* Magnetic fields and neurodegenerative diseases - Legal threat to phone masts - Dail to probe health risks of mobiles - Universal jurisdiction - Wal-Mart did secret test of RFID - HAARP To Quadruple Its Power - U.S. patent 6,506,148 - The Dawn of the E-Bomb - Shell in the Hot Seat - UK cuts rainforest funding to meet Iraq costs (14/11/03)
Magnetic fields and neurodegenerative diseases
An important observation, good study.

Andrew Michrowski

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Subject: champs magnétiques et maladies neurodégénératives
From: André Fauteux
Date: Wed, 12 Nov 2003 20:52:31 -0500
To: andrew michrowski

On 12/11/03 15:13, "Noël, André" wrote:

Epidemiology. 2003 Jul;14(4):420-6; discussion 427-8.

Neurodegenerative diseases in welders and other workers exposed to high
levels of magnetic fields.

Hakansson N, Gustavsson P, Johansen C, Floderus B.

Institute of Environmental Medicine, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm,
Sweden. niclas.hakansson@imm.ki.se

BACKGROUND: Previous work has suggested an increase in risk of
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and Alzheimer's disease among
workers exposed to extremely low-frequency magnetic fields (ELF-MF). We
evaluated the relation between ELF-MF from occupational exposures and
mortality from neurodegenerative diseases. METHODS: The study was based
on a cohort of Swedish engineering industry workers, comprising 537,692
men and 180,529 women. The cohort was matched against the 3 most recent
censuses and The Causes of Death Registry. Levels of ELF-MF exposure
were obtained by linking occupation according to the censuses to a job
exposure matrix. We used 4 levels of exposure and considered both the
primary and contributing causes of death, 1985-96. RESULTS: The risk of
Alzheimer's disease as primary or contributing cause of death increased
with increasing exposure to ELF-MF among both men and women, with a
relative risk (RR) of 4.0 and a 95% confidence interval (95% CI) of
1.4-11.7 in the highest exposure group for both sexes combined. There
was a RR of 2.2 (95% CI: 1.0-4.7) for ALS in the highest exposure group
with the suggestion of an exposure-response relationship. No evidence of
increased risk was seen for Parkinson's disease or multiple sclerosis.
CONCLUSIONS: The findings support previous observations of an increased
risk of Alzheimer's disease and ALS among employees occupationally
exposed to ELF-MF. Further studies based on morbidity data are warranted.

PMID: 12843765 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

André Noël
La Presse
7, rue Saint-Jacques
Montréal (Québec)
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Téléphone: 514-350-4858
Fax: 514-285-6808
Courriel: anoel@lapresse.ca


Legal threat to phone masts
By Tom Spender

Protesters stand a good chance of taking the Government to court to
block new mobile phone masts, according to a pressure group.

A swathe of recent High Court judgements have ruled against the
Government and mobile phone companies if planning inspectors had failed
to consider health when making a decision about whether to allow a mast.

Previously, many local authorities claimed that objecting to the masts
on health grounds was irrelevant because the masts fall within
guidelines set by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation
Protection (ICNIRP).

Lisa Oldham, from the group Mast Sanity, said: "Local councils have been
bullied by the Government into not taking health as a planning
consideration. But if 300 people were to complain about health not being
taken into consideration then, in theory, they should win."

The recent rulings also open the door for residents to contest previous
decisions which have used the ICNIRP guidelines as an excuse not to look
at health.

Last week, Mr Justice Richards revoked the permission of Hutchinson 3G
to erect a 40-foot mast 22 yards from the front door of a pregnant
27-year-old woman in Hampshire.

"The planning inspectors are getting it wrong. A lot of councils were
refusing masts and the inspectors [on behalf of the Government] were
overruling them and saying the masts conformed to ICNIRP. All of those
decisions are wrong," said Mrs Oldham.

In planning guidance to local authorities, the Government said health
can be a material concern. But in the next paragraph it said: "However,
it is the Government's firm view that the planning system is not the
place for determining health safeguards."

Mrs Oldham added that many councils were so worried about wasting money
on appeals made by phone companies against planning refusals that they
simply gave in.

"They feel that the threat of being taken to court, although more
expensive, is less likely than that of going to appeal and losing," she

Despite the threat of legal action, a spokesman for Barnet Council said
it had not changed its policy on smaller masts. "Phone masts under 15
metres traditionally can only be opposed on appearance and siting
grounds," he said.

Last month, a study by Dutch scientists claimed third generation mobile
phone emissions did affect well-being, causing headaches and nausea.
Mobile phone companies have claimed that the research is not credible
until it has been independently corroborated.

10:47am Wednesday 29th October 2003




Dail to probe health risks of mobiles
From:The Irish Independent
Monday, 3rd November, 2003

THE health risks of mobile phone headsets are to be examined in a major
investigation to be carried out by the Dail's Communications Committee.

The Irish Independent has learned the committee agreed to begin a study
into the safety of mobile phones in terms of radiation and damage to the

The inquiry, which will start in the new year, will draw on
international studies.

In this state, up to 70pc of the population now use mobile phones.

According to Noel O'Flynn (FF), chair of the communications committee,
while there has been no conclusive scientific evidence to prove any
long-term effect of mobile phone usage, some recent studies have
suggested otherwise.

In Britain, health chiefs are involved in ongoing research and found
that using mobiles does affect brain activity and that there are
significant gaps in our scientific knowledge of the risks.

They warn of the dangers to young people in particular since the head
and nervous system are still developing into the teenage years.

Britain's health ministry experts recommended that in line with a
precautionary approach, the widespread use of mobile phones by children
- under the age of 16 - should be discouraged for non-essential calls.

Mr O'Flynn said recent research in Finland suggested radiation from
mobile phones causes changes in the brain and concluded that even low
level emissions from handsets are damaging.

He said: "Swedish scientists found that mobile phones damage key brain
cells and could trigger Alzheimer's Disease while the World Health
Organisation last year warned parents against letting their children
spend too much time on mobile phones because tests showed higher
electromagnetic waves in places where mobiles are frequently used."

Mr O'Flynn added that he believed that this information was strong
enough to merit more research.

"As a committee we intend to invite cancer and radiation specialists to
appear before us as well as Department of Health officials and experts
in the field of mobile phone technology," Mr O'Flynn said.

"At the moment it is too soon to reach a definitive verdict on health
risks from mobile phones but I stress neither has research given it the
all-clear and the Dail Communications Committee is committed to fully
debate this issue, bringing it firmly into the public domain and reach
valuable conclusions," he said.

Kathy Donaghy


Informant: Reinhard Rueckemann


Universal jurisdiction
Universal Jurisdiction - the duty of states to enact and enforce legislation

Informant: chairman FFI INT


P&G, Wal-Mart did secret test of RFID
Chicago Sun-Times

"Shoppers in a suburban Tulsa, Okla., Wal-Mart were unwitting guinea
pigs earlier this year in a secret study that two of America's largest
corporations never expected you'd know about. In the study, uncovered by
the Chicago Sun-Times, shelves in a Wal-Mart in Broken Arrow, Okla.,
were equipped with hidden electronics to track the Max Factor Lipfinity
lipstick containers stacked on them. The shelves and Webcam images were
viewed 750 miles away by Procter & Gamble researchers in Cincinnati who
could tell when lipsticks were removed from the shelves and could even
watch consumers in action." [This article is included as a boxed
"sidebar" to the main article on the page] (11/10/03)


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


HAARP To Quadruple Its Power
 From The ARRL Letter, Vol 22, No 43
on October 31, 2003

 From The ARRL Letter, Vol 22, No 43 http://www.arrl.org/ on October 31,

Technical Specialist Richard Lampe, KL1DA, represented the League at the
2003 High Frequency Active Auroral Research Project (HAARP)
http://www.haarp.alaska.edu/ RFI meeting September 24 at the HAARP site
near Gakona, Alaska.

"Joint funding through DARPA will allow HAARP to quadruple in size from
its current 960 kW output to 3.6 MW," Lampe says.

"When completed in 2006, HAARP will then be the premier ionospheric
research facility with beam-steering capabilities that other similar
arrays worldwide don't have."

Under terms of its experimental license, HAARP must transmit on a
non-interference basis, and Lampe--who is ARRL liaison to HAARP--says
the staff at the control center immediately shut down the transmitters
when harmonics were detected on 75/80 meters during experiments last year.

"Alaska hams monitor the bands and aid HAARP engineers by reporting RFI
issues as soon as they happen," Lampe said.

Source: The ARRL Letter Vol. 22, No. 43 October 31, 2003


Source: http://www.rense.com/general44/haarp.htm


Michel Chossudovsky on H.A.A.R.P.

Informant: buffalosouljah


U.S. patent 6,506,148

Physiological effects have been observed in a human subject in response
to stimulation of the skin with weak electromagnetic fields that are
pulsed with certain frequencies near1/2 Hz or 2.4 Hz, such as to excite
a sensory resonance. Many computer monitors and TV tubes, when
displaying pulsed images, emit pulsed electromagnetic fields of
sufficient amplitudes to cause such excitation. It is therefore possible
to manipulate the nervous system of a subject by pulsing images
displayed on a nearby computer monitor or TV set.

Informant: Romy

Omega: see also http://tinyurl.com/hd2b


The Dawn of the E-Bomb

The cover story of the November IEEE Spectrum magazine covers the
technology behind microwave weapons, in both the ultra-wideband and
narrowband formats. The most comprehensive and least BS story I've seen
so far. Scary stuff.


Loring Wirbel


Shell in the Hot Seat

In a recent message to BioGems Defenders, Shell Canada -- the leading
industrial player in Canada's Castle wilderness -- claims that its goals
in the region are compatible with environmental protection. The two-page
letter, mailed to nearly 20,000 activists so far, details Shell's
efforts to improve its on-the-ground practices and to better understand
the impact of oil and gas activities such as road-building on Castle
wildlife. But here's what Shell isn't telling you: Even as the company
publicizes its steps to curb development in certain areas, it is
maneuvering to expand its quest for energy to the Castle's pristine
core. Just last summer, Shell began a seismic gas survey to determine
the extent of resources on Castle lands, including those zoned as
critical wildlife habitat.

The Canadian Rockies' Castle wilderness lies on a crucial migration
route for large mammals such as wolves and bears, as well as for roughly
60 bird species. If Shell really believed that "the natural beauty of
the area should be preserved for generations to come," as its letter
states, it would halt all new drilling there. Now that Shell is paying
attention, it's time to turn up the pressure!

Urge Shell to cease drilling in the Castle wilderness.
Go to: http://www.savebiogems.org/castle/takeaction.asp


UK cuts rainforest funding to meet Iraq costs

O.T. themes:


Activists gather for Paris forum

Soros pledges $US15.5 million to oust Bush

CIA: Iraq Security to Get Worse

US crackdown on bioterror is backfiring

Informant: Jean Hudon


March 20, 2004: Global Day of Action on the One-Year Anniversary of the
Iraq War
The world still says no to war! One year after the illegal U.S. attack
on Iraq, people will take to the streets all around the world to
demonstrate their continuing opposition to the U.S. invasion and
occupation of Iraq, and their ongoing commitment to peace and justice.


Informant: Global Network


Patriot Act spawns like laws, like abuses

Mistreating soldiers and veterans

Defining the resistance in Iraq: It's not foreign and it's well prepared

The thwarted Iraqi peace proposals

Miscalculations and misconceptions

Ask Orwell

Invisible leadership

America is more divided than ever

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


MEDIUM RARE by Jim Rarey


In Surreal Development, Bush Administration Routes TIPS Calls to TV Show
"America's Most Wanted"


When neighbors attack!


Act Now! Stop Halliburton Oil Corruption
Action | www.ourfuture.org

Yesterday, the Bush Administration announced a renewal of Halliburton's
no-bid contract for oil services in Iraq. For six weeks, ranking
Democrats in Congress Rep. Dingell and Rep. Waxman have requested that
Bush's Office of Management and Budget (OMB) provide information about
Halliburton's contracts in Iraq.

According to independent reports, the US is subsidizing more than 90% of
oil in Iraq, a country with the second largest oil reserve in the world.
And while social programs are facing massive budget cuts, the
Administration has entered in a contract with Halliburton, a company
whose pricing techniques have been described by a leading energy expert
as highway robbery.

Ask Bush's OMB to provide the American people with information on
Halliburton's pricing and on oil imports into Iraq.

Informant: oscully

A Short Sighted Energy Policy: Halliburton, Oil, and the Need for a New
Energy and Jobs Strategy


CIA warns of defeat

Reasons Not to Invade Iraq, by George Bush Sr.

The Silence of the Writers

Cheney’s Long Path to War

Continuing Collateral Damage

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