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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.

Your Child's Smartphone Is Doing Him More Harm than Good

Your child’s smartphone is doing him more harm than good
Dr Faisal Khan, dailytimes.com.pk, 12 January 2019

* The potential harm is from microwave radiations given off by cell phones and other wireless devices, particularly for unborn babies

Children’s growing minds and bodies make them uniquely vulnerable to the effects of the environment around them, including all types of radiations generated by mobile phones, iPads, tablets, smartphones and all other kinds of wireless devices. Because in the new era, technology is being adopted by children at younger ages than ever before.

There are different types of radiations generated by mobile phones and wireless devices, microwave radiations, ionising and non-ionising radiations. Ionising radiation for example X-rays, radon, ultra violet rays in sunlight all are high frequency and high energy. Non-ionising is low frequency and low energy radiation. Cell phones have non-ionising radiations. Mobile phones send radio frequency waves from its transmitting unit or antenna to nearby cell towers. When we make or receive a call, text, or use data, our phone receives radio frequency waves to its antenna from cell towers.

United States: House Democrats Demand FCC Documents

House Democrats demand FCC documents
by HARPER NEIDIG,  thehill.com, 4 February 2019

© Greg Nash
House Democrats are asking the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for documentation about its operations as they prepare to challenge the agency with their newfound oversight powers.

Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.), the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa.), who leads the panel’s subcommittee on technology, sent a letter on Monday to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai with extensive requests for documents about the agency’s efforts during the Trump administration.

05 February 2019

Associate Professor Olle Johansson: “Is the ‘Electrosmog’ Finally Clearing?”

Associate Professor: “Is the ‘Electrosmog’ Finally Clearing?”
by Olle Johansson, Av NewsVoice, 4 February 2019

Olle Johansson - Foto: NASMS, A. Mcdowell
DEBATE. In many cities around the world, the visible smog from air pollution is overwhelming. For instance, in Thailand the Thai government has apologised to Bangkok citizens about the air pollution that continues to disrupt their daily lives and is threatening their health. No such apologies are, however, yet offered to citizens when it comes to the toxic ‘electrosmog’.

By Olle Johansson, associate professor; previously – before retirement – at the Karolinska Institute and the Royal Institute of Technology, both located in Stockholm, Sweden; now heading The Institute of Common Sense for Common Sense, Stockholm, Sweden

In many cities around the world, the visible smog from air pollution is overwhelming. For instance, in Thailand the Thai government has apologised to Bangkok citizens about the air pollution that continues to disrupt their daily lives and is threatening their health. No such apologies are, however, yet offered to citizens when it comes to the toxic ‘electrosmog’.

04 February 2019

United Kingdom: Mobile Phones ' Should be Banned from Schools', Minister Says

Mobile phones ‘should be banned from schools’, minister says
by Henry Austinindependent.co.uk, 2 February 2019

Guidance from chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies
will suggest children avoid social media before bedtime
(Getty)
‘Every hour spent online and on a smartphone is an hour less talking to family, and it’s an hour less exercise and it’s an hour less sleep,’ say Nick Gibb

Guidance from chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies will suggest children avoid social media before bedtime ( Getty )

Mobile phones should be banned from classrooms and pupils need to be lectured about the dangers of device dependency, the schools minister has said.

Nick Gibb said he had concerns about the impact excessive phone use was having on children, and said the government would introduce lessons for pupils on how to limit their screen time.