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30 December 2014

Swiss Re Does Not Re-insure Mobile Phones for Health Risks

Swiss Re, one of the largest re-insurance companies in the world, does not re-insure mobile phones for health risks.  Following are excerpts from its
1997 paper, "Electrosmog, a Phantom Risk", on why it will not take on health claims from cell phones.  Countries which deny health risks had better take due note of what insurance companies are saying.  See also Swiss Re slide presentation on electrosmog from 2009.
Swiss Re has rated electromagnetic fields (EMF) as the highest risk (27 on a scale from 1 to 33) on its risk table, above agents that are known carcinogens and killers such as meat infected with mad cow disease.  In a recent document, it declared, "from a prospective point of view, risk from dangers linked to EMF can be classified as an emergent risk".  Silicone implants and asbestos were once considered emergent risks and are now proven risks, costing society millions of dollars in medical expenses and legal actions.

In February 2009, the French telecoms company Bouygues Telecom, was ordered to take down a mobile phone antenna due to uncertainty about its effect on health. Residents in the commune where it was located had sued the company claiming adverse health effects from the radiation emitted by the antenna. The Versailles Court of Appeals stated that, "Considering that while the reality of the risk remains hypothetical, it becomes clear from reading the contributions and scientific publications produced in debate and the divergent legislative positions taken in various countries, that uncertainty over the harmlessness of exposure to the waves emitted by relay antennas persists and can be considered serious and reasonable."

The advocacy organization, People’s Initiative, has provided this information in its very interesting document, “The Legislator’s Guide to Warning Labels on Cell Phones and the Layman’s Guide to the Science Behind Non-Thermal Effects from Wireless Devices” which can be viewed by clicking here

View this CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) video report on cell phones and insurance companies.

27 December 2014

Florida: City Warns of Cell Phone Link to Cancer

Watch this video testimony of Jimmy Gonzalez who had tumors removed in his brain above his left ear, his left hand, and near his hip. All places where he said his phone was pressed for long periods of time. He died on 27 November 2014 at the age of 42.

City warns of cell phone link to cancer
by Janine Stanwood, Reporter, local10.com, 26 November 2012

Pembroke Pines passes resolution to warn residents of health dangers

The city of Pembroke Pines wants its residents to know that cell phones could be dangerous and linked to cancer. A newly-passed resolution was inspired by a resident who believes his brain tumor was caused by his mobile device.

"A lot of scientific data has to be done with it and the ordinance is kind of generic but it makes people aware," said Pines mayor Frank Ortis.

Pines resident Jimmy Gonzalez had tumors removed in his brain above his left ear, his left hand, and near his hip. All places where he said his phone was pressed for long periods of time.

23 December 2014

Chemtrails - The Secret War

This is an outstanding film on chemtrails produced by Antonio and Rosario Marciano, administrators of the Italian website TANKER ENEMY. The documentary analyses, in a scientific and rigorous approach, the main characteristics of this issue. The weather manipulation is only a collateral aspect of the phenomenon.

Chemtrails - The Secret War - (English translation 21 December 2014 - 61 mn.)

In September 2014, Jacques Daidié, a French activist, went to Italy and met Antonio and Rosario Marciano, well-known Italian activists against geo-engineering. The French translation is born from this meeting and has been realized by several members of the French association “Ciel voilé”, (www.cielvoile.fr). We thank him warmly and all those who have contributed to the translation: Jacques, Dominique from Avignon, Mary from Monteux, Sebastien from St Firmin in Valgaudemard and Danielle from Gap.

All our gratitude to “Sky Watch Geneva”, on Facebook, for the English translation.



21 December 2014

Nano Air Pollutants Strike a Blow to the Brain

Nano air pollutants strike a blow to the brain
by Alison Pearce Stevens, student.societyforscience.org, 17 December 2014

Illustration at right:  Nanopollutants can hijack olfactory nerve cells and enter the brain by way of the olfactory bulb. That bulb is highlighted here as a yellow netlike structure coming through the ceiling of the nasal cavity. Earlier work showed the polio virus can use the same pathway.  (Patrick J. Lynch, Medical Illustrator/Wikimedia Commons (CC by 2.5)

Scientists track super-small pollutants that are inhaled into the brain

Cough. Wheeze. Gasp!

Those sounds echo through the streets of polluted cities. Brown clouds made up of noxious gases, dust, soot and even finer particles hang over buildings and hug the ground. When outside, people can’t help but breathe it all in. And in most parts of the world, windows won’t keep these air pollutants out.

Not all large cities have air pollution like this. But in those urban areas where mountains block the wind from clearing the air, such heavily polluted conditions frequently develop. Mexico City often confronts such pollution. So does Beijing, China. And Los Angeles, Calif. With massive populations, these three cities have huge numbers of cars, buses, trucks and factories spewing pollutants into their air.

19 December 2014

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity & Human Rights

In blue, signatories to the European
Convention on Human Rights
Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity
 & Human Rights

Commentary to the European Economic and Social Committee on the  European Convention on Human Rights

by Isaac Jamieson PdD DIC RIBA ARB DipAAS BSc(Hons) Arch MinstP
http://biosustainabledesign.org/ - 2014

This document is a brief commentary on Human Rights, as related to electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS) and other conditions that may be affected as a result of exposure to manmade electromagnetic fields (EMFs). It is intended that this commentary will be of benefit to policy makers, industry and members of the general public.

The document is endorsed by the Bio-Electromagnetic Research Initiative (BEMRI); the CAVI
Society; the EM-Radiation Research Trust; Mast-Victims.org; the Physicians’ Health Initiative for
Radiation and Environment (PHIRE); Robin Des Toits; the Safe Schools Information Technology
Alliance (SSITA); and Verein für Elektrosensible und Mobilfunkgeschädigte.


13 December 2014

Interview with Frank Clegg, CEO of Canadians for Safe Technology

In this interview, Frank Clegg, former President of Microsoft Canada, was asked if he believed that electromagnetic hypersensitivity is real.

“Absolutely!” he replied. “My wife is chemically sensitive and has been to hospital a couple of times from exposure to pesticides. Over the last year or so, she’s been developing electrosensitivity. I also get emails from people who are electrosensitive. Our website’s got stories from 25 of them now. I certainly talk to a lot of them. Two of the members on our board in Quebec, are electrosensitive. One has chemical sensitivity and reacts to WiFi and smart meters and her mom became very ill as well. One of the members of our board has a son who is electrosensitive.” Clegg does not have Wi-Fi in his home.

His advice: “The most important thing people can do is get informed. Do not assume that your government has the resources to keep up with the tremendous advances in technology. You have to take responsibility to protect yourself and your family… You as a consumer need to educate yourself. Don’t rely on everyone else doing that for you. Technology can be used safely if it is used correctly. We’re Canadians for Safe Technology, not No technology.”

Interview with Frank Clegg
EMR and Health, Volume 10, no. 4, December 2014

Lyn McLean speaks with Frank Clegg, CEO of Canadians 4 Safe Technology

You were President of Microsoft Canada and now you’re CEO of an organization that promotes the risks of wireless radiation. What caused you to become concerned about this radiation?

I was approached by three different families from our local community who had cell towers right near their homes.

Petition: Asbestos: Bring Stephan Schmidheiny Before the International Criminal Court for "Crimes Against Humanity"

[Note by Blog Editor:  We have no idea why this petition is not gathering more signatures.  More than 1,900 persons have visited this post on the English blog, and 1,500 persons on the French blog!]

Please sign this petition to the Italian Government and Ministry of Justice

to bring Stephan Schmidheiny, the person directing the Eternit asbestos fiber-cement factories in many countries of the world, before the International Criminal Court in the Hague for "crimes against humanity". Although condemned to 18 years in prison by a court in Turin and a fine of 100 million Swiss francs, Schmidheiny was recently acquitted by the Court of Cassation in Rome.

François Iselin, spokesperson for CAOVA, an asbestos victims' group based in Lausanne, Switzerland, has asked me personally to support this petition. My interest in this issue is very personal. My companion, Adon, died of mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos. I have experienced first-hand the terrible suffering of people who have asbestos-related diseases.

During the recent 10th anniversary Paris Appeal symposium, organized by Professsor Dominique Belpomme, President of ARTAC (Association for Research  on Treatment Against Cancer) and ECERI (European Cancer and Environment Research Institute), he and scientists, researchers, and legal experts, including Marie-Odile Bertella-Geffroy (the French judge in charge of the asbestos affair), discussed bringing polluters before the International Criminal Court for “crimes against humanity”.

10 December 2014

Forum on the Genetic Effects of Ionizing Radiation (Geneva, 29 November 2014)

Forum on the Genetic Effects of Ionizing Radiation
IndependentWHO, 8 December 2014

On Saturday 29th November 2014 in Geneva, “Independent WHO – Health and Nuclear Power”organised, with the support of the City of Geneva, a “Scientific and Citizen Forum on the Genetic Effects of Ionising Radiation”. Six internationally renowned experts in the field (from Japan, the USA, Finland, England, and Germany) were invited to present their research. Ruth Stegassy, producer of the radio programme Terre à Terre on France Culture, chaired the event. More than 150 people attended this forum including a number of French and Swiss health professionals and journalists, as well as elected politicians, ecologists, members of health movements and associations, organisations concerned with food health, and anti-nuclear activists.

04 December 2014

Outstanding Video: Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe on Electromagnetic Radiation, Health, and Children

View this outstanding educational video featuring physician Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe, Founder of PHIRE:  the Physicians Health Initiative for Radiation and the Environment.

Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe - Electromagnetic Radiation, Health and Children 2014 (70 mn.) - 
18 November 2014

In this video, Dr. Mallery-Blythe discusses:

- Normal human physiology
- Current safety guidelines
- Mechanisms of damage via electromagnetic fields (EMFs)
- Health outcomes of EMF exposure
- Specific vulnerability of children
- Robustness of argument
- Optimizing the environment/ practical solutions

28 November 2014

Tender Clowns Against Electrosmog

"Innocenzo": Godeliève and Jonathan (with Nathanaël Morier
in the background) in full rehearsal yesterday at their
home in Ponts-de-Martel.  (Richard Leuenberger)
I attended the premier of “Innocenzo”, presented by the Piti Theater Company in Colombier and found it very enjoyable, magical, entertaining, and above all, informative about concerns regarding our exposure to electrosmog. The principal actors, Godeliève and Jonathan, are creative and talented. I admire their engagement to raise awareness of this issue among the general public, especially young children, and wish them much success in their determination to present this play to audiences in English- and French-speaking countries.

Tender Clowns Against Electrosmog
L’Impartial, 22 November 2014

Godeliève and Jonathan of the Piti Theater Company are going to present « Innocenzo » to voice concerns about electromagnetic pollution, a show based on personal experience…  "I was ill, but I didn’t know why," explains Godeliève Richard of Ponts-de-Martel. "I was no longer able to sleep and suffered dizziness and headaches…"  After a tough battle, she discovered that she was suffering from electromagnetic hypersensitivity. She developed strategies, her health was restored, but her life is complicated. How to survive being "disconnected" when Wi-Fi is everywhere?  She and her companion Jonathan Mirin live on the heights of Ponts-de-Martel.  "We don’t have Wi-Fi. The computer is wired and also the phone... There are many ways to protect one’s home when one is electrosensitive. It’s possible, but complicated."

From bees to electrosmog

27 November 2014

"Health Risk from Wireless? The Debate Is Over"

"Let us roughly suggest that EMF is responsible for two percent of health expenditure in most industrialized countries. In the case of the small country of Norway (population 5 million, with a high incidence of mobile, ICT and wireless net use), that would equal just below $1 billion US a year."

Article by Professor Olle Johansson: “Health risk from wireless? The debate is over”
posted by emily on Electromagnetic Health Blog, 1st November 2014

The following article is by Associate Prof. Olle Johansson, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, and Associate Adj. Prof. Einar Flydal, Department of Telematics, NTNU, Trondheim, Norway.

Health risk from wireless? The debate is over.by Associate Prof. Olle Johansson
and Associate Adj. Professor Einar Flydal

25 April 2014

The debate on health risks from mobiles, wireless LANs, baby calls and other wireless equipment based on microwaves, is, in fact, over – at least from a professional health and biophysics perspective.

Medical science libraries are stuffed with research reports showing awareness of the health risks for a long time – for many decades, in fact. One example of many is The Effect of Microwaves on the Central Nervous System by W. Bergman, translated from German for the Ford Motor Company research lab in 1965, equipped with references largely from the inter-war period:

Hackers Post Webcam, Security Camera, Baby Monitor Video Online

A website based in Russia is posting live footage of homes and businesses
after having used the default login credentials for thousands of cameras.
Hackers post webcam, security camera, baby monitor video online
The Associated Press, 
20 November 2014

Consumers urged to change password

A child playing in Bucheon, South Korea. An empty crib in Absecon, New Jersey. Cattle feeding in Behamberg, Austria. Footage from more than 100 countries is being streamed from bedrooms, office buildings, shops, laundromats, stables and barns.

25 November 2014

Letter from Professor Olle Johansson on Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity - 11 November 2014

"It is... clear that the industry tries to steer [persons with the functional impairment electro-hypersensitivity] towards a psychiatric/psychologic explanatory model for EHS, and away from the environment as a cause for electrohypersensitivity (as well as a cause for the various diseases associated with EMF exposure)...  It is high time to act!"

Letter from Professor Olle Johansson on Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity  
posted by emily, Electromagnetic Health Blog, 24 November 2014 

The following letter is from Associate Prof. Olle Johansson, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm.

Stockholm, November 11, 2014

Dear All on my mailing list,

As many of you already know, I had the great honour to visit the recent European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) “Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity” meeting in Brussels, November 4, 2014. [For an extensive summary of it, see

24 November 2014

Talented Cheerleader, 17, Dies After Being Diagnosed with an Inoperable Brain Tumor

Nina Poeta, a senior at Seymour High
School in Connecticut, has died from an
inoperable brain tumor, one year after
she was given the diagnosis.
“I never heard of brain cancer when I was growing up. As a medical social worker, I worked in oncology, yet never had a single brain tumor case. Now I have lost friends to cell phone related brain tumors (same area of the brain where their cell phones were held) and know others who are fighting the disease. Dr. Lennart Hardell of Sweden has conclusively linked cell phone use and increased incidence of 2 types of brain tumors after 20+ years of epidemiology.  What will it take before our gov'ts stop bowing to telecom and come clean about the real brain tumors statistics? How many will die?" (Susan Foster, EM Radiation Research Trust)

Talented cheerleader, 17, dies at home surrounded by her family a year after being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor 
by Sophie Jane Evans, for dailymailonline, 3 November 2014

· Nina Poeta, 17, went to doctors in November 2013 with severe headaches
· Referred for an MRI scan, during which medics found mass on her brain
· Due to the cancerous tumor's location, it couldn't be surgically removed
· Miss Poeta continued cheerleading while undergoing rounds of radiation
· But after year-long battle, she passed away at home at 11pm on Saturday
· She was surrounded by her mother, Dorie, father, John, and sister, Cara
· Online post: 'It is with broken hearts we share news of Nina's passing'
· Grief counselors are on hand at Seymour High School in Connecticut

A 17-year-old cheerleader who 'always had a smile on her face' has died from an inoperable brain tumor - one year after she was given the devastating diagnosis.

22 November 2014

Teenage Brain Tumor Epidemic - What Parents Don't Know About Cell Phones

Teenage Brain Tumour Epidemic – What Parents Don’t Know About Cellphones
phonescausebraincancer.com, 3 October 2014

Overuse of cellphones by children and teenagers may land them in an epidemic of brain cancer in later life. Children and teenagers have a five times greater chance of suffering from brain cancer because of their use of wireless mobile devices.

Right now, out of 10 6-year-olds, atleast 9 have a cell phone and more than 40% of primary school children also possess their very own handsets. It has been stated by scientists that excessive use of cell phones will have long term consequences. This may lead to a tumor growth in the brain at a level and frequency that is most extraordinary.

The official Mobile Telecommunications and Health Research (MTHR) Programme admits that the risks of cancer among young ones from using cell phones is of the highest priority. However, these dangers to the young have been omitted from the investigation. The World Health Organization called for a reduction in cell phone use by its owners because of its health dangers.

19 November 2014

Geo-engineering and Chemtrails: Suffolk County, Long Island

UPDATE (19 November 2014):  The spraying goes on. During a recent stay in Nassau County on Long Island, I saw chemtrails in the sky on several occasions.  View this video of the public hearing on Long Island, 11 December 2011 "Legislation to Ban Chemtrails gets Huge Public Support".  The video was posted on the Facebook Page:  Plea to Erin Brockovich for Legal Action against Chemtrails.  Yesterday, I viewed the Italian documentary, "Chemtrails:  The Secret War" which now has French subtitles.  I would ask advocates to explore the possibility of providing English subtitles to this excellent film.

Chemtrails is not a subject I would have thought of researching until I came across an article about a government meeting last December in Riverhead, Suffolk County, Long Island, New York, which is the county adjacent to Nassau where my parents lived for over 40 years. On 6 December 2011, the Suffolk County government held a public hearing on a proposal to ban aerial spraying of aluminum oxide, barium, sulfur, and other elements into the air over the county without first filing an Environmental Impact Statement with and receiving approval from the county’s Department of Health Services. Aerosol spraying operations for agriculture, and for Lyme disease, Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE), West Nile virus (WNV), and other disease vector control operations were to be exempted from the proposed ban.

Risk Management Policies and Practices Regarding Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields: Results from a WHO Survey

This blog is in the process of grouping EMF studies. We signal out this one, where Emilie van Deventer, responsible for the radiation program at WHO, is an author. We were troubled by the conclusion [below] and are awaiting comments from others on this study:  "...attention should be given to unjustified impediments in the development of RF communication technologies due to restrictions that would go beyond compliance with well-grounded health and safety requirements. Such undue restrictions would have important consequences because these technologies contribute heavily to health, economic and social development in all parts of the world, especially in less-industrialized countries and in remote areas."

Risk Management Policies and Practices Regarding Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Fields:  Results from a WHO Survey
Radiat Prot Dosimetry (2014)doi: 10.1093/rpd/ncu324First published online: November 13, 2014

This article is Open Access
1. Amit Dhungel1,*,
2. Denis Zmirou-Navier1,2 and
3. Emilie van Deventer3

18 November 2014

Letter of Associations Defending the Rights of Electrohypersensitive (EHS) People of the Countries of the European Union

Letter of Associations Defending the Rights of Electrohypersensitive (EHS) People of the Countries of the European Union to the European Economic and Social Committee.  04.11.2014 
(date of letter 22 September 2014)

European associations defending the rights of EHS people regret we cannot personally participate in this hearing, because we have had knowledge of it with very little lead time, and we have not been directly notified by the organizing committee.

THROUGH THIS LETTER WE WANT TO EXPRESS:  THAT in the last decades the rise of artificial non-ionizing electromagnetic fields experienced an exponential increase due to the widespread use of wireless technologies in both workspaces, and domestic, and generally in public spaces (mobile phone masts, WiMAX, Satellite Internet, Wi-Fi, DECT cordless phones, mobile phones ...).

17 November 2014

iPads: How Safe Are Our Children?

Most parents don't know that children should keep
their iPads away from the body and that antennas
in the iPad should be turned off for children's use.
UPDATE (12 February 2014):  We are adding to this popular post a link to a recent article on the antenna placement of different iPad models.  Remember, if the WiFi antenna is on, it emits harmful radiofrequency radiation.

"When the WiFi antenna in an iPad is turned on, it emits a burst of radiofrequency approximately every four seconds. That makes 900 blasts per hour in the child’s hands, on his lap, or at his face. This does not include any additional data signals resulting from uploading and downloading activities. Moreover, the blasts at four-second intervals occur even when the user is not accessing the Internet. In other words, even if a child is only using the iPad to draw or to play a game, he still receives 900 blasts an hour as long as the WiFi antenna is left on." 

iPads: How Safe Are Our Children?
The Green Gazette, July/August 2013

15 November 2014

"Most Diseases Are Linked to the Environment" - 10th Anniversary Symposium of the Paris Appeal

Obesity is also an environmental disease, in
 particular, caused by chemical pollutants.
© Manuel Cohen/AFP

Most diseases are linked to the environment
by Émilie Trevert, Le Point, 14 November 2014 (translated by the editor of this blog)

Ten years after the Paris Appeal, the oncologist Dominique Belpomme hopes to have pollution recognized as a « public health crime ».

Chirac’s cancer plan prompted Professor Dominique Belpomme, renowned oncologist, to be the first to open consultations in environmental medicine and to warn about the role of electromagnetic fields in various diseases such as Alzheimer’s. In 2004, along with scientists and ecologists, he launched the Paris Appeal. Ten years later, this Friday [14 November 2014] at UNESCO, an anniversary symposium will be held where Dominique Belpomme hopes to have pollution recognized as a “public health crime”.

Le Point.fr : Ten years ago, you launched the Paris Appeal, an international declaration warning of the dangers of chemical pollution (signed notably by Claude Levi-Strauss and Nobel Prize laureates François Jacob, Jean Dausset and Luc Montagnier, Nicolas Hulot...). What has changed since then?

12 November 2014

Review of film "Microwaves, Science and Lies" by Powerwatch

Dr. Robert Baan, the officer responsible for
IARC's monograph 102 on RF fields.
"Provocative documentary challenges alleged corruption in the World Health Organisation, criticising their stance on RF EMFs and health."

"Microwaves, Science and Lies
powerwatch.org.uk, 11 November 2014

Comment by Alasdair Philips:

I have just paid $5 and watched this excellent professional 93 minute documentary (in English). It is by far the best investigative over-view of the non-ionising and health debate from the 1940s to the present day. The "presenter" who appears most is Mona Nilsson, and she helps to show why the science is so distorted. There are many other people interviewed including scientists and MEPs. The film contains an amazing selection of video clips from a period of some 60 years - if you know where to look you can even see Powerwatch's Graham Lamburn and myself in some of the shots of the November 2011 Brussels SCENIHR two-day meeting on EMF and Heath. If you are interested in the subject of EMF/RF and health then this really should be a "must see film" - even if, like me, you have studied the facts and issues about it over many years. Well worth paying a small sum to support and enjoy such excellent work. The content is insightful, informative and very concerning.

28 October 2014

Excerpt from Dr. Martin Blank's Book "Overpowered"

Salon.com has placed on their site an excerpt from Dr. Martin Blank's excellent book, "Overpowered", published in March 2014.  Here is the first part.  Click here to continue reading the excerpt.

Your cellphone is killing you: What people don’t want you to know about electromagnetic fields - The industry doesn't want to admit it, but the science is becoming clearer: Sustained EMF exposure is dangerous

by Martin Blank

You may not realize it, but you are participating in an unauthorized experiment—“the largest biological experiment ever,” in the words of Swedish neuro-oncologist Leif Salford. For the first time, many of us are holding high-powered microwave transmitters—in the form of cell phones—directly against our heads on a daily basis.

Cell phones generate electromagnetic fields (EMF), and emit electromagnetic radiation (EMR). They share this feature with all modern electronics that run on alternating current (AC) power (from the power grid and the outlets in your walls) or that utilize wireless communication. Different devices radiate different levels of EMF, with different characteristics.

What health effects do these exposures have?

20 October 2014

Former Nokia CTO's Multiple Sclerosis and... Nokia's Patents to Prevent It?

Former Nokia CTO’s multiple sclerosis and… Nokia’s patents to prevent it?
by Dariusz Leszczynski, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, 20 October 2014

In my previous blog posting “Former Nokia Technology Chief: Mobile phones wrecked my health“, the story written by Anne Nikka in Finnish newspaper Satakunnan kansa, former Nokia CTO Matti Niemelä is quoted saying about his illness – multiple sclerosis (MS):

“I am a layman, not a doctor. MS is certainly caused by a number of factors, not just mobile-phone radiation. The radiation does, however, increase my MS symptoms.”

The jury is still out on whether cell phone radiation might contribute to the development of multiple sclerosis. Too few studies have been done to confirm or to dismiss the claim of causal link. However, I found an interesting twist to the story of Matti Niemelä, Nokiaand multiple sclerosis.

On June 4, 2001, journalist Reily Gregson published on RCR Wireless a story “Manufacturers own patents to cut radiation“. In it he quoted Nokia patents and their health-related reasons for for patenting radiation-reducing technologies. Here are quotes taken from Gregson’s story:

"Curing Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity" by Steven Magee: Book Review

Steven Magee:  "The thing about working in a hospital is that you get to meet a lot of people who are sick and dying. I would have many conversations with these people over the years. The consistent thing that they would repeatedly say to me is that they could not understand how they had become ill. It was always a mystery to them."

[We too are seeing friends sicken from one day to the next with serious illnesses.  They suffer periods of loss of consciousness and become partially paralyzed.  What is it in our environment causing this?]

Curing Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity – My Review
Posted by Lloyd Burrell, 18 October 2014

“I started to play around with electricity when I was thirteen years old. Around that time I got my first home computer system, which was to spark an interest in electricity and electronics. I left school at sixteen and became an apprentice electrician at the city center university research group for ten years, and I have to say that I noticed people changing during that time.

I had noticed that some of the electricians had made the electrical rooms into workshops and they spent most of their day in them. In particular, there were two electricians who used to take their breaks in these rooms and sleep against the switchgear. They had very strange personalities!

In 1987 the hospital was in the process of switching over from conventional florescent lighting to electronic florescent lighting and installing computer systems for the medical records. There were robots in the sterile areas, ultrasonic baths, high frequency induction furnaces in the laboratories, RADAR operated automatic doors, and so on. I was working with many modern devices and no one ever warned me about the toxicity of these. In fact, no one ever told me about effects, harmonic energy making electromagnetic fields on cables get very large, pulsating magnetic fields affecting the brain, electrical and electronic field emissions and to stay out of them.

18 October 2014

Former Nokia Technology Chief: Mobile Phones Wrecked My Health

Former Nokia Technology Chief: Mobile phones wrecked my health 
Posted on October 18, 2014, Between a Rock and a Hard Place

This is translation of the one of the articles published in the Finnish newspaper Satakunnan kansa. Translation provided generously by Henrik Eiriksson.

Former Nokia Boss: Mobile-Phones wrecked my health
by Anne Nikka
[English translation Henrik Eiriksson]

Nokia’s former Technology Chief, Matti Niemelä, was involved in the development the world’s first mobile phones, but fell seriously ill himself from mobile-phone microwave radiation.

In addition, he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Some studies suggest that radiation may increase the risk of even MS.


For Tampere-based Matti Niemelä, age 44, life was like in the movies when he as a young man was recruited to work for Nokia in 1997. The brilliant young man quickly advanced to become Nokia’s Chief Technology Officer for ten years, and was involved in developing the world’s first mobile phones, memory sticks and WLAN [Wi-Fi] connections.

16 October 2014

Boil the Frog Slowly Radio Interview with Kevin Mottus, 2014 Congressional Candidate from California District 33

Listen to this very informative broadcast from "Boil the Frog Slowly" radio with guest Kevin Mottus, 2014 Congressional Candidate from California District 33. He shares an important part of his platform – minimizing radio frequency radiation exposure from all wireless devices and infrastructure to protect the health of our children. (Kevin Mottus's website)

Kevin Mottus, who is a school social worker, talks about the increasing numbers of persons he has heard about who have head, neck, and face tumors most likely from excessive cell phone use, and breast cancers, including men, from keeping cell phones in shirt pockets and bras. He reminds us that the FCC Guidelines do not protect us against radiofrequency radiation, as they are based on the 30-minute exposure of a 6-foot, 220-pound adult male. The non-thermal effects of exposure are not taken into account. Furthermore, the FCC ignores the many thousands of studies on health effects dating back to the 1940’s. The FCC and wireless industry are buying time to do more studies, manufacturing science to make its gadgets and infrastructure look safe. There is a great need for independent studies which show the health effects on heavy wireless users (3-5 hours a day exposure) and cumulative exposure.

14 October 2014

Electrohypersensitivity Diagnosis and Treatment Guidelines

In this excellent article, a physician describes his diagnosis of electromagnetic hypersensitivity and discusses what we know about this functional impairment and how to diagnose and treat it. Following is an extract from the article, describing guidelines for physicians. Dr. Eberle turned to members of the group, Swiss Doctors for the Environment, and the Austrian Medical Association Guidelines for information and guidance.

What’s the diagnosis, doctor?
Scott Eberle, MD, Sonoma Medicine, Fall 2014

Guidelines for Physicians

According to the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, the number of EHS cases is on the rise. As a physician, how might you help patients who come to you with EHS symptoms?

I turn again to Europe for information and guidance. I have been in regular contact with two members of the aforementioned Swiss Doctors for the Environment, both to receive consultation about my own health situation and to gather general advice for physicians caring for patients with EHS. The following recommendations combine advice received from these experts, a review of the Austrian Medical Association guidelines, and my own experience. [Read the article for a fuller explanation of the recommendations.]...

- Take the patient’s symptoms seriously.

08 October 2014

Doctors at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and FCC Conclude Wi-Fi Networks Cause Migraine Headaches

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Doctors & FCC Conclude WiFi Networks Cause Migraine Headaches
posted by DvanL, empirenews.net,
4 September 2014

BALTIMORE, Maryland –

The ‘tin foil hat crowd’ may not be so crazy after all. Doctors at Baltimore’s Johns Hopkins School of Medicine have announced today a link between the most common high-speed Wi-Fi bandwidth frequencies and the increase of migraine headaches in people who connect wirelessly.

07 October 2014

The Electromagnetic Radiation - Melatonin - Breast Cancer Link

RE-POSTED October 2014 for Breast Cancer Awareness.

Electromagnetic radiation emitted by wireless technology inhibits the production of melatonin, one of the causes of breast cancer.

EMF Radiation: a New Cause of Breast Cancer?
by Vidya Frazier, Guest Writer for Wake Up World,
11 February 2014

According to an increasing pool of research, exposure to EMF radiation may be a contributor to rising rates of breast cancer. Scientists studying a number of possible environmental causes for the disease found that perhaps the most significant factor is the extensive amount of electromagnetic radiation from wireless devices, cell towers, and WiFi in our environment today.

Breast Cancer Epidemic

The statistics on breast cancer are alarming. The American Cancer Society states that 1 in 8 women in the US will develop breast cancer over the course of their lifetime. The chance of dying from breast cancer is about 1 in 36; death rates are higher than any other type of cancer for women, except for lung cancer. A number of men also continue to develop breast cancer.

06 October 2014

The Bees Are Dying!

To gabble or gobble?
Radiation from mobile phones and transmitter
masts is fatal to bees.
by Benjamin Seiler, www.facts-are-facts.com,
published in 2009?

Bees keep dying—wherever mobiles have become indispensable. And it’s not just the industrial countries; even developing countries are now affected. Read here about the most recent vital results that reveal how increasing electrosmog is threatening the survival of people, birds and bees and what we can do about it!

The 25 August 2009 marked the end of an era for Americans when Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy, younger brother to John and Robert, succumbed to cancer aged 77. Both his brothers were shot. Yet how “natural” was the death of the “Lion of the Senate” (as he became known for his political influence) in actual fact?

For days, American TV channels broadcast seemingly endless portraits of the three now-deceased brothers of the Kennedy clan. Only rarely in this deluge of images did viewers actually learn what killed Ted Kennedy: a brain tumour, to be precise.

Not a single journalist or commentator questioned the possible cause of cancer in these reports. And if anyone did consider it, they kept their mouths firmly shut, knowing full well the kind of avalanche it could trigger.

05 October 2014

10 Shocking Medical Conditions Caused by Gaming

Photosensitive epilepsy is a common form of epilepsy in
which seizures are triggered by visual stimuli that form
patterns in time or space, such as flashing lights, bold,
regular patterns, or regular moving patter
We know of a young man who cannot take exams in school because he can no longer write by hand.  Would you think his doctors would ask about his intense habit of gaming?

10 Shocking Medical Conditions Caused By Gaming
by Beverly Jenkins, oddee.com, 
23 November 2012

1. Playstation Thumb

Though this ailment is often called "Playstation Thumb," the condition can affect anyone who uses a game with a d-pad controller. Symptoms of “PlayStation Thumb” include numbness and tingling in the thumb and large, open blisters caused by repetitive motion that require weeks to heal.

04 October 2014

India: Dr. Devra Davis Talks About the Baby Safe Project to Protect Wombs from Radiation

U.S.-based anti-radiation expert
Dr. Devra Davis explains advantages
of using hands-free headsets with
cell phones  (Sakshi Kapoor)
Baby Safe Project to protect wombs from radiation
by Maitri Porecha, dnaindia.com, 3 October 2014

There is increasing evidence that electromagnetic radiation emitted by cell phones or cell towers can be harmful to expectant mothers and their unborn child. Eminent public health expert and published author from the US Dr Devra Davis explained that babies in the womb were susceptible to exposure from cell phones, cell phone towers or wireless internet.

Scientists at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) studied 13,000 mothers and children and found that exposure to cell phones in the wombs was associated with higher risk for behavioural problems and hyperactivity in children.

Over the last week, Davis met with the doctors of Indian Academy of Paediatrics (IAP) and KEM hospital to discuss the Baby Safe Project, an awareness movement for pregnant mothers to keep cell phones away from their wombs.

Up to 4,500 pregnant women seeking treatment at the hospital attached to the Yale University have been educated about the ill effects of radiation on the womb, since the beginning of the year under the Baby Safe Project.

30 September 2014

United States: 29 Brain Tumor Lawsuits Move Toward Trial in Washington, DC

29 brain tumor lawsuits move toward trial in Washington, DC
Arthur Firstenberg, Cellular Phone Task Force, 11 August 2014

Twenty-nine high-profile lawsuits brought by people whose brain tumors were caused by their cell phones are finally moving toward trial. Six of these cases were originally filed in 2001 and 2002. Many of the plaintiffs are no longer alive.On Friday, Judge Frederick H. Weisberg, in the D.C. Superior Court, admitted the testimony of five expert witness for the plaintiffs, and the 12- and 13-year-old cases will now move into the discovery phase. Each of the plaintiffs is asking for more than $100,000,000. There are 46 defendants including Motorola, Nokia, AT&T, Bell Atlantic, Cellular One, Cingular Wireless, SBC Communications, Verizon, Vodafone, the Telecommunications Industry Association, the IEEE, ANSI, the CTIA, and the FCC. The plaintiffs are represented by Jeffrey B. Morganroth of Morganroth & Morganroth, a law firm in Birmingham, Michigan.For over a decade the industry and the plaintiffs have played tug-of-war with the oldest cases, sending them back and forth between federal and state courts, and fighting over whether the plaintiff’s claims were preempted by the Telecommunications Act of 1996.

In 2009 the D.C. Court of Appeals, in Murray v. Motorola (982 A. 2d 764), ruled that the telecommunications companies could not be sued over brain tumors caused by cell phones manufactured after 1996. But since all of these plaintiffs had used pre-1996 phones, their lawsuits were allowed to go forward. They were also allowed to go forward on their claims that the defendants made false and misleading statements and failed to disclose information about the dangers of cell phones. These claims were brought under the D.C. Consumer Protection Procedures Act.

In December 2013 and January 2014, testimony was heard from:

DR. SHIRA KRAMER, a Maryland epidemiologist;

DR. MICHAEL KUNDI, professor of epidemiology and occupational health at the Medical University of Vienna;

DR. VINI KHURANA, a neurosurgeon and professor of neurosurgery at the Australian National University in Canberra;

DR. IGOR BELYAEV, head research scientist at the Cancer Research institute at the Slovak Academy of Science in Bratislava, Slovakia;

DR. WILHELM MOSGOELLER, professor and medical doctor at the University of Vienna Medical School’s Institute for Cancer Research;

DR. DIMITRIS PANAGAPOULOUS, founder of the Radiation Biophysics Laboratory at the University of Athens;

DR. ABRAHAM LIBOFF, professor emeritus of physics at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan; and

DR. LAURA PLUNKETT, pharmacologist and toxicologist in Houston.

On Friday, August 8, 2014, the testimony of Drs. Kramer, Khurana, and Panagopoulos was disallowed. But the testimony of Drs. Kundi, Belyaev, Mosgoeller, Liboff, and Plunkett was admitted. They will testify at trial about “general causation,” i.e. that cell phones can cause brain tumors.

The lawsuits now move into the discovery phase, in which each side is compelled to produce documents and answer questions. This is the first time that the industry has had to turn over data. There will then be a fight over the admission of the testimony of witnesses on “specific causation,” i.e. doctors and others who will testify that these specific cell phones caused these specific tumors.

Friday’s decision by Judge Weisberg allowed 13 of the cases, which have been consolidated in one action, to go forward. The other 16 cases are being tried separately, but the parties in those cases agreed to be bound by Friday’s decision.

In allowing the experts to testify, Judge Weisberg wrote:

“Federal law is the supreme law of the land, but there is no constitutional provision that says federal facts are the supreme facts of the land. Federal law can preempt state law, but it cannot preempt scientific fact. The scientific truth, whatever it may be, lies outside of the FCC’s regulations about what is “safe” or “unsafe.”


22 September 2014

iPhone 6 SAR: Radiation Levels and Separation Distance

Lines of people wait to get in the Apple store on Fifth
Avenue on 19 September 2014 in New York City.
(Photo: CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)
The minimum separation distance that the phones should be kept from the body is approximately two-tenths of an inch (5 millimeters).  The SAR values are very close to the legal limit.

iPhone 6 SAR: Radiation Levels and Separation Distance
20 September 2014

What are the SAR levels for Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus? What is the minimum body separation distance? How should the consumer use this information?

PRLog - Sep. 20, 2014 - BERKELEY, Calif. -- For both Apple iPhone 6 models, the SAR level for the head is 1.18. When using a body-worn accessory to keep the phone five millimeters from the body, the SAR level is 1.18 for the iPhone 6 and 1.19 for the iPhone 6 Plus. (1, 2) Thus, the minimum separation distance that the phones should be kept from the body is approximately two-tenths of an inch (i.e., 5 millimeters).

iPhone 6 SAR Nearly Exceeds Legal Radiation Limits for Simultaneous Rating

iPhone 6 SAR Nearly Exceeds Legal Radiation Limits for Simultaneous Rating

Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus is bigger, but bigger is absolutely no excuse for radiation exposure levels that are only .01 under the FCC’s legal limit of 1.6 watts per kilogram (W/kg).

It’s easy to dismiss Apple’s new iPhone 6 Plus as merely catching up to Android in size, but Apple is still nowhere near catching up with regards to cell phone radiation safety. The new CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, holds the same position on cell phone radiation as did the late Steve Jobs who remained in denial through to his last breath.

It’s a well known fact that the genius behind the iPhone, Steve Jobs himself, made it clear he was ” Not Interested” in having an app in the Apple app store which alerted iPhone users of excessive exposure to potentially cancer causing cell phone radiation. The company named Tawkon developed an application to measure the amount of radiation coming from your iPhone. Jobs wanted no part of it, in a twist of irony, it was cancer that took Steve Jobs from this world; he may have been a genius in many ways, but not in cancer prevention. Click here to read the email exchange between Jobs’ and Tawkon.

17 September 2014

Tablets Could Be Harming Kids' Health, Study Says

Tablets could be harming kids’ health, study says
CityNews, Toronto, 16 September 2014

They are being embraced by educators as important learning tools, but some health experts are warning that tablets and smartphones can have harmful health effects, especially on young, developing children.

Dr. Devra Davis, President of Environmental Health Trust, says microwave radiation from the devices pose significant risks to children.

“The radiation from a cellphone, which is a two-way microwave radio, gets twice as deep into the head of a child as an adult,” she said.

“Those who begin to use cellphones before the age of 20 have four to eight times more brain cancer 10 years later.”

15 September 2014

The Electrosensitive: When Waves Ravage Lives

Electrohypersensitive persons at an international gathering which took
place from 25 August to 1st September 2014 in the Gorges du Riou-Froid
(Hautes-Alpes)  (Jéromine Santo-Gammaire/France TVInfo)
"Hypersensitive persons report a strong feeling of abandonment by society. [One family, whose 12-year-old daughter is electro-sensitive, related], 'We consulted a homeopath, a neuro-pediatrician who admitted he was not competent regarding the issue, an osteopath, an acupuncturist. Our family physician advised us to see a psychologist. They did not listen. They did not take what we were saying seriously'."

The Electrosensitive: When Waves Ravage Livesby Jéromine Santo-Gammaire, francetvinfo.fr, 8 September 2014 (translated from French by the Editor of this blog)

Persons intolerant to electromagnetic waves militate for recognition of their illness and for the creation of a protected place to live. Report from the forest of the Hautes-Alpes where a number of these persons have gathered.

Attached to trees, hand-written signs request hikers and drivers to "imperatively switch off" their mobile phones. The narrow route which penetrates the forest ends in a clearing where there are groups of tents. In the center, is a large tent. It is here, in the Gorges de Riou Froid (Hautes-Alpes) that the international gathering of electrohypersensitive (EHS) persons – victims of disorders attributed to electromagnetic waves - took place from 25 August to 1st September.

13 September 2014

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS) - A Personal Case Study

"The main problem being faced by people who are suffering from EHS is that they are left in a tenuous position where there is a complete absence of government support. EHS is declared to be “not a medical diagnosis” by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and so sufferer’s symptoms are ignored by government health authorities and often misdiagnosed by the medical profession. This then can lead to the prescription of unnecessary and ineffective medication."

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS) - 
A Personal Case Study

A briefing on EHS for Health Professionals, Research Scientists, Government Officials and concerned members of the Public
by Steven Weller, Bachelor of Science, Monash University, 11 April 2014


I felt compelled to write this personal case study because through my own personal experiences I have found that there is a serious lack of understanding of what Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS), also commonly referred to as Electrosensitivity (ES), is and its cause. For some people EHS can be completely disabling and in some extreme situations can lead to hospitalisation due to aggravation of pre-existing medical condition(s), development of tachyarrhythmia, which at times can result in a loss of consciousness, and other acute effects on the neurological system.

The Cell Phone: "Intimate Friend" of Over 900 Million Indians - and a Slow Poison

Talking on Cell phone for over 24 minutes is dangerous
by Manish Upadhyay, freepressjournal.in, 10 September 2014

Indore : The device that has become intimate ‘friend’ of over 90 crore [900 million] Indians, Cell phone, could lead to brain tumor if the holder uses it for more than 24 minutes a day. But, more hazardous is radiations of mobile towers, which affects nearby residents for 24 hours.

Unfortunately, neither the residents nor the Union Government is taking any efforts towards this slow poison, whose consequences are dangerous.

The US and European countries have taken adequate measures to contain the problem but in India there is no serious move in this regard, said Dr Girish Kumar, Prof at IIT-Bombay, Department of Electrical Engineering, while talking to this correspondent. Dr Kumar is considered a crusader against hazardous effects of mobile phone and tower radiations in the form of microwaves. Dr Kumar also proved the dangerous consequences of radiation on animal kingdom through his researches. Dr Kumar, who arrived here to address a lecture, said that his researches had proved that excessive talk on cell phone is dangerous and it may lead to brain tumor.

Legal and Public Health Problems of the Wireless Age

"Notwithstanding a media blackout in the US, Americans eventually may figure out what some European governments and officials openly acknowledge; continuous exposure to certain levels of microwave radiation is impairing peoples’ health." 

Legal and Public Health Problems of the Wireless Age

Guest post by Deborah Kopald, pubcit.typepad.com, 8 September 2014

[Deborah Kopald (BA, Harvard; MBA, MIT Sloan School of Management) is an environmental health and public policy consultant and author who has developed and overseen the passage of legislative initiatives and has served as a guest expert at various media outlets. In 2013, she organized and moderated The Conference on Corporate Interference with Science and Health in New York City. The conference proceedings were published in Reviews on Environmental Health.]

The use of Wi-Fi and other wireless technologies has created problems. “An Open Letter to Phillips Exeter Academy about Wi-Fi”, which I wrote to my alma mater, details the public health problem Wi-Fi has created and some legal ramifications of its use.

Some people who lived too close to TV broadcast and radar towers developed symptoms of Microwave Sickness, a condition observed in military and industrial occupational settings during the Cold War. The next wave of microwave-emitting infrastructure, cell towers, lived up to the billing of their military and industry-owned cousins with subsequent studies (none were commissioned in the United States) showing elevated numbers of people within 1,500 feet experiencing symptoms of Microwave Sickness. (Twenty-one years ago, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) had recommended siting towers away from schools and hospitals; some municipalities used their zoning rights under the 1996 Telecom Act to create setbacks from these institutions as well as residences, places of worship and recreation areas in the name of protecting property values.)

11 September 2014

Monsanto Loses GMO Permit in Mexico - Judge Sides With the Bees

Monsanto Loses GMO Permit In Mexico – Judge Sides With The Bees
by Arjun Walia, collective-evolution.com,
27 August 2014

A number of countries around the world have now completely banned GM food and the pesticides that go with them, or have severe restrictions against them. This comes after the world has experienced a massive resistance against Monsanto and other biotech giants that manufacture GMOs and pesticides.

It’s (the resistance) also a result of numerous studies that have emerged showing the environmental and health dangers that are associated with pesticides, as well as health dangers that could be associated with GMOs.

The latest country to make headlines with regards to banning Monsanto products is Mexico, as a group of beekeepers was successful in stopping Monsanto from the planting of soybeans that are genetically modified to resist their Round-up herbicide.

09 September 2014

10 Facts About Wireless Microwave Radiation Every Parent Should Know

"Wi-Fi is a possible human carcinogen. Wi-Fi is microwave radiation. What if this radiation is proven to conclusively cause cancer a decade from now? If so, our children will have had a massive exposure since birth. As thoughtful parents, we are not comfortable playing Russian Roulette with our children's health. Why risk our children's future?"

Wi-Fi is Microwave Radiation
10 Facts Every Parent Should Know...National Association for Children and Safe Technology

FACT #1 Children absorb more of this radiation than adults.

“The average exposure from use of the same mobile phone is higher by a factor of 2 in a child’s brain and higher by a factor of 10 in the bone marrow of the skull.”

-The World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) 2011 Monograph on Radio Frequency Fields; the complete monograph is downloadable on the IARC web site.

The picture below shows how wireless radiation penetrates the brain of a five year old deeper than an adult.

FACT #2 US exposure standards do not protect children.

07 September 2014

6 Reasons Not to Buy a Smartphone

6 reasons not to buy smartphone

Smartphones can be deadly

Beyond possibly killing the planet slowly with radiation and radio waves, your smartphone could actually be an actor in your own untimely demise.

Studies have shown that mobile phones impact the behavior of bees and could be contributing to the worldwide decline of bee populations. If one of the main pollinators ceases to exist, the world's food supply will plummet. Honey bees pollinate about $15 billion worth of crops in the U.S. annually, including some of the most common fruits and vegetables such as apples, oranges, blueberries, cherries, broccoli and carrots, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council.

And humans, as the main users of cellphones, are also potentially at risk of any number of ills, from reduced sperm count to brain tumors. In 2011, scientists from the World Health Organization declared that mobile phones are potentially carcinogenic.

05 September 2014

Sleeping With the Enemy? Why Smartphones Might Not Make the Best Bedfellows

Sleeping with the enemy? Why smartphones might not make the best bedfellows...
Rhodri Marsden, independent.co.uk,
27 August 2014

A couple of months ago I discovered a sleeping aid that seemed to work. A 30-minute audio recording on YouTube of someone reenacting a mundane spa treatment turned out to have unique tranquillising properties – I still haven't got even halfway through without falling asleep.

If I wake up in the middle of the night, I reach for my phone, stick it on again and within 15 minutes I'm out like a light. As a consequence, my phone has become an essential overnight companion, lying on my bed or close by, within reach and within earshot. Which would be the happy end to a scintillating tale featuring me as the peacefully slumbering hero, were it not for the fact that having a phone as your night-time pal appears to be a very bad idea.

04 September 2014

10 Reasons Not to Use Technology for Learning in Grade School

Left to their own devices?
Cris Rowan, mercatornet.com,
1st September 2014

Ten reasons not to use technology for learning in grade school.

Refuse to Use is a world-wide Movement by responsible and futuristic thinking parents and teachers to ban all school-based technology for children under 12 years of age, and bring back tried and true methods of teaching. The 0-12 years are formative for brain and body development, and are a fragile time when deprivation and damage can be permanent.

Four critical factors for enhancing child development, behaviour, and learning are movement, touch, connection, and nature. Technology stops children from engagement in these critical factors. Technology is sedentary, isolating, overstimulating, and results in child neglect, causing delays in child development, problematic and difficult to manage behaviours, as well as limited attention and learning ability. Teachers teach, not technology. Join the Refuse to Use Movement by reading “Ten reasons to NOT use technology in schools for children under the age of 12 years”, and signing the petition to show your support.

02 September 2014

Are Bluetooth Headsets Safe?

Are Bluetooth Headsets Safe?
by Alex A. Kecskes, care2.com,
30 August 2014

Bluetooth headsets are now used with cellphones, keyboards, printers, personal digital assistants (PDAs), personal media players, GPS, gaming equipment, the list goes on and on—over 6,000 products. But are they safe? A growing body of evidence suggests they may be damaging your body.

Your Head’s a Great Antenna

Your head is an ideal EMF (ElectroMagnetic Frequency) antenna. The blood vessels in your brain are low resistance pathways filled with conductive, salty fluids. The same holds true for your cell membranes, which may have a high resistance to direct current, but freely allow radio‐frequencies to enter. So while using a Bluetooth may significantly reduce the amount of radiation you pump into your head—compared to placing a cell phone next to your ear—there are still safety concerns. First, there’s the matter of power output. Bluetooth headsets basically come in three power output ranges. Most manufactures are gun-shy about including the power output in their specifications, but many will indicate the effective transmission range, which gives you a clue as to how much radiation they pump into your head. These transmission ranges fall roughly into 100 meters (330 feet), 10 meters (33 feet) and less than 10 meters. Opt for the “less than 10 meters” brands and just stay closer to your main device.

31 August 2014

Northern Ireland Parent Attempting to Protect His Children from Wi-Fi Forcibly Given Psychotic Drugs

You will never read this story in the mainstream media... Please contact the authorities to request Mr. Clarke's release from the psychiatric hospital.

N. Ireland parent attempting to protect his children from Wi-Fi forcibly given psychotic drugs — #freeStephenClarke
Posted on August 28, 2014, smartmeterharm.org

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.

30 August 2014

Cell Phone Addiction Is 'An Increasingly Realistic Possibility', Baylor Study of College Students Reveals

Women college students spend 10 hours daily on their
cell phones, Baylor study finds.  (iStockphoto)
Cellphone Addiction Is ‘an Increasingly Realistic Possibility,’ Baylor Study of College Students Reveals
Baylor University, 27 August 2014

WACO, Texas (Aug. 28, 2014) — Women college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their cellphones and men college students spend nearly eight, with excessive use posing potential risks for academic performance, according to a Baylor University study on cellphone activity published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions.

“That’s astounding,” said researcher James Roberts, Ph.D., The Ben H. Williams Professor of Marketing in Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business. “As cellphone functions increase, addictions to this seemingly indispensable piece of technology become an increasingly realistic possibility.”

29 August 2014

24-Year-Old Mother Burned by Charging iPhone As She Slept

'My iPhone burned a hole in my BREAST': Mother left scarred for life after charging mobile scorched her as she slept
by Ruth Styles, Daily Mail, 24 August 2014

· Dionne Baxter, 24, from Essex was burned by her iPhone as she slept
· Was left with a painful five inch burn which later became infected
· Fears that she will be unable to breastfeed should she have another child

Sleeping with your mobile charging beside you isn't uncommon but for one young mother, keeping her iPhone close at hand has had painful consequences.

Dionne Baxter, 24, fell asleep lying across her charging iPhone 4 but woke up in agony the next day with a five inch burn on her breast.

Ms Baxter, a former warehouse worker from Purfleet in Essex, was rushed to hospital where doctors attempted to treat the wound with antibiotic cream and painkillers.

'I sleep in the nude and this large red mark was all down one side to the nipple,' Ms Baxter revealed in an interview with the Sun newspaper.

'When I touched the phone, it was so hot, I couldn't pick it up.'

Ms Baxter's experience is not the first time that unwary users have found themselves injured by an overheating iPhone.

Dr. Oz: Keep Your Cell Phone Out of Your Bra to Prevent Deadly Breast Cancer

Dr. Oz's guest was Tiffany Frantz who at age 21 was
diagnosed with breast cancer.  She revealed she had
carried her cell phone in her bra all day, every day,
for 4 years.  In 2013, doctors told her that her breast
cancer had spread to her hip and cancerous lesions had
developed on her spine, pelvic bone, ribs and skull.
(Screengrab from Fox TV)
This excellent presentation of the Dr. Oz Show also features Dr. John West, breast cancer surgeon, who advises young women to keep their cell phone out of their bra.

Dr Oz: Keep your cell phone out of your bra to prevent deadly breast cancer
by Samantha Chang, Celebrity Fitness and Health Examiner, examiner.com, 26 August 2014

Dr. Mehmet Oz warned that women who keep their cell phones in their bras are putting themselves at risk for breast cancer on the Aug. 26 episode of the Dr. Oz Show.

Dr. Oz believes there's a definite link between cell phones and cancer. "When it comes to cell phones, the bra has become the new purse," said Dr. Oz, who said millions of women are unknowingly endangering themselves for the sake of convenience.

Dr. Oz's guest was Tiffany Frantz, a Pennsylvania woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. Frantz and her mom Traci were shocked because Tiffany was healthy, just 21 years old at the time, and had no family history of cancer. But Tiffany revealed she had carried her cell phone in her bra all day, every day, for four years.