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Update on 5G Legal Action – Help us secure a safer future
The full day Court Hearing will take place at The Royal Courts of Justice on Strand, London WC2A 2LL on Tuesday, 13th December.
The legal team have completed the preparation of the Exhibits, Statements and Reports and are now ready for the case to be heard.
The work on the Court bundles has been enormous, the commitment of our legal team has been outstanding and the preparation of documentation quite astonishing. Their dedication is unrivalled and for their 32 months of diligent work we are enormously grateful.
We want to thank every one of you for your wonderful donations, your support and for your greatly appreciated comments. Your trust in our work on the challenge we share has encouraged us immeasurably.
Your continued support would be very welcome as there are outstanding legal costs.
We would love you to join with us and focus on bringing truth, wisdom and justice to the Court on the day.
And please share this news, this appeal and our website: https://actionagainst5g.org where there is information, news and blogs. Many more people are learning of the harm caused by radiation to all life, that affects their children’s health and the environment, and there has been no environmental risk assessment of the effects of 5G. They may gladly wish to support this case.
There will be a meeting at a local venue after the hearing where our legal adviser Lorna Hackett will be present to share information about the proceedings. We will make a further announcement about the venue closer to the time.
With gratitude to you all, may truth prevail.
From all of us at actionagainst5G.
The Summer 2022 Newsletter
is available at:
ES-UK has also arranged access to this revealing one hour film: ‘Canary in a Gold Mine‘ over the weekend of 24-25th September 2022.
Canary in a Gold Mine is a moving, hour-long, personal story of how the actor Jonathan Mirin came to realise that his wife had become EHS. He explores his own reactions and deals with some of the many complex implications for family life where a family member has EHS. Produced and filmed in the USA, the film has been well received and shown widely.
If you simply cannot access over the Internet please let us know and we will look into making a DVD available at a cost of £10 but this might take 30-40 days after the date of streaming over the Internet.
59 year old social worker wins ‘early ill health retirement’ for disabling ‘Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS):
Press Release 15th June 2022
“I have worked in Health and Social Care for 35 years, supporting some of the most disabled and vulnerable members of our society and advocating to ensure their rights have been upheld. To have been on the receiving end of societal prejudice, discrimination, ignorance and misunderstanding, has been devastating”, says the 59 year old social worker, Sally B***.
Mrs B*** is sensitive to non-ionising radiation (NIR) such as Wi-Fi and mobile phone emissions. She experiences dizziness, headaches, palpitations, sleep disturbance, vibrating sensations and sensitivity to noise and light. She feels pain in body areas which are most proximal to the radiation sources, such as heat and pain at the ear from mobile phone use and abdominal pain from computer use. Her reaction is severe enough to have caused her to have to avoid using mobile phones and computers and even to try to avoid public exposures such as phone masts and pubic Wi-Fi / phone emissions. You can imagine how disabling that is within a society that has become so dependent upon use of these technologies in all areas of public life. She is disabled by electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS).
Sally’s professional life has been prematurely ended by growing dependence upon radiofrequency radiation (RFR) in the workplace: “My work has been important to me, I hoped to be able to work well past retirement age, not to go early”.
In relation to EHS, the Independent Registered Medical Practitioner (IRMP) report concludes:
“Mrs.B*** has a medical condition that renders her permanently incapable of undertaking any gainful work. There currently are no treatments available for her condition; avoidance of emissions is the only way to significantly reduce her symptoms.”
Whilst such emissions were historically presumed to be biologically inert, and are still purported to be safe by many to this day, there is now highly credible evidence to the contrary.
Here is the link to this Press Release from PHIRE Medical that includes a full list of references:
EHS is a multisystem medical condition characterised by physical symptoms such as headaches, sleep disturbance, dizziness, palpitations, skin rashes and multiple sensory up-regulation associated with anthropogenic NIR exposure. Similar constellations of symptoms may also be seen in the general population in cases of relatively high exposure.
Some have suggested a ‘nocebo response’ (symptoms induced by fear of exposure) as the mechanism behind the reaction, but this explanation does not withstand scientific scrutiny. EHS is proven to be a physical response under blinded conditions (which rules out that possibility in those cases), biomarkers are being identified and mechanisms that may explain the reactions are evolving.
Advice from multiple international medical doctors groups, scientific panels and governmental bodies is to decrease exposures and, additionally, guidelines for EHS diagnosis and management have been peer-reviewed and published, which make clear that the mainstay of medical management is avoidance of anthropogenic NIR. Disability and compensation cases for those with EHS have been won in many different countries and will continue to escalate. Some legal teams are so certain of negative health effects that civil suits for Wi-Fi and other wireless injury are now being offered on a ‘no win no fee’ basis, and insurance underwriters consider related risks to be ‘high’.
Medical diseases associated with NIR exposure in peer-reviewed scientific publications:
In addition to the development of EHS, risks associated with exposure to non-ionising radiation in the peer-reviewed scientific literature are: increased cancer risk, cellular stress, increase in harmful free radicals, genetic damage, structural and functional changes of the reproductive system, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders, and negative impacts on general well-being in humans.
Mounting human epidemiological evidence of increased cancer has now been corroborated by ‘clear evidence’ of carcinogenesis from animal studies. These include the two largest investigations ever undertaken globally, from the widely respected ‘National Toxicology Program’ (USA) and Ramazzini Institute (Italy). Law courts continue to validate such causal links as compensation for tumours from mobile phone radiation are also being won in a growing number of cases internationally.
Hundreds of peer-reviewed scientific studies have demonstrated adverse biological effects occurring in response to a range of NIR exposures below current safety guidelines, however emissions continue to escalate.
Medical and scientific efforts to reduce exposures here in the UK:
In addition to the copious international declarations as referenced above, two years ago UK based Physicians’ Health Initiative for Radiation and Environment (PHIRE) in collaboration with the British Society for Ecological Medicine (BSEM) released the 2020 Non-Ionising Radiation (NIR)
Consensus Statement. The document has been signed by multiple Environmental Medical Associations from across the globe and represents thousands of international medical doctors. The peer review panel for this document includes experienced clinicians and widely published and respected scientists who are experts in this field, such as:
- Professor Anthony Miller: eminent physician and expert in preventative medicine, scientific advisor to various scientific and health authorities, and former Senior Epidemiologist and Senior Scientist at the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
- Professor Yuri Grigoriev: MDr Sc. biology and hygiene of non-ionizing radiation of Federal Medical Biophysical Center. Chief Researcher of laboratory of radiobiology and hygiene of non- ionizing radiation of Federal Medical Biophysical Center. Deputy chairman of the Scientific Council of Radiobiology RAS. President of Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection. Member of Int. Advisory Committee of WHO “EMF and Health”
Such experts have gone a step further than simply peer reviewing this document; they have signed in order to formally, publicly endorse it.
Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe – Founding Director of Physicians Health Initiative for Radiation and Environment http://PHIRE and author of the 2020 NIR Consensus Statement states: “We will continue to witness escalating, preventable morbidity and mortality from rising NIR exposures, until we take serious steps to reduce emissions and educate the public. This is entirely feasible, but is currently being held back by ignorance and political conflict. Biological safety guidelines are urgently required to reduce risk of both EHS and also many disease endpoints of rising public health importance”.
The 2020 NIR Consensus Statement remains open for signing by further experts, medical doctors and scientists in agreement, together with members of wider society who wish to register their concern.
To read and sign the statement click here: Read the 2020 NIR Consensus Statement – PHIRE Medical
This statement declares current safety guidelines inadequate and highlights some of the disease processes linked with NIR exposure in peer-reviewed publications; it points out the vulnerabilities of children and other groups such as those with EHS; it highlights contravention of Human Rights and Equalities acts, and requests urgent responses from governments and health authorities to halt further deployment of emitting technology and address current public health failures. This document was sent to Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, together with UK health agencies, a number of other responsible Ministers in Her Majesty’s Government and the devolved administrations of the UK. However, to this day there have been no meaningful responses to indicate that action will yet be taken to protect the public.
ES-UK thanks all those involved in bringing us this important news and for the many hours of hard work and dedication. The full declaration is included here for ease of reference and for those unable for whatever reason to access links.
Implications for those unable to continue with their professional commitments, since becoming EHS are referenced on the web site.
We have a few items to share with you,
- Spring 2022 Newsletter is now available to download from:
- A new a new ‘Tips’ document for reducing EMF exposure for healthier living is available at:
- Please check announcement about ‘World EHS Day’ on 16th June: http://coeursdehs.fr/tag/ehs-day-2022/
If you have time and the inclination you may wish to organise a small event or get together in your locality.
Update on 5G Legal Action – Help us secure a safer future
We are delighted to announce that the Court of Appeal has today granted permission for our case to proceed on two grounds concerning:1. The failure to provide adequate or effective information to the public about the risks and how, if it be possible, it might be possible for individuals to avoid or minimise the risks; 2. (a) The failure to provide adequate and sufficient reasons for not establishing a process to investigate and establish the adverse health effects and risks of adverse health effects from 5G technology and/or for discounting the risks presented by the evidence available; and/or (b) failure to meet the requirements of transparency and openness required of a public body. These grounds advance a breach of the Human Rights Act 1998 by omissions and failings in violation of the positive obligations to protect human life, health and dignity, required to be met by Articles 2, 3 and/or 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. The case will now be sent back to the Administrative Court and we await the directions as to the full hearing in due course. To our wonderful supporters: this is YOUR victory. Without your unerring faith in our case, this would not have been possible. With eternal gratitude, Action Against 5G
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Tanja Rebel have put a “Save our Landlines” Call to Action on I-Petitions.
below is a message from her:
As I am sure you are aware, landlines are essential to retain for our Freedom, Health and The Environment. Please sign and please share this petition across the UK:
Many thanks from Tanja 🙂
Expert reveals 5G risks
With many thanks to, Lyn McLean, Director,
“Frequencies used in Telecommunications – An Integrated Radiobiological Assessment”
By Yuri G. Grigoriev, translated by ORSAA [Oceania Radiofrequency Scientific Advisory Association Inc (www.orsaa.org)]
The book can be downloaded for free: https://bit.ly/GrigorievBook (198 page pdf)
One of the world’s leading authorities on wireless radiation has documented the risks of 5G radiation in “the first book on 5G that outlines the potential dangers of 5G technology, both in Russia and overseas.”
The book, written by Professor Yuri Grigoriev shortly before his death, was recently translated into English by the Oceania Radiofrequency Scientific Advisory Association (ORSAA) and can now be downloaded for free.
Many countries (including Australia) base their radiation standards on Guidelines developed by the International Commission on Nonionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP). In the book, Prof Grigoriev points out that ICNIRP is not necessarily a credible body, and its members are not impartial scientists. The ICNIRP Guidelines, he believes, are inadequate because they are only designed to protect people from the heating effects of radiation. But even this, they don’t do properly. [Note: In the U.S., the radio frequency radiation guidelines adopted by the FCC are similar to those of ICNIRP.]
Among the problems with these guidelines are that:
Grigoriev says ‘ICNIRP members persist in arguing that the thousands of peer-reviewed studies that have found biological or medical consequences from chronic exposure to non-thermal EMF levels are insufficient to warrant stricter safety regulations.’
Grigoriev refers to studies showing harmful effects of 5G millimetre waves (MMWs). They include:
Grigoriev says that individuals react differently to exposure, and this can make it difficult for observers to draw conclusions and can lead to errors in assessing the impacts of radiation.
He writes, “From our evaluation of the results of preliminary studies on the possible impacts on the health of the population of the 5G MMW-exposures alone …, we consider it reasonable to expect the following adverse effects: impacts on normal functioning in the critical organs of the skin and eyes; mediated systemic reactions in the body as a whole; and, most notable, impacts to the nervous and immune systems.”
Grigoriev refers to calls by doctors, scientists and administrations in different countries to halt the roll-out of 5G until it can be demonstrated to be safe. He says, ‘Irradiation of the human population by MMWs without the appropriate precautionary standards is clearly immoral – in the same way as conducting or observing an experiment would be, when it has the possibility of developing pathological processes; eg, according to the notion: ‘Wait and see … then we will be able to establish proper standards.’ Of course, by then, it will be too late!”
Professor Yuri G. Grigoriev (PhD, DMedSci) 1925-2021
With many thanks to Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., Director
Center for Family and Community Health
for circulating a link to this new study:
Electromagnetic hypersensitivity close to mobile phone base stations – a case study in Stockholm, Sweden
Lennart Hardell, Tarmo Koppel. Electromagnetic hypersensitivity close to mobile phone base stations – a case study in Stockholm, Sweden. Reviews on Environmental Health. Mar 2, 2022. doi: 10.1515/reveh-2021-0169.
A previously healthy worker developed symptoms assigned to electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) after moving to an office with exposure to high levels of anthropogenic electromagnetic fields (EMFs). These symptoms consisted of e.g. headache, arthralgia, tinnitus, dizziness, memory loss, fatique, insomnia, transitory cardiovascular abnormalities, and skin lesions. Most of the symptoms were alleviated after 2 weeks sick leave. The highest radiofrequency (RF) field level at the working place was 1.72 V/m (7,852 μW/m2). Maximum value for extremely low frequency electromagnetic field (ELF-EMF) from electric power at 50 Hz was measured to 285 nT (mean 241 nT). For electric train ELF-EMF at 16.7 Hz was measured to 383 nT (mean 76 nT). Exposure to EMFs at the working place could be the cause for developing EHS related symptoms. The association was strengthened by the symptom reduction outside the working place.
This investigation established three possible reasons for developing health symptoms associated with the EMF exposure, including the following.
In conclusion, there are at least three types of electromagnetic fields present in the working room, which cause a long term exposure to the workers. Exposure to multiple source electromagnetic fields could be the cause for developing EHS related symptoms. However, the person had been exposed to ELF-EMF also at other locations in the building, so exposure to RF-EMF seems to be the most probable cause to her developed health problems.
Open access paper: https://www.degruyter.com/document/doi/10.1515/reveh-2021-0169/html
Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., Director
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety
A Message from The Wavebreaker, Sweden
For General Interest
I write to you on behalf of EMF organizations in the four Nordic countries – Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.
In a joint letter, representatives from 11 Nordic organizations from 4 European countries, active in the field of health risks from radiation from wireless technology, request that humans and the environment must be better protected.
The Nordic Appeal call for 4 important measures to be taken.
Link on the Internet to the Nordic Appeal: https://www.stralskyddsstiftelsen.se/2021/12/16/nordic-appeal-from-11-ngos-calling-for-better-protection-against-wireless-technology/
Contact: Torkel Atterbom, Vice Chairman
Organization: The Wavebreaker, Sweden
ES-UK has displayed the three posters below on a series of Motorway Service station washroom walls since 2017 and web site hits have been driven up as our message was noted by a diverse and wide group of viewers travelling along motorways during campaign times.
ES-UK has been prevented from committing to any further poster displays in these locations by the ad agency on the grounds that the Service Station landlords did not like our message and when challenged the official email response was as follows:
‘Unfortunately, due to landlord restrictions, moving forward we are unable to run any new campaigns of this nature.
Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause’.
There are three posters which have been listed on the Resources page of the web site: www.es-uk.info.
The three which could be used are:
Please feel free to print out and use in your own local campaigns. We do not have stocks of these posters to offer you, sadly.
Wishing you all a peaceful Christmas and all good health in 2022.
We would like to share with you message below from Paolo Orio:
I send you our spot on electrosensitivity, taken from the short film “Electra” (true story of a woman electrosensitive) presented for selection in many international film festivals
president of the italian electrosensitive association- www.elettrosensibili.it
A message from – Joel M. Moskowitz , Ph. D.
My note: I have heard from some people with electromagnetic illness who tried living in Green Bank, West Virginia in the midst of the National Radio Quiet Zone did not eliminate their symptoms. Perhaps, this article explains why.
This story is adapted from The Quiet Zone: Unraveling the Mystery of a Town Suspended in Silence, by Stephen Kurczy.
Seventeen antennas protruded from Chuck Niday’s Dodge Ram 2500. It reminded me of the wraith-hunting vehicle from Ghostbusters, and its aim was similar. Ghosts are all around us—at least in the form of invisible waves of electromagnetic radiation emanating from power lines and Wi-Fi routers, flying through walls and zooming across the sky—and Niday’s job was to track them down. His truck’s main antenna picked up signals from 25 megahertz to 4 gigahertz, while smaller antennas operated as a direction-finding array. “Through some method, which I believe involves witchcraft,” he said, “it comes up with a direction for the signal we’re looking for.”
Niday was heading out on patrol of Green Bank, West Virginia, to keep tabs on radio noise that might interfere with the half-dozen giant, dish-shaped telescopes looming behind us at the nation’s oldest federal radio astronomy observatory. Operating electrical equipment within 10 miles of here was illegal if it disrupted the telescopes, punishable by a state fine of $50 per day. Further safeguarding the observatory was a surrounding 13,000-square-mile National Radio Quiet Zone—an area larger than the combined landmass of Connecticut and Massachusetts—which limited cell service and all kinds of wireless communications systems. Theoretically, you couldn’t turn on a smartphone in town without alerting Niday.
We hopped in the truck. Wiring snaked from the roof down to a stack of electronics and computer monitors in the cab. “Footloose” played on an AM/FM radio. Niday adjusted the dials on a computer to look for signals in the 2.4 gigahertz frequency: Wi-Fi. He shifted into drive.
As we exited the observatory’s parking lot, the truck’s computer monitor started bleeping angrily. Before we reached the main road, we picked up 13 wireless signals. Within a half mile, we found 66 signals. Niday’s gadgetry was going berserk. But instead of jumping out of the truck to ticket Wi-Fi offenders, he simply took note of the sources of radio noise and kept driving, unfazed.
Within five miles, we tallied more than 200 signals, some coming from the homes of staff living on the observatory’s own property—a blatant violation of the facility’s regulations. As I observed from the backseat, I wondered, How is this called the quietest town in America?
I had first come to Green Bank a few months earlier, in March of 2017, on something of a pilgrimage with my girlfriend (now wife), Jenna.
Driving into town, we passed the area’s quiet authority: the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope, a 485-foot-tall tangle of white beams holding a giant dish the size of two football fields. This washbasin for Godzilla sat at the bottom of a 4-mile-long valley surrounded by mountains nearly 5,000 feet tall, which created a natural barrier against the outside world’s noise and helped isolate this remote area. Three-fifths of the surrounding county was state or federal forest, thick with mountain laurel and, in warmer months, teeming with mushrooms, ramps, ginseng, goldenseal, and sassafras. Its 941 square miles had a total of three traffic lights, one weekly newspaper, one high school, and a couple roadside pay phones.
The population density of about nine people per square mile was the lowest in West Virginia and one of the lowest anywhere east of the Mississippi River. Going to Walmart was a hundred-mile round trip that required traversing some of the Mountain State’s tallest peaks. Outsiders were considered “flatlanders” or “come-heres.” Locals were “mountain people” who lived in evocative-sounding hamlets such as Stony Bottom, Clover Lick, Thorny Creek, Briery Knob, and Green Bank, with that last name holding an almost mythical allure as a place where the grass was greener and life fuller. Four hours from Washington, DC, Green Bank sounded like a modern-day Walden that could free Jenna and me from the exasperating demands of being always online and reachable. Visiting was to be a respite from our digital lives.
In fact, the quiet had attracted a number of outsiders over the decades. The early astronomers’ ranks had included Frank Drake, who in 1960 conducted humanity’s first formal search for extraterrestrial intelligence using a Green Bank telescope. Secretive military operations also found fertile ground in the Quiet Zone, enabling the National Security Agency to eavesdrop on radio communications from a nearby station in Sugar Grove. During the counterculture revolution, hippies and back-to-the-landers flooded the county in search of a quieter way of living, among them a long-haired doctor named Hunter “Patch” Adams who purchased 310 acres with the stated mission of opening a free medical hospital. Up the road, an infamous white supremacist named William Luther Pierce would also find refuge, purchasing a 346-acre mountainside to build a combination country retreat, business headquarters, and militia base from which to inspire a “white awakening.”
The area had also attracted a sex cult, a racist serial killer, and, most recently, people with a mysterious illness called electromagnetic hypersensitivity who described feeling ill when exposed to iPhones and smart meters, refrigerators and microwaves. (At the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, some people similarly claimed that cell towers and 5G cell service were somehow linked to the outbreak, particularly in cities.) In essence, they were allergic to modern life. Many were convinced they had nowhere to go but the Quiet Zone.
My own journey to the Quiet Zone had begun in 2009, when I got rid of my first and last mobile device, a silver Samsung flip phone. I had been working for the Cambodia Daily, a scrappy rag in Phnom Penh, and my cell phone had come to feel like an extension of myself. I slept with it. I ate with it. It was a social lifeline. It was also a source of anxiety. Desperate for a callback from a source, I would stare at the device, willing it to comply. I heard phantom rings and felt phantom vibrations. I was as dependent on my phone as a baby on a pacifier. The day I left Cambodia, I dropped my phone in a garbage can.
Back in the United States, I put off getting a replacement. It was a decision initially based on frugality, then fueled by stubbornness. I don’t like when people tell me what to do, and everyone was telling me to get a smartphone. Weeks without a phone turned into months, then years. I worked for the Christian Science Monitor in Boston, then moved to New York City to report on finance, then relocated to Brazil as a foreign correspondent, all without a phone. I signed up for a free Google “phone number” to make calls using my laptop. I used Skype. I got an iPod for podcasts. In emergency situations, I borrowed others’ cellphones, using them in the way people once used roadside pay phones. I recognize mobile devices can be useful—I just think they should be used sparingly.
I’ve come to see my phonelessness as a matter of personal liberty, a kind of Fourth Amendment fight for privacy and “the right to be let alone,” as phrased by the Boston lawyers Samuel Warren and Louis Brandeis in a famous Harvard Law Review article from 1890. The two railed against “recent inventions and business methods,” such as “instantaneous photographs” and “numerous mechanical devices” that “invaded the sacred precincts of private and domestic life.” What would they think of smartphones and their abuse of our attention and privacy? I saw myself as a disconnection crusader, a Don Quixote for the digital era, toiling against the tyranny of always-on mobile devices. (Never mind that Don Quixote was delusional.)
My mission was as futile as fighting windmills. Cellphones hardly existed two decades ago. By 2019, eight in 10 American adults owned a smartphone; in my own demographic of Americans aged 30 to 49, 92 percent owned smartphones. Whenever I walked into a public restroom, a guy at the neighboring stall held a device in his free hand. A colleague so vigorously swiped and typed on her iPhone that she injured her wrist and came into the office wearing a brace. My mother, a teacher, was encouraged to tweet from the classroom. My father, a minister, contended with congregants answering their phones during services. Jenna carried two smartphones, one personal and one provided by her employer so she could be reached any time of any day. “You can’t miss nobody in 2017,” the comedian Chris Rock said during a stand-up routine that year. “Not really. You can say it, but you don’t really miss the motherfucker, because you’re with them all the time. They’re in your fuckin’ pocket.”
This loss of radio quiet has coincided with a loss of audible quiet. In 2000, the director of the US National Park Service passed an ordinance on “soundscape preservation and noise management” that called for parks to document and work to preserve natural sounds. The directive expired in 2004. Three years later, when the iPhone debuted, Science reported that human-made noise pollution was “pervasive” in America’s protected areas. The acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton believes a dozen places remain in the United States where a person can hear no man-made sounds for 15 minutes. More than annoying, such noise has been shown to increase the risk of heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and even cancer. The concurrent rise in radio noise has also had deadly effects, with heavy smartphone usage tied to depression, anxiety, sleep deprivation, teen suicides, and, unsurprisingly, motor vehicle accidents.
Wouldn’t there be fewer car crashes and deaths if it was impossible to drive and text at the same time? Wouldn’t all of us sleep better if we lived in a place without constant connectivity? Wouldn’t our lives be richer and our communities stronger if we weren’t always online? And if all these benefits of a less digitized life were true, wouldn’t Green Bank and the surrounding Quiet Zone be a kind of utopia?
Those questions led me into Appalachia, over snowy mountain passes and down steep switchbacks, into the rugged backcountry of Daniel Boone and Stonewall Jackson, to the heart of the National Radio Quiet Zone, in search of an alternative to our tech-obsessed, phone-addicted, attention-hijacked, doomscrolling society. When I first arrived in 2017, the observatory was hosting some 30 media visitors a year, with a regular stream of articles being published about the so-called Quietest Town in America. Busy days could see three film crews crowded atop the Robert C. Byrd Green Bank Telescope, all competing for footage of that most endangered of things: quiet.
After my initial visit to Green Bank with Jenna, I returned about a dozen times over the next three years for a series of extended stays, popping in so frequently that people asked if I’d moved there permanently. I joined a book club, helped build a house, foraged for ramps, and went target shooting with a 7-year-old. I frequented a small country church where the wall-mounted “Register of Attendance and Offering” was never updated; it always said there were 11 attendees and $79 in tithes, contributing to the feeling of time standing still, of being drawn into a quieter dimension.
It was also a place of contradictions. Soon after my patrol with Chuck Niday, CNN’s medical journalist Sanjay Gupta drove into Green Bank for an episode of Vital Signs. “National Radio Quiet Zone,” Gupta said to the camera, “that means there’s no cell service, there’s no Wi-Fi, there’s no radio. It’s just really quiet.” On his heels, Katie Couric visited for a National Geographic series. “Green Bank is a town where technology is almost completely banned,” she said in a bright voiceover when the series aired, later opining, “People here seem happy to follow the law of the land.”
Even the state’s highest-ranking officials fed into the quiet hype. “All people within a 20-mile radius of the facility cannot have any device that emits a noticeably high amount of electromagnetic radiation,” Senator Joe Manchin would write in a 2018 op-ed. “This includes WiFi routers, cell phones, and even microwaves. Yet, these faithful West Virginians have sacrificed all of these luxuries for the advancement of science.”
Teresa Mullen rolled her eyes at such language. The Green Bank resident and high school teacher had a microwave. She had a smartphone. She had Wi-Fi. She knew where to get a cell phone signal. “It’s not like we’re living some bohemian lifestyle,” she told me. Such was hardly a secret. A house across the street from the observatory had Wi-Fi with the network name “Screw you NRAO,” an unsubtle middle finger to the observatory’s calls for quiet. Green Bank’s health clinic had Wi-Fi. So did the senior center. “We’re not supposed to,” said John Simmons, the county’s director of senior programs and a former county commissioner, “but I think all that stuff about the noise levels is fabricated.”
As I dug into the issue, I found myself wading into a legal debate. Observatory staff and scientists initially told me in no uncertain terms that the facility could push back against any source of radio interference in town, be it Wi-Fi or a smartphone, a microwave or a malfunctioning electric blanket. But when I raised the issue with scientists and officials in the greater radio astronomy community, I was told that West Virginia’s law against radio noise was essentially toothless, meaning Niday had no power to crack down on Wi-Fi, smartphones, microwaves, and other reportedly “outlawed” electronics.
I would eventually bring the debate to Anthony Beasley, director of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO) in Charlottesville, Virginia, which oversaw Green Bank’s operations from 1956 until 2016, when the two entities split. The NRAO still operates telescopes around the world and has a vested interest in maintaining the Quiet Zone. Beasley agreed there was ambiguity to the Quiet Zone regulations. But he said the argument was somewhat removed from reality. Even if the state and federal laws could be interpreted in their strictest possible way, it still wouldn’t make financial or logistical sense to hunt Wi-Fi up and down the valley. For a cash-strapped observatory fighting to merely stay open, why hire lawyers to prosecute Wi-Fi-users when that money could go toward scientific equipment, staff, and research?
“You’ve got to decide which hill you’re going to die on,” Beasley said. “Taking someone to court and potentially getting some kind of class action lawsuit going would be an incredible waste of time, in my opinion.”
On that point, everyone agreed. It was impossible to stop the wireless revolution.
During my patrol with Niday, we would have found even more signals had we driven a few miles toward his house. Even the Quiet Zone cop had Wi-Fi. “Technically” it wasn’t permitted, Niday admitted, “but I know how to break the rules.”
By 2019, Niday would tally about 175 hotspots within two miles and more than 350 within a 5-mile radius—more Wi-Fi signals than homes, if that was even possible. The 2.4 megahertz frequency band had become so polluted that astronomers had lost access to that window into the radio universe. Rather than a clean reading of cosmic radio waves, a chart would show an imperceptible scribble of noise from the town’s Wi-Fi.
The Quiet Zone was being breached. I felt that I’d stumbled into a pivotal place in the world and, perhaps, in the history of humanity: an area endangered not by climate change or gentrification but by the Fitbit on your wrist, the iPhone in your hand, the anticollision sensor in your car, the human desire to have what everybody else has. Would Green Bank be able to preserve the quiet? And if it couldn’t, what did that mean not just for my own quiet fight, but for anyone’s hope of finding refuge from the noise?
Adapted from the book The Quiet Zone: Unraveling the Mystery of a Town Suspended in Silence, by Stephen Kurczy. Copyright © 2021 by Stephen Kurczy. From Dey Street Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Reprinted by permission.
Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., Director
Center for Family and Community Health
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety
NEWS FROM LEGAL ACTION AGAINST 5G
“On August 13, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that the FCC failed to provide a reasoned explanation for its determination that its current human exposure guidelines adequately protect the public against all the harmful effects of exposure to 5G, cell tower, cell phone and wireless technologies.”
This is a critically important, landmark, Appeal ruling in the US (August 13th 2021), which ought to have enormous global ramifications, for our case and for all those seeking to highlight the risks of human exposure to 5G and wireless technology radiation – where the court held that the safety limits used were both ‘arbitrary and capricious’
Whilst no two cases are factually identical, the principles are often similar. The obvious similarity is the manner in which authorities both side of the Atlantic have engaged in processes which have ignored studies about potential health harms.
The core failures in the US case related to the process adopted by the Federal Communications Commission which disclosed – (i) the absence of a reasoned record of review for the thousands of pages of submitted scientific evidence and most importantly (ii) the absence of a reasoned explanation for its assertion that it’s guidelines adequately protect against the harmful effects of exposure to radio frequency radiation.
The main grounds of our renewal for a court hearing strongly echo these points:
- This case concerns an important issue of public safety. It raises the risk to which members of the public, including particular vulnerable individuals, and children, are being exposed without having consented to or agreed to expose themselves to that risk; and without an adequate and proper consideration undertaken by the relevant safeguarding authorities of the creation of those man-made public health risks.
- Failure to, or abdication of responsibility to, review the scientific and available evidence as the body responsible for the safety of citizens / Failure to take account of evidence of the risk posed to human health by radiofrequency radiation, ‘RFR’, and/or 5G;
- Failure to undertake an effective independent and sufficiently informed assessment of the risks;
- Failure to implement effective safeguards to protect the public from the risks or potential risks, including those posed to children attending schools and nurseries and/or to those with a disability;
- Absence of sufficient measures to provide effective protection for children from the real risk of harm;
- The adoption of RFR exposure guidelines concerned with thermal effects only which do not suffice to discharge the duty to take all practicable steps to the greatest extent possible to protect against a violation;
- Failure to ensure or safeguard a safe environment for human health.
A petitioner in the US case forcefully summarised the outcome :-
‘ This is a win for our children, our future, and our environment. The court’s decision should be a wake up call worldwide ‘
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From Environmental Health Trust:
In Historic Decision, Federal Court Orders FCC to Explain Why It Ignored Scientific Evidence Showing Harm From Wireless Radiation
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit judges in favor of environmental health groups and petitioners; finds FCC violated the Administrative Procedure Act and failed to respond to comments on environmental harm.
Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in the historic case EHT et al. v. the FCC that the December 2019 decision by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to retain its 1996 safety limits for human exposure to wireless radiation was “arbitrary and capricious.”
- The court held that the FCC failed to respond to “record evidence that exposure to RF radiation at levels below the Commission’s current limits may cause negative health effects unrelated to cancer.”
- Further, the agency demonstrated “a complete failure to respond to comments concerning environmental harm caused by RF radiation.”
The court highlighted that the FCC failed to respond to approximately 200 comments on the record by people who experienced illness or injury from electromagnetic radiation sickness.
The court ordered the commission to
- “provide a reasoned explanation for its decision to retain its testing procedures for determining whether cell phones and other portable electronic devices comply with its guidelines”
- “address the impacts of RF radiation on children, the health implications of long-term exposure to RF radiation, the ubiquity of wireless devices, and other technological developments that have occurred since the Commission last updated its guidelines”
- “address the impacts of RF radiation on the environment.”
“We are delighted that the court upheld the rule of law and found that the FCC must provide a reasoned record of review for the thousands of pages of scientific evidence submitted by Environmental Health Trust and many other expert authorities in this precedent setting case. No agency is above the law. The American people are well served,” said Dr. Devra Davis, president of Environmental Health Trust.
Edward B. Myers, attorney for Environmental Health Trust, the lead petitioner in the case, EHT et al. v. the FCC stated, “The court granted the petitions for review because, contrary to the requirements of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), the commission failed to provide a reasoned explanation for its assertion that its guidelines adequately protect against the harmful effects of exposure to radiofrequency radiation.”
“I am very pleased to see that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has ruled that the FCC ignored decades of studies about the potential health harms of cell phone radiation and must adequately review this material before making a decision about new regulations of cell phones,” said Dr. Jerome Paulson, former American Academy of Pediatrics Environmental Health Council Chair and now Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics and Environmental and Occupational Health at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Milken Institute School of Public Health. “It is very important that the court ruled that the FCC must address the impacts of radiofrequency radiation on the health of children amassed since 1996.” The American Academy of Pediatrics’ submission to the FCC called for a review of safety limits to protect children and pregnant women.
In overturning the FCC determination for its lack of reasoned decision making, the court wrote that the commission cannot rely on agencies like the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) if the FDA’s conclusions are provided without explanation.
“While imitation may be the highest form of flattery, it does not meet even the low threshold of reasoned analysis required by the APA under the deferential standard of review that governs here. One agency’s unexplained adoption of an unreasoned analysis just compounds rather than vitiates the analytical void. Said another way, two wrongs do not make a right,” the court wrote.
The landmark case centers around the FCC’s decision not to update its 1996 exposure limits for wireless radiation from cell phones, cell towers, and wireless devices. Environmental Health Trust experts have long argued that the FCC’s outdated limits place Americans everywhere at risk, especially in the era of 5G.
In response to the court’s historic ruling, Environmental Health Trust and petitioners released the following statements:
Devra Davis PhD, MPH, President Environmental Health Trust, author of Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation, What the Industry Is Doing to Hide It and How to Protect Your Family.
“If cell phones were a drug they would have been banned years ago. 5G would never have been allowed to market. An ever mounting body of published studies — ignored by the FCC — clearly indicates that exposure to wireless radiation can lead to numerous health effects, especially for children. Research indicates wireless radiation increases cancer risk, damages memory, alters brain development, impacts reproductive health, and much more. Furthermore, the way the FCC measures our daily exposure to cell phone and cell tower radiation is fatally flawed and provides a false sense of security.”
“Environmental Health Trust submitted hundreds of pages of scientific evidence to the FCC over the last several years documenting the scientific data showing harm, the need for health agencies to create safety limits that protect against biological effects, and the urgency for infrastructure policy that prioritizes wired rather wireless communications to reduce public exposure. While there is a lot of work left to do, today’s ruling is an important step in protecting people against the harms caused by wireless radiation exposure. Unfortunately, the telecom industry is now pushing millions of new 5G wireless antennas into neighborhoods and billions of new wireless devices, putting more in harm’s way everyday.
“While we celebrate today’s victory, we must look forward. Where do we go from here? We need a congressional hearing into how this agency operated above the law to ensure it never happens again. Committing to 5G merely ensures commercial success in selling new devices and cannot bridge the digital divide where many disadvantaged groups lack access to basic technologies. As we detail in EHT’s letter to President Biden, the priority for infrastructure should be for wired rather than wireless internet connections. The U.S. needs a federal action plan on the issue of wireless radiation that should be informed by the latest science showing that current levels of radiation can damage human health and the environment.”
Theodora Scarato MSW, Executive Director of Environmental Health Trust and a petitioner in the case.
“This is a win for our children, our future, and our environment. The court’s decision should be a wake-up call worldwide. There was no premarket safety testing for cell phones or wireless networks before they came on the market decades ago. As the court points out in the ruling, silence from federal health and environmental agencies does ‘not constitute a reasoned explanation for the Commission’s decision.’ This ruling highlights how there has been no scientific review of the full body of scientific research to ensure people and the environment are protected. No federal agency has reviewed science indicating impacts to the brain, reproduction, trees, or wildlife — not the Food and Drug Administration, not the Centers for Disease Control, not the National Cancer Institute, not the Environmental Protection Agency. For decades, each of these agencies has downplayed the health effects of wireless radiation on their public websites. A telecom-financed scientist drafted webpages to be put online by our federal government. When people try to stop a cell tower from being built in front of their homes, they are told by their elected leaders that they cannot consider the issue of health effects due to the Telecommunications Act of 1996. This has to stop.
“We need an investigation of how our country ended up in this situation and a federal action plan to ensure it never happens again. It is imperative that our federal agencies immediately act to protect human health and the environment.”
Statement by Cindy Franklin of Consumers for Safe Cell Phones, an organization that was a petitioner in the case.
“The FCC must now admit that its 25-year-old exposure guidelines are bogus. Our federal regulatory agencies are mandated to protect people and the environment from the known biological harm from exposure to microwave radiofrequency radiation. This ruling shows they have failed to do their jobs. The wireless industry can no longer hide behind the FCC’s so-called ‘safe’ exposure guidelines.”
Statement of Liz Barris of The People’s Initiative Foundation.
“This day is a long time coming! So many people are suffering from the effects of wireless radiation and SO MANY are not even connecting their symptoms, illnesses, cancers, and even deaths to the radiation that is causing it because they trust and believe their government! The FCC failed to respond to ANY of the documentation submitted to them that people are being injured by ALL types of wireless radiation, from cell phones and Wi-Fi to smart meters and cell towers. We need limits, backed by science, that do not harm people or our environment and thus far, the science shows that the only safe wireless radiation is no wireless radiation. Hard wired ethernet connections with plugin portals everywhere for cell phones and internet may be our best bet.”
Statement of Ellen Marks, President of California Brain Tumor Association
“We are thrilled that the court has ruled against the FCC and has shed light on the collusion between the telecom industry. the FCC and the FDA. Too many have suffered needlessly and this madness has to stop. This is definitely a step in the right direction and I am appreciative of the hard work of all involved.”
About the Case
In EHT et al. v. the FCC, petitioners argued that the FCC ignored thousands of pages of research and expert testimony showing harmful effects from wireless radiofrequency radiation to humans, wildlife, and the environment when it decided that the 1996 wireless radiation limits did not need to be updated with a full health and safety review.
Environmental Health Trust filed its case in the Court of Appeals with Consumers for Safe Cell Phones, Elizabeth Barris, and Theodora Scarato, MSW. They were represented by attorney Edward B. Myers. EHT’s case was then consolidated with a separate case filed by Children’s Health Defense, Michelle Hertz, Petra Brokken, Dr. David O. Carpenter, Dr. Toril Jelter, Dr. Paul Dart, Dr. Ann Lee, Virginia Farver, Jennifer Baran, and Paul Stanley M.Ed. Children’s Health Defense was represented by attorney Scott McCullough and Robert Kennedy Jr. Evidentiary briefs were jointly filed. Scott McCullough represented Environmental Health Trust, Children’s Health Defense, and petitioners in the oral arguments.
Oral arguments were held January 25, 2021, before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit including Hons. Karen Henderson, Patricia Millett, and Robert Wilkins.
Environmental Health Trust attorney Edward B. Myers previously intervened in the successful case of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and several Native American tribes against the FCC. In this earlier case, the court upheld the relevance of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The NRDC filed an amicus brief in the EHT et al., v FCC case as well.
The FCC is represented in-house by William J. Scher, Ashley Stocks Boizelle, Jacob M. Lewis, and Richard Kiser Welch.
About Environmental Health Trust
The Environmental Health Trust, a scientific nonprofit, has worked on wireless radiation and health for a decade and os a leading organization on the issue of 5G, wireless and health. EHT scientists have published numerous studies on the harmful health effects of electromagnetic radiation and organized national and international scientific conferences. EHT submitted hundreds of pages of scientific and policy evidence to the FCC over the years. More at https://ehtrust.org
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ES Social Thursday, Sept 23rd, 10.30 – 6 pm.
(Camping is available)
Yes, we are back and are planning a post lock down ES Social
You are cordially invited to attend the 7th ES-UK Social, taking place in East Sussex on Thursday Sept 23rd, 10.30-6pm.
The location is a 200 acre farm on the shores of Bewl Water offering trail walking, cycling, kayaking and sailing and is surrounded by woodland.
The Social provides many with an ideal opportunity to meet like minded people and discuss ES challenges.
The camp site is available for both caravans and tents and will be open for the nights of 22nd and 23rd September. There is daytime cover for wet weather.
There are many local B&Bs and pubs for meals and possible overnight accommodation (not EMR/ELF checked). We hope to walk around the lake and to organise a pub lunch (price supplement).
Social Tickets cost: £23
Camping tickets £23 per night
Caravan tickets: £23 per night
If we have to cancel due to new Government restrictions being imposed on social gatherings, your ticket price will be refunded.
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Please detail your contact telephone number for any last-minute updates.
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All enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Please note: the local phone mast is located 1.5Kms away in line of sight and the campsite and wooded trails are protected by hedges and woodland.
- Mobile phones and other wireless devices will not be permitted on site.
- Please bring stout footwear and several layers of clothing.
- Please bring any special dietary requirements such as vegan milk and food; your selection of caffeine-free teas and drinks.
Message from Magaki LESURE
My name is Magali LESURE, I am French. I created the association Cœurs d’EHS and the World Day of Electrosensitivity, in France, 3 years ago. Since then, the association organizes it every year on June 16th. I am sending you this email to inform you about it and to propose you to participate.
The objectives of this day are to :
- to make the general public aware of the toxicity of waves,
- to inform about electro-hypersensitivity
- to alert on the social and sanitary situation of EHS people,
- to have this environmental handicap recognized.
There are several ways to participate. Everything is explained in the following article: https://coeursdehs.fr/june-16-2021-4th-world-electrosensitivity-day/
This year, hundreds of people have been informed about the event in many countries of the western world. If we ALL mobilize, we will make this day a worldwide event! I sincerely hope that you will join us in this action!
I would love to receive photos of your participation to add to the report of the Day!
Founder of Cœurs d’EHS (EHS Hearts)
Learn more about World Electrosensitivity Day:
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I don’t have a Smartphone! This email is sent from a wired computer.
Legal Action Against 5G led by Michael Mansfield QC have recently lodged their case against the government
JUDICIAL REVIEW PROCEEDINGS LODGED IN THE HIGH COURT
The Defendants are
THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE: First Defendant
THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT,
FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS: Second Defendant
THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR DIGITAL CULTURE MEDIA AND SPORT: Third Defendant
The Claimants are represented by Michael Mansfield QC, Philip Rule and
Lorna Hackett of Hackett & Dabbs LLP
The case concerns an important issue of public safety. It raises the risk to which members of the public, including particular vulnerable individuals, and children, are being exposed without having consented to or agreed to expose themselves to that risk; and without an adequate and proper consideration undertaken by the relevant safeguarding authorities of the creation of those man-made public health risks.
We provided documents containing evidence from a multitude of respected and eminent experts concerning the health effects of the technology used by 5G, and the attendant risks to the public and individuals, upon which the Defendants declined to act.
The Defendants cannot lawfully continue to ignore or overlook the evidence that indicates the existence of a risk that has not been quantified. To date there has been a failure to engage with this body of evidence, and an inappropriate attempt to delegate any assessment of risk to an external body – a body against which membership legitimate criticism of industry finance and conflict of interest is levelled.
The issues include:
- the absence of due investigation of the nature and extent of the risks to the safety of individuals, and human health by the relevant United Kingdom authorities;
- the absence of appropriate measures, systems and safeguarding steps to address the identified risks or potential risks; and
- a failure to adopt and apply a precautionary principle, or informed foresight, to the exposure of non-consenting children and adults to a risk of harm.
- The law provides a framework that demonstrates the unlawfulness of the inaction and errors of the executive bodies we have challenged.
- Holding to account the executive or legislative authorities to comply with the law and legal duties is undoubtedly a proper and essential function for the Court, especially in the context of protection of individuals from harm that includes loss of life or serious injury.
The grounds are:
The Defendants are in breach of section 6 of the Human Rights Act 1998 resulting from omissions and failings in violation of the positive obligations required to be met by Articles 2, 3 and/or 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.
The Defendants have failed to consider the best interests of children when considering formulating, updating or reviewing the appropriate approach to 5G policy and risk assessment for exposed children. In the alternative, they have failed to make this a primary consideration.
The Defendants are in breach of the Public Sector Equality Duty (“PSED”) (s149 EA 2010). There has been no equality assessment, within the meaning and terms of the PSED, to properly inform and be considered in decisions as to the risk posed by RFR and affecting for example approval of 5G generally and/or of permissible locations of 5G and/or of the policy to adopt ICNIRP guidelines.
The SSHSC is in breach of his statutory duty under s2A of the National Health Service Act 2006, either resulting from (a) unlawful delegation or abdication of the statutory function to an external private organisation; and/or (b) irrationally failing to take appropriate steps under this power and/or failing to exercise a discretion in accordance with the statutory purpose.
The Defendants have failed to take into account as a relevant consideration, and give due and proper consideration to, all the evidence, information and concerns which we have raised with them.
The Defendants have failed to provide adequate and sufficient reasons for the decision not to establish a process to investigate and establish the adverse health effects and risks of adverse health effects from 5G technology and/or for discounting the risks presented by the evidence available.
THIS IS A LANDMARK CASE
The Claimants wish to thank all the many members of the public who have supported them including those that have written messages of encouragement, some of which have been heart wrenching, on the Crowd Justice site; who watch our updates on progress and the thousands who have given donations in support of this legal action. It is for those who have written letters, signed petitions and campaigned, the scientists, doctors and engineers that have put their names to appeals and all the many who have supported our work. It is for those who remain puzzled or uninformed but feel unwell or develop any of the many symptoms that are associated with or worsened by radiation. And it is for our shared environment that does not have a say but for which we, as responsible citizens, are custodians.
Meanwhile our work continues in earnest, and we wish to thank all of you for your continuing support. We will issue further information as this matter progresses.
Further information can be found at https://actionagainst5g.org/ and please continue to support our legal team at https://www.crowdjustice.com/case/legalactionagainst5g/.
Donations by post will be gratefully received and can be sent to PO Box 13199, SW6 6ZU.
The account details are: Account name: Ms Victoria Angell Sort code: 30-94-81 Account No: 28059168
The above account is used purely in connection with the LAA5G campaign, to facilitate donations by BACS and cheque.
Many of you have asked for updates on the White Zone planned in France, you may care to contact Association Zones Blanches directly for further information and details of membership.
QUICK NEWS MARCH 2021
Good morning all,We are pleased to send you our newsletter. It is sent by internet to all our contacts and by post to our members who have no email addresses or have difficulty standing in front of a computer screen.
New wave-resistant buildings under construction in Switzerland
As you know, the AZB – Soliha Provence team is currently mobilized for the programming of the “Terre de Ressourcement” project in its summary pre-project phase.Our Swiss friends have long since passed this stage; 3 new armored buildings for electrohypersensitive people are emerging. This construction is envious on the French side.In September 2019 we met the law AAAG architects in the person of Gideon Abebe, we presented the plans of his project in Schmitten. The work is now well advanced, the roofs have just been completed and the glazing has been installed.Click below to listen to the report by Johann Métry and Noémie Guignard from Radio Télévision Suisse – February 2021.
Access to digital technology in mutual respect
According to article 1 of the Environmental Charter, which has constitutional value “every man has the right to a healthy environment which respects his health” . Based on this article, our project to create a habitable white zone has its full raison d’être.Being irradiated should be a choice and not being irradiated should be a right. Personally, I am for 5, 6 or even 10G for those who want them, even if I think it is toxic for all living things. I am for us to respect the digital desires of those, and there are many, who only see themselves advancing on the wave of progress. They believe they have a right to it, let’s respect them!In return for that, of course, we are entitled to ask them for reciprocity. That is to say, they accept that those who do not support electromagnetic pollution in their flesh ( EHS ) and those who simply want to protect themselves from it can live in non-polluted places commonly called “white zones. “. This mutual respect therefore implies a sharing of the territory. See you soon on Durbon , for a day or for a lifetime.Philippe Tribaudeau ( EHS person).
Legal advances, notes of hope for EHS people
Two court decisions were handed down in their favor.1. The Paris Court of Appeal ruled in favor of Mrs. X ( EHS ) for the refusal of the installation of a connected water meterLe Monde 01.30.21 “This is the first time that a substantive court has admitted that a litigant can take advantage of electrohypersensitivity to oppose a communicating water meter. In October 2015, the Public Housing Office of Arcueil-Gentilly (Val-de-Marne) announced to its tenants that the company Proxiserve was going to replace their individual water meters with so-called “smart” meters, which could be remote readings. A resident, Mrs. X, objecting to it, the Office assigns her and obtains that she is ordered to open her door to technicians. Ms. X appealed, thanks to full legal aid, and produced a medical certificate assuring that her state of health did not allow her to withstand the electromagnetic waves emitted by “smart” meters. The Paris Court of Appeal ruled, on June 9, 2020, that none of the texts invoked by the lessor can justify the obligation to let Proxiserve enter. Article 7-e of the law of July 6, 1989, according to which the tenant must “allow access to the leased premises” for “work to improve energy performance”, is not appropriate, because “the drinking water (…) cannot be qualified as energy ”.
2. The Grenoble Court of Appeal allows Mrs X ( EHS ) to obtain the compensatory disability benefit ( PCH )Mrs X benefits from the disabled adult allowance ( AAH ). She had successively submitted requests for disability compensation benefits in 2014, 2015 and 2016 for exceptional specific costs, accommodation, vehicle; then in 2018 for technical assistance and specific costs. All his requests had been rejected. Following a legal appeal lodged in 2019, the Grenoble Court of Appeal recognized in January 2020 that Ms. X had major medical difficulties and ordered the Departmental House of Handicap ( MDPH ) of Isère to provide her with the services of handicap compensation for technical aids and specific aids.
The PCH is an amount allocated to the disabled person to enable them to better cope with their disability. In the present case, the allocated sum is intended to acquire the anti- wave protections.
Legal aid, a precious remedy
Both of the above people have benefited from legal aid that allows low-income people to take legal action. The State covers the costs of legal proceedings. You can benefit from this assistance if your reference tax income and the value of your movable and real estate assets do not exceed certain ceilings. The aid granted may be total or partial. You must make the request to the legal aid office competent for your domicile, with the supporting documents, before or after the start of the procedure.Benchmark tax income: € 11,262Value of movable heritage: € 11,262Value of real estate assets: € 33,780If only one of the 3 ceilings is exceeded, you will not be able to benefit from legal aid.The assistance will be total or partial depending on the size of your income and the composition of your tax household. To learn more, click below.
A rat, a spoon and an ambassador changed our perception of the health effects of electromagetic radiation
Discover below the text written by a health professional,member of AZB.
Bookshop, recent editions“The black book of waves” by Pr. Dominique BELPOMME, editions Marco Pietteur”Electromagnetic waves” by Christian BORDES and Nelly ROUSSELIN , Dangles edition“Phone Gate , All overexposed, all deceived, all endangered by our cellphones”, by Marc Arazi “ Editions Massot.
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Needing A Place To Be ( Roger Moller )
In 2008 when neighbours refused to turn off their new wireless router I fled for my life with what I could carry. I was homeless for 3 months though I eventually found safe haven in a little valley with no signal in Wales. I have been pleased to accommodate many equally desperate EHS sufferers in the 13 years since. All that time I have been looking for suitable places, not only for myself but for fellow sufferers but have so far been unable to find anywhere available, even temporarily, which I would be able to tolerate.
My life has been threatened for the last 2 years by the prospect of a 4G/ESN mast nearby, I will have to have gone from here before it goes up this year. Most of my things are in storage but in any event my landlady wants her house back and I now find myself in dire need of at least ‘a place to be’.
So it is with great reluctance that I appeal to the ES-UK community in hopes that someone who understands EHS will be willing to offer me safe haven from early March on practically any basis.
Roger Moller – Abergwesyn, Powys 01223 911 893 / (+44) (0) 333 011 5476 email@example.com
It has been noticed that Shielding report link in previous email did not work for many users. Hence resending the link :
Also. Katherine has issued following Invitation to anyone in need of a refuge from Wifi etc.
Would anyone like to visit either to camp in my field temporarily to get away from a town or city. A free gift, as I was once where a lot of folk still are, tormented and nowhere to sleep soundly. You’d need a tent or small to medium van. It is peaceful and rural south Devon. There is Spring Water and basic compost Loo. Further ES details can be provided if you are interested.
To respond, Please note I will not be going on here again, so you will need to send me a text message to communicate further: 07546169563.
Please Share to anyone local to Devon, and BIG LOVE to you all, we are sensitive wonderful canaries, very precious in God’s sight !
Distributed at Katerine’s request although we are grateful, but we haven’t tested the site and suggest that you make your own arrangements with Katherine.
With Best Wishes
During these harsh times there are two legal cases evolving and which you might care to look into and consider supporting.
Additionally, there is a recent Review Study on EHS is:
Belpomme D & Irigaray P: “Electrohypersensitivity as a Newly Identified and Characterized Neurologic Pathological Disorder: How to Diagnose, Treat, and Prevent It”
The Links to two UK legal actions are below.
Please see their websites for further information.
5G Judicial Review 2020
fields (EMFs) generally due to their impact on the health of humans, animals and plants. Many people are sensitive to RFR and EMFs and suffer illness, distress and financial loss due to inability to work. The balance of scientific evidence is now clear that RFR/EMFs are harmful to humans. The UK government insist on using ICNIRP’s guidelines to set limits of radiation for public health. ICNIRP’s guidelines are not fit for purpose as, among other things, they only recognise harm from heating of the body and are set for short term exposure 6 minutes in fact. Many people suffer harm without any heating of their bodies.
Legal Action Against 5G
Michael Mansfield QC is leading our legal team challenging the UK Government over its failure to take notice of the health risks and public concern related to 5G. One of the most venerated barristers of our time, Michael Mansfield has led legal teams in high profile cases of civil liberty and miscarriages of justice. He has represented the families of Grenfell Tower, Lockerbie, the Ballymurphy Massacre and Stephen Lawrence. He was recently described as “the king of human rights work” by The Legal 500 and as a Leading Silk in civil liberties and human rights.
also take a look at: https://the5gsummit.com/
Finally and if you have become infected with Covid-19 you may care to comment on how the symptoms have affected you, perhaps drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep well and stay safe,
Hopefully this finds you well somewhere safe. Many are commenting that e-smog has increased as more work from home on digital empowered devices and one person has reported on her need to walk the streets in London until the various levels dissipate somewhat late at night. The local police officers are used to her story about levels and are supportive.
If you have your own stories to add to the next newsletter under lockdown please share it with us by sending email to email@example.com
.There have been various links published recently and which might give you some new ideas for your letter writing.
- Denis Henshaw: Non-ionising radiation fallacies
- Dr Magda Havas: 5G in the USA
- Michael Bevington: Submission to DCMS Select Committee
- Extension for submitting evidence to the DCMS 5G inquiry to June 19 2020, along with a new question
- Eileen O’Connor and Susan Foster: Open Letter to First News
Keep well and stay safe,
All at ES-UK
During these challenging times, we hope that you have found a safe refuge where you can look after your health until lock down is over.
If you need any extra special support which you think we can help out with, please email us.
You may also refer to information sheet at link below regarding “Electrosensitivity and Coronavirus” :
Wishing you good health,
5 bedroom smallholding for sale (suitable as is for EHS).
Ystrad Meurig, Ceredigion, SY25
It’s in a lovely location with only white noise on the acousticom at February 2020:
Please make all your own enquiries and work with an appropriate surveyor and local expert.
from all at ES-UK
Magda Havas is an environmental toxicologist and world-renowned expert on the health effects of electromagnetic fields. She is retired from Trent University where she was an Associate Professor of Environmental & Resource Studies. Here she discusses electrohypersensitivity with Andr© Fauteux, Publisher of Quebec-based La Maison du 21e sicle (21st-Century Housing) magazine (maisonsaine.ca/english).
from all at ES-UK
EMF Awareness Event at Sedgewick – Saturday 18th April
We would like to inform you regarding EMF Awareness Event at,
Sedgwick Park House,
Saturday, 19th September 2020: 9:30 – 5:30
Organised by EMF Aware Sussex
An EMF Awareness Event will be held at a relatively safe country estate to bring awareness of the detrimental effect of radio-frequency radiation and also to create a safe space for electro-sensitives to meet and have a safe and informed day out.
Dr Erica Mallery-Blythe – founder of PHiRE Medical (Physicians Health Initiative for Radiation and Environment)
Prof Wilhelm Mosgoeller – a DNA specialist from the University of Vienna
Dr Theodore P Metsis – an Environmental and bioelectromagnetic engineer, specialist in electrosmog, from Athens
Christien F Jensen – an environmental lawyer from Denmark, whose published legal opinion is that ‘establishing and activating a
5G -network, would be in contravention of current human and environmental laws enshrined in the European
Convention on Human Rights’.
Tickets can be pre-ordered from Peter Gane on 01935 423002
Ticket price is £30.00 or affordable donation
Event timings are 9:30 – 5:30 with free teas and coffees available at regular intervals, we suggest bringing a picnic lunch on the day.
The aim of the event is twofold, to bring awareness of the detrimental effect of radio-frequency radiation and also to create a safe space for electro-sensitives to meet and exchange ideas and experiences, and have a safe and informed day out.
All mobile devices are to be switched OFF in the house and gardens and other wireless gadgets (ie. smart watches, fitbits, ipads etc) should be left at home. Wireless hearing aids will not be permitted.
The owners of Sedwick Park House request that high heels are not worn, attendees will be asked to change into flat shoes.
Please feel free to share this invitation widely.
Tickets can be pre-ordered from Peter Gane on 01935 423002
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With thanks to Velma, Emma and Dean…
…for making their stories public and widely available via BBC News
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STOP 5G Events 25th January 2020
Dear ES-UK Friends,
Please check your closest location and support STOP 5G Events 25th January 2020:
1. UNITED KINGDOM – Bath, January 25th 2020, 11 am meeting outside the Apple shop in Southgate Bath city centre.
2. UNITED KINGDOM – Bristol | Gathering at College Green BS1 5TA at 11:00 am till 2:00 pm or longer if people are up for it. Some of us will also carry the message to other parts of Bristol and possibly again on Sunday from 12:00 pm on. See our online flyer and our Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/471424943536979/
3. See our Online flyer and our Facebook Event | firstname.lastname@example.org | We are gathering at College Green BS1 5TA at 11-00 am till 2-00 or longer if people are up for it. Some of us will also carry the message to other parts of Bristol and possibly again on Sunday from 12 noon.
4. UNITED KINGDOM – Channel Islands, Jersey
5. UNITED KINGDOM – Devon | 11:30 am to 2:30 pm | This is a peaceful protest to raise awareness about the many dangers of 5G. Bring banners, leaflets and your enthusiasm to keep Devon 5G free. | On the Main High Street of Exeter, opposite the large Stainless Steel sculpture with words on, entrance into Bedford Square where Barclays Bank is. H&M on one side, Russell & Bromley on the other side of the large paved area.
6. UNITED KINGDOM – Devon, Torquay | meeting at the Offshore Bar and Restaurant – 13-14 Vaughan Parade, TQ2 5EG on Torquay harbourside very near the Car Park at the side of the Pavilion at 12:00 pm. There is a map on their website https://www.offshoretorquay.co.uk We have their permission so we can sit and sort out leaflets, banners etc and then move on to walk around the town and harbour in pairs and talk to anyone interested to raise awareness and give them links to research more information. Time will be 12:00 till 3:00 pm but if you can only make an hour or two, that’s still helpful and you should find some of us in the area around the harbour if you come along later. Please bring along any banners you can make and leaflets to distribute around the town if you can. Devon continued: Brixam | There will also be a small information awareness group in Brixham outside Oats Healthy Living Store and Cafe, 13 Fore Street, Brixham TQ5 8AA from 12 till 3pm. Please bring along any banners you can make and leaflets to distribute around the town if you can. Thank you.
7. UNITED KINGDOM – Dorking, MOLE VALLEY, Surrey – peaceful protest, handing out literature and raising awareness. High Street and South Street, 11am – 3pm
8. UNITED KINGDOM – East Sussex, Eastbourne | walk around the town centre and handing out leaflets and generally raising awareness and sharing our research findings on 5G and existing technologies.
9. UNITED KINGDOM – Planning delivery of Appeal to Scottish Parliament and to 10 Downing Street | Contact email: email@example.com.
10. UNITED KINGDOM – Isle of Man, We are gathering from 13:30 and march is at 14:00, Gather outside old Shoprite behind Strand Shopping Centre Market Street Douglas, March – silent and peaceful through Strand Street to Duke Street and back. Optional wear black so we look the same, all children/families welcome, bring protest message banners. Information from firstname.lastname@example.org |
11. UNITED KINGDOM – Isle of Wight | Musical Fundraiser with information sharing and talk at the Church on the Roundabout, Newport, ending with a Candle Lit Vigil – kindly see poster and please share!
Also, Wednesday January 15th at 4:00 pm, please join us outside County Hall to make a stand before Full Council Meeting. Sadly our local petition has not reached the magic 2,500, but 1,462 ain’t bad! Please keep sharing so we reach 1500 on the 15th. https://chng.it/YtLZ8sBq79
12. UNITED KINGDOM – London | We will be meeting at Hyde Park Corner at 11am there will be speakers and music till 2pm. At 2pm we will March to Parliament Square. We also have pre event informational evenings available on Friday 3rd January and Thursday 16th January. | Flyer : https://stop5ginternational.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/LONDON-EVENT-AMY-scaled.jpg
For information on any of the above please email Amy at: Londonsaysnoto5g@outlook.com
13. UNITED KINGDOM – London, Ambasada Rzeczypospolitej Polskiej, 47 Portland Place, 23.1.2020, 13:30-14:30, co-organized by Coalition 5G free Poland, contact: email@example.com
14. UNITED KINGDOM – Moray | contacts: FB: Stop 5G in Moray, Daphne – 07-510- 297 259 and Ann 01309 690 196 | We are having a stall with leaflets in Elgin in Moray on the 25th at the Plainstones, in centre of the town – Starting at 11-00 am till 2-00 or longer if folk are up for it. Banners and music/bagpipes especially welcome.
15. UNITED KINGDOM – Reading | Film screening of “Generation Zapped” at 2.00 pm at https://www.risc.org.uk
Organized by Say no to 5G in Reading UK. Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
16. UNITED KINGDOM – Worthing | Montague Place, West Sussex BN11 3BG | Public 5G Global Protest Day event 10:00-15:00 hrs | Contact email: email@example.com | Facebook: 5G Action West Sussex/Worthing Stop 5G and Smart Meters
17. UNITED KINGDOM – SCOTLAND – Edinburgh, 12 noon at the Horse and Rider Statue at the Junction of South bridge and Princes street | Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | Burns night dress welcome!!! Will last about 2 hours.
18. UNITED KINGDOM – WALES – Cardiff Castle at 11.30am on Jan 25th, Cardiff and West Wales groups, planning to walk to the Senedd (Welsh Assembly). https://www.facebook.com/groups/1058346474289171/
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Please find message below from Lloyd Burrell
I became electrically hyper sensitive in 2002 and I’ve been raising awareness about the dangers of EMFs and sharing solutions on-line for over a decade.
But this last year has been something of a milestone because it’s the first time I’ve put ‘pen to paper’ to share a complete solution to EMFs.
Today, I’m excited to announce the launch of my EMF Practical Guide.
For years people have been saying to me ‘Lloyd, how can I get your book in paperback’?
Well, I’ve finally written one (it’s available as a digital download also).
The EMF Practical Guide, is my new 290-page comprehensive book on the known and suspected effects of electromagnetic fields from everyday devices and appliances like cell phones, computers, Wi-Fi, electricity on wiring, on humans, animals, and nature.
It contains over 500 references, but more importantly my new book is crammed full of clear practical solutions and insights for ALL the different categories of EMFs.
To my knowledge, nobody has written such a comprehensive resource on this topic.
It’s available on Amazon now in paperback and Kindle version.
Live a naturally healthy life in our electromagnetic world!
EMF protection is IMPORTANT
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Good morning all,
Our association has been working for several years in the AZB association to create a venue for people EHS – MCS. Here is the latest news:
See you soon ,
The team of the association
Association “The Earth To The EHS”
25 rue du chute
Can you Help – URGENT
A friend of ours called Rachel, who is electrosensitive herself, needs someone to drive her in her own car to the Algarve in Portugal, through the Channel Tunnel leaving asap,
If you can help, please call Rachel on 01239 821123 before Sunday, 3rd November:
after Sunday call Neil 0207 561 9747.
Expenses paid include petrol, accommodation, Channel Tunnel tickets and return flights.
Accommodation in Portugal is also available on arrival.
New publication on electrical sensitivity
Here is the breakspearmedical.com latest publication on electrical sensitivity:
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Update from ES-UK about 5G
ES-UK has had its recent 5G poster campaign challenged by the ASA for misleading the public!
The correspondence, which has been addressed to the ASA and submitted, has also been added to the web site this week to rebut the challenge. See Link below:
There is also a new document posted under Resources, entitled ‘Serious Flaws in the WHO and ICNIRP claims’. See Link Below:
We do hope that you will find these papers useful.
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IGNIR news release: Electrosmog Quiet Zone
All ES-UK trustees supported the creation of IGNIR in 2017-18. Its chair is Dr Andrew Tresidder, a trustee of ES-UK. Any comments on the EQZ or the IGNIR Guidelines should be forwarded directly to IGNIR via the Contact link on their website: ignir.org
Note from ES-UK: many of us are very well aware at ES-UK that quiet zones may still trigger ES symptoms and that the best way to remain well is to create an environment with minimal RF/ELF frequencies.
Please refer to: Press Release : Announcing the IGNR EQZ – Electrosmog quiet Zone – with its practical guideline levels.
We have agreed to share the IGNIR release with you all, to highlight how much work is being done to educate the wider population about electrosmog. Do check out IGNIR.org if you are able and interested.
You may also be interested in :
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Proposed deployment of 5G
You may wish to participate in this Government review about the proposed deployment of 5G. The link to the 5G poster is also attached.
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Stroud’s STOP 5G group and MP David Drew – on the Jeremy Vine Show! (Radio 2)
Dear friends and supporters,
Thank you again for signing and supporting our petition “Pause Stroud and Gloucestershire’s 5G Rollout IMMEDIATELY”.
We have some exciting news. The producer of the Jeremy Vine Show came up to our street stall last week, and was
so impressed with what he heard that on Wednesday they had a feature on electro-sensitivity and 5G on their show. Our
excellent and supportive MP, David Drew, was on live and spoke very well, as was Sammie, who spoke brilliantly too
(Sammie spoke at our Lansdown Hall public meeting several months ago). The details for listening are in this link
– PLEASE SHARE THIS FAR AND WIDE – thank you >>
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m0007ggk [being the Jeremy Vine Show link]
Start at 1 hour 35 mins 55 sec
This Jeremy Vine Show coup will really help us to get some national momentum behind the 5G campaign (his show has
several million listeners) – and it will also help us with our motion to Stroud Town Council on 5G, which Lucas Schomaker
and John Marjoram will be proposing at the next STC meeting on 2 September (7 p.m.). It would be great if you could
come along in a show of support for the motion.
On another matter, one of our members, Dr Delny Britton, has just completed a brilliant deconstruction
of the government minister’s response to June’s Westminster debate on 5G (at which David Drew spoke).
Everyone should read this document (which is in pdf form), to see the extent of government complicity in
the misinformation and duplicity that are accompanying the 5G rollout. Please email me direct for a copy
Finally, we’re still waiting for confirmation of dates for our next public meetings, with Dr Jeremy Naydler,
Elvis the Poet and Dr Erica Mallery-Blythe. I’ll send full details when I have them.
Thanks once again for your wonderful support! – and do drop into our street stall if you’re ever passing (Fridays and Saturdays).
Richard [for Stroud’s Stop 5G Group]
P.S. We’re really trying to get more people to sign the latest government website petition on 5G. If we can get this up to 100,000
signatories, there’ll have to be a debate in Parliament. Some 145 people from Stroud constituency have signed it so far – which means that
hundreds of you haven’t signed it! We’d be so grateful if you would both sign it and also share the link far and wide with your friends etc.
– thank you. Web-searching on “government petition 5G” will bring it up; many thanks.
Side-effects of living near 5G towers in Geneva Switzerland – testimonial
Please find article below By Dr. Bob Morr (EMF researcher www.altermedicine.org).
This article talks about the real danger of 5G technology and side effects that people experience in Geneva.
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ES Social 24th August Reminder
ES Social taking place on 24th August 2019 in East Sussex.
We meet up every year to discuss what has changed and how you are managing your exposure and what is new in your daily challenge?
The ES Social is purely that: a chance to meet up with similar like minded people and the chance to walk through the countryside and have lunch locally.
Tickets available for £23 from email@example.com
Please pay by cheque payable to ES-UK and send to BM Box ES-UK,. London WC1N 3XX
or pay by Pay pal: www.es-uk.info
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