Friday, August 22, 2014

WEEP News / CDC Warning / Cold Feet / More Radiation / MP Gallant / Hi-tech fears / Kids biological damage / Touchscreen danger / Meters / Blood-brain-barrier disruption / Robin Williams

W.E.E.P. News

The Canadian initiative to stop Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution

22 August 2014

CDC Issues Precautionary Health Warnings about Cell Phone Radiation

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued precautionary health warnings about cell phone radiation and provides tips on how to reduce one's risk from exposure.


Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D.- PRLog (Press Release)- Aug. 13, 2014 - ATLANTA -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated the Frequently Asked Questions about cell phones and health on the CDC web site.

CDC now asserts that "Along with many organizations worldwide, we recommend caution in cell phone use." As the lead Federal health action agency, CDC provides tips to the public on how to "reduce radio frequency radiation near your body."

Health authorities at the Federal, state, and local level should follow CDC's lead and disseminate precautionary health warnings to ensure that the public is adequately informed about the potential health risks of cell phone use and has the know-how to reduce exposure to the radiofrequency radiation emitted when carrying or using cell phones.

Moreover, the Federal Communications Commission should review CDC's new position in light of the Commission's obsolete regulatory standard for cell phone radiation that was adopted in 1996 when few adults used cell phones.

CDC's latest recommendations represent a considerable improvement in our Federal government's position regarding cell phone radiation health risks and the need for precaution.

CDC indicates that more research is needed to understand the health risks of exposure to cell phone radiation. However, unfortunately the U.S. has been negligent in supporting research on wireless radiation health effects. A major government research funding initiative could be launched with as little as a nickel-a-month fee on wireless subscriptions. This research initiative should be conducted independent of the wireless industry as we have considerable evidence that the industry has undermined much of the research it has funded in the past.

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

Electromagnetic Radiation Safety


CDC Calls for Caution on Cell Phones, Then Gets Cold Feet

Sometime soon after we filed the story above, CDC decided it had overstepped —or, more likely, someone held its feet to the fire. Any reference to precaution was removed from its FAQ. The agency deleted any suggestion that it believes there may be health risks.

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MP Gallant seeks investigation into federally-regulated Ontario smart meters

"Specifically, I have requested an Industry Canada Special Investigation into the use and operation of 'smart meters' by Hydro One.

Hi-tech fears for young students

Kindergarten teacher Judi Rhodes has worked in Tasmanian schools for more than 30 years and said an increasing number of school-aged children were showing up to class without basic life skills and with health problems related to technology overuse.

Kids are at risk of biological damage results from microwave radiation emitted by wireless devices

The paper, titled "Why children absorb more microwave radiation than adults: The consequences," describes how the fetus is particularly vulnerable to microwave radiation, which can cause degeneration of the protective myelin sheath that surrounds brain neurons.  The authors recommend that wireless toys be banned due to the serious potential health risks.


"International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection 
reference levels are exceeded for touchscreens ..., energy-saving 
bulbs ..., fluorescent lamps .... Compliance distances for general 
public range from 15.3 cm (touchscreen) ...."

Important note:  Safety recommendations indicate that -
You're not supposed to touch a touchscreen. It's supposed to be at least 15.3 cm (6 inches) 
away from you and everyone else in order to reduce dangerous levels of radiation exposure.

Even if adults choose to make a decision to not care about their own 
exposures, why is anyone feeling okay about giving these machines to 
babies and children, and using these machines near babies, children 
and any other people, and not clearly warning parents and schools 
about this?

Blood-brain-barrier disruption with high-frequency pulsed electric fields

A team of researchers from Virginia Tech and Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences have developed a new technique for using pulsed electric energy to open the blood-brain-barrier (BBB) for treating brain cancer and neurological disorders.

Did Wireless Radiation help to cause the Suicide Death of Robin Williams?
Could the neurological effects of microwave radiation have deepened his problems with depression and caused him to develop Parkinsons disease?
Dear Robin Williams, I Am Sorry That Your Brainwaves Were Not Protected As A National Treasure
Dear Robin Williams, I Am Sorry That Your Brainwaves Were Not Protected As A National Treasure (Nor Are Anyone Else's),.
Court upholds Crown counsel's termination after absences
A High Court judge has upheld government's 2013 termination of a
former Crown counsel who claimed that he had to stay away from the
office and work from home due to his hypersensitivity to radiation
emitted from cellular phone towers.

Comment to the newspaper -
The judge has made a very serious error by referring to standards set by the International Commission of Non-Ionising Radiation Protection.  The judge should have been aware that this is a private group that was set up by the wireless industry, comprised of industry insiders, to protect the industry and to set standards which suit that industry.  The group is ignoring all the masses of scientific evidence which show that serious biological effects are occurring at much lower levels than their standards.
A good comparison to this would be if the judge accepted cigarette industry claims that it was quite safe to smoke 100 cigarettes a day, whilst masses of scientific evidence suggested that serious harm is happening at much lower levels.  The Judge should have looked closely at the scientific evidence which shows harm occurring at very low levels of microwave radiation.
The judge also erred by referring to the World Health Organisation, stating "The evidence which he has put before the court demonstrates that this is not a medical disorder recognised by the World Health Organisation" .  The judge should be aware that the WHO was so concerned about this new illness that they held a conference to discuss it - (EMF International Workshop on EMF Hypersensitivity, Prague, Czech Republic, Oct 25 - 27 2004).  There are several knowledgeable doctors in the field of environmental health who are presently diagnosing patients with electrical hypersensitivity.
It would appear that there has been a serious miscarriage of justice and more accurate information needs to be placed before the court!
The judge further erred by referring to a study by TRC of 21 cell phone towers which stated that - radiation levels being emitted were far lower than the maximum allowed by international standards.  The standards the judge referrers to are not safe and there are several mast studies from around the World which show that serious harm is occurring to people who live closest to them - , even though the exposure levels are much lower than the ICNIRP safety levels.
Martin Weatherall

Precaution or Paranoia? Berkeley May Require Cancer Warning Stickers for Cell Phones

UC San Francisco professor of medicine Stanton Glantz, one of the nation's leading experts on tobacco control and the health hazards of second-hand smoke, says that the science on the potential harm from cell phone radiation is far from settled. "I think cell phones are about where cigarettes were in 1955,'' he says. "There is more than enough evidence to be worried."
EHS Meeting in the French Alps
Publié par Matthieu CARTIER le mer, 20/08/2014 - 07:30

Hautes-Alpes: This is about a meeting of world class which takes place
from 25 August to 1 September. The international gathering of the
association land for EHS. It will take place in the gorges of
Riou-Froid. According to Le Monde (national news paper), this
"reflects the plight of people who are allergic to electromagnetic
waves. The list of symptoms is long: headache, joint and muscle pain,
insomnia, tinnitus, blurred vision, memory loss, nausea, depression
... ". The Hautes-Alpes are not chosen at random. A Saint Julien en
Beauchene, the field of Chartreuse is indeed seen as a white area ...
Two women fled in 2011 to a high-alpine cave ...

Are You Allergic to Rain?

Research shows an association between thunderstorm activity and worsening of allergy and asthma symptoms.
Another plausible explanation may be that the rain and resulting moisture is worsening ground electrical currents and that cell phones masts are increasing their power levels to pass signals through the rain and humidity, exposing people to higher radiation levels and causing allergic reactions. 
1992 Swedish Evidence of EMFs Causing Cancer
The English edition of Forskning & Praktik number 7/1992 published by The Swedish National Institute of Occupational Health  was devoted to 'New Evidence of Cancer from Electromagnetic Fields'. Scientific support for this evidence was from Professor Anders Ahlbom, an epidemiologist at the Institute of Environmental Medicine at the Karolinska Institute with further scientific support provided by a study made by Dr Birgitta Floderus of the National Institute of Occupational Health's Division of Neuromedicine. Professor Bengt Knave, the division's director regards the study as strong support indeed. The study covered 1632 persons all living in central Sweden. Of these, 1121 made up the control group, 250 were leukemia cases and 261 brain tumor cases.  
The research showed power lines increase cancer risk for children and explained how electromagnetic fields enhance the cancer process.

Les électrosensibles

Swiss Hebdo photographs.
BC Smart Meter Fires

I have written a report to refute Bill Bennett's and BC Hydro's statements claiming no smart meter fires have occurred in BC. The evidence I have in the report is just the tip of the iceberg – with many "suspicious" fires yet to research. Alarmingly many fires, although attributed to "electrical/mechanical" are listed as having causes "undetermined."

Please share this information. A technical report will follow soon – it will apply to smart meters across Canada and perhaps the US.


'Use of cell phones increases cancer risk'

In fact now the evidence is sufficient to consider cell phone radiation as a probable carcinogen – Group 2A in IARC's scale of carcinogenicity.

Dean of Brain Cancer Surgery Weighs In: Children Face the Highest Health Risk From Cell Phones


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