Health issues related to electromagnetic radiation exposure and chemical exposure

  • EMFacts Consultancy, founded in 1994 by Don Maisch, has produced a wide range of reports and papers dealing with various health issues related to human exposure to Electromagnetic Radiation.

    This website was established in 1997 as an independent source of information on the possible health and safety issues arising from human exposure to Electromagnetic Energy (EME).

    This consists of both 50 and 60 Hertz (Hz) Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) from our use of electricity and Radio-frequency/Microwave (RF/MW) Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) from telecommunications.

    This site is designed to be utilized as a resource by individuals, groups, organisations and communities who are trying to empower themselves by gaining a better understanding of the complex issues involved with this important environmental issue.

    EMFacts Consultancy also offers a range of advisory services.
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ICNIRP continues with its Procrustean Approach…keep it on thermal effects only and ignore the rest

The charade continues….
ICNIRP/WHO Workshop “A closer look at the thresholds of thermal damage”, 26-28 May 2015

Scope: In view of updating the guidance on limiting exposure to high frequency (HF) fields, ICNIRP will review the current scientific knowledge on the thresholds of thermal damage. The current workshop will revisit the ICNIRP 1998 concept, namely that the health relevant increase of body core temperature is approximately 1° C and a whole-body exposure with an average SAR of 4 W/kg result in a core temperature increase of less than 1°C within 30 min. Details of this concept as well as thresholds for partial/local body exposures are subjects to review. SNIP

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UK’s Institute of Directors (IoD) issue report critical of the UK government’s “smart” meter program.

A premier United Kingdom business organization, the 34,500 members strong Institute of Directors (IoD), has just issued a press release announcing their 21 page report critical of the UK government’s “smart” meter program. The report calls for Smart Meters scheme to be ‘halted, altered or scrapped’ to avoid ‘unjustified, over-engineered and expensive mistake’
“The Government’s rollout of Smart Meters, digital energy meters designed to provide real-time usage statistics, should be “halted, altered or scrapped” to avoid a potentially catastrophic government IT disaster, the Institute of Directors warns today.” …The report places the rollout of Smart Meters within the context of previous large-scale IT fiascos, including the infamous NHS National Programme for IT, the eBorders Programme and the BBC’s disastrous Digital Media Initiative. Furthermore, a recent survey shows that 80 per cent of IoD members rate the ability of government to manage large IT projects as “poor or very poor”.
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Off topic: More on America’s worst plane ever: The F-35

Apologies to readers of this blog. I know this has nothing to do with the EMF issue but it is relevant to a book I am writing on the revolving door between US government agencies (including FCC, EPA, the Pentagon, etc.) and corporate America. The F-35 may be the worst plane ever to attempt getting off the ground, with massive problems and cost blow-outs but it is a great financial success for the corporations building the thing. For them, the money just keeps rolling in as they keep on finding problems then and charging the US Government and taxpayer to fix it – and on and on it goes.

And then there are the senior military officers and some congressmen with vested interests in continuing to keep the F-35 project alive for their own benefit, such as getting a plush job with a corporate military contractor after retirement. No wonder why the US deficit is in the order of $17 trillion dollars with the Pentagon now wanting a budget of $1 trillion to pay the corporations to upgrade all their weapons systems.

The author of the below article concludes with a question: “Can someone tell me why we’re building this thing?” This is the answer….

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Precaution Nixed at the NY Times (Microwave News)

From Louis Slesin, Editor, Microwave News:

The New York Times went into damage control mode yesterday after Nick Bilton, a tech columnist and a rising star at the newspaper, suggested that precaution is the best approach to the use of cell phones and wearable electronics.
No sooner had Bilton’s column hit print that Margaret Sullivan, the Times’ Public Editor, chastised him for his naive analysis. Sullivan targeted the lack of “sophisticated evaluation of serious research.”
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Off topic: America’s F-35 Joint Strike fighter. The worst plane ever but Australia still wants them.

PREVIOUSLY: In April 2014 the Australian Abbott government gave its approval for the purchase of 58 additional F-35 Joint Strike Fighters (JSFs) at a cost of $12.4 billion – making it the nation’s most expensive Defence asset. The extra aircraft is supposed to bring Australia’s total Joint Strike Fighter force to 72 aircraft, with the first of them to enter service in 2020.

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From the Was is Boring blog, March 15, 2015:

F-35 Still Years Away From Being Ready for Combat

by MANDY SMITHBERGER

Excerpt
The F-35 continues to fail the most basic requirements for combat aircraft and common sense. Despite reforms, the F-35 continues to be unaffordable, its engines continue to be susceptible to fire, and the Pentagon continues to misrepresent its performance.

Below are just a few of the issues identified in a recent report from the Defense Department’s Director of Operational Test and Evaluation: SNIP

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    "Listen to both sides and you will be enlightened; heed only one side and you will be blinded. We are facing a big knowledge gap in evaluating EMF health risk at this stage. This is the reason why there is no satisfactory and generally acceptable EMF standard around the world. I think an international EMF exposure standard might only be established on the principle of science and democracy, on the principle of mutual understanding and to reach unanimity through consultation." - Opening remarks by Professor Huai Chiang at the 3rd International EMF Seminar in China, 13-17 October 2003.

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