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22 October 2020

United States: Press Conference Scheduled on Unprecedented Challenge to FCC in Landmark Case on 5G, Wireless, and Cell Phone Tower Microwave Radiation

EHT will hold an historic press conference on Wednesday, October 28 at 1:00 p.m. ET [19h. CET] to present new, never-released information on industry influence in U.S. agencies. EHT will present details of its latest response brief confirming the deceptive tactics of the FCC. Registration Link

PRESS CONFERENCE SCHEDULED ON UNPRECEDENTED CHALLENGE TO FCC IN LANDMARK CASE ON 5G, WIRELESS, AND CELL PHONE TOWER MICROWAVE RADIATION
Environmental Health Trust, Oct 21, 2020

OUR UNPRECEDENTED CHALLENGE TO FCC IN LANDMARK CASE ON 5G, WIRELESS, AND CELL PHONE TOWER MICROWAVE RADIATION

WASHINGTON, DC, October 21, 2020—Environmental Health Trust (EHT), a leading scientific think tank, has submitted a landmark brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia opposing the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 24-year-old wireless exposure limits to cell phones, towers, antennas, and other microwave-transmitting devices.

21 October 2020

United States: Response Brief Filed in Landmark Case Against FCC on 5G and Wireless Health Impacts

Includes link to Petitioners' joint reply brief to FCC (Environmental Health Trust and Children's Health Defense)

Response Brief Filed in Landmark Case Against FCC on 5G and Wireless Health Impacts

Children's Health Defense, 20 October 2020

PRESS CONFERENCE: Wednesday, October 21 at 3:00 p.m. EDT.
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WASHINGTON, DC, October 20, 2020—Children’s Health Defense (CHD), the children’s health advocacy group headed by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., filed its response to the Federal Communications Commission’s brief on Monday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.



CHD’s case against the FCC is challenging the agency’s refusal to review its 25-year-old obsolete wireless “health guidelines” and to adopt scientific, biologically-based radio frequency emissions rules that adequately protect public health. CHD is represented by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. and Scott W. McCollough. The brief was filed jointly with Environmental Health Trust.

The response brief is a response to the FCC brief that was filed on September 22nd. CHD’s principal brief was filed on August 14, 2020.

Continue reading:
https://childrenshealthdefense.org/press-release/response-brief-filed-in-landmark-case-against-fcc-on-5g-and-wireless-health-impacts/

18 October 2020

Switzerland: Open letter to the Swiss Federal Council on increase in limit values

Open letter to the Swiss Federal Council on increase in limit values addressed by the association "Protection against Radiation" and other organizations
https://schutz-vor-strahlung.ch/, 30 September 2020 - translation


Mrs. Simonetta Sommaruga
President of the Swiss Confederation
Bern

Federal Councilors 

30 September 2020

Thank you for your reply to our letter of 15 July 2020. We are very pleased that the Federal Council has decided not to relax the limits, and that the great skepticism in many parts of the population is taken seriously. This shows us that the protection of the people in our country is an important concern.

But we are all the more surprised that the Federal Council - according to Sonntagsblick of 13 and 20 September 2020 - wants to introduce a "facilitation factor" for adaptive antennas, which is highly  controversial. Because in reality, such a "facilitation factor" is a massive increase in the limit values.

With this factor, the operators get permission to transmit with much more power than they are allowed via the approved building permit. With conventional antennas, radiation exposure should still never exceed the limits, but in the vicinity of adaptive antennas, exceeding the limits can be expected with certainty.

14 October 2020

California: Police Violence Breaks Out in Struggle over 4G/5G Poles in Berkeley

Police Violence Breaks Out in Struggle over 4G/5G Poles in Berkeley
by Gar Smith, Public Comment, The Berkeley Daily Planet, 10 October 2020

A long, quiet struggle over the introduction of a new era of "4G/5G" microwave transmitters in Berkeley neighborhoods erupted into violence between midnight and dawn on October 5. Once again, the issue involved a struggle between local autonomy and corporate hegemony.

As the Natural Resources Defense Fund notes, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has sided with the Telecom giants (Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, etc) and "eliminated environmental and historical review for siting certain cell towers and other wireless facilities." Under FCC law, states, towns, and individuals are specifically prohibited from citing health or environmental concerns when objecting to the planned "roll-out" of hundreds of thousands of wireless antennas that need to be placed every 500 feet in business districts and neighborhoods.

France : In the Midst of Phonegate: the “Smoke and Mirrors” Announcements of Cédric O

In the midst of Phonegate: the “smoke and mirrors” announcements of Cédric O
Equipe Phonegate, 14 octobre 2020

Should cell phone users and people living near base stations be reassured by the announcements made by the Secretary of State for the Digital Transition and Electronic Communications, concerning among others, digital technology and 5G? Our answer is clearly NO!

Indeed, we see it as a mere communication campaign to try to reassure our fellow citizens, who are more and more numerous, to no longer trust the sincerity of the public authorities regarding the health risks linked to mobile phone radiation.

As a reminder, in October 2019, following the release of the report by ANSES (French Agency for Food, Environment and Occupation Health & Safety), “Mobile phones worn close to the body and health”, the Government had announced a number of measures in a press release. None of the most important ones has been followed up!

12 October 2020

Switzerland: Flood of Initiatives: 5G Opponents Interfere with One Another

Switzerland: FLOOD OF INITIATIVES: 5G opponents interfere with one another
by Gian Signorell, Beobachter, no. 21, 9 October 2020 - translation

5G opponents cannot agree on a common approach. Experts warn that they are wasting their energies in this way.

Demonstration against 5G in Geneva in
January 2020
Image: Martial Trezzini / Keystone
"The time is ripe, now we have to get started," says Peter Schlegel, board member of the environmental organization Frequencia. He speaks of collecting signatures for the Safer-Phone mobile communications initiative. The referendum aims to better protect the population from electrosmog and, in particular, from cell phone radiation.

The central element of the initiative is a new supply concept: interiors are to be accessed via cables. The providers are obliged to expand the fiber optic network into all buildings. This means that cell phone waves no longer have to penetrate thick walls. The antenna power could therefore be reduced and the radiation exposure lowered.

09 October 2020

Speaking Out on Electrosensitivity as 5G Expands

Speaking Out on Electrosensitivity as 5G Expands
publicnewsservice.org, 9 October2020

Thousands of 5G cell service antennae are 
popping up on light poles across the nation,
prompting health concerns among some.
(Noah Davidson), 
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- As the march to install superfast 5G wireless service continues across the country, advocates for patients with electro-sensitivity are questioning the technology's safety.

Noah Davidson of Sacramento began lobbying to have 5G antennas moved away from people's homes and offices because his five- and seven-year-old nieces got sick for two months straight, right after Verizon installed a 5G box on a light pole next to their home.

The family hired an expert to measure the radio-frequency levels.

"He conducted some measurements and told us it was the highest indoor measurements that he'd ever recorded," Davidson claimed. "So, we ended up installing some shielding in the home, moving the kids into a back room. And within a few days, their symptoms went away."

08 October 2020

California: Berkeley settles with wireless industry, will not require radiation warning to cell phone customers — for now

Berkeley settles with wireless industry, will not require radiation warning to cell phone customers — for now
by Bob Egelko, sfchronicle.com, 7 October 2020

Under pressure from a judge and federal regulators, Berkeley will not require cell phone retailers to warn customers about the possible radiation dangers of holding phones close to their bodies, says a lawyer for the city.

Ruben Rosales makes a call on Telegraph 
Avenue. Berkeley settled with the wireless
industry for now. 
Photo: Michael Macor /
The Chronicle 2017
Berkeley’s ordinance took effect in 2016 and had survived years of legal challenges by the cell phone industry. But after the Federal Communications Commission, controlled by appointees of President Trump, found that the warnings were unnecessary and would hurt business, a federal judge ruled last month that the city was interfering with federal oversight of the industry.

Berkeley could have appealed the ruling but instead settled the case this week by agreeing not to enforce the ordinance, in exchange for an agreement by the industry group, CTIA, not to seek attorneys’ fees, said Lawrence Lessig, a Harvard law professor and a lawyer for the city.

Lessig said the arrangement was not necessarily permanent.

07 October 2020

30 New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (5 October 2020)

30 New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (5 October 2020)
saferemr.com, 5 October 2020

Dr. Joel Moscowitz, University of California Berkeley, 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 contains more than 1,000 abstracts.

To see abstracts for the most recent papers or to download the 732-page document (pdf) go to: http://bit.ly/saferemr201005


Recent Research on Wireless Radiation and Electromagnetic Fields

Recent News

EMF Medical Conference 2021

FCC Lawsuit Update: The FCC Fails to Protect the Public

FCC LAWSUIT UPDATE: THE FCC FAILS TO PROTECT THE PUBLIC
ehtrust.org, 5 October 2020

EHT is hard at work responding to the FCC reply to the EHT et al., v. FCC legal appeal.

On September 22, 2020, the FCC filed their reply brief to our joint brief. READ IT HERE.

As expected, the FCC reply is filled with misinformation, downplaying the scientific evidence that clealy shows harm.

Listen to Devra Davis PhD MPH, President of EHT discuss the FCC response in a video interview with Theodora Scarato below. In the video we review the FCC reply brief piece by piece. It is a must watch!

The FCC reply brief to EHT, CDH and petitioners can be downloaded HERE. 

FCC Lawsuit Update: FCC Says The Science Hasn't Changed in 24 Years!
(25 September 2020 - 54 min.)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2TlWBbjTV0&feature=emb_logo

READ ALL THE DETAILS OF THE FCC LAWSUIT HERE


https://ehtrust.org/fcc-lawsuit-update-the-fcc-fails-to-protect-the-public/

Hematoencephalic barrier and cerebral hypoxia: pathophysiological mechanism of the effects of electromagnetic fields in electrohypersensitive people

Hematoencephalic barrier and cerebral hypoxia: pathophysiological mechanism of the effects of electromagnetic fields in electrohypersensitive people

by Jacques Lintermans, Doctor of Science and André Vander Vorst, Professor Emeritus UC Louvain - translation

It has been known for decades that exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) and in particular to microwave EMF can cause the opening of the blood-brain barrier (BBB). The blood-brain barrier filters and controls the passage of substances in the bloodstream and prevents them from passing freely from the blood to the cerebrospinal fluid. It thus isolates the central nervous system from the rest of the body and allows it to have a specific environment, different from the internal environment of the rest of the body. A malfunctioning barrier allows hydrophilic molecules to enter the brain tissue that would normally be excluded, with the formation of edema and ischemia (1).

06 October 2020

Is 5G Ready For The Forces Of Nature?

This article begins with mention of the benefits of 5G and then discusses possible environmental stresses such as shock, vibration, temperature changes, wind, lightning and high humidity... 

Is 5G Ready For The Forces Of Nature?
Markus Lutz, Forbes Councils Member, Forbes Technology Councilforbes.com, 5 October 2020

COUNCIL POST

Markus Lutz is CTO and Founder of SiTime Corporation. He is a MEMS expert, a prolific entrepreneur and inventor who holds over 100 patents.

Getty
One of the most anticipated technologies of the last 10 years is 5G. Both consumers and industrial customers will benefit from 5G’s high-throughput, low-latency operation. Compared with 4G communications, 5G is expected to increase bandwidth tenfold and have 50 times lower latency.

This leap in performance means that data and video downloads will be up to 10 times faster, using 10 times more bandwidth. The lower latency (just 1-10 milliseconds) will enable prompt updates for remote monitoring in healthcare and rapid responses to changes in traffic conditions in advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) and, eventually, fully autonomous vehicles. The low latency rate will enable applications that rely on time-sensitive operations, such as autonomous vehicles in smart cities and telemedicine.

02 October 2020

5G concerns - supporting letter from Prof. Olle Johansson addressed to the House of Commons, United Kingdom

5G concerns - supporting letter from Olle Johansson (shared from EMF Aware Sussex)
posted on Facebook, 1st October 2020

Dear Subscribers
We thought we would share with you an excellent response Professor Olle Johansson has submitted to an MP on behalf of one of our subscribers. Please feel free to share... Best wishes, EMF Aware Sussex
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House of Commons
Westminster
London
SW1A 0AA
UK

Dear Honourable Sir,

The subject of my letter: The serious truth about wireless 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G needs to be urgently heeded - before the rollout of 5G results in an increase in the permitted levels of electromagnetic microwave radiation in the UK.

22 September 2020

Unsafe Digital Devices in the Hands of Children

One of the best articles we've come across on the dangers of digital devices in the hands of children.

Unsafe Digital Boxes in the Hands of Children

by Syed Tajamul Hussain, brighterkashmir.com, 22 September 2020


(Kashmir Observer)
Being reeling under bizarre covid19 atmosphere, human beings lost all its taste and colours of their outdoor life. Either they are locked and confined indoors or allowing them to march into outdoor environment with suffocating masks and preventive dress kits making them to look like aliens or somewhat whitish death angels roaming more in and out of health premises. When such a stiff and unwanted indoor gets mounting, people find electronic gadgets as the only alternative left to get them relieved from stress. Due to prolonged lockdown and closure of educational institutions, children became very much prone to use electronic boxes at will. Does these electronic boxes are safe for our blooming buds? Does excessive usage or addiction to electronic objects affect children and how much? These curious questions make the parents to worry about and seek for the safety tips to combat such dangerous addiction among their kids.

18 September 2020

The Debate Over 5G in Switzerland

We apologize for the incorrect link to the video.  Here is the correct link: 

The debate over 5G in Switzerland 
By Monica Pinnaeuronews.com • last updated: 12 September 2020 (with 8-min. video) :

Olivier Bodenmann, founder of 
'Stop 5G', measures radiation
in Geneva
Euronews
The prospect of adverse effects of wireless radiation on the human body has sparked fears about 5G technology in Switzerland.

The country is at the forefront of the 5G rollout in Europe, installing over 2,000 antennas last year alone.

However, the speed of the implementation is slowing down over some people's concerns that the technology might be harming them.


In Nyon, on the banks of Lake Geneva, local resident Anna Frusciante, who is electro-hypersensitive, pointed out to Euronews the number of new antennas.

According to the WHO, those who claim to suffer from electro-hypersensitivity report a variety of health problems, which they relate to being exposed to electromagnetic frequencies, such as mobile phone signals. While some report mild symptoms like rashes and skin irritation, others are so severely affected that they change their entire lifestyle.

California: Federal Judge Rules Against Berkeley's Cellphone Radiation Warning Law

Federal Judge Rules Against City’s Cellphone Radiation Warning Law
by Nathan Solis, courthousenews.com, 17 September 2020

(AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

(CN) — A federal judge on Thursday ruled in favor of a wireless communication trade group five years after they claimed the city of Berkeley’s law that required retailers to warn customers about cellphone radiation violated their First Amendment rights.

The judge concluded that the city’s ordinance is preempted by the Federal Communications Commission’s regulatory actions on radio frequency emissions.

U.S. District Judge Edward Chen wrote in an 18-page order “the FCC could properly conclude that the Berkeley ordinance — as worded — overwarns and stands as an obstacle to the accomplishment of balancing federal objectives by the FCC.”

Mobile Phone Radiation May Be Killing Insects: German Study

Mobile Phone Radiation May Be Killing Insects: German Study
Agence France Presse, 17 September 2020

BERLIN (AFP) — Radiation from mobile phones could have contributed to the dramatic decline in insect populations seen in much of Europe in recent years, a German study showed Thursday.

(Photo): “Trial warning nationwide. There is no danger” is written at the first nationwide warning day on an information board in Berlin, Germany, last week. (Jens Kalaene/dpa via AP) - [refers to nationwide testing of warning and alarm systems.]

On top of pesticides and habitat loss, increased exposure to electromagnetic radiation is “probably having a negative impact on the insect world,” according to the study presented in Stuttgart, which is yet to be peer reviewed.

The analysis of 190 scientific studies was carried out by Germany’s Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU) together with two NGOs, one from Germany and one from Luxembourg.

Of the 83 studies deemed scientifically relevant, 72 showed that radiation had a negative effect on bees, wasps and flies.

17 September 2020

Multiple Studies Strongly Suggest Wireless Radiation Is Harming Our Bees

At the end of this article, you will find many links to studies on the subject.

Multiple Studies Strongly Suggest Wireless Radiation Is Harming Our Bees
by Arjun Walia, collective-evolution.com, 16 September 2020

IN BRIEF

The Facts:
Unnatural sources of electromagnetic seem to be harming not only us, but our bees, trees and other insects.
Reflect On:  How is so much of this technology able to rollout without appropriate safety testing? Why do many countries already have bans and restrictions in places like schools and nursing homes?

Multiple studies have shown that unnatural sources of electromagnetic radiation “biological effects. period. This is no longer a subject for debate when you look at PubMed and the peer-reviewed literature. These effects are seen in all life forms; plants, animals, insects, microbes. In humans, we have clear evidence of cancer now, there is no question. We have evidence of DNA damage, cardiomyopathy, which is the precursor of congestive heart failure, neuropsychiatric effects…” – Dr. Sharon Goldberg, an internal medicine physician.

Belgium: 5G rollout: provisional licences challenged in Brussels court

5G rollout: provisional licences challenged in Brussels court
brusselstimes.com, 16 September 2020

Credit: Belga
The granting of provisional 5G licences to five telecom operators has been appealed against by three organisations and five private individuals, the Stop5G.be collective announced on Wednesday.

The arrival of 5G in Belgium was slowed down by political disagreements on the distribution of the proceeds. An arrangement granting provisional rights was proposed pending a political agreement. Those rights currently go to Cegeka, Entropia, Orange, Proximus and Telenet.

The plaintiffs, who filed with Market Court of the Brussels Court of Appeals on 11 September, are three member organisations of the Collective – the non-profit association Grappe, Fin du Nucléaire and AREHS – and five physical persons.

They pointed to the many objections that have been raised in recent years against the 5G technology, which according to them has a negative impact on health and the environment.

https://www.brusselstimes.com/news/business/technology/131590/5g-rollout-provisional-licences-challenged-in-brussels-court/

16 September 2020

France: A damning poll for 5G: two out of three French people are "Amish" ...

A damning poll for 5G: two out of three French people are "Amish" ... 
by Lionel Laparade, ladepeche.fr, 15 September 2020 - translation

'An OpinionWay poll carried out on August 26 and 27 reveals the very strong rejection of 5G technology in France. This Tuesday morning, Emmanuel Macron compared the opponents of this new technology to the "Amish" '

65% of French people are asking for a 
suspension of the deployment of 5G
/ Pixabay

While nearly 70 mayors co-signed a forum this Sunday in which they demand a moratorium on 5G in France, an OpinionWay survey carried out on August 26 and 27 on behalf of the law firm MySmartCab reveals that 65% of French people are also in favor of the immediate suspension of the deployment of the fifth generation of mobile telephony standards.

85% of those consulted and opposed to 5G, for example, prefer fiber which, according to them, should rather cover the entire territory. 76% that the speed obtained with 4G is sufficient, but above all, 82% of respondents consider that all the health studies required must be carried out impartially before the arrival of the new technology in France.

4 collective actions launched against 5G

BioInitiative Report: Updated Research Summaries (September 2020)

BioInitiative Report: Updated Research Summaries (September 2020)

Please see Research Summaries in the menu to download new files for 2020. The RFR Research Summary (1990-2017) and chapter on Electrohypersensitivity Abstracts (2017) have not been updated.

These are invaluable sets of abstracts and tables covering the RFR and ELF-EMF/Static Field studies of the genetic and neurological literature, on studies of free radicals (oxidative damage), on comet assay studies, and on electrohypersensitivitity. Three graphics show summaries of Effect vs No Effect by percent comparison.

The trend continues that the great majority of studies report biological effects of low-intensity exposures to both ELF-EMF/Static Field and RFR.

New graphics bring current the comparison of studies reporting “Effect vs No Effect” provide a quick look at the number of overall studies, the number and percentage showing “Effect” and the number and percent showing “No Effect”.

Clearly the trend continues that the great majority of studies report effects of low-intensity exposures to both ELF-EMF and RFR, and a small percentage of published studies report that no effects are seen.

https://bioinitiative.org/updated-research-summaries/

12 September 2020

20 New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (9 September 2020)

20 New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (9 September 2020)
saferemr.com, 9 September 2020

Dr. Joel Moscowitz, University of California Berkeley, 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 contains more than 900 abstracts.

To see abstracts for the most recent papers or to download the 712-page document (pdf) go to: http://bit.ly/saferemr200909.

Recent Research on Wireless Radiation and Electromagnetic Fields

Recent News

11 September 2020

Documentary "Dust to Dust - the Health Effects of 9/11"



“Dust to Dust”, a 58-minute documentary produced by Bruce Kennedy and Heidi Dehncke-Fisher, is a tribute to the first responders of 9/11.  It describes their very serious health problems following clean-up of the toxic wreckage of the World Trade Center and the cover-up by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency of the extreme hazardous contamination in the days immediately following the attacks “in order to get Wall Street – and the economy – up and running”.  Attention, the film shows the towers on fire and collapsing.  (The film is available on You Tube).)

04 September 2020

France: Phonegate: 25 cell phone models updated or withdrawn from the market since 2018

Excerpt from "Time to Wake Up to the Global Public Health and Industrial Scandal of Phonegate" with summary of legal actions filed in France against Xiaomi and HMD GLOBAL OY (Nokia).
by Meris Michaels, 4 September 2020

French national agency conducts SAR tests on cell phones in contact with the body


In July 2016, a scientific report was published by the French National Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES), entitled, “Exposure to Radiofrequencies and Child Health”. The ANSES Report highlighted the results of the French National Frequencies Agency (ANFR) 2015 measurement tests of 95 mobile phones tested in body contact positions – meaning, with no separation distance. ANSES announced that 9 out of 10 mobile phones tested in contact with the skin exceeded the regulatory threshold of 2 W/kg, some of them more than three times.

Mayor in Alpine Silicon Valley Wants France to Hit Brakes on 5G

Mayor in Alpine Silicon Valley Wants France to Hit Brakes on 5G
by Helene Fouquet and Ania Nussbaum, bloomberg.com, 2 September 2020

  • Green party decries 5G’s impact on climate, human health
  • One mobile operator suggested government focus on 4G for now

Eric Polle - Photographer Alain
Jocard/AFP via Getty Images
Grenoble is France’s answer to Silicon Valley, a tech hub where chipmaker STMicroelectronics NV is developing new wireless applications, Apple Inc. has an imaging unit in a former chocolate factory and China’s Huawei Technologies Co. is perfecting touch sensors.

For Eric Piolle, the mayor of the Alpine city and a rising star in the country’s Green party, making sure these companies have access to 5G communication networks is not a priority.

“We shouldn’t just jump on a new technology for the sake of it,” Piolle told Bloomberg in an interview. “We need to pause, and look into the impact 5G will have on the environment.”

02 September 2020

Time to Wake Up to the Global Public Health and Industrial Scandal of Phonegate

Updates: 
- Section, "25 cell phone models updated or withdrawn from the market" and table, "List and details of measurements conducted on mobile phones with non-compliant SAR" under part 1.
- Lawsuit against Apple
- Lawsuit against the U.S. Federal Communications Commission
- Phonegate action in Switzerland
- Launch of Phonegate Alert's first awareness campaign on the dangers of cell phones


Time to Wake Up to the Global Public Health and Industrial Scandal of Phonegate
by Meris Michaels - Revised 2 September 2020

Phonegate Press Book
For over 20 years, cell phone users have been knowingly misled about their true levels of exposure to radiofrequency radiation RFR) under real conditions of use in contact with the body. Consumers have been doubly misled by not having been informed by the public authorities to keep the phone away from the body.

This issue concerns all of us and those we love. Most of us have cell phones. We hold them against our heads, keep them switched on in a pants or shirt pocket or tucked in a bra. Many of us are unaware that cell phone manufacturers are testing phones at a certain distance from the body, not in the ways that most of us use them, touching the body. These same manufacturers warn us to keep the phone at a distance from the body.

The authorities have been lax in implementing public health campaigns and recommendations to reduce RFR exposure, especially regarding children, pregnant women and medically sensitive populations who are more vulnerable to this radiation.

01 September 2020

INTERVIEW: Robert F. Kennedy in Berlin was about people who want to continue to enjoy freedom

INTERVIEW: Robert F. Kennedy in Berlin was about people who want to continue to enjoy freedom.

by Xavier Azalbert, francesoir.fr, 31 August 2020 - translation of article

Robert Kennedy Jr.  Francesoir
Robert Kennedy delivered a historic speech this Saturday, August 29, 2020 in Berlin in front of a very large crowd (more than a million people according to the organizers but 38,000 according to official sources). Robert is the son of Bobby Kennedy and nephew of John F. Kennedy, former President of the United States, both assassinated. We were able to interview Mary Holland and Senta Depuydt, president of the European section of her association.

Find this exclusive interview in the video below. [See original article. Interview follows his speech in Berlin on 29 August.]

FS: Robert, what do you think is going on in the world?

RK: I think there are people who think that the pandemic was planned, that the virus was genetically made, that it was released accidentally or in a planned way, that it would be like a weapon.

In fact, I don't think anyone knows the answer to these questions.

29 August 2020

Europe : Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Holds a Press Conference in Berlin After Launching CHD’s Europe Chapter

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Holds a Press Conference in Berlin After Launching CHD’s Europe Chapter
By Children’s Health Defense Team, 28 August 2020 - with 28-min. video
(also available on YouTube at this link: )

(Read the Transcription here.)

On Friday August 28, 2020, Mr. Kennedy, chair of Children’s Health Defense, held a press conference and met with the leaders of the newly-formed Children’s Health Defense Europe Chapter. In attendance were Senta Depuydt and Tina Choy (board members of CHD Europe), RA Markus Haintz (Querdenken-731 Ulm), and Heiko Schöning (MD, Ärzte für Aufkärung). While in Berlin he will also meet with colleagues from all over Europe to discuss global challenges to health and human rights.

Saturday, August 29th, he will speak to what is anticipated to be the largest crowd in German history. (CHD will be streaming LIVE from our Facebook page.) Over one million people from every nation in Europe will rally for freedom, peace, free expression and respect.

In photo below, RFK, Jr. is with organizers Dr Heiko Schoening, M.D. and Attorneys Markus Haintz & Rolf Karpenstein in front of Brandenburg Gate where his uncle, President John F Kennedy, gave his famous “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech in 1963.

Transcription
(Thanks to Anne Dachel, CHD Contributing Writer, Age of Autism Editor, LossofBrainTrust.com for transcribing the press conference.)

24 August 2020

Switzerland: The Federal Council wants to give 5G a boost

The Swiss Government is trampling democracy and the health of the population.  On 19 August 2020, the Federal Council proposed acceptance of Motion 20.3237 "Mobile telephony network. Creating the right framework conditions for rapid deployment now", while on the same day, it proposed rejection of Motion 20.3455 "5G: Accompanying accelerated measures in the field of health", tabled last May by the Health Commission of the National Council, and mentioned in this article.

The Federal Council wants to give 5G a boost

by Lucie Monnat, Tribune de Genève, 20 August 2020 - translation

The government is giving a first-stage victory to 5G operators and supporters by accepting a PLR motion calling for an acceleration of the process.

With the wearing of masks and immigration, it's hard to find a more divisive subject than 5G. On Wednesday, the Federal Council added a new episode to this saga that unleashes passions. The government approved a motion tabled by the PLR group asking it to "take the necessary measures and decisions to enable the transition to fifth generation (5G) mobile phone technology".

(Photo): A technician installs a 5G antenna for Swisscom in May 2019 in Bern. KEYSTONE

The Federal Council is therefore requested to move up a gear in the implementation of the new technology in Switzerland.
This goes against the tide that has been turning for several months now. Initially led by former Federal Councillor Doris Leuthard (CVP), then in charge of the Federal Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC), the dossier was handed over to Simonetta Sommaruga, who has been in charge of DETEC since January 2019. Since then, the atmosphere has been different. The Socialist Federal Councillor is much more tempered in her enthusiasm.

21 August 2020

United States: Cancer Survivors Await Outcome of Cell-Phone Warnings Lawsuit


Cancer Survivors Await Outcome of Cell-Phone Warnings Lawsuit
publicnewsservice.org, 21 August 2020
(Also listen to the short podcast in the article.)


SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Cancer survivors are speaking out as they await the outcome of several lawsuits concerning radiation and cell phones.

(Photo): Courtney Kelley has successfully fought breast cancer twice, near where she says she used to carry her cell phone. (Courtney Kelley) August 21, 2020

The suits challenge the Federal Communication Commission's radiation guidelines, the radio-frequency or 'RF' levels from cell phones, and safety notices required by the City of Berkeley.

Courtney Kelley, a young mother who has beaten back breast cancer twice, said she used to keep her phone tucked into her bra - but not anymore.

19 August 2020

CHD Legal Team Led by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Sues Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, and Three of Facebook’s So-Called “Fact-Checkers”: Online Press Conference 19 August 2020

CHD Legal Team Led by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. Sues Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, and Three of Facebook’s So-Called “Fact-Checkers”
…for Government-Sponsored Censorship, False Disparagement and Wire-Fraud

Children's Health Defense, 18 August 2020

An online press conference will take place Wednesday, 8.19.20 at 3:00 p.m. ET with the legal team and a key witness whose online content Facebook falsely disparaged.

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Washington, DC—August 18, 2020—Children’s Health Defense (CHD) filed a lawsuit on Monday in San Francisco Federal Court charging Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, and three fact-checking outfits with censoring truthful public health posts and for fraudulently misrepresenting and defaming CHD. CHD is a non-profit watchdog group that roots out corruption in federal agencies, including Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO), and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and exposes wrongdoings in the Pharmaceutical and Telecom industries. CHD has been a frequent critic of WiFi and 5G Network safety and of certain vaccine policies that CHD claims put Big Pharma profits ahead of public health. CHD has fiercely criticized agency corruption at WHO, CDC and FCC.

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According to CHD’s Complaint, Facebook has insidious conflicts with the Pharmaceutical industry and its captive health agencies and has economic stakes in telecom and 5G. Facebook currently censors CHD’s page, targeting its purge against factual information about vaccines, 5G and public health agencies.

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12 August 2020

Switzerland: Open Letter to Parliament on the Draft Federal Law on Coronaviruses

 OPEN letter to the Swiss Parliament 

What you still need to know NOW - updated decision-making aids
Draft Federal Law on Coronaviruses put out to consultation by the Federal Council

Letter to Federal Parliamentarians - National and State Councillors
Bern, 23 July 2020 - unofficial translation

(Sent by the Swiss Health Association)

With the start of the fall session, it may well be that the Federal Parliament will take a decision of the greatest consequence for the future of the Swiss people.  Among other things, the Federal Council wishes, for the time being at least, to prolong until 2022 the emergency law measures imposed. It is important to know that the consultation period, normally set at 3 months, has been shortened to 3 weeks, and this, in a general situation of fear, doubts and concerns.  Our world has been completely turned upside down in a very short time.

We have been faced with a very difficult situation, for you too, without any doubt.  We are a group of knowledgeable and committed physicians as well as people from outside the medical community. We are extremely concerned and would like to provide you, in summary, with the following not yet or insufficiently known information from the field of medicine and science to help you in your decision-making process.

Given the unique conditions we are currently facing, we take the liberty of soliciting and sharing with you our concerns, important information and related issues.

Thank you for taking the time to read our open letter!

1. Corona in 2020 - a misinterpretation?

06 August 2020

[Testimony] “Electro(hyper)sensitivity? I don’t like these words at all. Why?”

[Testimony] “Electro(hyper)sensitivity? I don’t like these words at all. Why?”
Equipe Phonegate 5 Aug 2020

We are publishing this testimony from a person who asked to remain anonymous. With his words, he tells us with strength and courage how he feels about his illness. And also why we should not or no longer talk about electro hypersensitivity but rather about overexposure to the waves. This is also very clearly our opinion!

Testimony

“Electro(hyper)sensitivity?

I don’t like these words at all.
Why?
Because they describe the person as sick, sensitivity as a disease, when it is a consequence.
Because they imply that the problem is the person himself.

And, well, no, I don’t agree.
The problem is the waves.
When someone is radiated by nuclear energy, we don’t say that he becomes “sensitive”, we say that he has been radiated, and that he is sick, weak or immunodeficient as a result of his exposure, but not sensitive, although he certainly becomes sensitive to many things.
Sick from having taken too big a dose.

05 August 2020

United States: CHD Holds Press Conference on Evidentiary Brief Submission in CHD V. FCC Lawsuit (Article and Video)

CHD Holds Press Conference on Evidentiary Brief Submission in CHD V. FCC Lawsuit
Children's Health Defense, 31 July 2020

Click here to view video.

To fulfill our commitment to stopping the harmful exposure of our children to 5G and wireless radiation, CHD has taken the giant step toward unprecedented litigation against the FCC. This illuminating and celebratory press conference was held the day after CHD filed its evidentiary brief.

The case is challenging the FCC’s refusal to review its 25-year-old obsolete wireless “health guidelines”and to promulgate scientific, human evidence-based radio frequency emissions (“RF”) rules that adequately protect public health. The FCC’s false “health guidelines” have enabled the uncontrolled proliferation of harmful wireless technology and more recently, the deployment of dangerous 5G installations.

03 August 2020

Step by Step: Safe Technology at Home

STEP BY STEP: SAFE TECHNOLOGY AT HOME

Distance is Important


One basic, very important concept is “Distance Is Your Friend.” The amount of wireless radiation absorbed into people decreases very rapidly when you increase the distance from wireless devices.

Decrease your exposure by increasing your distance from wireless emitting sources. For example, always keep cell phones and wireless laptops away from your body.


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France: Lawyers from a Toulouse law firm and 50,000 petitioners want to stop 5G

Lawyers from a Toulouse law firm and 50,000 petitioners want to stop 5G

The deployment of the 5G network is creating controversy in France. The lawyers of the platform located in Toulouse MySmartCab have launched a petition and are preparing four class actions.
actu.fr, 3 August 2020 - translation

They address "those who want to oppose 5G without setting fire to antennas". After launching a class action against Linky, Christophe Léguevaques and Arnaud Durand of the Paris Bar are working from MySmartCab (platform for collective action), located in Toulouse.

(Photo:) The petition against 5G, which will lead to a class action lawsuit against 5G, has already been signed by more than 50,000 people. (©Illustration Adobe Stock)

The amicable solution ignored by the operators 

In order to file a class action lawsuit, MySmartCab's lawyers launched a petition in February 2020, "For the shutdown of 5G".

After having gathered 10,000 signatures, MySmartCab issued a formal notice to the 4 telephone operators in France to stop the deployment of 5G on April 23rd. Me Durand explains how they reacted:

"Three operators preferred not to answer us, Orange told us that they were not interested in a participatory procedure."

01 August 2020

United States: TR Daily News: FCC Ignored Health Impacts of Inadequate RF Limits

TR DAILY NEWS: FCC IGNORED HEALTH IMPACTS OF INADEQUATE RF LIMITS (JUL. 30, 2020)
via Environmental Health Trust, July 31, 2020

TR Daily News: FCC Ignored Health Impacts of Inadequate RF Limits,(Jul. 30, 2020)

Reprinted with permission from TR Daily. Do NOT reprint without permission from TR Daily -
[We post here only the 1st para - read from link.]

In adopting an item last year maintaining its existing radio frequency (RF) exposure limits, the FCC ignored a huge amount of evidence that the standards are not adequately protecting the public from negative health impact of RF emissions, according to a brief filed late last night in the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit by a number of parties challenging the Commission’s decision.

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https://ehtrust.org/tr-daily-news-fcc-ignored-health-impacts-of-inadequate-rf-limitsjul-30-2020/

United States: Children’s Health Defense Principal Brief in Landmark Case Against FCC on 5G and Wireless Harms: Submitted!

Children’s Health Defense Principal Brief in Landmark Case Against FCC on 5G and Wireless Harms: Submitted!
Children's Health Defense, 31 July 2020

What we put in our bodies and our children’s developing bodies is the most important and most personal choice we make as human beings. But when it comes to damaging levels of radiation, that right to choose has been stolen from us. The Children’s Health Defense (CHD) mission to protect children from toxic exposure reached a major milestone on Wednesday, July, 29 with the filing of the principal brief in our case against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Our case also seeks justice for parents of kids who have suffered health impacts from wireless radiation.

31 July 2020

Phonegate: [Press Release] Smartphone Mi Note10: Xiaomi Still Plays with Consumers’ Health!

[Press Release] Smartphone Mi Note10: Xiaomi still plays with consumers’ health!
Equipe Phonegate 30 Jul 2020

The Mi Note 10 is the fourth smartphone from Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi to be pinned in France by the French National Frequency Agency (ANFR) for exceeding the regulatory level of specific absorption rate (SAR). This comes just a few days after attorney Elias Bourran filed a collective complaint against Xiaomi before the Paris Public Prosecutor’s Office on behalf of 60 plaintiffs registered via platform V for Verdict.

The Mi Note 10 was marketed in France from November 2019 at a price of 549 euros. The trunk SAR announced by the manufacturer on the notice was 1.392 W/kg. This figure proved to be perfectly misleading for the consumer. Indeed, since after ANFR control, it is almost double, reaching 2,45 W/kg. It thus exceeds the regulatory threshold set at European level at 2 W/kg.

United States: FCC Ignoring Evidence Of Wireless Tech Harms, DC Circ. Told

FCC Ignoring Evidence Of Wireless Tech Harms, DC Circ. Told
Kelcee Griffis, Law360, Jul 30, 2020

Law360 (July 30, 2020, 5:34 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission failed to address scientists' and individuals' health concerns when it concluded its current wireless safety guidelines are still sufficient for the 5G era, two nonprofits told the D.C. Circuit on Wednesday.

In an opening brief, the Children's Health Defense and the Environmental Health Trust argued the agency glossed over crucial evidence when it found in December that its radiofrequency-exposure limits — established in 1996 — still provide adequate protection.

"The FCC received an enormous number of peer-reviewed scientific and medical studies, analyses, and reports demonstrating a consensus of the scientific community that radiofrequency radiation is harmful and sometimes lethal to individuals and the environment," the brief says. "The factual record in this case is strong. Yet the Order gives no consideration to most of the evidence presented to it."

The case, filed in late January, argues that the FCC's rules don't go far enough to protect consumers, especially when those exposed to long-term or multiple sources of radiation. The rules also "do not provide for sensitive or vulnerable populations," according to the brief.

29 July 2020

Phonegate Alert Petition: Protect the Health of Millions of Mobile Phone Users

The petition launched by the Phonegate Alert Association has recently been updated. If you haven't already signed it, please do so. Your support for this public health issue is essential!  Thank you. 
(Anyone in the world can sign.  The updated text will be translated into other languages.)

Link to Petition:

Since 2017, the Phonegate Alert team has written to the successive Ministers for the Ecological Transition, the Ministers for Solidarity and Health and the Minister of Economy and Finance, Mr. Bruno Le Maire.

At the same time, at international level, we have been invited to denounce this new scandal, Phonegate, in the European Parliament, the Italian Parliament, at scientific conferences in the United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain, Poland, etc.

We have, on each occasion, reported to the government authorities, with supporting evidence, the deliberate deception of the mobile phone industry regarding the regulations governing the measurement of specific absorption rates (SAR).

As a direct consequence for our health, for more than 20 years, hundreds of millions of people have been victims of overexposure to the waves emitted by our mobile phones.

Protect Your Health from the Radiofrequency Radiation of Your Smartphone: Phonegate Alert's First Awareness Campaign on the Dangers of Smartphones

PROTECT YOUR HEALTH FROM THE RADIOFREQUENCY RADIATION OF YOUR SMARTPHONE
Phonegate Alert Association

OUR FIRST AWARENESS CAMPAIGN ON THE DANGERS OF SMARTPHONES



Our association, created in March 2018, has obliged the French government over a period of two years to withdraw or update 23 models from different manufacturers (Xiaomi, Nokia, Huawei, Wiko, Alcatel, etc…) for levels of exposure of the body to radiofrequency radiation (SAR) higher than the level protecting your health. Hundreds of other models sold until June 2017 must also be updated.
Furthermore, the current European regulations do not guarantee the protection of users’ health in any way.

25 July 2020

California: Fight Over Berkeley Cellphone Warnings Returns to Court

Fight Over Berkeley Cellphone Warnings Returns to Court
by Maria Dinzeo, courthousenews.com, 23 July 2020

SAN FRANCISCO (CN) — The city of Berkeley’s five-year battle with the wireless industry over cellphone-radiation warnings came to a head Thursday before a federal judge, who will decide whether the city’s 2015 ordinance requiring retailers to provide guidance on avoiding radio-frequency exposure is pre-empted by federal law.

The required disclosure states in part: “If you carry or use your phone in a pants or shirt pocket or tucked into a bra when the phone is ON and connected to a wireless network, you may exceed the federal guidelines for exposure to RF [radio frequency] radiation.”

24 July 2020

Switzerland: "5G - The Wind is Shifting!"

"5G - the wind is shifting!"
schutz-vor-strahlung.ch, 22 July 2020 - translation
Press release: Semi-annual report 2020 of the Building Law Department

With 1,450 objections throughout Switzerland, 120,000 signatures against 5G were received within one year. The first scientific reports and studies as well as the assessment of Doctors for the Protection of the Environment clearly show the great risk of 5G. The Association for Protection against Radiation [Schutz vor Strahlung] is therefore calling for a national 5G moratorium to protect our health, our environment and our descendants. Now!

The majority of the population rejects 5G and countless communities support the will of the Swiss electorate. Many communities are taking their responsibility seriously, rejecting building applications or putting them on ice. Some of them are taking mobile communications planning into their own hands in a more sustainable manner.

5G slows down, the wind is shifting

California: Wireless Industry Calls For End To Berkeley RF Exposure Law

Wireless Industry Calls For End To Berkeley RF Exposure Law
Law360, 23 July 2020

Law360, San Francisco (July 23, 2020, 10:02 PM EDT) -- The wireless industry urged a California federal judge Thursday to find the city of Berkeley, California's wireless disclosure ordinance violates the First Amendment, saying the Federal Communications Commission supports the trade group's view that cellphone retailers need not warn customers about potential harm from radiofrequency emissions.

CTIA – The Wireless Association, a trade association composed of U.S. wireless communications companies including AT&T, Verizon, Samsung and Apple, urged U.S. District Judge Edward Chen to grant its bid for judgment on the pleadings that Berkeley's ordinance violates free speech laws and is preempted by federal regulations.

22 July 2020

Russian Government Recommends Banning Wi-Fi and Cell Phones in Primary Schools

Russian Government Recommends Banning Wi-Fi and Cell Phones in Primary Schools
By Dafna Tachover, CHD’s Director of 5G & Wireless Harms Project, childrenshealthdefense.org
20 July 2020

On July 17th, 2020, the Russian Ministry of Health ** published recommendations to schools to ban the use of Wi-Fi and cell phones in elementary schools. The Medical Department of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection, prepared the recommendations together with the Russian Ministry of Health.

The information was provided to Children’s Health Defense by Professor Oleg Grigoriev, Dr.Sc, PhD, the Chairman for the Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection. Professor Grigoriev has been outspoken about the harms of wireless technology and has been leading the recent initiatives by the Russian government to protect children from harm. He also tweeted about the news.


California: Berkeley: Hearing on Lawsuit to Ban Cell-Phone Safety Advisories

Hearing Today on Lawsuit to Ban Cell-Phone Safety Advisories

The cellular industry claims that an ordinance
requiring a sign such as this at the point-of-sale
about safety is a violation of the manufacturer's
First Amendment rights
(Zachary Marks)
22 July 2020
SAN FRANCISCO -- Should cities be able to require a flyer at the point of sale advising people of cell-phone safety guidelines? That's the crux of a lawsuit that goes before a federal judge in San Francisco tomorrow, pitting the cell-phone industry against the city of Berkeley.

The Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association says the flyers are a violation of cell-phone manufacturers' free speech rights, though the information - that phones can exceed RF radiation guidelines if held too close to the body - is already in user manuals, normally buried in the fine print.

Ellie Marks, executive director of the California Brain Tumor Association, said she's disgusted that the Federal Communications Commission has sided with the CTIA.

South Korea: Prosecutors to reinvestigate Apple on suspicion of intentionally degrading iPhone 6 performance

Prosecutors to reinvestigate Apple on suspicion of intentionally degrading iPhone 6 performance
Jung Jun-ho, koreaittimes.com, 22 July 2020

Apple iPhone / Courtesy of
Viktor Hanacek

Prosecutors are reinvestigating allegations that Apple intentionally degraded the battery performance of its older iPhone 6 to induce the purchase of new handsets.

The Seoul High Prosecutors' Office said on July 19 that it has ordered a reinvestigation into a case in which a civic group filed a complaint against Apple CEO Tim Cook and Apple Korea CEO Daniel Disco on charges of property damage and obstruction of business.

The Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office, which investigated the case, dismissed the case two years after the charges. In response, the civic group called for a reinvestigation into the case in January, saying that the non-indictment was the result of a poor investigation that rejected all objective evidence.

21 July 2020

United States: Government and industry combine to downplay the science on cell phone danger

Government and industry combine to downplay the science on cell phone danger
By Mark Leno and Ellie Marks, OPINION // OPEN FORUM,  sfchronicle.com, July 21, 2020

The cell phone industry is fighting a Berkeley
ordinance to require point-of-sale notice on
potential health dangers. 
Photo: Julio Cortez / Associated Press
In 2015, the city of Berkeley passed an ordinance requiring cell phone retailers to advise consumers, in a flyer at the point of sale, that keeping a cell phone in their pocket or near their body could expose them to wireless radiation above Federal Communications Commission safety levels. Council members understood that manufacturers deceptively hide this federally mandated information deep within user manuals or in the phone that few ever see. The council also understood that cell phones are allowed to be tested for compliance away from the body— not as used.

A survey of Berkeley residents found overwhelming support for Berkeley’s ordinance. Eight-five percent of residents never saw recommendations from manufacturers about how to best protect against overexposure to cell phone radiation and 82% want this information at the point of sale.

France : [Press Release] Phonegate: 60 plaintiffs file class action against Xiaomi

In view of similar ongoing actions in the United States and Canada against cell phone manufacturers, this news should be shared by associations and media in North America.  

[Press Release] Phonegate: 60 plaintiffs file class action against Xiaomi

Equipe Phonegate 20 July 2020

The French law firm Beaubourg avocats represented by attorney Elias Bourran filed a class action suit against the Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi with the Paris Public Prosecutor’s Office on Friday, July 17, 2020.

This class action, which brings together some sixty plaintiffs, follows the criminal complaint filed on April 15, 2019, by the Phonegate Alert NGO and has since been monitored by the Public Health Unit of the Paris Public Prosecutor’s Office.

The plaintiffs purchased and used either the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 or the Mi Mix 2S. Two smartphones found by the French National Frequency Agency (ANFR) to exceed the regulatory levels of specific absorption rate (SAR) for the head and trunk, respectively.