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23 August 2016

Samsung Accused of Poisoning Over 200 Workers

Samsung's factory in Brazil hit with $108M suit over labor issues.
Samsung accused of poisoning over 200 workers, then withholding information on toxins it exposed them to
by Daniel Eran Dilger, appleinsider.com,
10 August 2016

One of Apple's largest component suppliers, Samsung Electronics, is the subject of a new investigative report regarding its withholding of critical information about the toxic chemicals its employees were exposed to while working in the company's factories.

According to a report by Youkyung Lee for the Associated Press, a worker safety group has documented over 200 cases of serious illnesses among former Samsung employees working in semiconductor and LCD factories.

Employees in their 20s and 30s have developed leukemia, lupus, lymphoma and multiple sclerosis, and at least 76 have died. However, the South Korean government has both made it difficult for poisoned workers to get any compensation related to occupational disease, and allowed Samsung to withhold from its employees any details about their exposure to toxic chemicals.

22 August 2016

U.S. Ranks First in Health Care Spending, but Cancer Outcomes Do Not Reflect the Investment, Study Finds

U.S. Ranks First in Health Care Spending, but Cancer Outcomes Do Not Reflect the Investment, Study Finds
finance.yahoo.com / Marketwired, 12 August 2016

FORT WASHINGTON, PA--(Marketwired - August 12, 2016) - The U.S. health care system is characterized-on a global level-by its unsustainable health care spending, which does not necessarily correlate to better outcomes in patients with cancer. With $2.9 trillion spent on U.S. health care in 2013, the United States ranks first in health care spending among the world's leading economies.[1]

To investigate the implications of socioeconomic status (SES) and health expenditures on cancer outcomes and mortality, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, led by Jad Chahoud, MD, conducted an ecological study at the state level for three distinct patient populations: breast cancer, colorectal cancer, and all-cancer populations. Dr. Chahoud and his associates found that high health care spending did not correlate with better outcomes and lower mortality in colorectal cancer and all cancers, but that state-level SES and wealth does have a positive impact on cancer outcomes and mortality.

The study, "Wealth, Health Expenditure, and Cancer: A National Perspective," was published today in the August issue of JNCCN - Journal of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network and is available free-of-charge at JNCCN.org through October 31, 2016.

21 August 2016

Alphabet Wants To Fight Disease By Altering Your Body’s Electricity

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Alphabet Wants To Fight Disease By Altering Your Body’s Electricity
by Stephanie M. Lee, BuzzFeed News Reporter, 1st August 2016

Verily Life Sciences, Google’s former life sciences division, is teaming up with GlaxoSmithKline, one of the world’s biggest pharmaceutical companies, to form a new company dedicated to the emerging field of “bioelectronics.”

In its quest to create solutions for intractable medical problems, from diabetes to cancer, Google’s former life sciences division is going electric.

Today, Verily Life Sciences and pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline said they’re teaming up to start a new company, Galvani Bioelectronics, dedicated to an emerging scientific field known as “bioelectronic medicine.”

20 August 2016

How Playing With Cell Phones Affects Your Kid Later In Life

Think of a cellphone as a low-powered microwave that you hold close to your brain.,, "Brain metabolism changes, activation of heat shock proteins, and DNA damage" are all possibilities of things that can happen from the waves emitted from a cellphone.

How Playing With Cell Phones Affects Your Kid Later In Life

by Jill Di Donato, romper.com, 12 August 2016

Sure, it might seem cute when your baby is swiping right on your mobile device. But you may also wonder how playing with cell phones affects your kid later in life. Unfortunately, the jury is out on potential longterm hazards. The widespread use of technology in the home is growing too quickly for doctors and researchers to study conclusively how it affects kids longterm.

19 August 2016

The Health Argument against Cell Phones and Cell Towers

This 11-page document summarizes the health argument against cellular technology, including the National Toxicology Program study, the International EMF Scientist Appeal, and the 2012 BioIntiative report.  It goes into the reasons why the U.S. Government is not protecting the population against radiofrequency radiation and cites U.S. government agencies and medical organizations that dispute the validity of the FCC's exposure guidelines.  The document concludes by explaining what we can do to protect ourselves and our families from exposure.

The Health Argument against Cell Phones and Cell Towers
by Ronald M. Powell, Ph.D 1., 11 August 2016

The biomedical evidence showing that the radiofrequency radiation emitted by cell phones and cell towers is harmful to health continues to grow. This document summarizes the health argument against cellular technology, whatever the benefits of that technology may be. You may wish to inform yourself about these arguments for any of several reasons:

  • You use a cell phone.
  • You encourage, or do not discourage, the use of cell phones by family members.
  • You live in, or are contemplating moving into, a community close to a cell tower.
  • Your school or college is considering permitting the installation of a cell tower on its property.
  • Your community is considering permitting the installation of cellular repeaters, small-cell towers, or even full cell towers within its jurisdiction.

18 August 2016

Threat of Wifi and EMF the Subject of International Scientist Appeal

Threat of Wifi and EMF the Subject of International Scientist Appeal
by Brendan D. Murphy, co-founder Global Freedom Movement, author The Grand Illusion, Global Freedom Movement, 1
2 August 2016

This article (“Wifi and EMF Threat the Subject of International Scientist Appeal”) is original copyrighted material belonging to Global Freedom Movement and may be re-posted freely in full, with proper (clickable) attribution, with all hyperlinks, author bio, and this copyright statement intact.

Increasing numbers of scientists around the world are producing research data demonstrating the immediate threat posed to human health by saturation coverage of wi-fi, smart meters, and EMF in general. Now those researchers are banning together and getting involved in some vital activism. “The International EMF Scientist Appeal was initially signed by 190 scientists from 39 nations. All of these scientists have published peer-reviewed papers on the biological or health effects of non-ionizing radiation, part of the EMF spectrum that includes Extremely Low Frequency fields (ELF) used for electricity, or Radio Frequency radiation (RFR) used for wireless communications.”1

17 August 2016

Warning Issued Over Computer Hacks that Can Injure Motorists

Warning Issued Over Computer Hacks that Can Injure Motorists
by Bob Unruh, wnd.com, 13 August 2016

Activists urge resurrection of California case about 'connected' cars

A team of privacy experts is urging a California appeals court to resurrect a case spotlighting the hacking of computers in cars, warning breaches could result not only in stolen identity but physical injury.

“‘Connected vehicles’ expose American drivers to the risks of data breach, auto theft, and physical injury,” the Electronic Privacy Information Center asserted in a friend-of-the-court brief to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

They, and others, are asking that a lawsuit out of San Francisco be restored. The case, Helene Cahen v. Toyota, focuses on the electronic monitoring and Internet connectivity built into cars. A trial judge dismissed the case for lack of standing, but the brief contends the ruling should be reversed.

And it’s no longer just about privacy, it’s about public safety, too, the the brief argues.

16 August 2016

South Africa: Cape Town: Residents Object to Cellphone Mast Plan

Residents object to cellphone mast plan
by Asanda Sokanyile. Weekend Argus, iol.co.za, 12 August 2016

TWO applications to the City of Cape Town for cellphone masts in Kommetjie have sparked panic and concerns about possible associated health risks.

The research isn’t conclusive on how safe base telecommunications stations are, but Kommetjie residents say they’re not prepared to take chances.

According to the city’s telecommunication mast infrastructure policy document, the “council must satisfy itself that it is addressing its responsibility, its duties towards its community placed upon it, in this case its obligation to provide a safe and healthy environment and to promote the economic well-being of the municipal area”.

The residents, however, say they believe everything but their health and safety has been taken into consideration.

15 August 2016

New Science Study Comes Closer To Disclosing The Catastrophic Health And Environmental Consequences Of Climate Engineering

Knoxville, Tennessee.
Photo credit:  Marla Stair-Wood
Due to atmospheric circulation and gravitational deposition, large-scale population exposures to atmospherically-injected SRM [Solar Radiation Management] materials will almost certainly occur after their deployment. Population exposures could also occur through ingestion of food and water contaminated with deposited particles, as well as transdermally...  Population exposures to SRM materials will be continuous and prolonged over months to years… Thus the health effects will be primarily chronic in nature.

New Science Study Comes Closer To Disclosing The Catastrophic Health And Environmental Consequences Of Climate Engineering
by Dane Wigington
geoengineeringwatch.org, 25 January 2016

The walls of the power structure are beginning to buckle, those that have served the power brokers are beginning to respond to their own instinct of self survival. The University of Michigan Department of Environmental Health Sciences has just published a Science study, "Assessing The Direct Occupational And Public Health Impacts Of Solar Radiation Management With Stratospheric Aerosols" (excerpts from this study later in this article).

New Study One Step Closer to Linking Cell Phone Radiation and Cancer

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New study one step closer to linking cell phone radiation and cancer
by Take Care Staff, wrvo.org, 13 August 2016

If you were asked what the best place for your cell phone is, you might say your pocket. But a recent study has shown keeping your cell phone on your person may be connected to certain types of cancer.

This week on “Take Care,” journalist Dina Fine Maron shares the findings of this study. Maron’s article, “Major Cell Phone Radiation Study Reignites Cancer Questions,” appeared in Scientific Americanin May 2016. Maron is an award winning journalist, the health and medicine editor for Scientific American, and is a contributor to the publication's podcasts and Instant Egghead video series.

The study conducted cost $25 million and was performed on rodents, says Maron. These rodents were exposed to the same type of radiation emitted from cell phones (non-ionizing radiation) for nine hours a day over the course of their two year life span, according to Maron.

“The study presents the strongest evidence so far, that such exposure is associated with the formation of rare cancers, and at least two cell types of the brain and the heart of rats,” Maron said.