The Turin Court of Appeal has ruled that exposure to radiofrequency radiation can lead to the development of tumors despite inconclusive scientific data.
The EBV genome in latently infected lymphoid cells offers an opportunity to follow effects on the transcriptional and translational product clearly distinguishable from those of the host cell genome. Exposure of Akata cells, a human lymphoid cell line latently infected by the EBV genome, to a 50 Hz EMF resulted in an increased number of cells expressing the virus early antigens. This finding provides additional evidence that DNA can be modulated by a magnetic field.
Drug resistance to one or more antibiotics is mainly believed to be a serious threat to global public health which occurs by various mechanisms. The electromagnetic field as a nonchemical tool is capable of altering the antimicrobial susceptibility of bacteria. The aim of this study is the evaluation of the antimicrobial susceptibility of the Klebsiella pneumoniae to antibiotics before and after exposure to 900 MHz radiofrequency (RF) radiation produced by a mobile phone.
Mobile phones and Wi-Fi radiofrequency radiation are among the main sources of the exposure of the general population to radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF). Previous studies have shown that exposure of microorganisms to RF-EMFs can be associated with a wide spectrum of changes ranged from the modified bacterial growth to the alterations of the pattern of antibiotic resistance…..
Reasons for Decisions
Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986
In relation to the Repatriation Medical Authority (the RMA) Statement of Principles No. 9 of 2005, as not amended on 14 April 2008 in respect of chronic lymphoid leukaemia and death from chronic lymphoid leukaemia, made under subsection 196B(2) of the Veterans’ Entitlements Act 1986 (the VEA), the Specialist Medical Review Council (the Council) under subsection 196W of the VEA:
DECLARES that there is sound medical-scientific evidence on which the RMA could have relied to amend the Statement of Principles to include small lymphocytic lymphoma as the same disease as chronic lymphocytic leukaemia;
DECLARES that there is sound medical-scientific evidence on which the RMA could have relied upon to amend the Statement of Principles to include the factors applying to chronic lymphocytic leukaemia as set out below;
Herbicides, Pesticides and Dioxin (separately or in combination);
Lately discovered chronic fatigue syndrome is associated with Epstein-Barr virus infection. The objective of this paper was to detect this syndrome in our patients. 31 patients with cured acute infective mononucleosis were examined by questionnaire, physical check-up and laboratory analyses in order to detect disorders characteristic for chronic fatigue syndrome. Six months after they had been cured, out of 7 patients 5 patients complained of frequent sore throat, fatigue and exhaustion, and a year later, all 5 patients were sleepy and tired all the time. More than a year after the acute illness 19 patients were examined and in 5.6% frequent sore throat and enlarged neck lymph nodes occurred. The gathered results point to disorders characteristic for chronic fatigue syndrome in a high percentage. This pilot study should only be the beginning of examinations of this kind.
What is Non-Hodgkin lymphoma?
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a type of lymphoma, a cancer that begins in the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is an important part of the immune system and includes the various lymph glands around the body. Non-Hodgkin lymphoma most commonly occurs in a lymph node but it can also occur in the liver, spleen, stomach or bones. There are more than 60 sub-types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and they vary in how fast they grow and spread, and how sick people feel.
There are two classifications of non-Hodgkin lymphoma: B-cell lymphomas which account for around 85% of lymphomas, and T-cell lymphomas.
What is Hodgkin lymphoma?
Hodgkin lymphoma arises when developing lymphocytes undergo a malignant change and multiply in an uncontrolled way. These abnormal lymphocytes (called lymphoma cells) form collections of cancer cells called tumours, in lymph nodes (glands) and other parts of the body.
Hodgkin lymphoma is distinguished from all other types of lymphoma because of the presence of a special kind of cancer cell called a Reed-Sternberg cell. When it is first diagnosed, Hodgkin lymphoma may affect a single lymph node or a group of lymph nodes or it may affect another part of the body such as the spleen, liver or bone marrow.
In more advanced stages, Hodgkin lymphoma can spread via the lymphatic system and the blood to almost any part of the body. With treatment, most people with Hodgkin lymphoma can be cured. This is especially true for younger patients who are diagnosed with early stage disease. Advanced stage Hodgkin lymphoma can also be treated very successfully.
[Extract Page 81] “In a study in Sydney, Hocking et al. (1996) showed increased incidence and mortality rates of childhood leukaemia in the aggregate of three local authority areas close to a VHF-TV transmitter, compared to a number of areas further away.” [This refers to a cancer cluster in Sydney, Australia]
Reference to Potential long-term effects
“…This classification was based on pooled analyses of epidemiological studies demonstrating a consistent pattern of a two-fold increase in childhood leukaemia associated with average exposure to residential power-frequency magnetic field above 0.3 to 0.4 µT. The Task Group concluded that additional studies since then do not alter the status of this classification.”
[Extract] Initial tests indicate that personal and occupational use of personal digital assistants (PDAs or palm-held wireless units) produce high intensity bursts of extremely-low frequency electromagnetic fields (ELF-EMF). These emissions could result in comparatively high ELF-EMF exposure in persons that carry a PDA close to the body (i.e., in a pocket or on a belt); or held to the head for cell phone conversations.
Reference to “Results: Maximum MFDs found 62 G for iPhone 5S and 61 G for Samsung Galaxy S5.” [Note that 62 G is 6,200 µT and compare this to the magnetic field above 0.3 to 0.4 µT referred to by the WHO associated with childhood leukaemia].
Published under the joint sponsorship of the United Nations Environment Programme, the World Health Organisation and the international Radiation Protection association. Reference to the activation of dormant viruses at low frequencies and at 60 to 120 GHz. EMR can also affect bacteria. Referred to Chapter 1.2.4 Biological investigation on page 16 and Chapter 6.4 Molecular Absorption on page 48.
[Extract] Ambient levels of electromagnetic fields (EMF) have risen sharply in the last 80 years, creating a novel energetic exposure that previously did not exist. Most recent decades have seen exponential increases in nearly all environments, including rural/remote areas and lower atmospheric regions.
[Extract] Ambient levels of nonionizing electromagnetic fields (EMF) have risen sharply in the last five decades to become a ubiquitous, continuous, biologically active environmental pollutant, even in rural and remote areas. Many species of flora and fauna, because of unique physiologies and habitats, are sensitive to exogenous EMF in ways that surpass human reactivity. This can lead to complex endogenous reactions that are highly variable, largely unseen, and a possible contributing factor in species extinctions, sometimes localized. Non-human magnetoreception mechanisms are explored.
[Extract] Due to the continuous rising ambient levels of nonionizing electromagnetic fields (EMFs) used in modern societies—primarily from wireless technologies—that have now become a ubiquitous biologically active environmental pollutant, a new vision on how to regulate such exposures for non-human species at the ecosystem level is needed. Government standards adopted for human exposures are examined for applicability to wildlife. Existing environmental laws, such as the National Environmental Policy Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act in the U.S. and others used in Canada and throughout Europe, should be strengthened and enforced. New laws should be written to accommodate the ever-increasing EMF exposures. Radiofrequency radiation exposure standards that have been adopted by worldwide agencies and governments warrant more stringent controls given the new and unusual signaling characteristics used in 5G technology. No such standards take wildlife into consideration.
Research from the former Soviet Union that showed the damage caused by EMF radiation was blocked by the US government agency for 35 years – just as the mobile phone industry was starting.
Oceania Radiofrequency Scientific Advisory Association Inc. (ORSAA)
ORSAA is a not-for-profit organisation composed of scientists and professionals from various academic disciplines who are investigating the scientific research that relates to the effects of artificial electromagnetic radiation (EMR) on humans, animals and the environment.
Physicians for Safe Technology
Digital Technology and Public Health
Environmental Health Trust (EHT)
Environmental Health Trust (EHT) is a think tank that promotes a healthier environment through research, education, and policy.
Phire Medical – Physicians’ Health Initiative For Radiation
The Physicians’ Health Initiative for Radiation and Environment (PHIRE) is an independent association of medical doctors and associated specialists.
Safe EMF Education Network (SEEN)
The Safe EMF Education Network Inc. (SEEN) is a non-for-profit volunteer-run incorporated association based in Adelaide, South Australia. Creating a safer environment by promoting public awareness, educating and empowering the community to mitigate the risks of exposure of harmful Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR) in public spaces, schools, homes and workplaces. SEEN is a hub of information where you can explore a collection of EMF Research.
EMF Studies – A to B (from SEEN Website)
Explore the latest, independent, non-industry funded, peer reviewed scientific literature exploring the effects of Electromagnetic Frequency, Radio Frequency, Dirty Electricity & Magnetic Field exposures.
The Australian National Register of Environmental Sensitivities (ANRES)
The aim of the ANRES project is the establishment of Australian National Register of Environmental Sensitivities. People with environmental sensitivities (incl EHS) can register with ANRES.
Environment & Communities Safe from Radiation Inc. (ECSFR)
ECSFR’s mission is to ensure that environment and communities are safe from exposure to harmful microwave radiation, which medical professionals predict is the new “smoking”.
Children’s Health Defense Australia
Facebook page (website to come soon)
Radio Frequency National Site Archive (RFNSA)
You can use the Radio Frequency National Site Archive (RFNSA) to search for Australian Mobile Network base stations to find Electromagnetic Energy (EME) Reports, site locations, carrier contact details for existing sites and community consultation information for new sites.