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giovedì 13 settembre 2018

ICNIRP prosegue sulla sua strada da negazionista

Il 4.9.18 ICNIRP ha rifiutato le conclusioni del più grande studio di effetti di radiofrequenze su animali fatto (da parte di US National Institutes of Environmental Health Sciences costato ben 28 milioni di dollari!), confermando la validità dei limiti espositivi che propone da tanti anni.  

Studi che arrivano quasi contemporaneamente di quelli eseguiti in Italia dall'Istituto Ramazzini di Bologna, che ha portato a risultati quasi identici.

Purtroppo questa Agenzia (privata, di diritto tedesco) è ritenuta dalle grande organizzazioni internazionali (WHO, CE, USA, Canada, etc.) come depositaria del 'verbo assoluto'.  

Qui sotto un ricercatore ora pensionato che ha lavorato appunto in questo grande istituto di ricerca  americano, Ronald L. Melnick Ph.D., confuta puntualmente le argomentazioni messe in piedi da questi " scienziati " dell'ICNIRP per avvalorare le loro conclusioni.

https://ehtrust.org/us-scientist-criticizes-icnirps-refusal-to-reassess-cell-phone-radiation-exposure-guidelines-after-us-national-toxicology-program-studies-show-clear-evidence-of-cancer-in-experimental-animals/


sabato 31 marzo 2018

NTP: altro passo concluso ! Le conclusioni determinano un CAMBIAMENTO

http://www.newsobserver.com/news/business/health-care/article207112454.html

Articolo dal New Observer   .  TRaduzione

Le onde radio a frequenza cellulare possono essere decisamente collegate al cancro nei ratti, secondo una riunione del comitato scientifico nazionale nel Research Triangle Park di mercoledì. La scoperta degli scienziati stabilisce la più chiara connessione del rischio di cellulare per gli esseri umani in un importante studio degli Stati Uniti fino ad oggi.

Gli scienziati hanno fatto il loro annuncio alla fine di una riunione di tre giorni per esaminare un esperimento sui roditori da 25 milioni di dollari condotto dal Programma nazionale di tossicologia in RTP per la Food and Drug Administration statunitense. La bozza dello studio, pubblicata all'inizio di febbraio, aveva in alcuni casi stabilito un legame debole e in alcuni casi nessun collegamento, ma il gruppo consultivo scientifico di mercoledì ha affermato che i dati sono più convincenti e indicano un rischio maggiore rispetto a quelli inizialmente riconosciuti.

Si prevede che la decisione di mercoledì cambierà il dibattito sulla sicurezza dei telefoni cellulari dato che l'industria delle telecomunicazioni, con l'incoraggiamento della Federal Communications Commission, si prepara a lanciare la tecnologia wireless 5G ad alta velocità di prossima generazione. Gli attivisti della salute pubblica prevedono che le conclusioni del panel scientifico sui rischi wireless aumenteranno la pressione sulle agenzie federali per emettere avvisi di sicurezza e stringere gli standard di sicurezza del dispositivo elettronico onnipresente.

"Probabilmente dovrebbe portare a una riduzione dei limiti di esposizione", ha detto Ronald Melnick, lo scienziato del National Toxicology Program che ha progettato lo studio prima di ritirarsi nove anni fa. "Questo è importante perché le agenzie che riceveranno questi dati prenderanno decisioni sulla salute pubblica sulla base di queste informazioni".

Melnick ha detto che i rischi per la salute riconosciuti mercoledì potrebbero costringere i funzionari pubblici e i leader delle telecomunicazioni "a non promuovere l'uso di alcuni di questi dispositivi a emissione di radiofrequenza per bambini".

Solo il mese scorso la bozza di rapporto era stata giudicata inconcludente dalla FDA e dall'American Cancer Society, e il gruppo scientifico era atteso dagli attivisti per apporre il timbro di approvazione a quelle conclusioni nella riunione di mercoledì.


Prima che gli scienziati votassero, Kevin Mottus, il direttore di outreach della California Brain Tumor Association, ha chiesto dal pavimento che l'intero panel si ricusasse per mancanza di qualifiche per valutare i dati di radiofrequenza. Mottus in seguito ha detto che i cellulari sono paragonabili all'amianto e al tabacco e dovrebbero contenere etichette di avvertimento.

Ma mentre la discussione elettorale ha preso il via, gli scienziati hanno iniziato a proporre mozioni per migliorare il livello dei risultati per affermare che un'esposizione prolungata alle radiofrequenze può essere chiaramente collegata al cancro del tessuto cardiaco nei ratti maschi. Il progetto di studio aveva precedentemente affermato che esisteva un collegamento ma nessuna evidenza chiara.

I tumori del tessuto cardiaco sono stati particolarmente significativi perché sono una rara forma di cancro che si verifica raramente nei ratti e non possono essere spiegati come malattie casuali.

John Bucher, scienziato senior del National Toxicology Program, ha affermato che il cancro del tessuto cardiaco che si sviluppa nei ratti maschi è lo stesso tipo di tumore che è stato osservato in alcune persone che hanno utilizzato per anni i cellulari nelle impostazioni di potenza più elevate.

"Il fatto che questo tipo di tumore fosse lo stesso ha attirato la nostra attenzione", ha detto Bucher. "E inoltre sono stati alcuni dei risultati più forti da un punto di vista numerico."

I relatori hanno anche votato che lo studio mostra alcuni collegamenti tra la radiazione del cellulare e il cancro al cervello nei ratti. Il progetto aveva affermato che il collegamento era equivoco, una designazione scientifica che indicava che era inconcludente e probabilmente irrilevante.

Oltre a mostrare un aumento dei tumori nei ratti, lo studio ha anche dimostrato che i ratti neonati pesavano meno e soffrivano di più alti tassi di mortalità quando vivevano in una camera di radiazione a radiofrequenza.

Qual'è il prossimo?
Il direttore della FDA dell'ufficio di scienza e ingegneria, Edward Margerrison, ha partecipato alla riunione e ha poi messo in guardia contro la formulazione di conclusioni avventate basate sulle votazioni di mercoledì. "Stiamo adottando un approccio responsabile", ha detto. "Non andiamo a prendere decisioni impulsive"

La FDA tradurrà i risultati dei roditori in rischi per la salute umana e la Commissione federale delle comunicazioni deciderà se le conclusioni della FDA sono abbastanza serie da giustificare l'introduzione di standard di emissioni inferiori per i cellulari degli Stati Uniti o di adottare altre precauzioni.

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articolo con riscontro di dettaglio della commissione degli esperti e voti

https://www.saferemr.com/2018/01/national-toxicology-program-peer-public.html

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NTP Should Analyze Overall Tumor Risk in Cell Phone Radiation Studies


In my written submission to NTP about the cell phone radiation studies, I recommended that NTP analyze the overall tumor risk from cell phone radiation exposure. After watching the three-day expert review of these studies, I restate this recommendation. 

While it is useful to examine what happened to the trees in the forest in this experiment (e.g., the increased risk of a specific tumor  developing in male rats from GSM exposure), it is essential to examine what happened to the forest (e.g., the overall risk of a male rat developing a malignant tumor from exposure to cell phone radiation).

NTP should test the null hypothesis that lifelong exposure to non-thermal levels of cell phone radiation does not increase the incidence of cancer.

There are several strong justifications for conducting this analysis.

First, a 5-year, $5 million Air Force study found low incidences of various types of tumors in male rats exposed to microwave radiation. In that study, the exposed rats were three times more likely to get cancer than the control rats. The study employed much lower intensity microwave radiation than the NTP studies.

Second, early toxicology research on the effects of tobacco found low incidences of many types of tumors among animals exposed to tobacco smoke. Scientists dismissed this evidence as they assumed an agent could not cause cancer in different types of tissue. History later proved them wrong.
Third, numerous biologic studies have found that exposure to low-intensity radiofrequency radiation increases oxidative stress causing generation of free radicals, stress proteins, and DNA damage in many different types of cells.

Finally, my preliminary analysis of the overall tumor risk using summary data from the appendices to the NTP report, found that male rats exposed to cell phone radiation were significantly more likely to develop cancer than control rats (38% vs. 25.5%; p = .021), and more likely to develop a nonmalignant tumor (70% vs. 54%; p = .003).

Male rats in the lowest cell phone radiation exposure group, 1.5 watts per kilogram, were also more likely to develop a nonmalignant tumor than control rats (74% vs. 54%; p < .001). Although cancer incidence for this low exposure group was greater than the control group, the difference was not statistically significant (34% vs. 25.5%; p = .163).

NTP should conduct these analyses controlling for differences in survival between the exposed and control animals.

http://www.saferemr.com/2018/01/national-toxicology-program-peer-public.html

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Experts find "clear evidence" of cancer from cell phone radiation in NTP study

Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, March 28, 2018 (UPDATED March 30)

Eleven experts convened by the National Toxicology Program (NTP) over a three day period to review the draft technical reports from the NTP's cell phone radiation studies concluded that there is "clear evidence" that exposure to cell phone radiation caused a rare cancer in the hearts of male rats, and there is "equivocal evidence" for the hearts of female rats.
The expert panel also reported "some evidence" that cell phone radiation exposure caused brain cancer in male and female rats and cancer of the adrenal glands in male rats. Additionally, "equivocal evidence" of cancer risk was reported in the pituitary, adrenal, and prostate glands and pancreas and liver in male rats and adrenal glands in female rats.
The mice in the study, exposed to a different cell phone radiation frequency than the rats (1800 MHz vs. 900 MHz), displayed less evidence of cancer risk. Equivocal evidence of cancer risk from cell phone radiation was reported for lymphoma in male and female mice. Equivocal evidence was also reported for skin, lung, and liver cancer in male mice.
In seven instances, the expert group upgraded the evaluations of evidence published by NTP staff in the draft technical reports. Thus, the NTP scientists appear to have been overly conservative in their assessment of the hazards of long-term exposure to cell phone radiation.

A table (dated March 30) based upon NTP's official results which compares the evaluations of evidence of carcinogenicity prepared by NTP staff with the expert committee's findings can be found at:
General Interest:
By Mark Hertsgaard and Mark Dowie,THE NATION, March 29, 2018.

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NTP cell phone studies — experts recommend elevated conclusions

John BucherBucher cautioned that the findings tell us that we should take a closer look, but they should not be directly extrapolated to human cell phone usage. (Photo courtesy of Steve McCaw)
A panel of external scientific experts met March 26-28 at NIEHS and recommended that some National Toxicology Program (NTP) conclusions be changed to indicate stronger levels of evidence that cell phone radiofrequency radiation (RFR) caused tumors in rats.
The panel agreed with NTP conclusions that there was little indication of RFR-related health problems in mice. The panel reviewed the conclusions of two draft technical reports, one in rats and one in mice, based on 10 years and $25 million of research.
“It was gratifying that the members of the expert panel unanimously praised the NTP cell phone studies as very well done, and vitally important research,” said NTP Senior Scientist John Bucher, Ph.D. “They conducted a thorough review, engaged in spirited debate, and grappled with the same uncertainties as did the NTP staff.”
Bucher stressed that the goal of the study was to establish the potential health hazard of exposure to cell phone RFR. He said that to detect a potential effect, the rodents’ whole bodies were exposed to levels equal to and higher than the highest level permitted for local tissue exposure in cell phone emissions today.
David EatonPanel chair David Eaton, Ph.D., of the University of Washington, said NTP was clairvoyant for including in utero exposure long before this was commonly considered in toxicology. (Photo courtesy of Steve McCaw)

Heart, brain, and adrenal tumors

Working from the NTP scale of clear evidence, which is graded as some evidence, equivocal evidence, and no evidence, the panel made several recommendations.
The experts recommended that tumors in tissues surrounding nerves in the hearts of male rats, called malignant schwannomas, be reclassified from some evidence to clear evidence of carcinogenic activity.
In female rats, they recommended reclassification of malignant schwannomas from no evidence to equivocal evidence of carcinogenic activity. The panel agreed that there were unusual patterns of cardiomyopathy, or damage to heart tissue, in exposed male and female rats.
“When I look at these types of studies, I look for high-level signals that can infer mechanisms. I have more questions than answers, but the heart is clearly sending a signal in the rat studies, between the levels of cardiomyopathy and malignant tumors,” said panelist Rick Adler, D.V.M., Ph.D., senior director of discovery and regulatory pathology for GlaxoSmithKline.
The panel recommended that findings for a type of brain tumor, called malignant glioma, and a tumor in the adrenal gland, called pheochromocytoma, be reclassified as some evidence of carcinogenic activity in male rats.

Tissue changes and lower body weights

Chad BlystoneBlystone oversaw internal scientific reviews with NTP staff. (Photo courtesy of Steve McCaw)
NTP researchers also looked for noncancerous health effects in rats and mice. The panel agreed that there were increases in damage to brain tissue in exposed male and female rats, which further supported the classifications of cancerous effects in the brain.
For several other tissues, including the prostate and pituitary glands, the panel agreed that tissue changes were equivocal, meaning it was unclear if any of these tumor increases were related to RFR.
NTP also reported lower body weights among newborn rats and their mothers, especially when exposed to high levels of RFR during pregnancy and lactation, but these animals later grew to normal size.
“I want to highlight that we don’t rely on one specific item for determining response,” said NTP toxicologist Chad Blystone, Ph.D. He explained that NTP staff review numerous factors when determining conclusions, including those listed below.
  • Statistics.
  • Dose-response relationship.
  • Commonality of tumors and tissue changes.
  • Comparison to concurrent and historical controls.
  • Findings across sexes and species.

Most expensive, technically challenging studies

To conduct the studies, NTP worked with collaborators at the IT’IS Foundation to design special chambers that exposed rats and mice to different levels of RFR for up to two years, including exposure to pups while in the womb.
Myles Capstick, Ph.D., of the IT’IS Foundation explained that they wanted to expose the whole animals because they were not sure where health effects might occur. “We were aiming to expose as many tissues as possible, not mimic a phone next to the head,” said Capstick.
Capstick, Kuster, LadburyFrom right, John Ladbury of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Kuster, and Capstick presented the exposure system and how it was validated. (Photo courtesy of Steve McCaw)
Exposure levels ranged from 1.5 to 6 watts per kilogram in rats and 2.5 to 10 watts per kilogram in mice. The low power level for rats was equal to the highest level permitted for local tissue exposures to cell phone emissions today. The animals were exposed for 10-minute on, 10-minute off cycles that totaled more than 9 hours each day.
The studies used 2G and 3G frequencies and modulations that are still used in voice calls and texting in the United States. More recent 4G, 4G-LTE, and 5G networks for streaming video and downloading attachments use different cell phone signal frequencies and modulations than NTP used in these studies. Niels Kuster, Ph.D., of the IT’IS Foundation added that their studies of 4G technologies are very similar.
There were approximately 3,000 animals in the study, and pathologists examined 50 tissues in each animal to look for signs of cancer or other changes.
(Virginia Guidry, Ph.D., is a technical writer and public information specialist in the NIEHS Office of Communications and Public Liaison and a regular contributor to the Environmental Factor.)

Asimina Kiourti
Michael Wyde
Asimina Kiourti, Ph.D., of the Ohio State University, acknowledged the challenge of changing technology. “How to catch up with technology?” she said. “This study delivered 100 percent of what you promised.” (Image courtesy of Steve McCaw)


https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/2018/4/feature/feature-2-cell-phone/index.htm


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Male rats exposed to cell phone radiation were significantly more likely to develop tumors and cancer 


Null hypothesis rejected
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, March 30, 2018  (Updated April 2)
... my preliminary analysis of the overall tumor risk using summary data from the appendices to the NTP report, found that male rats exposed to cell phone radiation were significantly more likely to develop a tumor than control rats overall (81% vs. 62%; p < .001), and even in the lowest cell phone radiation exposure group, 1.5 watts per kilogram (82% vs. 62%; p <.001).
Male rats exposed to cell phone radiation were significantly more likely to develop cancer than control rats (38% vs. 26%; p = .021), and more likely to develop a nonmalignant tumor (70% vs. 54%; p = .003).

Male rats in the lowest cell phone radiation exposure group, 1.5 watts per kilogram, were also more likely to develop a nonmalignant tumor than control rats (74% vs. 54%; p < .001). Although cancer incidence for this low exposure group was greater than the control group, the difference was not statistically significant (34% vs. 26%; p = .163).

NTP should conduct these analyses controlling for survival differences between the exposed and control animals.

National Toxicology Program: Peer & public review
Also see:

National Toxicology Program Finds Cell Phone Radiation Causes Cancer
Ramazzini Institute Replicates Key Finding from NTP Study 
 


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Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., Director
Center for Family and Community Health
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley



giovedì 27 luglio 2017

Proposta di legge ferma dal gennaio 2014 alla Camera per eliminare la misurazione media della esposizione ai CEM, fatta sulle 24 otre

Grazie a Openparlamento (www.openparlamento.it) scopro che è stato depositato da deputati di 5Stelle (On. Crippa)  la proposta di legge C 1631:

https://parlamento17.openpolis.it/atto/documento/id/29002

che punta ad abrogare la assurdità sia per il principio di precauzione che per la operatività degli operatori di misurare il valore di esposizione non in base ad una media dei 6 min. ma nell'arco delle 24 ore.   Il deputato conferma nella relazione che questa modifica operativa ha bloccato chi divrebbe monitorare, come l'ARPA. 

Nella proposta di legge interviene con  a una riduzione del valore massimo di potenza delle singole antenne, imponendo come limite massimo 7 watt anziché 10 watt. 

Peccato che è stato depositato il 26.9.2013 e assegnato alla Commissione Ambiente il 31.1.2014....


In che modo possiamo intervenire ?
Far sentire ai parlamentari ad es. al Presidente della Commissione Ambiente la urgenza che questa tematica venga affrontata ?  

Le nostre associazioni possono fare questo ?  ci sono dei sostenitori che vogliono impegnare a scrivere, sollecitare, ... ?

...  come dire ... andare oltre il piangersi addosso ... ma rimboccarsi le maniche ?! ...

venerdì 16 giugno 2017

Agenzia Francese sulle Frequenze riporta i test sui telefoni cellulari: valori triplicati !

In seguito ad una vertenza legale avviata da un medico francese, il giudice ha chiesto a ANFR che è la agenzia pubblica Nazionale francese delle Frequenze di eseguire la misurazione del livello delle radiofrequenze misurate quando vicino al corpo.  Molti di essi hanno registrato dei valori tripli rispetto ai limiti di legge.

E' giusto che la popolazione sappia cosa accade ed a quale inquinamento è sottoposta.


A quali risultati concreti porterà ?


Under court order, the National Frequency Agency (ANFR) of France has just disclosed that most cell phones exceed government radiation limits when tested the way they are used, next to the body. Manufacturers are not required to test phones in shirt or pants pockets. French government tests on hundreds of cell phones reveal that in 2015, 9 out of 10 phones exceed the manufacturer’s reported radiation test levels when re-tested in positions where the phone is in contact with the body. The government had refused to disclose these test results until the court order.
Children handed cell phones as toys.
On June 1, 2017, ANFR posted the details of the make, model and test results for each phone that was tested, after months of legal action by French physician Dr. Marc Arazi. Arazi’s request for the information was initially denied. Popular brands such as Apple, Motorola, Samsung and Nokia were among the cell phone models tested. When tested in contact with the body, some phones have test results as high as triple the manufacturer’s previously reported radiation levels.  
“As a physician, I am deeply concerned about what this means for our health and especially the health of our children. People have a right to know that when cell phones are tested in ways people commonly use phones – such as in direct contact with their body – the values exceed current regulatory limits. This is a first victory for transparency in this industry scandal,” commented Arazi.

lunedì 12 giugno 2017

ECERI (ICSENTRE) alternativa a ICNIRP ?

Questa associazione scientifica dovrebbe essere la fonte alternativa a ICNIRP per proporre degli standard di esposizione ai campi elettromagnetici, quindi  interlocutrice di OMS/WHO.

Ci riuscirà ?

La commissione tecnica si chiamerà “International commission of scientific expertise on non-thermal radiation effects” (ICSENTRE). 

The members of this group so far are: 
Dominique Belpomme (France), Igor Belyaev (Slovakia), Ernesto Burgio (Italy), David Carpenter (USA), Lennart Hardell (Sweden), Magda Havas (Canada), SMJ Mortazavi (Iran), André Vander Vorst (Belgium) and Gérard Ledoigt (France)

sabato 29 ottobre 2016

si aumenta il valore di attenzione ai cem anche cambiando il sistema di misurazione

riceviamo da Livio Giuliani, ex Dirigente di Ricerca ISPESL, portavoce della Commissione Internazionale per la Sicurezza dei Campi Elettromagnetici la notizia dell’approvazione di un decreto che di fatto innalza i limiti di legge.
Purtroppo con il governo Monti prima, che ha portato le misurazioni ad una media di 24 ore, invece che di 6 minuti, e ora con questo decreto, di fatto sono stati innalzati i limiti di legge per le esposizioni elettromagnetiche.
Alzano i valori limite e di attenzione dei campi elettromagnetici nell'ambiente
Lo fanno, come al solito, senza modificare i valori limite o di attenzione disposti dal Regolamento recante i tetti di radiofrequenza compatibili con la salute umana - DM 381/1998 in attuazione dell'art. 1 comma 6 lett.a) n. 15 della legge 249/1997-  e confermati dal decreto ambientale DPCM 8/7/2003, ma dando disposizioni (per legge!) su come si fanno le misure.
In sostanza dispongono che bisogna tener conto dei muri di un edificio, e che nelle misure occorre dividere per due (3 dB) o per quattro, a seconda del muro, il valore di densità di potenza misurata al fine di confrontarla con il valore di attenzione posto dai regolamenti. In realtà si tratta di un decreto di attuazione della modifica di Monti contenuta nell'art. 14 del d.l. 179/2012.
Quella è una norma incostituzionale. Ad essa il caro Senatore Vincenzo Vita si oppose proponendo un emendamento che venne cassato, prima del voto, dal suo capogruppo (PD) in Commissione (se ho ben capito come sono andate le cose).
L'aumento di fatto del valore di attenzione di 6 V/m, pur calcolato come media su 24 ore, è il risultato di un decreto del Ministero dell'Ambiente, proposto da Galletti e approvato nel CdM del 7/9/2016.
Potete leggere un approfondimento sul sito di CEMLAB Sicilia.
Cordiali saluti

  

mercoledì 10 febbraio 2016

Il produttore francese Wiko dà avvisi chiari di tenere il telefono a 1,5 cm !

Ben specifica che i limiti di esposizione sono relativi ad un uso ad una distanza dal corpo di 1,5 cm.
Inoltre dà indicazione per ridurre la quantità di radiazioni ricevute ...




French cell phone manufacturer warns teens & pregnant women about radiation

The French phone manufacturer WIKO states in their manual for the
Pulp 4G smartphone (pp. 21-22):

"The maximum SAR value tested on this device when used in its normal position at the ear is 0.114 W/kg and 0.387 W/kg when used close to the body, at a minimum distance of 1.5 cm. It complies with the rules on exposure to radio frequencies when used in its normal position at the ear or at a minimum distance of 1.5 cm from the body. The device uses a high-quality network connection for transmitting files, data and messages. On occasion, the transmission of files or messages may be delayed until the connection is available. When this is the case, be sure to follow the instructions regarding the separation distance for establishing the transmission. If you use a case, belt-clip or holder for carrying the phone, it must not contain any metal and should be kept at a minimum distance of 1.5 cm from your body.

*The SAR limit for mobile devices is 2.0 watts / kilogram (W/kg) averaged over ten grams of body tissue. SAR values may vary according to the standards for reporting information that are in force in different countries.  [My note: This standard is used in France and many other countries. In the U.S. the limit is 1.6 watts / kilogram averaged over one gram of body tissue.]

Tips for Reducing Exposure Levels

We recommend that you use your phone in good reception conditions in order to reduce the amount of radiation received. It is advisable to limit the amount of time you use the phone in underground car parks and when travelling by car or train, etc.

Reception conditions are indicated by the bars that are displayed on your phone: the more bars there are, the better the reception quality.

We recommend that you use the hands-free kit to reduce exposure to radiation.

To reduce the adverse effects of prolonged radiation exposure, we advise teenagers to hold the phone away from their lower abdomen, and that pregnant women hold the phone at a distance from their stomach."

Copyright © 2015 WIKO

http://data.wikomobile.com/documents/fichiers/f404d5a6f9dbd799184f05010cac9cd2.pdf#page=21

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sabato 30 gennaio 2016

Tribunale USA dà ragione al Comune di Berkeley di imporre istruzioni di pericolo uso del cellulare


In sintesi il Giudice sentenzia che mettendo il cellulare a contatto con il corpo ad es nei pantaloni o nel reggiseno , ed in connessione wireless, esso emetterà radiazioni che molto probabilmente supereranno  i valori limiti previsti dai regolamenti



Today U.S. District Court Judge Chen ruled against CTIA .  CTIA’S MOTION TO STAY PENDING APPEAL IS DENIED allowing the City of Berkeley to distribute the following Cell Phone Ordinance information to all Berkeley cell phone buyers at the point of sale in Berkeley:
 
"To assure safety, the Federal Government requires that cell phones meet radio frequency (RF) exposure guidelines. If you carry or use your phone in a pants or shirt pocket or tucked into a bra when the phone is ON and connected to a wireless network, you may exceed the federal guidelines for exposure to RF radiation. Refer to the instructions in your phone or user manual for information about how to use your phone safely."

domenica 13 settembre 2015

Commissione Ambiente del Parlamento di Cipro

Viene riportata una intervista ad un membro del partito dei Verdi nel Parlamento di Cipro che chiede al Parlamento una forte riduzione dei limiti espositivi come da Raccomandazione della CE del 1999.

La massima attenzione va dedicata ai danni conclamati da vari stuti sia fisici che psicologici per il tanto tempo dedicato dagli adolescenti al computer.  Con l'aggravante del wifi in casa e a scuola.

http://cyprus-mail.com/2015/09/10/technology-harming-our-children-mps-say/

lunedì 3 agosto 2015

Preoccupazioni per gli industriali delle telecomunicazioni ...


Intervista alla Presidente di Asso telecomunicazioni:

per poter procedere ai grandi investimenti relativi al progetto di Banda ultra larga gli industriali sono in ansietà per i ritardi delle norme sulla posa della fibra (e non condividiamo e fortemente appoggiamo !) ma anche a quelle sui limiti elettromagnetici.

Alla domanda specifica, lei spiega bene come non loro possono installare le altre antenne per 4G senza che vengano rivisti (NON DICE AUMENTATI) i limiti alle esposizioni.  Su questo punto, possiamo solo confidare nell'approssimazione e nelle lunghezze burocratiche degli apparati statali,  che almeno in questo caso ci favoriscono !

mercoledì 6 maggio 2015

Le scuole di Los Angeles decidono valori cautelativi di RF

Nel Febbraio 2013 il LAUSD  (che è l'ente locale che coordina le scuole del territorio di Los Angeles) ha stabilito che invece  dei valori limite di radiofrequenze ammesse dal FCC (ente federativo governativo per le telecomunicazioni) pari a 1000 microW/cm2 , in rispetto di un sano principio di precauzione,  ha adottato il valore proposto dal Bioinitiative Report:  0,1 microW/cm2.

Here is the Los Angeles Unified School District LAUSD’s Environmental Assessment CEQA Documents on
 
 
 
 
v     vedere documento

venerdì 24 aprile 2015

Associazione Medica Californiana per standard di sicurezza più stringenti


La Associazione dei medici della California ha adottato una risoluzione che chiede di rivalutare gli standard di sicurezza per le radiofrequenze negli USA.

Si chiede in particolare di rivedere quanto non emerso negli standard attuali, ovvero gli effetti non-termici , alla luce sia della classificazione 2B dello IARC che della pubblicazione più recente di ricerche epidemiologiche che evidenziano sempre più con forza la relazione tra radiofrequenze e danni tumorali.

Ricordano che nell'agosto 2013 l'Accademia Americana di Pediatria aveva lanciato analogo allarme e richiesta, senza alcun riscontro da parte del Governo.

Dal 1997, sono ben  22 le dichiarazioni di scienziati ed esperti di tutto il mondo che  sono state prodotte e divulgate al pubblico e alle autorità richiedendo una seria revisione del sistema di sicurezza.

In Italia debbo dire che ha scaturito l'effetto esattamente opposto:  primo vanificando il sistema di misurazione (ora abbiamo la media giornaliera della esposizione!) e secondo - in itinere - la decuplicazione dei limiti di esposizione !!!



Monday, April 13, 2015

California Medical Association Calls for Stronger Wireless Communication Safety Standards

The California Medical Association (CMA) adopted a resolution that calls for re-evaluation of the safety standards for wireless communications in the U.S.

The Federal safety standards for wireless communications were designed to protect humans from the heating, or thermal, risks caused by exposure to microwave radiation. However, thousands of peer-reviewed studies have found bio-effects from exposure to low intensity, non-thermal levels of microwave radiation. Moreover, three independent, case-control studies have found a two-fold increased risk of brain cancer among adults who have used cell phones for ten or more years. And one study found a three-fold risk of brain cancer after 25 years of cell phone and cordless phone use.

In 2011, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer declared that radio frequency energy is "possibly carcinogenic to humans", largely based upon the cell phone research.

The CMA’s “Wireless Communications Public Safety Standards Reevaluation” resolution “supports efforts to reevaluate microwave safety exposure levels associated with wireless communication devices, including consideration of adverse non-thermal biologic and health effects from non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation used in wireless communications.” In addition, the CMA “supports efforts to implement new safety exposure limits for wireless devices to levels that do not cause human or environmental harm based on scientific research.”

The CMA House of Delegates and Board of Trustees adopted the resolution, number 107-14, on December 7, 2014.  Cindy Lee Russell, M.D. introduced the resolution which she co-authored along with Ken Yew, M.D.

According to Dr. Russell:
"Physicians and scientists have recognized for years the dangers of ionizing radiation from x rays and nuclear weapons. Tissue is directly damaged causing cancer and a wide range of other health effects. The non ionizing microwave radiation from  wi fi routers, ipads, cell phones and cell towers has been thought to be harmless until the last few decades as a rapidly growing body of peer reviewed research has shown very troubling biological and health effects from even low levels of exposure. The studies have shown negative effects on cell structures, brain function, animals, and plants. Many experts feel this is a looming public health problem as the use of wireless technology swiftly rises in our homes, offices and schools. EMF standards need to be reevalauted and designed for safety based on the biologic effects on living structures not on heat as is now currently being done."

In August, 2013, the American Academy of Pediatrics, a professional organization representing 60,000 physicians, sent a letter to the FCC and the FDA urging the FCC to adopt radiation standards that: 
  • "Protect children’s health and well-being ... Current FCC standards do not account for the unique vulnerability and use patterns specific to pregnant women and children. It is essential that any new standard for cell phones or other wireless devices be based on protecting the youngest and most vulnerable populations to ensure they are safeguarded throughout their lifetimes.
  • Reflect current use patterns. The FCC has not assessed the standard for cell phone radiation since 1996 ... Many children, adolescents and young adults, now use cell phones as their only phone line and they begin using wireless phones at much younger ages. Pregnant women may carry their phones for many hours per day in a pocket that keeps the phone close to their uterus. Children born today will experience a longer period of exposure to radio-frequency fields from cellular phone use than will adults, because they start using cellular phones at earlier ages and will have longer lifetime exposures. FCC regulations should reflect how people are using their phones today.
  •  Provide meaningful consumer disclosure. The FCC has noted that it does not provide consumers with sufficient information about the RF exposure profile of individual phones to allow consumers to make informed purchasing decisions. The current metric of RF exposure available to consumers, the Specific Absorption Rate, is not an accurate predictor of actual exposure. AAP is supportive of FCC developing standards that provide consumers with the information they need to make informed choices in selecting mobile phone purchases, and to help parents to better understand any potential risks for their children. To that end, we support the use of metrics that are specific to the exposure children will experience." (http://apps.fcc.gov/ecfs/document/view?id=7520941318 )

Four resolutions signed by scientific experts who have published research on wireless radiation and health in scientific journals were submitted to the FCC. The resolutions call on governments to issue stronger regulations on wireless radiation, especially cell phone radiation. The declarations were signed by 98 scientists. For more information, see “Why We Need Stronger Cell Phone Radiation Regulations--98 Scientific Experts Who Signed Resolutions at http://www.saferemr.com/2014/08/why-we-need-stronger-cell-phone_4.html .”

Since 1997, twenty-two declarations have been signed by scientists and health professionals calling for stronger cell phone radiation regulations. For more information on these declarations, see http://www.magdahavas.com/international-experts-perspective-on-the-health-effects-of-electromagnetic-fields-emf-and-electromagnetic-radiation-emr/.

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Wireless Communications Safety Standards

California Medical Association (CMA) Resolution 107-14, Adopted December 7, 2014

     Resolved 1: That CMA supports efforts to reevaluate microwave safety exposure levels associated with wireless communication devices, including consideration of adverse non-thermal biologic and health effects from non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation used in wireless communications; and be it further

     Resolved 2: That CMA supports efforts to implement new safety exposure limits for wireless devices to levels that do not cause human or environmental harm based on scientific research.

CALIFORNIA MEDICAL ASSOCIATION HOUSE OF DELEGATES 2014

Wireless Communications Public Safety Standards Reevaluation

Introduced by Cindy Lee Russell, M.D.

Authored by Cindy Lee Russell, M.D. Cindyleerussell@gmail.com and Ken Yew, M.D. ken_yew@yahoo.com

resolutions@cmanet.org

The CMA resolution (including 62 references) can be found on the Parents for Safe Technology web site.

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Wi Fi in Schools: Are we Playing it Safe with our Kids? 

Cindy Russell, MD, The Bulletin (Santa Clara County/Monterey County Medical Association), March/April 2015, pp. 16-21.


Dr. Russell discusses the research which led to the adoption by the California Medical Association of the resolution calling for stronger wireless communication standards.