One question for WHO Dr. Michael Repacholi
Permanent fraud in health investigation?.
To emit only 13 hours in four days is NOT long-term radiation
publication of more health confusion and "delay tactic"
During 10 years the radiation emitted by one mast of base
Remember one mobile phone can modify the BBB in only 2 minutes
----- Original Message -----
From: Don Maisch
Sent: Wednesday, July 23, 2003 11:51 PM
Subject: Sydney Morning Herald spin on the French study
On July 20th the Sydney Morning Herald boldly announced that
says mobile phones are safe". Now it does NOT say that
in the study but
reporter Eamonn Duff obviously does not want facts get in
the way of a
good title line. And to trivialise the whole issue the article
off with a claim of the latest concern being "mobile
It is interesting to note that while the study was to test
long-term mobile phone use could cause cancer, the sustained
test for chronic exposure was four 1 hour exposures per day
days, and for 1 hour on the 4th day. I'm not a cell biologist
someone explain how in the hell this has any relevance on
exposure a user would experience after say 10 years of mobile
Rather than being a world-first study this is just another
footnote in a long history of inconclusive studies.
New study says mobile phones are safe
in telepohone mast row
After months of attempting to meet with the local mayor regarding
concerns over radiation emissions from telephone masts, which
erected next to their homes and schools, protestors in the
of Tavira were finally granted an audience with town hall
But it had taken a petition signed by over 1,000 residents,
public protests, before Mayor Macaroe Correia agreed to allow
two of his
representatives to meet with leaders of the protest groups.
understood that prominent coverage given to the protestors'
The Portugal News during the past two months has also increased
on the mayor to, at last confront the problem.
One of the protestors, Teresa Drago, who attended the town
on April 16th told The Portugal News that the mayor's representatives
were surprisingly more than sympathetic to local residents'
health problems posed by the masts. Of particular concern
masts erected next to a primary school and kindergarten.
Teresa said that the town hall officials were fully supportive
protestors and agreed that everything should be done to protect
health of residents and their children. According to Teresa
officials also guaranteed that they would do everything possible
protect the public from the "interests of the giant"
responsible for erecting the masts.
Local government officials have arranged to meet with representatives
the network providers to explore the possibility of re-locating
telephone masts in and around Tavira to a distance of 500
residential properties and schools. Some other European countries
already imposed restrictions on masts being built within 650
urban areas. A public meeting called by protesters for April
been postponed until after the outcome of the discussions
town hall and network providers is known.
If Tavira's town hall officials succeed in persuading the
companies to agree to the 500 metre limit it will certainly
precedent for the rest of the Algarve, and no doubt the whole
Portugal. But the question still being asked, is how network
such as Optimus and TMN have been allowed to erect thousands
throughout Portugal without official planning permission?
The Portugal News has received many thank-you emails and
putting readers, whose homes have been blighted by telephone
touch with experts on the health dangers of radiation emissions.
David Best of London, an independent radiation consultant
to BBC TV, has
been able to advise many of our readers on the ramifications
close to masts. So too has Mr. Les Wilson, Managing Director
Microshield Industries, a UK company specialising in anti-radiation
about turn in telephone mast row
One of the leaders of a protest group has told The Portugal
assurances given by the Tavira City Hall, that it would do
possible to protect residents from the harmful effects of
masts' radiation emissions, have turned out to be without
Teresa Drago said that, during a meeting with local government
officials, both she and her colleagues were told that the
agreed wholeheartedly about their concerns regarding radiation
from five telephone masts erected close to schools and a housing
The officials confirmed that they had arranged a meeting with
telephone operators and that the protestors could expect to
masts removed in the near future. As a result of these assurances
protestors cancelled a demonstration meeting scheduled for
However, the meeting between City Hall officials and the
operators appears to have done nothing to allay the fears
residents living under the shadows of the masts. Mrs. Drago
said that no
action had been taken to remove any of them. All that has
that two of the telephone operators. Optimus and Vodafone,
letters to the protest groups stating that radiation emissions
masts are well within international safety limits and do not
The letters state that 1,600 studies worldwide prove that
masts are perfectly safe. They also confirm that the five
question have been tested and shown to be well within the
Organisation's (WHO) safety guidelines. According to one of
radiation emissions from telephone masts are less dangerous
from hair dryers, TV or microwave ovens. The May 2000 UK Government
Stewart Report is also referred to as giving a clean bill
of health to
cell phones and telephone masts. Teresa Drago has sent a 17-page
refuting the claims made by the operators.
The Portugal News has discussed the claims made in the letters
leading experts on the health effects of cell phone radiation.
Wilson, managing director of London based Microshield Industries,
that the Stewart Report called for safety exclusion zones
to be erected
around telephone masts and also advised against children using
phones - points ignored by Vodafone.
Professor George Carlo of Washington DC, USA, pointed out
that the 1,600
studies mentioned in one of the letters were no doubt carried
several years ago and are now out of date compared to more
studies, which prove that cell phones and masts are health
same applies to the WHO's guidelines. He added that many of
studies were sponsored by the cell phone industry - hardly
for impartiality. In the early 1990's the Professor was fired
by his US
mobile phone sponsors after he published a report stating
emissions from cell phones were a serious health danger.
Teresa Drago and her fellow protestors are determined to
fight to have the masts removed. A public meeting held in
Hall on May 22nd again called upon the Mayor, Mac rio Correia,
protect residents by forcing the telephone operators to remove
masts. They repeated requests for him to explain why the masts
allowed to be erected without the necessary local planning
a question he has failed to answer on numerous occasions.
suggests hazard in City-County building basement
By Kate Nash
Some city and county employees who work at desks in the basement
Downtown government building are exposed to as much or more
electromagnetic energy on an average day than electric generation
operators or television repair people, a report found.
The study was commissioned by a law firm suing the city and
over what it says are occupational hazards produced by high
electromagnetic fields in the former offices of the Bernalillo
Levels measured in some parts of the basement of City Hall
those at which people have been known to contract certain
cancer, according to Santa Barbara, California-based Sage
Environmental Consultants, which did the study for the Bregman
The firm is representing former employees who have been diagnosed
"In a normal office, people don't expect these levels,
unless they are
electricians or electric workers," said Cindy Sage, owner
of the group
hired by attorney Sam Bregman to measure electromagnetic fields
area. "Those guys go into that job and accept or expect
that. But the
people in the city and county don't. There's no implied consent
exposed), "she said.
The study, conducted July 24, is the second to be done in
City-County Building after Bregman filed the lawsuit in June.
plaintiffs - Arthur Slater and James Monta¤o - say
high levels of
electromagnetic waves inside the basement caused their cancer,
which is rare in men. The basement, which is now home to part
city's Public Works Department and the county Treasurer's
to house the Assessor's Office.
According to Sage and the report, released Monday, the basement
have magnetic fields that were measured at five to 10 milligauss
level and between 10 and 100 milligauss at the floor level
parts of the basement. An average home has a level of one
Sage said. An average office has between one and two, she
Chronic exposure to levels between two and five milligauss
known to cause certain cancers, she said. And the results,
Sage said, mean
it would be prudent to move the employees who work there out
of the area.
The building's electrical distribution unit is located in
city officials said. "Some offices in Public Works and
Treasurer's Office are probably unsuitable for continued occupancy
magnetic field spot measurements at desks or in center-of-room
chronically and significantly elevated above typical office
But plans to do so aren't in the works right now, city officials
Anna Lamberson, the city's director of Finance and Administrative
Services, who oversees building maintenance and security,
numbers found by Bregman's study and the city's study aren't
"The one thing that does strike me is the numbers are
fairly similar. I
don't think that's been lost on anybody," Lamberson said.
different is the interpretation. We have the interpretation
from who we
believe to be the expert." Bregman, however, said Sage
is also an expert.
The city's report, which the city says is more comprehensive,
magnetism levels that ranged from four to nine milligauss
in parts of
the Treasurer's Office and four to 16 in parts of the Public
Department. The average field measurements across the area
as a whole
typically averaged about one milligauss, the report states.
report, OSHA said we didn't violate any OSHA standards, and
they are not
going to come down and visit," Lamberson said.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is the
charged with establishing and enforcing workplace safety standards.
However, the city's report did list action it can take to
offices more comfortable. "That's what we intend to do,"
listing improvements to the ventilation system, improvements
drywall areas and carpet replacement as some examples.
County officials declined to comment, and a county spokeswoman
hadn't seen the Sage report. According to the city's report
- done by
Mountain West Technical Associates and Enertech - the conditions
violate OSHA standards. But it notes there are no state or
standards for exposure to electromagnetic frequencies.
However, Sage said the state of California recently labeled
electromagnetic frequencies as a carcinogen. "We now
evidence to declare that EMFs are a carcinogen," she
In the meantime, Bregman, a former city councilor, said his
is in the discovery phrase, continues to grow. Bregman said
"five to ten
people have contacted me who have serious health problems
relatives have serious health problems and want to look at
to some Wisconsin newspapers
This is a copy of a letter to the editor which I have sent
Wisconsin newspapers and several have already indicated that
to use it.
July 23, 2003
to the Editor
A recent study reported in the Journal of Experimental Psychology:
Applied showed that people talking on cell phones, whether
handsfree, during simulated driving tests, had reduced reaction
causing them to run more red lights and to react more slowly
vehicles than was true for people who were not using a cell
Cell phone use is usually banned in hospitals because radiation
these devices interferes with electronic monitoring devices
cause them to shut down or give false readings. In a Mayo
recently reported in The New York Times, it was shown that
away a cell phone is from such an electronic device, the less
chance of interference.
The human brain is a very sensitive electronic organ. When
it is near a
cell phone, which is a powerful emitter of radiofrequency
energy, nerve signals in the body's nervous system significantly
down. This means a falling off of brain function, including
time and all cognitive skills. The cell phone does not have
to be on for
this to happen, just nearby (within a foot or two), because
turned off a cell phone continues to radiate electromagnetic
There is a simple brain speed test that measures the adverse
effect of a
cell phone on brain function. If I hold a cell phone in my
hand, or have
one in a pocket, or close to me, I cannot count as fast, nor
fast, as when there is no cell phone near me.
To test for counting speed, all I need to do is count to
50 as fast as I
can (silently in my head) when holding a cell phone, and time
with a second hand on a timepiece. Then I repeat the counting
time at least five feet away from the cell phone. I can count
10-15% faster when not in contact with the cell phone. During
part of this test I should not be near any other electronic
When counting speed drops, so does every other brain function.
is better not to use a cell phone when driving, or to even
be near one.
You will be a better driver. New York has banned the use of
by drivers, and Wisconsin should seriously consider doing
Is This hypocrisy,Conflict of interests,or What??
I happen to favor addition of cannibis to the list of prescribable
narcotics for pain or whatever else it might help.
Note that inhalation of marijuana smoke probably is not a
route, because the combustion products probably are dangerous
health, as are tobacco combustion products. One would expect
same lung cancer . . ..
I don't know whether yet another intoxicant is the right
John Michael Williams
Pre-whaling population estimates upset conservationists
25 July 2003 TOM CLARKE
A new study estimating the original size of North Atlantic
populations - before whaling took its toll - is being heavily
by researchers. Yet it backs the case for a continued ban
on whale hunting.
The genetic analysis suggests that about 12 times more humpback
whales once cruised the ocean compared with previous estimates1.
was before their wholesale slaughter began in the nineteenth
Today's relatively small whale populations should be protected
another 50-100 years before they are large enough to allow
commercial whaling, argues Stephen Palumbi of Stanford University
California who did the analysis...