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Tuesday, 9 May 2017

BE A TREND-SETTER... for today and all tomorrows

Health, child, and consumer advocates urge attention to personal and public health, hygiene, and well-being in regard to minimizing firsthand and secondhand electromagnetic radiation exposures caused by the emissions from screen and other equipment and devices.

Those emissions penetrate into and biologically affect humans, other animals, and plants.

Those advocates also urge a reality-check: make the choice to immediately start a new trend of wanting to *decrease* both exposures and emissions of electrosmog radiation (instead of the present trend to purposely everywhere increase this pollution and exposures).

Instantly, at this very moment, easy habit preferences of individuals and systems can significantly reduce, or eliminate, these radiation emissions in indoor and outdoor environments—usually at zero cost, requiring only awareness and kindness.

Truly progressive, thoughtful policies and innovation can quickly and significantly address this present flaw in communication, power, and technology products, services, and systems, and can aim to now and always prevent related pollution and health impairments in all populations.

Some suggestions if you want to be even more aware and kind to yourself and others:

About Electrosensitivity
From Canadians For Safe Technology website Q&A What is Electro-Sensitivity?
Electromagnetic-Sensitivity (ES) is a condition in which adults and children develop intolerance to radiation from wireless technology devices and infrastructure such as cell phones, Wi-Fi, wireless utility “smart”meters and cell towers and antennas. Once they develop the condition, they experience various symptoms from tingling in the hands and pain in the head when using a cell phone to severe and disabling illness. The most common symptoms are headaches, sleep disturbances, nausea, dizziness, cognitive and memory problems, a racing heart and heart palpitations, burning sensations, nose bleeds and noise or light sensitivities. Recent research suggests that these symptoms indicate severe physiological harm including breakage of the Blood Brain Barrier, damage to the limbic system and the thalamus, oxidative stress, autoimmune damage and neurodegeneration. The prevalence of the condition is growing rapidly, including amongst children. Surveys from a decade ago suggest that 10% of the population already suffers from symptoms. However, this rate is likely understated considering many people who experience symptoms are not aware that their symptoms are caused by wireless devices and in addition, given the exponential increase in the past decade of the use of wireless devices including Wi-Fi and smartphones and increase in the levels of radiation in the environment from the wireless infrastructure, it is likely that the rates of people who suffer from the condition are higher and will continue to rise. While other conditions have been associated with exposure to radiation from wireless technology, such as brain & breast cancer, fertility problems, autism and ADD, it seems that the most widespread manifestation of harm from this technology is ES.

Take One Step at a Time.
It is simpler than it may seem.

From Environmental Health Trust website
Please take the time to become wise about safer use of wireless transmitting devices (WTDs) such as smart phones, home cordless phones, tablets, laptops, gaming devices, and desktop computers. Be informed on these Ten Steps To Safe Technology so you can make wiser choices in technology use.

A Wellness Guide For The Digital Age
The Dangers of Electromagnetic Radiation (EMF)
and What You Can Do about It

By Martin Blank, PhD
Category: Health & Fitness | Science
At publisher Penguin Random House website

About Overpowered

Keys, wallet, cell phone . . . ready to go! Cell phones have become ubiquitous fixtures of twenty-first-century life—suctioned to our ears and stuck in our pockets. Yet, we’ve all heard whispers that these essential little devices give you brain cancer. Many of us are left wondering, as Maureen Dowd recently asked in the New York Times, “Are cells the new cigarettes?” 

Overpowered brings readers, in accessible and fascinating prose, through the science, indicating biological effects resulting from low, non-thermal levels of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation (levels considered safe by regulatory agencies), coming not only from cell phones, but many other devices we use in our homes and offices every day.

Dr. Blank arms us with the information we need to lobby government and industry to keep ourselves and our families safe.  


“This book is a must for anyone concerned with protecting their well-being, that of loved ones, and other species. From the personal, the political, and the planetary, you will never see things the same way again.”—B. Blake Levitt, former New York Times contributor and author of Electromagnetic Fields, A Consumer’s Guide to the Issues and How to Protect Ourselves

“The extremely well documented Overpowered reads like an environmental thriller! Dr. Blank does a superb job of explaining the biological effects of cellphones and all things wireless on cell physiology and how to protect ourselves and, most importantly, our children. The sections on electricity, wildlife, and  the ‘business’ of science all demonstrate the dark side of technology–an inconvenient truth we must consider.”—Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D.

“Martin Blank deals with a difficult subject in a scientifically accurate but easily readable fashion. He covers everything from powerlines, to cell phones, to light bulbs, to conflicts of interest, with humor and passion. In this great scientist, we have an unlikely activist and truth teller.”—David O. Carpenter, M.D., Director, Institute for Health and the Environment, University at Albany

Thursday, 8 December 2016


The Year Of The Flood ~ a book by Margaret Atwood
Before The Flood ~ a documentary starring Leonardo DiCaprio
Stop The Flood ~ this blog post by Me
Electromagnetic pollution when intended to be so-called “wireless” (as for wi-fi) is an active pollutant, not a passive pollutant. When intentionally generated and emitted as wireless/wi-fi, those operations pump to continuously force floods of artificial electromagnetic energy into and through environments. It is a well known fact that natural and artificial electromagnetic fields (EMFs) are biologically active and can, and do, penetrate into many forms of organic and inorganic matter to some depth. Therefore, various autonomic and other biological systems, cells, and functions inherent to survival of all persons, other animals, and plants are challenged, often continuously, to perform an uncountably huge number of extra biological reactions (and further cascade reactions) that would not happen in the absence of artificial EMFs, e.g., wireless telecommunication network emissions, wi-fi network emissions, any wireless signal (emitted by transmitters of any size for any purpose).
This pollutant is already far too dense, and often continuously so, in indoor and outdoor environments where persons and other macroscopic and microscopic animals and plants are located or traveling in air/gas, liquids, and solids throughout every day and every night throughout their lifespans—including everywhere persons, animals, plants, machines, or other things are not using, and may intend to never use, this active pollutant for any purpose. Whether or not all these reactions are observed as specifically defined disease or impairment outcomes, performing all these reactions is ongoing, onerous, unnatural stress on organisms and impairing quality of life and survival.
Internet and other information and communication technology connections and operations via non-wireless (i.e., wireline or non-electronic) products, services, and behaviours is proven doable, well understood, already licensed, well-functioning, reliable, and upgradable; and its operational EMF emissions do not voluminously densely pollute all environments and lifeforms.
If “wireless” connectivity for information and communication purposes had been commonplace in industrial-commercial societies prior to wireline connections being invented, upon the invention of wireline connections, I posit that government, other regulators, and connection providers (commercial, public, private) would be scrambling to be deemed “the leader” and heroic and progressive in touting, accelerating, and maximizing rollout of wireline connectivity, while scurrying to do whatever it would take to substantially cease the floods of penetrating “wireless” radiation.

Friday, 2 December 2016

Hero of the Day On December 1st, 2016

The speakers on December 1st at the City of Toronto's Executive Committee meeting were spectacular! In the video, begin at 2:51:02 and watch for approximately 10 minutes (until 3:01:30).

Executive Committee Meeting, Item EX20.42:
Reviewing the Procedure for Approving Rooftop Telecommunications Towers on Toronto Community Housing Buildings

- unfortunately, the Committee voted (not unanimously) to defer this item indefinitely
- the full text of the Item Councillor Pasternak presented is here, below the video link
- you could contact Councillor Pasternak to express your appreciation and ongoing support:

Councillor Pasternak also tweeted his reaction to the Committee's voted decision to defer the item indefinitely:

The full text of Councillor Pasternak's Agenda Item is at

Reviewing the Procedure for Approving Rooftop Telecommunications Towers on Toronto Community Housing Buildings


(November 14, 2016) Member Motion from Councillor James Pasternak, seconded by Councillor Jim Karygiannis


Councillor James Pasternak, seconded by Councillor Jim Karygiannis, recommends that:

1. City Council request the Toronto Community Housing Corporation Board to request the Chief Executive Officer of Toronto Community Housing Corporation to:

a. report to City Council, through the Executive Committee, in the first quarter of 2017 on:

     1. a review of the procedures Toronto Community Housing Corporation follows for approving rooftop telecommunications towers on Toronto Community Housing buildings;

     2. Toronto Community Housing Corporation's obligations regarding holding public consultations before approving new rooftop telecommunications towers specifically in reference to City Council Item PG29.8 (December 16, 2013) that requested Industry Canada to amend its procedure to require public consultations prior to the installation of telecommunication towers; and

     3. the impact of the recent Supreme Court decision (2016 SCC 23) that only the federal government may approve or reject the location of telecommunications towers; and

b. place a moratorium on the installation of any new telecommunications towers on Toronto Community Housing buildings until this review is completed.


City Council on November 8 and 9, 2016, referred Motion MM22.13 to the Executive Committee.

Toronto Community Housing Corporation has entered into contracts with communication companies to allow them to install rooftop telecommunications towers on Toronto Community Housing Corporation buildings. Many taller Toronto Community Housing Corporation buildings now have roofs that are jammed with telecommunications towers.

Many residents have concerns regarding the effects of living in close proximity to so many telecommunications towers. There is also confusion among residents regarding the approval process for them, the City of Toronto's role and the federal health and safety requirements.

Given these concerns, it is timely for Toronto Community Housing Corporation to review the procedures they are required to follow when approving rooftop telecommunications towers, notably their obligations for public consultation. An analysis of the impact of the recent Supreme Court decision that only the federal government may approve or reject the location of a cell phone antenna should also be part of this request.

Background Information:

(November 14, 2016) Member Motion from Councillor James Pasternak, seconded by Councillor Jim Karygiannis on Reviewing the Procedure for Approving Rooftop Telecommunications Towers on Toronto Community Housing Buildings
(November 9, 2016) Fiscal Impact Statement from the Deputy City Manager and Chief Financial Officer


(November 29, 2016) E-mail from Frank Clegg (EX.Supp.EX20.42.1)
(November 29, 2016) E-mail from Martin Weatherall (EX.Supp.EX20.42.2)
(November 29, 2016) E-mail from Melissa Chalmers (EX.Supp.EX20.42.3)
(November 30, 2016) E-mail from Linda Sepp (EX.Supp.EX20.42.4)
(November 30, 2016) E-mail from Iskra Bragilevsky (EX.Supp.EX20.42.5)
(November 30, 2016) E-mail from Elizabeth Latta (EX.Supp.EX20.42.6)
(November 30, 2016) E-mail from Maureen E. Smith (EX.New.EX20.42.7)
(November 30, 2016) E-mail from Rick Biggar (EX.New.EX20.42.8)
(November 30, 2016) E-mail from Michelle Illiatovitch (EX.New.EX20.42.9)
(November 30, 2016) E-mail from Marilyn Orser (EX.New.EX20.42.10)
(November 30, 2016) E-mail from Evelyne (EX.New.EX20.42.11)
(December 1, 2016) E-mail from Barbara Payne (EX.New.EX20.42.12)
(December 1, 2016) E-mail from Hadi Salameh (EX.New.EX20.42.13)

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

NINE by Barb

This is a gallery of recently created artworks. They are copyright protected. Some of the items are digital photography. Some of the items are approximate scans of artwork created on paper with pencil, crayon, or manual typewriter. If you don't see a good size view here, I think if you click on any photo it will expand. Actually, first there's a 10th photo: the typewriter... its name is "Sunny" (thanks, Mary Anne!)... it's a beauty... matches my office décor... although this photo isn't in my office... if you wonder what the bits of paper are in the typewriter photo, they are the NINE titles, which are also below each photo here. Enjoy!!

first, impressions

i'll be back

screened in: think outside the box(es)

Studies on Wi-Fi in Children

a oneline course: balancing, act

and then there was


etymology #1

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

It's easy to Change iPhone's Email Signature

Here's how to Easily Change your iPhone's Default Automatic Email Signature

[There would be similar settings in other Apple devices and all manufacturers' devices and operating systems.]

Usually, an iPhone's default automatic email signature is something like "Sent from my iPhone" or "Sent from my iPad". Sometimes it also includes a phrase about your service provider, like, "Sent from my BlackBerry on the Bell network." As a consumer, I felt the opposite of a void in my life when I stopped used the default signatures that, in effect, donate to the device and network companies by giving them free advertising... I'm pretty sure those giant companies can easily afford to pay for other advertising.

You can use simple settings inside your device to easily change the automatic email signature to something else or you can change it to be blank. And you could change the setting as often as you like, or never... whatever, whenever. If you change it, maybe send a test email to someone you trust in order to verify your new signature is happening. And you can do the same change to customize the automatic signature on all your email accounts on that device, or customize each email account differently. You could make it personal, or for business purposes, fun, to give other contact details, for brief announcements, etc.

I don't know if sometimes when your device will automatically download its system software updates it might revert back to the default signature... it shouldn't, but who knows (because of course the device manufacturer and network provider would rather you have an automatic signature that gives free advertising to their products and services).

Here are recent instructions from April 2016:
To edit your iPhone's default email signature, go to Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Signature. Tapping on All Accounts will allow you to set one signature for all your email accounts. Tapping on Per Accounts will allow you to set different signatures for each individual account—which is handy if you use your iDevice for work and personal emails.

This older one (2010) might have a bit more detail, if the above isn't complete enough:

It takes a while to read through this one, but it gives a few nudges about thinking of different pleasant and/or useful ways you could use a customized email signature:

I don't know how many characters fit in the automatic signature. If I had an iPad (or other tablet), I'd be changing its automatic email signature to:
Sent from a wifi-off bluetooth-off device cabled to a wifi-off router. Why? I respect myself, others, and all environments, so I aim to make no wireless radiation footprint and reduce my 2nd-hand exposures. @PracticeSafeTek

Friday, 13 May 2016

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau

From: Sharon Noble 
Sent: May 11, 2016 

Subject: Health Canada is misleading the public, misrepresenting facts re. wireless radiation

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, and HESA Committee Members,

I am writing in support of Mr. Jerry Flynn’s charge that Health Canada is misusing its authority by misleading the public about the scientific evidence which shows that there is strong evidence that prolonged exposure to even small amounts of microwave radiation can cause harm, especially to children.

I charge that Health Canada provides erroneous, inaccurate and outdated information to the public, and following are just two examples from its current websites.

1)    “As long as RF energy levels remain below Health Canada’s RF safety guidelines, current scientific evidence supports the assertion that RF energy emissions from Wi-Fi devices are not harmful. Health Canada’s conclusions are consistent with the findings of other international bodies and regulators, including the World Health Organization, the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and the U.K. Health Protection Agency

RF energy exposure from Wi-Fi equipment in all areas accessible to the general public are required to meet Health Canada’s safety guidelines. The limits specified in the guidelines are far below the threshold for adverse health effects and are based on an ongoing review of thousands of published scientific studies on the health impacts of RF energy. The public exposure limits apply to everyone, including children, and allow for continuous, 24/7 exposure.”

2)    ““What does Health Canada say about the potential health risks from Wi-Fi? Based on scientific evidence, Health Canada has determined that low-level exposure to radiofrequency (RF) energy from Wi-Fi equipment is not dangerous to the public. This conclusion is consistent with the findings of other international bodies and regulators.

Should parents be concerned about Wi-Fi in schools? No. RF energy levels from Wi-Fi equipment in all areas accessible to the general public, including school settings, are required to meet Health Canada’s exposure guidelines. The limits specified in the guidelines are based on an ongoing review of thousands of published scientific studies on the health impacts of RF energy. Levels of RF energy emitted from Wi-Fi equipment are typically well below these exposure limits. As long as exposure is below these established limits, there is no convincing scientific evidence that emissions from this equipment are dangerous to schoolchildren or to Canadians in general.”

Below this letter is a list of 60 links that contain information that refutes Health Canada’s assertion that wifi is safe. These contain many peer reviewed studies by world-renowned scientists, showing that the proliferation of microwave radiation must be curtailed for the sake of the health of future generations.

Parents are being misled, but, worse, provincial health authorities are, too. Provincial medical officers merely follow Health Canada’s lead and, consequently, being unaware and uneducated on the topic, are allowing wired internet access to be replaced with wireless industrial-strength modems that are exposing children and teachers to high levels of radiation all day every school day. No information is provided to parents about this health hazard, and when children become ill, parents and doctors are left trying to find the cause. When parents discover that their children are exhibiting symptoms consistent with radiation illness first diagnosed 80 years ago, the schools refuse to eliminate wifi. and tell the parents that it can’t be the wifi because Health Canada says it’s safe.

How can Health Canada defend its statement that its position is consistent will other international bodies, including the World Health Organization when it knows that in May, 2011, the International Agency for Research on Cancer classified radiation from all wireless devices in the same category as lead and DDT. This classification means IT IS NOT SAFE. I cannot paint my home with paint that has lead or spray my yard with DDT, but my grandchildren are being subjected to wireless radiation without their parents’ being informed or giving their approval. This appears to be blatant misrepresentation of the facts.

Health Canada has ignored the HESA recommendations since 2010, and unless drastic measures are taken they will continue to ignore them. I and many thousands of Canadians are outraged by this lack of due diligence on behalf of Health Canada and ask that they be held accountable for their willful blindness.

Sharon Noble

– Leonard Hardell – in Letter to WHO regarding brain tumour risk associated with exposure to radiofrequency fields

Wi-Fi in Schools: Testing for Microwave Radiation Dangers in the Classroom

World Health Organization Confirms that Wi-Fi and Cell Phone Radiation are Class B Carcinogens
“IARC’s evaluation of the cancer hazards from exposure to Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Fields covers all sources of RF-radiation.” …includes Wi-Fi , as confirmed by WHO.

Dr Andrew Goldsworthy on WI-FI in Schools

Study: Long-term, low-level microwave exposure may inhibit learning and memory

Effect the Cell Towers Have Had on My Son – From a California Mother in the USA

Letter to the Health Committee in Ottawa Asking to Ban Wi-Fi from Canadian Schools

Why Die for Wi-Fi? My Child Did – Will Yours?

Electromagnetic hypersensitivity – an increasing challenge to the medical profession
In population-based surveys, the prevalence of EHS has ranged from 1.5% in Sweden to 13.3% in Taiwan. CONCLUSION: It seems necessary to give an International Classification of Diseases to EHS to get it accepted as EMF-related health problems. The increasing exposure to RF-EMF in schools is of great concern and needs better attention. Longer-term health effects are unknown. Parents, teachers, and school boards have the responsibility to protect children from unnecessary exposure.

Schools Worldwide Removing the WiFi/Taking Action

Safe School Committee – Every Child has a Right to a Healthy and Safe School

Children are More Vulnerable to Wireless Radiation
Children are more vulnerable to the damage wireless can cause. Here’s why… Children have smaller heads, thinner skulls, rapidly developing brains, a higher amount of water in their brains and bodies and have more active stem cells. According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer, the average radio frequency radiation energy deposition for children exposed to mobile phone RF is two times higher in the brain and 10 times higher in the bone marrow of the skull, compared with mobile phone use by adults.

Wi-Fi in schools: Alberta parents debate its safety – Concerns that radiation emitted from routers could harm children

California Parents Are Calling For Safe Technology and the Removal of Wi-Fi in Their Schools
Nationwide, parents are raising this issue in their schools. Please watch these excellent video testimonies to the School Board on the Wi-Fi roll out. Voir aussi les autres liens à droite sur ce blogue.

Wi-Fi in Canadian Schools: A Health and Safety Issue
50 peer-reviewed scientific studies documenting potentially harmful biological effects of Wi-Fi frequency (2.4-2.45 GHz) at or below Health Canada’s Safety Code.

Ontario High School Students Speak Out Against WiFi Risk For Infertility and Cancer

Teachers concerned over WiFi health risks
Ontario’s elementary and secondary school teachers unions in Kingston Ontario say they want WiFi turned off in schools until more information is available on the safety of its radiation. More on this, including a TV report HERE.)

Wi-Fi In Classroom Liability Notice Served To New York School District

We live in a wired world, ignoring potential threats from our devices

EMFs: sense and sensitivity
Health agencies are in denial over the existence of EHS-electromagnetic hypersensitivity-and especially that EMFs from PCs, mobile phones, Wi-Fi and power lines could be to blame. … Estimates vary for the number of people affected by EHS. Researchers have reckoned that anything from 1 to 8 per cent of a population may be so sensitive that they can’t function properly, while many more could have symptoms, such as insomnia or occasional memory lapses, but never associate them with ‘electrosmog’, as it’s called. With this build-up of evidence and recognition of EHS by some governments, one group of scientists now wants every major country to accept the dangers of EMFs and limit the exposure of people-and especially children. … Dr Mallery-Blythe describes the rise of EMFs as “the largest change to the earth’s electromagnetic environment that has ever taken place in human history”. Unless we act, she echoes the fears of experts who predict that this could become “the greatest public health disaster in planetary history”.

Israeli TV Warns of Wi-Fi Dangers in Schools

Scientist Tells Libraries, Schools to Ditch Wi-Fi

Children rap Wi-Fi – 594,309 cell towers blast neighborhoods – wireless burglar alarms are dangerous
(Students, among the biggest victims of excess Wi-Fi radiation, are starting to speak up. Kill Zone USA notes there are now 594,309 cell towers emitting pulsed radiation. Wireless burglar alarms are a no-no. A high school student asked the Montgomery County Board Feb. 9 how it could allow virtually every classroom to have Wi-Fi connected computers at each desk “turning the school into a giant microwave” when the wired option makes this “simply unnecessary. I feel extremely uncomfortable going to school every day, supposedly a safe haven, and seeing my friends sitting directly under the transmitters,” she said. “Renowned scientists all over the world have shown the possible side effects of radiation including brain cancer, tumors, blood/brain barrier deterioration and other effects,” she added. “It is a violation of the rights of students and teachers,” she said.)

The Elephant in the Classroom
I am intimately familiar with this issue – and the retaliation that goes along with speaking out about it – as my own two children were irreparably harmed after industrial strength wireless networks were installed in their public charter and public district schools here in Rhode Island. These installations were accomplished without parental notification about the class 2b carcinogen (electromagnetic radiation) being emitted by the WiFi access points and other wireless devices (laptops, SmartBoards, etc.). Parents were never given the facts about these installations, and as a result it took a long time to make the connection between the progression of my children’s symptoms and the radiation being emitted by the wireless devices in their schools. Unfortunately by the time the pieces of the puzzle fit together, the damage was already done and my kids had developed what I’ve been told will be a lifelong, permanent and disabling sensitivity. (…) This denial on the part of school and state officials is happening all over the country as children and teachers continue to report they are getting sick from WiFi.

It May Not Be Impossible After All: Weak Magnetic Fields Can Promote Cancer

Dr. Klinghardts Advice for Young People

Health Concerns from Wi-Fi In Schools FOX 5 News Featuring EHT’s Cell Phone Absorption Research

Experts Call for Public School District to Correct Inaccurate Website on Wireless Radiation Safety

The French Govt bans Wi-fi in Schools to save kinds from Electromagnetic Radiation

Stop Untested Microwave Radiation of Children’s Brains and Eyes EHT Scientists Urge Google

(Virtual Reality with Smartphones Is A Health Risk for Children – REGARDEZ CETTE VIDÉO ! 
Google Virtual Reality App Teleports Students From Mars To Coral Sea Horreur !
– We have never tested microwave radiating devices directly in front of the young developing eye. The absence of proof of harm at this point does not mean that we have evidence of safety. We want to know why is Google encouraging young children to employ a technology that has never been tested for their use when Samsung has a similar system that explicitly advises that no child under the age of 13 should be using it. (…) Several scientific investigations have shown that cataracts among humans and laboratory animals occur as a result of eye exposure to microwave/radiofrequency radiation. The eyes are highly vulnerable to radiation damage because they contain few blood vessels and have no way to cool off.)

Doctors caution on hazards of Wi-Fi use – Concern over keeping Wi-Fi routers active in houses

Gwyneth Paltrow’s site goop tackles Wi-Fi dangers

New York PTA Calls For Wi-Fi To Be Turned Off 
Major Wifi Controversy as School District is Served With Legal Liability Notice … Board members who voted in for keeping the Wi-Fi are now personally liable if a child is harmed by the wireless radiation exposures. They could be sued for “willful blindness”,”child negligence” or possibly even charged with “reckless endangerment of a child” of which the latter carries criminal penalties.

Did CELLRAID do ‘volkswagen’ to the telecom industry? 
“Difficult to believe that when industry has grown from 70 million to 5 billion users in 20 years, data from 0% to 90+%, smart phones from 0 to 60+% , children usage from 0% to about 100%… we still have the same regulation… thinking that the phone is on the ear at a 15 mm distance from the skull, and communication is seen as occasional once in a week voice call from grand-mom when the reality is that youngsters are participating in dozens of whats up groups, receiving data 24/7, and keeping phone under their pillow.”

BBC 2008 report – Wi-fi a warning signal 
The Government insists Wi-Fi is safe, but a Panorama investigation shows that radio frequency radiation levels in some schools are up to three times the level found in the main beam of intensity from mobile phone masts. There have been no studies on the health effects of Wi-Fi equipment, but thousands on mobile phones and masts.

Italian town shuts down Wi-Fi over health fears 
A northern Italian town has shut off Wi-Fi in two schools due to the risks it could pose to children’s health. Mayor Livio Tola told the town’s high school and elementary school to return to using cables to connect to the internet after reading that the electromagnetic waves given off by wireless routers were especially harmful to young children.

EMF in Schools, CHPS Takes a Stand
Collaborative for High Performance Schools – CHPS

Council of Europe: Restrict Wi-Fi and Mobile Phone Use in Schools

3 times more DNA damage and brain damage from cell phones during pregancy 
Dr. Devra Davis first gives some really compelling examples in this 15 min video of past scientific negligence with tobacco and asbestos that led to excessively long delays before the lethal harm that those products cause was finally recognized. The same problem is happening again with microwave exposure. Cell Phone radiation damages the reproductive organs as detailed by Dr. Devra Davis. More than one hundred physicians, scientists and public health professionals from around the world have joined together to express their concern about the risk that wireless radiation poses to pregnancy and to urge pregnant women to limit their exposures.
Maryland Parents Battle Wi-Fi in Schools

“Opt For Wired” Dr. Martha Herbert, Harvard Pediatric Neurologist Writes MCPS

Wi-Fi and Cell Towers are “likely hazardous and unsafe for students, staff and teachers” writes Neuroscientist Dr. Olle Johansson to Montgomery County Schools Maryland

“The exposure levels of the Federal Communications Commission are totally outdated and do not protect the health of the public, especially of children” writes Harvard Trained Medical Doctor and former MCPS parent Dr. David Carpenter urging MCPS to abandon plans for wireless in schools

“Legal does not mean safe” Expert in toxicology Dr. Devra Davis urges MCPS Schools to reduce WiFi exposure.

Pediatric Occupational Therapist Cris Rowan Writes MCPS that “Wireless could constitute neglect of children”

WiFi in Schools is “Sheer Insanity” writes Biochemist Martin Pall to MCPS Schools

“FCC standards do not consider the effects of radiofrequency radiation (RFR) emitted by WiFi on children or pregnant women” writes author of Electronic Silent Spring, Katie Singer, to Montgomery County Schools

Bioinitiative Co-Editor Cindy Sage And Professor Trevor Marshall Write To MCPS stating that Their $14,000 Wi-Fi Radiation Measurements Are Flawed And “Cannot be used to infer safety”

“We cannot afford to experiment in this manner on our children and grandchildren” writes Ellie Marks, Director of the California Brain Tumor Association, to Montgomery County Schools

MCPS’s statement that there is “no scientific evidence” establishing a causal link between wireless device use and any illnesses is a flat out lie” writes Arthur Firstenberg of the Cellular Task Force to MCPS

Safety Experts From Finland, Estonia and Sweden Write MCPS To Recommend Wired Internet For Classrooms

Massachusetts Public School District Reduces Wireless Radiation In Schools With Mobile Device Best Practices – letter by Cece Doucette detailing how Ashland public schools is taking steps to reduce exposures in classrooms

UK Expert Engineer Calls On MCPS Technology Office To Remove Incorrect Statements About Wireless Radiation Measurements

“Does the state of willful ignore exempt you from liability?” Silicon Valley Philanthropist writes Montgomery County Schools

World Health Organization Confirms that Wi-Fi and Cell Phone Radiation are Class B Carcinogens

International Radiation Expert Confirms The FACTS About The Link Between Cancer and Cell Phones

Wi-Fi In Classroom Liability Notice Served To New York School District

10 Myths About Wireless Technology

Why children absorb more microwave radiation than adults: The consequences

The French Govt bans Wi-fi in Schools to save kinds from Electromagnetic Radiation

Dr Olle Johansson:
Electrohypersensitivity: a functional impairment due to an inaccessible environment

Sharon Noble
Director, Coalition to Stop Smart Meters

“You will observe with concern how long a useful truth may be known, and exist, before it is generally received and acted on.” ~  Ben Franklin

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