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  • Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Fields on Insects: a Systematic Review and Metaanalysis

    The German and Swiss environmental and consumer organization diagnose:funk presents the newly published BEEFI study (under the motto “Silent Spring 2024”). This study Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Fields on Insects: a Systematic Review and Metaanalysis is the most comprehensive review and evaluation of the research situation on insects and electromagnetic fields (mobile phone radiation, magnetic fields from high-voltage power lines) to date…SNIP

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  • Amid explosive demand, America is running out of power (The Washington Post)

    Comment: In Australia, the discussion over the urgent need to upgrade  Australia’s.power grid infrastructure is over the need to incorporate new sustainable power sources, supporting EVs. as well as the necessity to replace aging power plants, many of which are coal powered. In America however, it’s another far bigger challenge, with successive federal administrations essentially “kicking the can down the road” so that now the US ranks 13th in the world for having a modern national infranstructure . Estimates of the cost of upgrading America’s power grid vary but can be as high as $2.59 trillion by 2035. If America hopes to catch up with the world’s largest electricty producer; China, which produces approximately 30% of the world’s electricity production they have one hell of a long way to go. SNIP

    Excerpt from The Washington Post,

    AI and the boom in clean-tech manufacturing are pushing America’s power grid to the brink. Utilities can’t keep up. Vast swaths of the United States are at risk of running short of power as electricity-hungry data centers and clean-technology factories proliferate around the country, leaving utilities and regulators grasping for credible plans to expand the nation’s creaking power grid.

    In Georgia, demand for industrial power is surging to record highs, with the projection of new electricity use for the next decade now 17 times what it was only recently. Arizona Public Service, the largest utility in that state, is also struggling to keep up, projecting it will be out of transmission capacity before the end of the decade absent major upgrades. Northern Virginia needs the equivalent of several large nuclear power plants to serve all the new data centers planned and under construction. Texas, where electricity shortages are already routine on hot summer days, faces the same dilemma. The soaring demand is touching off a scramble to try to squeeze more juice out of an aging power grid while pushing commercial customers to go to extraordinary lengths to lock down energy sources, such as building their own power plants. “When you look at the numbers, it is staggering,” said Jason Shaw, chairman of the Georgia Public Service Commission, which regulates electricity. “It makes you scratch your head and wonder how we ended up in this situation. How were the projections that far off? This has created a challenge like we have never seen before.”

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  • Beware the WHO’s expert panel on gender dysphoria

    On December 18, 2023 The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced the establishment of a panel tasked with developing national guidelines for countries on how to best treat transgender and gender diverse people (gender dysphoria). Referred to as providing “gender-inclusive care”, the panel’s emphasis is on promoting the access to hormone replacement therapy, such as puberty blockers and gender reassignment surgery. Researching possible external environmental factors which may be having an influence on the incidence of gender dysphoria, appears to be outside the panel’s area of responsibility and at this time does not appear to be an area of scientific inquiry with the WHO….Despite the WHO’s expert panel’s apparent avoidance of perhaps an inconvenient area of inquiry, evidence clearly indicates that endocrine disruptive chemicals (EDCs) exposure in-utero and in young children are a significant risk to health, leading to a range of adverse biological effects, including gender identity. This represents a significant health risk for exposed populations, which one could argue is the majority of the world’s population…..For women planning on having children in the future and families with young children, being aware of, and avoiding unnessary exposures to plastic items containing EDCs, needs wider discussion and awareness as advocated by the United Nations Global Plastics Treaty. Allowing the Who’s expert panel on gender dysphoria to have some sort of final say essentially lets the plastics industry ‘off the hook’ ( its not us! ) and is the worst of science, if one could even call it that.

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  • 60 Years since Silent Spring: Where are we now? ( biological effects of EDCs )

    An examination of the possible biological impacts of human exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals on early life, sexual identity and male fertility decline. Originally published in the Journal of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 42, No.4, Dec.2023.

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  • Doctors, Lawyers, and Scientists Join Together in International Children’s Declaration for the Digital Age

    Three Fundamental Rights of Children Are Affirmed Regarding Digital Technology NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — An international group of leading lawyers, physicians, physicists, epidemiologists and other children’s health experts have today announced their support for a new International Declaration intended to raise public awareness of three fundamental rights of children which are not

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