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martedì 30 luglio 2013

Altra class action, questa in USA

Una società legale americana, Bernstein Liebhard LLP, sta raccogliendo casi e quindi persone affette da tumore al cervello per avviare una class action.

qui il link al sito della società legale .  (c'è un interessante video : la problematica vista dai legali).

venerdì 26 luglio 2013

Class Action in Canada

è stata lanciata una class action rivolta a cittadini canadesi che hanno ricevuto - ahimè - una diagnosi di tumore al cervello , da parte di una società di legali specializzata.

In Italia funzionerebbe ?  mi pare che l'aborto di legge sulla class action che un qualche governo Berlusconi fa  ha prodotto,  abbia  cinque mila eccezioni ...

martedì 23 luglio 2013

Altro studio di Hardell su relazione tumore al cervello e uso del cellulare

Recentissimo articolo pubblicato dal Prof Hardell e coll. in cui si confermano i suoi studi che sono una base importante per la decisione dello IARC di classificare le radiofrequenze come probabili concerogeni.

Qui il ricercatore indica anche un numero inquietante :  100 ore. ovvero correla un uso cumulativo di telefono per 100 ore / annue come statisticamente significativo ai fini della correlazione della incidenza di tumore al cervello.   Vedere l'articolo.

La Suprema Corte Israeliana ordina al Governo di indagare su quanti bambini soffrono per la elettrosensibilità


Il Governo deve dare risposta entro metà novembre pv.
Notare che non ha dubbi sulla esistenza della malattia, vuole solo sapere quanto ampio è il fenomeno
Inoltre impone che le risposte siano suffragate da dati e prove !

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Mie note:  è noto come l'Israele - per la ben nota storia - è MOLTO avanti nelle tecnologie innanzitutto digitali ed informatiche. Ancora una volta questa conoscenza diffusa (che aveva bloccato l'implementazione dell' UMTS ad es.) impone un sano e rigido applicazione del principio di precauzione.   Aggiungo che è un paese molto giovane e che - guarda caso - punta alla salute  delle future generazioni !!!



On July 18, 2013, the Israeli Supreme Court ordered the Israeli Government to investigate how many children in Israel already suffer from EHS.
The Order was issued in response to a Petition to the Israeli Supreme Court to ban Wi-Fi in schools that was submitted in August, 2012. The Government must submit the result of its investigation to the court by November 16, 2013. The Israeli Supreme Court’s decision seems to indicate that the Court does not trust the government’s statements as:
(1) Not only did the court order the Gov. to check how many children are already sick with EHS, thereby accepting the existence of EHS and its correlation to radiation, but it also demanded that the Gov. specify in its statement the exact measures it took in order to conduct the inquiry.
(2) Another indication that the Court found the statement of the Gov. unreliable can be found in the fact that the Supreme Court ordered that the Gov.’s reply on November 16, MUST be supported with a sworn affidavit; Meaning that every fact mentioned, data collected or statement made in the Gov.’s answer must be supported by an Affidavit, attesting to the truthfulness of the claim.
SNIP
Read the post here.

lunedì 22 luglio 2013

ARPA dell'Emilia Romagna seguita ad eseguire le misure nel 'vecchio' modo

Interessante questa comunicazione secondo la quale l'ARPA seguita a fare misurazioni sulla media dei 6 minuti ... e non delle 24 ore come il Decreto "Sviluppo" fine 2012 ha  introdotto, portando di fatto alla vanificazione dei processi di controllo.

venerdì 19 luglio 2013

Poderoso documento (review) canadese di dubbia qualità

Porto alla vostra conoscenza un documento prodotto da

British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC)
Environmental Health Services
655 West 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 4R4 Canada
 
National Collaborating Centre for Environmental Health (NCCEH)
Broadway Plaza
200 - 601 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC
V5Z 3J2 Canada
 
ovvero due Agenzie statali canadesi preposte allo studio dell'ambiente
 
 
che contiene uno 'strumento di lavoro' per chi si interessa all'ambiente e ai  possibili pericoli derivanti da radiofrequenze.
 
Il documento è di quasi 400 pagine e tratta con  dettagli la materia.
 
Ovviamente le conclusion I  sono in linea con le solite affermazioni "governative":   'dati contradditori ... etc.'  in quanto prende in considerazione I vari lavori  tabellandone  I risultati,  senza porre alcuna valutazione di merito ad es. sulla qualità della ricerca .


Mentre per la incidenza dell'uso del cellular con la conclamata ridotta fertilità, dà una visione più 'convinta'

Una ragazza 17enne inglese morta per tumore al cervello


I genitori in questo articolo su mailonline accusano l'uso intensivo del cellulare, dalla mattina alla sera, e notte inclusa - con la deleteria abitudine di tenerlo accesso sotto il cuscino ! - come causa del tumore al cervello .

 Nell'articolo c'è la storia di una ragazza molto estroversa con tanti 'amici'  e purtroppo tante telefonate.

I medici di Bristol alla diagnosi hanno subito chiesto che tipo di uso aveva fatto del cellulare ...

venerdì 12 luglio 2013

ICE: Iniziativa dei cittadini Europei per il Principio di Precauzione

Il 29.6.13  si è tenuto a Madrid l'incontro delle Associazioni per avviare il progetto di ICE.

Qui trovate il verbale nelle 3 lingue.

In sintesi,
è stato definito il  MANIFESTO  di tutta la iniziativa con le rivendicazioni, concordate.

Punti forti sono:

- aggancio alla risoluzione del Parlamento Europeo 1815
- abbassamento dei limiti di esposizione a 0,2 V/m in casa e 0,6 V/m (oggi in Italia 6 V/m)
- percorsi di informazione ed educazione all'uso di strumenti potenzialmente dannosi
- no Wifi nelle scuole
- riconoscimento della disabilità per elettrosensibilità, zone 'bianche'
- supporto alla ricerca di soluzioni tecniche che portino ad una riduzione delle radiazioni
- trasparenza nelle decisioni in merito a CEM

Ci sarà il primo incontro programmatico per arrivare al goal di avere un milione di firme
3 ottobre a Brussels.

Sono stati invitati anche i parlamentari europei.

in Francia il Governo lancia un progetto di ricerca sulla elettrosensibilità

Per vostra e nostra informazione, segnalo che il  French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (ANSES) ha lanciato una richiesta di partecipazione ad un progetto di ricerca che verterà su

- Innovative approaches to investigate electro hypersensitivity
- Metrology of electromagnetic fields
- Characterisation of exposure

Ipotesi di terapia della elettrosensibilità

Credo di fare cosa gradita  mettendo a vostra disposizione la traduzione che ho fatto delle ultime slide della presentazione del Prof M Pall (vedere http://e-smogfree.blogspot.it/2013/05/interessanti-presentazioni-su-mcs-ed.html),
che riportano dei suggerimenti di terapia che egli (che NON E' MEDICO, come specifica bene all'inizio !) fa a seguito della presentazione della sua ipotesi di meccanismo di azione dei CEM che stimolano reazioni elettrosensibili: vedere qui

martedì 9 luglio 2013

Attenzione all'uso di PC e/o smartphone in aereo: interferisce con la strumentazione di bordo !

Vengono sempre più frequentemente riportati casi di pericoli per l'uso di PC nell'aereo. Questo mentre  in USA si sta approvando il Wifi all' interno dell'aereo !


Qui sotto alcuni casi segnalati


Turning Off IPhone Critical to Pilots Citing InterferenceAlan Levin, Bloomberg News, May 15, 2013
The regional airliner was climbing past 9,000 feet when its compasses went haywire, leading pilots several miles off course until a flight attendant persuaded a passenger in row 9 to switch off an Apple Inc. (AAPL) iPhone.
The cockpit of a Boeing Co. 787 Dreamliner is shown during an event in Arlington, Virginia. Laboratory tests have shown some devices broadcast waves powerful enough to interfere with airline equipment, according to NASA, aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co. and the U.K.’s Civil Aviation Authority. Photographer: Joshua Roberts/Bloomberg
Even Delta Air Lines Inc., which argued for relaxed rules, told the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration its pilots and mechanics reported 27 suspected incidents of passenger electronics causing aircraft malfunctions from 2010 to 2012. Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
“The timing of the cellphone being turned off coincided with the moment where our heading problem was solved,” the unidentified co-pilot told NASA’s Aviation Safety Reporting System about the 2011 incident. The plane landed safely.
Public figures from U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill to actor Alec Baldwin have bristled at what they say are excessive rules restricting use of tablets, smartphones, laptops and other devices during flights.
More than a decade of pilot reports and scientific studies tell a different story. Government and airline reporting systems have logged dozens of cases in which passenger electronics were suspected of interfering with navigation, radios and other aviation equipment.
The FAA in January appointed an advisory committee from the airline and technology industries to recommend whether or how to broaden electronics use in planes. The agency will consider the committee’s recommendations, which are expected in July, it said in a statement.
Laboratory tests have shown some devices broadcast radio waves powerful enough to interfere with airline equipment, according to NASA, aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co. (BA) and the U.K.’s Civil Aviation Authority.

Airlines Split

Even Delta Air Lines Inc. (DAL), which argued for relaxed rules, told the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration its pilots and mechanics reported 27 suspected incidents of passenger electronics causing aircraft malfunctions from 2010 to 2012. Atlanta-based Delta said it couldn’t verify there was interference in any of those cases.
The airline industry has been divided. Delta said in its filing that it welcomes more electronics use because that’s what its passengers wanted. United Continental Holdings Inc. said it preferred no changes because they’d be difficult for flight attendants to enforce.
CTIA-The Wireless Association, a Washington trade group representing mobile companies, and Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN), the Seattle online retailer that sells the Kindle e-reader, urged the U.S. FAA last year to allow wider use of devices. Personal electronics don’t cause interference, CTIA said in a blog post last year.

10,000 Feet

Passengers’ use of technology and wireless services “is growing by leaps and bounds” and should be expanded as long as it is safe, the Consumer Electronics Association, an Arlington, Virginia-based trade group, said in its filing to the FAA last year.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski agreed in a Dec. 6 letter to the FAA.
Broader use of on-board electronics would help providers of approved aircraft Wi-Fi services by letting passengers use them longer. Gogo Inc. (GOGO), based in Itasca, Illinois, says it has 82 percent of that market in North America, and Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM) on May 9 won permission from the FCC to proceed with a planned air-to-ground broadband service for Wi-Fi equipped planes.
The FAA prohibits use of electronics while a plane is below 10,000 feet, with the exception of portable recording devices, hearing aids, heart pacemakers and electric shavers.
Once a flight gets above that altitude, devices can be used in “airplane mode,” which blocks their ability to broadcast radio signals, according to the FAA. There’s an exception for devices that aircraft manufacturers or an airline demonstrates are safe, such as laptops that connect to approved Wi-Fi networks.

Inflight Wi-Fi

The potential risks from personal electronic devices are increasing as the U.S. aviation system transitions to satellite-based navigation, according to the FAA. In order to improve efficiency, planes will fly closer together using GPS technology.
As a result, interference from electronics “cannot be tolerated,” the agency said last year.
While sticking with its prohibitions on use during some phases of flight, the FAA starting in 2010 issued guidelines allowing broader use of personal electronics.
Following techniques suggested by RTCA Inc., a Washington-based non-profit that advises the FAA on technology, airlines have been able to install Wi-Fi networks allowing passengers to browse the Web in flight.

No Tolerance

Four in 10 airline passengers surveyed in December by groups including the CEA said they want to be able to use electronic devices in all phases of flight. Thirty percent of passengers in that same study said they’d accidentally left on a device during a flight.
McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat, has called for lifting restrictions on non-phone devices such as the Kindle if passengers keep them in airplane mode, Drew Pusateri, her spokesman, said in an interview.
The existing rules are “ridiculous,” she said in an interview.
“I was aware from the research that’s been done that there has never been an incident of a plane having problems because of someone having a device on in the cabin,” she said.
The dangers from radio waves interfering with electronic equipment has been known for decades. A fire aboard the aircraft carrier USS Forrestal in 1967 killed 134 people, when a rocket on a fighter jet accidentally fired after a radar beam triggered an electronic malfunction, according to a 1995 NASA review.

GPS Useless

Restrictions on U.S. commercial aircraft began in 1966 after research found some portable radios interfered with navigation equipment, according to the FAA’s request last year for comments on whether it should change existing rules.
In one 2004 test, a now-discontinued Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) wireless phone model’s signal was powerful enough to blot out global-positioning satellites, according to NASA. The device, which met all government standards, was tested because a corporate flight department had discovered the phone rendered a plane’s three GPS receivers useless, NASA’s researchers reported.
While incidents haven’t led to any commercial accidents and and are difficult to recreate afterward, they continue to pile up. A log kept by the Montreal-based International Air Transport Association airline trade group recorded 75 cases of suspected interference from 2003 to 2009, Perry Flint, a spokesman for the group, said in an interview.

Ghost Theories

Peter Bernard Ladkin, a professor of computer networks at the University of Bielefeld in Germany, compiled similar accounts from pilots in Europe, he said in an interview.
“These are serious, conscientious pilots,” Ladkin said. “They know what they’re doing. They don’t subscribe to theories about ghosts or something.”
Damaged devices have transmitted on frequencies they weren’t designed for, according to David Carson, an associate technical fellow at Boeing who has participated in industry evaluations of electronics.
If those radio waves reach an antenna used for navigation, communication or some other purpose, it may distort the signal it’s supposed to receive.
Inflight Wi-Fi systems are safe in part because devices connect to them at low power levels, according to Carson, who was co-chairman of an RTCA panel that produced testing standards.
Devices searching for a faraway connection, such as a mobile phone trying to connect to a ground network in flight, send out more powerful radio waves, he said.

Pilots’ IPads

Airlines such as Delta and Alaska Air Group Inc. (ALK) have used the FAA guidelines to allow their pilots to carry Apple iPads to replace paper charts and manuals. McCaskill and others have used that as an example of why passengers should be allowed to use tablet computers during landing and takeoff.
One difference is that airlines don’t purchase tablet models that use connections through wireless phone networks. Similar devices used by passengers haven’t been tested for safety in the passenger compartment, Carson said. Plus, there’s no guarantee passengers will put the devices into airplane mode or the devices haven’t been damaged, he said.
“Something a passenger brings in, you don’t know if it fell in a mud puddle or they put a bigger battery in,” he said.
The RTCA group recommended against allowing passengers to use devices during taxi, landing and takeoff, Carson said.
The Association of Flight Attendants, the U.S.’s largest union for those workers, told the FAA last year that electronic devices should be stowed during those critical phases of flight, just as bags and purses must be.
Any decision should be based on science, not on politics or passengers’ desires to stay connected, John Cox, a former airline pilot who is chief executive officer of the Washington-based consulting firm, Safety Operating Systems, said in an interview.
“The question is: Do we want to do aviation safety based on lack of testing and certification standards?” Cox said.
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Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Family and Community Health
School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley
Center: http://cfch.berkeley.edu

venerdì 5 luglio 2013

Direttiva Europea sul rischio CEM negli ambienti di lavoro

E' stata finalmente pubblicata la attesa Direttiva UE sulla gazzetta ufficiale Gazzetta europea del 29 giugno 2013 la direttiva 2013/35/UE del Parlamento europeo e del Consiglio del 26 giugno 2013

vedi
Direttiva 2013/35/UE del Parlamento europeo e del Consiglio del 26 giugno 2013

Commenti:

- di positivo c'è che si parla anche di effetti non termici legati ai CEM (nella traduzione c'è una strana frase troncata Art 2 b ii)  ...da verificare nella versione in inglese!) (1)
- di positivo che i valori sono riferiti come 'di picco'
- di positivo è che si dica esplicitamente che la direttiva è legata agli effetti a breve termine, e quindi, indirettamente afferma che esistono effetti a lungo termine ...; aggiunge che la Commissione monitora l'evoluzione scientifica e se sarà il caso interverrà con proposta di legge ad hoc
- di negativo è che ancora una volta si fa riferimento alle valutazioni e limiti proposti da ICNIRP (che, ricordiamo, non è ASSOLUTAMENTE  un ente pubblico magari europeo ...!).
- di negativo è che per le frequenze superiori a 100 kHz considera SOLO gli effetti termici (forse perché NON si considerano gli effetti a lungo termine).



Nulla di nuovo !

Questa direttiva ci conferma che unica via di uscita è quella di promuovere una proposta di legge di iniziativa popolare che possa almeno mettere sotto il naso dei parlamentari europei 'l'altra faccia della verità' =  le valutazioni di Bioinitiative e dello IARC !

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(1) questa è la versione inglese
 


These effects might create temporary annoyance or affect cognition or other brain or muscle functions, and may thereby affect the ability of a worker to work safely (i.e. safety risks )

quello che manca nella traduzione italiana è:    che questi effetti possono avere effetto sulla abilità del lavoratore a lavorare in modo sicuro   .... che è una delle motivazioni per avere la inidoneità al lavoro ...!  è un caso ?! ma si! è un caso ...

lunedì 1 luglio 2013

Ritorna la storia della Signora Gro Brundtland .... che porta sempre a dispute


Questa  Signora è :
- medico
- Primo Minisrtro Nrovegese
- Direttore del WHO

... non male come curriculum ... !   sarà una persona affidabile ?  io riterrei di si! che ne dite ?


Nel 2001-03 fu tra le prime persone (di alto profilo) che hanno parlato di elettrosensibilità , perché lei stessa si è dichiarata elettrosensibile.  Fu messa in croce direttamente da personaggi del WHO come il 'famoso' Rapacholi.

A distanza di anni, ancora per certe lobby non vanno giù quelle sue 'uscite' !  Ancora oggi se ne parla, ad es. con il Ministro della Salute Norvegese che  ha scritto che ora non è più elettrosensibile ...

... qui ci sono altre posizioni in cui si ricorda che lei usa rarissimamente il cellulare, il PC solo in rete, ecc.




Brundtland Responds: Rarely Uses a Cell Phone

Her PC Is Cabled, Not Wireless


July 1, 2013

Gro Harlem Brundtland very rarely uses a cell phone, contrary to the impression promoted by the Norwegian Minister of Health that she is no longer electrosensitive, according to a message from Brundtland herself. Brundtland, a medical doctor, is a former prime minister of Norway and was the director of the WHO from 1998 to 2003.
“In her daily work, Gro Harlem Brundtland uses a PC with a cabled, not wireless, Internet connection. Second, she uses a mobile device —a Blackberry— for e-mail. She avoids speaking on cell phones, but has done so a very small number of times,” according to a statement released by Brundtland's press assistant over the weekend. The message was sent to Thomas Ergo, a reporter for Aftenbladet, a Norwegian newspaper, who broke the story late last week. (See also our report.)
“Brundtland's comments are the first time she has talked to the press about her electrosensitivity in 11 years,” Ergo noted in an e-mail to Microwave News.
Ergo's follow-up article on Brundtland ran in Aftenbladet yesterday under the headline, “I Avoid Talking on Mobile Phones.”
Ergo asked Jonas Gahr Støre, the health minister, whether he had misrepresented Brundtland in an effort to promote government policy that RF radiation is safe and causes no ill effects. Støre denied the charge, adding that his views on RF are based on the scientific advice he had received.
Støre was referring to a report of an expert committee, released last November, which concluded in part: “The large total number of studies provides no evidence that exposure to weak RF fields causes adverse health effects.” The 16 members of the committee include some well-known members of the RF research community including: Norway's Lars Klæboe, Gunnhild Oftedal and Tore Tynes as well as Sweden's Maria Feychting, Yngve Hamnerius and Lena Hillert.
At the time, Ergo asked how the government could assure the public that RF radiation was safe after the IARC decision that it was a possible human carcinogen. The chairman of the panel, Jan Alexander, told Ergo that "a fairly large minority [of the IARC committee] disagreed with the conclusion." As for Interphone study, Alexander said that it is only a single study pointing to a tumor risk. Alexander is the deputy director-general of the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.
In fact, the IARC decision was nearly unanimous and was based on both the Interphone and the Lennart Hardell studies —though many members of the Norwegian expert panel, especially the Swedes, are openly hostile to Hardell and his work.
In May of this year, the Norwegian department of health and human services released its own report whose conclusions were identical to those of its expert committee. The headline on that news story was: “Government: Mobile Radiation Does Not Harm or Bother You.”
For more on the Norwegian expert panel and Brundtland's electrosensitivity, see Ergo's article in Plot, published last year, and our coverage