• 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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    • 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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