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30 November 2018

United Kingdom: South Hampstead School Asks Parents to Sign Pledge Curbing Phone Use at Home

South Hampstead High School asks parents to sign pledge curbing phone use at home
by Rosemary Bennett, Education Editor, The Times, 30 November 2018

Millions of parents admit they are struggling to cope with
screen-obsessed children/ ALAMY
A leading girls’ independent school has asked its pupils and their parents to sign a contract promising to reduce smartphone use at home.

The school said that it wanted to help families to reset digital habits by requesting them to ban phones during mealtimes and to use commuting time to “read, listen to a book or talk”. The terms of the voluntary contract include a promise to implement a phone-free weekend or a digital holiday.

The two-page “Family Phone Pledge” was sent to parents of pupils at South Hampstead High School, whose alumnae include Helena Bonham Carter and Rabbi Julia Neuberger. It was endorsed by Victoria Bingham, the head teacher, but drawn up by sixth-form pupils studying psychology who said that they were alarmed by their dependence on smartphones.

Effects of Wireless Technology on Health


Wireless Warfare Exposed. Includes ways to protect your family. (76 min. - 28 October 2018)

This is one of the best videos we've seen on this subject. As one person commented: "Solid research and extremely informative. Everyone needs to watch this!" Over 260,000 views and 12,000 likes.



Includes: Dr. George Carlo, Dr. Henry Lai, Dr. Devra Davis, Dr. Magda Havas, Dr. David Carpenter , Prof. Olle Johansson... and mention of the latest scientific studies.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9bdU_uw2Dc

29 November 2018

Good that Rajinikanth’s 2.0 Talks of Birds and Cellphones But We Need More Studies: Experts

Good that Rajinikanth’s 2.0 talks of birds and cellphones but we need more studies: Experts
By Rajat Ghaidowntoearth.org.in, 29 November 2018

A poster of '2.0'. Credit: Wikipedia
Do birds disappear due to electromagnetic radiation caused by mobile phones? Ornithologists think the issue needs more research

As Superstar Rajinikanth's next release, 2.0, gets set to hit the screens on November 29, its unusual theme of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) harming birds has already generated curiosity and even some controversy. Mobile telephonic service providers have raised objections, based on the film's trailer. But what do experts think? Well, some of them were impressed that a mainstream movie chose such a topic. But they advised caution.

2.0 is directed by S Shankar and stars Tamil superstar Rajinikanth alongside Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar as well as actress Amy Jackson. It is the sequel to 2010 hit “Enthiran” and will have Rajini reprising the roles of Dr. Vaseegaran and Chitti.

27 November 2018

Subject: Electromagnetic Fields: Telecoms Industry Censorship: TV and Movies: France and India


Gilles Brégant, ANFR, and Olivier Merckel, ANSES
After the "rejection" of the participation of Dr. Marc Arazi, President of the Phonegate Alert Association,  in the France 5 program, "La Quotidienne" - "The dangers of waves: what is the telecoms industry hiding from us?", an Indian telecoms association filed a complaint against filmmakers for a movie “falsely depicting mobile phones and mobile towers as harmful to living creatures and the environment including birds and human beings.” 

Dr. Arazi had been invited to participate in the France 5 program, by one of the journalists who stated in an Email to Dr. Arazi, "I would like to propose Dr. Marc Arazi to participate in the discussion on this subject in order to highlight in our program the Phonegate Alert Association's fight and to give advice to our TV audience on how to avoid waves and change daily habits."
See Phonegate Alert's press release in French:

We watched the France 5 program where Olivier Merckel, Department of Risk Assessment, ANSES (French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety) said, "We don't have proof that exposure to waves has an effect on health" and Gilles Brégant, Director-General of the French Frequencies Agency (ANFR) said 5G will lower exposure. One of the program presenters also mentioned, after a short presentation by Pr Belpomme, that a complaint had been brought against the professor by the Order of Physicians related to "shortcomings" ("manquements") regarding his diagnosis of electrohypersensitivity. 

Rajinikanth-Shankar's 2.0 in trouble; Cellular operators association files complaint against filmmakers
CE Features, 27 November 2018

Akshay plays a crazed ornithologist who blames EMF emissions from mobile phones for the death of animals and birds, and the cellular operators have taken exception to this

The Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) has filed a complaint against the makers of Rajinikanth-Akshay Kumar’s 2.0 for 'promoting anti-scientific attitudes towards mobile phones and cellular networks'.

26 November 2018

"Deploying 5G is Like Conducting Experiments on Humans and Nature."

"Deploying 5G is like conducting experiments on humans and nature."
by Christian Rappaz, Illustré, 25 November 2018 - translation *

© Magali Girardin
One hundred seventy scientists from 37 countries, including two Swiss, a physician from Zurich and Doctor of Biology, Daniel Favre, from canton Vaud, signed an appeal asking the United Nations to act to stop the deployment of 5G (1) for health reasons. Dr. Favre explains:

Dr. Favre, why did you sign this appeal for a moratorium against 5G in May 2015 (2)?

You will understand from the summary:
"We the undersigned scientists, doctors, environmental organizations and citizens from many countries, urgently call for a halt to the deployment of the 5G (fifth generation) wireless network, including 5G from space satellites. 5G will massively increase exposure to radio frequency (RF) radiation on top of the 2G, 3G and 4G networks for telecommunications already in place. RF radiation has been proven harmful for humans and the environment. The deployment of 5G constitutes an experiment on humanity and the environment that is defined as a crime under international law."

The Federation of Swiss Doctors (FMH) also opposes the operators' request to increase the power of base stations in our country. Can we say that there is a real outcry from the health sector against this new technology?

25 November 2018

Indian Council of Medical Research Warns: 'Keep Mobile Phones Away from Your Body'

ICMR warns: ‘Keep mobile phones away from your body’
By Sreya Deb, republished from The Patriot, 25 November 2018

The country’s apex biomedical research is asking us to "use our phones on the basis of need and not as a hobby.”

The buzz surrounding EMF radiation and its adverse effects on human health have been cited by many activists and social welfare organisations, and in some cases, even endorsed by Bollywood celebrities. But given the innate human psyche of treating our cell phones as an extension of our body, we tend to ignore these findings, simply so that we can “stay connected” with the rest of the world.

Stepping in to clear the air about the ill-effects of EMF radiation is one of the oldest medical research bodies in the world—the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). In an exclusive conversation with its head Dr Radhey Shyam Sharma, we find that radio waves travelling from cell phone towers to your handset contain tiny doses of radiation that could be damaging to various aspects of your health. Recent findings have also proved that high levels of radioactivity can adversely affect the health of anybody living within a square kilometre of a cell phone tower.

Finland's Digital-Based Curriculum Impedes Learning, Researcher Finds

Finland’s digital-based curriculum impedes learning, researcher finds
yle.fi, 19 November 2018, updated 22 November 2018
File photo of pupils using tablets in classroom.

A Helsinki University researcher says Finland's current digital and 'phenomenon-based' learning methods used in schools may not be suitable for all students.

Finland's new digital and phenomenon-based curriculum programmes hinders student learning, according to a new study from Helsinki University.

The psychology researcher behind the study, Aino Saarinen, told Yle's Swedish news service that one of the reasons behind the recent decline in Finland's ranking on Pisa education lists is an increase in the use of digital learning materials. The researcher's findings were first reported by Helsingin Sanomat (in Finnish).

For some time now - thanks to regular top placement in the international Pisa education rankings - Finland has been touted as having the best education system in the world. And to improve on this, policymakers made the decision to bring digital tools to the forefront of classrooms.

24 November 2018

Krakow, Poland: Third International Forum on Protection from Electromagnetic Environmental Pollution: Video and Summary of Presentation by Dr. Marc Arazi

Krakow hears of heart cancers and corruption while the U.N. promotes wireless technology and the White House weighs tax cuts and less red tape for 5G
by John Weigel, emfcommunity.com 24 October 2018

View the video of the lecture given by Dr. Marc Arazi in Krakow on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHU_idsU6t8

Dr. Marc Arazi
(Krakow, Poland) At the Third International Forum on Protection from Electromagnetic Environmental Pollution [24 September 2018] three scientists speaking the city’s Hall of Sessions told the international audience of the threat posed by modern microwave based technology to human life amide and environment of political and corporate corruption. Krakow remains the only municipality on the planet to protect it’s citizens from the dangers of electromagnetic radiation pollution.

Following is an extract from the article on the presentation by Dr. Marc Arazi, President, Phonegate Alert Association, France.

Dr. Marc Arazi is a medical doctor and radiation health activist. His 2016 enquiries and subsequent legal action led to the release of French government documents in 2017 which list cell phones that generate radiation levels in excess of legal thresholds. The radiation levels noted by the government in 2015 revealed that radiation levels from nine out of 10 cell phone manufacturers were as much as three times statutory guidelines.

20 November 2018

Our Letter to the Editor on the Final U.S. NTP Report on Rats and Mice Exposed to Cell Phone Radiation

(Choice of image by Editor, "Towards
Better Health"
Two places where the Suisse Romande press mentions the final report of U.S. National Toxicology Program study on rats and mice exposed to cell phone radiation, (issued on 1 November 2018): our Letter to the Editor published in the Tribune de Genève and the current issue of Illustré : interview with Dr. Daniel Favre, President of ARA, on 5G.  See our Facebook page.

Translation

Back Pain

Letter to the Editor, Tribune de Genève, 14 November 2018*

We were shocked by the RTS report on back pain in young children and adolescents. According to one study, one in three children has suffered from back pain in the past 12 months, the main cause being screen abuse. The BBC reports that surgical students have spent so much time in front of screens and so little time using their hands that they have lost the dexterity to sew up patients. The blue light emitted by screens is particularly harmful to children's eyes. Do we heed these warnings? We would like the Geneva authorities to launch an awareness campaign, but they are distracted by the chaos reigning in the government.

Krakow, Poland: Third International Forum on Protection from Electromagnetic Environmental Pollution: Summary of Presentation by Prof. Olle Johansson

Krakow hears of heart cancers and corruption while the U.N. promotes wireless technology and the White House weighs tax cuts and less red tape for 5G
by John Weigel, emfcommunity.com 24 October 2018

(Krakow, Poland) At the Third International Forum on Protection from Electromagnetic Environmental Pollution [24 September 2018] three scientists speaking the city’s Hall of Sessions told the international audience of the threat posed by modern microwave based technology to human life amide and environment of political and corporate corruption. Krakow remains the only municipality on the planet to protect it’s citizens from the dangers of electromagnetic radiation pollution.

Following is an extract from the article on the presentation by Prof. Olle Johansson, neuroscientist, formerly of the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden:

Due in large part to the relentless work of Johansson and the Swedish Association for the ElectroSensitive, Sweden is the only country in the world to recognize electrosensitivity as a functional impairment.

Krakow, Poland: Third International Forum on Protection from Electromagnetic Environmental Pollution: Summary of Presentation by Dr. Fiorella Belpoggi

Krakow hears of heart cancers and corruption while the U.N. promotes wireless technology and the White House weighs tax cuts and less red tape for 5G
by John Weigel, emfcommunity.com 24 October 2018

You may view Dr. Belpoggi's presentation here.

Dr. Fiorella Belpoggi at
Krakow Forum
(Krakow, Poland) At the Third International Forum on Protection from Electromagnetic Environmental Pollution [24 September 2018] three scientists speaking the city’s Hall of Sessions told the international audience of the threat posed by modern microwave based technology to human life amide and environment of political and corporate corruption. Krakow remains the only municipality on the planet to protect it’s citizens from the dangers of electromagnetic radiation pollution.

Following is an extract from the article on the presentation by Dott.ssa Fiorella Belpoggi (Italy), director, Cesare Maltoni Cancer Research Center, Ramazzini Institute, Bologna, Italy:

Collegium Ramazzini is an independent, international academy with 180 invited members from more than 30 countries. It was founded in 1982 by American-born Dr. Irving Selikoff who made the definitive link between asbestos and lung disease.

It was named after 16th Century Italian physician Bernardino Ramazzini. The Collegium Ramazzini’s brief is to investigate occupational and environmental health issues. As head of research, Dr. Fiorella Belpoggi conducts her scientific studies at the Collegium’s Ramazzini Institute in Bologna, Italy.

17 November 2018

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)

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

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

Flickr
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:


Extract:
Conclusions

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.

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
BY RONALD MELNICK, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR, 13 November 2018

THE VIEWS EXPRESSED BY CONTRIBUTORS ARE THEIR OWN AND NOT THE VIEW OF THE HILL

© 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.

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

NBTC asks WHO for clarity on telecom base health risks
NEWSPAPER SECTION: BUSINESS | WRITER: KOMSAN TORTERMVASANA AND ONLINE REPORTERSbangkokpost.com, 13 November 2018

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.

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
electrosante.fr

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?
BY CONAN MILNER, EPOCH TIMES, 9 November 2018

I
(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.

07 November 2018

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.

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.

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.

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
DECCAN CHRONICLE, 12 April 2018

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.

'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."

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.

National Toxicology Program Final Reports on Rat and Mouse Studies of Radio Frequency Radiation: Summaries and Full Texts

National Toxicology Program. NTP technical report on the toxicology and carcinogenesis studies in Hsd:Sprague Dawley SD rats exposed to whole-body radio frequency radiation at a frequency (900 MHz) and modulations (GSM and CDMA) used by cell phones. Research Triangle Park, NC. November, 2018.

SUMMARY

Background

Cell phones utilize a specific type of radio waves, or radio frequency radiation (RFR), to transmit between the devices and the network. Exposure of people to RFR occurs primarily through use of cell phones and other wireless devices. We studied the effects of nearly lifetime exposures to two different types, or modulations, of RFR (GSM and CDMA) used in cellular telephone networks in the United States in male and female rats and mice to identify potential toxicity or cancer-related hazards.

National Toxicology Program Releases Final Reports on Rat and Mouse Studies of Radio Frequency Radiation - NIEHS News Release

High Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation Associated With Cancer in Male Rats
NIEHS News Release, 1st November 2018

(Audio recording of 31 October 2018 Telephone Press Conference - at right of original article.)

National Toxicology Program releases final reports on rat and mouse studies of radio frequency radiation like that used in 2G and 3G cell phone technologies

The National Toxicology Program (NTP) concluded there is clear evidence that male rats exposed to high levels of radio frequency radiation (RFR) like that used in 2G and 3G cell phones developed cancerous heart tumors, according to final reports released today. There was also some evidence of tumors in the brain and adrenal gland of exposed male rats. For female rats, and male and female mice, the evidence was equivocal as to whether cancers observed were associated with exposure to RFR. The final reports represent the consensus of NTP and a panel of external scientific experts who reviewed the studies in March after draft reports were issued in February.

“The exposures used in the studies cannot be compared directly to the exposure that humans experience when using a cell phone,” said John Bucher, Ph.D., NTP senior scientist. “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. In addition, the exposure levels and durations in our studies were greater than what people experience.”