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December 2019
Image credit: Sean O. Unsplash.com We wish our readers a wonderful, blessed and joyful New Year and new decade. Link to our December 2019 newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/ac5add46efdf/emfnews  
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27/12/2019 BY LE NEWS Swisscom, Switzerland’s largest mobile operator, announced that it has achieved its plan to reach 90% of Switzerland’s population with 5G signals by the end of 2019. The installed infrastructure will allow it to deliver a basic service, which will be slower than the final version but still 1,000 times more effective than 4G....
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New telecom demands in Germany will burn as much electricity as Cologne, Dusseldorf and Dortmund combined, says Aachen report. December 12, 2019  By Peter Judge Newly introduced 5G mobile communications will drastically increase the energy demands of data centers, according to a German study sponsored by utility provider E.ON. The report (PDF, German) from RWTH Aachen University,...
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SCIENCE 12/20/2019 With the deployment of 5G, the “electromagnetic fog” in which we live will further intensify. Are there reasons to worry about it? Discover the opinion of three experts: Yves Le Dréan is a researcher at the Research Institute for Health, Environment and Work (Inserm unit 1085, Evaluation of the impact of electromagnetic waves on human health...
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Front Neuroendocrinol. 2019 Dec 18:100819. doi: 10.1016/j.yfrne.2019.100819. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract Stress, primarily processed via the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, engages biological pathways throughout the brain and body which promote adaptation and survival to changing environmental demands. Adaptation to environmental challenges is compromised when these pathways are no longer functioning optimally. The physiological and behavioral mechanisms...
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Prolonged use of digital devices has been demonstrated to greatly affect the health of workers who use them during their working day. In fact, 62% of such workers eventually end up with neck and shoulder musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). The most frequent signs and symptoms include pain, muscle fatigue, headache, muscle imbalances, a tendency to forward...
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5G-related articles are studies in which the authors explicitly declare their intention to study 5G exposure. Note: Further studies on millimeter wave exposure as well as other mobile communication exposure may be important to the assessment of 5G. These studies are not automatically included in this overview. If necessary, please perform additional searches using the search terms “millimeter waves” and “mobile communication.” Studies on...
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A cell tower application in Kirstenhof, Tokai (southern suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa) was refused by the City of Cape Town’s Municipal Planning Tribunal. The applicant has 21 days to appeal the decision of the MPT. The Municipal Planning Tribunal (MPT) on 19 November 2019 refused in terms of section 98 of the City...
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