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Electromagnetic hypersensitivity – an increasing challenge to the medical profession
Sweden Created: 21 Sep 2015
New research paper from Lena Hedendahl, Michael Carlberg & Lennart Hardell.


Background: In 1970, a report from the former Soviet Union described the “microwave syndrome” among military personnel, working with radio and radar equipment, who showed symptoms that included fatigue, dizziness, headaches, problems with concentration and memory, and sleep disturbances. Similar symptoms were found in the 1980s among Swedes working in front of cathode ray tube monitors, with symptoms such as flushing, burning, and tingling of the skin, especially on the face, but also headaches, dizziness, tiredness, and photosensitivity. The same symptoms are reported in Finns, with electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) being attributed to exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF). Of special concern is involuntary exposure to radiofrequency (RF)-EMF from different sources. Most people are unaware of this type of exposure, which has no smell, color, or visibility. There is an increasing concern that wireless use of laptops and iPads in Swedish schools, where some have even abandoned textbooks, will exacerbate the exposure to EMF.

Methods: We have surveyed the literature on different aspects of EHS and potential adverse health effects of RF-EMF. This is exemplified by case reports from two students and one teacher who developed symptoms of EHS in schools using Wi-Fi.

Results: In population-based surveys, the prevalence of EHS has ranged from 1.5% in Sweden to 13.3% in Taiwan. Provocation studies on EMF have yielded different results, ranging from where people with EHS cannot discriminate between an active RF signal and placebo, to objectively observed changes following exposure in reactions of the pupil, changes in heart rhythm, damage to erythrocytes, and disturbed glucose metabolism in the brain. The two students and the teacher from the case reports showed similar symptoms, while in school environments, as those mentioned above.

Discussion: Austria is the only country with a written suggestion to guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of EMF-related health problems. Apart from this, EHS is not recognized as a specific diagnosis in the rest of the world, and no established treatment exists.

Conclusion: It seems necessary to give an International Classification of Diseases to EHS to get it accepted as EMF-related health problems. The increasing exposure to RF-EMF in schools is of great concern and needs better attention. Longer-term health effects are unknown. Parents, teachers, and school boards have the responsibility to protect children from unnecessary exposure.
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Source: Reviews on Environmental Health, Hardell et al., 15 Sep 2015

Phone Radiation is a Hotline to Brain Cancer: Researcher
Australia Created: 18 Sep 2015
A highly respected Australian doctor, currently in remission from brain cancer, is speaking out on his belief that radiation from wifi, cell phones and their towers is a major factor in increasing brain cancer rates.

Dr. John Tickell is attempting to raise awareness and is calling for more funding for brain cancer research, as it has become the number one most deadly cancer for young people in Australia. According to the Australian government, there are 35 new cases of the cancer discovered each week with four out of five cases being fatal in the first five years.

"Leukaemia was once the leading causes of cancer deaths in Australia for under 40s but it now has a five-year survival rate of over 80 per cent. Breast cancer is around 90 cent compared to brain cancer which is around 20 per cent," Tickell told the Herald Sun.

The Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association is denying any detrimental health effects from their radiation, but the World Health Organization has recently upgraded the radiation threat to category B2, meaning "possibly carcinogenic."

"You can say you can't prove it — in my mind it is proven looking at the studies that are unfunded by industry," he said.

The largest study to take place so far was conducted among 5000 cancer patients. The study found that there was no increased risk of overall cancer, but cellphone use was linked to patients having a 40% increased likeliness of developing Glioma, a common type of brain cancer.

Tickell also blasted the United States’ Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and the fact that they have seemingly left all investigation to the telecommunications companies themselves.

"The telco-funded studies say they’re safe but the FCC has not done any tests on radiation from phones in 20 years," Tickell lamented.

"There's a million more times radiation in the air today than there was fifty years ago — that is frightening," he said.
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Source: Sputnik News, 12 May 2015

Government Considering Increasing Public Exposure to Radiation
USA Created: 18 Sep 2015
KARL GROSSMAN, kgrossman at hamptons.com
Professor of journalism at the State University of New York/College at Old Westbury, Grossman is author of Cover Up: What You Are Not Supposed to Know About Nuclear Power and The Wrong Stuff: The Space’s Program’s Nuclear Threat to Our Planet. He just wrote the piece “‘Radiation is Good for You!’ and Other Tall Tales of the Nuclear Industry.”

The piece states: “The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission is considering a move to eliminate the ‘Linear No-Threshold’ (LNT) basis of radiation protection that the U.S. has used for decades and replace it with the ‘radiation hormesis’ theory — which holds that low doses of radioactivity are good for people.

“‘The change is being pushed by a group of pro-nuclear fanatics — there is really no other way to describe them,’ charges the Nuclear Information and Resource Service (NIRS) based near Washington, D.C.

“’If implemented, the hormesis model would result in needless death and misery,’ says Michael Mariotte, NIRS president. The current U.S. requirement that nuclear plant operators reduce exposures to the public to ‘as low as reasonably achievable’ would be ‘tossed out the window. Emergency planning zones would be significantly reduced or abolished entirely. Instead of being forced to spend money to limit radiation releases, nuclear utilities could pocket greater profits. In addition, adoption of the radiation model by the NRC would throw the entire government’s radiation protection rules into disarray, since other agencies, like the EPA, also rely on the LNT model.'”

Grossman notes the work of various advocates of increased radiation exposure by the public: “Dr. T. D. Luckey — a biochemistry professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia and visiting scientist at Argonne National Laboratory … authored the book Hormesis and Ionizing Radiation and Radiation Hormesis and numerous articles. … A 2011 story in the St. Louis Post Dispatchquoted Dr. Luckey as saying ‘if we get more radiation, we’d live a more healthful life.’”

Grossman notes the scientific consensus runs totally counter to this: “As chair of the BEIR [Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation] VII committee, Dr. Richard Monson, associate dean of the Harvard School of Public Health, said in 2005 on issuance of its report: ‘The scientific research base shows that there is no threshold of exposure below which low levels of ionizing radiation can be demonstrated to be harmless or beneficial.’

“A European expert on radioactivity, Dr. Ian Fairlie, who as an official in the British government worked on radiation risks and has been a consultant on radiation matters to the European Parliament and other government entities, has presented detailed comments to the NRC on the petitions that it drop LNT and adopt the hormesis theory.

“Dr. Fairlie says ‘the scientific evidence for the LNT is plentiful, powerful and persuasive.’ He summarizes many studies done in Europe and the United States including BEIR VII. As to the petitions to the NRC, ‘my conclusion is that they do not merit serious consideration.’ They ‘appear to be based on preconceptions or even ideology, rather than the scientific evidence which points in the opposite direction.'”

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Source: Agnes Ingvarsdottir

Three beats EE to launch UK's first 4G mobile voice service
United Kingdom Created: 17 Sep 2015
Three has launched a new service called 4G Super Voice that allows customers to make voice calls over 4G – improving indoor coverage
Three UK has introduced a new technology that it claims will allow mobile signals to travel much further into buildings and reach more rural areas, removing many of the current coverage "blackspots" across the country.

Although around 4.5 million people subscribe to Three's 4G network for data services, they previously had to drop to 3G when they made regular phone calls. The downside of this was that 3G doesn't penetrate very far into buildings, so indoor coverage was often poor.

The new service, called 4G Super Voice, will enable Three to carry voice calls over its 4G network, using voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) technology. This means that customers will be able to make calls, send texts and get online in places that previously had poor or no signal.

4G Super Voice is made possible by the addition of low-frequency 800 MHz spectrum to the Three network, following the 4G auction in 2013. The 800 MHz spectrum has shorter wavelengths than Three's spectrum at 1800MHz, meaning it is better at penetrating through walls.

"Indoor coverage across the industry is always the hardest problem to solve, so all networks, whether it's 2G, 3G or 4G will always have coverage blackspots," said Bryn Jones, Chief Technology Officer at Three.

By Sophie Curtis
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Source: Agnes Ingvarsdottir

Aust. Conference: Wireless Devices: Risk, Regulation, Compliance and Liability
Australia Created: 15 Sep 2015
Aust. Conference: Wireless Devices: Risk, Regulation, Compliance and Liability
September 14, 2015 in -
This conference takes place at the University of New South Wales (Australia) on 14 October 2015. There is a good line up of speakers (below). Unfortunately I will not be able to attend but I highly recommend attending for those who can make it. With the rapid roll-out of WiFi, smart meters, NBN towers, The Internet of Things, etc., etc., based on suspect health science (Hi Dr. Karl), the legal implications are a potential “Pandora’s Box” for the industry and government. An event not to be missed!

Topic 1 Regulation of Non-ionising Radiation: Issues and Terminology
Speaker Mr PAUL WENTWORTH, Lawyer, Course Convenor UNSW Law

Topic 2 Children’s and workers’ exposure to radiofrequencies: international approaches to policy and advice
Speaker DR MARY REDMAYNE, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Population Health Research on Electromagnetic Energy, Monash University

Topic 3 EMR Biological and Health Effects: Summary of Some Key Findings
Speaker DR PRIYANKA BANDARA, Molecular Biologist, Member of Advisory Board of Environmental Health Trust USA, Doctors for Safer Schools.

Topic 4 Immunologist’s View of the Risk to Human Body when exposed to new levels of EMR
Speaker Associate Professor RAY KEARNEY OAM Immunologist, Department of Infectious Diseases and Immunology, Department of Medicine, University of Sydney

Topic 5 Potential Legal Issues for Employers
Speakers JENNE TZAVARAS, Partner, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers and DAVID ANDERSEN, Partner, HWL Ebsworth Lawyers

Topic 6 Case Study The panel will consider the issues raised earlier in the morning in the context of a case study concerning the use of a wifi network in a school and the affect it has on a student who has Electro-Hypersensitivity Syndrome (EHS).


Level 6, 1 O’Connell St
Sydney NSW 2000


Register online:
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Source: Don Maish/Agnes Ingvarsdotir

The Tory plan to scrap the Human Rights Act confirmed in Parliament
United Kingdom Created: 13 Sep 2015
The Government will publish its plans to replace the Human Rights Act in the autumn of this year, ministers have confirmed.

Asked in the House of Commons when the detailed plan for the Government’s “British Bill of Rights” would be made public, Dominic Raab said it would be available soon.

“We will bring forward proposals on a bill of rights this autumn, they will be subject to full consultation. The preparation is going well,” the justice minister said.

Mr Raab said the bill would give the UK Supreme Court supremacy over the European Court of Human Rights and give “a greater respect for the legislative role for honourable members in this place” – referring to MPs.

The minister responded to suggestions that the British Bill of Rights was being rushed by stating that the old legislation it was replacing had also been rushed.

“The Human Rights Act was itself rushed, there was no period of consultation, it was introduced to parliament in just six months and that’s one of the reasons it proved flawed in practice,” he said.

“We will take our time to get it right, we will take on board all the views that have been expressed and we want to restore some balance to our human rights regime and that’s what a bill of rights will do.”

It is not clear whether giving the UK Supreme Court supremacy over the European Court of Human Rights is compatible with membership of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Justice Secretary Michael Gove had previously suggested that proposals would be brought forward in the Autumn. The scrapping of the plan is being spearheaded by Mr Gove.

The Scottish Government has said it will try to stop the UK Government from repealing the Human Rights Act

“I oppose the repeal of the Human Rights Act, I think it’s an appalling thing to be doing,” Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said shortly after the election.

The Conservatives promised to repeal the Human Rights Act in their manifesto in this year’s general election.

The Act allows British citizens to raise human rights concerns in British courts rather than having to go to the European Court of Human Rights.

It also requires all public authorities to obey the European Convention on Human Rights.
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Source: The Independent, Jon Stone, 08 Sep 2015

Conference: Wireless Technology and Public Health: Health and Environmental Hazards in a Wireless World
USA Created: 12 Sep 2015
Saturday, October 10, 2015 | 9AM – 1PM, Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041, Sponsor: Santa Clara County Medical Alliance Foundation.

Are wireless devices making us ill?

Join Dr. Joel Moskowitz, Director of the Center for Family and Community Health, U.C. Berkeley School of Public Health, and seven other experts to learn about the current scientific research regarding electromagnetic frequencies and their impact on biological systems. We will hear why 200 international scientists recently called for safer wireless radiation standards.

Panelists will discuss links to autism, cancer, infertility, effects on wildlife,as well as best practices with cell phone safety and wi-fi precautions.

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Source: Don Maisch/Agnes Ingvarsdotir

Abandoned: Government's £150 million mobile mast scheme which failed to eliminate rural 'not spots'
United Kingdom Created: 12 Sep 2015
A £150 million government programme to eliminate mobile phone 'not spots' is to be abandoned after years of delay.

The Mobile Infrastructure Project was announced by Chancellor George Osborne nearly four years ago with the aim of building hundreds of masts in rural areas.

But the scheme has made slow progress amid problems finding workable transmission routes and landlords willing to host masts - as well as objections by local councils.

Now Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has admitted that as few as 40 masts will be erected by the time the project is due to wrap up next March.

The admission threatens to leave a pledge to deliver mobile phone coverage to 60,000 more remote premises across the UK - out of 80,000 in known 'not-spots' - in tatters.

Mr Whittingdale said: "The Mobile Infrastructure Project is continuing until the end of the financial year and is, I hope, going to deliver at least 40 masts.

"But it's proved more challenging than was initially understood - the operators have run into a lot of difficulties.

"The initial prediction of how many masts we could get has, we have had to accept, come down."

The comments were made to the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, whose Conservative chairman Jesse Norman replied: "Yes, you're not kidding."

Mr Norman, whose committee also questioned progress delivering superfast broadband to rural areas, suggested people in the countryside were losing out from a "two stream system".

But Mr Whittingdale said people had to accept that in some parts of the country, including Scotland, there were "mountains we can't get around".

The Mobile Infrastructure Project (MIP), unveiled by the Chancellor at the 2011 Conservative conference, was described as a key element in ensuring Britain is "a leading digital economy".

Two years ago, ministers promised it would "help connect rural communities, create local jobs and contribute to economic growth".

The "infrastructure and media services company" Arqiva was appointed to deliver the project and the big four mobile network operators pledged to provide their services.

The £150m fund was intended to pay for the infrastructure, while the mobile phone companies funded each site's operating costs for a 20-year lifespan.

With around 200 homes reached by each of the first masts erected, a few hundred were likely to be required for 60,000 premises.

In Scotland alone, 85 'not spots' were identified.

The completion date had already been put back from this year to March 2016, before Mr Whittingdale signalled it would be wound up next year.

It is understood that - in addition to the seven "live masts" - contracts have been signed for a further 24 sites.

The Government also believes a legally-binding landmark with the mobile phone giants - to guarantee coverage across 90 per cent of the UK - can cut mobile not-spots by two-thirds.

On MIP, a spokesman for the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) said: "This government is investing in mobile infrastructure, making sure more households have better mobile coverage, and that people in rural areas are not left behind.

"Providing services for remote areas can be extremely complex but, as construction has begun on more and more sites, the rollout will gather speed."
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Source: Western Morning News, Rob Merrick, 11 Sep 2015

Talk to be held on effects of wireless technology on health
United Kingdom Created: 10 Sep 2015
RESIDENTS from Stroud district are invited to an awareness and advice event about the effects of wireless technology on health.

Speakers include Barrie Trower, a retired military specialist involved in all aspects of 'microwave warfare', Brian Stein and Dr Andrew Tresidder.

Dr Tresidder visiter Stroud last October to give a talk on the subject.

The event will be held at Compton Dundon Village Hall , Somerset, on Sunday September 26 from 10.30am to 5pm.

Tickets are available from Peter Gane on 01935 423002 or Foresight-Preconception on 01275 878953.
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Source: Stroud News and Journal, Saul Cooke-Black, 09 Sep 2015

Mother who kept her phone in her bra every day for 10 YEARS is convinced it caused her terminal breast cancer
United Kingdom Created: 10 Sep 2015
Mother who kept her phone in her bra every day for 10 YEARS is convinced it caused her terminal breast cancer.

Wendy Holt, 51, kept her phone in her bra so it would be within easy reach
Was devastated to be diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer
Says radiation from her phone caused it as she has no history of cancer
The cancer has returned to her lymph nodes and she may not live past 53

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Source: By Anna Hodgekiss for MailOnline

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