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The reckless depredations of corporate power and neo-Malthusian enthusiasts within the elite threaten our environment and our very survival. EM radiation,disappearing bees and pollinators, heavy metal toxicity, GM crops and soil depletion are amongst the most immediate dangers we face.

“Russia will not import GMO products”

Posted by seumasach on April 6, 2014


6th April, 2014

Russia will not import GMO products, the country’s Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said, adding that the nation has enough space and resources to produce organic food.

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Germany environment minister: Make fracking illegal

Posted by seumasach on April 2, 2014

Wake From Your Slumber

1st April, 2014

Germany’s environment minister has called for the controversial gas extraction technique known as “fracking” to be made illegal. Her comments came ahead of an emergency energy summit.

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Possible effects of electromagnetic fields from phone masts on a population of white stork (Ciconia ciconia)

Posted by seumasach on March 30, 2014

Alfonso Balmori

Consejería de Medio Ambiente, Junta de Castilla y León, Valladolid, Spain

Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine, 24: 109–119, 2005


Living Planet

Monitoring of a white stork population in Valladolid (Spain) in the vicinity of Cellular Phone Base Stations was carried out, with the objective of detecting possible effects. The total productivity, in the nests located within 200meters of antennae, was 0􏰀86±0􏰀16. For those located further than 300m, the result was practically doubled, with an average of 1􏰀6±0􏰀14. Very significant differences among the total productivity were found (U = 240􏰁 p = 0􏰀001, Mann-Whitney test). In partial productivity, an average of 1􏰀44 ± 0􏰀16 was obtained for the first group (within 200m of antennae) and of 1􏰀65±0􏰀13 for the second (further than 300m of antennae), respectively. The difference between both groups of nests in this case were not statistically significant (U = 216􏰁 P = 0􏰀26, Mann-Whitney Test U). Twelve nests (40%) located within than 200m of antennae never had chicks, while only one (3.3%) located further than 300m had no chicks. The electric field intensity was higher on nests within 200m (2􏰀36±0􏰀82V/m) than on nests further than 300m (0􏰀53 ± 0􏰀82 V/m). Interesting behavioral observations of the white stork nesting sites located within 100m of one or several cellsite antennae were carried out. These results are compatible with the possibility that microwaves are interfering with the reproduction of white storks and would corroborate the results of laboratory research by other authors.

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Official US government report finds EM radiation threat to birds

Posted by seumasach on March 30, 2014

30th March, 2014

Citing studies by distinguished Spanish scientist, Alfonso Balmori, a letter from US department of Interior admits impact of EM radiation on birds:

“The second significant issue associated with communication towers involves impacts from non- ionizing electromagnetic radiation emitted by these structures. Radiation studies at cellular communication towers were begun circa 2000 in Europe and continue today on wild nesting birds. Study results have documented nest and site abandonment, plumage deterioration, locomotion problems, reduced survivorship, and death (e.g., Balmori 2005, Balmori and Hallberg 2007, and Everaert and Bauwens 2007). Nesting migratory birds and their offspring have apparently been affected by the radiation from cellular phone towers in the 900 and 1800 MHz frequency ranges- 915 MHz is the standard cellular phone frequency used in the United States.” 

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The truth about wireless computer-based teaching

Posted by seumasach on March 23, 2014

KI researcher: ‘Kick out politicians who give students hazardous e-readers with unproven educational value

Olle Johansson, Associate Professor in Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm


Wirelesswatch Blog

23rd January, 2014

Thanks to the so-called PISA* (OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment) survey, in Sweden we now know: student scores in maths, reading comprehension and natural sciences are plummeting. The results are prompting rage in Swedish schools. Something is wrong.

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1973 international symposium on wireless radiation hazards

Posted by seumasach on February 15, 2014

Biologic Effects & Health Hazards of Wireless Radiation

Proceedings of an International Symposium, Warsaw 15 – 18 October 1973

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Electropollution and the decline in health of a nation

Posted by seumasach on February 15, 2014

Alex Richards


The biggest health threat to the US is electropollution. The explosion of iPhones, Blackberries, WiFi, WiMax, video game consoles and even remote-control toys has fundamentally changed our electrical environment. You can’t see it, you can’t taste it, you can’t touch it; but the air all around us is increasingly filled with electromagnetic radiation (EMR) that is penetrating our bodies and disrupting our body chemistry – perhaps forever.

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Liens entre cancer et environnement

Posted by seumasach on February 9, 2014

Résumé de la Conférence du Professeur Belpomme, Fillinges, 17 janvier 2014

Mieux Prevenir

8th february, 2014

Voici résumé l’essentiel du propos du Professeur Belpomme : « Dès qu’on parle d’appliquer le système de précaution, on nous répond : « Tout va très bien Madame la Marquise, c’est pas grave puisqu’on a des moyens pour mieux soigner les cancéreux ! »

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Our template letter to deluded global warming journalists

Posted by seumasach on February 7, 2014

Hans Schreuder

Principia Scientific

7th February, 20124

As ever more scientists affirm Earth is now into a natural cooling cycle, some mainstream media outlets are still stuck on the discredited imaginary man-made global warming narrative. In response to reader request, we outline below the scientific evidence in an open letter intended for those ill-informed journalists. Feel free to share.

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France: The Law on Electromagnetic Waves in 5 Questions

Posted by seumasach on January 25, 2014

It looks like death by a thousand cuts for the cell-phone industry but that will not be enough to prevent a public health catastrophe already well under way

Mieux Prevenir

25th January, 2014

For cell phones, manufacturers will have to recommend use of hand-free kits. All advertising targeting children under 14 will be banned. Regarding children, the initial proposed bill of the ecologists aimed to ban Wi-Fi in all establishments for those under 6. But the Government voted an amendment restraining this measure to those under 3, that is, to childcare facilities. It will thus not concern nursery schools.

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Ukrainian study confirms oxidative stress from mobile radiation exposure

Posted by seumasach on December 14, 2013


Experimental Oncology


Aim: Long-term exposure of humans to low intensity radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation (RF-EMR) leads to a statistically significant increase in tumor incidence. Mechanisms of such the effects are unclear, but features of oxidative stress in living cells under RF-EMR exposure were previously reported. Our study aims to assess a production of initial free radical species, which lead to oxidative stress in the cell. Materials and Methods: Embryos of Japanese quails were exposed in ovo to extremely low intensity RF-EMR of GSM 900 MHz (0.25 μW/cm2) during 158–360 h discontinuously (48 c — ON, 12 c — OFF) before and in the initial stages of development. The levels of superoxide (O2·-), nitrogen oxide (NO·), thiobarbituric acid reactive substances (TBARS), 8-oxo-2’-deoxyguanosine (8-oxo-dG) and antioxidant enzymes’ activities were assessed in cells/tissues of 38-h, 5- and 10-day RF-EMR exposed and unexposed embryos. Results: The exposure resulted in a significant persistent overproduction of superoxide and nitrogen oxide in embryo cells during all period of analyses. As a result, significantly increased levels of TBARS and 8-oxo- dG followed by significantly decreased levels of superoxide dismutase and catalase activities were developed in the exposed embryo cells. Conclusion: Exposure of developing quail embryos to extremely low intensity RF-EMR of GSM 900 MHz during at least one hundred and fifty-eight hours leads to a significant overproduction of free radicals/reactive oxygen species and oxidative dam- age of DNA in embryo cells. These oxidative changes may lead to pathologies up to oncogenic transformation of cells. Key Words: non-ionizing radiation, reactive oxygen species, superoxide, nitrogen oxide, 8-oxo-2’-deoxyguanosine, carcinogenesis.

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