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28 January 2020

Group Calls on Citizens to Blow the Whistle on Motorola Cell Phone Safety Studies

Group Calls on Citizens to Blow the Whistle on Motorola Cell Phone Safety Studies
By Editorcorporatecrimereporter.com, 27 January 2020

Mark Worth, 
Whistleblowing 
International
Berlin, German
A new organization was launched last week to expose concealed information about the health and safety risks of mobile phones.

The Mobile Phone Whistleblower Project – an initiative of Whistleblowing International – is calling on citizens – especially current and former employees of Motorola and other mobile phone and communications companies – to report information about fraud, deception, corruption or other misconduct within the industry.

The group said that Motorola operated a radio frequency research laboratory at its Plantation, Florida headquarters from 1993 to 2009.

“It opened the facility shortly after the wife of Madeira Beach resident David Reynard sued two mobile phone companies following the death of her husband from a brain tumor,” the group said in a press release. “A federal court in Tampa dismissed the case in 1995, but the lawsuit received significant national media attention and spawned a still-ongoing debate over whether mobile phones can cause cancer and other health problems. Many published, peer-reviewed studies conducted since the 1960s have linked mobile phone radiation to a myriad of health effects.”

26 January 2020

"5G was not designed to reduce CO2 emissions"

"5G was not designed to reduce CO2 emissions."
Françoise Berthoud, Engineer at the CNRS in Grenoble and founder of EcoInfo, a group that defends digital sobriety, 24heures.ch, 25 January 2020

Can 5G reduce CO2 emissions in the long term?

The use of 5G is likely to lead to an increase in energy
consumption.
Image: Cavan Images
The answer is probably no, although the future can never be predicted. 5G technology itself was not designed to do this, but to increase the amount of data transmitted and to enable a whole host of applications such as autonomous vehicles or even tactile internet.

It is precisely because it will support teleworking, e-banking, or connected agriculture that some telephone operators claim that 5G is good for the environment. Is that a preconception?

Yes. In reality, we don't know. But we do know, however, that so far there has been no reduction in greenhouse gas emissions linked to the use of digital technology. However, 4G already makes it possible to do teleworking and many other things compared to 3G. But it has not substantially reduced pollution from other sectors, although there has been a lot of belief in it. This can be explained by a number of phenomena such as indirect effects and rebound effects, and above all by the fact that our economic model has remained unchanged. Reasonably, it is not conceivable that 5G by itself would lead to a large reduction in greenhouse gas emissions without further action.

22 January 2020

United States: Robert Kennedy, Jr. Assembles Legal Team to Sue FCC over Wireless Health Guidelines

Robert Kennedy, Jr. Assembles Legal Team to Sue FCC over Wireless Health Guidelines
childrenshealthdefense.org, 21 January 2020

Robert Kennedy Jr. Assembles Legal Team to Sue FCC – The team includes RFK, Jr., IRREGULATORs’ Attorney Scott W. McCollough & Dafna Tachover

Robert Kennedy, Jr., Chairman of Children’s Health Defense (CHD) has committed to be proactive on the concerns regarding excessive exposure of our children to 5G and wireless radiation. To fulfill this promise, CHD will be submitting a lawsuit on February 3rd against the FCC for its December 4, 2019 decision to decline to review its 1996 guidelines, and for its determination that the guidelines are protective of human health.

The Dec. 4 determination provides a rare opportunity to sue the FCC and expose its disregard for public health that has been causing so many injuries and deaths, including among children. We will be representing the many children who have been injured. This is the opportunity we have been waiting for; a successful lawsuit on this will be a game changer.

To have the best chances of succeeding, we have assembled an ideal team of Attorneys to lead this case! Each one brings different strengths to the case:

Six Italian Courts Have Ruled that Cell Phones Cause Brain Tumors

Six Italian Courts Have Ruled that Cell Phones Cause Brain Tumors
By Martine Vriens and Dafna Tachover, published by hildrenshealthdefense.org, 21 January 2020
[Note: This article has been adapted and updated, with permission, from an earlier article published on May 29, 2019 by We Are the Evidence.]

On January 13, 2020, Turin’s Court of Appeals confirmed a 2017 decision determining that a former Telecom Italia worker’s acoustic neuroma (a benign tumor in the ear) was caused by his mobile phone use. This is the sixth time that an Italian court has affirmed a causal link between cell phone use and brain tumors, including decisions by the High Court of Italy.

The Appellate court reached its decision after a review of the evidence and after receiving the opinion of two court-appointed experts. The experts referred the court to studies indicating that individuals who speak on their phones for an average of 30 minutes a day for at least 10 years increase their risk of developing head tumors. After considering this evidence, the Appellate court in Turin stated, “There are solid elements to affirm a causal role between the exposure of the person to radiofrequencies from mobile phones and the disease that arose.”

20 January 2020

NTP Scientists Endorse Precaution - First Federal Officials To Take a Stand on Cell Phone Safety

NTP Scientists Endorse Precaution -
First Federal Officials To Take a Stand on Cell Phone Safety

microwavenews.com, January 17, 2020

NTP scientists have decided to follow the science.

In a recent revision to the information it offers the public on cell phone radiation, the National Toxicology Program (NTP) revealed that its scientists are now taking precautions by spending less time on cell phones and, when on a call, increasing the distance between their heads and the phones.

The NTP released the final report on its $30 million animal study that showed “clear evidence” of a link between cell phone radiation and cancer in late 2018. But until now NTP scientists have downplayed the implications of their findings in public statements.

19 January 2020

Cell Phone and Tumors, the Judgment of Turin is a Milestone

JUSTICE & IMPUNITY 
Cell phone and tumors, the judgment of Turin is a milestone. For me a breath of air
by Dr. Patrizia Gentilini, oncologist and hematologist, member of ISDE, ilfattoquotidiano.it,
18 January 2020 - auto-translation

The recent ruling of the Court of Appeal of Turin - which recognized the causal link between the onset of a rare acoustic nerve tumor (neuroma) in a worker exposed to a mobile phone and its use for an estimated time of 12,600 hours over 15 years - represents a milestone in the heated issue of the risks of mobile phones.

The first instance ruling had already recognized the pathology in question as an occupational disease and this further ruling, which confirms the first instance ruling and rejects the appeal made by INAIL, undoubtedly does justice to many repeated negationist positions on the subject.

17 January 2020

Electrosensitivity - an Environmental Illness, an Authentic Diagnosis, not a Delusional Disorder - by Dr. Andrew Tresidder

Physicians could learn from the example of British general practitioner Dr. Andrew Tresidder, who wrote an article with the purpose of educating public health professionals in his country about electrosmog. 

The article has been translated into French and is posted on the Swiss association site of ARRA .   Link to pdf in English and  Link to pdf in French

To my Medical Colleagues, GPs, Psychiatrists, Neurologists and others:

Electrosensitivity – an Environmental illness, an Authentic Diagnosis, not a Delusional Disorder
November 2018

How much is a life worth?
Summary: Electrosensitivity is the symptomatic sensitivity to Electric or Magnetic Fields of any frequency, including RadioFrequency (RF or Microwave) transmissions. As a symptomatic condition, it is becoming common due to the increasing environmental pressure on human biology. The source is pollution from wireless and other EM fields. Doctors as yet rarely recognize it due to educational issues. Safety always lags technological advance. There are barriers to recognition of harms. Current UK Advisory Safety Limits are based upon the outdated and disproven myth that Non-Thermal means Non-Harmful. Society and organizations have yet to fully travel the road from ‘there isn’t a problem’, ‘there might be a problem but it’s very small’ to ‘there is a problem’. Society does not recognize humans as electromagnetic beings, as well as physical bodies needing careful nutrition to maintain health. Meanwhile, increasing numbers of people suffer, often ignored or dismissed because society doesn’t yet appreciate the issue, and doctors have no answers. Electrosensitivity is soundly supported by both biology and physics.

Continue reading:
https://www.alerte.ch/images/stories/documents/info/ATresidder_EHS_en.pdf

16 January 2020

Time to Wake Up to the Global Public Health and Industrial Scandal of Phonegate

News since we last updated our article:
  • Issue of opinion by ANSES, "Exposure to mobile telephones carried close to the body"
  • Announcement by French Government on limiting exposure to the radiation of cell phones and better informing the public 
  • Meeting with the French Ministry of Economy and Finance
  • Request by the Environmental Health Trust and Phonegate Alert for Congressional hearings on illegal cell phone radiation
  • New study suggesting that exposure to radiofrequency radiation is associated with an increase in DNA damage
  • Confirmation of the Court of Appeal of Turin of the link between a head tumor and cell phone use
Time to Wake Up to the Global Public Health and Industrial Scandal of Phonegate
by Meris Michaels - Revised 16 January 2020

Phonegate Press Book
For over 20 years, cell phone users have been knowingly misled about their true levels of exposure to radiofrequency radiation RFR) under real conditions of use in contact with the body. Consumers have been doubly misled by not having been informed by the public authorities to keep the phone away from the body.

This issue concerns all of us and those we love. Most of us have cell phones. We hold them against our heads, keep them switched on in a pants or shirt pocket or tucked in a bra. Many of us are unaware that cell phone manufacturers are testing phones at a certain distance from the body, not in the ways that most of us use them, touching the body. These same manufacturers warn us to keep the phone at a distance from the body.

The authorities have been lax in implementing public health campaigns and recommendations to reduce RFR exposure, especially regarding children, pregnant women and medically sensitive populations who are more vulnerable to this radiation.

Italy: Cell phone and tumors, Turin Court of Appeal confirms: “Link between use and ear cancer. Often scholars are in conflict of interest "

We thank Dr. Joel Moscowitz, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, for this translation of the excellent article on the recent legal decision by the Turin Court of Appeal. He draws our attention to two other versions of the same news story published by The Guardian and Newsweek which demonstrate the pro-industry bias of the mainstream media in the U.S. and U.K. when reporting about cell phone radiation health risks.

The tumor involved in this legal case was a very rare tumor called an acoustic neuroma, also known as vestibular schwannoma. For information about the science see Dr. Moscowitz's post: Acoustic Neuroma and Cell Phone Use.

Cell phone and tumors, Turin Court of Appeal confirms: “Link between use and ear cancer. Often scholars are in conflict of interest "
by Andrea Tundo, il Fatto Quotidiano, Jan 14, 2020 (Google translation from Italian)

The 36 pages represent a historical verdict, because for the first time a worker has obtained two favorable judgments of merit in similar cases: Roberto Romeo, a former Telecom employee, spent at least 4 hours a day on his cell phone.

15 January 2020

The Court of Appeal of Turin Confirms the Link Between a Head Tumour and Mobile Phone Use

The Court of Appeal of Turin confirms the link between a head tumour and mobile phone use
Equipe Phonegate 15 Jan 2020

The Court of Appeal of Turin confirms in a full judgment published on 13 January 2020 (904/2019 of 3.12.2019 , Romeo v. INAIL) the decision of the Tribunal of Ivrea of 2017. Judge Fadda considers that the worker’s acoustic neuroma (benign tumour of the head) was indeed caused by the use of the mobile phone.

Direct link to judgment.

According to the Court:

“there is protective scientific jurisprudence that supports the assertion of causation based on criteria of “more likely than not”. P.33.”

And to add:

“Epidemiological data, the results of experiments on animals (not contradicted, at present, by other experiments of the same type), the duration and intensity of exposure … which are particularly important in view of the dose-response relationship established – at the scientific level – between exposure to mobile phone radiofrequencies and the risk of acoustic neuroma, as well as the absence of any other factor which could have caused the disease”.

The scientific analysis by independent experts appointed by the Court confirms the causal link