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EMF Studies

30 April 2016

Wi-Fi in Canadian Schools: A Health and Safety Issue

"The search identified 50 studies published between 1990 and the end of September 2015. Studies were conducted on human subjects, laboratory animals (including two on insects), and tissue and cell cultures. Fifteen (15) found effects on brain chemistry and oxidative stress. Eleven (11) documented DNA (genetic) damage. Adverse effects were reported on behaviour and learning in ten (10) studies. Also affected were the immune and cardiovascular systems. Nine (9) studies found abnormalities in sperm and testes."

Wi-Fi in Canadian Schools: A Health and Safety Issue
Peer-reviewed scientific studies (50) documenting potentially harmful biological effects of Wi-Fi frequency (2.4-2.45 GHz) at or below Health Canada's Safety Code 61 guidelines and recommendations for precautionary measures
by Margaret Friesen M.Sc. on behalf of Canadians for Safe Technology*- 28 November 2015

ABSTRACT

Potentially harmful health consequences of exposure to non-ionizing radiation from Wi-Fi devices being installed widely in Canadian schools is a growing concern for parents, students, school personnel and those responsible for health and safety in the school environment. Most non-federal Canadian bodies e.g. school boards, defer to Safety Code 6 guidelines for safe Wi-Fi exposure. Safety Code 6 is established by Health Canada, and sets the levels (limits) for "safe" human exposure in the radiofrequency/microwave range for "all individuals working at, or visiting federally regulated sites." Safety Code 6 has been called into question, with federal legislators recommending a full review of the scientific literature, public risk reduction and education. Health Canada has never revealed its entire reference list or its “weight of evidence” analysis to justify determination of Safety Code 6 guidelines.

Famous Names Litter Radiation Death List

Marilyn Laurie
Famous Names Litter Radiation Death List
by Jack O'Dwyer, odwyerpr.com, 29April 2016

Ted Kennedy, Johnnie Cochran, Robert Novak, Tug McGraw, Bobbie Murcer, Pete Rozelle, Seve Ballesteros, are among the victims of brain cancer possibly caused by cellphone use.

The list of 300+ victims has been compiled by Ellie Marks, head of the California Brain Tumor Assn., whose husband, Alan, survived a brain tumor in 2008. He had been wedded to his cellphone for 20 years in conducting a real estate business.

Their son, Zack, was interning for Senator Ted Kennedy when he was diagnosed with brain cancer, succumbing in 2009.

One person we would add to the list is Marilyn Laurie, VP-PR of AT&T, who died of brain cancer in 2010. We queried AT&T PR staff about her cellphone use but never heard back.

Cellphone alarmists have been shouting their message for nearly ten years but are making little headway with the media, legislators or the general public.

29 April 2016

Cancer by the Carton (1952 Reader's Digest Article)

(Photo:  Pat Wellenbach, AP)
Choice of photo by Editor of
"Towards Better Health"
"Cancer by the Carton", a December 1952 Reader's Digest article on the association between smoking and lung cancer, contributed to the largest drop in cigarette consumption since the Depression.

Cancer by the Carton
by Roy Norr, Condensed from Christian Herald, published in the Reader's Digest, December 1952

Recent medical researches on the relationship of smoking and lung cancer

For three decades the medical controversy over the part played by smoking in the rise of bronchiogenic carcinoma, better known as cancer of the lung, has largely been kept from public notice. More than 26 years ago the late Dr. James Ewing, distinguished pathologist and leading spirit in the organization of the American Association for Cancer Research (now the American Cancer Society), pleaded for a public educational campaign.

“One may hardly aim to eliminate the tobacco habit,” he wrote in his famous essay on cancer prevention, “but cancer propaganda should emphasize the danger signs that go with it.”

Do Screens Give You Headaches? This Town Without Wi-Fi Might Be Your Salvation

Claire Benoist for the Reader's Digest
A person suffering EHS is convinced "the science will prevail and future generations will see the folly of iPhones and laptops just like past ones did of asbestos and cigarettes."

In 1952, Reader's Digest published the article, "Cancer by the Carton," suggesting a plausible relationship between smoking and lung cancer. The article was described in JAMA as "one of the milestones in the history of public awareness of the topic." Original links to articles:
"Cancer by the Carton" and "Historic smoking report marks 50th anniversary". (Also posted on this blog.)


Do Screens Give You Headaches? This Town Without Wi-Fi Might Be Your Salvation
by Michael J. Gaynor, Reader's Digest, May 2016

A strange clash among locals, scientists, and techno-phobes has made this hamlet both a haven and a hell.

You can’t make a call or send a text on your cell phone in Green Bank, West Virginia. Wireless Internet is outlawed, as is Bluetooth. As you approach the tiny town on a two-lane road that snakes through the Allegheny Mountains, the bars on your cell phone fall like dominoes, and the scan function on the radio ceases to work. The rusted pay phone on the north side of town is the only way for a visitor to reach the rest of the world. It’s a premodern place by design, 
devoid of the gadgets and technologies that define life today.

28 April 2016

Canada: Letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about Dangers of Wi-Fi in Schools

(Choice of image by Editor of
"Towards Better Health")
Letter to the Prime Minister of Canada
Posted on the Facebook page of Coalition to Stop Smart Meters on 28 April 2016

Below is a very important letter written to the Prime Minister about the dangers of having wifi in schools by a very courageous and dedicated teacher.
(The attachments referred to in this letter have been put on to the CST website and links are provided below the letter.)

Dear Prime Minister Trudeau,

My name is xxxxx. I am teacher in Edmonton, Alberta, and am a Canadian Teacher who is extremely thankful for the information that Jerry Flynn shared with you in his e-mail of 4/14/16 about the serious health (and security) risks that wireless radiation is posing to Canadian citizens, and in particular, to children in school. I spearhead Alberta Safe Schools, and also a volunteer as the Alberta Lead for Canadians for Safe Technology (C4ST), founded and led by former President of Microsoft Canada, Frank Clegg.

You will see from the attached letter that I am not the only teacher concerned about serious multigenerational health risks, but also about the failure of schools to accommodate students and teachers who suffer Electromagnetic hypersensitivity (EHS), and require accommodations for medical reasons as required by the Canadian Human Rights Act. Some of the largest Teachers' Unions in Canada are calling for a moratorium on WiFi due to peer reviewed health effects. Teachers are being forced into early retirement, or unpaid medical leaves due to adverse effects of powerful industrial strength WiFi systems in schools. Articles from the Canadian Teachers’ Magazine, and the Alberta Teachers’ Association as referenced in exhibit A (below), reinforce that this is an urgent matter that will affect all Canadians and future generations for years to come.

27 April 2016

“50+ EMF Safety Tips & Insights”: Overview of Cell Phone & Wireless Technology Hazards

Don’t Fly Planes with Wi-Fi Says EMF Health Advocate
by Jack O'Dwyer, odwyerpr.com, 26 April 2016

Avoid airlines with in-flight wireless, says EMF health advocate Camilla Rees, who notes an airline is a “metal cage” and is “an especially high risk environment for radiation.” One airline providing on-board Wi-Fi is Delta.

The small windows don’t do much to dispel the radiation, she notes in a list of 54 “safety tips and insights” that is the most complete discussion of this topic that we have seen. She is the founder of Electromagnetic Health.

Lloyd Burrell of electricsense.com, explains why cellphones are especially dangerous in metal enclosures such as cars.

“Using your cell phone in your car is dangerous and not just because it can cause an accident,” he writes. “There’s also a direct effect on your health.

“The radio frequency radiation from your cell phone reflected back by the car’s metallic structure magnifies the radiation. It’s called the Faraday cage effect. Would you consider sticking your head in a microwave oven when it’s turned on? I don’t think so.

'Show Me the Wi-Fi Bodies' Policy Rapped by Davis

Devra Davis
'Show Me the Wi-Fi Bodies' Policy Rapped by Davis
by Jack O'Dwyer, odwyerpr.com, 25 April 2016

Governments, companies, scientists and others who want a “pile of bodies” before they limit Wi-Fi and other radiation remind Devra Davis of temporizing when smoking, asbestos and air pollution became health threats. Wi-Fi and EMR health advocates need better PR.

Davis, an epidemiologist and author of Disconnect, published “Show me the bodies: a monumental public policy failure,” April 18 on the Oxford University Press blog.

Waiting for deaths to pile up due to a health hazard “seems a cruel and outdated foundation for public policy,” she says. The article has links to 18 supporting documents and websites.

Lung disease in teenagers working with asbestos in the 19th century was ignored until there was evidence of an “epidemic toll,” she writes.

“The situation now posed by cellphones and wireless transmitting devices appears eerily reminiscent of what has transpired with tobacco, asbestos and air pollution,” she said.

25 April 2016

Why Our Children Should Hate Us

Director Andrew Wakefield (left), Editor Brian Burrows
(middle), and Producer Del Bigtree (right) review the data
from the CDC Autism/MMR study.
This is the article on the movie "Vaxxed" that has been blocked for publication by from the Huffington Post.  Lance Simmens has written 180 articles for the Huffington Post over the last 8 years.  Permission to access his account at the paper was also withdrawn, but since restored.  Mr. Simmens has spent 40 years in politics. He concludes his article by saying:  "We must begin by electing leaders who will restore the balance that is needed to protect at the very least our children."

Why Our Children Should Hate Us
by Lance Simmens, laprogressive.com,
16 April 2016

Vaxxed, the controversial documentary alleging a direct causal relationship between vaccines and exponential increases in autism amongst children is a deeply disturbing and hence critically important piece of work that will cause many sleepless nights for parents of infants everywhere.

I had the honor of both watching the film and participating in a discussion afterwards with its Producer, Del Bigtree and Director, Dr. Andrew Wakefield. It is a must see film and deserves to serve as a catalyst for a national discussion of the role of mandatory vaccines for children and the role of the pharmaceutical industry in government decision-making.

Media Blackout Grows: The Huffington Post Pulls Vaxxed Movie Review

Media blackout grows: The Huffington Post pulls Vaxxed movie review
Posted by Jonathan Landsman, naturalhealth365.com, 
20 April 2016

(NaturalHealth365) The censorship continues to grow for the documentary, “Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe,” with the online news aggregator and blog site The Huffington Post removing a long-time contributor’s review of the film. HuffPo contributor Lance Simmens says he had recently submitted his article only to find it had been removed a short time later. Later, Simmens discovered he could no longer access his account. (so much for ‘freedom of speech’)

Note: As of this article’s publication date: Simmens account has just been restored – but his review of the Movie is still being blocked from publication at The Huffington Post. Here’s the article called “Why Our Children Should Hate Us.”

In his column, Simmens described the documentary as a “must see” film. He expressed hope it could serve as a catalyst for a national discussion on the role of mandatory vaccines for children as well as the role big pharma plays in government decision making.

Watch this enlightening interview of Lance Simmens – as he describes how his article got censored:]
[See original article.

Mainstream media unwilling to risk pharmaceutical advertising dollars

National Cancer Institute and JAMA Medical Journal Admit: “Oops… It Wasn’t Cancer After All”

National Cancer Institute and JAMA Medical Journal Admit: “Oops… It Wasn’t Cancer After All”
by Sayer Ji, Contributing writer for Wake Up World, 22 April 2016

After decades of wrongful cancer diagnoses and treatments, and millions harmed, the National Cancer Institute and high gravitas journals like JAMA (the Journal of the American Medical Association) finally admit they were wrong all along.

Back in 2012, The National Cancer Institute convened an expert panel to evaluate the problem of cancer’s misclassification and subsequent overdiagnosis and overtreatment, determining that millions may have been wrongly diagnosed with “cancer” of the breast, prostate, thyroid, and lung, when in fact their conditions were likely harmless, and should have been termed “indolent or benign growths of epithelial origin.” No apology was issued. No major media coverage occurred. And more importantly, no radical change occurred in the conventional practice of cancer diagnosis, prevention, or treatment.

Florida: Another Cellphone Tower Disguised as Cross

Camouflaged cells, Phoenix, Arizona
Betty Beaumont, 2004
[Diabolical...]  "The pastor said he signed a 30 to 40-year contract, approved by the county, that could fetch the church anywhere from $1,500 to more than $5,000 per month."

Another cellphone tower disguised as cross nearly finished
by Matt Grant, wesh.com, 15 December 2015

Longwood, Florida



LONGWOOD, Fla. —Many people might have driven past it without knowing what it really was, and that's the goal.

Cellphone towers are popping up more and more, but not everyone wants one in their backyard. So now, carriers are getting creative -- call it divine service.

24 April 2016

Switzerland: Invest in an Awareness-Raising Campaign to Protect the Population from Electromagnetic Pollution

Doctors are concerned about the eventual increase in
the [emission] strength of mobile phone installations.
Invest in an awareness-raising campaign
by Meris Michaels, readers' mail, 24 heures,
18 April 2016

Re:  "Fighting against mobile phone antennas" ("Montée au front contre les antennes mobiles" - 24 heures, 12 April 2016)

Thank you to the author for her excellent article on mobile antennas which includes the warning by Doctors in Favor of the Environment (MfE) regarding health risks of mobile phones.  The fact that the limit values, based solely on thermal effects (and not biological), are ten times lower in Switzerland compared to other countries in Europe does not make electromagnetic (EM) pollution safer.  In the magazine published in January 2016 by CSS Insurance, the president of MfE, Dr. Peter Kälin, asserts:  "More and more evidence suggests that electromagnetic pollution, even below the limit values, is harmful to health."

The increase in limit values will encourage use of mobile phones and fatten the profits of telecommunications companies.  In fact, isn't the purpose of this action to power the economy?  What about the health of the population?

The Internet of Things: A $3 Trillion Market in 2020

Image source:  John Deere
[While reading this article, pause to reflect on these words from a member of the Swiss parliament:  "We see technological advances, industrialization, and economic growth as progress, but are these actually progressive from a social and ecological point of view?  We must think of future generations, consider the aftermath, and be very attentive to the impact of this progress."]

A $3 Trillion Market in 2020: 3 Sectors You Need to Watch
by Chris Neiger, (TMFNewsie), fool.com, 
17 April 2016

The Internet of Things will touch nearly every industry and offers massive opportunities for investors.

Less than four years from now, there will be tens of billions of things connected to the Internet. I'm not just talking about computers, tablets, or smartphones, either. I'm talking about manhole covers, jet engines, conveyor belts in factories, plants, and even cows.

It's called the Internet of Things (IoT), or the Internet of Everything, and it's more than just a passing technology fad. In fact, all of those things I just listed above are already being connected to the Internet. Some farmers are tracking their cows via the Internet, through chips implanted in their ears. And manufacturers are keeping an eye on conveyor belts via sensors connected to the Internet to make sure equipment doesn't overheat.

23 April 2016

California: Bill Seeks To Pull Plug on Landline Phone Service

[We need to keep those landline phones!]:  "The California Brain Tumor Association has taken the position that electromagnetic radiation associated with cell phones and WiFi pose unacceptable health risks, especially to children."

Bill Seeks To Pull Plug on Landline Phone Service

by Sandy Wells, kabc.com, 22 April 2016

What’s left of old-fashioned telephone landline service could soon disappear altogether in California. In government parlance it’s called POTS, or Plain Old Telephone Service; a corded phone connected to the outside world over a copper wire. It has one important advantage over the versatility and convenience of mobile devices and that is during a major power outage this service will remain viable long after cell phone and laptop batteries die.

New Study Finds Smartphones Can Be Seriously Damaging to Children's Eyes

New study finds smart phones are doing damage to
children's eyes
Kids going CROSS-EYED after spending too much time on smart phones
by Zoie O'Brien, express.co.uk, 21 April 2016

SMART-PHONES are making children go cross-eyed, new research has found.

Researchers in South Korea have confirmed most parents' fears with their research which has concluded time spent on phones can be seriously damaging.

Youngsters who excessively use their phones are at greater risk of temporary convergent strabismus - or going 'cross-eyed' the new study says.

Experts at Chonnam National University Hospital, Seoul, found a link between the two after examining 12 children, aged seven to 16, who used their phones for four to eight hours a day.

Polish Government Prepares Act on Electromagnetic Protection

Polish government prepares act on electromagnetic protection
telecompaper.com, 22 April 2016

The Polish Ministry of Digitalisation has announced its preparation of an act on the control of the effects of electromagnetic radiation from radiocommunications devices on human life and health, reports Telko.in. The first consultations are planned for the beginning of May. Discussions on public concerns related to electromagnetic radiation are conducted under the patronage of the President's Office.

After the first round of the discussions, the ministry decided to withdraw the controversial provision on facilitating the placement of radiocommunications devices from the draft amendment of the act to support telecommunications services and network development.

22 April 2016

EMR Action Day: 23 April 2016

The worldwide EMR Action Day is this Saturday. Switch off your Wi-Fi, tablets, and cell phones to reconnect with the earth and people! 

This day was created to raise awareness about the biological harm that wireless radiation is doing to the world. In some locations wireless radiation is almost a trillion times higher than it would naturally be. This is one day that we can all come together and reduce its impact.

We must work together to educate others about the importance of using wires instead of wireless for our computers and other devices. It is important for people to learn that cell phones should be off the body when on and away from the head when being used. They need to know that children should only use cell phones in an emergency.

Governments must recognize the biological impact of wireless radiation and act to protect the public. Your participation in this action day and being a part of our community adds to the momentum of enlightenment that is occurring in the world. There are many countries now creating legislation to protect their citizens from wireless radiation. We must work to ensure that there is a worldwide referendum to stop this wireless radiation experiment that none of us signed up for!

The Top 4 Reasons for the Bees Dying Off

Learn the top 4 reasons for the bees dying off.  The bees
are under a quadruple assault, and Monsanto and its
Big Agra pals are only half the problem.
The Top 4 Reasons for the Bees Dying Off
toolsforfreedom.com (2015)

Why are all the bees dying off?

It has been a few years since the world started to become aware of the phenomenon of bees dying off, and labeled it CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder). It is a grave concern, for we are totally dependent upon the bees to pollinate and help food grow. Einstein famously said that if bees disappeared from the Earth, humanity would only survive for around another 4 years. The subject of bees dying off has been in the news again lately, with a study done by researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), Macquarie University in Sydney, Washington University in St Louis and the University of Sydney. Their study concluded that the problem may be bee stress. They found that stress factors were leading to older bees dying more quickly than normal, leading to a situation where younger bees had to begin foraging earlier than they would have otherwise, which in turn was leading to a younger foraging population, poorer performance and quicker deaths of foragers.

Healing the Brain Solutions Seminar: London, 18 June 2016

Healing The Brain Solutions Seminar
Klinghardt Institute

The brain is in crisis. The neurological disorders linked to the brain are increasing exponentially, not linearly: memory loss, hyperactivity, attention deficit, MS, Autism (doubling rates every 5 years), Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease (rates doubling every 20 years).

In this workshop we will show solutions to the causes of chronic brain dysfunction which often lead to significant improvement, healing and longevity of the brain. A healed brain can create a healed life – relationships improve, health improves, joy and money return …

The brain is in crisis. The neurological disorders linked to the brain are increasing exponentially, not linearly: memory loss, hyperactivity, attention deficit, MS, Autism (doubling rates every 5 years), Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease (rates doubling every 20 years).

Extremely Low Frequency Electromagnetic Fields Facilitate Vesicle Endocytosis by Increasing Presynaptic Calcium Channel Expression at a Central Synapse

Extremely Low Frequency Electromagnetic Fields Facilitate Vesicle Endocytosis by Increasing Presynaptic Calcium Channel Expression at a Central Synapse
Sci Rep. 2016; 6: 21774. Published online 2016 Feb 18. doi: 10.1038/srep21774
PMCID: PMC4757866

Zhi-cheng Sun,1,* Jian-long Ge,1,* Bin Guo,2,* Jun Guo,1 Mei Hao,1 Yi-chen Wu,1 Yi-an Lin,1 Ting La,1 Pan-tong Yao,1Yan-ai Mei,3 Yi Feng,a,4 and Lei Xueb,1

Abstract

Accumulating evidence suggests significant biological effects caused by extremely low frequency electromagnetic fields (ELF-EMF). Although exo-endocytosis plays crucial physical and biological roles in neuronal communication, studies on how ELF-EMF regulates this process are scarce. By directly measuring calcium currents and membrane capacitance at a large mammalian central nervous synapse, the calyx of Held, we report for the first time that ELF-EMF critically affects synaptic transmission and plasticity. Exposure to ELF-EMF for 8 to 10 days dramatically increases the calcium influx upon stimulation and facilitates all forms of vesicle endocytosis, including slow and rapid endocytosis, endocytosis overshoot and bulk endocytosis, but does not affect the RRP size and exocytosis. Exposure to ELF-EMF also potentiates PTP, a form of short-term plasticity, increasing its peak amplitude without impacting its time course. We further investigated the underlying mechanisms and found that calcium channel expression, including the P/Q, N, and R subtypes, at the presynaptic nerve terminal was enhanced, accounting for the increased calcium influx upon stimulation. Thus, we conclude that exposure to ELF-EMF facilitates vesicle endocytosis and synaptic plasticity in a calcium-dependent manner by increasing calcium channel expression at the nerve terminal.

Life-Span Exposure to Sinusoidal-50 Hz Magnetic field and Acute Low-Dose γ Radiation Induce Carcinogenic Effects in Sprague-Dawley Rats

"The results of the study showed significant carcinogenic effects for the mammary gland in males and females and a significant increased incidence of malignant schwannomas of the heart as well as increased incidence of lymphomas/leukemias in males. Conclusions: These results call for a re-evaluation of the safety of non-ionizing radiation."

Life-span exposure to sinusoidal-50 Hz magnetic field and acute low-dose γ radiation induce carcinogenic effects in Sprague-Dawley rats.
Int J Radiat Biol. 2016 Apr;92(4):202-14. doi: 10.3109/09553002.2016.1144942. Epub 2016 Feb 19.

Soffritti M1, Tibaldi E1, Padovani M1, Hoel DG2, Giuliani L3, Bua L1, Lauriola M1, Falcioni L1, Manservigi M1, Manservisi F1, Panzacchi S1, Belpoggi F1.

Author information

Abstract

The Reciprocal Longitudinal Relationships Between Mobile Phone Addiction and Depressive Symptoms Among Korean Adolescents

The reciprocal longitudinal relationships between mobile phone addiction and depressive symptoms among Korean adolescents
Computers in Human Behavior, Volume 58, May 2016, Pages 179–186

Sangmin Jun

Highlights
  • Mobile phone addiction increased consistently over time.
  • Depressive symptoms increased consistently over time.
  • Mobile phone addiction affected depressive symptoms over time.
  • Depressive symptoms influenced mobile phone addiction over time.

Abstract

The Effect of Prenatal Exposure to 1800 MHz Electromagnetic Field on Calcineurin and Bone Development in Rats

"Conclusion:   Bone and muscle tissue development was negatively affected due to prenatal exposure to 1800 MHz radiofrequency electromagnetic field."

The effect of prenatal exposure to 1800 MHz electromagnetic field on calcineurin and bone development in rats1
Acta Cir. Bras. vol.31 no.2 São Paulo Feb. 2016

Adem ErkutI , Levent TumkayaII , Mehmet Sabri BalikIII , Yildiray KalkanIV , Yilmaz GuvercinV , Adnan YilmazVI , Suleyman YuceVII , Erkan CureVIII , Ibrahim SehitogluIX

Abstract

PURPOSE:
To investigated the effects of exposure to an 1800 MHz electromagnetic field (EMF) on bone development during the prenatal period in rats.

Effects of Cell Phone Use on Semen Parameters: Results from the MARHCS Cohort Study in Chongqing, China

"Our results showed that certain aspects of cell phone use may negatively affect sperm quality in men by decreasing the semen volume, sperm concentration, or sperm count, thus impairing male fertility."

Effects of cell phone use on semen parameters: Results from the MARHCS cohort study in Chongqing, China
Environment International, Volume 91, May 2016, Pages 116–121

Guowei Zhanga, Huan Yana, Qing Chena, Kaijun Liua, Xi Linga, Lei Suna, Niya Zhoua, Zhi Wanga,
Peng Zoua, Xiaogang Wanga, Lu Tana, Zhihong Cuia, Ziyuan Zhoub, Jinyi Liua, Lin Aoa, Jia Caoa

Highlights
  • Certain aspects of cell phone use negatively affect semen quality.
  • Internet use via cellular networks has become an important risk to semen quality.
  • The use of 3G or more advanced networks might have less damage to human sperm.
  • Recruiting subjects from a general population makes the study typical and relevant.
Abstract

21 April 2016

The Wireless Technology ‘Conspiracy’ is Not a Theory

“Until there are bodies in the streets, I don’t think anything is going to change.”

OPINION: The Wireless Technology ‘Conspiracy’ is Not a Theory

by Bonnie Masters, Special to the Post, Pagosa Daily Post (Pagosa Springs, Colorado),  20 April 2016

“What we’re doing is a grand world experiment without informed consent.”

— Microwave researcher Allan Frey


In the backstory of wireless technology, ‘conspiracy’ is not a theory.

Over the past 20 years wireless technology has become embedded in our lives, to a point of dependence and addiction that is quite amazing to me. My study of the health effects of weak EMFs keeps circling back to the history of how the wireless industry developed into a very powerful political lobby, revealing deepening layers of a dark backstory. It’s a story of directed science used to benefit the military and the telecom industry in their operations, and of suppressed science when findings were not to the industry’s liking — and of a practice of discrediting scientists and their studies that dared report findings not in agreement with the military-industry version of reality.

There’s even an element of deliberate scientific misinformation about microwave effects, published during the Cold War years under the guise of national security.

International Touring Show Is the World's First Theatrical Treatment of Electrosmog

Jonathan Mirin as Innocenzo
Piti Theatre Company to perform Boston area premiere of all ages musical-clown performance "Innocenzo" at Framingham Earth Day Festival, Saturday April 30 at noon.

International touring show is the world's first theatrical treatment of electrosmog
Contact:  Jonathan – 413-625-6569
19 April 2016

In 2010, Godeliève Richard, a Swiss dancer and choreographer who had married an American actor and playwright named Jonathan Mirin, fell ill in an apartment in Boston. She was taken to the emergency room with nausea and dizziness, treated for dehydration and diagnosed with a possible virus. The couple drove back to their home in Shelburne Falls, MA the next morning and soon began making the rounds of doctors and specialists in the western part of the state because the dizziness simply did not go away and a range of other debilitating symptoms settled in.

Three years later, at a clinic in Switzerland, Ms. Richard was diagnosed with electro-hypersensitivity or EHS, a syndrome known under various names since the 1930's when it was first described in a German medical journal as "radio wave sickness." Ms. Richard had many of the hallmark symptoms including headache, fatigue, dizziness, sleep difficulties, tinnitus and memory/concentration difficulties.

20 April 2016

Deadly Combination – Mobile Phones and Amalgam Fillings

Read the following article and abstract of a scientific study on the subject.

Deadly Combination – Mobile Phones and Amalgam Fillings!
happyandsmartlife.com, (posted April 2016)

Do you have amalgam fillings? Do you use a mobile phone? If the answer is yes, then your health is in danger! Moreover, there is an abundance of research which point out to the danger coming from the radio frequent electromagnetic waves emitted by mobile phones. What’s more, there is also a lot of research pointing out to the health risk associated with amalgam fillings. However, what you did not know is that the newest research shows that this two health risks are related!

19 April 2016

Exiled Scientist: 'Chernobyl Is Not Finished, It Has Only Just Begun'

"If you were told that a lot is already known in Ukraine and Belarus about what Chernobyl has done to these countries, than I can tell you that you are wrong... It is only after 30 years that we are starting to see the real impact.
I am very much afraid that in one or two generations from now, the (descendants) of the population of Belarus and Ukraine that were affected by Chernobyl will vanish."

Exiled scientist: 'Chernobyl is not finished, it has only just begun'

king5.com, 18 April 2016

Yury Bandazhevsky, 59, was the first scientist in Belarus to establish an institute to study Chernobyl’s impact on people's health, particularly children, near the city of Gomel, about 120 miles over the border from Ukraine. He was arrested in Belarus in 1999 and sentenced to eight years in prison for allegedly taking bribes from parents trying to get their children admitted to his Gomel State Medical Institute. He denied the charges.

Show Me the Bodies: A Monumental Public Health Failure

"The situation now posed by cellphones and wireless transmitting devices around the world appears eerily reminiscent of what has transpired with tobacco, asbestos, and air pollution. A brave young 21-year-old woman from eastern Pennsylvania, Tiffany Frantz has come forward with the story of her own rare cancerous breast tumors that formed right under the antennae of the cellphone she kept in her bra."

Show me the bodies:  a monumental public health failure

by Devra Davis, Oxford Bibliographies in Environmental Science, 18 April 2016

In the 21st century, “show-me-the-bodies” seems a cruel and outdated foundation for public policy. Yet history is littered with examples—like tobacco and asbestos—where only after the death toll mounts is the price of inaction finally understood to exceed that of action. In 19th century England, women factory inspectorate workers’ warnings about crippling lung disease in teenagers working with asbestos were ignored until evidence of the epidemic toll of factory work became overwhelming more than a half century later. Modern parallels are very much with us. Lung cancer in a young Chinese girl who grew up in a polluted urban environment and breast cancer in a 21-year-old young woman who kept her cell phone in her bras are stunning indications of modern hazards where we cannot afford to wait for broader public impacts before reining in exposures.

Sperm DNA Damage - the Effect of Stress and Everyday Life Factors

"Our findings indicate that stress and lifestyle factor may affect sperm DNA damage. Data from the present study showed a significant effect of age, obesity, mobile phone radiation and occupational stress on sperm DNA damage."

Sperm DNA damage—the effect of stress and everyday life factors

International Journal of Impotence Research. Advance online publication 14 April 2016; doi: 10.1038/ijir.2016.15

M Radwan, J Jurewicz, D Merecz-Kot, W Sobala, P Radwan, M Bochenek, W Hanke

Abstract

The clinical significance of sperm DNA damage lies in its association with natural conception rates and also might have a serious consequence on developmental outcome of the newborn.

France: Smart Meter Row Heads to Court

Smart meter row heads to court
connexionfrance.com, 19 April 2016

ELECTRICITY company ERDF is taking a Seine-et-Marne town to court over its decision to prohibit the installation of ‘smart’ Linky electricity meters.

ERDF, a subsidiary of EDF that manages the public electricity distribution network, said that it had taken the ‘exceptional’ decision to seek a legal ruling from the tribunal administratif de Melun because it believes that towns do not have the authority to ban the company from installing the meters.

In December, councillors in Varennes-sur-Seine voted against allowing the meters pending ‘more complete results on constraints, hazards and risks’ particularly in relation to electromagnetic waves. Le Parisien reports.

16 April 2016

Victims of HPV Vaccine in Japan Will Sue State and Vaccine Makers Merck and GlaxoSmithKline

Victims of HPV Vaccine in Japan Will Sue State and Vaccine Makers
by Rishma Parpia, thevaccinereaction.org, 
13 April 2016

In the U.S., the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine has been a subject of controversy from the very beginning after Merck’s Gardasil vaccine was licensed in 2006.1 Japan is one of the many nations raising concerns about HPV vaccine following persistent reports that girls are suffering severe adverse effects after getting vaccinated.2

Controversy Surrounding Safety of HPV Vaccine in Japan

Here is what happened in Japan in a nutshell. In December 2010, the HPV vaccine (both Merck’s Gardasil and Cervarix manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline) was provided at no cost to Japanese girls between the ages of 12-16 years old. In April 2013, the vaccine was officially included in Japan’s national immunization program. However, two months later, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare publically announced that it had decided to withdraw its HPV vaccine recommendation.3 The decision was in response to numerous reports that formerly healthy vaccine recipients were experiencing alarming side effects ranging from short-term memory loss to paralysis.4 In October 2013, a special taskforce was formed to investigate the side effects of the HPV vaccine.5

14 April 2016

Children’s Hospital, the Third Largest Pediatric Center in the United States, Fails to Live Up to Mission

Following is first an extract from an article by Jack O'Dwyer, then a full article about Children's of Alabama, the third largest pediatric center in the U.S., which is not living up to its promise of educating about children's health, totally neglecting to mention anything about the dangers of Wi-Fi and other radiation.  

Children’s Hospital Fails to Live Up to Mission
by Jack O'Dwyer, odwyerpr.com, 12 April 2016

Children’s of Alabama, a major pediatric center, is not living up to its promise to educate about children’s health because there is nothing about the dangers of Wi-Fi and other radiation on its website but plenty about lightning, bike safety and poison snakes.

The mission statement of the third largest pediatric center in the U.S. says it is to “provide the finest pediatric health services to all children in an environment that fosters excellence in research and medical education. Children’s will be an advocate for all children and work to educate the public about issues affecting children's health and well-being.”

The Microwave Drug: The Biological and Spiritual Effects of Electromagnetic Radiation

"Currently there is no recognition of microwave radiation as an environmental pollutant and one of multiple environmental factors contributing to health deterioration... This is the year to demand telcos turn down the ‘volume’ on the antenna tower in your suburb, reject smart meters and share awareness on the topic with local council, state and federal parliamentarians, school parent and teacher groups and friends. We went mainstream with the airing of an ABC Catalyst episode ‘Wi-Fried’. Word is getting out on this topic!" 

The Microwave Drug: The Biological and Spiritual Effects of Electromagnetic Radiation
by Benjamin Nowland, Guest Writer for Wake Up World, 11 April 2016

The 1998 US Army document ‘Bioeffects of Selected Nonlethal Weapons’ says “investigators are even beginning to describe similarities between microwave irradiation and drugs regarding their effects on biological systems. For example, some suggest that power density and specific absorption rate (SAR) of microwave irradiation may be thought of as analogous to the concentration of the injection solution and the dosage of a drug.” [1]

And, as the ‘volume’ or power density is turned up on microwave transmissions, with increased antenna towers, Wi-Fi, Wi-MAX, mobiles etc., we now receive a microwave dose often millions of times higher than what was studied 20 years ago.

History in a nutshell

Switzerland: Doctors Want to Protect Children from Mobile Phone Radiation

Doctors in Favor of the Environment is creating a storm
over these plans:  "Lobbies in Parliament are attempting
to increase the limit values for mobile base stations in
Switzerland."  Fetuses, children, and adolescents are
particularly vulnerable because their bodies and brains
are still developing.
Doctors want to protect children from mobile phone radiation
by Nikolai Thelitz, 20 Minutes, 13 April 2016 (Google translation from German, with grammatical corrections)

In Parliament, the pressure to allow more cell towers is growing. Doctors warn of health effects, particularly in children.

The Swiss mobile network  is reaching its limit due to massive increase in data flow. According to provider information, 6,000 out of a total of around 15,000 mobile base stations are already at the limit of permissible radiation levels. A motion of the telecommunications industry asks for immediate increase in the limit values. The Federal Council recommends adopting the motion. The Parliament must also vote on it.

The association, Doctors in Favor of the Environment (Aefu) is creating a storm over these plans: "Attempts in parliament through lobbying are being made to increase the limit values for mobile base stations in Switzerland," says Aefu Director Martin Forter. He warns of the dangers of cell phone radiation. This could affect brain waves and cerebral blood flow, reduce sperm quality and destabilize genetic information. The World Health Organization (WHO) has classified mobile phone radiation as possibly carcinogenic. Therefore, Forter calls for : "No increase in the limit values for mobile communications equipment." Fetuses, infants, children, and adolescents are particularly vulnerable because their bodies and brains are still developing.

13 April 2016

Endocrine Disruptors' Link to Infertility Confirmed

Endocrine disruptors are thought to cause two diseases
that in turn cause 70% of infertility cases.
Endocrine disruptors’ link to infertility confirmed
by Nicole Sagener | EurActiv.de | Translated by Samuel Morgan, 11 April 2016

More and more women are finding it difficult to get pregnant, with mounting evidence suggesting chemicals such as plasticisers and pesticides are responsible The consequences are estimated to cost the EU €1.4 billion per year. EurActiv Germany reports.

Avoiding chemicals completely in everyday life is impossible, despite endocrine-disrupting substances being considered a health hazard. Moreover, as more women struggle to get pregnant or even discover that they are infertile, there appears to be enough scientific evidence to point the finger at pesticides and plastic products.

As a new study now shows, at least two common female diseases that lead to reproductive difficulties often develop due to substances used in the production of these products.

Cultivation of Strawberries

REPOSTED 31 May 2013:  

Image:  Dragonfly Earth Medicine
Imported strawberries are still appearing in supermarkets in Switzerland from February.  It's not certain that working conditions in Spain have improved all that much since this article was written in April 2011.  There is certainly a very serious environmental crisis:  the strawberry fields are sucking dry the area of Spain where most of the "red gold" fruit is cultivated.  Switzerland imports most of its out-of-season strawberries from Spain. This fruit is cultivated in vitro in central Spain then transported south for planting in soil sterilized by a chemical substance which Saddam Hussein used to kill populations in Kurdistan. The plants are grown on plastic which is dispersed into the environment or burned after harvest. The cultivation of strawberries requires enormous amounts of pesticides which contaminate drinking water and fresh water in a natural reserve for migratory birds. Most of the strawberry field workers are women who are poorly paid and live in unsanitary conditions. Many suffer from respiratory diseases and skin infections caused by exposure to the pesticides used to cultivate the strawberries.

Interview with Dominique Belpomme, Oncologist: "70% to 90% of Cancers Linked to the Environment"

View of Mt. Blanc from the heights of the city of Lyon.
Photo:  Konrad K./ Spia
Dominique Belpomme, cancérologue : “70% to 90% of Cancers Thought to be Linked to the Environment”
Interview by Weronika Zarachowicz, telerama.fr, 6 April 2016
(translated from French - see translator's note at end of article)

Cancer, obesity, allergies, behavioral disorders... The increase in these maladies is to a great extent  due to the degradation of our environment, warns the oncologist, Dominique Belpomme.  Staggering, frightening, however possibly reversible.

What is the share of environmental factors in the continued increase in cancer? What is the role of ecology in contemporary medicine? For over ten years, the oncologist Dominique Belpomme, former member of the "Cancer Committee" of public assistance, and now director of ECERI (European Cancer and Environment Research Institute) in Brussels, makes us aware of the links between health and environment. In his new book, published 6 April, How Diseases Are Born (Comment naissent les maladies, ed. Les liens qui libèrent), he broadens even more the scope of his research and calls for a profound change in our health system (and thinking!) . For now, he says, there is no doubt about the environmental causes of most modern diseases, be it cancer, obesity, allergies, behavioral disorders or emerging diseases such as electrohypersensitivity ...

11 April 2016

Harvard Medical Doctor Warns Against Smart Meters

"While smart meters reduce workload and increase profitability for the power companies, they do so at the expense of the health of their customers. Opting out is the only “smart” way to deal with this corporate incursion."

Harvard Medical Doctor Warns Against Smart Meters

by Sarah, thehealthyhomeeconomist.com

Dr. David Carpenter MD, a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a physician who has worked in the area of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) and public health for over 18 years, has a few choice words for power companies that are forcing smart meters down the throats of their customers all over the United States.

Dr. Carpenter adamantly insists that there is no evidence whatsoever that smart meters are in any way safe for human beings. He goes on to say that there is, in fact, ample evidence that demonstrates “convincingly and consistently” that exposure to radiofrequency radiation (RFR) at elevated levels for long periods of time increases the risk of cancer, damages the nervous system, and adversely affects the reproductive organs.

Protect Children from the Radiation of Mobile Phones and Wi-Fi

Advice of the Cyprus National Committee on Environment and Children's Health - Protect Children from the Radiation of Mobile Phones and Wi-Fi
(English translation by Environmental Health Trust - January 2016 - 4 mn.)

You will find the English transcript below.


"Since you love us, why do you radiate us with wireless?"

Workplace Wearables Open Up a Murky Legal Hinterland

Workplace wearables open up a murky legal hinterland
by Donal Power, readwrite.com, 10 April 2016

As wearables become more common for personal use, they are also increasingly being used by employers in the workplace. This new technology is giving employers new tools to track safety and productivity, and allowing insurers to track employee habits and health indicators. But just as the options for wearable tech proliferates, so do the related legal and privacy issues.

Companies are increasingly embracing the habit of tracking any and all data possible to create efficiencies and boost the bottom line. But a recent MarketWatch article explored many of the subsequent legal concerns that are cropping up in this emerging age of workplace wearables.

For employers that mandate wearables in the workplace, it’s incumbent on them to develop clear rationales and policies explaining why data is being collected and limits of its use, said Jason Geller. Geller is a partner with U.S. law firm Fisher & Phillips who specializes representing employers in labour and discrimination cases.

Workplace wearables might get you a raise – or fired

Experts Warn Fitness Tech May Do More Harm than Good

Adding stress, when the goal is to reduce it?

Experts warn fitness tech may do more harm than good

CNBC/ scmp.com, 10 April 2016

If you spend as much time tracking your activity as you do actually engaged in the activity, that is probably going to hurt your progress, psychologist says

When it comes to health and fitness, some technology that's meant to help you actually could be hurting your progress.

Fitness trackers, part of the booming wearables market, have caught fire with the health conscious and boosted the fortunes of their manufacturers.

In 2014, worldwide consumer spending on health and fitness services clocked in at over US$200 billion, with wearable devices capturing a growing percentage, said analyst Jim Duffy at Stifel. Duffy noted that Fitbit alone had sales of US$1.8 billion last year, and that the company expects revenue in excess of US$2 billion for this year.

Still, at least a few experts say the trend in some ways may be counterproductive.

Electronic Devices, Wearable Technology May Trigger Nickel Allergies

Sue McCann's fitness tracker caused her to have a
nickel allergy.  (WBZ-TV)
[When will doctors acknowledge that the skin problems might be caused by more than just a reaction to nickel, like burns from exposure to radiofrequency radiation emitted by "smart" wearables like fitness trackers and other wireless devices?]

Electronic Devices, Wearable Technology May Trigger Nickel Allergies
by Dr. Mallika Marshall, boston.cbslocal.com,
8 April 2016

BOSTON (CBS) — Nickel allergies are fairly common, and for most people, the problem can be traced to jewelry.

A red, itchy rash prompted Sue McCann to go see her dermatologist. She was surprised that it was caused by the nickel in her fitness tracker.
Her dermatologist, Dr. Laura Ferris, is seeing more patients with similar problems.

“Traditionally, we’ve seen nickel allergies in (objects) like earrings, or from belt buckles, but now we are tending to see it a lot on the wrist from electronic fitness trackers,” she says.

One popular model was recalled after thousands of people complained of skin irritations. Nickel was found in the casing.

09 April 2016

Ericsson's Hans Vestberg: the Clean-Cut Swede with a Need for Mobile Speed

Mr. Vestberg has been in the top role since 2010.  He said:
"We cannot even imagine how the world will be transformed
with all this connectivity".
"Ericsson started life 140 years ago as a telegraph repair shop in Stockholm and quickly expanded into all forms of telecoms equipment. It finally gave up on phones four years ago, which it had latterly made in partnership with Sony, to focus on mobile kit - base stations, routers and masts — which it sells in 180 countries."

Ericsson's Hans Vestberg: the clean-cut Swede with a need for mobile speed
by James Ashton, The Telegraph,
3 April 2016

Never mind 2020, Hans Vestberg has already mapped out his 2025 vision. It is a world of microchipped medical implants, connected homes and remote-control working – all made possible by lightning-fast internet speeds.

“I am certain that 10 years from now you are going to have a chip inside your body that is going to tell you what is going to happen in the next 24 hours,” says the clean-cut Swede who runs Ericsson, provider of the infrastructure over which 40pc of the world’s mobile traffic is carried. “We cannot even imagine how the world will be transformed with all this connectivity.”

How To Hardwire Your IPad, IPod, And IPhone

How To Hardwire Your IPad, IPod, And IPhone
by Andrea Fabry, ehtrust.org

Our family has transitioned from wireless to wired. Here’s how how to hardwire your iPad, iPod, and iPhone and other favorite devices safely to the Ethernet.

Transitioning from wireless to wired has been more of a journey than a decision. Our home was not wired for Ethernet, thus we had to learn to live with the inconvenience of cables running throughout the house. I wouldn’t trade the peace of mind, however, and my three teens have adapted well. Especially once we corded their favorite devices!

With a little ingenuity and a few supplies, you’ll be able to enjoy your devices without the added burden of wireless frequencies.

United Kingdom: Death Rate Spikes for First Time in a Decade

UK death rate spikes for first time in a decade
by Adrian O'Dowd, onmedica.com, 8 April 2016

England and Wales experienced the largest rise in the number of deaths last year in more than a decade, according to new figuresfrom the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Early analysis seems to suggest that the rise was caused by an increase in dementia and Alzheimer’s related deaths and respiratory diseases (including flu) among older people.

For the first time, the ONS, with support from Public Health England, have carried out analysis of the weekly and monthly death figures after the 2015 provisional data showed the highest number of deaths in a single year since 2003 and the highest year on year percentage increase since 1968.

Last year, there were 529,613 deaths registered in England and Wales, an increase of 28,189 (5.6%) compared with 2014, with 86% of the extra deaths occurring in people aged over 75 and 38% in people aged over 90.

Burnt by a Mobile Phone Mast

Diana Boughton
Diana Boughton - Burnt By a Phone Mast
by Dave Ashton, 8 April 2016
(Warning: Some of the articles linked to below contain graphic images)

Diana is a member of the UK Electrosensitives group on Facebook, and she has bravely decided to publicise the shocking rash - or burn? - that she developed while staying close to a mobile mast / cell tower. Usually, there isn't much to see when it comes to electrosensitivity sufferers - the damage is internal, and hidden away - but this is definitely not true in Diana's case.

Her rash seems to be consistent with the rashes and burns experienced by some owners of other wireless devices, such as mobile phones, wearable fitness monitors, smart watches, laptops and tablets, and even virtual reality headsets. In fact, there is a legal action currently underway against Fitbit for this sort of "unexplained" skin damage.

In Diana's case though, it was proximity to a mobile mast that produced the rash.

This is what she says on her website:

08 April 2016

Cell Tower Poses a Risk for Students: Opinion/Letter

Opinion/Letter: Cell tower poses a risk for students
by Robert Humphris Jr., dailyprogress.com (Charlottesville, VA), 7 April 2016

I recently received a letter about a balloon test for a personal wireless service facility on Albemarle County school system property on Hydraulic Road.

Really? In the middle of four schools where a child can spend 13 years attending schools in higher than normal radiation? Have members of the Albemarle County School Board and Board of Supervisors actually read any of the many studies on this topic?

Here are a few titles of radiation-effects studies:

» mcw.edu/radiationoncology/ourdepartment/radiationbiology/Mobile-Phone-Cell-Phone-Base-S.htm

07 April 2016

Why I’m Not a Fitbit Fan

Fitbit = unnecessary exposure to electromagnetic radiation. 

Why I’m Not a Fitbit Fan
by Sarah, The Healthy Home Economist

A Fitbit is a type of electronic device used for personal activity tracking. These wireless-enabled, wearable devices measure data such as the number of steps walked, quality of sleep, and other personal metrics.

The Fitbit was developed by the company of the same name founded and managed by James Park and Eric Friedman.

Since then, a proliferation of various styles and models have taken the workout world by storm with Fitbits and similar knock off devices crafted for every personality and need.

The very simple Fitbit Zip, which is about the size of a quarter, tracks only steps taken, distance traveled, and calories burned. The sophisticated Fitbit Flex, which is worn 24 hours a day even while showering and swimming, tracks all its wearer’s movement including sleep patterns.

There are Fitbit apps for the iPhone and Android too which allow fans to log their food, activities, water intake, and weight, as well as track their fitness goals throughout the day even while offline.
While the Fitbit and devices like them may seem like a very helpful tool to keep people motivated and moving toward exercise goals, I don’t personally use one nor do I recommend them to folks that ask me about them. Here are my reasons.

06 April 2016

United States: FDA Wants To Make Psychiatric Industry’s Billion Dollar Electroshock Therapy More Widely Available

FDA Wants To Make Psychiatric Industry’s Billion Dollar Electroshock Therapy More Widely Available
by Carolanne Wright, Contributing Writer for Wake Up World, 6 April 2016

“The FDA has initiated a proposal that would reclassify Electroconvulsive Therapy Devices (ECT) from its current category as a high risk device, to a lower risk machine with less regulatory controls. This is despite the federal agency’s admission that the ECT device has not been proven safe and effective.” ~ CCHR Documentaries

The Judge Rotenberg Center (JRC) in Canton, Massachusetts has a long history of controversy for how it handles disabled children and adults. The school has been condemned by the United Nations Special Rapporteurs on Torture, a variety of disability groups, Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick, and an FDA advisory panel.

Electromagnetic Radiation: A Modern Health Hazard?

How Common is EHS?  "Many children are currently affected, but undiagnosed. Children are likely to be more vulnerable to developing EHS since their exposure is higher and outcomes may be worse given their developing systems and greater time for latent effects. Brain tumours have overtaken leukaemia as a leading cause of death in children (both are associated with EMF exposure). There is evidence that genetic damage caused by exposure within current guidelines may not only damage the exposed child, but could also damage their offspring."

Electromagnetic Radiation: A Modern Health Hazard?

by Dr. Erica Mallery Blythe, camexpo.co.uk, 5 April 2016

We are currently witnessing the largest change to the Earth’s electromagnetic environment that has ever taken place in human history. Given that basic household electricity, which was the first anthropogenic (man-made) electromagnetic field (EMF), only became prolific during the twentieth century, artificial EMF has barely seen one generation from cradle to grave. The use of higher frequency microwave devices such as mobile telephony, Wi-Fi and smart meters, have suddenly become commonplace, despite serious health concerns. Could this be the greatest public health disaster in human history?

Blue Light Hazard: Not Just UV Radiation, Eyes Face Threat from Blue Violet Light as Well

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Blue Light Hazard: Not Just UV Radiation, Eyes Face Threat from Blue Violet Light as Well
equitybulls.com, 4 April 2016

Dr. Ira Chopra, Consultant Eye Surgeon, Paras Hospitals writes on how our eyes face a rising health threat with an inevitable switch to modern lighting techniques and increased usage of digital devices

The effects of harmful Ultra Violet Radiation on the health of skin and eyes have been well documented and much talked about in recent years. However, researchers today have identified that ultra violet light is not the only harmful component of light when it comes to visual health. The Blue Violet spectrum of visible light is another component that has the potential to cause damage to retinal cells of the eyes. In fact, researchers have coined a new term to describe the danger this light spectrum presents to critical structures within the eye. They call it "blue light hazard".