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29 May 2017

Pennsylvania: Allegheny County: Children in 7th Grade Will Be Forcibly Injected with HPV Vaccine If They Wish to Remain in Public Shool

Children in 7th grade will be forcibly injected with HPV vaccine if they wish to remain in public school
by SatyaRajalternativenewsnetwork.net
21 May 2017

In a highly controversial, unprecedented motion, members of the Allegheny County Health Department in Pittsburgh, PA, have publicly revealed that they’re considering administering a countywide mandate to require all 7th grade girls and boys to receive the HPV vaccine before receiving admittance into school for the 2017–18 school year.

Since the news broke last week, natural health advocates and anti-vaccine activists have been in an outrage, condemning the corporate Big Pharma-funded mandate.

The HPV vaccine is readily available to the public; that, coupled with the fact that the Human papilloma virus is transmitted exclusively through sexual activity, makes the necessity of administering a vaccine with such controversial side effects to grade school children absurd.

If passed, the mandate would make Allegheny County the only county in the state to have different vaccine regulations to the rest of Pennsylvania. While the mandate would only affect school children attending schools within Allegheny County, many fear that if the mandate is a success, other U.S. counties and states could easily follow suit.

28 May 2017

An Appeal To Bill And Melinda Gates For Your Help In Raising Healthy Children

"While your family held off giving kids phones until age 14, the typical age children get smartphones has fallen to 10. The impact on our young people has been disastrous, as U.S. teens now spend 8 hours each day playing with screens and phones at the expense of engaging with family and school. This behavior has contributed to a generation of depressed, anxious, and self-injuring youth. We also have a nation of kids who are smartphone experts but struggle in reading, math, and the other skills colleges evaluate to decide admissions."

An Appeal To Bill And Melinda Gates For Your Help In Raising Healthy Children
Dr. Richard Freed, Contributor, huffingtonpost.com,
24 May 2017

Dear Bill and Melinda,

The purpose of this letter is first to commend you for raising your own children with strong screen and phone limits, as this will serve them well. Bill, thank you for declaring in a recent article, “We don’t have cellphones at the table when we are having a meal, we didn’t give our kids cellphones until they were 14 and they complained other kids got them earlier.” Clearly, setting firm tech limits has long been a priority for your family, as a 2007 article highlighted the strong rules you enforce around your kids’ gaming and screen habits. The benefits for your children are abundant, as research shows that these limits dramatically enhance kids’ emotional health, academic success, and physical health.

The Brain Literally Starts Eating Itself When It Doesn't Get Enough Sleep

The research has been published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

The Brain Literally Starts Eating Itself When It Doesn't Get Enough Sleep
BEC CREW, sciencealert.com, 26 May 2017

The reason we sleep goes far beyond simply replenishing our energy levels every 12 hours - our brains actually change states when we sleep to clear away the toxic byproducts of neural activity left behind during the day.

Weirdly enough, the same process starts to occur in brains that are chronically sleep-deprived too - except it's kicked into hyperdrive. Researchers have found that persistently poor sleep causes the brain to clear a significant amount of neurons and synaptic connections, and recovering sleep might not be able to reverse the damage.

A team led by neuroscientist Michele Bellesi from the Marche Polytechnic University in Italy has examined the mammalian brain's response to poor sleeping habits, and found a bizarre similarity between the well-rested and sleepless mice.

27 May 2017

Canadian Study Finds Cell Phone Use Increases Risk For Brain Cancer

Canadian Study Finds Cell Phone Use Increases Risk For Brain Cancer
Environmental Health Trust, ehtrust.org

Major Canadian Study Finds Cell Phone Use Increases Risk For Brain Cancer
American Journal of Epidemiology 2017

A newly published report in the American Journal of Epidemiology just released this week, confirms that Canadians who have used cellphones for 558 hours or more have more than a doubled risk of brain cancer. These important findings strengthen the association between glioma, an aggressive brain cancer, and cell phone use.

The original 13-nation Interphone study for the International Agency for the Research on Cancer of the World Health Organization reported reported a 40% increase in brain cancer for those using phones for 1640 lifetime hours. This new study found that Canadians had more than a doubled glioma risk when they were analyzed apart from the 12 other countries.
“Governments have allowed this technology to pervade our lives saying it did not have proof it could harm us. We now have evidence from the latest Canadian Interphone study data that found a statistically significant doubling of risk for glioma among cell phone users with only 558 lifetime hours of use.

How long will it take a teenager to amass 558 hours of cell phone use?

5G And The IOT: Scientific Overview Of Human Health Risks

5G And The IOT: Scientific Overview Of Human Health Risks
Environmental Health Trust, ehtrust.org

5G is the term used to describe the next-generation of mobile networks beyond the 4G LTE mobile networks commonly used today. Currently there is no standard for 5G networks in place and it will be a combination of a variety of frequencies and modulations. Industry is developing exactly what 5G will be. It is assumed that 5G networks will not become commercially available until 2020 but several cities are rolling out 5G as test areas now.

Published peer reviewed science already indicates that the current wireless technologies of 2G, 3G and 4G – in use today with our cell phones, computers and wearable tech – creates radiofrequency exposures which poses a serious health risk to humans, animals and the environment. Scientists are cautioning that before rolling out 5G, research on human health effects urgently needs to be done first to ensure the public and environment are protected.

26 May 2017

How Cellphones Can Cause Brain Tumors and Trigger Chronic Disease

Keeping the phone 1 inch away from your skull will have a relatively modest reduction in exposure. You need to move it 2 TO 3 FEET (around 1 meter) away from your head to reduce the exposure by over 90 percent.

How Cellphones Can Cause Brain Tumors and Trigger Chronic Disease
by Dr. Mercola, 23 May 2017

Story at-a-glance

  • Exposure to cellphone radiation may or may not increase your risk of brain tumor formation, but this is a minor risk compared to damage done by free radicals from peroxynitrites that radically impair mitochondrial function
  • Science has linked exposure to peroxynitrites from low-frequency microwave radiation emitted from cellphones and Wi-Fi networks with chronic diseases such as heart disease, obesity and inflammatory bowel disease
  • You can reduce your exposure by shutting off your Wi-Fi at night, keeping cellphones in airplane mode unless using them, using the speaker phone and using a selfie stick when talking on it

BMW Wages War on 'Electrosmog'

BMW wages war on ‘electro smog’
by Ken Grattonmotoring.com.au,
25 May 2017

Munich's research and innovations boffins warn against unlimited electro-magnetic radiation

BMW’s Vehicle Research and Innovations Centre, known by its German acronomym ‘FIZ’ (pictured), is on the frontline of a battle to contain electro-magnetic radiation – known within the organisation as ‘electro smog’.

Ultra-high frequency and microwave radiation waves are all around us, says BMW spokesman Andreas Metzner, but electro smog is especially hazardous around the historic city of Augsburg, where the American signals intelligence collection agency, the NSA, operates a facility.

The electro smog emanating from that facility is extreme, but Germany is powerless to impose restrictions on the NSA, “because they’re Americans”, Metzner flippantly observes.

Why is electro smog such a concern?

According to the BMW spokesman, strong radiation could interfere with a car’s on-board radar-based AEB (autonomous emergency braking). Such a conflict could be misconstrued by the car’s computer as an obstacle less than three metres ahead. At autobahn speeds that could be a catastrophic event considerably worse than just spilling your sippy cup of coffee in your lap.

United Kingdom: Frome Mother Afraid Telephone Antenna Outside Home Could Heighten Risk of Children Developing Cancer

Hayley Riddick with her twin daughters and son
(Photo:  James Wood)
Frome mother afraid telephone antenna outside home could heighten risk of children developing cancer
by James Wood, somersetlive.co.uk
25 May 2017

Hayley Riddick is concerned at the risk of her children developing childhood leukaemia, brain tumours or brain cancer

A Frome mother battling to prevent a telephone antenna being installed outside her home says she is afraid that it could create health risks for her children.

Hayley Riddick, who is mother to twin daughters, aged eight months, and a son aged three and a half, is concerned the monopole could heighten the risk of her children developing childhood leukaemia, brain tumours or brain cancer.

Plans to install the monopole at the junction between Grange Road and Bath Road were submitted by Vodafone last month. The 15m shrouded monopole – otherwise known as an antenna – will come with two microwave dishes and three equipment cabinets.

EKG Evidence that Smart Meters Negatively Affect the Human Heart

EKG EVIDENCE THAT SMART METERS NEGATIVELY AFFECT THE HUMAN HEART
by Nathaniel Mauka, Staff Writer,
Waking Times, 23 May 2017

There have been numerous whistleblowers to warn of the negative effects of smart meters on human health but perhaps none has been so successful in scientifically proving this claim as Warren Woodward of Sedona, Arizona. He recently put AMI ‘smart’ meters to the test, and using EKG technology, has proven that smart meters throw the human heart off its balanced beat.

Wireless Radiation/Electromagnetic Fields Increases Toxic Body Burden

Wireless Radiation/Electromagnetic Fields Increases Toxic Body Burden
Environmental Health Trust, ehtrust.org

It is a known fact that lead, air pollution, and other toxic chemicals can damage our health and, more specifically, these toxins can damage brain development. In addition, wireless and EMF radiation can synergistically increase the effect of these daily toxic exposures because of the ways in which wireless radiation alters the body’s natural functioning.

Wireless radiation has been shown to damage sleep and the blood-brain barrier, which in turn can lead to higher toxic load on the body. Furthermore, well done replicated research studies have found that a known carcinogen exposure in combination with wireless and EMF exposure leads to a significantly increased risk of cancer development.

Wireless Alters Sleep Architecture.

Sleep is critical to health. Recent scientific discoveries have added to our understanding of how deep sleep not only consolidates memories but is actually a time when the brain cleans out toxins. A 2013 NIH-funded study suggests sleep “clears brain of damaging molecules associated with neurodegeneration.” Therefore, sleep damage could decrease the brain’s ability to detox at night.

Your Data Is Way More Exposed Than You Realize

Illustration:  Richard Borge for the Wall Street Journal
Your Data Is Way More Exposed Than You Realize
by Geoffrey A. Fowler, The Wall Street Journal, 24 May 2017 

To get a handle on your online privacy, first understand how much of your data is already out there, and how it can be weaponized

Privacy wasn’t a concern for her until it was too late.

The woman, who agreed to share her story if she weren’t to be identified, told me she left home one midnight, after four years in a relationship. She moved away and restarted her life. But then, she says, she was bombarded by phone calls from men soliciting her for sex. Then came bizarre friend requests on social media. She says one man showed up at her house.

25 May 2017

Are We about to Witness the Most Unequal Societies in History?

Humanoid robots work side-by-side with employees on an assembly line
in Kazo, Japan.  Photo:  Issei Kato/Reuters
Are we about to witness the most unequal societies in history?
Yuval Noah Harari,
The Guardian, 24 May 2017

Biotechnology and the rise of AI may split humankind into a small class of ‘superhumans’ and a huge underclass of ‘useless’ people. Once the masses lose their economic and political power, inequality levels could spiral alarmingly

Inequality goes back to the Stone Age. Thirty thousand years ago, bands of hunter-gatherers in Russia buried some members in sumptuous graves replete with thousands of ivory beads, bracelets, jewels and art objects, while other members had to settle for a bare hole in the ground.

24 May 2017

Health Advocates Want Warnings on All Wireless Industry Ads

This article cites the 33 recommendations made by the National Institute for Science, Law and Public Policy which wants "warnings added to cellphone manuals and warnings provided to children and their parents. It urges schools and companies to keep powerful Wi-Fi routers away from places where people spend much of their time."

Health Advocates Want Warnings on All Wireless Industry Ads

by Jack O'Dwyerodwyerpr.com, 24 May 2017

The Federal Communications Commission is being asked to require that industry ads recommend use of cellphones only in speaker mode or with a headset and that texting replace holding a phone to the head.

The request is among 33 made by the National Institute for Science, Law and Public Policy which reviewed actions being taken “in more than two dozen countries to encourage and empower citizens to live with and use wireless.”

NISLAPP was founded in 1978 “to bridge the gap between scientific uncertainties and the need for laws protecting public health and safety.” It aims to “bring the practice of science and law together to develop intelligent policy.”

A law passed by Congress in 1965 required cigarette ads and packaging to carry warnings about the ill health effects of smoking. It was based on findings of the U.S. Surgeon General.

23 May 2017

Jolie Jones Interview of Professor Olle Johansson on Electrohypersensitivity and the Risks of Exposure to Wireless Technology

Jolie Jones Interview of Professor Olle Johansson about EHS / EMF effects (20 May 2017 - 
9 mn.)

Jolie Jones, daughter of Quincy Jones, is electrosensitive. She interviews Professor Olle Johansson in Stockhom. The video is excellent, stating very clearly the risks of exposure to wireless technology.

Jolie Jones tells the story of her struggle with electrohypersensitivity in this piece on her blog,
Taking Back Her Power, written by Alison Main, jolietalks.com, 20 May 2017.





The video is also available here : 

22 May 2017

Growing Up in a False Reality

Source:  Cindy Eckard/Creative Commons
Growing Up in a False Reality
psychologytoday.com, 20 May 2017

Kids today are out of touch with themselves, others, and the world around them.

This guest post is by Cindy Eckard, a Maryland parent who has spearheaded legislation in her state to create medically-sound safety guidelines for the use of digital devices in public schools.

Many people are focused on reducing screen time for children; I'm one of those people. The health risks are enormous for our kids, in a variety of ways, from their vulnerable, undeveloped eyes to their growing bodies and minds. And while I am the first to advocate for schools and parents to limit the amount of time our children spend on digital devices, per se, I am also growing increasingly convinced that our emotive relationships with these machines - which correlates to screen time - needs more exploration. What psychological needs are these digital devices filling - and what price is being paid when they dominate our lives?

Mobile Phones : Are the Current Standards Protective ?

by Virginie Bagouet, Agence presse médicale (APMNews), 
18 May 2017
(translation posted on Marc Arazi's blog, 20 May 2017)

Paris, 17 May 2017 (APMnews) – Some standards currently applied to mobile phones are not protective, according to a militant physician, Marc Arazi, who recently took legal action for the public release of the names of devices exceeding thresholds when placed against the body.

The specific absorption rate (SAR) indicates the amount of energy received by the user of a radio-electric device when it is operating at full power for several minutes. The absorption of electromagnetic fields leads to an increase in tissue temperature. In order to prevent this thermal effect, threshold values have been imposed.

In the European Union, the SAR head and SAR trunk must be less than 2 W/kg and the SAR limbs, less than 4 W/kg. The SAR head is “well-defined”. It integrates two standardized postures in contact with the ear and close to the mouth, Gilles Brégant, director of the National Frequency Agency (ANFR), told APMnews on Tuesday. The manufacturer must include this SAR head measurement in all notices about their devices. Overall, the SAR head has decreased. It is on average equal to 1 W/kg, according to the ANFR director.

Protect Children from Radiofrequency Radiation Emitted by Wireless Technologies

PROTECTING THE CHILDREN
manhattanneighbors.org, 5 February 2017

FOR PARENTS TO KNOW

1. We are fundamentally electromagnetic.

2. Man-made frequencies from wireless devices and cell phones are biologically disruptive Radiofrequency Radiation (RF).

3. FCC exposure guidelines ignore a large body of science showing risk from this radiation and the guidelines are not protective as they only protect from one form of risk—the heating effects.

4. There are greater risks—and unknown EMF risks—to children, whose brains absorb more RF.

5. RF emitted by cell phones cause brain tumors and other cancers.

6. WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) classified the radiation as a group 2B “Possible Carcinogen” in 2011, and there is now evidence to upgrade this to “Carcinogen”.

7. RF impairs fertility.

8. RF causes damage to DNA, impacting our health today and that of future generations.

9. RF is a biological stressor.

10. RF interferes with the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) that regulates the heart and balance in the body.

California: State Senate Committee Presses Pause on 5G Wireless Bill

5G Wireless technology is poised to spread across California,
a move that is opposed by people worried about health
effects of electromagnetic fields.
(D3Damon/iStockphoto)
State Senate Committee Presses Pause on 5G Wireless Bill
Suzanne Potter, publicnewsservice.org
16 May 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Opponents of a bill intended to smooth the way for the rollout of next-generation cell technology are cautiously optimistic - after a key committee put the measure on hold on Monday.

The state Senate finance committee put Senate Bill 649 in the suspense file, in the face of vocal opposition from groups concerned that the 5G technology emits harmful millimeter-wave frequencies when compared with the 3G and 4G now commonly in use.

Josh Hart, director of the group StopSmartMeters.org, says the bill would limit local governments' ability to use zoning laws to block the proliferation of these towers near schools, hospitals and residential areas.

20 May 2017

United Kingdom: A Charity Could Face Investigation Over Its Adverts That Claim WiFi And Mobile Phones Make People Ill

Worth the risk?  It's your call.
More and more research is starting to show health
risks from mobile and cordless phones, WiFi and
other electromagnetic fields.  Know the risks.
Pete Etchells / Via Twitter: @PeteEtchells
Our comment: Thank you to ES UK for placing these ads. If any groups need to be investigated, it is industry and organizations like WHO which are lying by denying the health effects of wireless technologies. Industry has never said this technology is safe. View this video produced by the International Scientist Appeal on Electromagnetic Fields (EMF). As of March 2017, the appeal has been signed by 225 scientists from 41 nations. They have all published peer-reviewed papers on the biological or health effects of EMF:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=My5leLBbNqI


A Charity Could Face Investigation Over Its Adverts That Claim WiFi And Mobile Phones Make People Illby Tom Chivers, BuzzFeed Science Writer,  20 May 2017

Electrosensitivity UK says that "more and more research" shows health risks of electromagnetic radiation from phones and WiFi, but scientists and health bodies say otherwise.

The Advertising Standards Agency says it is “assessing whether there are grounds” to investigate a registered charity’s adverts on display in London train stations, which claim that WiFi and mobile phones are causing health problems.

Electrosensitivity UK’s adverts, which can be seen in King’s Cross and Waterloo stations in the capital, claim: "More and more research is starting to show potential health risks from mobile and cordless phones, WiFi and other electromagnetic fields.”

California: New Records Show How State Reworked Secret Cell Phone Warnings

State health officials, over a five-year period, wrote and
revised guidelines for safe use of cell phones.
Photo:  Paul Chinn, The Chronicle
Here is the final version of the California Department of Public Health fact sheet on cell phones and health:
CDPH fact sheet without draft watermark

New records show how state reworked secret cell phone warnings
by Melody Gutierrezsfchronicle.com
19 May 2017

SACRAMENTO — Newly released public records show that California public health officials worked for five years on a set of guidelines to warn the public about the potential dangers of cell phones, revising their work 27 times with updated research before abandoning the efforts without ever making their concerns public until ordered by a judge.

The 27 versions of the guidelines, obtained by The Chronicle, show that California health officials deleted a section that warned state employees with work-issued cell phones about the potential increased risk for brain cancer from use of the devices over time. The final version of the guidelines was a broad warning to the public about exposure to electromagnetic fields emitted by cell phones. It included a list of best practices to minimize exposure.

19 May 2017

California: State Worker's Bosses Ignored His Allergies. Now He's $3 Million Richer

John Barrie, who claimed his Caltrans supervisors 
harassed him by ignoring his documented allergies to
perfume and cleaning products will receive $3 million
payout from a lawsuit he filed against the state.
Courtesy of his attorneys
State worker’s bosses ignored his allergies. Now he’s $3 million richer
by Adam Ashton, sacbee.com, 17 May 2017

A Caltrans employee in Nevada County who claimed his supervisors harassed him by ignoring his documented allergies to perfume and certain cleaning products will receive a $3 million payout from a lawsuit he filed against the state.

A Nevada County jury sided with John Barrie in a one-month trial that ended last week, upholding his claims that he experienced retaliation, that his employer failed to accommodate his disability and that he was subjected to a hostile work environment. He continues to work for Caltrans in a position that allows him to work from home.

Boy, 11, Hacks Cyber-Security Audience to Give Lesson on 'Weaponisation' of Toys

Reuben Paul
Boy, 11, hacks cyber-security audience to give lesson on 'weaponisation' of toys
Agence France Presse / The Guardian, 17 May 2017

Reuben Paul, 11, tells conference that smart cars, fridges, lights and even teddy bears can be used to spy on or harm people

An 11-year-old “cyber ninja” has stunned an audience of security experts by hacking into their Bluetooth devices to manipulate a robotic teddy bear, showing in the process how interconnected smart toys “can be weaponised”.

Reuben Paul, who is in sixth grade at school in Austin, Texas, and his teddy bear Bob wowed hundreds at a cyber-security conference in the Netherlands.

“From airplanes to automobiles, from smartphones to smart homes, anything or any toy can be part of the Internet of Things (IOT),” said the small figure pacing the huge stage at the World Forum in The Hague.

“From terminators to teddy bears, anything or any toy can be weaponised.”

Being Connected Can Seriously Damage Health: Swiss TV Program "Temps Présent" (18 May 2917)

This excellent 55-min. documentary is now available for viewing on-line in French.

Being connected can seriously damage health
Temps Présent, 18 May 2017, rts.ch

Are we putting our health at risk by constantly bathing in the electromagnetic radiation of relay antennas, telephones, Wi-Fi and connected objects? This question frightens the medico-scientific community, which is seeing an increase in cases of electrohypersensitivity and sick people in the population.

We know the phone which heats the head during a long conversation.  The thermal effect of cell phones is known and regulated but it is the other effects of electromagnetic radiation that are the subject of debate.

Relay antennas, phones, Wi-Fi, connected objects, we are bathed in a continuous electromagnetic field whose impact is beginning to be felt among the population.  Some people become electrohypersensitive, their lives going from normal to a nightmare, others develop tumors which has lead the courts of other countries to deliver judgments in their favor.

Prolia: Another Wonder Drug that Wasn't (2015 Article)

On 17 May 2017, the Swiss newspaper Tribune de Genève published an article on the side-effects of denosumab (Prolia), a medication widely prescribed in Switzerland against osteoporosis. Swissmedic, the Swiss drug authority, has just issued a warning that this new medication could provoke "multiple spontaeneous vertebral fractures" when treatment is stopped. Switzerland is one of the first countries to signal this. Some 10,000 persons in Switzerland are being treated with this medication.

Prolia: Another wonder drug that wasn't
by Martha Rosenberg, Center for Health Journalism Member Blog, 20 March 2015

Monkeys developed tooth and jaw abscesses and two died of protozoal infections. Human subjects developed cervical, ovarian, pancreatic, gastric and thyroid cancers and breast cancer was the "most common adverse event that led to discontinuation" in trials. Adverse event?

Ten people were hospitalized with the skin infection cellulitis during trials and one died.

18 May 2017

United Kingdom: NHS Seeks to Recover from Global Cyber-Attack as Security Concerns Resurface

In an article published in the British Medical Journal, Dr Krishna Chinthapalli, a neurology registrar at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London, said hospitals “will almost certainly be shut down by ransomware this year”.

NHS seeks to recover from global cyber-attack as security concerns resurface
by Damien Gayle, Alexandra Topping, Ian Sample, Sarah Marsh and Vikram Dodd, The Guardian, 13 May 2017

Cybersecurity centre says teams ‘working round the clock’ to fix systems rendered inaccessible by international ransomware attack

What is ‘WannaCry’ and why is it attacking the NHS?

Have you been affected by the cyber-attack?


The NHS is working to bring its systems back online after it became the highest-profile victim of a global ransomware attack and faced renewed concern about the strength of its infrastructure.

Tesla Factory Workers Reveal Pain, Injury and Stress: 'Everything Feels Like the Future But Us'

Inside Tesla's car-production center in Fremont, California.  The
factory employs some 10,000 workers.  Photo:  Tesla
"Ambulances have been called more than 100 times since 2014 for workers experiencing fainting spells, dizziness, seizures, abnormal breathing and chest pains, according to incident reports obtained by the Guardian. Hundreds more were called for injuries and other medical issues."

Tesla factory workers reveal pain, injury and stress: 'Everything feels like the future but us'
by Julia Carrie Wong in Fremont, California, The Guardian, 18 May 2017

Exclusive: CEO Elon Musk defends workplace, saying ‘[we are not] just greedy capitalists who skimp on safety’ – and declares his $50bn company overvalued

When Tesla bought a decommissioned car factory in Fremont, California, Elon Musk transformed the old-fashioned, unionized plant into a much-vaunted “factory of the future”, where giant robots named after X-Men shape and fold sheets of metal inside a gleaming white mecca of advanced manufacturing.

The appetite for Musk’s electric cars, and his promise to disrupt the carbon-reliant automobile industry, has helped Tesla’s value exceed that of both Ford and, briefly, General Motors (GM). But some of the human workers who share the factory with their robotic counterparts complain of grueling work pressure they attribute to Musk’s aggressive production goals, and sometimes life-changing injuries.

Billionaire Bloomberg to Fund $5m Public Health Projects in 40 Cities Worldwide

Michael Bloomberg and WHO director-general
Dr. Margaret Chan.  Photo:  Bloomberg Philantropies
Our comment:  This is an excellent initiative, however, it's a pity that Michael Bloomberg does not include electromagnetic (EM) pollution in this campaign. Bloomberg was appointed last year as the World Health Organisation’s global ambassador for non-communicable diseases – meaning "anything that can harm or kill you that is not infectious". EM pollution fits the bill, but WHO is reticent about the degree of harm it does to people, however, it did classify the pollution as "possible carcinogenic" to humans, so why not include it?


Billionaire Bloomberg to fund $5m public health projects in 40 cities worldwide
by Sarah Boseley Health editor, The Guardian, 16 May 2017

Exclusive: Melbourne, Accra and Ulaanbaatar among cities to benefit from funding pledged by former New York mayor to tackle issues from air pollution to obesity

Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire bête noire of both the sugar industry and the tobacco industry, famously fought for a ban on the sale of large-sized colas and other sweet drinks when he was mayor of New York and lost. Although that is not how he sees it.

“We actually won that battle,” he says. “I have always thought if we had not been stopped by the court, it would have died as an issue. Nobody would have known about it. But the fact that it kept coming back to the newspapers was a gift in disguise because people started to think, Holy God, maybe full-sugar drinks are bad for me.

17 May 2017

Can Non-Ionizing Radiation Cause Cancer?

"The empirical evidence clearly shows that NIR is carcinogenic despite the fact it doesn’t have enough energy to break chemical bonds. The International Agency for Research on Cancer needs to alter their designation of both ELF and RFR from a class 2b “possible carcinogen” to at least a class 2a “probable carcinogen.” And the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection [13] needs to change their guidelines to levels that truly protect public health, especially since our exposure is likely to increase with a greater variety of wireless devices coming on the market."

Can Non-Ionizing Radiation Cause Cancer?
Magda Havas* Trent School of the Environment, Trent University Peterborough, ON, Canada *Corresponding author: Magda Havas, Associate Professor in Trent School of the Environment, Trent University Peterborough, ON, Canada, E-mail: mhavas@trentu.ca

Scholars Research Library Archives of Physics Research, 2017, 8 (1):1-2 (http://www.scholarsresearchlibrary.com/journals/archives-ofphysics-research/) ISSN 0976-0970 CODEN (USA): APRRC7

ABSTRACT

Our exposure to non-ionizing radiation (NIR) has been increasing steadily with our use of electricity, electronic equipment and-more recently-with our use of wireless technology. Concurrently, epidemiological studies have been documenting an increased cancer risk for people who use cell phones for 10 years or more [1,2] and for those who live near cell phone base stations [3,4,5], broadcast antennas [6,7], radar installations [8], or powerlines [9]. Health care authorities and physicists dismiss these studies because non-ionizing radiation doesn’t have enough energy to break chemical bonds and, hence cannot cause cancer. Right? Wrong!

Effects of Mobile Phones on Children’s and Adolescents’ Health: A Commentary

Effects of Mobile Phones on Children’s and Adolescents’ Health: A Commentary
Author: Lennart Hardell

In: Special Section of Child Development. Contemporary Mobile Technology and Child and Adolescent Development, edited by Zheng Yan and Lennart Hardell, May 15, 2017.

Abstract

The use of digital technology has grown rapidly during the last couple of decades. During use, mobile phones and cordless phones emit radiofrequency (RF) radiation. No previous generation has been exposed during childhood and adolescence to this kind of radiation. The brain is the main target organ for RF emissions from the handheld wireless phone. An evaluation of the scientific evidence on the brain tumor risk was made in May 2011 by the International Agency for Research on Cancer at World Health Organization. The scientific panel reached the conclusion that RF radiation from devices that emit nonionizing RF radiation in the frequency range 30 kHz–300 GHz is a Group 2B, that is, a “possible” human carcinogen. With respect to health implications of digital (wireless) technologies, it is of importance that neurological diseases, physiological addiction, cognition, sleep, and behavioral problems are considered in addition to cancer. Well-being needs to be carefully evaluated as an effect of changed behavior in children and adolescents through their interactions with modern digital technologies.

Electromagnetic Fields, Pulsed Radiofrequency Radiation, and Epigenetics: How Wireless Technologies May Affect Childhood Development

"Global saturation by wireless device emissions is our largest modifiable and preventable childhood contaminant. It may exacerbate health harm from chemical toxins such as environmental tobacco, mercury, lead and pthalate toxicity that already burden the developing child. We should think first of reducing the body-burden of wireless emissions which cause epigenetic changes leading to cognitive and behavioral issues in the young child, as well as the underlying neurodevelopmental problems of the fetus, before widely prescribing chemical and/or behavioral interventions.

"Public health experts, educators and psychologists have gained a strong new tool to argue against pulsed radiofrequency radiation saturation by wireless devices and infrastructure. Wireless exposures are modifiable and largely avoidable by choosing wired for technology access. This may hold the largest potential for global preventative health action we have. In comparison to chemical toxicants and other neurotoxins and neurodevelopmental contaminants, we have a clear and immediate choice to avoid wireless technologies in favor of wired connectivity."


Electromagnetic Fields, Pulsed Radiofrequency Radiation, and Epigenetics: How Wireless Technologies May Affect Childhood Development

Announcing a Special Section of Child Development
from © The Society for Research in Child Development, Inc.

Contemporary Mobile Technology and Child and Adolescent Development,
edited by Zheng Yan and Lennart Hardell, May 15, 2017

Article by
Cindy Sage and Ernesto Burgio

Abstract

16 May 2017

Look Who's Swiping Now: 6-Month-Old Babies are Using Smartphones (2015 Article)

More than a third of kids under 1 year old are alread
swiping away on cellphones and tablets, according to
a [2015] survey.  (iStock)
“Based on scientific evidence on how infants learn, I believe that claims that a two-dimensional touch screen app can teach alphabet letters, numbers, and counting from 1 to 10 to babies (including those as young as 6 months) are inaccurate, seriously misleading to parents and potentially detrimental to infant development,” said Laura Berk, a psychology professor at Illinois State University.

Look who’s swiping now: 6-month-old babies are using smartphones, study says
by Michael E. Miller, The Washington Post,
27 April 2015

Smart phone. Dumb idea.

More and more Americans are handing their smartphones to their kids, some as young as 6 months old, according to a new study. Experts warn, however, that the habit could be harmful for a child’s development, despite the promises of cellphone “learning apps.”

Bill Gates and Steve Jobs Restrictions on Wireless for Their Kids

Bill Gates and Steve Jobs restrictions on wireless for their kids
by Dr. Igor Yakymenkocarelessscience.com,
13 May 2017

These two names are hardly associated with any restrictions on new technology. Right? Wrong. As it turned out, both technology geniuses strictly limited access of their kids to wireless devices (in case of Bill Gates at least till 14 for each of his three children). Indeed, recently the legendary founder of Microsoft revealed that he has banned his children from owning a smartphone before the age of 14 and forbids them for using gadgets at the dinner table [1]. “We don’t have cellphones at the table when we are having a meal, we didn’t give our kids cellphones until they were 14 and they complained other kids got them earlier,” says the father of three. “We often set a time after which there is no screen time and in their case that helps them get to sleep at a reasonable hour,” he added. His three kids Jennifer, 20, Rory, 17, and Phoebe, 14 are now old enough to own smartphones, but still have to follow house rules when they use them. “You’re always looking at how it can be used in a great way – homework and staying in touch with friends – and also where it has gotten to excess,” says the legendary innovators.

Smart Attack!

Smart Attack! (15 May 2017 - 4 mn.)



http://stopsmartmeters.org.uk/

Ever wondered why your energy supplier and governments are so keen to give you a smart meter?

We lay out some not-so-good reasons in this 4 minute animation. Your private data, lifestyle and behavioural choices can be amalgamated into a data-set that is monetised and sold to 3rd party companies. Our usual satire of dark subjects aim to entertain and inform you.

Canada: British Colombia: Cellphone Ban at Victoria's Central Middle School Riles Parents

Students' cellphones could be banned from a Victoria
school, beginning in September.  Photo by
Via Facebook
Cellphone ban at Victoria's Central Middle School riles parents
by Jeff Bell / Times Colonist, 14 May 2017

A new rule at Central Middle School aims to keep students’ cellphones and Internet-connected iPods at home beginning in September. Some parents are objecting.

It is a first for the Greater Victoria school district. In a letter to parents, principal Topher Macintosh said despite efforts to control their use, “the detrimental impact of cellphones on our school is clear and overwhelming.”

“Many students have tremendous difficulty managing their use of cellphones, and because of this, teachers are finding phones a serious impediment to instruction and learning.” But efforts will be made to satisfy the concerns of parents who oppose the ban, Macintosh said.

Study Finds How Polluting Nanoparticles Get Into Blood and Damage Hearts

A cyclist wears a mask as he cycles near Buckingham Palace
in London April 2, 2014.  Reuters/Luke MacGregor
Study finds how polluting nanoparticles get into blood and damage heartsby Kate Kelland, reuters.com, 26 April 2017 | LONDON

Inhaled nanoparticles like those pumped out in vehicle exhausts can work their way through the lungs and into the bloodstream where they can raise the risk of heart attack and stroke, scientists said on Wednesday.

In experiments using harmless ultra-fine particles of gold, the scientists were able for the first time to track how such nanoparticles are breathed in, pass through the lungs and then gain access to the blood.

Most worryingly, the researchers said at a briefing in London, the nanoparticles tend to build up in damaged blood vessels of people who already suffer from coronary heart disease – the condition that causes heart attacks - and make it worse.

Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated: Guess who is Sicker?

Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated: Guess who is Sicker?
posted by Celeste McGovern, info.cmsri.org
4 May 2017

http://www.cmsri.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/MawsonStudyHealthOutcomes5.8.2017.pdf

It’s never been done before. The first-of-its-kind study of vaccinated vs. unvaccinated American homeschooled children shows who is really ailing…and parents should be worried

Something is wrong with America’s children. They are sick – allergic, asthmatic, anxious, autoimmune, autistic, hyperactive, distracted and learning disabled. Thirty-two million American children – a full 43% of them – suffer from at least one of 20 chronic illnesses not including obesity. Across the board, once rare pediatric disorders from autism and ADD to Type 1 diabetes and Tourette’s syndrome are soaring, though few studies pool the data. Compared to their parents, children today are four times more likely to have a chronic illness. And while their grandparents might never have swallowed a pill as children, the current generation of kids is a pharmaceutical sales rep’s dream come true: More than one million American children under five years old takes a psychiatric drug. More than 8.3 million kids under 17 have consumed psychiatric drugs, and in any given month one in four is taking at least one prescription drug for something.

15 May 2017

Sweden Bans Mandatory Vaccinations Over ‘Serious Heath Concerns’


“If you take that vaccine vial and break it, you have to dispose of that as hazardous waste. You have to evacuate the building. Why would you take that and inject it into a child?” - Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Sweden Bans Mandatory Vaccinations Over ‘Serious Heath Concerns’

by Baxter Dmitryyournewswire.com,
12 May 2017

Sweden has banned mandatory vaccinations, citing “serious health concerns” and the fact they violate a citizen’s constitutional rights to choose their own healthcare.

The Swedish Riksdag (parliament) rejected seven motions on May 10 that would have enshrined forced vaccinations into law, stating “It would violate our [Swedish Constitution] if we introduced compulsory vaccinations, or mandatory vaccinations.”

Noting also the “massive resistance (by Swedes) to all forms of coercion with regard to vaccinations“, the Riksdag also made reference to “frequent serious adverse reactions” in children who receive vaccinations.

An English translation of the Swedish report:

Get Microwave-Transmitted WI-FI Out Of Schools—Use Hard-Wired Connections Instead

"The interesting part about Wi-Fi in schools is many school districts globally are ‘light years’ ahead of the U.S. education system. Many school districts, plus some countries, have removed microwave-supplied Wi-Fi from classrooms. Personally, I think that should be done in the workplace, too, especially in all medical facilities, e.g., doctors’ offices too, where sick people congregate." 

Get Microwave-Transmitted WI-FI Out Of Schools—Use Hard-Wired Connections Instead

by Catherine J. Frompovichactivistpost.com, 14 May 2017

Microwave-transmitted Wi-Fi in schools is an extremely serious electromagnetic health-compromising problem for students and teachers alike, plus at home too! Below are 3 diagrams of Wi-Fi various exposures from routers while the fourth illustrates non-ionizing radiation, non-thermal waves emitted from a laptop computer. Such non-thermal wave radiation has negative implications upon the reproductive systems of males and females alike.

Various activist groups are becoming vocal about having school districts remove traditional microwave-transmitted Wi-Fi from schools and classrooms and replace it with a hard-wired service, which works very well but does not expose students and teachers to higher gigahertz ranges of microwave energies. The World Health Organization’s IARC classifies microwave radiation from cell phones, which is in the same energy ranges and can be higher for router-emitted Wi-Fi, as a Class 2B carcinogen [1].

Scotland: Experts Calling for Halt to Roll-Out of Wi-Fi in Classrooms

(iStock)
Questions over whether wi-fi is safe for our kids
by Mark Howarth, sundaypost.com, 
15 May 2017

EXPERTS are calling for a halt in the roll-out of wi-fi technology in Scotland’s classrooms.

Pupils as young as five are being encouraged to bring smartphones and tablets into lessons as part of a Government education strategy.

However, new research has concluded that wireless signals are “not completely safe near the human body” after finding that young rats exposed to the waves suffered brain tissue damage.

In several countries across Europe, authorities are already putting curbs on wi-fi in primary and nursery classes.

Now campaigners believe a moratorium on the gadgetry should be in place in Scottish schools too until further safety studies have taken place.

India: Re-Evaluating The Impact Of Mobile Towers: A Legal Perspective

India: Re-Evaluating The Impact Of Mobile Towers: A Legal Perspective
by Jaskaran SinghPSA Legal Counsellors, 15 May 2017

Introduction

The colossal expansion of the telecom industry in recent years along with new mobile products has ensured telecom services have broadened the Indian subscriber base which is expected to grow at approximately 17 percent per annum.1 Such a massive subscriber base means that the number of mobile towers will, inevitably, significantly increase with time. There have been continuous debates regarding the impact of mobile towers as they emit non-ionizing radiation that could be harmful and may impact the health of people who are within the range of its exposure.

This bulletin attempts to analyze the current situation pertaining to the alleged radiation from mobile towers and whether such radiation can be termed as a "pollutant" under India's environmental legislations. It further seeks to assess, if technological advancement is a viable option to overcome this burgeoning issue.

4G/LTE Mobile Internet and WiFi: The Largest Pandemic Ever?!

Martin Möhrke
RE-POSTED 15 May 2017:  We are hoping, with the broadcast of "Temps Présent" on Swiss TV this week:  "Being connected can seriously damage health", that the medical profession, especially in French-speaking Switzerland, will wake up to the reality that many of their patients may be suffering from the biological effects of exposure to electromagnetic radiation emitted by wireless devices.

"In the practices of doctors and other physicians there is a continuous increase in the number of people with chronic and seemingly inexplainable complaints. From measurements using new medical devices, blood measures or saliva examinations it appears that the cause in one out of three patients is radiation overload. Unfortunately this fact is not widely realized by the medical profession. In 2002 about one in 30 patients were radiation stressed. In the meantime that has become one in three."

4G/LTE Mobile Internet and WiFi: The largest pandemic ever?!
by Martin Möhrke, FAIM (Foundation for Alternative and Integrative Medicine)

Many people are still unperturbed by the possible consequences of exposure to mobile phones, wireless networks and other radiation producing apparatuses. With the exception, of course, of those people who have acute complaints and are quite aware of their effects. That is, however, a small group. Ultimately no living being escapes the influence of unnatural radiation on the cell structures of the body.

Dutch Study Suggests Wi-Fi Is Killing Trees

Composed by artist Nickolay Lamm, this is what our cities
would look like if Wi-Fi and cell phone signals were
visible to the human eye.
RE-POSTED 15 May 2017:  Electromagnetic radiation is silently damaging not only our own health but also that of our environment. 

Dutch Study Suggests Wifi Is Killing Trees
by Carolanne Wright, Contributing Writer for Wake Up World / Elle, 20 November 2015

The health-damaging effects of wireless technology has been a hotly debated topic in scientific circles for years now. Linked with increased stress, brain fog, insomnia, cancer, lower sperm count, Alzheimer’s Disease, behavioral issues and developmental delays, many are questioning the daily use of Wi-Fi, cellphones, tablets, smart meters and other modern ‘necessities.’

For anyone who has first hand experience with electromagnetic sensitivity triggered by these devices, there is little doubt of their negative effect on health, mental clarity and overall well-being. Regrettably, humans aren’t the only ones negatively affected by wireless technology. Researchers in the Netherlands have found electromagnetic pollution can also harm trees.

Silent Damage

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity – An Increasing Challenge to the Medical Profession

RE-POSTED 15 May 2017:  In March 2017, a team of scientists and doctors from ECERI (European Cancer and Environment Research Institute), including Dr. Lennart Hardell, Dr. David Carpenter, and Professor Dominique Belpomme, met with officials at the World Health Organization as a first step towards having electrohypersensitivity included in the International Classification of Diseases.

"The prevalence of EHS seems to be increasing today, and many people get symptoms when exposed to ELF- and/or RF-EMF. With the ever more extensive use of wireless technologies, nobody can avoid being exposed. It is important to work toward getting objective diagnostic criteria for EHS, and have it recognized and officially accepted as hypersensitivity, an illness caused by exposure to EMF. Thus, it is necessary to give an International Classification of Diseases to EHS. If and when EHS is accepted as a diagnosis by society and the medical profession, measures can be taken especially in consideration for this group of people with EHS regarding healthcare, accommodation, school, and work."


Electromagnetic hypersensitivity – an increasing challenge to the medical profession
Lena Hedendahl1 / Michael Carlberg2 / Lennart Hardell2

1Research and Innovation Unit, County Council of Norrbotten, SE-971 89 Luleå, Sweden

2Department of Oncology, University Hospital, Örebro, Sweden

Taiwan: High-schoolers Educate Ministry on Phone Addiction

RE-POSTED 15 MAY 2017:  Yes!  Government officials - here in Switzerland and elsewhere - need to be educated in safer use of cell phones .  Here is a good example from Taiwan of teenagers raising awareness of officials at the Ministry of Education regarding cell 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.

14 May 2017

5G Radiation Dangers – 11 Reasons To Be Concerned

The effects?  Denser soup of electrosmog, effects on skin, eyes, heart, immune system, cell growth rates, bacteria resistance, plant health, atmosphere and depletion of fossil fuels, disruption of natural ecosystem.  Do we really want this for the sake of faster download speeds and connection to over a trillion objects around the world ?!

5G Radiation Dangers – 11 Reasons To Be Concerned
Posted by Lloyd Burrell, electricsense.com
12 May 2017

Like it or not we’re rapidly moving into the world of 5G, or 5th generation cellular telecommunications.

Why?

Because the frequency bandwidths used currently by cell phones and similar technologies are becoming saturated.

And also because we live in a world where people want more. 5G, and the Internet of Things (IoT) that goes with it, promises to give us more.

But more what?

Wireless Safety: Sources and Solutions

Wireless Safety: Sources and Solutions
This article is written as supplemental support for the Wireless Safety Card designed and distributed by Clear Light Ventures.

This article will cover the most common sources of wireless radiation and offer a range of choices to reduce or eliminate exposure. On the card, the choices that are completely safe and which will fully eliminate exposure are highlighted by a green dot. The solutions that help to reduce exposure are highlighted by a yellow dot. For all of these sources of exposure, moving the device farther away or moving yourself farther from the device will rapidly reduce exposure. Every time you double the distance, exposure is reduced by 75%. Also, additional common sources of exposure that could not fit on the card are listed below.

Additional details on the most commonly reported symptoms and references are also included (topics covered on the back of the Wireless Safety Card).


Read the full article for detailed information:
http://www.clearlightventures.com/wirelesscard/

Minnesota: Contact Your Legislators: Small Cell Wireless Bill Pre-empting Local Control Is Gaining Traction

There is growing concern of cities across the United States that legislation regarding deployment of new technology by municipal utilities, wireless providers etc. may pre-empt or undermine the ability of local officials to determine what health, safety, and welfare regulations best serve their community.

Contact Your Legislators: Small Cell Wireless Bill Pre-empting Local Control Is Gaining Traction
League of Minnesota Cities, 8 May 2017

The wireless industry has renewed its strong effort to get legislation passed that minimizes local authority and the ability of cities to negotiate agreements that work for each community.

Over the last two weeks, Rep. Marion O’Neill (R-Maple Lake) has convened several meetings with cities, municipal utilities, wireless providers (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint) and cable representatives to negotiate SF 561, a bill that would allow small cell wireless equipment to be placed on city-owned infrastructure in the public right of way. Additionally, the bill prevents cities from negotiating rates, permit timelines, and maintenance as it relates to the installation of emerging wireless infrastructure.

Canada: Toronto District School Board Shuts down Snapchat, Netflix and Instagram in Schools

Students and staff will have to give up Instagram, Snapchat
and Netflix during school hours, or switch off their Wi-Fi
connection.  Carl Court / Getty
[Our comment:  What the school board should do is ban all cell phone use by students both inside and outside the classroom.]

TDSB shuts down Snapchat, Netflix and Instagram in schools
by Azzura Lalani, Staff Reporter and Alina Bykova, Staff Reporter, thestar.com
9 May 2017

The Toronto District School Board says that the three sites alone use up 20 per cent of their daily internet traffic

The Toronto District School Board has blocked all Wi-Fi and network access to Snapchat, Netflix and Instagram in schools until the end of the academic year because their students — none of whom are presumed to be Kim Kardashian — have basically broken the internet.

The school board said the measures will be effective starting from Tuesday until June 30, and are necessary because the three sites alone use up to 20 per cent of the TDSB’s network activity each day.

Clear Light Ventures to Present at AutismOne 2017 Conference: “Wireless: A Key Piece of the Autism Puzzle” - 26 May 2017 - Colorado Springs, CO

Health Impacts from Wireless, EMF, Cell Phone, and WiFi Radiation Discussed at Major Conference in May
prweb.com, 10 May 2017

Clear Light Ventures’ Peter Sullivan and prominent autism researchers to present at AutismOne 2017 Conference

LOS ANGELES, CA (PRWEB) MAY 10, 2017

Clear Light Ventures was founded by Peter Sullivan with a “mission to improve human health and performance by removing widespread environmental health threats. Current projects are focusing on EMF - electromagnetic field - safety and awareness and environmental factors in autism.”[1]

On Friday, May 26, Peter Sullivan presents “Wireless: A Key Piece of the Autism Puzzle.” This presentation includes Peter’s personal story of helping his two boys recover from autism and restoring his own health. It also includes key concepts for understanding autism as a state of overload from multiple factors (total load theory) and how wireless radiation and EMF (electromagnetic fields) fit into that framework. Additionally, Peter will explain what you can do to immediately reduce your child’s exposure to wireless radiation and EMF and how to be more resilient to its effects. Finally, Peter will discuss the role of fight or flight mode in the context of EMF and detox, as well as other emerging solutions to reduce wireless and EMF exposure.

Don't Let Mattel's New "Digital Nanny" Trade Children's Privacy and Well-Being for Profit

In July 2017, Mattel is expected to release a Wi-fi enabled “digital nanny” called Aristotle. It’s an Amazon Echo-type listening and talking device with a camera, designed to live in a child’s bedroom from birth... In order for Aristotle to work, it collects and stores data about a child’s activity and interactions with it. It also connects to other apps and online retailers, which means that data may be shared with those partner corporations...


Don't let Mattel's new "digital nanny" trade children's privacy for profit
Message from David Monahan, Campaign Manager, Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood,
May 2017

No one would knowingly compromise their child’s healthy development. But Mattel is hoping we will—and banking on it. In July, Mattel will release Aristotle, a Wi-fi enabled "digital nanny." They say the device will help parents nurture and teach their child from infancy to adolescence. We want parents to know what Mattel will be taking from them in exchange for this “help.”

13 May 2017

Radiofrequency Radiation Exposure, Health Hazards and Risk Assessment Strategies

"Many of us are electro-sensitive but do not realize it; we have the symptoms, but because we are permanently exposed to the radiation, we regard us as “normal”. Being engineers and scientists our duty is to recommend strategies against risks to avoid health hazards. To abide safety standards there is a need to create awareness among the users, service providers and develop/publicize health based precautionary guidelines to control the damage and realize concept of health is wealth."

Radio frequency radiation exposure, health hazards and risk assessment strategies

- IEEE Xplore (Date Added to IEEE Xplore: 04 May 2017)

Author: Nazeer Aalam

Published in: 2017 International Conference on Innovations in Electrical Engineering and Computational Technologies (ICIEECT)

Abstract:

12 May 2017

Monsanto Hires Internet Trolls to Cover Up Roundup’s Cancer Risk

Monsanto Hires Internet Trolls to Cover Up Roundup’s Cancer Risk
by Josh Gay, Ring of Fire / EcoWatch, posted 12 May 2017

Internet trolls, paid for by Monsanto, have been scouring the internet to hide the ugly truth about the herbicide Roundup and the dangers of glyphosate, while the chemical giant worked with government regulators to declare the product safe to use, even though it "probably" causes cancer.

According to court documents, Monsanto hired third parties to search out negative comments about their products and counter them with pseudo-scientific research commissioned by the company itself.

Mike Papantonio, of America's Lawyer, predicts that Monsanto will pay heavily in a jury trial and describes how the company even has trolled The Ring of Fire, while manipulating the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Papantonio: Monsanto, The Master Of Lies And Purveyor Of Cancer (9 May 2017, 6 mn.)