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09 July 2020

33 New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (7 July 2020)

33 New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (7 July 2020)
saferemr.com, 7 July 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 681-page document (pdf) go to: http://bit.ly/saferemr200707

Recent Research on Wireless Radiation and Electromagnetic Fields (titles only)

Effects of Prenatal Exposure to EMF

07 July 2020

Judge Questions Bayer’s Roundup Settlement Plan

Judge Questions Bayer’s Roundup Settlement Plan
By Sara Randazzo, wsj.com, July 7, 2020

Shares fall as judge appears skeptical of using scientific panel to determine whether the weedkiller causes cancer

(Photo): Bayer said recently it would pay up to $10.9 billion to settle tens of thousands of current Roundup cases and create a system for handling future cases.PHOTO: STEPHANIE LECOCQ/EPA/SHUTTERSTOCK

A federal judge cast doubt on Bayer AG ’s proposal to neatly resolve all future lawsuits over the safety of its Roundup weedkiller, potentially snagging the German company’s attempts to move past the massive liability.

Bayer said recently it would pay up to $10.9 billion to settle tens of thousands of current Roundup cases and create a system for handling future cases. The deal came after three juries in recent years awarded large verdicts to plaintiffs alleging Roundup caused non-Hodgkin lymphoma, spooking investors.

But with Roundup still being sold and no plans to change the label or active ingredients, settling the litigation isn’t as easy as paying those who have already sued. Bayer proposed a novel type of class action to capture all future claims, which would be guided by the conclusions of a court-approved panel of scientists chosen to study Roundup’s potential carcinogenicity.

06 July 2020

France: New Regulations to Ensure Radiation Levels Posted for Laptops, Tablets and Wireless Devices


FRANCE: NEW REGULATIONS TO ENSURE RADIATION LEVELS POSTED FOR LAPTOPS, TABLETS AND WIRELESS DEVICES
EHTrust, July 3, 2020

From July 1st, the SAR display of all equipment generating radiofrequency radiation (more than 20mW) used in close proximity to the body will be displayed to better inform the public. France already has a comparable law for cell phones but now the regulations are extended to devices which include tablets, connected watches, wireless headsets, and more. ANFR will check the SAR measurements for these devices to ensure compliance. SAR is a measure used for cell phone radiation exposure.

Just like cell phones, the SAR must appear in the instructions as well as at points of sale and near the equipment. In sharp contrast, efforts such as the Berkeley and San Francisco Cell phone Right To Know Ordinances to inform the US public about cell phone radiation at point of sale in the United States have been hit with lawsuits by the wireless industry.

ANFR , the government frequency test agency of France, created a video explaining the new regulations.

05 July 2020

France: The Display of the SAR Reinforced and Extended as of 1 July 2020: ANFR to Carry Out Tests "to Ensure Compliance with the New Provisions"


Thank you very much to all the associations and people, in particular Dr. Marc Arazi, President of the Phonegate Alert Association, who are working to ensure standards that better protect the health of users of mobile telephony devices.

The display of the SAR reinforced and extended in France as of 1 July 2020
by Alexander Boero, clubic.com, 3 July 2020 - translation

All radioelectric devices emitting more than 20 milliwatts must display their specific absorption rate (SAR) as of the beginning of the month, under the control of ANFR .

Until now, only smartphone manufacturers were legally required to inform consumers about the specific absorption rate of devices, better known as SAR. As of 1 July 2020, this obligation has been extended to all radioelectric devices that emit more than 20 milliwatts (mW) that can be used close to the body.

The SAR, an indicator measured by ANFR in France

First of all, let's recall what the SAR is. The specific absorption rate is an indicator that is becoming increasingly important in a society where radioelectric equipment is in abundance. In concrete terms, it allows us to measure the energy transported by the electromagnetic waves absorbed by the human body. Waves that are propagated by the devices.

04 July 2020

Phonegate Alert: Launch of Campaign: "Protect Yourself from Your Smartphone's Waves"



Launch of our campaign:
"Protect yourself from your smartphone's waves".


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✅ We are pleased to present our first awareness campaign on the dangers of mobile phones for our health.

It was made possible thanks to your support. Thank you!

Discover the posters and animated videos specially designed to protect users and advise on the proper use of mobile phones.
https://www.phonegatealert.org/en/campagne-protect-yourself-from-radiofrequency-radiation

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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.