• 05 OCT 17

    New paper: RF exposure as a risk factor for cardiovascular disease

    With our ever increasing exposure to RF from new technology the authors of this paper raise a vital question. Is RF exposure an environmental risk factor for cardiovascular disease? Hopefully this paper will encourage research on the possibility – as we rush down the road to 5G and the Internet of Things with health considerations based solely on thermal effects.

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    • 19 SEP 17

    Update to: Mobile firms face lawsuits by PAUL KENDALL, Daily Mail

    I got taken in by this article, even though it is currently doing the rounds it is actually a 17 year old rehashed article and nothing has apparently this lawsuit never progressed.

    See Microwave News from Nov/Dec 2000: http://microwavenews.com/sites/default/files/sites/default/files/backissues/n-d00issue.pdf

    And from March/April 2002: http://microwavenews.com/sites/default/files/sites/default/files/backissues/m-a02issue.pdf

    I will therefore delete that previous message on the lawsuit. Call it Fake News!

    Don

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    • 09 SEP 17

    The Guardian: If you don’t have a mobile phone, tell us why

    Online survey from the Guardian

    As the world welcomes the latest iPhone this week, we want to hear from those who don’t have a mobile phone at all. Apple will launch the iPhone 8 on Tuesday. The new phone is set to be a radical change for the company as it celebrates the device’s 10th anniversary. While for some, this will be a day that they have eagerly awaited, others may be less enthused. And there may be a few who don’t have a smartphone or even a mobile altogether. Share your experiences. We want to hear from those who don’t use mobile phones, or keeps the use of them to a limited amount. Why have you decided to do this? How has it changed your life? Has it made it easier to sleep? Do you miss key events? Are you considering getting a smartphone ever? Share your views. SNIP

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    • 02 SEP 17

    NTP Cancer Study Now Due Early 2018 (Microwave News)

    From Louis Slesin, August 30, 2017

    Excerpt

    The National Toxicology Program (NTP) will release the “complete results” of its $25 million project on cell phone cancer risks early next year, according to a statement posted on its Web site yesterday.

    “The complete results from all the rats and mice studies will be available for peer review and public comment by early 2018,” the NTP states. The animals were exposed to GSM or CDMA radiation for two years before they were sacrificed and evaluated for signs of cancer.

    The NTP report had been expected by the end of this year.

    The final report has been highly anticipated since the spring of last year when the NTP announced that cell phone radiation increased the incidence of tumors in the brain and heart of male rats. At the time, the NTP posted some partial results from the rat experiments. No details of the mice studies have yet been made public. The early release followed a story on the findings in Microwave News… SNIP

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    • 18 AUG 17

    Cancer Expert Declares Cell Phone and Wireless Radiation as Carcinogenic to Humans

    Longtime World Health Organization advisor Anthony B. Miller M.D. updates opinion linking wireless exposures to cancer based on new scientific evidence.

    Teton Village, WY — (SBWIRE) — 08/16/2017 — An expert cancer researcher and advisor to the World Health Organization International Agency for Research on Cancer (WHO/IARC) has issued his scientific opinion that radiofrequency (RF) radiation from any source – such as the signals emitted by cell phones, other wireless and cordless and sensor devices, and wireless networks – fully meets criteria to be classified as a “Group 1 carcinogenic to humans” agent, based on scientific evidence associating RF exposure to cancer development and cancer promotion.

    “The evidence indicating wireless is carcinogenic has increased and can no longer be ignored,” stated Dr. Anthony B. Miller at a July 31, 2017 lecture in Jackson Hole, Wyoming sponsored by the Environmental Health Trust where international experts presented the best available science on cell phone and wireless radiation…SNIP

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    • 16 JUN 17

    Data Indicates Cell Phones Expose Consumers To Radiation Levels Higher Than Manufacturers Claim

    (Washington, DC) Under court order, the National Frequency Agency (ANFR) of France has just disclosed that most cell phones exceed government radiation limits when tested the way they are used, next to the body. Manufacturers are not required to test phones in shirt or pants pockets. French government tests on hundreds of cell phones reveal that in 2015, 9 out of 10 phones exceed the manufacturer’s reported radiation test levels when re-tested in positions where the phone is in contact with the body. The government had refused to disclose these test results until the court order. SNIP

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    • 12 JUN 17

    Tasmanian council rejects telco tower

    Media Release
    COUNCIL WITHDRAWS CONSENT FOR A PROPOSED TELECOMMUNICATIONS TOWER IN BLACKMANS BAY

    For immediate release 30 May, 2017
    Kingborough Council will not be giving consent to Optus Mobile Pty Ltd to lodge a development application for a proposed telecommunications tower at Sherburd Oval in Blackmans Bay, after seeking legal advice.

    SNIP

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    • 30 APR 17

    Cell Phones Exceed Canada’s Radiation Exposure Limits – CBC Investigation

    Excerpt

    As Commonly Used, Cell Phones Exceed Canada’s Radiation Exposure Limits – CBC Investigation
    Canadians Await Government Action As Cancer Connections Strengthen

    March 31, 2017

    For Immediate Release

    Ottawa – A CBC investigation revealed that cell phones exceed maximum permitted exposures during normal use, and expose Canadians to three to four times more radiofrequency energy than measured during testing per regulations. Since 81% of Canadians are unaware of fine print warnings in the phone or manual, they naturally hold cell phones against ears and carry phones in pockets. Few people distance wireless devices from the body by at least 5 to 20 mm for phones and 20+ cm for tablets.

    In response to CBC, the federal government alleges that phones are still “safe” when exposure standards are exceeded….SNIP

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    • 28 APR 17

    Important reading: Peer Review in the Raw (Microwave News)

    From Louis Slesin, Microwave News

    This story was 20 years in the making.

    If you want to know what it has been like to do research on the potential health effects of cell phone radiation, please read this story. I hope it will change the way you think about the peer review process and the power of entrenched interests to manipulate what gets published in the scientific literature –and, ultimately, shape public opinion.

    This story should also help you understand how EMF/EMR research has come to be falsely portrayed as junk science. SNIP

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    • 27 APR 17

    Acoustic Neuroma and Cell Phone Use

    From Joel Moskowitz

    Excerpt

    Acoustic Neuroma and Cell Phone Use

    The Associated Press recently reported that two courts in Italy, including the Italian Supreme Court, have awarded compensation to individuals who suffered from acoustic neuroma from heavy cell phone use.
    SNIP

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    • 26 APR 17

    Are the floodgates opening: Another Italian brain tumour court win

    From the not so smart AI Google Translator:

    CORRIERE DELLA SERA

    Damage to cell phone use: Another sentence in Florence

    [Explore the meaning of the term: Inail condemned to compensate a worker suffering from neurons: he used the phone for 2-3 hours a day for 10 years. Testimony speaks of “high probability between cell phone use and sickness”] Inail condemned to compensate a worker suffering from neurone: he used the phone for 2-3 hours a day for 10 years. Expertise speaks of “high probability between cell phone use and malignant disease” … SNIP

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    • 23 APR 17

    Italian court rules mobile phone use caused brain tumour

    The Guardian
    Excerpt
    An Italian court has ruled that excessive, work-related use of a mobile phone caused an executive to develop a benign brain tumour.

    In what could become a landmark ruling, the court in the northern town of Ivrea awarded the plaintiff a state-funded pension.

    The judgment, which was handed own on 11 April but only made public on Thursday, is subject to a possible appeal.

    Roberto Romeo, 57, had testified that his work duties obliged him to use his mobile for three to four hours of each working day for 15 years. SNIP

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    • 28 MAR 17

    Cellphones, wifi and cancer: Will Trump’s budget cuts zap vital ‘electrosmog’ research?

    From Paul Mobbs writing in The Ecologist

    27th March 2017

    Excerpt

    Just as long term research into the health impacts of the ‘electrosmog’ created by wifi and mobile phones is yielding its first results, it’s at risk of sudden termination from President Trump’s budget cuts, writes Paul Mobbs. But the cuts have little to do with saving money – and a lot to do with protecting corporate profit and economic growth from harsh truths, including evidence that electrosmog causes cancer in laboratory rats, and maybe humans too.

    Amidst concern over President Trump’s emasculation of the US Environmental Protection Agency, and cuts to the USA’s climate research, other ground-breaking areas of environmental research are being ignored.

    For well-over a decade, at a cost of $25 million, a US National Toxicology Program study has been assessing the links between the use of mobile phones and rare, though increasing forms of cancer….SNIP

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    • 28 MAR 17

    Frasier, Frasier and Hickman and cell phone litigation

    Excerpt

    The legal firm Frasier, Frasier and Hickman is seeking clients who claim that their illness is caused by cell phone use.

    There is a concern with rising cell phone use–safety–whether cell phone use is associated with cancer. The concern is especially pointed with regard to the rise in cell phone use by children. Children have thinner bone structures and a less stable system….

    For more than 60 years our firm has stood up for victims of all kinds of personal injuries and the families of wrongful death victims. Today we have dedicated a practice to focus on a helping a specific kind of victim – those who may have contracted cancer or any other health issues that may be linked to cell phone use.

    Our firm has developed a strong reputation for helping everyday people living with the consequences of another party’s negligence. Our goal is to fight for justice on their behalf and pursue the fullest appropriate compensation for the injuries of each client we take on.

    SNIP…

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    • 19 MAR 17

    Reykjavik Appeal on wireless technology in schools

    Abstract
    We, the signers, are concerned about our children’s health and development in schools with
    wireless technology for teaching.
    A vast amount of scientific studies have shown considerable medical risks with long-term exposure to Radiofrequency Radiation(RFR) from wireless devices and networks well below the recommended reference levels from the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection(ICNIRP).

    We ask the authorities to take their responsibility for our children’s future health and wellbeing.

    Read more…..SNIP

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    • 28 FEB 17

    Judge Rules California Must Release Papers Discussing Risk Of Cellphone Use

    BERKELEY (KPIX 5) — California could have to hand over some documents on cellphone use it tried to keep under wraps.

    On Friday, a Superior Court judge ruled the state must release papers discussing the possible risks of long-term cellphone use. The documents were written by the state’s Environmental Health Investigations branch and are believed to contain cellphone radiation warnings and recommendations for public use.But the state refused to hand them over when requested by a director at University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health. So Joel Moskowitz, Ph.D., sued the state under the California Public Records Act. SNIP

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    • 17 FEB 17

    Monash University study shows how close we like to keep our mobile phones (and Rodney Croft’s dismissive spin)

    Don’s comment:

    The the Herald Sun article below we see how “spin” can be used to discount the findings of a study. Ignoring the IARC findings and a host of other research. Rodney Croft gets the final say in the article with the disingenuous statement: “there was no scientific evidence showing a link between mobile phone use and cancers”.

    From the Herald Sun by Lucie van den Berg,
    February 16, 2017 12:00am

    Excerpt:

    MOBILE phones are our constant companions, but new research reveals how close we actually like to keep our prized possessions. The Monash University study into the storage habits of young women found 15 per cent of woman had even carried their smartphone tucked into their bra or sport’s top.In an online questionnaire, almost 200 Melbourne women aged 15-40 were asked about where they carried their phone and their perception of potential health risks…

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    • 02 FEB 17

    The incidence of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most virulent and deadly type of brain cancer, is going up in the U.K.

    From Louis Slesin, Microwave News

    Changing Mix of Brain Tumors in U.K.
    GBM Going Up, Other Malignant Glioma Going Down

    The incidence of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most virulent and deadly type of brain cancer, is going up in the U.K., while the incidence of other types of malignant brain tumors are declining, according to some newly published raw data.

    Take a look at the data plots in our latest post and then see if you still think brain tumor rates are steady and not changing, as many public health officials and the mainstream media would have us believe. SNIP

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    • 22 JAN 17

    Brain tumors are increasing in Denmark.

    From Mona Nilsson

    Brain tumors are increasing in Denmark.

    News release from Swedish Radiation Protection Foundation, January 20, 2017

    Never before have so many new patients been diagnosed with a brain tumor in Denmark as in year 2015. The number of people diagnosed with tumors of the central nervous system (CNS, including brain tumors) in Denmark has more than doubled since 1990 according to new statistics and the largest increase has been in the last 10 years until 2015. Among young people aged 0-39 years, tumors in the CNS are the type of cancer that has increased the most.

    According to the latest statistics from the Danish Cancer Registry that include new cancer cases diagnosed in 2015, an increasing number of people in Denmark are diagnosed with tumors of the central nervous system, CNS, including the brain, in recent years. The number of patients diagnosed per year with CNS tumors increased from the 827 in 1990 to 1807 in 2015…..SNIP

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    • 19 JAN 17

    Susan Foster on Conflict of Interest in the Berkeley’s “right to know”

    From the blog of Dariusz Leszczynski, Between a Rock and A Hard Place

    Excerpt

    This is the next in a series of the Guest Blogs on BRHP. The opinions expressed in it are of Susan Foster herself (photo). 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, is an attempt to start an open debate and free exchange of opinions on RF and health.

    WILL A JUDGE’S FAILURE TO RECUSE

    SILENCE BERKELEY’S “RIGHT TO KNOW”?

    The long battle over cell phone consumer labels, with a hidden twist of legal super heroes and questions about a Ninth Circuit Court judge’s failure to recuse herself.

    A battle over free speech in Berkeley, California has pitted the city of Berkeley against the mighty telecommunications trade group, CTIA – The Wireless Association. Berkeley stands on the First Amendment argument they have a right to inform consumers of certain precautions the FCC already requires in the back of cell phone user’s manuals. SNIP

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