ずくなしの冷や水

2018年11月05日

乳がんで亡くなる方が増えている

※ (リボン ) ゆ う み ん ❥❥ Ks″イチゴ @yu7_ki9氏の13:56 - 2018年10月28日のツイート
職場の先輩看護師さん
乳がん治療でずーっと頑張ってたのに
今朝 亡くなったって…。
ショックで朝から大号泣でした顔3(かなしいカオ)顔3(かなしいカオ)
35歳ってまだ早すぎるよ…。
仕事が終わったら お通夜に行ってこよう。

※ hoshiboo(今はキムチ職人) @Albert_kokinji氏の20:06 - 2018年8月27日のツイート
若い人の乳癌死、増えてるよね、確実に。さっきツイしたけど、女性レスラーの亜利弥さんも45歳で、小林真央さんは37歳で亡くなっている。被曝と乳癌の関係は色々な研究から既に明らかになっているし。

訃報:さくらももこさん 53歳=ちびまる子ちゃん原作者 - 毎日新聞

・・・引用終わり・・・

乳癌死を改めて取り上げるのは、このブログでは初めてではないでしょうか。これまでは事例も多くなかったということになります。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 21:09| Comment(5) | 福島原発事故

若い方の死亡例が伝えられています


※ セイバール@セ那珂ちゃん @tobiuo77氏の7:28 - 2018年11月2日 のツイート
何で亡くなったか分からんけど近所の先輩が亡くなられた。
俺の先輩で姉の後輩やから34か35?
若いよなぁ・・・。

※ YU @SNemunemu氏の21:05 - 2018年10月29日 のツイート
前職でお世話になったまだ29歳の青年が急性心不全で亡くなった。今日本当のお別れをした。今日まで何処か信じられずに居た。四角い小さな箱に納められた姿を見てようやく理解した。

※ 神樹ゆう@団長兼提督(気まぐれ @yuu_mitsuki_mca氏の2018/10/29のツイート
自分より10歳近く年下の33歳の方が末期の癌で亡くなるお話は、直接な知り合いでなくともかなり刺さる…。
取引先の業者さんの店主の息子さんだったんだけど…

※ 営業Y氏(絵守) @emori_yakuza氏の2018/10/29のツイート
高校の同級生が二十歳で肺癌で亡くなったわ。
タバコも吸わないスポーツマンだったんだけどね。
かんがえさせられますよね。
・・・キーワードはスポーツマンだ。

※ (リボン ) ゆ う み ん ❥❥ Ks″イチゴ @yu7_ki9氏の13:56 - 2018年10月28日のツイート
職場の先輩看護師さん
乳がん治療でずーっと頑張ってたのに
今朝 亡くなったって…。
ショックで朝から大号泣でした顔3(かなしいカオ)顔3(かなしいカオ)
35歳ってまだ早すぎるよ…。
仕事が終わったら お通夜に行ってこよう。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 21:07| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故

シリア軍へのS-300引き渡し後イスラエルの攻撃がない

FARSNEWS2018/11/5
Syrian Military: No Israeli Attacks since Delivery of S-300 System
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Israeli Air Force has yet to strike Syria since the Russian Federation delivered the S-300 air defense system to the Syrian government forces, a military source in Damascus said.

According to the military source, the Israeli Air Force has avoided violating Syria’s airspace from either the occupied Golan Heights or Lebanon since the Syrian military received the S-300 air defense system in early October, massdar news reported.

The source said that the Israeli Air Force has often flown close to the border from Eastern Lebanon, but they would later turn back before violating Syria’s airspace.

Last week, an Israeli official told the Reuters News Agency that the IDF has attacked Syria after the downing of the Russian IL-20 reconnaissance aircraft on September 17th; however, they did not specify the location.

When asked about this claim, the Syrian military source denied any recent attacks from the Israeli Defense Forces or their air force.

The source would add that the Russian military is still training the Syrian air defense units to use the S-300 system in rural Lattakia and Western Hama.

S-300はそれだけの威力がある。それで各国が発注している。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 20:59| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

東京・神奈川・埼玉・千葉の高層マンション高層階にお住まいの方へ

東京・神奈川・埼玉・千葉の高層マンション高層階にお住まいの方で空間線量率リアルタイム測定装置を設置してくださる方はおられませんか?


ケーブルをつなぐだけの簡易な作りになっています。9か月の稼働実績でソフト面、ハードのうちケーブルの接触不良による不調はありましたが、特に危険な事象は起きていません。

東京でも地表近くで測定する空間線量率と地上100mで測定する空間線量率は大きく異なり、地上100mでは普段は相対的に低い値が出ますが、いったんどこかの核関連施設から放射性物質が放出されると空間線量率が大きく上がります。

次は六本木ヒルズの居住用高層マンション高層階に設置されたとみられる放射能測定器の測定記録です。鹿児島県の川内原発から放射性物質が放出されたときは、一定の時間差を置いてこのような場所の測定器の測定値が大きく上がり、市川市に設置された公設モニタリングポストの測定値も小幅に上がりました。



設置する機器は無償貸与します。ご負担は、年間2千円程度の電気代と既存のネット回線の利用です。測定結果は測定器から直読できるほか、グラフがネットの専用ページにアップされますのでどこからでも確認することができます。

設置場所などは東京都であれば区名までの表示にとどめ、それ以外の情報は公開しません。

ご検討いただける場合は、コメント欄からご照会ください。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 17:04| Comment(0) | 福島原発事故

サウジがバックにいるロンドン拠点のイラン・インターナショナルTV

FARSNEWS2018/11/4
Staff of Saudi-Funded TV Channel Call for Help
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Ambassador to London Hamid Baeidinejad announced that the Iranian staff of 'Iran International' who intend to end their cooperation with the TV Channel have called the embassy for legal help as they are being threatened with dire consequences.

"After the exposure of affiliation of the UK-based Persian-language networks, especially ‘Iran International’ TV channel, some of their staff have contacted the Iranian embassy in London, expressing their concern over the legal threats posed by those networks should they stop working for them,” tweeted Hamid Baeidinejad in Persian on Saturday.

“The embassy has an experienced lawyer at hand to give those people legal consultation,” the Iranian ambassador added.

On October 31, the British newspaper ‘the Guardian’ revealed that UK-based Iran International satellite TV channel is being funded through a secretive offshore entity and a company whose director is a Saudi Arabian businessman with close links to the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman.

An hour after a terrorist attack was carried out on September 22 in Iranian Southwestern city of Ahwaz, the Iran International aired an interview with the spokesman of al-Ahwaziyeh terrorist group who claimed the responsibility of the brutal attack which claimed the lives of 26 innocent people and injured 69 others.

The move was strongly criticized by the Iranian ambassador to London who filed a lawsuit against the UK-based TV channel at the UK’s communications regulator Ofcom.

“Iran International has shamefully broadcast an interview with the spokesperson of the terrorist group behind today's terrorist attack in Ahwaz. We condemn this heinous act and will pursue formally with Ofcom to investigate it as an act in supporting terrorism and violence,” he said in a tweet.

The Iranian foreign ministry also conveyed the country’s strong protest to the interim British chargé d’affaires in Tehran, who was summoned in the absence of British ambassador.

In addition to al-Ahwaziya, the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group also claimed it was behind the attack and published online purported footage of the assailants.

Three of the four assailants involved in the attack were killed by Iranian security forces, and a fourth one was arrested but later died of the wounds he had sustained during a security chase.

theguardian Wed 31 Oct 2018 05.00 GMT
Concern over UK-based Iranian TV channel's links to Saudi Arabia
Exclusive: Iran International funded by firm with ties to Prince Mohammed bin Salman
A UK-based Iranian TV station is being funded through a secretive offshore entity and a company whose director is a Saudi Arabian businessman with close links to the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, the Guardian can reveal.

The disclosures are likely to raise concerns about the editorial independence of Iran International, and comes at a time of growing fears about a number of Saudi-linked stations operating across London.

A source has told the Guardian that Prince Mohammed, who many believe is responsible for the murder of the journalist Jamal Khashoggi, is the force behind Iran International. The station, which is operating out of Chiswick, has not denied claims that it receives its funding from the Saudi royal court.

Iran International TV emerged abruptly on the London media scene last year; many of the 100-strong staff network were offered generous salaries, often double what rivals paid, but was elusive about its source of funding.

Millions of Iranians frustrated with a state broadcaster hobbled by censorship watch satellite channels via illegal rooftop dishes. London has become a hub of such exiled Iranian channels, which also include BBC’s Persian service and Manoto TV, which has broadcast Iranian versions of The X Factor and Come Dine With Me.

The source claimed Saud al-Qahtani, the crown prince’s information tsar, who was among two senior officials removed in connection with the Khashoggi affair, was involved in the funding behind Iran International TV.

“You could have a larger picture about how those kids [Saudi media moguls] with that money being thrown around [by Prince Mohammed] trying to change the world by buying media … It is money coming from the royal court,” the source said, when speaking about the crown prince..

Iran International said any suggestions that the network was involved in some type of wrongdoing, or was subject to inappropriate influences or was not editorially independent were without foundation.

While Saudi Arabia shows zero tolerance for criticism of its absolute monarchy, as underlined by Khashoggi’s murder, it is setting up media organisations in other languages promoting free speech, particularly about Iran.

Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi, a postdoctoral research fellow in modern Iranian history at the University of Oxford, said: “While there is little doubt that the heavy hand of the Iranian state has its fair share of responsibility for this state of affairs and the lack of public trust in the state broadcaster, it appears that Iran International is part and parcel of the Saudi crown prince’s decision to take a more aggressive posture against Iran, emboldened, no doubt, by the Trump administration.”

Employing a wide range of people in the Iranian diaspora, including human rights activists, Iran International has not disclosed any Saudi Arabian funding links to its staff of many Iranian nationals, potentially putting their families in Iran at risk.

“I was told that not even one Saudi rial is in the funding. If I knew it came from Saudi, I would not have joined the station,” one insider said. “I can say that Iran International TV has turned into a platform … for ethnic partisanship and sectarianism.”

Earlier this summer, the station was criticised for airing extensive live coverage of a rally by the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK), a cult-like organisation that espouses regime change and has links to Saudi Arabia. Senior Trump administration officials, including John Bolton, are advocates of the group, which was listed as a terrorist group in the US until 2012.

The insider claimed the editorial content of the station had been influenced by its secret investors who were hidden behind an offshore Cayman Islands company. The MEK coverage, the insider said, was one such example.

Ofcom has recently scrutinised Iran International for giving airtime to the spokesperson of a group that praised a terrorist attack in Iran last month.

Volant Media, the company that runs Iran International, has a director named Adel Abdulkarim, who is a Saudi national. He has had a long working relationship with well-connected Saudi executives, some of who have links to the royal court, including Abdulrahman al-Rashed, who sits on the board of Saudi Research and Marketing Group (SRMG), the largest publishing company in the Middle East.

Multiple sources claim Rashed, who is the former general manager of the Saudi-owned news channel Al Arabiya, was also involved in the operations and funding behind Iran International.

Nabeel Al-Khatib, a consultant working with Iran International, has been described by its editors to staff as supervisor of the station or representative of the investors. It has been claimed Iran International editors have used Khatib’s Palestinian nationality to remain evasive about the channel’s Saudi funding. The Guardian has seen leaked documents that suggest he raised questions and offered input into Iran International’s coverage of human rights in Saudi Arabia, as well as suggesting certain story ideas, particularly related to Iran and Saudi Arabia. Khatib denied influencing editorial decisions and said he was an independent consultant who offered services to broadcast companies around the world.

Last month, Khatib emerged as Bloomberg Asharq project director in a deal signed between Bloomberg and SRMG.

According to one source, Saudi Arabia gave $250m (£197m) in funding to help the launch of Iran International, which runs no commercial advertising. The source did not give a timeframe, but a scrutiny of its office’s rent and employee salaries points to an initial five-year period – $50m per year. Volant Media lost £26m in 2017, according to accounts filed on 4 October.

One former employee said many staff were stuck between a rock and a hard place. “They have realised they have not been told the truth about the Saudi paymasters behind the station but at the same time they can’t afford to resign or leave their job instantly for fear of incurring repayments under their contracts. Some rely on the television’s visa sponsorship to be able to continue living in London,” the former staff member said.

Gary Sick, who served in the US national security council under the Carter administration, said both Iran and Saudi Arabia were making active use of media in their regional rivalry.

“Iran’s Press TV is full of negative stories about the Saudi leadership, and official (and unofficial) Saudi media portray Iran as the single greatest source of instability and terrorism in the Middle East,” he said.

Rob Beynon, the acting head of the television station, did not deny that funding for it came from the Saudi royal court.

“[Iran International] provides news for all Iranians, in Iran and in the diaspora, reflective of the widest range of opinions. Our output is governed not by any external individuals but by our editorial guidelines, which are published in English and Farsi on our website,” Beynon said.

He added: “It is transparent and impartial, as you can see from our output. The management structure is as you would expect in any news organisation. Decisions are taken by our senior editorial managers, who report to me.”
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posted by ZUKUNASHI at 16:31| Comment(0) | 国際・政治

電磁波照射でネズミに発がん 米国国家毒性プログラム報告書

2018年11月05日
高周波放射でがんができることが確認された

2018/11/1に公表された米国国家毒性プログラム報告書「ラットでの携帯電話電磁波放射発がん研究」の内容は以前から知られていたことですが、今回最終報告書で実験結果が確定されました。

わざわざ、"We agree that these findings should not be applied to human cell phone usage." 「これらの発見がヒトの携帯電話使用に適用されるべきではないことに同意する」と断らざるを得ない深刻さだとも言えます。

閾値(しきいち)の議論があるようには見えません。

詳しい内容は、日本の専門家の論評を待ちます。報告書自体は極めて膨大なものです。

管理人は、この数か月の間に何種類かのスマホを導入しました。それ以前にスティックパソコンでWifiを使うようになっています。

その過程で気づいたことを挙げると
1 市価1万円程度のスティックパソコンのWifiの電波の到達距離は短い(電波は弱い)。もともとWifiが弱いという評価のある機種です。
2 Wifiに関しては、アイフォンが検出するWifiのアクセスポイントはスティックパソコンを少し上回る程度。
3 ファーウェイのアンドロイドタブレットが検出するWifiのアクセスポイントは数倍多い。

管理人は、スマホ導入までWifiは使っていませんでした。今も自室まではLANケーブルを引き、自室でホテル室内用小型Wifi発信機を使っています。

24時間稼働のスティックパソコン2台のうち、1台はLANケーブル接続ですが、もう1台はWifi接続。

アイファンとアンドロイドタブレットは、同じWifi発信機を使っています。

知人がLANケーブルをラジオの上に這わせておいたら、ラジオが雑音を発し全く聞こえなかったと言っていました。私の周りには何本ものLANが這っています。

電磁波の強度を調べて機器の設置場所を見直さなければならないかと考えています。
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 11:23| Comment(10) | 福島原発事故

高周波放射でがんができることが確認された

プレスリリース
High Exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation Associated With Cancer in Male Rats
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, November 1, 2018, 10:00 a.m. EDT

Cell Phone Radio Frequency Radiation
Final reports from the rat and mouse studies, plus the press release and fact sheet, are now available.

このレポートのインパクトが大きいために特にステートメントを出し、"We agree that these findings should not be applied to human cell phone usage."と書かれています。

November 1, 2018
Statement from Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D., Director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health on the National Toxicology Program’s report on radiofrequency energy exposure

下の記事には2018/11/4に発表されたとありますが、正確には11/1です。

古いもの
NTP Toxicology and Carcinogenicity Studies of Cell Phone Radiofrequency  June 15 – 16, 2016

Radiation 電磁界情報センター2016.6.20掲載
米国国家毒性プログラム報告書「ラットでの携帯電話電磁放射発がん研究」専門家評価

FARSNEWS2018/11/4
Cancer in Rats: High Radio Frequency Radiation
TEHRAN (FNA)- The National Toxicology Program (NTP) concluded there is clear evidence that male rats exposed to high levels of radio frequency radiation (RFR) like that used in 2G and 3G cell phones developed cancerous heart tumors, according to final reports released today.

The National Toxicology Program (NTP) concluded there is clear evidence that male rats exposed to high levels of radio frequency radiation (RFR) like that used in 2G and 3G cell phones developed cancerous heart tumors, according to final reports released today. There was also some evidence of tumors in the brain and adrenal gland of exposed male rats. For female rats, and male and female mice, the evidence was equivocal as to whether cancers observed were associated with exposure to RFR. The final reports represent the consensus of NTP and a panel of external scientific experts who reviewed the studies in March after draft reports were issued in February.

"The exposures used in the studies cannot be compared directly to the exposure that humans experience when using a cell phone," said John Bucher, Ph.D., NTP senior scientist. "In our studies, rats and mice received radio frequency radiation across their whole bodies. By contrast, people are mostly exposed in specific local tissues close to where they hold the phone. In addition, the exposure levels and durations in our studies were greater than what people experience."

The lowest exposure level used in the studies was equal to the maximum local tissue exposure currently allowed for cell phone users. This power level rarely occurs with typical cell phone use. The highest exposure level in the studies was four times higher than the maximum power level permitted.

"We believe that the link between radio frequency radiation and tumors in male rats is real, and the external experts agreed," said Bucher.

The $30 million NTP studies took more than 10 years to complete and are the most comprehensive assessment, to date, of health effects in animals exposed to RFR with modulations used in 2G and 3G cell phones. 2G and 3G networks were standard when the studies were designed and are still used for phone calls and texting.

"A major strength of our studies is that we were able to control exactly how much radio frequency radiation the animals received -- something that's not possible when studying human cell phone use, which has often relied on questionnaires," said Michael Wyde, Ph.D., lead toxicologist on the studies.

He also noted the unexpected finding of longer lifespans among the exposed male rats. "This may be explained by an observed decrease in chronic kidney problems that are often the cause of death in older rats," Wyde said.

The animals were housed in chambers specifically designed and built for these studies. Exposure to RFR began in the womb for rats and at 5 to 6 weeks old for mice, and continued for up to two years, or most of their natural lifetime. The RFR exposure was intermittent, 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off, totaling about nine hours each day. RFR levels ranged from 1.5-6 watts per kilogram in rats, and 2.5-10 watts per kilogram in mice.

These studies did not investigate the types of RFR used for Wi-Fi or 5G networks.

"5G is an emerging technology that hasn't really been defined yet. From what we currently understand, it likely differs dramatically from what we studied," said Wyde.

For future studies, NTP is building smaller RFR exposure chambers that will make it easier to evaluate newer telecommunications technologies in weeks or months, rather than years. These studies will focus on developing measurable physical indicators, or biomarkers, of potential effects from RFR. These may include changes in metrics like DNA damage in exposed tissues, which can be detected much sooner than cancer.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration nominated cell phone RFR for study by NTP because of widespread public use of cell phones and limited knowledge about potential health effects from long-term exposure. NTP will provide the results of these studies to FDA and the Federal Communications Commission, who will review the information as they continue to monitor new research on the potential effects of RFR.

NTP uses four categories to summarize the evidence that a substance may cause cancer:

Clear evidence (highest)
Some evidence
Equivocal evidence
No evidence (lowest)

More information on the categories is available at https://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/results/pubs/longterm/defs/index.html.

Editor's Note: In response to the National Toxicology Program's news release, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a statement from Jeffrey Shuren, M.D., J.D., Director of the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health on the National Toxicology Program's report on radiofrequency energy exposure (https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm624809.htm). The statement reads, in part:

"We reviewed the recently finalized research conducted by our colleagues at the National Toxicology Program (NTP), part of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences within the National Institutes of Health, on radiofrequency energy exposure. After reviewing the study, we disagree, however, with the conclusions of their final report regarding 'clear evidence' of carcinogenic activity in rodents exposed to radiofrequency energy.

"In the NTP study, researchers looked at the effects of exposing rodents to extremely high levels of radiofrequency throughout the entire body. This is commonly done in these types of hazard identification studies and means that the study tested levels of radiofrequency energy exposures considerably above the current whole body safety limits for cell phones. Doing this was intended to help contribute to what we already understand about the effects of radiofrequency energy on animal tissue. In fact, we only begin to observe effects to animal tissue at exposures that are 50 times higher than the current whole body safety limits set by the FCC for radiofrequency energy exposure.

"Our colleagues at NTP echoed this point in a statement earlier this year about their draft final report, including the important note that 'these findings should not be directly extrapolated to human cell phone usage.'

"We agree that these findings should not be applied to human cell phone usage."
posted by ZUKUNASHI at 10:45| Comment(0) | 健康づくり

Keen Sword: US and Japan stage largest wargames in Pacific amid tensions with China

※ mko @trappedsoldier氏の2018/11/4のツイート
mkoさんがDesert Hawkをリツイートしました
なんで海自が南西諸島まで行き、「中国に対抗」する必要がある? なんのために? 日本国民を守るために? それとも日本国民を危険に陥れるために?

RT2018/11/4
Keen Sword: US and Japan stage largest wargames in Pacific amid tensions with China
Washington and Tokyo have amassed a record number of sailors, marines and airmen for the biggest joint naval drill that the two allied nations have ever held close to Chinese shores as tensions keep rising in the region.

Around 47,000 troops from the Japan Self-Defense Force have been joined by more than 10,000 US servicemen for the Keen Sword 19 military exercise – the biggest drill of its kind since the biennial joint maneuvers were launched in 1986. The US forces participating in the drill include the bulk of the Seventh Fleet, as well as the Submarine Group 7 – both of which are based in Japan's Yokosuka. Tokyo has deployed roughly a fifth of its military. Two Canadian warships are also taking part in the exercise.

The record-breaking drill is set to demonstrate "the strength and durability of the US-Japan alliance" and the nations' "shared pursuit of a free and open Indo-Pacific region," Lieutenant General Jerry Martinez, who leads the US troops stationed in Japan, told reporters as the wargames kicked off earlier this week.

The navies are tasked with practicing amphibious assaults and ballistic missile defense, as well as aerial combat, all close to Chinese waters. The US nine-ship strike group, led by the nuclear-powered Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS 'Ronald Reagan,' is also engaged in training for anti-submarine warfare.

Military officials noted that Keen Sword showcases the allied fleets' ability to jointly counter crises emerging in the strategically important Pacific region. To improve interoperability, the allied fleets practiced sharing logistic data and delivered supplies to each other's ships.

Commander of the Japanese contingent, Rear Admiral Hiroshi Egawa, noted that the US-Japanese alliance is "essential for stability in this region and the wider Indo Pacific."

Japan, led by the right-wing Liberal Democratic Party, has been ramping up its armed forces in accordance to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's pledge to enshrine a more assertive role of the military in the nation's largely pacifist post-WWII constitution. In March, Japan created its first elite marine assault unit, the Amphibious Rapid Deployment Brigade. In September, Tokyo sent its newest and largest warship – helicopter carrier JS 'Kaga' – on a two-month tour in order to promote a "free and open Indo-Pacific" and to foster stronger military ties with Pacific states like the Philippines.

Beijing, meanwhile, had been warning the US and Japan against violating its sovereignty by letting their ships and warplanes come near its territorial waters. Chinese officials had accused the US of abusing the 'freedom of navigation' principle, and are saying that its naval maneuvers contribute to the rise of tensions in the already contentious region. In September, a Chinese warship almost suffered a collision with Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS 'Decatour' as it was trying to fend off the US vessel Beijing said came too close to its waters in the South China Sea.


In response to Washington's activity in the region, China announced that it will also step up its naval capabilities. The nation must "concentrate preparations for fighting a war" and increase the amount and scope of military exercises, President Xi Jinping declared last week.
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