Recent EMF News
New: A new organization has emerged in October 2022 as an international resource of information about the potential health effects of EMFs on human biology. The International Commission on the Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Fields (ICBE-EMF) is headed by Ron Melnick, the toxicologist who headed the National Toxicology Program at the National Institutes of Health that found evidence of harm to rats and mice from long-term exposure to radio frequency radiation (RFR). A 2022 synopsis by the online journal Environmental Health explains the ground-breaking influence this new organization, the ICBE-EMF, is having on the effort to bolster the understanding that radio frequency radiation does indeed have documented health effects, countering the narrative from industry and industry-influenced governmental regulatory agencies that say that RFR exposure is safe for humans. The article is entitled, Scientific evidence invalidates health assumptions underlying the FCC and ICNIRP exposure limit determinations for radiofrequency radiation: implications for 5G. The title of the article says it all.
New: Professor Joel Moskowitz, Ph.D. at the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley has compiled a new summary of research on the health effects of exposure to wireless radiation and other EMFs. The abstract is entitled, “Recent Research on Wireless Radiation and Electromagnetic Fields” and is discussed in a post by Dr. Moskowitz on his blog, Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, available here. To download the complete collection of abstracts, click here.
Note: Oram was interviewed on August 19, 2022 by former TV environmental news journalist, Alison Morrow. The two-hour interview is entitled, “EMF & 5G: Safety, Science & Media Bias” and can be found by clicking here.
Note: You will find an interesting discussion of how the FCC is heavily influenced by the very industry it is tasked with regulating in a report by Norm Alster, published by the Harvard University Center for Ethics, entitled, “Captured Agency: How the Federal Communications Commission is Dominated by the Industries It Presumably Regulates”. The full text of the e-book is available through the Environmental Health Trust website, by clicking here .
Note: Journalist, author and EMF activist Nick Pineault hosted an EMF Hazards Summit this past September 30-October 3rd, 2021. Nick presented 26 “EMF, 5G and Electropollution Experts”, including me! I presented an interview on EMFs and solar panel systems. Other speakers included Dr. Magda Havas, Olle Johansson, Josh del Sol, Bryan Hoyer, fellow building biologist Kim Lear, and many leading health experts and EMF activists. For those who missed the Summit when it was presented live or who saw it but want to hear the presentations again, you can still sign up for a VIP All-Access Pass for a modest fee. To see more details, click here.
Note: A landmark ruling was issued on August 13, 2021 by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on the lawsuit brought by the Childrens Health Defense (CHD) and the Environmental Health Trust (EHT) this past January, 2021. Plaintiffs won their case against the FCC when the appellate judges ruled that the FCC did not provide a valid reason backing its claim that its guidelines are sufficiently protective of the public regarding human exposure to Radio Frequency EMFs. The FCC was ordered to explain why it did not take existing evidence into account that Radio Frequency EMFs cause harm to human health when issuing its original guidelines in 1996. The court, in fact, found the FCC in violation of the Administrative Procedure Act. The ruling states, in part:
The Commission failed to provide a reasoned explanation for its determination that its guidelines adequately protect against the harmful effects of exposure to radiofrequency radiation unrelated to cancer.
Note: We saw very positive developments from the recent FCC hearing at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Two prominent EMF safety groups, the Childrens Health Defense (CHD) and the Environmental Health Trust (EHT), jointly petitioned the court to compel the FCC to change the way it issues safety guidelines for the American people and base them upon harmful biological effects from Radio Frequency (RF) radiation rather than just thermal effects, as the FCC has done for 25 years. It was clear by their questioning that this three-judge panel had done their homework and was well aware that the FCC had avoided tackling the serious health threat to the American people from RF radiation caused by the widespread use of wireless devices in people’s lives now, especially for children, compared to 1996 when current FCC guidelines were first adopted. A ruling is expected within the next six months. Go to the websites for the Environmental Health Trust and Childrens Health Defense by clicking here and here to watch the one-hour hearing as well as recordings of press conferences by EHT and CHD in the days following the hearing. You can also download the 27 volumes of testimony presented by the defendants, including an Amicus Brief by the Building Biology Institute.
Note: EMF blogger Lloyd Burrell launched his Healing With Vibration Summit the week of September 22 through 28, 2020, with a replay on October 3 and 4. Lloyd interviewed many of us in the spring of 2020, including me (Oram). Lloyd wanted to approach EMFs from the standpoint of energy and vibration. He said his goal was to “explore the many ways we can change our energy/vibration and move towards improved health. This includes all these things which impact our energy and vibration, EMFs obviously, but thoughts, feelings, nutrition, detox etc.” I provided my thoughts on the subject, including some points about 5G. You can still access Lloyd’s summit and hear my interview, as well as several dozen interviews by leading experts on energy approaches to wellness, by clicking here.
Note: I have updated my 5G article. I wrote an entirely new update on August 17, 2020 with important information from industry watchdog Doug Dawson, President of CCG Consulting. That was followed by another, brief update on 10/29/20 (a new update will be forthcoming sometime this autumn of 2021). In the August 2020 update, Doug provided eye-opening insight into just what technology is being installed by the cell industry, and what isn’t. Doug gave great detail on what new technologies are coming with 5G and when. The information will surprise you, and it helps us to better understand what is really going on with 5G deployment in cities and towns throughout the U.S. I also have my summary tables explaining what each cell company is doing in each frequency band. I particularly want you to look at the “5G” coverage maps for each cell carrier to see where millimeterWave “5G” is really deployed, and learn that the real danger for the vast majority of us is 4G LTE small cell antennas being installed in residential neighborhoods. Read the article for more details by clicking here.
Note: Robert F. Kennedy’s Children’s Health Defense initiative, in collaboration with attorney and 5G activist, Dafna Tachover, has sent what is called an Ex-Parte letter to the FCC in opposition to the FCC’s proposed change to the OTARD rule. OTARD stands for “Over The Air Reception Devices”. These are unlicensed transmitters that can be simply mounted by a utility in your neighbor’s attic or on the side of their house forming a public WiFi network right in your neighborhood. The Children’s Health Defense group is asking you to sign to join their effort, by clicking here.
Note: Josh del Sol, in partnership with Sayer Ji’s GreenMedInfo, relaunched his 5G Crisis Summit this past June 1-7, 2020. The entire 5G Crisis Summit that Josh and Sayer presented last autumn (2019) that was re-played online during the first week of June 2020 is still available for purchase. Included in this presentation are several free gifts, including a 5G interview that I recorded with Josh last September (2019) as part of his 4-Solutions Post-Summit Master Class (Module 1). This Master Class also includes interviews with Josh del Sol, Dr. Martin Pall, Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, Lloyd Burrell, Sayer Ji, and activist Patrick Wood. You can still also download a brochure that Josh re-wrote last summer with my collaboration, entitled, “7 Essential Ways to Make Your Home Safe from 5G and EMF Radiation”. To purchase the 5G Summit and receive your free gifts, click here.
Note: Four interviews on 5G that I conducted in January through April 2020 are available. They are:
A one-hour 5G interview with Ann Louise Gittleman, entitled, “Is There Any Connection Between Coronavirus and 5G?”, accessed here.
The second 5G interview is on Green Street Radio with Patti and Doug Wood, heard live in New York City on WBAI, entitled, “EMFs, 5G and You! A Conversation with Oram Miller”, accessed here.
The third 5G interview is with Lloyd Burrell of ElectricSense, available here. I should tell you that Lloyd usually offers the interviews of his guests to the public for 24 hours, and then makes them only available to subscribers of his EMF Experts Solutions Club thereafter. However, Lloyd has made an exception and extended access to our 5G interview to readers of this website, by clicking here. I thank Lloyd for his generous offer, and urge my readers to support him by subscribing to his EMF Experts Solutions Club, by clicking here. You can also sign up for Lloyd’s free newsletter to be notified of his upcoming interviews with guests on EMF topics, by clicking here.
The fourth EMF/5G interview is with Patrick Timpone of One Radio Network. Patrick interviewed me on February 24, 2020 on EMFs and 5G Technology. The interview is entitled, “Oram Miller—Creating Safer Spaces for Those with Electrical Sensitivities”. The 42-minute audio interview with Patrick can be accessed by clicking here.
Note: Four EMF books are out now that I have helped write. I was honored to participate in the editing of the first three, and I helped influence the development of the fourth. The first is Dr. Joe Mercola’s encyclopedic treatise, “EMF’D—5G, Wi-Fi & Cell Phones: Hidden Harms and How to Protect Yourself”, available here. The second is Lloyd Burrell’s useful volume, “EMF Practical Guide: The Simple Science of Protecting Yourself, Healing Chronic Inflammation, and Living a Naturally Healthy Life in Our Toxic Electromagnetic World”. It is available here. The third is Nick Pineault’s comprehensive book, The Non-Tinfoil Guide to EMFs, available here. The fourth is Andrew McAfee’s valuable book on tracing and repairing wiring errors, “Killing Current—Removing a Fatal Flaw From Our Home Electrical System: Current on Grounding Conductors”. It is available here. Andrew practices as an EMF consultant in North Carolina at www.homeemftracing.com.
Note: A 5G resource is available in the form of an audio interview of Oram conducted by Camilla Rees of ElectromagneticHealth.org. In the interview, entitled, “Insights on 4G/5G Antenna Densification: Oram Miller, BBEC, EMRS”, Oram goes into great detail on what 5G entails, how 4G is a big component of it, and how you can measure and protect yourself from it. To link to the free interview, click here. Camilla serves on the Advisory Board of the Building Biology Institute and was one of our contributors and editors of the Institute’s online course, 5G: Understanding The Technology & Protection Strategies, mentioned below.
Note: The website for the Building Biology Institute (BBI) has a new look. It is also home to many online courses, including a course on 5G, written by Oram and a team of a dozen experts from within and outside the Building Biology profession. Note: This 5G online course is now available for half price for the month of March. See these EMF course offerings at the Courses tab at the top of the BBI website. These include 11 courses on the Electromagnetic Radiation page on such topics as Dirty Electricity, Smart Meters, 5G, Photovoltaic (solar panel) Systems, Cellphones, EMR Science, EMR Health, EMR Solutions and EMR Research. Additional courses are available on Indoor Environmental Quality, including such topics as Indoor Air Quality, Managing Moisture, Materials, Water Quality, Natural Finishes, Indoor Climate and Ventilation. Ten more courses are available on all aspects of Healthy Design and Building and Vaastu Architecture from ancient India. See all the courses at the Building Biology Institute website under the Courses tab.
For a free three-page preview and summary Fact Sheet of the 5G online course, “5G: Understanding the Technology & Protection Strategies”, download it from the BBI website by clicking here. You can also read my updated 5G article on this website, entitled, 5G Fifth Generation Cellular Technology, by clicking here.
Note: The documentary Generation Zapped is available on multiple platforms. This ground breaking documentary by filmmaker Sabine El Gemayel presents compelling information from the leaders of the worldwide cell phone awareness movement. It is well edited, informative and convincing. This is one film you will want to show to your reluctant family, friends, and school and government officials. They will come away with a different perspective than they had before watching it. To see the trailer, click here. To order the DVD, click here. To order on iTunes, click here. To order on Amazon, click here. To order on Google Play, click here. To order on Vimeo, click here.
Note: Dr. Joe Mercola has posted an article on his website featuring information on EMFs that Oram described during his interview by Xiren Kenny, on Xiren’s blog, Know How Things Work, recorded in March 2017. Dr. Mercola’s article summarizes the points we make in the building biology profession about some of the lesser known types of EMFs hidden within all homes, most notably 60 Hz AC electric and magnetic fields from house wiring, and their potential impact on a family’s health. To see Dr. Mercola’s article, including a link to Xiren’s interview of Oram, click here.
Note: An eight-part series of EMF presentations by Oram and his colleagues from the Building Biology profession is now available on the Building Biology Institute’s website, on their Videos and online courses page. These were taped in February 2017 at the headquarters of the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI). They include such topics as measuring EMFs, which meters to use, an overall assessment of indoor environmental hazards, ungrounded appliances, wiring errors, magnetic fields in your home and in your neighborhood from outdoor sources, and healthy home construction. To view direct links to these topics, click here.
Note: The Nation magazine has released online an expose, to be published as a cover story in their April 23, 2018 print edition, on the lengths to which the cell phone industry has actively hidden and distorted the information over the decades that radio frequency radiation from wireless devices causes harm to people. It also discusses how things will be worse, with no prior testing, from the rollout of the next (fifth) generation, or 5G, of cell phone technology, part of the “Internet of Things” (IoT). Entitled, “How Big Wireless Made Us Think That Cell Phones Are Safe: A Special Investigation: The disinformation campaign–and massive radiation increase–behind the 5G rollout.”, the article was written by Mark Hertsgaard and Mark Dowie. Both authors have written extensively in the past on how various industries have hidden unsupportive research. To read the Nation magazine article on cell phones, click here.
Note: Coverage of The Nation magazine’s online article on the efforts by the cell phone industry to “wargame” the science to make you think that using cell phones is safe is heating up. Democracy Now interviewed Mark Hertsgaard, one of the article’s authors, for a two-part series. Listen to archives of these two interviews here and here. Also, Boston’s WBUR’s program, On Point, hosted by Jane Clayson, interviewed Mark Herstgaard in the first 30 minutes of her April 5, 2018 show. Listen to an archive of that interview here.
Note: The California Department of Health Office of Public Affairs just issued the most comprehensive cell phone warning of any state. This occurred after a task force within their department drafted the guidelines back in 2009 and continued to update them, but the main agency dragged their heels in releasing it until a court order forced them to do so. That court order was the result of legal action filed by Joel Moskowitz, PhD, Director and Principal Investigator, Center for Family and Community Health at UC Berkeley. To see the history of this, click here. To see the cell phone guidelines from the California Department of Health, click here. To see Dr. Moskowitz’s website, Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, click here.
Note: France has voted to ban cell phones at all schools at all grades starting next autumn, 2018. To read NPR’s coverage of this, click here. To read a London Daily Telegraph article on the topic, click here. To read an RTL article in French, click here.
Note: A new organization, Physicians for Safe Technology, has been formed. It is dedicated to providing comprehensive information on wireless technologies and it’s effects on human health. The advisory board is a stellar list of experts in the field. To see their website, click here.
Note: In a blow to the cell phone industry, Governor Jerry Brown vetoed California Senate Bill 649 that would have granted the ability of cell phone companies to install 5G small cell antennas in front of people’s homes without any local city involvement in the issuing of permits. To read an article in the San Jose Mercury News about this achievement, click here.
Note: A listing of over 100 studies showing adverse health effects from the use of Wi-Fi has been put together by Kevin Mottus of the California Brain Tumor Association. To see the list, click here. To see an article on how you can use computers, smart phones and tablets in a safe, hardwired way, click on my article, Safer Use of Computers.
Note: “American Academy of Pediatrics issues New Recommendations to ‘Reduce Exposure to Cell Phones'”
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has revised and tightened their recommendations to parents to reduce exposure of their children to radiation from cell phones, based upon the National Toxicology Program study linked to in the next item. The AAP also updated their Healthy Children Webpage on Cell Phones in their article entitled, “Cell Phone Radiation & Children’s Health: What Parents Need to Know.”
To see the AAP article and link to the update, click here.
Note: A groundbreaking study from the National Toxicology Program (NTP) has found an increase in cancer in rats from whole body exposure to radio frequency radiation used for cell phones and other wireless devices. This is being heralded both within the EMF Safety Communcity and in some of the mainstream media as a game changing event. The NTP is a part of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. To read articles on this news, click on the following links to Microwave News and Mother Jones.
Note: A symposium entitled, “Electromagnetic Pollution Solutions: Protecting Our Homes and Communities” was held at the Left Forum in New York City on May 22, 2016. Organized by Camilla Rees of Electromagnetic Health.org, speakers included Oram Miller, Emil DeToffel of LessEMF, Patti Wood, Executive Director of Grassroots Environmental Education, and Jim Turner, Founding Partner of Swankin-Turner. To view the presentation, click here. Scroll down to the second video link. It was preceded by the panel linked to in the next item below.
Note: A symposium entitled, “Drunk on Wireless: Public Health Consequences of Cell Phone and Wireless Technologies are Begging for Society’s Attention” was held at the Left Forum in New York City on May 22, 2016. Organized by Camilla Rees of Electromagnetic Health.org, speakers included Dr. David Carpenter, co-editor of the Bioinitiative Report, Dr. Martin Blank, Dr. Martin Pall and Duncan Campbell. To view the presentation, click here. It is the first of the two video links provided. It was followed by the panel linked to in the preceding item above.
Note: Research suggests that when a fetus is exposed to wireless frequencies when a pregnant woman uses a cell phone at close range, that child has a statistically higher chance of developing behavioral, cognitive and learning impairment when they become teenagers. This is reported by obstetrician Hugh Taylor, MD of Yale and pediatrician Martha Herbert, MD, of Harvard. Drs. Taylor and Herbert spoke at a press conference hosted by Devra Davis prior to their presentation to pediatricians, research scientists, health care provides and policy makers at the 2016 Pediatric Societies Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland on May 3, 2016. To see a video of that press conference, click here.
Note: Nineteen scientists from around the world met at the Fifth Paris Appeals Congress on May 18, 2015, sponsored by the Royal Academy of Medicine, Belgium, and the European Cancer and Environment Research Institute (ECERI), to discuss, “A focus on Electrohypersensitivity (EHS) and Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS); Idiopathic Environmental Intolerance: What Role for Electromagnetic Fields and Chemicals?” The attendees voted unanimously to write an international declaration to request the World Health Organization (WHO) to designate Electrical Hypersensitivity (EHS) and Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS) as officially recognized diseases in its International Classification of Diseases (ICD). To read their appeal, click here. To view the website announcing the appeal, click here.To watch a video summary of the proceedings, click here. To listen to free audio recordings of presentations, click here. The conference program and abstracts can be found here.
Note: Over 200 scientists and researchers from around the world have signed an appeal to the UN, the World Health Organization (WHO) and UN member states urging them to consider the adverse health effects of the public’s exposure to wireless devices. The appeal, found at EMFScientist.org, is led by Dr. Martin Blank. To read the appeal, click here.
Note: “Researchers Conclude Wireless Radiation Causes Cancer After Latest Scientific Findings Announced”. Sweden’s Lennart Hardell, MD, PhD, and Michael Carlberg found a three-fold increase in cancer risk over 25 years of cell and cordless phone use, particularly in those who started before the age of 20. Based upon this and other research, the National Association for Children and Safe Technology (NACST) has launched a nationwide initiative to raise awareness of the dangers of wireless technologies in educational settings. To read the article, click here.
Note: The French National Assembly voted January 29, 2015 to address the health effects of wireless technologies, a first for any nation of this scale. Wi-Fi is banned in all daycare centers and nurseries, Wi-Fi is to be disabled in all primary school classrooms when not in use, and all new permits for cell phone towers must be announced to local officials who can organize a review and challenge by the public for health reasons. Advertisements for cell phones must accompany hands-free options and are banned when targeting children under 14. The best English translation of the news article announcing this legislation can be found by clicking here. the original Le Monde article can be linked to here.
Note: Oram was interviewed about the potential dangers of exposure to radio frequency EMFs from baby monitors by Brooke Beare, news anchor on KESQ’s CBSLocal2 News at 5:30 in Palm Springs, California, which aired on November 10, 2014. To view the six minute piece, click here.
Note: Europe acknowledges and studies EHS, or Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity. The European Economic and Social Committee, a “consultative body of the European Union” that provides “a bridge between Europe and organized civil society”, is holding a day-long public hearing in Brussels on the issue November 4, 2014. Their invitation says, “Electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) is causing distress and loss of quality of life to a growing number of Europeans and according to new estimates, between 3-5% of the population are electro-sensitive…” See the full invitation by clicking here.
Note: The deck is clearly stacked against us, both domestically and overseas. Read Dariusz Leszczynski’s sad but true blog piece, “WHO draft of EHC (Environmental Health Criteria) for RF (Radio Frequencies) is late and incomplete — consultation is futile, at this time,” by clicking here.
Note: Who says our governmental regulatory agencies are unbiased? Who do you think got to the CDC when they recommended caution on cell phone use and then retracted their statements one week later? Click here for details.
Note: Oram speaks at Los Angeles Department of Water & Power smart meter meeting. Watch brief comments by Oram at a neighborhood smart meter meeting, held May 8, 2013, at which Cindy Sage, of Sage Consulting, spoke.
Note: Andre Fauteux’s list of countries that recognize electro hypersensitivity (EHS).
Note: The updated BioInitiative 2012 Report, released in January 2013, includes a review of 1,800 new studies showing the harm of short- and long-term exposure to wireless devices since their first report in 2007.
Note: The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) issued sweeping reforms in May 2011 to reduce exposure by European citizens to cell phones and other EMFs in an effort to protect their health and reduce burgeoning health care costs of member countries’ national health plans. Likewise, the World Health Organization issued a new stance that cell phones are “possibly” carcinogenic.”