Paris (AFP) - Paris will reduce the exposure of its inhabitants to electromagnetic waves by 30%, under a charter with mobile operators to limit the maximum level of antennas to 5 / Vm (volt by Meter), announced Thursday the mayor of Paris.
Paris "thus becomes the most protective metropolis in Europe, ahead of Brussels, which set a threshold at 6 V / m. These are extremely stringent standards, "Julien Bargeton, Finance Deputy Mayor PS of Paris Anne Hidalgo told the press.
Electromagnetic waves, which the WHO (World Health Organization) considered to be "potentially carcinogenic", are suspected of being harmful to health.
This charter, which renews a previous agreement already "the most binding of France", decreases from April 1st of 7 V / m to 5 / Vm the threshold in the 2,240 relay antennas present in Paris as well as those to come.
It is a question of achieving a "balance between public health concerns, controlling the levels of exposure, while remaining a digital capital of the world", according to the elected Parisian.
According to the charter, the consultation period with the inhabitants, during the installation of an antenna, will increase from two to four months, files filed will have to be more detailed and a "more comprehensive surveillance strategy" will be put in place.
At the same time, a Municipal Observatory of Waves, whose principle had already been adopted on the initiative of elected ecologists of Paris, will be created, to inform, monitor and amplify the campaigns of measures already existent. They will bring together elected representatives, experts, associations and the Ministry of the Environment.
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California Department of Public Health Releases
Secret Cell Phone Safety Guidance
The San Francisco Chronicle published this news story online May 19, 2017.
The California Attorney General’s Office released 27 versions of a cell phone radiation safety fact sheet prepared by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) initially in 2009 and revised multiple times through January, 2015.
The State has never adopted this fact sheet nor released it to the public due to suppression by “political appointees” according to my sources.
The recommendations in the final version of the fact sheet are sound. CDPH should adopt and disseminate the fact sheet now. The public has a right to know the information that the Department’s health professionals have been trying to share with them since 2009. I further recommend that the fact sheet be updated annually consistent with the latest research.
The fact sheet is based upon reviews of the research conducted by the CDPH Division of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control between 2009 and 2014.
The original document reflected a consensus of the Division (Document 25, file date: 6/17/2009; pp.104-109). The fact sheet summarized research on the health effects associated with exposure to cell phone and cordless phone radiation. It provided recommendations to the California Department of General Services, the “business manager” for the State, regarding cell phone purchases. The fact sheet also included safety tips for state employees and the general public, especially children, about safe use of phones to minimize exposure to wireless radiation.
The final version of the fact sheet omits recommendations to the Department of General Services and does not discuss cordless phones (Document 1, file date 1/26/2015; pp. 6-8).
In 2014, I submitted three requests to the CDPH under the California Public Records Act for this information. All three requests were denied.
In 2016, the UC Berkeley School of Law Environmental Law Clinic and the First Amendment Project filed a lawsuit on my behalf in the Sacramento Superior Court.
On May 12 of this year, the Attorney General’s office mailed us 27 documents to comply with the March 13 court ruling.
The case is Dr. Joel Moskowitz v. California Department of Public Health (#34-2016-80002358).
Substantive changes to fact sheet: http://bit.ly/CDPHchanges
Table of contents for 27 versions of fact sheet: http://bit.ly/CDPHToC
Contents of 27 versions of fact sheet (8 MB file): http://bit.ly/AGCDPHdocs