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06 December 2022

36 New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (5 December 2022)

36 New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, December 5, 2022

Dr. Joel Moscowitz, University of California Berkeley, has been circulating abstracts of newly-published scientific papers on radio frequency and other non-ionizing electromagnetic fields (EMF) about once a month since 2016. Several hundred EMF scientists around the world receive these updates. The complete collection of these papers contains more than 1,700 abstracts and links to more than 1,800 papers.

To see abstracts for the most recent papers or to download the 1,434-page document (pdf) go to: https://bit.ly/Saferemr120522

04 December 2022

France: Beware of waves emitted by cell phones and connected objects

Beware of waves emitted by cell phones and connected objects
Géraldine Zamansky - Radio France, franceinfo , December 3, 2022 (3 min. radio broadcast in French)

Were you able to choose your phone with your health in mind? Were its health standards explained and displayed? Two supervisory authorities reveal the existence of significant information failures.

(Photo): Beware of waves from mobiles and connected objects. Compliance standards are not always displayed. (Illustration) (ERIC AUDRAS / MAXPPP)

Health standards for cell phones and worse, compliance standards in this area, are not always clearly displayed when you buy a phone. Géraldine Zamansky, journalist for Health Magazine on France 5, discusses recent recommendations made by health authorities.

EU: 5G on planes, Wi-Fi on the road – Commission decision opens up new opportunities for innovation

5G on planes, Wi-Fi on the road – Commission decision opens up new opportunities for innovation
Press Release, European Commission, 24 November 2022

Airlines will be able to provide the latest 5G technology on their planes, alongside previous mobile technology generations as the Commission updated the implementing decision on spectrum for mobile communications on-board aircrafts, designating certain frequencies for in-flight 5G technology.


(Photo) : Passengers aboard flights in the EU will be able to use their mobile phones to the maximum of their capacity and features, just like with a ground-based 5G mobile network.

Thierry Breton, Commissioner for the Internal market, said:

5G will enable innovative services for people and growth opportunities for European companies. The sky is no longer a limit when it comes to possibilities offered by super-fast, high-capacity connectivity.

29 November 2022

United Kingdom: Full steam ahead for 5G – and let’s not even think about the damage to health

Full steam ahead for 5G – and let’s not even think about the damage to health
By Gillian Jamieson, conservativewoman.co.uk, 29 November 2022

ON December 13, Michael Mansfield QC will lead a case at the Royal Courts of Justice in London against the Government concerning the negative health effects of 5G and other non-ionising (or radio-frequency) radiation. Permission to present this case was granted at the Court of Appeal earlier this year because of Government ‘failure to give adequate information to the public about the risks of 5G and to explain the absence of a process for investigation of any adverse health effects’.

The committee which is tasked to ensure that our health is protected from radio-frequency radiation (RFR), also known as electromagnetic fields (EMFs), is the Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment (COMARE).

I was staggered when they told me two years ago: ‘COMARE has not previously reported on possible health effects from EMFs and at present there are no requests from government departments for the committee to provide advice on this issue.’ Furthermore, their July 2019 minutes reveal that ‘COMARE has not been asked to look at 5G concerns and therefore does not have a 5G strategy’.

27 November 2022

Interview with Professor Om Gandhi: "No biological science behind mobile phone safety testing"

Professor Om Gandhi, leading expert on mobile phone radiation, interviewed by Rinat Strahlhofer, "We Are Not Sam".

No biological science behind mobile phone safety testing with guest Prof. Om Gandhi | Episode 13
weknowshow.podbean.com/, 21 November 2022 (1-hour podcast)

Meet the man whose research inspired the SAM campaign. Om P. Gandhi, Emeritus Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering with the University of Utah, taught courses on biological effects of antennas, RF and microwave electromagnetic fields for over 50 years.

Prof. Om P. Gandhi is a world expert on how mobile phone radiation penetrates the human brain. Once a consultant to major cell phone companies, Gandhi now refuses to work with them.

He has authored or co-authored several book chapters, and over 200 journal articles in electromagnetic dosimetry, microwave tubes, and solid-state devices. He also edited a book entitled Biological Effects and Medical Applications of Electromagnetic Energy and co-edited a book entitled Electromagnetic Biointeraction.

26 November 2022

France: SAR Display: Alert Raised by the DGCCRF!

SAR display: alert raised by the DGCCRF!
By : Phonegate Team • 26 Nov 2022

In a statement, dated November 23, 2022, the French General Directorate for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Prevention (DGCCRF) revealed major breaches by distributors of mobile phones and connected devices (the list has not been made public).

Indeed, these companies are required to display on their products, since July 2020, information about the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) values. This being mandatory on every device emitting electromagnetic waves – not just cell phones, as was the case before.

61% of checked SAR displays, considered as abnormal

However, checks carried out in 2021 by the DGCCRF revealed the absence of display in many cases. Worse, investigators discovered non-compliant displays, some showing a value of zero, which is technically unfeasible.

Thus, 270 institutions out of the 470 visited were considered abnormal, like 61% of the devices checked. The investigation ultimately resulted in 212 warnings, 53 summonses and 8 fines.

For Dr Marc Arazi, president of “Phonegate Alert” NGO :

“DGCCRF work is essential, insofar as it will force distributors to comply with the law. However, in light of such alarming results, we call on the government to opt for stricter regulations, in order to protect the health of all mobile phone users, both at national and European level.”

https://phonegatealert.org/en/sar-display-alert-raised-by-dgccrf/

25 November 2022

Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields May Affect Heart Health, New EWG Analysis Finds

Radiofrequency electromagnetic fields may affect heart health, new EWG analysis finds
By Uloma Uche, Ph.D (EWG),  Tasha Stoiber, Ph.D. (EWG), Olga Naidenko, Ph.D. (EWG), Environmental Working Group, 22 Nov. 2022

Electromagnetic radiation in the radiofrequency range emitted by cell phones, tablets and other wireless communication devices is absorbed by the human body and may affect heart health, according to a new EWG analysis.

Human and animal research studies show that the cardiovascular system is sensitive to radiofrequency radiation. The developing organism, from the fetal stage through early life, is especially vulnerable to these exposures and their potential harms.

22 November 2022

France: List of cell phones withdrawn or updated for deception and endangering users (November 2022)

List of cell phones withdrawn or updated for deception and endangering users
By : Phonegate Team • 21 Nov 2022

These are now 37 different models of cell phones, identified as dangerous for the health of users, that have been either withdrawn from the French market or have had their Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) updated by software. Latest ones: the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and the Wiko Y82.

Samsung has been given a 7,500 euros penalty

In its press release published on the 18th of November, the French National Agency of Frequencies (ANFR) revealed that it detected too important SAR values on two other cell phones. First of them, the Galaxy Z Flip from Samsung, has initially been measured with a trunk SAR of 2.05 W/kg, the regulatory level being fixed at 2 W/kg. It even raised to 3.024 W/kg after the first software update made by the company. A second one has thus been necessary to make the cell phone compliant, the trunk SAR being brought back to 1.04 W/kg. By the way, Samsung has been penalized with a 7,500 euros fine.

Continue reading:
https://phonegatealert.org/en/list-of-mobile-phones-with-non-compliant-sars-removed-or-updated-in-france-2/

16 November 2022

U.S. Aviation Sector Calls for 5G Wireless Deadline Extension

U.S. aviation sector calls for 5G wireless deadline extension
By David Shepardson, reuters.com, 15 Nov. 2022

WASHINGTON, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Air carriers will be unable to fully meet deadlines to retrofit planes to avoid interference from latest generation 5G C-Band wireless service, the aviation industry said Tuesday, urging the White House to help avert a standoff.

(Photo): A Southwest commercial aircraft flies near a cell phone tower as it approaches to land at John Wayne Airport in Santa Ana, California U.S. January 18, 2022 . REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo

Concerns that 5G services could interfere with airplanes' altimeters, which give data on a plane's height above the ground and are crucial for bad-weather landing, led to disruptions at some U.S. airports earlier this year.


A letter signed by Airlines for America, Boeing (BA.N) Airbus (AIR.PA), Embraer (EMBR3.SA), aviation unions and others backed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) request to mandate an extension of mitigation by wireless carriers as airlines retrofit radio altimeters.

13 November 2022

Canada: Apple and Samsung Phones in the Dock

CANADA: Apple and Samsung phones in the dock
by Karim Benessaieh, La Presse, 11 November 2022 (auto-translation)

Seven Quebecers who accuse Apple and Samsung phones of emitting "toxic" waves, and their manufacturers of cheating during certification tests, partially won their case on September 22: the Superior Court authorized their class action.

THOMAS PETER PHOTO, REUTERS ARCHIVES
Seven Quebec plaintiffs filed a class-action lawsuit in March 2019 claiming that Apple and Samsung phones emit more radiation than the accepted North American standard of 1.6 watts per kilogram.

Judge Christian Immer, however, significantly reduced their claims. He dismissed numerous accusations, including some he called "patently unfounded, untenable and frivolous," to bring the case down to a few central issues. Does cell phone radiation pose a risk when these devices are held very close to the body? Are manufacturers sufficiently informing their customers about these risks? Should they then pay punitive damages?