• 22 JUL 05

    French Telco sues activist for slander

    The following message from France illustrates just how the French Telcoms have to learn about the art of “community consultation” and trying to maintain a good corporate image with the public. If, in the UK or Australia, a telco went ahead and sued a community activist group spokesperson for supposedly slandering the company, that would

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    • 21 JUL 05

    Symposium on “Coherence and Electromagnetic fields

    From Sianette Kwee: Symposium on “Coherence and Electromagnetic fields in biological systems”, Prague July1-4, 2005 www.ure.cas.cz/events/cefbios2005 Among the most intereresting presentations. I.Y. Belyaev et al: “Adverse effects of microwaves from GSM/UTMS mobile phones depend on carrier frequency and type of signal”. They used blood samples from hypersensitive and normal persons in their study . They

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    • 19 JUL 05

    A burning bush or tobacco smoke?

    When we read that the WHO, of all organisations, is actually recommending that children should use hands-free headsets, this is BIG news. However they should be taking a page out of Sir William Stewart’s recommendation that children should not use mobile phones at all. Why is Repacholi changing his tune? Has he encountered truth in

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    • 17 JUL 05

    Electrosensitivity in Canada

    From Dr. Magda Havas : Thought you might be interested in reading this letter published in the Toronto Star earlier this week. -magda Test exposure levels The Toronto Star Tue 12 Jul 2005 Page: A19 Section: Letter When will the government invest in research to find what are probable safe standards for all Canadians? Is

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    • 17 JUL 05

    U.K. Volunteers needed for phone mast study

    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=27470 Volunteers needed for phone mast study 15 Jul 2005 Researchers studying whether mobile phone masts affect health need your help. The team from the University of Essex, UK, is conducting the largest ever study into the impact of emissions from the masts, both conventional and third generation (3G), on health. The researchers from the

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    • 17 JUL 05

    UK House of Commons motion to stop houses being built near powerlines

    Sent by Sylvie: http://www.powerwatch.org.uk/news/20050712_earlyday.asp News :: 12/07/2005 – House of Commons motion to stop houses being built near powerlines The following early day motion is being put forward to the House of Commons: That this House recognises that childhood leukaemia is the UK’s biggest child-killer disease and that it is still on the increase; welcomes

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    • 13 JUL 05

    New Australian research on driving and hands-free mobile phones

    From Tower Sanity Alliance: Sydney Morning Herald Hands-free, but not crash-free By Julie Robotham Medical Editor July 13, 2005 Hands-free mobile phones offer no protection against car accidents, according to world-first Australian research that plotted the call records of drivers involved in crashes. Drivers were four times more likely to crash while using a phone

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    • 13 JUL 05

    Mike Repacholi Changes His Tune?

    From Louis Slesin, Microwave News: According to a report from CTV, Canadian television, WHO’s Mike Repacholi is now saying that the World Health Organization is advising children to use hand-free set. If confirmed, this is a major reversal. Mike Repacholi has long said no children need not take any special precautions when using a mobile

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    • 12 JUL 05

    Growing resistance against 3G (UMTS) in The Netherlands

    From Frans van Velden: Growing resistance against 3G (UMTS) in The Netherlands The Hague – A growing amount of municipalities, organisations and citizens in The Netherlands resists the roll out of the 3G (UMTS) network for mobile telephone communications. They want clarity about the negative effects of the electromagnetic radiation on health and well-being. The

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    • 12 JUL 05

    WHO study examines cellphone risks to kids

    Sent by Sylvie: http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/1121131876533_10/?hub=Health WHO study examines cellphone risks to kids CTV.ca News Staff While cellphones are increasingly popular among kids, some scientists worry the devices are a health risk to them. The World Health Organization is completing a massive study to see if there’s a link between cellphone use and brain cancer and other

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    • 11 JUL 05

    Cell phone scientists pressured to ‘soften” findings

    (Sent by Iris Atzmon) The Toronto Star July 10, 2005 Is her cellphone safe? Some scientists trying to find the answer say they’ve been pressured to soften controversial findings ROBERT CRIBB AND TYLER HAMILTON STAFF REPORTERS What you know about the potential health risks of your cellphone may be clouded by powerful corporate interests anxious

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    • 10 JUL 05

    Tower rental prices $$$ soar in Australia

    From the Beaconsfield Action Group: Tower to the people By Daniel Dasey, consumer reporter July 10, 2005 The Sun-Herald http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/tower-to-the-people/ 2005/07/09/1120704596828.html Hundreds of Sydneysiders are raking in huge rents from phone companies by allowing their roofs and walls to be used for mobile phone base stations. Commercial property consultants last week said rents in high-demand

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    • 10 JUL 05

    References for previous message from Frans

    Please note in reference to message “Frans van Velden comments on Michael Repacholi’s statement”, Frans adds the following: From my open letter to the WHO these sources have been lost: http://www.who.int/about/en/ click WHO Constitution http://www.mngm.nl Monitoring Network Health and Environment (click internationaal, who are we?) http://www.stopumts.nl Experiences are to be found under ‘verhalen’ and in

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    • 10 JUL 05

    Canadian government report acknowledges electrosensitivity

    Message from David Fancy: 9 July 2005 Hello Don, I’m not sure of this is useful for our readership or not, I will leave that to you discretion. It is a statement included in an Ontario Ministry of Labour Report written by Peter Fuhry, a radiologist with the Ministry’s Occupational Health and Safety operations divison,

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    • 10 JUL 05

    Frans van Velden comments on Michael Repacholi’s statement

    From Frans van Velden MSc, The Hague, The Netherlands July 9, 2005 Open letter to the World Health Organization. WHO should recognize and investigate the reported cases of microwave sickness and electrohypersensitivity (EHS), should advise governments to take care of victims and to take precautionary environmental measurements to prevent the increase of these conditions. Re:

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    • 09 JUL 05

    Comments from Michael Repacholi to Hans Karow (FYI)

    From Hans Karow: Correspondence from Michael Repacholi to Hans Karow FYI, I suggest your readers first read MicroWaveNews Dr. Louis Slesin’s July 5, 2005 Commentary in http://www.microwavenews.com/fromthefield.html#whoottawa Following is a response from the World Health Organisation’s Dr. Michael Repacholi commenting on Dr. Slesin’s Commentary. Dr. Repacholi is head/coordinator, Radiation & Environmental Health Protection of the

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    • 09 JUL 05

    Santini on Precautionary Principle & base stations

    WHY TO APPLY THE PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE AGAINST MOBILE PHONE BASE STATIONS. R. Santini, National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA) – Bâtiment Louis Pasteur – 69621 Villeurbanne (France). Several arguments can be advanced for applying immediately the precautionary principle to counter the biological effects of cellular phone base stations. 1. Microwave bio effects are known and

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    • 09 JUL 05

    Now a cellphone for the foetus!

    A research student, Hyoung Won at the Umea Institute of design, University of Umeå, has proven that it is always possible to come up with still more totally useless wireless gadgetry to sell to the natives. Now a cell phone for the unborn child! With concepts like this Hyoung is sure to be offered a

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    • 08 JUL 05

    New MW-dosimeter / Study on the Feasibility of Epidemiological Studies on Health Effects of Mobile Telephone Base Stations

    Following is a message of interest from Gerd Oberfeld MD: Dear Colleagues, For those who are interested in environmental epidemiology … a) new MW-dosimeter for GSM900/ GSM1800/DECT/UMTS/WLAN http://www.maschek.de/uk/frameset.php?p=produkte b) Study on the Feasibility of Epidemiological Studies on Health Effects of Mobile Telephone Base Stations – Final Report http://www.mobile-research.ethz.ch/var/pub_neubauer_pref14.pdf Please distribute this information to people you

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    • 07 JUL 05

    Disney targets kids for mobile phone service

    Whatever happened to all those expert warnings over children and mobile phone use? Who does the industry and Disney listen too? None other than Motorola and their spin doctors Swicord, Elder and Joyner who all have had a go at twisting science to the tune of their corporate masters. Recommended reading: “A Corporate Risk Assessment

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