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    4 July 2024
    The senator and city mayor said his decision was based on neurology science research, that cell phone use decreases attention and learning efficiency. By September 2024, primary schools in Vsetín will be locking mobile phones in cloakrooms or special lockers so that children are not tempted to access them during breaks.
    20 June 2024
    In March 2024, a law on fibromyalgia and EHS was adopted by the Region of Calabria. The aim for the region is to provide a supportive service, and pending recognition of fibromyalgia and electrosensitivity at a national level, to promote the establishment of outpatient clinics dedicated to free screening.
    5 May 2024
    On June 16th, the 7th edition of the World Day of Intolerance to Electromagnetic Pollution will take place. Renamed from World EHS Day to World Day of Intolerance to Electromagnetic Pollution, to clearly understand that electrohypersensitive people (EHS) have become so due to an ultra-polluted environment.
    3 May 2024
    You are invited to our conference in Germany on 28-30 June 2024. The ESC continues the tradition of EHS meetings in Europe. You will enjoy the white zone in the heart of Germany. The event is for all ESC members, member organisations and everyone interested in the ESC and EHS. We look forward to seeing you there!
    3 May 2024
    Children under 11 should not have a mobile phone. The use of smartphones with internet access should be banned for children under 13. Social media apps should be banned for all under-15s, and minors over 15 should only access “ethical” platforms, according to a report by an expert panel appointed by the French President.
    29 April 2024
    12 March 2024, under the auspices of the Czech Senate Subcommittee on the Family, forty experts analyzed the issue of digital technologies and sought recommendations on how to improve today’s alarming situation among children and youth. (Translate with DeepL to your language)
    26 April 2024
    The nationwide strike questions the Meloni government’s manoeuvre and the arrogance of the 5G lobby. For the first time in the state’s history, a new law will legalize the increase in RF EMF pollution, allowing up to 100,000 existing base stations and antennas to increase their power density by a hundred-fold from before.
    23 April 2024
    A look back at the international debate on the 5G standard. A profound insight into the issue of managing the discussion on the risks associated with 5G is provided by Prof. Werner Thiede, adjunct professor of Systematic Theology at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and publicist.
    22 April 2024
    Boligforeningen er i gang med at bygge boliger i Lisbjerg specielt med henblik på mennesker som er kemisk overfølsomme, herunder elektro-overfølsomme. Det er første gang i Danmark og anden gang i Europa, at der opføres boliger, som er direkte tiltænkt mennesker med mangeartet kemikalie-overfølsomhed herunder EHS.
    28 March 2024
    The international COSMOS study, initiated by the Karolinska Institute and Imperial College London, claims no link between long-term mobile phone use and brain tumour risk in over 250,000 users. The result is predictable due to the partiality of researchers and funding of the original research by Nordic telecom companies.
    27 March 2024
    Prof. Gertraud Teuchert-Noodt was head of the Department of Neuroanatomy and Human Biology at Bielefeld University and researched the consequences of sensory overload, addiction mechanisms and the connection between movement, learning and the brain. She is one of the strongest critics of digitalization of education.
    13 March 2024
    In February 2024, the Dutch EHS foundation appealed to the court against the auction of the 3.5 GHz frequency for 5G due to the fact that the 5G rollout violates the UN Convention on Disability and will create additional health risks for vulnerable people, such as those with EHS.
    5 March 2024
    The Dutch EHS foundation, Stichting EHS, achieved a big success in recognising EHS as a disability. After several discussions with various official bodies to explore the possibility of declaring the UN Convention on Disability applicable to people with EHS the message is clear: In the Netherlands EHS officially is a disability.
    3 March 2024
    L’association InfOndÉcran vous invite à une conférence-débat sur les risques des ondes électromagnétiques pour la santé le 8 mai à Salle de la Gare – Saint Martin la Plaine, France. Conférence animée par Catherine Gouhier Présidente du Criirem.
    1 March 2024
    The Swiss Federal Council confirmed at the end of 2023 that there are no controls on non-compliant mobile phones in Switzerland regarding their health effects due to non-ionising radiation. Meanwhile, it rejected a proposal to allocate human and financial resources to monitor the market for wireless devices.
    29 February 2024
    The people of Seine-Port have decided, in a unique referendum, to restrict the use of mobile phones by residents and visitors in front of schools, on the street and in shops, public places and associations, due to the harmful effects of excessive screen time, especially for children. The activity encourages parents to limi…
    28 February 2024
    Ministers have confirmed that mobile phones will be banned in English schools. Many schools already prohibit phone use during school hours to help students concentrate on their lessons and engage with their friends and teachers. Schools will be able to choose an approach to prohibiting mobile phones which suits them.
    27 February 2024
    The President of France announced at his press conference on Tuesday 16 January that the regulation of children’s access to screens would be a priority. In March, an expert panel will give its opinion on how screens should be used in French children’s homes and classrooms.
    25 February 2024
    The International Conference on Digital Threats will take place in Kraków, Poland. “Uwaga! Smartfon” is a unique Europe-wide event on topical and important issues such as cyber addiction, the digitalisation of education or the issue of policies on the use of screen devices by students at school.
    24 February 2024
    Le 8 mai, une conférence sur les champs électromagnétiques et l’électrohypersensibilité aura lieu à Martigny, en Suisse. Les orateurs seront le Prof. Belpomme, le Dr. Irigaray, M. Bodenmann, M. Dubochet.
    15 February 2024
    In the last fifteen years, sleep disorders among Swedish children aged 0-19 have increased significantly, as has the prescription of sleeping pills or sedatives. The exposure to radiation from wireless technologies has increased enormously over the same period.
    6 February 2024
    Les habitants de Seine-Port ont décidé, par un référendum unique, de restreindre l’utilisation des téléphones portables par les résidents et les visiteurs devant les écoles, dans la rue et dans les commerces, les lieux publics et les associations, en raison des effets néfastes d’un temps d’écran excessif, en particulier pour …
    3 February 2024
    The EU telecommunications industry is expressing strong concerns about the ongoing negotiations on the “Gigabit Infrastructure Act” regulation and warns of undesirable consequences, if the proposals are implemented in their current form.
    25 January 2024
    Today, humans and ecosystems are exposed to cocktails of various pollutants difficult to control. In addition to chemical pollutants, we are increasingly exposed to artificial electromagnetic fields, and in particular those produced by wireless technologies. Could there be toxic synergies? (Translate into your language with D…
    24 January 2024
    The Ministry of Education has decided to make Norwegian schools mobile phone-free zones as soon as possible due to the decline in the academic performance of Norwegian students and the dramatic deterioration in the mental health of children and young people, including digital bullying. (Translate with DeepL to your language)
    12 January 2024
    Year 2024 begins with a new SAR exceedance notice for the EMPORIA smart 4 for the elderly, which was launched in 2021. Within a few weeks, the Austrian manufacturer was penalised twice in connection with the EMPORIA simplicity 4. There are now 46 models of cell phones, identified as dangerous to the health of users.
    12 December 2023
    Russian lawmakers on 6th of December voted in favor of banning the use of cellphones in school classrooms, a move they argue will help improve the learning process for students. The speaker of Russia’s lower-house State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin said cellphones would no longer be permitted in classrooms except for “emergencies.”
    9 December 2023
    “This is a step forward in an important cultural change,” says Liberal Party leader Johan Pehrson. The government wants this to be the norm in all Swedish schools.
    9 December 2023
    Remembering Nearfield is an award-winning animated film about Electrohypersensitivity (EHS). Winning the SohoLIFF Audience Choice Award 2024 will put the film poster on view all around London.
    5 December 2023
    Spain is trying to limit the use of mobile phones in schools, introducing complete bans or strict regulation of the devices, which many teachers and parents say are unnecessary. It aims to support the wider work the government is doing to raise standards in schools by increasing students’ focus and reducing distractions.
    25 November 2023
    A school in the northern Lithuanian county of Akmenė has become the first school to ban pupils from using the telephone during school hours. However, Lithuania does not yet have a nation-wide policy on mobile phones in schools, although discussions have taken place in parliament and in the education sector.
    18 November 2023
    The Government would have us believe that “there may be a small increase in overall exposure to radio waves when 5G is added to an existing network or in a new area” but that “there should be no consequences for public health”. Is this actually the case? On what evidence has this statement been made?
    18 November 2023
    The Finnish Citizens’ Initiative The parents of Finland have collected 30 000 signatures in 2023 in favour of banning mobile phones in schools. Additionally, the newly elected conservative government is taking them seriously and has pledged to enact laws to satisfy the request.
    11 November 2023
    The controversial ‘tacit approval principle’ (to speed up the roll-out of new broadband networks) has been deleted from a new compromise text on a telecoms law, circulated by the Spanish presidency of the EU Council on 8 November.
    8 November 2023
    The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Strasbourg, France, recently rejected the application from eight Norwegian electro-hypersensitive persons, delivered before the Court in July 2023.
    4 November 2023
    For political reason the EU wants to revive its mining industry to secure the lithium, nickel, copper and rare earth elements needed for a green future. Such mines do not necessarily produce a lot of harmful EMFs, but they are essential for EMF radiating equipment. Our former ECI warned about the dire impacts of mining.
    9 October 2023
    The British Department for Education has announced that, in order to combat disruptive behaviour and cyberbullying, and to increase attentiveness during lessons, schools across England should ban the use of mobile phones for the entire school day, including breaks.
    8 October 2023
    At yesterday’s 5 October meeting of the National Frequency Dialogue Committee, ANSES announced that its experts would begin work next week on a major review of radiofrequency exposure limits.
    22 September 2023
    In the south-east of France, a large White Zone complex named Durbon les Cros will soon be sold at auction.
    13 September 2023
    Major blow for Apple! As of today, the iPhone 12 is banned from sale in France for exceeding SAR limits. And perhaps soon throughout Europe. Another major victory for our NGO. There are now 43 cell phone models identified as dangerous to users’ health.
    6 September 2023
    French National Agency for Frequencies (ANFR) apparently failed to inform the EU about 42 cell phone models exceeding Specific Absorption Rate threshold. PhoneGate, our partner, has repeatedly contacted the agency for a response, but to no avail. Phonegate is ready to take legal action once again to seek liability of ANFR.
    22 August 2023
    The Norwegian law firm Schjødt AS today submitted a complaint to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg on behalf of eight people living in Norway. The case concerns the compulsory introduction of new electricity meters (smart meters) that are causing many people health problems.
    21 August 2023
    French lawmakers agreed to a bill that will grant the police the power to spy on suspects by remotely activating the camera, microphone, and GPS of their phones and other devices.
    17 August 2023
    Since 2002, the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority (SSM) has engaged experts on health effects from RF radiation and electromagnetic fields with conflicts of interests. Most of them are part of a cartel of experts who receives research funding from the telecom companies.
    4 August 2023
    Kinderärzte in Deutschland blicken mit Sorge auf den Internetkonsum junger Menschen. Der Präsident des Berufsverbandes der Kinder- und Jugendärzte, Fischbach, rief Eltern dazu auf, Heranwachsenden klare Grenzen zu setzen.
    22 July 2023
    Die Unesco sieht die Bildung an Schulen durch Smartphones gefährdet. Die Mobiltelefone hätten deshalb im Unterricht nichts verloren.
    17 July 2023
    Its full name is the Gigabit Infrastructure Act. The EU strategy is now to harmonize and make connectivity easy and smooth. All should be able to enjoy their “digital rights” meaning the “right” to be online 24/7.
    5 July 2023
    Sollen Schulkinder ihre Handys in die Klasse mitnehmen dürfen oder nicht? In den Niederlanden stellt sich diese Frage nicht mehr: Ab kommendem Jahr gibt es dort wahrscheinlich ein Handyverbot.
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