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W.E.E.P. News

The Canadian initiative to stop Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution

29 January 2013

 
 

Europe Report – Call for action to reduce harm from mobile phone radiation

The report makes four specific recommendations about cell phones:

a. Governments, the mobile phone industry, and the public should take all reasonable measures to reduce EMR exposure, especially from mobile phones, particularly exposure to children and young adults who are likely most at risk for brain and salivary gland tumors. The report recommends texting, use of hands-free sets, and improved design of phones which generate less radiation and make hands-free use more convenient.

b. Governments should reconsider the scientific basis for the present exposure standards “which have serious limitations such as reliance on the contested thermal effects paradigm; and simplistic assumptions about the complexities of radio frequency exposures.”

c. Mobile phones should be required to have effective labeling and warnings about potential risks for users.

d. Adequate funding should be provided for the “urgently needed research into the health effects of phones” and base stations. Funding could include industry grants and a small fee on the purchase and/or use of mobile phones.

It is time for the U.S. to end its two decades of denial and assume a leadership role in adopting precautionary measures to reduce the potential harms associated with exposure to mobile phone radiation. Otherwise we may a steep price in terms of preventable health care costs, lost productivity, and reduced quality of life.

 
 
Part C – Emerging issues [4.2 MB] See Pages 541 to 561 re Mobile Phone Dangers
 
Sylvie
 
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News from France

The number of angry parents, mayors and other players in France keeps on increasing to the point where a group of representatives at the France National Assembly are presenting (January 31st) the first comprehensive legislation to protect the population against microwave radiation including the following:
-WiFi regulation replacing wireless routers by hard wired routers in all public schools, hospitals, libraries and other public areas…(I do not know about private businesses like cafes…)
-Lowering the power of cell phone towers signals as low as reasonably achievable (based on the ALARA Principle)
-A stricter regulation for the implementation of cell phone towers, with required construction permits, and transparence in the implementation and planning of an electro-magnetic cadaster
-The development and launching of an education campaign on the dangers of electro-magnetic radiation
-The recognition/acceptance of EHS (electro hyper sensitivity), defined as an intolerance to electro-magnetic fields
 
The legislation proposal is based both ON the Precautionary Principle and on the scientific research to date. As you know, the industry will always claim that the research is not conclusive, but independent researchers counter that they have proven beyond doubt that the increasing microwave radiation is going to lead to a major health crisis in the coming years.
It will be interesting how the Industry in France will fight it. “Robin des Toits” has a task force supporting the legislation and their website http://www.robindestoits.org  (in French) will keep their readers informed. It will create more awareness in the French public, even if it does not pass right away, because the young and not so young generation in France is like here, intensely glued to their wireless toys.
Rodrigue
 
PS In the advent some parties decide to have WiFi free zones, it means that in cafes or libraries for example, clients could be given the option to connect through Ethernet cables. But the new tablets do not have a connection port. Apple and other manufacturers of wireless equipment are all designing with the belief that wireless cannot be reversed back to hard wiring. They maybe wrong! 
 
 
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These persons are living hell and they need help

Jean Claude Morin in defense of electrosensitive

Having had the curiosity to learn more about electrosensitivity there ten years is a phenomenon directly related to his profession, electrician Jean-Claude Morin did not meet today hard at work to defend those who suffer.
Topics: City of Magog, Sherbrooke, Magog

“I do not lead a battle, but an awareness based on true events.” This is one of the first sentences he launched at a press conference in Sherbrooke to protest against the installation of new smart meters. Alongside including the Magogoise Chantal Blais achieving electrosensitivity, Mr. Morin wanted to demystify the condition of these people by his skill and experience in this field.

“I remember, there are about a dozen years, I went to a lady to repair a power outage as I did on a regular basis in my work, says the main person. However, what struck me is that this person reminded me the next day to tell me that she regretted having called upon my services, since it felt better without electricity. His testimony was arrested me and this is when I decided to do some research on EHS, who was little known at that time. “

Over time, the electrician furthered his research by reading and went to meet these people “allergic” to electromagnetic fields to help find practical solutions, including a redesign of their residence. “Only in Magog, I know a dozen people electro. There must be even more knowing that I do not know everyone and some dare not say out loud for fear of being called crazy. There are even those who are rejected by their family and friends so there is prejudice and ignorance. These people live in hell and they need help, “he says.

To do his utmost to improve the lives of those people who experience pain virtually permanent, Jean-Claude Morin has developed strong ties that brought him much as a human being. “It is extremely rewarding to put happiness into the lives of these people. It happened to me often to receive a check with a letter of thanks. This is not necessarily something usual in my job, but this is the kind of attention that makes you realize a lot of things, “says the electrician thanking the City of Magog’s decision to stop installation of new smart meters.

 
 
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EHS: a relentless fight for Chantal Blais

Even though she felt intense pain, even unbearable, due to the waves emitted by the equipment used by the media, Chantal Blais took the time to explain the usefulness of an RF detector.

Even though she was well aware of all the physical and mental ailments that should endure when leaving home, the Magogoise Chantal Blais once again took his courage in both hands, on January 16.  Achieving electrosensitivity, she braved the pain to continue its mission to educate the public and politicians about the damage caused by electromagnetic fields, including those issued by the new smart meters.

Alongside Magog electrician, Jean-Claude Morin, as well as the representative of the group Estrie, Marc Robert Blais told with great emotion the plight facing it daily, like hundreds of other people Quebec.  Testimony difficult to deliver its sad reality, but also due to the fact that the press conference was attended by a dozen members of the press, equipped for most technological equipment emitting waves. Devices that the resident must Magog, in normal times, avoid at all costs in order to get some relief from pain altogether everywhere.

“To reduce my pain, I had to leave my home in Magog that I shared with my mother 81 years I helped seven years, says Chantal Blais. I also left my fiance and my friends to take refuge in a small wooden hut in a valley of the Sutton area, where the presence of the waves is really minimal.  This place is without electricity, with only an outhouse, a small kitchen sink with only cold water, a propane camping stove for cooking and a small fridge located about 50 feet from my cabin.  This is the only place where I found my pain decreases. “

However, Ms. Blais can not remain in this isolated corner during the winter, which forced him to return to ground magogois last November. Unfortunately, all her pain recurred. “I am concerned for my health tremendously in the coming months. They are inhuman suffering that are difficult to describe with words so they are unbearable. There are headaches, nausea, heart palpitations, sleep problems, fatigue, pervasive, difficulty breathing, skin problems, muscle aches and tremors.  Sometimes I’m not even able to walk and talk. I saw a nightmare, “she says.

Knowing that there is no remedy against EHS, at least for now, Chantal Blais must accept that her fight is for the rest of his days. The only thing it requires is an understanding on the part of policy makers, who have the power to not make the situation worse than it already is.  Which could lead to default by such municipalities are unmetered emitting radio frequencies.

Since otherwise, the hope of a better life is suddenly shattered.  And hopeless, it is difficult to have the strength, energy and will to survive in this chaos.

“A friend of mine ehs has decided to end her suffering last summer.  It is in her memory that I want to fight and barricade, because I wish with all my heart that no one alive live the same as us,” she says with her voice trembling with emotion.

 
 
Sylvie
 
 
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January 24, 2013 (NAPERVILLE, Ill.) (WLS) — They were arrested for interfering with the installation of so called Smart Meters at their homes. Thursday evening, one of the two Naperville women arrested is speaking out about their opposition to
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Virginia Smart Meters
 
Centre for Safer Wireless
 
 
 
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Quebec Smart Meters
 
The customer can opt for a ‘No Radio-Freqency Meter’.
 
 
Shan
 
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B.C. Smart Meters

Still smarting at the decision to install

 
 
 
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Florida Smart Meters
 
Such concerns were voiced at a meeting this week attended by hundreds of residents of The Villages, the booming retirement community northwest of Orlando.
 
 
 
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Cancer fears over mobile phone antennae at university in Hong Kong

Residents count 87 rooftop antennae, or base stations, dotted liberally across campus buildings in what may be the highest density of mobile phone antennae per head of population anywhere in Hong Kong.

Concerns over the antennae have escalated to the point where residents are questioning whether there is a link between cancer cases on the campus in recent years involving both teaching staff and students.

 
 
 
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She lost her mother Joy to stomach cancers in November at age 71, her 31-year-old electromagnetic fields from electricity utilities a cancer risk.
 
 
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After comparing the weather data with the headache journals, the researchers found that a lightning strike within 25 miles of a person’s house was linked to a 31 percent increased risk of any kind of headache, and a 28 percent increased risk of the more severe migraine headache.

 
Sylvie
 
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Raccoons Suffering from Brain Cancer

But Pesavento and Piazza hope also to answer eventually the bigger question: Is there an environmental cause to the disease outbreak?

“Raccoons are a good sentinel species to what’s going on in our back yard,” Piazza said. “If they’re getting cancers and living in our water sources and trash and back yards, then it’s something to pay attention to.”  (And exposed to our wireless radiation).

http://www.sfgate.com/science/article/Mystery-of-fatal-raccoon-disease-solved-4187778.php#ixzz2J9EpJVAe

 
Sharon
 
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20 amazing facts about the human body

Many of the most exciting discoveries in all fields of science are being played out in the human body

 
 
 

To sign up for WEEP News: newssignup@weepinitiative.org  (provide name and e-mail address)

W.E.E.P. – The Canadian initiative to stop: Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution

http://www.buergerwelle.de/en/

Pulsed Electromagnetic Devices Pose Health Risks
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3226/

The human body as a walking RF antenna
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3240/

Tumour fear cuts chatter as woman switch off their mobile phones
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3232/

Why Our Urban Trees are Dying
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3228/

Barrie Trower predicts economic and ecological systems collapse
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3225/

Scientists manipulated research played down brain tumour risks in children
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3230/

Cancer Industry: Profits Before Lives
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3237/

Killer Cell Phones: Why Honeybees Are Dying Worldwide
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3239/

The Latest Danger: ‘Smart Meters’
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3233/

SmartMeters and Electropollution
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3254/

Smart Meters: not so smart an idea
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3227/

Cellphones ring in alarm bells
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3251/

Wi-Fi making kids, teachers sick?
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3253/

Brennan Park phone tower fight looms
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3231/

Money for masts
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3234/

Phone mast plan fury residents in blockade
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3238/

Parents worried at new mast scheme
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3241/

B.C. Hydro program sparks up a storm of controversy
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3243/

CTIA again tries to block San Francisco cell phone radiation ordinance
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3244/

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W.E.E.P. News

The Canadian initiative to stop Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution

12 January 2013

 
 
WiFi in Schools: The facts

Published on Dec 11, 2012 by Wi FI Australia

Very informative video from Australia, about the dangers of Wi Fi in schools

 
 
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FDA Approves Magnetic Helmet For Treating Depression

Today the United States Food and Drug Administration approved a device that treats depression using… magnets. About 14.8 million American adults, or 6.7 percent of the U.S. adult population, are diagnosed

with major depression in a given year, and antidepressant medications often don’t help.

 
Sylvie
 
Comment:  Isn’t this ironic, using electro magnets to cure brain harm, caused by electro magnetic radiation!
 
 
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Electromagnetic Radiation and Potential Adverse Health Affects

For the last 15 years we have seen, worldwide, a marked increase in illnesses such as cancers, cardiac illness, obesity, diabetes, asthma, allergies in children, short term memory problems and sleeplessness, to name but a few.
 
 
Robert
 
 
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New Wireless Danger in Chelsea
 
The Mayor’s office and the City of New York’s Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications worked with Google and Chelsea Improvement Company to transform the two companies’ aspirations into a reality, advising them on installation.
 
 
Edgar
 
 
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Harm To Children
 

“Mycket tid framför skärm splittrar barns liv”

A very prominent Swedish professor in pediatrics, Hugo Lagercrantz, yesterday has publicly spoken out in a brilliant commentary in the Swedish Medical Association’s journal “Läkartidningen”. In his article he points to the fact that children spending time in front of computer screens, Ipads, etc., will fragmentize their life and that it can lead to concentration difficulties, decreased language development, impaired reading skills, as well as obesity.

 

http://www.lakartidningen.se/07engine.php?articleId=19078
 
His excellent article supports what I, and many others, already have written about, see among many e.g. Johansson O, “Läsplatta, ja, men varför ingen förståelseplatta…?” (=”An e-reader, yes, but why not an e-understander…?”, in Swedish), Teknikdebatt.se 18/4, 2012
http://teknikdebatt.se/debatt/lasplatta-ja-men-varfor-ingen-forstaelseplatta
 
Olle
 
 
 
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City of Arlington, Texas v. FCC
 
Next Wednesday, January 16, 2013, the US Supreme Court will hear oral
argument in the very important case, City of Arlington, Texas v. FCC. 

For 17 years, the Federal Communications Commission has been steadily
whittling away at the power of cities and counties to regulate cell
towers.  If the Supreme Court sides with Arlington in this case, this
will change the momentum back in favor of local control.

In November 2009, the FCC adopted its infamous “shot clock rule,” under
which municipalities must grant or deny permits for telecommunications
facilities within very short time periods–90 days for a co-location,
and 150 days for a new facility.  In other words, once a company submits
an application, if the city doesn’t make a final decision within 90 or
150 days, the tower is deemed automatically approved.  These time
periods are so short that local regulations which require adequate
public notice, a public hearing, and a procedure for appealing, could no
longer be complied with.  The effect would be carte blanche to the
telecom companies to build towers wherever and whenever they please,
bypassing many if not most local ordinances. 

The City of Arlington immediately asked the US Court of Appeals for the
Fifth Circuit to invalidate the new rule, but in January 2012, the Court
of Appeals upheld the rule.  In October the Supreme Court agreed to hear
the case–a sign that it thinks the FCC may have overstepped its
authority.

Joining Arlington in its challenge to the FCC are the City of Los
Angeles, the County of Los Angeles, the City of San Antonio, the County
of San Diego, the Texas Coalition of Cities for Utility Issues, and the
Cable, Telecommunications, and Technology Committee of the New Orleans
City Council.

Amicus (Friend of the Court) briefs in support of Arlington have been
submitted by the National Governors Association, National Conference of
State Legislators, Council of State Governments, International
City/County Management Association, Government Finance Officers
Association, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners,
the Cato Institute, the Southern Company, the American Farm Bureau
Federation, the US Chamber of Commerce, the National Association of Home
Builders, NFIB Small Builders Legal Center, National Mining Association,
Retail Litigation Center, International Municipal Lawyers Association,
National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors,
National League of Cities, US Council of Mayors, National Association of
Counties, City of Carlsbad, California, City of Dubuque, Iowa, National
Water Resources Association, Association of California Water Agencies,
and Westlands Water District. 

Briefs in support of the FCC were submitted only by CTIA-the Wireless
Association, Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile, and PCIA-The Wireless
Infrastructure Association.

Arthur

Cellular Phone Task Force
info@cellphonetaskforce.org
 
 
 
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The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada on Wednesday agreed to let local power utility NV Energy charge ratepayers to opt out of the company’s smart-meter program. The commission also approved an analog meter as the alternative to smart meters,
 
 
 
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Annapolis utilities customers may have more options when it comes to smart meters at their homes and businesses thanks to a ruling by the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) on Monday. In a split decision, the PSC voted to require Baltimore Gas
 
 
 
 
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 China – Fiber-based smart grid is to support advanced communications
 
A passive optical network brings optical fiber cabling and signals all or most of the way to the end user
 
 
 
Comment:  It appears that China may install a much safer and more secure smart network than North America, and it can be used safely for other communications!
 
 
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You should focus on the truly damaging health effects of WiFi
 
 
 
 
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Swiss Electrosmog Congress in April
 
 
Iris
 
 
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Cellphone and cellphone-tower radiation is the most widespread fallout of the electromagnetic age and among its most contentious issues.
 
 
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Portable Cell Phone Towers

Below is a link is to an article concerning placement of portable cell phone towers (COWS) on the mall during the upcoming Presidential inauguration.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/inauguration/cell-towers-added-on-mall-to-deal-with-extra-data-from-smartphones-tablets/2013/01/04/d24b8a70-5689-11e2-a613-ec8d394535c6_print.html

This is indicative of a mentality that is creating a much larger problem—a problem capable of destroying human health and our economy.

 “Last time around, the sheer number of people overloaded the system and many cellphones in the crowd just couldn’t get a signal,” Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies <http://www.inaugural.senate.gov/ , said in a statement. “We don’t want that to happen again,” he said. “The inauguration is a once-in-a-lifetime experience … so we’re putting measures in place to make sure people can call, tweet, Facebook and document their experience on smartphones and social media.”

Seems President Obama and Senator Schumer have not read the 2012 GAO report“Exposure and Testing Requirements for Mobile Phones Should Be Reassessed”, the 2011 World Health Organization International Agency for Research on Cancer classification of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic, the 2010 President’s Cancer Panel Report that expresses concerns about the relationship between cell phones and cancer, the new BioInitiative report (link attached) and the  American Academy of Pediatrics letter to the FCC recently.

It comes down to children’s health and well-being, writes AAP President Dr. Robert Block, who notes that “standards are based on the impact of exposure on a large adult male, not on women or kids. Children, however, are not little adults and are disproportionately impacted by all environmental exposures, including cell phone radiation. In fact, according to [the International Agency for Research on Cancer], when used by children, the average RF energy deposition is two times higher in the brain and 10 times higher in the bone marrow of the skull, compared with mobile phone use by adults”.

Calling upon the telecom industry to mount portable towers throughout the crowds is analogous to recklessly spraying the 1.8 million attendees with DDT (same classification as the microwave radiation emitted by cell phones and cell towers according to the WHO). Sounds ridiculous, doesn’t it?

 Representatives Waxman, Eshoo, Markey, Kucinich, Issa, the late Senator Specter, Senators Harkin, Sanders and Leahy, along with many others such as Newsom (CA), Boland (ME),  Leno (CA), and Brown (PA) have set the wheels in motion in various ways. We thank them and pray they will follow through with their sincere efforts to bring the critical truth to the American people as soon as possible. Since 1997 legislators such as Markey and Lieberman have shown concern about the adverse health effects of microwave radiation.

 

President Obama recently stated at Newtown: “This is our first task — caring for our children. It’s our first job. If we don’t get that right, we don’t get anything right. That’s how, as a society, we will be judged. And by that measure, can we truly say, as a nation, that we are meeting our obligations? Can we honestly say that we’re doing enough to keep our children — all of them — safe from harm…….”?

Yes, President Obama, it is time to keep them safe from harm even when this bloodshed may not be seen for years. Our children and grandchildren are being subjected to excessive levels of cumulative radiation and are at great risk according to over 1800 INDEPENDENT studies showing deleterious effects from non-ionizing radiation. The risks include, but are not limited to, autism, cancer, and damage to fetuses and sperm. Yet, the regulatory agencies mandated to protect us from the known health risks of microwave radiation claim there is still a debate and more research is needed. This is a stall tactic.

 Brain tumor rates related to cell phone use are on the rise, especially for those who began using a phone before the age of 20.  

 

We do not advocate against the use of this valuable technology. We do advocate that our government should step to the plate, as many other nations have, and advise their citizens of the hidden language in the cell phone manuals, the excellent independent science and ways to protect themselves and their children as to safe use of this ubiquitous device. Some countries have banned the sales and use of cell phones to those under 18. The President’s Cancer Panel and the WHO advised of simple precautions but our nation did nothing to pass that information on to our citizens. We are seeing many Americans in their 20’s, 30’s and 40’s with brain tumors that were more likely than not attributable to their cell phone use. Many are already deceased leaving young children behind.   Is this how we want to be judged? 

My colleagues and I are optimistic that 2013 is the year that our legislators will take serious action to get to the bottom of this critical issue affecting each of us no matter what our race, religion, status or age. We all use cell phones. Please combine your efforts to warn the American citizens now that cell phones, as currently used, do cause deleterious health effects. We cannot simply wait for more research and more bodies.

 

We will be contacting you in the near future to discuss specific action you can take NOW to protect the American people from the known hazards of microwave radiation emissions.

 

With hope for a more just and healthy tomorrow,
Ellen (Ellie) Marks    
Director, California Brain Tumor Association

 
 
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U.N. Investigates Electromagnetic Terrorism

Older article from 12.02.08
 
 
 
Marika
 
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Articulate speakers addressed issues such as opt-out fees, health, privacy, security and costs, but the general tone was outrage that there would be any charge to opt out, especially for low-income people living in multi-family residences with multiple meters who cannot afford to opt out. The word “extortion” was commonly used in most of the speakers’ testimonials.
 
 
 
 
 
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W.E.E.P. – The Canadian initiative to stop: Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution

http://www.buergerwelle.de/en/

Pulsed Electromagnetic Devices Pose Health Risks
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3226/

The human body as a walking RF antenna
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3240/

Tumour fear cuts chatter as woman switch off their mobile phones
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3232/

Why Our Urban Trees are Dying
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3228/

Barrie Trower predicts economic and ecological systems collapse
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3225/

Scientists manipulated research played down brain tumour risks in children
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3230/

Cancer Industry: Profits Before Lives
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3237/

Killer Cell Phones: Why Honeybees Are Dying Worldwide
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3239/

The Latest Danger: ‘Smart Meters’
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3233/

SmartMeters and Electropollution
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3254/

Smart Meters: not so smart an idea
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3227/

Cellphones ring in alarm bells
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3251/

Wi-Fi making kids, teachers sick?
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3253/

Brennan Park phone tower fight looms
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3231/

Money for masts
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3234/

Phone mast plan fury residents in blockade
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3238/

Parents worried at new mast scheme
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3241/

B.C. Hydro program sparks up a storm of controversy
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3243/

CTIA again tries to block San Francisco cell phone radiation ordinance
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3244/

People power halts roof mobile phone mast, in Sutherland Grove, Teddington
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W.E.E.P. News

The Canadian initiative to stop Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution

8 January 2013

 
 
BioInitiative 2012 Report Issues New Warnings on Wireless and EMF

A new report by the BioInitiative Working Group 2012 says that evidence for risks to health has substantially increased since 2007 from electromagnetic fields and wireless technologies (radiofrequency radiation). The Report reviews over 1800 new scientific studies. Cell phone users, parents-to-be, young children and pregnant women are at particular risk.
 
 
 
 
 
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You’ve heard about concerns over smart meters that transmit intimate details of power consumption by radio waves, as well as the related dangers from the  related dangers from the transmissions from cell phones.  Now, it appears, American consumers also may have reason to worry about their water meters.

http://texansagainstsmartmeters.com/?p=424

 
 
 
 
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Is Your Headache Caused by Electro-Smog?
 
More people are experiencing headaches, tinnitus, brain fog, ear pressures, sleep disorders, neurological symptoms, cardiac, and cancer risks, plus more. There are even mysterious hums that people hear.
 
 
Felicia
 
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Health Department worried over radiation from cell phone towers

Earlier, Santosh Kumar Rai, a member from Kurnad constituency, told the meeting that there were enough cases of cancer in Phajir and Kurnad villages. He said it was suspected that the radiation from cell-phone towers caused health problems. The member said the population of sparrows and crows was decreasing. This had been attributed to radiation from the cell phone towers.
 
 
Robert
 
 
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Beware of the Dangers of Wireless Pacemakers

Pacemaker hack can deliver deadly 830-volt jolt

The trend is now to go wireless. Several medical manufacturers are now selling bedside transmitters that replace the wand and have a wireless range of up to 30 to 50 feet. In 2006, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved full radio-frequency based implantable devices operating in the 400MHz range, Jack said.

 
Marika
 
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Many people unaware of radiation risk from CT scans

One-third of people getting a CT scan didn’t know the test exposed their body to radiation, in a new study from a single U.S. medical center.

Researchers found the majority of patients also underestimated the amount of radiation delivered by a CT scan, and just one in 20 believed the scan would increase their chance of ever getting cancer.

 
Patricia
 
 
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Smart Grid Dialog with Tim Schoechle and Camilla Rees
 
Interesting audio recording.
 
 
 

 

 
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Well I know there are a lot of groups fighting the smart meter installs. Big brother, health and safety-all of that but…
 

http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/rural-living/267263-smart-meter-rant-technology-going.html

 
 
 
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More Wireless dangers – from small cell sites
 
 
Hillar
 
 
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Technocracy’s Endgame: Global Smart Grid

The dark horse of the New World Order is not Communism, Socialism or Fascism: It is Technocracy.

 
John
 
 
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Cellphones and Cancer in Africa
Most of Africa’s around 2,000 languages have no word for cancer. The common perception in both developing and developed countries is that it’s a disease of the wealthy world, where high-fat, processed-food diets, alcohol, smoking and sedentary lifestyles fuel tumor growth.

Yet Adu’s is one of an estimated one million new cancer cases sub-Saharan Africa will see this year – a number predicted to double to 2 million a year in the next decade.

 
 
 
Digital revolution lights up Africa with maps, mobiles, money and markets (and Cancer?)
 
 Numerous social networks specifically for mobiles have sprung up, offering cheap or free communication for their users. Mxit and 2go from South Africa have 44m and 20m users respectively, the latter mostly in Nigeria
 
 
Robert
 
 
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Spray-on Nanoparticle Mix Turns Trees Into Antennas

Not only can the sprayed-on nanoparticles make trees into antennas, but it can also extend the range of an existing antenna by a factor of 100, according to one of the principals of the company, Anthony Sutera. For instance, in RFID tags the nanoparticle spray extended the readable range of the tag from a mere five feet (1.5 meters) to 700 feet (200 m).

 
Catherine
 
 
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Radiation affects health: global report
 
A global report (BioInitiative) published on Sunday has turned the tables on cellular phone operators and even the civic body, who have been claiming that there is no “conclusive evidence” to prove the correlation between exposure to mobile tower radiation and health problems.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/Mumbai/Radiation-affects-health-global-report/Article1-985985.aspx

 
also
 
“Essentially, body processes can eventually be disabled by incessant external stresses (from system-wide electrophysiological interference) and lead to pervasive impairment of metabolic and reproductive functions,” it adds.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Cell-use-towers-health-hazard-Global-survey/articleshow/17932839.cms 

 
 
 
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The study concluded that “the proportion of newly developing cancer cases was symptoms” (NSHS) reported by people close to cell phone towers are real.
 
 
 
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W.E.E.P. News

The Canadian initiative to stop Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution

2 January 2012

 
A Subtle Addiction
 

A new book that addresses ‘the dangers of obsessive over use by children of their electronic toys and education aids’.

 
 
Sharon
 
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BC Smart Meters
 
We just got good news that BC Hydro has missed its deadline for the smart meter program and is extending it another year.
 
Thousands refuse smart meters; installation deadline extended by Rob Shaw – Times Colonist – December 27, 2012:
– http://
www.timescolonist.com/news/local/thousands-refuse-smart-meters-installation-deadline-extended-1.35806
 
Of course they say it’s due to labour shortage – NOT. They sent their Corix installers to Alberta a few weeks ago. And to material shortage – NOT. All the meter companies have a surplus due to the protests across North America.
 
We have more than 100,000 homes refusing meters according to Hydro which has not been honest about anything so I bet this number is much higher. A couple of months ago it was 250,000, but due to bullying, threats and lies some people did give in.
 
I believe if we stand firm and continue to refuse we can beat this illegal, dangerous program.
 
A nice belated Christmas gift.
 
Sharon
 
 
also -
 
 
TV coverage:
 
 
Two local interveners have asked the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) to suspend the proceedings until FortisBC has done all their research and included a wired in option in their business plan.

http://rosslandtelegraph.com/news/west-kootenay-residents-request-fortisbc-smart-meter-application-suspended-22281#.UN5283cS_zw

 

Since BC Hydro does not have an opt out option for smart meters this imposition restricts my ability to limit my exposure and protect my health. This is a violation of my right to be safe in my own home

http://www.canada.com/convinced+meters+safe/7752037/story.html

 
Val
 
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Kenya – Endless Debate on Mobile Radiation
 
“The health risks associated with the use of electronics is a growing concern,” says Ochillo Ayacko, Chairman of the Nuclear Electricity Development Project (NEDP) in Kenya’s Ministry of Energy.
 
 
 
 
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Saudi Arabia - Too much cell phone usage could affect your health

The Saudi Medical Journal recently reported a study conducted by the College of Medicine in King Saud University that showed prolonged usage of cell phones by participants was associated with a number of health problems. Those who were frequent users of their cell phones suffered more fatigue, headaches, dizziness, tension, and sleep disturbances than the less frequent users.

http://www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method=home.regcon&contentid=20121227147265

 
 
 
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Joani Hollebone radio programme “Character Driven”
 
November 5, 2012.
The first of a two part series on smart meters and electromagnetic smog with Olle Johansson, professor of Neuroscience at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden.

 

Part two of my discussion with Professor Olle Johansson and Dr. Ilya Sandra Perlingeri.

Dr. Olle Johansson, of the Department of Neuroscience, at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden and an author of The BioIniative Report discusses the decades of research reviewed in the report and what it means for our health.

Environmental writer, former university professor and scholar, Dr. Ilya Sandra Perlingieri, is the author most recently of The Uterine Crisis. This book is the result of 15 years of her independent research linking women’s reproductive illnesses with invisible environmental toxins.

 
 
 
 
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Sweden – WE ARE ALL EXPOSED

The Swedish Radiation Protection Foundation: There are strong reasons to believe that the consequences for the public health, and especially for the young generations, will be serious if the population and the society don´t start to take urgent measures to broadly inform about the risks and take immediate steps to reduce the exposure.

http://www.stralskyddsstiftelsen.se/op/english

 

Agneta

 
 
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Stray Voltage harming cows and people
 
Dancing is associated with a joyous occasion unless it happens to be a cow doing it.
‘Dancing cow’ is a term describing an animal feeling the pain of stray current which causes it to step back and forth in an effort to break the circuit of electricity flowing through its body. It is associated with cows repeatedly kicking off milking equipment as well. 
    It is neither joyous for the cow or its owner for that matter, although the pain felt by the latter is best described as financial and/or emotional in nature. It is a situation that has grown increasingly common on dairy farms but only more recently brought into the open. 
    The suppression has been attributed to a combination of circumstances -from the utilities providing the electricity claiming there was no problem or at least not from their perspective to farmers themselves hiding the situation in much the manner of someone concealing a contagious disease. 
    “It is not the sort of things farmers want to talk about at the coffee shop,” said Dr. Magda Havas, an associate professor of environmental and resource studies at Trent University in Peterborough. 
    She was one of a panel of speakers addressing the topic of stray current, often referred to as tingle/stray voltage or dirty electricity, at a public forum sponsored by the Perth County Federation of Agriculture recently in Listowel. 
    Also addressing the 100-plus people in attendance were three farmers whose lives and farm businesses had been severely affected by stray current causing a myriad of diseases to their livestock -from breeding problems, to lameness, abortion and death itself. 
    Tavistock-area dairy farmer Mark Erb, a sixth generation farmer milking 100 cows, said loneliness best described how he felt in dealing with the debilitating effect of stray current in his barn: seven cows dying in the period of a week; 14 heifers dying over a two-week period with 41 eventually dying over several months. 
    “Laughing on the outside, crying on the inside,” was the subtitle given to his talk referring to the effort of putting on a brave, stoic face to the surrounding farm community when the problem suddenly descended on his farm in July of 2008
    However the stress of trying unsuccessfully to correct the situation with -feed suppliers, veterinarians, electricians -as milk production and income dropped, took a toll on his health. To save his own life required open heart surgery in 2010. 
    “What is happening in the barn is happening in the house,” said Erb of the stress on family relationships. Eventually he felt he had to talk openly about the associated problems, although with difficulty, even in the silent pauses taken at the meeting to regain composure. 
    Various people responded by saying the problem was caused by poor management until you eventually believed it yourself, said Erb. 
    Through installation of filters and blockers to deflect or reroute the stray current, Erb did eventually begin to get the problem under control on his operation, although some breeding problems have persisted. 
    THE STRESS has not left entirely either as two neighbours within a mile and a half begin having similar problems with their livestock which they attributed to the action taken by Erb at his farm. He was accused of being the cause of the problem rather than a victim. 
    Stray current appears to have a fairly straightforward pattern made more complex by human attempts to deal with it. As explained by panel member Lorne Lantz: for every single electron of electrical current leaving the source via a conductor a single electron must be returned to the source. 
    The job of returning the electron to its source is done by the neutral or fourth wire accompanying the three wires distributing electricity in a conventional three phase power grid. 
    The ever-increasing load demand on the outf low of electrons has resulted in inadequate controlled means of returning electrons to the source on the neutral side. As a result the electrons use the earth – whereever it can find the path of least resistance -as a means of returning to the source. 
    Dr. Havas suggested the problem could be solved by simply installing a second neutral wire in the system operated in Ontario by Hydro One. 
    So far Hydro One has dealt with the problem by installing ground rods at every third hydro pole, connected to the neutral wire to facilitate completion of an uncontrolled electric pathway back to the source. 
    “Your home, shed and barns are being used as ground rods by the utility,” said Lantz, a former dairy farmer in the Wellesley area whose trouble with stray current resulted in him taking a new career path as a consultant dealing with the associated problems. 
    He has worked with farmers all across Ontario in identifying sources of stray current -the term he prefers to use instead of stray voltage -on their farms. 
    “Farmers are responsible for manure dumps but utilities dump current and no one says a word,” said Lantz. 
    WHILE DR. Havas and Lantz suggested the grounding of neutral at every third pole is a quick, cheap fix by Hydro One that has only exacerbated the problem, John Kalich, manager of distribution planning for Hydro One at the Barrie headquarters says that’s not so. His department is responsible for power quality and reliability. 
    “That is the way the system was designed from the beginning,” said Kalich referring to when electricity was first brought to the province a century ago with the installation of four to six ground rods every kilometre. 
    Kalich was invited to the meeting by organizers. He said he had considered participating as a speaker but felt he was “outmanned” and sensed an air of hostility in the room. 
    “They are fearmongers” said Kalich of the message being presented by panel members. He suggested panel members were creating the impression that every farm in Ontario was being threatened with economic ruin because of stray current. “That is obviously not the case.” 
    In reference to the three farmers who spoke at the meeting, he noted that their situations had been resolved over time. Hydro One has a guideline of steps to follow for customers suspecting they have a problem with stray current, beginning with an examination of their electrical system by a qualified electrician. 
    While Kalich noted he had 17 electrical engineers under his supervision, Dr. Havas suggested that lawyers, not engineers, occupied top management positions for Hydro One. 
    If action taken by Hydro One to correct the problem was successful it would then point blame for its financially damaging effects at Hydro One, leaving the utility open for legal action, so steps are not taken for corrective action, suggested Dr. Havas. 
    SO WHILE the physical element of electrical current is straightforward enough the argument as to who is responsible for controlling it -the human element -has many twists and turns. Even the terminology used to describe the problem -referred to as pollution in the failed attempt by the province in 2006 to deal with it in the ‘Ground Current Pollution Act’ -is vague and perhaps misleading. The private members bill died with the change of government. 
    Then there are: the various means of measuring and/or quantifying the actual current on site; the wide range of frequencies more or less damaging; where to properly measure it, at the cow, on the transformer pole stack, in the yard; maximum acceptable limits for livestock and humans; etc. etc. etc
    There may be future attempts to deal with the problem via legislation, but the farm population has the political power of a pen-light battery and is unlikely to create any sense of urgency around finding a solution, especially if it is an expensive one in a deficit-challenged province. 
    The Ontario Energy Board continues to monitor the situation after soliciting input from all parties involved. 
    In the meantime it will continue to cost farmers affected hundred of thousands of dollars in lost production from livestock, said Dr. Havas
    She added that it is often farmers who are the most successful managers, who have constructed modern livestock facilities, who experience stray current attracted to the steel used in newer buildings as well as the large liquid-filled cement manure holding tanks whose underground piping systems provide easy access to the building interior. 
    Problems are more common on farms at the end of a distribution line or where the three phase distribution is split out to single phase feeder lines. 
    The political impetus to address the problem could yet come from the general population because stray current is also an increasing problem in urban metropolises, said Dr. Havas. 
    Dogs walking over dampened steel man hole covers in New York have been electrocuted recently. Owners walking their dogs are being advised not to use metal leashes. 
    The issue is so complex and difficult to understand the general public just looks the other way. But that could change if the health of pets is affected, said Dr. Havas adding the more important issue will be human health. 
    One area both Hydro One’s Kalich and panelists could agree on is the demand put on the system by electrical equipment that didn’t even exist when the distribution system was established. 
    Large variable speed electric motors common on farms for such things as vacuum milking pumps or ventilation fans – while designed to save electricity by matching current to varying demand -emit higher volumes of stray current than conventional electric motors. 
    There was agreement as well that wind turbines and invertors from solar panels, with installations popping up all across the rural landscape, are a potential source of stray current. This does not bode well in conjunction with a distribution system that was carried out as cheaply as possible in the first place to rural areas from cities because of a smaller customer base, said Dr. Havas
    Considering green electricity is being strongly promoted by the ruling Liberal government, farmers may face Hydro One and Queens Park in the deflecting of stray ground current and responsibility.
Source: BY BOB REID For Ontario Farmer
Section: Dairy Page: B10
Memo: The writer lives in Shakespeare farmhouse@cwisp.ca
 
 
Note:  Stray voltage is not known to many people and is very difficult to tetect and measure, yet it may be affecting the health of millions of people in North America due to a badly designed electrical grid system.
 
 
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Wireless Power – another new danger

“It is not hard to imagine that in the next few years, you go to a coffee shop, sit down in a chair, sign into a power zone, and charge your phone or laptop,” said Richard Martin, editorial director for Pike, a market research group that focuses on smart-energy solutions. “We predict this technology taking off in a similar fashion to how Wi-Fi got its start a decade or so ago.”
 
 
 
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Ocean Beach Cell Towers
 
The European Union believes  cell phone towers pose such health risks that it recommends that they be kept clear of schools. The Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest in the country, has banned them
 
 
 
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Hobbit Living
 
 
Catherine
 
 
 
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Italy – No mobile phone warning!
 
This article (in italian), by Sabrina Giannini on “Corriere della Sera”, a major newspaper in our Country.
 

She tells how the Ministry of Health just resigned, did not want to make any information campaign on the correct use  of mobile phones, despite promises of Board of Health (Consiglio Superiore Sanità) in November 2011. So she has realized the spot “never appeared” on tv, using our decalogue.

We continue to put pressure on the Ministry also with letters of formal notice sent by people who had fallen ill (acoustic neuroma, in particular) due to mobile phones use.

 
At the moment we have many people in this condition who are starting lawsuits.

 

http://www.corriere.it/inchieste/reportime/salute/spot-che-ministri-non-hanno-mai-fatto/c44acb5c-5058-11e2-a2f4-57facfb76e8a.shtml

 
Laura
 
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Petition – Restrict WiFi for health reasons
 
Persons who have become ill from wireless radiation from cell phones, smart meters and other wireless devices cannot enter libraries or medical facilities without getting ill.  Some even suffer life threatening conditions.   Wifi is being banned in many schools and libraires etc in Europe due to scientific research showing that children, the ill, pregnant women & over exposed men are particularly at risk. 
 

I have created a petition to The United States Senate.  Please sign this petition:

http://signon.org/sign/petition-title-restrict?source=c.em.cp&r_by=5244254


Jennifer Wood
 
 
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Nuclear Law Suit
 

SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan — Eight sailors from the USS Ronald Reagan are suing Japan’s nationalized Tokyo Electric Power Co., claiming it lied about dangers from a radiation leak when they helped out after last year’s nuclear plant disaster and that they will almost certainly die prematurely as a result.

The sailors allege a host of medical conditions, from headaches and difficulty concentrating to rectal bleeding and thyroid problems, as a result of the exposure and say they will have to undergo more medical tests and expensive treatments in the future, their lawyer Paul Garner said Thursday.

http://www.military.com/daily-news/2012/12/28/us-sailors-sue-japan-utility-in-radiation-exposure.html

Patricia
 
 
Ever noticed how many electrical utility companies seem to be lying, providing false information and putting people at risk?
Is this an (electrical) institutional problem that must be addressed?
 
 
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December 29, 2012 (San Diego)—A federal lawsuit has been filed by Celeste Deborah Cooney, who alleges that radiation from a bank of smart meters left her unable to reside in her home. Defendants in the suit include the SDG&E, the State of California,
 
 
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Are laptops destroying your manhood?

Now I am well past the age to worry about my sperm. But, I am concerned about my brain, heart, and other vital organs. If sperm DNA becomes damaged by proximity to Wi-Fi, it is most reasonable to assume that any DNA in proximity to the radiation also will become deranged. Cell phone radiation, wireless connections and even your cordless phone emit similar radiation.

 
Iris
 
 
 

To sign up for WEEP News: newssignup@weepinitiative.org  (provide name and e-mail address)

W.E.E.P. – The Canadian initiative to stop: Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution

http://www.buergerwelle.de/en/

Pulsed Electromagnetic Devices Pose Health Risks
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3226/

The human body as a walking RF antenna
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3240/

Tumour fear cuts chatter as woman switch off their mobile phones
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3232/

Why Our Urban Trees are Dying
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3228/

Barrie Trower predicts economic and ecological systems collapse
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3225/

Scientists manipulated research played down brain tumour risks in children
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3230/

Cancer Industry: Profits Before Lives
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3237/

Killer Cell Phones: Why Honeybees Are Dying Worldwide
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3239/

The Latest Danger: ‘Smart Meters’
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3233/

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http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3254/

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http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3227/

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http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3251/

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http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3253/

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http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3231/

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W.E.E.P. News

The Canadian initiative to stop Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution

22 November 2012


Brain Cancer Cluster on the San Diego State University Campus
There is a huge cell tower right next to the building where Rich spent most of his time grading papers and doing research: Nasatir Hall.
Robert
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Woman spends up to 18 hours a day confined to a cage as she claims it protects her against allergy to modern technology

Now unable to work, Velma suffers agonising head and nerve pain, memory loss, tinnitus, heart palpitations, vertigo and aching joints if she goes anywhere near technology – and is forced to spend every day in a makeshift cage in her flat in Blackheath, London.

Sarah
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Headaches after smart meter installed by bedroom
I had my smart meter installed two weeks ago. Since the installation I have been suffering from severe headaches at night and a buzzing noise in my head.
Robert
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Norwegian investigative book about the difficulties faced by three concerned scientists
There is a new book now being released in Norway (in Norwegian) by the excellent author Trond Skaftnesmo. See: http://www.paradigmeskifte.nu/2012/10/folkefiender-kommer-i-november/
Olle

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National Press Club event on science of Cell Phone radiation 11-12-2012 Washington D.C
Video – Excellent scientific forum at the National Press Club on cell phone effects on pregnancy and fertility.
Parents–and those hoping to conceive–take note.

Scientists provide an update on latest (peer-reviewed) science of prenatal cellphone radiation exposures of tested mammals finding damage to their brains and their offspring. Also presentation on findings that cellphone radiation exposures cause human sperm damage.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnn6gNyRU7g

Camilla
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Arlington v. FCC
The decision may clarify how far the FCC — or any federal agency — may expand its authority into matters of concern to your community.
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Dangerous Schools
My friend’s son has heart palpitations at the age of 12 and needs a heart monitor and his school has several commercial grade multiple antenna wifi routers. When he is at home, his heart has a regular rhythm.

My naturopath’s daughter sat under a commercial grade multiple antenna wifi router at school for a year and became dizzy, nauseas, anxious, had ringing ears, headaches, and was light headed – which are all classic symptoms of over exposure to microwave radiation – that they had to home school her and ultimately move to a remote location away from multiple forms of microwave radiofrequency radiation.

The Toronto school board now has defibrillators in every high school because of the risk of heart attack for students.

Felicia

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Central Heating Dangers - UK
It’s been a week since we had our new central heating boiler installed.
Unfortunately it feels as if it has contaminated the house electrics,as my house
now feels practically uninhabitable.  I Had British gas out to check the
connection but unfortunately the engineer had no idea about EMF or grounding or
even dirty electricity. He did take the cover off to check it,which revealed a
mass of wires,circuits, and electronics, which eh informed me, is how all the
new boilers are.
My old boiler is no longer manufactured, so unfortunately I am
stuck with this monster. I have since looked on line and it seems that a few
people have had serious sensitivity problems with these new boilers, with some
having to move out of their homnes.
Betty
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Spain SOS Electro Sensitives

SOS EHS : Todos somos electrosensibles. Nuevo documental
Sylvie
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Harm and Death by Microwave Radiation?

Last month my internet provider died of Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma at 48 leaving behind 4 young kids.  He used his cellular phone much more than 30 minutes a day and used wifi routers at his office and at home as well.
A few weeks ago singer Adam Yauch died of Parotid Salivary Gland cancer at 47.  He also used a cellular phone heavily for more than 20 years.
It’s possible that both deaths were preventable.

 

My neighbour’s partner used a brick phone in the 80’s and last year underwent surgery to remove a brain tumour with his kids being just 9 and 12 years of age.
I have a friend who is a chef and another who has a 16 year old daughter. Both live with wifi routers and use wifi enabled laptops and use their cellular phones more than 30 minutes a day and sleep with their cell phones on their night table.  Both women stopped menstruating for seven to ten months until they reduced their wireless usage.

Robert
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Smart meters locked out in Darebin

MEMBERS of Darebin’s Progress Association are encouraging residents to padlock their electricity boxes to stop smart meters being installed.

“When they came to install smart meters at a Greek retirement village, three women chased them down with brooms.”

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Is your electric meter dangerous?

WXYZ
After hearing about the fire at the Medd’s meter, 7 Action News started digging. We found similar fires are being reported across the country. Our sister station, WPTV in West Palm Beach, Florida has covered several fires linked in part to smart meters
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Entertainment – Non EMF

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W.E.E.P. – The Canadian initiative to stop: Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution

http://www.buergerwelle.de/en/

Pulsed Electromagnetic Devices Pose Health Risks
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3226/

The human body as a walking RF antenna
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3240/

Tumour fear cuts chatter as woman switch off their mobile phones
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3232/

Why Our Urban Trees are Dying
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3228/

Barrie Trower predicts economic and ecological systems collapse
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3225/

Scientists manipulated research played down brain tumour risks in children
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3230/

Cancer Industry: Profits Before Lives
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3237/

Killer Cell Phones: Why Honeybees Are Dying Worldwide
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3239/

The Latest Danger: ‘Smart Meters’
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3233/

SmartMeters and Electropollution
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3254/

Smart Meters: not so smart an idea
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3227/

Cellphones ring in alarm bells
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3251/

Wi-Fi making kids, teachers sick?
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3253/

Brennan Park phone tower fight looms
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3231/

Money for masts
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3234/

Phone mast plan fury residents in blockade
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3238/

Parents worried at new mast scheme
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B.C. Hydro program sparks up a storm of controversy
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3243/

CTIA again tries to block San Francisco cell phone radiation ordinance
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3244/

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W.E.E.P. News

The Canadian initiative to stop Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution

18 November 2012


Cell Phone Radiation Lawsuit Alleges Illinois Man
Developed Brain Tumor Following Years of Heavy Cell Phone Use

“As evidence of the harmful side effects of cell phone radiation continues to accumulate, we expect that more consumers will pursue similar claims in the near future,” says Bernstein Liebhard LLP, a nationwide law firm which is currently part of a small legal consortium representing individuals in cell phone radiation lawsuits.

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Don’t Be Dumb When Giving Smartphones This Holiday
Sacramento Bee
Citizens for Safe Technology, an organization committed to teaching Canadians how to use their wireless technology safely, is reminding people that wireless devices like smart phones emit electromagnetic radiation that could be a cause of cancer and
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Calls for help (this week)
I am contacting you on behalf of a dear friend who cannot live in her own condo because of this problem.  When she goes into the condo she has seizures.  This has been going on for quite some time and after moving around a lot, she has run out of options.
What I am trying to find out on her behalf is the name of a physician, MD or Neuropath  who is an expert in this field.
Whoever and whatever you can recommend will be greatly appreciated.
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I just got a call from a friend that owns a home at Scotch Creek by the Shuswa Lake BC.
All was well until about 2 weeks ago when our Friendly Cell Phone company ( the future is friendly)placed towers on a hill near the town.
My friend is hyper sensitive to EMF and is going to have to move from his home ,as I had to do in 1996.
One more reason I WILL FIGHT TO THE DAY I DIE to get some kind of justice for all.
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Letter to the editor
Exposure increases the risk of cancer, brain tumour, autism, diabetes, chronic fatigue, hay fever and depression..
 
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France will initiate by the end of 2014 a 4.3 billion-euro ($5.5 billion) plan to deploy 35 million electronic power meters
More dangerous wireless emission?
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“I would predict that the real estate market in Mesa would take quite a hit if they were to go ahead and build the tower,” said Realtor Carole Wilson, who is based in Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix and Mesa. “So I absolutely understand the concern.”

http://realestate.aol.com/blog/2012/11/16/cell-towers-near-homes-battle-in-mesa-ariz-highlights-fears/

David
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Panasonic has been harming people for years with their microwave radiation from their DECT cordless telephones.  What further harm will come from their smart meters?  Will litigation and compensation eventually ruin the company?
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Transmitting Appliances

After the recent storm this information seems particularly important to get out.

 

Most new appliances – stoves, washers, refrigerators, freezers, furnaces, etc. – now contain transmitters to interface with your transmitting utility meter (a.k.a. smart, AMR, AMI, ERT, ….etc. meters).  These transmitters vary in strength, transmission interval, etc.  In order to protect your family from radiofrequency sickness and cancer, it is now imperative that you call each manufacturer to inquire about transmitters – their presence, the ability to disable them, the strength and frequency of transmission, as well as how often  the transmitter transmits.

Are you replacing appliances – use the following links to become familiar with the new transmitting reality of most major appliances and the hazards of transmitting utility meters
Please send this information on to loved ones faced with the need to replace appliances.
If this information concerns you, please support biologically-based rf safety limits – such as those in “The Cellphone Right to Know Act”.  Visit www.electricalpollution.com to find out more.
Best, Catherine

Background on microwave radiation, transmitting utility meters, and health

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Qqg2kXgWSc&feature=autoplay&list=PL2aFc11FbMklRFq8GnSmGONGZsVwO9jbe&playnext=1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPbcGK0OeSo 

http://stopsmartmeters.org/2012/03/09/a-primer-on-the-fcc-guidelines-for-the-smart-meter-age/  - This link has background information about the FCC limits with which wireless systems comply.
http://www.thermoguy.com/pdfs/Texas_Senate_Committee_Meeting_on_Smart_Meters.pdf
http://stopsmartmeters.org/2011/05/27/appliances-introducing-stealth-emf-into-our-homes/
Here is a recent commercial discussing the risk of cyberattack utilizing the weaknesses of the smart meters.  You can view the video at this you-tube link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dfm7lIugaTs&feature=em-share_video_user or go to this  you-tube link www.youtube.com  and search on the name ‘Smart Meter Commercial.’
Mark Naea is a semi-retired Network Engineer / Programmer who still does some network / programming consulting in his spare time. He has worked in the IT industry / computers for more than 25 years. As part of his responsibilities, he was in charge of both network security and hardware evaluation, as well as associated software vulnerabilities. He is well versed in most network technologies and knowledgeable of their strengths and weaknesses.  As the father of a 6 year old autistic son with down syndrome and a 4 year old autistic daughter, he has extensive knowledge on the health issues of new technologies that can impact the well being of his children.  Below are links to videos in which he discusses problems with transmitting utility meters.
Mark Naea on “smart” meters (part 1): Uninsurable fire hazards
Includes what’s inside a smart meter, why they’re hard on appliances, and Power Switching Supply aspects that cause arcing. and wastes energy. Why they COST more, explanation of how used as surveillance devices, etc. in easy-to-understand technical terms, etc.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PD5cKCguFiA
Mark Naea on “smart” meters (part 5): They are NOT “green”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n84OWIlk8Ro
Les compteurs de nouvelle génération – La FICTION et la RÉALITÉ
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To sign up for WEEP News: newssignup@weepinitiative.org  (provide name and e-mail address)

W.E.E.P. – The Canadian initiative to stop: Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution

http://www.buergerwelle.de/en/

Pulsed Electromagnetic Devices Pose Health Risks
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3226/

The human body as a walking RF antenna
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3240/

Tumour fear cuts chatter as woman switch off their mobile phones
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3232/

Why Our Urban Trees are Dying
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3228/

Barrie Trower predicts economic and ecological systems collapse
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3225/

Scientists manipulated research played down brain tumour risks in children
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3230/

Cancer Industry: Profits Before Lives
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3237/

Killer Cell Phones: Why Honeybees Are Dying Worldwide
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3239/

The Latest Danger: ‘Smart Meters’
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3233/

SmartMeters and Electropollution
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3254/

Smart Meters: not so smart an idea
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3227/

Cellphones ring in alarm bells
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3251/

Wi-Fi making kids, teachers sick?
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3253/

Brennan Park phone tower fight looms
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3231/

Money for masts
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3234/

Phone mast plan fury residents in blockade
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3238/

Parents worried at new mast scheme
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3241/

B.C. Hydro program sparks up a storm of controversy
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3243/

CTIA again tries to block San Francisco cell phone radiation ordinance
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3244/

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W.E.E.P. News

The Canadian initiative to stop Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution

7 November 2012

Tormented musician killed himself because he was ‘allergic to

mobile phones’

Tragic violinist Michael Nield, 36, suffered from a condition called electro-sensitivity, which caused a painful reaction to all sources of electric fields including mobile phones and phone masts.

His condition was so severe he wore a special micro-mesh body suit – similar to those used in medieval coats of armour – when he was out of the house and slept with a microfibre tent over his bed to reduce his exposure to electric waves.

He claimed mobile phones gave him a “constant zapping” in his head. His family even moved 150 miles from Herefordshire to the remote village of Wardy Hill, Cambs, in a bid to escape the signals.

But despite his parents’ efforts Michael was so plagued by the condition that he committed suicide on June 3 by downing a deadly cocktail of drugs and alcohol.

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/News/Zapping-in-head-from-mobiles-led-son-to-kill-himself-06112012.htm

http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/view/281058/Musician-zapped-to-death-by-mobile-phone/

See www.es-uk and www.radiationresearch.org

——————-Contact the reporters

Dear All,

If you are able to help reporter Faye Dobson with her article on ES please get in touch.Please pass on if you know anyone else in the UK who could/would help.

Please contact Faye Dobson directly on: faye@catersnews.com

Thank you.

Kind regards
Sarah

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and

 

 

Martyn Halle has approached ES-UK today after reading the news regarding Michael Nield’s sad death and hopes to publish a story about ES in the Mail on Sunday.

Please call or email Martyn Halle if you are interested and cannot tolerate life in the 21st century due to a sensitivity to any or all of the following: wireless internet, cordless phones,  mobiles, low energy lights, pylons, switching stations.

Please pass this email to anyone you know disabled by ES.

Thank you for any contribution you may make to the growing awareness around the ES debate. PLEASE DO HELP in memory of Michael.
kind regards

Sarah

From: halle martyn <m.halle@blueyonder.co.uk>
Date: Tue, Nov 6, 2012 at 1:45 PMI write on health for national newspapers. I’m on 0208-245-2918/07973-531933
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WOMAN WALKING 800 KMS TO OTTAWA ARRIVES IN KINGSTON
November 5, 2012  -  NEWS UPDATE: 
Kingston – Grandmother Wendy Hoy, an entrepreneur, left her work to tread on foot bringing a message to Ottawa about the risks associated with electromagnetic radio frequency (EMR) emissions such as those from cell phone towers, Wi-fi and Smart Meters.  The 57 year old left her home in Port Franks ON September 20th, motivated by the impending construction of a telecommunications tower in her own home town and a friend who was forced to quit working as an airline pilot due to electro-sensitivity.
Many communities along her walking route have played host to Ms. Hoy, her dog Dasher and driver Judy Watt.  While some towns have organized rallies, flash dance mobs and educational meetings for surrounding communities, others, like Oakville, Mississauga and Uxbridge, have held Town Hall meetings to discuss the issue of Telecommunications tower construction in their communities and the associated health risks with Municipal Council members and their MPs.
Hoy hopes to meet with Mayor Gerretson and MP Ted Hsu to share information with Council members and the rest of the community.
                              
For More Information:
Melissa
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Smart Meter Complaints
Robert
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On October 24, EWG and Public Citizen filed a brief in support of San Francisco’s petition for rehearing, asserting that the case is about far more than just cell phones.
Andre
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Chatham Islands Wi Fi

Remote islands were seen as a possible refuge by electro sensitive victims.
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Environmental Health Association of Quebec


Housing Project News

Great news! On land next to our affordable housing project which will be built on 25 acres, there is the possibility to buy or rent homes built specifically for people suffering from Environmental Sensitivities (Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, Mould Sensitivity, Electromagnetic Sensitivity). This project could be on another 25 acres of land. Approximately 50 acres of land, will be used for these two projects. This land will be free of triggers that cause sensitivities. You could own your own home or rent a place to live. Imagine the freedom to live without being exposed to things that make you sick. For more information or to fill the questionnaire

Please return the questionnaire by November 30, 2012.EHAQ’s affordable Housing

Our housing project is ready to go! We are waiting for government funding for our affordable housing project. If you have fundraising skills and would like to volunteer to raise money for this community, affordable, ecological housing project, please contact: 514 683 5701.

If you have not registered to be a tenant, you can access the Registration form here.

EHAQ is run by volunteers and is solely dependent on your donations.

Charitable receipts will be given for donations above $20.00
Canadian Registration Charity No. BN 81011 6624 RR0001

To join our mailing list or to become a member of EHAQ, please send us an email at:

office@aseq-ehaq.ca

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U.S. military’s secret experiment sprayed radiation on low-income housing

St. Louis Community College-Meramec sociology professor Lisa Martino-Taylor told The Associated Press that her research showed that the Army may have sprayed radioactive particles with zinc cadmium sulfide while claiming that it was testing a smoke screen that could prevent Russians from observing St. Louis from the air.
Olle
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Texas committee hears Smart Meter health hazards

The issue of Smart Meters in Texas returned to public attention Tuesday when the Senate Business and Commerce Committee heard testimony about the health effects of the meters.

Robert
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50+ EMF Safety Tips and Insights
by Camilla Rees,
Andre
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Quote by Albert Einstein:

“I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction.

The world will have a generation of IDIOTS.”Dafna

To sign up for WEEP News: newssignup@weepinitiative.org  (provide name and e-mail address)

W.E.E.P. – The Canadian initiative to stop: Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution

http://www.buergerwelle.de/en/

Pulsed Electromagnetic Devices Pose Health Risks
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3226/

The human body as a walking RF antenna
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3240/

Tumour fear cuts chatter as woman switch off their mobile phones
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3232/

Why Our Urban Trees are Dying
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3228/

Barrie Trower predicts economic and ecological systems collapse
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3225/

Scientists manipulated research played down brain tumour risks in children
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3230/

Cancer Industry: Profits Before Lives
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3237/

Killer Cell Phones: Why Honeybees Are Dying Worldwide
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3239/

The Latest Danger: ‘Smart Meters’
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3233/

SmartMeters and Electropollution
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3254/

Smart Meters: not so smart an idea
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3227/

Cellphones ring in alarm bells
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3251/

Wi-Fi making kids, teachers sick?
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3253/

Brennan Park phone tower fight looms
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3231/

Money for masts
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3234/

Phone mast plan fury residents in blockade
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3238/

Parents worried at new mast scheme
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3241/

B.C. Hydro program sparks up a storm of controversy
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3243/

CTIA again tries to block San Francisco cell phone radiation ordinance
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3244/

People power halts roof mobile phone mast, in Sutherland Grove, Teddington
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W.E.E.P. News

The Canadian initiative to stop Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution

27 October 2012

Telecom radiation: Is there a killer in the air?

Nine years ago when a cluster of cell phone towers were also installed in Pramod Kasliwasl’s neighborhood, he couldn’t have imagined what was in store for his family. As a result of lacking guidelines and regulations, there were towers which were only 10 yards from his bedroom. Today he suffers from brain cancer. Three more members in the family suffer the same fate.

Robert
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Wendy Hoy passes through Peterborough on Sarnia-Ottawa march
Hoy is walking from the Sarnia area to Ottawa to protest exposure to electromagnetic radiation. BRENDAN WEDLEY/PETERBOROUGH EXAMINER/QMI AGENCY Wendy Hoy is
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Occupy RF/Microwave

Dear EMF/RF-Concerned Scientists, Physicians, Organizational leadership,

Occupy Wall Street has taken an interest in RF/Microwave issues and will
hold two or more conference calls on this topic to educate people and then
plan what actions to additionally take. Their concern is that there are
dangers and the public hasn’t been told for generations.

YOU MUST REGISTER TO PARTICIPATE – THE LINK IS

http://interoccupy.net/blog/ai1ec_event/electromagnetic/

First call is this Thurs. 10/18/12; 11 AM PST, lasts 2 hours I think. 2ND
CALL: Thurs. 10/26, same time. Can login on computer to view media while
listening on phone. May be able to interact in writing. If you wish to be a
future panelist, you may write “Sandy” of Occupy Wall Street at
Brightt@aol.com .

I believe that this is an opportunity to join forces to get this info into
everyone’s consciousness and incorporate into protests and insist gov’t
officials deal with it.

Patricia

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Letter to Victoria School Board

by Olle Johansson, Karolinska Institute – Please Help Protect Children in VictoriaSee the attached letter.

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Workplace depression has doubled since cell phones and Wi Fi have become widely used
One in five Canadian workers suffer from depression
Workplace depression is a significant and possibly growing problem, medical practitioners are saying.

The same report claimed that in 2010, mental health conditions accounted for 47 per cent of all approved disability claims in the Canadian civil service — nearly double the percentage of 20 years earlier.

Comment:
This should not be a surprise – depression is a well known symptom of microwave radiation exposure.
Martin Weatherall
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Mental Health 101
An alarming number of young people are anxious and depressed. One in five has a mental illness. One in ten considers suicide as the solution
Comment:
During 2004, when I was being exposed to high levels of microwave radiation and EMFs and my health was rapidly deteriorating, I had great difficulty thinking clearly and I suffered depression.  I can only imagine how hard it is for students to try a learn with the handicap of Wi Fi exposure.
These young people need to be protected from wireless radiation!
Martin Weatherall
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Effects of picotesla flux electromagnetic fields on dopaminergic transmission in Tourette’s syndrome
These findings demonstrate that picotesla flux EMFs applied extracerebrally may influence nigrostriatal DA transmission at pre- and postsynaptic DA D2 receptor sites.
EMF Omega News
Individuals with EMF sensitivity report the following symptoms:
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1993: FDA internal memo admits microwaves can accelerate cancer
In the spring of 1993 at the height of public concern over cell phone–brain tumour risks, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) biologists concluded that the available data **strongly suggest**  that microwaves can **accelerate the development of cancer** This assessment is in an internal agency memo recently obtained by Microwave News under the Freedom of Information Act
And in Robert Kane*s book **Cellular Telephone Russian Roulette** pages 84- 89 the EPA makes similar statement
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Keep Our Phones Away From Your Body
Lisa
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Gov’t should tell Canadians about wireless safety

The former president of Microsoft Canada says the federal government has a duty to inform Canadians about safety concerns related to wireless technology.

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Canadians, get answers to your Environmental Concerns
A few years ago, several persons submitted Auditor General Environmental Petitions to get information about EMF concerns.  Now is a good time to use this method again to gather information and raise awareness about the dangers of EMF exposure.
My advice is to keep the petitions (questions) short and to the point, but please, lets have lots of people taking part.  The more that we show our concern and point out the problems and dangers about EMFs and wireless radiation, the better. 
In order to see how the process works, I have supplied links below.
Information about the present process - http://www.oag-bvg.gc.ca/internet/English/pet_lp_e_930.html
I encourage all Canadians to submit their own petitions about cell phones, cordless phones, cell phone masts, smart meters, baby monitors, Wi Fi, wireless games and anything involving harm from electrical and electro magnetic radiation.  This is your opportunity to get answers from Government officials!
Regards
Martin Weatherall
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ELECTRO-HYPERSENSITIVITY (EHS) – CASE REPORTS – EHS MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES

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Cyber Security in Canada
Electrical grid a concern. – Auditor General report.
Chris
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30% of UK’s wooded landscape is at risk from fatal fungus
Trees and plants are harmed by wireless radiation. 
Fungus can thrive when exposed to radiation.
Fungus has been implicated in the widespread death of bees and bats. 
Could this devastating tree problem be related to wireless radiation?
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Not EMF, but very important information for your health.
GMO, Global Alert
French researchers secretly studied, for two years, 200 rats fed with transgenic maize. Tumors, serious disorders… full-fledged slaughter. And a bomb for the GMO industry.

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http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3226/

The human body as a walking RF antenna
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3240/

Tumour fear cuts chatter as woman switch off their mobile phones
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3232/

Why Our Urban Trees are Dying
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3228/

Barrie Trower predicts economic and ecological systems collapse
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3225/

Scientists manipulated research played down brain tumour risks in children
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3230/

Cancer Industry: Profits Before Lives
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3237/

Killer Cell Phones: Why Honeybees Are Dying Worldwide
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3239/

The Latest Danger: ‘Smart Meters’
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3233/

SmartMeters and Electropollution
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3254/

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http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3227/

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http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3251/

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W.E.E.P. News

The Canadian initiative to stop Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution

20 October 2012

Mobile phones can cause brain tumours, court rules.

A landmark court case has ruled there is a link between using a mobile phone and brain tumours, paving the way for a flood of legal actions.

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Wi-Fi technology in schools: Is it time to reconsider?

I am a teacher, and because of health concerns, I question whether I want to be exposed to Wi-Fi every day. I wonder if there are others who also feel that there is simply not enough dialogue taking place about this untested technology?  By Dan Baljak

Carl
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Experts warn schools over potentially hazardous Wi-Fi microwaves
“A six-year-old girl experienced a ‘musical heart’, headaches and dizziness
only while at school. A 12-year-old boy experience tachycardia. A
12-year-old girl experienced nausea, vomiting, no fever, insomnia, blurred
vision and tachycardia only at school. A 13-year-old boy experienced heart
pounding, insomnia and headaches but symptoms abated when he moved.”

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Wi-Fi warning presented

Secretary Treasurer Erica Bailey then presented some research she gathered by contacting a number of school boards around the province and surveying them on their use of Wi-Fi technology. Of the surveys she got back all said they had Wi-Fi at schools.
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Radio Frequencies and the rise in Autism

Dr. Robert Kane suggests a link between exposure to radio frequencies and the rise in autism in his paper “A Possible Association Between Fetal/neonatal Exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Radiation and the Increased Incidence of Autism Spectrum Disorders”. There are reasons to believe that Dr. Kane might be correct. The fact that mercury is out of vaccines and the rate is continuing to increase and has increased more or less in parallel to the increasing rate of exposure to high frequencies and emf is suggestive. As is the fact that the Amish Community has not experienced a similar increase in the rate of autism, according to this news story which blames vaccines for the difference – the Amish don’t vaccinate. Prenatal and Postnatal Exposure to Cell Phone Use and Behavioral Problems in Children by Divan HA, Kheifets L, Obel C, Olsen J and published in Epidemiology on May 7, 2008 also links high frequency exposure pre and postnatally with learning difficulties.

In the book “The Brain that Changes Itself” the author, Norman Doidge M.D., discusses the research of Michael Merzenich into brain plasticity. Merzenich has found that many of the symptoms of autism can be explained by the developing brain getting locked into an undifferentiated brain map prematurely. The book cites a study that found that continuous exposure to white noise could contribute to this happening in susceptible children. The mechanism is unlikely to be specific to noise and likely to be responsive to any exposure to large amounts of high frequencies (such as electrical pollution and transmitters). The book is fascinating and I highly recommend reading it. Merzenich has developed a treatment that is based on the premise of high frequency exposure. They have found it to be far more effective than they had originally hoped. The effectiveness would back up the link Kane suggests between autism and radiofrequency exposure since it targets developmental damage caused by the effects of high frequency exposure in susceptible individuals. The treatment Merzenich has developed is a special computer program. It very simple and aims a re-opening developmental windows and properly differentiating the portions of the brain involved. It has been far more successful than they had initially expected. You can read about Fast Forward at the Scientific Learning Corporation website

Catherine
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Wendy walks through Oakville

Hoy’s walk for cell radiation tours town

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Study: Fluorescent Light Bulbs Emit High Levels Of UV Radiation

“The results were that you could actually initiate cell death,” according to Marcia Simon, professor of dermatology at Stony Brook.That means exposure to the bulbs could lead to premature aging and cancer.“It can also cause skin cancer in the deadliest form, and that’s melanoma,”
Sylvie
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Airline pilot has nowhere to escape from wireless radiation

Professional pilot Melissa Chalmers has moved twice in 10 months to escape wireless radiation and worries she’s running out of places to hide.

The commercial pilot of 20 years is on sick leave. She suffers from sensitivity to electromagnetic waves — the invisible waves given off by almost everything electric, in particular, those emitted by communication towers that are popping up across Canada.

Chalmers, who lives near Grand Bend on Lake Huron, may be moving again because of a new a cell tower not far from her forested home.

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1272794–airline-pilot-has-nowhere-to-escape-from-wireless-radiation

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Cheney Residents Move to Remove Smart Meters

Topanga Messenger
In attendance were several neighbors; a local health professional; Betsy Butler’s field representative, Charles DeBlock; Topanga Peace Alliance leader Julie Levine; and Liz Barris, who is leading the effort to resist and roll back Edison’s smart meter
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New 100-foot cell tower proposed near Lake Hotel in Yellowstone Park
Yellowstone Gate
The National Park Service is reviewing a proposal by Verizon Wireless to erect a new 100-foot cell phone tower in the Lake area.
Service may harm wildlife, tourists and the environment, but who cares if there is a profit to be made?
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Israel sperm banks find quality is plummeting
Dr. Jacob Ronen is in the sperm business. Among other things, as head of Cryobank Israel, the country’s largest private sperm bank, he guarantees that his stable of superior donors includes only tall, twentysomething ex-soldiers whose sperm has passed rigorous genetic testing.
But finding such super sperm isn’t as easy as it used to be. Only 1 in 100 donors makes the cut. A decade ago, it was 1 in 10.
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Growing ‘forest of phone masts’ could force photographer out of Hampstead

Delilah Dyson Turnbull claims that some electrical signals cause her to collapse.

She is forced to avoid Hampstead Police Station and certain shops in the village due to the pain the signals cause her.

And she was even rushed to the Royal Free Hospital in fear that she was having a heart attack.

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Smart Grid Risks – Tom Wilson

Video – Electrical engineer and electro-magnetic pollution consultant Tom Wilson of GreenAndHealthyHomes.net, analyzes the architecture and human and environmental health risks of the so-called ‘smart grid’ in his presentation at the Wireless Safety Summit, Oct. 5, 2011, in Washington, D.C., sponsored by the Center for Safer Wireless.

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No wi-fi for our schools or town
This is South Wales
We should remember how asbestos was once considered to be harmless. Tobacco is another example — have we not learned these lessons from the past?One of the first towns to put wi-fi in their town centre was Glastonbury in 2008. The council recently voted to remove it.

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Pulsed Electromagnetic Devices Pose Health Risks
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3226/

The human body as a walking RF antenna
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3240/

Tumour fear cuts chatter as woman switch off their mobile phones
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3232/

Why Our Urban Trees are Dying
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3228/

Barrie Trower predicts economic and ecological systems collapse
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3225/

Scientists manipulated research played down brain tumour risks in children
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3230/

Cancer Industry: Profits Before Lives
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3237/

Killer Cell Phones: Why Honeybees Are Dying Worldwide
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3239/

The Latest Danger: ‘Smart Meters’
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3233/

SmartMeters and Electropollution
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3254/

Smart Meters: not so smart an idea
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3227/

Cellphones ring in alarm bells
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3251/

Wi-Fi making kids, teachers sick?
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3253/

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http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3231/

Money for masts
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Phone mast plan fury residents in blockade
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Parents worried at new mast scheme
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B.C. Hydro program sparks up a storm of controversy
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3243/

CTIA again tries to block San Francisco cell phone radiation ordinance
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W.E.E.P. News

Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution News 

8 September 2012

Study: 290% Increased Risk of Brain Tumor
In a newly-released study conducted at the Örebro Hospita in Sweden, it was revealed that 10 years of cellphone use resulted in an average 290% increased risk of brain tumor development. Interestingly, the tumor development was found on the side of the head in which the cellphone was most used.
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A recently installed PECO meter caught fire early Thursday and caused minor damage to a Bensalem home, a fire official said. No one was injured, said Bensalem Battalion Chief Rob Sponheimer, who added that this was the third such fire in Bensalem since
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The installation of smart meters, the devices promising customers real-time information about peak electricity use, has caused three small fires in area homes, ComEd has confirmed.
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Sydney Morning Herald
And the backlash has been so intense that the Australian Energy Markets Commission omitted any reference to “smart meters” in its 192-page report released yesterday.

The issue of smart meters has become so toxic politically that the NSW government, for example, refuses to countenance a mandated roll-out, fearful of a tabloid newspaper-generated backlash, such as occurred in Victoria, even though the federal government is threatening penalties if it doesn’t go down this path.

http://www.smh.com.au/business/smart-meters-too-toxic-to-touch-20120906-25ge2.html

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Gunmen destroy mobile phone masts in north Nigeria

Robert

Sect claims Nigeria mobile phone tower attacks

At least 31 tower attacks occurred since Wednesday in six northern Nigerian states, from the central state of Kano to the far eastern state of Borno. The radical sect known as Boko Haram threatened six months ago to attack mobile phone companies.
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Alcona cell tower rejected by council
Bell Mobility will be asked to look at alternative sites for a telecommunications tower in Alcona.
Innisfil council rejected a staff recommendation, which called for the construction of a 40-metre tall tri-pole cell tower to be constructed just inside the western boundary of Innisfil Beach Park, during a meeting Wednesday night.
Robert
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Attempts to put a mobile phone mast within close proximity to three schools in Abbots Langley have again been blocked
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Bad sleep may predict Alzheimer’s, says study

This is very interesting!  Kids having severe problems with their sleep after having texted, surfed, googled, played, Facebooked, etc., until very late hours – and even during the night – will they fill our future Alzheimer’s wards…?

Personally, I can not understand that our society takes these warning signals so very lightly…

Best regards
Yours
Olle
(Olle Johansson, professor
The Experimental Dermatology Unit
Department of Neuroscience
Karolinska Institute
171 77 Stockholm
Sweden)
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Reply to Serious Health Concerns

Dear Dr Johansson,

My apologies for the delay in responding to your communication. In 2011, I requested that Canada’s National Collaborating Centre on Environment and Health undertake a review of the relevant material on RF/EMF radiation. That review is comprehensive and has been ongoing for much of the past year. It includes the papers and reports that you cite, as well as additional papers submitted to my office during 2012. I anticipate that this review will be available in the near future.

Should that review indicate that there is cause for concern or that the health of the public, or subsections of the public, is at risk from present levels of exposure, I would use my authorities under the Public health Act to make appropriate recommendations.

Sincerely

Perry Kendall

 

 

P. R. W. Kendall
OBC, MBBS, MSc, FRCPC
Provincial Health Officer

Ministry of Health

4th Floor, 1515 Blanshard Street
Victoria BC V8W 3C8

Phone: 250 952-1330

Fax: 250 952-1362

perry.kendall@gov.bc.ca

http://www.health.gov.bc.ca/pho

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Judge Says Plaintiff Can’t Detect Presence of Wi-Fi

Sylvie
 
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EMF Information
Take a look at this site, it is truly amazing.
It seems to me to be an encyclopedia of EMR/EMF info.
Sharon
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Childish but dangerous Wi Fi Gimmicks
Iris
Note:  Its truly a shame that this previously respected Canadian ‘National newspaper’ reports on childish dangerous technology such as this but will not warn or report on all the serious adverse health effects of this type of wireless technology. 
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Supreme Court Decision
The Supreme Court today refused to interfere with a Rajasthan High Court order to the state government to remove mobile phone towers, suspected to be potential health hazards due to radiation from them, from near the schools, hospitals and densely populated localities.http://news.outlookindia.com/items.aspx?artid=774516
Robert
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The Mental Health Crisis On Campus

Canadian students feel hopeless, depressed, even suicidal
This week’s issue of Maclean’s took an in-depth look at the mental health crisis on university campuses. 
These deaths are just “the tip of the iceberg, indicative of a much larger spectrum of mental health challenges faced by many on our campus and on campuses everywhere.”
Last year, Ryerson University’s centre for student development and counselling in Toronto saw a 200 per cent increase in demand from students in crisis situations: “homeless, suicidal, really sick,”
It looks like Wi Fi and other microwave radiation exposure, is really taking its toll on university students.  Any intelligent university president would research the health effects of microwave radiation, before subjecting all students to this kind of danger.
Research would have revealed that this type of crisis was very likely to occur !
Martin
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Pulsed Electromagnetic Devices Pose Health Risks
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3226/

The human body as a walking RF antenna
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3240/

Tumour fear cuts chatter as woman switch off their mobile phones
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3232/

Why Our Urban Trees are Dying
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3228/

Barrie Trower predicts economic and ecological systems collapse
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3225/

Scientists manipulated research played down brain tumour risks in children
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3230/

Cancer Industry: Profits Before Lives
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3237/

Killer Cell Phones: Why Honeybees Are Dying Worldwide
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3239/

The Latest Danger: ‘Smart Meters’
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3233/

SmartMeters and Electropollution
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3254/

Smart Meters: not so smart an idea
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3227/

Cellphones ring in alarm bells
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3251/

Wi-Fi making kids, teachers sick?
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3253/

Brennan Park phone tower fight looms
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3231/

Money for masts
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3234/

Phone mast plan fury residents in blockade
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3238/

Parents worried at new mast scheme
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3241/

B.C. Hydro program sparks up a storm of controversy
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3243/

CTIA again tries to block San Francisco cell phone radiation ordinance
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3244/

People power halts roof mobile phone mast, in Sutherland Grove, Teddington
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3252/

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Unexplained increases in brain cancer in nations with longer term cellphone use

http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3398/

 

The ongoing mystery of the magnetosensing cows

http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3403/

 

Cell phone radiation and institutional corruption addressed

http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3412/

 

How the Telecom Industry Seeks to Confuse About the Dangers of Cell Phones

http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3391/

 

Smart Meters Raise Privacy, Health Concerns

http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3396/

 

Why risk your health with a mobile phone?

http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3397/

 

Sprowston residents angry about new mobile phone mast

http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3393/

 

People people thwarts mast plans

http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3394/

 

Frankie Boyle wins phone mast fight

http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3399/

 

Residents get council to reject cellphone tower

http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3400/

 

Anger in Bedworth over new phone mast

http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3410/

 

DoT gets PAC call: Monitor harmful radiation

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31 August 2012

BC Human Rights Tribunal approves smart meter class action

BC Human Rights Tribunal approves smart meter class action

On August 28, 2012, the BC Human Rights Tribunal (BCHRT) issued a decision approving a representative complaint (akin to a class action) against BC Hydro on behalf of “those persons allegedly diagnosed with electromagnetic hypersensitivity and who have been advised to avoid exposure to wireless technology.”

A copy of the Tribunal’s decision is available at:

http://www.bchrt.bc.ca/decisions/2012/August.htm

 

A copy of the Tribunal’s decision is available at: The Tribunal approved the representation of that class by the Citizens for Safe Technology Society, which it found to have authority to bring the representative complaint. The Society may be contacted at www.citizensforsafetechnology.org

 

by any person wishing to join the complaint.

The Tribunal found that the complaint brought by the Citizens for Safe Technology Society properly alleges a breach of the Human Rights Code in that it alleges a disability, adverse treatment in respect of a service customarily available to the public, and a nexus or connection between the disability and the adverse treatment.

By way of the Complaint, the Citizens for Safe Technology seeks:

  • A declaration that BC Hydro has discriminated against each person in the Class by failing to provide each person in the Class with an unconditional written commitment that BC Hydro will refrain from installing and/or operating a wireless smart meter at the individual’s place of residence and/or residential complex.
  • An order that BC Hydro cease and desist forthwith from the said discrimination by offering to refrain from installing and/or operating a wireless smart meter at the individual’s place of residence and/or residential complex.

On May 31, 2011, the World Health Organization recognized that radiofrequency electromagnetic fields are a Class 2B possible human cancer risk. The emissions generated by the Microwave Device fall under this classification of emissions and risk.

The Citizens for Safe Technology Society is currently fund raising to bring a tort action against BC Hydro so as to prohibit the imposition of microwave emitting smart meters on BC residents regardless of whether they have electromagnetic hypersensitivity.

Citizens for Safe Technology Society

Copy of Complaint

 

Download (pdf)

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Are They Safe?

Excellent EMF (Nov. 2011) presentation by Andrew Michrowski of the Ottawa-based Planetary Association for Clean Energy.

Andre
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Rare birth defects on the rise in South Africa.
Tracey-Lee
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Recognition of the Electromagnetic Sensitivity as a Disability Under the Americans with Disabilities Act

“The Board recognizes that multiple chemical sensitivities and
electromagnetic sensitivities may be considered disabilities under the ADA if they so severely impair the neurological, respiratory or other functions of an individual that it substantially limits one or more of the individual’s major life activities.
Andre
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Smart Meter Blackmail

Conrad says final letters are being mailed out starting today, and a failure to respond by the deadline stated in the letter will mean the termination of service.

Sharon
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Are Bluetooth Devices Safer than cellphones?

People should realize that Bluetooth devices that fit in or around the ear typically radiate at 0.23 watts per kilogram (W/Kg).  Go into any AT&T wireless store and ask for the SAR on Bluetooth devices.  Or check any SAR values website that shows cell phone SAR levels, and you’ll find the Bluetooth devices are actually worse than some of the low-SAR cell phones.

This level of 0.23 W/Kg is ten to 100 times higher than the RF exposure levels shown to make the blood-brain barrier pathologically leaky, allowing toxins and toxic molecules to cross the BBB.  This is reported by Salford, Persson, NIttby and Schirmacher among others – to cause neuron death at 0.012 to 0.002 W/Kg.

Multiple studies have reported that as short as a single, two-hour exposure to cell phone radiation will result in pathological leakage of the blood-brain barrier. The effect occurs immediately, and is still seen at 14 days and at 50 days post-exposure at only 0.012 W/Kg to 0.002 W/Kg. The lowest exposure SARs are worse than the higher SAR exposures (Nittby et al, 2009). These studies show neuron death (brain cells) at SARs of only 0.012 W/Kg.  Bluetooth devices are worn for hours at a time, in some cases – all day long.  So, it is reasonable to conclude that a device which radiates at a higher intensity than some cell phones that are still risky in terms of SAR, worn for more hours than a cell phone is typically used – would not be a good idea to promote.

Cindy Sage
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Electropollution and the Decline in Health of a Nation

It might surprise you to know that the 1950s, when there were few health clubs; the American diet was loaded with fat; vitamin supplements were rare; executives downed three martinis at lunch and everyone smoked like a smokestack, may have been the healthiest decade ever. Expectations for getting cancer were only 1 in 6; it is now 1 in 2 for men. Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis and most modern autoimmune diseases were unheard of. Neurological disorders like Parkinson’s and ALS were rare. Diabetes was only beginning to emerge and heart disease for young people was unusual.

Joseph
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Important differences between The ICNIRP and IEEE standards and the FCC standard for cell phones.

Iris
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Dear Dr Kendall,

I am the founder and Director for the UK EM Radiation Research Trust. The Radiation Research Trust (RRT) are leading supporters of the precautionary approach to Electromagnetic Radiation (RF/EMR) and as such advocate release of substantial research funds from Government while offering immediate protection and advice to the public.  The RRT is supported by MPs and MEPs from UK political parties. We are also indebted to Independent Scientific, Public Health and Technical Advisors.

A letter to you with regards to concerns about wifi in schools from one of our advisors Susan Foster has been brought to my attention. I am therefore supporting her appeal.

I encourage you to join and support Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman  in a call to the Education Minister of Israel, Gideon Sa’ar, to stop the installation of wireless internet in schools. Government and Health authorities in Canada, the UK and many other countries should provide safe learning environments for our children.

Previous Chairman for the UK Health Protection Agency and previous Chief Scientific Advisor to Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair’s government appeared on a National TV investigation on wifi and stated that he could not rule out the possibility that there may be biological effects, adding that this means there may be changes in cognitive function and indications that there may be cancer inductions along with molecular biology changes within the cell. These conclusions followed as a result of the Stewart report into mobile phones and phone masts. Download the transcript here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/panorama/6683969.stm   

Wifi uses the same technology as phone antennae.  The Stewart report S1.42 states “The beam of greatest intensity should not fall on any part of the school or building without agreement from the school or parents”.  Many parents would object to a phone mast near their homes or children’s schools and may not be aware that Wifi is using the same technology.  Have you therefore consulted the parents throughout Canada and informed them about installing wifi in schools and of the independent research into RF/EMF?

Sir William continued to raise concerns at the 2008 Radiation Research Trust conference.  Quote from Sir William Stewart at the RRT Conference, 2008

“Since 2000 there has been a mass of publications, reports, observations, and views purporting at the very least to implicate phones/base stations as a cause of adverse health effects. At a time of uncertainty when more information is required, non-peer reviewed articles should not be ignored. Doing so is ridiculous. They may be right but unproven and/or offer pointers to be thought about and followed up.”

You can download his presentation here:  http://archive.radiationresearch.org/conference/index.asp

 I recently returned from a visit to Russia’s Radiation Protection.  Russian scientists are also warning countries throughout the world including ministries of health and other organizations, responsible for the population safety (including children), to pay attention to the regulation of mobile phones and Wi-Fi use in kindergardens and are recommending the usage of wired networks in schools and educational institutions, rather than a network using wireless broadband systems, including Wi-Fi. Russian scientists are currently preparing a report to be delivered to the Chief Medical Officer for the UK following our visit.  I am willing to send you a copy of the report.   

I am not aware of any research stating that WiFi RF/EMF radiation is safe and would be most grateful if you could please provide independently funded research demonstrating safety?    

Finally, I call on you and your colleagues to join the call to withdraw wifi in schools in favour or adopting wired networks.

Yours sincerely,

Eileen O’Connor

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Another letter to Dr. Kendall
See the attached Word document from Olle Johansson
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 Mobile towers on top of his building directly above his master bedroom

Sunday’s story published in (Persian) Gulf News. There was a main story plus a sidebar that focused on your comments. Here are the links.

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/society/residents-ponder-effects-of-mobile-phone-towers-1.1065653

Indian expat banker Satyam Chibber has lived in Dubai for 15 years and until recently never worried about his health until he shifted to the top level of a residential tower in Bur Dubai only to learn afterwards that the rooftop housed not one but three mobile phone towers.

“My wife is now suffering from migraine headaches and the doctor has given her migraine medicine. Our neighbour’s wife is also suffering from migraines,”
 

Wireless radiation may harm later in life: WEEP

“The cumulative effects of wireless radiation are likely to cause long-term harm later in life. Children have never previously been exposed to the massive amounts of microwave radiation that they are being exposed to today. “

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/society/wireless-radiation-may-harm-later-in-life-weep-1.1065637

Sylvie
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Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

A while back a mature woman from Armstrong called me to ask a question. She was extremely distressed and her voice was very unsteady. She told me that an employee of CORIX, the company to which BC Hydro has contracted the installation of its smart meters, bullied and intimidated her with threats until she weakened and allowed the device to be attached to her service. That was several weeks ago.

Since that day Mrs. ____ has been unable to sleep, her hair began to fall out in clumps, she has difficulty standing in the mornings, is always dizzy and notices her cognitive abilities are diminishing. She asked me if it could be attributed to the smart meter. My answer was strongly in the affirmative.

This woman telephoned BC Hydro with her concerns and spoke with two representatives, both of whom were unconscionably abusive and denied her request to have the offending meter removed and issued further ridiculous threats.

The following is in response to all the doubters, sceptics, naysayers, fence-sitters and to anyone wishing to know more about this ill-conceived life threatening technology.

Number 1: Follow the money. Huge conflicts of interest: some Directors and Advisors serving on all of the BC Liberals, BC Hydro, the BCUC (BC Utilities Commission), CORIX and CAI Financial boards. Current meters cost $50. Smart Meters $500. Current meters last 50 years. Smart Meters 5 years. It’s not about money??

Number 2: It’s not about control, it’s about a lack of democracy. Every citizen forced to accept a smart meter has had his/her right to life, liberty & security violated (#7, Canadian Charter of Rights & Freedoms).

Number 3: It is about radiating human flesh with frequencies that are illegal and contravene Health Canada’s Safety Code 6. The electromagnetic frequencies of smart meters are 480 times greater than cell phones and are omni-directional, radiating the whole body and not just the head like a cell phone.

Number 4: The sole purpose of the smart meter initiative is greed, pure and simple. Eventually every household that has a smart meter will have to replace all its electrical appliances with “Smart” devices that have a chip in them that communicates with the smart meter, which communicates with the routers and collectors on the poles, and all the other smart meters in your neighbourhoods, adding exponentially to the wireless smog enveloping the environment and every living creature in it (something BC Hydro didn’t tell you about). Even an amateur hacker will be able to tell what room you are in in your house, as all movement interrupts the frequencies, and will ultimately be able to tell how many breaths you take every minute if so desired. This is not speculation or conspiracy. It is fact. It is ludicrous yes, to think that anyone cares what you are doing in the privacy of your own home, unless that person can use that information for profit or sell it to a corporation who wishes to market a product for your use at an inflated cost to you the consumer, of course.

Number 5: Detrimental health effects are too numerous to describe adequately in this format. However, suffice it to say that all wireless technology has been classified as a Class 2b carcinogen by the World Health Organization. It has been recommended that it be raised to a Class 2a carcinogen, as a probable rather than possible cause of cancer.

Here are a few facts:

Fact: Because of health risks, France is removing all Wi-Fi from its schools at a cost of 75 million Euros. BC educators wish to install more of it in more of our kid’s schools!

Fact: Brain cancer rose 50% between 1999 and 2009, mostly in young people and mostly on the side of the brain closest to where the cell phone is placed. Incidence of leukemia is on the rise as is autism in newborns, occurring in areas near routers, collectors and microwave towers. Smart meters are a part of this system. (www.emfblues.com

/wireless)Fact: China, where cellular usage is epidemic, recorded a 3,000 % increase in facial skin cancer mostly on the side of the head where the cell phone is placed. (Dr. Barrie Trower)

Fact: Italy has gone all smart meters BUT they are power line wired. (Wikipedia)

Fact: Japan is using fibre optics for its smart meters, safe, healthy & secure.

Fact: The state of Idaho, one of our neighbours, is going with fibre optic wired smart meters also, BECAUSE IT IS MORE COMPATIBLE IN MOUNTAINOUS TERRAIN.

Fact: The Premier of Ontario admitted two years ago it was a mistake for that Province to allow smart meters as they have not delivered on their promise to be more efficient or cost effective. (Toronto SUN, Sept. 18, 2010)

Fact: The project director for the Smart Meter Program in BC is a citizen of the USA from Philadelphia, where he authored a similar project. That city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has just declared a moratorium on its smart meter program because of the growing number of fires connected to these faulty devices. Hundreds of fires and explosions in jurisdictions globally where smart meters are being installed, including several in BC, are making insurance providers nervous. 50 to 60 BC municipalities have declared moratoriums or opt-in options. (Citizens For Safe Technolgy.com)

Fact: Independent, world renowned peer scientists are stating that, in regard to wireless technology, the world is witnessing the largest biological experiment in the history of mankind without the knowledge or consent of its subjects.

Fact: High ranking military commanders are warning that a national smart meter power grid represents the single most dangerous and lethal threat to the security of any nation foolish enough to establish one. A smart grid can easily be hacked into by any individual or organization with evil intent using software that already exists and completely shut down a community, a municipality, a province or state or an entire country. And there is only one way to prevent it from happening – STOP THE MADNESS NOW!!

Final Fact: There is a magnitude of information available to anyone with concerns.

Call or Google: “Citizens for Safe Technology” or “Stop Smart Meters BC”.

Ed Murdoch

Enderby, BC

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Dare to Disagree
Henrik
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Support Biologically Based EMF Safety Standards
Please support the effort to get biologically based safety standards that will be protective for our entire population during the chronic exposures we now experience.  As you may have noticed, a lot has happened recently.  We really need everyone to take the time to do the three things listed below to move us closer to having truly protective standards for radiofrequency  radiation exposure.
Thank you,
Catherine
1. Sign Seletun Petition – An international petition – http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/new-biologically-based-emf-public-exposure/2. Call your United States Congressional delegation and urge them to support and pass before the end of the session The Cellphone Right to Know Act ( http://kucinich.house.gov/uploadedfiles/kucini_103_xml.pdf?utm_source=August+action+alert+cell+phone+bill+activist+newsletter&utm_campaign=Action+Alert+Cell+Phone+right+to+know&utm_medium=email )
While the Cellphone Right to Know Act does not contain all the provisions I would like to see in such legislation, it does mandate the EPA to establish biologically based safety standards to protect the whole population during chronic exposures.It is important to call your legislator in support of The Cellphone Right to Know Act.  When you call, you can get the email address for the person in charge of the issue for your state – they may have to call you with it themselves, then you can email them a brief statement about why you support the legislation – if you have a specific experience, including a brief account would be good, and include couple of good references.  You can continue to email a small note and a particularly good reference weekly to educate the legislative aide, and the Representative or Senator, about the seriousness of the issue and the need for immediate action.  Several small emails will be much more effective than one huge email with tons of information.You may also want to set up an appointment to meet with your legislator or legislative aide – that can be highly effective if you go with one or two sheets of clear points and a couple of supporting documents and make a good case for the need for population based standards and immediate action.Please also contact President Obama.  Links are below.  The House and Senate pages both have a search function that can allow you to find your legislator.http://www.house.gov/
http://www.senate.gov/
http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments3.  The GAO (Government Accountability Office) has requested that the FCC RAISE the allowable radiofrequency radiation exposures from wireless technology, in spite of the recent classification by IARC of radiofrequency radiation as a class 2B carcinogen.WHY?  Because ENGINEERING organizations who only consider thermal harm (not biological effects) have raised their limits.  (A more detailed discussion can be found: http://microwavenews.com/short-takes-archive/gao-fcc-reassess-rf-limits-cell-phones and http://www.emfacts.com/2012/08/another-take-on-the-gao-report-from-microwave-news/ )We do NOT want standards based on engineering convenience.  We want standards that are truly biologically protective for the whole population.

Experts at both EPA  http://www.emrpolicy.org/litigation/case_law/docs/epa_to_fcc_3nov_93.pdf   and http://www.emrpolicy.org/litigation/case_law/docs/exhibit_a.pdf   and National Academy of Sciences http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12036   have made it clear that even the existing FCC guidelines do NOT PROTECT the population – children, pregnant women women, the elderly, and men – from BIOLOGICAL effect and harm.

A strong united response is needed.  We can and are causing change.  This is an opportunity to bring attention to the health threat posed by chronic exposure to radiofrequency radiation.

Please write up a brief communication with a couple of your favorite references explaining to the GAO why they are WRONG and that the safety guidelines actually need to be tightened.  If you have personal experience with radiofrequency related injury, please relate it briefly (remember this is a public record).  The GAO is right that the guidelines need to be revisited, but they should be lowered to avoid biological effects demonstrated within the biological and epidemiological literature.  They should further be asking that the EPA be tasked with acquiring the independent (no industry ties) experts necessary to set standards to protect the population from biological effects during chronic exposures.  The GAO can be contacted through the contacts below

Mark L. Goldstein
(202) 512-2834
goldsteinm@gao.gov

Marcia G. Crosse
(202) 512-7114
crossem@gao.gov

Office of Public Affairs
(202) 512-4800
youngc1@gao.gov

The report is entitled : Exposure and Testing Requirements for Mobile Phones Should Be Reassessed

GAO-12-771, Jul 24, 2012 and can be found at www.gao.gov

The full report can be found at http://www.gao.gov/assets/600/592901.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Safety Concerns Raised over Cell Tower

Robert
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Radiation from Grand Bend Cell Phone Antennas 
Videos taken at the main beach in Grand Bend, Ontario, Canada.  
You can see the radiation levels from the existing towers.
Hopefully people will choose to support a moratorium on further towers in the area including trying to stop the planned tower in Southcott.
Melissa
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Beauty and the Beak ( Non EMF entertainment )
Web site www.weepinitiative.org    e-mail contactweep@weepinitiative.org

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W.E.E.P. – The Canadian initiative to stop: Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution

http://www.buergerwelle.de/en/

Pulsed Electromagnetic Devices Pose Health Risks
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3226/

The human body as a walking RF antenna
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3240/

Tumour fear cuts chatter as woman switch off their mobile phones
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3232/

Why Our Urban Trees are Dying
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3228/

Barrie Trower predicts economic and ecological systems collapse
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3225/

Scientists manipulated research played down brain tumour risks in children
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3230/

Cancer Industry: Profits Before Lives
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3237/

Killer Cell Phones: Why Honeybees Are Dying Worldwide
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3239/

The Latest Danger: ‘Smart Meters’
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3233/

SmartMeters and Electropollution
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3254/

Smart Meters: not so smart an idea
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3227/

Cellphones ring in alarm bells
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3251/

Wi-Fi making kids, teachers sick?
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3253/

Brennan Park phone tower fight looms
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3231/

Money for masts
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3234/

Phone mast plan fury residents in blockade
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3238/

Parents worried at new mast scheme
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3241/

B.C. Hydro program sparks up a storm of controversy
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3243/

CTIA again tries to block San Francisco cell phone radiation ordinance
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3244/

People power halts roof mobile phone mast, in Sutherland Grove, Teddington
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3252/

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Unexplained increases in brain cancer in nations with longer term cellphone use

http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3398/

 

The ongoing mystery of the magnetosensing cows

http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3403/

 

Cell phone radiation and institutional corruption addressed

http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3412/

 

How the Telecom Industry Seeks to Confuse About the Dangers of Cell Phones

http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3391/

 

Smart Meters Raise Privacy, Health Concerns

http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3396/

 

Why risk your health with a mobile phone?

http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3397/

 

Sprowston residents angry about new mobile phone mast

http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3393/

 

People people thwarts mast plans

http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3394/

 

Frankie Boyle wins phone mast fight

http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3399/

 

Residents get council to reject cellphone tower

http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3400/

 

Anger in Bedworth over new phone mast

http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3410/

 

DoT gets PAC call: Monitor harmful radiation

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Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution News 

22 August 2012

Is human saliva an indicator of the adverse health effects of using mobile phones?
Antioxid Redox Signal. 2012 Aug 15. [Epub ahead of print]
Hamzany Y, Feinmesser R, Shpitzer T, Mizrachi A, Hilly O, Hod R, Bahar G, Otradnov I, Gavish M, Nagler RM.
Source
Rabin Medical Center, Petah Tiqva and Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel; hamzany@tx.tau.ac.il.
Abstract
Increasing use of mobile phones creates growing concern regarding harmful effects of radiofrequency non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation (NIER) on human tissues located close to the ear where phones are commonly held for long periods of time. We studied 20 subjects in the ‘mobile phone group’ who had a mean duration of mobile phone use of 12.5 years (range 8-15) and a mean time use of 29.6 hours per month (range 8-100). Deaf individuals served as controls. We compared salivary outcomes (secretion, oxidative damage indices, flow rate and composition) between mobile phone users and non-users.
We report significant increase in all salivary oxidative stress indices studied in mobile phone users. Salivary flow, total protein, albumin and amylase activity were decreased in mobile phone users. These observations lead to the hypothesis that the use of mobile phones may cause oxidative stress and modify salivary function.
PMID: 22894683 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22894683?dopt=Abstract

Margaret
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Mount Alexander Council requests smart meters health safety guarantee!

http://stopsmartmeters.com.au/2012/08/20/mount-alexander-council-requests-smart-meters-health-safety-guarantee/

Posted on August 20, 2012 by Stop Smart Meters Australia

Mount Alexander Council has passed a motion last week calling for the roll-out of wireless smart meters in the Shire to be made voluntary until a public statement can be provided, guaranteeing safety from non-thermal chronic exposure to RF radiation from smart meters. The motion calls for the Council to write to the Minister for Energy and Resources, the Honourable Michael O’Brien, requesting this guarantee in the light of concerns regarding the potential ill health effects of smart meters. The response from the Minister is to be brought to a future Council Meeting.

In addition, the motion calls for the Council to ask the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) to put forward a Notice of Motion at the next State Council requesting the MAV to investigate possible health problems associated with smart meters and, based on the outcome, to take appropriate action.

Stop Smart Meters Australia applauds Mount Alexander Shire Councillors on this initiative. We look forward to more Councils lobbying the MAV!

Mount Alexander Shire councillors have shown that they truly are listening to residents’ concerns regarding the health safety of wireless smart meters. We await the response from the Minister for Energy and Resources to their motion!

Click here to read a copy of the motion that was passed: Mount Alexander Motion 14.08.12

Robert

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Environmental Sensitivities Workshops Quebec

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Wi-Fi goes to high court in Israel

Lawyer Michael Bach represents 1) lawyer Dafna Tachover 2) the chairwoman of the national parents leadership 3) sane cellular forum. The education ministry was warned in a letter before lawsuit in the high court that if they do not ban the Wi-Fi until Monday they will be sued.
The responses to an article that was published about it, show that most people do not understand what’s the problem, many mocking, claiming that there is radiation everywhere anyway, that parents who sue are parents who give their children cell phone iphone etc… most of the responses are like that.
Ynet is the most popular website in Israel, belonging to the biggest national newspaper.

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California Coastal Commission Votes Unanimously to Approve Big Basin State Park Verizon Cell Sites

Studies of tadpoles exposed to cell tower radiation show 90% mortality rates, and the wetlands adjacent to one of the cell sites is crucial habitat for the red-legged frog and other endangered species.

http://stopsmartmeters.org/2012/08/14/california-coastal-commission-votes-unanimously-to-approve-big-basin-state-park-verizon-cell-sites/

 

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Cell Phone Towers Disrupt Police Radio System

Specifically, officials said, cell phone towers operated by AT&T Wireless have been interfering with the city’s public safety communications frequency and causing radio failures among police and firefighters on city streets. 

“If the officer is in an area close to one of their cell sites, essentially the cell site overpowers their radios,” he said.

http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Oakland-police-radio-culprit-cell-towers-3802585.php

Robert / Sharon

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Group Claims Smart Meters Are Hazardous To Your Health

The utility company said it’s smart meter will take a reading once an hour, but only send back a message once a day, much different from a cell phone that is on constantly and always sending a signal.

(Note – once a day is much different from most smart meters that we are aware of – does this mean the utility company is not telling the truth, as others have in the past, or have they found a method of using smart meters much more safely?  Why not only once a week or once a month to be even more safe?)

http://www.fox17online.com/news/fox17-group-claims-smart-meters-are-hazardous-to-your-health-20120820,0,241146.story

 

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Victory! No Cell Towers on School Grounds!

When will T-Mobile get the message that we do not want them to build cell towers on our school grounds?

http://northdruidhills.patch.com/articles/victory-no-cell-towers-on-school-grounds

Robert

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From Quebec

Bonjour à tous et à toutes!

Quelques nouveaux articles à lire:

Notre dernière conférence à Val-David a reçu une belle couverture de presse du Journal Accès Laurentides.  2 articles ont été écrits sur le sujet:

 http://www.journalacces.ca/Actualite/2012-07-17/article-3033542/Les-compteurs-idiots/1

http://www.journalacces.ca/media/issues/flipbook/0000007450/  à la page 6 du journal virtuel

 

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Implications of IARC classification that are not spoken aloud
The IARC classification justifies implementation of the Precautionary Principle, confirms the existence of non-thermal effects and justifies revision of safety standards.
See it here:
Dariusz

 

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FDA Scandal

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/31/us/dr-robert-smith-caustic-crusader-in-fda-spying-scandal.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

 

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Wi Fi Dangers to Children

Mr Gibb. Minister For Schools.

Date: 13/10/2011

Wi-Fi Risk in Schools.

Minister,

Following our discussion last Friday, please find enclosed the letter requested.

By 1976, thousands of Government research documents existed highlighting the health dangers of below-thermal (Wi-Fi) microwave irradiation. In this year, the U.S Government advised Western Governments to… ‘not enforce stringent exposure standards as this would become unfavourable for industrial output.’

This directive exists today. The U.S Government listed both physiological and neuropathological illnesses from low-level microwave irradiation.

Concerning the above radiation:

Children are more vulnerable than adults due to immature immune systems, soft bones, the blood-brain-barrier being under-developed, damage to ovarian follicles and their size ( they absorb more radiation).

Research has shown over 200 clusters of Staff and Childhood illnesses in schools, attributed to low-level microwave irradiation. I know of three countries removing Wi-Fi from schools purely on health grounds.

These phenomena have been raised by MP’s in the House of Commons, arguing over cancer clusters of children exposed to such radiation. One such case concerned eleven children under the age of eleven- another contained twelve children.

Following each such debate a Minister stands and says “…HPA adheres strictly to the I.C.N.I.R.P Guidelines …”- or similar words. These statements are in fact untrue. The I.C.N.I.R.P statement actually says: ‘Children may have a lower tolerance … than the rest of the population … decision-makers should review current scientific literature … determine appropriate reduction factors.’

This became the focus of the international Bio-Initiative Report which set new safety levels as recommended by the Council of Europe.

A classroom of Wi-Fi laptops exceeds, by many orders of magnitude, this E.U safety level. The classrooms’ radiation level even exceeded that from a W.H.O adviser, who found that 47.7% of pregnant women miscarried before the 8th week of pregnancy, with levels much lower than those in any classroom. This phenomenon has now been confirmed experimentally with other mammalian species, and published.

Exacerbating this is the ‘knock on effect’ of ovarian damage to young girls. This problem is two-fold:
Firstly, the ovarian follicles can suffer D.N.A damage (mitochondrial DNA is 10 x’s more susceptible to low-level chronic microwave irradiation than other DNA) leading to genetically damaged offspring.
N.B. Mitochondrial DNA is irreparable, thence will succeed through successive generations.

Secondly, should a pregnant student or teacher suffer this irradiation, the embryo/foetus has little or no defence mechanisms for the first ~100 days of pregnancy. At this time, the lady may not know she is pregnant and hence take little or no precautions, for the protection of her embryo. There is no known safe level for an embryo/foetus or child.

Often, an overlooked point is that the absorption of this radiation is accumulative and a low dose can be as harmful, over a long period, as a short high dose. The industry’s own research shows this-hence their warnings to children/pregnant women.

Finally, on a global scale, research publications now show the Communications Industry to be the most polluting on the Planet, re carbon footprint – exceeding that of the Aviation Industry.

Introducing Wi-Fi into every school can only compound this problem. Also my personal discussions with Royalty, Ministers, Governments and Leaders of Communities, show that they worry about a possible ~ 40% increase in their health budget in anticipation of the (minimum) ~ 3% + to (maximum) ~ 47.7% of sick populations – some of this from the modulations/pulses entraining the brain waves, causing mental illness and severe physical conditions.

Signed,

Barrie Trower ,

Scientific Advisor to Six National/International Bodies inc Radiation Research Trust (International), h.e.s.e (international Scientific/environment/education/research)
Barrie Trower
3 Flowers Meadow
Liverton
Newton Abbot
Devon, TQ12 6UP
Jean

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Microwave Weapons

In an interview, expert Barrie Trower discusses harm caused by microwave radiation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdB-tbzJSrk&feature=player_embedded&fb_source=message

Marika

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Biological Effects on Vegetables by Electricity
The electric current apparently stresses the potatoes, and they produce more polyphenols as a protective measure. The team suspected that the same effect would occur with sweet potatoes, but until now, nobody had tried.
David
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Mayo Clinic Cardiologists Dramatically Cut Patient Exposure to Radiation from X-Rays
David

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Pulsed Electromagnetic Devices Pose Health Risks
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3226/

The human body as a walking RF antenna
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3240/

Tumour fear cuts chatter as woman switch off their mobile phones
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3232/

Why Our Urban Trees are Dying
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3228/

Barrie Trower predicts economic and ecological systems collapse
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3225/

Scientists manipulated research played down brain tumour risks in children
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3230/

Cancer Industry: Profits Before Lives
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3237/

Killer Cell Phones: Why Honeybees Are Dying Worldwide
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3239/

The Latest Danger: ‘Smart Meters’
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3233/

SmartMeters and Electropollution
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3254/

Smart Meters: not so smart an idea
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3227/

Cellphones ring in alarm bells
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3251/

Wi-Fi making kids, teachers sick?
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3253/

Brennan Park phone tower fight looms
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3231/

Money for masts
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3234/

Phone mast plan fury residents in blockade
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3238/

Parents worried at new mast scheme
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3241/

B.C. Hydro program sparks up a storm of controversy
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3243/

CTIA again tries to block San Francisco cell phone radiation ordinance
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3244/

People power halts roof mobile phone mast, in Sutherland Grove, Teddington
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3252/

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W.E.E.P. News

Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution News 

24 August 2012


Professor Yury Grigoriev calls for order and the world needs to listen“Man conquered the Black Plague, but he has created new problems – EMF pollution”The Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection has agreed to provide a detailed report for the world containing clear information on the most important Russian research results in RF/EMF radiation over the past 50 years.

“According to the RNCNIRP, the following health hazards are likely to be faced by children who use mobile phones in the near future: disruption of memory, decline of attention, diminishing learning and cognitive abilities, increased irritability, sleep problems, increase in sensitivity to the stress, increased epileptic readiness. Action must be taken immediately to adopt biologically based guidelines to protect children.” Current standards are based more on engineering needs than biological studies.

http://iemfa.org/images/pdf/Professor%20Yury%20Grigoriev.pdf

Susan
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AMAZING NEWS FROM ISRAEL

MINISTRY OF HEALTH JOINED OUR CAUSE- CALLING TO BAN WIFI IN SCHOOLSFollowing our correspondence threatening to bring a Petition to the Supreme Court to ban WIFI in schools, the the Minister of Health, sent us a letter this morning, stating that he is supporting our action and calls to BAN WIFI in SCHOOLS!
We sent another warning letter sayingthat on Sunday, a Petition to the Supreme Court would be submitted!
Dafna
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Cruelty to Animals?
Idiots and donkeys?

Deborah

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Negligent ?
Why would they not learn about the health effects before subjecting children to dangerous microwave radiation?
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Wireless Head
In Bavaria (Germany), three government agencies (Bavarian Ministry of Environment and Health, Bavarian Ministry of Education, and the Bavarian Environment Agency) launched a program about cell phone radiation in schools through which interested teachers can loan a “phantom head” to do live measurements of cell phones right in class. It is a great visual tool to help students understand the inverse square law and how much it can matter how far the cell phone is away from your body while you are using it.This is the phantom head being used:http://www.maschek.de/uk/frameset.php?p=produkteBest regards,
Katharina
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10 Days to Remove Phone Towers
Within the same duration of next 10 days, the government would have to remove mobile phone towers installed on all school buildings and hospitals in the state. In addition to this, the government has to conduct a survey (also in 10 days) and tell the court about the number of cancer patients who are living within the vicinity of cellphone towers.
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More School Wi Fi Stupidity
All staff, students and guest will have access to a very robust WiFi system.
The WiFi system is now in place in both the elementary and secondary schools.
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Cancer fear: were the workers of the broadcast authority
exposed to dangerous radiation?
Summery of article: (which is most of the 5 pages)
The workers of the broadcast authority in Haifa are scared: several of them got cancer and part of them died, the common thing to all the sick people- they worked on the same floor where there are the antennas and transmitters. Now they demand from the broadcast authority to expose the results of the radiation checks that were done in the place. The broadcast authority:
“the magnetic fields levels are negligible”
A worker who got cancer Basem Mansur, tells that he worked in the building for 15 years, and used to come as a child because his father worked there too. He started to think about it when Abu Sharif died of cancer, Omar died of cancer,
Danny Unger of TV died of cancer a year ago and his two friends on the radio who are fighting cancer.
“I told myself  that if Moshe, who never got close near a cigarette, got cancer, it is surely because there is radiation in the building.”
Mansur was found to have a tumor at the size of coconut, between the lung and the heart.
8 workers in the building died, part of them died relatively in short time. Now the workers feel insecurity to continue to arrive
to work, and part of them are thinking of going to court.
“When you are healthy, you don’t stop to think what’s really going on here” claims Mansur, “although always when I arrived at the building I felt dizziness…I trembled of  fear every time I had to enter into the building, but this is the place of my work and I knew
had no choice. It is expected of the broadcasting authority that they know to be honest with their workers.
Now I believe that they will pay to every person who was damaged by the radiation”.
Today he deals with being underweight and difficulty breathing, his legs and arms are swollen.
“How none in the broadcast authority told us to be careful?  If they had told us that there was a chance, even the minimal,
that we are sitting inside radiation that endangers our lives, I would have left long time ago.  There is no sum in the world
that is worth our health”.
Another worker, told: “The coin fell for us, when we heard of the sudden death of the studios manager, Danny Unger who died
of lung cancer very quickly”.
Part of the workers report on headaches, on daily basis. Also the security guards of the building, whose position
is close to the transmitters. Also the rest of the workers report on strange phenomenons from time to time.
Experts examination was done but no one saw it or received it. “We know that there was an examination, at the end they told us that everything is OK and no more than that” told one of the workers. ” They built, though, partitions between the security guards position and the transmitters, but they told us that this is just in case”.
The broadcasting studios, the dishes, the antennas, are located in the 6th floor of the building, where there are also
the TV studios of channel 1. Beyond the wall sit the workers, all day while the transmitters emit radiation.
Until lately none asked questions.  “Everything seemed so safe” explains the same worker, “that there was no place for questions”
The technician who works the longest time there, Shmulik Trauber, who deals with lung cancer, did not think there was
a place for worry. “This was not a question that was even raised in me”, he said. He started coughing for 4 weeks non stop, lung cancer was found, with lymph metastases. He worked for 42 years in the broadcast authority.
Only after the newspaper arrived to him he started thinking of a connection, when he thought of the quantity of the
people who died or are sick, ” I really start thinking that maybe there’s a place for the thought that this is a result of
the radiation in the building. Until now I did not think there’s a reason.”
One of the workers told that after people who understand about the issue were there, then suddenly
partitions were built. “Bottom line, everyday when I come home my head is very painful”
Why do you not demand to see the findings of the examination
“They told us everything is fine. I’m afraid to lose my working place which is very comfortable for me.
If I do troubles, I will be fired”.
The broadcast authority’s response:
“In an examination that was ordered by the broadcast authority, and was done by “Tevet” company, an authorized laborary, in January 2010, there was found that the levels of the magnetic fields are negligible, much lower than the WHO’s standard and
are accepted also by the Env. Ministry. More they added that they monitor and minimize exposure, and their standard is transparency of  information for the  public and workers.
Iris
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Interesting Clouds (non EMF)

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Pulsed Electromagnetic Devices Pose Health Risks
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3226/

The human body as a walking RF antenna
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3240/

Tumour fear cuts chatter as woman switch off their mobile phones
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3232/

Why Our Urban Trees are Dying
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3228/

Barrie Trower predicts economic and ecological systems collapse
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3225/

Scientists manipulated research played down brain tumour risks in children
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3230/

Cancer Industry: Profits Before Lives
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3237/

Killer Cell Phones: Why Honeybees Are Dying Worldwide
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3239/

The Latest Danger: ‘Smart Meters’
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3233/

SmartMeters and Electropollution
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3254/

Smart Meters: not so smart an idea
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3227/

Cellphones ring in alarm bells
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3251/

Wi-Fi making kids, teachers sick?
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3253/

Brennan Park phone tower fight looms
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3231/

Money for masts
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3234/

Phone mast plan fury residents in blockade
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3238/

Parents worried at new mast scheme
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3241/

B.C. Hydro program sparks up a storm of controversy
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3243/

CTIA again tries to block San Francisco cell phone radiation ordinance
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3244/

People power halts roof mobile phone mast, in Sutherland Grove, Teddington
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3252/

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http://www.sharenews-blog.com:8090/helma/twoday/sharenews/stories/7779/

 

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http://www.sharenews-blog.com:8090/helma/twoday/sharenews/stories/7770/

 

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http://www.sharenews-blog.com:8090/helma/twoday/sharenews/stories/7784/

 

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http://www.sharenews-blog.com:8090/helma/twoday/sharenews/stories/7796/

 

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http://www.sharenews-blog.com:8090/helma/twoday/sharenews/stories/7825/

 

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http://tinyurl.com/2vhcbl6
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W.E.E.P. News

Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution News 

2 July 2012

CTV Fails its Viewers
A recent CTV Vancouver news story by reporter Jon Woodward, provided very wong information about the strength and safety of Wi Fi systems in schools.  The report gives the impression that it is safe to use Wi Fi around children, yet ignores the scientific evidence which suggests otherwise.  Here are some comments and links which detail the situation - 
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Conflict of interest?
So from Jon Woodward’s reply letter (form letter to everyone), he said that he consulted sources at UBC (who?) and equipment manufacturers (who?), and those people highly recommended Karl Reardon. After Karl Reardon finished his testing, Jon took the results and went back to UBC expert (was it the same person who recommended Reardon in the first place?) to verify the results, and the UBC expert approved those results.This is the UBC expert:CTV’s UBC expert Prof. Dave Michelson- In 2010, Prof. Michelson applied for and successfully received a position as Chair of Academic Advisory Panel for Wavefront Wireless Commercialization Centre (WWCC). The mission of the WWCC project is “accelerating wireless innovation & commercialization for Canada”.
http://www.ece.ubc.ca/news/201012/professor-david-michelson-plays-key-role-successful-wavefront-wireless-innovation-societ- The $22.6 Million was partially from federal government and partially from industry partners including “Sierra Wireless, Ericsson, Nokia, Orange and others”.
http://www.techvibes.com/blog/wavefront-to-open-national-centre-of-excellence-for-wireless-commercialization

Wavefront to Open National Centre of Excellence for Wireless Commercialization

Posted by Rob Lewis on 2010-12-06 10:34:00 AM

Vancouver’s Wavefront

announced this morning that they will be launching a new national Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research(CECR) for wireless technologies in partnership with the Government of Canada.

Beginning in 2011 and over the next five years, the new Wavefront Wireless Commercialization Centre (WWCC) will receive $11.6 Million in federal funding through the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) Program in addition to $11 Million in cash and in-kind support that Wavefront’s partners in industry, academia and government have pledged to date.

The WWCC will have a national focus, driving the growth of Canadian wireless companies, enhancing their global competitiveness and productivity, and creating high value technology and jobs.

Industry partners include Sierra Wireless, Ericsson, Nokia, Orange and others who have committed funds and resources to the WWCC. In addition, 27 leading Canadian universities from coast to coast will be partnering with the WWCC.

Regular Techvibes readers will recognize the Wavefront name as we have been published a weekly feature called Wavefront Wireless Wednesday

since September.

So from Jon Woodward’s reply letter (form letter to everyone), he said that he consulted sources at UBC (who?) and equipment manufacturers (who?), and those people highly recommended Karl Reardon. After Karl Reardon finished his testing, Jon took the results and went back to UBC expert (was it the same person who recommended Reardon in the first place?) to verify the results, and the UBC expert approved those results.

- Prof. Michelson is a Director on the Board of Wavefront. This board “represents all facets of the wireless and new media community (entrepreneurs, operators, device manufacturers, venture capital firms, small businesses to large enterprise companies). ” Bios of the directors available at the link below.
About Wavefront
http://www.wavefrontac.com/about/
Board members: http://www.wavefrontac.com/about/the-board/

Do you see any conflict of interest?

Plus:

(1) What does he mean by “The policy recommendation of the B.C. Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils was worth examining” ? BCCPAC has studied WiFi for THREE YEARS, and how much time has Jon devoted to this research?
And he assumes that BCCPAC parents did not have any idea about radiation level before recommending or passing the resolution?

(2) “debate is often presented to the lay public without regard to the actual use of the technology in the schools in Vancouver at this time. ” Completely wrong. We were particularly concerned about the nearfiend/contact-level radiation exposure to the children, but that was specifically NOT measurement by the engineer, even tho’ the segment showed students working on ipads on their laps. Peak levels were also not reported. They only reported “average” measurements.

(3) The parents whom he had arranged to be interviewed would have given him many quotes about why Wi-Fi should not be used. Instead, these interviews were slashed and replaced by pro-WiFi principal, Grade 9 students and wireless-industry-affiliated “experts”.

“We can work on the same Google Document, and without the Wi-Fi that would not be possible,” said the Grade 9 student.
Do they even know that they can do the same thing with wired computers?!

Wi-Fi danger in schools overblown: CTV investigation
http://bc.ctvnews.ca/wi-fi-danger-in-schools-overblown-ctv-investigation-1.854418

B.C. school districts divided on future of Wi-Fi
http://bc.ctvnews.ca/b-c-school-districts-divided-on-future-of-wi-fi-1.856605

CTV News is being sued by a charitable organization for another biased or fabricated “investigation” aired in Dec 2011.

Michelle
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Also
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Who can be trusted?
Here is an example of an expert The X Chief Health Officer for Vancouver,
John Blatherwick, that advises the likes of B C Hydro .
When he made a statement on CKNW radio that EMF from cell phones etc.
dose not penetrate the skin and I confronted him by E Mail
,this was his answer to me.Robert R
—– Original Message —–
From: “John Blatherwick” <fjblatherwick@shaw.ca>
Sent: Wednesday, November 09, 2011 8:11 PM
Subject: Cancer in British Columbia
>I accepted some information from a trusted friend who is a physicist but
>when I challenged him, he told me that he was wrong. Which then makes me
>wrong. So I apologize – the information I had was wrong. I fall on my
>sword.
>
> John
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Mysterious ailments linked to smart meters?

“One day I was sitting in my living room and I started getting these intense chest pains,” says Rita Field, who lives in Prescott.

The apartment she shares with her dog is only ten feet away from a wall of APS electrical meters.

“My neighbor said I bet you are affected by those smart meters and I said smart meters what’s that?”

Mark
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Daily many RSS Newsfeeds from all over the world

If you like an easy overview of the latest EMF news around the world use the link, easy and very convenient.
<<
http://iemfa.org/index.php/newsfeed
>>If there are more English Newsfeeds please send them to me.
Kind regards,International EMF Alliance
Alex Swinkels, Netherlands
Board Member

Mail: info@iemfa.org
Web:
www.iemfa.org
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Childrens Safety not a concern for these School Board Trustees

Trustee Julie Austin proposed striking a district committee to research the health effects and role of WiFi in schools.  She was concerned about possible health effects of radio-frequency electromagnetic fields emitted from wireless technology.

Her proposal was defeated.

It would appear that these people are not competent to be on a School Board.
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Mammograms
Don’t forget another source of cancer, specifically breast cancer: mammograms themselves. I believe this has been discussed here before. I want to let everyone in on a little research project I have been doing. I have been trying to locate just one woman personally who got breast cancer without having had an annual mammogram. So far no luck with this. However I have found loads of women who I spoke with personally who had their annual mammograms and ended up with breast cancer. In fact, every woman who told me they had had breast cancer had their annual mammogram before getting it. One, a trim, healthy, gym-going 50 year old was having 2 a year due to family history!  Seems like I would get a few saying that they had occasional mammograms and it happened to be detected them. No,every one had annual. And so did other women that they knew of who got breast cancer. I spoke with many women so far.
Don’t get me wrong. I am not saying to not have these tests done. I don’t wish to be responsible if you just happen to be the rare exception and get breast cancer without a mammogram. I am just saying that we simply need to be educated about the danger of these tests so we can make informed decisions. And of course there are other factors that contribute to cancer, such as you mentioned.
From what I have heard, breast cancer in Mexico is rare, and so aren’t mammograms. Interesting…
Cheryl
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The Risk to our Electrical Systems
Stuxnet – Let the Hacking Begin.
When will smart meters become the target?
Robert
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A Doctor’s Warning
Electromagnetic Pollution And Its Health Effects On The Organism Ivan Figueroa Otero MD FACS
The Great New Scourge Of The 21 St Century Let’s Not Repeat The Mistakes Of Our Past
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Respect rights of those with environmental sensitivities

Linda Ewart was born in B.C. and has lived here all her life. As a retired elementary school teacher, she believes that every person has a basic human right to a safe living environment.
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EHS Fight Back
This weekend an article was published about me and EHS (a condition
caused by wireless radaiation)  in the weekend issue of the leading
Israeli paper, in its most important section.
Following is a link to the article in my blog (EHS Fight Back).Translation to English is provided:http://ehsfighback.blogspot.com/2012/06/article-about-dafna-tachover-ehs.htmlThank youDafna
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Dangerous Meters

http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20120616/bc_mission_fire_120616/20120616/?hub=BritishColumbiaHome

Are we starting to see the results of greedy policy at the expense of the safety of you in your own home?
Are we starting to see what happens when you send 900 000 000 Hz into wiring that is only compatible for 60 hz?
Are we starting to see the results of what happens when you also have up to 2000 other meters sending 900 000 000 hz signals into your wiring all day for life?
Are we going to start asking our local MP’s Newspapers, Insurers, BC Hydro for answers?
Are we going to start to tell our neighbours and friends?
Are we going to start asking questions when the Zigbee chip is activated and we have 2 400 000 000 Hz and 900 000 000 Hz going into our wires at the same time, all day, every day, for life?
Are we going to figure out that maybe…. just maybe… this device, installed sometimes by 19 year old kids, who are not electricians, only concerned about piecework commission and rushing, installing hot, a non csa/ul approved device, with no third party testing, just hydro’s ‘word’ (as if that holds water or ever did) that we are safe?
When we know it is just money talking as all the guys in Hydro have shares in Corix, the meter installers and have a MASSIVE CONFLICT OF INTEREST and ALOT OF MONEY TO BE MADE, and likely lawsuits, total loss of share value, so now, rather than admit they have put 1.8 MILLION houses at risk for money and ALL people who live in BC, they have to continue their lie or risk loss in their share prices in their original investments they made in 2008-10.
DO WE UNDERSTAND THEIR SHAREHOLDER VALUE IS MORE VALUABLE THAN…..YOU, YOUR KIDS, YOUR FAMILY, YOUR LIFE ITSELF.
Would I be crazy to predict Hydro and the meter, will not be blamed, the homeowner will have to fend for themselves, and all people of BC will be at risk of fire all so a bunch of cronies can make a buck.
We have warned of this for months, not because we are psychic, because it is simple laws of electricity, physics and math, that have been ignored for money.
This is very real folks!
Brian
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Dangerous New Appliances

Next time you are hunting for an energy efficient home appliance to replace that old dryer, microwave oven or fridge, the obvious step is to choose one with a good Energy Star

rating. Note, however, that the Energy Star rating will soon have provision for new generation home appliances that have wireless connectivity to a smart meter. What is not said in the below article, however, is that disabling the wireless device in the appliance will void the appliance’s warranty and may even be an illegal act.

Don

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Dangerous Trains
A three-month wi-fi trial has been launched on ScotRail’s Edinburgh to If successful, ministers hope to see wi-fi introduced across the country’s rail network.
“We are working towards bringing the internet to every corner of Scotland, including ensuring people can get online even when they’re on the move, be that commuting to and from work or travelling socially.”
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Chile becoming more democratic than most !
BREATHTAKING: After debating this subject for a decade, the Government of Chile has passed the “Ley de Torres” or the Towers Act. The law, approved by a large majority of members of the Chilean Congress 1) strictly limits the power of antennas, 2) reduces urban impact of towers through ‘infrastructure sharing’, 3) opens up a process for citizen participation in the approval or denial process for new towers at the local level, effectively requiring prior permission, and terms, from local residents prior to receiving municipal permits; 4) allows property owners to request a reassessment of tax valuation for properties, and communities, where towers are located, to receive compensation from telecom providers in the form of improvement to neighborhood public spaces in an amount representing approximately 30% of tower installation costs; and 5) has a retroactive component in that it established mitigation measures in areas that are saturated with antennas, including those close to homes or institutions, such as kindergartens, health centers or schools. The Act has been signed into law by President Pinera and takes effect this week. Chile’s Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications Pedro Pablo Errazuriz stated, “…in addition to protecting the urban landscape and the goodwill of the neighborhoods, the new law takes care of the most important: the health of people in a precautionary manner as recommended by the World Health Organization, setting strict limits on the powers of the antennas. Chile is setting standards in this regard.” We will follow up with more details as we learn them.

The new law is retroactive, therefore, there will be a register to check the antennas meet current emission rates established radio now and will be required to undertake improvement works.

http://www.24horas.cl/politica/ley-de-torres-entra-en-vigencia-176611

The Government Website page

http://www.gob.cl/infografias/2012/06/13/nueva-ley-de-antenas.htm

Camilla
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“We looked at the effects both quantitatively and qualitatively and followed up the volunteers a year on,” explains Thomée, who will present the results in her upcoming thesis. “The conclusion is that intensive use of ICT can have an impact on mental health among young adults.”
Camilla
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Electromagnetic Fields and Leakage of the Blood Brain Barrier: Dr. Leif Salford

Their results were consistent and worrisome: microwave radiation. . ..caused the blood-brain barrier . . .to leak.”  (It was repeated in 2003  on 32 additional animals; they waited this time 8 weeks before “sacrificing them”–and found “up to two percent of the  neurons in all areas of the brain were shrunken and degenerated.”Dr. Salford, says Firstenberg, called the ”potential implications ‘terrifying.’”
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Smart meter anger in Frankston

A SMART meter protest group has been formed following a packed public meeting in Frankston.   Organisers were only expecting about 30 people to attend the meeting at the Frankston Mechanics Institute Hall, but 130 turned up to voice concerns over the state government’s smart meter roll out.

Robert
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Mobile phone related illnesses on the rise in UAE

Dr Menon also adds that increasing use of SMS texting is also resulting in muscles between the fingers and the thumb getting wasted and a resulting groove in the fingers, a problem similar to those faced by typists who constantly used the typewriter.

Robert
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’60 Minutes’ Reports on the Dangers of Sugar
This is not EMF related but has important new health information.

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http://www.buergerwelle.de/en/

Pulsed Electromagnetic Devices Pose Health Risks
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3226/

The human body as a walking RF antenna
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3240/

Tumour fear cuts chatter as woman switch off their mobile phones
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3232/

Why Our Urban Trees are Dying
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3228/

Barrie Trower predicts economic and ecological systems collapse
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3225/

Scientists manipulated research played down brain tumour risks in children
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3230/

Cancer Industry: Profits Before Lives
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3237/

Killer Cell Phones: Why Honeybees Are Dying Worldwide
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3239/

The Latest Danger: ‘Smart Meters’
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3233/

SmartMeters and Electropollution
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3254/

Smart Meters: not so smart an idea
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3227/

Cellphones ring in alarm bells
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3251/

Wi-Fi making kids, teachers sick?
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3253/

Brennan Park phone tower fight looms
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3231/

Money for masts
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3234/

Phone mast plan fury residents in blockade
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3238/

Parents worried at new mast scheme
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3241/

B.C. Hydro program sparks up a storm of controversy
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3243/

CTIA again tries to block San Francisco cell phone radiation ordinance
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3244/

People power halts roof mobile phone mast, in Sutherland Grove, Teddington
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3252/

 

W.E.E.P. News

Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution News 

4 July 2012

Supreme Court lets $19B cellphone lawsuit proceed

The suit was filed on behalf of more than 14 million monthly cellphone subscribers, or nearly half the country’s population, and seeks the return of an estimated $12 billion, plus interest charges. That would result in a total claim of about $19 billion, or about $600 to $700 per customer.

Robert
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Bell Mischief?
On June 26, 2012, the SAME day that CTV’s biased Wi-Fi story was aired, WiFi Broadband Alliance announced that Bell Canada (the owner of CTV) just joined them as a new member. What a timely coincidence!http://www.wballiance.com/images/news/pdf/WBA_New_Members_Release-Seoul_CLEANED.pdf
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John Warn spoke warned that smart meterscan destroy appliances in the home, are a health threat and a fire hazard.
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Since the installation of smart metersat her subsidized-housing complex, a 57-year-old former realtor says her health has been so compromised that she’s using a wheelchair. As well, her cat is dying.
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Dangerous Aircraft
Delta Air Lines will start offering in-flight WiFi service on international flights early next year, the Atlanta-based carrier said Thursday.
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Vatican Conviction.
(March 2011) Italy’s supreme Court has ordered Vatican Radio to compensate a small town near Rome following claims that children there were at a higher risk of cancer because of the broadcaster’s high-powered transmitters.www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/vatican-radio-is-told-to-pay-out-over-cancer-risk-scare-2228541.html
 Regarding the Radio Vatican transmitter, it is the 94 MHz transmission that matters not the power levels.
At the distance of the observed effects of the B-field and  the A-field  have got  the correct phase difference to imprint environmental frequencies.
It is the A-field which carries the bio-information (see attachment).Cyril Smith.Cyril  W. Smith  PhD, DIC, Retired from Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Salford , UK
http://www.positivehealth.com/author/cyril-smith-ph-d
He has in all probability seen and tested more electromagnetically hypersensitive patients than anyone else in the world with the cooperation of Professor W.J. Rea in Dallas, Texas, and Dr. Jean Monro in England.
Lead author of the book ‘Electromagnetic Man’ which he co-wrote with Simon Best. He has also published a number of very important scientific papers.
See the attached document – Frequencies from the External Environment (Powerlines and cancer).
Andre
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Michigan Smart Meters

 

Thought you would be interested to hear that at least one lawyer is reporting legal events as they are occurring in Municipal News.
Best wishes,  Don
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Security of Our Electricity Grid
I encourage everyone to write their MPs, senators, congressmen, the media about this issue. If a person doesn’t care about health, privacy or costs, certainly he should care about whether the grid is attacked and we lose all electricity capability for years.
Experts are warning against this real possibility and it seems no one is listening. As usual, it’s up to us!!
Sharon Noble
Dear Ms. May, Mr. Atamanenko, Ms. Davies, Ms. Hughes, Mr. Garrison and Mr. Young.
I have sent you several emails with information which I think is important about smart meters. Even though these programs are being managed and mandated by provincial governments, there is a significant federal involvement which must not be denied or ignored. But, so far, I have heard nothing from the federal government about it – cybersecurity.
The reason for the grid is to send electricity where it is most needed from places that have surplus.
But this interconnected grid means when something dire happens in one place, everything other place is potentially threatened.
Many experts from the UK, the US (FBI, CIA), and from industry have warned that any wireless grid is subject to attack, accident or hacking by a curious teenager. Once this grid is complete every community in North America will be connected with every other. If something happens in New York, British Columbia will be affected. Security measures are inadequate at best, and sorely lacking in the words of some insiders
.
Last Sunday, CBS’s “60 Minutes” re-ran a program about this issue, in which this grid is said to be a natural point of attack in revenge for similar attacks on countries like Iran. In the words of former CIA director James Woolsey, it’s a matter of when, not if, this grid is brought down and we all will be in the dark ages, for months, years, or longer.
The benefits which accrue from the smart meter program have yet to be realized by any country or state which has implemented the grid. There are no cost or energy savings. In the words of many the only ones to benefit from this worldwide experiment are the corporations.
I ask you all to please, take a look at the attached youtube videos, and investigate the security issues associated with smart meters. I believe you will conclude, as so many already have, that this program must be stopped. And stopped now before more good money is spent on something which not only has no benefits but which endangers our very way of life.
If you would like more information on this topic, please let me know.
Thank you for your time.
Regards,
Sharon Noble
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters
Victoria, BC
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Cell phone survivors & non-survivors

Environmental Health Trust
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Scandal in BC
The Premier of this province, Christy Clark, lied to you.
There is no greater evidence I have ever released that proves this. She should immediately resign–in disgrace. Why she’s chosen to so brazenly lie about her certain involvement in the scandalous, corrupt sale of BC Rail, is beyond me, but I am hoping that she will have to finally answer to the law at a judicial inquiry.
The evidence below screams for one!
Robert
Note – This Premier is also ignoring the dangers caused by smart meters and allowing them to be installed throughout British Columbia.
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EMR causing Hypoxia of the blood.
I have recently read of a science project of high school students in Germany.  They tested how blood reacts to radiation of cell phones.  The result is Hypoxia of the blood.
(blood gets sticky, cells clump together & oxygen starvation sets in)
They also tested students standing 6 ft away from the cell phone user (only 20 seconds exposure) and remarkably, also their blood  showed the same reaction of Hypoxia. 
The participating students received a science award for their project.
Would it not make sense to have similar science experiments in Canadian schools regarding Wi-Fi?
Since Michelle has done a video, exposing the radiation coming from an i-pad, I could imagine that a video made by a students as a science project would make quite a splash, shaming CTV and Bell.
They could do the practical tests of computers and i-pads and learn investigative journalism by establishing contact with scientists like Dr. Havas, Dr. Trower etc. and trace the industry connection of ‘experts’ such as Karl Reardon. 
How embarrassing that would be for CTV/Bell when children out-science the ‘experts’, and show CTV, how real journalism is conducted.
Why can schools not take this issues into their own hands and investigate, test and research on their own?  The tools and information is readily available for anyone.
This text is in English, not the from students but from scientists.
Dr. Havas has a similar excellent piece on her own website.
Marcus / Sharon
Robert
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Warning: Cell Phones May Trigger ADHD and Other Behavior Problems
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Non-Thermal Effects
Available for download at http://www.icems.eu/papers.htm

The first ICEMS’ Monograph, “Non-Thermal Effects and Mechanisms of Interaction Between Electromagnetic Fields and Living Matter”, edited by Livio Giuliani and Morando Soffritti for the “European Journal of Oncology” – Library Vol. 5 of the National Institute for the Study and Control of Cancer and Environmental Diseases “Bernardo Ramazzini”, Bologna, Italy, 2010, Part I and Part II.

André

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W.E.E.P. – The Canadian initiative to stop: Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution

http://www.buergerwelle.de/en/Pulsed Electromagnetic Devices Pose Health Risks
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3226/The human body as a walking RF antenna
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3240/Tumour fear cuts chatter as woman switch off their mobile phones
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3232/Why Our Urban Trees are Dying
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3228/Barrie Trower predicts economic and ecological systems collapse
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3225/Scientists manipulated research played down brain tumour risks in children
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3230/Cancer Industry: Profits Before Lives
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3237/Killer Cell Phones: Why Honeybees Are Dying Worldwide
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3239/The Latest Danger: ‘Smart Meters’
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3233/SmartMeters and Electropollution
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3254/

Smart Meters: not so smart an idea
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3227/

Cellphones ring in alarm bells
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3251/

Wi-Fi making kids, teachers sick?
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3253/

Brennan Park phone tower fight looms
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3231/

Money for masts
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3234/

Phone mast plan fury residents in blockade
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3238/

Parents worried at new mast scheme
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3241/

B.C. Hydro program sparks up a storm of controversy
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3243/

CTIA again tries to block San Francisco cell phone radiation ordinance
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3244/

People power halts roof mobile phone mast, in Sutherland Grove, Teddington
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3252/


W.E.E.P. News

Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution News 

27 June 2012

SMART METER DISPUTE HEADED FOR CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT
Local newspaper reports on SmartMeter controversy including the possibility that SmartMeters may be harmful to people’s health. 
David Wilner is quoted in the story stating that ”in some people’s eyes, this is an epidemic.”  Wilner suggested there are enough people in the country who are supposedly suffering from SmartMeter-related afflictions to force a bigger battle.  There are complaints filed in several other states.  “This could take off at any time,” he said.
Read more: 
CONTACT:
David L. Wilner
Wilner & Associates
P.O. Box 2340
Novato, CA   94948-2340
USA
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What effect does wi-fi in schools have on your child?

Michelle
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Just watched the report – Jon Woodward is clearly working for CTV – BELL Globemedia.

It makes NO sense that the levels were higher in the non-wifi schools – EXCEPT if there were cordless phones in the schools or numerous cell phones.
Also – they measure outside the schools and found the levels were as high – they had to have been near a cell tower or transmitter.
I am going to write an email to Jon Woodward. I am FURIOUS about this – it gives a false sense of security to parents who are “one the fence”.
Carl
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It’s a sham. I could not post my comment and even after sending this information out to my list the poll went up in favor of people unconcerned. I think they are definitely the promoters of the lie.
Paul
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I second Paul, but add that this is a very good example of an obvious well-done professional hack, which is mind-washing the masses, who are so eager to accept…God help us
Shawn
I have written 2 comments, neither of which has shown up. I did it using 2 different computers – they are controlling the comments, just as they are trying to control the information that is being provided to parents who are not aware of the dangers posed to their children.
This company who did the testing makes most of its income from finding desperate people who will rent their property for cell transmitters.  Why would CTV allow a company with such a conflict of interest to do this testing?  How stupid do they think the public is?
A protest really is needed outside CTV’s studios.
Sharon
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They seem to be allowing only Pro-Wi-Fi comments.
I will open my website post’s comments, please post a copy at my website
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http://www.safeinschool.org/2012/06/ctv-wi-fi-danger-in-schools.htmlSend your comment to the reporter directly, if it is still no showing up.The reporter’s email address is: “Jon Woodward” <Jon.Woodward@bellmedia.ca>,Michelle
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Radiofrequency Leakage from Powerlines
Catherine
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Microwave oven dangers.
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In a recommendation paper, the European Commission says it is yet to be convinced that smarts meters are “economically justified”.
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Dangerous Dummies
Some stupid mothers put their babies at great risk!
Robert
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Girl battles rare
brain tumor

Another new brain disease.
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Should the FCC look for a link between mobile phones and cancer?

There’s even a possibility the FCC could look at different sets of standards: one for adults, and another more-stringent set of guidelines aimed at children, whose developing bodies may be more at risk.

Why is this even a question?  Of course they should, given the amount of scientific evidence that is already available.
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Public sector sick days cost $1B a year

Almost half of them are on leave for stress, depression or other mental health issues.

Is exposure to Wi Fi in the workplace partially responsible for this?
Robert
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Letter to the Editor
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Health risks with Wi-Fi.
Last year 2 students (22 & 25 years old) died of a heart attack and a 35 year old died of a brain tumour. All spent most of their day in a wireless environment in front of computers. One actually died on site while the other two died within two hours of leaving work. In another incident, my daughter’s partner, a computer technician, who spent most of his waking hours in front of a computer, died at age 36 from a heart attack. He was in reasonable physical shape and was about to engage in a ju jitsu lesson. Are these incidents just a coincidence?”

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Dog smarter than Wi Fi users
No mention about health effects of microwave exposure on this animation.
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Radiation generated by rooftop radio base stations
Currently, there are over 26 000 radio base stations in Hong Kong, of which about 60% are installed on the rooftops or external walls of buildings
Health crisis in the making?
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Women’s College Hospital says family doctors must learn to detect the symptoms of exposure to wireless radiation.
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In a meeting held earlier this week, the Social Affairs Committee resumed its debate on the harmful effects of electromagnetic radiation emitted by mobile phones

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W.E.E.P. – The Canadian initiative to stop: Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution

http://www.buergerwelle.de/en/

Pulsed Electromagnetic Devices Pose Health Risks
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3226/

The human body as a walking RF antenna
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3240/

Tumour fear cuts chatter as woman switch off their mobile phones
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3232/

Why Our Urban Trees are Dying
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3228/

Barrie Trower predicts economic and ecological systems collapse
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3225/

Scientists manipulated research played down brain tumour risks in children
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3230/

Cancer Industry: Profits Before Lives
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3237/

Killer Cell Phones: Why Honeybees Are Dying Worldwide
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3239/

The Latest Danger: ‘Smart Meters’
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3233/

SmartMeters and Electropollution
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3254/

Smart Meters: not so smart an idea
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3227/

Cellphones ring in alarm bells
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3251/

Wi-Fi making kids, teachers sick?
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3253/

Brennan Park phone tower fight looms
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3231/

Money for masts
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3234/

Phone mast plan fury residents in blockade
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3238/

Parents worried at new mast scheme
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3241/

B.C. Hydro program sparks up a storm of controversy
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3243/

CTIA again tries to block San Francisco cell phone radiation ordinance
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3244/

People power halts roof mobile phone mast, in Sutherland Grove, Teddington
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3252/

 

The following is a quick summary of another twenty papers that have come out over the last few months related to effects of electromagnetic radiation. Some of the papers are notable papers that have been published very recently, others are papers that were published a few months ago that have not yet made it to one of the Science Updates.

1. – Tell RA et al, (January 2012) Radiofrequency fields associated with the itron smart meter, Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2012 Jan 10. [Epub ahead of print] [View Author's abstract conclusions] [View on Pubmed]
This study examined radiofrequency (RF) emissions from smart electric power meters deployed in two service territories in California for the purpose of evaluating potential human exposure. These meters included transmitters operating in a local area mesh network (RF LAN, ˜250 mW); a cell relay, which uses a wireless wide area network (WWAN, ˜1 W); and a transmitter serving a home area network (HAN, ˜70 mW). In all instances, RF fields were found to comply by a wide margin with the RF exposure limits established by the US Federal Communications Commission. The study included specialised measurement techniques and reported the spatial distribution of the fields near the meters and their duty cycles (typically <1 %) whose value is crucial to assessing time-averaged exposure levels. This study is the first to characterise smart meters as deployed. However, the results are restricted to a single manufacturer’s emitters.

2. P Patruno A et al, (January 2012) Kinetic Study on the Effects of Extremely Low Frequency Electromagnetic Field on Catalase, Cytochrome P450 and Inducible Nitric Oxide Synthase in Human HaCaT and THP-1 Cell Lines, CNS Neurol Disord Drug Targets. 2012 Jan 10. [Epub ahead of print] [View Author's abstract conclusions] [View on Pubmed]
Extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields (ELF-EMF) have been found to produce a variety of biological effects. These effects of ELF-EMF depend upon frequency, amplitude, and length of exposure, And are also related to intrinsic susceptibility and responsiveness of different cell types. Although the mechanism of this interaction is still obscure ELF-EMF can influence cell proliferation, differentiation, cell cycle, apoptosis, DNA replication and protein expression. The aim of this study was to estimate various kinetic constants of catalase, cytochrome P450 and inducible nitric oxide synthase in response to ELF-EMF exposure in human HaCaT and THP-1 cell lines. In order to evaluate the effect of ELF-EMF on the modulation of cellular responses to an inflammatory stimulus, both cell lines were treated with lipopolysaccharide. To the best of our knowledge there is no available report on such type of kinetic study of selected enzymes in response to ELF-EMF in these cell lines. Therefore, the current study may reveal novel mechanism of ELF-EMF biological interaction with the enzymological and hormonal systems of living organisms. These new insights may be important for ELF-EMF application particularly for wound healing, tissue regeneration, and Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.

3. – Deatanyah P et al, (January 2012) Assessment of radiofrequency radiation within the vicinity of some gsm base stations in ghana, Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2012 Jan 18. [Epub ahead of print] [View Author's abstract conclusions] [View on Pubmed]
A radiofrequency (RF) electromagnetic radiation safety survey had been carried out at public access points in 46 towns with 76 Global Systems for Mobile communication cell sites in two major cities in Ghana. The objective was to determine the levels of RF field in residential areas, schools and market places, and compare the measured results with the guidelines set by the International Commission of Non-Ionising Radiation (ICNIRP). Measurements were made with log-periodic antenna coupled with spectrum analyzer. The results varied from 0.85 to 1.07 mW m(-2) and 0.78 to 1.19 mW m(-2) for the transmission frequencies of 900 and 1800 MHz, respectively. The result generally shows a compliance with the ICNIRP limit of 0.024 % but was 108 times higher than a similar survey carried out in Ghana 2 y ago.

4. P Soderqvist F et al, (December 2011) Childhood brain tumour risk and its association with wireless phones: a commentary, Environ Health. 2011 Dec 19;10(1):106. [Epub ahead of print] [View Author's abstract conclusions] [View on Pubmed]
Case-control studies on adults point to an increased risk of brain tumours (glioma and acoustic neuroma) associated with the long-term use of mobile phones. Recently, the first study on mobile phone use and the risk of brain tumours in children and adolescents, CEFALO, was published. It has been claimed that this relatively small study yielded reassuring results of no increased risk. We do not agree. We consider that the data contain several indications of increased risk, despite low exposure, short latency period, and limitations in the study design, analyses and interpretation. The information certainly cannot be used as reassuring evidence against an association, for reasons that we discuss in this commentary.

5. N Deltour I et al, (January 2012) Mobile Phone Use and Incidence of Glioma in the Nordic Countries 1979-2008: Consistency Check, Epidemiology. 2012 Jan 13. [Epub ahead of print] [View Author's abstract conclusions] [View on Pubmed]
Some case-control studies have reported increased risks of glioma associated with mobile phone use. If true, this would ultimately affect the time trends for incidence rates (IRs). Correspondingly, lack of change in IRs would exclude certain magnitudes of risk. We investigated glioma IR trends in the Nordic countries, and compared the observed with expected incidence rates under various risk scenarios. We analyzed annual age-standardized incidence rates in men and women aged 20 to 79 years during 1979-2008 using joinpoint regression (35,250 glioma cases). Probabilities of detecting various levels of relative risk were computed using simulations. For the period 1979 through 2008, the annual percent change in incidence rates was 0.4% (95% confidence interval = 0.1% to 0.6%) among men and 0.3% (0.1% to 0.5%) among women. Incidence rates have decreased in young men (20-39 years) since 1987, remained stable in middle-aged men (40-59 years) throughout the 30-year study period, and increased slightly in older men (60-79 years). In simulations, assumed relative risks for all users of 2.0 for an induction time of up to 15 years, 1.5 for up to 10 years, and 1.2 for up to 5 years were incompatible with observed incidence time trends. For heavy users of mobile phones, risks of 2.0 for up to 5 years’ induction were also incompatible. No clear trend change in glioma incidence rates was observed. Several of the risk increases seen in case-control studies appear to be incompatible with the observed lack of incidence rate increase in middle-aged men. This suggests longer induction periods than currently investigated, lower risks than reported from some case-control studies, or the absence of any association.

6. P Blackman C, (January 2012) Treating cancer with amplitude-modulated electromagnetic fields: a potential paradigm shift, again?, Br J Cancer. 2012 Jan 17;106(2):241-2. doi: 10.1038/bjc.2011.576 [View Author's abstract conclusions] [View on Pubmed]
Funding is needed for further medical and basic science research to identify and characterise the biological influence that amplitude-modulated EMFs have on the body, in its normal state, when recovering from disease or injury, and when initially affected by disease. As a caution, ‘information content’ EMF signals may not always have beneficial consequences for humans or their environment, so research should examine potential detrimental biological outcomes as well.

The group of three papers demonstrate a new, potentially important modality in the treatment of cancer that could lead to a paradigm shift in disease treatment. I hope that this medical application of AM-EMF will not be allowed languish without funding, as happened with its previous, ill-fated emergence.

7. – Gandhi OP et al, (October 2011) Exposure Limits: The underestimation of absorbed cell phone radiation, especially in children, Electromagn Biol Med. 2011 Oct 14. [Epub ahead of print] [View Author's abstract conclusions] [View on Pubmed]
The existing cell phone certification process uses a plastic model of the head called the Specific Anthropomorphic Mannequin (SAM), representing the top 10% of U.S. military recruits in 1989 and greatly underestimating the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) for typical mobile phone users, especially children. A superior computer simulation certification process has been approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) but is not employed to certify cell phones. In the United States, the FCC determines maximum allowed exposures. Many countries, especially European Union members, use the “guidelines” of International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), a non governmental agency. Radiofrequency (RF) exposure to a head smaller than SAM will absorb a relatively higher SAR. Also, SAM uses a fluid having the average electrical properties of the head that cannot indicate differential absorption of specific brain tissue, nor absorption in children or smaller adults. The SAR for a 10-year old is up to 153% higher than the SAR for the SAM model. When electrical properties are considered, a child’s head’s absorption can be over two times greater, and absorption of the skull’s bone marrow can be ten times greater than adults. Therefore, a new certification process is needed that incorporates different modes of use, head sizes, and tissue properties. Anatomically based models should be employed in revising safety standards for these ubiquitous modern devices and standards should be set by accountable, independent groups.

8. – Joseph W et al, (January 2012) In situ LTE exposure of the general public: Characterization and extrapolation, Bioelectromagnetics. 2012 Jan 23. doi: 10.1002/bem.21707. [Epub ahead of print] [View Author's abstract conclusions] [View on Pubmed]
In situ radiofrequency (RF) exposure of the different RF sources is characterized in Reading, United Kingdom, and an extrapolation method to estimate worst-case long-term evolution (LTE) exposure is proposed. All electric field levels satisfy the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) reference levels with a maximal total electric field value of 4.5 V/m. The total values are dominated by frequency modulation (FM). Exposure levels for LTE of 0.2 V/m on average and 0.5 V/m maximally are obtained. Contributions of LTE to the total exposure are limited to 0.4% on average. Exposure ratios from 0.8% (LTE) to 12.5% (FM) are obtained. An extrapolation method is proposed and validated to assess the worst-case LTE exposure. For this method, the reference signal (RS) and secondary synchronization signal (S-SYNC) are measured and extrapolated to the worst-case value using an extrapolation factor. The influence of the traffic load and output power of the base station on in situ RS and S-SYNC signals are lower than 1 dB for all power and traffic load settings, showing that these signals can be used for the extrapolation method. The maximal extrapolated field value for LTE exposure equals 1.9 V/m, which is 32 times below the ICNIRP reference levels for electric fields.

9. P Dasdag S et al, (January 2012) Effect of 900 MHz Radio Frequency Radiation on Beta Amyloid Protein, Protein Carbonyl, and Malondialdehyde in the Brain, Electromagn Biol Med. 2012 Jan 23. [Epub ahead of print] [View Author's abstract conclusions] [View on Pubmed]
Recently, many studies have been carried out in relation to 900 MHz radiofrequency radiation (RF) emitted from a mobile phone on the brain. However, there is little data concerning possible mechanisms between long-term exposure of RF radiation and biomolecules in brain. Therefore, we aimed to investigate long-term effects of 900 MHz radiofrequency radiation on beta amyloid protein, protein carbonyl, and malondialdehyde in the rat brain. The study was carried out on 17 Wistar Albino adult male rats. The rat heads in a carousel were exposed to 900 MHz radiofrequency radiation emitted from a generator, simulating mobile phones. For the study group (n: 10), rats were exposed to the radiation 2 h per day (7 days a week) for 10 months. For the sham group (n: 7), rats were placed into the carousel and the same procedure was applied except that the generator was turned off. In this study, rats were euthanized after 10 months of exposure and their brains were removed. Beta amyloid protein, protein carbonyl, and malondialdehyde levels were found to be higher in the brain of rats exposed to 900 MHz radiofrequency radiation. However, only the increase of protein carbonyl in the brain of rats exposed to 900 MHz radiofrequency radiation was found to be statistically significant (p < 0.001). In conclusion, 900 MHz radiation emitted from mobile/cellular phones can be an agent to alter some biomolecules such as protein. However, further studies are necessary.

10. P Touitou Y et al, (January 2012) Long-term (up to 20years) effects of 50-Hz magnetic field exposure on blood chemistry parameters in healthy men, Clin Biochem. 2012 Jan 9. [Epub ahead of print] [View Author's abstract conclusions] [View on Pubmed]
The potential effects of a chronic exposure to magnetic fields on blood chemistry in humans were tested. We examined the nocturnal profiles and levels of the following blood parameters: electrolytes (sodium, potassium, chloride, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus), nonprotein nitrogenous compounds (uric acid urea, creatinine), and glucose, in 15 men (38.0±0.9years) exposed chronically and daily for a period of 1-20years, in the workplace and at home, to a 50-Hz magnetic field in search of any cumulative effect from those chronic conditions of exposure. The weekly geometric mean of individual exposures ranged from 0.1 to 2.6 µT. The results are compared to those obtained in our control group: 15 unexposed men of similar age (39.4±1.2years), with the same synchronization and physical activity that served as controls (individual exposures ranged from 0.004 to 0.092 µT). Blood samples were taken hourly from 20:00h to 08:00h. This work shows that subjects exposed over a long period (up to 20 years) and on a daily basis to magnetic fields experienced significant changes in serum sodium, chloride, phosphorus and glucose where an effect for field-hour interaction was noted for exposures greater than 0.3 µT. Our data suggest that long-term exposure to 50-Hz magnetic fields (exposure >0.3 µT) in healthy men could induce some biological modifications of certain blood parameters, though their clinical relevance needs further investigation.

11. P Narinyan L et al, (January 2012) Age-dependent magnetosensitivity of heart muscle hydration, Bioelectromagnetics. 2012 Jan 17. doi: 10.1002/bem.21704. [Epub ahead of print] [View Author's abstract conclusions] [View on Pubmed]
The reason for hyper magnetosensitivity of young animals compared to older ones remains unclear. It has been suggested that age-induced tissue dehydration (decreased water content) could be a basis for the aging-related decrease in the organism’s magnetosensitivity. To test this hypothesis, the effect of a 0.2 T static magnetic field (SMF) exposure on heart muscle hydration in three age groups of rats (young, adult, and older) was studied, with and without ouabain poisoning. The SMF exposure resulted in heart muscle dehydration of young (21%) and adult (6.2%) rats but had no effect on older animals. In young animals without ouabin poisoning, SMF exposure caused dehydration of the heart muscle while in the ouabain-poisoned animals it led to hydration (29.6%). These hydration effects were more pronounced in young animals than in adult and older animals. The increased hydration (5.7%) of heart muscles in older animals was evoked by providing distilled water for seven days, which elevated (by 12%) the SMF-induced heart muscle hydration effect. These results suggest that the hyper magnetosensitivity of the young heart muscle and the lower sensitivity of older animals are due to initial high (83.5%) and low (75.3%) tissue hydration levels, respectively. Therefore, the age-induced decrease in the magnetosensitivity of heart muscle is likely to be a result of Na(+) /K(+) pump dysfunction.

12. P Fragopoulou AF et al, (January 2012) Brain proteome response following whole body exposure of mice to mobile phone or wireless DECT base radiation, Electromagn Biol Med. 2012 Jan 20. [Epub ahead of print] [View Author's abstract conclusions] [View on Pubmed]
The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of two sources of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) on the proteome of cerebellum, hippocampus, and frontal lobe in Balb/c mice following long-term whole body irradiation. Three equally divided groups of animals (6 animals/group) were used; the first group was exposed to a typical mobile phone, at a SAR level range of 0.17-0.37 W/kg for 3 h daily for 8 months, the second group was exposed to a wireless DECT base (Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications/Telephone) at a SAR level range of 0.012-0.028 W/kg for 8 h/day also for 8 months and the third group comprised the sham-exposed animals. Comparative proteomics analysis revealed that long-term irradiation from both EMF sources altered significantly (p < 0.05) the expression of 143 proteins in total (as low as 0.003 fold downregulation up to 114 fold overexpression). Several neural function related proteins (i.e., Glial Fibrillary Acidic Protein (GFAP), Alpha-synuclein, Glia Maturation Factor beta (GMF), and apolipoprotein E (apoE)), heat shock proteins, and cytoskeletal proteins (i.e., Neurofilaments and tropomodulin) are included in this list as well as proteins of the brain metabolism (i.e., Aspartate aminotransferase, Glutamate dehydrogenase) to nearly all brain regions studied. Western blot analysis on selected proteins confirmed the proteomics data. The observed protein expression changes may be related to brain plasticity alterations, indicative of oxidative stress in the nervous system or involved in apoptosis and might potentially explain human health hazards reported so far, such as headaches, sleep disturbance, fatigue, memory deficits, and brain tumor long-term induction under similar exposure conditions. Dariusz Leszczynski has made a detailed commentary of this study on his blog.

13. P Pilla A et al, (December 2011) Electromagnetic fields as first messenger in biological signaling: Application to calmodulin-dependent signaling in tissue repair, Biochim Biophys Acta. 2011 Dec;1810(12):1236-45. Epub 2011 Oct 8 [View Author's abstract conclusions] [View on Pubmed]
The transduction mechanism for non-thermal electromagnetic field (EMF) bioeffects has not been fully elucidated. This study proposes that an EMF can act as a first messenger in the calmodulin-dependent signaling pathways that orchestrate the release of cytokines and growth factors in normal cellular responses to physical and/or chemical insults. Given knowledge of Ca(2+) binding kinetics to calmodulin (CaM), an EMF signal having pulse duration or carrier period shorter than bound Ca(2+) lifetime may be configured to accelerate binding, and be detectable above thermal noise. New EMF signals were configured to modulate calmodulin-dependent signaling and assessed for efficacy in cellular studies. Configured EMF signals modulated CaM-dependent enzyme kinetics, produced several-fold increases in key second messengers to include nitric oxide and cyclic guanosine monophosphate in chondrocyte and endothelial cultures and cyclic adenosine monophosphate in neuronal cultures. Calmodulin antagonists and downstream blockers annihilated these effects, providing strong support for the proposed mechanism. Knowledge of the kinetics of Ca(2+) binding to CaM, or for any ion binding specific to any signaling cascade, allows the use of an electrochemical model by which the ability of any EMF signal to modulate CaM-dependent signaling can be assessed a priori or a posteriori. Results are consistent with the proposed mechanism, and strongly support the Ca/CaM/NO pathway as a primary EMF transduction pathway. The predictions of the proposed model open a host of significant possibilities for configuration of non-thermal EMF signals for clinical and wellness applications that can reach far beyond fracture repair and wound healing.

14. – Hansson Mild K et al, (January 2012) Is there any exposure from a mobile phone in stand-by mode?, Electromagn Biol Med. 2012 Jan 23. [Epub ahead of print] [View Author's abstract conclusions] [View on Pubmed]
Several studies have been using a GSM mobile phone in stand-by mode as the source for exposure, and they claimed that this caused effects on for instance sleep and testicular function. In stand-by mode the phone is only active in periodic location updates, and this occurs with a frequency set by the net operator. Typical updates occur with 2-5 h in between, and between these updates the phone is to be considered as a passive radio receiver with no microwave emission. Thus, the exposure in stand-by mode can be considered negligible.

15. P Hassig M et al, (February 2012) Increased occurence of nuclear cataract in the calf after erection of a mobile phone base station, Schweiz Arch Tierheilkd. 2012 Feb;154(2):82-6 [View Author's abstract conclusions] [View on Pubmed]
We examined and monitored a dairy farm in which a large number of calves were born with nuclear cataracts after a mobile phone base station had been erected in the vicinity of the barn. Calves showed a 3.5 times higher risk for heavy cataract if born there compared to Swiss average. All usual causes such as infection or poisoning, common in Switzerland, could be excluded. The real cause of the increased incidence of cataracts remains unknown.

16. P Maaroufi K et al, (July 2011) Oxidative stress and prevention of the adaptive response to chronic iron overload in the brain of young adult rats exposed to a 150 kilohertz electromagnetic field, Neuroscience. 2011 Jul 14;186:39-47. Epub 2011 Apr 12 [View Author's abstract conclusions] [View on Pubmed]
Iron surcharge may induce an oxidative stress-based decline in several neurological functions. In addition, electromagnetic fields (EMF) of frequencies up to about 100 kHz, emitted by electric/electronic devices, have been suggested to enhance free radical production through an iron dependent pathway. The purpose of this study was therefore to determine a possible relationship between iron status, exposure to EMF, and brain oxidative stress in young adult rats. Samples were micro-dissected from prefrontal cortex, hippocampus, striatum, and cerebellum after chronic saline or iron overload (IO) as well as after chronic sham exposure or exposure to a 150 kHz EMF or after combining EMF exposure with IO. The brain samples were used to monitor oxidative stress-induced lipid peroxidation and activity of the antioxidant enzymes superoxide dismutase and catalase. While IO did not induce any oxidative stress in young adult rats, it stimulated antioxidant defenses in the cerebellum and prefrontal cortex in particular. On the contrary, EMF exposure stimulated lipid peroxidation mainly in the cerebellum, without affecting antioxidant defenses. When EMF was coapplied with IO, lipid peroxidation was further increased as compared to EMF alone while the increase in antioxidant defenses triggered by the sole IO was abolished. These data suggest that EMF exposure may be harmful in young adults by impairing the antioxidant defenses directed at preventing iron-induced oxidative stress.

17. P McCarty DE et al, (December 2011) Electromagnetic hypersensitivity: evidence for a novel neurological syndrome, Int J Neurosci. 2011 Dec;121(12):670-6. Epub 2011 Sep 5 [View Author's abstract conclusions] [View on Pubmed]
We sought direct evidence that acute exposure to environmental-strength electromagnetic fields (EMFs) could induce somatic reactions (EMF hypersensitivity). The subject, a female physician self-diagnosed with EMF hypersensitivity, was exposed to an average (over the head) 60-Hz electric field of 300 V/m (comparable with typical environmental-strength EMFs) during controlled provocation and behavioral studies. In a double-blinded EMF provocation procedure specifically designed to minimize unintentional sensory cues, the subject developed temporal pain, headache, muscle twitching, and skipped heartbeats within 100 s after initiation of EMF exposure (p < .05). The symptoms were caused primarily by field transitions (off-on, on-off) rather than the presence of the field, as assessed by comparing the frequency and severity of the effects of pulsed and continuous fields in relation to sham exposure. The subject had no conscious perception of the field as judged by her inability to report its presence more often than in the sham control. The subject demonstrated statistically reliable somatic reactions in response to exposure to subliminal EMFs under conditions that reasonably excluded a causative role for psychological processes. EMF hypersensitivity can occur as a bona fide environmentally inducible neurological syndrome.

18. P Jing J et al, (March 2012) The influence of microwave radiation from cellular phone on fetal rat brain, Electromagn Biol Med. 2012 Mar;31(1):57-66. Epub 2012 Jan 23 [View Author's abstract conclusions] [View on Pubmed]
The increasing use of cellular phones in our society has brought focus on the potential detrimental effects to human health by microwave radiation. The aim of our study was to evaluate the intensity of oxidative stress and the level of neurotransmitters in the brains of fetal rats chronically exposed to cellular phones. The experiment was performed on pregnant rats exposed to different intensities of microwave radiation from cellular phones. Thirty-two pregnant rats were randomly divided into four groups: CG, GL, GM, and GH. CG accepted no microwave radiation, GL group radiated 10 min each time, GM group radiated 30 min, and GH group radiated 60 min. The 3 experimental groups were radiated 3 times a day from the first pregnant day for consecutively 20 days, and on the 21st day, the fetal rats were taken and then the contents of superoxide dismutase (SOD), glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px), malondialdehyde (MDA), noradrenaline (NE), dopamine (DA), and 5-hydroxyindole acetic acid (5-HT) in the brain were assayed. Compared with CG, there were significant differences (P < 0.05) found in the contents of SOD, GSH-Px, and MDA in GM and GH; the contents of SOD and GSH-Px decreased and the content of MDA increased. The significant content differences of NE and DA were found in fetal rat brains in GL and GH groups, with the GL group increased and the GH group decreased. Through this study, we concluded that receiving a certain period of microwave radiation from cellular phones during pregnancy has certain harm on fetal rat brains.

19. – Murbach M et al, (February 2012) Exposure system to study hypotheses of ELF and RF electromagnetic field interactions of mobile phones with the central nervous system, Bioelectromagnetics. 2012 Feb 13. doi: 10.1002/bem.21710. [Epub ahead of print] [View Author's abstract conclusions] [View on Pubmed]
A novel exposure system for double-blind human electromagnetic provocation studies has been developed that satisfies the precision, control of fields and potential artifacts, and provides the flexibility to investigate the response of hypotheses-driven electromagnetic field exposure schemes on brain function, ranging from extremely low frequency (ELF) to radio frequency (RF) fields. The system can provide the same exposure of the lateral cerebral cortex at two different RF frequencies (900 and 2140 MHz) but with different exposure levels at subcortical structures, and also allows uniform ELF magnetic field exposure of the brain. The RF modulation and ELF signal are obtained by a freely programmable arbitrary signal generator allowing a wide range of worst-case exposure scenarios to be simulated, including those caused by wireless devices. The maximum achievable RF exposure is larger than 60 W/kg peak spatial specific absorption rate averaged over 10 g of tissue. The maximum ELF magnetic field exposure of the brain is 800 A/m at 50 Hz with a deviation from uniformity of 8% (SD).

20. P Cam ST, Seyhan N, (February 2012) Single-strand DNA breaks in human hair root cells exposed to mobile phone radiation, Int J Radiat Biol. 2012 Feb 21. [Epub ahead of print] [View Author's abstract conclusions] [View on Pubmed]
To analyze the short term effects of radiofrequency radiation (RFR) exposure on genomic deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) of human hair root cells. Hair samples were collected from 8 healthy human subjects immediately before and after using a 900-MHz GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) mobile phone for 15 and 30 minutes. Single-strand DNA breaks of hair root cells from the samples were determined using the ‘comet assay’. The data showed that talking on a mobile phone for 15 or 30 minutes significantly increased (p < .05) single-strand DNA breaks in cells of hair roots close to the phone. Comparing the 15-min and 30-min data using the paired t-test also showed that significantly more damages resulted after 30 minutes than after 15 minutes of phone use. A short-term exposure (15 and 30 minutes) to RFR (900-MHz) from a mobile phone caused a significant increase in DNA single-strand breaks in human hair root cells located around the ear which is used for the phone calls

 

1. – Breckenkamp J et al, (October 2011) Residential characteristics and radiofrequency electromagnetic field exposures from bedroom measurements in Germany, Radiat Environ Biophys. 2011 Oct 1. [Epub ahead of print] [View Author's abstract conclusions] [View on Pubmed]

The objectives of this study were to assess total exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) in bedrooms and the contribution of different radioservices (FM radio, analogue TV and DVB-T, TETRA, GSM900 downlink, GSM1800 downlink, UMTS downlink, DECT, and wireless LAN and blue tooth) to the total exposure.

 

Additional aims were to describe the proportion of measuring values above the detection limit of the dosimeters and to characterize the differences in exposure patterns associated with self-reported residential characteristics. Exposure to RF sources in bedrooms was measured using Antennessa(®) EME Spy 120 dosimeters in 1,348 households in Germany; 280 measures were available for each frequency band per household. Mean electrical field strengths and power flux densities were calculated. Power flux densities allow the calculation of proportions of different radioservices on total exposure. Exposure was often below the detection limit (electrical field strength: 0.05 V/m) of the dosimeter. Total exposure varied, depending on residential characteristics (urban vs. rural areas and floor of a building the measurement took place). Major sources of exposure were cordless phones (DECT standard) and wireless LAN/blue tooth contributing about 82% of total exposure (20.5 uW/m(2)). Exposure to RF-EMF is ubiquitous, but exposure levels are-if at all measurable-very low and far below the ICNIRP’s exposure reference levels.
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2. N Frei P et al, (January 2012) Cohort study on the effects of everyday life radio frequency electromagnetic field exposure on non-specific symptoms and tinnitus, Environ Int. 2012 Jan;38(1):29-36. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2011.08.002. Epub 2011 Sep 10 [View Author's abstract conclusions] [View on Pubmed]

There is public concern regarding potential health effects of radio frequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) exposure, as produced by mobile phones or broadcast transmitters. The objective of this study was to investigate the association between RF-EMF exposure and non-specific symptoms and tinnitus in a prospective cohort study. In 2008, 1375 randomly selected participants from Basel, Switzerland, were enrolled in a questionnaire survey with follow-up after one year (participation rate 82%). A score for somatic complaints (von Zerssen list) and headache (HIT-6) was assessed. Far-field environmental RF-EMF exposure was predicted using a validated prediction model. Regarding near-field exposure, self-reported mobile and cordless phone use as well as mobile phone operator data were collected. In multivariate regression models, we investigated whether exposure at baseline (cohort analysis) or changes in exposure between baseline and follow-up (change analysis) were related to changes in health scores. For participants in the top decile of environmental far-field RF-EMF exposure at baseline, in comparison to participants exposed below the median value, the change in the von Zerssen- and HIT-6-scores between baseline and follow-up was -0.12 (95%-CI: -1.79 to 1.56) and -0.37 (95%-CI: -1.80 to 1.07) units, respectively. Exposure to near-field sources and a change in exposure between baseline and follow-up were not related to non-specific symptoms. Similarly, no association between RF-EMF exposure and tinnitus was observed. In this first cohort study using objective and well-validated RF-EMF exposure measures, we did not observe an association between RF-EMF exposure and non-specific symptoms or tinnitus.
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3. – Boursianis A et al, (October 2011) Measurements for assessing the exposure from 3G femtocells, Radiat Prot Dosimetry. 2011 Oct 13. [Epub ahead of print] [View Author's abstract conclusions] [View on Pubmed]

Femtocells are low-power access points, which combine mobile and broadband technologies. The main operation of a femtocell is to function as a miniature base station unit in an indoor environment and to connect to the operator’s network through a broadband phone line or a coaxial cable line. This study provides the first experimental measurements and results in Greece for the assessment of exposure to a femtocell access point (FAP) indoors. Using a mobile handset with the appropriate software, power level measurements of the transmitted (Tx) and the received by the mobile handset signal were performed in two different and typical (home and office) environments. Moreover, radiofrequency electric field strength and frequency selective measurements with a radiation meter (SRM-3000) were carried out in the proximity of the FAP installation point. The cumulative distribution functions of the Tx power at most cases (except one) show that in 90% of all points the power of the mobile phone was lower by at least 7 dB during FAP operation. At a distance of ~1 m from the FAP (in its main beam), power flux density measurements show that there is very little difference between the two situations (FAP ON and OFF). As a conclusion, the use of femtocells indoors improves reception quality, reduces the Tx power of the user’s mobile terminal and results in an indiscernible increase of the electromagnetic field in front of the unit, at values that are extremely low compared with reference levels of exposure guidelines.
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4. – Gandhi OP et al, (October 2011) Exposure Limits: The underestimation of absorbed cell phone radiation, especially in children, Electromagn Biol Med. 2011 Oct 14. [Epub ahead of print] [View Author's abstract conclusions] [View on Pubmed]

The existing cell phone certification process uses a plastic model of the head called the Specific Anthropomorphic Mannequin (SAM), representing the top 10% of U.S. military recruits in 1989 and greatly underestimating the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) for typical mobile phone users, especially children. A superior computer simulation certification process has been approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) but is not employed to certify cell phones. In the United States, the FCC determines maximum allowed exposures. Many countries, especially European Union members, use the “guidelines” of International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), a non governmental agency. Radiofrequency (RF) exposure to a head smaller than SAM will absorb a relatively higher SAR. Also, SAM uses a fluid having the average electrical properties of the head that cannot indicate differential absorption of specific brain tissue, nor absorption in children or smaller adults. The SAR for a 10-year old is up to 153% higher than the SAR for the SAM model. When electrical properties are considered, a child’s head’s absorption can be over two times greater, and absorption of the skull’s bone marrow can be ten times greater than adults. Therefore, a new certification process is needed that incorporates different modes of use, head sizes, and tissue properties. Anatomically based models should be employed in revising safety standards for these ubiquitous modern devices and standards should be set by accountable, independent groups.
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5. – Peyman A et al, (June 2011) Assessment of exposure to electromagnetic fields from wireless computer networks (wi-fi) in schools; results of laboratory measurements, Health Phys. 2011 Jun;100(6):594-612. [View Author's abstract conclusions] [View on Pubmed]

Laboratory measurements have been carried out with examples of Wi-Fi devices used in UK schools to evaluate the radiofrequency power densities around them and the total emitted powers. Unlike previous studies, a 20 MHz bandwidth signal analyzer was used, enabling the whole Wi-Fi signal to be captured and monitored. The radiation patterns of the laptops had certain similarities, including a minimum toward the torso of the user and two maxima symmetrically opposed across a vertical plane bisecting the screen and keyboard. The maxima would have resulted from separate antennas mounted behind the top left and right corners of the laptop screens. The patterns for access points were more symmetrical with generally higher power densities at a given distance. The spherically-integrated radiated power (IRP) ranged from 5 to 17 mW for 15 laptops in the 2.45 GHz band and from 1 to 16 mW for eight laptops in the 5 GHz band. For practical reasons and because access points are generally wall-mounted with beams directed into the rooms, their powers were integrated over a hemisphere. These ranged from 3 to 28 mW for 12 access points at 2.4 GHz and from 3 to 29 mW for six access points at 5 GHz. In addition to the spherical measurements of IRP, power densities were measured at distances of 0.5 m and greater from the devices, and consistent with the low radiated powers, these were all much lower than the ICNIRP reference level.
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6. N Lee HJ et al, (October 2011) The effects of simultaneous combined exposure to CDMA and WCDMA electromagnetic fields on rat testicular function, Bioelectromagnetics. 2011 Oct 19. doi: 10.1002/bem.20715. [Epub ahead of print] [View Author's abstract conclusions] [View on Pubmed]

Wireless mobile phones and other telecommunication devices are used extensively in daily life. We therefore examined the effects of combined exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) on rat testicular function, specifically with respect to sensitive processes such as spermatogenesis. Male rats were exposed to single code division multiple access (CDMA) and wideband code division multiple access (WCDMA) RF signals for 12 weeks. The RF exposure schedule comprised 45?min/day, 5 days/week for a total of 12 weeks. The whole-body average specific absorption rate (SAR) of CDMA and WCDMA was 2.0 W/kg each or 4.0 W/kg in total. We then investigated the correlates of testicular function such as sperm count in the cauda epididymis, testosterone concentration in the blood serum, malondialdehyde concentrations in the testes and epididymis, frequency of spermatogenesis stages, and appearance of apoptotic cells in the testes. We also immunoblotted for p53, bcl2, GADD45, cyclin G, and HSP70 in the testes of sham- and combined RF-exposed animals. Based on the results, we concluded that simultaneous exposure to CDMA and WCDMA RF-EMFs at 4.0 W/kg SAR did not have any observable adverse effects on rat spermatogenesis.
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7. P Esmekaya MA et al, (December 2011) Mutagenic and morphologic impacts of 1.8GHz radiofrequency radiation on human peripheral blood lymphocytes (hPBLs) and possible protective role of pre-treatment with Ginkgo biloba (EGb 761), Sci Total Environ. 2011 Dec 1;410-411:59-64. Epub 2011 Oct 19 [View Author's abstract conclusions] [View on Pubmed]

The mutagenic and morphologic effects of 1.8GHz Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) modulated RF (radiofrequency) radiation alone and in combination with Ginkgo biloba (EGb 761) pre-treatment in human peripheral blood lymphocytes (hPBLs) were investigated in this study using Sister Chromatid Exchange (SCE) and electron microscopy. Cell viability was assessed with 3-(4, 5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2, 5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) reduction assay. The lymphocyte cultures were exposed to GSM modulated RF radiation at 1.8GHz for 6, 8, 24 and 48h with and without EGb 761. We observed morphological changes in pulse-modulated RF radiated lymphocytes. Longer exposure periods led to destruction of organelle and nucleus structures. Chromatin change and the loss of mitochondrial crista occurred in cells exposed to RF for 8h and 24h and were more pronounced in cells exposed for 48h. Cytoplasmic lysis and destruction of membrane integrity of cells and nuclei were also seen in 48h RF exposed cells. There was a significant increase (p < 0.05) in SCE frequency in RF exposed lymphocytes compared to sham controls. EGb 761 pre-treatment significantly decreased SCE from RF radiation. RF radiation also inhibited cell viability in a time dependent manner. The inhibitory effects of RF radiation on the growth of lymphoctes were marked in longer exposure periods. EGb 761 pre-treatment significantly increased cell viability in RF+EGb 761 treated groups at 8 and 24h when compared to RF exposed groups alone. The results of our study showed that RF radiation affects cell morphology, increases SCE and inhibits cell proliferation. However, EGb 761 has a protective role against RF induced mutagenity. We concluded that RF radiation induces chromosomal damage in hPBLs but this damage may be reduced by EGb 761 pre-treatment.
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8. P Sun W et al, (November 2011) A 1.8-GHz radiofrequency radiation induces EGF receptor clustering and phosphorylation in cultured human amniotic (FL) cells, Int J Radiat Biol. 2011 Nov 18. [Epub ahead of print] [View Author's abstract conclusions] [View on Pubmed]

Many studies have shown that exposure to radiofrequency radiation (RFR) could activate cellular signal transduction pathways. In the present research, we investigated the effects of exposure to a 1.8-GHz RFR at different intensities on epidermal growth factor (EGF) receptor clustering and phosphorylation in human amniotic (FL) cells. Receptor clustering on cellular membrane surface was analyzed using immunofluorescence assessed by confocal microscopy, and phosphorylation of EGF receptors was measured by western blot technology. EGF treatment served as a positive control. The results showed that, compared with sham exposure, exposure to RFR at specific absorption rate (SAR) of 0.5, 1.0, 2.0, or 4.0 W/kg for 15 min significantly induced EGF receptor clustering and enhanced phosphorylation on the tyrosine-1173 residue in FL cells, whereas exposure to a SAR 0.1 W/kg radiation for 15 min did not cause a significant effect. Based on the results of this experiment, we conclude that membrane receptors could be one of the main targets that RFR interacts with cells, and the dose-rate threshold, in the case of EGF receptors, is between SAR of 0.1 and 0.5 W/kg. The results indicate a sigmoid dependence of RFR effects on intensity.
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9. – Rufo MM et al, (December 2011) Exposure to high-frequency electromagnetic fields (100 kHz-2 GHz) in Extremadura (Spain), Health Phys. 2011 Dec;101(6):739-45 [View Author's abstract conclusions] [View on Pubmed]

The last decade has seen a rapid increase in people’s exposure to electromagnetic fields. This paper reports the measurements of radiofrequency (RF) total power densities and power density spectra in 35 towns of the region of Extremadura, Spain. The spectra were taken with three antennas covering frequencies from 100 kHz to 2.2 GHz. This frequency range includes AM/FM radio broadcasting, television, and cellular telephone signals. The power density data and transmitting antenna locations were stored in a geographic information system (GIS) as an aid in analyzing and interpreting the results. The results showed the power density levels to be below the reference level guidelines for human exposure and that the power densities are different for different frequency ranges and different size categories of towns.
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10. P Sirav B, Seyhan N, (December 2011) Effects of radiofrequency radiation exposure on blood-brain barrier permeability in male and female rats, Electromagn Biol Med. 2011 Dec;30(4):253-60 [View Author's abstract conclusions] [View on Pubmed]

During the last several decades, numerous studies have been performed aiming at the question of whether or not exposure to radiofrequency radiation (RFR) influences the permeability of the blood-brain barrier (BBB). The objective of this study was to investigate the effect of RFR on the permeability of BBB in male and female Wistar albino rats. Right brain, left brain, cerebellum, and total brain were analyzed separately in the study. Rats were exposed to 0.9 and 1.8 GHz continuous-wave (CW) RFR for 20 min (at SARs of 4.26 mW/kg and 1.46 mW/kg, respectively) while under anesthesia. Control rats were sham-exposed. Disruption of BBB integrity was detected spectrophotometrically using the Evans-blue dye, which has been used as a BBB tracer and is known to be bound to serum albumin. Right brain, left brain, cerebellum, and total brain were evaluated for BBB permeability. In female rats, no albumin extravasation was found in in the brain after RFR exposure. A significant increase in albumin was found in the brains of the RF-exposed male rats when compared to sham-exposed male brains. These results suggest that exposure to 0.9 and 1.8 GHz CW RFR at levels below the international limits can affect the vascular permeability in the brain of male rats. The possible risk of RFR exposure in humans is a major concern for the society. Thus, this topic should be investigated more thoroughly in the future.
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11. N Swerdlow AJ et al, (November 2011) Mobile phones, brain tumors, and the interphone study: where are we now?, Environ Health Perspect. 2011 Nov;119(11):1534-8 [View Author's abstract conclusions] [View on Pubmed]

In the past 15 years, mobile telephone use has evolved from an uncommon activity to one with > 4.6 billion subscriptions worldwide. However, there is public concern about the possibility that mobile phones might cause cancer, especially brain tumors. We reviewed the evidence on whether mobile phone use raises the risk of the main types of brain tumor – glioma and meningioma – with a particular focus on the recent publication of the largest epidemiologic study yet: the 13-country Interphone Study. Methodological deficits limit the conclusions that can be drawn from the Interphone study, but its results, along with those from other epidemiologic, biological, and animal studies and brain tumor incidence trends, suggest that within about 10-15 years after first use of mobile phones there is unlikely to be a material increase in the risk of brain tumors in adults. Data for childhood tumors and for periods beyond 15 years are currently lacking. Although there remains some uncertainty, the trend in the accumulating evidence is increasingly against the hypothesis that mobile phone use can cause brain tumors in adults.
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12. – Costin GE et al, (October 2011) Trends in Wound Repair: Cellular and Molecular Basis of Regenerative Therapy Using Electromagnetic Fields, Curr Mol Med. 2011 Oct 27. [Epub ahead of print] [View Author's abstract conclusions] [View on Pubmed]

Chronic ulceration of the leg represents a major, underestimated problem of modern health care, involving physical and cosmetic impairment and social stigma along with high community costs for patients’ treatment. The increasing prevalence of chronic ulcers, currently reported to be as much as 0.3% in the general population, should stimulate identification of more efficacious therapeutic approaches to achieve complete healing. The strategies of regenerative medicine based on small molecules, biomimetic scaffolds, gene or cell therapy, and electromagnetic field manipulation represent some of the modern therapeutic alternatives for wound healing. Here we review in an integrated, interdisciplinary approach the modern cellular and molecular mechanistic concepts regarding the involvement of extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields (ELF-EMF) in the complex process of tissue repair, with particular focus on chronic wounds. The data analysis supports three main effects of electromagnetic fields on the wound healing pathways: 1) an anti-inflammatory effect, by modulation of cytokine profile that induces the transition of the healing process from a chronic pro-inflammatory to an anti-inflammatory state; 2) a neo-angiogenic effect, by increased endothelial cells proliferation and tubulization and production of fibroblast growth factor (FGF)-2; and 3) a re-epithelialization effect, by stimulation of collagen formation. We believe that utilization of ELF-EMF in larger clinical trials designed to optimize these functional parameters would facilitate a better understanding of ELF-EMF-induced healing mechanisms and lead to improved therapeutic outcomes for this disabling condition which is often totally resistant to treatment.
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13. P Wang X et al, (August 2011) Occupational and residential exposure to electric and magnetic field and its relationship on acute myeloid leukemia in adults – A Meta-analysis, Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue Za Zhi. 2011 Aug;32(8):821-6 [View Author's abstract conclusions] [View on Pubmed]

Studies had suggested that risk of leukemia might be associated with occupational or residential exposures to electromagnetic fields and varied at distance to and level of the exposure or type of occupations. Through pooled analyses, etiologic insight on the associations between exposure and disease might be explained. We carried out a Meta-analysis based on primary data (1980 – 2010) from 9 studies related to the electric and magnetic fields exposure and acute myeloid leukemia in adults to assess whether the combined results, adjusted for potential confounding, would indicate an association between them. In this study the overall estimated OR value was 1.24 (95%CI: 1.11 – 1.37). The odds ratios for exposure categories of 0.1 – 0.2 µT, = 0.2 µT, compared with < 0.1 µT, were 1.17 (95% CI: 0.98 – 1.39) and 1.51 (95% CI: 1.15 – 1.98), respectively. Through employing the alternate cut points, stratification by level of exposure or distance and the relation on different ways of exposure, there appeared consistent evidence of increased risk between acute myeloid leukemia in adults and the extremely low frequency-electromagnetic to field exposure.
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14. P Shin EJ et al, (September 2011) Exposure to extremely low frequency magnetic fields induces fos-related antigen-immunoreactivity via activation of dopaminergic d1 receptor, Exp Neurobiol. 2011 Sep;20(3):130-6. Epub 2011 Sep 20 [View Author's abstract conclusions] [View on Pubmed]

We previously demonstrated that repeated exposure to extremely low frequency magnetic fields (ELF-MF) increases locomotor activity via stimulation of dopaminergic D1 receptor (J. Pharmacol. Sci., 2007;105:367-371). Since it has been demonstrated that activator protein-1 (AP-1) transcription factors, especially 35-kDa fos-related antigen (FRA), play a key role in the neuronal and behavioral adaptation in response to various stimuli, we examined whether repeated ELF-MF exposure induces FRA-immunoreactivity (FRA-IR) in the striatum and nucleus accumbens (striatal complex) of the mice. Repeated exposure to ELF-MF (0.3 or 2.4 mT, 1 h/day, for consecutive fourteen days) significantly induced hyperlocomotor activity and FRA-IR in the striatal complex in a field intensity-dependent manner. ELF-MF-induced FRA-IR lasted for at least 1 year, while locomotor activity returned near control level 3 months after the final exposure to ELF-MF. Pretreatment with SCH23390, a dopaminergic D1 receptor antagonist, but not with sulpiride, a dopaminergic D2 receptor antagonist, significantly attenuated hyperlocomotor activity and FRA-IR induced by ELF-MF. Our results suggest that repeated exposure to ELF-MF leads to prolonged locomotor stimulation and long-term expression of FRA in the striatal complex of the mice via stimulation of dopaminergic D1 receptor.
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15. N Hwang YH et al, (October 2011) Intracellular Ca Mobilization and Beta-hexosaminidase Release Are Not Influenced by 60 Hz-electromagnetic Fields (EMF) in RBL 2H3 Cells, Korean J Physiol Pharmacol. 2011 Oct;15(5):313-7. Epub 2011 Oct 31 [View Author's abstract conclusions] [View on Pubmed]

The effects of extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields (EMF) on intracellular Ca(2+) mobilization and cellular function in RBL 2H3 cells were investigated. Exposure to EMF (60 Hz, 0.1 or 1 mT) for 4 or 16 h did not produce any cytotoxic effects in RBL 2H3 cells. Melittin, ionomycin and thapsigargin each dose-dependently increased the intracellular Ca(2+) concentration. The increase of intracellular Ca(2+) induced by these three agents was not affected by exposure to EMF (60 Hz, 1 mT) for 4 or 16 h in RBL 2H3 cells. To investigate the effect of EMF on exocytosis, we measured beta-hexosaminidase release in RBL 2H3 cells. Basal release of beta-hexosaminidase was 12.3±2.3% in RBL 2H3 cells. Exposure to EMF (60 Hz, 0.1 or 1 mT) for 4 or 16 h did not affect the basal or 1 µM melittin-induced beta-hexosaminidase release in RBL 2H3 cells. This study suggests that exposure to EMF (60 Hz, 0.1 or 1 mT), which is the limit of occupational exposure, has no influence on intracellular Ca(2+) mobilization and cellular function in RBL 2H3 cells.
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16. P Guler G et al, (December 2011) The effect of radiofrequency radiation on DNA and lipid damage in female and male infant rabbits, Int J Radiat Biol. 2011 Dec 7. [Epub ahead of print] [View Author's abstract conclusions] [View on Pubmed]

We aimed to design a prolonged Radiofrequency (RF) radiation exposure and investigate in an animal model, possible bio-effects of RF radiation on the ongoing developmental stages of children from conception to childhood. A total of 72 New Zealand female and male white rabbits aged 1-month were used. Females were exposed to RF radiation for 15 min/day during 7 days, whereas males were exposed to the same level of radiation for 15 min/day during 14 days. Thirty-six female and thirty-six male infant rabbits were randomly divided into four groups: Group I [Intrauterine (IU) exposure (-); Extrauterine (EU) exposure (-)]: Sham exposure which means rabbits were exposed to 1800 MHz Global System for Mobile Telecommunication (GSM)-like RF signals neither in the IU nor in the EU periods. Group II [IU exposure (-); EU exposure (+)]: Infant rabbits were exposed to 1800 MHz GSM-like RF signals when they reached 1-month of age. Group III [IU exposure(+); EU exposure (-)]: Infant rabbits were exposed to 1800 MHz GSM-like RF signals in the IU period (between 15(th) and 22(nd) days of the gestational period). Group IV [IU exposure(+); EU exposure (+)]: Infant rabbits were exposed to 1800 MHz GSM-like RF signals both in the IU period (between 15(th) and 22(nd) days of the gestational period) and in the EU period when they reached 1-month of age. Biochemical analysis for lipid peroxidation and DNA damage were carried out in the livers of all rabbits. Lipid peroxidation levels in the liver tissues of female and male infant rabbits increased under RF radiation exposure. Liver 8-hydroxy-2′-deoxyguanosine (8-OHdG) levels of female rabbits exposed to RF radiation were also found to increase when compared with the levels of non-exposed infants. However, there were no changes in liver 8-OHdG levels of male rabbits under RF exposure. Consequently, it can be concluded that GSM-like RF radiation may induce biochemical changes by increasing free radical attacks to structural biomolecules in the rabbit as an experimental animal model.
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17. P Yoon SY et al, (2011) Induction of Hair Growth by Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 in 1,763 MHz Radiofrequency-Irradiated Hair Follicle Cells, PLoS One. 2011;6(12):e28474. Epub 2011 Dec 2 [View Author's abstract conclusions] [View on Pubmed]

Radiofrequency (RF) radiation does not transfer high energy to break the covalent bonds of macromolecules, but these low energy stimuli might be sufficient to induce molecular responses in a specific manner. We monitored the effect of 1,763 MHz RF radiation on cultured human dermal papilla cells (hDPCs) by evaluating changes in the expression of cytokines related to hair growth. The expression of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) mRNA in hDPCs was significantly induced upon RF radiation at the specific absorption rate of 10 W/kg, which resulted in increased expression of B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukemia/lymphoma 2 (BCL-2) and cyclin D1 (CCND1) proteins and increased phosphorylation of MAPK1 protein. Exposure to 10 W/kg RF radiation 1 h per day for 7 days significantly enhanced hair shaft elongation in ex vivo hair organ cultures. In RF-exposed follicular matrix keratinocytes in the hair bulb, the expression of Ki-67 was increased, while the signal for terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase dUTP nick end labeling was reduced. From these results, we suggest that 1,763 MHz RF exposure stimulates hair growth in vitro through the induction of IGF-1 in hDPCs.
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18. – Bortkiewicz A et al, (March 2012) Subjective complaints of people living near mobile phone base stations in Poland, Int J Occup Med Environ Health. 2012 Mar;25(1):31-40. Epub 2012 Jan 5 [View Author's abstract conclusions] [View on Pubmed]

The aim of our study was to assess the health conditions and subjective symptoms of the inhabitants living in the base stations vicinity and to analyse the relationship between the complaints and level of exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF). Our study was performed in housing estates located in five regions of Lódz. The electric field measurements were performed in the buildings located closest to the azimuth of the antennas. Respondents were selected by trained interviewers using an uniform procedure. The number of the households to be examined was set at a minimum of 420. The questionnaire contained: demographic data, occupational and environmental exposure to EMF, health condition, subjective complaints. Results were adjusted for confounders (age, gender, EMF at the workplace and EMF emitted by household equipment) using multiple regression model. 181 men and 319 women from 500 households were examined. Electric field above 0.8 V/m was recorded in 12% of flats. There was no significant correlation between electric field strength and the distance of examined flats from the base stations. To make possible comparison with relevant literature, we analysed also the frequency of the reported symptoms vs. the distance. Headache was declared by 57% people, most frequently (36.4%) living 100-150 m away from the base station compared to people living at longer distances (p = 0.013). 24.4% subjects, mostly living at a distance above 150 m, declared impaired memory. Difference was statistically significant in comparison with people living at other distances (p = 0.004). The explanation why we did not find any correlation between the electric field strength and frequency of subjective symptoms but found a correlation between subjective symptoms and distance from base station needs further studies. Maybe new metrics of exposure assessment should be adopted for this purpose.
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19. – Genuis SJ, Lipp CT, (December 2011) Electromagnetic hypersensitivity: Fact or fiction?, Sci Total Environ. 2011 Dec 5. [Epub ahead of print] [View Author's abstract conclusions] [View on Pubmed]

As the prevalence of wireless telecommunication escalates throughout the world, health professionals are faced with the challenge of patients who report symptoms they claim are connected with exposure to some frequencies of electromagnetic radiation (EMR). Some scientists and clinicians acknowledge the phenomenon of hypersensitivity to EMR resulting from common exposures such as wireless systems and electrical devices in the home or workplace; others suggest that electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) is psychosomatic or fictitious. Various organizations including the World Health Organization as well as some nation states are carefully exploring this clinical phenomenon in order to better explain the rising prevalence of non-specific, multi-system, often debilitating symptoms associated with non-ionizing EMR exposure. As well as an assortment of physiological complaints, patients diagnosed with EHS also report profound social and personal challenges, impairing their ability to function normally in society. This paper offers a review of the sparse literature on this perplexing condition and a discussion of the controversy surrounding the legitimacy of the EHS diagnosis. Recommendations are provided to assist health professionals in caring for individuals complaining of EHS.
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20. P Janac B et al, (January 2012) Temporal patterns of extremely low frequency magnetic field-induced motor behaviour changes in Mongolian gerbils of different age, Int J Radiat Biol. 2012 Jan 6. [Epub ahead of print] [View Author's abstract conclusions] [View on Pubmed]

The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of extremely low frequency magnetic field (ELF-MF) on different behaviour parameters (locomotion, stereotypy, and immobility) in 3- and 10-month-old male Mongolian gerbils. The animals were continuously exposed to ELF-MF (50 Hz; 0.1, 0.25 and 0.5 mT) for 7 days. Their behaviour was monitored for 60 min in the open field after the 1(st), 2(nd), 4(th), and 7(th) day of exposure (immediate effect), and 3 days after ELF-MF exposure has been ceased (delayed effect). In 3-month-old gerbils, exposure to ELF-MF (0.1, 0.25 and 0.5 mT) increased motor behaviour (locomotion and stereotypy), and consequently decreased immobility. Additionally, ELF-MF had delayed effect (except 0.25 mT) on stereotypy and immobility. In 10-month-old gerbils, ELF-MF of 0.1, 0.25 and 0.5 mT induced decrease, slight increase, and pronounced stimulation of motor behaviour, respectively. Regardless of magnetic induction value, increased motor behaviour was observed 3 days after ELF-MF exposure has been ceased (delayed effect). It can be proposed that the specific temporal patterns of ELF-MF-induced motor behaviour changes in 3- and 10-month-old gerbils are consequence of age-dependent morpho-functional differences in the brain structures responsible for a control of motor behaviour

U saradnji sa EMFA pogledajte kratak pregled poslednjih svetskih radova koji su izašli u protekloj godini, a u vezi su sa efektima elektromagnetnog zračenja  (EMZ). Neki od radova ovih radova su objavljeni nedavno i pobudili su interesovanje šire naučne javnosti , dok neki od navedenih radova , koji su objavljenipre nekoliko meseci, očekuju naučnu potvrdu od šire stručne- naučne javnosti. POgledaj te izvode .

1. N Sambucci M et al, (December 2011) Early life exposure to 2.45GHz WiFi-like signals: Effects on development and maturation of the immune system, Prog Biophys Mol Biol. 2011 Dec;107(3):393-8. Epub 2011 Sep 9  [View on Pubmed]

The development of the immune system begins during embryogenesis, continues throughout fetal life, and completes its maturation during infancy. Exposure to immune-toxic compounds at levels producing limited/transient effects in adults, results in long-lasting or permanent immune deficits when it occurs during perinatal life. Potentially harmful radiofrequency (RF) exposure has been investigated mainly in adult animals or with cells from adult subjects, with most of the studies showing no effects. Is the developing immune system more susceptible to the effects of RF exposure? To address this question, newborn mice were exposed to WiFi signals at constant specific absorption rates (SAR) of 0.08 or 4W/kg, 2h/day, 5 days/week, for 5 consecutive weeks, starting the day after birth. The experiments were performed with a blind procedure using sham-exposed groups as controls. No differences in body weight and development among the groups were found in mice of both sexes. For the immunological analyses, results on female and male newborn mice exposed during early post-natal life did not show any effects on all the investigated parameters with one exception: a reduced IFN-? production in spleen cells from microwaves (MW)-exposed (SAR 4W/kg) male (not in female) mice compared with sham-exposed mice. Altogether our findings do not support the hypothesis that early post-natal life exposure to WiFi signals induces detrimental effects on the developing immune system.

2. – Ibitoye ZA, Aweda AM, (February 2011) Assessment of radiofrequency power density distribution around GSM and broadcast antenna masts in Lagos City, Nigeria, Nig Q J Hosp Med. 2011 Jan-Mar;21(1):35-40  [View on Pubmed]

Global system of mobile communication (GSM) and other telecommunication technologies are now common place in Lagos state Nigeria. The introduction of GSM in 2002 considerably increased radiofrequency (RF) radiation exposure of the public from telecommunications transmitting and receiving antennae. The RF radiation emanating from these devices, if above international limits may pose health risk to the public. There is need for database of RF distribution level in Nigeria for safety assessment. The purpose of this study is to determine power density around different telecommunications antenna base stations and compare the measured values with the international recommended exposure limits in order to assess the safety of the members of the public. A radiofrequency meter, Electrosmog from LESSEMF USA was used for the measurement. It is a highly sensitive device capable of measuring frequency between 50 MHz and 3.5 GHz. Measurements were taken at distances of 25, 50, 100, 150 and 200 m from selected antenna base stations in Lagos state. The results were compared with the International Commission of NonIonizing Radiation and Protection (ICNIRP) and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering/American National Standard Institute (IEEE/ANSI). Power densities obtained varied between 0.219 and 302.40 mW.m(-2) from the studied base stations. Comparison of the results with the ICNIRP and IEEE/ANSI recommended safety standards of 12000 mW x m(-2) and 5700 mW x m(-2) showed that the exposure levels are very low. Power densities of the RF radiation from telecommunication transmitting/receiving antennae were far below international standard limits. The measured values are not likely capable of inducing significant hazardous health effects among the people that are at least 6 m away from the antennae.

3. – Marino C et al, (December 2011) Are the young more sensitive than adults to the effects of radiofrequency fields? An examination of relevant data from cellular and animal studies, Prog Biophys Mol Biol. 2011 Dec;107(3):374-85. Epub 2011 Sep 8  [View on Pubmed]

It has sometimes been assumed that children are more sensitive than adults to the effects of radiofrequency (RF) fields associated with cellular wireless telephones. However, relatively few in vitro or animal models have examined this possibility. In vitro studies have used several cell types, from both humans and rodents, including primary cells, embryonic cell lines, undifferentiated cancer cell lines, and stem cells. Overall, the balance of evidence does not suggest that field-related effects occur in any cell type: gene and protein expression were not significantly changed by exposure in nine out of 15 studies; genotoxicity was evaluated in 13 papers and in most, of these studies, no damage to DNA was detected; eight studies failed to demonstrate induction of apoptosis; and three studies reported lack of oxidative stress induction by RF-exposures. Five of eight studies investigating the effects of combined exposures to RF fields and chemical or physical agents reported a lack of field-related effects. In addition, few papers have been published on the effects of low level exposure of immature animals. The available results are very limited, both in terms of signals used and biological endpoints investigated, but the evidence does not indicate that prenatal or early postnatal exposures are associated with acute adverse responses or the development of detrimental changes in the long-term. Overall, this suggests that young animals may not be significantly more sensitive than adults, but there is clearly a need for further studies to be carried out.

4. N Lindholm H et al, (December 2011) Thermal effects of mobile phone RF fields on children: A provocation study, Prog Biophys Mol Biol. 2011 Dec;107(3):399-403. Epub 2011 Sep 10 [View on Pubmed]

The aim of this study was to examine thermal and local blood flow responses in the head area of the preadolescent boys during exposure to radiofrequency (RF) electromagnetic fields produced by a GSM mobile phone. The design was a double-blinded sham-controlled study of 26 boys, aged 14-15 years. The SAR distribution was calculated and modelled in detail. The duration of the sham periods and exposures with GSM 900 phone was 15 min each, and the tests were carried out in a climatic chamber in controlled thermoneutral conditions. The ear canal temperatures were registered from both ear canals, and the skin temperatures at several sites of the head, trunk and extremities. The local cerebral blood flow was monitored by a near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS), and the autonomic nervous system function by recordings of ECG and continuous blood pressure. During the short-term RF exposure, local cerebral blood flow did not change, the ear canal temperature did not increase significantly and autonomic nervous system was not interfered. The strengths of this study were the age of the population, multifactorial physiological monitoring and strictly controlled thermal environment. The limitations of the study were large inter-individual variation in the physiological responses, and short duration of the exposure. Longer provocation protocols, however, might cause in children distress related confounding physiological responses.

5. P Papageorgiou CC et al, (June 2011) Effects of wi-fi signals on the p300 component of event-related potentials during an auditory hayling task, J Integr Neurosci. 2011 Jun;10(2):189-202. doi: 10.1142/S0219635211002695  [View on Pubmed]

The P300 component of event-related potentials (ERPs) is believed to index attention and working memory (WM) operation of the brain. The present study focused on the possible gender-related effects of Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) electromagnetic fields (EMF) on these processes. Fifteen male and fifteen female subjects, matched for age and education level, were investigated while performing a modified version of the Hayling Sentence Completion test adjusted to induce WM. ERPs were recorded at 30 scalp electrodes, both without and with the exposure to a Wi-Fi signal. P300 amplitude values at 18 electrodes were found to be significantly lower in the response inhibition condition than in the response initiation and baseline conditions. Independent of the above effect, within the response inhibition condition there was also a significant gender X radiation interaction effect manifested at 15 leads by decreased P300 amplitudes of males in comparison to female subjects only at the presence of EMF. In conclusion, the present findings suggest that Wi-Fi exposure may exert gender-related alterations on neural activity associated with the amount of attentional resources engaged during a linguistic test adjusted to induce WM.

6. – Schuz J, (December 2011) Exposure to extremely low-frequency magnetic fields and the risk of childhood cancer: Update of the epidemiological evidence, Prog Biophys Mol Biol. 2011 Dec;107(3):339-42. Epub 2011 Sep 19  [View on Pubmed]

There is an ongoing scientific controversy whether the observed association between exposure to residential extremely low-frequency magnetic fields (ELF-MF) and the risk of childhood leukaemia observed in epidemiological studies is causal or due to methodological shortcomings of those studies. Recent pooled analysis confirm results from previous studies, namely an approximately two-fold risk increase at ELF-MF exposures ≥0.4 µT, and demonstrate consistency of studies across countries, with different design, different methods of exposure assessment, and different systems of power transmission and distribution. On the other hand, recent pooled analyses for childhood brain tumour show little evidence for an association with ELF-MF, also at exposures ≥0.4 µT. Overall, the assessment that ELF-MF are a possible carcinogen and may cause childhood leukaemia remains valid. Ongoing research activities, mainly experimental and few new epidemiological studies, hopefully provide additional insight to bring clarity to a research area that has remained inconclusive.

7. P Lukac N et al, (October 2011) In vitro effects of radiofrequency electromagnetic waves on bovine spermatozoa motility, J Environ Sci Health A Tox Hazard Subst Environ Eng. 2011 Oct;46(12):1417-23 [View on Pubmed]

In this study the effects of 1800 MHz GSM-like radiofrequency electromagnetic waves (RF-EMW) exposure on bovine semen was monitored. The experimental samples were analyzed in vitro in four time periods (0, 30, 120 and 420 min) and compared with unexposed samples (control). Spermatozoa motility was determined by computer assisted semen analyzer (CASA). Evaluation of the percentage of motile spermatozoa showed significant (P < 0.001) decrease in experimental groups after 120 and 420 min of culture when exposed to microwaves, in comparison to control. Similar spermatozoa motility inhibition was detected for the percentage of progressively motile spermatozoa, too. Average path distance decreased significantly (p < 0.001) in experimental groups after 30 and 420 min of culture. Path velocity increased in the experimental groups exposed to RF-EMW after 30 minutes of culture, but subsequently decreased after 420 min of culture, in comparison to control. This indicates a possible initial stimulation and subsequent velocity inhibition of bovine spermatozoa under RF-EMW exposure. Changes in spermatozoa motility were also detected for some fine parameters, too. A significant decrease (P < 0.001) was noted for amplitude of lateral head displacement in the experimental group after 420 minutes of culture. Detailed in vitro motility analysis of bovine spermatozoa exposed to microwave radiation suggested that the parameters of path and velocity at the beginning of the culture significantly increase, but after longer culture (420 minutes) a significant decrease occur in the experimental group as compared to control. In general, results of this experiment indicate a negative time-dependent effect of 1800 MHz RF-EMW radiation on bovine spermatozoa motility.

8. – Feychting M, (December 2011) Mobile phones, radiofrequency fields, and health effects in children – Epidemiological studies, Prog Biophys Mol Biol. 2011 Dec;107(3):343-8. Epub 2011 Sep 21  [View on Pubmed]

In 2004, when WHO organized a workshop on children’s sensitivity to electromagnetic fields, very few studies on radiofrequency fields were available. With the recent increase in mobile phone use among children and adolescents, WHO has identified studies on health effects in this age-group as a high priority research area. There are no empirical data supporting the notion that children and adolescents are more susceptible to RF exposure, but the number of studies is still relatively small. There are a few cross-sectional studies on well-being, cognitive effects and behavioral problems, and some cohort studies, mainly of maternal use of mobile phones during pregnancy. Cancer outcomes have been studied in relation to environmental RF exposure, e.g. from transmitters, and only one study on mobile phone use in children and adolescents and brain tumor risk has been published. Several methodological limitations need to be taken into consideration when interpreting the findings of the epidemiological studies. The cross-sectional design does not allow determination of the temporal sequence of exposure and outcome, and for several outcomes there is a large potential for reversed causality, i.e. that the outcome causes an increased RF exposure rather than the opposite. Biases such as recall errors in self-reported mobile phone use, lack of confounding control, e.g. of other aspects of mobile phone use than RF fields, trained behaviors, and pubertal development, makes causal interpretations impossible. Future studies need to include prospectively collected exposure information, incident outcomes, and proper confounding control. Monitoring of brain tumor incidence trends is strongly recommended.

9. – Nijs J et al, (July 2011) In the mind or in the brain? Scientific evidence for central sensitisation in chronic fatigue syndrome, Eur J Clin Invest. 2011 Jul 2. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2362.2011.02575.x. [Epub ahead of print] [View on Pubmed]

Central sensitisation entails several top-down and bottom-up mechanisms, all contributing to the hyperresponsiveness of the central nervous system to a variety of inputs. In the late nineties, it was first hypothesised that chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is characterised by hypersensitivity of the central nervous system (i.e. central sensitisation). Since then, several studies have examined central sensitisation in patients with CFS. This study provides an overview of such studies. Various studies showed generalised hyperalgesia in CFS for a variety of sensory stimuli, including electrical stimulation, mechanical pressure, heat and histamine. Various tissues are affected by generalised hyperalgesia: the skin, muscle tissue and the lungs. Generalised hyperalgesia in CFS is augmented, rather than decreased, following various types of stressors like exercise and noxious heat pain. Endogenous inhibition is not activated in response to exercise and activation of diffuse noxious inhibitory controls following noxious heat application to the skin is delayed. The observation of central sensitisation in CFS is in line with our current understanding of CFS. The presence of central sensitisation in CFS corroborates with the presence of several psychological influences on the illness, the presence of infectious agents and immune dysfunctions and the dysfunctional hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis as seen in these severely debilitated patients.

10. P Campisi A et al, (March 2010) Reactive oxygen species levels and DNA fragmentation on astrocytes in primary culture after acute exposure to low intensity microwave electromagnetic field, Neurosci Lett. 2010 Mar 31;473(1):52-5. Epub 2010 Feb 13  [View on Pubmed]

The exposure of primary rat neocortical astroglial cell cultures to acute electromagnetic fields (EMF) in the microwave range was studied. Differentiated astroglial cell cultures at 14 days in vitro were exposed for 5, 10, or 20min to either 900MHz continuous waves or 900MHz waves modulated in amplitude at 50Hz using a sinusoidal waveform and 100% modulation index. The strength of the electric field (rms value) at the sample position was 10V/m. No change in cellular viability evaluated by MTT test and lactate dehydrogenase release was observed. A significant increase in ROS levels and DNA fragmentation was found only after exposure of the astrocytes to modulated EMF for 20min. No evident effects were detected when shorter time intervals or continuous waves were used. The irradiation conditions allowed the exclusion of any possible thermal effect. Our data demonstrate, for the first time, that even acute exposure to low intensity EMF induces ROS production and DNA fragmentation in astrocytes in primary cultures, which also represent the principal target of modulated EMF. Our findings also suggest the hypothesis that the effects could be due to hyperstimulation of the glutamate receptors, which play a crucial role in acute and chronic brain damage. Furthermore, the results show the importance of the amplitude modulation in the interaction between EMF and neocortical astrocytes.

11. – Repacholi MH et al, (October 2011) Systematic review of wireless phone use and brain cancer and other head tumors, Bioelectromagnetics. 2011 Oct 21. doi: 10.1002/bem.20716. [Epub ahead of print]  [View on Pubmed]

We conducted a systematic review of scientific studies to evaluate whether the use of wireless phones is linked to an increased incidence of the brain cancer glioma or other tumors of the head (meningioma, acoustic neuroma, and parotid gland), originating in the areas of the head that most absorb radiofrequency (RF) energy from wireless phones. Epidemiology and in vivo studies were evaluated according to an agreed protocol; quality criteria were used to evaluate the studies for narrative synthesis but not for meta-analyses or pooling of results. The epidemiology study results were heterogeneous, with sparse data on long-term use (=10 years). Meta-analyses of the epidemiology studies showed no statistically significant increase in risk (defined as P < 0.05) for adult brain cancer or other head tumors from wireless phone use. Analyses of the in vivo oncogenicity, tumor promotion, and genotoxicity studies also showed no statistically significant relationship between exposure to RF fields and genotoxic damage to brain cells, or the incidence of brain cancers or other tumors of the head. Assessment of the review results using the Hill criteria did not support a causal relationship between wireless phone use and the incidence of adult cancers in the areas of the head that most absorb RF energy from the use of wireless phones. There are insufficient data to make any determinations about longer-term use (>= 10 years).

12. P Ballardin M et al, (November 2011) Non-thermal effects of 2.45 GHz microwaves on spindle assembly, mitotic cells and viability of Chinese hamster V-79 cells, Mutat Res. 2011 Nov 1;716(1-2):1-9. Epub 2011 Jul 30 [View on Pubmed]

The production of mitotic spindle disturbances and activation of the apoptosis pathway in V79 Chinese hamster cells by continuous 2.45 GHz microwaves exposure were studied, in order to investigate possible non-thermal cell damage. We demonstrated that microwave (MW) exposure at the water resonance frequency was able to induce alteration of the mitotic apparatus and apoptosis as a function of the applied power densities (5 and 10mW/cm(2)), together with a moderate reduction in the rate of cell division. After an exposure time of 15 min the proportion of aberrant spindles and of apoptotic cells was significantly increased, while the mitotic index decreased as well, as compared to the untreated V79 cells. Additionally, in order to understand if the observed effects were due to RF exposure per se or to a thermal effect, V79 cells were also treated in thermostatic bath mimicking the same temperature increase recorded during microwave emission. The effect of temperature on the correct assembly of mitotic spindles was negligible up to 41 °C, while apoptosis was induced only when the medium temperature achieved 40 °C, thus exceeding the maximum value registered during MW exposure. We hypothesise that short-time MW exposures at the water resonance frequency cause, in V79 cells, reversible alterations of the mitotic spindle, this representing, in turn, a pro-apoptotic signal for the cell line.

13. P Kesari KK et al, (December 2011) 900-MHz microwave radiation promotes oxidation in rat brain, Electromagn Biol Med. 2011 Dec;30(4):219-34 [View on Pubmed]

Recently, there have been several reports referring to detrimental effects due to radio frequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) exposure. Special attention was given to investigate the effect of mobile phone exposure on the rat brain. Since the integrative mechanism of the entire body lies in the brain, it is suggestive to analyze its biochemical aspects. For this, 35-day old Wistar rats were exposed to a mobile phone for 2 h per day for a duration of 45 days where specific absorption rate (SAR) was 0.9 W/Kg. Animals were divided in two groups: sham exposed (n = 6) and exposed group (n = 6). Our observations indicate a significant decrease (P < 0.05) in the level of glutathione peroxidase, superoxide dismutase, and an increase in catalase activity. Moreover, protein kinase shows a significant decrease in exposed group (P < 0.05) of hippocampus and whole brain. Also, a significant decrease (P < 0.05) in the level of pineal melatonin and a significant increase (P < 0.05) in creatine kinase and caspase 3 was observed in exposed group of whole brain as compared with sham exposed. Finally, a significant increase in the level of ROS (reactive oxygen species) (P < 0.05) was also recorded. The study concludes that a reduction or an increase in antioxidative enzyme activities, protein kinase C, melatonin, caspase 3, and creatine kinase are related to overproduction of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in animals under mobile phone radiation exposure. Our findings on these biomarkers are clear indications of possible health implications.

14. P Borhani N et al, (December 2011) Analysis of DNA fragmentation in mouse embryos exposed to an extremely low-frequency electromagnetic field, Electromagn Biol Med. 2011 Dec;30(4):246-52 [View on Pubmed]

Effects of extremely low-frequency electromagnetic fields (ELF-EMFs) on DNA damage in biological systems are still a matter of dispute. The aim of the present study was to investigate the possible effect of electromagnetic field exposure on DNA fragmentation in cells (blastomers) of mouse blastocysts. Eighty female NMRI mice were randomly divided into 2 groups of 40 animals each. The control group was left unexposed whereas the animals in the EMF-group were exposed to a 50-Hz EMF at 0.5 mT 4 h per day, 6 days a week for a duration of 2 weeks. After the 8(th) day of exposure, the female mice in both groups were superovulated (with injections of pregnant mare serum gonadotropin and human chorionic gonadotropin) and then mated overnight. At approximately 4 days after mating (102 h after the human chorionic gonadotropin treatment), blastocysts were obtained by flushing the uterus horns. The mean numbers of pregnant mice, blastocysts after flushing, blastomers within the blastocysts, and the DNA fragmentation index following staining in both groups were compared using statistical methods (SPSS, the Chi-square test, the Student’s t-test and the Mann-Whitney U-test, P < 0.05). The results showed that the mean number of blastocysts after flushing was significantly decreased in the EMF-group compared to that of the control group (P < 0.03). The DNA fragmentation index was significantly increased in the EMF-group compared to control (10.53% vs. 7.14%; P < 0.001). However, there was no significant difference in the mean numbers of blastomers and numbers of pregnant mice between the EMF-exposed and control group. Our findings indicate that the EMF exposure in preimplantation stage could have detrimental effects on female mouse fertility and embryo development by decreasing the number of blastocysts and increasing the blastocysts DNA fragmentation.

15. N Rubin GJ et al, (December 2011) Do people with idiopathic environmental intolerance attributed to electromagnetic fields display physiological effects when exposed to electromagnetic fields? A systematic review of provocation studies, Bioelectromagnetics. 2011 Dec;32(8):593-609. doi: 10.1002/bem.20690. Epub 2011 Jul 18 [View on Pubmed]

Idiopathic environmental intolerance attributed to electromagnetic fields (IEI-EMF) is a controversial illness in which people report symptoms that they believe are triggered by exposure to EMF. Double-blind experiments have found no association between the presence of EMF and self-reported outcomes in people with IEI-EMF. No systematic review has assessed whether EMF exposure triggers physiological or cognitive changes in this group. Using a systematic literature search, we identified 29 single or double-blind experiments in which participants with IEI-EMF were exposed to different EMF levels and in which objectively measured outcomes were assessed. Five studies identified significant effects of exposure such as reduced heart rate and blood pressure, altered pupillary light reflex, reduced visual attention and perception, improved spatial memory, movement away from an EMF source during sleep and altered EEG during sleep. In most cases, these were isolated results that other studies failed to replicate. For the sleep EEG findings, the results reflected similar changes in the IEI-EMF participants and a non-IEI-EMF control group. At present, there is no reliable evidence to suggest that people with IEI-EMF experience unusual physiological reactions as a result of exposure to EMF. This supports suggestions that EMF is not the main cause of their ill health.

16. P Avendano C et al, (January 2012) Use of laptop computers connected to internet through Wi-Fi decreases human sperm motility and increases sperm DNA fragmentation, Fertil Steril. 2012 Jan;97(1):39-45.e2. Epub 2011 Nov 23 [View on Pubmed]

The objective of this study was to evaluate the effects of laptop computers connected to local area networks wirelessly (Wi-Fi) on human spermatozoa. Motile sperm were selected by swim up. Each sperm suspension was divided into two aliquots. One sperm aliquot (experimental) from each patient (out of 29) was exposed to an internet-connected laptop by Wi-Fi for 4 hours, whereas the second aliquot (unexposed) was used as control, incubated under identical conditions without being exposed to the laptop. Donor sperm samples, mostly normozoospermic, exposed ex vivo during 4 hours to a wireless internet-connected laptop showed a significant decrease in progressive sperm motility and an increase in sperm DNA fragmentation. Levels of dead sperm showed no significant differences between the two groups. To our knowledge, this is the first study to evaluate the direct impact of laptop use on human spermatozoa. Ex vivo exposure of human spermatozoa to a wireless internet-connected laptop decreased motility and induced DNA fragmentation by a nonthermal effect. We speculate that keeping a laptop connected wirelessly to the internet on the lap near the testes may result in decreased male fertility. Further in vitro and in vivo studies are needed to prove this contention.

17. P Zimmerman JW et al, (December 2011) Cancer cell proliferation is inhibited by specific modulation frequencies, Br J Cancer. 2011 Dec 1. doi: 10.1038/bjc.2011.523. [Epub ahead of print][View on Pubmed]

There is clinical evidence that very low and safe levels of amplitude-modulated electromagnetic fields administered via an intrabuccal spoon-shaped probe may elicit therapeutic responses in patients with cancer. However, there is no known mechanism explaining the anti-proliferative effect of very low intensity electromagnetic fields. To understand the mechanism of this novel approach, hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells were exposed to 27.12 MHz radiofrequency electromagnetic fields using in vitro exposure systems designed to replicate in vivo conditions. Cancer cells were exposed to tumour-specific modulation frequencies, previously identified by biofeedback methods in patients with a diagnosis of cancer. Control modulation frequencies consisted of randomly chosen modulation frequencies within the same 100 Hz-21 kHz range as cancer-specific frequencies. The growth of HCC and breast cancer cells was significantly decreased by HCC-specific and breast cancer-specific modulation frequencies, respectively. However, the same frequencies did not affect proliferation of nonmalignant hepatocytes or breast epithelial cells. Inhibition of HCC cell proliferation was associated with downregulation of XCL2 and PLP2. Furthermore, HCC-specific modulation frequencies disrupted the mitotic spindle. These findings uncover a novel mechanism controlling the growth of cancer cells at specific modulation frequencies without affecting normal tissues, which may have broad implications in oncology.

18. P Maskey D et al, (January 2012) Calcium-binding proteins and GFAP immunoreactivity alterations in murine hippocampus after 1 month of exposure to 835MHz radiofrequency at SAR values of 1.6 and 4.0W/kg, Neurosci Lett. 2012 Jan 11;506(2):292-6. Epub 2011 Nov 25  [View on Pubmed]

Widespread use of wireless mobile communication has raised concerns of adverse effect to the brain owing to the proximity during use due to the electromagnetic field emitted by mobile phones. Changes in calcium ion concentrations via binding proteins can disturb calcium homeostasis; however, the correlation between calcium-binding protein (CaBP) immunoreactivity (IR) and glial cells has not been determined with different SAR values. Different SAR values [1.6 (E1.6 group) and 4.0 (E4 group) W/kg] were applied to determine the distribution of calbindin D28-k (CB), calretinin (CR), and glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP) IR in murine hippocampus. Compared with sham control group, decreased CB and CR IRs, loss of CB and CR immunoreactive cells and increased GFAP IR exhibiting hypertrophic cytoplasmic processes were noted in both experimental groups. E4 group showed a prominent decrement in CB and CR IR than the E1.6 group due to down-regulation of CaBP proteins and neuronal loss. GFAP IR was more prominent in the E4 group than the E1.6 group. Decrement in the CaBPs can affect the calcium-buffering capacity leading to cell death, while increased GFAP IR and changes in astrocyte morphology, may mediate brain injury due to radiofrequency exposure.

19. P Chu LY et al, (December 2011) Extremely low frequency magnetic field induces oxidative stress in mouse cerebellum, Gen Physiol Biophys. 2011 Dec;30(4):415-21 [View on Pubmed]

We have investigated whether extremely low frequency magnetic field (ELF-MF) induces lipid peroxidation and reactive oxygen species in mouse cerebellum. After exposure to 60 Hz ELF-MF at 2.3 mT intensity for 3 hours, there was a significant increase in malondialdehyde level and hydroxyl radical. ELF-MF significantly induced concomitant increase in superoxide dismutase without alteration in glutathione peroxidase activity. While glutathione contents were not altered, ascorbic acid levels were significantly decreased by ELF-MF exposure. These results indicate that ELF-MF may induce oxidative stress in mouse cerebellum. However, the mechanism remains further to be characterized.

20. P Eskander EF et al, (November 2011) How does long term exposure to base stations and mobile phones affect human hormone profiles?, Clin Biochem. 2011 Nov 27. [Epub ahead of print] [View on Pubmed]

This study is concerned with assessing the role of exposure to radio frequency radiation (RFR) emitted either from mobiles or base stations and its relations with human’s hormone profiles. All volunteers’ samples were collected for hormonal analysis. This study showed significant decrease in volunteers’ ACTH, cortisol, thyroid hormones, prolactin for young females, and testosterone levels. The present study revealed that high RFR effects on pituitary-adrenal axis.