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31 July 2022

List of mobile phones with non-compliant SARs removed or updated in France (updated 30 July 2022)

 

Xiaomi France's REDMI NOTE 9 PRO is pinned by the National Frequency Agency for exceeding SAR:

ūüĎČ the manufacturer has waited 18 months to implement the software update
ūüĎČ Xiaomi is a multi-recidivist who does not care about the health of its consumers
ūüĎČ Samsung did the same thing with the Galaxy Note 10 Plus

List of mobile phones with non-compliant SARs removed or updated in France
Equipe Phonegate 13 July 2022 (updated 30 July 2022)

To date, 30 different models of mobile phones with non compliant SARs have been either withdrawn from the French market or have had their Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) updated by software.

Exceeding SAR for the XIAOMI REDMI NOTE 9 PRO

New excess of SAR found during a control conducted by the National Agency of Frequencies (ANFR) on the smartphone of the Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi, the REDMI NOTE 9 PRO. Indeed in a statement published on July 28, 2022 on its website, the French agency published the tests conducted by the laboratory CTC Advanced which show a SAR member above the regulatory level of 4 W/kg, namely 4.96 W/kg.

26 July 2022

EHS and its associated symptoms are caused by non-ionizing artificial electromagnetic fields

EHS and its associated symptoms are caused by non-ionizing artificial electromagnetic fields
Equipe Phonegate 26 July 2022

Prof. Dominique Belpomme and Dr. Sc. Philippe Irigaray, both members of ECERI (the European Cancer and Environment Research Institute), and founding members of A.R.I.E.M. have just published a new article in the international journal Environmental Research that sheds new light on the origin of electrohypersensitivity (EHS).


The article, titled : « Why electrohypersensitivity and related symptoms are caused by non-ionizing man-made electromagnetic fields: An overview and medical assessment » explains why EHS and related symptoms are caused by man-made electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from, among other things, wireless technology.

Massachusetts: Berkshires Boarding School Smartphone Ban Was a Long Time Coming

The progressive boarding and college preparatory Buxton School has notified faculty and students that, as of the start of the fall 2022 semester, smartphones will not be allowed on campus. At all. Since most of the students live on campus, that is effectively a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week ban on the devices. Smartphones will be banned entirely from the school and not just for the kids — for the adults, too. People will still be able to use “dumb” phones and connect to the Internet on laptops or tablets. 

Berkshires boarding school smartphone ban was a long time coming
Can Gen Z students handle life without access to the endless scroll?

By Aaron Pressman Globe Staff, updated July 16, 2022

(Photo): Evan Hunt used a smartphone while on a swing at the Buxton School in Williamstown, Mass.CARLIN STIEHL FOR THE BOSTON GLOBE


The fight started between two students in a dorm called the Barn at the Buxton School last fall.

Nothing too unusual about a younger and older kid getting into a scrap — at least until another student started live-streaming the tussle from their phone. Suddenly, kids across the 150-acre campus nestled on a woody hillside in Williamstown were glued to their screens, watching the blurry figures jostle.

5G and Electromagnetic Fields

5G and electromagnetic fields
With more bandwidth, EMFs become stronger.

by Owen Davies, Professional Pilot, July 2022

F-16 cockpit is dense with RF emitters that
 may fatally degrade pilot cognition. DARPA is
now investigating that possible hazard.

Recently, we tried to cut through the babble about 5G, look at actual data, and figure out how troublesome it really is for aviation. (See Pro Pilot, April 2022, p 8). Since then, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has doubled down on blaming its victims, ordering avionics makers to bring their “defective” radar altimeters up to a standard of signal discrimination required in no other country. However, that is not our topic here. This time, we will look at what electromagnetic fields (EMFs) may be doing – not to your equipment, but to you.

Why EMFs matters

Many hundreds of scientific studies have linked radio frequency EMFs to serious medical issues.

They include DNA damage, rare brain cancers, including glioma and acoustic neuroma, salivary tumors, heart disease, diabetes, sperm abnormalities, reduced volumes of the brain’s gray matter and damage to white matter, neuropsychiatric disorders such as anxiety and depression, and even very early onset Alzheimer’s disease.

5G Tests the Limits of Trust

5g tests the limits of trust
by Dariusz Leszczynski, Tekniikka & Talous, 20.1.2022 (Google translation from Finnish)

Lisää dataa. 5g-verkkojen kuuluvuus kasvaa koko ajan. KAI TIRKKONEN

Lisää dataa. 5g-verkkojen kuuluvuus
kasvaa koko ajan. KAI TIRKKONEN
In 2020, the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation (ICNIRP) updated its safety guidelines regarding exposure to radio frequency radiation (RF-EMF) emitted by wireless communication devices such as mobile phones and their base stations. The previous standard was from 1998.

The World Health Organization WHO recommends the mentioned guideline, which has been adopted by  a large part of the world's countries and has become part of the wireless regulatory framework. Although the US uses IEEE/ICES and FCC standards, it also seeks to "harmonize" with Icnirp.

Icnirp's safety instructions are based on one basic principle, according to which the only proven health effect caused by radiation exposure is the thermal effect. It appears when the temperature of the skin tissue rises above 1 degree Celsius, and when the temperature rise falls below one degree Celsius, the radiation is considered harmless to health. Icnirp's view is that the radiation level of wireless devices according to its safety guidelines is not sufficient to produce a temperature rise in skin tissue. Furthermore, according to Icnirp's science review, without that temperature rise there can be no proven effects. Icnirp has drawn up its safety instructions to protect consumers only from possible thermal effects, which the commission considers sufficient.

21 July 2022

Public ‘Not Being Told the Truth’ About Cellphone Radiation, Attorney Tells Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

Listen to this interview by Robert F. Kennedy Jr. with Hunter Lundy, a personal injury attorney and lead counsel on a lawsuit against the cellphone industry. Lundy is representing the family of the late Reverend Frank Aaron Walker who died in 2020, at age 49, from a glioblastoma brain tumor. In the interview, Kennedy, who is one of the attorneys on the case, talks about his uncle, Ted Kennedy who also died of a glioblastoma.

Public ‘Not Being Told the Truth’ About Cellphone Radiation, Attorney Tells RFK, Jr.
By Rachel Militello, Children's Health Defense, 15 July 2022
(access to podcast through article)

Hunter Lundy, a personal injury attorney and lead counsel on a lawsuit against the cellphone industry, joined co-counsel Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. on a recent episode of “RFK Jr. The Defender Podcast.”

Research shows “there is causation between cellphone radiation and brain tumors,” according to Hunter Lundy, a personal injury attorney and lead counsel on a lawsuit against the cellphone industry.

Lundy is representing the family of the late Reverend Frank Aaron Walker. Walker died Dec. 31, 2020, at age 49, from a glioblastoma brain tumor — or what Lundy referred to as a “cellphone tumor.”

“[Walker] had tremendous cellphone exposures,” Lundy told Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. on a recent episode of “RFK Jr. The Defender Podcast.”

The Odious Smell of Truth - Corruption of the Scientific Literature Continues: Prof. Martin Röösli

Why does confusion reign over RF/microwave radiation health risks?... Much of the misinformation comes from top experts in the field. One of those responsible is Martin Röösli, an environmental epidemiologist at the University of Basel in Switzerland. And yes, he is a long-time member of ICNIRP.

The Odious Smell of Truth
Corruption of the Scientific Literature Continues
Microwave News, 20 July 2022

A building on Drahtzugstrasse in Basel

My wife and I spent a few days in Basel, Switzerland, earlier this month. We came for its many exceptional museums, and they didn’t disappoint. One afternoon as we were walking through town, not far from the complex that is home to Art Basel, the annual contemporary art fair, I spotted a carefully crafted warning on the side of an otherwise unremarkable building on Drahtzugstrasse. “The Odious Smell of Truth,” it called out.

With a little Googling, I learned that the expression comes from the title of an exhibition held at the Royal College of Art in London in the spring of 2017. The show was organized by Peter Kennard, a noted British political artist, and his students. They called themselves the Rage Collective. What does it mean, they wanted to know, to tell the truth in a world of false news and social media misinformation.

As it happens, a few days later while I was making my way home to New York, I received an email from Peter Hensinger, the scientific director of Diagnose Funk, a German-Swiss environmental and consumer protection group. It took me right back to those words above Drahtzugstrasse.

13 July 2022

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 13 July 2022

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.

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus pinned for exceeding SAR

On July 11, 2022, the French National Frequencies Agency (ANFR) revealed in a press release that three new models from manufacturers Samsung (Galaxy Note 10 Plus), Hisense (Infinity H 30) and Gigaset (GX290) have been checked for SAR exceedances. A software update has been imposed to the manufacturers in order to bring the SAR back to the regulatory level (procedure for which Phonegate Alert is reserved).

11 July 2022

Journal of the National Cancer Institute Publishes Expert Letter Questioning Report of No Brain Cancer from Cell Phones

Journal of the National Cancer Institute Publishes Expert Letter Questioning Report of No Brain Cancer from Cell Phones
Environmental Health Trust, 16 June 2022

Leading Yale physician, former director of NIEHS and environmental health experts caution that “million women” cell phone cancer study is flawed; recommend reducing cell phone exposure

WASHINGTON DC: The Journal of the National Cancer Institute has published a letter from distinguished experts disputing the Oxford “million women” study claiming no link between cell phone use and brain cancer. The new letter lays out why the Oxford report was deeply flawed. The authors note that substantial credible research links cell phone radiofrequency radiation to cancer and the experts recommend reducing exposures in alignment with numerous governments.

The Journal of the National Cancer Institute letter concludes:

“The majority of animal and cell studies have found nonionizing RFR can induce oxidative stress- a key characteristic of human carcinogens and a way that RFR can initiate or promote tumor development as well as play a role in the development of other diseases.

United Kingdom: Secretary of State to be challenged on failure to give adequate information to the public about the risks of 5G

UPDATE – PERMISSION GRANTED AT THE COURT OF APPEAL
radiationresearch.org, July 2022

Secretary of State to be challenged on failure to give adequate information to the public about the risks of 5G and to explain the absence of a process for investigation of any adverse health effects


We are delighted to announce that the Court of Appeal has today granted permission for our case to proceed on two grounds concerning:

1. The failure to provide adequate or effective information to the public about the risks and how, if it be possible, it might be possible for individuals to avoid or minimise the risks;

2. (a) The failure to provide adequate and sufficient reasons for not establishing a process to investigate and establish the adverse health effects and risks of adverse health effects from 5G technology and/or for discounting the risks presented by the evidence available; and/or (b) failure to meet the requirements of transparency and openness required of a public body.

06 July 2022

German court finds property owners can be liable for health impacts from base station antennas on their property

German court finds property owners can be liable for health impacts from base station antennas on their property
From the Swedish Radiation Protection Foundation, 5 July 2022
Google translation:

A German court has clarified in a lawsuit that property owners who rent space for base stations and mobile towers assume responsibility for health consequences of the activity. Although the radiation is lower than the relevant reference values from the authorities, this does not mean that the property owner is not responsible for negative health consequences. According to Björn Gillberg, the same responsibility principles also apply in Sweden.

25 New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (5 July 2022)

25 New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (5 July 2022)
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, 5 July 2022

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 1,500 abstracts.

To see abstracts for the most recent papers or to download the 1,311-page document (pdf) go to: https://bit.ly/saferemr0722

Recent Research on Wireless Radiation and Electromagnetic Fields

Self-referencing authorships behind the ICNIRP 2020 radiation protection guidelines

Protection of Workers Exposed to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields: A Perspective on Open Questions in the Context of the New ICNIRP 2020 Guidelines

05 July 2022

Canada: 9 out of 10 Cell Phones Exceed Regulatory Limits in Real Use

Canada: 9 out of 10 cell phones exceed regulatory limits in real use
Equipe Phonegate 5 July 2022 - (view tables in original press release)

In March 2022 after two years of waiting, the Canadian agency, Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED) sent to our contact, Sharon Noble, the list of test results of 90 smartphones whose SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) had been monitored between 2015 and 2021.


The SAR is an indicator supposed to protect the health of users. However, the Canadian agency had omitted to specify the SAR measurement distance between the cell phone and the body. We now understand why: according to new data (requested from the ISED, received in a letter on June 8, 2022), 9 cell phones out of 10 would far exceed the regulatory thresholds during real use of the phone in contact with the body.

01 July 2022

Havana Syndrome: Embassy Intrigue

The first cases of so-called "Havana Syndrome" appeared in Cuba in 2016. A short time later, American diplomats in Russia and China were affected in a similar way. Since then, the list of victims has come to include four White House staffers and officials at the U.S. Embassy in Vienna. In summer 2021, it struck American diplomats in Berlin.  Major article in Zeit Magazine.

Havana Syndrome:  Embassy Intrigue
by Bernd Eberhart und Kerstin Kohlenberg, Zeit Magazine, Jun 27-30, 2022
Translated by Charles Hawley
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It began in Havana in 2016, when American spies and diplomats started experiencing mysterious symptoms, including dizziness and memory loss. Now, almost 200 of them suffer from the malady with some unable to work. What is behind the most baffling series of attacks since the Cold War?

(Photo): The symptoms appeared after the victims had heard a strange noise. © Yannis Konstantinos

It was a sunny day in October 2016 when Robyn Garfield arrived in Shanghai with his family. A 31-year-old from the United States, Garfield was fluent in Chinese. He met his German wife 12 years earlier while they were both studying in Beijing. And he was excited to discover Shanghai. He would be responsible for economic ties between China and Washington at the U.S. Consulate. Together with their two young children, the couple moved into a breathtaking apartment on the 11th floor of the World Financial Center looking out on the iconic, golden façade of the Shanghai Exhibition Center, a temple Рcomplete with fountains and colonnades Рthat was built to celebrate the friendship between Russia and China. In hindsight, Garfield says, though, the red star at the very top of the tower should have seemed like a bad omen.

Additional argument in support of precautionary policy for overhead power lines: Health Council of the Netherlands

Additional argument in support of precautionary policy for overhead power lines
Health Council of the Netherlands, 29 June 2022

According to the Health Council of the Netherlands, recent scientific studies have provided an additional argument for the precautionary policy regarding overhead power lines. Indications have been found that leukaemia is more prevalent among adults who live near such power lines. One possible explanation for this could be the exposure to the magnetic fields generated by the power lines. In the workplace, where exposure to magnetic fields can be higher than in residential areas, studies have also indicated that exposure may increase the risk of leukaemia, but also a number of other types of cancer and neurological diseases.