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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.