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15 September 2021

France: According to a Study by Credoc, the French are Increasingly Concerned about the Danger of Cell Phone Waves

[Press release] According to a study by Credoc, the French are increasingly concerned about the danger of cell phone waves
Phonegate Alert Association, Equipe Phonegate 14 Sep 2021

Credoc published in July 2021 its “Digital Barometer”. This document is the report analyzing the results of questions inserted by the Authority for the Regulation of Electronic Communications, Posts and Press Distribution (ARCEP), the General Economic Council (CGE) and the National Agency for Territorial Cohesion (ANCT) in a dedicated survey, conducted among 4,000 people aged 12 and over residing in metropolitan France.

Cell phone waves “rather unsafe” for a majority of French people

As shown in the graph below, a majority of respondents are wary of the waves present in their daily lives. Here is the essence of the analysis made by the Credoc investigators:

“The four devices are therefore judged, overall, as unsafe for human health. More than half of respondents (52%) consider the magnetic fields generated by all domestic devices to be unsafe, 46% think that devices as unsafe, 46% think the same of relay antennas or mobile phones and 42% consider and 42% consider Wi-Fi networks inside the home to be a risk to human health.human health”.

12 September 2021

Limitless Screen Use Wrecks Our Health; Young People Are Especially at Risk

This excellent article from the Netherlands is about the harms of excessive use by children of mobile technology.

Limitless screen use wrecks our health; young people are especially at risk
Let's Talk About Tech, https://letstalkabouttech.nl, 23 February 2021 - translation

From nearsightedness to blindness, the consequences of prolonged screen use can be severe, RTL news reported in late January 2021. Scientists additionally warn of memory and sleep problems, immune disorders, addiction, depression and other conditions as a result of the extensive use of mobile technology. 

Our health authorities, however, are barely paying attention to the health problems associated with our limitless screen use. This is in contrast to countries such as France, China and Russia where authorities have introduced laws and regulations to protect children and adolescents from the effects of prolonged screen use and exposure to radiofrequency radiation from wireless communications.

34 New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (9 September 2021)

34 New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (9 September 2021)

Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, 9 September 2021

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 of these papers contains more than 1,300 abstracts.

To see abstracts for the most recent papers or to download the 1,048-page document (pdf) go to: https://bit.ly/saferemr090921

24 New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (4 August 2021)

 24 New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (4 August 2021)

Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, 4 August 2021

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 of these papers contains more than 1,000 abstracts.

To see abstracts for the most recent papers or to download the 1,019-page document (pdf) go to: https://bit.ly/saferemr080321

Switzerland: "Thousands of Antennas Illegally Converted!"

"Thousands of antennas illegally converted!"

Legal opinion: conversion to adaptive antennas is no trivial matter
Press release: Schütz vor Strahlung, September 6, 2021 - auto-translation


Zurich, September 6, 2021 For a number of years now, mobile phone providers have been able to have minor changes to antennas approved by the cantonal specialist office using the “minority” procedure. But a new, independent report on behalf of the Conference of Building, Planning and Environment Directors (BPUK) now shows: The conversion to an adaptive antenna is not a trivial matter, but requires a proper building permit procedure. This also applies to the correction factor for adaptive antennas. This means that the ultra-fast and radiation-intensive 5G world remains just a vision for the time being.

10 September 2021

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).)

5G is Testing the Limits of Trust

[Tribune] 5G is testing the limits of trust
Phonegate Alert Association, Equipe Phonegate 8 Sep 2021

We publish with his kind permission the French translation of this article by Finnish professor Dariusz Leszczynski* published on the Medium website on April 13, 2021.

In 2020, the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) published updated safety guidelines for exposures to radio-frequency radiation (RF-EMF) emitted by wireless communication devices and networks, such as mobile phones or mobile phone base stations. This publication replaced the ICNIRP 1998 RF-EMF guidelines.

These guidelines, recommended by the World Health Organization, have been adopted by a majority of countries around the world, becoming part of their wireless regulatory framework. US uses IEEE/ICES and FCC guidelines, but seeks to “harmonize” with the ICNIRP guidelines.

07 September 2021

Why Pigeons Mean Peril for Satellite Broadband

Why pigeons mean peril for satellite broadband
by Chris Vallance, Yahoo News, August 28, 2021

"It's actually been very good but I noticed a series of outages - some a second, some longer," says Prof Alan Woodward.

The University of Surrey cyber-security expert is talking about his new satellite broadband service from space entrepreneur Elon Musk's Starlink company.

The outages, he thinks, may be caused by a lot of "pesky pigeons", which "have taken a fancy to sitting on the dish".

That small grey dish sits on the kitchen roof. To the curious pigeon, it might conceivably look like a modern bird bath rather short on water.

It is one earthbound end of the Starlink satellite internet system.

Living in a place where he "can only dream" of a fibre broadband connection, Prof Woodward says he's pleased to be one of the beta testers of the low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite broadband system,

Mr Musk recently announced that he has shipped 100,000 of the terminals.

06 September 2021

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Confirms Health Risk of Interference between Cell Phones and Cardiac Implants

[Press Release] FDA confirms health risk of interference between cell phones and cardiac implants
Phonegate Alert Association, Equipe Phonegate 30 August 2021

In May 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it was launching an investigation into whether smartphones or connected objects in contact with the body, such as Applewatch could pose a health risk to pacemaker or heart stimulator wearers.

This investigation follows an alert launched in February 2021 by U.S. cardiologists in a study published by the Henry Ford Health System Study showing that the Apple iPhone 12 can disable the pacemaker or pacemaker when placed near the heart.

The iPhone 12 and the Apple Watch 6 in the front line but not only …

After conducting its own tests, the FDA in a statement published this August 26, 2021 has just confirmed that the risk of interference with implantable medical devices is real and warns that tested models such as the iPhone 12 or the Apple Watch 6 trigger a potentially dangerous situation for those concerned :

“Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising the public that some newer consumer electronic devices, such as certain cell phones and smartwatches, have high fields strength magnets capable of placing medical devices in their “magnet mode”, the agency wrote. “These magnets can affect normal operations of the medical device until the magnetic field is moved.”

ANSES alerts public authorities on the subject in 2016

However, in an opinion published as early as June 2016, entitled “Disturbance of medical devices by radio frequencies: practices to be adapted to each situation“, the National Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health Safety was already concerned about the risks associated with cell phone radio frequency waves and thus warned the public authorities:

Continue reading:
https://www.phonegatealert.org/en/press-release-fda-confirms-health-risk-of-interference-between-cell-phones-and-cardiac-implants



05 September 2021

United States Court Orders FCC to Explain Standards Meant to Protect Health of Cell Phone Users

[Press Release] U.S. court orders FCC to explain standards meant to protect health of cell phone users
Phonegate Alert Association, Equipe Phonegate 16 August 2021

In an important decision issued on Friday, August 13, 2021 by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the judges ruled in part in favor of our U.S. partner Environmental Health Trust (EHT) and the other plaintiffs in their lawsuit initiated in 2019 against the U.S. telecom regulator, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) :

“ordered or ruled that the petitions for reconsideration be granted in part and that the matter be remanded to the Commission to provide a reasoned explanation of its determination that the guidelines are adequately protective of the adverse effects of non-cancer radio frequency radiation exposure”

The court’s reasons are even clearer, requiring the FCC to :

“(i) provide a reasoned explanation for its decision to retain its testing procedures for determining whether cell phones and other portable electronic devices comply with its guidelines, (ii) address the impacts of RF radiation on children, the health implications of long-term exposure to RF radiation, the ubiquity of wireless devices, and other technological developments that have occurred since the Commission last updated its guidelines, and (iii) address the impacts of RF radiation on the environment.”

An action taken following the revelations of the Phonegate scandal in the Chicago Tribune