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29 December 2021

Cell phone radiation expert says FCC 'in denial' of health risks, demands 'full, independent investigation'

Cell phone radiation expert says FCC 'in denial' of health risks, demands 'full, independent investigation'
By Yael Halon | Fox News, 28 December 2021

(A 4-min. video clip of the interview with Dr. Devra Davis may be viewed here.)

The FCC must come to terms with the 'very inconvenient truth' surrounding cell phone radiation, she says

Epidemiologist and environmental hazard expert Dr. Devra Davis called for an independent evaluation of the dangers associated with cell phone radiation, citing a potential link to cancer as cause for heightened concern on Fox Nation's "Tucker Carlson Today."

"The issue of cell phone radiation is, we've been in denial, and the denial is in large part psychological," Davis told Tucker Carlson in an episode released Monday. "We simply can't think about the possibility … Is it a chance that these things are harmful?"

Nordic Appeal 11 NGOs Calling For Better Protection Against Wireless Radiation

Nordic Appeal 11 NGOs Calling For Better Protection Against Wireless Radiation
Publié le décembre 23, 2021 par LVsA, Association le Vaud sans antennes
Swedish Radiation Protection Foundation – 16Dec2021

In a joint letter, representatives from 11 Nordic organisations active in the field of health risks from radiation from wireless technology, request that humans and the environment be better protected. People are today completely unprotected from a variety of harmful effects, such as cancer and neurological damage, which the research has repeatedly shown occurs at levels well below current ”safety limits”.

The below letter as pdf

In recent years, human exposure to pulsed microwave radiation from wireless technology has increased exponentially. The increase is mainly a result of the expansion of 4G + and 5G as well as an increased amount of consumer products based on technology that emits microwave radiation. In addition to more base stations, millions of so-called smart electricity meters are being installed, which also contribute to the overall increase in microwave radiation in our outdoor and indoor environment.

27 December 2021

List of mobile phones with non-compliant SARs removed or updated in France

List of mobile phones with non-compliant SARs removed or updated in France
Equipe Phonegate 24 Dec 2021

To date, 30 different models of mobile phones with non compliant SARs have been either withdrawn from the French market or have had their Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) updated by software.

Attention danger for the RealMe 7i of Oppo

The last one dated December 20, 2021, is the RealMe 7i of the Chinese manufacturer OPPO whose SAR member after control of the National Agency of Frequencies (ANFR) exceeded the regulatory level set at 4W/kg. It was checked in the laboratory at 4.91 W/kg and the SAR trunk is also particularly limited as reaching 1.96 W/kg (maximum 2W/kg in EU). As a reminder, there is a significant margin of error of about 25%. After the update the SAR member is reduced to 2.37 W/kg and the SAR trunk to 0.948 W/kg. However, it is up to the users to update their devices.

22 December 2021

United States: Non Profit Groups Petition HHS and FDA to Declare Imminent Hazard from Wireless Radiation

Non Profit Groups Petition HHS and FDA to Declare Imminent Hazard from Wireless Radiation
Petitioners Claim Inaction by FDA is Causing Confusion and Harm to the Public

Americans for Responsible Technology, 21 Dec. 2021

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- A group of non-profit organizations and private individuals led by the national coalition Americans for Responsible Technology (ART) today petitioned the Health and Human Services Department and its constituent agency, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), to publicly issue a declaration of Imminent Hazard and clarify its position on the safety of human exposure to radiofrequency (RF) radiation emitted from cell phones, cell towers, smart meters, small cell antennas, wireless kiosks, tablets, computers and other wireless devices. The groups contend that the FDA is allowing and encouraging the misleading and false impression that it has engaged in a careful examination of the evidence, reached a science-based conclusion and developed standards for human exposure following government procedures. It has not.

21 December 2021

United States: Diplomat Injured By Radiofrequency Radiation, Sues Government for Disability Discrimination

Diplomat Injured By RF, Sues Government for Disability Discrimination
By: Dafna Tachover Esq., MBA, https://wearetheevidence.org, 13 Dec. 2021

On Dec. 8, 2021, Mark Lenzi,one of the diplomats who developed what has been referred to as the “Havana Syndrome,” filed a lawsuit against the US State Department alleging disability discrimination.

It is the first known lawsuit to be filed by one of the diplomats who developed the condition. The now widely accepted explanation for the syndrome is an injury from pulsed radio-frequency (RF) radiation. The condition is the same as Microwave Sickness / Electro-Sensitivity, suffered by people injured by pulsed RF from commercial wireless technology.

Switzerland: Federal Council relaxes limit: Up to ten times transmission power for 5G

"Federal Council relaxes limit: Up to ten times transmission power for 5G"
Media release, schutz-vor-strahlung.ch, December 17, 2021 - translation

Zurich, December 17, 2021 The ruse to relax the limit value1 has now turned into an ordinance2 that is obviously intended to break down the population's resistance to 5G by force. The Federal Council is thus ignoring two decisions of the Council of States, the vast majority of the population and the tireless warnings of doctors. It breaks its earlier promise not to relax the limits for mobile communications. Thus, it wants to illegitimately deprive residents near antennas, municipalities and cantons of many of their rights, although courts have judged this to be inadmissible. We therefore strongly condemn this decision of the Federal Council: it endangers health, is illegal and causes anger in wide circles, as well as many hundreds of further unnecessary legal proceedings.

16 December 2021

Switzerland: Revision of the Ordinance on Protection against Non-Ionizing Radiation - Without Public Knowledge?

Press Release
Physicians for Environmental Protection (AefU), December 16, 2021 - translation*

Mobile radiation / Ordinance on Protection against Non-Ionizing Radiation (ORNI)

Revision without the public?

A revision of the Ordinance on Protection against Non-Ionizing Radiation (ORNI) is taking place without the general public being aware of it, as the Doctors for Environmental Protection (AefU) have found out. They are calling for the involvement of all interested parties in the sensitive issue of mobile communications and 5G. In addition, a new ORNI must consistently implement the precautionary principle, e.g. reduce the exposure of residents living near antennas, integrate small cells and be extended to animals and plants.

Without the knowledge of the general public, a partial revision of the Ordinance on Protection against Non-ionizing Radiation (ORNI) is apparently taking place. This is clear from a letter from the Conference of Cantonal Building, Planning and Environmental Directors (BPUK) dated November 3, 2021, which is available to the AefU. This is not the way to go. The AefU demands a stop to the current revision now and an open and transparent procedure, as envisaged by the BPUK for a further, larger revision of ORNI. It writes to the Federal Office for the Environment: "In our opinion, in view of the rapid technical developments in the field of mobile communications, a second, major revision of ORNI is necessary. It is important that this revision takes place in a proper, broad-based procedure". This view is shared by the AefU.

15 December 2021

Switzerland: Exceeding Limits the Order of the Day: Telecoms Companies Cooperate in 5G Control Measurements

Can we really trust the mobile telephony operators or the government to protect us from the risks of radiofrequency radiation, as we learned from the Phonegate scandal?  In the case of 5G antennas in Switzerland, "extensive test measurements already show that the calculated results are often far from reality and that the limit values are exceeded many times over. In addition, the measurement protocols are usually kept secret."

Exceeding limits the order of the day
Media release "Telecom companies cooperate in 5G control measurements"

https://schutz-vor-strahlung.ch/, December 13, 2021 - auto-translation

Zurich, December 13, 2021 Radiation from 5G antennas cannot be effectively measured today. "Measurement" results are based only on model calculations. They are ultimately estimates that can be influenced by the mobile network operators. The population is thus exposed to uncontrollable radiation. We demand an immediate 5G moratorium and compliance with the limit values at all times as long as radiation exposure cannot be measured effectively.

The nimble adaptive 5G antennas still cannot be measured properly. Therefore, assumptions have to be made and calculation models invented. The federal government proposes a measurement during low utilization with subsequent extrapolation. The data for this extrapolation should be based on information from the mobile network operators. Objectivity is a different matter! Extensive test measurements already show that the calculated results are often far from reality and that the limit values are exceeded many times over. In addition, the measurement protocols are usually kept secret, and acceptance measurements are not even carried out for numerous antennas. Therefore, we demand once again the immediate shutdown of this uncontrollable adaptive technology that endangers people!

14 December 2021

United States: State Department Officer Struck by Havana Syndrome Sues Blinken and Agency for Alleged Disability Discrimination

State Department officer struck by Havana syndrome sues Blinken and agency for alleged disability discrimination
By Katie Bo Lillis and Natasha Bertrand, CNN, 10 Dec. 2021

(CNN) A State Department officer who says he was struck by the strange constellation of symptoms now known as "Havana syndrome" in 2017 is suing Secretary of State Antony Blinken and the State Department for disability discrimination, according to court filings.

(Photo): US Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during remarks on Havana syndrome in the Benjamin Franklin Room of the State Department in Washington on November 5, 2021.

It is the first known suit filed against the US government by a victim of Havana syndrome and comes as the State Department continues to face sharp criticism from some lawmakers and victims over its handling of the incidents and care for affected diplomats.

United States: FCC Regs Don't Preempt iPhone Radiation Suit, 9th Circ. Told

FCC Regs Don't Preempt iPhone Radiation Suit, 9th Circ. Told
Craig Clough, Law360, Dec 10, 2021

A proposed class alleging Apple's iPhones expose users to dangerous radiation urged the Ninth Circuit at a hearing Friday to overturn a lower court's findings that the claims are preempted by federal regulations, arguing congressional intent and an "unbroken line" of U.S. Supreme Court rulings clear the suit to move forward.

Matthew W.H. Wessler of Gupta Wessler PLLC, who represents the proposed class, told the three-judge panel during a remote video conference hearing that the plain text of the Communications Act of 1934 and Telecommunications Act of 1996 "make clear that [Congress] did not intend for any state law to be preempted in the context of ... regulation for cell phones, and you can see it in a number of different places."

Wessler also said an "unbroken line" of at least three high court rulings since 2000 underlined this interpretation of the two congressional acts and held that "safety standards, agency safety standards, regardless of context, operate as regulatory floors, and do not themselves preempt state common law claims that seek to impose a higher standard."

11 December 2021

The French Government Ignores Mobile Phone Dangers

The French Government ignores mobile phone dangers
by Equipe Phonegate | 10 Dec. 2021

In this Tribune published on the blog of Mediapart we question the Government which ignores the dangers for the health of the exposures to the waves of the mobile telephony.

Indeed, two years after the recommendations of the French National Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health Safety (ANSES) in its “Phonegate” report and the subsequent commitments made by the Government, little or nothing has been done to better protect the health of cell phone users. The epidemic of Covid 19 does not excuse anything.

This is the sad observation made by our association Alerte Phonegate and the more than 15,500 citizens who signed our petition. We demand together concrete progress, especially for children, pregnant women and people suffering from electro-hypersensitivity.

09 December 2021

5G Now Means Some Flights Won't Be Able to Land When Pilots Can't See the Runway

5G now means some flights won’t be able to land when pilots can’t see the runway
By Sean Hollister@StarFire2258, theverge.com, Dec 7, 2021
A new FAA rule may lead to flight delays

Photo by George Frey/AFP via Getty Images
Verizon and AT&T are hoping new swaths of C-band cellular radio spectrum will help make the 5G hype closer to reality, but the big mid-band 5G rollout may have a side effect. Airplanes rely on radio altimeters to tell how high they are above the ground to safely land when pilots can’t see, and the FAA is now instructing 6,834 of them to not do that at certain airports because of 5G interference.

The FAA ruled on Tuesday that those thousands of US planes (and some helicopters) won’t be able to use many of the guided and automatic landing systems that are designed to work in poor visibility conditions, if they’re landing at an airport where there’s deemed to be enough interference that their altimeters aren’t reliable. “Landings during periods of low visibility could be limited due to concerns that the 5G signal could interfere with the accuracy of an airplane’s radio altimeter, without other mitigations in place,” FAA spokesman Lynn Lunsford tells The Verge.

08 December 2021

FCC Under Pressure from Scientists and Health Organizations

FCC under pressure from scientists and health organizations
by Equipe Phonegate | 8 Dec 2021

Leading environmental health organizations, including Phonegate Alert, and experts, including Professor Belpomme and Dr. Arazi, are calling on the Federal Communications Commission to promptly respond to the order of the U.S Court of Appeals for D.C. Circuit in their recent judgment in Environmental Health Trust et al. v the FCC which mandated the FCC to re-examine the evidence regarding its 25-year-old wireless radiation safety limits. The new filing by Environmental Health Trust on November 30, 2021 requests the FCC re-open its official proceedings to allow the submission of new scientific research studies on the official record.

“We can no longer rely on 25-year-old science for today’s technology. Our nation cannot take a shortcut when it comes to public and environmental health. Now is the time for our nation’s regulatory bodies to ensure safety standards are based on the latest research,” stated Linda Birnbaum, Ph.D., former director of the National Institute of Environmental Science, and former director of the National Toxicology Program, one of many experts calling for this updated review.

30 November 2021

SAR of Cell Phone : France Files a Formal Objection to the EU Commission

SAR of cell phone : France files a formal objection to the EU Commission
by Equipe Phonegate | 28 Nov 2021

The SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) of cell phones is supposed to protect the health of users. This is still not the case! Also, on the recommendations of the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES), France has therefore referred to the European Commission to propose a measurement of SAR in direct contact with the body. But, two years after the announcement of the Government, nothing has changed yet.

For our part, we denounce since 2016, a European regulation that allows manufacturers to put in the hands of their customers, cell phones dangerous for their health. Thus, the SAR of cell phones was measured, until June 2017, at a unrealistic distance from the body with its use and can go up to 2.5 centimeters from the skin. Yet today, SAR is still measured at 5 millimeters from the trunk.

26 November 2021

United States: AT&T and Verizon Agree to 5G Power Limits to Resolve FAA Safety Concerns

"The issue has caught the attention of members of Congress. Last week, Reps. Peter DeFazio, chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, and Rick Larsen, chair of the Aviation Subcommittee, sent a letter to the FCC, accusing the agency of a 'deploy now, fix later' strategy that 'roll(s) the dice with safety.' "

AT&T and Verizon agree to 5G power limits to resolve FAA safety concerns

by Marguerite Reardon, cnet.com, Nov. 24, 2021

In the hope of keeping 5G deployments on track, the companies volunteer to take the precautionary measures, even though they say there's no credible evidence of interference with airplane signals.

Getty Images
AT&T and Verizon Communications are voluntarily agreeing to take further precautions to make sure cell towers transmitting 5G signals using newly acquired midband spectrum won't interfere with aircraft signals. 
The companies laid out their plan in a letter sent to the US Federal Communications Commission on Wednesday afternoon, in a move meant to defuse a conflict between the wireless and aviation industries.

In the letter addressed to the FCC's acting chair, Jessica Rosenworcel, the companies said they plan to lower the power levels nationwide on their cell towers that'll transmit 5G signals over the so-called C-band of wireless spectrum. Additionally, they said they'd impose even stricter power limits on the use of this spectrum near regional airports and public helipads, according to the letter, which CNET reviewed. The companies proposed taking the action for a period of six months "while additional evidence from radio altimeter manufacturers is evaluated," AT&T said in a separate statement.

22 November 2021

Canada Limits 5G to Protect Air Travel

Canada Limits 5G To Protect Air Travel
by Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Forbes Contributor, Nov 21, 2021

Canada’s Department of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development (ISED) has decided to restrict certain 5G services because they would interfere with radio altimeters, a crucial component of aircraft navigation systems.

Radio altimeters tell pilots where their planes are relative to Earth. If radio altimeters are not functioning properly, then aircraft could crash upon landing, or fly into mountains or hills. No one wants a loved one to be on a plane with a malfunctioning radio altimeter.

On Thursday, ISED, acting on the results of a study initiated in August, concluded that without further restrictions, 5G services in the 3.45 -3.65 GHz band would pose dangers to radio altimeters, which operate in the 4.2 - 4.4 GHz band.

20 November 2021

Medical and Tech Experts Warn against Gifting Smartphones and Wi-fi Enabled Toys to Children

Medical and tech experts warn against gifting smartphones and wi-fi enabled toys to children
by newsbyte, November 17, 2021

Radiation risk poses danger to children

This holiday season, “Choose safe toys for your children, not wi-fi connected toys or smartphones,” is the message the Environmental Health Trust is sharing after recently winning a victory in the U.S. Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia Circuit. The court ordered the Federal Communications Commission to explain why it ignored scientific evidence showing harm from wireless radiation. Included in the evidence that the FCC ignored, are studies on the impact of wireless exposure to children.

Because children’s skulls are thinner and their brains and bodies contain more fluid, they will absorb more cell phone microwave radiation. The American Academy of Pediatrics has made recommendations that parents should limit cell phone use by children, keep the phone away from the head and instead of streaming wirelessly, pre-download games and videos so children can use the technology more safely in airplane mode.

14 November 2021

Letter to U.S. Education Secretary Regarding Risks of Wireless Radiation Exposures in Schools

Read and share this excellent letter from the Environmental Health Trust to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona with recommendations to eliminate unnecessary sources of non-ionizing radiation on school property and reduce the risk to students and staff of wireless radiation exposures.

Dear Dr. Miguel Cardona U.S. Secretary of Education

Today, we are writing to advise you of the scientific grounds for taking action to mitigate student, teacher and staff exposures to Wi-Fi and other non-ionizing electromagnetic fields in schools.

Wireless radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic (EMF) radiation and magnetic field/extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields (ELF-EMF) are a rapidly increasing type of environmental exposure for children, teachers and staff in classrooms.

Read full text here:

How Green is 5G?

How Green is 5G?
by Sally Beare, Envirotec, November 2021

A panoply of dazzling new IoT applications is a given, it would seem, with all the potential benefits one would expect from a step-change in wireless connectivity. But what about the environmental footprint? Sally Beare writes

With the plan for connected devices everywhere, internet traffic is set to triple over the next five years.1 Multiple masts and densely-placed small cells will proliferate. A single 5G base station is estimated to guzzle about as much power as 73 typical homes, a threefold increase over 4G.2, 3

Once base stations, data centres and devices are added up, telecommunications could consume over 20% of the world’s electricity by 2025, says Huawei analyst Dr Anders Andrae (compared to approximately 11% currently).4. 5 Compare that with global aviation’s 2.5% share of GHGs: In a worst-case scenario 5G could create almost ten times that by 2030.6,7


Harmful to humans?

10 November 2021

Cell Phone Radiation Documentary: "Something Is In the Air"

Something Is In The Air - The cell phone radiation documentary (28:15 mn. - premiered 30 September 2021)

Excellent 28-min. Finnish documentary with English subtitles featuring, among others, Prof. Dariusz Leszczynski, Prof. Martin Pall, Dr. Daniel Favre (President of the Suisse Romande association, ARRA, known for his research on the effects of cell phone radiation on honeybees.)

The FCC — Out Of The Playbook of The Tobacco Industry

The FCC — Out Of The Playbook of The Tobacco Industry
by Devra Davis, devradavis.medium.com, 9 November 2021

Pity Facebook! The gargantuan cartel stands charged inside and out with manipulating and monetizing the heartbeats and minds of billions. Missing so far from public consideration is another undeniable characteristic of our increasingly digitized worlds. The billions of devices on which WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook depend all rely on two-way microwave emitting devices that have never been tested for safety, especially for youngsters.

On the cusps of major holidays, federal agencies typically put out news dubbed “throwing out the trash” that slip under the public radar. Just before Christmas of 2019, the U.S. Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) quietly unleashed its determination to affirm safety standards for wireless radiation developed in 1996, rejecting reams of evidence about the harms caused by wireless radiation — evidence that was submitted in response to an FCC request years earlier.

The "Havana Syndrome": A Special Case of Electrohypersensitivity?

Discussion of the "Havana Syndrome", including a recent article from ABC News and paper: 
"Computational modeling investigation of pulsed high peak power microwaves and the potential for traumatic brain injury", 29 Oct. 2021.

The "Havana syndrome": A special case of electrohypersensitivity?
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, 9 November 2021

ABC News, November 5, 2021:

"Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Friday detailed new efforts to investigate "Havana syndrome," the mysterious health affliction affecting dozens of U.S. personnel first identified in Cuba and now including several countries."

"Symptoms include headaches, dizziness, cognitive difficulties, tinnitus, vertigo and trouble with seeing, hearing or balancing. Many officials have suffered symptoms years after reporting an incident, while some have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries."

08 November 2021

France: End of the obligation of smartphone manufacturers to provide a hands-free kit: an irresponsible decision!

End of the obligation of smartphone manufacturers to provide a hands-free kit: an irresponsible decision!
by Equipe Phonegate | 8 Nov 2021

Press Release November 8, 2021

The bill of the LR senator, Patrick Chaize was adopted on Tuesday, November 2, 2021 by the French Parliament. It lifts the obligation of manufacturers to provide with their cell phones the means of protection in order to reduce exposure of the users’ head.

In 2010, the Grenelle II law had established a broader obligation for the protection of the health of consumers and not just specific to the hands-free kit:

“Radioelectric terminals intended to be connected to a network open to the public for the provision of telephony service may not be marketed without an accessory to limit the exposure of the head to radioelectric emissions during communications.”

In reformulating this text, the parliamentarians have gone much further. They have put an end to every form of protection provided in an obligatory way by the manufacturer when marketing cell phones in order to protect exposure of the head.

Pseudo “ecological” justifications

According to an interview with Patrick Chaize published on the Frandroid website, he justifies this proposal integrated into the bill “Reducing the environmental footprint of digital technology in France”:

“Wired headsets, which are systematically supplied with smartphones, are a major source of waste…”.

And the senator added regarding the health aspects that justified this obligation:

“In any case, nothing indicates that the free provision of headsets protects these intensive users more widely from identified health risks.”

U.S. Mobile Carriers Verizon, AT&T Forced to Delay 5G Rollout Due to Cockpit Fears

Verizon, AT&T forced to delay 5G rollout due to cockpit fears
By Anthony Spadafora ( Pro ), techradar.com, 5 November 2021

FAA warns that C-band 5G could interfere with key cockpit safety devices

(Image credit: Pixabay)
US mobile carriers Verizon and AT&T have agreed to temporarily postpone their rollout of C-band 5G in order to work with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to address concerns surrounding potential interference with key cockpit safety devices.

In a statement, AT&T revealed its plans to delay its new 5G deployment until the beginning of next year while a Verizon spokesperson told CNET that it would take similar measures as the company works with the government agency.

Scientists Warn about Dangers from Hasty 5G Rollout

Very comprehensive report from Canada (7,800 words, 77 citations with links) on the dangers of 5G.

Scientists warn about dangers from hasty 5G rollout
Special report by WARREN PERLEY, Writing from Montreal, beststory.ca, November 2021

Editor’s Note: Due to the extensive scientific content of this article, multiple source citations have been listed as endnotes with links to content in support of information provided herein about cellular technology.

Despite medical warnings from scientists and physicians about radiofrequency (RF) radiation danger from cellular technology, telecommunications companies have been launching satellites and erecting cell towers worldwide on an expeditious schedule.

South Korea became the first country to offer 5G service in March 2019,1 joining the U.S. and China as leaders in deploying 5G technology, which is touted in developed countries as the backbone of the Internet of Things (IoT), that will connect all wireless objects such as driverless cars and “smart” homes.

Although 5G technologies are too new to have undergone peer-reviewed studies, thousands of scientists and medical doctors cite “clinical evidence” from 10,000 peer-reviewed studies into 3G and 4G cellular technologies going back at least two decades as proof that “radiofrequency (RF) radiation is harmful to life“. Some of those studies report “evidence of damage to DNA, cells and organ systems in a wide variety of plants and animals”2 causing cancer, heart disease and diabetes, to name a few of the illnesses. They also cite RF radiation as one of the causes of plummeting populations of birds, bees, butterflies and the decline of healthy forests.

06 November 2021

Health Effects of Cellphone & Cell Tower Radiation: Implications for 5G

Health Effects of Cellphone & Cell Tower Radiation: Implications for 5G - Webinar presented by Dr. Joel Moscowitz, Director, Center for Family and Community Health, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley, 3 November 2021 (82 min.)

Excellent presentation! About a thousand people, including from some 40 countries, registered for the Webinar presented by Dr. Joel Moscowitz on 3 November 2021.

25 October 2021

Why Not Call with Your Smartphone at Your Ear?

Why not call with your smartphone at your ear?
Phonegate Alert Association, Equipe Phonegate, 25 October 2021

Since the appearance of the first cell phones, putting your device in contact with your head is a daily gesture that has become more than mechanical for billions of users. But is it without health risks? No, and the quadrupling of the most serious brain cancers in thirty years should alert us.

The waves of mobile telephony “possible carcinogen” for humans

In 2011, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified radio frequency (RF) waves in class 2B, “possibly carcinogenic to humans“. To arrive at this decision, a little over twenty years after the mass diffusion of this new technology, the WHO relied on the work of experts from the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC).

They have noted through several studies, including the Interphone study, that the risk of gliomas, malignant brain tumors or acoustic neurinomas, benign tumors was increased for uses of 30 minutes per day for 10 years (equivalent to 2000 hours). The mobile being positioned on the same side as the tumor.

Increased risk of brain cancer from 17 minutes per day on the phone

The Health Impacts of Wireless Radiation to Children: Cyprus Pediatric Symposium - Devra Davis PhD

Watch this excellent presentation: The Health Impacts of Wireless Radiation to Children: Cyprus Pediatric Symposium - Devra Davis PhD, President, Environmental Health Trust - 19 October 2021 - 45 min.


Health Effects of Cellphone & Cell Tower Radiation: Implications for 5G: Webinar 3 November 2021

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19 October 2021

Don’t Put Your Cell Phone in Your Pocket Anymore !

Don’t put your cell phone in your pocket anymore !
by Equipe Phonegate | 18 Oct 2021

Every day, hundreds of millions of men and women slip their cell phone into their trouser or jeans pocket without thinking about it. It has become, in a few years, a very mechanical gesture but is it however without risks for human health?

In your pocket, your phone irradiates you

First of all, you should know that the phone, even when you are not calling with it, remains active! It will connect regularly with the nearest antenna. But also without you paying attention, receive data (sms, emails, documents, videos, etc. …). You are therefore just as exposed as during a call. And this sometimes longer, knowing that your cell phone can stay several hours in your pocket.

A SAR extremity twice as high that does not protect your health

15 October 2021

The Havana Syndrome and Microwave Weapons

The Havana Syndrome and Microwave Weapons 
by James C. Lin, https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/, Nov. 2021

Every few months, if not weeks, another mysterious attack on U.S. diplomatic and intelligence personnel is reported. Some of the attacks occurred years ago, while others were recounted as recently as July 2021 [1]–[3]. Over the past four or five years, nearly 200 U.S. personnel have reported similar attacks while working in places like Havana, Guangzhou, London, Moscow, Vienna, and Washington, D.C. The acute symptoms include headache and nausea immediately following the sounds of loud buzzing or bursts. The illness and symptoms have been called the “Havana Syndrome” after the place where cases were first reported. It refers to the range of symptoms first experienced by U.S. State Department personnel overseas. 

11 October 2021

New Study: Pesticides Together with Electromagnetic Fields Can Stress Bees Leading to Colony Collapse Disorder

New Study: Pesticides Together With Electromagnetic Fields Can Stress Bees Leading to Colony Collapse Disorder
Environmental Health Trust, 16 Sep 2021

A 2021 study entitled, “Combined Effects of Pesticides and Electromagnetic-Fields on Honeybees: Multi-Stress Exposure” published in the journal Insects ( affiliated with the American Association of Professional Apiculturists) by scientists of the University of Milan Italy and Instituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Lombardia ed Emilia Romagna “Bruno Ubertini” found the combined effects pesticides and non-ionizing electromagnetic fields on bees potentiated several effects including disease, higher mortality, behavioral alterations (queen changes, excess of both drone-brood deposition and honey storage) and biochemical anomalies.

15 September 2021

France: According to a Study by Credoc, the French are Increasingly Concerned about the Danger of Cell Phone Waves

[Press release] According to a study by Credoc, the French are increasingly concerned about the danger of cell phone waves
Phonegate Alert Association, Equipe Phonegate 14 Sep 2021

Credoc published in July 2021 its “Digital Barometer”. This document is the report analyzing the results of questions inserted by the Authority for the Regulation of Electronic Communications, Posts and Press Distribution (ARCEP), the General Economic Council (CGE) and the National Agency for Territorial Cohesion (ANCT) in a dedicated survey, conducted among 4,000 people aged 12 and over residing in metropolitan France.

Cell phone waves “rather unsafe” for a majority of French people

As shown in the graph below, a majority of respondents are wary of the waves present in their daily lives. Here is the essence of the analysis made by the Credoc investigators:

“The four devices are therefore judged, overall, as unsafe for human health. More than half of respondents (52%) consider the magnetic fields generated by all domestic devices to be unsafe, 46% think that devices as unsafe, 46% think the same of relay antennas or mobile phones and 42% consider and 42% consider Wi-Fi networks inside the home to be a risk to human health.human health”.

12 September 2021

Switzerland: "Thousands of Antennas Illegally Converted!"

"Thousands of antennas illegally converted!"

Legal opinion: conversion to adaptive antennas is no trivial matter
Press release: Schütz vor Strahlung, September 6, 2021 - auto-translation

Zurich, September 6, 2021 For a number of years now, mobile phone providers have been able to have minor changes to antennas approved by the cantonal specialist office using the “minority” procedure. But a new, independent report on behalf of the Conference of Building, Planning and Environment Directors (BPUK) now shows: The conversion to an adaptive antenna is not a trivial matter, but requires a proper building permit procedure. This also applies to the correction factor for adaptive antennas. This means that the ultra-fast and radiation-intensive 5G world remains just a vision for the time being.

06 September 2021

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Confirms Health Risk of Interference between Cell Phones and Cardiac Implants

[Press Release] FDA confirms health risk of interference between cell phones and cardiac implants
Phonegate Alert Association, Equipe Phonegate 30 August 2021

In May 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it was launching an investigation into whether smartphones or connected objects in contact with the body, such as Applewatch could pose a health risk to pacemaker or heart stimulator wearers.

This investigation follows an alert launched in February 2021 by U.S. cardiologists in a study published by the Henry Ford Health System Study showing that the Apple iPhone 12 can disable the pacemaker or pacemaker when placed near the heart.

The iPhone 12 and the Apple Watch 6 in the front line but not only …

After conducting its own tests, the FDA in a statement published this August 26, 2021 has just confirmed that the risk of interference with implantable medical devices is real and warns that tested models such as the iPhone 12 or the Apple Watch 6 trigger a potentially dangerous situation for those concerned :

“Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising the public that some newer consumer electronic devices, such as certain cell phones and smartwatches, have high fields strength magnets capable of placing medical devices in their “magnet mode”, the agency wrote. “These magnets can affect normal operations of the medical device until the magnetic field is moved.”

ANSES alerts public authorities on the subject in 2016

However, in an opinion published as early as June 2016, entitled “Disturbance of medical devices by radio frequencies: practices to be adapted to each situation“, the National Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health Safety was already concerned about the risks associated with cell phone radio frequency waves and thus warned the public authorities:

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05 September 2021

United States Court Orders FCC to Explain Standards Meant to Protect Health of Cell Phone Users

[Press Release] U.S. court orders FCC to explain standards meant to protect health of cell phone users
Phonegate Alert Association, Equipe Phonegate 16 August 2021

In an important decision issued on Friday, August 13, 2021 by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the judges ruled in part in favor of our U.S. partner Environmental Health Trust (EHT) and the other plaintiffs in their lawsuit initiated in 2019 against the U.S. telecom regulator, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) :

“ordered or ruled that the petitions for reconsideration be granted in part and that the matter be remanded to the Commission to provide a reasoned explanation of its determination that the guidelines are adequately protective of the adverse effects of non-cancer radio frequency radiation exposure”

The court’s reasons are even clearer, requiring the FCC to :

“(i) provide a reasoned explanation for its decision to retain its testing procedures for determining whether cell phones and other portable electronic devices comply with its guidelines, (ii) address the impacts of RF radiation on children, the health implications of long-term exposure to RF radiation, the ubiquity of wireless devices, and other technological developments that have occurred since the Commission last updated its guidelines, and (iii) address the impacts of RF radiation on the environment.”

An action taken following the revelations of the Phonegate scandal in the Chicago Tribune

United States: Environmental Health Trust Wins in Historic Decision, Federal Court Orders FCC to Explain Why It Ignored Scientific Evidence Showing Harm from Wireless Radiation


Environmental Health Trust, 16 August 2021
(View the August 16, 2021 Environmental Health Trust Press Conference)


United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit judges in favor of environmental health groups and petitioners; finds FCC violated the Administrative Procedure Act and failed to respond to comments on environmental harm.

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Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in the historic case EHT et al. v. the FCC that the December 2019 decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to retain its 1996 safety limits for human exposure to wireless radiation was “arbitrary and capricious.”

The court held that the FCC failed to respond to “record evidence that exposure to RF radiation at levels below the Commission’s current limits may cause negative health effects unrelated to cancer.”

Further, the agency demonstrated “a complete failure to respond to comments concerning environmental harm caused by RF radiation.” The court found the FCC ignored numerous organizations, scientists and medical doctors who called on them to update limits and the court found the FCC failed to address these issues:
  • impacts of long term wireless exposure
  • impacts to children,
  • the testimony of people injured by wireless radiation,
  • impacts to wildlife and the environment
  • impacts to the developing brain and reproduction.

On August 16, 2021 Environmental Health Trust held a Press Conference with:

United States: ‘Historic Win’: Children's Health Defense Wins Case Against FCC on Safety Guidelines for 5G and Wireless

 ‘Historic Win’: CHD Wins Case Against FCC on Safety Guidelines for 5G and Wireless

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit court ruled the Federal Communications Commission failed to provide a reasoned explanation for its determination that its current guidelines adequately protect against harmful effects of exposure to radiofrequency radiation.

By Children's Health Defense Team, 13 August 2021

Children’s Health Defense (CHD) won its historic case today against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), a case challenging the agency’s decision not to review its 1996 health and safety guidelines regarding wireless-based technologies including 5G.

Watch our press event which was held on Monday, Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit published its decision Aug.13. The court ruled that the FCC failed to consider the non-cancer evidence regarding adverse health effects of wireless technology when it decided that its 1996 radiofrequency emission guidelines protect the public’s health.

23 July 2021

Italy: Occupational Disease, Posthumous Victory for Three Former Workers: The Court of Appeal Condemns Inail to Compensation

Occupational disease, posthumous victory for three former workers: the Court of Appeal condemns Inail to compensation

A judgment arrived after 10 years of battle. Cgil: "A historic pronouncement".

by Redazione, luccaindiretta.it- July 16, 2021 - auto-translation

After 10 years of waiting, the Court of Appeal of Florence condemns Inail to compensation for occupational disease to three former employees of Enel in the province of Lucca. A victory for the Inca-Cgil of the province of Lucca and for the workers involved, although unfortunately the sentence came posthumously.

As a result of a unique judgment, the existence of an occupational disease that had never been recognized before has been established. The victims of this disease thus obtain the right to receive compensation in proportion to the degree of impairment, equal to 85% of arrears in addition to the right to a survivor's pension granted to the spouse.

22 July 2021

Billionaires Blast into Space as Billions Suffer on Planet Earth

Billionaires blast into space as billions suffer on planet Earth
oxfam.org, 19 July 2021

In response to Jeff Bezos’ space flight scheduled for Tuesday, Deepak Xavier, Oxfam International's Global Head of Inequality Campaign, said:

“We’ve now reached stratospheric inequality. Billionaires burning into space, away from a world of pandemic, climate change and starvation. 11 people are likely now dying of hunger each minute while Bezos prepares for an 11-minute personal space flight. This is human folly, not human achievement.

"The ultra-rich are being propped up by unfair tax systems and pitiful labor protections. US billionaires got around $1.8 trillion richer since the beginning of the pandemic and nine new billionaires were created by Big Pharma’s monopoly on the COVID-19 vaccines. Bezos pays next to no US income tax but can spend $7.5 billion on his own aerospace adventure. Bezos' fortune has almost doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic. He could afford to pay for everyone on Earth to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and still be richer than he was when the pandemic began.

21 July 2021

United States: Environmental Working Group Study: Wireless Radiation Exposure for Children Should Be Hundreds of Times Lower than Current Federal Limits

The Environmental Working Group’s new guidelines, the first developed in the U.S. to focus on children’s health, recommend that children’s exposure overall be 200 to 400 lower than the whole-body exposure limit set by the FCC in 1996.

Study: Wireless radiation exposure for children should be hundreds of times lower than current federal limits
Press Release, ewg.org, 20 July 2021

WASHINGTON – A peer-reviewed study by the Environmental Working Group recommends stringent health-based exposure standards for both children and adults for radiofrequency radiation emitted from wireless devices. EWG’s children’s guideline is the first of its kind and fills a gap left by federal regulators.

The study, published in the journal Environmental Health, relies on the methodology developed by the Environmental Protection Agency to assess human health risks arising from toxic chemical exposures. EWG scientists have applied the same methods to radiofrequency radiation from wireless devices,

10 July 2021

United States: Plaintiff Alleges Radiation Exposure From Nissan Leaf Caused Eye Dilation, Chest Palpitations, Memory Loss

Plaintiff Alleges Radiation Exposure From Nissan Leaf Caused Eye Dilation, Chest Palpitations, Memory Loss
by Cedra Mayfield, law.com, 9 July 2021 

See also article from Environmental Health Trust about this lawsuit.

"While the car is in use, a person sits on a giant battery and the vehicle emits large amounts of low frequency electric and magnetic field (EMF) radiation," the complaint alleged.

A lawsuit against a major automaker has revved its way to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, after a driver claimed his vehicle’s battery exposed him to long-term health issues, disrupted his marriage and cost him his job.

As spotted on Law.com Radar, Josef Tater of Cobb County has filed a product liability lawsuit against Nissan North America Inc.

09 July 2021

The Critical Importance of Molecular Biomarkers and Imaging in the Study of Electrohypersensitivity. A Scientific Consensus International Report

Prof. Dominique Belpomme
NOTE (by Jean Hudon, Québec, http://www.cqlpe.ca/): This paper — published on July 7 by an international group of 30 co-authors led by Dominique Belpomme and Philippe Irigaray — does NOT call for medicalization of electrohypersensitivity, (i.e. giving medication to treat the symptoms while ignoring the high environmental levels of EMF mechanisms that are causing the functional disability).

This paper simply states that this physical condition that patients are complaining of needs to be taken seriously by medical professionals and researched like any other medical or biological condition; and that it cannot be just "excused" as psychological or psychosomatic, based on faulty (and industry-funded) provocation studies.

The Critical Importance of Molecular Biomarkers and Imaging in the Study of Electrohypersensitivity. A Scientific Consensus International Report

by Dominique Belpomme, George L. Carlo, Philippe Irigaray, David O. Carpenter, Lennart Hardell, Michael Kundi, Igo Belyaev, Magda Havas, Franz Adlkofer, Gunnar Heuser, Anthony B. Miller, Daniela Caccamo, Chiara De Luca, Lebrecht von Klitzing, Martin L. Pall, Priyanka Bandara, Yael Stein, Cindy Sage, Morando Soffritti, Devra Davis, Joel M. Moscowitz, S.M.J. Mortazavi, Martha R. Herbert, Hanns Moshammer, Gerard Ledoigt, Robert Turner, Anthony Tweedale, Pilar Muñoz-Calero, Iris Udasin, Tarmo Keppel, Ernesto Burgio and André Vander Vorst

Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2021, 22(14), 7321;  Published: 7 July 2021


07 July 2021

United States: 67 Groups Representing More Than 1 Million People File Amicus Brief in Support of CHD’s Lawsuit Against FCC

67 Groups Representing More Than 1 Million People File Amicus Brief in Support of CHD’s Lawsuit Against FCC
By Dafna Tachover, Esq, Children's Health Defense, 6 July 2021

The organizations allege the FCC refused to acknowledge significant policy, legal and practical problems associated with a new rule amendment allowing fixed wireless companies to contract with private property owners to place point-to-point antennas on their property.

Sixty-seven U.S. organizations representing more than 1 million people signed onto an amicus brief in support of Children’s Health Defense’s (CHD) lawsuit challenging the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) “Over-the-Air Reception Devices” (OTARD) Rule Amendment. The amicus was filed June 30, in the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit. CHD filed its main brief on June 23.

An amicus brief is filed by non-parties to a litigation to provide information that has a bearing on the issues and assist the court in reaching the correct decision. It comes from the latin words amici curiae, which means “friend of the court.”

06 July 2021

Switzerland: Popular Initiative for Mobile Phone Accountability

UPDATE (7 July): The Swiss popular initiative for mobile phone accountability was handed over to the Chancellerie in Bern on 5 July 2021. The final count of signatures was 92,000, just 8,000 short of the 100,000 required to launch a referendum.  A big "thank you" to all those who collected the signatures.

Why the initiative? (translation)

Because the Confederation does not protect us 
The Confederation has no interest in protecting the population from health damage caused by mobile telephony, since it owns 51% of the shares of SWISSCOM. Thus, economic interests take precedence. So far it has suggested that the operator of a mobile telephone station is not responsible if this station is operated fairly according to the legislation in force (limit values).

Because limit values ​​do not protect us 
The limit values ​​only protect against heat caused by mobile telephony within 30 minutes. Long-term effects exceeding 30 minutes and all biological effects, up to cancer, are not taken into account. Just as the harmfulness of radioactive radiation cannot be measured and determined with a thermometer, so can the harmfulness of mobile phone radiation.

02 July 2021

Cellphone Radiation is Harmful: Interview with Dr. Joel Moscowitz, UC Berkeley

Please share widely this excellent interview with Dr. Joel Moscowitz, School of Public Health at UC Berkeley and director of Berkeley’s Center for Family and Community Health.

Moskowitz: Cellphone radiation is harmful, but few want to believe it
By Anne Brice, Berkeley News| JULY 1, 2021

(Photo):The vast majority of American adults — 97% — own a cellphone of some kind, according to the Pew Research Center. (Photo by Susanne Nilsson via Flickr)

For more than a decade, Joel Moskowitz, a researcher in the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley and director of Berkeley’s Center for Family and Community Health, has been on a quest to prove that radiation from cellphones is unsafe. But, he said, most people don’t want to hear it.

“People are addicted to their smartphones,” said Moskowitz. “We use them for everything now, and, in many ways, we need them to function in our daily lives. I think the idea that they’re potentially harming our health is too much for some people.”

29 June 2021

United Kingdom: Education Secretary Wants Ban on Mobile Phones in English Schools

Pupil behaviour
Education secretary wants ban on mobile phones in English schools
by Sally Weale Education correspondent, The Guardian, 29 June 2021

Gavin Williamson launches consultation on behaviour, but unions say it is an attempt to distract from government’s Covid failures

Mobile phones could be banned in schools as part of a government clampdown on poor discipline in classrooms in England.

(Photo): Williamson wants to make schools ‘mobile-free’, but Geoff Barton, general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, says every school will already have a robust policy on the use of mobile phones. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

The education secretary, Gavin Williamson, said he wants a ban on mobile phones as he launched a consultation on pupil behaviour and discipline in schools. He said he wanted to make the school day “mobile-free” to help ensure that classrooms remain calm and pupils can overcome the impact of the pandemic.

“Mobile phones are not just distracting, but when misused or overused, they can have a damaging effect on a pupil’s mental health and wellbeing,” the education secretary said. “I want to put an end to this, making the school day mobile-free.”

United States: Principal Brief Filed in Children’s Health Defense’s Case Against FCC Rule Allowing Base Station Antennas on Homes

On 30 June, Children's Health Defense is holding an information event for the public to explain the OTARD brief to "non-attorneys" and to answer questions. 11:30 a.m. PT/2:30 p.m. ET. Register here.

Principal Brief Filed in Children’s Health Defense’s Case Against FCC Rule Allowing Base Station Antennas on Homes
By CHD 5G and Wireless Harms Project Team

On June 23, CHD filed the opening brief in its case against the FCC’s OTARD Rule Amendment, which allows fixed wireless companies to contract with private property owners to place point-to-point antennas on their property.

On June 23, Children’s Health Defense (CHD) filed the opening brief in its case against the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) “Over-the-Air Reception Devices” (OTARD) Rule Amendment, which went into effect March 29. This submission is the main brief for CHD in the case it filed on Feb. 2 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit.

CHD will hold an information and Q&A session about the brief this Wednesday, June 30 at 11:30 a.m. PT/2:30 p.m. ET. Register here.

CHD is opposing the OTARD rule amendment, which allows fixed wireless companies to contract with private property owners, including homeowners, to place point-to-point antennas on their property. The rule also allows wireless companies to add carrier-grade base station antenna installations on private property to extend wireless voice/video/data service, including 5G and Internet-of-Things antennas, to users over a wide area.