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18 April 2018

China-Made Mobile Phone Cases Contain High Levels of Toxic, Carcinogenic Substances: Study

China-made mobile phone cases contain high levels of toxic, carcinogenic substances: Study
By SAYS.COM, 18 April 2018

KUALA LUMPUR: A consumer watchdog in China conducted an investigation recently and found that phone cases from several popular manufacturers contain harmful substances.

(Photo:)  File pix) A consumer watchdog in China conducted an investigation recently and found that phone cases from several popular manufacturers contain harmful substances. China Daily/Asia News Network/SAYS.COM Photo


According to media reports, the Shenzhen Institute of Consumption Quality (SICQ), led by the Shenzhen Consumer Council, conducted tests on 30 popular phone cases from 28 different brands using European safety standards as the benchmark.

The Shenzhen Consumer Council held a press conference last week to reveal the findings of their investigation to the public.

Out of the 30 phone cases that were tested, seven phone covers from five brands – Apple, Xiaomi, Yuening, Tiya, and Q-Guo – failed to meet the safety standards determined by European regulators.

Published Scientific Research on 5G and Health

Published Scientific Research on 5G and Health
Environmental Health Trust, April 2018

Published peer reviewed science already indicates that the current wireless technologies of 2G, 3G and 4G – in use today with our cell phones, computers and wearable tech – creates radiofrequency exposures which poses a serious health risk to humans, animals and the environment. Scientists are cautioning that before rolling out 5G, research on human health effects urgently needs to be done first to ensure the public and environment are protected. 5G will utilize not only the frequencies currently in use, but also higher millimeter wave and submillimeter wave frequencies. This page lists important research on 5G, the environment and human health. Learn more about 5G on EHT’s database of resources here.
  Click here for EHT’s Scientific FactSheets On 5G

Russell CL. 5G wireless telecommunications expansion: Public health and environmental implications. Environmental Research. Available online 11 April 2018. in press.

17 April 2018

Hearing at the Danish Parliament on Wireless Radiation

View the streamed version of the public hearing on EMFs in the Danish Parliament's Health and Elder council 12 April 2018 in the original languages (Danish/English). Speaking in English were:  Olle Johansson (6.07-22.09), Lennart Hardell (38.38-54.30) who talked about brain cancers and acoustic neuromas, and mentioned ANFR's test results on mobile phones showing high SAR levels when in contact with the skin, and Ghislaine Bouvier, Univ. Bordeaux, representing France, who spoke about the ELFE health birth cohort study (55.04- ). NTP study results were mentioned several times. The Q/A period is worth a listen with Johansson and Hardell answering in English questions about difficulties in finding funding for EMF studies and the IARC reclassification of EMFs (do not yet know when this will take place).
Hearing at the Danish Parliament on wireless radiation puts pressure on the National Board of Health.earing at the Danish Parliament on wireless radiation puts pressure on the National Board of Health
Press Release by EHS foreningen (EHS Association), 10 April 2018

https://via.ritzau.dk/pressemeddelelse?publisherId=12609765&releaseId=12609776

Hearing at the Danish Parliament on wireless radiation puts pressure on the National Board of Health.

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

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

You're Addicted to Your Smartphone. This Company Thinks It Can Change That

You're Addicted to Your Smartphone. This Company Thinks It Can Change That
By HALEY SWEETLAND EDWARDS, Time, 12 April 2018, Updated 13 April 2018

New apps can push better habits, more transparency
Illustration by Martin Gee for TIME
The headquarters of Boundless Mind looks as if it were created by a set designer to satisfy a cultural cliché. The tech startup is run out of a one-car garage a few blocks from California’s Venice Beach.

On the morning I visited, in March, it was populated by a dozen screens–phones, tablets, monitors–and half as many 20-something engineers, all of whom were male and bearded, and one of whom wore a cowboy hat. Someone had written in blue marker across the top of a whiteboard in all caps: You’re building amazing sh-t.

But that, more or less, is where the Silicon Valley stereotypes end. Ramsay Brown, 29, and T. Dalton Combs, 32, the co-founders of Boundless Mind, are hardly the college dropouts of tech lore; they’re trained neuroscientists. And unlike most tech entrepreneurs, they are not trying to build the next big thing that will go viral. In fact, Boundless Mind’s mission is almost the opposite. The company wants to disrupt America’s addiction to technology. “It used to be that pathogens and cars were killing us,” Brown says. “Now it’s cheeseburgers and social media. It’s our habits and addictions.”

Getting to Grips with the 'Invisible Enemy' of RF Radiation

Getting to grips with the ‘invisible enemy’ of RF radiation
By Ian Litchfield, Comment, eandt.theiet.org, 12 March 2018

A UK register is the first database of its kind to explore the effects of long-term occupational exposure to radiofrequency fields.

The use of radiofrequency (RF) radiation has become intrinsic to modern life, and the connectivity it provides central to the way we communicate with colleagues, clients, friends and family. The technology has been with us since the turn of the 20th century and part of the working environment since the introduction of radio broadcasting in the 1930s. Its use extends beyond telecommunication and broadcasting to include applications across healthcare, engineering and manufacturing.

RF radiation refers to electromagnetic fields that lie between the 3kHz and 300GHz frequencies; the variation in the properties of these fields alters not only their commercial use but also the way in which they interact with the human body. Compared to many hazards RF cannot be seen, heard or felt and has been termed ‘the invisible enemy’.

School Kids' Mental Health Suffering Due to Late-Night Tablet and Phone Use, Teachers Say

School kids' mental health suffering due to late-night tablet and phone use, teachers say
by Jake Evans, abc.net.au, 13 April 2018

Disrupting a child's body clock can affect hormones,
appetite, metabolism and mood (ABC News: Jake Evans)
Night-time technology use is disrupting the sleeping habits of children and damaging their mental health, the effects of which are becoming increasingly apparent in classrooms, educators say.

The trend is causing some children to behave like device vampires, according to teachers in Canberra, who report students whose sleep cycles are pushed out as they play on phones and tablets into the early hours of the morning, then sleep through the school day.

"Ten or 15 years ago, this was not an issue at all," Liz Bobos, co-president of ACT Principals Association, said.

"We tuck our children into bed, we read them a story, we say goodnight and we assume that eyes are shut — but there's no guarantee that that happens."

School staff say and the services available to children presenting with mental health issues are limited.

Primary school kids self-harming, teacher says

Documentary — Stare Into the Lights My Pretties

Documentary — Stare Into the Lights My Pretties
by Dr. Mercola, 14 April 2018

Story at-a-glance

  • In the beginning, there were only a few ways to get new technology funded, known as the ABCs. “A” for armed forces, “B” for bureaucracy and “C” for corporate power; social engagement is the new driver of technology that has taken off more so in recent years
  • The environmental stimuli that come through screens may be keeping us permanently distracted, such that we’re unable to engage in deep thinking and knowledge
  • While the internet is viewed as a way to bring the world to our fingertips, there are those who say it’s actually a tool for amplifying the voice of corporate control
  • We tend to think about the internet as this medium where we can connect to everything and anyone, but in actuality most of the information is flowing through a couple of major gatekeepers, such as Google
  • You can customize and filter what you see, but how these things are architected actually may keep you in a carefully constructed bubble

16 April 2018

[Press release] Phonegate developments in the Netherlands. Our mobile phones are not safe !

[Press release] Phonegate developments in the Netherlands. Our mobile phones are not safe !

Press release , April, 16, 2018

Dutch

On April 5, 2018, the French site, “60 Millions de consommateurs”announced the recall by the mobile telephony operator Orange of 90,000 cell phones of the model “Hapi 30”. The reason for the recall is that studies conducted in 2016 by the French National Frequencies Agency (ANFR) showed that the SAR limits to which the telephone must comply were exceeded when in contact with the body. ANFR says recalls could be repeated since they have recorded some other phones that exceed the limits.

As in France, a study of the SAR values was also carried out in the Netherlands by Agentschap Telecom – which controls the compliance of the placing on the market of mobile phones sold in the Netherlands – in its ‘Onderzoek inzake SAR-waarden van mobiele telefoons’ in 2009. The reason was that an inspection in 2008 revealed that a phone exceeded the prescribed SAR value of 2W/kg and was therefore withdrawn from the market. After 2009, Agentschap Telecom saw no reason to carry out another investigation. The ANFR’s test results, which are relevant not only for France but also for all European countries, urgently call for this as well as for transparency. The Dutch have the right to know what levels of radiofrequency radiation they are exposed to on a daily basis and they must be informed about this.

14 April 2018

Research on Electromagnetic Fields

Research on electromagnetic fields
ARTAC (Association for Research on Treatment against Cancer),
Newsletter no. 87, March 2018 (translation)

Let us recall that the major objective of ARTAC concerns the diagnosis and treatment of cancers. The many patients suffering from electrohypersensitivity could not be ignored, however, especially since excessive exposure to electromagnetic fields could just as possibly cause the occurrence of certain cancers. Since the beginning of the year, four scientific articles have been published:

1. After several adventures, our article reporting on our research work on the effect in electrohypersensitive people of a fermented papaya extract, marketed under the name "Immun'âge", has just been published in the international peer-reviewed journal "Functional Foods in Health and Disease". This publication follows the complete re-analysis of our results, and highlights an antioxidant effect of the product as well as an anti-inflammatory effect, but above all improves the cerebral pulsometry without the mechanism being identified for the moment.

Letter by Prof. Dominique Belpomme Addressed to Electrohypersensitive Persons

Letter from Prof. Dominique Belpomme addressed to electrohypersensitive persons
by Prof. Dominique Belpomme, Information Letter no.6, March 2018, ehs-mcs.org (translation)

Why I filed a complaint!

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