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ICNIRP standard for baby monitors
Uganda Created: 5 Sep 2011
Did you know that the ICNIRP have a standard level for baby monitors?
On page 8 the ICNIRP standard for baby monitors: 28- 61 V/m
http://www.ucc.co.ug/emf/emfprez/GSMA_Rowley_200911_EMF_Uganda.pdf
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Source: Iris Atzmon/Agnes Ingvarsdottir

E-smog could be causing your illness
Uganda Created: 11 Jan 2010
Have you turned your bedroom into a theatre of sorts? With a huge TV screen, computer, music system, mobile phones e. t. c.?
You are unknowingly exposing yourself to the dangerous E-smog.
According to www.esmog-responders.com, Electro smog (or esmog) refers to the huge amount of electromagnetic fields (EMF) present literally everywhere on this planet. Every electrical and magnetic device causes E-smog.
E-smog creates an artificial stress situation in the bio-system which, in turn, affects the metabolism as well as hormone production. A person’s individual stress tolerance, which varies from person to person, determines the outbreak of an E-smog related disease.
Symptoms associated with electro sensitivity (ES) or electro hypersensitivity (EHS) a health condition caused by E-smog according to www.biodisc2u.com include:
. Headaches
. Disruptive sleep patterns
. Chronic fatigue
. Depression
. Hypersensitivity and erratic body pressure
. Skin disorders
. Behavioural patterns in children
. Disorder of fertility/ virility
. Problems with genetic constitution
. Increased rate of cancer
These effects take anything between 10-20 years to manifest, although in some they can appear immediately.

What helps?
Some people believe that disconnecting electrical devices makes it safe to have them in a room, but scientists have discovered that that too does not help since monitors and TV sets take many hours to discharge entirely.
As an immediate way out, consider moving all electrical equipment from bedrooms.

Many people hoard electric appliances long after they have stopped functioning.
Unknowingly such people are piling up stocks of dangerous unseen smoke.

Promoters of the bio-disc, say the device has a huge potential of fighting off E-smog. Get yourself one and you will benefit from for example bio disc energised water, which when sprayed on the forehead can reduce headache caused by E-smog from computers.

The E-smog protection pendant according to www.symbinature.com protects its user from electro-smog generated by electrical power, electrical appliances (TV, computers, engines, heating, etc.) as well as cordless and cellular phones. With the Pendant, the debilitating radiation caused by electro-smog is transformed into revitalising radiation.

Walter Laufs, an outstanding researcher, physicist, inventor and naturopath from Germany came up with WillauTronic using Transponder Chip Technology, a wide variety of E-Smog protection products that harmonise the negative information from EMF & neutralise the effects from harmful radiation. His inventions include the mobile phone e-smog chip, cordless phone e-smog chip, area neutraliser e-smog chip, microwave esmog chip, computer esmog chip and a television esmog chip among others.

Jomona International too came up with the E-smog harmony, a biologically informed sticker in 2008. The information induced onto the harmony sticker forms something like a barrier around the human body while phoning. It is similar to a filter which greatly reduces the negative biological effects and thus reduces stress to the human body while phoning.

Whether the handy chip is helpful or not, only time and more researches will tell.
Esmog should not be confused with e-smoke; e-smoke is an electronic cigarette believed to help smokers quit.
http://www.observer.ug/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6698:e-smog-could-be-causing-your-illness&catid=58:health-living&Itemid=89

Health& Living
Written by Irene Kiiza
ikiiza@observer.ug
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Source: sylvie

The W.H.O "no risk" Roadshow now on tour in Africa
Uganda Created: 11 Nov 2009
A group of researchers from the World Health Organisation told a conference in Kampala yesterday that multiple studies and reviews over the years had dispelled fears that the emissions could have a negative effect on mobile phone users or people living in the vicinity of the masts.

Public worries

With the telecommunications industry in Uganda increasing rapidly--currently standing at five service providers--many people were concerned about the possible health effects of the emissions.

Emilie Van Deventer, the researchers' leader, said emissions from phones and masts known as Electro Magnetic Field (EMF) are not as harmful as ultra violet rays (from the sun) known to cause cancer, X-rays (used in labs) that can harm born tissue or radon rays known to be a major cause of lung cancer.

According to the researchers, EMF rays belong to a category of Non Ionizing Radiations which though scientifically defined as rays, do not have enough energy to break human cells.

But just before you celebrate--the researchers left some room for doubt, saying there could be gaps in the study but not significant ones.

"Changes in technology give room for further research on the effects of these rays although chances of danger are minimal" Dr Deventer said. "There are newer mobile phones whose emotions are higher than before and also usage has changed. These days phones can be answered from a distance, these changes require more research."

The Permanent Secretary in the ICT ministry, Mr Pat J Samaanya, said the clarification was meant to enlighten the public following numerous queries.

The Uganda Communications Commission said it was encouraging service providers to share masts, much as there is no law regulating how they are set up. Sections of the public have complained about congesting masts in specific areas.
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Source: AllAfrica, Flavia Lanyero, 06 Nov 2009

Phone masts safe - environment body
Uganda Created: 24 Mar 2008
TELECOMMUNICATION masts do not pose a serious health threat, the executive director of the National Environmental Management Authority, has assured Ugandans.

“Scientific information available is that radiation from the masts is so low compared to other radiation received such as the one from mobile telephones,” Aryamanya Mugisha told the parliamentary committee on Information, Communication Technology on Thursday.

The committee, chaired by Edward Baliddawa, told Mugisha that they had received complaints from residents of Kyambogo, Mbuya, Amagoro in Tororo, Kumi, Mbale and Gulu that masts were being erected without the consent of local communities.

The residents, he said, had also complained that they had not been sensitised about the effect of the masts on their health.

Aryamanya had also been invited to the committee to explain why his organisation takes long to approve applications by telecommunication companies operating in Uganda regarding erection of masts.

Peter Mwesigwa, the Uganda Communications Commission technical manager said they would come up with guidelines to have the telecommunications companies share masts wherever technically feasible.
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Source: Sunday Vision, Joyce Namutebi & Paul Kiwuuwa, 22 Mar 2008

Jesus appears atop mobile phone mast
Uganda Created: 22 Feb 2007
Large crowds gathered yesterday around a mobile phone mast in the northern Ugandan town of Gulu after locals spotted Jesus Christ atop the structure, Kampala's The Monitor reports.
Witness Eric Odongo, who claimed he "first saw clouds on top of the mast and that Jesus appeared to be standing amidst clouds", told the paper: "I saw Jesus standing on top of the mast. He was standing between two people and was putting on a white cloth. His hair was black."

The mast was soon surrounded by an excited mob, looking to cop an Ash Wednesday eyeful of Jesus, with some exclaiming: "Come, come, come look over there, between those two bars, do you see him, do you see him...? He [Jesus] is standing between those two bars."
Reporters attending the scene sadly failed to confirm the sighting. Herbert Omoding, the local assistant engineer for telecoms outfit MTN, which operates the mast, admitted he'd "seen nothing unusual".
Gulu's Anglican bishop Nelson Onono Onweng recounted: "I was nearby when a young man came telling us that Jesus had been sighted on the MTN mast. We all laughed him off but when I was leaving the town I saw thousands of people around the mast."
He added: "The Bible does not tell us when Jesus will appear. It does not tell us that he will appear on a mast or on a mango tree. So I don't believe in the whole thing." ®

*Our comments*
Of course the Telecom staff did'nt notice anything - nothing is sacred to those people.
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Source: The Register, Lester Haines, 22 Feb 2007 (w. comment by Henrik Eiriksson, mast-victims.org)

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