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31 May 2018

« Electromagnetic radiation: Four smartphone manufacturers pinpointed » 01.net

« Electromagnetic radiation: Four smartphone manufacturers pinpointed » 01.net
phonegatealert.org, 31 May 2018

In an article published yesterday on the site 01.net, the journalist Camille Suard revisited the announcements of ANFR with regard to the withdrawal and recall of the Neffos X1 of the Chinese manufacturer TP-Link as well as the updating of the Alcatel PIXI 4-6 (2.4 W/kg, then 1.58 W/kg after the update), the TCL Echo Star Plus (2.01 W/kg, then 1.41 W/kg) and the Honor 8 (2.11 W/kg, then 1.45 W/kg) for exceeding the regulatory thresholds of exposure to the body.

Concerning the damage to the image of the manufacturers, we fully agree with the journalist: « The Honor 8 (2.11 W/kg then 1.45 W/kg)… is a very popular smartphone that has allowed the affiliate Huawei to establish a sound reputation of good value for money. Even if the problem can be corrected directly by the user through installing the latest update of the phone, such disclosures are never good news for the image of the brand. »

Electromagnetic Fields A ‘Credible Threat’ To Wildlife

Study: Electromagnetic Fields A ‘Credible Threat’ To Wildlife
Written by Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., Principia Scientific International, May 30, 2018

A new report found that electromagnetic fields emitted by power lines, Wi-Fi, broadcast and cell towers pose a “credible” threat to wildlife, and that 5G (fifth generation cellular technology) could cause greater harm.

The analysis of 97 peer-reviewed studies by the EKLIPSE project concluded that electromagnetic radiation (EMR) is a potential risk to insect and bird orientation and to plant health.

The report concluded that:

  • EMR represents a potential risk to the orientation or movement of invertebrates and may affect insect behavior and reproduction;
  • bird orientation can be disrupted by weak magnetic fields in the radiofrequency range, and the same may be true for other vertebrates including mammals; and
  • EMR exposure may affect plant metabolism due to production of reactive oxygen species often resulting in reduced plant growth.
  • Moreover, there is “an urgent need to strengthen the scientific basis of the knowledge on EMR and their potential impacts on wildlife.”

Fifteen New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (24 May 2018)

Fifteen new papers on electromagnetic fields and biology or health, courtesy of Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., Director, Center for Family and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley.
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, 24 May 2018

News

EMF-Portal has announced that they can once again import scientific papers covering the radio frequency range and can close the gap in their archive through April 30, 2018, thanks to financial support from their users. However, they will need additional donations to continue to archive these papers beyond April. The International EMF Scientist Appeal is now one of twelve organizations that fund this archive of EMF science.

Although we have known for a long time that the FCC has ignored public health due to industry capture, the FCC now also ignores Congressional inquiries on various topics including net neutrality and radiofrequency radiation:

"The House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, one of the illustrious commissions of the US Congress, has written to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai asking why he is continuing to ignore communications from elected representatives."

"On August 15 2017, Senator Richard Blumenthal and Congresswomen Eshoo wrote to Pai requesting updates to rules and protections for workers who may be at risk from radiofrequency radiation. This letter followed similar requests to the FCC in 2015 and 2013, though Pai cannot be blamed in those circumstances." (Davies J. "US Congress asks Pai why he keeps ignoring its letters." telecoms.com, May 24, 2018).

30 May 2018

Phonegate: New Withdrawal and Updates for Four Mobile Phones

[First reaction] New withdrawal and updates for four mobile phones
phonegatealert.org, 29 May 2018

Following the announcement by the National Frequencies Agency (ANFR) on Thursday 5 April 2018, of the withdrawal by way of exchange by the mobile telephony operator Orange of 90,000 mobile phones of the « Hapi 30 » model manufactured by Mobiwire, it is now the turn of four new smartphones exceeding the 2 W/kg Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) threshold for the trunk to have to ensure compliance.

In a first press release published on the ANFR website on Tuesday 29 May 2018, the Agency announced the withdrawal from the market of the NEFFOS X1 TP902 phone imported by TP-Link France and stated: « The measurements revealed that the regulatory limit of 2 W/kg (Watt per kilogram) had been exceeded by 0.52 W/kg, i.e. with a value of 2.52 W/kg on the rear of the telephone ».

In a second press release appearing the same day, ANFR announced having requested the updating of three phones of the brands Alcatel PIXI 4-6 », Echo Star Plus and Huawei Honor 8.

29 May 2018

High Levels of Screen Time Linked to Cancer and Heart Disease

High levels of screen time linked to cancer and heart disease
BBC News, 24 May 2018

Too much screen time has been linked to heart disease and cancer in a new study.

Researchers at the University of Glasgow analysed the amount of time 390,089 people spent looking at TV and computer screens during leisure time.

They found that the association between a high level of screen time and poor health was almost twice as strong in those with low fitness levels.

Professor Jason Gill said the findings could affect public health guidance.

Discretionary screen time - watching screens during leisure time - is said to be a contributor to sedentary behaviour which is associated with higher risk of mortality and cardiovascular disease.

WIFI WARNING: Cancer Expert Claims School Wi-Fi Networks Could Put Pupils at Risk Because They 'Absorb Radiation'

WIFI WARNING: Cancer expert claims school wifi networks could put pupils at risk because they ‘absorb radiation’
by Phoebe Cooke, thesun.co.uk, 26 May 2018

An expert has claimed that exposure to wifi can put
children at risk.
Dr Anthony Miller believes wireless internet should be considered as dangerous as tobacco and asbestos to schoolchildren

A CANCER expert has claimed school wifi networks could put pupils at risk because they "absorb radiation".

Dr Anthony Miller, an adviser to the World Health Organisation, believes youngsters are at greater risk from radio waves because their smaller skulls can more easily be damaged by harmful rays.

He told Mirror Online: “Radiation from mobile phones and other wireless devices can cause changes in DNA and induce cancer in experimental animals.

“Children’s skulls are thinner and absorb much more of this radiation.

"We ignore this at our future peril.”

School Wi-Fi Networks 'Could Put Children's Health at Risk' As Grieving Mum Tells of Daughter's Wi-Fi 'Allergy'

School wifi networks 'could put children's health at risk' as grieving mum tells of daughter's wifi 'allergy'
by Grace Macaskill, mirror.co.uk26 May 2018

Mum Debra Fry has told of how her 15-year-old daughter Jenny killed herself after developing wifi “allergy”
Most phones also emit radio waves as well as using them to
access the net (Image: Getty)

A leading cancer expert has called for a ban on school wifi networks over fears they could put children’s health at risk.

Dr Anthony Miller, an advisor to the World Health Organisation, says pupils could suffer long-term effects from exposure to the radio waves.

He warned: “Radiation from mobile phones and other wireless devices can cause changes in DNA and induce cancer in experimental animals.

“Children’s skulls are thinner and absorb much more of this radiation. We ignore this at our future peril.”

Campaigners claim an increasing number of people suffer from “electromagnetic sensitivity” – leading to symptoms from a lack of concentration to headaches and nosebleeds.

In one disturbing case, a 15-year-old is said to have taken her own life after being overwhelmed by tiredness, dizzy spells and even itchy skin due to wifi networks at her school.

Mum Pulls Her Kids Out of School Citing Wi-Fi Allergy! But Is Wi-Fi Really Bad For Your Health?

Mum Pulls Her Kids Out of School Citing Wi-Fi Allergy! But Is Wi-Fi Really Bad For Your Health?
by Sandhya Raghavanlatestly.com, 28 May 2018

It’s in the air, it’s all around you, you can’t function without it and it’s all-powerful. No, it’s not ‘love’ we are talking about but Wi-Fi. It gave us freedom from wires, allowed connecting multiple devices, helped save money and offered and better speed and connectivity. But we have all wondered at some point whether all these amazing benefits were at the cost of our health. An Irish mom Alisa Keane from Downpatrick in Northern Ireland has reasons to believe so. That’s why she pulled her three children – James, Conn and Dara – out of school because she believed that Wi-Fi was making them sick.

The kids suffered from terrible nausea, headache and lack of concentration at school but their symptoms would vanish once they came back home. It didn’t take Alisa and her husband too long to connect the dots and speculate that Wi-Fi could be the culprit since the family used Ethernet at home. And this is not the first case where Wi-Fi was indicted. In 2015, 15-year-old Jenny Fry committed suicide because she was suffering from electro-hypersensitivity or EHS caused by the Wi-Fi in her school. Like the Keane kids, Jenny suffered from agonising headaches, which she believed was triggered by Wi-Fi at school. Jenny took her own life after she was tired of being taken lightly. Her mother Debra Fry now raises awareness about EHS.

Weak Electromagnetic Fields Might Have Therapeutic Effects on Autoimmune Diseases

Weak Electromagnetic Fields Might Have Therapeutic Effects on Autoimmune Diseases
by Jacques Lintermans PhD, Pharmaceutical Consultant, linkedin.com, 28 May 2018

From an increasing number of reported observations it became little questionable that intensive exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) has detrimental effects on living organisms.

In human beings, it may in particular be pointed out that alterations of the immune system were observed in different populations occupationally exposed to waves ranging from very low frequencies to microwaves (1)(2).

Lower counts ot T-lymphocytes and NK cells were measured in people working on radar, in metro workers, in museum employees, in the personnel of EMF emitting industries, in dentists and in housewives living near radiotelevision broadcasting stations.

EMF-provoked alterations of the immune system were confirmed in animal experiments (3).

Those abnormal immunologic states reflect weakened natural defense and higher risk with respect to infectious diseases and cancer.

24 May 2018

Long Use of Mobile Phones Dangerous for Kids: Article from Ghana

Long use of mobile phones dangerous for kids
Source: graphic.com.gh,, businessghana.com, 24 May 2018

Children below 15 years have been advised not to spend more than 30 minutes continuously on mobile phone because exposure to it for a long time could expose them to serious health problems.

The Deputy Director, Radiation Protection Institute of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, Dr Joseph Kwabena Amoako, who gave the advice, recommended that if children have to stay on their mobile phones for longer than 40 minutes at a time, it was best to do so using the hands-free kit or break the conversation after 30 minutes and go back to their chat later.

Dr Amoako explained that children were at risk of cancer and their brain activity affected from the long term use of mobile phones because their immune system was not fully developed.

He said in an interview that constant use of mobile phones by children could affect their brain activity.

“Their sleep pattern could be affected because the electromagnetic fields (electrical waves) from the phones will keep interfering with their sleep.

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity – An Issue of Today’s Internet of Things

This article seeks to convey an appreciation of potential ramifications of EHS from a legal standpoint regarding various governments’ modernisation policies.

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity – An issue of today’s Internet of Things
POSTED BY DAVID-HAND, justis.com, 18 MAY 2018

As towns and boroughs develop, more and more public spaces contain WIFI; some are provided to the public for free and some for payment. Free WIFI is an incentive to use a space, initiated by businesses and municipal corporations, be it in the corner coffee shop or a public square in town. However, there are some people for whom free WIFI, or any kind of WIFI, could be a nightmare. In fact, not just WIFI, but any everyday electronic device such as a mobile phone, television, computer, radio, cell tower masts; anything that emits radiation. These are people who suffer from Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS); this condition was recently brought to wider attention by the ‘Breaking Bad’ spinoff show, ‘Better Call Saul’, in which a character had to cover himself in special material and live with no electricity. Yet from as early as 1932, the condition was referred to as ‘electro-hypersensitivity’ by a German doctor.[1] The condition is also known as ‘electrosensitivity’; for a useful historical development of EHS, see here.[2]

Extremely Low Frequency Electromagnetic Fields Impair the Cognitive and Motor Abilities of Honey Bees

Extremely Low Frequency Electromagnetic Fields Impair the Cognitive and Motor Abilities of Honey Bees
S. Shepherd, M. A. P. Lima, E. E. Oliveira, S. M. Sharkh, C. W. Jackson & P. L. Newland

Scientific Reportsvolume 8, Article number: 7932(2018)
doi:10.1038/s41598-018-26185-y

Received: 07 January 2018 Accepted:08 May 2018 Published:21 May 2018

Abstract

Extremely low frequency electromagnetic field (ELF EMF) pollution from overhead powerlines is known to cause biological effects across many phyla, but these effects are poorly understood. Honey bees are important pollinators across the globe and due to their foraging flights are exposed to relatively high levels of ELF EMF in proximity to powerlines. Here we ask how acute exposure to 50 Hz ELF EMFs at levels ranging from 20–100 µT, found at ground level below powerline conductors, to 1000–7000 µT, found within 1 m of the conductors, affects honey bee olfactory learning, flight, foraging activity and feeding. ELF EMF exposure was found to reduce learning, alter flight dynamics, reduce the success of foraging flights towards food sources, and feeding. The results suggest that 50 Hz ELF EMFs emitted from powerlines may represent a prominent environmental stressor for honey bees, with the potential to impact on their cognitive and motor abilities, which could in turn reduce their ability to pollinate crops.

Northern Ireland: Wi-Fi Health Fears Prompt Parents to Remove Children from Primary School

WiFi health fears prompt parents to remove children from primary school
by Jilly Beattiebelfastlive.co.uk, 23 May 2018

Brain boffin says links to breast and brain cancer, infertility, genetic mutations related to autism, ADHD and newly identified illnesses can no longer be ignored

James 9, mum Alisa and Conn 7
A mum has removed her children from school over fears the WiFi in the building was making them sick.

Alisa Keane from Downpatrick, Co Down , was dealing with recurring health problems with her sons, James, Conn and Dara.

They suffered severe headaches, nausea and problems with flagging and erratic concentration when in class but the symptoms vanished after spending an hour or two at home.

Alisa, 45, a trained teacher and communications expert, told Belfast Live: “I was very concerned about them. The issues seemed more pronounced with James who is the oldest, but all three boys were struggling with the same problems.

“When James told me he just couldn’t think in school I was really concerned. He said he could only think straight when he was at home.

21 May 2018

Increased Incidence of Cervical Cancer in Sweden: Possible Link with HPV Vaccination

COMMENT
Increased incidence of cervical cancer in Sweden: Possible link with HPV vaccination

by Lars Andersson, Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, Published online: April 30, 2018

Abstract
The Centre for Cervical Cancer Prevention in Sweden has noted in its annual report a substantial increase in the incidence of invasive cervical cancer, especially during the two years 2014 and 2015. I have sub-grouped the data according to age, using the same statistical database of the National Board of Health and Welfare as used by the authors of the above-mentioned report. The increase in the incidence of cervical cancer was shown to be most prominent among women 20–49 years of age while no apparent increase was observed among women above 50. The FDA has noted in the clinical trials referred to it for marketing approval that women exposed to the human papilloma virus (HPV) prior to vaccination had an increase in premalignant cell changes compared with placebo controls. I discuss the possibility that HPV vaccination could play a role in the increase in the incidence of cervical cancer by causing instead of preventing cervical cancer disease in women previously exposed to HPV. A time relationship exists between the start of vaccination and the increase in the incidence of cervical cancer. The HPV vaccines were approved in 2006 and 2007, respectively and most young girls started to be vaccinated during 2012–2013.

Full text:
https://ijme.in/articles/increased-incidence-of-cervical-cancer-in-sweden-possible-link-with-hpv-vaccination/?galley=html

France: New Draft Decrees on SAR from Ministry of Health: Comments and Proposals by Association Phonegate Alert

New draft decrees on SAR from French Ministry of Health: Comments and Proposals by Association Phonegate Alert

On May 13. 2018, the association « Phonegate Alert » sent its opinion and comments on the consultation organized by the French Ministry of Health and Solidarity with regard to the draft decrees on information to consumers of radioelectric terminal devices and display of Specific Absorption Rates (SAR). Below is a summary translation of these comments with a link to the full text of the document in French.

New decrees on SAR: The French Ministry of Health in troubled waters
phonegatealert.org, 15 May 2018

On May 13. 2018, our association « Phonegate Alert » sent its opinion and comments on the consultation organized by the French Ministry of Health and Solidarity with regard to the draft decrees on information to consumers of radioelectric terminal devices and display of Specific Absorption Rates (SAR).

In the midst of the Phonegate health and industrial scandal, all these initial drafts by the Ministry seem to be disappointing to say the least and, more seriously, aimed mainly at protecting the manufacturers rather than the users of mobile phones, tablets and other connected devices.

We are calling on the State to take responsibility and on Minister Agnès Buzyn to ensure that our various proposals are integrated into these drafts so that public health issues are really taken into account, especially concerning children.

20 May 2018

Many U.S. News Stations Are Covering Cell Phone and WiFi Radiation Concerns. Are Yours?

Many U.S. News Stations Are Covering Cell Phone and WiFi Radiation Concerns. Are Yours?
by B.N. Frank, activistpost.com, 9 May 2018

Even though tech companies continue marketing their products to people of all ages, many local and national news stations have been airing segments about cell phone and wireless WiFi radiation exposure concerns for several years already.

Some Americans may have first become concerned only because celebrities and public figureslike Dr. Oz, Dr. Jill Stein, Kourtney Kardashian, Suzanne Somers, and more have used their platforms to talk about this. Many documentaries have also been produced including Generation Zapped.

Dr. Joel Moskowitz of University of Berkley, CA is one of many American scientists who has also been trying to raise awareness. His SaferEMR.com website includes one page devoted to U.S. news stations airing segments about exposure concerns.

Many other media sources have also been contributing articles and segments about cell phone and wireless WiFi radiation concerns. Some are referring to The Telecom Industry as “Big Wireless” and are comparing them to “Big Tobacco.”

How the Gut Influences Neurologic Disease

Credit: CC0 Public Domain
How the gut influences neurologic disease
Brigham and Women's Hospital, 16 May 2018

A study published this week in Nature sheds new light on the connection between the gut and the brain, untangling the complex interplay that allows the byproducts of microorganisms living in the gut to influence the progression of neurodegenerative diseases. Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have been using both animal models and human cells from patients to tease out the key players involved in the gut-brain connection as well as in the crosstalk between immune cells and brain cells. Their new publication defines a pathway that may help guide therapies for multiple sclerosis and other neurologic diseases.

Characteristics of Perceived Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity in the General Population

See more studies on the site of Dr. Joel Moskowitz, Director, Center for Family and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley: 

Characteristics of perceived electromagnetic hypersensitivity in the general population


Gruber MJ, Palmquist E, Nordin S. Characteristics of perceived electromagnetic hypersensitivity in the general population. Scand J Psychol. 2018 May 9. doi: 10.1111/sjop.12449.

Abstract

Health problems evoked in the presence of electrical equipment is a concern, calling for better understanding for characteristics of electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) in the general population. The present study investigated demographics, lifestyle factors, frequency and duration, coping strategies, proportion meeting clinical criteria for intolerance attributed to electromagnetic fields (EMF) and comorbidity. Using data from a large-scale population-based questionnaire study, we investigated persons with self-reported (n = 91) EHS in comparison to referents (n = 3,250). Middle age, female sex and poor perceived health was found to be associated with EHS. More than 50% in the EHS group reported having EMF-related symptoms more often than once a week, and the mean number of years experiencing EHS was 10.5. More than half of the EHS group reported that their symptoms started after a high-dose or long-term EMF exposure, that they actively tried to avoid EMF sources and that they mostly could affect the EMF environment. A minority of the EHS group had sought medical attention, been diagnosed by a physician or received treatment. Exhaustion syndrome, anxiety disorder, back/joint/muscle disorder, depression, functional somatic syndrome and migraine were comorbid with EHS. The results provide ground for future study of these characteristic features being risk factors for development of EHS and or consequences of EHS.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29741795

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Means Peter Lloyd Can't Leave His House... Or Enjoy Any Modern Pleasures Inside

Electromagnetic hypersensitivity means Peter Lloyd can't leave his house... or enjoy any modern pleasures inside
by Martin Shiptonwalesonline.co.uk, 16 October 2014
(This article is no longer available online on its original site.)

Peter Lloyd cannot be near anything electrical.
The 42-year-old says he is desperate to be housed in an isolated wooden hut because virtually every aspect of modern life causes him pain

He can’t use mains electricity for heating or lighting and washes with water heated on a gas cooker.

He has no electric gadgets, cannot watch TV, listen to a CD, access the internet or use a telephone.

Visitors have to leave mobile phones and watches outside because they would cause a severe reaction.

And he is unable to go out because of the likelihood of encountering someone with a mobile phone, a passing car, a power drill or a wifi zone.

18 May 2018

Austria: Vienna Symposium on Safe Use of Digital Technology"- Vienna, 17 May 2018


The symposium took place on 17 May 2018.  See program here.

Wireless Internet and Mobile Communications: The Medical Association warns of careful handling
aekwien.at

Symposium on new wireless and mobile technologies clarifies risks - Szekeres: "Protecting young people and children in particular"

With the publication of the "10 Medical Mobile Phone Rules", the Vienna Medical Association has been providing medical care and wireless internet preventive medical care for more than ten years, and the Medical Association is now organizing the "Vienna Symposium on Safe Use of Digital Technology" as a continuation of the Nicosia Declaration of 2017. In the Nicosia Declaration, the Medical Association together with Cypriot institutions had published protective measures against mobile phone radiation and rules for children and adolescents, and called for a ban on WLAN in kindergartens and schools.

16 May 2018

Cell Tower Cancer Link Confirmed?

Cell tower cancer link confirmed?
by Alan Peterson, M.D.lancasteronline.com/opinion, 16 May 2018

A recent Italian study, as well as one by the U.S. National Toxicology Program, has proven cancer in lab animals’ hearts. And the Italian study found increases in malignant brain cells in some. Cancers occurred at legally permitted levels.

These two studies reinforce others providing clear evidence that radiofrequency radiation causes acoustic neuromas and gliomas, and should be classified as carcinogenic to humans, according to a physician-epidemiologist from Sweden.

Another from the University of Toronto stated that the evidence indicating wireless technology is carcinogenic has increased and can no longer be ignored. Concerns, therefore, have increased for those living near or attending a school close to a cell tower.

Why Is Our Society So Sick?

This is a very good - and long - article on what is making us ill:  radiofrequency radiation, GMOs, chemtrails, vaccines, conventional medicine...   Many of us know this, but the article seems to go deeper.  It is a reflection on the way in which we are living in the very sick environment we created, far from the harmony of nature (if such still exists)...

"There was never anything wrong with who we were, or the way that we were meant to live. We became too smart, too greedy and too caught up in our minds to see where we were heading. Now we see, and now we know."

Why Is Our Society So Sick?
By Hilde Larsen, Contributing writer for Wake Up World, 16 May 2018

As someone who suffered from long term chronic illness, I found that looking for health became much easier once I understood why I was sick. When I realized what I had been doing to myself, it became crystal clear to me why I was suffering. While everything is perfect in nature, what we have become by moving away from it is not. It has created suffering. WE have created suffering.

Being sick is not natural, being healthy is. It is what we are designed to be. There is nothing natural about having a body that is imbalanced, tired, sick and in pain.

14 May 2018

Changing Mix of Brain Tumors in U.K.: GBM Going Up, Other Malignant Glioma Going Down

RE-POSTED 14 MAY 2018:  We were already told in February 2017 that the incidence of the deadliest type of brain cancer, glioblastoma multiforme, was increasing in the United Kingdom.

Changing Mix of Brain Tumors in U.K.
microwavenews.com, 31 January 2017

GBM Going Up, Other Malignant Glioma Going Down

The incidence of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most virulent and deadly type of brain cancer, is going up in the U.K., while the incidence there of other types of malignant brain tumors are declining, according to some newly published raw data.

Take a look at the two plots below and the trends are immediately apparent.

The incidence rates are not corrected for age, or any other factors. Better screening and diagnostics, the oft-cited explanations for an observed increase in a type of cancer, seems unlikely. Any such changes would probably affect all types of brain tumors. It is possible that the trends reflect the aging of the population, but that too seems doubtful since the likelihood of developing glioma increases with age once past the mid-teenage years.



(GBM is a type of glioma, so the right-hand plot would be better titled 
“Malignant Glioma other than GBM”)

Congress, Privacy Groups Question Amazin's Echo Dot for Kids

Congress, Privacy Groups Question Amazin's Echo Dot for Kids
by Itasha Tiku, wired.com, 5 May 2018

Amazon's Echo Dot smart speaker.  Amazon
LAWMAKERS, CHILD DEVELOPMENT experts, and privacy advocates are expressing concerns about two new Amazon products targeting children, questioning whether they prod kids to be too dependent on technology and potentially jeopardize their privacy.

In a letter to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Friday, two members of the bipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus raised concerns about Amazon’s smart speaker Echo Dot Kids and a companion service called FreeTime Unlimited that lets kids access a children’s version of Alexa, Amazon’s voice-controlled digital assistant.

13 May 2018

United Kingdom: Brit Dad Sues Nokia for Up to £1Million Claiming Using His Mobile Phone Caused His Brain Tumor

"The surgeon who operated on Neil has not ruled out the possibility that the phone caused the tumour."

Mr Whitfield wants phone companies to put warnings on packaging, similar to those on tobacco products in the UK. Nokia says all their products are compliant with health guidelines. A company spokesman told the newspaper: 'All products comply with ­international exposure guidelines and limits that are set by public health ­authorities.' (from DailyMail article)

Brit dad sues Nokia for up to £1million claiming using his mobile phone caused his brain tumour
by Grace Macaskill, mirror.co.uk, 12 May 2018

Neil Whitfield, 60, and his family believe his cancer was
caused by his Nokia phone (Image: Peter Powell/
Sunday Mirror)
Neil Whitfield, 60, says he developed an acoustic neuroma tumour due to heavy phone use for his job in the late 1990s

A salesman who suffered a brain tumour is suing Nokia for ­“significant” compensation which could hit £1million – in a case that could cost mobile phone firms a fortune.

Father-of-six Neil Whitfield, 60, claims heavy mobile phone use in the late 1990s caused a deadly growth.

His job meant using a phone for long spells – and in the days before it was illegal he had the gadget pressed to his ear while driving.

Neil developed an acoustic neuroma tumour on a nerve between his inner ear and brain.

An x-ray of the tumour that appeared in Neil's brain
(Image: Getty Images)
He was left deaf in one ear after surgery in 2001 to remove a growth the size of a golf ball. He also suffers with balance problems.

Neil said: “I have no doubt my tumour was caused by mobile phones.

“I spent almost five years glued to my phone hours at a time until I was diagnosed. I could feel the heat coming off it.

“I know this is going to be a real David and Goliath battle. It might take a while before it’s settled but I won’t give up.

“This is for the future of my children and kids everywhere.”

12 May 2018

Everybody Has the Right to Know about Cell Phone Radiation

Guest column: Everybody has the right to know about cell phone radiation
by Theodora Scarato For Mitzpeh, umdmitzpeh.com, 7 May 2018

Views expressed in opinion columns are the author’s own.

(Photo: pixnio)
The Supreme Court is poised to consider an issue close to our hearts — our cell phones.

When we go in a store to buy a new cell phone, should we be informed that the phone has very specific instructions — usually buried deep in the manual, like on page 50 — to keep the phone at a distance from the body?

And furthermore should we be informed that if we don’t follow these instructions we could be exposing our body to radiation at levels that violate U.S. government limits?

After Berkeley, California, passed their Cell Phone Right To Know Ordinance in 2015 informing people, “If you carry or use your phone in a pants or shirt pocket or tucked into a bra when the phone is ON and connected to a wireless network, you may exceed the federal guidelines for exposure to RF radiation,” the wireless communications industry lobby group the CTIA immediately slapped the city with a lawsuit. It lost.

University of Bristol Confirms Sudden Death of First-Year Student: 3rd Student to Die at University in Three Weeks and 10th Since 2016

The Wills Memorial Building, part of the University of
Bristol.  Photo:
Stephen Dorey/Getty Images
"It's too early to say something about causes of these tragic events. 5 G testing at the university of Bristol has still been going on over the last couple of years. https://5g.co.uk/news/bristol%E2%80%99s-hosting-the-first-5g-trial-of-2018-and-it%E2%80%99s-public/4240/

"The University of Bristol for its part has had its own closed 5G network since 2015, and last year the university set a new world record in 5G spectrum efficiency"

"It can therefore not be ruled out that there is a connection between the deaths and 5 G testing."
(Comment from a Facebook friend)

University of Bristol confirms sudden death of first-year student
by Sally Weale Education correspondent, The Guardian, 10 May 2018

Ben Murray is third student to die at the university in three weeks and 10th since 2016

The University of Bristol has confirmed the “sudden and unexpected” death of a first-year English student – the third student to die at the prestigious Russell Group institution in three weeks.

A university spokesperson said the student, Ben Murray, died on Saturday. There were no suspicious circumstances and an inquest will be held by the coroner in due course.

11 May 2018

Cancer Linked to Cellphone Use, Italian Court Rules in Landmark Case - April 2017 Article

Cancer Linked to Cellphone Use, Italian Court Rules in Landmark Case
by Janice Williams, newsweek.com, 21 April 2017

For the first time ever, a judge in Italy has ruled that excessive cellphone use can result in brain cancer. Roberto Romeo, 57, worked for Telecom Italia, a telecommunications company, for 15 years and said constant use of his mobile phone for work-related purposes caused him to develop a tumor in his brain, Agence France-Presse reported.

(Photo):  A delegate uses her cell phone to buy a M-Akiba bond during the launch of the first mobile-phone-based government bond at the Treasury building in Nairobi, Kenya on March 23, 2017. An Italian court rules in favor of a man who sued his job for causing him to develop brain cancer on April 21, 2017.THOMAS MUKOYA/REUTERS

Following the verdict, which was released to the public Thursday, an Italian court in Iverea awarded Romeo a state-funded pension of about $535 a month after a medical examiner determined Romeo’s brain cancer damaged 23 percent of his bodily function. The pension will be paid out to Romeo by national insurance company INAIL, which covers workplace accident claims.

Can Mobile Phones Cause Cancer?

Can mobile phones cause cancer? This new study says yes, raises fresh fears
par Manali Shah, Hindustan Times, Mumbai, 11 May 2018

Mobile phones can cause cancer, suggests a new study conducted in the UK. It suggests cell phone radiation can cause a fatal type of brain tumour called glioblastoma multiforme. Here’s what the experts say.
Cell phones can cause cancer, suggests a new study
conducted in the UK.  (Getty Images) 

This month, a study published in the Journal of Public Health and Environment, raised new fears about cancer’s connection to cellphones, reported The Telegraph (UK). The research team investigated the rise of an often fatal type of brain tumour called Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM). A total of 79, 241 malignant brain tumours over 21 years were analysed. They found that GBM cases in England went from around 1,250 a year in 1995 to just under 3,000.

According to The Telegraph, scientists at the Physicians’ Health Initiative for Radiation and Environment (PHIRE) said the increasing rate of tumours in the frontal temporal lobe “raises the suspicion that mobile and cordless phone use may be promoting gliomas”. Cell phone radiation exposure has been principally linked to two types of brain tumours − gliomas and acoustic neuromas.

10 May 2018

On Smartphones and Children

John Austin
On smartphones and children
by John Austin, jordantimes.com/opinion, 8 May 2018

It is time to reign in smartphone use among children.

As a teacher and headmaster, I do not suggest this lightly. I understand the educational benefits of technology when well used, and I recognise that many techno-enthusiasts, not to mention my own students and faculty, will dismiss such an argument as grumpy, impractical and anti-progress.

Nonetheless, the history of technological invention tells us that the unintended consequences of new technology often remain obscure to the first generation of users. DDT eradicated crop-destroying insects and mosquitos, saving many from hunger and malaria; it also damaged the ecosystem and endangered human health. The automobile provided speedy travel and unprecedented mobility, but also, according to NASA, became the world’s largest contributor to climate change, as well as a leading cause of accidental death worldwide.

So it is with the hidden costs of smartphone use among children and teens. There is mounting evidence that excessive mobile phone use among children and adolescents is unhealthy; psychologically, social-emotionally and perhaps even physically.

09 May 2018

Diabetes and Wireless

Diabetes and Wireless
parentsforsafetechnology.org

Diabetes is being understood as an immune based illness. Since WiFi effects the immune system, recent research showing a link between diabetes and wireless radiation makes sense.  From 1995 to 2010, there was at least a 100% increase in the prevalence of diagnosed diabetes cases in 18 states.

We parents have heard many stories of diabetic friends who decreased the wireless in their homes resulting in steadier blood sugar readings. Recent research shows wifi damages the liver. We strongly support more research on this issue.

​Read the research below.

The authors of this Study (picture at right) said, “Indeed, RF radiation induced glucose metabolism disorders. … The disorders in glucose metabolic could be explained by alteration in function, structure, and/or secretion of insulin after RF exposure. … Furthermore, RF radiation could affect the glucose uptake by peripheral tissues.”





08 May 2018

Eighteen New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (7 May 2018)

Eighteen new papers on electromagnetic fields and biology or health, courtesy of Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., Director, Center for Family and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley.
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, 7 May 2018



Radio Frequency Radiation

Numerical evaluation of human exposure to WiMax patch antenna in tablet or laptop

Siervo B, Morelli MS, Landini L, Hartwig V. Numerical evaluation of human exposure to WiMax patch antenna in tablet or laptop. Bioelectromagnetics. 2018 Apr 30. doi: 10.1002/bem.22128.

Abstract

The use of wireless communication devices, such as tablets or laptops, is increasing among children. Only a few studies assess specific energy absorption rate (SAR) due to exposure from wireless-enabled tablets and laptops, in particular with Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMax) technology. This paper reports the estimation of the interaction between an E-shaped patch antenna (3.5 GHz) and human models, by means of finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method. Specifically, four different human models (young adult male, young adult female, pre-teenager female, male child) in different exposure conditions (antenna at different distances from the human model, in different positions, and orientations) were considered and whole-body, 10 and 1 g local SAR and magnetic field value (Bmax) were evaluated. From our results, in some worst-case scenarios involving male and female children's exposure, the maximum radiofrequency energy absorption (hot spots) is located in more sensitive organs such as eye, genitals, and breast.

A Scientist Explains What It's Really Like To Live With EMF Sensitivity

A Scientist Explains What It's Really Like To Live With EMF Sensitivity
By Rachel Straubmindbodygreen.com, 21 January 2017

Just a bit of warning, before you read

What you are about to read may seem hard to comprehend. If you choose to continue, please do so with an open mind. For those of you who don't know me, I am a scientist by training and have published several peer-reviewed studies in highly reputable journals (and am also the author of a multi-award-winning book). So I, too, have had a difficult time wrapping my head around this. I am sharing my story only in an effort to hopefully help someone else find a possible answer to his or her long-term struggle with chronic fatigue, Lyme disease, or other mystery illness.

In January 2013, I was forced to leave my job, quit graduate school, and move home with my parents. I began to develop unexplainable fatigue that forced me to bed―many days, simply showering was too exhausting. In simplistic terms, you could say I had chronic fatigue and Lyme disease (though technically, it's much more complicated than that). I saw endless doctors and underwent both conventional and experimental therapies over the course of three-plus years in an effort to recover. However, come March 2016, I was still struggling, and I knew something was still missing.

07 May 2018

EMF Warning: Michigan State Senator Patrick Colbeck Reveals the Danger of Wireless Devices on the Senate Floor

EMF WARNING: Michigan state senator reveals the danger of wireless devices on the Senate floor
Posted by: Jonathan Landsmannaturalhealth365.com, 4 May 2018

(Naturalhealth365) With the overwhelming popularity of cell phones, laptops, smart meters and WiFi routers, it truly seems as if we are adrift in a “sea of microwaves” – to quote a phrase coined by renowned geneticist Dr. Mae-Wan Ho. The rollout of 5G technology, and the advent of the ‘Internet of Things’ – a wireless network capable of linking home appliances, cell phones and even vehicles – means that the situation will only get more intense – as time goes on.

But, at least one state senator is trying to “pump the brakes” – at least until the matter can be sufficiently studied. Last month, Michigan state senator Patrick Colbeck (R-Canton) took to the Senate floor to testify about the risks of wireless technology – and to implore his colleagues to vote against a pair of bills that would facilitate it.

Senator issues wireless WARNING: An increasing body of evidence suggests “significant health risks”

Far from being a technophobe, Senator Colbeck, a former aerospace engineer, describes himself as an “early adopter” of technological innovations. Yet, he feels the health risks of current wireless technology have become too blatant to ignore.

Large-Scale Study Proves that Cell Tower Radiation Causes Cancer

Large-scale study proves that cell tower radiation causes cancer… where is the apology from the media for years of LYING about it?
by Isabelle Z.naturalnews.com, 6 May 2018

(Natural News) The concept of cell tower radiation causing cancer used to be tinfoil hat territory – or at least that’s what those with vested interests in the technology wanted people to think. Now, however, the body of scientific evidence indicating that cell tower radiation can cause cancer is growing too big to ignore.

The world’s biggest animal study of cell tower radiation, which was carried out by the Ramazzini Institute in Italy, has revealed the dangers of exposure to environmental levels of cell tower radiation. In the study, researchers exposed 2,448 rats to 1.8 GHz GSM radiofrequency radiation in amounts that mimicked those that cell tower antennas give off for 19 hours a day. They found that the female rats had a higher chance of developing malignant brain tumors, while all rats had a higher chance of precancerous conditions and Schwann cell hyperplasia.

This study went the extra mile, allowing the rats to live until their natural death. Four fifths of human cancers occur after people have turned 60, so following the animals over an extended period enabled them to catch late-developing tumors.

Canada: EMFs And RFRs Taken To Court

EMFs And RFRs Finally Taken To Court, In Canada That Is
By Catherine J. Frompovich, Activist Post / thelibertybeacon.com, 6 May 2018

EMFs And RFRs Finally Taken To Court, In Canada That Is

A Class Action was filed in Superior Court, Province of Quebec, District of Montreal, Canada, Case No. 500-06-000760-153 against 50 Respondents including the Attorneys General of Quebec and Canada, the City of Sainte-Anne-Des-Lacs, Hydro-Quebec, and approximately 40 corporations involved in the manufacture, production, servicing and transmission of Electromagnetic Frequencies (EMFs) and Radiofrequencies (RFRs), for their contributory roles in the transmissions, products and services that emit

in excess of one milliGauss of magnetic field, 0.6 V/m of electric field, or 0.1 microWatt per square centimeter of microwave power density for general populations in uncontrolled environments; or 0.3 milliGauss of magnetic field, 0.2 V/m of electric field, or 0.01 microWatt per square centimeter of microwave power density for sleeping environments or for sensitive individuals (children, pregnant women or persons who are electromagnetic hypersensitive) from any one or any combination of anthropogenic the listed electromagnetic field (EMF) sources… [Pg. 6]

06 May 2018

Brain Tumors: 'Cordless Phones Could be Higher Risk Than Mobile Phones' - Prof. Denis Henshaw

Brain Tumors: 'Cordless Phones Could be Higher Risk Than Mobile Phones' - Prof
sputniknews.com, 4 May 2018

The rate of brain tumor development, known as Glioblastoma Multiforme, has doubled in England over the last two decades. Scientists at the Physicians' Health Initiative for Radiation and Environment have said that mobile and cordless phone use may be promoting tumors in the frontal temporal lobe.

Sputnik discussed the possible effects phones have on our brains with Professor Denis Henshaw, scientific director of Children with Cancer UK.

Sputnik: So what's your take on the real role that the use of mobile phones and cordless phones could play in creating circumstances in which Glioblastoma Multiforme occurs?

Denis Henshaw: We do you know from other studies that there is an association between prolonged mobile phone use, by that I mean ten years or more, and increased risk of these very aggressive brain tumors, invariably fatal brain tumors called glioblastoma, we know there is an association with the two, what we don't know is the size of the effect, so that's really the answer to your question; we don't know the size of the effect but we know that some effect is there.

05 May 2018

5G Wireless Technology: Is 5G Harmful to Our Health? - Recent Studies

5G Wireless Technology: Is 5G Harmful to Our Health?saferemr.com, 4 May 2018
(See the bottom of this page for additional resources.)

5G wireless telecommunications expansion:  Public health and environmental implications

Russell CL. 5G wireless telecommunications expansion: Public health and environmental implications. Environmental Research. Available online 11 April 2018. In press. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envres.2018.01.016.

Abstract

The popularity, widespread use and increasing dependency on wireless technologies has spawned a telecommunications industrial revolution with increasing public exposure to broader and higher frequencies of the electromagnetic spectrum to transmit data through a variety of devices and infrastructure. On the horizon, a new generation of even shorter high frequency 5G wavelengths is being proposed to power the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT promises us convenient and easy lifestyles with a massive 5G interconnected telecommunications network, however, the expansion of broadband with shorter wavelength radiofrequency radiation highlights the concern that health and safety issues remain unknown. Controversy continues with regards to harm from current 2G, 3G and 4G wireless technologies. 5G technologies are far less studied for human or environmental effects.

It is argued that the addition of this added high frequency 5G radiation to an already complex mix of lower frequencies, will contribute to a negative public health outcome both from both physical and mental health perspectives.

Governments to Deploy 5G Technology, Ignoring the Impact on Human and Environmental Health


The Tribune de Genève published our opinion on 5G on 7 May 2018.

In an Order adopted on 4 May 2018, the Federal Communications Commission  (FCC) rules to streamline the wireless infrastructure siting review process to facilitate the deployment of next-generation wireless facilities. As part of its efforts, the agency consulted with a wide range of communities to determine the appropriate steps needed to enable the rapid and efficient deployment of next-generation wireless networks—or 5G—throughout the United States.  The FCC exempts small, unobtrusive cell towers used for 5G wireless networks from permitting under the National Environmental Policy Act for small wireless infrastructure projects and the National Historic Preservation Act.  (Ref: Greenwire, 3 May 2018 - article not available to non-subscribers.)

Meanwhile, in Switzerland, the government is attempting to "trick" the population into accepting 5G by using different measurement techniques for mobile phone antennas, making it seem as if the limit values fixed by the Ordinance on Protection Non-Ionizing Radiation (ORNI) will not be exceeded.  The Tribune de Genève published our opinion on 5G on 7 May 2018.

The population has a right to know, so we would ask that this be shared as widely as possible.

Mobile

"The recent vote of the Council of States refusing the increase in limit values for mobile telephony antennas in order to allow the deployment of 5G technology will not "put Switzerland back to a third world digital technology."  Why have three groups of doctors, including the Federation of Swiss Doctors (FMH) opposed this increase?  One of the recent studies on 5G shows that millimeter waves characterizing 5G would increase the temperature of the skin, alter the expression of genes, favor inflammation and cause eye damage.  Other studies mention the negative impact of electromagnetic waves on insects and bees, one of the factors which could explain their disappearance.

03 May 2018

Emerging Possibility for a Meticulous, Impartial Review of the EMF Science at the World Health Organization

"As I wrote, there is an emerging possibility for a meticulous, impartial review of the EMF science at the WHO. It all will depend on how the experts will be selected. What criteria will be used. Who will be the persons deciding on the selection.

"Let us hope, this emerging possibility will not be wasted and what is being done now at the WHO and at the WHO EMF Project is not only a smoke screen…"


Emerging possibility for a meticulous, impartial review of the EMF science at the WHO
by Dariusz Leszczynski, betweenrockandhardplace.wordpress.com, 2 May 2018

Over the recent years, there were numerous complaints about the reliance of the WHO EMF Project solely on the opinions of the ICNIRP. In fact, the WHO EMF Project could be considered as “front” for the opinions of ICNIRP.

It seems the World Health Organization has taken a notice of the complaints and took some action.

WHO EMF Project is preparing a very important document – the Environmental Health Criteria for the RF-EMF (EHC RF-EMF). This document will evaluate all scientific evidence concerning biological and health effects of RF-EMF emitted by all types of the wireless communication devices, including cell phones, cell towers and wi-fi routers…

Mobile Phone Cancer Warning As Malignant Brain Tumors Double

The study has provoked fierce debate among scientists.
Credit:  Lauren Hurley
Professor Denis Henshaw, scientific director of Children with Cancer UK, which is allied to PHIRE, said: “Our findings illustrate the need to look more carefully at, and to try and explain the mechanisms behind, these cancer trends, instead of brushing the causal factors under the carpet and focusing only on cures.”

Mobile phone cancer warning as malignant brain tumours double
by Henry Bodkin, The Telegraph, 2 May 2018

Fresh fears have been raised over the role of mobile phones in brain cancer after new evidence revealed rates of a malignant type of tumour have doubled in the last two decades.

Charities and scientists have called on the Government to heed longstanding warnings about the dangers of radiation after a fresh analysis revealed a more “alarming” trend in cancers than previously thought.

Brain Tumors on the Rise in England, Raising Cell Phone Concerns

Brain tumors on the rise in England, raising cell phone concerns
by Jacqueline Howard, CNN, 2 May 2018

Story highlights

  • The incidence rate for glioblastoma more than doubled in England between 1995 and 2015, a study finds
  • The study questions whether cell phone use was a factor; experts warn that there is no evidence
  • CT scans also believed to be possible contributing factor, study says

(CNN)The incidence rate of aggressive malignant brain tumors in England has more than doubled in recent decades, and a new study questions what could be driving that rise.

The rate of glioblastoma climbed from 2.4 to 5.0 per 100,000 people in England between 1995 and 2015, according to the study, published Wednesday in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health.

The data analyzed in the study only reflect trends in brain cancer cases and do not shed light on why these trends could have occurred, but the researchers pointed to examples of lifestyle factors that they think could have played a role.

Among those factors, they briefly referenced previous studies on cell phone use possibly being associated with brain tumors and changes in the brain.

"The paper itself is not about cell phones; it's just about this change in the tumors ... but cell phones seem like really they're the most likely cause," said Alasdair Philips, lead author of the study and a trustee of Children with Cancer UK.

The tumors "primarily are in the frontal and temporal lobe areas, by your ear and forehead," which raises the cell phone suspicion, he said.

02 May 2018

New Study Shows Honeybees Get Much Higher Exposure Under MilliMetre-Wave 5G Radiation

New study shows honeybees get much higher exposure under MilliMetre-Wave 5G radiation. Fig4 shows in the current 4G regions(below 6GHz) photon-density is less due to longer wavelengths,but the new smaller 5G millimetre waves build to much greater intensity.  (This is one of the studies listed by the Environmental Health Trust on 5G and health.)

Exposure of Insects to RadioFrequency Electromagnetic Fields from 2 to 120GHz
Arno Thielens1,2, Duncan Bell3, David B. Mortimore4, Mark K. Greco5, Luc Martens1 & Wout Joseph1
Published online in Nature, 2 March 2018

Insects are continually exposed to Radio-Frequency (RF) electromagnetic felds at diferent frequencies. The range of frequencies used for wireless telecommunication systems will increase in the near future from below 6GHz (2G, 3G, 4G, and WiFi) to frequencies up to 120GHz (5G). This paper is the frst to report the absorbed RF electromagnetic power in four diferent types of insects as a function of frequency from 2GHz to 120GHz. A set of insect models was obtained using novel Micro-CT (computer tomography) imaging. These models were used for the frst time in fnite-diference time-domain electromagnetic simulations. All insects showed a dependence of the absorbed power on the frequency. All insects showed a general increase in absorbed RF power at and above 6GHz, in comparison to the absorbed RF power below 6GHz. Our simulations showed that a shift of 10% of the incident power density to frequencies above 6GHz would lead to an increase in absorbed power between 3–370%.

Full text:
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-22271-3.pdf

01 May 2018

Letters From the May 21, 2018, Issue of The Nation

We have reproduced two letters below in reply to The Nation's article “How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe,” April 23.

Letters From the May 21, 2018, Issue of The NationCrossed Wires… Painfully Prescient
… Misreading, Misleading?
by Our Readers, Mark Dowie, Mark Hertsgaard and James Carden, thenation.com, 26 April 2018


Crossed Wires

I have warned my children and grandchildren for years about the insanely dangerous levels of electromagnetic frequency (EMF) allowed in the United States. I cringe when I see young people with cell phones glued to their faces. Kudos to The Nation’s Mark Hertsgaard and Mark Dowie for linking Big Wireless cover-ups to the same tactics used by Big Tobacco, Big Oil, and Big Government [“How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe,” April 23]. What I can’t fathom is why corporate executives in all sectors continue to put so many youth at risk. Are they all childless, or just heartless?

Marianne Buchanan
long beach, calif.

Comment from Mona Nilsson in Response to Eric van Rongen's Comment on BRHP

Comment from Mona Nilsson in response to Eric van Rongen’s comment on BRHP
by Dariusz Leszczynski, betweenrockandhardplace.wordpress.com, 30 April 2018

On March 30, 2018, I published a blog “Aftermath of the peer-review of the NTP study: Do not hold your breath…”

In this blog post I wrote:

“When group of experts is assembled and the experts’ careers do not depend, in either direct or indirect way, on the telecoms, then the real scientific evaluation takes place. Not just a rubber-stamping of an opinion that is convenient for the telecoms, as it is done by the ICNIRP, WHO EMF Project and ICES. Because in ICNIRP and WHO EMF Project and ICES careers of the scientists are industry-dependent, even when the scientists are not directly employed by the industry. However, at ICES, the majority of the scientists is either employed by the industry or are consultants for the industry.”

“In response to this opinion expressed in my blog, Eric van Rongen, Chairman of the ICNIRP commented as follows: