• 23 FEB 24

    Beware the WHO’s expert panel on gender dysphoria

    On December 18, 2023 The World Health Organisation (WHO) announced the establishment of a panel tasked with developing national guidelines for countries on how to best treat transgender and gender diverse people (gender dysphoria). Referred to as providing “gender-inclusive care”, the panel’s emphasis is on promoting the access to hormone replacement therapy, such as puberty blockers and gender reassignment surgery. Researching possible external environmental factors which may be having an influence on the incidence of gender dysphoria, appears to be outside the panel’s area of responsibility and at this time does not appear to be an area of scientific inquiry with the WHO….Despite the WHO’s expert panel’s apparent avoidance of perhaps an inconvenient area of inquiry, evidence clearly indicates that endocrine disruptive chemicals (EDCs) exposure in-utero and in young children are a significant risk to health, leading to a range of adverse biological effects, including gender identity. This represents a significant health risk for exposed populations, which one could argue is the majority of the world’s population…..For women planning on having children in the future and families with young children, being aware of, and avoiding unnessary exposures to plastic items containing EDCs, needs wider discussion and awareness as advocated by the United Nations Global Plastics Treaty. Allowing the Who’s expert panel on gender dysphoria to have some sort of final say essentially lets the plastics industry ‘off the hook’ ( its not us! ) and is the worst of science, if one could even call it that.

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    • 22 FEB 24

    60 Years since Silent Spring: Where are we now? ( biological effects of EDCs )

    An examination of the possible biological impacts of human exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals on early life, sexual identity and male fertility decline. Originally published in the Journal of the Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 42, No.4, Dec.2023.

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    • 06 NOV 23

    Doctors, Lawyers, and Scientists Join Together in International Children’s Declaration for the Digital Age

    Three Fundamental Rights of Children Are Affirmed Regarding Digital Technology NEW YORK, Nov. 1, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — An international group of leading lawyers, physicians, physicists, epidemiologists and other children’s health experts have today announced their support for a new International Declaration intended to raise public awareness of three fundamental rights of children which are not

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    • 31 AUG 23

    The European Union assessments of radiofrequency radiation health risks – another hard nut to crack (Review) by Nyberg, McCredden and Hardell.

    ORSAA supports the publication of this open-access paper. Title: The European Union assessments of radiofrequency radiation health risks – another hard nut to crack (Review) by Nyberg, McCredden and Hardell. You can download this paper for free from Reviews on Environmental Health. https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/reveh-2023-0046/html The paper describes how the European Union is violating several of its

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    • 15 JUL 23

    New study targets gut microbiome as possible insomnia treatment but should consider other factors

    … Adding to the research on insomnia   Commentary by Don Maisch  July 11, 2023 As reported by the ABC on 28 June 2023, the Sleep Disorders Centre at Brisbane’s Prince Charles Hospital, in conjunction with the Sunshine Coast-based biopharmaceutical company Servatus, is running a clinical trial on the possibility that the human gut could

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    • 06 JUN 23

    ICNIRP Still Runs RF at WHO (Microwave News)

    ICNIRP Still Runs RF at WHO Briefing in Geneva This Week Japanese-Korean ‘NTP Lite’ on the Agenda EXCERPT June 5, 2023 ICNIRP continues to dominate EMF policies at the WHO, according to documents made available to Microwave News. The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection is a private, self-perpetuating, secretive group whose exposure limits are

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    • 14 APR 23

    Claims that 5G radiofrequency radiation can cause brain damage and possibly lead to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease

    Excerpt: From The Defender, Children’s Health Defense: News and Views 03/09/23

    Research on 5G radiofrequency (RF) radiation shows it can cause brain damage and possibly lead to dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, according to nine independent experts in the RF radiation field who published a new peer-reviewed article.  By  Suzanne Burdick, Ph.D. In a peer-reviewed article published last week in the Annals of Clinical and Medical Case Reports, the experts called on authorities to heed the voices of the RF scientific community by establishing a “more stringent regulatory framework” on RF radiation and by halting the rollout of 5G technologies — including smart meters and 5G cell towers — until a team of “qualified scientists independent of industry” review the risks of the technology. “The situation is absurd,” said Mona Nilsson, managing director of the Swedish Radiation Protection Foundation and lead author of the article…SNIP

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    • 07 MAR 23

    This teen gave up her smartphone. It changed her life. (The New York Times)

    Excerpt: How many hours do you spend on your phone each day? Probably more than you’d like. In our technology-saturated world, we rely on our devices for what feels like an endless list of daily tasks — everything from staying up-to-date on Twitter to killing time at the post office. The idea of reclaiming any degree of independence from our smartphones can often feel impossible.

    For the 17-year-old Logan Lane, the solution was to quit cold turkey. Lane grew up in Brooklyn and was a screen-addicted teenager who spent hours curating her social media presence on Instagram and TikTok. Then, a little over two years ago, Lane started questioning whether living a life of constant connection was actually a good thing and made the decision to ditch her smartphone altogether. She began assembling a “Luddite Club” — a group of teenagers who reject technology and its creeping hold on all our lives….SNIP

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    • 23 FEB 23

    Smartwatches and wearable fitness trackers could trigger heart attacks in vulnerable patients

    Excerpt: SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Smartwatches and wearable devices like a Fitbit or Apple Watch could trigger a heart attack in vulnerable patients, a new study warns. Scientists with the University of Utah say these wearable gadgets can interfere with medical devices such as pacemakers.

    “This study raises a red flag,” says lead author Dr. Benjamin Sanchez Terrones, a computer engineer at the University of Utah, in a media release. “We have done this work in simulations and benchtop testing following Food and Drug Administration accepted guidelines, and these gadgets interfere with the correct functioning of the CIEDs we tested. These results call for future clinical studies evaluating the translation of our findings to patients wearing CIEDs and using these wearable devices.”…SNIP

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    • 16 FEB 23

    Monsanto and SUNYA’s dirty tricks dept. attacks Dr. David Carpenter

    Notice from Joel Moskowitz, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
    Excerpt: Dr, David Carpenter is a distinguished professor at the State University of Albany and an international expert on health damages caused by PCBs. He has written 450 peer-reviewed scientific papers and edited six books on environmental health issues.

    Dr. Carpenter is under attack by Monsanto (which is now owned by Bayer).  Monsanto manufactured most of the PCBs used in the US until PCBs were banned by the EPA in 1977.

    It is common practice for professors and researchers to serve as expert witnesses when polluters are sued. Dr Carpenter stood up for people damaged by PCBs in 7 lawsuits filed against Monsanto.  This year, Monsanto will be sued by the St. Regis Mohawk Indian Nation because of immense damage caused by PCBs to the Mohawks, who have consumed PCB contaminated fish from the St. Lawrence River.  Levels were so high that Mohawk women were urged not to breastfeed because of the high levels of PCBs in breast milk.

    Last year, attorneys for the polluters filed a Freedom of Information Request to secure David Carpenter’s records about the PCB contamination of the Mohawks. And two additional Freedom of Information requests were filed by Mosanto/Bayer lawyers.  Rather than simply reviewing the requests and sharing what is required by law, the State University of Albany (SUNYA) directed Dr. David Carpenter to stop teaching classes, stop mentoring his students and prohibited him from being on campus.

    David Carpenter has done nothing wrong. He has stood up for people and wildlife damaged by PCBs and now we all have to stand up for Dr. Carpenter.

    Monsanto set a trap and SUNY Albany Stepped Right into the trap.

    Now, Monsanto is claiming that because SUNYA is investigating the work of Dr. Carpenter (prompted by Monsanto information requests) Dr. Carpenter should not serve as an expert witness in the trial defending the Mohawks.

    After eight months of being frozen out of his classroom duties (which is about 90% of his time) SUNYA has made an offer to Dr. Carpenter to allow him back in the classroom but at the same time tying him in knots and interfering with his right to serve as an expert witness…..SNIP

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    • 13 FEB 23

    New Book: “Electromagnetic Fields of Wireless Communications: Biological and Health Effects”

    Excerpt: Panagopoulos DJ (Ed.). (2022). Electromagnetic Fields of Wireless Communications: Biological and Health Effects (1st ed.). CRC Press. doi: 10.1201/9781003201052.

    This 544-page book reflects contributions from experts in biological and health effects of Radio Frequency (RF)/Microwave and Extremely Low Frequency (ELF) Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs) used in wireless communications (WC) and other technological applications. Diverse topics related to physics, biology, pathology, epidemiology, and plausible biophysical and biochemical mechanisms of WC EMFs emitted by antennas and devices are included.

    Discussions on the possible consequences of fifth generation (5G) mobile telephony (MT) EMFs based on available data and correlation between anthropogenic EMF exposures and various pathological conditions such as infertility, cancer, electro-hypersensitivity, organic and viral diseases, and effects on animals, plants, trees, and environment are included. It further illustrates individual and public health protection and the setting of biologically- and epidemiologically-based exposure limits….SNIP

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    • 07 FEB 23

    The assumption of safety is being used to justify the rollout of 5G technologies

    Excerpt: The advent of fifth-generation (5G) wireless communication introduces new technology utilizing near-millimeter radiofrequency waves [i.e., with a frequency of 30–300 GHz (mmWaves)]. The long-term effects of these signals on humans and the environment are unknown. Scientific literature reviews investigating biological harm from mmWave usage have concluded … no in-depth conclusions can be drawn…[(1), p. 16] and no confirmed evidence [(2), p. 601]. Unfortunately, these statements of scientific uncertainty have been used by industry and government advisory bodies to reassure the public of the safety of the 5G rollout. However, the assumption that 5G technologies are safe is not an evidence-based conclusion (3). Why this is so cannot be easily understood from existing summaries or reviews (4). Therefore, this article takes one step back from reviews to the original papers, so as to provide a visible overview of the existing mmWave evidence base. It then examines how the science is being conducted and communicated, finding errors in reasoning that cloud judgements and the subsequent conclusions drawn from the existing research….. SNIP.

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    • 24 JAN 23

    Coming soon: Australian Podcast interview with Prof Dariusz Leszczynski

    Notice from Dariusz Leszczynski, Jan 19, 2023 (Message re-sent)

    It is coming in the first week of February…(February 1, 2023 at 10AM Brisbane time)

    It is a long interview (1.5 hours total recorded on October 18, 2022) on wireless radiation, health, safety guidelines, and precautions. In this rather long podcast, which feels more like a monologue, I have presented my opinions on some of the aspects of wireless- and 5G-related health concerns. As you will see in the end, there are many issues that I had not time to speak about… Maybe another time?

    Link to the podcast will be provided soon…

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    • 20 DEC 22

    WHO Names RF Working Group

    From Louis Slesin, Editor of Microwave News

    Excerpt:

    The World Health Organization in Geneva is gearing up to update its 30-year-old document on the health effects of RF radiation. It’s called the Environmental Health Criteria and will dictate WHO policy on wireless radiation for the foreseeable future. Last week, the agency announced who will sit on an influential panel that will help decide what the document says. These are the people who’ll tell you whether cell phone radiation causes cancer or infertilitI asked three years ago, “Will WHO Kick Its ICNIRP Habit?” Now we know the answer – “Nope.”…..Read on

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    • 17 DEC 22

    Reflections on a Russian Neverland

    Excerpt: In September 2004 I was fortunate enough to receive funding to attend a Russian International Conference, titled: Mobile Communications and Health: Medical, Biological and Social Problems. It was held in Moscow and was attended by a wide range of international scientists including researchers from the USA, Great Britain, Europe, Ukraine, Poland and Australia. Russia was represented by The Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (RNCNIRP), The Russian Academy of Science, and The Russian Academy of Medical Science.

    What was interesting about the research papers presented at the 3 day conference was the high quality of the biological research that had been carried out by Russian and former Eastern Bloc scientists – and that was a high point of the conference. However, much of this research seemed to be largely a product of the past, before the break up of the former Soviet Union.

    As part of the conference we were taken to a Moscow based research institute which was to showcase Russia’s research activities. The building itself was built in the 1960s and was designed to be an impressive structure, but after some 50 years use it was in poor condition from an obvious a lack of maintenance. Upon arrival we had to use a side entrance as the large main doors had fallen off their hinges due to rust and were being hastily repaired by a construction crew. Not a good first impression….SNIP

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    • 10 DEC 22

    How low can Ericsson go? Getting the Girl Scouts to flog 5G and the IoT.

    Excerpt: The Girl Scouts’ Latest Business Project: Hailing 5G Cellphone Technology

    Beyond developing their camping skills, participating in a food drive to aid the hungry and donating pajamas for seniors, Girl Scouts across America this year were offered a new way to earn a special uniform patch: learning about the wonders of 5G cellphone technology and, in some cases, promoting it.

    The opportunity came courtesy of Ericsson, the Swedish telecommunications giant, which sponsored the “Ericsson Limited Edition 5G & IoT” (Internet of Things) patch program. The program, still available on at least one Girl Scout website, targets all age levels, from Daisies (kindergarten-age Scouts) to Ambassadors (those in high school), with an array of activities intended to “introduce Girl Scouts to 5G and the Internet of Things.”…SNIP

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    • 30 NOV 22

    Astronomers Worldwide Troubled by New [5G] ‘Cell Phone Towers in Space’

    Excerpt: … It isn’t just Bluewalker 3 that concerns astronomers, but rather the fact it serves as a test model for a constellation of over 100 so-called Bluebirds the company aims to launch as part of its plan to build a network of satellites to provide 5G connectivity from orbit to Earth — “cell phone towers in space,” as the IAU describes them….SNIP

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    • 27 NOV 22

    ORSAA’s new publication is a comment on the ARPANSA 2021 paper

    Latest ORSAA paper: Comment on “5G mobile networks and health-a state-of-the-science review of the research into low-level RF fields above 6 GHz” by Karipidis et al.

    This paper is open access, so that you can download it from the link below….SNIP

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    • 24 NOV 22

    No biological science behind mobile phone safety testing

    Excerpt: From Joel M. Moskowitz:
    A leading expert, Professor Om Gandhi, blames the inadequacies of the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) safety standard and the Specific Anthropomorphic Mannequin (SAM) model used to test cell phones on industry and military engineers who dominated the IEEE standard setting meetings. He discusses the dangers of 5G radiation.

    Meet the man whose research inspired the SAM campaign. Om P. Gandhi, Emeritus Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering with the University of Utah, taught courses on biological effects of antennas, RF and microwave electromagnetic fields for over 50 years.

    Prof. Om P. Gandhi is a world expert on how mobile phone radiation penetrates the human brain. Once a consultant to major cell phone companies, Gandhi now refuses to work with them. SNIP…….

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    • 11 NOV 22

    How the FCC Shields Cellphone Companies From Safety Concerns

    Excerpts from this major exposé of the FCC’s negligence and complicity with the telecom industry

    “Orsi and the Pittsfield board decided to try to do something about Verizon’s tower. They quickly discovered that they would get no help from federal regulators. The Federal Communications Commission, which has responsibility for protecting Americans from potential radiation hazards generated by wireless transmitters and cellphones, has repeatedly sided with the telecom industry in denying the possibility of virtually any human harm.”

    “But it was a signal of a growing fear – other cities have fought cell sites only to be forced to back down – and evidence of a striking shoulder-to-shoulder partnership between a federal agency and the industry it is supposed to regulate. The build-out of a new generation of wireless networks, known as 5G, is amping up the stakes of this conflict for localities across America. It will require an estimated 800,000 new base stations, including both towers and densely spaced “small cell” transmitters mounted on rooftops and street poles. That means nearly tripling the current number of transmitters, and many of them will be placed close to houses and apartments.”…SNIP

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