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24 April 2018

Chemtrails in Switzerland

RE-POSTED:  24 April 2018.   Particulate spraying is going on more and more in the skies above Geneva!

"Dennis Kucinich, former Congressional Representative, had placed chemtrails and weaponization of the atmosphere and space on the agenda for discussion of the Space Preservation Act, but was then pressured into removing these items. He was one of the few persons of integrity in the United States Congress to raise the issues of electromagnetic radiation from wireless technology, nanoparticles,  genetically modified organisms, and chemtrails."

Lately, we have noticed more and more "chemtrails" in the skies over Geneva. So much so, that we wrote the following opinion piece, published in the Tribune de Genève on 8 July. One "doubting Thomas" or should we say, "troll", phoned us to challenge the opinion, saying these were only condensation trails from planes, that special weather conditions were causing these to linger in the skies, and the newer reactors produced such trails. This person also does not believe that electromagnetic radiation emitted by wireless technologies may cause adverse health effects.

No better than GMOs...
Tribune de Genève, 8 July 2016

« Berne leaves the door open to GMOs », a technology which could threaten the health of man, animals, and the environment. And other technologies? For some time, on fair-weather days, we notice airplanes leaving vast white trails in the sky. Afterwards, the sky becomes white, gray, temperatures fall and sometimes, it rains. Are these planes spraying chemical substances? Who owns these planes? We fear the substances being sprayed are harmful to man and the environment. Agrochemical companies like Monsanto are developing GMOs resistant to these chemical substances, aluminum, for example, which affects the quality of the soil.

23 April 2018

Prof. Dominique Belpomme: "Diagnosing, Treating and Preventing the Electromagnetic Fields Impact on Adults and Children", - Krakow, 27 November 2017

The city of Krakow has a webpage called Protection against electromagnetic fields which includes “Practical Guidance on reducing EMFs” which recommends “Reducing mobile call to an absolute minimum; Turn off the phone, Wi-Fi, mobile broadband (3G / 4G) and Bluetooth; Turning off Wi-Fi router if it is not used, especially in the night; Giving preference to wired Internet, and the occasional use of mobile Internet (wired link, and especially fiber is safer, more stable and faster than wireless).

Prof. Dominique Belpomme, “Diagnosing, treating and preventing the Electromagnetic Fields impact on adults and children", Krakow, 27 November 2017 - in English - 46 min.





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xdqxeiKHnY&feature=youtu.be

Extract from article by the Environmental Health Trust:

21 April 2018

Switzerland and 5G: The Cat is Out of the Bag: 36 Times Stronger Mobile Telephony Transmitters!

"What is required now is nothing less than to use the 24-hour average instead of the short-term peak load when setting the limit value. In the worst case, this would increase the limit value for places of sensitive use from 5 to 30V/m, and would allow up to 36 times stronger transmitters than before. Imagine that: 30V/m in our bedrooms and living rooms. Or even in school and hospital rooms!" 

The cat is out of the bag - 36 times stronger mobile telephony transmitters !

by Hans-U. Jacob, President of Gigaherz.ch. 19 April 2018  (DeepL translation)

Now the mobile phone lobby, or rather the mobile phone mafia, has let the cat out of the bag and for the first time made public how the population is to be made happy for the second time with a giant fraud.

The first lie spread over years with gigantic PR efforts is probably the completely untenable assertion that Switzerland has 10 times stricter limits than other European countries with regard to mobile radiation. Have a look at: https://www.gigaherz.ch/schweizer-grenzwertschwindel-kurz-und-klar/

After the storm that now follows, the already known Swiss threshold swindle may only have been a mild breeze. Because the preliminary advisory commission in the National Council (KVF-N) demands nothing less than 36 times stronger mobile radio stations with a nasty cattle trader trick. Even the business-friendly "Tages-Anzeiger" and "der Bund" speak of a "boy trick".

20 April 2018

Greenpeace To Apple: Forget The Robots And Make iPhones Repairable

Greenpeace To Apple: Forget The Robots And Make iPhones Repairable
by MARK SULLIVANfastcompany.com, 19 April 2018

Apple has made important strides in its green efforts, but it continues to oppose efforts to make iPhones more repairable.

[Photo: ThamKC/iStock]
Apple is out with its 2018 Environmental Responsibility Report today, and in it is news of a new iPhone disassembly robot named Daisy that can rip apart 200 iPhones in an hour to get to the reusable and recyclable parts. (Daisy is an upgraded version of Apple’s first such robot, 2016’s Liam.)

Greenpeace quickly released a statement saying, in effect, that Apple should focus its green energies on making iPhones more repairable in the first place, so that they last longer and don’t show up in landfills quite so soon. Greenpeace senior analyst Gary Cook wrote:

Switzerland: Despite Concerns about Possible Health Consequences, the National Council Wants to Circumvent Current Radiation Protection Limits in Order to Launch 5G

The Commission for Transport and Telecommunications of the National Council wants to ask the government to take into account an average value for transmission power over 24 hours instead of fixed maximum values as before. This would artificially increase the limit values. 

Other measuring method - stronger antennas would already be allowed
by Jon Mettlerderbund.ch, 19 April 2018 (translation by DeepL)

Leading the way:  The new 5G standard allows a
transmission speed 100 times faster.
Photo:
Frank Augstein (Keystone)
Despite concerns about possible health consequences, the National Council wants to use a "boy trick" to circumvent the current radiation protection limits.

There is political resistance to the rapid development of the fast fifth generation (5G) mobile communications standard. At the beginning of March, the Council of States refused to relax the strict radiation protection values for antennas and thus stood up against the will of the National Council and the state government.

Higher limits are regarded as a prerequisite for the three Swiss mobile phone providers to be able to rapidly set up the new 5G network and offer it in a commercially viable manner. In the Council of States, however, concerns about possible health consequences predominated. 5G allows 100 times higher transmission speeds on the smartphone than the current 4G standard.

Cell Phone Radiation Affects Fertility

Cell phone Radiation Affects Fertility
by Manas Ganguly, Founder, Brightsandz Clean Tech, dqindia.com, 19 April 2018

Today, cell phones have become an integral part of human life. They are truly changing our life by making everything convenient and time saving. The cell phone that gives you regular updates on news, sports and social media, unfortunately affects your fertility. Cell phones emit harmful radiation waves that affect sperm count and its quality in men.

The radiation waves emitted from cell phones are non- ionizing and considered as one of the most dangerous forms of pollution created by technology. These invisible radiation waves cause significant damage to reproductive organs in human beings. The long hour exposure to cell phones in front and back pocket of trousers impacts the health of testes and quality of sperm in men. Moreover, the close proximity of cell phones to men’s lower halves of the body directly exposes it to Electromagnetic radiation adversely affecting their sperm count.

Switzerland: Parliamentary Commission Discusses Network Blocking, 5G, Regulated Access

Swiss parliamentary commission discusses network blocking, 5G, regulated access
telecompaper.com, 19 April 2018

The Swiss Parliamentary Commission for Transport and Telecommunications conducted additional hearings on the draft revision of the Telecommunications Act, especially the topics network blocking, 5G and access regulation.

On network blocking, the commission looked at how to combat online child pornography and the advantages and disadvantages of content deletions and website blocking. The Commission also requested information on cooperation between the Fedpol and the international organisation Inhope, whose representatives attended the hearing.

A hearing with the association Asut and the Directorate for Environment and Energy of the city of St. Gallen focused on 5G. An adaptation of the calculation and measurement methods for base station emissions is possible at short notice without changes to the system limit values. The Commission will now write to the Bundesrat asking it to consider a 24-hour average for the transmitter's power measurement. It would thus be possible to implement the Ordinance on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection in practice. The measurement of the average values ​​should be automated, and there should be a simplified approval procedure for existing installations, the Commission said.

19 April 2018

Croatia: More and More Antenna and Base Stations, Citizens in Fear of Harmful Radiation

Croatia is one of only four countries in Europe (with Romania, Slovakia and Portugal), where it is not necessary to consult with local government bodies and the local community and the only country in Europe where the base station location is to be located, where no building permit is needed for such facilities.

More and more antenna and base stations, citizens in fear of harmful radiation
by ELS / HRT, magazin.hrt.hr, 13 April 2018 (translation)

There are more frequent issues, but also negative public reactions to electromagnetic radiation, or antenna and transmitter installation.

Mobile teleoperators set telecommunication aerials (base stations), hospitals, cultural monuments, even churches. Antenna columns are uncontrolled, without any order, permits, knowledge of local self-government, information about the population and respect for spatial plans.

Eighteen New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (18 April 2018)

Since August, 2016, Dr. Moscowitz has been circulating abstracts of newly-published scientific papers on wireless radiation and electromagnetic fields (EMF) about once a month. These updates are sent to several hundred EMF scientists around the world who have subscribed to his email list. The collection of abstracts currently contains more than 350 papers. Due to numerous requests to post these abstracts, he has compiled the collection into a document which can be downloaded from his web site. [Our blog, "Towards Better Health" will continue to post the latest studies and keep them on our site for one year.]

For more information
https://www.saferemr.com/2018/04/recent-research.html

Eighteen 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, 18 April 2018

Recent News Stories

Maryland Schools May Tell Children When It’s Time to Log Off

Maryland Schools May Tell Children When It’s Time to Log Off
By Natasha Singer, The New York Times, 18 April 2018

Maryland could become the first state to address parental concerns about computer screen time for children in the classroom.

(Photo): Church Lane Elementary Technology School, a public school in Baltimore County, Md. Maryland could become the first state to address parents’ concerns about extensive computer screen time in schools.CreditMatt Roth for The New York Times

Legislation passed this month would require state education officials to develop optimum health and safety practices for the use of digital devices in schools. Gov. Larry Hogan, a Republican, has not taken a public position on the legislation. If he does not sign or veto it before May 28, the measure will become law without his signature.

The bill throws Maryland into an already heated national debate over the potential for digital devices and apps to addict children — and whether it is up to the tech industry or parents to make sure children don’t get hooked.

18 April 2018

China-Made Mobile Phone Cases Contain High Levels of Toxic, Carcinogenic Substances: Study

China-made mobile phone cases contain high levels of toxic, carcinogenic substances: Study
By SAYS.COM, 18 April 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: A consumer watchdog in China conducted an investigation recently and found that phone cases from several popular manufacturers contain harmful substances.

(Photo:)  File pix) A consumer watchdog in China conducted an investigation recently and found that phone cases from several popular manufacturers contain harmful substances. China Daily/Asia News Network/SAYS.COM Photo


According to media reports, the Shenzhen Institute of Consumption Quality (SICQ), led by the Shenzhen Consumer Council, conducted tests on 30 popular phone cases from 28 different brands using European safety standards as the benchmark.

The Shenzhen Consumer Council held a press conference last week to reveal the findings of their investigation to the public.

Out of the 30 phone cases that were tested, seven phone covers from five brands – Apple, Xiaomi, Yuening, Tiya, and Q-Guo – failed to meet the safety standards determined by European regulators.

Published Scientific Research on 5G and Health

Published Scientific Research on 5G and Health
Environmental Health Trust, April 2018

Published peer reviewed science already indicates that the current wireless technologies of 2G, 3G and 4G – in use today with our cell phones, computers and wearable tech – creates radiofrequency exposures which poses a serious health risk to humans, animals and the environment. Scientists are cautioning that before rolling out 5G, research on human health effects urgently needs to be done first to ensure the public and environment are protected. 5G will utilize not only the frequencies currently in use, but also higher millimeter wave and submillimeter wave frequencies. This page lists important research on 5G, the environment and human health. Learn more about 5G on EHT’s database of resources here.
  Click here for EHT’s Scientific FactSheets On 5G

Russell CL. 5G wireless telecommunications expansion: Public health and environmental implications. Environmental Research. Available online 11 April 2018. in press.

17 April 2018

Hearing at the Danish Parliament on Wireless Radiation

View the streamed version of the public hearing on EMFs in the Danish Parliament's Health and Elder council 12 April 2018 in the original languages (Danish/English). Speaking in English were:  Olle Johansson (6.07-22.09), Lennart Hardell (38.38-54.30) who talked about brain cancers and acoustic neuromas, and mentioned ANFR's test results on mobile phones showing high SAR levels when in contact with the skin, and Ghislaine Bouvier, Univ. Bordeaux, representing France, who spoke about the ELFE health birth cohort study (55.04- ). NTP study results were mentioned several times. The Q/A period is worth a listen with Johansson and Hardell answering in English questions about difficulties in finding funding for EMF studies and the IARC reclassification of EMFs (do not yet know when this will take place).
Hearing at the Danish Parliament on wireless radiation puts pressure on the National Board of Health.earing at the Danish Parliament on wireless radiation puts pressure on the National Board of Health
Press Release by EHS foreningen (EHS Association), 10 April 2018

https://via.ritzau.dk/pressemeddelelse?publisherId=12609765&releaseId=12609776

Hearing at the Danish Parliament on wireless radiation puts pressure on the National Board of Health.

Politicians on the Parliament Committee for Health and Elder care will investigate the health risks from mobile radiation and wireless networks with a public hearing on April 12 at the Parliament building, Christiansborg in Copenhagen. The consultation has been in preparation for a while and several leading international researchers in the field will speak. The National Board of Health will, however, not participate.

The main reason for this hearing is that Parliament politicians do not believe it has been clarified whether radiation from mobile telephony, wireless networks, etc. are associated with health effects or not.

You're Addicted to Your Smartphone. This Company Thinks It Can Change That

You're Addicted to Your Smartphone. This Company Thinks It Can Change That
By HALEY SWEETLAND EDWARDS, Time, 12 April 2018, Updated 13 April 2018

New apps can push better habits, more transparency
Illustration by Martin Gee for TIME
The headquarters of Boundless Mind looks as if it were created by a set designer to satisfy a cultural cliché. The tech startup is run out of a one-car garage a few blocks from California’s Venice Beach.

On the morning I visited, in March, it was populated by a dozen screens–phones, tablets, monitors–and half as many 20-something engineers, all of whom were male and bearded, and one of whom wore a cowboy hat. Someone had written in blue marker across the top of a whiteboard in all caps: You’re building amazing sh-t.

But that, more or less, is where the Silicon Valley stereotypes end. Ramsay Brown, 29, and T. Dalton Combs, 32, the co-founders of Boundless Mind, are hardly the college dropouts of tech lore; they’re trained neuroscientists. And unlike most tech entrepreneurs, they are not trying to build the next big thing that will go viral. In fact, Boundless Mind’s mission is almost the opposite. The company wants to disrupt America’s addiction to technology. “It used to be that pathogens and cars were killing us,” Brown says. “Now it’s cheeseburgers and social media. It’s our habits and addictions.”

Getting to Grips with the 'Invisible Enemy' of RF Radiation

Getting to grips with the ‘invisible enemy’ of RF radiation
By Ian Litchfield, Comment, eandt.theiet.org, 12 March 2018

A UK register is the first database of its kind to explore the effects of long-term occupational exposure to radiofrequency fields.

The use of radiofrequency (RF) radiation has become intrinsic to modern life, and the connectivity it provides central to the way we communicate with colleagues, clients, friends and family. The technology has been with us since the turn of the 20th century and part of the working environment since the introduction of radio broadcasting in the 1930s. Its use extends beyond telecommunication and broadcasting to include applications across healthcare, engineering and manufacturing.

RF radiation refers to electromagnetic fields that lie between the 3kHz and 300GHz frequencies; the variation in the properties of these fields alters not only their commercial use but also the way in which they interact with the human body. Compared to many hazards RF cannot be seen, heard or felt and has been termed ‘the invisible enemy’.

School Kids' Mental Health Suffering Due to Late-Night Tablet and Phone Use, Teachers Say

School kids' mental health suffering due to late-night tablet and phone use, teachers say
by Jake Evans, abc.net.au, 13 April 2018

Disrupting a child's body clock can affect hormones,
appetite, metabolism and mood (ABC News: Jake Evans)
Night-time technology use is disrupting the sleeping habits of children and damaging their mental health, the effects of which are becoming increasingly apparent in classrooms, educators say.

The trend is causing some children to behave like device vampires, according to teachers in Canberra, who report students whose sleep cycles are pushed out as they play on phones and tablets into the early hours of the morning, then sleep through the school day.

"Ten or 15 years ago, this was not an issue at all," Liz Bobos, co-president of ACT Principals Association, said.

"We tuck our children into bed, we read them a story, we say goodnight and we assume that eyes are shut — but there's no guarantee that that happens."

School staff say and the services available to children presenting with mental health issues are limited.

Primary school kids self-harming, teacher says

Documentary — Stare Into the Lights My Pretties

Documentary — Stare Into the Lights My Pretties
by Dr. Mercola, 14 April 2018

Story at-a-glance

  • In the beginning, there were only a few ways to get new technology funded, known as the ABCs. “A” for armed forces, “B” for bureaucracy and “C” for corporate power; social engagement is the new driver of technology that has taken off more so in recent years
  • The environmental stimuli that come through screens may be keeping us permanently distracted, such that we’re unable to engage in deep thinking and knowledge
  • While the internet is viewed as a way to bring the world to our fingertips, there are those who say it’s actually a tool for amplifying the voice of corporate control
  • We tend to think about the internet as this medium where we can connect to everything and anyone, but in actuality most of the information is flowing through a couple of major gatekeepers, such as Google
  • You can customize and filter what you see, but how these things are architected actually may keep you in a carefully constructed bubble

16 April 2018

[Press release] Phonegate developments in the Netherlands. Our mobile phones are not safe !

[Press release] Phonegate developments in the Netherlands. Our mobile phones are not safe !

Press release , April, 16, 2018

Dutch

On April 5, 2018, the French site, “60 Millions de consommateurs”announced the recall by the mobile telephony operator Orange of 90,000 cell phones of the model “Hapi 30”. The reason for the recall is that studies conducted in 2016 by the French National Frequencies Agency (ANFR) showed that the SAR limits to which the telephone must comply were exceeded when in contact with the body. ANFR says recalls could be repeated since they have recorded some other phones that exceed the limits.

As in France, a study of the SAR values was also carried out in the Netherlands by Agentschap Telecom – which controls the compliance of the placing on the market of mobile phones sold in the Netherlands – in its ‘Onderzoek inzake SAR-waarden van mobiele telefoons’ in 2009. The reason was that an inspection in 2008 revealed that a phone exceeded the prescribed SAR value of 2W/kg and was therefore withdrawn from the market. After 2009, Agentschap Telecom saw no reason to carry out another investigation. The ANFR’s test results, which are relevant not only for France but also for all European countries, urgently call for this as well as for transparency. The Dutch have the right to know what levels of radiofrequency radiation they are exposed to on a daily basis and they must be informed about this.

14 April 2018

Research on Electromagnetic Fields

Research on electromagnetic fields
ARTAC (Association for Research on Treatment against Cancer),
Newsletter no. 87, March 2018 (translation)

Let us recall that the major objective of ARTAC concerns the diagnosis and treatment of cancers. The many patients suffering from electrohypersensitivity could not be ignored, however, especially since excessive exposure to electromagnetic fields could just as possibly cause the occurrence of certain cancers. Since the beginning of the year, four scientific articles have been published:

1. After several adventures, our article reporting on our research work on the effect in electrohypersensitive people of a fermented papaya extract, marketed under the name "Immun'âge", has just been published in the international peer-reviewed journal "Functional Foods in Health and Disease". This publication follows the complete re-analysis of our results, and highlights an antioxidant effect of the product as well as an anti-inflammatory effect, but above all improves the cerebral pulsometry without the mechanism being identified for the moment.

Letter by Prof. Dominique Belpomme Addressed to Electrohypersensitive Persons

Letter from Prof. Dominique Belpomme addressed to electrohypersensitive persons
by Prof. Dominique Belpomme, Information Letter no.6, March 2018, ehs-mcs.org (translation)

Why I filed a complaint!

This sixth letter is addressed more specifically to all those who suffer from electrohypersensitivity (EHS) and to all the associations that, fortunately, have taken up their cause. From a scientific point of view, there is no doubt that electrohypersensitivity is an acquired condition of environmental origin and that, in one way or another, artificial electromagnetic fields (which are polarized and pulsed, unlike natural electromagnetic fields) are most likely involved. There are thousands of scientific articles and even several journals entirely devoted to this subject. No doubt, even if it is still hesitant about the truth of this cause and the individualization of EHS as a new pathological condition, we should recall that following the 2004 Prague Congress, the WHO formally recognized the existence of EHS as a deleterious health "condition"[1]. Since then, numerous scientific studies have come to confirm the harmfulness of electromagnetic fields on health and, as we have shown, the possibility that chemicals may also be involved in the genesis and/or manifestations of EHS, since multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) is a condition often associated with it[2], whether it be the cause or consequence.

Belgium: Beware of the Radiation of Your Mobile Phone: "A Health Scandal" Could Soon Be Revealed

Beware of the radiation of your mobile phone: "A health scandal" could soon be revealed
by Camille Mathoulin, rtl.be/info, 14 April 2018

We are close to the health scandal in France because of the radiation emitted by a mobile phone.  Is it the only one that emits too much? Where are we in Belgium?

A phone  has been withdrawn from sales in France because it exceeds the health threshold of the radiation emitted. A first that has never happened in Belgium. Yet, according to Test-Achats and scientists, it could happen soon.

A phone not for sale in Belgium

The phone withdrawn from sales in France is the Hapi 30 of the brand Mobilwire, a model that is not for sale in Belgium, according to Test-Achats. This phone marketed by Orange has been recalled. It was the National Frequencies Agency (ANFR, which has no equivalent in Belgium) which forced the telephone operator to recall this product.

The device in fact exceeds the health threshold of 2 W/kg. 2.1 W/kg have indeed been measured on the rear face of the Hapi 30, so the level of waves emitted is even more important at the place where we put our ear.

The scandal could be much bigger: "All users in the world are concerned"

13 April 2018

Why Isn't the Canton of Geneva Protecting Its Population from the Risks of Wireless Radiation?

RE-POSTED:  13 April 2018:  
In the canton of Geneva, no one wants to take responsibility to protect the population, especially vulnerable persons, from exposure to electromagnetic radiation.

Why Isn't the Canton of Geneva Protecting Its Population from the Risks of Wireless Radiation?
by Meris Michaels, 10 March 2017

Recently, we wrote to the government official responsible for health in the canton of Geneva, Mauro Poggia, enclosing a copy of ARA's  letter to the State Administrator in Geneva, Esther Alder, which is posted on this blog, no reply received to date.

In his letter, Mr. Poggia writes, [translation from French] :

"I am aware that certain persons are affected by non ionizing radiation. However, like you, I note that use of various modern communication media are developing significantly. This tendency cannot be reversed...

"You therefore understand that it is impossible to apply constraining limitations for users in our canton. Moreover, my department does not have the competence to issue specific recommendations in this domain. It is in fact the Federal Office for Public Health... which is solely competent to issue norms and directives concerning use of emitters of non ionizing radiation. I however note that scientific studies published to date in editorial policy journals declare the absence of danger to public health in general.

Doctors See Increase of Ear Tumor Cases

Doctors See Increase of Ear Tumor Cases
by Bianca Castronbcdfw.com, 5 April 2018

Hearing loss can be caused by a number of things, but don't assume it just comes with old age.

Doctors say they're seeing more and more cases of ear tumors called acoustic neuroma.

When longtime Dallas radio personality Mark McCray started to lose some of his hearing, he thought maybe it was just a hazard of the job. He went to a doctor to get it checked out, but was told it wasn't anything to worry about.

Years later, the hearing loss got worse and he began to suffer nausea and dizziness.

Will Driverless Cars Cause DNA Damage and Cancer?

Will Driverless Cars Cause DNA Damage and Cancer?
by John P. Thomas, Health Impact News
13 April 2018

Driverless cars are seen as the next big market potential for the automotive industry.

But before we get too excited about these driverless cars, we need to carefully consider the many levels of health risks involved with this technology, as well as the loss of privacy. Vehicle crashes and fatalities are minor concerns compared to potential human DNA damage and increased risks of cancer.

Now that the fifth generation (5G) of small microwave cell towers is being rolled out by telecom companies, their 5G press releases keep reminding us how their new technology will give us instantaneous internet downloads and will permit us to use driverless cars. [1, 2, 16]

Of course, these press releases never mention the potential health risks.

11 April 2018

Swiss Parliamentarians Thwart Risky Mobile Plans

Parliamentarians thwart risky mobile plans
by diagnose-funk.org, 5 April 2018

Demand for higher limits fails in the Council of States

Antenna radiation: The requirement of Swisscom and Co. for higher limit values ​​failed in the Council of States. Massive lobbying by the telecom corporations almost led the Council of States to ease the protection limits against mobile phone antenna radiation. But only almost - the pressure from the population worked.

The Council of States 2017/2018
The result was extremely close: with 22 votes to 21 and two abstentions, the Council of States said "no" on 5 March to the requirement to increase the radiation protection limits for mobile phone antennas. The advocates argued that this step was necessary "to prevent a collapse of mobile networks and ensure the further digitization." The intention behind the easing was to roll out the red carpet for the cell phone network operators for the most cost-effective introduction of the new mobile communications standard 5G.

Health Effects of Mobile Telephony: First Withdrawals in France and International Wake-Up Call

Health Effects of Mobile Telephony: First Withdrawals in France and International Wake-Up Call
by Damien Coulomb, lequotidiendumedecin.fr, 10 April 2018 (translation)

The operator Orange decided to stop marketing the HAPI 30 phone and to recall the devices already sold because these exceed the regulatory limit of the specific absorption rate (SAR) “trunk”, as detected by the National Frequencies Agency (ANFR). Measurements were 0.1 W/kg above the regulatory limit of 2 W/kg, that is, a value of 2.1 W/kg on the back of the phone.

This recall is not an isolated case. Contacted by “le Quotidien”, ANFR confirmed that procedures were under way with regard to other non-compliant devices. The latter could soon be subject to fines or even criminal action or a request for withdrawal from the market. Since the transposition into French law of the European RED Directive in June 2017, ANFR can impose administrative sanctions in the event of devices exceeding the SAR, including administrative fines (€ 7,500 for a legal entity), requests for withdrawal from the market and recall of devices already purchased.

« Clear evidence of carcinogenicity » in rats

10 April 2018

Cellphones Strongly Linked to Cancer — New Study Reproduces Government Findings

Cellphones Strongly Linked to Cancer — New Study Reproduces Government Findings
by Dr. Mercola, 10 April 2018

Story at-a-glance
  • In 2011, the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified cellphones as a “possible human carcinogen.” In light of three new studies, IARC is urged to upgrade it to “probable” carcinogen
  • In February, the findings of two National Toxicology Program (NTP) animal studies were published. Male rats exposed to cellphone radiation were more likely to develop heart tumors than unexposed rats. DNA damage and damage to heart tissue was also observed
  • In March the Ramazzini Institute published a lifetime exposure study showing a clear link between cellphone radiation and Schwann cell tumors — the same kind of tumors found by NTP
  • Ramazzini’s study found RF radiation increased both brain and heart tumors in exposed rats. This, despite using power levels that were up to 1,000 times lower than those used in the NTP studies
  • The proposed transition to 5G will dramatically increase radiation exposure as it will require the installation of small antennas every 250 feet or so to ensure connectivity
In 2011 the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified cellphones as a Group 2B “possible carcinogen,”1 and the evidence supporting the theory that electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation from cellphones can trigger abnormal cell growth and cancer2,3 just keeps growing and getting stronger.

South Africa : Electrohypersensitivity, Wireless Radiation Health Investigative Report

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity is a growing health concern worldwide. With increased exposure to WiFi, smart meters and mobile phone towers, patients report diverse symptoms of illness, which only seem to dissipate when they are far away from electromagnetic fields or radiation. Carte Blanche, South Africa’s longest running investigative journalism program, explores this medical phenomenon in a short, excellent documentary.

South Africa, Electrical Sensitivity, Wireless Radiation Health Investigative Report (posted on YouTube on 4 April 2018 - 8 mn)

09 April 2018

NTP Study of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation (Rats): “Clear Evidence” of Cell Phone Cancer Risk, Say Leading Pathologists

“Clear Evidence” of Cell Phone Cancer Risk, Say Leading Pathologists
microwavenews.com, 9 April 2018

Why Peer Review Panel and NTP Interpreted the Same Animal Data Differently

“You had it right the first time.” That was the implicit message to the National Toxicology Program (NTP) from an expert panel after a point-by-point review of NTP’s draft reports on its $25 million study of cancer risks of cell phone radiation on mice and rats.

Two years ago, with the results in hand, the NTP had rushed to warn the public about the dangers of cell phones. It issued an interim report pointing to higher rates of tumors in the hearts and brains of male rats exposed to two different kinds of phone radiation. Then early this February with the release of the formal draft reports, the NTP made a U-turn, saying that using a cell phone “is not a high-risk situation.”

Now a peer review panel —11 pathologists and toxicologists from academia and industry and one statistician— has concluded that there is “clear evidence of carcinogenic activity” in those male rats. The panel, which met* March 26-28, in Research Triangle Park, NC, determined that both GSM and CDMA signals had led to the development of a rare tumor in the hearts of rats, malignant schwannoma. The NTP, on the other hand, had concluded there was only “some evidence” for this association.

Frying Ohio: Dr. Oz, Environmentalists, Scientists, Security Experts Concerned About 4G & 5G Small Cell Towers. Ohio Officials Voting to Install Them in Yards and Everywhere Else

Frying Ohio: Dr. Oz, Environmentalists, Scientists, Security Experts Concerned About 4G & 5G Small Cell Towers. Ohio Officials Voting to Install Them in Yards and Everywhere Else
By B.N. Frankactivistpost.com, 8 April 2018

In December 2016, Governor John Kasich signed Senate Bill 331 (aka “The Petland Bill”) which had originally been written regarding puppy mills and the humane treatment of animals. At the last minute, several completely unrelated clauses were added to it. One of them eliminated municipal governments’ ability to stop telecom companies from installing small cell tower infrastructure wherever they wanted – including in front of homes, in public rights of ways, historical districts, etc. This violated the Ohio Constitution’s “single subject rule” and many immediately cried foul.

On March 20, 2017, press conferences were held in Cleveland and Central Ohio to announce that 80 Ohio municipal governments had filed lawsuits against the cell tower clause in this bill. Eventually 90 Ohio municipal governments filed lawsuits.

[Press release] Phonegate*: Millions of mobile phones will have to be withdrawn from the market in France and internationally

[Press release] Phonegate*: Millions of mobile phones will have to be withdrawn from the market in France and internationally
phonegatealert.org, 9 April 2018

On April 5, 2018, the site, "60 Millions de consommateurs" (“60 Million Consumers”) announced the recall by the mobile telephony operator Orange of 90,000 cell phones of the model “Hapi 30” (made by “MobiWire”) and marketed through its network in 2017.

On its part, the National Frequencies Agency (ANFR) stated in a press release published on April 6, 2018:

“Pursuant to Article L43 II bis of the Postal and Electronic Communications Code, ANFR gave notice to the company MobiWire on January 22, 2018 to take all appropriate measures to put an end to the non-compliance detected of the devices currently on the market as well as those already sold.”

08 April 2018

Cell Tower Radiation Linked with Cancer in New Study

Cell Tower Radiation Linked with Cancer in New Study
whsc.on.ca, 6 April 2018

Is your workplace or home located near a cell tower? There may be reason for concern.

A new study, billed as the largest of its kind, has shown that radiofrequency radiation (RFR) emitted from cell towers increases cancer rates in rats.

The finding has the potential to shatter Health Canada’s radiofrequency exposure guidelines outlined in Safety Code 6.

“…a person can legally be exposed to this level of radiation,” says Ronald Melnick, senior science advisor with the Environmental Health Trust. “Yet cancers occurred in these animals at these legally permitted levels.

“Governments need to strengthen regulations to protect the public from these harmful non-thermal exposures,” adds Melnick.

United States: Is the FCC’s BDAC Falling Apart?

Miguel Gamiño Jr.
Is the FCC’s BDAC falling apart?
by Sean Buckleyfiercetelecom.com, 3 April 2018

The FCC’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee (BDAC) was dealt yet another blow this week when New York City CTO Miguel Gamiño Jr. resigned from the committee's Model Code for Municipalities Working Group, raising questions whether the BDAC is going to survive much longer.

Gamiño said in a letter sent to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai that the BDAC process has favored the interests of large service providers over the communities involved in crafting next-gen broadband strategies.

“As the BDAC’s process is scheduled to come to a close, it is clear that despite good faith efforts by both the staff and members involved, the membership structure and meeting format of the BDAC has skewed the drafting of the proposed recommendations towards industry priorities without regard for a true public-private partnership,” Gamiño said. “These circumstances give me no choice but to step away from this committee in order to direct the City’s energy and resources to alternative forums that provide more productive opportunities for achieving the kind of cooperative progress in advancing broadband deployment in the public interest.”

07 April 2018

Eighteen New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (5 April 2018)

Since August, 2016, Dr. Moscowitz has been circulating abstracts of newly-published scientific papers on wireless radiation and electromagnetic fields (EMF) about once a month. These updates are sent to several hundred EMF scientists around the world who have subscribed to his email list. The collection of abstracts currently contains more than 350 papers. Due to numerous requests to post these abstracts, he has compiled the collection into a document which can be downloaded from his web site. [Our blog, "Towards Better Health" will continue to post the latest studies and keep them on our site for one year.]

For more information
https://www.saferemr.com/2018/04/recent-research.html

Eighteen 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, 5 April 2018

Radio Frequency Fields

Final results regarding brain & heart tumors in rats exposed from prenatal life until natural death to mobile phone RF (1.8 GHz GSM base station environmental emission)

Falcioni et al (2018). Report of final results regarding brain and heart tumors in Sprague-Dawley rats exposed from prenatal life until natural death to mobile phone radiofrequency field representative of a 1.8 GHz GSM base station environmental emission. Environmental Research.

Abstract

French Telecom Operator Orange Recalls Cell Phone Over Excessive Radiation, Could Lead To Cancer

French Telecom Operator Orange Recalls Cell Phone Over Excessive Radiation, Could Lead To Cancer
by Jean Baptiste Su , Contributor, forbes.com, 5 April 2018

Citing excessive radiation levels, European telecom operator Orange (formerly France Telecom) issued a recall for a cell phone it’s selling under its own brand, the Hapi 30, and made by French manufacturer Mobiwire, a spin-off of Sagem Mobiles.

For the first time ever, Orange recalls a phone because of its excessive levels of radiation

Last month, Orange sent a letter to about 90,000 of its customers that purchased the flip phone to warn them of the defect. In certain conditions, the low-end phone, made in Mobiwire's factory located in Ningbo, China, would emit 2.1 watts of radiation per kilogram of body weight (or W/kg), which is over Europe's safety limit standard set at 2 W/kg.

Historic Cellphone Recall Due to Excessive Radiation

Cellphones aren't quite
so smart when you actually
consider the health risks.
Historic cellphone recall due to excessive radiation
by Sean Arthur Joyce, chameleonfire1.wordpress.com, 6 April 2018

In the wake of the ‘Phonegate’ hearings in France, for the first time in history a cellphone has been recalled due to emitting potentially unsafe levels of radiation. ‘Phonegate’ was similar to ‘Dieselgate,’ except in this case, it was cellphones—not diesel cars—that were proven to have higher emissions than claimed by their manufacturers. European manufacturer Orange recalled its Hapi 30 cellphone following hearings in Paris in which Dr. Marc Arazi led a team of international experts examining data released by French agency National Frequencies Agency (ANFR). Dr. Arazi had petitioned ANFR for several years to get the data released, finally resorting to court action. Among international experts at the hearings was American epidemiologist Dr. Devra Davis.


06 April 2018

How Big Wireless War-Gamed the Science on Risks, While Making Customers Addicted to Their Phones

Exclusive:  Conversation with Mark Hertsgaard, co-author of The Nation's article, “How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe”  on Democracy Now! (Part 2)

"We continue our conversation with Mark Hertsgaard, The Nation’s environment correspondent and investigative editor, who co-authored a major new exposé: “How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe.” He discusses how wireless companies “war-gamed the science” by funding friendly studies and attacking critical ones; the potential dangers of the pending expansion of 5G with the “Internet of Things”; the role of the telecommunications industry officials turned federal regulators; and how companies deliberately addicted customers to this technology through the addition of social media."

How Big Wireless War-Gamed the Science on Risks, While Making Customers Addicted to Their Phones (20 mn - 6 April 2018)



How the Wireless Industry Convinced the Public Cellphones Are Safe & Cherry-Picked Research on Risks

Conversation with Mark Hertsgaard, co-author of The Nation's article, “How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe”  on Democracy Now! (Part 1)

"Ninety-five out of every 100 American adults owns a cellphone today. And worldwide, three out of four adults now have cellphone access. The wireless industry is one of the fastest-growing on Earth, raking in annual sales of $440 billion in 2016. But are cellphones safe? A new investigation by The Nation suggests that’s a question that cellphone giants prefer you don’t ask. We speak with Mark Hertsgaard, The Nation’s environment correspondent and investigative editor. His report, co-authored with Mark Dowie, is headlined “How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe.” "

How the Wireless Industry Convinced the Public Cellphones Are Safe & Cherry-Picked Research on Risks (9 mn - 5 April 2018)





Comments By Dr. Marc Arazi (France), President And Co-Founder “Alerte Phonegate To The Peer Review Of The NTP Study

Comments By Dr. Marc Arazi Association “Alerte Phonegate” To The National Toxicology Program March 27, 2018 Peer Review Cell Phone Radiation Study
Environmental Health Trust, 27 March 2018

I am here as a French physician who has spent the past years studying the consequences of electromagnetic fields on health.

Our new organization, “Alerte Phonegate”, has been created as a public educational institution. People have the right to know how to buy and use mobile phones as safely as possible.

We wrote with Dr Devra Davis on the 22 of March to the regulatory agencies (FCC), asking them to soon revise their standards for a better protection of human health.

First of all, we would like to thank the scientific NTP team for the quality and interest of this study.

Your choice to use high SAR levels is particularly interesting because in the scientific literature, few studies have been done in this regard.

05 April 2018

France: Orange Recalls a Cell Phone Emitting Too Much Radiation, Affecting 90,000 Customers

Orange recalls a phone emitting too much radiation
by Benjamin Douriez, 60millions-mag, 4 April 2018 (translation)

The operator is exchanging the Hapi 30 cell phone whose SAR exceeds the level authorized. Other models could follow.

This is an unprecedented situation. A mobile phone is currently being recalled because of the level of exposure of electromagnetic radiation to which its users are being exposed.

It concerns the Hapi 30, a rather basic flip phone model that the operator Orange sells under its own brand name and is manufactured by the French company Mobiwire.

Tens of thousands of consumers affected

In mid-March, Orange began to warn the affected users, that is, 0.3% of its customers, according to the operator, which would represent around 90,000 persons. By letter, they are being offered a free exchange of their cell phone against another model.

04 April 2018

National Toxicology Program Cell Phone Studies - Experts Recommend Elevated Conclusions

NTP cell phone studies — experts recommend elevated conclusions
By Virginia Guidry, factor.niehs.nih.gov, April 2018

Bucher cautioned that the findings tell us that
we should take a closer look, but they should
not be directly extrapolated to human cell
phone usage
(Photo courtesy of Steve McCaw)
A panel of external scientific experts met March 26-28 at NIEHS and recommended that some National Toxicology Program (NTP) conclusions be changed to indicate stronger levels of evidence that cell phone radiofrequency radiation (RFR) caused tumors in rats.

The panel agreed with NTP conclusions that there was little indication of RFR-related health problems in mice. The panel reviewed the conclusions of two draft technical reports, one in rats and one in mice, based on 10 years and $25 million of research.

“It was gratifying that the members of the expert panel unanimously praised the NTP cell phone studies as very well done, and vitally important research,” said NTP Senior Scientist John Bucher, Ph.D. “They conducted a thorough review, engaged in spirited debate, and grappled with the same uncertainties as did the NTP staff.”

Bucher stressed that the goal of the study was to establish the potential health hazard of exposure to cell phone RFR. He said that to detect a potential effect, the rodents’ whole bodies were exposed to levels equal to and higher than the highest level permitted for local tissue exposure in cell phone emissions today.

Heart, brain, and adrenal tumors

France : Orange Recalls its Hapi 30 2017 Cell Phones Due to a SAR Level Above the 2 W/kg Limit

The action of the association Alerte Phonegate to protect the health of mobile phone users takes a new turn with the announcement at the request of the French National Frequencies Agency (ANFR)  of the first market withdrawal of the cell phone model Hapi 30, marketed by the telecoms company Orange, for a SAR level above the 2 W/kg limit.  

Orange recalls its Hapi 30 2017 cell phones
by Benoît le mar, livebox-news.com, 3 April 2018 (translation)

Orange is launching a recall of the Hapi 30 cell phones. ANFR has detected a defect: a SAR level above 2 W/kg in a particular case of use. The manufacturer has been warned and Orange proposes a free exchange of the phone until next May. This 2017 model will be changed for a 2018 model which does not have this defect.

Total Tally For Fukushima Decommission Is $75 Billion

Total Tally For Fukushima Decommission Is $75 Billion
By Irina Slavoilprice.com - 30 March  2018

The decommissioning of the Fukushima nuclear power plant will cost an annual US$2 billion (220 billion yen) until 2021, an unnamed source told the Japan Times.

Half of the money will be used to tackle the radioactive water buildup at the site of the plant and for removing radioactive fuel from the fuel pools. A small amount of funds will be used to research ways of retreating melted fuel from the reactors that got damaged during the 2011 tsunami disaster.

The US$6 billion for the three years is only part of the total estimated cost for taking Fukushima out of operation.

The total decommissioning tally came in at US$75 billion (8 trillion yen), as estimated by the specially set up Nuclear Damage Compensation and Decommissioning Facilitation Corp (NDF). That’s four times more than the initial estimate of the costs around the NPP’s decommissioning.

03 April 2018

[Press release] Link Confirmed between Mobile Phone Radiation and Appearance of Cancers

[Press release] Link confirmed between mobile phone radiation and appearance of cancers 
Association Alerte Phonegate, April 3, 2018

The U.S. Government invited a group of eleven international experts to participate in the Peer Review, held March 26-28, 2018, in Durham (North Carolina), of the $25 million U.S. Government National Toxicology Program (NTP) study of mobile phone radiation in animals.

The scientists concluded there is “clear evidence” linking mobile phone radiation to the development of cancers in rats. After a three-day review of the study data, they voted to strengthen the conclusions that mobile phone radiation (GSM and CDMA) causes health effects in rats and mice exposed to this radiation.

The panel of scientists stated that there is evidence of an association between some tumors of the heart and brain and mobile phone radiation in large-scale animal studies.
Read the press release of our U.S.partner, the Environmental Health Trust.