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BERENIS: Microwave News Article Archive (2004 - )

July 20, 2022

My wife and I spent a few days in Basel, Switzerland, earlier this month. One afternoon as we were walking through town, I spotted a carefully crafted warning on the side of an otherwise unremarkable building. “The Odious Smell of Truth,” it called out.

With a little Googling, I learned that the expression comes from the title of an exhibition held at the Royal College of Art in London in the spring of 2017. The show was organized by Peter Kennard, a noted British political artist, and his students. They called themselves the Rage Collective. What does it mean, they wanted to know, to tell the truth in a world of false news and social media misinformation.

As it happens, a few days later, I received an email from Peter Hensinger, the scientific director of Diagnose Funk, with a commentary he had just published which was sharply critical of Martin Röösli, an associate professor at the University of Basel.

January 22, 2021

”Is There Evidence for Oxidative Stress Caused by EMFs?” by Meike Mevissen & David Schūrmann, BERENIS Newsletter, January 2021. A ”tendency becomes apparent...that EMF exposure, even in the low dose range, can lead to changes in oxidative balance." Those with diabetes & immune deficiencies may be at greater risk.”

November 17, 2018

“Evaluation of the NTP and Ramazzini Studies,” BERENIS Newsletter, November 2018.

This expert group on EMF/NIR, which advises the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment, states that these two animal cancer studies are “the most comprehensive” to date. Despite their methodological differences, they both showed “relatively consistent results in schwannomas and gliomas, as well as a dose-dependent trend to an increase in the carcinogenicity of these tumors.” Based on these findings, BERENIS favors a precautionary approach for RF/EMF exposures.

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