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Mobiles and ADHD
EMR Australia, Saturday, May 28, 2016

Smart phones are contributing to symptoms of ADHD, according to a study from the University of British Columbia. Scientists asked volunteers to reduce their use of a mobile phone one one occasion and to use their phones as normal on another and then asked them to perform a battery of tests. They found that the more frequently people were interrupted by their mobile phones, the less attentive they became and the more hyperactive. The findings have implications for society in gene  read more

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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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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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New Australasian Association formed - ORSAA.org
EMR Australia, Tuesday, December 01, 2015

The Oceania Radiofrequency Scientific Advisory Association (ORSAA) (http://www.orsaa.org) has been established to provide independent scientific advice about the impacts of wireless technology. A particularly interest will be the impacts of exposure on vulnerable members of the population, such as children, pregnant women, the sick and the elderly. The Association’s executive committee is comprised of Dr Julie McCredden (President), a researcher at the University of Queensland; Victor  read more

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Aussie mum wins WiFi battle with school
EMR Australia, Wednesday, November 11, 2015

An Australian mother has succeeded in preventing the installation of WiFi in the school attended by her child, who had developed reactions to EMR, especially WiFi and Bluetooth. When her child’s school considered the installation of WiFi, she submitted a comment to the Department of Education’s website reporting her child’s sensitivity, requesting assistance to find a high school without WiFi exposure and raising issues of disability and discrimination. The school and district educa  read more

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Watt’s The Buzz? EMR & Health December 2015 Issue
EMR Australia, Friday, October 30, 2015

Driver distraction It seems that people just can’t stop using their mobile phones—even when they’re driving! Researchers in the US observed two groups of drivers: a thousand while stopped at traffic lights and another thousand while in motion. They found that eight percent of those who were in motion were either talking on their mobile phones or texting. Among those stopped at traffic lights, over six percent were talking and over 14 percent were texting. (Bernstein, JJ and Bernst  read more

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Canadian recommendations regarding exposure to electromagnetic fields
EMR Australia, Tuesday, September 08, 2015

During early 2015, the Canadian Government conducted a series of meetings in which witnesses provided testimony about the country’s health standard (Safety Code 6) and exposure to electromagnetic fields. These meetings were conducted by a Panel of the House of Commons’ Standing Committee on Health, which published its report in June. The report concluded that ‘Safety Code 6 provided adequate protection from established adverse health effects’. However, in light of the evidence brought to th  read more

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Reviewing the reviews
EMR Australia, Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Since 2008 over 30 international authorities have published reviews of studies conducted on the link between radiofrequency radiation and health, producing voluminous tomes of notes and recommendations. Now the highlights of this information are available in a paper by Vijayalaxmi and Maria Scarfi, published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health in early September.1 In the paper, Vijayalaxmi and Scarfi summarised the conclusions and recommendations of   read more

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Security vs Privacy - ABC Four Corners - Privacy Lost
EMR Australia, Thursday, October 30, 2014

Have you ever wondered why, when you’re surfing the web, your screen produces an advertisement that matches your recent searches? No, it’s not a coincidence. Internet and phone companies amass vast troves of user information—information that is often used for advertising. But that’s not its only use. On 6 October, the ABC’s ‘Four Corners’ program ‘Privacy Lost’ revealed how US intelligence agencies mine this information—both via agreements with search engine and social   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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