Monday, September 1, 2014

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W.E.E.P. News

The Canadian initiative to stop Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution

1 September 2014

 
 
 
EMF Summit
 
Launch of the EMF summit on Tuesday, Sept 2.  There will be an interview a week that you can listen to for 48 hours.
 
Several EMF experts are taking part, see the list here-
 
 
 
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Cell biology and EMF safety standards

Blank M. Cell biology and EMF safety standards. Electromagn Biol Med. 2014 Aug 25:1-3. [Epub ahead of print]

Abstract

Living cells react defensively and start to synthesize stress proteins when exposed to potentially harmful stimuli. Electromagnetic fields (EMF) are among the many different environmental stimuli that initiate stress protein synthesis. Although there is greater energy transfer and heating due to EMF at higher frequencies, there is no greater stress response. The cellular stress response is far more sensitive to EMF than to an increase in temperature. It should be obvious that an EMF safety standard should be based on the more sensitive, natural biological response.

KEYWORDS: Cell biology; DNA damage; DNA fractal antenna; EMF safety; EMF standards; cellular stress response; thermal criterion

http://1.usa.gov/YXxi6Q

Barb
 
 
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Stephen Clarke protested Wi-Fi in his children's school. As a result, he is being held in a psychiatric hospital in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and forcibly medicated.
 
 
John and Nina
 
 
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Smartphones Can Be Deadly
 
Beyond possibly killing the planet slowly with radiation and radio waves, your smartphone could actually be an actor in your own untimely demise.
 
 
Robert
 
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Are mobiles making us obnoxious? Under 25s more likely to show off, have inflated self-esteem and exaggerate thanks to social media.


It seems that mobile use has completely changed the boundaries of social acceptability and could well be ruining our relationships.
Young people don't behave or think in the same way as they did ten years ago. 

They don't just use their mobile phones to call friends and family, they rely on them obsessively, feeling anxious when they're away from them.
 
 
 
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Boil The Frog Radio
 
An excellent interview with Congressional candidate Kevin Mottus
 
 
I hope that Kevin can get elected to Congress !
 
Several other good EMF interviews at this site - http://boilthefrogradio.com/
 
 
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ETFO wants more info on wi-fi

Debra Edwards, Orillia's trustee on the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB), noted safety concerns regarding the use of wi-fi technology ...
 
While Health Canada has determined radio frequency energy used in schools with wireless devices falls within safe exposure limits, the Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario (ETFO) wants the governing body to make more information available.
 
 
 
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Mobile Phones Cause Changes in Metabolism: Experts 

"Cancer is not the only health issue linked to mobile phones. ... to the brain while talking on a mobile phone created a possibility of brain tumour.
 
 
 
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Michael Smyth: Is Hydro playing smoke and mirrors over smart-meter fires?

Langley resident Luc De Beir says a smart meter caused a fire at his cabin near Prince George. A neighbour said a power pole (pictured) had caught ...
 
 
 
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An ITRON Smart Meter Fire Aug. 27, 2014 in Langford, BC.
 
Here is a news clip 
 
 
Sharon
 
 
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Unfortunately, since the cell tower construction, some neighbors living in close proximity to the tower have developed various cancers and auto-immune diseases and at least one has died from cancer.
 
One cancer survivor has developed three different types of cancer in the past two years and also suffers from chemo-induced neuropathy in hands and feet, making daily tasks impossible or difficult. This individual and a neighbor have developed different chronic auto-immune diseases.
 
 
Robert
 
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Dr. Oz's guest was Tiffany Frantz, a Pennsylvania woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. Frantz and her mom Traci were shocked because Tiffany was healthy, just 21 years old at the time, and had no family history of cancer. But Tiffany revealed she had carried her cell phone in her bra all day, every day, for four years.

Frantz developed cancerous tumors in the exact same area of her breast, on the same side, where her cell phone rested hour after hour for four years. Frantz's doctors were puzzled by her cancer, so she underwent genetic testing, which came back negative (meaning she was not predisposed to cancer).

As a precaution, Weil recommended keeping cell phones away from your head, using an ear piece for cell phones, and keeping Wi-Fi routers outside the bedroom.
 
 
 
 
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Lights finally back on for Cheltenham woman who removed her smart meter

AFTER 155 days in the dark and battling United Energy over their smart meters, Sofia Telemzouguer's power is finally back on — albeit temporarily.
 
She and her daughter Larissa, 16, were disconnected in March when the company found out Ms Telemzouguer had taken out her home's smart meter, claiming it was making her ill, and replaced it with an analog meter.

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/leader/south-east/lights-finally-back-on-for-cheltenham-woman-who-removed-her-smart-meter/story-fngnvmhm-1227039673618?nk=1419055247ea3ac81d8a80acf5598fa4
 
 
 
 
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Meters overheating, to be replaced in Lakeland

There have been six cases since their installation in 2011 of remote disconnect meters overheating, and catching fire, but Lakeland spokesman Kevin ...
 
 
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Farmer's radio tower fight online petition

GRASSMERE farmer John Howard has gone to an international forum in his long-running fight against Moyne Shire Council over controversial planning changes and radio transmission masts.

He later moved to another residence, saying his health was suffering because of noise and electromagnetic interference from the towers.

 
Sylvie
 
 
"Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are."  B. Franklin
 
 
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Reducing electromagnetic irradiation and fields alleviates experienced health hazards of VDU work
 
 
 
WorldCat search for Electro Hypersensitive
 
 
Sylvie
 
 
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GM Crops and Neonicotinoid Pesticide news from the U.S. and Mexico!
 
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has announced that genetically engineered (GE) crops and bee and bird-toxic neonicotinoid pesticides will be banned in National Wildlife Refuges.
 
The ruling impacts more than 150 million acres of federal land.
 
Find out more here.
 
Meanwhile, beekeepers in Mexico's Yucatán peninsula are celebrating a major victory over Monsanto. A district judge withdrew the corporate giant's permit to plant genetically engineered Roundup-ready soybeans on 625,000 acres of cropland. The judge was convinced by scientific evidence demonstrating that GMO crops pose a major threat to honey production.
 
This is huge for the birds and the bees. And for us.
 
Get the whole story here.

Yours for healthy people & a healthy planet,

Ocean Robbins
 
P.S. Monsanto, Bayer, and the other corporate purveyors of pesticides and GMOs would like to keep selling their products, and they keep trying to downplay the harm they cause. But increasing numbers of scientists are sounding the alarm. And now even some governments are beginning to listen. Get the whole story now.

Hans
 
 
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Technology-Obsessed Children Losing the Ability to Read Emotions
 
"In this technology-driven world where children are used to looking at screens more than actual people, they are losing the ability to read others' emotions, according to a new study.
 
 
Barb
 
 
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NoPhone
 
Interesting concept for those addicted to their gadgets!
 
 
Magda
 
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Re - German radar verdict/German EHS court case
 
Dear Dr. von Klitzing,

I need your help to sort out the truth behind the recent German radar verdict/German EHS court case; Schleswig-Holsteinisches Oberlandesgericht, 3 LB 21/11, at which I understand you (and Professor Karl Hecht) participated as an expert witness.

I have tried to get to the bottom of the actual verdict, please, correct me if I am wrong below:

1) As far as I can understand, the plaintiff had been damaged from ionizing radiation (X-rays) from a 24 MW radar installation and this was acknowledged by the court of law. Correct?

2) But did the verdict also include a ruling about the functional impairment electrohypersensitivity?

3) And did the verdict also deal with damages from non-ionizing radiation?

4) Finally, the abbreviation ("EHS") in the verdict, does it stand for "electrohypersensitivity" or "Environmental Health and Safety"?

Please, excuse me for being so terribly confused. These legal matters certainly are somewhat clouded, at least to me as a 'court of law'-amateur. So, please, help me to get this 100% correct.

With my very best regards
Yours sincerely
Olle J.

(Olle Johansson, associate professor
The Experimental Dermatology Unit
Department of Neuroscience
Karolinska Institute
171 77 Stockholm
Sweden)

 
Dear Olle,
 
Really, there are some misunderstandings.
Firstly, the abbrevation EHS means "Environmental Health and Safety" in connection with the discussion about healthy events by RADAR.
By RADAR - equipments the main health effect we have by ionizing electromagnetic fields (X-rays) by the Thyratron-bulbs in the electronic system. These exposure is only relevant nearby the electronic equipment, that means for the staff about some meters (< 5 m).

The RADAR exposure itself is non-ionizing, similar to eposures by off-line communication systems (but with higher -pulsed- energy).
The judgment of the court in Schleswig was mainly focused to the ionizing effect (= x-rays for the operating staff).

Additionally there was the discussion about shorttimed high(!)-energetic non-ionizing eposure in the focus of the RADAR-screen, because the German safety guidelines describe only the total mean value of immission over 6 min, that means all over the interval ratio pulse/pause.
All that is far away from the actual "EHS =electrohypersensitivity"-discussion.
 
I hope having answered your questions.
 
With best regards
Lebrecht 

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Prof. Dr. Lebrecht von Klitzing
-Medizinphysiker (DGMP)

Umweltphysikalische Messungen GbR
DE-36466 Wiesenthal, Schwimmbadweg 21
Tel.: 036964  863446 + 831203
 
Andre
 
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Multiple Chemical Sensitivity: is the disease of the century and no one knows

Anything but an allergic reaction. The Multiple chemical sensitivity is a metabolic disorder, not at all rare, as many would have you believe. The picture, therefore, is clearer than what patients are reported.
 
"It is not a rare disease, but the ability to diagnose"

Sylvie
 
 
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Cars in the US might soon be mandated to broadcast speed and location data

"By warning drivers of imminent danger, V2V technology has the potential to dramatically improve highway safety,"
(And kill many others with dangerous wireless radiation)
 
 
Robert
 
 
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Comments on book stating that Cell Phones are Safe
 
See the comments in the attached PDF, written by Prof. Kumar, and see the nonsense that the mobile industry is pushing.
 
Prof. Kumar produces very important facts to rebut false information.
 
 
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EMF Courses
 
www.essentia.ca describes our courses for Toronto and Ottawa
 
Current dates are..
 
October 4 to 5 - Toronto
October 11 to 12 - Ottawa
 
Toll-free number: (888) 639-7730 for pre-registration and details..
 
 
 
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Cell phone effects: Testicular proteome modified


The controversy over the potential health effects of electromagnetic radiation associated with cell phones has been fuelled by new research originating in Iran. A team of scientists from Shiraz University has found that electromagnetic fields change the proteome of rat testes, with implications for fertility.

 
Robert
 
 

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W.E.E.P. – The Canadian initiative to stop: Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution

Friday, August 22, 2014

WEEP News / CDC Warning / Cold Feet / More Radiation / MP Gallant / Hi-tech fears / Kids biological damage / Touchscreen danger / Meters / Blood-brain-barrier disruption / Robin Williams

 
W.E.E.P. News

The Canadian initiative to stop Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution

22 August 2014

 
 
 
 
CDC Issues Precautionary Health Warnings about Cell Phone Radiation

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued precautionary health warnings about cell phone radiation and provides tips on how to reduce one's risk from exposure.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D.- PRLog (Press Release)- Aug. 13, 2014 - ATLANTA -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated the Frequently Asked Questions about cell phones and health on the CDC web site.

CDC now asserts that "Along with many organizations worldwide, we recommend caution in cell phone use." As the lead Federal health action agency, CDC provides tips to the public on how to "reduce radio frequency radiation near your body."

Health authorities at the Federal, state, and local level should follow CDC's lead and disseminate precautionary health warnings to ensure that the public is adequately informed about the potential health risks of cell phone use and has the know-how to reduce exposure to the radiofrequency radiation emitted when carrying or using cell phones.

Moreover, the Federal Communications Commission should review CDC's new position in light of the Commission's obsolete regulatory standard for cell phone radiation that was adopted in 1996 when few adults used cell phones.

CDC's latest recommendations represent a considerable improvement in our Federal government's position regarding cell phone radiation health risks and the need for precaution.

CDC indicates that more research is needed to understand the health risks of exposure to cell phone radiation. However, unfortunately the U.S. has been negligent in supporting research on wireless radiation health effects. A major government research funding initiative could be launched with as little as a nickel-a-month fee on wireless subscriptions. This research initiative should be conducted independent of the wireless industry as we have considerable evidence that the industry has undermined much of the research it has funded in the past.

http://bit.ly/1l4oN3L

Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Family and Community Health
School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
Center: http://cfch.berkeley.edu

Electromagnetic Radiation Safety

Website:              http://www.saferemr.com
 
 
 
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CDC Calls for Caution on Cell Phones, Then Gets Cold Feet

Sometime soon after we filed the story above, CDC decided it had overstepped —or, more likely, someone held its feet to the fire. Any reference to precaution was removed from its FAQ. The agency deleted any suggestion that it believes there may be health risks.
 
 
 
 
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See the video -
 
 
 
 
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MP Gallant seeks investigation into federally-regulated Ontario smart meters

"Specifically, I have requested an Industry Canada Special Investigation into the use and operation of 'smart meters' by Hydro One.
 
 
 
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Hi-tech fears for young students

Kindergarten teacher Judi Rhodes has worked in Tasmanian schools for more than 30 years and said an increasing number of school-aged children were showing up to class without basic life skills and with health problems related to technology overuse.
 
 
 
 
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Kids are at risk of biological damage results from microwave radiation emitted by wireless devices

The paper, titled "Why children absorb more microwave radiation than adults: The consequences," describes how the fetus is particularly vulnerable to microwave radiation, which can cause degeneration of the protective myelin sheath that surrounds brain neurons.  The authors recommend that wireless toys be banned due to the serious potential health risks.
 
 
 
 
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IN SITU EXPOSURE ASSESSMENT OF INTERMEDIATE FREQUENCY FIELDS OF DIVERSE DEVICES

 
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25125596

"International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection 
reference levels are exceeded for touchscreens ..., energy-saving 
bulbs ..., fluorescent lamps .... Compliance distances for general 
public range from 15.3 cm (touchscreen) ...."

Important note:  Safety recommendations indicate that -
You're not supposed to touch a touchscreen. It's supposed to be at least 15.3 cm (6 inches) 
away from you and everyone else in order to reduce dangerous levels of radiation exposure.

Even if adults choose to make a decision to not care about their own 
exposures, why is anyone feeling okay about giving these machines to 
babies and children, and using these machines near babies, children 
and any other people, and not clearly warning parents and schools 
about this?

Barb
 
 
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Blood-brain-barrier disruption with high-frequency pulsed electric fields

A team of researchers from Virginia Tech and Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences have developed a new technique for using pulsed electric energy to open the blood-brain-barrier (BBB) for treating brain cancer and neurological disorders.

 
Andre
 
 
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Did Wireless Radiation help to cause the Suicide Death of Robin Williams?
 
Could the neurological effects of microwave radiation have deepened his problems with depression and caused him to develop Parkinsons disease?
 
 
 
 
 
 
Dear Robin Williams, I Am Sorry That Your Brainwaves Were Not Protected As A National Treasure
 
Dear Robin Williams, I Am Sorry That Your Brainwaves Were Not Protected As A National Treasure (Nor Are Anyone Else's),.
 
 
 
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Court upholds Crown counsel's termination after absences
A High Court judge has upheld government's 2013 termination of a
former Crown counsel who claimed that he had to stay away from the
office and work from home due to his hypersensitivity to radiation
emitted from cellular phone towers.


Sylvie
 
Comment to the newspaper -
 
The judge has made a very serious error by referring to standards set by the International Commission of Non-Ionising Radiation Protection.  The judge should have been aware that this is a private group that was set up by the wireless industry, comprised of industry insiders, to protect the industry and to set standards which suit that industry.  The group is ignoring all the masses of scientific evidence which show that serious biological effects are occurring at much lower levels than their standards.
 
A good comparison to this would be if the judge accepted cigarette industry claims that it was quite safe to smoke 100 cigarettes a day, whilst masses of scientific evidence suggested that serious harm is happening at much lower levels.  The Judge should have looked closely at the scientific evidence which shows harm occurring at very low levels of microwave radiation.
 
The judge also erred by referring to the World Health Organisation, stating "The evidence which he has put before the court demonstrates that this is not a medical disorder recognised by the World Health Organisation" .  The judge should be aware that the WHO was so concerned about this new illness that they held a conference to discuss it - http://www.who.int/peh-emf/publications/reports/EHS_Proceedings_June2006.pdf (EMF International Workshop on EMF Hypersensitivity, Prague, Czech Republic, Oct 25 - 27 2004).  There are several knowledgeable doctors in the field of environmental health who are presently diagnosing patients with electrical hypersensitivity.
 
It would appear that there has been a serious miscarriage of justice and more accurate information needs to be placed before the court!
 
The judge further erred by referring to a study by TRC of 21 cell phone towers which stated that - radiation levels being emitted were far lower than the maximum allowed by international standards.  The standards the judge referrers to are not safe and there are several mast studies from around the World which show that serious harm is occurring to people who live closest to them - http://www.mast-victims.org/index.php?content=who , even though the exposure levels are much lower than the ICNIRP safety levels.
 
Martin Weatherall
 
 
 
 
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Precaution or Paranoia? Berkeley May Require Cancer Warning Stickers for Cell Phones

UC San Francisco professor of medicine Stanton Glantz, one of the nation's leading experts on tobacco control and the health hazards of second-hand smoke, says that the science on the potential harm from cell phone radiation is far from settled. "I think cell phones are about where cigarettes were in 1955,'' he says. "There is more than enough evidence to be worried."
 
 
 
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EHS Meeting in the French Alps
 
Publié par Matthieu CARTIER le mer, 20/08/2014 - 07:30

http://www.dici.fr/actu/2014/08/20/hautes-alpes-rassemblement-mondial-dans-les-hautes-alpes-pour-les-personnes-electrohypersensibles-427376

Hautes-Alpes: This is about a meeting of world class which takes place
from 25 August to 1 September. The international gathering of the
association land for EHS. It will take place in the gorges of
Riou-Froid. According to Le Monde (national news paper), this
"reflects the plight of people who are allergic to electromagnetic
waves. The list of symptoms is long: headache, joint and muscle pain,
insomnia, tinnitus, blurred vision, memory loss, nausea, depression
... ". The Hautes-Alpes are not chosen at random. A Saint Julien en
Beauchene, the field of Chartreuse is indeed seen as a white area ...
Two women fled in 2011 to a high-alpine cave ...

Sylvie
 
 
 
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Are You Allergic to Rain?

Research shows an association between thunderstorm activity and worsening of allergy and asthma symptoms.
 
 
 
Comment
 
Another plausible explanation may be that the rain and resulting moisture is worsening ground electrical currents and that cell phones masts are increasing their power levels to pass signals through the rain and humidity, exposing people to higher radiation levels and causing allergic reactions. 
 
 
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1992 Swedish Evidence of EMFs Causing Cancer
 
The English edition of Forskning & Praktik number 7/1992 published by The Swedish National Institute of Occupational Health  was devoted to 'New Evidence of Cancer from Electromagnetic Fields'. Scientific support for this evidence was from Professor Anders Ahlbom, an epidemiologist at the Institute of Environmental Medicine at the Karolinska Institute with further scientific support provided by a study made by Dr Birgitta Floderus of the National Institute of Occupational Health's Division of Neuromedicine. Professor Bengt Knave, the division's director regards the study as strong support indeed. The study covered 1632 persons all living in central Sweden. Of these, 1121 made up the control group, 250 were leukemia cases and 261 brain tumor cases.  
The research showed power lines increase cancer risk for children and explained how electromagnetic fields enhance the cancer process.
Rob
 
 
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Les électrosensibles

Swiss Hebdo photographs.
 
 
 
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BC Smart Meter Fires

I have written a report to refute Bill Bennett's and BC Hydro's statements claiming no smart meter fires have occurred in BC. The evidence I have in the report is just the tip of the iceberg – with many "suspicious" fires yet to research. Alarmingly many fires, although attributed to "electrical/mechanical" are listed as having causes "undetermined."

Please share this information. A technical report will follow soon – it will apply to smart meters across Canada and perhaps the US.

http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/TruthAboutFiresExecutiveSummary.pdf

http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/TruthAboutFires-TheReport.pdf

Sharon
 
 
 
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'Use of cell phones increases cancer risk'

In fact now the evidence is sufficient to consider cell phone radiation as a probable carcinogen – Group 2A in IARC's scale of carcinogenicity.
 
 
 
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Dean of Brain Cancer Surgery Weighs In: Children Face the Highest Health Risk From Cell Phones

 
 
 

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