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Italy: Microwave News Article Archive (2004 - )

March 14, 2024

The International Commission on the Biological Effects of Electromagnetic Fields (ICBE-EMF) has written to Italian government officials to support the country’s strict 6 V/m RF exposure limit.

The letter, dated March 13, expresses “great concern” that the standard might be weakened. It is signed by Ronald Melnick, the chair of ICBE-EMF, and by Elizabeth Kelley, its managing director.

September 14, 2023

Three medical doctors have published a case report of a 40-year-old Italian man who developed a tumor in his thigh, near where he “habitually” kept his smartphone in a trouser pocket.

The case was published at the end of August in Radiology Case Reports, a peer-reviewed, open access journal.

The tumor, a painless mass, gradually expanded in the man’s left thigh over a period of six months, they wrote.

January 4, 2023

“WiFi Related RF EMFs Promote Transposable Element Dysregulation and Genomic Instability in Drosophila melanogaster,Cells, December 13, 2022. Experiments with fruit flies exposed to 2.4 GHz WiFi radiation at an SAR of only 0.06 W/Kg point to non-thermal genotoxic effects. Implications for genomic stability, neurodegeneration and tumorigenesis unresolved. From Italy. Open access.

November 5, 2022

“He fell ill with cancer due to the use of his cell phone: Inail sentenced to pay a pension to the worker,” La Repubblica, November 5, 2022.  In Turin, Italy: A 63-year-old technician who used a cell phone for >2½ hours/day for 13 years and who developed an acoustic neuroma, wins a disability pension on appeal. More another Italian acoustic neuroma case, go here.

June 18, 2022

“Selective Cell Cycle Arrest in Glioblastoma Cell Lines by Quantum Molecular Resonance Alone or in Combination with Temozolomid,” British Journal of Cancer, June 17, 2022. A new “innovative option” to treat all-too-lethal glioblastoma with 4-64 MHz nanosecond pulses. “Quantum molecular resonance” therapy reduces cell proliferation in malignant cell lines with little effect on healthy cells. From Italy. Open Access.

January 16, 2019

In a victory for advocates of precaution, an Italian court has ordered the government to launch a campaign to advise the public of the health risks from mobile and cordless phones.

The information campaign must begin by July 16.

The court in Rome reached its decision last November, but the announcement was only made yesterday. The decision is here.

Today, the...

March 2, 2014

“Lo Scienziato che Perdona il Diesel e la Diossina,”  (in Italian: The scientist who forgives diesel and dioxin.) lI Venerdi, La Repubblica’s magazine (No.1354), February 28, 2014, pp.48- 51.

Riccardo Staglianò profiles Paolo Boffetta, “The Devil’s Advocate,” currently the director of the Institute for Translational Epidemiology at Mount SInai Hospital in New York City.

July 16, 2013

“Effect of Bluetooth Headset and Mobile Phone Electromagnetic FIelds on the Human Auditory Nerve,” The Laryngoscope, posted online April 25, 2013.

“Latency and amplitude of [cochlear nerve compound action potentials] are very sensitive to EMFs produced by mobile phones, whereas the EMFs produced by a common Bluetooth device do not induce any significant change in cochlear nerve activity.” From Italy.

October 23, 2012

The Supreme Court of Italy has affirmed a ruling granting worker's compensation to a businessman who developed a tumor after using a cell phone for 12 years. This is the first time that a high court —in any country— has ruled in favor a link between mobile phone radiation and tumor development.

Innocente Marcolini, a financial manager at an industrial plant in Brescia in northern Italy, used cell and cordless phones for five-to-six hours a day for 12 years. Then, one morning ten years ago, Marcolini sensed an unusual tingling in his chin while shaving. He was soon diagnosed as having a benign tumor on the trigeminal nerve, which controls facial muscles and sensations.

Marcolini filed for workers' compensation alleging that his wireless phones were responsible for the tumor. At first, his claim was rejected. But, in December 2009, the Court of Appeals in Brescia reversed that decision and, on October 12, Italy's Supreme Court affirmed the Appeals Court's ruling. No further appeals are possible.

November 26, 2011

Italy's National Health Council is recommending a precautionary approach to the use of cell phones by children, according to La Repubblica, a leading national newspaper.

Although the announcement comes right after the airing of a hard hitting TV program last night (see item below), La Repubblica reports that the decision to advise precaution was made at the council's November 15 meeting. In a...

November 26, 2011

Tomorrow, Sunday, Italy's TV news documentary program, Report, will present the findings of its investigation on cell-phone health risks and the role of industry funding for research. The program will air on RAI3, a national network, at 9:30pm local time  (3:30pm on the U.S. East Coast). The show may be seen on the Internet. Watch a short preview.

November 27


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