Saturday, March 22, 2014

WEEP News / Cell Phone Usage and Erectile Dysfunction / Russians find EMF worrisome / ADD / The invisible web / Electricity Messing up Cells / Case Studies / Cell Bill / Pall & Dart / Resolution etc.

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The Canadian initiative to stop Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution

22 March 2014

There may be a Relation between Cell Phone Usage and Erectile Dysfunction
March 18  2014

Cell phone usage and erectile function

Al-Ali BM, Patzak J, Fischereder K, Pummer K, Shamloul R. Cell phone usage and erectile function. Central European Journal of Urology. 2013;66(1):75-7. doi: 10.5173/ceju.2013.01.art23. Epub 2013 Apr 26.


INTRODUCTION: The objective of this pilot study was to report our experience concerning the effects of cell phone usage on erectile function (EF) in men.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: We recruited 20 consecutive men complaining of erectile dysfunction (ED) for at least six months (Group A), and another group of 10 healthy men with no complaints of ED (Group B). Anamnesis, basic laboratory investigations, and clinical examinations were performed. All men completed the German version of the Sexual Health Inventory for Men (SHIM) for evaluation of the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF), as well as another questionnaire designed by our clinicians that assessed cell phone usage habits.

RESULTS: There was no significant difference between both groups regarding age, weight, height, and total testosterone (Table 1). The SHIM scores of Group A were significantly lower than that of Group B, 11.2 ±5 and 24.2 ±2.3, respectively. Total time spent talking on the cell phone per week was not significantly higher in Group A over B, 17.6 ±11.1 vs. 12.5 ±7 hours. Men with ED were found to carry their 'switched on' cell phones for a significantly longer time than those without ED, 4.4 ±3.6 vs. 1.8 ±1 hours per day.

CONCLUSIONS: We found a potential correlation with cell phone usage and a negative impact on EF. Further large-scale studies confirming our initial data and exploring the mechanisms involved in this phenomenon are recommended.


Hundreds of millions of men around the globe use a cell phone on daily basis. This extensive and regular exposure to EMW carries many potential health hazards that were investigated in the medical literature. However, there was no strong evidence to prove the detrimental effects of cell phone usage. Nevertheless, caution should be taken when using such devices.

We had previously reported in a large study on male infertility that cell phone usage may negatively impact semen parameters in men [15]. That study confirmed earlier reports suggesting an increased potential for harmful effects on male fertility due to cell phone usage [8, 09, 10]. Davoudi et al. [16] found that using GSM phones for 6 h/day for five days decreased the rapid progressive motility of human sperms. Our group showed reduction in the semen quality of men using cell phones; including sperm motility and morphology. We concluded that, "It seems that exposure to EMW through cell phones does not affect the total sperm count, which may indicate that certain testicular functions are still preserved" [15].

This prospective pilot study showed that there may be a relation between cell phone usage and ED, which is indicated by the following results of this study: men with ED use their cell phones longer than men without ED, men who have ED carry their switched on cell phones significantly longer than men who do not have ED, and the effect of cell phone usage on total testosterone levels is not significant.

Our study showed the total time of exposure to the EMW of the cell phone is much more important than the relatively short duration of intense exposure during making cellular phone calls.

In our previous study we reported that serum total testosterone levels may be impaired in men with infertility and in those using cell phones [15]. However, in the current study we could not find the same link, which may be due to the small sample size of patients and healthy controls included.

Our results are preliminary and have several limitations. One limitation is a small number of patients and, therefore, larger studies are needed to confirm our initial report.


There may be a relation between cell phone usage and erectile function. Further larger studies are recommended to confirm our findings


Cell phone history questions:

  1. How many hours a week do you talk over the cell phone?
  2. How many hours per day do you hold the cell phone in standby position?
  3. Do you daily use other devices that emit radio–waves like blue tooth or laptops? yes or no.
  4. Does your work expose you to radio–waves or irradiation of any kind? If yes, details?

Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Family and Community Health
School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley


Russians find electromagnetic radiation increasingly worrisome

MOSCOW, March 11. /ITAR-TASS/. A resident of the Moscow Region, Nikolai Lesnikov, has won a lawsuit he had filed a while ago demanding the removal of the cell phone tower that had been put up just 20 meters away from his home. Ever more Russians these days come to understand the risks the electromagnetic pollution of the environment is fraught with. However, no national program for studying and preventing this danger exists yet.
Russia Radiation Guidlines are ONE HUNDRED TIMES LESS THAN CANADA, yet still they suffer!

Medication Use Is Rising for Adults With Attention Disorder

The number of young American adults taking medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder nearly doubled from 2008 to 2012, according to a report to be released Wednesday by the nation's largest prescription drug manager.

The drug manager, Express Scripts, which processes prescriptions for 90 million Americans, also found that almost one in 10 adolescent boys were taking medications for the disorder, usually stimulants such as Adderall or Concerta.

Some experts said the report provided the clearest evidence to date that the disorder is being diagnosed and treated with medication in children far beyond reasonable rates, and that steeply rising diagnoses among adults might portend similar problems. These drugs can temper hallmark symptoms like severe inattention and hyperactivity but also carry risks like sleep deprivation, appetite suppression and, more rarely, addiction and hallucinations.

Another very serious sign that wireless radiation is affecting the health of millions!
How should we understand the invisible web that connects our digital devices?

A week-long series about digital communication devices and way they influence our health and private and public space.

Electricity Messing up Cell Movement

UC Berkeley Watch: Scientists 'herd' cells in new approach to tissue engineering.

Sometimes it only takes a quick jolt of electricity to get a swarm of cells moving in the right direction.


Wireless Smart Meter Case Studies

Passed by the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Environmental Medicine October 23, 2013

The Cell Phone Warning Label Bill
I just received a phone call from Rep. Andrea Boland of Maine who said the cell phone warning label bill we have been working so hard on for the passed few years just past the house by a landslide and will go to vote on the senate floor either this week or next.  She wanted me to extend her heartfelt thanks to all who have contributed in some way to the passage of this is not over yet, but this is a good sign that the bill may pass the senate.  If it passes, this would be the first cell phone warning label bill to pass at the state level in the US.  The votes were approx. 80 to 50 in favor of the bill.  More news on this soon.

With gratitude and hope,
Rep. Andrea Boland (D) Maine and
Liz Barris, Director
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Wireless Industry Kills Cell Phone Radiation Bill

After landslide votes in both the house (83-56 in favor) and senate (21-14 in favor) of LD 1013, The Wireless Information Act's historic passage was reversed, thanks to fast, furious and aggressive lobbying by the wireless industry, who filled the halls of the State House yesterday to ensure the bills failure to be enacted, which required a final vote in the House. In a 77 - 60 vote, the bill was reversed that morning. 

The wireless industry's influence on possible health notification risks of their products has haunted the bill's ability to pass from it's inception nearly 5 years ago.

This year, Representative Barry Hobbins, former AT@T attorney, sat as House Chair of the Energy, Utility and Technology Committee, where the bill was heard. Rep. Hobbins is well known to favor of the industry's position. Despite Rep. Hobbins and attorney General Janet Mills efforts to quash the bill, it miraculously passed out of the committee with a 6-6 vote. "I think it's about money in politics," says Rep. Andrea Boland, author of the bill.

Rep. Boland summarized as saying, "The issue was transparency and accountability. The industry fought to not let the public know what was in their manuals regarding RF radiation exposure. All manuals tell users to keep the phones at a distance from their heads and bodies but this industry won't say openly not to hold devices against head and body. The industry was arguing against transparency and accountability and scaring off the legislators who had formally voted for it. It is deceitful."

Risk Management Magazine...

"...manufacturers have been held liable where their warnings were deemed not conspicuous enough."

Rep. Boland's own Democratic leadership worked against this bill.
"Maybe they are really proud of their votes against transparency. They had proposed to kill the bill without taking a vote so that their votes would not become public record," says Rep. Boland. Below is the link to see who voted that way. A NO vote in this case is a vote in FAVOR allowing the bill to go to vote and a YES vote in this case would be a vote to hide their no votes from public record.

"These are the people who voted against letting the public know where to find information on reducing RF radiation exposure," says Rep. Boland. "We may have lost this battle, but we will win this war. We're winning in that we see who the people are that do not want transparency and how the political/money game works out against public health," says Rep. Boland. "We're building a future of greater disease and insuring the opportunity for far greater health problems, burgeoning medical costs and heartbreak in families when the brain tumors, Alzheimer's, vision problems, reproductive problems, other cancers and other illnesses that studies have been shown to be a risk and show up in otherwise healthy people."


"With other countries like Belgium and soon France passing legislation to restrict children from buying cell phones or the wireless industry advertising to them, the fact that we are having so much difficulty even putting a mere warning to check the user manual for radiation exposure info, is indicative of the enormity of the industry influence and corrution here in the US, even in a little state like Maine," said Liz Barris, director of American Association for Cell Phone Safety. 


Rep. Andrea Boland 207-324-4459
Liz Barris 310-455-7530


Dr. Martin Pall & Dr. Paul Dart Address Oregon State Legislature Health Committee Feb. 24

The presentation begins around 8 minutes in:

meeting announcement:

Follow Up Comment from State Rep: Keny-Guyer:

".......Your info session went better than I could have ever predicted. Even people who had been skeptical told me how it was the first time they started to take this seriously. Sen. Laurie Monnes Anderson, chair of the Senate Health Com, told Sandy (Health Com administrator for both House and Senate Health Committees) that she caught some of it on her TV and wants a similar session for the Senate Health Committee during one of our interim days before the 2015 session!"
A Rigorous Resolution on Smart Meters Adopted by the City of Laval !
On 2014-03-11 at 10:51 , Laval Refuse <> wrote: (Google Translation)

Press release
For Immediate Release

Laval, Mar. 11, 2014

* A rigorous resolution on smart meters adopted by the City of Laval !
* Full text of the resolution below.

Last night at the meeting of the city council of Laval, the applause from all corners of the boardroom following the announcement of a resolution on smart meters, prepared and presented by Mr. Raynald Adams, executive board member of the city. This resolution gives concrete efforts Laval Refuse , citizen mobilization group opposed to the installation of these meters . The two co -founders of Laval Refuse , Francine Lajoie and Véronique Riopel, describe the resolution of " precise, detailed and unprecedented scope ."

This resolution expresses unequivocally the importance of the City of Laval grants municipalities the duty " to provide their citizens with a healthy local environment, especially in the place where they live ." It emphasizes the " very large scientific argument " that citizens have to support their position. The resolution also reflects the desire of the City of Laval to see that its citizens are respected asking the Quebec government to "condemn the zeal of installers issuers ' s Hydro -Québec meters ."

Francine Lajoie and Véronique Riopel admit very grateful to the elected Laval due to the fact that they have agreed to seriously address the issue of smart meters and chose to act quickly in the best interest of the Laval population. Laval residents can be proud of !
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Contacts for additional information:
Francine Lajoie and Véronique Riopel
Co-founders of Laval Refuse
(514) 951-7419


WHEREAS Hydro -Québec is a public corporation which all Quebecers are in fact shareholders;
WHEREAS Hydro -Québec decided, for increased profitability , implement its network transmitters meters called " new generation " which wirelessly transmit data on electricity consumption of households in Quebec ;
WHEREAS Hydro -Québec considers irreversible and inevitable passing of this new technology ;
WHEREAS Hydro -Québec has already installed its next-generation meters in 85 % of homes Laval ;
WHEREAS the citizens of Laval, through opposition movements , heard their representations and concerns about the effects of these new transmitters counters on their health ;
WHEREAS these Laval residents present in support of their position , a very large scientific argument from Quebec , other Canadian provinces and other countries ;
WHEREAS Hydro -Québec considers this argument as opinions rather than scientific evidence, without presenting arguments against ;
WHEREAS Hydro -Québec relies on the advice of public health authorities on the question of the effects of the new transmitters counters on the health of its customers and which authorities advocate the precautionary principle even if they are telling unable to confirm or deny the correlation between the radio frequencies emitted by the meters of new generation and symptoms assertions experience the people called " electro ";
WHEREAS the Régie de l'énergie du Québec has established a formal process that citizens must follow to signify their refusal to stay with them a transmitter counter;
WHEREAS said formal process established by the Régie de l'énergie is unknown to the public and that many citizens signify their opposition to the installation of transmitters counters by means that do not recognize Hydro -Québec or the Board of energy;
WHEREAS the confusion caused by this situation means that citizens of Laval, through opposition movements , complain about acts of apparent intimidation of people trying to install the Hydro meter transmitters Quebec ;
WHEREAS other citizens saw their meter replaced in their absence by an issuer or counter under pressure to counter a transmitter is installed at home, in some cases despite the fact that they have complied with the formal process of denying said transmitter counter ;
WHEREAS Cap Gemini , the company commissioned by Hydro -Québec to install its new meters is paid according to the number of meters installed , which may encourage some employees to show an exaggerated zeal ;
WHEREAS citizens who refuse to accept the installation of new transmitters counters are charged by Hydro -Québec costs as a result of this refusal, in accordance with the established by the Régie de l'énergie formal process ;
WHEREAS the adoption by the National Assembly, 30 May 2013 , a motion to the effect " That the National Assembly asked Hydro -Québec to evaluate other options so as not financially penalize customers who do not want smart meters , " which motion was seconded by the boards of other municipalities and boroughs;
WHEREAS municipal authorities have a duty to provide their citizens with a healthy local environment, including where they live;
WHEREAS , for all these reasons , the citizens of Laval asked the municipal officials to decide on the contentious issue of issuers meters called "smart" ;
It was moved by Raynald Adams
seconded by David De Cotis
and resolved:
The City of Laval asked the Quebec government and / or the Régie de l'énergie to require Hydro -Québec complies at all times and in every respect the process established for citizens to signify their rejection of the transmitter counter including requiring that notice be sent by registered mail to homes where the installation of a meter transmitter is considered.
The City of Laval asked the Quebec government to condemn the zeal of installers issuers ' s Hydro -Québec meters.
The City of Laval asked the Quebec government to require Hydro -Québec to be replaced by a non-emitting counter counter any issuer for which Hydro- Québec customer can demonstrate that it has been installed without his knowledge or not despite a duly served on Hydro -Québec refusal.
The City of Laval request the Government of Quebec, Hydro- Quebec and the public health authorities to disseminate all information available to them and to support or refute the correlation between issuers counters and health problems which people " electro " say they suffer .
THAT the avowed purpose of protecting the health of citizens of Ville de Laval request the authorities of the Quebec Public Health to formally comment on the validity or invalidity of the scientific arguments put forward by the movements opposition issuers meters;
The City of Laval endorse the resolution adopted by the National Assembly of Quebec and Hydro -Québec asks to put forward options that do not financially penalize those clients who do not want issuers counters.

CA woman says Gering 'smart meters' are impacting her elderly mother

Perez made pleas to the Gering city council Monday to offer her mother an option to opt-out of the smart meter and install an analog meter in its place.
She also is dealing with sticky blood syndrome, high blood pressure and several other things too.
All of her health problems started not long after the installation of the meters."
Allergic to electromagnetic signals, Americans settle in small West Virginia town where WiFi is banned
Dr. Laura Pressley and Captain Jerry Flynn discuss Smart Grid and Meters
Here is the powerful audio show I did with Jerry & Dr. Laura Pressley and Liz Barris 
IOActive warned in 2009 that smart meters were vulnerable to a computer worm attack that could cut off electricity to whole communities.

Kick out politicians who give students hazardous e-readers with unproven educational value

English translation Attached as a pdf
She has the Title of Doctor, Yet she thinks that Wi Fi is Safe!
Dr Katie Hall is developing was to transfer power without wires
In the home of the future, wireless energy will be as common as Wi-Fi internet, she believes
Hall assures that the magnetic fields used to transfer energy are "perfectly safe" -- in fact, they are the same kind of fields used in Wi-Fi routers.
Why is she ignoring all the research which shows that wireless radiation is very harmful?
Why reindeer steer clear of power lines

Although some humans may find power lines and pylons aesthetic eyesores, the huge flashes of UV light they emit are beyond the limits of human vision. However, to animals that can see in this visual range, power lines and pylons appear as "horrendous" structures sending "massive flashes across the sky", says Glen Jeffery, a neuroscientist at the Institute of Ophthalmology at University College London.

The magnetic field created by the electric blankets have the power enough to penetrate about 6-7 inches into human body. This exposure could prove very chronic if it goes for hours at a time. However, there are studies which link the use of electric blankets with miscarriages and childhood leukaemia. The unborn foetus is likely to be the most susceptible to this type of electromagnetic radiation.

This is a serious public health issue and I consider it the duty of every human being to spread the truth about the hazards of an electric blanket.


FCC Agents Trace Radio Interference to Doorbells, Videogames, Blankets

When Signals Interfere With Cell Towers or Radio Broadcasts, Agents Crack Down  

Why are owners prosecuted and not the manufacturers?

Thesis on the whole Microwave Radiation Issue
I've finally finished my thesis (in the form of a slide show presentation) on the whole microwave radiation issue - not just Smart Meters, which are only the latest iteration of hazardous wireless microwave-emitting devices.  See the link below. 

In the bigger picture, the more important issues - those against which we should all be fighting - are:
1) Who ultimately is responsible for today's extraordinarily high radiation levels in the USA, UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand - all of whom constitute the "Western Alliance" compared to the rest of the world? 
2) Who are the corrupt people and/or organizations in Canada who are not protecting us from this harmful radiation?
For those interested, I've asee my presentation and come to your own conclusions! 

Best regards,
Electro Sensitivity Legal Action
The Lakeshore Coalition have been working with an environmental law firm towards development of a Class Action Law Suit on behalf of persons who suffer Electro-sensitivity and Electro-hypersensitivity. 

In order to provide the lawyers with information concerning our case, we need to gather information which will provide the necessary representation of numbers of people who may be affected and to what degree they are affected by radio-frequency electromagnetic radiation from any source.

Please complete this questionaire and share the survey with friends and neighbours who may not be aware of this issue. 

The survey is attached.  Thank you for taking time to participate. 
Laureen Maurizo


British Columbia Resolution on the Proliferation of Electromagnetic Radiation 
Hydro smart meter has us 'by our electricity' 
BC Smart meter causes large increase in bills.
Look out for scientists' hidden links
How false scientific information can be spread
Mast Sanity
C4ST is now officially bilingual
Today we also launch our campaign for public consultation on Industry Canada's proposed updates to their antenna citing procedures CPC-2-0-03.
One tool for responding to Industry Canada is at:
Stupid Decision by Saudi Arabia?
7 Billion for smart meters.
Wheeler willing to fill every US clasroom with a 'Possible Carcinogen'.

To that end, says Wheeler, E-Rate should reduce spending on unpopular wired Ethernet, ramp up Wi-Fi coverage in classrooms, and then shift its focus

to hooking schools and libraries up to high-speed broadband.
What is wrong with those in Washington?  
Why do they not just read the scientific reports about the dangers of microwave radiation?
Bioeffects of Selected Nonlethal Weapons


U.S. Department of the Army, Feb 17, 1998

This 17-page report was de-classified and released to the public in December, 2006 due to a Freedom of Information Act request.

"This addendum to the "Nonlethal Technologies--Worldwide" (NGIC-1147-101-98) study addresses in summary, some of the most often asked questions of nonlethal weapons technology .. These results identify and validate some aspects of maturing nonlethal technologies ... including
  • Laser and other light phenomena.
  • Radiofrequency directed energy.
  • Aural bioeffects."

The document is interesting to read, particularly the section discussing pulsed EMR, since the military invested considerable funding over many years for research on EMR weapons development, there may be many more useful reports that have yet to be de-classified and released to the public.


Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Family and Community Health
School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley

Electromagnetic Radiation Safety


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