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

WI-FI /CELL PHONES INTRODUCTION to TOPIC



Aug 23
2015

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
2015

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
2015

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
2015

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: . . .




Jul 23
2015

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. . . . 




Jun 20
2015

TIME SENSITIVE: Commonwealth Club - Children's Health Expert Forum San Francisco

Risks from Cell Phones & Wireless Technologies, Monday 6/22 at 11:30 a.m.

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--An Expert Forum on Cell Phone and Wireless Risks with a special focus on risks to children and other vulnerable populations will be held at the Commonwealth Club of California on Monday, June 22nd, from 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Co-organized by ElectromagneticHealth.org and Environmental Health Trust, leading U.S. advocacy, research and policy organizations, the program will be of interest to parents, teachers, schools and government officials and policymakers. It will feature scientists, physicians, a psychiatrist and public health experts, including EMF experts visiting from the U.K., Turkey and Australia. . . .




May 14
2015

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. . .




Apr 14
2015

Your cellphone is killing you: What people don't want you to know about electromagnetic fields

Dr. Martin Blank - Excerpted from "Overpowered: What Science Tells Us About the Dangers of Cell Phones and Other Wifi-age Devices"

The industry doesn't want to admit it, but the science is becoming clearer: Sustained EMF exposure is dangerous. MARTIN BLANK

" . . . My message is not to abandon gadgets--like most people, I too love and utilize EMF-generating gadgets. Instead, I want you to realize that EMF poses a real risk to living creatures and that industrial and product safety standards must and can be reconsidered. The solutions I suggest are not prohibitive. I recommend that as individuals we adopt the notion of "prudent avoidance," minimizing our personal EMF exposure and maximizing the distance between us and EMF sources when those devices are in use. Just as you use a car with seat belts and air bags to increase the safety of the inherently dangerous activity of driving your car at a relatively high speed, you should consider similar risk-mitigating techniques for your personal EMF exposure.  

"On a broader social level, adoption of the Precautionary Principle in establishing new, biologically based safety standards for EMF exposure for the general public would be, I believe, the best approach. Just as the United States became the first nation in the world to regulate the production of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) when science indicated the threat to earth's ozone layer--long before there was definitive proof of such a link--our governments should respond to the significant public health threat of EMF exposure. If EMF levels were regulated just as automobile carbon emissions are regulated, this would force manufacturers to design, create, and sell devices that generate much lower levels of EMF.  

"No one wants to return to the dark ages, but there are smarter and safer ways to approach our relationship--as individuals and across society--with the technology that exposes us to electromagnetic radiation."




Apr 12
2015

Hidden Health Warnings - Canada and U.S.

Have you found and read the health and safety cautions in your device?

Union Roots To Know - Canada 

A Right To Know: Smartphones, iPads/tablets, Smart Boards, document cameras, routers, etc...




Apr 12
2015

Parliamentary Health Committee (HESA) Investigation into Safety Code 6 2015

C4ST - Highlights from HESA Hearings - Safety Code 6 Is Under Investigation by HESA (Parliamentary Health Committee)

Highlights Include

  • Health Canada admits studies show harm at levels below Safety Code 6. 
  • Health Canada ignores the scientific research; its review is subject to bias and incorrect conclusions. 
  • Health Canada ignores 2010 HESA recommendations to proactively inform Canadians about adverse effects of EMR exposure. 
  • Health Canada admits there are NO studies regarding the cumulative effects from several devices from wireless radiation.
  • In its "fact sheet", comparing Canada vs. other countries, Health Canada omits countries representing 1.2 billion people with safety levels below Safety Code 6 Health Canada's statements to the committee conflict with statements made under oath in Quebec Superior Court on Feb 13th, 2013 
  • Health Canada admits there are no studies regarding the cumulative effects of several devices from wireless radiation 
  • Health Canada ignores the 2010 Health Committee recommendation to "ensure that it has a process in place to receive and respond to reports of adverse reactions to electromagnetic radiation emitting devices." 
  • Health Canada resists the request to have a database that physicians may be asked to look at any kind of possible cause and effect on new cancers among people? 
  • Scientific expert calls for a special category for pregnant women 
 FULL RECAP

Health Canada Advises That 36 of the 140 Studies Submitted by C4ST Were Included in the 2015 Safety Code 6 - BUT WHERE?
  • Further Conflicting or Confusing Statements From Health Canada From Day 1 HESA Hearings 
  • Hearings Day 1 - March 24th, 2015 - Full Recap (Official Minutes, Listen to Full Audio Recording, Read Official Transcript) 
  • AGENDA: Health Canada Safety Code 6 s
MP's speaking:
  • Ben Lobb
  • Heddy Fry 
  • Wladyslaw Lizon 
  • Christine Moore 
  • Terence Young 
  • Murray Rankin
  • Cathy McLeod
  • Djaouida Sellah
  • James Lunney
Also speaking:
  • Andrew Adams Director General, Environmental Radiation Health Sciences Directorate, Department of Health
  • Paul Demers, Director, Occupational Cancer Research Centre, Cancer Care Ontario, As an individual
  • Peter Hill, Director General, Spectrum Management Operations Branch, Department of Industry
  • Martin Blank, Special Lecturer Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics, Columbia University, As an Individual 
  • Frank Prato, Imaging Program Leader, Assistant Scientific Director, Lawson Health Research Institute
  • James McNamee, Chief, Health Effects and Assessments Division, Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch, Department of Health
  • Meg Sears, Adjunct Investigator, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, As an Individual
Hearings Day 2 - Scheduled For April 23rd, 2015 
Timeline 
Current 2015 HESA Committee Membership 
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