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25 February 2020

Meet Taylor, First EMF Child Ambassador of Children's Health Defense

Meet Taylor, CHD’s First EMF Child Ambassador
By Dafna Tachover, Director, Stop 5G and Wireless Harms Project, 
childrenshealthdefense.org, 25 February 2020

Photo: [Taylor, CHD’s EMF Child Ambassador, Won District Champion for her “Invisible Health Hazard” Science Project about Wireless Harms; She Will Compete in the Hawaii State Science Fair.]

I met Taylor, an 8th grader, on my trip to Hawaii in January 2020. She came to my lecture in Honolulu. I was excited when she approached me and told me that she came to learn more about the harms of wireless for her science project. Taylor decided to do her science project on the radiation that is emitted from wireless devices and the health effects caused from these invisible but very harmful electromagnetic waves. The title she gave to her project “Invisible Health Hazard”, perfectly describes the problem. She came to my lecture after she already won the science competition in her school and was selected to go to the district’s competition.

Unfortunately, many children and teenagers do not attend lectures on the harms of wireless radiation. For that reason and as part of the Children Health Defense education efforts, we decided to start a program called “EMF Children Ambassador” which aims to get children involved. We think children are the best to educate their peers about the harms. Taylor agreed to be a CHD EMF Child Ambassador.

To support her work, we approached Alasdair Philips from EMFields-Solutions who invented the ‘Acoustic Meter’, a meter that measures wireless radiation and provides not only the levels of radiation but also enables people to hear the radiation. Mr. Phillips generously decided to gift Taylor with the meter. Josh Hart from Stop Smart Meters helped with the delivery.

Alasdair wrote to Taylor:
“It is very important, and so inspiring, that young people like you are helping lead awareness of important issues. It always amazes me how one ‘relatively unknown’ person can change human consciousness…I have been working on these issues for about 30 years now(!). It is a long hard road, but every person like you can make a significant difference."

And indeed, Taylor is making a difference. On February 10, I got an exciting email from Taylor saying she was chosen as the 2020 Central District Junior Division Champion. She will be competing in the State Science Fair that will take place on April 8-10. Taylor has great ideas on developing meters for children and teenagers. We will be supporting her efforts to spread this knowledge to her peers.

She wrote to us:
“I am now very passionate about this topic and have ideas to build upon. Hopefully, I will be able to make my generation understand the responsibilities of using technology.” 

Thank you Taylor and WELL DONE!

Taylor’s Science Fair Project:

Project was selected to compete in the Hawaii State Science Fair and awarded 2020 Overall Central District Junior Champion.


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