• 21 NOV 14

    Expect the usual procrustean approach with the WHO’s forthcoming RF Environmental Health Criteria (EHC) for electrosensitivity

    Excerpt

    In one of Dariusz Leszczynski’s latest blog postings (below) on the Wollongong ACEBR/ICNIRP/WHO meeting he identifies the group of ‘scientists’ who wrote the draft of the WHO’s EHC for telecommunications RF exposures. The EHC is an important document for the telecommunications and related industries as it will be used to under-right the safety of their technology for years to come. Very handy for the coming Internet of Things (IoT), a $19 trillion market which will massively increase human exposure to RF. What is coming from the EHC was seen in Rodney Croft’s presentation at Wollongong where he states the draft WHO EHC found “No evidence of health effects”. Croft even claimed, without irony, that the IARC RF review “found to evidence of health effects” even though it classified RF as “possibly cancinogenic”. What will the EHC say about electrosensitivity? Considering that one of the supposed experts helping to draft sections of the EHC is James Rubin, EHC will be downgraded to simply a psychosomatic condition unrelated to exposure. Andrew Marino’s evaluation of Rubin’s science is illustrative here, to quote:

    SNIP

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    • 18 NOV 14

    More on ICNIRP & Science and Wireless conference summaries

    Stop Smart Meters Australia’s vice president, Steven Weller, attended the recent International Commission on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) and Science and Wireless conferences in Wollongong as SSMA’s representative. He has provided a summary of discussions at these two workshops. It includes some of Steve’s own research and personal opinions. SNIP

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    • 17 NOV 14

    A must read posting from Dariusz Leszczynski on the recent, ICNIRP, ACEBR and ARPANSA all too obvious spin at Wollongong

    But first my comments: On October 8th I mentioned a forthcoming “Networking Evening/Public Forum” to be introduced by Rodney Croft, as head the Australian Centre for Electromagnetic Bioeffects Research (ACEBR) and the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (ihmri)

    I said in that blog, among other things, that the speakers are all well known proven stalwarts of ICNIRP orthodoxy: Rodney Croft, Eric van Rongen, Michael Repacholi and Emilie Deventer. All who have built their reputations steadfastly defending ICNIRP’s viewpoint. That is; the only ‘proven’ effects of RF exposure are thermal and anything else must be psychosomatic.

    Was I being unfair and premature in my estimation?

    Well, read on for Dariusz Leszczynski’s evaluation of the proceedings. Also see the nice picture of Rodney Croft presenting his slide denying everything, as usual……..

    SNIP

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    • 07 NOV 14

    Leszczynski lecturing in Australia: Program of the November 2014 visit

    From Dariusz Leszczynski

    During my forthcoming November 2014 visit to Australia I will have 4 lectures at various universities and two in other locations (see listing below). All of the lectures are freely available for general public. There might be some differences in content between the lectures. I will also participate, as listener, in two events at the Wollongong University, co-organized by ICNIRP, ACEBR and ARPANSA.

    The general theme of my lectures will be as follows:
    SNIP

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    • 06 NOV 14

    Baroness Susan Greenfield on IT’s impacts on children

    Notice from Chandra Easton

    This coming Monday, 10 November (in Australia) on the ABC Q&A program, presenter Tony Jones hosts a number of panelists. One in particular is internationally known neuroscientist, writer and broadcaster, Baroness Susan Greenfield.

    For a foretaste of what might be discussed on the Q&A program see one of her earlier talks here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ri4_CW9P41s&feature=youtu.be&t=10m6s&noredirect=1

    The first part of her presentation deals with how the brain develops and the second part about children and overuse of IT and its impact of their ability to learn and also diminishing interpersonal skills. Points in the presentation include:

    SNIP

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    • 02 NOV 14

    Seminar – Cell Phone Radiation, Health Hazard and Precaution – Professor Dariusz Leszczynski, Monash University, Nov 17

    From http://monash.edu/news/events/show/sphpm-seminar-cell-phone-radiation-health-hazard-and-precaut#.VFOItfWJ6qA.facebook

    Description:

    Professor Leszczynski is an internationally recognized expert in biological and health effects of radiation emitted by the wireless communication devices. Among others, in 2009 he testified in the US Senate hearing on cell phones and health, and in 2011 he was one of the 30 experts, invited by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, which classified cell phone radiation as a possibly carcinogenic to humans.

    We, the cell phone users, are seriously misled when buying a cell phone. We assume that this radiation-emitting product has been tested for human health safety before it was put on the market. We assume that cell phones are safe to use. However, this might be a wrong assumption.

    In three separate epidemiological case-control studies, adult participants used regular, off-the-shelf, cell phones. These cell phones were built to fulfil ICNIRP safety standards. However, avid use of such “safe” phones, for a period of over 10 years, led to an increased risk of developing brain cancer.

    This means that the current safety standards do not protect sufficiently users of cell phones. This situation of scientific uncertainty calls for an action – implementation of the Precautionary Principle.

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    • 29 OCT 14

    Dariusz Leszczynski and Mary Redmayne to speak in Melbourne, 17 November

    From Chandra Easton

    DIGITAL HEALTH
    Information evening on the safety of wireless devices

    Topics:

    HOW SAFE ARE MOBILE PHONES & WI-FI?
    SHOULD KIDS BE USING IPADS?
    WHAT ARE THE RISKS FOR PREGNANT WOMEN?
    HOW CAN I USE MY MOBILE PHONE AND WIRELESS DEVICES MORE SAFELY?

    Your chance to have your questions answered by internationally-recognised scientists
    GUEST SPEAKERS
    World-renowned scientist Prof. Dariusz Leszczynski, University of Helsinki, Finland, Editor in Chief: Frontiers in Radiation Health, former adviser to the World Health Organization (WHO), will speak on the inadequacy of current electromagnetic radio frequency (RF) standards in view of current scientific evidence.
    Dr Mary Redmayne, Monash University Research Fellow, Department of Epidemiology Centre for Population Health Research on Electromagnetic Energy, will speak on RF exposure at school and home: are our children safe?

    7pm – 8.30pm Monday 17th November

    Dolphin Room, Sandringham Hotel, Cnr Beach & Bay Road, Sandringham

    To reserve seats, please email bettykotevski@gmail.com or sms 0412 66 9976.
    Mobiles must be turned off on the night due to audience sensitivity to RF emissions.

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    • 08 OCT 14

    The same old names, the same old spin. Don’t expect anything new from this meeting

    I have just added a temporary pdf file to my website. This flyer is announcing a “Networking Evening/Public Forum” jointly organised by the Australian Centre for Electromagnetic Bioeffects Research and the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute. For the speakers we have well known proven stalwarts of ICNIRP orthodoxy: Rodney Croft, Eric van Rongen, Michael Repacholi and Emilie Deventer. All who have built their reputations steadfastly defending ICNIRP’s viewpoint. That is; the only ‘proven’ effects of RF exposure are thermal and anything else must be psychosomatic.

    Wouldn’t it be nice in a perfect world to also have presenters such as Dariusz Leszczynski or Lennart Hardell, just to name two, to liven up an otherwise predictably boring evening. But of course they follow a different understanding of what objective science should be all about.

    I hope at least the food and refreshments will be worthwhile……..
    SNIP

    Don

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    • 29 SEP 14

    ICNIRP Workshop to be held at Wollongong University

    Perhaps it is somewhat ironic that it was through the University of Wollongong where I wrote my 2010 PhD thesis; The Procrustean Approach: Setting exposure standards for telecommunications frequency electromagnetic radiation. Chapters 4 and 5 examined the limitations of ICNIRP’s blinkered understanding of the science. Now 4 years later we see the University hosting an ICNIRP conference where ICNIRP’s Procrustean Approach to all things RF will be regurgitated for the attendees. Expect nothing new except for some finely crafted PR spin to maintain the status quo.
    Don

    ICNIRP (International Commission on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection), ACEBR (Australian Centre for Electromagnetic Bioeffects Research) and ARPANSA (Australian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Agency) are jointly organizing the Workshop on Radiofrequency Field Health Effects & Standards, 11 November 2014. It is hosted by the University of Wollongong, Australia (Innovation Campus, Building 230, Level 2, Squires Way, Fairy Meadow, NSW 2519).

    The aim is to discuss the latest evidence of health consequences from exposure to radiofrequency (RF) fields, and their relationship to ICNIRP’s current updating of the HF guidelines.
    SNIP

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    • 17 SEP 14

    Dariusz Leszczynski’s talks in India (and see article at end)

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    Dariusz Leszczynski visiting India – days 1 & 2

    Posted on September 16, 2014

    The first three days of visit to India, New Delhi are over.

    On the first day, arrival day on Sunday, September 14th, 2014, walk through the Old Delhi reminded me how serious is the India’s problem of sitting of the cell towers and the cell antennas. It looks very haphazard and often the close proximity of antennas to apartments and balconies causes risky exposure situations….The general impression from these meetings is that officials are concerned with the health risks associated with exposures to cell phone, cell tower and wi-fi networks radiation and are receptive for suggestions how to resolve health concern issues to the satisfaction of both, users and providers.
    SNIP

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