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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

OVERPRODUCTION OF FREE RADICAL SPECIES IN EMBRYONAL CELLS EXPOSED TO LOW INTENSITY RADIOFREQUENCY RADIATION

Experimental Oncology

2013

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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Biological and Health Effects of Microwave Radio Frequency Transmissions

Posted by seumasach on November 25, 2013

A REVIEW OF THE RESEARCH LITERATURE

A REPORT TO THE STAFF AND DIRECTORS OF THE EUGENE WATER AND ELECTRIC BOARD

Sky Vision Solutions

4th June 2013

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Bravo! to the American Academy of Pediatrics and Tom Wheeler!

Posted by seumasach on November 23, 2013

Citizens for Safe Technology

Dr. Hugh Taylor Head of Obgyn at Yale talking about the mice
http://vimeo.com/73806192 

Tom Wheeler, prior head of the CTIA now heading up the FCC!
For the FCC filings go to http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/comment_search/input?z=kxd78

Search for proceeding 13-84
http://ehtrust.org/
http://www.saferemr.com/ 
http://www.wifi-in-schools-australia.org/
http://electromagnetichealth.org/ 
http://doctorsforsaferschools.org/
http://citizensforsafetechnology.org/ 
http://www.c4st.org/ 

Cell phones and WIFI damage neurons!
Educate yourself!

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Digital Dementia – Guidelines for educators regarding technology use in school settings

Posted by seumasach on November 17, 2013

Chris Rowan

Moving to Learn

10th September, 2013

Mounting research indicates unrestricted use of technology (cell phones, internet, TV) by children is resulting in negative impact on physical and mental health, social wellbeing, and academic performance, suggesting a cautionary approach toward the use of technology in school settings.

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‘Casualty catastrophe’: cell phones and child brains

Posted by seumasach on October 22, 2013

RT

20th October

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Insurers stop covering for cell phone use, called the next ‘casualty catastrophe’ after tobacco and asbestos; phone manufacturers hit with a class action and personal lawsuits; and the warning deep inside your mobile.

Seek truth from facts with Ellie Marks, whose husband Alan is suing the industry for his brain tumor, ‘cell phone survivor’ Bret Bocook, leading radiation biologist Prof. Dariusz Leszczynski, Microwave News editor Dr. Louis Slesin, Storyleak editor Anthony Gucciardi, and former senior White House adviser Dr. Devra Davis.

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French Health Agency says reduce RF exposure to vulnerable members of the public

Posted by seumasach on October 18, 2013

IN A MAJOR PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT ON 15 OCTOBER 2013, THE FRENCH AGENCY FOR FOOD, ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH WARNED THE PUBLIC TO REDUCE THEIR EXPOSURE TO MOBILE PHONE RADIATION

EMFields

!6th October, 2013

The French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health, ANSES, announced today the results of a two-year review by an expert Working Group of the scientific research on the risks related to exposure to radiofrequency (RF) radiation.

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“How to protect ourselves- and growing children-from electromagnetic fields

Posted by seumasach on September 10, 2013

Electromagnetic Health

Conference at New York Open Center, 7-10 pm, 15th November, 2013

The NY Open Center, the largest urban holistic learning center in the United States, will host an expert panel on risks from cell phones, wireless devices and wireless infrastructure—and what you can do about it—on Friday, November 15, 2013 from 7-10 p.m.  The program will heavily emphasize risks to children, fetuses and fertility, the very foundation of society’s future, and practical skills of remediation to reduce or eliminate exposures to electromagnetic fields.

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Long-term exposure to microwave radiation provokes cancer growth: evidences from radars and mobile communication systems

Posted by seumasach on July 27, 2013

PubMed

June 2011

Abstract

In this review we discuss alarming epidemiological and experimental data on possible carcinogenic effects of long term exposure to low intensity microwave (MW) radiation. Recently, a number of reports revealed that under certain conditions the irradiation by low intensity MW can substantially induce cancer progression in humans and in animal models. The carcinogenic effect of MW irradiation is typically manifested after long term (up to 10 years and more) exposure. Nevertheless, even a year of operation of a powerful base transmitting station for mobile communication reportedly resulted in a dramatic increase of cancer incidence among population living nearby. In addition, model studies in rodents unveiled a significant increase in carcinogenesis after 17-24 months of MW exposure both in tumor-prone and intact animals. To that, such metabolic changes, as overproduction of reactive oxygen species, 8-hydroxi-2-deoxyguanosine formation, or ornithine decarboxylase activation under exposure to low intensity MW confirm a stress impact of this factor on living cells. We also address the issue of standards for assessment of biological effects of irradiation. It is now becoming increasingly evident that assessment of biological effects of non-ionizing radiation based on physical (thermal) approach used in recommendations of current regulatory bodies, including the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) Guidelines, requires urgent reevaluation. We conclude that recent data strongly point to the need for re-elaboration of the current safety limits for non-ionizing radiation using recently obtained knowledge. We also emphasize that the everyday exposure of both occupational and general public to MW radiation should be regulated based on a precautionary principles which imply maximum restriction of excessive exposure.

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European Citizens’ Initiative: Application of the Precautionary Principle for Electromagnetic Waves

Posted by seumasach on July 10, 2013

Mieux Prevenir

9th July, 2013

Soon, Application of the Precautionary Principle for Electromagnetic Waves?
by Stéphanie Sanchez, Basta Mag, 5 July 2013 (translation by Meris Michaels). See original document in French here.

What can we do to get the European authorities to seriously look into the issue of application of the precautionary principle regarding electromagnetic waves? Several organizations and groups decided to launch a “European Citizens’ Initiative” (ECI), which would allow, with one million signatures from seven different countries, to put pressure on the European Commission. Stéphane Sanchez, from the French association “Sans Onde”, participated at the end of June in the setting up of a support committee for this Initiative.

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Protect your children from mobile phone radiation

Posted by seumasach on July 10, 2013

Arab News

29th June, 2013

The proliferation of mobile phone-related technology has led to an explosion of its usage with people all over the world increasingly getting hooked to it. There has been a raging debate regarding the health effects of low-intensity electromagnetic field radiation generated by mobile phones both in social and scientific circles. This technology has dramatically influenced lifestyles, and literature is available both in favor as well as in contradiction.

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