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Jul 11
2016

Letter to the FCC in Opposition to 5G Spectrum Frontiers

Letter to the FCC from Dr. Yael Stein MD of the Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, Israel in Opposition to 5G Spectrum Frontiers Millimeter Wave Technology

" . . . Besides higher risk of cancer, exposure to electromagnetic radiation in the radio/ microwave frequencies has been reported to affect: fertility in males and females, neurological effects on sleep quality, learning abilities and memory due to increased oxidative stress, to cause skin and gastrointestinal reactions, hypersensitivity phenomena (Electrohypersensitivity / EHS), and more . . . 

Topic: G5 millimeter wave technology (Sub Terahertz frequencies/ Sub-THz)

  • Human sweat glands as helical antennas 
  • Implications 
  • Summary of conclusions 
  • Introduction 
  • Health risks 
  • References




Jul 2
2016

Brain tumours now the most frequent form of cancer in U.S. adolescents

Ground-­breaking American study - Canadian perspective

  • Sobering statistics 
  • Time for a cancer prevention strategy for young Canadians! 
  • Safer Tech Tips 
Minimize Exposure to Radiation from Wireless Communications




Jun 11
2016

The effects of RF signals on medical implants

Gary Olhoeft, PhD, geophysicist and electrical engineer - excerpted from An Electronic Silent Spring

"I have Parkinson's Disease. In 2009, I had a Deep Brain Stimulator (DBS) implanted in my brain. It completely replaces the pharmaceuticals I took for fifteen years, which caused increasingly unpleasant side effects. My Medtronics manual says that a cell phone must be at least 20 inches away from me with a SAR of no more than 1.8. Held near my head, the phone's SAR can't be more than 0.25 for 15 minutes. Otherwise, according to Medtronics, it will cause dangerous heating of my implant. If the implant gets too hot, it will malfunction, my brain could be injured, or I could die."

"The Medtronic manual for my deep brain stimulator (implanted to ease effects of Parkinson's) lists more than sixteen pages of potential electro-magnetic interferences. . . .

 "Wireless radiation causes health problems in many ways. One that few people know about is interference with medical devices. Imagine someone with a deep brain implant or an insulin pump having to live in a home with a $$smeter. They could suffer seriously.

 "The National Institute of Health estimates that twenty-five million Americans now have implanted medical devices. Besides brain stimulators, the functioning of cardiac pacemakers, insulin pumps, cochlear implants and bone stimulators can also be disturbed by RF signals." . . .




May 30
2016

The attachment has good information re. dirty electricity caused by the switch mode power supply in smart meters.




Apr 17
2016

Danger from Electromagnetic Fields - The Lancet

J.B. Sibbison - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) 1990

"It was reported in 1990 that the draft EPA document was changed to remove the initial recommendation to classify lower frequency EMF as a "probable" human carcinogen and RF as a "possible" human carcinogen. Part of the rationale at the EPA for dealing with industrial pollutants and cancer links was that "We don't want to scare the public."

"The article in The Lancet was written by someone claiming to be the "public relations man" at the EPA."

Kit Weaver

"Government officials in Washington tend to play down or even suppress news linking industrial pollutants to cancer. When I was a public relations man at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), their rationale, as explained to me, was always the same: "We don't want to scare the public". In consequence, the average citizen must usually rely for such information on leaks to the press or the enterprise of investigative reporters. Paul Brodeur of the New Yorker magazine, for one, has been calling to public attention the association between cancer and electromagnetic fields from power lines. . .




Mar 9
2016

Brain tumours now the most frequent form of cancer in U.S. adolescents (Handout)

Ground-breaking American study - Canadian article MARCH 7, 2016

An informational flyer for parents, doctors, etc.

  • Sobering statistics
  • Time for a cancer prevention strategy for young Canadians
  • Safer Tech Tips




Feb 1
2016

" . . . The 7,500 high-powered Wi-Fi kiosks proposed for New York City are a violation of civil rights, say critics. The kiosks are to be discussed Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. at an NYU facility in Brooklyn. The event should be shifted to New York."

" . . . The kiosks violate the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York City Human Rights Law and the New York State Human Rights Law by subjecting citizens, including those with "sensitivity to electromagnetic radiation and many other medical conditions and pregnant women" to radiation, says the EMF Safety Network. 

"Sandi Maurer, director of the EMF Safety Network, said "Environmental protections are insufficient to protect public health, children and nature" from what is a "new rapidly deployed technology."

"Wireless disrupts cellular communications, damages immune and nervous systems, desynchronizes brain and heart rhythms, and causes headaches, sleep problems, tinnitus, anxiety and a host of other health problems." She refers the public to bioinitiative.org.

"City officials who authorize this scheme would be committing Public Endangerment in the Second Degree," says EMF.  

"Under NYC Human Rights Law, those with electromagnetic sensitivities and most medical conditions would not be able to heed the advice of their own physicians, it adds.  

"If a hotspot is put on the street near a home or critical institution, many people will not be able to access the sidewalk to access the building in question without getting serious symptoms and violating doctors' orders," said EMF. . . .




Jan 11
2016

Safe Baby Monitors

Magda Havas PhD - November 2015

"Are you an expectant mother or a friend that would like to purchase a present for a baby shower? Perhaps you are a grandparent that is aware of the problems associated with wireless products and are looking for something that is safe to use for a baby. SAFE Baby monitors are high on the list of items that are needed for the over worked stressed out parent. Unfortunately there is a lot of misinformation out there on "New Parenting" websites that attempt to provide high tech solutions in complete disregard to the health effects from wireless monitoring systems.

High Tech Parenting is Harming the Children

"Wireless technology has exploded in all venues and that includes the nursery. The concerned parent is now presented with a wide variety of options to remotely monitor the child and this even includes using your smart phone to check in from anywhere there is a cell phone connection. Are wireless technologies safe for your baby? For the most part, if you live in North America the answer is no. The safest solution is to just install a wired intercom but it limits the parents movement around the home. A wired intercom system that uses your power outlets to carry the signal will allow you to easily add multiple recievers around the home but they tend to be noisy in sound and they add dirty electricity. If you turn your breakers off to reduce the EMF when you sleep the intercom will not work. The tech savvy parents of today want the freedom to move about the home and back yard so wiring up the whole place is usually not an option. For busy mothers on the go, you need to suggest something portable but safe at the same time. These products are extremely hard to find. . ."




Dec 17
2015

I gave my students iPads. They stopped talking to each other.

Tablets are a portal to a million possibilities. But some teachers are asking if the benefits offset the cost.

A teacher writes about how when her third grade students were given ipads they stopped talking, or, from the sounds of it, listening. . . .

"I placed an iPad into the outstretched hands of each of my third-grade students, and a reverent, tech-induced hush descended on our classroom. We were circled together on our gathering rug, just finished with a conversation about "digital citizenship" and "online safety" and "our school district bought us these iPads to help us learn, so we are using them for learning purposes." They'd nodded vigorously, thrilled by the thought of their very own iPads to take home every night and bring to school every day. Some of them had never touched a tablet before, and I watched them cradle the sleek devices in their arms. They flashed their gap-toothed grins -- not at each other but at their shining screens.

"That was the first of many moments when I wished I could send the iPads back.




Dec 7
2015

Digital Amnesia

CBS2's Kristine Johnson reports




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