UK-Mast plan in sensitive spot is scuppered

Mast plan in sensitive spot is scuppered

The planned site for the mast.

The planned site for the mast.

A controversial bid to site a 12-metre pole at a coastal beauty spot which was approved at the end of last year will now not go ahead.

As previously reported by the Gazette, Arqiva Ltd was given permission in December to erect the structure alongside the village green known as the Bullring, in Beadnell, which lies within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The mast is to be part of the smart meter communications network that will enable smart electricity and gas meters to homes and small businesses across Britain by 2020.

Read more: http://www.morpethherald.co.uk/news/local-news/mast-plan-in-sensitive-spot-is-scuppered-1-7809697#ixzz447kmYgHn

 

Cellphones Are a Potential Cancer Risk: Here’s Why

Wed., Mar. 23, 2016
Cellphones Are a Potential Cancer Risk: Here’s Why
By
Lloyd BurrellLloyd Burrell

Cellphones are hazardous because they use a low level radio frequency that modifies the tissues of the body. When held close to the head, brain tumors are a significant outcome.

Radio frequency is a type of non-ionizing radiation (does not knock electrons off atoms or molecules) that our bodies can easily absorb. It modifies the tissues of our bodies, especially areas that are most exposed to a cellphone.

Human cells exposed to radio frequency develop “stress” proteins, according to research by Prof. Martin Blank, Ph.D., Columbia University’s Dept. of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics. Such proteins are used for protection, meaning the cell is saying radio frequency is bad and the cell has to do something about it, he says.

This link shows people of all ages including children pressing cellphones to their ears.

Prof. Blank described his findings in 2009 in a 16-page presentation to the State of Virginia which was considering an application of the Allegheny, Va., Transmission Corp. for certification of electric cable facilities. He provided 40 exhibits, 181 publication papers, 22 book reviews and 26 European scientific articles in support of his findings.

39 Nations Combine on EMF Appeal

More recently, 190 independent scientists from 39 nations, members of EMF Scientist.org met in May 2015 and drafted an “International EMF Scientist Appeal” based on 2,000 research studies.

Their governments, the United Nations and World Health Organization were asked to alarm the public and develop stricter regulations on cellphone use. The U.K, France, Zambia and Russia are already cautioning citizens against allowing their children to use cellphones. Bans on ads that market cellphones to children have also been implemented.  The meeting published the statement below:

“We are scientists engaged in the study of biological and health effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic fields (EMF). Based upon peer-reviewed, published research, we have serious concerns regarding the ubiquitous and increasing exposure to EMF generated by electric and wireless devices.

“These include–but are not limited to–radiofrequency radiation (RFR) emitting devices, such as cellular and cordless phones and their base stations, Wi-Fi, broadcast antennas, smart meters, and baby monitors as well as electric devices and infra-structures used in the delivery of electricity that generate extremely-low frequency electromagnetic field (ELF EMF).

Science Shows Impact on Living Organisms

“Numerous recent scientific publications have shown that EMF affects living organisms at levels well below most international and national guidelines. Effects include increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damages, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and negative impacts on general well-being in humans. Damage goes well beyond the human race, as there is growing evidence of harmful effects to both plant and animal life.

“These findings justify our appeal to the UN and all member States in the world to encourage WHO to exert strong leadership in fostering the development of more protective EMF guidelines, encouraging precautionary measures, and educating the public about health risks, particularly risk to children and fetal development. By not taking action, WHO is failing to fulfill its role as the preeminent international public health agency.”

6.9 Billion Cellphones

World Health OrganizationWHO in 2014 noted there are 6.9 billion mobile phone subscriptions worldwide while at the same time cancer is on the rise across the globe with 14 million new diagnoses made in 2012 alone.

It’s estimated that 1,685,210 new cancer diagnoses would be made in the United States in 2016. With the rampant increase of cellphone usage and cancer, scientists everywhere have been carrying out studies to explore any link between cellphone use and cancer.

Australian Study Found Link

When cellphones are held close to the head, brain tumors are significant outcome. A 2009 Australian study found a correlation between cellphone use and glioma and acoustic neuroma, two types of brain tumors.

Men who carry their mobile phones in their pocket also have an increased chance of testicular cancer and cancer of the breast is a possible outcome for women who carry their phones in their bras. Cancers of  the lymph node, oral, skin, thyroid, pituitary, blood and the eye have been linked to cellphone use. It can induce memory loss, gene mutation, neurological disorders, sleep disorders, infertility and disintegration of the central nervous system.

READ full article at: http://www.odwyerpr.com/story/public/6568/2016-03-23/cellphones-are-potential-cancer-risk-heres-why.html

 

MA-LETTER: Advisories on Wi-Fi are buried

LETTER: Advisories on Wi-Fi are buried

  • Thank you for the Fay School lawsuit update. As former president of the Ashland Education Foundation and grant coordinator for Ashland Public Schools, I helped bring laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, etc., into our district. When an electrical engineering friend mentioned potential harm from Wi-Fi I felt morally obliged to investigate.

    I learned all Wi-Fi devices operate off high levels of unshielded microwave radiation that can cause electrohypersensitivity (EHS), infertility, cancers, behavioral issues, DNA damage and more. Children and fetuses are especially vulnerable (see bioinitiative.org)

    With health advisories buried in fine print (showthefineprint.org), our School Committee realized most folks, themselves included, didn’t know. Ashland Public Schools implemented Best Practices for Mobile Devices to keep safer distances and turn Wi-Fi off when not in use. I was grateful for this first step although scientists urge using only hard-wired technology. Our bodies cannot repair during sleep while fending off radiation emitted 24/7 by routers, devices, and the Worcester pilot program’s “smart” utility meters.

    I realized the rest of our citizens were in the dark, including our public health officials. So, I bought a meter and measured the radiation coming from Senator Karen Spilka’s cell phone and her district director’s laptop. Science indicates harm near .1 milliwatt per square centimeter, and both measured over 100 milliwatts. Senator Spilka introduced Senate Bill 1222: An Act creating a special commission to study the health impacts of electromagnetic fields, which is now under review.

    Readers are welcome to peruse my research repository for additional information and solutions, https://sites.google.com/site/understandingemfs/

    Cecelia Doucette

    Ashland

    http://www.telegram.com/article/20160326/NEWS/160329414

Smart meters: Tobacco scientist expert health testimony

While Americans are reporting adverse health impacts associated with wireless utility meters, Peter Valberg of the product defense firm Gradient provides health and safety testimony for smart meter deployment for industry and regulators. Sign the petition “No more tobacco science for the MA DPU” at Move On.org,
 
Petition challenging tobacco science for smart meters:
Petition is here:
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Subject: No More “Tobacco Science” Health Testimony for MA DPU
“Massachusetts residents are indirectly financing ‘junk science’ by tobacco scientist Peter Valberg  through taxes and utility rates.  This petition calls on the Gov.. the AGO, and the legislature to investigate lack of adequate health and environmental protections for residents, caused by possible collusion between Gradient Corporation, the MA Dept. of Public Utilities, and the corporations the DPU is supposed to regulate. “
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Patricia Burke

 

Canadians Leading Battle vs. Wi-Fi Pollution

Fri., Mar. 25, 2016
Canadians Leading Battle vs. Wi-Fi Pollution
By
Environmental Health Trust reportWi-Fi pollution is “Canada’s worst crime ever against humanity” but scientists, doctors and the “sinfully silent news media” are failing to warn the public, says WF health advocate Jerry Flynn.

Flynn, retired Canadian Armed Forces captain who spent 22 years in its “Electronic Warfare” unit, said scientists have known for more than 50 years that wireless products are not safe.

Programs on the hazards of cellphone radiation are “all over the TV news at least in Europe and Australia” but media ownership in North America, which is in the hands of “a few multinational corporations,” are mostly ignoring the subject, he said.

Worldwide Wi-Fi Planned

Five companies are planning to envelope the earth in Wi-Fi, he said–Google, which plans 200,000 Wi-Fi balloons at 62,500 feet; Space X, 4,000 satellites, 750 miles high; OneWeb, 648 satellites 500-590 miles high; Facebook, satellites, drones and lasers, and Outernet, low orbit microsatellites.

“Virtually the entire global population will be irradiated by 24/7/365 by 2020 whether they like it or not by pulsed, non-thermal microwave on the same frequency as microwave ovens–2.4 Gigahertz,” said Flynn.

The “world’s first Wi-Fi conference” is set for April 19-21 in Tysons Corner, Va. Thousands are expected to attend “Wi-Fi Now 2016.” Main sponsors are Samsung, Oracle and WiFIForward. More than 40 other sponsors are listed. Speakers are from Time Warner, T-Mobile, Google Access and other major companies.

More than 7,000 attended the annual International Wireless Communications Expo in Las Vegas from March 21-25. There were more than 370 exhibits and nearly 200 speakers. The slogan of the wireless industry is “Everything Wireless.” It has been held since 1977.

Said Flynn: “It is preposterous but tragically true that scientists and informed people around the world fear that today’s ongoing pandemic corruption, suppression of the truth, deception and lies, aided by a sinfully silent news media—unless it somehow can be stopped—will bring about the demise of mankind and all life on earth as we know it!”

Flynn said Canada’s only hope rests with the Canadian Medical Assn. and its provincial chapters.

“The corrupt authorities now in Health Canada, Industry Canada and elsewhere must be routed and held legally accountable. It simply boggles the mind that such a thing could possibly be happening in Canada—all because governments everywhere refuse to learn from the previous tobacco, asbestos, Thalidomide, etc., debacles!” he said.

Flynn said, “Canadians are being lied to about the alleged ‘safety’ of low-intensity, pulsed, non-thermal, non-ionizing radio frequency radiation which is emitted by all of today’s consumer wireless products as well as wireless ‘Smart’ utility meters and appliances.”

Flynn said the Canadian government is “blind to the decades-old corruption that is ongoing within the Minister of Health’s radiation protection bureau. Tragically for all persons living in Canada, our provincial governments have show themselves to be willfully silent to those of us who have made many attempts to alert them over the years.”

EMF Dangers Known Since 1950’s

“Despite an ever-growing mountain of compelling, peer-reviewed evidence amassed from scientists around the world since the 1950s, Canada’s news media chooses to remain largely silent,” he added.

“For that reason, it behooves Canada’s doctors and nurses to use their national organizations to notify the Prime Minister and Minister of Health, personally, of this outrageously evil crime against humanity!”

Sources of dangerous EMF, said Flynn, include wireless electric and gas utility monitors, cellphone towers, cordless phones, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi routers, Wi-Fi and Wi-MAX zones, GPS, tablet and laptop computers, TV games, remote control units for TV and other purposes, baby monitors and “Smart” appliances.

The mysteries of the electromagnetic spectrum are such that few people understand it, Flynn said. Governments and media are needed to step in and fill the void.

The Soviets, Flynn noted, irradiated the U.S. Embassy in Moscow from 1953-1976 for 6-8 hours a day using frequencies between 600 megahertz and 950 megahertz emitting power 1,000 times weaker than most of today’s international “safe” standards. Despite the low dosage, two ambassadors died of brain tumors, a third contracted leukemia-like symptoms and died, and at least 16 female staffers developed breast cancer. Many other staffers had various illness, said Flynn.

Cellphones use frequencies in the 900 MHz range and wireless utility meters are at the 910 MHz level. “Scientists note that harmful effects of EMF are cumulative and can take from 10 to 40 years before an illness becomes apparent,” said Flynn.
Environmental Group Tracks EMF in 20 Nations

The Environmental Health Trust has published an 18-page report detailing efforts to curtail electromagnetic radiation in 20 nations.

Covered are policies relating to exposure of children to Wi-Fi and other sources of radiation; cellphone tower emission standards; mandatory radiation labeling; publicizing of Wi-Fi “hotspots”; publication of cell antennae maps for the country; informing schools of the health dangers of EMF; advertising bans in some countries, and passing “Cellphone Right to Know” legislation.

Category: Public Affairs
http://www.odwyerpr.com/story/public/6589/2016-03-25/canadians-leading-battle-vs-wi-fi-pollution.html

Attorney General Madigan: Get Smart About Smart Meters

Attorney General Madigan: Get Smart About Smart Meters

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Attorney General Urges Consumers to Understand Smart Meter Data, its Benefits and Potential Pitfalls

Chicago —(ENEWSPF)-March 25, 2016.  Attorney General Lisa Madigan today issued a consumer alert urging Illinois residents to do their homework on smart meters – how they work, what type of data they collect, how the data can be used and if you authorize it, who can access it. Smart meters may help households lower electricity bills if the data is monitored and used properly, but Madigan warned that special packages that utility companies market don’t always result in savings.

Madigan urged consumers to make sure they understand and monitor their smart meter data before sharing it with any third parties or signing up for new electricity plans. Consumers should also be aware that sharing smart meter data may open them up to a deluge of advertising and special offers from alternative electricity suppliers. Alternative electricity suppliers – companies that sell electricity to ComEd and Ameren customers – have begun efforts to persuade consumers to share this data with them. If a consumer agrees to share their smart meter data, the alternative supplier will likely use it to send frequent advertising and special offers for programs that may not actually save consumers money.

“Smart meters are new and many people are unaccustomed to using them,” Madigan said. “Learning how to read and monitor the data to change your energy usage habits is the only sure way to lower electricity bills. Providing smart meter data to an alternative electricity supplier will not guarantee savings, but it will expose you to relentless advertising and marketing pitches.”

Smart meters are being installed at homes across Illinois to modernize how the state’s electricity utilities, including ComEd and Ameren, measure electricity usage. These meters digitally record information that may help consumers better understand their energy usage habits. In turn, the utility companies can use the data to offer special pricing programs to those customers who are able to closely monitor their usage and change their energy habits.

Madigan offers a few important points about smart meters:

  • A “smart meter” is a wireless device that digitally records how much electricity you use in short intervals, providing a precise look at your energy usage habits.
  • Having a smart meter does not – on its own – lower your electricity usage or lower your electricity bill.
  • The data provided by a smart meter can only lower your electricity costs if you first learn how to read the data, then take the time to monitor your electricity usage and ultimately change your energy usage habits.
  • ComEd and Ameren are not allowed to share your smart meter data with alternative electricity suppliers or other third parties unless you sign an authorization allowing them to do so.
  • If you have a smart meter, an alternative electricity supplier may contact you by phone, by mail, or in person to persuade you to sign an authorization form and share your smart meter data for the previous two years, and for the next two years.
  • Beware that signing an authorization to provide smart meter data may lead to solicitations from alternative electricity suppliers about programs that may or may not reduce your electricity bill.
  • It is entirely up to you whether you share any smart meter data with any third party.
  • If you decide to share your smart meter data, an alternative electricity supplier will have access to it until your service ends or for six months after you sign the authorization, whichever occurs later.

If you are thinking of sharing smart meter data with an alternative electricity supplier, consider the following:

  • Smart meter data can reveal details about your life. Spikes in electricity use may indicate when you are home, while low use may indicate you are not home.
  • Only sign an authorization form if you are comfortable sharing your name, account number, and electricity data. Be sure you understand how to terminate your authorization if you change your mind.
  • You may revoke your authorization at any time.

For more information on smart meters and other public utility matters, please visit Attorney General Madigan’s Public Utilities Resources page at http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/consumers/public_utilities.html or call Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s Consumer Fraud Bureau:

https://enewspf.com/2016/03/25/attorney-general-madigan-get-smart-about-smart-meters/

This is the website of Diana Broughton, featured in the article, showing her rashes from the cell tower

Please click on link to see the photos:   http://burntbyaphonemast.weebly.com/

IMPORTANT NOTE – I was not aware of the presence of the phone mast until AFTER the development of my symptoms, so it cannot be claimed that I was worried by the presence of a mast and therefore ‘invented’ symptoms. I had no idea there was a phone mast in the area, and even if I had been aware of its presence from the start, I wouldn’t have been unduly worried because I wasn’t aware of the effects that they could have.

Diana Hilary Boughton,
South Herefordshire

This is an abstract of Professor Johansson’s research:
Exp Dermatol. 1997 Dec;6(6):283-91.
Skin changes in “screen dermatitis” versus classical UV- and ionizing irradiation-related damage–similarities and differences.
Gangi S1, Johansson O
An increasing number of persons say that they get cutaneous problems as well as symptoms from certain internal organs, such as the central nervous system (CNS) and the heart, when being close to electric equipment. A major group of these patients are the users of video display terminals (VDTs), who claim to have subjective and objective skin- and mucosa-related symptoms, such as pain, itch, heat sensation, erythema, papules, and pustules. The CNS symptoms are, e.g. dizziness, tiredness, and headache. Erythema, itch, heat sensation, edema and pain are also common symptoms of sunburn (UV dermatitis). Alterations have been observed in cell populations of the skin of patients suffering from so-called “screen dermatitis” similar to those observed in the skin damaged due to ultraviolet (UV) light or ionizing radiation. In “screen dermatitis” patients a much higher number of mast cells have been observed. It is known that UVB irradiation induces mast cell degranulation and release of TNF-alpha. The high number of mast cells present in the “screen dermatitis” patients and the possible release of specific substances, such as histamine, may explain their clinical symptoms of itch, pain, edema and erythema. The most remarkable change among cutaneous cells, after exposure with the above-mentioned irradiation sources, is the disappearance of the Langerhans’ cells. This change has also been observed in “screen dermatitis” patients, again pointing to a common cellular and molecular basis. The results of this literature study demonstrate that highly similar changes exist in the skin of “screen dermatitis” patients, as regards the clinical manifestations as well as alterations in the cell populations, and in skin damaged by UV light or ionizing radiation.

If you want to ask the UK Government to recognise EHS, please sign this petition:
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California Parents Are Protesting in The Streets With Signs.

Friday, March 25, 2016

California Parents Are Protesting in The Streets With Signs.

Parents in California are advocating for safer schools. Here are parents standing in front of their school in the Fullerton School District with a sign to inform teachers and parents about the risk of the wireless system.


Stop Smart Meters! Bulletin

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From: “StopSmartMeters.org via ActionNetwork.org” <info@stopsmartmeters.org>

Date: Mar 24, 2016 5:22:42 PM

Subject: March 2016 Stop Smart Meters! Bulletin

Stop Smart Meters! Bulletin

March 2016 — Volume 33

Web: http://stopsmartmeters.org E-Mail: info@stopsmartmeters.org Twitter: @stopsmeters Post: P.O. Box 682 Portola, CA 96122

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QUOTE OF THE MONTH

This technology is hurting us, I say. I blame the microwave for most of our problems. Anything that gets that hot without fire, that’s from the devil. You don’t believe me, you put a hot pocket in there for three or four minutes, pop that thing in your mouth, if that’s not hell, ladies and gentlemen, I don’t know what is.”

-Ellen Degeneres

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CONTENTS:

1.  Action Needed on US Senate Bill 2012

2.  Overcharging Reported from Bi-Monthly Reads and Estimated Billing

3.  New ED88T Electro-Smog Meters Available in Our Shop

4.  New 2016 Edition Brochures Available in Our Shop

5.  Smithville, TX Awareness Sparks Smart Meter Backlash

6.  Last Wild Areas on Earth At Risk from Microwave Exposure

7.  A “War on Energy?” An Analysis of Take Back Your Power’s Rhetoric

8.  Smart Meter Resources from Ronald Powell Ph.D.

9.  Lawsuit Filed by Sacramento Resident Against SMUD

10.  Courts: One Win, One Loss for RF Safety Campaign

11.  Australian Wireless Investigation Threatens Industry

12.  Montana Statewide Radio Hosts Stop Smart Meters!

13.  News Briefs: Science, Corruption, and Public Backlash

Court refuses to block Berkeley law requiring cell phone warnings

Court refuses to block Berkeley law requiring cell phone warnings

Bob Egelko, SF Gate, Mar 23, 2016

Picture caption: A man talks on his phone while walking past an AT&T store on Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley, Calif. on Saturday, July 12, 2014. An appeals court on Wednesday, March 23, 2016, allowed a Berkeley law requiring customers to be told of potential radiation dangers in carrying cell phones too close to the body.

A federal appeals court denied a request Wednesday by cell phone companies to halt enforcement of a Berkeley ordinance requiring retailers to tell customers that carrying switched-on phones next to their bodies might expose them to radiation levels above federal guidelines.

A federal judge had allowed the ordinance to take effect Jan. 25, rejecting arguments by CTIA-The Wireless Association that the city was violating retailers’ free-speech rights by requiring them to communicate a message they opposed.

CTIA asked the U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco for a stay while it appealed the ruling, but a court panel refused Wednesday on a 2-1 vote.

The measure requires sellers to notify customers that the Federal Communications Commission sets radiation guidelines for cell phones and that a user may be exposed to levels that exceed those guidelines by carrying a phone in a pocket or tucked into a bra when the device is connected to a wireless network.

The ordinance originally also required the notice to state that “this potential risk is greater for children,” but the City Council removed that language after U.S. District Judge Edward Chen ruled in September that it was not based on the federal standards but was a matter of scientific debate.

His ruling blocked the entire ordinance from taking effect. But in January, Chen allowed the city to start enforcing the narrowed warning about carrying switched-on cell phones and said it was consistent with FCC research and guidelines.

He said Berkeley was not violating the free-speech rights of CTIA and its members, who remain free to criticize the message as long as they comply with the law.

In seeking a stay, the industry group told the appeals court that Berkeley’s customer warning was “deliberately misleading and inflammatory” and would “create needless public anxiety about a product that is a part of consumers’ everyday lives.”

Judges Milan Smith and Morgan Christen voted to keep the ordinance in effect during CTIA’s appeal. Judge Carlos Bea dissented.

Bob Egelko is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: begelko@sfchronicle.com Twitter: @egelko

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Berkeley’s ‘Right to Know’ Cell Phone Radiation Warning Ordinance Now in Effect

Jean Elle, NBC Bay Area, Mar 21, 2016

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Berkeleys-Right-to-Know-Cell-Phone-Radiation-Warning-Ordinance-Now-in-Effect-373027781.html

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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