Citizens for Safe Technology
Empowering the public to protect children
and nature from unsafe wireless technologies.
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.
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Berkeley, Calif's "right to know law" went into effect last Monday. This law requires retailers to post a statement about the possible consequences of wearing a cellphone on your body, the same information that is contained in manuals. The cell phone industry is still fighting. Why aren't retailers in Canada required to show similar warnings on labels or signs? People have a right to know.
Berkeley's 'Right to Know' Cell Phone Radiation Warning Now In Effect
Over 700 Studies Showing Health Effects from Cell Phone Radio Frequency Radiation
5-part talk presented by Prof. Christopher Davis, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Maryland (2010)
"Despite an overwhelming preponderance of evidence to the contrary, there continues to be some public concern that human exposure to radio frequency (RF) radiation from cell phones and base stations, even at relatively low levels, can constitute a health hazard. The media seize on any report of a possible health risk based on occasional reports of biological effects being produced by RF radiation, but ignore the much larger number of studies that find nothing. This talk will review the science underlying our understanding of how RF radiation can interact with biological systems and discuss why public concern about the health risk from cell phones and base stations is irrational. The claimed connection between cell phone use and cancer will be examined, and some of the legal cases that have kept the cell phone health controversy alive. A specific interaction mechanism that will be discussed is the possibility of nonlinearity in cells and tissue that might demodulate an RF carrier.
"Christopher C. Davis is Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park. He received the B.A. degree (with Honors) in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge in 1965, the M.A. degree from the University of Cambridge in 1970, and the Ph.D. degree in Physics from the University of Manchester in 1970. He has served as a scientific consultant to several US Government agencies and industry. He is a member of the IEEE Standards Coordinating Committee SCC-34 SC2, which deals with RF exposure from wireless devices.
What we know, what we need to find out, and what you can do now
What are the health of mobile phones and wireless radiation? While in Australia has led the world in safety standards, including compulsory seat-belt legislation, plain packaging on cigarettes, and product and food disclosure legislation, it falls behind in addressing the significant issues associated with mobile phone use.
Published on 2 Dec 2015
This is well worth watching - lots of well-presented up-to-date information. On 30th November 2015, the Dean's Lecture at the University of Melbourne was given by Professor Devra Davis based around the question "What are the health effects of mobile phones and wireless radiation?". Epidemiologist and electromagnetic radiation health-effects expert, Dr Davis, outlines the evolution of the mobile phone and smartphone and provides a background to the current 19 year old radiation safety standards (SAR), policy developments and international legislation.
New global studies on the health consequences of mobile/wireless radiation are presented, including those regarding children's exposure and risks.
George Washington University and Environmental Health Trust - 5/9/2015
"Ongoing Research from the Indian Medical Research Council on Cell Phones and Health"
A Review of epidemiology and toxicology:
Dr. R.S Sharma, Dr. Devra Davis and special guest Dr. George Carlo
George Washington University
The Milken Institute School of Public Health
Dr. R.S. Sharma, Indian government Senior Deputy Director General & Scientist of the Indian Council of Medical Research, reviews the research showing genetic damage and health effects from wireless exposures which are informing India's new telecommunications policy. He describes how the government is supporting efforts to reduce exposures.
Dr. Devra Davis, PhD MPH, former Clinton Presidential appointee, founding Director of the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology of the National Academy of Sciences described current research on wireless exposures to children and what people can do to protect themselves. Learn more about this issue at the Environmental Health Trust website http://ehtrust.org
Dr. George Carlo attended the lecture and came up on the podium to answer questions in the Q and A session (on the video at 1 hour 18 minutes ). Dr. Carlo is a lawyer and epidemiologist who chaired the 28 million dollar Wireless Technology Research Program that revealed cell phones could impact DNA repair and cause serious biological effects. He discusses the program and describes next steps for communities concerned about wifi in schools and cell towers on schools.
What are the true costs of living in the Wireless Age?
A new film is being made about the proliferation of electromagnetic radiation and devices that emit it, "Generation Zapped." TRAILER
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.
Child centred USA: includes links to other websites
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
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"Wi-Fi: Is It Safe?"
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