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18 November 2018

College Students Choose Smartphones Over Food

College students choose smartphones over food
November 16, 2018 by Ellen Goldbaum, University at Buffalo

Credit:  CC0 Public Domain
University at Buffalo researchers have found that college students prefer food deprivation over smartphone deprivation, according to results from a paper in Addictive Behaviors.

Sara O'Donnell, lead author on the paper and clinical psychology doctoral student in the Department of Pediatrics in the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at UB, said the results suggest that smartphones can be more reinforcing than food for college students.

"In this study, we provide evidence for the first time that smartphones are reinforcing," she said. O'Donnell is co-author with Leonard H. Epstein, Ph.D., SUNY Distinguished Professor and director of the behavioral medicine division in the Department of Pediatrics.

FCC Tells SpaceX It Can Deploy Up to 11,943 Broadband Satellites

FCC tells SpaceX it can deploy up to 11,943 broadband satellites
by JON BRODKIN,  arstechnica.com, 15 November 2018

Initial launch of 4,425 satellites to be followed by 7,518 closer to the ground.

SpaceX today received US approval to deploy 7,518 broadband satellites, in addition to the 4,425 satellites that were approved eight months ago.

Getty Images/ Olena_T
The Federal Communications Commission voted to let SpaceX launch 4,425 low-Earth orbit satellites in March of this year. SpaceX separately sought approval for 7,518 satellites operating even closer to the ground, saying that these will boost capacity and reduce latency in heavily populated areas. That amounts to 11,943 satellites in total for SpaceX's Starlink broadband service.

SpaceX "proposes to add a very-low Earth orbit (VLEO) NGSO [non-geostationary satellite orbit] constellation, consisting of 7,518 satellites operating at altitudes from 335km to 346km," the FCC said in the draft of the order that it approved unanimously today. The newly approved satellites would use frequencies between 37.5 and 42GHz for space-to-Earth transmissions and frequencies between 47.2 and 51.4GHz for Earth-to-space transmissions, the FCC said.

17 November 2018

California Utility Customers May Be on Hook for Billions in Wildfire Damage

There is something a lot more sinister going on here...

California Utility Customers May Be on Hook for Billions in Wildfire Damage
By Ivan Penn and Peter Eavis, The New York Times, 14 November 2018

(Photo):  Investigators have yet to determine the cause of the Camp Fire, which has killed at least 56 people. Many fires in recent years have been caused by downed power lines serving California’s utilities.CreditCreditJenna Schoenefeld for The New York Times

As wildfires ravage large swaths of California for a second year, one of the state’s biggest utilities has declared that it faces billions of dollars in potential liability — far more than its insurance would cover.

The potential losses could leave the company’s customers on the hook to pay the bill, exposing businesses and consumers to higher costs. The utility, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, could even face bankruptcy, putting pressure on the state for a bailout.

How High-tech Is Your “Smart Car”?

How High-tech Is Your “Smart Car”?
By Catherine J. Frompovichactivistpost.com, 15 November 2018

Thanks to Andrew Michrowski, PhD, President of the Planetary Association for Clean Energy in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, for sharing the following information with me, which I truly appreciate.

The “Smart Car” is destined to become an integral part of the Internet of Things (IoT), which will operate on 5G bandwidths. It’s known as “Car-to-Car Communication.”

Already so for [U.S.] FCC car rules @ 2200 X higher power at 3 metres [9 feet] away than European Council EMF guidelines (giving exposure of 220 µW/cm2 for drivers).
… Federal Register 2012/08/13/2012-19732

5G Car Microwaves (~24 GHz and ~77 GHz)

The Facebook Dilemma

The Facebook Dilemma
by Dr. Joseph Mercola, 17 November 2018


  • As of the third quarter of 2018, 2.27 billion people actively used Facebook, the world’s largest social media site, up from 1 billion in 2012
  • Facebook is unique in its ability to monetize the time people spend on its platform. During the third quarter of 2018, the site generated more than $6 per user
  • Ninety-eight percent of Facebook’s revenue comes from advertising, which totaled $39.9 billion in 2017
  • The addition of the “Like” button in 2009 revolutionized the company’s ability to gather personal data — information about your preferences that can then be sold
  • The significant danger with giving out personal data is that you’re opening yourself up to be a target of manipulation — whether you’re being manipulated to buy something you don’t need or believe something that isn’t true

CDC: Suicide Rate Among U.S. Workers Increasing

CDC: Suicide Rate Among U.S. Workers Increasing
by Lorraine Chow, EcoWatch, 16 November 2018

Suicide rates are highest for males in construction and
extraction; females in arts, design, entertainment, sports and
media, the CDC found.
Michellaurence/ Flickr/ CC BY 2.0
From 2000 to 2016, the suicide rate among American workers has increased 34 percent, up 12.9 per 100,000 working persons to 17.3, according to a worrisome new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Workers with the highest suicide rates have construction, mining and drilling jobs, the U.S. health officials reported Thursday.

The CDC study does not explain why more U.S. workers appear to be taking their own lives. But by breaking down suicide rates by occupation, this can help doctors and lawmakers support the workers who may be most at risk of suicide.

California Judge Orders Next Monsanto Weed-Killer Cancer Trial for March

California judge orders next Monsanto weed-killer cancer trial for March
by Tina Bellonreuters.com, 15 November 2018

File Photo: A woman uses a Monsanto's Roundup
weedkiller spray without glyphosate in a garden
in Ercuis near Paris, France, May 6, 2018.
Reuters/Benoit Tessier/File Photo
(Reuters) - A California judge on Thursday granted an expedited trial in the case of a California couple suffering from cancer who sued Bayer AG’s Monsanto unit, alleging the company’s glyphosate-containing weed killer Roundup caused their disease.

The order by Superior Court Judge Ioana Petrou in Oakland, California, comes on the heels of a $289 million verdict in the first glyphosate trial in San Francisco, in which a jury found Monsanto liable for causing a school groundskeeper’s cancer.

Damages were later reduced to $78 million, and Bayer, which denies the allegations, said it would appeal the decision.

Its share price, however, has dropped nearly 30 percent since the Aug. 10 jury verdict and the company faces some 9,300 U.S. glyphosate lawsuits.

Your Habit Of Buying A New Smartphone Every 2 Years Is Killing The Planet

Your Habit Of Buying A New Smartphone Every 2 Years Is Killing The Planet
By Daniel Tencerhuffingtonpost.ca, 14 November 2018

Canadian researchers blame telecoms and phone makers for creating an unsustainable business model.

Caiaimage/Tomorrow via Getty Images
The common practice of buying a new smartphone every two years is taking a toll on the planet and threatens to undermine efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Canadian researchers have found.

In a research paper published earlier this year, McMaster University associate professor Lotfi Belkhir, along with recent graduate Ahmed Elmeligi of the faculty of engineering concluded that the global information and communications tech sector — including consumer devices — is in the midst of a rapid explosion in its carbon footprint.

While the entire sector accounted for just 1 to 1.6 per cent of global carbon emissions in 2007, by 2040, it will account for 14 per cent of emissions, the researchers projected. That's the equivalent of half the transportation sector's emissions.

What Brain and Sperm Share and Why Care - TEDx Talk on Cell Phone Radiation by Dr. Devra Davis

Please view and share this very informative video on cell phone radiation.

Rapid Fire - What Brain and Sperm Share and Why Care | Dr. Devra Davis | TEDxJacksonHole
 (9 November 2018 - 14 min.)

16 November 2018

Tech Impairs Children’s Health and Development

Tech Impairs Children’s Health and Development
allusanewshub.com, 12 November 2018

The latest report from the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) should set off alarms bell in the heads of parents around the world. Unfortunately, most of them are as distracted as their children by the very same cause for concern: digital technology.

The WCRF explained that too much screen time fuels childhood obesity. In turn, obesity puts children at greater risk of developing at least 12 deadly cancers. Increasing interaction with smartphones, tablets, and gaming consoles is one the primary drivers of long-term weight gain, because those products promote a sedentary lifestyle at a time when children should be engaging in physical activity.

California: PG&E Outlook Ominous If Utility Is Found Responsible for California's Worst Wildfire

"What kind of fire decimates houses and melts cars but doesn't burn trees (or even leaves in some cases)?" (see photo at end of this post).
"The cause of California's most destructive and deadly wildfire has not yet been determined. But PG&E said a transmission line in the area went offline 15 minutes before the fire was first reported, and the company found a damaged transmission tower near where investigators said the fire began. The fire has killed at least 48 people and destroyed more than 7,000 homes."

PG&E outlook ominous if utility is found responsible for California's worst wildfire
By Alejandra Reyes-Velarde, Los Angeles Times, 15 November 2018

(Photo:) © Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times/TNS Outside of Pulga, Calif., on the North Fork of the Feather River, the Camp Fire continues to burn on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018. It has already burned more than 200,000 square miles. The Woosley Fire has claimed the most lives, and is inching in on destruction of acreage as the deadliest and worst fire California has seen in human history. From the start of the destructive fire, firefighters struggled to contrain the flames.This blaze came on the heels of one of the hottest summers on record for the region, after years of drought that left the woodlands in the Santa Monica Mountains bone dry. Once the Santa Ana winds began blowing more as the night went on, combined with low visibility from the smoke, limited the reach of aerial attacks.

Maryland: Montgomery County to Sue FCC Over Radio Frequency Emission Standards for Small Cell Antennas

County To Sue FCC Over Radio Frequency Emission Standards for Small Cell Antennas
BY DAN SCHERE , Bethesda Magazine, 15 November 2018

Exposure limit is currently 580 microwatts per square centimeter

The Montgomery County Council and County Executive Ike Leggett are planning to sue the Federal Communications Commission with the goal of forcing the agency to update its radio frequency emissions standards for small cell antennas.

The council has hired attorney Albert Catalano of the Washington, D.C., firm Keller and Heckman LLP, according to a Nov. 6 memo from County Attorney Marc Hansen to council President Hans Riemer.

15 November 2018

Eighteen New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (14 November 2018)

Eighteen 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, 14 November 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. The complete collection including the papers below now contains more than 500 abstracts.

To see the latest studies or download the 358-page document go to the following web page:

Recent Research on Wireless Radiation and Electromagnetic Fields

Recent News

NTP Cell Phone Radiation Study: Final Reports

The U.S. National Toxicology Program published the final reports for its $30 million study of the long-term effects of cell phone radiation on rats and mice. The NTP found "clear evidence" of increased cancer risk in male rats from low level (i.e., nonthermal) exposures (c.f., heart schwannoma) and "some evidence" for increased risk of glioma.

More information: https://www.saferemr.com/2018/11/NTP-final-reports31.html

BERENIS (Swiss Expert Group on EM Fields and Non-Ionizing Radiation): Evaluation of NTP and Ramazzini Studies

BERENIS (Swiss expert group on EM fields and non-ionizing radiation) Newsletter, 13 November 2018,  on evaluation of NTP and Ramazzini studies: (click on "November newsletter") in this link:


The NTP and Ramazzini studies are most comprehensive animal studies with regard to cancer and exposure to mobile phone and base station signals that have been conducted to date. The scientific quality and standard of laboratory techniques are high, especially in the NTP study. Compared to earlier studies with laboratory animals that evaluated carcinogenicity or co-carcinogenicity of RF EMF, these studies are novel in that the animals were exposed roaming freely in their cages instead of being placed in narrow tubes for exposure. This reduced the stress caused by confinement and allowed for longer daily exposures.

14 November 2018

The Phonegate Scandal

Image from Pierre Le Hir's article in Le Monde.
We note that people are amending the French Wikipedia entry on "Phonegate".  We question the current title suggested for the entry:  "Marketing of non-compliant mobile phones" ("Commercialisation de téléphones portables non conformes").  To us, it says little about this serious public health and industrial scandal.  If the reason for eliminating "Phonegate" is that it has never been "read" or "heard" by people then that is false. The term was coined by the journalist Pierre le Hir in his article published in one of the most important and widely respected newspapers in the world, Le Monde, on 23 December 2016, « Soupçons sur les ondes des téléphones portables » (English translation: "Suspicions about Mobile Phones").  We would wish  the term, "Phonegate" to become commonly known.

We remind people that this is a very serious public health issue, affecting hundreds of millions of mobile phone users worldwide, who have been overexposed for more than 20 years to the radiation from their mobile phones.  This especially concerns children, pregnant women, an estimated 300 million persons suffering from microwave sickness and others who are more vulnerable to this type of radiation.

How Microsoft's Big Bet on 5G May Be Bad for Your Health

How Microsoft's big bet on 5G may be bad for your health
by JASON WARDwindowscentral.comm 12 November 2018
(for videos, see original article)

Microsoft is betting big on the 5G promise to transform computing as we know it despite a growing outcry that it poses serious health and environmental dangers.

5G, the next evolution of mobile networks, promises to transform the way we experience technology. 1G brought voice to a mobile platform. 2G introduced text. 3G delivered higher speeds and enabled music and video streaming. 4G or LTE brought up to 10-times higher speeds than 3G. 5G has been described as an evolution of mobile computing due to the many new computing scenarios it is expected to enable such as connected cars, advanced A.I., remote healthcare, advanced augmented (AR) and virtual reality (VR) and much more.

7 Things Every Health Practitioner Needs to Know About EMFs

7 Things Every Health Practitioner Needs to Know About EMFs
Posted on: Monday, November 12th 2018
Written By: Nicolas Pineault

This article is copyrighted by GreenMedInfo LLC, 2018
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Despite the increasing reports of people who report feeling symptoms of “electro-sensitivity” from cell phones, wifi routers, Bluetooth devices and other sources of microwave radiation, mainstream medicine continues to bury its head in the sand and ignore the issue

On the other hand, most of the top functional medicine practitioners in the world — include Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, Dr. Zach Bush, Dr. Dan Pompa, Dr. Ben Lynch and Dr. Tom O’Bryan each claim that “EMF removal is essential for proper healing”.

Who’s right?

Let’s look at 7 important facts most health practitioners do not know about EMFs:

Fact #1: Our EMF Safety Standards Are Based On Heating Effects, NOT Biological Effects

There's a Clear Cell Phone-Cancer Link, but FDA Is Downplaying It

There's a clear cell phone-cancer link, but FDA is downplaying it


© Getty Images
A recent study by the National Toxicology Program/National Institutes of Health (NTP/NIH) shows clear evidence of a causal link between cancer and exposure to wireless cell phone signals. Results from the $30 million NTP studies demonstrated that cell phone radiation caused Schwann cell cancers of the heart and brain gliomas in rats, as well as DNA damage in the brain.

In NIH’s news release, NTP senior scientist John Bucher said, “We believe that the link between radio frequency radiation and tumors in male rats is real and the external experts agreed.” But, amazingly, the FDA says it disagrees with this carefully conducted, peer-reviewed study’s finding of clear evidence of carcinogenicity.

13 November 2018

Heavy Cell Phone Use Linked to Thyroid Cancer

Heavy Cell Phone Use Linked to Thyroid Cancer
saferemr.com, 13 November 2018

The first case-control study examining the association between cell phone use and thyroid cancer found elevated risks of thyroid cancer among heavier, long-term cell phone users.

From:  Carlberg et al. 2016 (see abstract below)
At greater risk of thyroid cancer were individuals who used a cell phone for more than 15 years, for more than two hours per day, or for a greater number of lifetime hours. Also, those who made the most cell phone calls in their lifetime were at increased risk.

Men who used cell phones for more than 15 years had over twice the risk of thyroid cancer as compared to non-cell phone users after controlling for other factors. Women who used cell phones for more than two hours per day had a 52% greater risk of thyroid cancer as compared to non-cell phone users.

Kenya: Danger in the Growing Digital Garbage

With the lifespan of gadgets shortening and our population surging, the digital junkyards are swelling with waste at a worrying pace.  Collectively, the world generates about 40 million tonnes of e-waste every year — equivalent to throwing out nearly 60,000 laptops every time you blink.

Danger in the growing digital garbage
By SAM WAMBUGU, nation.co.ke, 11 November 2018

Heaps of unusable computers. Recycling is the best way to
dispose of e-waste.
Photo/ File/ Nation Media Group
In Summary
  • The human scavengers are exposed to intractable health challenges: burns, septic wounds, eye damage and a plethora of respiratory problems.
  • Parliament must create policies on how to recycle e-waste, and enforce and incentivise people to use them.

In just two decades, mobile phones and laptops have grown from oddity to ubiquity, and so are many other home electronics.

Similarly, heaps of cracked computers, unusable mobile phones, electric cables, dead television sets and defective fridges contribute to a growing menace of electronic waste.

E-waste – as it is commonly known – is the most rapidly growing waste problem in the world. Collectively, the world generates about 40 million tonnes of e-waste every year — equivalent to throwing out nearly 60,000 laptops every time you blink.

New York: Brooklyn Students Hold Walkout in Protest of Facebook-Designed Online Program

Nearly 100 students walked out of classes at the Secondary School for Journalism in Park Slope last week in revolt against “Summit Learning,” a web-based curriculum designed by Facebook engineers, and bankrolled by CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan.

Brooklyn students hold walkout in protest of Facebook-designed online program
By Susan Edelmannypost.com, 10 November 2018

Students from the Secondary School for Journalism
during the protest.
Brooklyn teens are protesting their high school’s adoption of an online program spawned by Facebook, saying it forces them to stare at computers for hours and “teach ourselves.”

Nearly 100 students walked out of classes at the Secondary School for Journalism in Park Slope last week in revolt against “Summit Learning,” a web-based curriculum designed by Facebook engineers, and bankrolled by CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan.

“It’s annoying to just sit there staring at one screen for so long,” said freshman Mitchel Storman, 14, who spends close to five hours a day on Summit classes in algebra, biology, English, world history, and physics. “You have to teach yourself.”

Thousands Of Swedes Are Inserting Microchips Under Their Skin

This is the same company, Biohax, that wants to implant UK employees with microchips.

Thousands Of Swedes Are Inserting Microchips Under Their Skin
By MADDY SAVAGE, npr.org, 22 October 2018

Osterlund implants a chip into a man in Stockholm. More 
than 4,000 Swedes have adopted the technology.
Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP/Getty Images
Technology continues to get closer and closer to our bodies, from the phones in our pockets to the smartwatches on our wrists. Now, for some people, it’s getting under their skin.

In Sweden, a country rich with technological advancement, thousands have had microchips inserted into their hands.

The chips are designed to speed up users’ daily routines and make their lives more convenient — accessing their homes, offices and gyms is as easy as swiping their hands against digital readers.

Alarm Over Talks to Implant UK Employees with Microchips

Alarm over talks to implant UK employees with microchips
by Julia Kollewe, The Guardian, 11 November 2018

Jowan Osterlund from Biohax holds a microchip implant
the size of a grain of rice between his thumb and
forefinger.  Photo:  James Brooks/AP
Trades Union Congress concerned over tech being used to control and micromanage

Britain’s biggest employer organisation and main trade union body have sounded the alarm over the prospect of British companies implanting staff with microchips to improve security.

UK firm BioTeq, which offers the implants to businesses and individuals, has already fitted 150 implants in the UK.

The tiny chips, implanted in the flesh between the thumb and forefinger, are similar to those for pets. They enable people to open their front door, access their office or start their car with a wave of their hand, and can also store medical data.

Thailand: NBTC Asks WHO for Clarity on Telecom Base Health Risks

NBTC asks WHO for clarity on telecom base health risks

The telecom regulator is urging the World Health Organization (WHO) to clarify whether radio-frequency electromagnetic fields emitted by telecom base stations have any effect on public health.

(Photo): Takorn Tantasith (inset) secretary-general of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) wants to know from the World Health Organisation if telecom towers and base stations like these in Bangkok's Sai Mai district post a health threat. The WHO can't tell him. (File photo by Pattanapong Hirunard)

The move aims to address concerns and complaints made against base stations and lodged against mobile operators, the regulator and local governments for the past decade.

Can Listening to Bees Help Save Them - and Us?

"Bees are in trouble, but we're not quite sure why.  It could be the overuse of insecticides; air pollution; warming temperatures; the varroa destructor mite; or even interference from electromagnetic radiation."

Can listening to bees help save them - and us?
By Tim Bowler, Business reporter, BBC News, 12 November 2018

There are 20,000 species of bee, but many are under
threat around the world.
Can artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning help save the world's bees? That's the hope of scientists who are scrambling to reverse the dramatic declines in bee populations.

Bees are in trouble, but we're not quite sure why.

It could be the overuse of insecticides; air pollution; warming temperatures; the varroa destructor mite; or even interference from electromagnetic radiation.

Or it could be a combination of all these factors. But until we have more data, we won't know for sure.

12 November 2018

10 Tips to Reduce Electromagnetic Radiation from Your Cell Phone and Wi-Fi

10 tips to reduce electromagnetic radiation from your cell phone and wifi

Today, many new wireless technologies are used in homes. Scientific research shows that radiation from wifi and mobile phones pose health risks. Therefore it is wise to minimize radiation exposure.

Below are 10 tips for reducing your exposure to electromagnetic radiation:

1. Preferably use a hardwired Internet connection and wired telephone.

2. Use your smartphone as little as possible and when calling use the speakerphone or use air-tube earphones. Airtube headsets avoid directing radiation toward the head via metal wires. Have your calls diverted to your landline when you are at home, so you can turn off your mobile phone without missing a call.

3. “Distance is your friend”. Wear your smartphone in a bag or put it on your table when possible. Do not wear the phone on your body all day. The modern smartphone emits both high-frequency radiation (2G, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc.) and a low-frequency magnetic field.

Surgery Students 'Losing Dexterity to Stitch Patients'

Surgery students 'losing dexterity to stitch patients'
By Sean Coughlan, BBC News education and family correspondent, 30 October 2018

A professor of surgery says students have spent so much time in front of screens and so little time using their hands that they have lost the dexterity for stitching or sewing up patients.

Roger Kneebone, professor of surgical education at Imperial College, London, says young people have so little experience of craft skills that they struggle with anything practical.

"It is important and an increasingly urgent issue," says Prof Kneebone, who warns medical students might have high academic grades but cannot cut or sew.

10 November 2018

Resistance to 5G: Roadblock to a High Tech Future or Warning of a Serious Health Risk?

Resistance to 5G: Roadblock to a High Tech Future or Warning of a Serious Health Risk?

(Gian Cescon/Unsplash)
n just a few years, we’ve been granted several fantastic abilities: the power to download videos, send pictures, search the internet, and talk to anyone we want from wherever we are, all from a small wireless device.

But an even more sophisticated wireless world is just over the horizon. The network needed to bring it to life is called 5G, and telecommunications companies want to install it as fast as possible.

The G stands for Generation, and each one is a chapter in the wireless revolution. The first (1G), allowed us to talk on a cellphone. 2G gave us talk and text. With 3G we could also send and receive a little data, and 4G gave us the power to transmit a lot more.

09 November 2018

How NTP Controlled Coverage of Cell Phone Cancer Story

How NTP Controlled Coverage of Cell Phone Cancer Story

Did New York Times Have an Inside Track?

microwavenews.com, 9 November 2018

Much of the press coverage of the final NTP cell phone/cancer report was lousy. This time, the NTP seems to have wanted it that way.

Reporters were given very little notice to join the NTP teleconference on the release of the report. Nor was there much time to prepare a story for publication.

I received an email at 10:45 am on October 31 for a teleconference at 2 pm that same day. Many reporters missed the advisory and the call. Editors had little time to assign the story.

Attendance on the teleconference was spotty. Most of the major media outlets were missing. The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, ABC News, CBS News, Bloomberg, Associated Press and Science were all absent. Most of them had been on the last two calls on NTP’s cell phone/cancer study.

08 November 2018

United States: Six Lawsuits against FCC's 5G Idiocy – that $2bn Windfall for Telcos – is Bundled into One Appeals Court Sueball

Six lawsuits against FCC's 5G idiocy – that $2bn windfall for telcos – is bundled into one appeals court sueball
By Kieren McCarthy in San Franciscotheregister.co.uk 7 November 2018

Tenth Circuit wins lawsuit lottery over terrible policy

Six lawsuits filed against controversial new 5G rules drawn up by America's communications watchdog have been bundled into one, and will be heard at the Tenth Circuit of Appeals.

A lottery held late last week selected the appeals court that covers the middle of the country – Oklahoma, Utah, Colorado, etc – and the appellants, who range from West Coast cities to East Coast telco operators – have been told this week to migrate their cases accordingly.

At the heart of the mass challenge is the FCC's recent decision to override state and local governments and insist there be a single flat-fee for installing new 5G cell nodes, as well as standardized national processes and contracts for approving new sites.

Parents' Outrage As New £l,500 Baby Cot Comes with Its Own IPAD - to Help Babies "Fall Asleep"

YOU'VE TOT TO BE KIDDING - Parents’ outrage as new £1,500 baby cot comes with its own IPAD – to help babies ‘fall asleep’
By Brittany Vonow, thesun.co.uk, 7 November 2018

A baby looks at the screen built into the cot, designed by
Birmingham-based furniture company Babeek
Critics have blasted the cot, made by Birmingham-based firm Babeek, saying children shouldn't be exposed to technology at such a young age

PARENTS have been left outraged after a new £1,500 baby cot was released - complete with its own iPad.

The cot, designed by Birmingham-based furniture company Babeek, was created to hold the technology so parents can play white nose and help babies go to sleep.

But Dr Gary Allen, a chartered educational psychologist, described the creation as "outrageous".

07 November 2018

Recycling Is Not The Answer To The E-Waste Crisis

Mass Consumerism and Planned Obsolescence Outpace Recycling Efforts

Recycling Is Not The Answer To The E-Waste Crisis

par Vianney Vaute, Contributor, forbes.com, 29 October 2018

Time to go beyond recycling. Photo by Pawel Czerwinski
People feel good about recycling, maybe even more so when it comes to electronics. Remembering to take your computer or smartphone and dropping it off to be recycled feels like an accomplishment in itself.

But while electronics recycling isn’t bad — making it a panacea for the e-waste problem we currently have certainly is. Unfortunately, that’s how we tend to frame recycling — and companies are eager to jump on that bandwagon to appear more “green”.

Case in point: Apple. In 2016 there was a lot of fanfare around the unveiling of Liam, a robot capable of dismantling an iPhone in just 11 seconds; an ultra-efficient way to recycle 1.2 million units a year. That sounds impressive until you take into account the fact that Apple had actually sold 231 million new iPhones the year before.

Brain Cancer #1 for Children 15-19 yrs While FDA Minimizes Risk From Conclusive NIH Study - US Brain Tumor Association.com

Brain Cancer #1 for Children 15-19 yrs While FDA Minimizes Risk From Conclusive NIH Study - US Brain Tumor Association.com

NTP architect insists the FDA is misleading the public-Risk of Brain Tumors is Real

NEWS PROVIDED BY US Brain Tumor Association, 5 November 2018

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- American Brain Tumor Study finds brain cancer to be the #1 cancer for children 15-19 years old; meanwhile, FDA releases statement distorting and minimizing the significance of a landmark study $30 Million NIH National Toxicology Program Study which found Clear Evidence that wireless nonionizing radiation causes brain cancer, heart cancer and DNA damage non-thermally below current FCC safety guidelines.

"What most people do not understand is that THE FDA DOES NOT DO SAFETY TESTING OF WIRELESS DEVICES BEFORE THEY ARE RELEASED ONTO THE MARKET EXPOSING MILLIONS OF PEOPLE. The FDA does not do post market safety surveying to see how heavy users are developing more cancer and neurological disorders like they do with drugs and medical devices. We are seeing a dramatic increase in brain tumors in the three areas of the brain that get the most radiation from cell phones: frontal lobe, temporal lobe, and cerebellum. The Italian Supreme court has already ruled that cell phones can cause brain cancer. In essence without premarket safety testing, we have become the lab rats in a massive human experiment of nonionizing radiation health effects," insists President of US Brain Tumor Association Kevin Mottus.

Cell Phone Radiation Linked to Brain Cancer in Rats

Cell phone radiation linked to brain cancer in rats
By Amy Martynconsumeraffairs.com, 5 November 2018

Some rats exposed to cell phone radiation developed brain tumors, compared to zero percent in the control group

Photo (c) SIphotography - Getty Images
A study and review that were decades in the making suggest that cell phone radiation can increase the risk of brain tumors, according to researchers at the National Toxicology Program, an agency that is part of the United States Health and Human Services Administration.

The idea that cell phone use may cause brain cancer is controversial and heavily contested by the cell phone and electronics industries. Researchers at the National Toxicology Program began looking into the issue back when Bill Clinton was still president. In the past several years, expert panels in the agency have released conflicting opinions about the conclusions of their own data.

GMO Potato Creator Now Fears Its Impact on Human Health

GMO Potato Creator Now Fears Its Impact on Human Health
by Ken Roseboroecowatch.com, 5 November 2018

Of all the genetic engineers who have renounced the technology—Arpad Pusztai, Belinda Martineau, Thierry Vrain, John Fagan and Michael Antoniou, among others—because of its shortsighted approach and ability to produce unintended and potentially toxic consequences, Caius Rommens' story may be the most compelling.

Rommens was director of research at Simplot Plant Sciences from 2000 to 2013 where he led development of the company's genetically engineered Innate potato. But over time, Rommens started to have serious doubts about his work and worried about potential health risks from eating the GMO potatoes, which are now sold in 4,000 supermarkets in the U.S.

Rommens' concerns about the GMO potato led him to write a book, Pandora's Potatoes, which was recently published. The book is a case study on how a scientist's initial enthusiasm about genetic engineering turns to doubt and fear as he realizes the hazards the technology can create.

06 November 2018

5G Corporate Grail

Excellent article on 5G from The Watershed Sentinel, Western Canada's award-winning environmental news magazine.

5G Corporate Grail
by Joyce Nelson, watershedsentinel.ca/, 5 November 2018

Smart cities/dumb people?

Photo by Alan Levine CC, cropped from original
There’s a lot of hype about 5G, the fifth-generation wireless technology that is being rolled out in various “5G test beds” in major cities including Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, New York, and Los Angeles. But it’s hard to see why we should be excited. Proponents talk about the facilitation of driverless vehicles and car-to-car “talk,” better Virtual Reality equipment, and, of course, “The Internet of Things” (IoT) – the holy grail of Big Tech that is just vague enough to sound sort of promising.

But when it comes to specifics, there seems to be a lot of hot air in the IoT bag.

FDA ‘Ignoring The Evidence’ on Cellphones & Cancer (Video)

FDA ‘Ignoring The Evidence’ on Cellphones & Cancer (2 November 2018 - 5 min.)

A $25 million study on the effects of cellphone radiation on rats found clear evidence of tumors. But the Food and Drug Administration, which had requested the study in the first place, is casting doubt on its conclusions. RT America’s Dan Cohen has the details.

American Cancer Society Executive Resigns Amid Upset Over Corporate Partnerships

Cancer Society Executive Resigns Amid Upset Over Corporate Partnerships
By Sheila Kaplan, The New York Times, 5 November 2018

Dr. Otis Brawley, the chief medical officer of the American
Cancer Society, until last week.   
Credit Max Ortiz/
The Detroit News, via Associated Press
WASHINGTON — A top official of the American Cancer Society has resigned in part because of concern over some of the organization’s fund-raising partnerships.

The official, Dr. Otis W. Brawley, an executive vice president and chief medical officer, resigned his post late last week after 11 years at the society. His departure was largely attributed to his dismay over some commercial partnerships, including with Herbalife International, the controversial supplements company, people close to him said.

While he would not comment publicly, others said that he had become uncomfortable with the society’s growing reliance on donations from businesses with questionable health credentials that he and others suspect are seeking to burnish their images.

04 November 2018

United States: More Kids Are Showing Up in ERs with Mental Health Crises

Our comment: Too many health professionals are missing the obvious: wireless radiation, to which children are much more vulnerable.

More kids are showing up in ERs with mental health crises
by Maggie Fox, nbcnews.com, 2 November 2018

"The numbers are just staggering,” one researcher said.

Sliding doors of a hospital emergency room.
Photo: Getty Images/Tetra Images
An increasing number of children are showing up in U.S. emergency rooms in the throes of a mental health crisis, researchers reported Friday. And the increases are seen in minority children, in particular.

It’s not clear why, but the researchers say their findings are startling. They are seeing the same pattern across the country.

“It’s really disheartening. Community resources for mental health, especially for youth, are incredibly scarce,” said Dr. Anna Abrams, a pediatrician and researcher at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

“It’s shocking, really.”

Smartphones and tablets are causing mental health problems in children as young as TWO by crushing their curiosity and making them anxious

Smartphones and tablets are causing mental health problems in children as young as TWO by crushing their curiosity and making them anxious

  • Just an hour a day looking at a device's screen could damage mental health
  • Young children's still-growing brains are susceptible to damage from technology
  • Youngsters become less emotionally stable and less able to finish tasks 

Children as young as two are suffering anxiety and depression because of how much time they spend on smartphones, researchers from the US have warned, and parents and teachers should do more to curb how long they're online

Researchers from San Diego State University and the University of Georgia say time spent on smartphones is a serious but avoidable cause of mental health issues.

'Half of mental health problems develop by adolescence,' professors Jean Twenge and Keith Campbell said.

The “Artificial” of Artificial Intelligence and MIT’s “Moral Machine”

The “Artificial” of Artificial Intelligence and MIT’s “Moral Machine”
By Patricia Burkeactivistpost.com, 2 November 2018

At the Media Lab at the renowned Massachusetts Institute of Technology, researchers wanted to explore some of the ethical and moral dilemmas of Artificial Intelligence, focusing on self-driving cars.

Examples of headlines in the news this week included:

  • Should a self-driving car kill the baby or the grandma? Depends on where you’re from (MIT’s Technology Review) [1]
  • Driverless cars: Who should die in a crash? (BBC) [2]
  • Self-driving cars will have to decide who should live and who should die. Here’s who humans would kill. (Washington Post) [3]
  • Who should AI kill in a driverless car crash? It depends who you ask
  • Responses vary around the world when you ask the public who an out-of-control self-driving car should hit (The Guardian) [4]
  • Out of Two Million People, Most Prefer That a Self-Driving Car Kill the Elderly (Popular Mechanics) [5]

Beware Men: Your Smartphone Could Affect Your Reproductive Health Adversely

"Cell phone radiation is one of the most dangerous and invisible forms of pollution created by technology causing considerable damage to reproductive organs" of both men and women.

Beware men: Your smartphone could affect your reproductive health adversely

Long hours of exposure to the cell phone in the trouser pocket impacts the health of testes and quality of sperm in men.

Keeping the cell phone in front pockets for over 4 hours
daily is found to be associated with the percentage of
immature sperms. 
(Photo: Pexels)
Cell phones have become a necessity in today’s life. Unfortunately, the same cell phone which gives you social media updates and sports highlights impacts your reproductive health. The electromagnetic radiation emitted from cell phone negatively affects the sperm count and its quality in men including some other major health risks like cancer and poor mental being.

Manas Ganguly, Founder, Brightsandz Clean Tech explains that cell phone radiation is one of the most dangerous and invisible forms of pollution created by technology causing considerable damage to reproductive organs. The radio waves emitted from cell phones are non-ionizing; however long hours of exposure to the cell phone in the trouser pocket impacts the health of testes and quality of sperm in men.

Ireland: Parents Give Ringing Endorsement to School's Phone Ban

“We, as the significant adults in our pupils’ lives, have a responsibility to protect them, in so far as is possible, from exposure to harm,” says school principal Martin Moloney.

Parents give ringing endorsement to school’s phone ban
By Gordon Deegan, irishexaminer.com, 30 October 2018

More than 80% of parents at a Co Clare primary school have signed up to a policy that none of their children will have sole ownership of a mobile phone while pupils there.

The move comes after the school encountered cyberbullying and the sending of inappropriate pictures.

In an email to parents of Clarecastle NS, principal Martin Moloney explained the rationale behind the ‘Clarecastle NS Internet and Technology Agreement’, which covers a whole range of technology-related issues affecting students.

“In recent years, the effects of technology use among pupils in Clarecastle NS has become very apparent,” he wrote in the email. “Issues such as cyberbullying, sending inappropriate pictures, exposure to age-inappropriate content, have all come to light in our school.

'Screens are Poison': Tech Elites Keeping Devices Out of Their Children's Schools

'Screens are Poison': Tech Elites Keeping Devices Out of Their Children's Schools (4 mn.)

As seen on Tucker Carlson Tonightinsider.foxnews.com, 30 October 2018

After a New York Times report highlighted that Silicon Valley tech elites are keeping digital devices out of the schools of their children, Tucker Carlson said on Monday they're doing so because they know that "screens are poison."

Author and psychotherapist Tom Kersting said on Tucker Carlson Tonight that the idea that digital devices will benefit students has now proven to be "absolutely false."

Australia: EHS at the Science and Wireless 2018

"One thing that “unites” all of the Australian players is the stubborn & firm opinion, contrary to the all available scientific evidence, that there is no causal link whatsoever between the EHS and EMF. They all agree that the symptoms reported by the persons claiming to be EHS are real but… not caused by the EMF exposures."

EHS at the Science and Wireless 2018
by Dariusz Leszczynski, betweenrockandhardplace.wordpress.com,
1st November 2018

On Nov. 28th, 2018, the Australian Centre for Electromagnetic Bioeffects Research(ACEBR) with the financial support of Telstraorganizes this year’s Science and Wirelessevent at the Innovation Campus of the University of Wollongong.

In order to participate in the S&W2018 it is necessary to RSVP before Nov. 12, 2018. Registration form is here: Science & Wireless 2018 – Registration Form

03 November 2018

United States: Local Governments Hit FCC with Three 5G Lawsuits

Local governments hit FCC with three 5G lawsuits
By Benjamin Freed, statescoop.com, 30 October 2018

Twenty-two West Coast cities and counties are challenging a recent federal ruling that restricts what municipalities can charge phone companies for installing next-generation wireless equipment.

(Getty Images)
Two dozen cities and counties filed lawsuits last week against the Federal Communications Commission over recently enacted rules governing the implementation of 5G wireless equipment. In filing their suits, the local governments made good on threats to challenge regulations that restrict how much phone companies have to pay to install new antennas on public property, as well as how much time municipal authorities have to review applications to deploy the devices.

The 24 governments taking legal action filed three separate suits, but each case makes the same basic argument against the FCC's order on 5G rollout. The governments argue that the order kneecaps their ability to manage how phone companies use public property.

Another French Court Recognizes EHS / Microwave Sickness

Another French Court Recognizes EHS / Microwave Sickness
wearetheevidence.org, 3 November 2018

A new court decision from France, from Sept 27, 2018, recognizes EHS and its correlation to EMFs ( I don’t like the name EHS and prefer to call it Microwave Sickness -the older and more accurate name). Glad to see another judge who has shown commitment to common sense and truth. The French Social Security Court recognized electromagnetic intolerance as a work-related handicap.

A reminder, in 2016 another French court awarded disability payments for a woman who the court acknowledged to be suffering from “Allergy to W-Fi”

Unfortunately courts have been failing especially on the wireless issue however, this decision and a few others keep me still hoping that courts may be of help nevertheless. That some judges are left with common sense and who are brave enough to see the truth and act upon it.

“Clear Evidence Of Cancer” From Cell Phone Radiation: U.S. National Toxicology Program Releases Final Report On Animal Study

“Clear Evidence Of Cancer” From Cell Phone Radiation: U.S. National Toxicology Program Releases Final Report On Animal Study
Environmental Health Trust, November 2018

The final peer reviewed NIH reports confirm evidence of an association between cell phone radiation and both heart and brain cancers in large-scale animal study.

U.S. National Institutes of Health National Toxicology Program (NTP) concludes that there is “clear evidence” that male rats developed cancerous heart tumors from exposure to cell phone radio frequency radiation according to final reports on Rats and Mice released today. In addition, they conclude the increased tumors in the brain and adrenal gland of exposed male rats were “some evidence” of cancer from the cell phone radiation exposure. According to NIH, the final reports on rats and mice represent “the consensus of NTP” and a panel of external scientific experts who reviewed the study data in March and voted to strengthen the conclusion that cell phone radiation caused health effects. Scientists are now calling for federal action – a quantitative risk assessment and protective policies to reduce wireless exposure.

Statement By Ronald Melnick PhD On The National Toxicology Program Final Reports On Cell Phone Radiation

"Health and regulatory agencies need to warn the public about the health effects of radiofrequency radiation and provide clear information on how to reduce exposures, especially for children and pregnant women."

Statement By Ronald Melnick PhD On The National Toxicology Program Final Reports On Cell Phone Radiation
Environmental Health Trust, November 2018

Ronald Melnick PhD, the National Institutes of Health Senior Scientist who led the design of the National Toxicology Program (NTP) studies on cell phone radiation released this statement after the NTP released their final reports on rats and mice exposed to long term radiofrequency radiation November 1, 2018. Melnick recently published an article in the journal Environmental Research debunking widely circulated criticisms of the NTP study and also released a scientific criticism of the way the NTP study was treated by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).

Statement by Ronald Melnick PhD - November 1, 2018

An important lesson that should be learned from the NTP studies on cell phone radiofrequency radiation is that we cannot assume any current or future wireless technology is safe without adequate testing. In the interest of public health, government agencies must utilize results from these well-conducted health effects studies and issue clear recommendations to the public on how to reduce exposures to agents that are hazardous to our health. The NTP studies clearly shows that non-ionizing radiation can cause cancers and other adverse health effects.

Landmark Federal Study: ‘Clear Evidence’ Linking Cellphone Radiation to Cancer

Landmark Federal Study: ‘Clear Evidence’ Linking Cellphone Radiation to Cancer
Environmental Working Group, 1st November 2018

WASHINGTON – The largest-ever animal study of cellphone radiation effects, released today by the National Toxicology Program, or NTP, confirms earlier evidence from human studies that cellphone radiation increases the risk of cancer. EWG said the findings reinforce the need for people, especially children, to exercise caution when using cellphones and other radiation-emitting devices.

The research found that male rats exposed to radiation of the type used in 2G and 3G cell phone networks had a greater chance of developing malignant brain cancer, tumors in the heart and tumors in other organs. Various tumors were also observed in mice exposed to radio-frequency radiation. The amount of radiation to which the laboratory animals were exposed included the levels emitted by cellphones that millions of people, including children, use every day.

“This report should raise alarms for policymakers and awareness for all Americans,” said Olga Naidenko, Ph.D., senior science advisor for children’s environmental health at EWG. “These studies should have been done before more than 90 percent of Americans, including millions of children, started using this technology day in and day out.”

Cell Phone Radiation Leads to Cancer, Says U.S. NTP in Final Report

Cell Phone Radiation Leads to Cancer, Says U.S. NTP in Final Report

Rats Developed Rare Heart Tumor
Cancer Link Was Once Thought Impossible

microwavenews.com, November 1, 2018

“We believe that the link between radiofrequency (RF) radiation and tumors in male rats is real,” says John Bucher, the former associate director of the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP).

The announcement accompanies this morning’s release of the NTP final reports of studies on cancer in rats and mice exposed to cell phone radiation. Bucher’s project, the largest in NTP history, cost $30 million and took more than ten years to complete.

The NTP found what it calls “clear evidence” that two different types of cell phone signals, GSM and CDMA, increased the incidence of malignant tumors in the hearts of male rats over the course of the two-year study. Higher incidences of brain and adrenal tumors were also seen, but those associations were judged to be somewhat weaker.

$25 Million NIH Study Proves Wireless Technology Causes Cancer and DNA Damage - US Brain Tumor Association.com

$25 Million NIH Study Proves Wireless Technology Causes Cancer and DNA Damage - US Brain Tumor Association.com
USbraintumorassociation.com / PRNewswire, 1st November 2018

Scientific Evidence Enough for Class 1 Human Carcinogen-Scientists Demand 5G Moratorium

WASHINGTON, Nov. 01, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- "The $25 million US National Toxicology Program Study has proven again what other studies have shown us that wireless radiation is a Class 1 Human Carcinogen like cigarette smoke and asbestos and should be treated as such. The NTP study proved wireless radiation can cause cancer and it can damage our DNA which can lead to a host of serious diseases. We must warn people and minimize exposure. I along with more than 200 of my colleagues who are expert in the field have called for a moratorium on the roll out of 5G which promises to maximize our exposure to harmful wireless radiation (5Gappeal.eu). Action must be taken to protect our public's health." Professor Emeritus Anthony Miller MD, FRCP, FRCP(C),FFPH, former Director, National Cancer Institute of Canada Clinical Trials Group and former member World Health Organization Expert Advisory Panel on Cancer 2005-2015 (Professor Miller was also former Director Epidemiology Unit National Cancer Institute of Canada; former Director, World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Evaluation of Screening for Cancer; former Chairman Scientific Advisory Committee, Occupational Cancer Research Centre 2009-2017).

02 November 2018

Scientists Find ‘Clear Evidence’ Cellphone Radiation Can Cause Cancer in Rats

Scientists Find ‘Clear Evidence’ Cellphone Radiation Can Cause Cancer in Rats
By Sarah Krouse, wsj.com, 1st November 2018

Researchers cite growing confidence in links between radiation exposure and some tumors in rats

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration asked the National
Toxicology Program to carry out the study in 1999. 
Photo: Eugene Tanner/Agence France-Presse/Getty Images
U.S. researchers found “clear evidence” that cellphone radiation exposure can cause cancerous heart tumors in male rats. It is still unclear what the final conclusions of their two-decades-long study of the health impact on rodents mean for humans.

Scientists at the National Toxicology Program, which carried out the major study, this week published final reports that express more confidence in links between cellphone radiation exposure and some tumors in rats than they did in draft reports earlier this year.

Their final reports, for example, concluded that there is “clear evidence” that male rats exposed to high levels of cellphone radiation developed cancerous heart tumors, after initially saying there was just “some evidence”—a less certain classification.

Major American Study: "Clear Evidence" Links Cell Phone Waves to Cancer in Animals

Major American study: “clear evidence” links cell phone waves to cancer in animals
PhoneGate Team, phonegatealert.org, 1st November 2018

The US Federal Health Agency’s National Toxicology Program (NTP) press release issued Thursday, November 1, 2018 confirms in its final report that exposure to high levels of radio frequency, such as those used in 2G and 3G mobile phones, is associated with:

– Clear evidence* of tumors in the hearts of male rats. The tumors were malignant schwanomas.
– Some evidence of tumors in the brains of male rats. The tumors were malignant gliomas.
– Some evidence of tumors in the adrenal glands of male rats.

This publication follows a study of more than 10 years that cost more than $25 million. In March 2018, during the review by a panel of international experts, they considered it necessary, in order to analyse the results, to raise the level of evidence of several conclusions made by NTP scientists.

This is confirmed by Dr. John Bucher, one of the scientists in charge of the study: “We believe that the link between radio frequency radiation and tumors in male rats is real, and the external experts agreed.”.

01 November 2018

High Exposure to Mobile Phone Signals Causes Cancer Tumors in the Hearts of Male Lab Rats

High exposure to mobile phone signals causes cancer tumours in the hearts of male lab rats
by Joe Mellorthelondoneconomic.comNovember 1, 2018

High exposure to mobile phone signals could trigger cancer in the heart, brain and adrenal gland, scientists have warned.

Although the tests were done on rodents at levels much higher than humans are currently exposed to there was a clear link with male rats.

For female rats and mice of both sexes the evidence was less clear as to whether cancers observed were associated with signal exposure.

Senior scientist Dr John Bucher at the National Toxicology Programme in Durham, North Carolina said: “The exposures used in the studies cannot be compared directly to the exposure that humans experience when using a cell phone.

“In our studies, rats and mice received radio frequency radiation across their whole bodies.

“By contrast, people are mostly exposed in specific local tissues close to where they hold the phone.