• 21 DEC 16

    Cellular Deception

    Highly recommended video!

    As the global push to sell us faster data intensifies, cell antennas are being installed on utility poles right by our homes, often without our knowledge or consent. Science warns that the artificial electromagnetic frequencies (EMF) these microcells emit disrupts wildlife, humans, and all living cells.

    Educate yourself and others about EMF. Share this video and sign the petition. Together, we can create a balanced, healthy, and sustainable future. Includes great music from Oona McOuat.

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    • 08 DEC 16

    Excellent series : The Dangers of Wi-Fi and towers

    Technology safety educator Cece Doucette and parent Keith Marciniak share how they independently discovered wireless technology is hazardous to our health. Both opened the conversation with their public school districts, and this episode highlights how Ashland Public Schools became the first in the nation to put in place Best Practices for Mobile Devices. Links to the documents discussed in this series are provided below for further investigation. Thank you for your time and consideration.

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    • 05 FEB 16

    A non-thermal bio-effect: EMR From Cellphone Towers May Amplify Pain in Amputees

    Electromagnetic Field From Cellphone Towers May Amplify Pain in Amputees

    Neuroscience News February 3, 2016

    Open Neuroscience Articles

    For years, retired Maj. David Underwood has noticed that whenever he drove under power lines and around other electromagnetic fields, he would feel a buzz in what remained of his arm. When traveling by car through Texas’ open spaces, the buzz often became more powerful.

    “When roaming on a cellphone in the car kicked in, the pain almost felt like having my arm blown off again,” said Underwood, an Iraq War veteran who was injured by an improvised explosive device (IED). His injuries have resulted in 35 surgeries and the amputation of his left arm. Shrapnel from the IED also tore part of his leg and left him with more than 100 smaller wounds. “I didn’t notice the power lines, cellphones on roam or other electromagnetic fields until I first felt them in my arm.”

    Until a recent study led by researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas was published online last month in PLOS ONE, there was no scientific evidence to back up the anecdotal stories of people, such as Underwood, who reported aberrant sensations and neuropathic pain around cellphone towers and other technology that produce radio-frequency electromagnetic fields.

    “Our study provides evidence, for the first time, that subjects exposed to cellphone towers at low, regular levels can actually perceive pain,” said Dr. Mario Romero-Ortega, senior author of the study and an associate professor of bioengineering in the University’s Erik Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science. “Our study also points to a specific nerve pathway that may contribute to our main finding.”
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    • 25 NOV 15

    Appin Hall Children’s Foundation End-of-Year Newsletter 2015

    NOTE: This posting is a follow-up from my posting of August 26 2015

    From Ronnie Burns, founder of Appin Hall.

    Excerpt

    In July this year, Appin Hall received notice regarding an application to Kentish Council that the NBNCo (+ Ericsson Australia) were proposing to erect a 60met high telecommunications facility within 20met of our northern neighbouring property. In response to this development application, we submitted a Letter of Objection to Kentish Council based on the fact that many of our clients (children suffering serious illness) are already compromised due to
    illness, treatment + chemotherapy.

    After months of begging the powers that be: Local Council, the Tasmanian Government and the then Communications Minister, Malcolm Turnbull (and others) the outcome was that no response was forthcoming…
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    • 12 NOV 15

    Melbourne Lecture: The truth about mobile phone and wireless radiation… Presented by Dr Devra Davis

    This lecture is proudly presented by the Melbourne School of Engineering, in partnership with the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, the Faculty of Science and the Melbourne Networked Society Institute, at the University of Melbourne.

    Dean’s Lecture Invitation

    The truth about mobile phone and wireless radiation: what we know, what we need to find out, and what you can do now
    Presented by Dr Devra Davis

    Visiting Professor of Medicine at the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, and Visiting Professor of Medicine at Ondokuz Mayis University, Turkey

    Monday 30 November, 6:00-7.00pm
    (refreshments from 5:30pm)
    Carrillo Gantner Theatre, Basement
    761 Swanston Street, Parkville
    Register via link below
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    • 26 AUG 15

    NBN tower madness in Tasmania

    Just this morning I heard that NBNco is planning on erecting a 60 metre high transmission tower just 20 meters from the Appin Hall Children’s Foundation, a respite facility for children with serious illnesses in Erriba Tasmania. Please visit change.org web site and sign the petition about this insane act of arrogance by NBNco.

    Quoting from the website:

    Proposed Telecommunications Tower Installation near Appin Hall Children’s Foundation Respite Centre – Tasmania

    Read on….

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    • 22 APR 15

    Recommended Australian website

    I just had a look at the redesigned EMR Aware website from Byron area, in New South Wales, Australia. An excellent resource for Australians concerned about the unintended consequences of wireless technologies.
    Recommended!

    Don
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    Excerpt
    Welcome
    This website is published by EMR Aware, a not-for-profit community association based in Byron Shire on the Northcoast of NSW Australia. We offer technical support to residents and government agencies in our vicinity, and worldwide, regarding the health, social and environmental impacts of technologies that subject users to electromagnetic radiation (EMR).

    We are not anti-technology or anti-corporation. Our premise is simply this. In instances where products or services carry a documented risk consumers have a right to know the benefits vs. potential negative impacts. This enables both a change in habits, and motivation to demand safer products or legislation where appropriate.

    – See more at: http://www.emraware.com/

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    • 04 FEB 15

    Just how powerful are 4G towers?

    From Echonetdaily, The North Coast’s Independent News (Queensland,Australia):

    Mullumbimby 4G Telstra tower disrupts TV, EFTPOS

    If Mullumbimby residents and businesses are having TV reception issues and EFTPOS drop outs, the recent upgraded Telstra tower in the town’s CBD appears to be the culprit. Court House manager Laurie Driscoll told The Echo the 4G Telstra tower across the road on Dalley Street has caused havoc with the TV signal and EFTPOS. ‘A lot of people in the vicinity may have the same problem,’ he said. ‘Thankfully Telstra have accepted liability, and agreed to reimburse us for the cost of having to buy and install a $400 filter to reduce the 4G interference on our TVs.’
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    • 18 AUG 14

    Update to last posting: UK mobile phone company banned from erecting a mast because of health fears.

    NOTE: The last posting of a Daily Mail article is in fact very old news but the date was left off the Daily Mail site – giving the impression it was a current news item which it is not. So, it is of historical interest only.

    Don

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    • 18 AUG 14

    UK mobile phone company banned from erecting a mast because of health fears.

    From The Daily Mail, Sunday, Aug 17th 2014

    War on the phone masts

    by NILUFER ATIK, Daily Mail

    A mobile phone company has been banned from erecting a mast because of health fears. The decision is the first of its kind by Government planning inspectors. They rejected an application by Orange to erect a 30ft mast in a residential area because of the ‘serious harm’ it could cause to those living nearby. The landmark move is expected to have major implications for hundreds of similar cases nationwide. Community groups and safety campaigners have repeatedly expressed fears about the masts – which send and receive mobile phone signals -because of the possible radiation dangers. There are fears of a link between microwave radiation from masts and conditions ranging from cancer to blood clots in the brain. Orange wanted to erect the mast in Harrow, North-West London. The council refused the application last May after residents expressed their concerns.
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    • 15 JUL 14

    A 5G base station on every house and lamp pole…..

    On ABC’s ‘The Business’ last night, Malcolm Turnbull talked about the need for rolling out 5G in Australia and that this would require many more mobile base stations – smaller ones, but many of them. He raised the possibility to one day have a base station on every house and every lamp post!

    I wonder, in such a brave new interconnected world would homeowners be given the option to refuse a base station on their home? Not so if we look at the smart meter rollout in Victoria as one example. I suspect that smart meters will be able be upgraded to also work as a 5G base station.

    See it for yourselves:

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-07-14/talking-5-g-why-australia-has-a-need-for-super/5596506

    Don

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    • 07 JUL 14

    Neighborhood Cell Towers & Antennas—Do They Impact a Property’s Desirability?

    From the Electromagnetic Health.org

    Excerpt:

    The National Institute for Science, Law and Public Policy’s survey “Neighborhood Cell Towers & Antennas—Do They Impact a Property’s Desirability?” initiated June 2, 2014, has now been completed by 1,000 respondents as of June 28, 2014. The survey, which circulated online through email and social networking sites, in both the U.S. and abroad, sought to determine if nearby cell towers and antennas, or wireless antennas placed on top of or on the side of a building, would impact a home buyer’s or renter’s interest in a real estate property.

    The overwhelming majority of respondents (94%) reported that cell towers and antennas in a neighborhood or on a building would impact interest in a property and the price they would be willing to pay for it. And 79% said under no circumstances would they ever purchase or rent a property within a few blocks of a cell tower or antenna.

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    • 01 APR 14

    Swiss teleco acknowledges RF dangers in 2003 patent application

    The below document was discovered by New Zealand Lawyer Sue Grey during a document search. I do not have a url for the document yet but can send subscribers Sue’s document if requested. Sue Grey states: “Possibly a good invention but look what Swisscom (a SwissTelco) admits in terms of the biological and genotoxic effects of RF EMR (at least to the patents office, if not to the public generally).” Here’s the translation of the Swiss Telecom patient application for an invention to reduce radiation levels. It dates from 2003.
    Excerpt:

    The influence of electrosmog on the human body is a known problem. The health risk from mobile radio transmitters, handys and DECT telephones has been an explosive subject among the general public at least since the enormous breakthrough in mobile radio technology in the 1990s. To meet the concerns of science from the legislative side, the permissible limit values have thus been lowered several times, and technology has been increasingly focused on this problem. The risk of damage to health through electrosmog has also become better understood as a result of more recent and improved studies. When, for example, human blood cells are irradiated with electromagnetic fields, clear damage to hereditary material has been demonstrated and there have been indications of an increased cancer risk.
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    These findings indicate that the genotoxic effect of electromagnetic radiation is elicited via a non-thermal pathway. Moreover aneuploidy is to be considered as a known phenomenon in the increase of cancer risk.Thus it has been possible to show that mobile radio radiation can cause damage to genetic material, in particular in human white blood cells, whereby both the DNA itself is damaged and the number of chromosomes changed. This mutation can consequently lead to increased cancer risk.
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    • 26 MAR 14

    ICNIRP’s procrustean hegemony under attack in the EC.

    In the following article, the GSMA (the telco trade association representing the interests of mobile operators worldwide), bemoans the fact that their planned rollout of 4G/LTE technology in the EC is being hampered by what they call “non-science based restrictions on mobile phone antennas in some member countries”. No doubt that GSMA is also worried about the future rollout of 5G.

    This shows that ICNIRP’s assurances of safety, based solely on thermal considerations, is seriously being questioned and rejected in the EC. Hopefully this ‘contagion’ will spread internationally. What is not said is that the EC doubts over ICNIRP flow directly from the widespread awareness of the Bioinitiative report.
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    • 10 JAN 14

    Subjective symptoms related to GSM radiation from mobile phone base stations: a cross-sectional study

    From Manuel Portolés

    Paper published on open access by the British Medical Journal

    Abstract

    Objectives We performed a re-analysis of the data from Navarro et al (2003) in which health symptoms related to microwave exposure from mobile phone base stations (BSs) were explored, including data obtained in a retrospective inquiry about fear of exposure from BSs.

    Design Cross-sectional study.

    Setting La Ñora (Murcia), Spain.

    Participants Participants with known illness in 2003 were subsequently disregarded: 88 participants instead of 101 (in 2003) were analysed. Since weather circumstances can influence exposure, we restricted data to measurements made under similar weather conditions.

    Outcomes and methods A statistical method indifferent to the assumption of normality was employed: namely, binary logistic regression for modelling a binary response (eg, suffering fatigue (1) or not (0)), and so exposure was introduced as a predictor variable. This analysis was carried out on a regular basis and bootstrapping (95% percentile method) was used to provide more accurate CIs.

    Results The symptoms most related to exposure were lack of appetite (OR=1.58, 95% CI 1.23 to 2.03); lack of concentration (OR=1.54, 95% CI 1.25 to 1.89); irritability (OR=1.51, 95% CI 1.23 to 1.85); and trouble sleeping (OR=1.49, 95% CI 1.20 to 1.84). Changes in –2 log likelihood showed similar results. Concerns about the BSs were strongly related with trouble sleeping (OR =3.12, 95% CI 1.10 to 8.86). The exposure variable remained statistically significant in the multivariate analysis. The bootstrapped values were similar to asymptotic CIs.

    Conclusions This study confirms our preliminary results. We observed that the incidence of most of the symptoms was related to exposure levels—independently of the demographic variables and some possible risk factors. Concerns about adverse effects from exposure, despite being strongly related with sleep disturbances, do not influence the direct association between exposure and sleep.

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    • 28 JUL 13

    Long-term exposure to microwave radiation provokes cancer growth: evidences from radars and mobile communication systems.

    In this review we discuss alarming epidemiological and experimental data on possible carcinogenic effects of long term exposure to low intensity microwave (MW) radiation. Recently, a number of reports revealed that under certain conditions the irradiation by low intensity MW can substantially induce cancer progression in humans and in animal models. The carcinogenic effect of MW irradiation is typically manifested after long term (up to 10 years and more) exposure. Nevertheless, even a year of operation of a powerful base transmitting station for mobile communication reportedly resulted in a dramatic increase of cancer incidence among population living nearby.
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    • 15 MAY 12

    Australian Govt considers more mobile emissions checks

    From itnews: By James Hutchinson on May 15, 2012 7:03 AM Telcos face more independent audits. The Federal Government is considering whether to change the “risk-based” approach of auditing mobile base stations for electromagnetic emissions after a Senate committee urged action on the issue. Calls to strengthen compliance checks on mobile sites have increased after

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    • 18 APR 12

    Australian Greens target mobile tower emission audits

    From IT News: Department of Broadband cold on Brown’s bill. By James Hutchinson on Apr 13,2012 Greens senator Bob Brown has slammed government bodies for failing to independently audit mobile phone towers to determine their electromagnetic emissions on surrounding communities. At a Senate hearing yesterday, the outgoing party leader repeatedly questioned representatives from government bodies

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    • 09 APR 12

    Swiss Physicians for the Environment calls for lowering RF exposure limits and applying the precautionary principle.

    From Iris Atzmon: Basel, 22 March 2012 Press Release from Physicians for the Environment (MfE – Switzerland) Mobile Telephony : MfE requests stricter limit values The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) considers the waves emitted by wireless communication “possibly carcinogenic”. According to the IARC, the risk of cancer for this type of radiation

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    • 12 MAR 12

    Tank man is back, and going after the towers again!

    Readers may remember a story some time ago where a disgruntled Telstra technician in Sydney hijacked a friends restored army tank and used it to demolish a number of mobile phone tower equipment sheds.He went to jail for his deed but he is now out and preparing another protest, but this one won’t involve a

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