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Development expert notes alarming trend toward transhuman behavior in children.
This month's guest post is by Cris Rowan, a pediatric occupational therapist and child development expert based in British Columbia. She is the founder of Zone'In Inc.
Published on June 19, 2014 by Victoria L. Dunckley, M.D. in Mental Wealth Envisioning the future has proven to be an effective technique for those children who are obsessed with present pursuits, such as playing video games every waking minute. So, as a pediatric occupational therapist working with these young warriors, I regularly ask them "What do you want to be when you grow up?" A few years back, the response was "I want to design video games"; today, it's "I want to be ________ (a video game character)." The further and further children become immersed in the virtual world, the harder it is for them to cope with the problems and challenges of real life. Everyday life for today's child is fraught with meaningless activity, endless challenges, and people who don't do what they want. Video games are predictable, controllable, and they're an instant star. TV offers them opportunity to pretend they're someone else, seconded by Facebook, texts, and tweets. Google offers an endless stream of facts, just enough to impress attention deficit adults. The result? The desire to escape from the real world to the virtual gets stronger and stronger, as does the desire to become the false image created on Facebook, to become the TV, sports, or gaming character, to become the device, to become transhuman. Meaning "beyond human", transhuman desires are increasingly detected in children who overuse technology, and indicate a need to understand and possibly restrict technology access. When a child prefers a device to a human, there is something gravely wrong and if not addressed, will only get worse. . . .
You can read more of Cris Rowan's articles regarding how technology impacts development at www.movingtolearn.ca/articles
Letter from Dr. Hugh Scully to Toronto's Government Management Committee
" . . . As a physician leader in Canada with a great commitment to the health of Canadians, I am very concerned about the increasing evidence internationally that EMR is creating increasing health problems in our population as its use increases exponentially. This is particularly true among children and young Canadians, and teachers [and nurses] who are continuously exposed to wi-fi routers in schools [and hospitals].
"As a cardiac specialist, I am concerned that - 20%of people have detrimental cardiac rhythm sensitivity to EMR. . . .
Councillor Josh Matlow's letter proposing that Toronto implement free Wi-Fi in parks, public spaces and Business Improvement Areas (BIA's).
Autism and EMF: The connection between autism and EMF, RF and wireless devices
This is a simple overview of the most suspect environmental factors in autism and an update of a program to systematically eliminate them. All the prime suspects are man-made. Since we created the problem, we can "un-create" it and roll back the epidemic.
Constant Wireless Exposure demonstration Wi-Fi and Cordless Phones
Wireless Baby Monitor
Article includes links to references, resources, autism survey and videos
"The question to ask is not can children recover, but what are the most simple and
effective protocols for recovery? Families with autistic children are already
overburdened and overloaded on all levels. They need something simple and effective
that they can try for free.
"That protocol now exists and most children who try it improve. After everything I've done over the the last 15 years, this was the most effective, and in retrospect, if I had known about it at the beginning, I would have started with this protocol. The protocol is fairly simple and can be taught to children. The hard part is believing that it will work and changing a long held assumption that electromagnetic fields and wireless radiation are completely safe. This is something that I truly believed as an engineer and designer in Silicon Valley. It took me several years to release this tightly held assumption. . . .
Dr Dominique Belpomme, President of the Association for Research on Treatment Against Cancer (ARTC) and Founder of the European Cancer and Environment Research Institute (ECERI)
"In this Radio-Canada interview (in French) Dr. Belpomme has stated "Electrosensitivy is a Pre-Alzeheimer's state".
"We wonder, then, if this is the case, whether society is ready for the possible explosion in Alzheimer's from the progression of Electrosensitivity Syndrome (EHS), now impacts 8-10% of people in Europe and that is projected to increase significantly in the near future.
Radio Interview in French
English Summary of Radio Interview by Mieux Prevenir in Geneva, Switzerland
Key Points from Dr. Belpomme's Radio Interview Remarks:
READ ON . . .
Submission to Health Canada regarding Safety Code 6 Draft
"Prevent Cancer Now is a Canadian National group with over 5000 followers, working to eliminate preventable causes of cancer.
"Prevent Cancer Now sees that today's science indicates a high level of certainty that radiofrequency radiation from communication devices contributes to tumours. Sufficient evidence exists linking radiation from wireless communications devices to cancer, to justify Health Canada reducing the exposure standards under Safety Code 6, and taking steps to minimize exposures of the young and most vulnerable. Based on our analysis of missing information and shortcomings of the human epidemiology information relied upon by Health Canada, we make the following recommendations, addressing both Safety Code 6 and ancillary actions for the consideration of Health Canada: . . .
Dr. Andrew Goldsworthy: Is a 300 percent increase in Crohn's disease the result of our escalating exposure to wireless technologies? (June 26, 2014)
Stop Smart Meters! (UK) - London, UK - 26 June 2014
Guest Post: by Dr Andrew Goldsworthy
"You may have seen recent reports of a 300% increase in Crohn's disease, such as this article in the Independent.
"Possible explanations for the rising trend include the use of antibiotics and the availability of junk food; but corresponding evidence for these contentions are thin and do not correlate well to the time-scale of ten years. What fits better, in fact, is our increased exposure to RF/microwaves emissions, such as those from mobile phones and WiFi, which have increased dramatically over the last ten years. The likely mechanisms for harm are electromagnetically-induced inflammation, as experts such as Professor Olle Johnasson of Sweden's Karolinska Institute have pointed out on many occasions. . . .
Dr. Magda Havas
Symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) resemble those of electrohypersensitivity (EHS), which may result in, an initially, flawed diagnosis. Some individuals with MS may also have EHS and, in this case, improving electromagnetic hygiene in the home and work place may reduce severity of the neurological symptoms, as shown in this video.
June 6, 2014-Interview with Dr. Dominique Belpomme by Radio Canada on Electromagnetic Fields and Electrosensitivity
Electromagnetic Fields Likely to Cause Alzheimer's in Electrosensitive Persons
Dr. Belpomme, President of ARTAC (Association for Research on Treatment Against Cancer) is asked by the interviewer about his creation nearly three years ago of the European Cancer and Environment Research Institute (ECERI). The Institute collaborates with 15-20 European teams researching the environmental causes of not only cancer but also other diseases and disorders, including Alzheimer's and autism. . . .
William Thomas - February 21, 2013
"Next time you're on a cellphone looking up at those long lingering plumes spreading across the sky, you might decide to end that call. If you spot any cell towers, roof-mounted transmitters or high-voltage power lines within a mile of your location, you may wish to evacuate the area immediately. And once home, you will want to permanently disconnect all wireless devices, including computer routers and "always-on" portable phone cradles. Because what you see in the sky is what you breathe. And chances are you've been breathing barium for more than a decade.
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"Wi-Fi: Is It Safe?"
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