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24 November 2017

Switzerland: Open Letter to the Health Care Team at the Lancy Medical Center, Geneva, on Wireless Technology

Open Letter to the Health Care Team at the Lancy Medical Center, Geneva, on Wireless Technology
by Meris Michaels, 24 November 2017 (translation)

The Lancy Medical Center includes seven physicians specializing in internal medicine, 21 psychiatrists/psychologists, one specialist in obstetrics/gynecology, and a number of therapists (https://cmlancy.ch/).

Recently opened, the Center did not have Wi-Fi in the second-floor waiting room (internal medicine) up until now. The personnel at the reception, including a number of young women, are being saturated with electrosmog (cordless phones, Wi-Fi, smartphones…). On several occasions, I talked to my doctor who is director of internal medicine at the Center, and to the personnel about this.

Imagine my disappointment recently to find Wi-Fi in the waiting room ! Being sensitive to Wi-Fi, I experience pressure in my head. My doctor is skeptical that the radiofrequency (RF) radiation emitted by wireless technologies can produce health risks. He said to me that the Centre would lose “customers” if there was no Wi-Fi in the waiting room.

Denial of the risks of radiation for health is a sign of unhealthy collusion among the medical personnel. Almost no physician in Geneva has the courage to admit there is a risk. Do they know better than the 246 scientists from 41 countries who signed the International Appeal requesting effective protection against exposure to electromagnetic waves?

23 November 2017

Sperm, Ova and Fertility: Effects from Mobile Phone and Laptop Exposure

"There is far less research on effects of microwaves (WiFi or other) on women’s fertility, but some recent animal studies have found a severe reduction of ovarian follicles (cellular structures each containing an egg) in pre-pubertal animals whose mothers were exposed. NOTE – implies that if you use carry or use a transmitting device near the abdomen during pregnancy it could affect the fertility of your daughter."

WhyFi at school and home: Part 6
REDMAYNE REPORTS, 11 October 2017

Sperm, Ova and Fertility Researchers have expressed concern about effects on fertility from mobile phone and laptop exposure – especially from carrying a phone in a trouser pocket and from using a laptop on the lap. This sort of carriage and use is very common by students in schools and at tertiary institutions, as well as when relaxing at home.

The Monsanto Papers, Part 1 — Operation: Intoxication

The Monsanto Papers, Part 1 — Operation: Intoxication
Stéphane Horel, Stéphane Foucart, Le Monde, 20 November 2017 translation


In order to save glyphosate, the Monsanto corporation has undertaken an effort to destroy the United Nations' cancer agency by any means possible. Here is the part one of an investigation from Le Monde.


Editors Note: This month Le Monde won the Prix Varenne Presse quotidienne nationale (Varenne Award for the national daily press) for their Monsanto Papers series, an investigation on the worldwide war the Monsanto corporation has started in order to save glyphosate, originally published in June.

Below is part one, originally published June 1, 2017, translated by GM Watch and the Health and Environment Alliance.


"We have been attacked in the past, we have faced smear campaigns, but this time we are the target of an orchestrated campaign of an unseen scale and duration." Christopher Wild's smile quickly faded. Through the window of the high rise where the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is headquartered, the rooftops of Lyon, France, spread out behind his tall figure.

Christopher Wild is the director of the agency so he weighed every word—speaking with a seriousness appropriate for the situation. For the past two years, a blazing onslaught has targeted the institution he is running: the credibility and integrity of IARC's work are being challenged, its experts are being denigrated and harassed by lawyers, and its finances weakened.

Continue reading:
http://www.ehn.org/monsanto-glyphosate-cancer-smear-campaign-2509710888.html

How Evil Is Tech?

Charles Rex Arbogast/Associated Press
How Evil Is Tech?
by David Brooks, Opinion, The New York Times, 20 November 2017

Not long ago, tech was the coolest industry. Everybody wanted to work at Google, Facebook and Apple. But over the past year the mood has shifted.

Some now believe tech is like the tobacco industry — corporations that make billions of dollars peddling a destructive addiction. Some believe it is like the N.F.L. — something millions of people love, but which everybody knows leaves a trail of human wreckage in its wake.

Surely the people in tech — who generally want to make the world a better place — don’t want to go down this road. It will be interesting to see if they can take the actions necessary to prevent their companies from becoming social pariahs.

There are three main critiques of big tech.

The first is that it is destroying the young. Social media promises an end to loneliness but actually produces an increase in solitude and an intense awareness of social exclusion. Texting and other technologies give you more control over your social interactions but also lead to thinner interactions and less real engagement with the world.

Measurements of Radiofrequency Radiation with a Body-Borne Exposimeter in Swedish Schools with Wi-Fi

Measurements of Radiofrequency Radiation with a Body-Borne Exposimeter in Swedish Schools with Wi-Fi
lennarthardellenglish.wordpress.com, 23 November 2017

Our research group published recently a study on radiofrequency (RF) radiation in schools using an exposimeter. RF emissions in the classroom were measured by the teachers in order to approximate the children’s exposure. Teachers in grades 7–12 carried a body-borne exposimeter, EME-Spy 200, in school during 1–4 days of work. Eighteen teachers from seven schools participated. The mean exposure to RF radiation ranged from 1.1 to 66.1 μW/m2. The highest mean level, 396.6 μW/m2, occurred during 5 min of a lesson when the teacher let the students stream and watch YouTube videos. Maximum peaks went up to 82,857 μW/m2 from mobile phone uplink. The exposure levels varied between the different Wi-Fi systems, and if the students were allowed to use their own smartphones on the school’s Wi-Fi network or if they were connected to GSM/3G/4G base stations outside the school. An access point over the teacher’s head gave higher exposure compared with a school with a wired Internet connection for the teacher in the classroom. All values were far below International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection’s reference values, but most mean levels measured were above the precautionary target level of 3–6 μW/m2 as proposed by the Bioinitiative Report. The length of time wireless devices are used is an essential determinant in overall exposure. Measures to minimize children’s exposure to RF radiation in school would include preferring wired connections, allowing laptops, tablets and mobile phones only in flight mode and deactivating Wi-Fi access points, when not used for learning purposes.

BioInitiative Report: Medical Concerns Intensify Over Deadly Brain Tumors from Cell Phone Use

BioInitiative Report: Medical concerns intensify over deadly brain tumors from cell phone use / Orebro University Hospital, Orebro, Sweden/November 17, 2017

A new update from the the BioInitiative Working Group 2017 shows the evidence has strengthened for brain cancers related to wireless phone use. The Group has released an update analyzing scientific results of case-control studies published between 2010 and 2017 on cancers of the brain. 

For glioma, a malignant brain cancer with a very poor survival rate especially for high-grade glioma, there is nearly a doubling of the risk overall if the cell phone is used for 1,640 hours or more. If the cell phone is used primarily on the same side of the head however, the odds of getting a tumor on that side of the head increase to more than two and a half times compared to those with no wireless phone exposure. 

Survival time after brain tumor diagnosis is also shorter with wireless phone use in patients with glioblastoma multiforme, compared to patients with no use. 

22 November 2017

Fresno Man Says His iPhone Ignited, Now He's Suing Apple

The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages for the plaintiffs’ injuries, lost work, medical expenses and mental anguish, as well as punitive damages.

FRESNO MAN SAYS HIS IPHONE IGNITED. NOW HE’S SUING APPLE
by David Castellon, thebusinessjournal.com, 20 November 2017

Nwabueze Umeh has filed a lawsuit against Apple claiming
his iPhone 6 exploded and injured him in May.
A Fresno man is the latest plaintiff in a series of lawsuits against cell phone giant Apple, Inc. and some of its vendors after his iPhone 6 reportedly ignited and injured him.

The lawsuit was filed Oct. 11 by lawyers representing Nwabueze Umeh in Fresno County Superior Court, seeking actual and punitive damages for injuries and mental anguish suffered when the phone exploded on May 20.

Also named as a defendant is Airtouch Cellular, Inc., which reportedly sold Umeh the phone.

His lawsuit is the latest of five lawsuits filed by Gustafson Nicolai, pc, a Los Angeles-based law firm representing people around the country whom they say were injured when their older-model iPhones ignite.

Three of the other plaintiffs are adults from Harvest, Ala.; Prussia, Pa.; and Manhattan Beach, Calif., along with a minor from Pineville, La.

Smartphones Are Damaging This Generation's Mental Health

Smartphones are damaging this generation's mental healthby 
Jean Twenge, Professor of Psychology, San Diego State University, weforum.org, 17 November 2017

Around 2012, something started going wrong in the lives of teens.

Even if online time doesn't directly harm mental health, it could still
adversely affect it in indirect ways. 
Image:  Reuters/Edgar Su
In just the five years between 2010 and 2015, the number of U.S. teens who felt useless and joyless – classic symptoms of depression – surged 33 percent in large national surveys. Teen suicide attempts increased 23 percent. Even more troubling, the number of 13- to 18-year-olds who committed suicide jumped 31 percent.

In a new paper published in Clinical Psychological Science, my colleagues and I found that the increases in depression, suicide attempts and suicide appeared among teens from every background – more privileged and less privileged, across all races and ethnicities and in every region of the country. All told, our analysis found that the generation of teens I call “iGen” – those born after 1995 – is much more likely to experience mental health issues than their millennial predecessors.

21 November 2017

Russian Nuclear Facility Denies It Is Source of High Radioactivity Levels

Russian nuclear facility denies it is source of high radioactivity levels
by Shaun Walker in Moscow and Hannah Devlin, The Guardian, 21 November 2017

Greenpeace calls for investigation after levels of ruthenium-106 in atmosphere near Urals site found to be 986 times norm

A secretive Russian nuclear facility has denied it was behind high atmospheric concentrations of the radioactive isotope ruthenium-106, after Russia’s meteorological service confirmed levels several hundred times the norm were found in several locations in the country during tests in late September.

Nuclear experts have said there was no evidence to suggest the leak 
posed a significant hazard to human health or the environment.
Photo:  Martin Argles for the Guardian

Greenpeace has called for an investigation into a potential cover-up of a nuclear accident after Russia’s nuclear agency had denied European reports of increased ruthenium-106 levels. Rosgidromet, the weather monitoring service, released test data on Monday that showed levels were indeed much higher than normal. The most potent site was Argayash in the south Urals, where levels were 986 times the norm.

Argayash is about 20 miles from Mayak, a facility that reprocesses spent nuclear fuel. The plant facility issued a denial on Tuesday. “The contamination of the atmosphere with ruthenium-106 isotope registered by Rosgidromet is not linked to the activity of Mayak,” a statement said.

How Facebook and Google Threaten Public Health - and Democracy


'Substance cannot compete with sensation, which must be
amplified constantly, lest consumers get distracted and
move on.'  Photo: Anadolu Agency/ Getta Images
How Facebook and Google threaten public health – and democracy
by Roger McNamee, Opinion, The Guardian, 
11 November 2017

The sad truth is that Facebook and Google have behaved irresponsibly in the pursuit of massive profits. And this has come at a cost to our health

In an interview this week with Axios, Facebook’s original president, Sean Parker, admitted that the company intentionally sought to addict users and expressed regret at the damage being inflicted on children.

This admission, by one of the architects of Facebook, comes on the heels of last week’s hearings by Congressional committees about Russian interference in the 2016 election, where the general counsels of Facebook, Alphabet (parent of Google and YouTube), and Twitter attempted to deflect responsibility for manipulation of their platforms.

GE Faces Lawsuit Over Role in Fukushima

GE faces lawsuit over role in Fukushima nuclear disaster
by Jon Chesto, GLOBE STAFF, 
bostonglobe.com, 18 November 2017

A group of Japanese businesses and doctors sued General Electric Co. in Boston federal court on Friday, claiming the industrial giant was reckless and negligent in its design of the reactors and related systems at the core of the Fukushima nuclear disaster in 2011.

The plaintiffs claim Boston-based GE knowingly used a reactor design at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant that would fail to protect against the possible threat of earthquakes and tsunamis, a natural risk in that area.

The plaintiffs are seeking class-action status for businesses in the area that suffered economic damage as a result of the disaster, which displaced as many as 150,000 people.

Among other things, the lawsuit claims GE and its partners lowered a protective cliff by more than 60 feet, placing the plant and all six of its GE-designed reactors closer to the Pacific Ocean and in the path of the severe tsunami that struck on March 11, 2011.

What Are Smartphones Doing to Young People?

What are smartphones doing to young people?
cbc.ca/radio, 19 November 2017
(click "Listen" in original article to hear full interview)

(Photo): Three-quarters of North American teenagers either own or have access to a smartphone. Too much screen-time has been linked to sleep disruption, loneliness, anxiety, depression and even an increased risk of suicide. (Credit: iStock/Getty Images)

The average age at which kids in the U.S. become smartphone owners is 10 years old.

​In 2015, the Pew Research Center found that 75 percent of American teenagers either owned or had access to a smartphone.

​Something that didn't even exist 11 years ago is now so essential to life in the modern world that few people — including kids — can imagine life without them.

But what has this technology done to young people's cranial hardware?

Tech addiction

Finding My Way through Multiple Chemical Sensitivities

Finding My Way through Multiple Chemical Sensitivities
by Susi Lippuner, WVE Member, womensvoices.org, 15 November 2017

Susi Lippuner
Had I known then what I know now, the depth and severity of the multiple chemical sensitivities/environmental illness that I developed would have been far less. I fit a common profile: female – with Chronic Fatigue, some thyroid inconsistencies, upper airway symptoms and a past history of adverse drug reactions.[1] I had no significant discernible cause of my symptoms, and I lacked in the knowledge and resources for the help that I needed.

In 1992, Dr. William Rea documented that 13% of his patients suffering from environmental illness became ill after an acute chemical exposure, 24% of his patients could trace the onset of their illness to an overwhelming massive trauma, childbirth or surgery, and 60% percent of his patients had no significant discernible cause of illness.[2]It is commonly estimated that 12 – 16% of the population reports being sensitive to chemicals with approximately 4 % of these being affected daily by exposure to chemicals.[3]

Cell Towers, Mobiles Spell Doom for Honey Bees

Cell towers, mobiles spell doom for honey bees
by VKL Gayatri, THE HANS INDIA, 20 November 2017

Honey Bees
Visakhapatnam: Natural honey will become dearer and the next generations may have to content with factory-made artificial honey with population of bees dwindling across the country. Experts say high range of radiation levels being released by cell towers and mobile phones are making honey bees forgetful of their famed memory, resulting in their not returning their combs.

According to the research studies, the cause of the sudden decrease in bee population is radiation released from the cellular towers and mobile phones. The signals from the mobiles and towers are not only confusing the bees, but also sounding a death knell to them.

5G Wireless Technology: Cutting Through the Hype

This article contains excerpts extracted from a 23-page special report from RCR Wireless that cuts through much of the hype surrounding the deployment of 5G. 

5G Wireless Technology: Cutting Through the Hype

saferemr.com, 13 November 2017

The CTIA, the wireless industry trade association, has launched an advertising campaign entitled, "The Global Race to 5G." The ads claim that unless the U.S. wins this "global race" to become the first nation to deploy the fifth generation of wireless technology or 5G, we will not reap the economic benefits of this technology.

The CTIA claims that "compared to today's 4G networks, 5G will be up to 100x faster, support 100x more devices, and provide a 5x faster response time." Moreover, the association asserts that the nation's wireless industry is prepared to invest $275 billion in 5G which will yield three million new jobs and $500 billion in economic growth. If we win the global race, the "next-generation of wireless will drive $2.7 trillion of new economic benefits to American families and businesses."

Minnesota: State Alleges 3M Chemicals Caused Cancer and Infertility, Alleges $5 Billion in Damage

3M produced PFCs, one of the most widely used chemicals in the world, for 50 years at its manufacturing plant in Cottage Grove. The compounds were used in ScotchGuard, Teflon, degreasers and many other household and industrial products. 3M stopped producing them more than a decade ago. But for many years, the company dumped waste containing PFCs at four sites in the southeast metro, contributing to one of the most severe and pervasive groundwater contamination problems in the state...

State alleges 3M chemicals caused cancer and infertility, alleges $5 billion in damage
by Josephine Marcotty, Star Tribune, 21 November 2017

Suit seeks $5B, says pollution increased rates of cancer, infertility. 

(Photo): The logo for 3M appears on a screen above the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017. Caterpillar and Post-it note maker 3M lead a rally in industrial companies, while banks are climbing along with interest rates.

Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson says toxic chemicals dumped by 3M Co. in the east metro suburb Oakdale caused higher rates of cancer, infertility and low birthweight babies — the first time anyone has estimated the potential human health impact of groundwater contamination in the area since the problem came to light almost two decades ago.

In court briefs filed Friday, Swanson included the conclusions of an expert environmental witness, while alleging that the health and environmental damage of the contamination totals $5 billion and arguing that 3M should be liable for punitive damages.

18 November 2017

Germany Bans Children's Smartwatches

The German telecoms regulator urged parents to destroy
children's smartwatches
Germany bans children's smartwatches
by Jane Wakefield, Technology reporter, BBC News, 17 November 2017

A German regulator has banned the sale of smartwatches aimed at children, describing them as spying devices.

It had previously banned an internet-connected doll called, My Friend Cayla, for similar reasons.

Telecoms regulator the Federal Network Agency urged parents who had such watches to destroy them.

One expert said the decision could be a "game-changer" for internet-connected devices.

"Poorly secured smart devices often allow for privacy invasion. That is really concerning when it comes to kids' GPS tracking watches - the very watches that are supposed to help keep them safe," said Ken Munro, a security expert at Pen Test Partners.

"There is a shocking lack of regulation of the 'internet of things', which allows lax manufacturers to sell us dangerously insecure smart products.

Changing the Frame

Changing the Frame
DAW, grassrootsinfo.blogspot.ch, 24 August 2015

I’m a fan of linguistic expert Dr. George Lakoff, and of his profound little book Don’t Think of an Elephant. His logic about how to frame communications is so powerful and so simple it astounds me that more people don’t get it.

Lakoff’s central theme (with apologies to GL for my inelegantly expressed version of his thesis) is that if you want to convince someone of your argument, you need to frame it in a way that fits their understanding of the world.

Many people in the advocacy world believe that if they simply present the “facts” with enough fervor and volume, their opponents will eventually capitulate. No, says Lakoff, forget that. That almost never works.

Instead, try to frame your argument using words and phrases that trigger a response in your audience that puts you both in the same thought framework.

Our BabySafe Project (www.babysafeproject.org) is a prime example.

17 November 2017

Vietnamese Teenager Dies after Being Electrocuted by iPhone Cable in Her Sleep

Vietnamese teenager dies after being electrocuted by iPhone cable in her sleep
by Aris Folley, AOL.com, 16 November 2017

A 14-year-old girl reportedly died after being electrocuted while charging her iPhone 6.

According to the Independent, Le Thi Xoan was found unconscious by her parents with her phone lying beside her in their home in the Vietnamese region of Ha Tinh.

The teenager is believed to have rolled over her phone charging cable, which police described as frayed and "broken down," and was exposed to the live wire.

Le Thi Xoan (Facebook)

Local police Chief Tran Anh Son said the girl's parents rushed her to a nearby hospital immediately after discovering her unconscious. Medics were unable to revive the teenager and pronounced her dead shortly after.

Doctors were also able to confirm her cause of death was by electrocution.

Global Action ALERT! Sign on to the International Letter of Support for New U.S. Ban Asbestos Bill

This is a call to sign the letter of international support for the Ban Asbestos now act before the U.S. Senate by 1st December 2017. Anyone in the world may sign this joint letter urging the U.S. Senate leadership to pass this bill so that it can be signed into law (just click after ADD YOUR NAME HERE in the text below). Asbestos claims the lives of an estimated 200,000 worldwide every year. In the U.S., asbestos imports doubled in 2016, and the national mesothelioma death rate has gone up, too. Despite this, the U.S. is the only industrialized Western nation yet to ban this known carcinogen. 

I have a personal stake in this issue. My beloved companion died in 2009 from mesothelioma resulting from exposure to asbestos.  Linda Reinstein, the advocate for this action, is the widow of Alan Reinstein who died from mesothelioma in 2006.

Global Action ALERT! Sign on to the International Letter of Support for New U.S. Ban Asbestos Bill
Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, 16 November 2017

The Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization (ADAO) is working fast and hard to build continued support for S.2072, the Alan Reinstein Ban Asbestos Now Act of 2017 (ARBAN), the ban asbestos bill introduced in the Senate on Nov. 2. View the official bill online here.

As part of this effort, we are asking our U.S. and international allies to sign on to a joint letter urging the U.S. Senate leadership to swiftly pass ARBAN so that it can be signed into law and start saving lives.

ADD YOUR NAME HERE: 

Mobile Phones Cause Lethal Type of Brain Cancer, Major Study Expected to Declare

Mobile phones cause lethal type of brain cancer, major study expected to declare
by Bryan Hubbardwddty.com, 13 November 2017

An important study into the safety of mobile (cell) phones is expected to report early next year that the devices can trigger the most lethal form of brain cancer, glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).

The US National Toxicology Program (NTP) will shortly release the full results of its $25m research project that involved exposing laboratory mice and rats to 10-minute bursts of cell-phone radiation for two years.

In an early release of the initial findings, the NTP researchers discovered that brain tumours had developed in the male rats, and that DNA in their brains had been damaged—something that sceptics have said was not biologically possible.

Anticipating the full results, some academics are already calling for a reclassification of mobile phone radiation as a definite carcinogen (cancer-causing agent) in humans. Dr Anthony B Miller, a professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto, stated at a lecture last month: "The evidence indicating wireless is carcinogenic has increased and can no longer be ignored."

Gadgets Cause Brain Cancer in Toddlers

Sub Division of Gynecology Oncology Department Obgin of
Gatot Soebroto Army Hospital, Dr. Toto Imam SpOG (K).
Gadgets Cause Brain Cancer in Toddlers
en.netralnews.com, Indonesia (West Java), 
16 November 2017

BEKASI, NETRALNEWS.COM - Sub Division of Gynecology Oncology Department Obgin of Gatot Soebroto Army Hospital, Dr. Toto Imam SpOG (K) said toddlers who use electronic devices (gadgets) directly to their ears can develop brain cancer.

According to Toto, this happens due to the radiation beam rays from the device that is so strong for toddlers. Simply put, radiation from a device can pass through the ear to the entire brain region of a toddler.

UK Intelligence Agencies Face Surveillance Claims in European Court


The cases raise questions about the way GCHQ (above),
MI5 and MI6 share surveillance material with the US and
other foreign governments. 
Photo: Barry Batchelor/PA
UK intelligence agencies face surveillance claims in European court
by Owen Bowcott Legal affairs correspondent, The Guardian, 7 November 2017

Civil rights groups bring first major legal challenge since Edward Snowden’s whistleblowing revelation

The first major challenge to the legality of UK intelligence agencies intercepting private communications in bulk, following Edward Snowden’s whistleblowing revelations, is due to be heard by the European court of human rights (ECHR).

Three separate British cases brought by civil rights groups will be considered together by seven judges in Strasbourg on Tuesday, raising questions about the way GCHQ, MI5 and MI6 share surveillance material with the United States and other foreign governments.

One of the claims, brought by an alliance of 10 human rights organisations, has been considered by the investigatory powers tribunal (IPT) in London, which takes some of its evidence in secret.

California: Lawsuits Claim Faulty PG&E Smart Meters Started House Fires

Lawsuits claim faulty PG&E Smart Meters started house fires
abc30.com, 17 November 2017

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) --It can happen in a flash. Fiery videos posted to YouTube by several homeowners show fires they blame on smart meters. Jose Valdez does not have the video of the fire at his Firebaugh home in September 2015, but he thinks this is basically what happened. The fire spread across his driveway and back towards the bedrooms in his home.

"It was pretty scary. I mean, I have two little girls, a 6-year-old and a 4-year-old at the time. They were all scared," said Valdez.

Valdez and his family ran out and firefighters had already started pouring water on the house.
He noticed several PG&E employees got there almost as quickly, and he says one of them removed the smart meter while the firefighters worked. Firebaugh's fire chief saw it too.

16 November 2017

iPhone X and Freezing Weather: Can Smartphones Die in the Bitter Cold?

Tony Stein, who works an information security analyst in Anchorage... Stein says he doesn't generally do anything out of the ordinary to protect his phone from frigid Alaska temperatures. He does what most of us do. He keeps the phone in his pocket whenever possible. Your best defense is likely to be your own body heat. 

NEVER KEEP YOUR CELL PHONE IN YOUR POCKET!! Your best defense to protect yourself from RF radiation is to keep the phone at a distance from your body. And here, this poor guy is protecting his phone from the cold by putting it in his pocket!

iPhone X and freezing weather: Can smartphones die in the bitter cold?
by Edward C. Baig, USA TODAY, 15 November 2017

Some of Apple's $1,000-plus iPhone X's didn't work immediately when the temperature dropped. Sounds alarming, right?

(Photo:  Fort Kent Outdoor Center)
Apple's promise of a software update to its latest phone, to fix a problem reported by some users that they don't respond when suddenly exposed to frigid weather, raises the question of whether these increasingly sophisticated devices are rugged enough for extreme temperatures.

It turns out most major manufacturers, including Apple, suggest their devices work best in the climate our bodies also prefer — and when it gets frigid, to turn the phone off (and head inside).

That seems like a tall order for phone owners where it regularly slips to the single digits or worse. So we asked cell-phone repair shops in Canada and Alaska this question: Can it get too cold to run smartphones?

It is the “battery, battery, battery,” that is most vulnerable to the elements, says Roger Gurney, owner of Arctic Tech Solutions in Fairbanks, Alaska.

The Death of Us - How We Sell Out Our Kids

Opinion: The death of us — how we sell out our kids
by CALVIN WHITE, Opinion, vancouversun.com, 10 September 2017

Our chidren's world is the one they relate to on their
gadgets.  NAM Y. HUH / AP
We are in the vortex of an epidemic, and a generation is dying. But you won’t read a Centre for Disease Control or Public Health announcement declaring it so. At least not until it’s too late. While fentanyl deservedly gets the acute alarm that growing numbers of corpses usually evokes, the non-physical and less-quantifiable mental and emotional dying of our young from the addictive relationship with technology receives a shrug of the shoulders. One reason is that with fentanyl we don’t insist on studies or research to prove anything because our direct experience overrides that academic routine. Another reason is because the dying is bit by bit in terms of intellectual and emotional functioning rather than a less-deniable physical atrophy.

Cellphone EMF-Blocking Products Put In A Real World Test

Electrical Engineer and EMF Specialist Michael Neuert of the EMF Center says shielding is tricky. “In most cases, the shields, when used in the correct way, will reduce your exposure significantly. But under the right circumstances, they can actually make things worse.”

With or without products, Neuert says, the best way to reduce exposure is to increase your distance and decrease your length of use. Or better yet, keep your phone in airplane mode as often as you can. Neuert also recommends using speakerphone over wired headsets. Experts say the wires can still conduct some EMF. However, they recommend wired headsets instead of Bluetooth.

Cellphone EMF-Blocking Products Put In A Real World Test
by Julie Watts, sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com, 14 November 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — Whether or not you’re concerned about the “potential” health effects of the radio frequencies emitted by your mobile devices, the sale of RF-blocking products is quickly becoming a lucrative industry.

New York: Life Isn't Easy for Smart Meter Opponents

Life isn’t easy for smart meter opponents
by Paul Smarthudsonvalleyone.com, 14 November 2017

Raji Nevin and Steve Romine
When the New York Public Service Commission recently put out a press release announcing its resolution of a Central Hudson stand-off regarding charging consumers to opt out of use of its ‘smart meters,’ Woodstocker Steve Romine chuckled at the ‘news’ from his Fitzsimmons Lane home that was cut off the grid by the region’s energy monopoly four and a half years ago.

As he would then note in a letter that ran in last week’s Woodstock Times, “Could it be this press release came about because I had just served them with court papers with legal action a couple of days before?”

Mother Who Believes a 'Wi-Fi Allergy' Drove Her 15-Year-Old Daughter to Kill Herself Urges the Removal of Wireless Internet from Schools across Britain

Jennifer Fry
Mother who believes a 'Wi-Fi allergy' drove her 15-year-old daughter to kill herself urges the removal of wireless internet from schools across Britain
by ALEX MATTHEWS FOR MAILONLINE,  
16 November 2017

  • Jennifer Fry found hanged in woodland near her home in Oxfordshire, April 2015
  • Inquest heard she was depressed by the suicide of her friend Tom a year earlier
  • But, her mother Debra claimed her allergy to Wi-Fi was reason behind her death
  • Mrs Fry is now campaigning for Wi-Fi to be banned from schools and hospitals

A mother who believes her 15-year-old daughter took her own life because she was 'allergic to Wi-Fi' has called on the Government to ban wireless devices in schools.

Jennifer Fry was found hanged in a woodland near her home in Chadlington, Oxfordshire, during April 2015.

The teenager was still wearing her school uniform when she was discovered by her mother Debbie - six months after she had written her first suicide note.

15 November 2017

2016 Non-compliant Smartphones

Among the non-compliant smartphones: Apple iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S5.  Attention:  these phones are emitting higher levels of radiofrequency radiation than the manufacturers claim, making them a risk to health, especially for children.  

2016 Non-compliant Smartphones 
commentcamarche.net.13 November 2017

These smartphones could probably no longer be sold. Released in 2016, they no longer respect the SAR (Specific Absorption Rate).

The electromagnetic radiation measured by SAR is subject to more stringent regulation. Surprising consequence: not very old models of smartphones could not pass the new tests.

This is the case, for example, with smartphones from 2016 such as the Acer Liquid Z330, the Haier E50L, the Wiko Fever, the Microsoft Lumia 650, the Huawei P9 and even old flagships such as the iPhone 5 and the Samsung Galaxy S5. To become compliant, a simple update of the operating system would suffice on many of these models. For others, it would require a hardware replacement and repositioning of the antenna. 

14 November 2017

The Mysterious Illness That Makes Women Allergic to The Modern World

The Mysterious Illness That Makes Women Allergic to The Modern World
by Dominique Sisley, illustrated byLia Kantrowitzbroadly.vice.com, 23 October 2017

Multiple chemical sensitivity is a relatively unknown condition that makes its (mostly female) sufferers debilitatingly sensitive to common substances like smoke, perfume, and cleaning products.  Why is it barely recognized by the medical community?

Nicole Parisi had just moved to LA when she was first diagnosed with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity syndrome. As an artist, she had spent years coming into contact with harsh chemicals—regularly using paints, inks, and solvents for her screen print projects. Each time she handled them, though, she would notice a range of subtle bodily reactions.

These reactions got steadily more intense over a 20-year period. Friends' perfumes began to burn her eyes, bringing on searing headaches and dizzy spells. Vinyl ink and screen cleaners—products she used regularly for her art—started to clog her throat, leaving her wheezing and struggling to breathe.

Trump’s Legacy: Damaged Brains

Imaging by Bradley Peterson, via Proceedings of the
National Academy of Sciences
"Trump’s most enduring legacy may be cancer, infertility and diminished I.Q.s for decades to come."

Trump’s Legacy: Damaged Brains
by Nicholas Kristof, Opinion, The New York Times, 28 October 2017

This is what a common pesticide does to a child’s brain.

The pesticide, which belongs to a class of chemicals developed as a nerve gas made by Nazi Germany, is now found in food, air and drinking water. Human and animal studies show that it damages the brain and reduces I.Q.s while causing tremors among children. It has also been linked to lung cancer and Parkinson’s disease in adults.

The colored parts of the image above, prepared by Columbia University scientists, indicate where a child’s brain is physically altered after exposure to this pesticide.

This chemical, chlorpyrifos, is hard to pronounce, so let’s just call it Dow Chemical Company’s Nerve Gas Pesticide. Even if you haven’t heard of it, it may be inside you: One 2012 study found that it was in the umbilical cord blood of 87 percent of newborn babies tested.

Are Antidepressants Contributing to the Diabetes Epidemic?

Are Antidepressants Contributing to the Diabetes Epidemic?
by Joe Graedon, The People's Pharmacy, 26 October 2017

We have been blaming the diabetes epidemic on overeating and a sedentary lifestyle. No doubt both contribute. Some antidepressants may also be contributing.

There is a diabetes epidemic in the United States. It is also striking the rest of the world. Some experts are calling the diabetes epidemic the largest epidemic in human history. The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) estimates that over 400 million people around the world have diabetes. According to the CDC, more than 100 million U.S. adults “are now living with diabetes or pre diabetes.” That fits our definition of a diabetes epidemic.

Younger People Are Part of the Diabetes Epidemic:

The rate of type 2 diabetes, formerly known as “adult onset diabetes,” has been rising rapidly among young Americans. While many experts attribute this increase to changes in diet, a new study indicates that medication use also plays a role.

Microwave Radiation: Why Should Consumers Be Concerned?

Microwave Radiation: Why Should Consumers Be Concerned?
by Catherine Frompovich, activistpost.com, 7 November 2017

How do you think consumers, taxpayers, local governance and enforcement agencies would react if a federal or state law were passed which required herbicides (toxic chemical substances that kill plants) be sprayed by companies or contractors daily-every minute of the day-and those laws, plus the spraying activities those laws enabled, could not be opposed nor challenged by citizens or local governments for health reasons or other valid concerns, e.g., those herbicides were damaging and killing vegetable gardens, fruit trees, lawns including trees and shrubs, plus causing serious headaches, sinusitis, liver, kidney and eye problems, skin rashes and even brain fog?

Dutch 'Smoking Is Murder' Case Goes Global; Lawsuits in 17 Countries

If anyone has more news about this case after July 2017, please share with us.

The lawyer, Dutch cancer association KWF and lung cancer patient Anne Marie van Veen are charging four tobacco manufacturers with attempted murder or manslaughter, attempted aggravated assault with premeditation, attempted deliberate harm to health with premeditation and forgery. 


DUTCH 'SMOKING IS MURDER' CASE GOES GLOBAL; LAWSUITS IN 17 COUNTRIES
by Janene Pieters , nltimes.nl, 4 July 2017

Smoking / Flickr
Lawyers in 17 countries are following Dutch lawyers' lead in suing the tobacco industry for attempted murder or aggravated assault. Anti-smoking organizations and lawyers from 15 countries gathered in Geneva recently to discuss the Dutch appraoch to the, until now, unique case, AD reports.

Germany and Belgium are also interested, but did not make it to the meeting in Switzerland, according to the newspaper.

At the meeting Dutch lawyer Benedicte Ficq and lung doctor Wanda de Kanter informed their international colleagues on how they are approaching the case in the Netherlands. The lawyer, Dutch cancer association KWF and lung cancer patient Anne Marie van Veen are charging four tobacco manufacturers with attempted murder or manslaughter, attempted aggravated assault with premeditation, attempted deliberate harm to health with premeditation and forgery.

Schools and Cellphones: In Elementary Schools? At Lunch?

Schools and cellphones: In elementary schools? At lunch?
by Donna St. George
The Washington Post, 
13 November 2017

(Photo): From left, Jack Doyle, 13, Ryan Ward, 14, Aiden Franz, 13, and Gray Rager, 14, use their cell phones during lunch at Westland Middle School in Bethesda, Md., on Nov. 2. (Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post)

It’s been a long time since mobile phones arrived in the nation’s schools, but educators are still grappling with what to do about them.

Should they be allowed in elementary schools? What about middle-schoolers using them at lunch? Which limits make the most sense for devices so ubiquitous?

What has become a more settled matter for high school students is sparking questions and controversy in lower grades, some two decades after mobile phones became an inescapable part of the cultural landscape.

The debate has emerged in Maryland’s biggest school system — in suburban Montgomery County — where some of the rules have been relaxed in recent months.

Bill Gates Makes $100 Million Personal Investment to Fight Alzheimer's

Microsoft founder Bill Gates looks on during
a healthcare event in Brussels, Belgium,
February 16, 2017
. Reuters/Eric Vidal/File Photo
Bill Gates makes $100 million personal investment to fight Alzheimer's
by Kate Kelland, Health, Science Correspondent, Reuters, 13 November 2017

LONDON, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is to invest $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund, a venture capital fund that brings together industry and government to seek treatments for the brain-wasting disease.

The investment - a personal one and not part of Gates’ philanthropic Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - will be followed by another $50 million in start-up ventures working in Alzheimer’s research, Gates said.

With rapidly rising numbers of people suffering from Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, the disease is taking a growing emotional and financial toll as people live longer, Gates told Reuters in an interview.

“It’s a huge problem, a growing problem, and the scale of the tragedy - even for the people who stay alive - is very high,” he said.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration Approves Pill with Sensor that Digitally Tracks If Patients Have Ingested their Medication

FDA approves pill with sensor that digitally tracks if patients have ingested their medication
FDA News Release, November 13, 2017
New tool for patients taking Abilify

Summary

FDA approves Abilify MyCite, a pill with a sensor that digitally tracks if patients have ingested their medication

Release

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved the first drug in the U.S. with a digital ingestion tracking system. Abilify MyCite (aripiprazole tablets with sensor) has an ingestible sensor embedded in the pill that records that the medication was taken. The product is approved for the treatment of schizophrenia, acute treatment of manic and mixed episodes associated with bipolar I disorder and for use as an add-on treatment for depression in adults.

The system works by sending a message from the pill’s sensor to a wearable patch. The patch transmits the information to a mobile application so that patients can track the ingestion of the medication on their smart phone. Patients can also permit their caregivers and physician to access the information through a web-based portal.

13 November 2017

"Phonegate" Cell Phone Radiation Tests of France Violate Safety Limits - Lecture by Dr. Marc Arazi, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, 31 July 2017

Dr. Devra Davis (Environmental Health Trust) points out that for over a decade researchers have repeatedly published about this issue and have long recommended updating “antiquated” cell phone radiation test systems. “Now we have government documentation on hundreds of cell phones providing clear and undeniable evidence that current cell phone test methods fail to protect the public.”... “Tests must include children with consideration for their unique vulnerabilities. Not only are children smaller and thus will have proportionately higher exposures to cell phone radiation than adults but also remember that children’s brains are rapidly developing. Regulations must assure children are protected,” stated Dr. Arazi.

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/

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.

Keep Your Kids Away From Connected Toys

"Like most of the data we voluntarily donate to internet companies, our kids' data probably won't be used for an evil purpose. But one breach is enough to change that, and to plunge a family into hell. If parents don't realize that, it can only fall to regulators to make sure kids are protected."

Keep Your Kids Away From Connected Toys
by Leonid Bershidsky. bloomberg.com. 28 February 2017

Despite a multitude of warning signs, parents are exposing their children to digital dangers at an increasing rate.

A wolf in teddy bear's clothing.  Photographer:
laurenspolding via Getty Images
How dangerous is a teddy bear or a doll? In the Internet of Things era, it's not an idle question but one for parents and regulators to ponder seriously.

On Monday, Troy Hunt, the cybersecurity expert who maintains the "Have I been pwned?" database of major breaches affecting the clients of internet businesses, revealed a problem with CloudPets, a series of cuddly toys made by a U.S. company called Spiral Toys. The toys allow parents to talk with their kids remotely. The conversations were recorded and stored -- along with users' encrypted passwords -- on an unprotected server that belonged to a Romanian company called mReady. The passwords were easy to break. Hunt listened to some of the messages -- sweet nothings kids want to say to their parents. Any malicious actor could have figured out how to communicate with the kids. Apparently, the exposed database was located numerous times using a search engine that finds connected devices, and attempts were made to hold Spiral Toys for ransom.

Digipigi, a Potential Health Risk to Children: Letter to "Family First Switzerland"

We objected to this photo in the
article because, if connected to Wi-Fi,
the iPad should not be held on a
child's lap.
Today, we mailed this letter to the group, "Family First Switzerland" after we saw their online article promoting the Digipigi:  "That`s why Digipigi can teach kids in Switzerland about money”.  For now, the connected piggy bank is sold only in Switzerland, however, the idea may catch on with banks in other countries.  If this happens  in the United States, we promised to alert the group, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood which has clout regarding forcing manufacturers to pull connected toys from the market.  The group shares our concerns about the impact of a device such as Digipigi on a child's development.

Promotion of Digipigi

Dear Sir/Madam,

We were very concerned to read the article, “That`s why Digipigi can teach kids in Switzerland about money” on your site.

The Digipigi, destined for children from age 3, is a potential health risk to children. It functions with a smartphone and Wi-Fi connection, exposing the child to radiofrequency (RF) radiation each time the child uses the object.

12 November 2017

Billionaire Ex-Facebook President Sean Parker Unloads on Mark Zuckerberg and Admits He Helped Build a Monster

Billionaire ex-Facebook president Sean Parker unloads on Mark Zuckerberg and admits he helped build a monster
by Rob Priceuk.businessinsider.com, 9 November 2017


Sean Parker, the former president of Facebook.
Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen
  • Facebook's first president, Sean Parker, has been sharply critical of the social network, accusing it of exploiting human "vulnerability."
  • "God only knows what it's doing to our children's brains," he said.
  • His comments are part of a wave of tech figures expressing disillusionment and concern about the products they helped build.

Sean Parker, the first president of Facebook, has a disturbing warning about the social network: "God only knows what it's doing to our children's brains."

Speaking to the news website Axios, the entrepreneur and executive talked openly about what he perceives as the dangers of social media and how it exploits human "vulnerability."

"The thought process that went into building these applications, Facebook being the first of them ... was all about: 'How do we consume as much of your time and conscious attention as possible?'" said Parker, who joined Facebook in 2004, when it was less than a year old.

A Group of Scientists Opposes ICNIRP

A Group of Scientists Opposes ICNIRP


On 3 March 2017, a scientific delegation was received by Dr. Maria Neira, Director of Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, at the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva and by Dr. Emilie van Deventer, Head of the International Project on Electromagnetic Fields at WHO.

Following this meeting, the members of the delegation who were present decided unanimously to combine their efforts to have WHO finally recognize the non-thermal effects of electromagnetic fields (EMF).

It was decided to create a working group within the European Cancer Environment Research Institute (ECERI) to oppose the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radio Protection (ICNIRP).

At ECERI - www.eceri-institute.org/ , to date, the members of the working group are:

Prof, Dominique Belpomme (France)
Prof. Igor Belyaev (Slovakia)
Dr. Ernesto Burgio (Italy)
Prof.  David Carpenter (USA)
Prof. Lennart Hardell (Sweden)
Dr. Magda Havas (Canada)
Prof. Gérard Ledoigt (France)
Prof. SMJ Mortazavi (Iran)
Prof. André Vander Vorst (Belgium) 

The finalization of a publication on the thermal and non-thermal effects of radiofrequencies is in progress.

(Bulletin in French)
http://www.artac.info/fic_bdd/pdf_fr_fichier/BI_85_15093591130.pdf

Translation by Editor of "Towards Better Health"

11 November 2017

Michigan: Family Chooses to Live with no Power Rather than a DTE Smart Meter

Family chooses to live with no power rather than a DTE Smart Meter
by: Hilary Golston, fox2detroit.com, 9 November 2017


(WJBK) - It's a debate that continues to rage on, can the radiation Smart Meters give off, cause cancer?

A family in Lenox Township in Macomb County, is worried not only about their health but the question of surveillance. So much so that they're living without power and using a generator instead

They claim their power was cut off by DTE Energy because they don't want the Smart Meter and haven't been set up to get the new opt-out version. They're sticking it out because they feel it's their right to.

"My mom passed away from brain cancer so the health issues is a big concern," said Cindy Michaels.

Health Issues - Heads in the Sand, Pies in the Sky: Governments Deny the Facts of Life

Image submitted by Olga Sheean
"We should not have to fight for protection from our own government, which is supposed to keep us safe."

Health Issues | Heads in the Sand, Pies in the Sky: Governments deny the facts of life
by Olga Sheean, thegreengazette.ca
6 November 2017

When wisely applied and when based on empirical research, science helps keep us safe. Science makes sense of things and helps us understand how things work. It stops us from sticking our fingers in electrical sockets or from thinking we can fly if we jump off a high building, in defiance of the law of gravity. It provides us with a solid, reliable, fact-based foundation and a better awareness of the laws of physics and nature that govern our existence. And it enables us to make informed choices that are healthy and sustainable for people and the planet, while protecting physical infrastructures, the economy, and our essential humanity. We disregard it at our peril.

Yet many governments, including Canada’s, have rejected the solid scientific evidence of the harm caused by humanmade electromagnetic fields (EMFs). Despite the 25,000+independent, peer-reviewed studies by scientists, doctors, epidemiologists, biologists, and researchers who have published their findings in scientific and medical journals, government healthcare agencies are categorically denying, diminishing, or distorting the facts regarding the proven dangers of radiofrequency/microwave radiation in our environment.

10 November 2017

Cancer Cluster at Top NYC School Near Ground Zero, Grad Says

It was later established that the Twin Tower ruins contained over 2,500 contaminants, including:
(See our post: "Dust to Dust - the Health Effects of 9/11".)

- Over 400 tons of asbestos
- 90,000 liters of jet fuel containing benzene
- Mercury from over half a million fluorescent lights
- 200,000 pounds of lead and cadmium from personal computers
- Up to 2 million pounds of PAH from diesel-fueled fires
- 130,000 gallons of transformer oil containing PCBs
- Crystalline silica from 420,000 tons of concrete, sheetrock and glass

by Carl Campanilenypost.com, 9 November 2017

Firefighters and other first-responders who worked at Ground Zero aren’t the only ones suffering 16 years later from exposure to toxic debris.

UIG via Getty Images
Local school kids who are now young adults have come forward, revealing they’ve battled cancers and lung diseases covered by the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund.

Michele Lent Hirsch, 32, was a senior at Stuyvesant HS, on Chambers Street, just a couple blocks from Ground Zero, when she saw the first tower fall from a classroom window.

In 2010, she was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, one of 68 cancers eligible for health coverage through the VCF.

Hirsch was only 25 when she was diagnosed.

09 November 2017

The EU and Glyphosate: It's Time to Put Children's Health Before Pesticides

The EU and glyphosate: it's time to put children's health before pesticides
by Baskut Tuncak, The Guardian, 6 November 2017

Some European countries are blocking the attempt to give glyphosate
a new 10-year licence.  
Photo:  Remy Gabalda/AFP/Getty Images
A pending decision on Monsanto’s ubiquitous weedkiller is a crucial opportunity to protect our children from the toxic cocktail of pesticides polluting their food, water and play areas

Our children are growing up exposed to a toxic cocktail of weedkillers, insecticides, and fungicides. It’s on their food and in their water, and it’s even doused over their parks and playgrounds. Many governments insist that our standards of protection from these pesticides are strong enough. But as a scientist and a lawyer who specialises in chemicals and their potential impact on people’s fundamental rights, I beg to differ.

Fourteen New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health

Fourteen 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, 7 November 2017

Evaluation of children exposure to electromagnetic fields of mobile phones using age-specific head models with age-dependent dielectric properties

Mohammed B, Jin J, Abbosh A, Bialkowski K, Manoufali M, Crozier S. Evaluation of children exposure to electromagnetic fields of mobile phones using age-specific head models with age-dependent dielectric properties. IEEE Access. PP(99). 2017

Abstract

Given the rapid introduction of mobile phones and other portable wireless devices into society, and the increased possibility of young children using or being exposed to electromagnetic (EM) fields, a study of specific absorption rate (SAR) in the head of young children is becoming increasingly relevant. To accurately evaluate the exposure of children to electromagnetic fields, realistic head models, which consider the age-specific anatomical structure and age-dependent tissues dielectric properties, are developed. During postnatal development of human tissues, the number and size of cells increase while the proportion of water content decreases. Such changes result generally in significant changes in the dielectric properties of tissues. The SAR levels for different ages are investigated using the developed child’s head models when young children or their parents use a standard mobile phone.

08 November 2017

The Hidden Dangers of Cell Phone Radiation: 2007 Article on the Research of Dr. George Carlo - Part 2

The Hidden Dangers of Cell Phone Radiation
by Sue Kovach, lifeextension.com, August 2007 - page 2

Dr. Carlo’s Continuing Work

Following the loss of his home, Dr. Carlo collaborated with Washington columnist Martin Schram—who in the course of the work did his own research to corroborate Dr. Carlo’s view on things—to write Cell Phones: Invisible Hazards in the Wireless Age (Carroll & Graf, 2001). He wrote his book as what he thought would be a last volley at the cell phone industry.

“I needed to tell the whole story in one place. I didn’t have the resources or the manpower to match what the cell phone industry was doing to try to discredit the work,” says Dr. Carlo. “Based on the book, a number of lawsuits were brought against the industry, and insurance carriers began excluding cell phone-related health risks in their coverage. It created a very difficult situation in the industry and for myself. I was worn out fighting that battle. In 2002, after I’d done my book tour, I just decided to take a break for a couple of years.”