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Interactive Cell Phone mast for Canada
Canada Created: 13 Nov 2015
Hi all.
If you live in Canada and are a Cell Phone Microwave Radiation sufferer, please use this map to navigate Where there is heavy polluted "Hot-spots"
and where you can find "Non-Spots"!

Please note that the old Canadian map will be up-dated with this new one in our "Mast and Tower finder" map collection in our "Links section
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Source: Robert Riedlinger/Agnes Ingvarsdottir

Free Public Lecture by Dr Devra Davis: Wireless Devices & Biological Effects
Australia Created: 12 Nov 2015
Free Public Lecture by Dr Devra Davis, Wednesday, 18 November 2015.

Wireless Devices and Biological Effects

- What we know
- What we do not know
- What can we do now

Co Sponsors: Australian Energy Research Institute, UNSW Engineering

View Dr Devra Davis' bio here:

UNSW Kensington, The Law Building, Ground Floor Lecture Theatre G02, NSW.

Day Avenue Parking area next to NIDA off Anzac Parade
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Source: UNSW Australia, 11 Nov 2015

Keep Baldy Wild!
USA Created: 12 Nov 2015
Dear Mast-victims,
I am writing on behalf of a local grassroots environmental group in California.
We are pulling up all stakes to fight against Verizon installing a cell phone tower in a rich habitat in the mountainous community of Mt. Baldy, east of Los Angeles.
Our group has interfaced with members of the BioInitiative project, the working group of the IARC, and other scientists concerned about RFR effects on humans and wildlife, and has relied on educational websites like yours to educate ourselves and others on the dangers of RFR.

Thank you so much for your education and outreach to raise awareness regarding RFR.

Over the past four years our group has become very familiar with the challenge of trying to inform people about wireless radiation. Our task of
educating has often been a lonely and unsupported experience. However, banding together with like-minded concerned citizens, scientists, educators, film directors and writers has proven to be the only way to stay with the steep climb of raising awareness.

Our group, Keep Baldy Wild, has launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise funds to fight Verizon:


We would be delighted if you could share this link, either on your social media or emails to your followers. We have a link to your website on our main website www.keepbaldywild.com.

Perhaps you have ideas of your own as to how grassroots groups like Keep Baldy Wild can achieve success, set a precedent for other citizen groups advocating for the safer placement of cell phone towers, and how we can collaborate with the efforts of professionals like you to protect the health of the planet.

Thank you for your time,
Tamara Hanson
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Source: Tamara Hanson/Agnes Ingvarsdottir

Fertility Crisis: Researchers call for WHO review after one-seventh meet ‘normal’ sperm count
Australia Created: 9 Nov 2015
Western Australian researchers are calling for a review of what is considered to be a “normal” sperm count after a study of men in their early 20s found only one in seven met the World Health Organisation’s criteria for male fertility.

The study, titled “Testicular function in a birth cohort of young men”, was published in the Human Reproduction journal on Friday. It found obesity was linked to lower testosterone and lower sperm count in men, but it also concluded the benchmark set by the WHO was based on assumptions made from a test group of fertile men, which made it an inappropriate yardstick for the community as a whole.

Of the 423 men aged between 20 and 22 who took part in the study, only 52 met all five of the WHO’s semen reference criteria.

Lead researcher Roger Hart, who is the professor of reproductive medicine at the University of Western Australia, said that is significant not because it was a particularly infertile group – the participants were of average health – but because it showed that a random, unbiased population of men was significantly out of whack with what the WHO considered to be “normal”.

“To use a reference range of ‘fertile men’ the WHO reference range is intrinsically using a biased population,” Hart told Guardian Australia. “This study now tells us what is ‘normal’ – at least in WA.”

The difference between the WA study and other fertility studies was the participants, which were drawn from a group known as the Western Australian pregnancy cohort, or the Raine study.

The Raine study recruited 2,900 pregnant women between 1989 and 1991, and the resulting 2,868 babies made up the Raine study cohort. Those children are now in their early 20s and are the fodder for 150 different researchers from 25 different fields, because they are considered to be truly representative – the only thing they have in common is their mothers decided to take part in the same study.

That is an important but elusive quality for a fertility study, which tends to skew toward more virile men as they are more inclined to put their hand up to have their testes weighed and measured. The concern is noted in the study: “It is well known that studies requiring semen analysis have low recruitment rates which consequently question their validity.”

When the Raine study birth cohort was contacted for a 22-year follow up in 2012, 753 of the 913 men who could be reached agreed to participate in further tests. Just over half of those men then agreed to take part in the fertility study, which Hart said made it an “unbiased” population.

The men were given testicular ultrasounds at Perth’s King Edward memorial hospital, to check for epididymal cysts and varicoceles (a mass of enlarged veins in the scrotum), and also provided semen samples.

The results about what affected fertility were, much less surprising than how few of the men measured up to international criteria, Hart said. The results showed that obesity was strongly linked to lower fertility rates, more so than alcohol intake, smoking, or other illicit drug use. A participant’s Body Mass Index (BMI) also had a greater bearing on their fertility than the presence of cysts.

“As with women who are overweight, it has long been believed that a person’s health will have a negative impact on their fertility potential,” Hart said, noting obesity in fathers had also been linked to poor embryo development and higher rates of miscarriage.

“In a population of sub-fertile couples seeking fertility treatment it was known that overweight men have lower sperm counts, however what was unique about this study was that it was a young unselected population of men with untested fertility.”
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Source: The Guardian, Calla Wahlquist, 30 Sep 2015

Parent's success in stopping WiFI installation at Australian school
Australia Created: 9 Nov 2015
Dear All on my mailing list, I have received the very important text below via Don Maisch at "EMFacts Consultancy" [don {-at-} emfacts.com]. It was written by an Australian mother who took action to inform her child’s school on EMR health issues specific to children. This action resulted in the school working cooperatively with her to enact an EMR precautionary policy.

[My personal comment is: By her actions, this mother has refused to have her child labelled with an illness diagnosis, to be viewed as a patient, and to receive various forms of flimsy treatments such as cognitive behavioural ones. She refused an exclusive and inferior environment to be excused. She did the very best for her child, calling for adult responsibility from the authorities, forcing them to act according to all the documents that all civilized governments and parliaments already have signed and accredited. In a morally and ethically sound society, a toxic environment can never be allowed to override the needs of a child, the latter can never be given a price tag. I urge everyone to follow this woman's example, and to speak up in the very and only interest of your loved ones. It is completely according to the direction of the United Nation (especially the UN “Convention on Human Rights for Persons with Functional Impairments”) and the World Health Organization, and it clearly points to the environment being the culprit, thus being the actual "patient", with a "diagnosis", and to be "treated". Finally, the school's unusual willingness and positive attitude honours them and should not be forgotten.]



An Australian mum has been successful in preventing installation of WiFi at her child’s school and has worked with the school in drafting EMR precautionary measures by requesting compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 and Article 9: Accessibility from the Conventions on the Rights of the Disabled to accommodate her child’s functional impairment.

She stated “My child has a sensitivity to EMR, specifically WiFi and Bluetooth elicit symptoms.” The school environment was very good already, to change that by installing WiFi would exclude the child’s access to the school. The first step she took was to register a compliment/complaint/ feedback form on the Dept of Education’s website she said. “I requested help to find a WiFi- free high school and stated my child’s health complaints and symptoms. Rather than sending an email which could get “lost” in the system, I chose to use the education department’s processes for registering my complaint regarding accessibility to schools.” Around the same time, the child’s school initiated the WiFi installation discussion again. This quickly led to further conversations with the school and district education officers covering both accessibility issues……

Read the whole post here: http://www.emfacts.com/2015/11/parents-success-in-stopping-wifi-installation-at-australian-school-2/

With my very best regards
Yours sincerely

(Olle Johansson, associate professor
The Experimental Dermatology Unit
Department of Neuroscience
Karolinska Institute
171 77 Stockholm
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Source: EMFacts.com, Don Maisch PhD & Prof. Olle Johansson, 09 Nov 2015

Court rules that celltower is "nuisance" and must be removed
USA Created: 9 Nov 2015
A state appellate court upheld a local judge's ruling that a telecommunications tower erected near the property of a Muskogee County man constitutes a private nuisance that must be abated by removal.

A lawyer representing the defendants named in the lawsuit filed by Ken Laubenstein and Billie Wallace said it is too early to know how his clients plan to proceed. They could ask the Oklahoma Civil Court of Appeals to reconsider its opinion, which was released Friday, or petition the Oklahoma Supreme Court for further review.

"I really can't tell you what the plan is," Thomas Marcum, who represents BoDe Tower, said Monday afternoon. "I just received the opinion ... so I really can't tell you what the plan is."

The lawsuit was filed in 2010 after a 250-foot cell tower was built near Laubenstein's property — a nearly 170-acre "wildlife sanctuary" that is listed on the Oklahoma Natural Areas Registry — and tried in 2013 by Muskogee County Associate District Judge Norman D. Thygesen. After the trial, which lasted five days during the course of about eight months, Thygesen found the structure erected by BoDe Tower to be "a private nuisance" that must "be abated" and "removed."

A private nuisance is something that interferes with "a person's interest in the private use and enjoyment" of his or her land. Laubenstein, who is represented by D.D. Hayes, presented evidence that the tower's flashing strobe lights and red beacons constantly shined "through the 14 rooftop skylights" of his home.

Defendants contend the tower constitutes a "legalized nuisance" that provides improved cell phone service for residents of the Gooseneck Bend area and deny the tower has an adverse "effect on wildlife."

Thygesen disagreed. He ordered that the tower be removed within 60 days of his ruling but stayed the order and allowed it to stand pending the outcome of the appeal. Appellate Court Judge Deborah B. Barnes agreed with Thygesen, noting that "the tower sticks out like a sore thumb" over Laubenstein's property.

"His property was so pristine prior to the construction of the tower that during the day he could he could pursue a hobby in nature photography," Barnes wrote in the opinion. "Now, during the day, he can still pursue this hobby, but a reflection of the tower is cast across almost the entire surface of the lake — a reflection which follows the view wherever he/she is positioned about the water — and a white strobe light constantly flashes 'like a big flashbulb going off every second' through the day. ..."

The appellate court found that the tower "annoys" and "injures" Laubenstein's "comfort" and "repose."

Attempts to contact Laubenstein and Hayes on Monday were unsuccessful.
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Source: Muskogee Phoenix, D.E. Smoot, 13 Oct 2015

Major Side Effect of Mobile Phone Radiation World Health Organization Report.
Created: 8 Nov 2015
Please watch the Video!

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Source: Prakash Munshi/Agnes Ingvarsdottir

Oxidative stress of brain and liver is increased by Wi-Fi exposure of rats during pregnancy and the development of newborns
Turkey Created: 8 Nov 2015
Abstract: An excessive production of reactive oxygen substances (ROS) and reduced antioxidant defence systems resulting from electromagnetic radiation (EMR) exposure may lead to oxidative brain and liver damage and degradation of membranes during pregnancy and development of rat pups.

We aimed to investigate the effects of Wi-Fi-induced EMR on the brain and liver antioxidant redox systems in the rat during pregnancy and development.

Sixteen pregnant rats and their 48 newborns were equally divided into control and EMR groups. The EMR groups were exposed to 2.45GHz EMR (1h/day for 5 days/week) from pregnancy to 3 weeks of age. Brain cortex and liver samples were taken from the newborns between the first and third weeks. In the EMR groups, lipid peroxidation levels in the brain and liver were increased following EMR exposure; however, the glutathione peroxidase (GSH-Px) activity, and vitamin A, vitamin E and -carotene concentrations were decreased in the brain and liver. Glutathione (GSH) and vitamin C concentrations in the brain were also lower in the EMR groups than in the controls; however, their concentrations did not change in the liver.

In conclusion, Wi-Fi-induced oxidative stress in the brain and liver of developing rats was the result of reduced GSH-Px, GSH and antioxidant vitamin concentrations. Moreover, the brain seemed to be more sensitive to oxidative injury compared to the liver in the development of newborns.
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Source: PubMed, Celik et al., 28 Oct 2015

Opinion: My Kid, the iPad Junkie (The horrifying observations of a father)
USA Created: 8 Nov 2015
My son, now eight, immediately took to the touchable world of the iPad. He had a seemingly infinite amount of interactive games to choose from, with prizes he could see and touch. But I discovered there is also a dark side. What started as fun for my son turned into a mess of anxiety, stress and countless temper tantrums.

Read more at link: http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2015/11/05/kids-technology-addiction/
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Source: NONE/Agnes Ingvarsdottir

User data plundering by SmartPhone apps is as rampant as you suspected
USA Created: 6 Nov 2015
Apps in both Google Play and the Apple App Store frequently send users' highly personal information to third parties, often with little or no notice, according to recently published research that studied 110 apps.

The researchers analyzed 55 of the most popular apps from each market and found that a significant percentage of them regularly provided Google, Apple, and other third parties with user e-mail addresses, names, and physical locations. On average, Android apps sent potentially sensitive data to 3.1 third-party domains while the average iOS app sent it to 2.6 third-party domains. In some cases, health apps sent searches including words such as "herpes" and "interferon" to no fewer than five domains with no notification that it was happening.

"The results of this study point out that the current permissions systems on iOS and Android are limited in how comprehensively they inform users about the degree of data sharing that occurs," the authors of the study, titled Who Knows What About Me? A Survey of Behind the Scenes Personal Data Sharing to Third Parties by Mobile Apps, wrote. "Apps on Android and iOS today do not need to have permission request notifications for user inputs like PII and behavioral data."

The personal information most commonly transmitted by Android apps was a user's e-mail address, with 73 percent of the apps studied sending that data. In total, 49 percent of Android apps sent users' names, 33 percent transmitted users' current GPS coordinates, 25 percent sent addresses, and 24 percent sent a phone's IMEI or other details. An app from Drugs.com, meanwhile, sent the medical search terms "herpes" and "interferon" to five domains, including doubleclick.net, googlesyndication.com, intellitxt.com, quantserve.com, and scorecardresearch.com, although those domains didn't receive other personal information.

Also concerning were Android apps that sent third parties potentially sensitive combinations of data. Facebook, for example, received users' names and locations from seven of the apps analyzed in the study—American Well, Groupon, Pinterest, RunKeeper, Tango, Text Free, and Timehop. The domain Appboy.com received the data from an app called Glide.

The researchers also noticed that 51 of the 55 Android apps tested connected to the domain safemovedm.com. The researchers wrote:

"The purpose of this domain connection is unclear at this time; however, its ubiquity is curious. When we used the phone without running any app, connections to this domain continued. It may be a background connection being made by the Android operating system; thus we excluded it from the tables and figures in order to avoid mis-attributing this connection to the apps we tested. The relative emptiness of the information flows sent to safemovedm.com indicate the possibility of communication via other ports outside of HTTP not captured by mitmproxy."

A Google spokeswoman contacted for this post didn't provide any information about safemovedm.com or say why the Android operating system would connect to it. Web searches provided a variety of theories about the purpose of Android connections to the domain.

iOS apps, meanwhile, most often sent third parties a user's current location, with 47 percent of apps analyzed in the study transmitting such data. In total, 18 percent of apps sent names, and 16 percent of apps sent e-mail addresses. The Pinterest app sent names to four third-party domains, including yoz.io.facebook.com, crittercism.com, and flurry.com.

Several of the apps in the study sent other sensitive information. For instance, Period Tracker Lite, an app that tracks menstrual cycles, transmitted symptom inputs such as "insomnia" with apsalar.com, while job-search apps from Indeed.com and Snagajob shared employment-related inputs such as "nurse" and "car mechanic" with four domains, including 207.net, healthcareresource.com, google-analytics.com, and scorecardresearch.com.

One thing app users can do to safeguard their personal information, the researchers suggest, is to supply false data when possible to app requests. The researchers also said that apps can be redesigned to allow users to opt out of data collection and that app stores could more prominently inform users about third parties who may receive their data.
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Source: Ars Technica, Dan Goodin, 04 Nov 2015

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