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Wi-Fi Action Kit


This Wi-Fi "Action Kit" offers an essential collection of informative, useful and active ways for parents, grandparents, teachers, caregivers and other concerned citizens to tackle the wireless issue in homes, schools and communities. 



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 1
2014

PETITION

PETITION BACKGROUND

This resolution is intended to address the concerns of citizens regarding the escalating growth of wireless radiation in British Columbia. We invite the signatures of medical health professionals and researchers who wish to join with us in bringing attention to the hazards of electromagnetic radiation. 

Hello Fellow Citizens:

As citizens of British Columbia, we have created a British Columbia Resolution on the Proliferation of Electromagnetic Radiation and we are requesting your support. The resolution is at the address below. http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/the-british-columbia-1

The purpose of the resolution is to force our Provincial Health Officer Dr. Perry Kendall to take action to implement the precautionary principle...rather than continuing on his current course of willful blindness and denial. It will ultimately be delivered to the British Columbia Provincial Health Office.

We are seeking the signatures of medical and other health professionals as well as all concerned citizens. Beneath the signature panel there is space to add comments... your comments are especially useful to us and welcomed.

We request your consideration towards signing our resolution. If you know of others that may be interested in supporting this initiative, we would appreciate you forwarding this email to them.

Thank you for your time, and good luck in fighting this fight that we must win...at any cost.

Ron Gordon Maple Ridge BC

"When injustice becomes institutionalized, resistance becomes a duty."

THE HAZARD: 

Whereas the population of the Province of British Columbia is not currently protected by effective and authoritative guidelines or regulations governing exposure to involuntary or incidental, non-thermal, electromagnetic radiation in their homes and public places, the British Columbia, Canada, organization - Citizens for Safe Technology - in collaboration with the undersigned, hereby passes the following Resolution. 

THE RESOLUTION:

  1. Guidelines and regulations to protect the population of British Columbia from the effects of all forms, frequencies and intensities of electromagnetic radiation must be immediately instituted. 
  2. The guidelines and regulations mentioned in Article 1 must be based on the findings of independent, non industry-affiliated studies which include, but are not limited to, research into the effects of low-level, non-thermal pulsed radiation; (1) 
  3. The Provincial Health Officer for British Columbia must publicly acknowledge and immediately invoke the Precautionary Principle (2) with regards to the protection of the population of the Province of British Columbia against the known and/or potential harmful acute and chronic effects of exposure to all forms, frequencies and intensities of electromagnetic radiation; and 
  4. Direct and immediate action must be taken to halt the proliferation of, and subsequently reduce, the non-consensual exposure of children and pregnant mothers to electromagnetic radiation in all areas of society, most notably through the removal of wireless internet connections in schools, libraries, and other public places.
THE EVIDENCE . . . 




Nov 17
2014

An Electronic Silent Spring

Book by Katie Singer

An Electronic Silent Spring - Facing the Dangers and Creating Safe Limits

"Society has received profound benefits from electronics. We have developed and marketed electronic technologies [that emit electromagnetic radiation (EMR)] without recognition or regulation of its effects on human health or wildlife. Katie Singer's book, An Electronic Silent Spring, and this website are dedicated to encouraging recognition that EMR can harm people and wildlife; to protective solutions for the public health and our ecosystem.

"While they operate, mobile phones, mobile phone chargers, iPads, cellular antennas, Wi-Fi, compact fluorescent lights, transformers and "smart" utility meters emit electromagnetic radiation (EMR) at frequencies and amplitudes that are not found in nature. An Electronic Silent Spring describes how wildlife and peoples' health are affected.

  1. The book reports on peer-reviewed studies that show that EMR-exposed tadpoles die, aspen tree seedlings wither, bee colonies collapse, birds crash into antennas and white stork mates fight.
  2. Signals emitted by metal detectors, "smart" utility meters, hybrid cars and other common electronics can shut off a medical implant. While the FDA regulates microwave ovens (whose signals can interfere with cardiac pacemakers), no agency regulates cell phones, which operate closer to the body, with more power and at the same frequency as a microwave oven. Geophysicist, electrical engineer and implant patient Dr. Gary Olhoeft explains the issues. 
  3. Dr. Martha Herbert, Harvard pediatric neurologist, and Cindy Sage, MA, co-editor of the BioInitiative Report, and others explain why exposing children to Wi-Fi may lead to autism. The American Academy of Pediatrics warns pregnant women and children not to use cell phones. 
  4. Federal regulations protect the engineering needs of electronic devices and telecom companies. Federal law prohibits local officials from refusing installation of a cell tower based on health or environmental concerns. The book explains federal policies, which do not recognize that EMR can harm health. 
  5. Underwriters Lloyds of London and A.M. Best advise companies not to insure against damages to health caused by wireless devices. This book presents the peer-reviewed studies underlying analysts' concerns. 
"Katie Singer's An Electronic Silent Spring also offers an extensive solutions section for policy makers, telecom and utility companies, schools, civic groups and individuals who want to reduce EMR emissions and exposure.




Oct 1
2014

WORKER SAFETY REGISTRY

Worksafe BC Form 6A
Work Safe BC Worker's Report of Injury or Occupational Disease: FORM for presentation to employer

BCTF Health and Safety 2000 and 2010
Refusal of Unsafe Work CHART
Refusal of Unsafe Work Rights and Responsibilities
Describes the process in place

SCHOOL UNIONS and POSITIONS on Wi-Fi


BCTF Resolution #140 passed March 2013
(BC Teachers Federation) Regarding accommodation of teachers with EHS in the workplace 

Position Paper Wi-Fi in Ontario Schools
(OECTA - Catholic Teachers' Union) A Position regarding Non-Ionizing Electromagnetic Radiation, including Wi-Fi, in the Workplace

L.A. Teachers' Union Resolution 2013
Union of Teachers Los Angeles- Passes Resolution to Ensure Safety from Hazardous Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) in Schools, including EMF Emissions from Wireless Technology

BCCPAC Resolution 2013
BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils' protocol and rationale concerning Wi-Fi in Schools 

BCCPAC Parents Demand Choice and Precaution 2012
News Release re BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils' vote at their 2012 AGM re Wi-Fi in Schools

LETTERS

Open Letter from the American Academy of Environmental Medicine  
The Executive Committee's letter to the Los Angeles Unified School District, March 2013

Cardiologist's Letter to School Boards re Wi-Fi in Schools
Dr Stephen Sinatra, Former Chief Cardiologist of Massachusetts Memorial Hospital and founder of the Canadian Coalition Doctors for Safe Schools

Open Letter Regarding Wi-Fi Networks in Schools 
Dr. Magda Havas of Trent University re Routers in Schools

Martha Herbert's Open Letter to Los Angeles Schools 
Wireless vs. Wired in Schools

REPORTS

Medical Advisory re Wi-Fi and Children's Health
Comprehensive two-page handout with links

BioInitiative Report 2012
Comprehensive summary of studies re adverse health effects of wireless technology 

EHS 

Talking to Your Doctor 
EHS Symptoms and awareness information for patients and doctors

VIDEO

Wi-Fi in Schools - The Facts 
Short, informative video from Australia

Brian Stein 
Electromagnetic Sensitivity Lecture in two parts

POWERPOINT PRESENTATION

POWERPOINT Wireless in Schools
53 informational slides to use in presentations re Wi-Fi in schools




Sep 27
2014

Acoustimeter Information

Instrument information and manual with technical specifications and EXAMPLE SOUND FILES

The Acoustimeter and Acousticom2 are made by Alasdair Philips of Powerwatch. This is their UK website: http://www.emfields-solutions.com/detectors/acousticom-2.asp

Another source for meters and other information in Canada is EMF Solutions.

The Acoustimeters are good basic meters that measure RF in the environment. They are not as accurate as more sophisticated meters used by reputable evaluation professionals.  

Acoustimeter   

The Acoustimeter is a versatile microwave detector. It presents RF measurements as an audio signal, with LEDs and accurate readings on an LCD screen. It also measures both the peak and average readings at the same time. It covers the spectrum from TETRA all the way up to and beyond the 5.6 GHz WiFi and WiMax frequencies, and is sensitive down to 0.02 V/m, making it a suitable instrument for those with severe electrosensitivity. 

Acousticom 2

The Acousticom 2 is the newest microwave detector. It presents RF measurements as an audio signal, with LEDs and an alarm at high levels of RF (you can also switch the sound off if you prefer to be less obvious when taking readings). With simple controls, easy to read results, but still using the same advanced microwave detector as our Acoustimeter, this instrument is perfect for those on a budget. It is smaller and lighter than the Acoustimeter, and comes in its own carry pouch.  




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 1
2014

Medical Advisory: Wi-Fi and Children's Health

Two-sided, one-page online flyer with links (first published April, 2013)

Links are provided under the headings: 

  • International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of the World Health Organization (WHO) 
  • Workers Compensation Act Occupational Health and Safety Regulation 
  • Health Canada 
  • The Council of Europe (47 Countries) Adopted Resolution 1815 (2011) 
  • The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) - 60,000 Pediatricians and Pediatric Surgeons 
  • The Austrian Medical Chamber (Osterreichische Arztekammer, OAK ) - 40,000 doctors 
  • Swiss Physicians for the Environment (MfE) 
  • The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) 
  • International Society (17 countries) of Doctors for the Environment (ISDE) and Irish Doctors Environmental Association (IDEA) recommendations
  • Interdisciplinary Society for Environmental Medicine Germany
  • Israel's Deputy Health Minister Yaakov Litzman
  • BCCPAC - The BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils
  • 2012 AGM Resolutions adopted for Parent Choice and Precaution
  • United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) 40,000 teachers and staff 2013 Resolution 
  • BC Teachers' Federation (BCTF) - 40,000 teachers 2013 Resolution




Aug 31
2014

iPads: How Safe Are Our Children?

Green Gazette (April 2014)

"Most parents don't know that children should keep their iPads away from the body and that antennas in the iPad should be turned off for children's use.

"In the past few years, iPad has become many adults' best friend and children's babysitter. It is used as a computer, eBook reader, camera, video/music player, word processor, communication device, drawing tool, game pad, and more.

"iPad contains radio transmitters and receivers. When on, iPad sends and receives radio frequency (RF) energy through its antenna. The Wi-Fi and Bluetooth antennas are located behind the screen to the left of the Home button, and behind the Apple logo... A cellular antenna is located at the top edge of iPad Wi-Fi+3G, when oriented with the Home button at the bottom."

"When ifixit.com dissected a Wi-Fi+3G iPad, they discovered not three but five antennas, including the frame of the LCD screen being a giant antenna. . . .

". . . to be sure that human exposure to RF energy does not exceed the FCC, IC, and European Union guidelines, always follow these instructions and precautions: Orient the device in portrait mode with the Home button at the bottom of the display, or in landscape mode with the cellular antenna (located under the black edge at the top of the device) away from your body or other objects..."

"This means if you don't handle the iPad exactly as instructed, the RF radiation can exceed governments' limits for human exposure. Unfortunately, most parents and teachers have no idea about this, and have never communicated the manufacturer's instructions to children who are using iPads. . . .

  • RF/EMF: 2B Possible Carcinogen 
  • 900 blasts of radiofrequency per hour 
  • Comparison between iPad and cellphone radiation 
  • Differences between the iPad and an AM/ FM radio
Thanks to The Green Gazette for publishing this article on Page 6 of their July/August 2013 publication.




Aug 31
2014

Parents for Safe Schools: FLYER

issued December 2013

  • Apple iPads: Are they safe for children? 
  • American Academy of Pediatrics Children's Health Expert Panel: Cell Phones & Wi-Fi - Are Children, Fetuses and Fertility at Risk? 
  • BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils 
  • BC Teachers' Federation - 40,000 teachers 
  • The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) 
  • 1396 Reference Links to Peer-Reviewed Studies re RF Microwave Radiation
To access links in this flyer, "download pdf" at the bottom of this page. 




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