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EMF Studies

29 April 2017

Scientists Call for Protection from Ill-Health Effects of Cell Phones, Wi-Fi

Numerous recent scientific publications have shown that
EMF affects living organisms at levels well below most
international and national guidelines.
AFP Photo/ Stefan Heunis
Scientists call for protection from ill-health effects of cell phones, Wi-Fi
by Chukwuma Muanya, Assistant Editor, The Guardian, Nigeria, 27 April 2017

Scientists engaged in the study of biological and health effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic fields (EMF) have raised fresh alarm. Based on their peer-reviewed, published research, the scientists said they have serious concerns regarding the ubiquitous and increasing exposure to EMF generated by electric and wireless devices.

These include–but are not limited to–radiofrequency radiation (RFR) emitting devices, such as cellular and cordless phones and their base stations, Wi-Fi, broadcast antennas, smart meters, and baby monitors as well as electric devices and infra-structures used in the delivery of electricity that generate extremely-low frequency electromagnetic field (ELF EMF).

Peer-Reviewed Studies on Acoustic Neuroma and Cell Phone Use

Acoustic Neuroma and Cell Phone Use
saferemr.com, 26 April 2017

Studies that report evidence of increased risk of acoustic neuroma associated with long-term cell phone use

Nine peer-reviewed studies, including one cohort study, have found evidence that long-term cell phone use is associated with increased risk of acoustic neuroma, a tumor on the nerve from the ear to the brain.

Cohort Studies

Benson et al, 2013 (acoustic neuroma) - UK Million Women cohort study

For acoustic neuroma, there was an increase in risk with long term use vs never use (10+ years: RR = 2.46, 95% CI = 1.07-5.64, P = 0.03), the risk increasing with duration of use (trend among users, P = 0.03).

Cellphones, WIFI and Cancer: Will Trump’s Budget Cuts Kill ‘Electrosmog’ Research?

Cellphones, WIFI and Cancer: Will Trump’s Budget Cuts Kill ‘Electrosmog’ Research?
by Paul Mobbscounterpunch.org
27 April 2017

Amidst concern over President Trump’s emasculation of the US Environmental Protection Agency, and cuts to the USA’s climate research, other ground-breaking areas of environmental research are being ignored.

For well-over a decade, at a cost of $25 million, a US National Toxicology Program study has been assessing the links between the use of mobile phones and rare, though increasing forms of cancer.

Unfortunately, before the results of this study are published, it may be ‘lost’ in the coming cuts.

Donald Trump’s policies are not ‘revolutionary’. They reflect a general opposition by right-wing lobby groups to environmental and social campaigns.

Just like the UK Coalition Government’s ‘Bonfire of the Quangos‘ in 2011/12, Trump’s cuts are aimed at removing any authoritative opposition to the liquidation of the Earth’s last natural resources – irrespective of the costs to human health and the environment.

Who will rid me of these turbulent scientists?

Italy: Florence: Judge Connects Tumor and Mobile Phone

THE SENTENCE

Florence:  Judge connects tumor and mobile phone


The court of Florence like that of Ivrea: disability compensation for a salesperson

After the Ivrea Court, Florence has also recognized a link between cell phone use and the development of a tumor. On Friday, labor judge Vincenzo Nuvoli condemned the Inail [National Institute for Insurance against Accidents at Work] to payment of compensation for permanent disability (16 percent) to a man who in 2014 was diagnosed with acoustic neuroma of the right auditory nerve. For thirteen years, Alessandro Maurri, 60, assigned to sales for an import-export company, would use the mobile phone for an average of 2-3 hours a day. Maurri began working in 1985. In 1994 he was awarded a corporate phone, and got to manage about 800 customers throughout Tuscany. Since 2002, when the office closed, he continued to work from home and used his cell phone up to an average of six hours a day. In 2008, he was diagnosed  with an acoustic neuroma which required surgery.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Specific Absorption Rates (SAR)

To ensure that the cell phone does not exceed the legal limit, consumers should never keep their cell phone in their pockets or next to their skin.
 The cell phone is not tested directly against the body because almost all cell phones would fail the SAR test as the radiation absorption increases dramatically when the cell phone is close to the body. 

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Specific Absorption Rates (SAR)
saferemr.com, 27 April 2017

  • What are the SAR values for Samsung’s new smart phones? 
  • What is the manufacturer's recommended minimum body separation distance?
  • How should consumers use this information?

Be sure to read the latest  Consumer Reports safety warnings  about cell phone use.

Also see: "Do iPhones emit more radiation than
Samsung Galaxy phones?"

According to test reports filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) for the Galaxy S8 for cellular transmission is 0.34 watts per kilogram (w/kg) at the head, and 0.93 w/kg when worn on the body. The WiFi hotspot SAR is 0.95 w/kg. The SAR for simultaneous transmission (cellular plus Wi-Fi) is 1.25 w/kg at the head, 1.39 w/kg when worn on the body, and 1.52 w/kg when used as a hotspot. (1)

28 April 2017

Electrosensitivity Explained in a Comic Strip

Electrosensitivity explained in a comic strip
ARA, www.alerte.ch, posted 28 April 2017

Dr. CEM by Kri

Dr. CEM could be one of the 14 doctors, co-authors of the "EUROPAEM EMF Guideline 2016 for the prevention,diagnosis and treatment of EMF-related healthproblems and illnesses".  This publication, written by internationally-known doctors to inform physicians, comprises 69 pages of text, perhaps too technical for a wide audience, especially young persons.  We hope that this comic strip will raise awareness of the health risks concerning unrestrained use of wireless technologies.

Click here for the link to the comic strip

About the artist:

27 April 2017

France: Phonegate* : Rejection of the Interlocutory Proceedings against ANFR by the Administrative Tribunal of Melun

Phonegate* : Rejection of the Interlocutory Proceedings against ANFR by the Administrative Tribunal of Melun
by Marc Arazi, arazi.fr, 27 April 2017

Communiqué, 26 April 2017

By a ruling made on 20 April 2017, as follow-up to the public hearing of 19 April 2017, the Administrative Tribunal of Melun rejected all demands for interlocutory proceedings that we had initiated against the National Frequency Agency (ANFR) on 20 February 2017. The court considered that the requested measurements would be an obstacle to enforcement of an administrative decision (explicit decision of ANFR dated 19 December 2016 refusing the transmission of documents relating to measurements of the specific absorption rate (SAR) of 95 mobile phones tested) without establishing the existence of a serious and imminent danger.

26 April 2017

Statement By Dr. Devra Davis On The Landmark California Court Ruling Upholding The Berkeley Cell Phone Ordinance

Statement By Dr. Devra Davis On The Landmark California Court Ruling Upholding The Berkeley Cell Phone Ordinance
ehtrust.org, 22 April 2017

In a clear victory for the public right to know with a landmark court decision, the US Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has upheld the City of Berkeley’s ordinance requiring phone sellers make public typically hidden advice about distances used for cell phone testing. In an April 21, 2017 filing, the Court decisively rejected the industry argument that making that advice public deprived them of their First Amendment rights.

Phone sellers in Berkeley are required to post this notice:

To assure safety, the Federal Government requires that cell phones meet radiofrequency (RF) exposure guidelines. If you carry or use your phone in a pants or shirt pocket or tucked into a bra when the phone is ON and connected to a wireless network, you may exceed the federal guidelines for exposure to RF radiation. Refer to the instructions in your phone or user manual for information about how to use your phone safely.

Massachusetts: Worcester Schools Draft Warning on Wireless Devices

The new guidelines, which still must be approved by the full School Committee at its meeting Thursday, encourage technology users to avoid keeping cellphones, tablets and laptops close to their body, and to turn off the wireless connectivity on those devices when not using the internet... 
“We don’t want, 10 years from now, to find out there was something we should have done.”

Worcester schools draft warning on wireless devices
by Scott O’Connell, Telegram & Gazette Staff, 25 April 2017

WORCESTER – The school district could soon warn families to take precautions against exposure to wireless Internet radiation, after a school standing committee this week approved a set of recommendations developed by the administration.

The new guidelines, which still must be approved by the full School Committee at its meeting Thursday, encourage technology users to avoid keeping cellphones, tablets and laptops close to their body, and to turn off the wireless connectivity on those devices when not using the internet.

EU Parliament Wants Free Wi-Fi for Everybody

[What a tragedy for electrosensitive persons!]

EU Parliament wants free Wi-Fi for everybody
by Dan Alexe, Contributing Editor, New Europe, 
25 April 2017

The European Parliament’s industry committee announced today it is backing a plan to offer free Wi-Fi connectivity in public spaces such as parks, squares and public buildings everywhere in Europe through WiFi4EU.

The initiative, which was launched by the European Commission under the heading ‘WiFi4Eu – Free Wi-Fi for Europeans’, aims at bringing high-quality wireless internet access to at least 6000-8000 local communities and has a total planned budget of €120m until 2020. It will provide internet access for locals, visitors and tourists in parks, squares, libraries or public buildings.