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30 April 2019

Study Finds 9 Out of 10 Smartphones Violate Radiation Safety Limits

Study finds 9 of 10 smartphones violate radiation safety limits
State Newskttn.com (Trenton, Missouri), April 30, 2019

Public health groups are calling for a nationwide recall on some cellular phones after a new study showed some units when pressed up against the body, emit 11 times more radiation than Federal Communications Commission safety limits allows.

A study done by a professor emeritus of electrical engineering from the University of Utah analyzed data from the French government, which tested 450 phones, and found that 9 out of 10 violated safety limits when they touch the body.

Dr. Devra Davis, president of the Environmental Health Trust, said she thinks the U.S. government guidelines themselves are old and need to be updated. “The United States is far behind in testing phones, and we believe the reasons for that have to do with the fact that the FCC is currently being run by former heads of the cellphone industry,” Davis said. “Cell phones would be illegal if they were tested in the way that they are used.”

Wi-Fi at Home Harms Children, Expert Warns

(A laptop should never be used on the lap.)
Wi-Fi at home harms children, expert warns
By Naturalist Activist, 30th April 2019

Legal action to force a school to remove a cell tower has highlighted the dangers to children of Wi-Fi at home.

Parents of children at a primary school in Kifissia, a wealthy suburb of Athens in Greece, say the cell tower, which is 80 meters from classrooms, is damaging the health of pupils. The school is refusing to remove the tower so the parents are taking it to court.

Dr. Theodore Metsis, an engineer and a wireless radiation specialist, is advising the parents and their lawyers. He says: “Talking with the mothers I learned that one third of the pupils have various problems, including attention deficient and hyperactivity disorder; learning and concentration difficulties; diabetes and thyroid problems.”

Italy: Health Risks Arising from Mobile Phone Misuse: Government Ordered to Launch Information Campaign

In their arguments used to win the case, the Italian lawyers relied, among other things, on the data from the test results of ANFR on more than 500 mobile phones, published as part of the Phonegate affair

Health risks arising from mobile phone misuse: government ordered to launch information campaign

by Christian di Mauro, internationallawoffice.com, 01 May 2019

The debate regarding the health risks connected to the incorrect use of mobile phones has recently been rekindled in Italy. With a 15 January 2019 decision, the Lazio Regional Administrative Court (TAR Lazio) ordered the Ministry of Environment, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education, Universities and Research to launch an information campaign to advise the public about the potential health and environmental risks arising from the misuse of mobile and cordless phones.

Facts

United States: Another Congressperson Seeks Answers From The FCC And FDA On 5G Radio-Frequency Health Impacts

Yet Another Member Of Congress Seeks Answers From The FCC And FDA On 5G Radio-Frequency Health Impacts
Environmental Health Trust, 30 April 2019

On April 15, Rep. Peter A. DeFazio (D-OR), House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman, wrote a letter to FCC Chairman Pai and acting FDA Commissioner Sharpless inquiring about the status of the government’s research into the potential health effects of radiofrequency (RF) radiation and its relation to the FCC’s guidelines for safe human RF exposure levels, in light of the Commission push to rollout 5G technology and over 800,000 new antenna installations in the United States.

Rep. DeFazio pointed out that although the Commission sought comment on whether its RF safety guidelines should be reassessed in 2013, no further action has been taken and the guidelines have not been updated since their implementation in 1996.

The letter asks for details on the health-related studies conducted and what efforts have been taken by the agencies to educate and inform the public about its RF/5G technology research.

From the National Law Review, April 30, 2019

28 April 2019

United Kingdom: Glastonbury's 5G Mobile Network Trial

Thank you to Electromagnetic Sense Ireland for providing this article which disappeared from the NME website.  We now find this article "EE respond to health concerns over Glastonbury’s 5G mobile network trial" on the website.

April 2019 – “5G is a weapons grade frequency”: Many fear health concerns over Glastonbury’s 5G mobile network trial – NME Magazine
Posted on April 28, 2019 by ES-Ireland

SOURCE ARTICLE: NME Will Lavin Apr 27, 2019

This article has since disappered from NME website. It can now be seen HERE


“EE have announced plans to trial a 5G network at this year’s Glastonbury.

Some are questioning whether they will even attend the festival now because of the trial.

A lot of discussions are being had over the announcement that EE will trial a 5G mobile network at this year’s Glastonbury, with many fearing health concerns.

The trial will mark the first time the technology, which will offer internet speeds that double what 4G is capable of, has been used at a festival and comes ahead of it being rolled out across the UK later this year.

27 April 2019

Bangladesh: High Court Issues Directive to Cut Cell Phone Tower Radiation

The 11-point directive is posted at the end of this article.

HC issues directive to cut cell phone tower radiation
STAFF REPORTER, Dhaka, theindependentbd.com, 26 April 2019

The High Court (HC) yesterday (Thursday) issued an 11-point directive to protect public health and environment from mobile phone tower radiation. An HC bench also directed the Bangladesh Telecom Regulatory Commission (BTRC) to submit a feasibility study report before it within four months, on the impact of radiation from mobile-phone towers on people and environment. In a final verdict on a seven-year-old writ petition, the HC bench, comprising Justice Syed Refaat Ahmed and Justice Md Iqbal Kabir, came up with the directive.

Apple Cracks Down on Apps That Fight iPhone Addiction

Apple Cracks Down on Apps That Fight iPhone Addiction
By Jack Nicas, The New York Times, 27 April 2019

SAN FRANCISCO — They all tell a similar story: They ran apps that helped people limit the time they and their children spent on iPhones. Then Apple created its own screen-time tracker. And then Apple made staying in business very, very difficult.

Over the past year, Apple has removed or restricted at least 11 of the 17 most downloaded screen-time and parental-control apps, according to an analysis by The New York Times and Sensor Tower, an app-data firm. Apple has also clamped down on a number of lesser-known apps.

In some cases, Apple forced companies to remove features that allowed parents to control their children’s devices or that blocked children’s access to certain apps and adult content. In other cases, it simply pulled the apps from its App Store.

Fake Cancerous Nodes in CT Scans, Created by Malware, Trick Radiologists

Hospital viruses: Fake cancerous nodes in CT scans, created by malware, trick radiologists
by Kim Zetter, The Washington Post, 3 April 2019

Researchers in Israel created malware to draw attention to serious security weaknesses in medical imaging equipment and networks.

(iStock) (JohnnyGreig/(iStock)
When Hillary Clinton stumbled and coughed through public appearances during her 2016 presidential run, she faced critics who said that she might not be well enough to perform the top job in the country. To quell rumors about her medical condition, her doctor revealed that a CT scan of her lungs showed that she just had pneumonia.

But what if the scan had shown faked cancerous nodules, placed there by malware exploiting vulnerabilities in widely used CT and MRI scanning equipment? Researchers in Israel say they have developed such malware to draw attention to serious security weaknesses in critical medical imaging equipment used for diagnosing conditions and the networks that transmit those images — vulnerabilities that could have potentially life-altering consequences if unaddressed.

Switzerland: Programmed Obsolescence - NoOPS Association Files Lawsuit Against Apple

Programmed Obsolescence - NoOPS files lawsuit against Apple 
konsum.ch, 23 April 23, 2019i

In October 2017, Apple released an update that severely impacted the performance of its phones, although some still ran under warranty. The reduced battery life was one of the most controversial topics. As a result of several lawsuits around the world, Apple had to admit that the performance of some phones was deliberately reduced.

This controversial act is called programmed obsolescence and is currently not recognized as a crime in Switzerland. Nevertheless, Thomas Putallaz, President of the No Obsolescence Switzerland Association (NoOPS.ch) *, filed a lawsuit against Apple in the hope of abolishing this practice. The introduction of the procedure costs CHF 3'000.-, who wants to support the association via crowdfunding, click here .

French Farmers Sue the State Over Mystery Cow Deaths They Blame on Electromagnetic Fields

French farmers sue the state over mystery cow deaths they blame on electromagnetic fields
by Henry Samueltelegraph.co.uk, 26 April 2019

Several studies have shown that livestock, particularly
cattle, are affected by even low level electromagnetic
fields. 
CREDIT: Sebastian Gollnow / AFP
A group of French cattle farmers is suing the state over the mysterious death of hundreds of cows, which they believe are the victims of harmful electromagnetic fields.

Local vets are at a loss to explain the deaths.

Stéphane Le Béchec, 51, a Breton farmer in Allneuc, has lost 200 cows who died of unknown causes in the past three years and is closing his business.

He has identified several potentially harmful sources, including a transformer, mobile transmission towers and wind farms whose electric currents he says blight his land. “I noted that the voltmetre reacted strongly when I stuck it in the ground or in water,” he told Le Parisien.`

He has filed a legal complaint against “persons unknown” with the local prosecutor.

New Study: Cell Phones Could Exceed 11 Times US Radiation Limit at Body Contact

25 April 2019
Most cell phones emit radiation exceeding safety guidelines when held against the body, according to new analyses of French government data published online in IEEE Access, a peer-reviewed scientific journal of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).  

The analysis by Professor Om Gandhi examined data from 450 cell phone models from the French government agency, ANFR and found that phones can emit 11 times over the US FCC limit and 3 times over European limits.

New Study: Cell Phones Exceed Safety Limits When Phones Touch The Body
Environmental Health Trust, Press Release, 25 April 2019

Full text of study:

Most cell phones emit radiation exceeding safety guidelines when held against the body, according to new analyses of French government data published online in IEEE Access, a peer-reviewed open access scientific journal of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The analysis by Professor Om Gandhi examined data from 450 cell phone models from the French government agency, ANFR–the national radiation assessment bureau– indicating that phones can emit 11 times over the US FCC limit and 3 times over French limits in 9 out of 10 phones tested.

26 April 2019

5G: The Big Picture

Featured quotes from:

5G: The Big Picture
by Jeremy Naydler, Ph.D., posted on Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.'s site 
"Children's Health Defense", 25 April 2019

Acclaimed author and philosopher Jeremy Naydler, Ph.D. is our guide as we explore what a full-scale deployment of 5G may mean for humanity at this critical time.

Article in full: 
… what is really driving it is the creation of the conditions within which electronic or “artificial” intelligence will be able to assume an ever greater presence in our lives.


But the question we should ask is whether we also want increasingly intense exposure of the natural environment and all living creatures, including ourselves, to more and more electromagnetic radiation.

W.H.O. Says Limited or No Screen Time for Children Under 5

W.H.O. Says Limited or No Screen Time for Children Under 5
By Emily S. Ruebnytimes.com, 24 April 2019

In a new set of guidelines, the World Health Organization said that infants under 1 year old should not be exposed to electronic screens and that children between the ages of 2 and 4 should not have more than one hour of “sedentary screen time” each day.

(Photo): “Early childhood is a period of rapid development and a time when family lifestyle patterns can be adapted to boost health gains,” said an official with the World Health Organization in a statement regarding new “screen time” guidelines.CreditCreditDavid Bagnall/Alamy

Limiting, and in some cases eliminating, screen time for children under the age of 5 will result in healthier adults, the organization, a United Nations health agency, announced on Wednesday.

Switzerland: New Dispute Over Cell Phone Radiation: 5G Skeptics Bemoan Boytrick

This article clarifies the "tricks" being pulled by the Swiss federal government and telecoms regarding the 5G rollout.

New dispute over cell phone radiation: 5G skeptics bemoan boytrick
by Roger Braun - CH Media, basellandschaftlichezeitung.ch, 25 April 2019 - automatic translation

The Federal Council relaxed protection against mobile phone radiation through the back door, criticize antenna opponents.

Worker assembling a 5G antenna in Bern. Peter Klaunzer /
Keystone ©  Keystone
It's fast, the fifth-generation mobile network. In two seconds you can download a movie. But will 5G soon be available in Switzerland? Since the Council of States twice said no to the relaxation of radiation protection, the telecom providers see the expansion of the 5G network at risk. Currently, a working group is considering how the ultra-fast Internet can in future be distributed nationwide.

What is it about? State-of-the-art transmitters radiate differently than conventional antennas. They focus the increased performance specifically on the active mobile phone user, while the remaining environment of the antenna is significantly less strained. The Federal Council has therefore decided to create a special legal basis for these "adaptive antennas". If conventional antennas are not allowed to exceed the maximum limit for radiation protection at any time, adaptive antennas should take into account "the variability of the transmission directions and the antenna patterns", as stated in the regulation, which will apply from 1 June.

5G is Live in 3 Countries, But We Still Need Answers on Health Risks

5G is live in 3 countries, but we still need answers on health risks
by JEREMY HORWITZ@HORWITZventurebeat.com, April 19, 2019

Image Credit: Swisscom
Only days after Swisscom announced its first 5G phones, Switzerland’s Federal Office of Communications gave the carrier permission to start offering commercial 5G services, enabling it to officially launch the country’s first 5G network this week. Right now, the network is live across all of Switzerland’s major cities and tourist areas, making it the third country with standards-compliant commercial 5G service, though 5G devices won’t hit Swisscom stores until next month.

While the network launch is a significant accomplishment, some European outlets have framed the news in a broader context, noting that it came a week after Vaud — one of 26 Swiss cantons, or mini-states — paused further 5G transmitter permitting across its cities based on health concerns. Similar concerns subsequently led Switzerland’s federal government to pledge that it will start measuring 5G-related radiation, assess its risks, and keep the public informed on its findings.

Does this scenario strike you as somewhat out of order? Shouldn’t the government have waited on approving 5G networks until it was certain they pose little or no health risk to the public?

It’s time for the “good news, bad news” game. The good news is that most scientists and engineers agree that the “non-ionizing radiation” put out by cellular devices won’t harm living tissue. Beyond lab test results, they point to decades of widespread radio, television, radar, satellite, and other wireless broadcasts that (seemingly) haven’t biologically hurt anyone.

The bad news is that no one is 100% certain that even basic wireless signals are completely innocuous — assuming they’re at close proximity to your body for extended periods of time. In fact, regulatory agencies across the globe typically limit and require disclosure of wireless emissions, though the limits vary between countries, devices, and other factors.

In the absence of certainty as to safety or danger, people tend to panic. According to this week’s reports, a majority of Swiss citizens reportedly fear potential harm from cellular radiation. The World Health Organization has flip-flopped on the topic, and some people have sued companies over brain tumors allegedly caused by cellular phones. Most recently, grassroots activists have claimed that 5G phones and networks will mutate or microwave people, concepts industry observers dismiss as tinfoil hat-worthy.

Without being so dismissive, it’s worth noting that people can be poisoned by excessive quantities of clean water, so determining whether 5G signals are “dangerous” isn’t necessarily black and white. But it’s increasingly obvious that carriers, chipmakers, and governments need to get ahead of the topic — or as ahead as they can be, since the first 5G networks are already in the wild.

There are three primary 5G transmission variants, which can be roughly divided into low-, mid-, and high-frequency spectra. The low-frequency (600/700MHz) and most mid-frequency spectrum (5GHz or lower) have been used in consumer communications networks for decades, so 5G networks built with them are likely as safe as 4G networks — assuming they don’t materially densify.

However, most of the concern is over densification of those otherwise “likely safe” low- to mid-frequency signals, and the addition of “unknown” high-frequency millimeter wave (24-47GHz) signals to the mix. Skeptics believe that multiplying the number of safe signals to accommodate millions of internet of things devices and cars could do anything from disrupting human sleeping patterns to killing wildlife. They similarly suggest that introducing millimeter wave signals across the world might sterilize or literally cook people.

In short, the concern is that wireless towers will turn the planet into something like a giant microwave oven, making emissions all but inescapable. As crazy as some of these suggestions might sound, cellular phones do indeed transmit on microwave frequencies, and even leading government agencies in major countries have hesitated to say conclusively that they can’t cause harm.

In the United States, the FCC says that “currently no scientific evidence establishes a causal link between wireless device use and cancer or other illnesses,” yet “provides information on some simple steps that you can take to reduce your exposure to RF energy from cell phones” — even though it “does not endorse the need for these practices.”

Thus far, there hasn’t been a critical mass of opposition capable of stopping the growth of 5G networks, and responses around the world parallel the Vaud-Switzerland example, with scattered resistance in one or two cities per state, or one or two states per country. But it’s clear that these objections are going to continue to come up across territories, particularly over higher-density millimeter wave small cells, and may well wind up impeding growth in entire regions of the world. The EU’s parliamentary capital, Brussels, already had problems with limits on 4G radiation levels, and it is seemingly creating issues for 5G as well.

Though I personally am not taking a side here, it’s clear that the time is right for cellular carriers, chipmakers, and governments to provide a better answer to the “is 5G safe?” question than “we’re not sure” or “already asked and answered.” I’m no fan of needlessly drawn out environmental impact studies or moratoriums on development, but if health or lives are at stake, there should be assurances that the networks that blanket our neighborhoods and the devices we let our kids carry are safe.

Assuming 5G carriers and companies have done their due diligence and the evidence is as clear as scientists and engineers have claimed, providing a solid, comprehensively reassuring answer shouldn’t be difficult. And it would conclude this debate for a long time — enough to enable widespread adoption of a new technology that has great potential to change the world for the better, rather than risking harm to people across the globe.

Maternal Cell Phone Use During Pregnancy, Pregnancy Duration And Fetal Growth In Four Birth Cohorts

"In conclusion, maternal cell phone use during pregnancy may be associated with shorter pregnancy duration and increased risk for preterm birth."

Maternal Cell Phone Use During Pregnancy, Pregnancy Duration And Fetal Growth In Four Birth Cohorts.
Am J Epidemiol. 2019 Apr 17. pii: kwz092. doi: 10.1093/aje/kwz092. [Epub ahead of print]
Tsarna E, Reedijk M, Birks LE, Guxens M, Ballester F, Ha M, Jiménez-Zabala A, Kheifets L, Lertxundi A, Lim HR, Olsen J, Safont LG, Sudan M, Cardis E, Vrijheid M, Vrijkotte T, Huss A, Vermeulen R.

Abstract

23 April 2019

Radiofrequency Waves Are Among the Agents Proposed for IARC to Reassess with High Priority

[Press release] Radio frequency waves are among the agents proposed for IARC to reassess with high priority
Equipe Phonegate 23 April 2019

An article in the renowned scientific journal, The Lancet, dated 17 April 2019, published the list of agents whose carcinogenicity is proposed to be assessed or reassessed during the period 2020-2024 by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of the World Health Organization (WHO). A panel of 29 experts from 18 countries, meeting in March 2019, reviewed and analysed the latest scientific data and studies and classified the agents into two tables: Table 1 for high priorities and Table 2 for medium and low priorities.

Already classified as a possible carcinogen

18 April 2019

Switzerland: Swisscom Deploys 5G and Creates Controversy

Betrayal by the president of the Geneva cantonal government which had voted a moratorium on 5G.  Betrayal by the Confederation.  Profit reigns over health.  The Swiss Confederation owns the majority of shares in Swisscom. No one is listening to the voice of the people.  Democracy has died.  

Swisscom deploys 5G and creates controversy
by Sami Zaïbi, ABO+, Tribune de Genève, 18 April 2019 - translation

Geneva: The operator is launching its 5G network in Geneva. Antonio Hodgers had nevertheless assured that the Canton would "not rush" this controversial technology

5G antennas in Geneva in operation
Swisscom has taken everyone by surprise. While a national debate is underway on the usefulness and health impacts of 5G, the Cantons of Geneva and Vaud have passed a moratorium on technology, and anti-5G collectives have formed, with great fanfare, the operator today launched its national 5G network, the first to cover major cities, including the City of Calvin. Sunrise had launched the technology in March in small towns and cities.

Political scam

Swisscom's announcement is particularly surprising in Geneva: last week, the President of the Council of State Antonio Hodgers made it clear that the technology would not be coming to the canton any time soon. While he urged the Grand Council to refer the moratorium on 5G (which was finally adopted by 58 votes to 28) to the committee, he had insisted on reassuring elected officials about the progress of the implementation of the technology: "In any case, we are not going to rush to install these antennas. It is a process that first requires public inquiries, all of which must be subject to a weighing of interests, particularly for health, development or heritage. We're certainly not going to rush, that's for sure. I don't have a request on my desk for a 5G antenna yet, to be very clear. When there are, we will treat them with due attention."

16 April 2019

Canton of Geneva Prohibits Construction of 5G Antennae

Canton of Geneva prohibits construction of 5G antennae
telecompaper.com, 11 April 2019

The Canton of Geneva has introduced a preliminary ban on the construction of 5G antennae, reported SRF.ch. The cantonal parliament first requires investigations into possible health implications. The decision on the moratorium came in at 58 votes against 28.

The prohibition will only be lifted again if independent scientific findings are available on the possible health effects of 5G. The Geneva government will now turn to the World Health Organisation (WHO) and request independent studies.

Streaming Is the New Way of Flying - How Digital Consumption Affects the Climate

If you think digital technology is "green", think again.  The ICT sector could already account for 8% of all greenhouse gas emissions in 2025.

Streaming is the new way of flying - how digital consumption affects the climate
by Thomas Fuster, nzz.ch, 16 April 2019 - translation

What is digital is nowhere near green. The environmental costs of information and communication technology (ICT) are mostly underestimated. An important driver for a rapidly increasing power consumption is the streaming of videos.

Watching a video on the go for 10 minutes needs the same
amount of power as an electric oven for 5 minutes in full
operation.
(Image: Matt Cardy / Getty)
In the climate discussion, the roles are clearly divided: on the side of the "bad guys" are heavy industry, transport and agriculture. By contrast, most service providers are among the "good guys" because their products - such as insurance or loans - are more of an intangible nature. Information and communication technology (ICT) is usually assigned to the good side in this classification. Digitization is considered part of the solution and not part of the climate problem. After all, the electronic gadgets are getting smaller and smaller. And the services used on displays somehow seem virtual - and therefore low in pollutants.

More harmful than aviation

15 April 2019

Phonegate: Criminal Complaint Against Chinese Smartphone Manufacturer Xiaomi

Phonegate: criminal complaint against Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi
Equipe Phonegate, phonegatealert.org, 15 April 2019

On behalf of “Phonegate Alert”, Me Elias Bourran, a lawyer at the Paris Bar, filed a criminal complaint with the Paris Public Prosecutor against the Chinese mobile phone manufacturer Xiaomi on Monday 15 April 2019.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Mi Mix 2S, sold in France through its stores, numerous distributors (FNAC, Darty, Boulanger,…) and the four mobile telephone operators (Orange, Free, SFR, Bouygues Telecom), have been controlled by the French National Frequencies Agency (ANFR) and the specific absorption rate (SAR) has been observed to exceed the regulatory levels for the head and trunk respectively.

SAR as an official measurement of the dangerousness of the thermal effects of waves

However, for the record, the dangerousness of the thermal effects of waves is proven and recognized by the international scientific community. This has led to the establishment of SAR regulatory limits worldwide for human exposure.

13 April 2019

French Court Rules Monsanto Liable for Farmer's Health Problems

French Court Rules Monsanto Liable for Farmer's Health Problems
by Olivia Rosaneecowatch.com, 12 April 2019

French farmer Paul François outside a courthouse 
before a 2015 appeal of his case against Monsanto.
Jeff Pachoud / APF / Getty Images
A French appeals court ruled Thursday in favor of a farmer who has been in a decade-long fight with Monsanto since he fell ill after inhaling a now-banned weedkiller.

Paul Francois, 55, said he suffered neurological damage after inhaling Monsanto's Lasso in 2004. He sued the company arguing that the labeling on the product had been inadequate. Courts ruled in his favor in 2012 and 2015, but France's top court overturned those rulings and ordered a new hearing.

"We are all happy to have won but it came at a heavy price," Francois told reporters, according to Reuters. "It's a big sigh of relief. It's been 12 years of fighting, 12 years during which I had to put my whole life on hold."

The Dangers of Wireless Radiation and How to Protect Yourself - A Conversation with Peter Sullivan

The Dangers of Wireless Radiation and How to Protect Yourself
A conversation with Peter Sullivan

BY CONAN MILNER, theepochtimes.com, 12 April 2019

Symptoms of electrosensitivity are caused by exposure to
wireless radiation.
(Stefan Stefancik/Unsplash)
Silicon Valley is probably the last place you’d expect to hear health warnings related to your cellphone. But that’s where you’ll find Peter Sullivan, a man with a mission to help the public understand how their devices cause real harm.

Sullivan started out as one of the biggest fans of a technology he now does his best to avoid. He attended graduate school at Stanford University in Silicon Valley, and later worked as a software designer, rubbing shoulders with people who would go on to design the devices that shape our wireless world. Living on the cutting edge, Sullivan became one of the earliest adopters of wireless technology, but he also got sick from it long before most people knew it was possible.

12 April 2019

Press Conference: Phonegate: First Criminal Action: Paris, 15 April 2019

[Press Conference] Phonegate: first criminal actionEquipe Phonegate, phonegatealert.org 12 April 2019

After several months of work and reflection, we are launching the first criminal action in the context of the Phonegate health and industrial scandal. A press conference will be held in Paris on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 10:30 am in the presence of attorney Elizabeth Guélot, Co-founder of Platform V for Verdict, attorney Elias Bourran, member of the Phonegate lawyers’ consortium and Dr Marc Arazi, President of Phonegate Alert. The meeting will be broadcast live on Facebook video on our Phonegate Alert page. Thank you in advance for your support.

10 April 2019

Germans Petition Parliament to Stop 5G Auction on Health Grounds

Germans petition Parliament to stop 5G auction on health grounds
.telecompaper.com, 8 April 2019

A petition asking the German Parliament to stop the award of 5G frequencies has reached 54,643 signatures, surpassing the quorum, according to an environmental campaign group called 'Diagnose: Funk'. The German Parliament may decide to suspend the procedure to award 5G frequencies based on "scientifically justified doubts about the safety of this technology", according to the petition.

Scientists and doctors have warned against a nationwide introduction of 5G mobile standards, the petition said. In particular, the new 5G standard uses millimeter waves up to 200 GHz. This radiation is absorbed by the human skin or plant leaves, carrying the risk of cancer, cellular stress and genetic changes, among other diseases, according to the petition.

07 April 2019

Twenty-Four New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (1 April 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, 1 April 2019

[Dr. Moscowitz] has been circulating abstracts of newly-published scientific papers on wireless radiation and electromagnetic fields (EMF) about once a month since August, 2016. Several hundred EMF scientists around the world receive these updates. The complete collection including the papers below now contains more than 600 abstracts.

To see the latest studies or to download the 435-page document (pdf) go to the following web page:

Recent Research on Wireless Radiation and Electromagnetic Fields

Recent Papers
Note: The following paper is of particular relevance in light of the recent "attacks" on U.S. and Canadian embassy personnel in Cuba and on U.S. consulate personnel in Guangzhou, China. My hypothesis is that in all three incidents (Havana, Guangzhou, and Moscow) the affected individuals experienced neurological symptoms due to electrosensitivity (aka microwave sickness) from repeated exposures to microwave radiation deployed for surveillance purposes by a foreign nation.

The "Moscow signal" epidemiological study, 40 years on

06 April 2019

The Government, 5G/Wireless Industry Perpetuate Scientific Fraud

The government, 5G/wireless industry perpetuate scientific fraud
By Peter Tocci CONTRIBUTING WRITER, trendsresearch.com, March 2019

Criminal instigated. Terminally pathological. 5G ups the ante.

This article begins to make the case that information carrying microwave radiation (ICMR) from wireless systems, 5G included, is one of the most devastating environmental and health threats ever created.

(Photo):  Wireless telecommunications, As with so many technological conveniences we all depend on, started out as a military project. Though an important distinction to be made is that wireless technologies were initially designed as a weapon.

While the preponderance of danger warnings concern human health and well being, the greater threat by orders of magnitude is to the environment.

A public and scientific wave of resistance may be building against 5G, but much of it is out of critical context and consequently ill-advised. The obvious context, of course, is wireless technology in general, the ultimate context of which includes the very nature of being. Life is affected by artificial electromagnetic fields (EMFs) because electromagnetism is the foundation of life.

" 'Phonegate' Will Spatter Everyone in the Telecommunications Industry"

This was published 7 April 2019 on the site of the Phonegate Alert Association
Interview with Dr. Marc Arazi, president of the Phonegate Alert Association.

CONTROVERSY OVER THE WAVES
" 'Phonegate' will spatter everyone in the telecommunications industry"
by Ana Montes, Barcelona, elperiodico.com/es, 2 April 2019  - translation

Marc Arazi, president of the PhoneGate Alert association, predicts that the arrival of 5G will end up spreading the scandal

Marc Arazi unveiled 'Phonegate' in 2016, according to his words, the great "scam of the manufacturers of mobile phones on the consumers", that since then approaches judicial level, requesting the withdrawal of the infringing models. They exceed the maximum levels of SAR, the specific rate of radiation absorbed by head and body, according to the model, which in Europe is 2 W/kg of weight in 10 grams of tissue. This reveals that we have been subject to more radiation than allowed for more than 20 years, "a risk for everyone and a public health fraud". According to the French doctor, this generalized bad practice when it comes to labeling the SAR, has the consent of industry and governments. In his opinion, 'Phonegate', which bases its complaint on official documents, will be 10 times more important than 'Dieselgate'.

- Why are you leading this battle?

05 April 2019

Phonegate: New smartphone in SAR excess, the Nokia 5

[Last minute] New smartphone in SAR excess, the Nokia 5
Phonegate Teamphonegatealert.org, 5 April 2019

In a new press release published on 5 April 2019, the French National Frequency Agency (ANFR) announced that, as part of its monitoring of the radio equipment market and the control of public exposure to electromagnetic waves, it had sanctioned the Nokia 5 telephone for exceeding the trunk Specific Absorption Rate (SAR).

The big loser customer

The Finnish company HMD GLOBAL OY, manufacturer of the NOKIA 5 mobile phone, had to carry out, at the request of ANFR, an update in order to comply with the SAR limit value located “trunk”. Once again, it is up to the user to ensure that his phone is effectively updated, in a total lack of transparency on the part of both the manufacturer and ANFR.

04 April 2019

Phonegate Scandal: Swiss Deputies on the Front Lines

Phonegate scandal: Swiss deputies on the front lines
Phonegate Team, phonegatealert.org, 4 April 2019

For the past year, many Swiss deputies have been asking the Federal Council for information and explanations regarding the Phonegate industrial and health scandal. Most recently, on 20 March 2019, National Councilor Silva Semadeni (Socialist group) and 26 other deputies* tabled another interpellation, 193180:

“Phonegate”: Properly inform mobile phone users:


https://www.parlament.ch/fr/ratsbetrieb/suche-curia-vista/geschaeft?AffairId=20193180

“…smartphones are often worn close to the body, in the pants pocket, or directly glued to the ear during a call. In 2018, in France, it was made public that many models of mobile phones sold exceeded the specific absorption rate (SAR) values declared by the manufacturer. For years, users have been deceived…”

03 April 2019

New 5G Network Spurs Health Concerns

New 5G Network Spurs Health Concerns
projectcensored.org, April 2, 2019

The popularity and widespread use of wireless technologies has spawned a telecommunications revolution with increasing public exposure to broader and higher frequencies of the electro-magnetic spectrum as we transmit data through a variety of devices. The Telecom industry is promoting the replacement of our current cellular network, 4G (fourth generation) with a new generation of shorter high frequency 5G wavelengths to power the “Internet of Things” (IoT). The IoT promises faster data processing, amazing new gadgets and a lifestyle that mirrors science fiction. However, 5G will require a massive telecommunications network with many more cell towers—resulting in wireless antennas every few feet, greater radiofrequency radiation (RFR) and increasing concerns about health.

02 April 2019

Mounting Resistance Against 5G in Switzerland

(Revised 3 April 2019:) 
Roger Federer is advertising in favor of 5G for the Swiss
telecoms company, Sunrise.
There is a well-organized resistance against 5G taking place in French-speaking Switzerland: frequent lectures, petitions, demonstrations, letters to deputies in Parliament and at local level, parliamentary and local deputies introducing interpellations, motions..., increasing opposition against installation of cell phone antennas, Green Parties in 5 cantons requesting their communes to declare a moratorium or apply the precautionary principle, favorable mainstream media coverage, including Swiss national TV (RTS), sprouting of groups against 5G on Facebook (more than 2,500 members).

The growing resistance against 5G is commendable.  However, we are neglecting the fact that this will encourage us to make greater use of our radiating devices.  What is missing in most of the media articles on 5G opposition is the mention of the particular vulnerabilities of children and pregnant women to radio frequencies emitted by these technologies and wireless devices.  It is now more than urgent to launch an information campaign on the use of these gadgets in order to reduce exposure to this radiation.  We see too many young mothers walking with their babies in strollers, using their mobile phones near the baby's head and body and even placing a radiating cell phone or tablet in their tiny hands. 

Here is a glance at the Suisse Romande media:

The People of Geneva are fighting against 5G antennas
Tribune de Genève , 01 April 2019

Why 5G Makes Me Reconsider the Health Effects of Cellphones

Why 5G Makes Me Reconsider the Health Effects of Cellphones
by Susan Crawford, wired.com, 01 April 2019

Thomas Peter/Reuters
OVER THE PAST couple of weeks, I've been reading The Uninhabitable Earth. The author, David Wallace-Wells, had me from his first sentence ("It is worse, much worse, than you think"). Wallace-Wells has done us all the great favor of clearly laying out incontestable evidence for what global warming will mean to the way we live. The book's chapters focus on humanity's ability to work and survive in increasingly hot environments, climate-change-driven effects on agriculture, the striking pace of sea-level rise, increasingly "normal" natural disasters, choking pollution, and much more. It's not an easy read emotionally. But it forces the reader to look squarely in the face of the science.

01 April 2019

Belgium : Radiation Concerns Halt Brussels 5G Development, For Now

Radiation concerns halt Brussels 5G development, for now
brusselstimes.com, 01 April 2019

Plans for a pilot project to provide high-speed 5G wireless internet in Brussels have been halted due to fears for the health of citizens, according to reports.

Céline Fremault  ©  Belga
In July, the government concluded an agreement with three telecom operators to relax the strict radiation standards in Brussels. But according to the Region, it is now impossible to estimate the radiation from the antennas required for the service.

"I cannot welcome such technology if the radiation standards, which must protect the citizen, are not respected, 5G or not," Environment minister Céline Fremault (CDH) told Bruzz. "The people of Brussels are not guinea pigs whose health I can sell at a profit. We cannot leave anything to doubt," she added.

'Telecom Industry Did No Research on Health Impacts of 5G'

Prof. Paul Héroux
‘Telecom industry did no research on health impacts of 5G’
By Akshit Sangomladowntoearth.org.in, 27 March 2019

India plans to begin 5G trials by 2020, but experts and industry stand at odds over its impact on human health and environment. The fifth generation wireless network promises to be 50 times faster than its predecessor — 4G. Down To Earth talked to a series of experts on the issue

Paul Héroux, professor of toxicology and health effects of electromagnetism at Department of Surgery, McGill University Health Centre, Canada, speaks with Down To Earth about adoption of 5G will be detrimental towards people’s health.

Q: What are the primary health impacts of using 5G mobile network and is there enough scientific evidence to prove that these impacts will take place?