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Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Press Release: Hearing at the Danish Parliament on wireless radiation April 12, 2018

[published with permission from EHSF]

April 12, 2018 Hearing at the Danish Parliament on wireless radiation puts pressure on the National Board of Health

Politicians on the Danish Parliament Committee for Health and Elder care will investigate the health risks from mobile radiation and wireless networks with a public hearing on April 12 at the Parliament building, Christiansborg in Copenhagen. The consultation has been in preparation for a while and several leading international researchers in the field will speak. The National Board of Health will, however, not participate.

The main reason for this hearing is that Parliament politicians do not believe it has been clarified whether radiation from mobile telephony, wireless networks, etc. are associated with health effects or not.

The parliamentary committee mentioned in its announcement of the consultation that several medical doctors have indicated that an increasing number of patients are experiencing symptoms from exposure to radiation emitted by mobile telephones, wireless networks, etc. Reported symptoms include headaches, memory and concentration problems, tinnitus, restlessness, impaired sleep, behavioral problems and dementia. In January 2015, France prohibited Wi-Fi devices in kindergartens, and the French government has suggested that school children should be prohibited from using their mobile phones while at school.

In 2011 the World Health Organization WHO classified radiofrequency radiation from mobile devices and wireless networks as potentially carcinogenic to humans on the basis of the then available peer reviewed and published scientific research. The timing of this parlamentary hearing is extraordinary as new and comprehensive studies from the United States and Italy significantly upgrade the cancer risk.

In spite of much recognized foreign research, the Danish National Board of Health has refused to acknowledge any health damage may be caused by exposure to radiation from wireless technology.

It is therefore highly conspicuous and highly problematic that the National Board of Health, which is the only protective health body in Denmark in relation to non-ionizing radiation, will not be represented at the hearing.

For many years, the EHS Association of electro-hypersensitive people has warned about the health risks from excessive use of wireless technology. The chairwoman of the EHS Association, Christina Mellgren, welcomes the hearing. ”It is high time that politicians understand that public health is already under threat by the rapidly increasing wireless radiation exposure in society. The extensive use of wireless technology such as mobile phones and Wi-Fi devices is a time bomb that may have serious long-term health consequences for large segments of the population, especially children and adolescents, unless regulation is tightened immediately. Many people are affected by ubiqutous wireless radiation, usually without realizing, and this phenomenon will only worsen. For long enough, government authorities have ignored extensive scientific studies in this area that demonstrate a significant health risk and have not acted to protect the population. We look forward to the fact that the parliamentary hearing will clearly reveal the current situation through insights from some of the absolute leading researchers in the field. The rising wireless radiation in society today must be recognized as a serious environmental threat to public health.”

On the day of the hearing, the EHS Association will host several activities throughout Copenhagen.

8.30 – 9.30 am.: At the National Board of Health, Islands Brygge 67, 2300 Copenhagen. Delivery of a petition against increasing radiation exposure to the Directorate of Health, Søren Brostrøm and Head of Unit for Radiation Protection, Mette Øhlenschlæger.

10 am. – 12 pm.: Nørreport Station. Public demonstration of radiation levels with professional measuring equipment. Sound of the pulse-modulated signals will be amplified for demonstration. Distribution of informational flyers.

Danish EHS Association

Press / media contact:
Tuesday and Wednesday morning:
Christina Mellgren - Chairwoman of the EHS Association Tel. +45 62 25 11 28
Henrik Eiriksson - member of the EHS association tel. +45 36 17 34 04
Thursday: Karin Nørgaard - member of the EHS association tel. +45 47 38 41 10
eMail (will respond quickly) to: Pernille Schriver -

Saturday, 3 March 2018

Lothlorien Lost

[Published here with the author's permission.]

Lothlorien Lost: The Wireless World Interpreted through Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings Trilogy
By Diana Kordas

We are creating Mordor, a dead world where there are no trees, no birds, no light, no beauty and no innocence. Tolkien’s Mordor, the kingdom of the evil wizard Sauron, is a vision of hell, black and terrifying. It is a world without a single blade of grass, peopled by evil orcs, dominated by the restless, eternally-roving Eye of Sauron that seeks, seeks, seeks the ring.
When we read the Lord of the Rings trilogy, there is no question of whose side we are on. We are on the side of Frodo, of Gandalf the good wizard, of the elves who represent the light just as Sauron represents the dark. We want Frodo to succeed in destroying the ring so that Sauron will be vanquished and Middle Earth will be saved from the creeping darkness that has already claimed Mordor. Sauron’s creature Gollum, who originally discovered the ring and became its slave, gives us the creeps. He is pitiable, but he inspires revulsion. He stands for innocence lost, for humanity perverted; he is Cain. We last see Gollum falling into the fires of the volcano, symbolically the fires of hell, clutching the ring he calls “Precious”.
In a wireless world, Sauron is represented by the military-industrial complex that does not care if the earth is barren as long as it is dominated by them. The same thinking that developed nuclear weapons now seeks dominance through a wireless world to power other weapons of mass destruction. Wireless technologies are needed for drones, for satellites and for powerful EMP weapons. Wireless technologies are needed for autonomous robots to do the killing and man the factories of a world with little need of human beings or of nature itself. The telecoms companies are the chief orcs that do Sauron’s bidding, and the robots are the orc armies.
The power of Sauron is electromagnetic radiation, which uses the non-ionizing spectrum to reach out and communicate with wireless devices. Now the Eye of Sauron sits on virtually every hill, seeking, seeking, seeking the devices—the rings—that the telecoms companies have managed to place into the hands of virtually every man, woman and child on the planet. Invisible, these frequencies fill the airwaves, passing through everyone and everything as they seek, seek, seek you out and seek, seek, seek to connect.
In the wireless world, Frodo and the hobbits represent humanity. They live in a beautiful land called the Shire, and nature is bountiful. But the hobbits are vulnerable to the power of the ring, and they feel its pull. Bilbo feels it when he steals the ring from Gollum. Frodo feels it, even though he knows it is evil and must be destroyed. Both Bilbo and Frodo are worn thin and frail by their possession of the ring. Smeagol, who becomes Gollum, feels its attraction so strongly he murders his own brother to possess it.
The dwarves do not feel the power of the ring. They are the only ones who don’t. They dwell underground, and mine for gold, and the power of the ring cannot reach them. In this they are like certain bees that nest underground and which are not affected by the electromagnetic radiation; it does not penetrate into the earth. It is the creatures who inhabit the surface of the earth which are vulnerable, the hobbits and the elves.
If the hobbits represent humanity, the elves stand for nature. Light and airy themselves, they stand for the birds, the butterflies, the fireflies, the bees and other pollinators. They stand for the light, for beauty and for innocence. They are the ones most aware of the presence of Sauron, and the most affected by it. They seek to avoid the Eye by hiding in the forest, in the beautiful and enchanted city of Lothlorien. They know that if the Eye finds them they will die. In the wireless world, the Eye penetrates even the forests. It constantly finds the birds and insects, the creatures who inhabit the rivers and the animals who live above the ground. And the Eye, in the form of electromagnetic waves, is killing them. Plants, insects, birds, amphibians and mammals are all being affected in one way or another.
In the wireless world, virtually everyone is Gollum. Everyone who owns a cell phone, a smart phone, a tablet or any other wireless device feels the pull. Deliberately manufactured to be addictive, these devices have all become the “Precious” without which no Gollum feels he can live. Precious lives in every Gollum’s pocket, and he checks it every few minutes to make sure it is there, constantly stroking its surface as Gollum strokes the Ring. Precious has become every Gollum’s lifeline, an extension of himself, keeping him awake nights as it bathes his face in its unearthly blue light. The cell towers and Wi-Fi routers constantly seek Precious out, pulsing, pulsing, pulsing, sending out the waves of electromagnetic energy that are killing Gollum and the world he lives in. But he doesn’t care, because Precious is everything to him. Let the earth be barren, as long as Gollum has Precious in his possession.
The elves are departing from Middle Earth—our earth. Lothlorien, which surely stands for paradise, is being lost. Even in Lord of the Rings, Lothlorien is ultimately lost because Sauron, though defeated, has come too close to destroying the elves and all they stand for. The elves leave Middle Earth, never to return. In the book, the elvish queen Galadriel gives Sam a box of magical dust which restores nature in the Shire. There is no elvish queen to give us a box of magical dust which will restore our earth, once we have allowed Sauron to destroy it. What is dead and extinct will be forever lost, including species we have never seen and now may never discover. When the elves leave, they will never return.
If you have a wireless device, you are Gollum. The Eye of Sauron will find you, learn everything about you, and ultimately destroy both you and the world you live in. Do you really want to live in Mordor? Do you think you will survive to live in Mordor? Can we still save Lothlorien? Frodo had the courage to toss Precious into the fire. Gollum followed Precious into the fire.

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Reality check

Here's a reality-check. What if communication and information connectivity had been initially invented and widespread by using only WIRELESS methods, and then someone announced invention of a NON-wireless way to do it with cords and cables so that every place indoors and outdoors didn't have to be constantly swamped by unnatural body-penetrating radiation (plus so that so much electricity wouldn't be wasted for at every moment continuously refilling all giant airspaces everywhere with radiation in case in one tiny area of airspace a machine would use that radiation)?

Everyone would be racing to have all commonly used products and services that are NON-wireless. And everyone would come up with more things and ways that are NON-wireless. And authorities would urge and educate, and probably even insist, that persons and places be NON-wireless. PLUS, there would be a societal opinion sort of like, "Shame on (1) anyone who continues to firsthand put wireless radiation into themselves, (2) anyone who spews or spills wireless into humans, other animals, and all plant life as secondhand exposures, and (3) anyone needlessly wasting electricity."

AND everyone would say shifting from wireless to NON-wireless is PROGRESS. And they'd be proud about it. People, companies, governments — they'd all be bragging about their progress. Because obviously it'd be progress to (1) not habitually penetrate unnatural, biologically-harmful radiation into your body, (2) not habitually waste electricity, and (3) not habitually spew radiation from your own wireless devices and hotspots into airspaces as secondhand radiation exposures penetrating into OTHER people's bodies and into pets, livestock, plants, all wildlife, etc.

Wherever any type of wireless or electricity is available, also unnatural, body-penetrating, electromagnetic radiation is there.
Aim to reduce emissions and 1st-hand & 2nd-hand exposures.
• prefer corded connections with wireless capability turned off
• request non-wireless products and services
• provide corded devices, corded accessories
• reduce your EM radiation footprint
• respect wires
#PracticeSafeTech #BecauseYouCan

p.s. Yes, this post was written and posted by me while using only CORDED connections, CORDED devices, and CORDED accessories. If *you* haven't yet progressed to doing that, right now you can consider how to start your progress to non-wireless. I hope you congratulate yourself and other people for progressing to non-wireless and doing whatever it takes so that everyone can thrive in non-wireless environments.
p.p.s. Here is the Appeal issued by scientists who are experts on the body-penetrating radiation emitted wherever wireless or electricity are available. They sent their Appeal to the United Nations and the World Health Organization. How many experts? It's 225 scientists from 41 countries. [It started out as 190 scientists and the number grows as more scientists decide there is urgency to speak out about it.] Their dedicated website includes the Appeal in 18 languages, personal remarks from many of the scientists, some of the media coverage, and more. You could start at their Press Release:

Sunday, 2 July 2017

PracticeSafeTech Seeds to Plant and Grow

I'd like to clarify some aspects about the radiation generated and emitted by invisibly connected devices such as cell phones (and not only cell phones, so please connect the dots even though I'm mostly explaining by using the example of a cell phone).

A cell phone that is on vibrate continues to generate and emit the type of body-penetrating biologically-active electromagnetic radiation called "radiofrequency" (RF) or "microwave" (MW). The ONLY thing that changes when a phone is set to vibrate is that usual sounds for incoming calls, messages, and other alerts are replaced by the vibration movement and often there is an accompanying low buzz sound.

Many people don't realize that even when a cell phone is not directly in use, during all the time the phone is waiting for whenever the next call, message, vibration, or other notification will arrive, the phone is pumping radiation into all children, adults, pets, plants, etc.

A waiting cell phone (that is not in airplane mode) continues to pump its RF/MW radiation into the environment because if the phone didn't do that, the network wouldn't know which coverage flood of network equipment RF/MW radiation (from towers and other antenna installations or hotspots) to use to carry a new call, message, etc. to the vicinity of that phone.

Also, a cell phone that *is* in airplane mode but not powered off continues to emit other types of body-penetrating electromagnetic radiation. And although I don't know for sure, I'm pretty sure that a phone that is on vibrate emits much stronger intensities of at least one of these other types of body-penetrating radiation; phones on vibrate actually *move*... think about it... how much energy is involved to cause a machine (that isn't visibly attached to anything and is not light as a feather) to make all those violent jerking movements, repetitively, whenever a vibration alert happens.

Also, the body of every baby, child, adult, pet, wildlife, plant located where there is a network coverage flood is 24/7 swamped and penetrated by that network radiation -- whether or not the human, other animal, or plant ever carries, uses, or owns a cell phone or other "wireless" device (including wearables, trackers, baby and other monitors, sensors, etc.). It could be said that each individual network subscriber and device user unknowingly (or knowingly!) pays for the "right" to irradiate all children, adults, animals, plants, etc. [p.s. Now *you* know.]

PracticeSafeTech seeds to plant and grow include...

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)