• 20 OCT 09

    # 1139: UK Children’s Charity condemns government policy on power lines

    From Sarah Dacre: Authorised for mass circulation to all relevant web sites and media contacts. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 16 October 2009 GOVERNMENT REFUSES TO PROTECT YOUNG LIVES, SAYS LEADING CHILDREN’S CANCER CHARITY LONDON: CHILDREN with LEUKAEMIA is the charity leading the campaign for a ban on building homes and schools near high voltage overhead power

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    • 30 SEP 09

    #1135: Update to EMF workshop “A New Australian EMF Standard”

    Note that the ENA website link for the Melbourne EMF workshop mentioned in message #1133 has been removed and is being updated by ENA. Currently, as well as Andrew Wood, The opening address, “A New Australian EMF Standard” will be given by Colin Roy and Lindsay Martin from the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety

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    • 28 SEP 09

    Typo. correction to last message

    A minor typo. correction to my last notice about the ENS scientific workshop. The workshop speaker is Andrew Wood, not Woods. It has been corrected on the blog site. Don

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    • 28 SEP 09

    #1133: Scientific workshop on “A New Australian EMF Standard”

    On November 17, 2009 the Energy Networks Association (ENA), the peak national body representing the gas and electricity distribution industry in Australia will host an EMF scientific workshop on the proposed Australian power-frequency exposure standard. The workshop will be exploring the scientific rationale for a three-fold increase in allowable exposure limits. This is a radical

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    • 09 SEP 09

    #1120: School closure due to proximity to “unsafe” power lines

    Sourced from Microwave News: http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2009/09/sussex_county_school_to_close.html Sussex County school to close due to unsafe power lines near playground by Joe Moszczynski/The Star-Ledger (New Jersey, USA) Tuesday September 08, 2009, 6:00 PM NEWTON — As PSE&G seeks state approval to build a high-voltage power line through four New Jersey counties, reviving a heated debate about the safety

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    • 02 AUG 09

    #1107: ICNIRP’s latest ELF guidelines in the making

    Considering that Australia’s draft ELF standards contains a three fold increase in allowable exposures, which I have argued in the past appears to be an attempt to find an accommodation with the MRI industry, it will be interesting to see what ICNIRP comes up with after their so-called consultation. For those of you who think

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    • 30 JUN 09

    #1081: U.S. town blocks planned transmission line route

    From Cindy Sage: http://www.sltrib.com/portlet/article/html/fragments/print_article.jsp?articleId =12713848&siteId=297 Willard throws wrench into power line project Legal plea » Rocky Mountain Power wants court to keep town from disrupting construction schedule By Steven Oberbeck The Salt Lake Tribune Salt Lake Tribune Updated:06/29/2009 07:07:23 PM MDT Rocky Mountain Power said Monday it will go to court to try to force

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    • 18 JUN 09

    #1077: Eileen O’Connor’s response to John Lincoln on the draft Australian standards

    From Eileen O’Connor: I would like to thank John Lincoln from ARPANSA’s ELF working group committee (Australia’s national radiation protection agency) for his response to my open letter which can be viewed at: https://www.emfacts.com/weblog/?p=1098 copy of John’s response to my open letter can be viewed at https://www.emfacts.com/weblog/?p=1099 I do understand that electrical induction is as

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    • 18 JUN 09

    #1076: Cindy Sage on the Australian ELF standard

    From Cindy Sage: Repacholi is still trying to pay a buck and a $50 tip to cover a $1000 bar bill. Risky business. The only precautionary action that will save him from harm here is to vacate the premises before the bouncer catches him. Repacholi invokes the usual “thermalist vs non-thermalist” argument to make this

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    • 16 JUN 09

    #1074:Powerwatch on the draft Australian ELF standard

    From Alasdair Philips, Powerwatch (UK) They have increased the public max to 300 uT to allow for the latest UK HPA (NRPB) thinking and calculations and to cover public exposure in some trains and trams situations. Actually, I don’t think that is a big issue. The problem is for low-level chronic exposures and even if

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    • 15 JUN 09

    #1073: Further comments on the draft Australian standard

    From John Lincoln, ARPANSA ELF Working Group member Hi Don Look I understand the concerns of so many people about the ELF draft, but let me make a few points. 1. There is now a very large inclusion on precaution, both within the body of the standard (Section 6) and in the Annexe (Annexe 6).

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    • 15 JUN 09

    #1072: EM Radiation Trust comments on draft Australian standard

    From Eileen O’Connor, Director EM Radiation Research Trust (U.K.): At a time when there are calls for tightening EMF power-frequency exposure standards to address cancer risks, Australia is moving in the opposite direction. Read the whole story at: http://www.microwav enews.com/ EMFConceits. html Comment from Mike Repacholi comment: “People don’t realize that the ICNIRP limits are

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    • 12 JUN 09

    #1070: Australia’s New EMF Exposure Standard: Five Conceits

    From Louis Slesin, Microwave News: At a time when there are calls for tightening EMF power-frequency exposure standards to address cancer risks, Australia is moving in the opposite direction. In mid-May, a committee working under ARPANSA, the national radiation protection agency, distributed a draft proposal that would triple the permissible exposure levels for the general

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    • 07 APR 09

    #1052: Text of the European Parliament EMF Resolution as passed

    From Elizabeth Kelly: Dear Colleagues, Here is the text of the European Parliament EMF Resolution as passed. Kind regards, Elizabeth Kelley, M.A. Managing Secretariat International Commission For Electromagnetic Safety Email: info@icems.eu Web: www.icems.eu ______________________________________________ http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef= -//EP//TEXT+TA+P6-TA-2009-0216+0+DOC+XML+V0//EN Procedure : 2008/2211(INI) Document stages in plenary Document selected : A6-0089/2009 Texts tabled : A6-0089/2009 Debates : PV 01/04/2009

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    • 17 MAR 09

    #1037: Papers published in latest issue of Pathphysiology

    From Stephen Jaramillo: Journal of Pathophysiology devotes entire issue to EMF http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescription.cws_home/524214/ description#description Table of Contents: 1. Long-term exposure to magnetic fields and the risks of Alzheimer’s disease and breast cancer: Further biological research Publication year: 2009 Source: Pathophysiology, In Press, Corrected Proof, Available online 10 March 2009 Zoreh, Davanipour , Eugene, Sobel 2. The

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    • 08 MAR 09

    #1032: the importance of transient electric and magnetic fields

    From Magda Havas: Important research (Ozen 2007, see abstract below) compares induced currents generated within the body of adults and children at power line frequency (50 Hz) and by transients up to 100 kHz (dirty electricity). It provides support for the biological importance of transients and complements the work that Sam Milham and Lloyd Morgan

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    • 04 MAR 09

    #1030: Outcome of the offical Hazelwood School cancer cluster investigation

    Note in the below media release where it is claimed that “Detailed EMR measurements were carried out using new equipment to give a better idea of exposures in multiple locations in classrooms and offices over a period of time”. As I have previously pointed out some time ago the Department of Health and Community Services

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    • 04 MAR 09

    #1029: MRI and EMF standards: When is enough enough?

    Following on from the last message I have found that even the 3 fold limit increase in the proposed Australian ELF exposure standard is not enough to cover MRI operators and service technicians working with the high power machines. This means that the proposed 15,000mG occupational limit is still not enough. So, the question now

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    • 03 MAR 09

    #1028 : ICNIRP exposure limits in conflict with the MRI industry

    Previously on this list I have mentioned the proposed three-fold increase in Australia’s powerfrequency exposure standards by a working group from the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA). I have also suggested that this increase (3,000mG residential and 15,000mG occupational) is due to lobbying from the MRI industry / users who are concerned

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    • 16 DEC 08

    #1005: Breakthrough on Power Lines & Childhood Leukemia

    From Louis Slesin, Microwave News: A Chinese team has made a breakthrough in explaining how power-line EMFs promote childhood leukemia. We don’t often talk about breakthroughs when we write about EMFs, but this time it’s justified. Read all about it at: http://www.microwavenews.com/XRCC1.html Best, Louis Slesin __________________________________________________________ Louis Slesin, PhD Editor, Microwave News A Report on

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