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Dec 20
2014

Halton Catholic District School Board trustees have requested a report from staff about the potential health dangers of wireless technology. The request was made in response to a presentation at Tuesday night's (Dec. 16) board meeting by the former president of Microsoft Canada.

 Speaking on behalf of C4ST (Canadians for Safe Technology), the non-profit, volunteer-based national coalition of experts and citizens he founded, Frank Clegg told the board his goals are to inform Canadians about what he says are the dangers of wireless technology and to work with all levels of government to create healthier communities across the country.

 Based on input from teacher federations, including the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario (ETFO), his organization is requesting the Halton Catholic board allow teachers to turn off Wi-Fi routers in their classrooms when not needed, create an education and safety program for students and teachers, post the warnings from manufacturers of wireless devices and review the "significant flaws" in Safety Code 6, Health Canada's radiofrequency exposure guidelines . . .  

"I believe there's a tremendous opportunity with the policy on Use of Technology and Digital Citizenship, to have the best of both worlds -- to have the use of technology but provide a safer environment for teachers and students," said Clegg. . . .




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 7
2014



From the Arne Naess Seminar, 18th October 2014, Oslo, Norway.

Introduction by: Einar Flydal, retired from the ICT industry, business and academia
Main presentation by: Martin L. Pall
Questions / comments from the audience

Organizers: Einar Flydal in cooperation with Arne Naess Chair in global justice and environment.

The video has English speech and Norwegian text.  Prof. Martin Pall's presentation begins at 8 min 15 sec. 

"I think this is going to be one of the major issues in the next few years. Most people are not aware of this, and the people who are mostly know the old data - and there's a lot of new [information] on this that's extremely, extremely important" ~ Prof Martin Pall, Oslo, 18 October 2014.

The following presentation, given by Professor emeritus Martin L. Pall of Washington State University, explains that governments and industry bodies claiming wireless technologies to be harmless are, tragically and verifiably, wrong.

Whilst some governments - such as those in the UK, Canada and the US - continue to hide behind "obsolete" and "out of date" thermal models set by private industry groups decades ago, eminent physicist, geneticist and cell biologist Prof. Martin L. Pall carefully explains in this brilliant presentation that pathophysiological effects from non-thermal exposures are demonstrable and the mechanisms for this harm are understood and replicable.

Pall shows us how, with an increasing preponderance of so-called 'smart' meters, 'smart' phones and other microwave-emitting technologies and infrastructure, the health of the public is in danger; that our young are the most at risk and that urgent action to protect people is now required.

Prof. Pall's extensive research over recent decades into this issue shows that:

Microwaves damage humans at levels far below present radiation limits, through mechanisms at the cellular level

These biological mechanisms can - completely or partially - be behind growing "unexplained illnesses" like sudden cardiac death, ME, weakened immune system, fibromyalgia, post-traumatic stress, and increased DNA breakage, etc.

The effects can, in principle, affect all multicellular animals, and is proven, for example, in mussels (molluscs)

You need neither New Age, tendentious science or conspiracy theories to justify this.

Some of Pall's many peer-reviewed studies on this issue are listed in the final two minutes of this presentation.

The conclusion to be drawn from these revelations is that we are now, without question, facing a new and increasingly present environmental pollutant and the time for government dilly-dallying is over. This issue carries huge implications for the environment, human health, construction and placement of cell towers, smart meters, computers in schools and care for individuals presenting with symptoms of EHS.

Prof. Pall's first article on EMFs and their role in VGCC-activation earned a place in the "Global Medical Discovery" list of the most important articles in medicine in 2013, and in this lecture he provides up-to-date information on a problem that cannot be ignored.

Please share it widely.

See more at: http://stopsmartmeters.org.uk/prof-martin-pall-how-wifi-other-emfs-cause-biological-harm/#sthash.kRdisWci.dpuf




Dec 3
2014

Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe - Electromagnetic Radiation, Health and Children 2014

founder of PHIRE (Physicians' Health Initiative for Radiation and Environment)



Dr Erica Mallery-Blythe presented an outstanding talk recently on electromagnetic fields and their possible effects at a meeting of the Physicians' Health Initiative for Radiation and Environment (PHIRE). In this talk she discussed the difficulty of assessing exposure accurately, the various known mechanistic effects of electromagnetic fields, and the varied susceptibility of human beings to different exposures of various kind. This is one of the best you'll find anywhere at the moment to learn about some of the possible effects of mobile phones, cordless phones, WiFi and tablets, and it's freely available online.

SSITAorgUK Safe Schools Information Technology Alliance 




Dec 3
2014

Safe & Smart 4 r Kids - reduce wireless radiation (2013)

general information re Wi-Fi - wifiaustralia



This video follows the Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency's advice (ARPANSA Factsheet 14 - updated June 2013) on reducing wireless radiation - and explores the implications of children using wireless devices such as iPads, at home and at school.




Dec 2
2014

Hamburg Stops Wi-Fi in Schools

Plan to install "on ice" due to danger to student health

Key words: Cell Phones, Children, Germany, Health, Precaution, RF Radiation, School, Wi-Fi

Translated from the German:

" . . . The Authority announced by the school after the summer holidays measures to equip the students three Hamburg district schools and three high schools each with tablet and notebook, are for the time being on ice. Reason is that the wireless Internet access terminals to be enabled by the wireless network WLAN. Both potential health consequences are unclear, and legal frameworks.

"Six schools replace board, textbooks, notebooks and pencils Laptop and Tablet in class," it said in May in a statement presented by Senator school Ties Rabe. During the two-year project should thus up to 1,300 students, which is about 30 percent of children and adolescents participate in these schools. . . .

"The correlation of the increase of overwork, headaches, ADHD and mental illness with the growing use of digital media is worrying," said Ulmer psychiatrist and brain researcher Prof. Manfred Spitzer. According to the state of science whose harmfulness was clear that stress could also lead to impaired concentration, in addition to sperm damage to DNA strand breaks and thus cancer.  The manufacturer, as well as the Federal Office for Radiation Protection, would already warning of a body-hugging use the equipment and require minimum distances so the doctors.  Neither school board nor health authority of the Hanseatic city could respond to such warnings . . . "

Sourced from EMF Refugee 
The International Coalition for an Electromagnetic Safe Planet (IC-ESP)
With Over 4000 Posts and Over 400,000 Views (and counting) containing articles, research studies, reports, and videos




Nov 21
2014

Parent resigns over Wi-Fi in New Zealand

Julia Hunter resigns from her school's Board of Trustees

Balclutha parent Julia Hunter believes Wi-Fi should be banned in New Zealand classrooms. She has resigned from her school's Board of Trustees. The Ministry of Education says there are no health implications for pupils. . . .




Nov 20
2014

Family Takes Refuge from Wi-Fi

Boutet - Salmon Arm Observer


" . . . "The right to have a clean environment is being taken away from us and we can't really realize it."  

Boutet took her convictions to a recent all-candidates meeting on microwave radiation, where she was asked to speak of her experiences.  

Her family moved away from the Lower Mainland to escape all the pollution from cell phone towers and Wi-Fi that spills nearly everywhere because of the density there. Her husband had to stay, though, in order to make a living.

After several moves, Boutet's family is living in the Shuswap. She was pleasantly surprised to find people here who take the issue seriously and whose homes are accessible and welcoming.  

"This is a better place for us as we have people who understand."




Nov 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 26
2014

Wi-Fi health risk? CTF says "teachers rightly concerned"

Letter to the Editor printed in October edition of ATA News (Alberta Teachers' Association)

"The Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF) has raised important questions about wireless networks and devices in schools, warning that "teachers and school communities have not been informed regarding the implementation of Wi-Fi and any inherent potential hazards." They note that "teachers are rightly concerned for their personal safety and the safety of the children in their care."

"Due to an oversight, teachers were never informed that the World Health Organization reclassified wireless frequencies as a Class 2B carcinogen in the same category as lead and DDT, which is why a Los Angeles teachers' union passed a right-to-know resolution calling for teachers to be informed when their workplace hazards have changed.

"The CTF advises a prudent approach to the use of Wi-Fi in schools given the newness of broad Wi-Fi coverage and the difficulty in controlling variables in research around its use. The Federation is calling for measures to reduce exposure, such as installing on/off switches, and appealing for resources to educate the public. The ATA has a responsibility to act now to protect teachers, students and their futures.

"Teachers can learn about how to reduce their exposure by visiting the website of Canadians for Safe Technology (C4ST), who are pushing for needed change. "

Marcey Kliparchuk,
Edmonton




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