Newsletter (12 March 2004)



“The aim is to confirm that the low-intensity electromagnetic fields used by such phones have no measurable effect on the human hearing system”.

Dr. William Steward. “We commend the World Health Organization (WHO) for encouraging the use of standard experimental protocols under realistic exposure conditions relevant to mobile phone technology. (1.56)"

1. WRONG EMITTING POWER: “normal is …... microW/cm2?.  2,500 microW/cm2?

“specified phone radiation exposure at the normal output….”


Helpful report presented to the Honorable Peter Franchot, Delegate Maryland General Assembly.

Dr. George Carlo (February 2001) “Recent reports in the news media that three statistical studies found no link between cell phones and cancer were widely hailed as reassuring news by the wireless industry”. “But those studies contained crucial flaws that received little media scrutiny. That's why they actually pose a new danger –– a danger of false assurances that could lull people into thinking they don't need to take basic precautions to protect themselves when using cell phones. Your bill corrects that problem”.


“mobile phone electromagnetic fields at frequencies of 900 and 1800 megahertz (MHz) for a short time...

· The investigation must be done with permanent “24 hours mobile phone radiation” and during weeks.


“we are waiting for all the centres involved in this research to complete their testing before we can corroborate this on a more comprehensive basis."

Dr. Neil Cherry, (May 2000). "My problem is that there is so much research that shows adverse biological and health effects, but there is a concerted campaign to ignore, discredit or attack the messengers.”

Dr. George Carlo (October 1999). "Laboratory studies looking at the ability of radiation from a phone's antenna to cause functional genetic damage were definitively positive, and were following a dose- response relationship."


The 10 mts. security distance coincides with the one established by Dr. L. Klitzing in 1995 for a mobile phone 0.1 microW/cm2 power which causes E.E.G. alteration.


Precaution alive and well in Argentina

As I mentioned in the previous message: "While the Telcorps continue to try to redefine "precaution" into a meaningless nonsense The concept is being applied successfully in other areas....."

Cell phone siting is a BIG ongoing issue in the Spanish speaking world but we unfortunately do not hear much about it because of the language barrier. The following news article from The Capitol  in  Argentina shows that they do not hesitate to apply  the precautionary principle. Please excuse my rough translation.

Don Maisch


9 March 2004

They recommend precaution for the siting of cell phone antennas

The local government of the Town of Santa Fe recommended to apply in the case of the cell phone system antennae siting the "principle of precaution" consecrated in the national law 25.675, that states:

"When there may be serious and irreversible danger of damage, the absence of information or scientific certainty should not be used to defer the efficient adoption of measures to impede the degradation of the environment".

Since the agency recalled besides that "the supposed harmful effect of the electromagnetic fields on the human being is alert of scientific opinion on the part of the World Health Organization, the U.S. Environmental Agency and the Technical Commission of the European Union.

The problem in the Juan Bautista of The Salle school

On the same day, a communiqué of the local government of the Town was released in which The Capital revealed that parents of students of the Institute of Juan Bautista of The Salle withdrew its children from the school for fear of radiation generated from the enormous tower that is installed in the patio of the school.

In relation to this, in a statement that carries the approval of the defender of the local town, Carlos Bermúdez, recalled that in Rosary there is in force the ordinance 7.122, that determines that "no two cell towers of a wireless phone system within a diameter of 800 meters can operate and all should be withdrawn the that are found installed in schools, hospitals, churches and clubs."

What is more, the antenna that is installed in the Salle school was not authorized by the Municipality and the clear intention of the Executive exists to withdraw it. But as  assured by the municipal secretary of Government, Juan Carlos Zabalza, "the Federal Justice puts bonds" so that the removal will be carried out.

In the city only three of the 116 antennae that have been installed are authorized by the municipality.


T.V. show was blocked

Apparently, someone was very threatened by the fact that a debate was going to happen on NMational Israeli T.V. about cellular antennas. One of the scientists who were supposed to talk on the show, was told by the T.V representative that the T.V program bothered someone (she didn't say who) who made sure that there was not going to be such a debate on T.V., and they cancelled the debate. The program, "Popolitics", dealt with other issues at the same evening. It's very hot issue here (as anywhere else). Actually, it is SUCH a hot topic, that silence is the way it is dealt with.

Iris Atzmon


Stray Voltage kills people and animals walking

We have stray current from overhead lines that kill cows in the fields, now walking down the street!!

(March 12)

On Jan. 16, 30-year-old architect Jodie Lane was electrocuted while walking through New York's East Village with her two dogs. Her dogs were shocked first. She noticed they were in distress, and when she tried to help them, she stepped onto the electrified metal cover of a utility box. An investigation by Consolidated Edison found that utility workers had failed to properly wrap an exposed wire.

In Chicago, a dog was electrocuted Jan. 27 after touching a charged metal grate. City inspectors found clipped wiring under a utility box nearby. "It's being caused by contractors that are doing sloppy jobs of cleaning up their mess." -Robert Gonsalves, chairman of electrical engineering at Tufts University

At least three dogs have been electrocuted over the past four years in Boston, which like New York is an old, densely populated city with many underground systems. George Morton was walking Oscar, his yellow Labrador, through the city's Charlestown neighborhood last month when the dog suddenly froze on the sidewalk, let out a piercing howl and began thrashing about violently. The animal died on the spot, killed by 100 volts from an underground cable.

Humans are generally in less danger than dogs because their rubber- or leather-soled shoes serve as insulators.

Experts say the phenomenon is a result of an ever-expanding network of underground lines and constant digging by work crews. "It's being caused by contractors that are doing sloppy jobs of cleaning up their mess," said Robert Gonsalves, chairman of electrical engineering at Tufts University. "Contractors will come in and get a permit and dig up the streets and do this and that, and they don't put it back in the right conditions."

In Boston, the main utility, NStar, took out full-page ads in the Boston Herald and The Boston Globe this week, pledging to check more than 30,000 manholes. But they blamed construction crews, not utility workers.

In New York, Shock Hazard Persisted After Inspections

"It is unacceptable when construction crews can damage our system, walk away from a dangerous situation and then assume no responsibility for what they have done," NStar president Thomas J. May said in the ad.

In one Boston case, a dog was shocked after someone dug up a street in Chinatown, destroyed a wire, and then tried to repair it by wrapping it with police caution tape, NStar spokeswoman Christina McKenna said. The street was still damp from a rainfall, and as the dog walked by a manhole cover, it got a jolt that singed its paws and sent it yelping. "I've never heard a dog make a sound like that before. It was frightening," said the owner, Nora Hayes. Some owners are now buying rubber and leather mitts for their pooches' paws. "We've had a large interest in that since the first news came out a few months ago," said Andy Chan, general manager of a Petco in Boston.

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Copyright 2004 The Associated Press

The latest incident caused some to question whether Con Ed's inspections had been effective.

"Did they fix this problem or not?" said Gunnar Hellekson, 28, a dog owner in the East Village. "It's a simple question. Why can't we get a solid and trustworthy answer?" Mr. Hellekson has founded a group that runs a Web site,, where citizens can report stray voltage. It is named the Jodie Lane Project for the woman who died on Jan. 16.

The Con Ed spokesman, Michael S. Clendenin, said the utility's inspections were "careful and thorough." He said he did not know why the site of the accident on Tuesday had suddenly developed a problem. "We too are looking for answers here," he said. The incident on Tuesday was caused when a frayed underground wire coming from a service box electrified the sidewalk in front of the East Village Tobacco and Grocery store at 136 First Avenue, between Eighth and Ninth Streets. When Con Ed workers arrived, they found that the frayed wire had charged with 88 volts the metal meshing an inch beneath the wet pavement. Mr. Clendenin said the age of the wires at the location, which date back to the 1930's, may have been a factor.

"I'm mad as hell," said Mark Bulvanoski, a 50-year-old construction worker and neighborhood resident whose two dogs were shocked on Tuesday but survived without injury. "It makes me want to leave New York," he said.

The accident comes almost two months after Ms. Lane, 30, was killed while walking her dogs along 11th Street near First Avenue. The day after her death, Con Edison began inspecting construction plates, manhole covers, light poles and street-level electrical boxes throughout the city, finding more than 300 with stray voltage, including 30 with more than 50 volts, enough to kill. After completing the inspections on Feb. 18, the utility said all the problems it found had been fixed.

Since then, Mr. Clendenin said that there were 27 new reports of locations with stray voltage. He said that eight were confirmed to have live current running through them and were immediately fixed. "They keep talking about inspections and corrections," said Manny Hellen, president of Local 1-2 of the Utility Workers Union of America. "The questions are what kind of inspections and why not more permanent solutions?" Mr. Hellen said inspections that require only an external check with a voltage meter were insufficient. He said that visual inspections, where workers actually open the manholes and service boxes and look at the wires, were far more effective in catching problems. Mr. Hellen also suggested that visual inspections were a first step toward identifying wiring and equipment in need of replacement.

"Repairing is not enough," he said, "Unless we start replacing the electrical infrastructure which is past its prime, we are going to see more of these accidents."

Such a proposal would prove more costly for the utility. "There are deeper issues here that Con Ed is going to have to confront," said Assemblyman Paul D. Tonko, a Schenectady Democrat and chairman of the Energy Committee, who is the sponsor of a bill requiring annual visual inspections of all underground wiring in New York City. The bill, which is scheduled for a vote in the coming weeks, also requires the utility to report the problems it finds and how they are fixed. After Ms. Lane's death, the state's Public Service Commission required such an inspection report, and Con Ed is to present it on March 19.

Colin Moynihan contributed reporting for this article.

March 11, 2004

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Method and apparatus for altering a region in the earth's atmosphere, ionosphere, and/or magnetosphere.

Informant: George Paxinos


Global Warming as a Weapon of Mass Destruction

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Stop Sale and Import of Endangered Species


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EPA investigating vapors from microwave popcorn

USA Today


Sink the Law of the Sea Treaty

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


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