Fox News alerts: cell phone radiation risk

Occasionally, the media gets it right. Tucker Carlson on iPhone testing at 5x higher than legal radiation limits: “Twenty years from now, we’re going to look at that and laugh bitterly, like one of those Camel ads with smoking doctors.”
Thanks to the advent of technology, we can access and share information through our phones at lightning speed. We use it to educate ourselves and keep updated with current events. We use it for entertainment, and we use it for work.

However, this advancement comes with a price. In the video above (and on YouTube here), Tucker Carlson talks about the health risks of using mobile phones, and why it’s crucial to raise awareness of this urgent matter.

Carlson states,

“The National Toxicology Program, a government organization, found that ‘high exposure to radiofrequency radiation used by cell phones was associated with clear evidence of tumors in rats.’

“In 2012, Italy’s Supreme Court upheld a ruling that said there was a link between a business executive’s brain tumor and his heavy use of a mobile phone.”

Phones Exceed the Legal Limits of Radiation Exposure

The main health-related criteria for a phone to be approved for sale by FCC is by ensuring the device will not exceed the maximum allowable Specific Absorption Rating (SAR). This standard, however, is much too relaxed and is not based on the existing body of science, but rather on the thermal effect only.

While the SAR rating is based on a heating effect only, thousands of studies indicate non-thermal effects, and thus conclude that the SAR limit is entirely inadequate.

But today’s phones are now proven to exceed even the SAR-based legal limit of radiation.

The Chicago Tribune tested almost a dozen of phones according to the federal guidelines at an FCC-accredited lab. According to the Tribune, iPhone 7, one of the most popular smartphones ever sold, measured over the legal limit and is more than twice the amount of what Apple has reported to the regulators from its own testing.

As mentioned by Tucker Carlson in the video, in another lawsuit against Apple and Samsung, a test in an FCC-accredited lab shows that at 0mm, iPhone 8 hits the user with 5 times more radiation than the federal exposure limit allows, while Samsung hits users up to 3 times the limit,

Poor Testing Standards and Lawsuit

The FCC allows manufacturers to test their phone’s radiofrequency radiation emissions from up to 25 millimeters away from the body.

However, when we talk to someone on the phone, we normally have it right beside our ears. And having our phones in our pockets puts it at 2mm or less away from our body, making the testing criteria inapplicable and useless.

Not to mention its “one-size-fits-all” approach that doesn’t consider children or pregnant users of these phones.

With all the screening and testing being done, keep in mind that only one phone needs to be tested before millions of phones go on sale. At the same time, manufacturers can select the testing lab.

These poor testing standards are not only inaccurate based on how people use their phones, but it also leaves too much room for inconsistency and perhaps, dishonesty, with the results reported to the FCC and the emissions of the actual phones that will be used by the consumer.

In a December 2019 class action lawsuit against Apple and Samsung stemming from the Tribune’s tests, a California judge called the FCC “dumb”, before moving the case to trial.

(NOTE: While this story was updated here, there are indications that pressure was likely applied by industry and/or their captured agencies to change the story in an attempt to deflect focus from the FCC as a culpable party, so there was perhaps more accuracy in the originally-published story.)

Phone Manufacturers Are Deceiving Us

One of the most censored subjects in the USA according to American organization Project Censored, the Phonegate Scandal revealed the general deception by phone manufacturers about the real exposure values of SAR (the unit used to measure RFR absorption rate).

With the Tribune’s tests, Apple disputed the results, stating that the tests were not done the way Apple does them, without going to the specifics of what was out of the ordinary, and did not respond to requests for clarification.

These and other obvious efforts to mask the truth from the consumers and hide the fact that we are being overexposed to harmful radiofrequency radiation is a serious matter that concerns all of us.

Sadly, there is not yet enough conversation in the country about this issue and our health and safety are being sidelined.

With 5G being deployed despite no testing that indicates it is safe, this makes the issue critically urgent.

There are far too few stories like this in our mainstream media, which is heavily influenced by advertising dollars and business arrangements with wireless companies.

With almost non-existent media attention, it’s up to us to spread the word and help make our voices louder until we are heard, and until action is taken to ensure the health and safety of our community.

As Tucker Carlson correctly says,

“Twenty years from now, we’re going to look at that and laugh bitterly, like one of those Camel ads with smoking doct

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MA EMF bills out of committee!!

News from Massachusettes for Safe Technology:

The Massachusetts EMF bills…

Thank you to everyone who wrote bills, sent in testimony, called in support, or simply sent good energy our way — it is working and we just cleared several hurdles!

Joint Committee on Consumer Protection

  • Reported out favorably: Senator Julian Cyr’s S. 129 to form a commission to investigate the health and economic impact of wireless radiation.

Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy

  • Reported out favorably: Senator Michael Moore’s S. 1988 right-to-choose non-radiation-emitting utility meters.

Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies

  • Filed a May 4 extension for H. 383 so they have time to investigate. We presented the facts on 5G and have their attention.

Other Committees

  • We suspect the remaining bills have been sent to study, which means they could be revisited until July 31st, or not.
  • I will post updates as they are confirmed at Understanding EMFs.

 

What Happens Next?

Advancing bills will need to go to the House and Senate for approval, then to the Governor’s desk to be enacted before the end of the year.

New Hampshire and Oregon have acted swiftly, so we remain hopeful Massachusetts will be next!

We await the Senate Clerk’s assignment to the next committee and will be in touch with quick action items once we know more.
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MA Smart Meter Hearling Update Sept. 2019

Smart Meter Hearing Update

Thanks so much to those who sent in testimony for the three Massachusetts utility smart meter bills!

(If you haven’t had a chance, there’s still time and every voice counts — here’s the template to make it easy.)

Yesterday nine constituents testified before the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy. We hope to have video to share soon.

Some highlights:

  • The legislators heard personal experiences, the science, and what other states and countries are already doing to protect their citizens.
  • They also heard details on National Grid’s fraudulent smart grid pilot program in Worcester, MA.
  • Senate Chair Michael Barrett stopped to ask good questions about the science.
  • We laid out solutions and handed both the House and Senate Chairs the roadmap to safe, sustainable technology: the policy book Reinventing Wires: The Future of Landlines and Networks.
  • Industry representatives were in the hearing chamber so we got to educate them too; they chose not to testify.

We are so grateful for the tireless work of our world scientists, health care professionals, educators, advocates — and a growing number of public servants tuning into the wireless radiation issue. We know it is on your shoulders we stand as we work together to move the needle toward safe technology.

The public policy process in Massachusetts is a long one — this session goes until December 2020 but perhaps our legislators will move more swiftly now that New Hampshire and Oregon have passed wireless radiation bills into law.

The Next Bills: October 7

We just found out the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure has scheduled two more of our bills for public hearing:

Monday, October 7, 1-4 p.m.
Massachusetts State House, Gardner Auditorium

Senator Julian Cyr’s S. 129 and S. 130 seek, respectively, to:

  • Form a special commission to research the impact of electromagnetic (EMR) and radiofrequency (RFR) radiation on consumer protection, public health, and technology
  • Emulate the Berkeley, CA ordinance to notify the public of the fine print radiation warnings

I’ll create a template soon and ask for testimonies to be sent in again. If folks can make arrangements to testify in person too, these are perhaps our two strongest bills this session.

Italy links cell phone use to cancer

On 30 January, 2019, an Italian Court in the city of Monza, Italy ruled that the Acoustic Neuroma brain tumor of an airport employee was caused by exposure to the radiation from a cell phone he used for over 10 years for his work. The court determined that the tumor has permanently incapacitated him, and ruled it to be an occupational disease. PRESS HERE for the Court’s Decision.

This is the fourth case in which the courts in Italy determined that an Acoustic Neuroma type brain tumor was caused by a cell phone, and the fifth court to make such ruling as in the first case the court decision was appealed and later confirmed by Italy’s Supreme Court.

Fifth Court in Italy Ruled Cell Phones Cause Cancer and Determined It Is An Occupational Disease

Digital Dementia – coming to you.

This is the best video on electronics and “digital dementia” done in the UK… sometimes a little slow but if you can’t watch all of it… just check out these parts.

start at 3:23… all about kids and wifi/cell phones… scary what it does to them. Minute 7 about video games and what they do to the brain… electronic cocaine! Minute 10 .. about cell phones and school kids scores.  11:30.. computer tests kids do worse than written; 13:15… why computers are detrimental to learning; 14:22… damage young brains;  15:13.. RF and ADD and behavior and memory  16:45… Korea has illness digital dementia, 19:08- 19:4- cell towers and cancer and DNA damage. 21:22 – 22:23… better fiberoptics and the hazards of 5G

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf-Efnk7g4k

Moratorium – Geneva stops construction of 5G antennas

The Geneva Switzerland Cantonal Parliament has submitted a motion on Wednesday evening for a moratorium on 5G antennas in the cantonal area. The motion requires independent scientific evidence of any damage to health prior to the moratorium being lifted.

In Geneva’s Grand Council it was said that many mobile operators would explain to consumers that 5G was the same as 4G. However, the environment is increasingly burdened by electromagnetic waves and nobody knows about the health effects. The canton parliament also wants to know about the effects on animals.

With 58 to 28 votes, the council referred the motion to the government, which is now to turn to the World Health Organization for independent research.