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

31 March 2016

Wi-Fi in Schools: Notice of Liability

"Ignoring the... documented information [listed in the notice below] and documented statements and proceeding with the use of WiFi routers in the schools, you are committing willful blindness and can be liable for child negligence, or possibly even "negligent endangerment of child" which carries with it criminal law repercussions if any student gets injured from the schools WiFi system and a parent decides to press charges."

Notice of Liability
www.stopsmartmeterswoodstockny.com, 31 January 2016

To: Bobbi Schnell,President Board of Education (BOE)
Onteora Central School District (OCSD)

From: The Peoples WiFi Task Force

Warning! With this Notice of Liability you have become personally liable for not disabling the OCSD schools WiFi system and abusing executive session option.

You have been sent a certified letter from one of the top experts in the world, Dr. David Carpenter, Public Health Physician and Director of the Institute of Health and Environment at Albany University, warning you on the health risks of the schools WiFi system emitting Electro-magnetic radiation and its increased adverse effect on children.

30 March 2016

Submission to UN Convention on Rights of Persons & Disabilities – The Right to Inclusive Education

Jan 2016 Submission to UN Convention on Rights of Persons & Disabilities – The Right to Inclusive Education
Irish Electromagnetic Radiation Victims Network, 
13 January 2016

Submission to UN Convention on the Rights of Persons and Disabilities – a Request for submissions/feedback on the right to inclusive education, article 24 – by 15 January 2016 – submitted by Ethna Monks, IERVN, 13.1.16 “Draft general comment on art. 24 UNCRPD”

Thank you for the opportunity to respond to your draft general comment regarding the right to inclusive education.

In 2015, Jenny Fry, a student in the UK, took her own life as she was suffering from electrohypersensitivity (EHS) and found an environment laden with electromagnetic/radio frequency/Wi-Fi (EMF/RF/Wi-Fi) pulsed microwaves too painful to bear. Few people recognized her symptoms or understood her problem, few had any information about this functional disability/environmental impairment.

28 March 2016

“City” of Waste: Fukushima Cleanup Now Up to 10.7 Million 1-ton Bags of Radioactive Waste

“City” of Waste: Fukushima Cleanup Now Up to 10.7 Million 1-ton Bags of Radioactive Waste

by Matt Agorist, Activist Post, 27 March 2016

The fifth anniversary of the Fukushima disaster was on Friday, March 11. Since that fateful day in 2011, the Japanese government and the United States have continued to deny the lingering effects of this catastrophic event.

An estimated $21 billion has been spent on cleanup efforts since 2011, including funding for a team of remote activated robots capable of going to high-dose radiation areas of the plant where humans cannot enter and survive.

A Renowned Nuclear Scientist Has Published a Paper Confirming that Humans Are Being Poisoned by Traces of Aluminum Via Chemtrails

A renowned nuclear scientist has published a paper confirming that humans are being poisoned by traces of aluminium via chemtrails.
by Editor, theeventchronical.com, 
24 March 2016

Dr. Marvin Herndon, PhD says that there is evidence of a secret government geoengineering program, injecting stratospheric particles/aerosoles into the atmosphere – endangering human health.

Wakingscience.com reports:

Dr. Marvin Herndon, PhD., a nuclear chemist, geochemist, and cosmochemist – most noted for deducing the composition of the inner core of Earth as being nickel silicide, not partially crystallized nickel-iron metal – has published a groundbreaking paper in the peer-reviewed journal Current Science (Indian Academy of Sciences) titled “Aluminum poisoning of humanity and Earth’s biota by clandestine geoengineering activity: implications for India.”
The abstract reads as follows:
[Article in full may be read here.]

“In response to an urgent call through an article in Current Science for assistance to understand the geological association of high aluminum mobility with human health in the Ganga Alluvial Plain, I describe evidence of clandestine geoengineering activity that has occurred for at least 15 years, and which has escalated sharply in the last two years. The geoengineering activity via tanker-jet aircraft emplaces a non-natural, toxic substance in the Earth’s atmosphere which with rainwater liberates highly mobile aluminum. Further, I present evidence that the toxic substance is coal combustion fly ash. Clandestine dispersal of coal fly ash and the resulting liberation of highly mobile aluminum, I posit, is an underlying cause of the widespread and pronounced increase in neurological diseases and as well as the currently widespread and increasing debilitation of Earth’s biota. Recommendations are made for verifying whether the evidence presented here is applicable to the Ganga Alluvial Plain.” (source)(source)

23 March 2016

Increased Release of Mercury from Dental Amalgam Fillings due to Maternal Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields as a Possible Mechanism for the High Rates of Autism in the Offspring

"As a strong association between exposure to electromagnetic fields and mercury level has been found in our previous studies, our findings can lead us to this conclusion that maternal exposure to electromagnetic fields in mothers with dental amalgam fillings may cause elevated levels of mercury and trigger the increase in autism rates." 

Increased Release of Mercury from Dental Amalgam Fillings due to Maternal Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields as a Possible Mechanism for the High Rates of Autism in the Offspring: Introducing a Hypothesis

Journal of Biomedical Physics and Engineering, Vol 6, No 1 Mar (2016)

Gh Mortazavi, M Haghani, N Rastegarian, S Zarei, SMJ Mortazavi

Full Text: PDF

World’s First Wi-Fi Confab Sparks Protests

World’s First Wi-Fi Confab Sparks Protests
by Jack O'Dwyer, odwyerpr.com, 
21 March 2016

Thousands are expected at "Wi-Fi Now 2016" described as the “World’s premier Wi-Fi conference” April 19-21 in the D. C. area. Wi-Fi health advocates say they will protest. New York’s Con Ed is spending $1.5 billion on Wi-Fi utility meters. Wi-Fi is also coming to NY buses.

Wi-Fi Now is at the Sheraton Tysons Hotel in Tysons Corner, Va. Full registration is $1,499.
Opening today in Las Vegas and running to Friday is the International Wireless Communications Expo which has been conducted since 1977. More than 7,000 attendees will view 370+ exhibits at the Las Vegas Convention Center. More than 200 speakers are on the program.

IWC says its expo is “the leading event for communications technology professionals, bringing everything you need all together in one place.” Displays of products and workshops on all relevant subjects will be featured.

22 March 2016

Canada: Local Teachers Unions in Ontario Latest to Call for Moratorium on Wi-Fi Use in Schools

Teachers in Kingston, Ontario, are just the latest across
the country to call for a ban on Wi-Fi use in schools.
Postmedia Network
Local teachers unions in Ontario latest to call for moratorium on Wi-Fi use in schools
by Ashley Csanady, news.nationalpost.com,
21| March 2016

Wireless internet signals are often no stronger than a baby monitor, but that hasn’t curtailed the debate over whether Wi-Fi should be banned from the classroom.

Two teachers’ union locals in Kingston, Ontario, want their school to permanently switch off wireless internet connections over concerns the over-the-air signals post a significant health risk. Public health units across the country maintain Wi-Fi is perfectly safe, even for young children. But that hasn’t prevented various teachers unions and school boards, including the Canadian Teachers’ Federation, from calling for a moratorium on wireless use in schools if not an outright ban.

21 March 2016

Canada: Kingston, Ontario: Teachers Concerned Over Wi-Fi Health Risks

Ontario's elementary and secondary school teachers union
in Kingston Ontario say they want WiFi turned off in
schools until more information is available on the safety
of its radiation.  Photo Credit:  CBC
Teachers concerned over WiFi health risks
by Marc Montgomery | english@rcinet.ca, Radio Canada International, 21 March 2016

School classes resume today, Monday March 21, in Canada’s most populous province, Ontario, after the March week-long “spring break”.

But classes resume under a bit of a controversy.

Teachers in the city of Kingston Ontario say they want the WiFi in schools turned off due to health concerns.

Two teachers unions in Kingston Ontario say WiFi radiation is on the same cancer watch-list as DDT and car exhaust and that “there is increasing evidence that WiFi in the classroom is not safe”.

“WiFi emits microwave radiation and it’s linked to cancer by the World Health Organization,” said Andrea Loken, Kingston area President of the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation (OSSTF) said in a press release. “No teacher has consented to be exposed to this. Nor has the Board ever warned us about it,” she said.

20 March 2016

'We Are Very Worried' Former Royal Doctor Demands Statins Inquiry

The Queen's former doctor has called for an inquiry
into the safety and efficacy of statins.
'We are very worried' Former Royal doctor demands statins inquiry
by Lucy Johnston, Health Editor, Exclusive, express.co.uk, 13 March 2016

THE QUEEN’S former doctor is calling for an independent inquiry into controversial heart drugs statins after research found existing trial data was flawed.

Sir Richard Thompson spoke after a review into key trials concluded the pills were not effective in protecting against heart disease.

The former president of the Royal College of Physicians and personal doctor to the Queen for 21 years said: “The statin data needs to be urgently scrutinised. We are very worried about it and particularly side-effect data which seems to have been swept under the carpet.

“We have to be very wary of the doubts about statins produced by this new research and if we are wrong about widespread prescribing of this drug we have to stand up and say sorry.”

The cholesterol-busting drugs are given to up to 12 million patients in the UK, or around one in four adults.

18 March 2016

Micro:BITE…or Keep Children Safe From Wireless Technology

The micro:bit
"... the information provided for kids, parents and teachers alike for this new gadget, which ALL kids 11-12 years old will have very soon, lacks the information that adults need to be allowed to make an informed choice about what they should or should not allow their children access to.  It doesn’t provide any safety guidelines relating to the use of the microbit with wireless technology either in or out of the school environment, that I could easily find anyway – this in itself is irresponsible!  It hides the fact (by ommission) that Bluetooth technology, whether it’s low energy or not, emits EMF radiation on a level equal to that of weather radars, microwave ovens, mobile phones and wireless LAN. In fact it’s in the same band of frequency as that used by NASA to communicate with the Space Shuttle!" 

Micro:BITE…or Keep Children Safe From Wireless TechnologyPosted by Louise Robinson, mermieoriginals.com, 18 March 2016

The BBC has announced the launch of it’s ‘BBC micro:bit’ – a revolutionary palm/pocket sized portable computer which it is generously offering to provide to each and every child between the ages of 11-12 in the UK! “Great” you might think if you’re a struggling parent, “a free computer!” However, it may not be as innocent as it seems and there are many things a responsible parent needs to know that the ‘industries’ won’t tell (because they only really care about their profits, let’s face it).

16 March 2016

Environmental Risks Killing 12.6 Million People, WHO Says

A row of intravenous drips for parents taking their children
to hospital in Beijing, China.  Public anger is growing over
dangerous levels of air pollution in the capital.
Photo:  STR/AFP/Getty Images
Environmental risks killing 12.6 million people, WHO study says
by John Vidal, The Guardian, 15 March 2016

One in four deaths avoidable as enviornmental factors contribute to over 100 diseases, with air pollution responsible for 25% of strokes and 19% of cancers

Nearly one in four deaths are linked to unhealthy environments and are avoidable, a new World Health Organisation study – the first major assessment of environmental risk since 2006 – has shown.

It suggests environmental risks now contribute to more than 100 of the world’s most dangerous diseases, injuries, and kills 12.6 million people a year – nearly one in four or 23% of all deaths.

Of these, two-thirds or 8.2m deaths are from non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as strokes, cancers and heart illnesses, a significant rise in 10 years, say the authors.

India: Chandigarh's Elite Move High Court Over Harmful Radiation

"The establishment must not lose sight of the fact that any progress that comes at the cost of its citizens’ health cannot be, and should not be, acceptable."

City’s elite move HC over harmful radiation
by Saurabh Malik, Tribune News Service, Chandigarh, 
15 March 2016

Chandigarh’s elite today sent bells of concern ringing by filing a petition in public interest before the Punjab and Haryana High Court for protecting citizens from harmful radiation emanating from mobile towers in residential areas.

Virtually slamming the powers that be for apparent disconnect between them and health concerns of the people, Anuradha Saboo, Shivani Sehgal and Tani Sehgal of Sector 5 claimed that they were alarmed at the “callous and careless manner” in which the UT Administration was permitting telecom companies to erect mobile towers in residential areas.

They were doing so with “utter disregard for the health of its citizens”. This, they contended, was in contravention of all norms, including the policies of the Administration.

15 March 2016

United Kingdom: Free Wi-Fi Launched at Hospitals Across East Kent

[An example of the ignorance of the medical profession.  Imagine exposing cancer patients to a "possible carcinogen"!  The Geneva Cancer League (La Médiane) has banned Wi-Fi from its premises.]

Free wi-fi launched at hospitals across east Kent
by Gerry Warren, gwarren@thekmgroup.co.uk, kentonline.co.uk, 14 March 2016

Patients at hospitals across east Kent can now keep in touch with family and friends over the internet following the launch of a free wi-fi service.

A new system has been designed and installed by the east Kent hospitals trust's own IT team and is also available to visitors.

Previously patients had to rely on a good mobile signal and the potential data cost of communicating.

But already an average of 1,200 devices are being logged onto every day at hospitals in Thanet, Canterbury, Ashford and Dover, providing particular benefits for those on longer stays.

Pennsylvania: Jury Awards Two Dimock Couples $4.2 Million After Finding Cabot Oil & Gas Negligent in Fracking Contamination Case

A state investigation found that Cabot Oil & Gas had
allowed gas to escape into the region's groundwater
supplies, contaminating at least 18 residential water wells.
"What this important jury decision does... is strip away the mirage of omnipotence that Cabot and other gas companies operate behind. Fracking poisons water. That’s what the science shows. The frackers will be held responsible. That’s what this court decision shows."

Jury Awards Two Dimock Couples $4.2 Million After Finding Cabot Oil & Gas Negligent in Fracking Contamination Case
by Stefanie Spear, EcoWatch, 10 March 2016

A federal jury awarded two Dimock Township couples $4.24 million today after finding Cabot Oil & Gas responsible for contaminating their well water.

The federal lawsuit—Scott Ely, et al. v Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation et al.—involved, Scott Ely and Monica Marta-Ely, and Ray and Victoria Hubert, who claimed that Cabot Oil & Gas Corp contaminated their water supply during fracking operations near their homes.

Scientific Consensus Statement Reveals Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide a Major Health Threat

Scientific Consensus Statement Reveals Monsanto’s Roundup Herbicide a Major Health Threat
by Sayer Ji, Contributing Writer for Wake Up World, 10 March 2016

A newly published scientific consensus statement on Roundup herbicide reveals exposure to this ubiquitous toxicant is increasing and valid research proving it safe is still nowhere to be found.

A powerful new review on the toxicity of glyphosate signals a growing consensus among non-industry-sponsored scientists that the relatively unmonitored and unregulated exposure to this ubiquitous toxicant can no longer be promoted as a justifiable risk. The review is open access and can be downloaded as a PDF and/or read in its entirety here.

The newly released consensus statement published in the journal Environmental Health and titled, “Concerns over use of glyphosate-based herbicides and risks associated with exposures: a consensus statement,” identified the broad spectrum herbicide glyphosate (common trade name “Roundup”) as major threat to human and environmental health.

Identified as having increased in usage 100-fold since the late 1970’s, the study predicts glyphosate usage will increase to even greater amounts due to,”widespread emergence of glyphosate-resistant weeds and new, pre-harvest, dessicant use patterns.” Oats, for example, are commonly sprayed with glyphosate as a pre-harvest dessicant, even though it is legal to label them “non-GMO,” as we recently reported on in connection with the product Cheerios.

What Is the Danger of Electrosmog?

(Choice of image by Editor of "Towards Better Health")
Excellent article, quoting Dr. Peter Källin, president of (Swiss) Doctors for the Protection of the Environment.

What is the danger of electrosmog?
by Manuela Specker, CSS Magazine, 1 / 2016
(magazine published by CSS Insurance: 1.77 million insurance subscribers)
Translated from French by Meris Michaels

Dr. Peter Källin is a specialist in family medicine and president of the association, "Doctors for the Protection of the Environment". This organization investigates the repercussions of environmental influences on our health, including non-ionizing radiation, known as electrosmog or electromagnetic pollution. "More and more evidence suggests that electromagnetic pollution, even below the limit values, is harmful to health," explains Peter Källin.

He is referring to studies where waves emitted by mobile phones modify critical cellular processes. Heavy users are at higher risk for developing a brain tumor. These conclusions, however, do not take into account the long-term consequences. As is often the case, there are also studies which achieve other results. This is still not a reason for lowering one's guard. "It is precisely because we have evidence, that prevention is the only correct response to these uncertainties", adds Dr. Källin.

"Possibly carcinogenic" according to WHO

14 March 2016

Brain Tumors Now the Most Frequent Form of Cancer in U.S. Adolescents

Brain tumours now the most frequent form of cancer in U.S. adolescents: Ground-breaking American study
7 March 2016

Are worst fears about mobile phones being realized?

The following content is offered for reprint, with attribution to Prevent Cancer Now and link to original webpage.

Sobering statistics

Brain tumours are now the leading cancer in American adolescents, and incidence is rising in young adults according to the largest, most comprehensive analysis of these age groups to date.

Canada is undoubtedly similar. “The astounding increases reported in this study, especially in young people, mirror what I am seeing in my clinic,” responded Dr. Jacob Easaw, from the Tom Baker Cancer Centre in Calgary. “Canada is in the process of establishing a comparable brain tumour registry, so these analyses will not be available here for 15 or 20 years. I am increasingly convinced that mobile phones are a major cause, and urgent action is needed.”

13 March 2016

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity – Symptoms, Prevention and Recovery

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity – Symptoms, Prevention and Recovery
Medical Journal for Students, 8 March 2016

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS), also known as electromagnetic sensitivity and electrohypersensitivity, occurs when the amount of EMF radiation exceeds the body’s ability to deal with it. Everyone has an imaginary (but very real) ‘lifetime radiation cup’. The body can only tolerate ‘that amount’ of electromagnetic radiation.

Once that cup is full, because of many small deposits of EMF exposure or even one very large deposit, any exposure can be physically felt and is usually causing end result illnesses such as fibromyalgia, cancer, MS, chronic fatigue and more.

The body was not designed to thrive in the constant presence of electric, magnetic, wireless/rf or ionizing radiation as many of us are dong today. EMF protection is a necessity!

How I Developed Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity

I developed EHS in 2008 after purchasing a high-powered zero-turn lawnmower and proceeded to mow my 12 acre farm over the next three weeks. Starting the first week and increasing over the next three weeks of mowing, I developed three different rashes (the last one on my breast) that I did not relate to mowing. I went in for tests that showed I had extremely high levels of radiation, breast cancer and smaller amounts of colon and lung cancer.

Massachusetts: Fay Accused of Retaliating Against Family Suing School

Fay accused of retaliating against family suing school; Q&A with mother
by Beth, mysouthborough.com, 11 March 2016

As I’ve previously posted, Fay School is the defendant in a Federal lawsuit. Backed by a physician’s diagnoses, parents of a 12 year old student (named G in the lawsuit) have claimed that the school’s strong wifi signals cause their son physical harm.

At root of the issue is the boy’s diagnosis as suffering from Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Syndrome (EHS).

Between the controversial nature of the syndrome, and the size of the $250,000 suit, the family has been attacked by commenters on the blog. Meanwhile, the lawsuit, amended through a January filing, alleges that the school has unfairly discriminated and retaliated against the student and family.

I shared media coverage of the court filing in January. But it didn’t include the full scope of complaints. The mother of G reached out to me to share the allegations and her family’s story with readers.

11 March 2016

Fukushima: Precious Time Has Been Lost: Article by Dr. Michel Fernex

“The first victims of a serious nuclear accident are and will be children, with an increase in allergies and an aggravation of infectious diseases, which become chronic and involve serious complications...

“The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) cannot admit that these serious and common illnesses were caused by ionising radiation, because once known, it would prevent the development of the nuclear industry throughout the world. The IAEA… denies the health catastrophe and gives priority to economic considerations; its statutes forbid attributing to, or associating serious illness with, radiation. Incorrect estimates delay the evacuation of communities that have been highly exposed to radiation. It was almost incomprehensible that at Fukushima there was no distribution of stable iodine to the population that would soon be under threat.”

Fukushima: precious time has been lost
by Dr. Michel Fernex, Emeritus Professor, Basel Faculty of Medecine and Former Consultant, World Health Organization, 2 August 2012

Fukushima: Tokyo Was on the Brink of Nuclear Catastrophe, Admits Former Prime Minister

Bags of radioactive contaminated soil piled up along the coast near the
Fukushima nuclear plant.  Photo:  Julian Simmonds for The Telegraph
Fukushima: Tokyo was on the brink of nuclear catastrophe, admits former prime minister
by Andrew Gilligan, Tokyo, The Telegraph, 4 March 2016

Five years on from the tsunami, the former Japanese prime minister says the country came within a “paper-thin margin” of a nuclear disaster

Japan's prime minister at the time of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami has revealed that the country came within a “paper-thin margin” of a nuclear disaster requiring the evacuation of 50 million people.

Protect Your Family from Mobile Tower Radiation

Protect your Family from Mobile Tower Radiation

Citizens must demand that the standard for radiation through mobile towers should be similar to the practice across the world and not 100 times higher leading to health disasters among residents, advocates Prakash Munshi

Indian government and the authorities are silently killing gullible citizens with huge dose of radiations from mobile towers. Instead of patting themselves for using norms lower than what is prescribed by an international non-governmental organisation (NGO), they should cut down the power of radiation from such towers to save Indian citizens, say Prakash Munshi. He was speaking at Moneylife Foundation on the ill-effects of mobile tower radiation. Mr Munshi has been creating awareness on health hazards from electro-magnetic frequency (EMF) radiation emanating from mobile towers antennae and advising precautionary measures to protect citizens.

10 March 2016

Message to United Nations Secretary-General and UN Affiliated Bodies: Encourage Precautionary Measures to Limit Exposure of Children and Pregnant Women to Electromagnetic Radiation

I am grateful to the person, who works at the International Human Rights Commission ihrchq.org, who shared my review of the United Nations Geneva, posted on UNOG's Facebook site:

Review of the United Nations Geneva

Please take the time to read Dave Ashton's review regarding the emerging health crisis from the use throughout the world of electromagnetic radiation-emitting wireless technologies.

In addition to the Conventions he has cited, there is the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Children are our greatest resource and will be the future guardians of humanity and our planet. We must therefore do all that we can to protect their well-being, as stated in the Convention:

Article 3 - The best interests of the child must be a top priority in all decisions and actions that affect children

Article 23 - A child with a disability has the right to live a full and decent life with dignity and, as far as possible, independence and to play an active part in the community. Governments must do all they can to support disabled children and their families.

Article 24 - Every child has the right to the best possible health...

03 March 2016

Rhode Island Teacher Who Claims Wi-Fi Makes Her Sick Fired for Insubordination

RI Teacher who Claims WiFi Makes her Sick Fired for Insubordination
by Mark Schieldrop (Patch Staff), patch.com, 23 February 2016 

A teacher who says WiFi signals cause migranes and other health problems allegedly unplugged a router and refused to give the PARCC test.

NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI—A teacher who says electromagnetic fields and WiFI signals make her sick has been fired by the school district for insubordination.

The School Committee last week, in a rare public airing of a school personnel conflict, voted 4-0 to terminate North Kingstown High School Math Teacher Shelley McDonald at the end of the school year after accepting the superintendent’s recommendation.

The vote sets the stage for a formal evidentiary hearing that will be held before March 1 upon which the vote can be finalized.

Superintendent Phil Auger said that McDonald failed to attend two training sessions for the standardized PARCC test on two occasions last year, refused to administer the PARCC test in December and unplugged a wireless router in defiance of the school principal.