• 14 SEP 17

    5G and this years Science and Wireless 2017 dog and pony show.

    The following was sent to me by a third party. Watch the coming Science & Wireless 2017 spin to give a tick of approval to the coming massive roll out of 5G antennas in Australia with absolutely no say to antenna locations by individuals and local governments. Seeing that PRESEE is teamed up with ACEBR and Michael Repacholi controlling the discussion it will be a thermal effects only dog and pony show. At best, a classic example of groupthink.
    SNIP

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    • 19 AUG 17

    5G phone network: Expert concerned by lack of understanding of potential health effects

    From ABC News, August 18

    Excerpt

    More research is needed into the potential health effects of new 5G mobile phone technology before it is rolled out in Australia, an international expert says.

    The high-speed mobile phone network could be operational in Australia from 2020, offering up to 50 times the bandwidth currently available on 4G networks, allowing users to download the equivalent of three television episodes in a second.

    Telstra announced last year it would run a world-first test of the technology for visitors to the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.

    International radio frequency expert Professor Dariusz Leszczynski, from the University of Helsinki, told a public lecture at Griffith University in Brisbane on Thursday night there was a concerning lack of understanding about the health effects….. SNIP

    And note the concluding dismissive remarks by an ARPANSA spokesperson who said “it would be up to individual university research labs to pick up the agency’s recommendations for more research into 5G frequencies”. And just which labs? ACEBR most likely who can reliably be counted upon to find that there’s nothing to worry about, other than that old nocebo effect… In other words business as usual…

    Lets see if Croft, or perhaps Chapman, does a blast on Media Watch as well……

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    • 10 AUG 17

    Rodney Croft: Spruiking for the industry in the Philippines

    Croft on his recent visit to the Philippines :

    “Croft emphasized there are no risks but only benefits in deployment of cell sites necessary for the country’s growing requirement for digital connectivity ”
    ““We have no reason to think that anyone getting exposed to cell site towers are going to be adversely affected in terms of their health. Large amount of research has failed to find any evidence that anyone has been hurt just because they were exposed to these telecom facilities,” Croft said during the conference.” SNIP

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    • 17 FEB 17

    Monash University study shows how close we like to keep our mobile phones (and Rodney Croft’s dismissive spin)

    Don’s comment:

    The the Herald Sun article below we see how “spin” can be used to discount the findings of a study. Ignoring the IARC findings and a host of other research. Rodney Croft gets the final say in the article with the disingenuous statement: “there was no scientific evidence showing a link between mobile phone use and cancers”.

    From the Herald Sun by Lucie van den Berg,
    February 16, 2017 12:00am

    Excerpt:

    MOBILE phones are our constant companions, but new research reveals how close we actually like to keep our prized possessions. The Monash University study into the storage habits of young women found 15 per cent of woman had even carried their smartphone tucked into their bra or sport’s top.In an online questionnaire, almost 200 Melbourne women aged 15-40 were asked about where they carried their phone and their perception of potential health risks…

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    • 06 NOV 16

    The sad state of affairs with Bioelectromagnetics Research in Australia

    In a recently published paper in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health ( 29 September 2016) ACEBR lays out its research activities in a paper titled, Bioelectromagnetics Research within an Australian Context: The Australian Centre for Electromagnetic Bioeffects Research (ACEBR)

    Its business as usual in this paper with a strict adherence to ICNIRP’s thermal effects only paradigm. For example, here is the section on electrosensitivity with my bolding of the pertinent parts: SNIP…..

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    • 04 NOV 16

    My recommendation for yet another international expert for ACEBR.

    It is highly unusual for me to make a recommendation for another international expert to join the growing band of esteened experts at the Australian Centre for Electromagnetic Bioeffects Research (ACEBR) but Professor Tapio Ala-Nissilä Professor of physics at the Aalto University in Helsinki would feel quite at home chatting with the ACEBR folk (provided that he can speak English, that is). According to the latest blog posting by Dariusz Leszczynski, Ala-Nissilä’s (translated) expert views on the biological effects of telecommunications frequencies RF/MW emissions are as follows:
    SNIP

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    • 14 SEP 16

    Woman claims severe health problems are caused by wi-fi but Rodney Croft disagrees

    From ABC News, Sept 12, 2016:

    Excerpt

    Woman claims severe health problems are caused by wi-fi but international studies find no link

    Leonie Southern says she can no longer live anywhere near sources of wi-fi transmissions because of severe health effects she attributes to a condition known as electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS).

    The condition is so distressing she and her husband have moved from their home in Bermagui on the NSW far south coast to a farm further inland, to get away from any wi-fi reception.

    However, extensive international research studies have found no evidence the condition is caused by electromagnetic waves such as wi-fi. SNIP……

    Professor Rodney Croft, director of the Australian Centre for Electromagnetic Bioeffects Research, said the symptoms experienced by sufferers of EHS were recognised as genuine, but the cause was something other than exposure to wi-fi.

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    • 30 JAN 16

    Report from the Science and Wireless 2015 event in Australia

    This, must read, report analyzing the various presentations from SCIENCE & WIRELESS 2015 was prepared for the Pandora Foundation and for the Kompetenzinitiative by Dariusz Leszczynski, PhD, DSc (biochemistry) & Kirsti Leszczynski, PhD (physics). Science and Wireless 2015 was hosted at the RMIT University in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, on December 8, 2015.
    Excerpt:

    Dariusz concludes in part:

    Unfortunately, enthusiastic opinion of the Science & Wireless event has vanished. The S&W events organized in 2014 at the Wollongong University and in 2015 at the RMIT have not much to do with the community interaction between scientists, industry and users. S&W events in 2014 and 2015 were just presentations of science by scientists for the benefit of the industry. The real users of wireless technology, some of whom are concerned with possible/probable health risks, were clearly marginalized in 2014 and 2015. The community participants had no presentations to express their views and opinions and the opportunity to voice opinions in the discussion was severely limited by the time constraints. As of now, the Science & Wireless event cannot be called anymore a ‘Community Interaction’ event.

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