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Engineering Expert to Rhode Island Governor's Disability Board
August 24, 2015
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Engineering Expert to Rhode Island Governor's Disability Board, "Wireless Is Not Sustainable"
The Rhode Island Governor's Commission on Disabilities forum in N. Kingston featured testimony from individuals experiencing discrimination as the result of health conditions related to wireless radio frequency exposures. The unprecedented hearing was scheduled in a Wi-Fi free setting in an attempt to provide accommodation for electromagnetic hypersensitive residents. Testifiers explained that they are being denied access to every aspect of society, including education, employment, health care, religion, transportation, and safe housing. Citizens reported that requests for assistance have fallen on deaf ears in RI..
In 2002, the federal Architectural and Transportation Barriers Compliance Board stated, "multiple chemical sensitivities and electromagnetic sensitivities may be considered disabilities under the ADA if they so severely impair the neurological, respiratory or other functions of an individual that it substantially limits one or more of the individual's major life activities." Cell phones and antennas, cordless phones, wireless computers, unshielded transformers and wiring, security scanners, and other devices can make a building inaccessible. Wireless utility meters pose and additional threat to the electro-sensitive population.
Utility expert Sam Parrish testified, "Wireless networking is not a sustainable technology for many reasons including cyber security and adverse health effects. "Wi-Fi" has already begun to be rolled-back and removed from installations in schools and public facilities globally. Conventional wired networks are exceedingly more secure and appropriate for the majority of municipal government and public infrastructure."
Camilla Rees of ElectromagneticHealth.org summarized international concern regarding the inadequacy of US exposure guidelines. Retired law professor Judy Jackson quoted Dr. Olle Johansson of the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, stating, "Inaccessibility and discrimination are prohibited by law. Thus, it is not alright to deliberately make EHS persons' symptoms worse." Representatives from Citizens for Safe Technology and Worcester Opts Out also addressed the panel, reporting harm and discrimination, including being characterized as tin foil hats. Patricia Burke of Worcester Opts Out told the panel, "The name-calling and ridicule will continue until we as a society decide to act."
Cecelia Doucette shared "Best Practices" developed by the Ashland MA school system in response to concern about Wi-Fi exposures, and submitted a report on the FCC by Norm Elster published by the Harvard Center for Ethics. "The FCC has ignored the growing evidence that wireless technologies pose serious health risks."
Peggy Patton of HaltMAsmartmeters.org presented testimony submitted to the FCC in 2013 by the City of Boston, "The 1999-2000 judicial challenge to the FCC's 1996 rules never reached the issue of "electrosensitivity" as a cognizable disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act. After more than a decade, that investigation remains unopened. The dockets here have been updated with massive additional evidence of the crippling effects of RF radiation on an admitted minority - but a suffering minority - of U.S. citizens."
A teacher, several parents, and RI residents who practice prudent avoidance to protect their health joined experts in calling on the RI Disabilities Board to examine emerging evidence of harm and to take action.
Sweden recognizes EHS as a functional impairment and provides essential services, and court cases in France and Italy have recognized damage from wireless exposure. A federal ADA lawsuit has been filed against the Fay School, a private school in Southborough, MA for failure to accommodate an EHS student.
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."
Federal complaint seeks injunctive relief for violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and damages for breach of contract and negligence. PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION
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
Protect Your Family from EMF Pollution - EMF Analysis
"Thus far in 2015, I have been contacted by multiple people who have reported being injured by the new Xfinity WiFi routers. One woman wrote that it felt like she was "being microwaved." Others have reported headaches, insomnia, brain fog, burning sensations on their skin and heart arrhythmia.
"In this article I explain likely reasons why people are experiencing symptoms in response to Xfinity and also provide some solutions to this problem. . . .
Ronald M. Powell, Ph.D.
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:
Preliminary Injunction for violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and damages for breach of contract and negligence
In Massachusetts, a 12-year-old minor and parents suing School and Board of Trustees. The minor suffers due to electrosensitivity. School nurse reports similar symptoms in other children in the same classrooms.
Case 4:15-CV-40116 Document 1 Filed 08/12/15
190 Scientists from around the world are sounding the alarm as they appeal to the U.N. and the World Health Organization to take action to safeguard people and animals from the negative health effects from wireless technology.
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. . . .
University of Southhampton - Electric fields affect wing movement, leading to agitation and changes in brain chemistry
"A new piece of research led by the University of Southampton has found that the behaviour of fruit flies, which are commonly used in laboratory experiments, is altered by electric fields.
The research indicates that the wings of the insects are disturbed by static electric fields, leading to changes in avoidance behaviour and the neurochemical balance of their brains.
""Fruit flies are often used as model organisms to understand fundamental problems in biology," say Professor Philip Newland, Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Southampton and lead author of the study. "75 per cent of the genes that cause disease in humans are shared by fruit flies, so by studying them we can learn a lot about basic mechanisms. . . .
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.
Wireless Radiation Reporting - House of Commons Sitting 209 (English)
Published on 22 Jun 2015
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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.
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