• 12 JUN 21

    IARC on RF: What’s Next?

    From Louis Slesin, Microwave News: Agency Questions Basis for “Possible” Cancer Risk Classification Trends for Aggressive Brain Tumors Unresolved   A new analysis from the radiation group at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) challenges the agency’s own classification of wireless radiation as a possible human carcinogen. On May 27, IARC’s Isabelle Deltour

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    • 19 MAY 21

    Mystery neurological illness cluster New Brunswick, Canada

    New Brunswick Cluster of Neurological Syndrome of Unknown Cause Office of the Chief Medical Officer of Health, New Brunswick   The Province of New Brunswick is collaborating with local and national subject matter experts and health-care providers to investigate a group of individuals who are experiencing signs and symptoms of a neurological syndrome of unknown

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    • 10 MAY 21

    Yuri Grigoriev, Russian Biophysicist And Non-Thermalist, Dies at 95 (Microwave News)

    Excerpts:

    Yuri Grigoriev, a Russian biophysicist and a singular figure in the world of electromagnetic health and safety over the last 50 years, died in Moscow on April 6 at the age of 95.

    “We have lost a ‘scientific grandfather’,” Oleg Grigoriev told Microwave News. “Yuri supported scientists and pushed them to do research. He was greatly respected by all his colleagues, myself included.” Yuri was one of Oleg’s mentors —they are not related— encouraging him to finish his doctoral dissertation. Oleg later served as the director of the Center for Electromagnetic Safety in Moscow for 20 years, until 2015.

    In contrast to many of his counterparts in the West, Yuri Grigoriev promoted the idea that microwave biology is more complex than simple tissue heating. His views were based, in part, on his own research showing the importance of modulation characteristics.

    He is also known for his steadfast support for the Soviet and later Russian health standards, which are designed to protect against long-term effects and are much stricter than those adopted in most other countries. ANSI, ICNIRP and the IEEE have never acknowledged the existence of chronic effects, setting their exposure limits at levels that are up to a thousand times higher.

    The contrasting view of what the standards should be has been a source of East-West tension since the Cold War began. It continues today.

    “Professor Grigoriev was one of the first scientists to draw conclusions on the role of modulation in RF biological effects and on the increased sensitivity of children to RF,” said Igor Belyaev, the head of the Department of Radiobiology at the Biomedical Research Center of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in Bratislava.
    SNIP

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    • 09 MAY 21

    Non-thermal “heresy” that might be the reason why we see non-thermal effects

    Biological and health effects of cell phone radiation are being denied by ICNIRP and by IEEE/ICES and number of governmental agencies.

    The problem is that if it happens that cell phone radiation causes biological and health effects then the “Big Telecom” industry is in “Big Trouble”. This might be the reason why ICNIRP and IEEE/ICES perpetuate the dogma of cell phone radiation as able to induce only thermal effects. The large body of peer-reviewed published science, showing that non-thermal effects exist, is simply trashed by ICNIRP and IEEE/ICES because according to their dogma, these effects don’t exist and scientific evidence of them is just bunch of experimental artifacts caused by thermal exposures, mistaken for non-thermal exposures by naïve scientists.

    Another dogma disseminated by ICNIRP and IEEE/ICES is that the energy of the cell phone radiation is insufficient to break chemical bonds. This claim shows absolute incompetence of both “expert” groups. There is much more to biochemistry of cells than only breaking of chemical bonds. Any cell biologist knows that!…SNIP

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    • 04 MAY 21

    Italy’s Strict RF Standard at Risk (Microwave News)

    By Louis Slesin, editor of Microwave News:

    Italy’s 6 V/m RF exposure standard, one of the strictest in the world, may soon fall victim to 5G.

    The Italian limit, adopted more than 20 years ago, is widely perceived as standing in the way of the build-out of 5G infrastructure, which will require the installation of many more RF antennas. The proposed solution is to make the standard ten times weaker and bring it in line with ICNIRP’s 61 V/m guideline.

    Continue reading …

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    • 19 APR 21

    “Wireless Hazards” — An extensive exposé published by The Washington Spectator

    Excerpts: However, the industry’s message is so widely accepted that contradictory information is routinely discarded. One scientist (who asked for anonymity) told me he recently was asked to advise a state committee about 5G guidelines. “When I tried to tell them about the hazards from the hundreds of thousands or millions of new antennas that will be installed, they weren’t interested. . . . For example, in 2013, President Obama named Tom Wheeler, the CEO of the main trade group, the CTIA, to chair the FCC. In a 2016 talk, Wheeler said, “We won’t wait for standards to be developed. . . . Instead, we will rely on the private sector to produce them.” On 5G, he told doubters to “stay out of the way. . . . Tens of billions of dollars in economic activity . . . is what’s important.”  SNIP

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    • 15 APR 21

    Science, Politics, and Groupthink [Health Matters] James C. Lin

    Posted by Joel Moskowitz,  Electromagnetic Radiation Safety
    In his latest column Professor Emeritus Lin criticizes the ICNIRP, the non-profit organization which the WHO relies upon for non-ionizing electromagnetic fields (EMF) exposure guidelines that it promotes worldwide. As you may know, this column is important not only because Professor Lin is one of the most respected EMF scientists in the world, he is the first scientist who has served on the ICNIRP Commission(2004 – 2016; chair of the committee on Physics & Engineering, 2008-2012; chair of the Radio Frequency group, 2012-2015) to challenge the credibility of ICNIRP’s EMF exposure guidelines….SNIP

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    • 14 APR 21

    5G is testing the limits of trust

    From Dariusz Leszczynski Excerpt In 2020, the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) published updated safety guidelines for exposures to radio-frequency radiation (RF-EMF) emitted by wireless communication devices and networks, such as mobile phones or mobile phone base stations. This publication replaced the ICNIRP 1998 RF-EMF guidelines. These guidelines, recommended by the World Health

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    • 07 APR 21

    The Green Dilemma of 5G Densification (The TImes of Israel)

    Excerpt: As a physicist, my job involves a lot of reading.  Mainly articles that turn on an obscure point in an obscure field that interests me, the author and maybe one other person – and he’s a physicist too.  Occasionally, one comes across an article that should interest Joe Public, but it is written in such a way that Joe would doze off well before he got to the punch line!  So on my desk landed an article with an impressive title, “Radiation Analysis in a Gradual 5G Network Deployment Strategy” [1]. And this is a doozy!  Even better for me it is written by two Professors from the American University in Beirut, Lebanon, Ahmad El Hajj and Tarek Naous, researchers who could not normally cooperate with an Israeli. Geopolitics divides science too…..

    In this article they took a hard look at 5G Densification. “Densification” refers to the placement of many more  antennas for 5G in the urban environment than we have today, in effect making the network of mobile base stations more dense…SNIP

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    • 01 APR 21

    New Book of interest: Count Down by Dr Shanna Swan and Stacey Colino

    New Book of interest: Count Down, How Our Modern World Is Threatening Sperm Counts, Altering Male and Female Reproductive Development, and Imperiling the Future of the Human Race.
    In the tradition of Silent Spring and The Sixth Extinction, an urgent, meticulously researched, and groundbreaking book about the ways in which chemicals in the modern environment are changing—and endangering—human sexuality and fertility on the grandest scale, from renowned epidemiologist Shanna Swan.

    Review: “An essential book for this moment….There are a lot of surprises here, including that testosterone therapy decreases sperm counts, and that moms’ exposure to common chemicals during pregnancy alters masculinization of the offspring as well as long-term fertility…. I sincerely hope that everyone reads Count Down—the younger the better—so that they’ll have the chance to preserve their fertility as well as that of their children.”
    —Ruthann Rudel, Research Director at Silent Spring Institute and Research Associate at Brown University 

    “Swan solves one of the great mysteries of the moment: why sperm counts and fertility rates are dropping. She zeroes in on chemicals as a chief culprit, but, even more admirably, maps out the entire threat landscape. This book shines an important light on what we need to do to bring back healthy reproduction.”
    —David Michaels, former Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA and author of The Triumph of Doubt: Dark Money and the Science of Deception

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    • 22 MAR 21

    More on ARPANSA’s misinformation

    From Dariusz Leszczynski’s blog Between a Rock and a hard Place
    ARPANSA’s misinformation – Guest blog by Victor Leach of ORSAA

    Excerpt:

    Below is the next in a series of Guest Blogs on BRHP. The opinions expressed in this Guest Blog are of Victor Leach of ORSAA himself. Publication of these opinions in BRHP does not imply that BRHP automatically agrees with or endorses these opinions. Publication of this, and other guest blogs, facilitates an open debate and free exchange of opinions on wireless technology and health. On March 17, 2021, ARPANSA heralded the publication of “World-first reviews into 5G radio waves”. ARPANSA was mistaken, as I commented in my blog.

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    Guest Blog on ARPANSA’s unfounded claims

    by Victor Leach of ORSAA

    What can I say about these two latest papers that are the work of Dr Ken Karipidis (ARPANSA) and Prof. Andrew Wood from Swinburne University? I too am a product of education at Swinburne Technical College Junior school where my love of science began  and I also once worked for ARPANSA when it was called the Australian Radiation Laboratory.  However, my understanding of the science of radiation protection and the setting of health standards are quite different…SNIP

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    • 20 MAR 21

    ARPANSA’s unfounded claims on 5G safety by Dariusz Leszczynski

    ARPANSA’s unfounded claims on 5G safety – Nature Publisher should be embarrassed and retract!

    March 19, 2012

    Excerpt:

    …This blog is first, about something funny, but then comes something not funny at all. Bear with me till the end…

    Few days ago two review articles on 5G millimeter-waves were published by scientists from Australia.
    The articles in question appeared in the Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology, published by the prestigious British NATURE. Australia’s ARPANSA has published a news story, on March 17, 2021, about both reviews and… boasted that the reviews are “World-first reviews into 5G radio waves”.

    There is no doubt that in science being “the first” is important. Any scientist interviewed by a journalist gets a question “is this the first?”. However, it is good to be first but it is better to check beforehand that indeed something is “the first”.

    ARPANSA claim of the “world-first reviews into 5G radio waves” is incorrect, and laughable…SNIP

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    • 16 MAR 21

    This is Big News from USA: Yet another expert considers RF as probably carcinogenic

    Excerpt:
    Christopher J. Portier, former director of the National Center for Environmental Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), and a scientific advisor for the World Health Organization (WHO), recently completed an expert report on brain tumor risk from exposure to radio frequency (RF) radiation used in cellphone technology.

    After completing a comprehensive review of the scientific literature, Dr. Portier concluded:

    “In my opinion, RF exposure probably causes gliomas and neuromas and, given the human, animal and experimental evidence…SNIP

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    • 06 MAR 21

    Green Party of California statement on the 5G Rollout

    Green Party of California Statement on 5G Wireless Technology Environmental Oversight

    The federal government is fast-tracking a rollout of 5G technology on earth and in space (1).

    5G requires an additional 800,000 proposed small cell sites in the United States alone placed in proximity of people, parks, and wilderness, as well as tens of thousands of satellites linked with an array of land-based macro-towers. This infrastructure has already been brought to market with no safety testing (2), and no environmental agency has set limits to ensure safety for living organisms such as insects, birds or vegetation (3).

    A 2018 FCC ruling as well as federal legislation have limited local control regarding aesthetics, public safety and welfare of 5G in the public right-of-way (4). The FCC has not updated its own 1996 safety guidelines with the latest scientific findings and is playing a subservient role to industry demands over community safety….SNIP

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    • 22 FEB 21

    Carl Blackman on the introduction of 5G.

    From Daruisz Leszczynski’s blog

    Insightful comment from Carl Blackman
    Posted on February 22, 2021
    Excerpt

    The comment below has been submitted last night by Carl Blackman in response to my yesterday’s post “*Censorship in plain sight* by the mainstream news media“. I am posting this comment as stand-alone post because of the high scientific status of Carl within the EMF community.

    Carl Blackman is one of the Founding Members of the Bioelectromagnetics Society. He was also the President of the Society in 1990/91 and, in 2014, Carl was awarded the highest scientific prize of the Society – the d’Arsonval Award….SNIP

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    • 19 FEB 21

    Leszczynski: Clear indication that ICNIRP review of science is skewed and should be independently validated

    Excerpt: From Dariusz Leszczynski:

    In this blog, published from 2009, first on website of STUK – Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority and subsequently transferred to the current site, I have criticized ICNIRP on many occasions. In my recently published blogs I have pointed out that several groups of scientists evaluating to-date published EMF research, have disagreed with ICNIRP opinions. These disagreeing opinions were published in:

    Switzerland BERENIS disagrees with ICNIRP

    The Netherlands Significant discrepancy of opinions on 5G and health between ICNIRP and the Health Council of the Netherlands

    USA US FDA 2020 Report on carcinogenicity of RF-EMF contradicts safety claims of ICNIRP

    I have also suggested that there is something wrong with ICNIRP and that ICNIRP opinions need to be validated by independent review:

    Leszczynski: There is something utterly wrong with the ICNIRP membership

    Leszczynski: Statement on the need for validation of ICNIRP’s review of science

    ICNIRP acts as a “private club” where current members select new members to replace those retiring from the ICNIRP’s Main Commission. The selection criteria and justifications for selecting particular new members are secret that is not available publicly. Only ICNIRP Main Commission members know what and why is happening….SNIP

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    • 09 FEB 21

    A Microwave News investigation: Portrait of a Conspiracy

    Excerpt: For close to 15 years, Alexander Lerchl, a professor of biology at Germany’s Jacobs University, has spread disinfomation about research on cell phones and DNA breaks carried out at the Medical University of VIenna.

    Now, a court of appeals in Bremen, Germany, has ordered him to stop or face a fine of $300,000 or six months in jail.

    A year-long investigation by Microwave News has found that, while spreading a seemingly never-ending stream of lies, Lerchl has received $5 million in research grants from the German Office of Radiation Protection, known as the BfS….SNIP

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    • 03 FEB 21

    China just issued a full ban on phones in schools

    EXCERPT: Effective immediately, China’s Ministry of Education said the ban would apply to all school children.

    Chinese authorities have banned cellphones in classrooms and school grounds effective immediately in an effort to protect students from digital addiction and save their eyesight.

    The ban will apply to all schoolchildren across the country.

    Chinese students will only be allowed to bring a mobile device to school only under special circumstances. However, during class, all devices would be surrendered to the teachers, said the ministry on its website on Monday.

    Aimed at “protecting the students’ eyesight and making them focus on study,” the ministry’s new rule strived to prevent student addiction to the internet while enhancing their physical and psychological development, the directive detailed….SNIP

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    • 02 FEB 21

    The 5G Morass – tales and tattles or reasons for concern?

    By Paul Ben Ishai, The Times of Israel,
    Excerpt: Last week someone sent me a WhatsApp link to an article by Avior Abu in the Calcalist. Quietly, under the cover of our political chaos, an interdepartmental committee is trying to overthrow the right of a municipality to decide where a cell phone antenna will be erected in its jurisdiction. Their reasons being that while we want our cellphone, we don’t want to see their base stations or antennas in our backyard, even as we complain about poor coverage and slow data speeds. In this age of Corona, improved coverage sounds a good thing …. or is it?  Will such a power be abused at industry’s whim? During the early 2000 the cellphone companies in Israel routinely exploited a loophole in the law to place cellphone antennas inside apartments. It took a Knesset law to stop that and so one cannot rely on industry playing fair. It is a pertinent question because in the next few years industry is promising us a 5G revolution. And this revolution will demand a massive deployment of antenna infrastructure.  And that sort of power is easily abused. All in the name of “progress” so that nothing will stop the deployment of 5G networks here is Israel….SNIP

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    • 28 JAN 21

    THE MICROWAVE  DELUSION (re-posted due to error in previous post)

    For Immediate Release: 26 January 2021

    THE MICROWAVE DELUSION: Why ‘Smart’ Wireless Means We Are Dying Younger in Poorer Health and Endangering the Wellbeing of Our Children.

    Excerpt from the press release:
    The Microwave Delusion is the story of how one man’s personal experience of the damaging health effects of low-level microwave radiation became part of an international campaign to hold the mobile phone industry to account for its defective safety practices.

    This book charts industry dirty tricks, government indifference and the rise of independent science over industry-controlled studies, leading to campaigns, political action, legal judgements in mainland Europe, North America and Israel and action to protect children in schools: a change of process which many countries are adopting and which British health authorities, politicians and those with a duty of care are the slowest to acknowledge.

    The roll out of 5G worldwide presents the greatest threat yet to public health from low-level microwave radiation generated by a mobile phone industry which places profit above the long-term wellbeing of pregnant women, babies, children and adults at home, school, in public and in the workplace. As one leading independent scientist says: ‘We are taking risks of the sort that no rational society on earth should take.’

    The Microwave Delusion describes how an industry-driven tragedy in the making has come into being on a scale comparable to tobacco and asbestos, how it can be averted, and what we as individuals and a society can do about it….SNIP

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