Citizens for Safe Technology
Empowering the public to protect children
and nature from unsafe wireless technologies.
Wi-Fi (Wireless Fidelity) is a relatively recent innovation in our society, yet it impacts homes, schools and communities significantly.
Wi-Fi base stations operate in a similar manner to cell tower base stations, and there is a growing concern over the long-term, non-thermal biological effects of this untested technology. It has been rapidly deployed in our schools without any informed consent procedure - a short sighted and potentially disastrous course.
Schools need to be held to a higher level of safety.
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British Columbia, Canada
Sooke School District #62 (BC) has denied the appeal of three young children with an environmental intolerance, medically known as electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) . . .
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Alternet - A leading expert on health effects from cellphone radiation goes to battle against a multi-trillion-dollar industry.
"In her 2011 book Disconnect, National Book Award finalist, former senior White House health advisor and internationally regarded epidemiologist Devra Davis revealed that the cellphone industry is knowingly exposing us to dangerous levels of electromagnetic radiation. No small problem when you consider that of the roughly 7 billion people on this planet, about 6 billion of us now use mobile phones.
"In a recent analysis for theHuffington Post, Davis examined the cellphone industry's long-term strategy, devised in the early '90s, to deal with studies showing cellphone radiation damages DNA: "war-game the science." Noted in a 1994 Motorola memo, this strategy, wrote Davis, "remains alive and well" today, the latest example occurring just last month. When the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) published newly detailed documentation for its yearlong 2011 expert review--which declared cellphone radiation a "possible human carcinogen" (same as lead and DDT)--the multi-trillion-dollar cellular industry responded by citing a new dubious report out of Taiwan.
"Davis, the founding director of the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology of the U.S. National Research Council, pointed out that the online abstract concludes "with some highly unscientific language that sounds as though it was crafted for the PR section of Foxconn, the Taiwanese producer of phones for Apple, Motorola, and Sony:
'In conclusion, we do not detect any correlation between the morbidity/mortality of malignant brain tumors and cellphone use in Taiwan. We thus urge international agencies to publish only confirmatory reports with more applicable conclusions in public. This will help spare the public from unnecessary worries.'" . . . .
Lightweb Darkweb: Three Reasons To Reform Social Media Before It Re-Forms Us
"As a troubadour and tech enthusiast, as an ecology advocate and children's champion, I'm moved to comment on what I sense is an opportunity and crisis of epochal proportions: a chance to optimize the social and environmental benefits of a digitally connected global village by acting quickly to subdue the perils of that technology's shadow.
"The worldwide web of computer connection has a light side and a dark side. . . .
Marko Markov & Yuri G. Grigoriev - Moscow, Russia
This format can be used as a model for other parents who wish to present concerns to their PAC's
" . . . I understand and appreciate that those who are not sensitive have a hard time believing that this is a serious issue.
"The Surrey School District has a strong policy to protect children who have nut allergies. Children who are allergic to nuts are now given a nut-free environment at school.
"Children who are sensitive to Wi-Fi and other wireless technologies deserve no less protection. . . .
" . . . If you believe Wi-Fi is a harmless and benign technology, you are dead wrong. I know this not only from my personal experience- how it has affected my life and career as an IT professional, in that I have no choice but to do most of my work remotely from my home office- but from observing how it has affected others. I know because of all the doctors and scientists who, on an ongoing basis, are speaking out about the lack of safety of Wi-Fi, which is not being monitored for health effects, and was NEVER pre-tested before it was sold to the public.
"Some mistakes are harmless, and some mistakes have serious consequences. Use of Wi-Fi in schools will have serious health consequences down the road for many children.
"My request is simple:
"I respectfully ask you, the PAC Executive, to please send out to every parent in this school, in the body of an email, the minutes and the link to the video that was shown at that meeting. In the interest of democracy and openness, this is information that every parent has a right to know. . . .
Students Attract International Attention
"Foreign researchers are extremely excited for a biology project from five 9th grade girls.
Researchers from England, Holland and Sweden have shown great interest in the five girls' biology experiments.
"Take 400 Cress seeds and place them into 12 trays. Then place six trays in two rooms at the same temperature. Give them the same amount of water and sun over 12 days, and remember to expose half of them to mobile [Wi-Fi] radiation.
"It is a recipe for a biology test so brilliant that it has attracted international attention among acknowledged biologists and radiation experts. Behind the experiment are five girls from 9b in Hjallerup School in North Jutland, and it all started because they found it difficult to concentrate during the school day: . . .
Student Science Experiment Finds Plants Won't Grown Near Wi-Fi Router
Letter to School Board Trustees from Prof. N.R. Spogliarich of Saanich, B.C.
Subject: Bad Science Watch
With regard to the Wi-Fi debate, I would like to give you some information about Bad Science Watch and its Wi-Fi committee since the School District is referring to their report and is planning to include the link to this in the official information package for parents under Mr. Lalonde's suggestion.
All the following information was obtained from Bad Science Watch website and/or from Google:
The chair of the Wi-Fi committee, Gem Newman, BSc is the lead developer at Invenia Technical Computing. Invenia's customers are utility companies who are rolling out wireless smart meters. Committee member Adrian Powell, BSc is a software contractor. The other two members of the committee are Catrina Duffy, BSc and Ryan Gray, BSc. The "Science Advisor" is Jason Locklin, PhD student at Waterloo University, Ontario.
In addition to that, the Board of Directors of Bad Science Watch includes:
The information in this letter could be used as a template for other letters to Boards of Education
" . . . As a layman I understand Wi-Fi operates at a microwave frequency of 2.45 GHz in the electromagnetic spectrum. Microwaves are at the top end of the radio frequency part of the spectrum. Electromagnetic waves have power density measured in uW/cm2. Wi-Fi is a pulsed signal so the power density is often averaged and doesn't take into consideration the power density at the peak of the wave. Great concern exists all over the world about the biological effects of radio frequency radiation and particularly microwave radiation on all living things. . . .
Sooke School District - severe headaches triggered by Wi-Fi installed in the annex where Tyler attended school
" . . . The School Board denied Tyler's pediatrician a simple request to turn off the Wi-Fi router closest to Tyler's classrooms so he could complete Grade 2 with his friends. This despite the fact the router was not being used but was installed in HOPES of receiving computers next year. The Assistant Superintendent told us preceding our appeal in a private meeting that the router would not be turned off but would stay on 24/7 because they did not want to set a precedent. They wanted to continue with their 'multi-million dollar Technology Plan for the BC Education Plan that was moving into the 21st Century.'
"The principal of Tyler's Elementary School stated that the decision to install Wi-Fi in the school was out of her control and it was the only viable way to have Internet service in the annex. It was now a fact of life. The principal wanted nothing more to do with the request to turn off the Wi-Fi so Tyler could go back to school.
"The principal made it very clear that the teacher was not obligated to provide Tyler with homework for marking, assessment, or evaluation for him to complete Grade 2 if he was not attending school. The teacher would resume regular teaching duties when Tyler returned to school. We were dismissed.
Tyler was unable to complete Grade 2 with his friends. . . .
You Won't Believe The Effect The Internet's Having On Your Brain. Actually, You Will.
"Most of us are on the Internet on a daily basis and whether we like it or not, the Internet is affecting us. It changes how we think, how we work, and it even changes our brains.
"We interviewed Nicholas Carr, the author of, "The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains," about how the Internet is influencing us, our creativity, our thought processes, our ideas, and how we think.
CHECK OUT THE BOOK "The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains," by Nicholas Carr http://amzn.to/138qSii
"The first part of this video explores the disturbing effect the Internet has been having on our brain's ability to focus. I didn't get around to watching the second part, but it's probably more things like that about the brain and stuff. . . ."
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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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