Citizens for Safe Technology
Empowering the public to protect children
and nature from unsafe wireless technologies.
Wi-Fi / Cell Phones
"Wi-Fi" stands for "Wireless Fidelity" and enables the transmission of data over wireless networks.
Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) is not federally regulated in the same manner as essential communications, and to install and use this technology is a choice that falls outside any mandated regulations.
Any personal injury liability stemming from exposure to this harmful environmental toxin may be shifted downward from the industry to the government agency, employer, school or business promoting its use, thereby actively exposing individuals to health risks, the potential for which is clearly outlined in scientific evidence.
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listen to twelve samples of wireless signals from increasingly common sources
Each electromagnetic source has its own characteristic sound, which is demodulated by broadband-meters to allow evaluation of the sound's source. The sounds are the interference on a particular radio frequency, not the sounds of wireless. They are an audio representation of the patterns of the transmission, with every "zap" representing a "hit' of a micro pulse of radiation.
Here you will find samples of:
Peel District School Board Meeting (Ontario)
"... a number of concerned parents raised the issue of health concerns surrounding wireless internet access in schools."
"Laurin said he's done his own research and came to the conclusion that WiFi exposure was dangerous for children. He's determined to spread the word.
"Laurin thought the session was a debate over where technology is going in schools and was unaware that the school board had already made the decision to go through with implementation. Half of Peel's 253 schools are already using wireless technology."
"'Why treat our children as guinea pigs?'"
C4ST Press Release
April 17, 2013 - Like most of us, students at Dearcroft/West Wind Montessori School are being exposed to wireless radiation, and they want to know how it is affecting them. Today, grade seven and eight students from the Oakville Montessori School are leading a project to learn about wireless radiation from everyday devices, such as smartphones and laptops. Students conducted an investigation of their school, measuring the amount of radiation that they are typically exposed to on a daily basis. Students and teachers are now working with members of a local community group, Citizens 4 Safe Technology (C4ST), to develop a plan to reduce their exposure to harmful wireless radiation.
"To see the effects of devices in their own school, Dearcroft/West Wind Montessori students used hand-held radiation detection meters to investigate where radiation was strongest in their school. With an EMR technician on hand leading the exercise, students and staff alike were shocked to learn that their everyday devices like computers, cell phones, televisions, and even Wi-Fi internet, expose them to wireless radiation emissions. Jay G., one of the students at the presentation, said he found it was "quite surprising about the radiation levels and how they can come from everyday devices." Another student, Rory G., remarked that it was interesting how he was one of only four students in the class of seventeen who didn't own cell phones. . . .
Fox News VIDEO - Concerns over early cell phone use and brain cancer
Concerns are growing over cell phone use after a new study showed a link between early cell phone use and brain cancer. . . .
When you use the internet have you thought just how much energy you're using? This story may give you some idea of just how much energy the wired world sucks down.
Article in Smart Grid News:
Warning! Wireless networks are energy monsters
Quick Take: A new report coming from Australia warns that industry has vastly underestimated the energy consumption resulting from more and more people accessing cloud services using portable devices. The popularity of these services is "driving a massive surge in energy consumption." Previous research has focused on the data centers that serve up the information. In reality, says the report, more than 90% of the energy consumption will come from the wireless networks that connect to the data centers.
Centre for energy-efficient telecommunications (CEET) University of Melbourne:
CEET researchers have shown that the Internet consumes about 1% of the world's electricity supply. This is approximately the same as the total electricity generating capacity in Australia. Fuelled by an ever-increasing range of applications and services, the quantity of data per user on the Internet is growing at around 40% per annum.
In addition, the number of Internet users is rapidly growing as developing nations embrace the Internet. . . .
Disconnect is a documentary that exposes the truth behind the negative health effects of cell phones.
Globally, 5 billion people own mobile devices but few know the potential harm they are causing. Through extensive research and interviews with the world's leading doctors, scientists, politicians, activists, and victims; Disconnect traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted public health. Severe adverse health effects have been associated with long-term microwave radiation exposure from cell phones. Many doctors and scientists believe brain tumors, infertility, and breast cancer are correlated with cumulative cell phone use."
First 6 minutes:
In the following clip, Stuart Cobb shows all of the different cell phones he's owned and why he believes the long-term radiation from them might have caused his brain tumor. I drove from my hometown of Stratford, Connecticut up to Portland, Maine twice within a week to film interviews with Stuart, the Cobb family, and then-current Mayor of Portland. This clip is one of my favorite sequences from the film. I hope if you find it meaningful you'll share it with others.
Between a Rock and a Hard Place- Science Blog on Mobile Radiation and Health
Guest Blog from Erja Tamminen, Chair of the Electrosensitive Organization in Finland
" . . . It is known, even in the Ministry, that Finnish schoolchildren are not thriving. Migraines, headaches, ADHD-like symptoms, and feeling of being unwell are very common among pupils and students. Huge amounts of funds are directed to the research related to media literacy, but the research regarding health effects of wireless technology to children is neglected . . .
"It is doubtful that the schoolchildren will benefit from the use of wireless technology, but it makes a good business for the companies participating in the development projects. Representatives of the electronics industry, such as Nokia, Elisa, TeliaSonera, Microsoft, Innopark and Hewlett Packard have been well represented in the working group of the Ministry of Education. . . .
" . . . Often concerns has been expressed that implementation of the precautionary principle would slow down economy, but according to a report published in January 2013 by the European Environmental Agency there is little evidence to support such assumption. Rather, it can encourage the innovation as it forces companies to find new technological solutions. What we really need is biologically and ecologically sensitive technology. In long term, that can also benefit the industry."
CBC The National with Wendy Mesley (first posted September, 2010)
Una St. Clair: WiFi in Schools/Victoria, BC Canada
Published on March 16, 2013
Una St. Clair gives a presentation on newer research about the non-thermal effects of EMR on humans.
Hard copy of POWERPOINT presentation
Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency - Fact Sheet 14/February 2013
"Overall, the evidence suggests that the radiofrequency (RF) electromagnetic energy (EME) emissions of mobile phone handsets are not harmful to the user. However, the technology is very new and it's impossible to be completely sure there isn't some risk. This is particularly true for children where there is little research evidence. . . .
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Meetings and events on the issue of wireless technologies in homes and communities throughout North America.
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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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