Raise awareness of environmental health issues in order to better protect our children and future generations.

31 January 2019

Who Wants to Go After Dr. Arazi?

Message from Dr. Marc Arazi (translation): "Since the revelation of the Phonegate scandal two and a half years ago, I have had to overcome many obstacles, it is truly an endless marathon. And these serious incidents do not make things any easier. They affect my loved ones, they affect me, making me feel the fragility of the whistleblower. What makes me feel good is the feeling of defending a just cause, the health of billions of mobile phone users. It is also your support, more and more numerous every day, coming from all over the world and your thanks for the successes obtained by our association Phonegate Alert. The fight with the mobile phone giants is unequal to say the least, but together we are stronger and we will obtain recognition for the victims and condemnation of the industrialists. Thank you again for all your support."
This Google translation of the recent article published by L'Age de Fer was communicated under the title, "Who wants to go after Dr. Arazi?" by Lloyd Morgan, Senior Research Fellow with the Environmental Health Trust, to members of the EMF Working Group at the Collaborative on Health and Environment.  We thank him very much.  (We have made only a few minor changes, leaving the translation as is in the communication.)

Attempted intimidation of an activist - translation
by Nicolas Bérard, l'âge de faire, 29 janvier 2019

The day of a lawsuit against the Frequency Agency, the whistleblower Marc Arazi discovered the tires of his car flat. The day before, his dog had collapsed.

Nogent-sur-Marne, a posh town of 32,000 inhabitants located in the Val-de-Marne, is not famous for its news. Even BFM-TV cannot shoot any garbage on fire, that's right. Marc Arazi (photo) can testify to the tranquility of the place: he has been living there for eighteen years, and had not experienced or observed any act of vandalism until very recently. He did not live hidden: whistleblower of the "Phonegate" scandal, he also took part in two election campaigns against the incontrollable Mayor Les Républicains, Jacques JPMartin, reelected without interruption since 2001. But no intimidation to deplore, no offense to denounce. Until Friday, December 14, 2018 when he discovers that the four tires of his old Renault Espace, parked 50 meters from his home, were flat.

30 January 2019

Generation of Child Web Addicts

Study referred to in the article below:  We have posted the conclusions following the article.

Association Between Screen Time and Children’s Performance on a Developmental Screening Test 
Sheri Madigan, PhD; Dillon Browne, PhD; Nicole Racine, PhD; Camille Mori, BA; Suzanne Tough, PhD
JAMA Pediatrics, 28 January 2019

Click on "pdf" in this link for full text of study:  

Generation of child web addicts: Youngsters are becoming so obsessed with the internet they spend more time on YouTube than with friends as parents struggle to keep control of their online usage

  • Shocking scale of children's internet obsession revealed by new Ofcom study
  • Seven out of ten take their phone to bed and even under-5s spend hours online
  • A fifth of children 8-12 are on social media – despite supposed ban on under-13s 
  • A growing number of parents admit to having 'lost control' of children's habits

The major Ofcom study comes as analysis shows iPads can stunt children's development

28 January 2019

European 5G Conference 2019 Effectively Admits 5G is a Massive Biological Experiment

"By their own admission, the conference participants acknowledge that the 5G rollout is the biggest biological experiment in human history, since they plan to measure public exposure levels and health consequences AFTER the rollout. This is illegal under the Nuremberg Code, which forbids experimentation on human beings without informed consent."

European 5G Conference 2019 Effectively Admits 5G is a Massive Biological Experiment

by Russell Cavanaghdigitalsurvivor.uk, 24 January 2019

Digital Survivor received a great message of support this morning after yesterday’s Twitter exchange with Comunicare Digitale at the 5G Conference in Brussels.

Yesterday’s post ,”OFFICIAL! Don’t Raise Health Concerns About 5G“, highlighted the glossing over of health concerns regarding 5G technology by podium members at the conference – which was backed by the European Union and the United Nations.

Conference participants were asked if there were serious health problems or consequences due to 5G and those participants informed them that it was “impossible to say” since “the 5G network was not up and running”.

The message this morning came from the Stop 5G Appeal (their associated website is 5gspaceappeal.org).

I reproduce the text below in full, along with two related videos they wanted to be included in this blog post:

Phonegate: First Meeting Planned with the Services of François de Rugy, French Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition

Update of article after the meeting of Dr. Marc Arazi at the Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition.

First meeting planned with the services of François de Rugy, Minister for Ecological and Solidarity TransitionPhoneGate Team, phonegatealert.org 16 January 2019 - revision

Following a letter from Thibault Leclerc, Chief of Staff of the Minister of State, Minister of Ecological and Solidarity Transition, we will be received on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 10 a.m., by the Head of the Department of Health Risks Related to the Environment, Waste and Non-point Pollution at the General Directorate for Risk Prevention.

We are going to put on the table the industrial and health issues of the Phonegate scandal and help lead the minister to take courageous decisions to properly protect the health of mobile phone users.

The agenda of the meeting

27 January 2019

Electrohypersensitivity - New Judicial Advance in France – Recognition of Electrosensitivity as an Occupational Disease

Priartem PRESS RELEASE 23 January 2019 – EHS – New judicial advance in France – Recognition of electrosensitivity as an occupational disease
emfsa.co.za, 24 January 2019

Source for this article: http://www.priartem.fr/EHS-Nouvelle-avancee-judiciaire-en.html?fbclid=IwAR08a3_kXRclym9jZapaO1IWlGiko87uEsylD6AbA0rB_tT4h-xJhM5w8W8

In a judgment of January 17, the Administrative Court of Cergy-Pontoise recognized the electrohypersensitivity of a research technician as an occupational disease.

For Sophie PELLETIER, president of PRIARTEM, it is a double “first” : “This is the first time that the administrative jurisdiction – on which civil servants depend – ruled favourably on this topic.. And the icing on the cake, this is the first time in France that a court decision recognizes intolerance to electromagnetic waves as a disease attributable to work.” This decision comes after a long battle for the claimant who suffers from neurodegenerative disorders. He became ill ten years ago after working for two years on a device emitting strong electromagnetic fields.

23 January 2019

Switzerland: Electrohypersensitivity: "With the Arrival of 5G, Where Would I Be Able to Live?"

"With the arrival of 5G, where would I be able to live?"
by Karim Di Matteo, ABO+ 24heures.ch, 22 January 2019 - translation

Electromagnetic radiation: Three electrohypersensitive persons speak of their suffering due to radiation from antennas and Wi-Fi.  The arrival of 5G in Switzerland has become their greatest fear.

(Photo): Claire, François Ruchet and Eva Roethlisberger (from left to right) are going through hell every day because of their electrohypersensitivity, an affliction not recognized in Switzerland, unlike Scandinavia or Great Britain. Photo: Florian Cella

On the front door, a sticker of a crossed out mobile phone sets the tone. Only phones in airplane mode cross the threshold of Vincent Ruchet's house. The farmer from Ollon is EHS - electrohypersensitive. Electromagnetic waves are, for him, a potentially deadly enemy. An irony of fate for the person from Chablais, a former Nokia and Sony Ericsson technician: "Since then, the radiation of the antennas and Wi-Fi has caused me great suffering. The future 5G network will be a nightmare."

According to EHS advocacy associations, 800,000 people in Switzerland, or 10% of the population, are affected. In Sweden, where this problem is taken into consideration, it is also estimated that one in ten citizens is affected. In 2004, WHO recognized the reality of the symptoms, and in 2011, it integrated the radio frequencies of mobile phones and wireless technologies into the group "possibly carcinogenic to humans". In 2018, the French National Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety concluded that "EHS symptoms and suffering are a lived reality".

20 January 2019

The Tribune de Genève Publishes Opinion on the Industrial and Health Scandal of Phonegate

Our recent letter to the editor on the industrial and health scandal of Phonegate, an issue that has been completely ignored by the media in Switzerland and most other countries.  We will hear more about this affair in future.  A recent landmark decision by the Administrative Court of Rome has ordered the Italian Government to launch a national campaign on the health and environmental risks of mobile phone use. In their arguments, the legal team relied, among other things, on the data concerning the results of the tests of the French National Frequencies Agency (ANFR) on more than 500 mobile phones, published as part of the Phonegate scandal.

Letter to the Editor, Tribune de Genève, 15 January 2019

Thank you to RTS for its program Temps Présent, "Le téléphone portable, une arme d'addiction massive" ["The cell phone, a weapon of mass addiction"] . This is only one aspect of the risks of exposure to electromagnetic waves (EM) from wireless devices. In 2018, the National Council tabled at least six initiatives on improving health awareness in the mobile phone sector. The inquiry "Radiation-emitting devices close to the head and body" is one of the few proposals of a national parliament to mention the Phonegate scandal. In 2016, Dr Marc Arazi, President of the international NGO, "Phonegate Alert", revealed that, according to tests carried out by the French National Frequencies Agency (ANFR), the regulatory values of the specific absorption rate (SAR) of many mobile phones are not respected when used near the body. For more than 20 years, mobile phone users have been deceived both by manufacturers about their true EM wave exposure thresholds and by authorities who do not warn them to keep the device away from the body. Recently, Dr. Arazi has been subjected to alleged acts of intimidation. Elected officials must move forward with all their legislative proposals to protect the population from exposure to EM waves.

by Meris Michaels

18 January 2019

Italy: A Landmark Judgment Condemns the State to Inform the Population of the Health Risks Due to Mobile Phones

Important message from Dr. Marc Arazi: "This is a historical judgment that was achieved through teamwork. All the DATA that was made public as part of the Phonegate scandal is available to all, scientists, doctors, lawyers, journalists, organizations... and is there to help the general public understand what is certainly one of the biggest deceptions deliberately set up by manufacturers and operators, with tobacco and asbestos. We are working tirelessly with all our international supporters, more and more every day, to get many more DATA through the legal channels in the coming weeks and months."

Italy: a landmark judgment condemns the state to inform the population of the health risks due to mobile phones
PhoneGate Team, phonegatealert.org, 18 January 2019


This decision of the Administrative Court of Rome is historic. It orders the Italian government to create a national information campaign on the health risks associated with the use of mobile phones.

Following the announcement by the Italian government that it was not appealing against his conviction, the judgment published on 13 November 2018 was widely reported by the transalpine media:

17 January 2019

Italian Court Orders Public Safety Campaign to Advise Public of Health Risks from Mobile and Cordless Phones

Italian Court Orders Public Safety Campaign
Microwave News, 16 January 2019

Must Begin by July 16; Government Will Not Appeal Decision

(Photo from article appearing in La Reppublica)
In a victory for advocates of precaution, an Italian court has ordered the government to launch a campaign to advise the public of the health risks from mobile and cordless phones.

The information campaign must begin by July 16.

The court in Rome reached its decision last November, but the announcement was only made yesterday. The decision is here.

Today, the government announced that it would not appeal the ruling, Stefano Bertone told Microwave News. Bertone is with the law firm of Ambrosio and Commodo in Turin, and is helping represent a citizens group called APPLE, which sued to force the government to act. APPLE is an acronym for the Association for the Prevention of and Fight Against Electrosmog.

14 January 2019

Spain: Electrohypersensitivity Finally Considered a Work-Related Accident

Posted on January 12, 2019 by ES-Ireland

“A judge recognises the occupational nature –work accident– of an employee’s temporary disabilities derived from electrohypersensitivity”

Zaragoza, 8 January 2019. A ruling recently issued by the Juzgado de lo Social (Labour Court) No. 1 of Zaragoza, Spain, established that the sole and exclusive cause of the electrohypersensitivity suffered by an Endesa employee was his work activity. The occupational nature of the temporary disabilities granted to this employee since 2014 is therefore ascertained and said temporary disabilities are to be considered work-related accidents. Ruling 203/2018

The aforementioned ruling was ratified by the High Court of Justice of Aragon. Ruling 691/2018

It is the first time that a Spanish judge recognises the occupational nature -work accident- of an employee’s temporary disabilities derived from electrohypersensitivity.

The JIMENEZ-MAINAR&ROSEL S.L. law firm from Zaragoza handled the case.

Europe Ignores Possible Cancer Risk of 5G

Europe ignores possible cancer risk of 5G
par HARALD SCHUMANN et ELISA SIMANTKEtagesspiegel.de, 12 January 2019 -

Mobile communications technology is suspected of damaging health. But governments are steadily promoting the expansion.

Great uncertainty.  Even smartphone manufacturers advise
distance from the devices.
The planned Europe-wide roll-out of the fifth generation (5G) mobile network poses major economic and technical risks and is meeting with considerable resistance from the population in some EU countries. This was reported by the Investigate Europe team of journalists in the Tagesspiegel on Sunday. According to the report, it is uncertain whether the investments, estimated at around 500 billion euros, will ever pay off. In addition, a growing number of scientific studies indicate that high-frequency electromagnetic radiation used for mobile telephony can damage human health, such as causing cancer or damaging male semen.

11 January 2019

Tenth smartphone exceeding SAR: the Logicom M BOT 60 measured at 2.81 W/kg P

Tenth smartphone exceeding SAR: the Logicom M BOT 60 measured at 2.81 W/kg
Phonegate Team, phonegatealert.org 11 January 2019

In a press release published on its website, the French National Frequency Agency (ANFR) announced that it had noted during these controls that the M BOT 60 smartphone from the French manufacturer LOGICOM exceeds the regulatory thresholds for the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) trunk. Indeed, it was measured at 2.81 W/kg, which represents an overrun of more than 40% of the European regulatory limit value set at 2W/kg.

In accordance with the regulations (Article L43 II bis of the French Post and Electronic Communications Code):

"ANFR has given notice to LOGICOM, the company responsible for marketing this telephone, to take all appropriate measures to put an end to the non-compliance found on equipment currently on the market as well as those already marketed."

Insufficient and misleading communication from manufacturers

David O. Carpenter, MD, Top Public Health Physician, Joins NTEF'S Advisory Board

NTEF’s (National Toxic Encephalopathy Foundation) core purposes are to provide education and services to the growing segment of the population who are adversely affected by everyday chemicals and toxins in our environment.

It has been proven that chemicals/radiation have a direct effect upon the brain whether during pregnancy, childhood or in adults. Chemicals such as pesticides, cleaning/disinfectant products, building materials, vaccine preservatives, perfumes, air fresheners, fragranced products, mold, along with electro-magnetic radiation/smart meters are most likely causing harm to your health and/or to the health of those around you.

David O. Carpenter, MD, Top Public Health Physician, Joins NTEF'S Advisory Board
prlog.org, 10 January 2019

LAS VEGAS - Jan. 10, 2019 - PRLog -- The National Toxic Encephalopathy Foundation (NTEF) is pleased to announce that David O. Carpenter, MD, has become a member of the NTEF'S Advisory Board.

Dr. Carpenter is a world-renowned research physician, recipient of numerous awards; Leon Resnick, Jacob Javits Neuroscience Investigator, Homer N. Calver, and Albion O. Bernstein.

Dr. Carpenter received both his undergrad and medical degrees from Harvard. After graduation from medical school, Dr. Carpenter chose to study brain function rather than to practice clinical medicine. Even as a medical student he graduated with a number of first-author publications on neural control of movement. He went on to study basic mechanism of synaptic transmission, first in invertebrate neurons and then using mammalian brain slices. His recent work is entirely focused on environmental causes of human diseases.

09 January 2019

Spain: Higher Court of Justice of Aragon Links Electrosensitivity with Workplace Accidents

TSJA links electrosensitivity with workplace accidents
elperiodicodearagon.com, 8 January 2019 - translation

This worker began to suffer the symptoms of his illness in 2009, after having been exposed continuously to electromagnetic fields

The Higher Court of Justice of Aragón (TSJA) has confirmed a ruling that links the electrosensitivity contracted by an employee of an energy company as the cause of an industrial accident resulting from his work as an engineer in electrical transformation centers.

According to the Independent Association for the Defense of Health (Aisedes), this worker began to suffer the symptoms of his illness in 2009, after having been continuously exposed to electromagnetic fields.

In 2013, this association points out, the company's medical services rated him as a person sensitive to electromagnetic fields, and yet he had to continue his work in places close to Wi-Fi and telephony antennas.

UN Staff Member: 5G Is War on Humanity

UN Staff Member: 5G Is War on Humanity (5 January 2019, 6 min.)

UN Staff Member: 5G Is War on Humanity

by Claire Edwardstakebackyourpower.net, 5 January 2019

Disclosure about 5G — and its considerable risk for humanity — is occurring within the United Nations. This is thanks to longtime UN staff member and whistle-blower Claire Edwards, who recently contacted me with this powerful story which touches all of humanity and our shared future. Watch the interview... on YouTube here or on Facebook here. -Josh del Sol Beaulieu

The first eight months of WWII with no fighting was called The Phoney War. Using millimetre waves as a fifth-generation or 5G wireless communications technology is a phoney war of another kind.

This phoney war is also silent, but this time shots are being fired – in the form of laser-like beams of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) from banks of thousands of tiny antennas[1] – and almost no one in the firing line knows that they are being silently, seriously and irreparably injured.

In the first instance, 5G is likely to make people electro-hypersensitive (EHS).[2] Perhaps it was sitting in front of two big computer screens for many of the 18 years I worked at the UN that made me EHS. When the UN Office at Vienna installed powerful WiFi and cellphone access points – designed to serve large, public areas – in narrow, metal-walled corridors throughout the Vienna International Centre in December 2015, I was ill continuously for seven months.

08 January 2019

Swiss Parliament: 2018 Proposals on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection

Swiss Parliament:  2018 Proposals on  Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection
Towards Better Health, 8 January 2019

In 2018, at least six motions/interpellations were introduced by elected officials to the National Council of the Swiss Parliament to protect the population, including users of mobile telephony devices, from exposure to electromagnetic radiation.

Earlier in 2018, for reasons of health, the Council of States voted not to raise limit values for mobile telephony installations.  Groups supporting the motion included the Federation of Swiss Doctors, Doctors for the Protection of the Environment (MfE), the Federation of Swiss Patients and the Swiss Farmers' Union. See Press Release from MfE.

Each day, the delay or failure to take simple precautionary measures to reduce electrosmog, of which much of the population is unaware, brings us closer to serious illness, electrohypersensitivity, and other conditions, and serves only to increase the profits of the mobile telephony industry.

Interpellation 18.3622, introduced by National Councilor Silva Semadeni on 14 June 2018, "Radiation-Emitting Devices Close to the Head and Body", is one of the rare legislative proposals raised by a national parliament mentioning the industrial and health scandal of Phonegate. There is reason to hope that this and the other initiatives relating to mobile telephony will be more seriously considered by the new Federal Councilor for Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications (DETEC), Ms. Simonetta Sommaruga.  She was executive director of the Foundation for Consumer Protection in 1993 and its president from 2000 to 2010.  During past terms in the Swiss Parliament, she introduced proposals on non-ionizing radiation and protection of the health of the population.

We thank the Swiss legislators for raising these issues.

07 January 2019

[Press release] ANFR: French Administrative Court refuses Dr. Arazi’s requests

[Press release] ANFR: French Administrative Court refuses Dr Arazi’s requests
Equipe PhoneGate, phonegatealert.org, 7 janvier 2019

By a judgment handed down on 28 December 2018, the Melun Administrative Court denied Dr Marc Arazi access to the original and full mobile phone test reports carried out by the French National Frequency Agency (ANFR) in 2015.

Nor did the Tribunal comply with its request to transmit all written communications (e-mails, letters) between ANFR and ANSES.

The Judge considered, with regard to the communications made during the present proceedings, namely the publication of the reports on the ANFR’s OPEN DATA website in March 2018, that:

“… the measurement reports published by ANFR on 8 March 2018 were only formally harmonised before their publication without any change in their content and that, on the other hand, these reports were electronically signed and can be verified by any interested person by downloading the document…”

A worrying decision on transparency

04 January 2019

India: Brain Tumor Among Children on the Rise

Every year over 2,500 of the Indian children suffer from
medulloblastoma, a paediatric malignant primary brain
tumor.  (Representational image)
2017 ARTICLE, RE-POSTED January 2019:

"According to a study in 2016, every year 40,000-50,000 persons are diagnosed with brain tumour in India, out of which 20 per cent are children. The study showed a drastic increase in the cases of brain tumour in children post 2015. Doctors said that this could be attributed to long-term mobile use..."

“There is a lot of literature that establishes a link between mobile radiation and brain tumour. Mobile phones emit radiation from their antennas and kids are at high risk as they possess soft tissues near the ear. It is advisable for children, adolescents, and also pregnant women, to use headphones while on call or use the speaker,” said Dr P.K. Sethi, professor and consultant of the neurology department at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. 

Brain tumour among children on the rise in India
by Shagun Kapil, The Asian Age, 10 July 2017

Brain tumour is a cancerous or a non-cancerous mass of growth of abnormal cells in the brain and is a leading cause of death in India.