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21 April 2021

France : Report on 5G and health: ANSES between confusion and inconsistency!

[Press release] Report on 5G and health: ANSES between confusion and inconsistency!
Equipe Phonegate 21 Apr 2021

The report turns its back on the concerns about the deployment of 5G, expressed by many scientists, health professionals, our organizations and citizens both in France and in Europe.

According to ANSES, “the resulting exposure to electromagnetic fields (from the deployment of 5G) is not representative today of what it will be in the future. The agency remains confused about the different modes of exposure, mobile phones, antennas, connected objects. It does not address the cumulative effect due to exposure to all frequencies, proposing only a differentiated analysis by bands.

Directly following the guidelines of ICNIRP (International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection), whose conflicts of interest are well known, the agency only considers thermal effects as health effects, voluntarily ignoring biological effects.

17 April 2021

Cell Phone Radiation and Parotid Gland Cancer: Personal Testimony

We thank this courageous person for sharing her story. The article includes mention of published research on this type of cancer and exposure to cell phones.

MY CANCER STORY: CELL PHONE RADIATION AND PAROTID GLAND CANCER
Environmental Health Trust, 13 April 2021

Research on long term exposure to cell phones has found increased risk for tumors of the parotid gland. EHT is sharing sent in by a woman wanting to raise awareness on the issue. May her story save lives.

My cancer story.

I found a lump on the left side of my face in front of my left ear in late 2019.

In early 2020 after having a CT, MRI, and Biopsy, I was diagnosed with Mucoepidermoid. Mucoepidermoid is a carcinoma, which is a malignant tumor of the parotid gland.

On July 20, 2020, I underwent a left superficial parotidectomy with facial nerve preservation and left selective level II lymph node dissection at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville le, FL.

I have used a cell phone for close to 20 years. I started using iPhone about 8-10 years ago, with my most recent phone being an iPhone 7 that I have used for the past two years.

Daily my average phone time is 1-2 hours of holding the phone to my left ear. I would talk with my elderly mother daily for 30 mins to 1 hour, sometimes a few times a day. I would not use the speaker because she could not hear me. So I would hold the phone to my left ear. I would also talk to my older sister several times a day. Sometimes 30-45 mins a day and would hold the phone to my left ear as well.

United States: Family Sues Telecom Giants, Alleging They Hid Risks of Cell Phone Radiation That Caused Man’s Brain Cancer

Family Sues Telecom Giants, Alleging They Hid Risks of Cell Phone Radiation That Caused Man’s Brain Cancer
By Dafna Tachover, Esq, Childrens' Health Defense, 16 April 2021

Children’s Health Defense Chairman Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is part of the legal team representing the family of Frank Aaron Walker, who died at age 49 from an aggressive brain cancer linked to cell phone radiation.

The family of a pastor from Louisiana who died from glioblastoma, an aggressive brain cancer, is suing Motorola, AT&T and other telecommunications companies. The lawsuit, filed April 8, alleges the cancer was caused by exposure to cell phones’ radiation and that the telecommunications industry has engaged for decades in fraudulent practices to hide the health risks of cell phone radiation.

The lawsuit was brought by the widow and two sons of Frank Aaron Walker, a pastor, teacher and musician from Louisiana. Mr. Walker, who used cell phones for 25 years, was diagnosed with glioblastoma brain cancer in January 2019. Walker died Dec. 31, 2020, at the age of 49, after a two-year battle with this cancer.

09 April 2021

New Study from Switzerland: Manmade Electromagnetic Fields and Oxidative Stress—Biological Effects and Consequences for Health

Full report by Berenis - Swiss Expert Group on electromagnetic fields and non-ionizing radiation

Manmade Electromagnetic Fields and Oxidative Stress—Biological Effects and Consequences for Health
by David Schuermann, Department of Biomedicine, University of Basel, Mattenstrasse 28, CH-4058 Basel, Switzerland and 
Meike Mevissen, Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, Vetsuisse Faculty, University of Bern, Laenggassstrasse 124, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland

Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2021, 22(7), 3772; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms22073772
Published: 6 April 2021

′′ A trend is emerging, where it becomes clear that even when you consider methodological weaknesses, EMF exposure, even in the low dose interval, can very well give changes in cellular oxidative balance."

‘In summary, indications for increased oxidative stress caused by RF-EMF and ELF-MF were reported in the majority of the animal studies and in more than half of the cell studies. Investigations in Wistar and Sprague-Dawley rats provided consistent evidence for oxidative stress occurring after RF-EMF exposure in the brain and testes and some indication of oxidative stress in the heart. Observations in Sprague-Dawley rats also seem to provide consistent evidence for oxidative stress in the liver and kidneys. In mice, oxidative stress induced by RF-EMF was predominantly demonstrated in the brain and testes, as well as in liver, kidneys, and ovaries. These observations were made with a variety of cell types, exposure times, and dosages (SAR or field strengths), within the range of the regulatory limits and recommendations. 

United States: In New Attack on Telecom Secrecy, Family of Pastor Alleges Cell Phone Radiation Link to His Deadly Brain Cancer

Lundy, Lundy, Soileau & South, LLP: In New Attack on Telecom Secrecy, Family of Pastor Alleges Cell Phone Radiation Link to His Deadly Brain Cancer
NEWS PROVIDED BY Lundy, Lundy, Soileau & South, LLP, Apr 08, 2021

LAKE CHARLES, La., April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The family of a Sulphur, La. pastor who died last year from aggressive brain cancer alleges in a new federal-court lawsuit that the telecom industry has hidden the known health risks of cell phone radiation for decades, the Lundy, Lundy, Soileau & South, LLP law firm said today.

According to the lawsuit, the telecom industry suppressed credible cell phone safety concerns and has conspired to conceal or alter results of safety studies to make them more "market friendly." The lawsuit cites a long history of relevant scientific studies and industry actions taken since the 1980s, including the firing, defunding or denigration of researchers who discovered adverse effects associated with cell phone use.

Filed in federal court in Lakes Charles, La., the lawsuit was brought by the widow and two sons of Frank Aaron Walker, a 25-year user of cell phone products. A pastor and teacher, Mr. Walker died on Dec. 31, 2020 at the age of 49, after a two-year battle with glioblastoma that included extensive radiation, chemotherapy and surgery.

08 April 2021

Phonegate Alert: Minutes of the 2019 and 2020 General Assemblies

Impressive results for an association that has just celebrated its third anniversary.

Minutes of the 2019 and 2020 General Assembly of Phonegate Alert

Equipe Phonegate 8 Apr 2021

The 2019 and 2020 general assemblies were held on Saturday, March 27, 2021 by videoconference. Here is a report of the information exchanged during this important time for our young association which has just celebrated its third anniversary.

2019 General Assembly

2019 Moral Report of Dr. Marc Arazi


The outbreak of the Covid 19 epidemic has considerably delayed the setting up of our 2019 General Assembly. It will therefore be held by videoconference.

We can say right away that our action and our association have greatly gained visibility during the year 2019. This is a great encouragement for all those who have actively participated in the recognition of this international industrial and health scandal.

07 April 2021

26 New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (6 April 2021)

26 New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (6 April 2021)
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, 6 April 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 932-page document (pdf) go to: http://bit.ly/saferemr040621

Recent Research on Wireless Radiation and Electromagnetic Fields

News

ICNIRP Work Plan 2020-2024


The International Commission for Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) has defined a new work plan for 2020-2024. The plan addresses most frequencies of the non-ionizing frequency spectrum. Projects include revisiting low frequency and static magnetic field guidelines and evaluating environmental issues related to electromagnetic fields. To see their work plan: https://www.icnirp.org/en/activities/work-plan/index.html.

Recent Papers (titles only - to view abstracts: http://bit.ly/saferemr040621

31 March 2021

[Press release] The French National Agency for Health Safety (ANSES) questioned on its ability to protect the health of citizens using cell phones

[Press release] The French National Agency for Health Safety (ANSES) questioned on its ability to protect the health of citizens using cell phones
Equipe Phonegate 31 Mar 2021

Press release dated March 30, 2021

The mission of ANSES is to implement: “an independent and pluralistic scientific expertise” and to contribute to “[propose] to the competent authorities any measure likely to preserve public health”.

Accordingly, four associations, Phonegate Alert, CRIIREM, Robin des toits and SERA, members of the dialogue committee “Radiofrequencies and health”, wrote on March 25, 2021 to the Director General of ANSES, Mr. Roger Genet, to ask him to clarify the positions of the agency with regard to ICNIRP (International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection), in particular concerning the validity of its work from a scientific point of view, and the conflicts of interest that govern it. This is particularly true at a time when the agency is inviting Mr. Rodney Croft, President of ICNIRP, to speak at the next meeting of the committee on April 1.

They also ask the agency in charge of health issues to transmit in full transparency the scientific information in its possession concerning the SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) measurements and especially the factors that determine these measurements (1g, 10g, duration of exposure, size of the dummy, polarity, etc.).

United States: In ‘Disheartening’ Ruling, Court Paves Way for Deployment of 5G Wireless Antennas on Private Property

In ‘Disheartening’ Ruling, Court Paves Way for Deployment of 5G Wireless Antennas on Private Property
By CHD 5G and Wireless Harms Project Team

CHD Chairman RFK, Jr., said the recent court ruling allowing the installation of wireless antenna on private property sentences vulnerable adults and children to eviction, diminished property values and debilitating illness without legal recourse.

An emergency injunction filed earlier this month by Children’s Health Defense (CHD) to stop a rule allowing private property owners to place fixed point-to-point antennas on their property and extend 5G wireless services to users on neighboring properties was denied last week by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

CHD’s emergency motion for an emergency injunction to stay the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) amendment to the “Over-the-Air Reception Devices” rule (OTARD) would have stopped the rule from going into effect March 29.

30 March 2021

NY State Lawmakers Float Creation Of 5G Safety Commission

NY State Lawmakers Float Creation Of 5G Safety Commission
Khorri Atkinson, Law360, Mar 29, 2021

Law360 (March 29, 2021, 10:24 PM EDT) -- Two New York state lawmakers have introduced legislation to establish a commission charged with examining the health and environmental impacts of wireless radiation emitted by 5G technology and other wireless antennas.

The temporary commission, proposed by Sen. Anna Kaplan, D-Great Neck, and Assemblyman Tom Abinanti, D-Greenburgh, would consist of 15 members including health experts, environmental scientists and independent electromagnetic radiation researchers.

Under the legislation, the panel would present an initial report on its findings to the state legislature by June 2022 and a final report the following December.