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15 June 2019

EU Should Stop 5G, Say Renowned Scientists

EU should stop 5G, say renowned scientists
zeitpunkt.ch, / diagnose-funk.org, 5 June 2019
What happens when people are exposed to 5G?
(Photo: David Sarkisov on Unsplash)

Two renowned scientists call for a moratorium on 5G from the EU Environment Commissioner. They note that the EU is eagerly advancing the establishment of 5G, although a new EU report acknowledges that it is currently not possible to accurately simulate or measure 5G emissions in the real world.

In their communication to the EU Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella, the scientists Rainer Nyberg (Sweden) and Lennart Hardell (Finland) refer to three points.

1. They call on the EU Environment Commissioner to issue an immediate moratorium on the deployment of 5G, stating that the 5G appeal has since been confirmed by more than 230 independent scientists and physicians. According to the Precautionary Principle and EU IP / 00/96, "the protection of health takes precedence over economic considerations".

Eye Doctors Warn Youth Risk Going Cross-Eyed from Smartphone Use

Eye doctors warn youth risk going cross-eyed from smartphone use
By YURI OIWA/ Staff Writer, asahi.com, 14 June 2019

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Young people may be at risk of becoming cross-eyed from using smartphones for long periods, two prominent medical associations in Japan warned.

(Photo): After surgery in February, Taiki Uematsu recovered from acute internal strabismus. Photo taken in Aichi Prefecture on June 9 (Yuri Oiwa)

The Japanese Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and the Japanese Association for Strabismus and Amblyopia (JASA) announced research results regarding acute internal strabismus at a joint academic meeting held in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, on June 14.

The two academic groups will conduct a full investigation as early as this autumn to establish measures for treatment and prevention.

A link between staring at small screens such as those of smartphones for long periods and developing acute internal strabismus was cited previously in a thesis by a Korean research team and by others. But no scientific proof has been yet found that it causes the condition.

Oregon: School Wireless Safety Bill Passes State Senate

SCHOOL WIRELESS SAFETY BILL PASSES STATE SENATE
Today the Oregon State Senate passed, by a unanimous vote, SB283.
Posted By: Alicia Rubin, kdrv.com, 13 June 2019

Today, June 13, 2019, the Oregon State Senate passed SB 283, which directs the Oregon Health Authority to review independently-funded scientific studies of the health effects of exposure to microwave radiation, particularly exposure that results from use of wireless network technologies in schools.

The bill also directs the Oregon Department of Education to develop recommendations to schools in this state for practices and alternative technologies that reduce students’ exposure to microwave radiation that Oregon Health Authority report identifies as harmful.

14 June 2019

Time to Wake Up to the Global Public Health Issue of Phonegate

As and when new developments occur in the Phonegate affair, this article will be updated.

Time to Wake Up to the Global Public Health Issue of Phonegate
by Meris Michaels, 23 May 2019 - updated 14 June 2019

Phonegate Press Book
For over 20 years, cell phone users have been knowingly misled about their true levels of exposure to radiofrequency (RF) waves under real conditions of use in contact with the body. Consumers have been doubly misled by not having been informed by the public authorities to keep the phone away from the body.

This issue concerns all of us and those we love. Most of us have cell phones. We hold them against our heads, keep them switched on in a pants or shirt pocket or tucked in a bra. Many of us are unaware that cell phone manufacturers are testing phones at a certain distance from the body, not in the ways that most of us use them, touching the body. These same manufacturers warn us to keep the phone at a distance from the body.

The authorities have been lax in implementing public health campaigns and recommendations to reduce RF exposure, especially regarding children, pregnant women and medically sensitive populations who are more vulnerable to these waves.

13 June 2019

Switzerland: 5G, Doubts about Health

Some info unveiled about the WHO International EMF Project (Our comment: Emilie van Deventer is an engineer and we doubt she is one of the persons "dedicated to the effect of EM waves on health"):

The future is always an unknown... keystone
"There are some researches on 4G that show an effect, but most studies do not prove it," expert Emilie van Deventer, one of the leaders of "The International EMF Project UN" (operating since 1996 at the the WHO, employing 60 people but only 3 dedicated to the effect of electromagnetic waves on health, with just 56,000 francs an annual budget available).

5G, doubts about health
RSI, 6th June 2019  (auto-translation)

The 5G raises major concerns and there is therefore much expectation for the content of the Federal Council report on the possible health hazards associated with this new technology. Geneva has even called for UN intervention.

Switzerland: 19.3534 INTERPELLATION: 5G: a working group is studying the impact of electromagnetic waves in Switzerland, the independence of the members is at least as important as their skills

19.3534 INTERPELLATION: 5G: a working group is studying the impact of electromagnetic waves in Switzerland, the independence of the members is at least as important as their skills
(unofficial translation)


Submitted by : BORLOZ FRÉDÉRIC

Liberal-radical group

PLR. Liberal Radicals

Submission date : 3 June 2019
Submitted to the National Council

State of deliberations: Not yet dealt with by the Council

SUBMITTED TEXT

Can the Federal Council confirm that it has verified the independence of the members of the working group, initiated by Federal Councilor D. Leuthard on behalf of the FOEN [Federal Office of the Environment], with regard to private, commercial or industrial interests, or even with regard to any positions adopted prior to the present work?

Prime Minister Of Poland Signs Global Appeal To Stop 5G

As of June 7, 2019, 100,091 people and organizations from at least 187 countries have signed this Appeal.
https://www.5gspaceappeal.org/signatories-organizations


Prime Minister Of Poland Signs Global Appeal To Stop 5G
By Julian Rosenaturalblaze.com, 9 June 2019
Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki
(photo exoportail.com)

In what is surely an unprecedented and groundbreaking action, the Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki, has personally backed an International Appeal to stop the controversial roll-out of 5G electromagnetic microwave telecommunication transmissions.

5G, a new millimetre band frequency range being introduced by the telecommunications industry worldwide has been identified by over 2,000 scientists and 1,400 medical doctors from all over the world, as presenting a direct threat to human health, as well as to animal, insect and plant life.

There have been no safety tests carried out to ensure its safety, in spite of the fact that 5G operates at between 10 and 100 times higher frequencies than current 3 and 4G cell phone tower transmitters.

12 June 2019

[Press release] Phonegate Scandal: A Criminal Complaint against HMD GLOBAL OY (NOKIA)

[Press release] Phonegate scandal: a criminal complaint against HMD GLOBAL OY (NOKIA)
Phonegate Team,  phonegatealert.org, 12 June 2019


After XIAOMI, a new complaint filed against HMD GLOBAL OY (NOKIA) by the association PHONEGATE ALERT and a new collective action launched

While a first complaint was filed on April 15, 2019 against the Chinese mobile phone manufacturer XIAOMI, a second complaint* is now being filed against the manufacturer HMD GLOBAL OY. Since the end of 2016, the Finnish company has been marketing NOKIA mobile phones, having been granted a license to use its brand.

We explain the reasons for this complaint and its objectives.

A new violation of the SAR regulations indicated by ANFR

GBM Rising in Denmark, Much as in England - True Increases or Artifacts?

GBM Rising in Denmark, Much as in England
True Increases or Artifacts?
microwavenews.com, June 11, 2019

GBM is going up in Denmark too. The steady rise is very similar to what has been seen in England.

New government data, released in May by a member of the Danish Parliament, show a near doubling of this fatal brain tumor, glioblastoma multiforme, since the year 2000. You can see the trend by following the orange line in the histogram below.







Incidence of GBM in Denmark, 1995-2017 (blue bars); % increase relative to 1995 
(orange line). 
Prepared by a Danish epidemiologist for Microwave News. (click to enlarge)

For the story —and some caveats— behind these numbers, please see companion article: “Danish Spike in GBM Is Back.”

Cell Phone Users are also Deceived

Danger of Waves
Letter to the Editor, Tribune de Genève, 12 June 2019
 (inspired by the opinion of Olivier Bot, Deputy Editor-in-Chief): "WHO and the health of multinationals".)

Many mobile phone manufacturers mislead consumers by testing the amount of energy carried by RF waves absorbed by the user of these devices at a distance from the body, not the way people use them - against the head or body or keeping them in a pocket. The French National Frequencies Agency has found that many mobile phones tested against the body exceed the threshold for exposure to waves set by Europe and Switzerland. In this context, the international NGO, Phonegate Alert Association, filed a criminal complaint in France against the Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi for deception, fraudulent commercial practices and endangering the lives of others.

10 June 2019

International Phonegate scandal: All overexposed, all deceived, all endangered by our mobile phones

International Phonegate scandal: All overexposed, all deceived, all endangered by our mobile phones
Phonegate Teamphonegatealert.org, 10 June 2019

The medical conference held on Saturday 8 June 2019 provided the first opportunity to discuss in England about the Phonegate case and its industrial and health consequences. We would like to warmly thank Dr. Erica Mallery Blythe, President of PHIRE, for her invitation and support that made this event possible in the UK. It was also an opportunity for fruitful exchanges with Professors Dominique Belpomme (France) and Olle Johansson (Sweden) present to discuss the various aspects related to the health of people suffering from electrohypersensitivity (EHS).

All the interventions were filmed and will soon be available on our website and social networks. In the meantime you will find the presentation in English made by Dr Marc Arazi, President of Alerte Phonegate. Thank you in advance for spreading it widely around you.




https://www.phonegatealert.org/en/international-phonegate-scandal-all-overexposed-all-deceived-all-endangered-by-our-mobile-phones

09 June 2019

Switzerland: Interpellation 19.3120 Submitted by Alice Glauser-Zufferey: "Non-ionizing Radiation, Health and Responsibility"

UPDATE with Opinion of Federal Council of 29.05.19
(unofficial translation)

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The Swiss Insurance Association (SIA) classifies non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation, and therefore mobile telephony radiation, as an emerging risk (currently twelve in number). These are new types of risks that may have an impact in the future. Unlike traditional risks, they are difficult to identify and therefore difficult to assess financially. A common feature of emerging risks is that the causality between risk and damage cannot (yet) be proven. Since the generally accepted criteria for providing insurance against hazards cannot be applied to emerging risks without further action, liability insurers are faced with the fundamental question of whether such risks can actually be covered by insurance. In the absence of this causality and because it is almost impossible to financially assess possible risks, insurers are reluctant to cover the risks for the population that could result from the antennas.

Switzerland: 19.3089 INTERPELLATION Submitted by Thomas Hardegger : Mobile Telephony. 5G and Its Health Risks


UPDATE with Opinion of Federal Council of 15 May 2019:
(unofficial translation in English)

The effect of non-ionizing radiation (NIR) on humans depends on its intensity and frequency. The current deployment of 5G is in the frequency ranges already used today for mobile telephony and wireless networks (WIFI).

1./2. In the long term, a higher frequency range should also be used in 5G. However, as it is not yet widely used, it has not been the subject of any observational studies of its impact on the population. Internationally, a review article published in 2018 lists some 80 animal and cellular studies on frequencies between 30 and 65 gigahertz. In Switzerland, no research on this frequency range has been conducted to date.

Switzerland: 19.3211 INTERPELLATION Submitted by Frédéric Borloz: Public spaces: the creation of protected areas from electromagnetic fields could facilitate access by hypersensitive people

19.3211 INTERPELLATION : Public spaces: the creation of protected areas from electromagnetic fields could facilitate access by hypersensitive people

UPDATE: Federal Council Opinion of 29 May 2019:
(unofficial translation)


The author of the interpellation assumes that the radiation of mobile telephony, as it is now present in the environment and legally permissible, is clearly harmful to human beings. In its report of 25 February 2015 on mobile telephony networks adapted to future requirements, the Federal Council stated that warming of the body's tissues is the only scientifically proven harmful effect on humans due to high frequency radiation. However, this effect is excluded if the emission limit values defined in the Ordinance on Protection against Non-Ionising Radiation (ORNI; SR 814.710) are complied with. Research has led to more or less well-documented observations showing that mobile phone radiation can have other biological effects that cannot be attributed to this warming. Scientific studies are carried out to determine whether they are dangerous to health. Based on the findings of surveys on mobile phone use, the World Health Organization has classified high frequency radiation as potentially carcinogenic to humans. At the same time, it found that research on the population's exposure to fixed transmitter stations, which have much lower radiation levels, does not reveal an increased risk of cancer. However, the organization recognizes that there is no relevant long-term study.

08 June 2019

The WHO Cover-up that is Costing Us the Earth

The WHO cover-up that is costing us the Earth 

A video by Olga Sheean with an accompanying document, 5 June 2019
Please share this excellent video far and wide.



Video on Olga Sheean's site: EMF Off!
https://www.emfoff.com/cover-up/

Video on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXx4nAsxFFQ

Accompanying document:
https://www.emfoff.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/WHO-cover-up.pdf


Message from Robert James Parsons
Independent Journalist

The following message with its link to a brief (less-than-twenty-minute) film has come to me from a long-time friend, researcher and activist working on electromagnetic radiation.

This is a subject that I have been researching and tracking myself for going on six years, without, I am ashamed to say, yet publishing any of the in-depth articles that I have planned and partially written -- something soon to change, I hope.

My work in this area has been built on my work in the area of ionizing (atomic) radiation, which started in 1996, when I began tracking Gulf War illness (which turned out to be radiation poisoning, although this has never been officially acknowledged by the Pentagon).

The film is a well deserved frontal attack on the World Health Organization, which I know well from over twenty years of dealing with it and reporting on matters of international public health. The main point made in the film is that the WHO's "safety" norms for human exposure to electromagnetic radiation are bogus.

07 June 2019

“Phonegate Alert” Invited to a Conference in England by Dr. Mallery-Blythe, Horsham, UK, 8 June 2019

“Phonegate Alert” invited to a conference in England by Dr. Mallery-Blythe
Phonegate Team, 27 May 2019

On June 8, 2019, a commemorative conference in honorr of Jenny Fry will be held in England at the initiative of “EMF aware Sussex”. On this occasion, the experts present will review scientific and medical knowledge concerning electrosensitivity, the development of new 5G technologies, communicating meters and mobile phones. We would like to thank Dr. Mallery-Blythe for her invitation, which will allow us, for the first time on English soil, to discuss the issues related to the Phonegate scandal.

The speakers:

Professor Dominique Belpomme,
Professor of Medical Oncology at the University of Paris René Descartes, founder of the European Institute for Research on Cancer and the Environment (ECERI), founder of ARTAC (Association for Research and Treatments Against Cancer). He will speak on the theme: “Etiology, diagnosis and management of electrohyper-sensitivity (EHS).
Dr. Marc Arazi,
Physician
Co-founder and President of the organization Alerte Phonegate.
His presentation: “The international Phonegate scandal: All overexposed, all deceived, all threatened by our mobile phones”.
Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe,
Founder of the PHIRE medical organization (Physicians’ Health Initiative for Radiation & Environment), Trustee RRT (Radiation Research Trust), Medical Advisor ORSAA (Oceanic Radiofrequency Scienti c Advisory Association), Medical Advisor ESUK and member of IGNIR 5g, she will speak on the theme: “Overview of EMF health effects and PHIRE 5G Five Facts initiative.”
Debbie Fry (dental nurse) will talk about her daughter, Jenny’s experiences with her E.H.S. and her campaign to turn off Wi-Fi in schools and hospitals.

This conference, which will be held on Saturday, June 8 from 9am to 5pm in the Sedwick park house, is open to the public. You can download the prospectus to register.

06 June 2019

Canada: Doctors, Experts Call for Delaying Deployment of 5G Due to Health Risks

Doctors, Experts Call for Delaying Deployment of 5G Due to Health Risks
By Arek Rusek, ntd.com, June 6, 2019

TORONTO, Canada—Although 5G, or fifth generation wireless technology, promises faster download speeds and conveniences that most of us have never dreamed of, we’ll also be blanketed with a new type of radiation called “millimeter waves,” according to health experts who warn of the rising risks associated with the rollout of 5G.

At the Wireless Technology Symposium in Toronto on May 31, experts discussed evidence of adverse health effects from 5G technology and answered questions from the audience.

“It’s not been made clear to the public that 5G won’t just be another number and a letter on your cell phone,” said Frank Clegg, former president of Microsoft Canada. “It requires an entirely new infrastructure of thousands of small cellular antennas to be erected throughout the cities where it’s going to be installed.”

Are rises in Electro-Magnetic Field in the human environment, interacting with multiple environmental pollutions, the tripping point for increases in neurological deaths in the Western World?

On a rare occasion when the Swiss authorities (person responsible for health strategy and policy, canton Vaud) asked for more information about a study mentioned in one of my letters to the editor, the subject was research carried out by Bournemouth University on the rising numbers of younger people being diagnosed with dementia. This was back in 2015. (See 2015 opinion by Colin Pritchard published by The Guardian, "Why Modern Life is Making Dementia in Your 40s More Likely".

Here is the closing of a June 2019 paper by Colin Pritchard and others, Bournemouth University:

An MRI scan of a human brain: dementia sufferers are
becoming younger.
Photo: Alamy from 2015 Guardian article.
"In closing, we take a backward look over just 25 clinical years to consider the rises in the incidence of Autism and Asperger syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ADHD, Early Onset Dementias, rises in the WHO diagnostic categories Nervous Disease Deaths and Alzheimer’s and Other Dementia deaths across the Western world, all alongside intensive increases in background environmental pollutants and the now ubiquitous EMF. Part of the problem is that these influences have been slow and insidious and the new digital world, so full of ‘good things’, perhaps we may need to begin to realise that possibly we have opened Pandora’s Box."

Are rises in Electro-Magnetic Field in the human environment, interacting with multiple environmental pollutions, the tripping point for increases in neurological deaths in the Western World?
by Colin Pritchard, Anne Silk, Lars Hansen, Medical Hypotheses, Vol. 127, June 2019 (full text)

Abstract

Whilst humans evolved in the earth’s Electro-Magnetic-Field (EMF) and sun-light, both being essential to life but too much sun and we burn. What happens if background EMF rise to critical levels, coinciding with increasing environmental pollutants?

05 June 2019

The 5G War — Technology Versus Humanity

The 5G War — Technology Versus Humanity
by Dr. Joseph Mercola, 5 June 2019

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • 5G relies primarily on the bandwidth of the millimeter wave, known to cause a painful burning sensation. It’s also been linked to eye and heart problems, suppressed immune function, genetic damage and fertility problems
  • FCC admits no 5G safety studies have been conducted or funded by the agency or telecom industry, and that none are planned
  • The FCC has been captured by the telecom industry, which in turn has perfected the disinformation strategies employed by the tobacco industry before it
  • Persistent exposures to microwave frequencies like those from cellphones can cause mitochondrial dysfunction and nuclear DNA damage from free radicals produced from peroxynitrite
  • Excessive exposures to cellphones and Wi-Fi networks have been linked to chronic diseases such as cardiac arrhythmias, anxiety, depression, autism, Alzheimer’s and infertility

04 June 2019

Switzerland: 19.3180 INTERPELLATION : “Phonegate”: Properly inform mobile phone users

UPDATE : On 29 May 2019, the Federal Council replied to this interpellation:

Opinion of the Federal Council:


1)
The Federal Office of Public Health has been informing the public for years about the best way to reduce exposure to mobile phone waves, with a detailed fact sheet. To prevent unnecessary head exposure, it recommends that users wear headphones and use a hands-free kit equipped with a low-intensity Bluetooth transmitter.

2) and 4)
According to the recommendations of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), the SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) value for mobile phones should not exceed 2 watts per kilogram at the ear. Limit values make it possible to avoid the occurrence of adverse health effects associated with the heating of tissues exposed to high-frequency electromagnetic radiation. They have been defined on the basis of research results on the effects of this radiation and take into account a safety factor of 50 um. The limit values therefore do not cover the as yet little known effects of short and long-term exposure that could occur despite compliance with these values.

Colorectal Cancer Soaring in Young Adults; Are Smartphones in the Mix?

Colorectal Cancer Soaring in Young Adults; Are Smartphones in the Mix?
Epidemiologist De-Kun Li Wants To Know

microwavenews.com, 3 June 2019

De-Kun Li wants to change the conversation on cell phones and cancer. Li, a senior epidemiologist and veteran EMF researcher, believes that brain tumors have been getting too much attention at the expense of other types of cancer, notably colorectal cancer.

Efforts to reduce colon and rectal cancers have been a striking success story for those over 50 years old. Incidence among older Americans declined 32% between 2000 and 2013, due largely to better screening. But the story for young adults is very different. Those born around 1990 now face four times the risk of developing rectal cancer and twice the risk of colon cancer in their 20s, compared to those born around 1950, according to the American Cancer Society. (Rates among young adults are still relatively low; see graphs below.)



According to the National Cancer Institute’s most recent annual report, released last week, colorectal cancer is the most common cancer among men between the age of 20 and 49.

03 June 2019

Fifth Court in Italy Ruled Cell Phones Cause Brain Tumors and Determined It Is An Occupational Disease

Fifth Court in Italy Ruled Cell Phones Cause Brain Tumors and Determined It Is An Occupational Disease
Written by: Martine Vriens, Director of International Legal Affairs for We Are The Evidencewearetheevidence.org, 29 May 2019

On 30 January, 2019, an Italian Court in the city of Monza, Italy ruled that the Acoustic Neuroma brain tumor of an airport employee was caused by exposure to the radiation from a cell phone he used for over 10 years for his work. The court determined that the tumor has permanently incapacitated him, and ruled it to be an occupational disease. PRESS HERE for the Court’s Decision.

This is the fourth case in which the courts in Italy determined that an Acoustic Neuroma type brain tumor was caused by a cell phone, and the fifth court to make such ruling as in the first case the court decision was appealed and later confirmed by Italy’s Supreme Court. A Summary of the four cases is in the bottom of this article.

WHO/IARC Position On Wireless And Health

World Health Organization International Agency For The Research On Cancer’s Position On Wireless And Health
ehtrust.org, article updated 2019

The World Health Organization International Agency for the Research on cancer recommends reducing exposure to radio frequency radiation (RFR) from cell phones. This is stated in the 2011 Press Release. There are also expert advisors of the World Health Organization who are making clear statements that radiofrequency radiation is a carcinogen backed by scientific evidence. On this page we have the documentation of the statements and videos of the World Health organization experts speaking.

It is important to note that the World Health Organization International Agency for the Research on Cancer is a different entity than the World Health Organization EMF Project. The EMF Project was started with industry money and has been criticized for lack of transparency and deep roots to industry. As an example, we are not informed as to who writes the factsheets and content and when asked, there is no response. The one paid staff member on the EMF Project is an engineer who has a history of support by wireless companies.

5G Danger: 100s Of Respected Scientists Sound Alarm About Health Effects As 5G Networks Go Global

5G Danger: 100s Of Respected Scientists Sound Alarm About Health Effects As 5G Networks Go Global
by Tyler Durdenzerohedge.com, 20 May 2019

Authored by Michael Snyder via The End of The American Dream blog,

Even though many in the scientific community are loudly warning about the potential health effects that 5G technology could have on the general population, Verizon and AT&T are starting to put up their 5G networks in major cities all across the nation.

Today, the total number of cell phones exceeds the entire population of the world, and the big cell phone companies are making a crazy amount of money providing service to all of those phones. And now that the next generation of cell phone technology has arrived, millions of cell phone users are looking forward to better connections and faster speeds than ever before. In fact, President Trump says that 5G networks will be up to 100 times faster than the current 4G networks that we are using right now…

02 June 2019

To Bee, or Not To Bee, That Is the Five "G" Question - Olle Johansson

To bee, or not to bee, that is the five “G” question – Olle Johansson
by Olle Johanssonnewsvoice.se, 28 May 2019

Olle Johansson KI - Photo: NASMS, A. McDowell
The collective evidence we can draw from the current scientific status regarding adverse health and biological effects of artificial electromagnetic field exposures, such as from cell phones, antennas/base stations, TV and radio towers, babyalarms, smart meters, powerlines, and WiFi routers, points to that we may be jeopardizing more than our own health and behaviour. Bacteria, plants, birds, frogs, and pollinating insects, may all be targeted, and it is obvious we must proceed with the highest caution before immersing the citizens and our wildlife in more and more artificial electromagnetic fields. We may, as a matter of fact, already be gravely endangering our current as well as coming generations. To not act today, may prove a disaster tomorrow, and such lack of action may again result in the classical “late lessons from early warnings”, or – even worse – “too late lessons from early warnings”.

By Olle Johansson, former head of The Experimental Dermatology Unit, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, and former adjunct professor of The Royal Institute of Technology, also Stockholm, Sweden, now retired and leading The Institute of Common Sense for Common Sense, Utö/Stockholm, Sweden.

30 May 2019

Switzerland: 19.3113 INTERPELLATION: Who Bears the Health Risk of 5G Technology?

UPDATE : On 22 May 2019, the Federal Council replied to this interpellation:

Opinion of the Federal Council


1. The Federal Council takes the public's concern about the harmful effects of mobile telephony very seriously. With its ordinance on protection against non-ionizng radiation (ORNI; SR 814.710), Switzerland has a legislative framework that restricts the radiation of mobile telephony antennas more than most of its neighboring countries. The limit values are set in the ORNI on the basis of the precautionary principle laid down in the Environmental Protection Act (EPL; SR 814.01), a principle that the Federal Council intends to maintain.

Video Interview with Professor Martin Röösli, President of the Swiss Advisory Expert Group NIS (BERENIS)

Video interview with Professor Martin Röösli
schutz-vor-strahlung.ch, 29 May 2019 - translation
[All interviews are in Swiss German.]

Professor Martin Röösli
Martin Röösli is Professor in Environmental Epidemiology at the Tropical Institute in Basel and also a member of  ICNIRP.  He also presides over the Advisory Expert Group NIS (BERENIS), which works for the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), and continues to work in the "Mobile Communications and Radiation" working group, which is mandated by the Confederation. We were allowed to interview him.

WLAN [Wi-Fi] and the detectability of electrosensitivity

We wanted to know why Prof. Röösli considers WLAN to be negligible, because building biologists have been recognizing WLAN as a disturbing factor for a good night's sleep for years.

"If it were possible to prove electrosensitivity only once, that would question the whole model of thinking." 
- Martin Röösli, epidemiologist and FOEN consultant
According to a 2004 survey , 5% of respondents said they were electrosensitive. According to another survey in 2009 , it was 8.6%. An additional increase in the number of persons affected by 2019 is to be expected. Around 800,000 people in Switzerland are therefore likely to react sensitively to electrosmog today. Nevertheless, Prof. Röösli finds no scientific proof of electrosensitivity.

29 May 2019

What are EMFs and How Do They Impact Chronic Illness?

This article includes a discussion of Lyme disease in relation to EMFs.

WHAT ARE EMFS AND HOW DO THEY IMPACT CHRONIC ILLNESS?
by Dr. Jay Davidson

Article Summary

  • Electromagnetic Fields, or EMFs, are growing more common in a world constantly moving toward the next technological advancement. EMFs can come from phones, computers, and charging stations. For years, people have reported health problems that link back to EMFs.
  • EMFs have been connected with everything from headaches and insomnia to infertility, depression, and cancer.
  • Today, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes chronic disease as the leading cause of disability and death in the world. Chronic disease and EMF exposure can go together, leading to a more aggressive long-term illness.
  • Lyme disease can be affected by EMFs. People suffering from chronic Lyme can suffer from a weakened immune system and inflammation as a result of electromagnetic exposure. Radiation from electromagnetic sources can damage the immune system, and slow down recovery.
  • EMFs have entered our homes more in recent years. Studies have shown that these waves cause and exacerbate a range of health problems. They impact our bodies on a cellular level, leading to problems with a host of illnesses, including Lyme.
  • People who suffer from chronic illness are also more likely to have electromagnetic sensitivity. Electromagnetic sensitivity can mean that you’re more likely to suffer from severe reactions to EMFs.
  • Electromagnetic sensitivity can present itself with a range of symptoms, including headaches, nausea, warm and burning sensations, and more.
  • To help get rid of the problem of chronic Lyme, or chronic disease, it is important to reduce exposure to EMFs. It may be impossible to avoid exposure entirely, but it can be limited by reducing your use of cell phones, and other wireless devices.

28 May 2019

Twenty New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (23 May 2019)

Twenty 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, 23 May 2019

[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 600 abstracts.

To see the latest studies or to download the 467-page document (pdf) go to the following web page:

Recent Research on Wireless Radiation and Electromagnetic Fields

News

International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) Commission Elections 2019
Call for nominations - Open until 17 September 2019

Botanist Report Links The Pulsed Microwave Radiation Emissions Of Wireless Networks To The Disappearance And Exodus Of Song Birds, Bats And Insects In Mt. Nardi (Australia)

Botanist Report Links The Pulsed Microwave Radiation Emissions Of Wireless Networks To The Disappearance And Exodus Of Song Birds, Bats And Insects In Mt. Nardi
Environmental Health Trust

A report to UNESCO by botanist Mark Broomhall details the association between increasing amounts of electromagnetic radiation and species disappearance and exodus from the Mt. Nardi area of the Nightcap National Park World Heritage Area during a 15-year period (2000-2015.) Mt. Nardi has a tower complex, an installation of wireless antennas, that has steadily increased the electromagnetic emissions in the areas as new antennas were added over the years. The report contains a timeline of the activation of new antennas and documents the endangered birds, bats and plants that have decreased in the area. In addition, he states that from the year 2000, flying insects have been noticeably diminishing.

He estimates that 70 to 90% of the wildlife has become rare or has disappeared from the Nightcap National Park within a 2-3 km radius of the Mt. Nardi tower complex and summarized that concrete data shows:

26 May 2019

Swiss Re Emerging Risk Report: 5G Mobile Networks Rated As "High Impact" Risk for Insurance Industry

5G mobile networks rated as "high impact" risk for insurance industry in new Emerging Risk report from Swiss Re.  Swiss Re rated 5G as a "high impact" risk affecting property and casualty claims in more than 3 years.

From: Swiss Re. SONAR – New emerging risk insights. Zurich, Switzerland: Sustainability, Emerging and Political Risk Management, Swiss Re Institute, Strategy Development & Performance Management. May 2019. https://www.swissre.com/insti…/research/sonar/sonar2019.html

Off the leash – 5G mobile networks (p. 29)

"5G – short for fifth generation – is the latest standard for cellular mobile communications. Providing ultrafast broadband connection with higher capacity and lower latency, 5G is not only heaven for your smartphone. It will enable wireless connectivity in real time for any device of the Internet of things (IoT), whether that be autonomous cars or sensor-steered factory. In doing so, it will allow decentralised seamless interconnectivity between devices.

To allow for a functional network coverage and increased capacity overall, more antennas will be needed, including acceptance of higher levels of electromagnetic radiation. In some jurisdictions, the rise of threshold values will require legal adaptation. Existing concerns regarding potential negative health effects from electromagnetic fields (EMF) are only likely to increase. An uptick in liability claims could be a potential long-term consequence.

Swiss Firms Will Not Be Compensated if 5G Found to Be Harmful

Swiss firms will not be compensated if 5G found to be harmful
swissinfo.ch, 23 May 2019

The Swiss government will apply the precautionary principle to fifth generation mobile communications (5G) and can tighten existing laws in the face of new scientific evidence on risks.

Mobile operators that have invested in 5G technology will not be financially compensated by the state if stricter laws are introduced, the Federal Council responded on Thursday to a parliamentarian’s question. The financial cost of complying with scientifically-backed new legislation will have to be borne by the telecom companies. There was acknowledgement of the World Health Organization’s decision to classify high frequency radiation as potentially carcinogenic to humans but the government pointed out the absence of relevant long-term studies.

Hence, the Federal Council has taken these grey areas into account based on the precautionary principle. It has set stricter installation limit values for sensitive areas likes homes, schools, hospitals, offices, playgrounds, etc. to ensure low-level exposure over the long term.

When it comes to compensating victims of harmful exposure, several existing legal provisions would make it possible to demand compensation, provided a causal link can be proven. As of now, the law does not provide for the creation of a mutual compensation fund financed by mobile telephone operators. 

25 May 2019

Geneva: Speech during 5G Protest

Speech during 5G protest opposite the United Nations, Geneva, 4 May 2019
Olivier Pahud, 4G Bien Assez ! - translation

Roger Federer wants us to believe that he doesn't have wifi at home for his virtual glasses, and it is now clear for whom Donald Trump is defending interests. 5G is imposed on us like force-feeding geese.

However, I see in 5G an opportunity, the opportunity to unite, all together. Yellow vests, climate demonstrators, the electrohypersensitive (EHS), all ages from all walks of life have a common cause here.

Because in the end, 5G is symptomatic of our society, of the exhaustion of our old democracy. The commune says to refer to the canton, the canton to the confederation: a devious form of dictatorship in three layers! Politicians are the bedrock of industrialists. They have only one word in their mouths: growth.

























Health Concerns May Slow Rollout of Super-Fast 5G Mobile Networks, Analyst Warns

Health Concerns May Slow Rollout of Super-Fast 5G Mobile Networks, Analyst Warns
By AARON PRESSMANfortune.com, 22 May 2019

As the wireless industry races to install thousands of new cellular sites to create super-fast 5G networks, questions about the impact of the new technology on human health may delay its arrival, one Wall Street analyst warns.

In the U.S., both the Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Communications Commission say there is nothing to worry about. Most studies have not linked radio signals from mobile phones and cell towers to disease, the agencies say.

But some researchers have found heightened risks from cellular networks, and additional research will be coming over the next few years, HSBC Securities analyst Sunil Rajgopal said in a new report on Tuesday. The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer classified cellular radio waves as a possible carcinogen in 2011 and is undertaking a “high priority” study seeking a more definitive answer, he added.

Switzerland: Information War Over 5G

Editorial:  Information War Over 5G
by Antoine Grosjean, Tribune de Genève, 24 May 2019 - translation

Swisscom has recently deployed its 5G network in major
Swiss cities. A new network that is far from being
unamiously accepted. 
Image : Lucien Fortunati
Swisscom and its partners probably saw themselves as modern-day heralds, welcomed with open arms by the poor populations to whom they would bring progress. But now, just like the former conquistadors who claimed to civilize the world, those eulogizing 5G are welcomed with arrows and blowguns.

Faced with this popular and political sling, the blue giant pulled out the heavy artillery, paying itself a golden price for double pages of infomercials in several German and French-speaking newspapers, and covering our walls with giant posters. It's David against Goliath.

This information war is also played out on the political battlefield. Sign of a certain nervousness on a hot topic, the pro and anti-5G have split up letters to City Councils to praise the merits of this technology, or on the contrary, to enjoin them to be wary of it.

22 May 2019

Poor Semen Quality in Switzerland

© UNIGE
Never keep a cell phone in your pocket. The Phonegate Alert Association has revealed that some 250 cell phones tested in contact with the body expose users to radio frequencies exceeding European (and Swiss) regulatory limits and must be updated or withdrawn from the market. This issue was raised at the National Council of the Swiss Parliament in March of this year. When will the authorities correctly inform cell phone users?

Poor semen quality in Switzerland
Press Release, unige.ch, 22 May 2019

Researchers at UNIGE have carried out the first nationwide study on semen quality of young Swiss men. And their verdict? Only 38% of men have semen parameter values above the norms set by World Health Organization for fertile men.

[Full text of study published in the journal, "Andrology".]

Over the last fifty years, a marked decrease in sperm count has been observed in the Western World. But what about the situation in Switzerland? Up to now, no study had evaluated the reproductive health of Swiss young men. Researchers from the University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland, working in collaboration with other institutions and with a logistical support from the Swiss army, have undertaken the first nationwide assessment of the semen quality of men between the age of 18 and 22. The scientists assessed three important parameters: the number of spermatozoa, their motility and morphology. The results were well below the reference values issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO). The current situation is a matter of concern since the poor semen quality of Swiss men is associated with an increase in the incidence of testicular cancer. You can read about the study in the journal Andrology.

Phonegate Alert Association: Minutes of the First General Assembly

Minutes of the first Phonegate Alert General Assembly
Phonegate Team,  22 May 2019

The first Ordinary General Assembly of our association was held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at our association’s headquarters. It allowed us to draw a first assessment of the many actions carried out in 2018 by our young organization. Attached is the agenda for this annual meeting as well as the President’s moral report and the Treasurer’s financial statement.

Agenda :


  • Moral report from Dr Marc Arazi
  • Financial report for 2018 (over 10 months)
  • Prospects and projects for 2019
  • Election of the members of the Board of Directors
  • Other matters


Moral report of the President

The Phonegate Alert association was created on March 2, 2018 by three founding members, Lysiane Brasset, Joël Ferbus and Marc Arazi. It was officially declared in the Journal officiel de la République française on 10 March 2018.

The creation of our association is in line with the alert action carried out by Dr Marc Arazi since July 2016 to make the Phonegate industrial and health scandal known internationally.

21 May 2019

Open Letter to the President of the German Federal Network Agency from Environmental Physician Barbara Dohmen

Open letter to the President of the Federal Network Agency
diagnose-funk.org, 17 March 2019 - translation

5G auction / suffering of affected people

The environmental physician Barbara Dohmen from Murg (Baden-Württemberg) wrote an open letter to the President of the Federal Network Agency on the occasion of the 5G frequency auction. From a medical point of view, she impressively describes the dramatic consequences that complete radiation will have for electrohypersensitive people. Freiburg, 17.3.2019

Dear Mr. Homann,

As you will chair, as President of the Federal Network Agency, the auction of the 5th mobile phone generation, 5G, next Tuesday, 19.3.2019, I would like to urge you to inform yourself about the probable unknown effects of mobile phone technology in the health sector. There is a worrying increase in morbidity that we doctors trained in environmental medicine have observed in our professional lives since the beginning of the expansion of wireless communication technology with 2G, 3G, 4G:

19 May 2019

5G: The Unreported Global Threat: Dr. Devra Davis Responds to the New York Times

Dr. Devra Davis, president of the Environmental Health Trust, responds to the New York Times: "5G: The Unreported Global Threat"

5G: The Unreported Global Threat
by Dr. Devra Davis, medium.com, 18 May 2019

Accusations of Russia lobbying are ricocheting around the media and have now been extended through a front-page article in the New York Times positing that scientists and consumer advocates calling to halt 5G have fallen under the spell of RT, a news network registered as a Russian foreign agent in the U.S. Could it be a coincidence that following on the heels of the NY Times story, the Wall Street Journal and the UK Telegraph have echoed the same smear of guilt by association, portraying scientists who warn of the potential environmental and health damages of 5G as untethered alarmists unwittingly linked to Russian propaganda? These otherwise credible media sources ignore the substantial body of science pinpointing hazards of wirelessradiation and 5G detailed in independent journalistic investigations that have appeared extensively in media throughout Europe and been covered by majornetworks.

18 May 2019

New York Times Denies Health Impacts of 5G Cellphone Technology

New York Times Denies Health Impacts of 5G Cellphone Technology
By Richard Gale and Dr. Gary Nullglobalresearch.ca, 17 May 2019

Electromagnetic frequency's (EMFs) biomolecular effects on living organisms

The New York Times continues to descend further into spewing fiction masquerading as news. Its most recent analysis challenges Judith Miller‘s delusional screed about Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction as sheer nonsense. Evidently the Times has a propensity for disgracing itself. Now the newspaper’s latest low is William Broad’s essay, “Your 5G Phone Won’t Hurt You But Russia Wants You to Think Otherwise,” touting a wild conspiracy theory that 5G technology’s severe risks to human health and the environment is a covert Russian plot intended to sow confusion into the minds of the American public.

As a patriotic loyalist of Russo-paranoia, Broad has dreamed up a hallucination that Russia is preparing to outpace the US’s strategy to dominate the global “internet of everything” in the race to launch 5G technology globally. Aside from Broad’s otherwise corporate friendly stances supporting hydrofracking, genetically modified foods, and the myth that vaccines do not contribute to neurological disorders, he has produced some excellent work about Yoga culture and North Korea. Yet these are hardly topics that would enable a person to speak intelligently about electromagnetic frequency’s (EMFs) biomolecular effects on living organisms.

Cellphone Industry Continues to Control the Safety Message

Cellphone industry continues to control the safety message
By Frontier Centre for Public Policytroymedia.com,  May 16, 2019

In the U.S., the industry has influenced science, regulators, public perception and government policy

When industry wants science to say something, how does it do it?

Last year, The Nation showed us how in its special investigation, How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe.

In 1993, a lawsuit alleged that cellphones caused a woman’s terminal brain cancer. As wireless stocks headed downward, the industry unleashed a five-fold response.

This tactical plan can be used by any threatened industry on any issue at any time to influence science, regulators, public perception and government policy.

Citizens beware.

Study Claims 5G 'Overheats Insect Antennas'

Study claims 5G 'overheats insect antennas'
by Andrés Castellanoandroidpit.com, 17 May 2019

Les ondes plus puissantes de téléphonie mobile ont une
influence sur le métabolisme  fragile des insectes.

Image: iStock / Keystone (Photo posted in Le Matin)
The Swiss organization Pro Natura has published new studies, which indicate that the frequencies used by 5G increase the body temperature of insects. Are we taking another step against nature?

Both insects and 5G need antennas: insects use them as an olfactory organ, and 5G use them to propagate waves, which are invisible, but not harmless. Now, new studies indicate that insects are sensitive to 5G waves: A recent study has shown that insects exposed to 5G radiation have experienced an increase in their body temperature.

Pro Natura runs an intense insect protection campaign called "En
semble contre la disaparition des insectes! "(in English: "Together against the disappearance of insects!"). The campaign addresses the many problems we humans are causing our tiny cohabitants: intensive agriculture, pesticides, the disappearance of ecosystems, light pollution, and now, 5G radiation.

16 May 2019

5G Health Fears Exist but NYT & WSJ Blame Them on RT

5G health fears exist but NYT & WSJ blame them on RT (15 May 2019 - 11 min.)




Following a NY Times hit piece on RT’s 5G coverage, now the Wall Street Journal has followed suit. RT’s Dan Cohen reports from a protest in Bethesda, Maryland, that highlights the dangers of 5G radiation and mentions the demonstration against 5G in Bern in which over 1,000 people participated.   Filmmaker Sabine E. Gemayel discusses her documentary, Generation Zapped, about the risks of wireless radiation and 5G.

Explosive: NY Times 5G Ties Uncovered

Explosive: NY Times 5G ties uncovered (13 May 2019, 19 min.)


RT America:

Rick Sanchez lays into the New York Times’ baseless and intellectually lazy attack on RT America’s coverage of the potential health hazards posed by 5G radiation. Then RT America’s Dan Cohen reports on the deep conflicts of interest between New York Times and US telecommunications giant Verizon and what ties between the two say about the Times’ motives for attacking RT’s coverage of 5G technology. RT America’s Michele Greenstein discusses the legitimate public health concerns that scientists continue to raise about 5G technology and are relevant to people of all countries and points out that smearing RT is far easier than smearing the doctors and other experts sounding the alarm. Finally, journalism professor Chris Chambers joins Rick Sanchez to weigh in on the Times’ “bizarre” latest attack on RT and what it says about declining standards in journalism. 


15 May 2019

United States: Millennials Besieged by Chronic Illness: From Age 27, It’s All “Downhill”

"Other environmental factors, such as the ubiquity of glyphosate in food, air, water (and vaccines) and young people’s immersion in a wireless-saturated environment also merit close attention and an immediate response."

Millennials Besieged by Chronic Illness: From Age 27, It’s All “Downhill”
By the Children’s Health Defense Team, childrenshealthdefense.org, 14 May 2019

NOTE: There can be no denying that America’s children and young adults are at a critical juncture. Unless we start admitting what we already know about environmental culprits and become willing to do something about them, children, young adults and our nation are going to continue to get short-changed.

Millennials (the generation born between the early 1980s and approximately the mid-1990s) just got some bad news. Health insurance data from 2017 show that many of them, especially older millennials in their mid-30s, are facing unprecedented levels of mental and physical illness.

14 May 2019

California Jury Hits Monsanto with $2 Billion Judgment in Cancer Lawsuit

California jury hits Monsanto with $2 billion judgment in cancer lawsuit
By Andrew Blankstein and Adiel Kaplan,, nbcnews.com, 14 May 2019

It's the largest payout so far and the third loss in a row for Monsanto in lawsuits alleging Roundup has caused or contributed to cancer.

A woman uses a Monsanto's Roundup weedkiller spray
without glyphosate in a garden in Ercuis near Paris on
May 6, 2018. Benoit Tessier / Reuters file
A California jury has found that a popular weedkiller made by Monsanto likely caused cancer in a husband and wife and ordered the chemical giant to pay more than $2 billion in damages, twice what the plaintiffs' attorney had requested.

It's the largest payout and the third loss in a row for Monsanto in lawsuits alleging that Roundup, which includes the herbicide glyphosate, has caused or contributed to cancer — and there are approximately 11,000 suits pending across the country.

"Unlike the first two Monsanto trials, where the judges severely limited the amount of plaintiffs' evidence," attorney Michael Miller said, "we were finally allowed to show a jury the mountain of evidence showing Monsanto's manipulation of science, the media and regulatory agencies to forward their own agenda despite Roundup's severe harm to the animal kingdom and humankind."