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24 May 2018

International Investigation into Effects of Toxic Air on Planes Demanded by Health Association

International Investigation into Effects of Toxic Air on Planes Demanded by Health Association
RONAN J O'SHEAindependent.co.uk, 24 May 2018

World Health Organisation paper says disorder must be medically recognised 'urgently'

The Aerotoxic Association has called for an investigation
into the effect of contaminated air in planes /
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The Aerotoxic Association has called for evidence of health problems experienced by the public following exposure to toxic oil fumes.

Aerotoxic syndrome is said to be caused by exposure to contaminated air in aircraft. The first reference to it as a condition was in a 1999 paper published by Dr Harry Hoffman, Professor Chris Winder and Jean Christophe Balouet PhD called Aerotoxic Syndrome: Adverse health effects following exposure to jet oil mist during commercial flights.

In a statement on its website published yesterday, the association, which works to highlight the effects of aerotoxic syndrome, called for an independent public inquiry into the possible technical solutions to contaminated air on planes.

Long Use of Mobile Phones Dangerous for Kids: Article from Ghana

Long use of mobile phones dangerous for kids
Source: graphic.com.gh,, businessghana.com, 24 May 2018

Children below 15 years have been advised not to spend more than 30 minutes continuously on mobile phone because exposure to it for a long time could expose them to serious health problems.

The Deputy Director, Radiation Protection Institute of the Ghana Atomic Energy Commission, Dr Joseph Kwabena Amoako, who gave the advice, recommended that if children have to stay on their mobile phones for longer than 40 minutes at a time, it was best to do so using the hands-free kit or break the conversation after 30 minutes and go back to their chat later.

Dr Amoako explained that children were at risk of cancer and their brain activity affected from the long term use of mobile phones because their immune system was not fully developed.

He said in an interview that constant use of mobile phones by children could affect their brain activity.

“Their sleep pattern could be affected because the electromagnetic fields (electrical waves) from the phones will keep interfering with their sleep.

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity – An Issue of Today’s Internet of Things

This article seeks to convey an appreciation of potential ramifications of EHS from a legal standpoint regarding various governments’ modernisation policies.

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity – An issue of today’s Internet of Things
POSTED BY DAVID-HAND, justis.com, 18 MAY 2018

As towns and boroughs develop, more and more public spaces contain WIFI; some are provided to the public for free and some for payment. Free WIFI is an incentive to use a space, initiated by businesses and municipal corporations, be it in the corner coffee shop or a public square in town. However, there are some people for whom free WIFI, or any kind of WIFI, could be a nightmare. In fact, not just WIFI, but any everyday electronic device such as a mobile phone, television, computer, radio, cell tower masts; anything that emits radiation. These are people who suffer from Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS); this condition was recently brought to wider attention by the ‘Breaking Bad’ spinoff show, ‘Better Call Saul’, in which a character had to cover himself in special material and live with no electricity. Yet from as early as 1932, the condition was referred to as ‘electro-hypersensitivity’ by a German doctor.[1] The condition is also known as ‘electrosensitivity’; for a useful historical development of EHS, see here.[2]

Extremely Low Frequency Electromagnetic Fields Impair the Cognitive and Motor Abilities of Honey Bees

Extremely Low Frequency Electromagnetic Fields Impair the Cognitive and Motor Abilities of Honey Bees
S. Shepherd, M. A. P. Lima, E. E. Oliveira, S. M. Sharkh, C. W. Jackson & P. L. Newland

Scientific Reportsvolume 8, Article number: 7932(2018)
doi:10.1038/s41598-018-26185-y

Received: 07 January 2018 Accepted:08 May 2018 Published:21 May 2018

Abstract

Extremely low frequency electromagnetic field (ELF EMF) pollution from overhead powerlines is known to cause biological effects across many phyla, but these effects are poorly understood. Honey bees are important pollinators across the globe and due to their foraging flights are exposed to relatively high levels of ELF EMF in proximity to powerlines. Here we ask how acute exposure to 50 Hz ELF EMFs at levels ranging from 20–100 µT, found at ground level below powerline conductors, to 1000–7000 µT, found within 1 m of the conductors, affects honey bee olfactory learning, flight, foraging activity and feeding. ELF EMF exposure was found to reduce learning, alter flight dynamics, reduce the success of foraging flights towards food sources, and feeding. The results suggest that 50 Hz ELF EMFs emitted from powerlines may represent a prominent environmental stressor for honey bees, with the potential to impact on their cognitive and motor abilities, which could in turn reduce their ability to pollinate crops.

Northern Ireland: Wi-Fi Health Fears Prompt Parents to Remove Children from Primary School

WiFi health fears prompt parents to remove children from primary school
by Jilly Beattiebelfastlive.co.uk, 23 May 2018

Brain boffin says links to breast and brain cancer, infertility, genetic mutations related to autism, ADHD and newly identified illnesses can no longer be ignored

James 9, mum Alisa and Conn 7
A mum has removed her children from school over fears the WiFi in the building was making them sick.

Alisa Keane from Downpatrick, Co Down , was dealing with recurring health problems with her sons, James, Conn and Dara.

They suffered severe headaches, nausea and problems with flagging and erratic concentration when in class but the symptoms vanished after spending an hour or two at home.

Alisa, 45, a trained teacher and communications expert, told Belfast Live: “I was very concerned about them. The issues seemed more pronounced with James who is the oldest, but all three boys were struggling with the same problems.

“When James told me he just couldn’t think in school I was really concerned. He said he could only think straight when he was at home.

21 May 2018

Increased Incidence of Cervical Cancer in Sweden: Possible Link with HPV Vaccination

COMMENT
Increased incidence of cervical cancer in Sweden: Possible link with HPV vaccination

by Lars Andersson, Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, Published online: April 30, 2018

Abstract
The Centre for Cervical Cancer Prevention in Sweden has noted in its annual report a substantial increase in the incidence of invasive cervical cancer, especially during the two years 2014 and 2015. I have sub-grouped the data according to age, using the same statistical database of the National Board of Health and Welfare as used by the authors of the above-mentioned report. The increase in the incidence of cervical cancer was shown to be most prominent among women 20–49 years of age while no apparent increase was observed among women above 50. The FDA has noted in the clinical trials referred to it for marketing approval that women exposed to the human papilloma virus (HPV) prior to vaccination had an increase in premalignant cell changes compared with placebo controls. I discuss the possibility that HPV vaccination could play a role in the increase in the incidence of cervical cancer by causing instead of preventing cervical cancer disease in women previously exposed to HPV. A time relationship exists between the start of vaccination and the increase in the incidence of cervical cancer. The HPV vaccines were approved in 2006 and 2007, respectively and most young girls started to be vaccinated during 2012–2013.

Full text:
https://ijme.in/articles/increased-incidence-of-cervical-cancer-in-sweden-possible-link-with-hpv-vaccination/?galley=html

Does High Radiation Exposure During Pregnancy Cause Autism

Does High Radiation Exposure During Pregnancy Cause Autism
by Manas Ganguly, Founder, Brightsandz Clean Tech, 21 May 2018

Radiation exposure and its impact during pregnancy is not a new topic in today’s world. It is one of the most common concerns that have been debated for years. The exposure to radiation at varying levels is the result of advanced electrical and domestic appliances at home or workplace which affects the health of women in pregnancy.

The exposure to non- ionizing radiation is known to induce some negative effects which are seen at the time of the child’s birth. Ionizing radiation includes electromagnetic radiation that is possibly considered as carcinogenic to human health. This has been declared by the World health organization (WHO) and International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as a Class 2B Carcinogen – placing it in the same category of carcinogens as Sulphur, DDT, Vehicle Exhaust, Lead amongst many others. Moreover, the effects of electromagnetic radiation are directly based upon the level of exposure from low to extremely high and the stage of the foetal development.

During pregnancy, the embryo and foetus are very sensitive to radiation. While in the pre-implantation period, high radiation exposure may cause the death of the embryo. Given the ubiquity of electrical, electronics and wireless devices at work and home environments, leads to long-term exposures to EMF radiation.

France: New Draft Decrees on SAR from Ministry of Health: Comments and Proposals by Association Phonegate Alert

New draft decrees on SAR from French Ministry of Health: Comments and Proposals by Association Phonegate Alert

On May 13. 2018, the association « Phonegate Alert » sent its opinion and comments on the consultation organized by the French Ministry of Health and Solidarity with regard to the draft decrees on information to consumers of radioelectric terminal devices and display of Specific Absorption Rates (SAR). Below is a summary translation of these comments with a link to the full text of the document in French.

New decrees on SAR: The French Ministry of Health in troubled waters
phonegatealert.org, 15 May 2018

On May 13. 2018, our association « Phonegate Alert » sent its opinion and comments on the consultation organized by the French Ministry of Health and Solidarity with regard to the draft decrees on information to consumers of radioelectric terminal devices and display of Specific Absorption Rates (SAR).

In the midst of the Phonegate health and industrial scandal, all these initial drafts by the Ministry seem to be disappointing to say the least and, more seriously, aimed mainly at protecting the manufacturers rather than the users of mobile phones, tablets and other connected devices.

We are calling on the State to take responsibility and on Minister Agnès Buzyn to ensure that our various proposals are integrated into these drafts so that public health issues are really taken into account, especially concerning children.

20 May 2018

Montana: Kalispell School Board Votes Against Cell Tower Proposal

Kalispell School Board Votes Against Cell Tower Proposal
BY MYERS REECEflatheadbeacon.com, 16 May 2018

Trustees vote 7-1 not to proceed with lease agreement with Verizon

Flathead High School. Beacon File Photo
Facing public opposition to a proposed cell tower on top of Flathead High School, the Kalispell public school board voted 7-1 Tuesday night against entering into a lease agreement with Verizon Wireless, halting the project from moving forward.

Led by a grassroots group called the Committee for Responsible Information on the Health of Children and Cell Tower Exposure, community members had expressed concerns over potential health risks associated with cell tower radiation.

Those concerns were echoed at an hour-long public forum held before the school board’s regularly scheduled 6 p.m. Tuesday meeting. Committee members said they gathered 1,040 signatures for a petition opposing the cell tower.

Many U.S. News Stations Are Covering Cell Phone and WiFi Radiation Concerns. Are Yours?

Many U.S. News Stations Are Covering Cell Phone and WiFi Radiation Concerns. Are Yours?
by B.N. Frank, activistpost.com, 9 May 2018

Even though tech companies continue marketing their products to people of all ages, many local and national news stations have been airing segments about cell phone and wireless WiFi radiation exposure concerns for several years already.

Some Americans may have first become concerned only because celebrities and public figureslike Dr. Oz, Dr. Jill Stein, Kourtney Kardashian, Suzanne Somers, and more have used their platforms to talk about this. Many documentaries have also been produced including Generation Zapped.

Dr. Joel Moskowitz of University of Berkley, CA is one of many American scientists who has also been trying to raise awareness. His SaferEMR.com website includes one page devoted to U.S. news stations airing segments about exposure concerns.

Many other media sources have also been contributing articles and segments about cell phone and wireless WiFi radiation concerns. Some are referring to The Telecom Industry as “Big Wireless” and are comparing them to “Big Tobacco.”