• 02 OCT 05

    Microwave News update on WHO industry links

    From Louis Slesin: Dear Colleagues: We have received more documents that spell out the cozy relationship between the WHO and the electric utility industry. Check out the most recent posting on the Microwave News Web site. Go to: http://www.microwavenews.com/fromthefield.html#partners Best, Louis Slesin Louis Slesin, PhD Editor, Microwave News A Report on Non-Ionizing Radiation Phone: +1

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    • 23 SEP 05

    WHO Favors the Electric Utility Industry

    Message forwarded on from Microwave News: In early October, for the first time in 20 years, the World Health Organization (WHO) will assemble a panel to recommend a new set of exposure guidelines for power-frequency EMFs. Few people have heard about the meeting. Yet, the electric utility industry will be there in force, sitting in

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    • 24 AUG 05

    Question on EMF as air pollution

    Penny Hargreaves has sent the following question to this list. Any replies send directly to < pahargreaves@ihug.co.nz > please. Don Transpower New Zealand( power lines) is trying to persuade the NZ authorities that electromagnetic radiation cannot legally be classified as air pollution – transpower advisers are trying to have written in to legal plans that

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    • 02 AUG 05

    Sierra Club of Canada calls ICNIRP guidelines “among the worst in the world”

    Canadian Deputy Health Minister questions link between cancer rates and electricity The Independent (Canada) August 1, 2005 In three letters to government officials dated July 18, deputy Health minister John Abbott reveals his department takes the potential health risk of overexposure to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) seriously. In letters to George Anderson, deputy minister Department of

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    • 29 JUL 05

    Assessment of ELF fields in urban environments in Spain

    [See my comments following] http://www.terra.es/personal/kirke1/noti67/epdf.htm Exposure assessment of ELF magnetic fields in urban environments in Extremadura (Spain). Paniagua JM, Jimenez A, Rufo M, Antolin A. Departamento de Fisica, Escuela Politecnica, Universidad de Extremadura, Caceres, Spain. email: paniagua@unex.es We present the results of a study of the extremely low frequency (ELF) magnetic fields in urban environments

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    • 17 JUL 05

    UK House of Commons motion to stop houses being built near powerlines

    Sent by Sylvie: http://www.powerwatch.org.uk/news/20050712_earlyday.asp News :: 12/07/2005 – House of Commons motion to stop houses being built near powerlines The following early day motion is being put forward to the House of Commons: That this House recognises that childhood leukaemia is the UK’s biggest child-killer disease and that it is still on the increase; welcomes

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    • 08 JUL 05

    New MW-dosimeter / Study on the Feasibility of Epidemiological Studies on Health Effects of Mobile Telephone Base Stations

    Following is a message of interest from Gerd Oberfeld MD: Dear Colleagues, For those who are interested in environmental epidemiology … a) new MW-dosimeter for GSM900/ GSM1800/DECT/UMTS/WLAN http://www.maschek.de/uk/frameset.php?p=produkte b) Study on the Feasibility of Epidemiological Studies on Health Effects of Mobile Telephone Base Stations – Final Report http://www.mobile-research.ethz.ch/var/pub_neubauer_pref14.pdf Please distribute this information to people you

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    • 06 JUL 05

    Power line health concerns in New Zealand widens

    The issue of siting transmission lines and outmoded standards is continuing to widen in New Zealand as the following two articles indicate. I’m expecting a similar response in Australia when the Aust. Radiation Protection & Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) soon issues a draft proposal that maintains the existing paradigm of 1000 mG/5000 mG as per

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    • 24 JUN 05

    Qld. Planning & Environmental Court sets 4 mG level

    For those groups fighting inappropriate siting of power transmission lines, the following 2002 decision from the Planning & Environmental Court of Queensland (Australia) is a useful document. Citation: Energex Ltd. v Logan City Council & Ors [2002] QPEC 001 Delivered on: 11 January 2002 Exerpt from pages 19-20: ” (g) The existing overhead 11 kV

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