Raise awareness of environmental health issues in order to better protect our children and future generations.

EMF Studies

16 August 2017

U.S. Diplomats in Cuba Were Injured by a 'Sonic Weapon.' What Is That?

"The damage caused by acoustic weapons can vary from minor irritation to death."

U.S. Diplomats in Cuba Were Injured by a 'Sonic Weapon.' What Is That?
by Kate Samuelson,and Justin Worland, Time, 
10 August 2017

A group of American diplomats in Havana, Cuba have suffered severe and unexplained hearing loss over the past year, which U.S. officials believe was caused by a covert and advanced sonic device.

The severity of some of the diplomats' symptoms has forced them to cancel their Cuba tours early and return to the U.S. for treatment, the Associated Press reports.

But what exactly is a sonic device, how common are they, and how much damage can they actually cause? Here's what to know.

What weapons was used to hurt diplomats in Cuba?

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the government does not "have any definitive answers about the source" of the attack. It is continuing to investigate what may have caused the diplomats' injuries.

However, U.S. officials who spoke anonymously to the AP said that the hearing loss was caused by a device deployed either inside or near the diplomats' residences. The devices emitted a sound that was not audible to human ears, they added. That would indicate it was most likely an infrasonic or ultrasonic weapon.

Infrasonic weapons can cause physical pain without detection, though they usually target the entire body rather than just the eardrums.

Switzerland: Niedersteufen: Resistance to Salt's Planned New Mobile Antenna

The proposed antenna is not necessary, is in the wrong place and much too close to permanently inhabited buildings including workplaces and a nursery...

Resistance to new mobile radio antenna

by Erich Gmünder, www.tposcht.ch
14 August 2017

Salt wants to install a new mobile radio antenna at Rütihof.

The telecommunications company Salt (formerly Orange) is planning to build a new mobile antenna system in Niedersteufen. On the other hand, there is opposition in the neighborhood.

Salt wants to improve the reception in the Rütihof area with the new facility and to set up an antenna on the industrial building at Rütihofstrasse 1, where the children's home is located next to various industrial companies...

The inhabitants of the area (residents and tenants) within a radius of 524 meters are allowed to speak up.

The two residents Elmar Müller and Daniel Ehrenzeller and their families feel directly affected. Daniel Ehrenkeller's family lives within a distance of just 60 meters. As he learned, there was a need for tenants in the industrial building, which is located on the only small industrial and commercial zone in the area.

Michigan: DTE Energy Shutting Off Power of Residents Opposed to Smart Meters

DTE Energy shutting off power of residents opposed to smart meters
by Ryan Stanton ryanstanton@mlive.com
16 August 2017

ANN ARBOR, MI - People who've been holding out in recent years and opposing the installation of new digital electric meters on their homes are now having their power shut off by DTE Energy.

Dozens of people from southeast Michigan and beyond gathered to protest DTE's actions on Monday, Aug. 14, outside the Ann Arbor home of Linda Kurtz, director of the Smart Meter Education Network.

Kurtz said she's aware of at least 11 people in Ann Arbor who recently received shutoff notices from DTE because of their resistance to converting to new meter technology. Of the eight who are still resisting, she said, four had their power shut off on Monday.

Kurtz, a 55-year-old craniosacral therapist, and others who demonstrated on her property are concerned about electromagnetic fields generated by so-called "smart meters." They argue the radio frequencies are harmful to human health and are especially distressing for people with electromagnetic hypersensitivity.

Geoengineering Is Causing Lethal UV Radiation Exposure

Geoengineering is also fueling record forest fires around
the globe.  Siauliai, Lithuania.
Photo credit:  Zenonas Mockus
Geoengineering Is Causing Lethal UV Radiation Exposure
by Dane Wigington
GeoengineeringWatch.org, 15 August 2017

(Extracts)

Does the sun feel scorchingly hot? Does it feel much more intense than in decades now past? It is not your imagination. Not only are UV-B radiation levels escalating exponentially, so is the even more dangerous UV-C spectrum. All official UV monitoring sources tell us that lethal UV-C radiation from the sun is stopped 100,000 feet up by our atmosphere. Official agencies tell us that no UV-C radiation penetrates the atmosphere below 100,000 feet of elevation. These are blatant, glaring, and very dangerous lies. GeoengineeringWatch.org continues to work directly with a former NASA aeronautics engineer (a veteran of 40 years in the field of atmospheric study and ozone depletion) who is doing his best to sound the alarm on the critical UV radiation danger. Ongoing covert global climate engineering programs are destroying Earth’s protective ozone layer. Many mainstream sources confirm ozone damage "will" occur from geoegineering (along with countless other consequences), though such sources still will not admit geoengineering has long since been fully deployed.

15 August 2017

Americans Are on More Drugs Than Ever

Americans Are on More Drugs Than Ever
by Dr. Mercola, 15 August 2017

Story at-a-glance

  • More than half of U.S. adults regularly take prescription medications, and the average adult takes four
  • More than 2 million serious adverse drug reactions (ADRs) occur every year in the U.S, leading to 100,000 deaths
  • ADRs are the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S., causing more deaths than pulmonary disease, diabetes, AIDS, pneumonia and accidents, including car accidents


If you’re a U.S. adult and don’t regularly take a prescription drug, you’re now in the minority, according to a survey of nearly 2,000 U.S. adults by Consumer Reports.1 The revealing sample found that more than half of U.S. adults regularly take prescription medications, and the average adult takes four. If it seems like your friends and family are taking more drugs than they did in the past — or if adults use more meds than they did when you were a kid — it’s not in your imagination, either.

The Brain Cancer That Keeps Killing Baseball Players

The Brain Cancer That Keeps Killing Baseball Players
by Jeré Longman, The New York Times, 14 August 2017

(Photo): Mickey Morandini, a Phillies coach, sitting in the dugout Thursday near a jersey honoring Darren Daulton, who died of brain cancer on Aug. 6. Morandini, a teammate of Daulton’s in the 1990s, is among former Phillies who have expressed concern about the number of their baseball contemporaries who have died of brain cancer. CreditMitchell Leff/Getty Images

PHILADELPHIA — Since Darren Daulton succumbed to brain cancer on Aug. 6, heartfelt tributes have honored the way he led a raucous Philliesteam to the World Series in 1993.

And unanswered questions have surfaced about the way he died.

Daulton and several prominent contemporaries in baseball — including at least three other Phillies who played at Veterans Stadium, the team’s home from 1971 to 2003 — have died of glioblastoma, according to news media accounts. It is considered the most aggressive and frequently diagnosed form of malignant brain tumor.

Researchers who have examined the baseball cases for years say there is insufficient evidence to determine whether they represent anything more than coincidence. Possible cancer clusters are notoriously hard to prove. Most of the time, upon rigorous examination, no cause can be identified and the cases are considered random.

“There is almost never an explanation for them,” said Timothy R. Rebbeck, a cancer epidemiologist at Harvard and the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute who has studied the Phillies cases.

Still, Phillies from that era are curious, some even unnerved, about whether there is any connection between brain cancer and baseball. In particular, they wonder if there is any association with Veterans Stadium, which was built on marshland and was demolished in 2004.

Speed Radar / Doppler

Speed Radar / Doppler
emrabc.ca/ (EMR Health Alliance of BC), posted here on August 2017

Many baseball players and Umpires had brain tumours. Did they all use cell phones? or was it the Radar Guns measuring the speed of the ball?

” All professional Baseball players have it rough. There is no doubt about it. I have known at least one personally and all the way from his farm team days to the big time under the bright lights, it has been an incredibly trying time both physically and emotionally. Long hours away from home and family are just one of the hallmarks of baseball’s commitments. All baseball players use cellphones to fill the long hours hours away from home. So why are the GBM’s are on the rise in just the pitchers, and catchers . It is no coincidence that this is the area of the brain closest to which the cell phone is held. Baseball players (even retired) probably use their cell phones often as they are on the road often. So why don’t we see the left or right fielders, coaches, or first basemen inordinately coming down with brain tumors on a similar basis?

Wi-Fi Health Advocates Fight 'Huge' Radiation Transmitters

Wi-Fi Health Advocates Fight 'Huge' Radiation Transmitters
by Jack O'Dwyerwww.odwyerpr.com, 14 August 2017

Wi-Fi health advocates including Manhattan Neighbors for Safer Telecommunications fight “refrigerator-size” radiation devices near homes.

The Fifth Generation (5G) transmitters only work for short distances, requiring hundreds of thousands of bulky devices throughout the nation, say health advocates.

The Federal Communications Commission does not acknowledge harm from electro-magnetic radiation below the level in which body temperatures are raised. However, credible scientists say there is evidence that some harm does occur. At least 5% of people have been found to be overtly extra-sensitive to such radiation.

Two hundred and twenty scientists from 41 nations have expressed concern over the dangers of radiation and have proposed safeguards.

Advocates Target NY Leaders

Advocates are currently targeting Gov. Cuomo and New York Dept of Environmental Conservation, which is considering rule-making that would exempt from environmental review projects on existing structures including those with no transmitters.

Deadly Brain Tumor Rates Rise In U.S. And Europe – Cell Phones To Blame?

Deadly Brain Tumor Rates Rise In U.S. And Europe – Cell Phones To Blame?
by Dr. Ellis Evans, Natural Blaze, 27 May 2017

[View original article for graphs.]

Deadly brain tumour rates on the increase in the UK, US, Denmark, Netherlands and Sweden, is it attributable to mobile phones?

A simple question posed by the telecommunications industries and its regulators is oft quoted “if exposure to mobile phone frequencies causes cancer, why are cancer rates falling?” Within the past year or so, this question is slowly being answered and its implications are deeply worrying. Whilst the total number of cancers are falling in some countries, certain ‘rare’ types of brain tumours are rising and these tumours are associated with studies looking at the usage of mobile phones.

Much of the data and information contained in this article can be found at http://www.microwavenews.com(1). It is an excellent source of the latest scientific, medical and epidemiological studies on mobile phone use and its carcinogenic effects on our biology.

Rates of glioblastoma multiforme (IV), an aggressive and deadly form of brain tumour, are increasing in the UK, US, Netherlands, Sweden, and Denmark. This is ominous because as in smoking and cancer induction, a certain time span is required before cancer sets in the body and is recognised as such by medical and scientific bodies. No one is really sure on the latency period between exposure to microwave radiation emitted from cell phone and WIFI router antennas and the induction of carcinogenic processes within the body.

14 August 2017

Type 2 Diabetes Rise in Children 'Disturbing'

This article does not look at environmental factors as contributing to type 2 diabetes in children or at the number of hours children spend in front of screens which fosters obesity.  Exposure to electromagnetic radiation from wireless technologies can worsen and even cause diabetes.  

Type 2 diabetes rise in children 'disturbing'
BBC News, 12 August 2017

More than 600 children and teenagers are being treated for type 2 diabetes in England and Wales, and the rise in cases is a "hugely disturbing trend", local councils are warning.

The figures come from a report by child health experts which found 110 more cases among under-19s in 2015-16 than two years previously.

The youngest children affected are aged between five and nine.

Council leaders said urgent action on childhood obesity was needed.

The Local Government Association, which represents councils in England and Wales, added that government cuts to public health budgets had affected their ability to tackle the issue.

Why are children getting type 2 diabetes?