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Jan 4
2015

Cell Phones and Health: Simple Precautions Make Sense PAMPHLET

Doctors' Advice to Patients and their Families - to download and distribute

This pamphlet reviews precautionary advice by governments to reduce your exposures to cell phone radiation. 

Prepared by physicians and neuro-surgeons: including Ronald B. Herberman, MD, PhD; Kevin O'Neill, MD, PhD; Santosh Kesari, MD, PhD; Charles Teo, MD; David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD; Anne Sasco, MD, PhD; Stephen Sinatra, MD. 

Brought to you by: 
The Global Campaign for Safer Cell Phones provides open-source resources that educate and motivate health professionals, teachers, parents, and students about simple and safer ways to use cell phones. Our multi-media toolkit can be downloaded at EHTrust.org.




Dec 20
2014

Halton Catholic District School Board trustees have requested a report from staff about the potential health dangers of wireless technology. The request was made in response to a presentation at Tuesday night's (Dec. 16) board meeting by the former president of Microsoft Canada.

 Speaking on behalf of C4ST (Canadians for Safe Technology), the non-profit, volunteer-based national coalition of experts and citizens he founded, Frank Clegg told the board his goals are to inform Canadians about what he says are the dangers of wireless technology and to work with all levels of government to create healthier communities across the country.

 Based on input from teacher federations, including the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO), his organization is requesting the Halton Catholic board allow teachers to turn off Wi-Fi routers in their classrooms when not needed, create an education and safety program for students and teachers, post the warnings from manufacturers of wireless devices and review the "significant flaws" in Safety Code 6, Health Canada's radiofrequency exposure guidelines . . .  

"I believe there's a tremendous opportunity with the policy on Use of Technology and Digital Citizenship, to have the best of both worlds -- to have the use of technology but provide a safer environment for teachers and students," said Clegg. . . .




Dec 17
2014

"Stop downplaying the health effects and cancer risks from RF EMF radiation! Please move Radio Frequency (RF) electromagnetic fields (EMFs) from Class 2b "Possible Human Carcinogen" to Class 1, "Carcinogenic to Humans" now! There is enough cancer, illness and death around the world due to these emissions in addition to an overwhelming body of science showing cancer amongst other very serious health effects, all from this ubiquitously propagated but deadly RF radiation to warrant this increase in classification! Stop playing with the planet's health and life!! Move this radiation to Class 1 now!

"Due to the relationship with survival the classification of IARC is strengthened and RF-EMF should be regarded as human carcinogen requiring urgent revision of current exposure guidelines." Dr. Lennart Hardell, Swedish Oncologist, MD PhD, Orebro University Hospital, Orebro, Sweden"

PETITION




Dec 11
2014

Internet on ipad using ethernet cable - in flightmode and Wi-Fi off

for parents and teachers for safer use of ipad. Shows how to use with Wi-Fi off



The ipad can connect to the internet using ethernet cable to any standard router or modem: You need an apple ethernet-usb adaptor, an ipad-usb adaptor and an active usb hub. Use a long usb cable so you can move around a bit.  

You get a warning which you can just dismiss, so it isn't officially supported by apple. If you use a non-apple ipad-usb adaptor you may get another warning that forces you to reinsert the cable to get connection after sleep. The cabled internet setup needs ios7 and is tested working on ipad mini, ipad air and iphone 5, it should work on all models except the oldest ipad 1 (the new models use lightning-usb adaptors, the old need 30pin-usb adaptors)

Speed is comparable with wifi and is very stable. Facetime is the only app i have found not working, while skype, snapchat, facebook and imessage are all fine!  

The second half of the video is demonstrating youtube use, where you see that if you disconnect the wire while watching a video you would be able to see the entire video if the buffer is full, otherwise the video won't resume until restarted, streaming quality is perfect!  

Shopping list:
1) ethernet-usb adaptor (only works with genuine APPLE adaptor)
2) lightning-usb adaptor (or 30pin-usb adaptor for old ipad/iphone)
3) active powered usb hub
4) long usb wire fitting the hub
5) ethernet cable to attach to your router

#1. Apple usb to ethernet adapter = http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC7... (THE AMAZON "APPLE" ADAPTOR IS FAKE http://amzn.to/10I30oY)

#2. Apple lightning to USB cable = http://store.apple.com/us/product/MD8... (PROBABLY NOT WORKING WITH THE AMAZON COPY http://amzn.to/1pAeg2y) "2b. For those using old ipads or iphones, use the 30 pin version http://store.apple.com/us/product/MC5...

#3. Powered usb hub = http://amzn.to/10I3jjM (the hub includes a 3 feet usb cable which can be used as item #4, although I suggest using a longer cable to have more space :)




Dec 9
2014

Ho, Ho, No! Why Electronic Gadgets are Not Kids' Toys

Environmental Health Trust and Grassroots Environmental Education

"With Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us, those clamoring to now stuff their kids' holiday stockings with their low priced electronic gadgets would do well to read the fine print that comes with all these toys, advises Environmental Health Trust (EHT), a group promoting safer phone use. A growing number of experts including the American Academy of Pediatrics, warns that the young brain needs more time on their parent's lap and less time on the phone's app.

"We all need to "#PracticeSafeTech," advises EHT's President, Dr. Devra Davis." What may be appropriate for adults may not be at all suitable for toddlers with their more rapidly growing brains and bodies." Would you give your child the keys to the car or a shot of whiskey just because she really wanted it?

"Thanks to low competitive pricing, what was once out of price point is now affordable. Retailers are going all out to make owning the latest mobile phones affordable with free equipment provided that parents pay long term contracts? After all, mobile phone prices have dropped or in some cases, free - making them easier to gift. "What harm could it do to youngsters to have such a cool, hot gadget--especially if they can use it to learn to read, see movies, or just stay connected with friends via social media? The answer is: plenty," advises Dr. Davis. . . .




Dec 7
2014



From the Arne Naess Seminar, 18th October 2014, Oslo, Norway.

Introduction by: Einar Flydal, retired from the ICT industry, business and academia
Main presentation by: Martin L. Pall
Questions / comments from the audience

Organizers: Einar Flydal in cooperation with Arne Naess Chair in global justice and environment.

The video has English speech and Norwegian text.  Prof. Martin Pall's presentation begins at 8 min 15 sec. 

"I think this is going to be one of the major issues in the next few years. Most people are not aware of this, and the people who are mostly know the old data - and there's a lot of new [information] on this that's extremely, extremely important" ~ Prof Martin Pall, Oslo, 18 October 2014.

The following presentation, given by Professor emeritus Martin L. Pall of Washington State University, explains that governments and industry bodies claiming wireless technologies to be harmless are, tragically and verifiably, wrong.

Whilst some governments - such as those in the UK, Canada and the US - continue to hide behind "obsolete" and "out of date" thermal models set by private industry groups decades ago, eminent physicist, geneticist and cell biologist Prof. Martin L. Pall carefully explains in this brilliant presentation that pathophysiological effects from non-thermal exposures are demonstrable and the mechanisms for this harm are understood and replicable.

Pall shows us how, with an increasing preponderance of so-called 'smart' meters, 'smart' phones and other microwave-emitting technologies and infrastructure, the health of the public is in danger; that our young are the most at risk and that urgent action to protect people is now required.

Prof. Pall's extensive research over recent decades into this issue shows that:

Microwaves damage humans at levels far below present radiation limits, through mechanisms at the cellular level

These biological mechanisms can - completely or partially - be behind growing "unexplained illnesses" like sudden cardiac death, ME, weakened immune system, fibromyalgia, post-traumatic stress, and increased DNA breakage, etc.

The effects can, in principle, affect all multicellular animals, and is proven, for example, in mussels (molluscs)

You need neither New Age, tendentious science or conspiracy theories to justify this.

Some of Pall's many peer-reviewed studies on this issue are listed in the final two minutes of this presentation.

The conclusion to be drawn from these revelations is that we are now, without question, facing a new and increasingly present environmental pollutant and the time for government dilly-dallying is over. This issue carries huge implications for the environment, human health, construction and placement of cell towers, smart meters, computers in schools and care for individuals presenting with symptoms of EHS.

Prof. Pall's first article on EMFs and their role in VGCC-activation earned a place in the "Global Medical Discovery" list of the most important articles in medicine in 2013, and in this lecture he provides up-to-date information on a problem that cannot be ignored.

Please share it widely.

See more at: http://stopsmartmeters.org.uk/prof-martin-pall-how-wifi-other-emfs-cause-biological-harm/#sthash.kRdisWci.dpuf




Dec 7
2014

EMF Health Effects Harmful Health Effects of ElectroMagnetic Radiation

Martin Blank, PhD Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics - Columbia University (EM WATCH)

Health Effects of EMF: Focus on DNA


" . . . if you watched this video, you know there IS something to worry about concerning EMF.

"Exactly WHAT are these potential health dangers? Well, let's start by talking about some of the diseases that some studies have shown can be caused by electromagnetic radiation:

Summary of Electromagnetic Health Effects

Life-threatening Diseases

  • Alzheimer's Disease 
  • Brain cancer (adult and child) 
  • Breast cancer (male and female) 
  • Depression (also leading to suicide) 
  • Heart disease 
  • Leukemia (adult and child) 
  • Miscarriage 
Other Conditions and Symptoms
  • Allergies 
  • Asthma 
  • Autism 
  • Blood pressure (raised) 
  • Concentration difficulties 
  • Depression 
  • Electro-sensitivity 
  • Fatigue 
  • Frequent infections 
  • Headaches 
  • Hormone changes 
  • Immune system damage 
  • Nerve damage 
  • Sleep disturbance 
  • Skin complaints 
  • Sperm abnormalities 
  • Tinnitus




Dec 7
2014

Harmful Health Effects of ElectroMagnetic Radiation - FOCUS ON DNA

Martin Blank, PhD Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics - Columbia University (EM WATCH)

Health Effects of EMF: Focus on DNA



" . . . if you watched this video, you know there IS something to worry about concerning EMF.

"Exactly WHAT are these potential health dangers? Well, let's start by talking about some of the diseases that some studies have shown can be caused by electromagnetic radiation:

Summary of Electromagnetic Health Effects

Life-threatening Diseases

  • Alzheimer's Disease 
  • Brain cancer (adult and child) 
  • Breast cancer (male and female) 
  • Depression (also leading to suicide) 
  • Heart disease 
  • Leukemia (adult and child) 
  • Miscarriage 
Other Conditions and Symptoms
  • Allergies 
  • Asthma 
  • Autism 
  • Blood pressure (raised) 
  • Concentration difficulties 
  • Depression 
  • Electro-sensitivity 
  • Fatigue 
  • Frequent infections 
  • Headaches 
  • Hormone changes 
  • Immune system damage 
  • Nerve damage 
  • Sleep disturbance 
  • Skin complaints 
  • Sperm abnormalities 
  • Tinnitus
EM WATCH




Dec 3
2014

Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe - Electromagnetic Radiation, Health and Children 2014

founder of PHIRE (Physicians' Health Initiative for Radiation and Environment)



Dr Erica Mallery-Blythe presented an outstanding talk recently on electromagnetic fields and their possible effects at a meeting of the Physicians' Health Initiative for Radiation and Environment (PHIRE). In this talk she discussed the difficulty of assessing exposure accurately, the various known mechanistic effects of electromagnetic fields, and the varied susceptibility of human beings to different exposures of various kind. This is one of the best you'll find anywhere at the moment to learn about some of the possible effects of mobile phones, cordless phones, WiFi and tablets, and it's freely available online.

SSITAorgUK Safe Schools Information Technology Alliance 




Dec 3
2014

Safe & Smart 4 r Kids - reduce wireless radiation (2013)

general information re Wi-Fi - wifiaustralia



This video follows the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency's advice (ARPANSA Factsheet 14 - updated June 2013) on reducing wireless radiation - and explores the implications of children using wireless devices such as iPads, at home and at school.




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