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Cell and Cordless Phones

Cell and Cordless Phones

Cellular and cordless/portable phones, though suddenly and seemingly indispensable in our society, are a direct product of the wireless industry's successful attempt to sell us speed, convenience and entertainment all in one seductive package. In the long term, biologically safe alternatives to wireless cell and portable DECT phones will become necessary, as already they are causing negative effects that impact all living systems.

Sep 8

Cellphone inventor Martin Cooper: Smartphones aren't optimal

The Current's "Ripple Effect": CBC September 8, 2015

When Martin Cooper made the first ever call on a mobile phone, he had no idea he was spearheading a cellular revolution. The ripple effects of his invention exceeded his expectations, surprising everyone with the sweeping changes its brought to our lives.

The father of the cellphone, Martin Cooper says cellphones are still very primitive because we are slaves to them, rather than them being slaves to us.


Sep 1

National Association for Children and Safe Technology (NACST)

Child centred USA: includes links to other websites

Aug 23

Right To Know - An Environmental Health Briefing

Massachusetts State House, June 10, 2015 - Environmental Health Trust

Organized by the non-profit Environmental Health Trust, this public briefing concerns the latest scientific evidence of human health impacts from exposure to wireless radiation, including cell phones, wireless routers, baby monitors, smart meters and other devices.

The briefing includes remarks by

  • Environmental Health Trust founder Dr. Devra Lee Davis,
  • Mr. Frank Clegg of Canadians for Safe Technology (C4ST)

Jul 1

Jun 9

Published on Jun 11, 2015

This extract from S6 E143 of TV show Dr. Oz discusses the potential harmful effects of cell phone radiation in kids in this segment subtitled Dr. Oz Alert - Why Cell Phones Could Cause Cancer in Kids

May 14

Cell phone headaches, cell tower blues

View from Trent - Magda Havas

"Imagine a world identical to our own with one exception everyone is deaf. There is no radio and television remains at the level of the silent movie. Telephone communication is visual but beyond that the world is very much like our own.

"What would such a world be like?

 "It would probably be very noisy, since there would be no need for noise control and no regulations to limit noise. Car engines would still roar, perhaps louder than they do now, tires would squeal, birds would sing, and thunder would rumble across the sky but we would not be able to hear any of this.

"Now, imagine that some people in this world can hear. They don't realize they are any different except in a few subtle ways. They can predict the coming of storms. They claim to "hear" thunder at a distance. They have difficulty sleeping. In the middle of the night they hear roaring engines, squealing tires, horns blaring and other things that are silent to the rest of us. Because of their poor sleep, they are tired during the day. They become anxious and worried. The noise frightens them but only they can hear it so they begin to question their sanity. . . .

"Electromagnetic hypersensitivity has not yet been accepted by our medical professionals. Just like chronic fatigue syndrome, chemical hypersensitivity, and seasonal affective disorder (SAD) it will take some time and many complaining patients before that changes. In the meantime, those suffering need to reduce their exposure to radio frequency radiation not a simple thing to do in our highly technical society . . .

 "Our government can play a vital role. . .

Mar 26

Cell Phone Radiation Causes Car Accidents

Power to the People Canada (Blog) Walt McGinnis

"Does Radio Frequency Radiation (RFR) emitted from your cellphone scramble your brain? If your answer is that is not possible, why then are drivers having up to ten times more accidents after they end their calls? Evidence, decades old, appears to point to brain malfunction induced by wireless radiation as the unspoken cause of higher rates of car accidents."

 -Walt McGinnis

 " . . . It appeared that many industry funded researchers did not notice that the data they provided in their research indicated that the cause of the accidents was not primarily driver distraction but something much more profoundly disturbing. The evidence from the Redelmeier Study as well as subsequent studies have shown that RFR emitted from cellphones was inhibiting brain function and possibly causing car accidents.(2)

"Needless to say the ramifications of this revelation, if proven to be true, were enormous, especially because back in 1998 the wireless industry was about to explode into one of the largest and most profitable industries in the world. The idea that the RFR emitted from wireless devices was dangerous and a health threat was an inconvenient truth that stood between the industry and hundreds of billions of dollars in profits.  

"Had the truth emerged then and was acted upon I think that it would not be a stretch to say the course of history would have been changed with hundreds of thousands of lives saved and millions of illnesses avoided. But it would not be so. It is eighteen years later and it seems the wireless industry has effectively kept a lid on the evidence. How they did it and why they were successful is the topic of another very important discussion.

"The Redelmeier Study was well constructed and the data meticulously recorded. Risk factors were carefully evaluated and there were a large number of drivers involved. Everything was set up to generate good data. . . .

Mar 22

" . . . To sum up, the preliminary results of a four-year monitoring revealed the following.

1. All children from the test group showed an increase in the number of wrong phonetic perception (incorrect phoneme recognition). The contralateral effect was registered in in 79.3% of all cases.

2. 66.7% of children from the test group showed the increased reaction time to audio signal.

3. At the end of fourth year of observations, 50.7% of children from the test group demonstrated lower performance. Half of those cell phone users were performing at the lower level of their age norm.

4. Considerable increase in the fatigue was registered in 39.7% of all the cases, and these changes should be seen as substantial in 30% of the cases.

5. Registered declines in productivity (14.3%) and / or accuracy (19.4%) when the stability of voluntary attention has been tested; and lower accuracy (19.4%) and / or increasing the time (30.1%) when semantic memory has been tested, i.e. the deterioration of cognitive processes in general|.

6. Although in most cases, changes in psychophysiological indicators were staying within the age norms, we found steady decline from high results to the lower limit of norm (performance, voluntary attention and semantic memory, audio-and visual-motor reactions).

These data and continuous active children's use of mobile phones call for further research and observations.

Oct 25

Belgium Adopts New Regulations to Promote Cell Phone Radiation Safety

Children's mobile phones may no longer be sold. Besides this, the specific absorption rate (SAR) has to be listed for every mobile phone at the point of sale.

Children's mobile phones are banned. The specific absorption rate (SAR) must be listed on every mobile phone at the point of sale and a warning provided to customers to choose a lower SAR phone, use it moderately, and wear an earpiece.

Oct 22

This short clip will forever change the way you look at your cell phone.

A scientific paper bravely published by a leading radiation biologist, Prof. Dariusz Leszczynski now allows top neurologists, like Keith Black, MD of Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Hospital to issue warnings to their patients about the dangers of cellphone use, which he describes as "Cooking the brain". The cell phone industry retaliated against Leszczynski by lobbying to have his funding stopped and in the meantime, insurance companies have also stopped coverage for health damages related to cell phone use.

In 2011, San Francisco, CA passed a law, which originally required retailers of cell phones to display the amount of radiation that was emitted by each unit. Lobbyists successfully had the law revised to simply inform people on ways to diminish their exposure to cell phone radiation.

Ellie Marks' husband had a golfball-sized tumor in his brain, next to where he regularly used his cellphone. It was removed and he subsequently suffered severe memory loss. She says that over 20 cities and states tried to pass similar legislation to that of San Francisco - and all were threatened with lawsuits from the cell phone industry.

Brent Bocook, a former US Olympic Champion Crew Team Member had a portion of his brain removed, right next to where he used to always place his cellphone. That particular portion of the brain is responsible for motor control and his surgery has left him almost completely disabled, physically.

He says he is spearheading a class action lawsuit against the industry because he believes that this is the only way that big business can be made to take responsibility for itself, as was the case with the tobacco industry.

He notes that cell phone use is much more dangerous for children because their skulls are a lot thinner. Brain tumors associated with cell phone use has replaced leukemia as the number one child-killer.

Truthseeker host, Daniel Bushell uses a radiation detector to measure the amount of radiation emanating from commonly-used household items:

*Microwave oven: 800 microvolts
*WiFi Router: 800 microvolts
*Tablet PC: 2,000 microvolts (watching a movie).
*Smartphone: 40,000 microvolts (Samsung S3).

This is over a thousand times the normal background radiation levels of 30 microvolts. . . .

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