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EMF Studies

31 August 2017

Are IPads Turning Babies into Insomniacs? How Touch Screens Are Costing Infants Sleep

Parents should never allow their babies to play with touch screens!
Are iPads turning babies into insomniacs? How touch screens are costing infants sleep 
By Karen D'Souza | kdsouza@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group,
11 August 2017

(Photo):  A baby plays with an iPad. Recent studies show that touch screens can interfere with a baby or toddler’s sleep. (ThinkStock)

Whoever coined the phrase “sleeping like a baby” certainly didn’t live in the high-tech age. Indeed, new studies show that babies are losing sleep and touch screens are to blame.

Now, it’s long been known that too much staring at the screen isn’t good for any of us, but when it comes to babies, toddlers and small children in general, the lack of sleep at a crucial stage of growth may actually impair cognitive development, as Salon recently reported. And yet everywhere you go, you see toddlers clutching iPads in their strollers and babies gawking at iPhones while mom waits in a supermarket line. Our devices have come to impact so many of our daily activities that our children are growing up bathed in a digital glow.

24 August 2017

UK Civil Aviation Authority: Information for Health Professionals on Aircraft Fume Events:

Aircraft Fume Events
Information for health professionals on aircraft fume events
UK Civil Aviation Authority

Doctors and other health professionals may see patients who report symptoms following a ‘fume’ event – an unusual odour, mist or smoke – on an aircraft. The pattern of symptoms reported is quite variable and health professionals have asked for guidance on how best to manage such patients.

The Care Pathway has been developed by an independent working group including experts in toxicology, epidemiology, aviation medicine and primary care, in order to provide advice to health professionals in managing such patients. The working group has also developed an information sheet for patients.

Artificial Light From Digital Devices Lessens Sleep Quality

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Artificial Light From Digital Devices Lessens Sleep Quality
by Chris Stipesuh.edu, 24 July 2017

UH Optometry Study: Melatonin Skyrockets When Blue Light is Blocked

There’s no doubt we love our digital devices at all hours, including after the sun goes down. Who hasn’t snuggled up with a smart phone, tablet or watched their flat screen TV from the comfort of bed? A new study by researchers at the University of Houston College of Optometry, published in Ophthalmic & Physiological Optics, found that blue light emitted from those devices could contribute to the high prevalence of reported sleep dysfunction.

Children Who Sleep Less May Age Faster at a Cellular Level

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Children who sleep less may age faster at a cellular level
by Jessica Hamzelou, newscientist.com
5 July 2017

A LACK of sleep doesn’t just turn children into a grumpy handful, it may also accelerate their cellular ageing – a process that could have long-term health effects.

Telomeres – the caps at the ends of our chromosomes – get shorter every time our cells divide, and when they get too short, it is thought that cells are no longer able to divide to repair and replenish the body – a sign of ageing. Some small studies in adults have suggested that sleep might be linked to telomere length.

World Health Organization, Radiofrequency Radiation and Health - A Hard Nut to Crack (Review) - Full Text

VERY IMPORTANT DOCUMENT Re-posted 24 August 2017

World Health Organization, radiofrequency radiation and health - a hard nut to crack (Review) 

Lennart Hardell Department of Oncology, Faculty of Medicine and Health, Örebro University, SE-701 82 Örebro, Sweden

Received April 1, 2017; Accepted June 6, 2017 DOI: 10.3892/ijo.2017.4046

Full text of study in English

Full text of study in French

Abstract

In May 2011 the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) evaluated cancer risks from radiofrequency (RF) radiation. Human epidemiological studies gave evidence of increased risk for glioma and acoustic neuroma. RF radiation was classified as Group 2B, a possible human carcinogen. Further epidemiological, animal and mechanistic studies have strengthened the association. In spite of this, in most countries little or nothing has been done to reduce exposure and educate people on health hazards from RF radiation. On the contrary ambient levels have increased. In 2014 the WHO launched a draft of a Monograph on RF fields and health for public comments. It turned out that five of the six members of the Core Group in charge of the draft are affiliated with International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), an industry loyal NGO, and thus have a serious conflict of interest. Just as by ICNIRP, evaluation of non-thermal biological effects from RF radiation are dismissed as scientific evidence of adverse health effects in the Monograph. This has provoked many comments sent to the WHO. However, at a meeting on March 3, 2017 at the WHO Geneva office it was stated that the WHO has no intention to change the Core Group.

Contents

1. Introduction
2. The WHO fact sheet
3. The WHO EMF project
4. WHO radio frequency fields: Environmental health criteria monograph
5. Human Health Effects of Non-Ionizing Radiation - Informal meeting at WHO March 3, 2017

Cuba 'Incidents' Caused Brain Injury, Nerve Damage to Diplomats - CBS News

Some U.S. diplomats in Cuba diagnosed with serious health conditions, medical records show
CBS News, 23 August 2017


According to medical records reviewed exclusively by CBS News, a U.S. doctor who evaluated American and Canadian diplomats working in Havana diagnosed them with conditions as serious as mild traumatic brain injury, and with likely damage to the central nervous system.

The diplomats complained about symptoms ranging from hearing loss and nausea to headaches and balance disorders after the State Department said "incidents" began affecting them beginning in late 2016. A source familiar with these incidents says officials are investigating whether the diplomats were targets of a type of sonic attack directed at their homes, which were provided by the Cuban government. The source says reports of more attacks affecting U.S. embassy workers on the island continue.

Wait Until 8th' Movement Asks Parents Not to Give Young Kids Smartphones

Brook Shannon, here with husband Michael and daughters Grace, Mercy,
and Bella, created the Wait Until 8th pledge in a effort to support families
who want to hold off giving their children smartphones until they are
ready to go to high school.
Wait Until 8th' movement asks parents not to give young kids smartphones
Allison Slater Tate, TODAY Contributor, 17 August 2017

As debate swirls across the internet about social media and its effect on teenagers, one Austin mom has created a movement to try to delay introducing smartphones to children until they are at least 14 years old.

In an effort to persuade and support families in her children's elementary school to wait until their kids were at least 14 or in 8th grade to give them smartphones, Brooke Shannon created the Wait Until 8th pledge last spring, which asks parents to promise "not to give your child a smartphone until at least 8th grade as long as at least 10 other families from your child’s grade and school pledge as well."

"Our hope is to create a support network for those parents who would like to wait on giving their child a phone," Shannon told TODAY Parents. "Every family has various circumstances and dynamics that will shape this decision. We hope by creating this pledge, parents that would like to wait will feel more empowered to do so."

The pledge has become a full-blown movement now, with over 2000 commitments from parents in over 500 schools and in 49 states.

23 August 2017

Can Wireless Devices Affect Your Health?

Photo credit Matthew Kane on Unsplash.com
"This is clearly an area where the scientists alone cannot help protect public health. The rest of the society needs to get involved in the discussion and take the best possible action to ensure health and wellbeing of the public, particularly the more vulnerable children."

Can Wireless Devices Affect Your Health?
by Dr. Priyanka (Pri) Bandara
Researcher/consultant/educator - environmental health, linkedin.com,
19 August 2017

There is an intense scientific debate about the health risks of currently permitted wireless radiation. Technically speaking, we are talking about low-intensity microwave/radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation (MW/RF-EMR). Your mobile/cordless phone, WiFi-enabled computers and a range of personal wireless devices, including baby monitors and gaming consoles emit microwave RF-EMR exposing you and others around to this invisible environmental pollutant. It is the same man-made microwave EMR that is used in microwave ovens at high intensity to cook food. It has been long claimed by the industry and regulatory bodies (without any safety testing for health effects) that at low intensities, RF-EMR exposure is unlikely to cause any harm if that does not cause tissue heating. However, we now have irrefutable scientific evidence showing a range of biological effects and health effects to be associated with everyday typical exposures.

Health authorities have so far responded very poorly to this scientific evidence of biological/health effects. Scientists around the globe are frustrated about this inaction.

UK Condemned Over 'Shocking' Export of Deadly Weedkiller to Poorer Countries

The Swiss headquarters of Syngenta, the agribusiness that
produces thousands of tonnes of a pesticide not authorised 
for use in the EU at an industrial plant in Huddersfield.
Photo:  Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters
UK condemned over 'shocking' export of deadly weedkiller to poorer countries
by Alice Ross, The Guardian, 22 August 2017

UK accused of double standards as thousands of tonnes of pesticide not authorised for use in EU are produced in Britain for export to developing world

A highly toxic weedkiller not authorised for use in the EU is being exported to developing countries from a UK factory.

Paraquat, a pesticide so lethal that a single sip can be fatal, has caused thousands of accidental deaths and suicides globally, and was outlawed by EU states in 2007.

But Swiss pesticide manufacturer Syngenta is exporting thousands of tonnes of the substance to other parts of the world from an industrial plant in Huddersfield.

22 August 2017

Is This What You Want Outside Your Bedroom Window?

Is This What You Want Outside Your Bedroom Window?
By Catherine J. Frompovichactivistpost.com, 21 August 2017

5G is creating an environmental nightmare in more ways than technology addicts even can imagine!

Since 5G waves don’t travel very far, innovative ‘cell towers’ of all shapes, types and sizes—including that of a refrigerator size—most likely will be ‘planted’ on a pole of some sort outside most buildings, including your home!

5G cell towers are noisy suckers, too, as they contain fans to keep them cool! Another fire hazard like AMI Smart Meters? Just imagine “whirl, whirl, whirl” all night long outside your bedroom window sending EMF radiation along with that constant droning noise! And you can’t stop it!

More Green Time and Less Screen Time

Here is one physician who surely asks about and talks to his patients about screen time.
"Screen-time, especially among younger people, is an important issue because it can be habit-forming and early overexposure increases the likelihood of overuse in later life."

More Green Time and Less Screen Time
by Dr. Paul Preston, 
wawa-news.com, August 2017

As a family physician, I’m often asked by parents: “How much screen time is too much screen time? Well parents, this summer I want you to think about upping your child’s “green-time” and dropping their “screen-time.”

In fact, if they are younger than 2 years of age, the Canadian Paediatric Society does not recommend any screen time at all. If they’re between two and five years of age, then it’s one hour a day. That’s right, one hour.

My work as VP of Clinical with the North East LHIN, includes often meeting with other primary care providers to talk about best practices. Screen-time, especially among younger people, is an important issue because it can be habit-forming and early overexposure increases the likelihood of overuse in later life.

Children Being Increasingly Diagnosed with Hypertension

Image Credit:  Indypendenz / Shutterstock
Are we again ignoring "the elephant in the room?"  How many pediatricians ask parents and children about wireless technology use? 

"Dr. Flynn spoke about the likely cause of this almost two to three fold rise saying that the age groups affected determine the most likely cause of this new trend. He said that while in infants and very young kids the cause is more likely to be diseased kidneys, among older children and teenagers, there may be no apparent cause."

Children being increasingly diagnosed with hypertensionby Dr Ananya Mandal, MD, news-medical.netm, 21 August 2017

According to the latest set of guidelines released yesterday by the American Academy of Pediatrics, more and more children and adolescents who visit their pediatricians annually for routine health checkups are likely to be diagnosed with abnormal blood pressure making them vulnerable to developing hypertension.

21 August 2017

Quiet Epidemic of Suicide Claims France's Farmers

Marie Le Guelvout at the farm in the Brittany region of
Frence where her brother Jean-Pierre killed himself in
December.  
Credit Pierre Terdjman for The New York Times.
In January 2017, Radio/TV Switzerland  presented a documentary on"Temps Présent" on suicides among Swiss farmers:  in 2016, eight in the canton of Vaud. Unsustainable working conditions, collapsing food prices, stricter production standards, debt... (Documentary in French)

Quiet Epidemic of Suicide Claims France's Farmers
by PAMÉLA ROUGERIE, The New York Times, 20 August 2017

KERLÉGO, France — A dairy farmer, Jean-Pierre Le Guelvout, once kept 66 cows at a thriving estate in southern Brittany. But falling milk prices, accumulating debts, depression and worries about his health in middle age became too much to bear.

Just 46, Mr. Le Guelvout shot himself in the heart in a grove behind his house one cold December day last year. “It was a place that he loved, near the fields that he loved,” explained his sister Marie, who said she was “very close” to him but did not see his suicide coming.

The death of Ms. Le Guelvout’s brother was part of a quiet epidemic of suicide among French farmers with which stoical rural families, the authorities, public health officials and researchers are trying to grapple.

6 Ways that Your Smart Phone May be Impacting Your Health

6 Ways that Your Smart Phone May be Impacting Your Health
by Lily Singhagoodmenproject.com , 
4 August 2017

How can your smart phone empower, rather than erode, your health?

The number of worldwide mobile phone users as reported by Ericsson is predicted to reach 6.1 billion by 2020.

However, just like any other technology even the mobile technology has some drawbacks associated with it which have different ill effects on our mind and body.

6 Ways that your smart phone may be impacting your health:

1. Mobile Phone Can Cause Hearing Impairment-  In a study conducted by the American Academy of Otolaryngology the electromagnetic waves emitted by the phone can lead to hearing loss… not necessarily caused by high volume. It has been suggested that using hands free option or speaker will help protect the ears from the possible damage. It can also reduce the bad impact of intervening sounds when you listen to the phone on your ears.

Why Firefighters Are Pleading With Cell Phone Users About Chargers - The 1 Hidden Danger

Newton NH Fire Department
Why Firefighters Are Pleading With Cell Phone Users About Chargers - The 1 Hidden Danger
by Katie Mooney, lifeaspire.com
2 August 2017

No matter where you are, who you're around, or what time of day it is - chances are, someone nearby is on a cell phone. We use these handy little devices to tweet, surf, text, upload, connect...and yes, sometimes even talk.

Technology has certainly become a standard part of our everyday lives, as we become more and more dependent on it - especially our cell phones and tablets. But unfortunately, as with most things, there are hidden risks that users must be aware of...

The Newton, New Hampshire Fire Department recently created a post on their Facebook page regarding cell phone charging related dangers - and the images are quite alarming and disturbing.

In an attempt to raise awareness, the fire department posted information about charging mobile devices while in bed, and about the potential consequences of doing so.

IoT Security for Healthcare Is in Critical Condition

IoT security for healthcare is in critical condition
by Jon Gold, Senior Writer, Network World, 
3 August 2017

Medical devices lack many features and capabilities that help protect other network-attached devices from attack

IoT security is a headache, a mess and several other flavors of annoying for any enterprise, but in healthcare, it can be literally life and death.

Compromising any connected device has two main consequences – one is to enlist devices into a botnet, like the security camera-capturing Mirai, and the other is to offer a passage deeper into any infrastructure the device is connected to.

But medical IoT poses additional security risks. For one thing, connected records systems and anything that contains personal information are attractive targets for identity thieves – your Social Security number is all over your medical records. Compromising a medical IoT device and pivoting to other targets on the network could result in a breach of these records, researchers have found.

Under certain circumstances, an attacker could exercise direct control over medical equipment, with potentially fatal consequences – witness the infamous hacked insulin pump, which first made headlines all the way back in 2011.

Australia: 5G Phone Network: Expert Concerned by Lack of Understanding of Potential Health Effects

There are concerns about a lack of understanding about
the health effects of 5G
(Picjumbo,com)
5G phone network: Expert concerned by lack of understanding of potential health effects
by Isobel Roe, abc.net.au, 18 August 2017

More research is needed into the potential health effects of new 5G mobile phone technology before it is rolled out in Australia, an international expert says.

The high-speed mobile phone network could be operational in Australia from 2020, offering up to 50 times the bandwidth currently available on 4G networks, allowing users to download the equivalent of three television episodes in a second.

Telstra announced last year it would run a world-first test of the technology for visitors to the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

International radio frequency expert Professor Dariusz Leszczynski, from the University of Helsinki, told a public lecture at Griffith University in Brisbane on Thursday night there was a concerning lack of understanding about the health effects.

"We know only that this radiation penetrates skin deep," Professor Leszczynski said.

"We don't have the faintest idea how normal-functioning skin will be affected."

Wi-Fi: A Slow, Silent Killer

Wi-Fi: A slow, silent killer
Source: Health Awareness, 3 August 2017

Almost everyone has Wi-Fi at home due to its convenience. However, there have been some safety concerns and the conclusion is that Wi-Fi can be detrimental to the overall health, especially in children.

Wi-Fi has a negative effect on various things, from brain health to sleep quality.

Potential Dangers of Wi-Fi

Damages Childhood Development

The non-thermal radio frequency radiation from Wi-Fi can disrupt normal cellular development, especially fetal development. This radiation affects growing tissues, such as in children and youth. Consequently, they would be more susceptible than average to the described effects and are at greater risk of developmental issues.

Have You Read The Cell Phone Radiation Warning?

Have You Read The Cell Phone Radiation Warning?
by Melissa Troutman, pribanic.com
7 August 2017

The “right-to-know” ordinance for Cell Phone Radiation

In April 2017, the City of Berkeley, California became the first in the nation to require that cell phone retailers post a warning about the potential health risks of cell phone radiation exposure.

The “right-to-know” ordinance, unanimously voted by officials in 2015, mandates that retailers inform consumers of the following:

To assure safety, the Federal Government requires that cell phones meet radio frequency (RF) exposure guidelines. If you carry or use your cell phone in a pants or shirt pocket or tucked into a bra with the phone is ON and connected to a wireless network, you may exceed the federal guidelines for exposure to RF radiation.

Fifteen New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (18 August 2017)

Fifteen new papers on electromagnetic fields and biology or health, courtesy of Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., Director, Center for Family and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley.
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, August 18, 2017

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Modified health effects of non-ionizing EMR combined with other agents reported in the biomedical literature

Kostoff RN, Lau CGY. Modified health effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation combined with other agents reported in the biomedical literature. In C.D. Geddes (ed.), Microwave Effects on DNA and Proteins. Switzerland: Springer, pp. 97-158.DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-50289-2. 2017.

5G Wireless Technology: UC San Diego Medical Professor Opposes "Small Cell" Antenna Bill (Calif. SB 649)

5G Wireless Technology: Is 5G Harmful to Our Health?

UC San Diego Medical Professor Opposes "Small Cell" Antenna Bill (Calif. SB 649)
saferemr.com, 18 August 2017

I have been hearing from scientists around the world who are deeply concerned about the deployment of fifth generation (5G) wireless technology without adequate research on the health effects of exposure to this type of radio frequency radiation.

Professor Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD, a professor of medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego, published an open letter today that explains why she is vigorously opposed to SB 649, a bill in the California legislature that would expedite the deployment of "small cell" antennas to facilitate the roll-out of 5G wireless technology across the state.

Dr. Golomb's letter begins with the following warning:

"I urge in the strongest terms that you vigorously oppose California SB 649.
If this bill passes, many people will suffer greatly, and needlessly, as a direct result.
This sounds like hyperbole. It is not.

20 August 2017

Cell Phones Violate Radiation Limits: Doctor Calls For Urgent Action To Update Cell Phone Radiation Tests

“This is not just an European issue, it is an international scandal,“ stated Arazi, pointing out that all countries’ regulations are outdated. “Professor Om Gandhi—one of the originators of the test limits 30 years ago—says that if these numbers were converted to the US testing regime, we are talking about the reality that some cell phones exceed US regulatory limits by over 9 times the limit.”

Cell Phones Violate Radiation Limits: Doctor Calls For Urgent Action To Update Cell Phone Radiation Tests
Environmental Health Trust, 16 August 2017

Scientific lecture marks the first time European government test results were shared with US audience. 
[See original article for lecture or link on this blog.]

7/31/2017: French physician Marc Arazi presented recently released results of cell phone tests conducted by France’s national government agency ANFR that found most cell phones can emit more radiation into human users than manufacturers report. The France documentation shows that many cell phones on the market can exceed allowable limits by over three times.

The cell phone radiation absorption measurements of the over 350 cell phones France tested were presented in an expert scientific symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on July 31, 2017 sponsored by Environmental Health Trust. This lecture marks the first time the test measurements have been presented in the United States by an expert from France.

Harvard Study Strengthens Link Between Breast Cancer Risk and Light Exposure at Night

Blue light is more likely to delay the body's transition to
nighttime physiology and the natural rise in melatonin,
which has been shown in rats to have a strong anti-cancer
effect.  
Shutterstock
Harvard study strengthens link between breast cancer risk and light exposure at night
theconversation.com, 18 August 2017

A new study from Harvard has found greater risk of breast cancer in women who live in neighborhoods that have higher levels of outdoor light during the night.

The findings are based on the Nurses’ Health Study (NHS), which has for decades been advancing our understanding of risks to women’s health.

For this study, epidemiologist Peter James and colleagues followed nurses in the NHS for breast cancer occurrence from 1989 to 2013. The home of each of 109,672 nurses was geocoded, and the average light level in the immediate neighborhood at night was estimated from satellite images taken by the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program. These estimates were updated over the 15-year follow-up period. By 2013, a total of 3,549 new cases of breast cancer had been diagnosed, about what’s expected among this number of women.

19 August 2017

North Carolina: Legislature Passes 5G Bill, Throwing Caution and Health to the Wind

Representative Jason Saine touted
the wonders of the 5G network.
The 5G bill has been signed by the governor of North Carolina. "The corporations pushing this technology waved enough money around Raleigh to get this bill passed before the public had a clue."

My Turn: Legislature threw caution and our health to the wind
by Cheryl A. Pass, gastongazette.com
27 July 2017

Jason Saine’s editorial in the Gazette, Thursday July 27, touts the wonders of the 5G Network. Well, it’s a wonder all right! It’s a wonder to me that the North Carolina legislature can pass a bill with such drastic consequences without any public debate or education, so let me try to explain what just happened to you without your knowledge. I regret to say that our good friend John Torbett also sponsored HB310, the 5G Network bill. Apparently, the only information our legislators weighed was from the 5G corporations and their associations.

California Wireless Legislation: Paid for by AT&T Et Al.

This is a picture of the principal coauthor, Assembly
Member Quirk getting a half million-dollar check for
a project in his area from AT&T.
California Wireless Legislation: Paid for by AT&T Et Al.
by Bruce Kushnick, Contributor / Executive Director, The Huffington Post, 16 May 2017

There is a proposed piece of legislation in California for the deployment of lots of small wireless cell antennas, and this is also happening simultaneously in other states, Congress and at the FCC. And, wouldn’t you know it; those who benefit the most from these state and federal gifts are AT&T et al., the companies who are also funding and engineering these campaigns. In fact, these state bills appear to be based on ‘model legislation’ that was created by the Wireless Infrastructure Association, WIA and by ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Counsel.

The California Senate Bill, No. 649, would essentially allow companies to not have to bother with any of those pesky local zoning laws.

Major Targeted Individual Class Action Lawsuits Are Coming in 2017

David can defeat Goliath.

This article concerns targeted individuals and electromagnetic weapons, but all of us are in fact "victims" being assaulted by electromagnetic radiation (EMR).  Exposure to EMR has never been proven to be safe, and those imposing this radiation on us and especially on young children, should be held accountable for their crimes.

Major Targeted Individual Class Action Lawsuits Are Coming in 2017...
freedomsos.com, 16 January 2017

Targeted Individuals have a very big case, as the crimes carried out against us are very serious — and make no mistake, they are crimes. The “experiment” excuse is a bogus cop-out. Due to the magnitude of the case, a single attorney or smaller firm is not the way to go, but if you feel like that is the right path for you, then by all means pursue it. The beauty of America, and our legal system, is that it’s an ever expanding body of precedents and case law, and anyone can get involved in the process — don’t be intimidated by it. So if you disagree, then I truly hope you pursue your own legal strategy as well. I’m not an attorney, however, the legal team that is advising me realizes that it will take a large coalition of litigation powerhouses to try this case. I agree 100%, and I'll be putting everything I have into this strategy.

18 August 2017

United Kingdom: "Don't Play with Our Children's Lives!" : Opposition to Phone Mast Proposal

Frith Youth Centre
Don't play with our children's lives! Uproar from parents over mobile phone mast to be built in youth centre grounds
by Melissa Jonesgloucestershirelive.co.uk,
16 August 2017

Stroud District Council approved the application for Frith Youth Centre

Parents are up in arms about a mobile phone mast which they say could harm the lives of their children.

The plans have been passed by Stroud District Council for the facility in the grounds of Frith Youth Centre, adjacent to Bussage playing field.

A registered charity which exists to provide a wide range of activities for local young people including various classes, the centre has permission to install the 24-metre mast yards from where children play.

17 August 2017

Dr. Marc Arazi "Phonegate" Cell Phone Radiation Tests of France Violate Safety Limits - 31 July 2017 U.S. Lecture


Dr. Marc Arazi "Phonegate" Cell Phone Radiation Tests of France Violate Safety Limits 
(16 August 2017 - 7.26 mn)

Link to Dr. Arazi's blog:  http://arazi.fr/ with information on Phonegate.




France released cell phone test measurements that found most violated government radiation test limits. Dr. Arazi's July 31, 2017 US lecture and details on this groundbreaking documentation can be found at https://ehtrust.org/policy/phonegate-cell-phone-radiation-exceeds-limits-tested-body-contact-position/

The Ameliorative Effect of Gallic Acid on Pancreas Lesions Induced by 2.45 GHz Electromagnetic Radiation (Wi-Fi) in Young Rats

The ameliorative effect of gallic acid on pancreas lesions induced by 2.45 GHz electromagnetic radiation (Wi-Fi) in young rats
Journal of Radiation Research and Applied Sciences
Volume 10, Issue 3, July 2017, Pages 233-240
open access

SenayTopsakala, OzlemOzmenb. EkremCicekc. SelcukComlekcid

Open Access funded by The Egyptian Society of Radiation Sciences and Applications
Under a Creative Commons license


Highlights

  • Effects of electromagnetic radiation (EMR) on pancreata examined by immunohistochemical level.•
  • EMR exposure has been caused both endocrine and endocrine pancreas problems.•
  • Our results indicate that possible relation with EMR and pancreatic lesions in developmental ages.

Abstract

16 August 2017

U.S. Diplomats in Cuba Were Injured by a 'Sonic Weapon.' What Is That?

"The damage caused by acoustic weapons can vary from minor irritation to death."

U.S. Diplomats in Cuba Were Injured by a 'Sonic Weapon.' What Is That?
by Kate Samuelson,and Justin Worland, Time, 
10 August 2017

A group of American diplomats in Havana, Cuba have suffered severe and unexplained hearing loss over the past year, which U.S. officials believe was caused by a covert and advanced sonic device.

The severity of some of the diplomats' symptoms has forced them to cancel their Cuba tours early and return to the U.S. for treatment, the Associated Press reports.

But what exactly is a sonic device, how common are they, and how much damage can they actually cause? Here's what to know.

What weapons was used to hurt diplomats in Cuba?

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the government does not "have any definitive answers about the source" of the attack. It is continuing to investigate what may have caused the diplomats' injuries.

However, U.S. officials who spoke anonymously to the AP said that the hearing loss was caused by a device deployed either inside or near the diplomats' residences. The devices emitted a sound that was not audible to human ears, they added. That would indicate it was most likely an infrasonic or ultrasonic weapon.

Infrasonic weapons can cause physical pain without detection, though they usually target the entire body rather than just the eardrums.

Switzerland: Niedersteufen: Resistance to Salt's Planned New Mobile Antenna

The proposed antenna is not necessary, is in the wrong place and much too close to permanently inhabited buildings including workplaces and a nursery...

Resistance to new mobile radio antenna

by Erich Gmünder, www.tposcht.ch
14 August 2017

Salt wants to install a new mobile radio antenna at Rütihof.

The telecommunications company Salt (formerly Orange) is planning to build a new mobile antenna system in Niedersteufen. On the other hand, there is opposition in the neighborhood.

Salt wants to improve the reception in the Rütihof area with the new facility and to set up an antenna on the industrial building at Rütihofstrasse 1, where the children's home is located next to various industrial companies...

The inhabitants of the area (residents and tenants) within a radius of 524 meters are allowed to speak up.

The two residents Elmar Müller and Daniel Ehrenzeller and their families feel directly affected. Daniel Ehrenkeller's family lives within a distance of just 60 meters. As he learned, there was a need for tenants in the industrial building, which is located on the only small industrial and commercial zone in the area.

Michigan: DTE Energy Shutting Off Power of Residents Opposed to Smart Meters

DTE Energy shutting off power of residents opposed to smart meters
by Ryan Stanton ryanstanton@mlive.com
16 August 2017

ANN ARBOR, MI - People who've been holding out in recent years and opposing the installation of new digital electric meters on their homes are now having their power shut off by DTE Energy.

Dozens of people from southeast Michigan and beyond gathered to protest DTE's actions on Monday, Aug. 14, outside the Ann Arbor home of Linda Kurtz, director of the Smart Meter Education Network.

Kurtz said she's aware of at least 11 people in Ann Arbor who recently received shutoff notices from DTE because of their resistance to converting to new meter technology. Of the eight who are still resisting, she said, four had their power shut off on Monday.

Kurtz, a 55-year-old craniosacral therapist, and others who demonstrated on her property are concerned about electromagnetic fields generated by so-called "smart meters." They argue the radio frequencies are harmful to human health and are especially distressing for people with electromagnetic hypersensitivity.

Geoengineering Is Causing Lethal UV Radiation Exposure

Geoengineering is also fueling record forest fires around
the globe.  Siauliai, Lithuania.
Photo credit:  Zenonas Mockus
Geoengineering Is Causing Lethal UV Radiation Exposure
by Dane Wigington
GeoengineeringWatch.org, 15 August 2017

(Extracts)

Does the sun feel scorchingly hot? Does it feel much more intense than in decades now past? It is not your imagination. Not only are UV-B radiation levels escalating exponentially, so is the even more dangerous UV-C spectrum. All official UV monitoring sources tell us that lethal UV-C radiation from the sun is stopped 100,000 feet up by our atmosphere. Official agencies tell us that no UV-C radiation penetrates the atmosphere below 100,000 feet of elevation. These are blatant, glaring, and very dangerous lies. GeoengineeringWatch.org continues to work directly with a former NASA aeronautics engineer (a veteran of 40 years in the field of atmospheric study and ozone depletion) who is doing his best to sound the alarm on the critical UV radiation danger. Ongoing covert global climate engineering programs are destroying Earth’s protective ozone layer. Many mainstream sources confirm ozone damage "will" occur from geoegineering (along with countless other consequences), though such sources still will not admit geoengineering has long since been fully deployed.

15 August 2017

Americans Are on More Drugs Than Ever

Americans Are on More Drugs Than Ever
by Dr. Mercola, 15 August 2017

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  • More than half of U.S. adults regularly take prescription medications, and the average adult takes four
  • More than 2 million serious adverse drug reactions (ADRs) occur every year in the U.S, leading to 100,000 deaths
  • ADRs are the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., causing more deaths than pulmonary disease, diabetes, AIDS, pneumonia and accidents, including car accidents


If you’re a U.S. adult and don’t regularly take a prescription drug, you’re now in the minority, according to a survey of nearly 2,000 U.S. adults by Consumer Reports.1 The revealing sample found that more than half of U.S. adults regularly take prescription medications, and the average adult takes four. If it seems like your friends and family are taking more drugs than they did in the past — or if adults use more meds than they did when you were a kid — it’s not in your imagination, either.

New York Times Mystified at Brain Cancer in Baseball Players; Others Aren’t

NYT Mystified at Brain Cancer in Baseball Players; Others Aren’t
By Jack O'Dwyerodwyerpr.com
15 August 2017

“The Brain Cancer That’s Killing Ballplayers” headlined New York Times Aug. 14. No reason is cited but callers told reporter Jere Longman to consider the radar guns that measure speed of pitches. He said he would.

The two-column length story says researchers who have looked at three other cases of cancer in Philadelphia Phillies have been unable to explain them except that they might be a “coincidence.”

NYT further adds that “possible cancer clusters are notoriously hard to prove.”

Radiation health advocates sent Longman O’Dwyer stories that point a finger at the microwave radar guns that measure the speed of every pitch. He told them he would look into that suggestion.

The Brain Cancer That Keeps Killing Baseball Players

The Brain Cancer That Keeps Killing Baseball Players
by Jeré Longman, The New York Times, 14 August 2017

(Photo): Mickey Morandini, a Phillies coach, sitting in the dugout Thursday near a jersey honoring Darren Daulton, who died of brain cancer on Aug. 6. Morandini, a teammate of Daulton’s in the 1990s, is among former Phillies who have expressed concern about the number of their baseball contemporaries who have died of brain cancer. CreditMitchell Leff/Getty Images

PHILADELPHIA — Since Darren Daulton succumbed to brain cancer on Aug. 6, heartfelt tributes have honored the way he led a raucous Philliesteam to the World Series in 1993.

And unanswered questions have surfaced about the way he died.

Daulton and several prominent contemporaries in baseball — including at least three other Phillies who played at Veterans Stadium, the team’s home from 1971 to 2003 — have died of glioblastoma, according to news media accounts. It is considered the most aggressive and frequently diagnosed form of malignant brain tumor.

Researchers who have examined the baseball cases for years say there is insufficient evidence to determine whether they represent anything more than coincidence. Possible cancer clusters are notoriously hard to prove. Most of the time, upon rigorous examination, no cause can be identified and the cases are considered random.

“There is almost never an explanation for them,” said Timothy R. Rebbeck, a cancer epidemiologist at Harvard and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute who has studied the Phillies cases.

Still, Phillies from that era are curious, some even unnerved, about whether there is any connection between brain cancer and baseball. In particular, they wonder if there is any association with Veterans Stadium, which was built on marshland and was demolished in 2004.

Speed Radar / Doppler

Speed Radar / Doppler
emrabc.ca/ (EMR Health Alliance of BC), posted here on August 2017

Many baseball players and Umpires had brain tumours. Did they all use cell phones? or was it the Radar Guns measuring the speed of the ball?

” All professional Baseball players have it rough. There is no doubt about it. I have known at least one personally and all the way from his farm team days to the big time under the bright lights, it has been an incredibly trying time both physically and emotionally. Long hours away from home and family are just one of the hallmarks of baseball’s commitments. All baseball players use cellphones to fill the long hours hours away from home. So why are the GBM’s are on the rise in just the pitchers, and catchers . It is no coincidence that this is the area of the brain closest to which the cell phone is held. Baseball players (even retired) probably use their cell phones often as they are on the road often. So why don’t we see the left or right fielders, coaches, or first basemen inordinately coming down with brain tumors on a similar basis?

Wi-Fi Health Advocates Fight 'Huge' Radiation Transmitters

Wi-Fi Health Advocates Fight 'Huge' Radiation Transmitters
by Jack O'Dwyerwww.odwyerpr.com, 14 August 2017

Wi-Fi health advocates including Manhattan Neighbors for Safer Telecommunications fight “refrigerator-size” radiation devices near homes.

The Fifth Generation (5G) transmitters only work for short distances, requiring hundreds of thousands of bulky devices throughout the nation, say health advocates.

The Federal Communications Commission does not acknowledge harm from electro-magnetic radiation below the level in which body temperatures are raised. However, credible scientists say there is evidence that some harm does occur. At least 5% of people have been found to be overtly extra-sensitive to such radiation.

Two hundred and twenty scientists from 41 nations have expressed concern over the dangers of radiation and have proposed safeguards.

Advocates Target NY Leaders

Advocates are currently targeting Gov. Cuomo and New York Dept of Environmental Conservation, which is considering rule-making that would exempt from environmental review projects on existing structures including those with no transmitters.

Deadly Brain Tumor Rates Rise In U.S. And Europe – Cell Phones To Blame?

Deadly Brain Tumor Rates Rise In U.S. And Europe – Cell Phones To Blame?
by Dr. Ellis Evans, Natural Blaze, 27 May 2017

[View original article for graphs.]

Deadly brain tumour rates on the increase in the UK, US, Denmark, Netherlands and Sweden, is it attributable to mobile phones?

A simple question posed by the telecommunications industries and its regulators is oft quoted “if exposure to mobile phone frequencies causes cancer, why are cancer rates falling?” Within the past year or so, this question is slowly being answered and its implications are deeply worrying. Whilst the total number of cancers are falling in some countries, certain ‘rare’ types of brain tumours are rising and these tumours are associated with studies looking at the usage of mobile phones.

Much of the data and information contained in this article can be found at http://www.microwavenews.com(1). It is an excellent source of the latest scientific, medical and epidemiological studies on mobile phone use and its carcinogenic effects on our biology.

Rates of glioblastoma multiforme (IV), an aggressive and deadly form of brain tumour, are increasing in the UK, US, Netherlands, Sweden, and Denmark. This is ominous because as in smoking and cancer induction, a certain time span is required before cancer sets in the body and is recognised as such by medical and scientific bodies. No one is really sure on the latency period between exposure to microwave radiation emitted from cell phone and WIFI router antennas and the induction of carcinogenic processes within the body.

14 August 2017

Type 2 Diabetes Rise in Children 'Disturbing'

This article does not look at environmental factors as contributing to type 2 diabetes in children or at the number of hours children spend in front of screens which fosters obesity.  Exposure to electromagnetic radiation from wireless technologies can worsen and even cause diabetes.  

Type 2 diabetes rise in children 'disturbing'
BBC News, 12 August 2017

More than 600 children and teenagers are being treated for type 2 diabetes in England and Wales, and the rise in cases is a "hugely disturbing trend", local councils are warning.

The figures come from a report by child health experts which found 110 more cases among under-19s in 2015-16 than two years previously.

The youngest children affected are aged between five and nine.

Council leaders said urgent action on childhood obesity was needed.

The Local Government Association, which represents councils in England and Wales, added that government cuts to public health budgets had affected their ability to tackle the issue.

Why are children getting type 2 diabetes?

Can Cellphones Affect Your Heart Health? A Cardiologist Explains (2013 Article)

Can Cellphones Affect Your Heart Health? A Cardiologist Explains
by Joel Kahn, M.D.,
mindbodygreen.com
4 June 2013 

Every time I perform an electrocardiogram (EKG), which measures changes in the heart's electric currents, I am reminded that our bodies are energetic structures.

This is why it's worth considering how new technologies, including cellphones, affect the function of our cells. Without a doubt, cellphones can save lives. They enable quicker notification of emergency medical services, speed up transmission of medical records, and expedite the recording of an EKG for rhythm analysis.

But should we be worried about how cellphones affect the function of the heart, especially because so many of us carry these gadgets in our pocket right over our ticker?

2017: US Gov’t Scientists – Health Effects from Interaction of Wireless Radiation and Other Environmental Agents

"Government standards are based on the effect of non-ionizing radiation acting alone. The effects of the radiation in combination with other agents on biological systems would be much more severe than if it was acting alone ."

2017: US Gov’t Scientists – Health Effects from Interaction of Wireless Radiation and Other Environmental Agents
emfacts.com, 11 August 2017

From A Tsing

A book was published in 2017, Microwave Effects on DNA and Proteins

Chapter 4 (pp. 97-158) of that book is about health effects resulting from interaction of wireless radiation exposure with other environmental agents by Kostoff, R.N. and Clifford G.Y. Lau. 2017. “Modified health effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation combined with other agents reported in the biomedical literature.”

State Of California Legislature Grants ADA Accommodations For People Disabled With EHS

State Of California Legislature Grants ADA Accommodations For People Disabled With EHS
by Catherine J. Frompovichactivistpost.com,
11 August 2017

Well, lookie here!

Reports I receive from California and other EMF/RF electromagnetic hypersensitivity researchers, state:

Something new is happening in California. In the midst of the contentious Senate Bill 649 fight, the California legislature has been arranging ADA accommodation for people disabled by electromagnetic sensitivities (EMS), also known as electrohypersensitivity or EHS. This sea change was due to public pressure, and with each hearing, the ADA accommodation has increased in scope and breadth. [CJF emphasis]

Female Infertility & Cell Phone Radiation

(Choice of photo by "Towards Better Health"
from Pinterest)
Female Infertility & Cell Phone Radiation
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety,
11 August 2017

Although we have considerable evidence that cell phone radiation damages sperm and is associated with male infertility, little attention has been paid to studying the effects of cell phone radiation on female infertility.*

A newly published study by Courtney Lynch and her colleagues found for women trying to get pregnant that stress as measured by the alpha-amylase levels in their saliva predicted whether they were successful. The researchers found that women with the highest levels of this enzyme in their saliva had a 29 percent lower probability of pregnancy compared to those with the lowest levels.

Although this study did not examine EMF exposure, earlier research published by Christoph Augner and his colleagues found that people who lived within 100 meters of cell phone towers had greater salivary alpha-amylase levels. In an experimental study, the researchers found that exposure to higher levels of GSM cell tower radiation increased the levels of this salivary enzyme.

In a 2013 review paper, Nazıroğlu and colleagues examined research on the effects of Wi-Fi and mobile phone radiation on reproductive signaling pathways. They reported that this radiation is related to "oxidative stress and overproduction of free oxygen radicals in female and male infertility." The authors concluded that "the role of EMR from mobile phones and wireless devices in female and male fertility should be investigated."

13 August 2017

Disturbing Honeybees’ Behavior with Electromagnetic Waves: a Methodology

Disturbing Honeybees’ Behavior with Electromagnetic Waves: a Methodology
Danial Favre*
Independent researcher, Brent, Switzerland

J Behav 2(2): 1010 (2017)
Submitted: 09 May 2017; Accepted: 11 July 2017; Published: 07 August 2017
Perspective

Full text

ABSTRACT
Mobile phone companies and policy makers point to studies with contradictory results and usually claim that there is a lack of scientific proof of adverse effects of electromagnetic fields on animals. The present perspective article describes an experiment on bees, which clearly shows the adverse effects of electromagnetic fields on these insects’ behavior. The experiment should be reproduced by other researchers so that the danger of manmade electromagnetism (for bees, nature and thus humans) ultimately appears evident to anyone.

12 August 2017

Cancer Expert Declares Cell Phone And Wireless Radiation As Carcinogenic To Humans

Cancer Expert Declares Cell Phone And Wireless Radiation As Carcinogenic To Humans
Environmental Health Trust, August 2017

Dr. Anthony Miller: Longtime World Health Organization advisor updates opinion linking wireless exposures to cancer based on new scientific evidence.

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING – An expert cancer researcher and advisor to the World Health Organization International Agency for Research on Cancer (WHO/IARC) has issued his scientific opinion that radiofrequency (RF) radiation from any source – such as the signals emitted by cell phones, other wireless and cordless and sensor devices, and wireless networks – fully meets criteria to be classified as a “Group 1 carcinogenic to humans” agent, based on scientific evidence associating RF exposure to cancer development and cancer promotion.

“The evidence indicating wireless is carcinogenic has increased and can no longer be ignored,” stated Dr. Anthony B. Miller at a July 31, 2017 lecture in Jackson Hole, Wyoming sponsored by the Environmental Health Trust where international experts presented the best available science on cell phone and wireless radiation. In 2011, WHO/IARC classified RF radiation from any source as a “Group 2B possibly carcinogenic to human” agent. Miller believes the evidence published since 2011 fulfills the requirements to re-classify RF radiation as a “Group 1 carcinogenic to humans” agent.

Genetically Engineering Pigs to Grow Organs for People

These pigs have been genetically engineered to inactivate
virus genes inside their DNA, a major barrier to pig-to-
human transplants.  
Courtesy of eGenesis
Genetically Engineering Pigs to Grow Organs for People
by Sarah Zhang, The Atlantia, 10 August 2017

Scientists announce the birth of 37 pigs gene-edited to be better for human transplant.

The idea of transplanting organs from pigs into humans has been around for a long time. And for a long time, xenotransplants—or putting organs from one species into another—has come up against two seemingly insurmountable problems.

The first problem is fairly intuitive: Pig organs provoke a massive and destructive immune response in humans—far more so than an organ from another person. The second problem is less obvious: Pig genomes are rife with DNA sequences of viruses that can infect human cells. In the 1990s, the pharmaceutical giant Novartis planned to throw as much $1 billion at animal-to-human transplant research, only to shutter its research unit after several years of failed experiments.

Volkswagen Offers Cash Incentives to Trade in Old Diesel Cars

File photo: DPA
Volkswagen offers cash incentives to trade in old diesel cars
AFP, 8 August 2017

Carmaker Volkswagen and its subsidiaries said on Tuesday they would offer cash incentives to trade in old diesel cars, as Germany struggles to reduce harmful emissions following a cheating scandal.

The VW brand said it would offer buyers trading in an old diesel a discount on cars meeting the latest Euro 6 emissions standard, ranging from €2,000 on its up! compact cars to €10,000 euros for a Touareg SUV.

And the carmaker proposed an additional discount of between €1,000 and €2,380 for those buying more environmentally friendly hybrid, all-electric or natural-gas-powered vehicles.

VW was "acknowledging its share of responsibility for climate- and health-friendly mobility on German streets," it said in a statement.

11 August 2017

Dr. Martin Pall's Letter to California Legislators Regarding the Risks Involved in the 4G/5G Cellular Base Stations and Antennas Envisioned in SB.649

"Legislators would best pause to understand the gravity of the biological effects, and the ramifications for physical and mental health, as well as consequences from continual damage to human DNA, and learn the facts from scientists who are independent of the wireless industry, not from the industry lobbyists who have a gigantic conflict of interest."

Dr. Martin Pall's letter to California legislators regarding the risks involved in the 4G/5G Cellular Base Stations and antennas envisioned in SB.649.

Martin Pall, PhD
August 7, 2017

Dear California Legislators,

I am Dr. Martin Pall, Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences at Washington State University. I am a published and widely cited scientist on the biological effects of electromagnetic fields and speak internationally on this topic. I am particularly expert in how wireless radiation impacts the electrical systems in our bodies. I have published 7 studies showing there exists exquisite sensitivity to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) in the voltage sensor in each cell, such that the force impacting our cells at the voltage sensor has massive impact on the biology on the cells of our bodies [1-7]. These papers are discussed in over 360,000 web sites which can be easily found by Googling (Martin Pall electromagnetic). I received my PhD at Caltech, one of the top scientific institutions in the world.

10 August 2017

California Legislators Told of Biological & Health Risks from Pervasive 4G/5G Wireless Antennas Envisioned by SB.649

Fiyer and fact sheet: Risks of SB649 and 4G/5G Antennas
(Choice of image by "Towards Better Health")
CA Legislators Told of Biological & Health Risks from Pervasive 4G/5G Wireless Antennas Envisioned by SB.649
businesswire.com, 9 August 2017

—Similar Legislation Facilitating Massive New Wireless Radiation Emissions is Underway in Other States and Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Martin Pall, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences at Washington State University, has notified California state legislators of the risks involved in the 4G/5G Cellular Base Stations and antennas envisioned in SB.649

Dr. Pall is an expert in how wireless radiation impacts the electrical systems in our bodies. He explains wireless emissions disrupt the electromagnetics of each cell, impacting one aspect of the cell, the voltage sensor, with a force over 7 million times compared other parts of the same cell. The FCC guidelines for microwave radiation consider only potential heating effects from the radiation, but not the electromagnetic effects, he says.

Sixteen New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (8 August 2017)

Sixteen new papers on electromagnetic fields and biology or health, courtesy of Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., Director, Center for Family and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley.
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, August 8, 2017


Impact of RFR on DNA damage & antioxidants in peripheral blood lymphocytes of humans residing in the vicinity of mobile phone base stations

Zothansiama, Zosangzuali M, Lalramdinpuii M, Jagetia GC. Impact of radiofrequency radiation on DNA damage and antioxidants in peripheral blood lymphocytes of humans residing in the vicinity of mobile phone base stations. Electromagn Biol Med. 2017 Aug 4:1-11. doi: 10.1080/15368378.2017.1350584.

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Skyrocketing Male Infertility May Threaten Mankind’s Survival

Microwave Exposure Is Decimating Male Reproductive Health
Dr. Mercola: "I personally believe this may be the most significant factor for the observed decrease in male sperm count. You may not recall this, but it was well known in World War II that radar operators could easily create sterility by exposing the groin to radar waves. Radar is microwave radiation and was the precursor to cellphones that use similar frequencies."

Skyrocketing Male Infertility May Threaten Mankind’s Survival
by Dr. Mercola, 9 August 2017

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