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Interview with Prof. Paul Doyon on EMF health effects
USA Created: 18 Jan 2015
I have a little bug going off inside me - I am decidedly intent on education myself and YOU if your interested in knowing more about the harmful effects of Electro Magnetic Frequencies or Radiation as it is so prevalent in our lives these days. I seem to be meeting more and more people who have become sick from over exposure to these frequencies. So today's interview is with Paul Doyon who has a blog called EMF refugees. Paul and I will discuss many useful tools and tips on how to stay hooked in to the information highway but not crash and burn. I will share phone numbers and sites to guide you to find clothes to protect your body from EMF's if your in need of it, and tons more information. So tune in this morning to hear us on KPFZ.org at 9am.
Or alternatively I will be posting my 'Spreaker' pre recorded version here soon. Many Blessing to you all for a healthy clear year ahead.

Listen via this link:
http://www.spreaker.com/user/drannwest/ann-west-jan17th-paul-doyon-emf

I'd love to hear from you if any of the info you receive in my show's has helped you in any way.

Dr Ann West
'Truth From The Source'
KPFZ Radio
Northern California
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Source: Spreaker.com, Dr Ann West, 17 Jan 2015

IARC dismiss cancer and bad luck theory
France Created: 17 Jan 2015
The World Health Organisation's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) have come forward in anger against the paper "Variation in cancer risk among tissues can be explained by the number of stem cell divisions" released last month in the Journal 'Science', unscientifically stating that the majority of cancer is due to "bad luck".

The published research claimed that environmental factors and genetic predispositions explain about one-third of cancers and that two thirds of cancers are due to "bad luck" caused by random mutations arising during DNA replication and the more replications that occur in tissue the higher the chance of developing cancer there.

It is disappointing that peer-review by a historically good journal (Science) allowed this statement in the paper's Abstract; however the journal has been defending this in subsequent editorials. The publication by 'Science' resulted in the story being run non-critically as a major item even on the BBC News

*SNIP* read the entire article at Powerwatch via the source link below...
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Source: Powerwatch. Alasdair Philips, 16 Jan 2015

Open letter to European Economic and Social Committee TEN Section on electrosensitivity
United Kingdom Created: 17 Jan 2015
Open letter from Eileen O'Connor / Radiation Research Trust to EESC TEN section - please distribute widely.

Open letter - For the attention of members representing the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) TEN Section on electrosensitivity. The next plenary session is due to take place again on 21st January, 2015. This report has the potential to lead towards suggesting binding EU legislation on EMF and will require political discussion. Please lobby your MP and MEP to support people suffering with electro sensitivity.

Download letter sent to EESC here:
http://www.radiationresearch.org/images/rrt_articles/Open%20Letter%20to%20EESC%20members%20final%20pdf%20doc.pdf
Download letter to Sir Richard Adams here:
http://www.radiationresearch.org/images/rrt_articles/Letter%20to%20Sir%20Richard%20Adams%20pdf.pdf
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Source: Radiation Research Trust, Eileen O'Connor, 13 Jan 2015

UK Power Grid is Under Attack From Hackers Every Minute, Says Parliament
United Kingdom Created: 14 Jan 2015
The UK government is one step ahead of hackers trying to turn off the country’s lights -- for now.

The prospect of cyber-attacks on the nation’s power network is a major threat to the country’s security, according to James Arbuthnot, a member of parliament who chaired the Defense Select Committee until last year. He plans to visit National Grid Plc (NG/) next month to discuss the issue.

“Our National Grid is coming under cyber-attack not just day-by-day but minute-by-minute,” Arbuthnot, whose committee scrutinized the country’s security policy, told a conference in London last year. “There are, at National Grid, people of very high quality who recognize the risks that these attacks pose, and who are fighting them off,” he said, “but we can’t expect them to win forever.”

Britain’s electricity transmission network is constantly subject to cyber-attack and threats to infrastructure will remain high over the next few months, the nation’s Computer Emergency Response Team statistics show. More resources are being funneled towards combating the attempted intrusions: the Cabinet Office said on Dec. 12 it is increasing spending on its cyber-security program to 860 million pounds ($1.3 billion) from an original 650 million pounds planned over four years from 2011.

Cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure are an increasing threat across the globe, according to Moscow-based security firm Kaspersky Lab, which advises governments and businesses. Revelations of an oil pipeline explosion in Turkey orchestrated by computer in 2008 and the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment demonstrate the increasing ability of hackers to penetrate IT systems. An attack on the grid would be uniquely destructive since the economy would cease to function without it, Arbuthnot said.
American Link

The U.S. grid was successfully hacked in November by several foreign governments -- likely Russia, Iran and China -- leaving it vulnerable to physical damage, the National Security Agency said. A report by Mountain View, California-based cyber-security company SentinelOne predicts that such attacks will disrupt American electricity in 2015.

National Grid, which also operates in the northeast U.S., declined to say whether it was one of the companies targeted in November, but works closely with the U.S. on security issues.

“We work very hard in concert with the industry, in concert with the security services in both the U.K. and the U.S. to make sure that we’ve got the protection we need in place to keep any intruders out of our networks,” National Grid Chief Executive Officer Steve Holliday said in an interview after the company’s first-half earnings. “When you run essential pieces of infrastructure, it’s very high on your agenda.”

National Grid dropped 1.1 percent to close at 922.5 pence in London trading today.
Intelligence Agencies

A spokesman at the Home Office, the government department that oversees the U.K.’s domestic intelligence agencies, declined to comment on how often the grid encounters cyber-attacks.

Protection of infrastructure is drawing increased attention within Britain’s security apparatus.

The U.K.’s Government Communications Headquarters, or GCHQ, one of the main bodies responsible for preventing and responding to cyber-attacks, will be expanding a program to share cyber-crime intelligence in the coming year, the Cabinet Office said in a briefing on the third anniversary of its cyber-security strategy in London.

Threats to the grid have “probably gone from a low level to now taking up much of the time” of GCHQ, Charlie Edwards, national security and resilience director at the Royal United Services Institute said in an interview in London. Energy companies face an “ongoing, constant, relentless war,” he said.
Wind Farms

Security experts said last year that measures to make the electricity grid greener are boosting its vulnerability to computer hacking since new wind farms, solar panels and smart meters mean there are additional portals to be breached.

“The energy grid today is vulnerable from all degrees,” Slava Borilin, critical infrastructure business manager at Kaspersky, said in an e-mail. “Its electricity production is under threat of interruption and down-time from breaches of industrial control systems.”

A number of countries and non-state actors may be trying to hack U.K. infrastructure.
North Korea

Intrusions from China and Russia are probably “espionage and not destructive, which is not to say that they couldn’t use the information in the future,” Royal United Services Institute cyber-security expert Robert Pritchard said in a telephone interview from London.

China could be perusing the grid via cyber-attack in order to steal U.K. techniques, “but for countries like North Korea, actually causing some disruption is something worth doing,” he said. The U.S. government has alleged North Korea is responsible for hacking Sony.

The most successful types of hacks -- which are probably those that infiltrated the U.S. grid -- get into the core of the system while remaining undetected, said David Livingstone, Chatham House international security fellow.

Criminals are recruited on the dark web and disappear after the hack is complete, he said. They could be anyone from eco-terrorists trying to shut down a nuclear power station to nation-states storing information for future use.

“Espionage is in many cases just a preparation stage for sabotage,” Borilin said. “The high rate of advanced persistent threats found in all infrastructure sectors will lead more and more to their conversion into destructive weapons -- a trend we’re seeing already.”
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Source: Bloomberg, Jillian Ward, 09 Jan 2015

Farlig mobilstråling spreder sig
Denmark Created: 13 Jan 2015
Mobiltelefoner og trådløse forbindelser er jo rigtigt godt, men for at signalerne kan komme rundt i alle kroge af landet, så skal der sættes master op.

I øjeblikket er der godt 13.000 mobilmaster i Danmark, og flere er på vej.
Alene i vores bydele er der i øjeblikket 150 master, og der er 27 nye på vej.

Og det ser jo ganske fredeligt ud med sådan nogle master, men fra masterne udsendes der radiofrekvent stråling, som kan være skadelig.
Det mener eksempelvis Det europæiske miljøagentur, der advarer om, at der kan være en sundhedsrisiko ved den radiofrekvente stråling.

Modsat mener den danske sundhedsstyrelse, at der ikke er nogen sundhedsfare ved mobilmaster.

Men hvad siger en lægelig ekspert.
Vi har talt med John Jalving, der er speciallæge, som er ekspert i netop mobilstråling.

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Vi har i øvrigt prøvet at få en kommentar fra Sundhedsstyrelsen, men indtil videre forgæves.

Men hvor meget stråling kommer der egentlig fra sådan nogle mobilmaster?
Det spørgsmål sendte vi videre til el-installatør Vagn Larsen, der er specialist i stråling fra mobilmaster.
Lad os se, hvad han fik ud af at måle ved en tilfældig mast i Vanløse.

Se video interviewene her:
http://vimeo.com/116592450
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Source: TV Bella, Bo Lillesøe, 12 Jan 2015

Study Suggests Wi-Fi Exposure More Dangerous To Kids Than Previously Thought
USA Created: 13 Jan 2015
Most parents would be concerned if their children had significant exposure to lead, chloroform, gasoline fumes, or the pesticide DDT. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IRIC), part of the United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO), classifies these and more than 250 other agents as Class 2B Carcinogens. Another entry on that same list is radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF/EMF). The main sources of RF/EMF are radios, televisions, microwave ovens, cell phones, and Wi-Fi devices.

Uh-oh. Not another diatribe about the dangers of our modern communication systems? Obviously, these devices and the resulting fields are extremely (and increasingly) common in modern society. Even if we want to, we can’t eliminate our exposure, or our children’s, to RF/EMF. But, we may need to limit that exposure, when possible.

That was among the conclusions of a report published in the Journal of Microscopy and Ultrastructure entitled “Why children absorb more microwave radiation than adults: The consequences.” From an analysis of peer-reviewed studies, the authors argue that children and adolescents are at considerable risk from devices that radiate microwaves (and that adults are at a lower, but still significant, risk). The following points were made:

- Children absorb a greater amount of microwave radiation than adults.

- Fetuses are even more vulnerable than children. Therefore pregnant women should avoid exposing their fetus to microwave radiation.

- Adolescent girls and women should not place cellphones in their bras or in hijabs (headscarf).

- Cellphone manual warnings make clear an overexposure problem exists.

- Government warnings have been issued but most of the public are unaware of such warnings.
- Current exposure limits are inadequate and should be revised.

- Wireless devices are radio transmitters, not toys. Selling toys that use them should be monitored more closely, or possibly even banned.

Children and fetuses absorb more microwave radiation, according to the authors, because their bodies are relatively smaller, their skulls are thinner, and their brain tissue is more absorbent.

More generally, the studies cited in the paper found RF/EMF exposure is linked to cancers of the brain and salivary glands, ADHD, low sperm count, and, among girls who keep cell phones in their bra, breast cancer. They also noted that the average time between exposure to a carcinogen and a resultant tumor is three or more decades.

Hopefully, more longitudinal studies will be done to verify or contradict the findings so far. In the meantime, are the government’s current regulations adequate? The exposure levels they warn against haven’t seem to have been updated for more than 19 years.

In a Network World opinion article ominously titled “Is Wi-Fi killing us…slowly?” columnist Mark Gibbs makes the point that “… laws and warnings are all very well but it’s pretty much certain that all restrictions on products that use microwave technology will err on the safe side; that is, the side that’s safe for industry, not the side of what’s safe for society.” Gibbs then added this ominous closing question, “Will we look back (sadly) in fifty or a hundred years and marvel at how Wi-Fi and cellphones were responsible for the biggest health crisis in human history?”

But, short of that worst-case scenario, the topic certainly merits more scrutiny, and perhaps some common sense limits on what devices our children use, and for how long.

Related news:
Jan 2015, USA: Why children absorb more microwave radiation than adults: The consequences
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Source: Forbes, Rob Szczerba, 13 Jan 2015

Why children absorb more microwave radiation than adults: The consequences
USA Created: 13 Jan 2015
Abstract: Computer simulation using MRI scans of children is the only possible way to determine the microwave radiation (MWR) absorbed in specific tissues in children.

Children absorb more MWR than adults because their brain tissues are more absorbent, their skulls are thinner and their relative size is smaller.

MWR from wireless devices has been declared a possible human carcinogen.

Children are at greater risk than adults when exposed to any carcinogen. Because the average latency time between first exposure and diagnosis of a tumor can be decades, tumors induced in children may not be diagnosed until well into adulthood. The fetus is particularly vulnerable to MWR.

MWR exposure can result in degeneration of the protective myelin sheath that surrounds brain neurons. MWR-emitting toys are being sold for use by young infants and toddlers. Digital dementia has been reported in school age children.

A case study has shown when cellphones are placed in teenage girls’ bras multiple primary breast cancer develop beneath where the phones are placed.

MWR exposure limits have remained unchanged for 19 years. All manufacturers of smartphones have warnings which describe the minimum distance at which phone must be kept away from users in order to not exceed the present legal limits for exposure to MWR.

The exposure limit for laptop computers and tablets is set when devices are tested 20 cm away from the body. Belgium, France, India and other technologically sophisticated governments are passing laws and/or issuing warnings about children's use of wireless devices.
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Source: Journal of Microscopy and Ultrastructure, L. Lloyd Morgan / Santosh Kesarib / Devra Lee Davis, 01 Dec 2014

People don't want 'wearable' tech or 'smart' glasses - they want better batteries: survey
USA Created: 13 Jan 2015
The top tech need on the mind of most Americans isn’t sharper televisions, smarter watches - It’s better batteries.

You wouldn’t guess it wandering the endless displays of gadgets here at the Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show, but the top tech need on the mind of most Americans isn’t sharper televisions, smarter watches, virtual reality glasses or connected refrigerators.

It’s better batteries.

That’s the conclusion of a new Fortune-SurveyMonkey study, released today in Las Vegas during the annual show.

When asked “what new or improved smartphone feature are you most excited about,” “improved battery life” was the leading answer by a long shot – 33% . Faster processors came in second, with 16% of respondents.

Meanwhile, amidst a flurry of fitness bands and smart watches, only 12% said they were “extremely likely” or “very likely” to buy such a wearable device in 2015, while 74% said they were “not so likely” or “not at all likely.” And only 2% said they were extremely or very likely to buy Internet-connected glasses, such as Google Glass, in 2015, while 92% said they were “not so likely” or “not at all likely.”

Some 75% of respondents said they hadn’t even heard of 4K Television – another hot item at CES this year.

The survey also showed a yawning gap between generations on technology use. For instance, 40% of those 60 and older said they were extremely or very concerned about the potential privacy risk posed by consumer use of drones. But only 23% of 18-29 year olds expressed the same concerns.

The survey of 1,000+ adults was conducted Dec. 30 to Jan. 2, using SurveyMonkey Audience, a proprietary online panel. Respondents for this survey were selected to mirror the age and sex proportions of adults according to the U.S. Census.
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Source: Fortune, Alan Murray, 07 Jan 2015

Stark kritik mot WHO-rapport om mobilstrålning
Sweden Created: 10 Jan 2015
Ett 40-tal organisationer stormar mot en rapport från WHO:s expertgrupp kring effekter av mobilstrålning och kräver ökad öppenhet kring experterna.

I november presenterade en expertgrupp som jobbar för världshälsoorganisationen WHO ett utkast till en stor rapport som ska bedöma hälsorisker kring mobilstrålning.

WHO:s lade då in rapporten på sin hemsida eftersom man vill ha in synpunkter från allmänheten. Den presenterar upp vetenskapliga studier inom olika medicinska områden, men saknar sammanfattning och kapitel kring riskbedömningen och skyddsåtgärder.

47 organisationer och lobbygrupper från bland annat Sverige - exempelvis Strålskyddstiftelsen- Europa och USA uppger nu i en gemensam skrivelse att rapporten omfattas av flera problem och efterlyser lyhördhet från WHO:s sida.

De är bland annat kritiska till bristen på öppenhet kring hur WHO har valt ut de sex experter som fungerar som huvudansvariga för WHO:s bedömningar av risker kring radiofrekventa fält och ifrågasätter objektiviteten hos världsorganisationen.

I skrivelsen uppges de bland annat att WHO inte lämnar ut experternas deklarationer av forskningsfinansiering och jävsintressen. Fyra av de sex, bland dem den svenska forskaren Maria Feychting, KI, är också verksamma inom Icnirp, den förening som sätter gränsvärdena för elektromagnetisk strålning i världen.

Organisationerna menar också att rapporten beskriver forskningen kring mobilstrålning på ett vinklat sätt.

Ny Teknik lyckades i dag som hastigast nå Maria Feychting på KI, som var på väg till en konferens.

Hon säger att hon inte vill kommentera kritiken - och när det gäller frågor kring expertgruppens arbete hänvisar hon till gruppens ordförande Emilie van Deventer, som koordinerar WHO-projektet kring elektromagnetisk strålning.

- Det är hon som leder och organiserar arbetet, säger Maria Feychting.

Emilie van Deventer intervjuades i somras av New York Times om forskningsläget kring mobilstrålning, här kan du läsa mer:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/08/science/debate-continues-on-hazards-of-electromagnetic-waves.html
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Source: Ny Teknik, Monica Kleja, 17 Dec 2014

Wall Street’s Cell Phone Litigation Problem
USA Created: 8 Jan 2015
It is 1987 and Gordon Gekko stands on a windswept beach with a cell phone to his ear. He is talking on the world’s first mobile phone – the Motorola DynaTac 8000X. It wasn’t cheap back then costing $3,995 – which in today’s terms is close to $9,000. Not surprising only the wealthiest could afford these phones, and Wall Street was the epicentre of an industry that became a global phenomenon over the next decades.

Wall Street execs were the first to use cell phones. They have used them the longest and the most intensively. They were the first to upgrade to more powerful units. It is perhaps not surprising therefore that it is Wall Street firms that are the ‘canary in the mine’ in terms of litigation around the health impacts of long term cell phone use.

The links between brain tumours and cell phones are hotly contested. As telcos fight a growing public relations battle that is flaring through social media, a little known legal case has continued to make its way through US courts.

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Source: Finance and Investment for Good, Gordon Noble, 14 Nov 2014

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