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Oct 23
2014

Parents: Should You Nix the Wi-Fi?

Fearless Parent: Thinking for a Change - Louise Kuo Habakus

"Is anyone in your house dealing with health issues that just won't go away no matter what foods you eat, which supplements you take, or how many practitioners and therapies you run through? Is your child anxious, hyperactive, erratic, ticking, angry, foggy, forgetful, sleepless, nauseous, sluggish, dizzy, itchy, congested, or in pain? Based on the extensive evidence base and reinforced by the volume of anecdotal stories I'm hearing, it's worth trying this . . .

Headings for this article: 

  • Shut off Your Wi-Fi 
  • The body is electric. 
  • "I don't have radiation in my home!" 
  • DEVICE-O-RAMA! 
  • WE ARE BATHED IN RFR 
  • Radiation is harmful, especially to children 
  • INFERTILITY CANCER AND NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASE 
  • MYELIN DETERIORATION AND NEURONAL CONDUCTION
  • People are suffering terribly 
  • Recommendations for fearless parents 
  • MEASURE 
  • GO WIRED 
  • REDUCE 
  • DELAY 
  • GROUND AND BLOCK 
  • EDUCATE 

The author thanks Yifan Wang, Jeromy Johnson, and Devin Evert for their assistance and the benefit of their extensive research. Louise is going through iPad withdrawal. When she starts jonesing for some instant connectivity, she forces herself to ask: "Can it wait?" It almost always can.

Resources:
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  • ARTICLES 
  • BOOKS / FILMS




Oct 20
2014

"TORONTO, Oct. 20, 2014 /CNW/ -

"A survey published today shows that a hundred candidates running for school Trustee in next week's election say school Boards must reassess the safety of Wi-Fi.

"The survey, published by Canadians For Safe Technology has revealed that the safety of Wi-Fi in schools is strongly on the radar of parents and teachers across Ontario.

"Wireless technology is being adopted in our schools faster than our understanding of its possible side effects," said Howard Kaplan, Toronto District School Board Trustee for York Centre.

"There are enough teachers unions asking for caution that it's clear we must slow down and examine the safety of so many wireless devices in our schools," he said.

"Kaplan is part of the Toronto Board's Learning Technology Workforce, and is also Chair of the Health and Mental Well Being Committee for Toronto schools.

"I sit at the intersection of technology and health and there are enough warnings that we can't ignore them any more," he said. . . .

" . . . Among the suggestions from candidates is that teachers be allowed to turn off a Wi-Fi router when not in use, and that students be told about the fine-print health warnings that come with most wireless devices installed in their schools.




Oct 20
2014

Digital Dementia - Current Concerns

Dr. Manfred Spitzer: The too frequent use of digital media reduces the mental capacity of our children

by Dr. Rudolf Hansel, qualified psychologist, Lindau/Germany

  • Psychiatrist and brain researcher Manfred Spitzer warns parents and educators 
  • From digital media to digital dementia 
  • Media usage from toddler to adolescent 
  • A TV screen is neither a good babysitter nor a good teacher 
  • Early childhood television viewing, multi-tasking and attention disorders  
  • Insomnia, depression, addiction and physical consequences 
  • Computers and Internet in the classroom 
  • Media literacy as meaningful as alcohol competence 
  • Digital games affect school performance, social contacts and the relationship with parents and friends 
  • Social Networks: Facebook instead of "face to face" 
  • Media consumption in the home to be limited to the minimum




Oct 15
2014

The Baby Safe Project - Scientific Studies

Environmental Health Trust and Grassroots Environmental Education

The BabySafe Wireless Project is a joint initiative of two environmental health non-profit organizations, Grassroots Environmental Education and Environmental Health Trust. For more information, please visit the websites of the participating organizations. 

The goals of the Project have been endorsed by many of the world's leading experts in the fields of microwave radiation, brain development, obstetrics, pediatrics and public health. To read the Joint Statement on Wireless Radiation and Pregnancy and view a list of signatories, click here. Funding for this project comes from private donations and from The Flow Fund. To make a donation to the project, please email Doug Wood at daw (at) grassrootsinfo.org. The Project does not recommend products or accept corporate donations, and has no financial interest in any aspect of wired or wireless technologies.




Oct 12
2014

Symposium on Health Issues

Health issues associated with the exposure to electromagnetic fields and microwave radiation - C4ST and Women's College Hospital Toronto present: Dr. Devra Davis, Dr. Hugh S. Taylor, Dr. Magda Havas, Dr. Anthony Miller, Mr Frank Clegg

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

Worried About Wireless?


Cellphone toxicology, exposure assessment and epidemiology -- an update on reproduction and cancer

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



Fetal Radiofrequency Radiation Exposure from Cellular Telephones Affects Behaviour in Adult Mice

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



"Electrosmog and Electrosensitivity" 
Dr. Magda Havas Associate Professor of Environmental & Resource Studies at Trent University 



"Radiofrequency Fields are a Probable Human Carcinogen"
Dr. Anthony Miller, M.D., F.R.C.P. Professor Emeritus, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto 



"Health Canada's Safety Code 6"
Mr. Frank Clegg Former President of Microsoft Canada, CEO of Canadians for Safe Technology 



Panel Discussion



Symposium Overview




Oct 12
2014

LAUSD students bleeding from ear and nose, reports teacher.

Los Angeles Unified School District Wi-Fi reporting policies questioned



Published on Oct 6, 2014

In Spring of 2014, a LAUSD Middle School teacher reported that she fell seriously ill after a wireless system upgrade was installed at her school. The Johnnie Cochran Middle School teacher described her cardiac symptoms as well as students' physical symptoms during a May 28, LAUSD Board of Education, Common Core Tech Project meeting. The teacher stated, "The students are having nosebleeds and the main offices are refusing to do incident reports. I have had two seventh grade students bleeding out of their ears."




Oct 10
2014

Olle Johansson "Health effects of electromagnetic fields"

Olle Johansson at the Open Mind Conference 2014, Copenhagen.



"Health effects of electromagnetic fields" Olle Johansson is associate professor at the Experimental Dermatology Unit, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.  

"He is a leading authority in the field of EMF radiation and health effects. He has also been a professor in basic and clinical neuroscience at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

"He has published more than 650 original articles, reviews, book chapters and conference reports within the field of basic and applied neuroscience, dermatoscience and health effects of electromagnetic fields.

"His studies have been widely recognised in the media, including newspapers, radio and TV, as well as on the Internet, both nationally and internationally. He has on-going international scientific collaborations with e.g. Japan, Brazil, South Africa, Serbia, Germany, the UK and the USA.

"Olle Johansson's presentation covers the historic background of electricity and electromagnetic fields, how suspicions arose early on concerning fields and signals producing negative health effects and how this led to today's global public discussion about the subject. It will also touch upon the functional impairment electro hypersensitivity.

"The lecture will go into depth about the scientific research results regarding the health effects of electromagnetic fields and the urgent need for independent research projects that need to be initiated to ensure our public health.

"These projects should be entirely independent of all types of commercial interests as public health cannot have a price-tag. This is the responsibility of the democratically elected body of every country.

"The body of evidence on EMF requires a new approach to protection of public health; the growth and development of the fetus, and of children; and argues for strong preventative actions. These conclusions are built upon prior scientific and public health reports documenting the following:

1) Low-intensity (non-thermal) bioeffects and adverse health effects are demonstrated at levels significantly below existing exposure standards.

2) ICNIRP and IEEE/FCC public safety limits are inadequate and obsolete with respect to prolonged, low-intensity exposures.

3) New, biologically-based public exposure standards are urgently needed to protect public health world-wide.

4) It is not in the public interest to wait.

 www.openmindconference.com




Oct 10
2014

Resonance - Beings of Frequency

(documentary film) by James Russell (Official)

Comment: This may be one of the most important documentaries ever made. You will need almost 90 minutes to watch the entire film, but it is time well spent. Anyone using wireless devices should watch this film.



RESONANCE is an eye opening documentary which reveals the harm we are doing by existing in an ocean of man made wireless frequencies. 

Two billion years ago life first arrived on this planet; a planet, which was filled with a natural frequency. As life slowly evolved, it did so surrounded by this frequency. and Inevitably, it began tuning in. 

By the time mankind arrived on earth an incredible relationship had been struck; a relationship that science is just beginning to comprehend. 

Research is showing that being exposed to this frequency is absolutely integral to us. It controls our mental and physical health, it synchronizes our circadian rhythms, and it aids our immune system and improves our sense of wellbeing. 

Not only are we surrounded by natural frequencies, our bodies are filled with them too. Our cells communicate using electro magnetic frequencies. Our brain emits a constant stream of frequencies and our DNA delivers instructions, using frequency waves. Without them we couldn't exist for more than a second. 

This delicate balance has taken billions of years to perfect. But over the last 25 years the harmony has been disturbed. and disturbed dramatically. 

Mankind has submerged itself in an ocean of artificial frequencies. They are all around us, filling the air and drowning out the earth's natural resonance. 

To the naked eye the planet appears to be the same. But at a cellular level it is the biggest change that life on earth has endured; the effects of which we are just starting to see and feel. 

Mast Sanity: http://www.mastsanity.org/

Film Synopsis




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




Oct 1
2014

N. Ireland parent attempting to protect his children from Wi-Fi forcibly given psychotic drugs

includes updated links and background and information on Stephen Clarke

#freeStephenClarke

"International experts are increasingly warning about the impacts of wireless radiation exposure to all of us, especially children.

"Stephen Clarke protested Wi-Fi in his children's school in Northern Ireland. It was a peaceful protest to raise awareness to this issue.

"For doing that, he was incarcerated at a psychiatric hospital in Belfast, Northern Ireland, and is being forcibly medicated. He has been held there for over 11 weeks.

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