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Israel Wi-Fi Breakthroughs: TV Documentary, School Ban
Israel Created: 21 Apr 2016
Wi-Fi health advocates were exultant today at news that an Israeli TV documentary titled “How We are Killing Ourselves—Wireless Radiation” won a high rating and Haifi ordered Wi-Fi removed from all schools.

The 30-minute documentary about the “epidemic of Electro-Sensitivity” (ES) aired at 9 p.m. April 12 and “received the highest rating of the day,” according to Dafna Tachover, an attorney with offices in Israel and New York.

She provided a link to the show to Wi-Fi health advocates in other countries noting that while the video is in Hebrew there are some interviews in English: http://reshet.tv/Shows/specialsreshet/vml,315/

Tachover said the director planned to do 10 minutes on ES as part of a film about the diseases of the 21st century but after working with health advocates “understood the extent of the problem and the lie and how important it is to give an uncompromising warning to the public.” It was then decided to do 30 minutes mainly on ES and Wi-Fi in schools.

Said Tachover: “The host was a leading TV media person and his tone was uncompromising - no maybes, precautionary etc., the tone was - there is an epidemic out there. Wireless harms and it is time for us to wake up as it is late already. He started by saying that at least 800,000 people in Israel, i.e. 10% of the population already suffer from different levels of ES and twice aired parts of my interview in which I was saying that the rates are already higher and will continue to increase.”

Two government "experts" admitted on the show that the thermal safety standard is irrelevant which is not what they told the Supreme Court, wrote Tachover.

TV Show Created "Buzz"

“Most importantly,” she wrote, “the movie created a lot of buzz and sent a very alarming message that radiation harms are not potential but existing, and in an epidemic scale.”

Israelis participating in the show included Amir Borenstein, Yael Levin and her daughter Noa who told what it is like to be electro-sensitive. Parents who fight Wi-Fi in the school were also interviewed. Tachover was interviewed as an expert and activist and on the medical side were Prof. Richter and Dr. Yael Stein. The technical side was presented by engineer Liran Raz of the U.S. Mentioned was Jenny Fry, the 15-year-old U.K. student who committed suicide because of Wi-Fi in her school.

Tachover said Haifa Mayor Yona Yahav announced the city, third largest in Israel, is immediately removing Wi-Fi from its schools, saying "When there is a doubt, when it comes to our children, there is no doubt.”

Said Tachover: “Electro-Sensitivity is an epidemic and not three percent of the population. We are now in the double digits in terms of ES. The public must be told. Wi-Fi in schools is a disaster and as a person who spends two to four hours every day on the phone with people and children who got sick, with many contemplate committing suicide, I urge you all to be uncompromising. The truth, and all of it must be told. Continued good luck to us all and thanks to anyone out there who stands up to evil and stupidity.”
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Source: O'Dwyer's, Jack O'Dwyer, 20 Apr 2016

Haifa municipality disconnects WiFi in kindergartens and schools in the city
Israel Created: 20 Apr 2016
The mayor of Haifa (in Israel) ordered to disconnect WiFi in schools and kindergartens – until examining the safety of WiFi thoroughly.

Haifa's mayor, Yona Yahav, ordered in coordination with the head of education department, Ilana Truck, to immediately disconnect WiFi in educational system until a thorough examination of the subject.
At the same time, Yahav guided to advance the installation of wired safer system.

Yahav: "The education system in Haifa is full of network computers and new, advanced technological systems. However, regarding anything that relates to our children, if there is doubt- there is no doubt. We must take excessive precaution.
As long as the argument on real danger was not refuted, I ordered to disconnect all the devices in kindergartens and in schools. In order not to prevent advanced technology from the children, we will act to activate safe wired system.

In recent years, the internet media has become part of our daily lives. The use of cell phones, smart phones and computers is gaining momentum among a wide range of ages, where children is an especially sensitive population to environmental effects among them exposure to electromagnetic radiation (non-ionizing radiation).

Since the publication of the State Comptroller report in December 2014 on the subject handling electromagnetic radiation in the education systems by local authorities and "private owners", all relevant bodies were recruited to measure radiation in all schools
in the country Haifa municipality states, that "the education system has advanced computers system of the highest level. They are under control and stand in annual measurements and until today the results were lower than the demand of the existing standard In view of this, and as long as it was not proven that WiFi radiation is dangerous, a discussion has started in the municipality to take precaution and receive answers from the governmental ministries.

Haifa municipality is organizing a conference for the next month, on radiation from cell phones and smart phones, in order to give knowledge to the public on wireless emitting technologies and their effects. The conference will deal with creating a policy for educated use of cell phones in the education system in Haifa. Part of the conference will be dedicated to radiation from Wi-Fi. This week, in coordination with the head of the city's education system, Ilana Truck, Yahav ordered to disconnect immediately the WiFi in kindergartens and schools in Haifa until a thorough examination of the subject is done. These days the education system is preparing to gradually install wired system as an alternative in all education system in the city.
These will be installed in the first stage in classrooms where pupils learn for the final exams that force use of computers, so they won't be harmed from the disconnect. The teachers in elementary schools in the city took on themselves to load every evening
the studies material from the internet, so that pupils are not exposed and their studies won't be harmed. Dr. Mona Nofi-Naama, head of non ionizing radiation issue, in the Cities Association Haifa Bay for environmental protection: "According to the precautionary principle, it is needed to reduce the exposure to non ionizing radiation as much as possible, among the rest also WiFi, by reducing the use of wireless networks and to prefer in every opportunity wired connection rather than wireless.

The standards relate to thermal effect only, while here the subject is health effects that do not relate to heating that are in low levels below the standard, but were not defined.
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Source: Local.co.il, via Iris Atzmon, 18 Apr 2016

Expensive junk: Apple expects your iPhone to be replaced after three years
United Kingdom Created: 18 Apr 2016
Apple has said that it expects so-called first owners of £500 iPhones, iPads and Apple Watches to replace them after only three years of use, and Mac computers only four.

As part of the company’s new environmental push, which includes its new Apps for Earth campaign with the WWF, Apple has listed how long it expects its products to last for their “first owners” and therefore how much they contribute to the greenhouse gas lifecycle.

Within a new question and answer section Apple said: “Years of use, which are based on first owners, are assumed to be four years for OS X and tvOS devices and three years for iOS and watchOS devices.”

That assessment doesn’t take into account the recycling of devices, their reconditioning and their resale, of course, but when you buy a new iPhone 6S for £539, Apple expects it to last three years, something many suspected. Apple has been accused of intentionally slowing down iPhones every time a new one is released, although there is little evidence to support the theory.

Until recently the company only provided software support for an iPhone or iPad for around three years, typically providing two major iOS version updates from the moment they were released. The launch of iOS 8 and then iOS 9, which still supports the iPhone 4S released in October 2011, changed that.

Mac computers, however, have much longer software support lives. The latest version of Apple’s computer software OS X 10.11 El Capitan still supports computers from 2007, despite Apple expecting Mac computers to last four years.

Apple also slipped up, indicating that it could rebrand its computer operating system OS X as MacOS. The clause talking about the life expectancy of Apple computers originally said it was “assumed to be four years for MacOS and tvOS devices”, but was later changed back into line with current branding to “assumed to be four years for OS X and tvOS devices”.

The MacOS brand ceased to be used after version 9.2 in 2001, replaced by OS X 10.0 Cheetah later that year. Whether the slip up and correction indicates that Apple will switch back to its MacOS branding is unknown. The company could be running into issues with its naming, as OS X – pronounced OS 10 – is currently at version 10.11. Will it continue to use decimal places to describe its new OS versions, or will it revert back to MacOS and release an eleventh version? And will anyone care what it’s called beyond technology enthusiasts?
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Source: The Guardian, Samuel Gibbs, 15 Apr 2016

USA Created: 18 Apr 2016
Jimmy Gonzalez 1972-2014: "Cell Phones Cause Cancer"
Attorney Jimmy Gonzalez, a former Marine here addresses his city council in 2012 to warn about the dangers of cellphones.
Two years later, he succumbed to a Stage Four glioblastoma multiform brain cancer next to his left ear, where he used his cell phone. He also developed a tumor in his heart, next to where he kept his cellphone in his suit pocket, as well as a nerve tumor on the palm of his hand, from which he held his phone.

This father of two young children was killed by his cellphone at age 42.

Video: (under 9 mins)::
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Source: Alexandra Bruce, Forbiidden Knowledge/Agnes Ingvarsdottir

What the WHO knew about microwaves and health in 1973
Switzerland Created: 17 Apr 2016
Microwave radio frequencies have been known for several decades as being toxic! WHO mandated 60 scientists and issued a 40 reports book showing this toxicity back in 1974. It is called:

Biologic Effects and Health Hazards of Microwave Radiation - WHO
International Symposium Research Agreement No. 05-609-04 - 1974

It is very symptomatic that this document does not show on the WHO website today, isn't it?

Link to the on-line 350 pages report here:


Bien cordialement,

Sosthène BERGER
Ing. Dipl. HES

And why is the WHO denying this information now?
Could the WHO now be classed as a criminal organization, because of the health risk, harm and early death that they are responsible for?
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Source: Omega News, Sosthène BERGER, 17 Apr 2016

Study of spinal cord as a natural antenna for EMF and possible nervous system impact
USA Created: 17 Apr 2016
Abstract: The effects of electromagnetic field (EMF) exposure on biological systems have been studied for many years, both as a source of medical therapy and also for potential health risks.

In particular, the mechanisms of EMF absorption in the human or animal body is of medical/engineering interest, and modern modelling techniques, such as the Finite Difference Time Domain (FDTD), can be utilized to simulate the voltages and currents induced in different parts of the body.

The simulation of one particular component, the spinal cord, is the focus of this article, and this study is motivated by the fact that the spinal cord can be modelled as a linear conducting structure, capable of generating a significant amount of voltage from incident EMF.

In this article, we show, through a FDTD simulation analysis of an incoming electromagnetic field (EMF), that the spinal cord acts as a natural antenna, with frequency dependent induced electric voltage and current distribution. The multi-frequency (100–2400 MHz) simulation results show that peak voltage and current response is observed in the FM radio range around 100 MHz, with significant strength to potentially cause changes in the CNS.

This work can contribute to the understanding of the mechanism behind EMF energy leakage into the CNS, and the possible contribution of the latter energy leakage towards the weakening of the blood brain barrier (BBB), whose degradation is associated with the progress of many diseases, including Acquired Immuno-Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
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Source: Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine, Balaguru S. et al.,21 Feb 2012

Excessive Radiation Is Emergency Situation
USA Created: 16 Apr 2016
The electromagnetic radiation bombarding adults and children has reached excessive levels. But governments, media and even hospitals are deaf to this emergency, afraid to take on giants like Google, Apple, Microsoft, AT&T, etc. EMR health advocates will have their own three-day conference April 19-21.

Latest examples of pig-headedness on this are Children’s hospital of Alabama, which has plenty of advice about snake bites, bike riding and lightning, but nothing on EMR, and the Federal Communications Commission, which is allowing Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel to speak at a the Wi-Fi Now 2016 conference April 19-21 in Tysons Corner, Va., which has withdrawn a press pass to the O’Dwyer Co.

No one from the hospital or the FCC is responding to phone calls or emails. They are in lockdown. A more apt description with the hospital is that it is choking on its own bad policy related to the dangers of EMR, which particularly impact children.

Rosenworcel Likes 5G

Commissioner Rosenworcel is a big fan of spreading the new and more dangerous 5G (fifth generation) of Wi-Fi as far as possible to as many children as possible.

What must be done immediately is to warn children and others to keep cellphones at least three feet away from head and body; never carry one in a pocket; switch cordless phones for landlines; turn off Bluetooth, and don’t use a cellphone in a car or other vehicle and especially a moving vehicle.

Powerful, industrial-level routers must be removed from classrooms, libraries and any public place like airline terminals, doctors’ offices and reception areas of any type.

Office workers in New York and elsewhere often work near powerful Wi-Fi transmitters and wonder why they have muddled thinking, fatigue, ringing in their ears, strange sensations in their heads and many other symptoms. A technician should be retained to measure the radiation levels.

High Apts. Are Most at Risk

Especially at risk are New Yorkers and others who live in apartment buildings. The highest apartments are most at risk because, if occupants of such apartments will look out the window, they will see white posts atop the buildings around them that are transmitting cellphone messages of occupants.

A technician who came to our apartment on the 21st floor in midtown found 10,000 microwatts per square meter of radiation pouring into the apartment through our windows. Bioscience and other EMF “police” recommend 100 microwatts.

The technician, using a Gigahertz Solutions HFE59B Radio Frequency Analyzer, found this dipped to 1,150 in the bathroom. The bedroom was only 3,370 but that is still very high.

Best place for us to sleep is in the bathtub!

We then purchased an Acoustimeter for $350 which measures volts per meter as well as microwatts per meter. Our measurements tracked with those reported by the technician, who was using a more sophisticated device costing around $1,000

A casualty of the Wi-Fi blitz is the PR industry, whose functionaries have become wind-up dolls, heavily programmed to spout the industry line. Either that or they don’t talk at all. Virtually all contact between PR and press is recorded and monitored by lawyers. Corporate people don’t respond because they are inarticulate.

But highly articulate are the foes to EMR and they will have three days to speak next week at the “Wired Health Now 2016” being hosted on the O’Dwyer website.
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Source: O'Dwyers, Jack O'Dwyer, 15 Apr 2016

They’ll Have to Rewrite the Textbooks
USA Created: 15 Apr 2016
It’s a stunning discovery that overturns decades of textbook teaching: researchers at the School of Medicine have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist. “I really did not believe there were structures in the body that we were not aware of. I thought the body was mapped,” said Jonathan Kipnis, a professor in the Department of Neuroscience and director of the University’s Center for Brain Immunology and Glia. How these vessels could have escaped detection when the lymphatic system has been so thoroughly mapped throughout the body is surprising on its own.

But the true significance of the discovery lies in its ramifications for the study and treatment of neurological diseases ranging from autism to Alzheimer’s disease to multiple sclerosis. Kipnis said researchers no longer need to ask questions such as, “How do we study the immune response of the brain?” or “Why do multiple sclerosis patients have immune system attacks?” “Now we can approach this mechanistically — because the brain is like every other tissue connected to the peripheral immune system through meningeal lymphatic vessels,” Kipnis said. “We believe that for every neurological disease that has an immune component to it, these vessels may play a major role.” Kevin Lee, who chairs the Department of Neuroscience, recalled his reaction the first time researchers in Kipnis’ lab shared their basic result with him.

“I just said one sentence: ‘They’ll have to rewrite the textbooks.’ There has never been a lymphatic system for the central nervous system, and it was very clear from that first singular observation — and they’ve done many studies since then to bolster the finding — that it will fundamentally change the way people look at the central nervous system’s relationship with the immune system,” Lee said.

The discovery was made possible by the work of Antoine Louveau, a postdoctoral fellow in Kipnis’ lab. The vessels were detected after Louveau developed a method to mount a mouse’s meninges — the membranes covering the brain — on a single slide so that they could be examined as a whole. After noticing vessel-like patterns in the distribution of immune cells on his slides, he tested for lymphatic vessels and there they were. The impossible existed. “Live imaging of these vessels was crucial to demonstrate their function, and it would not be possible without collaboration with Tajie Harris,” Kipnis noted. Harris is an assistant professor of neuroscience and a member of the Center for Brain Immunology and Glia. Kipnis also saluted the “phenomenal” surgical skills of Igor Smirnov, a research associate in the Kipnis lab whose work was critical to the imaging success of the study.

The unexpected presence of the lymphatic vessels raises a tremendous number of questions that now need answers, both about the workings of the brain and the diseases that plague it. For example, take Alzheimer’s disease. “In Alzheimer’s, there are accumulations of big protein chunks in the brain,” Kipnis said. “We think they may be accumulating in the brain because they’re not being efficiently removed by these vessels.” He noted that the vessels look different with age, so the role they play in aging is another avenue to explore. And there’s an enormous array of other neurological diseases, from autism to multiple sclerosis, that must be reconsidered in light of the presence of something science insisted did not exist.
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Source: UVA Today, John Barney, 21 Mar 2016

Dariusz Leszczynski goes after ICNIRP
Finland Created: 12 Apr 2016
In a series of blog posts, Dariusz Leszczynski questions the setup of ICNIRP and whether the groups closed, self-selection, member process can lead to "balanced" views of the science - and it even made Mike Repacholi respond from his retirement home.

1). ICNIRP did it again…
For many years I have been complaining about the unbalanced expert composition of the Main Commission of ICNIRP.
ICNIRP can, and should, be considered as a “private club” where, members of the new Main Commission are selected by the members of the outgoing Main Commission. It is a self-perpetuating and self-promoting German NGO that is not accountable for its actions at all. Nobody controls it. Nobody supervises it. Nobody checks it for conflicts of interests. Nobody checks it for the scientific accuracy. In all what and how ICNIRP does we, the general public, must rely on the self-assurances, from the ICNIRP, that all is in order.
*SNIP* https://betweenrockandhardplace.wordpress.com/2016/04/04/icnirp-did-it-again/

2). Mike Repacholi responds to “ICNIRP did it again…”
Following yesterday’s (April 4, 2016) publication of the blog “ICNIRP did it again…“, I received today (April 5, 2016) message from Mike Repacholi, Chairman Emeritus of ICNIRP. With Mike’s permission I am posting his entire message with my responses and clarifications. List of persons “CC” in Mike’s message I covered, out of my own desire of preserving privacy.
*SNIP* https://betweenrockandhardplace.wordpress.com/2016/04/05/mike-repacholi-responds-to-icnirp-did-it-again/

3). Is ICNIRP reliable enough to dictate meaning of science to the governmental risk regulators?
In my two last blog posts, last two blog posts ‘ICNIRP did it again…’ and ‘Mike Repacholi responds to ICNIRP did it again…’, I presented several reasons why the current modus operandi of ICNIRP is prone to provide unreliable and skewed evaluation of the scientific evidence on EMF and health. I was strongly opposed by Mike Repacholi, Chairman Emeritus of the ICNIRP, scientist who is responsible for the “birth” of this organization.
*SNIP* https://betweenrockandhardplace.wordpress.com/2016/04/08/is-icnirp-reliable-enough-to-dictate-meaning-of-science-to-the-governmental-risk-regulators/
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Source: BRHP blog, Dariusz Leszczynski, 8 Apr 2016

Væk med smartphonen: Sådan skifter du til en gammeldags telefon
Denmark Created: 12 Apr 2016
Det er blevet moderne at skille sig af med ting for at leve mere simpelt. Men at give comeback til den gamle telefon kræver lidt benarbejde.

Kan du huske livet før smartphonen?

I dag er det svært at forestille sig en hverdag, hvor man ikke har telefonen med sig rundt og dermed nyheder, e-mail og Facebook lige ved hånden.

Men for tiden breder en trend sig, hvor det handler om at gøre livet mere simpelt.

Downsizing er blevet det nye sort, og Ritzau Fokus har undersøgt, hvordan man folder fænomenet ud i praksis, når det handler om mobiltelefoner.

Kan det overhovedet lade sig gøre at gå tilbage til en gammeldags mobil?

Det korte svar er: Ja.

- Men der vil være en del benarbejde forbundet med det, konstaterer Steen Jørgensen, der er chefredaktør for hjemmesiden mobil.nu.

Mange har måske en gammel Nokia 6310 liggende i en skuffe. Eller en Motorola StarTac 75 eller Sony Ericsson T68i. Fælles for alle disse modeller er, at de stort set kun kan de helt basale ting - telefoni og SMS.

Måske har de en webbrowser-funktion, men:

- Det vil gå så langsomt, at det stort set kan være lige meget, siger Steen Jørgensen.

Har du ikke selv en gammel mobil, så er det ikke det lokale elektronikvarehus, du skal sætte din lid til.

- Den slags modeller forhandles ikke længere. Men du kan sagtens finde dem billigt på eBay eller Amazon, og det samme gælder for opladerne, siger Steen Jørgensen.

Hvis du har fundet en gammel telefon på loftet, er batteriet sandsynligvis dødt. Igen skal du på nettet, for eksempel batteribyen.dk, hvor du kan finde alt, hvad hjertet kan begære af batterier.

Og så er der SIM-kortet. Hvis du planlægger at flytte dit nuværende SIM-kort over i din gamle telefon, så støder du formentlig på en udfordring. I dag er de fleste SIM-kort nemlig såkaldte nano-SIM eller micro-SIM, mens gamle mobiler typisk kører på standard SIM-kort, der er på størrelse med en fingernegl.

- Du kan bede dit teleselskab om at sende dig et nyt. De vil dog nok tage lidt penge for det, siger Steen Jørgensen.

Hvis du er nået så langt, at telefonen er ladet op og du har det rette SIM-kort, så kan du komme ud for endnu et benspænd. Telefonen kan være låst til den teleoperatør, som var en del af pakken, da den blev købt.

Også dette problem findes der råd for på nettet. Her har forskellige firmaer har specialiseret sig i at hjælpe med at låse din telefon op, hvis du ikke kan få teleselskabet til at danse med.

- Det er ofte bøvlet eller umuligt at få udleveret koden, især hvis teleselskabet kræver at man ved, hvilket telefonnummer telefonen har været købt med i sin tid. Jeg har hjulpet mange med at få deres telefon låst op, siger indehaver fluii.dk, Esben Sunddal Hansen.

Sociolog og fremtidsforsker Birthe Linddal kalder downsizing for "fremtidens valg", hvor forbrugeren forholder sig mere kritisk til moderne teknologi.

I dag har mange nemlig en tendens til bevidstløst at adoptere "hele pakken"

- Internettet er kommet for at blive, så vi kommer ikke til at se mange, der vender ryggen fuldstændig til det digitale samfund. Men flere vil begynde at bruge medierne klogere og mindre. Opstille flere regler. Og det giver god mening, siger Birthe Linddal.

Tjekliste - Fra smartphone til dumbphone:

*Anskaf det rette SIM-kort. Smartphones kører med nano eller micro SIM. En ælde telefon har typisk et standard SIM-kort. Dit teleselskab kan - mod betaling - forsyne dig med det kort, du skal bruge.

*Køb et nyt batteri og en oplader. For eksempel via batteribyen.dk eller eBay.

*Få det teleselskab, som fulgte med den gamle telefon, til at ophæve eventuelle spærringer på telefonen.

*Er du skeptisk, så husk, at en gammel telefon i hvert fald har én stor fordel: Den kan, fuldt opladet, holde op til to uger, før den skal lades op igen.

Kilde: mobil.nu
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Source: Avisen.dk, Ritzau, 12 Apr 2016

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