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Sep 15
2014

Symposium on Health Issues Associated with the Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields and Microwave Radiation

C4ST - Held for Canadian Medical Doctors and Health Care Practitioners Presented by C4ST and Women's College Hospital Toronto - September 12, 2014



C4ST Symposium information

Dr. Devra Davis 
Founder and President Environmental Trust Fund; former Professor, Department of Epidemiology and founding Director, Center for Environmental Oncology, University of Pittsburgh, Cancer Institute.

Dr. Hugh Taylor
Chair, Department of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine

Dr. Anthony Miller
Professor Emeritus, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Mr. Frank Clegg
Former President of Microsoft Canada, CEO of Canadians for Safe Technology.

Dr. Magda Havas
Associate Professor of Environmental & Resource Studies at Trent University




Sep 15
2014

Legal & Public Health Problems of the Wireless Age

Public Citizen Consumer Law and Policy Blog - Guest Post by Deborah Kopald

FULL ARTICLE

" The use of Wi-Fi and other wireless technologies has created problems. "An Open Letter to Phillips Exeter Academy about Wi-Fi", which I wrote to my alma mater, details the public health problem Wi-Fi has created and some legal ramifications of its use.

"Some people who lived too close to TV broadcast and radar towers developed symptoms of Microwave Sickness, a condition observed in military and industrial occupational settings during the Cold War. The next wave of microwave-emitting infrastructure, cell towers, lived up to the billing of their military and industry-owned cousins with subsequent studies (none were commissioned in the United States) showing elevated numbers of people within 1,500 feet experiencing symptoms of Microwave Sickness. . . 

" . . . The current proposal by the New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DOITT) to turn 7,500 payphones in New York City and 2,500 additional locations into high-powered wireless hotspots would cause the city to engage in systemic violations of its own code. The New York City Human Rights Law offers reasonable accommodation to persons with many medical conditions including pregnant women (as of January, 2014). The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) issued recommendations in 2012 stating that people with most medical conditions would benefit from avoiding electromagnetic and radiofrequency radiation exposure, and epidemiologist Devra Davis stated that pregnant women should avoid proximity to wireless routers at a press conference in New York City in June, 2014. Today, pregnant women and people with many medical conditions can assert reasonable accommodation by getting routers turned off indoors; once the hotspots, which are much higher powered than a router, are rolled out, the sidewalks will become inaccessible to some; others will not be able to follow doctors' orders if they must go to the city of New York and simply walk on a street."

[Deborah Kopald (BA, Harvard; MBA, MIT Sloan School of Management) is an environmental health and public policy consultant and author who has developed and overseen the passage of legislative initiatives and has served as a guest expert at various media outlets. In 2013, she organized and moderated The Conference on Corporate Interference with Science and Health in New York City. The conference proceedings were published in Reviews on Environmental Health.]




Sep 12
2014

Healthy Schools: A Call for Best Practices with Wireless Radiation

A Call for Best Practices with Wireless Radiation from Authorities Across the World

This document contains some really good questions and answers that might be useful at parent-teacher, or trustee meetings.

  • Children's Unique Vulnerabilities to Wireless Radiation 
  • Health Risks: An Overview of Risk  
World Health Organization Classification
Dr. Martha Herbert's Letter on Wireless in Schools
Dr. David Carpenter's Letter on Wireless in Schools 
  • Wireless Microwave Radiation in Schools 
Sources in Schools  
The Fine Print Manufacturer Warnings 
Federal Regulations and Technology Use in Schools 
  • Inadequacy of Current Exposure Guidelines to Protect Children 
  • Considerations for Schools
  • Best Practices in Schools 
  • International Precautionary Actions
  Governments  
Examples of Local Schools Pulling Out Wireless
Parent Teacher Organizations
  • Safety is Not Assured: The Call to Action 
US President's Cancer Panel, the EPA, the CDC
The Environment and Human Health Inc. Report 
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 
Associations Calling for Precautions
Medical Doctors Raise Concern 
  • Commonly Asked Questions and Answers 
  • Bibliography 
  • Research Selections for Health Effects




Sep 9
2014

MOBILIZE: Official Trailer

Mobilize is an investigative documentary that looks at the potential risks of cell phone radiation

Mobilize is an investigative documentary that explores the potential long-term health effects from cell phone radiation including brain cancer and infertility. This thought-provoking film examines the most recent scientific research and the challenges politicians face trying to pass cell phone safety legislation. Through interviews with expert researchers, major mobile associates, and prominent politicians, Mobilize presents a balanced and insightful observation about this unspoken health issue. 



Documentary/Environmental/Social Issue
84 Minutes
USA
Director/ Screenwriter: Kevin Kunze

There are 6 billion cell phones worldwide, but what do we really know about the long-term health effects from this technology? Mobilize is an investigative documentary that looks at the potential risks of cell phone radiation including cancer and infertility. This thought- provoking film examines the most recent scientific research, the challenges politicians face trying to pass precautionary legislation, and the pervasive influence cell phone companies have in our society.  

Filmed over three years, Mobilize features interviews with experts from the following organizations and universities: Apple Inc., the World Health Organization, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the National Cancer Institute, the Cellular Telecommunications Internet Association, Yale University, Harvard University, USC, UCSF, UC Berkeley, and Virgin Mobile.




Sep 9
2014

The Truth about Cell Phone Radiation - Dr. Devra Davis

Broadcast September 5, 2012 - Center For Safer Wireless

Published on Sep 5, 2012

In this, the second of upcoming posts from the Center for Wireless Safety's "Wireless Safety Summit," held October 5, 2011 in Washington, D.C., Dr. Devra Davis exposes industry efforts to suppress evidence of harm to human health from exposure to wireless radiation.




Sep 6
2014

Boil the Frog Slowly with special guest Kevin Mottus

2014 Interview on Boil the Frog Radio

Published on June 19, 2014

Special guest - Kevin Mottus, 2014 Congressional Candidate from California District 33 joins the show to share an important part of his platform - and that is to minimize radio frequency radiation exposure from all wireless devices and infrastructure to protect the health of our children.



Text taken directly from the Kevin Mottus website

THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION CLASSIFIES MICROWAVES EMITTED BY ALL WIRELESS INFRASTRUCTURE AND DEVICES AS A CLASS 2B CARCINOGEN (Smartmeters, WiFi, Cell Phones).

World Health Organization finds positive association between Wireless and Brain Cancer.  European Union recommends a BAN of all wireless from school classrooms.  Belgium bans cell phones from children due to health effects.  Instead United States maximizes our children's exposure to CARCINOGENIC, NEUROTOXIC, GENOTOXIC wireless microwaves.

Vice President BIDEN'S 44 YEAR OLD SON BEAU BIDEN LATEST VICTIM BRAIN TUMOR from wireless use. How many more innocent people have to develop tumors - Already Lebron James, Steve Jobs, Johnnie Cochran, Mark Ruffalo, Sheryl Crow, Jim Kelly?

We need to minimize our population's exposure to wireless Radio Frequency Radiation by promoting Wired vs Wireless alternatives to access the internet and phoning

We need to educate people how to minimize their exposure given their current use of wireless

We need to develop less bioactive microwave frequencies to carry data used by wireless

We need to mandate wired headsets be used with all cell phones sold to prevent brain tumors

We need to mandate wireless carries develop products which minimize users exposure to Radio Frequency Radiation exposure

We need to stop promoting wireless technology use by children and multiple device use and multiple environment and almost continuous use of wireless by many people to allow cells to recover and repair from Radio Frequency Radiation exposure.

As stated clearly in House of Representatives Bill HR 6358 The Cell Phone Right to Know Bill Introduced by Dennis Kucinich:

We need to warn our population clearly of possible health effects due to Radio Frequency Radiation emitted by wireless

We need to establish actual safety standards for wireless technology which take into account non-thermal effects and which are biologically based.

We need to fund much more independent research not funded by the wireless industry themselves examining the health effects due to Radio Frequency Radiation emitted by wireless given the extensive use of wireless by our population.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT KEVIN MOTTUS:

http://www.kevinmottus2014.com/




Sep 4
2014

Left to their own devices?

Ten reasons not to use technology for learning in grade school

Refuse to Use is a world-wide Movement by responsible and futuristic thinking parents and teachers to ban all school-based technology for children under 12 years of age, and bring back tried and true methods of teaching. The 0-12 years are formative for brain and body development, and are a fragile time when deprivation and damage can be permanent.

Four critical factors for enhancing child development, behaviour, and learning are movement, touch, connection, and nature. Technology stops children from engagement in these critical factors. Technology is sedentary, isolating, overstimulating, and results in child neglect, causing delays in child development, problematic and difficult to manage behaviours, as well as limited attention and learning ability. Teachers teach, not technology.

Join the Refuse to Use Movement by reading "Ten reasons to NOT use technology in schools for children under the age of 12 years", and signing the petition to show your support. . . .




Sep 2
2014

Mommy, Pretend I'm Playing a Game on my iPad!

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




Sep 2
2014

Mobile Phone Cancer Danger Today Tonight

Australia 21-06-2011: shows the correlation and possible links of mobile phone use and brain tumours.




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