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

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

Roundup Exposure Speeds Up Antibiotic Resistance

Roundup exposure speeds up antibiotic resistance - study
By: Jamie Morton, Science Reporter, NZ Herald, 12 October 2018

Bacteria can develop antibiotic resistance up to 100,000
times faster when exposed to Roundup and another
widely-used herbicide.  Photo / File
Bacteria can develop antibiotic resistance up to 100,000 times faster when exposed to Roundup and another widely-used herbicide, a study co-authored by a New Zealand scientist has found.

The findings add to a growing body of evidence that herbicides used on a mass industrial scale, but not intended to be antibiotics, can have profound effects on bacteria, the University of Canterbury's Professor Jack Heinemann said.

This could have potentially negative implications for medicine's ability to treat infectious diseases caused by bacteria, at a time world health authorities are warning that by 2050, 10 million people could be dying annually due to antibiotic resistance.

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

14 October 2018

Scientists Create New Map of Brain Region Linked to Alzheimer's Disease

Scientists create new map of brain region linked to Alzheimer's disease
University of Southern Californiamedicalxpress.com, 8 October 2018

Curing some of the most vexing diseases first requires navigating the world's most complex structure—the human brain. So, USC scientists have created the most detailed atlas yet of the brain's memory bank.

Cartographers of the cranium, a USC research team has illustrated the internal circuitry of the hippocampus in detail that would make the great ancient mapmaker, Ptolemy, proud. Using fluorescent tracers and 3-D animation, the scientists show structures, nerve connections and functions in vivid detail. The study appears today in the journal Nature Neuroscience.

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

13 Investigates: Poor Cell Phone Reception Could Increase Your Radiation Exposure by 10,000x

13 Investigates: Poor cell phone reception could increase your radiation exposure by 10,000x
by Bob Segall, wthr.com, 5 October 2018, updated 8 October 2018

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (WTHR) – Your cell phone constantly emits low levels of radiation. A new study obtained by 13 Investigates says the radiation levels you're exposed to might b
e dramatically higher depending on WHERE you are using your phone.

Researchers at the California Department of Health say using cell phones in areas with weak reception can result in microwave radiation emissions that are 10,000 times higher than in areas with strong reception.

The study, made public this week, is being published in the journal Environmental Research, and it suggests consumers should take extra precautions when they see only one or two "bars" of reception on their mobile phones.

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

ElectromagneticHealth.org Founder Honored With Award from The American Academy of Environmental Medicine

Congratulations and thank you to Camilla Reese

We believe everyone who is working to raise awareness about the biological, health and other effects from cell phones, wireless technologies and wireless infrastructure deserves special recognition.

ElectromagneticHealth.org Founder Honored With Award from The American Academy of Environmental Medicine
by emily, electromagnetichealth.org, 6 October 2018

Westminster, CO, October 6, 2018. Health and environmental activist Camilla Rees, MBA, was awarded the Jonathan Forman Award today by the American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM). The award is given to an individual, not necessarily a medical doctor, who in the opinion of the Academy has made an outstanding contribution to the field of Environmental Medicine.

Since the award was established in 1968, honoring one of the great pioneers in Environmental Medicine, Dr. Theron Randolph, the Jonathan Forman Award has been given to Medical Doctors and scientists, with nine exceptions, including Ralph Nader in 1970; U.S. Senator Harry Reid in 1993; then U.S. Congressman, Bernie Sanders in 1994; and U.S. Congressman Berkeley Bedell in 1995.

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

This article is copyrighted by GreenMedInfo LLC, 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.

Typical mutations in children of radar soldiers

Typical mutations in children of radar soldiers 
uni-bonn.de, 5 October 2018

Pilot study involving the University of Bonn indicates genetic damage caused by radiation

Access to full text published in Nature:
www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-33066-x

The offspring of radar soldiers exposed to high doses of radiation during their service experience more genetic alterations than families without radiation exposure. This has been demonstrated in a pilot study by the research team involving Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, the Berlin Institute of Health (BIH), the Max Delbrück Centre for Molecular Medicine, Radboud University Nijmegen (Netherlands) and the University Hospital Bonn, which has now been published in the journal ‘Scientific Reports’. The results of this pilot study will be reviewed in a larger scale study.

Until the 1980s, military radar systems were often inadequately shielded against spurious radiation emitted by radar amplifier tubes. Such rays can cause radiation damage to service and maintenance personnel. The persons involved have joined forces in the ‘Association for the support of persons harmed by radar beams‘. In 2003, a commission of experts made recommendations on compensatory payments. Since some children of former radar soldiers suffer from physical disabilities attributed to the radiation exposure of their fathers, their offspring are now in the spotlight. Whether radiation led to genotype damage in these children is debated.

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.

Continue reading:

04 October 2018

United States: Cities Will Sue FCC to Stop $2 Billion Giveaway to Wireless Carriers

Cities will sue FCC to stop $2 billion giveaway to wireless carriers
by JON BRODKINarstechnica.com, 3 October 2018

After FCC vote, cities try to restore local control over 5G fees and equipment.

Cities are planning to sue the Federal Communications Commission over its decision to preempt local rules on deployment of 5G wireless equipment.

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and City Attorney Pete Holmes yesterday said their city intends to appeal the FCC order in federal court. Seattle will be coordinating with other cities on a lawsuit, they said.

"In coordination with the overwhelming majority of local jurisdictions that oppose this unprecedented federal intrusion by the FCC, we will be appealing this order, challenging the FCC's authority and its misguided interpretations of federal law," they said in a press release.

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.

United States: The Trump Administration Is Moving to Weaken EPA Radiation Regulations: Experts

The Trump Administration Is Moving to Weaken EPA Radiation Regulations: Experts
By ELLEN KNICKMEYER / AP / Time, 3 October  2018

(WASHINGTON) — The EPA is pursuing rule changes that experts say would weaken the way radiation exposure is regulated, turning to scientific outliers who argue that a bit of radiation damage is actually good for you — like a little bit of sunlight.

The government’s current, decades-old guidance says that any exposure to harmful radiation is a cancer risk. And critics say the proposed change could lead to higher levels of exposure for workers at nuclear installations and oil and gas drilling sites, medical workers doing X-rays and CT scans, people living next to Superfund sites and any members of the public who one day might find themselves exposed to a radiation release.

The Trump administration already has targeted a range of other regulations on toxins and pollutants, including coal power plant emissions and car exhaust, that it sees as costly and burdensome for businesses. Supporters of the EPA’s proposal argue the government’s current model that there is no safe level of radiation — the so-called linear no-threshold model — forces unnecessary spending for handling exposure in accidents, at nuclear plants, in medical centers and at other sites.

What Does Increased Cell Phone Use Tell Us about Cancer Rates in Europe?

WHAT DOES INCREASED CELL PHONE USE TELL US ABOUT CANCER RATES IN EUROPE?
by Amanda Warren, Guest, Waking Times, 28 March 2018

Even though membership is on the rise, no one wants to join “The Cancer Club.”

In 2011, The World Health Organization classified sources of cell phone and wireless WiFi radiation as “Possibly Carcinogenic.”

Wireless radiation is microwave radiation. It is referred to by many different names:

  • Cell Phone Radiation
  • Microwave Frequency
  • Microwave Radiation
  • RadioFrequency (RF)
  • RadioFrequency Radiation (RFR)
  • Wireless Frequency
  • WiFi

Since 2011, there have been scientists who have stated that the “Possibly Carcinogenic” classification is too low. In 2017, long-time WHO advisor, Dr. Anthony Miller, claimed there was enough research that proves all sources of cell phone and wireless WiFi radiation should be classified as “Carcinogenic.”

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."

02 October 2018

Why 5G Will Disappoint Everyone

This article includes discussion of 5G phones and health issues of 5G.

OPINION
Why 5G will disappoint everyone
By Mike Elgan, Contributing Columnist, Computerworld. 29 September 2018 

Wireless connections that are 20 times faster? What could be disappointing about that?

You’ve heard the claims: 5G will enable safe self-driving cars, streaming virtual reality, long-distance surgery, 3D holographic video calls, the $50 smartphone and the four-hour workweek.

5G will usher in the real-time enterprise (RTE), we’re told, transforming business completely.

The companies building 5G technology say real-world 5G speeds will be 10 to 20 times faster than 4G — realistically between 100 and 200 Mbit/sec.

More importantly, 5G should have much lower latency — from around 20 milliseconds for today’s networks to about 1 millisecond with 5G — so everything in the cloud will be more responsive and video calls will be a lot better.

Best of all, the new 5G phones are coming out next year, so all these benefits are imminent.

Hooray! We’re months away from a 5G-enabled Age of Aquarius!

Well, I’m sorry to be a Debbie Downer, but 5G isn’t going to be all that great anytime soon

United States: Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran on FCC’s Order Subordinating Local Property Rights

“The Conference believes this aggressive, and surely unlawful, intervention will prove counterproductive."


Statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran on FCC’s Order Subordinating Local Property Rights
by Sara Durr, usmayors.org, 26 September 2018

Washington, DC—Below is a statement by U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran on today’s FCC final Order on removing barriers to small cell deployment:

“The U.S. Conference of Mayors conveys its strongest opposition to today’s final Order issued by the Federal Communications Commission. While The U.S. Conference of Mayors supports the nation’s efforts to win the race to 5G, today’s FCC action misapplies federal law to federalize local public property as part of its efforts to bestow upon a class of private companies special rights to access local rights-of-ways and public property.

01 October 2018

United Kingdom: Social Media Guidelines to be Drawn Up Amid Fears of Impact on Young People's Mental Health

Social media guidelines to be drawn up amid fears of impact on young people's mental health
itv.com, 29 September 2018

Video report by ITV News Correspondent Tom Sheldrick

Credit: PA
Medical experts have been instructed to draw up official guidelines for social media use amid fears over its impact on child mental health, Matt Hancock has revealed.

The Health and Social Care Secretary said he was "very worried" as a father by the growing evidence of the detrimental effect on the health of young people.

He has instructed Dame Sally Davies, the UK's chief medical officer, to begin preparing official guidance on safe time limits that would work in a similar way to safe alcohol limits.

Mr Hancock told ITV News: "Technology can be a great force for good but it also brings problems and anybody who has children knows that the pressures of using social media are really significant, they're social pressures essentially."

Mobile Usage: Brain Cancer on Rise, People Going Deaf, Says Mumbai IIT Prof

Mobile usage: Brain cancer on rise, people going deaf, says Mumbai IIT Prof
by Dr. Asha Mishra Upadhyay, New Delhi, (UNI), 30 September 2018 (14:02 IST)

New Delhi: There is no doubt that while on one hand cellphones have made our lives way easier by bringing the world on our fingertips, but lack of knowledge regarding proper usage of mobile handsets in India and worse, the dangerous electromagnetic radiation emitted from the mobile towers is much more than set international standard.

As a result, hundreds of people are paying the price of this ‘technical advancement’ every year.

Findings of a new study point towards something even more sinister. According to the latest research, using cellphones for more than half an hour daily can double the risk of brain tumour in the next 10 years.

The crusader initiating a fight against radiation, Dr Girish Kumar -- professor in the department of Electrical Engineering of IIT Mumbai -- told UNI, “I recently interacted with many renowned ENT specialists from different parts of the country and I have reached the conclusion that the cases of brain tumours and hearing loss are on the rise. All the contacted specialists have agreed to one common fact: that number of brain tumours and hearing loss cases are increasing day by day. I have published this report in my magazine.”