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Wi-Fi (Schools Children and Families) INTRODUCTION to TOPIC



Oct 26
2014

Our Children, Our Future, Our Responsibility

REQUEST FOR MORATORIUM ON WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES

  • Beginning With the End in Mind  
  • Be Proactive With the Health of our Children
  • WiFi Can't Be Dangerous Or How Could It Be Allowed In Public Places? 
  • World Health Organization Classifies Wireless Technologies as Class 2B Carcinogen  
  • Health Canada Issues Warning On Electromagnetic Radiation  
  • Danger of WiFi and Wireless Technologies Approved for Continuing Credits Doctors Need for Licensing in Universities across North America  
  • Report of the Standing Committee of Health - Future Generations at Risk  
  • WiFi Causes Irreparable Damage to Young Girls Eggs and Sperm Affecting All Future Generations 
  • Electrohypersensitivity (EHS) - Recognized as Disability by Canadian Human Rights Commission 
  • WiFi in Schools and Public Places - Students and Staff May Die 
  • Increase in Cardiac Arrest in Youth - Connecting the Dots 
  • SAM Method Inadequate 
  • Error Makes Safety Code Illegal and Dangerous  
  • Health Canada Fails To Investigate and Report to Provinces  
  • Other Recommendations of the Standing Committee on Health (p. 11-12) 
  • Committee Report Warns Canadians Safety Only Theoretical  
  • Government Accused of Ignoring Radiation Recommendations  
  • Health Agencies Slow to Act to Protect Citizens - Auditor General  
  • Alleged Conflict of Interest between Health Agencies & Telecommunications Companies  
  • Health Effects Include Biological Health Effects at Levels 10 000 Times Less than Safety Code 6 
  • European Community's Scientists Recommend Regular Medical Testing for Radiation Exposures 10 000 times lower than Canada's Guidelines  
  • Canada's Allowable Microwave Exposure Level Shockingly High  
  • Devastating Health Effects at Much Lower Levels than Safety Code 6  
  • Overall Health Implication and Related Disorders 
  • Genetic Damage  
  • Documentation of Adverse Health Effects 
  • Additional Studies on Adverse Health Effects from WiFi: (Wireless Technologies and Young People p. 10) 
  • WiFi Dangerous to Children and Pregnant Women 
  • Wireless Technologies Corroding Metal Infrastructure - (p.9-10) What's it doing to our kids?  
  • Wireless Technologies Prevent Kids from Releasing Heavy Metals - Linked to Autism (p. 11)  
  • Massive Increase in Mortality Rates after Analog Cell Systems Implemented  
  • Medical Facilities Use Specialized Equipment to Protect Instruments from Electromagnetic Radiation - What's Protecting Our Kids?  
  • International Agencies Agree that Standards Exclude Health Effects of Electromagnetic Frequency Radiation and Therefore Do Not Protect People  
  • Growing Number of Doctors across the World Plea for Action to Protect Children  
  • International Guidelines on WIFI Act to Protect Public Health  
  • A Comprehensive World Concerns Summary Regarding Actions in Other Countries  
  • Court Cases Support Removal of WIFI from Schools and Public Places  
  • Parents Demand Choice and Precaution 
  • Cell Phones in Schools and Public Places 
  • DECT Phone Dangers (Cordless Phones used in schools, homes and businesses)  
  • Liability Issues -Fire Hazard and Building Code Compliance  
  • Proposed Increase in Electromagnetic Pollution from Electrical Companies Harmful and Illegal 
  • Summary - A Call for Action 
  • Further Information:




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




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/

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