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Neurobehavioural effects of developmental toxicity

Dr. Phillipe Grandjean, a researcher at Harvard School of Public Health, and Dr. Landrigan, of New York’s Mount Sinai, report in their peer-reviewed study published in The Lancet Neurology, that “disorders of neurobehavioral development affect 10–15% of all births.” Their … Continue reading

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‘Pregnancy wi-fi’ router causes controversy in China

The BBC has a fascinating article on a war of words between two rival tech companies, one of which has released a Wi-Fi router that has a “pregnancy” setting which they claim reduces radiation by 70%. While the article reports … Continue reading

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The Sensitives – a feature documentary

Director/Cinematographer Drew Xanthopoulos is running a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of a feature documentary, that will tackle family struggles to reclaim their lives from the isolation of chronic illness and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS). Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)—also known as simply Chemical … Continue reading

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Wireless industry sues Berkeley over phone radiation ordinance

Well, we all saw this coming! On May 7, we reported that Berkeley City Council was to consider a “right to know” ordinance regarding safe distances and cell phones. The idea was to require retailers to hand consumers a city … Continue reading

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San Francisco apartment that blocks cell phone radiation now for sale

From Business Insider comes this interesting story of an apartment in San Francisco’s Pacific Heights neighborhood that the owners in essence turned into a Faraday Cage, blocking EMF. “The external walls, ceilings and floors were painted with a black graphite … Continue reading

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Expert Forum on Wireless Risks to be held

Expert Forum on Wireless Risks: Cell Phones and Wireless Technologies: Should Safety Guidelines be Strengthened to Protect Adults, Children and Vulnerable Populations – and Should Parents, Teachers & Schools Restrict Technology Overuse Among Children?” WHO’s International Agency for Research on … Continue reading

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Indiana regulators reject Duke Energy’s $1.9B plan to install ‘smart’ meters

Take Back Your Power reports that Indiana “State regulators have rejected a proposal from Duke Energy to raise customers’ rates.  The Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission said in a ruling on May 8th that the company didn’t provide enough details for its … Continue reading

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Dangerous gas continues to leak from Lumber Liquidators flooring

You may remember our post from March 8th about formaldehyde off-gassing from Lumber Liquidators flooring. The company offered to send out free air sampling kits to concerned customers, but there was some controversy as to whether the kits gave accurate … Continue reading

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Department of Energy misses the boat in December 2014 report

Timothy Schoechle, PhD, Senior Research Fellow with the National Institute for Science, Law & Public Policy has released a review of a report prepared by GridWise Alliance and U.S. Department of Energy (DoE), Office of Electricity. The report, titled “The … Continue reading

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International Scientists Call for Strengthened Wireless Standards

A group of 190 international scientists have appealed to the United Nations and the WHO to strengthen their stances on the risks of wireless technology.Some of the names involved will be familiar to building biologists, including Martin Blank, PhD, of … Continue reading

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