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Initiatives and Letters of Concern to, and Responses from, Persons of Influence



Apr 20
2014

Open letter by British medical doctors

Health and safety of Wi-Fi and mobile phones

Includes Appendix of International Rulings




Apr 4
2014

The Wireless Holocaust

An Open Letter to Rhode Island Parents re Wi-Fi in Schools

"Please, spare us the excuse that Wi-Fi is everywhere, or that there is a federal initiative pushing Wi-Fi in schools as part of Common Core, or that other schools are installing it, or that you can't afford to turn down the grant money. Do you push someone in front of a moving train because an authority figure tells you to, or because they promise you large sums of cash? Or because everyone else is doing it? Really? When the person you shoved in front of the train gets killed, what is your excuse? NEWS FLASH: There are no excuses; you will have committed a crime.

"It's not a secret anymore. Whether it be from cell towers, cell phones, "smart" wireless utility meters, or Wi-Fi, the evidence is stacking up that there is a slow motion holocaust in progress. And one might argue that school and state officials who permit the use of Wi-Fi in schools despite overwhelming evidence of harm are complicit in this possible crime against humanity. History will be the judge of that--and so, perhaps, will a jury of their peers.

"It is time to be outraged about the paradigm of illness and death that has been created for us by corporate entities, one where cancer, brain tumors, and debilitating health problems are the new "normal." This is NOT the paradigm I choose for myself and my children-- is this the world you want to live in? Is this the legacy you wish to leave for your children?

"For those seeking the truth about the dangers of Wi-Fi in schools and wireless technology in general--and who want to do something about it--please attend our free public meeting on the third Thursday of each month, starting April 17 at 6:30 pm at Food for Thought, 577 Kingstown Road in Wakefield, RI. . . .




Apr 1
2014

Concerns about Wi-Fi's harmful effects are legit

published January 29, 2014 in The Narragansett Times, Wakefield Rhode Island

" . . . The biggest trial lawyers association in the world, the American Association for Justice (AAJ), has been paying attention. They've publicly thrown down the gauntlet to the Wireless industry (http://thefullertoninformer.com/2013/09/) in a complaint to the FCC, acknowledging that wireless radiation health effects are equatable to the same disease latency as that from nuclear radiation exposure. The AAJ has done their homework. And as if the carcinogenic nature of this radiation isn't bad enough, the wireless signal oscillating at 2.45 GHz has also been found to cause heart arrhythmia and tachycardia, as detailed in a study by Magda Havas, PhD. I wonder if this is why defibrillators are now being installed in schools across the country in response to what seems to be an epidemic of sudden cardiac arrests? (http://www.parentheartwatch.org/inthenews.aspx) . . .




Mar 1
2014

Wi-Fi Non-Consent Form for Use in Schools

A strategy for parents to raise awareness at the school level. Canadian format- UPDATED March 2014

Wi-Fi Non-Consent Form with Context for use. The following NON-CONSENT FORM is a tool for parents who are concerned about the existence, or installation, of Wi-Fi networks or other wireless technologies in their children's schools.

Can be used with the Wi-Fi Statement of Accountability (Canadian Format)
or the Wi-Fi Statement of Accountability (U.S. Format) 




Jan 19
2014

iPad Safety Motions in Victoria School District

Presented to Victoria Board of Education by School Trustee Dianne McNally on Monday, January 20, 2014

This would be a useful proposal for others making motions in other school districts.

a) i. That the Board ensure that all K-5 classrooms with wifi capability have simplified iPad safety requirements posted where students can read them, and
ii. that the instructions are clearly interpreted in drawings for non-readers
iii. that the classroom teacher review these safety requirements with students as needed and if unsafe operation of the iPad is noted, and
iv. that all school personnel who will be working with students and iPads be given a copy of teh iPad safety information below: . . .

b) That the Board ensure all middle school classrooms have summarized points from the iPad safety section in the manual posted in every classroom and that the classroom teacher supervising operation of iPads review the safety information as needed / when unsafe operation is observed. . . 

c) That high school classrooms have the iPad safety information from the applicable manual posted and visible to studets, and that it be brought to students' attention by the classroom as  needed.

d) That any information posted in classrooms and / or provided to teachers regarding safe operation of iPads be sent to Administration of every school in which wifi is used.

e) That the link to videos of recorded iPad emissions on the SafeInSchool site be provided to parents by school Principals. http://www.safeinschool.org/2012/01/ipad-iphone-wi-fi-radiation-and.html




Jan 9
2014

SSITA Letter to Head Teacher (UK)

Teacher wins appeal for damaging effects of Wi-Fi on health

"...A British teacher whose health is seriously affected by Wi-Fi, mobile phones, phone masts and other microwave producing technology has recently won an appeal in a Tribunal. The teacher was made so ill by the pulsating microwave radiation from Wi-Fi routers throughout the school and by the use of mobile phones by staff and pupils, that giving up work was the only option. Since leaving this environment the teacher has fully recovered and is able to function normally when away from all sources of pulsating microwave radiation. However, this has led to a drastic deterioration of lifestyle and income because of the proliferation of such technologies in public places. The Judge stated that "were it not for EMR the appellant would lead a normal life with little or no functional impairment"...

For more information, contact Diana Hanson (National Co-ordinator for SSITA today.)
Call 0121 704 9988

Email  contactssita11@virginmedia.com 




Jan 1
2014

SSITA Response to Public Health England

Letter from Safe Schools Information Technology Alliance to Head Teachers, Governors and Local Authorities

Dear Head Teachers, Governors and Local Authorities,

Below you will find responses from SSITA to the statements made by Public Health England, about the safety of Wi-Fi technology for use in schools. As employers, you are responsible for providing a safe school environment; the responses below can be considered alongside the advice given to you by Public Health England (PHE). We also realise that all schools have a legal duty to safeguard children by preventing any impairment to their health and development. We believe that the information below will usefully assist you when fulfilling these legal requirements.

"SSITA strongly refutes the views expressed in this statement. "There are good reasons why schools should not use Wi-Fi equipment. Schools should not use Wi-Fi because they have a legal duty to safeguard children by preventing the impairment of children's health and development. Scientific studies have found that Wi-Fi/2.4GHz wireless signals can increase oxidative stress (which damages cells), damage DNA (which may lead to mutations, cell death or cancers), increase the proliferation of human leukaemia cells, alter human brain activity (and thus likely to affect brain development) and damage male and female fertility.

"An obvious response to the evidence of damage from RF signals published in the scientific literature, would be to investigate further with biological tests the extent to which Wi-Fi signals are causing biological damage and under what conditions these effects occur. Even though PHE/HPA advise schools throughout the UK with confidence that there is no reason why Wi-Fi should not be used in schools, they have yet to publish any of their own biological or health studies into the possible effects of Wi-Fi. We also note that the Government funding of the Peyman et al study specifically excluded any investigations into possible adverse health effects (including on well-being). Surely schools should be questioning why PHE/HPA have carried out no biological or health studies into the effects of Wi-Fi since they announced in 2007 that they would be thoroughly investigating the safety of Wi-Fi for use in schools. All the investigation did was to measure signal levels and to state that these were below ICNIRP Guidance values. . . .




Sep 29
2013

Wi-Fi in Schools: Have you Given Consent? (Victoria,BC)

We're told to trust our Health Officials; YET they have conflicts, and are strongly influenced by Industry.

" . . . It is a school board's responsibility to ensure that all decisions made regarding health and safety are free of conflicts, and certainly free of risks to our school communities.

"School Boards and their trustees have not asked parents for consent to expose their children to the risks of Wi-Fi and other wireless technologies. Neither have they shared the number of clear conflicts of interest, or admitted industry's influence on our regulatory bodies.

"A Wi-Fi Non-Consent document can be found here: http://citizensforsafetechnology.org/WiFi-NonConsent-Form-for-Use-in-Schools,72,44

"Currently, the Greater Victoria School District DPAC is undergoing a parent survey in order to provide parent input to trustees before deciding if Wi-Fi should be implemented in elementary schools.

"Submit your non-consent form to trustees and senior admin."




Aug 12
2013

Electrohypersensitivity Is Real - Huffington Post

Frank Clegg CEO, Canadians for Safe Technology (C4ST)

08/12/2013

"Recently, the Huffington Post published an article written by Michael Kruse dismissing the health effects of excess exposure to electromagnetic radiation (EMR), titled "The Disease with No Name." While I categorically refute Mr. Kruse's claims about EMR and people who live with electrohypersensitivity (EHS), I believe the bigger issue is that Mr. Kruse neglected to disclose that he is the Chairperson of an organization that produced a report claiming that EMR is not harmful to humans. This presents a clear bias.  

"I am the CEO of Canadians for Safe Technology (C4ST, formerly Citizens for Safe Technology), and the former president of Microsoft Canada. Mr. Kruse mentioned C4ST in his post, insinuating that our organization - including our spokesperson, Veronica Ciandre - is naïve and ill-educated about our mission. Our mission is clear: We want to ensure that the most accurate information is used by credible and unconflicted scientists to understand and inform Canadians of how exposure to EMR can affect them, and their loved ones. And we want the federal government to ensure that its regulations governing EMR - Safety Code 6 - are safe, and in the best interest of Canadians' health.

"Mr. Kruse's article also took issue with the recognition of EHS as a disease with a cause. Kruse cited older - 1996 and 2004 - World Health Organization (WHO) reports supportive of his position, but failed to mention the more recent comments from a globally represented scientific panel that "strongly recommends that persons with electrohypersensitivity (EHS) symptoms be classified as functionally impaired." His failure to have done so grossly misrepresents this panel's position, and misleads readers.

"In March 2012, both the Austrian Medical Association and the European Council Parliamentary Assembly recognized EHS, with the former developing treatment guidelines and the latter recommending that "particular attention" be paid to those with EHS. In December 2012, the BioInitiative 2012 Report - published by 29 highly respected health professionals from ten countries - comprehensively reviewed over 1,800 studies in the previous five years, all somehow missed by the author. The report concluded "a growing number of people worldwide have serious and debilitating symptoms that are key to various types of EMF and RFR exposure. Of this there is little doubt."

"Ignoring or hiding these findings makes it much more difficult for physicians and other health professionals to understand, diagnose, and treat EHS, and also likely dissuades sufferers from seeking much-needed treatment. The Environmental Health Clinic at Toronto's Women's College Hospital is one of the only such clinics in Canada. Founded in 1996 with funding from the Ontario government, the clinic is part of a joint clinical and research program with the University of Toronto. Here, EHS is being investigated by highly respected physicians and researchers who have competed for, and won, public funding to pursue this very real disease.

"When we talk about the consequences of the ever-increasing use of technology, it is not helpful to the debate to deny a problem exists. If there were not a problem, I would not be putting my own reputation as a technology business leader on the line, and I would not be asking C4ST's members to do the same. I would not be asking Canadians to think seriously about EMR exposure and to talk to their doctors if they start experiencing symptoms. I would not be telling everyone possible to minimize EMR exposure by keeping their devices away from their bodies (and stowing them in purses or protective covers) to best protect their long-term health. Simply put, we are using more technology with more electromagnetic radiation than ever before. C4ST is not against the use of technology; we are Canadians for Safe Technology."




Aug 3
2013

Chemical and Electrical Sensitivities Guidelines

When writing or reporting information re people with disabilities

National Center for Environmental Health Strategies, Inc.
1100 Rural Avenue
Voorhees, New Jersey 08043
(856)429-5358; (856)816-8820
ncehs@ncehs.org

August 3, 2013

Chemical and Electrical Sensitivities Addressed in Guidelines for Those Who Write or Report About People with Disabilities


The 8th edition of Guidelines: How to Write and Report About People with Disabilities and its companion poster, "Your Words, Our Image," are now available from the Research and Training Center on Independent Living (RTC/IL)  The University of Kansas.

The Guidelines brochure is intended to help writers, reporters, and others use the most accurate words and current terminology when talking about people with disabilities.

The brochure includes an updated description of "Chemical and/or electrical sensitivities" (p. 5) in its glossary of disability terms:

Chemical and/or electrical sensitivities describe chronic medical conditions characterized by neurological impairment, muscle pain and weakness, respiratory problems and gastrointestinal complaints. Reactions for those with chemical sensitivities are triggered by low-level exposure to everyday substances and products including pesticides, solvents, cleaning agents, new carpeting and adhesives, and fragrances and scented products. Electrical sensitivities are triggered by electromagnetic fields from electrical devices and frequencies. These conditions are also called toxicant-induced loss of tolerance, environmental illness or sick building syndrome. Use person with chemical intolerance or people with environmental illness. People with this condition should not be called chemophobic or described with the term idiopathic environmental intolerance.

The poster, "Your Words, Our Image," is in a Do Say/Don't Say format: Do Say "Has chemical or environmental sensitivities" Don't Say "Chemophobic."

Consider sharing these documents with the media, local officials, and others to help them understand these disabilities.

You can download copies at http://www.rtcil.org/guidelines.shtml. An order form to purchase copies of the brochure and/or poster is available at the website.

Mary Lamielle, executive director of the National Center for Environmental Health Strategies (NCEHS), worked with the RTC/IL staff on this effort and on previous RTC/IL disability projects. The National Center for Environmental Health Strategies is listed on the back cover of the brochure as an endorser.

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The National Center for Environmental Health Strategies (NCEHS) is a national, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization. For over thirty years, NCEHS has worked to protect the public health and improve the lives of people sick or disabled by chemical and environmental exposures.

For more information, please contact the National Center for Environmental Health Strategies: (856)429-5358, cell (856)816-8820; marylamielle@ncehs.org




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