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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.

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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:
https://ehtrust.org/wp-content/uploads/Secretary-of-Education-Letter-to-Colleges-and-Schools-2021-on-Wi-Fi-and-Cell-Phones-3.pdf

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

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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."

09 November 2021

30 New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (8 November 2021)

30 New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (8 November 2021)
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, 8 November 2021

Dr. Joel Moscowitz, University of California Berkeley, has been circulating abstracts of newly-published scientific papers on wireless radiation and electromagnetic fields (EMF) about once a month since August 2016. Several hundred EMF scientists around the world receive these updates. The complete collection of these papers contains more than 1,300 abstracts.

To see abstracts for the most recent papers or to download the 1,094-page document (pdf) go to: https://bit.ly/saferemr110821

Recent Research on Wireless Radiation and Electromagnetic Fields

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Call for Experts: WHO Task Group on Radiofrequency Fields and Health Risks

The World Health Organization (WHO) is seeking experts to serve as members of the Task Group on Radiofrequency Fields and Health Risks that will contribute to the development of a WHO monograph. This Call provides information about the Task group, the expert profiles being sought, and the application and selection process. Task group members should have no significant conflict of interest that would impair their neutrality, independence or objectivity. To register your interest in being considered for the Task Group please submit the following documents by November 30, 2021. https://bit.ly/WHO-RFexpertcall

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

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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.