Press release, ptco.org/canary, 7 February 2023
24 February 2023
United States: Piti Theatre’s Jonathan Mirin in “Canary in a Gold Mine” @ DC Independent Film Festival, March 3 & 4
Press release, ptco.org/canary, 7 February 2023
A new case report shows that two previously healthy men rapidly developed typical “microwave syndrome” symptoms shortly after a 5G cell tower was installed on the roof of their office.
According to the report, published Feb. 4 in the Annals of Clinical Case Reports, the men experienced headaches, joint pain, tinnitus, abnormal fatigue, sleep disturbances, burning skin, anxiety and trouble concentrating.
The findings match the results of a similar case report published last month in the same journal — that appeared earlier in the Swedish journal Medicinsk Access — showing a previously healthy man and woman developed similar microwave syndrome symptoms soon after a 5G tower was installed on top of their apartment.
23 February 2023
Wireless radiation: Hide yo kids, hide yo wildlife
By Miranda de Moraes, jhnewsandguide.com, 22 Feb. 2023
(Photo): A cell tower disguised as a Gothic bell tower stands tall behind Redeemer Lutheran Church on Willow Street. The tower is just a few hundred feet from Davey Jackson Elementary School. Health advocates and others want the Federal Communications Commission to recognize the risks to people and the environment from wireless radiation.
“We don’t have anything really to say on that subject,” said Jodie Pond, the director of the Teton County Health Department.
“This would not fall under the DEQ’s authority or expertise,” said Keith Guille, outreach officer of the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality.
Safety Evaluation of Smart Scales, Smart Watches, and Smart Rings Shows Evidence of Potential Interference in Cardiac Implantable Electronic Devices
University of Utah study shows certain wearable gadgets could interfere with implantable cardiac electronic devices
News release, eurekalert.org, 22 Feb. 2023
Peered review publication, University of Utah:
Full text of study: https://www.heartrhythmjournal.com/article/S1547-5271(22)02696-0/fulltext
University of Utah electrical and computer engineering assistant professor Benjamin Sanchez Terrones and U associate professor of medicine Benjamin Steinberg have published a new study that shows wearable devices such as the Samsung Galaxy watch 4, Fitbit smart scales, or Moodmetric smart rings, among others, have sensing technology that could interfere with cardiac implantable electronic devices (CIEDs) such as pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices.
Denial of transparency by Health Canada
By : Phonegate Team • 23 fév 2023
On March 25, 2022, after two years of complaints by our NGO, Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) sent our local correspondent in Canada, Sharon Noble, the list of specific absorption rate (SAR) levels of mobile phones tested between 2016 and 2021. Nearly a year later, and despite several requests for clarification on protocols and test results, Canadian health authorities continue to withhold information.
19 February 2023
Case Report: Development of the Microwave Syndrome in Two Men Shortly after Installation of 5G on the Roof above their Office
Another case report by Lennart Hardell and Mona Nilsson published on 4 February 2023 in the Annals of Clinical Case Reports, this time of two men working in three office rooms close to base stations.
Development of the Microwave Syndrome in Two Men Shortly after Installation of 5G on the RoofAnnals of Clinical Case Reports Remedy Publications LLC., | http://anncaserep.com/ 2023 | Volume 8 | Article 2378 OPEN ACCESS - Published Date: 04 Feb 2023
The 5th generation, 5G, for wireless communication is rolled out without previous studies on potential effects on human health and the environment. In this case study we describe two men, case 1 and case 2, working in three office rooms close to base stations. After the deployment of 5G, both men developed symptoms typical for the microwave syndrome, e.g., headache, tinnitus, dizziness, balance disorder, concentration and attention deficiency, and fatigue. Radiofrequency Radiation (RFR) after the 5G deployment was measured in the three offices. In office one maximum (peak) RFR during one minute varied from 463 to 1,180,000 µW/m2 , in office two from 6,230 to 501,000 and in office three from 13,700 to 613,000 µW/m2 .The symptoms disappeared in both men within a couple of weeks (case 1) or immediately (case 2) after leaving the office for other offices with much lower maximum peak RFR emissions, maximum for case 1 =16 and for case 2 =2,920 µW/m2 . This case report may be regarded as a provocation study on health from 5G RFR. The clinical picture in both men was clearly related to the exposure, although the exposures were well below the guidelines recommended by ICNIRP that are claimed to protect against all health effects. We conclude that the guidelines for RFR exposure based only on tissue heating by ICNIRP are inadequate to protect human health and that 5G appears to provoke symptoms of microwave syndrome in previously healthy people.
16 February 2023
United States: As Health Concerns Escalate After Ohio Train Disaster, Advocates Want to ‘Take Back Our Rail System From Greedy Profiteers’
Evidence continues to mount of serious health and environmental impacts from the derailment and explosion of a train carrying toxic chemicals in East Palestine, Ohio, raising concerns for local residents despite assurances from regulatory agencies that the area is safe.
By Brenda Baletti, Ph.D. Children's Health Defense, 15 February 2023
Photo credit: @blckndgldfn/Twitter (left); @StrictlyChristo/Twitter (right)
Despite releasing more details about air and water contamination resulting from the crash, regulatory agencies like the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have continued to affirm that it is safe for residents to return to their homes after they were initially evacuated. But they have been cautioned not to drink the water.
By Patricia Burke of Safe Tech International, 9 February 2023
The U.K. Government has failed in its duty to inform the public about the risks of wireless radiation
Monday and Tuesday February 6 and 7, the “Action Against 5G Court Case” took place at the Royal Courts of Justice on Strand, London WC2A 2LL. K, United Kingdom.
15 February 2023
Although there is a controversy regarding the physiological effects of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) on human beings, the EMF-attributed effects are life-disabling for some people. These are called electrohypersensitive (EHS) and their prevalence in the population today is estimated to be in a range of about 4-10 %. To diagnose EHS and submit those individuals to an appropriate treatment has become a medical challenge of significant importance. The symptoms however are relatively non-specific and mainly related to the mental function; because physicians have no objective algorithms to diagnose EHS, these patients are most of the time declared relevant to psychology or even psychiatry.
Objective diagnosis tests are therefore needed and some have been tentatively developed: abnormal values of biochemical parameters observed in EHS individuals have been taken as biomarkers of their disorder and provocation tests were performed by checking those individuals’ reactions in experimental EMF exposure conditions.
12 February 2023
India: 320 mobile towers found exceeding prescribed EMF radiation limits as on Dec 2022: MoS Telecom
India systematically monitors cell tower radiation to ensure compliance with radio frequency exposure limits; however, in the US no agency does this. The FCC, which is captured by industry, responds to complaints about electromagnetic interference but does not systematically monitor cell tower compliance with FCC regulations. The cost of a comprehensive monitoring system would likely be covered by the fines assessed to industry for noncompliance. Moreover, workers and the public would be better protected from intense exposure to cell tower radiation."
Our summary of article: "As on 31.12.2022, Licensed Service Area (LSA) field units of DoT have tested 11.6 lakh [1.16 million] Base Transceiver Stations (BTSs) across the country to check the compliance to prescribed Electromagnetic Field (EMF) radiation norms, out of which a total of 320 BTSs were found exceeding the prescribed EMF limits." Penalties of Rs 13.10 crore ($131 million) have been recovered from defaulting telcom service providers for exceeding the prescribed EMF limits, Minister of State for Communications said.
320 mobile towers found exceeding prescribed EMF radiation limits as on Dec 2022: MoS Telecom
The Economic Times, Feb 10, 2023
Telecom Department field units have tested as many as 11.6 lakh BTSs across the country for compliance to stipulated EMF radiation norms as on December 2022, of which 320 were found exceeding prescribed limits, Parliament was informed on Friday. As on December 31, 2022, penalties of Rs 13.10 crore have been recovered from defaulting telcom service providers for exceeding the prescribed EMF limits, Minister of State for Communications, Devusinh Chauhan said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.
10 February 2023
European Parliament: MEP Michèle Rivasi Invites Phonegate Alert to a Workshop: Brussels, 7 February 2023 : Videos
Videos of the event in two parts (In English) on YouTube:
Link to Dr. Arazi's: Slide presentation
By : Phonegate Team • 6 Feb 2023 - Updated 10 Feb 2023
We will provide an update on this important action to write to each of the national telecom regulators in the 27 countries of the European Union to protect the health of millions of consumers using cell phones.
09 February 2023
“Small cells” are microwave antennas (basically shorter cell towers) rapidly being installed in public areas on utility poles and street lights in front of homes, parks and schools. Just like cell towers, these wireless antennas generate and emit microwave radiofrequency (RF) radiation to transmit 2G, 3G and 4G network signals. Companies soon plan to add a new technology called 5G which will use current 4G technology plus even higher frequencies. The higher frequencies include millimeter-wave emissions that were not previously released into public areas.
Companies state that these 4G and 5G antennas will increase the wireless radiation levels in the area so much that they are working to loosen several governments’ radiation limits in order to roll it out. A 2021 research study found people who are exposed to higher radiation values present more severe headaches, dizziness and nightmares. Moreover, they sleep fewer hours.“
The Council for Safe Telecommunications (Denmark) and The Swedish Radiation Protection Foundation, Jan 25, 2023
Authors: Mona Nilsson (The Swedish Radiation Protection Foundation, Sweden), Vibeke Frøkjær Jensen and Henrik Eiriksson (The Council for Safe Telecommunications, Denmark)
- The vast majority of field experts agree that the ICNIRP 1998 limits recommended by EU allow exposure to harmful levels of radiation and that they must be stricter.Harmful effects from wireless technology radiation below the ICNIRP limits are clearly established by science.
- The EU Commission scientific advisory group (SCHEER) advises positively on adoption of new ICNIRP 2020 exposure limits allowing even more harmful RF radiation exposure.
- The SCHEER Opinion is biased and appear to be designed to find no risks and to greenlight the adoption of exposure limits that benefits industry.
saferemr.com, Feb 4, 2023 Update
Effects of Radio Frequency Radiation Exposure on Free Radical-Related Cellular Processes (290 studies)
Dr. Henry Lai, Professor Emeritus, Department of Bioengineering, University of Washington
This document contains abstracts for 290 studies published since 1997 that assessed the effects of radiofrequency radiation (RFR) exposure on free radical-related cellular processes.
See pages 164-187 for the Table that summarizes key details about each study.
1. Of the 290 studies published since 1997, 263 studies (91%) reported statistically significant effects of radiofrequency radiation on free radical-related cellular processes; only 27 studies (9%) found no significant effects.
2. Change in cellular free radical status is a consistent effect of radiofrequency radiation exposure.
3. Effects can occur at low specific absorption rates (SAR) or power density of exposure. Seventy studies are marked LI for low intensity (≤ 0.4 W/kg). Of the 70 low intensity exposure studies, 68 studies (91%) reported significant effects on free radical-related cellular processes.
4. Effects have been reported at different frequencies, exposure duration, and modulations, and in different biological systems, cell lines, and animal species. These data support the assertion that “Radiofrequency radiation affects cellular free radical processes.”
5. Most of the studies are live animal (in vivo) studies with long-term exposure, e.g., daily exposure up to several months.
6. Some studies used mobile phones or RFR-emitting devices for exposure (see Table). The SAR and characteristics of RFR in these studies are not well defined. However, these studies should not be overlooked because they represent real-life exposure scenarios. Waveform modulations of RFR during wireless communication usage probably play an important role in biological effects which are not revealed in studies that used a simple form of radiation (e.g., continuous-wave or GSM) and spatially uniform fields. Researchers in bioelectromagnetics should realize that the perfect RFR exposure system simulating real life exposures simply does not exist.
To download the 187-page document (pdf): https://bit.ly/RFR-oxidative-Lai-2023
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, 2 February 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 1,700 abstracts and links to more than 1,800 papers.
To see abstracts for the most recent papers or to download volumes 1 and 2 of this collection go to: https://bit.ly/saferemr022022
Recent Research on Wireless Radiation and Electromagnetic Fields
06 February 2023
Will this 5G challenge fall on deaf ears, too?
By Gillian Dymond, conservativewoman.co.uk, 6 February 2023
1. The failure to provide adequate or effective information to the public about the risks of 5G, and how it might be possible for individuals to avoid or minimise such risks;
2. The failure to provide adequate and sufficient reasons for not establishing a process to investigate and establish possible risks to health;
3. The failure to consider evidence which points to adverse effects on health;
4. The failure to meet the standards of transparency and openness required of a public body.
It will be interesting to see what kind of excuses are dished up to justify these glaring failures.
04 February 2023
By : Phonegate Team • 3 Feb 2023
This new action follows the August 26, 2022 judgement, which we have previously documented, which ruled that federal regulations setting permitted emission levels prevailed over state law. The verdict, which elicited many reactions of indignation, is as follows:
02 February 2023
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This is an excellent 30-minute report by Dr Maryanne Demasi ** presented on the program, "Catalyst", ABC television, Australia.
In October 2016, it was announced that the ABC’s Catalyst program was to lose its weekly slot and its 11 staff – including the suspended presenter Maryanne Demasi – made redundant under a radical plan which has been approved by the ABC board. Senior ABC program makers warned that ditching the weekly half-hour program and disbanding the science unit would lead to a dumbing down of science programming and effectively kill off Australian science on television.
Could wifi-enabled devices be harmful to our health? You cannot see it or hear it but Wi-Fi blankets our homes, our schools and our cities. Australia's safety agency says there's no evidence of harm, but that's not the same as saying its safe. A growing number of scientists are concerned that the widespread use of Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi-enabled devices could be slowly making us sick. In this Catalyst investigation, Dr Maryanne Demasi explores whether our wireless devices could be putting our health at risk.
01 February 2023
Havana syndrome: sonic attack or all in the mind?
by Nicky Woolf, The Sunday Times, 22 Jan. 2023
In February 2017, Michael Hoffer, a surgeon and professor at Miami University, received a phone call. “This is the State Department,” the caller said. “We have a problem.” Hoffer, who specialises in neurosurgery and otolaryngology (the ear, nose and throat), had worked with the US military previously, studying traumatic brain injuries among soldiers deployed in Iraq. But the problem outlined to him on this call was different. Something was happening in Havana — something the government didn’t understand.
Study by Swiss Federal Office for the Environment Considers Connection between Mobile Communications and Insect Mortality to be Probable
On behalf of the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), the research overview "Effect of non-ionizing radiation (hereinafter: NIS) on arthropods " was developed at the University of Neuchatel:
Mulot M, Kroeber T, Gossner M, Fröhlich J (2022). Effect of non-ionizing radiation (NIS) on arthropods, report commissioned by the Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN), Neuchâtel, July 2022
Mobile communications communicate via non-ionizing radiation (hereinafter: NIS). Although this study overview of the effects of mobile phone radiation on insects has not been published in a peer-reviewed journal , it has a high level of validity due to its scientific nature.
Julie Steinberg, Bloomberg Law, Jan 30, 2023 (includes link to case document)
- Certain iPhone models allegedly emit radiation above limits
- Circuit split widened; other preemption issues need guidance
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said their claims were preempted by federal law, widening a circuit split over the preemptive effect of certain Federal Communications Commission guidelines, consumers said in a recently docketed petition for review. Its decision also presents a “golden opportunity” for much-needed guidance on when agency action preempts state-law claims, they said.
Andrew Cohen and others alleged that a lab hired by the Chicago Tribune found that the iPhone 7, 8, and X showed exposure above the federal limit when the phones were carried close to the body.