The only major change in the last 10 years in terms of environmental assault
is radiation from phone masts, cordless landlines and WiFi routers and other
Health charity says four in 10 people will get cancer
Bglobal are a UK smart meter solutions company. They have just signed a contract with Hants County Council to put SMART meters in schools
The following statement is alarming;
'Through the use of in-classroom displays, many schools are using the profile data collected as a key teaching aid in lessons involving the study of climate change, energy efficiency and green issues'...
From Mast Sanity/Mast Network
BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS INDUCED BY COMBINED
EXPOSURES TO ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS AND CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL AGENTS: A REVIEW
I have just received the paper below from Norm Ryder who writes "This paper doesn't really add anything new for you but what I find interesting is it does not follow the typical IEEE line that there is no problem with emf." http://tinyurl.com/6zsssn6
Personally, I think it is very interesting, since - as Norm so rightfully points out - this is another type of IEEE message; maybe there can be less good effects after all!?
Olle Johansson, assoc. prof.
The Experimental Dermatology Unit
Department of Neuroscience
171 77 Stockholm
The Royal Institute of Technology
100 44 Stockholm
FYI/"Olle Johansson - Warning of the Dangers of Smart Meters"
Long-Term Mobile Phone Use and the Risk of Vestibular Schwannoma: A Danish
Nationwide Cohort Study
----- Original Message ----- From: Elihu Richter
A sentinel case series of cancer patients with occupational exposures to electromagnetic non-ionizing radiation and other agents
Yael Stein, Or Levy-Nativ, Elihu D. Richter Unit of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Medicine, Jerusalem, Israel Eur. J. Oncol. - Vol. 16 - N. 1 - March 2011
Background. There are reports that intense prolonged occupational exposure to non-ionizing radiation may increase risks for cancer. We previ- ously have reported a sentinel cluster, of 7 workers with high exposures and short latent periods, and individual patients with brain cancer high occupational exposures and short latent periods. We present a sentinel case series (n=47, 40M, 7F) of cancer patients, referred to our medical unit with occupational exposures to non-ionizing radiation of all types. Objectives. Our aims were to report the findings on tumour types, age of first diagnosis, and latency, to describe their exposures and to examine the hypothesis that latencies for all tumour types (solid tissue, hematolymphatic, testicular) were coherently related to high occupational exposures starting at young ages.
Methods. We divided the patients into groups by latency. We categorized each patient?s exposures in regard to types of radiation, far or near field exposure and direct body contact. For some we had data on frequencies, for others we provided assessments. We also present the patient data categorized by age of diagnosis. We used a case-case type comparison to examine latencies for tumour types [solid, hematolymphatic (HL), testicular].
Results. 15 patients developed cancer with latent periods of less than 5 years and 12 patients with latent periods between 5 and 10 years. The remaining 20 patients had longer latent periods between first occupational exposure to EMF and diagnosis of cancer. 6 patients (12.7%) had multiple tumours. 12 patients (25.5%) reported cancer cases in co-workers. In the <5 years latency group there were 8 hematolymphatic cancers, 3 testicular cancers and 6 solid tumours [head & neck (including brain) and GI tract]. In all latency groups there were patients who were exposed to intense levels of electromagnetic fields (EMF), to several types of EMF, or to EMF in combination with ionizing radiation (IR) or other exposures, and patients who had direct body contact with the equipment, were in direct focus of high radiation, or worked in small, electronically dense environments. Case classification by age showed shorter latencies with younger ages, but this association is complicated by the fact that shorter latencies co-vary with younger ages especially for testicular tumours. But patients with testicular and hematolymphatic tumours had shorter latencies than those with solid tumours.
Conclusion. Many of the patients were young and had extremely short latent periods, especially for HL and testicular cancers. The fact that latent periods for testes were very short, HL longer and solid still longer suggests a coherent and biologically plausible pattern of latency in relation to the onset of exposure to EMF and other agents. The findings strengthen the hypothesis that these exposures may possibly be the major cause of many of these tumours. The findings state the case for (1) better modelling of exposure sources and penetration into the body and (2) preventive and protective measures based on control of exposure at source, barriers, and personal protection.
Eur. J. Oncol., 16 (1), 21-54, 2011
Key words: non ionizing radiation (NIR), electro- magnetic fields (EMF), occupational exposures, cancer, short latencies
Informant: Iris Atzmon
Getting the word out about smart meters
How great...I spoke up about smart meters at a community meeting in Santa Monica (where I no longer live due to a cell tower) and they ran it on the front page of the paper! The reporter got a few things about both me and the issue wrong, but other than that, it's a good article and no doubt will raise some awareness in the city.
Also published this week, a letter I had written to the editor of my new local city about smart meters.
If anyone would like to copy this letter to the editor, take my name and website out and put yours in, by all means, please do!! It had a word limit so should fit most papers editorial needs and will save you time as it is already written. You just have to call your local paper and ask them to run it.
I am going to next publish in this paper the meeting date for residents here, to inform them about smart meters, so you could do this in your local paper too. The below flyer can help inform residents by passing it out to them and again, you can just take my info out and replace it with yours.
It is much better to BLOCK smart meters from ever entering your neighborhood than to try and play catch up after they are there and get them removed. People just don't know yet the harm they can cause. Once they know, they will support a total ban in their neighborhood. With enough neighborhoods doing this, we will get rid of them PERMANENTLY.
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