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18 August 2019

"Tablets, PCs and Mobile Phones Change Our Brains" : Interview with Professor Dominique Belpomme

"So tablets, PCs and mobile phones change our brains": 
The French oncologist's warning about electromagnetic waves: "They lower children's IQ and also harm adults".
by Margherita Enrico, ilgiornale.it, 17 August 2019 (auto-translation)

Paris There is an archive, the largest in the world, maintained by an eminent (and controversial) French doctor considered a luminary but also viewed with some suspicion by the transalpine scientific community. In those files, facts and data on the damage caused by electromagnetic waves have been compiled.

He is Dominique Belpomme, 76, professor of oncology at the University Paris-Descartes, who took responsibility for a summary. Result: red code, serious danger, especially if we will be under the mantle of 5G. This is not a joke. Belpomme is famous for having published a very disturbing review on electrosensitivity three years ago and, thanks to him, France has recognized for the first time on a national basis a case of disability due to sensitivity to electromagnetic waves. The effects on the brain, which he considers not to be well understood by the public, can reduce the learning abilities of children and adolescents and even reduce their IQ. And if no action is taken, the consequences could be catastrophic.

80 per cent of children aged 3 to 6 can use tablets and mobile phones.


16 August 2019

Switzerland: 5G Interview with Geneva Resident, Elidan Arzoni

This is a new interview in English with Geneva resident Elidan Arzoni whose testimony on 5G appeared recently in Illustré. This clarifies certain points about the current status of 5G technology in Switzerland.

Sideeffects of living near 5G towers in Geneva Switzerland – testimonial
ADMIN, altermedicine.org, 10 August 2019

Elidon Arzoni
People experiencing health effects after the 5G was turned on in Geneva

I spotted an article on the Swiss website https://www.illustre.ch/magazine/5g-sentons-cobayes where residents suddenly report about strange side effects they have after the 5G towers have been turned on in Geneva Switzerland. These residents of the same neighborhood in Geneva suffer from various health problems. Are they the victims of a 5G technology whose dangers have not been sufficiently tested anywhere in the world? We are being forcibly radiated by 5G microwaves.

29-year-old Johan Perruchoud who has been living in Geneva for the past 11 years says that all problems started in April 2019 when the 5G in Geneva was officially turned on. Suddenly he started having problems falling to sleep. He felt at home as being in a microwave. Three antennas 5G have just been put into service nearby where he lives and other people complained of identical disorders, headaches, fatigue.

14 August 2019

Risks to Health and Well-Being From Radio-Frequency Radiation Emitted by Cell Phones and Other Wireless Devices

Risks to Health and Well-Being From Radio-Frequency Radiation Emitted by Cell Phones and Other Wireless Devices
Authors: Anthony B. Miller, Margaret E. Sears, L. Lloyd Morgan, Devra L. Davis, Lennart Hardell, Mark Oremus and Colin L. Soskolne - 13 August 2019 - complete text 

Frontiers in Public Health, 13 August 2019 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fpubh.2019.00223
Extract:
Policy Recommendations Based on the Evidence to Date

At the time of writing, a total of 32 countries or governmental bodies within these countries4 have issued policies and health recommendations concerning exposure to RFR (78). Three U.S. states have issued advisories to limit exposure to RFR (8183) and the Worcester Massachusetts Public Schools (84) voted to post precautionary guidelines on Wi-Fi radiation on its website. In France, Wi-Fi has been removed from pre-schools and ordered to be shut off in elementary schools when not in use, and children aged 16 years or under are banned from bringing cell phones to school (85). Because the national test agency found 9 out of 10 phones exceeded permissible radiation limits, France is also recalling several million phones.

Abstract

10 August 2019

FCC Proposes No Change to Its RF Standards - Existing Rules Will Apply to 5G Phones and Infrastructure

FCC Proposes No Change to Its RF Standards - 
Existing Rules Will Apply to 5G Phones and Infrastructure
microwavenews.com, 8 August 2019, last updated 9 August 2019

After six years of study, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has decided not to revise its current safety limits for RF radiation. The rules, which were first adopted in 1996 and are the only ones governing cell phone exposures in the U.S., will continue to be based only on thermal effects.

“After a thorough review of the record and consultation with [the FDA and other health] agencies, we find it appropriate to maintain the existing radiofrequency limits, which are among the most stringent in the world for cell phones,” said Julius Knapp, the chief of the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology.

09 August 2019

5G Has an Energy Problem

5G has an energy problem
Swiss IT Magazine, 1 August 2019 - English auto-translation

(Quelle : pexels.com)
August 1, 2019 - 5G has a problem that has been little known so far: The technology is a massive power guzzler - both in terms of end devices and infrastructure. Meanwhile, the industry is concerned about optimization solutions.

The 5G expansion is currently being driven forward worldwide, with Switzerland playing a significant pioneering role ("Swiss IT Magazine" reported). As "Winfuture" reports with reference to the radio research department of the hardware and software manufacturer National Instruments, 5G has a very relevant but barely mentioned problem: energy consumption will increase massively both for the end devices and for the transmission infrastructures.

08 August 2019

International Phonegate Scandal

The Phonegate Alert Association has just updated its Website with this information explaining the Phonegate scandal: See original article for videos and information leaflet.

ABOUT INTERNATIONAL PHONEGATE SCANDAL
phonegatealert.org, 8 August 2019

There are hundreds of millions of victims worldwide, more than 300 million electrohypersensitive persons, and how many deaths and sick people suffering from pathologies such as begnin and malignant brain tumors, fertility disorders, particularly severe cognitive disorders in children

GENERAL DECEPTION BY MANUFACTURERS ABOUT THE REAL EXPOSURE VALUES OF SARS
  • The European and international standards that have been regulating the placing on the market of mobile phones for 30 years are seriously deficient to protect the health and safety of users.
  • The Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) that measures our level of thermal exposure to waves is a faulty and misleading indicator.
  • By using parameters that have nothing to do with real usage, manufacturers have knowingly misled consumers about the real SAR levels of their mobile phones.
  • One of the artifices used is the indicator, until the launch of the alert in July 2016 in France, of a distance measurement between 15 and 25 mm from the skin to measure body SARs.
  • During the control tests carried out in 2015 by the National Frequencies Agency (ANFR) on 95 mobile phone models taken from stores, 9 out of 10 exceeded the regulatory thresholdsof 2W/kg and 1 in 4, thethreshold of 4W/kg.
  • By using other artifices (which concerns more than 150 countries), such as the choice of testing on 10gr of tissues and an exposure time of 6mn, the SAR is once again reduced by at least three times.
  • Between the body SAR displayed by the manufacturer on the notice or in the store, and the real SAR, there may be deviations of more than 50 times.
  • Manufacturers are preparing to do the same for the new indicator, power density, which will be implemented (under development) on smartphones using the new 5G technology

FROM DIESELGATE TO PHONEGATE

06 August 2019

Exactly What is the Problem with Children Using Cell Phones?

Exactly What is the Problem with Children Using Cell Phones?
Parenting staff, parentingalpha.com, Updated on 6 August 2019

It is echoed repeatedly that parents need to be alert when it comes to the matter of children using cell phones and other tech gadgets. The warning is however ignored most of the time and is challenged by a section of scientists. It is also less publicized by the media, or not well understood by the parents.

In very simple words, these devices should be used sparingly and not in the same manner done by adults. The ultimate goal is to safeguard the well-being of children as they undergo childhood development milestones.

5G Agriculture – Food from Frankenstein Farming

5G Agriculture – Food from Frankenstein Farming
By Julian Rose, Global Research, August 01, 2019

The director of development at Ericsson, Marcin Sugak, is excited. He has a new toy to sell to agribusiness farmers. This particular toy, he claims, is going to ‘overcome’ all the difficult new challenges facing agriculture today. It will be ‘A revolution’, he declares. According to the Ericsson corporation, with this new toy, farmers will be able to look at their plants and animals from a completely ‘new perspective’.

Just what might this new perspective be?

A 5G perspective, of course!

The lucky plants and animals will be surrounded by thousands of tiny gadgets that will transmit back to the farmer precise details of their state of health or sickness. However, what is not mentioned and understood is that these tiny gadgets will, in the process, shoot a steady stream of high powered millimetre wave length microwave frequencies into the farmer’s best cows and crops, precipitating them to sicken and die.

02 August 2019

Switzerland: 5G Delayed Due to Objections and Moratoria

In Switzerland a rather rare picture: 5G antenna in Langenthal. Photo: Nicole Philipp

5G delayed due to objections and moratoria
by Simon Widmer, Tagesanzeiger.ch, 28 July 2019 - auto-translation

One in three Sunrise and Swisscom antenna construction applications has a complaint pending.

In Switzerland a rather rare picture: 5G antenna in
Langenthal. Photo: Nicole Philipp
When it comes to the introduction of the new 5G mobile communications standard, telecom providers cannot go fast enough. Sunrise and Swisscom in particular have announced ambitious expansion plans. On the company website, Swisscom promises to introduce 5G throughout Switzerland by the end of the year. Sunrise CEO Olaf Swantee also spoke of being able to offer 5G "in all regions" this year.

However, the resistance to 5G is much greater than previously known. According to the "Schutz vor Strahlung" association, 110 construction applications are pending throughout Switzerland. The number of unknown complaints is probably considerable.

30 July 2019

25 New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (29 July 2019)

25 new papers on electromagnetic fields and biology or health
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, July 29, 2019

Dr. Joel Moscowitz 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 contains more than 750 abstracts.

To see abstracts for the most recent papers or to download the entire 511-page document (pdf) go to:
http://bit.ly/saferemr072919


News

International Workshop on Effects of Electromagnetic Fields on Plants and Animals

29 July 2019

Five or More Hours of Smartphone Usage Per Day May Increase Obesity

Five or more hours of smartphone usage per day may increase obesity
sciencedaily.com, 25 July 2019

Recent study found risk of obesity increased by 43%

© Shutterstock
Date: July 25, 2019
Source: American College of Cardiology
Summary: As smartphones continue to be an inherent part of life and grow as a primary source of entertainment -- particularly among young people -- it leads to a decrease in physical activity. University students who used their smartphones five or more hours a day had a 43% increased risk of obesity and were more likely to have other lifestyle habits that increase the risk of heart disease.

28 July 2019

The Miseducation of Britain on 5G: the Guardian Also Gets it Spectacularly Wrong

The Miseducation of Britain on 5G: the Guardian Also Gets it Spectacularly Wrong
by Devra Davis, medium.com, 26 July 2019

Thanks to the Guardian’s latest piece asserting that concerns over 5G rank right up there with conspiracy theories claiming man never set foot on the moon, I now have something in common with British Member of Parliament, Tonia Antoniazzi. My sensible adult daughter recently asked, “What do I tell my friends who ask if you have gone off the rails buying into this Russian conspiracy that says 5G is dreadful?”

The Guardian reported today that Labor Party member, Antoniazzi, had to set aside similar queries from her family when she insisted on raising concerns about the health and environmental concerns over the roll-out of the British variant of 5G.

Here why I am with the esteemed Member of Parliament on this one. We agree with the Right Honorable Antoniazzi, that assurances from the government that all is well are hardly heartening. After all, this is the same government that for decades claimed that prenatal X-rays were of no consequence, protecting the nuclear medicine industry, ignoring the research of medical campaigner, Alice Stewart showing clear dangers to pregnancy.

25 July 2019

Were U.S. Diplomats Attacked in Cuba? Brain Study Deepens Mystery

Were U.S. Diplomats Attacked in Cuba? Brain Study Deepens Mystery
By Benedict Carey, The New York Times, 23 July 2019

“Something happened to the brain” of diplomats who reported odd ailments, a brain-imaging study suggests. But the cause is still unclear.

(Photo): A Cuban flag is raised in front of the U.S. embassy in Havana. The mysterious symptoms that struck U.S. diplomats in Cuba and China have baffled scientists since they were first reported in 2016. CreditCredit Meridith Kohut for The New York Times

In late 2016, dozens of United States diplomats working in Cuba and China began reporting odd mental symptoms: persistent headaches, vertigo, blurred vision, hearing phantom sounds. Since then, scientists and commentators have groped for plausible explanations. Deliberate physical attacks, involving microwaves or other such technology? Or were psychological factors, subconscious yet mind-altering, the more likely cause?

The strangeness of the symptoms, and the spookiness of the proposed causes, have given the story a life of its own in the diplomatic corps, the Pentagon and in assorted pockets of the internet where conspiracy theories thrive.

Now, researchers are reporting results from the first brain-imaging studies of 40 of those diplomats, who were carefully examined by neurologists after returning home from Cuba. The study, appearing on Tuesday in the medical journal JAMA, concludes that the diplomats experienced some kind of brain trauma. But the nature and cause of that trauma were not clear, as it did not resemble the signature of more familiar brain injuries such as repeated concussions or exposure to battlefield blasts.

Phonegate: [First reaction] “New smartphone withdrawals in France: Time to move up a gear in Europe”

[First reaction] “New smartphone withdrawals in France: Time to move up a gear in Europe”
Press Release, Equipe Phonegate, phonegatealert.org, 25 July 2019

In a press release published on 25 July 2019, relayed by the 60 million consumers website, the French National Frequency Agency (ANFR) announced the withdrawal of two new smartphones marketed by the Malaysian company LEAGOO INTELLIGENCE CO. and by the Romanian company S.C. VISUAL FAN SRL.

Indeed, the tests of “trunk” SAR controls carried out in August and October 2018 by an approved laboratory showed that :

“ANFR measurements revealed values exceeding this limit. Indeed, the SAR of the LEAGOO S8 phone was measured at 2.39 W/Kg and that of the ALLVIEW X4 SOUL MINI S phone at 4.6 W/Kg”

Ministerial order prohibiting the sale of goods

Wireless Radiation: New Awareness Campaigns Launched by Cyprus and Italy

Compare the awareness campaign on environmental and health impacts of mobile phone use recently launched by the Italian Government with that of Cyprus regarding how to reduce wireless radiation exposures.

Cyprus 
Environmental Health Trust 24 June 2019


Cyprus has launched an awareness campaign to educate the public on how to reduce wireless radiation exposures. The campaign includes large scale signs on pubic buses with the slogan “Don’t Irradiate Me: Learn How to Protect Me” along with posters, brochures and videos translated into both Greek and English.

The Campaign was launched at a press conference June 24, 2019 with recommendations include simple advice on how to protect children at home


24 July 2019

The First Real Boom in Virtual Reality? It’s Pornography.

The First Real Boom in Virtual Reality? It’s Pornography.
By David M. Ewalt. Wall Street Journal, 11 July 2019

Naughty America, one of the world’s most prolific producers of VR content, is at the forefront of a lucrative niche driving adoption of the technology

Adult content helped popularize new media formats like
VHS, Blu-ray and streaming video, and now it's doing the
same for virtual reality.  Photo: ISTOCK
Jill the babysitter is walking across the kitchen when she notices someone sitting at the counter. “Oh my god!” she says, clutching the towel wrapped around her body. “Mr. Johnson! I hope you don’t mind I used the shower.”

Mr. Johnson, like the babysitter, is a character in an adult video, and the actor who plays him doesn’t have any lines. The audience will never hear his voice or see his face, even though he does have a big part in the movie. This is virtual-reality pornography, and every scene is shot from his point of view.

Pornography has provided the first real boom in VR, and adult-entertainment companies like Naughty America—producer and distributor of “Bangin’ the Babysitter”—are leading the way. In the 18 months after producing its first VR video, the San Diego-based studio released 108 more, making it one of the most prolific producers of VR content in the world. In 2017, the company operated a booth at the annual International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas and became the first adult business allowed to exhibit in 19 years.

23 July 2019

“With 5G, We are Guinea Pigs”: Swiss Magazine Reports First 5G Injuries in Geneva

“With 5G, We are Guinea Pigs”: Swiss Magazine Reports First 5G Injuries in Geneva
By Marc David,
Global Research, July 22, 2019
L’illustre 18 July 2019

This article was originally published in French on L’illustré, translated into English by Claire Edwards on EMFacts Consultancy.

Since 5G antennas were installed near their home in the heart of Geneva, these residents of the same area suffer from various health problems. Are they victims of a technology whose dangers were not sufficiently tested? A doctor and member of parliament speaks out.

Gathered in the apartment of one of the two, on the fifth floor of a building in the centre of Geneva, these residents of the same area look at each other. What they have in common is insomnia, tinnitus, headaches. And a lot of unanswered questions. The youngest, Johan Perruchoud, 29, has lived there for 11 years and is not the type to cultivate any sort of hatred of invasive technology. He is a healthy young man, active and positive, who has just returned from four years in New York and makes finely crafted videos and films for the media or for individuals, often working in his room with his computer.

“Like in a microwave oven”

The Miseducation of America on 5G: The New York Times Gets It Spectacularly Wrong

The Miseducation of America on 5G: The New York Times Gets It Spectacularly Wrong
by Devra Davis, medium.com, 22 July 2019

When William J. Broad, a Pulitzer-Prize winning New York Times science writer, strangely mangles information on the dangers of 5G, this plays right into the hands of those determined to advance this never-tested technology without serious examination of its long-term impact on human health and the environment.

The recent headline of the NYTimes trumpeted 5G as the “health hazard that isn’t.” Not so fast. A close examination of claims in that article indicates that it is time for a reset on the march to the latest wireless technology as the consequences could not be more monumental.

Ten Corrections to William J. Broad’s
“The 5G Health Hazard That Isn’t” New York Times July 16, 2019

Issued by Devra Davis, PhD, MPH, President, Theodora Scarato, MSW, Executive Director, Environmental Health Trust.

1. First of all, contrary to Broad’s claim, Dr. Curry’s report and graph on wireless radiation risks to children in schools in 2000 were not the central foundation for scientific concerns regarding wireless radiation.

Italian Government Unveils Plan to Tackle Smartphone Addiction

Italian government unveils plan to tackle smartphone addiction
AFP/The Local, 22 July 2019

Italian government ministers have drafted a law aimed at preventing and treating the rising phenomenon of addiction to mobile phones and the internet, particularly among young people.

Photo: DepositPhotos
The bill seeks to treat the fear of not having access to a mobile phone - so-called "no-mobile-phone phobia" (also known as "nomophobia") – and anxiety over not having access to social networks or messaging apps.

It proposes education programmes for parents to detect excessive mobile phone use in children.

The bill also lays out plans for "education towards for a conscientious use of the internet and social networks" in schools and universities.

Nomophobia particularly affects young people, often preventing them getting a good night's sleep.

Italy: "Your mobile is smart. Use it intelligently ”, the information campaign Miur, Ministries of Health and the Environment, is underway

Link to the Italian Ministries' site with campaign videos and infographics (in Italian).

"Your mobile is smart. Use it intelligently ”, the information campaign Miur, Ministries of Health and the Environment, is underway
Editorial staff, orizzontescuola.it, 19 July 2019 - auto-translation

Miur [Ministry of Education, Universities and Research], the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of the Environment and the Protection of the Territory and the Sea are launching the information campaign from today 19 July “Your mobile is smart. Use it with intelligence ”.

Targets

The objectives of the information campaign, as we read on the Miur website, comply with the provisions of the Lazio Regional Administrative Court (sentence n. 500/2019): promote the correct use of mobile telephones (cellular and cordless phones); inform about health and environmental risks related to improper use of these devices.

22 July 2019

United Nations Environment Programme Urged to Protect Nature and Humankind from Electromagnetic Fields (EMF)

U.N. Environment Programme Urged to Protect Nature and Humankind from Electromagnetic Fields (EMF)
businesswire.com, 22 July 2019

4G/5G antenna densification is escalating health risks - a global crisis

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Advisors to the International EMF Scientist Appeal, representing 248 scientists from 42 nations, have resubmitted The Appeal to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director, Inger Andersen, requesting the UNEP reassess the potential biological impacts of next generation 4G and 5G telecommunication technologies to plants, animals and humans.

“Results from the NTP study show that the previously held assumption that radiofrequency radiation cannot cause cancer or other adverse health effects is clearly wrong.”

21 July 2019

I’m an Engineer, and I’m Not Buying Into ‘Smart’ Cities

Andrea Chronopoulos
I’m an Engineer, and I’m Not Buying Into ‘Smart’ Cities
By Shoshanna Saxe, Opinion, The New York Times, 16 July 2019

Dr. Saxe is an assistant professor of civil and mineral engineering at the University of Toronto.

Sensor-equipped garbage cans sound cool, but someone still has to take out the trash.

TORONTO — Like a classroom full of overachieving students, cities around the world are racing to declare themselves “smart” — using sensors, data and ubiquitous cameras to make themselves more efficient, safe and sustainable. Perhaps the most famous initiative is here in Toronto, where Sidewalk Labs, a sibling company to Google, recently released a 1,500-page master plan to remake two neighborhoods with things like snow-melting roads and an underground pneumatic-tube network.

Smart cities make two fundamental promises: lots of data, and automated decision making based on that data. The ultimate smart city will require a raft of existing and to-be-invented technologies, from sensors to robots to artificial intelligence. For many this promises a more efficient, equitable city; for others, it raises questions about privacy and algorithmic bias.

The First Report of 5G Injury from Switzerland

The First Report of 5G Injury from Switzerland
Physicians for Safe Technology, 20 July 2019

The first reported injury of 5G in a news report comes from Switzerland, where 5G has been launched in 102 locations. The weekly French-language Swiss magazine L’Illustré interviewed people living in Geneva after the 5G rollout with alarming details of illness. In their article, With 5G, We Feel Like Guinea Pigs, posted July 18, 2019, they report neighbors met to discuss their many common symptoms and many unanswered questions.

5G: Its Legal but Not Safe

As soon as the antennas were installed, several residents and entire families in the heart of Geneva reported similar unusual symptoms of loud ringing in the ear, intense headaches, unbearable earaches, insomnia, chest pain, fatigue and not feeling well in the house. 29-year-old Geneva resident, Johan Perruchoud, called up Swisscom and was told that indeed the 5G cell towers were activated on the same day he began to feel the symptoms. When others called Swisscom they were told everything is legal and within guidelines.

Swiss Physician Denounces 5G and Calls for a 5G Moratorium

Dr. Bertrand Buchs, who has also called for a 5G moratorium, states he has seen more and more patients with similar symptoms. He notes, “In this case, our authorities are going against common sense … we risk experiencing a catastrophe in a few years… no serious study exists yet, which is not surprising when we know that this technology was developed in China, then to the United States. In Switzerland, we could open a line for people who feel bad, listen to these complaints and examine them. Our country has the means and the skills. The debate must be launched because the story is not about to end.”

20 July 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 - Revised 20 July 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.

19 July 2019

We Tested 5G Across America. It’s Crazy Fast—and a Hot Mess

First part of article and extracts:

We Tested 5G Across America. It’s Crazy Fast—and a Hot Mess
by Joanna Stern, Wall Street Journal, 18 July 2019

In tests, the 5G often switched off due to summer heat, leaving our columnist to cool the devices with ice packs or air conditioners

Today’s forecast: 95 degrees and sunny with thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. No chance of 5G testing.

One of the biggest findings of my multi-city 5G review tour: The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G isn’t reliable in the summer—unless, well, you summer in Iceland.

When I ran tests, the phone’s 5G often switched off due to overheating, leaving me with a 4G connection. Cellular carriers demo-ing or testing the phone have taken to cooling the devices with ice packs and air conditioners.

The phone does this when the temperature reaches a certain threshold to minimize energy use and optimize battery, a Samsung spokeswoman said. “As 5G technology and the ecosystem evolve, it’s only going to get better,” she added.

18 July 2019

Phonegate Alert: [Press release] Nokia smartphone SAR: general deception suspected

[Press release] Nokia smartphone SAR: general deception suspected
Equipe Phonegate, phonegatealert.org, 18 July 2019

15 July 2019

From Dieselgate to Phonegate: We Need to Wake Up to Another Pollution Crisis

"If ‘Dieselgate’ received wall-to-wall media coverage in the UK when the story broke, ‘Phonegate’ has received next-to-none." 

From Dieselgate to Phonegate: We need to wake up to another pollution crisis

by Annelie Fitzgerald, truepublica.org.uk, 20 July 2018

As the level of emissions from diesel engines in the UK’s cities and its impact on public health has become clear, the media have recently given serious and widespread coverage to the issue of air pollution. Every Breath We Take, the report published in February 2017 by the Royal College of Physicians and Paediatrics, detailed an alarming array of adverse health effects which lead to up to 40,000 shortened lives in the UK each year. Foetuses, babies and children are particularly vulnerable to diesel fumes and particulates, which can impair lung, heart and neurological development.

Outlining his clean air bill in the Guardian in April 2017 Swansea West MP Geraint Davies noted that children in areas where the air quality problem is most serious “have a 10% reduced lung capacity and have more respiratory problems, together with effects on their nervous, immune and cardiovascular systems”. The same month Keith Taylor, Green MEP for South-East England wrote in the Ecologist that he would be campaigning for PM Theresa May to enshrine in UK law a new Clean Air Act to ensure strong, effective protection of public health from air pollution.

13 July 2019

The Dangers of Cell Phone Radiation. The Right to Know. Don’t Put in Your Shirt Pocket

The Dangers of Cell Phone Radiation. The Right to Know. Don’t Put in Your Shirt Pocket
Court Upholds Landmark Berkeley Cell Phone Radiation Right to Know Ordinance and Rejects Industries Appeal
By Environmental Health Trust, Global Research, 10 July 2019
Environmental Health Trust 2 July 2019

A landmark Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the City of Berkeley’s cell phone right to know ordinance rejecting industries argument that the ordinance violates the first amendment. The Berkeley ordinance requires retailers to inform consumers that cell phones emit radiation and that “if you carry or use your phone in a pants or shirt pocket or tucked into a bra when the phone is ON and connected to a wireless network, you may exceed the federal guidelines for exposure to RF radiation.” In upholding this decision, the panel concluded that the public health issues at hand were “substantial” and that the “text of the Berkeley notice was literally true,” and “uncontroversial.”

Further, the panel determined that the Berkeley ordinance did not constitute preemption.

“Far from conflicting with federal law and policy, the Berkeley ordinance complemented and enforced it.”

10 July 2019

5G – The Global Human Experiment without Consent

5G – The Global Human Experiment without Consent
By Debra Greene, PhD, Guest Contributor, childrenshealthdefense.org, 9 July 2019

5G is the next generation of cell phone infrastructure, yet it is categorically different than its predecessors (4G/LTE, 3G, 2G, etc.). It is not a simple upgrade. It is a major increase – and change – in the type of wireless radiation to which we will all be exposed, without consent, whether we use this service or not.

5G builds on existing infrastructure and, in addition, uses extremely high (millimeter-wave) frequencies of 24 gigahertz (GHz) or more. These 5G signals don’t travel far, so antennas will be installed approximately every 2-10 homes in residential neighborhoods. 5G will significantly increase our wireless RF radiation (radio frequency microwave) exposure on a 24/7 and 365 days a year basis.

"The government’s human exposure guidelines haven’t been updated in more than 20 years, while radiation from 
cell phones, cordless phones, WiFi and wireless baby monitors 
has increased exponentially in that time."


No Safety Studies

New Law Asks California Schools Ban Smartphones In Classrooms

New Law Asks California Schools Ban Smartphones In Classrooms
gooddaysacramento.cbslocal.com, 8 July 2019


(Photo): Pupils using mobile phone at the elementary school during recreation time. Group of multiethnic children sitting in a row and typing a message on smartphone. Young boys and girls playing with cellphone.

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – California public and charter schools can now ban students from using smartphones in class and at school, except under certain circumstances.

Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 272 in early July.

Switzerland: Smartphones Definitively Banned from Schools in Canton Vaud

Switzerland: Smartphones definitively banned from schools in canton Vaud
rts.ch/info, 26 June 2019 - translation

Mobile phones will be banned during classes, breaks, school outings and camps for Waldensian schoolchildren in canton Vaud until 11P [age 15]. The Training Department made this decision after a pilot experiment that was deemed successful.

Since the start of the 2018-2019 academic year, ten schools have been testing such a ban. In concrete terms, schoolchildren must turn off and store smartphones and connected personal devices during school hours, says the Department of Training, Youth and Culture (DFJC) on Thursday.

Described as beneficial by "almost all the actors concerned", the experience will be extended to all pupils in the compulsory cycle from the next school year onwards. Parents will benefit from advice on the use of the screens that will be added to the agenda as of the beginning of the August school year.

Switzerland: Speech at 5G Protest in Geneva opposite the United Nations, 4 July 2019 by 4G Bien Assez!

Support "4G Bien Assez !" by joining us every 4th of the month at the Place des Nations in Geneva.  The time to rise up is now to protect our future and especially, that of our children.

Protest in Geneva opposite the United Nations, 4 July 2019 
by Olivier Palud, 4G Bien Assez! - translation

When a pharmaceutical company wants to market a new drug, it must go through very strict and extensive testing procedures. It takes at least 10 years for it to reach the market, in order to demonstrate that the new molecule will do "more good than harm". The patient will be duly informed of the list of risks of side effects and may choose, with informed consent, whether to take these risks for treatment, with the professional advice of his doctor or pharmacist. In case of adverse reactions found in only a few patients, the product will be withdrawn from the market. However, the drug in question only affects a very small part of the population.

Nothing like it for mobile phones. For decades, science has highlighted the harmful effects of pulsed waves at levels well below current limit values. This concerns the whole population, especially the most vulnerable, children, the sick, the elderly. And no one goes to the trouble of explaining to consumers and those who suffer, the side effects of mobile telephony! The pill is hard to swallow....

Already, the "Phonegate" scandal has had absolutely no effect on our authorities or on our oversight agencies. Now, the 5G licences have been sold before even knowing the conclusions of the report ordered by our same elected officials. Worse, the report is infiltrated and, for no reason, delayed. It goes against any logic of the precautionary principle, it goes against any principle of life itself. And above all, it does not meet any need at all!

08 July 2019

Phonegate Scandal: Where Are We Three Years After the Alert Was Launched?

Phonegate scandal: where are we three years after the alert was launched?
Equipe Phonegate,  8 July 2019

Three years ago to the day, via his blog, Dr. Marc Arazi launched the alert with this article entitled: “Mobile telephony: manufacturers caught in the act of deception“. Indeed, the day before, the National Agency for Health Security, Environment and Labour (ANSES) published an expert report entitled “Radiofrequency Exposure and Child Health”. It revealed that 9 out of 10 mobile phones tested in 2015 by the National Frequency Agency (ANFR) in real use (in contact with the body) exceeded the regulatory thresholds for protecting the health and safety of users.

We therefore asked Alert Phonegate’s President to give us his opinion on the progress made, but also on the difficulties encountered and the prospects for action to protect the health of smartphone users.

What do you think are the greatest successes achieved?

05 July 2019

Twenty-four new papers on electromagnetic fields and biology or health (23 June 2019)

Twenty-four 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 June 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 700 abstracts.

To see the latest studies or to download the 494-page document (pdf) go to the following web page:
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EU Opens Road to 5G Connected Cars in Boost to BMW, Qualcomm

EU opens road to 5G connected cars in boost to BMW, Qualcomm
By Reuters News Service, July 4, 2019

European Union states opened the way to competing technologies for internet connected cars on Thursday, rejecting a European Commission push for a wifi-based standard backed by Volkswagen.

The result represents a win for BMW and Qualcomm which support a rival 5G telecoms system.

Germany, France and Italy, with powerful car industries, were among 21 countries to vote against the EC proposal at a Brussels meeting of EU representatives, an EU official said.

This contrasted with EU lawmakers in April who endorsed the wifi plan over 5G technology. The auto and tech industries have been split over which technology works better and is safer.

Switzerland: 5G Network: Operators' Lobbying has a Strong Impact

5G Network: Operators' lobbying has a strong impact
by Eric Breitinger, Bon à savoir, 3 July 2019 - translation

TELECOMMUNICATIONS: The precautionary principle is about to be sacrificed on the altar of economic interests. Operators are skillfully maneuvering to tip the Confederation's report in their favor.

Should the radiation limits for mobile phone antennas be increased? Yes, answer Swisscom, Salt and Sunrise, who are waiting for this to quickly develop the new 5G network, especially since they have just spent $380 million on 5G licences... On the public side, concerns are emerging. The cantons of Vaud, Geneva, Jura and Neuchâtel have also frozen the construction of new antennas pending the imminent conclusions of the working group on "Mobile telephony and radiation".

No evidence of danger....

Established by the Confederation, this group includes representatives of federal offices, telecommunications companies, cities, physicians and radiation specialists. In particular, it will base its recommendations on an expert report commissioned by the Swiss Telecommunications Association (ASUT), an association headed by a committee on which Sunrise and Swisscom sit.

The Downside of 5G: Overwhelmed Cities, Torn-Up Streets, a Decade Until Completion

The Downside of 5G: Overwhelmed Cities, Torn-Up Streets, a Decade Until Completion
by Christopher Mins, Wall Street Journal, June 29, 2019

In every major city in America where carriers are rolling out 5G, there’s someone like Keith Hubbard, manager of a 16-person fiber technician team for AT&T . His job: to set up shop in a trailer in the middle of a busy street, after other teams have already dug up the street or sidewalk and laid fiber-optic cable under it. On sweltering summer days in Atlanta, where his team is based, his technicians must perform surgery on a 1¼- inch bundle of glass fibers. In a typical cable there are 864 insulated strands, splayed out like a head of hair, and each is a high-bandwidth conduit to some business, home or cell tower. Cut the wrong strand, and people lose internet access.

04 July 2019

California: The Case against 5G Comes to Sonoma

The case against 5G comes to Sonoma
By Jonah Raskin, Sonoma Valley Sun, 
1st July 2019

On a recent Saturday, the foes of 5G—and the world it would create—were out in force at Vintage House on First Street East. They had come to hear Dafna Tachover, the Israeli-born founder of We Are the Evidence, an international organization that publicizes the woes inflicted on humans by wireless radiation. It’s sometimes called “Micro Sickness” and “Electromagnetic Hyper Sensitivity.”

Tachover is one of many humans harmed by laptops and cellphones. More and more people say they have the same symptoms she has. They are in Sonoma and all over the world.

Ten years ago, soon after she bought a new laptop computer for her work, Tachover felt odd. She had heart palpations, experienced what she calls ‘cognitive block in the brain” and felt tingly sensations in her hands and feet.

03 July 2019

California: Berkeley: Court Upholds City's Right to Warn Consumers about Phone Radiation

Court upholds city's right to warn consumers about phone radiation
by CORINNE REICHERTcnet.com, 2 July 2019

Berkeley is allowed to require phone retailers to warn people about radiation risks in carrying phones in pockets and bras.
Berkeley's right to warn consumers about cell
phone radiation has been upheld in court.
Angela Lang/CNET

Wireless association CTIA has failed again to get the City of Berkeley to stop warning people that using a cell phone could expose them to radiation. As part of the long-running debate over health concerns in using mobile phones, Berkeley's "Right to Know" ordinance, which came into effect in 2016, was upheld by a court Tuesday.

Berkeley had been enforcing a city ordinance that required phone retailers to inform prospective buyers that carrying phones in certain ways, like in pants pockets or bras, could cause them to exceed the FCC's guidelines for radio frequency radiation maximum exposure. CTIA had argued that this violated the First Amendment, blocking retailers' freedom of speech by requiring them to post "inflammatory" messages.

Denmark: Legal Opinion on 5G: Presentation at 5G Conference, Christiansborg, 4 May 2019

Legal Opinion on 5G
EDITORemfsa.co.zam 2 July 2019

Source: https://helbredssikker-telekommunikation.dk/nyheder/LegalOpinion5G

The Council on Health Safe Telecommunications” has, in cooperation with the Danish EHS Association, MayDay and The Danish Institute of Public Health arranged the 5G Conference at Christiansborg Maj 4th 2019.

The Conference was concluded with a presentation by Lawyer Christian F. Jensen of Bonnor Lawyers, based in the city of Holte. The Lawyer’s conclusion is: establishing and activating a 5G-network — as it is currently described — will contravene current human and environmental laws enshrined in the European Convention of Human Rights, the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child, EU regulations, and the Bern- and Bonn-conventions protecting natural habitat and migrating species.

29 June 2019

Verizon Claims 5G Will Help Fight Cancer. Experts Say That’s Not Likely

Verizon Claims 5G Will Help Fight Cancer. Experts Say That’s Not Likely
by Karl Bode, vice.com, 14 June 2019

5G is not magic, and experts say the wireless technology is not likely to revolutionize hospitals.
Screengrab: YouTube/Verizon

To hear wireless carriers tell it, fifth-generation (5G) wireless is going to revolutionize the planet by fueling the rise of smart cars, smarter cities, and countless innovative new technologies.

While 5G will deliver faster and better mobile networks, however, experts say that most of the ultra-futuristic benefits of 5G have been absurdly overhyped by wireless carriers.

Switzerland: Cacophony of the Cantons on the Moratorium on 5G Telephony Antennas

Cacophony of the cantons on the moratorium on 5G telephony antennas
rts.ch/info, 28 June 2019 - translation

The canton of Jura announced on Wednesday [26 June] to its deputies that it would renounce the moratorium on the construction of 5G antennas after receiving clarifications from the Confederation. Vaud and Geneva, which have obtained the same information, react differently.

5G continues to stir up controversy and the cantons are moving forward in scattered fashion. Vaud, Geneva and the Jura received the same explanations in a letter from Bern. But this letter did not have the same effect in each of the regions concerned, RTS learned.

On the Geneva side, nothing is being changed. Councillor Antonio Hodgers maintains the moratorium on procedures for new antennas. Because in his words, "there is nothing new" in the letter sent last week by the Federal Office for the Environment. At the end of April, the canton of Geneva decided to suspend the procedures, thus following the cantons of Vaud and Jura.

"No comment"

In Lausanne, no comments were made. Jacqueline de Quattro's Department of Environment says that it is the State Council that will make the decision, probably next Wednesday, RTS has learned. Some sources believe that the canton of Vaud could follow the Jura, opening the door to operators.

28 June 2019

The First Criminal and Collective Actions are Launched in France against Cell Phone Manufacturers (Xiaomi, Nokia)


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27 June 2019

ICNIRP's Revised RF Exposure Limits Will Ignore Expert Opinions of Most EMF Scientists

ICNIRP’s Exposure Guidelines for Radio Frequency Fields
saferemr.com, 26 June 2019

ICNIRP's Revised RF Exposure Limits Will Ignore Expert Opinions of Most EMF Scientists

According to Eric van Rongen, chairman of the International Commission on Non-ionizing Research Protection (ICNIRP), in August or September the ICNIRP plans to publish its revised guidelines regarding safe human exposure limits to radiofrequency (RF) electromagnetic fields (EMF) (100 kHz - 300 GHz).

On April 17, 2019, Van Rongen made a presentation about the revised guidelines to the French National Frequency Agency. The ICNIRP guidelines will still be based only on thermal or heating effects. The Commission continues to ignore the many hundreds of peer-reviewed studies that have found bioeffects and health effects from exposure to low intensity, non-thermal levels of RF radiation.

Van Rongen makes the following claims (see slide 8 of the presentation):

  • "No evidence that RF EMF causes such diseases as cancer  Results of NTP, Falcioni studies (animals, lifetime exposure) not convincing (statement on ICNIRP website)
  • No evidence that RF EMF impairs health beyond effects that are due to established mechanisms of interaction"

25 June 2019

Cyprus: Action Needed on Environmental Impact on Children's Health, Says Minister

Action needed on environmental impact on children’s health, says minister
By Annette Chrysostomoucyprus-mail.com, June 24, 2019

Children have the right to grow up away from environmental hazards, Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou said on Monday.

“The relationship between the environment and health is close and complex, especially when it comes to the subject of exposure of children to non-ionising electromagnetic radiation,” he said at a press conference for the campaign ‘Using technology while protecting children’s health’.

Concerns about the effect environmental changes may have on the health of the population are now emerging, the minister said.

These concerns have led to an interest in a deeper exploration of potential threats stemming from environmental degradation, climate change and other influences.

21 June 2019

Horns are growing on young people’s skulls. Phone use is to blame, research suggests.

Horns are growing on young people’s skulls. Phone use is to blame, research suggests.
By Isaac Stanley-Becker, The Washington Post, 20 June 2019

Mobile technology has transformed the way we live — how we read, work, communicate, shop and date.

But we already know this.

(Photo): Researchers at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, have documented the prevalence of bone spurs at the back of the skull among young adults. (Scientific Reports) 

What we have not yet grasped is the way the tiny machines in front of us are remolding our skeletons, possibly altering not just the behaviors we exhibit but the bodies we inhabit.


19 June 2019

Cyberattacks Make Smart Grids Look Pretty Dumb

Cyberattacks Make Smart Grids Look Pretty Dumb
By David Fickling, BloombergOpinion Analysis / washingtonpost.com, 17 Jube 2019

Imagine if your thermostat led to a region-wide power blackout.

It’s a scenario that’s looking increasingly plausible. Argentina isn’t ruling out a cyberattack as the possible cause for the mass outage that affected millions of people in five South American countries over the weekend. Even if that incident turns out to have a more innocent explanation, the U.S. government is stepping up digital incursions into Russia’s power grid, the New York Times reported Saturday, citing unnamed officials.

The growing threat from hacking is somewhat inevitable given the way our power systems are changing. Electricity networks are traditionally highly centralized, with limited ability to monitor and control supply and demand in real time, leaving grid operators dependent on forecasting unusual consumption spikes to prevent the system from falling over.

BioInitiative Report - 2019 Updated Research Summaries

BioInitiative 2012  - Updated Research Summaries
May 1st, 2019

Many new scientific studies have been published since the 2017 update. As a result, several of the Research Summaries by Dr. Lai are updated in 2019. They are the abstract collections for neurological effects of ELF-EMF and RFR; and for free radical (oxidative damage) effects from ELF-EMF, static fields and RFR. Corresponding graphics on “Effect vs No Effect” are also brought current for these new 2019 abstract collections.

2019 Updated Research Summaries (May, 2019)

These new and updated Research Summaries include downloadable files on Free Radicals (oxidative damage) from ELF-EMF, static field and RFR exposures; and updated neurological effects of ELF-EMF and RFR. These are invaluable resources that can are searchable by key words. They identify the relevant peer-reviewed, published literature that reports on biological effects of non-ionizing radiation (ELF-EMF and RFR, and static field studies).


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".