Update from WEEP News – some of which is summarised below. Lots on Smart meters, and some comments on EHS from Olle Johansson.
The FCC is still working for the telecom industry rather than protecting the American public
School students challenging local government to protect them from being microwaved
A new (to me) information site. Seems to cover the issues with some fairly uncompromising language, but loses credibility because there is no information about ownership, authorship, or contact details.
More on Li-fi. Discusses some of the problems with it as well as the potential benefits. Nothing about safety testing – has nothing been learned from the current microwave debacle?
More on mobile phones and sperm
Article from India on wearable technology – cool or hazardous?
Also from India – restrictions on siting of masts.
Update on the Scientists’ appeal to the UN – now supported by NGO’s and EMF advocacy groups.
No evidence that it has resulted in any concrete action so far…..
Further confirmation that weak magnetic fields can promote cancer. Notable that this appeared in an IEEE publication, so maybe the engineers are getting the message.
New (to me) presentation from Prof Martin Pall. The title sums it up
‘Cell Phones and WIFI are very dangerous’
Heavy going – quite technical, and covers a lot of the ground already covered in his papers and presentations. Some new stuff as well. A few take-aways:
Most effects known since 1971 yet no-one in a position of authority is doing anything about it.
The frequently-recited mantra ‘no possible mechanisms’ is wrong!
Microwaves are not the only source of problems, but they are the biggest concern because they are the exposures which are escalating most rapidly.
Microwave effects could be stronger than ionising radiation, because of various amplification effects at a cellular level.
Five areas of concern with unimagineable consequences for humanity. Some or all of these could happen concurrently.
Autism epidemic escalating
Neuropsychiatric effect becoming more and more widespread
Sterility/spontaneous abortion affecting most of the population
Gene mutations becoming ever more widespread
Premature Alzheimers’ and dementia becoming widespread
Even if we stopped all exposure now the effects could still be showing up in 20-30 years time.
And finally…. an article which would be amusing if it didn’t have such serious implications
The Guardian (British) is usually regarded as a serious newspaper so the article could be quite influential and is in my view biased and misleading. In this case….
The article is obsessed with thermal and ionising effects – no recognition of non-thermal effects
In its defence it selectively quotes Interphone, and the widely-discredited Danish Cohort study. No mention of Cerenat or Hardell, or Martin Pall’s work on VGCC’s and neuropsychiatric effects.
Implies that EHS is psychological or psychosomatic and that sufferers should see a psychologist rather than a doctor.
A quick glance at the author’s blog suggests that he’s a staunch supporter of the status quo on several issues despite scientific evidence to the contrary.
See also comments in WEEP News