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‘Smartphones may raise myopia risk’

Smartphones are causing sight problems to soar in children as young as seven, a top UK eye surgeon has warned. Since the launch of smartphones in 1997 there has been a 35 per cent increase in patients with advancing myopia (short-sightedness), according to David Allamby, a leading laser eye surgeon in the UK. Allamby, founder of Focus Clinics, has warned that myopia in young adults and children could increase by 50 per cent within the next 10 years and the trend has led him to dub the condition "screen sightedness".

Cellphones, Wifi and Smart Meters declared Class 2B: Possible Human Carcinogen by W.H.O.

The principal author of the 2011 World Health Organization IARC Monograph on the carcinogenicity of radiofrequency radiation explains the 2B classification of RFR as applicable to all form of RFR exposures, including Smart Meters and Wi-Fi: "So the classification 2B, possibly carcinogenic, holds for all types of radiation within the radiofrequency part of the electromagnetic spectrum, including the radiation emitted by base-station antennas, radio/TV towers, radar, Wi-Fi, smart meters, etc.

SCIENCE: Heavy Cellphone Users Saliva Shows Higher Risk Factors for Cancer

Comparing heavy mobile phone users to non-users, they found that the saliva of heavy users showed indications of higher oxidative stress – a process that damages all aspects of a human cell, including DNA—through the development of toxic peroxide and free radicals. More importantly, it is considered a major risk factor for cancer. Crofton compares the situation to how the delayed response of asbestos in America. “It took a hundred years for regulators to respond to that crisis, but the threat from not just cell phones, but WiFi networks and cell towers is immediate and widespread,” she said.

US highest increase in early neurological deaths & dementias due to EMF & pollutants

The research highlights that there is an alarming 'hidden epidemic' of rises in neurological deaths between 1979-2010 of adults (under 74)...Of the 10 biggest Western countries the USA had the worst increase in all neurological deaths, men up 66% and women 92% between 1979-2010...Research in 16 countries points to the explosion in electronic devices, rises in background non-ionising radiation- PC's, micro waves, TV's, mobile phones; road and air transport up four-fold increasing background petro-chemical pollution; chemical additives to food etc.

SCIENCE: WebMD – Cell Phones May Cause Hearing Loss

Naresh K. Panda, MS, DNB, chairman of the department of ear, nose, and throat at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, India presented the findings Wednesday at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery in Washington. His team found that people who had talked on cell phones for more than four years and those who talked more than an hour daily were more likely to have these high-frequency losses. These losses can make it difficult to hear consonants such as s, f, t and z, making it hard to understand words.

CA State PUC OKs SmartMeter refusal – for a price

In a bid to ease opposition to Pacific Gas and Electric Co. SmartMeters, California regulators voted Wednesday to let the company's customers keep their old analog electricity and gas meters if they choose. The opt-out program approved Wednesday requires PG&E customers to pay a one-time fee of $75, plus monthly charges of $10, to hold on to their old meters. PG&E initially wanted $270 up front and $14 per month. Low-income customers enrolled in the CARE program (California Alternate Rates for Energy) will face an initial fee of $10 and a monthly charge of $5.

Credible experts have new concerns over cell phone radiation

FOR NEWS VIDEO: http://www.cbs58.com/news/local-news/New-concerns-over-cell-phone-radiation-205503891.html But attorney Randy explains: "What's interesting about the majority of studies that did find a link between the radiation and the cell phone use is that the cancerous tumor would appear on the same side of the brain where they typically would use their cell phone."
"We now have six international studies that show that there is a link between prolonged exposure to electromagnetic fields and Alzheimer's disease. He added that," Fortunately, the stage is reversible."

Six International Studies Link Exposure to EMF with Alzheimer’s Disease

"We now have six international studies that show that there is a link between prolonged exposure to electromagnetic fields and Alzheimer's disease. He added that," Fortunately, the stage is reversible."

Cellphone effects upon fetal development tied to ADHD

SCIENCE: Scientists find that fetal mice exposed to cellphones with 800-1900 Mhz-rated EMF developed a higher rate of the symptoms used to diagnose ADHD in our children .This published epidemiologic study found an association between prenatal cellular telephone exposure and subsequent behavioral problems in the exposed offspring.
Video: Brenda Hawk has a pacemaker for her heart and because her brain was injured in a car accident, she requires a breathing machine in order to sleep at night. She does not want the new radio-frequency emitting meter because of the health problems these devices have been said to cause. But American Electric Power AEP-Ohio, the local power company, has persisted in their push to swap out Hawk’s analog meter and replace it with the new one.

VIDEOS:DISABLED WOMAN REFUSES SMART METER–HAS POWER CUT IN THE DEAD OF WINTER

Video: Brenda Hawk has a pacemaker for her heart and because her brain was injured in a car accident, she requires a breathing machine in order to sleep at night. She does not want the new radio-frequency emitting meter because of the health problems these devices have been said to cause. But American Electric Power AEP-Ohio, the local power company, has persisted in their push to swap out Hawk’s analog meter and replace it with the new one.