The politics of wireless research in relation to health risks

There are a lot of powerful statements and comments that get straight to the heart of the issue of research and politics. Comments from Dr George Carlo in particular stand out, and we thought is worthwhile sharing them with you all because they give a clear indication of what the problem is in relation to the research that is presently being conducted to investigate potential implications wireless technology has on the health of the general public.

“There is a distinction between research aimed at cause and effect, and research aimed at surveillance, screening and intervention that is important but often overlooked.

Most of the public has been tricked by the industry and government agencies into believing that the answers to all of the question lie in more research on cause and effect. That is perhaps that biggest ruse of all. Cause/effect research done today, helps no one today, and it may not even help anyone tomorrow. In my view, what we need to help people exposed today is surveillance related research aimed at identifying high risk groups for intervention. It is simply too late in the game to rely only on basic cause/effect research to help public health.

Wireless technology contributes a pervasive exposure that now impacts billions of people around the globe. We have never, in history, had such a large ‘population at risk’ from any consumer related technology. But, the elephant sitting in the room, so to speak, is that this problem is ‘post-market’. The horse is already out of the barn. The exposures are already occurring every day. And, to make matters more complicated, the technologies evolve and change within every year – so the exposure characteristics are continually morphing. Therefore, causation research studies per se, no matter who funds them or who conducts them, are only marginally relevant to public health protection.

While scientists are arguing over parochial nuances – including funding sources, locations of tumors, whose research is better than whose – millions who could be helped with surveillance are not being helped.

The industry likes the concept of causation research because it delays the day of reckoning. Government agency officials like causation research because it allows bureaucrats to cover their behinds. The media likes causation research because it gives them something dramatic to talk about. But it doesn’t help anyone else.

A basic tenet of public health has always been to understand enough about a disease process to be able to prevent or control it. We are there with our mechanism-based understanding of the effects of EMR in all the known effect windows. So, if we are serious about protecting public health, we should be focusing our efforts on the development of tools to help identify early stage symptoms so that corrective interventions can be applied early enough to work.”

Dr George Carlo

Source: h.e.s.e project

Dr George Carlo, Ph.D, M.S., J.D is public health scientist and epidemiologist and is considered to be one of the world’s leading experts on Electromagnetic Radiation. From 1993-1999, Dr. Carlo headed a $28.5 millions project, funded by the telecommunications industry, to study cellphone’s health effects. He discovered that the risk of acoustic neuroma (a form of brain tumour) was 50 percent higher in long-term cellphone users, also that the amount of cellphone use and this tumor appeared to follow a dose-response curve. In recent years, Dr. Carlo has been alerting the public about the adverse health effects of mobile phones and wireless radiation. He is especially concerned about the promotion of wireless technology targeted at children and youth.  Click  here for more information.

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EMF Pollution, Wireless Devices and Alzheimer’s

This is an invitation to a free online Alzheimer’s & Dementia Summit.

In addition to an exclusive interview with Dr. Olle Johannson entitled “Wireless Technology – The threat to brain function”, Electromagnetic Frequency (EMF) pollution and wireless devices will be discussed within many of the 30+ other expert interviews.

This online event will get much-needed truth and remedies out to hundreds of thousands – perhaps millions.

Every 3 seconds someone gets diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or dementia, and a 2007 meta-study showed that being exposed to EMFs doubled the risk of developing Alzheimer’s.

Register for FREE now at the following link:
http://bit.ly/free-registration-summit

Own all of the expert talks to watch at your own pace:
http://bit.ly/own-all-talks-summit

 

 

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Wi-fried backlash

Outraged citizens are protesting the ABC’s decision to retract the Catalyst ‘Wi-fried?’ episode and scapegoating of the ‘Wi-fried?’ presenter, Maryanne Demasi.  You can make your voice heard through several avenues:

ABC Catalyst website
http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/4494933.htm

Online Petitions
https://www.change.org/p/ms-michelle-guthrie-managing-director-abc-tv-stop-media-censorship-by-abc-unfair-attack-on-catalyst-and-producer-dr-maryanne-demasi

https://www.change.org/p/abc-catalyst-stop-abc-bias-reinstate-catalyst-reporter-and-programs-wi-fried-and-heart-of-the-matter

Letters/emails to the ABC, government officials and communications authorities
Here is one concerned citizen’s response to the various parties with authority over this censorship.

 

 

 

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Stop Media Censorship by ABC – Unfair Attack on Catalyst and Producer Dr. Maryanne Demasi

Two petitions have been set up on Change.org by members of the public concerned by the ABC’s unfair treatment of Dr Maryanne Demasi and the excellent Catalyst program ‘Wi-Fried?’.

If you value freedom of reporting on important issues especially those relating to public health, please consider signing these petitions.

Petition one https://www.change.org/p/ms-michelle-guthrie-managing-director-abc-tv-stop-media-censorship-by-abc-unfair-attack-on-catalyst-and-producer-dr-maryanne-demasi

Petition two https://www.change.org/p/abc-catalyst-stop-abc-bias-reinstate-catalyst-reporter-and-programs-wi-fried-and-heart-of-the-matter

 

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ABC retracts ‘Wi-Fried?’

On 16 February 2016, the ABC science program Catalyst aired ‘Wi-Fried?’, a program about the safety of wireless devices such as mobile phones.

The ABC’s independent Audience & Consumer Affairs (A&CA) unit investigated complaints about the program and found that it breached the ABC’s impartiality standards by unduly favouring a so called “unorthodox” perspective that wireless devices and Wi-Fi pose significant health risks.
The full Audience and Consumer Affairs Investigation report can be found here http://about.abc.net.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/FINAL-REPORT-Catalyst-WiFried-Investigation.pdf

Following the outcome of this report, the ABC has retracted the program and removed it from its website. Dr Maryanne Demasi, the presenter has been suspended.

Is this yet further evidence of industry muscle swaying scientific debate? Why is the independence of the ABC seemingly in the thrall of the Australian Mobile Telecommunications Association (AMTA)?
To read more about this spurious censorship, or to submit a comment, please go to:
http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/4494933.htm
If you missed out on seeing ‘Wi-Fried?’, and want to make up your own mind about its content, go here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tNnxIj0uAOs
But be quick …before the ABC thought police close the site down!

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Smart meters: Higher pulses of RF than a phone antenna!

The following video shows a Gigahertz HF35C RF Analyser being used to compare microwave emissions from a mobile phone mast with smart meters.  The HF35C is capable of detecting microwave emissions between the 800Mhz and 2.7Ghz range – which is right where both smart meters and mobile phone tower antennae beat their bio-destructive path to your cells and DNA.

The results of the comparison speak for themselves.

If you live in an apartment where banks of these harmful smart meters are going to be located, you might want to consider knocking on your neighbours’ doors and giving them the kind of info on smart meters that they won’t hear on Question Time or the 6 o’clock News.

Are you prepared to risk living with a mobile phone tower/smart meter?  Are governments  and energy companies giving customers the full story?

YouTube here:

 

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Federal Election

In the forthcoming federal election, one party in the Senate stands out in its opposition to smart meters – John Madigan’s Manufacturing and Farming Party (MFP).

Senator John Madigan has been the only federal politician who has taken a consistent stand against the forced installation of smart meters, and who has assisted people with their rights to refuse smart meters or try to have them removed. His office has also provided assistance with research on this issue.

As a strong and passionate advocate for the ‘little’ person, John Madigan deserves to be re-elected to the Senate.

The newly formed Health Australia Party (HAP) is also worthy of your support with its policies on EMR pollution. The HAP supports the following initiatives which are needed due to the changing electromagnetic environment in which we live.

1. (a) The establishment of a national Agency dedicated to researching the situation about electro-smog, particularly EMR emissions from electrical and wireless devices that are potentially damaging or harmful to humans. That national agency, whilst based in Canberra, should have State branches in each of the major cities in Australia. The Canberra office would act as a clearing house or headquarters, but the real work to be done at the city or state level in the State branches.

2. (b) The Agency would employ and communicate with scientists from different disciplines (physics, electromagnetics, medicine etc.), but also permit input from interested lay persons to ensure its purpose could not be “hijacked” by scientists who wished to maintain the status quo. The agency would ensure relevant information about EMR was made available to the public to encourage public awareness and discussion of the problem.

3. (c) One task of the Agency would be to investigate and discuss claims made by the estimated 3 – 5% of the population who say they are electromagnetic hypersensitive (EHS), or react negatively to EMR emissions from such wireless device sources as mobile phones, smart meters, Wi-fi, mobile phone towers, NBN towers, etc.
(d) The Agency would investigate a “labelling scheme” to be used on each electrical device – particularly wireless devices – that are manufactured in or imported into Australia. The EMR output of each device would be measured and labelled to permit those who consider themselves EHS to determine what their EMR exposure might be if they use the device.

Stop Smart Meters Australia (SSMA) is aware of two House of Representatives (Lower House) candidates* who have spoken against the forced installation of smart meters.  Daniel Huppert, Independent candidate for the Victorian electorate of Aston and Rob Danieli, Australian Country Party candidate for the Victorian electorate of Murray.

*There may be other candidates in this election who oppose the forced installation of smart meters. however, they have not publicly spoken against smart meters or SSMA has not been made aware of them.
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