"The library has no materials whatever on the dangers of pulsed microwave radiation. The Library of Paris, biggest in France, removed all Wi-Fi from its buildings in 2008. This was sought by the library staff since it was enduring the radiation throughout the day."
by Jack O'Dwyer, odwyerpr.com, 28 May 2016
Rooms at the Westhampton, N.Y. library used by children and seniors touched off high microwave readings on an Acoustimeter.
This reporter yesterday toured the two floors of the library and found peak readings of six volts per meter in the first floor room used once a month by the library board, weekly by a bridge group, and which is used for many other purposes.
A reading of six volts, highest possible on the meter, was found in the rom. It is what would be found near a cell tower, says the user manual of EMFields Solutions.
Those with electro-magnetic sensitivity experience “adverse health effects” if volts per meter exceed .30, says EMF Fields.
Also high in the board meeting room were average microwatts per square meter which were in the 2,500 to 5,000 range.
Bioinitiative in 2007 set 1,000 as the maximum allowable in a public area but in 2012 lowered this to 5 meaning it thought just about any constant pulsed microwave radiation background in a public place was unacceptable.
Several services are available that would measure the radiation in the library including healthydwellings.
Tom Moore, president of the Weshampton Free Library, who is the husband of Mayor Maria Moore, said in a statement earlier this year that the library is in full compliance with radiation standards set by the Federal Communications Commission.
No Place in Library had “Green” Readings
High voltage and microwatts per square meter readings were found in the teenage room on the first floor opposite the board meeting room and in the children’s area on the second floor.
Children, because of thinner skulls and smaller bodies, are especially at risk from radiation, said a panel May 3 in Baltimore that included EMF health advocate Devra Davis.
The most complete overview of radiation threats is in a 54-part essay by Camilla Rees of Electromagnetichealth.org.
No place in the library resulted in a “green” reading on the voltage meter which is the point where “most people with ES “do not experience significant adverse health effects.”
The readings were in the “red” zone on the Acoustimeter’s voltage/meter scale. Readings below .30 receive a yellow rating and those below .05 receive a green reading.
The RF meter model AM-10 measures frequency response from 200 Megahertz to 8 Gigahertz.
Library Director Waskiewicz Absent
We went to the library shortly after 4 p.m. yesterday (Friday) and was told that library directory Danielle Waskiewicz had gone home.
The Acoustimeter readings were shown to several people in the board meeting room and we expressed astonishment at the 6-volts that were recorded, saying this represented a hazardous situation especially for library employees who are subjected to the radiation throughout the day.
The people in the room listened to us and looked at the Acoustimeter but did not have an immediate reaction. We handed out our business cards and told them we have 300+ stories on microwave radiation on the O’Dwyer website.
We showed the Acoustimeter readings to a library staffer but she said that the subject was not something she could get involved in. We said her health was something that she should be involved in.
We "Bothered" Patrons
A library employee approached us after a few minutes and said we were bothering patrons of the library and asked us to stop doing whatever we were doing.
The library has no materials whatever on the dangers of pulsed microwave radiation. The Library of Paris, biggest in France, removed all Wi-Fi from its buildings in 2008. This was sought by the library staff since it was enduring the radiation throughout the day.
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