Citizens for Safe Technology
Empowering the public to protect children
and nature from unsafe wireless technologies.
Wi-Fi / Cell Phones
"Wi-Fi" stands for "Wireless Fidelity" and enables the transmission of data over wireless networks.
Wireless Internet (Wi-Fi) is not federally regulated in the same manner as essential communications, and to install and use this technology is a choice that falls outside any mandated regulations.
Any personal injury liability stemming from exposure to this harmful environmental toxin may be shifted downward from the industry to the government agency, employer, school or business promoting its use, thereby actively exposing individuals to health risks, the potential for which is clearly outlined in scientific evidence.
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2.4-GHz cordless phone confirms original findings - Havas and Marrongelle, June, 2013
Keywords: heart rate variability, mobile phone, tachycardia, arrhythmia, microwave radiation, radio frequency radiation, electrohypersensitivity, autonomic nervous system
"Our results show that a considerable percentage of the individuals tested were moderately sensitive to very sensitive to radiation generated by a cordless phone based on HRV, and that their reactions were not psychosomatic. In this double- blind, sham-controlled study, we document an increased HR, altered HRV and changes in the sympathetic and parasympathetic control of the ANS similar to our previous study. The results are not due to EMI, since we have examples of a delayed response after the radiation was turned off and have tested EMI with much higher exposure using the same technology with no reactions noted. Our results demonstrate that the radiation from a 2.4-GHz cordless phone affects the ANS and may put some individuals with preexisting heart conditions at risk when exposed to electromagnetic frequencies to which they are sensitive. Although documenting a response is relatively simple, determining the degree of EHS is quite complex and requires further study."
Dr. Devra Davis - An expert explains why we're only beginning to understand the technology's myriad health risks
"The example in the 1990s . . . University of Washington researchers] Henry Lai and Narendra N.P. Singh found significant evidence of DNA damage caused by cellphone light radiation comparable almost to the damage you would get from X-rays, which is ionizing. At the time, it was generally believed by some people that non-ionizing radiation, which comes from a cellphone, could not possibly be physically damaging because it was so weak.
"Well, it's true that non-ionizing radiation lacks the power to have damage. But its damage seems to come from its modulated signal. So every 900 milliseconds, if you have a cellphone in your pocket, it's getting half of that radiation which is getting into you as it seeks the signal from the tower.
"So the industry understood this could be of enormous consequences, so they did three things. First, they wrote to the university and tried to get the scientists fired for violating the rules of the contract that they were working under at the time. They then wrote to NIH [National Institutes of Health]--and all of this has been documented in my book and there's been no lawsuits filed about any of the statements I'm making to you--and they accused the scientists of fraud for misusing funds to do the study. Then, when that didn't work they actually had somebody meet with the journal editors to try to get the article accepted for publication unaccepted . . .
"In case all of that wasn't enough, as the coup de grace, a memo was written from Motorola to its PR firm saying we think we sufficiently "war-gamed" the science. [Direct quote from the 1994 memo: "I think we have sufficiently war-gamed the Lai-Singh issue..."] . . .
Alternet - A leading expert on health effects from cellphone radiation goes to battle against a multi-trillion-dollar industry.
"In her 2011 book Disconnect, National Book Award finalist, former senior White House health advisor and internationally regarded epidemiologist Devra Davis revealed that the cellphone industry is knowingly exposing us to dangerous levels of electromagnetic radiation. No small problem when you consider that of the roughly 7 billion people on this planet, about 6 billion of us now use mobile phones.
"In a recent analysis for theHuffington Post, Davis examined the cellphone industry's long-term strategy, devised in the early '90s, to deal with studies showing cellphone radiation damages DNA: "war-game the science." Noted in a 1994 Motorola memo, this strategy, wrote Davis, "remains alive and well" today, the latest example occurring just last month. When the World Health Organization's International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) published newly detailed documentation for its yearlong 2011 expert review--which declared cellphone radiation a "possible human carcinogen" (same as lead and DDT)--the multi-trillion-dollar cellular industry responded by citing a new dubious report out of Taiwan.
"Davis, the founding director of the Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology of the U.S. National Research Council, pointed out that the online abstract concludes "with some highly unscientific language that sounds as though it was crafted for the PR section of Foxconn, the Taiwanese producer of phones for Apple, Motorola, and Sony:
'In conclusion, we do not detect any correlation between the morbidity/mortality of malignant brain tumors and cellphone use in Taiwan. We thus urge international agencies to publish only confirmatory reports with more applicable conclusions in public. This will help spare the public from unnecessary worries.'" . . . .
"In science news as in life, timing is everything. As soon as the World Health Organization International Agency for Research on Cancer expert review declaring cell phone radiation a "possible human carcinogen" -- just like lead, DDT, and jet fuel -- was drafted in 2011, the global multi-trillion dollar cell phone industry set up a quarter of a billion dollar defense fund to produce and promote science that would discredit the WHO. Whenever a report pops up questioning cell phone safety, a contrary report stands ready in the wings to cast doubt about its legitimacy.
"Case in point. The WHO published detailed documentation for its year-long 2011 expert review last month. Extending this work, Santosh Kesari, chief of neuro-oncology at the University of California, San Diego, two of Canada's top physician-epidemiologists, Antony B. Miller and Colin Soskolne, and I have just published a technical report concluding that more recent studies indicate that cell phone radiation constitutes a "probable human carcinogen."
"Now, let's look at what's being presented as "new science" from Taiwan and Sweden -- packaged for headline writers as proving that because there is no increase in brain cancer at this time, cell phones can be used with impunity. In fact, the effort to promote these skeptical reports is part of a longstanding practice of this industry that sees science as nothing but a matter of public relations. When first reports that cell phone radiation could damage DNA emerged from the laboratory of Henry Lai and N.P. Singh, a memo written by Motorola to their media advisors in 1994 announced the clear strategy that remains alive and well: war-game the science. . . .
listen to twelve samples of wireless signals from increasingly common sources
Each electromagnetic source has its own characteristic sound, which is demodulated by broadband-meters to allow evaluation of the sound's source. The sounds are the interference on a particular radio frequency, not the sounds of wireless. They are an audio representation of the patterns of the transmission, with every "zap" representing a "hit' of a micro pulse of radiation.
Here you will find samples of:
Peel District School Board Meeting (Ontario)
"... a number of concerned parents raised the issue of health concerns surrounding wireless internet access in schools."
"Laurin said he's done his own research and came to the conclusion that WiFi exposure was dangerous for children. He's determined to spread the word.
"Laurin thought the session was a debate over where technology is going in schools and was unaware that the school board had already made the decision to go through with implementation. Half of Peel's 253 schools are already using wireless technology."
"'Why treat our children as guinea pigs?'"
C4ST Press Release
April 17, 2013 - Like most of us, students at Dearcroft/West Wind Montessori School are being exposed to wireless radiation, and they want to know how it is affecting them. Today, grade seven and eight students from the Oakville Montessori School are leading a project to learn about wireless radiation from everyday devices, such as smartphones and laptops. Students conducted an investigation of their school, measuring the amount of radiation that they are typically exposed to on a daily basis. Students and teachers are now working with members of a local community group, Citizens 4 Safe Technology (C4ST), to develop a plan to reduce their exposure to harmful wireless radiation.
"To see the effects of devices in their own school, Dearcroft/West Wind Montessori students used hand-held radiation detection meters to investigate where radiation was strongest in their school. With an EMR technician on hand leading the exercise, students and staff alike were shocked to learn that their everyday devices like computers, cell phones, televisions, and even Wi-Fi internet, expose them to wireless radiation emissions. Jay G., one of the students at the presentation, said he found it was "quite surprising about the radiation levels and how they can come from everyday devices." Another student, Rory G., remarked that it was interesting how he was one of only four students in the class of seventeen who didn't own cell phones. . . .
When you use the internet have you thought just how much energy you're using? This story may give you some idea of just how much energy the wired world sucks down.
Article in Smart Grid News:
Warning! Wireless networks are energy monsters
Quick Take: A new report coming from Australia warns that industry has vastly underestimated the energy consumption resulting from more and more people accessing cloud services using portable devices. The popularity of these services is "driving a massive surge in energy consumption." Previous research has focused on the data centers that serve up the information. In reality, says the report, more than 90% of the energy consumption will come from the wireless networks that connect to the data centers.
Centre for energy-efficient telecommunications (CEET) University of Melbourne:
CEET researchers have shown that the Internet consumes about 1% of the world's electricity supply. This is approximately the same as the total electricity generating capacity in Australia. Fuelled by an ever-increasing range of applications and services, the quantity of data per user on the Internet is growing at around 40% per annum.
In addition, the number of Internet users is rapidly growing as developing nations embrace the Internet. . . .
Fox News VIDEO - Concerns over early cell phone use and brain cancer
Concerns are growing over cell phone use after a new study showed a link between early cell phone use and brain cancer. . . .
Disconnect is a documentary that exposes the truth behind the negative health effects of cell phones.
Globally, 5 billion people own mobile devices but few know the potential harm they are causing. Through extensive research and interviews with the world's leading doctors, scientists, politicians, activists, and victims; Disconnect traces the rise of a rogue industry and unveils the corrosive relationships which have corrupted public health. Severe adverse health effects have been associated with long-term microwave radiation exposure from cell phones. Many doctors and scientists believe brain tumors, infertility, and breast cancer are correlated with cumulative cell phone use."
First 6 minutes:
In the following clip, Stuart Cobb shows all of the different cell phones he's owned and why he believes the long-term radiation from them might have caused his brain tumor. I drove from my hometown of Stratford, Connecticut up to Portland, Maine twice within a week to film interviews with Stuart, the Cobb family, and then-current Mayor of Portland. This clip is one of my favorite sequences from the film. I hope if you find it meaningful you'll share it with others.
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Citizens For Safe Technology
"Wi-Fi: Is It Safe?"
Citizens for Safe Technology is a not-for-profit educational society made up of parents, grandparents, teachers, business professionals, scientists, politicians and lawyers concerned about the exponential increase in public exposure to harmful wireless technologies.
We believe a profound urgency exists to protect the unsuspecting public, especially children, youth and pregnant mothers from unsafe wireless technologies.
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