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EMF Studies

21 May 2018

Increased Incidence of Cervical Cancer in Sweden: Possible Link with HPV Vaccination

COMMENT
Increased incidence of cervical cancer in Sweden: Possible link with HPV vaccination

by Lars Andersson, Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, Published online: April 30, 2018

Abstract
The Centre for Cervical Cancer Prevention in Sweden has noted in its annual report a substantial increase in the incidence of invasive cervical cancer, especially during the two years 2014 and 2015. I have sub-grouped the data according to age, using the same statistical database of the National Board of Health and Welfare as used by the authors of the above-mentioned report. The increase in the incidence of cervical cancer was shown to be most prominent among women 20–49 years of age while no apparent increase was observed among women above 50. The FDA has noted in the clinical trials referred to it for marketing approval that women exposed to the human papilloma virus (HPV) prior to vaccination had an increase in premalignant cell changes compared with placebo controls. I discuss the possibility that HPV vaccination could play a role in the increase in the incidence of cervical cancer by causing instead of preventing cervical cancer disease in women previously exposed to HPV. A time relationship exists between the start of vaccination and the increase in the incidence of cervical cancer. The HPV vaccines were approved in 2006 and 2007, respectively and most young girls started to be vaccinated during 2012–2013.

Full text:
https://ijme.in/articles/increased-incidence-of-cervical-cancer-in-sweden-possible-link-with-hpv-vaccination/?galley=html

Does High Radiation Exposure During Pregnancy Cause Autism

Does High Radiation Exposure During Pregnancy Cause Autism
by Manas Ganguly, Founder, Brightsandz Clean Tech, 21 May 2018

Radiation exposure and its impact during pregnancy is not a new topic in today’s world. It is one of the most common concerns that have been debated for years. The exposure to radiation at varying levels is the result of advanced electrical and domestic appliances at home or workplace which affects the health of women in pregnancy.

The exposure to non- ionizing radiation is known to induce some negative effects which are seen at the time of the child’s birth. Ionizing radiation includes electromagnetic radiation that is possibly considered as carcinogenic to human health. This has been declared by the World health organization (WHO) and International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as a Class 2B Carcinogen – placing it in the same category of carcinogens as Sulphur, DDT, Vehicle Exhaust, Lead amongst many others. Moreover, the effects of electromagnetic radiation are directly based upon the level of exposure from low to extremely high and the stage of the foetal development.

During pregnancy, the embryo and foetus are very sensitive to radiation. While in the pre-implantation period, high radiation exposure may cause the death of the embryo. Given the ubiquity of electrical, electronics and wireless devices at work and home environments, leads to long-term exposures to EMF radiation.

France: New Draft Decrees on SAR from Ministry of Health: Comments and Proposals by Association Phonegate Alert

New draft decrees on SAR from French Ministry of Health: Comments and Proposals by Association Phonegate Alert

On May 13. 2018, the association « Phonegate Alert » sent its opinion and comments on the consultation organized by the French Ministry of Health and Solidarity with regard to the draft decrees on information to consumers of radioelectric terminal devices and display of Specific Absorption Rates (SAR). Below is a summary translation of these comments with a link to the full text of the document in French.

New decrees on SAR: The French Ministry of Health in troubled waters
phonegatealert.org, 15 May 2018

On May 13. 2018, our association « Phonegate Alert » sent its opinion and comments on the consultation organized by the French Ministry of Health and Solidarity with regard to the draft decrees on information to consumers of radioelectric terminal devices and display of Specific Absorption Rates (SAR).

In the midst of the Phonegate health and industrial scandal, all these initial drafts by the Ministry seem to be disappointing to say the least and, more seriously, aimed mainly at protecting the manufacturers rather than the users of mobile phones, tablets and other connected devices.

We are calling on the State to take responsibility and on Minister Agnès Buzyn to ensure that our various proposals are integrated into these drafts so that public health issues are really taken into account, especially concerning children.

20 May 2018

Montana: Kalispell School Board Votes Against Cell Tower Proposal

Kalispell School Board Votes Against Cell Tower Proposal
BY MYERS REECEflatheadbeacon.com, 16 May 2018

Trustees vote 7-1 not to proceed with lease agreement with Verizon

Flathead High School. Beacon File Photo
Facing public opposition to a proposed cell tower on top of Flathead High School, the Kalispell public school board voted 7-1 Tuesday night against entering into a lease agreement with Verizon Wireless, halting the project from moving forward.

Led by a grassroots group called the Committee for Responsible Information on the Health of Children and Cell Tower Exposure, community members had expressed concerns over potential health risks associated with cell tower radiation.

Those concerns were echoed at an hour-long public forum held before the school board’s regularly scheduled 6 p.m. Tuesday meeting. Committee members said they gathered 1,040 signatures for a petition opposing the cell tower.

Many U.S. News Stations Are Covering Cell Phone and WiFi Radiation Concerns. Are Yours?

Many U.S. News Stations Are Covering Cell Phone and WiFi Radiation Concerns. Are Yours?
by B.N. Frank, activistpost.com, 9 May 2018

Even though tech companies continue marketing their products to people of all ages, many local and national news stations have been airing segments about cell phone and wireless WiFi radiation exposure concerns for several years already.

Some Americans may have first become concerned only because celebrities and public figureslike Dr. Oz, Dr. Jill Stein, Kourtney Kardashian, Suzanne Somers, and more have used their platforms to talk about this. Many documentaries have also been produced including Generation Zapped.

Dr. Joel Moskowitz of University of Berkley, CA is one of many American scientists who has also been trying to raise awareness. His SaferEMR.com website includes one page devoted to U.S. news stations airing segments about exposure concerns.

Many other media sources have also been contributing articles and segments about cell phone and wireless WiFi radiation concerns. Some are referring to The Telecom Industry as “Big Wireless” and are comparing them to “Big Tobacco.”

How the Gut Influences Neurologic Disease

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How the gut influences neurologic disease
Brigham and Women's Hospital, 16 May 2018

A study published this week in Nature sheds new light on the connection between the gut and the brain, untangling the complex interplay that allows the byproducts of microorganisms living in the gut to influence the progression of neurodegenerative diseases. Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have been using both animal models and human cells from patients to tease out the key players involved in the gut-brain connection as well as in the crosstalk between immune cells and brain cells. Their new publication defines a pathway that may help guide therapies for multiple sclerosis and other neurologic diseases.

Characteristics of Perceived Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity in the General Population

See more studies on the site of Dr. Joel Moskowitz, Director, Center for Family and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley: 

Characteristics of perceived electromagnetic hypersensitivity in the general population


Gruber MJ, Palmquist E, Nordin S. Characteristics of perceived electromagnetic hypersensitivity in the general population. Scand J Psychol. 2018 May 9. doi: 10.1111/sjop.12449.

Abstract

Health problems evoked in the presence of electrical equipment is a concern, calling for better understanding for characteristics of electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) in the general population. The present study investigated demographics, lifestyle factors, frequency and duration, coping strategies, proportion meeting clinical criteria for intolerance attributed to electromagnetic fields (EMF) and comorbidity. Using data from a large-scale population-based questionnaire study, we investigated persons with self-reported (n = 91) EHS in comparison to referents (n = 3,250). Middle age, female sex and poor perceived health was found to be associated with EHS. More than 50% in the EHS group reported having EMF-related symptoms more often than once a week, and the mean number of years experiencing EHS was 10.5. More than half of the EHS group reported that their symptoms started after a high-dose or long-term EMF exposure, that they actively tried to avoid EMF sources and that they mostly could affect the EMF environment. A minority of the EHS group had sought medical attention, been diagnosed by a physician or received treatment. Exhaustion syndrome, anxiety disorder, back/joint/muscle disorder, depression, functional somatic syndrome and migraine were comorbid with EHS. The results provide ground for future study of these characteristic features being risk factors for development of EHS and or consequences of EHS.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29741795

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Means Peter Lloyd Can't Leave His House... Or Enjoy Any Modern Pleasures Inside

Electromagnetic hypersensitivity means Peter Lloyd can't leave his house... or enjoy any modern pleasures inside
by Martin Shiptonwalesonline.co.uk, 16 October 2014
(This article is no longer available online on its original site.)

Peter Lloyd cannot be near anything electrical.
The 42-year-old says he is desperate to be housed in an isolated wooden hut because virtually every aspect of modern life causes him pain

He can’t use mains electricity for heating or lighting and washes with water heated on a gas cooker.

He has no electric gadgets, cannot watch TV, listen to a CD, access the internet or use a telephone.

Visitors have to leave mobile phones and watches outside because they would cause a severe reaction.

And he is unable to go out because of the likelihood of encountering someone with a mobile phone, a passing car, a power drill or a wifi zone.

18 May 2018

Austria: Vienna Symposium on Safe Use of Digital Technology"- Vienna, 17 May 2018


The symposium took place on 17 May 2018.  See program here.

Wireless Internet and Mobile Communications: The Medical Association warns of careful handling
aekwien.at

Symposium on new wireless and mobile technologies clarifies risks - Szekeres: "Protecting young people and children in particular"

With the publication of the "10 Medical Mobile Phone Rules", the Vienna Medical Association has been providing medical care and wireless internet preventive medical care for more than ten years, and the Medical Association is now organizing the "Vienna Symposium on Safe Use of Digital Technology" as a continuation of the Nicosia Declaration of 2017. In the Nicosia Declaration, the Medical Association together with Cypriot institutions had published protective measures against mobile phone radiation and rules for children and adolescents, and called for a ban on WLAN in kindergartens and schools.

France: PROPOSED LAW Relating to the Ban of Use of Mobile Phones in Primary and Secondary Schools

The proposed French law on the ban of mobile phones in primary and secondary schools has just been published. It is without doubt a good decision. However it is quite regrettable that it does not outline the health risks to children. Yet, these risks were raised by ANSES (French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety) in its July 2016 report, with a recommendation to discourage children under age 14 from using all mobile communication devices. This reluctance is not acceptable and we are going to make proposals in this sense to the Deputy Richard Ferrand to amend the future law.
- Message from Dr. Marc Arazi, President, Association Phonegate Alert.

PROPOSED LAW of Mr. Richard Ferrand relating to the ban of use of mobile phones in primary and secondary schools - unofficial translation
assemblée-nationale.fr, 14 May 2018

EXPLANATORY STATEMENT
Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

During his campaign, the President of the Republic pledged to ban the use of mobile phones in primary and secondary schools.

The use of mobile phones is developing in a very significant way among young people. The digital barometer created by the Electronic Communications and Postal Regulatory Authority (ARCEP) indicates that 93 % of 12 to 17 year-olds had a mobile phone in 2016 (72% in 2005).