15
Jun
2006

The study which was not funded

Dr. Gomez, who published a study about the Microwave Syndrom wants now to extend the sample size of the study (it will make the study more powerful), but funding was rejected by the political interests, now he asks for independent funding and insists to continue looking for the scientific truth even if the Spanish health ministry doesn't like it.

Iris Atzmon


http://www.avaate.org/article.php3?id_article=297

The investigation directed by Doctor Claudio Gomez-Perretta tries to extend the sample of 104 people of the preceding study to more than one thousand to check the existence of an increase of tumors in the area of Molina de Segura (Murcia).

Levante Digital. El Mercantil Valenciano. 14th of June 2006.

Investigators of the Spanish Society of Bioelectromagnetismo open a current account to make a study on microwaves that has been refused to them.

They try to find the relation from the microwaves of the stations for mobile phone and the microwave syndrome.

Down you can find the news from the newspaper that includes the account to collaborate in the economic support of this important independent study, that the Public Administrations are not interested to finance. Also in the word file you can read the memory of the Project of investigation

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http://www.avaate.org/article.php3?id_article=297

La investigación que dirige el Doctor Claudio Gómez-Perretta pretende ampliar la muestra de 104 personas del estudio precedente a las mil además de profundizar en saber si existe relación con un incremento en la aparición de tumores en el área de Molina de Segura (Murcia).

Levante Digital. El Mercantil Valenciano. 14 de junio de 2006. Investigadores de la Sociedad Española de Bioelectromagnetismo abren una cuenta corriente para hacer un estudio de microondas que les han denegado.

Pretenden conocer la relación de las microondas provenientes de las estaciones base de telefonía móvil y el síndrome de microondas

Abajo puedes encontrar la noticia del periódico que incluye la cuenta corriente para colaborar en el soporte económico de este importante estudio independiente, que las Administraciones Públicas no están interesadas en financiar. También en el archivo de Word pudes leer la memoria del Proyecto de investigación

http://www.avaate.org/IMG/pdf/levante-emv_COMPLET.pdf

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No place to hide: Doctor Claudio GOMEZ PERRETTA LOOKING FOR INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/1546379/

Prominent Irish academic says radio wave emissions may cause an EHS reaction

It is heartening to see Professor Philip Walton of NUI, Galway, acknowledge--as is reported in the IRISH EXAMINER article below-- that a percentage of the Irish population may indeed be "extra sensitive to exposure from radio waves . . .." Professor Walton's convictions regards the health consequences of the Chernobyl disaster are well-known: there are no major ill-effects, he believes. I have pasted in below Peter Gleeson's article earlier postings I sent to you on this.

Best,

Imelda, Cork


Could you please add this background information that I've just received from B.E.S.T., to the message I have already sent you regard today's (Thursday, June 15, 2006) IRISH EXAMINER article.

Thanks

Imelda


"The background to this is that John and Rosie Ryan were at a meeting last week in Offices of Tipperary County Council (North) as the Councillors are assessing whether or not to put distance restrictions for phone masts into their County Development Plan. In attendance at the meeting also were reps from O2 and their "independent" scientist Dr. Philip Walton.... Definitely unintentionally he really did them no favours, it was great!! See his comments from that meeting on page 9 of the Examiner."


IRISH EXAMINER, THURSDAY, 15.06.2006

"MOBILE EMISSIONS '20,000 TIMES WORSE THAN PHONE MASTS'
IMPOSSIBLE TO KNOW SIDE-EFFECTS, WARNS ACADEMIC

by Peter Gleeson

Holding a mobile phone close to the ear exposes you to up to 20,000 times more radio wave emissions than standing close to a mobile phone mast, a leading academic has said. Philip Walton, a professor of applied physics at NUI, Galway, said it was impossible to say if there would be long-term effects on humans from mobile phones as they had been in use for only 15 years. Professor Walton said a large report carried out by the Health Protection Agency in Britain, known as the Stewart Report, recommended that children be dissuaded from using mobile phones, except in emergencies. The report also cautioned about the need to aim the main beam of base stations away from schools. Professor Walton said it was possible that a very small percentage of the population was extra sensitive to exposure from radio waves emitted from base stations on mobile phone masts. It was clear that some of the people who did complain that their health had been affected by emissions from masts had a fear of such emissions and were suffering psychosomatically. Addressing a North Tipperary planning committee considering policies to protect consumers from possible health risks caused by mobile phones and masts, he said measurements taken on radio waves from mobile phone base stations in Ireland showed that they were significantly below the international safety standards. John Cummins, the Cahir-based chairman of Better Environment and Safer Telecommunications, said his group was set up following concerns about the proliferation of mobile phone masts. "More and more people in the country are beginning to experience symptoms which are associated with what is known as electrical hypersensitivity. This is a medically recognised condition in places like Sweden and California, where some 20% of the population suffer symptoms of this condition," he said. The symptoms include headaches, fatigue, dizziness or disorientation, weakening of the immune system, nausea, nosebleeds, lack of mental focus, memory problems, skin problems and depression. He said Joint Oireachtas Committee on Communications had made 11 recommendations to Government in relation to mobile phones and phone masts in June 2005. One of these recommendations was that no equipment emitting electromagnetic emissions or radio frequency emissions be permitted to be sited near health centres, schools or other sensitive sites such as playgrounds or pitches. Mr Cummins said a number of county councils around the country were now forbidding the siting of mobile phone masts within one kilometre of schools and creches.



Chernobyl Heart On "Chernobyl Heart" and EHS
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/358598/

10 October, 2004

I've just come from viewing "Chernobyl Heart" an opening day entry at this year's Cork Film Festival. What a poignant and honest film, unsparing in showing closeups of children with horrific deformities, teenagers with thyroid cancer, and of countless other manifestations of shattered lives due to that ghastly Chernobyl radiation disaster. In the film it was stressed how invidious radiation is as it is invisible (a silent killer) and how it weakens the immune system's resistance to diseases.

At the Question and Answer session following the film, I asked Maryann DeLeo and Adi Roche whether any attention had been given to the possibility that these young victims now resident in hospitals, orphanages, and other institutions might also be EHS. I added that nearby masts and cellphones could cause these children further distress.

As my hearing is impaired I could not catch Maryann Deleo's response but later another attendee told me she--Maryann-- responded that their focus in "Chernobyl Heart" was solely on the health hazards of ionizing radiation.

I spoke briefly with Adi Roche before leaving the cinema and asked her to please take note of factors such as fluorescent lighting, etc, that could cause those unfortunate children even worse discomfort. I directed her to some online EHS sources.

Frankly, I don't think my introducing the subject of non-ionizing radiation effects was well-received by the audience, but such a cold-shoulder reaction should come as no surprise to any of us. We activists on this EHS beat know ours is the most unpopular cause in every country--except of course for our small number of dedicated supporters and ever increasing number of EHS affected.

But there are also some highly respected scientists who deny that the Chernobyl nuclear radiation accident had any disastrous health effects. And Irish professors feature among these, as can be seen in my posting to you earlier this year (EMF-Omega-News
28-02-04) which I have now pasted in below.

Best,

Imelda, Cork


Pasted from EMF-Omega-News 28-02-04: http://tinyurl.com/5pb7z

There are, however, some prominent academics and other radiation specialists here in Ireland who continue to deny in the face of astounding contrary evidence that the Chernobyl radiation accident has had any significant health effects on the population of Belarus. For instance, Professors Philip W. Walton, (Applied Physics) and Wil J.M. Van Der Putten (Medical Physics) at NUI (National University of Ireland),Galway hold this view and cite the published findings of UNSCEAR (the United Nations Scientific Committee on the Effects of Atomic Radiation) as presented to the UN General Assembly in 2000 in their support.

The text of letters to the Irish Times by Professors Walton and Van Der Putten, and others are archived at Citizens Initiative Omega on these dates:

9/5/03 Subtitled: "Chernobyl bio-disaster is a myth say two Irish Professors"
http://tinyurl.com/5x8ot

14/5/03 Subtitled: "Effects of Chernobyl Disaster"
http://tinyurl.com/7xram

15/5/03 "A measured response letter to Chernobyl nuclear disaster"
http://tinyurl.com/6yu5o

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http://omega.twoday.net/search?q=Chernobyl
http://freepage.twoday.net/search?q=Chernobyl

Conflict of Interest and Bias in Health Advisory Committees: A case study of the WHO’s EMF Task Group

New paper on WHO/ICNIRP and conflict of interest

Notice:

A new paper titled, “Conflict of Interest and Bias in Health Advisory Committees: A case study of the WHO’s EMF Task Group” is now available on the EMFacts web site:

http://www.emfacts.com/papers/who_conflict.pdf

It is published in the latest Journal of the Australasian College of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine, Vol. 21 No. 1, pages 15-17, April 2006

Introduction

The potential problem of conflicts-of-interest biasing outcomes in papers submitted to bio-medical journals, including papers published in journals by expert advisory bodies, was an issue addressed by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors in November 3003. To quote from their “Uniform Requirements”:

“Conflict of interest exists when an author (or the author’s institution), reviewer, or editor has financial or personal relationships that inappropriately influence (bias) his or her actions. . . The potential for conflict of interest can exist whether or not an individual believes that the relationship affects his or her scientific judgement. Financial relationships . . . are the most easily identifiable conflicts of interest and the most likely to undermine the credibility of the journal, the authors, and of science itself.” (1)

This paper briefly examines this problem, using recent actions taken by the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) International EMF Project and the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).

In both organisations the case is presented that maintaining independence from industry vested interests is essential for maintaining scientific objectivity and credibility in giving expert advice on public health matters.

http://www.emfacts.com/weblog/index.php?p=490

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Andrew Marino on the Repacholian Era

From Robert James:

Dear Don

After digesting your paper on the WHO charade (message490) your readers might find the extensive Repacholi commentary posted on Andrew Marino’s web site somewhat relevant to your paper.

http://www.ortho.lsuhsc.edu/Faculty/Marino/Comments/RepacholiTestimony.html#52306

Here’s a snippet to wet your reader’s appetites.

Yours

Robert


“At the bottom of the barrel is the EMF scientist who functions as a brainwasher to deceive the public, innocent young and old alike, into giving themselves cancer and other diseases. There is no purer example of such a man than Michael Repacholi. He is at the end of a historical line of change that must be recognized before science can once again resume its task of finding the best truth possible”

http://www.emfacts.com/weblog/index.php?p=493

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Petition to remove Dr. Mike Repacholi
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/877606/

Gemeinsame kritische Stellungnahme von Organisationen und Fachkräften zur Schweizer UMTS-Studie vom Juni 2006

http://www.buergerwelle.de/pdf/stelln_zur_ch_umts_studie_version_5.pdf

http://www.gigaherz.ch/1035

UMTS-Antennen stören Wohlbefinden nicht? Schweizer Replikation widerlegt TNO-Studie?
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/2130307/

Dringender Zeugenaufruf
http://omega.twoday.net/stories/2159194/
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