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EMF-Omega-News 23. July 2011

Why human cells do not like cell phones

Spain cancers near towers

Beware of smart meter dangers

If you can hear me now, you might be in trouble

Public Forum on Smart-Grid and Broadband Infrastructure

Dirty Electricity will be the cause of serious health concerns

San Francisco Unanimously Upholds Cell Phone Radiation ‘Right to Know’ Law Despite Industry Opposition

Masts Namibia Letter to press 8 July 2011

Mast proposal is thrown out

Mast victory for Little Chalfont campaigners

Plans rejected for 15-metre phone mast in Lincolnshire village

Battle against Wollaston mast set to go ‘all the way’

Torrox residents protest over phone mast

Parents’ fury at phone mast in church tower

Residents urged to join in mobile signal monitoring

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News from Mast Sanity


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‘Smart’ Meters Violate FCC Radiation Exposure Limits Says New Study | Stop Smart Meters!

‘Smart’ Meters Violate FCC Radiation Exposure Limits Says New Study | Stop Smart Meters!.

Huge SHOUT OUT to Joshua in gratitude for all your postings.

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CTIA- wireless association sends top guns to town of 27,000!

Michael Brownrigg, city council member in Burlingame, CA, a small neighbor of San Francisco, has 3 friends that died from brain cancer. He wanted to learn more about cell phones and brain cancer and the Mayor agreed to a presentation last evening.

The San Francisco Department of Environment made an excellent presentation with the help of the Environmental Working Group and the Environmental Health Trust. In fairness the CTIA, the wireless association, was allowed to present also. They sent a top V.P. from Washington D.C., Dane Snowden, who we had the “pleasure” of meeting in Maine last March and Dr. Ory, who was also in Maine. Another CTIA V.P., Mr. Keegan, was present but did not speak. We heard enough of him in San Francisco!

I am attaching the video – this should be of great interest to anyone who uses a cell phone or cares about democracy. Considering cell phones are ubiquitous this is an incredible piece and should be  on 60 minutes. The cell phone presentation starts 32 minutes into the video. We consider this a victory for the good guys!

I was the last to speak. Unfortunately Mr. Snowden lost his composure after I spoke. I will wear that as a badge of honor.

I do hope you will consider watching this. Many of us are putting so much effort into this to save you and yours from the suffering so many are already enduring. Here is the link:

For those of you in the Bay area we have many exciting events on the horizon.

“Disconnect- the truth behind cell phone radiation, what the industry has done to hide it and how to protect your family” by Devra Davis is being released by Penguin this week! She has dedicated the book to several victims, including Alan.

October 2 at 2 p.m: Planning party at private home in Berkeley

Oct. 5-8: Peaceful demonstration outside Moscone Center as CTIA holds their last convention in San Francisco. Not only are they suing the city over the  but they have pulled future conventions!

October 6, noon Devra Davis speaking at Commonwealth Club in San Francisco at noon- tickets can be purchased online (I will be speaking with her for a few minutes)

October 6, 6pm: Dinner and press conference with victims from across the nation, legislators, and experts

October 7, 6:30 pm: Cocktail party at private home in Marin with Devra Davis and state Senator Mark Leno,  a proponent of cell phone legislation

October 11, 7pm: Berkeley Jewish Community Center Panel discussion – Lloyd Morgan, Devra Davis and I will speak on many aspects of this issue

For those of you who are local we truly need your help. We do this work for you. Please call me (925-285-5437) or email me for further details as to addresses, etc.

Please plan on attending some of the events and helping with the planning party and a short shift at Moscone Center. Bring the family- we will have fun!

Thanks, Ellie

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EPA finds greenhouse gases pose a danger to health

EPA finds greenhouse gases pose a danger to health
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By H. JOSEF HEBERT, Associated Press Writer H. Josef Hebert, Associated Press Writer – Fri Apr 17, 5:07 pm ET

WASHINGTON – The EPA on Friday declared that carbon dioxide and five other greenhouse gases sent off by cars and many industrial plants “endanger public health and welfare,” setting the stage for regulating them under federal clean air laws. The action by the Environmental Protection Agency marks the first step toward requiring power plants, cars and trucks to curtail their release of climate-changing pollution, especially carbon dioxide from the burning of fossil fuels.

EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson said while the agency is prepared to move forward with regulations under the Clean Air Act, the Obama administration would prefer that Congress addressed the climate issue through “cap-and-trade” legislation limiting pollution that can contribute to global warming.

Limits on carbon dioxide and the other greenhouse gases would have widespread economic and social impact
, from requiring better fuel efficiency for automobiles to limiting emissions from power plants and industrial sources, changing the way the nation produces energy.

In announcing the proposed finding, Jackson said the EPA analysis “confirms that greenhouse gas pollution is a serious problem now and for future generations” and warrants steps to curtail it.

While EPA officials said the agency may still be many months from actually issuing such regulation, the threat of dealing with climate change by regulation could spur some hesitant members of Congress to find another way to address the problem.

“The (EPA) decision is a game changer. It now changes the playing field with respect to legislation
,” said Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., whose Energy and Commerce subcommittee is crafting broad limits on greenhouse emissions. “It’s now no longer doing a bill or doing nothing. It is now a choice between regulation and legislation.”

Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., chair of the Environment and Public Works Committee responsible for climate legislation, said EPA’s action is “a wake-up call for Congress” — deal with it directly through legislation or let the EPA regulate.

Friday’s action by the EPA triggered a 60-day comment period before the agency issues a final endangerment ruling. That would be followed by a proposal on how to regulate the emissions.

The agency said in its finding that “in both magnitude and probability, climate change is an enormous problem” and that carbon dioxide and five other gases “that are responsible for it endanger public health and welfare within the meaning of the Clean Air Act.”

The EPA concluded that the science pointing to man-made pollution as a cause of global warming is “compelling and overwhelming.” It also said tailpipe emissions from motor vehicles contribute to climate change.

The EPA action was prompted by a Supreme Court ruling two years ago that said greenhouse gases are pollutants under the Clean Air Act and must be regulated if found to be a danger to human health or public welfare

The Bush administration strongly opposed using the Clean Air Act to address climate change and stalled on producing the so-called “endangerment finding” demanded by the high court in its April 2007 ruling.

The court case, brought by Massachusetts, focused only on emissions from automobiles. But it is widely assumed that if the EPA must regulate emissions from cars and trucks, it will have no choice but to control similar pollution from power plants and industrial sources.

Congress is considering imposing an economy-wide cap on greenhouse gas emissions along with giving industry the ability to trade emission allowances to mitigate costs. Legislation could be considered by the House before the August congressional recess.

In addition to carbon dioxide, a product of burning fossil fuels, the EPA finding covers five other emissions that scientists believe are warming the earth when they concentrate in the atmosphere: Methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs), and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6).


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Cellphone use dangerous for young people, scientists say Canada should play it safe and introduce new standards

Cellphone use dangerous for young people, scientists say Canada should play it safe and introduce new standards

By Sarah Schmidt, Canwest News Service; with a file from Cheryl Chan   March 17, 2009cell-phone-radiation

Children who use cellphones are five times more likely to contract malignant brain tumours, an international group of scientists warned yesterday.

They called on Canada and other countries to bring in tougher safety standards for cellphone use.

“I see us facing a major problem in the future because of the fact that young children are on cellphones constantly, and we may be setting ourselves up for an epidemic of brain cancer, the same thing we did with cigarette smoking and lung cancer,” said Dr. David Carpenter, director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the University at Albany in New York State.

The research is published in the forthcoming edition of Pathophysiology.

The findings of 15 studies from health researchers in six different countries, looking at the effects of electromagnetic fields and radio-frequency radiation on living cells and on the health of humans, should jolt government agencies into action as a precautionary measure, said Carpenter, a co-author of the study.

“What stands out is the consistency of the association of exposure and disease. The evidence, as I see it, is sufficiently strong that there needs to be public warnings, there needs to be establishments of exposure guidelines and that the present guidelines — in Canada, the United States or anyone else — are not protective of human health.

Dr. Lennart Hardell, an oncologist from Sweden’s University Hospital, found that after one or more years of cellphone use, there is a 5.2-fold elevated risk of malignant brain tumour in young people who begin using mobile phones before the age of 20. The odds for other ages was 1.4.

“There should be special precaution for children and young persons about the use of mobile phones,” said Hardell.

In Canada, 71 per cent of youth between the ages of 12 and 19 have a cellphone, according to new data compiled by Toronto-based Solutions Research Group. The penetration nears 80 per cent for this age bracket in Toronto and Vancouver.

Marc Choma, a spokesman for the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association, said government agencies responsible for compiling and analyzing this body of work — including Health Canada and the World Health Organization — “continue to say that the evidence that is out there, that has been reviewed for years and years and years, that there is no demonstrated risk for human health.” Health Canada issued a statement last summer reaffirming that the department “currently sees no scientific reason to consider the use of cellphones as unsafe.

“There is no convincing evidence of increased risk of disease from exposure to radio frequency electromagnetic fields from cellphones,” it stated.

Local health agencies such as Vancouver Coastal Health do not have a position on cellphone use, but follow the lead of the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, said VCH spokesman Gavin Wilson yesterday afternoon.

“There’s been a number of studies and a lot of them indicate there is a low or very low risk of increasing the risk of brain tumours,” he said.

Wilson said the agency won’t change its position based on one study, but it will review its findings with the assistance of the BCCDC.

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Important Antenna Victory in Los Angeles

Important Antenna Victory in Los Angeles
From: Doug Loranger
Sent: Tuesday, February 24, 2009 9:19 PM
Subject: Important Antenna Victory in Los Angeles
By Troy Anderson, Staff Writer
Updated: 02/23/2009 11:42:41 PM PST

Residents of the View Park/Windsor Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles won an important victory at the Los Angeles Regional Planning Commission on February 18 (see article from LA Daily News below). While T-Mobile can still appeal to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors the 3-2 vote to deny a permit for a wireless facility proposed for the rooftop garage on a building hosting a CVS pharmacy, the victory is particularly significant because it marks the debut of a regional Southern California coalition, Residents Engaged Against Cell Towers (REACT), who successfully mobilized for the Feb. 18 hearing.microwave-tower-golden-sky

Organizations involved in this regional coalition include residents from Los Angeles, San Diego, Glendale, Pasadena, Tarzana, Burbank, Mar Vista, Altadena, Baldwin Hills Estates, Sherman Oaks, Ladera Heights, Scripps Ranch, Hacienda Heights, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Mission Viejo, Irvine, Rancho Santa Fe, and Escondido.

Along with the Coalition to Regulate Antennae Siting ( ) in New York City, Southern California is one of the current hotbeds of activity on this issue working to take the fight to the national level.

This story may make you consider giving up milk altogether. The story mentions ‘using clean electrical energy from the grid’, well good luck with that far fetched idea! There would also be a big question mark about the cleanliness of the energy as it leaves the site, and a very good chance that dangerous high frequency pollution will be caused around the farm. We know that microwaving food damages the quality and goodness, what will it do to the milk?
Martin Weatherall
Microwave bulk pasteurization system
By Food in Canada
staff | February 23, 2009
Wi-Fi in School

I had a conversation with the parent representative to the French school board (CSF) today – a fellow parent at my children’s school – she told me that the CSF was going to ask Health Canada and the BC Worker’s Compensation Board to do some of it’s own research on EMR from Wi -Fi. We had an exchange – she said that it was not the CSF’s job to set safety limits. Below is my response to an email she sent out earlier this evening. By the way, she is a doctor.
From: Carl Katz
Date: 2009/2/25
Subject: Re: Parents Ordi-Santé et Principe de Précaution.
XXXXXXXXX, I do appreciate your proactive activity around this. With respect to your comment this afternoon, you are absolutely correct that it is not CSF’s job to establish safety limits, but it should be its first priority to ensure the safety of all of the children in its care. And ANY doubt should be decided for the benefit of the students. Health Canada has NEVER effectively responded to an emerging health threat – tobacco? Asbestos?.

If you watched the BBC Panorama show (Wi -Fi: A Warning Signal), you would have heard Sir William Stewart, U.K.’s top scientist saying the the WHO (OSM) is wrong – that the whole basis of their safety limits are inadequate to protect the population, especially our children. Same for the German government who has warned all citizens not to use Wi -Fi. Is that not telling? Or Gerd Oberfeld and Henry Lai, who are world reknowned for their research into electromagnetic radiation and biological effects – they both said they would pull their children out of any school that had Wi-Fi. And Olle Johansson of the Karolinska institute in Sweden has found biological effects at radiation levels lower than Wi -Fi. If you have not watched it, here is the link to the show:

In 2002, Lloyds of London and the entire insurance industry excluded health effects from electromagnetic radiation from all liability policies for the wireless industry. This was in response to the work that Dr. George Carlo did with the Wireless Telecommunications Research program from 1993 to 1999 (300 scientists, 28.5 million dollars). Interestingly, the insurance industry has known about and responded to emerging health threats in exactly this manner. They did exactly the same thing for the tobacco industry while tobacco execs continued to say there were no health effects from smoking.

We do not need any more short term epidemiological studies. A two or three year study will not answer the question of what may or will happen after ten or fifteen years – the time it takes for cancerous tumours to present. We now know with certainty, that radiation from Wi-Fi, cellular and cordless home phones cause leakage in the blood brain barrier, breakage of DNA, interruption of intra-cellular communication, and changes in cognitive function (the Stewart Report, 2000).

This is not a “maybe, we need more data” situation. If you don’t believe me, please look at the truly “independent” double blind, peer reviewed research (in other words, not funded by the wireless industry).

We MUST apply the precautionary principle because there is so much evidence (not doubt, evidence). In my opinion, anything less is absolutely reckless.
Carl Katz

Cancer Causes Control. 2009 Feb 18. [Epub ahead of print]
Maternal occupational exposure to extremely low frequency magnetic fields and the risk of brain cancer in the offspring. Li P, McLaughlin J, Infante-Rivard C. Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, 1110 Pine Avenue West, Montreal, QC, H3A 1A3, Canada.

OBJECTIVES: To examine the contribution of maternal occupational exposure to extremely low frequency magnetic fields (ELF-MF) shortly before and during
pregnancy on the incidence of childhood brain tumors.

METHODS: A total of 548 incident cases and 760 healthy controls recruited between 1980 and 2002 from two Canadian provinces (Quebec and Ontario) were
included in this study, and their mothers were interviewed. Quantitative occupational ELF-MF exposure in microTesla units was estimated using individual exposure estimations or a job exposure matrix. We used three metrics to analyze exposure: cumulative, average, and maximum level attained.

RESULTS: Using the average exposure metric measured before conception, an increased risk was observed for astroglial tumors (OR = 1.5, 95% CI = 1.0-2.4).

During the entire pregnancy period, a significantly increased risk was observed for astroglial tumors as well as for all childhood brain tumors with the average metric
(OR = 1.6, 95% CI = 1.1-2.5 and OR = 1.5, 95% CI = 1.1-2.2, respectively). Based on job titles, a twofold risk increase was observed for astroglial tumors (OR = 2.3, 95% CI = 0.8-6.3) and for all childhood brain tumors (OR = 2.3, 95% CI = 1.0-5.4) among sewing machine operators.

CONCLUSIONS: Results are suggestive of a possible association between
maternal occupational ELF-MF exposure and certain brain tumors in their offspring. PMID: 19224378
[PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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