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Wi-Fi / Cell Phones

"Wi-Fi" stands for "Wireless Fidelity" and enables the transmission of data over wireless networks.


Nov 5

Wi-Fi in the Sky

WiFi in the Sky - Convenient and In-demand - Is It Safe? Includes Sample Inflight Symptom Survey

Radio-frequency (RF)/Wireless Microwave Radiation Exposure from Inflight Mobile Devices and WiFi Connectivity

Is this technology a new security, safety or health risk? Who is monitoring this for potential adverse effects: pilots or passengers fainting, or suffering cardiac arrest mid-flight?

What are the insurance, liability and regulatory implications? 

This Statement of Concern from pilots and medical, scientific, risk management and technical experts was submitted by Kerry Crofton, "As a consultant, I worked for many years with pilots and air traffic controllers in Canada and the US. They are highly skilled professionals. The safety and wellbeing of their crew and passengers are paramount for pilots and flight attendants. No question. We urge you to hear our concerns about this potential new risk factor and call for a review and monitoring." . . . .

Oct 29

Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe - Electromagnetic Radiation, Health and Children

founder of PHIRE (Physicians' Health Initiative for Radiation and Environment)

Dr Erica Mallery-Blythe presented an outstanding talk recently on electromagnetic fields and their possible effects at a meeting of the Physicians' Health Initiative for Radiation and Environment (PHIRE). In this talk she discussed the difficulty of assessing exposure accurately, the various known mechanistic effects of electromagnetic fields, and the varied susceptibility of human beings to different exposures of various kind. This is one of the best you'll find anywhere at the moment to learn about some of the possible effects of mobile phones, cordless phones, WiFi and tablets, and it's freely available online.

SSITAorgUK Safe Schools Information Technology Alliance 

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.


Aug 31


ONGOING - Create a Mechanism for Canadians to Report Adverse Reactions to Wireless Radiation


The Standing Committee of Health (2010) report obtained recommended that:

Health Canada ensure that it has a process in place to receive and respond to reports of adverse reactions to electromagnetic radiation emitting devices.

In this document obtained by C4ST under the Access to Information Act, the memo from Health Canada to the Minister of Health states:  

"HC does not support the recommendation to establish an adverse reaction reporting process specifically for RF exposures."

Help us encourage Health Minister Ambrose to follow the Parliamentary Committee recommendations by gathering signatures on the below petition to be presented in the House of Commons.

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)

Aug 22

Attached is a short paper prepared by Ronald M. Powell Ph.D., a scientist in the US who distributed it to the 24 superintendents of public schools in Maryland outlining the dangers of wireless devices in schools. A second, similar version was distributed to the 24 directors of public libraries in the state.

Dr. Powell has given permission to use and forward the paper as needed.   

This message includes:

  • Annotated List of References 
  • Annotated List of Videos

Aug 2

Public Wi-Fi antenna readings in Kelowna, B.C.

Are other Electrosensitive persons experiencing this?

Areas of very high RF radiation were encountered.  You may be interested in them because the routes that you travel may have similar readings. . . .

Jul 23

Wireless Risks to Children - Expert Forum

Electromagnetic Radiation Safety - Scientific and policy developments regarding the health effects of electromagnetic radiation exposure from cell phones, Wi-Fi, Smart Meters, and other wireless devices.

Cell Phones and Wireless Technologies--Should Safety Guidelines Be Strengthened to Protect Adults, Children and Vulnerable Populations? Should Parents, Teachers & Schools Restrict Technology Overuse Among Children?

Camilla Rees, Electromagnetic Health Blog, July 19, 2015 An Expert Forum on Cell Phone and Wireless Risks to Children was held at the Commonwealth Club of California on June 22, 2015.

"The focus was on the special risks to children and other vulnerable populations from cell phone and wireless exposures. It featured a special segment portraying actual dosimetry measurements of WiFi exposures in a school. .

"Panelists addressed the questions:

  • Should safety guidelines be strengthened to protect adults, children and vulnerable populations? 
  • Should parents, teachers and schools restrict technology overuse among children? 
"The program was co-organized by ElectromagneticHealth.org and Environmental Health Trust in association with Citizens for Health, the California Brain Tumor Association and the American Academy of Environmental Medicine, with the support of four of the Commonwealth Club's Member-Led Forums: Health & Medicine, Environment & Natural Resources, Science & Technology and Business & Leadership. .

"Beyond the biological and health effects, the impacts on children and discussion of the adequacy of the IARC Group 2B 'Possible Carcinogen' classification, there was a special focus on the role that overuse of wireless technologies may be playing in attention, functional and relational difficulties and in exacerbating childhood psychiatric conditions.

"Panelist Dr. Victoria Dunckley is the author of a book on this subject published recently by New World Library, "Reset Your Child's Brain: A Four-Week Plan to End Meltdowns, Raise Grades, and Boost Social Skills by Reversing the Effects of Electronic Screen-Time."  

"Links to the video of each presentation appear below in addition to a link to a podcast of the entire forum. . . . 

Jul 23

New York Times article on Berkeley cellphone ordinance

New York Times on same side as Industry in the radiation debate

"The lead paragraph of the New York Times article published today, "Cellphone Ordinance Puts Berkeley at Forefront of Radiation Debate," reveals the paper's bias:

"Leave it to Berkeley: This city, which has led the nation in passing all manner of laws favored by the left, has done it again. This time, the city passed a measure -- not actually backed by science -- requiring cellphone stores to warn customers that the products could be hazardous to their health, presumably by emitting dangerous levels of cancer-causing radiation." The article overlooks the fact that the Berkeley ordinance is simply a consumer disclosure law which brings to the consumer's attention safety information that the Federal Communications Commission requires cell phone manufacturers provide to consumers. Few consumers ever see these warnings because manufacturers hide them in the user manual or in some instances in the smart phone.  

"Despite the article's allegation, Berkeley is not the first city to adopt a cell phone "right to know" law. The Berkeley ordinance is more conservative than the cell phone "right to know" ordinance that San Francisco adopted in 2010.

"The Berkeley ordinance was written by Harvard Law Professor Lawrence Lessig and Yale Law Professor and Dean Robert Post to withstand legal challenges from the CTIA--The Wireless Association because this industry association threatened the City with a law suit even before the ordinance was drafted.  

"San Francisco adopted a more far-reaching ordinance in 2010. The San Francisco ordinance required cell phone retailers to issue a fact sheet that mentions potential cancer-causing radiation from exposure to cell phone radiation. In contrast, the Berkeley safety notice does not mention cancer or any other health effects.  

"The San Francisco ordinance was adopted on a 10-1 vote by the Board of Supervisors. Mayor Gavin Newsom, now the Lieutenant Governor of California, "called the vote a major victory for cell phone shoppers' right to know."

"When the CTIA-The Wireless Association sued challenging the constitutionality of the ordinance, Deputy City Attorney Vince Chhabria represented the City of San Francisco. Mr. Chhabria, now a Federal District Judge, strongly believed that the ordinance was constitutional.

"The case was heard by Federal District Judge William Alsup. Judge Alsup ruled that the ordinance was intrusive as it required cell phone retailers to label cell phones, post a warning in their stores, and provide consumers with a fact sheet. However, the Judge decided it was legal to require cell phone retailers to provide customers with a fact sheet as long as the facts were not controversial.  

"Judge Alsup negotiated with lawyers from the CTIA and the City of San Francisco about the language for a revised fact sheet. . . 

 "Following is the language from the revised fact sheet which the Judge approved: . . .

Jun 30

We Are EMR Guinea Pigs

Jerry Day speaks about Electromagnetic Radiation in everyday life (first posted in April, 2012)

"A global "Smart Grid" program is being implemented which is blasting homes and businesses with more electromagnetic radiation than human beings have ever been subject to in human history. It is utterly preposterous to assume this will not lead to major human epidemics.

"We must now face the very serious problem that the institutions, government, corporations and foundations, that are supposed to be serving our interests are deliberately violating, exploiting, endangering and assaulting us.

"This video exposes electromagnetic radiation (EMR) as a major danger and violation to all current and future generations."

Other videos with Jerry Day:  Smart Meters a Little Too Smart? Personal Surveillance, and Protect Yourself 

Published on 7 Apr 2012
How Much Can We Take?  

TV Producer, Bill Day does not think that our exposure to the microwave and radio frequencies being emitted by our wireless devices has been adequately tested for safety.  

Are we so in love with the incredible convenience of this technology that we will only discover that it isn't worth the convenience when it is too late?

Here are some highlights of Day's statements from the video, above and transcribed in more detail below:
"Electromagnetic radiation causes cancer, neurological disorders, birth defects and a host of lesser symptoms.
"Billions of dollars are being made by corporations, by wirelessly wiring your world. They are downplaying the effects of electromagnetic radiation. They are bullying and threatening anyone who opposes the radiation roll-out. They're pretending the downside doesn't even exist.

"There is no science to show that a massive dose of EMF will be safe and harmless. All information and commonsense indicates just the opposite. But this time, it will be different than DDT, asbestos and tobacco. The powers-that-be will never give up their wireless data collection network...they will not give up wireless technology without a major fight.

"Will you fight them? Because there are only two choices: Fight or be irradiated."


"Biological organisms are electrical devices. Electromagnetic radiation induces electrical effects upon us. We are not designed to withstand massive bombardments of electrical induction, stimulation and harmonic decomposition.

"Just as an opera singer can induce frequencies to shatter a wine glass, your cell phones, your WiFi computers and SmartMeters induce shattering harmonics upon your body's cellular and molecular structures; your DNA. That is why electromagnetic radiation causes cancer, neurological disorders, birth defects and a host of lesser symptoms.

"Electromagnetic radiation dismantles you from the inside out. In the years just ahead of us, we are about to see a whole lot more of those diseases, injuries and symptoms...  

"Billions of dollars are being made by corporations, by wirelessly wiring your world. They are downplaying the effects of electromagnetic radiation. They are bullying and threatening anyone who opposes the radiation roll-out. They're pretending the downside doesn't even exist. And they're using all of their money and power to squelch anyone who raises any inconvenient facts, evidence or science.  

"You may recognize this pattern from the DDT issue, the asbestos issue, the tobacco issue. In each one of those cases, those large and highly-profitable industries managed, through propaganda and legislative lobbying, to suppress the truth until so many people died and the evidence was so overwhelming that even corrupt political leaders had no choice but to finally capitulate.  

."DDT is now banned. Asbestos is banned and tobacco is becoming more severely restricted and taxed every day. Electromagnetic radiation is a major international industry with far more profit potential than DDT, asbestos and tobacco combined. The wireless industries and tycoons are now suppressing information, attacking their opponents, spreading false and misleading information, investing billions in the roll-out and greasing the political wheels, as they always do - and the political wheels are glad for the grease, as they always are.  

"Prepare to be personally exposed to levels of electromagnetic radiation far above anything ever experienced in human history. Prepare to be the guinea pig in an experiment with human cancers, mutations, illnesses and death. Prepare to suffer that until the evidence is so clear and obvious that there will be enough victims to force the corrupt officials and the criminal corporate perpetrators to capitulate to the mountain of evidence and tragic human stories.

"There is no science to show that a massive dose of EMF will be safe and harmless. All information and common sense indicates just the opposite. But this time, it will be different than DDT, asbestos and tobacco. The powers-that-be will never give up their wireless data collection network. They may offer to shield your digital devices, they may pay the settlements on your lawsuits, they may cry out to Congress about how vital the SmartGrid is for their businesses, for their security, for their profits and power - but they will not give up wireless technology without a major fight.  

"Will you fight them? Because there are only two choices: Fight or be irradiated. Fight or accept birth defects, cancer, brain disease and countless other unforeseen tragic consequences. Obviously, electromagnetic radiation must one day go the way of DDT, asbestos and tobacco - the question is simply: at what point do we all realize that we must fight?

Jerry Day


Alexandra Bruce
April 5, 2012

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