Microwave - and other forms of electromagnetic - radiation are major (but conveniently disregarded, ignored, and overlooked) factors in many modern unexplained disease states. Insomnia, anxiety, vision problems, swollen lymph, headaches, extreme thirst, night sweats, fatigue, memory and concentration problems, muscle pain, weakened immunity, allergies, heart problems, and intestinal disturbances are all symptoms found in a disease process the Russians described in the 70's as Microwave Sickness.
Saturday, January 31, 2015
A Law to Regulate Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields
Here is my quick clean-up of the Google translation Joel Moskowitz emailed yesterday.
A Law to Regulate Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields
Pierre Le Hir, Le Monde, Jan 29, 2015 (Google Translation)
Two years in the works, the law governing public exposure to electromagnetic fields generated by wireless technology (base stations, mobile phones, tablets ...) was adopted by the Members of the National Assembly [MNAs], Thursday, January 29 in late morning, when time was set aside in favor of the Greens. It was voted by the whole majority, while the UDI Party abstained - except Bertrand Pancher (Meuse) who voted in favor - and the UMP voted against it, seeing it as an barrier to the development of digital industries.
This law - the first inFrancetoestablisha precautionary approach addressing the potential health risks of radio frequencies - is the result of a real obstacle course, during whichitsinitial ambitions were seriously downgraded.The Bill, filed in January 2013 by the MNA for Val-de-Marne Laurence Abeille (EuropeEcologie-Greens) had been referred to committee by the Socialists, beforereturningto the National Assembly in January 2014, under a watered-down form, and then tobeadopted in first reading by the Senate in June 2014, in an even planed release.
Despite these successive setbacks, the environmental group decided tosubmit the Bill to a vote as is to prevent his return to the Senate where it would have suffered new delays and probably additional knife strokes. Its adoption is thus final and welcomes Mrs Abeille, "the application decrees will be able to be taken without further delay " .
The major novelty is the introduction into French law of a principle of "sobriety" of public exposure to electromagnetic fields. So virtuous as it is, this principle, however, remains vague and non-binding. It is thus no longer question of lowering the exposure limits in force, which depending on the frequencies involved, are between 41 and 61 volts per meter (V / m), while the original Bill was aimed to scale them back to"as low as reasonably possible" or 0.6 V / m.
The National Frequency Agency (AFNR) will neverthelessmakeevery year a national census of"atypical points" or"places where the level of public exposure substantially exceeds that generally observed at the national scale".Operators will have toremedy them within six months,"subject to technical feasibility".
The average exposure in France is now about 1 V / m, but a study of the Operations Committee on mobile waves (Copic), covering sixteen municipal representative of the French territory and published in 2013, reported some exposure peaks "up to 10 V / m at maximum transmitter power" , even if the levels remained below 0.7 V / m in 90% of cases. The AFNR considers up to now as atypical places where exposure exceeds 6 V / m.
In matters of transparency, the installation of antennas will now be subject to prior notice to mayors and presidents of intercommunicipal bodies. And these may in turn - but are not required - to organize a consultation with residents. In addition, a campaign of "awareness and information on the responsible and rational use of mobile devices" will be conducted.
WI-FI PROHIBITED IN CRIBS
A section of the Act is devoted to the protection of babies. Wireless devices will be banned in "the spaces dedicated to the care, resting and activities of children under 3 years" , that is to say, nurseries and daycare centers. However, contrary to the initial desire of environmentalists, Wi-Fi will remain permitted in primary schools. It will however have to be disabled outside "digital educational activities".
Finally, the often-dramatic situation of people suffering from electrohypersenitivity receives a first consideration. The government will have to submit a report to Parliament on this issue within a year.
« Anti-wave » associations also prefer toconsider the glass half full rather than half empty."This act, which is the first dedicated to the issue of electromagnetic waves and their impact on the environment and health, marks a first step in the legal recognition of the need to regulate the development of mobile phone communications and all wireless applications, "saysthe association for the regulation of mobile phone base stations (Priartem).In its view,"this first legislative effort must be an encouragement to go further in protecting people ".
CALLS FOR CAUTION
This act arrives in a context of accelerated development of sources of electromagnetic fields, in particular with the deployment of very high-speed 4G mobile communications. Aa of January 1st 2015, ANFR indicates the number of 4G base station sites authorized in France was, for all operators, 18,699 - compared to 12,525 a year earlier - and 15,424 are in service.
If there is no scientific consensus around the potential health risks from radiofrequencies, many studies and opinions have called for caution. In 2011, the World Health Organization (WHO) classified them as "possibly carcinogenic" . And in 2013, the National Agency Health Safety of Food, Environment and Labour (ANSES) recommended to "limit exposure of the population to radiofrequencies - especially from mobile phones - especially for children and heavy users " . It also called for "controling the overall exposure from base stations".