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Jul 31
2014

Safe In School

Possible Health Consequences of Wi-Fi on Children



Apr 14
2014

Health risk from wireless technology growing: Study

The report warns against wireless in schools. Schools should provide internet access without WiFi - The Financial Express

" . . . Studies of extremely-low frequency radiation are reported to cause nervous system effects in 90 per cent of the 105 studies available in 2014.

"Genetic effects (damage to DNA) from radiofrequency radiation is reported in 65 per cent (74 of 114 studies); and 83 per cent (49 of 59 studies) of extremely-low frequency studies.

"Mobile wireless devices like phones and tablets are big sources of unnecessary biological stress to the mind and body that can chip away at resilience over time. . . .




Apr 12
2014

Mobile phone related epidemiological studies

EMF-PORTAL Hypersensitivity/well-being/subjective complaints

Click on the headline of a column to sort the specific parameter in chronologic or alphabetical order.  Click on a particular author to view the full summary.

Look at the table of EHS studies in this EMF Portal database.  It shows what the difficulty is in finding what causes EHS.  Some of the studies listed in the table are cohort studies. Their reliability is questionable because of the lack of control populations. Everywhere we all are exposed to wireless communication-emitted radiation. Since we do not know what might be the level of exposure that triggers EHS symptoms it is not possible to determine who can serve as control cohort. Furthermore, besides a diverse number of EMF sources in our environment, there is an even more diverse number of other environmental stressors that lead to serious bias in evaluation of the results. . . .




Apr 12
2014

  • Facts About Cell Phone Use 
  • The Russians Knew About This A Long Time Ago 
  • How Do Cell Phones Work?
  • Where The "Cell" In Cell Phone Comes From 
  • What Exactly Is Cell Phone Radiation?
  • Helpful Terms to Understand
  • Fewer Signal Bars Mean More Danger
  • Why Are Cell Phones Dangerous? 
  • Here's How The Harm Happens
  • Health Effects Are Linked To Electromagnetic Radiation
  • Cell Phone Radiation Affects Hormones 
  • Phone Radiation Inhibits Melatonin 
  • Melatonin Inhibits Estrogen and Cancer
  • Cell Phones Affect Male Fertility 
  • Cell Phones Disable The Blood-Brain Barrier In Two Minutes 
  • It's Like Driving While Drunk 
  • Cell Phones Radiation Is a Source of Stress 
  • and High Blood Pressure Caused By EMR
  • We Can't Escape the Radiation 
  • Cell Phones Were Never Safety Tested Before Being Sold 
  • The Cell Phone Companies Know
  • The Deadly Facts from the Cell Phone Industry's Own Study 
  • Former Motorola Research Scientist Acknowledges Radiation Problem
  • What Are SARs? Are They a Guide to Cell Phone Safety? 
  • The Truth About Headsets Bluetooth Blues 
  • Cordless Phones Are More Dangerous than Cell Phones 
  • Baby Monitors Can Harm Your Child 
  • What about Cell Phone Towers? 
  • Studies Show Adverse Health Effects from Cell Phone Towers 
  • Cell Phone Towers Placed On Schools, Fire Stations, and Church Steeples 
  • Children Have Higher Rates of Leukemia Near Broadcast Towers 
  • Living Near Cell Phone Towers Increases Neurological Symptoms 
  • Cell Phone Towers Will Affect Animals 
  • Our Communities Can't Stop Cell Phone Tower Construction 
  • Firefighters Vote to Suspend Cell Tower Construction on Fire Sites 
  • Find Out How Many Towers and Antennas Are Near Your Home
  • Effects of Cell Phone Radiation on Children are Worse Than Adults
  • Radiation Penetrates the Head of Children 
  • Heavy Absorption of Cell Phone Radiation into the Head 
  • Disney and Sprint Market Cell Phones to Children 
  • Our Children Will Be Affected Most 
  • Legal Action Against Cell Phone Companies 
  • The Cell Phone Industry Has No Insurance 
  • Verizon's New Contracts 
  • Cell Phone Industry is in a Predicament 
  • The Government's Position 
  • Lessons from History 
  • Guidelines for Protection and Prevention 
  • Minimize Exposure to Reduce Risks 
  • References




Apr 12
2014

Nova Scotia couple suing Bell Aliant re cell tower damage

Edna & Marshall Pettipas would appreciate your help - She is fighting for us all

" . . . Edna's success could have important favourable repercussions in the public interest. It is an opportunity that should be grasped. The other side with their incomparable financial resources is likely to bring witnesses, from medical and physics perspectives, who will try to negate that harm and loss could befall Edna due to cell tower radiation. To meet this challenge, more witnesses are needed for Edna's side, in the public interest. 

"Edna's lawyer has shown bravery in taking the case on contingency, i.e. he does not get paid unless he wins. That means, however, that fundraising is necessary to enable bringing international experts to testify at the trial. These witnesses' names need to be submitted to the court in a few months time, well in advance of the trial. So there is pressure to meet a deadline.

"This is an appeal for donations to enable such witnesses to attend. All donations will be used strictly towards bringing witnesses for Edna's case. Please donate now directly to Edna's Legal Fund

BACKGROUND DECEMBER 2011




Apr 10
2014

Let's Not be Clueless About Wireless (Devra Davis)

Open Letter to President Obama about Wireless Radiation - Posted April 2, 2014

" . . . The notion that the fast-developing brains of children benefit from digital devices flies in the face of what experts in neurodevelopment understand. Your pledge to put wireless in all schools for children from prekindergarten on does not rest on any proof that such technology is safe or that children actually learn better using such technology.

"While our nation excels at many things, our wireless-based Internet connection is inferior to those of a slew of other countries, including Korea, Latvia, Romania, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic -- all of which have invested in "fiber to the home" rather than wireless Internet connections. Wireless routers are costlier and less reliable and can be three to 10 times slower than wired systems that can operate at speeds of up to 1 gigabyte a second. As other technologically savvy nations appreciate, there are also important health risks posed by classrooms full of closely held wireless devices.

"Growing numbers of experts in telecommunications understand that plans to phase out wired phone lines or have energy systems rely on wireless metering are frankly ill-conceived and uneconomic. A parallel interdependent network of wired fiber-optic cables is faster, safer and more secure against criminal or terrorist attacks or wide swings in weather. It is more difficult to hack into or take down a wired network than a wireless one, especially if the latter has not been properly encrypted. Bravo to Google for recently announcing its expansion of wired services in many major cities. . . .




Apr 10
2014

SAR Values (Specific Absorption Rate)

Alcatel, Apple, Blackberry, HTC, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Panasonic, Philips, Sagem, Samsung, Siemens, Sony, Sony Ericsson

"SAR (specific absorption rate) is a measurement of how much electromagnetic radiation is absorbed by body tissue whilst using a mobile phone. The higher the SAR the more radiation is absorbed.

"In Europe, the European Union Council has adopted the recommendations made by the International Commission on Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP Guidelines 1998). These recommendations set a SAR limit of 2.0 W/kg in 10g of tissue. The UK Government has endorsed this limit (following a report by the Independent Expert Group on Mobile Phones) and the five mobile phone network operators have agreed to voluntarily adopt the ICNIRP guidelines for public exposure. All mobile phones on sale in the UK comply with this limit.

"In the United States, the Cellular Telecommunications and Internet Association (CTIA) requires all cell phones to comply with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) SAR limit of 1.6 W/kg in 1g of tissue.

  • How to reduce your exposure to phone radiation 
  • SAR Values
Wireless Exposure Simplified and Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) Test




Apr 7
2014

Health Impacts of Radio Frequency Radiation from Smart Meters

Dr. Karl Maret -The green Gazette April/May 2014

The Green Gazette

"Smart meters have been installed on our homes by utilities in many provinces and states in North America as part of a new Automated Metering Infrastructure. Unfortunately, using microwave radiating devices was a poor health choice that could have been avoided if Powerline Communications (PLC) technologies or other dedicated wired or fibre optic cables had been utilized instead. The most common smart meters transmit thousands of short bursts of powerful microwave radiation at frequencies between 902-928 MHz both day and night. In most places they are configured s part of a mesh network transmitting and retransmitting utility usage information not only from your home but also from all of your neighbours' homes. They represent the latest additional wireless microwave radiation source that burdens our population, along with the already ubiquitous exposure from cellphones, cordless phones, and Wi-Fi from wireless routers, computers, laptops, tablets, and smart phones that are now so prevalent. Microwave radiation is cumulative. Over long time periods, even low levels of microwave radiation that these devices emit can overwhelm the body's innate repair processes of damaged DNA strand breaks.

  • Research on Biological Effects of Low-level Non-thermal EMF's 
  • Key Mechanisms for the Action of Weak Electromagnetic Fields 
  • Non-Linear Response
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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 4
2014

Schools crack down on video streaming (York, Ontario)

Global National Video News Report - March 2014

One Ontario school board has decided students have crossed a line with their technology. They're streaming so much video, from sites like Netflix and YouTube, they're using up most of the district's bandwidth. Jennifer Tryon reports.




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