GSMA Health & Environment Newsletter
The Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) have updated their website to provide more information on EME research funding in Australia.
Greens senator Bob Brown has slammed government bodies for failing to independently audit mobile phone towers to determine their electromagnetic emissions on surrounding communities.
Hundreds of householders fearing ill effects from controversial smart meters have resorted to coating their homes in electromagnetic shielding paint.
Many who attended a March 19 council meeting said they were worried about a staff recommendation in the protocol to reduce the 200-metre setback between cell towers and all sensitive land uses (including homes), to a 20-metre setback from schools and day-care centres.
The cost of shielding your house from high-frequency emissions can be deducted from income tax as exceptional costs, according to judgement by a Cologne court.
The International Commission on non-ionizing radiation protection (ICNIRP) have released their annual report outlining their activities between January and December 2011.
A petition concerning the health effects of mobile phone towers has been received in New Zealand Parliament.
The former long-standing leader of the WHO program for EMF and health has accused the former WHO chief Gro Harlem Brundtland of creating fear in the population because of her openness about her being sick from mobile radiation.
Anthony Swerdlow, professor of epidemiology at the Institute of Cancer Research and chair of the HPA’s Advisory Group on Ionizing Radiation – behind next week’s report, said: ‘Individual results from particular studies have shown there is a link but in order to believe there is an established effect, it needs to be shown consistently across the literature.‘
The Scottish government has been accused by Scottish Conservatives of showing a “blatant disregard” for local decision-making. Research carried out by the Tories indicates that council decisions on mobile phone masts are twice as likely to be overturned on appeal as upheld.
New naturalistic research on, Distracted Driving Among Newly Licensed Teen Drivers, released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, has found the use of electronic devices was the number-one distraction among teenage drivers.