Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution News
1 March 2011
RADIO VATICAN GET OUT OF OUR LIVES !!!
IT IS IMMORAL AND NON CHRISTIAN THAT RADIO VATICAN IS CONTINUING ITS ACTIVITY AS IF NOTHING HAS HAPPENED.
EVERY TIME WE DISCOVER THAT THE LIMITS SET DOWN BY LAW ARE VIOLATED OR THAT OUR DAYLY LIVES ARE DISRUPTED IN ANY WE SHALL DOCUMENT THEM AND LODGE LEGAL COMPLAINTS AGAINST THE EXECUTIVES OF RADIO VATICAN.
Thursday February the 24th 2011 was an historical date for the ITALIAN JUSTICE: the supreme court of cassation dismissed the appeal of radio Vatican against the decision made on the 14th October 2009, issued by the court of appeal of the court of Rome and definitively condemned the broadcaster for the crime of "the casting of dangerous things" (art. 674 of the italian penal code).
Legal action will not be taken against the sole survivor and defendant, cardinal Roberto Tucci, because the crime has gone into prescription. However, the civil rights have been confirmed: economical compensation in favour of the plaintiffs and payment of the legal expenses.
The Cassation has therefore confirmed what was said in the sentence of the 14/10/2009, n.6492 " ... that the exposure and warning limits set down by all the special laws in merit have been exceeded. This has been not only confirmed by means of measurements made indicating levels above safety warning levels, but also by the knowledge of the fact by the Holy See, in fact, in July 2000 a bilateral committee between Holy See and Italian Republic was established in order to find a solution to the problems deriving from the intensity of the electromagnetic emission from the Vatican Radio station ... also the second requirement reported by the supreme court remains (the previous judgment sanctioned the applicability of art.674 of the criminal code to the case) ... interference with electrical appliances of common use as a result of the transmissions related to radio Vatican. As a consequence it is not evident that the fact does not exists or that the accused has not committed or that the fact does not constitute a crime, but having been proven these facts are the cause of the extinction in time towards the TUCCI must be declared with the consequent condemnation of the accused to pay compensation of expenses held by the plaintiff."
The Coordinating Authority of the Committees of northern Rome (Coordinamento dei Comitati di Roma Nord) point out that this judgment pronounced was the eighth pronouncement of numerous judges of various rank in regards to this matter having duration of more than 11 years.
During this time,in fact, there have been successively two proceedings in the court of first instance, two pronouncements of second degree and 4 sentences of the Court of Cassation have occurred, of which one of them in the area of criminal proceedings for multiple manslaughter, for which the judge of preliminary investigations of the Court of Rome, after the surprising and impressive results of the epidemiological investigation carried out in 5 years in the territory neighboring the installations, the 13th of November 2010 committed the procedural documents to the Prosecutor's office for the consequent decisions of the Prosecutor.
WE HERE SUMMARIZE THE RESULTS OF THE EPIDEMIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE COURT OF ROME:
Conclusions in the study of the death rate for leukemia at all ages: the risk factor up to 12 km distance from radio Vatican is 4.9 times higher than the expected value for distances beyond 12 km.
Conclusions in the study of the incidence of leukemia and lymphoma in children ranging between 0 to 14 years of age: the risk factor up to 12 km distance from radio Vatican is 4.1 to 4.7 times higher than the expected value for distances beyond 12 km and up to 6.9 times above expected when considering only children older than 1 year.
WE NOW QUOTE FROM THE REPORT OF THE EPIDEMIOLOGICAL INVESTIGATON OF THE COURT OF ROME:
"... the excess of risk is dramatically high ... the effect is very large and cannot be attributed to random cases ... . The results obtained are absolutely astounding ... we are not capable of finding a different cause if not that due to radio Vatican ... one cannot avoid thinking that something important has happened for the lives of those people, that can be explained due to other causes other than radio Vatican ... the results have to do with the dislocation in which these people have lived during their lives and these children have lived in their lifetime. â¦ . Such high levels of risk are found, in scientific literature, only in epidemiological studies relative to areas that have suffered the effects of an atomic explosion.".
|Radiation effect must be checked before 4G system is okayed|
|Israel||Created: 28 Feb 2011|
|Officials say upgrading infrastructure to for 4G cellular phones could increase use of such technologies and increase public's exposure to radiation.|
The Health and Environmental Protection ministries told the Communications Ministry on Sunday that they will oppose the expansion of cellular phone infrastructure to accommodate "fourth-generation" (4G) devices, at least until any health effects from the radiation are examined in depth.
The directors-general of the two ministries, Dr. Ronni Gamzu and Alona Schefer Caro, called on Communications Ministry Director-General Eden Bar-Tal to coordinate with them on the issue.
They wrote in an urgent letter that upgrading infrastructure to introduce fourth-generation cellular phones is liable to increase the use of such technologies and increase the public's exposure to cellular electromagnetic radiation.
Its effects on health "have not yet been adequately proven," Gamzu and Schefer Caro concluded, "thus the cautionary principle must be observed."
In telecommunications, 4G is a successor to 3G and 2G families of standards, and speed requirements set the maximum download speed at 100 Mbit/s for high mobility communications such as from trains and cars and 1 Gbit/s for low-mobility communication (such as pedestrians and stationary users).
A 4G system is meant to provide a comprehensive and secure broadband system for laptop computers' wireless modems, smart phones and other cellular devices and support ultra-broadband Internet access, gaming services, streamed multimedia and other services.
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|Source: Jerusalem Post, JUDY SIEGEL AND EHUD ZION WALDOKS, 28 Feb 2011|
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Santa Cruz County ground zero for SmartMeter opposition
Two weeks ago, Monterey resident Nina Beety was frustrated enough that she spent several thousands dollars to take out an ad in her local paper to raise an issue she thought not enough people knew about: Pacific Gas & Electric's SmartMeters. The responses were swift.
"My phone just went nuts," Beety said. "When I was on a call with one person, my phone was beeping with other people calling through." Beety is on the front lines of a grassroots resistance that found traction in Santa Cruz County, and could stall the Northern California rollout of a major national public policy initiative: A more advanced power grid that allows customers to reduce energy demands.
But the implication of Beety's and other activists arguments is even more profound: that our entire wired culture is dangerous to your health. If wifi-emitting SmartMeters are an issue, so are cell phones, coffeehouse wireless networks, baby monitors and even favorite local radio stations.
"I see it as a scandal," Beety said.
But is it?
There is a vast trove of research about wireless devices and their effects on human health, and the debate is rife with accusations of shoddy science or the multibillion-dollar wireless industry tilting the scientific scales. But neither the Federal Communications Commission nor the World Health Organization have sounded alarms, and many experts say the concern is overblown or inconclusive.
"There's no evidence to suggest they cause any harm," PG&E spokesman Paul Moreno said.
California energy regulators, not local governments, have authority over SmartMeters. But that didn't stop the Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors from voting to impose a moratorium here, where about 12 percent of homes have SmartMeters. Joining the county (and several Marin County locales), Watsonville and Capitola followed suit, with Monterey and Seaside to vote on bans this week.
While questions have been raised about privacy and the accuracy of the meters, the issue that touches nerves the most has to do with health. That makes the Central Coast ground zero in a political struggle that may or may not be based on a fiction - that wireless devices are harmful.
"There's a population in the coastal counties that's aware of issues of environmental health," said Scotts Valley resident Joshua Hart of the group StopSmartMeters! "It's raised people's hackles." Hart is convinced the meters pose a threat, ticking off analysis from surveys and studies. A skeptic of what he called "tinfoil-hat paranoia" at first, Hart is now an ardent PG&E critic, saying the company's story about the frequency and strength of SmartMeter wireless signals can't be trusted.
"It's like a gold rush to build out the wireless society, and there's a dark side to that," warned Hart, who added that PG&E could have done more to reduce energy use by sending customers clothespins, rather than installing SmartMeters.
While there is clear momentum behind the anti-SmartMeter forces, many local officials say their concerns aren't based on science: PG&E simply wasn't listening to its customers.
"It was really more a concern about process," said Santa Cruz County Supervisor Mark Stone. "People are concerned, and they're not getting a lot of answers." Many customers are rankled that PG&E won't let them opt out of a SmartMeter. However, that may change.
"We are evaluating that," PG&E spokesman Jeff Smith said.
In his stimulus package, President Obama included more than $4 billion to modernize the nation's power grid. Though PG&E's SmartMeters aren't funded by the stimulus, many other smart meter projects across the country are, and the technology is a critical part of the upgrade.
The advantage, PG&E says, is that the meters are able to track electricity usage throughout the day. With that information, PG&E can offer customer discounts for shifting their electricity usage from pricey peak hours to less expensive hours, reducing peak demand.
Here's the catch: The meters send information remotely, over a wireless network. So like any other wireless device, they have to meet FCC guidelines, which are based on the levels at which tissues heat up, causing behavioral changes in their subjects.
Focus on so-called "thermal effect" is the crux of the scientific dispute. Whether there is a "non-thermal" effect - and whether it poses a danger to humans - is disputed, despite claims of senstivity to electromagnetic frequencies, or EMF, with symptoms including headaches and restlessness.
"You're going to find people on both sides of the issue," said Robert Cleveland Jr., an electromagnetic frequencies expert who worked on FCC standards during his two decades with the agency. "Even scientists." But Cleveland, who has done consulting work with PG&E in the past, said his review of the data shows there is no proof that electromagnetic frequencies sensitivity even exists. Anecdotal evidence is not sufficient to revise scientific standards, he said.
"We're not saying these people don't have symptoms, but there's no evidence it's related to electromagnetic frequencies," Cleveland said.
"So far, nothing's turning up, that I know of, to say that these limits ought to be changed," he said.
Kathleen Shaffer is also skeptical. The Sebastopol City Councilmember has seen the city take two votes on whether to ban SmartMeters. Both failed, but the last one, in February, was close: 3-2.
Shaffer said the council was concerned PG&E could sue over a ban. But she also said she's more concerned about smoke-free parks than electromagnetic frequency-free zones, saying there's no definitive science showing the exposure is harmful.
"What I told the group is, once the (U.S.) solicitor general declares there's a danger from EMF, I can support you," Shaffer said.
As more local governments move toward symbolic votes against SmartMeters, the Sepastapol votes remain outliers. Even Assemblyman Jared Huffman, D-Marin, has introduced a bill allowing customers to refuse a SmartMeter (though Huffman is comfortable with the one installed at his home).
The phenomenon seems to be native to Northern California. While a Texas utility recently installed their millionth meter, customer questions there have focused on energy bills, not health.
"We have run into very little resistance from customers," said Alicia Dixon, a spokeswoman for Houston-based CenterPoint Energy.
But anti-wireless activists think the science is catching up to them. They point to a recent report from Sage Associates, which specializes in the design of low-electromagnetic frequency environments, saying SmartMeter signals can be much higher than advertised, even exceeding FCC limits. And they point to a National Institutes of Health study last week showing cell phones stimulate brain activity - a potentially important showing of non-thermal effects, though the author of the study cautioned against drawing any conclusions.
More importantly, they seem to be making converts at every turn.
One of those is Shanna Casey, owner of Asana, a tea house in downtown Santa Cruz. Casey recently removed the wireless network in her business, replacing it with hard-wired Ethernet ports. She said she feels better; less agitated and more relaxed.
"My housemates at home use wireless at home, and I'm wondering if it's time to approach them," Casey said
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