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17 June 2018

Fitbit Was Recalled Due to Mysterious EMF Wi-Fi Symptoms, Complaints Mounting

Fitbit was recalled due to mysterious EMF wifi symptoms, complaints mounting
Posted by Erin Elizabethhealthnutnews.com, 28 May 2018

Heather Callaghan, Natural Blaze


Judging by the ubiquity of Fitbits – those faceless watches nearly every woman wears today, with or without their active wear – this activity tracker has got to be the most popular fitness item. It uses WiFi (radiation) to track people’s every step and movement, how many calories burned, miles walked, and even tells time. This information also beams out to a personal account where the user can log-in and add more health stats in order to watch goal progression.



A COMPELLING ARTICLE LINKS MYSTERIOUS EMF-RELATED SYMPTOMS LIKE RASHES, ERRATIC PULSE, NAUSEA, PAIN, HEADACHES AND DIZZINESS TO FITBIT.

Despite Recalls and Reported Side Effects in Adults, Fitbit Launches Wearables for Kids

Despite Recalls and Reported Side Effects in Adults, Fitbit Launches Wearables for Kids
By B.N. Frankactivistpost.com, 15 June 2018

Who cares if there have already been formal recalls on Fitbits based on rashes in adults and other side effects have been reported by users.

The Fitbit Ace has been designed for kids of 8 and up:

Fitbit said the Ace will motivate with customizable step, active minute and sleep goals, celebratory messages and badges, and challenges for the family, as well as for the child.

With the Fitbit app and a family account, parents will be able to review activity, and so control and manage who their children connect with and what information they see.

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The stats are also age appropriate, with no highlighted calorie intake, weight and body fat/BMI or public social features.

The company said it launched the device to help combat rising obesity rates, with the idea of making it fun to be fit.

Will We Ever Start Using “The Precautionary Principle” With WiFi Technology –Even With Our Kids?

Will We Ever Start Using “The Precautionary Principle” With WiFi Technology –Even With Our Kids?
By B.N. Frankactivistpost.com, 16 June 2018

Ian Phillips was a business executive whose job required he spend many hours on a mobile phone. After learning he had a lemon-sized tumor on his brain, he started campaigning to raise awareness about the risks of using cell phones, especially by children.


Some noteworthy statements made by Ian before his passing:

"My ear would be red when I left work at the end of the day. I didn’t think what it was doing to my brain.

"I tell people that I am convinced my cancer was caused by using my mobile up to six hours a day.

"Even my doctors won’t argue with me when I tell them how much time I was spending on it at work."

Decades of research has already proven that cell phone and WiFi radiation as well as other sources of electrical pollution (Electrosmog) is harmful to health. We have been warned about this off and on over the years.

Many of us don’t think about getting sick until it happens to us or the ones we love.

Monsanto Has Quietly, Deceitfully Changed Its Name

Monsanto Has Quietly, Deceitfully Changed Its Name
by Sean Adl-Tabatabaiyournewswire.com, 6 June 2018

Agricultural giant Monsanto is a serial killer. Since they began developing the carcinogenic glyphosate-based herbicide ‘Roundup’ in the 1970’s and GMO seeds in the 1980’s – millions of people around the world have died as a direct result of their toxic products.

Following an avalanche of lawsuits and criticism from world leaders, the agricultural giant decided to quietly change its name in an attempt to fool consumers into thinking they are no longer being exposed to their dangerous products.

On Thursday, German drugmaker and chemical company Bayer finalized its $66 billion deal to acquire Monsanto and rebrand (in name only).

Businessinsider.com reports: In a statement on Monday, Bayer said it planned to drop Monsanto’s 117-year-old title and would henceforth be known only as Bayer.

Yes, We Can Teach Our Children about Technology, But Let's Just Ban Phones in School

Yes, we can teach our children about technology, but let’s just ban phones in school
by Sonia Sodha, Opinion, The Guardian, 17 June 2018

We need to provide safe spaces where kids can learn positive online behaviours

Banning smartphone use in schools has been found to 
boost results.  LSE researchers estimate it as equivalent
to providing an extra five days of school.  
Photo:  Alamy Stock Photo
When I heard that Eton now requires its year 7s to hand in their mobile phones at bedtime, my immediate thought was I quite like the idea of a check-in, zone-out service that would confiscate my smartphone as the Love Island credits start to roll and return it in time for the 8am news bulletin. But if Eton expects its 13-year-old boarders to hand in their phones overnight, where are they the rest of the time? And why are older boys allowed to keep their phones overnight?

On schools and smartphones, I’m an enthusiastic proponent of the nanny state. After Emmanuel Macron made it a key pledge in his presidential campaign, the French government is banning mobile phones in schools altogether after September. In the UK, the decision is left to headteachers: some ban them, others take a more permissive approach.

Simon Cowell Hasn't Used His Mobile Phone for 10 Months, Says It's 'So Good for My Mental Health'

Simon Cowell hasn't used his mobile phone for 10 months, says it's 'so good for my mental health'
Michelle Castillo | @mishcastillo, cnbc.com, 3 June 2018

  • Television producer and reality show judge Simon Cowell said he hasn't used a cell phone in 10 months, he told The Daily Mail.
  • The act of unplugging has made him more focused on what's around him, Cowell said.

Simon Cowell, Getty Images
Television producer and reality TV show judge Simon Cowell hasn't used his mobile phone in almost a year — and he told a U.K.-based publication that it's "absolutely made me happier."

In an interview with the Daily Mail, Cowell — known for his work on "American Idol" and "X Factor" and his notorious on-air insults — said he used to get irritated when he had a meeting, and everyone was their phone.

"I literally have not been on my phone for ten months," the TV mogul told The Mail.

Spain : A Human Chain Demands Transparency in the Deployment of 5G in Segovia

Thank you to EMFSA for the translation into English.

A human chain demands transparency in the deployment of 5G in Segovia
By GONZALO AYUSO HIJOSA, eladelantado.com / emfsa.co.za, 16 June 2018

International experts at a scientific conference held in the city warn about the risks of exposure to electromagnetic fields for people and the environment.

The participants in the human chain passed through the arches of the
Aqueduct in a protest act that ended in Plaza Mayor. / KAMARERO
A human chain formed by dozens of people carrying posters and a scarf of 300 meters of virgin wool dyed with natural dyes, yesterday in Segovia requested transparency in the implementation process of 5G in the city, which has been chosen by Telefónica, next to Talavera de la Reina, to pioneer services with this new communications technology.

The participants started in the Plaza de Día Sanz, next to the Aqueduct, and they went in and out through the arches of the monument, demanding clarity from both Telefónica and the City Council in the deployment of the 5G. Then they marched to the Plaza Mayor where the protesters deposited shoes as a symbol of all those who are suffering due to exposure to electromagnetic fields and who have not been able to participate in this act of protest.

IQ Scores Are Falling and Have Been for Decades, New Study Finds

"It's something to do with the environment"... These environmental factors could include changes in the education system and media environment, nutrition, reading less and being online more, Rogeberg said.

IQ scores are falling and have been for decades, new study finds
by Rory Smith, CNN, 14 June 2018

Story highlights:
  • The research suggests that genes aren't what's driving the decline in IQ scores
  • "It's not that dumb people are having more kids than smart people," researcher says

(CNN)IQ scores have been steadily falling for the past few decades, and environmental factors are to blame, a new study says.

The research suggests that genes aren't what's driving the decline in IQ scores, according to the study, published Monday.

Wi-Fi Is an Important Threat to Human Health by Martin L. Pall

Wi-Fi is an important threat to human health
Martin L. Pall,
Washington State University, 638 NE 41st Avenue, Portland, OR 97232-3312, USA

Received 22 September 2017, Revised 20 January 2018, Accepted 23 January 2018, Available online 21 March 2018.


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Highlights

• 7 effects have each been repeatedly reported following Wi-Fi & other EMF exposures.
• Established Wi-Fi effects, include apoptosis, oxidat. stress &:
• testis/sperm dysfunct; Neuropsych; DNA impact; hormone change; Ca2+ rise.
• Wi-Fi is thought to act via voltage-gated calcium channel activation.
• One claim of no Wi-Fi effects was found to be deeply flawed.

Abstract

Too Much Screen Time Is Taking a Toll on Kids' Health

Too much screen time is taking a toll on kids’ health
by Rujuta Diwekar, The Times of India

A few years ago, my partner and I were looking for a centrally located hotel in Manhattan that wouldn’t cost us the world. Travel websites directed us to one right in the middle of the city with just one con — a noisy lobby as it was a popular night stay option for school trips. Ah! Kids screaming across hallways is no disturbance for us Indians, so we promptly booked it.

The next day we walked into a hotel lobby packed with more than 100 school kids and a handful of teachers. As I walked towards the elevators, I felt something amiss. And then it struck me — there was no noise. There were 100-odd kids but they weren’t talking to each other, much less screaming or running around. They were all slouching on various chairs and sofas, or against the wall, backs rounded, heads down and eyes zeroed in on their phone screens.