• 18 MAY 05

    Rural mobile phone use ‘riskier’ BBC News

    Rural mobile phone use ‘riskier’ BBC News http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4552645.stm Monday, 16 May, 2005, 23:45 GMT 00:45 UK Rural mobile phone users seem to be more at risk, experts say Using a digital mobile phone in rural areas may pose a greater risk of developing brain tumours than it does in urban settings, a study suggests. Researchers

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    • 18 MAY 05

    Tower concerns in Australia

    Tension on towers http://australianit.news.com.au/articles/0,7204,15309289^15346^^nbv^15306-15316,00.html Australian IT News Andrew Colley MAY 17, 2005 THE federal Government may develop new industry rules to ease community concerns about mobile phone towers. Communications Minister Helen Coonan would consider measures to ease tensions between carriers and resident groups, a spokeswoman said. Legislative changes had been ruled out, but Senator Coonan

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    • 13 MAY 05

    Move to force FCC to study RF health effects

    Notice from the U.S. EMF Policy Institute: The EMR Policy Institute is seeking donations to support a Supreme Court challenge to the FCC’s RF safety regulations (press release below). For those wishing to make a donation go to: < www.emrpolicy.org > and click on the “Donate Now” button at the bottom of our Home Page.

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    • 13 MAY 05

    Permanent mutations in fruit flies by cell phone radiation

    On May 3rd on this list I posted an article on how two German high school students investigated the influence of using a mobile phone on the red blood cells. Now we have a American high school student (below) researching for mutations in fruit flies exposed to wireless RF radiation. A growing trend I hope.

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    • 11 MAY 05

    Some Medical Journals More Critical of Studies Omitting Findings, Details

    From the Henry Kaiser Foundation Health report on Prescription Drugs http://www.kaisernetwork.org/daily_reports/rep_index.cfm?DR_ID=29952 Tuesday, May 10, 2005 Some top medical journals have begun “cracking down” on prescription drug studies that “omit key findings” on safety and efficacy or “inconvenient details about how a trial’s design changed partway through” in an “era when articles are increasingly used as

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    • 11 MAY 05

    Vatican Radio officials convicted

    Vatican Radio’s Cardinal Roberto Tucci avoids jail BBC News Monday, 9 May, 2005 http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4531247.stm A Roman Catholic cardinal and a priest in charge of Vatican Radio have been convicted of polluting the atmosphere with powerful electromagnetic waves. Cardinal Roberto Tucci and Father Pasquale Borgomeo were given suspended 10-day jail sentences. The Italian court also ordered

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    • 10 MAY 05

    Cell phone base stations change EEG patterns

    Cell phone base stations change brain currents and cause unwellness PRESS RELEASE May 1 , 2005 Sourced from Omega News < http://omega.twoday.net/stories/665337/ > Research in Austria by Dr. Gerd Oberfeld et al The radiation of a cell phone base station at a distance of 80 metres causes significant changes of the electrical currents in the

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    • 04 MAY 05

    The Cancer Epidemic – Symptom of an Unsustainable Society

       By Alain Brunel     Le Devoir     Tuesday 03 May 2005    The number of new cancer cases is growing twice as fast as population in Canada: as of now, 44% of Canadian men and 38% of Canadian women will be affected during their lifetimes. The Canadian Cancer Society recently highlighted the urgency of establishing prevention policies to

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    • 04 MAY 05

    Swedish Cancer Foundation invests in Big Tobacco

    Olle Johansson from Sweden sends in a delightful Swedish article on how the Swedish Cancer Foundation has been caught out buying shares in the tobacco industry! I know the Swedes are clever but this is a stroke of genious. Invest in an industry that will help keep the customers coming through the Foundation door as

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    • 03 MAY 05

    A cellphone to calm your restless baby?

    A Way to Calm Fussy Baby: ‘Sesame Street’ by Cellphone By DOREEN CARVAJAL International Herald-Tribune April 18, 2005 ANNES, France – When a toddler’s wails soar to piercing volume, do you shake the baby rattle or dangle the mobile phone? An unlikely group of entertainment companies is betting on the mobile phone. The target customers

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    • 03 MAY 05

    Red blood cells lump by mobile phone

    Two students in Germany have shown that cell phone research doesn’t necessarily have to cost millions. I don’t see however how a 20 second cell phone call can have such an effect on blood but if the samples were taken from the earlobe and fingertip immediately against the phone perhaps so. Taken from the original

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    • 01 MAY 05

    On EMF Protective Devices

    On a regular basis I am asked to comment on an EMF protective device or another on whether they work or not, occasionally I am asked if they are a good product to start selling, and less occasionally I am offered a good deal to become a device seller myself! I usually respond by sending

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    • 01 MAY 05

    DU Nano Particles pose major health hazard

    Several weeks ago it was mentioned in the Australian media that replacement Australian troops about to be deployed to Iraq were being warned to stay well away from old destroyed Iraqi tanks and other military weaponry because of the danger of DU dust contaminating the wrecks. No such warnings however to the Iraqi kids who

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    • 23 APR 05

    Five Studies Showing Ill-Health Effects From Masts

    Document produced by Dr Grahame Blackwell 21 Feb 20051 1. Study of the health of people living in the vicinity of mobile phone base stations. Santini et al. Pathol Biol (Paris) [Pathologie Biologie (Paris)] 2002; 50: 369 – 73 Found significant health effects on people living within 300 metres of mobile phone base stations. Conclusions

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    • 09 MAR 05

    Tobacco Science

    UCSF report says Philip Morris influenced scientific article Firm suggested to writer that link between SIDS, secondhand smoke be downplayed – Alex Barnum, Chronicle Staff Writer Monday, March 7, 2005 Researchers at UCSF reviewing once-secret industry documents have detailed an elaborate effort by a leading tobacco company to raise doubts among doctors and public health

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    • 09 MAR 05

    Henry Lai’s research and the politics of big science

    http://www.washington.edu/alumni/columns/march05/wakeupcall01.html HENRY LAI HAS A VIVID RECOLLECTION OF HIS INTRODUCTION to the politics of big science. It was 1994, and he had just received a message from the National Institutes of Health, which was funding work he was doing on the effects of microwave radiation, similar to that emitted by cellular phones, on the brain.

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    • 01 MAR 05

    Dirty bombs, missiles, and bullets

    Now that the Australian government is increasing its troop levels in Iraq, those troops should know that the hazards they face are far more than being shot by unfriendly insurgents. For those troops the issue of DU is very much an OH&S topic for this list. Is it really worth bringing home a legacy of

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    • 24 FEB 05

    PBS TV NOW covers cell tower legal battle; EMF course (From Libby Kelly)

    Hi Don, News from the USA for our USA colleagues… The Public Broadcasting System’s NOW TV show, formerly narrated by Bill Moyers, is airing a story on cellular antennas this coming Friday night on most affiliate stations across the U.S. The perspective they seem to be taking is using siting of antennas as one example

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    • 24 FEB 05

    InCom Corp’s proposal to RFID school kids (From Cindy Sage)

    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-sutter22feb22,0,374779.story?coll=la-home-local CALIFORNIA Town Gives Brave New World an F When an elementary school required students to wear radio frequency IDs, some parents saw the specter of Big Brother. By Eric Bailey Times Staff Writer February 22, 2005 SUTTER, Calif. – This little Northern California farm town is blissfully unaccustomed to turmoil. But recent weeks dished

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    • 24 FEB 05

    ACA’s video re safety of mobile phones and base stations is now available (From Tower Sanity-Australia )

    Concerned citizens: Apparently many people have questions about mobile phones, base stations and their safety in the community – so the ACA have produced a video (apparently about 6 mins) to reassure you that they are OK… Jeff Watson (ex-This Day Tonight, Four Corners, Towards 2000 (a program which he devised in 1979), Sixty Minutes,

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