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

24 March 2019

Oregon: Legislative Draft: Consumer Labeling of Cell Phones and Digital Screen Devices and Gaming Software

The following is one of several bills on wireless technology to be considered in the Oregon State legislature.
SB 281 -- labeling wireless digital devices

See 17 March article Parents Across America Oregon

2019 Session – Labeling Cell Phones and Digital Screen Devices – Senator Monnes Anderson – Staff: Max Muller – Submitted by: Deb Mayer – September 5, 2018

LEGISLATIVE DRAFT 

Consumer Labeling of Cell Phones and Digital Screen Devices and Gaming Software

"There was a peer review by independent scientists of the biggest study that the United States government has had to date on cellphone radiation. This was a study by the U.S. National Toxicology Program, that’s part of the National Institutes of Health. The study was commissioned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. And it released some preliminary findings in February, and then those findings were peer-reviewed by independent scientists last week. And those independent scientists finally concluded that there was, quote, “clear evidence,” unquote, “clear evidence” that cellphone radiation can cause cancers." 

PROBLEM 

22 March 2019

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

19.3113 INTERPELLATION:  Who bears the health risk of 5G technology? -
(unofficial translation)

Submitted by: MUNZ MARTINA
to the National Council, Swiss Parliament, on 14.03.2019

Status of deliberations:
Not yet dealt with by the Council

TABLED TEXT

The switch to 5G in the mobile telephony sector will expose the population to an additional unknown health risk due to high frequency electromagnetic fields. This risk is of great importance, particularly from an economic point of view.

In this regard, I would ask the Federal Council to answer the following questions:

1. What is its assessment of the health risk posed by radiation generated by mobile telephony? How will this risk evolve with the development of the 5G network? Do we have any expertise, research results or experiments done on this subject from abroad?

20 March 2019

Electrosensitivity: Its Disabling Level of Severity Could Be Prevented

+ELECTROSENSITIVITY: ITS DISABLING LEVEL OF SEVERITY COULD BE PREVENTED
Jacques Lintermans Ph.D.

If it is no longer doubtful that physiological alterations can be provoked by electromagnetic fields (EMF), these are generally not taken into consideration before having reached a disabling level of severity. One then speaks about “electrohypersensitivity” (1)

Little attention is paid to symptoms which could be possible signals of a beginning of sensitivity in a subject exposed to waves of various frequencies.

Temporary episodes of headaches , loss of short term memory, tingling, should however, be alarm signals to be taken seriously as reflecting premises of a problem, the development of which can lead to irreversible state.

Being careful to not neglect these signals, a patient and his or her doctor could prevent a serious handicap.

The dramatic consequences of exposure to EMF require questioning the first causes of the problem.

Twenty-Two New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (19 March 2019)

Twenty-two 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, 19 March 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 download the 419-page document (pdf) go to the following web page

Investigate Europe (2019). How much is safe? https://www.investigate-europe.eu/publications/how-much-is-safe/.

Oregon: Wireless Radiation Exposure Emergency Bill

WIRELESS RADIATION EXPOSURE EMERGENCY BILL
Oregon Legislature 2019 Regular Session
Senate Bill 283

SUMMARY

Directs Department of Education to prepare and make available statement that discloses potential health risks of wireless network technology and requires public and private schools to distribute statement to employees, students and parents or guardians of students.

Requires department to adopt by rule guidelines for including in school curricula, assemblies, open houses, meetings between parents and teachers and related settings information concerning hazards of exposure to microwave radiation and how to use wireless devices more safely to reduce risk.

A Second U.S. Jury Finds That Roundup Causes Cancer

A Second U.S. Jury Finds That Roundup Causes Cancer
by Olivia Rosane, EcoWatch, 20 March 2019

A second U.S. jury has ruled that Roundup causes cancer.

Edwin Hardeman is the plaintiff in the first U.S. federal trial
claiming that Roundup causes cancer.  
NOAH BERGER / AFP / Getty Images
The unanimous verdict was announced Tuesday in San Francisco in the first federal case to be brought against Monsanto, now owned by Bayer, alleging that repeated use of the company's glyphosate-containing weedkiller caused the plaintiff's cancer. Seventy-year-old Edwin Hardeman of Santa Rosa, California said he used Roundup for almost 30 years on his properties before developing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.

The decision comes less than a year after a jury awarded $289 million to Bay-area groundskeeper Dewayne Johnson over similar claims. The amount was later reduced to $78 million.

"Today's verdict reinforces what another jury found last year, and what scientists with the state of California and the World Health Organization have concluded: Glyphosate causes cancer in people," Environmental Working Group President Ken Cook said in a statement. "As similar lawsuits mount, the e

19 March 2019

Switzerland: 19.3089 INTERPELLATION : Mobile Telephony. 5G and Its Health Risks

19.3089 INTERPELLATION : Mobile telephony. 5G and its health risks 
(unofficial translation in English)

Introduced by: HARDEGGER THOMAS on 12 March 2019 
to the National Council, Swiss Parliament

Status of deliberations:
Not yet dealt with by the Council

TABLED TEXT:
Mobile operators want to eventually use the frequency spectrum between 3 and 100 gigahertz for the fifth generation of mobile telephone networks (5G). The first portions of spectrum have recently been auctioned off and their exploitation has been approved.

At present, little is known about the potential health damage that high-frequency electromagnetic radiation could cause in this frequency range. It seems that no independent study on the health risks of 5G has been completed to date.

18 March 2019

Bluetooth, 5G and Wireless Technology - What Are the Health Impacts?

Bluetooth, 5G and wireless technology — what are the health impacts?
BY DR. MARC SIEGEL, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR, thehill.com, 17 mars 2019

Call me cynical, but given the choice between believing that city officials in Portland are opposing the installation of new 5G networks in their city because of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations rather than their expressed concern for the health of their citizens, I suspect the reason is financial.

Portland is in the process of rebelling against FCC restrictions, which caps franchise fees on transmitters to $270 per year. This will lead to millions of dollars in lost income; so the health issue appears to be a convenient excuse.

However, this is not to say that there are no concerns. Even though radio frequency waves used in cell phones and bluetooth transmitters have not been proven to cause cancer in humans, long term studies are still lacking. And some studies in animals have recently raised eyebrows.

17 March 2019

Have You Seen the Safety Warning Hidden Inside Your Cellphone?

Have You Seen the Safety Warning Hidden Inside Your Cellphone?
by Dr. Joseph Mercola, 16 March 2019

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

Where to never carry your cellphone.
  • A little-known warning from the manufacturer hidden within your cellphone manual advises you to keep the device at a certain distance from your body to ensure you don’t exceed federal safety limits for radiofrequency (RF) exposure
  • Depending on the manufacturer, you need to keep your cellphone at least 5 to 15 millimeters away from your head and body at all times to avoid exceeding the safety limit for RF exposure
  • In the real-world, most people carry their phones close to their body, usually in a pocket or bra. When popular cellphones were tested in direct contact to the body, they all exceeded the safety limit
  • SAR is a measure of how much RF energy your body will absorb from the device when held at a specific distance from your body (ranging from 5 to 15 mm, depending on the manufacturer). It’s important to realize that the SAR value is not an indication of how safe your phone is
  • SAR testing, which is modeled on a very large male head, was devised before cellphone usage became commonplace among toddlers and young children, whose skulls allow for far greater RF energy penetration

16 March 2019

Switzerland: Interpellation 19.3120 Introduced to the National Council, Swiss Parliament: "Non-ionizing Radiation, Health and Responsibility"

19.3120 INTERPELLATION : "Non-ionizing Radiation, Health and Responsibility" -
(unofficial translation)

Introduced by : GLAUSER-ZUFFEREY ALICE

Date: 14.03.2019
Introduced to the National Council

Status of deliberations: Not yet dealt with by the Council

Text:

4G technology has developed strongly in recent years and the signals for the next step, 5G, are set to green. This is not without causing health concerns for some citizens who are more or less electrosensitive. It seems that the operators concerned cannot find an insurer to insure the health risk caused to citizens exposed to their antennas. For owners with one or more antennas on their land or building, will they have to bear risks? I would therefore like to thank the Federal Council for answering the following questions:

1. Does the Federal Council confirm that insurers are reluctant to insure the risks caused to citizens by the antennas.  If so, what does it recommend in these cases?

Phonegate Alert Association's First Newsletter

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 A first year of actions and alerts



14 March 2019

Maryland: High Levels Of Wireless Radiation At Arundel High School

Patch articles on wireless radiation have been removed from the News site! Parents are being silenced!  Most of the contents of this article have been removed!

Excellent article with many resources:

Author's Personal Note
Scientific research shows wireless radiation could be a big problem. Mitigating its effects may disrupt a fundamental way of modern life. It needs to be taken seriously, just like lead in the drinking water at our schools.  Parents owe their children a safe environment in which to live and learn. They must take bold steps to drastically reduce their children's exposure to wireless radiation, even if it's not 'fashionable' to do so.  Consider purchasing wireless radiation meters and take measurements for yourself.  Contact the author @concreteprophet


High Levels Of Wireless Radiation At Arundel High School
By Brian Dobbs, Patch Poster | Feb 14, 2019
Long-term exposure is now being linked to cancer, ADHD, and DNA damage.

This post was contributed by a community member.

Parents Concerned as Fourth Child Diagnosed with Cancer While Attending California School with Cell Phone Tower on Campus

PARENTS CONCERNED AS FOURTH CHILD DIAGNOSED WITH CANCER WHILE ATTENDING CALIFORNIA SCHOOL WITH CELL PHONE TOWER ON CAMPUS
BY ANNA GIBBS, newsweek.com, 13 March 2019

Parents in Ripon, California say a cell phone tower in a local schoolyard is to blame for the cancer diagnoses of four students in the last three years.

The tower, which is located at Weston Elementary, is the same as others scattered throughout the town. However, one parent told CBS Sacramento that its proximity to her son led to his 2017 brain cancer diagnosis.

“We had a doctor tell us that it’s 100 percent environmental, the kind of tumor that he has,” Monica Ferrulli said in an interview. “It’s indescribable, it’s really tough.”

13 March 2019

Finland Ironically Becomes Latest Front in Global 5G Health Battle

Finland ironically becomes latest front in global 5G health battle
by JEREMY HORWITZ@HORWITZventurebeat.com, 12 March 2019

Nokia's offices in Espoo, Finland, July 28, 2015. 
Image credit: REUTERS/Mikko Stig/Lethikuva
Finland has played a large role in developing and deploying 5G cellular technologies. Now a small group of Finnish citizens is trying to stop the spread of 5G base stations, suggesting that their higher levels of electromagnetic radiation may threaten human health.

Currently backed by over 2,300 supporters, Helena Ertz’s petition (translated) asks Finland’s government to completely ban “5G technology” on one key ground: 5G base stations are more densely placed than their 4G predecessors, increasing citizens’ exposure to potentially dangerous radiation. The petition also posits that “the frequencies used by 5G technology are harmful to health,” a claim Ertz says has been brushed aside, despite support from scientists and doctors in multiple countries.

Canada: Ontario to Ban Cellphones from Classrooms

Ontario to ban cellphones from classrooms
BY THE CANADIAN PRESS, 680news.com, 12 March 2019

Ontario is set to announce this week that cellphones will be banned in classrooms, starting in the next school year.

Some schools already have similar policies, but the province will issue a directive to all public schools for the 2019-20 school year.

It would prohibit cellphone use during instructional time.

Enforcement of the ban would be up to individual boards and schools.

The Progressive Conservatives had proposed such a ban in their platform during last year’s election campaign.

Wireless Headphones Like Apple Airpods 'Could Pose Cancer Risk', Scientists Warn

Wireless headphones like Apple Airpods ‘could pose cancer risk’, scientists warn
by Rob Waugh, Contributor, Yahoo News UK, 12 March 2019

The white toothbrush-heads of Apple’s Airpods have become an iconic new technology, and are to be seen everywhere this year, having sold 28 million worldwide.

But could wireless Bluetooth headphones such as Airpods pose a cancer risk?

Could wireless headphones post a cancer risk? (Apple)
A group of 250 experts have signed a United Nations and World Health Organisation expressing ‘serious concern’ about the risks of Airpods and similar wireless headphones, as well as other wireless devices.

Devices such as Airpods comply with legal limits for electromagnetic frequency (EMF) radio waves – but the 250 experts worry that the guidelines are too lax.

Jerry Phillips, a professor of biochemistry at the University of Colorado said that wireless headphones pose a particular concern due to the fact they’re worn in the ear canal.

Philips said, ‘My concern for AirPods is that their placement in the ear canal exposes tissues in the head to relatively high levels of radio-frequency radiation.’

EMF Health Effects Survey 2019 RESULTS

EMF Health Effects Survey 2019 RESULTS
received 13 March 2019 from Sandi Maurer, Director, EMF Safety Network
www.emfsafetynetwork.org

The EMF Health Effects Survey 2019 is an anonymous survey circulated online from 11/27/2018 to 1/27/2019 through the EMF Safety Network lists, website, and affiliate online EMF groups. There are 876 respondents and over 1300 comments. 

Ed Halteman, PhD of Survey Design and Analysis has prepared a report of the Survey Results. A summary of the results is 52% of all respondents stated “severely”or “a lot” in response to the question of “How much does the current EMF environment (cell phones/smart meters/wireless etc.) limit your lifestyle – your ability to work, shop, play, and or spend time with friends and family?” 22% said they are affected a moderate amount, 15.6% a little and 10.5% not at all limited.

11 March 2019

WHO Reviews Smartphone Link to Cancer in Effort to Resolve Row

WHO reviews smartphone link to cancer in effort to resolve row
by Margi Murphy, Sunday Telegraph, 2 March 2019

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is reviewing whether smartphones might increase the risk of cancer, the Telegraph understands.

The UN health body is conducting a review of the latest scientific studies in an attempt to put to bed an ongoing row among scientists about the link between brain tumours and increased use of mobile phones.

Despite their widespread use researchers have for decades disagreed about the extent to which mobile phone signals constitute a health risk. The last report of its kind was released by WHO in 2011. It graded high radiofrequency, the energy emitted from wireless devices like phones, WiFi routers and phone masts, as a “possible carcinogen".

10 March 2019

Injuries of 5G-Like Radiation Were Reported in 1977

Injuries of 5G-like radiation were reported in 1977
By adminstralskyddsstiftelsen.se, 27 February 2019 - auto-translation

According to a previous secret report from the US, Russian scientists before 1977 showed that millimeters waves, like those that 5G intends to use, are harmful and affect many bodily functions. Despite only 15 minutes of exposure a day for 60 days, harmful effects on the skin, central and autonomic nervous system, hormone system, metabolism and immune system were observed.   
Photo: Shutterstock

The report from the US (from the government agency JPRS Joint Publication Reserach Service) was first published in 2012 but was authored in 1977. The conclusion of the report is that the research has shown that millimeter waves have a great detrimental effect and are based on both animal experiments and studies of exposed people. The degree of detrimental effects depends on the length of exposure time and individual properties.

United Kingdom: Mobile Safety Standards Relaxed Ahead of 5G Networks

Mobile safety standards relaxed ahead of 5G networks
by Margi Murphy, us technology reporter, san francisco, telegraph.co.uk, 9 March 2019

5G networks are set to be rolled out later this year.
Credit:  Getty Images
Safety restrictions on how much radiation phone masts are allowed to emit are to be relaxed next month, ahead of the introduction of 5G networks.

ICNIRP, the global scientific body used to set standards on radio frequency emissions from smartphones, WiFi routers and phone masts, will vote on easing its guidelines next month.

The Munich-headquartered organisation, made up of a dozen scientists, believe the existing rules can be relaxed without any health risks.

Telecoms companies have been hoping the restrictions will be relaxed to allow them to set up next-generation mobile networks, which will require more powerful signals.

07 March 2019

‘Totally Insane’: Telecomm Industry Ignores 5G Dangers - Interview by RT America with Dr. Martin Pall


‘Totally insane’: Telecomm Industry ignores 5G dangers - Interview by RT America with Dr. Martin Pall (6 March 2019 - 7 mn.)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ML7wx_5n2z8&fbclid=IwAR32hh2XEFMQKEYRCN-ntaClgc1d-f8a_hqVw1v8T3XgoZTGAlKCYheVd-c

Dr. Martin Pall, professor emeritus at Washington State, joins News.Views.Hughes to discuss studies into the harmful health effects of electromagnetic fields. He argues that the toxic and dangerous character of EMF’s are already well-established and that the advent of 5G technology will be that much worse and that it’s “totally insane” to deploy 5G without researching the biological risks.

Document on the Industrial and Health Issues of Phonegate Now Available

The Association Phonegate Alert (phonegatealert.org) provides this informative document (leaflet) in English on the industrial and health issues of the Phonegate scandal. It was created with the active support of Electro y Químico Sensibles por el Derecho a la Salud and Juan Antonio Rivera Vila during the Press conference in Barcelona. We count on you to spread it as widely as possible around you and in your networks. If people can also print in quantity, please contact us. Thank you in advance.

Download pdf :
https://www.phonegatealert.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/phonegate-leaflet-final.pdf



06 March 2019

5G Technology: Are the Benefits Worth the Health Risks?

5G technology: are the benefits worth the health risks?

The US National Institutes of Health revealed that
rats exposed to EMF radiation for nine hours a day
over a two year period, developed unusual brain and
heart tumors and sustained damage to their DNA.
The roll-out of fifth generation (5G) networks (alongside the suite of 5G-enabled mobile devices) has already begun with several countries keen to install the infrastructure required to usher in a new generation of connectivity.

The technology and telecommunication industries are actively preparing for a new era of wireless which they say will facilitate extensive economic opportunities and set the stage for a futuristic modern society that looks something akin to The Jetsons.

5G technology is being promoted as the vehicle that will deliver faster wireless speeds for mobile users and spur new innovation for internet-connected devices.

04 March 2019

Do Smartphones Cause Cancer? World Health Organization to Assess Brain Tumor Link

Do smartphones cause cancer? World Health Organisation to assess brain tumour link
by Margi Murphy, US technology reporter, San Francisco, The Telegraph, 3 March 2019

The United Nations-led health organisation is conducting 
a review of the latest scientific studies into the link between
brain tumours and increased use of mobile phones.
Credit: Blend Images LLC
The World Health Organisation (WHO) is reviewing whether smartphones might increase the risk of cancer, the Telegraph understands.

The UN health body is conducting a review of the latest scientific studies in an attempt to put to bed an ongoing row among scientists about the link between brain tumours and increased use of mobile phones.

Despite their widespread use researchers have for decades disagreed about the extent to which mobile phone signals constitute a health risk. The last report of its kind was released by WHO in 2011. It graded high radiofrequency, the energy emitted from wireless devices like phones, WiFi routers and phone masts, as a “possible carcinogen".

France: First Exceedance of the Head SAR with the Xaomi Redmi Note 5

France: First exceedance of the head SAR with the Xaomi Redmi Note 5
PhoneGate Team, phonegatealert.org, 4 March 2019

In a press release published on 27 February 2019, the French National Frequency Agency (ANFR) announced that it had requested and obtained an update from XIAOMI of two of its mobile phones, the Redmi Note 5 and the Mi Mix 2S, in order to ensure compliance with the limit value for specific absorption rates (SARs) located “head” and “trunk”. This temporarily brings the number of smartphones pinned down by the control agency in 2018 to twelve.

First observed overrun of head SAR
Concerning the Redmi Note 5, the tests were carried out on 25 September 2018 by the German accredited laboratory CTC Advanced. The head SAR for 10gr is 2.08 W/kg higher than the regulatory value of 2W/kg. And it is the exposure in 4G that mainly explains the observed overruns.

03 March 2019

Switzerland: 5G, the Decision of the Federal Council that Divides

5G, the Federal Council's decision that divides
by Christian Rappaz, illustre.ch, 19 February 2019 (translation)

By granting licences for the new technology without debating the presumed risks it poses to the population, has the Federal Council yielded to pressure from operators and the economy? Points of view.

Watchmakers have reminded us of this these days. The magnetic fields generated by our smartphones disturb mechanical watches and impair their accuracy. According to mobile phone operators and their lobbies, however, these same waves have no influence on the human body. This logic clearly won out in the Federal Council when, on 8 February, it awarded the 5G licences for a period of 15 years for an amount of CHF 380 million to Swisscom, Sunrise and Salt.

For the record, 5G, or fifth generation mobile telephony, is the network that we are promised is super-reactive, super-fast, capable of connecting billions of objects, including autonomous cars. But it is also and above all this network that divides part of the population and the scientific and medical community, some seeing it as a major technological advance, and others as a potential increased risk to our health, that of nature and the planet. According to the latter, the universal deployment of 5G will lead to a significant increase in exposure to radio frequency radiation, in addition to the radiation induced by the 2G, 3G and 4G networks already in place. However, they argue, there is already evidence of the harmful effects of radiofrequency radiation on humans and the environment.

Seventeen New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (13 February 2019)

Seventeen 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, 13 February 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 500 abstracts.

To see the latest studies or download the 405-page document (pdf) go to the following web page:
Recent Research on Wireless Radiation and Electromagnetic Fields

Recent News

"The 5G Mass Experiment" and the "ICNIRP Cartel"

"... it could also harm your health. Europe's governments ignore the danger."

As part of a project called, “The 5G Mass Experiment,” Investigate Europe, a team of investigative journalists from the European Union (EU), examined the risks of deployment of 5G, the fifth generation of mobile phone technology, and the adequacy of electromagnetic field (EMF) safety guidelines promoted by the International Commission for Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP). To date, the team has published six articles in major newspapers and magazines in five EU countries: Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, and Portugal.

Testimony of Dr. Paul Héroux PhD to the Michigan House Energy Policy Committee: Senate Bill 637 on 5G small cell towers. October, 4, 2018

Physics and toxicology expert: 5G plus self-driving cars creates opportunity for class-action lawsuit against telecoms and auto industry due to health effects. “How can you allow this?” (VIDEO + transcript)
Posted on March 2, 2019 by adminsmartmeterharm.org

Testimony of Dr. Paul Héroux PhD to the Michigan House Energy Policy Committee: Senate Bill 637 on 5G small cell towers. October, 4, 2018

Video:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JI7-9_FRYc

Dr. Paul Héroux PhD is a physicist and a toxicologist. He is Professor of Toxicology and Health Effects of Electromagnetism, McGill University. He is also the Director of the Occupational Health Program within the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health.

Transcript:

Chairman Gary Glenn: Our next witness is going to be Paul Héroux from McGill University. Again, you have 5 minutes, sir.

Dr. Paul Héroux:

I want to tackle the subject of insurance.

You know that neither Lloyd’s of London, nor Swiss Re will underwrite liability policies for electromagnetic radiation because they think the health risk is too great. In other words, they believe that when the lawyers get involved, and I know many of them, the companies who deliver this radiation to the public could be wiped-out.

02 March 2019

Italy: Phonegate Alert message to meeting organizers #STOP5G

Italy: Phonegate Alert message to meeting organizers #STOP5G
PhoneGate Teamphonegatealert.org, 2 March 2019

Dear friends,

We would have very much liked to be with you today for this wonderful event that you are organizing today in Rome. We are wholeheartedly behind you in your action, to which we wish you every success. Italy is among the countries at the forefront of action to protect the health of mobile phone users. We would like to acknowledge Dr. Fiorella Belpoggi, a courageous scientist who works tirelessly within the Ramazzini Institute to set up independent scientific studies. But also, the lawyer Stefano Bertone, for his commitment to ensure respect for the rights of victims and patients linked to telephone waves. The historic success of APPLE’s action to condemn the Italian state to launch an information campaign on the health risks associated with mobile phones has been hailed worldwide. Giving hope to all those who act for the health of all.

The Italian national television station RAI 3 was also the first to report in November 2018 on the program Report on the Phonegate scandal.Congratulations again to Italy for this and to the journalist Lucina Paternesi!

United Kingdom: Somerset Parent Pulls Child Out of School Due to Wi-Fi Radiation

Somerset parent pulls child out of school due to wi-fi radiation
By Tomas Malloy Reporter, somersetlive.co.uk, 28 February 2019

They claim their child has suffered from 41 nasty side-effects stemming from wi-fi waves

"We have had to resort to homeschooling our child this
year due to the effects of Wi-Fi at school"
A parent has taken their child out of a Somerset school because of dangerous wi-fi radiation there, they have claimed.

They say they have been forced into home-schooling after their child began to suffer from a long line of serious symptoms that they believe have stemmed from wi-fi radiation.

In a letter to local newspaper Western Gazette the parent wrote that society must do something about the issue or "we will be no more".

Due to legal reasons, the parent cannot be identified.

They wrote: "We have had to resort to home-schooling our child this year due to the effects of wi-fi at school and the unwillingness of the school to take appropriate action in consequence and the fact that it seems every school in the area has wi-fi.

28 February 2019

"Mobile Phone Users Were Knowingly Deceived": Article on the Phonegate Scandal Published by the Leading Swiss Consumer Magazine, "Beobachter"

The first article published by the mainstream Swiss media on Phonegate has appeared in "Beobachter", the leading Swiss consumer magazine with a circulation of close to 300,000.  It is about time that other countries, like the United States and Canada, publish articles in their press on this very important industrial and health scandal which affects six billion mobile phone users worldwide.

"Mobile phone users were knowingly deceived."
by Andres Büchi, Editor-in-Chief, beobachter.ch, 13 February 2'019 - (translation)

For years, mobile phone manufacturers reported values that were too low. Critics speak of a scandal.

How harmful is mobile radiation really? The manufacturers
cheated on the SAR value by measuring 25 millimeters away
from the body.
Cautious cell phone users know: When purchasing a mobile phone, you should pay attention to the SAR value. This specific absorption rate indicates in watts per kilogram the maximum exposure of the body to an electromagnetic field when using a mobile phone.

The lower the value, the less the tissue is heated by the radiation. The World Health Organization (WHO) has set limits to protect health. A mobile phone must not reach a SAR value of more than 2.0 W/kg at maximum transmitting power.

Mobile World Congress: Industrialists and Public Authorities Urged to Take into Account the Health Effects of Mobile Technologies

Mobil World Congress: industrialists and public authorities urged to take into account the health effects of mobile technologies.
PhoneGate Team, phonegatealert.org, 28 February 2019

The city of Barcelona has decked itself out entirely in the colors of the Mobile World Congress during the 4 days of the largest international mobile phone exhibition. From February 25 to 28, 2019, under the impetus of the GSMA organization, which brings together manufacturers from all over the world, it is only about new products, gadgets and the star… 5G technology.

Not quite because, in front of this congress, a great first, were present in the city of the famous architect Gaudi, the associations Alerte Phonegate, Robin des Toits and Electro y Quimico sensible, for a press conference on Monday, February 25 in the premises of the prestigious law firm Col-Lectiu Ronda to discuss the serious public health issues of those technologies.

The Mobile World Congress Insists on Ignoring the Precautionary Principle

For those readers who know Spanish, we are posting an article published on the occasion of the Phonegate Alert Press Conference, held in Barcelona on the first day of the Mobile World Congress, 25 February 2019. Please do not hesitate to share and even write your own articles and letters.

El Mobile World Congress, insiste en ignorar el principio de precaución, ante un uso inmoderado de la tecnología inalámbrica.
avaate.org, Lunes 25 de febrero de 2019

El Mobile World Congress, insiste en ignorar el principio de precaución, ante un uso inmoderado de la tecnología inalámbrica.

Cada vez son más las llamadas a la precaución a nivel estatal, europeo y mundial que alertan de su uso abusivo y del riesgo por el empleo precoz de niños y jóvenes, poniendo especial énfasis en la necesidad de educar en el uso prudente.

Esperamos del 2019 MWC información sobre cómo afectará la implementación del 5G la calidad radioeléctrica del entorno en el que crecen nuestros niños, considerando el efecto acumulativo de la exposición, a la que están expuestos desde antes de nacer.

Wi-Fi in Schools: Experimenting with the Next Generation

Wi-Fi in Schools: Experimenting With the Next Generation
BY CONAN MILNER, EPOCH TIMES, 28 February 2019

Commercial wireless systems expose children to nation's highest radiation levels

Children are being directed toward devices for their education
in environments saturated with dangerous radiation from
commercial Wi-Fi networks. 
(Shutterstock)
The internet has unleashed human knowledge. Never before has it been so easy to learn so much. Of course, it has also drowned us in distraction and created a breeding ground for trolls and misinformation, but if the internet is redeemed by anything, it is its liberation of education.
When it comes to accessing this ocean of information, we have two basic choices: wired or Wi-Fi. The vast majority of schools have embraced the wireless revolution. It’s easy to see why. Compared to wired internet, wireless is simpler, cheaper, and faster for schools to install.

24 February 2019

Phonegate: Next Press Conference in Barcelona during the Mobile World Congress

You can follow the press conference in live Facebook video on the Phonegate Alert page on Monday 25 February from 10:15 am and ask your questions. Two new interventions are planned by video message: one by Dr Devra Davis, President of the Environmental Health Trust Organization (USA) and the other by lawyer Stefano Bertone (Italy) who has just sentenced the Italian State to launch a national information campaign on the health risks of mobile phones. 
Next press conference in Barcelona during the Mobile World CongressPhonegate Teamquipe PhoneGate team, phonegatealert.org, 13 February 2019

We are pleased to announce that our next press conference will be held on Monday, February 25, 2019 in Barcelona at the opening of the four-day Mobile World Congress, which will bring together mobile phone manufacturers from all over the world. We would like to thank the Spanish association Electro y Quimico Sensible for its active support in setting up this event. You will find below the official announcement. Thank you in advance for spreading it as widely as possible.

22 February 2019

The End of Euphoria: In Switzerland, There is Already Frustration over 5G Expansion

The end of euphoria - In Switzerland, there is already frustration over 5G expansion
By Jan Dirk Herbermann, general-anzeiger-bonn.de, 14 February 2019 - translation

A 5G antenna is on a test site near Neuss.  
Photo: picture alliance / dpa
GENEVA. 5G networks are considered a new milestone in data transmission. While there is still some discussion in Germany, frustration is already on the rise in Switzerland.

Shortly after the auction, the Swiss mobile operators spread euphoria. The auction of the frequencies for the new standard 5G in the Alpine country had proceeded smoothly, the providers had paid 380 million francs to the state for the 15-year concessions. The smallest of the vendors, Salt, assured its customers it would "provide 5G coverage with next-generation speeds, latencies, and capacity as of the third quarter of this year".

Number two, Sunrise, pledged to "provide a nationwide, world-class 5G network in the future." And the industry leader Swisscom vowed to "put 5G live as soon as possible" and to make it available in 60 locations by the end of 2019. But just under a week after the auction, which was also praised in Switzerland's neighboring countries as an example, the Swiss providers row back.

21 February 2019

The Precarious Case Against Precaution - A Deep Dive into the Swedish Cancer Registry

The Precarious Case Against Precaution
A Deep Dive into the Swedish Cancer Registry

microwavenews.com, February 20, 2019

It has been nearly eight years since an expert panel of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified RF radiation as a possible human carcinogen. Since then, neither the World Health Organization (WHO) nor the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) has recommended precautionary policies to limit potential health risks.

No U.S. health agency has yet advised the public to reduce RF exposures.

Even after two large animal studies —by the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) and Italy’s Ramazzini Institute— presented clear evidence of a cancer link last year, the WHO has remained silent; ICNIRP responded by calling both animal studies unconvincing.

Now comes the Annual Review of Public Health, which on January 11 posted a paper by five leading epidemiologists who posit that, after a systematic review of all the human studies, they don’t see an elevated cancer risk. The takeaway is that the IARC classification was a mistake.

The two senior authors of the review paper are Martin Röösli of Switzerland’s University of Basel and Maria Feychting of Sweden’s Karolinska Institute. They are both members of ICNIRP; Feychting is its vice chair. A third author, Joachim Schüz, is a senior manager at IARC. The others are Italy’s Susanna Lagorio; and the U.K.’s Minouk Schoemaker.

15 February 2019

The Dangers of 5G to Children’s Health

Be sure to view the 3-min. video in the upper right corner of the original article.  Robert F. Kennedy Jr. sends a very strong message. 

The Dangers of 5G to Children’s Health
By the Children’s Health Defense Team, 13 February 2019

Mobile and wireless technologies are a ubiquitous feature of modern life. Most U.S. adults own smartphones, a growing proportion are “smartphone-only” Internet users and over a fourth report being online “almost constantly.” As for children, a 2014 survey of high-income nations reported that almost seven in ten children used a mobile phone, and two-thirds of those had a smartphone, usually by age 10. As described by Nielsen, it is now as common to see “a kid with a smartphone in their hand” as it was to see “a kid playing with a yo-yo in the years before the digital age.”

12 February 2019

Prof. Anthony Miller: RF Radiation, Evidence on Cancer, Justification for New IARC Review

Prof. Anthony Miller: RF Radiation, Evidence on Cancer, Justification for New IARC Review
 (given on 5 November 2018 at London PHIRE Conference, 18 min.)

Excellent presentation by Prof. Anthony Miller on the latest brain tumor-RF radiation studies.

10 February 2019

Rare Metals: "An Electric Vehicle Generates Nearly As Much Carbon As Diesel" - Interview with Guillaume Pitron

RE-POSTED 10 FEBRUARY 2019
With so many young people demonstrating on the issue of climate change, we should remind them of the environmental impacts of extraction of the rare metals used to make electric batteries for such items as mobile phones and electric vehicles.

Rare metals: « An electric vehicle generates nearly as much carbon as diesel »
by Marine Ernoultliberation.fr,
1 February 2018  (translation)

Interview with Guillaume Pitron

In a  rare metal mine in the Chinese province of Jiangxi,
October 2010.  Photo stringer.  Reuters.
In his latest work, « La Guerre des métaux rares » (The War of Rare Metals), Guillaume Pitron denounces the « hidden face of the energy and digital transition ». For the journalist, wind turbines, solar panels and electric vehicles are shifting pollution to the other side of the world.

Iridium, indium, platinum, rare earths: these metals with sometimes unknown names are essential for cutting-edge industries. Without them, no electric batteries for wind turbines, mobile phones or fiber optics. The journalist Guillaume Pitron is interested in the environmental and geopolitical consequences of extraction of these rare metals. On the occasion of the publication of his book “La Guerre des métaux rares” (The War of Rare Metals), he revisits six years of investigation in a dozen countries.

What are rare metals?

Published Scientific Research on 5G and Health

This important article has been updated.  You may view it here: Retitled, "Scientific Research On 5G, Small Cells And Health":
https://ehtrust.org/scientific-research-on-5g-and-health/

Text of previous article:
Published Scientific Research on 5G and Health
Environmental Health Trust, April 2018

Published peer reviewed science already indicates that the current wireless technologies of 2G, 3G and 4G – in use today with our cell phones, computers and wearable tech – creates radiofrequency exposures which poses a serious health risk to humans, animals and the environment. Scientists are cautioning that before rolling out 5G, research on human health effects urgently needs to be done first to ensure the public and environment are protected. 5G will utilize not only the frequencies currently in use, but also higher millimeter wave and submillimeter wave frequencies. This page lists important research on 5G, the environment and human health. Learn more about 5G on EHT’s database of resources here.
  Click here for EHT’s Scientific FactSheets On 5G

Russell CL. 5G wireless telecommunications expansion: Public health and environmental implications. Environmental Research. Available online 11 April 2018. in press.

09 February 2019

A Drawing – 10 y/o Child’s Impression Of The Wireless World – Zombies & Sickness

A Drawing – 10 y/o Child’s Impression Of The Wireless World – Zombies & Sickness
wearetheevidence.org, 9 February 2019


This drawing is disturbing, but sadly it is an accurate perception of the wireless world by a 10 y/o child from Illinois. His mother developed Microwave Sickness / Electro-Sensitvity, from exposure to wireless radiation. She has been suffering disabling symptoms from exposure to wireless devices and infrastructure. Her suffering has been having a tremendous impact on him and on the family’s life. Unfortunately, he has been experiencing how societal addiction makes people, like those in his own family, reluctant to see what is so clearly in front of their eyes – the harms of wireless technology. Not only are the social implications featured in his drawing, but the devastating health effects and people’s complete disregard to the suffering of others.

U.S. Needs a Task Force to Examine Risks AR, VR, and 5G Pose to Kids

"Major research conducted by bodies such as the NIH and the American Heart Association and research published in The Lancent suggest that screen time, if not properly managed by parents, may be detrimental to a child’s physical, emotional, developmental, and cognitive health."

U.S. needs a task force to examine risks AR, VR, and 5G pose to kids
by WILLIAM HEATHERSHAWventurebeat.com, 3 February 2019

Image Credit: SkyLights
Having now worked in the mobile apps industry for several years, I’m troubled that the most popular technology trends at CES will harm the developmental health of our children. Even worse, I feel that technology companies, government, and society are likely to make the same mistakes made with mobile screen time — though at a much greater cost.

With an urgency similar to what has moved nations to ward off the worst of global warming, we too must act now to prepare our children and better understand and regulate organizations developing artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), and 5G (5th generation mobile connectivity). This is why I’m asking the United States federal government to appoint a task force consisting of consumer advocates and technology experts to recommend policy to the relevant Congressional committees and the Federal Trade Commission.

08 February 2019

'A Global Catastrophe': Radiation Activist Warns that 5G Networks Are 'Massive Health Experiment'

‘A global catastrophe’: Radiation activist warns that 5G networks are ‘massive health experiment’
rt.com, 6 February 2019

File photo: © Reuters / Thilo Schmuelgen
A leading activist on the issue of electromagnetic radiation and its negative impacts on public health has described the rollout of 5G as a “massive health experiment” which could “become a global catastrophe.”

Arthur Robert Firstenberg is a well-known advocate for curtailing the development of 5G networks both in the US and internationally, claiming that super fast broadband could cause cancer in humans and wildlife, as well as exacerbating the symptoms of electromagnetic hypersensitivity.

Swiss Mobile Operators Swoop up 5G Frequencies in Government Auction

Swiss mobile operators swoop up 5G frequencies in government auction
The Local Switzerland, news@thelocal.ch, 8 February 2019

Three major mobile phone operators have purchased more than 380 million CHF of megahertz frequencies from the government with a view to rolling out 5G coverage.

File photo: alex supertramp/Depositphotos
The Swiss Federal Communications Commission (ComCom) has sold new mobile phone frequencies necessary to roll out 5G coverage to mobile phone operators Swisscom, Sunrise and Salt, paving the way for the fast-speed Internet network in Switzerland.

Frequencies of various megahertz, units of electromagnetic wave frequency equal to one million hertz, were up for sale: 700MHz, 1,400 MHz and 3500 MHz.

Swisscom bought by far the largest share, more than the combined amount purchased by it competitors, spending more than 195 million Swiss francs (CHF) – approximately €171 million on the frequencies needed to operate the controversy-ridden faster internet network. A total of 380 million CHF (€335 million) was purchased by the three companies, according to a statement published on Swiss government portal admin.ch.

At Senate Commerce Hearing, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal Raises Concerns on 5G Wireless Technology's Potential Health Risks

At Senate Commerce Hearing, Blumenthal Raises Concerns on 5G Wireless Technology's Potential Health Risks
blumenthal.senate.gov, 7 February 2019

Blumenthal criticizes the FCC & FDA for inadequate answers on outstanding public health questions

Wireless carriers concede they are not aware of any independent scientific studies on safety of 5G technologies

[WASHINGTON, DC]— During today’s Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee hearing on the future of 5G wireless technology and their impact on the American people and economy, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) raised concerns with the lack of any scientific research and data on the technology’s potential health risks. The full video of Blumenthal’s statement and exchange with industry representatives can be found here.

Blumenthal blasted the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)—government agencies jointly-responsible for ensuring that cellphone technologies are safe to use—for failing to conduct any research into the safety of 5G technology, and instead, engaging in bureaucratic finger-pointing and deferring to industry.

06 February 2019

Robert Kennedy Jr: CDC Is a Privately Owned Vaccine Company

The vaccine business is currently a $30 billion per year industry in which organizations like the World Health Organization have urged increased investment, projecting that it will become a $100 billion per year industry by 2025.

Robert Kennedy Jr: CDC is a privately owned vaccine company
Chief Editorexplainlife.com/, 5 December 2018

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. claims the CDC owns patents on at least 57 different vaccines, and profits $4.1 billion per year in vaccination sales.

According to RFK Jr., the CDC is not an independent government agency but is actually a subsidiary of Big Pharma.

Greenmedinfo.com reports: Mr. Kennedy told EcoWatch, “The CDC is a subsidiary of the pharmaceutical industry. The agency owns more than 20 vaccine patents and purchases and sells $4.1 billion in vaccines annually.” Again, no source.

I have been around long enough to know that vaccine claims have to be checked and rechecked. And since this is a very old claim, one that I would like to be able to state (if it is true), I decided to review it.

“Bad Luck” Cannot Explain More Cancers in Young Adults and Teens

“Bad Luck” Cannot Explain More Cancers in Young Adults and Teens
By Devra Lee Davis, PhD, MPH, Founder & President of Environmental Health Trust & Visiting Professor of Medicine The Hebrew University, thriveglobal.com, 17 July 2018

States advise reducing cell phone radiation

Is it just bad luck that a young man who has been using his phone for hours a day since age 8 is diagnosed with deadly brain cancer at age 23? Or that a 21-year old young woman suddenly develops multiple breast cancers directly under the antennas of the phone she had stored in her bra? Or that a 24-year-old develops rectal cancer close to his blue-jeans back pocket now stamped with his phone’s faded outline?

Reflecting growing scientific indications of damage from microwave-radiating cell phones, bills before the Massachusetts legislature could reduce the contribution that cell phone radiation to these unexplained cancers in young adults. Educating about why and how to reduce phone radiation exposures has become a critical public health concern around the world. In advanced countries like Israel, France, and Belgium, phones must be sold with headsets and information about keeping phones away from the brain and body.

Physicist Warns: Newly Approved 5G Tech Could "Irradiate Everyone"

Physicist warns: Newly approved 5G tech could “irradiate everyone”
12/13/2018 / By Tracey Watsonnewstarget.com, 13 December 2018

Isn’t it amazing to think that just 30 years ago we all got along just fine without the Internet or smart phones? Granted, advances in technology have provided some amazing benefits, including the widespread availability of knowledge. However, it is important to recognize that these advances have come at a price. And the speed at which technology changes and “improves” means that the price it demands is getting higher all the time.

Multiple studies have already linked cell phone radiation from second and third generation (2G and 3G) wireless technology to cancer and many other health problems. But the radiation emitted by these devices is like nothing compared to what we will all have to deal with when 5G technology is rolled out countrywide.

More Screen Time for Toddlers Is Tied to Poorer Development a Few Years Later

More screen time for toddlers is tied to poorer development a few years later, study says
By Jacqueline Howard, CNN, 28 January 2019

(CNN)Among toddlers, spending a lot of time staring at screens is linked with poorer performance on developmental screening tests later in childhood, according to a new study.

The study, published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics on Monday, found a direct association between screen time at ages 2 and 3 and development at 3 and 5.

Development includes growth in communication, motor skills, problem-solving and personal social skills, based on a screening tool called the Ages and Stages Questionnaire. Signs of such development can be seen in behaviors like being able to stack a small block or toy on top of another one.

Switzerland: Auction for 5G Frequencies Poised to Kick Off

No news of the auction (as of 6 February 2019).

Swiss auction for 5G frequencies poised to kick off
iol.co.za, 15 January 2019

Switzerland aims to launch an auction this month for
frequencies needed to provide fifth-generation (5G)
mobile services.
Phoeo: (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
INTERNATIONAL – Switzerland aims to launch an auction this month for frequencies needed to provide fifth-generation (5G) mobile services, in a contest likely to include established rivals Swisscom, Sunrise and Salt Mobile.

Telecoms operators are keen to get 5G spectrum for an edge in new digital services such as powering the Internet of Things, industrial automation and autonomous vehicles.




Italy: The Court of Florence Orders Shutdown of Wi-Fi in a School

Court ordered to turn off Wi-Fi at a school in Florence
Editor, emfsa.co.za, 29 January 2019

Credit for this post:
Maurizio Martucci https://www.ilfattoquotidiano.it/2019/01/28/a-firenze-il-tribunale-fa-spegnere-il-wifi-a-scuola-un-atto-straordinariamente-innovativo/4916086/?fbclid=IwAR13yCVOD08krcMoB4Y8UjqgveEfPFEbova2TmqFDy4Fd24TmUcfwLMMI-0

January 28, 2019

Firstly an Italian court ordered the government (Ministries of the Environment and Education) to launch a campaign to advise the public of the health risks from mobile and cordless phones. https://www.ilfattoquotidiano.it/2019/01/16/cellulari-tar-del-lazio-obbliga-i-ministeri-a-fare-informazione-su-rischi-connessi-al-loro-uso-campagna-entro-6-mesi/4901357/

And now the Court of Florence has ordered the immediate shutdown of Wi-Fi in a school to protect the health of a minor. The order was issued to the school manager of the Botticelli Comprehensive Institute.