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21 October 2016

United States: Lawsuit Over Cellphones and Cancer Hits a Stumbling Block

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals
Photo:  Agnostic Preacher's Kid
Lawsuit Over Cellphones and Cancer Hits a Stumbling Block
by Ryan Knutson, Wall Street Journal,
20 October 2016

(See comment below article here.)

Appeals court says a different legal standard for evidence should have been used

An appeals court in Washington, D.C., on Thursday dealt a setback to a long-running lawsuit against the wireless industry over health concerns surrounding cellphones, deciding that a different legal standard for evidence should have been applied.

The decision by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals will further prolong the litigation, initially filed in 2001, as plaintiffs must now produce arguments on why previously submitted evidence should continue to be included under the new standard.Jeffrey Morganroth, a lawyer for the plaintiffs, said they wouldn’t back down, and that the ruling may even help get new testimony included.

The Long March Against Monsanto: A Letter from The Hague

'By destroying the health and livelihoods of literally millions
of people,' writes Cummins, 'Monsanto has earned the 
dubious distinction of being the most hated corporation on
Earth.' (Photo: Die Grünen Kärnten)
"Victims and witnesses described how, over the past 50 years, Monsanto has duped, assaulted, injured and killed farmers, farmworkers, rural villagers and urban consumers with its reckless use of toxic chemicals and pesticides."

The Long March Against Monsanto: A Letter from The Hague
by Ronnie Cummins, via Common Dreams,
20 October 2016

We are today in the midst of a battleground for two very different approaches to agriculture. One is the agro-ecological approach based on the use of open source traditional seeds based on biodiversity and living in harmony with nature. The other is the mechanistic world of an industrial system based on monocultures, one-way extraction and the use of pesticides, poisons and GMOs, where chemical cartels compete to take over our agriculture and food systems, destroying our ecosystems along the way.” - Brochure for The People’s Assembly, The Hague, Oct. 14, 2016, “Seeds of Freedom—Navdanya”

The Monsanto Tribunal

Documentary "Screenagers" Explores a Perplexing Question: What Are Smartphones Doing to Our Children?

Documentary explores a perplexing question: What are smartphones doing to our children?
by Wallace Baine, Sentinel Entertainment Editor, 12 October 2016

(Photo:) Almost seven out of ten American teenagers beginning high school own cell phones, as families struggle to figure out how to help kids develop habits of self-control against the seductions of the screen. Contributed photo.

For many people in contemporary America, it’s an annoyance. But for parents of teenagers, schoolteachers and anyone else who regularly interacts with kids, the annoyance is beginning to look a lot like a crisis.

We’re talking about the screen, explicitly as it applies to video games and smartphones. A new documentary called “Screenagers” has been making the rounds in communities across the country and around the world in an effort to reckon with what to do with an entire generation of young people who are essentially laboratory animals for a social experiment that nobody planned but everyone participates in.

United Kindgom: Whistleblowing NHS Manager on Third Day of Hunger Strike is Facing the Sack

Whistleblowing NHS manager on third day of hunger strike is facing the sack
SWNS Media Group, 12 October 2016

A nurse who raised serious concerns about patient and staff safety is about to be sacked and is now staging a hunger strike outside the Department of Health.

Jade Taylor, 46, has also been sleeping outside the government office, decided she had to speak out after her own parents were allegedly mistreated at Mid Staffordshire NHS foundation trust.

She was so angry about the poor treatment she bravely spoke out but feels she became a target by senior staff, and she took a year off work suffering with stress related issues.

Possible Link Between ADHD in Children and Cell Phone Use (2013 Study)

Possible Link Between ADHD in Children & Cell Phone Use
by Traci Pedersen, psychcentral.com, 21 April 2013

A new study suggests a potential link between the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and cell phone use.  [Click here for full text of study.]

ADHD is a condition characterized by high levels of distraction, impulsiveness, an inability to remain still, and a tendency to be abnormally talkative.

For the study, researcher Yoon Hwan Byun of the Department of Medicine at Dankook University College of Medicine in Korea set out to discover whether radio-frequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) affect developing brains with prolonged exposure. Past research has suggested a link between prenatal cell phone exposure and the risk of conduct and behavior problems in children.

How Tiny Are Benefits From Many Tests And Pills? Researchers Paint A Picture

How Tiny Are Benefits From Many Tests And Pills? Researchers Paint A Picture
by Jay Hancock, khn.org, 12 October 2016

Mammograms are said to cut the risk of dying from breast cancer by as much as 20 percent, which sounds like an invincible argument for regular screening.

Two Maryland researchers want people to question that kind of thinking. They want patients to reexamine the usefulness of cancer exams, cholesterol tests, osteoporosis pills, MRI scans and many other routinely prescribed procedures and medicines.

And they want to convince them with statistics — but don’t worry! They promise not to use algebra or spreadsheets. Or even numbers.

Health costs continue to grow much faster than the economy’s ability to pay them. Partly as a result, scrutiny of potentially unneeded and harmful treatment has never been more intense.

Nearly three physicians in four surveyed by the American Board of Internal Medicine said unnecessary tests and procedures are a serious problem. The authoritative National Academy of Medicine estimated that 30 percent of all health spending — $750 billion — is wasted on fraud, administration and needless procedures.

Easy Jet Pilot France Aerotoxic Syndrome Litigation

Easy Jet Pilot France Aerotoxic Syndrome Litigation
(article from Aviation Travel Writer)
by John Hoyte, aerotoxic.org, 17 October 2016

The airline pilots, the disease of the cockpits:
( Pilotes de ligne, la maladie des cockpits )

For the first time in France, a pilot removal complaint against his company. He believes that the air circulating in the aircraft would cause a “aérotoxique syndrome“.

Collectives of seafarers and passengers have given a name to their combat: The “aérotoxique syndrome”. (Sipa Press)

Can flying a plane be dangerous to your health? Monday, Eric B., Captain among EasyJet, will file a complaint against the airline for involuntary violations of physical integrity, endangering the lives of others and… deception on the quality of the air”. He is convinced to have been “poisoned due to small fire” in his cockpit. He is 53 years old, which makes him one of the most senior pilots at the low-cost airline that he has integrated into since February 2002. After the end of the year 2009, he began suffering from a number of disorders including (nausea, gastrointestinal, fatigue, hyperventilation, etc. ) which have led to a chain of neurological and mental judgment diseases. In 2012, his state of health has deteriorated, as well as its relations with his employer. The center of expertise of Aviation Medicine of Toulouse-Blagnac issued to him a “medical incapacity Temporary” in June 2015. The former Airbus Instructor then lost his license to fly and was later nailed to the ground, no longer allowed to fly. He now seeks an explanation to his health problems.

The Fundamental Reasons Why Laptop Computers Should not be Used on Your Lap

"When it is placed on the lap, not only the heat from a laptop computer can warm men’s scrotums, the electromagnetic fields generated by laptop’s internal electronic circuits as well as the Wi-Fi Radiofrequency radiation hazards (in a Wi-Fi connected laptop) may decrease sperm quality. Furthermore, due to poor working posture, laptops should not be used on the lap for long hours."

The Fundamental Reasons Why Laptop Computers should not be Used on Your Lap
Study published on LinkedIn, 13 July 2016


S A R Mortazavi, S Taeb, S M J Mortazavi, S Zarei, M Haghani, P Habibzadeh, M B Shojaei-fard, The Fundamental Reasons Why Laptop Computers should not be Used on Your Lap, Journal of Biomedical Physics and Engineering, in press.


Wi-Fi Health Warning

Rosi Gladwell wants to get her danger message across.
WiFi health warning
by Steve Peacock, totnes-today.co.uk, 
18 October 2016

A women who fears her life is being devastated by WiFi and mobile telephone signals is launching her own campaign in Totnes to try to warn the public of tthe dangers.

Rosi Gladwell has been forced to banish WiFi and mobile telephones from her Littlehempston home since she realised four years ago she was suffering from a sensitivity to electromagnetic radiation, leaving her with migraines and breathing and heart problems.

The 67-year-old cannot stay in hotels or eat at restaurants because WiFi has now become so widespread and the impact of the radiation leaves her so ill.

19 October 2016

AirPods: Clear Sound, Sleek Styling, and Microwave Radiation

Clear Sound, Sleek Styling, and Microwave Radiation
by Katia Savchuk, alumni.berkeley.edu
18 October 2016

The release of AirPods, those sleek wireless earbuds from Apple, is again spurring debate over the safety of radiation-emitting devices—including cell phones, WiFi routers, and wireless headsets. While U.S. regulatory agencies and some scientists believe the risk from these devices is either low or unproven, there are experts, including a UC Berkeley public health researcher, concerned about their safety.

Joel Moskowitz, who directs the Center for Family and Community Health at the School of Public Health, warns that radiation from the Bluetooth technology in the AirPods (and other headsets) poses health risks.

More than a dozen studies have shown that low-intensity microwave radiation similar to that emitted by Bluetooth can open up the blood-brain barrier, a layer of cells that block pathogens and toxins in the body from reaching the brain. That could lead to conditions such as autism, dementia, and brain cancer, Moskowitz says.