This free occasional newsletter is published by EMR Aware, a group of concerned citizens based in Northern NSW Australia. It is intended to help provide the latest information on the health, environmental and social impacts of modern electro-technologies. This is done in the pubic interest to encourage a fair and balanced assessment of the topics at hand. Particular attention is given to content that may not otherwise be made available or openly acknowledged by industry and their government regulators.
We invite you to consider the mounting evidence and trending expert opinion on this page, and throughout our prior editions. How much more information do the authorities need to urgently adopt more stringent safety standards? There is little doubt a tobacco-style coverup of known adverse effects is presently underway. You can be part of the solution by forwarding a link to this web page to as many concerned persons and organisations as possible. Thank you for visiting.
Mobile and Cordless Phones
And the addicted shall inherit the Earth.
44 Reasons to Believe Cell Phones Can Cause Cancer.http://www.globalresearch.ca/44-reasons-to-believe-cell-phones-can-cause-cancer/5420118
Long term Use of Mobile Phones May Be Linked to Cancer.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/mobile-phones/6420093/Long-term-use-of-mobile-phones-may-be-linked-to-cancer.html
Brain Tumours Now the Most Frequent Form of Cancer in U.S. Adolescents: Ground-breaking American Study.
Are Worst Fears about Mobile Phones Being Realized?http://www.preventcancernow.ca/brain-tumours-now-leading-form-of-cancer-in-adolescents
Data on Cell Phones and cancer – The Spin Begins.http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/59262/title/Interphone%E2%80%99s_data_on_cell_phones_and_cancer_The_spin_begins
Mobile Phone Researchers Disagree About Cancer Findings.http://www.wddty.com/mobile-phone-researchers-disagree-about-cancer-findings.html
Mobile Phones Are “Cooking” Men’s Sperm.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/health/news/12167957/Mobile-phones-are-cooking-mens-sperm.html
The Effects of Mobile Phone Electromagnetic Fields on Brain Electrical Activity: A Critical Review.http://andrewamarino.com/PDFs/CellphoneEMFs-Review.pdf
Does Short-term Exposure to Mobile Phone radiation Affect the Blood?http://www.westonaprice.org/modern-diseases/does-short-term-exposure-to-cell-phone-radiation-affect-the-blood/
A reference of manufacturers safety warnings for various phones. Show Us the Fine Print. http://www.showthefineprint.org/see-the-fine-print
Growing Media Exposure
Download this ABC Catalyst TV program: 2016 – Episode 03. Dr Maryanne Demasi takes a closer look at the link between mobile phones and brain cancer and explores whether our wireless devices could be putting our health at risk. Since airing, the reporter and her sources have been subjected to an orchestrated campaign of abuse on the online forums. Someone is obviously very worried about the whole truth getting out.http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/vodcast_mp4.xml
Here is the reporter’s response at one online venue. Sometimes Asking Questions Provides You With Answers That May Be Uncomfortable.http://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/maryanne-demasi/sometimes-asking-questions-provides-you-with-answers-that-may-be-uncomfortable_b_9267642.html
Dr. Devra Davis appeared on the above program. Here is her lecture at the University of Melbourne December 2015. http://ehtrust.org/. The Truth About Mobile Phone and Wireless Radiation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwyDCHf5iCY
Recent TED Talk by Jeremy Johnson. Wireless Wake-up Call.https://www.emfanalysis.com/tedx-wireless-wake-up-call/
Mobilize: A Documentary on the Dangers of Cell Phone Usage by Children and Adults. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaaHf15MjoM&feature=youtu.be
The trance-formation of America. According to the US National Safety Council, most emergency room visits for falls are now caused by people distracted with their mobile devices.
Instagram Husband. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fFzKi-o4rHw
How I Quit My Smartphone Addiction and Really Started Living.http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/feb/11/smartphone-technology-addiction-facebook-twitter
Gwyneth Paltrow Warns of the Dangers of Cell Phone Use and WiFi Radiation. http://www.naturalhealth365.com/radiation-wifi-cell-phone-1729.html
Phone, National Broadband, Emergency Networks, Radio, TV
NSW MP Attacks Telstra Over Mobile Tower Proposal.http://www.itnews.com.au/news/nsw-mp-attacks-telstra-over-mobile-tower-proposal-357387
A landmark heath-based decision. War on the Phone Masts.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-29346/War-phone-masts.html
In Australia, section 4 of ACMA code 554-2011 places limitations on locating towers next to schools. Is this guideline being diligently applied in all cases?
Industry reps sometimes use the argument that signal levels from commerical radio and TV exceed that of mobile phone towers. While this may apply in isolated instances, it is not the general rule as indicated by the spectrum plot above of a typical suburb in Sydney.
Settlement Road NBN Tower
Nearby residents have been campaigning to have NBN provide a fibre optic or satellite connection instead of wireless internet. Questions remain unanswered regarding the ability of the proposed tower to service all nearby dwellings, due to the mountainous terrain, or transmit data at the speed claimed. The landowner who had comtemplated hosting the tower recently advised by email that he requested NBN to delete it from the RFNSA webiste while the aforementioned options are being investigated. Byron Shire Council has confimed that it will require a Development Application for a tower on that site. It lies within a protected scenic escarpment upon which a telecommunications tower appears not to be a permitted use. While the SEPP takes precedence over the LEP, the former states in Clause 20B(2)(b) that any development must “be permissible, with consent, in the land use zone in which it is carried out”.
Typical 30 metre tall NBN wireless internet tower.
Readers in this area of QLD concerned about NBN microwave towers may wish to consider connecting with this well-coordinated group. Their next public meeting is at the Maleny Neighbourhood Centre 10AM to 12PM on 16 March. Agenda items will include an update on existing known NBN sites: Witta, Eudlo, Montville, Bald Knob, Beerwah (objections close 18 March), Glasshouse Mountains (objections close 24 March), Peachester and Conondale, as well as planning for actions relating to new sites: Sinclairs Lane, Witta Road and Burgess Avenue.
The inherent inefficiency of a multi-technology approach. Understanding the NBN: What is the Multi-technology mix?http://www.pcauthority.com.au/Feature/413232%2Cunderstanding-the-nbn-what-is-the-multi-technology-mix.aspx
An unprecedented waste of taxpayers’ money? Analysis: The Destruction of the NBN. http://www.pcauthority.com.au/Feature/412733%2Canalysis-the-destruction-of-the-nbn.aspx
Home, Business, Hotspots
Insightful Israeli newscast: “Invisible Danger” (with English subtitles).https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjk5VSrAySw
Another successful replication of Wi-Fi affecting plants. Effect of Man-made Electromagnetic Fields on Common Brassicaceae Lepidium Sativum (Cress d’Alinois) Seed Germination: A Preliminary Replication Study.https://elettrosensibili.wordpress.com/2015/12/29/effect-of-man-made-electromagnetic-fields-on-common-brassicaceae-lepidium-sativum-cress-dalinois-seed-germination-a-preliminary-replication-study-efecto-de-campos-magneticos-artificiales/
Why does industry want to saturate the environment with wireless signals? Perhaps so they can harvest the resulting high levels of EMR to power yet more devices. EnOcean Alliance Brings Battery-Less Communication to an Interoperable Internet of Things at CES 2016.http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/enocean-alliance-brings-battery-less-communication-interoperable-internet-things-ces-2085192.htm
Children and Schools
Public Talk in Mullumbimby
Presentation by Dr. Priyanka Bandara at Shearwater Steiner School, Mullumbimby NSW, 22 March 2016 6:30pm, $10. Education, Health and Wellbeing of Children in the Wireless Age.http://wirelessradiation.weebly.com/
Massachusetts Public School District Reduces Wireless Radiation In Schools With Mobile Device Best Practices.http://safetechforschoolsmaryland.blogspot.ca/2015/12/massachusetts-public-school-district.html
Telecom Funded Review on Children and Cell Phone Radiation Should Be Retracted. http://eht.elevadev.org/telecom-funded-review-on-children-and-cell-phone-radiation-should-be-retracted-according-to-independent-scientists-of-the-environmental-health-trust-2/
“Reduce childrens’ exposure to wireless.” Advice of The Cyprus National Committee on Environment and Children’s Health.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H43IKNjTvRM&feature=youtu.be
Scientist Tells Schools, Libraries to Ditch Wi-Fi.http://www.odwyerpr.com/story/public/6405/2016-02-26/scientist-tells-libraries-schools-ditch-wi-fi.html
FOX 5 News: Parents Concerned About WiFi in MCPS Schools.http://safetechforschoolsmaryland.blogspot.com.au/2016/02/fox-5-news-parents-concerned-about-wifi.html
Expert Docs Urge U.S. Secretary of Education: Play It Safe with Kids – Go Wired Not WiFi. http://www.releasewire.com/press-releases/expert-docs-urge-us-secretary-of-education-play-it-safe-with-kids-go-wired-not-wifi-633283.htm
Message to Dads About Wireless Exposure.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcY0uvVmdjQ
Finnish Education Professors Warning Wireless Technology in Schools May Lead to a Global Epidemic of Brain Damages.http://www.emfacts.com/2015/12/finnish-education-professors-warning-wireless-technology-in-schools-may-lead-to-a-global-epidemic-of-brain-damages/
Wi-Fi Lawsuit Against Southboro’s Fay School is Headed to Trial.http://www.telegram.com/article/20160118/NEWS/160119173
If you are on Facebook – Autism and EMR group.https://www.facebook.com/login.php?next=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fgroups%2FAutismEMF%2F
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Notice: Smart Meters Coming to NSW and SA
Judging by revelations from AGL, there will now be a concerted roll-out of smart meters within NSW. However, according to the company’s website, and recently posted letters of notification, it is possible to opt out by contacting them prior to 21 March 2016. This number has been provided for further information: 1300 669 245. Here is the AGL opt out page. https://refer.agl.com.au/forms/digital-metering/
Q: Can I choose not to get a new meter? And how?
A: Yes. While we think you could benefit from a new digital meter being installed, the choice is yours and you can choose not to.
A Rapid Smart Meter Rollout in NSW and the Greens Support It!http://www.emfacts.com/2016/03/a-rapid-smart-meter-rollout-in-nsw-and-the-greens-support-it/
Anyone in NSW or SA who is not serviced by AGL and wishes to refuse a smart meter, may find it timely to submit a formal refusal to the head office of their own electricity provider. Otherwise, installation could proceed based upon the prinicple of “implied consent”. Take the initiative. In certain areas of Sydney, smart meters were reportedly deployed without any advance notice given to occupants.
Additional to the above, the NSW Solar Bonus Scheme ends in 2016. This means that the 20,000 or so homes particpatiing will be required to install a “net meter”. The model most often mentioned is the iCredit 500B, which is a wireless-capable smart meter. Concerned persons might consider taking their solar system off-grid, or seeking advice on alternative meters which do not emit microwaves.
Inusrers are begining to deny homeowners coverage or compensation for damage caused by smart meters. Changes Are Coming to Your Insurance Policy. http://www.examiner.com/article/changes-are-coming-to-your-insurance-policy
Stop Smart Meters Australia. http://stopsmartmeters.com.au
Stop Smart Meters New Zealand. http://www.stopsmartmeters.org.nz
350 wireless parking meters were recently installed throughout the seaside town of Byron Bay NSW. Peak field intensity at a distance of 1 metre was recently measured at 1mW/m2. Thanks to two large phone towers and the endless proliferation of Wi-Fi hotspots, background levels of RF within the CBD are now hundreds of times higher than in most nearby residential areas.
Mount Alexander Council Requests Smart Meters Health Safety Guarantee. http://stopsmartmeters.com.au/2012/08/20/mount-alexander-council-requests-smart-meters-health-safety-guarantee/
Smart Meters and Public Acceptance: Comparative Analysis and Governance Implications.http://www.davidjhess.org/uploads/3/5/1/3/3513369/healthrisksociety.finaldraft.pdf
B.C. Hydro Must Remove More Than 88,000 Smart Meters.http://www.theprovince.com/health/hydro+must+remove+faulty+smart+meters/11660282/story.html
Smart Meters Are a “Costly Mistake” That’ll Add Billions to Energy Bills.http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/03/30/smart_meters_costly_mistake_add_billions_to_energy_bills/. Perhaps the word “mistake” should be replaced with “conspiracy”.
A “stakeholders” forum on smart metering was held by Standards Australia in Sydney on 3 March, perhaps to paper over health and billing complaints in preparation for a nationwide grid. Why has our Government charged an industry-friendly NGO to decide what is safe and fair practice? Roadmap for Advanced Metering Standards.http://www.standards.org.au/Documents/E-1095%20Advanced%20Metering%20invite.pdf
“Smart” Meters Represent Industrial Profiteering and Government Sanctioned Surveillance, New Study Says.http://smartgridawareness.org/2016/01/11/industrial-profiteering-and-government-sanctioned-surveillance/
The UK plans to roll-out 26,000,000 smart meters by 2020. The push is on. Energy regulator OFGEM reportedly ordered energy supplier E.ON to pay a fine of GBP 7 million for failing to meet a deployment target of 20,000 smart meters to its business customers. Smart Meter Risks in 2016: The Global Rollout Continues.http://anhinternational.org/2016/01/06/smart-meter-risk-in-2016/
Members of the Maine Coalition outside the Supreme Court.
After a two year campaign of opposition, the Maine Coalition Against Smart Meters received ruling on 27 January in favour of electricity supplier Central Maine Power and the PUC. In spite of acknowledging evidence of harm from EMR, the Court relied upon FCC regulations, and invoked a convoluted form of risk assessment stating, “It’s one thing to make a finding that evidence is credible regarding potential harm and quite another to find there is a legally credible threat of harm that a credible threat of harm is in fact credible: likely and probable to result in harm.” Where vested interests are involved, it apparently all comes down to obscure language not reality. You can read the entire ruling here.http://www.courts.maine.gov/opinions_orders/supreme/lawcourt/2016/16me19fr.pdf
“The electromagnetic radiation standards used by the FCC continue to be based on thermal heating, a criterion now nearly 30 years out of date and inapplicable today.” – U.S. Dept. of Interior, 2014
Biometrics, Implants, Artificial Intelligence
School children holding mobile phones near their head to experience virtual reality.
Google’s Global Expeditions Pioneer Program. Stop Untested Microwave Radiation of Children’s Brains and Eyes EHT Scientists Urge Google.http://ehtrust.org/stop-untested-microwave-radiation-of-childrens-brains-and-eyes-eht-scientists-urge-google/
RedTacton Near-body Electric-field Communications Technology and Its Applications. https://www.ntt-review.jp/archive/ntttechnical.php?contents=ntr201003sf1.pdf&mode=show_pdf
A new benchmark in techno-inspired human degradation.
Turning humans into batteries to run electronic profitable gadgets. Self Sufficient Wireless Transmitter Powered by Foot-pumped Urine Operating Wearable MFC.http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-3190/11/1/016001/pdf
Mains Radiation, ELF
Powerlines, Wiring, Appliances
The Gibbs Report, Inquiry into Community Needs and High Voltage Transmission Line Development, was commissioned by the NSW Government and was completed in 1991. In a classic example of doublespeak it concluded, “It has not been established that electric fields or magnetic fields of power frequency are harmful to human health, but since there is some evidence that they may do harm, a policy of prudent avoidance is recommended.”
Power-Frequency EMFs Promote Cancer in Massive Animal Study.http://microwavenews.com/news-center/ramazzini-animal-study
Life-span Exposure to Sinusoidal-50Hz Magnetic Field and Acute Low-dose Y Radiation Induce Carcinogenic effects in Sprague-Dawley Rats.http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.3109/09553002.2016.1144942?journalCode=irab20
A typical Ultrasonic Pest Repeller emits ultrasound and injects signals into household wiring.
Soon to appear in buses, trains, airport lounges, hotels and other places already saturated with microwaves. How “Qi” Wireless Battery Charging Could Help People Ditch the Cords.http://www.csmonitor.com/Technology/2015/1216/How-Qi-wireless-battery-charging-could-help-people-ditch-the-cords