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February 2019
Our February 2019 newsletter can be viewed at: https://mailchi.mp/750c20d6a0a7/emfsa-news  
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Image: Paul Harris, Rain Chairman and Ms. Jacqueline Shi, President of Huawei Cloud Core Network Product Line, jointly launched the first 5G commercial network of South Africa.  Image credit: www.huawei.com Rain says that full commercial rollout is only planned for mid-2019 but that its 5G network is actually already live in Johannesburg at the moment....
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Nutrients. 2018 Aug 11;10(8). pii: E1069. doi: 10.3390/nu10081069. Abstract Reduced sunlight exposure has been associated with an increased incidence of Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. The effect of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) on the faecal microbiome and susceptibility to colitis has not been explored. C57Bl/6 female mice were fed three different vitamin D-containing diets for 24...
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Annals of Telecommunications February 2019, Volume 74, Issue 1–2, pp 45–52  Nasim, I. & Kim, S. Ann. Telecommun. (2019) 74: 45. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12243-018-0696-6 Abstract While cellular communications operating at higher frequencies (i.e., above 6 GHz) have been attracting significant research interest, their potentially harmful impacts on human health are not studied as significantly. Few existing studies discussing the human health...
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The City of Ravensburg in Germany decided this week to provide zones or rooms with reduced radiation exposure for electrosensitive people as part of their 5G Digitization Strategy. In addition the 5G model will be accompanied by health monitoring. The City should be congratulated on being proactive. We hope that other cities and municipalities worldwide will follow suit. 18.02.2019...
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Research Publish Date : 2019-01-18 Journal of Environment and Health Science https://www.ommegaonline.org/article-details/The-Prevalence-of-People-With-Restricted-Access-to-Work-in-Man-Made-Electromagnetic-Environments/2402 Michael Bevington Abstract Some surveys have identified people who have restricted access to work in environments with man-made electromagnetic exposures. This study attempts to determine their prevalence, an aspect not previously investigated in its own right. It is based on analyses of the two...
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Advances in Biology Volume 2014, Article ID 198609, 24 pages http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/198609 Review Article Health Implications of Electromagnetic Fields, Mechanisms of Action, and Research Needs Sarika Singh and Neeru Kapoor Occupational Health Division, Defence Institute of Physiology & Allied Sciences, DRDO, Lucknow Road, Timarpur, Delhi 110054, India Received 21 May 2014; Revised 26 August 2014; Accepted 1 September 2014; Published...
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Vumatel subsidiary Vumacam is planning to roll out a total of 15 000 security cameras across the city of Johannesburg. And they are in a hurry – deployment is expected to be completed in 12 months. A street pole with CCTV cameras mounted at the top. (Vumacam) Vumacam’s deployment is supported by the City of Johannesburg. The...
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SpaceX has just requested permission from the FCC to operate 1M ‘earth stations’. Image credit: www.universetoday.com The earth stations will transmit in the range of 14.0-14.5 GHz (part of the ‘Ku band’) and receive in the range of 10.7-12.7 GHz (part of the ‘X band’). For comparison, current LTE networks operate at 600MHz to 2.5GHz. In...
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A News 24 Article, source: https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/municipalities-should-not-approve-building-plans-which-may-devalue-surrounding-properties-concourt-rules-20190219 The Constitutional Court has ruled that municipalities are obliged to consider the possibilities that a new development could devalue nearby properties before approving building plans. The court said that when a proposed building is being considered, the decision-maker should check against whether the proposed property could disfigure the area, or...
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