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Australian government ordered to compensate worker with electromagnetic hypersensitivity “…The Tribunal found that Dr Alexander McDonald suffered a workplace injury when his alleged sensitivity to electromagnetic frequencies (EMF) from office equipment, was made worse after the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) required him to trial the use of specially designed office equipment – such as a computer enclosed in a faraday cage – in a number of attempts to allow him to work in an modern office environment.” “In this case the perceptions, if any, of Dr McDonald are that the disorder (and therefore the ailment) from which he suffers is caused by exposure to EMF and that the aggravation of the disorder was caused by his exposure to EMF during the trials carried out by his employer,” Mr JW. Constance ruled.
“For these reasons I determine that Dr McDonald has suffered an aggravation of an ailment that was contributed to, to a significant degree, by his employment by CSIRO.”
I Was a Paid Internet Shill: How Shadowy Groups Manipulate Internet Opinion and Debate “…This is my confession… Shills exist. They are real.” This confession by a paid insider illustrates that industry hires people to write comments on articles online to try to appear as if what the industry is promoting is what common people believe.
May 2013 Peevey’s Priority: Senate Hearing or Napa Winery? “The embattled president of the California Public Utilities Commission recently ignored the call to answer tough questions by state senators in Sacramento and instead decided to attend a conference at an exclusive Napa resort and a reception at an upscale winery in St. Helena, both of which were captured on hidden camera by the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit.”
Opinion: Cell Phone Health Risk? Security concerns during the Cold War may have led to the generation of misinformation on the physiological effects of microwave radiation from mobile phones.- Allan H. Frey, The Scientist, September 25, 2012
Cell Phone Carriers & the FCC: Cozy & Colluding An Industry Insider Speaks Out ”The carriers and the FCC have an extremely cozy relationship,” said the engineer. “Whenever there’s a problem, someone in the FCC’s RF safety office warns the carrier and the company then puts the ‘fire’ out.”
3/30/2013 President’s Cancer Panel: Environmentally caused cancers are ‘grossly underestimated’ and ‘needlessly devastate American lives.’ — Environmental Health News
“Two Children May Have Died for You to Have Your Mobile Phone” “It’s possible that two children died so that you could have that mobile phone,” says Jean-Bertin, a 34-year-old Congolese activist who wants to end the “absolute silence” around the crimes committed in his country to exploit strategic raw materials like coltan.
Your Phone vs. Your Heart NY Times: “CAN you remember the last time you were in a public space in America and didn’t notice that half the people around you were bent over a digital screen, thumbing a connection to somewhere else?”
3/23/2013 Woman Shocked in Shower by Stray Voltage Wins $4 Million Lawsuit Simona Wilson, 34, a single mother of three boys, has suffered from major medical problems as a result of “stray voltage” from a nearby substation.
3/21/2013 FCC chairman announces resignation – The Washington Post “Julius Genachowski, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission and friend of the president, announced his resignation Friday.
He will be leaving the FCC after a mixed tenure that has disappointed some of the consumer groups that were his earliest supporters, but that also sketched a plan to bring Americans more access to broadband Internet for years ahead.”…
Mar. 6, 2013 Israeli scientists find possible link between cellphone use, thyroid cancer Findings are ‘first evidence of changes in thyroid cells in response to electromagnetic radiation’ says researcher, ‘but drawing sweeping conclusions … is still far off.’
Belgium: Cell phone sales and advertising ban to protect children There will no longer be advertising specifically targeting children younger than 14 years of age. Sellers will be obliged to inform their customers of the “specific absorption rate” of mobile phones, that is, the level of radiation of the device. The sale of mobile phones specifically designed for young children up to age 7 will be banned in Belgium.
Is Your Cell Phone Making You a Jerk? “Researchers from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business found that after a short period of cell phone use, people were less likely to partake in “prosocial” behavior — actions that are intended to help another person or society — compared with a control group. For example, after using a cell phone, study participants were more likely to turn down volunteer opportunities and were less persistent in completing word problems, even though they knew their answers would provide money for charity.
The same drop in prosocial tendencies occurred even when participants were simply asked draw a picture of their cell phones and think about using them.”
SPECIAL REPORT: Keeping cell phone in bra may lead to breast cancer KTVU News
The Perils of Texting While Parenting: (Wall Street Journal) Are too many parents distracted by mobile devices when they should be watching their kids? A recent rise in injuries, reversing the longstanding trend, has doctors worried that the answer is yes.
10/02/2012 Allan Frey Opinion: Cell Phone Health Risk? The Scientist “Security concerns during the Cold War may have led to the generation of misinformation on the physiological effects of microwave radiation from mobile phones….”
“…This suppression of research has now made hundreds of millions of people subjects in a grand experiment that may involve their health, without their informed consent, and the outcome of which can have substantial medical, legal, and economic consequences.”…
The author Allan H. Frey is one of the major pioneers in researching the health effects of exposure to low-energy microwave radiation. For a brief bio: http://www.cellphonetaskforce.org/?page_id=594
9/27/2012 Olvera, Spain, is First Town to Become “Electromagnetic Pollution-Free” by Unanimous Approval of its City Council “The Councillor for the Environment, James Steward, has confirmed that the City Council of Olvera (population 8,585), in the province of Cadiz, Spain, has unanimously approved declaration of the town as an “Electromagnetic Pollution-Free Municipality”. All political parties united to vote for ensuring a safe and healthy environment for the villagers.”
From The Ecologist: Is your smartphone damaging your health?
excerpt: ” Behind the profit-fuelled rise of smartphones and tablets, microwave pollution is a serious assault on health.
Known for their beauty, aspens have been in decline across North America, with some dramatic losses in recent years. Aware of the rapid growth of radiofrequency (RF) radiation, particularly from mobile-phone ‘towers’, Colorado researcher Katie Haggerty had an inspiration: she planted three test plots of aspen seedlings. Carefully matched in all other respects, one plot was shielded from a nearby town’s RF radiation, one was ‘mock’ shielded, and the other was left unprotected. The difference, recorded in the International Journal of Forestry Research, was startling: the fully shielded saplings were vigorous and healthy, but both the ‘mock’ shielded and the exposed plants were small, lacked pigments, and had sickly leaves.
Such studies are but whispers on the wind compared to the billion-pound clamour of marketing campaigns telling us: “You must have smartphones!” (Must we?) “You can’t live without them!” (Really?)
Across the Atlantic, Spanish biologist Alfonso Balmori of the Institute for the Environment (Consejería de Medio Ambiente) in Castilla y León was conducting a sensitive study of tadpoles. Sited 140m from a set of phone masts, those shielded from its radiation developed normally and in sync; but the unshielded tadpoles grew unevenly, and only 10% survived….”
5/04/2012 Electrical pollution: Are we being poisoned? Fueled in part by studies that show children exposed to heavy levels of electromagnetic fields have a greater chance of developing leukemia, several countries in the European Union have established strict safety thresholds – limits far below what’s commonplace in the United States. Houston KRIV TV, Texas.
3/1/2012 Knesset (Israel) backs bill requiring cell phones to bear health hazard warning The labels will read ‘Warning – the Health Ministry cautions that heavy use and carrying the device next to the body may increase the risk of cancer, especially among children.’ A bill requiring all cellphones sold in Israel to bear a health-hazard warning label passed its first of three readings into law on Wednesday.
2/3/2012 Would you give your child the keys to the car or a shot of whiskey just because she really wanted it? Why iPads and iPhones are Not Kids’ Toys
1/23/2012 EMF Health damage from sick apartment Living with magnetic fields from bad wiring under the floor, swollen feet and ankles, rotting toe nails and gaping leg sores…
1/14/2012 Could Internet Addiction Disrupt Brain’s Connections? “A small Chinese study suggests that the brains of teenagers who are seemingly addicted to the Internet have abnormal “white matter,” the biological insulation that surrounds the wiring between neurons.”
11/26/2011 Wifi computer study: significant decrease in progressive sperm motility and an increase in sperm DNA fragmentation.
11/19/2011 Dr Andrew Goldsworthy on WI-FI in Schools
11/1/2011 Disconnect video trailer: http://vimeo.com/31336824
10/25/2011 CPUC Stuck In Culture of Corruption
10/05/2011 Cellphone usage limits urged by Health Canada “Parents should encourage kids under 18 to limit the time they spend talking on cellphones, Health Canada said Tuesday in new advice on mobile phone usage.”
8/14/2011 Our addiction to technology trumps caffeine, chocolate and alcohol – latimes.com
8/1/2011 Prenatal Exposure to Weak Magnetic Fields Leads to Childhood Asthma First Prospective EMF Epidemiological Study Ever Done
7/25/2011 Protecting children from mobile radiation Kevin S O’Neill, Neurosurgeon
7/03/2011 Wired but tired: is modern life draining your energy? The Ecologist
6/19/2011 Danger in the Air?
Women’s Health Alert It’s not just cell phones that cause cancer Nan Fuchs, PhD
6/5/2011 Cell phone study raises profile on safety lawsuits- Reuters
5/31/2011 Cellphone Radiation May Cause Cancer, Advisory Panel Says- NY Times.com
5/30/2011 Woozy from wifi? ‘Electrosensitive’ say modern life makes them ill Today Show
5/28/2011 The Secret Life of Michael Peevey
5/25/2011 Researchers Say New Studies Confirm Cell Phone Hazards, “Stunning proof” ignored in North America, scientists say- Consumer Affairs.com
5/23/2011 Cell Phone Towers: The 3 am Alarm Clock- Townsend Letter
5//20/2011 Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly, Committee on the Environment, Agriculture and Local and Regional Affairs The potential dangers of electromagnetic fields and their effect on the environment
From the summary: “While electrical and electromagnetic fields in certain frequency bands have fully beneficial effects which are applied in medicine, other non-ionising frequencies, be they sourced from extremely low frequencies, power lines or certain high frequency waves used in the fields of radar, telecommunications and mobile telephony, appear to have more or less potentially harmful, non-thermal, biological effects on plants, insects and animals, as well as the human body when exposed to levels that are below the official threshold values.”
5/10/2011 Cell Phone Radiation? Text, Don’t Talk, advises FCC- Forbes
“The Health and Environmental Protection ministries told the Communications Ministry on Sunday that they will oppose the expansion of cellular phone infrastructure to accommodate “fourth-generation”
(4G) devices, at least until any health effects from the radiation are examined in depth.”
The Flaw in Obama’s Wireless Plan (Business Week) “The bottom line: To harness broadband Internet for job creation and economic growth, Obama should stress fiber networks over wireless broadband.”
Green America: Do Cell Phones Cause Cancer?
11/2010 Israel Parliament Environmental and Health Committee recommends EMF Reduction
10/2010 Cell Phones Could Cause Damage Beyond Brain Cancer KTVU SF CTIA demonstration
9/18/10 KPFA “PUSHING LIMITS” talk about EHS starts around 18:00 for ten minutes
8/2010 New Book Release: Samuel Milham’sDirty Electricity: Electrification and the Diseases of Civilization
7/28/10 RADIATION RUCKUS – CNBC.com
5/2010Ghana Bans Telecom Masts
5/2010 NY Times: Opponents of New Cellphone Towers try a Change in Tack
5/2010Smart Meter Forum, hosted by Sonoma County on April 21, 2010- See the KTVU News Video
5/2010 Canada: Safety code 6 draws criticism at Commons committee meeting
3/2010 Huffington Post The Little Red Schoolhouse is HOT
3/2010 The Man Who Was Allergic to Radio Waves Popular Science
3/10/2010Fear and loathing in Sebastopol
3/2/2010 Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carillo Letter to CPUC
2/8/2010: NEW Study: Microwaves from Mobile Phones Inhibit 53BP1 Focus Formation in Human Stem Cells Stronger than in Differentiated Cells: Possible Mechanistic Link to Cancer Risk
In the authors’ words, “this represents a direct mechanistic link to epidemiological data showing an association of MW exposure with increased cancer risk.” The date obtained from human stem cells is of “utmost relevance for assessment of possible health risks of MW exposure from mobile phones.” C. Sage/ more commentary
1/23/2010 GQ Magazine February: “WARNING: Your Cell Phone May Be Hazardous To Your Health” online and on news stands now. The author of this article spent an entire year researching the subject.
12//11/09 Is Dirty Electricity Making You Sick? Prevention
11/25/09 Would you Sleep in Your Microwave Oven? SF Examiner
11/19/09: Dr. Oz show: “Cell phones and brain cancer”
In this 3 part you tube Dr. Oz explores the link between cell phones and brain cancer with guests Dr. Joel Moskowitz, Dr. Devra Davis, Alan and Ellie Marks.
11/16/09: Complaints Grow about PGE Smart meters:
PGE’s rollout of smart meters has generated a flurry of complaints.. read more
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10/09 FCC Chairman Addresses Wireless Industry
The FCC Safety Standard is the benchmark the wireless industry uses to defend the safety of RF technology. Here is a talk by the new FCC Chairman who addresses the CTIA:http://hraunfoss.fcc.gov/edocs_public/attachmatch/DOC-293891A1.pdf
Highlights we should be very concerned about: “We at the FCC understand the many challenges operators face in standing up networks. We are ready to help you cut through red tape and overcome these hurdles. On the issue of tower siting, we have heard your call. This issue is ripe for action. I have consulted with my fellow Commissioners, and in the near future we are going to move forward with a shot-clock proposal designed to speed the process, while taking into account the legitimate concerns of local authorities. ”
US Senate Hearing on Cell Phones
U.S. Senator Arlen Specter held a hearing on “Health Effects of Cell Phone Use” on 9/14/2009. The following webcast runs 127 minutes. The second panel includes scientists from Israel, Finland, US, the Environmental Working Group and from the CTIA. Dr. Devra Davis presentation starts at 73 minutes. Dr. Davis received a hearty round of applause for her testimony. An emphasis on precaution and reducing risks by using a wired ear piece was a question repeated by Senator Tom Harkin.