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National Toxicology Program Finds Cell Phone Radiation Causes Cancer
USA Created: 20 Sep 2017
Scientists from the National Toxicology Program presented their data on the genotoxicity of cell phone radiation in rats and mice at the annual meeting of the Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society held in Raleigh, North Carolina from September 9-13, 2017.

Male and female rats and mice were exposed to 2G cell phone radiation, either CDMA or GSM, for 18 hours per day in 10 minute intervals. The rats were exposed to cell phone radiation at 1.5, 3, or 6 W/kg specific absorption rate (SAR) for 19 weeks from gestation day 5. The mice were exposed to radiation at 2.5, 5, or 10 W/kg SAR for 13 weeks from postnatal day 5.

DNA damage was assessed in three brain regions, in liver cells and in blood leukocytes using the comet assay. Chromosomal damage was assessed in peripheral blood erythrocytes using the micronucleus assay.

DNA damage was significantly increased:

- in the frontal cortex of male mice from either CDMA or GSM cell phone radiation exposure,
- in peripheral leukocytes of female mice from CDMA exposure, and
- in the hippocampus of male rats from CDMA exposure.

There were no significant increases in micronucleated red blood cells in rats or mice.

The authors concluded that, "exposure to RFR [radio frequency radiation] has the potential to induce measurable DNA damage under certain exposure conditions."

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Source: SaferEMR blog, Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., 12 Sep 2017

Electronic Silent Spring, September Newsletter
USA Created: 10 Sep 2017
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http://www.electronicsilentspring.com/september-2017-newsletter/
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Source: Electronic Silent Spring, Katie Singer, 09 Sep 2017

Safety calls for removing wireless technology from schools
USA Created: 7 Sep 2017
Wireless technology must be removed from schools, libraries, and other public buildings because it is carcinogenic, is an endocrine disrupter, and causes other detrimental biological effects.

Wireless technology — used by cellphones and other devices — works by sending messages encoded in radiofrequency (RF) radiation, often in the microwave range. For instance, Wi-Fi operates at the same frequency as microwave ovens.

The Federal Communications Commission based its safety standard for RF exposure on the amount of tissue heating, but evidence shows that tissue heating is not the only mechanism by which RF radiation can cause harm.

The Department of the Interior has called the FCC limits “nearly 30 years out of date and inapplicable today.” The Environmental Protection Agency stated that the FCC limits “are thermally based, and do not apply to chronic, nonthermal exposure situations.” The EPA also said, “The FCC’s exposure guideline is considered protective of effects arising from a thermal mechanism but not from all possible mechanisms. Therefore, the generalization by many that the guidelines protect human beings from harm by any or all mechanisms is not justified.”

Exposure to RF radiation from wireless technology is now universal because society today has made this exposure unavoidable. This is a serious problem because researchers continue to find exposure to RF radiation causes detrimental biological effects at levels far below the FCC limits.

Most people are unaware that carrying a cellphone in a pocket or holding it against your head is not an FCC-approved use.

"The evidence indicating wireless is carcinogenic has increased and can no longer be ignored," Dr. Anthony Miller, an expert cancer researcher, said July 31 at an event in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, sponsored by the Environmental Health Trust where international experts presented the best available science on cellphone and wireless radiation. Miller, who was a senior epidemiologist at the International Agency for Research on Cancer when it evaluated the carcinogenicity of radiofrequency radiation in 2011, is one of the experts now calling for reclassification of the radiation emitted by wireless technology from Group 2B (possibly carcinogenic to humans) to Group 1 (carcinogenic to humans).

The U.S. National Toxicology Program released results last year showing that exposure to nonthermal levels of RF radiation emitted by wireless technology causes cancer and DNA breakage. According to Miller, the study provides the final piece of evidence needed to classify cellphone and wireless radiation as a human carcinogen.

Cancer is only one of the possible deleterious outcomes of exposure to RF radiation from wireless technology. Studies show that such radiation is an endocrine disrupter and can affect cardiac function, increasing the risk of cardiac arrest.

Contrary to industry assertions, studies have identified mechanisms by which RF radiation can have serious biological effects at levels far below the outdated FCC limits. These mechanisms also explain why some people can experience immediate adverse cardiac and neurological effects upon exposure to RF radiation.
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Source: Madison.com, Catherine Kleiber, 31 Aug 2017

Professor of Medicine open letter against 5G rollout
USA Created: 20 Aug 2017
Beatrice Alexandra Golomb, MD, PhD, Professor of Medicine, UC San Diego School of Medicine.

August 18, 2017,

To whom it may concern,

I urge in the strongest terms that you vigorously oppose California SB 649.

If this bill passes, many people will suffer greatly, and needlessly, as a direct result. This sounds like hyperbole. It is not.

My research group at UC San Diego alone has received hundreds of communications from people who have developed serious health problems from electromagnetic radiation, following introduction of new technologies. Others with whom I am in communication, have independently received hundreds of similar reports. Most likely these are a tip of an iceberg of tens or perhaps hundreds of thousands of affected person. As each new technology leading to further exposure to electromagnetic radiation is introduced – and particularly introduced in a fashion that prevents vulnerable individuals from avoiding it – a new group become sensitized to health effects. This is particularly true for pulsed signals in the radiowave and microwave portion of the spectrum, the type for which the proposed bill SB 640 will bypass local control.

Mechanisms by which health effects are exerted have been shown to include oxidative stress (the type of injury against which antioxidants protect ,see optional section below), damage to mitochondria (the energy producing parts of cells), damage to cell membranes [1], [21], and via these mechanisms, an impaired “blood brain barrier” [3-5] (the blood brain barrier defends the brain against introduction of foreign substances and toxins; additionally, disruption can lead to brain edema [6]), constriction of blood vessels and impaired blood flow to the brain [7], and triggering of autoimmune reactions [8, 9]. Following a large exposure, that depresses antioxidant defenses, magnifying vulnerability to future exposures, some persons no longer tolerate many other forms and intensities of electromagnetic radiation that previously caused them no problem, and that currently cause others no problem. But this group deserves – nay needs -- the right to be able to avoid these exposures.
Affected individuals not only experience “symptoms” that “merely” cause them distress and suffering, when they are exposed – symptoms like headaches [10, 11], ringing ears [10, 11] and chest pain [10] from impaired blood flow, heart rhythm abnormalities [10, 11], and inability to sleep [10, 11]. These symptoms arise from physiological injury. Moreover, many experience significant health problems that can include seizures11, heart failure, hearing loss [12-14] and severe cognitive impairment [11, 15]. The mechanisms involved are those also involved in development and progression of neurodegenerative conditions including Alzheimer’s disease [16].

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Source: Beatrice Alexandra Golomb, 18 Aug 2017

Where have all the insects gone?
USA Created: 15 Aug 2017
Entomologists call it the windshield phenomenon - "If you talk to people, they have a gut feeling - They remember how insects used to smash on your windscreen," says Wolfgang Wägele, director of the Leibniz Institute for Animal Biodiversity in Bonn, Germany. Today, drivers spend less time scraping and scrubbing. "I'm a very data-driven person," says Scott Black, executive director of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation in Portland, Oregon. "But it is a visceral reaction when you realize you don't see that mess anymore."

Some people argue that cars today are more aerodynamic and therefore less deadly to insects. But Black says his pride and joy as a teenager in Nebraska was his 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1—with some pretty sleek lines. "I used to have to wash my car all the time. It was always covered with insects." Lately, Martin Sorg, an entomologist here, has seen the opposite: "I drive a Land Rover, with the aerodynamics of a refrigerator, and these days it stays clean."

Though observations about splattered bugs aren't scientific, few reliable data exist on the fate of important insect species. Scientists have tracked alarming declines in domesticated honey bees, monarch butterflies, and lightning bugs. But few have paid attention to the moths, hover flies, beetles, and countless other insects that buzz and flitter through the warm months. "We have a pretty good track record of ignoring most noncharismatic species," which most insects are, says Joe Nocera, an ecologist at the University of New Brunswick in Canada.

Of the scant records that do exist, many come from amateur naturalists, whether butterfly collectors or bird watchers. Now, a new set of long-term data is coming to light, this time from a dedicated group of mostly amateur entomologists who have tracked insect abundance at more than 100 nature reserves in western Europe since the 1980s.

Over that time the group, the Krefeld Entomological Society, has seen the yearly insect catches fluctuate, as expected. But in 2013 they spotted something alarming. When they returned to one of their earliest trapping sites from 1989, the total mass of their catch had fallen by nearly 80%. Perhaps it was a particularly bad year, they thought, so they set up the traps again in 2014. The numbers were just as low. Through more direct comparisons, the group—which had preserved thousands of samples over 3 decades—found dramatic declines across more than a dozen other sites.

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Source: Science, Gretchen Vogel, 10 May 2017

Cancer Expert Declares Cell Phone and Wireless Radiation as Carcinogenic to Humans
USA Created: 15 Aug 2017
An expert cancer researcher and advisor to the World Health Organization International Agency for Research on Cancer (WHO/IARC) has issued his scientific opinion that radiofrequency (RF) radiation from any source – such as the signals emitted by cell phones, other wireless and cordless and sensor devices, and wireless networks – fully meets criteria to be classified as a “Group 1 carcinogenic to humans” agent, based on scientific evidence associating RF exposure to cancer development and cancer promotion.

“The evidence indicating wireless is carcinogenic has increased and can no longer be ignored,” stated Dr. Anthony B. Miller at a July 31, 2017 lecture in Jackson Hole, Wyoming sponsored by the Environmental Health Trust where international experts presented the best available science on cell phone and wireless radiation. In 2011, WHO/IARC classified RF radiation from any source as a “Group 2B possibly carcinogenic to human” agent. Miller believes the evidence published since 2011 fulfills the requirements to re-classify RF radiation as a “Group 1 carcinogenic to humans” agent.

Miller explained that the basis for his opinion includes recent scientific publications which include the 2017 re-analysis of data from the Interphone study, the 2014 French National CERENAT Study, several new publications on Swedish cancer data, and the 2016 results of the National Toxicology Program.

Dr. Anthony B. Miller is a physician epidemiologist who specializes in cancer etiology, prevention, and screening. Miller is Professor Emeritus at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health of the University of Toronto and Senior Medical Advisor to the Environmental Health Trust. He has been a longtime advisor to the World Health Organization (WHO) and was Senior Epidemiologist for the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). He served as Director of the Epidemiology Unit of the National Cancer Institute of Canada, Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biostatistics at the University of Toronto, Head of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology at the German Cancer Research Centre, and Consultant to the Division of Cancer Prevention of the U.S. National Cancer Institute. He has performed research about electromagnetic fields and cancer and has served on many committees assessing carcinogenicity of various exposures. Miller was visiting Senior Scientist in the IARC Monographs programme as a reviewer to the scientific literature supporting designation of Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields (RF-EMF) as a Group 2B possible carcinogen in 2011.

Other experts agree that the increased evidence now establishes RF radiation as a human carcinogen. For example, researchers Dr. Lennart Hardell and Michael Carlberg have published several epidemiological studies that found increased brain cancer associated with long-term cell phone use and conclude that “RF radiation should be regarded as a human carcinogen causing glioma.” In addition, published epidemiological research has also found persons diagnosed with brain cancer had decreased survival rates associated with higher wireless phone use.

In response to skeptics who claim “There is no evidence,” researchers point to published research that has consistently found increased cancer risk in well-designed case control studies that have looked at persons who used cell phones for more than ten years.

The July 31, 2017 panel presentation included international experts. Dr. Annie Sasco presented the WHO/IARC process used to classify carcinogenic agents. Dr. Devra Davis presented research finding wireless radiation results in sperm damage and alters brain development. Dr. Moe Mellion presented Dr. Iris Udasin’s clinical cases of World Trade Center first responders who developed brain cancer after combined environmental exposures to chemical toxins and wireless radiation. Theodora Scarato, MSW presented policies enacted by governments worldwide to reduce RF radiation exposures. Dr. Marc Arazi presented data released by the cell phone radiation test program of the Government of France, which found that when cell phones are tested in body contact positions, RF radiation exposure exceeds regulatory limits. Environmental Health Trust plans to post all lectures and videos from the July 31, 2017 presentation online.
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Source: Environmental Health Trust, 15 Aug 2017

2017 edition of Take Back Your Power free viewing till 11 Aug.
USA Created: 6 Aug 2017
Must-See Documentary Reveals Dangers of Smart Meters.

By Dr. Mercola:

While largely unknown and rarely discussed, there's evidence to suggest a significant percentage of the diseases we now face is related to electromagnetic interference (EMI), so-called "dirty electricity," and microwave radiation from cellphones, routers, portable phones, smart meters and more. In a nutshell, these kinds of exposures impact your biology, specifically your mitochondrial function, which we've now come to appreciate is at the heart of virtually all chronic disease.

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Source: Mercola, 05 Aug 2017

A Coming Storm For Wireless?
USA Created: 4 Aug 2017
Increased RF injuries may result from the proliferation of antennas to support expanding wireless activity.

As workers and the medical community begin to better understand those RF injuries, the wireless industry could face increased RF safety awareness issues.

Insurers no longer provide RF exposure coverage, so wireless providers may find property owners less willing to renew existing leases, or to lease space for antennas.

An RF safety protocol could help protect workers and the financial interests of the wireless ecosystem.

Jobsite hazards, both seen and unseen, exist everywhere in our nation. All but a few of these safety challenges can be mitigated when corporations or industries decide to address them properly. Imagine an enterprise sector that utilizes a known human hazard and knowingly turns a blind eye to the health and safety of third party workers. Yet, this is exactly the situation surrounding radio frequency (RF) radiation within the wireless industry. Wireless carriers have long hidden behind the veil of federal compliance to avoid implementing a meaningful RF safety solution.

To date, the wireless industry has managed to stay relatively unscathed financially from injuries related to RF radiation. This is largely due to the medical community’s ignorance of the effects of RF injuries, either cognitive or physical. If experts in the medical community have no understanding of RF radiation, how can a worker realize they have been injured when RF radiation is invisible, odorless, and tasteless? Workers have no way of connecting their overexposure incident with the manifestation of symptoms, which may not arise immediately.

An Invisible Threat with Detrimental Impacts

The risk of RF radiation overexposure from transmitting antennas has long been recognized as a human health hazard and is identified as such by the FCC. RF radiation hazards from transmitting antennas can have thermal or cognitive/psychological injuries. Thermal injuries result in heating of tissue. Cognitive injuries manifest as memory loss, mood disorders, sleep disorders, and impaired or diminished cognitive function.

Global Insurers Withdraw from RF Exposure Coverage

In 2013, AM Best, the leading insurance rating agency, estimated that 250,000 workers are overexposed to radiation annually at wireless antenna sites. Since then, global insurers have chosen to exclude RF coverage from their policies. The last global insurer to exit the RF exposure market was Lloyd's of London in 2015. The ramifications of insurance firms excluding RF coverage are considerable. Without insurance coverage, wireless providers may find property owners less willing to lease space for antennas and current property owners may be less willing to renew existing leases. Without adequate insurance, the risk to the property owners far outweighs the lease revenue they receive. A single uninsured RF injury claim can wipe out years of lease revenue and expose the property owner to expensive litigation costs.

In Harm’s Way

Historically, antennas have been placed at inaccessible, remote, or fenced locations to prevent accidental RF exposure. However, as the demand for better service has increased, antennas have continued to encroach into urban and residential areas. Wireless carriers now install antennas in the sides of buildings, on rooftops, or in faux-chimneys, many of which are disguised to the untrained eye. As such, a painter, roofer, or other contractor performing routine maintenance on the building is placed in immediate danger due to close proximity to transmitting antennas while remaining unaware of any potential hazard.

The Unaware Medical Community

The medical community is ill-prepared to handle RF overexposure cases since physicians are neither educated nor trained to recognize the symptoms of RF radiation overexposure. Furthermore, they lack the knowledge to treat overexposure injuries. RF overexposure injuries resemble a variety of other ailments and therefore are commonly misdiagnosed. To the insurance industry, these injuries are classified as “Incurred but Not Reported” and are a significant factor in their decision to exclude RF exposure coverage.

Preventing “The Next Asbestos”

Through calculated tactics, legal actions, and lobbying, the wireless carriers continue the false narrative that there are no injuries or risks to unsuspecting workers near RF transmitting antennas. As workers and the medical community begin to recognize RF injuries, claims will accumulate as the plaintiff’s bar becomes involved, and third-party litigation multiplies.

Fortunately, the industry still has time to address this issue responsibly by adopting a comprehensive RF safety protocol which will protect workers and the financial interests of the wireless ecosystem – including the major players: AT&T (NYSE:T), Verizon (NYSE:VZ), T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS), and Sprint (NYSE:S).
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Source: TalkMarkets, Gloria Vogel, 27 Jul 2017

Interview with Dr. William Rea, world expert on Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity
USA Created: 22 Jul 2017
Meet Doctor William Rea, founder of the Environmental Health Center in Dallas - Originally a cardiac surgeon, he founded the leading environmental medicine clinic in the US in 1978. Here you will hear this thoughts on risks from electromagnetic fields and how he and his colleagues work to lower electrosensitivity in patients.

Watch the interview here: https://vimeo.com/225283097

The Environmental Health Center approach includes neutralizing sensitivity to electromagnetic fields, but also neutralizing sensitivities to molds, foods and more. They use a generator to first assess what frequencies one has a reaction to, conducted in a shielded room, and then neutralize them using common immunology approaches. And they use oxygen therapies, as wireless technologies cause constriction of the tiny blood vessels and they cannot extract oxygen well. These and other approaches used at EHC can help to lower sensitivity, at least for now. But Dr.Rea calls this the epidemic of the 21st century, as the body has already shown it cannot handle frequencies well, and yet we are adding even more wireless technologies to our environment all the time.

Dr. Rea also says the effects of the frequencies work in synergy with other factors, like Glyphosate, where there is a coherence phenomenon occurring, exacerbating the effects and symptoms.

Dr. Rea is especially concerned about the cognitive effects from wireless technologies, such as short and long-term memory impairment, balance problems and confusion. He is concerned for society given the reductions in children’s IQ shown in one study where a school was exposed to a cell tower—the IQ went down 5 points. If this happened each year for the 6 years of grade school, he wonders, “How could this be worse? This does not bode well for the future of the whole world.”

Creating safe environments is of paramount concern for the large and growing population that Dr. Rea’s clinic serves. Thank you, Dr.Rea, for being on the forefront of environmental medicine.
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Source: Manhattan Neighbors.org, 12 Jul 2017

Senator McCain diagnosed with Glioblastoma
USA Created: 21 Jul 2017
At the request of Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and his family, Mayo Clinic released the following statement today:.

“On Friday, July 14, Sen. John McCain underwent a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. Subsequent tissue pathology revealed that a primary brain tumor known as a glioblastoma was associated with the blood clot.

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“Scanning done since the procedure (a minimally invasive craniotomy with an eyebrow incision) shows that the tissue of concern was completely resected by imaging criteria.

“The Senator and his family are reviewing further treatment options with his Mayo Clinic care team. Treatment options may include a combination of chemotherapy and radiation.

“The Senator’s doctors say he is recovering from his surgery ‘amazingly well’ and his underlying health is excellent.”

The office of Senator John McCain also released the following statement:

“Senator McCain appreciates the outpouring of support he has received over the last few days. He is in good spirits as he continues to recover at home with his family in Arizona. He is grateful to the doctors and staff at Mayo Clinic for their outstanding care, and is confident that any future treatment will be effective. Further consultations with Senator McCain's Mayo Clinic care team will indicate when he will return to the United States Senate.”

Please direct all media inquiries to Julie Tarallo at julie_tarallo@mccain.senate.gov.
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Source: McCain Press Office, 20 Jul 2017

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