(It is official - Australia is now in the Gold Medal position for cancer according to the World Cancer Research Fund (Source: GLOBOCAN 2018 database is accessible at http://gco.iarc.fr/, as part of IARC’s WHO Global Cancer Observatory.)
These are age-standardized mortality rates. This is a weighted average of the age-specific mortality rates per 100,000 persons, where the weights are the proportions of persons in the corresponding age groups.
It’s not all about skin cancer as Ireland is in third place. True Australia has one of the highest rates of longevity but other factors are also important. The recent UK conference on child cancer discussed other important long-term exposure factors. Available are live streaming video for each day so you can listen to the talks if you did not attend. This excellent conference talked a lot about environmental factors and prevention being important. Dietary factors have a major part to play in prevention and cure. The talk by Prof Thomas Seyfried (Boston College) on treating cancer primarily as a metabolic disease was a highlight. Dr Erica Mallery-Blythe one of our ORSAA advisors gave an interesting talk also available on the live steaming video for Day 2, fast forward to 7 hours, 6 minutes
There used to be just one mobile tower in every suburb, now with the advent of 5G there could be one on every street lamp post as shown in a recent media report.
Council rejects construction of telecommunication tower at Wilson Creek, Mullumbimby, NSW on the basis of siting, environmental impacts, health and amenity impacts, electro magnetic radiation, visual impacts, proximity to power lines and surrounding residential properties. For more detail visit Environment and Community Safe From Radiation ( ECSFR) web site
From Dr. Priyanka (Pri) Bandara who is on our ORSAA Executive Management Committee and is well published in this research area. She states:
"The only independent scientific organisation investigating the health risks of wireless radiation (microwave radiofrequency EMR) in our region, www.orsaa.org has presented the empirical scientific evidence showing harm at currently permitted levels of exposure. Scientists at ORSAA have built the world's largest categorised database of peer-reviewed scientific publications on RF-EMR. A snapshot of our database (12 February 2018), showed that most studies (n=1283, 67.1%) out of 1913 studies (in vitro/in vivo experimental studies on human/animal/plant systems and population studies) reported statistically significant biological effects while 24.4% reported no effect and 8.5% uncertain effects. I have personally presented the irrefutable evidence that currently permitted level RF exposure causes oxidative stress in living cells and would contribute to chronic diseases such as cancer. These findings are published: Bandara P, Weller S. Biological Effects of Low-intensity Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Radiation – Time for a Paradigm Shift in Regulation of Public Exposure. Radiation Protection in Australasia 2017; 34: 2-6. This evidence indicates that ARPANSA judgement is flawed on RF-EMR and the health of Australians is at risk. In the meantime, the latest data from the WHO shows that Australia has the world's highest cancer rate - yes, Gold medal out of 185 countries - What a shame! As a society, we have to move towards safer wired technology reducing our wireless use if we want to be serious about chronic disease prevention. Some countries have banned WiFi in schools, yet, we're pushing it more and more on vulnerable children. I have highlighted some of the concerning evidence related to WiFi in a scientific letter.
A study with a long observation period (1996-2006) in Brazil found a marked increase in cancer death rate near mobile phone base stations (MPBS). University academics and local government authorities studied 7191 cancer deaths. It took 1 km for the observed cancer death rate to come down to the expected cancer death rate. Based on their findings, the investigators claimed current ICNIRP public exposure guidelines that Australian ARPANSA standards are based on, are not protective and urged immediate changes. The EMR levels varied between 0.4 – 12.4 V/m (4.2 x 10-4 – 0.4 W/m2) in this study, only a small fraction of the allowed levels by the ARPANSA standards and very common in Australian locations and Australian homes/schools near wireless transmitters. (Dode A.C. et al., Science of the Total Environment 2011; 409:3649–3665). There are similar studies from elsewhere showing increased cancer near these RF transmitters. Indian academic researchers recently reported increased DNA damage and oxidative stress in healthy young people living near mobile towers ( Zothansiama et al. Electromagnetic biology and medicine. 2017;36(3):295-305.; Gulati S, et al., Mol Cell Biochem. 2018;440(1-2):1-9).
Australia has not conducted a single study like this to investigate if there is a problem. And the latest data from the WHO shows that Australia has the world's highest cancer rate - out of 185 countries. This is a serious public health issue. See what a senior oncologist (who has done extensive research on mobile phone use and brain cancer) from Sweden has to say about the questionable way the WHO is handling this issue"