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

31 May 2013

Spanish and German Students Win Prizes for Wi-Fi Experiments in 2012

Caroline Schick
Following publication of the article on the Danish school girls’ experiment with cress and Wi-Fi, readers have drawn our attention to two similar experiments undertaken by Spanish and German students of the same age group in 2012. These students also won prizes for their science projects. Here they are:

Tecnópole Classroom Students receive prize “Es de libro” in competition with more than 3,400 students across Spain
Tecnópole, 21 May 2012
Martin Alvarez and Queila Bouza
Queila Bouza and Martin Alvarez, students at Tecnópole and 4th of ESO in IES O Couto de Ourense, were winners of the event "Es de libro” with their scientific research on the influence of radiation emitted by mobile devices such as mobile or wireless routers on seed germination and plant growth. The two students, who will receive the award on Saturday from the Minister of Education, José Ignacio Wert, concluded that there is a direct influence on the germination process. Seed fertility was higher in the case of those not exposed to radiation.

30 May 2013

Cell Phones and Children: Follow the Precautionary Road

The journal of Pediatric Nursing has published an excellent article by Suzanne Rosenberg, MS, RN, Assistant Professor, Health Sciences, LaGuardia Community College, Long Island City, New York, in its March-April 2013 edition. Following are the abstract, recommendations and conclusions of her article. Click here for document in full.


Children are increasingly using cell phones. "Family package" deals make it easy for parents to obtain phones for their children, and the phones provide parents with the comfort of easy access to their children. However, cell phones emit radio frequency (RF) radiation (Bucher & the Committee on Appropriations, 2010). While the government has deemed RF radiation to be safe, there is no current significant research to make this claim. To determine the relationship between cell phone radiation and brain cancer requires long-term studies lasting decades and with inclusion of frequent users in the subject pool. Further, to extend the results of any study to children requires controlling for the differences between juveniles and adults regarding the composition of the head, and bone density and neural tissue. Dr. L. Hardell of the University Hospital of Sweden noted that "it is necessary to apply the precautionary principle in this situation," especially for long-term exposure that is likely to affect children (Hardell as cited in Mead, 2008, p. 1). There is cause for concern. (Pediatric Nursing, 2013 Mar-Apr; 39(2):65-70. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23705297)

26 May 2013

Addicted to Your Cell Phone? Here's What You Need to Know

Addicted to your cell phone?
by Zeenia Baria, The Times of India, 24 May 2013

Here's what you need to know...

While cell phones have become an indispensable part of our lives, over-attachment and over-dependence on them can spell doom for your health. Here, experts reveal why too much usage can cause you more harm than good...

Reduces sperm count
Gynaecologist and infertility specialist Dr Nandita Palshetkar says that the high-frequency electromagnetic radiation that cell phones emit may be associated with increased risk of brain tumours. "However, other tissues in the body such as the testes may also be sensitive to these cell phone-radiofrequency electromagnetic fields. Cell phone fields, because of their frequency and intensity, are prone to increasing temperature in tissues close to where they are used. Men who use hands-free devices tend to carry their cell phones in their pants pocket or clipped to their belts at the waist while in talk mode. As a result, they may be exposing their testicles to damaging radiofrequency electromagnetic waves. When placed close to the testes, such as in a pocket or on the hip, cell phones have been found to be associated with reduced sperm motility and concentration. Even cell phones that are at rest are emitting signals as they constantly monitor the airwaves for a signal. This seemed to be more associated with the length of time in the proximity of the testes," says Dr Palshetkar.

22 May 2013

Electrosensitivity Caused by Chronic Nervous System Arousal - Dr. Roy Fox

This article is excellent and contains a wealth of resources and advice for helping persons suffering from electrosensitivity.

Electrosensitivity caused by chronic nervous system arousal – 
Dr Roy Fox 
by André Fauteux, Editor, Maison du 21e siècle, 20 mai 2013
French version of this interview

Pollutant avoidance and detoxification are preferable to neuroactive medication if you suffer from electrosensitivity or chemical sensitivities, says Dr Roy Fox, Medical Director of the Capital Health Integrative Chronic Care Service, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dr Fox will be speaking on this topic in Montreal next May 25th at the Project ECOSPHERE Environmental and Ecohousing Fair.

Contrary to a common medical practice worldwide, one of Canada’s few experts in environmental medicine says avoiding pollutants and detoxifying the body are the best ways of reducing symptoms of environmental sensitivities and that use of neuroactive drugs is a risky last resort.

20 May 2013

Can BioGeometry Ease Electrosensitivity?

In addition to reading the two articles about BioGeometry which follow, view this video: "Hemberg Swiss project on Reuters" where Dr. Ibrahim Karim, an Egyptian architect and founder of the science of BioGeometry, talks about how biogeometric shapes were used in the Swiss village of Hemberg (canton St. Gallen) to alleviate the effects of mobile phone antenna emissions on people and the environment. He says that this could not be due to a placebo effect because the “ecology” improved once the geometrical forms were placed: birds and bats returned to the village and people felt better. Also read this document about the experiment:  http://www.scribd.com/doc/121266793/Ibrahim-Karim-Harmonization-With-Biogeometry-Mobile-Radiation-in-Hemberg

Following the success of this project, Dr. Karim was commissioned by the local government of the Swiss town of Hirschberg to implement a similar solution there. The energy-quality balancing of BioGeometry eased the symptoms of electrosensitive persons, among a number of other health conditions, as well as positively impacting the overall ecology of the area, including the health of the livestock in the area.

18 May 2013

Former Microsoft Canada Head Joins Fight to Protect Schoolchildren from Wi-Fi

Frank Clegg
Here is my answer to Robyn Urback, author of the National Post comment on former Microsoft Canada Frank Clegg’s recent talk to parents and teachers in Mississauga, Ontario, about the dangers of wireless internet in schools:

Dear Ms. Urback,
What you have written is misleading and biased. Please look at the independent, non-industry funded, research which points to biological effects from exposure to electromagnetic (EM) radiation such as that emitted by Wi-Fi. The person in charge of the EM fields project at WHO, Michael Repacholi, was receiving tens of thousands of dollars a year from the telecoms industry, so of course, WHO would play down the health effects of wireless technology. Responsible journalists such as yourself should do your homework and report both sides of the issue. Instead, by implying this technology is safe, you are encouraging the continuation of a developing health disaster which could be as serious as - or moreso than - that of smoking and asbestos.

Furthermore, the comment disparages Frank Clegg, a person who is selflessly devoting himself to raising awareness of the health issues of wireless technology. The issue of Wi-Fi in schools is particularly important because children, whose bodies are still developing, are more vulnerable to electromagnetic radiation.

Here is Ms. Urback's comment:

Robyn Urback: Former Microsoft Canada head joins bizarre fight to protect schoolchildren from Wi-Fi
by Robyn Urback, National Post, 13 May 2013

U.K. Study of 790,000 Women: Cell Phone Use Associated with Increased Risk of Acoustic Neuroma and Cancer of the Pituitary Gland

Pituitary tumor
We previously published an article on this study from Microwave News.

Cell Phone Use, Acoustic Neuroma and Cancer of the Pituitary Gland
PRLog Press Release, Berkeley, Calif., 10 May 2013

Cell phone use was associated with increased risk of two types of brain tumors in a new study of 790,000 women.

PRLog (Press Release) - May 10, 2013 - BERKELEY, Calif. -- Cell phone use was associated with increased risk of acoustic neuroma and cancer of the pituitary gland in a prospective study of more than 790,000 women in the United Kingdom. (1)

Acoustic neuroma is a rare, non-malignant tumor that develops on the main nerve leading from the inner ear to the brain. The pituitary gland is an organ that produces hormones which regulate important functions of the body and is located in the middle of the base of the brain.

Women who used cell phones for ten or more years were two-and- a-half times more likely to develop an acoustic neuroma. Their risk of acoustic neuroma increased with the number of years they used cell phones.

Denmark: 9th Grade Class Experiments with Cress Exposed to Wi-Fi Attract International Attention

Five girls from a 9th grade class at the Hjallerup School in North Jutland, Denmark, have recently conducted an experiment with cress seeds exposed to wi-fi. After 12 days, the seeds next to two wi-fi routers had not grown, and some of them were even mutated or dead. The seeds in a separate - radiation-free – room sprouted healthily.

Sick cress exposed to Wi-Fi routers

Renowned scientists from England, Holland and Sweden have since shown great interest in the girls' project. Professor Olle Johansson at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, is one of the impressed researchers. He will now repeat the experiment with a Belgian research colleague, Professor Marie-Claire Cammaert at the Université libre de Bruxelles.

Healthy cress not exposed to Wi-Fi routers.
Following is the article which appeared in a Danish newspaper, translated by Google (with minor grammatical corrections). Click here for the original article in Danish.

Experiments with cress in 9th grade class attracts international attention
by Mathias Bohn , DR DK News, 16 May 2013

Foreign researchers are extremely excited about a biology project from five 9 class girls. 

03 May 2013

Skin Conditions from Using a Laptop on the Lap

This comment comes from "Que Paise Esse" (What Country Is This?). The photos show skin conditions caused by using a notebook on the lap. The text has been translated from Spanish, using Google. 

There is no problem for those who use a laptop, just one hour a day, surrendering to the comfortable habit of using the computer lying in bed with it positioned on top of the lap, if you do not do it every day or spend hours in these conditions.

A 12-year-old boy presented some spots on his left leg. The "burnt leg syndrome" was easily diagnosed by a physician after the boy reported spending hours with a laptop on his lap, and although it heated up, he did not shift its position.

01 May 2013

Electrohypersensitivity: Letter to the Director of the Swiss Federal Office for Public Health

The following letter, addressed to the Director of the Swiss Federal Office for Public Health, Mr. Pascal Strupler, was written by the creator of the new site « Gigasmog » (located in La Neuveville in French-speaking Switzerland).  The purpose of the site is to inform about the (potential) danger of using wireless technologies everywhere and under all conditions.  “We are also going to attempt to show how a person who has become electrohypersensitive (EHS) is able to, in spite of this serious handicap, to remain with his/her family and assume essential tasks.”

Letter to Mr. Strupler, Director of the Federal Office for Public Health, 10 March 2013

Dear Sir :

You hold the future health of several hundreds of thousands of citizens of this country in your hands!