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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Doctors' Advice to Patients and their Families - to download and distribute
This pamphlet reviews
precautionary advice by governments
to reduce your exposures to
cell phone radiation.
Prepared by physicians and neuro-surgeons: including Ronald B. Herberman, MD, PhD; Kevin O'Neill, MD, PhD; Santosh Kesari, MD, PhD; Charles Teo, MD; David Servan-Schreiber, MD, PhD; Anne Sasco, MD, PhD; Stephen Sinatra, MD.
Brought to you by:
The Global Campaign for Safer Cell Phones provides open-source resources that educate and motivate health professionals, teachers, parents, and students about simple and safer ways to use cell phones. Our multi-media toolkit can be downloaded at EHTrust.org.
Environmental Health Trust and Grassroots Environmental Education
"With Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us, those clamoring to now stuff their kids' holiday stockings with their low priced electronic gadgets would do well to read the fine print that comes with all these toys, advises Environmental Health Trust (EHT), a group promoting safer phone use. A growing number of experts including the American Academy of Pediatrics, warns that the young brain needs more time on their parent's lap and less time on the phone's app.
"We all need to "#PracticeSafeTech," advises EHT's President, Dr. Devra Davis." What may be appropriate for adults may not be at all suitable for toddlers with their more rapidly growing brains and bodies." Would you give your child the keys to the car or a shot of whiskey just because she really wanted it?
"Thanks to low competitive pricing, what was once out of price point is now affordable. Retailers are going all out to make owning the latest mobile phones affordable with free equipment provided that parents pay long term contracts? After all, mobile phone prices have dropped or in some cases, free - making them easier to gift. "What harm could it do to youngsters to have such a cool, hot gadget--especially if they can use it to learn to read, see movies, or just stay connected with friends via social media? The answer is: plenty," advises Dr. Davis. . . .
"A new study out of Sweden indicates that talking on cellphones and even cordless phones can be related to a certain form of brain cancer.
"The study, published in the journal Pathophysiology in October, analyzed the results of 1,498 cases of people with malignant brain tumours and 3,530 controls to determine whether phone use had any effect on their cancer.
"In their findings, it appeared that the longer a person used a cell or cordless phone, the more likely they were to get become gliomas, a type of tumour found in the brain or spinal cord that is malignant in 80 per cent of cases, according to WebMD. . .
Health issues associated with the exposure to electromagnetic fields and microwave radiation - C4ST and Women's College Hospital Toronto present: Dr. Devra Davis, Dr. Hugh S. Taylor, Dr. Magda Havas, Dr. Anthony Miller, Mr Frank Clegg
Symposium held for Canadian Medical Doctors and Health Care Practitioners
Presented by C4ST and Women's College Hospital Toronto - September 12, 2014
Worried About Wireless?
Cellphone toxicology, exposure assessment and epidemiology -- an update on reproduction and cancer
Dr. Devra Davis Ph.D., M.P.H. Founder and President Environmental Trust Fund; former Professor, Department of Epidemiology and founding Director, Center for Environmental Oncology, University of Pittsburgh, Cancer Institute
Fetal Radiofrequency Radiation Exposure from Cellular Telephones Affects Behaviour in Adult Mice
Dr. Hugh Taylor Chair, Department of Obstetrics Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale School of Medicine
"Electrosmog and Electrosensitivity"
Dr. Magda Havas Associate Professor of Environmental & Resource Studies at Trent University
"Radiofrequency Fields are a Probable Human Carcinogen"
Dr. Anthony Miller, M.D., F.R.C.P. Professor Emeritus, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
"Health Canada's Safety Code 6"
Mr. Frank Clegg Former President of Microsoft Canada, CEO of Canadians for Safe Technology
"Nokia's former chief technology officer (CTO), Matti Niemelä spent 10 years developing technology used in your beloved Smartphone devices before he fell ill as a result of exceptionally high levels of accumulative exposure to cell phone radiation. Now he's warning consumers about the health hazards attributed to microwave radiation absorption - it's to late for him, but it might not be too late for you or your loved-ones!
"Matti was a young healthy man when he was recruited to work for Nokia in 1997. The brilliant young man quickly advanced to become Nokia's Chief Technology Officer, and was involved in developing the world's first cell phones, memory sticks and WLAN [Wi-Fi] connections. The first symptoms appeared within a year of his employment at Nokia. His executive level job required that he traveled around the world with a communicator [early model smart-phone] in hand - "exposure to radiation was very strong from morning to night, and even at night", says Matti.
"The symptoms of cell phone radiation breaking down Matti's blood-brain-barrier got worse year by year. The more intense the phone radiation exposure, the more his speech slurred. Finnish news sources quote Matti's symptoms like coordination difficulties being directly affected by cell phone usage. . .
Richard Williams, an American rapper, explains in this video the current state of our social lives.
Why I Refuse to Let Technology Control Me.
You need not delete your social networks or destroy your cell phones, the message is simple, be balanced, be mindful, be present, be here. :)
Did you know the average person spends 4 years of his life looking down
at his cell phone?
Kind of ironic, ain't it?
How these touch-screens can make us lose touch.
But it's no wonder in a world filled with
IMac's, iPads and iPhones
So many "i"'s, so many selfies, not enough "us"'s and "we"'s
See, Technology has made us more selfish and separate than ever
Cause while it claims to connect us, connection has gotten no
And let me express first
Mr Zuckerberg, not to be rude, but you should re-classify Facebook
to what it is:
An anti-social network
Cause while we may have big friend lists
So many of us are friendless, all alone
Cause friendships are more broken than the screens on our very phones
We sit at home on our computers measuring self worth by
numbers of followers and Likes
Ignoring those who actually love us
It seems we'd rather write an angry post
Than talk to someone who might actually hug us
Am I bugging? You tell me...
I asked a friend the other day lets meet up face to face
They said all right, what time you wanna Skype?
I responded with omg, srs, and then a bunch of smh's
And realized what about me?
Do I not have the patience to have conversation without
This is the generation of media over stimulation
Chats have been reduced to snaps
The news is 140 characters
Videos are 6 seconds at high speed
And you wonder why ADD is on the rise faster than 4G LTE
But, get a load of this
Studies show the attention span of the average adult today
Is one second lower than that of a gold fish .
So if, you're one of the few people or aquatic animals that have
yet to click off or close this video, congratulations.
Let me finish by saying you do have a choice, yes
But this one my friends we cannot Auto-Correct - we must do it
Take control or be controlled, Make a decision
Me? No longer do I want to spoil a precious moment by recording it
with a phone
I'm just gonna keep them
I don't wanna take a picture of all my meals anymore -
I'm just gonna eat them
I don't want the new app, the new software, or the new update.
And If I wanna post an old photo of myself who says I have to wait
I'm so tired of performing in the pageantry of vanity
And conforming to this accepted form of digital insanity .
Call me crazy but, I imagine a world where we
smile when we have low batteries
Cause that will mean we'll be one bar closer - to humanity.
Olle Johansson at the Open Mind Conference 2014, Copenhagen.
"Health effects of electromagnetic fields" Olle Johansson is associate professor at the Experimental Dermatology Unit, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.
"He is a leading authority in the field of EMF radiation and health effects. He has also been a professor in basic and clinical neuroscience at the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.
"He has published more than 650 original articles, reviews, book chapters and conference reports within the field of basic and applied neuroscience, dermatoscience and health effects of electromagnetic fields.
"His studies have been widely recognised in the media, including newspapers, radio and TV, as well as on the Internet, both nationally and internationally. He has on-going international scientific collaborations with e.g. Japan, Brazil, South Africa, Serbia, Germany, the UK and the USA.
"Olle Johansson's presentation covers the historic background of electricity and electromagnetic fields, how suspicions arose early on concerning fields and signals producing negative health effects and how this led to today's global public discussion about the subject. It will also touch upon the functional impairment electro hypersensitivity.
"The lecture will go into depth about the scientific research results regarding the health effects of electromagnetic fields and the urgent need for independent research projects that need to be initiated to ensure our public health.
"These projects should be entirely independent of all types of commercial interests as public health cannot have a price-tag. This is the responsibility of the democratically elected body of every country.
"The body of evidence on EMF requires a new approach to protection of public health; the growth and development of the fetus, and of children; and argues for strong preventative actions. These conclusions are built upon prior scientific and public health reports documenting the following:
1) Low-intensity (non-thermal) bioeffects and adverse health effects are demonstrated at levels significantly below existing exposure standards.
2) ICNIRP and IEEE/FCC public safety limits are inadequate and obsolete with respect to prolonged, low-intensity exposures.
3) New, biologically-based public exposure standards are urgently needed to protect public health world-wide.
4) It is not in the public interest to wait.
C4ST Press Release
Mobilize is an investigative documentary that looks at the potential risks of cell phone radiation
Mobilize is an investigative documentary that explores the potential long-term health effects from cell phone radiation including brain cancer and infertility. This thought-provoking film examines the most recent scientific research and the challenges politicians face trying to pass cell phone safety legislation. Through interviews with expert researchers, major mobile associates, and prominent politicians, Mobilize presents a balanced and insightful observation about this unspoken health issue.
Director/ Screenwriter: Kevin Kunze
There are 6 billion cell phones worldwide, but what do we really know about the long-term health effects from this technology? Mobilize is an investigative documentary that looks at the potential risks of cell phone radiation including cancer and infertility. This thought- provoking film examines the most recent scientific research, the challenges politicians face trying to pass precautionary legislation, and the pervasive influence cell phone companies have in our society.
Filmed over three years, Mobilize features interviews with experts from the following organizations and universities: Apple Inc., the World Health Organization, the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the National Cancer Institute, the Cellular Telecommunications Internet Association, Yale University, Harvard University, USC, UCSF, UC Berkeley, and Virgin Mobile.
Broadcast September 5, 2012 - Center For Safer Wireless
Published on Sep 5, 2012
In this, the second of upcoming posts from the Center for Wireless Safety's "Wireless Safety Summit," held October 5, 2011 in Washington, D.C., Dr. Devra Davis exposes industry efforts to suppress evidence of harm to human health from exposure to wireless radiation.
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Citizens For Safe Technology
"Wi-Fi: Is It Safe?"
Citizens for Safe Technology is a not-for-profit educational society made up of parents, grandparents, teachers, business professionals, scientists, politicians and lawyers concerned about the exponential increase in public exposure to harmful wireless technologies.
We believe a profound urgency exists to protect the unsuspecting public, especially children, youth and pregnant mothers from unsafe wireless technologies.
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