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01 March 2024

No budget in Switzerland to protect people’s health from dangerous phones?

No budget in Switzerland to protect people’s health from dangerous phones?
By : Phonegate Team • 27 Feb 2024

Between 2012 and today, the sale of radio frequencies (4G, 5G) alone has brought in almost CHF 1.4 billion for the Federal Council.


Despite the warnings raised in 2018 and again in 2019 by several members of Parliament (interpellations 19.3180 and 19.4496), and again in 2023 with motion 23.4244), the Swiss authorities remain silent. Several press articles, such as those in the “Beobachter” and the “Tagesanzeiger”, warned of the “Phonegate affair”, yet the Federal Council justified its inaction in protecting the health and safety of millions of cell phone users on the grounds of its “financial situation”:


“The Federal Council recognizes that there is indeed a gap in implementation, that there is no market surveillance for these products regarding their health impacts due to NIR. However, carrying out these tasks would require human and financial resources. Based on the cost/benefit analysis, and given the Confederation’s financial situation, the required resources could not be made available. The Federal Council therefore agrees to dispense with market surveillance for the time being, and therefore proposes to reject this motion.”

28 February 2024

Woman Living Near Cell Tower Diagnosed With 51 Strokes

Exclusive: Woman Living Near Cell Tower Diagnosed With 51 Strokes
By Suzanne Burdick, Ph.D., childrenshealthdefense.org, 26 Feb. 2024, updated 27 Feb. 2024

In an interview with The Defender, Marcia Haller detailed how her life dramatically changed when a cell tower 900 feet from her home was “upgraded.” Haller notified the telecom companies operating the tower that she plans to sue under the Americans with Disabilities Act.


In 2007, Marcia and Jason Haller — high school sweethearts who met in Duluth, Minnesota — bought their dream property north of Duluth to peacefully live close to nature and Marcia’s family.

Little did they know then that American Towers, AT&T and T-Mobile would soon build a cell tower just 900 feet from their home — a tower that would later forever change Marcia’s life as she knew it.

Nearly immediately after the cell tower was “upgraded” in 2019, Marcia became disabled from the intense levels of radiofrequency (RF) radiation emitted by the tower.

Since then, she has suffered 51 strokes, vision loss, hearing loss, headaches, sleep disruption, chronic fatigue and cognitive impairment. She experiences ongoing issues with balance, orientation and mobility.

25 February 2024

Barbados: US group renowned for cell tower opposition backs residents

US group renowned for cell tower opposition backs residents
by Emmanuel Joseph, barbadostoday.bb, February 24, 2024

A St James village’s battle to rid itself of a recently erected cell phone tower in its midst notched up Friday as it enlisted the support of an American campaign group that argues cell phones, wireless broadband and other high-frequency radio signals pose a health risk.

The non-profit Environmental Health Trust (EHT), based in the northern American state of Wyoming has emerged to back the people of Olive Lodge, Holders Hill, who are planning to ask the High Court to issue an injunction to block any further work and eventually have the structure removed. The tower was erected around mid-January by telecommunications firm Digicel. The community was told the tower was temporary.

23 February 2024

Switzerland: 5G critics file complaints in 127 Bernese municipalities

5G critics file complaints in 127 Bernese municipalities
derbund.ch, 20 February 2024 - auto-translation

386 antennas are being used illegally, claim two associations and one company. And are therefore filing complaints with the building police everywhere.


One of the offending installations: the antenna on the roof of the Berner Zeitung and "Bund" newspapers. Photo: Raphael Moser

In the canton of Bern, 127 municipalities where 5G mobile phone antennas are located are facing complaints from the building police. The complaints were submitted by the WIR and Gigaherz associations, which are critical of mobile communications, and Laubscher plannetzwerk GmbH from Büren an der Aare.

They have been warning about radiation exposure from mobile phone antennas for some time. They are now targeting those antennas where the transmission power has been increased without a planning application or public publication. This was announced by the three organizations on Tuesday.

22 February 2024

Applying the Precautionary Principle to Wireless Technology: Policy Dilemmas and Systemic Risks

Applying the Precautionary Principle to Wireless Technology: Policy Dilemmas and Systemic Risks

Paul Ben IshaiHillel Z. BaldwinLinda S. BirnbaumTom ButlerKent ChamberlinDevra L. Davis, show all
Pages 5-18 | Published online: 20 Feb 2024
Cite this article
https://doi.org/10.1080/00139157.2024.2293631

Current policies in the United States and Europe regarding wireless radiation rest on an outdated assump­tion that the sole adverse impact to be avoided is acute heating of biological tissues.Footnote1 These policies ignore substantial evi­dence of chronic impacts that wir­eless radiofrequency radiation (RFR) can have on public health and the broader environmental consequences. In this article, we briefly review the early history of policy development on RFR, provide evidence of significant adverse nonthermal chronic impacts from exposures that are not considered in current standards, and make the case for imp­le­menting the precautionary pri­nciple to protect public health and the environment. As with most environmental health hazards, the consequences of RFR are especially important to the fetus and children, as they will incur a lifetime of exposures that is without precedent. We thus argue for the adoption of the precautionary principle to reduce chronic, societal-level risks from exposures.

20 February 2024

DNA and Developmental Damage from Cell Towers on the Greek Island of Samos: Effects on Insects, Flowers and Vegetables

DNA and Developmental Damage from Cell Towers on the Greek Island of Samos: Effects on Insects, Flowers and Vegetables
by Diana Kordas, ED.M., M.A. February 8, 2024; hyperlinked version posted by Safe Tech International Feb. 12, 2024 by permission.

“…cells with irreparably damaged genomic DNA will result in cell senescence, cell death, cancer or mutated offspring, depending on cell type and specific biological/environmental conditions.” Panagopoulos et al., 2021 1

Introduction


A recent paper, ‘Human‑made electromagnetic fields: Ion forced‑oscillation and voltage‑gated ion channel dysfunction, oxidative stress and DNA damage (Review) published in the International Journal of Oncology by biophysicist Dimitris J. Panagopoulos et. al. states unequivocally that electromagnetic radiation from wireless technology damages DNA. This leads to infertility, sterility, mutations and extinctions, and it explains the loss of biodiversity that we are currently experiencing on this planet.

Germany: The city of Ravensburg wants to build a shelter against radiation

The city of Ravensburg wants to build a shelter against radiation
by Annette Vincenz, schwaebische.de, 27 December 2023

Some people have bad allergies, others are highly sensitive to radiation and electrosmog. How the city of Ravensburg wants to help them.

Almost everyone has it: a smartphone. But some people wonder how healthy these small devices actually are. (Photo: Zacharie Scheurer/dpa/dpa-tmn)

Ravensburg could be the first city in Germany to set up a public shelter for electro-sensitive people. This was confirmed by both the city's press spokesman Timo Hartmann and Anke Bay from the self-help group for environmentally ill people in Ravensburg. Those affected can relax in the room, which is shielded from cell phone radiation, if they have things to do in the city center. It will probably go to the city library, which is due to be renovated and modernized in the next few years.

Horror of cell phone radiation

16 February 2024

California: LA County Residents Will Have to Battle Wireless Expansion ‘Tower by Tower,’ but Judge Rules Against County on Key Environmental Claims

A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ruled on Wednesday that most claims will proceed in a lawsuit alleging county ordinances allow uncontrolled wireless expansion without environmental review or public input, but struck down a key argument seeking to give residents more say over cell tower build-out near their homes.

LA County Residents Will Have to Battle Wireless Expansion ‘Tower by Tower,’ but Judge Rules Against County on Key Environmental Claims

By Suzanne Burdick, Ph.D., childrenshealthdefense.org, 15 February 2024

A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge delivered a split decision Wednesday in a lawsuit seeking to halt the fast-tracked proliferation of wireless infrastructure without environmental review and without residents’ right to appeal.

In his ruling, Judge James C. Chalfant dismissed claims that the ordinances violate due process rights by preventing residents from contesting individual wireless project permits near their homes. He also dismissed a minor claim about a bureaucratic procedure.

However, he allowed pivotal allegations that the county is illegally sidestepping state environmental law through its new rules for approving wireless infrastructure projects.

Because the ruling bars a sweeping countywide due process challenge, the plaintiffs say it places an impossible burden on individuals to fund separate cases for each wireless facility installed near their properties without notice.

Cyprus: Paphos primary school children strike over 5G tower

Paphos primary school children strike over 5G tower
By Tom Cleaver, cyprus-mail.com, February 15, 2024

Primary school children in the Paphos village of Konia
went on strike on Thursday in protest at the installation of a 5G cell tower in the village.

(Photo): Students boycotted class for two hours (Image: Kiki Pericleous)

The children protested outside their school for two hours, holding placards bearing slogans such as “we have a right to life”, “radiation damages health”, and “no 5G near school”.

Speaking at the protest, Konia Mukhtar Kyriakos Kyriakou said “the whole community is protesting against the placement of the tower.”

There are 280 students at the school who are at “immediate risk” from the tower’s radiation, Kyriakou protested.

France : List of cell phones withdrawn or updated for deception and endangering users (updated 13 February 2024)

 List of cell phones withdrawn or updated for deception and endangering users
By : Phonegate Team • 13 Feb 2024

There are now 47 models of cell phones, identified as dangerous to the health of users, which have been either withdrawn from the French market or have seen their Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) updated by software. The latest: the LOGICOM Flow, the EMPORIA smart 4, the DOOGEE S88, the EMPORIA simplicity V27, the Iphone 12, the Motorola Edge, the Essential Clap 20+, the Xiaomi Poco X3 and the LOGICOM Le Swipe.

New Logicom smartphone pinned for exceeding SAR

In a press release dated February 12, 2024, the Agence nationale des fréquences (ANFR) revealed that when tested by the CETECOM accredited laboratory, the trunk SAR of the Logicom Flow smartphone exceeded the authorized regulatory limit of 2W/kg, namely 2.09 W/kg.