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Update of EMR and RFR around the world to June 2010

John Patterson, a telecommunications engineer

John Patterson, a telecommunications engineer borrowed a British army tank and demolished the infrastructure of six mobile phone base stations in the Mt Druitt area of Sydney costing Telstra an estimated $6million. John is one of Australia’s leading radiation experts who has been at the forefront of technology for more than 30 years.  John has worked with every communications technology there is and completed 54 engineering courses to keep up to date. . He was the problem solver for other radiation experts in his field.
He was sacked instantly when he revealed his devastating health findings in 1997 in an Occupational Health & Safety report that ‘the measurement’ of radiation was a “dangerous occurrence”.  This is the highest rated danger on the O.H & S. scale and meant that by law the installation should have been immediately shut down.  Other staff members who found out about this radiation measurement were also sacked without warning. 

John said that digital mobile phone technology uses a combination of frequencies that he was taught were too dangerous to be used together.  He said it was designed to create new channels for interstate communications and for undersea cables.
John says digital radiation from mobile phones and base stations ‘will cause a complete collapse’ in humans.
Footage of this and John’s interview were aired on Channel 7’s  Today/Tonight Program on Monday 16/11/2009. (See his three page report ‘Inconvenient Truth’ here)

The Court of Appeals in Brescia, Italy

The Court of Appeals in Brescia, Italy found in favour of Mr. Innocente Marcolini, 57, who claimed his disability was caused by occupational exposure to mobile phone radiation.  He had a benign tumour on the trigeminal ganglion nerve.  From 2002 Mr. Marcolini was a company executive and used a mobile phone for about five hours each day for work.  He subsequently developed a tumour on the left side of the head where he used the mobile phone and now after the tumour was removed, he suffers from paralysis, eye problems and difficulties in talking and eating. This was all supported by a neurosurgeon and two neurologists. Another man from Cremona who had a very similar job to Mr Marcolini developed a malignant parotid tumour on the left side of head. (Malta Today, 6/1/2010). (Biologist Angelo Levis, Professor of Mutagenesis at the University of Padua).

The Court of Appeals in Rancagua, Chile

The Court of Appeals in Rancagua, Chile has ordered the demolition of a mobile phone base station in Santa Cruz.  In making the decision the judge, Carlos Bunados, stated that the base station violated several conditions of Chilean constitution – ‘the right to life and to physical and psychological integrity’; ‘the right to health protection’ and ‘the right to live in a healthy environment free from all pollution’.
(El Mercurio 4/12/2009).

In Spain, the Plenum Leganés City Council

In Spain, the Plenum Leganés City Council introduced new rules that drastically reduce public exposure from mobile phone base stations.  It requires carriers to comply with an emission limit of 0.1µW/cm² - which is just a fraction of the 1000  0.1µW/cm² that the international limit allows by the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection. The new regulations will also allow residents to access information about the location of all antennas in their neighbourhood.
(http://www.madridiario.es/2009/Diciembre/municipio/leganes/180357/leganes-reducira-las-emissiones-de-las-antennas.html)       

In Canada two more states

In Canada two more states have recognised electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EMS) The Mayor of Grace in Newfoundland declared January as EMS awareness month and the Mayor of Connecticut in the US, Jodi Rell, declared EMS awareness month for the second time – this time for May 2010.

A committee of Canada’s House of Commons conducted a two day hearing on the effects of radiofrequency radiation from communications technology on April 27 and 29, 2010.  The meeting saw evidence presented by international researchers, the mobile phone industry and members of the community in a debate which was widely published in the Canadian press.  Dr. Magda Havas, a researcher from Trent University in Canada, told the committee that ‘it’s definitely not safe to put Wi-Fi into schools’ and that children in such schools have developed headaches.

The Planetary Association for Clean Energy for the Quebec Government including spokesperson Andre Fauteux and several eminent scientists have researched the increased electrical fields in homes.   They say high use of electricity for heating and wiring practices resulted in high exposure in many  homes.  ‘These fields pose well documented risks of leukemia as well as some forms of brain and breast cancer’ said Dr. Samuel S Epstein, Emeritus professor Environmental and Occupational Medicine, Univeristy of Illonois.

In the Indian suburb of New Delhi

In the Indian suburb of New Delhi authorities shut down almost 300 mobile phone base stations because they contravened planning laws.  Under a 2002 order commercial activity is prohibited in a residential area.  To enforce this ruling, authorities switched off power to the towers in the area of Noida.  The decision disabled communication in the area as mobile phones are more common than landlines.  (Financial Times 2/2/2010).

In the Indian state of Rajasthan’s Department of Urban Development and Housing has brought in new strict regulations for the installation of mobile phone base stations.  The new guidelines are aimed at regulating antennas, based on concerns about health impacts suggested by recent research.  The regulations forbid the construction of antennas on any medical or educational building and favour open spaces.  The telecommunications company will be required to obtain ‘No Objection Certificates’ from resident groups and relevant authorities and an engineering certificate guaranteeing safety of the base station.  Carriers will also have to pay a levy on each of their mobile phone base stations – both new and existing – to the local government authority. (Economic Times, 7/12/2009)

In Ghana, The Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology

In Ghana, The Ministry of Environment, Science and Technology has placed an indefinite ban on the construction of new towers, pending a review by an interdepartmental committee.  This is based on health concerns about the emissions and failure of telecommunications companies to observe proper planning regulations. (Ghana Business News 1/2/2010).

The New Zealand Government

The New Zealand Government has released a report in which it recommends a revision of the country’s radiofrequency standard covering telecommunications facilities to ‘ensure that it remains consistent with world’s best practice’.  “There is increasing international evidence that EMR can cause adverse effects even at low exposure levels that are thousands of times below the public safety limits set in our standard.  It is therefore imperative that the scientific basis of our standard be reviewed and that a new standard is developed that protects the public from exposure to biological and chronic effects as well as short term, acute effects.”
(http://www.parliament.nz/NR/rdonlyres/D64590CI-E166-46D1-A078-813DF86ABF87/117688/DBSCH_SCR_4529_Petition2005179ofSarahAllenand3100o.pdf)    

The US State of Maine

The US State of Maine is developing new legislation for protecting children from mobile phone radiation.  The Children’s Wireless Protections Act calls for warnings on mobile phones and buildings that house RF-emitting technology such as base stations.  It also calls for the replacement of WiFi (wireless) computer systems in schools back to the wired connections.

The Children’s Wireless Protection Act introduced by Andrea Boland, required information about radiation levels to be provided with all mobile phones sold.  This was unanimously endorsed by the States’ Legislative Council.  However, after a strong lobby against this decision from the mobile phone industry, it was then rejected in late March.

The US Environmental Health Trust said mobile phone users are five times more likely to develop brain tumours than those who stick to landlines according to recent studies.  The Trust said ‘reanalysis of six major studies of mobile phone usage found they substantially underestimated this cancer causing potential’.  (Herald Sun News 16/6/10)

The City of San Francisco in the US has introduced new regulations to ensure that consumers are provided with information about radiation levels emitted by mobile phones.  The amendment to the city’s Environment Code, introduced by Mayor Gavin Newsom, was approved by the Commission on the Environment in January 2010.  It aims to ensure that all consumers have easy access to information about Specific Absorption Rates (SARs) from mobile phones.  This is a measure of the amount of radiation absorbed while a phone is operating at maximum power and is available for all phones, though it is not always provided to consumers.  US regulations specify a maximum SAR of 1.6 Watts averaged across one kilogram of tissue (1.6 W/kg).  The new ordinance requires retailers to provide SAR information with every phone sold.  This information is to be included on all product information displayed next to the phone and must be printed in a font size at least as large as that used for information about the phone’s price and features.  Retailers will further be required to make available a chart of the SAR levels of phones provided by the city’s Environment Department.

The ordinance states that:- “Government agencies and scientific bodies in the European Union (EU) and Israel have recognized the potential harm of long-term exposure to radiation emitted from cell phones and, as a result, have issued warnings about their use, especially their use by children”.

The City of San Francisco adopted a resolution on 23/03/2010 calling on Federal authorities to address the health problems of electromagnetic radiation including extremely low frequency EMR and RFR, undertake health studies and update standards for wireless technologies.  The Resolution also calls for changes to Federal legislation that prevents local governments from currently making decisions about the siting of base stations based on health considerations.  They noted that the Parliament of the European Union has urged precautions to protect people from the harmful effects of mobile phones and their base stations.  San Francisco introduced regulations that require all mobile phones sold in its jurisdiction to provide information about the radiation levels (SAR’s) they emit. http://www.sfbos.org/ftp/uploadedfiles/bdsupvrs/resolution10/r012-10.pdf          

The French Government

The French Government has warned against locating high voltage powerlines close to sensitive areas such as schools, kindergartens and hospitals.  Afsser (the French Agency for Environmental Health and Labour) issued the precautionary advice on 6th April 2010 based on evidence that exposures of 2-4mG (0.2-0.4 µT) were associated with increased risks of childhood leukemia.  The agency recommended that further research be conducted on the effects of electromagnetic fields and causes of childhood leukemia.
(Press release 06.04.10)

France is set to turnoff children’s mobile phones.  They will soon be banned from French schools due to a health risk of cancers.  It needs to be confirmed by The National Assembly, but President Sarkozy’s Government – which dominates the Assembly, has already backed the ban. 
(UK Daily Telegraph 10/10/2009).

The Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection

The Israeli Ministry of Environmental Protection is introducing new technology that will allow the government to monitor emissions from mobile phone base stations.  The technology, called Guardian Government, has been developed by the Israeli company Wave Guard Technologies.  It supervises radiation sources and sends alerts if radiation levels are exceeded.  It also helps with the processing of applications for base stations.
(Jerusalem Post 26.04.2010)

The Arabic State of Qatar

The Arabic State of Qatar is taking action to address people’s concerns about the radiation from mobile phone base stations.  A new law currently in the pipeline will pave the way for the Ministry of the Environment to install scanners on base stations to monitor their radiation levels.  The Ministry is also expected to issue guidelines for the siting of the base stations.
(The Peninsula, 27.04.2010)

In the UK village of Buckley

In the UK village of Buckley a mobile phone tower is being blamed for a cancer cluster of eight residents who have died of cancer and another two who have been diagnosed with cancer since the construction of the 02 tower in 2007.  Other residents report symptoms such as headaches, depression and sleep problems which are often linked with microwave exposure.  (Telegraph 09.04.10.)

London’s Cappio Nightingale Hospital has launched the country’s first Young Person Technology Addiction Service.  According to psychiatrist Dr. Richard Graham, ‘Mental health services need to adapt quickly to the changing worlds that young people inhabit, and understand just how seriously their lives can be impaired by unregulated time online, on-screen or in-game’.  ‘When the love affair with technology turns to compulsion, addiction is born’ he said.
http//www.nightingalehospital.co.uk/services/addictions/technology-addiction/ UK Telegraph 21.03.10.

According to a report by Greenpeace

According to a report by Greenpeace on 30/3/2010 ‘Make IT Green: Cloud Computing and its Contribution to Climate Change’, forecasts increasing electricity consumption as IT increasingly utilises the internet ‘cloud’.  The report shows that electricity consumption in 2007 was 623 billion kilowatt hours and will rise to about two thousand billion kilowatt hours by 2020.
http://www.greenpeace.org/usa/press-centre/reports4/make-it-green-cloud-computing#

The European Academy for Environmental Medicine

The European Academy for Environmental Medicine is appealing for action to prevent any further increase in environmental health problems.  On 25/4/10 delegates at a conference organised by the Academy endorsed a resolution to the European Commission, European parliamentarians, governments and insurance companies which read:- ‘Greatly concerned, participants noted the increasing prevalence of chronic multisystem illnesses such as multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), fibromyalgia (FMS), as well as cardiovascular diseases, metabolic syndrome, neurodegenerative diseases, auto immune diseases, and cancer.’  http://microondes.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/wuerzburg-appell_en.pdf.      

POWERLINE RISKS  US Scientist Dr. David Carpenter issued a public statement about the risks of electromagnetic fields from high voltage powerlines,  referring to a new proposal for high voltage powerlines in and around Minnesota.  Carpenter is the Director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at the State University of New York and co-author of the independent science review the BioInitiative Report of August 2007.  He wrote in the opinion page of the Winona Daily News “There is definitive scientific evidence that exposure to magnetic fields from powerlines greater than 4 milliGauss (a level significantly less that what is expected to occur near this proposed powerline) is associated with an elevated risk of childhood leukemia.  Some scientific research indicates an elevated risk at levels of 2 milliGauss.  A home not near powerlines will usually have a level of less than I milliGauss.”  “Scientific evidence also links magnetic field exposure to cancer in adults, particularly leukemia and brain cancer.  There is strong evidence that lifetime exposure to magnetic fields above 2 milliGauss is associated with an increased risk of neurodegenerative diseases in adults, including Alzheimer’s disease and Lou Gehrig’s disease”.
http://www.winonadailynews.com/news/opinion/article_47bd6aa4-1055-11df-99el-001cc4c002e0.html>

ELECTRICAL STORMS

Lightning bolts can be attracted to microwave radiation communications towers especially if they are higher than the surrounding trees and buildings.  When lightning strikes the tower it can of course blow it apart, but more importantly is the ‘Ground Potential Rise’.  The electricity strike goes down the tower, into the ground and has been known to travel along under the surface for 150mts then surface into houses, or whatever else is around the area.  The tower acts as a lightning rod.  In the ‘National Electrical code’ it states the tower must be completely isolated from the normal power system.

ELECTROMAGNETIC HYPERSENSITIVITY 

It is officially recognised in Sweden and Canada as a disability, and by the United States Access Board which is an independent federal agency.  In 2006 3% of the population had EHS and 35% had it’s symptoms.  (Dr. Magda Havas, Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine 25:259,2007.)

In Japan the results of a survey on electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) were released on 10/1/2010 by the VOC-EMF Measurers Research Association.  This is a self help organisation of people suffering from EHS or multiple chemical sensitivity.  The report comprises the responses of 75 people with EHS to a questionnaire issue in 2009.  It found that the main symptoms experienced by sufferers were tiredness, headaches, concentration and memory problems and sleep problems. The principle causes were mobile phones and mobile phone base stations.  Other frequent triggers were computers, powerlines, TV’s cordless phones, air-conditioners and cars with computerized engines, or engine under seats.  Some respondents were so sensitive to mobile phone radiation that they were adversely affected by other people’s phones, to the extent that they were unable to travel on public transport.  Approximately two thirds of the respondents had lost their job as a result of their condition, creating economic hardship for many sufferers.

Symptoms of both MT imbalance and EHS are:-
reduced immunity                                                   depression,
heavy metal toxicity                                                decrease in T-cells
sensitivity to bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi       impaired function of hippocampus
disrupted calcium channel                                       impairment of myelin sheath
learning problems, behaviour problems                  food allergies such as problems with casein, gluten
anxiety                                                                     leaky gut
candida                                                                    diarrhoea and nervous system effects

DIABETES

The number of diabetics world wide has increased dramatically in recent years.  In 1985 there were 30 million, in 2008 there were 250 million.  Scientists have measured how people’s blood sugar level can rise when entering a room or area with high levels of EMR and dirty electricity, and after leaving the high area, their blood sugar decreases again. Dr. Magda Havas and Dave Stetzer presented the World Health Organisation with their findings on this in 2004.  In mid 2008, Dr. Havas labelled environmental diabetes ‘type 3’ diabetes which refers to diabetics whose blood sugar level is affected by an environmental factor as EMR which increases the blood sugar and insulin in type 3 people.

RESEARCH BY SCIENTISTS

The film documentary called “Full Signal”

The film documentary called “Full Signal” won the award at the US’s Myrtle Beach International Film Festival on December 2, 2009 in Sante Fe, US.  “Full Signal” a documentary on the impacts of mobile phone towers talks to scientists, doctors, lawyers, law makers, journalists, activists and people affected with electromagnetic-hypersensitivity.  Filmed in ten countries and six US states, “Full Signal” examines the contradictions between health and finance, one of the many ironies of the fight to regulate antenna placement.  More information can be found at:  http://fullsignalmovie.com

The World Health Organization’s International Interphone

The World Health Organization’s International Interphone study project finally released a statement to the public in May 2010 on it’s findings which was as expected.  Bruce Armstrong, who said he chaired every meeting, neither admitted the extent of the problem, nor said there was no problem with the microwave radiation.  According to Dr. Michael Kundi, one of the authors of the 2007 BioInitiative Report, the fact that the Interphone study did not find an overall increased risk of brain tumours is to be expected, considering the methods used in this study. The telecommunications industry, governments, and other parties that had a vested interest in a certain outcome.
Australian Neurosurgeon Dr. Charlie Teo said an unreleased World Health Organisation study found ‘a significantly increased risk of some brain tumours related to use ofmobile phones for 10 years or more’.

The COSMOS mobile phone study began early in 2010.  This definitive study by a five country European joint research initiative will monitor the health of 250,000 mobile phone users for up to 30 years.  It will be the first study to investigate the effects of mobile phone use on health and the risks for leukemia, cancer, Alzheimers disease, Parkinson’s disease, heart disease, multilple schlerosis, motor neurone disease, stroke, depression, sleep problems, tinnitus and headaches.
Dr. Mireille Toledano, a senior lecturer in Epidemiology at London’s Imperial College is involved in the United Kingdom’s arm of this long term study.  She states that every five years a report will be issued to
the public on the progress of adverse health statistics.  However, this project is funded by the Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research Programme (MTHR) which was established in the UK.  Research for COSMOS will also be conducted in the Netherlands, Sweden, Finland and Demark.
http://www.ukcosmos.org             

‘The ‘BRAG’TM  Antenna Ranking of Schools’ is a new report in the US which ranks schools according to their potential exposure from telecommunications antennas / towers.  It assess the potential for exposure of 6,140 schools in 50 state capitals and Washington DC.  Dr. Magda Havas, author of the report said “The more antennas that are near schools the greater the potential exposure of students and teachers to RFR from external antennas”.  She ranked schools and gave them a colour coded rating from the lowest exposure in green to amber, then red, then black.  The highest number of base stations near schools were Carson City, Harford, Washington, Honolulu and Boston.  The exposure rating is only approximate and is based on the potential for microwave exposure from nearby antennas, not actual measurements of radiation, and does not take into account the added exposure from wireless computer networks which are an additional source of microwave radiation.  The report states adverse health effects are shown at only 0.04% of the US exposure guidelines.
http://www.magdahavas.com/2010/04/2u8/how-to-brag%E2%84%A2-rate-your-school/

CANCER CLUSTERS     
The Concord Hospital in Sydney has added 12 more cancer cases to the cluster of the existing five breast cancer cases.  They are all women who have been working in the Hospital’s food service department over the last 10 years.  (The Courier News 28/7/2007)

La Quinta Middle School had 18 teachers who contracted various cancers while working at the school up until 2008.  http://silentfields.com, click onto Reports / Studies.
This study also focussed on Elgin-Millville High School in Minnesota where two teachers in adjoining class rooms both died – one of leukemia, the other of brain tumours.

Hazelwood School, Moonah, Tasmania
In February 2009 an investigation began at the school into the high levels of electromagnetic radiation after eight staff got breast cancer, others got colon, lung, skin, cervical and haemopoietic cancers.  The school is situated close to large transmission lines supplying power to a zinc smelter and has an electrical sub station in the basement.  The Department of Health and community Services and the Public and Environment Health Services then tested for EMR levels and ordered extensive electrical work to be carried out which the Department of Education arranged.  The students were not tested even though some of them already had a range of serious health conditions.

Singleton, in the Hunter Valley of NSW reported five people in and at the end of a single street have developed brain tumours. This area is home to two power stations and 30 coal mines.  A local doctor has also reported above-average levels of brain cancer and respiratory problems in the area. The NSW Premier Kristina Keneally has recommended an investigation into this cancer cluster.
(SMH on 12.04.10  and 13.04.10.)

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Queensland office breast cancers have grown to 18 in February 2010 with the latest victim being Amarita Kinnoo.  She had worked in the news room for nearly seven years.  In 2006 the ABC’s Toowong office was closed after the breast cancer cluster was reported to the public.

Melbourne’s Manningham Council’s Doncaster headquarters has confirmed that a cluster of a least seven senior employees have developed cancers in the past five years.  This has sparked concerns among staff about high EMR and RFR levels which prompted the Council to overhaul its office layout.  Senior consultant Sandy Doull from the risk management firm Noel Arnold and Associates found a switchboard and substation below the executive management level had higher EMR levels than even Council’s policy recommended.  However, RFR levels were once again left unmentioned to the public as is the case in other cancer cluster investigations.

BREAST CANCER
Since the 1970’s there has been an 80% rise in breast cancer cases in the United Kingdom.  From 1973 to 1998 breast cancer rates in the United States increased by more than 40%.  It parrellels the increasing use of electronic and digital machines giving off EMR, dirty electricity and microwave radiation.  Such devices are digital TVs, mobile phones, cordless phones, wireless baby monitors, wireless laptops, blue tooths, and the big one – microwave communications base stations.
In the 1940’s the breast cancer rate was less than 1 in 22; in 2004 it was 1 in 7; in 2009 it was 1 in 3.
Traditionally breast cancer was a disease almost exclusively of postmenopausal women but we are now seeing many women diagnosed with it who are in their 20’s and 30’s.  Radiation from chest Xrays, mammograms and CT scans are also a stimulus for breast cancer growth.  However, with mammograms the radiation has now been reduced from 2 rads in 1976 to 0.2 rads today which is one-tenth of the original amount.
Leading opponents of mammograms are Dr. John W. Gofman (PhD), Dr. Samuel Epstein, who is chairman of the Cancer Prevention Coalition and a Professor emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, University of Illinois School of Public Health, Chicago, US.  Also Peter Gotzsche and collegues from the Nordic Cochrane Centre wrote in the British Medical Journal – ‘Breast Screening: The Facts – Or Maybe Not’. Also Professor Michael Baum, emeritus professor of surgery at University college, London wrote a letter signed by 22 others.

AUSTRALIAN NEWS
An Australian TV personality, Red Symonds has broken his silence on his son Samuel’s battle with cancer and brain tumours since the age of four. At that time the family were living in Melbourne close to a small sub station which emitted electromagnetic radiation.  A specialist on EMR told the family at that time to move house immediately away from the high levels of EMR – advice which they did take on board. (Aired on ABC1 TV on 8/2/2010.)

Australian brain cancer surgeon Dr. Charlie Teo has urged people to put mobile phones on loud speaker and go outside to use them.  Dr. Teo tackles brain tumours that others surgeons deem inoperable.  Dr. Teo said that “while breast cancer can double its cell numbers in weeks or months, the quickest brain cancers take just 16 hours”. “No age group was immune and the incidence of brain cancer is steadily growing”.“It’s increasing in frequency both in this country and developing countries and has just joined the ten most common cancers” he said.
Dr Teo said an unreleased World Health Organisation study found ‘a significantly increased risk of some brain tumours related to use of mobile phones for 10 years or more.

The Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency (ARPANSA - a government department) is undergoing changes to senior management. On 29/1/2010 Dr. Colin Roy retired as head of the NonIonising Radiation (NIR) section of ARPANSA.  He was also on the physics standing committee of the International Commission of NonIonising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) and was involved in the development of the Australian ELF and RFR standards.  On 22/3/2010 Dr. Carl-Magnus Larsson will take up the position of CEO of ARPANSA.  He was formerly the Director of the Department of Radioactive Materials with the Swedish Radiation Protection Authority.       

Alan Melbourne is now the Standards Manager for ARPANSA responsible for suggestions to Parliament of exposure levels of EMR and RFR on the public.  There is a possibility that Alan may have a revised limit for these exposures for the Radiation Health Committee’s meeting in November 2010.

The Australian Communication Consumer Action Network (ACCAN) is holding its 2010 National Conference and consumer Summit ‘Communications are changing’:  are you?  on 28 and 29 June in Melbourne.  (http://www.regonline.com.au/builder/site/Default.aspx?  eventid=840175)

The Australian Code for the Deployment of Mobile Phone Network Infrastructure may be reviewed.  The code published in it’s present form in 2004, regulates the placement of base stations and stipulates requirements for notifying councils and communities.  The Communications Alliance, which was responsible for the drafting of the code, invited public comment on whether the code should be reviewed.  It will hold a stakeholder meeting during July 2010.
(http://www.commsalliance.com.au/Documents/Documents-under-Review)    

The fate of Australia’s principle EMR research body, the Australian Centre for Radiofrequency Radiation Bioeffects Research (ACRBR) is uncertain.  The National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) which funded the Centre, will allocate a new round of funding grants in the next few months.  In the meantime, the Centre continues research on the already funded projects.  A number of other research projects have been proposed by the ACRBR, but their progress will depend on the outcome of the NHMRC funding allocations.

Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI Scans) have been suggested as an alternative to potentially dangerous CT scans, following a study from Queensland that Australian patients are being over-exposed.  The pilot study found that patients were being given a third more ionising radiation than necessary for clear images.  Ionising radiation from medical scans is thought responsible for 400 cancers each year and risks are greater for children. (SMH 08.04.10)  MRI’s don’t use ionising radiation, but do expose patients to very high fields of magnetic radiation.

A new $127 million Cancer Research Centre will be built in the grounds of the University of NSW to house 400 scientists called the Lowry Cancer Research Centre.  It will focus on research into better patient care and discovering new and better methods to treat the ever increasing number of cancer patients.  However, it appears not to be focusing on the reasons why these people became sick with cancer in the first place, but is only focussing on better medicines and treatments once people are already sick – a bandaid approach only - for a far greater problem emerging.

The Electrical Trade Union’s state secretary Dean Mighell said safety standards in the electrical industry should apply to the telecommunications sector as well.  The Union has told its’ members to avoid working near mobile phone towers in the wake of the RMIT cancer cluster scare.  ‘Our members are concerned about exposure levels they are facing from electromagnetic radiation and the high frequency microwave radiation’ he said.  (Herald Sun News 19/5/2006.)

The Honey Bees Crisis extends from the US to Britain and the Netherlands.  Many people would be surprised to hear of this massive die off of the bees.  Ninety percent of the feral (wild) bee population in the United States had died out.  Recent studies in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands have shown that bee diversity is down 80% in the sites researched, and that “bee species are declining or have become extinct in Britain.  It is now being asked, is this another result of the increased electromagnetic radiation and microwave radiation pulsed form mobile phone towers.
http://www.buergerwelle.de/pdf/honey_bee_crisis_extends.htm

Dr. Robert O. Becker, M.D. who was twice nominated for the Noble Prize for his research said
in 2007 “I have no doubt in my mind that at the present time, the greatest polluting element in the earth’s environment is the proliferation of electromagnetic fields.  I consider that to be far greater on a global scale, than warming, and the increase in chemical elements in the environment”.

EMR Australia Pty Ltd.has made up a Telecommunications Resource Kit for Communities - All you need to know when you find out a proposed new base station is to be constructed in your area.
www.emraustralia.com.au   or phone 02 9576 1772

EMR runs through our bone marrow, creating inflammation in the bones and joints and the breaking down of calcium ion bonds.