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Smart phones and ipads affect memory
EMR Australia, Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Using wireless devices such as smart phones and ipads had a negative effect on memory and learning in a study which has implications for wireless classrooms. The research, conducted by Professor Geoff Kaurman, found that people absorbed information more effectively from printouts than from the screen. You can see more about this study here. (http://www.mirror.co.uk/science/smartphones-ipads-change-how-human-7932546)   read more

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Who is most likely to be at risk from radiofrequency (RF) radiation
EMR Australia, Thursday, April 14, 2016

Young people, the aged and those with cancer are the most likely to be at risk from radiofrequency (RF) radiation, according to a recent paper in ‘Reviews on Environmental Health.’ In their review of the scientific literature, Dr Mary Redmayne and Professor Olle Johansson, found that exposure affected a number of biological processes differently according to age. These may result in different effects on health and well-being. ‘We took a new approach with this paper. We were particularly   read more

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A message to schools & libraries about the risks of wireless radiation
EMR Australia, Monday, February 29, 2016

A retired US physicist has called on libraries and schools to address the risks of wireless radiation. Dr Ronald Powell, who worked for the Executive Office of the President, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, expressed concerns about the impact of wireless radiation in an open letter of 20 August. ‘The vast majority of the thousands of peer reviewed research publications of this [international biomedical] community, when funded ind  read more

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EMR Updates - EMR & Health March 2016 Issue
EMR Australia, Friday, February 26, 2016

ELF fields (from electrical sources) Cancer Magnetic fields can promote cancer, according to a major new study from Italy. Researchers exposed 650 rats to a magnetic field of 200 or 10,000 mG, from before birth, for their entire lives and exposed them to a single dose of ionizing radiation when they were 6 weeks of age. The exposed rats had increased rates of mammary gland (breast) cancers, schwannomas of the heart and leukemia/lymphoma. The authors suggested their results called for a   read more

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Does wireless radiation affect people’s health—and is it safe to even ask the question?
EMR Australia, Tuesday, February 23, 2016

On 16 February, ABC TV’s ‘Catalyst’ aired a program on wireless radiation called ’Wi- Fried?’ that sparked a media backlash of the ugliest kind. The theme of the program, presented by award-winning journalist, Dr Maryanne Demasi, was ‘Could WiFi-enabled devices be harmful to our health?’—a question of importance to every single Australian. Demasi revealed that people may be using wireless devices in ways that expose them to more radiation than allowed by the Australian standard.  read more

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Electromagnetic hypersensitivity
EMR Australia, Friday, January 29, 2016

Recent studies shed new insights on the condition of electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS). Diagnosis and treatment A group of 17 scientists from six nations has produced the EUROPAEM EMF Guideline 2015 for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of EMF-related health problems and illnesses’. 1 Their paper reports the results of Professor Belpomme’s study on 1200 people with EHS and/or multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS). ‘Both EHS and MCS appear to paint a common picture of inflamm  read more

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CDC under the spotlight
EMR Australia, Friday, January 08, 2016

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has found itself the centre of scrutiny following revelations by the New York Times, (1) which obtained 500 pages of internal CDC emails, relating to the CDC’s advice about mobile phone use on its website. In 2014 the CDC published on its website precautionary advice for mobile phone use, including the statement ‘We recommend caution in cell phone use.’ This advice was supported by CDC’s Director, Dr Christopher Portier, who was a m  read more

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Prof Dariusz Leszczynski - Wireless radiation and human health policies
EMR Australia, Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Professor Dariusz Leszczynski has two doctorates and a docentship in biochemistry, was Research Professor and Head of the Radiation Biology Laboratory at the Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (STUK) in Finland and spent 18 years conducting experimental work on electromagnetic fields and health. He was a member of the IARC Working Group that classified radiofrequency radiation a class 2B carcinogen. In late 2015 Professor Leszczynski visited Australia, giving lectures in Sydney and   read more

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Devra Davis - The Truth about Mobile Phones & Wireless Radiation
EMR Australia, Tuesday, December 08, 2015

The Honourable Professor Devra Davis is an award-winning scientist, author of over 200 scientific publications, scientific advisor to US and international organisations and founder of the Environmental Health Trust. She was a member of a team of scientists awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. In November 2015, Dr Davis visited Australia, presenting public lectures in Sydney and Melbourne. The following summary is from her 18 November talk at the University of NSW: ‘The truth about mobi  read more

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EMR Updates from Around the World - EMR & Health Report December 2015 issue
EMR Australia, Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Italy On 10 June, the Parliament of South Tyrol voted in favour of precautions to protect people’s health. These included replacing public wireless networks with those that emit less radiation; educating the public about the possible risks of wireless technology and establishing a working group to identify safer and sustainable technology options. (http:// kompetenzinitiative.net/KIT/KIT/progress-in -south-tyrol-applying-the-precautionary- principle/) Smart meters The US City of Napervil  read more

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