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06 June 2023

30 New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (5 June 2023)

30 New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, 5 June 2023

Dr. Joel Moscowitz, University of California Berkeley, has been circulating abstracts of newly-published scientific papers on radio frequency and other non-ionizing electromagnetic fields (EMF) about once a month since 2016. Several hundred EMF scientists around the world receive these updates. The complete collection of these papers contains more than 1,900 abstracts and links to more than 2,000 papers.

To see abstracts for the most recent papers or to download volumes 1 and/or 2 of this collection go to: https://bit.ly/saferemr040323

05 June 2023

Geneva - WHO - EMF International Advisory Committee (IAC), 6-8 June 2023 Japanese-Korean ‘NTP Lite’ on the Agenda

ICNIRP Still Runs RF at WHO

Briefing in Geneva This Week - 
 
EMF International Advisory Committee (IAC), 6-8 June 2023
Japanese-Korean ‘NTP Lite’ on the Agenda
microwavenews.com, 5 June 2023

ICNIRP
continues to dominate EMF policies at the WHO, according to documents made available to Microwave News. The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection is a private, self-perpetuating, secretive group whose exposure limits are used around the world.

The documents were recently distributed by Emilie van Deventer, who leads the WHO’s radiation program, as she prepared to host a briefing this week in Geneva for the EMF International Advisory Committee (IAC).

The meeting, which has not been publicized, will offer fresh details on a Japanese-Korean animal study, the slimmed down version of the NTP’s $30 million rat study with “clear evidence” of cancer (the repeat has been called “NTP Lite”). The results of the joint study have been highly anticipated since last November, when the director of IARC said that she is waiting for them before scheduling a new assessment of RF cancer risks.

03 June 2023

U.S. Michigan: Judge issues restraining order to delay activation of cell tower in Wyandotte

Judge issues restraining order to delay activation of cell tower in Wyandotte
By JIM KASUBA | jkasuba@medianewsgroup.com | News-Herald, 2 June 2023

A Wayne County Circuit Court judge has granted a motion for a temporary restraining order that will delay activation of a controversial T-Mobile 5G cell tower installed on the smokestack of a Wyandotte school.

(Photo): A group of children gather outside Washington Elementary School on March 24 to protest the placement of a 5G cell tower on the building’s smokestack. (Michael Kuentz — For MediaNews Group)

The motion was granted Friday morning by Judge Adel Harb on behalf of three residents who live near Washington Elementary School, 1440 Superior Blvd.

29 May 2023

United States: FDA ‘Flagrantly Violating’ Law Requiring It to Protect Public From Wireless Device Radiation

FDA ‘Flagrantly Violating’ Law Requiring It to Protect Public From Wireless Device Radiation

Five nonprofit science and public health advocacy groups on Wednesday filed a citizen petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration alleging the agency failed to comply with a federal law that requires it to take certain actions to protect the public from unnecessary exposure to radiation from electronic products.

By Suzanne Burdick, Ph.D., childrenshealthdefense.org, 26 May 2023

Five nonprofit science and public health advocacy groups on Wednesday filed a citizen petition with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alleging the agency is “flagrantly violating” a federal statute related to non-ionizing radiation from wireless devices.

The groups — led by Americans for Responsible Technology (ART), founded “to provide a presence in the District of Columbia for the growing number of grassroots organizations advocating for safe technology solutions in their communities” — demanded the FDA comply with a federal law that requires the agency to take certain actions to protect the public from unnecessary exposure to radiation from electronic products.

United States: High Court Won't Take Up IPhone Radiation Suit

High Court Won't Take Up IPhone Radiation Suit
by Katie Buehler, Law360, May 22, 2023

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear arguments in a proposed class action targeting Apple Inc. for the amount of radiation its iPhones emit, leaving in place a Ninth Circuit panel ruling that the California consumer protection law the consumers had brought claims under was preempted by federal law.

The justices denied a group of consumers' bid to weigh in on whether the Federal Communications Commission's guidelines on exposure limits for radiofrequency electromagnetic waves, or RF radiation, impliedly preempted conflicting state cellphone safety laws. They said the high court's input was needed to settle a circuit split.

26 May 2023

U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Hear Apple Cellphone Radiation Case

 U.S. Supreme Court Won’t Hear Apple Cellphone Radiation Case

The U.S. Supreme Court this week decided against hearing a lawsuit against Apple that sought to determine whether the Federal Communication Commission’s radiofrequency radiation guidelines preempt state safety and health law.

By Suzanne Burdick, Ph.D., childrenshealthdefense.org, 25 May 2023

The U.S. Supreme Court this week decided against hearing a lawsuit against Apple that sought to determine whether the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) radiofrequency (RF) radiation guidelines preempt state safety and health laws.

The plaintiffs in the lawsuit — nearly 30 iPhone users — allege that Apple’s iPhone emitted RF radiation that regularly exceeded the federal exposure limit and that Apple violated California state health and safety laws by failing to warn consumers about the health and safety risks of holding the device close to the body.

France: List of cell phones withdrawn or updated for deception and endangering users (25 May 2023)

List of cell phones withdrawn or updated for deception and endangering users
By : Phonegate Team • 25 May 2023

There are now 42 models of cell phones, identified as dangerous to the health of users, which have been either withdrawn from the French market or have seen their Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) updated by software. The latest: the Motorola Edge, the Essential Clap 20+ (you have until June 30, 2023 to bring it back to Boulanger), the Xiaomi Poco X3 and the Logicom Le Swipe.

Motorola is fined 7500 euros!


In a press release dated May 22, 2023, the National Frequency Agency (ANFR) announced that the SAR measurement tests of the Motorola Edge cell phone model did not comply with regulatory limits for the trunk (2.12 W/kg instead of 2 W/kg).

The control launched by ANFR dates back to May 2021. And the tests conducted by the approved laboratory CTC Advanced were carried out in August 2021. It has taken two years before users of these smartphones are finally informed of the non-compliance of their devices with European and national regulations.

Why such a delay?

19 May 2023

Electromagnetic fields disrupt the pollination service by honeybees

Electromagnetic fields disrupt the pollination service by honeybees
MARCO A. MOLINA-MONTENEGRO, IAN S. ACUÑA-RODRÍGUEZ, GABRIEL I. BALLESTEROSMARIELA BALDELOMAR, [...], AND DIEGO P. VÁZQUEZ HTTPS://ORCID.ORG/0000-0002-3449-5748+2 authors Authors Info & Affiliations
SCIENCE ADVANCES, 12 May 2023, Vol 9, Issue 19, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.adh1455

Abstract

We assessed the effect that electromagnetic field (EMF) exerts on honeybees’ pollination efficiency using field and laboratory experiments. First, we measured levels of gene and protein expression in metabolic pathways involved in stress and behavioral responses elicited by EMF. Second, we assessed the effect of EMF on honeybee behavior and seed production by the honeybee-pollinated California poppy and, lastly, by measuring the consequences of pollination failure on plants’ community richness and abundance. EMF exposure exerted strong physiological stress on honeybees as shown by the enhanced expression of heat-shock proteins and genes involved in antioxidant activity and affected the expression levels of behavior-related genes. Moreover, California poppy individuals growing near EMF received fewer honeybee visits and produced fewer seeds than plants growing far from EMF. Last, we found a hump-shaped relationship between EMF and plant species richness and plant abundance. Our study provides conclusive evidence of detrimental impacts of EMF on honeybee’s pollination behavior, leading to negative effects on plant community.

Full text:
https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.adh1455

09 May 2023

In Loving Memory of Carsten Häublein

May 2023: We appreciate the interest in this moving testimony and have added the obituary for Pastor Carsten Häublein at the end of this post.
 
When Priests Commit Suicide - In the Loving Memory of Carsten Häublein
by Dafna Tachover, EHS Fights Back, 14 February 2014

A year ago, on February 14th, a day dedicated to love, I got a heartbreaking message which reflects most the unloving nature of our society. I was informed that my friend, Carsten Häublein, a German priest who suffered from EHS for 10 years, could no longer take the pain of the ‘Fire’ 4G LTE, which burned inside his head, and committed suicide.


My sadness was profound and on that same day I wrote a post but I did not publish it. His death was too overwhelming and I needed more time to digest it and understand what it meant for me, what impact should it have on my life and what his death says about the world and society when priests commit suicide.

United States: FCC Is Supposed to Make Sure 5G Rollout Doesn’t Damage the Environment — It’s Failing at That Job

FCC Is Supposed to Make Sure 5G Rollout Doesn’t Damage the Environment — It’s Failing at That Job

The Federal Communications Commission has a broad mandate to ensure that technology doesn’t damage the environment, but as the agency presides over a nationwide buildout for 5G service, requiring 800,000 new “small cell” transmitters, it is ignoring that mandate.

By Peter Elkind, ProPublica, 3 May 2023

In a mountainous forest in southwest Puerto Rico, workers cleared a patch to make room for a 120-foot cellphone tower intended for use by AT&T and T-Mobile.

The site, as the tower company later acknowledged, destroyed some of the nesting habitats of the Puerto Rican nightjar, a tiny endangered songbird. Fewer than 2,000 are believed to be alive today.

In the northwestern New Mexico desert, a company called Sacred Wind Communications, promising to bring broadband to remote Navajo communities, planted a cell tower near the legally protected Pictured Cliffs archaeological site, which contains thousands of centuries-old tribal rock carvings.

Cell phones: One hundred brain tumor victims demand justice in the USA

For Dr. Marc Arazi, President of the Phonegate Alert Association and author of the book Phonegate, who published the English version to raise awareness of this public health issue in North America:

“Today, in the United States as in other countries, the actions are going to be multiplied from victims, who wish to demand justice. We provide their lawyers with the most up-to-date data on this industrial and health scandal. We also met in the USA, in 2017 and 2018, the lawyers Lundy & Lundy who represent the family of Frank Aaron Walker. Thus, if people with tumors, relatives of victims or their lawyers want to contact us, our association is fully available to support them.”

Cell phones: One hundred of brain tumor victims demand justice in the USA
By : Phonegate Team • 9 May 2023

While a South Korean epidemiological study has recently correlated the incidence of brain tumors and the use of cell phones, many plaintiffs in several regions of the world, including a hundred in the U.S. are demanding that justice recognize the responsibility of manufacturers in brain tumors that affected them or one of their relatives. If the Court of Appeal of Turin issued a decision in favor of a victim suffering from an acoustic neuroma (benign tumor) in November 2022, a judgment rendered on April 21, 2023 in the United States rejected part of the claims against the smartphone manufacturer Motorola.

05 May 2023

28 New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (2 May 2023)

 28 New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health

Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, 2 May 2023

Dr. Joel Moscowitz, University of California Berkeley, has been circulating abstracts of newly-published scientific papers on radio frequency and other non-ionizing electromagnetic fields (EMF) about once a month since 2016. Several hundred EMF scientists around the world receive these updates. The complete collection of these papers contains more than 1,900 abstracts and links to more than 2,000 papers.

To see abstracts for the most recent papers or to download volumes 1 and/or 2 of this collection go to: https://bit.ly/saferemr040323

Recent Research on Wireless Radiation and Electromagnetic Fields

Featuring a new open access paper from the International Commission on the Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Fields (ICBE-EMF):

30 April 2023

On the Thirty-Seventh Anniversary of the Chernobyl Catastrophe

On the thirty-seventh anniversary of the Chernobyl catastrophe
by Robert James Parsons, Independent Journalist, 26 April 2023

The article below was published in 2016 on the thirtieth anniversary of the catastrophe of Chernobyl. Little has changed since then. The World Health Organization still insists that the catastrophe (the only appropriate word for what happened -- and is still happening) caused a mere 51 deaths.

The WHO's refusal to acknowledge the catastrophe's stupendous implications and ever greater ramifications for the life of the planet as time goes on prompted a civil society organization in France and French-speaking Switzerland (Independent WHO) to set up a vigil at the entry of the WHO. The vigil, which lasted ten years and had at least one person there every working day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., demanded that the WHO end the stranglehold that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has over the WHO by virtue of a legally binding agreement that gives the IAEA veto power over anything that the WHO might wish to undertake in the area of radiation and health.

29 April 2023

'Knife in the back': Havana Syndrome victims dispute report dismissing their cases

'Knife in the back': Havana Syndrome victims dispute report dismissing their cases
Nora Gámez Torres, Miami Herald on Apr 27, 2023, arcamax.com

MIAMI — “Patient Zero,” an American official stationed at the U.S. Embassy in Cuba, was in his Havana apartment one night in December 2016 when he heard a strange sound and felt what he described as a “head-crushing pressure” and a “massive ear pain.”

(Photo): Danierys Font, 42, Senior Administrative Assistant at the University of Miami's Miller School of Medicine, sits in a rotary chair used to diagnose diplomatic personnel, who experience neurosensory symptoms after exposure to a unique sound/pressure phenomenon in Havana.

The sound stopped after he moved to another residence, but the symptoms remained, he told the Miami Herald: “I would wake up with nosebleeds that wouldn’t stop.”

A doctor the CIA sent to investigate had a similar incident himself in his Capri Hotel room just hours after arriving on the island’s capital in April 2017. “I woke up with severe pain in my right ear. I had a deafening, resounding headache and nausea. I sat on the bed and realized I was awake. I had this extreme feeling of pressure. I thought, ‘This can’t be happening; it’s crazy,’” he told the Herald.

27 April 2023

A scientific study notices increase in brain tumors in South Korea and correlates it with cell phone use

A scientific study notices increase in brain tumors in South Korea and correlates it with cell phone use
By : Phonegate Team • 26 Apr 2023

An epidemiological study has recently been carried out by researcher Jinyoung Moon*, with the aim of establishing a potential correlation between the exposure of the population to radiation emitted by mobile phones and the observed increase in certain types of brain tumors in South Korea. The results, published in early March 2023 in Environmental Research journal, confirm the international trend seen in other countries such as France, with a fourfold increase in 30 years in glioblastomas (the most serious cancers of the brain).

In order to estimate the impact of mobile phones in the occurrence of brain tumors, the South Korean scientist relied on the national mobile phone subscription rate, used as an approximation for the exposure assessment to electromagnetic waves. The researcher thus analyzed the incidence of certain tumors, both benign and malignant, by brain region and for the entire population of South Korea.

United States: D.C. Court Rules Inadmissibility of Evidence that Failed to Show Cancer Link to Cell Phones

D.C. Court Rules Inadmissibility of Evidence that Failed to Show Cancer Link to Cell Phones
By Ahmad Hathout, broadbandbreakfast.com, 26 April 2023

The allegation cell radiation causes cancer has been talked about for years.

WASHINGTON, April 26, 2023 – The Superior Court of D.C. ruled Tuesday that witness testimony presented as part of a plaintiff’s allegation that cell phones were causing illnesses was inadmissible because it failed to show a causation between the two.

The court held hearings in September 2022 in a consolidated case of 13 separate lawsuits to determine admissibility of evidence involving individuals suing Motorola, Nokia, Qualcomm, Samsung, and Audiovox Communications – all companies involved in the making of components of wireless equipment – for brain tumors and cancers either they or their clients suffered allegedly because of long-term exposure to cell phone radiation.

25 April 2023

United States: Apple Takes Aim at CHD’s Arguments in Cellphone Radiation Case

Apple Takes Aim at CHD’s Arguments in Cellphone Radiation Case

In its latest effort to keep a cellphone radiation case from heading to the U.S. Supreme Court, Apple tried to poke holes in arguments submitted to the Supreme Court by Children’s Health Defense for why unelected federal bureaucrats cannot override state health and safety law.

By Suzanne Burdick, Ph.D., childrenshealthdefense.org, 24 April 2023

Apple iPhone credit: Marco Verch/Flickr

Apple wants the U.S. Supreme Court to stay out of a lawsuit that would decide if the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) cellphone radiation guidelines preempt state safety and health laws.

The plaintiffs in the lawsuit, Andrew Cohen et al. v. Apple Inc., allege that Apple’s iPhone emitted radiofrequency (RF) radiation that regularly exceeded the federal exposure limit and that Apple violated state health and safety law by failing to warn consumers about the health and safety risks of holding the device close to the body.

United States: Berkeley Wants High Court To Hear IPhone Radiation Suit

Berkeley Wants High Court To Hear IPhone Radiation Suit
By Jonathan Capriel, Law360, Mar 15, 2023

Law360 (March 15, 2023, 10:11 PM EDT) -- The city of Berkeley, California, has been on the losing end of its own fight regarding the line between state and federal law when it comes to regulating radiofrequency levels, and it wants the U.S. Supreme Court to step into another case to prevent the Ninth Circuit from leaning too hard toward preemption.

Berkeley filed an amicus brief before the justices Wednesday, asking them to grant a writ of certiorari to a proposed class of iPhone users who are suing Apple over what they say are dangerous levels of radiation that the smartphones exposed them to.

The Ninth Circuit has tossed the phone users' case, saying that the California consumer protection law they brought their suit under was preempted by the Federal Communications Commission's power to regulate radiation levels and declare what amount is considered safe.

But Berkeley says courts have been taking preemption too far.

United States: Motorola Gets Brain Cancer Cellphone Suit Slashed

Motorola Gets Brain Cancer Cellphone Suit Slashed
By Piper Hudspeth Blackburn, Law360, Apr 24, 2023

Law360 (April 24, 2023, 8:52 PM EDT) -- A Louisiana federal judge has slashed part of a suit against Motorola that alleged a man died from brain cancer caused by exposure to harmful amounts of radiation from his phones, finding that the dismissed claims were preempted by the Federal Communications Commission's authority to set standards for phones' radio frequency emissions.

In an April 21 order, U.S. District Judge James D. Cain Jr. said most of the claims brought by the deceased man's family were preempted because they were based on "general attacks" on the FCC's certifications and cellphone manufacturers' "alleged manipulation of testing results."

21 April 2023

United States: Apple Urges Justices Not To Take Up IPhone Radiation Suit

Apple Urges Justices Not To Take Up IPhone Radiation Suit
By Nadia Dreid, Law360 (April 17, 2023)

Apple wants the U.S. Supreme Court to stay out of a suit targeting the tech behemoth for the amount of radiation its iPhones put off, telling the justices that federal law is quite clear that the Federal Communications Commission is the one that sets radiofrequency emissions and not states or localities.
There's no reason for the justices to disturb the Ninth Circuit's ruling, which found that the iPhone users' suit was preempted by federal law, Apple said Friday in its opposition to the proposed class's petition for a writ of certiorari.

When the Ninth Circuit said the suit was preempted by federal law, it was "merely join[ing] every other court to confront the issue by holding that the FCC's regulations preempt conflicting state standards on RF emissions," Apple said.

18 April 2023

There’s Another Pandemic Raging. It’s Targeting the Young and Online

There’s another pandemic raging. It’s targeting the young and online.
By Mitch Daniels, Opinion, Washington Post, 17 April 2023

Mitch Daniels is a senior adviser to the Liberty Fund, president emeritus of Purdue University and a former governor of Indiana.

(Stock)
A pandemic rages uncontrolled, a damaging and even deadly plague sweeping across a wide swath of society. The scientific evidence of its dangers is massive and irrefutable. Its worst harm is inflicted on the young, who are the most vulnerable to its contagion, and whose injuries may well prove irreversible with time.

The last time the nation faced such a threat, leaders panicked and overreacted, understandably at first.  But then they failed to course-correct even as the scientific data plainly guided them to do so. Consequently, enormous and tragic collateral damage occurred in the form of other health risks left untreated, more than a year of vital learning lost by schoolchildren, increases in mental illness, drug abuse and suicide, not to mention the destruction of countless businesses and economic livelihoods.

5G smartphones: this is why users’ health is not guaranteed!

5G smartphones: this is why users’ health is not guaranteed!
By : Phonegate Team • 18 Apr 2023

We have already pointed out on many occasions that the SAR (specific absorption rate) does not in any case offer sufficient protection and that its standards, both European and international, have allowed the mobile telephony industry to overexpose all mobile phone users for 30 years, prioritizing patient sensitivity to public health. However, the National Frequency Agency (ANFR), far from questioning the use of this indicator, intends to maintain confusion by adding two additional ones: the IPD (Incident Power Density) and the APD (Absorbed Power Density).

17 April 2023

Second European Gathering of Electrohypersensitive People - 17 June 2023

Second European Gathering of Electrohypersensitive People
Saturday 17th of June 2023 - at the French-Belgian border

Link to more information and registration form in English and French - register before 20 May 2023:
https://en.mavieenmodeavion.com/rassemblement-ehs

A program 100% by and for electrohypersensitive people: Conferences related to EHS, meetings with European EHS associations, moments of exchange… to end with a concert!

A second edition... with a European focus!

This second edition will have a European focus: we will welcome MEP Michèle Rivasi, and the umbrella association/federation of associations Europeans for Safe Connections (ESC) and its (future) members, to create more links between our different common struggles across borders, as well as to make our messages visible to the European institutions in Brussels. It is therefore a pleasure to invite them to the event so that they can present the project to the EHS people present.

Poster and program in English

Poster and program in French


15 April 2023

Case Report: A 52-Year Healthy Woman Developed Severe Microwave Syndrome Shortly After Installation of a 5G Base Station Close to Her Apartment

3rd Hardell & Nilsson case report on 5G and Microwave Syndrome (EHS)

Case Report: A 52-Year Healthy Woman Developed Severe Microwave Syndrome Shortly After Installation of a 5G Base Station Close to Her Apartment

Hardell L and Nilsson, Published: 10 Apr 2023
Ann Clin Med Case Rep. 2023; V10(16): 1-10


Abstract

In this case report we present a woman aged 52 years who developed health problems consistent with the microwave syndrome after installation of a 5G base station facing her apartment at 60 meters’ distance. These symptoms consisted of e.g., headache, dizziness, concentration difficulties, fatigue, arrhythmia, skin burning and nose bleeding corresponding to the microwave syndrome. High radiofrequency (RF) radiation levels were measured in her apartment especially in the part closest to the base station. In her living room at the window 17 500 to 758 000 μW/m2 peak levels were obtained during 10 measurements, each over 1 minute. At the place of her sofa in her living room peak levels from 36 800 to 222 000 μW/m2 were measured. It is noteworthy that very high radiation was found at the balcony facing the base station. All ten measurements at that place yielded within 10-15 seconds peak levels >2 500 000 μW/m2, which is the highest measurable level with the meter used in this study. At the playground about 40 meters from the base station peak levels of 1 120 000 μW/m2 and 479 000 μW/m2 were measured, respectively. After temporarily leaving the apartment for another dwelling with much lower RF radiation, 96 to 2 810 μW/m2 peak levels, almost all symptoms disappeared within a short time. After moving back to her own apartment the symptoms reappeared. This study is in line with the results of our two previous case studies showing that installation of 5G caused an extreme increase in exposure and rapid development of the microwave syndrome. These case studies indicate that implementation of 5G cannot be done without the risk of harmful effects on human health.

11 April 2023

Germany: Wangen City Implements Nightly WiFi Shutdown To Address Electrosensitivity

Wangen City Implements Nightly WiFi Shutdown To Address Electrosensitivity
by PNB Team, parisbeacon.com, Update 8 April 2023

The public WLAN in the Upper Swabian town of Wangen has been being switched off daily from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. this month. The city administration wants to enable people who feel negatively influenced by the WLAN to have a good night’s sleep. The “Alliance for Responsible Mobile Communications” campaigned, and an agreement was quickly reached with the city administration. Wangen limited the temporary shutdown to the hotspots in the old town, where the number of accesses in the relevant time was low anyway.

In Ravensburg, about 30 km from Wangen, there are similar plans to relieve people who feel electrosensitive. The city wants to comply with the requests of a citizens’ group that deals with the issue of mobile phone radiation to switch off the public WLAN at night. The city intends to switch off the hotspots from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m., making a contribution to minimizing overall radiation exposure.

08 April 2023

France: List of cell phones withdrawn or updated for deception and endangering users (update 6 April 2023

List of cell phones withdrawn or updated for deception and endangering users
By : Phonegate Team • 6 Apr 2023

There are now 41 models of mobile phones, identified as dangerous for the health of users, which have either been withdrawn from the French market, or have had their Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) subject to a software update. The latest: the Essential Clap 20+ (Boulanger), the Xiaomi Poco X3 and the Logicom Le Swipe.


Be careful if you have an Essential Clap 20+, you have until June 30, 2023 to bring it back to Boulanger!

The Essential Clap 20+ pinned!

In a press release dated April 4, 2023, the National Frequency Agency (ANFR) announced that the SAR measurement tests of the Essentiel Clap 20+ mobile phone model did not respect the regulatory limits for the trunk (2 .73 W/kg instead of 2W/kg) and limbs (4.14W/kg instead of 4W/kg).

FCC Should Revisit Exposure Limits For Radio Frequency Radiation

This article includes valuable information about on-line and in-person events during April and May in MA and RI, to discuss safer solutions to wireless technology, on-going petitions and upcoming town meetings.

FCC Should Revisit Exposure Limits For Radio Frequency Radiation

by Patricia Burke, spiritofchange.org, 7 April 2023

The FCC guidelines for public radiation exposure were established over two decades ago before wireless technology infiltrated our neighborhoods, homes and even the sanctity of our bodies.

Are the safety guidelines for radio frequency radiation, set in 1996 by the Federal Communications Commission to facilitate the growth of the wireless industry, adequate for the exposure levels the public receives today?

The health complaints of Pittsfield residents following the placement of a Verizon tower in a residential neighborhood and the resulting legal battle was the topic of a November 2022 investigative article by ProPublica “How the FCC Shields Cellphone Companies From Safety Concerns.”

06 April 2023

Children's Health Defense Petitions FCC to ‘Quit Stalling’ on Court Order to Address Harmful Effects of Wireless Radiation

CHD Petitions FCC to ‘Quit Stalling’ on Court Order to Address Harmful Effects of Wireless Radiation
By Suzanne Burdick, Ph.D., childrenshealthdefense.org, 5 April 2023

Children’s Health Defense (CHD) on Tuesday petitioned the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to “quit stalling” and comply with a court-ordered mandate to explain how the agency determined its current guidelines adequately protect humans and the environment against harmful effects of exposure to radiofrequency (RF) radiation.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued the mandate on Aug. 13, 2021, when it ruled the FCC failed to consider the non-cancer evidence of adverse health effects related to wireless technology when the agency determined its 1996 health and safety guidelines regarding wireless-based technologies adequately protected public health.

The ruling stemmed from CHD’s historic win in a case challenging the FCC’s decision not to review the 1996 guidelines.

The FCC has taken no action to comply with the court’s ruling, prompting CHD to threaten further legal action.

05 April 2023

United States: How one California couple beat the future at their doorstep: a 5G cell site

How one California couple beat the future at their doorstep: a 5G cell site
A sudden shift of momentum in a long conflict between industry and activists.
by Grant Hill, whyy.org, 31 March 2023

(Photo): Moira Hahn and Mark Hotchkiss live in Long Beach, California, just near a streetlight that had been previously proposed for a 5G cell site. (Courtesy of Moira Hahn)

Not everybody wants a 5G cell site on a 30-foot pole in front of their home. This is the story of Moira Hahn and Mark Hotchkiss of Long Beach, California, who appealed successfully against the permit for the 5G cell site.

Extract:
"Hahn had long suffered from serious migraines that forced her into retirement after years of teaching art at a nearby college.

In the days after they received the notice in the mail [informing them that the lamppost outside their home would soon be equipped with a wireless transmission facility], Hahn decided to consult her doctor about her migraines again. It was during that consultation that he suggested her migraines could be related to something called electromagnetic hypersensitivity, or EHS.

“My doctor started to say, ‘What about t Wi-Fi? You know, that could cause it. Try to get rid of all your cellular stuff, get rid of the walk around phones.’” Hahn said.

Video conference in Canada to present Phonegate scandal

Video conference in Canada to present Phonegate scandal
By : Phonegate Team • 31 March 2023

The presentation in English on March 28, 2023 by Dr. Marc Arazi and Sharon Noble, our Canadian board member, of the Phonegate health and industry scandal and its implications in Canada received a lot of attention from the participants in this videoconference. Thanks to Canadians for Safe Technology (C4ST) for the invitation!

The video is available on YouTube: (47 min.)
Visioconférence au Canada pour parler du scandale du Phonegate




The slides of Dr Arazi’s presentation can be  downloaded

The slides of Sharon Noble’s presentation are also available and can be downloaded


https://phonegatealert.org/en/video-conference-in-canada-to-present-phonegate-scandal/

Cell Phone Radiation Exposure Limits and Engineering Solutions

The ICBE has just published a peer-reviewed paper entitled, "Cell Phone Radiation Exposure Limits and Engineering Solutions". Below you will find their news release about the paper.

The link to the full text of the paper is:  https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/20/7/5398

International Commission on the Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Fields (ICBE-EMF)
NEWS RELEASE, icbe-emf.org/, 4 April 2023

Simple engineering fixes could dramatically reduce cellphone radiation, scientists say
Industry will now have to start competing on safety

ICBE-EMF, Tucson, AZ, April 4, 2023
-- Six simple engineering fixes could dramatically reduce radiation emitted by cellphones according to a group of scientists. The fixes are easy to implement, and in one case the fix relies on technology already patented by the industry.

The International Commission on the Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Fields (ICBE-EMF) reported its findings today in an open access, peer-reviewed article, "Cell Phone Radiation Exposure Limits and Engineering Solutions," published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

04 April 2023

Amphibians in the Mine

AMPHIBIANS IN THE MINE
by Arthur Firstenberg, cellphonetaskforce.org/

“Amphibians were here when the dinosaurs were here, and they survived the age of mammals. If they’re checking out now, I think it is significant.”

– David Wake, Director of the Museum
of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California,
Berkeley, 1990

Communication towers inside Monteverde Cloud
Forest Biological Preserve
They are ancient animals with abilities to survive beyond belief. They live both in water and on land. They can breathe through their skin. They can regenerate limbs and organs. They don’t get cancer. They have been around for 365 million years, and have survived four mass extinctions during the history of life on Earth. Yet today, they are disappearing more rapidly than any other class of animals. By their death, they are screaming: Turn off your cell phones! Now, before it is too late!

Even before cell phones, the proliferation of radio  and TV towers, radar stations, and communication antennas in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s began killing off these most hardy, well-adapted, and important forms of life. 

37 New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (3 April 2023)

37 New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, 3 April 2023

Dr. Joel Moscowitz, University of California Berkeley, has been circulating abstracts of newly-published scientific papers on radio frequency and other non-ionizing electromagnetic fields (EMF) about once a month since 2016. Several hundred EMF scientists around the world receive these updates. The complete collection of these papers contains more than 1,900 abstracts and links to more than 2,000 papers.

To see abstracts for the most recent papers or to download volumes 1 and/or 2 of this collection go to: https://bit.ly/saferemr040323

Recent Research on Wireless Radiation and Electromagnetic Fields

Wireless technologies, non-ionizing electromagnetic fields and children: Identifying and reducing health risks

28 March 2023

ICNIRP Guidelines’ Exposure Assessment Method for 5G Millimetre Wave Radiation May Trigger Adverse Effects

Extract from conclusions: Once the 5G mmW band is internationally operational, a significant proportion of the world’s population will be exposed to new hazards. The intensity and complexity of near-field exposure, such as when carrying a phone in a pocket or using it next to the head, will be different for 5G, and this is the first time mmW have been used for public telecommunications and the first time beamforming has been deliberately introduced for near-field use. Without research on the impact of near-field 5G, this global step is an experiment at the population level.

ICNIRP Guidelines’ Exposure Assessment Method for 5G Millimetre Wave Radiation May Trigger Adverse Effects

by Mary Redmayne and Donald R. Maisch, Published 27 March 2023
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2023, 20(7), 5267; 

Abstract

The current global roll-out of 5G infrastructure is designed to utilise millimetre wave frequencies (30–300 GHz range) at data transmission rates in the order of gigabits per second (Gbps). This frequency band will be transmitted using beamforming, a new introduction in near-field exposures. The International Commission on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) has recently updated their guidelines. We briefly examine whether the new approach of the ICNIRP is satisfactory to prevent heat damage and other adverse bio-effects once millimetre wave 5G is included, and we challenge the use of surface-only exposure assessment for local exposures greater than 6 GHz in part due to possible Brillouin precursor pulse formation. However, this is relevant whether or not Brillouin precursors occur from absorption of either 5G or future G transmissions. Many significant sources conclude there is insufficient research to assure safety even from the heat perspective. To date, there has been no published in vivo, in vitro or epidemiological research using exposures to 5G New Radio beam-formed signals.
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26 March 2023

Michigan: Scientist says T-Mobile cell equipment on top of Wyandotte school is a health danger

Scientist says T-Mobile cell equipment on top of Wyandotte school is a health danger
By Brandon Hudson , David Komer and online producer, Wyandotte FOX 2 Detroit, 24 March 2023

WYANDOTTE, Mich. (FOX 2) - Families and elected leaders in Wyandotte marched the streets to protest the 5G cell equipment on an elementary school property on Friday.

They are hoping T-Mobile will get the message. While the cell provider, and some government agencies say the radiation won’t harm kids and teachers, one scientist says the parents are justified in their concerns.

While the topic has seemingly divided Wyandotte, it’s not the only community fighting this battle with similar reports from Connecticut to Pennsylvania to Virginia.

24 March 2023

Phonegate International

Thank you to the American victims' association "California Brain Tumor Association" for dedicating a special page to Phonegate on its website. This is a nice recognition for the alert work done by the NGO.

PHONEGATE INTERNATIONAL
France
California Brain Tumor Association, March 2023

They’ve been lying to you for years: YOUR CELL PHONE IS DANGEROUS!

Over 5 billion of us use cell phones that we generally keep very close – from a very young age. But the companies that manufacture our precious smartphones have knowingly exposed us to radio-wave radiation well beyond safety standards. To make matters worse, some of them have even embedded software that rigs test results – just like Dieselgate.

This scandal has a name: PHONEGATE.

In 2016, Dr. Marc Arazi obtained proof that enabled him to denounce this fraud. With the help of brave men and women the world over – doctors, lawyers, politicians, scientists, friends and devoted volunteers from all walks of life — he has been fighting to bring the truth to light ever since. In 2018, the NGO Phonegate Alert was founded to support them in that task.


The issue gained attention in the US after articles published in the Chicago Tribune in 2019 by journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Roe. As a result, the first class action suits were launched in America and Canada against Apple and Samsung.

Phonegate: "Our Whistleblowing Action is Growing!"




The suspension of our participation in the ANSES dialogue committee is causing some noise. We particularly like the title of the Nextinpact article, "ANSES gets a kick in the pants from its own scientific committee".
Excerpts are available here (in French)

As for Dr Marc Arazi's interview on Sud Radio, it has been seen more than 35,000 times and by relaying it could soon reach 50,000 views
See his interview in French on YouTube

Our European collaborative action in partnership with Europeans for safe connections is progressing (13 out of 27 countries), with an official request sent to the Greek telecom regulator and a response from the Austrian regulator.
For more information

Our protest against Health Canada's lack of transparency has paid off! First data have finally been sent to us after a year of waiting. We are currently analysing it.
For more information

We would like to thank the many organisations that have devoted a section on their websites to the Phonegate scandal. This is the recent case of the victims' association, California brain tumor association.
See their website

Finally, our next General Assembly will be held on Saturday 8 April 2023. We will be celebrating five years since our creation. Your membership and donations are essential to our work.

Thank you for helping us spread this message as widely as possible.

The Phonegate Alert Team

The mobile blacklist

Removed from the market or updated due to their dangerousness, thanks to our mobilization.
Updated list by country available on our website.

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United States: 1 in 36 Kids Have Autism, CDC Says

Keep toxic substances known to increase risk of developing autism out of kids’ bodies! These include: mercury, ingredients in plastics and fire retardants, pesticides and herbicides, EMF/RFR, and pharmaceuticals (Tylenol, SSRIs and vaccines).

1 in 36 Kids Have Autism, CDC Says — Critics Slam Agency’s Failure to Investigate Causes

By Brenda Baletti, Ph.D., childrenshealthdefense.org, 23 March 2023

One in 36 (2.8%) 8-year-old children — 4% of boys and 1% of girls — have an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), based on an analysis of data from 2020, published today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The latest findings, reported in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, show an increase from the last report, which found 1 in 44 8-year-olds (2.3%) had autism in 2018.

Since the CDC started collecting the data, prevalence estimates have skyrocketed from 1 in 150 in 2000, to today’s estimate of 1 in 36 children.

Wireless technologies, non-ionizing electromagnetic fields and children: Identifying and reducing health risks

Wireless technologies, non-ionizing electromagnetic fields and children: Identifying and reducing health risks

Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health Care
Volume 53, Issue 2, February 2023, 101374
by Devra Davis PhD, MPH, Linda Birnbaum PhD, Paul Ben-Ishai PhD, Hugh Taylor MD, Meg Sears PhD, Tom Butler PhD, MSc, Theodora Scarato MSW

Full text: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1538544223000238

Children today are conceived and live in a sea of wireless radiation that did not exist when their parents were born. The launch of the digital age continues to transform the capacity to respond to emergencies and extend global communications. At the same time that this increasingly ubiquitous technology continues to alter the nature of commerce, medicine, transport and modern life overall, its varied and changing forms have not been evaluated for their biological or environmental impacts. Standards for evaluating radiation from numerous wireless devices were first set in 1996 to avoid heating tissue and remain unchanged since then in the U.S. and many other nations. A wide range of evidence indicates that there are numerous non-thermal effects from wireless radiation on reproduction, development, and chronic illness. Many widely used devices such as phones and tablets function as two-way microwave radios, sending and receiving various frequencies of information-carrying microwave radiation on multiple simultaneously operating antennas. Expert groups advising governments on this matter do not agree on the best approaches to be taken. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends limited screen time for children under the age of two, but more than half of all toddlers regularly have contact with screens, often without parental engagement. Young children of parents who frequently use devices as a form of childcare can experience delays in speech acquisition and bonding, while older children report feelings of disappointment due to ‘technoference’—parental distraction due to technology. Children who begin using devices early in life can become socially, psychologically and physically addicted to the technology and experience withdrawal upon cessation. We review relevant experimental, epidemiological and clinical evidence on biological and other impacts of currently used wireless technology, including advice to include key questions at pediatric wellness checkups from infancy to young adulthood. We conclude that consistent with advice in pediatric radiology, an approach that recommends that microwave radiation exposures be As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) seems sensible and prudent, and that an independently-funded training, research and monitoring program should be carried out on the long term physical and psychological impacts of rapidly changing technological milieu, including ways to mitigate impacts through modifications in hardware and software. Current knowledge of electrohypersensitivity indicates the importance of reducing wireless exposures especially in schools and health care settings.


Continue reading:

17 March 2023

United States: Children's Health Defense Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Rule in Cellphone Radiation Case Against Apple

We thank Children's Health Defense and the other non-profits which have filed an amicus brief in support of plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Apple. It all began in August 2019 when the Chicago Tribune published an article by Sam Roe on the results of more than a year of investigative work on testing of popular cellphones for radiofrequency radiation. Roe had contacted Dr. Marc Arazi, when he discovered information about the Phonegate industrial and health scandal following the revelations obtained from the test reports carried out by the French National Frequencies Agency (ANFR).

CHD Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Rule in Cellphone Radiation Case Against Apple
By Suzanne Burdick, Ph.D., childrenshealthdefense.org, 16 March 2023

Children’s Health Defense (CHD) and eight nonprofits on Wednesday filed an amicus brief in support of plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Apple.

The plaintiffs are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to decide if the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) cellphone radiation guidelines preempt state safety and health laws.

According to the plaintiffs, this question has been “left unresolved for more than a decade” — allowing telecommunication companies like Apple to avoid facing personal injury claims from cellphone users who allege the company violated state health and safety law by failing to inform consumers of the health risks associated with the radiofrequency (RF) radiation emitted by the phones.

“The telecom equipment industry, just like Big Pharma, thinks it should be free to inflict great harm on individuals and then force taxpayers and the rest of society to bear the cost,” said Mary Holland, Children’s Health Defense president and general counsel.

14 March 2023

United Kingdom: Anti-5G group loses court challenge to force Govt to warn of alleged dangers of 5G

Anti-5G group loses court challenge to force Govt to warn of alleged dangers of 5G
Staff Reporter, mobilenewscwp.co.uk, March 12, 2023

Judge says 5G information on government web site is already “clear and consistent”

(Read text of judgment HERE)

The anti-5G pressure group Action Against 5G has failed in its attempt to force the Government to warn people about alleged dangers of 5G.

The Government’s defence that 5G is fundamentally the same as 4G, was accepted by Judge Mary Stacey.

Following a hearing at the High courts administrative court she last week ruled:

10 March 2023

Swiss expert group on electromagnetic fields and non-ionising radiation (BERENIS): Analysis of 2 studies: (1) Partial replication of NTP study (2) Millimeter waves and DNA

We thought the analysis by BERENIS of these two studies would interest readers.

Summaries and assessments of selected studies
Swiss expert group on electromagnetic fields and non-ionising radiation (BERENIS), March 2023

In the period from mid of April 2022 to mid of July 2022, 128 new publications have been identified, and four of these were discussed in depth by BERENIS. Based on the selection criteria, two of these publications were selected as the most relevant ones. Their summaries and assessments are provided below. 

1) Experimental animal and cell studies

An international collaboration on carcinogenicity of radiofrequency electromagnetic field in experimental animals (partial replication of the NTP study in rats): introducing the project design (Ahn et al. 2022).

 In 2019, a partial replication of the NTP study (see special issue November 2018) was started in Asia, investigating effects of CDMA1 (900 MHz) RF-EMF on carcinogenesis in experimental animals (rats), especially brain tumours (glioma) and cardiac schwannoma, as well as genotoxicity. The project will run for a total of five years, and the animal studies will be conducted in Japan as well as in South Korea. (continue reading in newsletter)

Nordic Appeal: More Stringent Regulatory Framework on Microwave Radiation from Wireless Technologies is Needed - Stop Further Rollout of 5G

Nordic Appeal: More Stringent Regulatory Framework on Microwave Radiation from Wireless Technologies is Needed - Stop Further Rollout of 5G

Nilsson M - Radiation Protection Foundation, Sweden
Hardell L - Environment and Cancer Research Foundation, Sweden
Ketti M - The Swedish Association for the ElectroHyperSensitive
Wells N - Environmental Association The Wave Breaker, Sweden
Nyberg R - Finland Radiation Protection Association, Finland
Halmøy S - Folkets Strålevern, Norway
Middelthon TJ - Folkets Strålevern, Norway
Glomsrød S - FELO, Norway
Schriver P - Council for Safe Telecommunications, Denmark 

Annals of Clinical and Medical Case Reports, published 2 March 2023, ISSN 2639-8109 Volume 10

Full text in pdf: https://acmcasereport.com/pdf/ACMCR-v10-1909.pdf

Abstract

In recent years, people’s exposure to pulsed radiofrequency (RF) or microwave radiation from wireless technologies has exploded, mainly due to the roll-out of 5G. In addition to more base stations, millions of so-called smart water and electricity meters are being installed. This technology is forced upon people near or in their own homes, despite a complete lack of research showing that 5G and wireless water and electricity meters are not harmful to human health. At the same time, the first two studies to date on the effects of 5G have shown that 5G base stations cause adverse health effects in humans and that radiation similar to 5G damages neurons in the brain in animal experiments. The brain damage observed could eventually lead to Alzheimer’s and other neurological diseases. In parallel with this explosion in radiation exposure, guidelines for permissible radiation are still being applied based on a seriously outdated approach. These guidelines only protect humans from harmful effects resulting from extreme intensive exposure that causes acute warming of the body. This means that people are completely unprotected from a range of harmful effects, such as cancer, DNA damage, oxidative stress and neurological effects that the science has repeatedly shown occur at levels well below these guidelines. They offer no protection whatsoever against harmful effects on biodiversity. Given what is known today about the risks of this technology, it must be considered a violation of human rights to impose this harmful radiation on people in their own homes without their informed consent. More stringent regulatory framework on microwave radiation from wireless technologies is urgently needed. In the meantime, further rollout of 5G must be stopped.

9 Leading Experts: RF Radiation Can Lead to Brain Damage, Alzheimer’s

Research on 5G radiofrequency (RF) radiation shows it can cause brain damage and possibly lead to dementia and Alzheimer's disease, according to nine independent experts in the RF radiation field who published a new peer-reviewed article. 

9 Leading Experts: RF Radiation Can Lead to Brain Damage, Alzheimer’s
By Suzanne Burdick, Ph.D., childrenshealthdefense.org, 9 March 2023

Research on 5G radiofrequency (RF) radiation shows it can cause brain damage and possibly lead to dementia and Alzheimer's disease, according to nine independent experts in the RF radiation field who published a new peer-reviewed article.

Research on 5G radiofrequency (RF) radiation shows it can cause brain damage and possibly lead to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, according to nine independent experts in the RF radiation field.

In a peer-reviewed article published last week in the Annals of Clinical and Medical Case Reports, the experts called on authorities to heed the voices of the RF scientific community by establishing a “more stringent regulatory framework” on RF radiation and by halting the rollout of 5G technologies — including smart meters and 5G cell towers — until a team of “qualified scientists independent of industry” review the risks of the technology.

“The situation is absurd,” said Mona Nilsson, managing director of the Swedish Radiation Protection Foundation and lead author of the article.

Although the first two studies ever published on 5G’s effects on humans and animals reported serious adverse health effects, government authorities and telecom companies continue to put 5G cell towers and smart meters on and around people’s homes, Nilsson told The Defender.

Dr. Lennart Hardell, a leading scientist on cancer risks from radiation and co-author of the article, told the Defender, “I think it is time to have an ethical discussion.”