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29 June 2022

The Youngest Victims of "Havana Syndrome"

The Youngest Victims of "Havana Syndrome"
BY BRIT MCCANDLESS FARMER, MICHAEL REY & ORIANA ZILL DE GRANADOS, CBS News, June 26, 2022 - article plus two videos - originally published on February 20, 2022

A constellation of unexplained neurological symptoms commonly known as "Havana Syndrome" has plagued U.S. diplomats stationed abroad since 2016. But U.S. officials are not the only ones who have reported trouble with speech, balance, and eyesight; some of their children have as well.

60 Minutes has found more than 20 children whose parents say they have been affected by unexplained neurological ailments after incidents that occurred while their parents were serving abroad. In one case confirmed by 60 Minutes, a mother and her infant were affected while the baby was breastfeeding. Both have been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury.

28 June 2022

How Exposure to Cell Phones and Other Technology Affects Reproductive Health

How exposure to cell phones and other technology affects reproductive health
By Uloma Uche, Ph.D (EWG), Environmental Working Group, 27 June 2022

Wireless devices like cell phones, Wi-Fi and other communication technologies release radiofrequency radiation that can harm the human body.

In both human and animal studies, exposure to radiofrequency radiation emitted from wireless devices is absorbed by the body and can harm the reproductive system. (See table below.) The effects show up in studies at a wide range of frequencies – 800 megahertz to 2.45 gigahertz – in both male and female reproductive systems. How much harm the exposure causes depends on the frequency of exposure. The extent of harm is also influenced by the length of exposure, though a recent meta-analysis shows it’s not clear how much of a role that factor plays.1

Effects of Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields: Thirty Years of Research

Dr. Henry Lai, Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington and Editor Emeritus of the journal, Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine, has compiled summaries of the research on the biologic and health effects of exposure to RFR and ELF EMF. His set of abstracts which cover the period from 1990 to April 2022 constitute a comprehensive collection of this research.

Effects of Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields: Thirty years of research

saferemr.com, Feb 1, 2018 (Updated June 26, 2022)

The preponderance of research published from 1990 through April 2022 has found significant effects from exposure to radio frequency radiation as well as to extremely low frequency and static electromagnetic fields. Overall, 76% (n=796) of 1,046 radio frequency radiation (RFR) studies reported significant effects. Additionally, 88% (n=810) of 916 extremely low frequency (ELF) and static electromagnetic field studies found significant effects.

ICNIRP's Wireless Radiation Exposure Limits are Based on Smoke and Mirrors

ICNIRP’s Exposure Guidelines for Radio Frequency Fields
saferemr.com, 26 June 2022

ICNIRP's wireless radiation exposure limits are based on smoke and mirrors

A new peer-reviewed paper published in the journal, Reviews of Environmental Health, found that the International Commission for Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) bases its recommended exposure limits for wireless (i.e., radio frequency [RF]) radiation primarily on research produced by its own members, their former students and close colleagues.

ICNIRP claims that their "thermal-only paradigm" "is consistent with current scientific understanding" despite the fact that the predominance of peer-reviewed research finds non-thermal effects.

Consumers Not Yet Convinced of the Benefits of 5G Technology

Brits remain frosty about the benefits of 5G
By Harry Baldock, Total Telecom, 24 June 2022

A new study from YouGov shows that the UK is the third most pessimistic country when it comes to 5G, with only Bulgaria and Austria proving more gloomy

Since the middle of 2019, the UK’s mobile operators have been racing to deploy 5G technology around the country, broadly proclaiming that the technology would revolutionise the consumer experience in a short few years.

But while the new technology has the potential to unlock many exciting new use cases, from virtual reality to industrial automation, particularly as 5G standalone networks begin to be rolled out in recent months, the reality for most consumers is that a 5G connection currently offers them little more than a minor speed boost.

Perhaps this is why, at least in part, that a new study from YouGov, conducted via Global Profiles, shows Brits to be broadly disillusioned with the relatively new technology.

Presentation on Wireless Radiation Exposure by Cecelia Doucette, Director, Massachusetts for Safe Technology

On 27 June 2022, just a few days after a presentation on wireless radiation exposure by Children's Health Defense, featuring Attorney W. Scott McCollough and Dr. Natalie Stadler, the group aired an excellent discussion on reducing the risk of wireless radiation exposure. The presentation was made by Cecelia Doucette, Director of Massachusetts for Safe Technology, a public interest group that educates citizens, public servants, lawmakers and health care professionals on the risks of wireless radiation exposures to children, adults and the environment. Cecelia Doucette showed many practical ways of protecting oneself from exposure to wireless radiation.

Here is the link to the program:

See CHD's section on Electromagnetic Radiation and Wireless:

27 June 2022

France: Appeal against the 5G Report: ANSES Adopts the Strategy of Silence

Appeal against the 5G Report: ANSES adopts the strategy of silence
Equipe Phonegate, 27 June 2022

On May 14th, our five associations – Robin des toits, Phonegate Alert, European Cancer and Environment Research Institute (“ECERI”), Center for Independent Research and Information on Non-Ionizing Electromagnetic Radiation (“CRIIREM”) and Environmental Health Trust (“EHT”), had sent an informal appeal to the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) contesting:

  • on the one hand, the non-publication and the non-inclusion by ANSES of the comments and contributions made by each of our associations in the framework of the public consultation on the expert report and the associated opinion published on April 20, 2021, on “Population exposure to electromagnetic fields associated with the deployment of “5G” communication technology and the related health effects”, by requesting their reintegration;
  • on the other hand, the above-mentioned report and consolidated opinion in order to integrate the comments and contributions made.

Wireless Radiation Exposure Presentation by Children's Health Defense

On 24 June, Children's Health Defense presented an excellent discussion of wireless radiation exposure on its weekly program, "Roundtable". Among the speakers were attorney W. Scott McCollough, part of the legal team who challenged the FCC regulations in 2019, Dr. Natalie Sadler, psychiatrist, and doctors and presenters of the CHD team.

Here is the link to the program:

Scott McCollough began by explaining what are electromagnetic fields (EMF), radiofrequency radiation (RFR), modulation, pulsation. Electromagnetic energy evokes a biological response in all living things. Dr. Sadler mentioned the particular sensitivity and extreme vulnerability of children to exposure to EM radiation.

Mr. McCollough went on to explain 5G, emphasizing that we need to be concerned about all types of EM radiation. 5G is more useful to large industries than to consumers. "All these so-called consumer applications are merely the excuse that is being used to convince people that they should accept the exploding number of transmitters close to their home." But 5G is also the means of implementation for digital passports, credit scores... It is built for surveillance and control.

24 June 2022

U.S. to give some ‘Havana syndrome’ victims six-figure compensation

U.S. to give some ‘Havana syndrome’ victims six-figure compensation
By John Hudson and Shane Harris, washingtonpost.com, 23 June 20200

The Biden administration plans to pay some diplomats and intelligence officers roughly $100,000 to $200,000 each to compensate for the mysterious health problems known as “Havana syndrome,” according to congressional aides and a former official familiar with the matter.

(Photo): President Biden meets with members of the Wounded Warrior Project’s Soldier Ride, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. The event helps raise awareness to the public about severely injured veterans and provides rehabilitation opportunities. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

The payment plan is the culmination of a multiyear push by Congress, which passed a law last fall mandating that the State Department and CIA compensate current and former officials suffering from what the government calls Anomalous Health Incidents, or AHIs.

22 June 2022

United States: Mobile phone carriers agree to delay rolling out some 5G service near airports for another year, FAA says

Mobile phone carriers agree to delay rolling out some 5G service near airports for another year, FAA says
By Gregory Wallace and Brian Fung, CNN, 17 June 2022

(CNN) Mobile phone carriers have agreed to another delay in rolling out some 5G service to prevent interference with airplane technology, the Federal Aviation Administration said Friday.

The FAA said the delay, for an additional year, will allow more time for the permanent fix: replacing or filtering the devices that measure an aircraft's distance from the ground, called radar altimeters. The new technology's promises include faster speeds, but aviation officials say the radio waves can be picked up in some cases by the radar altimeter.

The new timeline prompted concerns from major airlines and operators of regional jets, the latter of which would be subject to an even more aggressive end-of-2022 deadline. The Regional Airline Association said the FAA is "pressuring airlines to meet implausible deadlines."