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Newsletter May - June 2016

This free occasional newsletter is published by EMR Aware, a group of concerned citizens based in Northern NSW Australia. It is intended to help provide up-to-date information on the health, environmental and social impacts of modern electro-technologies. This is done in the pubic interest to assist a fair and balanced discussion of the topics at hand. Particular attention is given to content that may not otherwise be made available or openly acknowledged by industry and their government regulators.

We invite readers to consider the scientific evidence and trending opinion on this page and throughout prior editions of our newsletter. There seems little doubt a tobacco-style cover-up of the adverse effects of EMR is underway by those reliant upon its profitability or surveillance potential. You can help reddress this situation by forwarding the link to this web page to as many interested persons and organisations as possible. Anyone wishing to receive our newsletter regularly may do so by sending an email with the word "subscribe". Thank you for visiting.

Mobile and Cordless Phones

Every moment captured, but nothing experienced.

12 Unexpected Symptoms of Phone Addiction. http://www.addictiontips.net/phone-addiction/phone-addiction-symptoms/

Mobile Technology Habits: Patterns of Association Among Device Usage, Intertemporal Preference, Impulse Control, and Reward Sensitivity. http://download.springer.com/static/pdf/392/art%253A10.3758%252Fs13423-016-1011-z.pdf?originUrl=http%3A%2F%2Flink.springer.com%2Farticle%2F10.3758%2Fs13423-016-1011-z&token2=exp=1459039308~acl=%2Fstatic%2Fpdf%2F392%2Fart%25253A10.3758%25252Fs13423-016-1011-z.pdf%3ForiginUrl%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Flink.springer.com%252Farticle%252F10.3758%252Fs13423-016-1011-z*~hmac=db93b0865e828c03ccc98158b1bd0a9aab719ca961fefced7811e27fa074a01a 

Cutaway models indicating how far the radiation plume from a mobile phone penetrates the brain.

The Effects of Microwaves and Mobile Telephony. http://www.who.int/peh-emf/meetings/archive/en/paper03nageswari.pdf

Increased Blood-brain Barrier Permeability in Mammalian Brain 7 Days After Exposure to the Radiation From a GSM-900 Mobile Phone. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19345073

Dr. Ho - Non-thermal Biological Effects. http://www.hese-project.org/de/emf/WissenschaftForschung/Ho_Dr._Mae-Wan/showDoc.php?lang=it&header=Dr.%20Ho&file=Non-Thermalbiological%20Effects.html&back=../showAuthor.php?target=Ho_Dr._Mae-Wan

Morphological and Antioxidant Impairments in the Spinal Cord of Male Offspring Rats Following Exposure to a Continuous 900MHz Electromagnetic Field During Early and Mid-adolescence. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26708410?dopt=Abstract

Mobile Phone Based Alerts for Pregnant Women Launched. http://www.ndtv.com/health/mobile-phone-based-alerts-for-pregnant-women-launched-1246810

Is public awareness of "microwave sickness" one reason why iPhone sales are on the decline? Latest iPhones Have Almost SIX TIMES More Cancer-Causing Radiation Than Competing Brands. http://healthycures.org/apple-iphone-rejects-app-to-measure-radiation

Are Dual SIM Cellphones More Harmful Than Single SIM Phones? http://radiationprotectionservices.com/are-dual-sim-cellphones-more-harmful-than-single-sim-phones/

Forcing customers to shift from copper to wireless. AT&T Wants to Decommission Landlines in California. http://www.techwire.net/legislation/att-wants-to-decommission-landlines-in-california.html

Phones and Driving - A "No Brainer"

Is it simple distraction or instead microwave-impaired brain function? One in Four Car Accidents Caused by Cell Phone Use While Driving (2014). http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2591148/One-four-car-accidents-caused-cell-phone-use-driving-five-cent-blamed-texting.html#ixzz43UzIsBhX

Abnormal activity in frontal cortex triggered by mobile phone use.

Human Brain Wave Activity During Exposure to Radiofrequency Field Emissions from Mobile Phones. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14995060

EEG Changes Due to Experimentally Induced 3G Mobile Phone Radiation. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4459698/pdf/pone.0129496.pdf

"Radiation peaks are detected by the brain in terms of short-term increased cortical activity." Does the Brain Detect 3G Mobile Phone Radiation Peaks? An Explorative In-Depth Analysis of an Experimental Study. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/asset?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0125390.PDF

Chart showing excitory brain response to microwaves (Golostein and Sisko).

Cortical spreading depolarization (SD) is a wave of electrophysiological hyperactivity followed by a wave of inhibition. Cortical Spreading Depression Elicited in Rat Brain after Exposure to Microwave from GSM Mobile Phone. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23674979

Gating of Sensory Input by Spontaneous Cortical Activity. http://www.jneurosci.org/content/33/4/1684.abstract

Microwave Towers

Phone, National Broadband, Emergency Networks, Radio, TV

Phone towers disguised as church crosses.

Phone Tower Complaint - Legal Action

Residents of New Farm QLD are opposing plans to install a mobile phone tower near homes and a school. Louise Brosnan, a diagnosed EHS sufferer, has engaged Barrister Ray Broomhall to lodge a Criminal Complaint based upon the Peace and Good Behaviour Act and the legal definition of "assault". The latter includes exposure to "electrical force", or even the threat to do so. The Telco has been summoned to appear in court on 16 June. If this action is successful, a restraining order may be issued, thus establishing a valuable precedent. The following link provides further information from Louise on the case, as well as contact details for those wishing to offer support. https://app.box.com/s/svj3a4q7pi77dzrtxg3ekbn4dmp26ppm

Parents of Colliers Wood Willows Pre-School Nursery Children Fear Radiation Sickness, Burns and Cancer from Proposed Phone Mast. http://www.wimbledonguardian.co.uk/news/14133901.Parents_of_nursery_children_fear_radiation_sickness__burns_and_cancer_from_proposed_phone_mast/

Welsh Newton Woman Voices Concerns About Phone Masts After She Developed Severe Skin Rash. http://www.herefordtimes.com/news/local/14372170.Woman_voices_concerns_about_phone_masts_after_she_developed_severe_skin_rash/?action=success#comments

Association of Exposure to Radio-Frequency Electromagnetic Field Radiation (RF-EMFR) Generated by Mobile Phone Base Stations with Glycated Hemoglobin (HbA1c) and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/12/11/14519

Mini-Cell Towers

Would you like a mini-cell tower outside your window?

How a major sporting event forced "mini-cell towers" on nearby neighbourhoods. SF Residents Battle Wireless Firms Over Super Bowl Building Boom. http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2015/10/31/san-francisco-residents-battle-wireless-companies-cell-tower-building-boom-super-bowl-fifty/

Expansion of phone towers to municipal street lamps. Understanding Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS). http://electronicdesign.com/communications/understanding-distributed-antenna-systems-dass

500 phone tower street lights will be installed throughout Los Angeles within the next four years.

Philips Teams with San Jose on Public Smart Lighting Network. http://www.metering.com/news/philips-teams-with-san-jose-on-public-smart-lighting-network/

Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Home, Business, Hotspots

Are You Allergic to Wi-Fi? Modern Syndrome Could Be the Silent Killer. http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/624018/wifi-allergy-modern-syndrome-silent-illness

Experts and Doctors Warn: Pregnant Women and Children Should Not Be Exposed to Wireless Radiation. https://takebackyourpower.net/experts-and-doctors-warn-pregnant-women-and-children-wireless/

We Live in a Wired World - Ignoring Potential Threats from Our Devices. http://www.pressherald.com/2016/03/20/sea-changewe-live-in-a-wired-world-ignoring-the-serious-potential-threats-to-our-health-from-our-devices/

"Publisher devices persistently broadcast a signal that indicates permission to connect. Subscriber devices persistently search for publishers ..." Wi-Fi Aware: What’s It About, And How Can You Use It? http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/wi-fi-aware-whats-can-use/

What If You Could Hear Wi-Fi and Feel Data? http://now.howstuffworks.com/2015/12/15/hear-wifi-feel-data?rss=true&utm_campaign=sf&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social

Canadians Leading Battle vs. Wi-Fi Pollution. http://www.odwyerpr.com/story/public/6589/2016-03-25/canadians-leading-battle-vs-wi-fi-pollution.html

Italian Town Shuts Down Wi-Fi Over Health Fears. http://www.thelocal.it/20160108/italy-town-turns-off-school-wifi-over-health-concerns

Street Scene

Wi-Fi in manholes, toilets and cemeteries.

Kathrein Offers Street Connect for Wireless Densification in High Traffic Locations. http://wirelessestimator.com/articles/2015/kathrein-offers-street-connect-for-wireless-densification-in-high-traffic-locations/

Shanghai's New Public Toilets Offer Wi-Fi and TV. https://uk.news.yahoo.com/shanghais-public-toilets-offer-wifi-055615118.html#qMhyxuM

En-crypted Network? Moscow Cemeteries to Get Free Wi-Fi. https://www.rt.com/news/325456-free-wifi-moscow-cemeteries/

Hiding hotpspots. Alcatel Lucent's LightRadio Cube Hits the Streets. http://www.aglmediagroup.com/alcatel-lucents-lightradio-cube-hits-the-streets/

Turning homes into hotspots means more money for industry, and more radiation for you. Think Twice About Getting a Microcell (or T-Mobile CellSpot) If You Live in an Urban Area. http://www.howtogeek.com/233660/dont-get-a-microcell-or-t-mobile-cellspot-if-you-live-in-an-urban-area/

NGO Turns Prague's Homeless People Into Wi-Fi Hotspots. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y6kiYNEWQE

Video presentations from the Wireless technology and Public Health Forum, Mountain View Center for Performing Arts 10 October 2015. http://www.saferemr.com/2015/10/wireless-technology-public-health-forum.html

Children and Schools

Third largest city in Israel gets smart. Israel: Haifa Municipality Disconnects Wi-Fi in Kindergartens and Schools in the City. http://www.stopumts.nl/doc.php/Berichten%20Internationaal/9884/israel_haifa_municipality_disconnects_wifi_in_kindergartens_and_schools_in_the_city

The video which prompted the above response. In Hebrew with some English Subtitles. How We are Killing Ourselves - Wireless Radiation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpJsIWuV-PA&feature=youtu.be

Teachers Concerned Over Wi-Fi Health Risks. http://www.rcinet.ca/en/2016/03/21/teachers-concerned-over-wifi-health-risks/

Wi-Fi in Schools Risks Students Health Says Rhode Island Teacher. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGu9RDgAPG0

Math Teacher Asks School To Protect Children From Wi-Fi. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqrW4ZJb5Uc&can_id=664231854226259c87104e823a0dc1cb&source=email-march-2016-stop-smart-meters-bulletin&email_referrer=march-2016-stop-smart-meters-bulletin&email_subject=march-2016-stop-smart-meters-bulletin&link_id=56

New York PTA Calls For Wi-Fi To Be Turned Off: Major Wi-Fi Controversy as School District Is Served With Legal Liability Notice. http://safetechforschoolsmaryland.blogspot.com.au/2016/04/new-york-pta-calls-for-wi-fi-to-be.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+SafeTechForSchoolsMaryland+%28Safe+Tech+for+Schools+Maryland%29

The above Notice states:

Wi-Fi in Schools Is Not Safe - Sept 21 MCPS BOE Meeting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vj1UZgmXtIU&list=PL2TxgdaZ0lgAzCEhDOXmchknb1nmF06-s&index=7

Canadian Teacher, Forced Out by Wi-Fi, Goes on Warpath. http://www.odwyerpr.com/story/public/6667/2016-04-07/canadian-teacher-forced-out-by-wi-fi-goes-warpath.html

US High School Student Calls For Answers on Wireless Radiation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnRGRnboXBg

California Parents Are Protesting in the Street with Signs. http://safetechforschoolsmaryland.blogspot.com.au/2016/03/california-parents-are-protesting-in.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+SafeTechForSchoolsMaryland+%28Safe+Tech+for+Schools+Maryland%29

Why did it take so long for school WAP providers to inbuild a commonsense "on/off" switch? The Wi-Fi Kill Switch for Schools. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9swDomLEWjo

Examples of School Wi-Fi Non-consent Forms. https://www.emfanalysis.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/non-consent_form_and_sample_letter_to_school1.pdf, http://www.citizensforsafetechnology.org/WiFi-NonConsent-Form-for-Use-in-Schools,72,44, http://www.citizensforsafetechnology.org/WiFi-Statement-of-Accountability-US-format,19,158

The Digital Education Let-down

Push-button education may be producing a generation of button pushers.

Students Who use Digital Devices "Perform Worse in Exams". http://www.theguardian.com/education/2016/may/11/students-who-use-digital-devices-in-class-perform-worse-in-exams

Is digital education really more about corporate earning than student learning? "The Reality Is That Technology Is Doing More Harm Than Good in Our Schools", Says Education Chief. http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/the-reality-is-that-technology-is-doing-more-harm-than-good-in-our-schools-says-education-chief-20160330-gnu370.html

Technology, Distraction and Student Performance. http://cep.lse.ac.uk/pubs/download/dp1350.pdf

I Gave My Students iPads - And Then I wished I Could Take Them Back. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/i-gave-my-students-ipads--then-wished-i-could-take-them-back/2015/12/02/a1bc8272-818f-11e5-a7ca-6ab6ec20f839_story.html

An Australian Study. Report Finds That Tablets and Smartphones Are Eroding Teens’ Digital Literacy. http://www.electronicproducts.com/Education/Student/Report_finds_that_tablets_and_smartphones_are_eroding_teens_digital_literacy.aspx

"Students who were not using their mobile phones wrote down 62% more information in their notes, took more detailed notes, were able to recall more detailed information from the lecture, and scored a full letter grade and a half higher on a multiple choice test than those students who were actively using their mobile phones." The Impact of Mobile Phone Usage on Student Learning. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/03634523.2013.767917

Video games and other forms of artificial "reality" cultivate addiction to immediate gratification. Persons so affected become superficial in outlook, impulsive, easily manipulated, and unwilling to plan or sacrifice for longterm gain. ​Sounds like the perfect consumer. Game Theory: How do Video Games Affect the Developing Brains of Children and Teens? https://patients.aan.com/resources/neurologynow/index.cfm?event=home.showArticle&id=ovid.com%3A%2Fbib%2Fovftdb%2F01222928-201410030-00017

Smart Grid

Electricity, Water and Gas Meters, AMI, HAN

NSW homeowners are facing a circuitous "consumer driven" smart meter rollout. Question the sales pitch and inform your supplier NOW if you do not want one. Solar Panel Households Told Smart Meters Not Compulsory as Bonus Scheme Ends. http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/solar-panel-households-told-smart-meters-not-compulsory-as-bonus-scheme-ends-20160402-gnwr1k.html

New Zealand electricity distribution company Vector has signed an agreement with Australia’s Origin Energy for the deployment of advanced meters to New South Wales sites. New Zealand Firm and Origin Energy Partner on Smart Meter Rollout. http://www.metering.com/news/nz-firm-origin-energy-partner-smart-meter-rollout/

An Overview of "Smart" Meter Hazards. http://stopsmartmetersny.org/images/SSM_Overview_2016.pdf?can_id=664231854226259c87104e823a0dc1cb&source=email-march-2016-stop-smart-meters-bulletin&email_referrer=march-2016-stop-smart-meters-bulletin&email_subject=march-2016-stop-smart-meters-bulletin&link_id=35

Symptoms After Exposure to Smart Meter Radiation. https://www.scribd.com/doc/289777267/Symptoms-after-Exposure-to-Smart-Meter-Radiation

Smart meters transmit over a wider frequency range, and more continuously, than we are led to believe.

Smart meters typically emit three frequencies 1) 902-928MHz for data transmission, 2) 2.5GHz for the Zigbee home area, smart appliance networking, and 3) 130KHz from their inbuilt switch-mode power supply. Assessment of Radio Frequency/Microwave Radiation Emissions from Smart Meters in Toronto. http://slt.co/Downloads/Events/1039/TorontoHydro-SLT-SmartMeterAssessment.pdf

Former Govt. scientist speaks out. Smart Meter Resources by Ronald Powell PhD. http://stopsmartmeters.org/2016/03/04/smart-meter-resources-from-ronald-powell-ph-d/?can_id=664231854226259c87104e823a0dc1cb&source=email-march-2016-stop-smart-meters-bulletin&email_referrer=march-2016-stop-smart-meters-bulletin&email_subject=march-2016-stop-smart-meters-bulletin&link_id=25

Federal Government Wants a Smart Meter “On EVERY Home and Business in the Country.” http://smartgridawareness.org/2016/01/14/federal-government-wants-a-smart-meter-on-every-home-and-business/

The Great Smart Meter Rip-off: Energy Giants Will Use Devices to DOUBLE the Cost of Power When You Need It Most. http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/bills/article-3322658/The-great-smart-meter-rip-UK-energy-giants-use-devices-DOUBLE-cost-power-need-most.html

Have you asked your insurer about this? Smart Meter Fires (2016): Burning Meters, Burning Questions, Shocking Answers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MfiNYzdi24

Growing Opposition

Smart Meter Privacy Risks "Likely to Provoke Opposition", Reveals Latest Research Study. http://smartgridawareness.org/2015/12/07/smart-meters-likely-to-provoke-opposition/

Smithville, TX Awareness Sparks Smart Meter Backlash. http://stopsmartmeters.org/2016/03/24/smithville-tx-awareness-sparks-smart-meter-backlash/?can_id=664231854226259c87104e823a0dc1cb&source=email-march-2016-stop-smart-meters-bulletin&email_referrer=march-2016-stop-smart-meters-bulletin&email_subject=march-2016-stop-smart-meters-bulletin&link_id=18

Maryland Utility Lowers Opt-out Fees Based Upon Larger Than Expected Percentage of Opt-outs. http://marylandsmartmeterawareness.org/opt-out-news/november-2015-update/

Illinois AG Warns Consumers About Smart Meter Plans. http://abc7chicago.com/news/illinois-ag-warns-consumers-about-smart-meter-plans/1261489/

Smart Meter Revolt Spreads to the Dominican Republic. http://stopsmartmeters.org/2015/10/02/smart-meter-revolt-spreads-to-dominican-republic/?can_id=664231854226259c87104e823a0dc1cb&source=email-november-2015-stop-smart-meters-bulletin&email_referrer=november-2015-stop-smart-meters-bulletin&email_subject=november-2015-stop-smart-meters-bulletin

Rise of the Machines - The "Internet of Things" (IoT)

The ultimate aim is omniscient control of your life and everything in it.

Emergence of the second tier wireless network to promote, monitor and service the "internet of things". Ingenu Announces Initial Rollout of Machine Network. http://www.ingenu.com/2015/11/ingenu-announces-initial-rollout-of-machine-network/

New electronic products will be designed NOT to work unless connected to a home area network (HAN) or smart grid. Smart Meters Leading to This. http://tbirdnow.mee.nu/smart_meters_leading_to_this

Wearable Tech

Biometrics, Implants, Artificial Intelligence

Shoe applies vibration to tell you where to go. The Next Big Thing in Wearable Technology, the Smart Shoe. http://tech.co/smart-shoe-ducere-technologies-lechal-2014-07

Turning clothes into electrons. Virtual try-ons prime you for a purchase. Futuristic Dressing Room - FXMIRROR. http://www.torontoisfashion.com/2015/05/fxmirror.html

Smart Car Seat Senses Driver's Mental and Physical State. http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2015/11/23/smart-car-seat-senses-drivers-physical-and-mental-state/

New Smart Drugs Tell Your Doctor When You Are Not Taking Them. http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/new-smart-drugs-tell-doctor-youre-not-taking-them/article/2574671

According to US company Dangerous Things, one quarter of Australians were "at least slightly interested" in being chipped. Perhaps the survey was mistakenly conducted on sheep. Micro-chip Implants for Making Payments and Locking Doors Are the Next Frontier, But Are the Pitfalls Worth It? http://www.smh.com.au/digital-life/digital-life-news/chip-implants-beneath-the-skin-bring-a-new-meaning-to-pay-wave-20150528-ghbq71.html

Mains Radiation, ELF

Powerlines, Wiring, Appliances

Effect of 50 Hz Extremely Low-Frequency Electromagnetic Fields on the DNA Methylation and DNA Methyltransferases in Mouse Spermatocyte-Derived Cell Line GC-2. http://emmind.net/openpapers_repos/Applied_Fields-Hazads/ELF_Effects/ELF-EMF/2015_Effect_of_50Hz_Extremely_Low-Frequency_Electromagnetic_Fields_on_the_DNA_Methylation_and_DNA_Methyltransferases_in_Mouse_Spermatocyte-Der.pdf

Do we really need the commercial electricity grid? 60 Minutes On This Bicycle Can Power Your Home For 24 Hours! http://www.trueactivist.com/60-minutes-on-this-bicycle-can-power-your-home-for-24-hours/

Transport, Aerospace

Motor Vehicles, Aircraft, Satellites

London's Next-Gen Commuter Trains Will Feature 4G, Wi-Fi And AC as Standard. http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2015/11/londons-next-gen-commuter-trains-will-feature4g-wi-fi-and-ac-as-standard/

Replacing Humanity

27,000 London bus drivers may soon be out of work. Off the Buses: Driverless Robot Revolution Threatens Mass Cull of Transport Jobs. https://www.rt.com/uk/327353-driverless-buses-jobs-unemployment/

Your next bus driver? Man Builds a Robot That Looks Eerily Like Scarlett Johansson. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL_tZxRqIys

"They obey the law all the time, as in, without exception." Humans Are Slamming into Driverless Cars and Exposing a Key Flaw. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-12-18/humans-are-slamming-into-driverless-cars-and-exposing-a-key-flaw

Making dependency and compliance look like freedom.

This Smart Car Seems to Have Tattled on Its Driver. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2015/12/07/this-smart-car-seems-to-have-tattled-on-its-driver/

Hotspots Take to the Sky

Google's Project Loon - A Health and Environmental Disaster. http://www.montereyherald.com/opinion/20151219/nina-beety-googles-project-loon-a-health-and-environmental-disaster

Google's Looney Experiment Approved by FCC. http://www.stopglobalwifi.org/documents/GUARDSPressReleaseMarch2016.pdf

Internet balloons. Google’s Secret US Loon Test Implicates the FCC, FAA, EPA, State, & DOD/NSA. http://www.netcompetition.org/corporate-welfare/googles-secret-us-loon-test-implicates-the-fcc-faa-epa-state-dodnsa

Environment, Wildlife

Similarly to EMR, blanket denial of adverse health effects from infra-sound is now being revisited. Medical Body Pledges $3.3m for Research into "Wind Turbine Sickness". http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-22/3.3m-pledged-for-research-into-wind-turbine-sickness/7267946

Prof. Simon Chapman Forced to Apologise to Dr. Sarah Laurie for False & Malicious Taunts. https://stopthesethings.com/2015/08/23/wind-industrys-propaganda-king-simon-chapman-forced-to-apologise-to-dr-sarah-laurie-for-false-malicious-taunts/

Mutatant Micro-organisms

Mold in the home reported to grow faster due to EMR exposure. Toxic Mold and Electromagnetic Radiation. http://it-takes-time.com/2015/07/microbial-growth-and-electromagnetic-radiation.html

Comprehensive bibliography included at the end of this article. Electromagnetic Biostimulation of Living Cultures for Biotechnology, Biofuel and Bioenergy Applications. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2790121/pdf/ijms-10-04515.pdf


Body Scanners, Surveillance, Non-lethal Weapons

Secrets of Surveillance Capitalism. http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/debatten/the-digital-debate/shoshana-zuboff-secrets-of-surveillance-capitalism-14103616.html

Your next bold move.

The Astonishing Amount of Data Being Collected About Your Children. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/answer-sheet/wp/2015/11/12/the-astonishing-amount-of-data-being-collected-about-your-children/#st_refDomain=&st_refQuery=

Toys Could Be Used as Spying Devices, MP's Told. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-35043521

Beware of Ads That Use Inaudible Sound to Link Your Phone, TV, tablet, and PC. http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2015/11/beware-of-ads-that-use-inaudible-sound-to-link-your-phone-tv-tablet-and-pc/

This Smart TV Takes Tracking to a New Level. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-switch/wp/2015/11/10/this-smart-tv-takes-tracking-to-a-new-level/

Body art to defeat facial recognition. There is now 1 surveillance camera in the UK for every 10 people.

Videos from the 2012 conference, "Biometrics: Theory, Applications and Systems". http://techtalks.tv/btas/2012/

Body Image

Anywhere there is Wi-Fi you can be watched and identified through walls.

MIT's New Tech Turns Wi-Fi Signals into X-ray Vision. http://www.dailydot.com/technology/wifi-capture-people-through-walls-mit/

Capturing the Human Figure Through a Wall. http://rfcapture.csail.mit.edu/rfcapture-paper.pdf

Whole body scanners in Australian airports utilise millimeter waves in the 30GHz region. Although considered safer than X-rays, they may ellicit a range of known biological responses. Millimeter-wave Interactions with the Human Body: State of Knowledge and Recent Advances. http://www.cemmedic.hu/uploads/dokument/2-akademia%20kutatasok/Moszkva%20-%20seb%20kezelese%20kiserleti%20allatokon/Millimeter-wave%20Scientific.pdf

Electro-sensitivity (EHS)

Electromagnetic Biological Response

Are you "EHS"? Complete the online survey in our General Events & Networking section further down this page.

The Microwave Syndrome or Electro-hypersensitivity: Historical Background. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26556835

Reviews on Environmental Health. Special Issue: Idiopathic Environmental Intolerance. http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/reveh.2015.30.issue-4/issue-files/reveh.2015.30.issue-4.xml

Electrosensitivity: As Experienced by an Electrosensitive Person and Assessed by Scientists. http://www.pandora-foundation.eu/downloads/pandora_ehs-haeublein_160309_english.pdf?can_id=664231854226259c87104e823a0dc1cb&source=email-march-2016-stop-smart-meters-bulletin&email_referrer=march-2016-stop-smart-meters-bulletin&email_subject=march-2016-stop-smart-meters-bulletin&link_id=43

Note: EMR Aware does not endorse the terms "Electro-hypersensitivity" or "EHS". They incorrectly imply that the adverse biological effects of EMR are confined to an abnormal segment of the population. This has several prejudicial consequences. By definition, EHS personalises the disorder instead of treating it as the result of environmental toxicity. Sufferers may thus be conveniently denied a reasonable expectation of health. Additional to this, legal remedies such as "private nuisance" are untenable when the Claimant is deemed to be unusually sensitive.

There is also a campaign in motion to classify EHS suffers as self-deluded or mentally incompetent. The following is from an affadavit by a 76 year old woman who alleges she was forceably sedated in a major Australian hospital after declaring she was EHS and expressing a wish to leave.

13. My Medic Alert bracelet also has “EHS” printed on it to indicate this diagnosed condition. Refer Appendix A.

14. I then stated to the doctor that the EMR being emitted from the fluorescent lights above my head was causing me excruciating pain, and that I would have to vacate the building.

15. After departing the Triage area, I walked some 15 meters away from where Nurse #1 was seated towards the main entrance, when I was suddenly attacked from behind by two male nurses whom I refer to as Nurse #2 and Nurse #3.

16. Nurse #2 grabbed my right arm rather viciously in his attempt to restrain my exit that eventually caused severe bruising to occur, which has remained apparent 10 days later, so far.

17. Nurse #3 grabbed my left elbow and wrist and twisted my arm so I thought it was going to come out of the shoulder socket. I glared at him and he stopped twisting. I screamed out “NO!!” - being fearful that the pressure he was placing upon my elbow would break it. He did not respond to my cries for him to ease his grip on my arm. I did try to resist by trying to hold myself against the wall but my cries had no effect. There were 9 witnesses of this. This twisting has caused severe pain to exist in an area covering my left shoulder to my chest ever since together with a bruised arm. Refer to the photograph in Appendix B.

18. Nurse #2 and Nurse #3 escorted me back to the doctor’s location where I was placed in a chair under the fluorescent lights. I again tried to leave the building after stating that I could no longer take the radiation, and I was leaving. After rising from the chair I was then restrained into a gurney by hospital staff securing both of my arms and legs to it. Upwards of 9 nursing staff witnessed these events.

19. The doctor then informed me I was being placed under the Mental Health Act and was not permitted to leave.

Does this publication provide sufficient justification for such treatment by staff? MHCC Mental Health Rights Manual. http://mhrm.mhcc.org.au/chapter-4/4c.aspx

Every Australian State, as well as the UN, has in force a charter of basic human rights. http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/vic/consol_act/cohrara2006433/

Biological Mechanisms

Biological and Health Effects of Microwave Radio Frequency Transmissions - A Review of the Research Literature. http://www.national-toxic-encephalopathy-foundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Biological_and_Health_Effects_of_Microwave_Radio_Frequency_Transmissions.pdf

In 1973, the World Health Organisation sponsored a symposium which culminated in this revealing 350 page report. Biologic and Health Hazards of Microwave Radiation. http://mistic.heig-vd.ch/taillard/microwave_effects/

You Won't Believe How EMF's Affect Your Body. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXLuZEPbQgw&nohtml5=False

Dr. Nicholas Gonzalez Warned Us About the Health Risks from EMF Pollution. http://www.naturalhealth365.com/emf-nicholas-gonzalez-wireless-technology-1679.html

Radiofrequency Exposure in Young and Old: Different Sensitivities in Light of Age-relevant Natural Differences. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26613328?dopt=Abstract

Epi-genetics is the study of how genes are switched on or off by environmental agents such as EMR. Autism: An Epigenomic Side-Effect of Excessive Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields. http://www.academicjournals.org/article/article1378991538_Ahuja%20et%20al.pdf

Biological Effects of Pulsed Magnetic Fields - Role of Solitons. https://arxiv.org/ftp/arxiv/papers/1411/1411.6576.pdf

Anthropogenic Radio-Frequency Electromagnetic Fields Elicit Neuropathic Pain in an Amputation Model. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article/asset?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0144268.PDF

New Crystal in the Pineal Gland: Characterization and Potential Role in Electromechano-transduction. http://www.ursi.org/proceedings/procga02/papers/p2236.pdf

Synergistic Health Effects Between Chemical Pollutants and Electromagnetic Fields. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26598938?dopt=Abstract

Increased Mercury Release from Dental Amalgam Restorations After Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields as a Potential Hazard for Hypersensitive People and Pregnant Women. http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/reveh.2015.30.issue-4/reveh-2015-0017/reveh-2015-0017.xml

Electromagnetic Fields. High-level Microwave Technology Concerns. http://c4st.org/images/documents/wifi-in-schools/doclinks/RFCorrosion,etc-1.pdf

Frequency Resonance Therapy

In a more enlightened and humane world, consumer technologies might be designed to incorporate frequencies that promote health instead of damage it. Shattering Cancer with Resonant Frequencies. https://www.gatewaycr.org/gateway-blog/posts/2015/october/shattering-cancer-with-resonant-frequencies/, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1w0_kazbb_U

Targeted Treatment of Cancer with Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields Amplitude-modulated at Tumor-specific Frequencies. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3845545/

Inhibition of Cancer Cell Growth by Exposure to a Specific Time-Varying Electromagnetic Field Involves T-Type Calcium Channels. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4397079/pdf/pone.0124136.pdf

Evidence of “Trapped” Voltage Spectrum Residuals within Mouse Melanoma Tumors for About 30 Minutes Following Brief Exposures to Treatment-Related, Physiologically-Patterned Magnetic Fields. http://www.acanceresearch.com/cancer-research/evidence-of-trapped-voltage-spectrum-residuals-within-mouse-melanoma-tumors-for-about-30-minutes-following-briefexposures-to-treatmentrelated-physiologicallypatterned-magnetic-fields.pdf

The Rife Phanotron tube said to emit therapeutic frequencies.

The research above evokes the suppressed discoveries of Dr. Royal Raymond Rife. Here is a fascinating in-depth analysis. The Rife Machine Report - A History of Rife's Instruments and Frequencies (large download). http://www.rife.org/john%20marsh/rifeinstrumenthistory.pdf

Neurological Effects

It's Time to Unplug from the Matrix Before Our Brains Are Totally Rewired. http://www.wakingtimes.com/2015/11/30/its-time-to-unplug-from-the-matrix-before-our-brains-are-totally-rewired/

What do sugar cupcakes and microwaves have in common?

Can't Put Down Your Device? That's By Design. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/06/technology/personaltech/cant-put-down-your-device-thats-by-design.html?_r=2

How the obsession of "being connected" leads to isolation.The Book That Will Have Everyone Talking About How We Never Talk Anymore. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/book-party/wp/2015/10/01/the-book-that-will-have-everyone-talking-about-how-we-never-talk-anymore/?tid=a_inl

Science Says Silence Is Much More Important to Our Brains Than We Think. http://www.lifehack.org/377243/science-says-silence-much-more-important-our-brains-than-thought

Electronic Mind Control

Are our worst fears becoming reality?

Mind control via TV and computer screen. The Mysterious Hendricus Loos and His Nervous System Manipulation Devices. http://www.topsecretwriters.com/2015/11/the-mysterious-hendricus-loos-and-his-nervous-system-manipulation-devices/

Yes, it's real. US Patents of Inventor Hendricus G Loos. http://patents.justia.com/inventor/hendricus-g-loos

On the Possibility of Directly Accessing Every Human Brain by Electromagnetic Induction of Fundamental Algorithms. http://www.livingplanet.be/persinger.pdf

The full selection of Dr. Michael Persinger's thought-provoking research papers. https://neurocogconsultants.app.box.com/s/l9f7tld3yjny4b00eqbq

Safety Standards

Regulations, Bans and Warnings

ICNIRP Did It Again. https://betweenrockandhardplace.wordpress.com/2016/04/04/icnirp-did-it-again/

A coincidence or a conspiracy? According to one account, all members of the outgoing and the incoming Main Commission of ICNIRP share the same opinions:

The following proposed safety limits are 10,000 times more stringent than in Australia and other countries that adopt the ICNIRP standard. Argentina Seeks a National Law Against Electropollution. (Spansh - use Google Translate). http://www.nuevocronista.com/argentina-busca-una-ley-nacional-contra-la-contaminacion-electromagnetica/

Institute of Environmental Health Secrets: NIEHS Mum on $25 Million RF Animal Project. http://microwavenews.com/news-center/ntp-rf-animal-studies

International Policy Actions on Wireless. http://ehtrust.org/policy/international-policy-actions-on-wireless/

We Are EMR Guinea Pigs. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xX-mdciSUC0

According to Merrim-Webster Dictionary, one defintion of an EXPERIMENT is "a tentative procedure or policy." Industry and regulatory agencies routinely invoke the disclaimer that their assurances of EMR safety are subject to ongoing investigation. There are international laws banning human experimentation which stem from Nazi abuses during WW II. The Nuremberg Code: Ethical Principles & Guidelines for Research Involving Human Subjects. http://www.hhs.gov/ohrp/regulations-and-policy/belmont-report/

Imprecise Safety Standards

Legislated EMR exposure limits are based primarily upon field intensity. As exemplified by the two papers below, this may not adequately account for bio-effects that are frequency, wave form or pulse width specific, not to mention the synergistic effects of multiple signals.

On the Mechanism of Frequency-selective Biological Effects of EHF Radiation and Methods of Their Amplification. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2FBF01039303

The Effect of Pulsed Electric Fields on Biological Cells: Experiments and Applications. http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/login.jsp?tp=&arnumber=602501&url=http%3A%2F%2Fieeexplore.ieee.org%2Fiel1%2F27%2F13232%2F00602501

Industry Watch

Product Defense, Liability and Legal Action

NCC and NATCOM's Misinformation on Electromagnetic Emmissions: The Real Truth About EMF. http://www.forumspotz.ng/ncc-and-natcoms-misinformation-on-electromagnetic-emmisions-the-real-truth-about-emf/

Phone tower too close? San Jose: Lynbrook High School Gym is Unsafe, Parents Contend in Lawsuit. http://www.mercurynews.com/my-town/ci_29305358/parents-allege-lawsuit-that-lynbrook-high-gym-is

Legal and Health Problems of the Wireless Age. http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/2014/09/legal-and-public-health-problems-of-the-wireless-age.html

WSJ Reports Murray Cellphone Cancer Case May Cost Wireless Industry Over 1.9 Billion Dollars. https://www.rfsafe.com/wsj-reports-murray-cellphone-cancer-case-may-cost-wireless-industry-over-1-9-billion-dollars/

The legal profession appears to be setting the table for the inevitable feast. Anti Cell Tower Lawyers. http://www.anticelltowerlawyers.com/. http://wireless-victims-lawyer.info/index.html

Token Science?

Industry funded studies typically show fewer harmful effects.

This paper by Prof. Simon Chapman et al seems to be an example of research tailored to fit a foregone conclusion. As per the comments below, the impartiality of the methods and supportive text are questionable. Nonetheless, the admitted rise in cancer among 70-84 olds is revealing, particularly when taking into account a 20-30 year latency period. Has the Incidence of Brain Cancer Risen in Australia Since the Introduction of Mobile Phones 29 Years Ago? http://www.cancerepidemiology.net/article/S1877-7821%2816%2930050-9/abstract

Joel Moskowitz Comments in Medscape on Simon Chapman’s Study. http://www.emfacts.com/2016/05/joel-moskowitz-comments-on-simon-chapmans-mobile-phone-all-clear-study/

Dariusz Leszczynski on Simon Chapman's Mobile Phone 'All Clear Study. http://www.emfacts.com/2016/05/dariusz-leszczynski-on-simon-chapmans-mobile-phone-all-clear-study/

Contrary to Prof. Chapman's findings, British Cancer Registry statistics show brain cancers increased by a quarter since 1979. http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20160105160709/http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/rel/vsob1/cancer-statistics-registrations--england--series-mb1-/no--41--2010/sty-brain-cancer-awareness.html

Prof. Rodney Croft of the University of Wollongong NSW is a promoter of the nocebo explanation for EHS. Since 2004, according to the disclosure below, the NHMRC funded Prof. Croft to the tune of over 6.5 million. The NHMRC is provided with $700K annually by the ACMA for investigation into the health effects of radiofrequency. Since Prof. Croft's notable expertise is psychology, one is left wondering if the biological impacts of EMR are being tacitly overlooked. It appears he obtained a further $640,000 in research grants from industry groups such as the Geneva-based Mobile Phone Manufacturers Forum. In 2015 the NHMRC received 181 EMR-related funding applications, and rejected all of them. ttp://socialsciences.uow.edu.au/psychology/research/bbri/researchgrants/index.html

The following article exhibits many of the opinion shaping tactics employed by industry to lull consumers into acceptance of potentially unsafe and addictive technology. Do Cell Phones Cause Cancer? Admit It: You Couldn’t Give Yours Up If They Did. http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/we-dont-care-if-phones-cause-cancer/

"It is easier to fool people than convince them they have been fooled." - Mark Tawin

EMR Countermeasures

Personal Precautions and Monitoring

What to Do About Texting in Class According to 11 Teachers. http://www.latimes.com/local/education/la-me-how-teachers-cope-with-texting-in-class-20151103-htmlstory.html

Unlike elsewhere in the world, in Australia there is still no regulatory action to protect consumers from misleading health benefits claimed for "anti-radiation" phone stickers. It seems anything that makes people feel safe with EMR is OK. Complaint Upheld Over "Cell Phone Radiation Shield" Product. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=11559224

Afraid of Cell Phone Radiation? We Tried an App That Tracks It. http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/cellraid-app-monitor-cell-phone-radiation/. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cellraid.app.quantaguard&hl=en

If you want a similar app for your Apple product, it seems you are out of luck. Steve Jobs Personally Rejects Cellphone Radiation Level App Emailing the Makers: "No Interest". http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1369796/Steve-Jobs-personally-rejects-cellphone-radiation-level-app-emailing-makers-interest.html

However, Apple does provide the SAR's for their wireless products. http://www.apple.com/legal/rfexposure/. Note that most approach the FCC safety limit more closely than other brands that seem to do the same job with intrinsicially lower outputs. https://www.rfsafe.com/sar-rating-comparison/samsung-galaxy-s6-vs-apple-iphone-6/

Solutions for Low EMF Computing. https://www.emfanalysis.com/low-emf-computing/

How to Hardwire Your iPad, iPod and iPhone. http://ehtrust.org/hardwire-ipad-ipod-iphone/

General Events & Networking

EHS Online Survey

The following online questionarie is aimed at increasing the awareness of GP's regarding "EHS". It is in support of the paper "Vicinity to Wireless Radiation Sources and the Prevalence of Various Health Problems - A Pilot Survey", to be presented by O Johansson et al at the 21st World Organisation of National Colleges, Academies and Academic Associations of General Practitioners/Family Physicians Conference in Copenhagen, Denmark, 15-18 June 2016. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/emrrfsa-health-research-survey?sm=ckWgy6aNJx63o64%2bm0pGWoHeC9gi9N5so%2f2ow3O5QCI%3d

It has been reported that certain industry groups are attempting to have the groundbreaking ABC TV Catalyst program "Wi-fried" banned. Watch it before it possibly disappears and you will see why. http://iview.abc.net.au/programs/catalyst/SC1502H003S00

Health Australia Party official policy on EMR. Scroll down to item 3.3.1. https://www.healthaustraliaparty.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/HAP-Current-Policies-12.5.16-1.pdf


Stop Smart Meters (US) email bulletin. https://actionnetwork.org/forms/subscribe-to-stop-smart-meters-monthly-bulletin?link_id=9&can_id=664231854226259c87104e823a0dc1cb&source=email-urgent-action-needed-att-on-warpath-to-destroy-californias-landline-network&email_referrer=urgent-action-needed-att-on-warpath-to-destroy-californias-landline-network&email_subject=urgent-action-needed-att-on-warpath-to-destroy-californias-landline-network

Free quarterly newsletter, "EMR and Health". Visit the website to download the info-packed back issues. http://emraustralia.com.au/website/emr-and-health-publications

Electrosensitivity UK Newsletter. http://es-uk.info/newsletters.html

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