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22 July 2019

United Nations Environment Programme Urged to Protect Nature and Humankind from Electromagnetic Fields (EMF)

U.N. Environment Programme Urged to Protect Nature and Humankind from Electromagnetic Fields (EMF)
businesswire.com, 22 July 2019

4G/5G antenna densification is escalating health risks - a global crisis

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Advisors to the International EMF Scientist Appeal, representing 248 scientists from 42 nations, have resubmitted The Appeal to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director, Inger Andersen, requesting the UNEP reassess the potential biological impacts of next generation 4G and 5G telecommunication technologies to plants, animals and humans.

“Results from the NTP study show that the previously held assumption that radiofrequency radiation cannot cause cancer or other adverse health effects is clearly wrong.”

21 July 2019

I’m an Engineer, and I’m Not Buying Into ‘Smart’ Cities

Andrea Chronopoulos
I’m an Engineer, and I’m Not Buying Into ‘Smart’ Cities
By Shoshanna Saxe, Opinion, The New York Times, 16 July 2019

Dr. Saxe is an assistant professor of civil and mineral engineering at the University of Toronto.

Sensor-equipped garbage cans sound cool, but someone still has to take out the trash.

TORONTO — Like a classroom full of overachieving students, cities around the world are racing to declare themselves “smart” — using sensors, data and ubiquitous cameras to make themselves more efficient, safe and sustainable. Perhaps the most famous initiative is here in Toronto, where Sidewalk Labs, a sibling company to Google, recently released a 1,500-page master plan to remake two neighborhoods with things like snow-melting roads and an underground pneumatic-tube network.

Smart cities make two fundamental promises: lots of data, and automated decision making based on that data. The ultimate smart city will require a raft of existing and to-be-invented technologies, from sensors to robots to artificial intelligence. For many this promises a more efficient, equitable city; for others, it raises questions about privacy and algorithmic bias.

The First Report of 5G Injury from Switzerland

The First Report of 5G Injury from Switzerland
Physicians for Safe Technology, 20 July 2019

The first reported injury of 5G in a news report comes from Switzerland, where 5G has been launched in 102 locations. The weekly French-language Swiss magazine L’Illustré interviewed people living in Geneva after the 5G rollout with alarming details of illness. In their article, With 5G, We Feel Like Guinea Pigs, posted July 18, 2019, they report neighbors met to discuss their many common symptoms and many unanswered questions.

5G: Its Legal but Not Safe

As soon as the antennas were installed, several residents and entire families in the heart of Geneva reported similar unusual symptoms of loud ringing in the ear, intense headaches, unbearable earaches, insomnia, chest pain, fatigue and not feeling well in the house. 29-year-old Geneva resident, Johan Perruchoud, called up Swisscom and was told that indeed the 5G cell towers were activated on the same day he began to feel the symptoms. When others called Swisscom they were told everything is legal and within guidelines.

Swiss Physician Denounces 5G and Calls for a 5G Moratorium

Dr. Bertrand Buchs, who has also called for a 5G moratorium, states he has seen more and more patients with similar symptoms. He notes, “In this case, our authorities are going against common sense … we risk experiencing a catastrophe in a few years… no serious study exists yet, which is not surprising when we know that this technology was developed in China, then to the United States. In Switzerland, we could open a line for people who feel bad, listen to these complaints and examine them. Our country has the means and the skills. The debate must be launched because the story is not about to end.”

20 July 2019

Time to Wake Up to the Global Public Health Issue of Phonegate

As and when new developments occur in the Phonegate affair, this article will be updated.

Time to Wake Up to the Global Public Health Issue of Phonegate
by Meris Michaels, 23 May 2019 - Revised 20 July 2019 

Phonegate Press Book
For over 20 years, cell phone users have been knowingly misled about their true levels of exposure to radiofrequency (RF) waves 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 RF exposure, especially regarding children, pregnant women and medically sensitive populations who are more vulnerable to these waves.

19 July 2019

We Tested 5G Across America. It’s Crazy Fast—and a Hot Mess

First part of article and extracts:

We Tested 5G Across America. It’s Crazy Fast—and a Hot Mess
by Joanna Stern, Wall Street Journal, 18 July 2019

In tests, the 5G often switched off due to summer heat, leaving our columnist to cool the devices with ice packs or air conditioners

Today’s forecast: 95 degrees and sunny with thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. No chance of 5G testing.

One of the biggest findings of my multi-city 5G review tour: The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G isn’t reliable in the summer—unless, well, you summer in Iceland.

When I ran tests, the phone’s 5G often switched off due to overheating, leaving me with a 4G connection. Cellular carriers demo-ing or testing the phone have taken to cooling the devices with ice packs and air conditioners.

The phone does this when the temperature reaches a certain threshold to minimize energy use and optimize battery, a Samsung spokeswoman said. “As 5G technology and the ecosystem evolve, it’s only going to get better,” she added.

18 July 2019

Phonegate Alert: [Press release] Nokia smartphone SAR: general deception suspected

[Press release] Nokia smartphone SAR: general deception suspected
Equipe Phonegate, phonegatealert.org, 18 July 2019

15 July 2019

From Dieselgate to Phonegate: We Need to Wake Up to Another Pollution Crisis

"If ‘Dieselgate’ received wall-to-wall media coverage in the UK when the story broke, ‘Phonegate’ has received next-to-none." 

From Dieselgate to Phonegate: We need to wake up to another pollution crisis

by Annelie Fitzgerald, truepublica.org.uk, 20 July 2018

As the level of emissions from diesel engines in the UK’s cities and its impact on public health has become clear, the media have recently given serious and widespread coverage to the issue of air pollution. Every Breath We Take, the report published in February 2017 by the Royal College of Physicians and Paediatrics, detailed an alarming array of adverse health effects which lead to up to 40,000 shortened lives in the UK each year. Foetuses, babies and children are particularly vulnerable to diesel fumes and particulates, which can impair lung, heart and neurological development.

Outlining his clean air bill in the Guardian in April 2017 Swansea West MP Geraint Davies noted that children in areas where the air quality problem is most serious “have a 10% reduced lung capacity and have more respiratory problems, together with effects on their nervous, immune and cardiovascular systems”. The same month Keith Taylor, Green MEP for South-East England wrote in the Ecologist that he would be campaigning for PM Theresa May to enshrine in UK law a new Clean Air Act to ensure strong, effective protection of public health from air pollution.

13 July 2019

The Dangers of Cell Phone Radiation. The Right to Know. Don’t Put in Your Shirt Pocket

The Dangers of Cell Phone Radiation. The Right to Know. Don’t Put in Your Shirt Pocket
Court Upholds Landmark Berkeley Cell Phone Radiation Right to Know Ordinance and Rejects Industries Appeal
By Environmental Health Trust, Global Research, 10 July 2019
Environmental Health Trust 2 July 2019

A landmark Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the City of Berkeley’s cell phone right to know ordinance rejecting industries argument that the ordinance violates the first amendment. The Berkeley ordinance requires retailers to inform consumers that cell phones emit radiation and that “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.” In upholding this decision, the panel concluded that the public health issues at hand were “substantial” and that the “text of the Berkeley notice was literally true,” and “uncontroversial.”

Further, the panel determined that the Berkeley ordinance did not constitute preemption.

“Far from conflicting with federal law and policy, the Berkeley ordinance complemented and enforced it.”

10 July 2019

5G – The Global Human Experiment without Consent

5G – The Global Human Experiment without Consent
By Debra Greene, PhD, Guest Contributor, childrenshealthdefense.org, 9 July 2019

5G is the next generation of cell phone infrastructure, yet it is categorically different than its predecessors (4G/LTE, 3G, 2G, etc.). It is not a simple upgrade. It is a major increase – and change – in the type of wireless radiation to which we will all be exposed, without consent, whether we use this service or not.

5G builds on existing infrastructure and, in addition, uses extremely high (millimeter-wave) frequencies of 24 gigahertz (GHz) or more. These 5G signals don’t travel far, so antennas will be installed approximately every 2-10 homes in residential neighborhoods. 5G will significantly increase our wireless RF radiation (radio frequency microwave) exposure on a 24/7 and 365 days a year basis.

"The government’s human exposure guidelines haven’t been updated in more than 20 years, while radiation from 
cell phones, cordless phones, WiFi and wireless baby monitors 
has increased exponentially in that time."


No Safety Studies

New Law Asks California Schools Ban Smartphones In Classrooms

New Law Asks California Schools Ban Smartphones In Classrooms
gooddaysacramento.cbslocal.com, 8 July 2019


(Photo): Pupils using mobile phone at the elementary school during recreation time. Group of multiethnic children sitting in a row and typing a message on smartphone. Young boys and girls playing with cellphone.

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – California public and charter schools can now ban students from using smartphones in class and at school, except under certain circumstances.

Governor Gavin Newsom signed Assembly Bill 272 in early July.

Switzerland: Smartphones Definitively Banned from Schools in Canton Vaud

Switzerland: Smartphones definitively banned from schools in canton Vaud
rts.ch/info, 26 June 2019 - translation

Mobile phones will be banned during classes, breaks, school outings and camps for Waldensian schoolchildren in canton Vaud until 11P [age 15]. The Training Department made this decision after a pilot experiment that was deemed successful.

Since the start of the 2018-2019 academic year, ten schools have been testing such a ban. In concrete terms, schoolchildren must turn off and store smartphones and connected personal devices during school hours, says the Department of Training, Youth and Culture (DFJC) on Thursday.

Described as beneficial by "almost all the actors concerned", the experience will be extended to all pupils in the compulsory cycle from the next school year onwards. Parents will benefit from advice on the use of the screens that will be added to the agenda as of the beginning of the August school year.

Switzerland: Speech at 5G Protest in Geneva opposite the United Nations, 4 July 2019 by 4G Bien Assez!

Support "4G Bien Assez !" by joining us every 4th of the month at the Place des Nations in Geneva.  The time to rise up is now to protect our future and especially, that of our children.

Protest in Geneva opposite the United Nations, 4 July 2019 
by Olivier Palud, 4G Bien Assez! - translation

When a pharmaceutical company wants to market a new drug, it must go through very strict and extensive testing procedures. It takes at least 10 years for it to reach the market, in order to demonstrate that the new molecule will do "more good than harm". The patient will be duly informed of the list of risks of side effects and may choose, with informed consent, whether to take these risks for treatment, with the professional advice of his doctor or pharmacist. In case of adverse reactions found in only a few patients, the product will be withdrawn from the market. However, the drug in question only affects a very small part of the population.

Nothing like it for mobile phones. For decades, science has highlighted the harmful effects of pulsed waves at levels well below current limit values. This concerns the whole population, especially the most vulnerable, children, the sick, the elderly. And no one goes to the trouble of explaining to consumers and those who suffer, the side effects of mobile telephony! The pill is hard to swallow....

Already, the "Phonegate" scandal has had absolutely no effect on our authorities or on our oversight agencies. Now, the 5G licences have been sold before even knowing the conclusions of the report ordered by our same elected officials. Worse, the report is infiltrated and, for no reason, delayed. It goes against any logic of the precautionary principle, it goes against any principle of life itself. And above all, it does not meet any need at all!

08 July 2019

Phonegate Scandal: Where Are We Three Years After the Alert Was Launched?

Phonegate scandal: where are we three years after the alert was launched?
Equipe Phonegate,  8 July 2019

Three years ago to the day, via his blog, Dr. Marc Arazi launched the alert with this article entitled: “Mobile telephony: manufacturers caught in the act of deception“. Indeed, the day before, the National Agency for Health Security, Environment and Labour (ANSES) published an expert report entitled “Radiofrequency Exposure and Child Health”. It revealed that 9 out of 10 mobile phones tested in 2015 by the National Frequency Agency (ANFR) in real use (in contact with the body) exceeded the regulatory thresholds for protecting the health and safety of users.

We therefore asked Alert Phonegate’s President to give us his opinion on the progress made, but also on the difficulties encountered and the prospects for action to protect the health of smartphone users.

What do you think are the greatest successes achieved?

05 July 2019

Twenty-four new papers on electromagnetic fields and biology or health (23 June 2019)

Twenty-four 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, 23 June 2019

[Dr. Moscowitz] has been circulating abstracts of newly-published scientific papers on wireless radiation and electromagnetic fields (EMF) about once a month since August, 2016. Several hundred EMF scientists around the world receive these updates. The complete collection including the papers below now contains more than 700 abstracts.

To see the latest studies or to download the 494-page document (pdf) go to the following web page:
tohttp://bit.ly/saferemr062319



News

Montgomery County, MD v FCC: FCC sued in Federal court over its obsolete radio frequency exposure limits

EU Opens Road to 5G Connected Cars in Boost to BMW, Qualcomm

EU opens road to 5G connected cars in boost to BMW, Qualcomm
By Reuters News Service, July 4, 2019

European Union states opened the way to competing technologies for internet connected cars on Thursday, rejecting a European Commission push for a wifi-based standard backed by Volkswagen.

The result represents a win for BMW and Qualcomm which support a rival 5G telecoms system.

Germany, France and Italy, with powerful car industries, were among 21 countries to vote against the EC proposal at a Brussels meeting of EU representatives, an EU official said.

This contrasted with EU lawmakers in April who endorsed the wifi plan over 5G technology. The auto and tech industries have been split over which technology works better and is safer.

Switzerland: 5G Network: Operators' Lobbying has a Strong Impact

5G Network: Operators' lobbying has a strong impact
by Eric Breitinger, Bon à savoir, 3 July 2019 - translation

TELECOMMUNICATIONS: The precautionary principle is about to be sacrificed on the altar of economic interests. Operators are skillfully maneuvering to tip the Confederation's report in their favor.

Should the radiation limits for mobile phone antennas be increased? Yes, answer Swisscom, Salt and Sunrise, who are waiting for this to quickly develop the new 5G network, especially since they have just spent $380 million on 5G licences... On the public side, concerns are emerging. The cantons of Vaud, Geneva, Jura and Neuchâtel have also frozen the construction of new antennas pending the imminent conclusions of the working group on "Mobile telephony and radiation".

No evidence of danger....

Established by the Confederation, this group includes representatives of federal offices, telecommunications companies, cities, physicians and radiation specialists. In particular, it will base its recommendations on an expert report commissioned by the Swiss Telecommunications Association (ASUT), an association headed by a committee on which Sunrise and Swisscom sit.

The Downside of 5G: Overwhelmed Cities, Torn-Up Streets, a Decade Until Completion

The Downside of 5G: Overwhelmed Cities, Torn-Up Streets, a Decade Until Completion
by Christopher Mins, Wall Street Journal, June 29, 2019

In every major city in America where carriers are rolling out 5G, there’s someone like Keith Hubbard, manager of a 16-person fiber technician team for AT&T . His job: to set up shop in a trailer in the middle of a busy street, after other teams have already dug up the street or sidewalk and laid fiber-optic cable under it. On sweltering summer days in Atlanta, where his team is based, his technicians must perform surgery on a 1¼- inch bundle of glass fibers. In a typical cable there are 864 insulated strands, splayed out like a head of hair, and each is a high-bandwidth conduit to some business, home or cell tower. Cut the wrong strand, and people lose internet access.

04 July 2019

California: The Case against 5G Comes to Sonoma

The case against 5G comes to Sonoma
By Jonah Raskin, Sonoma Valley Sun, 
1st July 2019

On a recent Saturday, the foes of 5G—and the world it would create—were out in force at Vintage House on First Street East. They had come to hear Dafna Tachover, the Israeli-born founder of We Are the Evidence, an international organization that publicizes the woes inflicted on humans by wireless radiation. It’s sometimes called “Micro Sickness” and “Electromagnetic Hyper Sensitivity.”

Tachover is one of many humans harmed by laptops and cellphones. More and more people say they have the same symptoms she has. They are in Sonoma and all over the world.

Ten years ago, soon after she bought a new laptop computer for her work, Tachover felt odd. She had heart palpations, experienced what she calls ‘cognitive block in the brain” and felt tingly sensations in her hands and feet.

03 July 2019

California: Berkeley: Court Upholds City's Right to Warn Consumers about Phone Radiation

Court upholds city's right to warn consumers about phone radiation
by CORINNE REICHERTcnet.com, 2 July 2019

Berkeley is allowed to require phone retailers to warn people about radiation risks in carrying phones in pockets and bras.
Berkeley's right to warn consumers about cell
phone radiation has been upheld in court.
Angela Lang/CNET

Wireless association CTIA has failed again to get the City of Berkeley to stop warning people that using a cell phone could expose them to radiation. As part of the long-running debate over health concerns in using mobile phones, Berkeley's "Right to Know" ordinance, which came into effect in 2016, was upheld by a court Tuesday.

Berkeley had been enforcing a city ordinance that required phone retailers to inform prospective buyers that carrying phones in certain ways, like in pants pockets or bras, could cause them to exceed the FCC's guidelines for radio frequency radiation maximum exposure. CTIA had argued that this violated the First Amendment, blocking retailers' freedom of speech by requiring them to post "inflammatory" messages.

Denmark: Legal Opinion on 5G: Presentation at 5G Conference, Christiansborg, 4 May 2019

Legal Opinion on 5G
EDITORemfsa.co.zam 2 July 2019

Source: https://helbredssikker-telekommunikation.dk/nyheder/LegalOpinion5G

The Council on Health Safe Telecommunications” has, in cooperation with the Danish EHS Association, MayDay and The Danish Institute of Public Health arranged the 5G Conference at Christiansborg Maj 4th 2019.

The Conference was concluded with a presentation by Lawyer Christian F. Jensen of Bonnor Lawyers, based in the city of Holte. The Lawyer’s conclusion is: establishing and activating a 5G-network — as it is currently described — will contravene current human and environmental laws enshrined in the European Convention of Human Rights, the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child, EU regulations, and the Bern- and Bonn-conventions protecting natural habitat and migrating species.

29 June 2019

Verizon Claims 5G Will Help Fight Cancer. Experts Say That’s Not Likely

Verizon Claims 5G Will Help Fight Cancer. Experts Say That’s Not Likely
by Karl Bode, vice.com, 14 June 2019

5G is not magic, and experts say the wireless technology is not likely to revolutionize hospitals.
Screengrab: YouTube/Verizon

To hear wireless carriers tell it, fifth-generation (5G) wireless is going to revolutionize the planet by fueling the rise of smart cars, smarter cities, and countless innovative new technologies.

While 5G will deliver faster and better mobile networks, however, experts say that most of the ultra-futuristic benefits of 5G have been absurdly overhyped by wireless carriers.

Switzerland: Cacophony of the Cantons on the Moratorium on 5G Telephony Antennas

Cacophony of the cantons on the moratorium on 5G telephony antennas
rts.ch/info, 28 June 2019 - translation

The canton of Jura announced on Wednesday [26 June] to its deputies that it would renounce the moratorium on the construction of 5G antennas after receiving clarifications from the Confederation. Vaud and Geneva, which have obtained the same information, react differently.

5G continues to stir up controversy and the cantons are moving forward in scattered fashion. Vaud, Geneva and the Jura received the same explanations in a letter from Bern. But this letter did not have the same effect in each of the regions concerned, RTS learned.

On the Geneva side, nothing is being changed. Councillor Antonio Hodgers maintains the moratorium on procedures for new antennas. Because in his words, "there is nothing new" in the letter sent last week by the Federal Office for the Environment. At the end of April, the canton of Geneva decided to suspend the procedures, thus following the cantons of Vaud and Jura.

"No comment"

In Lausanne, no comments were made. Jacqueline de Quattro's Department of Environment says that it is the State Council that will make the decision, probably next Wednesday, RTS has learned. Some sources believe that the canton of Vaud could follow the Jura, opening the door to operators.

28 June 2019

The First Criminal and Collective Actions are Launched in France against Cell Phone Manufacturers (Xiaomi, Nokia)


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27 June 2019

ICNIRP's Revised RF Exposure Limits Will Ignore Expert Opinions of Most EMF Scientists

ICNIRP’s Exposure Guidelines for Radio Frequency Fields
saferemr.com, 26 June 2019

ICNIRP's Revised RF Exposure Limits Will Ignore Expert Opinions of Most EMF Scientists

According to Eric van Rongen, chairman of the International Commission on Non-ionizing Research Protection (ICNIRP), in August or September the ICNIRP plans to publish its revised guidelines regarding safe human exposure limits to radiofrequency (RF) electromagnetic fields (EMF) (100 kHz - 300 GHz).

On April 17, 2019, Van Rongen made a presentation about the revised guidelines to the French National Frequency Agency. The ICNIRP guidelines will still be based only on thermal or heating effects. The Commission continues to ignore the many hundreds of peer-reviewed studies that have found bioeffects and health effects from exposure to low intensity, non-thermal levels of RF radiation.

Van Rongen makes the following claims (see slide 8 of the presentation):

  • "No evidence that RF EMF causes such diseases as cancer  Results of NTP, Falcioni studies (animals, lifetime exposure) not convincing (statement on ICNIRP website)
  • No evidence that RF EMF impairs health beyond effects that are due to established mechanisms of interaction"

25 June 2019

Cyprus: Action Needed on Environmental Impact on Children's Health, Says Minister

Action needed on environmental impact on children’s health, says minister
By Annette Chrysostomoucyprus-mail.com, June 24, 2019

Children have the right to grow up away from environmental hazards, Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou said on Monday.

“The relationship between the environment and health is close and complex, especially when it comes to the subject of exposure of children to non-ionising electromagnetic radiation,” he said at a press conference for the campaign ‘Using technology while protecting children’s health’.

Concerns about the effect environmental changes may have on the health of the population are now emerging, the minister said.

These concerns have led to an interest in a deeper exploration of potential threats stemming from environmental degradation, climate change and other influences.

21 June 2019

Horns are growing on young people’s skulls. Phone use is to blame, research suggests.

Horns are growing on young people’s skulls. Phone use is to blame, research suggests.
By Isaac Stanley-Becker, The Washington Post, 20 June 2019

Mobile technology has transformed the way we live — how we read, work, communicate, shop and date.

But we already know this.

(Photo): Researchers at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, have documented the prevalence of bone spurs at the back of the skull among young adults. (Scientific Reports) 

What we have not yet grasped is the way the tiny machines in front of us are remolding our skeletons, possibly altering not just the behaviors we exhibit but the bodies we inhabit.


19 June 2019

Cyberattacks Make Smart Grids Look Pretty Dumb

Cyberattacks Make Smart Grids Look Pretty Dumb
By David Fickling, BloombergOpinion Analysis / washingtonpost.com, 17 Jube 2019

Imagine if your thermostat led to a region-wide power blackout.

It’s a scenario that’s looking increasingly plausible. Argentina isn’t ruling out a cyberattack as the possible cause for the mass outage that affected millions of people in five South American countries over the weekend. Even if that incident turns out to have a more innocent explanation, the U.S. government is stepping up digital incursions into Russia’s power grid, the New York Times reported Saturday, citing unnamed officials.

The growing threat from hacking is somewhat inevitable given the way our power systems are changing. Electricity networks are traditionally highly centralized, with limited ability to monitor and control supply and demand in real time, leaving grid operators dependent on forecasting unusual consumption spikes to prevent the system from falling over.

BioInitiative Report - 2019 Updated Research Summaries

BioInitiative 2012  - Updated Research Summaries
May 1st, 2019

Many new scientific studies have been published since the 2017 update. As a result, several of the Research Summaries by Dr. Lai are updated in 2019. They are the abstract collections for neurological effects of ELF-EMF and RFR; and for free radical (oxidative damage) effects from ELF-EMF, static fields and RFR. Corresponding graphics on “Effect vs No Effect” are also brought current for these new 2019 abstract collections.

2019 Updated Research Summaries (May, 2019)

These new and updated Research Summaries include downloadable files on Free Radicals (oxidative damage) from ELF-EMF, static field and RFR exposures; and updated neurological effects of ELF-EMF and RFR. These are invaluable resources that can are searchable by key words. They identify the relevant peer-reviewed, published literature that reports on biological effects of non-ionizing radiation (ELF-EMF and RFR, and static field studies).


15 June 2019

EU Should Stop 5G, Say Renowned Scientists

EU should stop 5G, say renowned scientists
zeitpunkt.ch, / diagnose-funk.org, 5 June 2019
What happens when people are exposed to 5G?
(Photo: David Sarkisov on Unsplash)

Two renowned scientists call for a moratorium on 5G from the EU Environment Commissioner. They note that the EU is eagerly advancing the establishment of 5G, although a new EU report acknowledges that it is currently not possible to accurately simulate or measure 5G emissions in the real world.

In their communication to the EU Environment Commissioner Karmenu Vella, the scientists Rainer Nyberg (Sweden) and Lennart Hardell (Finland) refer to three points.

1. They call on the EU Environment Commissioner to issue an immediate moratorium on the deployment of 5G, stating that the 5G appeal has since been confirmed by more than 230 independent scientists and physicians. According to the Precautionary Principle and EU IP / 00/96, "the protection of health takes precedence over economic considerations".

Eye Doctors Warn Youth Risk Going Cross-Eyed from Smartphone Use

Eye doctors warn youth risk going cross-eyed from smartphone use
By YURI OIWA/ Staff Writer, asahi.com, 14 June 2019

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Young people may be at risk of becoming cross-eyed from using smartphones for long periods, two prominent medical associations in Japan warned.

(Photo): After surgery in February, Taiki Uematsu recovered from acute internal strabismus. Photo taken in Aichi Prefecture on June 9 (Yuri Oiwa)

The Japanese Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and the Japanese Association for Strabismus and Amblyopia (JASA) announced research results regarding acute internal strabismus at a joint academic meeting held in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, on June 14.

The two academic groups will conduct a full investigation as early as this autumn to establish measures for treatment and prevention.

A link between staring at small screens such as those of smartphones for long periods and developing acute internal strabismus was cited previously in a thesis by a Korean research team and by others. But no scientific proof has been yet found that it causes the condition.

Oregon: School Wireless Safety Bill Passes State Senate

SCHOOL WIRELESS SAFETY BILL PASSES STATE SENATE
Today the Oregon State Senate passed, by a unanimous vote, SB283.
Posted By: Alicia Rubin, kdrv.com, 13 June 2019

Today, June 13, 2019, the Oregon State Senate passed SB 283, which directs the Oregon Health Authority to review independently-funded scientific studies of the health effects of exposure to microwave radiation, particularly exposure that results from use of wireless network technologies in schools.

The bill also directs the Oregon Department of Education to develop recommendations to schools in this state for practices and alternative technologies that reduce students’ exposure to microwave radiation that Oregon Health Authority report identifies as harmful.

13 June 2019

Switzerland: 5G, Doubts about Health

Some info unveiled about the WHO International EMF Project (Our comment: Emilie van Deventer is an engineer and we doubt she is one of the persons "dedicated to the effect of EM waves on health"):

The future is always an unknown... keystone
"There are some researches on 4G that show an effect, but most studies do not prove it," expert Emilie van Deventer, one of the leaders of "The International EMF Project UN" (operating since 1996 at the the WHO, employing 60 people but only 3 dedicated to the effect of electromagnetic waves on health, with just 56,000 francs an annual budget available).

5G, doubts about health
RSI, 6th June 2019  (auto-translation)

The 5G raises major concerns and there is therefore much expectation for the content of the Federal Council report on the possible health hazards associated with this new technology. Geneva has even called for UN intervention.

Switzerland: 19.3534 INTERPELLATION: 5G: a working group is studying the impact of electromagnetic waves in Switzerland, the independence of the members is at least as important as their skills

19.3534 INTERPELLATION: 5G: a working group is studying the impact of electromagnetic waves in Switzerland, the independence of the members is at least as important as their skills
(unofficial translation)


Submitted by : BORLOZ FRÉDÉRIC

Liberal-radical group

PLR. Liberal Radicals

Submission date : 3 June 2019
Submitted to the National Council

State of deliberations: Not yet dealt with by the Council

SUBMITTED TEXT

Can the Federal Council confirm that it has verified the independence of the members of the working group, initiated by Federal Councilor D. Leuthard on behalf of the FOEN [Federal Office of the Environment], with regard to private, commercial or industrial interests, or even with regard to any positions adopted prior to the present work?

Prime Minister Of Poland Signs Global Appeal To Stop 5G

As of June 7, 2019, 100,091 people and organizations from at least 187 countries have signed this Appeal.
https://www.5gspaceappeal.org/signatories-organizations


Prime Minister Of Poland Signs Global Appeal To Stop 5G
By Julian Rosenaturalblaze.com, 9 June 2019
Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki
(photo exoportail.com)

In what is surely an unprecedented and groundbreaking action, the Prime Minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki, has personally backed an International Appeal to stop the controversial roll-out of 5G electromagnetic microwave telecommunication transmissions.

5G, a new millimetre band frequency range being introduced by the telecommunications industry worldwide has been identified by over 2,000 scientists and 1,400 medical doctors from all over the world, as presenting a direct threat to human health, as well as to animal, insect and plant life.

There have been no safety tests carried out to ensure its safety, in spite of the fact that 5G operates at between 10 and 100 times higher frequencies than current 3 and 4G cell phone tower transmitters.

12 June 2019

[Press release] Phonegate Scandal: A Criminal Complaint against HMD GLOBAL OY (NOKIA)

[Press release] Phonegate scandal: a criminal complaint against HMD GLOBAL OY (NOKIA)
Phonegate Team,  phonegatealert.org, 12 June 2019


After XIAOMI, a new complaint filed against HMD GLOBAL OY (NOKIA) by the association PHONEGATE ALERT and a new collective action launched

While a first complaint was filed on April 15, 2019 against the Chinese mobile phone manufacturer XIAOMI, a second complaint* is now being filed against the manufacturer HMD GLOBAL OY. Since the end of 2016, the Finnish company has been marketing NOKIA mobile phones, having been granted a license to use its brand.

We explain the reasons for this complaint and its objectives.

A new violation of the SAR regulations indicated by ANFR

GBM Rising in Denmark, Much as in England - True Increases or Artifacts?

GBM Rising in Denmark, Much as in England
True Increases or Artifacts?
microwavenews.com, June 11, 2019

GBM is going up in Denmark too. The steady rise is very similar to what has been seen in England.

New government data, released in May by a member of the Danish Parliament, show a near doubling of this fatal brain tumor, glioblastoma multiforme, since the year 2000. You can see the trend by following the orange line in the histogram below.







Incidence of GBM in Denmark, 1995-2017 (blue bars); % increase relative to 1995 
(orange line). 
Prepared by a Danish epidemiologist for Microwave News. (click to enlarge)

For the story —and some caveats— behind these numbers, please see companion article: “Danish Spike in GBM Is Back.”

Cell Phone Users are also Deceived

Danger of Waves
Letter to the Editor, Tribune de Genève, 12 June 2019
 (inspired by the opinion of Olivier Bot, Deputy Editor-in-Chief): "WHO and the health of multinationals".)

Many mobile phone manufacturers mislead consumers by testing the amount of energy carried by RF waves absorbed by the user of these devices at a distance from the body, not the way people use them - against the head or body or keeping them in a pocket. The French National Frequencies Agency has found that many mobile phones tested against the body exceed the threshold for exposure to waves set by Europe and Switzerland. In this context, the international NGO, Phonegate Alert Association, filed a criminal complaint in France against the Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi for deception, fraudulent commercial practices and endangering the lives of others.

10 June 2019

International Phonegate scandal: All overexposed, all deceived, all endangered by our mobile phones

International Phonegate scandal: All overexposed, all deceived, all endangered by our mobile phones
Phonegate Teamphonegatealert.org, 10 June 2019

The medical conference held on Saturday 8 June 2019 provided the first opportunity to discuss in England about the Phonegate case and its industrial and health consequences. We would like to warmly thank Dr. Erica Mallery Blythe, President of PHIRE, for her invitation and support that made this event possible in the UK. It was also an opportunity for fruitful exchanges with Professors Dominique Belpomme (France) and Olle Johansson (Sweden) present to discuss the various aspects related to the health of people suffering from electrohypersensitivity (EHS).

All the interventions were filmed and will soon be available on our website and social networks. In the meantime you will find the presentation in English made by Dr Marc Arazi, President of Alerte Phonegate. Thank you in advance for spreading it widely around you.




https://www.phonegatealert.org/en/international-phonegate-scandal-all-overexposed-all-deceived-all-endangered-by-our-mobile-phones

09 June 2019

Switzerland: Interpellation 19.3120 Submitted by Alice Glauser-Zufferey: "Non-ionizing Radiation, Health and Responsibility"

UPDATE with Opinion of Federal Council of 29.05.19
(unofficial translation)

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The Swiss Insurance Association (SIA) classifies non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation, and therefore mobile telephony radiation, as an emerging risk (currently twelve in number). These are new types of risks that may have an impact in the future. Unlike traditional risks, they are difficult to identify and therefore difficult to assess financially. A common feature of emerging risks is that the causality between risk and damage cannot (yet) be proven. Since the generally accepted criteria for providing insurance against hazards cannot be applied to emerging risks without further action, liability insurers are faced with the fundamental question of whether such risks can actually be covered by insurance. In the absence of this causality and because it is almost impossible to financially assess possible risks, insurers are reluctant to cover the risks for the population that could result from the antennas.

Switzerland: 19.3089 INTERPELLATION Submitted by Thomas Hardegger : Mobile Telephony. 5G and Its Health Risks


UPDATE with Opinion of Federal Council of 15 May 2019:
(unofficial translation in English)

The effect of non-ionizing radiation (NIR) on humans depends on its intensity and frequency. The current deployment of 5G is in the frequency ranges already used today for mobile telephony and wireless networks (WIFI).

1./2. In the long term, a higher frequency range should also be used in 5G. However, as it is not yet widely used, it has not been the subject of any observational studies of its impact on the population. Internationally, a review article published in 2018 lists some 80 animal and cellular studies on frequencies between 30 and 65 gigahertz. In Switzerland, no research on this frequency range has been conducted to date.

Switzerland: 19.3211 INTERPELLATION Submitted by Frédéric Borloz: Public spaces: the creation of protected areas from electromagnetic fields could facilitate access by hypersensitive people

19.3211 INTERPELLATION : Public spaces: the creation of protected areas from electromagnetic fields could facilitate access by hypersensitive people

UPDATE: Federal Council Opinion of 29 May 2019:
(unofficial translation)


The author of the interpellation assumes that the radiation of mobile telephony, as it is now present in the environment and legally permissible, is clearly harmful to human beings. In its report of 25 February 2015 on mobile telephony networks adapted to future requirements, the Federal Council stated that warming of the body's tissues is the only scientifically proven harmful effect on humans due to high frequency radiation. However, this effect is excluded if the emission limit values defined in the Ordinance on Protection against Non-Ionising Radiation (ORNI; SR 814.710) are complied with. Research has led to more or less well-documented observations showing that mobile phone radiation can have other biological effects that cannot be attributed to this warming. Scientific studies are carried out to determine whether they are dangerous to health. Based on the findings of surveys on mobile phone use, the World Health Organization has classified high frequency radiation as potentially carcinogenic to humans. At the same time, it found that research on the population's exposure to fixed transmitter stations, which have much lower radiation levels, does not reveal an increased risk of cancer. However, the organization recognizes that there is no relevant long-term study.

08 June 2019

The WHO Cover-up that is Costing Us the Earth

The WHO cover-up that is costing us the Earth 

A video by Olga Sheean with an accompanying document, 5 June 2019
Please share this excellent video far and wide.



Video on Olga Sheean's site: EMF Off!
https://www.emfoff.com/cover-up/

Video on YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXx4nAsxFFQ

Accompanying document:
https://www.emfoff.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/WHO-cover-up.pdf


Message from Robert James Parsons
Independent Journalist

The following message with its link to a brief (less-than-twenty-minute) film has come to me from a long-time friend, researcher and activist working on electromagnetic radiation.

This is a subject that I have been researching and tracking myself for going on six years, without, I am ashamed to say, yet publishing any of the in-depth articles that I have planned and partially written -- something soon to change, I hope.

My work in this area has been built on my work in the area of ionizing (atomic) radiation, which started in 1996, when I began tracking Gulf War illness (which turned out to be radiation poisoning, although this has never been officially acknowledged by the Pentagon).

The film is a well deserved frontal attack on the World Health Organization, which I know well from over twenty years of dealing with it and reporting on matters of international public health. The main point made in the film is that the WHO's "safety" norms for human exposure to electromagnetic radiation are bogus.

07 June 2019

“Phonegate Alert” Invited to a Conference in England by Dr. Mallery-Blythe, Horsham, UK, 8 June 2019

“Phonegate Alert” invited to a conference in England by Dr. Mallery-Blythe
Phonegate Team, 27 May 2019

On June 8, 2019, a commemorative conference in honorr of Jenny Fry will be held in England at the initiative of “EMF aware Sussex”. On this occasion, the experts present will review scientific and medical knowledge concerning electrosensitivity, the development of new 5G technologies, communicating meters and mobile phones. We would like to thank Dr. Mallery-Blythe for her invitation, which will allow us, for the first time on English soil, to discuss the issues related to the Phonegate scandal.

The speakers:

Professor Dominique Belpomme,
Professor of Medical Oncology at the University of Paris René Descartes, founder of the European Institute for Research on Cancer and the Environment (ECERI), founder of ARTAC (Association for Research and Treatments Against Cancer). He will speak on the theme: “Etiology, diagnosis and management of electrohyper-sensitivity (EHS).
Dr. Marc Arazi,
Physician
Co-founder and President of the organization Alerte Phonegate.
His presentation: “The international Phonegate scandal: All overexposed, all deceived, all threatened by our mobile phones”.
Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe,
Founder of the PHIRE medical organization (Physicians’ Health Initiative for Radiation & Environment), Trustee RRT (Radiation Research Trust), Medical Advisor ORSAA (Oceanic Radiofrequency Scienti c Advisory Association), Medical Advisor ESUK and member of IGNIR 5g, she will speak on the theme: “Overview of EMF health effects and PHIRE 5G Five Facts initiative.”
Debbie Fry (dental nurse) will talk about her daughter, Jenny’s experiences with her E.H.S. and her campaign to turn off Wi-Fi in schools and hospitals.

This conference, which will be held on Saturday, June 8 from 9am to 5pm in the Sedwick park house, is open to the public. You can download the prospectus to register.

06 June 2019

Canada: Doctors, Experts Call for Delaying Deployment of 5G Due to Health Risks

Doctors, Experts Call for Delaying Deployment of 5G Due to Health Risks
By Arek Rusek, ntd.com, June 6, 2019

TORONTO, Canada—Although 5G, or fifth generation wireless technology, promises faster download speeds and conveniences that most of us have never dreamed of, we’ll also be blanketed with a new type of radiation called “millimeter waves,” according to health experts who warn of the rising risks associated with the rollout of 5G.

At the Wireless Technology Symposium in Toronto on May 31, experts discussed evidence of adverse health effects from 5G technology and answered questions from the audience.

“It’s not been made clear to the public that 5G won’t just be another number and a letter on your cell phone,” said Frank Clegg, former president of Microsoft Canada. “It requires an entirely new infrastructure of thousands of small cellular antennas to be erected throughout the cities where it’s going to be installed.”

Are rises in Electro-Magnetic Field in the human environment, interacting with multiple environmental pollutions, the tripping point for increases in neurological deaths in the Western World?

On a rare occasion when the Swiss authorities (person responsible for health strategy and policy, canton Vaud) asked for more information about a study mentioned in one of my letters to the editor, the subject was research carried out by Bournemouth University on the rising numbers of younger people being diagnosed with dementia. This was back in 2015. (See 2015 opinion by Colin Pritchard published by The Guardian, "Why Modern Life is Making Dementia in Your 40s More Likely".

Here is the closing of a June 2019 paper by Colin Pritchard and others, Bournemouth University:

An MRI scan of a human brain: dementia sufferers are
becoming younger.
Photo: Alamy from 2015 Guardian article.
"In closing, we take a backward look over just 25 clinical years to consider the rises in the incidence of Autism and Asperger syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, ADHD, Early Onset Dementias, rises in the WHO diagnostic categories Nervous Disease Deaths and Alzheimer’s and Other Dementia deaths across the Western world, all alongside intensive increases in background environmental pollutants and the now ubiquitous EMF. Part of the problem is that these influences have been slow and insidious and the new digital world, so full of ‘good things’, perhaps we may need to begin to realise that possibly we have opened Pandora’s Box."

Are rises in Electro-Magnetic Field in the human environment, interacting with multiple environmental pollutions, the tripping point for increases in neurological deaths in the Western World?
by Colin Pritchard, Anne Silk, Lars Hansen, Medical Hypotheses, Vol. 127, June 2019 (full text)

Abstract

Whilst humans evolved in the earth’s Electro-Magnetic-Field (EMF) and sun-light, both being essential to life but too much sun and we burn. What happens if background EMF rise to critical levels, coinciding with increasing environmental pollutants?

05 June 2019

The 5G War — Technology Versus Humanity

The 5G War — Technology Versus Humanity
by Dr. Joseph Mercola, 5 June 2019

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • 5G relies primarily on the bandwidth of the millimeter wave, known to cause a painful burning sensation. It’s also been linked to eye and heart problems, suppressed immune function, genetic damage and fertility problems
  • FCC admits no 5G safety studies have been conducted or funded by the agency or telecom industry, and that none are planned
  • The FCC has been captured by the telecom industry, which in turn has perfected the disinformation strategies employed by the tobacco industry before it
  • Persistent exposures to microwave frequencies like those from cellphones can cause mitochondrial dysfunction and nuclear DNA damage from free radicals produced from peroxynitrite
  • Excessive exposures to cellphones and Wi-Fi networks have been linked to chronic diseases such as cardiac arrhythmias, anxiety, depression, autism, Alzheimer’s and infertility