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Planetary Electromagnetic pollution: it is time to assess its impact

Planetary electromagnetic pollution: it is time to assess its impact

Bandara P, Carpenter DO. Planetary electromagnetic pollution: it is time to assess its impact. The Lancet. 2(12):Pe512-e514, December 01, 2018. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2542-5196(18)30221-3.

Download open access paper: https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(18)30221-3/fulltext

Since this commentary has no abstract, here are the first and last paragraphs:

“As the Planetary Health Alliance moves forward after a productive second annual meeting, a discussion on the rapid global proliferation of artificial electromagnetic fields would now be apt. The most notable is the blanket of radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation, largely microwave radiation generated for wireless communication and surveillance technologies, as mounting scientific evidence suggests that prolonged exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation has serious biological and health effects. However, public exposure regulations in most countries continue to be based on the guidelines of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), which were established in the 1990s on the belief that only acute thermal effects are hazardous. Prevention of tissue heating by radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation is now proven to be ineffective in preventing biochemical and physiological interference. For example, acute non-thermal exposure has been shown to alter human brain metabolism by NIH scientists, electrical activity in the brain, and systemic immune responses. Chronic exposure has been associated with increased oxidative stress and DNA damage and cancer risk.

Laboratory studies, including large rodent studies by the US National Toxicology Program (NTP) and Ramazzini Institute of Italy, confirm these biological and health effects in vivo. As we address the threats to human health from the changing environmental conditions due to human activity, the increasing exposure to artificial electromagnetic radiation needs to be included in this discussion.”

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“At a time when environmental health scientists tackle serious global issues such as climate change and chemical toxicants in public health, there is an urgent need to address so-called electrosmog. A genuine evidence-based approach to the risk assessment and regulation of anthropogenic electromagnetic fields will help the health of us all, as well as that of our planetary home. Some government health authorities have recently taken steps to reduce public exposure to radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation by regulating use of wireless devices by children and recommending preferential use of wired communication devices in general, but this ought to be a coordinated international effort.”

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Recent Research on Wireless Radiation and Electromagnetic Fields (> 500 studies)

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Thanks to Joel Moskowitz for sending this out.

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

Electromagnetic Radiation Safety
Website:   https://www.saferemr.comFacebook:  https://www.facebook.com/SaferEMR
Twitter:   @berkeleyprc





 

Letter to elected officials by Jerry Flynn 5G, magnetic fields

Dear Elected Officials,
For your sake and that of your constituents, please give this “5G” (fifth generation) technology ‘radiation’ the urgent attention it deserves!

Read the Dec. 3, 2018 news release from Washington, D.C.: “U.S. Senator Blumenthal from CT and REP. Eshoo from CA, both members of the Senate Committee that oversees the FCC (Federal Communications Committee), wrote a letter to the FCC demanding PROOF that “5G”is SAFE” to humans! [1]  https://ctmirror.org/2018/12/03/blumenthal-wants-fcc-prove-5g-wireless-technology-safe/

Here in B.C., Telus (with its Nationalist Chinese partner, Huawei) is salivating in anticipation of being able to roll-out its untested “5G,” which will completely saturate, literally, not just every inch of space in the City of Vancouver but all of B.C. (All major Western countries are planning to roll out their 5G as well.)

It should be noted that “5G” has never been tested (independently, free from industry influence) for safety to humans – anywhere in the world!

Also here in B.C., BC Hydro is in the early stages of preparing to build its ‘City of Vancouver-approved’ electrical substation – undergroundbeneath a downtown public park! And, once the substation is operational, BC Hydro is to build an elementary school on top of the substation!  Both BC Hydro’s former and current presidents have volunteered that, under peak demand, the underground substation can produce a magnetic field of 100 milligauss (mG), implying that this is perfectly safe! [2] [3]

BC Hydro is correct in saying that this level of magnetic field is just 5% of the allowable magnetic field of 2,000 mG, which Health Canada’s historically corrupt Radiation Protection Bureau (RPB) and their equally-corrupt colleagues at the WHO and the industry-biased agency ICNIRP (International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection) all endorse and promote! [4]

Contrast this, though, with what the BioInitiative 2012 Report (29 authors including 21 PhDs and 10 health experts from 10 countries) and their subsequent 2017 Report say: a ‘safe’ ambient (normal or constant) level of magnetic field should not exceed even 1 mG! [5]

So did the 2011 Seletun Statement in Norway recommend <1 mG! [6]  It has been known since 1979, that magnetic fields of 3-4 mG cause leukemia in children! As recently as 2017, it was also shown that pregnant women exposed to magnetic fields of between 2.5 mG and 6.2 mG had 3 times the risk of having a miscarriage! Women exposed to 16 mG or more had a six times greater risk of having a miscarriage! [7]

Those needing more evidence should read this 1999 document by New Zealand’s world-respected scientist: Dr. Neil Cherry ONZM (1946-2003), who said that magnetic fields of even 0.2 mG or more increase the risk of suicide by 22%! [8]

Also in 1999, the same Dr. Neil Cherry was the guest speaker at the World Conference on Breast Cancer, held in Ottawa, Canada, 26-31 July. The title of his speech: “Electromagnetic Radiation causes cancer: the implications for breast cancer.” [9]

Elected officials also need to realize that mainstream news media have, since the late 1960s, been complicit with the U.S. Military-Industrial-Complex (US M-I-C) by remaining largely silent on this whole issue of non-thermal radiation. Their indefensible silence has enabled electric power utilities and wireless and telecom companies to deliberately mislead, deceive and even lie to governments (you and all of your predecessors) to keep governments unaware of the following:

  • Since at least 1999, the world’s largest insurance companies have refused to insure ANY product that emits electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation! “The purpose of the exclusion is to exclude cover for illnesses caused by continuous long-term non-ionizing radiation exposure …” [10] [11]
  • The industry ‘captured’ U.S. F.C.C. has just approved SpaceX’s plan to launch more than 12,000 satellites to provide high-speed broadband – using “5G” frequencies – to every corner of the globe! And OneWeb plans to launch its first of 900 satellites in 2019 [12] This is on top of the 1886 satellites already operating!
  • Google’s “Project Loon” (designed to provide Internet access – using “5G” frequencies – to every region on earth) began in 2016 and involves thousands of high-altitude balloons encircling the earth at a height of about 12 miles (twice the height that planes fly). Facebook is working on a similar project and could be a potential competitor to Google [13]
  • The International Appeal: Stop “5G”on Earth and in Space.” Currently, more than 30,000 scientists, doctors, environmental organizations and citizens from around the world urgently call on all governments to halt deployment of “5G” wireless network, including “5G” from space satellites. [14]
  • The International EMF Scientists Appeal – to the United Nations, all U.N.-member nations, the Director General of the WHO urged them all to: “Protect Mankind and wildlife from electromagnetic radiation and wireless technology”! [15]
  • The $25-million, 10-year study conducted by the NTP Study on Cell Phones and Cancer in 2018 provided “clear evidence” that non-thermal EMF/R causes cancer! [16] [17] and the subsequent world’ largest Animal Study done by the renowned Ramazzini Institute, in Italy, on Cell Tower radiation “confirmed cancer link”! [18]

Fifty years ago few people had heard of Autism, ADHD, breast cancer, brain tumors, thyroid cancer, pancreatic cancer, testicular cancer, colon cancer, leukemia and other cancers, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Lou Gehrig Disease (ALS), Sudden-Infant-Death-Syndrome (SIDS), suicides, depression, miscarriages, still-births, asthma, etc. Today they are disease epidemics in all industrialized countries! Yet no government has the temerity or courage to do anything!

Fifty years ago, few people had heard of a ‘special needs’ teacher. Today, they’re in most if not all schools.

In 2016, one in 36 children (1 in 28 boys) in the USA was autistic, and ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) has increased in lockstep with pediatric cancers!  Brain tumors / cancers are said to be the number one cause of children’s death from disease in the USA! It is also estimated that 1 in 2 Canadians and 1 in 3 Americans will get cancer in their lifetime! Yet no country on earth is calling for a national enquiry, let alone a national criminal investigation! This, in and of itself, is a crime!

Health spending is rapidly increasing in every jurisdiction, yet no cancer organization anywhere even mentions EMFs / EMR as being a possible suspect cause of cancer! Maybe now that U.S. Senator Blumenthal has raised the SAFETY issue, Canada will finally have the decency and the guts to look at the pandemic corruption and corporate greed that is harming and literally killing us!

As mentioned above, the above provides further indisputable evidence that Health Canada’s RPB (Radiation Protection Bureau), like their colleagues in the WHO, ICNIRP and the FCC, is irredeemably corrupt! Like the others, the RPB is knowingly and uncaringly sacrificing the public’s health and safety in favour of reaping enormous industrial profit! This was one of, if not the, reason why each agency elected to join the US M-I-C back in the 1960s.  (M-I-C = Military Industrial Complex)

In conclusion, because humans – like all living things – are bio-electrical beings, “5G” technology and all wireless RF products must immediately be banned in Canada (ideally, throughout the world).

This includes wireless ‘smart’ meters – each of which contains two microwave radio circuits! But one must not forget that non-industry scientists, globally, also classify extremely low or ‘power line’ (50 Hz/60 Hz) frequency (ELF) electric and magnetic fields (EMF)s a Category 1A or Known Human Carcinogen; therefore all power lines, substations, power transformers, electrical appliances, power tools and machinery, etc. must be kept at distances which are truly SAFE for humans, i.e., Gaussmeter readings at a school, home, hospital, place of work, etc. must not register a magnetic field greater than 1 mG!  This, of course, means that the City of Vancouver must immediately rescind its approval for BC Hydro to build the underground substation in downtown Vancouver, beneath a school!

Let the words: “honor,” “dignity,” “pride,” “honesty,” “decency,” “respect,” “trust,” “compassion,” “consideration,” “responsibility,” and “love for thy fellow man” once again mean something, as they did when I was a boy growing up in the Canada of which I was once proud!

Sincerely,

J.G. Flynn, Captain (Retired)

author of book “Hidden Dangers”
Bowser, B.C., V0R 1G0

References
[1]  https://ctmirror.org/2018/12/03/blumenthal-wants-fcc-prove-5g-wireless-technology-safe/

[2] https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/b-c-hydro-lays-plans-for-two-new-downtown-vancouver-substations-deep-underground
[3] https://www.bchydro.com/energy-in-bc/projects/west-end-substation.html

[4]  http://www.emrsa.co.za/who-rfr-and-health-a-hard-nut-to-crack-review/
[5]  http://www.bioinitiative.org/updated-research-summaries-december-2017/
[6 http://www.iemfa.org/seletun-statement/
[7] https://www.emfacts.com/2018/01/miscarriage-risks-linked-to-electromagnetic-field-exposure-power-frequency-elf-magnetic-fields/

[8] https://www.scribd.com/document/6473560/Dr-Neil-Cherry-Evidence-EMF-Harmfulall-wireless-radiation-hazards/

[9] http://www.neilcherry.nz/documents/90_s3_EMR-EMF_and_BREAST_Cancer.pdf

[10] https://www.rfsafe.com/lloyds-of-london-insurance-wont-cover-smartphones-wifi-smart-meters-cell-phone-towers-by-excluding

[11] https://ehtrust.org/key-issues/electromagnetic-field-insurance-policy-exclusions/

[12] https://www.theverge.com/2018/3/29/17178126/spacex-satellite-broadband-internet-fcc-approval-license-starlink-spectrum

[13] https://www.firstresearch.com/Industry-Research/Wireless-Telecommunications-Services.html

[14] https://www.5gspaceappeal.org/the-appeal/
[15] http://wirelessrighttoknow.com/intl-scientists-appeal/
[16] https://mdsafetech.org/ntp-study-2016/
[17] https://factor.niehs.nih.gov/2018/4/feature/feature-2-cell-phone/index.htm
[18] https://ehtrust.org/worlds-largest-animal-study-on-cell-tower-radiation-confirms-cancer-link/

47 Smart Meter Fires – BC Government Still Silent. Sharon Noble – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard – April 17, 2018

(audio 30:10) 47 Smart Meter Fires – BC Government Still Silent. Sharon Noble – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard – April 17, 2018 by talkdigitalnetwork – YouTube – April 17, 2018:
(Report finds 47 fires caused by Smart Meters, no government reaction)

Guest’s website: http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/

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(podcast 29:59) April 17, 2018 | 47 Smart Meter Fires – BC Government Still Silent – The Goddard Report with Jim Goddard – HoweStreet.com – April 17, 2018:

 

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BC Hydro Underground Substationhttp://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/2018-04-16-5g-will-be-much-worse-stronger-than-weve-been-told/ (1)

Brain Tumour Cancer Cluster (Glioblastomas) – http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/2018-04-08-erin-brockovich-interested-in-multiple-glioblastomas-in-florida/ (2)

Childrenhttp://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/2018-04-14-children-suffering-psychologically-due-to-wireless-gadgets/ (1 & 2)

NTP – http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/2018-04-09-inside-info-about-the-peer-review-of-the-ntp-report/ (1 & 2)

Ramazzinihttp://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/z/2017-02-15-world-renowned-italian-institute-confirms-results-of-national-toxicology-program/ (4 & Letters)

See BCUC & Smart Meter Fires Report (July 2017): http://www.stopsmartmetersbc.com/bcuc-smart-meter-fires-the-failure-to-protect/)

The Goddard Report Video Archives of Interviews with Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters re Smart Meters and Health Issues from Wireless Technologies: