• 23 NOV 17

    BioInitiative Report: Medical concerns intensify over deadly brain tumors from cell phone use

    Posted at www.bioinitiative.org

    BioInitiative Report: Medical concerns intensify over deadly brain tumors from cell phone use / Orebro University Hospital, Orebro, Sweden/November 17, 2017

    A new update from the the BioInitiative Working Group 2017 shows the evidence has strengthened for brain cancers related to wireless phone use. The Group has released an update analyzing scientific results of case-control studies published between 2010 and 2017 on cancers of the brain.

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    • 08 NOV 17

    EHS [provocation] research is scientifically worthless for two reasons…

    Dariusz Leszczynski has written an interesting article on his blog which examines the limitations of EHS provocation studies and it is well worth a read. Follow the money to see where the push for the nocebo effect as the sole cause for EHS is coming from. Perhaps understandable if you consider the trillions of dollars at stake if a replicable biological link was ever established between EHS and telecommunications technologies. In the Australian context, Telstra and the folks at ACEBR know this risk all too well… A Pandora’s Box that must be kept tightly closed at all cost.

    Excerpt:

    On October 14th, 2017, Finnish newspaper ‘Helsingin sanomat’, in its science pages, has published a story on the electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS), with a lengthy title: “Nocebo effect explains why some people get symptoms from electromagnetic fields or wind power: in experimenting, mere worry of side effects, caused the volunteers to get symptoms” …In short, the article in the ‘Helsingin sanomat’ made readers to understand that EHS is just a “delusion”…Snip

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    • 08 NOV 17

    The Sad State of Affairs with EHS Research in Australia

    On June 23, 2017 a public meeting was held at the Wamuran sports complex hall in Queensland as a result of community concerns over possible health impacts of a proposed NBN transmission tower to be built in the area. Approximately 45 local residents were present. Speaking in favour of the tower were about 7 representatives from NBN, Ericsson and Aurecon.

    Speaking on the possible health issues was Dr. Vitas Anderson, Honorary Principal Fellow with the University of Wollongong and an associate investigator at the Australian Centre for Electromagnetic Bioeffects Research (ACEBR). Anderson is also an investigator in ACEBR’s current provocation study (1). At the meeting Dr. Anderson essentially gave the apparent scientific viewpoint of ACEBR over the controversial condition of Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS) alleged to be a result of exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) from radiofrequency/ microwave emissions as well as power frequency fields.

    According to interviews with a number of people who attended the meeting Dr. Anderson told the audience that his research, which he has been doing for more than 20 years, showed that there was no disease or condition known as EHS but that any ill-effects were the results of the Nocebo effect. He went on to explain that many people he examined/tested genuinely believed they were EHS sensitive but they were not…. SNIP

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    • 03 NOV 17

    POTENTIAL 5G CELL TOWER CONSTRUCTION IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY

    (From Ronald N. Kostoff, Ph.D. on November 1, 2017)

    Dear Montgomery County Council Members,

    I have been informed that Montgomery County is considering approval of the installation of small cell towers throughout the County, including up and down residential streets, starting with Potomac, MD and Germantown, MD. I would like to offer my perspective on this proposal.

    Over the past decade, I have been performing studies on causes and treatments of chronic diseases. Much of the focus has emphasized identifying the causes of these diseases, and their specific impacts. The most comprehensive of the studies was a book titled Pervasive Causes of Disease,

    https://smartech.gatech.edu/handle/1853/53714

    and identified ~800 contributing factors that impacted more than a threshold number of the ~4000 diseases examined.

    One of the specific factors I have been examining in detail is non-ionizing radiation. Earlier this year, I published an invited book chapter on the health impacts of non-ionizing radiation combined with other stimuli, both toxic and non-toxic. SNIP

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    • 02 NOV 17

    The Importance of Avoiding Nighttime EMF

    Excerpts from the Dr. Mercola website. Even though this is primarily about powerfrequency magnetic fields, sleep disruption is also now being widely reported by people who have had an active RF transmitting smart meter placed in close proximity to their bedroom. To date, absolutely no research has been done of sleep disruption and smart meter RF exposure. It is a disgrace that In Australia the research $$$$ focus of ACEBR and recommended by ARPANSA is trying to show that EHS is just a nocebo effect unrelated to exposure.

    “Another factor that can have a significant impact on your sleep quality and health is EMF exposure. This is true regardless of the time of your exposure, but it’s particularly problematic at night. There’s evidence showing EMF exposure reduces melatonin production,17 making it really important to eliminate EMFs in your bedroom. One of the easiest ways to do this is to pull the circuit breaker to your bedroom before going to bed.”

    Also see: Desynchronization of Body Clocks Is an Underlying Factor of Chronic Disease…. SNIP

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    • 18 OCT 17

    Huge Amounts of Radiation Won’t Harm You, Pruitt’s EPA Claims

    Scott Pruitt, chief of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), isn’t just going about destroying environmental safeguards; he has now issued a “guideline” document that states that excessive exposure to radiation is safe for human life. That means he’s not only allowing more pollution that can contribute to ill health and degradation of the environment, but he is also putting us at risk when it comes to radiation. According to Bloomberg,

    In the event of a dirty bomb or a nuclear meltdown, emergency responders can safely tolerate radiation levels equivalent to thousands of chest X-rays, the Environmental Protection Agency said in new guidelines that ease off on established safety levels…. SNIP

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    • 17 OCT 17

    California: Gov. Jerry Brown vetoes bill easing permits on cell phone towers (5G)

    Excerpt
    NOTE: While in California where wise heads prevail, the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) plans to fast track 5G in the 26GHz frequency range for a nationwide rollout of 5G antennas.

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    From The Mercury News ( California), By Tracy Seipel, October 16, 2017

    http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/10/16/california-gov-jerry-brown-vetoes-bill-easing-permits-on-cell-phone-towers/

    Gov. Jerry Brown late Sunday vetoed a bill backed by the cell phone industry that would have made it easier to install microwave radiation antennas.

    Senate Bill 649, authored by Sen. Ben Hueso, D-San Diego and co-authored by Assemblyman Bill Quirk, D-Hayward, proposed to scale back the permitting process for antennas and other equipment in an effort to meet demand for wireless services.

    In a signing statement, Brown wrote that while he saw the value in “extending this ​innovative technology rapidly and efficiently,” the bill took too much control away from cities and counties.

    The bill was primarily supported by the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association, the main trade group for the U.S. wireless telecommunications industry. The group said SB 649 would help boost the economy.

    Yet the bill had alarmed many local government officials around the state. They worried if SB 649 became law, it would cap how much they could charge phone companies for leases to $250 a year. Others raised concerns about the risk to public health from cell towers.

    Grass-roots activists and scientists said that if SB 649 became law, a projected 50,000 new cellular antennas would be installed on public buildings and utility poles in California neighborhoods, creating a risk to public health because of the dangers of radiation and electromagnetic frequencies emitted by cell towers.

    SNIP

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    • 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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    • 05 OCT 17

    Australian Consultations re: 5G spectrum deployment and telecommunications legislation responses

    From Janobai Smith

    If anybody is interested in reading the submissions re the the proposed changes to telecommunications legislation they are here: https://www.communications.gov.au/have-your-say/consultation-possible-amendments-telecommunications-carrier-powers-and-immunities (It took ages for the Dept of Communications and the Arts to publish them.)
    There are four submissions raising the EMF issue. SNIP

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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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    • 19 SEP 17

    5G Appeal sent to EU

    From Lennart Hardel
    5G Appeal sent to EU

    September 13, 2017

    Scientists and doctors warn of potential serious health effects of 5G

    We the undersigned, more than 180 scientists and doctors from 36 countries, recommend a moratorium on the roll-out of the fifth generation, 5G, for telecommunication until potential hazards for human health and the environment have been fully investigated by scientists independent from industry. 5G will substantially increase exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) on top of the 2G, 3G, 4G, Wi-Fi, etc. for telecommunications already in place. RF-EMF has been proven to be harmful for humans and the environment…… SNIP

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    • 15 SEP 17

    “BLUNDER” by ICNIRP’s and WHO EMF Project’s bosses

    From Dariusz Leszczynski’s blog: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
    Posted on September 13, 2017

    Excerpt

    Recently, I came across two short videos recorded in 2016 in Stockholm. The occasion was the seminar at the SSI concerning health effects of EMF. In these videos, Emilie van Deventer, Head of the WHO EMF Project and Eric van Röngen, Chairman of the ICNIRP, answered to question from Swedish journalist Mona Nilsson.

    Question was straightforward, whom should Swedes trust, the evaluation of science done by ICNIRP or the opinion of 220 scientists who signed an Appeal submitted to the United Nations and the WHO. The Appeal questioned the validity and reliability of evaluation of science done by ICNIRP that is used by the WHO EMF Project and by the telcom industry as the proof that radiation emitted by the wireless communication devices is not a human health hazard. This opinion is, of course, contrary to the opinion of IARC wherein 2011 radiation emitted by the wireless communication devices was classified as possible human carcinogen. SNIP

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    • 14 SEP 17

    5G and this years Science and Wireless 2017 dog and pony show.

    The following was sent to me by a third party. Watch the coming Science & Wireless 2017 spin to give a tick of approval to the coming massive roll out of 5G antennas in Australia with absolutely no say to antenna locations by individuals and local governments. Seeing that PRESEE is teamed up with ACEBR and Michael Repacholi controlling the discussion it will be a thermal effects only dog and pony show. At best, a classic example of groupthink.
    SNIP

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    • 13 SEP 17

    Smart grid public communication in the UK

    I remember reading some time ago that for advertising in America the ad firms target an average intelligence of an 11 year old to get max impact. If that is true, then what would that age be for British gas and electricity consumers considering the current “Gaz and Leccy” advertising smart grid campaign from Smart Energy GB “The voice of the smart meter rollout”?
    See the GAZ and LECCY video clip…..

    Don

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    • 12 SEP 17

    Wireless Industry Brochures Lead The Public To Misinterpret That Wireless is Safe

    Wireless Industry Creates “Communication Materials” and Propaganda: When The Public Misinterprets It As Cell Phones and Wireless Being Safe, Industry Does Not Clarify

    Excerpt:

    Just as the Tobacco Industry created a “Playbook” to defend cigarettes and manufacture doubt about the health effects of cigarettes, the Wireless Industry seems to have a fine-tuned “Playbook” of advertising, public relations and industry-funded science to defend wireless products and falsely reassure the public that cell phones and wireless products are safe.

    Cell phones and wireless were never adequately tested for human health effects. Wireless devices were not premarket tested for long term safety. Research has accumulated indicating that wireless “radiofrequency” radiation has serious biological effects. Despite this reality, the wireless industry has and is currently heavily funding a public relations effort that propagates the myth that cell phones and wireless “are safe”. This webpage is an educational resource documenting materials used for the wireless industry “Playbook”.

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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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    • 08 SEP 17

    Social cooling: Does the fear of surveillance make you self-conscious about what you click on?

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    You’re on social media, scrolling for something to capture your attention, and you pause.

    There’s an image or link that looks interesting. But if you were to click and others — your friends, your family, your employer — were to find out, would that be embarrassing?

    While the internet and social media have made us more interconnected than ever, it’s also meant constant surveillance by companies — in other words, the feeling that on the internet, we are always being watched. Our clicks are logged, categorised, interpreted and rated.

    It’s leading to what Tijmen Schep, a Dutch technology critic, calls “social cooling” — a society of increasing social conformity and rigidity, in which we self-censor or second guess what we do online for fear of repercussions. SNIP

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    • 08 SEP 17

    Another massive hack in America

    Following on from the last message on supposed Russian hackers, today hackers have succeeded in another massive theft if sensitive data. It isn’t so important just who the hackers are, be they Russian, Chinese, North Korean or little green men from Mars. The point is that online data is inherently not safe and with online data being the new oil it will always be an attractive target.

    This obviously has grave implications for the security of customer data stored online by the smart grid. In Australia there seems to be no concern on part of the government, the electricity sector and all political parties who have been sold on the smart grid, smart meters and the Internet of Things (IoT) as one of the solutions to the energy crisis.

    From the Washington Post: Hackers access database that has personal data for 143 million Americans from credit reporting agency Equifax. SNIP

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    • 07 SEP 17

    Russia-linked hackers are infiltrating the US and other nation’s power grids: report

    Just in this morming is the news that Russian hackers have infiltrated the US power grid. This has huge implications for the planning for a smart grid which depends upon data stored in “the cloud”.

    Essential reading this one: Russia-linked hackers are infiltrating the US power grid: report, Their unprecedented penetration could spell chaos.
    Excerpt

    Hackers linked to the Russian government have broken into energy companies supplying electricity to America’s power grid — and potentially now have the ability to to cause major blackouts in the US.
    Researchers at the American cybersecurity firm Symantec published a report on Wednesday that detailed how the group of hackers has waged a cyber espionage campaign that has broken into dozens of energy firms in the US, as well as in Turkey and Switzerland. The attacks date back to 2015, but the pace accelerated this spring. “This is the first time we’ve seen this scale, this aggressiveness, and this level of penetration in the US, for sure,” Eric Chien, technical director of Symantec’s Security Technology & Response Division, told BuzzFeed News. SNIP

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    • 06 SEP 17

    Full links to Dariusz Leszczynski’s latest Australian lecture tour

    In August 2017 Dariusz Leszczynski had a lecture tour in Australia and his recorded talks are well worth a viewing. They are a welcome change from the usual spin and denials put out by ACEBR and ARPANSA who cannot, and dare not, see beyond ICNIRP’s dogma.
    See the various links on this blog.

    Don

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