Citizens for Safe Technology
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and nature from unsafe wireless technologies.
Cell and Cordless Phones
Cell and Cordless Phones
Cellular and cordless/portable phones, though suddenly and seemingly indispensable in our society, are a direct product of the wireless industry's successful attempt to sell us speed, convenience and entertainment all in one seductive package. In the long term, biologically safe alternatives to wireless cell and portable DECT phones will become necessary, as already they are causing negative effects that impact all living systems.
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A cross sectional study from New Zealand: Are adolescents at increased risk for brain tumours? January, 2013
"Cellphone and cordless phone use is very prevalent among early adolescents, but the extent and types of use is not well documented. This paper explores how, and to what extent, New Zealand adolescents are typically using and exposed to active cellphones and cordless phones, and considers implications of this in relation to brain tumour risk, with reference to current research findings. . . .
New York (News & Politics)
"Last week, Apple released an iOS 7 fix, addressing user complaints that the mobile operating system was making them queasy. ("Note to self: get Dramamine," Mia Farrow tweeted.) It's not the only tech-induced ailment; office drones and teen phone addicts alike are coming down with illnesses as trendy as the devices that inflict them. According to recent research, that hunchback you're developing might really be your cell phone's fault. . . .
. . . a cross-sectional study includes comprehensive tables - Redmayne, Smith and Abramson New Zealand/Australia
KEYWORDS: Cellular telephone, Cordless telephone, Headache, Tinnitus, Sleep, Depression, Frequency- specific, Headset
Young people who made heavier use of cordless and cell phones reported an increased prevalence of headache. This was not the case overall for tinnitus or depression after allowing for common confounders. However those who had cordless phones operating on some frequency bands or modulation system, and those who used a headset with their cellphone were at a greater risk of suffering these conditions. . . .
"Our findings suggest the need to explore further the effects of cordless phone protocols (operating frequency and modulation system). An advantage of examining cordless phone use is that individual phones almost exclusively employ only one frequency band and one modulation type, unlike cellphones which commonly use several frequency bands and more than one modulation depending upon circumstances such as data traffic or terrain. Further, cordless phones generally operate on full power making it easier to calculate the power output to which the user is exposed. Future research involving children's health and well-being and exposure to RF-EMFs should include cordless phone exposure - particularly considering frequency and modulation.
"Passive exposure at home can be reduced substantially by placing cordless phone bases and WiFi routers in an area of the house remote from the bedrooms. To safeguard young people's well-being, we suggest it would be prudent to restrict their use of cellphones and cordless phones to less than 15 minutes daily. If parents were to require cellphones, cordless phones and other RF-EMF transmitting devices not to be in bedrooms overnight, this would remove a source of RF-EMF exposure and remove the significant likelihood of calls or texts causing broken sleep, which we demonstrate was strongly related to tiredness at school. . . .
Children's mobile phones may no longer be sold. Besides this, the specific absorption rate (SAR) has to be listed for every mobile phone at the point of sale.
Children's mobile phones are banned. The specific absorption rate (SAR) must be listed on every mobile phone at the point of sale and a warning provided to customers to choose a lower SAR phone, use it moderately, and wear an earpiece.
This short clip will forever change the way you look at your cell phone.
A scientific paper bravely published by a leading radiation biologist, Prof. Dariusz Leszczynski now allows top neurologists, like Keith Black, MD of Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Hospital to issue warnings to their patients about the dangers of cellphone use, which he describes as "Cooking the brain". The cell phone industry retaliated against Leszczynski by lobbying to have his funding stopped and in the meantime, insurance companies have also stopped coverage for health damages related to cell phone use.
In 2011, San Francisco, CA passed a law, which originally required retailers of cell phones to display the amount of radiation that was emitted by each unit. Lobbyists successfully had the law revised to simply inform people on ways to diminish their exposure to cell phone radiation.
Ellie Marks' husband had a golfball-sized tumor in his brain, next to where he regularly used his cellphone. It was removed and he subsequently suffered severe memory loss. She says that over 20 cities and states tried to pass similar legislation to that of San Francisco - and all were threatened with lawsuits from the cell phone industry.
Brent Bocook, a former US Olympic Champion Crew Team Member had a portion of his brain removed, right next to where he used to always place his cellphone. That particular portion of the brain is responsible for motor control and his surgery has left him almost completely disabled, physically.
He says he is spearheading a class action lawsuit against the industry because he believes that this is the only way that big business can be made to take responsibility for itself, as was the case with the tobacco industry.
He notes that cell phone use is much more dangerous for children because their skulls are a lot thinner. Brain tumors associated with cell phone use has replaced leukemia as the number one child-killer.
Truthseeker host, Daniel Bushell uses a radiation detector to measure the amount of radiation emanating from commonly-used household items:
*Microwave oven: 800 microvolts
*WiFi Router: 800 microvolts
*Tablet PC: 2,000 microvolts (watching a movie).
*Smartphone: 40,000 microvolts (Samsung S3).
This is over a thousand times the normal background radiation levels of 30 microvolts. . . .
how industry is hiding the facts about the dangers of wireless devices, especially cell phones.
Please take 9 minutes to watch this important video to see how industry is hiding the facts about the dangers of wireless devices, especially cell phones. Remember - all RF is the same. Some devices are stronger, but we can refuse to buy or use cell phones or turn them off when not in use. Not smeters and the infrastructure being installed on and near our homes:
When the W.H.O.'s cancer research agency declared radiofrequency radiation as a "2B possible carcinogen," they meant RFR from any and all sources (not only cell/mobile phone emissions).
"Cordless phones are more of a health risk to young people than mobiles, according to new university research.
"In a study of almost 400 Wellington intermediate pupils, adjunct Victoria University researcher Mary Redmayne found pre-teens were more likely to suffer headaches if they made long or frequent calls on cordless phones or cellphones.
"The research, to be published in theEnvironmental Health journal this week, also found high users of cordless phones more commonly experienced tinnitus, or ringing in their ears.
"In a separate study, the PhD candidate discovered year 7 and 8 students talked on cordless phones for far longer than on their mobiles, meaning it was the home line exposing them to the highest doses of potentially harmful radiation.
"People are pretty poorly informed about how this technology works - many people don't realise that cordless phones are actually cellphones," Ms Redmayne said.
"Modern cellphones use the lowest amount of power that they need to transmit, but a cordless phone always works on full power."
"Her population-adjusted research found a significant association between teens' radiofrequency exposure and short-term health issues - but international research suggested the long-term health risks were far more serious, she said. . . .
"The union representing Ontario's public elementary teachers is pushing to have cellphones turned off in the classroom and wireless technology (WiFi) use monitored for potential health-related concerns.
"The Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO) passed several motions at its annual general meeting this past summer, one being that personal electronic devices, like student cellphones, should be turned off and stored during school hours, unless a teacher gives permission for their use.
"That vote was part of a series of motions, which also requested that radiation from cellphones and WiFi be recognized as a possible workplace hazard for the organization's 76,000-plus teachers, more than 2,600 of them with the Halton public school board.
"A second ETFO vote at its AGM resolved that school boards stop putting WiFi transmitters in out-of-sight locations, such as in ceilings, and also label them as part of a hazard control program. . . .
The New York Times Sunday Review
"CAN you remember the last time you were in a public space in America and didn't notice that half the people around you were bent over a digital screen, thumbing a connection to somewhere else?
"Most of us are well aware of the convenience that instant electronic access provides. Less has been said about the costs. Research that my colleagues and I have just completed, to be published in a forthcoming issue of Psychological Science, suggests that one measurable toll may be on our biological capacity to connect with other people.
"Our ingrained habits change us. Neurons that fire together, wire together, neuroscientists like to say, reflecting the increasing evidence that experiences leave imprints on our neural pathways, a phenomenon called neuroplasticity. Any habit molds the very structure of your brain in ways that strengthen your proclivity for that habit. . . .
"Your brain is tied to your heart by your vagus nerve. Subtle variations in your heart rate reveal the strength of this brain-heart connection, and as such, heart-rate variability provides an index of your vagal tone.
"By and large, the higher your vagal tone the better. It means your body is better able to regulate the internal systems that keep you healthy, like your cardiovascular, glucose and immune responses.
"Beyond these health effects, the behavioral neuroscientist Stephen Porges has shown that vagal tone is central to things like facial expressivity and the ability to tune in to the frequency of the human voice. By increasing people's vagal tone, we increase their capacity for connection, friendship and empathy. . . .
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We believe a profound urgency exists to protect the unsuspecting public, especially children, youth and pregnant mothers from unsafe wireless technologies.
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