“Microwaves, Science and Lies” Documentary Reveals a Product Defense Strategy

Introduction to the Documentary Film

Waves DVD Jacket. Front“When business leads research, can we still trust science?”

For the past ten years worldwide, questioning on the safety of mobile phone antennas has been increasing.  Numerous scientific studies have revealed the adverse effects of electro- magnetic waves on health.  Yet, most health agencies, industry representatives, and a portion the scientific community claim that current health standards adequately protect the public.

Earlier this year journalist Nancy Meritens  and film director Jean Hèches completed their documentary Ondes, Science et Manigances [or Microwaves, Science and Lies], that demonstrates how the telecommunications industry creates doubt about harmful radiofrequency waves through the manipulation of science.

Through interviews with several whistleblowers, including citizens, journalists, and scientists, this film reveals how, like the tobacco industry, the lobby of the mobile phone industry has built a strategy of “product defense” by artificially creating a scientific doubt about the harmful effects of electromagnetic waves.  In addition to revealing collusion among various organizations including the World Health Organization (WHO), the film documents the actions of specific individuals like Emilie van Deventer of the WHO and Peter Valberg who works for the product defense firm Gradient.

The film has implications far beyond the cellular phone, cell tower, and microwave radar technology that it primarily addresses.  Once people on a wider scale begin to understand that their cell phones are not as safe as they thought and that information on the hazards of such technology is effectively being suppressed, people will begin to more easily question the safety of radiofrequency emissions from other technologies such as Wi-Fi and utility smart meters.

The film itself is very supportive of the plight of electrosensitives in a society where our environment is increasingly being saturated with RF waves.

WHO Fact Sheet N°193, “Electromagnetic Fields and Public Health”

WHO Fact Sheet 193.ASubsequent to the WHO’s International Agency on Research for Cancer (IARC) declaration in 2011 that radiofrequency fields are possibly carcinogenic, the WHO actually took actions to downplay the declaration of its own agency, specifically through a revision to the WHO Fact Sheet N°193.  These types of issues are comprehensively discussed in the new documentary film, in this instance, showing how the WHO takes actions to support the telecommunications industry rather than public health.

SkyVision Solutions has received permission from the film makers to present a specially created video excerpt from the documentary film Microwaves, Science, and Lies.  This film clip (below) is presented to help substantiate the assertion that collusion exists between the WHO and the telecommunications industry.  In fact, what the video clip shows can be described as follows:

The head of the WHO EMF working group is a known industry insider and she (or her people) changed the wording of Fact Sheet 193 in a manner such that every wireless technology company can now use it for protective legal cover.  Furthermore, the IARC has requested that the Fact Sheet wording be “corrected,” but that request has been ignored by the WHO.

For introductory purposes, this 7-minute film clip has been named, “A Critical Review of the World Health Organization (WHO) Fact Sheet # 193.”

After seeing the above film clip, SkyVision Solutions asserts that rather than the biased statement made by the WHO that:

To date, no adverse health effects have been established as being caused by mobile phone use.” …

It would be much more accurate for the WHO to state the following (based upon the IARC declaration):

To date, limited evidence supports an association between adverse health effects and radiofrequency (RF) radiation emitted by wireless devices, including mobile phones.”

WHO Fact Sheet Critical Review [Note:  SkyVision Solutions believes that more than “limited evidence” exists to demonstrate adverse RF-related health effects, but the above language is consistent with the Group 2B IARC declaration.]

Update:   In October 2014, it was noted that the WHO made editorial updates to Fact Sheet # 193 but did not correct the information mentioned by Dr. Baan in the film documentary.  The WHO updated the estimated global mobile phone subscriptions from 4.6 billion to 6.9 billion and indicated plans to complete a formal risk assessment of all studied health outcomes from RF fields exposure by 2016 instead of 2012.

Additional Film Information

The documentary film (92 minutes in duration) was initially made in French but was quickly followed with an English version as well.

The English version of the film can be rented online through Vimeo at:  http://vimeo.com/ondemand/17755/89417454, and the official trailer is shown below.

Even more information about the film (mostly in French) is available at the film makers’ website at:  http://ondesscienceetmanigances.fr/.

Bonus videos are included as part of the film documentary DVD.  One such video clip is presented below regarding Peter Valberg and the “Product Defense Strategy.”  This is likely material that did not make the final cut for the film.

SkyVision Solutions has also compiled an English version of the film trailer that does not require subtitles, as provided below.  This version is more representative of watching the actual film documentary.

About SkyVision Solutions

Raising public awareness and finding solutions for smart grid issues related to invasions of privacy, data security, cyber threats, health and societal impacts, as well as hazards related to radiofrequency (RF) radiation emissions from all wireless devices, including smart meters.
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8 Responses to “Microwaves, Science and Lies” Documentary Reveals a Product Defense Strategy

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  3. Sonia R. says:

    [Having watched the entire film]: It was an incomparable piece of investigative and documentary research, proving the complicity of those involved to deceive the public and place their health at risk of adverse health effects on the alter of corporate profit and the vested-interest goals of government. It could just as easily be called “Corporate and Government Corruption 101.”

  4. Commonwealth Club January 28, 2014 “The High Road to a True Smart Grid”, Karl Maret, M.D., Eng.

    Dr. Karl Maret is an engineer, physician, former researcher in the Canadian Armed Forces and expert in electromagnetic fields. He is President of Dove Health Alliance in Aptos, CA and Senior Research Fellow at the National Institute for Science, Law & Public Policy in Washington, D.C.. Dr. Maret combines deep expertise in the behavior of electromagnetic fields, electric grid technologies and the potential biological and health effects from the radiation emitted by wireless devices and smart meters.

  5. John Perkins says:

    One huge problem with cellular antennas and the radiation they emit is that the effect of the radiation is not always immediately known. A person could be in front of a live antenna from a half hour on a roof with the only sign that they are being hit with the RF emissions is feeling a little hot or having a copper taste in their mouth, but even trained people who have worked in the industry for years are not often taught to watch out for these signs. Here is a video of a person who works in and around the very growing industry that has been left to it’s own devices in ensuring the safety of the general public.

    • Sonia R. says:

      OSHA, which is responsible for setting up regulations for safety of the workplace and public environment, says in a training film that they cannot proceed with regulations for RF safety regs until the FCC revises the current almost 30-yr. outdated RF Safety guidelines they adhere to like glue.

      Recently, the FCC was endowed by Congress with sole responsibility for RF Safety. Other Inter-agency workgroup members (OSHA, EPA, FDA, NIOSH, FCC (OET)) have been stripped of their funding for RF research many years ago by the federal government rendering them impotent to fulfill their mandated functions of protecting the public health.

      Upon researching the most prominent federal laws that involve RF Emissions protections, I found that those Laws were amended and worded in ways that removed our rights as citizens to be protected from RF Emissions. New laws also involved protecting wireless industry vested interests and virtually taking away States Constitutional sovereign rights to make decisions within their own jurisdictions. Net effect of that, for instance, is if a wireless concern wishes to locate a wireless facility (tower, antennas) on State or Local government-owned property, said State and Local government may not refuse such facilities based on health risks.

      Further, in violation of the National Environmental Policy Act, wireless facilities have been erected on historic preservation sites and in endangered species habitats endangering our national treasures. I just visited historic Williamsburg, and I was stunned to see 200+ yr. old trees with their trunks encased in wireless and WiFi cables with the antennas installed at the top of the trees. Ever since WWII, our DOD knew that radiation from radar killed the top half of all trees in which radar equipment had been installed. Further research over the decades by DOD also confirmed the adverse health effects of RF exposure for humans and actually listed the EHS symptoms that thousands of electro-hypersensitive people exhibit today. Honey bee and some butterfly species are well on the way to being extinct due to wireless facilities in their habitats. Birds are dying, because they are flying into masts due to scrambling of their own frequencies by the frequencies used by the masts.

      Does any of the above help clarify who are the victims and who are the vested interest groups?

  6. Dorli Rainey says:

    On September 6, 2014 at 7 PM the film “Take Back Your Power” (takebackyourpower.net) will be shown at Town Hall at 1119 8th Ave in Seattle. This is an award winning film by Josh Del Sol about smart meters about to be installed in meters of all of the subscribers to Seattle City Light.
    Film starts at 7 PM, doors open at 6 PM. Tickets are $5 available at brownpapertickets.com/event/81090, Please can you help us to fill Town Hall?
    Dorli Rainey

  7. Patricia Burke says:

    just watched the video, thank you.

    If WHO stripped itself of scientists associated with tobacco, they missed peter valberg.

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