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29 October 2015

Canada: Cell Tower Radiation Harmful to Humans: Study

Cellphone towers have become part of the landscape,
but a new report says the radiation coming from them
poses a threat to human health.  (Dick Whipple/
Associated Press)
Article published by CBC News five years ago...

"In 1978, researchers at Johns Hopkins University published a study on the long-term effects of that radiation exposure and found it led to several serious health problems. Among them: eczema, psoriasis, allergic and inflammatory reactions, neurological and reproductive problems, tumours and mood disorders such as depression, irritability and lack of concentration."

Cell tower radiation harmful to humans: study
CBC News, 5 November 2010

Multiple radio signals enough to cause physical and psychological problems
A newly published report draws some disturbing conclusions about radiation people are absorbing from cellphone towers and its effects on human health.

"The bottom line is that these very chronic low-level intensities are not biologically inert," study author Blake Levitt told CBC News.

Levitt, a medical and science journalist, has been studying radio frequency exposures since the 1970s, and has written two books on the subject. Her latest article appeared online Friday in Environmental Reviews, a Canadian journal that publishes peer-reviewed papers summarizing previous scientific studies on environmental topics.

26 October 2015

Doctors Confirm First Human Death Officially Caused by GMOs

[This incident was reported on in January and we are only hearing of it now´...]

Doctors confirm first human death officially caused by GMOs
by Barbara Johnson, worldnewsdailyreport.com, 
18 January 2015

Madrid| Doctors of the Carlos III hospital confirmed this morning in a press conference, the first case of human death caused by the ingestion of genetically modified food. Juan Pedro Ramos died from anaphylaxis after eating some recently developed tomatoes containing fish genes, which provoked a violent and lethal allergic reaction.

This surprising announcement comes after the autopsy of the 31-year old Spanish man who died at the Madrid hospital in the beginning of January. The young man’s health rapidly deteriorated after he suffered an unexplained allergic reaction, and all the drugs used to refrain the anaphylaxis were entirely inefficient. The team of experts claims to have been able to determine that the genetically modified tomatoes that the victim ingested at lunch were the cause of the allergic reaction that caused his death.

25 October 2015

Switzerland: Summary of RTS Radio Program on the Consequences of Exposure to Electromagnetic Waves

 Switzerland: Summary of RTS Radio Program on the consequences of exposure to electromagnetic waves 
(Summary by the Editor of "Towards Better Health")

Within the context of its program "Vacarme", RTS la Première proposed a series of six radio programs on the consequences of exposure to electromagnetic radiation.

The first five programs were broadcast from Monday 19 October to Friday 23 October, from 13.00 to 13.30.

On Sunday, 25 October, from 9 to 10 am, in "echos of Vacarme", Pierre Dubochet, member of ARA, Association romande alerte aux ondes électromagnétiques) and author of the article, "The Effects of Electromagnetic Fields on Man", along with Pierre Zweiacker, physicist at EPFL, commented on extracts from the program and messages from listeners.

Rebroadcasts may be accessed through the above links.

Planned high voltage power line near school in Grône

Construction of the high voltage power line running 125 km, comprising 72 pylons - has been planned since 1986 and was approved by the Federal Council in 2011. Families are protesting the 27.5 km Chamoson-Chippis segment which would come within 70 meters of the village school.  The company constructing the line, Swiss Grid, is not listening to the families' concerns about health. Swiss Grid argues that the electricity is very important for the industries in that part of the Valais. They say they cannot bury it, as the families are requesting. In September, a meeting attended by 200 persons was held on this issue. Dr.Nathalie Calame, who receives electrohypersensitive patients, explained the repercussions of electromagnetic radiation on health. The families are more confident in a physician who says there are health dangers than in a bureaucrat who says that the plans respect health norms. Of the 700 km. of powerlines in Switzerland, only 36 km. have been place underground.  

23 October 2015

Ten Facts About What The World Health Organization States About Wireless Radiation

Ten Facts About What The World Health Organization States About Wireless Radiation
Safe Tech for Schools Maryland, 22 October 2015



MCPS [Montgomery County Public Schools] states that "MCPS will monitor the credible findings and recommendations of the World Health Organization and FCC." in the WUSA news piece.

Great!

We are calling for a precautionary approach just as the World Health Organization clearly communicates in their press release and just as WHO scientists state. Read it all below. Everything is hyperlinked to source documents. We sure hope MCPS Technology Staff takes the time to educate themselves on this issue and follow WHO advice.

What Does the World Health Organization say about Wireless Radiation and Health ?

1. Wireless is classified as a Class 2 B “possible” Human Carcinogen by the World Health Organization.

The World Health Organization’s International Association for Research on Cancer (IARC) Classified wireless radiation -also known as radio frequency electromagnetic radiation RF-EMF - as a Class 2B Carcinogen in 2011 based on evidence that linked long term wireless exposure to brain cancer.
Read The Lancet’s published statement by the International Agency for the Research on Cancer Here.

20 October 2015

The Truth About Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR)

The Truth About Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR)
by Bahram Maskanian, venusproject.org

Do you care and love children..? Do you care and love yourself and your family..? Do you care and love humanity..? And if you were a CEO, already making billions of dollars, would you sacrifice the well being of our children by exposing them to Electromagnetic Radiation (EMR), highly carcinogenic Ionizing Radiation, which harms DNA, genetic bond and formation at the cellular level in human body, causing gradual cognitive and brain damage, cancer and death of millions of innocent little angels, our children, to make more money..?

Nation’s children, our children are being microwaved in schools even though U.S. government and the nation-less corporations, manufacturers of these devices have known about the deadly effects of microwaves and Wi-Fi Ionizing radiation for over 60 years. They are fully aware that these devices will sterilize some, cause cancer in others, Alzheimer's disease for many and neurological damages for others.

17 October 2015

Summary of Mountain View Wireless Summit

"The event was a credible and informative presentation of the damage being caused by wireless technology, especially to our precious and developing next generation. It was also an inspiring call to action and a boost to the growing movement to address and eliminate the blind proliferation of wireless technology. A significant reduction in exposure can take place through personal decisions to wire technology in the home, whereas involuntary exposures (cell towers, wi-fi in schools, smart meters, etc.) require a coordinated policy response."

Former CPUC President Loretta Lynch–Flanked by Physicians and Researchers–Delivers Searing Indictment of Smart Meters and EMF Risks at Mountain View Wireless Summit
Posted by onthelevelblog on 13 October 2015

On Saturday October 10th, the Wireless Technology and Public Health Summit was held in the heart of Silicon Valley at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. The event was sponsored by the Santa Clara Medical Association Alliance Foundation. Doctors, researchers, and public policy experts in the field of wireless health impacts joined together for the first time in the heart of Silicon Valley and declared that there is more than enough evidence to reign in wireless technology, particularly in schools and other locations where sensitive populations spend time.

WHO Cancer Expert: Glyphosate is Definitely Genotoxic


COMMENT ADDED (17 October 2015): Glyphosate acts as a toxicant by activating voltage-gated calcium channels, the same mechanism activated by Electro Magnetic Fields - comment by Martin Pall, 3 February 2014 (via WEEP News, Canada)

"A number of people with these diseases [Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, MCS, PTSD...] (see http://tinyurl.com/10thParadigm) have reported apparent sensitivity to roundup herbicide and its "active" ingredient, glyphosate... I recently found a paper showing that glyphosate acts as a toxicant by activating voltage-gated calcium channels, the same mechanism activated by electromagnetic field exposure. There is no reason to doubt that such increased intracellular calcium levels should be able to up-regulate the NO/ONOO- cycle and therefore most if not all NO/ONOO- cycle caused diseases. I think that there is reason for concern here. It may well be the case that glyphosate may act synergistically with EMF exposures to together produce much higher pathophysiological responses." 


WHO Cancer Expert: Glyphosate is Definitely Genotoxic
Sustainable Pulse, 15 July 2015

Professor Christopher Portier, one of the co-authors of the World Health Organisation’s International Agency for Research on Cancer’s (IARC) recent report which determined Glyphosate’s status as a probable carcinogen, reiterated the IARC’s conclusions, and said: “Glyphosate is definitely genotoxic. There is no doubt in my mind.”

15 October 2015

iPhone 6s Users Report ' Too Hot to Touch' Home Button

iPhone 6s users report 'too hot to touch' Home Button
by Anthony Cuthbertson, ibtimes.co.uk,
6 October 2015

A "burning hot" Touch ID button is one of several issues to blight the iPhone 6s since its launch last month

Apple's latest flagship smartphone, the iPhone 6s, is drawing complaints from users who claim the device's Touch ID button is burning hot. Since it went on sale on 25 September, dozens of people have taken to social media and online Apple support forums to report the issue, many saying that the heat from the button made the iPhone 6s unusable.

Number of Young Women with Breast Cancer Is Rising Every Year

New study confirms: Number of young women with breast cancer is rising every year
posted by Dr. Veronique Desaulniers, naturalhealth365.com, 10 October 2015

(NaturalHealth365) It’s a sad, sad fact: the number of women ages 25 to 39 who are diagnosed with breast cancer is on the rise. What’s even more shocking is that this number has been steadily increasing for the last four decades.

Researchers also admit, not surprisingly, that the cause is more than likely environmental.

The statistics don’t lie: Young women and breast cancer

Researchers from the University of Washington and Oregon Health and Science University in Portland analyzed data from the United States National Cancer Institute and other national health organizations for the years between 1976 and 2009. They looked in particular at cases in which breast cancer in young women had metastasized to other organs.

According to study organizers, the number of young women in the U.S. with metastatic cancer has risen a little more than 2% each year. Roughly 7 % of all women with breast cancer in the U.S. are under the age of 40 and breast cancer accounts for almost half of all cancers for women within this age group.

14 October 2015

Oklahoma: Court Rules Against Cell Tower Company

Ken Laubenstein is photographed on his Muskogee
County property, where he takes nature photos.  He
sued after a cell tower was built nearby.
Phoenix file photo
Court rules against cell tower company
by D.E. Smoot, Phoenix Staff Writer, muskogeephoenix.com, 13 October 2015

A state appellate court upheld a local judge's ruling that a telecommunications tower erected near the property of a Muskogee County man constitutes a private nuisance that must be abated by removal.

A lawyer representing the defendants named in the lawsuit filed by Ken Laubenstein and Billie Wallace said it is too early to know how his clients plan to proceed. They could ask the Oklahoma Civil Court of Appeals to reconsider its opinion, which was released Friday, or petition the Oklahoma Supreme Court for further review.

"I really can't tell you what the plan is," Thomas Marcum, who represents BoDe Tower, said Monday afternoon. "I just received the opinion ... so I really can't tell you what the plan is."

The lawsuit was filed in 2010 after a 250-foot cell tower was built near Laubenstein's property — a nearly 170-acre "wildlife sanctuary" that is listed on the Oklahoma Natural Areas Registry — and tried in 2013 by Muskogee County Associate District Judge Norman D. Thygesen. After the trial, which lasted five days during the course of about eight months, Thygesen found the structure erected by BoDe Tower to be "a private nuisance" that must "be abated" and "removed."

10 October 2015

"A Startling Epidemic of Young People with Smartphone-Addled Brains Is On the Rise"

Neuroscientists in South Korea are reporting a rise in digital dementia -- the tendency of the young to be so obsessed with smartphones that they can't remember phone numbers, produce legible handwriting, or look people in the eye, all signs of a type of brain damage.

The eZombie at your table: Column
by Devra Davis, President of Environmental Health TrustUSA Today, 30 July 2013

Our fascination with zombies, vampires and sci-fi creatures may be a quite cry to find ways to avoid becoming heartless sci-fi monsters ourselves.

More suited to a sci-fi flick than reality, a startling epidemic of young people with smartphone-addled brains is on the rise, and the long-term consequences might be far worse than you or I could imagine. Reporting that one in five students are addicted to their smartphones, South Korea, the world's most tech-savvy nation, is aggressively tackling the problem, establishing more than 100 Internet addiction camps. As the number of young smartphone users escalates around the globe, educating children and parents about the effects of this increasingly prevalent drug of the future is imperative.

09 October 2015

Information and Communications Technology in Education

ICT in Education
by Tom Butler Ph.D.

ICT in Education: Fundamental Problems and Practical Recommendations (Pdf copy here)

There is a dearth of scientific evidence and evidence-based practice to justify current levels of information and communication technology use in the classroom and in the home. In contrast, there is a growing body of scientific studies across several disciplines that highlight the direct and indirect negative effects of ICT use on human cognition, learning and behaviour.

This paper considers objective evidence from peer-reviewed scientific studies in cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and related disciplines, as well as the field of education itself, to review the fundamental problems that beset ICT use in education. The paper highlights, for example, that: 

08 October 2015

Makeup Kits to Help Breast Cancer Patients Could Contain Toxins, Advocacy Group Charges

Makeup being given free to thousands of breast cancer
patients could contain chemicals that are particularly
harmful to them, a grassroots group charges.  But the
American Cancer Society maintains that "the majority"
of the ingredients have been found to be safe.
Alexandra Thompson
Makeup kits to help breast cancer patients could contain toxins, advocacy group charges
by Jacqueline Cutler, New York Daily News,
6 October 2015

The very group charged with helping cancer patients could be hurting them.

The American Cancer Society is distributing makeup kits, intended to help women feel better about themselves as they lose their eyelashes and eyebrows.

Yet some of the makeup in these kits could be toxic, charges Breast Cancer Action, a 60,000-strong advocacy group.

Each side is putting its best face forward, and maintains there is nothing to conceal.

“One of the chemicals we found, metyhlparaben, has been found in the lab to interfere with Tamoxifen, the most common breast cancer treatment,” says Karuna Jaggar, Breast Cancer Action’s executive director.

California: Berkeley Cell Phone "Right to Know" Ordinance

UPDATE (8 October 2015): "After a federal court ruled in favor of a city ordinance, Berkeley City Council adopted at its meeting Tuesday the first reading of a law that would require retailers to warn consumers of the potential danger cellphones pose as emitters of radiofrequency.

"Earlier this year, CTIA – The Wireless Association, a nonprofit membership organization that represents the wireless communications industry, filed a lawsuit against the city. In the lawsuit, CTIA alleged that the city ordinance infringed on the free speech of retailers and that the dangers associated with it are based on opinion rather than scientific research.

"In September, a judge ruled in favor of the city, approving of a majority of the ordinance’s language. The mandated warnings will become law by late November if the council adopts a second reading Oct. 27."  (Source:  Daily Californian News Blog, 7 October 2015)

Berkeley Cell Phone "Right to Know" Ordinance
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, 21 September 2015

06 October 2015

The Health Care Industry Finally Recognizes Fibromyalgia

The Health Care Industry Finally Recognizes Fibromyalgia
nationalpainreport.com, 30 September 2015

On October 1, 2015, fibromyalgia will finally be recognized as an official diagnosis in the new ICD-10 list of codes being adopted across the U.S. This is the final culmination of the advances over the last decade in the medical community’s understanding and acceptance of fibromyalgia as a real disease.

05 October 2015

Open Letter to the Children's Commissioner for England, Appealing for Protection of Children from Electromagnetic Radiation

Dear Anne Longfield, Children are in need of your protection from electromagnetic radiation - an open letter to the Children’s Commissioner for England

This is a seven-point open letter to Anne Longfield, England’s Children’s Commissioner for UK Government. I appeal for her help in protecting children from the health dangers brought by electromagnetic radiation (EMR) from smartphones, wi-fi laptops, sat navs, etc. International evidence shows serious dangers to mental and physical health. Some countries are addressing the dangers. England is not.

From Peter Limbrick
Interconnections
September 28th, 2015

To Anne Longfield
England’s Children’s Commisssioner

Dear Anne,

Re: Your important role in saving children from radiation damage as they use iPads, laptops, tablets, phones and other gadgets.

04 October 2015

Message to Public Libraries about Wireless Devices

[Wish my neighborhood library in Geneva did NOT have
Wi-Fi.  It has an extensive children's section, and the adult
reading room is saturated with Wi-Fi.]
Message to Public Libraries about Wireless Devices 
by Ronald M. Powell, Ph.D., 20 August 2015

If wireless devices, such as Wi-Fi, are used in your libraries, then the health of your staff and your customers can be at risk. But this problem can be successfully addressed, and with benefit to all.

Background: Wireless devices transmit information using radiofrequency/microwave radiation. The international biomedical research community has been studying the impact of such radiation on biological systems for decades, but more intensely in recent years. The vast majority of the thousands of peer-reviewed research publications of this community, when funded independent of the wireless industries, are finding biological effects of concern. Further, these biological effects occur at levels of radiation far lower than earlier understood. Simply stated, a worldwide health crisis is emerging and is becoming a hallmark of the 21st Century. The international biomedical research community is trying to warn us; but, as a society, we are not yet listening. I hope that this message will help to change that.

Study Reveals How Gadget Screen Exposure Can Affect Puberty, Parents Advised To Limit Teens' Bedtime Screen Time

Study Reveals How Gadget Screen Exposure Can Affect Puberty, Parents Advised To Limit Teens' Bedtime Screen Time
by Rachel, parentherald.com, 28 August 2015

The light coming from gadgets like phones or tablets are disrupting the kids' bedtime, which could affect their development into puberty, a study by experts from Brown University has revealed. The study was published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

The researchers conducted a lab experiment to see how an hour of exposure to light from gadgets can affect sleep hormones in kids between the ages of 11 and 16 years old. They found out that the brighter the light the kids were exposed to, the more melatonin, which aids in sleep, were suppressed.

Students Learn Texting is Bigger Threat Than Drunk Driving

Students learn texting is bigger threat than drunk driving
by Drew Bracken, newarkadvocate.com, 
21 September 2015

Granville High School students got an eye-opener about the dangers of distracted driving Friday. The Arrive Alive Tour from UNITE came to the school with a high-tech simulator, impact video and a number of other resources to educate the students about the dangers of drunk driving and texting while driving.

“I only have really limited experience driving but this really showed me something,” said 15-year-old sophomore Grace Petryk “I was the fastest crash of the day. I thought people drive drunk all the time but it was spectacularly awful.”

One of the most commonly recognized driving distractions is cell phone use. And drivers under 20 years old have the highest proportion of distraction-related fatal crashes according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Not surprisingly, they text more than any other age group, and the number of young drivers who text is reportedly only increasing.

Top 5 Autism Suspects and How to Avoid Them

The first priority is to reduce or eliminate top environmental suspects:  wireless and electromagnetic fields (EMF), mercury, glyphosate, chemical toxins in general, tylenol.

Top 5 Autism Suspects and How to Avoid Them
clearlightventures.com, 24 September 2015

This article is written for parents who would like to reduce their chances of having an autistic child or who would like to improve or recover a child who is already on the autism spectrum.

I had two children who were on the mild end of the autism spectrum. When my wife and I had our children, we followed our doctor’s orders and did everything we were told to do. We did our best, but our best was not good enough. With the help of some brilliant people and over fifteen years of effort, both of our boys are fully recovered. Had I known then what I know now, I believe this all could have been prevented. There is a lot more to learn about autism, but I believe at this point we have enough information to prevent new cases and recover many of the children who are already on the spectrum. This can start today, one household at a time, with parents taking action to protect or recover their children.

02 October 2015

How Wireless Devices Can Be Dangerous for Your Family

Photo:  Amy Postle
How Wireless Devices Can Be Dangerous for Your Family
by Sandra Gordon from Parents Magazine, June 2015

You've heard the buzz: Radiation from cell phones, laptops, and tablets could be harmful. Before you panic, follow this realistic advice for making the digital world less risky -- especially for our kids.

Handing your smartphone to your child can be a sanity saver on a long car ride or when you're in line at the supermarket. But is letting him play Monkey Preschool Lunchbox or Temple Run, or even Skyping with Grandma, putting him in danger?

Wireless devices use radio waves, a form of electromagnetic radiation, to communicate with cell towers through their antenna. Although the radio-frequency (RF) energy they give off is relatively weak and has long been presumed to be safe, increasing evidence suggests that it may pose health hazards. In 2011 the International Agency for Research on Cancer, an arm of the World Health Organization (WHO), classified RF energy as "possibly carcinogenic to humans." And a recent Swedish study published inPathophysiology found that using a cell phone, especially before age 20, raised the risk of a certain type of brain tumor over time.

Editorial Regarding Proposed Cell Phone Ordinance Ignores Research

William Pan/ Staff
Editorial regarding proposed cell phone ordinance ignores research
by Devra Davis, SPECIAL TO THE DAILY CALLAST, 2 October 2015

Your editorial questions the need for the Berkeley “right to know” ordinance arguing that all phones have been tested consistent with FDA safety recommendations and that no evidence exists of harm according to U.S. government websites.

In fact every single one of the world’s more than five billion phones has been tested consistent with guidelines that were established 18 years ago. Would you want to fly in an airplane that met 18-year-old safety standards?