Raise awareness of environmental health issues in order to better protect our children and future generations.

22 September 2012

Apple: Champion of Programmed Obsolescence

With iPhone 5, 4S would become obsolete
(Itsuo Inouye/SIPA)
The dark side of the new iPhone 5 : the programmed obsolescence of this device which has a disastrous impact on the planet. 

Apple’s iPhone 5: We Demand a Law Against Programmed Obsolescence of This Device 
by Martine Laplante, President of “Amis de la Terre” (Friends of the Earth), Le Plus du Nouvel Observateur, 13 September 2012. Edited by Lisa Beaujour working with Henri Rouillier. Translated from French.

LE PLUS. Apple unveiled its new iPhone 5 Wednesday evening during a Keynote. Yet another model, sighs the association “Amis de la Terre”, which is alarmed by the disastrous consequences for the planet of products which are everthing but lasting. 

HIGH-TECH. 13.3 million smartphones, 3.4 million tablets sold in France just in 2012! Appearing less than 5 years ago, these devices have imposed themselves on the market and into our lives. Advertised and marketed as indispensable, these electronic gadgets have an environmental impact that is inversely proportional to their size. Gold, silver, cobalt, tantalum or rare earths are necessary for their production. 

11 September 2012

Wi-Fi Risks in Schools: Letter Addressed by Barry Trower to U.K. Minister for Schools

Read this excellent letter about Wi-Fi risks in schools, written by Barry Trower, microwave expert, addressed to the Minister for Schools, United Kingdom, 13 October 2011.  

Mr Gibb, Minister For Schools.
Date: 13/10/2011
Wi-Fi Risk in Schools.



Minister,

Following our discussion last Friday, please find enclosed the letter requested.

By 1976, thousands of Government research documents existed highlighting the health dangers of below-thermal (Wi-Fi) microwave irradiation. In this year, the U.S Government advised Western Governments to... 'not enforce stringent exposure standards as this would become unfavourable for industrial output.'

This directive exists today. The U.S Government listed both physiological and neuropathological illnesses from low-level microwave irradiation.

Concerning the above radiation:

Children are more vulnerable than adults due to immature immune systems, soft bones, the blood-brain-barrier being under-developed, damage to ovarian follicles and their size ( they absorb more radiation).

10 September 2012

Mobile Phones May Trigger Alzheimer's: 2003 Study by Professor Leif Salford

Already in 2003, Swedish researcher Professor Leif Salford was saying that mobile phones “may trigger Alzheimer’s”. The researchers concluded: "We cannot exclude that after some decades of often daily use, a whole generation of users may suffer negative effects maybe already in their middle age."   Article from BBC News, 5 February 2003. 


When brain cells degenerate and die, the brain markedly shrinks in some regions.  This image shows that a person
 with Alzheimer's disease has less brain tissue (right) than a person who does not have the disease (left).
This shrinkage will continue over time, affecting how the brain functions. (source: ASPSYC1010 Wiki)

Mobile phones may trigger Alzheimer's

Mobile phones damage key brain cells and could trigger the early onset of Alzheimer's disease, a study suggests.

Researchers in Sweden have found that radiation from mobile phone handsets damages areas of the brain associated with learning, memory and movement.