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31 March 2019

Peer Reviewed Published Science On Radiation From 4G/5G “Small” Cell Wireless Antennas

Peer Reviewed Published Science On Radiation From 4G/5G “Small” Cell Wireless Antennas
Environmental Health Trust

EHT was just asked, ” What published research shows the low radiation levels from cell antennas could be harmful?” EHT decided to summarize a short list of studies and share our answer with the public.

Peer Reviewed Published Science on Radiation from Wireless Antennas

“Small cells” are microwave antennas (basically shorter cell towers) rapidly being installed in public areas on utility poles and street lights in front of homes, parks and schools. Just like cell towers, these wireless antennas generate and emit microwave radiofrequency (RF) radiation to transmit 2G, 3G and 4G network signals. Companies soon plan to add a new technology called 5G which will use current 4G technology plus even higher frequencies. The higher frequencies include millimeter-wave emissions that were not previously released into public areas.

30 March 2019

On the Clear Evidence of the Risks to Children from Smartphone and WiFi Radio Frequency Radiation

Tom Butler publishes paper on the risks of digital technologies to children
By admin, posted on 27 February 2019

Click here to view paper

Professor Tom Butler publishes a new working paper on the risks that mobile digital technologies present to children, titled On the Clear Evidence of the Risks to Children from Smartphone and WiFi Radio Frequency Radiation. See the link below. This paper is an in-depth review of independent peer-reviewed research. The findings are thought-provoking and alarming for parents and guardians of children and adolescents.

Abstract:

Children’s health and well-being is under significant threat from everyday digital technologies, as the past 15 years have seen the proliferation of microwave Radio Frequency Radiation (RFR) devices in the home, school and society. The safety standards for such devices—smartphones, tablets etc.—were based on the proven thermal or heating effects of microwave devices in adults, not children. Scientists in the life sciences have long been aware of equally harmful non-thermal effects. 

29 March 2019

California: Turned Off; Sprint Shuts Down Cell Tower at Ripon School Over Parents' Cancer Concerns

Turned off: Sprint shuts down cell tower at Ripon school over parents’ cancer concerns
by KEN CARLSONmodbee.com, 28 March 2019

[See original article for video]:  Ripon, California, Unified School District is working with Sprint to move a cellular phone tower near Weston Elementary after four students were diagnosed with cancer and parents voiced their concerns.  By Akira Olivia Kumamoto | Joan Barnett Lee | Ken Carlson


Sprint has turned off a cell phone tower at a Ripon elementary school that parents suspect was the cause of cancer cases among students and teachers.

Ripon Unified School District said the tower at Weston Elementary School was disconnected Wednesday and Sprint is working on relocating the cell site.

25 March 2019

Oregon: Portland Officials Attempt To Block 5G Network Installation Over Health Risks

Portland Officials Attempt To Block 5G Network Installation Over Health Risks
by Jim Satneyprepforthat.com, 24 March 2019

Portland, Oregon city officials are setting up to run opposition to the installation of 5G networks around the city. The initiative is supported by Mayor Ted Wheeler and two commissioners, Amanda Fritz, and Chloe Eudaly. The city feels that 5G health risks are not well enough understood to warrant installations. Additionally, the federal government’s issues with telecommunications rules influenced the opposition movement.

KATU News reported that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) decided to impose new restrictions over how cities are allowed to manage transmitters that reside on city property. They also put a $270 limit on franchise fees. Typically, cities charge $3,000 in fees. According to Wheeler, the disparity in fee acquisition could cost his city almost $10 million dollars, a loss he’s not willing to accept. In KATU’s report, Wheeler calls the new FCC rules, “something of a land grab against local infrastructures, like telephone poles, where these wireless nodes will be connected.”

California: Cell Tower to be Removed After 4th Ripon Student Diagnosed with Cancer

Cell Tower to be Removed After 4th Ripon Student Diagnosed with Cancer
Physicians for Safe Technology - mdsafetech.org, 25 March 2019

After 4 students and 3 teachers were diagnosed with cancer within a 3-year period, Sprint has finally agreed to remove a cell tower at a Ripon, California school. While it is exceedingly difficult to identify the cause of a cancer cluster, parents and students in the San Joaquin County school are convinced there is one and it is caused by the campus cell tower. They are not only protesting but several have abandoned the small school which now features 4 rare cancers in students -2 brain tumors, one kidney cancer and one liver cancer. Investigations of not only cell tower radiation but also water quality have been initiated. After 200 parents stormed the school board meeting, school officials were prompted to ask for the cell tower to be removed at the K-8 school. Sprint has agreed to do so.

Parents Opposed the Cell Tower Before it was Placed

The cell tower was placed at Weston Elementary School 10 years ago and a group of parents opposed the cell tower construction before it was erected, citing health concerns. According to news reports, they have another 15 years left on the 25-year lease. A Go Petition to have the cell tower removed was initiated in 2017 after 2 children in the school developed cancer.

Germany: Phonegate Alert Invited to the International Conference in Mainz in October 2019

Germany: Phonegate alert invited to the International Conference in Mainz in October 2019
Phonegate Teamphonegatealert.org, 25 March 2019

Competenzinitiative zum Schutz von Mensch, Umwelt und Demokratie e.V. in association with diagnose:funk – Umwelt- und Verbraucherorganisation zum Schutz vor elektromagnetischer Strahlung, Europäische Akademie für Umweltmedizin (EUROPAEM), Pandora – Stiftung für unabhängige Forschung, Verband Baubiologie and other partners, sponsored by Stiftung für Kinder, Freiburg and Auerbach Stiftung, Tettnang, is organizing an international public symposium on the theme “Biological Effects of Wireless Technologies” to be held from 4 to 6 October 2019 at the Princes-Electors’ Castle (Kurfürstliches Schloss) in Mainz.

We are particularly pleased to participate in this internationally renowned event and would like to thank the organizers for inviting Dr. Marc Arazi, President of Alerte Phonegate to speak about the health and industrial issues related to the Phonegate scandal.

Excerpts from the symposium announcement (detailed schedule of the symposium will be announced later):

Cell phones, Smartphones, Tablets … Smart Home … Smart City … Internet of Things … The digital transformation of our society is expected to continue with the new 5G standard, largely through mobile and wireless communication. As a result, radiation exposure due to mobile and wireless communication technologies, their infrastructure and applications will increase enormously.

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.

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

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.

16 March 2019

Phonegate Alert Association's First Newsletter

Newsletter from the Phonegate Alert Association : In one click you will find the latest news on the Association's first year of actions and alerts.  Please share widely.

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 A first year of actions and alerts



14 March 2019

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

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.’

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.

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



04 March 2019

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.

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

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.