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10 December 2017

France: « No more mobile phones in schools and 'collèges' as of the 2018 return », announces the Minister for National Education

« No more mobile phones in schools and “collèges” as of the 2018 return », announces Jean-Michel Blanquer
Le Monde, 10 December 2017 (translation)

The measure, confirmed Sunday by the Minister for National Education, was a campaign promise of Emmanuel Macron.

Philippe Huguen / AFP
Mobile phones will be banned in schools and “collèges” [children up to age 14] as of the 2018 return, announced the Minister for National Education, Jean-Michel Blanquer, Sunday 10 December, during a broadcast of “Le Grand Jury RTL-LCI-Le Figaro”. “We are working on the issue, this can take different forms,” he said. “You may need it for educational purposes, for emergency situations, so mobile phones must be limited.”

This was a campaign promise of Emmanuel Macron.

Many teachers are alarmed by the “scourge” and the “endless war” posed by mobile phones at school. More than eight out of ten teenagers were equipped with a smartphone, according to a 2015 Credoc study, compared to 20% in 2011. The trend begins towards primary school, when students start to have one sometimes from fourth grade onwards when they go to school alone because it reassures parents to be able to reach them at any time.

International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP): Revision of High-Frequency Guidelines

REVISION OF THE HF GUIDELINES
www.icnirp.org, 7 December 2017

Munich, Germany, 7 December 2017

Note on the Revision of the High-Frequency Portion of the ICNIRP 1998 EMF Guidelines

ICNIRP’s current guidelines for the high-frequency (100 kHz – 300 GHz) portion of the electromagnetic spectrum were published in 1998. Given the large body of relevant research that has been generated since those 1998 guidelines, ICNIRP is now revising the guidelines to incorporate this literature.

The revision of the guidelines has been underway since 2014, and a public consultation version of the updated guidelines is expected within the first half of 2018. Given this timing, ICNIRP has been asked whether, in the interim period, the current guidelines can still be considered as protective. This is a very reasonable question, particularly given that changes are anticipated in the revised guidelines.

Pollution: A Crime against Health

Pollution:  A Crime against Health
Bulletin no. 85 (October 2017), ARTAC (Association for Research on Treatment against Cancer)
(President, Professor Dominique Belpomme) (translation)

The legal group formed within ARTAC on June 2, 2017, aimed to continue the discussion on the tabling of an amendment to the Rome Statute to have pollution recognized as a health crime at the International Criminal Court (ICC). In this regard, several topics were discussed: asbestos and its consequences on health (cancers); pesticides as endocrine disruptors; electromagnetic pollution. Note that Professor Stefania Negri (Italy) has joined us.

(Photo):  Professor of International Law at the University of Salerno, specialist in procedural and penal international law, in health and environmental law, Stefania Negri is particularly interested today in the environmental health point of view of European law. She holds the Jean Monnet Chair in European Law on Health, Environment and Food Safety. 

Composition of this Think Tank 

Antonino Abrami (Italian judge), Dominique Belpomme (President of ARTAC), Marie-Odile Bertella-Geffroy (former magistrate and lawyer at the TGI of Paris), Olivier Cachard (Professor of International Law at the University of Metz and lawyer), Christine Campagnac (project director at ARTAC), Anaïs Français (lawyer), Franck Laval (president of Ecologie Sans Frontières), Stefania Negri (see description above), Etienne Riondet (lawyer at the Bar of Paris), Michèle Rivasi (Member of the European Parliament), Kathleen Rueff (Founder of RightonCanada.ca, NGO specialized in the field of asbestos), Jean-Paul Teissonnière (environmental lawyer), Louise Vandelac (sociologist and professor at the University of Montreal).

09 December 2017

How Electromagnetic Radiation Affects Male Fertility

How EMF Radiation Effects Male Fertility
In Knowledge by Christian, 6 December 2017

There can be a stigma out there, or an assumption, that when a couple is having a hard time conceiving, that it is likely the woman’s issue. This really isn’t the case, in fact about 50% of the time, male infertility issues are the reason the couple has failed to conceive.

My wife and I struggled with infertility for almost 2 years before we were finally able to have our baby girl. So this is personal for me. Although ultimately we were able to conceive, and we did find some issues along the way that were unrelated to environmental issues, I needed to understand how EMF radiation effects male fertility.

I found most of this when I was just researching for myself, how EMF radiation effects male fertility. I needed to know so I could do everything possible to make changes in my life. So do me a favor, if you get anything at all out of this article, consider sharing it with friends and family. You never know how information can have a positive effect on those around you. Click one of those social media buttons you see on the left, or at the bottom of this post.

Does EMF Radiation Effect Male Fertility?

How Do EMFs Damage Sperm?

Massachusetts: New Water Meters Spark Radiation Fears in Housatonic

Digital water meter
New water meters spark radiation fears in Housatonic
by Heather Bellow, The Berkshire Eagle, 5 December 2017

GREAT BARRINGTON — There was a water meter fight in Housatonic last week.

A plan already underway by the Housatonic Water Works Co. to replace analog water meters with a new wireless model has customers worried about bursts of radiation from its transmitter, which sends water use data to the company using cellular networks.

The private water company and meter manufacturer say the level of radiation is less than that emitted by a text message, and is equivalent to "a brief cell phone call." But ratepayers are still wary.

"You're trying to force these meters on people when in fact they're dangerous," said Christopher Rowland, a resident, speaking to James Mercer, the water company's co-owner and treasurer.

Texas: Court Hears Case Over Worker Fired for Smart Meter Testimony

TEXAS - Court hears case over worker fired for smart-meter testimony
Green Wire, 5 December 2017

A Texas utility is hoping to overturn a labor board ruling that it unlawfully fired an employee for raising safety concerns about smart meters.

Oncor Electric Delivery Co. discharged 34-year employee Bobby Reed in 2013 after he testified to Texas lawmakers that smart meters led to fires in consumers' homes. The National Labor Relations Board ruled that the testimony should have been protected under the National Labor Relations Act.

But an attorney for Oncor today argued to a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia Circuit that the fired employee's testimony didn't fall under those protections.

"The board failed to apply the law," David Lonergan, the attorney, argued today in court. "He didn't bring up any employee concern. ... We don't think it was protected."

At issue is testimony that Reed gave at a hearing that the Texas Senate Business and Commerce Committee convened in October 2012 to weigh consumer complaints about smart meters.

Pilot Study Shows Dramatic Difference In Brain Activity With EHS (Electrohypersensitive) Cases As Compared To Controls (Non EHS)

Pilot Study Shows Dramatic Difference In Brain Activity With EHS (Electrohypersensitive) Cases As Compared To Controls (Non EHS)
News provided by The Peoples Initiative Foundation, 5 December 2017

See also the July 2017 published study:
[Functional brain MRI in patients complaining of electrohypersensitivity after long term exposure to electromagnetic fields (click on "download pdf"]

PRESS TELE-CONFERENCE, THURS., Dec. 7th, 12 NOON PST.

This is the first known published study to show pictures of EHS on an fMRI.

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Peoples Initiative Foundation has announced the conclusion of a pilot study they organized, headed up by Dr. Gunnar Heuser, showing EHS on an fMRI. This study was originally published by Degruyter in July of 2017, but was absent pictures of the controls. The company waited until the pictures were placed in the study to issue this press release, as the visual difference between the cases and controls is quite dramatic.

Below are 2 sample pictures from the study. The large white area on the left side of the left picture shows hyperconnectivity in the brain of a case (EHS person). The same small white area in the picture to the right shows normal brain activity in a control (non EHS person).



Poland: Krakow's New Initiative On Electromagnetic Environmental Pollution

Krakow Poland’s New Initiative On Electromagnetic Environmental Pollution
Environmental Health Trust

International Expert Forum on Protection of Children from Electromagnetic Environmental Pollution and ”Let’s Be EcoDigital” Community Project

The City of Krakow Poland has started a new initiative regarding digital devices and electromagnetic radiation. The City has developed a series of contests, community gatherings and electronic waste awareness activities as part of their EcoDigital” project launched under the Mayor of the City of Krakow. As an example, the City hosted a family picnic on the “International Day of Protection from Electromagnetic Environmental Pollution”

The City will be hosting the 2nd International Expert Forum on Protection of Children from Electromagnetic Environmental Pollution [27 November 2017 - see details below]. Last years conference featured several international scientists including Professor Olle Johansson of the Karolinska Institute, Sissel Halmøy, President of The International EMF Alliance and Professor Włodzimierz Klonowski from Maciej Nałęcz Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering of the Polish Academy of Sciences. The detailed program of the conference is available here.

08 December 2017

“Phonegate: The Health and Industrial Issues of a Global Scandal” by Marc Arazi

Guest Blog “Phonegate: The Health and Industrial Issues of a Global Scandal” by Marc Arazi
Between a Rock and a Hard Place (blog of Dariusz Leszczynski), 8 December 2017

Below is the next in a series of Guest Blogs on BRHP. The opinions expressed in this Guest Blog are of Marc Arazi himself. Publication of these opinions in BRHP does not imply that BRHP automatically agrees with or endorses these opinions. Publication of this, and other guest blogs, facilitates an open debate and free exchange of opinions on wireless technology and health.

Marc Arazi can be found on his website

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Phonegate: The Health and Industrial Issues of a Global Scandal

We are more than six billion persons in the world using a mobile phone. It has become an indispensable object of our daily life. Who is interested in the health risks from cell phones? Who has thoroughly read the user manual of their cell phone? Who has studied the regulations that control phones being placed on the market?

Not many of us! Most of us are seduced into trusting manufacturers and national and international organizations which ensure that mobile phones respect our health and safety.

The failure of national and international regulatory agencies

Unfortunately, our confidence has been violated. Our international system of control and regulation has completely failed. This new health and industrial scandal has been called “Phonegate”, echoing the similar scandal of “Dieselgate”, affecting the Volkswagen Group and other world auto manufacturers.

07 December 2017

2017 Nicosia Declaration on Electromagnetic and Radiofrequency Radiation

Also view this excellent video made by the Cyprus National Committee on Environment and Children's Health on children's exposure to wireless technology.

The 2017 Nicosia Declaration on Electromagnetic and Radiofrequency Radiation
November 11, 2017
Cyprus National Committee on Environment and Children’s Health Press Release (Reprint)
Environmental Health Trust

The signing of the Nicosia Declaration 2017
The Cyprus Medical Association, the Vienna Austrian Medical Chamber and the Cyprus National Committee on Environment and Children’s Health have signed the Nicosia Declaration on electromagnetic and radiofrequency radiation and have issued a new position paper and 16 practical steps to reduce exposure to cell phones and wireless radiation. The event was under the auspices of his excellency the Minister of Health Dr. George Pamborides and the Commissioner for the Environment Mrs. Ioanna Panayiotou.

The Minister of Health in his greeting expressed his support and in particular to the activities of the NCECH and said that investments on Children’s Health are of utmost importance. He welcomed the cooperation established by the three organizations from Cyprus and Austria. He said that the Declaration is an important development with specific and quite important targets. Referring to the issue of EMF/RF he mentioned that it is a potential carcinogen 2b and concluded saying that Prevention is the only choice