Say no to smart meters

Say no to smart meters

Smart meters © iStock

The government’s money-saving, energy-tracking revolution has turned into another costly damp squib.

They were hailed as a technological advance that would save us all money, eliminate billing errors and revolutionise the way we use energy in our homes. But so far, smart meters are proving to be anything but a smart decision.

More than 1.5 million smart meters installed in homes are not working properly, says Victoria Bischoff in the Daily Mail. The main problem is that many smart meters go dumb when you switch supplier, meaning they stop automatically sending meter readings. If this happens, you have to go back to supplying readings manually, as with a traditional meter.

Around 940,000 smart meters are believed to have gone dumb, according to government figures. A further 640,000 have been installed in unoccupied new-build homes, or where the customer has switched to a small supplier who hasn’t supplied data to the government.

This problem is meant to have stopped with the introduction of second-generation smart meters, but these versions only work if the meter is compatible with local communications networks. As a result, only 300 of the 20,000 meters that have been installed are in the north of England and Scotland, where there are problems with connectivity.

Even if you are lucky enough to have a smart meter that still works, you may not be saving as much money as you’d hoped. Earlier this year the government admitted that its pledge that a smart meter would save the average household £26 a year had been a massive overestimate. In fact, they are saving households less than half that, at just £11 a year. Given the fact that energy bills have risen to cover the £11bn cost of roll out, it’s hard to see how a smart meter is saving any member of the public money.

Believers argue that smart meters are needed because they are “an essential foundation for much of the UK’s energy future”, says Adam Vaughan in the Guardian. The government is on a mission to get 50 million smart meters installed by 2020. But until the current problems are ironed out, the smart meter revolution is “at risk of being short-circuited”.

Given that, it’s worth being aware that smart meters aren’t mandatory, even though many energy firms are pushing them hard. All providers will be required to offer them eventually, but you don’t have to accept. You can also say no at first, and then change your mind at a later date.

https://moneyweek.com/495707/say-no-to-smart-meters/

FREE WEBINAR-The Health Impact of Cell Phone Radiation: WHAT WE KNOW NOW

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Recent Research on Wireless Radiation and Electromagnetic Fields

I have been circulating abstracts of newly-published scientific papers on wireless radiation and electromagnetic fields (EMF) about once or twice a month since August, 2016. These updates are sent to several hundred EMF scientists around the world.

Since I have received numerous requests to post the abstracts on this website, I have compiled the collection into a document. The complete collection of abstracts from more than 400 papers can be downloaded by clicking on the following link:

http://bit.ly/EMF180925

Note: This link will change when new abstracts are added to the compilation.
See EMF-Portal for a searchable database of EMF studies. The Portal contains over 26,000 publications and 6,000 summaries of scientific studies on the effects of EMF. The Portal is a project of RWTH University Hospital in Aachen, Germany.

Latest edition
Commentary on NTP cell phone data for assessing human health risks despite unfounded criticisms aimed at minimizing findings
Melnick RL. Commentary on the utility of the National Toxicology Program study on cell phone radiofrequency radiation data for assessing human health risks despite unfounded criticisms aimed at minimizing the findings of adverse health effects. Environ Res. 2018 Sep 19;168:1-6. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2018.09.010.

Abstract

The National Toxicology Program (NTP) conducted two-year studies of cell phone radiation in rats and mice exposed to CDMA- or GSM-modulated radiofrequency radiation (RFR) at exposure intensities in the brain of rats that were similar to or only slightly higher than potential, localized human exposures from cell phones held next to the head. This study was designed to test the (null) hypothesis that cell phone radiation at non-thermal exposure intensities could not cause adverse health effects, and to provide dose-response data for any detected toxic or carcinogenic effects. Partial findings released from that study showed significantly increased incidences and/or trends for gliomas and glial cell hyperplasias in the brain and schwannomas and Schwann cell hyperplasias in the heart of exposed male rats. These results, as well as the findings of significantly increased DNA damage (strand breaks) in the brains of exposed rats and mice, reduced pup birth weights when pregnant dams were exposed to GSM- or CDMA-modulated RFR, and the induction of cardiomyopathy of the right ventricle in male and female rats clearly demonstrate that the null hypothesis has been disproved. The NTP findings are most important because the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified RFR as a “possible human carcinogen” based largely on increased risks of gliomas and acoustic neuromas (which are Schwann cell tumors on the acoustic nerve) among long term users of cell phones. The concordance between rats and humans in cell type affected by RFR strengthens the animal-to-human association. This commentary addresses several unfounded criticisms about the design and results of the NTP study that have been promoted to minimize the utility of the experimental data on RFR for assessing human health risks. In contrast to those criticisms, an expert peer-review panel recently concluded that the NTP studies were well designed, and that the results demonstrated that both GSM- and CDMA-modulated RFR were carcinogenic to the heart (schwannomas) and brain (gliomas) of male rats.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30243215

Evaluation of Genotoxicity of Cell Phone Radiation in Male and Female Rats and Mice Following Subchronic Exposure
Smith-Roe SL, Wyde ME, Stout MD, Winters JW, Hobbs CA, Shepard KG, Green AS, Kissling GE, Tice RR, Bucher JR, Witt KL. Evaluation of the genotoxicity of cell phone radiofrequency radiation in male and female rats and mice following subchronic exposure. 49th Annual Meeting of the Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society. San Antonio, Texas, Sep 22-26, 2018. Environmental and Molecular Mutagenesis; 59 (Suppl. 1): 85-85.  Meeting abstract: P9.  Sep 2018.

National Toxicology Program/NIEHS, Research Triangle Park, NC, and Integrated Laboratory Systems, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC.

Abstract

The National Toxicology Program tested the two common radiofrequency radiation (RFR) modulations emitted by cellular telephones in a 2-year rodent cancer bioassay that included additional animal cohorts for interim assessments of genotoxicity endpoints.

Male and female Sprague Dawley rats and B6C3F1/N mice were exposed from gestation day 5 or postnatal day 35, respectively, to code division multiple access (CDMA) or global system for mobile (GSM) modulations semi-continuously for 18 h/day in 10 min intervals in reverberation chambers at specific absorption rates (SAR) of 1.5, 3, or 6 W/kg (rats) or 2.5, 5, or 10 W/kg (mice). Rats and mice were exposed at 900 MHz or 1900 MHz, respectively. The interim cohorts, 5 animals per treatment group, were examined after 19 (rats) or 13 (mice) weeks of exposure for evidence of RFR-induced genotoxicity. DNA damage was assessed in three brain regions (frontal cortex, hippocampus, and cerebellum), and in liver cells and blood leukocytes using the comet assay. Chromosomal damage was assessed in peripheral blood erythrocytes using the micronucleus assay.

DNA damage was significantly increased in the frontal cortex of male mice (both modulations), peripheral leukocytes of female mice (CDMA only), and hippocampus of male rats (CDMA only). DNA damage was nominally elevated in several other tissues of RFR-exposed rats, although statistical significance was not achieved. No significant increases in micronucleated red blood cells were observed in rats or mice.

These results suggest that exposure to RFR has the potential to induce measurable DNA damage under certain exposure conditions.

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/em.22231

Personal exposure to radio-frequency electromagnetic fields in Europe: Is there a generation gap?

Eeftens M, Struchen B, Birks LE, Cardis E, Estarlich M, Fernandez MF, Gajšek P, Gallastegi M, Huss A, Kheifets L, Meder IK, Olsen J, Torrent M, Trček T, Valič B, Vermeulen R, Vrijheid M, van Wel L, Guxens M, Röösli M. Personal exposure to radio-frequency electromagnetic fields in Europe: Is there a generation gap? Environ Int. 2018 Sep 11;121(Pt 1):216-226. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2018.09.002.

Highlights

• Exposure to RF-EMF from uplink sources is higher in parents than in their children.
• Diurnal patterns for uplink indicate more phone use between 8 AM and 8 PM.
• Exposure to RF-EMF is correlated between children and parents from the same family.
• Higher RF-EMF levels are found in transport, where the uplink contribution is relatively high.
• The lowest levels are measured at home, school and work, where people spend most time.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) from mobile communication technologies is changing rapidly. To characterize sources and associated variability, we studied the differences and correlations in exposure patterns between children aged 8 to 18 and their parents, over the course of the day, by age, by activity pattern, and for different metrics of exposure.

METHODS: Using portable RF-EMF measurement devices, we collected simultaneous real-time personal measurements of RF-EMF over 24 to 72 h in 294 parent-child pairs from Denmark, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Switzerland, and Spain. The devices measured the power flux density (mW/m2) in 16 different frequency bands every 4 s, and activity diary Apps kept by the participants were used to collect time-activity information in real-time. We analyzed their exposures by activity, for the different source constituents of exposure: downlink (radiation emitted from mobile phone base stations), uplink (transmission from phone to base station), broadcast, DECT (digital enhanced cordless telecommunications) and Wi-Fi. We looked at the correlations between parents and children overall, during day (06:00-22.00) and night (22:00-06:00) and while spending time at home.

RESULTS: The mean of time-weighted average personal exposures was 0.16 mW/m2 for children and 0.15 mW/m2 for parents, on average predominantly originating from downlink sources (47% for children and 45% for parents), followed by uplink (18% and 27% respectively) and broadcast (25% and 19%). On average, exposure for downlink and uplink were highest during the day, and for Wi-Fi and DECT during the evening. Exposure during activities where most of the time is spent (home, school and work) was relatively low whereas exposure during travel and outside activities was higher. Exposure to uplink increased with age among young people, while DECT decreased slightly. Exposure to downlink, broadcast, and Wi-Fi showed no obvious trend with age. We found that exposure to total RF-EMF is correlated among children and their parents (Rspearman = 0.45), especially while at home (0.62) and during the night (0.60). Correlations were higher for environmental sources such as downlink (0.57) and broadcast (0.62) than for usage-related exposures such as uplink (0.29).

CONCLUSION: The generation gap between children and their parents is mostly evident in uplink exposure, due to more and longer uplink and cordless phone calls among parents, and their tendency to spend slightly more time in activities with higher environmental RF-EMF exposure, such as travel. Despite these differences in personal behavior, exposure to RF-EMF is moderately correlated between children and their parents, especially exposures resulting from environmental RF-EMF sources.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30216774

Mobile antenna’s impact on human health

Subhan F, Khan A, Ahmed S, Malik SN, Bakshah ST, Tahir S. Mobile antenna’s and its impact on human health. J Medical Imaging and Health Informatics. 8(6):1266-1273. DOI: 10.1166/jmihi.2018.2296. Aug 2018.

Abstract

Mobile phones operate by communicating with a base station or cellular antennas. As mobile phone and its base station is a two way radio, they emit radio frequency radiation as a means of communication and hence can expose people near them to these radiations. Several research studies have found a link between cellular antennas and health effects on people living near antennas. These include cardiovascular problems, skin complaints, fatigue, sleep disturbance, memory loss, irritability, visual disruptions, hearing problems, depression, and dizziness. An extensive literature review was done to study the effect of mobileantennas on health including cancer. These studies concluded that incidence of cancer cases was remarkably higher among people who resided in 400 meters from mobile antennas, in comparison to those who lived further away. Females reported statistically more health complaints than males. Inhabitants living close to cellular antennas are also at increased risk for developing neuropsychiatric complaints. There are many proposed national and international criteria, for regulating and approving safety guidelines. All telecommunication companies should follow these safety standards.

http://www.ingentaconnect.com/contentone/asp/jmihi/2018/00000008/00000006/art00023

Individual variation in temporal relationships between RF exposure & physical symptoms: A new approach in studying ‘electrosensitivity’

Bogers RP, van Gils A, Clahsen SCS, Vercruijsse W, van Kamp I, Baliatsas C, Rosmalen JGM, Bolte JFB. Individual variation in temporal relationships between exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields and non-specific physical symptoms: A new approach in studying ‘electrosensitivity’. Environ Int. 2018 Sep 15;121(Pt 1):297-307. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2018.08.064.

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Everyday exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) emitted from wireless devices such as mobile phones and base stations, radio and television transmitters is ubiquitous. Some people attribute non-specific physical symptoms (NSPS) such as headache and fatigue to exposure to RF-EMF. Most previous laboratory studies or studies that analyzed populations at a group level did not find evidence of an association between RF-EMF exposure and NSPS.

OBJECTIVES: We explored the association between exposure to RF-EMF in daily life and the occurrence of NSPS in individual self-declared electrohypersensitive persons using body worn exposimeters and electronic diaries.

METHODS: We selected seven individuals who attributed their NSPS to RF-EMF exposure. The level of and variability in personal RF-EMF exposure and NSPS were determined during a three-week period. Data were analyzed using time series analysis in which exposure as measured and recorded in the diary was correlated with NSPS.

RESULTS: We found statistically significant correlations between perceived and actual exposure to wireless internet (WiFi – rate of change and number of peaks above threshold) and base stations for mobile telecommunications (GSM + UMTS downlink, rate of change) and NSPS scores in four of the seven participants. In two persons a higher EMF exposure was associated with higher symptom scores, and in two other persons it was associated with lower scores. Remarkably, we found no significant correlations between NSPS and time-weighted average power density, the most commonly used exposure metric.

CONCLUSIONS: RF-EMF exposure was associated either positively or negatively with NSPS in some but not all of the selected self-declared electrohypersensitive persons.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30227317

A 3D human body blockage model for outdoor millimeter-wave cellular communication

Han B. Wang L, Schotten HD. A 3D human body blockage model for outdoor millimeter-wave cellular communication. Physical Communication, 25(Part 2):502-510. Dec 2017.

Blocking is one of the most important challenges in exploiting millimeter-wave for fifth-generation (5G) cellular communication systems. Compared to blockages caused by buildings or terrains, human body blockage exhibits a higher complexity due to the mobility and dynamic statistics of humans. To support development of outdoor millimeter-wave cellular systems, in this paper we present a novel 3D physical model of human body blockage. Based on the proposed model, the impact of human body blockage on frame-based data transmission is discussed, with respect to the system specifications and environment conditions.

https://ac.els-cdn.com/S1874490717301416/1-s2.0-S1874490717301416-main.pdf?_tid=6f9056cc-5d4c-4122-ac47-95400c448af1&acdnat=1536950496_e5a38b706a7bd8e8c32660210b15710d


Mobile Phone Distance from Head and Temperature Changes of Radio Frequency Waves on Brain Tissue

Forouharmajd F, Ebrahimi H, Pourabdian S. Mobile Phone Distance from Head and Temperature Changes of Radio Frequency Waves on Brain Tissue. Int J Prev Med. 2018 Jul 20;9:61. doi: 10.4103/ijpvm.IJPVM_70_17.

Abstract

Background: Analyzing the possible negative effects of using cell phones on the users’ health is an important and vital affair due to rapid growth and extensive use of these devices on human communications and interactions. The aim of this study was to determine the effect of increasing the distance of cell phones to brain tissue on the temperature of the central and gray matters of brain due to the heat generated by radio frequency waves.

Methods:This study was an experimental study. A cow’s brain tissue was analyzed in a compartment with three thicknesses of 2, 12, and 22 mm, in the distances of 4 mm and 4 cm from a cell phone for 15 min. Lutron thermometer was used to measure the tissue temperature, and the data analysis were done by Lutron and MATLAB software packages.

Results: The tissue temperature was increased while confronting with a cell phone in distances of 4 mm and 4 cm in all the three thicknesses of 2, 12, and 22 mm. The tissue temperature was higher after removing the confrontation at 4 mm distance as compared to the distance of 4 cm.

Conclusions: During confrontation and after that with the cell phone, reducing the distance of brain tissue and the cell phone increased the tissue temperature intensely. In fact, by increasing the cell phone distance from brain tissue, the thermal effect of radiofrequency waves was reduced.

Open access paper: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6071445/

The effects of radiofrequency radiation on mice fetus weight, length and tissues

Alimohammadi I, Ashtarinezhad A, Asl BM, Masruri B, Moghadasi N. The effects of radiofrequency radiation on mice fetus weight, length and tissues.
Data Brief. 2018 Jun 30;19:2189-2194. doi: 10.1016/j.dib.2018.06.107.

Abstract

The public concern of harmful effects of radiofrequency radiation exposure, especially with rapid increase in the use of wireless and telecommunication devices, is increasing. Some studies show fetal and developmental abnormalities as the result of radiofrequency radiationexposure. We aimed to investigate possible teratogenic effects of radiofrequency in 915 MHz on mice fetus and protective role of vitamin C. 21 pregnant mice were divided into 3 groups. Control group was in normal condition without any stressor agent. Exposure group was exposed to 915 MHz RFR (8 h/day for 10 days) and 0.045 µw/cm2 power density. The exposure plus vitamin C group received 200 mg/kg vitamin C by gavage and was exposed to 915 MHz RFR (8 h/day for 10 days) and 0.045 µw/cm2 power density. The fetus weight, C-R length were measured by digital balance and caliper. Tissues were assessed after staining with H & E. Our results showed significant increase in fetus weight and C-R length and also enlarged liver, tail deformation in mice fetus in exposure group. Although usage of vitamin C caused significant decrease in mentioned parameters. The outcome of this study confirms the effects of radiofrequency radiation on growth parameters such as body weight, length and some tissues in mice fetuses and protective effect of vitamin C. However more studies on non-ionization radiation in different frequencies and severity, during pregnancy are needed to clarify the exact mechanisms of these changes and better protection.

Open access paper: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6141437/

Effect of exposure to 1800 MHz RFR on epidermal growth factor, caspase-3, Hsp27 and p38MAPK gene expressions in the rat eye

Eker ED, Arslan B, Yildirim M, Akar A, Aras N. The effect of exposure to 1800 MHz radiofrequency radiation on epidermal growth factor, caspase-3, Hsp27 and p38MAPK gene expressions in the rat eye. Bratisl Lek Listy. 2018;119(9):588-592. doi: 10.4149/BLL_2018_106.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) may induce DNA damage and oxidative stress in human lens epithelial cells (LECs). We aimed to investigate the expression levels of heat shock protein 27 (Hsp27), p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase (p38MAPK), epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and caspase-3 gene expression levels in rat eye that was exposed to 1800 MHz RF-EMF.

METHODS: Thirty-seven female Wistar albino rats were divided into three groups. The rats in the study group (n = 9) were exposed to 1800 MHz RF-EMF at an electric field 6.8 ± 0.1 V/m and 0.06 W/kg specific absorption rate (SAR) for 2 hours per day for eight weeks. Sham group (n = 9) was kept under similar conditions as the exposed group without exposure to RF-EMF. The rats in all three groups were sacrificed and their eyes were removed. Hsp27, p38MAPK, EGFR, caspase-3 gene expression levels were investigated in detail with real-time polymerase chain reactions (Real-Time PCR).

RESULTS: caspase-3 and p38MAPK gene expression were significantly upregulated in the ocular tissues following exposure to RF-EMF (p < 0.05).

CONCLUSION: According to our findings, eye cells recognize EMF as a stress factor, and in response, activate caspase-3 and p38MAPK gene expressions. These results confirm that RF-EMF can cause cellular damage in rat ocular cells (Tab. 2, Fig. 3, Ref. 37).

Open access paper: http://bit.ly/2xBGnpu


Physiopathological effects of quercetin on oxidative stress from 4.5 g mobile phone radiation exposed to liver tissue of rat

Postaci I, Coskun O, Senol N, Aslankoc R, Comlekci S. The physiopathological effects of quercetin on oxidative stress in radiation of 4.5 g mobile phone exposed liver tissue of rat. Bratisl Lek Listy. 2018;119(8):481-489. doi: 10.4149/BLL_2018_088.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The study was aimed to evaluate the physiopathological consideration of the effects of electromagnetic field (EMF) from the radiation of 4.5 G mobile phones on the liver tissue of rats and quercetin (Qu) applied as an antioxidant for reducing these effects.

METHODS: Male Wistar-Albino rats were divided into four groups with 8 rats in each group. Group 1 (control group), Group 2 (sham group), Group 3 (EMF group) and Group 4 (EMF + Qu). From the animals sacrificed at the end of the 30th day; liver tissues were taken for histopathological and immunohistochemical examinations.

RESULTS: In the liver tissue of the electromagnetic field group; dilatation of sinusitis was determined to be higher than in the sham group. It was concluded that the concentration of caspase-3 and TNF-α immunopositive cells was in the EMF group (+3) level and also the immunostaining was stronger, it caused an increase in malondialdehyde level, the difference between the groups was statistically significant, in terms of superoxide dismutase, catalase activities, the difference was not significant.

CONCLUSION: It was determined that 2600 MHz EMF exposure caused damage to the liver, 100 mg/kg/day quercetin was not sufficient to prevent this damage (Tab. 5, Fig. 15, Ref. 27).

http://bit.ly/2Q311FY

Modulatory effect of 900 MHz radiation on biochemical and reproductive parameters in rats

Narayanan SN, Lukose ST, Arun G, Mohapatra N, Pamala J, Concessao PL, Jetti R, Kedage V, Nalini K, Bhat PG. Modulatory effect of 900 MHz radiation on biochemical and reproductive parameters in rats. Bratisl Lek Listy. 2018;119(9):581-587. doi: 10.4149/BLL_2018_105.

Abstract

In the present study, the effect of 900 MHz radiation exposure on blood biochemical and reproductive parameters was evaluated in adolescent rats. Male albino Wistar rats (8-10 weeks of age) were exposed to 900 MHz radiation (1hr/day, power density – 146.60 µW/cm2) from a mobile phone for 28 days. On 29th day the animals were euthanized and malondialdehyde (MDA), total antioxidants (TA) levels and Glutathione-S transferase (GST) activity were studied in the blood. Reproductive parameters such as total sperm count, percentage of non-motile sperms, and sperm morphology were determined. Testes sections were stained with H(et)E staining and their cellular integrity was evaluated. Caspase-3 activity in the testes was also determined. MDA concentration was increased but TA levels and GST activity were not found to be different in 900 MHz group compared to controls. Sperm motility was found to be slightly reduced in 900 MHz group. Percentage of abnormal sperm was significantly elevated in 900 MHz group. Additionally, loss of germ cells particularly spermatocytes and spermatids was found in the testes of 900 MHz group. Testes caspase-3 activity was slightly elevated in 900 MHz exposed rats. Chronic 900 MHz exposure induced oxidative damage in the blood and lead to alterations in reproductive parameters in rats (Fig. 4, Ref. 33).

Open access paper: http://bit.ly/2pxJx9B

Exposure to non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation of public risk prevention instruments threatens the quality of spermatozoids
Tirpak F, Slanina T, Tomka M, Zidek R, Halo M Jr, Ivanic P, Gren A, Formicki G, Stachanczyk K, Lukac N, Massanyi P. Exposure to non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation of public risk prevention instruments threatens the quality of spermatozoids. Reprod Domest Anim. 2018 Sep 7. doi: 10.1111/rda.13338.

Abstract

The use of artificial insemination in cattle breeding has evolved to global extent and insemination doses are often shipped via air transport which requires strict radiation-based examinations. For the determination of effect of non-ionizing radiation (NIR), to which are beings frequently exposed due to protection of airport or cultural event security, freshly ejaculated and cryopreserved bovine spermatozoa were used as experimental model. Following radiation with hand-held metal detector in various exposition times (0, 10 seconds, 15, 30 and 60 minutes – groups FR, FR10, FR15, FR30 and FR60) the spermatozoa underwent motility and DNA fragmentation analyses. Study on cryoconserved semen treated with NIR was performed in time intervals 0, 10 seconds, 1 and 5 minutes (insemination doses radiated before cryoconservation – CB, CB10, CB1, CB5; samples radiated after freezing – CA, CA10, CA1 and CA5). Fresh semen and insemination doses radiated after cryoconservation showed significantly lower total and progressive motility. No effect on motility parameters was detected in semen extended with cryopreservative medium and radiated prior to freezing. Surprisingly, NIR showed a potential to stimulate spermatozoa velocity; however the effect was modulated throughout the post-thawing incubation. Based on the DNA fragmentation assay, sperm DNA stayed intact. Present study underlines the potential harm of NIR, which is frequently used in everyday life, with overall adverse impact on human and animal reproduction. Current study also points out on interesting short-term spermatozoa stimulation induced by NIR.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30192989

The aim of the present study, carried out on the bovine spermatozoa, was to evaluate the possible risk of 93 kHz non-ionizing radiation associated with decreased fertilizing properties (sperm motility traits) of fresh and cryopreserved spermatozoa.

Genotoxicity of intermediate frequency magnetic fields in vitro and in vivo

Herrala M, Kumari K, Koivisto H, Luukkonen J, Tanila H, Naarala J, Juutilainen J. Genotoxicity of intermediate frequency magnetic fields in vitro and in vivo.
Environ Res. 2018 Sep 8. pii: S0013-9351(18)30494-8. doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2018.09.009.

Abstract

We assessed genotoxic effects of intermediate frequency magnetic fields (MF) in vitro and in vivo. Rat primary astrocytes were exposed for 24 h to a 7.5 kHz MF at a magnetic flux density of 30 or 300 µT. Male C57BL/6 J mice were exposed continuously for 5 weeks to a 7.5 kHz MF at 12 or 120 μT, and blood samples were collected for the genotoxicity assays. To evaluate possible co-genotoxicity, the in vitro experiments included combined exposure with menadione (an agent that induces mitochondrial superoxide production and DNA damage) and methyl methanesulfonate (an alkylating agent). DNA damage and DNA repair (in vitro) were measured using the alkaline Comet assay and formation of micronuclei was assessed microscopically (in vivo) or using flow cytometry (in vitro). The results did not support genotoxicity or co-genotoxicity of 7.5 kHz MFs at magnetic flux densities up to 300 µT in vitro or in vivo. On the contrary, there was some evidence that exposure to 7.5 kHz MFs might reduce the level of genetic damage. Strongest indication of any biological effects was obtained from measurements of relative cell number, which was significantly and consistently increased after MF exposure in all in vitro experiments. Health implications of this finding are unclear, but it suggests that 7.5 kHz MFs may stimulate cell proliferation or suppress cell death.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30243651

Characterization of Children’s Exposure to Extremely Low Frequency Magnetic Fields by Stochastic Modeling

Bonato M, Parazzini M, Chiaramello E, Fiocchi S, Le Brusquet L, Magne I, Souques M, Röösli M, Ravazzani P. Characterization of Children’s Exposure to Extremely Low Frequency Magnetic Fields by Stochastic Modeling. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018 Sep 8;15(9). pii: E1963. doi: 10.3390/ijerph15091963.

Abstract

In this study, children’s exposure to extremely low frequency magnetic fields (ELF-MF, 40⁻800 Hz) is investigated. The interest in this thematic has grown due to a possible correlation between the increased risk of childhood leukemia and a daily average exposure above 0.4 µT, although the causal relationship is still uncertain. The aim of this paper was to present a new method of characterizing the children’s exposure to ELF-MF starting from personal measurements using a stochastic approach based on segmentation (and to apply it to the personal measurements themselves) of two previous projects: the ARIMMORA project and the EXPERS project. The stochastic model consisted in (i) splitting the 24 h recordings into stationary events and (ii) characterizing each event with four parameters that are easily interpretable: the duration of the event, the mean value, the dispersion of the magnetic field over the event, and a final parameter characterizing the variation speed. Afterward, the data from the two databases were divided in subgroups based on a characteristic (i.e., children’s age, number of inhabitants in the area, etc.). For every subgroup, the kernel density estimation (KDE) of each parameter was calculated and the p-value histogram of the parameters together was obtained, in order to compare the subgroups and to extract information about the children’s exposure. In conclusion, this new stochastic approach allows for the identification of the parameters that most affect the level of children’s exposure.

Open access paper: http://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/15/9/1963

Demystifying Monarch Butterfly Migration

Reppert SM, de Roode JC. Demystifying Monarch Butterfly Migration. Curr Biol. 2018 Sep 10;28(17):R1009-R1022. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2018.02.067.

Abstract

Every fall, millions of North American monarch butterflies undergo a stunning long-distance migration to reach their overwintering grounds in Mexico. Migration allows the butterflies to escape freezing temperatures and dying host plants, and reduces infections with a virulent parasite. We discuss the multigenerational migration journey and its evolutionary history, and highlight the navigational mechanisms of migratory monarchs. Monarchs use a bidirectional time-compensated sun compass for orientation, which is based on a time-compensating circadian clock that resides in the antennae, and which has a distinctive molecular mechanism. Migrants can also use a light-dependent inclination magnetic compass for orientation under overcast conditions. Additional environmental features, e.g., atmospheric conditions, geologic barriers, and social interactions, likely augment navigation. The publication of the monarch genome and the development of gene-editing strategies have enabled the dissection of the genetic and neurobiological basis of the migration. The monarch butterfly has emerged as an excellent system to study the ecological, neural, and genetic basis of long-distance animal migration.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30205052


Exposure to 50 Hz Magnetic Fields in Homes and Areas Surrounding Urban Transformer Stations in Silla (Spain)

Navarro-Camba EA, Segura-García J, Gomez-Perretta C. Exposure to 50 Hz Magnetic Fields in Homes and Areas Surrounding Urban Transformer Stations in Silla (Spain): Environmental Impact Assessment. Sustainability 2018, 10(8), 2641; doi:10.3390/su10082641

Abstract

Exposure to extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields (ELFs) is almost inevitable almost anywhere in the world. An ELF magnetic field (ELF-MF) of around 1 mG = 0.1 μT is typically measured in any home of the world with a certain degree of development and well-being. There is fear and concern about exposure to electromagnetic fields from high- and medium-voltage wiring and transformer stations, especially internal transformer stations (TSs), which in Spain are commonly located inside residential buildings on the ground floor. It is common for neighbors living near these stations to ask for stations to be moved away from their homes, and to ask for information about exposure levels and their effects. Municipality is the closest administration to the citizens that must solve this situation, mediating between the citizens, the utility companies and the national administration. In this case, the municipality of Silla (València, Spain) wanted to know the levels of exposure in the dwellings annexed to the TSs, to compare them with Spanish legislation and the recommendations coming from epidemiological studies. This article presents the first systematic campaign of ELF-MF measurements from TSs carried out in a Spanish city. Many measurements were carried out in the rooms of the apartments doing spatial averages of spatial grid measurements. Measurements are made in the bed and bedrooms and a weighted average and an environmental impact indicator were obtained for each location. We found that old TSs usually provide the highest peak exposure levels. A notable result of this work is that approximately one quarter of the population living above or next to a TS would be exposed to a weighted MF level greater than 0.3 μT, and that about a 10% of this population would not be able to relocate their bedroom or living room to minimize the level of exposure.

Open access paper: http://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/10/8/2641

Investigating the role of internal layout of magnetic field-generating equipment on workers’ exposure at power substations

Hosseini M, Farhang Matin L, Monazzam MR, Khosroabadi H. Investigating the role of internal layout of magnetic field-generating equipment on workers’ exposure at power substations. Int J Occup Saf Ergon. 2018 Sep 12:1-7. doi: 10.1080/10803548.2018.1475927.

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: This research is an attempt to show the role of interior layout of equipment in generating magnetic fields.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: The levels of an extremely low-frequency magnetic field were measured in accordance with Standard No. IEEE 644:1994 in three substations and a control building in a petrochemical power plant in southern Iran. Then, workers’ occupational exposure (time-weighted average [TWA]) was calculated and the sources of maximum magnetic field generation at each place were identified. Their interior design was changed to achieve the optimal layout of equipment subsequently; the workers’ TWA was recalculated for the new situation.

RESULTS: The obtained results showed that electrical engineers and technicians were exposed to the maximum TWA of 10.14 μT. The operators in the control room were exposed to the lowest TWA of 0.84 μT. The results also showed that after the change of interior design and proper layout design of the equipment in the substations, the TWA was reduced by 0.73 μT.

CONCLUSION: The research findings revealed that the most harmonious arrangement of equipment in an industrial unit plays a major role in reducing the exposure of workers to magnetic fields and ultimately increases the level of their health in the workplace.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30205763

Study of Electrical Stimulation with Different Electric Field Intensities in Regulating Differentiation of PC12 Cells

Jing W, Zhang Y, Cai Q, Chen G, Wang L, Yang X, Zhong W. Study of Electrical Stimulation with Different Electric Field Intensities in Regulating Differentiation of PC12 Cells. ACS Chem Neurosci. 2018 Sep 13. doi: 10.1021/acschemneuro.8b00286.

Abstract

The strategy of using electrical stimulation (ES) to promote neural differentiation and regeneration of injured nerves is proven feasible. The study on the possible molecular mechanisms in relation to this ES promotion effect should be helpful to understand the phenomenon. In this study, it was identified the neuronal differentiation of PC12 cells was enhanced when the electric field intensity was in the range of 30-80 mV/mm, lower or higher electric field intensity displayed inferior effect. Under ES, however, levels of intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS), intracellular Ca2+ dynamics and expression of TREK-1 were measured gradually increasing alongside higher electric field intensity. Trying to understand the relationship between the ES enhancement on differentiation and these variations in cell activities, parallel experiments were conducted by introducing exogeneous H2O2 into culture systems at different concentrations. Similarly, the effects of H2O2 concentration on neuronal differentiation of PC12 cells, intracellular ROS and Ca2+ levels, and TREK-1 expression were systematically characterized. In comparative studies, it was found the two cases that ES of 50 mV/mm for 2 h/day and H2O2 of 5 µM in culture medium shared comparable results in intracellular ROS and Ca2+ levels, and TREK-1 expression. Higher H2O2 concentration (e.g. 10 µM and 20 µM) demonstrated adverse effect on cell differentiation and caused DNA damage. A stronger ES (e.g. 100 mV/mm), being associated with higher intracellular ROS level, also resulted in weaker enhancement on the neuronal differentiation of PC12 cells. These facts suggested that the intracellular ROS generated under ES might be an intermediate signal transducer involved in cascade reactions relative to cell differentiation.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30212623

Diplomats’ mystery illness and pulsed radiofrequency/microwave radiation

Golomb B. Diplomats’ mystery illness and pulsed radiofrequency/microwave radiation. Neural Comput. 2018 Sep 5. doi: 10.1162/neco_a_01133.

Abstract

IMPORTANCE: A “mystery” illness striking US and Canadian diplomats to Cuba (and now China) “has confounded the FBI, the State Department and US intelligence agencies.” Sonic explanations for the so-called “health attacks” have long dominated media reports, propelled by peculiar sounds heard and auditory symptoms experienced. Sonic mediation was justly rejected by experts. We assessed whether pulsed radiofrequency/microwave radiation (RF/MW) exposure can accommodate reported facts in diplomats, including unusual ones.

OBSERVATIONS: 1. Noises: Chirping, ringing or grinding noises were heard at night, during episodes reportedly triggering health problems, by many diplomats. Pulsed RF/MW engenders just these “sounds” via the “Frey effect.” Ability to hear the sounds depends on high frequency hearing and low ambient noise. “Sounds” differ by head dimensions. 2. Signs/symptoms: Hearing loss and tinnitus are prominent in affected diplomats – and in RF/MW-affected individuals. Each of protean symptoms that diplomats report, also affect persons reporting symptoms from RF/MW: Sleep problems, headaches, and cognitive problems dominate in both groups. Sensations of pressure or vibration figure in each. Both encompass vision, balance and speech problems, and nosebleeds. Brain injury and brain swelling are reported in both. 3. Mechanisms: Oxidative stress provides a documented mechanism of RF/MW injury compatible with reported signs and symptoms; sequelae of endothelial dysfunction (yielding blood flow compromise), membrane damage, blood brain barrier disruption, mitochondrial injury, apoptosis, and autoimmune triggering afford downstream mechanisms, of varying persistence, that merit investigation. 4. Of note, microwaving of the US embassy in Moscow is historically documented.

CONCLUSIONS AND RELEVANCE: Reported facts appear consistent with RF/MW as the source of injury in Cuba diplomats. Non-diplomats citing symptoms from RF/MW, often with an inciting pulsed-RF/MW exposure, report compatible health conditions. Under the RF/MW hypothesis, lessons learned for diplomats and for RF/MW-affected “civilians” may each aid the other.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30183509

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FEATURED NEW BOOK FROM CANADIAN ACTIVIST JERRY FLYNN

FEATURED NEW BOOK FROM CANADIAN ACTIVIST JERRY FLYNN
my first-ever, 10 years-in-the-making, 344-page soft cover book: “Hidden Dangers”
Because this is the ONLY book of its kind in the world, and because the public is slowly waking up to realize what scientists, globally, say CAUSES and will cause (albeit not solely) :
a) 1 in 2 Canadians will get cancer;
b) 1 in 3 Americans will get cancer;

c) cancer is the number 1 cause of deaths from disease in children!
d) the incidence of autism in 2016 in the USA was 1 in 36 children and 1 in 28 boys!
e) ‘special needs’ teachers today are commonplace in schools; and,

f) todays other disease epidemics, e.g., brain tumors/cancers, breast cancer, thyroid cancer, pancreatic cancer, testicular cancer, prostate cancer, leukemia and most other cancers, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) suicides, depression, miscarriages, sterility, infertility, asthma, heart ailments, behavioural problems, etc.

The book sells for $24.99 plus $1.25 GST plus shipping – we use Canada Posts’ least expensive method to ship book(s). First come, first served!

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Informed Parents are Withdrawing Students From School Due To WiFi / Phone Mast

Informed Parents are Withdrawing Students From School Due To WiFi / Phone Mast

Parents and students at a Devon primary school are planning a mass walk-out in protest of a controversial mobile phone mast.

The 10m high structure is located just 50 metres away from Dartington Primary School, Totnes, which has worried parents over suggested radiation readings at the school which apparently show the highest reading of ‘excessive radiation.’

Those involved in the protest want the mast located at least 1km away from the school, as well as the outdoor pool, a children’s playground and a school for children with additional needs that fall within a 100m radius of the Vodafone mast.

Dr David Carpenter, Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Albany, USA said:

“Children are more vulnerable to RF/MW radiation because of the susceptibility of their developing nervous systems.

“Children are largely unable to remove themselves from exposures to harmful substances in their environments. Their exposure is involuntary.

“There is a major legal difference between an exposure that an individual chooses to accept and one that is forced upon a person, especially a dependent, who can do nothing about it.”

The school’s head teacher, Mrs Mahon, objects to the mast’s proximity and school governors are working on the school’s behalf to oppose the current location.

Dartington Primary School Head teacher Jill Mahon (pictured left) Credit: Devon Online / Andy Styles

 

https://takebackyourpower.net/parents-withdraw-students-from-primary-school-due-to-wifi-phone-mast/

Feds Warned Mass. Had Too Few Inspectors in Weeks Before Merrimack Valley Blasts

Feds Warned Mass. Had Too Few Inspectors in Weeks Before Merrimack Valley Blasts

The state agency charged with ensuring the safety of Massachusetts’ natural gas system had only a fraction of its inspector positions filled just last month, a staffing deficit that could delay required pipeline and utility audits, a newly-released federal report said.

The report raised alarms just days before explosions and fires rocked the Merrimack Valley, killing one, injuring about two dozen and displacing thousands.

“Without enough inspectors, you might miss something. I think the whole point of having inspectors is to actually catch things before they become catastrophic failures,” said state Rep. Lori Ehrlich (D-Marblehead), who has written bills for tighter state regulation of gas infrastructure.

Federal investigators from the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration visited the state Department of Public Utilities, the agency responsible for overseeing the 20,000 miles of natural gas pipelines buried under Massachusetts, in late August to wrap up an annual evaluation of the state’s safety program.

The report, just released this month, stunned some gas safety experts, including Ehrlich and Bob Ackley, an expert and consultant. He pointed to replacement workers at National Grid, filling in for the union employees that have been locked out all summer, as an extra reason state oversight is critical.

“We have safety issues all over the state,” Ackley said. “We’ve got contractors working all over the state. We’ve got National Grid in a lockout with contractors running around all over the place.”

The federal report noted that, “Due to recent inspector attrition, only three qualified inspectors on staff (sic).”

“At the time of this evaluation only two inspectors are available to perform inspections,” it continued.

The report determined that all of last year’s inspections happened on schedule, but the feds raised concerns that because of understaffing, “The program will likely have to make some risk based decisions” in the future “that could delay safety reviews.”

It is unclear whether any direct line can be drawn between understaffing and last week’s explosions in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover.

National Transportation Safety Board investigators point to over-pressurization of a distribution pipeline in Lawrence, and they are looking at a subcontractor’s role in a pipeline replacement project there.

“A lot of people refer to this as the Black Swan event: low probability, high consequence,” Ackley said.

The federal report noted that the target number of inspectors for the safety program is 10, but again they noted DPU at the time had “only the three qualified inspectors, two more had been hired and a job offer had been made to one more.”

“If you don’t have enough inspectors to cover the territory then you’re apt to miss things which can lead to loss of life,” Ehrlich said.

“It wasn’t a systemic failure of some kind, it was related to a particular event attached to a particular project,” Gov. Charlie Baker told reporters after an event in Lawrence on Tuesday.

After the federal visit, the state scrambled to hire inspectors. Baker said the agency now has eight inspectors on staff and is looking to hire more.

When the NBC10 Boston Investigators pushed a DPU spokesman for more detail, he conceded only six are currently certified to conduct inspections, and he did not answer questions about whether they are actually out inspecting pipelines.

“We need to have an adequate number of trained inspectors on the job to make sure that things are being done right. We depend on them to keep us safe,” Ehrlich said.

All utilities have their own inspectors. The DPU inspectors’ job is to make sure the companies are following proper procedures and to address any violations.

Rather than showing up to inspect work sites and infrastructure the way a health inspector might go to a restaurant, DPU pipeline inspectors audit the voluminous reports utilities are required to file with the state to ensure utilities are conducting their own inspections and following state regulations, and they follow up on complaints.

They typically do not sign off on individual jobs.

DPU scored very well on its evaluation, but got dinged for overall program performance.

‘NO SMART METER’ GROUP PLANS PROTEST FOR PACIFIC POWER WORKSHOP

‘NO SMART METER’ GROUP PLANS PROTEST FOR PACIFIC POWER WORKSHOP

The workshop this weekend in Grants Pass is to address concerns about the recent smart meter installation in the Rogue Valley.

Posted: Sep. 21, 2018 11:51 AM
Updated: Sep. 21, 2018 4:30 PM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Protesters and Pacific Power workers are expected to clash this weekend as an anti-smart meter group plans to protest the device at the energy company’s upcoming workshop.

The workshop this weekend in Grants Pass is set to address concerns about the recent smart meter installation in the Rogue Valley. According to Pacific Power’s online invite, customers will “meet with Pacific Power staff and smart meter experts, gather information and facts and see demonstrations.”

The anti-smart meter groups is called “No Smart Meter.” This isn’t the first time the group has protested Pacific Power. Protesters with the group have voiced concerns on everything from the meter’s capabilities to track more than power usage data to how smart meters could be impacting their health.

“Our goal is for public awareness for people to understand how these do pose a health risk to your home primarily… For them to see primarily that this is a way for the government [to invade] into [your] home,” said “No Smart Meter” advocate Randal Barrett. “Putting a computer on your home and forcing you to pay extortion fees if you won’t do it. Should put up a red flag for everybody.”

Pacific Power has disputed those claims saying the meters are safe and that no additional information is taken with your meter reading. Opting out of a smart meter costs customers a $36 monthly fee to pay for someone to manually read the meter.

In response, Pacific Power released the following statement:

“We want to be sure our customers know we are here to help them understand the benefits of the smart meter upgrade in Oregon, while also addressing their questions and concerns. These free workshops offer an in-person opportunity to have a conversation with us, learn about smart meters first hand, and gather facts and information,” said Christina Kruger, Pacific Power regional business manager for Southern Oregon.

The Pacific Power workshop is this Saturday, September 22 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Josephine County Fairgrounds, Arts and Crafts Building.

http://www.kdrv.com/content/news/Pacific-Power–493977331.html

Our Wireless Tech Is Unsafe, and These 5 US Government Agencies Have Tried to Warn Us

Our Wireless Tech Is Unsafe, and These 5 US Government Agencies Have Tried to Warn Us

According to science-based safety standards such as the Building Biology guidelines and the Bionitiative Report conclusionseveryday wireless technology such as ‘smart’ meters, cell phones and WiFi produce unsafe amounts of radiation — as seen in this testing video.

But if this is true, how can governments allow it?  Many countries’ governing agencies (such as the FCC, Health Canada, and ICNIRP) continue to base their radiofrequency “safety” standards exclusively on thermal effectsor exposure levels which increase the temperature of tissue by a certain number of degrees. So, your body tissue would need to “begin to cook” in order for it to be considered an unsafe exposure level.

This means that thousands of studies which show biological harm from RF radiation are not even considered by the government agencies that are supposed to ensure safety.

But due to the increasing obviousness of harm from the proliferation of wireless technologies — such as the recent $25M cancer study by the National Toxicology Project — there is now increasing pressure being put on agencies to reform.

The FCC is totally controlled by corporate interests

In the FCC’s mission statement, there is no indication whatsoever of any jurisdiction or mandated protection of men, women, and children for biological and medical harm caused by radiofrequencies. There is no clear response from the EPA as to why this responsibility somehow does not fall under their purview.

In any case, this ebook report from the Harvard Ethics Department clearly identifies that the FCC is a captured agency. This is the same with virtually all other western countries’ agencies responsible for wireless and health.

At least 5 other agencies have tried to warn us

  1. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 1993: The FCC’s exposure standards are “seriously flawed.” (Official comments to the FCC on guidelines for evaluation of electromagnetic effects of radio frequency radiation, FCC Docket ET 93-62, November 9, 1993.)
    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), 2002: Norbert Hankin of the EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, Center for Science and Risk Assessment, Radiation Protection Division, wrote:

    “The FCC’s current [radio frequency/microwave] exposure guidelines, as well as those of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the International Commission on Non-ionizing Radiation Protection, are thermally based, and do not apply to chronic, non-thermal exposure situations…. The generalization by many that the guidelines protect human beings from harm by any or all mechanisms is not justified….  There are reports that suggest that potentially adverse health effects, such as cancer, may occur….  Federal health and safety agencies have not yet developed policies concerning possible risk from long-term, non-thermal exposures.”

  2. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), 1993:

    “FCC rules do not address the issue of long-term, chronic exposure to RF fields.”
    (Comments of the FDA to the FCC, November 10, 1993.)

  3. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), 1994: The FCC’s standard is inadequate because it

    “is based on only one dominant mechanism — adverse health effects caused by body heating.”
    (Comments of NIOSH to the FCC, January 11, 1994.)

  4. Amateur Radio Relay League Bio-Effects Committee, 1994:

    “The FCC’s standard does not protect against non-thermal effects.”
    (Comments of the ARRL Bio-Effects Committee to the FCC, January 7, 1994.)

  5. The U.S. Department of Interior, 2014:

    “Study results have documented [bird] nest and site abandonment, plumage deterioration, locomotion problems, reduced survivorship, and death…. The electromagnetic radiation standards used by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) continue to be based on thermal heating, a criterion now nearly 30 years out of date and inapplicable today.”

Part 2 of this series will look at recent developments in EMR research and the drive for safety and solutions.

Notes:
1. This post is a new excerpt from my updated article, “EMF Radiation Testing: ‘Smart’ Meter and Cell Phone“.
2. These data are from the Notice of Liability document as released by InPower Movement.

Josh del Sol Beaulieu

Josh del Sol Beaulieu is the creator of Take Back Your Power, a documentary about ‘smart’ meters which won the AwareGuide Transformational Film of the Year, the Indie Fest Annual Humanitarian Award, and a Leo Award. In 2017, Josh co-founded InPower Movement, pioneering a process using commercial liability to halt harmful technology such as ‘smart’ meters, 5G and mandatory vaccinations. Josh is passionate about human rights, consciousness, decentralized energy, safe technology and being a dad.

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INTERNATIONAL APPEAL-STOP 5G ON EARTH AND IN SPACE


Dear Scientist, Doctor, Environmental Organization, Friend,

Today we are launching an International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space. The Appeal, together with the list of signatories, will be formally presented to the United Nations, World Health Organization, European Union, and world governments on or before November 1, 2018.

Scientists from each continent who have agreed to be initial signatories are listed below. This email is being sent to 2,400 scientists, doctors and environmental organizations in 90 countries, as well as to people on the Cellular Phone Task Force email list.

If you are a scientist, doctor, health professional, building biologist, or other professional or consultant, or if you represent an environmental organization, please sign the Appeal.

With your help, stopping 5G is possible.
Information about signing the Appeal is provided at the end of this email.

The rollout of 5G is a planetary emergency. Technical standards for terrestrial and satellite 5G networks were released in June 2018. Commercial 5G networks are already in place in parts of Estonia, Finland and Qatar, and trials of 5G are underway in China and South Africa.

5G is radically different from previous generations of wireless technology:

• Instead of being on private property relatively far from where people live and work, 5G antennas will be on the sidewalk in front of every third or fifth house
• Instead of emitting hundreds of watts of microwave radiation, each 5G antenna on the sidewalk will emit beams with an effective power as high as tens of thousands of watts of millimeter wave radiation
• Instead of nature being protected, 20,000 5G satellites in low orbit will irradiate every square inch of the Earth

Stopping 5G will put large investments at risk. Governments are therefore unlikely to act without a strong, detailed, unequivocal, united statement led by scientists, doctors and environmental organizations. We are speaking for humanity and the Earth in demanding that the world’s governments take immediate, affirmative action to prevent imminent, serious and widespread harm.

The International Appeal to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space is:

• An appeal to stop 5G addressed to world governments by scientists, doctors and organizations
• A legal document alleging injury to our planet and requesting an extraordinary remedy
• A fully referenced review of the problem, explaining exactly what 5G is, what it will do to humanity and ecosystems, and why

Please forward this email widely so that it reaches as many scientists,
doctors and environmental organizations as possible.

Read the Appeal:  www.5gspaceappeal.org/the-appeal
(Translation into many languages is in progress.)

Sign the Appeal online:

Individual: www.5gspaceappeal.org/sign-individual
Organization: www.5gspaceappeal.org/sign-organization

Or you can sign the Appeal by replying to this email with the following information:

Scientist, doctor or other professional
·    Full name
·    Academic degree(s)
·    Title(s)
·    Affiliation(s)
·    Place of residence
·    Country

Organization
·    Name of organization
·    City (and State) where located
·    Country
·    Name of individual representing the organization

Thank you for helping to Stop 5G on Earth and in Space

Arthur Firstenberg
Appeal Administrator

Initial Signatories

AFRICA
Lauraine Margaret Helen Vivian, PhD, Anthropology and Psychiatry; Honorary Research Associate, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Signatory for South Africa

ASIA
Girish Kumar, PhD, Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Powai, Mumbai, India

AUSTRALIA
Don Maisch, PhD, Independent researcher, author of ”The Procrustean Approach”, Lindisfarne, Tasmania, Australia

EUROPE
Alfonso Balmori, BSc, Master in Environmental Education, Biologist. Valladolid, Spain

Klaus Buchner, Dr. rer. nat., Professor, MEP – Member of the European Parliament, Kompetenzinitiative zum Schutz von Mensch, Umwelt und Demokratie e.V., München, Germany

Daniel Favre, Dr. phil. nat., Biologist, A.R.A. (Association Romande Alerte aux Ondes Electromagnétiques), Switzerland

Annie Sasco, MD, DrPH, SM, HDR, former Chief of Research Unit of Epidemiology for Cancer Prevention at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), Lyon; former Acting Chief, Programme for Cancer Control of the World Health Organization (WHO); former Director of Research at the Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM); France

NORTH AMERICA
Martin Pall, Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences, Washington State University, residing in Portland, Oregon, USA

Kate B. Showers, PhD, Soil Science, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for World Environmental History, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, UK, residing in Bolton-Est, Québec, Canada

SOUTH AMERICA
Carlos Sosa, MD, University of Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia

Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) — how are cellphones, WiFi, and other ‘smart’ devices impacting our health?

Boston Biohackers Social Meetup

Details

Oooooweee here we go again.

It’s that AWESOME time again! – The September 2018 Biohacker Boston Meetup is here!!!

This Month:
– The guest speaker: Dafna Tachover — https://wearetheevidence.org/
– The topic: Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) — how are cellphones, WiFi, and other ‘smart’ devices impacting our health?
– Biohacking products to sample

Not only will it be a great opportunity to meet up with our Biohacker Boston friends, this month we have Dafna Tachover from We Are the Evidence. She’s lives in Oregon and is a world reknowned advocate and speaker, so am very excited that we get to have her come speak!

Dafna is an attorney in both New York and Israel, has an MBA and the founder of “We Are The Evidence”, an advocacy organization for the protection of the rights of people who have been injured by wireless technology radiation. She has a technical background in wireless networks and infrastructures from her service in the Israeli Defense Forces as a Telecommunication and Computers Officer and commander of the computer center of the IDF’s Operations Center and of its Headquarters. In 2009, Dafna developed Microwave Sickness (Electromagnetic-Sensitivity), a condition that is caused by exposure to wireless technology radiation. Since then, she has dedicated herself to educating the public and public officials regarding the adverse health effects of wireless technology and the widespread sickness that exists from this technology and radiation. Dafna has been working on this issue at the Federal and State levels, took part in numerous public speaking engagements and has been litigating. She has been consulting in various related lawsuits, initiated and led a Supreme Court case in Israel to ban the use of Wi-Fi in schools and install wired internet networks instead—a case that led to the strictest limitations in the world on Wi-Fi in schools—and represented 94 international organizations in an amicus brief in a US case. Dafna has been one of the leading experts and advocates on this topic globally, featured and interviewed by TIME, CNN, New York Magazine and other media worldwide and in documentaries about the topic, including in the newly released award-winning movie “Generation Zapped”.

The Plan:
11-11:30: Meet, greet, mingle and try Bulletproof Coffee
11:30-12:30: Talk with Dafna Tachover
12:30-1:00pm: Q&A / Debate
1:00pm: Lunch somewhere nearby for anyone who wants to join

Come one, come all — meet cool people and try and learn something new. Or just go to your typical Sunday brunch…. pretty clear choice if you ask me =)

Where?
TBD — we are working on getting a place in downtown Boston so that it’s closer for everyone.

See you guys soon!

In Good Health,
Dasha