Citizens for Safe Technology
Empowering the public to protect children
and nature from unsafe wireless technologies.
Similar symptoms of ill health are reported worldwide by people of all ages who are exposed to wireless technologies. These include cell phones and cell towers, wireless internet (Wi-Fi), portable home telephones, Wi-Max, utility "Smart" meters, microwave ovens, lighting fixtures, CFL light bulbs and other home and business devices and appliances.
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Report, Perspectives and Summary regarding environmental sensitivities
Medical Perspective on Environmental Sensitivities (86 pages)
Will it soon be too late? Cancer expected to increase by 70% in next 20 years according to WHO (Olle Johansson)
DEBATE. The World Health Organization has released a bleak future forecast. The number of new cancer cases is expected to increase from 14 million to 25 million per year over the next 20 years - an increase of 70 percent.
"Despite encouraging progress, the report shows that we can not treat ourselves out of the cancer problem," said Christopher Wild, co-author of the report. But one question lingers for me: Why does WHO themselves not consider another possible cause of this avalanche, a cause that they themselves have warned about and predicted? Let me explain.
"Today, various wireless devices flood our homes, schools and other workplaces. The issues around all of these sources of radiation are numerous. Adults are not at all certain that all this radiation is harmless, they are not at all sure that wireless technology is without risk. To this one can add numerous studies and investigations, expert reports and commentaries aries which in summary say that "there is a strong suspicion of damage." . . .
Blog dedicated to issues concerning Electromagnetic Intolerance/Hypersensitivity (EHS)
This Blog is dedicated to issues concerning Electromagnetic Intolerance/Hypersensitivity (EHS), a condition caused by the uncontrolled wireless/cellular radiation (RF/Microwave) and suffered by 3-8% of the population. Our existence is denied, our human rights assaulted and we are becoming refugees because our existence is inconvenient. The industry, governments and paid 'scientists' try to falsely deny its existence despite the fact it has been proven in thousands of research papers . . .
May 2013 update (story of Rich Farver shared on the documentary "Take Back Your Power")
Noteworthy: the cell tower outside of SDSU's Nasatir Hall is a HPWREN (High Performance Wireless Research Network). No wonder they do not want this investigated.
Has any health authority seriously investigated the cancer cluster at SDSU?
A mother talks about her 29-year-old son and others at San Diego State University (SDSU) who died of brain cancer within two years of exposure. SDSU remains silent and San Diego journalists will not report the story.
31 May 2013: This recent example from France is related to the post which follows:
"After two cases of cancer in children in the same village of 1,850 inhabitants in the north of France, members of three health agencies, including radiofrequency experts, travelled to the village to hold a public meeting on 22 May 2013 on this issue. Parents felt that the cause may be due to the presence of three mobile phone antennas near the school. One agency is ANSES, the French National Agency for Health, Environment, and Safety. Although not convinced that the mobile phone antennas may be the cause of the cancer, "we are not waiting until a third cancer declares itself," said the regional delegate of Priartem, a national association for the regulation of placement of mobile phone antennas. She is outraged by the manner in which health monitoring is practiced by agencies when confronted with cancer clusters, defined as several cases of cancer (generally of the same type) observed within a group of individuals in a more or less limited geographical area and over the course of a limited period of time."
Testimony of Virginia Farver, Fort Collins, Colorado . . .
The Effect of Smart Meters on People Who Were and Were Not EMF-Sensitive Prior to Smart Meter Installation
"People who were previously not sensitive to electronic devices often develop health problems and sensitivity to all sorts of electronic devices after smart meter installation. Here is a portion of a letter from an Ann Arbor, Michigan woman who had a smart meter installed on her home by DTE. In the letter, which she wrote not long after the installation, she states that the smart meter is a problem for her, but she is not affected by other devices. After half a year had passed, she became sensitive to all sorts of electromagnetic fields, including cordless phones, computers, and cell phones.
"Note that this woman had DTE install the radio-off opt-out meter on her home after problems with the smart meter, and that this meter barely relieved any of her symptoms. . . .
"A whole generation may be very much at risk"
Dr. David Carpenter's remarks at the Children's Health Expert Panel, "Cell Phones and WiFi - Are Children, Fetuses and Fertility at Risk?", held at the La Grua Center in Stonington, CT in June 2013. ElectromagneticHealth.org and Environmental Health Trust co-sponsored this first U.S. public program on risks to children from radiation-emitting technologies. Dr. Carpenter is the Director of the Institute for Health and the Environment at University at Albany/SUNY and former Dean of the School of Public Health. Joining Dr. Carpenter on this panel were Devra Davis, PhD, Martin Blank, PhD, Hugh Taylor, MD and Camilla Rees, MBA. For more information about the biological and health effects of electromagnetic fields please go to ElectromagneticHealth.org
Hints for a Shared Pathophysiology?
Background: Tinnitus is a frequent condition with high morbidity and impairment in quality of life. The pathophysiology is still incompletely understood. Electromagnetic fields are discussed to be involved in the multi-factorial pathogenesis of tinnitus, but data proofing this relationship are very limited. Potential health hazards of electromagnetic fields (EMF) have been under discussion for long. Especially, individuals claiming themselves to be electromagnetic hypersensitive suffer from a variety of unspecific symptoms, which they attribute to EMF-exposure. The aim of the study was to elucidate the relationship between EMF-exposure, electromagnetic hypersensitivity and tinnitus using a case-control design.
Methodology: Tinnitus occurrence and tinnitus severity were assessed by questionnaires in 89 electromagnetic hypersensitive patients and 107 controls matched for age-, gender, living surroundings and workplace. Using a logistic regression approach, potential risk factors for the development of tinnitus were evaluated.
Findings: Tinnitus was significantly more frequent in the electromagnetic hypersensitive group (50.72% vs. 17.5%) whereas tinnitus duration and severity did not differ between groups. Electromagnetic hypersensitivity and tinnitus were independent risk factors for sleep disturbances. However, measures of individual EMF-exposure like e.g. cell phone use did not show any association with tinnitus.
Conclusions: Our data indicate that tinnitus is associated with subjective electromagnetic hypersensitivity. An individual vulnerability probably due to an over activated cortical distress network seems to be responsible for, both, electromagnetic hypersensitivity and tinnitus. Hence, therapeutic efforts should focus on treatment strategies (e.g. cognitive behavioral therapy) aiming at normalizing this dysfunctional distress network. . . .
Pilot Study 2008 - Increased Concentrations of Certain Persistent Organic Pollutants in Subjects with Self-Reported Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity - Hardell, Carlberg, Soderqvist, Hardell, Bjornfoth, Bavel and Lindstrom
"A number of persons report a variety of health problems related to exposure to electromagnetic fields (EMF)or being close to electrical equipment. These symptoms have been grouped together as electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS). The prevalence has been reported to 5% in Switzerland, in Sweden and in California. Reactions typically include a wide range of non specific symptoms that afflicted individuals attribute to exposure to EMF. . .
Objective: We sought direct evidence that acute exposure to environmental-strength electromagnetic fields could induce somatic reactions (EMF hypersensitivity).
Methods: The subject, a female physician self-diagnosed with EMF hypersensitivity, was exposed to an average (over the head) 60-Hz electric field of 300 V/m (comparable to typical environmental-strength EMFs) during controlled provocation and behavioral studies.
Results: In a double-blinded EMF provocation procedure specifically designed to minimize unintentional sensory cues, the subject developed temporal pain, headache, muscle-twitching, and skipped heartbeats within 100 s after initiation of EMF exposure (P < 0.05). The symptoms were caused primarily by field transitions (off-on, on-off) rather than the presence of the field, as assessed by comparing the frequency and severity of the effects of pulsed and continuous fields in relation to sham exposure. The subject had no conscious perception of the field as judged by her inability to report its presence more often than in the sham control.
Discussion: The subject demonstrated statistically reliable somatic reactions in response to exposure to subliminal EMFs under conditions that reasonably excluded a causative role for psychological processes.
Conclusion: EMF hypersensitivity can occur as a bona fide environmentally-inducible neurological syndrome.
En Francais with subtitles
Published on Jan 8, 2014
"I'm still in shock, this film is amazing!"
"A film which is full of sensitivity, hard-hitting statements and enlightening conclusions"
"Thanks to the current explosion of artificial electromagnetic waves, some people are seeing their lives seriously affected - both socially and as far as their health is concerned. They are known as "electrohypersensitive". They have to protect themselves against mobile phone technology but where can they go? Marc Khanne, the film's creator, spent 3 years researching this issue and interviewed over 60 people affected. Before we question the validity of what they have to say, what if we took the time to really listen to them?"
Robin des Toits
Desperately Seeking White Zone with english subtitles (58 minutes in length + 4 bonus films and print material) +contact for public performances: http://www.electrosensitive-white-zone-ehs-film.com
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"Wi-Fi: Is It Safe?"
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