• 09 APR 17

    Australia’s NH&MRC accused of bias and misleading the public

    In the below press release from the Australian Homœopathic Association, they make the allegation that the National Health and Medical Research Council (NH&MRC)has misled the public over the effectiveness of homeopathic medicine and has systematic conflicts of interest in its scientific evaluation. Well, if proven, that is nothing new. For example see Professor Martin Brian’s 1986 paper; Bias in awarding research grants, published in British Medical Journal…
    SNIP
    In the above light, perhaps the NH&MRC can be considered more of a “captured agency” firmly binded to government and industry policy, ignoring inconvenient evidence….

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    • 25 NOV 16

    CORPORATE TIES THAT BIND: An Examination of Corporate Manipulation and Vested Interest in Public Health

    This forthcoming book (February 2017) is timely reading as we are now seeing a well-orchestrated tactic by various industry front groups and their “fellow travelers” to create a false scientific consensus in an effort to kill-off controversial health and environmental issues which threaten various industries.

    SNIP

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    • 14 MAR 16

    A Brave New World: The Internet of Things (IoT)

    In Aldous Huxley’s classic 1931 SciFi novel Brave New World he envisions a dystopian society where human life has been almost entirely industrialized — controlled by a few people at the top of a World State. A future where human beings are socially conditioned (or programmed) according to the society’s strict caste system, an antiseptic and dehumanized society.

    And now consider another brave new world as envisioned by Google’s Eric Schmidt(1) and Jared Cohen (2) in The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business

    (1) executive chairman of Google
    (2) director of Google Ideas
    SNIP

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    • 04 FEB 16

    Science for Sale by David Lewis: recommended reading

    Following a similar vein as the last blog message,”Report from the Science and Wireless 2015 event in Australia” the 2014 book, Science For Sale by David Lewis PhD is relevant reading. The sub title is:

    How the US government uses powerful corporations and leading universities to support government policies, silence top scientists, jeopardize our health, and protect corporate profits.

    However the title would be just as accurate if it alternatively read: How powerful ‘US corporations use the government, etc’- considering the “revolving door” between corporate America and the government where govt. agencies are effectively given over to corporate control in exchange for large election donations. If it was in a 3rd World country it would be condemned as outright corruption. In the USA however, its just accepted as business as usual…

    From the book:

    The government hires scientists to support its policies; industry hires them to support its business; and universities hire them to bring in grants that are handed out to support government policies and industry practices. Organizations dealing with scientific integrity are designed only to weed out those who commit fraud behind the backs of the institutions where they work. The greatest threat of all is the purposeful corruption of the scientific enterprise by the institutions themselves. The science they create is often only an illusion, designed to deceive; and the scientists they destroy to protect that illusion are often our best…

    Review by Robert F. Kennedy Jr.:

    “David Lewis has been a beacon of integrity against the apocalyptical forces of ignorance and greed endeavoring to divert science from the noble pursuit of truth and pervert it into a tool that supports the most destructive policies of industry and government.”

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    • 19 JUL 14

    New book: An Electronic Silent Spring

    From the website, http://www.electronicsilentspring.com/

    An Electronic Silent Spring –

    Society has received profound benefits from electronics. We have developed and marketed electronic technologies [that emit electromagnetic radiation (EMR)] without recognition or regulation of its effects on human health or wildlife.

    Katie Singer’s book, An Electronic Silent Spring, and this website are dedicated to encouraging recognition that EMR can harm people and wildlife;
    to protective solutions for the public health and our ecosystem.

    While they operate, mobile phones, mobile phone chargers, iPads, cellular antennas, Wi-Fi, compact fluorescent lights, transformers and “smart” utility meters emit electromagnetic radiation (EMR) at frequencies and amplitudes that are not found in nature. An Electronic Silent Spring describes how wildlife and peoples’ health are affected.

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    • 22 JAN 13

    RADIATION PROTEOMICS: A new book edited by Dariusz Leszczynski

    A new book from Springer “RADIATION PROTEOMICS” Ed. D. Leszczynski, is scheduled for publication on Feb. 28, 2013.

    Briefly:
    Up to date review of proteomics studies examining radiation effects on cells and tissues
    Included both ionizing and non-ionizing radiation effects
    Review of low-dose ionizing radiation effects
    Review of therapeutic doses of ionizing radiation effects and search for biomarkers of response/damage
    Non-ionizing radiation chapters deal with ELF-EMF, RF-EMF and UV

    Proteomics is widely used in search of biomarkers, pharmacology, clinical research and toxicology. With the help of proteomics large amount of information about the physiology of living cells can be obtained in a single experiment. Combining this information with data from genomics and other high-throughput screening techniques like transcriptomics and metabolomics allows gaining new insights into physiology of life and diseases.

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    • 06 DEC 12

    A much needed children’s book: ‘Wireless-wise Kids’

    A message to this list from Lyn McLean, EMR Australia:

    I’m excited to let your readers know about my new children’s book ‘Wireless-wise Kids’ which shows young people how to use mobile phones, laptops and other wireless devices more safely. You’ll see information about it if you download the flyer here. Perhaps it would make a good Christmas present for a young person.

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    • 14 MAY 12

    “iDisorder: Understanding Our Obsession With Technology and Overcoming Its Hold on Us”

    Book review from the New York Times: When You Text Till You Drop BRYAN BURROUGH Published: May 12, 2012 I DON’T know about you, but I’ve always found the debate about what our mobile devices are doing to us — to our behaviors, our manners, our minds — at least as interesting as reports about

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