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September 2019
Metals and metal alloys are commonly used in implanted medical devices and in inserts like amalgam dental fillings, and these materials are sometimes in contact with parts of the body for extended periods of time.  Part of the FDA’s evaluation to determine whether a medical device is safe and effective involves reviewing information about metals...
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(18), 3406; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16183406 Abstract The introduction of the fifth generation (5G) of wireless communication will increase the number of high-frequency-powered base stations and other devices. The question is if such higher frequencies (in this review, 6–100 GHz, millimeter waves, MMW) can have a health impact. This review analyzed 94 relevant publications...
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Our September 2019 Newsletter can be viewed at: https://mailchi.mp/7fbfa35f0406/emfnews      
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Date: September 12, 2019 Author: Simon Hodges Who are ICNIRP? The International Committee on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP) are a private self appointed body or NGO who together with the Advisory Group on Non-ionising Radiation (AGNIR) and Public Health England (PHE), have somehow ended up effectively setting microwave radiation exposure ‘safety’ standards for the populations of large parts...
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In a Supreme Court judgement of the 25th of September 2019 Telkom lost its Appeal. For activists it brings to close a long and hard battle. This case is about a community – all of us – standing together to fight injustice:   Image: Heathfield,  4th Avenue, where families reported that their children regularly become...
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Rain’s commercial 5G-based fixed wireless access (FWA) broadband service is currently only available in certain areas in Johannesburg and Tshwane, where it has close to 250 towers with an estimated 500,000 households in the coverage area. Rain is using its licensed 3.6GHz spectrum.  The company said it hopes to expand this network over metropolitan South...
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By Tanveer Rakhim, Kennedys 25 Sep 2019 To minimise risk, insurers need to be aware of local regulations but also health risks. https://insuranceday.maritimeintelligence.informa.com/ID1129264/Legal-Focus-The-misunderstood-risk-of-5G?fbclid=IwAR3uHcOQHnybzWkfg01AgQoxSvm5BB5ve0H7o74tzP6XvME4z–O4UhEWWU Added note by EMFSA: Swiss Re Institute: An uptick in liability claims could be a potential long-term consequence. https://www.swissre.com/institute/research/sonar/sonar2019/SONAR2019-off-the-leash.html?fbclid=IwAR24G2XXHOoqeYLg_-SgSQ8_DQost0Yc7MtDDe3b0pWoQI0EkUVkVIXoKDk
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