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EMF Studies

28 April 2017

Electrosensitivity Explained in a Comic Strip

Electrosensitivity explained in a comic strip
ARA, www.alerte.ch, posted 28 April 2017

Dr. CEM by Kri

Dr. CEM could be one of the 14 doctors, co-authors of the "EUROPAEM EMF Guideline 2016 for the prevention,diagnosis and treatment of EMF-related healthproblems and illnesses".  This publication, written by internationally-known doctors to inform physicians, comprises 69 pages of text, perhaps too technical for a wide audience, especially young persons.  We hope that this comic strip will raise awareness of the health risks concerning unrestrained use of wireless technologies.

Click here for the link to the comic strip

About the artist:

27 April 2017

France: Phonegate* : Rejection of the Interlocutory Proceedings against ANFR by the Administrative Tribunal of Melun

Phonegate* : Rejection of the Interlocutory Proceedings against ANFR by the Administrative Tribunal of Melun
by Marc Arazi, arazi.fr, 27 April 2017

Communiqué, 26 April 2017

By a ruling made on 20 April 2017, as follow-up to the public hearing of 19 April 2017, the Administrative Tribunal of Melun rejected all demands for interlocutory proceedings that we had initiated against the National Frequency Agency (ANFR) on 20 February 2017. The court considered that the requested measurements would be an obstacle to enforcement of an administrative decision (explicit decision of ANFR dated 19 December 2016 refusing the transmission of documents relating to measurements of the specific absorption rate (SAR) of 95 mobile phones tested) without establishing the existence of a serious and imminent danger.

26 April 2017

Statement By Dr. Devra Davis On The Landmark California Court Ruling Upholding The Berkeley Cell Phone Ordinance

Statement By Dr. Devra Davis On The Landmark California Court Ruling Upholding The Berkeley Cell Phone Ordinance
ehtrust.org, 22 April 2017

In a clear victory for the public right to know with a landmark court decision, the US Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has upheld the City of Berkeley’s ordinance requiring phone sellers make public typically hidden advice about distances used for cell phone testing. In an April 21, 2017 filing, the Court decisively rejected the industry argument that making that advice public deprived them of their First Amendment rights.

Phone sellers in Berkeley are required to post this notice:

To assure safety, the Federal Government requires that cell phones meet radiofrequency (RF) exposure guidelines. If you carry or use your phone in a pants or shirt pocket or tucked into a bra when the phone is ON and connected to a wireless network, you may exceed the federal guidelines for exposure to RF radiation. Refer to the instructions in your phone or user manual for information about how to use your phone safely.

Massachusetts: Worcester Schools Draft Warning on Wireless Devices

The new guidelines, which still must be approved by the full School Committee at its meeting Thursday, encourage technology users to avoid keeping cellphones, tablets and laptops close to their body, and to turn off the wireless connectivity on those devices when not using the internet... 
“We don’t want, 10 years from now, to find out there was something we should have done.”

Worcester schools draft warning on wireless devices
by Scott O’Connell, Telegram & Gazette Staff, 25 April 2017

WORCESTER – The school district could soon warn families to take precautions against exposure to wireless Internet radiation, after a school standing committee this week approved a set of recommendations developed by the administration.

The new guidelines, which still must be approved by the full School Committee at its meeting Thursday, encourage technology users to avoid keeping cellphones, tablets and laptops close to their body, and to turn off the wireless connectivity on those devices when not using the internet.

EU Parliament Wants Free Wi-Fi for Everybody

[What a tragedy for electrosensitive persons!]

EU Parliament wants free Wi-Fi for everybody
by Dan Alexe, Contributing Editor, New Europe, 
25 April 2017

The European Parliament’s industry committee announced today it is backing a plan to offer free Wi-Fi connectivity in public spaces such as parks, squares and public buildings everywhere in Europe through WiFi4EU.

The initiative, which was launched by the European Commission under the heading ‘WiFi4Eu – Free Wi-Fi for Europeans’, aims at bringing high-quality wireless internet access to at least 6000-8000 local communities and has a total planned budget of €120m until 2020. It will provide internet access for locals, visitors and tourists in parks, squares, libraries or public buildings.

Tribeca 2017: ‘Sensitives’ Documentary as Hyper-aware as Its Subjects

Drew Xanthopoulos
Tribeca 2017: ‘Sensitives’ Documentary as Hyper-aware as Its Subjects
by Hailey Nuthals, Editor-in-Chief, 
nyunews.com, 25 April 2017

“The Sensitives” follows the lives of people with chemical and electromagnetic hypersensitivity, where victims can have debilitating reactions to exposure to even the slightest artificial fragrance or electromagnetic radiation. The documentary required extensive precautions to preserve the health of the victims.

Complaints about cellphones have become ubiquitous of late — millennials purportedly won’t put them down, they’re ruining our love lives and some even argue that they’re interfering with our health care. In a world where it’s nearly impossible to operate as an independent adult without a phone, the devices are held with as much disdain as they are praise.

But for some people, the problems don’t end — or don’t even begin — with the way cell phones affect our interactions. For some, cell phones and any other device that emits electromagnetic waves, like laptops or digital cameras, make them physically ill. 

California Bill SB 649 Would Force Transmitters Outside Your Home

CA Bill SB 649 Would Force Transmitters Outside Your Home
by Josh Hartstopsmartmeters.org, 19 April 2017

Tell California State Senators: “NO” on SB 649- NO Small Cell Invasion

California pending legislation SB649 would streamline placement of ​5G ​small cell Distributed Antenna System​s​ (DAS) on electric and light poles in front of businesses and residences. This bill eliminates local control and jurisdiction with regard to DAS ​placement ​throughout the state of California. Read more about the bill and take action at the Scientists for Wired Tech site.

Ellen Marks of the California Brain Tumor Association says:

“PLEASE WRITE TO (YOUR LEGISLATORS) NOW(AND ASK THEM TO VOTE NO ON SB 649)- DO NOT WAIT FOR THESE MILLIMETER MICROWAVE ANTENNAS TO BE INSTALLED OUTSIDE YOUR HOMES.”

California: Ninth Circuit Upholds Berkeley Ordinance Requiring Cell Phone Retail Disclosures

"Berkeley’s compelled disclosure does no more than to alert consumers to the safety disclosures that the FCC requires, and to direct consumers to federally compelled instructions in their user manuals providing specific information about how to avoid excessive exposure. Far from conflicting with federal law and policy, the Berkeley ordinance complements and reinforces it."

Ninth Circuit Upholds Berkeley Ordinance Requiring Cell Phone Retail Disclosures
by Ruthann Robsonlawprofessors.typepad.com, 21 April 2017

In its opinion in CTIA - The Wireless Ass'n v. City of Berkeley, a panel of the Ninth Circuit rejected First Amendment and preemption challenges to an ordinance requiring retailers to provide notices to consumers about their cell phone purchase. The notice, to be on a poster or handout, with the seal of the city, must read:

The City of Berkeley requires that you be provided the following notice:

To assure safety, the Federal Government requires that cell phones meet radiofrequency (RF) exposure guidelines. If you carry or use your phone in a pants or shirt pocket or tucked into a bra when the phone is ON and connected to a wireless network, you may exceed the federal guidelines for exposure to RF radiation. Refer to the instructions in your phone or user manual for information about how to use your phone safely.

Is 'Li-Fi' Set to Replace Wi-Fi?

Engineering professor Maite Brandt-Pearce's Li-Fi
technology could offer an alternative to Wi-Fi networks.
Courtesy University of Virginia
Is 'Li-Fi' set to replace Wi-Fi?
6 April 2017

VLNComm looks to LED technology to provide better network

University Engineering Prof. Maite Brandt-Pearce and her former graduate student, Mohammad Noshad, have found a new alternative to wireless networks like Wi-Fi which uses radio waves. Their new technology “Li-Fi” instead uses LED lights to provide network connectivity.

In wireless networks like Wi-Fi, a wireless adapter converts data into radio signals and transmits it using an antenna. A wireless router then receives and decodes the signal, sending the information to the internet with a physical, wired connection.

A Curious Case of Depression



"Suffice it to say, it is not enough to address depression in young people solely with conventional psychotherapy and perhaps an antidepressant. Even if screen-time is not the primary cause, it is virtually always a contributing factor, and often a clean break can provide the missing link in treatment."


A Curious Case of Depression

by Victoria L. Dunckley M.D.psychologytoday.com, 29 October 2015

The face of depression in today's screen-bound world is changing.

Dan was a twenty-year-old young man with mild social anxiety and attention deficit disorder who — despite a genius-level IQ — was failing out of college. His social life had gone from being fairly active to nonexistent, his sleep-wake pattern was almost completely reversed, and he rarely left his room. Although not actively suicidal, Dan reported he often felt he ’d be “better off dead” and didn’t “see much point to life.” What was happening?

Upon graduating from high school, Dan had continued living at home with parents. But without the eight-hour school days and no job to go to, he suddenly found himself with a lot of extra time on his hands. His electronics’ use skyrocketed.