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This is an important but repeatedly misunderstood and misreported issue. The purpose of this RRT is to to uncover and communicate the facts concerning electromagnetic radiation and our health.

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Powerwatch commentary on the INTERPHONE results

Publication Date: 18th May 2010 | View full commentary

We have now fully read the published data on the first of the pooled INTERPHONE results. Recent coverage in the Daily Mail, the Times, the Telegraph and the Scotsman have announced that the paper demonstrates clear brain tumour risks from long term usage. Some other media, including the BBC, have reported almost opposite conclusions.

From our analysis, it is hard to conclude anything from the data other than the fact it is beginning to point towards a genuine long term association between mobile phone use and brain tumours. Despite the obvious flaws in the study skewing the data towards showing a protective effect, the long term pooled usage still showed a statistically significant 40% increase in risk of gliomas, one of the quickest killing forms of malignant cancer, but also a near significant increase in risk for meningiomas. It is without question that more research must urgently be done collecting more data on long term use (ideally with categories over 12, 15 and even over 20 years of usage, and higher cumulative hours data), as if the latency period for these tumours from other sources applies also to mobile phone exposure, we could be seeing the tip of the iceberg. If we really are only seeing the first 3 or 4% of eventual tumours, the real risk could easily be 30 times higher than the data has shown so far, and we will have no way of knowing until more comprehensive research is completed.

EMF Collaborative commentary on the INTERPHONE results

Publication Date: 17th May 2010 | View full commentary

The International EMF Collaborative, an initiative involving concerned scientists and organisations world-wide, have posted a 7 page commentary on the recently released INTERPHONE results.

First promised for publication in 2005, partial results from the 13-country Telecom funded Interphone study of brain tumors from 2000-2004 are finally available. The study finds no general increase in risk of brain tumors, but does find that people who have used phones heavily for a decade have a doubled to quadrupled risk of two types of brain tumors - glioma and meningioma. The average user in the Interphone study used a phone for two hours a month, which is close to the amount of use by many people in a single day. Six years after completion of data collection, results for tumors of the acoustic nerve (acoustic neuroma), and salivary gland tumors remain unpublished.

Lloyd Morgan has also produced a video presentation discussing these issues in greater detail.

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The Chemical mechanisms leading to EMF Sensitivity

Publication Date: 3rd April 2010 | View conference website

28th International Symposium on man and his environment in health and disease; The Chemical mechanisms leading to EMF Sensitivity June 3-6 2010

The International Symposium has been recognised as one of the most advanced medical forums in the world addressing the research and treatment of environmental effects on health and disease. The 2010 conference will focus on the chemical mechanisms leading to EMF sensitivity.

This conference presents the most current information available while providing guidelines to identify, diagnose and treat and to prevent environmentally triggered responses in the human physiology and is aimed at doctors, health care practitioners, physicians, nurses and nutritionists interested in the concepts and practice of Environmental Medicine, Occupational Medicine and Toxicology.

Full Signal - The Movie

Publication Date: 21st December 2009 | View film homepage

Genre: Documentary | Run Time: 61 minutes | Premiere: December 2009

Since 1997 and the onset of GSM telephony, more and more cellular antennas have been popping up in neighborhoods all around the world to support an ever-growing number of cell phone users. In fact they have become so prolific in some parts of the world that they disappear into the landscape with the same subtlety as cars on the street. And those that don't 'disappear' are cleverly disguised as chimneys, flagpoles, or water towers.

Full Signal talks to scientists around the world who are researching the health effects related to cellular technology; to activists who are fighting to regulate the placement of antennas; and to lawyers and law makers who represent the people wanting those antennas regulated. Filmed in Ten countries and Six US states, Full Signal examines the contradiction between health and finance, one of the many ironies of the fight to regulate antenna placement.

International EMF Conference 2009 - Stavanger, Norway

Publication Date: 4th October 2009 | View full programme

On November 17th there will be an international conference in Stavanger, Norway. This is an opportunity to hear presentations on electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and health effects. The conference is an excellent opportunity to update your knowledge on documented health effects from wireless technologies such as mobile phones and wireless networks. Please find attached details about the conference including information on how to make a reservation. The final program will be distributed within a week or two.

Grahame Blackwell on Radio Belfast, talking about the possible health effects of WiFi in schools

Publication Date: 28th September 2009 | Listen to full interview

Dr. Grahame Blackwell gives an interview on wifi in schools and the health effects on Talkback with Wendy Austin on Radio Belfast.

International EMF Conference 2009 - Stavanger, Norway

Publication Date: 4th October 2009 | View full programme

On November 17th there will be an international conference in Stavanger, Norway. This is an opportunity to hear presentations on electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and health effects. The conference is an excellent opportunity to update your knowledge on documented health effects from wireless technologies such as mobile phones and wireless networks. Please find attached details about the conference including information on how to make a reservation. The final program will be distributed within a week or two.

Grahame Blackwell on Radio Belfast, talking about the possible health effects of WiFi in schools

Publication Date: 28th September 2009 | Listen to full interview

Dr. Grahame Blackwell gives an interview on wifi in schools and the health effects on Talkback with Wendy Austin on Radio Belfast.

Cellphones and Brain Tumors: 15 Reasons for Concern, Science, Spin and the Truth Behind Interphone

Publication Date: 25th August 2009 | View full press release

This report, sent to government leaders and media today, details eleven design flaws of the 13-country, Telecom-funded Interphone study. The Interphone study, begun in 1999, was intended to determine the risks of brain tumors, but its full publication has been held up for years. Components of this study published to date reveal what the authors call a 'systemic-skew', greatly underestimating brain tumor risk.

The design flaws include categorizing subjects who used portable phones (which emit the same microwave radiation as cellphones,) as 'unexposed'; exclusion of many types of brain tumors; exclusion of people who had died, or were too ill to be interviewed, as a consequence of their brain tumor; and exclusion of children and young adults, who are more vulnerable.

Afterlife DJ Allergic produces new album inspired by his difficulties in being allergic to wi-fi

Publication Date: 24th July 2009 | View story in the Daily Mail

Other Coverage: Powerwatch UK | Defected | Ibiza Online | Jonty Skruff's Blog | LA2DAY

Well known chillout DJ Steve Miller recently released a new album entitled "Electrosensitive", in reference to having become highly sensitised to electromagnetic radiation recently, specifically WiFi.

He gave a short interview with Defected, describing his music, the album, and what it is like living with electrosensitivity. From not being able to do indoor gigs to having to avoid certain festivals such as Glastonbury, Steve paints a picture of a life where there are considerable obstacles to his professional vocation, and how he turned this into the inspiration for his latest work. Clips from tracks on the album are available in the player below:

Go to Defected.com Get These Tracks Get This Player

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Mobile phones for children: a boon or a peril?

Publication Date: 23rd June 2009 | View original on Times Online

Half of British children aged 5 to 9 own a mobile phone, and a brand for tots is imminent. Some experts are unhappy.

The article continues ... In a world where everyone is busy texting and chatting, more and more parents believe that their little ones should join the fun. In spite of dire warnings about the long-term harm that mobile phone use may wreak on young children’s mental and physical health, we have just passed the tipping point: more than half of British children aged between 5 and 9 own a mobile phone.

Professor Lawrie Challis, an emeritus professor of physics who has led the Government's mobile-phone safety research, says that parents should not give children phones before secondary school. After that, they should encourage them to text rather than to make calls, as texting exposes their brains to lower levels of electromagnetic radiation.

"We have no idea if they are different in reaction to this sort of radio frequency," says Challis, "but there are reasons why they may be — children react differently to ionising radiation, radioactivity and gamma rays. If you are exposed to too much sunlight as a child, you are far more likely to get skin cancer than if you are exposed as an adult."

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ARPANSA, John Lincoln, and 10 commitments

Publication Date: 18th June 2009

I would like to thank John Lincoln from ARPANSA's ELF working group committee (Australia's national radiation protection agency) for his response to my open letter.

I do understand that electrical induction is as relevant as tissue heating effects with regards to the current guidelines on non ionising electromagnetic fields generally. I understand that this guidance is specifically for ELF but I used the term "thermal" as that is more familiar to many. I look forward to ARPANSA urgently addressing their RF guidelines as well, as it is an area of great concern to members of the public and policy makers. I apologise for not making it clear that this was the point of the open questions.

I'm very pleased to see that ARPANSA have recognised the difference between chronic and acute ELF exposure, but there is an indication that the chronic exposure situation has been deliberately left as ambiguous due to "current scientific uncertainties". Are ARPANSA going to define what precautionary measures they have considered, that can be advocated whilst research fills in the remaining gaps? Is there going to be any mention in the executive summary of the report that ELF EMFs are considered by IARC to be "possible human carcinogens" (with reference primarily to childhood leukaemia), and is the report going to highlight the existence of replicated associations between ELF EMFs and both ALS and Alzheimer's?

Past president of the Bioelectromagnetics Society Martin Blank has recently stated that "Cells in the body react to EMFs as potentially harmful, just like to other environmental toxins, including heavy metals and toxic chemicals. The DNA in living cells recognizes electromagnetic fields at very low levels of exposure; and produces a biochemical stress response. The scientific evidence tells us that our safety standards are inadequate, and that we must protect ourselves from exposure to EMF due to power lines, cell phones and the like, or risk the known consequences. The science is very strong and we should sit up and pay attention."

Many of those suffering from electrosensitivity based issues with regards to ELF EMFs (such as the earlier studies on VDUs) appear to suffer both from short term and long term exposures to low levels of EMFs (not just ambient background levels, but certainly typical exposures from appliances, electricity distribution and internal house wiring). Are ARPANSA planning on recognising any of these potential effects within the final document?

I'm sure John would agree that there is still a lot to be done with regards to addressing precaution on the low chronic exposures to ELF fields, and it is great that these issues are being addressed. However, RF exposure sources such as mobile phones, phones masts, Wi-Fi, etc WIMAX, tetra are rapidly proliferating with little to no systems controlling low level chronic exposures, and we feel that the time has come to revise RF guidance as a matter of urgency.

I would like to thank John once again for raising some useful points and have now included ELF within my list of 10 questions and would be most grateful if John could share this information with his colleagues at ARPANSA and the Australian Government officials. The same questions apply to all Governments throughout the world and standard setting groups such as ICNIRP and Health Protection Agencies such as WHO and the UK Health Protection Agency. They all have a duty of care to protect public health and I and many people throughout the world would truly appreciate receiving answers to these questions.

Should we sit back and let it happen? Here are a few questions:

  1. Has the Australian Government or any other Government taken people who suffer with electrosensitivity (ES) into consideration?
  2. Has any account been given to the unique susceptibility of growing children to ELF and RF/MW?
  3. What do you do if you have a phone mast next to your home or suffer as a result of exposure to mobile phones, Wi-Fi, WIMAX or DECT phones?
  4. Should our children and the world's workforce be forced to go to school and work surrounded in a sea of untested and unregulated radiation?
  5. Have we given our Government and the Industry permission to include us in this experiment?
  6. Hasn't the Government got a duty of care to alert the public to the non-thermal biological effects?
  7. What are the long term consequences?
  8. Is financial gain more important than health?
  9. Do we really want to leave a legacy of enormous proportions with regards to health and the economic consequences for our children?
  10. Is it ethical?

The public deserve protection and look towards people in authority especially our elected official's to protect public health. However, history has shown that time and time again nothing is done until compelled to take action by the courts. A recent legal Judgment has been taken in Belgium banning the installation of a 28-metre phone mast in Drongen. In its judgement, the court recalled a decision taken by a justice of Peace in 2000, who declared: "As long as it has not been scientifically proven that radiation is without danger, it should be considered that it is probably dangerous."

The time has come for the Governments, regulators and health agencies to engage with the public, doctors and scientists voicing precaution approach such as the Bioinitiative team amongst many others and hopefully find a safer way forward together.

Eileen O'Connor
Director
Radiation Research Trust

June 2009 - RRT Newsletter

Publication Date: 1st June 2009 | Download full newsletter

The EM Radiation Research Trust has just published its June 2009 newsletter, covering a number of significant changes over the last couple of months. The contents are as follows:

  1. ARPANSA and the raising of the ELF exposure limits
  2. The release of Rewire.Me
  3. ICNIRP, SCENIHR, and BioInitiative

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Story of Eileen's fight against the Wishaw mast now available on YouTube

Publication Date: 21st May 2009 | View 10 minute video on Youtube

"Eileen O'Connor is a trustee for the Radiation Research Trust. As a breast cancer survivor she believes cell phone masts are extremely dangerous and her campaigning against exposure to elevated electromagnetic radiation levels has brought together scientists and policy makers around Europe, from local MPs to the European Commission, to re-examine EMF science and policy. The following short film captures Eileen O'Connor's phone mast campaign."

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INTERPHONE project finally approaches first publishing date for results

Publication Date: 11th May 2009 | View comprehensive Microwave News article

As reported in great detail by Microwave News, the decade long INTERPHONE project is finally approaching the date for publishing the first summaries of results.

Since taking over as the director of IARC, Christopher Wild has succeeded in putting together a draft with two other colleagues that should represent the project's final summary of the evidence observed on the association between mobile phone usage and risk of malignant brain tumours (Gliomas and Meningiomas). Sadly, especially considering the evidence published by Hardell and colleagues, the Acoustic Neuroma findings are still to be completed and will not be published along with the malignant tumour work.

Considering the amount of money, time and energy invested in the Interphone project to date, the continue lack of results and discussions on the implications of the results can only be termed as a disaster. This has not been helped by the public disagreements and divergence of views within the Interphone camp leading to such a stalemate, and the lack of consideration of a number of significant confounding factors (such as cordless phone usage) further exacerbates the issues. By the time the results are fully published, their relevance and usefulness will be highly questionable due to the age of the data.

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Sponsor a 500km bike ride to support the Radiation Research Trust!

Publication Date: 4th May 2009 | Visit Paul's Just Giving page | Visit Gary's Just Giving page

Eileen's husband, Paul O'Connor, is cycling for 4 days from Paris to Geneva in aid of raising funds for the UK charity the Radiation Research Trust. If you wish to sponsor him to help with the work the RRT are doing in the UK and abroad, please consider visiting his Just Giving page and donating whatever you feel is appropriate. Their friend Gary Morley is also running, and you can also visiting his Just Giving page. Many thanks for all those that have supported us so far!

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April 2009 - RRT Newsletter

Publication Date: 7th April 2009 | Download full newsletter

The EM Radiation Research Trust has just published its April 2009 newsletter, covering a number of significant changes over the last couple of months. The contents are as follows:

  1. RNCNIRP memorandum on the inadequacy of existing standards to protect children
  2. French legal cases and the ministerial dilemma over base stations and health
  3. The Ries report and the European Commission's attitude towards EMF precaution
  4. Pathophysiology and a number of papers showing clear evidence of harm from EMFs

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Report of the workshop on EMF and Health: Science and Policy to address public concerns

Publication Date: 6th March 2009 | Download full newsletter

This is the formal summary report for the workshop by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Health & Consumers. The report breaks down the workshop into the individual sessions, explains the ground covered in each session and who presented the material, and the conclusions and steps that were perceived necessary to take the various issues forward.

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March 2009 - RRT Newsletter

Publication Date: 2nd March 2009 | Download full newsletter

The EM Radiation Research Trust has just published its March 2009 newsletter, covering a number of very significant updates and progress being made over the last 12 months. The contents are as follows:

  1. RRT conference update
  2. EU Workshop, Brussels - 11th & 12 February, 2009
  3. The danger of relay antennas to health finally recognized!
  4. RRT new trustees and reshuffle
  5. US President's Cancer Panel & letter from US Congress of the United States
  6. RRT trustee's visit the High Acres Base Station
  7. Dr Caroline Lucas, Mike Bell and Eileen O'Connor
  8. November, 2008 - Eileen's Interview on Russian TV & latest news report
  9. Further important developments

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February 2009 - EU Workshop on EMF and Health: Science and Policy to address public concerns

Publication Date: 13th February 2009 | Workshop on EMF and Health website

The European Commission held an outstanding conference attempting to bring opposing views together to discuss how best to evaluate scientific evidence and present the assessments to the general public via national policies.

The conference covered a wide range of views, from CENELEC, SCENIHR, ICNIRP, the BioInitiative Group, and stakeholder views such as those of the RRT, Health and Environment Alliance, Mobile Manufacturers Forum and the European Environment Agency.

For archiving purposes, the Radiation Research Trust have a separate archive of the RRT slides, including a text only version (Still a .pdf, but text instead of the Powerpoint format used for the presentation.

Interphone Brain Tumors Studies To Date

Publication Date: 12th August 2008 | Lloyd Morgan's Interphone presentation

An Examination of Poor Study Design Resulting in an under-estimation of the Risk of Brain Tumors, a PowerPoint presentation by Lloyd Morgan at BEMS, San Diego, 12 June 2008

ICEMS releases Venice Resolution on EMF Safety

Publication Date: 6th August 2008 | ICEMS Venice Resolution

View the latest International Commission for Electromagnetic Safety (ICEMS), Venice Resolution, initially signed by 47 scientists worldwide.

The Kempten West Study:

The Citizens Initiative Kempten West, which was established after the installation of the T-Mobile transmitter on the bank building (in Lindauerstraße) is now able to present the first results of the blood tests. Unfortunately, the results confirm the fears of the Initiative.

RNCNIRP - Mobile phones high risk for children's health

Please see attached important announcement about the potential high risks for children's health in the near future with regards to using mobile phones according to the opinion of Professor Yury Grigoriev, Chairman of Russian National Committee on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection, RNCNIRP.

I would sincerely like to thank Professor Grigoriev and the Russian Committee for providing this important information. I hope the Governments and authorities throughout the world listen to his wise words of advice with regards to the very high risks for children's health when using mobile phones and take measures to urgently inform parents, teachers and doctor's to promote this message and protect the health and futures of our children.

Please encourage the Government to implement legislation to stop the promotion and marketing to children and adopt protection for this vulnerable group now!

BioInitiative Report

This followed the issue of the BioInitiative Report: A Rationale for a Biologically-based Public Exposure Standard for Electromagnetic Fields (ELF and RF) 31st August 2007.

An international working group of renowned scientists, researchers and public health policy professionals (The BioInitiative Working Group) has released its report on electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and health.

After reviewing over 2000 research publications scientists raise concerns about the safety of existing public limits that regulate how much EMF is allowable from power lines, mobile phones, and many other sources of EMF exposure in daily life.

The report documents scientific evidence raising worries about health impacts including childhood leukemia (from power lines and other electrical exposures), brain tumors and acoustic neuromas (from mobile phones and cordless phones) and Alzheimers disease. There is evidence that EMFs area risk factor for both childhood and adult cancers.

Public health expert and co-editor of the Report, Dr David O Carpenter, Director, Institute for Health and the Environment at the University of Albany, New York states: "This report stands as a wake-up call that long-term exposure to some kinds of EMFs may cause serious health effects. Good public health planning is needed now to prevent cancers and neurological diseases linked to exposure to power lines and other sources of EMFs. We need to educate the public and our decision makers that business as usual is unacceptable."

The Handheld Learning Conference / Dr Mike Repacholi

The leaflet was launched to delegates at the Handheld Learning Conference held in Westminster on 11th and 12th October 2007 where Trustees Michael Bell and Eileen O'Connor had a 2 hour meeting with Dr Mike Repacholi, ex WHO chief who gave delegates a key note presentation to the effect that electromagnetic radiation was not an immediate problem.

He did acknowledge to the Trust and the conference in answer to questions from the Trust that research expenditure was particularly inadequate given the current levels of concern.

He initially expressed to us a hope that he could help facilitate funding for research particularly on the challenge of Electrohypersensitivity.

He also acknowledged to us that it was time for a review of the ICNIRP standards from their 1998 levels.

Inadequate 10 year old ICNIRP Guidelines

On 27th November - Eileen O'Connor presented her personal story at the Emergency Conference on Human Health in an Electro-technological World. The event was sponsored by Roger Coghill and was hosted at the Royal Society, London.

A resolution was proposed in favour of an urgent review of the present ICNIRP guidelines which scientists and other delegates considered to be out of date and not reflective of the huge spread of the new technologies in the last 10 years.

Along with co-presenters:

Roger Coghill
Dr Lennart Hardell
Professor Olle Johansson
Dr Gerd Oberfeld
Cindy Sage
Dr Robert Verkerk
Dr John Walker
Nancy Watts

The Conference was followed at Westminster on 28th November by a meeting to discuss possible current research projects including WiFi to see if advantage could be taken of the HPA research and MTHR 2 programmes as well as possible WHO / European funding.

The RRT is calling for a review of WiFi / Wireless devices after a recent article entitled "The Truth About Mobile Phones and Wi-Fi"

Canadian Human Rights Commission -Policy on Environmental Sensitivities

Many thanks to Dr Magda Havas of Trent University, who was happy to supply the following links to expand on the Canadian ES update.

Policy on Environmental Sensitivities

Individuals with environmental sensitivities experience a variety of adverse reactions to environmental agents at concentrations well below those that might affect the "average person". This medical condition is a disability and those living with environmental sensitivities are entitled to the protection of the Canadian Human Rights Act, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. The Canadian Human Rights Commission will receive any inquiry and process any complaint from any person who believes that he or she has been discriminated against because of an environmental sensitivity. Like others with a disability, those with environmental sensitivities are required by law to be accommodated.

The CHRC encourages employers and service providers to proactively address issues of accommodation by ensuring that their workplaces and facilities are accessible for persons with a wide range of disabilities.

Successful accommodation for persons with environmental sensitivities requires innovative strategies to minimize or eliminate exposure to triggers in the environment. These may include: developing and enforcing fragrance free and chemical avoidance policies, undertaking educational programs to increase voluntary compliance with such policies, minimizing chemical use and purchasing less toxic products, and notifying employees and clients in advance of construction, re-modeling and cleaning activities. Such measures can prevent injuries and illnesses, and reduce costs and health and safety risks.

The Medical Perspective on Environmental Sensitivities - Margaret E. Sears MEng PhD, 2007

Abstract - [View in Full]

Approximately 3% of Canadians have been diagnosed with environmental sensitivities, and many more are somewhat sensitive to traces of chemicals and / or electromagnetic phenomena in the environment. People experience neurological and numerous other symptoms, and avoidance of triggers is an essential step to regaining health. The Canadian Human Rights Commission commissioned this report to summarize scientific information about environmental sensitivities. For those interested in the original scientific and technical literature, an annotated bibliography is available on request from environmentalhealthmed@gmail.com. This report addresses issues such as the definition and prevalence of environmental sensitivities; recognition by medical authorities; education and training within the medical community; origins, triggers and symptoms of sensitivities; impact of environmental sensitivities in the workplace; government policies and standards for building codes, air quality and ventilation as they affect individuals with environmental sensitivities; and guidelines for accommodation within the workplace. For people with environmental sensitivities, their health and ability to work rests with the actions of others, including building managers, co-workers and clients. Accommodating people with environmental sensitivities presents an opportunity to improve workplace environmental quality and workers' performance, and may help prevent the onset of sensitivities in others.

Accommodation for Environmental Sensitivities: Legal Perspective - Cara Wilkie and David Baker, 2007

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Environmental sensitivities are a group of poorly understood medical conditions that cause people to react adversely to environmental triggers. The Canadian Human Rights Commission commissioned this report, in which the researchers seek to establish the status of the issues related to environmental sensitivities from a legal perspective and as these relate to the protection of human rights. The researchers examined case law, consulted experts and examined secondary sources on accommodation of people with environmental sensitivities in Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom, in order to answer several questions in the Canadian context: What is the status of the case law in these jurisdictions? Do building codes act as barriers to people with environmental sensitivities? What best practices emerge from the case law? How are conflicting interests reconciled? How can third parties be involved in the accommodation process? Where is the threshold of undue hardship? How are conflicts regarding accommodation preferences resolved?

Policy approved by the Commission on June 15, 2007

Research:

An Israeli Study on "Celluar Phone Use and Risk of Benign and Malignant Parotid Gland Tumors - A Nationwide Case-Control Study" in the December edition of The American Journal of Epidemiology does not allay these concerns. When no less an authority as Dr Mike Repacholi confirms to the Trust and educationalists that research funding is inadequate, it is time for some action.

The Safe Wireless Initiative Health Study

The Biological Effects of Weak Electromagnetic Fields - Dr Goldsworthy, Honorary Lecturer in Biology at Imperial College London

Transcript of the recent BBC Panorama program on wireless networks - here.

Note: Dr Repacholi's complaint that "the balance of the Panorama programme was not correct" was upheld in that it lacked another supporter of his stance but the scientific content was upheld.

Cancer clusters at phone masts. Daniel Foggo The Sunday Times 22/04/07

WIFI / WLAN

Just gone mobile or about to? Read here first....

Minutes for the EMF Discussion Group Meeting - 11th September 2007

Minutes of the last meeting on 11th September 2007 are now on the Health Protection Agency / Radiation website. You will find some important information enclosed in the minutes including that from Dr Rick Saunders ex WHO on the ICNIRP standards.

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