Jun 25

Brazil Study Shows Affirmative Link Between Cell Tower Radiation and Cancer

While the official channels continue to tell us that there is no real risk associated with exposure to radiation from cell towers and antennas, a recent study from Brazil says otherwise.

The Municipal Health Department and some local colleges in Brazil conducted a 10 year study in Belo Horizonte, Brazil’s third largest city.

The study confirmed many people’s worse fears.

Living within 500 meters of a cell phone tower or antenna increases your risks of developing cancer.

For those who feel confident they are outside of this range (roughly a third of a mile), think again!

With the plethora of hidden cell towers and antennas what you think is an innocuous local flag pole or gas station sign, could be a hidden cell tower.

Brazil’s city prosecutor is suing several cell phone companies and asking that almost half of the city’s cell antennas be removed, as their placement does not seem in compliance with safety issues for nearby residents.

 

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http://bronte.celltowerstudy.com/previous-research/belo-horizonte-municipality-minas-gerais-state-brazil/#!prettyPhoto

Jun 16

Cell Phones, Smartphones, Tablets and Eye Health

It is well known that computer use can strain the eyes. Blurred vision, floaters, dry eyes and even headaches are a common occurrence for those who work on computers. The collection of vision issues is now known as Computer Vision Syndrome.

But there is a new Vision Syndrome taking place. This Syndrome might be affecting more than a third of Americans, and it is potentially worse than Computer Vision Syndrome…

The Vision Council has reported that now over a third of Americans spend between 4-6 hours a day on electronic devices, including cell phones. The result? You guessed it. What we here at EMF Blues are calling Cell Phone Vision Syndrome.

Smaller screens, more glare and worse lighting all leads to plenty of eyestrain, not to mention the high levels of cell phone radiation.

An article posted at South University states,”Small text and bright screens can strain mobile phone users’ eyes. Since tablet computers, smartphones, and other hand-held devices are designed for reading at close range, users’ eyes must constantly refocus and reposition to process the graphics and text on screen. As digital use increases, so do potential vision problems, including eye strain. Symptoms of digital eye strain include eye redness or irritation, dry eyes, blurred vision, back pain, neck pain, and headaches.”

Just another reason to lessen the amount of time spent on those electronic gadgets.

 

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http://source.southuniversity.edu/health-risks-of-using-mobile-phones-137310.aspx#sthash.FIVcGHDW.dpuf

Jun 03

American Doctors Caution Against WiFi in Schools

American doctors caution Peel board

Brampton Guardian

May 9, 2013

An American-based medical association has added its voice to those of Peel parents expressing health concerns with the Peel board’s widespread installation of Wi-Fi in schools.

The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) has written to Peel District School Board Education Director Tony Pontes and Chair Janet McDougald cautioning them about installing wireless networks boardwide. The computer networks allow electronic devices to exchange data wirelessly by using radio waves.

As part of a multi-million dollar technology plan, the board is installing Wi-Fi in all its schools. According to board officials, about half of the 239 public schools in Peel already have Wi-Fi. Full installation is expected by the late fall of this year.

Some parents have told the school board and trustees they have concerns wireless networks may expose their children to radiation emitted by wireless signals.

The AAEM, based in Wichita, Kansas, describes itself as an international association of physicians and other professionals interested in the health of humans as it relates to their environments.

The organization said it provides research and education in the recognition, treatment and prevention of illnesses induced by exposures to biological and chemical agents in air, food and water.

“To install this widespread wireless internet access system in Peel District schools risks a widespread public health hazard that the medical system is not yet prepared to address,” the AAEM told the school board.

Read the full article on the installation of wifi in schools at the BramptonGuardian.com.

Jun 02

Utility Smart Meters raise health, privacy concerns

Utility Smart Meters raise health, privacy concerns

By Alyssa Edes

June 1, 2013

Utilities across the country are installing so-called smart meters in homes and businesses to allow them to better track and manage energy use by their customers, aiming to increase efficiency, lower costs, and reduce pollution.

But the advanced meters, which use wireless and digital technologies to send frequent consumption data to utilities, face opposition from customers and others who see them as a threat to health, privacy, and security.

Already, eight states, including Maine and Vermont, have adopted laws or regulations that make it easier for customers to opt out of smart-meter programs and keep old analog meters. Eight others, including Massachusetts and Washington, D.C., are considering similar measures. Representative Thomas Conroy, Democrat of Wayland, has filed a bill in the Legislature that would give Massachusetts residents the right to say no to smart meters.

“I’ll admit I haven’t done all the research on the alleged or real health effects of smart meter technology,” said Conroy. “But with an abundance of caution from my constituents, the least I could do was offer a piece of legislation to bridge the gap until the science catches up with the potential effects of smart meters, if there are any.”

Utilities face opposition from people who see threats to health, privacy, and the security of the nation’s power grid. Opponents say the meters emit dangerous levels of radiation through the radio frequencies that allow communications between the meters, utilities, and “smart” appliances, including thermostats.

Read ‘Utility Smart Meters raise health,privacy concerns’ in full at BostonGlobe.com.

May 31

So Could WiFi, Mobile Phones and TV Screens Be to Blame?

So Could WiFi, Mobile Phones and TV Screens Be to Blame?

by Angela Epstein

May 26, 2013

The symptoms reported by sufferers of EHS range from headaches to nausea, sickness, severe abdominal pain, heavy bleeding and even blackouts. Yet EHS is a controversial condition. While some countries, such as Sweden, recognize it as a ‘functional impairment’, here the Health Protection Agency says there is no scientific evidence linking ill health with electrical equipment.

So can you really be allergic to all the technology that comes hand-in-hand with modern living? Are Julia and other sufferers sadly misguided – or are they on to something? Certainly, some distinguished experts have linked disrupted sleep to a proximity to power lines.

Denis Henshaw, emeritus professor of Human Radiation Effects at the University of Bristol, points out that many people who live close to high-voltage power lines suffer sleep disorders and depressive symptoms, as seen in a number of studies.

‘This could be explained by the fact that magnetic fields, such as those found near power lines, disrupt the nocturnal production of the sleep-inducing hormone, melatonin,’ he says.

‘Whether other symptoms of EHS occur in this way is not known, but researchers are looking at a number of ways in which electric and magnetic fields may adversely affect health.’

Read the full article on electrical sensitivity at the dailymail.co.uk.

May 30

Tech Leader Warns of Wi-Fi, Smartphone, Cell Tower Radiation

Canadian Tech Leader Warns of Wi-Fi, Smartphone, Cell Tower Radiation

by Lee Rickwood

May 29, 2013

The former president of Microsoft Canada is among those warning about the dangers of Wi-Fi and electromagnetic radiation exposure, and he’s heading up initiatives to find safe alternatives to current wireless uses.

Frank Clegg, a leader on the Canadian technology scene for many years, says he supports those parents and concerned individuals who object to wireless Internet in schools.

This is a real hazard and we shouldn’t wait for the government to catch up to the technology,” said Clegg, who was head of Microsoft Canada for nearly 15 years and now leads a national organization called Citizens 4 Safe Technology (C4ST). “We should exercise caution, especially with children.”

Still generating heated arguments on both sides, exposure to electromagnetic radiation (generated by cellphones, smartphones, tablets and other wireless gadgets, as well as the towers, routers and meters that are part of the wireless Internet infrastructure) is seen by some as too low level, too short duration, too far a distance, to be of any significant medical concern.

Others maintain that causal links can be found between electro-magnetic radiation exposure and ill health, and treatment is now available at some hospitals for EMS, electro-magnetic hyper-sensitivity,  an umbrella term used for medical issues related to cell phone use, wireless radiation and other related concepts.

Read Tech Leader Warns of Wi-FI, Smartphone, Cell Tower Radiation in full at whatsyourtech.ca.

Click here to learn more about the dangers of Wireless Radiation.

May 28

Signs of Rising Resistance to Smart Meters…

Towns Say No, Signs of Rising Resistance to Smart Meters

By Chris Hooks

May 18, 2013

Brady, Texas. Voters here passed a referendum last weekend to enshrine in the City Charter the right of residents to refuse the installation of smart meters on their property…

The reaction in Brady could signal a shift in the debate over smart meters, which collect detailed data on electricity use and transmit it to the utility using radio frequencies. A raft of bills were introduced during the legislative session that would allow individuals to keep their old meters, but all have faltered. Local resistance to smart meters, however, appears to be rising.

Critics have raised concerns about health and privacy. They say they fear the cumulative effect of the meters’ radiation emissions.

Click here to read “Rising Resistance to Smart Meters’ in full at nytimes.com.

May 27

Cell Phone Science Protects Neither Brains Nor Private Parts

War-Gaming Cell Phone Science Protects Neither Brains Nor Private Parts

by Devra Davis, Ph.D.

May 21, 2013

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.

Of course, the public remains confused.

Read the full article on cell phone radiation at HuffingtonPost.com

May 26

The Smart Meter is a Propaganda Device…

The Smart Meter Cost

By Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh

May 22, 2013

The Smart Meter is a propaganda device to benefit utility companies, the electronic industry, and the global government. Sold as an electricity-, money-, and earth-saving device, smart meters cost hundreds of billions of dollars in government subsidies and utility companies money, costs that are passed on to hapless consumers in the form of higher energy prices. Utilities are monopolies and as such, the interests of consumers are not a priority. The cost of the new Smart Grid will be passed on to consumers as well.

Because Smart Meters operate like a cell phone, they can connect to any type of wireless devices with a built-in Wi-Fi capacity such as washing machines, computers, ovens, TVs, stereos, gym equipment, medical devices, or any other appliance. Such an interactive system is called HAN (Home-Area Network). It is conceivable that in the next five years all new appliances could have RF capability.

Read the full article at CanadaFreePress.com.

May 18

Garden Cress Won’t Germinate Near a Router

School experiment discovers garden cress won’t germinate near a router

by Matthew Humphries

Garden cress is a fast growing and edible herb that will sprout in just a small amount of slightly alkaline water. But there is one exception to that rule, and it has scientists scratching their heads.

A group of 5 girls have carried out a science experiment at Hjallerup School in North Jutland, Denmark that saw garden cress seeds placed in 12 tubs and split into two batches. Both batches were placed in different rooms that remained the same temperature, and were given the same amount of water and sunlight over the course of 12 days.

You’d expect both batches of 6 tubs to grow equally well, but one set didn’t even germinate. The reason? They were placed next to two routers. Although it’s unclear exactly why this happened, it is thought that the radiation produced by the routers is what stopped the seeds germinating.

Read the full article at Geek.com.