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Apr 16
2016

Wi-Fi Now Confab Bars Press; FCC Commissioner Told

O'Dwyer's - Inside News of Public Relations and Marketing Communications (New York)

"The Wi-Fi Now 2016 conference April 19-21 in Tysons Corner, Va., after giving O'Dwyer's press credentials, has withdrawn them after being told O'Dwyer's would raise health issues related to Wi-Fi, cellphones and other radiation sources.

"The press boycott poses a problem for Jessica Rosenworcel, Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, who is to give a "Fireside Chat" Thursday, April 21 from 11 to 11:30 a.m. at the Sheraton Tysons Corner Hotel. . . .

"Such a boycott should not be allowed in America. An O'Dwyer staffer should be able to cover the Rosenworcel talk and ask questions. . . .

"Having been shut out of "the world's first Wi-Fi conference," health advocates have created "Wired Health Now 2016" which will run in cyberspace on the same three days as Wi-Fi Now on the O'Dwyer website.

"Dozens of participants have been lined up who have already submitted texts that have links to scientific studies, YouTubes, testimony to government groups, etc. Technicians who have measured radiation levels in New York City apartments will present their findings.

"Topics will include actions by citizens groups demanding removal of Wi-Fi from classrooms and libraries; actions by government bodies in the U.K., France, Canada, Russia, Israel and other countries limiting use of Wi-Fi and warning about the dangers they present; lawsuits asking for monetary damages because of Wi-Fi; citizens groups protesting plans by Google and others to blanket the earth with Wi-Fi emitting radiation; use of wireless "smart" utility meters, and coverage of the failure of mainstream media to pay much attention to health issues and Wi-Fi, cellphones, cell towers, and other sources of radiation. . . .


Here are some of the presenters at the the Wi-Fi conference.  Notice the Federal Communications Commissioner.  A cozy relationship between the companies and the regulator, it appears.  The FCC in the US is comparable to Industry Canada. 

Link to Wi-Fi conference agenda and speakers




Apr 9
2016

Canadian Teacher, Forced out by Wi-Fi, Goes on Warpath

O'Dwyers - Inside News of Public Relations and Marketing Communications (New York)

"Maria Plant, British Columbia teacher afflicted with electromagnetic hypersensitivity, has gone on the media warpath after years of rebuffs from government and school officials, scant media attention.

"She is publicizing the validation of her illness by a Canadian Parliamentary committee in any way she can. Among those resisting her message is the BC Teachers Federation which will not publish her letter.  

"After years of a "media blackout" on the subject, articles have run in the Vancouver Sun and The Province, she notes, expressing the hope for more such articles. Plant's letter in its entirety is below. . .




Mar 27
2016

Canadians Leading Battle vs. Wi-Fi Pollution

Jack O'Dwyer - Inside News of Public Relations and Marketing Communications (New York)

Wi-Fi pollution is "worst crime ever against humanity" but scientists, doctors and the "sinfully silent news media" are failing to warn the public, says WF health advocate Jerry Flynn (retired Canadian Armed Forces captain who spent 22 years in its "Electronic Warfare" unit)

  • Worldwide Wi-Fi Planned 
  • EMF Dangers Known Since 1950's
  • Environmental Group Tracks EMF in 20 Nations
March 28, 2016
Governments, Authorities Ignore 60+ Years of Dangers of Wi-Fi




Mar 25
2016

WI-FRIED! "Teachers At Risk from Wi-Fi"

Letter from a teacher to BCTF Magazine, March 22, 2016

" . . . The committee also agreed that children in schools should be protected from unnecessary exposure to wireless technology, particularly when alternative technologies exist, and that the potential risks of exposure to RF fields are a serious public health issue that needs to be brought to the attention of Canadians so that they have the knowledge to use wireless devices responsibly, and are able to make decisions about the use of wireless devices in a manner that protects their health and the health of their families.

"Wouldn't it be prudent at this point in time that Canada's school boards who are entrusted with the care of young children implement the precautionary principle, heeding Dr. Magda Havas' advice from page 16 of this report:

"Safety Code 6 should follow example by protecting the most sensitive people within our population."




Mar 24
2016

An excellent opinion piece written by someone who is very new to the debate about the safety of microwave radiation.

 "I have been vaguely aware of and vaguely concerned about the growing controversy regarding the safety of radio frequency (RF) microwave technology that supports the current wireless industry. I happened to discover a newly released TED talk on the subject, and the supporting research offered, during the same time period that Verizon is attempting to build a cell tower in the heart of a densely populated residential neighborhood -- Lake Forest Estates. The talk, the research, and the efforts of a small but passionate group of Pagosa residents to oppose this tower in particular, and towers in residential neighborhoods more generally, have gotten me off the fence, and off the couch. . . .

"This proposed Lake Forest tower is only the beginning of Verizon's 4G service rollout in our area. Proliferating microwave wireless technology requires more and more towers to carry more and more bandwidth, for voice and data services. I suspect this wireless proliferation will continue throughout the land until there is finally public awareness and outcry sufficient to change government policy to adopt better and safer technologies. In the meantime, I think opposing the placement of cell towers in residential neighborhoods, even if they look like poor imitations of pine trees, is a worthwhile cause. . . .

"I appreciate fast and dependable internet service as much as the next guy and would love to have access to a fiber optics system. I think, however, that the government-protected rollout of wireless broadband across the country will eventually prove to be the wrong road taken toward 21st Century communications."




Mar 11
2016

Teachers union wants Wifi banned from schools

Limestone School District, Ontario CKWS TV Newswatch report

"The current and future use of Wi-Fi in local schools has the teachers union and parents concerned about possible health risks.

"The Limestone District School Board boardroom was packed Wednesday night as a delegation from the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Association -- Limestone District 27 made a presentation to trustees regarding concerns surrounding Wi-Fi, or radio frequency electromagnetic fields, in schools.

" . . . the Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation wants a moratorium on WIFI in the Limestone School Board. The Teacher Union's president says there is a growing mountain of evidence that WIFI can pose health risks. Concerns that Andrea Loken is taking to school trustees. . . .





Nov 1
2015

W-USA News Covers Potomac Parents Concerned About Wireless Radiation In Schools: 11:00 News (READ ON below)

Safe technology IS smart technology. Microwave radiation does not belong in our children's schools!

Safe Tech for Schools in Maryland is made up parents, teachers, and concerned citizens calling for safe technology in schools. Wireless is radiation that many physicians say is unsafe. Solutions exist! Let's do it!

PETITION: Explore Solutions that Minimize Wireless Radiation in the Classrooms




Sep 25
2015

Guidelines for Safer Use of Wireless Technology in Classrooms Published

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire

A must read for everyone with children in schools and everyone responsible for children in schools. Please share with school board members, teachers and parents.

Teachers are Urged to Avoid Prolonged Contact and Turn Off Wireless Functions When Possible

SAFE TECH FOR SCHOOLS MARYLAND


PORT WASHINGTON, New York, March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire

An environmental health non-profit organization has issued a set of science-based guidelines for school teachers and administrators who are using wireless technologies in school classrooms. Based on peer-reviewed studies that link wireless radiation with neurological symptoms, the Guidelines urge teachers to limit exposures in classrooms to wireless radiation from routers, tablets and laptops. The Guidelines were delivered to a meeting of the Health and Safety Conference of the New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. on March 14th.

"There's a rush to make every classroom in America a wireless classroom, on the presumption that wireless radiation is completely safe," says Patricia Wood, Executive Director of Grassroots Environmental Education, which created the Guidelines based on input from researchers, medical professionals and radiation experts.

"But the weight of scientific evidence pointing to potential health impacts, not only for students, but for teachers, especially pregnant teachers, should compel us to take a precautionary approach. It's just common sense."

Recent studies at Yale University and other institutions around the world have demonstrated significant biological effects from exposure to wireless radiation. In one recent study, pregnant mice exposed to radiation from a cell phone had offspring that exhibited symptoms similar to ADHD in children. Many other studies have also reported behavioral abnormalities resulting from exposure to wireless radiation.  

"A growing body of science is indicating links between exposure to wireless radiation and health impacts including neurological deficits and neurobehavioral disorders," says Joel Moskowitz, Director and Principal Investigator of the Center for Family and Community Health at the University of California, Berkeley.

"These guidelines will help reduce microwave radiation exposure among students and teachers. I recommend every teacher in the nation pay attention to them."  

"We have enough evidence to justify taking action and we are not willing to wait until our members, their children and the students suffer health consequences from not doing anything," says Paul Pecorale, Vice President of NYSUT. "The history of occupational disease shows the devastating consequences of doing just that. We think that following these simple, common-sense Guidelines makes sense for schools districts, their staff and students." . . . 

About Grassroots:
Grassroots Environmental Education is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization based in New York with a mission to inform the public about the links between common environmental exposures and human health, and the seeks to empower individuals to act as catalysts for change within their own communities. More information is available on the organization's web site, www.GrassrootsInfo.org.




Sep 14
2015

Message to Public Libraries about Wireless Devices and Health

Ronald M. Powell, Ph.D. - September 4, 2015

Includes Annotated Lists of References and Videos




Aug 23
2015

Letters to Fay School Trustees re Wi-Fi in Schools (Massachusetts)

Dr. David O. Carpenter, Martin Blank Ph.D., Dr. Stephen T. Sinatra, Professor Olle Johansson

The Fay Board of Trustees received these four letters from scientific experts in electromagnetic fields. They have been submitted to "Wi-Fi in School ADA Federal Complaint Against School After Child Fell Sick From Wireless Installation."  

Breaking: 8/12/2015
Federal complaint seeks injunctive relief for violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and damages for breach of contract and negligence.  PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION




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