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22 February 2019

The End of Euphoria: In Switzerland, There is Already Frustration over 5G Expansion

The end of euphoria - In Switzerland, there is already frustration over 5G expansion
By Jan Dirk Herbermann, general-anzeiger-bonn.de, 14 February 2019 - translation

A 5G antenna is on a test site near Neuss.  
Photo: picture alliance / dpa
GENEVA. 5G networks are considered a new milestone in data transmission. While there is still some discussion in Germany, frustration is already on the rise in Switzerland.

Shortly after the auction, the Swiss mobile operators spread euphoria. The auction of the frequencies for the new standard 5G in the Alpine country had proceeded smoothly, the providers had paid 380 million francs to the state for the 15-year concessions. The smallest of the vendors, Salt, assured its customers it would "provide 5G coverage with next-generation speeds, latencies, and capacity as of the third quarter of this year".

Number two, Sunrise, pledged to "provide a nationwide, world-class 5G network in the future." And the industry leader Swisscom vowed to "put 5G live as soon as possible" and to make it available in 60 locations by the end of 2019. But just under a week after the auction, which was also praised in Switzerland's neighboring countries as an example, the Swiss providers row back.

21 February 2019

The Precarious Case Against Precaution - A Deep Dive into the Swedish Cancer Registry

The Precarious Case Against Precaution
A Deep Dive into the Swedish Cancer Registry

microwavenews.com, February 20, 2019

It has been nearly eight years since an expert panel of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified RF radiation as a possible human carcinogen. Since then, neither the World Health Organization (WHO) nor the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) has recommended precautionary policies to limit potential health risks.

No U.S. health agency has yet advised the public to reduce RF exposures.

Even after two large animal studies —by the U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) and Italy’s Ramazzini Institute— presented clear evidence of a cancer link last year, the WHO has remained silent; ICNIRP responded by calling both animal studies unconvincing.

Now comes the Annual Review of Public Health, which on January 11 posted a paper by five leading epidemiologists who posit that, after a systematic review of all the human studies, they don’t see an elevated cancer risk. The takeaway is that the IARC classification was a mistake.

The two senior authors of the review paper are Martin Röösli of Switzerland’s University of Basel and Maria Feychting of Sweden’s Karolinska Institute. They are both members of ICNIRP; Feychting is its vice chair. A third author, Joachim Schüz, is a senior manager at IARC. The others are Italy’s Susanna Lagorio; and the U.K.’s Minouk Schoemaker.

15 February 2019

The Dangers of 5G to Children’s Health

Be sure to view the 3-min. video in the upper right corner of the original article.  Robert F. Kennedy Jr. sends a very strong message. 

The Dangers of 5G to Children’s Health
By the Children’s Health Defense Team, 13 February 2019

Mobile and wireless technologies are a ubiquitous feature of modern life. Most U.S. adults own smartphones, a growing proportion are “smartphone-only” Internet users and over a fourth report being online “almost constantly.” As for children, a 2014 survey of high-income nations reported that almost seven in ten children used a mobile phone, and two-thirds of those had a smartphone, usually by age 10. As described by Nielsen, it is now as common to see “a kid with a smartphone in their hand” as it was to see “a kid playing with a yo-yo in the years before the digital age.”

13 February 2019

Phonegate: Next Press Conference in Barcelona during the Mobile World Congress

Next press conference in Barcelona during the Mobile World CongressPhonegate Teamquipe PhoneGate team, phonegatealert.org, 13 February 2019

We are pleased to announce that our next press conference will be held on Monday, February 25, 2019 in Barcelona at the opening of the four-day Mobile World Congress, which will bring together mobile phone manufacturers from all over the world. We would like to thank the Spanish association Electro y Quimico Sensible for its active support in setting up this event. You will find below the official announcement. Thank you in advance for spreading it as widely as possible.

12 February 2019

Prof. Anthony Miller: RF Radiation, Evidence on Cancer, Justification for New IARC Review

Prof. Anthony Miller: RF Radiation, Evidence on Cancer, Justification for New IARC Review
 (given on 5 November 2018 at London PHIRE Conference, 18 min.)

Excellent presentation by Prof. Anthony Miller on the latest brain tumor-RF radiation studies.

10 February 2019

Rare Metals: "An Electric Vehicle Generates Nearly As Much Carbon As Diesel" - Interview with Guillaume Pitron

With so many young people demonstrating on the issue of climate change, we should remind them of the environmental impacts of extraction of the rare metals used to make electric batteries for such items as mobile phones and electric vehicles.

Rare metals: « An electric vehicle generates nearly as much carbon as diesel »
by Marine Ernoultliberation.fr,
1 February 2018  (translation)

Interview with Guillaume Pitron

In a  rare metal mine in the Chinese province of Jiangxi,
October 2010.  Photo stringer.  Reuters.
In his latest work, « La Guerre des métaux rares » (The War of Rare Metals), Guillaume Pitron denounces the « hidden face of the energy and digital transition ». For the journalist, wind turbines, solar panels and electric vehicles are shifting pollution to the other side of the world.

Iridium, indium, platinum, rare earths: these metals with sometimes unknown names are essential for cutting-edge industries. Without them, no electric batteries for wind turbines, mobile phones or fiber optics. The journalist Guillaume Pitron is interested in the environmental and geopolitical consequences of extraction of these rare metals. On the occasion of the publication of his book “La Guerre des métaux rares” (The War of Rare Metals), he revisits six years of investigation in a dozen countries.

What are rare metals?

Published Scientific Research on 5G and Health

This important article has been updated.  You may view it here: Retitled, "Scientific Research On 5G, Small Cells And Health":

Text of previous article:
Published Scientific Research on 5G and Health
Environmental Health Trust, April 2018

Published peer reviewed science already indicates that the current wireless technologies of 2G, 3G and 4G – in use today with our cell phones, computers and wearable tech – creates radiofrequency exposures which poses a serious health risk to humans, animals and the environment. Scientists are cautioning that before rolling out 5G, research on human health effects urgently needs to be done first to ensure the public and environment are protected. 5G will utilize not only the frequencies currently in use, but also higher millimeter wave and submillimeter wave frequencies. This page lists important research on 5G, the environment and human health. Learn more about 5G on EHT’s database of resources here.
  Click here for EHT’s Scientific FactSheets On 5G

Russell CL. 5G wireless telecommunications expansion: Public health and environmental implications. Environmental Research. Available online 11 April 2018. in press.

09 February 2019

A Drawing – 10 y/o Child’s Impression Of The Wireless World – Zombies & Sickness

A Drawing – 10 y/o Child’s Impression Of The Wireless World – Zombies & Sickness
wearetheevidence.org, 9 February 2019

This drawing is disturbing, but sadly it is an accurate perception of the wireless world by a 10 y/o child from Illinois. His mother developed Microwave Sickness / Electro-Sensitvity, from exposure to wireless radiation. She has been suffering disabling symptoms from exposure to wireless devices and infrastructure. Her suffering has been having a tremendous impact on him and on the family’s life. Unfortunately, he has been experiencing how societal addiction makes people, like those in his own family, reluctant to see what is so clearly in front of their eyes – the harms of wireless technology. Not only are the social implications featured in his drawing, but the devastating health effects and people’s complete disregard to the suffering of others.

U.S. Needs a Task Force to Examine Risks AR, VR, and 5G Pose to Kids

"Major research conducted by bodies such as the NIH and the American Heart Association and research published in The Lancent suggest that screen time, if not properly managed by parents, may be detrimental to a child’s physical, emotional, developmental, and cognitive health."

U.S. needs a task force to examine risks AR, VR, and 5G pose to kids
by WILLIAM HEATHERSHAWventurebeat.com, 3 February 2019

Image Credit: SkyLights
Having now worked in the mobile apps industry for several years, I’m troubled that the most popular technology trends at CES will harm the developmental health of our children. Even worse, I feel that technology companies, government, and society are likely to make the same mistakes made with mobile screen time — though at a much greater cost.

With an urgency similar to what has moved nations to ward off the worst of global warming, we too must act now to prepare our children and better understand and regulate organizations developing artificial intelligence (AI), virtual reality (VR), and 5G (5th generation mobile connectivity). This is why I’m asking the United States federal government to appoint a task force consisting of consumer advocates and technology experts to recommend policy to the relevant Congressional committees and the Federal Trade Commission.

08 February 2019

'A Global Catastrophe': Radiation Activist Warns that 5G Networks Are 'Massive Health Experiment'

‘A global catastrophe’: Radiation activist warns that 5G networks are ‘massive health experiment’
rt.com, 6 February 2019

File photo: © Reuters / Thilo Schmuelgen
A leading activist on the issue of electromagnetic radiation and its negative impacts on public health has described the rollout of 5G as a “massive health experiment” which could “become a global catastrophe.”

Arthur Robert Firstenberg is a well-known advocate for curtailing the development of 5G networks both in the US and internationally, claiming that super fast broadband could cause cancer in humans and wildlife, as well as exacerbating the symptoms of electromagnetic hypersensitivity.