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Hypothesis on mechanism for the ELF-EMF-induced biological effects
Finland Created: 3 Sep 2014
As the Chief Editor of the Frontiers in Radiation and Health (a specialty of the Frontiers in Public Health) it is my pleasure to announce that the FiR&H journal has just published its second article. The final version of the hypothesis article by Mats-Olof Mattsson and Myrtil Simko: “Grouping of experimental conditions as an approach to evaluate effects of extremely low-frequency magnetic fields on oxidative response in in vitro studies” is now freely available in open access system to all readers.

In the abstract of the article, the authors state:

“…A large body of literature deals with biological effects of extremely low-frequency magnetic fields (ELF MFs) studied in vitro. Despite the multitude of studies, no coherent picture has evolved regarding the plausibility of effects at low-flux densities or regarding the interaction mechanisms. Here, we propose that ELF MF exposure in vitro causes changes in oxidative status as an early response. We tested this hypothesis by scrutinizing the literature and applying a grouping approach for analyzing relevant biological properties and exposure conditions. A total of 41 scientific original publications were analyzed for this purpose. The conclusion from the work is that ELF MF (modulated or unmodulated) consistently can influence the oxidative status, at or above 1 mT, in a broad range of cell types and independent of exposure duration. A response at lower flux densities is seen in certain studies, although not consistently. Further studies with stringent protocols for sham exposure, blinding, and statistical analysis as well as appropriate positive controls are needed to establish if true dose-relationships for effects on oxidative status exist…”

The article was received in the editorial office on 01 August 2014; pending acceptance version was published on-line on 14 August 2014; Paper was formally accepted on 19 August 2014; the final version was published on-line on 02 September 2014.

The article was edited by:

Dariusz Leszczynski, University of Helsinki, Finland

The article was reviewed by:

Rony Seger, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
Marko Markov, Research International, USA
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Source: Dariusz Leszczynski, PhD/Agnes

250,000 Workers Unknowingly Exposed to Harmful RF Radiation Every Year
USA Created: 3 Sep 2014
The vidio talks for itself, please take the timer to watch, it is only short
Sent to us by E-mail.
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Source: Agnes Ingvarsdottir

The human skin is a brain in itself
Sweden Created: 3 Sep 2014
Neurons in human skin perform advanced calculations, previously believed that only the brain could perform. This is according to a study from Umeå University in Sweden published in the journal Nature Neuroscience.

A fundamental characteristic of neurons that extend into the skin and record touch, so-called first-order neurons in the tactile system, is that they branch in the skin so that each neuron reports touch from many highly-sensitive zones on the skin.

According to researchers at the Department of Integrative Medical Biology, IMB, Umeå University, this branching allows first-order tactile neurons not only to send signals to the brain that something has touched the skin, but also process geometric data about the object touching the skin.

- Our work has shown that two types of first-order tactile neurons that supply the sensitive skin at our fingertips not only signal information about when and how intensely an object is touched, but also information about the touched object's shape, says Andrew Pruszynski, who is one of the researchers behind the study.

The study also shows that the sensitivity of individual neurons to the shape of an object depends on the layout of the neuron’s highly-sensitive zones in the skin.

- Perhaps the most surprising result of our study is that these peripheral neurons, which are engaged when a fingertip examines an object, perform the same type of calculations done by neurons in the cerebral cortex. Somewhat simplified, it means that our touch experiences are already processed by neurons in the skin before they reach the brain for further processing, says Andrew Pruszynski.
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Source: Umeå University, Andrew Pruszynski, 01 Sep 2014

Dr Oz: Keep your cell phone out of your bra to prevent deadly breast cancer
USA Created: 2 Sep 2014
Dr Mehmet Oz warned that women who keep their cell phones in their bras are putting themselves at risk for breast cancer on the Aug 26 episode of the Dr Oz Show.

Dr. Oz believes there's a definite link between cell phones and cancer. "When it comes to cell phones, the bra has become the new purse," said Dr. Oz, who said millions of women are unknowingly endangering themselves for the sake of convenience.

Dr. Oz's guest was Tiffany Frantz, a Pennsylvania woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. Frantz and her mom Traci were shocked because Tiffany was healthy, just 21 years old at the time, and had no family history of cancer. But Tiffany revealed she had carried her cell phone in her bra all day, every day, for four years.

Frantz developed cancerous tumors in the exact same area of her breast, on the same side, where her cell phone rested hour after hour for four years. Frantz's doctors were puzzled by her cancer, so she underwent genetic testing, which came back negative (meaning she was not predisposed to cancer).

Cancer Spread Despite Surgery, Radiation and No Family History

In March 2012, Tiffany got surgery to get her left breast removed, and underwent radiation treatment, KTVU reported. Unfortunately, her ordeal wasn't over. In February 2013, doctors told Frantz her breast cancer had spread to her hip, and cancerous lesions had developed on her spine, pelvic bone, ribs and skull. She underwent radiation treatment again, and now takes cancer drugs and gets intravenous bone-building treatments.

Tiffany's oncologist has never publicly stated that Frantz developed breast cancer because she stored her cell phone in her bra, but a small group of other young women have reported similar breast cancer patterns. And Tiffany and her mom are 100 percent convinced that her cell phone did, in fact, cause her cancer.

Dr. Andrew Weil warned against the dangers of cell phones and WiFi systems on a previous episode of the Dr. Oz Show. Dr. Weil said there's no clear-cut evidence (yet) linking the electromagnetic radiation emitted by cell phones and Wi-Fi systems to cancer, but they are a bigger threat to our health than we realize.

As a precaution, Weil recommended keeping cell phones away from your head, using an ear piece for cell phones, and keeping Wi-Fi routers outside the bedroom.

Dr. Oz has previously stated that the heat emitted by cell phones can spur cell damage, and that can fuel cancer, so all women should stop storing their cell phones in their bras as a precaution. And everyone should refrain from placing cell phones anywhere on their bodies for extended periods of time.
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Source: Examiner, Samantha Chang, 26 Aug 2014

Cell biology and EMF safety standards
USA Created: 2 Sep 2014
Abstract: Living cells react defensively and start to synthesize stress proteins when exposed to potentially harmful stimuli.

Electromagnetic fields (EMF) are among the many different environmental stimuli that initiate stress protein synthesis. Although there is greater energy transfer and heating due to EMF at higher frequencies, there is no greater stress response. The cellular stress response is far more sensitive to EMF than to an increase in temperature. It should be obvious that an EMF safety standard should be based on the more sensitive, natural biological response.
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Source: PubMed, Dr. Martin Blank, 25 Aug 2014

EMR Australia's latest newsletter
Australia Created: 1 Sep 2014
The latest news and science report – EMR and Health – is now available free online.

The June issue contains the important news and science about electromagnetic radiation, including:

- updates on three Australian standards
- evidence linking mobile phones with brain tumours and fertility problems
- precautions being applied in Europe and Israel
- stories, news and studies about electromagnetic hypersensitivity
- and much more.

Download it free from:

Many thanks and warm regards
Lyn McLean, Editor
EMR Australia PL
02 9576 1772
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Source: EMR Australia, Lyn McLean, 02 Sep 2014

Researcher finds way to hack most Wi-Fi routers in one try
USA Created: 1 Sep 2014
A researcher has refined an attack on wireless routers with poorly implemented versions of the Wi-Fi Protected Setup that allows someone to quickly gain access to a router's network.

The attack exploits weak randomization, or the lack of randomization, in a key used to authenticate hardware PINs on some implementations of Wi-Fi Protected Setup, allowing anyone to quickly collect enough information to guess the PIN using offline calculations. By calculating the correct PIN, rather than attempting to brute-force guess the numerical password, the new attack circumvents defenses instituted by companies.

While previous attacks require up to 11,000 guesses—a relatively small number—and approximately four hours to find the correct PIN to access the router's WPS functionality, the new attack only requires a single guess and a series of offline calculations, according to Dominique Bongard, reverse engineer and founder of 0xcite, a Swiss security firm.

"It takes one second," he said. "It's nothing. Bang. Done."

The problem affects the implementations provided by two chipset manufacturers, Broadcom and a second vendor whom Bongard asked not to be named until they have had a chance to remediate the problem. Broadcom did not provide a comment to Ars.

Because many router manufacturers use the reference software implementation as the basis for their customized router software, the problems affected the final products, Bongard said. Broadcom's reference implementation had poor randomization, while the second vendor used a special seed, or nonce, of zero, essentially eliminating any randomness.

The Wi-Fi Alliance could not confirm whether the products impacted by the attack were certified, according to spokeswoman Carol Carrubba.

"A vendor implementation that improperly generates random numbers is more susceptible to attack, and it appears as though this is the case with at least two devices," she said in a statement. "It is likely that the issue lies in the specific vendor implementations rather than the technology itself. As the published research does not identify specific products, we do not know whether any Wi-Fi certified devices are affected, and we are unable to confirm the findings."

The research, originally demonstrated at the PasswordsCon Las Vegas 2014 conference in early August, builds on previous work published by Stefan Viehböck in late 2011. Viehböck found a number of design flaws in Wi-Fi Protected Setup, but most significantly, he found that the PIN needed to complete the setup of a wireless router could be broken into smaller parts and each part attacked separately. By breaking down the key, the number of attempts an attacker would have to try before finding the key shrunk from an untenable 100 million down to a paltry 11,000—a significant flaw for any access-control technology.

Viehböck was not the only researcher to notice the flaws in the technology. Independently, Craig Heffner of Tactical Network Solutions discovered the issue and created a tool, Reaver, to use brute-force guessing of all 11,000 combinations to find the PIN. Ars Technica used the tool to confirm the original issue.

Bongard's updated attack exploits the lack of randomization in the nonce, a number used to create the pseudo-random inputs to calculate the keys.
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Source: Ars Technica, Robert Lemos, 30 Aug 2014

Professor Annie Sasco on causes and incidence of childhood cancer
United Kingdom Created: 29 Aug 2014
Following on from the last message, see an excellent presentation on causes and incidence of childhood cancer by Professor Annie Sasco from the Alliance of prevention and precaution for childhood cancer control. Presentation given at the international conference Childhood Cancer 2012.

SESSION 12 – What positive steps can be taken to reduce the risk of childhood cancer?
Chair: Professor Richard Stevens

See Prof.Sasco’s presentation by scrollong down to SESSION 12. “What positive steps can be taken to reduce the risk of childhood cancer?”. Her presentation is the first one for the session.

Presentation slides:
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Source: Don Maish/Agnes Ingvarsdottir

Most Australians don't know that brain cancer kills more children than any other disease
Australia Created: 28 Aug 2014
Two brave little girls – and their battle with Australia’s deadliest childhood disease: Eloise died at ten. Hana has endured invasive surgery. So why is just 3% of research cash spent on helping the children struck down by brain cancer?
* Most Australians don’t know that brain cancer kills more children than any other disease
* Only three per cent of National Health and Medical Research Council funding has gone towards brain cancer
* More high profile cancers like breast cancers and Leukemia received 11 per cent of all research funding
* Barrie Littlefield, who lost his 10-year-old daughter Eloise to brain cancer, urges the community to donate to help find a cure
There was nothing more precious in the world for Barrie Littlefield when his daughter was born. Eloise Littlefield was daddy’s little girl. The pair were inseparable up until the moment the 10-year-old was tragically taken away by what’s been described as the number one killer among Australian children – brain cancer. Eloise lost her battle to brain cancer in 2011. But her story isn’t one that’s unique. Australian neurosurgeon Charlie Teo says the disease kills more children than any other, yet nine out of 10 Australians are completely unaware of this statistic.

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Source: Don Maish/Agnes Ingvarsdottir

Cell Phone Radiation: 12 Tips To Protection
France Created: 25 Aug 2014
Cell phones emit pulsed digital radio frequency (RF) microwave radiation that penetrates our bodies. This radio frequency (RF) radiation which is produced by cell phones is the same type of energy that is generated by microwave ovens. Cell phones have never undergone pre-market safety testing or been properly scrutinized since being introduced. Our children are now being exposed over a lifetime.

In 2011 the World Health Organisation classified cell phone radiation as "possibly carcinogenic to humans". All wireless radio frequency transmissions as emitted by cell phones, cell towers, cordless phones, WiFi and the like are now considered as a possible cancer causing agent.

Research On (RF) Cell Phone Radiation

The cell phone industry has obscured the facts about RF radiation through lobbying and manipulating public opinion through its own biased research. If you look past the industry funded studies, it's clear that cell phone radiation is not only dangerous but potentially lethal. Cell phones have only been used in such high volume for a few years, the long term effects are worrying. Besides the industry funded research there is a plethora of well-researched documents highlighting illnesses caused by microwave RF radiation. The BioInitiative Report 2012 references thousands of independent studies.

Illnesses Linked To Cell Phone Radiation

There is a plethora of research linking cell phone radiation and similar wireless exposures to a long list of illnesses and diseases; heart attacks, brain tumours, cancer, DNA damage, arthritis, rheumatism, lymphatic diseases, vaginal discharge, leukaemia, memory loss, depression, miscarriage, infertility, sterility.

How To Protect Yourself:

1. Don’t allow children to use a cell phone for calling.
2. Limit calls to those that are absolutely necessary.
3. When dialing out don’t put your cell phone next to your ear until your correspondent has picked up the communication.
4. Avoid carrying your cell phone directly on your body.
5. Avoid making calls with a low signal as your cell phone will generate more radiation in an effort to compensate for it

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Source: Lloyd Burrell/Agnes Ingvarsdottir

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