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30 June 2020

US FCC Sides with Wireless Industry in Historic Berkeley Cell Phone Right to Know Case

US FCC SIDES WITH WIRELESS INDUSTRY IN HISTORIC BERKELEY CELL PHONE RIGHT TO KNOW CASE
https://ehtrust.org/, 24 June 2020

The US FCC has filed a brief siding with the CTIA wireless industry against the historic Berkeley Cell Phone Right To Know Law.

Read the FCC filed Brief

The FCC contends that Berkeley is pre-empted from enacting a law requiring consumers being provided information at point of sale. In addition the FCC argues that ensuring consumers have the information is not necessary.

The FCC Brief states, “The FCC has also determined that the information on its website and in cell phone user manuals about RF exposure is adequate to inform consumers of this issue without overwarning or creating the false impression that RF emissions from FCC-certified cell phones are unsafe. ”

Excerpts

27 June 2020

Roundup Maker to Pay $10 Billion to Settle Cancer Suits

Roundup Maker to Pay $10 Billion to Settle Cancer Suits
By Patricia Cohen, nytimes.com,  June 24, 2020

Bayer faced tens of thousands of claims linking the weedkiller to cases of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Some of the money is set aside for future cases.

Bayer, the world's largest seed and pesticide
producer, added Roundup to its portfolio when
it acquired Monsanto.
Credit: Daniel Acker/
Bloomberg
When Bayer, the giant German chemical and pharmaceutical maker, acquired Monsanto two years ago, the company knew it was also buying the world’s best-known weedkiller. What it didn’t anticipate was a legal firestorm over claims that the herbicide, Roundup, caused cancer.

Now Bayer is moving to put those troubles behind it, agreeing to pay more than $10 billion to settle tens of thousands of claims while continuing to sell the product without adding warning labels about its safety.

The deal, announced Wednesday, is among the largest settlements ever in U.S. civil litigation. Negotiations were extraordinarily complex, producing separate agreements with 25 lead law firms whose clients will receive varying amounts.

22 June 2020

5G and Its Effects on Human Health

This article has indeed disappeared from the Website which published it, but we have found a copy thanks to help from our network.

5G and its effects on human health
by Abbas Haider, electronics360.globalspec.com, 18 June 2020

What are the health risks of 5G? Source: 
AdobeStock
There has been a lot of discussions surrounding 5G technology for the past few years, but the process of rolling out the new standard of wireless has already begun earlier this year from carriers such as AT&T, Sprint and Verizon. However, there is still a year or more before 5G is widely available and it will only be rolled out in a few cities this year.

Yet, it is not stopping device manufacturers and service providers from 5G bandwagon usage. Mobile manufacturing companies are designing new devices with 5G compatibility. Before getting into the details of 5G and its effects on human health, read on for an explanation about what 5G is.

21 June 2020

New Report: The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection: Conflicts of Interest, Corporate Capture and the Push for 5G

Link to report in English mentioned in this post:

The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection: Conflicts of interest, corporate capture and the push for 5G- by Klaus Buchner and Michèle Rivasi, June 2020 :
https://klaus-buchner.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/ICNIRP-report-FINAL-19-JUNE-2020.pdf

Link to report in French, "La Commission internationale de protection contre les rayonnements non ionisants (ICNIRP) : Conflits d'intérêts, 5G et Capture réglementaire" :
https://www.michele-rivasi.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/ICNIRP-rapport-FR-FINAL-JUIN-2020.pdf

New study: Industry influences the limits for health protection from radiofrequency radiation, ignoring the latest scientific findings 
Prof. Dr. Klaus Buchner, 18 June 2020 - translation

Today a study on ICNIRP (International Committee on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection) was published, commissioned by Michèle Rivasi and Prof. Klaus Buchner, two MEPs from France and Germany respectively. The result of this report is a scandal: Germany, like most countries in the western world, claims that RF radiation is not dangerous as long as it is below the limits proposed by ICNIRP. This is done in the belief that ICNIRP members are independent scientists who are free from conflicts of interest. The Rivasi-Buchner report, however, proves that ICNIRP e.V. is a private association registered in Munich. It has numerous close connections to the mobile communications industry: Most of its members have accepted money from the industry for their mobile telephony research. The association has also "fully taken into account" the suggestions of ICES [International Committee on Electromagnetic Safety] in its proposals for limit values. ("ICNIRP has delayed finalizing their conclusions to give full consideration of ICES's recommendations"). ICES is a US-American association, which is also purely private and closely connected with the mobile phone industry, especially with Motorola. ICNIRP e.V. resides rent-free in the Federal Office for Radiation Protection. In practice, the scientific secretary of the office also takes over the secretarial work of ICNIRP e.V. In order to make the "harmlessness" of radiation plausible, ICNIRP e.V. ignores the vast majority of scientific research in this field by claiming that critical studies do not meet the requirements of scientific quality. ICNIRP e.V. does this even when they have been published in the most prestigious scientific journals [1].

20 June 2020

5G Effects on Human Health

5G effects on human health
By Prof Winston Tumps Ireeta, newvision.co.ug, 5 May 2020

More research on the potential negative biological effects of electromagnetic fields (EMF) and 5G is necessary especially on the incidence of some serious human diseases.

Prof. Winston Tumps Ireeta
The fifth generation of telecommunications technologies, 5G, is fundamental to achieving a gigabit society. The coverage of areas with uninterrupted 5G wireless communication can only be achieved by having a very dense network of antennas and transmitters. This means that the number of higher frequency base stations and other devices will increase significantly.

The question is whether there is a negative impact on human health and the environment from higher frequencies and the billions of additional connections, which, according to research, will mean constant exposure for the whole population that includes children.

Switzerland: Challenges Ahead with 5G Deployment

Challenges ahead with 5G deployment in Switzerland
By Karim Hussamiinsidetelecom, 19 June 2020

In the recent months, Switzerland has faced a number of challenges regarding approval procedures and municipality restrictions that have caused delays on their 5G fast-track plan.

The concern comes just two months after allocating 5G to three mobile operators Swisscom, Sunrise and Salt. The first antennas were deployed on April 17, 2019, and operators promised that 90% of Swiss territory would be covered from December 2019.

Meanwhile, much debate lingers over the health risks related to 5G wireless connection. Some Swiss citizens express concern. Bertrand Buchs, doctor and deputy of the Christian Democratic Party (PDC) for the canton of Geneva is still surprised by the “Supersonic speed of concessions offered without any consultation on health, environmental and safety risks…”

Go slow on large-scale rollout of 5G network

This excellent opinion piece on the detrimental effects of wireless communications was published in Kenya's largest newspaper, The Standard.

Go slow on large-scale rollout of 5G network
By SCIENTISTSstandardmedia.co.ke, June 17th 2020 

In the early centuries, communication within and between communities was through sound instruments like drums of various types and sound pitches, flutes made from different plant reeds, and human song sounds.

Such communication methods world over lasted centuries before the invention of the telephone. In Africa, talented individuals in villages or communities served as communication masters of kingdoms or chiefdoms. They were respected members of society, responsible for the production and/or use of these instruments in communicating specific messages and information throughout their jurisdiction.

Today, human communication has been enhanced by the advancement in communication technology mainly due to exploits of the electromagnetic spectrum, which consists of a wide range of frequencies that can be utilised for various functions.

Electromagnetic Radiation due to Cellular, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Technologies

Electromagnetic Radiation Due to Cellular, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Technologies: How Safe Are We?
By A. Naran, et al., IEEE, 12 March 2020

Extract of paper:

"CONCLUSION
People should be made aware that the EMR from using day to day cellular, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth devices are harmful to human health. The levels of radiation observed in most cases such as phone calls, internet browsing on laptops and smartphones, using wireless routers and hotspots, Bluetooth smartwatches and smartphones are unsafe when compared with radiations limits determined by medical bodies. According to the current medical literature, various adverse health effects from exposure to RF EMR have been well documented. For now, wireless technologies must be avoided as much as possible. New and innovative wired solutions which provide the same level of user-friendliness should be encouraged. Intervention of government and medical bodies with the main purpose of protecting human health is of utmost necessity to ensure good economic development without compromising the health of the population. Countries must adopt the guidelines suggested by medical bodies which take into account both thermal and non-thermal effects of EMR. At present, all individuals must take preventive and protective measures to protect themselves from harmful EMR exposure".

15 June 2020

Ticks Are Attracted to Cell Phones

Ticks are attracted to cell phones
by Jocelyn Rochat, Tribune de Genève, ABO+, 10 June 2020 - translation

A study shows that these mites, especially those that are infected, react to the electromagnetic fields emitted by smartphones. instead of the noise of incoming messages.

[Abstract of study: "Infected Ixodes ricinus ticks are attracted by electromagnetic radiation of 900 MH", March 2020:
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340043868_Infected_Ixodes_ricinus_ticks_are_attracted_by_electromagnetic_radiation_of_900_MH  ]

If you like to walk around, you should get into the habit of turning off your mobile phone before going into the woods. Because ticks are attracted to the radiation from smartphones. At least, that's the conclusion of a recent study that reveals that 900 MHz electromagnetic fields affect the behavior of ricinus Ixodes.

This species of tick is the most widespread in Switzerland and is mainly known to transmit Lyme disease (caused by bacteria of the genus Borrelia) as well as rickettsiosis (via bacteria of the genus Rickettsia), or tick-borne encephalitis.

"This experiment was carried out by researchers from Eastern Europe in Poland and Slovakia who are still working on these issues, whereas in our region, ticks are no longer really studied, even though Lyme disease is progressing in our regions," observes Daniel Cherix.

Oceania: Serious Safety Concerns about 5G Wireless Deployment in Australia and New Zealand


Thank you to EMFSA  (Electromagnetic Fields South Africa) for this article posted on their site:

ORSAA: Serious Safety Concerns about 5G Wireless Deployment in Australia and New Zealand
emfsa.co.za, 12 June 2020

The ORSAA executive team has again published in the Journal of Radiation Protection in Australasia with a few collaborating scientists/medical doctors from New Zealand.

This letter is specifically addressing 5G.

Bandara, Priyanka & Mccredden, Julie & May, Murray & Leach, Victor & Weller, Steve. (2020). Serious Safety Concerns about 5G Wireless Deployment in Australia and New Zealand

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/342085409_Serious_Safety_Concerns_about_5G_Wireless_Deployment_in_Australia_and_New_Zealand

PDF

https://www.emfsa.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/5Grisks_Bandaraetal2020RadiationProtectionInAustralasia-1-3.pdf

Excerpt:

14 June 2020

The Brave New World of Bill Gates and Big Telecom

Posting such articles does not mean that we agree totally with the contents. Sometimes people disapprove of what we post in the social media. We must, however, continue to fight for free expression. Google et al are now censoring far too much truthful information e.g. on the potential harm of radiofrequency radiation. We are not talking about conspiracy theories, but the truth which the powers that be wish to stifle to more easily enslave us.

The Brave New World of Bill Gates and Big Telecom
 By Robert F. Kennedy, Chairman and Dafna Tachover, Director, Stop 5G Project, Children’s Health Defense, 12 May 2020

Ben Garrison
Powerful state and corporate entities that are financially influenced by Bill Gates, are using the current crisis to remove basic rights, and to intensify pressures to promote vaccines and surveillance. Bill Gates’ ‘Brave New World’ includes investments in video surveillance satellites to cover the globe, 5G and data mining, transhumanism/ merging with computers, surgical implants that reward compliance, birth control implant chips, television and internet communications, a planned smart city near Phoenix, Arizona, geoengineering, and digital currency.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. wrote last week about Malibu police’s ticketing Point Dume surfers $1,000 apiece for using the ocean during the quarantine. Was this merely an appalling police judgment at which we will laugh post-quarantine? Or does anyone else feel that this is the first wave of compliance and obedience training for something more permanent? Are powerful state and corporate entities using the current crisis to remove basic rights, and intensify pressures to promote vaccines and surveillance? Does anyone else feel the suffocating darkness of tyranny descending on our nation? And finally, does anyone share my dread that Bill Gates—and his long-time associate Tony Fauci—will somehow be running our Brave New World?

08 June 2020

Croatia: Hvar Halts Introduction of 5G

HVAR CROATIA HALTS INTRODUCTION OF 5G
ehtrust.org, June 6, 2020

Hvar Croatia has suspended the introduction of 5G technology “until an independent and impartial study proves that such technology has no negative impact on humans and the environment, the Town Council decided unanimously…”

Hvar will set up a task force to research the issue over the next 6 months. Hvar was one of the areas for which the Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries had issued temporary licences to test the 5G network. News from CroatiaWeek June 6, 2020 Hvar suspends introduction of 5G technology

Worldwide cities are calling to halt 5G until safety can be assured. 500 Cities in Italy have issued halt 5G resolution joining cities in the US, Switzerland, Australia, Greece and more.

The Croatia Ministry of Health Recommends Reducing Cell Phone Radiation 

Croatia Ministry of Health Cell Phone Radiation Video (6.45 mn.)



The Ministry of Health of Croatia maintains a dedicated web page, and communicates with concerned citizens on the issue of electromagnetic fields and cell phone radiation. EHT translated a video on cell phone radiation the Ministry issued. Note: After the Croatia video excerpt, EHT added more tips to reduce exposure.

Read more:
https://ehtrust.org/hvar-croatia-halts-introduction-of-5g/

United States: Consumer Technology Association Asks FCC for Relaxed Marketing Restrictions for Wireless Devices

Seeking Relaxed Marketing Restrictions for Wireless Devices
by Laura A. Stefani, natlawreview.com, June 5, 2020

A Petition for Rulemaking filed by the Consumer Technology Association (“CTA”) seeks changes to the Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC”) rules to allow for marketing and entering into conditional sales contracts prior to obtaining approval to sell a wireless device in the United States. CTA also asks for a relaxation of the FCC rules that limit the number of devices that may be imported prior to equipment approval.

Traditionally, the FCC has barred pre-approval marketing of wireless and other radiofrequency devices in order to protect consumers and other users from harmful radiation and interference. It does allow certain exceptions, such as showcasing at a trade show when there is a disclaimer that the device is not approved or entering into conditional sales contracts with wholesalers and retailers (though not consumers). The FCC also bars the importation of devices prior to approval, other than allowing a small number of devices imported for such purposes as product testing or trade show display.

United States: Anna Eshoo and 23 Congressional Members of House Committee on Energy and Commerce Ask FCC to Delay New 5G Declaratory Ruling

Anna Eshoo and Congressional Members of House Committee on Energy and Commerce Ask FCC to Delay New 5G Declaratory Ruling
mdsafetech.org, 6 June 2020

In another effort to “cut the red tape” and fast track deployment of 5G throughout cities in America, the FCC is set to vote on a new Declaratory Ruling June 9, 2020, which will remove even more local government control in the permitting and placement of 5G cell towers. Representative Anna Eshoo, along with 23 of 29 Democratic members of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce wrote a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to ask for a delay in voting on this measure this during COVID-19 Pandemic. The letter states, “We are especially troubled by the burden responding to this Declaratory Ruling will place on local governments that are justifiably focused right now on combatting the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Likewise, we worry that if this Declaratory Ruling does not benefit from meaningful input from local governments, the result could undermine municipalities’ ability to balance their responsibilities to public safety and community design with their desire to ensure access to affordable wireless networks and the next generation services.”

18 New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (1 June 2020)

18 New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (1 June 2020)
saferemr.com, 1 June 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 658-page document (pdf) go to:
http://bit.ly/200601EMF

Click here for abstracts/excerpts of the new papers:
Recent Research on Wireless Radiation and Electromagnetic Fields

Half Duplex Radio: Towards Green 5G NR Half Duplex Radio: Towards Green 5G NR

Limitations of Incident Power Density as a Proxy for Induced Electromagnetic Fields

Comparison of effects of 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi and mobile phone exposure on human placenta and cord blood

Electromagnetic hypersensitivity: a critical review of explanatory hypotheses

Childern's Health Defense Gives Notice to FCC Against 5G Cell Towers on Homes—Ex-Parte Letter Receives Over 15,000 Signatures!

This article should be read by everyone. Children’s Health Defense (CHD) has submitted an Ex-Parte letter to the FCC against the OTARD rule expansion which aims to allow 5G cell towers on homes. The Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) “Over The Air Reception Devices” (OTARD) rule allows wireless companies to install 5G and other cell towers and transmitting devices on homes. The wireless companies will be able to enter into a contract with home owners to install cell towers on their homes, without the need for a permit, without asking for neighbors’ input or permission, and without any consideration for disabilities, property values, or other needs of surrounding neighbors.

According to CHD’s letter to the FCC, the expansion of the OTARD rule would violate the U.S. Constitution and upend long-standing common law personal and property rights.

  • The FCC does not have the power to override the property rights protected by the Constitution by purporting to allow others to intrude on someone’s land and send noxious radiation into their home.
  • The proposed rule will violate individuals’ right to bodily autonomy and purport to authorize battery on non-consenting citizens. 
  • The proposed rule will violate the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Fair Housing Act.

CHD Gives Notice to FCC Against 5G Cell Towers on Homes—Ex-Parte Letter Receives Over 15,000 Signatures!
By Dafna Tachover, CHD’s Director of 5G & Wireless Harms Project, 
childrenshealthdefense.org, 5 June 2020

Children’s Health Defense (CHD) submitted an Ex-Parte letter to the FCC against the OTARD rule expansion which aims to allow 5G cell towers on homes. Following CHD’s successful campaign to bring awareness to the FCC intentions, the letter was signed by 15,090 people. At 735 pages, in terms of signatories, it is likely one of the largest submissions to the FCC. Each signatory was verified in advance of the submission to ensure the FCC would not be able to attack the integrity of the signatories as was the case with the Net Neutrality submission.

03 June 2020

France: StopCovid Application: Painful Birth, and Effectiveness Already Questioned

France: StopCovid application: painful birth, and effectiveness already questioned
by Sylvain Tronchet, Radio France investigation unit, 30 May 2020, France Inter - translation

The StopCovid tracing application, available on 2 June, is presented by the government as an "instrument" to combat Covid-19. However, the debates surrounding its acceptance, the technical problems it still encounters and the feedback from abroad raise the question of its effectiveness.

"StopCovid is not the magic weapon against the epidemic." When he presented the tracing application wanted by the government on Thursday, May 28, Édouard Philippe did not show a blissful enthusiasm for this technology. On April 28th before the National Assembly, he admitted that he was "at a loss to tell you if it works, and how it will work exactly." "It's an instrument, complementary to other instruments", the Prime Minister then explained, the day after a heated debate in the National Assembly.

For several weeks now, the debate on the risks of invasion of privacy and individual freedoms that this technology would represent has not seen a consensus emerge between pro and anti "contact-tracing". But beyond these ethical questions, many experts doubt the practical usefulness of such a tool. Cybersecurity researcher Baptiste Robert is among those who have been testing the application since May 27. He notes that "the government never talks about feedback from countries that have already implemented this kind of application. Yet they admitted it was not so good."

In Australia, only one person detected in one month