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EMF Studies

21 January 2017

Pentagon Plans for 'Doomsday' Artillery Shell Containing an Electromagnetic Pulse Weapon

A solicitation from the Pentagon calls for a non-explosive
electromagnetic pulse artillery shell capable of wiping out
'a wide range of electronics, critical infrastructure, and
computer-based systems.'  It would fit into a 155mm
artillery piece, like the M777 Howitzer pictured.
Pentagon plans for 'doomsday' artillery shell containing an electromagnetic pulse weapon powerful enough to cripple an entire city's electronics revealed
18 January 2017

  • Pentagon is calling for a 'non-kinetic effects' weapon for 155mm projectiles
  • Would be an electromagnetic pulse artillery shell that could wipe out electronics
  • It would destroy electronic infrastructure without physically causing damage 

The US Department of Defense is developing a powerful new weapon that could cripple an entire city without directly hurting anyone.

A recent solicitation from the Pentagon calls for a non-explosive electromagnetic pulse artillery shell capable of wiping out ‘a wide range of electronics, critical infrastructure, and computer-based systems.’

The NTP Cell Phone RF Radiation Health Effects Project

The NTP Cell Phone RF Radiation Health Effects Project [Health Matters]
James C. Lin, Univ. of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Published in: IEEE Microwave Magazine
( Volume: 18, Issue: 1, Jan.-Feb. 2017 )

Abstract:
On 26 May 2016, a U.S.-government-led project reported occurrences of two types of rare cancers in laboratory rats exposed to RF radiation used for wireless cell phone operations. This five-year project has been ongoing for more than ten years, with a currently estimated price tag of US$25 million or more of taxpayers' money (two to three times its original budget). That's huge! It is the largest health effects study ever undertaken by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).

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On 26 May 2016, a U.S.-government-led project reported occurrences of two types of rare cancers in laboratory rats exposed to RF radiation used for wireless cell phone operations [1].

This five-year project has been ongoing for more than ten years, with a currently estimated price tag of US$25 million or more of taxpayers' money (two to three times its original budget). That's huge! It is the largest health effects study ever undertaken by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).

The Findings and their Implications

Is 5G Cellular Technology Harmful to Our Health?

Is 5G Cellular Technology Harmful to Our Health?
saferemr.com, 17 August 2016 (updated 19 August)

5G cellular technology will employ much higher frequency microwaves than current cell phone technologies: 2G, 3G, and 4G. These microwaves, known as millimeter waves, won't penetrate building materials like the current technology which is why industry may need one cell antenna base station for every 12 homes.

But millimeter waves can affect your eyes and penetrate your skin.

When the Los Angeles Times reporter contacted me for the story below, I did a quick search and found several recently published articles examining biological effects of millimeter waves (see references below). This form of microwave radiation is most likely to affect our skin and neuronal cells in the upper dermis.

Moreover, widespread adoption of 5G cellular technology in the U.S. may have profound effects on our ecosystem by altering bacteria, possibly creating harmful bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics.

History has proved that we cannot trust the FCC and the FDA to protect our health from microwave radiation exposure.

Brain Tumors Are Increasing in Denmark

Brain tumors are increasing in Denmark.
News release from Swedish Radiation Protection Foundation, 20 January 2017
From original article in Swedish.

The chart shows the development of the number of patients
(all ages) who each year are reported to have a tumor in the
brain, the meninges (including meningioma) or central
nervous system (including cranial nerves and acoustic
neuroma).  The statistics include both malignant and benign
tumors.  Nearly 1,000 more patients were registered in 2015
compared with 1990.  The graph also shows a clear trend
reversal takes place in 2003/2004 after which the growth
 rate increases.
Never before have so many new patients been diagnosed with a brain tumor in Denmark as in year 2015. The number of people diagnosed with tumors of the central nervous system (CNS, including brain tumors) in Denmark has more than doubled since 1990 according to new statistics and the largest increase has been in the last 10 years until 2015. Among young people aged 0-39 years, tumors in the CNS are the type of cancer that has increased the most.

The increase appears to have accelerated in the last ten years according to the data from the Danish Cancer Registry, analyzed by the Swedish Radiation Protection Foundation. The data includes both malignant and benign brain tumors. During the same period, the use of mobile phones has increased tremendously.

In addition, the number of young patients diagnosed with a CNS tumor is on the rise. Among young people under 40 years of age in Denmark, also this age group is seeing a rise in the number of diagnosed cases. CNS tumors are also increasing among the young and are now almost as common as malignant melanoma among those aged 0-39 years. CNS tumors have increased more than any other tumor type over the past ten years in this age group. In 2006, 186 young persons aged 0-39 years were reported with a CNS tumor, but in 2015 the number had increased to 271.

20 January 2017

Electrosensitivity – an Environmental illness, an Authentic Diagnosis, not a Delusional Disorder - Letter by Dr. Andrew Tresidder

Full text:  Download

Andrew.tresidder@tesco.net

January 2017

To my Medical Colleagues, GPs, Psychiatrists, Neurologists and others:

Electrosensitivity – an Environmental illness, an Authentic Diagnosis, not a Delusional Disorder

Summary:
Electrosensitivity is the symptomatic sensitivity to Electric or Magnetic Fields of any frequency, including RadioFrequency (RF or Microwave) transmissions. As a symptomatic condition, it is becoming common due to the increasing environmental pressure on human biology. The source is pollution from wireless and other EM fields. Doctors as yet rarely recognize it due to educational issues. Safety always lags technological advance. There are barriers to recognition of harms. Current UK Advisory Safety Limits are based upon the outdated and disproven myth that Non-Thermal means Non-Harmful. Society and organizations have yet to fully travel the road from ‘there isn’t a problem’, ‘there might be a problem but it’s very small’ to ‘there is a problem’. Society does not recognize humans as electromagnetic beings, as well as physical bodies needing careful nutrition to maintain health. Meanwhile, increasing numbers of people suffer, often ignored or dismissed because society doesn’t yet appreciate the issue, and doctors have no answers. Electrosensitivity is soundly supported by both biology and physics.

"Electrohypersensitivity: A Functional Impairment Due to an Inaccessible Environment" by Professor Olle Johansson

"As clearly stated by the UN, there must be an end to nonchalance, lack of consideration, indifference and lack of respect on the part of society for those with disabilities."  We ask everyone to read and consider - what Professor Olle Johansson says about electrohypersensitivity.  

"Some medical doctors and a few scientists still... want EHS to be a medical/psychiatric diagnosis, i.e. with patients with an undefined disease syndrome, the latter instead being the focus of medical/psychiatric treatments (thus, no automatic accessibility measures, including shielding of the environment)...

"There is much that could be done to increase accessibility: educating architects, planners, scientists, technologists and the general public more effectively about EHS, its causes and how it can be minimized... Creating work, home and general environments that are more user-friendly for EHS sufferers so that they feel included and not excluded in the rich tapestry of life...

"Forcing people with such functional impairments out into various sanctuaries or zones is completely in opposition to the UN disability laws, the Standard Rules, and it’s Convention, and could be the beginning of a terrible trend...

"How are [electrohypersensitive persons] to be able to be a normal part of the community with complete access to council offices, post offices, means of transport, cinemas, restaurants, hospital care and other facilities when electromagnetic pollution can affect them detrimentally?...

"As clearly stated by the UN (6), there must be an end to nonchalance, lack of consideration, indifference and lack of respect on the part of society for those with disabilities for all our sakes. As moral human beings we should never accept negative discriminatory treatment or an insulting special treatment of those with impairments."

Electrohypersensitivity: a functional impairment due to an inaccessible environment 
Olle Johansson*
DOI 10.1515/reveh-2015-0018 Received July 14, 2015; accepted November 2, 2015

Extracts

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Google Harvests School Kids' Web Histories for Ads

"It is disturbing to think that one of the world's most profitable corporations would try to make even more money by deceiving parents and taking advantage of Mississippi school children."

Google harvests school kids' web histories for ads, claims its Mississippi nemesis

by Shaun Nichols, theregister.co.uk,  
18 January 2017

M-I-S-S-I-sue-your-ass-you-creepy-spy

Google is once again facing allegations that its cloud for education may be harvesting and selling information on school kids.

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood is suing [PDF] for full disclosure of how the Chocolate Factory handles and markets any information it collects through the G Suite for Education service it operates for roughly half of the state's K-12 schools. K-12 is kindergarten through to twelfth grade, or children five to 18 years old.

Exposure to Insecticides that Mimic Melatonin Could Put People at Higher Risk for Diabetes

Exposure to insecticides that mimic melatonin could put people at higher risk for diabetes
news-medical.net, 19 January 2017

(Image: ) This computer-generated image demonstrates how melatonin (in yellow) and carbaryl, (in light turquoise), a commonly used insecticide, bind directly to the same binding region on the human melatonin receptor. NeuroscienceNews.com image is credited to Raj Rajnarayanan, UB.

Synthetic chemicals commonly found in insecticides and garden products bind to the receptors that govern our biological clocks, University at Buffalo researchers have found. The research suggests that exposure to these insecticides adversely affects melatonin receptor signaling, creating a higher risk for metabolic diseases such as diabetes.

Industry Money May Taint Advice from Patient Groups, Regulators

According to a recent study published in JAMA Internal Medicine, more than 67 percent of 245 patient advocacy groups reported receiving industry funding in the past year. Of those, nearly 12 percent reported that more than half their funding came from industry.

Industry money may taint advice from patient groups, regulators
by Ronnie Cohen, reuters.com, 
17 January 2017

(REUTERS HEALTH) - As a social worker, Susannah Rose referred clients with cancer to patient advocacy groups she trusted to dispense unbiased advice - until she heard the groups might be taking money from pharmaceutical companies.

So she set out to investigate.

Two-thirds of patient advocacy organizations reported receiving industry funding, Rose, now a bioethicist, finds in a new study.

United Kingdom: Date Set for Landmark Hearing into Dangers of Fumes in the Cabin

Inquest to examine risk of toxic fumes in aircraft.  Taken
from Facebook page RIP Richard Westgate.  Richard
Westgate died age 43 in December 2012.  
"A LANDMARK court hearing to examine the risks posed by toxic fumes inside aircraft cabins will be heard in Bournemouth in April. A date has finally been set for a full inquest into the death of British Airways pilot Richard Westgate... Mr Westgate, 43, died while undergoing treatment for Aerotoxic Syndrome in The Netherlands in 2012. It has taken more than four years to assemble the evidence and experts needed to establish what happened to him. Legal experts representing the aviation industry, British Airways and the family will travel from across the globe to give evidence."

Date set for landmark hearing into dangers of fumes in the cabin
by Jane Reader, bournemouthecho.co.uk, 19 January 2017

A LANDMARK court hearing to examine the risks posed by toxic fumes inside aircraft cabins will be heard in Bournemouth in April.

A date has finally been set for a full inquest into the death of British Airways pilot Richard Westgate.

The hearing will take place over two weeks in April at Bournemouth Town Hall and will be one of the longest and most detailed inquests ever heard in the county.