• 21 MAY 17

    What’s New on the BioInitiative

    From Cindy Sage

    What’s New on the BioInitiative

    Announcing a Special Section of Child Development from © The Society for Research in Child Development, Inc.

    Contemporary Mobile Technology and Child and Adolescent Development, edited by Zheng Yan and Lennart Hardell, May 15, 2017

    Electromagnetic Fields, Pulsed Radiofrequency Radiation, and Epigenetics: How Wireless Technologies May Affect Childhood Development

    Cindy Sage and Ernesto Burgio

    Abstract… SNIP

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    • 27 JAN 17

    U.S. Congress moves to eliminate regulations that inhibit the roll-out of IoT technology

    The “Mobile Now Act” and “The DIGIT Act” have passed out of the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee and are headed to the full senate for a vote. They will probably be heard in the next week or two.

    Bill Info: These bills lay the foundation for the Internet of Things that will require a small cell tower transmitter every couple of homes emitting high frequency 24Ghz to 90Ghz which has never been tested for non-thermal biological effects [It is illegal in the land of democracy to oppose wireless technology for health or environmental reasons]. These transmitters will be put in public right of ways with NO ability to consider health and safety. The transmitters will be ugly, decrease property values, and expose occupants to potentially harmful microwave radiation so that your home appliances can communicate with one another which does not seem like a necessity and your privacy can be violated even more easily.

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    Mobile Now Act (a) Short Title.—This Act may be cited as the “Making Opportunities for Broadband Investment and Limiting Excessive and Needless Obstacles to Wireless Act” or the “MOBILE NOW Act”.

    S88 the DIGIT Bill “To ensure appropriate spectrum planning and interagency coordination to support the Internet of Things.” SNIP

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    • 21 MAY 16

    Cindy Sage, the Bioinitiative reports co-editor on smart phone virtual shopping

    From Cindy Sage. A letter sent to the New York Times:

    Dear New York Times people,

    I have received your gift of a Google Cardboard viewer thanking me for being a loyal subscriber to the Times.

    What a hilarious debacle in the name of ‘gifting’ and thanking your customers. I read and respect the NY Times, but this is a real mistake in judgment.

    What you didn’t tell me is that this is a distinct health hazard to the very loyal subscribers like myself whom you are trying to thank with this gift. This would not be approvable under any Institutional Review Board as a scientific experiment on humans, without informed consent from them for exposing them to a classified Possible Human Carcinogen (WHO IARC Group 2B). No IRB would or could approve it.

    Putting a cell phone at your forehead is ridiculously risky. Where are the health warnings?

    Please see www.bioinitiative.org or any of the other 1000 or so scientific studies
    on the risks of cell phone radiation.

    Thanks but no thanks. Looking for the quick demise of this ill-conceived customer relations program.

    Cindy Sage, MA
    Sage Associates
    Co-Editor, BioInitiative Reports

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    • 05 JAN 13

    BioInitiative 2012 Report Issues New Warnings on Wireless and EMF

    A new report by the BioInitiative Working Group 2012 says that evidence for risks to health has substantially increased since 2007 from electromagnetic fields and wireless technologies (radiofrequency radiation). The Report reviews over 1800 new scientific studies.Cell phone users, parents-to-be, young children and pregnant women are at particular risk.

    “There is a consistent pattern of increased risk for glioma (a malignant brain tumor) and acoustic neuroma with use of mobile and cordless phones” says Lennart Hardell, MD at Orebro University, Sweden. “Epidemiological evidence shows that radiofrequency should be classified as a human carcinogen. The existing FCC/IEE and ICNIRP public safety limits and reference levels are not adequate to protect public health.”

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    • 17 JAN 12

    A call for Biologically based exposure standard limits

    How Much Sense do Ecological/Medical Limit Values for Protecting Human Health from Environmental Harm Make? Originally published in Russian (2011) By Karl Hecht Berlin, Germany This paper was originally published in 2011 in the Russian Journal Vestnik by Dr. Hecht in order to encourage the members of the Russian section of the International Academy of

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    • 26 SEP 09

    #1132: The Porto Alegre Resolution

    From Elizabeth Kelley, ICEMS: Dear Colleagues and Interested Parties, On behalf of the sponsors and organizers of the “International Workshop on Non-Ionizing Radiation, Health and Environment” which took place on May 18 and 19, 2009, in Porto Alegre, Brazil, we announce the release of the Porto Alegre Resolution. It was initially dated September 15, 2009.

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    • 03 AUG 09

    #1108: Rewire.me eMagazine on the Bioinitiative report

    From Eileen O’Connor, Radiation Research Trust: The new Rewire.me eMagazine contains a new video on Page 10 under the BioInitiative Report “explaining the health effects of electromagnetic fields” by Dr. Martin Blank, PhD Associate Professor at Columbia University. Dr Martin Blank is one the Organising Committee Members of the Bioinitiative Report. His previous roles include

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    • 08 MAY 09

    #1056: FDA’s CDRH asks to consult with the Bioinitiative group

    While in Australia the telco industry dominated Australian Centre for Radiofrequency Bioeffects Research (ACRBR) continues to rubbish the Bioinitiative report (See: http://www.acrbr.org.au/) the U.S. FDA has requested From the CHEEMF list: The NY Times article below discusses how scientists concerned about FDA approval of some imaging devices over objections from the scientists reviewing them for

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    • 21 FEB 09

    #1023: Congressional committee questions adequacy of RF exposure limits

    The following is the text of a letter sent to Kevin Martin, Chairman of the FCC by the Congressional Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. It raises a number of important issues such as the safety of new wireless devices and the adequacy of the RF standards. It also backs up the recommendations of the

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    • 15 DEC 08

    #1004: Surgical Neurology: Cell phones more dangerous than cigarettes!

    From Mast Sanity: http://www.surgicalneurology-online.com/article/S0090-3019(08)00646-0/fullte xt Surgical Neurology An international journal of surgery and neuroscience Volume 70, Issue 5, Pages 445-446 (November 2008) Cell phones more dangerous than cigarettes! Ron Pawl, MD ron.pawl@hawaiiantel.net In March of this year, Dr Vini G. Khurana, an Australian Neurosurgeon, made news headlines declaring that, based on his research of the

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