• 24 APR 07

    #712: Draft UK report calls for precautionary approach to ELF/EMFs

    Power lines in new link to childhood leukaemia From the Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/connected/main.jhtml?xml=/connected/2007/04/ By Roger Highfield, Science Editor Last Updated: 12:01am 21/04/2007A leaked Government-commissioned report has raised fresh fears of a link between power lines and cancer. The draft paper urges ministers to consider banning the building of homes and schools close to overhead high voltage

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    • 07 MAR 07

    #666: Recommendations for low-EMF indoor environments

    From Katharina Gustavs: The German Association of Building Biology Professionals (www.baubiologie.net) in cooperation with the Public Health Office of Salzburg, Austria, (www.salzburg.gv.at/themen/gs/gesundheit/umweltmedizin.htm) publishes recommendations for low-EMF indoor environments. The English translation just became available online at http://www.baubiologie.net/docs/elektrosmog-gebaeudecheckliste_en.pdf In German-speaking countries many everyday electric devices (e.g. shielded lamps, shielded extension cords, phone receivers based on piezo

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    • 28 FEB 07

    #658:Electromagnetic Fields in the Built Environment (RAIA)

    Following on from the last message, in August 2006 a paper was published in the BDP Design Digest, a publication of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects that called for the inclusion of reducing electromagnetic fields in building design. The paper is copyrighted to RAIA and only available on their web site to subscribers. However

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    • 27 FEB 07

    #657: New Budapest building shields residents from electrosmog

    From Martin Weatherall: By: CaboodleNews (Hungary) 2007-02-26 09:46:00 Hungary’s first building to protect its residents from electrosmog and radon gas was completed in November 2006. Residents report feeling more relaxed and better rested than they did in their previous homes. Electrosmog is caused by everyday electronic devices such as radios, television sets, computer monitors and

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    • 25 JAN 07

    #636: Gosford Hospital’s new paediatric wing places sick children’s health at risk.

    The precautionary advice mentioned in the last message further strenghtens the need to limit childrens exposures to below the 4 mG level. This would especially be the case for young children battling sickness. I doubt that there is anyone who would now argue that fact, other than perhaps Michael Repacholi. Now look back to message#

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    • 25 JAN 07

    #635: Precaution urged for ELF/EMF cancer risks

    From Louis Slesin: Public Health Officials Urge Precaution To Limit EMF-Cancer Risks Three senior members of the public health community experience with EMF health research< have called for precautionary policies to limit leukemia risks to children. At a public hearing convened by the Connecticut Siting Council (CSC) on January 9, David Carpenter, Raymond Neutra and

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    • 07 DEC 06

    #599: Public comments invited on the ARPANSA draft ELF standard

    The weblog version of this message is at: #599: Public comments invited on the ARPANSA draft ELF standard Public Notice from ARPANSA: Please be advised that the Draft Radiation Protection Standard for Exposure Limits to Electric and Magnetic Fields 0 Hz – 3 kHz is now available for public comment on the ARPANSA web site

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    • 27 OCT 06

    #574: “Unidentified Acoustic Phenomena” in New Zealand

    The weblog version of this message is at: #574: “Unidentified Acoustic Phenomena” in New Zealand The Sydney Morning Herald Stephen Hutcheon October 26, 2006 Scientists investigating a strange humming sound in the New Zealand city of Auckland believe they have pinpointed the frequency. The source of the noise, however, remains a mystery. According to Dr

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    • 22 OCT 06

    #570: The Ground Current Pollution Bill, Ontario, Canada

    The weblog version of this message is at: #570: The Ground Current Pollution Bill, Ontario, Canada From Magda Havas: For those of you interested in ground current issues and who would like to read the official minutes of the Legislative session that supported unanimously the Ground Current Pollution Bill (Ontario October 19, 2006). Here it

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    • 16 OCT 06

    #567: Japanese research confirms EMF childhood leukaemia link

    The weblog version of this message is at: #567: Japanese research confirms EMF childhood leukaemia link From Joanne Mueller A higher risk of childhood leukemia, particularly of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), was linked to high magnetic field (MF) exposure 10-06-2006 According to recent research published in the International Journal of Cancer, “Residential power-frequency MFs were

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    • 10 OCT 06

    #564: Comments invited on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks

    The weblog version of this message is at: #564: Comments invited on Emerging and Newly Identified Health Risks From Eileen O’Connor: (Sept 22, 2006) The EU is inviting stakeholders to send comments with regards to EMFs and the effects on human health before3rd Nov., 2006. The Commission is in consultation with the Scientific Committee on

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    • 05 OCT 06

    #563: Sage comments on the Gosford Hospital substation

    The weblog version of this message is at: #563: Sage comments on the Gosford Hospital substation From Cindy Sage: October 4, 2006 Dear Don, The Gosford Hospital should not be placing occupied hospital space over an active substation. ELF-EMF levels are most likely to be very high, and it is not feasible to shield them

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    • 02 OCT 06

    #562: Milham comments on the Gosford Hospital substation

    The weblog version of this message is at: #562: Milham comments on the Gosford Hospital substation Comments from Epidemiologist Sam Milham about why you should not build over a substation: The Koll Center cluster was in the Grub and Ellis commercial real estate building and involved workers who worked on the first floor of a

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    • 01 OCT 06

    #561: Gosford Hospital: A case of irresponsible design

    The weblog version of this message is at: #560: Question on hospital substation & cancer Robert’s question (last message) prompts me to mention an unfortunate case of bad building planning and design. It is at the Gosford Hospital complex in New South Wales, Australia. This complex is currently undergoing a major re-development in the vicinity

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    • 30 SEP 06

    #560: Question on hospital substation & cancer

    The weblog version of this message is at: #560: Question on hospital substation & cancer Robert Reidlinger sends in the following question for the list. I have send him my thoughts on the matter, as well as mentioning a current situation at a hospital in Australia that will be the topic of the next message

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    • 20 SEP 06

    #553: Health Canada says power line poses no risk of illness

    NOTE: If you are having problems reading these messages (some are due to program incompatabilities) Please go directly to the web link at the beginning of the message. Don The weblog version of this message is at: #553: Health Canada says power line poses no risk of illness Tuesday » September 19 » 2006 Health

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    • 20 SEP 06

    #552: Revise power lines proposal, Canadian Cancer Society recommends

    The weblog version of this message is at: #552: Revise power lines proposal, Canadian Cancer Society recommends From Richard Johnson (TOR): Saturday » September 16 » 2006 Revise power lines proposal, Canadian Cancer Society recommends Maureen Gulyas Delta Optimist Saturday, September 16, 2006 TSAWWASSEN The Canadian Cancer Society is recommending the power lines proposal through

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    • 07 SEP 06

    #546: Holland has set 0.4uT limit for new HVTL

    The weblog version of this message is at: https://www.emfacts.com/weblog/index.php?p=546 Due to a few transmission line controversies happening at the moment in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and elsewhere, I thought it was opportune to revisit an old message from June of 2005: The Dutch Ministry of Housing, Spatial Planning and the Environment has set a precautionary

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    • 02 AUG 06

    #530: The “Final Report” on RMIT Building 108

    The weblog version of this message is at: #530: The “Final Report” on RMIT Building 108 Today Final Report evaluation of the brain tumour cluster in RMIT Building 108 ( see previous messages on the RMIT brain tumour cluster) has been released and lo and behold the brain tumour cluster has magically disappeared. All is

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    • 24 JUL 06

    #525: Report power line concerns, cancer society urges B.C. residents

    The weblog version of this message is at: #525: Report power line concerns, cancer society urges B.C. residents CBC News – Health & Science http://www.cbc.ca/story/science/national/2006/07/11/power-lines.html Report power line concerns, cancer society urges B.C. residents Last Updated Tue, 11 Jul 2006 14:54:27 EDT CBC News The Canadian Cancer Society says it’s concerned about plans to upgrade

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