[Un altro atleta che lamenta problemi legati alla Elettrosensibilità…]
13 juillet 2016 – “la1ere.francetvinfo.fr”
Rémi Vila, l’ancien champion de planche à voiles, apporte un témoignage édifiant sur les dangers des ondes. Frappé par un cancer de l’oreille interne, les spécialistes qui l’ont suivi, confirment que sa maladie est liée aux ondes du portable.
Les téléphones portables ont envahi notre quotidien, au point que nous sommes nombreux à ne plus pouvoir nous en passer. Mais tablettes et téléphones portables, ne sont pas sans danger pour les adultes comme pour les enfants. Voici le témoignage et les conseils de Rémi Vila.
L’ancien champion de planche à voiles, parle d’une façon édifiante des dangers des ondes. Frappé par un cancer de l’oreille interne, les spécialistes qui l’ont suivi, confirment que sa maladie est liée aux ondes du portable.
[Negli articoli italiani nessuno ne ha fatto menzione, ma nelle news estere, in aggiunta al problema della perdita di peso, è stato riportato che:
Bartoli added that she needs gloves when she uses her mobile phone as the virus has caused severe electro-sensitivity.
Perché un dettaglio così importante è stato omesso?
Ad ogni modo ci auguriamo per l’atleta che non si tratti di EHS, perché i segni e sintomi della malattia regrediscono solo con l’allontanamento dai luoghi in cui sia presente Inquinamento Elettromagnetico (ormai la regola in qualsiasi ambiente di vita urbano) e questo aspetto, che già impedisce di poter condurre una vita normale, sarebbe totalmente incompatibile con una carriera ad alti livelli come la sua.]
7 July 2016 – “www.bbc.com”
Marion Bartoli: Former Wimbledon champion ‘fears for life’ over unknown virus
Former Wimbledon champion Marion Bartoli says she “fears for her life” after contracting an unknown virus that has caused her dramatic weight loss.
France’s Bartoli was barred from playing in an invitational event at Wimbledon this week after doctors expressed fears over her health.
Bartoli, who insists she is not anorexic, says the virus is so rare medical experts have no name for it.
“This is not life. I am just surviving,” said the 31-year-old.
Bartoli says she can only eat organic salad leaves and cucumbers without skins, and has to wash with mineral water rather than tap water.
“I fear for my life. I worry that one day my heart will stop,” the 2013 Wimbledon champion told
“My life is a living nightmare. I don’t wish this on anyone but it is gradually getting worse.”
Bartoli added that she needs gloves when she uses her mobile phone as the virus has caused severe electro-sensitivity.
The former world number seven believes she picked up the virus when flying between Australia, New York and India in January and February this year.
She has since lost 20kg and says she will start course of treatment at a clinic on Monday.
[L’ALTA CORTE SPAGNOLA RICONOSCE LA DISABILITA’ PER EHS IN UN LAVORATORE.
Un altro passo in avanti per i malati di Elettrosensibilità: dopo la Francia, anche in Spagna c’è stato un riconoscimento ufficiale della malattia, questa volta in un ingegnere delle telecomunicazioni.
Significativo è il fatto che gli sia stata riconosciuta una disabilità totale.
Ricordiamo che in Italia, e ancora di più nel Mondo, gli Elettrosensibili sono numerosi.
Alcuni di questi hanno una Elettrosensibilità talmente grave da costringerli a vivere in condizioni di totale isolamento per sfuggire all’onnipresente Inquinamento Elettromagnetico. La cosa, inevitabilmente, porta a tremende situazioni di disagio sociale (per l’impossibilità di frequentare i normali ambienti di vita) ed economico (per l’impossibilità di lavorare).
Poiché la malattia non è ufficialmente riconosciuta, questi malati non possono contare su alcun tipo di aiuto o tutela.
Abbandonati a loro stessi, privati dei diritti umani fondamentali e della dignità, trascorrono le giornate nella solitudine e nella sofferenza.]
El TSJ de Madrid reconoce el derecho a una prestación que le negó el INSS
Un ingeniero de telecomunicaciones que trabajaba en Ericsson y sufre electrohipersensibilidad, un síndrome neurológico que se dispara al exponerse a ordenadores, wifis, teléfonos móviles y espacios en general con alta actividad eléctrica y electromagnética, ha logrado que el Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Madrid le reconozca que no puede seguir ejerciendo su profesión sin enfermar y tiene derecho por ello a una prestación por incapacidad. El Instituto Nacional de la Seguridad Social (INSS) se lo negó hace dos años amparándose en la dificultad para probar la existencia de ese síndrome.
“Es la primera incapacidad total que hemos conseguido debida exclusivamente a este síndrome”, explica el abogado Jaume Cortés, del Col·lectiu Ronda. El INSS consideraba que era imposible determinar las limitaciones funcionales derivadas de este síndrome de electrosensibilidad basándose en informes de la Organización Mundial de la Salud sobre “la heterogeneidad y vaguedad de sus síntomas”.
“Hablar por el móvil me provocaba acúfenos y dolor de cabeza en menos de un minuto. Pero además del oído enrojecido por el móvil, apenas conseguía dormir, me volví agresivo hasta llegar a provocar accidentes , estaba hundido y mi cerebro cada vez iba más lento. Llegué a olvidar el nombre de amigos de toda la vida. Todo junto aumentó la depresión, la ansiedad…”, explica Ricardo de Francisco, el ingeniero de telecomunicaciones de 47 años a quien todo lo inalámbrico le lleva a
un amplio y cada vez más diverso sufrimiento. Al principio pensó que era un problema de salud mental, pero los especialistas se lo descartaron. “Pero mi tiroides se normalizó en cuanto estuve un mes sin trabajar, y lo mismo pasaba con otras partes de mi cuerpo”.
En Ericsson –tras un periodo de bajas en las que no se reconocía este síndrome, “no existe, me decía mi doctora del servicio médico”– le acabaron despidiendo precisamente por electrosensibilidad. No había ningún sitio libre de ondas en la empresa ni tareas telemáticas que pudieran reducir el riesgo de la responsabilidad de la compañía en su salud.
Se fue al paro y reclamó la incapacidad: “¿Dónde puedo ir a trabajar que no haya un router?”. Primero se la denegaron y ahora la ha logrado por vía judicial. No puede trabajar. Ni puede usar transportes públicos, entre otras razones, porque la sensibilización va ampliándose a sustancias químicas. “Estudio pueblos a los que poder trasladarme, pero les ha dado por poner wifi en las calles”.
Vive en Madrid y por la calle busca antenas. En casa, teléfono fijo y un móvil GSM, con muchos menos megahercios que los móviles que hacen de todo. “No es fácil encontrar esa información. En las tiendas alucinan con la pregunta . Hay que buscar el índice SAR”. Su móvil usa una frecuencia menor y lleva apagadas todas las posibles conexiones inalámbricas. Lo utiliza con auriculares porque llegan menos ondas y es posible reducir aún más el efecto con unos alargadores que emiten al final con aire, “pero es difícil encontrarlos”.
En el caso del teleco madrileño, la clave de la sentencia favorable ha sido contar con un informe de la sanidad pública, en esta ocasión, el de un internista estudioso del tema del hospital de Guadalajara.“Es la historia de todas estas enfermedades, no existen hasta que los afectados reclaman y un juez las reconoce y se convierten en noticia”, explica el abogado del Col·lectiu Ronda. Pasó con la fibromialgia, con la fatiga crónica –“hoy ya tenemos unas 300 invalideces reconocidas por esta causa”–, con la sensibilidad química múltiple, “unas 50 ganadas”. Ahora le toca a la electrosensibilidad.
[This is the auto-translation of the Spanish article into English. It’s not great, but you’ll get the gist of it.]
A ‘teleco’ electrosensitivity achieved with the inability to work between wifis
The TSJ of Madrid recognizes the right to a benefit denied the INSS
A telecommunications engineer who worked at Ericsson and sufferselectrohipersensibilidad, a neurological syndrome that is triggered when exposed to computers, wifis, mobile phones and spaces in general with high electrical and electromagnetic activity, has made the High Court of Madrid recognizes him which can not continue to exercise their profession without becoming ill and therefore is entitled to a disability benefit.The National Institute of Social Security (INSS) was denied two years ago citing the difficulty in proving the existence of this syndrome.
“This is the first we have achieved total disability due exclusively to this syndrome,” says attorney Jaume Cortés, the Col·lectiu Ronda.The INSS considered it impossible to determine the resulting functional limitations of this syndrome electrosensitivity based on reports from the World Health Organization on “the heterogeneity and vagueness of its symptoms.”
“Using a mobile phone caused me tinnitus and headache in less than a minute.But besides the ear flushed mobile, could barely sleep, I turned aggressive even cause accidents, was sunk and my brain was getting slower.I came to forget the name of lifelong friends.All together increased depression, anxiety … “explains Ricardo de Francisco, telecommunications engineer 47 who all wireless leads to a large and increasingly diverse suffering.At first he thought it was a mental health problem, but experts dismissed it.“But my thyroid was normal as was a month without work, and so did other parts of my body.”
In Ericsson -after a period of declines in this syndrome is not recognized, “does not exist, my doctor told me the medical service” – ran out precisely by laying off electrosensitivity.There was no free site waves in the company or data communications tasks that could reduce the risk of liability of the company’s health.
He went to unemployment and the inability claimed: “Where I can go to work do not have a router?”.They first denied the application and now has achieved through the courts.It can not work.Nor can use public transportation, among other reasons, because awareness is expanding to chemicals.“Study people they can move, but has given them to put wifi in the streets.”
She lives in Madrid and down the street looking antennas.At home landline and a mobile GSM, with far fewer megahertz phones that do everything.“It’s not easy to find that information.In stores they hallucinate with the question.We must find the SAR “.Your phone uses a lower frequency and takes you off all possible wireless connections.Use with headphones because they reach less waves and may further reduce the effect with some extension cords that emit air at the end, “but it is hard to find.”
In the case of Madrid teleco, the key favorable judgment has been to have a report of public health, on this occasion, a scholar internist hospital theme of Guadalajara. “It is the history of all these diseases, not there until those affected claim and a judge recognizes and become news, “says attorney Col·lectiu Ronda.It happened with fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue – “today we have about 300 disabilities recognized by this cause” – with multiple chemical sensitivity, “some 50 won”.Now it’s up to electrosensitivity.
The following letter (sent to the Mayor of Vancouver, Gregor Robertson, and the Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, on 15 June 2016) has generated an overwhelming response from people all over the world. Many of them have electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS), but some of them are discovering this information for the first time and are alarmed by how much it has been distorted, downplayed and denied by those elected to protect our well-being. They have shared their own personal stories and some of them have also written to Robertson, as well as their own elected officials, expressing their concerns and calling for this issue to be urgently addressed.
The letter has gone viral, reaching thousands of people. It has been shared on social media, distributed on various networks, sent out in newsletters and its content re-purposed for other cities.
The information contained in this document applies to most developed countries, since Wi-Fi, cell phones and cordless phones are everywhere, saturating our environment with rapidly rising levels of radiation that’s affecting more and more people every day. I encourage you to share it as widely as you can, even if you are not personally (or knowingly) affected.
The more people I speak to about this, the more I (and they) realize that we’re all affected, in some way—some so severely that they can no longer function normally. I receive letters every day from those who are desperate for a solution and a safe place to live. I hear horror stories—a teenager committing suicide because she’s been forced to sit beside a Wi-Fi router at school, even though it makes her seriously ill; adults who have taken their own lives because there is nowhere for them to lead a normal life; and a 10-year-old boy who can no longer go to school as the Wi-Fi causes blinding headaches and makes him vomit. (For a list of symptoms of electromagnetic intolerance, see page 13.)
As much as 50% of the population in many developed countries will be affected by electromagnetic radiation by 2017.
The questions on pages 20 & 21 raise some key issues that politicians, decision-makers and Internet service-providers have an obligation to answer—but will be unable to, since the proliferation of electromagnetic radiation is now so vast and is escalating so rapidly that there is no way to measure, monitor or contain it.
As of 3 July 2016, I had not yet received a reply from Robertson or Trudeau, but I will be following up with them personally, sharing the many stories and messages I’ve received and alerting them to the growing public awareness of what’s really going on. Change will come as a result of your involvement. There is a tipping point for everything—your tolerance for the rising radiation, as well as the pressure we can collectively bring to bear on those tasked to protect our health, safety, human rights and natural environment.
L’Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation, de l’environnement et du travail (ANSES) invite à une consultation publique de son rapport prédéfinitif sur l’électrosensibilité intitulé « hypersensibilité électromagnétique ou intolérance environnementale idiopathique attribuée aux champs électromagnétiques ».
La sensibilité aux ondes électromagnétiques est un sujet qui revient régulièrement sur le métier des experts de l’ANSES qui avaient remis un premier rapport « Radiofréquence et santé » en octobre 2013, suivi d’un autre, plus récent, mettant en avant un possible effet des radiofréquences sur la cognition des enfants.
Suite à son rapport de 2013, dans lequel l’agence estimait que la littérature ne permettait pas de trancher clairement le débat de la nocivité supposée attribuée aux radiofréquences, l’ANSES a été saisie par des associations d’hypersensibles pour approfondir son travail sur la question du syndrome de l’hypersensibilité aux ondes électromagnétiques.
Le rapport prédéfinitif ne propose en l’état ni synthèse ni conclusions ou recommandations qui seront rédigées après la consultation publique. Les auteurs tentent cependant de classifier les différents troubles attribués aux ondes électromagnétiques, et notent qu’aucun test biologique n’est apparu comme pouvant entrer dans la constitution d’un ensemble de critères diagnostiques. D’un point de vue épidémiologique, le rapport estime à 5 % en moyenne la prévalence des personnes se déclarant hypersensibles aux champs électromagnétiques. Le rapport explore aussi les explications médicales des syndromes d’électrosensibilité.
[L’agenzia Nazionale Francese per la Salute (Anses – Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire de l’alimentation, de l’environnement et du travail) ha recentemente pubblicato un rapporto chiarissimo sui rischi derivanti dalla esposizione ai Campi Elettromagnetici e dall’uso delle tecnologie Wireless (senza fili) soprattutto per i bambini, sottolineando dunque la necessità di proteggerli limitando la loro esposizione e dissuadendoli dall’usare cellulari, tablet e altri dispositivi Wireless.]
8 juillet 2016 – par “Priartem et le Collectif des Electrosensibles de France”
Electrosensibles de France – Membre et référent de l’Association nationale P.R.I.A.R.T.EM Correspondance : P.R.I.A.R.T.EM – Collectif des Electrosensibles de France; 5, Cour de la Ferme Saint-Lazare ; 75010 Paris
Email : Cliquez – Tél : 01 42 47 81 54 www.electrosensible.org – www.priartem.fr.
Communiqué de presse du 8 juillet 2016
Rapport de l’ANSES sur l’exposition aux radiofréquences et santé des enfants : il faut mieux protéger les enfants
A l’issue d’un long travail d’expertise l’Agence conclut qu’il faut mieux protéger les enfants des rayonnements de toutes les technologies sans fil ainsi que des effets liés à l’usage des outils numériques sans fil.
Pour l’ANSES, mieux protéger les enfants signifie :
– Limiter l’exposition des enfants aux champs électromagnétiques ;
– Dissuader l’usage par les enfants de l’ensemble des dispositifs de communication mobile.
L’ANSES met en évidence l’inadéquation des normes réglementaires actuelles pour satisfaire à cette nécessaire protection et elle propose ainsi de reconsidérer les valeurs limites d’exposition réglementaires et les indicateurs d’exposition dont le DAS (débit d’absorption spécifique).
Priartem considère que ces recommandations vont dans le bon sens ; que l’Agence a pris ses responsabilités d’Agence sanitaire en les formulant et qu’il reste maintenant aux autorités politiques à les mettre en œuvre le plus rapidement possible.
En ce sens Priartem va s’appuyer sur ces conclusions pour demander une réévaluation du processus normatif et surtout des mesures concrètes de protection des enfants. L’association va ainsi saisir à nouveau le ministère de l’Education Nationale pour un arrêt du plan numérique à l’école. En effet, tel qu’il est aujourd’hui lancé, ce plan se traduit par un déploiement massif de tablettes en WiFi dans les classes y compris dans les maternelles.
Priartem rappelle que partout où c’est possible les connexions filaires doivent être privilégiées, les appareils « sans fil » devant être réservés aux situations de mobilité.
Plus que jamais nous devons demander un grand débat public sur le développement numérique dont nous avons besoin au lieu de nous laisser imposer de plus en plus de gadgets connectés. Ceci est d’autant plus crucial que la jeune génération est celle qui aura été la plus exposée et ce, dès le plus jeune âge. Nous ne pouvons pas nous permettre d’avoir des regrets dans 20 ans, il sera trop tard.
[“Searching for a Golden Cage” è uno dei più recenti docufilm sulla difficile realtà quotidiana di chi è affetto da Sindrome da Ipersensibilità Elettromagnetica (EHS), costretto a vivere in un mondo sempre più saturo di Radiofrequenze/Microonde.]
Thank you ‘The Doctors’ for reporting this important subject.
I suffer from this condition and I know of many other people who also suffer. Besides being called Electro Hyper-Sensitivity, it is also known as Radio Wave Sickness and Microwave Sickness and was first reported in a German Scientific Paper in 1929 when the exposure was from AM radio transmitters. The condition became more well known during the Second World War when aircraft radar technicians became ill from microwave radiation transmitted from the equipment that they were working on.
There are thousands of scientific papers which show that electro magnetic radiation causes serious biological effects and it is linked to many illnesses including several different cancers. A good place to learn more about the many adverse health effects can be found in the Bio Initiative Report www.bioinitiative.org This is a report by nineteen scientists and ten medical specialists who have researched masses of scientific reports.
[Ci ha lasciati un grande ricercatore, che con i suoi studi sulle Microonde (sia in ambito di ricerca militare che civile) ha contribuito ad evidenziarne gli effetti nocivi.]
An Insider Unafraid To Challenge the Microwave Orthodoxy
14 July 2016 – “Microwave News”
Steve Cleary, whose career in microwave research spanned from the military’s Tri-Service program in the late 1950s to the cell phone industry’s sham project in the 1990s, died at home on June 7 of a heart attack. He leaves his wife, Fran, four daughters and ten grandchildren. He was 79.
Cleary was a professor of biophysics at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond from 1964 to 2002. Like many other radiobiologists of his generation, he was trained at the University of Rochester. He later got his PhD at New York University underMerril Eisenbud, a former senior health official at the Atomic Energy Commission. Cleary’s doctoral thesis was the first epidemiological study of the impact of microwaves on the eyes. He detected a significant increase in the incidence of defects in the lenses of military personnel who had long-term exposure, a rare published report of an adverse finding.
Cleary’s study was one of the last to escape the censorship that followed after the military services took absolute control of microwave health research in the early 1970s. One of the ironies of history is that the strongest objection to Cleary’s paper came from Milton Zaret, the ophthalmologist who would later become the fiercest critic of the microwave establishment, alleging that microwaves presented a serious and neglected cataract risk.
“Zaret was a great ophthalmologist, but he was no statistician,” Cleary told me in one of our many talks. Over the last few years, I interviewed Cleary numerous times as I pieced together the early history of microwave research for a planned book —an examination of how a cabal of military, industrial and academic officials took control of the field and propagated the view that it was all junk science. Cleary himself came to call this circle of interests the “microwave mafia.”
Meeting at the New York Academy of Sciences in 1979
I first met Cleary at the New York Academy of Sciences in March 1979 where he was giving a talk on the biological effects of microwave radiation. One of his conclusions was that, in most cases, microwave effects are “qualitatively and quantitatively different” from thermal stress. Back then, like today, scientists were loath to offer such an opinion in public, especially one that challenged the view that all effects are thermal. No one wanted to alienate the military services, the principal sources of funding. Cleary was one of the few willing to speak his mind and put science above politics.
The following month, we met again at the New York Academy of Medicine, which was hosting its own two-day symposium on the same topic. (Both events were prompted by Paul Brodeur’s 1977 book, The Zapping of America, which detailed the conspiracy to suppress microwave health research.) Back then, I was working for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and had been asked to join the committee tasked with planning the Academy of Medicine conference. My invitation was quietly withdrawn after the first planning meeting when the other members realized that I was not suitably contemptuous of Brodeur’s exposé. I did attend the symposium, a relatively small affair, to hear Cleary’s lecture and the other presentations. An NRDC attorney and I were sitting alone at lunch on the first day of the conference. Our outlook was no secret and hardly welcomed, but, Cleary, unfazed, brought his tray over and joined us. We stayed in touch over the next 37 years.
Bill Ham, a respected and well-connected professor of biophysics, who had worked on the Manhattan Project during World War II, recruited Cleary to join him at VCU. Together they organized the 1969 microwave symposium, the first major meeting since the end of the Tri-Service research program in 1960. Cleary’s career blossomed at VCU and he was awarded a series of research grants and in due course earned tenure. He became a leader in the field; he was one of the founding directors of the Bioelectromagnetics Society. Over the years, he served on a number of committees of the National Academy of Sciences’ National Research Council and in 1979 was selected to serve on ERMAC, as had Ham and Eisenbud before him. The Electromagnetic Radiation Management Advisory Council was an influential government panel that coordinated work on microwaves and other types of non-ionizing radiation.
Proliferation of Human Brain Tumor Cells
In 1990, Cleary published a paper in Radiation Research that would help shape the last years of his research career. He showed that microwaves modulated the growth of human brain tumor (glioma) cells. The results were provocative. At relatively low intensities (5 W/Kg) the tumor cells proliferated at a greater rate following a single two-hour exposure and they were still growing abnormally five days later. On the other hand, at higher intensities (25 W/Kg) cell growth was attenuated (see our news item, “RF/MW Stimulates & Suppresses Human Brain Tumor Cells”). Three years later this work drew national attention after David Reynard filed a lawsuit claiming that cell phone radiation had caused his wife’s brain tumor. Cleary’s experiment was cited as a possible mechanism, but it also begged the question: Could microwaves promote growth at the lower intensities associated with cell phone transmissions?
There were many other open issues. As Cleary told the New York Times in a follow-up story on the controversy that followed Reynard’s claim, “Our next question is, why are cells altering their rate of proliferation? What’s happening? That’s what we’re working on now. We’re trying to get to the bottom of this.”
The cell phone industry lobby group, CTIA, then led by Tom Wheeler, promised research to assuage concerns of tumor risks and delegated the responsibility to George Carlo. (Wheeler is now the chairman of the FCC.) Carlo in turn set up Wireless Technology Research (WTR) to carry out the CTIA mandate —or, as it became clear over time, to pretend to do so all the while funding as little science as possible.
“It Just Happens Again and Again”
To many observers, Cleary’s tumor cell proliferation study was an obvious candidate for follow-up funding, both for Cleary to extend and others to repeat. Carlo strung Cleary along, but he quickly wrote off the body of work on proliferation (Cleary’s as well that of others), as lacking coherence. By the summer of 1995, Cleary was angry and frustrated. “It’s so obvious what is going on,” he told me at the time. “If they cannot explain an effect, they ignore it. They just ignore anything of potential concern.” He added, “It’s been going on for 30 years. It just happens again and again.” Cleary then reeled off all the areas of research that Carlo’s WTR was conveniently ignoring.
Cleary asked that Microwave News not publish his comments about Carlo’s modus operandi (we didn’t). He explained that his chief lab assistant, who had been with him for over 20 years, had just found out that his wife was expecting twins and Cleary did not want to say anything on the record that might jeopardize funds that would allow him to keep the assistant on staff. In the end, it didn’t matter. Carlo never gave Cleary a dime for research. Motorola did ask someone to repeat the experiment, but nothing much came of it and the results were never published. To this day, the Cleary results stand untested.
Cleary retired from VCU in 2002. He walked away from microwave research and never looked back.