Two weeks ago I told you about the public debate
in Denmark on
basestations. It started with a long talk I had with a young man, some
free-lance journalist who wanted information about mobile phone masts
and the new 3G/UMTS system. He was very mad, because he discovered that
a 3G masts has been raised in front of his flat without notice. He then
started this debate in the media. He sent out his message to all
newspapers, radio, television, all health authorities and divisions,
politicians etc. and he started a website. This was widely referred in
all media. Never before there has been such an overall coverage in
Denmark, more during these 2 weeks than in the past 10 years. People
were very interested and it did not stop at basestations but, also EHS,
radar, microwave ovens came into focus.
Strangely enough the official health authorities
and mobile phone
companies were silent. Only on the first day I was contacted by the
largest phone company in Denmark and they insisted that I withdrew all
what I had said. After a long talk, the man admitted that they were only
selling moble phones for Ericsson on which it said that it was safe and
raising "safe" basestations. They, both the staff and the engineers did
not know anything about standards, health effects etc. at all. He then
asked me to send him all my articles.
Yesterday the journalist in question had prepared a new press
information and discovered that they had closed all his communication
lines to the media and he was completely deleted from the system.
Apparently he uses some kind of general press information system. They
said they did this, because some people had complained! So now he cannot
reach the public in this way any more and has more or less given up. I
had expected an attack on scientific basis, but of course this way is
more effective and malicious.
A few weeks ago I was interviewed about EHS for
the journal "The
Engineer", widely read by people from industry and universities. The
journalist, also a free-lance, was asked to write about it, because many
members of the engineers' trade union are suffering from radio sickness
and asked for it. Shortly after she told me that the article was now
ready for printing and would appear middle of this month. After all the
publicity about the masts, in which my name was mentioned as the only
Danish expert, she told me that the journal would not publish this
article about EHS. Reason: the journal's policy!
However, I think the debate has been started and
hopefully it cannot be
Now a more sunny story from the newspaper about
the case of the school
in Ramloesa, North Zealand. During the summerholidays in 2002 a
basestation was raised on top of this school without notice. When the
children came back to school the parents discovered this and a small
group started to fight this. You might remember I wrote you about it.
The parents group has been extremely active, were in the media, put up a
website and became known all over the country. A few days ago the mayor
of this region said, that this basestation has to disappear or be moved
elsewhere. He said that the 4 large mobile phone companies had not
wanted to discuss this matter with them. All they said was that
everything was safe according to ICNIRP standards. The mayor said, that
he was not an expert, but though he was told that mobile phones were
harmless, this was different. Use of a mobile phone is voluntary, but in
case of masts people are exposed to it all the time and cannot turn it
off (do you recognize the argument!).
Another good story: EU's REFLEX project, probably
you know all about it
- I heard it was in German TV. The project was executed in a great
number of European labs under controlled exposure conditions, double
blind etc. When they analysed the results there were positive effects in
all experiments: i.e. significant changes in DNA, gene expression, cell
proliferation etc. All this came as a big surprise, because the project
was originally started with the intention to prove that microwave fields
from mobile phones were harmless. After my presentation at the latest
BEMS meeting in Hawaii, the coordinator from REFLEX complimented me on
my work and said that it (my work is in a different field) and fitted
perfectly with their results. So next time I should join their project.
I do not think that there will be another REFLEX, if you realize where
the money for it came from.
Some contributions about children and
from Robert Riedlinger (excerpt)
Bases stations threaten Saint Cyr School
France (Saint-Cyr L'Ecole, near Paris): Bases
stations threaten Saint
Cyr School Health. Two rare cases of infantile cancer and a series of
illnesses worry the inhabitants of this town in the Yvelines department.
By Yves Gery (journalist)
Translated by AD (Priartem)
Anxiety is growing at Saint Cyr l'Ecole (Yvelines
At its origin: the two cases of infantile cancer
of a very rare form
which have occurred in the space of three years in the town's small
school complex (nursery school and primary school). In 1996, a little
five-year old girl, attending Wallon Nursery School, dies of cancer,
more specifically a brain stem tumor, a very rare disease in children of
this age group. In 1998, just two and a half years later, an eight-year
old boy attending the neighbouring Bizet Primary School contracts the
same disease, and also dies. His mother Celia* tells us, "According to
the specialist doctors at Villejuif Hospital, who looked after our son,
there are only 80 similar cases in France every year." Eighty from a
total of about 1500 cases of infantile cancer (0 to 15 years), of which
450 are leukaemia cases.
Although life has to go on at Saint Cyr l'Ecole,
anxiety is mounting
among parents, troubled by the number of people living in proximity of
the school complex who suffer from serious health problems. Worried
gazes turn to the two poles installed on the school roof by France
Telecom and SFR, each pole bearing two GSM base station antennas.
Alerted early in 2001 by the work of the researcher Roger Santini (1),
three Saint Cyr mothers begin to examine scientific literature
concerning the possible harmful nature of base station antennas, all the
more so since those at Saint Cyr school radiate within close proximity
of buildings and playgrounds. This is undoubtedly one of the sites in
France where the antennas are installed so close to children. Another
notable point is when the antennas were installed: the first two were
set up in 1992, the following two in 1997. This means the children have
been continually exposed for nearly ten years. Once again, this is not a
Worried parents set up a public health study
within the area. In November
2001, an initial list of serious cases was drawn up. Since then the list
has grown, further increasing the anxiety.
To date, fourteen serious cases have been
a bone cancer in a ten-year old child and a haemorrhagic colitis not
responding to treatment in a nine-year old girl, both of whom have
attended the nursery and primary schools. Amongst adults, at least ten
serious diseases have been listed, several of which very recently, in
particular three cases of cancer among the school canteen staff.
"Seeing the number of these cases multiply, I
began to wonder about the
antennas, just one year ago. And I wondered about our son," continues
Celia. In January 2002, the announcement about the occurrence of
infantile cancer at Valladolid stupefied her. "The attitude of the
operators who insist that there are no health problems, who put forward
that the locals suffer from psychosomatic complaints, with reasonings
such as 'don't think about it and it will get better', convince me all
the more that they are hiding something from us. And that there might
actually be something." Since then, Celia has been fighting, alongside
various associations, for the dismantling of the antennas on the school,
and for the principle of precaution to be respected. "We cannot allow
other children to suffer. This disease is really too harsh."
Sure of their facts, the operators refuse to move
their Bases stations
for the moment, on the grounds that there is no proven risk. However,
action on the part of parents has not been entirely fruitless; it led
the Mayor to adopt an order in mid-2001 forbidding all base station
antennas at less than 300 metres from any residence, and the dismantling
of those in place. But the operators appealed and the order was
nullified a month later by the administrative court, with a 6000 franc
fine for the town council.
In 2001 these same parents intervened "physically"
on two occasions in
order to prevent the Bouygues Telecom operator from installing six new
base station antennas on the roof of a private building at 310 metres
from the school complex. 600 local residents signed the petition against
the installation. October 2001 saw further action from the parents when
they wrote to the ministerial delegate for health, Bernard Kouchner.
In reply, the minister sent them a technical
report from the Health
Department setting out the constant position of the French authorities
for over a year, namely a generally reassuring message without excluding
a possible risk: "There is currently no proof of the existence of an
objective risk concerning the health of populations residing in the
proximity of mobile telephone network base stations. Disorders of a
purely subjective nature and of varying forms have been reported, for
which it has not been possible to establish a link with this equipment.
Given its recent installation, the existence or absence of risk linked
to such equipment cannot be confirmed."
A reply which does not satisy these determined
parents, who are calling
for an epidemiological survey, at least at local level. "We will fight
to the end," they promise.
*The real name has been replaced
(1) Doctor at the biochemical and pharmacological laboratory of the
INSA, Lyon, Roger Santini is particularly noted for his work "Cell
Phones and their Relay Stations: Health Risks?" The Medical Press, 1999.
Phone masts start child cancer scare
Giles Tremlett in Madrid
Saturday January 12, 2002
That's so great to hear !
----- Original Message -----
From: Robert Riedlinger
To: Roy Beavers
Cc: Klaus ; Don Maisch ; Sarah ; Iris
Sent: Friday, June 20, 2003 4:59 PM
Subject: Moratorium on cell towers near schools
Roy Remember Sullivan Heights School?Here are the
lastest results of a
battle to stop children from being fried by microwave near schools in BC
A information meeting at the school,earlier in the
year, which was
attended by Mary McBride of BC Cancer Agency,who told the people, in
attendance, that there are no known health effects from cellphone
towers,did not convince the people, and as a result the pressure from
the students,teachers,and the Parent Advisory Council was enough to
dissolve the 20 year contract to place antenna's on the school roof,
that had been signed by the school, with the cellphone company. A STEP
IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.
It was just today June 17, 2003
that my fax received a copy of a letter sent to Sullivan Heights PAC
regarding Resolution #7, Prohibiting the Siting of Cellular Phone Masts
or Antennae on School Buildings and School Grounds.
This resolution was passed by the 2,500 Parent
Advisory Councils [Known
as PTAs in the United States] in British Columbia, Canada at their
Annual General Meeting. It puts a moratorium on cell towers near or on
schools throughout our entire province. Our next step is to get those
few antennae, which were erected before parents got wise, removed.
This should set a precedent throughout Canada and
the rest of the world.
If the health and well-being of our kids aren't important, what is?
Plug pulled on Sullivan Heights cell tower
By Sheila Reynolds
A girl of the school of Valladolid next to
antennae of mobile phone
system died of cancer
SCHOOLS GIVE LESSONS ON MOBILE PHONE DANGERS
The U.K. Mirror 17/1/00
ASK THE EXPERTS: IS SCHOOL MAKING MY CHILD
Planning committee meeting on August 7
Residents angry at go-ahead for mast
Councillors approved proposals from T-Mobile to install three additional
masts and a transmission dish on the roof of Dartmouth Court, in
Dartmouth Grove, Blackheath, at a planning committee meeting on August
August 12, 2003
Residents angry at go-ahead for mast
By Adrian Kwintner
RESIDENTS campaigning against plans for mobile
phone masts on their
block of flats say they are "disgusted" at Lewisham Council's decision
to grant the application.
Councillors approved proposals from T-Mobile to
install three additional
masts and a transmission dish on the roof of Dartmouth Court, in
Dartmouth Grove, Blackheath, at a planning committee meeting on August
The council gave the go-ahead to the plans despite
120 letters from
residents with fears about health risks, the visual impact and the
impact on property prices.
Dartmouth Court Residents' Association says
T-Mobile already has a mast
on their roof and the only person to benefit from the proposals would be
the freeholder whose interest is purely financial.
Dartmouth Court Residents' Association chairman
Philip Bartlem said:
"I'm pretty disgusted by the council's decision."
Gareth Scarlett, 34, who also lives in Dartmouth
Court, said: "New
antennas means extra income for the freeholder." "That makes it more
expensive for us residents to buy the freehold."
John Bunker, who owns the freehold of the flats,
said: "Anything that's
put up there is put up there under the auspices of the Health and Safety
Executive." The council granted planning permission on the grounds the
installation would not have a significant effect on the appearance of
Dartmouth Court and work will not be carried out until an approved sound
insulation scheme has been adopted.
A T-Mobile spokesman said: "We've had the mast
since 1992 and all we're
doing is upgrading it to increase capacity and meet the demands of
customers." Meanwhile, Ladywell residents say they cannot afford to
appeal to the High Court over Hutchison 3G's plans to erect antennae on
Ladywell Water Tower, in Dressington Avenue.
Lewisham's planning committee had failed to make a
decision on the
application within the required eight-week period. This allowed
Hutchison 3G to appeal to the Secretary of State. A Government-appointed
inspector then overruled Lewisham Council's belated refusal of the
Residents Against the Mast (Ram) will now
challenge an application for a
second mast on the tower by Vodafone.
Informant: Dr. Miguel Muntané
This may be hard to believe, but in 1969/70 when I
was working for
Lufthansa in Frankfurt Main Airport, when I was on the ramp, I could
close my eyes and always know where the field radar dish was as it
turned -- I could FEEL the hot wash of the radar off my face and my
Parkinson¹s Drug Linked to Gambling
Reported August 13, 2003
Parkinson¹s Drug Linked to Gambling
(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study finds an unusual
side effect from drug
therapy in some Parkinson¹s patients. Certain dopamine agonists
signs of causing some patients to become excessive gamblers.
Dopamine is a chemical substance that is produced
in the brain that
allows people to have smooth movements. Parkinson¹s patients have a
severe shortage of dopamine. Drug therapies for Parkinson¹s focus
increasing dopamine. Researchers at Muhammad Ali Parkinson Research
Center in Phoenix conducted a study to see if excessive gambling could
be a side effect of one drug therapy.
For the study, researchers looked at the data of
1,884 patients who were
seen at the center during one year. They found nine patients had
gambling problems. All nine were taking levodopa and a dopamine agonist.
In the brain levodopa is transformed into dopamine. The other study drug
activates the dopamine receptor in the brain.
None of the patients had a previous history of
gambling. Researchers say
seven of the patients started gambling within one month after their
dosage of the dopamine agonist was increased. All of the patients were
in the advanced stages of the disease. Study authors say the gambling
was severe enough to cause financial problems and two of the patients
lost more than $60,000.
Researchers say after a caretaker or family member
noticed the gambling
problem, the patients¹ drug therapies were changed. For most of the
patients the new treatment plan fixed the problem. Researchers feel
higher dosages of dopamine agonist may be to blame for excessive
gambling. They add while the risk of this side effect is small, doctors
need to inform patients about this unusual side effect.
This article was reported by Ivanhoe.com .
SOURCE: Neurology, 2003;61:422-423
One of your readers/writers put a website about the chemtrails,
anyway when I looked in the website, I found something important about
The writer explains that AIDS is a man made virus.
He writes: "On
September 28, 1998 I filed suit against the United States for the
"creation", "production" and "proliferation" of AIDS.
On November 7, 2000, the appeals court agreed with
the lower court and
held AIDS bioengineering as "frivolous." The world continues to wait for
the court to rule on the resubmitted issues. The court can not continue
to simply brush aside our experts and the government's flowchart."
People should know.
Not too pretty-
Phtalates are chemicals that cause serious health hazards and yet,
are inside our cosmetic products. This report brings data about which
well known brands products that were tested, contained phtalates, and
explains the risks, including Calvin Klein, Lancome Paris, Avon, and
Informant: Iris Atzmon
ACTION: Your Mind & Human Rights
- 13 August 2003
*** please forward! ***
Cyber Action: Please Forward.
This is a Three Day Count Down Until a Hunger
Strike Begins for Human
Rights in Mental Health!
*Action*: You Are Encouraged to Phone *This*
Friday, 15 August 2003, to
the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Ask for Any Evidence for Their Claim of the
"Biological Basis of Mental
Please Keep Calling *Every* Weekday Until "Fast
for Freedom" Requests
This Saturday, half a dozen advocates for human
rights in mental health
will fly to Pasadena, California...gather in a rented building... and
stop eating. Why?
Choice is being squeezed out of the mental health
system by the
psychiatric drug industry and the organizations that they fund. Families
with a member in crisis increasingly have just one choice: Drugs,
drugs, drugs, drugs and more drugs.
We are pro-choice. Many of our members choose to
psychiatric drugs. But true freedom means the right to *choose* from
For news and updates on the Fast for Freedom in
Mental Health, including
the latest news release, bio's & photos of fasters & the
panel, statement of demands, fact sheet and more, see:
Helping two indigenous communities of Mbya
Dear Friends of Omega:
I know your list is linked with our common concern on radiofrequencies
and microwaves. nevertheless, I will ask your support (and the support
of Omegas' members) for helping two indigenous communities of Mbya,
which lives in the subtropical rainforest of Misiones. I work with them,
and I'm trying to help the Mbya in their battle to be recognized as the
true owners of their current territory.
I enclose, in the attach, an explanation plus a letter, both in
Dr. Raúl A. Montenegro, Biólogo. Presidente de FUNAM
(Fundación para la
defensa del ambiente). Casilla de Correo 83, Correo Central.
(5000) Córdoba, Argentina. Tel +54-351-4557710 y 4551441
Tel +54-351-4690282 (FUNAM) Fax +54-351-4520260 y 4557710
Radioaviso: Tel +54-351-4521313 (mensaje para Clave 2521)
Tekoa Yma and Tekoa Kapi'I Yvate are two Mbya
communities that lives within UNESCO's Reserve of the Biosphere of
Yaboti, in Misiones province, Argentina. The Guarani have been living in
the subtropical forest during 3,200 years. Both communities are
suffering the environmental damage produced by the Mocona Forest timber
company, and cruel raids of foreign hunters. The Mocona Forest S.A. is
extracting big trees throughout the Mbya territory, and opening and
enlarging unnecessary roads. Their activities are disguised of
"Management plans", in most of the cases approved by the government of
Misiones. Even a new airport for small planes is planned within the
I have been living with them, walking their trails
in the forest, eating
their food and jointly perceiving the environmental damage produced by
the timber company Mocona Forestal S.A., other enterprises and hunters.
Next week I come back to Tekoa Yma and Tekoa Kapi'i Yvate. They have a
short history of contacts with non-Mbya cultures. Until recently their
kids were growing healthy. Now, medicinal trees are more and more
scarce. We can listen the noise produced by the bulldozers and the
falling trees. They don't speak Spanish. People from our colleague
organization ENDEPA is helping them to defend their rights in the Court
of Justice. Now we are requesting your help. Sending an E-mail or letter
you can save lives, antique cultures and trees.
The communities of Tekoa Yma and Tekoa Kapi'i
Yvate are obtaining their
medicinal plants, food, materials and water from 5,000 hectares of
subtropical forest (the Paranaense ecosystem). For the timber company
such surface belong to them, and not to the Mbya Guarani. Even having
40,000 hectares of lands, the Mocona Forest S.A. do not recognize the
Mbya territory of 5,000 hectares, and is planning to push them into a
200 to 300 hectares property. Such silent genocide of trees and
environment will produce a silent and unprecedented genocide of Mbya
We are asking you, and your organization, to
support the struggle of the
Mbya. During centuries they have been living as non-agricultural
harvesters, fishermen and hunters. The biodiversity of the Yaboti
Reserve cannot be reduced nor destroyed. If the forest survive, the Mbya
will survive. If the Mbya survive, the forest will survive too.
Below you can found a draft of the letter of
request. Such letter could
be simultaneously send to the Minister of Ecology of Misiones province,
the Undersecretary of Forests and the Undersecretary of Ecology (San
Lorenzo 1538, N3300MDH Posadas, Misiones, Email:
We will appreciate if you can send to us a
copy of your letter (E-mail: email@example.com
; Postal address: FUNAM,
Casilla de Correo 83, Correo Centrral, 5000 Cordoba, Argentina.
Telephone: +54-351-4557710 and 4551441).
The Mbya and ourselves we appreciate your support!.
Dr. Raúl A. Montenegro, Biologist
President of FUNAM and professor of Evolutionary Biology at the National
University of Cordoba (Argentina). Global 500 Award from UNEP (1989).
LETTER OF REQUEST
Mr. M. Alterach, Minister of Ecology
Mr. José Cabral, Undersecretary of Forests.
Mr. Juan Pablo Cinto, Undersecretary of Ecology
Ministery of Ecology, Misiones province, Argentina.
Address: San Lorenzo 1538, N3300MDH Posadas,
Provincia de Misiones, Argentina.
Telephone: +54-3572- 447591 Email:
The Mbya indigenous communities of Tekoa Yma and
Tekoa Kapi'I Yvate are
asking the restitution of their lands and forests. Under non-indigenous
cultures such lands belongs to the timber company Mocona Forestal S.A.
This approach do not recognize 32 centuries of Guarani and subtropical
forest symbiosis. The Mbya live in their original lands and forests, and
use in a sustainable way more than 5,000 hectares of high biodiversity
environments. Nevertheless, the timber company Mocona Forestal S.A. is
extracting large quantities of subtropical trees, whose roots, barks and
leaves are used as drugs for the treatment of diseases. When destroying
their medicinal plants, the company is destroying the Mbya health,
welfare and future. It´s necessary to stop the current
the Yaboti Reserve, and to recognize the current 5,000 hectares
territory of the Tekoa Yma and Tekoa Kapi'i Yvate communities as a Mbya
We ask your government: (1) To restore Parcel 7
and Parcel 8, which
represent more than 5,000 hectares of Subtropical Forest in the Yaboti
Reserve, to the communities of Tekoa Yma and Tekoa Kapi'i Yvate. (2) To
put in force Article 41st. (environment) and Article 75, paragraph 17
(indigenous rights), both from the Constitution of Argentina, and ILO
Convention 167 on indigenous rights. (3) To effectively protect UNESCO's
Reserve of the Biosphere of Yaboti. (4) To stop the extracting of trees
by the Mocona Forestal S.A. and the raids of hunters within the Reserve.
(5) To stop the opening and enlargement of roads. (6) To protect the
culture of the Mbya and their relationship with the Paranaense
Subtropical Forest, and (7) To ban any attempt for building an airport
within the Yaboti Reserve.
Name of the signatory.
Name of the organization.
Address (including street, city, area code etc.).
E-mail, Web Page.
Please, send a copy of your letter to FUNAM
; Postal address: FUNAM, Casilla de Correo 83, Correo Central, 5000
Cordoba, Argentina. Telephone: +54-351-4557710 and 4551441). Many
thanks!. With your letter you have contributed to save lives, and to
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