• 06 AUG 05

    Three papers from Hardell

    From Lloyd Morgan Date: Fri, 5 Aug 2005 13:03:55 EDT If you haven’t seen the latest from Hardell et al., there are 3 important papers. One in Neuroepidemiology (June), one in Environmental Research (July) and one in Int Environ Occup Health (July). The first 2 report on brain tumors with ORs as high as 9.9,

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    • 05 AUG 05

    Curbing the Influence of the Drug Industry: A British View

    Sent by Milt Bowling: PLoS Medicine, Volume 2 | Issue 9 | SEPTEMBER 2005 Essay The Essay section contains opinion pieces on topics of broad interest to a general medical audience. Curbing the Influence of the Drug Industry: A British View A recent report from politicians in Britain recommends a fundamental review of drug development,

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    • 04 AUG 05

    Microwave News on Repacholi’s precautionary policy

    For the first time I must strongly disagree with Louis Slesin, editor of Microwave News, when he suggests sending Mike Repacholi back to Australia. Hey – I live there! May I suggest an alternative destination. In the centre of Fallugia, dressed in a US General’s uniform. Knowing Mike however, he would probably talk his way

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    • 03 AUG 05

    On the infallibility of ICNIRP

    While the ICNIRP Guidelines are being promoted internationally as the final word in expert EMF standard setting, – as an “unprobabilistic body of sure and certain knowledge” that is beyond question, doubts continue to be expressed about the validity of these guidelines, such as by the Canadian Sierra Club (previous message). In response to the

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    • 02 AUG 05

    Sierra Club of Canada calls ICNIRP guidelines “among the worst in the world”

    Canadian Deputy Health Minister questions link between cancer rates and electricity The Independent (Canada) August 1, 2005 In three letters to government officials dated July 18, deputy Health minister John Abbott reveals his department takes the potential health risk of overexposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) seriously. In letters to George Anderson, deputy minister Department of

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    • 02 AUG 05

    ALGA criticises “new” rules on towers

    New rules on towers August 2, 2005 New rules for locating mobile phone towers announced last week don’t go far enough, says the Australian Local Government Association. The federal Communications Minister, Helen Coonan, announced the measures, including improved community notification, more public education, improving the look and design of towers and independent audits of electromagnetic

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    • 31 JUL 05

    Govt urged to ban mobile phone towers near schools

    From Tower Sanity in Sydney Australia: Concerned parents and citizens Please find attached today’s online ABC News “Govt urged to ban mobile phone towers near schools” and motion/action item (that was slightly amended at the conference yesterday) that was presented and wonderfully debated for a good 30 minutes and supported almost unanimously. Well done and

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    • 29 JUL 05

    Assessment of ELF fields in urban environments in Spain

    [See my comments following] http://www.terra.es/personal/kirke1/noti67/epdf.htm Exposure assessment of ELF magnetic fields in urban environments in Extremadura (Spain). Paniagua JM, Jimenez A, Rufo M, Antolin A. Departamento de Fisica, Escuela Politecnica, Universidad de Extremadura, Caceres, Spain. email: paniagua@unex.es We present the results of a study of the extremely low frequency (ELF) magnetic fields in urban environments

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    • 28 JUL 05

    Aust. Initiatives to address concerns over phone towers

    Media Release Senator the Hon. Helen Coonan Minister of Communications, Information technology and the Arts 27 July 2005 Initiatives to address concerns over phone towers The Minister for Communications, Information Technology and the Arts, Senator Helen Coonan, today announced a package of initiatives to improve the way mobile phone towers are deployed. “I am aware

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    • 25 JUL 05

    German Doctors unite on RF health effects

    For full report see: http://www.powerwatch.org.uk/news/20050722_bamberg.asp 22/07/2005 – German Doctors unite on RF health effects from masts Summary: A number of German doctors are combining together to put forward their observations of adverse health effects from pulsed high-frequency EMFs (microwave) to the Prime Minister, Dr. Edmund Stoiber. The health effects include headaches, tiredness, inability to concentrate

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    • 24 JUL 05

    Kids’ cellphone use in spotlight (Toronto Star)

    From Robert Reidlinger: Kids’ cellphone use in spotlight Officials agree questions call for use of caution Tyler Hamilton and Robert Cribb Toronto Star, 7/09/05 Public calls for greater caution around children’s use of cellphones are emerging for the first time in Canada as scientists raise questions about the impact of radio frequencies on young heads

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    • 24 JUL 05

    Cell phone use and brain tumor development (CNN)

    From Sage Associates: CNN interviewed Keith Black, MD – head of the neurosurgery at Cedars Sinai Hospital in LA – on brain tumors and cell phone use. You can see the video itself at: www.CNN.com/video and scroll down to Health. The segment is “Cell Phone Use – Cancer Ties Explored” Transcript of segment on cell

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    • 22 JUL 05

    SCIENCE UNDER SEIGE

    RACHEL’S ENVIRONMENT & HEALTH NEWS #822 http://www.rachel.org July 21, 2005 SCIENCE UNDER SEIGE By Tim Montague An ill wind is gusting through the halls of science these days: faked research, suppression of unwelcome results, corruption of science advisory panels, university research falling under the influence of corporate sponsors, and many other conflicts of interest. It’s

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    • 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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