Saturday, April 9, 2011

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9 April 2011

Till Alla!/Dear All,

Mer att läsa:/More to read:

Hallberg Ö, Johansson O, "Increasing melanoma – too many skin damages or too few repairs?", 3/4 2011,

Mvh/Best regards



(Olle Johansson, assoc. prof.
The Experimental Dermatology Unit
Department of Neuroscience
Karolinska Institute
171 77 Stockholm

Maria Minna is circulating a petition to amend SC 6 etc. This is a House petition, which means signatures must be real, not internet signed. The site allows printing of the petition. I propose we take petitions everywhere, to public meetings with politicians, etc. and forward to everyone we know. Of course, Minna will only be able to present it if she is re-elected, but I propose we circulate and if she is not able to present it, hopefully someone else will.

Sharon Noble


Nuclear's green cheerleaders forget Chernobyl at our peril Pundits who downplay the risks of radiation are ignoring the casualities of the past.

Fukushima's meltdown may be worse

John Vidal
Friday 1 April 2011

Every day there are more setbacks to solving the Japanese nuclear crisis and it's pretty clear that the industry and governments are telling us little; have no idea how long it will take to control; or what the real risk of cumulative contamination may be.

The authorities reassure us by saying there is no immediate danger and a few absolutist environmentalists obsessed with nuclear power because of the urgency to limit emissions repeat the industry mantra that only a few people died at Chernobyl ­ the worst nuclear accident in history. Those who disagree are smeared and put in the same camp as climate change deniers.

I prefer the words of Alexey Yablokov, member of the Russian academy of sciences, and adviser to President Gorbachev at the time of Chernobyl: "When you hear 'no immediate danger' [from nuclear radiation] then you should run away as far and as fast as you can."

Five years ago I visited the still highly contaminated areas of Ukraine and the Belarus border where much of the radioactive plume from Chernobyl descended on 26 April 1986. I challenge chief scientist John Beddington and environmentalists like George Monbiot or any of the pundits now downplaying the risks of radiation to talk to the doctors, the scientists, the mothers, children and villagers who have been left with the consequences of a major nuclear accident.

It was grim. We went from hospital to hospital and from one contaminated village to another. We found deformed and genetically mutated babies in the wards; pitifully sick children in the homes; adolescents with stunted growth and dwarf torsos; foetuses without thighs or fingers and villagers who told us every member of their family was sick.

This was 20 years after the accident but we heard of many unusual clusters of people with rare bone cancers. One doctor, in tears, told us that one in three pregnancies in some places was malformed and that she was overwhelmed by people with immune and endocrine system disorders. Others said they still saw caesium and strontium in the breast milk of mothers living far from the areas thought to be most affected, and significant radiation still in the food chain. Villages testified that "the Chernobyl necklace" ­ thyroid cancer ­ was so common as to be unremarkable; many showed signs of accelerated ageing.

The doctors and scientists who have dealt directly with the catastrophe said that the UN International Atomic Energy Agency's "official" toll, through its Chernobyl Forum, of 50 dead and perhaps 4,000 eventual fatalities was insulting and grossly simplistic. The Ukrainian Scientific Centre for Radiation, which estimated that infant mortality increased 20 to 30% after the accident, said their data had not been accepted by the UN because it had not been published in a major scientific journal.

Konstantin Tatuyan, one of the "liquidators" who had helped clean up the plant, told us that nearly all his colleagues had died or had cancers of one sort or another, but that no one had ever asked him for evidence. There was burning resentment at the way the UN, the industry and ill-informed pundits had played down the catastrophe.

While there have been thousands of east European studies into the health effects of radiation from Chernobyl, only a very few have been accepted by the UN, and there have been just a handful of international studies trying to gauge an overall figure.

They range from the UN's Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation study (57 direct deaths and 4,000 cancers expected) to the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), who estimated that more than 10,000 people had been affected by thyroid cancer alone and a further 50,000 cases could be expected.

Moving up the scale, a 2006 report for Green MEPs suggested up to 60,000 possible deaths; Greenpeace took the evidence of 52 scientists and estimated the deaths and illnesses to be 93,000 terminal cancers already and perhaps 140,000 more in time. Using other data, the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences declared in 2006 that 212,000 people had died as a direct consequence of Chernobyl.

At the end of 2006, Yablokov and two colleagues, factoring in the worldwide drop in births and increase in cancers seen after the accident, estimated in a study published in the annals of the New York Academy of Sciences that 985,000 people had so far died and the environment had been devastated.

Their findings were met with almost complete silence by the World Health Organisation and the industry.

So who can we trust when the estimates swing so wildly? Should we believe the empirical evidence of the doctors; or governments and industrialists backed by their PR companies?

So politicised has nuclear energy become, that you can now pick and choose your data, rubbish your opponents, and ignore anything you do not like. The fact is we may never know the truth about Chernobyl because the records are lost, thousands of people from 24 countries who cleaned up the site have dispersed across the vast former Soviet Union, and many people have died.

Fukushima is not Chernobyl, but it is potentially worse. It is a multiple reactor catastrophe happening within 150 miles of a metropolis of 30 million people. If it happened at Sellafield, there would be panic in every major city in Britain. We still don't know the final outcome but to hear experts claiming that nuclear radiation is not that serious, or that this accident proves the need for nuclear power, is nothing short of disgraceful.

Mast Sanity


Opinion: Smart meter plan may not be so smart

Vancouver Sun

By Stephen Hume, Vancouver Sun April 3, 2011 8:06 PM

This time last year it was full throttle for BC Hydro's scheme to install 1.8 million smart meters across the province. Now it's stalled on thorny questions about cost and benefit that rightly make ...


The "Smart" Meters Cometh

The "Smart" Meters Cometh, Tiered pricing, higher prices.



East County Magazine

What was done to protect and inform the public about health and other risks ... the exact frequencies emitted and microwave/wi-fi/rf radiation of this type ...


March 2011 - Science Update

The following is a quick summary of another fifteen papers that have come out over the last few months related to effects of electromagnetic radiation. Some of the papers are notable papers that have been published very recently, others are papers that were published a few months ago that have not yet made it to one of the Science Updates.

Click here for the full news story


Are secret US army tests to blame for TV presenters speaking utter gibberish?

Daily Mail

Brian Stein, chief executive of a British high-tech food company, is one of many who suffers from 'electrosensitivity', reacting badly to the electromagnetic radiation (known as electrosmog) given off by electricity systems and appliances. ...


New Smart Meters Aren't So Smart: The Utility Company's Silent Killer

Susan Brinchman: "Smart meters ... are harmful to all biological beings, and may interfere with the food chain." I am writing as the Founder and Director of the American Coalition Against Smart Meters and Smart Meter Dangers, to ask if your ...


The Tyee – Smart Meters, Boondoggle in the Making

By Will McMartin

Before even a single one of the new devices is installed, smart meters are doomed to fail.

They'll never achieve the stated objective of the BC Liberal government, which is to cut consumers' use of electricity. ...


Vacaville Christian Schools' students to get iPads

Christians (children) To The Slaughter

( I hope that for the children's sake, the first thing that they study is: 'The health Effects of Electromagnetic Radiation'. Maybe then, somebody will come to their senses and get rid of dangerous wireless devices from the classroom and school grounds! )

Martin Weatherall


The computers, which can be leased from the school, are equipped with Wi Fi and 3G technology. To boost Wi Fi access, the only type of Internet access available to students during school hours, a wireless tower will be erected on the campus' football ...


The truth about mobile phone radiation

ABC Online

DEVRA DAVIS: Well, actually the World Health Organisation has said that low level electromagnetic fields are a suspect cause of cancer in humans. The International Agency for Research on Cancer, and in May they're going to be reviewing the evidence on ...


Opponents want city council to hang up on new cellphone towers in Peterborough

Peterborough Examiner

"When we are told there is no evidence that electromagnetic fields cause any biological effects, that they are not harmful to our health, we are being lied to," she said. "We are changing the electromagnet signature of the Earth. ...

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