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Phones, routers and hotspots
EMR Australia, Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Heather is extremely sensitive to electromagnetic fields and had taken steps to reduce her exposure inside her home. This included replacing a cordless phone with a corded phone, using a wired internet connection and turning off the wireless on her router. However, she still experienced extreme headaches, that verged on migraines, when working near the router and wondered what could be causing them. She and her husband hired our Home Test Kit to measure the fields in their home. They  read more

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Phone tower bill
EMR Australia, Monday, October 27, 2014

On 27 October, Andrew Wilkie, Independent MP for Denison in Tasmania, introduced a Private Members Bill for an Act aimed at giving communities more say about the siting of mobile phone base stations. In introducing the bill to the parliament, Mr Wilkie said that he was not trying to stop the construction of the base stations, but to give councils and communities more power and his bill was prompted by the large numbers of complaints he had received from communities around Australia. ‘N  read more

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India's phone tower recommendations
EMR Australia, Wednesday, October 12, 2011

An expert group in India has recommended legislation to protect wildlife from the radiation from mobile phone base stations. The group, established by the Environment and Forest Ministry, reviewed research on the effects of radiofrequency radiation on biological systems. It was chaired by Dr Asad Rahmani of the Bombay National History Society and included professors from a number of universities and institutes. According to the Tehelka newspaper, the group’s report stated that radiofrequ  read more

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Inconvenient truth - the John Patterson story
EMR Australia, Tuesday, March 02, 2010

What inconvenient truth led a highly-regarded radiation expert to take the law into his own hands and demolish six mobile phone stations? As he faces sentencing this month, John Patterson talks to EMR and Health about the story behind the news. John Patterson is a pleasant, considerate and well-mannered man with an easy smile and a wicked sense of humour. He is also one of Australia’s leading radiation experts—a man who has been at the cutting edge of communications technology for the  read more

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Doctors warn about health risks
EMR Australia, Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Eleven Canadian doctors have petitioned Norfolk County Council regarding the dangers of mobile phone towers. In a letter to the Mayor dated 2 April, the doctors urged the council to press for the relocation of a phone tower situated near a primary school. “There is an increasing body of evidence linking the Radio Frequency Radiation emitted from cell phone towers to serious health effects including cancers and childhood leukemia. These studies further state that more research needs to be  read more

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Court rules phone towers environmentally dangerous
EMR Australia, Saturday, December 10, 2005

The Swedish Environmental Court of Appeals has ruled that the operation of third generation mobile phone antennas constitutes and environmentally dangerous activity. The classification as “environmentally dangerous” did not require that the radiation was proven to cause environmental damage, but rather recognised that it was considered to be a risk to the environment. In making this assessment, the court referred to studies that show evidence of potentially dangerous biological effects.  read more

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Towers and sensitive areas
EMR Australia, Monday, September 01, 2003

Also on 12 August, the Democrats called on the Senate to empower the ACA to “reject mobile phone towers being build near community sensitive sites such as hospitals, schools and residential areas.” Senator John Cherry, the party’s Communications spokesperson, referred to the ongoing legal action at Oatley. “It should not take three court cases and a loophole in the Telecommunications Act for a local authority to be able to defend the right of a community, to prevent a mobile phone tower bei  read more

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EMF a health risk
EMR Australia, Sunday, September 09, 2001

Two reviews have concluded that electromagnetic fields from the power system may present a risk to public health. For more than twenty years the question of whether electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from the power system contribute to health problems has been debated throughout the western world. For most of that time the fields of opinion have been polarised (if you’ll excuse the pun). On the one hand, members of the public and some independent scientists have maintained that there is evidence   read more

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Democrats call for wireless precautions
EMR Australia, Wednesday, June 27, 2001

On December 4, Democrat Senator Lyn Allison called for the Federal Government to implement precautions to protect public health from the radiation emitted by mobile phones and mobile phone antennae. After drawing attention to a number of precautionary recommendations by the UK’s Stewart Report, she urged the Government to “follow the lead of the UK Government in: (a) requiring mobile phones to be labelled as a possible health hazard, (b) actively discouraging their use by children, a  read more

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Council rejects phone tower
EMR Australia, Tuesday, June 26, 2001

Sydney’s Warringah Council has rejected an offer of half a million dollars to allow construction of a mobile phone base station on the roof of its civic centre. The proponent, Ozitel, has offered to rent the roof space to accommodate the facility, for $25, 000 per year for ten years with an option to renew for another ten. Councillor Peter Forrest argued in council that accepting the facility could lead to health problems in the local community and make council liable for litigation in the f  read more

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