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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

Free Public Lecture: Prof. Dariusz Leszczynski talk on 5G Wireless
Australia Created: 6 Aug 2017
“Global Expansion of the Wireless: The 5G dive into the great unknown” - Thursday 17 August 2017 @ 6:00 pm in 0.03, N16, Macrossan Building Lecture Theatre

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Source: Dariusz Leszczynski, 06 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

It’s been a bad day for Smart Meters in Britain
United Kingdom Created: 4 Aug 2017
This evening, the BBC’s Watchdog Live programme did a follow up to its previous investigation on fires that have potentially been caused by poorly executed installations of smart meters. Since the original investigation they’ve been contacted by more people affected and tonight showed the devastating consequences for two families, whose homes had been gutted by fire – one from a faulty gas meter installation, and the second attributed to a faulty electricity meter installation.

The faults are not ascribed to smart meters themselves, but the haste to meet Government targets to install 53 million new meters by 2020. Because of multiple delays in the deployment programme, the industry is having to treble the number of installers, which is raising concerns for the safety of installations and has resulted in calls for a review of the timescales for installation.

Despite four requests, Greg Clark, the Minister for Hiding Things and not Admitting the Truth, who moonlights as the Energy Secretary, had refused to go onto the program or provide any explanation. Presumably, because so far, these have been largely unreported events. What Watchdog Live has done is to bring them to the public attention.

An interesting statistic they provided was from BEIS – The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. They said that in the first six months of 2017 “only 18 incidents had been reported out of 3 million installations”. That is one of those statistics which seem innocuous and reassuring at first glance, but start to get very worrying when you look at what’s underneath.

The British smart metering programme aims to install 53 million smart meters. So, if it carries on at this rate, that will mean 159 incidents for the full rollout. However, almost all of the 3 million installations which BEIS refer to will have been performed by the existing, experienced installation teams which have been doing this for year. It’s only now that the newly trained installers are starting to come into the picture. If we assume they may result in a doubling of the mis-fitting rate, (which is probably conservative), that would lead to just over 300 incidents we can expect over the next three years.

That’s 300 occasions where a house, flat or apartment may burn down. The tragic fire at Grenfell Towers destroyed 98 apartments, so, based on BEIS’ numbers, we are looking at the equivalent of one Grenfell Tower disaster per year for the next three years. Whilst that might feel like a glib comparison, it won’t feel like that for each of those people who lose their home. Stalin was alleged to have said that “A Single Death is a Tragedy; a Million Deaths is a Statistic”. It appears that Greg Clark’s equivalent is that “an individual fire can be ignored, a Grenfell Tower changes party policy”. So he’s content to hide and carry on with the smart metering deployment in the hope that no-one notices individual houses burning down.

We need far more information about how these installations are progressing. As this issue has not been raised, it’s unlikely that the fire service or the National Grid (who deal with gas emergencies) are specifically attributing incidents to smart meter installations, where that is appropriate. That needs to be corrected, so that we can get a far better handle on the effect of the massive influx of new installers. The industry perception is that they pose a risk, but we have no clear evidence and it is vital that we capture it.

There is a desperate need to review safety in this programme. It is not a smart meter issue per se, but a consequence of the rush to an unachievable political target, which many in the industry have been highlighting for years as an unacceptable danger.

The message from Watchdog Live was clear. Until common sense is applied to this mad rush to install, householders should not accept the offer of a smart meter. Your home is far more important than Mr Clark’s obsession with a political tick-box.
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Source: Creative Connectivity, Nick Hunn, 27 Jul 2017

Letter: Cancer worry over radiation
United Kingdom Created: 3 Aug 2017
Steve Grove is right, Letters, July 19 - Most low-level microwave radiation is found inside houses rather than outside them, and I agree with him – where are the facts on mobile phone masts?.

Our Government insists that drugs are tested before they are let loose on the public. No one tested the phone masts or the mobiles or the more dangerous Dect phones – Dect phones are like your own mini mobile phone mast in that they give out low-level microwaves in your home day and night. No one tested wi-fi or Bluetooth.

Basically it is left to us the public to prove that they are damaging our health.

The Government made billions selling the airwaves to the mobile phone companies who make around $17bn a year.

The economy profits. GNP goes up. Young and old are happily addicted to their phones.

The problem is that no one can see these microwaves – yet it seems to me that it is self-evident that, as our bodies/nerves work on electrical impulses, they can be interfered with by numerous other forms of radiation.

There is plenty of anecdotal evidence – for instance, in nearby Crediton there were five cancers in four homes directly behind each other in the beam of a phone mast.

These people are not all old – the cancers in the house nearest the mast being a five-year-old child and her young mother.

I spent five years going around the cancer and other illness clusters around mobile phone masts in England, houses where even the dogs and pet rats got cancers.

There are independent scientific studies that show low-level microwaves damage health. Those studying them soon stop getting research grants. The mobile phone companies do most of the studies which are short and quick and show they don’t affect us.

I can point to scientists who have been removed or sacked if they get the wrong results.

More than 6,000 doctors in Germany signed the Frieburger Appeal, pointing out the illnesses their patients were prone to when living near mobile phone masts. Our English doctors are not allowed to comment.

Phone masts, such as the new one proposed in Totnes, are for 4G phones, smart meters that GCHQ warns us can be hacked, and probably for those passing through Totnes on the train.

The Government has tied the hands of planners and our district councillors. Mobile phone masts go up as if they were lamp posts.

The planners are not allowed to object on health grounds and the councillors will incur huge fines if they do – we will then pay them via our council tax, and the masts will go up anyway.

Sue Webster

Bridgetown, Totnes
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Source: Totnes Times, Sue Webster, 26 Jul 2017

Letter: Mobile phone mast a concern
United Kingdom Created: 3 Aug 2017
I am writing to object to the planning application 2021/17/ PAT for a new mobile phone mast in Totnes.

As a journalist who has studied the biological effects of electromagnetic fields for more than two decades, I would like to object to the proposed mast on health grounds.

The UK currently has one of the highest EMF exposure levels in the world and I believe some residents in Totnes living close to the proposed mast are already suffering from cancer.

Hundreds of reputable peer-reviewed studies now show increased risk of cancer from telecommunications masts as well as Alzheimer’s disease, cardiovascular effects, DNA damage, depression, fertility problems, leukaemia and miscarriages

In response to recent research findings, the mayor of Paris has just reduced its citizen’s permitted mobile phone mast microwave radiation exposure to 10 times lower than the current UK level.

The World Health Organ­isation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer classifies radio frequency radiation at class 2B, possible cancer agents. While a growing body of scientists now say they should be classed as a 2A, probable, or even class 1, certain.

In Sweden, electrical sensitivity (ES) is treated as a functional disability and sufferers can get grants to shield their homes from electro-magnetic radiation. There are mobile phone-free zones in Stockholm and Salzburg public transport systems.

Other countries such as Australia, France, Germany and Spain have recognised individual ES cases through disability awards, while Canada and Russia have medical centres specialising in ES.

As a soon-to-be Totnes resident, I am moving to the town as I understood that in many ways it was a special place to live where public health issues are high on the agenda.

Please do not put money before our public health.

Ms T Turner

Brooklands, Totnes
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Source: Totnes Times, Ms T Turner, 26 Jul 2017

Council apology for IT blunder that has given mobile mast by three schools the green light
United Kingdom Created: 2 Aug 2017
Greenwich council has apologised for an “IT mistake” which has resulted in a 12,5m mobile mast close to three schools getting the go ahead.

Residents said they were completely devastated that despite a massive campaign against the development, and the refusal of council planning permission, Vodafone has consent to build a telecommunications mast at the rear of 133 Westcombe Hill (Siebert Road) in Blackheath.

The council refused planning permission for the mast in November and so residents were shocked to see contractors arrive to start work last week. Greenwich council is now trying to see if the mast can still be stopped through other means.
In a subsequent letter of apology written to residents the council states: “Regretfully, and due to a systems error, the application wasn’t determined within the 56-day period which means it is deemed to be consented and the mast can now be installed provided all the other permissions are obtained. It is extremely unfortunate that the application wasn’t determined in 56 days, given representations objecting to the scheme were made.”

It is the second time this year the council has had to make such an apology. In May it was forced to explain why Vodafone had begun work on a mast close to Foxfield Primary School in Raglan Road, Woolwich, despite a huge number of objections made by the community. In that instance the mistake in missing the 56-day cut off was attributed to “human error”.

The council halted works in Westcombe Hill last week on grounds that it had not issued a highway permit for the use of the land. The council said in its letter to residents that it understood “the land in question is the responsibility of Transport for London (TfL), who as land owner has to agree the installation of the mast with the applicant.”

It noted that it has approached Tfl to make them aware of the situation. However TfL told The Mercury it does not own the land and it believes it is actually owned by Highways England.
Resident Nathalie Golden told The Mercury: “Everyone is completely devastated by this especially as there was such a massive campaign against the mast – the community really pulled together. And then it was heartening that the council agreed with us and rejected it – and then to find out it is to go ahead due to mismanagement is just terribly sad.
“Everyone thought the site was completely inappropriate as it was so close to three schools.”

The campaigners were concerned about the possible impact on the health of children from radiation, particularly as the site is less than 30 metres away from MEFA Montessori School and close to both Invicta Primary School and Greenwich Steiner School’s Kirkside Road site. Ms Golden said: “We are grateful for the council’s efforts now to do what they can to change the situation – but rules are rules especially in the area of planning permission.
“The council has told everyone the glitch has been fixed but one wonders how many other applications there are that might be affected.”

A spokeswoman for Greenwich council said: “The Royal Borough listened and responded to residents’ objections to this phone mast. Planning permission was therefore refused on November 14, 2016. An IT fault regrettably resulted in this decision coming after the legal 56-day period and therefore planning permission was attained ‘by default.’
“We apologise to residents and are determined, going forward, to make sure that all works on the site only proceed with the landowner’s permission.”

A Vodafone spokeswoman told the Mercury: “Vodafone and O2 customers expect to be able to use their mobiles and devices where they live, work and travel.
“Base stations are low-powered devices which cover approximately half a mile in radius, therefore we have to put base stations close to our customers.

“Vodafone and O2 identified that they need to improve the coverage to their customers in Blackheath and we now have consent for a base station on Siebert Road. We have received a query on the land ownership at the proposed location and are currently investigating this point.
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Source: South London Press & Mercury, Mandy Little, 02 Aug 2017

Is ICNIRP a Closed Club ?
Australia Created: 1 Aug 2017
Dear Readers, In this installment of our newsletter we have used ORSAA’s database to extend the work of both Starkey [1] and Hardell [2] who have looked at the EHC core group and their memberships/associations. What clearly stands out is the WHO Environmental Health Criteria (EHC) Group appears to be biased and ICNIRP is a closed club.

Reference 1. Dr Starkey’s paper entitled: “Inaccurate official assessment of radiofrequency safety by the Advisory Group on Non-ionising Radiation”

Reference 2 Professor Lennart Hardell’s latest paper entitled “World Health Organization, radiofrequency radiation and health - a hard nut to crack (Review)“

ORSAA has carefully looked at a number of attributes for each EHC “expert” as shown in the attached pdf and we have to say we find the linkages are very troubling.

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Source: ORSAA, Vince Leach, 01 Aug 2017

5G-succes i Danmark hænger i en tynd tråd
Denmark Created: 31 Jul 2017
5G lover enormt hurtige mobile dataforbindelser, men 5G-sendernes rækkevidde er så kort, at der skal opsættes en sværm af dem rundt om på tage og husmure, og lige den del af udbygningen af det danske mobilnet kan godt gå hen og blive et stort problem, mener teleselskabet 3 i følge Børsen.

En del af problemet handler om, at prisen for at leje sig til en plads på kommunale bygninger ifølge 3 er ganske høj. Hvis den prispolitik fortsætter, vil det gøre businesscasen for 5G vanskelig og dermed forsinke udbygningen.

En anden del af problemet handler om, i hvilken udstrækning mobiloperatørerne må dele master og netværk. 3’s netværksdirektør Kim Christensen ønsker sig ifølge Børsen en mere smidig lovgivning og sagsbehandling.

Energi-, forsynings- og klimaminister Lars Christian Lilleholt (V) skriver til Børsen, at kommunernes prispolitik fortsat er et kommunalt anliggende, men at der findes gode eksempler, som han gerne vil være med til at udbrede. For eksempel er kommunerne i Region Sjælland omfattet af en aftale om ensartet sagsbehandling i forbindelse med mobilmaster. Desuden vil ministeren nedsætte et såkaldt 5G-forum, hvor parterne kan diskutere udfordringerne med udbygningen af nettet.
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Source: Computerworld, Niels Veileborg, 31 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

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