Newsletter (17 October 2003)

Denmark - we won


This morning on the Danish radio from the news broadcast: About the recent report from the 2 ministeries of Health and of Telecommunication, stating that 3G mobile phones and masts are harmless: Consumer organisation says the report is to be criticized heavily. No scientists with a real knowledge of the matter were involved. It was written by ministerial employees and clearly ordered by the mobile telephone companies.

The Danish Cancer society, who has always claimed  that mobile phones are harmless, based on the "world's largest study" on mobile phones and cancer, done by their scientist  Christoffer Johansen, and paid by the 2 largest phone companies, is certainly involved in this report. They are consultants for the telephone industry and electrical companies. Today they admit that no studies were done. They also have started to say one has to be careful in putting up masts everywhere, especially on schools.

However, I am sure they will use the opportunity to ask for more money for research. Anyway requests for interviews for newspapers and television keep pouring in.

I also think some lawyers have started to work on cases about  value loss of properties. Sadly enough some people are more worried about the value of their properties than about their health.

Kind regards and thank you for your encouraging messages

Sianette Kwee



Thanks for the steady flow of information about EMF issues. I sent the following letter to the Oak Park Journal:

October 13, 2003

Dear Editor


New testing techniques now make it easy for anyone to personally experience why wireless technology should be kept out of our schools, and why we need to be concerned about other forms of electromagnetic (EM) energy in our schools that can affect kids.

Experienced computer users often admit that their reading speed is slower when they are reading a computer screen than when reading print on paper. Simple experiments prove there is a significant slowdown. The explanation appears to be that the EM energy surrounding the computer interferes with the body's electrical system, slowing down the transmission and processing of nerve signals. In short, exposure to EM energy makes us dumber.

A counting speed test can help you to experience this slowdown. If you take a position in a room that is at least several feet away from a computer, cell phones, or any other electronic device, and count to 50 in your head as fast as you can, timing yourself with a second hand, you will come up with a rough measure of brain speed--how fast you can perform a simple mental task. You should do this several times until you achieve your best speed.

Keep the same position in the room, but this time hold a cell phone, or have a laptop in your lap, or some other electronic device close to you, and repeat the counting test.

You should find that your counting speed drops about 20%. When brain processes are slowed down by EM energy every aspect of cognitive function declines: reading speed, verbal fluency, reasoning skills, computation skills, comprehension, and memory.

We already have too great an EM burden upon our kids in school. The addition of wireless technology, which greatly increases electropollution exposure, simply has no place in a learning environment in which kids are supposed to be working on mind-building knowledge and skills.


Jim Protsman

P. O. Box 381

Manitowoc WI 54220



Telegraph Money Insurers fear wave of claims over pylons

Thought you might find this article (below) from the Daily Telegraph in the U.K interesting.

Best Regards


Subject: Telegraph Money Insurers fear wave of claims over pylons

Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 13:46:08 -0600

Telegraph | Money | Insurers fear wave of claims over pylons

Insurers fear wave of claims over pylons

By Yvette Essen in Monte Carlo (Filed: 10/09/2003)

Insurers are worried that people living or working near electricity pylons will start filing claims for illness as part of the burgeoning compensation culture. Underwriters and brokers have been discussing the threat of Electronic Magnetic Frequencies (EMF) at their annual conference in Monte Carlo.

Chief executive Marie-Louise Rossi said: "There is speculation and some analysis of people with leukemia who live near power stations and this is something underwriters are aware of. It has been a live topic for the best part of a decade and it remains so.” She said insurers are attempting to understand the risks posed by EMF so they can "quantify them as best they can to charge premiums". But if they cannot understand them, underwriters will try to exclude them. She said: "At the moment the science is not proven but that does not mean people are not talking to their lawyers."

Underwriters' concerns follow the growth of compensation culture, particularly in America, where people have been claiming for illnesses caused by asbestos and toxic mould. Over the past couple of years, insurance premiums have soared as people have turned to the courts.

The world's largest insurance ratings agencies said EMF was being discussed by underwriters but it is difficult for them to make exclusions until evidence proves a direct link between the pylons and illnesses.

Mark Hewlett, managing director of Moody's, asked: "If a house is beneath an electricity pylon, could the people there be affected by it?"

Stuart Shipperlee, managing director of AM Best, explained: "EMF is clearly something that insurers are very concerned about but it is not remotely clear yet how it will play out. Given the continued problems in the liability market, any serious adverse development will only add further pain to insurers' results."

Greg Carter, senior director of insurance at Fitch Ratings Agency, said: "Medical proof is a long way from being a convincing argument but the insurance industry is very aware of the potential liabilities."

Stephen Searby, credit analyst at Standard and Poor's, said: "People have been looking for the next asbestos for the past 10 years and EMF is an obvious one. The industry is worried that claims could arise from policies written years ago but if they change or exclude EMF from policies now it is almost like admitting there is a problem."

Mr Shipperlee said if there was a claim, one of the difficulties insurers and reinsurers would face is determining who would be held responsible, as there has been no test case in the courts "so it remains to be seen the true extent or nature of the liability" He added that as the UK electricity market was privatised 10 years ago there may be debate over whether the Government or the companies that took over the pylons should be held responsible.

20 October 2002: Tough health rules threaten power groups

International Underwriting Association

Informant: Robert Riedlinger


FGF in Germany: Is it Truly Independent ?



7 of 8 persons on the current FGF Board of Directors are directly linked to parts of the mobile telecommunications and broadcasting industry ! To many this will seem like an extreme case of infiltration of vested industry interests which calls into serious question the legitimacy of the FGF. See below.

Best regards


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Subject: FGF in Germany : Is it Truly Independent ?


I used to think based on the following quote that the FGF in Germany was an 'independent' body, which provided impartial advice and guidance on EMF matters. "The Research Association for Radio Applications (FGF) pursues the matter of electromagnetic fields and their biological effects on humans and the environment. As an independent non-profit association, the FGF funds the investigation of issues related to electromagnetic compatibility and provides information on the state of the art to the public.

Support of Scientific Research

Since it was established in 1992, the FGF has been funding studies focused on a variety of topics and has sponsored research at a number of institutions. The FGF only assigns research projects that meet the requirements of World Health Organization (WHO) standards. Studies performed in accordance with the WHO standards have to be hypothesis-driven, logical, technically sound, and repeatable. The selection of research projects depends on the scientific objectives of national and international expert groups.

Information to the Public

Scientific investigations are duly presented to the public through publication in peer-reviewed journals, and in investigator reports released through the "Edition Wissenschaft" series. Additional articles on the technical and biological effects of electromagnetic fields appear in the FGF "Newsletter". Furthermore, the FGF supports development of an expert database that is freely accessible on the Internet at . Cooperation with International Organizations. The FGF is a reliable partner for a great number of national and international committees and works closely together with the World Health Organization (WHO). The designated research projects are made compatible with those launched by other international institutions similar to the FGF.

With this broad range of activities, the FGF is the only one of its kind in Europe.

More details can be found in the statutes of the FGF.” Being rather curious at the rather strident tone of the many of the articles in the FGF Newsletter on various studies indicating actual or potential linkage between EMF and health / biological effects, the following interesting fact comes out:

The Board of Directors (of EIGHT) of the FGF (see page 28 of latest Newsletter) comprises the following groups and persons:

Group of Network Operations: D2-Vodafone, T-Mobil, E-Plus

Group of Service Providers: Bayerischer Rundfunk

Group for the Industry: Motorola, Bosch, Siemens,

Public Authorities: 1 Person from BMWA.

In other words 7 of 8 persons on the FGF Board are directly linked to parts of the mobile telecommunications and broadcasting industry.

There can only be one crystal clear conclusion regarding the avowed independence of the FGF.




Definition:  An independent non-profit association which pursues the matter of electromagnetic fields and their biological effects on humans and the environment.

 The Research Association for Radio Applications in Germany consists of:

 The Board of Directors (of EIGHT):

Group of Network Operations:   D2-Vodafone, T-Mobil, E-Plus

Group of Service Providers: Bayerischer Rundfunk

Group for the Industry: Motorola, Bosch, Siemens,

Public Authorites: 1 Person from BMWA.

7 of 8  are "independent" "non profit", and certainly "persue" - but instead of persuing  "the matter of electromagnetic fields and their biological effects on humans and the  environment",  they persue the people who dare to persue the matter of electromagnetic fields and their biological effects on humans and the environment.


3G is dead, says mobile phone inventor,,t269-s2125097,00.html

Informant: Hans Karow


Bad Aibling replacement in Darmstadt-Griesheim?

Dear friends (and a few BCC recipients),

in local media, there was a few reports some days ago that in Griesheim - a little town some 5 km west of Darmstadt -, 4 satellite senders and 1 satellite receiver are going to be set up by the US Army. The permit they requested from the local authorities runs until 2012. The media calls it "radar" and "radomes". There is now some speculation as to whether part of the Bad Aibling capability is going to be moved to Darmstadt (with the rest going to Menwith Hill.) Another vague idea I have is that it could be an early preparation for a US missile defense system in Europe. But it seems there is also an intelligence unit located in Griesheim, so it could also be that the senders are used to send processed information to the NSA.

There is a German webpage with a few pictures, scans of newspaper articles, and a lot of links to English webpages on this issue. The URL is

.I will try to find someone locally who is technically knowledgable enough to look into this and hopefully work with people in the town parliament to try to gain access to further information. As the US Army does this under NATO Statute, there is no information available publicly, and they need not undergo normal planning and environmental protection procedures (hi, CAAB, does this sound familiar?) But I thought I should make the community aware of this development. And maybe someone can add information.

In peace


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Hi Klaus

Thanks for regularly sending me your newsletter. Since you have a number of quotations at the end of your letter, I thought you might be interested in this one, which I have read out at talks I give on mast health hazards.

Best regards

Dr Grahame Blackwell

That which is looked upon by one generation as the apex of human knowledge is often considered an absurdity by the next, and that which is regarded as a superstition in one century may form the basis of science for the following one.



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