• 16 OCT 15

    Here we go again: Science and Wireless Spin 2015

    Playing to the well-worn retro tune of ‘thermoregulatory effects only’ the usual band of thermalists are hosting another so called Science and Wireless conference in Melbourne this year. And to top it all off we have the panel discussion chaired by none other than the eminent Professor Michael Repacholi. Expect the usual whirling dervish spin from this group. Why don’t they ever invite people such as Lennart Hardell to present? The answer to that is obvious.

    Oh! And as for the topic of electrosensitivity expect the answer to be that its all just a psychosomatic disorder by needlessly worrying people.

    Nothing new here….just more Procrustean bullshit.

    SNIP

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    • 21 SEP 15

    Professor Martin Pall’s research on non-thermal bio-effects

    From Peter Tomkinson

    Your readers should be aware of the research reported by Professor Martin L. Pall formerly of Washington State University? He has demonstrated that without temperature change, through the Voltage Gate Calcium Channel (VGCC) it is possible for electrical energy to alter the intracellular calcium levels with potentially devastating health effects.

    In particular this occurs across the plasma membrane and demonstrates clearly that electrical effects can and do activate Ca2+ meaning that chemical effects result directly from electrical stimulus. Ca2+ levels within cells apparently play a critical role in human health, plants too it seems (same mechanism although 2 instead of the 4 that humans have).

    Professor Pall noted that it has been known and accepted for more than 40 years that Pulsed Fields are more Bio-Active than non-pulsed and his study showed that pulsed electrical energy does affect cells in non-thermal conditions. So much for the fraudulent claims of regulators and the industry.

    ALL our WiFi, Cellphones, Cordless DECT telephones, Radio Baby monitors, Smart Meters and the like have a very real potential to do massive and possibly irreversible harm to biological entities such as humans.

    SNIP

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    • 14 SEP 15

    Aust. Conference: Wireless Devices: Risk, Regulation, Compliance and Liability

    This conference takes place at the University of New South Wales (Australia) on 14 October 2015. There is a good line up of speakers (below). Unfortunately I will not be able to attend but I highly recommend attending for those who can make it. With the rapid roll-out of WiFi, smart meters, NBN towers, The Internet of Things, etc., etc., based on suspect health science (Hi Dr. Karl), the legal implications are a potential “Pandora’s Box” for the industry and government. An event not to be missed!
    SNIP

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    • 12 SEP 15

    Conference: Wireless Technology and Public Health: Health and Environmental Hazards in a Wireless World

    Wireless Technology and Public Health: Health and Environmental Hazards in a Wireless World

    Saturday, October 10, 2015 | 9AM – 1PM
    Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts
    500 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041
    Sponsor: Santa Clara County Medical Alliance Foundation

    Are wireless devices making us ill?

    Join Dr. Joel Moskowitz, Director of the Center for Family and Community Health, U.C. Berkeley School of Public Health, and seven other experts to learn about the current scientific research regarding electromagnetic frequencies and their impact on biological systems. We will hear why 200 international scientists recently called for safer wireless radiation standards.

    Panelists will discuss links to autism, cancer, infertility, effects on wildlife,as well as best practices with cell phone safety and wi-fi precautions.
    SNIP

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    • 19 APR 15

    Dr. Christopher Portier, Fmr. Director of the US CDC, calls for invoking the Precautionary Principle for RF-EMF

    From Dariusz Leszczynski’s blog:

    Excerpt:

    Recently, the draft program of the forthcoming BioEM2015 was published. One of the most important opinions, presented in the program, is that on the Precautionary Principle by Dr. Christopher Portier.

    I fully agree with Chris’ opinion as presented in abstract of his forthcoming talk [bold red text by DL]:

    *****

    The Precautionary Principle Should be Invoked for RF-EMF

    Christopher Portier; Research Consultant, Thun, Switzerland

    Biographical sketch

    Dr. Portier is an expert in the design, analysis, and interpretation of environmental health data and has contributed to the development of national and international risk assessment guidelines. He has directed or contributed significantly to numerous scientific reviews including those for dioxins, aflatoxins, electromagnetic fields, diesel particle emissions and climate change. Dr. Portier has served on US NAS committees, has served on USEPA’s Science Advisory Board and USEPA’s Science Advisory Panel, and numerous other scientific committees. He has received numerous awards including the Spiegelman Award from the APHA and the Outstanding Practitioner of the Year Award from the International Society for Risk Analysis. Until 2013, Dr. Portier was the Director of the US National Center for Environmental Health and the US Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Prior to CDC, Dr. Portier was the NIEHS Associate Director and Associate Director of the National Toxicology Program and has over 250 scientific publications.
    SNIP

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    • 01 APR 15

    ICNIRP continues with its Procrustean Approach…keep it on thermal effects only and ignore the rest

    The charade continues….
    ICNIRP/WHO Workshop “A closer look at the thresholds of thermal damage”, 26-28 May 2015

    Scope: In view of updating the guidance on limiting exposure to high frequency (HF) fields, ICNIRP will review the current scientific knowledge on the thresholds of thermal damage. The current workshop will revisit the ICNIRP 1998 concept, namely that the health relevant increase of body core temperature is approximately 1° C and a whole-body exposure with an average SAR of 4 W/kg result in a core temperature increase of less than 1°C within 30 min. Details of this concept as well as thresholds for partial/local body exposures are subjects to review. SNIP

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    • 25 JAN 15

    Leszczynski will be keynote speaker in Switzerland

    Swiss association Gigaherz will celebrate the 15th anniversary of its existence. On this occasion Gigahertz is organizing Jubiläums-Generalversammlung taking place in Thalvil (near Zurich) on March 7, 2015. Dariusz Leszczynski will be the keynote speaker at this meeting with presentation discussing the validity of the currently available science on cell phone radiation and health, in […]
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    • 01 DEC 14

    Dariusz Leszczynski: presentations in Australia in November 2014

    From Dariusz Leszczynski:

    During my November 2014 visit to Australia I presented four lectures at various universities and two lectures in other locations:

    Nov. 10, 2014, 17:00 – 19:00, Castle Hill High School, Sydney, NSW
    Nov. 12, 2014, 12:30 – 14:00, Wollongong University, Wollongong, NSW
    Nov. 17, 2014, 15:00 – 16:00, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC
    Nov. 17, 2014, 19:00 – 20:30, Sandringham Hotel, Sandringham, VIC
    Nov. 18, 2014, 11:00 – 12:00, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, VIC
    Nov 21, 2014 (Friday), 12:00 – 13:00, New South Wales University, Sydney, NSW
    Lecture planned for Nov. 20, 2014, 13:00 – 14:00, Queensland University, Brisbane, did not take place due to the unexpected logistical problem

    There were some differences in content between the lectures. However, the general theme and conclusions were the same. Summary slides pertinent to all presentations can be viewed here: https://betweenrockandhardplace.wordpress.com/2014/11/30/dariusz-leszczynski-presentations-in-australia-in-november-2014/

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    • 26 NOV 14

    Presentations now online from the ICNIRP/ARPANSA/ACEBR Workshop (But where’s Croft’s?)

    Forwarded on by Mary Redmayne who attended the Wollongong meeting:

    Please find below the links to the pdf files of the presentations held at the ICNIRP/ARPANSA/ACEBR Workshop on RF Health Effects and Standards, Wollongong, Australia, 11 November 2014.

    Thank you again for your participation and contribution,

    Kind regards,
    Workshop Secretariat

    http://www.icnirp.org/cms/upload/presentations/rf/RFWshop_Larsson.pdf
    http://www.icnirp.org/cms/upload/presentations/rf/RFWshop_VanDeventer.pdf
    http://www.icnirp.org/cms/upload/presentations/rf/RFWshop_Feychting.pdf
    http://www.icnirp.org/cms/upload/presentations/rf/RFWshop_Sienkiewicz.pdf
    http://www.icnirp.org/cms/upload/presentations/rf/RFWshop_VanRongen.pdf
    http://www.icnirp.org/cms/upload/presentations/rf/RFWshop_Lin.pdf
    http://www.icnirp.org/cms/upload/presentations/rf/RFWshop_Anderson.pdf

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    • 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)

    Excerpt

    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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    • 09 AUG 14

    500 million citizens are relying on SCENIHR: Is Science Being Hidden from the Public?

    The European Commission in collaboration with the Greek Atomic Energy Commission (GAEC) under the auspices of the EU Council Greek Presidency organised a major workshop in Athens on EMF electromagnetic fields and health effects with a focus on public awareness, conciliating scientific findings and uncertainties in policy making. The event took place on 27th & 28 March 2014 at Cotsen Hall, Athens, Greece and included presenters from various parties from the European Commission, WHO, public authorities, industry, operators, environmental and consumer associations and academia. The goal of the conference was to reach a common approach for the future in order to respond to public concerns about electromagnetic fields, to enhance information dissemination and discuss new studies and scientific evidence in relation to EMF, and to identify knowledge gaps needed for sound policy making. In this context, the new SCENIHR draft opinion on EMF and potential health effects was presented.
    SNIP
    “As of March 28, 2014 representatives of the telecom industry, government officials, and WHO scientists absolutely, irrefutably have the latest science from Hardell and know that Hardell himself is calling for RF to be classified a Group 1 carcinogen. The clock has now started ticking on liability. No more excuses. SCENIHR, The industry, the EU Commission, and WHO are now fully informed.”
    SNIP

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