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Dose-response DNA-damage in ear-canal hair-follicle cells from mobile-phone use
Turkey Created: 20 Apr 2018
ABSTRACT: The aim of this study was to investigate effect of radiofrequency radiation (RFR) emitted from mobile phones on DNA damage in follicle cells of hair in the ear canal. The study was carried out on 56 men (age range: 30–60 years old)in four treatment groups with n = 14 in each group. The groups were defined as follows: people who did not use a mobile phone (Control), people use mobile phones for 0–30 min/day (second group), people use mobile phones for 30–60 min/day (third group) and people use mobile phones for more than 60 min/day (fourth group).

Ear canal hair follicle cells taken from the subjects were analyzed by the Comet Assay to determine DNA damages. The Comet Assay parameters measured were head length, tail length, comet length, percentage of head DNA, tail DNA percentage, tail moment, and Olive tail moment. Results of the study showed that DNA damage indicators were higher in the RFR exposure groups than in the control subjects. In addition, DNA damage increased with the daily duration of exposure.

In conclusion, RFR emitted from mobile phones has a potential to produce DNA damage in follicle cells of hair in the ear canal. Therefore, mobile phone users have to pay more attention when using wireless phones.
KEYWORDS: Radiofrequency radiation, mobile phone, DNA damage, single strand break, ear canal hair follicle cells
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Source: Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine, Akdag M et al., 18 Apr 2018

How Big Wireless War-Gamed the Science on Risks, While Making Customers Addicted to Their Phones
USA Created: 20 Apr 2018
We continue our conversation with Mark Hertsgaard, The Nation’s environment correspondent and investigative editor, who co-authored a major new exposé, “How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe.” He discusses how wireless companies “war-gamed the science” by funding friendly studies and attacking critical ones; the potential dangers of the pending expansion of 5G with the “internet of things”; the role of the telecommunications industry officials turned federal regulators; and how companies deliberately addicted customers to this technology through the addition of social media.

Video and transcript available at source link below...
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Source: Democracy Now!, Mark Hertsgaard, 05 Apr 2018

Dame Judi Dench in planning row over phone mast near her Cornwall home
United Kingdom Created: 20 Apr 2018
Dame Judi Dench has been criticised for comments she made over plans for a phone mast in Cornwall where she has a second home.

The comments by the Oscar-winning actress have prompted calls that only people who live in an area should be allowed to have a say on its development.

It relates to an application for planning permission for a 15-metre phone mast by telecoms company EE.

The company applied last year for permission to erect the mast at Treen, on the north coast of Penwith near to Zennor, St Ives.

Dame Judi said in her objection: “The serenity of the area, those that live here, its wildlife and wonderful natural beauty would be adversely affected. I feel strongly that we should protect this.”

As it turned out, planning permission for the mast was refused under delegated powers by Cornwall Council planners in August last year.

The company EE then applied for a much smaller 7.7 metre mast at the same site in December. This application was also rejected by planners.

But now, EE has appealed against the decision to turn down the original 15-metre mast and the matter is before the Planning Inspectorate for consideration.

While Dame Judi made her comments for the original application, the appeal has reignited the debate about whether second home owners have the right to object to infrastructure projects in areas where they go on holiday.

Speaking to the Sunday Telegraph, Grant Shapps, the former Tory party chairman, said: “Obviously we all want beautiful parts of our countryside to remain special, but for people who live and work in an area with poor mobile connectivity, this can mean being forced to travel to an office rather than working from closer to home.

“So bad reception can add to congestion, environmental damage and inconveniences everyone. Nowadays people expect coverage whenever they go and there are good business and family reasons to complete the UK's mobile network.

"It should be for people who actually live in an area to determine what infrastructure is required."

Dame Judi was one of 45 people who commented on the original application. Cornwall Council’s planning website lists her entry as “Mrs Dame Judi Dench (Objects)”.

Her objection reads: “ I continue to visit Cornwall, as I have done for a number of years, and have always been mesmerised by its pristine scenery. Not only is it one of the most stunning coastlines in the United Kingdom...but in the world.

“This telecoms mast would simply ruin the landscape. This is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and this construction would inevitably halt a number of special visits to the location.

“The serenity of the area, those that live here, its wildlife and wonderful natural beauty would be adversely affected. I feel strongly that we should protect this.

Dame Judi has previously lent her support to the Cornish charity Fishermen's Mission, in which she has publicly supported a number of fundraising campaigns.

Cornwall Council is to defend the appeal by EE. Cornwall Council planners said on the application: “The appeal site is in an open rural landscape where it is intended to conserve the upland rural character of the locality. The locality is a scenic, unique and historic landscape which is highly popular for these characteristics.

“The proposal would introduce a modern structure of substantial height into this sensitive landscape which will not integrate well. The resultant harm is considered contrary to policies of the CLP [Cornwall Local Plan] which seek to conserve and enhance such landscapes. The benefits offered by the proposal do not outweigh the harm.”

A final decision on the appeal is due to be made at later date.
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Source: Cornwall News, Graeme Wilkinson, 16 Apr 2018

Radio frequency radiation-related cancer: assessing causation in the occupational/military setting
Israel Created: 19 Apr 2018
Highlights: The findings support a case for classifying RFR as a human carcinogen.
Carcinogenicity of radio frequency radiation (RFR) was examined.
The focus was on hemolymphatic cancers in the occupational and military settings.
Unusually high proportion of hemolymphatic cancers was found in a case series.
Similar unusually high proportions were reported in three previous cohort studies -

Abstract

Background and aim

We reexamine whether radio frequency radiation (RFR) in the occupational and military settings is a human carcinogen.
Methods

We extended an analysis of an already-reported case series of patients with cancer previously exposed to whole-body prolonged RFR, mainly from communication equipment and radar. We focused on hematolymphatic (HL) cancers. We used analysis by percentage frequency (PF) of a cancer type, which is the proportion of a specific cancer type relative to the total number of cancer cases. We also examined and analyzed the published data on three other cohort studies from similar military settings from different countries.
Results

The PF of HL cancers in the case series was very high, at 40% with only 23% expected for the series age and gender profile, confidence interval CI95%: 26–56%, p<0.01, 19 out of 47 patients had HL cancers. We also found high PF for multiple primaries. As for the three other cohort studies: In the Polish military sector, the PF of HL cancers was 36% in the exposed population as compared to 12% in the unexposed population, p<0.001. In a small group of employees exposed to RFR in Israeli defense industry, the PF of HL cancers was 60% versus 17% expected for the group age and gender profile, p<0.05. In Belgian radar battalions the HL PF was 8.3% versus 1.4% in the control battalions as shown in a causes of deaths study and HL cancer mortality rate ratio was 7.2 and statistically significant. Similar findings were reported on radio amateurs and Korean war technicians. Elevated risk ratios were previously reported in most of the above studies.
Conclusions

The consistent association of RFR and highly elevated HL cancer risk in the four groups spread over three countries, operating different RFR equipment types and analyzed by different research protocols, suggests a cause-effect relationship between RFR and HL cancers in military/occupational settings. While complete measurements of RFR exposures were not available and rough exposure assessments from patients interviews and from partial exposure data were used instead, we have demonstrated increased HL cancers in occupational groups with relatively high RFR exposures. Our findings, combined with other studies, indicate that exposures incurred in the military settings evaluated here significantly increased the risk of HL cancers. Accordingly, the RFR military exposures in these occupations should be substantially reduced and further efforts should be undertaken to monitor and measure those exposures and to follow cohorts exposed to RFR for cancers and other health effects. Overall, the epidemiological studies on excess risk for HL and other cancers together with brain tumors in cellphone users and experimental studies on RFR and carcinogenicity make a coherent case for a cause-effect relationship and classifying RFR exposure as a human carcinogen (IARC group 1).
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Source: ScienceDirect, Michael Peleg / Or Nativ / Elihu D.Richter, 22 Feb 2018

Letter by Prof. Dominique Belpomme Addressed to Electrohypersensitive Persons
France Created: 18 Apr 2018
Why I filed a complaint! This sixth letter is addressed more specifically to all those who suffer from electrohypersensitivity (EHS) and to all the associations that, fortunately, have taken up their cause. From a scientific point of view, there is no doubt that electrohypersensitivity is an acquired condition of environmental origin and that, in one way or another, artificial electromagnetic fields (which are polarized and pulsed, unlike natural electromagnetic fields) are most likely involved. There are thousands of scientific articles and even several journals entirely devoted to this subject. No doubt, even if it is still hesitant about the truth of this cause and the individualization of EHS as a new pathological condition, we should recall that following the 2004 Prague Congress, the WHO formally recognized the existence of EHS as a deleterious health "condition"[1]. Since then, numerous scientific studies have come to confirm the harmfulness of electromagnetic fields on health and, as we have shown, the possibility that chemicals may also be involved in the genesis and/or manifestations of EHS, since multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) is a condition often associated with it[2], whether it be the cause or consequence.

Then why such opposition and controversy against those who suffer and doctors and researchers who try to understand the reason for this suffering and work to alleviate it?

Everyone knows the real reasons, which are not scientific, and it is not necessary here to dwell on them.

In the latest ARTAC newsletter, you will find the current state of our research on the subject, which shows that people with electrohypersensitivity present in 70-80% of cases, at the molecular level, oxidative stress[3]. This confirms the results obtained recently by an Italian team[4].

However, the existence of such oxidative stress is incompatible with the assumption of ANSES [Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety] according to which EHS is caused by a nocebo effect, even if we can admit that, secondary to the genesis of EHS, such an effect may appear in the form of a sort of conditioned reflex[5].

Our work is therefore radically opposed to the conclusions of ANSES, which unfortunately are not scientifically founded, since ANSES has in fact decided not to recognize the effects of electromagnetic fields on health[6]. Moreover, it is not for ANSES to present in an official report research hypotheses that have not been validated by the medical and scientific community.

Another important result of our research is to have proven that the administration of fermented papaya (Immun'Age) can improve the clinical symptomatology of patients and normalize the pulsometry measured by ultrasound tomosphygmography at the temporal lobes thanks in particular to an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect[7].

There remains the problem of smart meters. As many know, ENEDIS has arranged for the National Medical Council to lodge a complaint against me. However, in defiance of the secrecy of the investigation, the content of this complaint was disclosed in the press. This allowed some unscrupulous media to write with disregard for any serious investigation of polemical and slanderous articles attacking my honor and the quality of my research.

I was thus obliged to lodge a complaint against some of these media on the one hand and against X on the other hand for violation of professional secrecy and concealment of violation of professional secrecy. However, outside the Council of the Order, only ENEDIS knew the content of the complaint against me.

The sick are there and their existence and suffering cannot be denied. It is in the name of the Hippocratic Oath that I have acted and will continue to act, in full ethical awareness, because beyond the barriers that are now erected to refuse to recognize EHS, there is the intangibility of scientific facts and the hope for a better world.

Prof. Dominique Belpomme

References :

1. Hansson Mild K, Repacholi M, van Deventer E, Ravazzani P, eds. 2006. Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity: Proceedings, International Workshop on EMF Hypersensitivity, Prague, Czech Republic, October 25-27, 2004. Geneva (Switzerland): WHO Press. p. 16.
http://www.who.int/peh-emf/publications/reports/EHS_Proceedings_June2006.pdf

2. Belpomme D, Campagnac C, Irigaray P. 2015. Reliable disease biomarkers characterizing and identifying electrohypersensitivity and multiple chemical sensitivity as two etiopathogenic aspects of a unique pathological disorder. Rev. Environ. Health. 30: 251-271.
http://ehs-mcs.org/fichiers/1454070991_Reliable_biomarkers.pdf

3. Irigaray P, Garrel C, Faure P, Belpomme D. Oxidative stress in electrohypersensitivity self-reporting patients: results of a prospective in vivo molecular analysis. Int J Mol Med. 2018.
(not yet on-line)

4. De Luca C, Thai JC, Raskovic D, Cesareo E, Caccamo D, Trukhanov A, et al. 2014, Metabolic and genetic screening of electromagnetic hypersensitive subjects as a feasible tool for diagnostics and intervention. Mediators Inflamm. 2014: 924184.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4000647/

5. Dieudonné M. 2016. Does electromagnetic hypersensitivity originate from nocebo responses? Indications from a qualitative study. Bioelectromagnetics 37: 14-24.
https://www.elettrosensibili.it/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/effetto-nocebo-studio-di-qualitc3a0.pdf

6. ANSES. Pré-rapport d’expertise : Hypersensibilité électromagnétique ou intolérance environnementale idiopathique attribuée aux champs électromagnétiques. Juin 2016.
2018 : https://www.anses.fr/fr/system/files/AP2011SA0150Ra.pdf
(available for now only in French)

7. Irigaray P, Garrel C, Houssay C, Mantello P, Belpomme D. 2018. Beneficial effects of a fermented papaya preparation for the treatment of electrohypersensitivity self-reporting patients: results of a phase I-II clinical trial with special reference to cerebral pulsation measurement and oxidative stress analysis. Funct Foods Health Dis 8(2): 122-144.
https://www.ffhdj.com/index.php/ffhd/article/view/406

Original articlce in French:
http://www.ehs-mcs.org/fichiers/newsletter6_1523021497.pdf
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Source: Towards Better Health blog, Dominique Belpomme, 14 Apr 2018

Doctors See Increase of Ear Tumor Cases
USA Created: 18 Apr 2018
Doctors say they're seeing more and more cases of ear tumors called acoustic neuroma.

When longtime Dallas radio personality Mark McCray started to lose some of his hearing, he thought maybe it was just a hazard of the job. He went to a doctor to get it checked out, but was told it wasn't anything to worry about.

Years later, the hearing loss got worse and he began to suffer nausea and dizziness.

"Once I finally realized that there was something that was off, I had an ENT suggest that I get an MRI," said McCray.

Doctors found a four centimeter tumor on the nerve that connects his ear to his brain.

Acoustic tumors are benign, which means they won't spread to other parts of the body, however, if left untreated, they'll continue to grow on the nerve.

"The symptoms just increase. The dizziness increases. The hearing loss increases and eventually the brain stem, which is a very important part of your brain, gets compressed and it can take your life," said Dr. Yoav Hahn, Board-Certified Otologist/Neurotologist and Otolaryngologist at Medical City Dallas.

Today's advanced imaging technology is helping doctors catch the tumors, which is why the number of cases is on the rise.

The tumors, if small, are monitored, but if medium or large in size, will be treated with surgery or radiation.

"Once they are removed, the prognosis is very good. In fact, the chances of them coming back are very low," said Dr. Hahn.

McCray permanently lost hearing in his right ear as a result of the surgery, but the tumor and its deadly potential are gone.

"Overall, I'm a positive person, so I just think of it as, yeah it's something that nobody wants, but I've been able to use the platform that I have a radio personality to talk about it and bring awareness to it."

See a doctor if hearing loss is worse in one ear over the other or you have ringing (tinnitus) in one ear or if you get vertigo or dizziness.

Ear tumors can develop in anyone at any age.
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Source: NBCDFW, Bianca Castro, 05 Apr 2018

Historic cellphone recall due to excessive radiation
France Created: 14 Apr 2018
In the wake of the ‘Phonegate’ hearings in France, for the first time in history a cellphone has been recalled due to emitting potentially unsafe levels of radiation. ‘Phonegate’ was similar to ‘Dieselgate,’ except in this case, it was cellphones—not diesel cars—that were proven to have higher emissions than claimed by their manufacturers. European manufacturer Orange recalled its Hapi 30 cellphone following hearings in Paris in which Dr. Marc Arazi led a team of international experts examining data released by French agency National Frequencies Agency (ANFR). Dr. Arazi had petitioned ANFR for several years to get the data released, finally resorting to court action. Among international experts at the hearings was American epidemiologist Dr. Devra Davis.

The Hapi 30 is “a rather basic flip phone model that the operator Orange sells under its own brand name and is manufactured by the French company Mobiwire,” according to an Alerte Phonegate media release. “In mid-March, Orange began to warn the affected users, that is, 0.3% of its customers, according to the operator, which would represent around 90,000 persons. By letter, they are being offered a free exchange of their cell phone against another model.” Tests conducted by ANFR revealed a specific absorption rate (SAR) that exceeds the authorized limit. The SAR is the measurement used to quantify the energy of radiofrequency radiation absorbed by the user of a cell phone. It is limited to 2 W/kg at the level of the head (“SAR head”) and at the level of body (“SAR trunk”). The Orange mobile phone Hapi 30 exceeds the limit at the level of the trunk (2.1 W/kg). Orange issued a statement that, “This mobile phone presents no health risk,” insisting that it meets emission standards “in situations of ordinary use, when the flap is open.”

However, the Orange mobile phone may only be the first such unit recalled. “We have recorded some other phones that exceed limits,” says Gilles Brégant, Director-General of ANFR. The agency is in the process of enforcing compliance with other manufacturers. Brégant promises to publish the name of the models at the conclusion of the procedure, which would take several months.

The European Union has legislation known as the RED directive (directive 2014/53/EU) that can impose fines on cellphone manufacturers that fail to meet mandated emissions standards. Sadly, in North America, neither Health Canada nor US regulatory agency the FDA has shown any such interest in protecting consumer health.

Dr. Arazi, a physician and former French politician, has been campaigning tirelessly to get both French and European regulatory agencies to enforce and improve standards. Largely due to his efforts, stricter standards are being enacted. Dr. Arazi—like many international scientists—has pointed out that the current SAR-based testing regime is ineffective and a poor standard to base public health regulations upon. “A change in the method of measurement, which applies to smartphones and other cell phones placed on the market since April 2016, has led to the emission measurements of the trunk at a maximum distance of 0.5 cm from the body,” notes the Alerte Phonegate coalition. “Previously, manufacturers could make measurements at a distance of 2.5 cm. These few centimeters change everything: they were allowing manufacturers to display much lower values, and therefore to comply more easily with the standards.”

Further making history have been the discoveries of the $25 million 2017 US National Toxicology Program (NTP) study revealing increased heart tumours and brain damage in rats exposed to radiofrequency radiation emitted by cellphones. Although an attempt was made to soft pedal the results in the mainstream media, “the experts recommended that tumors in tissues surrounding nerves in the hearts of male rats, called malignant schwannomas, be reclassified from some evidence to clear evidence of carcinogenic activity… NTP researchers also looked for noncancerous health effects in rats and mice. The panel agreed that there were increases in damage to brain tissue in exposed male and female rats, which further supported the classifications of cancerous effects in the brain.” NTP Senior Scientist John Bucher “stressed that the goal of the study was to establish the potential health hazard of exposure to cell phone RFR. He said that to detect a potential effect, the rodents’ whole bodies were exposed to levels equal to and higher than the highest level permitted for local tissue exposure in cell phone emissions today.”

For a summary of the NTP study, visit the US National Institutes of Health website here: https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/2018/4/feature/feature-2-cell-phone/index.htm
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Source: ChameleonFire1 blog, Sean Arthur Joyce, 06 Apr 2018

Birds Can See Earth's Magnetic Fields, And We Finally Know How That's Possible
Sweden Created: 14 Apr 2018
The mystery behind how birds navigate might finally be solved: it's not the iron in their beaks providing a magnetic compass, but a newly discovered protein in their eyes that lets them "see" Earth's magnetic fields.

These findings come courtesy of two new papers - one studying robins, the other zebra finches.

The fancy eye protein is called Cry4, and it's part of a class of proteins called cryptochromes - photoreceptors sensitive to blue light, found in both plants and animals. These proteins play a role in regulating circadian rhythms.

There's also been evidence in recent years that, in birds, the cryptochromes in their eyes are responsible for their ability to orient themselves by detecting magnetic fields, a sense called magnetoreception.

We know that birds can only sense magnetic fields if certain wavelengths of light are available - specifically, studies have shown that avian magnetoreception seems dependent on blue light.

This seems to confirm that the mechanism is a visual one, based in the cryptochromes, which may be able to detect the fields because of quantum coherence.

To find more clues on these cryptochromes, two teams of biologists set to work. Researchers from Lund University in Sweden studied zebra finches, and researchers from the Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg in Germany studied European robins.

The Lund team measured gene expression of three cryptochromes, Cry1, Cry2 and Cry4, in the brains, muscles and eyes of zebra finches. Their hypothesis was that the cryptochromes associated with magnetoreception should maintain constant reception over the circadian day.

They found that, as expected for circadian clock genes, Cry1 and Cry2 fluctuated daily - but Cry4 expressed at constant levels, making it the most likely candidate for magnetoreception.

This finding was supported by the robin study, which found the same thing.

"We also found that Cry1a, Cry1b, and Cry2 mRNA display robust circadian oscillation patterns, whereas Cry4 shows only a weak circadian oscillation," the researchers wrote.

But they made a couple of other interesting findings, too. The first is that Cry4 is clustered in a region of the retina that receives a lot of light - which makes sense for light-dependent magnetoreception.

The other is that European robins have increased Cry4 expression during the migratory season, compared to non-migratory chickens.

Both sets of researchers caution that more research is needed before Cry4 can be declared the protein responsible for magnetoreception.

The evidence is strong, but it's not definitive, and both Cry1 and Cry2 have also been implicated in magnetoreception, the former in garden warblers and the latter in fruit flies.

Observing birds with non-functioning Cry4 could help confirm the role it seems to play, while other studies will be needed to figure Cry1's role.

So what does a bird actually see? Well, we can't ever know what the world looks like through another species' eyes, but we can take a very strong guess.

According to researchers at the Theoretical and Computational Biophysics group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, whose researcher Klaus Schulten first predicted magnetoreceptive cryptochromes in 1978, they could provide a magnetic field "filter" over the bird's field of view - like in the picture above (click source link below to see image).

The zebra finch study was published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, and the robin study was published in Current Biology.
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Source: Science Alert, MICHELLE STARR, 04 Apr 2018

“Clear Evidence” of Cancer Risk, Say Pathologists
USA Created: 10 Apr 2018
Yes it did, no it didn't, yes it did - Did cell phone radiation cause higher rates of cancer in rats --or not? It all depends how you look at the data.

Two weeks ago, a panel of pathologists and toxicologists completed a detailed review of the National Toxicology Program's $25 million cell phone study and decided that there was "clear evidence" that both GSM and CDMA radiation can lead a rare tumor in the heart of male rats.

This was the same conclusion that the NTP had reached in May 2016, before reversing itself two months ago.

All in all, the panel recommended that the NTP upgrade seven of its findings on cell phone cancer risks, including for brain tumors.

We went to North Carolina for the peer review meeting. In our latest story, we explain each side's reasoning and how the panelists became convinced that the risk appears to be real.

Read it here: http://microwavenews.com/news-center/ntp-peer-review-sees-tumor-risk

Louis Slesin, PhD
Editor, Microwave News
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Source: Microwave News, Louis Slesin PhD, 09 Apr 2018

Hearing at the Danish Parliament on wireless radiation puts pressure on the National Board of Health
Denmark Created: 10 Apr 2018
Politicians on the Parliament Committee for Health and Elder care will investigate the health risks from mobile radiation and wireless networks with a public hearing on April 12 at the Parliament building, Christiansborg in Copenhagen. The consultation has been in preparation for a while and several leading international researchers in the field will speak. The National Board of Health will, however, not participate.

The main reason for this hearing is that Parliament politicians do not believe it has been clarified whether radiation from mobile telephony, wireless networks, etc. are associated with health effects or not.

The parliamentary committee mentioned in its announcement of the consultation, that several medical doctors have indicated that an increasing number of patients are experiencing symptoms from exposure to radiation emitted by mobile telephones, wireless networks, etc. Reported symptoms include headaches, memory and concentration problems, tinnitus, restlessness, impaired sleep, behavioral problems and dementia. In January 2015, France prohibited Wi-Fi devices in kindergartens, and the French government has suggested that school children should be prohibited from using their mobile phones while at school.

In 2011 the World Health Organization WHO classified radiofrequency radiation from mobile devices and wireless networks as potentially carcinogenic to humans on the basis of the then available peer-reviewed and published scientific research. The timing of this parlamentary hearing is extraordinary as new and comprehensive studies from the United States and Italy significantly upgrade the cancer risk.

In spite of much recognized foreign research, the Danish National Board of Health has refused to acknowledge any health damage may be caused by exposure to radiation from wireless technology.

It is therefore highly conspicuous and highly problematic that the National Board of Health, which is the only protective health body in Denmark in relation to non-ionizing radiation, will not be represented at the hearing.

For many years, the EHS Association of electro-hypersensitive people has warned about the health risks from excessive use of wireless technology. The chairwoman of the EHS Association, Christina Mellgren, welcomes the hearing. "It is high time that politicians understand that public health is already under threat by the rapidly increasing wireless radiation exposure in society. The extensive use of wireless technology such as mobile phones and Wi-Fi devices is a time bomb that may have serious long-term health consequences for large segments of the population, especially children and adolescents, unless regulation is tightened immediately. Many people are affected by ubiqutous wireless radiation, usually without realizing, and this phenomenon will only worsen. For long enough, government authorities have ignored extensive scientific studies in this area that demonstrate a significant health risk and have not acted to protect the population. We look forward to the fact that the parliamentary hearing will clearly reveal the current situation through insights from some of the absolute leading researchers in the field. The rising wireless radiation in society today must be recognized as a serious environmental threat to public health. "

On the day of the hearing, the EHS Association will host several activities throughout Copenhagen.

8.30 – 9.30 am.: At the National Board of Health, Islands Brygge 67, 2300 Copenhagen. Delivery of a petition against increasing radiation exposure to the Directorate of Health, Søren Brostrøm and Head of Unit for Radiation Protection, Mette Øhlenschlæger.

10 am. – 12 pm.: Nørreport Station. Public demonstration of radiation levels with professional measuring equipment. Sound of the pulse-modulated signals will be amplified for demonstration. Distribution of informational flyers.

Danish EHS Association
http://www.ehsf.dk

Press / media contact:

Tuesday and Wednesday morning:

Christina Mellgren - Chairwoman of the EHS Association Tel. +45 62 25 11 28

Henrik Eiriksson - member of the EHS association tel. +45 36 17 34 04

Thursday: Karin Nørgaard - member of the EHS association tel. +45 47 38 41 10

eMail (will respond quickly) to: Pernille Schriver - schriver.ehs {-at-} gmail.com
Source: Danish EHS-Association, C. Mellgren, 10 Apr 2018

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