phone in bra or pants pocket)
  • Do NOT sleep with your phone .
  • Keep your phone in airplane mode/WiFi off to use alarm or tools.
  • Always Keep cell phones OFF in the car.

Distance, Time and Power: You can decrease your exposure by keeping your phone at a distance from your body and decreasing the time it is in use and turned on. Be mindful of your children when you are using a wireless device. You can decrease exposure by using your phone when it has good reception. When your phone is in areas of low reception it uses higher power to reach the cell tower.

Children and Cell Phones

Australia Bans Huawei from its Next-Generation Wireless Network

Australia bans Huawei from its next-generation wireless network
By Hamza Shabanwashingtonpost.com, 23 August 2018

People walk past a Huawei sign at CES Asia in Shanghai
in June.
(Aly Song/Reuters)
The Chinese telecom giant Huawei has been barred from supplying equipment to Australia’s next-generation wireless network, the company said, a move that aligns the Australian government with the United States' sweeping ban against the firm.

Huawei said Wednesday night on Twitter that Australia had banned the company from providing 5G technology. “This is an extremely disappointing result for consumers,” the company said, adding that it had safely delivered wireless tech in Australia for more than 14 years.

According to the same tweet, ZTE, another Chinese technology company, was also banned. Huawei and ZTE did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Canadians Are Invited to Share Their Experiences with Telecommunications Sales Practices

Canadians are invited to share their experiences with telecommunications sales practices
canada.ca, 16 July 2018

From: Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission
News release


CRTC launching inquiry on whether misleading or aggressive retail sales practices are used by large telecommunications service providers

July 16, 2018 – Ottawa-Gatineau – Starting today, Canadians are invited to share their personal experiences with possible misleading or aggressive retail sales practices used by large telecommunications service providers. The CRTC is accepting comments until August 30, 2018.

Canadians can participate in this consultation by:

27 August 2018

Condolences Senator McCain’s Family - Cell Phones Can Cause Glioblastoma Brain Tumors - Time To Warn & Prevent


Condolences Senator McCain’s Family-Cell Phones Can Cause Glioblastoma Brain Tumors-Time To Warn & Prevent
by Kevin Mottus, Outreach Director, 

Our Deepest Condolences To Senator McCain’s Family. Recent Study From England Shows More Than A Doubling of Glioblastomas In The Areas Of The Brain That Receive The Most Cell Phone Radiation. The Italian Supreme Court Has Already Ruled That Cell Phone Radiation Can Cause Brain Tumors. In the US, Brain Tumors are the #1 Cancer for Children 15-19yrs.

The World Leading Researcher In Brain Cancer and Cell Phone Radiation Professor and Oncologist Lennart Hardell MD PhD Can Prove that Cell Phone Radiation Can Cause Brain Tumors and He Insists People Must Be Warned and Protected (LennartHardell). Lennart Hardell MD PHD and Leading Cancer Epidemiologist Anthony Miller MD, FRCP, FRCP(C), FFPH Along with 207 Medical Doctors and Scientists Expert in Wireless Radiation Health Effects Insist We Reduce Our Overall Exposure to Wireless RF Radiation by Stopping The Roll Out of 5G Wireless Technology Which Will Very Significantly Increase Our Exposure By Forcing A Cell Tower Transmitter Every 2-10 homes (www.5Gappeal.eu).

26 August 2018

General Mills Faces Class Action Lawsuit over Cheerios Glyphosate Cover Up

General Mills Faces Class Action Lawsuit over Cheerios Glyphosate Cover Up
by Sustainable Pulse, 22 August 2018

This new class action follows the landmark cancer trial verdict in San Francisco very closely, in which Monsanto was ordered by a jury to pay over USD $289 Million in total damages to the former school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson, a California father who has non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, which was caused by Monsanto’s glyphosate-based weedkiller Roundup.

Florida based Mounira Doss filed the Cheerios weedkiller class action lawsuit last Thursday, stating that she has purchased both Cheerios and Honey Nut Cheerios. She claims that both herself and other consumers would not have purchased the cereals had they known that the product contained a harmful carcinogen.

Retail Stores: Wi-Fi - a Technology Risk?

Wi-Fi - a Technology Risk?
by Stefanie Hütz, retailtechnology.de
23 August 2018 - translation

Digitalization in retail is making progress - and with it electrosmog and radiation exposure in stores. How can retailers profit from the benefits of digitization while protecting employees and customers?

Digital technologies have become indispensable at points of sale: employees are equipped with tablets; RFID facilitates logistics and retail security; Bluetooth-equipped luminaire chips enable controllable lighting effects; smart metering enables the remote reading of energy consumption. From music streaming to NFC payment systems - the list goes on.

The other side of the story: physicists are talking about a two-fold increase in electrosmog exposure over the past 15 years. This raises the concern that the frequencies of modern digitalization, which are very similar to the biological, are throwing the cellular and especially neurological processes of man out of rhythm. In 2007, the European Environment Agency compared the risk of Wi-Fi radiation with that of asbestos. In 2013, it called Wi-Fi a technology risk.

United Kingdom: Stop the Smart Meter Bullying

Stop the smart meter bullying: We reveal the catalogue of dirty tricks power firms are using to force us to switch to digital meters
10 April 2018

Smart meters show how much power and gas you're using
minute by minute and send that date to your supplier.
  • Smart meters show how much power and gas you're using minute by minute 
  • Nearly all meters so far installed lose their smart functions if you switch provider
  • Some firms are charging people more unless they accept one of the devices
  • Some are setting up appointments for customers who haven't requested them

Today, Money Mail launches a campaign to stop energy firms bullying customers into having a smart meter fitted in their homes.

We have been inundated with letters, emails and calls from readers who have felt pressured and intimidated into switching their analogue gas and electricity meters for digital versions.

The new devices — which show how much power and gas you're using minute by minute and send that data to your supplier — are entirely optional and many people have legitimate reasons for rejecting them.

Bayer's Monsanto Faces 8,000 Lawsuits on Glyphosate

Bayer's Monsanto faces 8,000 lawsuits on glyphosate
Reuters staff, 23 August 2018

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The number of U.S. lawsuits brought against Bayer’s (BAYGn.DE) newly acquired Monsanto has jumped to about 8,000, as the German drugmaker braces for years of legal wrangling over alleged cancer risks of glyphosate-based weedkillers.

FILE PHOTO: Monsanto Co's Roundup is shown for sale in Encinitas, California, U.S., June 26, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo

Bayer had previously disclosed 5,200 such lawsuits against Monsanto, which it acquired in a $63 billion deal completed in June.

“The number of plaintiffs in both state and federal litigation is approximately 8,000 as of end-July. These numbers may rise or fall over time but our view is that the number is not indicative of the merits of the plaintiffs’ cases,” Bayer Chief Executive Werner Baumann told analysts in a conference call on Thursday.

Irish Father Asks Pope Francis to Curb EMF Radiation in the Classroom

Irish father asks Pope Francis to curb EMF radiation in the classroom
By John Weigel, emfcommunity.com, posted August 2018

On the eve of Pope Francis’ historic visit to Ireland, a Fellow of the Irish Computer Society has asked the Pope to protect children in Catholic schools from exposure to wi-fi electromagnetic radiation in the classroom.

The expert, a ‘Certified Wireless Professional’ is a member of the Parents Association and former member of the ICT Group at a primary school in Co. Wicklow, located close to Ireland’s capital, Dublin. His wireless experience dates back to 2000 and in 2003 he founded Ireland’s first Certified Wireless Network Provider. The company specialized in deploying a managed wi-fi service to residential apartment complexes – the service was called Invisible Access. Invisible Access was a managed wi-fi broadband service offering download speeds eight times faster than existing landline broadband services and cost less than half the money.

24 August 2018

Pennsylvania: Tiny Doylestown Borough Battled Verizon over 5G and Won a Big Settlement

Important and interesting article on resisting 5G.

Tiny Doylestown Borough battled Verizon over 5G and won a big settlement
by Bob Fernandezphilly.com, 22 August 2018

Michael Bryand / Staff Photographer
When Verizon Communications Inc. proposed dozens of 5G small-cell antennas along streets in Doylestown Borough, the reaction was a defiant no.

Residents thought the boxy equipment that sprouted five-foot antennas on traffic lights or telephone poles would mar the borough's Norman Rockwell charm, along with the artsy aura of its Victorian homes.

Others feared for their health with intensive 5G wireless services zapping them.

Doylestown officials spent $150,000, held 10 public hearings, and fought the small cell proposal in state and federal courts over more than a year, defending their right to say where the small cells would go — a David-vs.-Goliath tale of a small Pennsylvania town taking on a big corporation.

23 August 2018

Here's How Cell Phones are Affecting our Memory

Here’s how cell phones are affecting our memory
by Herman Davisknowtechie.com, 22 August 2018

Cell phones and tablets could result in lazier brains.

Image LifeHacker
The brain is a large mass of nerve tissue. Why is this important to know, and what effects do our handheld devices have on our brains? Given how popular smartphones are today, this is a question that healthcare practitioners, parents, students, and other cellphone users should consider.

With that in mind, if you were given an opportunity to go a full day without your cell phone, do you think it could be done easily? While some people might say “yes,” research shows that breaking this technology habit — even for a short period of time — can be extremely difficult. That said, if you walk into any building or cafe shop, you will find someone using their smartphone for a number of different reasons: making phone calls, checking social media, reading up on the latest news, or checking their banking information. Our phones have become a huge part of life, but at what cost? In other words, does this reliance on our handheld devices have an impact on our body?

The answer is yes. It does.

United Kingdom: One in Four Children Under Two Has Their Own Tablet, MPs' Report Shows

One in four children under two has their own tablet, MPs' report shows
by Charles Hymas, The Telegraph, 25 June 2018

One in four under the age of two and more than a third of three to five year olds have their own tablet, according to research.

One in four children under age of two have their own tablet, MP's report
shows. Credit: Matt Cardy/Getty

Young children should NOT be using tablets and not so
close to their bodies, particularly the sensitive parts.
Toddlers’ use of apps, websites and the internet has exploded to such an extent that the average pre-school child, including under twos, spends more than an hour a day online, rising to two hours or more a day for a third of five to six-year-olds, according to the report compiled for the department of culture.

Tablets are so widely used by toddlers that baby equipment manufacturers have launched special iPad holders to fit onto baby high chairs, car seats and strollers with “a water resistant surface that guards [the iPad] against spills, dribbles and drools.” They are available on Amazon for under £10.

New 5G Hurdles

New 5G Hurdles
by ED SPERLINGsemiengineering.com, 1st August 2018

Experts at the Table, part 2: Getting 5G standards and technology ready are only part of the problem. Reducing latency and developing applications to utilize 5G have a long way to go.

Semiconductor Engineering sat down to talk about challenges and progress in 5G with Yorgos Koutsoyannopoulos, president and CEO of Helic; Mike Fitton, senior director of strategic planning and business development at Achronix; Sarah Yost, senior product marketing manager at National Instruments; and Arvind Vel, director of product management at ANSYS. What follows are excerpts of that conversation. To view part one, click here.

SE: Can all of the complexity around 5G really be simulated and modeled? Is that possible?

Vel: Simulation of antennas is a known problem. You’re basically following Maxwell’s equations and you’re trying to understand behavior when current is flowing through a conductor. As long as we’re realistically solving that in the most efficient way, you can solve any electromagnetic induction problem. The only bottleneck is compute time. If you have a 64 x 64 combination, you have millions of possible combinations. You can use software to determine which are the most important, but not try to solve every single combination.

Continue reading:
https://semiengineering.com/new-5g-hurdles/

22 August 2018

Opinion: Please Take Away My Kids' Cellphones At School

Opinion: Please Take Away My Kids' Cellphones At School
by Jennifer Ludden, npr.org, 18 August 2018

It has been a depressing week of back-to-school stories. Parents buying bulletproof backpacks. Schools installing panic buttons and classroom trauma kits. Some teachers in Waco, Texas, kicked off the year with an active-shooter drill that had fake blood and blanks fired from a real AR-15.

(Photo):  At the school that NPR's Jennifer Ludden's kids attend, they're phasing in a new policy to lock up mobile phones during the day.picture alliance via Getty Images

t still feels surreal that it has come to this. But after more school shootings than I care to count, a recent poll finds a third of parents fear for their child's physical safety at school. That's three times higher than a few years ago.

21 August 2018

Prof. Martin Pall’s Book on 5G is Available Online

"Let me close, as follows. There have been certain points in our history where people have stood up to strong destructive forces against what often appeared to be insurmountable odds. Those people are THE most honored people in our history. The people who failed to do so are among the most despised people in our history. I am not at all sure we will have historians to record us 100 years from now or even 30 years from now, given the direction in which we are heading. But if we do, rest assured that these are the standards by which we will all be judged."

Martin Pall’s book on 5G is available online
emfacts.com, 20 August 2018

From Martin Pall PhD, Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences, Washington State University

Please access my 90 page, seven chapter document on EMF effects, how they are produced in the body and the corruption of the international science: "5G: Great risk for EU, U.S. and International Health! Compelling Evidence for Eight Distinct Types of Great Harm Caused by Electromagnetic Field (EMF) Exposures and the Mechanism that Causes Them"

Here is the link to the full text:
http://peaceinspace.blogs.com/files/5g-emf-hazards–dr-martin-l.-pall–eu-emf2018-6-11us3.pdf

Martin Pall

*********************

Extract:

Eight pathophysiological effects caused by non-thermal microwave frequency EMF exposures. 

Doctors in UAE Warn Against Use of Wireless Headphones

Doctors in UAE warn against use of wireless headphones
by Jasmine Al Kuttab/Abu Dhabi, khaleejtimes.com, 19 August 2018

Brain cancer is one of the major risks the popular device could cause.

The level of waves can cause biological effects by
penetrating into the brain and skull.
Doctors in the UAE are warning people against the use of bluetooth earbuds, which they claim not only causes a risk of sleep distraction and deafness, but also brain cancer.

The wireless/bluetooth headphones, which sell for as high as Dh700, are a serious health hazard and should not be used for longer than a "minute or two" a day, if necessary, said Dr Nasir Nawasreh, specialist - family medicine with subspecialty in acute care at Bareen International Hospital.

"I do not recommend people to use blue tooth headphones - minimal if they have to. The device has to be removed immediately after usage."

Dr Nawasreh said researches indicate that brain cancer is one of the major risks the popular device could cause.

We Must Be Wary of Tech that Could Turn on Us

We must be wary of tech that could turn on us
by Clare Foges, thetimes.co.uk, 20 August 2018

Rather than simply accepting all new technology, we should be asking whether some of it is really necessary

Techsperts: the boffins at GCHQ know
that with every advance comes risk. Alamy
Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas: once home to the boozing, carousing Rat Pack; now frequented by the rather stranger Hack Pack. Last week the hotel hosted DefCon, the world’s top hacking convention, where in one room techies who failed to crack various challenges had their laptops sledge-hammered by a man dressed as a hot-dog. Elsewhere, mighty brains were applied to exercises with wider implications. A group of delegates took just minutes to hack the voting machines used in 18 US states. One whizz demonstrated how to infiltrate police body cameras, download footage, edit a crime away and upload it again seamlessly. Meanwhile, a group of Chinese hackers had worked out how to hijack Amazon’s “smart speaker”, Echo, turning it into a surveillance device to eavesdrop on users.

Wherever there is connected technology, there are clever people trying — and often succeeding — to break in and manipulate it. Outside places like DefCon, many do so with intent to steal, scare, sabotage or kill. Yet while malign hackers become ever more ingenious, we become ever more complacent about opening up our lives, our homes, our streets and cities to technology that can be turned against us. Carelessly, and with very little debate, we are allowing connected technology to penetrate deeper into our physical environment — and we may come to regret it.

20 August 2018

Cancer in Children and Young People - International Scientific and Medical Conference 2018 12th-14th September 2018, Westminster, London

Cancer in Children and Young People - 
International Scientific and Medical Conference 2018
12th-14th September 2018, Westminster, London

Cancer in Children and Young People
International Scientific and Medical Conference 201812th-14th September 2018, 
Westminster, London

a landmark conference examining the way we understand cancer,
exploring the way forward within the full US NIH definition of Precision MedicinePreventing Cancer - Improving Treatment - Reducing suffering - Saving Lives - Saving Money
attend for as little as £60 (see Registration)

Speakers include Dr. Annie Sasco, Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe, Dr. Fiorella Belpoggi, Dr. Kurt Straif, Prof Denis Henshaw, Alasdair Philips


Cell Phones in Schools? France Says No, San Francisco Educators Urge Caution

CELL PHONES IN SCHOOLS? FRANCE SAYS NO, SAN FRANCISCO EDUCATORS URGE CAUTION
By Olga Naidenko Ph.D., Senior Science Advisor for Children's Environmental Health,
20 August 2018

As the school year begins, the movement to exercise caution in students’ use of cell phones and other wireless devices is gaining international momentum.

The French Parliament voted last month to ban cell phones in nursery, elementary and middle schools. More than 5,000 miles away, San Francisco educators are urging the school district to make sure that students and teachers know about the state of California’s guidelines for safer use of cell phones.

The French restriction on wireless devices in schools was a campaign promise of President Emmanuel Macron, who was swept into the office with a wave of popular support in 2017. It is primarily concerned with battling students’ “screen addiction.”

136 Studies Showing Health Effects from WiFi Radio Frequency Radiation

Over 100 studies on Health Effects of Wi-Fi, Oct 16 2016 (via Mobilfunk/Omega Group)

Attached is a list of over 100 scientific studies on health effects of wi-fi put together by Kevin Mottus (California Brain Tumor Association).

WiFi and Device Studies-Final.pdf

Click here to access the 73-page document:

https://app.box.com/s/va22tdhyafgr1y8evpv92nvin4714s0x

Studies that show WiFiand Devices Health Effects
Table of Contents
136 Studies Showing Health Effects from WiFi Radio Frequency Radiation


18 August 2018

Phonegate Alert Press Book

by Meris Michaels, 18 August 2018 - revised text

Please have a look at and share Phonegate Alert's Press Book, now updated with several hundred articles/interviews/radio and TV broadcasts over the last 18 months in a number of languages. The Press Book was posted last week in the Weekly Buzz on EMF Radiation issued by the Environmental Illness Network Minnesota to which we contribute articles.  There are also nearly 100 articles on this blog in English and on "Mieux Prévenir" in French on the Phonegate issue.


17 August 2018

Mobile Phones Do Pose a Danger

Letters: mobile phones do pose a danger
Opinion, The Guardian, 22 July 2018

People are oblivious to problems they cannot see. They need to be alerted

'Wireless radiation has many potential consequences for
health.'
Photo:  Toby Melville/ Reuters
Thank you for the piece on wireless radiation and health (“Mobiles, cancer and inconvenient truths”, the New Review).

This has been of great concern to me for some years. I seek to operate my laptop as much as possible with a wired internet connection and keep my mobile in aeroplane mode for much of the time to minimise exposure, but of course I am surrounded by many sources of radiation in daily life.

It seems that most of the population are unaware or oblivious to the problem because the radiation is not seen, heard or readily evident. Thus, if I raise the issue with others, my concerns are generally dismissed. Wireless radiation has many potential consequences for health – brain tumours, for instance, are increasingly prevalent in a population saturated with waves from mobile and cordless phones, wifi, bluetooth, “smart” meters etc.

16 August 2018

Girl, 13, 'Addicted to her iPhone' Researched 'Suicide Methods' and Wrote about Funeral Before Hanging Herself

This is very sad and not the first time this has happened.  Society must wake up to the dangers of cell phone addiction and to exposure to microwave radiation emitted by mobile devices.

Girl, 13, 'addicted to iPhone' researched 'suicide methods' and wrote about funeral before hanging herself
By Nick Irving, mirror.co.uk, 9 August 2018
Ellie Phillips was addicted to her iPhone, her mum told
the inquest (
Image iStock Editorial)

Ellie Phillips, from Devon, had researched online how to kill herself and written about her own funeral on her iPhone

A 13-year-old schoolgirl who became 'addicted to her iPhone' suffered self image and friendship issues before killing herself, an inquest heard.

Tragic Ellie Phillips researched suicide methods online and wrote about her own funeral.

The inquest was told that the star hockey player had issues with her school and friendship groups in her year.

German Lifeguards Warn Children Are Drowning as Parents Increasingly Distracted by Their Mobile Phones

German lifeguards warn children are drowning as parents increasingly distracted by their mobile phones
by Justin Hugglertelegraph.co.uk, 5 August 2018

The German Lifeguard Association (DLRG) has linked a
series of recent drownings to parents who were too busy
with their mobile phones.
Credit: Fabian Bimmer/
Reuters
Children are being endangered by their parents’ obssession with smartphones, lifeguards in Germany have warned.

The German Lifeguard Association (DLRG) has linked a series of recent drownings to parents who were too busy with their mobile phones to keep proper watch over the children.

“Not enough parents and grandparents follow the advice: when your children and grandchildren are in the water, put your smartphone away,” Achim Wiese, a spokesman for the DLRG, said.

This summer has seen an alarming spike in drownings in Germany, as adults and children take to the country’s lakes, rivers and beaches to escape the heatwave.

More than 300 people have drowned so far this year, including 20 children under the age of 15 and 40 young people between the ages of 16 and 25.

Austria: 5G: Physicians Call for More Research on Mobile Phone Radiation

With the 5G expansion, the number of 
mobile radio antennas will increase sharply.
However, these are micro-antennas in small 
boxes with low transmission power.
(Photo: MEV)
5G: Physicians call for more research on mobile phone radiation
meinbezirk.at, 14 August 2018 - translation

The mobile industry and doctors are arguing whether cell phone radiation is harmful to health. In the run-up to the 5G expansion, scientists are indicating more research is needed.

AUSTRIA. The government has set itself the goal of making the next generation of mobile telephony, 5G, available throughout the country by 2025. This is what the 5G Strategy published by the Ministry of Infrastructure in April states. "The nationwide 5G supply is crucial for future economic development," it says in the paper.

Many new antennas

The expansion of the 5G infrastructure also means more antennas. "The total number of antennas can only be speculated," says Gregor Gradnig, spokesman for the Regulatory Authority for Broadcasting and Telecommunications GmbH (RTR), Regional Media Austria (RMA).  The estimate is tens of thousands of new antennas. The locations of the current mobile radio and broadcasting stations in Austria are listed in the transmission register.

Old fears

15 August 2018

CDC Finds Brain, Liver And Thyroid Cancers Increasing Among U.S. Children 2001-2014

CDC Finds Brain, Liver And Thyroid Cancers Increasing Among US Children 2001-2014
Environmental Health Trust, 2018

The CDC presented new findings of increasing rates of brain cancer, renal cancer, hepatic (liver) cancer, and thyroid cancer among individuals under 20 years old in the USA after analyzing 2001–2014 US National Cancer statistics tumor data from 48 states (covering 98% of the US population).

These findings of increased nervous system rates were presented at the 2018 American Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Conference in May, 2018 and also at the 67th Annual Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) Conference April 16–19, 2018.

"Rates of brain, renal, hepatic, and thyroid cancers increased…"  US CDC 2018).

See selected excerpts from the 2018 CDC presentations below (including PDF).

2018 American Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Conference

Cell Phone Radiation Associated Brain Tumor Rates Are Rising: Scientific Documentation

Cell Phone Radiation Associated Brain Tumor Rates Are Rising: Scientific Documentation
Environmental Health Trust, 2018

Cell Phone Associated Brain Tumor Rates Are Rising

There is evidence that the numbers of people diagnosed with the type of brain tumor linked to cell phone use- glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) is increasing as documented in some US and international cancer registries. Brain, renal, liver and thyroid cancers are rising in US children.

Glioblastomas (the type of brain cancer linked to cell phone radiation) and central nervous system tumors are increasing in young Americans, in precisely the areas of the brain that absorb most of the microwave radiation emitted or received by phones.

On this page we are maintaining a list of the scientific documentation of these cancer increases as well as the science linking cell phones to brain cancer. (Scroll down for scientific citations).

Concern Over IoT Security Grew for Most Black Hat USA Attendees in Past Year, Reveals Survey

Concern Over IoT Security Grew for Most BHUSA Attendees in Past Year, Reveals Survey
by RAY LAPENAtripwire.com, 10 August 2018

The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the greatest forces driving technology today. According to Statista, the number of IoT devices is expected to reach 1.2 billion by the end of 2018. That number will grow to over 20 billion by 2020, per Gartner’s estimates, with more than 65 percent of enterprises deploying IoT products at that time.

Such growth in IoT poses a risk to organizations. More devices means potentially more vulnerable products that digital attackers can infect with malware like Mirai and enlist in distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. In total, Gartner predicts that a quarter of all identified attacks against enterprises will involve IoT by 2020.

With security obviously a major consideration with the Internet of Things, Tripwire decided to survey 167 Black Hat USA (BHUSA) attendees to determine how they felt about IoT security.

United States: Schools Can Now Get Facial Recognition Tech for Free. Should They?

SCHOOLS CAN NOW GET FACIAL RECOGNITION TECH FOR FREE. SHOULD THEY?
by Issie Lapowskywired.com, 17 July 2018

Chris Ryan/ Getty Images
LIKE MANY PARENTS in the United States, Rob Glaser has been thinking a lot lately about how to keep his kids from getting shot in school. Specifically, he’s been thinking of what he can do that doesn’t involve getting into a nasty and endless battle over what he calls “the g-word.”

It’s not that Glaser opposes gun control. A steady Democratic donor, Glaser founded the online streaming giant RealNetworks back in the 1990s as a vehicle for broadcasting left-leaning political views. It’s just that any conversation about curbing gun rights in America tends to lead more to gridlock and finger-pointing than it does to action. “I know my personal opinions aren’t going to carry the day in this current political environment,” Glaser says.

United States: San Francisco Educators Pass Resolution Calling for Safer Technology Standards

Resolution On Reducing Exposure To Radiofrequency Radiation
Environmental Health Trust, August 2018

SAN FRANCISCO EDUCATORS PASS RESOLUTION CALLING FOR SAFER TECHNOLOGY STANDARDS

FOR ALL SAN FRANCISCO SCHOOLS

The United Educators of San Francisco (UESF) has approved going forward with a resolution for safer technology next semester at a joint health committee with the San Francisco Unified School District.

The resolution became official as of May 23rd, 2018 and the Resolution and press release be found on UESF website.

(SAN FRANCISCO) – San Francisco educators closed the school year with the passage of a safer technology resolution that aims to provide simple steps to reduce exposure to radio frequency (RF) wireless energy for children, adolescents and educators in San Francisco schools.

While the science pertaining to technology safety is still evolving, a 2018 RF study by the US National Toxicology Program found exposed rodents developed malignant gliomas, a type of brain cancer, as well as heart tumors and DNA damage. This raises concern regarding long-term exposure to wireless technology and high use of cell phones.

14 August 2018

Mobile Phone Ban Is Unthinkable in Swiss Schools

We are ashamed with Switzerland for allowing children's use of cell phones in the classroom for "learning" purposes. Children receive "media education" but this sounds like it only goes as far as dealing with social media: fake news, photos, cyberbullying.  Little is taught about safe ways to reduce exposure to the microwave radiation emitted by these devices which could potentially cause physiological harm.


(Photo): Swiss schools deliberately use smartphones as a didactic tool for group work. GETTY IMAGES
It is also used in the classroom. The fact that cell phones are banned at school, as in France, is impossible in Switzerland. Here the smartphone serves as a learning tool.

Mobile phone ban is unthinkable in Swiss schools
by Christiane Binder, blick.ch, August 2018 -
translation

Smartphones interfere with the classroom, foster bullying, make people stupid and anti-social - these are the arguments of opponents of smartphones in the school. France has just passed a general ban on smartphones in its schools.

France Takes on Cellphone Addiction with a Ban in Schools

France Takes On Cellphone Addiction With a Ban in Schools

‘Children don’t have the maturity’ for smartphones, a French mother says. ‘Some adults don’t either.’

France Takes On Cellphone Addiction With a Ban in Schools

‘Children don’t have the maturity’ for smartphones, a French mother says. ‘Some adults don’t either.’

"These devices are not just addictive, but negatively affect health, especially the health of children. Radiation devices should not be used by children, and do not belong in schools! Radiation is NOT a toy or a learning device. It's been proven that kids do not retain much information while on a wireless device, and they lose fine motor coordination. On top of that, pulsed microwave radiation affects every cell and organ of their bodies, including their thyroid, eyes, heart and brain. It also affects fertility of both girls and boys. (Remember that girls are born with all of their ova, so the radiation affects their reproductive organs even before puberty)." (comment from a Facebook friend)

We are ashamed of certain Swiss media that have not reported on the study by one of their own citizens on the damage cell phone radiation can do to teenagers' memory, although the results of this important study have been reported globally.  We also cannot understand why Switzerland will still allow the use of cell phones in classrooms "for learning purposes" while studies have reported the negative effects of mobile device use on learning.  Use of cell phones in schools will only add to the risk of addiction to these devices, since children also use these for many hours at home.  
France Takes on Cellphone Addiction with a Ban in Schools
By Sam Schechner, wsj.com, 13 August 2018 

'Children don't have the maturity' for smartphones, a French mother says. 'Some adults don't either'.

(Photo): A new French law will ban students ranging from ages 3 to 15 from using smartphones anywhere on school grounds, with only narrow exceptions. Above, visitors at the Eiffel Tower. LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP/GETTY IMAGES

PARIS—Solal Paroux’s friends all have smartphones, and the 12-year-old Parisian has been needling his parents to get him one too. But his parents are resisting.

And now they have the law on their side.

When school starts up in September, a new French law will ban students ranging from ages 3 to 15 from using smartphones anywhere on school grounds, with only narrow exceptions.

12 August 2018

Hacked Satellite Systems Could Launch Microwave-Like Attacks, Expert Warns

Hacked satellite systems could launch microwave-like attacks, expert warns
by Alex Hern in Las Vegas, The Guardian, 9 August 2018 - US news blog

At Black Hat conference in Las Vegas, researcher says theoretical threat to ships, planes and military is ‘no longer theoretical’

The satellite communications that ships, planes and the military use to connect to the internet are vulnerable to hackers that, in the worst-case scenario, could carry out “cyber-physical attacks”, turning satellite antennas into weapons that operate, essentially, like microwave ovens.

According to research presented at the Black Hat information security conference in Las Vegas, a number of popular satellite communication systems are vulnerable to the attacks, which could also leak information and hack connected devices. The attacks, which are merely a nuisance for the aviation sector, could pose a safety risk for military and maritime users, the research claims.

Head of British Government Communications HQ Fears Chinese Spies Will Hijack Superfast 5G Mobile Services

It is worrying that Huawei already has cooperation agreements in Switzerland with Swisscom, Sunrise and Schindler. The Swiss communications minister visited Huawei recently in China to see what benefits implementation of 5G would bring to her country.

GCHQ fears Chinese spies will hijack superfast 5G mobile services
by Tommy Stubbington | The Sunday Times, 11 August 2018

GCHQ has warned of security concerns over the 5G mobile
broadband technologies likely to come from China.
China’s dominance of the technology that will power the next generation of super-fast mobile broadband threatens to leave Britain vulnerable to Chinese espionage, Britain’s top spy has warned.

Jeremy Fleming, head of GCHQ [Government Communications HQ], said “fifth generation” mobile services (5G) — which are expected to be launched in Britain next year and could eventually underpin everything from driverless cars to energy-saving “smart cities” — are among a host of new technologies that risk making “us more vulnerable to terrorists, hostile states and serious criminals”.

11 August 2018

Study Finds Cell Tower Radiation Is Linked To Type Of Damage In Human Blood That Predicts Cancer

Study Finds Cell Tower Radiation Is Linked To Type Of Damage In Human Blood That Predicts Cancer
ehtrust.org, posted August 2018

A newly published study comparing people living close (within 80 meters) and far (over 300 meters) from a cellular antennas found that the people living closer to the cellular antennas had statistically significant effects- increases in blood damage considered biomarkers predictive of cancer. Researchers measured the radiofrequency (RF) radiation exposures to the two groups and found that although the levels were within government limits, the people living closer to the cellular antennas had a much higher RF exposure.

The study entitled, “Impact of radiofrequency radiation on DNA damage and antioxidants in peripheral blood lymphocytes of humans residing in the vicinity of mobile phone base station” (Zothansiama et al, 2017) was published in Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine.

Through blood tests, researchers found statistically significant findings in people living closer to mobile base stations – who had higher RF levels in their bedrooms than the control group.

Switzerland: Doris Leuthard: "Our Economy Needs the Technologies Made Possible by 5G"

What Doris Leuthard, head of the Swiss Federal Department of Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications, says here is very disturbing.  In order to implement 5G technology in Switzerland, she is talking of amending the Ordinance on non-ionizing radiation protection so that the limit values in Switzerland are the same as in the European Union [they are currently ten times stricter in Switzerland than in Europe], even if it means bypassing parliament.

Switzerland: Doris Leuthard: "Our economy needs the technologies made possible by 5G"
by Julie Zaugg, letemps.ch, 10 August 2018 - translation

The Federal Councilor made a quick two-day visit to Shenzhen and Hong Kong.  She looked at the latest innovations in the Middle Kingdom.

The Federal Councilor Doris Leuthard arrived Thursday in China, staying two days. She paid a visit to the tech giants Tencent and Huawei, visited a smart neighborhood and discovered innovations related to the development of mobile phone networks based on 5G.  She was even more convinced of the importance of rapidly deploying this technology on Swiss soil.  We met her in Hong Kong.


Le Temps: You visited several Chinese technology groups in Shenzhen.  What was your purpose?

Doris Leuthard: This fall, the Federal Council will vote on the country's new digital strategy.  We need to know where we stand with regard to information and communication technology.  I therefore chose to visit one of the most advanced countries in this respect, where these solutions have already been implemented and marketed.

Monsanto Ordered to Pay $289 Million in World's First Roundup Cancer Trial

Monsanto ordered to pay $289 million in world's first Roundup cancer trial
by Tina Bellonreuters.com, 11 August 2018

(Reuters) - A California jury on Friday found Monsanto liable in a lawsuit filed by a man who alleged the company’s glyphosate-based weed-killers, including Roundup, caused his cancer and ordered the company to pay $289 million in damages.

FILE PHOTO:  Monsanto Co's Roundup is shown
for sale in Encinitas, California, U.S., June 26, 2017.
REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo.
The case of school groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson was the first lawsuit to go to trial alleging glyphosate causes cancer. Monsanto, a unit of Bayer AG following a $62.5 billion acquisition by the German conglomerate, faces more than 5,000 similar lawsuits across the United States.

The jury at San Francisco’s Superior Court of California deliberated for three days before finding that Monsanto had failed to warn Johnson and other consumers of the cancer risks posed by its weed killers.

It awarded $39 million in compensatory and $250 million in punitive damages.

Blue Light Causes The Human Eye to Attack Itself, And Now We Know Why

Blue Light Causes The Human Eye to Attack Itself, And Now We Know Why
by MIKE MCRAE, sciencealert.com, 9 August 2018

Link to full text of study published in Nature:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-28254-8

(Mikhail Korochkin/istock)
Toxic glow.

Excessive exposure to blue light isn't great for our eyes, contributing to a slow loss of vision over the course of a lifetime.

Scientists from the University of Toledo in the US now understand precisely how this toxic effect works, which could be good news for anybody at risk of degenerative eye conditions.

For the rest of us, it's just one more reason to give serious thought to limiting our exposure to the cool glow of a screen long after the Sun goes down.

"It's no secret that blue light harms our vision by damaging the eye's retina," says chemist and senior researcher Ajith Karunarathne.

10 August 2018

Prof. Olle Johansson: "Wireless Radiation - the Biggest Full-Scale Biomedical Experiment Ever Done to Life on Earth"

Associate professor: Wireless radiation – the biggest full-scale biomedical experiment ever done on Earth
Av Skribentnewsvoice.se, 5 August 2018

Olle Johansson KI - Foto: NASMS A. Mcdowell
DEBATE. “For whom the Doomsday Clock tolls”. On January 25, 2018, SVT News reported – in the Swedish public service television programme “Morgonstudion” – about the so-called “Doomsday Clock” in the United States, which indicates how close we are to a nuclear war with the ensuing end to humanity, as well as to most other animals, plants and bacteria.

In addition, they spoke in the same broadcast about the ever faster spread of antibiotic resistance which will lead to two times more such cases in Sweden in 2030, and four times more such cases in 2050. Already today, an excess of 25,000 Europeans die prematurely in Europe, and SVT News pointed out that by 2050 the corresponding annual premature deaths worldwide will amount to approx. 10,000,000 people (other animal species not included).

Blue Light from Phone Screens Accelerates Blindness, Study Finds

Blue light from phone screens accelerates blindness, study finds
Press Association / The Guardian, 9 August 2018

Blue light affected retinal, the molecule that makes photo-
receptor cells in the eye sense light. 
Photo: tommaso79/Getty Images/iStockphoto
Light from digital devices triggers creation of toxic molecule in the retina that can cause macular degeneration

Scientists say they have found how blue light from smartphones, laptops and other digital devices damages vision and can speed up blindness.

Research by the University of Toledo in the US has revealed that prolonged exposure to blue light triggers poisonous molecules to be generated in the eye’s light-sensitive cells that can cause macular degeneration – an incurable condition that affects the middle part of vision.

Blue light, which has a shorter wavelength and more energy compared with other colours, can gradually cause damage to the eyes.

U.S. Lawmakers Focus on Tech and Kids, to the Tune of $95 Million

"The need for this type of research is at an all-time high."

“Without good research, we are performing an unprecedented experiment on our kids.”

“We need to use data to project forward what can create the healthiest and safest environment in which we are raising kids and interacting with each other.”

Lawmakers focus on tech and kids, to the tune of $95 million
by Jessica Ivinswebsafety.com, 30 July 2018

Technology is a force that will not be denied – one that continues to become more influential and prevalent in our lives and the lives of our children. We already know that too much time in front of a screen can lead to long-term mental, social and emotional issues, but do we understand to what extent?

Just how much damage is all the social media, texting, streaming and gaming doing to our youth?

While some research has been done, several members of congress are not willing to wait around for more conclusive results. Sen. Michael Bennet introduced a bold proposal that would allot $95 million to the National Institutes of Health with the express purpose of learning more about technology’s effect on infants, children and adolescents.

U.S. Congress Has a $95 Million Proposal to Study Tech's Effect on Kids

CONGRESS HAS A $95 MILLION PROPOSAL TO STUDY TECH’S EFFECT ON KIDS
by BBIE GONZALEZwired.com, 27 July 2018

Lluis Gene/Getty Images
LIKE A LOT of people, you probably spend a fair bit of time worrying about how much time you spend on your phone. Who doesn't these days? But what really concerns you is the youth. What is all that swiping and snapping and gramming doing to their still-developing brains? Surely somebody's studied this—the effect of all this screen time. So what have they found?

Well, to be honest: nothing conclusive. At least not yet.

On Thursday, Colorado senator Michael Bennet introduced legislation that would give the National Institutes of Health $95 million1 to investigate technology's impact on infants, children, and adolescents. Called the Children and Media Research Advancement Act, or CAMRA for short, the bill would see that money distributed over the next five years, to researchers studying how things like mobile devices, social media, and virtual reality affect the way kids think, grow, and socialize.