• 13 NOV 10

    1318: See Microwave News’ “Short Takes”

    From Louis Slesin: We have recently added a new column to the Microwave News Web site. It’s called “Short Takes” and features brief news items. Short Takes begins on the right hand side of our Home Page, http://www.microwavenews.com. Among the recent posts are: — ICNIRP’s stunning rejection of precautionary policies for power-frequency EMFs; — An

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    • 25 OCT 10

    1306: Cource notes: Physical Health Hazards: Health Effects of Electromagnetism

    From Andre Fauteux: Physicist Paul Heroux of McGill University’s Medical School (in Montreal, Qc) tells me his very interesting course notes are public: Physical Health Hazards: Health Effects of Electromagnetism www.invitroplus.mcgill.ca/Ftp/ Click on the file “Toxicology Course Notes 2009.pdf” He has been recommending a 1 milligauss limit for a decade. He had adapted the Positron

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    • 25 JUL 10

    1285: Victorian Govt admits smart meters increase electricity bills

    It is interesting that while smart meters are being promoted as a way for consumers to save on their electrical usage it looks like the meters actually increase electricity prices, according to the state government of Victoria, Australia. Don Plug pulled on smart meter plan Link: http://www.egov.vic.gov.au/victorian-government-resources/government- initiatives-victoria/environment-victoria/energy-victoria/plug-pulled-on -smart-meter-plan.html Also see: The Age Plug pulled

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    • 24 JUL 10

    1283: New book on ‘dirty electricity’ by Sam Milham

    From Andre Fauteux, Publisher/Editor: When Thomas Edison began wiring New York City with a direct current electricity distribution system in the 1880s, he gave humankind the magic of electric light, heat, and power; in the process, though, he inadvertently opened a Pandora’s Box of unimaginable illness and death. Dirty Electricity tells the story of Dr.

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    • 07 APR 10

    #1237: French Agency for Environmental Health and Labour takes precautionary approach to transmission lines

    The French sanitary agency for health AFSSET press release (google translation) Link: http://www.lepoint.fr/actualites-sciences-sante/2010-04-06/ondes- electromagnetiques-afsset-pas-de-lignes-a-tres-haute-tension-pres- des-creches-ecoles/1055/0/441502 Posted on 06/04/2010 at 17:52 Afsset: no high-voltage lines near kindergartens, schools and hospitals By Anne Jeanblanc The risks associated with electromagnetic fields of transmission lines and high voltage can not be ruled © Atlantis Phototravel / Corbis The French

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    • 20 DEC 09

    #1182: Powerline lawsuit in Israel

    Translation by Iris Atzmon: Yedioth Ahronot, 18/12/09 by Yaron Doron. Karin Kdoshim from Givat Shmuel was an excellent student in school. In May 2000 when she was 17 years old, she was hospitalized and diagnosed with leukemia. In 2002 she died. Now 7 years later, her family is filing a lawsuit against the power company.

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    • 29 NOV 09

    #1161: December issue of EMR and Health now available

    From Lyn McLean, Director, EMR Australia PL: The “definitive study” on mobile phone safety will be released soon. But how soon is soon? What will it say? And how reliable are the results? The new Australian standard on ELF is complete – bar a few finishing touches. What are the new limits? When will it

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    • 25 NOV 09

    #1158: The Real Junk Science of EMFs

    From Louis Slesin, Microwave News: No, not that junk science. We’re talking about industry’s own brand of junk science that promotes misinformation and confusion and presents a distorted picture of EMF science. The latest example is a call to end research on power-line electric fields and cancer by two industry scientists. Epidemiologic studies on electric

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    • 07 NOV 09

    #1150: Very Weak Magnetic Fields Impair Fertility

    From Louis Slesin, Microwave News: De-Kun Li’s new epidemiological study showing that extended exposure to weak magnetic fields as low as 1.6 mG (0.16 µT) can have negative effects on sperm quality was published today by Reproductive Toxicology. Read the full story at: http://www.microwavenews.com Best, Louis Slesin __________________________________________________________ Louis Slesin, PhD Editor, Microwave News A

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    • 27 OCT 09

    #1145: Comments on the University of Pittsburgh, etc.

    From Katharina Gustavs: Don, I noticed the same thing and started wondering about it. Interestingly, the McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine at the same University of Pittsburgh still posts the advisory. None of the provided links within the university work anymore but all the links to the news outlets reporting about the advisory. http://www.mirm.pitt.edu/news/article.asp?qEmpID=333 A

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