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Senator Blumenthal wants FCC to prove 5G wireless technology is safe
USA Created: 6 Dec 2018
Washington – US Senator Richard Blumenthal is leading a campaign to determine whether new “5G” wireless technology is safe and is asking the federal government for proof the cutting edge radiofrequency does not pose health risks – including cancer.

On Monday, Blumenthal, D-Conn., a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, and Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., wrote to Federal Communications Commission Brendan Carr seeking information on how his agency has determined 5G technology is safe.

“We need to know whether the radio frequencies can cause cancer,” Blumenthal said at a press conference in Hartford on Monday.

The FCC did not have an immediate response to the letter.

Blumenthal said 5G technology “is a vast improvement” over the 2G and 3G radio waves that allow wireless devices like cell phones and computers to operate. He said the new technology “offers the tremendous promise of higher speeds and reliability.

“But there is also a peril of health hazards associated with radiofrequency that is higher and requires more transmitters and antennas,” he said.

The issue of whether 5G technology is safe was raised by Paul TenHaken, the mayor of Sioux Falls, S.D., at a Commerce Committee field hearing last month.

At that hearing, TenHaken asked Carr for “clear direction” and studies that show 5G towers, which would be placed near schools, libraries and homes, would not pose a risk to his constituents.

Carr replied that “federal law … says that state and local governments can’t take (radiofrequency) concerns into account given how much work has gone into this issue at the federal level…”

“Both at the FCC and other expert health agencies in Washington, they stay very much up to speed on these issues and have reached the determination that these are safe,” Carr told TenHaken.

Blumenthal wants proof. In his letter to Carr, the senator said “most of our current regulations regarding radiofrequency safety were adopted in 1996 and have not yet been updated for next generation equipment and devices.”

Blumenthal also cited a study released this month by the National Toxicology Program, an inter-agency program within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service, that showed evidence of cancerous heart tumors, as well as some evidence of cancerous brain tumors, in male rats exposed to exposed to high levels of radiofrequency radiation like that used in 2G and 3G cell phones.

The study, begun in 1999, did not address 4G and 5G technologies.

“The stark, simple fact is that health hazards are unknown and unstudied,” Blumenthal said at his press conference. “That is a sign of neglect and disregard at the Federal Communications Commission that is unacceptable. We need to know whether the technology can cause cancer and other diseases.

Communications workers and environmentalists are also concerned about the impacts of 5G technology.

David Weidlich, head of the Connecticut local of the Communication Workers of America, said the AT&T workers he represents have radiofrequency monitors when they work at the cell towers. However, Weidlich said at the Hartford press conference, the microtowers that would be used to transmit 5G frequencies would be installed on individual telephone poles where “there is no consistent safety mechanisms.”

Blumenthal and Eshoo gave Carr a Dec. 17 deadline to comply with their request for information.
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Source: CT Mirror, Ana Radelat, 03 Dec 2018

Wireless Technology Disrupts Your Biology
USA Created: 6 Dec 2018
Martin Pall, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences at Washington State University, discusses the cell physiology that’s disrupted by the electromagnetic fields from wireless technologies.

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Source: KPFA, Your Own Health and Fitness, 27 Nov 2018

Opinion of a Senator: Wireless technology poses risks
USA Created: 6 Dec 2018
As an aerospace engineer, I have worked on high-tech programs such as the International Space Station and virtual reality training systems for the Department of Defense.

As a state senator, though, I have a responsibility to also look out for the best interests of our citizens. It is in this light that I believe it is time to go beyond looking at the benefits of high tech devices and start to give serious consideration to the risks they pose to the health and welfare of our citizens.

Wireless technologies such as smart meters, cell phones, Wi-Fi and so-called “small cell” 5G deployments merit particular scrutiny. Each of these technologies emits wireless radiation that has been demonstrated to have adverse health impacts such as cancer, cardiovascular impairment, infertility, and much more. These health impacts have been proven to be fact not fiction. Furthermore, there are significant risks to personal data privacy and national security that need to be addressed.

I bring these concerns to you in the spirit of a mining canary not Chicken Little. Mining canaries were used to provide early warning of dangerous gas concentrations in mining operations. To put my concerns about wireless radiation into perspective, would you willingly move your family next to a cell tower? If not, please ask yourself “why?”

The pending 5G networks will put the equivalent of a cell tower every 2-10 homes without any recourse for you or your community to object. The deployment of these networks in our neighborhoods will greatly increase our exposure to wireless radiation. It is possible to provide our citizens with access to the “Internet of Things” in a safe manner, but first we need to admit there is an issue with safety.

On Tuesday, we explored both the benefits and risks of wireless technology at a special forum open to the public in Lansing. The forum featured experts in the fields of telecommunications, medicine and policy including the former president of Microsoft in Canada, Frank Clegg, and retired senior toxicologist at the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences, Dr. Ron Melnick. It is my hope that this forum will be the start a sincere discussion of both the benefits and the risks of wireless technology.

Let’s pursue advanced technology, but let’s do so in a manner that is safe for our communities.

State Sen. Patrick Colbeck, R-Canton Township, represents the 7th Senate District.
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Source: Detroit News, Patrick Colbeck, 05 Dec 2018

County's 5G legal action provides critical window of opportunity
USA Created: 22 Nov 2018
Marin County announced last month that it is filing an action in the United States Court of Appeals to challenge new rules the Federal Communications Commission issued regarding the deployment of fifth-generation cellular wireless. The law firm representing the county contends that the wireless industry wants to transform the F.C.C. into a “regulator of state and local governments” rather than a regulator of the wireless industry.

County counsel expects oral arguments and a final ruling on their court action sometime in 2019. There are many in Marin who hope this legal action will forestall 5G deployment until the court renders its decision. This provides a short but critical window of opportunity for county officials, city councils, and local citizens to evaluate this technology and develop guidelines for the welfare of us all.

There are two crucial reasons why our local government and citizens need to step in. First, the wireless industry is working at international, national, state and local levels to try to ramrod policy changes that will allow them to deploy not only 5G, but any kind of wireless technology at any time, while stripping local governments’ rights to regulate and manage location, size and performance of wireless equipment as well as their ability to adequately capture monetary reimbursement for the use of poles and infrastructure.

Local government opposition to the industry’s power grab is not trivial. When telecommunications companies tried to pass a California strong-arm telecom bill called S.B. 659, California cities and counties amassed official opposition signatures from 271 cities, 45 counties and 50 public advocate organizations. What’s at stake here is the right of our local government to represent our best interests in the face of industry’s plans to do it “their way.”

The second reason we need to step into this policy-making process is because it profoundly impacts our health. Regulatory human-health safety standards for radio frequencies have not been updated since 1996—prior to the advent of 2G, 3G, 4G and now fifth-generation technology. Yet a massive body of research points to serious concerns over numerous linkages between RF and the damage or alteration of brain function, immune function, sperm fertility and nervous system functions.

In 2011, the World Health Organization classified many forms of consumer-impacting RF as “possibly carcinogenic to humans.” A 2016 study by the United States National Toxicology Program linked RF to two types of cancer. The chief medical officer for the American Cancer Society said this study was “good science, that was reviewed by multiple independent panels of experts.” In April, the International Society of Doctors for the Environment actually called for a specific moratorium on 5G deployment in the European Union.

The good news is that Marin County is planning to hold a public telecom workshop in February to discuss some of these issues. Here are two critical areas that citizens and government leaders must be sure to consider.

Number one: The health issue. If our government leaders are going to take it seriously, they will need concerned parents, educators, health care professionals and thoughtful citizens to show up and tell them they will support a serious analysis of this hotbed issue.

Number two: Locally owned fiber optic networks. The town of Nicasio is nearing completion of its locally owned, cutting-edge, high-speed fiber optic network. Another such network is planned for Bolinas. Both communities have been ignored by a wireless industry that sees little profit in areas of low population density. Our county supervisors helped both communities receive state funding, secure local investment and retain consulting expertise. Locally owned fiber-to-the-home is also being considered in parts of unincorporated Mill Valley and in Fairfax.

Locally owed fiber provides faster internet access and consumes far less energy than large wireless networks. It also puts the control of cost and deployment in the hands of local government rather than in industry hands that perpetually seek new ways to grab more money from customers. Once again, local leaders will need to hear that we want them to be bold enough to explore this option on our behalf.

Our supervisors have scheduled just one workshop to cover these issues. If they are serious about helping us take control of our future, a more realistic approach would provide multiple workshops that are well-advertised and held in multiple locations.

If this makes sense to you, please call or write your city or county representatives today and ask that the county schedule multiple workshops to allow for meaningful public input.

Here are some resources to get us started on the learning curve about RF and our health. Peer-reviewed scientific research on wireless radiation can be found at the Environmental Health Trust: https://ehtrust.org/science/research-on-wireless-health-effects/. A review of 5,600 studies by 29 authors from 10 countries (10 holding medical degrees and 21 holding Ph.D.s) can be found at the Bioinitiative Report: http://www.bioinitiative.org.

And here are some resources regarding locally owned fiber networks: The Institute for Local Self Reliance (https://muninetworks.org/content/frequently-asked-questions), the Harvard Report on Community-Owned Fiber Networks (https://cyber.harvard.edu/publications/2018/01/communityfiber) and Comparing Fiber and Wireless (http://www.fiber-optic-solutions.com/fiber-optic-cable-vs-wireless-one-p...).

William Now is a California-accredited life sciences teacher, a professional technical writer and a longtime activist working to improve our relationship with science and nature. He lives in Inverness.
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Source: The Point Reyes Light, William Now, 15 Nov 2018

Woolsey Fire Forces Electrically-Sensitive Woman to Flee Her Home
USA Created: 22 Nov 2018
There are some people who are so sensitive to technology that merely using a cell phone could cause them pain. The levels of sensitivity vary for different people, but their condition is described as being “electrically-sensitive.” Liz Barris, a Topanga resident, says her health depends on measuring the radiation levels around her.

“This is in a dog park. There’s a cell tower about a block and a half that way. This is radiation, microwave radiation. This is a meter that measures it,” Barris said as she held an electronic meter.

If her meter finds high levels, she says it’s a likely indicator that she’ll suffer from painful migraines, vomiting, diarrhea and more.

“I love this dog park. But, like everything else, it gets ruined by the radiation,” Barris said.

The radiation exposure comes from cell towers, Wi-Fi and cell phones. Dr. Gunnar Heuser specializes in Electric Magnetic Field medical cases. Dr. Heuser says it can cause the same symptoms Liz has experienced.

He says it also effects about 10 percent of the world’s population.

“If you listen carefully as you have studied it like I have. Then you realize that there are definitely people who have that sensitivity,” said Dr. Heuser.

“I’ve never had migraines until this. This kind of headache is like someone is putting a spike in my head,” says Barris.

But at the moment, Barris has nowhere safe to turn. The Woolsey fire forced her to evacuate her Topanga home. For now, her only sanctuary is to cover herself with a metal-woven shielding fabric that can block radiation.

She was able to stay at a friend’s house but that home was internet hardwired, so she was forced to take other steps to block exposure. But she says the meter still picked up radiation, possibly coming from a neighbor’s unit. Again, she had to leave and find somewhere else to stay. It was a reminder of everything she’s had to sacrifice in the last 12 years because of her symptoms.

“I had a job. I had friends. I had a boyfriend. I had a social life. I had everything. Money. I can’t go to restaurants now. I can’t go to coffee shops. I can’t walk down the street. I have to drive with this over my head because there are cell towers all along the street and I will get sick if I don’t do this,” Barris said.

At the end of the day, Barris said her health forced her to go back home across mandatory evacuation lines with her dog Jack. Because if she stays where the exposure levels are high, she’ll be sick.
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Source: Spectrum News 1, ZARINA KHAIRZADA, 21 Nov 2018

Swiss expert group analysis of NTP & Ramazzini cellphone/cancer studies
Switzerland Created: 14 Nov 2018
This special issue of the BERENIS newsletter contains a detailed evaluation of two recent cancer studies investigating lifetime radiofrequency exposure of mice and rats: 1) The "NTP Study" conducted in the U.S. (NTP 2018a, 2018b, 2018c, 2018d, 2018e; Wyde et al. 2016, 2018a, 2018b) 2) The "Ramazzini Study" conducted in Italy (Falcioni et al., 2018)

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Source: Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Dr. Stefan Dongus, 13 Nov 2018

There's a clear cell phone-cancer link, but FDA is downplaying it
USA Created: 14 Nov 2018
A recent study by the National Toxicology Program/National Institutes of Health (NTP/NIH) shows clear evidence of a causal link between cancer and exposure to wireless cell phone signals. Results from the $30 million NTP studies demonstrated that cell phone radiation caused Schwann cell cancers of the heart and brain gliomas in rats, as well as DNA damage in the brain.

In NIH’s news release, NTP senior scientist John Bucher said, “We believe that the link between radio frequency radiation and tumors in male rats is real and the external experts agreed.” But, amazingly, the FDA says it disagrees with this carefully conducted, peer-reviewed study’s finding of clear evidence of carcinogenicity.

According to Jeffrey Shuren, Director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, “these findings should not be applied to human cell phone usage,” adding that “we believe the existing safety limits for cell phones remain acceptable for protecting the public health.”

While expressing this opinion, Dr. Shuren neglects to note that the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), a part of the World Health Organization, classified radio-frequency radiation from wireless devices as a “possible human carcinogen” based largely on findings of increased risks of gliomas and Schwann cell tumors in the brain near the ear in humans after long term use of cellphones. Thus, the same tumor types are elevated in both animals and humans exposed to cell phone radiation.

This FDA’s position is quite unusual because it was this agency that nominated cell phone radiation emitted from wireless communication devices to the NTP for toxicity and carcinogenicity studies in experimental animals so as to “provide the basis to assess the risk to human health.”

At that time, the FDA reasoned that “existing exposure guidelines are based on protection from acute injury from thermal effects of RFR [radiofrequency radiation] exposure and may not be protective against any non-thermal effects of chronic exposure.” By adopting this new position and ignoring the NTP’s results, the FDA is clearly shirking its responsibility of assessing the impact on human health of radio-frequency radiation.

Simply claiming that conclusions about human risk cannot be drawn from animal studies runs counter to standard practices of evaluating human cancer risks by public health agencies including the U.S. EPA, NTP, IARC and even the FDA. Every chemical known to cause cancer in humans is also carcinogenic in animals when adequately tested.

The NTP studies were conducted to test the widely-held assumption that cell phone radiofrequency radiation could not cause cancers or other adverse health effects (other than by tissue heating) because this type of radiation (non-ionizing) did not have sufficient energy to break chemical bonds. The NTP findings that cell phone radiation caused cancers in the heart and brain, DNA damage in brain cells, heart muscle disease and reduced birth weights clearly demonstrate that the assumption that non-ionizing radiation cannot cause cancer or other health effects is wrong.

Exposure levels in the brains of rats in the NTP study were similar to or only slightly higher than the FCC’s limit for maximum permissible exposure to local tissue exposures from cell phones held next to the head. This point is most important because, when an individual uses a cell phone, body tissues located nearest to the cell phone antenna receive much higher exposures than parts of the body that are located distant from the antenna.

The selection of the highest exposure levels in the NTP studies was based on the same criterion used by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to establish exposure guidelines for radio-frequency radiation. Misleading statements by Dr. Shuren about the utility of the NTP studies for evaluating human cancer risk were debunked in my previous publication.

The FDA needs to fulfill the intent of their nomination to the NTP and conduct a quantitative risk assessment so that the FCC can develop health-protective exposure standards. For example, what is the level of exposure associated with cancer risk of one per thousand or one per million people?

Also, health concerns for children may be greater than that for adults due to increased penetration of cell phone radiation within the brains of children. Simply ignoring the cancer data from the NTP studies is not in the interest of public health. Because of the widespread use of cell phones among the general public, even a small increase in cancer risk would have a serious public health impact.

An important lesson that should be learned from the NTP studies is that we can no longer assume that any current or future wireless technology, including 5G, is safe without adequate testing.

Ronald Melnick, PhD was a senior toxicologist and director of special programs in the Environmental Toxicology Program at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Institutes of Health. Melnick led the design of the National Toxicology Program Carcinogenesis Studies of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation in Rodents.
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Source: The Hill, Ronald Melnick, 13 Nov 2018

NBTC asks WHO for clarity on telecom base health risks
India Created: 13 Nov 2018
The telecom regulator is urging the World Health Organization (WHO) to clarify whether radio-frequency electromagnetic fields emitted by telecom base stations have any effect on public health.

The move aims to address concerns and complaints made against base stations and lodged against mobile operators, the regulator and local governments for the past decade.

Takorn Tantasith, secretary-general of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), submitted an official letter to WHO last month urging it to address the concern and confusion about whether radio-frequency electromagnetic fields affect public health because of all the digital infrastructure development in the country.

Mr Takorn is participating in the annual meeting of Global Coordination of Research and Health Policy on RF Electromagnetic Fields in Paris from Nov 12-14.

This is the first time the NBTC's secretary-general has given a speech on radio-frequency electromagnetic fields and public health in Thailand.

Mr Takorn is about to re-discover the old adage that you can't prove a negative.

In a report in 2011 (PDF format), the WHO's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified radio-frequency electromagnetic fields as "possibly carcinogenic to humans".

Neither the reporting agency nor WHO headquarters have expanded on that report or clarified what "possibly" means.

The IARC report said that "possibly carcinogenic to humans" means there is "limited evidence of carcinogenicity in humans and less than sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity in experimental animals".

To reach its unsatisfactory and inconclusive report, the IARC convened a panel of 31 experts to look at the available evidence.

In short, their conclusion is what Mr Takorn doesn't want to hear: that there is some evidence linking mobile phones to cancer, but the evidence is too weak to make any strong conclusions

The chairman of the group, US pulmonary physician and epidemiologist Dr Jonathan Samet, said at the time of the 2011 report that, "The conclusion means that there could be some risk, and therefore we need to keep a close watch for a link between cell phones and cancer risk."

However, that "close watch" - if it has occurred at all - has been opaque, as WHO never has updated the seven-year-old statement.

The current, but not updated WHO fact sheet on mobile phones, issued in 2014, can be found here (PDF).

Finally from WHO, a promised study by the cooperating International Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) Project, due in 2016, appears to have been cancelled, or perhaps is still in production.

Mobile cellular services are growing fast in Thailand to meet the needs of the commercial, industrial and public sectors, accelerating the pace of infrastructure development.

The NBTC has auctioned off three frequency bands -- 2100-megahertz, 1800MHz and 900MHz -- in 2012, 2015 and 2018, respectively, for 3G and 4G services. Since then mobile operators have rushed to expand site installations to achieve nationwide coverage.

With the rapid growth of new site installations, the general public has expressed concerns about possible health risks caused by exposure to radio-frequency electromagnetic fields emitted by base station antennas.

In some areas, locals protest the installation of base stations located in their communities despite needing to use 3G or 4G devices.

Some cases were brought before the Administrative Court to seek revocation of a radio communication installation licence at particular sites.

"Complaints were made against base stations and lodged through mobile operators, the regulator as well as local governments. Some of those complaints were made through media and were headline news on television channels. Internet and social media are often used as a mean to propel complaints, sometimes sharing one-sided and misleading information," he said.

Mr Takorn said the NBTC has received numerous complaints concerning possible health effects due to radio frequency from base station antennas.

Symptoms caused by radio-frequency exposure, as specified in the complaints, include fatigue, tiredness, headache, tinnitus, insomnia, stressed, vomiting and anxiety due to a fear of cancer in some cases, mobile phone base stations were blamed as a possible cause of cancer.
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Source: Bangkok Post, KOMSAN TORTERMVASANA, 13 Nov 2018

Hundreds of birds dead during 5G experiment in The Hague
Netherlands Created: 7 Nov 2018
About a week ago at The Hague, many birds died spontaneously, falling dead in a park - You likely haven’t heard a lot about this because it seems keeping it quiet was the plan all along. However, when about 150 more suddenly died- bringing the death toll to 297- some started to take notice.

And if you are looking around that park you might have seen what is on the corner of the roof across the street from where they died: a new 5G mast, where they had done a test, in connection with the Dutch railway station, to see how large the range was and whether no harmful equipment would occur on and around the station.

And harm happened, indeed. Immediately afterward, birds fell dead from the trees. And the nearby ducks that were swimming seemed to react very oddly as well; they were simultaneously putting their heads underwater to escape the radiation while others flew away, landing on the street or in the canal.

Again, almost at the exact same time that those animals died, near the station, Holland Spoor was tested with a 5G transmitter mast.

“If they all got heart-failure with an healthy body, no signs of any virus, no bacterial infection, healthy blood, no poisons found etc. etc. The only reasonable explanation is, that it is from the new 5G Microwaves having an huge effect of all birds hearts! … It heavily resonates with certain ERRATIC PULSED Microwaves (millions per second!) which can be proven to have biological effects on organs! … Am not kidding here! … Some people assume Microwaves at lower wattage “can not harm” because “it does not cook you” … that very flawed “logic” is what they want you to repeat over and over! … Search in “Google Scholar Search Site”: Biological Effects of Non-ionizing Microwaves and be ready to be shocked how stupid most sheeple really are in believing blindly the so called “experts” & ” authorities” of FCC, Telecom & Wireless Industry propaganda!” -John Kuhles, founder of Fb.com/groups/Stop5G & Fb.me/Stop5G owner of Stop5G.net

This wasn’t proof though. It was initially just conjecture.

All the information that follows comes from John Kuhles’ public Facebook page (not being a native English speaker, I have cleaned a little of it up but mostly left it intact for you):

In the meantime (30-10-2018) received some more information. The birds that fell massively dead would be the victims of an experiment, performed on those days in The Hague, where RF radiation was tested with a peak frequency of 7.40 GHz. This information comes from one source and should still be confirmed, if possible.

It is not clear at this moment whether tests with 5G transmission masts have been carried out again, but so far everything points in the direction of 5G as the most probable cause. Earlier, crazy things happened, such as with cows in Groningen’s Loppersum last year, where it was also tested with 5G. But also how in Switzerland a complete herd of cows collapsed in a ravine when there was tested with 5G.

Source 1:
http://www.msn.com/nl-nl/nieuws/opmerkelijk/meer-dan-honderd-vogels-vallen-dood-uit-bomen-in-den-haag/ar-BBOV8d7

Oct. 26, 2018

In the Huijgenspark in The Hague, more than a hundred starlings have fallen dead from the trees in recent days. It is a mystery what happened to the animals.

The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) is having a number of birds examined in the laboratory of Wageningen Bioveterinary Research. Parts of the park are blocked and dogs are no longer allowed to be let out. The dead birds are always cleaned up as quickly as possible. Yet it is a lugubrious scene. Council member Robert Barker of the Party for the Animals had the feeling of being on a ‘crime scene’. “The fact that so many birds fall from the sky at this location must have a cause and must be investigated. If there is talk of poisoning, then we have to take a hard time. ”

It is also possible that the birds have a disease. “In any case, it’s going fast. The animals are not emaciated, do not seem ill. They just fall dead from the tree, “says employee Sharon Lexmond of bird shelter De Wulp.

A possible link was established between 5G trials in Groningen and the ‘crazy cows there, as they were called, see: http://www.stopumts.nl/doc.php/Berichten%20Nederland/10423/groningen_wat_mankeert_de_koeien_van_stitswerd

Further info from Facebook:

Trondheim (3rd city of Norway) also attacked the birds. After 6 months there was no toxicological report yet. It has also happened in Sweden, Australia, United States.

http://www.nyhetsspeilet.no/2009/02/flere-tusen-fugler-faller-som-%E2%80%9Ddead-meat%E2%80%9D-fra-himmelen/

In the meantime (30-10-2018) received some more information. The birds that fell massively dead would be the victims of an experiment, performed on those days in The Hague, where RF radiation was tested with a peak frequency of 7.40 GHz, which corresponds to a wavelength of 4.05 cm. This wavelength is of the same order of magnitude as the size of the starlings. This may be important because of possible resonance effects. The mast in question is about 400 meters from where the starlings have fallen dead. This information comes from one source and should still be confirmed, if possible.

Source 2:
http://www.rtlnieuws.nl/nieuws/artikel/4464101/mysterious-bird deaths-den-hands-dead-speakers-falls-massal-from-the-air-

Mysterious bird deaths in The Hague: dead starlings fall massively from the sky

Oct. 26, 2018

For several days in a row, dead starlings fall from the sky in the Huijgenspark in The Hague. It is estimated that around 150 birds have already lost their lives. What is the cause of this is being investigated?

The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority, the Dutch Wildlife Health Center and a Wageningen University laboratory are investigating the cause of death of the starlings. A veterinarian of bird care De Wulp performed a number of birds last week. She only found internal bleeding and no trace of poison.

Contaminated water

”Last year we had the same situation at the Haagse Hogeschool, where it was renovated at the time ”, says an employee of the Animal Ambulance.” Then dozens of dead jackdaws were found, which were probably poisoned because they had been drinking polluted water. What is going on right now is really speculating. Hopefully, we know more next week, because this is not normal. ”

No trace of poison.

Source 3: Dierenhospitaal and Dierenambulance The Hague

Again, dead starlings have been found in the Huijgenspark in The Hague. More than ninety dead birds were spread across the park in the Stationsbuurt.

We took the birds. Last time, five of the deceased starlings were examined by a local specialist. It did not show signs of poison, but only internal bleeding in two copies. The newly found starlings are examined by the specialized Wageningen Bioveterinary Research laboratory in Lelystad and the Dutch Wildlife Health Center in Utrecht.

The municipality has promulgated a ban on dogs in the area because the cause of the mortality is unclear. Poisoning is taken into account. The area has been blocked by the police.

Source 4: Birdcare the curlew

Oct. 26, 2018

How is the current state of affairs with regard to the dead starlings?
Last Friday, Wednesday and Thursday, a total of +/- 150 deceased starlings were found in the Huijgenspark in The Hague. OnSundayy, Thursday and Friday our veterinarian visited and carried out a total of 15 animals and collected material for further research. On Wednesday, the NVWA collected a cargo of birds that were examined in Lelystad on West Nile Virus. The negative result has now arrived.

On Thursday, the Dutch Wildlife Health Center also picked up a load of birds and we got a result today. Both veterinarians (ours and those from the DWHC) discussed their findings with each other. (Birds in good condition, some small bleeding in some animals, good for the upcoming winter, empty stomachs.) It is a very strange story!

Components of the deceased birds now go to various institutes for further research into rat poison and various viruses. On Monday the preparations are ready and the microscopic examination is started.
In the meantime, the municipality has instituted an outlet ban in the park until further notice.

We will keep you informed and hope that we will get a quick answer regarding the bizarre deaths.

Source 5: New contribution from Facebook:

Nov. 2, 2018

There is, of course, no certainty about the cause. There are stronger 4G and IoT channels in the vicinity near the park. In July there was also 5G tested, but then the birds did not swarm and they did not arrive in the park. IoT has also been active since 30 October 2017, so it is only briefly active with a safe distance (for humans) of 7.4 meters and with a 2000 Watt transmitter at less than 200 meters from the park main beam direction exactly across the park. Also at the same distance LTE channels and at another location also LTE stations etc. Here again exactly about the park.
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Source: Health Nut News, Erin Elizabeth, 5 Nov 2018

French court recognizes Microwave Sickness as cause of work accident
France Created: 1 Nov 2018
In France, on 27 September 2018, the Yvelines Social Security Court ruled that an employee had an work accident as a result of his intolerance to electromagnetic fields (EMF). The man, a technical assistant in a customer service department, became unwell at work on 6 November 2013. He becomes unwell due to an accelerated heartbeat (tachycardia) and dizziness and falls to the ground. Earlier - in 2011 - the man had been diagnosed as electro-sensitive and the company doctor had twice - in 2011 and in 2012 - requested to be transferred to another position, but this had not been followed.

The sickness insurance company refuses to regard it as a work accident because the causal relationship between the accident and the injury was not established. He lodges an appeal. The court orders a medical examination to establish whether there is a direct causal link between the claimed injury and the work accident of that day or whether this is the result of an exclusive external cause.

Medical examinations

Dr. Mireau, neurosurgeon and forensic scientist, states that there is no causal relationship and that the injury has a psychiatric cause related to an anxiety disorder and not to the work environment. The doctor states that the awareness that one is in an electromagnetic field, to the exclusion of any observable physical phenomenon, can cause the anxiety attack.

The Court found this investigation unclear and insufficiently motivated and states that the external cause of the accident had not been described and demonstrated and asked Dr. Pons - senior lecturer in cervicomaxillo-facial surgery at the university - for a new medical expertise.

Dr Pons, on the other hand, states that the accident was not caused by a traumatic event and that a causal link between the injury and the work is not excluded. Even if it is not scientifically demonstrable, the injury may be due to his hypersensitivity. This is because his hypersensitivity was already recognised in 2011 and he was asked to be transferred twice, which had not happened. The injury can therefore coincide with the complaints resulting from exposure to EMR.

Judgment of the Court

The Court of Appeal concludes from this report that a psychiatric cause is excluded. Furthermore, the injury concerns a precise and sudden event in which the existence of an exclusive external cause is not reported by the health insurance and is not objectified in the report of Dr. Pons. In addition, the company doctor's advice that he was suitable for a job in a low EMF environment and that he was asked to be transferred was not followed. The Court of Appeal therefore ruled that there are clear and consistent indicators that the injury can be regarded as a work accident and that the lack of evidence of an external cause leads to its recognition as an occupational accident.

The Court of Appeal rules in this judgment that the presumption of imputability must be assumed by these mentioned clear and consistent indicators. (First, a psychiatric cause is excluded. In addition, Dr. Pons did not rule out a possible causal link between the injury and the work and did not attribute it to a non-work related cause. Furthermore, the fact that it concerned a precise and sudden event that occurred at work and an external cause was not objectively identified. In addition, the man continued to work in an unsuitable environment because the requests for transfer were not followed up.)
Source: WeAreTheEvidence / OmegaNews, via email, 01 Nov 2018

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