• 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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    • 09 DEC 08

    #1002: More radiation testing at Hobart school

    ABC News: The Health Department is retesting radiation levels at a school on Hobart’s eastern shore. Posted December 8, 2008 20:30:00 Updated December 8, 2008 21:03:00 The testing is being done as part of an investigation into a possible cancer cluster among staff at the Hazelwood school for children with special needs. Staff have been

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    • 19 NOV 08

    #987:Alzheimer’s Disease and ELF powerfrequency EMFs

    From Louis Slesin, Microwave News: It’s not just childhood leukemia anymore. Alzheimer’s Disease is poised to take center stage in the long-simmering EMF-health controversy. A couple of weeks ago, a group led by Martin Röösli at Switzerland’s University of Bern reported that people living within 50 meters of a high-voltage power line were more likely

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    • 10 SEP 08

    #943: September issue of “EMR and Health” now available

    From EMR Australia: Dear All EMR may be contributing to serious health problems, including cancer and diabetes, by impacting on the body’s energy metabolising processes. In the September issue of “EMR and Health” we look at new evidence for the link between EMR and diabetes and how EMR may be contributing to a global increase

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    • 17 AUG 08

    #932: The controversy over a cancer cluster in a Tasmanian school continues

    The following is from Sunday’s local newspaper article about the cancer scare at Hazelwood school. http://www.news.com.au/mercury/story/0,22884,24194383-3462,00.html Cancer-cluster school mission DAMIEN BROWN August 17, 2008 12:00am EDUCATION and Health Department officials are to meet staff from a Hobart school at the centre of a cancer cluster scare. Premier David Bartlett said the department would speak to

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    • 13 AUG 08

    #930: Part II: ICNIRP’s “15 years on” workshop : be prepared for an Australian surprise

    Commentary from Don Maisch: ICNIRP states about it’s forthcoming “15 Years On: Reviewing The Past And Looking Forward” workshop (last message) that: “Social impact on radiation protection philosophies is increasing and there seems to be a need to reconsider basic principles for standard setting in comparison with other environmental risk factors such as ionising radiation.

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    • 13 AUG 08

    #929:Part 1: ICNIRP “15 Years On: Reviewing The Past And Looking Forward”

    Meeting notice from ICNIRP: ICNIRP “15 Years On: Reviewing The Past And Looking Forward” Dear Sir/Madam, “15 Years On: Reviewing The Past And Looking Forward”* ICNIRP Workshop On Basic Radiation Protection Principles, 15-16 September 2008, Prague, Czech Republic The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) will be holding a Workshop “15 years on: Reviewing

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    • 11 JUL 08

    #908: New paper: Dirty Electricity Elevates Blood Sugar levels

    Hot off the press. Please distribute it to those who might be interested. -Magda Havas Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine, 27: 135–146, 2008 Dirty Electricity Elevates Blood Sugar Among Electrically Sensitive Diabetics and May Explain Brittle Diabetes MAGDA HAVAS Environmental & Resource Studies, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, mhavas@trentu.ca Abstract Transient electromagnetic fields (dirty electricity), in

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    • 08 JUL 08

    #907: Ambient magnetic fields may affect the quality of human sperm

    From Microwave News: Exposures to ambient magnetic fields may affect the quality of human sperm and may well explain its well-documented decline over the last few decades, according to a new study by De-Kun Li, an epidemiologist at Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, CA. Li has also shown that how the dose of a magnetic field

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    • 08 JUL 08

    #906:Ground currents force closure of pedestrian bridge

    The following article I find particularly interesting as a local Hobart school, located near transmission lines and with a substation in the basement had to close down its swimming pool because people were receiving shocks when entering the water. Don ********************************************************************************** From Joanne Mueller: Elm Creek Park bike-pedestrian bridge closed due to close proximity to

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    • 12 MAY 08

    #885: More on Incubator electromagnetic fields

    Incubators may be linked to higher risk of cot death Electrical currents given off by the life-saving machines shown to have a negative effect on babies’ heart rates, new research shows http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-wellbeing/health-news/ incubators-may-be-linked-to-higher-risk-of-cot-death-825917.html By Geoffrey Lean Sunday, 11 May 2008 Life-saving incubators may cause babies to die later from cot death, startling new research suggests.

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    • 09 MAY 08

    #884: Suspected cancer cluster in an Australian govt. building

    Note in the below article where Minister Schwarten states that “magnetic field measurements conducted in 1999 had shown that levels in the office were well below recognised guidelines”. Thus the ignorance and deception continues with the authorities continuing to quote irrelevant guidelines as somehow protecting against cancer – even though those exposures (1000mG home/5,000mG occupational)

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    • 04 MAY 08

    #882: Incubator electromagnetic fields alter newborns’ heart rates

    From Martin Weatherall: Incubator electromagnetic fields alter newborns’ heart rates http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-04/bmj-ief043008.php The electromagnetic fields produced by incubators alter newborns’ heart rates, reveals a small study published ahead of print in the Fetal and Neonatal Edition of Archives of Disease in Childhood. It is not clear what the long term effects might be, but this could

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    • 26 MAR 08

    #871: French admission that powerlines are a “problem for health”

    The following article about a recent survey by the French “Centre for Research and Information on Independent Electromagnetic Radiation” (Criirem) supports earlier research conducted by Professor Eric Hachulla et al in the late 1990s on people living apparently near the same twin transmission lines later surveyed by Criiem. The importance of Hachulla’s research, however, is

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    • 24 MAR 08

    #870: New book on problems with ground currents

    http://newsblaze.com/story/20080322103852tsop.nb/newsblaze/TOPSTORY/Top-Stories.html Electrocution of America: Is Your Utility Company Out to Kill You? Is electrical pollution slowly deteriorating the health of people across the country? It is a silent killer-invisible, odorless and tasteless-which makes it the perfect pollutant. That question is in the back of the mind of Russ Allen, a Wisconsin native and author of

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    • 03 MAR 08

    # 867: ELF EMF increases other cancer risks as significantly as childhood leukaemia

    From Powerwatch news, 29 Feb. 2008:Summary: Professors Mike O’Carroll and Denis Henshaw have now published their paper looking at aggregated statistical associations on the evidence of health effects from extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields. We briefly covered some of the key statistical points of their paper in the table on our news story about the

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    • 27 JAN 08

    #849: Electromagnetic Fields, A Consumer’s Guide to the Issues and How to Protect Ourselves

    From B. Blake Levitt: All, After 13 years of publishing my first book on the subject of EMFs, “Electromagnetic Fields, A Consumer’s Guide to the Issues and How to Protect Ourselves” (Harcourt Brace, 1995), they decided to let it go out of print in late ’07 when Macmillan bought the company. People tell me that’s

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    • 10 JAN 08

    #839: Australian college forces powerline removal from school grounds

    Gold Coast Sun (Australia) January 9, 2008 Wednesday Powerlines gone from Marymount But victory quite costly COLLEEN DAVIS Marymount College has won an 18-year battle to remove powerlines that bisect the school’s grounds. But it has come at a cost of $600,000 after the Gold Coast City Council reneged on a deal to pay one-third.

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    • 09 JAN 08

    #837: Stray voltage blamed for cattle deaths

    From Joanne Mueller: Star Tribune (Minnesota) http://www.startribune.com/business/13489261.html Cows are dying, and farmers think they know why In lawsuits filed against utilities, some farmers contend stray voltage from overloaded power lines nearby has killed their cattle. Xcel Energy argues the cow deaths could be blamed on other factors. By H.J. CUMMINS, Star Tribune Last update: January

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