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|Skolans svar på mobilstöket – har infört ”mobilhotell”|
|Norway||Created: 14 May 2016|
En högstadieskola i Norge har infört mobilförbud under skoldagen. Varje morgon tvingas eleverna lägga sina telefoner i ett ”mobilhotell”.
– Många av eleverna tycker att det är skönt att de slipper vara inloggade på sociala medier hela tiden, säger skolans rektor till norska Dagbladet.
Ål Ungdomsskole i Norge har sedan årskiftet infört en mobilfri skola. Varje klassrum har installerat ”mobilhotell” – där barnen får lägga ifrån sig sina telefoner.
– Förut var det skärmar överallt på rasten och de tog all uppmärksamhet hos eleverna. Men nu blir de nästan tvungna att prata med varandra, säger Mari Halde Andersson som är lärare på skolan, till norska Dagbladet.
Först väckte initiativet motstånd hos högstadieeleverna, men nu ska attityderna ha ändrats.
– Mitt intryck är att många av eleverna tycker att det är skönt att de slipper vara inloggade på sociala medier hela tiden, säger skolans rektor Anne Marie Stokkedal.
Mobilförbudet ska ha kommit på tal efter att eleverna bland annat känt obehag inför att äta mat i skolmatsalen – av rädsla för att bli fotograferade.
Hyllas av norska föräldrar
Det är inte bara skolans personal som gillar mobilhotellet – tilltaget har även hyllats av föräldrar.
"Borde vara en självklarhet på alla skolor", skriver en förälder på Dagbladets Facebooksida.
Själva "hotellet" består av en trälåda där varje mobil har ett eget fack.
– För studenterna är det viktigt att telefonerna förvaras säkert, säger rektorn till Dagbladet.
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|Source: Aftonbladet, 06 Feb 2016|
|Joel Moskowitz comments on Simon Chapman’s mobile phone 'all-clear' study|
|Australia||Created: 14 May 2016|
Joel’s comments, 14 May 2016: This study seems designed to serve as propaganda for the public debate about whether cell phone radiation is a cancer risk factor. The study’s lead author, Simon Chapman, published an opinion piece online (see below) in which he accused Devra Davis of being an “alarmist” for her position in this debate.
Yesterday, Medscape, a website that “offers specialists, primary care physicians, and other health professionals the Web’s most robust and integrated medical information and educational tools,” published a story about the study. The article cited Simon Chapman and John Boice, Jr. who supported the study’s conclusions, and Lennart Hardell who raised concerns. Since I have concerns about the study and do not believe the Medscape article was balanced, I sent Medscape my comments. See the Medscape article which appears below along with my comments in red (BOLD in this posting).
*SNIP* read the entire article via the source link below...
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|Source: EMFacts, Don Maisch / Joel Moskowitz, 14 May 2016|
|Microwaves and effects on Thyroid function|
|United Kingdom||Created: 12 May 2016|
Electromagnetic radiation, obesity and chronic fatigue, and, the effect of electromagnetic radiation on the body's brain, respiratory and skin barriers – Dr Andrew Goldsworthy explains the links.
Two extracts from Dr Goldsworthy's much longer paper, The biological effects of weak electromagnetic fields – problems and solutions.
Electromagnetic radiation, obesity and chronic fatigue
Gland cells (thyroid, adrenal etc) may be particularly sensitive to radiation because their secretions are normally produced in internal membrane systems, which can also be damaged.
Their secretions are usually released in vesicles (bubbles of membrane) that fuse with the external cell membrane and disgorge their contents to the outside (exocytosis). The vesicle membrane then becomes part of the external membrane. The resulting excess external membrane is counterbalanced by the reverse process (endocytosis) in which the external membrane buds off vesicles to the inside of the cell, which then fuse with the internal membranes.
In this way, an active gland cell may internalise the equivalent of its entire surface membrane about once every half an hour. This means that if the surface membrane is damaged directly by the fields or by electromagnetically conditioned blood, the damaged membrane will rapidly become part of the internal membrane system, upon which its normal glandular activity depends. If the damage is too severe, the cell concerned may lose its normal function. We are now seeing increasing evidence of this.
Electromagnetic effects on the thyroid gland and the endocrine system
Although electromagnetic fields frequently stimulate glandular activity in the short term, long term exposure is often harmful in that the gland ceases to work properly. This is particularly serious for the glands of the endocrine system (those that coordinate our bodily functions) since it can affect many aspects of metabolism and throw the whole body out of kilter.
An example of this is the thyroid gland, which is in an exposed position in the front of the neck. Rajkovic et al. (2003) showed that after three months exposure to power line frequencies, the thyroid glands of rats showed visible signs of deterioration. They also lost their ability to produce the thyroid hormones, which they did not recover even after the fields were switched off. Esmekaya et al. (2010) found a similar visible deterioration of the thyroid gland in rats exposed to simulated 2G cell phone radiation for 20 minutes a day for three weeks. Eskander et al. (2012) found that people living for six years within 100 metres of a cell phone base station showed a highly significant loss in their ability to produce thyroid hormones. The expected consequence of this is hypothyroidism, the most frequent symptoms of which are fatigue and obesity.
Cell phone-induced obesity can trigger many other illnesses
It may not be a coincidence that about a quarter of a million UK citizens are now suffering from what is being diagnosed as chronic fatigue syndrome, and about eight out of ten are either overweight or clinically obese. The consequences of obesity include diabetes, gangrene, high blood pressure, cardiac problems, renal failure and cancer. Between them, they cause a great deal of human suffering and cost the nation’s economy a great deal of money. If just a fraction of this is due to microwave telecommunications, the cell phone companies will have a lot to answer for.
Electromagnetic effects on the adrenal gland
Augner et al. (2010) in a double blind study (where neither the subject nor the person recording the results knows whether the radiation is switched on or off) showed that short-term exposure to the radiation from a 2G (GSM) cell phone base station increased the cortisol level in the saliva of human volunteers. Cortisol is a stress hormone that is normally produced in the cortex of the adrenal glands and is controlled by the calcium level in its cells (Davies et al. 1985) so electromagnetically-induced membrane leakage letting more calcium into the cytosol should also have this effect.
Cortisol is part of a mechanism that puts the body into a “fight or flight” mode, in which more sugar is released into the blood, sensitivity to pain is reduced and the immune system is suppressed. In fact, cortisol and its relatives are used medicinally to relieve pain and also to suppress the immune system after transplant surgery. However, when exposure to base station radiation does it, it is not good news since the suppression of the immune system will also increase the risk of infection and of developing tumours from precancerous cells that might otherwise have been destroyed.
Buchner and Eger (2011) studied the effect of a newly installed 2G cell phone base station on villagers in Bavaria and found that it caused a long-lived increase in the production of adrenalin. This is an important neurotransmitter which acts on adrenergic receptors to increase the calcium concentration in the cytosol. It is also synthesised in the adrenal medulla in response to signals from the sympathetic nervous system. Adrenalin also puts the body into fight or flight mode by diverting resources from the smooth muscles of the gut to the heart muscle and the skeletal muscles needed for flight or combat. It addition, it stimulates the production of cortisol by the adrenal cortex, with all that that implies.
Some people get pleasure from the “adrenalin rush” caused by doing energetic or dangerous things, and this could be a contributory factor to the addictive nature of cell phones. However, on the down side, known effects of excess adrenalin include, headaches, cardiac arrhythmia, high blood pressure, tremors, anxiety and inability to sleep. These results confirm and explain some of the findings of Abdel-Rassoul et al. (2007) who found that people living near cell towers (masts) had significantly increases in headaches, memory loss, dizziness, tremors and poor sleep.
The effect of electromagnetic radiation on the body's tight brain, respiratory and skin junction barriers
Tight junction barriers are layers of cells where the gaps between them are sealed by tight-junctions to prevent materials leaking around their sides. They protect all of our body surfaces from the entry of unwanted materials and often protect one part of the body from being unduly influenced by the others. For example, the blood-brain barrier prevents toxins entering the brain from the bloodstream.
Normally, these barriers are closed but they are programmed to open if calcium ions enter their cells. This was demonstrated by Kan and Coleman (1988) who showed that the calcium ionophore A23187 (a substance that lets calcium ions leak into cells) opened tight junction barriers in the liver. The electromagnetic opening of the blood-liver barrier could be a contributory factor to the current outbreak of liver disease in the UK in the under forties (the cell phone generation), which is at present being blamed on alcohol abuse.
Since all tight junction barriers have basically the same design, unscheduled calcium entry resulting from electromagnetic exposure is likely to open all of them in much the same way. The opening of our tight junction barriers by electromagnetic fields can account for many modern illnesses, ranging from asthma to multiple allergies and Alzheimer’s disease.
The blood-brain barrier and early dementia
The blood-brain barrier normally prevents possibly toxic large molecules from the bloodstream entering the brain. The radiation from cell phones, even at one hundredth of the permitted SAR value, can open the blood brain barrier in rats so that protein molecules as large as albumin could enter their brains (Persson et al. 1997). Later experiments by Salford et al. (2003) showed that this was associated with the death of neurons.
We would not expect an immediate effect because the brain has spare capacity, but prolonged or repeated exposure to cell phone or similar radiation would be expected to cause a progressive loss of functional neurons and result in early dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in humans.
The extreme sensitivity of the blood-brain barrier to the radiation could mean that even sitting close to someone using a cell phone could affect you too. It may not be too surprising to find that early onset Alzheimer’s disease is now on the increase in modern society.
The respiratory barrier and asthma
Di et al. (2011) showed that exposure to weak ELF electromagnetic fields during pregnancy increased the risk of asthma in the offspring (they did not test microwaves). This can be explained by the radiation removing structural calcium from the cells of the tight junction barrier lining the respiratory tract, which then opens.
This is supported by the findings of Chu et al. (2001) who showed that either low levels of external calcium or the addition of EGTA, both of which would remove structural calcium ions from cell surfaces, caused massive increases in its electrical conductance (a measure of its permeability to ions) and also to its permeability to much larger virus particles. We would therefore expect many allergens to enter by the same route and predispose the child to asthma.
The skin barrier, allergies and multiple chemical sensitivities
The skin tight junction barrier is in the stratum granulosum, which is the outermost layer of living skin cells just underneath the many layers of dead cells (Borgens et al. 1989). Also, Furuse et al. (2002) showed that mutant mice deficient in Claudin-1 (a vital component of the sealing mechanism) died within a day of birth and their skin barriers were permeable to molecules as large as 600D, which is enough to admit many unwanted foreign materials, including potential allergens.
In humans, this could be the basis of multiple chemical sensitivities, where people have become allergic to a wide range of chemicals, although they leave most of us unaffected. People suffering from multiple chemical sensitivities are often also electromagnetically intolerant and many of their symptoms are very similar.
Virtually all of our body surfaces are protected by cells with tight junctions, including the nasal mucosa (Hussar et al. 2002), the lungs (Weiss et al. 2003) and the lining of the gut (Arrieta et al. 2006). An electromagnetically-induced increase in the permeability of any of these would allow the more rapid entry into the body of a whole range of foreign materials, including allergens, toxins and carcinogens.
Loss of barrier tightness can trigger autoimmune diseases
An electromagnetically-induced increase in the permeability of any of the tight- junction barriers has been linked to the occurrence of autoimmune diseases, in which lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell) of the immune system attack the body’s own components as if they were foreign materials or pathogens.
The immune system is quite complicated but basically the lymphocytes are trained and selected before they mature to recognise the body’s own cells, normally present in the bloodstream, by virtue of a chemical pattern on their surfaces (the major histocompatibility complex).
B-lymphocytes make specific antibodies that combine with foreign cells and materials that do not have this chemical pattern. This both inactivates them and marks them for ingestion and digestion by phagocytes (another type of white blood cell).
T-lymphocytes, on the other hand, kill the body’s own cells if they are infected with a virus. In both cases, the presence of the foreign material or infected cell triggers the rapid multiplication of lymphocytes that have been selected to recognise them. They can then attack it in force.
However, if the substance concerned belongs to the body itself but is normally prevented from entering the bloodstream by a tight-junction barrier such as the blood- brain barrier, when that barrier opens, it increases the likelihood of its leaking unfamiliar materials into the bloodstream and triggering an autoimmune response.
For example, Grigoriev et al (2010) showed that 30 days exposure to unmodulated 2450MHz microwave radiation triggered a small but significant increase in anti-brain antibodies in the blood of rats. In other words, the radiation had sensitised the body’s immune system to one or more components of its own brain, which could then result in an autoimmune attack on the brain and/or nervous system. An example of an autoimmune disease of the brain is Graves disease in which the pituitary gland (at the base of the brain) is affected.
In addition, an increase in the permeability of the gut barrier has been linked to several other autoimmune diseases, including type-1 diabetes, Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, multiple sclerosis and irritable bowel syndrome (Arrieta et al. 2006).
For references see Dr Goldsworthy's main paper here:
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|Source: FoodsMatter, Dr Andrew Goldsworthy, 12 May 2016|
|Parents fight against mobile phone mast near school|
|Ireland||Created: 11 May 2016|
Concerned parents and local residents are protesting against plans to erect a mobile phone mast near a primary school in south Dublin.
(MV Editors note: be sure to watch the campaign video on the source link!)
Vodafone have applied for planning permission to install a mast on the roof of Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology (IADT) which is close to Monkstown Educate Together National School in Dublin.
A campaign against the plan has been launched by opposing parents and locals, including folk singer Christy Moore, who say they will “use every legal means possible” to get the mobile phone company to relocate the mast.
The parents’ group claim the mast will put 438 young children, teachers and the wider parent community at risk as the school “falls within the beam of maximum intensity”.
Spokesperson for the group Brian Healy explained: “There is mounting scientific evidence across many countries and agencies with regard to the safe placement of masts away from schools, with countries such as New Zealand, Sweden, Italy, Australia and parts of the US banning them from such areas.
“Questions have been raised whether placing mobile phone towers so close to a school where young children, and indeed their teachers, are continuously present for at least seven hours-a-day, is putting them in potential danger.
“It was once felt that the effects of cigarette smoking and second-hand smoke exposure was inconclusive. The consequences are now well known – too late for many children exposed to second-hand smoke.”
A report from the Department of Environment conducted in 2007 concluded that the majority scientific opinion was that “no adverse short or long-term effects have been demonstrated from exposure to electromagnetic fields at levels below the limits recommended by the International Commission on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).”
However the parents say the ICNIRP guidelines are “out of date” and do not cover “long-term low-level exposure to microwaves” which they claim can cause DNA damage potentially leading to cancers; signal pulsing causing or worsening epilepsy; tinnitus and hearing problems; and headaches.
In response to the concerns, a spokesperson for Vodafone Ireland said: “We would like to assure you that we adhere to all planning and regulation guidelines and have followed due process in relation to Monkstown Educate Together National School at all stages of the planning process, including consultation with the school.
“Dun Laoghaire Rathdown initially granted the planning application and we will continue to work closely with the authorities in relation to the site.
“The need for the mast came about because of an increase in demand, both from local businesses and new housing developments.
“An increase in coverage was found to be needed to ensure that all local customers could access the services they rely on.”
The parents’ group have submitted an appeal to An Bord Pleanála over planning permission for the mast, and are calling on the government to strengthen existing legislation.
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|Source: UTV Ireland, 11 May 2016|
|WiFi in schools: Is it hurting your child?|
|USA||Created: 10 May 2016|
Microwave radiation from cell phones and WiFI -- it's something a lot of people aren't too worried about.
(Watch the newscast video by clicking on the source link below)
But that's not the case with a growing contingent of doctors. They're worried about school children who are they say are under a "constant barrage" of microwave radiation.
In 2011, the World Health Organization declared radiation from WiFi in cell phones as a possible carcinogen right up there with formaldehyde and car exhaust.
Recently, consumer reports gathered the latest research and concluded that people should not carry their cell phones in their pockets or bras. The revelation prompted some people to wonder why we're adding to the invisible soup of electromagnetic signals by installing WiFi in schools?
For several years, April Tatro-Medlin has been working to warn the Clark County School District about the risks of WiFi exposure in schools. And at a time when Clark County schools are upgrading their wireless systems, and even providing free laptops in some schools, governments in other parts of the world are removing WiFi systems because of the potential health risks.
While a clear link between radio frequency radiation and cancer has not yet to be established, there still is an agreement among doctors that children's developing brains and bodies are more vulnerable to most subtle changes in the environment.
"We cannot afford to treat our children as if they are in an experiment without controls," said Dr. Devra Davis, Environmental Health Trust.
Doctor Davis, is an epidemiologist and president of the Environmental Health Trust, which is based in Washington, D.C. In April, Dr. Davis wrote a letter to Governor Brian Sandoval, R-NV, urging him to consider the issue.
It said in part, "Today's students are the first generation to study under constant bombardment from multiple sources of low level radiation. Routers beaming signals from the classroom walls, laptops on their desks, and cellphones in their pockets."
According to Tatro-Medlin, "I think we should all have the choice whether we want our children to be exposed to the upgraded WiFi."
As of this week, every school in the Clark County School District has WiFi. Forty-two of the schools have enhanced WiFi or total site saturation.
When 8 News NOW contacted the district to see if they've discussed the risks and considered that other countries are removing WiFi from schools, they responded by saying no one would be available for interviews, so the district issued the following statement:
"While there is no clear and consistent evidence or indication that the WiFi equipment in CCSD schools pose a health risk, all concerns about the safety of students are thoroughly researched and acted upon.
CCSD has provided students with reasonable accommodations if their parents expressed health-related concerns regarding school WiFi systems."
However, Tatro-Medlin says that's not true.
"They told me that I could pick another school," said Tatro-Medlin.
Tatro-Medlin says she has had to shuffle her daughter from school to school to avoid WiFi. She said her daughter is currently attending Las Vegas High. However, the WiFi at Las Vegas High School is scheduled to be enhanced over the summer, so Tatro-Medlin plans to change her daughter's school once again.
"Schools around the world are taking steps to reduce WiFi," Dr. Davis said. "The city of Haifa has recently removed WiFi from the schools. France has policies to have no wifi in kindergarten."
The CCSD's statement continued with, "The implementation of WiFi has allowed for positive benefits in the classroom and it remains an essential part of learning in the 21st century."
While many applaud schools for offering the latest technology, Dr. Davis, and others suggest following the lead of other countries, who are playing it safe and ditching WiFi
The bottom line: There is no scientific evidence that exposure to microwave radiation from WiFi is safe or dangerous because studies with children have not been conducted. Dr. Davis, who was among the first to argue against smoking on airplanes, before it was learned that breathing second hand smoke was bad for everyone, told 8 News NOW Governor Sandoval has yet to respond to her letter.
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|Source: 8 News NOW Las Vegas, Paul Joncich, 09 May 2016|
|Global sleeping patterns revealed by app data|
|United Kingdom||Created: 7 May 2016|
The researchers say the findings could be used to deal with the "global sleep crisis".
The world's sleeping patterns have been revealed by scientists analysing data collected from an app.
It showed the Dutch have nearly an hour more in bed every night than people in Singapore or Japan.
The study, published in Science Advances, also found women routinely get more sleep than men, with middle-aged men getting the least of all.
The team at the University of Michigan released the Entrain app in 2014 to help people overcome jetlag.
But users could choose to share data on their sleeping habits with the research group.
The study found people in Japan and Singapore had an average of seven hours and 24 minutes sleep while the people in the Netherlands had eight hours and 12 minutes.
People in the UK averaged just under eight hours - a smidgen less than the French.
And it was a country's average bedtime that had the biggest impact on the time spent between the sheets.
The later a country stays up into the night, the less sleep it gets. But what time a country wakes up seems to have little effect on sleep duration.
Prof Daniel Forger, one of the researchers, said there was a conflict between our desire to stay up late and our bodies urging us to get up in the morning.
He told the BBC News website: "Society is pushing us to stay up late, our [body] clocks are trying to get us up earlier and in the middle the amount of sleep is being sacrificed; that's what we think is going on in global sleep crisis.
"If you look at countries that are really getting less sleep then I'd spend less time worrying about alarm clocks and more about what people are doing at night - are they having big dinners at 22:00 or expected to go back to the office?"
The study also showed women had about 30 minutes more per night in bed than men, particularly between the ages of 30 and 60.
And that people who spend the most time in natural sunlight tended to go to bed earlier.
A strong effect of age on sleep was also detected. A wide range of sleep and wake-up times was found in young people but "that really narrows in old age," said Prof Forger.
Dr Akhilesh Reddy, from the University of Cambridge, told the BBC: "I think it's interesting; there's been a trend for these studies using data from twitter and apps and finding interesting correlations across the world we've never been able to do by putting people in sleep lab.
"It highlights that although our body clocks are programming us to do certain things, we can't as we're ruled by social circumstances.
"We won't know the long-term consequences of this for many years."
Disrupted sleep in shift workers has been linked to a range of health problems, including type 2 diabetes.
Dr Reddy said the next wave of studies would gather data from activity and sleep monitors and "that's where the future of this is".
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|Source: BBC News, James Gallagher, 07 May 2016|
|Brug af sovepiller til børn eksploderer|
|Denmark||Created: 6 May 2016|
Vågne timer på hovedpuden bliver i stigende omfang løst med medicin blandt børn og unge.
Særligt danske børn og unge med fysiske og især psykiske lidelser som adhd har så store problemer med at falde til ro, at de i kraftigt stigende tal får ordineret sovemedicin - en medicin, som i vid udstrækning kun er beregnet til ældre mennesker. Det skriver Berlingske.
På bare fem år er der stort set sket en fordobling i antallet af børn og unge, som får udskrevet sovemidlerne magistral melatonin og Circadin.
Sidste år indløste 12.381 danskere under 25 år mindst én recept på præparaterne mod 6391 tilbage i 2011.
Alene fra 2014 til 2015 steg antallet af unge, som fik ordineret sovemedicin, med 20 procent, fremgår det af en opgørelse fra Lægemiddelstyrelsen. Styrelsen har kun en opgørelse for personer under 25 år - ikke for de enkelte aldersgrupper.
Udviklingen vækker bekymring blandt såvel børnelæger som børne- og ungepsykiatere og patientorganisationer og får nu Lægemiddelstyrelsen til at bebude en nøjere granskning og analyse af, hvilke børn og unge som får ordineret præparaterne, og om brugen i det hele taget følger de faglige anbefalinger på området.
Børnelæge Jesper Brandt Andersen, som i årevis har fulgt området tæt, vurderer over for Berlingske, at en stor del af medicinen udskrives af praktiserende læger "med manglende ekspertise og uden forudgående præcis diagnostik, afgrænsning af søvnforstyrrelsen og forsøg på behandling på anden vis".
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|Source: Avisen.dk, Ritzau, 05 May 2016|
|Urgent: Letters of support for Jesus Mendoza (EHS)|
|USA||Created: 5 May 2016|
The court date is May 11 - Please write a letter to the Judge.
I do not have the name of the Judge so please just address it to "Your Honor".
Please email the letters to Jesus's friend Mrs. Rosario at: firstname.lastname@example.org
with BCC to: email@example.com
In subject line, put "for Jesus Mendoza".
Jesus asked for 3 things to be in the letter.
1) that he be allowed to testify on May 11 via teleconferencing. He is so ill with EHS that he cannot travel to or be in the courtroom due to wireless radiation and/ or dirty electricity. It could be lethal for him.
2) the trial is about his 3 children- the schools have a letter from a doctor saying the children need special accommodations in school because they suffer from EHS. They are ignoring it. The 16 year old has tried killing herself at least twice and his son may have leukemia. We are to ask the judge to mandate that the schools give these children special accommodations so they are not exposed to RF fields while at school.
3) please briefly explain EHS and put your credentials on the letter.
If anyone has a connection with Telemundo please tell them about this- or any media for that matter. Jesus is highly credible- he is an attorney but can no longer work.
Thank you so very much.
CA Brain Tumor Association
|Source: CA Brain Tumor Association, Ellie Marks (via email), 05 May 2016|
|Cell Phones, Wireless And Children’s Health Symposium 2016 Pediatric Academic Societies|
|USA||Created: 5 May 2016|
Wireless and Children: Why and How to Protect Infants, Toddlers, and Young Children from Avoidable Exposures to Wireless Transmitting Devices.
Watch the press conference video here:
Session 4580 on May 3, 2016 from 12:15 PM – 2:15 PM
EXPERT PANEL PRESENTATION
Overview on Wireless Exposure and Children’s Health by Devra Davis MPH, Ph.D
The Link between Autism and Electromagnetic Fields by Martha Herbert Ph.D., M.D.
Fetal Exposure to Cell Phones by Hugh Taylor M.D, Yale School of Medicine
The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age by Catherine Steiner-Adair Ph.D.
Protecting the Brains of the Future by Maya Shetreat-Klein M.D.
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|Source: Environmental Health Trust, 03 May 2016|
|The risk for glioma was tripled among those using a wireless phone for more than 25 years !|
|Sweden||Created: 5 May 2016|
November 2014: study published in Pathophysiology: The risk for glioma (a type of brain cancer) was tripled among those using a wireless phone for more than 25 years and that the risk was also greater for those who had started using mobile or cordless phones before age 20 years. Data from 6 cancer centers in Sweden. Study attached.
The actual numbers of gliomas caused by cellphones may be much higher, says neurosurgeon and health expert Dr. Russell Blaylock. "Because of problems with reporting, many gliomas are never reported," he tells Newsmax Health. "It may take over ten years of heavy use to see a dramatic rise, and with younger ages now using cellphones for long periods and sleeping on them, we will definitely see a tremendous rise in brain tumors in the next ten years."
Many studies that show cellphones are safe have been financed by the cellphone industry, he says. "Most studies were designed by the companies and conducted for too short a time to see statistical changes. "The microwaves emitted by cellphones have been shown to cause DNA damage and induce inflammation — chronic inflammation in tissues eventually leads to cancer in a higher number or users," Dr. Blaylock said. "I would bet that the microwaves in the brain activate microglia and this triggers immunoexcitotoxicity —one of the main mechanism of gliomadevelopment."
"I think there is going to be a tremendous effect years from now," he said. "The effects on some people will be minimal, but millions of others, especially those who have DNA repair defects, are going to have a significantly higher incidence of cancer, degenerative brain disorders and brain injuries. If you are a part of that 10 or 15 percent, your incidence is going to be extremely high, and you won’t even know it. "Cellphones aren't harmless," says Dr. Blaylock. "There is considerable evidence that cell phones damage the brain as well as other tissues and organs."
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Date: Tue, May 3, 2016 at 6:03 PM
Subject: Brain Tumors - Most common cancer in 15-19 year olds, most common cause of cancer deaths in ages 15-39
Please read article below published on Feb. 24, 2016, in which the American Brain Tumor Association has found that brain cancer is the highest cause of cancer deaths in ages 15-39 and the most common cancer among 15-19 year olds.
The full report is available at http://www.abta.org/about-us/news/brain-tumor-statistics/
Dr. Devra Davis shares research on effects from prenatal exposure to cell phone radiation: 3 times more DNA damage, spinal cord damage, damage to memory and thinking part of the brain (hippocampus) from only 15 minutes per day of cell phone radiation exposure for 7 days. Results were statistically significant. The faster cells grow, the more vulnerable they are to toxic exposures. Newborns double their brain size after birth. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZicHZaUKps&feature=em-subs_digest
My advice: Minimize cell and DECT cordless phone use, and if you use them, hold them at a distance. Children should use cell phones only in an emergency, and don't let your child hold the phone next to his/her head. Your child should carry the phone with airplane mode on whenever possible, and Wi-Fi antennas should be off and turned on only when internet use is necessary. (If you don't turn off the antennas, then they are emitting RF radiation. Smart phones have a voice antenna, Wi-Fi antenna, GPS, bluetooth antennas - and they are on all the time unless you turn them off)
Don't carry them in your pocket or bra. ipads, Wi-Fi laptops emit the same radiation - minimize their use as well, use them at a table and don't hold in your lap.
Turn off wi-fi routers when not in use (especially at bedtime), and turn on only when needed.
Please watch this video from the Cyprus government for more precautions to take if you haven't watched it yet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H43IKNjTvRM
Malignant brain tumors most common cause of cancer deaths in adolescents and young adults
Press Release, American Brain Tumor Association, Feb 24, 2016
Chicago, Ill., Feb. 24, 2016 - A new report published in the journal Neuro-Oncology and funded by the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) finds that malignant brain tumors are the most common cause of cancer-related deaths in adolescents and young adults aged 15-39 and the most common cancer occurring among 15-19 year olds.
The 50-page report, which utilized data from the Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States (CBTRUS) from 2008-2012, is the first in-depth statistical analysis of brain and central nervous system (CNS) tumors in adolescents and young adults (AYA). Statistics are provided on tumor type, tumor location and age group (15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34 and 35-39) for both malignant and non-malignant brain and CNS tumors.
"When analyzing data in 5-year age increments, researchers discovered that the adolescent and young adult population is not one group but rather several distinct groups that are impacted by very different tumor types as they move into adulthood," said Elizabeth Wilson, president and CEO of the American Brain Tumor Association.
"For these individuals -- who are finishing school, pursuing their careers and starting and raising young families -- a brain tumor diagnosis is especially cruel and disruptive," added Wilson. "This report enables us for the first time to zero-in on the types of tumors occurring at key intervals over a 25-year time span to help guide critical research investments and strategies for living with a brain tumor that reflect the patient's unique needs."
Although brain and CNS tumors are the most common type of cancer among people aged 15-19, the report shows how other cancers become more common with age. By ages 34-39 years, brain and CNS tumors are the third most common cancer after breast and thyroid cancer.
"What's interesting is the wide variability in the types of brain tumors diagnosed within this age group which paints a much different picture than what we see in adults or in pediatric patients," explained the study's senior author Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, Ph.D., associate professor, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Scientific Principal Investigator for CBTRUS.
"For example, the most common tumor types observed in adults are meningiomas and glioblastomas, but there is much more diversity in the common tumor types observed in the adolescent and young adult population. You also clearly see a transition from predominantly non-malignant and low-grade tumors to predominantly high-grade tumors with increasing age," Barnholtz-Sloan said.
There are nearly 700,000 people in the U.S. living with brain and CNS tumors and approximately 15 percent of these tumors occurred in the AYA population during the 2008-2012 time frame analyzed in this report. Approximately 10,617 brain and CNS tumors are diagnosed among adolescents and young adults each year and are the cause of approximately 434 deaths annually.
"The American Brain Tumor Association's recognition of this understudied population, and their commitment to data and information sharing should be applauded," added Barnholtz-Sloan. "There are clearly unique characteristics of the 15-39 age group that we need to more comprehensively understand and the information in the ABTA report starts that important dialogue."
The full report is available at http://www.abta.org/about-us/news/brain-tumor-statistics/.
To learn more or access additional statistics, go to http://www.abta.org.
Brain Tumor Statistics
Brain tumors are the:
· most common cancer among those age 0-19 (leukemia is the second).
· second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in children (males and females) under age 20 (leukemia is the first).
Brain Tumor Statistics:
· Nearly 78,000 new cases of primary brain tumors are expected to be diagnosed this year. This figure includes nearly 25,000 primary malignant and 53,000 non-malignant brain tumors.
· It is estimated that more than 4,600 children between the ages of 0-19 will be diagnosed with a primary brain tumor this year.
· There are nearly 700,000 people in the U.S. living with a primary brain and central nervous system tumor.
· This year, nearly 17,000 people will lose their battle with a primary malignant and central nervous system brain tumor.
· There are more than 100 histologically distinct types of primary brain and central nervous system tumors.
· Survival after diagnosis with a primary brain tumor varies significantly by age, histology, molecular markers and tumor behavior.
· The median age at diagnosis for all primary brain tumors is 59 years.
· Meningiomas represent 36.4% of all primary brain tumors, making them the most common primary brain tumor. There will be an estimated 24,880 new cases in 2016.
· Gliomas, a broad term which includes all tumors arising from the gluey or supportive tissue of the brain, represent 27% of all brain tumors and 80% of all malignant tumors.
· Glioblastomas represent 15.1% of all primary brain tumors, and 55.1% of all gliomas.
· Glioblastoma has the highest number of cases of all malignant tumors, with an estimated 12,120 new cases predicted in 2016.
· Astrocytomas, including glioblastoma, represent approximately 75% of all gliomas.
· Nerve sheath tumors (such as acoustic neuromas) represent about 8% of all primary brain tumors.
· Pituitary tumors represent 15.5% of all primary brain tumors. There will be an estimated 11,700 new cases of pituitary tumors in 2016.
· Lymphomas represent 2% of all primary brain tumors.
· Oligodendrogliomas represent nearly 2% of all primary brain tumors.
· Medulloblastomas/embryonal/primitive tumors represent 1% of all primary brain tumors.
· The majority of primary tumors (36.4%) are located within the meninges.
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