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EMF Studies

30 November 2016

New Paper: When Theory and Observation Collide: Can Non-Ionizing Radiation Cause Cancer?

New paper: When theory and observation collide: Can non-ionizing radiation cause cancer?
November 30, 2016

Press Release
TRENT SCHOOL OF THE ENVIRONMENT
Trent University
1600 West Bank Drive Peterborough, ON Canada K9L 0G2

The Missing Link:
Why your government isn’t protecting you from Wi–Fi and cell phone radiation when
research shows this radiation causes cancer.

The American scientific journal Environmental Pollution reports, in its next issue, that
government safety guidelines for microwave radiation emitted by mobile phones, Wi-Fi, smart
meters, and other common wireless devices, are fundamentally flawed and fail to protect the
public from this possible carcinogen.

Increasing scientific evidence shows wireless radiation causes cancer and infertility and other
health effects, but due to a flawed assumption in safety guidelines, governments in the United
States, Canada, and the UK are allowing their citizens to be overexposed to microwave
radiation from wireless technology.

29 November 2016

Has the WHO EMF Project Been Hijacked by ICNIRP?

The canton of Geneva is just one of the many official bodies throughout the world citing the guidelines of ICNIRP and WHO claiming "no health effects" from exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields in its directive for use of Wi-Fi in schools. 

If you haven't already done so, please sign the the appeal, "Vote of no confidence in WHO's EMF Project":

Dr. Lennart Hardell has placed the appeal on his Web site with a detailed explanation.

Has the WHO EMF Project been hijacked by ICNIRP?
lennarthardellenglish 28 Novenber 2916

Recently the following appeal has been posted at http://olgasheean.com/who-emf/:

“Make your voice count

Sign this VOTE of NO CONFIDENCE in WHO’s EMF Project

We, the undersigned, being aware of and/or harmed by the adverse biological effects of EMFs, hereby declare our VOTE OF NO CONFIDENCE for WHO and its EMF Project, headed by industry-biased Emilie van Deventer—an electrical engineer (with no medical or health credentials), who has publicized her support for the wireless telecommunications industry and has a major conflict of interest, given her industry-funded research aimed at promoting and advancing wireless communication technology.

In 2014, Belgium Banned Mobile Phones and Mobile Phone Advertising for Children

The sale of this type of mobile phone
for children under age 7 is banned
in Belgium.
Mobile Phones and Children
health.belgium.be, 12 January 2016

The use of the mobile phone by children is a special point of attention. Children may be more sensitive to radio waves. Children absorb twice as much radiation in the brain than adults do, and 10 times more in the bone marrow of the skull. In addition, due to the popularity of the mobile phone, the cumulative exposure of the current generation of children will be much higher by the time they reach their adulthood than that of the current adults. Therefore, caution is called for.

For this reason, from the 1st of March 2014 no mobile phone which has been designed specifically for small children, may be brought on to the Belgian market. It concerns adapted mobile phones, meant for kids under 7 years of age, e.g. with only a few keys, with a form attractive to children.

Toxic Fumes on Board: Swiss Warns Its Staff

Toxic fumes on board: Swiss warns its staff
by Andreas Maurer, Schweiz am Sonntag,
26 November 2016 (translated by Google with grammatical corrections)

Andreas Maurer is an editor at "Schweiz am Sonntag".

An investigative report shows how contaminated air enters the cockpit.

In the cockpit and in the cabin of the Airbus A330 of Swiss the smell of hydraulic oil spread five minutes after take-off in Zurich. The 34-year-old pilot experienced headaches and put on the oxygen mask...  The pilot made the right decision, says the Swiss safety investigation authority (SUST). It has published its report on the "serious incident" of 26 November 2015 this week. The hydraulic oil from the manufacturer Exxon, which got into the air, was a potential hazard. The passengers and crew were exposed to the toxic vapors for another hour. The fully-fueled aircraft was too heavy for a landing. Therefore, it circulated an hour in the waiting queue to burn kerosene. Several passengers and flight attendants suffered nausea and headaches. A stewardess suffered disturbances of taste and smell the following day.

27 November 2016

Professor Dominique Belpomme: "Electrosensitivity is Not a Psychiatric Illness"

We have had another request for translation of an interview on electrohypersensitivity with Professor Dominique Belpomme.

Link to full text of study, "Reliable disease biomarkers characterizing and identifying electrohypersensitivity and multiple chemical sensitivity as two etiopathogenic aspects of a unique pathological disorder."

Prof. Belpomme:  "Electrosensitivity is not a psychiatric illness"
by Sylvie Dellus, santemagazine.fr, 11 January 2016 (translated by the Editor of "Towards Better Health")

A battery of tests is sufficient to diagnose hypersensitivity to electromagnetic waves.  The results of a study led by Prof. Belpomme have just been published in a scientific revue.  He answers our questions.

For several years, Prof. Dominique Belpomme, oncologist, has been interested in the phenomenon of intolerance to electromagnetic waves (from cell phones, Wi-Fi...) and sensitivity to multiple chemical products, two syndromes which have many points in common.

In his latest study, results were just published in "Reviews on Environmental Health", he highlights anomalies in the blood and urine.  The diagnosis is based on a battery of tests.  Treatment can be proposed.  Prof. Belpomme explains.

Summary of French TV Program "C à vous" : Interview with Professor Dominique Belpomme

We have had a request for a transcript of the interview with Professor Dominique Belpomme during the French TV program, "C à vous" which aired on 6 April 2016 on the theme "Taking better care of ourselves".  The entire program is not available to us in Switzerland, however, we have access to a 10-minute segment which includes the interview with Prof. Belpomme. (View segment in French.)  Following is a summary of this segment by the Editor of "Towards Better Health".

Anne Sophie Lapix, presenter of the program, refers to Prof. Belpomme's newest book, "Comment naissent les maladies" [how do diseases arise?] where he says 70-90% of cancers are linked to the environment.

Prof. Belpomme replies that especially now, there is molecular proof.   He refers to "epigenetics": the study of changes in organisms caused by modification of gene expression. Radiation, chemical substances, microbes modify proteins in the cell and gene expression which explains why cancers in particular are linked to the environment.

Wi-Fi Exposure More Dangerous to Children than Previously Thought

Do the benefits of immersive learning
applications outweigh the dangers of
increased cellular and Wi-Fi exposure for
children?
(Image credit:  Intel Free Press
via Wikipedia)
Controversial Paper Suggests Wi-Fi Exposure More Dangerous To Kids Than Previously Thought
by Robert J. Szczerba, Contributer, Forbes, 13 January 2015

Exploring the future of science and tech

Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own.

Most parents would be concerned if their children had significant exposure to lead, chloroform, gasoline fumes, or the pesticide DDT. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IRIC), part of the United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO), classifies these and more than 250 other agents as Class 2B Carcinogens – possibly carcinogenic to humans. Another entry on that same list is radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF/EMF). The main sources of RF/EMF are radios, televisions, microwave ovens, cell phones, and Wi-Fi devices.

Uh-oh. Not another diatribe about the dangers of our modern communication systems? Obviously, these devices and the resulting fields are extremely (and increasingly) common in modern society. Even if we want to, we can’t eliminate our exposure, or our children’s, to RF/EMF. But, we may need to limit that exposure, when possible.

26 November 2016

Wi-Fi in Schools

The router on the wall above a
corkboard in Karen's daughter's
dorm room.
This article includes two testimonies of parents whose children became very sick from exposure to Wi-Fi.

"Our children are part of a giant global experiment. As parents, we don’t have to apologize for questioning the health implications of wireless technology. Whether it’s expressing your concern to a school board member or turning off your router at night, every action counts."

Wi-Fi in schools
by Andrea Fabry, it-takes-time.com, July 2016

Does Wi-Fi belong in school? What are the health risks of Wi-Fi in schools? What can concerned parents do?

Wireless technology permeates society. It’s in our coffee shops, offices, homes, and schools. But does Wi-Fi come with a cost?

Experts around the world say it does. More than 20 countries have taken a precautionary approach to wireless technology, including France, Israel, Russia, India, and Belgium.

HEALTH RISKS OF WI-FI IN SCHOOLS

25 November 2016

A Physician's Testimony of His Electrohypersensitivity

"In Colombia, not a single medical doctor is trained in any of the universities to treat this problem [microwave syndrome]. It’s simply not taught anywhere in pre-graduate or graduate programs in medical schools around the country. Plus, being a medical doctor, I know of the IGNORANCE and DOGMATISM of the medical profession." 

The Dr. Carlos Sosa M.D. Story

electrosensitivesociety.com, (date unknown)

Please let me introduce myself. My name is Dr. Carlos Sosa, M.D. (physician and surgeon) and I’m presently living in Medellin, Colombia in South America.

During the month of May 2006, I was forced to leave my house because of the symptoms caused to me and my family by the microwaves of a wireless Internet (WiFi) mast (or antenna). The structure had been in our building for nearly three years and the company that owned it had been slowly raising the transmission frequency.

In May/06 I started feeling a terrible sense of unwellness: headaches, dizziness, insomnia, nausea, irritability, amnesia or forgetfulness and lack of attention or concentration capacity. I couldn’t bear being close to my house or to any other microwave mast, be it cell phone or WiFi antennas. I had to leave my house together with my whole family just to find out that the city was flooded by some 4000 masts that wouldn’t ‘t leave a single irradiated spot for us to live in.

Health Hazards to Consider When Deciding Where to Place Cell Towers

Glasser: Health hazards to consider when deciding where to place cell towers
by Howard Glasser, lakeconews.com,
30 October 2016

Over the years, a great deal of information and medical data has been collected on the proliferation of cell towers and the associated risk they pose in health hazards, in particular, the overwhelming amount of evidence that living near a cell tower can cause and greatly increases the likelihood of cancer, including prostate, breast, lung, kidney and liver cancer caused by the exposure to the electromagnetic fields emitted by these towers.

Humans are exposed to more than 100 million times the amount of electromagnetic radiation than our grandparents were which is attributed to the rise of cancer related deaths. Additionally cell phone tower electromagnetic radiation is linked to the development and acceleration of cardiovascular disease, neurological disorders and numerous other health compromising consequences.

Streaming Instead of Dreaming: Problems Linked to Children's Media Device Use at Bedtime

Excessive daytime sleepiness the next day was one of the
measures of poor sleep quality in a pediatric review on
use of mobile devices.
(Jeffrey Greenberg/UIG/Getty)
Streaming instead of dreaming: Problems linked to kids' media device use at bedtime
CBC News, 31 Octobert2016

Use of mobile devices before sleep provides stimulating material as brain trying to wind down

Bedtime use of cellphones or tablets by children — even just having access to them — is consistently linked to excessive daytime sleepiness and poor sleep, researchers say.

They called on teachers, health care professionals, parents and children to be educated about the damaging influence of device use on sleep.

The portable media devices have entered the bedroom, giving children unprecedented access to technology and media before researchers have had a chance to explore the positive and negative impacts.

To explore whether there's an association between use of, or access to, media devices and sleep quantity and quality, researchers reviewed 20 sleep studies involving 125,198 children aged six to 19.

In Monday's issue of JAMA Pediatrics, the reviewers concluded there's strong and consistent evidence of an association between access to or use of devices and reduced sleep quantity (defined as less than 10 hours for children and less than nine hours for adolescents) or quality, as well as increased daytime sleepiness.

Violence Against Environmental Defenders - New UN Major Report Urges Zero-Tolerance

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Appalling human rights violations against environmental defenders are currently taking place at Standing Rock.  

Violence against environmental defenders – New UN major report urges zero-tolerance

United Nations Human Rights - Office of the High Commissioner, 21 October 2016

NEW YORK / GENEVA (21 October 2016) – Environmental human rights defenders are critical to our future but they face unprecedented risks, according to a new report* to the United Nations General Assembly by the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights defenders, Michel Forst.

“I am extremely worried and appalled by the growing number of attacks and murders of environmental defenders, but also by the continuous resistance of States to act in front of egregious human rights violations,” Mr. Forst said.

“It is the responsibility of States and international community to empower and protect these defenders. We should listen to those who raise the alarm against environmental disasters, climate change and irresponsible resource exploitation, not repress them,” he underscored.

Warning To Anyone With Teeth Fillings – Your Cell Phone May Be A Big Danger To Your Health

For people in Europe, please sign this petition addressed to Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, launched by "Let's ban mercury dental fillings Michèle Rivasi, European Deputy, "Let's ban mercury dental fillings."  14,640 signatures as of 25 November 2016

Warning To Anyone With Teeth Fillings – Your Cell Phone May Be A Big Danger To Your Health
omigy.com

Most of us already know the dangers of mercury fillings, but recent studies are uncovering some concerning new findings regarding these fillings and electronics. What type of electronics? Your constantly used cell phone.

When you are talking on the phone, it is positioned near your jaw. The cell phone emits electromagnetic energy that goes through your cheek and jaw bone, drawn to the mercury fillings in your mouth. That electromagnetic energy then heats up your mercury fillings just enough to spur them to release mercury into your mouth. Because you’re busy breathing and not thinking about the mercury vapors, you then inhale them and the poisonous vapors enter your bloodstream and permeate your body.

Criticism of the Wi-Fi Directives for Use in Schools in the Canton of Geneva

Criticism of the Wi-Fi directives for use in primary and secondary schools in the canton of Geneva
by Meris Michaels, 25 November 2016

Following is our criticism of the Wi-Fi directives for use in primary and secondary schools in the canton of Geneva, cited by the Geneva State Councillor in charge of education in reply to ARA's letter on digital technology in schools.  They are based on WHO and ICNIRP recommendations, acknowledge only thermal effects on health, and do not take into account the growing numbers of electrohypersensitive persons.  They are outdated and ignore the many independent scientific studies showing biological health effects.

The directives were issued in November 2010 and updated in June 2015. They cite WHO Fact Sheet no. 304 on EM fields and public health dated May 2006 - the link to the French version is invalid.  It concludes, "considering the very low exposure levels and research results collected to date, there is no convincing scientific evidence that the weak RF signals from base stations and wireless networks cause adverse health effects."

24 November 2016

Breast Cancer Patient Refuses Chemo Enrages Her Doctor. Then She Dumped Her Microwave...

"Environment stimulants certainly contribute to cancer. Cell phones, microwaves, chemicals in foods, high fructose loads, have all been linked to cancer through various studies. But pharmaceutical companies block any roads for larger, more involved studies because that could compromise their position in the chemotherapy vertical. Do your research, folks, the information is out there."


Breast Cancer Patient Refuses Chemo Enrages Her Doctor. Then She Dumped Her Microwave &…
by Gary Barnes, truthkings.com, 2 September 2016

When Theresa DiNallo was diagnosed with breast cancer, her world was turned upside down. Like most women who are diagnosed with the deadly illness, life changes drastically. According to BreastCancer.org, 12% of all women will develop breast cancer. 246,660 new cases are expected this year alone. Breast cancer is serious business to those diagnosed with it as well as a profitable business to pharmaceutical companies.

“After completing a mammogram, they called me and put it very delicately, saying they think there is a mass in a certain area,” DiNallo told news-herald.com. “That’s when I immediately got scared and I remember being petrified the whole time.”

21 November 2016

I Am Electrosensitive

This poignant testimony from an electrohypersensitive person, published in the popular French magazine, "Marie Claire" was missed by us.  We have translated it for all to read.

I am electrosensitive
by Véronique Houguet, marieclaire.fr,
July 2014

Wi-Fi, relay antennas, smartphones... Marie no longer can stand waves which make her sick. How can one live a life that is saturated with them?

Electrohypersensitivity: what is it?

To say the least, for the past 11 years, electromagnetic waves have been ruining my life. They are a slow poison to my health. And the poison is everyhwere: relay antennas, mobile phones, Wi-Fi, cordless phones, microwave ovens, and electricity. Pure hell.

To save myself, I am tinkering with ersatz solutions.

When the pressure in my head from the waves becomes too painful, I wrap my skull in aluminum foil from eyebrows to neck. This makes a screen against the waves which bounce off, and in ten minutes, the suffering has lessened. I do the same in the subway, which I take almost never because, after four stops, I feel my head squeezed while a drill incessantly perforates each ear, back and forth. The effect is similar with the mobile phone blockers at the movies: pain, like hitting my head against a wall. I always have a roll of aluminum foil in my handbag, but the look from other people is difficult to bear. I feel very ill at ease.

California: Autism Rates in Public Schools Jumped 7% in 2016

Note:  The rising rates of autism cannot be explained by population
growth.  In 2001, the population of California was 34.48 million,
in 2015, it was 38.8 million.
More than one of every 65 kindergartners in California public schools is classified as autistic.

Autism rates in California public schools jumped 7 percent in 2016

by Phillip Reese - preese@sacbee.com, 
18 July 2016

More than 97,000 California public school students have been diagnosed as autistic, a number that has risen seven-fold since 2001, according to the latest special education data from the California Department of Education.

The figure represent a jump of about 6,500, or 7 percent, from 2014-15 to 2015-16.

The increase was especially sharp among kindergartners, where autism cases grew by 17 percent last year. More than one of every 65 kindergartners in California public schools is classified as autistic.

20 November 2016

Health News from Geneva

Pregnant women should use mobile phones for
emergency purposes only.
Health News from Geneva
by Meris Michaels, 20 November 2016, Updated 12 December 2016

On 8 December 2016, the State Council of the Swiss Parliament voted against the increase of limit values for mobile phone installations: 20 to 19 with 3 abstentions.  Actions were launched to encourage the Senators to oppose this motion through petitions (one with over 5,000 signatures) and letters from associations and individuals.  The senators from cantons Geneva and Vaud voted against the motion and some of them even replied to the messages from electrosensitive persons.  Two doctors' associations joined in awareness-raising:  Doctors for the Protection of the Environment and the Swiss Medical Association (FMH), comprising 40,000 physicians.  Diagnose-funk, an environmental and consumer protection organization regarding mobile technology, sent information to all the senators on how we are misinformed on this issue and requesting them to place health above the economy.

Professor Luc Montagnier participated in a conference on autism in Geneva on 11 November 2016.1   Serious concerns were raised by presenters and participants regarding the dangers of electromagnetic (EM) radiation. Prof. Montagnier emphasized the importance of raising awareness of the entire population of this health issue.  Pregnant women in particular should be protected.  Prof. Montagnier clearly stated that health should take precedence over the economy.

18 November 2016

Biggest Spike in Traffic Deaths in 50 Years? Blame Apps

Brett Hudson installed a Bluetooth system in his 2002 
Chevy TrailBlazer to allow hands-free phone calling, but
he concedes that the setup is not risk-free.  Credit:
Fabrizio Constantini for The New York Times
Insurance companies, which closely track auto accidents, are convinced that the increasing use of electronic devices while driving is the biggest cause of the rise in road fatalities, according to Robert Gordon, a senior vice president of the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America.  “This is a serious public safety concern for the nation,” he said.

Biggest Spike in Traffic Deaths in 50 Years? Blame Apps
by Neal E. Boudette, The New York Times, 
15 November 2016

The messaging app Snapchat allows motorists to post photos that record the speed of the vehicle. The navigation app Waze rewards drivers with points when they report traffic jams and accidents. Even the game Pokémon Go has drivers searching for virtual creatures on the nation’s highways.

When distracted driving entered the national consciousness a decade ago, the problem was mainly people who made calls or sent texts from their cellphones. The solution then was to introduce new technologies to keep drivers’ hands on the wheel. Innovations since then — car Wi-Fi and a host of new apps — have led to a boom in internet use in vehicles that safety experts say is contributing to a surge in highway deaths.

Microwaves in the Child's Bedroom

Even low-radiation baby monitors
prove to produce vast amounts of
EMF radiation.
Microwaves in the children’s bedroom
en.geovital.com

‘With the baby monitor, a helpful guardian enters the nursery. Unfortunately, some devices produce radiation exposure as is found in the vicinity of mobile phone radio towers.’

17 Baby monitors were purchased by the German Ökotest and their output of microwave (RF) radiation was tested. The results were summarised on the Ökotest website:

Baby Monitors – No waves of enthusiasm
Electrosmog from the baby monitor


‘Almost half of the devices are “deficient” or “inadequate”. This is mainly due to the use of DECT technology. DECT baby monitors work with pulsed high-frequency microwaves and this in most cases a transmission that doesn’t stop. Only with two DECT models which had a Eco-Mode function (the Audioline BabyCare 6 Eco Zero and the NUK Eco Control+ baby monitor, DECT 267 LCD) the continuous radiation can be switched off. Studies have shown that pulsed radiation can, among other things, alter cerebral currents and increase the risk of cancer. The four “very good” analogue devices prove that without DECT is much better.

Eco-Mode in Baby Monitors often ineffective

Mobile Phone Towers Identified as a Cause of Type 2 Diabetes

Explore the many excellent articles on the risks of mobile phone radiation on the Geovital site. 

Mobile phone towers identified as a cause of type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
en.geovital.com

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus is one of the world’s rapidly increasing health crisis. Researchers in Saudi Arabia have just made a clear link between exposure to radiation from mobile phone towers and Diabetes Mellitus.

  • 415 million adults have diabetes, and according to the International Diabetes Federation, this will rise to 642 million people suffering from diabetes by 2040. This means the following:
  • Every 6 seconds someone dies from diabetes (5 million deaths)
  • 1 in 7 births is affected by gestational diabetes
  • 1 in 11 adults have diabetes (415 million people)
  • in 2040, 1 in 10 adults will have diabetes (642 million people)

17 November 2016

The Secret Killer: Wireless Pollution Is Out of Control

The Secret Killer | Wireless Pollution Is Out Of Control
oye.news, 27 October 2016

Over the past 20 years, we have seen wireless technology develop very rapidly and it’s usage is now as commonplace as electricity and free running water. Most households now use wireless technology for their Laptops, Televisions, iPod’s, Games Consoles, Smart Meters, and even kitchen appliances are beginning to be launched with wireless technology as part of the ‘smart grid’.

Wifi hotspots are now in most cities and most schools use wireless technology now. So we are living in a sea of invisible frequencies and there is no negative effect on life, right?

16 November 2016

Carsickness Complaints: Family is 'Miserable'

2015 Chevrolet Suburban features: MyLink infotainment system. Buyers can spec a cornucopia of connectivity-friendly conduits, including up to six USB ports, six power outlets (including a household 110-volt outlet), as well as a rear-seat DVD entertainment system capable of playing Blue-ray movies. A gaggle of new safety technologies hit the Suburban for the first time, while a few others carry over, to keep occupants safe while they’re plugging things into outlets and watching movies. The list includes forward collision alert, lane-departure warning, lane change assist, rear cross traffic alert, adaptive cruise control, a front-seat center airbag, and Chevy’s vibrating driver’s seat that alerts pilots to dangers picked up by several of the aforementioned safety nets. The steering is now electrically assisted, and top-spec LTZ models now offer GM’s Magnetic Ride Control adaptive dampers http://www.caranddriver.com/…/2015-chevrolet-suburban-photo…

Sarah Sell, WZZM
Carsickness complaints: Family is 'miserable,' company aware of concerns
by Sarah Sell, WZZM, 14 November 2016

HOLLAND, MICH. - There's been no recall, but drivers of several large SUV's say their GM vehicles are making them sick.

The complaints have been acknowledged by the automaker -- a Holland-area family says there is no solution to the problem. That family contacted WZZM 13 On Your Side for help.

"I had vertigo, nausea, migraine, the whole way down, the whole way back from Florida…part of it would be a constant pressure on your ears… it's just miserable”, says Barb Francis.

It all started back in November 2014 when she and her husband paid just more $60,000 for a new 2015 Suburban at DeNooyer Chevrolet in Holland.

Virtual Reality Headsets Concern Doctors

“The immediate concerns are with the younger users because they will be prone to use them for much longer periods of time,” explained Dr. Rizzo. Those concerns include what this might mean for a young, developing brains. “You need to understand whether the brain is changing in some permanent way.” There’s also a possible increased risk of becoming near-sighted.  [No mention of exposing the brain to electromagnetic radiation.]

Virtual Reality Headsets Concern Doctors

by Dr. Mallika Marshall, boston.cbslocal.com, 14 November 2016

BOSTON (CBS) – It’s expected to be the hot holiday gift of the season: virtual reality headsets. We know it’s a cool new experience but there’s still a lot we don’t know about the technology, especially when it comes to kids.

The headset completely immerses users in a new 3D virtual world. “I felt like I was actually there.” said one first-time user. “There’s no age limit to this,” said another virtual reality fan.

But there actually is an age limit. Many of the top selling brands warn against kids using the device. Oculus Rift and Samsung VR Gear say it’s not for kids under 13. Sony PlayStation is recommended for kids 12 and up. And the HTC Vive is less specific, just saying it’s not for young children.

Under-5s Glued to Screens for 4 Hours Each Day

Pre-school children are online using iPads and other
devices for an average of 71 minutes a day.
(file photo)
‘Computer literacy is important but it is being used to such an excess that it is having potentially catastrophic consequences.’

The under-5s glued to screens for four hours each day: Fears 'very worrying' figures are showing that children are becoming online addicts
by Laura Lambert, TV and Radio Reporter for The Daily Mail, 16 November 2016

  • Pre-school children are online for an average of 71 minutes a day 
  • Over half of three to four-year-olds use tablets, Ofcom figures reveal
  • Children aged five to 15 are glued to screens for five and a half hours a day 

Pre-school children are spending more than four hours a day glued to screens.

They are online – using iPads and other devices – for an average of 71 minutes a day.

But – when gaming and watching television is included – their screen time rises to four hours and 11 minutes.

For children aged five to 15 the total was even higher: five hours and 33 minutes a day.

Parenting experts said the figures from broadcasting watchdog Ofcom showed children were becoming online addicts.

Mobile Link to Reduced Male Fertility: Study

Mobile link to reduced male fertility: study
by Sam Varghese, itwire.com, 16 November 2016

Scientists at the University of Newcastle have found that a majority of studies looking for possible negative effects of mobile phone use on the male reproductive system have indicated that there could be truth to such claims.

Twenty-one of 27 studies looked at by the researchers showed that mobile phone use was associated with reduced sperm motility. Seven out of seven that measured production of reactive oxygen species showed elevated levels.

And four of five studies that examined DNA damage showed increased damage due to exposure to the radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation (RF-EMR) emitted by mobile devices.

"In general, these data lend support to the notion that RF-EMR can significantly impair key aspects of sperm function including the motility and vitality of these cells and the integrity of their DNA," the scientists said in their 14-page article which has been published in Reproduction, the journal of the Society for Reproduction and Fertility. The report was published online in September and will be in print next month.

Comprehensive TV News Report on Cell Phones and Cancer from the U.S.

This is an excellent, comprehensive news report.  Be sure to watch the 7-minute video.  

13 Investigates cellphones and cancer: Is the risk real?
by Bob Segall, wthr.com, 14 November 2016

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) — You carry your cellphone with you all the time, and it is constantly transmitting invisible electromagnetic energy. For years, there's been debate about that radiation and whether it can cause cancer. A new study suggests there actually might be a hidden danger. 13 Investigates explains what you need to know about the science -- and the easy steps you can take right now to help reduce possible risk.

Craig and Virginia Farver say their son Richard was perfectly healthy one moment, and the next, he was fighting for his life.

"Brain cancer is what he was diagnosed with," said Virginia, holding a graduation photo of her son. "The doctor said it was a glioblastoma."

15 November 2016

Sparking Phone Charger Emits Toxic Fumes in Boston School, 7 People Hospitalized

Sparking phone charger emits fumes in Boston school, 7 people hospitalized
by D. Samuelson, newstarget.com, 
14 November 2016

One student and six adults were hospitalized in Mission Hill, MA after they placed the student’s sparking and overheated phone charger into water, reports the Boston Globe. Once submerged, the charger began emitting toxic vapors that made the victims so nauseous that they were rushed to a local hospital. While the school was not evacuated, a hazardous materials team did come and assure the school officials that the vapors didn’t spread. Neither the brand name of the cell phone or its charging device, nor the composition of the toxic fumes that caused hospitalization, were revealed.

The unknown vapors from a charger thrown into water is quite different from the dilemmas experienced by users of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, whose lithium ion battery packs have exploded into flames. Samsung subsequently stopped all sales of the Note 7 and, as reported by Cnet.com, initiated a global recall of every Samsung Galaxy Note 7, “including replacement units.”

But it’s not just the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 that has faced equipment problems. Nokia had short circuiting phones in 2009, leading to a recall of 46 million units. And, in 2015 and 2016, some iPhone users experienced “nasty burns from exploding devices.” The Kyocera 7135 phones have also had short circuiting batteries that have caused burns.

Switzerland: Increase in Limit Values for Mobile Phone Installations: Letter to the Council of States

Photo:  Sander van der Wel:
Bury your head in the sand
Easing of Swiss norms - the ignorance of our elected officials
ARA (alerte.ch), 15 November 2016 (translated by the Editor of "Towards Better Health")

During its winter session [on 8 December 2016] the Council of States will vote on easing of Swiss norms.  Unfortunately, our elected officials are largely ignorant about the health risks posed by the uncontrolled increase in electromagnetic pollution.  These last weeks, many voices from individuals as well as organizations have been raised against this easing.  On 15 November 2016, our association ARA sent the following letter in French and in German to all members of the Council of States.  The umbrella association, Electrosmog Switzerland and Liechtenstein which oversees 21 organizations fighting actively against electrosmog, has done the same.

Morges, 15 November 2016

Motion 16.3007 concerning increase in limit values of mobile phone installations

Madame, Sir,

On 16 June 2016, the National Council adopted by 96 to 89 votes and three abstentions the amendment to the Ordinance on limit values for non-ionizing radiation, an easing of the norms in place that would lower protection of the population. We draw your attention to the increase in the number of independent scientific studies mentioning the danger of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation emitted by telecommunication devices (mobile phones, Wi-Fi, antennas, etc.). 

14 November 2016

Pregnant Western Sydney Mother Has Suffered Second Degree Burns from her iPhone 7

Melanie Tan Pelaez suffered second degree burns from
her iPhone 7.
Take a look at the story of this poor pregnant mother:  she was given an ADT shot at the hospital (diptheria and tetanus), the vaccine containing aluminum.  She fell asleep while the phone was plugged into the charger and she was watching movies from the device.  The vaccine and using an iPhone for a certain length of time exposes the fetus to aluminum and microwave radiation, a deadly combination.

Pregnant Western Sydney mother has suffered second degree burns from her iPhone 7
by Matthew Dunn /
 news.com.au@mattydunn11,
14 November 2016

A PREGNANT Western Sydney mother has suffered second degree burns from her iPhone 7.

Melanie Tan Pelaez had her iPhone 7 plugged into the charger and was watching movies from her device when she fell asleep.

In the morning, she woke up to pins and needles down her arm and knew something was wrong.

“I went to get dressed and realised my arm was very red, so I then went to the GP and they advised me I needed to go straight to the hospital,” she told news.com.au.

All the Ways Your Wi-Fi Router Can Spy on You

All the Ways Your Wi-Fi Router Can Spy on You
by Kaveh Waddell, The Atlantic,
24 August 2016

It can even be trained to read your lips.

City dwellers spend nearly every moment of every day awash in Wi-Fi signals. Homes, streets, businesses, and office buildings are constantly blasting wireless signals every which way for the benefit of nearby phones, tablets, laptops, wearables, and other connected paraphernalia.

When those devices connect to a router, they send requests for information—a weather forecast, the latest sports scores, a news article—and, in turn, receive that data, all over the air. As it communicates with the devices, the router is also gathering information about how its signals are traveling through the air, and whether they’re being disrupted by obstacles or interference. With that data, the router can make small adjustments to communicate more reliably with the devices it’s connected to.

But it can also be used to monitor humans—and in surprisingly detailed ways.

13 November 2016

National Toxicology Program Report on Cancer Risk from Cellphone Radiation

Entrance for the National Institute
of Environmental Health Sciences and
the National Toxicology Program in
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.
National Toxicology Program Report on Cancer Risk from Cellphone Radiation
by Dr. Joel Moskowitz, thegreengazette.ca, 7 September 2016

On May 26, the National Toxicology Program (NTP) of the National Institutes of Health issued the first in a series of reports that contains partial findings from their long-awaited $25 million study of the cancer risk from cellphone radiation. This report summarizes the study of long-term exposure to cell phone radiation on rats. The report on mice will be issued at a later date.

According to the report:

“Given the widespread global usage of mobile communications among users of all ages, even a very small increase in the incidence of disease resulting from exposure to RFR [radiofrequency radiation] could have broad implications for public health.”

12 November 2016

The National Toxicology Program’s Cell Phone Study and Autism

The National Toxicology Program’s Cell Phone Study and Autism
Clear Light Ventures, 7 October 2016

In May 2016, the National Toxicology Program (NTP), a division of the National Institute of Health, pre-released partial findings from a $25 million study on long-term exposure to cell phone radiation on rats. The study did, in fact, find cancer in rats exposed to cell phone radiation.[1] Cancer was found in approximately 5% of the exposed male rats, but no cancer was found in the female rats. Could greater male susceptibility to wireless radiation help to explain the 4:1 ratio of male to female autism cases?

The plausibility of wireless radiation and EMF (electromagnetic fields) as a contributing environmental factor in autism has been explored in several published papers[2,3] and talks[4]. Are there findings from this study that would lend weight and evidence to the hypothesis that wireless radiation is an environmental factor which could contribute to the rising autism epidemic?

It should also be noted that this study used older 2G cellular technology. Higher power and newer technologies like 3G, 4G (LTE) and 5G are likely to be more harmful. The current 5G rollout should be halted until it is tested for health and safety. The American Academy of Pediatricians is recommending that consumers take immediate action to reduce their exposures.[5]

10 November 2016

New Results from Interphone Confirm Glioma Risk Associated with Use of Mobile Phones

"The correct interpretation of [the Interphone] study is simply that it confirms an increased risk for glioma associated with mobile phone use."

New results from Interphone confirm glioma risk associated with use of mobile phones
Lennart Hardell's blog, 8 November 2016

The Interphone study included 13 countries during the study period 2000 – 2004. The major results were published after a delay of 6 years in 2010. In a new publication 12 years after the study period, the intracranial distribution of glioma in relation to radiofrequency (RF) radiation from mobile phones was analyzed. Tumour localization for 792 regular mobile phone users was analyzed in relation to distance from preferred ear for mobile phone use.

08 November 2016

Class Action Lawsuit Filed in Canada against Samsung Over Note 7 Phones

Class action lawsuit filed in Canada against Samsung over Note 7 phones
by Alexandra Posadzki, The Canadian Press , 7 November 2016

Photo:  The corporate logo of Samsung Electronics Co. is seen in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 14, 2016. Samsung Electronics said Friday that the discontinuation of the Galaxy Note 7 would cost the company about $3 billion during the current and next quarters, bringing the total cost of the recall to at least $5.3 billion. The company said it will expand sales of two other smartphones released in spring, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, quashing rumors that it may try to release updated versions of those devices. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

TORONTO -- A class action lawsuit has been filed in Canada regarding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones, which were recalled last month following reports of overheating batteries that pose a fire hazard.

The lawsuit against both the U.S. and Canadian divisions of Samsung was filed in Ontario Superior Court by London, Ont.-based McKenzie Lake Lawyers, LLP.

The claim alleges Samsung was negligent because they knew or should have known that the devices could harm consumers.

07 November 2016

Chemtrails in Switzerland

RE-POSTED 7 November 2016: (The link to the original article can no longer be found on the Net.)

They Are Killing Us With Chemtrails In Switzerland!!!! (Stunning Pictures) 
TRUTHER / pakalertpress.com (article posted around 15 September 2014) via "What in the world are they spraying"

I live in the Valais in Switzerland, a once beautiful area with breathtaking views, once boasting over 300 sunny blue skies a year. This was due to the fact that we are surrounded by the Alps which create a natural block to the passage of clouds. Unfortunately this is a thing of the past. We are lucky if we have 50 full blue skies a year now. In any event I have counted no less than 300 days of chemtrail spraying within the last year alone and have photo graphic evidence of each day of spraying since August 2011!

[Comments on photos]

I have over 10’000 photos that I’ve taken since I “discovered” chemtrails…

44 Reasons to Believe Cell Phones Can Cause Cancer

An Israeli study suggests an association between mobile
phone use and parotid gland tumors.
RE-POSTED 7 November 2016

44 Reasons To Believe Cell Phones Can Cause Cancer
Posted by Lloyd Burrell, electricsense.com,
10 November 2014
[This article comes with many graphs – we suggest you view the original by clicking on the title above.]

Cell phones emit microwave radio-frequency radiation. Fact.

This radiation has the ability to penetrate our bodies. Fact.

Our governments do virtually nothing to protect us from these dangers. Fact.

And yet there is strong evidence, multiple peer reviewed studies, to indicate that cell phones cause cancer and other diseases.

Take a look for yourself at these facts.

But first let’s just consider what cancer is.

Cancer And DNA

06 November 2016

Sensitive to Wireless Technology in the U.S.?

Sensitive to Wireless Technology in the US?
jeaninedeal, 3 November 2016

Do you consider yourself sensitive to wireless technology and/or electromagnetic fields?

Has a physician diagnosed you as sensitive to electromagnetic fields?

Would you like to have public places you can go that are free of WiFi routers,
cell towers and antenna for health reasons?


The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) is taking public comments during their Stakeholder Listening Session, which is going on until December 12, 2016.

United Kingdom: Open Letter on Electro-Sensitivity and Disability Discrimination

    Disability letter

    OPEN LETTER

    Electro-Sensitivity and Disability Discrimination (Equality Act, 2010)

    October 2016

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am writing to support the person who has given you this letter. He/she suffers from Electro-hyper-sensitivity (EHS), a condition which can be severely disabling, where electrical and wireless devices can cause a wide range of serious symptoms.

    The following background information may be helpful.

    Geoengineering Will Be a Necessary Evil, Says United Nations Body

    Geoengineering will be a necessary evil, says United Nations body
    by Jayson MacLean, cantechletter, 4 November 2016

    In a new and particularly foreboding report, the United Nations’ Convention on Biological Diversity warns that using geoengineering to combat global warming should be considered a “highly uncertain” prospect, one whose future impact on the planet’s biodiversity is still unclear.

    Yet at the same time, the organization insists that in order to rein in climate change and save the planet from climate disaster, humanity will likely be forced to employ geoengineering methods on a wide scale.

    Institutes in the Lead: Identifying Environmental Factors in Breast Cancer

    The Interagency Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Coordinating Committee pointed out that only about 10–11% of federally funded breast cancer research focuses on environmental contributions to breast cancer. “Breast cancer prevention is underfunded at the federal level in both research and public health programs, and future investments must focus on this area,” they wrote.  “Enhanced investments would facilitate sustained coordination across research and regulatory agencies with the objective of reducing or eliminating harmful environmental exposures and modifying social and lifestyle factors implicated in breast cancer.”

    Institutes in the Lead: Identifying Environmental Factors in Breast Cancer
    Environ Health Perspect; DOI:10.1289/ehp.124-A199

    Background image: © demonique/Shutterstock

    Nate Seltenrich covers science and the environment from Petaluma, CA. His work has appeared in High Country News, Sierra, Yale Environment 360, Earth Island Journal, and other regional and national publications.

    In a way, it all started in Long Island, New York. The year was 1993. An apparent cluster of breast cancer cases had been discovered in Nassau and Suffolk counties, and some residents worried that pesticide applications on former farmland could be to blame.1 They demanded an investigation. The U.S. Congress soon agreed and asked the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to research the potential role of environmental exposures in these cases.1 In the decades since, these institutes have conducted and funded countless studies on potential environmental risk factors for breast cancer.2

    05 November 2016

    Doctors Confirm Thyroid Cancer Is Increasing Rapidly in Sweden

    Mobile phone antenna placements in regard to the
    thyroid gland.
    Doctors confirm thyroid cancer is increasing rapidly in Sweden
    stralskyddsstiftelsen.se (Swedish Radiation Protection Foundation), 26 October 2016

    A new scientific article from leading Swedish epidemiologist and oncologist Lennart Hardell’s research team confirms that there is a substantial increase in patients diagnosed with thyroid cancer during recent years in Sweden as well as in other Nordic countries. The increase has coincided with the growing use of so called ”smart phones”. These popular phones expose the radiation sensitive thyroid gland to high radiation due to the antenna’s placement at the lower part of the device. Another possible factor behind the increase is increased use of computed tomography in health care.

    The Danger in Having Your Laptop on Your Lap

    A man carries a laptop on his lap.  Study finds men who
    place a laptop computer on lap put testicles at risk of
    overheating, infertility.  
    Photo by Juliet Kasirye
    "FCC report regarding safety from EMFs way back in 1996 states that a laptop needs to be placed at least 20 cm from the body."

    The danger in having your laptop on your lap
    by Apollo Mubiru, newvision.co.ug (Uganda), 31 October 2016

    Study finds men who place laptop computer on lap put testicles at risk of overheating, infertility.

    Portable computers are often used at tight contact with the body and therefore are called “laptop”. This is an improper site for the use of a Personal Computer, which consequently should be renamed to not induce customers towards an improper use.

    About laptop health, an interesting study was made by Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Reproduction Medicine, University of Siena.

    The authors measured electromagnetic fields (EMFs) laptop computers produce and estimated the induced currents in the body, to assess the safety of laptop computers.

    Your iPhone Use May Be Posing More Of A Risk To Your Eyes Than You Realise

    Kids are becoming myopic at an earlier age.
    LWA/DANN TARDIF
    Your iPhone Use May Be Posing More Of A Risk To Your Eyes Than You Realise
    by Emma Brancatisanom Associate Editor, HuffPost Australia, 4 November 2016

    Short-sightedness is on the rise.

    Whilst we all love a good Insta scroll before bed, tired or dry eyes the following day can be an unwelcomed outcome.

    And the damage this is posing to your eye health may be a greater risk than you realise.

    Sydney optometrist Simon Allen is seeing an increasing number of patients presenting with symptoms of eye strain, fatigue and short-sightedness -- and they are getting younger and younger.

    "Heavy device use is a new phenomena that wasn't around ten years ago. And it is certainly having an impact," Allen told The Huffington Post Australia.

    04 November 2016

    Cellphone Radiation and Electrosmog

    This is an article from an Austrian consumers' magazine on a study undertaken by the Austrian Workers' Compensation Board.  

    Cellphone radiation and electrosmog
    konsument.at, 21 September 2016
    (Google translation with grammatical corrections)

    More awake, more tired, more forgetful

    A new study demonstrates that calling with a mobile phone affects mental performance, cell nuclei and DNA. Special attention should be paid to the exposure of children and adolescents.

    If you sum up the time spent by Austrians in calling with mobile phones and smartphones in 2015, you reach an imposing number: 39,673 years. This corresponds to the period from the beginning of the first cave paintings of Homo sapiens to the present day. For us as their modern descendants, only a few hours of mobile telephony are needed to produce demonstrable changes in cognitive performance (perceiving, thinking, deciding, reacting), cell nuclei and DNA.

    03 November 2016

    Smartphones and Tablets in Bedrooms Disrupt Sleep Even When Switched Off

    Nine in 10 teenagers have at least one device in their
    bedrooms.  Credit:  Getty
    Smartphones and tablets in bedrooms disrupt sleep even when switched off
    The Telegraph, 31 October 2016

    Smartphones and tablets in bedrooms disrupt the sleep of children even if they are switched off, a new study has shown.

    Researchers at King’s College London and Cardiff University reviewed 11 studies involving more than 125,000 children to find out if technology was impacting sleep.

    They found that using smartphones or tablets before bedtime doubled the risk of a disrupted night’s sleep and raised the changes of feeling excessively sleepy the following day by two-fold.

    But crucially, sleep was also significantly disturbed by the mere presence of devices – almost to the same level as actually using a gadget – suggesting that they should be removed from bedrooms altogether to improve sleep.

    02 November 2016

    Open Communication to Head of Air Accidents Investigation Branch Regarding BA 286 Airbus A380 In-Flight Diversion to Vancouver Due to Reported 'Toxic Fumes, Toxic Gas-Like Fumes'

    OPEN COMMUNICATION from Capt Loraine to Head of Air Accidents Investigation Branch – 2.11.16
    aerotoxic.org, 2 November 2016

    Mr. David Miller
    Acting Chief Inspector of Air Accidents
    Air Accidents Investigation Branch
    Farnborough House
    Berkshire Copse Road
    Aldershot
    Hampshire
    GU11 2HH

    Wednesday, 2nd November 2016

    Dear Mr. Miller

    BA286 Airbus A380 In-flight diversion to Vancouver due to reported ‘toxic fumes, toxic gas like fumes’

    I was informed yesterday by one of your Operations Officers, Ms Irene Arthur, that the Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) has decided not to investigate the inflight diversion of British Airways flight BA286, an Airbus A380-800 registered G-XLEB, which was operating San Francisco to London Heathrow and diverted into Vancouver last week. The crew stated to Air Traffic Control (ATC) using the call sign ‘Speedbird 6 Bravo’ they had toxic fumes. toxic gas like fumes.’ The relevant audio can be heard from time 03:07 at the following YouTube link:
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=odAHH5AkqRE

    01 November 2016

    Shocking Facts about the Health Dangers of Wi-Fi

    Shocking facts about the health dangers of Wi-Fi
    by Vision Reporter, newvision.co.ug, 
    1st November 2016

    Research has found exposure to Wi-Fi frequencies reduce sperm movement and cause DNA fragmentation.

    Wi-Fi is convenient but many have raised doubts concerning the safety of unseen forces that permeate everything around us. Since the introduction of Wi-Fi in 1997, researchers have performed dozens of studies to explore the subject. The results are clear and shocking — Wifi can negatively affect overall health and brain health, especially in children.

    Perhaps most shocking is that this information is not new or even that controversial. In fact, in 2008 the well-renowned publication Scientific American ran a piece called “Mind Control by Cell Phone” which explained the danger Wi-Fi has on the human brain.

    Contributes to the development of insomnia

    Canada: British Columbia: Micro-Cell Transmitters on Utility Poles Concern Langford Residents

    Langford resident J. Scott and Highlands resident
    Janis Hoffmann take a look at the cellphone
    transmitter that was installed near Scott's home on
    Fairway Avenue.  Image Credit:  KatherineEngqvist/ News Gazette Staff
    Micro-cell transmitters on utility poles concern Langford residents
    by Katherine Engqvist - Goldstream News Gazette, 20 October 2016

    J Scott was on holidays when Telus Communications Company contractors installed fibre optic cables in her Langford neighbourhood. But upon her return she noticed something on a nearby utility pole that she wasn’t made aware of when representatives went door to door on her street.

    Micro-cell transmitters are popping up on utility poles across the province and they’re something some West Shore residents are concerned about.

    “The fibre optic is a benign cable,” said Scott, who lives on Fairway Avenue. “These are not benign, they’re sending out signals … The cable doesn’t pose a threat, the cell phone transmitter does.”

    After realizing what they were, Scott went around her neighbourhood asking people to sign a petition to have the devices removed from poles on their street. “(Almost) everyone on our street signed the petition,” she said, noting that she was unable to catch someone home at the one household that didn’t sign.

    Scott noted the poles and easement areas are supposed to be used for essential services. But she said these transmitters are being used for one company’s professional advancement. “It’s not an essential service.”

    The Wireless Industry’s Attack on Our Quality of Life

    Outdoor areas near smart meters or cell towers have become
    "no go" areas for many people, inhibiting social interaction
    and weakening communities, making successful activist
    interventions more difficult.
    The Wireless Industry’s Attack on Our Quality of Life
    by Josh Hartstopsmartmeters.org,
    17 October 2016

    At Stop Smart Meters! we talk a lot about the (now dizzying) amount of evidence piling up that wireless microwave radiation causes cancer and other illnesses. But what about the (often less tangible) effects that this radiation is having on the quality of our lives?

    We receive a steady flow of e-mails, calls, and letters from people in the US and around the world, describing in detail how smart meters, wi-fi, cell phone towers, and other wireless technologies are damaging not just their health, but their lived experiences, in many cases cutting people off from friends and family, and parts of their community. Even making large areas of their homes virtual “no go” areas.