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    28 March 2024

    Telecom funded mobile phone brain tumor study shows no risks🔗

    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

    What does brain research say about the digitalization of children and young people’s learning?

    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

    Stichting EHS (NL) appeals against auction of 3.5 GHz frequency

    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

    Step by step recognition of EHS in the Netherlands

    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

    Les ondes: Quels risques pour notre santé? – Conférence le 8 mars 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

    No budget in Switzerland to protect people’s health from dangerous phones?🔗

    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

    Seine-Port bans cell phones from public spaces🔗

    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 confirm plan to ban use of mobile phones in schools in England🔗

    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

    Emmanuel Macron has appointed a group of experts to regulate child screen time🔗

    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

    Uwaga! Smartfon – The International Conference on Digital Threats on 4 May 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

    Ondes sous haute tension – Tous surexposés ? – Conférence le 8 mars 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

    Increasing sleep disorders among Swedish children🔗

    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

    La majorité de Seine-Port en faveur de la charte qui limitera l’usage des écrans🔗

    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

    Strong concerns about current GIA negotiations unite European telecom operators🔗

    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

    Artificial electromagnetic fields and chemical pollutants: toxic synergies?🔗

    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

    Norwegian schools should be mobile phone free zones by 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

    Withdrawal of the EMPORIA smart 4 from the French market🔗

    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

    Russia’s State Duma Bans Cellphones in School Classrooms🔗

    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

    Sweden: Schools will be completely mobile-free

    “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

    Soho London Independent Film Festival

    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 cracking down on mobile phone use in schools🔗

    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

    Lithuanian school bans mobile phones amid drive to make students pay attention 🔗

    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

    Experts Raise Public Health Fears About Microwave Syndrome From 5G Masts🔗

    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

    Finland Moves Against Cell Phones in Schools🔗

    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

    EU countries to remove ‘tacit approval’ in GIA law🔗

    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

    Smart meters: The European Court rejected the Norwegian complaint🔗

    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

    Green transition, dirty business: Europe’s struggle to tear loose from Chinese minerals🔗

    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

    Mobile phone use to be banned in schools in England 🔗

    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

    The French Health Agency is to review exposure limit values

    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

    White Zone project in France

    In the south-east of France, a large White Zone complex named Durbon les Cros will soon be sold at auction.
    13 September 2023

    iPhone 12 banned from sale in France🔗

    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

    Phonegate Alert Ready to Take Legal Action against ANFR’s Failings🔗

    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

    AMS: The complaint to the European Court of Human Rights has been sent. – A milestone has been reached!🔗

    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

    France to Allow Police Spy Through Phones 🔗

    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

    Swedish expert group on radiation risks is biased🔗

    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

    „Smartphone für 9-Jährige definitiv zu früh“: Verband der Kinder- und Jugendärzte warnt vor zu viel Internetkonsum🔗

    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

    Unesco will Smartphones aus Schulen verbannen🔗

    Die Unesco sieht die Bildung an Schulen durch Smartphones gefährdet. Die Mobiltelefone hätten deshalb im Unterricht nichts verloren.
    17 July 2023

    GIA – Latest Draconian Law Proposal from the EU about 5G

    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

    Die Niederlande wollen Handys aus der Klasse verbannen 🔗

    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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