• 26 MAY 16

    Cell Phone Radiation Boosts Cancer Rates in Animals

    From Microwave News

    U.S. Government Expected To Advise Public of Tumor Risk
    The cell phone cancer controversy will never be the same again.

    The U.S. National Toxicology Program (NTP) is expected to issue a public announcement that cell phone radiation presents a cancer risk for humans. The move comes soon after its recently completed study showed statistically significant increases in cancer among rats that had been exposed to GSM or CDMA signals for two-years.

    Discussions are currently underway among federal agencies on how to inform the public about the new findings. NTP senior managers believe that these results should be released as soon as possible because just about everyone is exposed to wireless radiation all the time and therefore everyone is potentially at risk.
    To read our exclusive story, click here.

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    • 22 MAY 16

    Stop Untested Microwave Radiation of Children’s Brains and Eyes EHT Scientists Urge Google

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    From the Environmental Health Trust

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    Scientific imaging shows how children absorb radiation from Smartphones in Virtual reality cardboard positions.

    Environmental Health Trust (EHT) scientists are calling on Google to stop the spread into schools of wireless virtual reality system Global Expeditions Pioneer Program where middle-school children hold a cell phone encased in a cardboard box in front of their eyes to take virtual expeditions to Mars, the moon, and other special places.

    “Two-way microwave radiation transceivers, in the form of Smartphones, should not be used directly in front of children’s eyes and brains,” cautions University of Utah Distinguished Prof. Om Gandhi, who is one of the original developers of testing to evaluate wireless radiation from cellphones and is a Senior Advisor to EHT.

    Prof. Gandhi added, “We have never tested microwave radiating devices directly in front of the young developing eye. The absence of proof of harm at this point does not mean that we have evidence of safety.”
    SNIP

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    • 21 MAY 16

    Cindy Sage, the Bioinitiative reports co-editor on smart phone virtual shopping

    From Cindy Sage. A letter sent to the New York Times:

    Dear New York Times people,

    I have received your gift of a Google Cardboard viewer thanking me for being a loyal subscriber to the Times.

    What a hilarious debacle in the name of ‘gifting’ and thanking your customers. I read and respect the NY Times, but this is a real mistake in judgment.

    What you didn’t tell me is that this is a distinct health hazard to the very loyal subscribers like myself whom you are trying to thank with this gift. This would not be approvable under any Institutional Review Board as a scientific experiment on humans, without informed consent from them for exposing them to a classified Possible Human Carcinogen (WHO IARC Group 2B). No IRB would or could approve it.

    Putting a cell phone at your forehead is ridiculously risky. Where are the health warnings?

    Please see www.bioinitiative.org or any of the other 1000 or so scientific studies
    on the risks of cell phone radiation.

    Thanks but no thanks. Looking for the quick demise of this ill-conceived customer relations program.

    Cindy Sage, MA
    Sage Associates
    Co-Editor, BioInitiative Reports

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    • 20 MAY 16

    Ebay / Myer’s new virtual reality shopping store ignores possible eye damage to the user

    In a world’s first partnership between Ebay and Myer’s department store a virtual reality shopping mall now allows the user to access to thousands of items simply by downloading the eBay Virtual Reality Department Store app on their smart phone. What is also required is a foldout smart phone holder headset (called SHOPTICALS) for your phone which allows you to place the phone immediately in front of your eyes and start shopping.

    As clearly seen, this places the smart phone about 2 inches from the user’s eyes, which will be exposing the eyes to the phone’s light and microwave emissions when using the headset. This should be of concern to both Ebay and Myer, not only because it might harm their customers but also because of the existing evidence (below) that their technology poses a possible risk of eye damage to the user. If this turns out to be the case it exposes these corporations to a class-action litigation risk.

    It is a disgrace that so many of the myriad of new devices being marketed are developed and sold without the slightest consideration of possible long term harm other than thermal (see last message).

    Read on…..

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    • 14 MAY 16

    Joel Moskowitz comments in Medscape on Simon Chapman’s study.

    Joel’s comments: This study seems designed to serve as propaganda for the public debate about whether cell phone radiation is a cancer risk factor. The study’s lead author, Simon Chapman, published an opinion piece online (see below) in which he accused Devra Davis of being an “alarmist” for her position in this debate.

    Yesterday, Medscape, a website that “offers specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals the Web’s most robust and integrated medical information and educational tools,” published a story about the study. The article cited Simon Chapman and John Boice, Jr. who supported the study’s conclusions, and Lennart Hardell who raised concerns. Since I have concerns about the study and do not believe the Medscape article was balanced, I sent Medscape my comments. See the Medscape article which appears below along with my comments in red. SNIP

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    • 10 MAY 16

    Dariusz Leszczynski on Simon Chapman’s mobile phone ‘all-clear study.

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    From Dariusz Leszczynski’s blog Between A Rock and A Hard Place.

    May 10, 2016
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    Professor Simon Chapman responds…
    Gallery
    Posted on May 10, 2016

    Recent epidemiological study from Australia, on cell phones and brain cancer, made headline news: Chapman S, Azizi L, Luo Q, Sitas F. Has the incidence of brain cancer risen in Australia since the introduction of mobile phones 29 years ago? Cancer Epidemiology, 2016 May 4.

    Reason for this global interest is simple, the authors claim to have proven that cell phones do not cause brain cancer and the issue should be put to rest. The study analyzed the 29 year history of cell phone use in Australia and compared it with the numbers of brain cancer reported to cancer registry.

    However, I think the authors greatly overstated significance of their results leading to misinformation of the readers and the general public at large. SNIP

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    • 08 MAY 16

    Commentaries: Prof Simon Chapman finds no link between mobile phone use and brain cancer. Good epidemiology or spin?

    This post is about Simon Chapman’s recent epidemiological study which did not find any link between mobile phone use and the incidence of brain cancer. Also are comments on this study by Lloyd Morgan and Katherine Smith.

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    • 28 FEB 16

    44 Reasons To Believe Cell Phones Can Cause Cancer

    From Global Research
    By Lloyd Burrell
    Global Research, February 27, 2016

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    Cell phones emit microwave radio-frequency radiation. Fact.

    This radiation has the ability to penetrate our bodies. Fact.

    Our governments do virtually nothing to protect us from these dangers. Fact.

    And yet there is strong evidence, multiple peer reviewed studies, to indicate that cell phones cause cancer and other diseases.

    Take a look for yourself at these facts.
    SNIP

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    • 25 FEB 16

    Change.org petition to reduce microwave radiation limits by 100

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    Request from Ben Nowland

    ABC Catalyst the other night was a reasonably balanced report. My book went to the presenter so pleased to have influenced that investigation.

    As you know any change takes a lot of energy. There are no material gains for me (I do not recommend any products/gimmicks). Rather I seek big picture societal/regulatory transformation. Hence the change.org petition to bring us in line with some other countries seeking to mitigate adverse health effects on their citizens. I’d love it if you could share the petition with enthusiasm to your readers. People forget how crucial their voice is in transforming to a healthier society. It won’t ‘cure’ everyone with electro-sensitivity however is an achievable first step and puts regulatory bodies on notice. If we don’t put brakes on now levels will be SERIOUSLY high once 5G is introduced in 2020 to overlay existing 3G and 4G. Now is the time – sNIP

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    • 17 FEB 16

    The AusSMC’s expert advice on the Catalyst program, Wi-fried.

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    Now that the Catalyst program has aired, there is a media frenzy attacking the program with a number of experts canning the whole program and even calling for it to be pulled off the Internet althogether. It is illustrative to go to the source of much of this criticism: The Australian Science Media Centre (AusSMC), who states on their website:

    The Australian Science Media Centre (AusSMC)is an independent not-for-profit service for the news media, giving journalists direct access to evidence based science and expertise. We aim to increase the quality and accuracy of science reporting in the media, and hence the public understanding of science.

    So, AusSMC provides journalists with expert scientists advice on a wide range of issues on their simex website. When it comes to anything to do with Cell phones, wi-fi etc. the experts are primarily from ACEBR and ARPANSA.

    The BIG question however, what is the selection process for experts at AusSMC? The history of the AusSMC is an interesting story to be explored shortly…..
    SNIP

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