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21 October 2017

New York: Long Islanders Sue Over Health Concerns About New Cellphone Towers

“This is an issue that is critical — not just to all of Long Island, but all of the United States,” said plaintiffs’ attorney Andrew Campanelli, “because across the United States, no wireless facilities are being tested.”

Long Islanders Sue Over Health Concerns About New Cellphone Towers
newyork.cbslocal.com, 19 October 2017

MINEOLA, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Long Island residents are raising health concerns as cellphone transmission equipment continues to be installed in many areas.

As CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan reported, some neighbors are joining together to fight towers going up close to their homes, schools and houses of worship.

Jodi and Peter Abraham anxiously clutched their just-filed federal lawsuit as they walked out of Nassau County Supreme Court Thursday, challenging hundreds of unregulated and wireless facilities, still going up by the dozens across Huntington and Oyster Bay.

“We are not anti-tech. We are not anti-cellphone,” Peter Abraham said. “But we believe cell towers should be put up in a responsible way.”

WHO Conference on Noncommunicable Diseases - Radiation, Any Radiation, is Missing

WHO conference on noncommunicable diseases – radiation, any radiation, is missing
by Dariusz Lesczczynski, betweenrockandhardplace.wordpress.com, 20 October 2017

WHO Global Conference on Noncommunicable diseases: Enhancing policy coherence between different spheres of policy making that have a bearing on attaining SDG target 3.4 on NCDs by 2030.

Montevideo, Uruguay, October 18-20 2017.

One of the documents of the conference is The Montevideo Roadmap:

“…highlights the need for coordinated and coherent action from all sectors and the whole of society, as many of the main drivers of ill health lie outside the control of health ministries, systems and professionals. Non-State actors, including civil society and industry, have important roles to play.”

Cell Phone Toxins Absorbed by YOU

Letter from Prof. Olle Johansson to Dr. Brad Weeks, commenting on Dr. Marc Arazi's latest press release on Phonegate: "Welcome to La La Land":

Cell phone toxins absorbed by YOU
Posted by Bradford S. Weeks, MDweeksmd.com, 16 October 2017

Dr. Weeks’ Comment: My friend and colleague Olle Johansson, associate professor The Experimental Dermatology Unit Department of Neuroscience Karolinska Institute 171 77 Stockholm Sweden sent me this. He is losing his academic position due in part to his tenaciously clarifying and broadcasting the dangers of electrical pollution.

Dr Brad,

Please, see this very important press release, new to some of you, but I guess many of you already know about it:

http://arazi.fr/wp2/2017/10/press-release-phonegate-welcome-to-la-la-land/

My personal comment to it: The most recent research, like the “Phonegate” data from France, investigating the real radiation levels at ordinary close contact between body and phone, do not indicate that current RF exposure levels are just a fraction of what national and international exposure guidelines permit, quite the opposite. They clearly show that the recorded exposure levels actually are 3 times higher than the allowed maximal ones, so the differences pointed out by me for many years may be even bigger. As you know, this revelation has created a huge scandal in France, with ramifications all the way up to their National Assembly and Senate, as well as up to the European Union. Similar figures are now starting to emerge from other countries and laboratories, pointing to the flawed FCC and ICNIRP guidelines (also having been a theme for my endless nagging for years). — As a matter of fact, such guidelines lack any form of biologically-based exposure standards or hygienic safety levels (the only such latter ever proposed by myself*). Instead the safety of these gadgets are determined using so-called technical recommendations based on acute heating of fluid-filled plastic dolls, and only allowing you to make one (!) single, 6-minute long, mobile phone call once in your life-time. Does that make you feel safe?

20 October 2017

Phonegate: Dr. George Carlo Supports International Action

Phonegate:  Dr. George Carlo Supports International Action
by Marc Arazi, arazi.fr, 20 October 2017

Message from Marc Arazi: "Yesterday in Paris, where he made a brief stop, I had the great pleasure of meeting Dr. George Carlo, world-renowned scientist and precursor in 1999 of the information on the health risks of mobile telephony. At the time, Dr. Carlo led an important study for industry, costing more than 20 million dollars. A courageous person and scientist of integrity, he has not hesitated to expose the dangers that his studies have shown. It is a real honor to be able to work with him on this public health issue. He gladly agreed to leave this short video message [in English] to support the international action against the health and industrial scandal of Phonegate. Many thanks, George!"

View video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=41&v=FFhiCjTls

Original message in French:
http://arazi.fr/wp2/2017/10/video-phonegate-le-dr-george-carlo-apporte-son-soutien-a-laction-internationale/

19 October 2017

Did an Obsolete, Poorly Maintained Power Grid Spark California Fires?

The sun shines through smoke and haze from wildfires
in Santa Rosa, Calif. (Jeff Chiu / AP)
Did an Obsolete, Poorly Maintained Power Grid Spark California Fires?
by Harvey Wasserman, Truth Dig, 
17 October 2017

The raging fires and toxic smoke clouds pouring through Northern California can only be described as apocalyptic.

Were they sparked by Pacific Gas & Electric’s centralized grid?

And where are our federal government and national media?

More than 40 people are dead; many more are missing. Given how fast the fires raced through the region, it’s possible that other humans—as well as farm animals, pets and wildlife—have been incinerated.

In many cases, the margin for escape was five minutes or less. Some people who did not leave their homes at the first sign of danger died. Some stood in home swimming pools for hours while everything burned around them. Flames leaped over Highway 101 and other major roads, creating firestorms with temperatures of 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit and more.

Experts Expose Health Risks of Wireless Devices

Experts Expose Health Risks of Wireless Devices
publicnewsservice.org, 19 October 2017

(Photo):  The National Coalition For Responsible Technology is calling for a moratorium on cell towers and cell antennas near homes, hospitals, schools and children's recreation areas. (Theodora Scarato/NCRT)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — As wireless communication increasingly becomes a way of life, some health advocates say there is little-to-no communication about the health risks associated with radiation emitted by devices such as cellphones.

Theodora Scarato, executive director at the Environmental Health Trust, organized a rally at the U.S. Supreme Court to proclaim the public's right to know about the dangers of wireless communications.

"I think the public has the right to know that these devices emit radiation,” Scarato said. “But we need to do more than that. We need to be contacting our elected officials, you know, calling that we be informed, that there be public notice and public hearings."

18 October 2017

7 Ways EMF Technology Seriously Threatens Entire Populations

7 Ways EMF Technology Seriously Threatens Entire Populations
Posted by M M , galacticconnection.com, 10 October 2017

HUMANS ARE FREE

Recently, over 180 medics and scientists sent a document to the European Union appealing for the suspension of the new 5G EMF technology planned to roll out. Essentially, the 11 page document warns that EMF technology is a serious environmental hazard, harmful to life.

That the new 5G EMF technology has not been properly tested for safety and has been blindly approved without health evaluation. The medics and scientists call for a proper health evaluation and while being carried out a suspension of the 5G.

However, the unconditional push for EMF technology continues. The push involves a number of individuals, particularly those in high places, biased and blinded by money or the want for control, only seeing the EMF technology’s advantages.

Intensive Smartphone Use May Be Harmful to Our Cognitive Capabilities, Study Suggests

Intensive smartphone use may be harmful to our cognitive capabilities, study suggests
by Eric W. Dolan, psypost.org, 10 October 2017
(Photo credit:  Jorge Gonzalez)

A new study published in the journal PLOS One provides preliminary evidence that smartphones are linked to reduced cognitive abilities. The researchers found intensive smartphone use was associated with reduced math performance in particular.

“I got interested in smartphone behaviors because I noticed that many people, including myself, experienced a change in their personal interactions and social behaviours after purchasing smartphones,” said Aviad Hadar of Ben-Gurion University, the study’s corresponding author.

We Need to Talk About Kids and Smartphones

We Need to Talk About Kids and Smartphones
by Markham Heid, Time, Updated 10 October 2017 - Extract

Read article in full here.

Nina Langton, 17, at her dormitory in Mass., 
Oct. 2017.  Rania Matar for TIME
The latest statistics on teen mental health underscore the urgency of this debate.

Between 2010 and 2016, the number of adolescents who experienced at least one major depressive episode leapt by 60%, according to a nationwide survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The 2016 survey of 17,000 kids found that about 13% of them had a major depressive episode, compared to 8% of the kids surveyed in 2010. Suicide deaths among people age 10 to 19 have also risen sharply, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Young women are suffering most; a CDC report released earlier this year showed suicide among teen girls has reached 40-year highs. All this followed a period during the late-1990s and early 2000s when rates of adolescent depression and suicide mostly held steady or declined.

Monsanto's 'Jaw-Dropping' Deception Exposed in 'Whitewash'

Monsanto's 'Jaw-Dropping' Deception Exposed in 'Whitewash'
by Stacy Malkan, U.S. Right to Know / EcoWatch, 10 October 2017

Carey Gillam's new book is available now from Island Press: Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, Cancer, and the Corruption of Science.

Gilliam's Whitewash is a hard-hitting investigation into the most widely used agrichemical in history, based on 20 years of research and scores of internal industry documents. For decades, glyphosate has been lauded as the chemical that's "safe enough to drink," but a growing body of scientific research ties glyphosate to cancers and a host of other health and environmental threats.

Whitewash is a "must-read," sayid Booklist. Kirkus Reviews called Whitewash a "hard-hitting, eye-opening narrative," and a "forceful argument for an agricultural regulatory environment that puts public interest above corporate profits."

Q: Carey, you've been reporting on pesticides and Monsanto for nearly 20 years. As a journalist, why was it important to write a book about the topic? Why now?