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24 April 2017

Interview with Chernobyl Cleanup Survivor, Natalia Manzurova

REPOSTED 24 April 2017 on the occasion of the Grand Vigil of IndependentWHO taking place on 26 April in Geneva in front of WHO.

IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE AFFECTED BY THE NUCLEAR ACCIDENTS AT FUKUSHIMA AND CHERNOBYL:

Natalia Manzurova, shown here in 1988 in the "dead zone"
of Pripyat, is one of the relatively few survivors among
those directly involved in the cleanup of Chernobyl.


Shortly after the Fukushima nuclear accident occurred in March 2011, Natalia Manzurova granted this interview with aol.com. She is one of the few survivors among those directly involved in the cleanup of Chernobyl. Just after the nuclear catastrophe, the 35-year-old engineer was told to report to the wrecked plant in northern Ukraine. She spent 4 1/2 years helping clean the abandoned town of Pripyat, which was less than two miles from the Chernobyl reactors. Several years after working there, she developed a benign thyroid tumor. Half the thyroid was removed. Around the time of the operation, the government passed a law saying the liquidators had to work for exactly 4 1/2 years to get their pension and retire. The law concerning benefits kept changing because the government did not want to admit to what extent the liquidators were being affected. It would have looked bad for the industry. “The nuclear industry is dangerous. They want to deny the dangers.” Manzurova became disabled at age 43. Today she is an advocate for radiation victims worldwide.

Chernobyl Cleanup Survivor's Message for Japan: 'Run Away as Quickly as Possible'
by Dana Kennedy, aol.com, 22 March 2011

Natalia Manzurova, one of the few survivors among those directly involved in the long cleanup of Chernobyl, was a 35-year-old engineer at a nuclear plant in Ozersk, Russia, in April 1986 when she and 13 other scientists were told to report to the wrecked, burning plant in the northern Ukraine.

23 April 2017

Sheryl Crow's Kids Are Limited To 30 Minutes Of Screen Time A Day & For Good Reason

Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images
Entertainment/Getty Images
"Too much screen time can have detrimental effects on kids as they grow up, including dulled empathy, difficulty reading social cues and concentrating, disrupted sleep schedules, and even an increased risk of developing a chronic illness — and, yes, digital addiction."

Sheryl Crow's Kids Are Limited To 30 Minutes Of Screen Time A Day & For Good Reason
by Andrea Frazierromper.com, 14 April 2017

She's won nine Grammys and has another album on the way, but, mostly, she's dedicated to being there for every moments of her sons' childhoods. So, it's really no surprise that Sheryl Crow limits her kids' screen time to 30 minutes per day, as she recently told People magazine. Six-year-old and Levi and 9-year-old Wyatt probably aren't bored, though: Crow said she recorded the entirety of Be Myself, out April 21, during their school hours so that she could be home every night for dinner. And no one would argue that playing endless games of Candy Crush is a better way to spend time than hanging out with family (except maybe kids themselves, but still).

Electronic Weapons, Radio Frequency Radiation, Remote Manipulation of the Human Nervous System: Open Letter to the European Commission

Electronic Weapons,  Radio Frequency Radiation, Remote Manipulation of the Human Nervous System

New World Order Weapon Ban. Open Letter to the European Commission
by Mojmir Babacek, Global Research, 13 April 2017

OPEN LETTER TO THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION

We are missing a legislation which would ban the purposeful remote manipulation of the human nervous system and organism including remote killing of people.

Secretariat-General
European Commission
Rue de la Loi 200/ Wetstraat 200
1049 Bruxelles/Brussel
Belgium

In mid March 2016 the Polish defense minister Antoni Macierewicz visited the University of Father Tadeusz Rydzyk to participate in the discussion on problems of contemporary politics, armed conflicts and terrorism. One of the listeners asked him, whether Poland has got a strategy, how to solve illegal experiments with electromagnetic weapons on unwitting Polish citizens. Antoni Macieriwicz replied that his ministry is conducting an analysis on this subject and that he is going to establish a commission, which will investigate the complaints of Polish citizens.

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgVs4-m0lNY#t=33

Are You Hooked on Screens? Here’s Why You Can’t Look Away

Interview with Adam Alter, author of "Irresistible" - the rise of addictive technology and the business of keeping us hooked.

Are You Hooked on Screens? Here’s Why You Can’t Look Away
by Lisa Tolin, nbcnews.com, 18 April 2017

If you're finding yourself spending more and more time staring at your phone, that's no accident.

In his new book "Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked," NYU marketing professor Adam Alter warns that internet addiction is on the rise — and that it's partly because addiction is good for business.

He presents some sobering statistics: The average millennial looks at his phone more than 150 times a day, and some studies suggest as much as 40 percent of the population suffers from some kind of Internet addiction, whether to gaming, pornography — or just email.

22 April 2017

Italy: The Court of Ivrea: "Misuse of the Cell Phone Caused a Tumor"

Detailed reporting of the court case by an Italian newspaper.

THE JUDGMENT - "BENIGN TUMOR BUT DISABLING"

The Court of Ivrea: "The misuse of the cell phone caused a tumor"
by Elisa Solacorriere.it, 17 April 2017
Google translation with grammatical corrections by the Editor of "Towards Better Health".  


Inail ordered to pay an annuity for an occupational disease to the company employee who was diagnosed with a tumor after 15 years of cell phone use for more than three hours a day without protection.

The prolonged and continuous use of the cell phone, without headsets or a hands-free kit, has been recognized by the Ivrea Judge Laura Fadda as a possible cause of the onset of a tumor. The victim, who appealed against Inail [National Institute for Insurance against Accidents at Work], is a technician in the Turin office of a large Italian telecoms company. His name is Roberto Romeo, 57 years old, and just a few years' short of retirement. The biological damage has been recognized at 23 percent.

The sentence

Landmark Italian Court Ruling Recognizes Causal Link Between Cellphone Use And Brain Tumor

Landmark Italian Court Ruling Recognizes Causal Link Between Cellphone Use And Brain Tumor
ehtrust.org, 21 April 2017

The Italian Court of Ivrea rules telecom employee to be paid lifetimes damages for brain tumor developed after heavy cell phone use.

The Italian Court of Ivrea is the first Court in the world to recognize a causal link between cellphone use and brain tumors in an April 11, 2017 ruling which awarded a Telecom employee, Roberto Romeo, lifetime damages of 500 euros a month after he developed a brain tumor from fifteen years of cell phone use. The ruling which has made international headlines as the court’s expert refused to accept telecom industry funded studies as evidence.

“Judgment recognizes the causal link between a Brain tumor and the use of a cell phone”. This is quoted from the verdict issued by Judge Luca Fadda of the Court of Ivrea. The state social security agency must pay Romeo for the damages from the brain tumor which resulted in loss of hearing in one ear. He had used the company cellphone for three hours a day for 15 years.

“I had no choice but to use my mobile to talk to colleagues and organise work — for 15 years I was calling all the time, from home, in the car,” states Romeo as quoted in The Guardian, “I started to have the feeling of my right ear being blocked all the time and the tumour was diagnosed in 2010. Happily, it was benign but I can no longer hear anything because they had to remove my acoustic nerve.”

Berkeley Cell Phone "Right to Know" Ordinance

Berkeley Cell Phone "Right to Know" Ordinance
saferemr.com, 21 April 2017

To see media coverage about the Berkeley cell phone "right to know" ordinance
and the CTIA's lawsuit: http://bit.ly/berkeleymedia


Today the city of Berkeley won a major decision in a federal appeals court. The court denied a request by the CTIA-The Wireless Association to block Berkeley’s landmark cell phone “right to know” ordinance.

Berkeley’s ordinance which has been in effect since March 21 of last year requires cellphone retailers in the city to provide consumers with the following notification:

“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.”

United States: Mobile Industry Loses Its Bid to Stop Berkeley's Cellphone Warning Law

YOU'VE BEEN WARNED —

Mobile industry loses its bid to stop Berkeley’s cellphone warning law
by Cyrus Farivar, arstechnica.com
21 April 2017

9th Circuit: Local law actually “complements and reinforces” federal law, policy.

On Friday, a federal appeals court ruled in favor of the City of Berkeley, allowing the city to keep its law that requires radiation warning signs in all cellphone stores within the city limits.

The CTIA, the cellphone industry trade group, sued the city to stop the law from taking effect by asking a lower court to impose a preliminary injunction. The group argued that forcing retailers to display the warning (pictured below) constituted compelled speech, which violates the First Amendment. After the district court didn't impose the injunction, the CTIA appealed to the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals.

The 9th Circuit concluded that Berkeley's disclosure "did no more than alert consumers" to FCC safety disclosures.

21 April 2017

Bill Gates Forbid His Kids from Having Cell Phones Until Age 14

Photo: Seth Wenig, Associated Press
Bill Gates forbid his kids from having cell phones until age 14
by Amy Graff, SFGATE, 20 April 2017

American businessman Bill Gates' Microsoft designed some of the world's most exciting technology, but he put strict limits on his own children from using it.

Bill Gates is a visionary who co-founded one of the world's best-known tech companies that made him the richest man in the world.

Gates led the world into the digital world, making computers accessible to everyday people with his Microsoft PC software.

You would think his kids would have been some of the first students at school to show up with cell phones.

Not so. Gates and his wife Melinda banned their three children from owning cell phones until age 14, even though their kids often protested and said their friends all owned them.

Italian Court Finds Link Between Cell Phone Use and Tumor

"The Codacons consumer protection agency says it is considering a class-action based on the Romeo decision to have cellphones carry health warnings in Italy, and also to have the health risks associated with cellphone use recognized generally by Italy’s social security agency."

Italian Court Finds Link Between Cell Phone Use and Tumor
by Colleen Barry, AP, courthousenews.com
20 April 2017

MILAN (AP) — A longtime Telecom Italia employee has been awarded monthly social security payments after a court found that his brain tumor was caused by improper use of a company-issued cellphone.

Lawyer Stefano Bertone said Thursday that it was the first trial court verdict of which he was aware in the world “to recognize a link between cellphone use and the development of brain tumor.”

Bertone said one factor that appeared to have contributed to the verdict was the refusal by the court’s expert to accept into evidence studies that were funded by the telecom industry.