Thursday, April 29, 2010

Very important health warning / BRAG / New York Wi-Fi / War on health / Government must inform / Believe? / Mast locator/ Menace is growing

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29 April 2010

Very important health warning from Dr. Santosh Kesari, Director of Neuro-Oncology at the Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego.  See the video -

Can cell phones really cause brain tumors?


Each Wednesday during Good Morning San Diego, KUSI provides the latest research, advice, and health information.

These days almost everybody has a cell phone. The technology has been around for nearly 30 years, and after numerous studies there's growing evidence that people who use their cell phones frequently and over a long period of time could increase their risk of developing a brain tumor. Dr. Santosh Kesari, Director of Neuro-Oncology at the Moores Cancer Center at UC San Diego, joined us with the latest findings, and to tell us about a clinic here in San Diego that's helping to treat brain tumors.



"The BRAG™ Antenna Ranking of Schools"

April 26, 2010 05:30 AM Pacific Daylight Time

New Report Recommends FCC Require Minimum 1,500 Feet Setbacks for Wireless Infrastructure near Schools

WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A new report, "The BRAG™ Antenna Ranking of Schools" ('BRAG™ Ranking'), will be unveiled Wednesday by Professor Magda Havas, PhD of Trent University, Canada, along with Citizens for Health,, EMR Policy Institute and Moms for Safe Wireless. Media Teleconference Wednesday, April 28th - 10:00 a.m. Eastern.

The BRAG™ Ranking report recommends schools, school districts, municipalities and states call upon the FCC for a ruling that requires a 1,500 feet setback for any/all wireless infrastructure near schools.

The BRAG™ Ranking is the result of a multi-year study of school children's potential exposure to cell phone antennas and base stations in U.S. state capitols. Exposure metrics for approximately 6,000 public and private schools were ass...

Read the full news release on


Cable companies join to offer free New York Wi-Fi

Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:11pm EDT
NEW YORK, April 15 (Reuters) - Customers of Comcast Corp (CMCSA.O), Time Warner Cable Inc (TWC.N) and Cablevision Systems Corp (CVC.N) will soon be able to use their Wi-Fi-enabled devices in the New York metropolitan area even if they're out of range from their local cable company.

The three companies said on Thursday that they had reached an agreement to allow their respective high-speed Internet customers to roam freely across each of their Wi-Fi networks with devices like laptop computers and Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) iPad.

The cable companies have been building out free Wi-Fi services for their customers across their respective regions at locations like major train stations and public parks.

Customers can access all three Wi-Fi services and sign on to their own provider's network.

By offering free Wi-Fi as part of their fixed-line Internet service, the cable companies hope they can beat back competition from paid-for wireless Internet services from phone companies like AT&T Inc (T.N) and Verizon Communications (VZ.N).

All three cable companies jointly cover most of the New York City metropolitan area, including parts of New Jersey. (Reporting by Yinka Adegoke; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn)

(Pretty stupid eh?  Why risk profitable companies to give away a dangerous product that they may get sued over at a later date?)


War on health effects of wireless devices waged in capital

By BRYN WEESE, Parliamentary Bureau

OTTAWA — A battle is brewing on Parliament Hill over whether mobile phones, wi-fi networks and cell towers emit too many harmful microwaves.

Industry officials say they don't and argue the scientific community is behind them, but a fledging Montreal-based group, Save our Children from Microwaves, say they have science on their side, too.

Both sides — which vehemently discredit each others' science — are testifying at the Parliamentary Health Committee this week.

Former New Brunswick Premier Bernard Lord, who now heads up the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association, said the industry is "fully compliant" with Health Canada's regulations, and the science that supports the industry is independent.

"We know there is scientific, peer-reviewed studies done around the world and they all come to the same conclusion. The standards that are set ensure the devices are safe," Lord said. "There's no credible study that has come to the conclusion that there is a risk to human health."

But Francois Therrien, a spokesman for the wireless wary, has said that sounds suspiciously like the tobacco industry in years past.

"The industry says 'we are waiting to have the proof of the link between the microwaves and illness,'" Therrien said Tuesday. "It's too late. We don't need this proof. The reality is people are sick when they are in the presence of microwave (emitting devices)."

He said symptoms of electro-hypersensitivity include: fatigue, headaches, memory loss, skin problems, dizziness, and loss of appetite, among others.

Industry Minister Tony Clement said the regulations are based on the "latest science," and a spokeswoman for Health Canada said as long as exposure complies with its limits, "the department has no scientific reason to consider exposure to low-level radiofrequency fields, such as those from cell towers, dangerous to the public."

The Health Committee will hear from more witnesses on the issue Thursday.


Government must inform us of cell phone risk

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A huge, 30-year study called COSMOS has been launched in Europe to determine whether cell phones cause cancer and other health problems. Meanwhile, policymakers in Sacramento are considering legislation to ensure people know how much radiation their cell phones emit. The wireless industry vigorously opposes such legislation. It argues that its phones comply with regulations, and there is no consensus about risks so people don't need to know this. Our research review published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology found alarming results to the contrary.

We reviewed 23 case-control studies that examined tumor risk due to cell phone use. Although as a whole the data varied, among the 10 higher quality studies, we found a harmful association between phone use and tumor risk. The lower quality studies, which failed to meet scientific best practices, were primarily industry funded.

The 13 studies that investigated cell phone use for 10 or more years found a significant harmful association with tumor risk, especially for brain tumors, giving us ample reason for concern about long-term use.

Do federal regulations adequately protect the public? The 1996 Federal Communications Commission regulations are based upon the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR), a measure of heat generated by six minutes of cell phone exposure in an artificial model that represents a 200-pound man's brain. Although every cell phone model has a SAR, the industry doesn't make it easy to find it. Moreover, children, and adults who weigh less than 200 pounds, are exposed to more radiation than our government deems "safe."

It is time to revamp the FCC regulations. Laboratory scientists have found harmful effects from cell phones that emit less radiation than the FCC standard. Moreover, some scientists believe that cell phones' heat transfer is not what we should fear. These researchers have found that variation in the frequencies emitted by cell phones may be hazardous.

We should address this issue proactively even if we do not fully understand its magnitude. Our government has faced similar public health threats in the past. In 1965, although there was no scientific consensus about the harmful effects of cigarettes, Congress required a precautionary warning label on cigarette packages: "Cigarette Smoking May Be Hazardous to Your Health." More specific warnings were not required until 1984: "Smoking Causes Lung Cancer, Heart Disease, Emphysema, And May Complicate Pregnancy."

Should we have waited 19 years until absolutely certain before we informed the public about these risks?

Although more research on cell phone radiation is needed, we cannot afford to wait. There are 285 million cell phones in use in this country, and two-thirds of children over the age of seven use them. Manufacturers bury the SAR within their owner's manuals, along with safety instructions to keep your phone up to an inch away from your body.

Nine nations have issued precautionary warnings. It is time for our government to require health warnings and publicize simple steps to reduce the health risks of cell phone use.

Joel M. Moskowitz is director of the Center for Family and Community Health in UC Berkeley's School of Public Health. Diana McDonnell and Gene Kazinets collaborated on this commentary and the research review. To see five ways to use your cell phone safely, go to

This article appeared on page A - 14 of the San Francisco Chronicle

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Can you believe this?

Dear NaturalNews readers,

New technology revealed in a U.S. Senate Committee this week would allow Big Brother to monitor your compliance with Big Pharma's drugs and even remotely administer drugs into your bloodstream from a government-run control panel in Washington D.C.

This isn't science fiction, folks: It's technology that exists right now. U.S. Senator Ron Wyden is quoted in this story talking about it:

Best Regards,
Rob Metzinger
Safe Living Technologies Inc.
Tel: (519) 240-8735


Canadian Cellular Towers Map

Canadian cell phone mast locator map,

Note - this is a private site not usually up to date with all masts.


Tubli phone towers menace is growing

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Waves from mobile phone towers evidently have the effect of constantly switching the body's natural electrical field.

Building biologists are judging the only truly safe area in homes to be the basement. Well, homes in Bahrain have no basement.

I wonder if Bahrain has building biologists who visit homes and test them for waves! I also wonder what the findings would be!

These towers expose the public to involuntary, chronic, cumulative radio frequency radiation. Reported health problems include headache, sleep disorders, memory impairment, nosebleed, increased heart rate, lower sperm count, impaired nervous system and increase in seizures. The list is endless.

I am almost certain that within three to five years there probably will be clusters of serious illnesses in Bahrain, be it Tubli or somewhere else.

This is one example of a headlong rush into technology before finding out whether it is safe.

Authorities across the world had maintained that asbestos, cigarettes, thalidomide and the blood supply were "safe", but which were later found to be harmful.

In the US, with a $40 billion-a-year industry at stake, you can bet that their studies are going to show whatever they want them to show.

I would like to ask the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, Health Ministry and other concerned authorities: what is the current standard for such radiation in Bahrain? We, the people, are entitled to know. It does not matter from which source the information comes from.

Another question is: what the department of licensing and inspections takes into account while granting these permits? Also, have environmental impact studies been carried out in Bahrain?

With regard to Elaine who wrote about her concerns regarding masts in her area (Mahooz), I understand her worries and discontent as she lives near such a tower. I hope that she has reported the symptoms she is experiencing to a hospital.

We should not be forced to act like guinea pigs for the next 20 years. In short, we are the experiment for health effects.

If it ever happens, and I hope it will not, - the mobile phone tower in front of my house on Road 1122 is activated - then my days hanging out in the garden in the evenings with a cup of tea will be over for good for the simple reason that I don't want to be cooked in the same manner that a microwave oven works. Of course, the owner of that building lives elsewhere.

By the way, there are more such towers in Tubli than I initially reported. I have seen another somewhere behind the Tubli treatment plant, and on my trip to Old Tubli, I saw more than the four I reported.

A concerned New Tubli resident

Submitted by Robert

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