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

30 August 2015

Owlet, The Smart Baby Bootie

UPDATE 1st September 2016:  ["Testing [this wireless baby monitor] extensively... on live babies since last August [2014]?!"  Is this even ethical, irradiating babies with a class 2B carcinogen?]  Note: If your child has an irregular heart rate or irregular oxygen levels, you should NOT use Owlet as your primary monitoring system.  So, is this device really safe?!

"Being a baby product, safety and dependability have been top priority. We have been testing extensively with our hardware on live babies since last August,” said Monroe. “We just passed the 1 billion heartbeats recorded this month. We are beginning accuracy studies on the product and have units at Seattle Children’s hospital with IRB approval. We are also kicking off studies with many universities and hospitals to understand more about infant health."

Owlet, The Smart Baby Bootie, Raises $7 Million Series A
Posted by John Biggs, techcrunch.com, 19 August 2015

Owlet, the teenie tiny bootie that goes on babies and informs you if they’ve stopped breathing, has raised a $7 million A round, adding some solid numbers to their already impressive $1.85 million seed. The company, led by Jordan Monroe, Kurt Workman, and Zack Bomsta, aims to use the cash to help prepare for its public launch.

28 August 2015

Why Modern Life is Making Dementia in Your 40s More Likely

An MRI scan of a human brain:  dementia sufferers
are becoming younger.  Photo:  Alamy
Why modern life is making dementia in your 40s more likely
by Colin Pritchard, The Guardian, 
7 August 2015

From background radiation to chemicals in the food chain, environmental changes are contributing to a rapid global rise in neurological disease

My interest in neurological disease was triggered by a second friend dying of motor neurone disease (MND), which in purely statistical terms was exceptional. It is suggested there is an incidence of about one in 50,000 who are affected by MND and most die. No one knows 50,000 people, so was it a statistical fluke?

This raised the question of whether there were increases not only in MND, but in neurological disorders as a whole, including the dementias. Using World Health Organisation mortality data, which – while not perfect – is the best information available as it is collated in a standard and uniform way, myself and colleagues at the faculty of health and social sciences at Bournemouth University set out to investigate this.

Our first study, focusing on the changing pattern of neurological deaths from 1979 up to 1997, found that dementias were starting 10 years earlier – affecting more people in their 40s and 50s – and that there was a noticeable increase in neurological deaths in people up to the age of 74. In a follow-up study, taking us to 2010 and across 21 western countries, these increases were confirmed.

27 August 2015

Court Awards French Woman Disability Allowance of 29,000 Euros for 'Sensitivity to Gadgets'

© Gary Cameron / Reuters
Court awards French woman disability allowance of €29,000 for 'sensitivity to gadgets'
rt.com, 27 August 2015

A French court has awarded a monthly disability grant of some €800 to a woman claiming to have an allergy to electromagnetic radiation from gadgets such as cellphones. Most countries, including France, do not recognize the condition as a medical disorder.

Marine Richard, a 39-year-old former radio documentary producer, hailed the unprecedented ruling as a "breakthrough" for people affected by Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS), AFP reported.

26 August 2015

Massachusetts: Family Sues Fay School in Southboro, Claims Wi-Fi Made Son Ill

The family of a student at the Fay School in
Southboro, seen here, has filed a lawsuit claiming
the school's strong Wi-Fi signal caused the boy to
become ill.  T&G Staff/ Christine Peterson
Family sues Fay School in Southboro, claims Wi-Fi made son ill
by Scott O'Connell, Telegram & Gazette Staff, 
24 August 2015

WORCESTER – The family of a student at the Fay School in Southboro has filed a lawsuit claiming the school’s strong Wi-Fi signal caused the boy to become ill.

The unidentified plaintiffs, referred to as “Mother” and “Father” in the complaint, said their 12-year-old son, “G,” suffers from Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Syndrome, a condition that is aggravated by electromagnetic radiation. The boy was diagnosed after he frequently experienced headaches, nosebleeds, nausea, and other symptoms while sitting in class after the school installed a new, more powerful wireless Internet system in 2013, the suit says.

23 August 2015

Experts Warn Pregnant Mothers to Keep Cell Phones and Other Wireless Devices Away from Their Wombs

Experts warn pregnant mothers to keep cell phones and other wireless devices away from their wombs
by Lloyd Burrell, blogs.naturalnews.com,
10 August 2015

A new public awareness initiative has brought together more than one hundred doctors, scientific experts and non-profit organizations from around the world to collectively express their grave concern about the risks that wireless radiation exposures pose to pregnancy. The Baby Safe Project, the brainchild of two non-profit organizations, is essentially an awareness movement for pregnant mothers to keep cell phones away from their wombs.

Patricia Wood, Executive Director of Grassroots Environmental Education and co-creator of the BabySafe Project says, “The wireless world may be convenient, but it’s not without risks.” She goes on to explain that “when more than one hundred of the world’s leading medical doctors and researchers on wireless radiation say we have enough evidence for women to take protective action, we think women should know about it.”

16 August 2015

World-First Study Investigates Mobile Phones and Kids' Sleep

Comments on this study by Professor Trevor Marshall:

"These experiments always fail to produce useful results as they treat the effects of exposure as occurring in minutes or hours, when the effects on the immune system persist for days and weeks. At the very least, the kids in this study need to be isolated in close to a Faraday-Cage environment for a minimum of two days before commencing study. Then the electrosmog-simulating exposure must be made for the whole duration of the sleep, and the effects monitored over the following week. This is not what the researchers are doing, because they have the arrogance to presume that they know what the effects will be, how long they will last for, and how to best simulate an electrosmog environment. They will fail, or measure a much smaller effect than is experienced in an actual living environment.

"In 1978, Bise's group found that the EEG is affected by very, very small signal levels. This experiment is almost certainly going to be conducted in an electrosmog environment way above the levels at which the effects are most marked."

Prof Trevor Marshall, Director, Autoimmunity Research Foundation, Thousand Oaks, California
Fellow, European Association for Predictive, Preventive and Personalised Medicine (Brussels)
Patron, Unabhangige Gesellschaft zur Erforschung von Autoimmunerkrankungen (Germany)
International Expert Council, Community of Practice: Preventative Medicine (Moscow)

Comments on BMJ Article: "Should All NHS Premises Provide Free Access to Wi-Fi?"

Re: Should all NHS premises provide free access to wi-fi?
Comment on BMJ article by Priyanka D. Bandara, Environmental Health Researcher/educator, Castle Hill, NSW, Australia, 15 August 2015

This article and most of the responses represent further evidence to the urgent need to inform the medical community (and the general public ) about the wide range of biological effects and adverse health effects that have been scientifically demonstrated to be associated with exposure to chronic “low level” exposure of microwaves (high power radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation or RF-EMR). The current knowledge on the RF-EMR is akin to the widespread ignorance that prevailed in the medical community about X-ray for decades (i.e. a “low dose” can’t do harm) after initial evidence of childhood cancer associated with X-ray during pregnancy was presented by Dr. Alice Stewart in the 1950s.

Comments on BMJ Article: "Should All NHS Premises Provide Free Access to Wi-Fi?"

Re: Should all NHS premises provide free access to wi-fi?
Comment on BMJ article by Dave Ashton, EMF/Health Advocate (voluntary), Addlestone, Surrey,
16 August 2015

I'm afraid I find it depressing that a medical journal should even have to ask this question - regardless of whether or not the wi-fi is free.

Here are some facts which I believe show that the very last thing that NHS medical staff, patients and visitors should be exposed to is the pulsed, microwave frequency radiation (at either 2.4GHz or 5GHz) that is emitted from Wi-Fi routers.

I have included references at the end.

1) The whole of the radiofrequency part of the electromagnetic spectrum (which includes the microwave portion used by Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and other wireless technologies) was classified by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, part of the World Health Organisation, as a Group 2B Possible Carcinogen in 2011. A number of the scientists involved in this classification have since called for it to be tightened still further - to Group 2A Probable Carcinogen, or even Group 1 Carcinogen.

14 August 2015

Massachusetts: Wi-Fi in School : ADA Federal Complaint Against School After Child Fell Sick From Wireless Installation

Wi-Fi in School ADA Federal Complaint Against School After Child Fell Sick From Wireless Installation

Breaking: 8/12/2015 Federal complaint seeks injunctive relief for violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and damages for breach of contract and negligence.

Parents Call For the Removal of the Wi-Fi System at Massachusetts School.

Please Download the Filed Complaint HERE.

After more robust School Wi-Fi was installed in Spring 2013, a 12 year old boy started to experience troubling symptoms, which he reported to his parents when he came home from school. These included severe headaches, itchy skin, and rashes. The school nurse indicated that various children in the same classes were reporting increased headaches, dizziness, nausea and chest pressure. The symptoms were present whenever he was at school.

Key Points in the Complaint:

11 August 2015

Switzerland: Cell Phone Radiation - How Big is the Risk?

[Note from the Editor of this blog:  Following is a near-verbatim summary of the article.  This does not represent the full text.  We wanted readers to have an idea of the current thinking in Switzerland regarding the risks of cell phone radiation from the point of view of the authorities, scientists, and one "mobile-critical" association, Gigaherz.ch .  As far as we know, the magazine "Beobachter" is the only mainstream Swiss media that has mentioned the International EMF Scientist Appeal, which was signed by one Swiss, for his studies on the effect of cell phone radiation on bees.] 

Cell Phone Radiation - How Big is the Risk?
Beobachter, Issue no. 15/2015, 24 July 2015

Many think cell phone radiation is harmful to health. But recent research results suggest caution

Veterinarian Michael Hässig presented an experiment at the University of Zurich as a situation that we find every day. He exposed ten cows to radiation of the type emitted by mobile antennas.  He then examined three enzymes in the blood of animals and noted that the behavior of the enzymes had changed. In some cows, the activity had increased, in others, it lessened. A third group showed no reaction. The experiment brought two important insights: cell phone radiation can alter the activity of proteins. And each organism reacts individually in spite of identical experimental conditions.  It is still too early for definitive statements. "We need more research. In principle, however, the results could be applied to humans"...

09 August 2015

7 Points That Prove How Dangerous Cell Phones Are To Humankind

"Numerous studies now show that cell phones emit dangerous electromagnetic waves (EMF) that are associated with the development of cancer – specifically brain cancer. Despite this knowledge, cell phone companies keep rolling right along with the help of government as they keep building more and more cell phone towers all over the United States. And why would we expect them to stop given that the cancer industry is a multi-trillion dollar industry?"

7 Points That Prove How Dangerous Cell Phones Are To Humankind
by Bernie Suarez, activistpost.com, 
6 August 2015

Is the cell phone or more specifically the modern day “smart phone” the most destructive invention in the history of humankind? I believe it may very well be and here is my argument.

No other invention has permeated human activity like the modern day cell phone. Here is a list of things that you may not have thought of that cell phones are responsible for. When you get to the bottom of this list you may just realize that the cell phone is the electronics invention ”ace-in-the-hole” for the globalists and their new world order plans.

1 – Cell phones have become the number one distraction to humans in all segments of society

Leaflet "Supporting My Friend With Electrical Hypersensitivity" Now Available

Message from EHS Information Services:

"Our new leaflet 'Supporting My Friend With Electrical Hypersensitivity' is now available to download or purchase online.

Please enter our website to view:  Click here for link to leaflet.

Thank you all very much for your input, we have addressed all the issues brought to our attention over this issue."

General Leaflets

A variety of leaflets providing information on different aspects of electrical hyper sensitivity. Suitable for informing neighbours, relatives or the public about electrical hypersensitivity, the impact of electromagnetic radiation on sufferers and what the condition of electro-hypersensitivity entails.
These leaflets are designed either to impart a general knowledge of electrical hypersensitivity or deal with common objections or prejudices people have against the condition.

All leaflets are tactful yet straight-forward.  

[Leaflets include "Electro-Hypersensitivity Hospital Information" for those who suffer discomfort or disability around electromagnetic fields and need aid from medical staff in a hospital.]

06 August 2015

Rise of Patients in 40s Suffering from Dementia

Research has revealed that people are getting dementia even
earlier, with some in their late 40s now being diagnosed.
Colin Pritchard, a researcher from Bournemouth University, told The Times: ‘The rate of increase [in dementia] in such a short time suggests a silent or even a “hidden” epidemic, in which environmental factors must play a major part, not just ageing.  The environmental changes in the last 20 years have seen increases in the human environment of petro-chemicals – air transport, quadrupling of motorvehicles, insecticides and rises in background electro-magnetic field, and so on … it is not that we want to stop the modern world, but rather make it safer.’

Rise of patients in 40s suffering from dementia: Researchers warn of 'silent epidemic' of early onset of the disease
by Alisha Rouse for the Daily Mail, 6 August 2015

- Early-onset dementia is striking people even younger, some in their 40s
- Researchers warn of a silent epidemic in early diagnosis of condition
- Says factors such as pollution from planes and cars could be to blame

People are getting dementia earlier, with those in their late 40s now regularly diagnosed with the disease.

Two decades ago, early-onset dementia was usually diagnosed in patients in their late 60s – but it is now often striking those who are even younger, a study found.

02 August 2015

Germany: Doctors Warn of the Use of Tablets and Smartphones by Children

Child playing with smartphone.  Overwork, headaches,
ADHD and mental illness:  physicians are seeing in children
the negative consequences of the growing use of digital media.
(Photo:  AP)
Doctors warn of the use of tablets and smartphones by children
Author: dpa, handelsblatt.com, 31 July 2015 (translated from German by Google and the Editor of this blog)

More and more children are using mobile media. Doctors see this as critical and warn of health hazards. They also do not believe that the early use of technology will help later in a digitized world of work.

Berlin :  Smartphones, tablets and computers are, in the opinion of pediatricians, detrimental to the spiritual development of children in spite of the latest developments. "We pediatricians are convinced of significant health and psychological impairments and see this daily in our practices," said Till Reckert of the Professional Association of Child and Adolescent Physicians (BVKJ) Deutsche Presse-Agentur.

One danger is the fact that parents neglect their children, because their smartphones are more important, said the pediatrician, Vice-Chairman of the BVKJ in Baden-Württemberg. "There are great challenges ahead of us."