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30 April 2017

Wireless Tech and Our Kids

WIRELESS TECH & OUR KIDS: 
The biggest window of vulnerability occurs in utero and
during childhood when the immune system and brain
are developing.
Important links listed within this description, additional articles in comments.
June 2016

Check out this excellent Website:
Parents for Safe Technology
http://www.parentsforsafetechnology.org

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.

FACT #2 US exposure standards do not protect children. Standards are 18 years old and based on the radiation absorption into a model of 200-pound, 6-foot tall male brain (called the SAM). Wireless radiation standards do not protect the 97% of the population with heads smaller than this adult male SAM model. Read more about children's absorption compared to adults and all about the research that informed the picture above here.

Why Highways Should Isolate Self-Driving Cars in Special Smart Lanes

Why highways should isolate self-driving cars in special smart lanes
by Umberto Malesci, venturebeat.com
25 April 2017

The race is on. Tech giants like Google, Tesla and most car makers — from Toyota to Ford and Volvo — are betting billions to get intelligent self-driving cars on the road as soon as possible. Earlier this month, Apple became the 30th company to be granted permission to test autonomous vehicles on California by the state’s DMV. Even Amazon is reported to have created a team to understand how to best leverage the upcoming revolution. And Waymo (sister company of Google) has started testing its fleet in Phoenix.

But the road to autonomy is long, winding, and dangerous. Hours after being deployed in San Francisco in December, Uber’s autonomous cars were caught running a red light. Last year in Florida, a Tesla driver died in a crash when the car, on autopilot, confused a truck making a turn for an overhead road sign.

Current Understanding of the Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields

"In light of recent findings of the link of EMF radiation and the development of malignant tumors in rats, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) set out a few recommendations to decrease the adverse effects of cell phone exposure on children.9 These recommendations include encouraging children to use text messaging when possible, make only short and essential calls on cellular phones, use hand free kits and wired headsets, and hold the cell phone an inch or more away from the head. Furthermore, the AAP also encourages parents to limit cell phone and television use in children to 2 hours or less per day. These are a few small, but nonetheless important, measures we can take to reduce excessive EMF exposure in children until more definitive research is available."

Current Understanding of the Health Effects of Electromagnetic Fields
Tayaba Miah, BS; Deepak Kamat, MD, PhD, FAAP

Pediatric Annals
April 2017 - Volume 46 · Issue 4: e172-e174
Posted April 17, 2017
DOI: 10.3928/19382359-20170316-01

Abstract

29 April 2017

Scientists Call for Protection from Ill-Health Effects of Cell Phones, Wi-Fi

Numerous recent scientific publications have shown that
EMF affects living organisms at levels well below most
international and national guidelines.
AFP Photo/ Stefan Heunis
Scientists call for protection from ill-health effects of cell phones, Wi-Fi
by Chukwuma Muanya, Assistant Editor, The Guardian, Nigeria, 27 April 2017

Scientists engaged in the study of biological and health effects of non-ionizing electromagnetic fields (EMF) have raised fresh alarm. Based on their peer-reviewed, published research, the scientists said they have serious concerns regarding the ubiquitous and increasing exposure to EMF generated by electric and wireless devices.

These include–but are not limited to–radiofrequency radiation (RFR) emitting devices, such as cellular and cordless phones and their base stations, Wi-Fi, broadcast antennas, smart meters, and baby monitors as well as electric devices and infra-structures used in the delivery of electricity that generate extremely-low frequency electromagnetic field (ELF EMF).

Peer-Reviewed Studies on Acoustic Neuroma and Cell Phone Use

Acoustic Neuroma and Cell Phone Use
saferemr.com, 26 April 2017

Studies that report evidence of increased risk of acoustic neuroma associated with long-term cell phone use

Nine peer-reviewed studies, including one cohort study, have found evidence that long-term cell phone use is associated with increased risk of acoustic neuroma, a tumor on the nerve from the ear to the brain.

Cohort Studies

Benson et al, 2013 (acoustic neuroma) - UK Million Women cohort study

For acoustic neuroma, there was an increase in risk with long term use vs never use (10+ years: RR = 2.46, 95% CI = 1.07-5.64, P = 0.03), the risk increasing with duration of use (trend among users, P = 0.03).

Italy: Florence: Judge Connects Tumor and Mobile Phone

THE SENTENCE

Florence:  Judge connects tumor and mobile phone


The court of Florence like that of Ivrea: disability compensation for a salesperson

After the Ivrea Court, Florence has also recognized a link between cell phone use and the development of a tumor. On Friday, labor judge Vincenzo Nuvoli condemned the Inail [National Institute for Insurance against Accidents at Work] to payment of compensation for permanent disability (16 percent) to a man who in 2014 was diagnosed with acoustic neuroma of the right auditory nerve. For thirteen years, Alessandro Maurri, 60, assigned to sales for an import-export company, would use the mobile phone for an average of 2-3 hours a day. Maurri began working in 1985. In 1994 he was awarded a corporate phone, and got to manage about 800 customers throughout Tuscany. Since 2002, when the office closed, he continued to work from home and used his cell phone up to an average of six hours a day. In 2008, he was diagnosed  with an acoustic neuroma which required surgery.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Specific Absorption Rates (SAR)

To ensure that the cell phone does not exceed the legal limit, consumers should never keep their cell phone in their pockets or next to their skin.
 The cell phone is not tested directly against the body because almost all cell phones would fail the SAR test as the radiation absorption increases dramatically when the cell phone is close to the body. 

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus Specific Absorption Rates (SAR)
saferemr.com, 27 April 2017

  • What are the SAR values for Samsung’s new smart phones? 
  • What is the manufacturer's recommended minimum body separation distance?
  • How should consumers use this information?

Be sure to read the latest  Consumer Reports safety warnings  about cell phone use.

Also see: "Do iPhones emit more radiation than
Samsung Galaxy phones?"

According to test reports filed with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) for the Galaxy S8 for cellular transmission is 0.34 watts per kilogram (w/kg) at the head, and 0.93 w/kg when worn on the body. The WiFi hotspot SAR is 0.95 w/kg. The SAR for simultaneous transmission (cellular plus Wi-Fi) is 1.25 w/kg at the head, 1.39 w/kg when worn on the body, and 1.52 w/kg when used as a hotspot. (1)

28 April 2017

Electrosensitivity Explained in a Comic Strip

Electrosensitivity explained in a comic strip
ARA, www.alerte.ch, posted 28 April 2017

Dr. CEM by Kri

Dr. CEM could be one of the 14 doctors, co-authors of the "EUROPAEM EMF Guideline 2016 for the prevention,diagnosis and treatment of EMF-related healthproblems and illnesses".  This publication, written by internationally-known doctors to inform physicians, comprises 69 pages of text, perhaps too technical for a wide audience, especially young persons.  We hope that this comic strip will raise awareness of the health risks concerning unrestrained use of wireless technologies.

Click here for the link to the comic strip

About the artist:

27 April 2017

France: Phonegate* : Rejection of the Interlocutory Proceedings against ANFR by the Administrative Tribunal of Melun

Phonegate* : Rejection of the Interlocutory Proceedings against ANFR by the Administrative Tribunal of Melun
by Marc Arazi, arazi.fr, 27 April 2017

Communiqué, 26 April 2017

By a ruling made on 20 April 2017, as follow-up to the public hearing of 19 April 2017, the Administrative Tribunal of Melun rejected all demands for interlocutory proceedings that we had initiated against the National Frequency Agency (ANFR) on 20 February 2017. The court considered that the requested measurements would be an obstacle to enforcement of an administrative decision (explicit decision of ANFR dated 19 December 2016 refusing the transmission of documents relating to measurements of the specific absorption rate (SAR) of 95 mobile phones tested) without establishing the existence of a serious and imminent danger.

26 April 2017

Statement By Dr. Devra Davis On The Landmark California Court Ruling Upholding The Berkeley Cell Phone Ordinance

Statement By Dr. Devra Davis On The Landmark California Court Ruling Upholding The Berkeley Cell Phone Ordinance
ehtrust.org, 22 April 2017

In a clear victory for the public right to know with a landmark court decision, the US Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has upheld the City of Berkeley’s ordinance requiring phone sellers make public typically hidden advice about distances used for cell phone testing. In an April 21, 2017 filing, the Court decisively rejected the industry argument that making that advice public deprived them of their First Amendment rights.

Phone sellers in Berkeley are required to post this notice:

To assure safety, the Federal Government requires that cell phones meet radiofrequency (RF) exposure guidelines. If you carry or use your phone in a pants or shirt pocket or tucked into a bra when the phone is ON and connected to a wireless network, you may exceed the federal guidelines for exposure to RF radiation. Refer to the instructions in your phone or user manual for information about how to use your phone safely.

California: Ninth Circuit Upholds Berkeley Ordinance Requiring Cell Phone Retail Disclosures

"Berkeley’s compelled disclosure does no more than to alert consumers to the safety disclosures that the FCC requires, and to direct consumers to federally compelled instructions in their user manuals providing specific information about how to avoid excessive exposure. Far from conflicting with federal law and policy, the Berkeley ordinance complements and reinforces it."

Ninth Circuit Upholds Berkeley Ordinance Requiring Cell Phone Retail Disclosures
by Ruthann Robsonlawprofessors.typepad.com, 21 April 2017

In its opinion in CTIA - The Wireless Ass'n v. City of Berkeley, a panel of the Ninth Circuit rejected First Amendment and preemption challenges to an ordinance requiring retailers to provide notices to consumers about their cell phone purchase. The notice, to be on a poster or handout, with the seal of the city, must read:

The City of Berkeley requires that you be provided the following notice:

To assure safety, the Federal Government requires that cell phones meet radiofrequency (RF) exposure guidelines. If you carry or use your phone in a pants or shirt pocket or tucked into a bra when the phone is ON and connected to a wireless network, you may exceed the federal guidelines for exposure to RF radiation. Refer to the instructions in your phone or user manual for information about how to use your phone safely.

Is 'Li-Fi' Set to Replace Wi-Fi?

Engineering professor Maite Brandt-Pearce's Li-Fi
technology could offer an alternative to Wi-Fi networks.
Courtesy University of Virginia
Is 'Li-Fi' set to replace Wi-Fi?
6 April 2017

VLNComm looks to LED technology to provide better network

University Engineering Prof. Maite Brandt-Pearce and her former graduate student, Mohammad Noshad, have found a new alternative to wireless networks like Wi-Fi which uses radio waves. Their new technology “Li-Fi” instead uses LED lights to provide network connectivity.

In wireless networks like Wi-Fi, a wireless adapter converts data into radio signals and transmits it using an antenna. A wireless router then receives and decodes the signal, sending the information to the internet with a physical, wired connection.

About to Get an Earfull

Holten: About to get an earfull
by Kevin Holten, Opinion,
 thedickinsonpress.com, 21 April 2015

In the end you’ll thank me. Why? It’s because this article might just save your life.

Two weeks ago I was in California visiting my son and his fiancé. While there, I also visited my former doctor for some basic medical maintenance and learned about a few of the dangers of everyday life. One of which is your cellphone. As it turns out, it’s a killer.

Oh, I know, you’re addicted to it, use it a million times a day and couldn’t possibly live without it. But that’s not the point, is it? The real point is you might not be able live with it.

In the past five years, the amount of radiation emanating from cellphones has increased dramatically. And, as it turns out, holding it to your ear too much each day is a great way to develop brain cancer and other diseases.

Tower Roulette

Tower Roulette
by Ron Gordon, watershedsentinel.ca,
12 January 2017

As the wireless industry rapidly unleashes new technologies, should we be concerned?

In June of 2015 Renee Adams* of Maple Ridge, British Columbia was awakened by the sound of heavy trucks and workers affixing microcell broadcast antennas to a telephone pole 100 feet from her front door.

Surprised by the lack of warning and concerned about possible health effects, the single mother of two autistic boys asked for an explanation, but was told by workers that it was “none of her business” and ordered out of the construction zone. Finding no government department at any level willing to listen to her concerns, she appealed to city council. Council, however, was unaware of the plan to deploy the antennas, confused about responsibilities, and uncertain of dangers.

24 April 2017

Interview with Chernobyl Cleanup Survivor, Natalia Manzurova

REPOSTED 24 April 2017 on the occasion of the Grand Vigil of IndependentWHO taking place on 26 April in Geneva in front of WHO.

IN MEMORY OF ALL THOSE AFFECTED BY THE NUCLEAR ACCIDENTS AT FUKUSHIMA AND CHERNOBYL:

Natalia Manzurova, shown here in 1988 in the "dead zone"
of Pripyat, is one of the relatively few survivors among
those directly involved in the cleanup of Chernobyl.


Shortly after the Fukushima nuclear accident occurred in March 2011, Natalia Manzurova granted this interview with aol.com. She is one of the few survivors among those directly involved in the cleanup of Chernobyl. Just after the nuclear catastrophe, the 35-year-old engineer was told to report to the wrecked plant in northern Ukraine. She spent 4 1/2 years helping clean the abandoned town of Pripyat, which was less than two miles from the Chernobyl reactors. Several years after working there, she developed a benign thyroid tumor. Half the thyroid was removed. Around the time of the operation, the government passed a law saying the liquidators had to work for exactly 4 1/2 years to get their pension and retire. The law concerning benefits kept changing because the government did not want to admit to what extent the liquidators were being affected. It would have looked bad for the industry. “The nuclear industry is dangerous. They want to deny the dangers.” Manzurova became disabled at age 43. Today she is an advocate for radiation victims worldwide.

Chernobyl Cleanup Survivor's Message for Japan: 'Run Away as Quickly as Possible'
by Dana Kennedy, aol.com, 22 March 2011

Natalia Manzurova, one of the few survivors among those directly involved in the long cleanup of Chernobyl, was a 35-year-old engineer at a nuclear plant in Ozersk, Russia, in April 1986 when she and 13 other scientists were told to report to the wrecked, burning plant in the northern Ukraine.

23 April 2017

Sheryl Crow's Kids Are Limited To 30 Minutes Of Screen Time A Day & For Good Reason

Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images
Entertainment/Getty Images
"Too much screen time can have detrimental effects on kids as they grow up, including dulled empathy, difficulty reading social cues and concentrating, disrupted sleep schedules, and even an increased risk of developing a chronic illness — and, yes, digital addiction."

Sheryl Crow's Kids Are Limited To 30 Minutes Of Screen Time A Day & For Good Reason
by Andrea Frazierromper.com, 14 April 2017

She's won nine Grammys and has another album on the way, but, mostly, she's dedicated to being there for every moments of her sons' childhoods. So, it's really no surprise that Sheryl Crow limits her kids' screen time to 30 minutes per day, as she recently told People magazine. Six-year-old and Levi and 9-year-old Wyatt probably aren't bored, though: Crow said she recorded the entirety of Be Myself, out April 21, during their school hours so that she could be home every night for dinner. And no one would argue that playing endless games of Candy Crush is a better way to spend time than hanging out with family (except maybe kids themselves, but still).

Electronic Weapons, Radio Frequency Radiation, Remote Manipulation of the Human Nervous System: Open Letter to the European Commission

Electronic Weapons,  Radio Frequency Radiation, Remote Manipulation of the Human Nervous System

New World Order Weapon Ban. Open Letter to the European Commission
by Mojmir Babacek, Global Research, 13 April 2017

OPEN LETTER TO THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION

We are missing a legislation which would ban the purposeful remote manipulation of the human nervous system and organism including remote killing of people.

Secretariat-General
European Commission
Rue de la Loi 200/ Wetstraat 200
1049 Bruxelles/Brussel
Belgium

In mid March 2016 the Polish defense minister Antoni Macierewicz visited the University of Father Tadeusz Rydzyk to participate in the discussion on problems of contemporary politics, armed conflicts and terrorism. One of the listeners asked him, whether Poland has got a strategy, how to solve illegal experiments with electromagnetic weapons on unwitting Polish citizens. Antoni Macieriwicz replied that his ministry is conducting an analysis on this subject and that he is going to establish a commission, which will investigate the complaints of Polish citizens.

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgVs4-m0lNY#t=33

Are You Hooked on Screens? Here’s Why You Can’t Look Away

Interview with Adam Alter, author of "Irresistible" - the rise of addictive technology and the business of keeping us hooked.

Are You Hooked on Screens? Here’s Why You Can’t Look Away
by Lisa Tolin, nbcnews.com, 18 April 2017

If you're finding yourself spending more and more time staring at your phone, that's no accident.

In his new book "Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked," NYU marketing professor Adam Alter warns that internet addiction is on the rise — and that it's partly because addiction is good for business.

He presents some sobering statistics: The average millennial looks at his phone more than 150 times a day, and some studies suggest as much as 40 percent of the population suffers from some kind of Internet addiction, whether to gaming, pornography — or just email.

22 April 2017

Italy: The Court of Ivrea: "Misuse of the Cell Phone Caused a Tumor"

Detailed reporting of the court case by an Italian newspaper.

Copy of the legal judgement in Italian.

THE JUDGMENT - "BENIGN TUMOR BUT DISABLING"

The Court of Ivrea: "The misuse of the cell phone caused a tumor"
by Elisa Solacorriere.it, 17 April 2017
Google translation with grammatical corrections by the Editor of "Towards Better Health".  


Inail ordered to pay an annuity for an occupational disease to the company employee who was diagnosed with a tumor after 15 years of cell phone use for more than three hours a day without protection.

The prolonged and continuous use of the cell phone, without headsets or a hands-free kit, has been recognized by the Ivrea Judge Laura Fadda as a possible cause of the onset of a tumor. The victim, who appealed against Inail [National Institute for Insurance against Accidents at Work], is a technician in the Turin office of a large Italian telecoms company. His name is Roberto Romeo, 57 years old, and just a few years' short of retirement. The biological damage has been recognized at 23 percent.

The sentence

Landmark Italian Court Ruling Recognizes Causal Link Between Cellphone Use And Brain Tumor

Landmark Italian Court Ruling Recognizes Causal Link Between Cellphone Use And Brain Tumor
ehtrust.org, 21 April 2017

The Italian Court of Ivrea rules telecom employee to be paid lifetimes damages for brain tumor developed after heavy cell phone use.

The Italian Court of Ivrea is the first Court in the world to recognize a causal link between cellphone use and brain tumors in an April 11, 2017 ruling which awarded a Telecom employee, Roberto Romeo, lifetime damages of 500 euros a month after he developed a brain tumor from fifteen years of cell phone use. The ruling which has made international headlines as the court’s expert refused to accept telecom industry funded studies as evidence.

“Judgment recognizes the causal link between a Brain tumor and the use of a cell phone”. This is quoted from the verdict issued by Judge Luca Fadda of the Court of Ivrea. The state social security agency must pay Romeo for the damages from the brain tumor which resulted in loss of hearing in one ear. He had used the company cellphone for three hours a day for 15 years.

“I had no choice but to use my mobile to talk to colleagues and organise work — for 15 years I was calling all the time, from home, in the car,” states Romeo as quoted in The Guardian, “I started to have the feeling of my right ear being blocked all the time and the tumour was diagnosed in 2010. Happily, it was benign but I can no longer hear anything because they had to remove my acoustic nerve.”

Berkeley Cell Phone "Right to Know" Ordinance

Berkeley Cell Phone "Right to Know" Ordinance
saferemr.com, 21 April 2017

To see media coverage about the Berkeley cell phone "right to know" ordinance
and the CTIA's lawsuit: http://bit.ly/berkeleymedia


Today the city of Berkeley won a major decision in a federal appeals court. The court denied a request by the CTIA-The Wireless Association to block Berkeley’s landmark cell phone “right to know” ordinance.

Berkeley’s ordinance which has been in effect since March 21 of last year requires cellphone retailers in the city to provide consumers with the following notification:

“To assure safety, the Federal Government requires that cell phones meet radiofrequency (RF) exposure guidelines. If you carry or use your phone in a pants or shirt pocket or tucked into a bra when the phone is ON and connected to a wireless network, you may exceed the federal guidelines for exposure to RF radiation. Refer to the instructions in your phone or user manual for information about how to use your phone safely.”

United States: Mobile Industry Loses Its Bid to Stop Berkeley's Cellphone Warning Law

YOU'VE BEEN WARNED —

Mobile industry loses its bid to stop Berkeley’s cellphone warning law
by Cyrus Farivar, arstechnica.com
21 April 2017

9th Circuit: Local law actually “complements and reinforces” federal law, policy.

On Friday, a federal appeals court ruled in favor of the City of Berkeley, allowing the city to keep its law that requires radiation warning signs in all cellphone stores within the city limits.

The CTIA, the cellphone industry trade group, sued the city to stop the law from taking effect by asking a lower court to impose a preliminary injunction. The group argued that forcing retailers to display the warning (pictured below) constituted compelled speech, which violates the First Amendment. After the district court didn't impose the injunction, the CTIA appealed to the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals.

The 9th Circuit concluded that Berkeley's disclosure "did no more than alert consumers" to FCC safety disclosures.

21 April 2017

Bill Gates Forbid His Kids from Having Cell Phones Until Age 14

Photo: Seth Wenig, Associated Press
Bill Gates forbid his kids from having cell phones until age 14
by Amy Graff, SFGATE, 20 April 2017

American businessman Bill Gates' Microsoft designed some of the world's most exciting technology, but he put strict limits on his own children from using it.

Bill Gates is a visionary who co-founded one of the world's best-known tech companies that made him the richest man in the world.

Gates led the world into the digital world, making computers accessible to everyday people with his Microsoft PC software.

You would think his kids would have been some of the first students at school to show up with cell phones.

Not so. Gates and his wife Melinda banned their three children from owning cell phones until age 14, even though their kids often protested and said their friends all owned them.

Italian Court Finds Link Between Cell Phone Use and Tumor

"The Codacons consumer protection agency says it is considering a class-action based on the Romeo decision to have cellphones carry health warnings in Italy, and also to have the health risks associated with cellphone use recognized generally by Italy’s social security agency."

Italian Court Finds Link Between Cell Phone Use and Tumor
by Colleen Barry, AP, courthousenews.com
20 April 2017

MILAN (AP) — A longtime Telecom Italia employee has been awarded monthly social security payments after a court found that his brain tumor was caused by improper use of a company-issued cellphone.

Lawyer Stefano Bertone said Thursday that it was the first trial court verdict of which he was aware in the world “to recognize a link between cellphone use and the development of brain tumor.”

Bertone said one factor that appeared to have contributed to the verdict was the refusal by the court’s expert to accept into evidence studies that were funded by the telecom industry.

Italian Court Rules Mobile Phone Use Caused Brain Tumor

An Italian court has ruled that excessive, work-related use
of a mobile phone caused an executive to develop a benign
brain tumour.  Photo:  Alamy
Italian court rules mobile phone use caused brain tumour
Agence France Presse / The Guardian, 
21 April 2017

Court awards pension to employee who claimed work-related use of a mobile led to him developing a benign tumour

An Italian court has ruled that excessive, work-related use of a mobile phone caused an executive to develop a benign brain tumour.

In what could become a landmark ruling, the court in the northern town of Ivrea awarded the plaintiff a state-funded pension.

The judgment, which was handed own on 11 April but only made public on Thursday, is subject to a possible appeal.

Roberto Romeo, 57, had testified that his work duties obliged him to use his mobile for three to four hours of each working day for 15 years.

20 April 2017

How This Sign Put Berkeley in the Center of the Cellphone Safety Debate

How this sign put Berkeley in the center of the cellphone safety debate
by Natalie Brunell, kcra.com, updated:
10 April 2017

City of Berkeley becomes the first to require cellphone retailers to display warnings about radiation
|
BERKELEY, Calif. (KCRA) —
If you’re in the market for a cellphone or tablet in the City of Berkeley, you will probably notice a sign displayed near the register of a cellphone retailer, or on store shelves.

It’s a flier alerting customers of possible radiation exposure from mobile devices.

“Berkeley is the first city in the country to get stores to post warnings. It’s a small step, but it’s an important step,” said Joel Moskowitz, PhD, director of UC Berkeley’s Center for Family and Community Health at the University’s School of Public Health.

Greece: Athens Medical Association Recommends Reducing Electromagnetic Wireless Radiation To Protect Public Health

Athens Medical Association Recommends Reducing Electromagnetic Wireless Radiation To Protect Public Health
ehtrust.org, April 2017

Athens Medical Association Issues Recommendations To Reduce Wireless Exposure After Scientific Seminar On Non-ionizing Radiation

Seminar focused on public health risks from exposure to elevated indoor and outdoor electromagnetic radiation emissions.

On April 1st the Athens Medical Association (AMA) held a Scientific Conference on “Non-Ionizing Radiation and Its Effects on Human Health” at the Athens Medical Association Building, Athens, Greece. Scientific lectures were followed by a discussion, then the Athens Medical Association decision to issue 16 recommendations to reduce human exposure to wireless radiation.

16 RULES FOR SAFER USE OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

17 April 2017

Screen Time in Schools: Forum: 20 April 2017 - Denver, Colorado

Screen Time in Schools - 
Why Parents Should Care

SCREEN TIME Colorado presents an expert forum of presenters to speak at the Field House in Denver on Thursday, April 20, 2017, from 6:30-8:30p. A happy hour will start at 5:30 and an audience Q&A will follow the presentations.

"We're honored to present this vital information to anyone with responsibility for the care of children, or concerned with the adequacy and efficacy of children's education."
-----Heather Lahdenpera & Christine Zipps, event co-sponsors

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), today's children are spending an average of SEVEN hours per day on electronic devices! Screen use and the electromagnetic radiation emitted from these devices have been associated with health risks such as myopia, retinal damage, sleeplessness, addiction and behavioral issues. Screen use at school also brings with it information sharing and privacy issues.

FOR MORE INFORMATION & to REGISTER:
www.screentimecolorado.com

Purpose

Could Phones Change the Way Our Spines Curve?

Dr. Jason Cuellar says that people often look down when
using their smartphones. Photo/ 123RF
Could phones change the way our spines curve?
by Reuters, 15 April 2017

Spine surgeons are noticing an increase in patients with neck and upper back pain, likely related to poor posture during prolonged smartphone use, according to a recent report.

Some patients, particularly young patients who shouldn't yet have back and neck issues, are reporting disk hernias and alignment problems, the study authors write in The Spine Journal.

"In an X-ray, the neck typically curves backward, and what we're seeing is that the curve is being reversed as people look down at their phones for hours each day," said study coauthor Dr. Todd Lanman, a spinal neurosurgeon at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, reports Daily Mail.

"By the time patients get to me, they're already in bad pain and have disc issues," he told Reuters Health.

Green Bank, West Virginia: An American Town Without Wi-Fi or Mobile Phones

An American Town without Wi-Fi or Mobile Phones
learningenglish.voanews.com, 15 April 2017

You might think people all over the United States have wireless internet service and mobile phones. But there is no such service in Green Bank, West Virginia, a tiny town four hours from the U.S. capital, Washington, D.C.

Fewer than 150 people live in Green Bank, which has two churches, an elementary school and a public library. It also is home to the largest fully steerable radio telescope in the world.

There is a ban on Wi-Fi -- wireless internet service -- in Green Bank, along with anything else that can create electromagnetic waves. Officials say the waves could interfere with signals the telescope receives.

For many Americans, a visit to Green Bank is a little like returning to the 1950s. To get there, you must read road signs -- because there is no GPS service in the town. People can connect with the internet through telephones or Ethernet cables, but wireless service is not permitted.

Recorded Childhood Cancers Rise by 13% Worldwide

A third of cancer cases involving children under the age of
15 related to leukaemia, the study found.  Photo:
Ed Reschke/Getty Images
"Experts say it is vital to collect better data from all over the world to establish all the causes, which could include infections and environmental pollutants."

Recorded childhood cancers rise by 13% worldwide, study finds
by Sarah Boseley Health editor, The Guardian, 11 April 2017

Survival rates improve across the globe, as increase in cases over 20 years attributed largely to better detection and recording

Childhood cancers have risen across the globe by 13% over 20 years, according to data from the World Health Organization’s cancer section.

Cell Phone and Cordless Phone Use Causes Brain Cancer: New Review

Cell phone and cordless phone use causes brain cancer: New review
saferemr.com, 13 April 2017

Evaluation of Mobile Phone and Cordless Phone Use and Glioma Risk 
Using the Bradford Hill Viewpoints from 1965 on Association or Causation

"The nine Bradford Hill viewpoints on association or causation regarding RF radiation and glioma risk  seem to be fulfilled in this review.

Based on that we conclude that glioma is caused by RF radiation. Revision of current guidelines  for exposure to RF radiation is needed."


This review paper by Michael Carlberg and Lennart Hardell evaluates the strength of the scientific evidence to determine whether there is a causal relationship between a risk factor and an associated disease -- namely, wireless (cellphone and cordless) phone use and glioma, the most common brain cancer. The paper applies the nine perspectives developed by Sir Austin Bradford Hill to the peer-reviewed data pertaining to this health risk.

Your WiFi Could Be Harming Your Health

Your WiFi Could Be Harming Your Health
by Susan Pattersonyournewswire.com
16 April 2017

I work on the Internet all day long and have not really ever considered the health implications of doing so. I have exercised caution with other electronics; for example, I am careful with my cellphone and I don’t have a microwave in the home. And yet, I have not ever thought that my WiFi could make me sick.

Health effects of WiFi

WiFi was introduced in 1997 — I remember this well. It is a technology that utilizes radio waves to provide network connectivity. Since it was first introduced, there have been numerous studies conducted that have demonstrated that this amazing innovation could actually be harming overall health — brain health in particular, especially in children. Here are the facts:

It may cause insomnia

12 April 2017

Smart Meters and Cell Damage from Pulsed Electromagnetic Radiation - Our Health Risk?

Smart meters and cell damage from pulsed em radiation - our health at risk?
by Lynne Wycherley, theecologist.org, 11 April 2017

'Smart meters' looked like a great idea, writes Lynne Wycherley, giving us more control over our energy use. The downside? They emit as many as 14,000 short bursts of intense microwave radiation a day, disrupting cellular electrochemistry and causing health symptoms from migraine to tinnitus, insomnia, dizziness, anxiety, chest pain, palpitations and memory loss. Now a growing number of 'electro-sensitives' have had enough!

As early as 2012, environmental health Professor David Carpenter, founder of Albany School of Public Health, and author of 370 peer-reviewed publications, issued a public letter on the plausible toxic risks of intensive, pulsed-microwave smart metering.

Is Electromagnetism One of the Causes of Colony Collapse Disorder? A Work Plan for Testing This Hypothesis

Is electromagnetism one of the causes of the CCD? A work plan for testing this hypothesis
Marie-Claire Cammaerts*
University of Brussels, Brussels, Belgium

J Behav 2(1): 1006 (2017)
Submitted: 02 January 2017; Accepted: 6 February 2017; Published: 28 March 2017
Perspective


*Corresponding author: Marie-Claire Cammaerts, 27 square du Castel Fleuri, 1170 Bruxelles, Belgium
Tel: +32-322-673-4969; Email: mccammaerts@gmail.com
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10 April 2017

10 Ways to Protect the Brain from Daily Screen Time

Source:  taa22/fotolia
Go wired and give WiFi the boot.

10 Ways to Protect the Brain from Daily Screen Time
by Victoria L. Dunckley, M.D.,
 psychologytoday.com, 1st April 2017

10 evidence-based strategies to prevent overstimulation from screen-time

I’ve written elsewhere how screen-time stresses and detunes the body clock, brain chemistry, and reward pathways, as well as how tech addiction can actually damage the brain’s frontal lobe. I’ve also shared how an electronic fast can reset and resynchronize the nervous system, improving a child’s mood, sleep, focus and behavior in a matter of weeks.

08 April 2017

Reading User Manuals of Wireless Devices Confirms What We Already Know

Reading User Manuals of Wireless Devices Confirms What We Already Know
C4ST.com



Take a look at the following warnings for different wireless devices. You would assume they would be found on our website — as we are dedicated to educating the public about the dangers of wireless radiation:

iPad – “… to be sure that human exposure to RF energy does not exceed the FCC, IC, and European Union guidelines, always follow these instructions and precautions: Orient the device in portrait mode with the Home button at the bottom of the display, or in landscape mode with the cellular antenna (located under the black edge at the top of the device) away from your body or other objects…”

Russian Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection Organization in Stinging Criticism of the World Health Organization

Russian radiation protection organisation in stinging criticism of the World Health Organisation:  "The quidelines of ICNIRP are irrelevant to present situation when majority of population over the world is chronically exposed to non-thermal RF from mobile communication."

Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing
Radiation Protection
Moscow
1st March 2017

Letter from the Russian National Committee on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection to the WHO :Subject: International EMF Project; unbalanced WHO working group (WG) on evaluation of health effects from radiofrequency (RF) radiation: 

cc: Dr. E. van Deventer, Public Health and Environment, WHO
World Health Organization World Health Organization
Geneva, Switzerland

Attention:
Maria Neira,
Director, Public Health and Environment

07 April 2017

British Airways Pilot Died 'After He Was Poisoned by Contaminated Cockpit Air but Doctors Did Not Believe Him'

Prior to his death, Richard Westgate instructed lawyers to
sue BA for health and safety breaches as he was convinced
his problems were related to being exposed to toxic chemicals.
British Airways pilot died 'after he was poisoned by contaminated cockpit air but doctors did not believe him' his emotional twin tells inquest
by Alexander Robertson For Mailonline,
6 April 2017

  • Richard Westgate said ill health was caused by toxic fumes filtering into cockpit
  • The BA pilot grew 'angry and frustrated' by UK doctors who could not cure him
  • Suffered severe headaches, sight problems and insomnia before he died in 2012
  • His twin brother told Salisbury Coroner's Court that he felt 'let down' by doctors
  • But coroner ruled so-called aerotoxic syndrome will not be considered at inquest

A British Airways pilot who claimed his ill health was caused by fumes filtering into the cockpit was let down by doctors who did not believe him, his brother has said.

Effects of Prenatal Exposure to Wi-Fi Signal on Postnatal Development and Behavior in Rat: Influence of Maternal Restraint

For a list of more than 60 research studies that found adverse biologic or health effects from Wi-Fi or radiation similar to Wi-Fi, see a website maintained by scientists in the United Kingdom.
Effects of prenatal exposure to WIFI signal on postnatal development and behavior in rat: Influence of maternal restraint

Othman H, Ammari M, Sakly M, Abdelmelek H. Effects of prenatal exposure to WIFI signal (2.45 GHz) on postnatal development and behavior in rat: Influence of maternal restraint. Behavioural Brain Research. 36:291-302. May 2017.

Highlights

• Effects of gestational exposure to WiFi signal and restraint along gestation period on the offspring were studied.
• The pups were evaluated for physical development and neuromotor maturation.
• Gestational WiFi exposure and restraint, adversely affected offspring neurodevelopment and behavior at adulthood.
• Progeny brain oxidative balance and serum biochemistry were disrupted.

Eight-Year-Old Second Grader's Science Fair Project: 'What Wireless Can Do To You'

Aiden Fitchett with his Orchard Primary School
Science Fair project 'What Wireless Can Do To You.'
Oh my...what's in WiFi?
by Catherine Minollitricitytimes-online.com.
2 April 2014

Second grader patterns science fair project after Danish experiment

April 02, 2014ALMONT — When the school district rolled out the Ipads this year, Aiden Fitchett noticed something new; as he did when seated near the wireless projector any time a teacher used one for a presentation: headaches. Bad ones. Bad enough that the 8-year-old second grader would come home crying from the pain.

His mom, biologist Rachel Fitchett, made a correlation between Aiden's headaches and the circumstances: wireless fidelity waves or WiFi, which has been associated with causing physical effects in a small percentage of the population.

"I knew the health risks associated with WiFi and asked the teacher to relocate him and the headaches stopped," Rachel says.

05 April 2017

Mothers Glued to Their Phones Pass on Their Harmful Screen Addiction to Their Children

The average person swipes, taps and pinches their
smartphone display about 2,617 times a day.
The mothers who admit they're so glued to their phones, they ignore their children - and, just as disturbing, they're passing on their harmful screen addiction
by Lauren Libbert for the Daily Mail
4 April 2017

  • Average person swipes, taps their smartphone display about 2,617 times a day
  • Excessive phone use among modern parents is becoming a widespread problem
  • Research has linked children’s social media habits to those of their parents
  • Three mothers reveal how their devices have affected their family life 

Harms of Nighttime Light Exposure Passed to Offspring


Harms of nighttime light exposure passed to offspring
by Misti Cranenews.osu.edu, 31 March 2017

Hamster study finds evidence of immune, endocrine problems

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Animals can pass the damaging effects of nighttime light exposure to their offspring, a new study has found, adding to a growing body of evidence that there’s a health cost to our increasingly illuminated nights.

Hamster pups are born with weakened immune systems and impaired endocrine activity when their parents don’t receive a natural mix of daylight and darkness prior to mating, found researchers at The Ohio State University.

“This suggests that circadian disruptions can have long-ranging effects in offspring and that’s concerning,” said lead author Yasmine Cisse, a graduate student in neuroscience at Ohio State. The study appears in Scientific Reports.

03 April 2017

"Our Human Future Will Only Be As Healthy As Our Sperm"

"Sorry guys - this is one case where two heads aren't
better than one."
Add exposure to radiofrequency radiation emitted by cell phones, often kept in pockets next to sensitive parts of the body, and sperm are REALLY in trouble.  Curiously, this article does not include this in the factors negatively affecting sperm.

Are Your Sperm in Trouble?
by Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times, 
11 March 2017

Let’s begin with sex.

As a couple finishes its business, millions of sperm begin theirs: rushing toward an egg to fertilize it. But these days, scientists say, an increasing proportion of sperm — now about 90 percent in a typical young man — are misshapen, sometimes with two heads or two tails.

Electromagnetic Radiation and Its Impact on Autism

EMF Radiation and its impact on Autism
brightsandz.com, 26 March 2017

Is it just a coincidence that the number of Autism cases in India (and globally) have spiked just corresponding to the proliferation of electronics, domestic appliances and wireless communication technology in our homes?

Autism is beginning to take pandemic proportions worldover.  Here's how
nations stack up in terms of autism numbers.























The pace of technology absorption at home has hastened in the last 2-3 decades. If you reflect back on your childhood, chances are you would remember far lesser number of gadgetry at home in those days. This has simply led to stronger and more numerous EMF radiation sources in our homes, creating denser electromagnetic smog in our homes. With the advent of smart city, smart home, internet of things and sensor networks – we are adding ever increasing sources of EMF Radiation in our life spaces. 

02 April 2017

The World Health Organization Has Once Again Fabricated a Serious Lie

WHO has once again fabricated a serious lie
Towards Better Health, 2 April 2017

Probably sometime in March this year, on its Fact Sheet 297, WHO changed its list of risk factors for cancer from "ionizing and non-ionizing radiation" to "ionizing and ultraviolet radiation". This change has been confirmed as having taken place.

WHO is taking money from the telecoms industry and does not want the world to know that there may be a causal link between the non-ionizing radiation emitted by wireless technologies and cancer. In fact, WHO classified this radiation as "possibly carcinogenic" in 2011. Wireless technology (cell phones, Wi-Fi, smart gadgets, smart meters) is a trillion-dollar industry so the truth must be hidden from the consumers who fatten its pockets.

Please share this message far and wide.

And this document,
"World Health Organization - Setting the Standard for a Wireless World of Harm"

Link: http://olgasheean.com/who-harm/

Why the iPad Is a Far Bigger Threat to Our Children Than Anyone Realises

Sue Palmer, a psychologist, has seen countless
toddlers who can barely walk, swiping at screens
(stock photo)
RE-POSTED 2 April 2017:

Why the iPad is a far bigger threat to our children than anyone realises: Ten years ago, psychologist SUE PALMER predicted the toxic effects of social media.  Now she sees a worrying new danger...
by Sue Palmer for the Daily Mail, 27 January 2016

- Sue Palmer is a psychologist who realised how dangerous technology could be to young children
- She's shocked about how even the tiniest have become slaves to screens
- Excessive screen-time can lead to obesity, aggression and depression


When the little girl pointed at the sweets at the checkout, her mother said: 'No, they're bad for your teeth.' So her daughter, who was no more than two, did what small children often do at such times. She threw a tantrum.

What happened next horrified me. The embarrassed mother found her iPad in her bag and thrust it into her daughter's hands. Peace was restored immediately.

Glyphosate : Will Monsanto Finally Get What They Deserve for Their Crimes against Humanity?

Thousands of people now have non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma due to glyphosate (Roundup) exposure, warns legal firm that’s suing Monsanto
by Vicki Batts, naturalnews.com, 23 March 2017

Will Monsanto finally get what they deserve for their crimes against humanity? The Miller Firm hopes to bring the corporate giant to their knees by pursuing a lawsuit that shows Roundup can cause non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and multiple myeloma.

And perhaps, in their pursuance of this litigation, the EPA will be taken down, too.

Email evidence indicates that not only did Monsanto help write the so-called cancer studies on Roundup, but that EPA officials colluded to keep reports on glyphosate’s carcinogenic status in favor of the industry. Former EPA scientist Marion Copley’s heartbreaking email not only illustrates the cancer-causing capacity, but that the EPA is riddled with corruption and greed.

01 April 2017

It's Official: Sky Will Be Sprayed in Geoengineering "Experiment," Blocking Sun for Climate Change

“If we don’t protest their proposal to spray the skies now, in 20 years we’ll be living in an aluminum poisoned nightmare where questioning the health of geoengineering the weather, hazing out the sun to combat climate change, will be as taboo as being critical of vaccines.  We cannot allow geoengineering to become normalized in the public consciousness.“

It's Official: Sky Will Be Sprayed in Geoengineering "Experiment," Blocking Sun for Climate Change
themindunleashed.com, 26 March 2017

It’s official: the US government’s partners in academia are going to openly spray us. It’s a move toward a future where they openly spray the skies to supposedly fight climate change.

Harvard scientist David Keith and his partner are going to spray the sky with aluminum oxide and other chemicals to “experiment” with geoengineering: solar radiation management (SRM) as they call it, to block out the sun.

They want to block out the sun to supposedly combat climate change, but the well documented history of weather modification for military purposes suggests there are other motives.

According to MIT’s Technology Review:

ALS Linked to Occupational Exposure to Electromagnetic Fields

High exposure to low frequencies
Werner Bartsch/Plainpicture
ALS linked to occupational exposure to electromagnetic fields
by New Scientist staff and Press Association, 29 March 2017

Workplace exposure to electromagentic fields is linked to a higher risk of developing the most common form of motor neurone disease.

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a disease that ravages the body’s nerve cells, leaving people unable to control their bodies. People can die as soon as two years after first experiencing symptoms.

“Several previous studies have found that electrical workers are at increased risk of ALS,” says Neil Pearce, at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. “We don’t know why the risk is higher, but the two most likely explanations involve either electrical shocks, or ongoing exposure to extremely low frequency magnetic fields.”