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31 December 2015

2015 EMF Studies

EMF studies posted on this blog in 2015.  Note:  Other 2015 studies have been posted with articles and comments.  See under:  "EMF studies".

1.  Association of the Type of Toy Used During Play With the Quantity and Quality of Parent-Infant Communication 

JAMA Pediatr. Published online December 23, 2015. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.3753

Anna V. Sosa, PhD1


2.  Genotoxicity Induced by Foetal and Infant Exposure to Magnetic Fields and Modulation of Ionising Radiation Effects.

PLoS One. 2015 Nov 11;10(11):e0142259. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0142259. eCollection 2015.

Udroiu I, Antoccia A, Tanzarella C, Giuliani L, Pacchierotti F, Cordelli E, Eleuteri P, Villani P, Sgura A.

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3.  Long-term exposure to electromagnetic radiation from mobile phones and Wi-Fi devices decreases plasma prolactin, progesterone, and estrogen levels but increases uterine oxidative stress in pregnant rats and their offspring

Endocrine (2016) 52: 352. doi:10.1007/s12020-015-0795-3
Yüksel M, Nazıroğlu M, Özkaya MO.


4.  Association of Exposure to Radio-Frequency Electromagnetic Field Radiation (RF-EMFR) Generated by Mobile Phone Base Stations with Glycated Hemoglobin (HbA1c) and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Health Care and Diabetes)
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Sultan Ayoub Meo 1,* Yazeed Alsubaie 1
Zaid Almubarak 1
Hisham Almutawa 1
,Yazeed AlQasem 1
and Rana Muhammed Hasanato 2

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5.  Effects of prenatal exposure to a 900 MHz electromagnetic field on 60-day-old rat testis and epididymal sperm quality.

Biotech Histochem. 2016;91(1):9-19. doi: 10.3109/10520295.2015.1060356. Epub 2015 Oct 15.

Odacı E1, Hancı H1, Yuluğ E1, Türedi S1, Aliyazıcıoğlu Y2, Kaya H3, Çolakoğlu S4.


6.  Neurodegenerative changes and apoptosis induced by intrauterine and extrauterine exposure of radiofrequency radiation.

J Chem Neuroanat. 2016 Sep;75(Pt B):128-33. 
doi: 10.1016/j.jchemneu.2015.10.006. Epub 2015 Oct 28
Güler G1, Ozgur E2, Keles H3, Tomruk A1, Vural SA4, Seyhan N1.


7.  Oxidative stress of brain and liver is increased by Wi-Fi (2.45GHz) exposure of rats during pregnancy and the development of newborns.

J Chem Neuroanat. 2016 Sep;75(Pt B):134-9. 
doi: 10.1016/j.jchemneu.2015.10.005. Epub 2015 Oct 28.
Çelik Ö1, Kahya MC2, Nazıroğlu M3.


8.  Exposure and Use of Mobile Media Devices by Young Children
Pediatrics, October 2015

Hilda K. Kabali, Matilde M. Irigoyen, Rosemary Nunez-Davis, Jennifer G. Budacki, Sweta H. Mohanty, Kristin P. Leister, Robert L. Bonner

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9.  Polarization: A Key Difference between Man-made and Natural Electromagnetic Fields, in regard to Biological Activity


10.  Real versus Simulated Mobile Phone Exposures in Experimental Studies - Review Article

BioMed Research International
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 607053, 8 pages

Dimitris J. Panagopoulos,1,2,3 Olle Johansson,4 and George L. Carlo5

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11.  Amalgam Contact Hypersensitivity Lesion: An Unusual Presentation-Report of a Rare Case

Ann Med Health Sci Res. 2015 Mar-Apr; 5(2): 152.
doi: 10.4103/2141-9248.153638

SMJ Mortazavi1,2 and G Mortazavi3


12.  Use of mobile phone during pregnancy and the risk of spontaneous abortion

J Environ Health Sci Eng. 2015; 13: 34, doi: 10.1186/s40201-015-0193-z

Fatemeh Shamsi MahmoudabadiSaeideh ZiaeiMohammad Firoozabadi, and Anoshirvan Kazemnejad

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13.  Effects of Wi-Fi (2.45 GHz) Exposure on Apoptosis, Sperm Parameters and Testicular Histomorphometry in Rats: A Time Course Study

Cell J. 2015 Summer; 17(2): 322–331, published online 2015 Jul 11.

Saeed Shokri, Ph.D,1,* Aiob Soltani, M.Sc,2 Mahsa Kazemi, M.Sc,3 Dariush Sardari, Ph.D,2 and Farshid Babapoor Mofrad, Ph.D2

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14.  Exposure to static electric fields leads to changes in biogenic amine levels in the brains of Drosophila

Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Biological Sciences
Published 29 July 2015.DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.1198

Philip L. Newland, Mesfer S. Al Ghamdi, Suleiman Sharkh, Hitoshi Aonuma, Christopher W. Jackson

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15.  Oxidative mechanisms of biological activity of low-intensity radiofrequency radiation

Posted online on July 7, 2015. (doi:10.3109/15368378.2015.1043557)

Igor YakymenkoOlexandr TsybulinEvgeniy SidorikDiane HenshelOlga Kyrylenko, and Sergiy Kyrylenko


16.  Effect of mobile phone use on metal ion release from fixed orthodontic appliances.

Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2015 Jun;147(6):719-24. doi: 10.1016/j.ajodo.2015.01.023

Saghiri MA1, Orangi J2, Asatourian A3, Mehriar P4, Sheibani N5.


17.  Cognitive impairment and neurogenotoxic effects in rats exposed to low-intensity microwave radiation.

Int J Toxicol. 2015 May;34(3):284-90. doi: 10.1177/1091581815574348. Epub 2015 Mar 5.

Deshmukh PS1, Nasare N2, Megha K1, Banerjee BD3, Ahmed RS1, Singh D1, Abegaonkar MP4, Tripathi AK1, Mediratta PK5.


18.  Use of mobile phone during pregnancy and the risk of spontaneous abortion

Journal of Environmental Health Science & Engineering (2015) 13:34
DOI 10.1186/s40201-015-0193-z

Fatemeh Shamsi Mahmoudabadi1 , Saeideh Ziaei1,2*, Mohammad Firoozabadi1 and Anoshirvan Kazemnejad1

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19.  Can prenatal exposure to a 900 MHz electromagnetic field affect the morphology of the spleen and thymus, and alter biomarkers of oxidative damage in 21-day-old male rats?

Biotech Histochem. 2015;90(7):535-43. doi: 10.3109/10520295.2015.1042051. Epub 2015 May 19
Hancı H1, Türedi STopal ZMercantepe TBozkurt IKaya HErsöz ŞÜnal BOdacı E.


20.  In Vitro Effect of Cell Phone Radiation on Motility, DNA Fragmentation and Clusterin Gene Expression in Human Sperm

Int J Fertil Steril. 2015 Apr-Jun; 9(1): 129–136, Published online 2015 Apr 21.

Adel Zalata, M.D,1 Ayman Z El-Samanoudy, M.D,1 Dalia Shaalan, M.D,1 Youssef El-Baiomy, M.D,2 and Taymour Mostafa, M.D3,*

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21.  Effects of 2.4 GHz Radiofrequency Radiation Emitted from Wi-Fi Equipment on microRNA Expression in Brain Tissue

Int J Radiat Biol. 2015 Jul;91(7):555-61. doi: 10.3109/09553002.2015.1028599. Epub 2015 May 20.

Dasdag SAkdag MZErdal MEErdal NAy OIAy MEYilmaz SGTasdelen BYegin K.


22.  Increasing Rates of Brain Tumours in the Swedish National Inpatient Register and the Causes of Death Register

Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12(4), 3793-3813; doi:10.3390/ijerph120403793

Lennart Hardell * and Michael Carlberg

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23.  Effect of occupational EMF exposure from radar at two different frequency bands on plasma melatonin and serotonin levels

Int J Radiat Biol. 2015 May;91(5):426-34. doi: 10.3109/09553002.2015.1004466. Epub 2015 Feb 9
Singh SMani KVKapoor N.


24.  The brain in your pocket: Evidence that Smartphones are used to supplant thinking

Computers in Human Behavior
Volume 48, July 2015, Pages 473–480

Nathaniel Barr1,
Gordon Pennycook, 1, ,
Jennifer A. Stolz,
Jonathan A. Fugelsang


25.   Tumor promotion by exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields below exposure limits for humans

Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Volume 459, Issue 4, 17 April 2015, Pages 585–590

29 December 2015

EMF Protection – The Truth About Chips, Diodes, Neutralizers, Pendants, Amulets Etc.

EMF Protection – The Truth About Chips, Diodes, Neutralizers, Pendants, Amulets Etc.
Posted by Lloyd Burrell, electricsense.com, 31 August 2013

There’s hardly a day goes by that someone doesn’t send me a message saying, “have you seen the xxx EMF harmonizer, does it work?” Or, “have you seen the xxx cell phone chip, does it work?” Or, “have you seen the xxx resonator?” And so on.

I reply and people then say “are you sure you don’t recommend it they’ve got research on their website, can you check their research?” They say “are you sure it doesn’t work there are lots of people that say it does.”

If you’re asking these kinds of questions and want to know what my answer is, then read on.

27 December 2015

Suspects Mobile Phones Cause Cancer

Christian Blom lives most of the year in the country to avoid mobile phone
radiation.  This device measures radiation from the nearest base station.
This is a summary of the Google translation.  Christian Blom talks about his electro-hypersensitivy and subsequent cancer in the neck and throat from 10 years of cell phone use.  His doctors did not question him about cell phone use and did not want to know anything about it.  Afterwards, he was sent to a psychiatric clinic and became scared he would be classified as a madman.

Suspects mobile phones cause cancer
by Elin Von Wright, Helsinki, svenska.yle.fi/,  26 September 2014

Christian Blom was electrosensitive two days before midsummer 2003. He slowly began to feel worse and worse until he developed the disease six years later.

- I reacted to street dust and mold in our workplace and it had already been going on for a while. But it just got worse and worse. When connected, I realized how bad I was feeling by the time I used the phone several hours each day.

A Paper on Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity by Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe

A paper on electromagnetic hypersensitivity by Dr. Mallery-Blythe
by Katherine Smith, naturalmedicine.net.nz, 25 December 2015 

British physician Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe has written an excellent resource on electromagnetic hypersensitivity (also know as electrohypersensitivity (EHS) and electrosensitivity (ES).)

You can read this document at this link: http://www.iemfa.org/wp-content/pdf/Mallery-Blythe-v1-EESC.pdf

[Following is the Introduction and the first part of the paper on electrohypersensitivity (EHS)]

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity 
A Summary by Dr Erica Mallery-Blythe 
December 2014 

Thyroid Cancer & Mobile Phone Use

Thyroid Cancer & Mobile Phone Use
saferemr.com, 24 December 2015

Korea's Thyroid-Cancer “Epidemic” — Screening and Overdiagnosis (and wireless phone use?)
November 5, 2014

According to today's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, South Korea has experienced a thyroid cancer epidemic in recent years (see paper and Figure below).

"Thyroid cancer is now the most common type of cancer diagnosed in South Korea."The authors of this paper attribute the "epidemic" to a government-sponsored cancer screening program. As evidence, they report,

26 December 2015

Insurance and Liability of Wireless Communication Carriers

This is an extremely important 12-page document prepared by the Maine Coalition to Stop Smart Meters giving evidence of the insurance and liability of wireless communication carriers.  Following are extracts of documents from Lloyds of London, SwissRe, and Vodafone.

PUC Docket 2011.262 Friedman on Remand Intervenor DW et al
Evidence 9 Insurability; Insurance and Liability of Wireless  Communication Carriers 
Updates filing dates, links, and typos April 8, 2013 Item 464  

Evidence 9 Insurability 
9.0 Insurance and Liability of Wireless Communication Carriers 

This category contains information about whether wireless companies can get insurance for claims made based on adverse effects on users’ health caused by their devices. The evidence is strong enough that the WHO, which tends to be a conservative organization, placed RF/EMF in the “possibly carcinogenic” category.  And plaintiffs claiming their health was harmed by exposure have won recent court cases. In addition, awareness about the issue of RF from cell phones causing adverse health effects is getting better, so insurance companies are watching. Of course, as more people have adverse effects  and identify them, awareness will naturally be increased. The 2011 categorization of RF as a possible carcinogen increases the concern as well. 

23 December 2015

Taiwan: High-schoolers Educate Ministry on Phone Addiction

High-schoolers educate ministry on phone addiction
Staff writer, with CNA, taipeitimes.com, 
23 December 2015

High-school students attending a forum organized by the Ministry of Education’s Youth Development Administration have proposed a “no cellphone day,” saying smartphone addiction could alienate students from society.

At a forum on Sunday, 100 senior-high and vocational high-school students offered their suggestions to Minister of Education Wu Se-hwa (吳思華) and other officials on a variety of topics including learning and career planning, civic awareness, international perspectives, technology and smart living.

Internet and smartphone addiction could restrict students’ thinking, negatively affect their health and alienate them from other people, the students said.

They urged the ministry to designate a “no cellphone day” to raise awareness on mobile phone addiction.

22 December 2015

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About the Statin and Diabetes Connection

Pharmaceutical companies earn billions of dollars from the sale of statins:  one reason for your doctor not telling you about the statin-diabetes connection.  See this extract from the People's Pharmacy ("Billion Dollar Drugs are Dramatically Disappointing" (21 December 2015):  

In its Statistical Brief #458 (November 2014) AHRQ reports on Trends in Statin Therapy among Adults (Age ≥ 18), United States, 2000 to 2011:

“The number of adults (age ≥ 18) who reported using prescribed statins increased from an average 17.6 million annually in 2000-2001 to 40.8 million in 2010-2011.”

The number of statin prescriptions filled by adults (age ≥ 18) increased from an average 102.2 million annually in 2000-2001 to 237.9 million in 2010-2011.

Among adults (age ≥ 18), annual total expenditures (in constant 2011 dollars) for all statins rose, on average, from $11.5 billion in 2000-2001 to $21.6 billion in 2010-2011.” 

What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About the Statin and Diabetes Connection
The People's Pharmacy, 16 November 2015

It came as a shock to many cardiologists to learn statins could raise blood sugar or cause diabetes. Many still don't warn patients about this side effect.

21 December 2015

Google's Project Loon a Health and Environmental Disaster

"The gigahertz RF frequencies Google is using are close to terahertz frequencies, known to “unzip” DNA. These are very powerful frequencies. This will affect all living beings. The most vulnerable to DNA damage will be babies in utero, children and teenagers, who are going through rapid developmental changes at the cellular level."

Nina Beety: Google’s Project Loon a health and environmental disaster

by Nina Beety, Guest commentary, montereyherald.com, 19 December 2015

Google’s secretive Project Loon has a launch on Jan. 1 across the U.S. These will be cell towers in the sky across America. There have been no public hearings, and very little public awareness except in the tech world. No local or state permits have been granted. Most seriously, there has been no discussion on health impacts from this universal and increased radiation exposure, and there is no informed consent from the public.

United Kingdom: All NHS Buildings Are to Get Free Wi-Fi

The NHS is expected to go "digital and paperless" by
2020.  Rex Features
Jeremy Hunt announces all NHS buildings are to get free Wi-Fi
by Serina Sandhu, independent.co.uk, 
21 December 2015

'It will give patients and staff the ability to access the services they need as well as freeing up clinical time and reducing overall costs,' says health secretary
All NHS buildings are to be provided with free Wi-Fi, health secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced.

It is hoped the provision, which is being made possible thanks to a £1 billion technology fund, will improve the treatment and experience patients receive.

Japan: Tokyo Contaminated and Not Fit for Habitation, Doctor Says

Tokyo contaminated & not fit for habitation, doctor says
by Susie Greaves, permaculturenews.org, 
25 September 2014

All 23 districts of Tokyo contaminated with radiation, worse than at Chernobyl after the accident, and blood cells of children under ten are showing worrying changes; the WHO, the IAEA & the Japanese government cannot be trusted.

In July 2014 Dr Shigeru Mita wrote a letter to his fellow doctors to explain his decision to move his practice from Tokyo to Okayama city in the West of Japan [1]. In it, he appeals to their sense of duty to answer the anxieties of parents in Japan who do not believe the information coming from the authorities. He says “I must state that the policies of the WHO, the IAEA or the Japanese government cannot be trusted.” and “if the power to save our citizens and future generations exists somewhere, it does not lie within the government or any academic association, but in the hands of individual clinical doctors ourselves.”

Update On Lawsuit For Student With Wi-Fi Sensitivity in Massachusetts School ADA Complaint

12/2015 Update On Lawsuit For Student With Wi-Fi Sensitivity in Massachusetts School ADA Complaint
safetechforschoolsmaryland.blogspot.ca, 20 December 2015

Update: A NEW amended complaint has been filed in the case of the boy who developed a debilitating sensitivity to the Wi-Fi networks in a private Massachusetts school.

"Instead of working with the parents in a constructive way to solve the problem caused by its Wi-Fi emissions and the resulting symptoms suffered by G at Fay, Fay has engaged is a series of hostile actions toward G and his parents. Fay has refused to make any meaningful accommodations for or provide any meaningful assistance to G."


After more robust School Wi-Fi was installed in Spring 2013, a 12 year old boy started to experience troubling symptoms, which he reported to his parents when he came home from school. These included severe headaches, itchy skin, and rashes. The school nurse indicated that various children in the same classes were reporting increased headaches, dizziness, nausea and chest pressure. The symptoms were present whenever he was at school. In August 2015 the parents filed a federal complaint stating that the school has failed to provide reasonable accommodations for the child as required by the ADA. Read more about the initial complaint here.

17 December 2015

Finnish Education Professor's Warning: Wireless Technology in Schools May Lead to a Global Epidemic of Brain Damages

"The worst scenario is when many tablets are in use at the same time and in the same room, as in schools, because they continually search to connect to the same wifi-modem. It’s like every iPad is shouting at the same time to the modem and this electromagnetic smog just gets louder and louder. That’s when it becomes particularly harmful. How would kids know if their teachers do not understand the risks?"

Finnish education professor’s warning: Wireless technology in schools may lead to a global epidemic of brain damages.
posted by EMFacts, 17 December 2015

From Agenta Jonsson who has been in contact with Finnish professor Rainer Nyberg. The following is a current update from a Jan 14, 2014 interview with Professor Rainer Nyberg

Finnish education professor’s warning: Wireless technology in schools may lead to a global epidemic of brain damages.

“We must protect children and youth more than we do today.”

Yle Arenan. Yle Nyheter, Finland Jan. 24, 2014

Translated by Agneta Jonsson
Revised by Rainer Nyberg. Nov. 27, 2015

Professor Rainer Nyberg changed his opinion of wireless technology in March 2013. At that time he had been lecturing in Finland and Sweden for many years and had written books about the uses and benefits of online learning. In this interview, for TV-Finland’s Channel, he explains how he found out about the health risks directly linked to wireless emissions from the technology he had assumed would only have positive effects.

15 December 2015

15-Year-Old Schoolgirl Found Hanged After Developing an Allergic Reaction to Wi-Fi in Her School

15–year-old schoolgirl found hanged after developing an allergic reaction to WiFi in her school
Posted by: Lloyd Burrell, naturalhealth365.com, 11 December 2015

(NaturalHealth365) 15-year-old Jenny Fry was found hanged in woodland in June this year. According to her parents she suffered from electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS), which caused her to suffer diverse symptoms including tiredness, headaches and bladder problems.

An allergic reaction to WiFi in her school made living miserable

An inquest heard that it was her allergic reaction to her school’s WiFi that made her life a misery. Her mother Debra told the hearing that Jenny was severely affected by the wireless internet connectionsat Chipping Norton School in Oxfordshire, England, where she was a pupil.

After becoming increasingly distressed by her symptoms, which were never investigated by a doctor, Jenny Fry was found hanged in Brooke Woods, near her home on June 11 this year.

14 December 2015

Pediatric Neurologist Dr. Martha Herbert on Autism

Welcome to My Website

I am a pediatric neurologist and a brain development researcher. For nearly two decades my main clinical, research and advocacy focus was on autism. I produced the general audience-oriented book The Autism Revolution: Whole Body Strategies for Making Life All It Can Be (Harvard Health Publications/Random House, 2012) and continue to pursue autism brain and infancy research at the interface of metabolism and electrophysiology.

My approach to autism has been rooted in my own research findings, in my clinical work, and in several decades of study prominently featuring systems theory and other wide-ranging interdisciplinary approaches.

Why Dr. Devra Davis Wants the World to Hang Up and Take Notice

Devra Davis uses an old-school handset
to get her message across.
Photo:  Nic Walker
Dr. Devra Davis is particularly horrified by the enrolment of infants in their parents' gadgets. "There is no reason whatsoever that anybody should be giving a cell phone to an infant in the crib, yet there are thousands of apps for babies in cribs," she observes. "If you must give a cell phone to a toddler, at least make sure it is in flight mode."

Why Devra Davis wants the world to hang up and take notice
by Ian Cuthbertson, Sydney Morning Herald, 
12 December 2015

American scientist Devra Davis has an impressive record in public health, helping to expose the dangers of tobacco, asbestos and passive smoking. Next on her list? The always-on, every-present mobile phone.

When I meet Devra Davis in the foyer of a waterfront hotel in Sydney's Woolloomooloo, there's a moment when her siege mentality shows. The tireless American campaigner on the dangers of mobile phone radiation, who believes they should be used at all times as far from the body as possible, is posing for photographs with clunky retro handsets. She always carries three types with her in her handbag, including these comically colourful old-school models. Asked by the photographer to hold one to each ear, she baulks. "Don't make me look like Mickey Mouse," she says. "I don't want to look like a quack."

13 December 2015

"Merchants of Doubt": Book Review

In the 1960s, when TV drama Mad Men is set, the tobacco
industry argued that lung cancer was caused by a number
of environmental factors, even though it knew there was a
link with smoking.  Photo:  Everett Collection / Rex Feature
"In these campaigns, a common strategy is evident: discredit the science, spread confusion and promote doubt... Real science is dismissed as "junk" while misrepresentations are offered in its place."  [Sound familiar?]

Merchants of Doubt by Naomi Oreskes and Erik M Conway
by Robin McKie, The Guardian, 
8 August 2010

This exposé of the coterie of rightwing scientists hell-bent on destroying the cause of environmentalism is outstanding

Rachel Carson is generally viewed as an environmental heroine, a courageous campaigner whose book, Silent Spring, alerted the world to the dangers of the indiscriminate use of pesticides. Hers was a success story, the tale of a woman who highlighted a serious problem – that the anti-mosquito agent DDT was building up in the food chain where it was killing millions of birds and animals – and who helped introduce a global ban on use of the chemical.

At least that is the common appreciation of Carson. However, a brief search of her name on the internet today produces an unexpected response. According to many websites, Carson – by all accounts a pleasant, amiable woman – was a mass murderer who killed more people than the Nazis. This dramatic claim is based on her campaign against DDT, which, it is alleged, has led to the deaths of countless Africans from malaria.

12 December 2015

WHO Soon To Classify Aging As A Disease, Opening The Flood Gates For New Pharmaceuticals

WHO Soon To Classify Aging As A Disease, Opening The Flood Gates For New Pharmaceuticals
by Marco Torres, preventdisease.com, 
13 November 2015

We have new pharmaceuticals being introduced every year for fictitious and nonsensical diagnoses such as Mathematics Disorder, Intermittent Explosive Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Orthorexia Nervosa (healthy eating) and so many other inventions called diseases for the sole purpose of selling more drugs. In what many critics are calling lunacy of unimaginable proportions, The World Health Organization (WHO) now plans to lay down the framework that will set the precedent for classifying aging, something that should be embraced and celebrated, into a disease with elaborate protocols expected to be finalized in 2018.

Most people in modern times have been somewhat unanimous that wrinkles, grief and homosexuality are not diseases, although if you ask the WHO, all of the above may soon be classified as a disease given enough time.

West Virginia: Green Bank: The American Town Banning Cell Phones and Wi-Fi

The American Town Banning Cell Phones and Wi-Fi (30 July 2015, 7 min.)


This Town Banned Cellphones and Wi-Fi to Better Search for Alien Life
by Katie Felber, magazine.good.is, 9 December 2015

Ever wish you could live in a small rural town specifically tailored to support the search for alien life, à la Jodie Foster’s Contact? No? Just me?

11 December 2015

Still in a Crib, Yet Being Given Antipsychotics

Andrew Rios, 4, took the antipsychotic Risperdal when he
was 18 months old to treat severe aggression.  Credit:
Jenna Schoenefeld for The New York Times
[Instead of prescribing antipsychotic medication to children less than two years old, pediatricians should be paying more attention to pollutants in the home as causes of behavioral disturbances:  radiofrequency radiation emitted by Wi-Fi and wireless devices, chemical substances¨, food additives...]

Still in a Crib, Yet Being Given Antipsychotics
by Alan Schwarz, The New York Times,
10 December 2015

Andrew Rios’s seizures began when he was 5 months old and only got worse. At 18 months, when an epilepsy medication resulted in violent behavior, he was prescribed the antipsychotic Risperdal, a drug typically used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in adults, and rarely used for children as young as 5 years.

When Andrew screamed in his sleep and seemed to interact with people and objects that were not there, his frightened mother researched Risperdal and discovered that the drug was not approved, and had never even been studied, in children anywhere near as young as Andrew.

“It was just ‘Take this, no big deal,’ like they were Tic Tacs,” said Genesis Rios, a mother of five in Rancho Dominguez, Calif. “He was just a baby.”

New Zealand: Complaint Upheld Over 'Cell Phone Radiation Shield' Product

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) Complaints
Board agreed the webpage "exaggerated and conflated
the causation between cell phones and cancer".
Photo: iStock
Complaint upheld over 'cell phone radiation shield' product
by Nicholas Jones, New Zealand Herald political reporter, nzherald.co, 10 December 2015

A complaint has been upheld against a website selling a "radiation shield" it claimed would protect users from cancers caused by cell phones.

The website, Life Energy Solutions, included a page titled "Do Cell Phones Give you Cancer?" which was used to advertise its products -- a "Cell Phone Radiation Shield", a "Nu-Me Protective Pendant" and a "Pyramid Energy Balancer". It also offered an electromagnetic field (EMF) testing kit.

The page included claims that cell phone use caused cancer and these products could shield users from EMF and radiation.

Idiopathic Environmental Intolerance: Abstracts of Papers Published in December 2015 Issue of "Reviews on Environmental Health"

UPDATE (April 2016):  Please note, the "EUROPAEM EMF Guideline 2015 for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of EMF-related health problems and illnesses" has been retracted.  We are in touch with the principal author who will alert us to its re-publishing.

We would like to draw the attention of readers to the special December 2015 issue (Volume 30, Issue 4) of "Reviews on Environmental Health" on idiopathic environmental intolerance (Editor: Dr. David O. Carpenter).   Abstracts are available by clicking on the titles of the reviews below.


David O. Carpenter* and Dominique Belpomme

This issue of Reviews on Environmental Health consists of invited papers on several syndromes of uncertain etiology but ones that pose serious and severe debilification and interference with quality of life for those affected.  Often in aggregate called “idiopathic environmental intolerance” they include electromagnetic hypersensitivity, multiple chemical sensitivity, chronic  fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, Gulf War Illness and likely some others less well defined.  All have in common fatigue, pain (especially headaches and joint and muscle pain), often altered cognitive function, cardiac problems, and impaired mobility and balance.  Often, but not always, some specific event or exposure triggers the initiation of the syndrome.  Because the symptoms are relatively non-specific, patients may unfortunately be referred to psychiatric rather than medical care.  There are few effective treatments other than reducing exposure to triggering environmental factors.  There is increasing world-wide awareness that these are real diseases that affect a significant percentage of the population, but still attract significant controversy.  We hope that these peer-reviewed publications will not only stimulate awareness of the problem but also stimulate science-based research on treatment regimes for symptomatic relief and reversal of the disease processes.  All of these pathologic disorders should be recognized by the scientific and medical communities and international health institutions.  This issue presents state-of-the-art reviews of the scientific advances in the pathophysiologic understanding of these disorders for medical practitioners and research scientists.

*Corresponding author: David O. Carpenter, Institute for Health and the Environment, University of Albany, University at Albany, 5 University Pl., Rm. A217, Rensselaer, NY 12144, USA, E-mail: dcarpenter@albany.eda

Dominique Belpomme: European Cancer and Environment Research Institute, Brussels, Belgium

09 December 2015

Wireless Technology & Public Health Forum: Mountain View, CA, 10 October 2015: Videotaped Presentations

Wireless Technology & Public Health Forum
saferemr.com, 8 December 2015

On October 10, 2015, the Santa Clara County Medical Association Alliance Foundation sponsored a forum, "Wireless Technology and Public Health: Health and Environmental Hazards in a Wireless World," at the Mountain View Center for Performing Arts in Mountain View, California.

The event brought together leading experts from various disciplines who presented current scientific research regarding the health effects of electromagnetic radiation from cell phones, Wi Fi and other electronic devices on biological systems.The experts presented the science and personal stories behind the recent call for safer wireless radiation standards by over 200 international scientists. Links to autism, cancer, infertility, adverse effects on wildlife, cell phone safety and Wi Fi precautions were discussed.

The forum was videotaped and can be viewed online. See links below.

07 December 2015

Welcome to the Home of the Electrosensitive

"No one took me seriously."  This building saved the life of
Christian Schifferle.  Photo:  Jean Revillard/Rezo
Welcome to the home of the electrosensitive
by Patrick Baumann, illustre.ch, 
1st December 2015

In Zurich, an apartment building, the first of its kind in Europe, accommodates persons suffering from electromagnetic or chemical allergies. Report on a true five-story Faraday cage.

At first sight, nothing distinguishes this apartment building with a sable-colored exterior, located in a rural neighborhood, from another building. We are on the heights of Leimbach, 15 minutes from downtown Zurich. Christian Schifferle awaits us in front of the first anti-allergy building in Europe, reserved for persons suffering multiple chemical hypersensitivity (MCS) and electrosensitivity. "Come dressed in the most natural clothing possible, no perfume and of course, switch off your cell phone," he tells us. He keeps his mask on, even inside the building. Our odors are disturbing, he explains, even the battery of the Jean Revillard's camera emits a slight electromagnetic field. A strange object of plastic and steel placed on the table confirms it. "The guardian", he smiles. A dosimeter, a sort of Big Brother of waves which tracks the least suspect volt. Very useful to all the residents of this very special building.

Permanently tired
At 59, Christian Schifferle is president of the foundation at the origin of the building of this unique place in Switzerland. He does not recall a single day when he did not suffer from allergies. Everything assaulted this man with fine features: paint, perfume, cleaning products, cigarettes. Spending half an hour in a department store rife with Wi-Fi terminals is for him hell on earth. "I even thought of suicide", he confessed, unfolding his long legs. Being electrosensitive, or MCS, in a modern world saturated with waves that are more and more powerful and invasive, is like being permanently dead. And misunderstood by his entourage. "This building symbolizes our release from invisibility", he says. This true five-story Faraday cage completed in December 2013 cost 6 million. The quality of the air, the absence of antennas and the proximity of Uetilberg Mountain played a key role in the selection of its location.

06 December 2015

Young Children Are Better Off Playing Outside Than Using Educational Tablet Apps

Young children are better off playing outside than using educational tablet apps
edmontonjournal.com, 2 December 2015

Electronic devices aimed at boosting the brain power of young children could be doing more harm than good, researchers at the University of Alberta have found.

Most studies into the impact of watching TV or using electronic toys and apps have determined time spent in front of screens doesn’t help brain development of pre-schoolers and might hurt it, physical education and recreation assistant professor Valerie Carson said Wednesday.

Cell Phones and Breast Cancer - Bras: The No Phone Zone

Dr. June Chen, a Los Angeles radiologist, was diagnosing more and more of her young patients with cancer.  "It's very unusual for women in their 20s and 30s to have breast cancer, period, let alone such extensive breast cancer, and these women are vehemently telling us that they wore their cell phones over the area, directly over the area, where they subsequently developed this extensive breast cancer, and they're telling us they wore these on a routine and regular basis." 

Cell phones & breast cancer - bras:  the no phone zone

thescienceofeating.com, 15 February 2015

The talk about cell phones and cancer connection has been discussed for years now, but most still wonder if there's a real association and concern. One possibility does appear to exist, at least among certain women, and it all depends on where they carry their cell phone.

Thousands, of not millions of women - especially young ones, choose to keep their cell phones in their bra. This seems like the most convenient solution, because it allows women to ditch their purse and become hands-free.

Causing more need for storage is the fact that many womens' clothes come without pockets, so if you don't have a purse, the bra is an obvious choice. Also in noisy environments, it's harder to hear cell phone ring tones, so women like placing their cell phones on vibrate mode and placing it in their bras to continue receiving calls.

A recent survey reveals 40% of college females put their cell phone in their bra at least some time during the day, and 3% report doing it for more than 10 hours a day. However, Dr. John West, a Los Angeles breast surgeon, said women need to stop this practice stating, "We must make the bra a no phone zone," he said.

Cell Phone Dangers: Public Deception Trumps Public Health (Part 1)

Thorner:  Cell phone dangers:  public deception trumps public health (Part 1)
by Nancy Thorner, Illinois Reivew, 
2 December 2015

When trying to promote the safety of a product, industry will often compare the safety of their new product to other products already considered safe. Such is the case with ‘smart meters’, often compared to cell phones, despite much evidence that smart meters pose a risk to health, invade one’s privacy, and are potential fire hazards. Might cell phones, those ubiquitous, beloved objects of necessity in today's society be anything other than safe?

"Cell phones cause cancer" declared attorney Jimmy Gonzalez, in front of the Pembroke Pines, Florida City Council. "It should become crystal clear that cell phones do cause cancer and that the American people are not being properly warned about cell phones."

New Study: Carrying a Cell Phone in a Backpack Leads to Blood Abnormalities

New Study: Carrying a Cell Phone in a Backpack Leads to Blood Abnormalities
by emily, Electromagnetic Health Blog
17 January 2015

There is a growing body of scientific evidence of brain cancer risk from cell phone use. People have been long been advised to use a headset or speakerphone to keep the Radiofrequency (RF) radiation away from the head. Distance lowers the risk, due to the fact that the signals decrease over distance according to the inverse square law. This can also lessen electrosensitivity symptoms, such as headaches, concentration problems and fatigue. But, it turns out, according to a new pilot study, these protective measures may not be adequate to prevent biological consequences. Further precautionary steps when using cellular and wireless devices may be in order.

New research, reported in the journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Wise Traditions, January 16, 2015, shows the act of carrying a cell phone (smart phone) in a receptive mode in a backpack is sufficient to create disturbing changes in a person’s blood, without the cell phone being used.

Brain Tumor Rates Are Rising in the US: The Role of Cell Phone & Cordless Phone Use

(Choice of image by Editor of "Towards Better Health")
Brain Tumor Rates Are Rising in the US: The Role of Cell Phone & Cordless Phone Use
saferemr.com, 23 November 2015

One in 161 Americans (0.62%) will be diagnosed with brain or other central nervous system (CNS) cancer during their lifetime according to the Central Brain Tumor Registry of the United States.

The risk is greater for males (1 in 144 or 0.69%) than females (1 in 182 or 0.55%): About three out of four people (74%) who develop brain or CNS cancer will die from this disease.

The risk of being diagnosed with a non-malignant (i.e., non-cancerous) brain or CNS tumor is about twice as great (14.75 vs. 7.23 per 100,000 per year).

05 December 2015

New Concerns Over Kids and Electronics

Dr. Carl Lauryssen, neurosurgeon, says children's "skulls are much much thinner than adult skulls are, so the amount of exposure that they're going to get is significantly more than we do." Radiation exposure over time is his biggest concern. He suggests, when using a device, avoid a WiFi connection as much as possible... Distance is also important.  Dr. Lauryssen recommends parents try to keep the device as far away from the child's face as possible.  Even using headphones helps so they won't hold it up to their ear to listen. Your best bet is no device at all.

New concerns over kids and electronics
by Shannon Murray, kvue.com, 3 December 2015

AUSTIN - A recent study says 31 million kids spend four hours a day on their cells phones, and there are concerns over what that time is doing to their brains.

New research from the American Academy of Pediatrics shows more children are using mobile devices, whether it is a cell phone, tablet or even a laptop. By age four, a majority of the kids have their own device. While doctors advise parents look elsewhere to entertain their kids, there are things you can do to curb the risks.

Are You Allergic to Wi-Fi? Modern Syndrome Could Be the Silent Killer

Please view and share this report from ITV News, UK:  Jenny's mother talking about her daughter's death:  
"School wi-fi led to death of my daughter, says mother" [Click on title]

A mother from Oxfordshire is calling for all wireless technology to be taken out of schools following the death of her 15-year-old daughter.

Are you allergic to WIFi? Modern syndrome could be the silent killer
by Becky Fletcher, express.co.uk,
3 December 2015

IT’S the condition that a mother claims took the life of her young daughter. But what exactly is electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome – the condition making you allergic to wifi?

Jenny Fry, 15, was found hanging in Chadlington, Oxfordshire after she began suffering from an allergic reaction to wifi, or electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome (EHS).

03 December 2015

Scientist Who Discovered GMOs Cause Tumors in Rats Wins Landmark Defamation Lawsuit in Paris

Seralini and his team in Normandie, France in 2013.  Via:
Scientist Who Discovered GMOs Cause Tumors in Rats Wins Landmark Defamation Lawsuit in Paris
by Nick Meyer, march-against-monsanto, 30 November 2015 ·

Was French Prof. Gilles-Eric Séralini correct when he discovered that scientific feeding experiments past 90 days with GMO food and rats can cause serious health problems including tumors?

The answer to that question has been debated ever since the initial publication of his study, culminating in a republication of the study in another peer-reviewed journal that wasn’t nearly as well covered as the initial retraction was by the mainstream media.

Now, Prof. Séralini is in the news again – this time for winning a major court victory in a libel trial that represents the second court victory for Séralini and his team in less than a month.

"Compass" Biocare Mattress Built with an Electromagnetic Shield

Ning posing on the new Getha Compass Biocare mattress.
For a good night’s sleep
by Ruby Lim, thestar.com, 3 December 2015

LIVING in today’s technological society, exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF) is inevitable.

What is EMF? It is the electrical or magnetic forces that come from electronic or wireless devices such mobile phones, laptops, television and microwaves, which can pose a health threat.

Research points that sleeping on a metal-based mattress, commonly known as a spring mattress, shows strong links of body exposure to EMF as the spring attracts electromagnetic energy flows, local bedding company Getha said in a statement.

It is said our body becomes vulnerable to EMF when we are asleep, and continuous radiation can interrupt the human DNA regenerate capacity, affecting quality of sleep.

Based on this knowledge, Getha launched the country’s first Biocare mattress “Compass”, built with a Biocare electromagnetic shield comprising a magnetic barrier with nano technologic yarns to ward off electromagnetic radiation.

02 December 2015

Parents of British Teenager Who Committed Suicide Say 'Wi-Fi' Allergy Is To Blame in Death

Jenny Fry, 15, killed herself after developing
electro-hypersensitivity from Wi-Fi, according
to her parents.  She hanged herself in June
complaining of exhaustion, headaches and
bladder problems that stemmed from the
wireless signals at her school.
Parents of British teenager who committed suicide say ‘Wi-Fi allergy’ is to blame in death
by Jacqueline Cutler, New York Daily News,
30 November 2015

A British mother says her daughter committed suicide after suffering an “allergy” to Wi-Fi.

Jennifer Fry was just 15 last spring, when she hanged herself in the woods in Oxfordshire — and her parents Debra Fry and Charles Newman blame wireless signals inside her school.

The parents claim the signals caused Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Syndrome, with severe headaches, nausea and fatigue as symptoms.

"I intend to carry on my campaign to highlight the dangers of Wi-Fi," she told an Australian news site. "I am not against a bit of technology but I do feel schools should be aware that some children are going to be sensitive to it and reduce its use."

They want Wi-Fi removed from preschools and schools and urge the government to research the syndrome.

Fry admitted she didn’t take Jenny to the doctor, fearful that she would have been institutionalized or given drugs that the mother was suspicious of because the family knew a boy who had committed suicide after being on antidepressants, according to the Mirror, a British publication.

With $45 Billion Pledge, Mark Zuckerberg Imagines 'A World Without Suffering from Disease'

(Photo selected from Mail online article:  AFP/Getty Images)
Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, who is a doctor, said that they believe the world should be dramatically better for their child than it was for them. "We will do our part to make this happen," they said, "not only because we love you, but also because we have a moral responsibility to all children in the next generation."

Our comment: Will they consider protecting children from the risks of exposure to wireless technology?

With $45 billion pledge, Mark Zuckerberg imagines ‘a world without suffering from disease’
by Ariana Eunjung Cha, The Washington Post, 2 December 2015

Priscilla and I are so happy to welcome our daughter Max into this world!For her birth, we wrote a letter to her about...

Posted by Mark Zuckerberg on Tuesday, December 1, 2015

It was the birth announcement to top all birth announcements. In telling the world about the birth of their newborn baby, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan also pledged to give away 99 percent of their Facebook shares -- worth an eye-popping $45 billion -- to philanthropic efforts during their lifetime.

[Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan to give away 99 percent of their Facebook stock, worth $45 billion]

It's probably telling that the first example they describe in depth is medical science.

"Dear Max," the 2,234-word open letter to their newborn daughter begins. "Your mother and I don't yet have the words to describe the hope you give us for the future… Like all parents, we want you to grow up in a world better than ours today."

The couple, who met while attending Harvard University, said that they believe the world should be dramatically better for their child than it was for them.

"We will do our part to make this happen," they said, "not only because we love you, but also because we have a moral responsibility to all children in the next generation."

In outlining their vision for how they would achieve this, Facebook CEO Zuckerberg, 31, and Chan, 30, a doctor, said they were focusing on two ideas -- advancing human potential and promoting equality. While they didn't announce any specific projects or donations for the effort that they are calling the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, they outlined personalized learning, curing disease, connecting people and building strong communities (in that order) as being priorities.

Here's what they said about medical science:

Consider disease. Today we spend about 50 times more as a society treating people who are sick than we invest in research so you won't get sick in the first place.

Medicine has only been a real science for less than 100 years, and we've already seen complete cures for some diseases and good progress for others. As technology accelerates, we have a real shot at preventing, curing or managing all or most of the rest in the next 100 years.

Today, most people die from five things -- heart disease, cancer, stroke, neurodegenerative and infectious diseases -- and we can make faster progress on these and other problems.

Once we recognize that your generation and your children's generation may not have to suffer from disease, we collectively have a responsibility to tilt our investments a bit more towards the future to make this reality. Your mother and I want to do our part.

Curing disease will take time. Over short periods of five or ten years, it may not seem like we're making much of a difference. But over the long term, seeds planted now will grow, and one day, you or your children will see what we can only imagine: a world without suffering from disease.

The couple has been generous -- and creative -- with its philanthropy in health care in the past. In October 2014, they donated $25 million to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation to help fight Ebola.

"We believe our grant is the quickest way to empower the CDC and the experts in this field to prevent this outcome.
Grants like this directly help the frontline responders in their heroic work. These people are on the ground setting up care centers, training local staff, identifying Ebola cases and much more," Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post at the time. "We are hopeful this will help save lives and get this outbreak under control.

Earlier this year, Zuckerberg and Chan donated $75 million to San Francisco General Hospital, a new public hospital, to help out with costs for critical equipment and technology. Chan, a pediatrician, has taken time off from her practice to start a private school in Northern California for low-income children that will give them access to free health care as part of their education.

A number of their technology peers have also given generously to medicine and science. Napster co-founder Sean Parker's name is on a new center at Stanford University dedicated to finding a cure for allergies. Google co-founder Sergey Brin and his wife Anne Wojcicki, who are separated, have donated many millions to fight Parkinson's disease. And Peter Thiel, the eBay co-founder, has given grants to a number of scientists and medical tech startups that aim to extend human life.

Zuckerberg and Chan's letter echoes some of the ambitious thinking about philanthropy articulated by other young, wealthy Silicon Valley couples, Cari Tuna and her husband Dustin Moskovitz in particular. Tuna and Moskovitz, who is also a Facebook co-founder and is estimated to be worth $9.9 billion, have also pledged to give away most of their wealth in their lifetimes and have said they are looking to make an impact that will benefit future generations. They have also highlighted science as one of the main areas they are exploring with their philanthropy in addition to U.S. policy, global catastrophic risks and international aid.

Ariana Eunjung Cha is a national reporter. She has previously served as the Post's bureau chief in Shanghai and San Francisco, and as a correspondent in Baghdad.


01 December 2015

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considering the health effects of the baby monitor
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 Hartig and Helling MBF 3333 
baby monitor.
Safe Baby Monitors
magdahavas.com, 24 November 2015

November 24, 2015. Are you an expectant mother or a friend that would like to purchase a present for a baby shower? Perhaps you are a grandparent that is aware of the problems associated with wireless products and are looking for something that is safe to use for a baby. SAFE Baby monitors are high on the list of items that are needed for the over worked stressed out parent. Unfortunately there is a lot of misinformation out there on “New Parenting” websites that attempt to provide high tech solutions in complete disregard to the health effects from wireless monitoring systems.

High Tech Parenting is Harming the Children

Details of 200,000 Children Stolen in Vtech Attack

Photo Reuters
Details of 200,000 children stolen in Vtech attack
by Clare HoppingNEWS, itpro.co.uk,
1st December 2015

The company's Learning Lodge app and content portal was hacked in the fourth biggest consumer data breach in history

Toy maker Vtech has revealed its app store database has been hacked, exposing details of 4.8m customers, including 200,000 children, making it one of the biggest consumer data breach ever.

Louise Bulman, VP EMEA at Vormetric commented: "VTech has joined the increasingly long line of organisations facing a rather bleak end to 2015, as it becomes the latest to suffer a high-profile data breach. What’s most concerning here is the nature of the information stolen – that which relates to children – and the varying reports over the level of encryption around the compromised data."

United States: Government Failure to Address Wireless Radiation Risks

(Image selected by Editor of
"Towards Better Health")
Government Failure to Address Wireless Radiation Risks
saferemr.com, 30 November 2015

For more than two decades, Federal health agencies have argued that we don't have conclusive evidence of harm from exposure to non-ionizing electromagnetic fields (EMF) emitted by wireless devices, including cell phones, cordless phones, baby monitors, and wireless wearables. Yet, we do not have any compelling evidence that our everyday exposure to EMF from wireless devices is safe.

Today Microwave News published an exposé about the failure of the U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to report the results of a $25+ million project to assess the cancer risk of wireless radiation in laboratory animals. The study was proposed by the National Toxicology Program in 2001. Preliminary results have been released to industry, but not to the press or the public. NIEHS has refused to release project documents under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).