Hi Klaus: attached is the email response I received
from Fiona Crowley, officer in charge of Amnesty's (Ireland) 2003 Human
Rights Campaign for the Mentally Ill. Before drafting a response, I would
greatly appreciate input from your members, so that arguments in support
of the legitimacy of our EHS Human Rights violations being included in
this Mental Illness campaign are maximised.
A google entry of "Amnesty International Mental
Health Report 2003" will give access to a lot of print articles on
Best, Imelda, Cork, Ireland
Human Rights Campaign for
the Mentally Ill omits medical misdiagnoses
I am Amnesty's Policy Officer with responsibility for
the mental illness campaign. I wrote the article in the Amnesty Ireland
article to which you refer.
While we appreciate your particular difficulty in trying
to assert your right to be correctly identified as electrosensitive, our
campaign will promote the rights of people with mental illness. We in
no way imply that electrosensitivity is a mental illness. As you are aware,
Amnesty is not an expert on mental illness, but rather an expert on international
human rights law.
We are campaigning very generally for the services
and therapies that should be available to people with mental illness according
to international human rights law and best practice. I'm sure you'll agree
that a great many people in Ireland, as throughout the world, have a mental
illness, and for those in need of mental health care, the Irish mental
health system is in much need of improvement.
As an Amnesty member, you are also familiar with our
need to employ the language of international standards, and to follow
the guidance of UN agencies like the World Health Organisation, as to
do otherwise would mean that we could not hold states accountable under
I hope that this clarifies our position in relation
to mental illness.
If you have any queries or comments, please feel free
to let me know.
Comments on message "
Occupational exposure to RF/MW and Microwave sickness"
from Kathy Hawk to Don Maisch
As a RF/MW consultant, I have had 2 noteworthy examples
that seem appropriate to mention here.
The first transpired in the early '90s when a cellular
tower was constructed (without protest from my client) on the neighboring
property. It seems that my client was using a weed-wacker to trim the
grass near the property line when he sustained a detached retina which
he did not attribute to the connection between rf/mw transmissions from
the cellular antennas and the metal in the weed-wacker until the next
time the trimming had to be done by his son. The son (a teenager) also
sustained a detached retina while operating the weed-wacker at approximately
the same spot on the property.
The second is from my "Case Study In The Heartland"
copyright 1996 which I will quote.
"In the fall of that year (1990) Mr. Doe, who
had been working on one of the roofs on the tower side of the farm (approximately
1,000 feet from the tower), on a drizzly overcast day, came in that evening
and said: "My ears are killing me. I don't know what's wrong with
my ears." By the next morning, he had holes that were quite deep,
and the diameter of a pencil burned into the soft tissue on the back of
his ears. Since that time, when he works on the roofs on the tower side
of the farm, the exact same thing happens in the exact same place - usually
appearing within 24 hours and on overcast days. The ears take about six
weeks to heal- much like a burn. It was just recently learned that neighboring
farmers have been experiencig the same ear problems. They attribute this
phenomena to the tower because it had never occurred before the tower
was erected but has consistently occurred since. Permanent scar tissue
That particular tower was very low-power and analog
400' tall. I have seen the engineeering reports, and believe me, you've
never seen so many zeros in your life! When their congressman was consulted,
the Does were told that if the company was operating within its license,
there was nothing that could be done. The interesting thing about the
"independent testing" was that while the Does were not told
when the testing was to be done, cellular subscribers in the area complained
that their phones were not working even 2 and 3 miles away. This indicated
to me that the facility was not operating at full capacity when the measurements
were taken. No surprise when the engineering firm determined that the
emissons were well within the safety guidelines.
The Deartment of Health and Human Services, Center
For Disease Control, National Institute For Occuational Safety and Health
also took measurements. The health physicist admitted that there was a
lot missing from the "independent report" but he also found
that the comany was well within the safety guidelines. He used a calibrated
NARDA EMR Monitor, Model 8616 connected to a NARDA electric field isotropic
probe, Model 8621-D that covers the frequency range from 0.3 MHz th 40
Another interesting point was that Mr. Doe was also
diagnosed with premature cataracts at this time. There was no family history
One more personal point. I have been sensitive to things-electrical
all of my life. In fact, I am a pefect gausmeter. I light up if I sit
near a lamp. My skin becomes brilliant red, and if I stay in the field
too long it will peal just like a sunburn. If it didn't sting, I always
thought that the skin part of my sensitivity was actually almost nice
- the color is that good.
However, last July 7th, when my husband had to have
a quintuple by-pass, my skin was so badly burned by the hospital equipment
that I have lost all of the feeling in my forehead! It feels itchy, but
I can scratch it till it bleeds and not feel a thing. I have no idea how
long this will last. Any thoughts from you or anyone on the list?
Digital Angel Corporation Receives FDA and USDA Clearances
to Market Its
New 'Bio-Thermo(TM)' Implantable Microchip for
Use in the Animal Kingdom
Tuesday February 11, 10:28 am ET
The Company's first fully integrated 'temperature-sensing
implantable microchip' builds on its patented RFID implantable microchip
SO. ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/
-- Digital Angel Corporation (Amex: DOC - News) announced today that it
has received written clearances from the Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to market
its new "temperature-sensing implantable microchip" - which
the Company has trademarked as "Bio-Thermo(TM)" - for use in
pets, livestock, and other animals.
Bio-Thermo is the Company's first fully integrated
implantable bio-sensing microchip that can transmit a signal containing
accurate temperature readings to the Company's proprietary RFID (Radio
Frequency Identification) scanners.
The Company views the introduction of the new Bio-Thermo
microchip as a significant stepping stone. The clearances will allow the
Company to move forward with its business plan and bring this technology
to the animal market in the near future. The Bio-Thermo technology - along
with additional biosensors being developed by the Company - is built on
the Company's "keystone" implantable RFID microchip patents.
The Company believes this Bio-Thermo technology and other biosensors in
the future will provide vital internal diagnostics about the health of
animals more efficiently and accurately than the invasive techniques used
in the industry today. With this new technology, accurate temperature
readings can be obtained by simply passing the Company's proprietary handheld
scanner over the animal or by having the animal walk through a portal
Today's Bio-Thermo announcement is part of the Company's
long-held strategic objective to turn unique, vital data into critical,
life-enhancing information. This development is the result of the Company's
long-standing pioneering effort, building on its 1993 "keystone"
RFID patent, to integrate reliable biosensor technology with implantable
RFID microchips, thereby enabling non-invasive, wireless monitoring systems.
About Digital Angel Corporation
On March 27, 2002, Digital Angel Corporation completed
a merger with Medical Advisory Systems, Inc., which for two decades has
operated a 24/7, physician-staffed response center in Owings, Maryland.
Prior to the merger, Digital Angel Corporation was a 93% owned subsidiary
of Applied Digital Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADSX - News), which now is
a beneficial owner of the company.
Digital Angel(TM) technology represents the first-ever
combination of advanced sensors and Web-enabled wireless telecommunications
linked to Global Positioning Systems (GPS).
By utilizing advanced sensor capabilities, Digital
Angel is able to monitor key functions - such as ambient temperature and
physical movement - and transmit that data, along with accurate emergency
location information, to a ground station or monitoring facility. The
company also invented, manufactures and markets implantable identification
microchips the size of a grain of rice for use in humans, companion pets,
fish, and livestock. Digital Angel Corp. owns the patents for its inventions
in all applications of the implantable microchip technology for humans
and animals. For more information about Digital Angel Corp., visit www.DigitalAngelCorp.com.
DIGITAL ANGEL CORP. UNVEILS FIRST IN SERIES OF MINIATURIZED GPS SYSTEMS
FOR MOBILE CONNECTIVITY TO PEOPLE AND ASSETS
Unit Is Viewed As Key Entry In Emerging Market For
Connectivity Devices That Are Small, Mobile And Wireless
Las Vegas, NV, January 9, 2003 -- Digital Angel Corporation
(AMEX: DOC) today unveiled the first in a series of new miniaturized GPS
locator products for mobile connectivity to people, pets and assets at
the annual Consumer Electronics Show here. The company's exhibit is in
South Hall 4 at Booth 33267.
The new unit is considered an important development
in the emerging market for small, portable devices that provide wireless,
mobile connectivity between people, or between people and their pets or
assets. The device also offers emergency and medical alert features.
The device enables the location of a person, pet or
asset to be tracked by authorized people via GPS mapping software over
dial-up or high-speed Internet connections at a special website, or by
simply calling the Digital Angel AlertCall Center.
The lightweight wearable unit combines a GPS chip set,
modem and antenna in a single device weighing less than 3.5 ounces, making
it substantially smaller than the company's current two-piece product.
The company said it is expected to retail for under
Officials said the unit incorporates the GSM/GPRS cellular
platform using Wavecom, Inc.'s new WISMO high performance modem. GSM (Global
System for Mobile communications) is the cellular platform employed by
roughly 80 percent of the world's wireless phone carriers including AT&T
Wireless, Cingular wireless and T-Mobile (formerly VoiceStream). Up to
now, the company's GPS systems operated only over the CDMA protocol used
by Verizon and Sprint.
Digital Angel Corp. distinguishes itself in the field
of GPS technology developers by also providing around-the-clock alert
monitoring backed by the industry's most experienced 24/7 physician-manned
The new lightweight units will offer three alert modes
initially: Emergency Alert (subscriber sends alert); WanderAlert (signals
when subscriber has violated pre-set geographical boundaries for use with
parole monitoring or Alzheimer's patients, for example) and Low BatteryAlert
(signals when less 30 minutes of power are left).
CBS promotes Chip for Kids
Tuesday, February 11, 9PM ET/PT
"Where You Are"
Video preview online
Alvin and Nick clash over ethics when Nick's Fallin
and Fallin client asks him to test a new product and he uses the kids
at LSP to do it.
©MMIII, CBS Broadcasting Inc
Program date February 11th 2003
Man wants friends to invest in CHIP ID braclettes for
Children. They pay $ 500 for each child to test out the "GPS CHIP"
in the wrist band.