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Riots over "Smart Meters"
Dominican Republic Created: 3 Oct 2015
Hi all.
Total Smart Meter Revolt!
The people in the Dominican Republic are tearing down the "Smart Meters" installed in their homes.
Please watch the video:

Want to follow this example? PLEASE DO!
Message from Liz Barris!

Can we PLEASE Copy Cat this action!! We just need to get massive aunts of brave souls like these people and just stick together and DO IT!!!
This needs to spread like wildfire across the country and world!!! Please contact me if you live in LA and would like to do this en mass.
Many thanks to from Patricia Burke for passing this along to me and making my day!!

Sent to by: Liz Barris of Peoples Initiative in the USA.
I (LIZ) am writing it out because this domain and address may be on a temporary block, so my newsletters have not been going through. You can still email me at that address though, I just won't be sending en mass from it.
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Source: Liz Barris/Agnes Ingvarsdottir

Dozens descend on Compton Dundon for wireless health awareness event
United Kingdom Created: 1 Oct 2015
MORE than 80 people descended on Compton Dundon on Saturday for an event on "the inconvenient reality" of wireless technology.

The village hall welcomed people from as far afield as Scotland, Yorkshire and London to hear a series of guest speakers on the theme of "can wireless technology affect our health and fertility?".

The event was organised by Yeovil resident Peter Gane, a supporter of the charity Electro-Sensitivity UK, and Jo Stallard from the fertility organisation Foresight Preconception.

Those attending included doctors and complimentary therapists who were keen to learn about the medical impact of new and emerging technologies.

Among the speakers were retired military "microwave warfare" expert Barrie Trower, Somerset GP Dr Andrew Tresidder, and retired food manufacturing CEO Brian Stein CBE, who is himself electro-sensitive.

Mr Gane said: "All the speakers agreed that, whilst countries around the world are beginning to react positively to this knowledge and latest scientific breakthroughs, sadly the UK authorities appear to be in denial, particularly placing our children and future generations at risk of harm.

"France, for example, has passed legislation banning wifi in nurseries, whilst Italy and Israel are now actively encouraging a reduction in electro-smog.

"The UK needs to wake up and be at the forefront of the development of safer systems and devices. After all, where there is a will, there is a way."

A DVD of this event will shortly be made available. For more information or to order a copy, call Peter Gane on 01935 423002.
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Source: Western Gazette, WGD_Mumby, 29 Sep 2015

Pollution watchdog flags mobile tower radiation hazards
India Created: 24 Sep 2015
India’s apex pollution control body has warned of radiation danger from mobile towers, while accepting it has no authority to stop it.

An internal Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) note on radiation emissions from mobile towers and its impact on environment said, “Radiation emissions from mobile towers are huge due to its dense installations and unscientific proliferation.” Mint has seen a copy of the note.

The CPCB said it does not have any authority to dismantle mobile towers or disconnect the telecommunication service but held that noise and air emissions from power generator sets attached to mobile towers are under its regulation.

“Radiation sources are varied in number like mobile tower, wireless phones, computers, laptops, TV towers, FM towers, AM towers, microwave ovens, etc., however, radiation emissions from mobile towers are huge due to its dense installations and unscientific proliferation,” said the CPCB note.

It said the environment ministry had formed an expert committee in August 2010 to study the possible impact of communication towers on wildlife, including birds and bees. The committee submitted its report in October 2011. One of the recommendations was to introduce a special law for protection of urban flora and fauna from emerging threats such as electro-magnetic frequency radiations.

“On the basis of review of the available scientific information by the expert committee, the report indicates that the Electro-Magnetic Radiations (EMR) interfere with the biological systems; besides, impact on human beings has also been reported,” the CPCB note said.

The note further said in India, radiation from mobile towers and phones are covered under Indian Wireless Telegraph Act, 1933; Indian Telegraph Act, 1885; and Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Act, 1997; but, “none of the Acts cover the regulation of health impacts of radiation on living beings”.

The pollution watchdog said the issue of direct concern to pollution control boards is noise and air pollution from power generator sets attached to mobile towers, for which there are provisions under the Environment Protection Act, 1986.

Experts said one cannot rule out health concerns from mobile towers and the government needs to step in.

“You cannot say there is no health impact from radiation from mobile towers. There are enough studies to show the probability of health impacts from them. So, one of the measures to minimize health impacts is precaution and there, government has to step in to develop a uniform policy for installation of mobile towers,” said Ravi Agarwal, founder director of Toxics Link, an environmental NGO.

Agarwal said mobile towers have mushroomed in a haphazard way. “There has to be some consolidation and some country level planning by government regarding mobile towers,” he added.

Noise emissions are governed by the Noise Pollution (Regulation and Control) Rules, 2000. It states that increasing ambient noise levels in public places from various sources (industrial activity, construction activity, fire crackers, generator sets, loud speakers, public address systems, music systems, vehicular horns and other mechanical devices) have deleterious effects on human health and psychological well-being of the people and thus, it is necessary to regulate and control them.

Concerns such as radiation from towers causing cancer have discouraged people, especially in urban residential areas from allowing towers on their property. Telecom operators also have claimed that about 7,000-10,000 sites have been locked or shut down across cities due to radiation fears, leading to call drops.

In August, Prime Minister Narendra Modi voiced serious concerns over call drops and directed officials to solve the problem quickly. Following that, telecom minister Ravi Shankar Prasad warned telecom companies of action if call drops are not resolved. Last week, the telecom regulator, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) also asked telecom companies to address the problem.

According to Trai, there are 500,000 telecom towers in India at present, and it is estimated that another 100,000 towers are required to cater to India’s mobile user base which is approaching the one billion mark. India currently has the second-largest mobile phone user base in the world with more than 975 million users.

In India, mobile tower radiation testing and monitoring are regulated by the Telecom Enforcement Resource & Monitoring (TERM) cell of the telecom ministry.
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Source: Mint, Mayank Aggarwal, 18 Sep 2015

City of Berkeley fends off wireless industry suit over health warning
USA Created: 24 Sep 2015
The City of Berkeley has fended off a lawsuit filed against it by CTIA, the wireless industry trade lobby - In a preliminary injunction today, the city has been asked to change a single sentence of the public health language it hopes to post in local phone shops. The CTIA lawsuit was an attempt to halt this required publication as the city had mandated such notices be posted by retailers or distributed on flyers.

The case, known as CTIA v. City of Berkeley, pitted two giants of the legal world against one another. On the side of the plaintiffs is Ted Olson, a former solicitor general under the George W. Bush administration. Meanwhile, the defendants are armed with presidential hopeful and rock star Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig.

The specific language was short:
The City of Berkeley requires that customers be provided the following notice:

To assure safety, the Federal Government requires that cell phones meet radio frequency (RF) exposure guidelines. If you carry or use your phone in a pants or shirt pocket or tucked into a bra when the phone is ON and connected to a wireless network, you may exceed the federal guidelines for exposure to RF radiation. This potential risk is greater for children. Refer to the instructions in your phone or user manual for information about how to use your phone safely.

Berkeley Municipal Code § 9.96.030(A)

The CTIA argued that a government (the City of Berkeley) forced phone retailers to speak in a way that it does not agree with. In so doing, the group argued, the city is compelling speech, which the government is not allowed to do.

But in a 35-page order, United States District Judge Edward Chen essentially found that all the city would need to do would be to strike one sentence: "This potential risk is greater for children." As Judge Chen wrote in his preliminary injunction order:

On the first preliminary injunction factor, the Court cannot say that CTIA has established a strong likelihood of success on the merits with respect to its First Amendment claim. Nor has it raised serious question on the merits. While the sentence in the Berkeley ordinance regarding the potential risk to children is likely preempted, the remainder of the City notice is factual and uncontroversial and is reasonably related to the City’s interest in public health and safety. Moreover, the disclosure requirement does not impose an undue burden on CTIA or its members’ First Amendment rights.

Lessig, the attorney for the City of Berkeley, told Ars he was pleased.

"The rest of the ordinance survived First Amendment review, which was a very important victory, and I couldn't find a single sentence in Judge Chen's opinion that I disagreed with, so I'm quite happy," he said.

The city ordinance, passed in May 2015, was scheduled to take effect in August 2015, but the legal case attempted to halt it. The CTIA lawsuit was filed in June 2015. Oral arguments occurred before Judge Chen in August as CTIA sought a preliminary injunction.

However, Lessig said that the city will now put forward a revised ordinance before the city council on October 9, which is expected to pass. For its part, CTIA seemed to indicate that it would be pursuing an appeal.

Strangely, CTIA seemed to claim victory after today's events despite Judge Chen specifically saying CTIA is "not likely to succeed on the remainder of the City notice language."

"We are pleased that the Court has preliminarily blocked enforcement of the Berkeley ordinance as drafted," Olson said in an e-mailed statement. "As the federal government has repeatedly recognized, the overwhelming weight of scientific evidence refutes Berkeley's ill-informed and misleading mandatory warnings about cell phones. We are confident that ultimately the entire ordinance will be struck down."

The organization did not immediately respond to Ars’ request for comment.

Related news:
Sep 2015, USA: BREAKING: CTIA loses against Berkeley Cellphone right-to-know act
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Source: Ars Technica, Cyrus Farivar, 22 Sep 2015

Students Discover Microwaves from WiFi in Ontario Schools may Cause Infertility
Canada Created: 24 Sep 2015
Students from Peel District School Board will reveal evidence tonight about dangerous levels of microwave radiation discovered in their classrooms.

The school Board measured radiation from WiFi and other devices and discovered microwaves strong enough to cause reproductive damage.

"Both male and female students have a right to know that we can be harmed by this," said sixteen year old Apurva Dixit, a grade 11 student who helped to organize an information meeting tonight open to all students in the Peel District School Board.

"Now that they've measured the radiation, if the school Board won't protect us then we have to start protecting ourselves," she said. "Students are more exposed to wireless devices than any other group."

The Peel Board has declared classroom microwave levels to be lower than federal safety limits. But last spring the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health called those limits into question for triggering a range of health effects, including cancer and infertility.

"This Board of education is misleading its students because those high levels of radiation were measured with only four wireless devices operating. By their own admission there are normally 50 devices in use," said Frank Clegg CEO of Canadians for Safe Technology.

Clegg, who was president of Microsoft Canada for 15 years, now leads C4ST which educates Canadians about how to use emerging technologies more safely. He will speak to the students at tonight's event.

The students have also invited an international expert on cancer, Dr. Anthony Miller, who is professor emeritus at the University of Toronto. Dr. Miller recently consulted the Canadian Parliamentary Health Committee, as well as the World Health Organization on the risks of cancer from common wireless devices like cell phones and WiFi.

In 2011 the W.H.O. declared microwave radiation from Wi-Fi and cell phones to be a "possible carcinogen", along with formaldehyde and car exhaust.

"This is twenty first century science," said Dixit about cell phones and infertility. "It might be the most relevant science a high school student can learn."

The students meet tonight at 7 pm in Brampton.

Event: Fellowship Hall, Grace Place Community Centre,
156 Main St North, Brampton, ON
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015. 7 pm.

SOURCE C4ST: Canadians For Safe Technology
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Source: CNW Newswire, Canadians For Safe Technology, 24 Sep 2015

BREAKING: CTIA loses against Berkeley Cellphone right-to-know act
USA Created: 24 Sep 2015
Judge Chen rejected the industry's claim that Berkeley's cell phone right to know ordinance violates their first amendment rights. Ted Olson represented the CTIA in court on August 20.
Larry Lessig, Harvard constitutional law professor and Democratic presidential candidate, defended Berkeley pro bono.

(click source link below for PDF of ruling)

Ellie Marks
CA Brain Tumor Association
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Source: CA Brain Tumor Association, via email, 23 Sep 2015

40 procent sover ikke nok og føler sig derfor ikke udhvilet, siger Statens Institut for Folkesundhed
Denmark Created: 23 Sep 2015
Undersøgelsen omfatter 14000 voksne, som har svaret på, om de får søvn nok til at føle sig udhvilet. De, der har angivet, at de ikke får nok søvn, har desuden svaret på, hvad årsagerne er.

"Undersøgelsen viser, at det især er udfordringer på arbejde eller i privatlivet, der holder folk vågne om natten. Eksempelvis oplever omkring hver tredje med søvnforstyrrelse i aldersgruppen 16-44 år, at deres søvn forstyrres af enten personlige, familiemæssige eller arbejdsrelaterede problemer," siger Heidi Amalie Rosendahl Jensen, en af forskerne bag undersøgelsen.

Er man derimod 45 år eller derover og lider af søvnforstyrrelser, er det oftere sygdom, der forstyrrer søvnen. Omkring hver tredje i aldersgruppen 45+ år med søvnforstyrrelser angiver sygdom som årsag til, at de sover dårligt.

Andelen, der får ødelagt søvnen som følge af sygdom, stiger med alderen.

Forskel på mænd og kvinder

Undersøgelsen viser også, at der er forskel på mænd og kvinder, hvad angår årsager til søvnløshed.
For kvinder handler søvnforstyrrelser i højere grad end for mænd om familiemæssige eller personlige problemer.
For mænd er det især arbejdsrelaterede opgaver, der forstyrrer nattesøvnen.

Der er dog også kvinder - især de unge kvinder i alderen 16-24 år - der sover dårligt på grund af udfordringer eller problemer på arbejde. Næsten hver anden ung kvinde med søvnproblemer angiver arbejde som årsag til søvnforstyrrelse.

"Da en stor andel af denne gruppe er under uddannelse, må man formode, at deres søvnforstyrrelser også kan tilskrives opgaver eller problemer relateret til deres studieliv", siger Heidi Amalie Rosendahl Jensen.

Undersøgelsen baserer sig på data fra Sundheds- og sygelighedsundersøgelsen 2013.
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Source: Statens Institut for Folkesundhed, Ugens tal, 23 Sep 2015

Israel Bans WiFi in Kindergartens and Launches Nationwide info campaign
Israel Created: 22 Sep 2015
As of this fall, Israel and Italy are officially recommending schools reduce children's exposures to wireless radiation. The Israeli Ministry of Health has initiated a major public awareness effort to reduce wireless and electromagnetic radiation exposures to children. In similar action, the Italian State Parliament of South Tyrol voted to allow the application of the precautionary principle to replace existing wireless networks whenever possible with wired networks or those that emit less radiation.

The Israeli Ministry of Health (MoH) recommendations are published in the Environmental Health in Israel Report 201 5 which states that "Precautions should be strictly enforced with regard to children, who are more sensitive to developing cancer."

The Report makes the following points:

Cell Phones : "The MoH recommends sensible use of cellular and wireless technology, including: considering alternatives like landline telephones"

MoH recommendations include: use a speaker or handsfree phone accessory or (nonwireless) personal earphone in order to distance the telephone from the body, reduce the amount and duration of calls, and in areas of weak reception reduce calls because of higher radiation.

Children: MoH recommends: "refraining from installing the base of wireless phones in a bedroom, work room, or children's room."

Schools: Levels of nonionizing radiation were measured in 25 schools nationwide and "based on these findings, the MoEP recommends that students remain at a distance of at least 1.5 meters from electrical cabinets and that use of wireless communication networks in schools be reduced."

Reduce Exposure in Cars: The MoH recommends not using cellphones in closed places like cars or elevators, buses, and trains unless there is an external antenna "due to amplified radiation in such places." "When driving, a handsfree device should be used for calls. It is recommended to install an antenna outside the vehicle and to use a line connection between the telephone and the speaker as opposed to using Bluetooth."

Research: Previous research findings in Israel "clearly indicated a link between cellphone use for more than 10 years and the development of tumors in the salivary glands." Israel is currently a partner in two additional international studies: (1) MOBIKids. a multicenter study involving experts from 16 countries who are examining potential associations between use of communication devices and other environmental factors and risk of brain tumors, and (2) the GERoNiMO (Generalised EMF Research using Novel Methods) project, which uses an integrated approach and expertise from 13 countries to further the state of knowledge on EMF and health.

The Report concludes with a chapter by Linda S. Birnbaum, Director of the US National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and National Toxicology Program, who states, "Israel is a world leader in research on the health effects of nonionizing radiation. If some of the studies turn out to be harbingers of things to come, we may have major health consequences from the nearly ubiquitous presence of wireless equipment."

The recently published ISRAEL 2015 RF Safety Report details current actions on EMFS such as:

New Public Education Website: The Israeli government launched the public education website TNUDA ( of the National Information Center for NonIonizing Radiation to guide the public and decision makers on the educated use of technology.

Guidelines for the installation and operation of WiFi networks in schools: Following a petition seeking an outright ban on WiFi in Schools, the government is banning WiFi in kindergartens and restricting hours of use in schools, installing equipment with exposures to be set as low as possible, and monitoring radio frequency (RF) radiation levels.

Government Testing finds that Mobile Phones Violate Manufacturers' Reported SAR: In a study conducted by the Ministry for Environmental Protection and the Holon Institute of Technology, the SAR of 10 models of mobile phones was measured using phantoms. The measured SAR exceeded the SAR declared by the manufacturer, when the phone was held close to the head and in bad reception mode (100% of the maximum power).

ELF EMF limits are recommended at numbers far below international limits. These recommendations were set to account for research showing links to leukemia. "The Ministry of Health (MoH) jointly recommend a threshold of two milligauss on an average annual basis when planning an electrical facility or four milligauss on a daily average." A study performed by the Ministry of Environmental Protection and by the Education Ministry has found that in more than 60% of the schools in Israel at least one classroom had magnetic fields exceeding 0.4 ?T. Action was taken to reduce exposure in these schools.

Headsets and safety information required with every new mobile phone: According to a settlement agreement accepted by the Tel AvivYafo District Court in February 2014, cellular operators must inform buyers of new mobile phones about the radiation safety instructions as formulated by the manufacturer, provide a handsfree kit with every new mobile phone, and provide information on the safe use of mobile phones on its website.

National radiofrequency monitoring program: The Ministry of Environmental Protection is operating a national RF monitoring system with stations that continuously measure the entire range of RF and transmit the data to a central computer that analyzes and displays online the results of measurements.

On June 10, 2015, the Italian State Parliament of South Tyrol voted to allow the application of the precautionary principle to cell phones mandating the state government to:

1. To replace existing wireless networks whenever possible with networks that emit less radiation at schools, preschools, hospitals, nursing homes, and other public facilities.

2. Establish a working group whose mandate it is to assess these new technologies and their exposure levels. With regard to wireless communication technologies, mobile Internet access, and public health, the working group shall clarify which technologies emit less radiation and provide sustainable technology options

3. To start an education and awareness campaign that informs about possible health risks, especially regarding the unborn, infants, children, and adolescents and that develops guidelines for a safer use of cell phones, smartphones, and WiFi.

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Source: Digital Journal, press release, 22 Sep 2015

New paper on Electrohypersensitivity by Cindy Sage / Bioinitiative
USA Created: 22 Sep 2015
The ‘informational content’ of Earth's electromagnetic signaling is like a set of operating instructions for human life - These environmental cues are dynamic and involve exquisitely low inputs (intensities) of critical frequencies with which all life on Earth evolved.

Circadian and other temporal biological rhythms depend on these fluctuating electromagnetic inputs to direct gene expression, cell communication and metabolism, neural development, brainwave activity, neural synchrony, a diversity of immune functions, sleep and wake cycles, behavior and cognition. Oscillation is also a universal phenomenon, and biological systems of the heart, brain and gut are dependent on the cooperative actions of cells that function according to principles of non-linear, coupled biological oscillations for their synchrony. They are dependent on exquisitely timed cues from the environment at vanishingly small levels. Altered ‘informational content’ of environmental cues can swamp natural electromagnetic cues and result in dysregulation of normal biological rhythms that direct growth, development, metabolism and repair mechanisms. Pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMF) and radiofrequency radiation (RFR) can have the devastating biological effects of disrupting homeostasis and desynchronizing normal biological rhythms that maintain health. Non-linear, weak field biological oscillations govern body electrophysiology, organize cell and tissue functions and maintain organ systems. Artificial bioelectrical interference can give false information (disruptive signaling) sufficient to affect critical pacemaker cells (of the heart, gut and brain) and desynchronize functions of these important cells that orchestrate function and maintain health. Chronic physiological stress undermines homeostasis whether it is chemically induced or electromagnetically induced (or both exposures are simultaneous contributors). This can eventually break down adaptive biological responses critical to health maintenance; and resilience can be compromised. Electrohypersensitivity can be caused by successive assaults on human bioelectrochemical dynamics from exogenous electromagnetic fields (EMF) and RFR or a single acute exposure. Once sensitized, further exposures are widely reported to cause reactivity to lower and lower intensities of EMF/RFR, at which point thousand-fold lower levels can cause adverse health impacts to the electrosensitive person. Electrohypersensitivity (EHS) can be a precursor to, or linked with, multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) based on reports of individuals who first develop one condition, then rapidly develop the other. Similarity of chemical biomarkers is seen in both conditions [histamines, markers of oxidative stress, auto-antibodies, heat shock protein (HSP), melatonin markers and leakage of the blood-brain barrier]. Low intensity pulsed microwave activation of voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCCs) is postulated as a mechanism of action for non-thermal health effects.
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Source: Reviews on Environmental Health, Cindy Sage, 12 Sep 2015

What will the MOD do when they all fall sick? : Smart glasses, sensors and battlefield computers for soldier of the future
United Kingdom Created: 22 Sep 2015
What will the MOD do when they all fall sick? : Smart glasses, sensors and battlefield computers for soldier of the future
Smart glasses, sensors and battlefield computers for the UK soldier of the future.
Sensor-laden body armour, a smart watch that monitors life signs and smart glasses with integrated cameras are all part of a futuristic design for military uniforms .

British soldiers of the future will wear Google glass-style visors with head-up displays, body armour packed with sensors and carry smartphone-type computers onto the battlefield according to an MoD vision of battledress next decade.

Soldiers are likely to carry personal touch screen computers the size of a smartphone, allowing them to call up critical data, maps and information on positions of friendly and enemy forces.

Smart watch-style communication devices will allow them to speak to each other. Body armour and helmets will be packed with sensors monitoring the soldiers’ health. Medics will be able to analyse the information, enabling them to act faster during the ‘golden hour’ after injury.

Soldiers will also carry a single integrated power unit to charge their high tech gadgets, allowing them to stop carrying large numbers of different batteries.

‘Smart glasses’ will beam information straight into the soldiers’ line of vision and lightweight helmets will be fitted with cameras able to record and send battlefield images to commanders.
By Ben Farmer, Defence Correspondent

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Source: Agnes Ingvarsdottir

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