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EMF-Omega-News 5. November 2011

Mobile phones and children’s brain tumour risks
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3349/EMF hypersensitivity can occur as a bona fide environmentally-inducible neurological syndrome
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3353/

Wi-Fi health hazard for students
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3343/

Dangers of Installation of Smart Meters
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3347/

Microwave Ovens Produce EMFs, Alter Food
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3341/

Family forced to move after suffering health problems
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3344/

Frenchwomen flee to cave to escape wi-fi rays
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3345/

Walk for Life and brain cancer awareness
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3348/

Researchers Report Alarming Rise in Brain Cancer in Scandinavian Countries
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3354/

Councillors reject bid to site phone mast near pub
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3359/

UK.gov threatens to ‘pull plug’ on smart meter rollout
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3355/

Power-line plan a ‘death’ sentence for Sherwood Park school
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3362/

CTIA Lobbies FCC 500 times a year
http://www.buergerwelle.de:8080/helma/twoday/bwnews/stories/3356/

Next-up News Nr 1847
http://www.sharenews-blog.com:8090/helma/twoday/sharenews/stories/8142/

Next-up News Nr 1848
http://www.sharenews-blog.com:8090/helma/twoday/sharenews/stories/8152/

News from Mast Sanity
http://tinyurl.com/2vhcbl6
http://tinyurl.com/aotw3

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The Complexities of EMF

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Image by Tanozzo via Flickr

Special thank you to EMR Aware for posting the following information.

The following document indicates 5 different parameters of EMF’s:
http://www.baubiologie.net/uploads/media/VDB_Building_Biology_Indoor_Environment_Checklist__english__01.pdf
It doesn’t mention the wideband emissions detectable by AM radio though, so I think that makes 6 categories of EMF.

When finding a place with lower EMF from one of these aspects, how often have we accidentally increased another aspect of EMF?

1. Wireless (MHz / GHz) – RF meter / electrosmog meter
Cell phone, cordless phone, Wi-Fi, wireless keyboard/mouse, etc.

2. Wideband emissions – kHz, etc. frequencies – AM radio
CFL and CCFL, dimmer switch, plasma TV, fluorescent lighting, etc.

3. AC Electric – electric meter / body voltage meter / voltage tester
Unshielded wires in walls (always on), unshielded appliance wires

4. AC Magnetic – gaussmeter
from running electricity in appliances, and sometimes caused by wiring errors

5. Static Electric
Synthetic materials, low humidity

6. Static Magnetic
Magnetized steel – bed frames, mattresses, etc.

SOURCE:  emraware [emraware@yahoo.com]

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Cellphones and Brain Tumors: 15 Reasons for Concern

PRESS RELEASE

Contact:  USA – Lloyd Morgan Tel. 510 841 4362 E-mail: bilovsky@aol.com

UK – Alasdair Philips Tel. 01353 778422   E-mail: alasdair@powerwatch.org.uk

Cellphones Cause Brain Tumors, Says New Report by International EMF Collaborative

You Tube Introduction:

August 25, 2009. A new report, “Cellphones and Brain Tumors:  15 Reasons for Concern,Science, Spin and the Truth Behind Interphone,” was released today by a collaborative of international EMF activists. Groups affiliated with the report include Powerwatch and the Radiation Research Trust in the U.K., and in the U.S., EMR Policy Institute, ElectromagneticHealth.org and The Peoples Initiative Foundation. Download the report.    (http://www.radiationresearch.org/pdfs/15reasons.asp )

The exposé discusses research on cellphones and brain tumors and concludes:

·      There is a risk of brain tumors from cellphone use;

·      Telecom funded studies underestimate the risk of brain tumors, and;

·      Children have larger risks than adults for brain tumors.

This report, sent to government leaders and media today, details eleven design flaws of the 13-country, Telecom-funded Interphone study. The Interphone study, begun in 1999, was intended to determine the risks of brain tumors, but its full publication has been held up for years. Components of this study published to date reveal what the authors call a ‘systemic-skew’, greatly underestimating brain tumor risk.

The design flaws include categorizing subjects who used portable phones (which emit the same microwave radiation as cellphones,) as ‘unexposed’; exclusion of many types of brain tumors; exclusion of people who had died, or were too ill to be interviewed, as a consequence of their brain tumor; and exclusion of children and young adults, who are more vulnerable.

Lloyd Morgan, lead author and member of the Bioelectromagnetics Society says, “Exposure to cellphone radiation is the largest human health experiment ever undertaken, without informed consent, and has some 4 billion participants enrolled.  Science has shown increased risk of brain tumors from use of cellphones, as well as increased risk of eye cancer, salivary gland tumors, testicular cancer, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and leukemia. The public must be informed.”

International scientists endorsing “Cellphones and Brain Tumors: 15 Reasons for Concern” include Ronald B. Herberman, MD, Director Emeritus, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute; David Carpenter, MD, Director, Institute for Health and the Environment, University at Albany; Martin Blank, PhD, Associate Professor of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University;Professor Yury Grigoriev, Chairman of Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection, and many others.

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Electromagnetic-Safe Planet

Summation by Paul Doyon

EMR-Updates: July 26th, 2009 (Part One)

International Coalition for an Electromagnetic-Safe Planet (IC-ESP)

Education! Awareness! Support! Action!

(From denial to acceptance, from ignorance to awareness, from apathy to action, from selfishness to compassion.)

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EMR-Updates: July 26th, 2009 (Part Two)

International Coalition for an Electromagnetic-Safe Planet (IC-ESP)

Education! Awareness! Support! Action!

(From denial to acceptance, from ignorance to awareness, from apathy to action, from selfishness to compassion.)

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EMR-Updates: July 26th, 2009 (Part Three)

International Coalition for an Electromagnetic-Safe Planet (IC-ESP)

Education! Awareness! Support! Action!

(From denial to acceptance, from ignorance to awareness, from apathy to action, from selfishness to compassion.)

______________________________

EMR-Updates: July 26th, 2009 (Part Four)

International Coalition for an Electromagnetic-Safe Planet (IC-ESP)

Education! Awareness! Support! Action!

(From denial to acceptance, from ignorance to awareness, from apathy to action, from selfishness to compassion.)

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EPA’s greenhouse gas ruling criticized within the government

The agency’s declaration that emissions pose a health danger could have ‘serious economic consequences,’ Bush-era holdovers in the Small Business Administration assert.

By Jim Tankersleyepa-warning-polarbears
May 13, 2009

Reporting from Washington — In ruling last month that greenhouse gases posed health and safety risks, the Environmental Protection Agency brushed aside warnings from Bush administration holdovers who said the move was “likely to have serious economic consequences” for small businesses and the economy overall, according to documents obtained Tuesday.

Obama administration officials said the warnings, contained in memos from the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy, didn’t reflect current White House policy. The office is still stocked with Bush appointees, the administration officials said.
Nevertheless, Republicans hailed the memos as a sign of internal dissent over the EPA finding, which was considered an important step toward the Obama administration’s goal of taking major action against carbon dioxide and other emissions that scientists say contribute to global warming.

Questioning EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson in a committee hearing Tuesday, Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) called the memos “a smoking gun, saying that your findings were political and not scientific.” Environmentalists and the White House dismissed the dissent as reflecting the Bush administration’s long-standing position on climate change.

The critique was the work of “someone who didn’t get the memo that the old administration has come to an end,” said David Doniger, policy director of the Natural Resources Defense Council’s climate center.

White House budget director Peter R. Orszag was not available for comment, but he wrote on his blog Tuesday that his office would not have allowed the EPA to move forward with its proposed ruling “if we had concerns about whether EPA’s finding was consistent with either the law or the underlying science.”

One of the critical memos said the proposed endangerment finding could open the door to lawsuits that might force the government to impose restrictions on such unrelated matters as electromagnetic fields and noise pollution.

A companion document, from the same Small Business Administration source, questioned the basis for the EPA’s statement that greenhouse gases “overwhelmingly” endanger public health and welfare.

Predictions of devastating climate change are “accompanied by uncertainties so large that they potentially overwhelm the magnitude of the harm,” the document said.

By contrast, the EPA’s final conclusion was that the evidence in support of its finding was “compelling and, indeed, overwhelming . . . the product of decades of research by thousands of scientists from the U.S. and around the world.” It added that scientific evidence “points ineluctably to the conclusion” that greenhouse gas emissions contribute to global warming.

A 2007 Supreme Court decision ordered the EPA to review the scientific case for regulating greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act. The Bush administration essentially ignored the decision; before taking office, President Obama had promised to address it quickly.

Obama has pushed Congress to pass legislation that would not only limit greenhouse gas emissions, but also force power plants, factories and other major sources of those gases to obtain permits to cover their emissions.

The EPA’s “endangerment finding” is currently the subject of a 60-day public comment period. A final conclusion could lead to broad new regulations that could affect cars, power plants, factories and other emitters of the heat-trapping gases scientists blame for global warming.

The Small Business Administration warnings over the proposal stemmed from a standard review process. When federal agencies propose rules, other agencies typically have the opportunity to comment on them. The White House Office of Management and Budget compiles those comments into memos and line-by-line critiques of the draft rules.

The documents question the economic costs of regulating carbon dioxide emissions and raise concerns that the data supporting the EPA findings are based almost entirely on health research not conducted by the agency.

The EPA appears to have modified several parts of its draft rule in response to the critiques, most notably by adding sections that predict warming temperatures could bring some benefits to parts of the U.S.

“Like we would in any process,” EPA press secretary Adora Andy said Tuesday, “we take these comments under advisement.”

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The OTHER pollutants, Countries declare greenhouse gas reductions

Greenhouse Gas Goals For Major Nations

Date: 28-Apr-09ist1_4456495-planet-earth
Country: WORLD

April 27 – The major nations meeting for discussions on climate change in Washington on Monday and Tuesday each have different goals for curbs on greenhouse gas emissions.

China, the United States, the European Union, Russia and India are top world emitters. Targets they set will go a long way to decide the ambition of a new UN deal to fight global warming due to be agreed in Copenhagen in December.

Rich nations’ plans cluster around cuts of roughly 15 percent below current levels by 2020. Many developing nations are trying to slow the rise of emissions, without caps that they say would stifle economic growth and their drive to end poverty.

DEVELOPED NATIONS

UNITED STATES – President Barack Obama favours cutting US emissions to 1990 levels by 2020 — about 15 percent below recent levels — and by 80 percent below 1990 by 2050.

EUROPEAN UNION – European Union leaders agreed in December to cut emissions 20 percent below 1990 levels by 2020, a cut of about 14 percent from recent levels. EU leaders want rich countries to aim to reduce emissions by 60 to 80 percent by 2050 from 1990 levels.

— Britain has committed to a legally binding target to cut greenhouse gases by 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050.

— Germany plans to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 40 percent by 2020 compared to 1990 levels.

RUSSIA – Has not yet set a 2020 goal.

JAPAN – Plans to outline 2020 cuts by June. The opposition Democratic Party has promised to cut emissions by 25 percent below 1990 levels by 2020 if it wins an election due by October.

CANADA – Aims to cut emissions by 20 percent below 2006 levels by 2020 and envisages cuts of 60 to 70 percent below 2006 by 2050. Emissions are now more than 20 percent above 1990 levels.

AUSTRALIA – Aims to cut emissions by 5 percent below 2000 levels by 2020 and by 15 percent below 2000 if there is a strong UN pact.

DEVELOPING NATIONS

CHINA – A 2006-10 plan aims to reduce energy consumption per unit of gross domestic product by 20 percent, curbing the rise of greenhouse gas emissions.

Beijing also plans to quadruple gross domestic product between 2001 and 2020 while only doubling energy use.

INDIA – New Delhi says priority must go to economic growth to end poverty while shifting to clean energies, led by solar power. A climate plan last June set no greenhouse caps but said per capita emissions will never exceed those of rich nations.

BRAZIL – Plans measures including halving Amazon deforestation over 10 years to avert 4.8 billion tonnes of emissions of carbon dioxide, energy conservation and sustaining the share of renewable energies. Hydropower alone accounts for 77 percent of electricity generation.

INTERNATIONAL TARGETS

THE KYOTO PROTOCOL – Binds industrialized nations except the United States to cut emissions on average by at least 5 percent below 1990 levels by 2008-12.

GROUP OF EIGHT – Leading industrial nations agreed at a G8 summit in Japan in July 2008 to a “vision” of cutting world emissions of greenhouse gases by 50 percent by 2050.

GLOBAL – About 190 nations agreed last year to work out a new treaty by the end of 2009 to succeed Kyoto, comprising deeper emissions cuts by rich nations and action by poor countries to slow their rising emissions.

(Compiled by Alister Doyle, Nina Chestney, Gerard Wynn and Risa Maeda; Editing by Ralph Boulton)

Reuters

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President Obama and EPA, significant threat to public health and safety

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President Obama has made this abundantly clear:  He sees the big picture.  He and his team understand that by shifting to clean energy, and cracking down on corporate pollution in our water and air, we’ll create economic prosperity and reduce our dependence on oil and coal, while tackling global warming at the same time.

It’s the first in what we expect to be many rulings that establish the U.S. as a leader in clean energy and global-warming solutions.

With its eye on that target, the EPA issued a finding last week that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases represent a significant threat to public health and welfare. It’s the first in what we expect to be many rulings that establish the U.S. as a leader in clean energy and global-warming solutions.

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