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WiFi Radiation - Dangers of WiFi - See It Measured (originally posted April, 2015)
This excellent video provides a simple, yet profound lesson on how to turn off WiFi effectively, and what steps must be taken to assure that you will not be "wi-fried".
The radio frequency radiation being transmitted from your wireless router or modem is extremely toxic and detrimental to your health. Notice how high the measurements are on the RF meter! Most of us are living and working in this type of RF radiation exposure every single day and night. The fix, or remediation is simple. Plug your modem or router into your computer using an Ethernet connection (hardwire), and "disable" the wireless function on your modem or router. This is very important for the health and safety of all those in your home or office. If you need to use the wireless function, then turn it on for a short time, do your task or watch your movie, then disable it once again. Never leave your wireless internet on all night as it will cause sleep disturbances which lead to even worse health issues. The fix is simple! Ethernet cord and disable the wireless function.
Dr. Erica Mallory-Blythe in The Telegraph - Florence Jenkins
"As France bans Wi-Fi in nursery and primary schools, a British expert who has given up using wireless gadgets says we should do the same. . . .
In February the French government banned Wi-Fi in nursery schools and restricted use in primary schools. The German government has recommended that the use of Wi-Fi in the workplace or home should be avoided where possible. LA has reduced student exposure to Wi-Fi radiation to 10,000 times below US government standard.
In 2000, a report commissioned by the Government concluded that no school should fall within 100 metres of a mobile phone mast; in 2007 a BBC Panorama programme found that the readings next to a classroom laptop showed radiation at double the level only 100 metres from a mobile phone mast.
A five-year-old absorbs up to 60 per cent more radiation than an adult due largely to their thinner skulls and the high water content of a young body. In Western countries brain tumours have overtaken leukaemia as the most common cause of cancer in children. A 2008 study found a fivefold increase in the risk of glioma (a form of brain cancer now recognised by the World Health Organisation as being linked to mobile phone usage) for those starting mobile phone use under 20 years of age, indicating that the age group at first use is highly significant.
Schools and parents can find out more through ssita.org.uk
" . . . The 7,500 high-powered Wi-Fi kiosks proposed for New York City are a violation of civil rights, say critics. The kiosks are to be discussed Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. at an NYU facility in Brooklyn. The event should be shifted to New York."
" . . . The kiosks violate the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York City Human Rights Law and the New York State Human Rights Law by subjecting citizens, including those with "sensitivity to electromagnetic radiation and many other medical conditions and pregnant women" to radiation, says the EMF Safety Network.
"Sandi Maurer, director of the EMF Safety Network, said "Environmental protections are insufficient to protect public health, children and nature" from what is a "new rapidly deployed technology."
"Wireless disrupts cellular communications, damages immune and nervous systems, desynchronizes brain and heart rhythms, and causes headaches, sleep problems, tinnitus, anxiety and a host of other health problems." She refers the public to bioinitiative.org.
"City officials who authorize this scheme would be committing Public Endangerment in the Second Degree," says EMF.
"Under NYC Human Rights Law, those with electromagnetic sensitivities and most medical conditions would not be able to heed the advice of their own physicians, it adds.
"If a hotspot is put on the street near a home or critical institution, many people will not be able to access the sidewalk to access the building in question without getting serious symptoms and violating doctors' orders," said EMF. . . .
CAMILLA REES - Biological Medicine Network - A program of the Marion Institute
50+ EMF Safety Tips & Insights (2013)
This valuable collection is for those who could benefit from knowing what they can do to make their homes safer by reducing RF that is under their control. The exposure is cumulative so if we can reduce the amounts to which we are exposed, our bodies can better handle the exposures we cannot control.
Camilla Rees is a leading health educator and environmental consultant focused on electromagnetic fields and health. She is co-author of the landmark report, "Cellphones and Brain Tumors: 15 Reasons for Concern, Science, Spin and the Truth Behind Interphone", and, with Magda Havas, PhD, co-author of the book "Public Health SOS: The Shadow Side of the Wireless Revolution". She was co-investigator in the recently published landmark study demonstrating heart irregularities from exposure to portable phone radiation and co-founder of the International EMF Alliance, a consortium of over 85 international EMF advocacy groups. In 2010, Camilla organized the largest U.S. gathering of scientists to date on electromagnetic fields and health at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco.
Published on 2 Dec 2015
.........This message is for dads who believe wireless radiation has been proven to be completely safe.
For more information about the health effects of wireless radiation, visit http://www.clearlightventures.com.
Bronte Firehall Cell Tower Community Meeting - March 15, 2012
In March 2012, Professor Magda Havas of Trent University gave a one-hour presentation to the citizens of Oakville Ontario Canada that demonstrated the amount of microwave emissions that are emitted by cell phone antennas. The audience in attendance were mostly members of the local community of Bronte that were concerned about 6 additional cell phone antennas that were placed on a tower beside their local fire station.
In this video you will be introduced to several cell antenna studies that show that the microwave radiation emitted by these towers is harmful to human health. You will hear testimony of one person that lived right below a cluster of cell antennas that had been placed on her roof. Using radio frequency meters, Dr. Havas also demonstrated how wireless household appliances such as portable phones, Wi-Fi base stations and DECT baby monitors broadcast constant microwave radiation that are similar in intensity a few hundred meters away from a large cell phone tower.
The program was produced by James Spalding for Burlington/Oakville TVCogeco and this segment is an excerpt from the original 2 hour program.
Magda Havas PhD - November 2015
"Are you an expectant mother or a friend that would like to purchase a present for a baby shower? Perhaps you are a grandparent that is aware of the problems associated with wireless products and are looking for something that is safe to use for a baby. SAFE Baby monitors are high on the list of items that are needed for the over worked stressed out parent. Unfortunately there is a lot of misinformation out there on "New Parenting" websites that attempt to provide high tech solutions in complete disregard to the health effects from wireless monitoring systems.
High Tech Parenting is Harming the Children
"Wireless technology has exploded in all venues and that includes the nursery. The concerned parent is now presented with a wide variety of options to remotely monitor the child and this even includes using your smart phone to check in from anywhere there is a cell phone connection. Are wireless technologies safe for your baby? For the most part, if you live in North America the answer is no. The safest solution is to just install a wired intercom but it limits the parents movement around the home. A wired intercom system that uses your power outlets to carry the signal will allow you to easily add multiple recievers around the home but they tend to be noisy in sound and they add dirty electricity. If you turn your breakers off to reduce the EMF when you sleep the intercom will not work. The tech savvy parents of today want the freedom to move about the home and back yard so wiring up the whole place is usually not an option. For busy mothers on the go, you need to suggest something portable but safe at the same time. These products are extremely hard to find. . ."
Basic toys without sounds or lights, like blocks, may be best for a child's development. Credit Yana Paskova for The New York Times
Conclusions and Relevance Play with electronic toys is associated with decreased quantity and quality of language input compared with play with books or traditional toys. To promote early language development, play with electronic toys should be discouraged. Traditional toys may be a valuable alternative for parent-infant play time if book reading is not a preferred activity.
"The study, published Wednesday in JAMA Pediatrics, found that when babies and parents played with electronic toys that were specifically advertised as language-promoters, parents spoke less and responded less to baby babbling than when they played with traditional toys like blocks or read board books. Babies also vocalized less when playing with electronic toys.
"My hunch is that they were letting the baby interact with the toy and they were on the sidelines," said Anna V. Sosa, an associate professor of communications science and disorders at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, who led the study.
"The study builds on a growing body of research suggesting that electronic toys and e-books can make parents less likely to have the most meaningful kinds of verbal exchanges with their children.
"When you put the gadgets and gizmos in, the parents stop talking," said Kathy Hirsh-Pasek, a professor of psychology at Temple University who was not involved in the new study, but who has found similar effects with e-books and electronic shape-sorters. "What you get is more behavioral regulation stuff, like 'don't touch that' or 'do this,' or nothing because the books and toys take it over for you."
Neuroscience News - December 31, 2015
"Electronic toys for infants that produce lights, words and songs were associated with decreased quantity and quality of language compared to playing with books or traditional toys such as a wooden puzzle, a shape-sorter and a set of rubber blocks, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics.
"The reality for many families of young children is that opportunities for direct parent-child play time is limited because of financial, work, and other familial factors. Optimizing the quality of limited parent-child play time is important.
"Anna V. Sosa, Ph.D., of Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, and colleagues conducted a controlled experiment involving 26 parent-infant pairs with children who were 10 to 16 months old. Researchers did not directly observe parent-infant play time because it was conducted in participants' homes. Audio recording equipment was used to pick up sound. Participants were given three sets of toys: electronic toys (a baby laptop, a talking farm and a baby cell phone); traditional toys (chunky wooden puzzle, shape-sorter and rubber blocks with pictures); and five board books with farm animal, shape or color themes.
"While playing with electronic toys there were fewer adult words used, fewer conversational turns with verbal back-and-forth, fewer parental responses and less production of content-specific words than when playing with traditional toys or books. Children also vocalized less while playing with electronic toys than with books, according to the results.
"Results also indicate that parents produced fewer words during play with traditional toys than while playing with books with infants. Parents also used less content-specific words when playing with traditional toys with their infants than when playing with books.
Interview with Janis Hoffmann from Parents for Safe Schools / Citizens' Forum
Janis Hoffmann from Parents for Safe Schools discusses Wi-Fi Radiation in Schools with Walt McGinnis. Children with Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS) should have schools free from Wi-Fi to attend.
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"Wi-Fi: Is It Safe?"
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