Citizens for Safe Technology
Empowering the public to protect children
and nature from unsafe wireless technologies.
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.
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AVAAZ Community Petition
"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"
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!
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 :)
To be delivered to BC Provincial Health Office
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."
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.
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.
a work in progress
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
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
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
Talking to Your Doctor
EHS Symptoms and awareness information for patients and doctors
Wi-Fi in Schools - The Facts
Short, informative video from Australia
Electromagnetic Sensitivity Lecture in two parts
POWERPOINT Wireless in Schools
53 informational slides to use in presentations re Wi-Fi in schools
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two-sided, one-page online flyer with links (first published April, 2013)
Links are provided under the headings:
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. . . .
issued December 2013
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Citizens For Safe Technology
"Wi-Fi: Is It Safe?"
Citizens for Safe Technology is a not-for-profit educational society made up of parents, grandparents, teachers, business professionals, scientists, politicians and lawyers concerned about the exponential increase in public exposure to harmful wireless technologies.
We believe a profound urgency exists to protect the unsuspecting public, especially children, youth and pregnant mothers from unsafe wireless technologies.
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