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30 October 2018

Doctors Worldwide Reporting the Incredible Benefits of Reducing EMF Exposure

Doctors worldwide reporting the incredible benefits of reducing EMF exposure
Posted by Erin Elizabeth |healthnutnews.com, Oct 30, 2018
Posted by Nick Pineault | Oct 30, 2018

In the middle of the nationwide roll-out of brand new 5th generation (5G) networks and the addition of millions of new cell phone antennas, the discussion about possible health effects of man-made “electrosmog” is nearly absent from mainstream media.

It has become pretty clear that the electromagnetic fields (EMFs) emitted by our wireless technologies might increase risks of cancer in the long run, and the recent 2018 findings of “clear carcinogenicity” in rats in mice by the $25 National Toxicology Program study made that connection even stronger.

But what about the short-term effects?

Can you get symptoms from just being exposed to a simple wifi router, cell phone, tablet, smart meter, or cell phone tower?

Electrosmog Levels Are Unprecedented

29 October 2018

Why Isn't the Canton of Geneva Protecting Its Population from the Risks of Wireless Radiation?

RE-POSTED:  29 October 2018:  
In the canton of Geneva, no one wants to take responsibility to protect the population, especially vulnerable persons, from exposure to electromagnetic radiation.

Why Isn't the Canton of Geneva Protecting Its Population from the Risks of Wireless Radiation?
by Meris Michaels, 10 March 2017, updated
29 October 2018

Recently, we wrote to the government official responsible for health in the canton of Geneva, Mauro Poggia, enclosing a copy of ARA's  letter to the State Administrator in Geneva, Esther Alder, which is posted on this blog.

In his letter, Mr. Poggia writes, [translation from French] :

"I am aware that certain persons are affected by non ionizing radiation. However, like you, I note that use of various modern communication media are developing significantly. This tendency cannot be reversed...

"You therefore understand that it is impossible to apply constraining limitations for users in our canton. Moreover, my department does not have the competence to issue specific recommendations in this domain. It is in fact the Federal Office for Public Health... which is solely competent to issue norms and directives concerning use of emitters of non ionizing radiation. I however note that scientific studies published to date in editorial policy journals declare the absence of danger to public health in general.

28 October 2018

Silicon Valley Nannies Are Phone Police for Kids

Silicon Valley Nannies Are Phone Police for Kids
By Nellie Bowles, The New York Times, 26 October 2018

Child care contracts now demand that nannies hide phones, tablets, computers and TVs from their charges.
Photo Illustration by Tracy Ma/The New York
Times; Shutterstock (child and phone)

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SAN FRANCISCO — Silicon Valley parents are increasingly obsessed with keeping their children away from screens. Even a little screen time can be so deeply addictive, some parents believe, that it’s best if a child neither touches nor sees any of these glittering rectangles. These particular parents, after all, deeply understand their allure.

But it’s very hard for a working adult in the 21st century to live at home without looking at a phone. And so, as with many aspirations and ideals, it’s easier to hire someone to do this.

Enter the Silicon Valley nanny, who each day returns to the time before screens.

“Usually a day consists of me being allowed to take them to the park, introduce them to card games,” said Jordin Altmann, 24, a nanny in San Jose, of her charges. “Board games are huge.”

How the Tech Industry Uses Psychology to Hook Children

How the Tech Industry Uses Psychology to Hook Children
Victoria L. Dunckley M.D.psychologytoday.com, 24 October 2018

Why do kids struggle to look up from devices? The answer is persuasive design.

This guest post is written by Richard Freed, Ph.D., psychologist and author of Wired Child: Reclaiming Childhood in a Digital Age, and Meghan Owenz, Ph.D., assistant teaching professor at Penn State University and founder of ScreenFreeParenting.com.

"Something’s wrong with my son. He won’t spend time with us, won’t do his homework… all he wants to do is be in his room and play his game.”

Parents, educators, and healthprofessionals around the world are expressing frustration and alarm that children are being lost to video games, social media, and phones. What’s vital to understand is that children’s fixation with gadgets and entertainment applications is by design. Actually, a relatively new concept called persuasive design.

Veteran MD Drops Bombshell At Michigan’s 5G Small Cell Tower Legislation Hearing

"We have to examine epidemics in terms of EMF exposure." [diabetes, deterioration of mental health (suicide, violence)...]

Veteran MD Drops Bombshell At Michigan’s 5G Small Cell Tower Legislation Hearing
collective-evolution.com
By Arjun Waliacollective-evolution.com, 26 October 2018

YouTube link to Dr. Goldberg's testimony:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CK0AliMe-KA

Video testimony also available within this article.

IN BRIEF

The Facts: 
Dr. Sharon Goldberg, an internal medicine physician & professor gives her testimony regarding the dangers of electromagnetic radiation. She says: “Wireless radiation has biological effects. Period."

Reflect On: Are you aware of the dangers of 5G and 4G radiation from our internet, cell phones and computers? What do you do to mitigate these effects? Do you limit your exposure to these items throughout the day?

5G is a new technology currently being implemented and continually going through the process of implementation in many areas. It will bring wireless data and internet connections to the world. But, recent research has shown great cause for concern with regards to our electromagnetic radiation exposure, not just 5G, but all sources of this radiation that surround us, from our wireless devices, our wireless routers, cell phone towers and more.

Japan and Korea Planning Their Own Cell Phone Animal Studies Verifying NTP Cancer Findings

Japan and Korea Planning Their Own Cell Phone Animal Studies
Verifying NTP Cancer Findings


microwavenews.com, 23 October 2018

Japanese and Korean officials are working on a partial replication of the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) animal study on cancer risks from cell phone radiation. The project is expected to be approved and get underway late next year.

Though collaborating on a common experimental design, each country will carry out its own exposures with animals from the same breeder. If the designs are similar enough, the two sets of data will be combined in a joint analysis.

“We have been discussing this issue in Japan,” said Masao Taki of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Tokyo Metropolitan University, who was a member of ICNIRP from 1996 to 2008. Taki, who is usually well informed on national EMF/RF policies, did not offer any other specifics. He is not alone. Many insiders would not comment at all. The few who were willing to talk insisted on anonymity.

27 October 2018

Will Censuring Colleagues Who Work in Tech Save Kids from Screen Addiction?

Will censuring colleagues who work in tech save kids from screen addiction? These psychologists think so.
By Tara Bahrampour, The Washington Post, 8 August 2018

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In 1991, a lawsuit against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco accused the company of targeting children with its “Joe Camel” ad campaign. The ads featured a cartoon camel character that the suit said lured children to become smokers. Six years later, the company settled out of court and voluntarily ended the Joe Camel campaign.

This week, a group of psychologists launched a battle against a more nebulous foe: the role their profession plays in developing technology that hooks children to social media, video gaming and other digital habits.

Sixty psychologists signed a letter addressed to the president of the American Psychological Association “to call attention to the unethical practice of psychologists using hidden manipulation techniques … [that] increase kids’ overuse of digital devices, resulting in risks to their health and well-being.”

26 October 2018

Italy Fines Apple and Samsung EUR 15 Million Over 'Planned Obsolescence"

Italy fines Apple and Samsung EUR 15 mln over 'planned obsolescence'
CET | News / telecompaper.com, 24 October 2018

Italian antitrust watchdog AGCM has fined Apple and Samsung EUR 10 million and EUR 5 million respectively for unfair commercial practices following a 10-month investigation into allegations of planned obsolescence of their devices. In a statement, the antitrust body said it ascertained that the two smartphone makers “induced consumers… to install software updates that are not adequately supported by their devices without adequately informing them, nor providing them an effective way to recover the full functionality of their devices.”

The practice breached articles 20, 21, 22 and 24 of Italy’s Consumer Code in that the companies failed to inform consumers of the serious malfunctions that the new firmware could cause due to the greater stress placed on the device's hardware and the high repair cost of out-of-warranty repairs connected to such malfunctions, added the regulator.

Comments on the US National Toxicology Program technical reports on toxicology and carcinogenesis study in rats exposed to whole-body radiofrequency radiation at 900 MHz and in mice exposed to whole-body radiofrequency radiation at 1,900 MHz

Comments on the US National Toxicology Program technical reports on toxicology and carcinogenesis study in rats exposed to whole-body radiofrequency radiation at 900 MHz and in mice exposed to whole-body radiofrequency radiation at 1,900 MHz
Authors: Lennart Hardell and Michael Carlberg,
International Journal of Oncology

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Published online on: October 24, 2018 https://doi.org/10.3892/ijo.2018.4606

For full text, in article, click on right-hand side of "Article options" - "Download PDF"

Abstract

Bayer Stock Crashes After Monsanto Cancer Verdict Upheld By Judge; Analyst Estimates $800 Billion In Future Liability

Bayer Stock Crashes After Monsanto Cancer Verdict Upheld By Judge; Analyst Estimates $800 Billion In Future Liability
By Sayer Ji, Contributing writer for Wake Up World, 24 October 2018

Bayer greedily bought and swallowed the ‘poison pill’ of Monsanto without considering its true liability. Fifty-seven billion Euros of market cap down the drain later, now their headache is taking on epic proportions…

Growing uncertainty about how San Francisco Superior Court Judge Suzanne Ramos Bolanos would rule in Bayer’s appeal of the Monsanto cancer verdict was resolved Tuesday morning, as the judge upheld the jury’s decision that the glyphosate-based weedkiller (Roundup) sold by Monsanto caused a California man’s terminal cancer and that Monsanto intentionally hid its dangers.

24 October 2018

Dr. Arazi invited to Madrid to discuss the health issues of the PhoneGate scandal

Dr. Arazi invited to Madrid to discuss the health issues of the PhoneGate scandal
Equipe PhoneGate, phonegatealert.org, 23 October 2018

We would like to warmly thank the Spanish association for “The right to health of people electro and chemo sensitive (EQSDS)” for its invitation to participate on November 5, 2018 in a conference organized around the theme: “5G and health in the information society “. This meeting is held in the premises of “The Madrid Press Association (APM)”. The President of PhoneGate Alert will speak of: “PhoneGate: health and industrial issues of a global scandal”.

Know the full program (in Spanish) and other speakers via their website

23 October 2018

Monsanto Trial: Judge Rejects Bid to Overturn Landmark Cancer Verdict

Monsanto trial: judge rejects bid to overturn landmark cancer verdict
by Sam Levin in Oakland, The Guardian, 23 October 2018

Dewayne 'Lee' Johnson reacts after hearing the verdict in
his case against Monsanto. 
Photo: Josh Edelson/ AP
Dewayne Johnson originally won $289m after finding Roundup weedkiller caused illness, but judge reduces financial award

A California judge has rejected Monsanto’s appeal to overturn a landmark jury verdict which found that its popular herbicide causes cancer.

The judge’s ruling on Monday largely sided with Dewayne “Lee” Johnson, a father of three and former school groundskeeper, who won a $289m awardover the summer after alleging that his exposure to Roundup weedkiller gave him cancer. During the trial, the first of its kind, the 46-year-old also alleged that Monsanto had failed to warn him of the risks of using its product.

PowerWatch: 1,670 Scientific Papers on Electromagnetic Fields

PowerWatch: 1,670 Scientific Papers on Electromagnetic Fields
shared by Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., Director, Center for Family and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, 22 October 2018

This list is a compilation of citations for 1,670 peer-reviewed papers about electromagnetic fields (EMF) published in scientific journals from 1979 through 2018. The list includes all papers that PowerWatch published on its website as of October 11, 2018.

This is not a comprehensive list of studies. PowerWatch selected these studies from their internal database of 15,000 (approx.) scientific papers, most of which address EMF.

Powerwatch has been researching the links between EMF and health risks for more than 25 years. The organization, which is completely independent of government and industry, gathers information to help the lay person understand this issue. For more information about PowerWatch go to: https://www.powerwatch.org.uk/docs/aboutus.asp.

Powerwatch recently added a search engine to its website which enables the user to search specific fields in their database for specified time periods.

This list is published on the Electromagnetic Radiation Safety website with the permission of Alasdair Philips, the Science Director and co-founder of PowerWatch.

22 October 2018

Britain’s First 5G Court Case and the People Won

Britain’s First 5G Court Case and the People Won
smombiegate.org, 12 October 2018

Mark Steele, a 5G campaigner, has been highlighting the dangers of a secret 5G rollout by Gateshead Council where residents are complaining of increased illness and Cancer in the affected area. There’s enough evidence to conclude the new smart 5G arrays on the top of new LED lampposts emit Class 1 Radiation frequencies and should be treated as a danger to the Public. Gateshead Council ignorantly rebutted clear evidence and created false allegations on social media posts and printed leaflets stating that Mark Steele is spreading Pseudo Science and that the arrays are not dangerous or 5G:

“Please be assured that there is no scientific basis or credible evidence for any of these scare stories about street lights causing cancer and other illnesses.”

They misused Police Powers to gag Mark Steele and yesterday he left a free man and Gateshead Council to fork out £11k of taxpayers money to cover the court cost amounting to woeful ignorance. In Court, none of the Council Officers could explain what 5G is; and their leading Government expert refused to attend the Court hearing. In conclusion, the Judge refused to gag Mark, stating:

“The public have a right to know.”

21 October 2018

Switzerland: Motion 18.3856: "For a better consideration of health in the mobile telephony sector (I)"

18.3856: MOTION:  For a better consideration of health in the mobile telephony sector (I)

This is an unofficial translation from French.

Submitted by  ESTERMANN YVETTE on 26 September 2018 to the National Council, Swiss Parliament

Status of deliberations: Not yet dealt with by the Council

TEXT:

The Federal Council is responsible for not raising the limit values applicable in Switzerland, not even due to a new measurement procedure. In order to prepare for a technological shift, an alternative to 5G must be sought immediately, the main objective being to separate outdoor mobile telephony from mobile telephony inside buildings.

By publishing his final report on the "MiniWatt" project on 18 March 2003, Professor Werner Wiesbeck made public the potential for such a dissociation: outside buildings, the radiation was about 100 times lower. Inside, the cabling of the Internet connection (via optical fiber or coaxial cable) eliminated the radiation. The above-mentioned dissociation would also be an effective measure to save energy. Today's mobile phones must use unnecessarily high power, electrical energy and radiation to penetrate building insulation - and this is particularly serious in the case of 5G.

20 October 2018

Washington DC is Ground Zero for the Race to 5G

Washington DC is Ground Zero for the Race to 5G
but is the American Public Fully Informed?
by  Devra Lee Davis, PhD, MPH, Founder & President of Environmental Health Trust & Visiting Professor of Medicine The Hebrew University
thriveglobal.com, 19 October 2018

For both reporters and scientists, frank and candid discussions of telecommunications science has become a third rail – – touch it and you perish. Last month PC Magazine reporter J.C. Dvorak highlighted important gaps in understanding of new technology, in “The Problem with 5G.” 5G is the highly touted system that will connect the internet of things allowing your coffee pot, refrigerator, and garage door to talk to your cell phone. Dvorak revealed that 5G is still on the drawing boards but will employ both the current wireless frequencies of 3G and 4G and add in higher millimeter wave frequencies which can uniquely penetrate the eyes and skin.Moreover, these frequencies have the distinction of having been field tested as a military weapon for crowd control. Soon after his report appeared both Dvorak and his article were summarily removed and replaced with “What is 5G“ –an article boasting of growing markets for 2019.

Stunned by his experience, Dvorak explained that “5G Got Me Fired” warning readers “to be a little more than cautious when believing anything. As his suppressed article had also indicated, “many systems calling themselves 5G are currently 4G using 5G as a marketing tool” whereas “true 5G …needs all these mini-towers all over the place” which “leaves plenty more time for the public to get a clue and be freaked out.”

United Kingdom: Mobile Phone Cover-up? Gov't Advisory Body Disbanded - Inaccurate and Misleading Conclusions Remain

Mobile Phone Cover-up? Gov’t advisory body disbanded – inaccurate and misleading conclusions remain
by Annelie Fitzgerald, truepublica.org.uk, 17 October 2018

TruePublica recently ran a piece highlighting the most censored stories in Britain. One story that never made it into the mainstream media or even any independent media outlets in the UK at the time was the disbanding of the UK Advisory Group on Non-Ionising Radiation (AGNIR) in May 2017. This followed the revelation in December 2016 that AGNIR’s latest assessment of the science on the health impacts of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMFs)—the type emitted by modern wireless technologies—was inaccurate and subject to conflicts of interest, a story that elicited no media interest in the UK either.

19 October 2018

Switzerland: Motion: The Federal Council is responsible for amending the legislation to allow the sale of all types of light bulbs in Switzerland

18.4043 MOTION The Federal Council is responsible for amending the legislation to allow the sale of all types of light bulbs in Switzerland

This is an unofficial translation from French.

Introduced by:
ESTERMANN YVETTE on 28 September 2018 to the National Council

Status of deliberations:
Not yet dealt with by the Council

The Federal Council is responsible for amending the legislation to allow the sale of all types of light bulbs in Switzerland

DEVELOPMENT

The consumer must be able to decide for himself how he wishes to equip and light his private premises. Generally, he chooses a healthy, warm and safe light. A free and independent country like Switzerland should be able to offer a range of light bulbs. However, it is the State that decides which bulbs can be used.

The “Phonegate Scandal” Makes its Entry in the French Wikipedia

The “Phonegate Scandal” makes its entry in the French Wikipedia
Equipe PhoneGate, phonegatealert.org,  17 October 2018

Link to French version of the Phonegate scandal on Wikipédia:
https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scandale_du_Phonegate

The free encyclopedia Wikipedia has become in a few years a reference for all those who do research on the Internet. Students, researchers, journalists, or simple readers, use it several times a day to explore a subject or to learn more. To enter, one must meet several criteria set by the administrators, such as these first three founding principles that have a direct impact on the content of the encyclopedia:

  • Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, so neither a dictionary, nor a space for personal advice, promotion, etc.
  • Wikipedia seeks the neutrality of point of view, which is ensured by the verifiability, the requirement of secondary sources of quality (therefore a certain notoriety) and therefore it advises against autobiographies and prohibits unpublished works;
  • Wikipedia is published under a free license, but with respect for copyrights.“

Top Ways That Digital Technology Has Affected Our Kid’s Health

How Does The Modern Technology Affecting Our Kid’s Health?
By William Orrthefashionobserver.com, 17 October 2018

Technology! It is the single most thing that influenced the existence of the human in the last 100 years up to a very great extent. It is everywhere! Smartphones, tablets, personal computers and so on. Our life is surrounded by technology and our children are using it at home, at school, we can say everywhere. Let’s find out how technology is affecting our kid’s health.

Technology has changed virtually every aspect of our life right from the way we work to the way we socialize in our daily life. Although it has so many benefits when used responsibly like it can help us connect with others and find the answer to our questions and helps us to improve our productivity. We can create, communicate and build. Sure, we love that what the modern age of advanced technology has provided to us. But like most of the things, there are always two faces of the coin, good and bad. It completely depends on us that how we use the particular thing. There are some negative impact from technology if we overuse it, having serious consequences into our children’s lives and affecting their mental health.

Following Are The Top Ways That Digital Technology Has Affected Our Kid’s Health:

It Slows The Brain Functionality

Call for Truly Protective Limits for Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (100 kHz to 300 GHz): for Signature by Scientists, Medical Doctors and NGOs

Dr. Hardell is asking scientists, medical doctors and NGOs to join his EMF call on November 1, 2018 asking the UN, and WHO and governments to update and consider medical guidelines for wireless radiation.

Here is the document mentioned in his letter:
"Call for Truly Protective Limits for Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (100 kHz to 300 GHz)"
http://www.iemfa.org/wp-content/pdf/EMF-Call-2018-10-30.pdf

Dear Scientists, Medical Doctors and NGOs.

The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) issued draft Guidelines on July 11, 2018 for limiting exposure to electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields (100 kHz to 300 GHz). These guidelines are unscientific, obsolete and do not represent an objective evaluation of the available science on effects from this form of radiation. ICNIRP’s opinion and guidelines are unscientific and protect industry, not public health.

New truly protective guidelines are needed. We ask the United Nations, the World Health Organization, and all governments to support the development and consideration of medical guidelines, that are independent of conflicts of interests in terms of direct or indirect ties to industry, that represent the state of medical science, and that are truly protective.

18 October 2018

Aerotoxic Association Submits Evidence of Devastating Personal Experiences to International Criminal Court

Aerotoxic Association Ltd. 27 Old Gloucester St., 
Bloomsbury, London. WC1N 3AX UK

Office of the Prosecutor
The International Criminal Court The Hague
Information & Evidence Unit
PO Box 19519
2500 CM The Hague
The Netherlands

October 11, 2018

OPEN LETTER

Toxic Air in Public Transport Aircraft Cabins

As chairman of the Aerotoxic Association (AeA)*, I am writing to the International Criminal Court The Hague (ICC) to provide it with crucial evidence in a matter of public interest concerning health and safety in jet aircraft.

In May 2018 the AeA called for updates, evidence and testimonies from the international public and aircrew, in addition to the countless testimonies already received since 2006 concerning the issue of toxic substances contaminating cabin air in Public Transport aircraft.

17 October 2018

United States: Sidelined Children's Health Official, Dr. Ruth Etzel, Says EPA Inaction Means "Kids Are Disposable"

Sidelined children's health official says EPA inaction means "kids are disposable"
cbsnews.com, 15 October 2018

Dr. Ruth Etzel, the EPA's top pediatric
expert, was sidelined by the Trump
Administration.  CBS News
Making sure children are protected from environmental toxins has been Dr. Ruth Etzel's job at the Environmental Protection Agency. She's the agency's top pediatric expert – the author of textbooks and policy handbooks on children's environmental health. As director of the Office of Children's Health Protection (OCHP), it was her job to determine the impacts of regulations on children.

"I often think of the Office of Children's Health as the conscience of EPA, because, you know, we're kind of nagging at them: 'Is this okay for children? Are you sure this is okay for children?'" she told correspondent Anna Werner.

But from the beginning of the Trump administration, Dr. Etzel says it seemed those above her no longer wanted her advice. "Our message is no longer welcome. The message that children are not little adults and they need special protections is not welcome," she said.

Continue reading:

Wi-Fi: Silent Killer


SILENT KILLER - Wi-Fi / BE AWARE OF IT  (4 min - 17 November 2017)







16 October 2018

Sixteen New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (15 October 2018)

Sixteen new papers on electromagnetic fields and biology or health, courtesy of Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., Director, Center for Family and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley.
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, 15 October 2018

Dr. Moscowitz has 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 he has received numerous requests to post the abstracts on my EMR Safety website, he has compiled the collection into a document which now contains more than 500 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

Systematic Derivation of Safety Limits for Time-Varying 5G Radiofrequency Exposure Based on Analytical Models and Thermal Dose

U.S. Consumer's Views on 5G Rollout, LTE Coverage, and Health Effects of Cellular Radiation

Consumer's Views on 5G Rollout, LTE Coverage, and Health Effects of Cellular Radiation
October 2018 Report
repeaterstore.com

Report Highlights

Most consumers aren’t aware that 5G is about to launch
59.0% of consumers we polled didn’t know that 5G is around the corner. T-Mobile subscribers seemed to have the most knowledge of their carrier’s 5G plans.

Consumers aren’t excited about 5G

Consumers seem mostly indifferent to the pending roll-out. 38.1% of respondents reported that they weren’t excited about the new technology.

Consumers are open to the possibility of home broadband from wireless carriers
Our poll results indicate there seems to be a real opportunity in delivering home broadband using 5G, but more consumer education is required. T-Mobile stands to gain the most here.

Almost 20% of consumers struggle with 4G LTE coverage at home or at work
A total of 19.7% of consumers reported coverage issues with regular 4G LTE signal at home or at work. 8 years into the roll-out of LTE, it’s clear that a significant portion of consumers still have coverage problems

A third of consumers believe cell signal causes cancer
With largely-untested new “millimeter-wave” frequencies a key to components 5G, it’s likely that carriers will see resistance to roll-outs of the small cells required to blanket the country with the new technology.



15 October 2018

Switzerland: Deloitte Survey Reveals Excessive Mobile Phone Use

So bad is the epidemic
Every second Swiss is mobile phone sick
by Harry Büsser, blick.ch, 14 October 2018 - translation - extracts from article

Every second person finds himself on the phone too often. Excessive use of mobile phones in Switzerland is shown by exclusive data from the consulting firm Deloitte.

...

A recent survey from the consulting firm Deloitte, exclusively available in the SonntagsBlick. shows that 48 percent of Swiss cell phone owners find that they use their smartphones too often . In the 25 to 34 year-old age group, it is even two-thirds. Four percent of Swiss wake up at night to check their mobile phone - 8 per cent in the 25 to 34 year-old age group.

Generally, younger people are more likely to be on the phone. In addition, it can be deduced from the data of Deloitte: The larger the phone, the longer owners use it.

...

Scientists do not agree when  discussing cell phone addiction. U.S. studies define it as an addictive behavior when someone reaches for their cell phone more than 60 times a day.  The average American adult checks his phone more than 200 times a day.

Cell Phones and Breast Cancer

Cell Phones And Breast Cancer
Environmental Health Trust

Is there a link between cell phone placement and breast cancer? What you Need to Know:

1. Cellphones are two-way microwave radios that should not be kept directly on the body.
2. The soft fatty tissue of the breast readily absorbs this radiation.
3. Case Reports are accumulating of young women with no family history getting a diagnosis of breast cancer. The tumors were unusually located directly underneath the skin where they placed their cell phones in their bra.
4. Doctors voice this precautionary advice: Women should not store their cell phones in their bra.

Click on the images below to view a Powerpoint Presentation on Tiffany Frantz and her struggle with breast cancer after storing the cell phone in her bra for 5 years and to read an open Letter from Traci Frantz. She hopes that you will read her letter at a Council meeting to raise awareness of this issue.
[See original article.]

Published Research on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risks:

Breast Against Cell Phone: Danger

RE-POSTED 15 October 2018

Breast Against Cell Phone:  Danger
by Meris Michaels, Tribune de Genève - Letter to the Editor
19-20 October 2013

(Choice of image by Editor, "Towards Better Health")
Breast cancer in young women is increasing in Geneva.  This trend has been confirmed by studies in other parts of Europe.   Could one of the reasons be the habit of young women of keeping their cell phone tucked in their bra?  The makers of cell phones warn users to avoid direct contact with the skin.  The manual of Apple, for example, advises keeping one’s iPhone at a distance of 5/8 of an inch from the body, since these devices emit electromagnetic radiation, classified as a possible human carcinogen by the World Health Organization.  In the United States, doctors are seeing more and more breast cancer in women aged 21 to 39, who have no genetic predisposition to cancer but who, for several years, have been carrying their cell phone in their bra for part of the day.  These tumors are sometimes aggressive and, in spite of a mastectomy, the cancer metastasizes.  Keeping a cell phone in the bra is more common than one would think among young women:  during jogging, driving a car, hiding it at school and at work… Raising awareness of young women of the risks of this practice must now be a part of campaigns for the prevention of breast cancer.

(Note:  About 10 days ago, we sent to the Geneva English-Speaking Cancer Association a copy of Dr. Devra Davis's (President, Environmental Health Trust) recent Webinar presentation to the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition on the latest research and information on the health effects of cell phone radiation as our contribution to breast cancer awareness.  No response has yet been received.)

Dr. Davis's Webinar:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYTXDN3JXY8

13 October 2018

United Kingdom: Eton Faces Backlash After Banning Mobile Phones in the Classroom

Eton faces backlash after banning mobile phones in the classroom 
by Camilla Turner, education editor, telegraph.co.uk, 12 October 2018

Simon Henderson, headmaster at the £40,000-a-year
school, wrote to parents at the start of the academic
year to announce the ban
Eton College is facing a backlash from teachers after banning students from using mobile phones in the classroom.

Simon Henderson, headmaster at the £40,000-a-year school, wrote to parents at the start of the academic year to announce the ban, which he said would be introduced as a trial.

But the move left some of its teachers “spitting” with anger, with one senior master criticising it as “Luddite” and “Amish”.

Joe Francis, an English teacher at Eton College, said the experimental ban caused some consternation among masters who see mobile phones as a useful teaching aid.

5G Towers May Pose New Health Risk

5G Towers May Pose New Health Risk
By Ty Bollinger, thetruthaboutcancer.com, posted October 2018

T-Mobile recently announced that its new 5G network, already underway in 30 cities, will be available on its prepaid service in 2019. As carriers race to build the 5G networks of the future, one must ask: is 5G safe?

What is 5G?

Here are the basics: 5G stands for 5th Generation. It’s simply the latest iteration of wireless service. It promises to be faster, and to allow more devices to connect by utilizing higher frequencies, known as “millimeter waves”. These waves have a much shorter range, and so telecom companies will need to build hundreds of thousands of towers to transmit them.

Switzerland: 5G : We Must Protect the Population

5G : We must protect the population

Re article entitled : "L'arrivée de la 5G en Suisse suscite un intense débat" ["The arrival of 5G in Switzerland is generating an intense debate"] ("24 heures", 26 September 2018)

Letter to the Editor, 24heures.ch, 11 October 2018 - translation

5G requires greater capacity from our antennas but a
significant portion of the population fears exposure to
waves. 
Keystone
The National Council is considering the revision of the Telecommunications Act. Some provisions reducing the exposure to waves of mobile telephony users could be ruled out, for example, the installation of cables instead of Wi-Fi to connect to the Internet. In 2011, the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified radiofrequency electromagnetic (EM) fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans (Group 2B). The Wi-Fi emits the same type of waves. Today, there is enough evidence to reclassify these waves as carcinogenic (Group 1).

The law would also not ensure the protection of children and young people from the dangers associated with the use of telecommunications services.

Going Underground: Cell Sites and Other WiFi Radiation Emitting Equipment In Residential Neighborhoods and Everywhere Else

Going Underground: Cell Sites and Other WiFi Radiation Emitting Equipment In Residential Neighborhoods and Everywhere Else
by BN Frank, activistpost.com, 8 October 2018 - [View the several videos in the article.]

For decades, U.S. agencies have followed a policy that no threshold of radiation exposure is risk-free. Decades of research supports this on both ionizing and non-ionizing (cell phone and wireless WiFi) radiation.

Insurance companies have caught on and it has affected the way they do business.

But who cares, right? The “Race for 5G” and the implementation of “Smart Cities” in the U.S. is basically allowing the Telecom Industry (aka Big Wireless) to install harmful radiation emitting 4G and 5G small cell towers and other wireless infrastructure both above ground and below in residential yards, public rights of ways, etc.

Many elected officials and government employees seem to be sold on doing this because they keep introducing, pushing and passing federal legislation that prevents municipalities from stopping installation. This is happening despite widespread scientific opposition, municipal government and citizen protest, lawsuits threatened and filed by various organizations, and health effects (on pets and people) already being reported where it’s been installed.

France: Yvelines: A Man Recognized as a Victim of a Work Accident Due to His Electrosensitivity

Yvelines: a man recognized as a victim of a work accident due to his electrosensitivity
europe1.fr, 10 October 2018 - translation

In its decision, the Tass held that "the existence of a
cause of this accident is not reported" and that it
could be attributed to work. @AFP
An initial medical assessment had concluded that there was  "psychiatric" discomfort caused by "anxiety disorders" unrelated to the work environment.

A man diagnosed with electrosensitivity was found to be a victim of a work accident due to his intolerance to electromagnetic waves by the Yvelines Social Security Affairs Court (Tass). This customer service technician from a telecommunications company was the victim of a malaise on November 6, 2013 at his workplace.

Emerging Risks: Does Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Present a Current or Future Claims Risk?

Emerging risks: does electromagnetic hypersensitivity present a current or future claims risk?
By David Wynn, Clyde & Co, commercialriskonline.com, 27  September 2018

As technology has increased, there has been an inevitable proliferation in the number of electromagnetic and radiofrequency field sources that people are exposed to on a daily basis. These include Wi-Fi, power lines, mobile phones and masts, IT equipment and other electronic devices.

There are increasing numbers of people who report experiencing unpleasant symptoms due to exposure to these electromagnetic sources – a condition known as electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) – describing a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Headaches, dizziness and nausea
  • Difficulty concentrating and/or memory loss
  • Irritability, depression and/or anxiety
  • Insomnia or fatigue.

12 October 2018

To the Editor: Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

This excellent editorial should inspire other people to contribute letters and opinions on electromagnetic radiation and electrohypersensitivity to newspapers.  We have done so here in Suisse Romande.

To the Editor: Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

by Barbara J. Cruickshank, RN, MSN, Crozet Gazette (Virginia), 5 October 2018

I developed electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) about 4 years ago. This means that when I am near electromagnetic radiation sources such as WIFI, cell phones, smart meters, and cell towers, I begin to feel ill. (www.who.int/peh-emf/publications/facts/fs296/en/; www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27454111; www.who.int/peh-emf/publications/facts/fs296/en/)

My symptoms include headache, pressure in my skull, eye pain, visual distortions, insomnia, anxiety, extreme fatigue, dizziness, palpitations, and immune system dysfunction.

Schools in Denmark Favour Rules on Mobile Phones

Schools in Denmark favour rules on mobile phones
Ritzau/The Local, 11 October 2018

File Photo: Kasper Palsov/Ritzau Scanpix
A high proportion of Denmark’s schools have chosen to implement rules against smartphones in classrooms, after the government decided against national legislation on the area.

The three parties with the largest number of MPs – the Social Democrats, Liberal (Venstre) party and the Danish People's Party – all said earlier this year that they consider rules on phones at school to be up to local authorities. The former two parties said they were open to a discussion of a national measure on the matter in future, but not at the present time.

Only 12 percent of schools in Denmark now lack rules on mobile phones, according to a series of spot checks by the Ministry of Education.

11 October 2018

How Many Doctors Get Training in Non-Ionizing Radiation related Health Effects?

How Many Doctors Get Training in Non-Ionizing Radiation related Health Effects?
by Dr. Pri Bandaralinkedin.com, 10 October 2018

Photo credit rawpixel @ unsplash.com
Human exposure to man-made non-ionizing radiation (NIR) has skyrocketed over the last few decades. The prime example is microwave range radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation (RF-EMR) that has increased by over 10 to the 18 times from extremely low natural levels due to widespread deployment of wireless communication and surveillance technologies.

While there is ongoing scientific debate over the health impact of this environmental pollutant that has demonstrated significant biological/health effects in several thousand peer-reviewed publications, notable medical organizations have declared that people are getting sick from chronic exposure to currently permitted levels or at least accepted health risks, recommending exposure minimisation. There are now published guidelines for diagnosing EMF/EMR-related health problems from the European Academy for Environmental Medicine and the Austrian Medical Association.

10 October 2018

How to Keep the Internet of Things from Killing Us All

HOW TO KEEP THE INTERNET OF THINGS FROM KILLING US ALL
by DAVID M. PERRYpsmag.com, 9 October 2018

Author Bruce Schneier warns about the coming hyper-networked world where all your devices are talking to each other.

(Photo: ImKork/Unsplash)
The world is wired. Thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), pretty much every electronic device we own can now talk to each of our other devices. While it might seem fun to be able to adjust settings on your refrigerator from your cell phone or track brush strokes from your e-toothbrush app, the IoT comes with a brand new set of vulnerabilities as well. Last spring, a computer security company revealed that hackers had stolen a casino's entire database of high rollers by exploiting vulnerabilities in an Internet-connected aquarium. What happens when cheap IoT devices can drive your car off a cliff or give you poisons instead of medicine?

In Click Here to Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-Connected World, technologist and best-selling author Bruce Schneier argues that the emerging ability of connected devices to move and influence the physical world has created new threats for which we are woefully ill-prepared.

The EMF Plague, Parts 1 and 2, Published by Nexus Magazine, 2017

The EMF Plague by Donna Fisher © January 2017 Part 1 of 2 
by Donna Fisher, Nexus, Feb-March 2017

Scientific evidence demonstrates that microwave radiation from mobile phones and Wi-Fi damages our DNA and harms our health. Legislating against Wi-Fi I n January 2015, the French National Assembly made history by passing a new national law to reduce exposure to wireless radiation electromagnetic fields (EMF). According to the law, Wi-Fi and wireless devices are now banned in "the spaces dedicated to home, to rest and activities of children under 3 years", Wi-Fi must be minimised in "schools for children up to 11 years" and Wi-Fi routers must be turned off when not in use for educational purposes.1

Read here:
http://www.donnafisher.net/images/The-EMF-Plague-Part-1.pdf


09 October 2018

Radiation Causes Cancer in Rats. What About Humans?
by Richard Maxwell, Ph.D. and Toby Miller, Ph.D.
Greening the Media, 9 October 2018

An update on the science and how big telecoms emit a deadly smog of radiation

(Choice of image by Editor, "Towards Better Health")
It  has been over two years since the National Toxicology Program (NTP) released partial findings from a long-term study of the effects of cellphone radiofrequency radiation (RFR) on mice and rats. As we reported in this column at the time, the report did not suggest a strong link between exposure and cancer in rodents. Nor did it speculate on whether cellphones cause cancer in humans, though the study did acknowledge that cellphone radiation is classified as a “possible human carcinogen” by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). When a draft of the final report was released in February of this year, the evidence linking cellphone RFR to cancer was still deemed “equivocal.” That’s one step up from “no evidence” in the NTP’s scale of evidence.

Presentation by Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe - Children with Cancer Conference - 2018 (13 September 2018)

This is an outstanding presentation on EMF and EHS.

Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe - Children with Cancer Conference - 2018 (13 September 2018 - 31 min.):

"Cancer-related and biological justifications for minimising child IR and NIR radiation exposures"


https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=29&v=7HJcH_ZP-y0

08 October 2018

4 How Big Wireless Convinced Us Cell Phones and Wi-Fi are Safe

We are very pleased to note that this article contains a section on the Phonegate industrial and health scandal.

4 How Big Wireless Convinced Us Cell Phones and Wi-Fi are Safe
projectcensored.org, 2 October 2018

A Kaiser Permanente study (published December 2017 in Scientific Reports) conducted controlled research testing on hundreds of pregnant women in the San Francisco Bay area and found that those who had been exposed to magnetic field (MF) non-ionizing radiation associated with cell phones and wireless devices had 2.72 times more risk of miscarriage than those with lower MF exposure. Furthermore, the study reported that the association was “much stronger” when MF was measured “on a typical day of participants’ pregnancies.” According to lead investigator De-Kun Li, the possible effects of MF exposure have been controversial because, “from a public health point of view, everybody is exposed. If there is any health effect, the potential impact is huge.” [For previous Project Censored coverage of this topic, see Julian Klein and Casey Lewis, with Kenn Burrows and Peter Phillips, “Accumulating Evidence of Ongoing Wireless Technology Health Hazards,” in Censored 2015: Inspiring We the People.]

A March 2018 investigation for the Nation by Mark Hertsgaard and Mark Dowie showed how the scope of this public health issue has been inadequately reported by the press and underappreciated by the public. Hertsgaard and Dowie reported that the telecom industry has employed public relations tactics, first pioneered by Big Tobacco in the 1960s and developed by fossil-fuel companies in the 1980s, to influence both the public’s understanding of wireless technologies and regulatory debates.

07 October 2018

Giving Your Child a Smartphone is Like Giving Them a Gram of Cocaine, Says Top Addiction Expert

Giving Your Child a Smartphone is Like Giving Them a Gram of Cocaine, Says Top Addiction Expert
ibtimes.co.uk, 24 September 2018

Top addiction expert is warning parents to avoid giving their children smartphones and tablets, as social media apps can be just as dangerously addictive as alcohol and drugs to children and teenagers.

While it might seem harmless for your child to be spending time messaging friends on apps like Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr, this too can become an addiction.

According to most recent statistics from communications watchdog Ofcom, more than four out of 10 parents of 12-15 year olds find it difficult to control how much screen time their children get.

EMF Conference @ NIH with Pall, Clegg, Sullivan and Scarato [Video Clips]

EMF Conference @ NIH with Pall, Clegg, Sullivan and Scarato [Video Clips]
by Cecelia Doucettetakebackyourpower.net, 4 October 2018

Highly-compelling presentations from the Health in Buildings Roundtable Conference held at the NIH this summer. All 11 talks are less than 10 minutes for easy sharing; Q&A are also included. Watch the series above or on YouTube here.

This summer I was honored to be asked to co-chair a technology panel at the Health in Buildings Roundtable Conference which was coincidentally held at the NIH (though not formally commissioned by the NIH).

The experts on the panel addressing wireless radiation were:

  • Dr. Martin Pall to present scientific reviews of the EMF/EMR biological harm and the urgency to stop 5G
  • Retired Microsoft Canada President Frank Clegg to indicate the industry can do better
  • Environmental Health Trust Executive Director Theodora Scarato to discuss the need to protect especially children
  • Clear Light Ventures CEO Peter Sullivan to explore safe technology solutions

06 October 2018

Is Wi-Fi in Schools Harming Our Children? The Testimony of Rodney Palmer

Is Wi-Fi in Schools Harming Our Children? The Testimony of Rodney Palmer
By: GMI Reporter, greenmedinfo.com, 1st October 2018

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[Video in original article]:
"Two children have dropped dead in Simcoe County Schools
since Wi-Fi was installed..."
~ Rodney Palmer (min. 2:07)


Rodney Palmer gives concerning testimony to the Royalty Society of Canada on how the roll out of powerful wi-fi systems in Canadian schools may account for debilitating and even deadly side effects, such as sudden cardiac arrest in students

Rodney Palmer's Testimony on Oct 28th, 2013 to the Royal Society of Canada on Safety Code 6:

"When their findings don’t fit his business model.

When they don’t like the message, they disparage the messenger.

Experts Predict More Crashes, New Risks in Era of Automated Driving Systems

Experts Predict More Crashes, New Risks in Era of Automated Driving Systems
By Keith Barry, consumerreports.org, 3 October 2018

Recent crashes could be warning sign of what’s to come as technology spreads to more affordable cars

The Tesla Model S that crashed into a fire truck in South Jordan, Utah.
The front half of the Tesla Model S sat destroyed, fully wedged under the back of a fire truck on a major highway just outside Salt Lake City.

The driver told local crash investigators she’d been using the Autopilot driver-assist system on her Tesla. It wasn’t until later they learned from the automaker that her hands were off the wheel for 80 seconds before impact.

This was the first time firefighters with the Unified Fire Authority responded to a car crash related to partially automated driving systems, according to assistant chief Mike Watson. His department has seen lots of crashes caused by distracted or impaired drivers, but this was completely new territory.

05 October 2018

8 Places You Should Never Keep Your Phone

8 Places You Should Never Keep Your Phone: in your pocket, in your bra, in your bed or under your pillow, plugged in, close to your face, in your glove compartment, on your beach towel, anywhere in your bathroom.

8 Places You Should Never Keep Your Phone
by Emily DiNuzzo, Reader's Digest, posted here October 2018

You’re probably guilty of these.

In your pocket

ANAID studio/Shutterstock
Keeping your phone in your pocket seems logical, but you could be doing more harm than good. According to Lilly Friedman, MD, this is actually the worst place to store your cell phone. “When cell phones are on, connected to a wireless network, and placed in a pocket, the radiation is two to seven times higher than if it were placed in a purse or holster,” she says. There is a correlation between radiation from a cell phone and tumor growth, she adds. Plus, radiation can change the structure of DNA and affect male fertility, according to Dr. Friedman. The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer also found that cell phone radiation is additionally carcinogenic to humans. Merely sitting on your phone could cause health issues such as sciatica or other back problems as well.

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04 October 2018

U.S. Kids Spend Too Much Time in Front of a Screen and Too Little Asleep, Study Finds

US kids spend too much time in front of a screen and too little asleep, study finds
Agence France-Presse / The Guardian, 27 September 2018

  • Only 5% meet sleep, exercise and screen time guidelines
  • Sleep and screen findings linked to drop-off in cognitive skills

'We found that more than two hours of recreational screen
time in children was associated with poorer cognitive
development,' said one of the report's authors. 
Photo: Ijubaphoto/ Getty Images
Only one in 20 kids in the United States meets guidelines on sleep, exercise and screen time, and nearly a third are outside recommendations for all three, a new study has found.

On average, children aged eight to 11 spent 3.6 hours a day glued to a TV, mobile phone, tablet or computer screen, nearly double the suggested limit of two hours, researchers found.

Too little sleep and excess screen time were clearly linked to a drop-off in cognitive skills, such as language ability, memory and task completion, they reported in the Lancet Child & Adolescent Health.

Study Links Restricting Screen Time for Kids to Higher Mental Performance

Study links restricting screen time for kids to higher mental performance
By Hamza Shaban, Washington Post, 27 September 2018

Technology is meant to grab your attention. But how can we live without technology consuming our lives? Find out how in this video that focused on family. (Jhaan Elker/The Washington Post)
[See original article.]

Parents who possess the resolve to separate their children from their smartphones may be helping their kids' brainpower, a new study suggests.

Children who use smartphones and other devices in their free time for less than two hours a day performed better on cognitive tests assessing their thinking, language and memory, according to a study published Wednesday in the Lancet Child & Adolescent Health.

The study assessed the behavior of 4,500 children, ages 8 to 11, by looking at their sleep schedules, how much time they spent on screens and their amount of exercise, and analyzed how those factors affected the children’s mental abilities.

New California State Study Reveals That Cell Phone Use in Poor Reception Increases Microwave Radiation 10,000 Times

New California State Study Reveals That Cell Phone Use in Poor Reception Increases Microwave Radiation 10,000 Times
Environmental Health Trust, 3 October 2018
This press release was orginally distributed by SBWire

Teton Village, WY -- (SBWIRE) -- 10/03/2018 -- A new research paper to be published in the journal Environmental Research today by California Department of Public Health (CDPH) research scientists finds that using cell phones used in areas of weak reception can result in microwave radiation emissions 10,000-fold more intense than in areas with strong network signals. In "Real World Cellular Phone Radio-Frequency Electromagnetic Field Exposure," the scientists tested the microwave radiofrequency radiation levels from almost two dozen different cell phones in "real-world" situations to understand the difference in cell phone radiation exposures people can get in different situations. The paper concludes with "straightforward" recommendations that the public avoid using cell phones when signals are weak, and also recommends that people should limit overall cell phone exposure by using speakerphone, choosing texting rather than voice calls and distancing the phone away from the body, even in areas with strong network signals.

The authors state that "precautionary use of cell phones could lessen a user's radiofrequency EMF exposure by a factor of up to 10,000."