• 06 SEP 22

    Expert critique on the “Psychology Today” article “Tin Foil Hats: Tired Trope or Sign of the Times”

    Letter from Kent Chamberlin PhD, Professor & Chair Emeritus, to Kaja Perina, Editor-in-Chief, Psychology Today

    Excerpt

    I am writing to provide comment on an article that was recently published in your magazine entitled “Tin Foil Hats: Tired Trope or Sign of the Times?” by Joe Pierre. I am providing my comments as a representative of a state commission that was tasked with exploring the health and environmental effects of wireless radiation, and not as a single individual. Because the findings of that commission form the basis for my comments, I will provide a brief overview of the commission here. The commission I served on was convened through bipartisan legislation (House Bill 522, 2019) that was passed by both houses of the New Hampshire legislature and signed by the Governor. The intention of the legislation was to bring together unbiased experts in fields relating to non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation to address questions and concerns about the ever-growing number of radiofrequency radiation sources. Citizens and legislators were looking for answers as to why the telecommunications industry was claiming that wireless communications radiation posed no harm at all, while a clear majority of scientists identified significant harm from exposure. SNIP

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    • 19 JAN 22

    Microwave News: Grimes RF-Cancer Review Must Be Retracted

    Excerpt;
    Dear Dr. Fontanarosa, Editor-in-Chief the Journal of the American Medical Association and the JAMA Network

    As you are already keenly aware, on December 9th, JAMA Oncology, part of the AMA family of journals, published what purports to be a review of radiofrequency (RF) radiation and cancer by David Robert Grimes.

    Grimes’s paper is rife with distortions and omissions. It is a disservice to the AMA and to all those who care about public health. I urge you, as the current editor-in-chief of all AMA journals, to retract this paper.

    Here are four reasons why you should set the record straight as soon as possible:

    Grimes gets the science wrong.
    Grimes is not qualified to write the review.
    Grimes’s affiliation with Oxford University is tenuous, at best.
    Grimes misreports his statements on behalf of the telecom industry in the published conflict of interest (CoI) disclosure.

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    • 15 JAN 22

    Julian Cribb : It’s the end of politics as we know it

    Excerpt: Politicians are increasingly grappling with phenomena beyond their limited expertise – if they’re paying attention at all.
    Paralysis. Atrophy. Inertia. Perplexity. These terms describe the state of mind of governments around the world, grappling with an existential crisis they do not understand and whose course they appear impotent to change.

    None of the usual levers work, push them or pull them how you will. You can’t halt wildfires by printing money, settle COVID with tax breaks, subsidise the sea so it stops rising, or battle global overheating with armies. The whole political juggernaut, lovingly hammered, screwed and bolted together by politicians and economists over nearly two centuries, is at last seen for what it is: a fantastic, rust-bucket contraption of whistles and wheels that no longer works, if indeed it ever did.

    The science has been in for some time. Modern industrial civilisation is headed for collapse under the onset of 10 catastrophic threats which, singly, severally and collectively, traditional national politics now seems powerless to resolve. It doesn’t help that the world has recently chosen many political leaders – both democratic and autocratic – without the intelligence, learning or ability to understand what is happening. But don’t they look good on TV? SNIP

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    • 11 JAN 22

    Abandoning Inconvenient Science How RF Research on the Blood-Brain Barrier Was Shut Down

    Excerpt

    From Louis Slesin, editor of Microwave News:

    I  often write about why microwave health research rarely moves forward and nothing much ever gets resolved. Today, I offer yet another example.

    When I first started following the field in the late 1970s, everyone was talking about the apparent ability of microwaves to cause substances to leak through the blood-brain barrier, first demonstrated by Allan Frey. Today, 50 years later, the issue remains unsettled.

    The cover-up started back in the 1970s, resumed in the 2000s, and continues today. All the usual suspects played a role: the U.S. military, the telecoms and, of course, ICNIRP…..SNIP

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    • 22 MAR 21

    More on ARPANSA’s misinformation

    From Dariusz Leszczynski’s blog Between a Rock and a hard Place
    ARPANSA’s misinformation – Guest blog by Victor Leach of ORSAA

    Excerpt:

    Below is the next in a series of Guest Blogs on BRHP. The opinions expressed in this Guest Blog are of Victor Leach of ORSAA himself. Publication of these opinions in BRHP does not imply that BRHP automatically agrees with or endorses these opinions. Publication of this, and other guest blogs, facilitates an open debate and free exchange of opinions on wireless technology and health. On March 17, 2021, ARPANSA heralded the publication of “World-first reviews into 5G radio waves”. ARPANSA was mistaken, as I commented in my blog.

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    Guest Blog on ARPANSA’s unfounded claims

    by Victor Leach of ORSAA

    What can I say about these two latest papers that are the work of Dr Ken Karipidis (ARPANSA) and Prof. Andrew Wood from Swinburne University? I too am a product of education at Swinburne Technical College Junior school where my love of science began  and I also once worked for ARPANSA when it was called the Australian Radiation Laboratory.  However, my understanding of the science of radiation protection and the setting of health standards are quite different…SNIP

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    • 31 OCT 20

    Multerland on ICNIRP’s new chairman, Rodney Croft

    I just read several recent posts by the blog site Multerland which is described as an educational blog about the hidden dangers of wireless, cell phone radiation and 5G, care for the earth, nature, natural health, spirituality, psychology, deep ecology, and wholism. One posting of particular interest examined the appointment of Rodney Croft as ICNIRP’s new chairman. And there’s more postings of relevance!

    Excerpt: ICNIRP’s new chair: Rodney James Croft Posted on July 10, 2020 by Multerland In May 2020

    Rodney J. Croft has become the chairman of ICNIRP, the world’s most powerful EMF safety guidelines decision maker. Too few people understand the impact of ICNIRP on their health, the essential role of ICNIRP in the difficulties to Stop 5G, to criticize wireless radiation. “An observation one could make based on what has been discussed above, is that ICNIRP is simultaneously one of the most powerful and one of the least-known non-governmental organisations (NGO’s) in the world. Powerful, because for almost three decades, ICNIRP has enjoyed a monopoly in the regulation of exposure to EMFs through their guidelines thanks to the stamp of approval of the WHO. For the past 30 years, and currently, this advice and these guidelines, are to a large extent followed by governments all over the world. In every annual report, by any major telecom company, you will find references to ICNIRP in any discussion or statement on the safety of their mobile phones. ICNIRP garners huge influence worldwide, functioning on a modest yearly budget of around 140.000 euro, and yet ICNIRP is largely unknown by the general public.” Source: Klaus Buchner and Michèle Rivas (European Parliament) …SNIP

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    • 04 JUN 20

    Beware of “False Flag” anti-5G demonstrations

    The term “False Flag” is defined as a covert operation designed to deceive; the deception creates the appearance of a particular party, group, or nation being responsible for some activity, disguising the actual source of responsibility. After looking at a recent (May 10) demonstration against vaccinations/ COVID -19 restrictions/ and 5G conspiracies, etc., which took place in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Hobart (see media reporting below), I’m wondering just who these supposed demonstrators were and who organised the coordinated events?

    Rag tag hastily written signs with the usual mixture of radical looking protesters. A real win for the telco industry as it effectively gives the general public the impression that concerns over 5G are in the looney bin, not to be taken seriously.

    Now, if I were working for whatever professional PR firm has been tasked by the federal government to spend that $ 9 million budget to convince the Australian public that 5G is safe, this is exactly what I would do: SNIP

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    • 28 FEB 20

    Evidence based science or prostitution?

    By RafaÅ‚ Górski , Poland Posted on February 27, 2020 by Multerland Original post published by: Instytut Spraw Obywatelskich ”“ Institute of Civil Affairs Title: Nauka oparta na dowodach czy na prostytucji? About scientific prostitution, the impact of corporations on scientific research and how the dismantling of the environmental and human protection system in Poland

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    • 27 FEB 20

    Einar Flydal on ICNIRP’s “acceptable science”

    Excerpt:
    A few weeks ago, the president of Switzerland and her counsel received a serious letter. The authors were a number of the world’s foremost scientists in the field of radiation protection and health.The researchers warned that Martin Röösli, the man who chairs the BERENIS committee, a committee responsible for providing the Swiss government with advice on radiation protection guidelines, should be scrutinized for impropriety –or to put it more bluntly –for scientific fraud.About time, was my initial reaction. Then, I began to ponder: Is Martin Röösli an outright fraudster? Or are his mis-characterisations of the science the result of the application of unreasonable scientific criteria in his search for truth? It seemed to be an interesting topic worthy of reflection.Either way, the consequences are substantial, not just for Switzerland, but also for the Nordic countries and Japan, as Röösli is a member of radiation protection committees of those countries as well. These committees establish what is to be considered “accepted science” –and thereby also establish the misconceptions on which the radiation protection and health care agencies, as well as politicians, act.

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    • 19 FEB 20

    Book Review: The Triumph of Doubt Exposes the Disinformation Playbook in Action

    Excerpt: What do tobacco, silica, diesel, teflon, asbestos, lead, PFAS, sugar, talc, alcohol, opiods, climate change, and even football head injuries have in common? Aside from their inherent dangers and significant public health and environmental impacts? Aside from the rigor of the scientific evidence about these impacts? And aside from powerful industries whose profits derive from their use? The answer: They are examples in a well-honed industry public relations playbook based on deception and used to manufacture doubt and uncertainty about the dangers of these products. The playbook’s goal? Confuse the public, stymie any governmental action to protect the public from harm, and protect producer profits for as long as possible…SNIP

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    • 17 FEB 20

    The Australian 5G inquiry and Whirling Dervishes…

    Excerpt: At the International conference, Mobile Communications and Health: Medical, Biological and Social Problems, held in Moscow in 2004, The then ICNIRP chairman Paulo Vecchia stated the following in relation to ICNIRP’s so called precautionary principle approach: “ICNIRP only considers acute effects in its precautionary principle approach. Consideration of long-term effects is not possible. Precautionary actions to address public concerns may increase rather than mitigate worries and fears of the public. This constitutes a health detriment and should be prevented as other adverse effects of EME.”…SNIP

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    • 17 DEC 19

    The Australian government’s $9 Million 5G disinformation spin campaign begins

    It had to happen after all those anti-5G community protests. After comments from various industry groups to the recent government’s 5G inquiry over industry concerns about community opposition interfering with the rollout of 5G technology, the government has taken up their concerns. The Morrison government’s solution is a $9 million public relations misinformation campaign designed to convince the Australian public that 5G is safe after all – so that they can”feel empowered” and take up the technology and become happy consumers of all the wonders that 5G promises. It has been estimated 5G and the associated Internet of Things (IoT) and autonomous vehicles represents a $17 trillion windfall to the various industries pushing for 5G. Never mind the concerns over huge uncertainties and possible hazards, such as expressed by Dariusz Leszczynski and many others, its really just all about the money and to hell with pubic health. So here comes the government’s smoke & mirror circus assisted by the clowns at ARPANSA. and ACEBR. NOTE: For an interesting aside see the link on Prime Minister Scott Morrison and how his bizarre religious beliefs influence his politics.. .read on.

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    • 19 NOV 19

    Lies, Damn Lies and the Australian 5G inquiry

    Following on from the last message on the Australian 5G inquiry here are some submission quotes which clearly illustrate a willful maintenance of a state of scientific ignorance and outright lies, based on Procrustean Approach principles. The first is from  ACEBR and then from Vodafone. SNIP….

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    • 23 JUL 19

    Fake news on 5G from New York Times Science Desk (two articles)

    1) A Fact-Free Hit on a 5G Critic Fabricating History on the New York Times Science Desk
    From Louis Slesin, Microwave News
    Excerpt: Last Tuesday, the New York Times devoted most of the front page of its science section to Bill Broad’s latest attack on those who challenge the dogma that wireless radiation is absolutely safe.“The 5G Health Hazard That Isn’t” is the catchy headline of the Web version of his article. It’s followed by “How one scientist and his inaccurate chart led to unwarranted fears of wireless technology.”There’s a major problem with Broad’s reporting. The key facts are wrong.Please take a look at the critique that I just posted on the Microwave News website.

    2) The Miseducation of America on 5G: The New York Times Gets It Spectacularly Wrong
    Devra Davis, the Environmental Health Trust
    Excerpt: When William J. Broad, a Pulitzer-Prize winning New York Times science writer, strangely mangles information on the dangers of 5G, this plays right into the hands of those determined to advance this never-tested technology without serious examination of its long-term impact on human health and the environment.The recent headline of the NYTimes trumpeted 5G as the “health hazard that isn’t.” Not so fast. A close examination of claims in that article indicates that it is time for a reset on the march to the latest wireless technology as the consequences could not be more monumental…..SNIP

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    • 05 JUL 19

    Dr Karl – Misleading and Wrong Information and a much deeper problem in the selection of experts.

    News release from the Oceania Radiofrequency Scientific Advisory Association (ORSAA)
    Excerpt: 4/7/2019​We have seen lots of “Fake News” from various media and online sources over the last few years. Now the Australian trusted public radio station the ABC has created “Fake Information”.  Dr Karl, the ABCs trusted science communicator, has made several recent pronouncements on ABC radio station JJJ. He has claimed that concerns that are being raised about an untested 5G rollout are ‘hysteria’.  Dr Karl’s talks begin with a clear and correct explanation of the EMF spectrum, but then goes on to make incorrect and misleading statements. He declares that only the very high non-ionising frequencies can cause cancer. This statement has been falsified by the recent NTP study.One of our members, Dr Richard Cullen, who has a PhD in electrical engineering, with many years of experience in IT has evaluated Dr Karl’s recent pronouncements.  We have edited transcripts below. ..SNIP

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    • 13 MAY 19

    Is the 5G health effects issue just a sneaky Russian plot to damage America’s 5G rollout? The New York Times thinks so.

    That’s right folks, according to a New York Times article written by American science journalist, William Broad “Your 5G Phone Won’t Hurt You. But Russia Wants You to Think Otherwise”. Now, in Australia, 5G community concerns  are trying to be dismissed by the promoters of the technology as just a result of media misinformation and needless worry, but in the the U.S., William Broad brings in the Russians, suggesting that any evidence on possible adverse effects from 5G technology is coming from Russia Today America (RT America), a global television news network based in Moscow, Russia and funded by the Russian government. It is no surprise that the Russian Government, using its propaganda arm, RT America, would like to spread fear amongst the American public and perhaps delay the rollout of 5G in the US. That’s what they are paid to do. HOWEVER for William Broad to then dismiss all evidence of 5G hazards as just Russian propaganda shows his own bias in scientific (mis)understanding of the issue. Understandable if he was a science advisor for President Trump but not for a science journalist writing for the prestigious New York Times. Read on….

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    • 08 MAY 19

    Proposed Advisors for Japan and Korea’s planned NTP Replication study

    So, scientists from Japan and South Korea plan on doing a partial replication study of the NTP study which found exposure to radiofrequency radiation in male rats resulted in tumors in tissues surrounding nerves in the hearts. Unfortunately it seems they may fall for the old Procrustean Approach  spin in the choice of potential expert advisors for the study. Even ancient Michael Repacholi is being wheeled out of his cryogenic chamber for his sage like words of wisdom. The one name missing from the list of potential expert advisors is that of Rodney Croft who would have been useful by claiming that the adverse effects found in the NTP rats was the solely the result of a nocebo effect…Louis Slesin (Microwave News) and Dariusz Leszczynski have written excellent articles on the proposed study. SNIP

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    • 27 MAR 19

    A historical revisit to ACEBR’s very questionable provocation testing

    Excerpt: In 2013 CSIRO scientist Dr. David McDonald won a COMCARE compensation case for crippling headaches, nausea and dizziness caused by using Wi-Fi and computers at work. Dr McDonald, was a mathematician who worked as a principal research scientist at the CSIRO for 15 years. He moved to the Victorian countryside to avoid electromagnetic radiation but later died from cancer. In 2011, as part of the case McDonald was asked to undergo a provocation study being designed for use in Australia by ACEBR (called ACRBR at the time) McDonald asked to see the testing protocol and it was provided under a request for confidentially. McDonald’s analysis makes for interesting reading indeed but his conclusions are telling and illustrate the dismal state of EHS research in Australia. To quote: …SNIP

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    • 25 MAR 19

    Emeritus Professor Martin Pall slams ARPANSA response

    From Stop Smart Meters Australia:

    Excerpt: The Minister for Health (The Hon Greg Hunt MP) and the Minister for Environment (The Hon Melissa Price MP) referred a letter from a member of Stop 5G Perth and Australia wide to the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA) for a response. The letter sought information about the role of ARPANSA and the health impacts of millimetre wave (5G) technology.

    ARPANSA replied in its usual vein, downplaying any possible cause for alarm.

    Martin Pall PhD, Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences, Washington State University, was asked by Stop 5G Perth and Australia wide to respond to ARPANSA’s (unsigned) letter.

    Professor Martin Pall’s 28-page forensic analysis of ARPANSA’s letter, which includes reference to his own document on the risks of 5G and other EMF, is a chilling indictment of the competence, professionalism and independence of ARPANSA. ARPANSA is the organisation that supposedly monitors and identifies radiation risks to Australians!..SNIP

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    • 08 MAR 19

    Now ICNIRP/ACEBR researchers looks at NIR for cosmetic purposes!

    Wouldn’t it be nice if the folks at ICNIRP and ACEBR decided to research the following for example:

    * The biological effects of 5G millimeter waves for both humans and insects

    * Effects on sleep quality from close exposure to smart meter transmissions.

    But no, why risk finding inconvenient truths which could pose a risk to the virtual global rollout of 5G, the smart grid and the internet of things, when you can safely spend time drafting a statement on the “Intended human exposure to NIR for cosmetic purposes”.

    No matter how you word it, it still smells like bullshit…. SNIP

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