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EMF Studies

26 March 2017

The Role of Industry in Childhood Cancers

London smog. 'The unborn child can be 1,000 times more
vulnerable than a grown man to environmental 
pollutants', writes Caroline McManus.
Photo:  Guy Bell/Alamy Stock Photo
The role of industry in childhood cancers
Letters, The Guardian, 20 March 2017

With childhood cancer being a controlling factor in tackling daily life, and having been forced to defy a very poor prognosis myself, I feel a need to respond to your letter about Brexit’s impact on children with cancer (14 March). Glenis Wilmott MEP states that 1,700 children are diagnosed with cancer, of which over 250 die, annually in the UK, and that their only chance of survival may lie with being on a clinical trial, due to lack of treatments.

Cancer treatment is dreaded by adults, but is much worse for a child, with the consequences of treatment often casting a shadow for the rest of their lives. With a 40% increase in child cancer in less than 20 years, surely we have to refocus and ask politicians at all levels to take responsibility for their decisions in allowing industries which increase risks and known causes of cancer, such as air pollution. The unborn child can be 1,000 times more vulnerable than a grown man to environmental pollutants, and yet recently activists against fracking have been deemed irresponsible.

Most Feel Compelled to Constantly Check Email, Texts and Social Media

A Saudi man explores social media on his mobile device as
he sits at a cafe in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 24, 2016.
Reuters/ Faisal Al Nasser
Most feel compelled to constantly check email, texts and social media
by Ronnie Cohen, reuters.com, 22 March 2017

(Reuters Health) - - Did your date check his email just as you were about to deliver a punch line? Did your friend reply to a text while you were describing your boss’ broadside? Is your child so engrossed in whatever she’s doing on her iPhone that you must ask her multiple times to please pass the salt?

And do you find yourself incapable of controlling an incessant urge to look at your smart phone or other electronic device?

You’ve got company.

Nearly nine out of 10 Americans report being so tethered to their digital gadgets that they constantly or often check their email, texts and social media accounts, a new poll shows.

Inviting Discussion About Safer Tech Use in Schools

Inviting Discussion About Safer Tech Use in Schools
by Katie Singer, 
www.electronicsilentspring.com, Originally posted 7 February 2017

A list of educators, physicians and researchers who join Katie Singer and the EMRadiation Policy Institute in calling for safer use of technology in education is posted after the Endnotes.

In one generation, use of electronic technologies has exploded, creating dramatic environmental and cultural changes, including in classrooms. As we read, write, research, meet and express ourselves, electronics offer extraordinary possibilities. Meanwhile, to develop self-respect, empathy, humor, awareness of themselves and others and social skills, children still depend on human contact in a real (not virtual) world.

Electronics are tools, not substitutes for human teachers or peers. Every community still needs children who are familiar with the real world around them; who learn (from other people) to think critically and ethically; who are well versed in biology, chemistry, physics, literature, music and art. Students need to create and imagine from their own minds, not to follow a computer programmer’s choices or direction. For healthy development, children need time without electronics, in nature, socializing with each other and contributing to their communities. Youth need purpose. They need to participate in person-to-person conversation about real world problems and solutions.

Parents Had Wi-Fi Switches Installed in a Finnish School

Parents had Wifi switches installed in a Finnish school
News release, 23 March 2017

In the Fiskars primary school located in Raasepori in Southern Finland parents have long struggled against Ipad and Wifi based learning.  They couldn't prevent the installation of Wifi hot spots, but their struggle had results: now in every class room there is a switch by which the radiation emitting hot spot can be turned off. 

Most parents and teacher of the Fiskars school opposed the plan of Raasepori city administration to use tablets and microwave based wireless network in the school. Their critical stand was based on the recommendations of the Council of Europe*, health risks**, pedagogy, the limitations of tablets as computers, and the desire to keep children's screen time reasonable. In spring 2016 names were collected to a petition demanding postponement of the Wifi and tablet school project. The petition was signed by 90 parents whose children are in Fiskars school now or will be in the near future. In the school there are only 60 pupils. 

Radiofrequency Pollution a Serious Safety Issue in Cars

Electric car
Alternative Energy News
We know electrosensitive persons who suffer from exposure to radiofrequency radiation in their cars. Below, are extracts from excellent information on the subject:

Radiofrequency Pollution a Serious Safety Issue in Cars
www.electricalpollution.com

Cardiac Arrest
A number of studies show that electromagnetic radiation, including radiofrequency radiation, alters heart rate variability, blood pressure (including inducing hypertension with microwave exposure) and increases risk of arrhythmia related heart disease and heart attack. (Mahra et al 1971) (Cherry 2000) (Havas et al 2010) (Havas and Marrongelle 2013) (Havas 2013).

25 March 2017

U.S. Scientists Launch World's Biggest Solar Geoengineering Study

Scientists say the planet could be covered with a solar
shield for as little as $10bn a year.  Photo:  ISS/Nasa
Poisoning of the planet from the sky in the name of geoengineering... Of course, this has already been taking place for a number of years and may explain the rise in respiratory and other diseases, the massive die-offs of fish, birds, bees... Has anyone asked us, the public, for permission to conduct such a deadly experiment?  

Future tests could involve seeding the sky with aluminium oxide.

US scientists launch world's biggest solar geoengineering study

by Arthur Neslen, The Guardian, 
24 March 2017

Research programme will send aerosol injections into the earth’s upper atmosphere to study the risks and benefits of a future solar tech-fix for climate change

US scientists are set to send aerosol injections 20km up into the earth’s stratosphere in the world’s biggest solar geoengineering programme to date, to study the potential of a future tech-fix for global warming.

The $20m (£16m) Harvard University project will launch within weeks and aims to establish whether the technology can safely simulate the atmospheric cooling effects of a volcanic eruption, if a last ditch bid to halt climate change is one day needed.

Digital Transformation - Including Wearables, IoT - a $20 Trillion Market

"IoT apps and devices, for instance, are projected to soar to $1.3 billion by 2020 with the fastest growth industries being healthcare, insurance, consumer and retail."

Digital transformation - including wearables, IoT - a $20 trillion market, says IDC
by Tom Sullivanmobihealthnews.com
23 March 2017

DX: Hospital executives and IT pros might as well get used to those initials, which analyst house IDC and some others use to refer to "digital transformation."

While DX is not an entirely new concept, IDC just projected that the overall DX market will blast off toward $20 trillion in short order, representing more than 20 percent of GDP. Global GDP, that is.

IoT and the World's First Trillionaire

IoT and the world’s first trillionaire
Opinion, nationmultimedia.com, 25 March 2017

Virtually all of the billionaires on Forbes list have one thing in common.

One way or another they are involved with the recent electronic phenomenon called METME (Maximum Efficient Transfer of Electronic Energy) and better known as the IoT (Internet of Things). The IoT has been identified as “the greatest commercial event in world history”. It is dramatically changing world commerce – and also politics. For example, all Thailand banks are reducing staff and facilities by 30 to 35 per cent as new IoT procedures take over. The same shifts can be seen in virtually all other fields, from automotives to food to construction, etc.

Bill Gates ($85.6 billion) is currently the world’s wealthiest person. But not for long! Some new guys are in town.

Major U.S. City Abandons IoT Project Citing 'Other Priorities'

Jacksonville, Florida's most populous city has opted to
ditch a pilot smart lighting installation by GE.
"It is not clear exactly what discouraged Jacksonville from proceeding and the spokesperson declined to elaborate when asked if costs or operability stymied the project.  It is possible that Jacksonville authorities were concerned with things like data protection, data ownership, privacy, and security issues associated with IoT projects, which are sometimes prone to hacking."

Major US city abandons IoT project citing ‘other priorities’
luxreview.com, 23 March 2017

A major US city has dropped an Internet of Things based lighting system, saying that they have more important things to work on.

Jacksonville, Florida’s most populous city, opted to ditch a pilot installation by GE that was set to involve equipping some of its street lights with chips and sensors that would eventually do everything from improving lighting controls and efficiency to detecting free parking spaces for motorists.

The lights would also be able to alert the public about hurricanes, weather events that are common in Florida.

24 March 2017

Pocket Dialling to Danger

That phone in your pocket could be dangerous, according to
Marketplace.  Getty
MARKETPLACE: Pocket dialling to danger
vancouver.24hrs.ca,
24 March 2017

Should you carry your phone in your pocket? The answer is right there, inside your phone, in a government-mandated message that says you should hold your phone 5mm to 15mm away from your body to limit exposure to radiation. It varies from phone to phone.

But a survey from CBC's Marketplace reveals that most people have never seen the message and don't use their phones that way.

So if you slip your phone in your pocket, or tuck it into your bra, you're not following the guidelines. And here's the problem: The government test cellphone makers use to assess the safety of their products are based on the assumption that you are.