1) Dr. Joel Moskowitz’s most recent newsletter with new studies. Several relate to male fertility and the viability of sperm in an RF environment.
Recent Research on Wireless Radiation and Electromagnetic Fields
“I have been circulating abstracts of newly-published scientific papers on radio frequency and other non-ionizing electromagnetic fields (EMF) about once a month since 2016. Several hundred EMF scientists around the world receive these updates.
The complete collection contains more than 1,700 abstracts and links to more than 1,800 papers.”
2) This study showed that one frequency used by 5G equipment (4.9GHz) has these effects, but another study showed similar physiological problems from exposure to 900 MHz emissions for 1 hr. a day at lower levels than those allowed by Safety Code 6 SAR of 1.6 W/kg. 900MHz is the frequency used by many devices, for example SMETERS.
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Study: 5G Radiation Fields Caused Depression in Mice
“A new study published in the International Journal of Environmental Health Research by the Faculty of Preventive Medicine, Air Force Medical University, Xi’an, China and the Ministry of Education Key Lab of Hazard Assessment and Control in Special Operational Environment, Xi’an, China found that when mice were exposed to a 4.9 GHz (one of working frequencies of 5G communication) radio-frequency (RF) field, the exposure induced depression-like behaviour, but not anxiety-like behaviour or spatial memory. The mice were exposed to 21 days of a 4.9 GHz RF field….
The researchers presented another study (Narayanan et al.2018) that exposed rats to 900 MHz radiation (1 h/day, SAR: 1.15 W/kg) for 28 d, in which a decrease of neurons in amygdala was also found, which was consistent to this study.”
3) More and more frequently, it is becoming harder to do ordinary things if you don’t have a “smart” phone. In some restaurants, paper menus are difficult to get and now keys are being replaced by apps. The telecoms have done a great job making the “cigarette of the 21st century” not just convenient but absolutely necessary. Some people, even older people who should remember life before the internet and ‘smart’ phones, have asked me how I use the internet without a phone. I’ve copied the article below in case you aren’t a subscriber to the NY Times.
My Building Has Replaced Our Keys With an App. Is That Legal?
Smartphones are ubiquitous, so it’s not unreasonable that your landlord would choose a technology that requires you to have one.
Dec. 3, 2022
2 min read
Q: I moved out of New York City to an apartment in New Rochelle. Instead of keys, tenants use a smartphone app to open doors to the building lobby and individual apartments. The app often fails when I use it, but I don’t have a key as a backup. This policy wasn’t disclosed when I signed the lease, which does not mention the lack of keys. Can a building refuse to give residents keys?
What about older people without smartphones? Or people with vision issues?
A: So long as you can exit your apartment and the building in an emergency without needing to use the app, the landlord is free to use the digital technology as an alterative to a key. It’s similar to landlords who provide key FOBs or cards in lieu of metal keys, said Alan J. Goldberg, a Manhattan lawyer who represents tenants.
And since smartphones are ubiquitous, it is not unreasonable that your landlord would choose a technology that requires you to have one. “Almost everybody has a smartphone nowadays,” Mr. Goldberg said. “I don’t think the courts would be sympathetic to that” if you challenged the policy.
As you mention, however, the app might not be accessible to tenants with disabilities, like vision or memory impairment, or mobility limitations. A tenant with a disability should notify the landlord of their need for a reasonable accommodation, requesting an alternative to the app, like a traditional key. If the landlord does not comply with the request, the tenant can file a complaint with the New York State Division of Human Rights.
For everyone else, the app will have to do. But it needs to work, and you mentioned that yours is unreliable. If the system fails, the landlord has to fix it and provide you with an alternative method of entering the building and your apartment. Put your complaints about the problems in writing. If the landlord fails to address them immediately, file a complaint with the New Rochelle bureau of buildings.
Ronda Kaysen is a real estate reporter, based in New York. She is the co-author of “The New York Times Right at Home: How to Buy, Decorate, Organize and Maintain Your Space” @rondakaysen
A version of this article appears in print on Dec. 4, 2022, Section RE, Page 2 of the New York edition with the headline: If a Key App Fails to Open My Door, Can I Demand a Traditional Backup?
Sharon Noble, Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters/Citizens for Safer Tech
“I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do.” Leonardo da Vinci
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