Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The EMR Policy Institute joins calls / More IARC Conflicts etc

W.E.E.P. News

Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution News 

26 May 2011


from the International EMF Alliance (IEMFA), the UK's Powerwatch, and scientists from around the world for postponement of the World Health Organization's (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) meeting scheduled to begin May 24th, in Lyon, France.
More IARC Conflicts

IARC presented more conflicts of interests of scientists who decide whether non ionizing radiation is carcinogenic or not. 

Who holds the keys of public knowledge, is more influencial than the knowledge itself:

René de Seze received significant research support (more than 100.000€, ceased in 2009) from Fondation  Santé et Radiofréquences, a research foundation created under the leadership of the French Ministry of Research  and with public interest status. Half of the budget is State funded, the other half is provided by industry. The  Foundation's independence and the transparency of its operations are guaranteed by its Ethics Charter. In 2009,  René de Seze has prepared a report for a plaintiff's lawyer on the association between radiofrequency fields and  brain cancer.

Meike Mevissen receives research funding for gene-pathway effects of radiofrequency EMF from Forschungsstiftung Mobilfunk, a non-profit-making research foundation at the ETH Zürich. Neither industry,  nor NGOs are represented on the Scientific Board of the Foundation.

Luc Verschaeve's research institute received a small research grant (less than 5.000€, ceased in March 2011)  from the GSM Operators Forum on environmental effects of mobile phone base stations.

Anders Ahlbom served (until May 2011) on the Board of Directors of Gunnar Ahlbom AB, a consulting firm  in the domains of EU affairs, especially within telecommunications.

Niels Kuster is Director and Board member of the non-profit IT'IS Foundation that performs exposure

assessments for industry and governments and he is President of the Board and shareholder of Near-Field  Technology AG, a holding controlling the two companies SPEAG and ZMT that are active in development of  near-field measurement instruments, simulation software and medical test equipment.

Joe Elder is self-employed as a RF Bioeffects Consultant. He was employed by Motorola (until 2009) and his  wife holds stocks from Motorola. His participation as an Observer in this IARC Monographs meeting is  sponsored by the Mobile Manufacturers Forum representing manufacturers of mobile and wireless  communication devices and the network infrastructure that supports them.

Jack Rowley is employed by the GSM Association whose member companies use RF to deliver

communication services. He has represented the GSM Association in government inquiries in North America  and at workshops organized by the European Commission and national authorities. His participation as an  Observer in this IARC Monographs meeting is sponsored by the GSM Association.

Mays Swicord worked as a consultant for Motorola (until 2008). His participation as an Observer in this IARC  Monographs meeting is sponsored by the CTIA – The Wireless Association.

Even More

Quote Microwave News:

As shown in Table 2, Vijayalaxmi is the lead author on seven of the microwave-genotox papers. All were funded by the U.S. Air Force, Motorola or a combination of the two.

Last year, while she was still an associate editor at Radiation Research (she stepped down soon afterwards), Vijayalaxmi together with Sheila Johnston, a long-time consultant to the mobile phone industry based in London, launched an aggressive assault against Lai and Singh and their work on genotoxicity. In an e-mail accompanying their analysis of Lai–Singh's research, Johnston wrote: "Lai's science has failed CONCLUSIVELY" [her emphasis]. The Vijayalaxmi–Johnston rant was so amateurishly written that it was largely ignored. What's harder to forget is the virulence of their attack. "They are not scientific statements," Singh told us at the time, "they are personal attacks. They do not want to solve problems, they want to eliminate us.

EHS Testimonial / Survey
I already sent out requests for information about you or your friends who might be electrosensitive. The response has been wonderful and most appreciated.
Attached is an official request that will be circulated to those outside our groups. Please feel free to give it to those who might want to participate. The more people with EHS about whom information can be obtained the stronger our argument will be.
Many thanks,
Sharon Noble
Europe wants to ban wifi and mobiles from schools

If the idea gains traction in Europe it will almost certainly have a trickle down effect in Australia. According to Sweeney Research 87 per cent of Australian children aged four to 16 now either own or have access to a mobile phone – and wifi networks ...
Public Utilities Commission approves smart meter opt-out

"The smart meter still has a switching mechanism power supply that converts high voltage to low voltage, creating high frequency spikes, (called) dirty electricity throughout the wiring in the whole home," she said.

Boxer-Cook has called the spikes biologically damaging, and homeowners who have had smart meters installed have complained of headaches, insomnia, heart palpitations and nausea, she said.

GM food toxins found in the blood of 93% of unborn babies

Mast Sanity
Biological Effects

What is of interest here is that a patent has been applied for to actually implement the technology:

US Patent 6506148 – Nervous system manipulation by electromagnetic fields from monitors

 Which, of course, proves our contention that there is a biological effect and, further, that it can be controlled.

Kind regards,

John Weigel







Task force creates subcommittees to examine cell tower
BY BERNADETTE MARCINIAK The committee formed to assess the health and aesthetic impacts of the new Saddle River cellphone tower had its first meeting on May 11, with all parties finding positive progress in hope of someday reaching amicable solution ...   expressing relief that the tower wouldn't emit radiation while school was in session






City gives community a role in deciding where new cellphone towers are built

Peterborough Examiner
But several council members pointed out that even if the city takes an active role in ensuring there's public consultation, Industry Canada, not the city, approves the applications for new cellphone tower locations. Coun. Dean Pappas commented that ...








City Council to Talk Cell Tower Ordinance Update
The Calabasas City Council at its Wednesday meeting will discuss drafting a new version of the ordinance that regulates the placement of cell phone towers in the community. Since last fall, several city commissions have worked to make 20 ...



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