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Maryland Parents Battle Wi-Fi in Schools

[Sempre più numerose sono le testimonianze di battaglie contro l’uso del Wi-Fi a scuola, portate avanti da genitori consapevoli della sua pericolosità.]

Jan. 26, 2016 – “www.odwyerpr.com”, by

Parents of children in Maryland  are waging a battle to have wi-fi equipment removed from classrooms.  School authorities thus far are claiming the classrooms meet “FCC regulations.”

“School Wi-Fi is Wi-Fi on steroids,” says Safe Tech for Schools Maryland. Its site carries a YouTube segment that appeared on WSUA-9.

The organization says school authorities are ignoring 13 letters from medical doctors, researchers and others interested in combating excessive electromagnetic radiation, particularly radiation that affects children whether in classrooms or outside of classrooms.

Elettrosensibili

Links to some of the letters are as follows:

Letter to Montgomery County Schools CEO Andrew Zuckerman by Dr. Martha Herbert, Harvard Medical School.

Letter from Dr. Lennart Hardell of Orebo Hospital, Sweden.

Letter from Dr. David Carpenter, Director of Institute for Health and Environment, New York State University at Albany.

Letter from Cindy Sage of the BioInitiative Institute and Prof. Trevor Marshall of Brussels.

Wi-Fi Program Tonight in Ashland

Citizens will gather tonight (Jan. 26) at 7 p.m. in the library at Ashland, Mass., to view a film called “Mobilize: A Film About Cellphone Radiation” hosted by Friends of the Library. It is the fifth in a series of discussions on the dangers of electromagnetic radiation.

Other sessions have featured British physician Dr. Erica Mallerly-Blythe speaking on “Electromagnetic Radiation Health for Children” and a forum of the Framingham Board of Health and Ashland School Committee “questioning the safety of our children’s exposure to wireless radiation: an important discussion for parents.”

A program Feb.11 will urge residents to “be aware of the adverse effects (of radiation) so that we can have the choice of taking precautions against the exposures.”

Westhampton Library Defers Issue

Board and staff members of the Westhampton, N.Y., library, asked whether the library will conduct a program on the health hazards of Wi-Fi and other radiation, said that the topic will be taken up at its Feb. 10 meeting. Danielle Waskiewicz is director of the library.

Fox 5 did a segment on concerns about cellphones Jan. 19 hosted by Ernie Anastos.

The Jan. 25 New Yorker has a feature titled, “Brave New World Dept. Connected” that describes New York’s program to replace 8,178 payphones with Wi-Fi Kiosks.

Google and Qualcomm are paying the $200 million cost of the project which will be half-finished by 2020. The links will provide Wi-Fi that is “a hundred times faster than the usual public Wi-Fi, “ says the New Yorker.

Citizens concerned with excessive Wi-Fi radiation have questioned the safety of such kiosks.

The San Francisco Giants baseball team and AT&T are installing Wi-Fi stations throughout its stadium which will be the most Wi-Fi friendly in sports.

Global Union Against Radiation Deployment from Space (GUARD) is battling plans by Google, Facebook and SpaceX to use hundreds of high altitude balloons to provide Wi-Fi to areas of earth with no access to such technology. It is called “Project Loon.”

Source/Fonte:

http://www.odwyerpr.com/story/public/6215/2016-01-26/maryland-parents-battle-wi-fi-schools.html

Electromagnetic Radiation : ‘Wake-Up Call’ For Everyone

Mobile phones have been called “The Cigarettes of 21st Century”. It took more than 150 years to prove that smoking tobacco is injurious to health. Are we waiting for more conclusive data than we already have on the harmful effects of radiation ?

04 January 2016 – “health.economictimes.indiatimes.com”

The year 2015 saw the launch of one of the most important flagship programmes by the Government of India – The Digital India initiative. In order to support this, the Indian telecom and mobile industry is making huge investments and innovations in order to cater to the growing mobile ecosystem. While these efforts are sure to transform the way we communicate and lead to ease of doing business, we also need to wake up to the adverse impact technology can have on our health. The alarming truth is that with the use of more and more wireless technology and devices, our exposure to harmful Electromagnetic Radiation is going to continuously increase.

On May 11, 2015, 190 scientists from 39 countries submitted an “International EMF Scientist Appeal” to His Excellency Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations. These scientists have collectively published over 2,000 peer-reviewed papers on the biological and health effects of radiations. “We are scientists and engineers, and I am here to tell you – we have created something that is harming us, and it is getting out of control! Putting it bluntly, they are damaging the living cells in our bodies and killing many of us prematurely” says Dr. Martin Blank, heading the committee of Scientists and from the Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics at Columbia University, USA.

The New National Legislation and agency for health in France has passed a law this year, banning the use of Wi-Fiand all wireless devices in nursery schools. The Federal Public Health Regulations in Belgium has put a total advertising ban on cell phones aimed at children younger than 14. The Canadian Parliament’s Standing Committee on Health of the House of Commons issued a report titled “Radio Frequency Electromagnetic Radiation and the Health of Canadians” in June 2015 making recommendations including an awareness campaign on reducing exposure and improved policy measures regarding the marketing of radiation emitting devices to children under the age of 14. On May 12, 2015 Berkley adopted the cell phone “Right to Know” ordinance on a unanimous vote. It is the first city in USA to require cell phone retailers to provide those who purchase a new phone an informational fact sheet which informs buyers to read the user manual to learn the cell phone’s minimum separation distance from the body.

In March 2015, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) started conducting a multi-disciplinary study to find out adverse effects of Radio Frequency Radiation (RFR). These efforts are definitely appreciable, but can we afford to wait till they publish their findings in a few years from now to take preventive action, when WHO has already classified the radio frequency electromagnetic radiations emitted from mobile devices as ‘possibly carcinogenic’?

Mobile phones have been called “The Cigarettes of 21st Century”. It took more than 150 years to prove that smoking tobacco is injurious to health and for governments to take legislative steps to force cigarette manufacturers to issue a warning to consumers. Are we ready to wait for even 15 years to get any more conclusive data than we already have on the harmful effects of radiation and legislation from the governments to issue warnings? Radiations from mobile devices have the potential to cause more serious damage than smoking because people are starting to use wireless technologies and devices at a much younger age!

Organizations are also oblivious to the fact that ‘Geopathic Stress’ (Earth’s natural sources of Radiation) is a major reason for the phenomenon of ‘Sick Building Syndrome’ (SBS). These natural forms of radiation affect our health and productivity. A study carried out on 600 office workers in the USA showed that 20% of the employees experience symptoms of Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) – suffering from frequent headaches, high stress levels, loss of concentration, depression and fatigue. Other estimates reported that up to 30% of new and refurbished buildings across the globe may be affected by this syndrome (WHO, 1983 and 1986). These radiations are also found to have an adverse impact on industrial machinery and equipment, leading to frequent breakdowns and therefore huge losses.

The awareness about the effects from Geopathic stress is gaining momentum. One of the BJP offices in Hyderabad was recently relocated due to the presence of Geopathic stress at the earlier location. Companies all across the globe are making every effort to make their organizational health robust on all accounts.

Radiation management is a new field of work which has emerged globally and in India over the last few years. Various solutions gave emerged to mitigate the risks posed by the different forms of Radiation present all around us, without having to relocate or change the way we live or work. These solutions are being implemented not only by individuals, but by large organizations in the private as well as public sector.

Organizations have seen a great improvement in the productivity of their employees, lower level of attrition rates, enhanced interpersonal relationships at the workplace and decreased machinery breakdown in plants by implementing these radiation management solutions. In India, more than 200 organizations and 1,800 establishments have experienced positive change by implementing these solutions which take care of the natural (Geopathic Stress) radiations in buildings, as well as the man-made sources of Radiation from Wi-Fi enabled devices and other gadgets. All the oil refineries owned by Indian Oil, HPCL & BPCL have got the correction of Geopathic Stresses done to improve their efficiency. The newly opened Terminal 2 at Mumbai Airport is the world’s first ‘Radiation Friendly’ terminal building. Mumbai International Airport Ltd. (MIAL) has got all types of natural as well as man-made radiations corrected at this Terminal as part of their Sustainability initiative.

Pranav Poddar, Director, Syenergy Environics Limited, a Radiation Management and Solutions Company

Source/Fonte:

http://health.economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/industry/electromagnetic-radiation-wake-up-call-for-everyone/50438583

I pediatri: allarme telefonino per i bambini

I medici chiedono di vietarli al di sotto dei dieci anni. Tra i motivi per cui i minori dovrebbero stare il più lontano possibile dal cellulare, effetti collaterali come perdita di concentrazione, problemi di apprendimento, aumentata aggressività, disturbi del sonno, diminuzione della memoria

14 gennaio 2016, “iltirreno.gelocal.it”, di Sara Ficocelli


L’Italia è al primo posto in Europa per numero di telefonini posseduti e l’età media di chi ne ha uno diminuisce sempre di più. L’uso si sta, insomma, trasformando in “abuso”. E la Società italiana di pediatria preventiva e socialelancia l’allarme: i telefonini, ai bambini al di sotto dei dieci anni, andrebbero vietati. Perdita di concentrazione, difficoltà di apprendimento e aggressività sono, secondo gli esperti, solo alcuni degli effetti nocivi per la salute che gli smartphone provocano nei più piccoli.

«Si tratta di piccole ricetrasmittenti – spiega Maria Grazia Sapia, pediatra esperta del rapporto tra ambiente e infanzia – che vengono normalmente tenute vicino alla testa durante le comunicazioni. I danni per la salute sono sempre più evidenti, alcuni legati agli effetti termici: l’interazione di un campo elettromagnetico con un sistema biologico provoca infatti l’aumento localizzato della temperatura, attivando il sistema naturale del nostro organismo».

«Quando le esposizioni sono molto intense e prolungate – prosegue la specialista –, possono alterare il meccanismo di termoregolazione portando a morte le cellule, con necrosi dei tessuti. Inoltre, è accertato che, alle dipendenze che affliggono la nostra società e specialmente i giovani, quali droga, alcol e fumo, si è ormai aggiunta da telefonino, con gravissime ripercussioni sullo sviluppo psichico e sociale dell’individuo».

Secondo un’indagine Eurispes, nel 18% dei casi il telefonino arriva tra le mani dei figli già a sette anni e, secondo il Censis. il 22% dei bambini lo usa un’ora al giorno e il 23% fino a quattro ore. Il primato della tecnologizzazione precoce, tra le regioni italiane, spetta al Lazio, dove oltre il 50% dei bambini tra i sei e sette anni usa il tablet una o due ore al giorno, fino al picco di quattro ore. A dieci anni, la soglia supera il 60%.

«A oggi – continua Giuseppe Di Mauro, presidente della Società italiana di pediatria preventiva e sociale (www.sipps.it) – non conosciamo tutte le conseguenze legate all’uso dei cellulari, ma da un utilizzo eccessivo potrebbero scaturire una perdita di concentrazione e di memoria, oltre a una minore capacità di apprendimento e a un aumento dell’aggressività e dei disturbi del sonno. Penso che i bambini non debbano usare il telefono cellulare o, se proprio i genitori non possono fare a meno di dare ai propri figli quest’oggetto, mi auguro che venga utilizzato per pochissimo tempo, evitando di passarci ore e ore, scambiandosi sms, chattando o navigando».

L’altro grande problema legato all’uso dei cellulari è infatti legato alla sfera comportamentale: l’abuso di smartphones non solo provocherebbe dipendenza, ma sarebbe alla base di comportamenti asociali e dell’incapacità di bambini e ragazzi di costruire relazioni stabili con le persone che vivono intorno a loro.

«Sono molti – conclude Di Mauro – i ragazzi che, pur stando uno vicino all’altro, non si parlano ma continuano a tenere lo sguardo fisso sul telefonino. Se non mettiamo un freno a questa vero e proprio invasione, le nuove generazioni andranno sempre più verso l’isolamento».

Fonte:

http://iltirreno.gelocal.it/italia-mondo/2016/01/14/news/i-pediatri-allarme-telefonino-per-i-piu-piccoli-1.12776630?id=2.3521&fsp=2.3449

WIRELESS: A QUALI PERICOLI SIAMO ESPOSTI?

14 gennaio 2016 – “ningishzidda.altervista.org”

la tecnologia wireless

Un professore finlandese ha avvertito che la tecnologia wireless nelle scuole può portare ad una epidemia globale di danno cerebrale nella popolazione.
Il professor Rainer Nyberg ha messo in guardia genitori e scuole a “protestare” nell’adottare la tecnologia senza fili e rottamarla prima che sia troppo tardi, perché i bambini e i giovani sono molto più vulnerabili di noi adulti.

Emfacts.com riferisce:

In questa intervista, per Channel TV-Finlandia, spiega come ha scoperto i rischi per la salute legati direttamente alle emissioni dalla tecnologia wireless, mentre si pensava che avesse avuto solo solo effetti positivi.

Quando è iniziato il tuo interesse per la tecnologia wireless e dei suoi effetti sulla salute?

In realtà è iniziato con il mio profondo interesse e coinvolgimento in nuove tecnologie. Come insegnante-formatore presso la Facoltà di Scienze dell’Educazione ho anche iniziato a progetti pedagogici per l’apprendimento della IT. Ciò mi ha portato, tra le altre cose, a scrivere due libri. Uno era Come insegnare l’Educazione Online, un altro di 350 pagine era una guida sulla ricerca, con 120 pagine dedicate su come Internet può essere utilizzato per la ricerca di informazioni scientifiche.

Quindi, il punto di partenza riguardava solo i benefici, e non sugli effetti nocivi?

Sì, sicuramente. Allora, Ho potuto vedere solo i benefici. Avevo usato i telefoni cellulari per un lungo periodo e troppi gadget-wifi. Mentre, intensamente stavo lavorando sulla quinta edizione della Guida di ricerca ho usato sia una tastiera e mouse wireless, ho iniziato a ricevere una sensazione di formicolio nelle dita. Mi sono chiesto, perché mi sta succedendo questo? In quel periodo, poco prima di Natale 2012, ho letto la lettera scritta da mio nipote a Babbo Natale, “Per favore, per favore Babbo Natale, la cosa che desidero più di tutto è quella di avere un iPad.”

Come ha reagito a quel desiderio?

Ho pensato che era fantastico, davvero grande che il mio nipotino voleva usare i computer. A quel tempo non avevo idea che ci potrebbero essere stati dei problemi. Volevo solo esaudire un suo desiderio, così le ho comprato un iPad.

Ora che avete esplorato le ricerche disponibili in questo campo, e imparato a conoscere gli effetti nocivi sulla salute sei sorpreso di quello che hai scoperto dalla ricerca di diversi studi?

Sì, molto sorpreso. In realtà è iniziato con mia sorella che mi ha inviato un articolo di giornale svedese su come i telefoni cellulari e iPad possono essere nocivi per la salute. Immediatamente ho pensato, questo è stupido. Come può essere che nuoce alla salute? Tutti utilizzano questi prodotti tecnologici. Ma nel contesto ho anche pensato, posso anche esaminare il problema facendo le dovute ricerche. Quindi a marzo 2013 ho trascorso tre settimane nella ricerca. Avevo insegnato al recupero delle informazioni e avevo appena scritto 120 pagine nella Guida di ricerca, quindi sapevo come fare ricerca on-line. Abbiamo un facile accesso ai fantastici strumenti dell’università, il portale NELLI, è una grande fonte di informazioni dove possiamo cercare molte grandi banche dati scientifiche gratuitamente, così come recuperare articoli di stampa molto velocemente.

Qual è stata la tua prima impressione? Che cosa hai trovato?

La prima cosa che ci ha fatto impressione è stato l’avvertimento da parte del Consiglio d’Europa. Nel 2011 hanno invitato a tutti gli Stati membri dell’Unione europea una nota che in sostanza diceva: “dovete avvertire tutti i cittadini che vi è un pericolo per la tecnologia cellulare e la connessione internet wireless”. I bambini in particolare hanno bisogno di attenzione, perché sono particolarmente sensibili. La loro scatola cranica è più sottile e più sensibile perché sono ancora in crescita. Sì, ho ricevuto il messaggio di proteggere i bambini. L’avvertimento del Consiglio d’Europa ha messo in chiaro che se non facciamo qualcosa ora, potrebbe portare a costi umani ed economici devastanti.

Quindi fu assorbito in questa nuova conoscenza. E poi che è successo?

Mi sono molto preoccupato e ho continuato a guardare i rapporti scientifici più in profondità. La raccomandazione del Consiglio d’Europa non è solo da un punto di vista socio-politico, ma è basato sulla scienza. Così ho pensato che sarebbe stato meglio documentarsi sulla scienza. Tra i molti reperti ho letto il nuovo rapporto del 2012 BioInitiative che comprendeva 1.800 studi recensiti. Gli scienziati hanno concluso: “Se non facciamo qualcosa ora, potremmo presto vedere una epidemia globale di danno cerebrale.” I bambini sono più vulnerabili agli effetti delle radiazioni elettromagnetiche pulsate. E, naturalmente, ho pensato a mia nipote, a cui avevo appena dato un iPad.

E’ molto difficile per un educatore anziano avvertire il problema?

È stato allora che mi sono molto turbato perché ho promosso la tecnologia tramite le conferenze e i miei libri. Ora capisco che la connettività via cavo provoca meno problemi a differenza della connettività senza fili che crea molti tipi di problemi. Milioni di persone ne sono colpite.

Inoltre sono state scoperte lesioni al vasi sanguigni del cervello. Nel nostro cervello abbiamo circa 600 km di vasi sanguigni. Devono alimentare 60-100 miliardi di cellule nervose con ossigeno e glucosio. Anche se ogni cellula nervosa è estremamente piccola, ogni cellula nervosa ha molti microscopici rami. Il ramo più lungo da ogni neurone (cellule nervose), che comprende assoni (fibre nervose), è tra un millimetro e 20 cm. La media è meno di un millimetro. Tuttavia, se dovessimo collegare tutti questi neuroni e utilizzare solo il ramo più lungo da ciascuno di essi e mettere tutti i neuroni in una linea, raggiungerebbe quattro volte il parallelo intorno all’equatore. Ciascun neurone può avere contatti (sinapsi) con migliaia di altri neuroni.

In questo contesto ho cominciato a capire perché il cervello è particolarmente sensibile. I vasi sanguigni del cervello sono estremamente sottili e di vasta portata, ed è lì che si manifesta il problema. Come si è visto, i sottili vasi sanguigni nel cervello hanno pareti che sono ancora più sottili. Quando qualcuno è esposto ad un telefono cellulare o altra radiazione wireless, le pareti dei vasi sanguigni iniziano a perdere una proteina dal sangue (albumina) può anche fuoriuscire dalle cellule cerebrali e ha il potenziale per uccidere le cellule nervose. Questo è stato dimostrato in Svezia con delle foto nei rapporti di ricerca, pubblicato dai professori Bertil Persson e Leif Salford a Lund. I ricercatori, hanno studiato gli effetti attivi delle radiazioni del cellulare nelle immediate vicinanze di una scatola in cui dei topi camminavano liberamente. Essi hanno scoperto (solo dopo 2 ore di esposizione) che anche le radiazioni deboli causano lesioni ai vasi sanguigni nelle cellule cerebrali dei ratti. Immaginate cosa può accadere ai bambini e agli adulti che possiedono telefoni cellulari vicino alle loro orecchie e cervello per diverse ore ogni settimana per anni?

La tua lezione di oggi riguarda le conseguenze per la salute restando troppo a lungo in ambienti wireless? E quali personali provvedimenti avete preso per risolvere questo problema?

Oggi tengo il cellulare in modalità (standby) di attesa per 99% del tempo per ridurre le emissioni. Non utilizzo più questa tecnologia ‘intelligente’ da molto tempo, anche se ho sempre avuto il mio telefono con me e su di me per molti anni. Ora, per lo più lo lascio a casa, o lo tengo spento e lo accendo solo per controllare i messaggi. A casa io uso internet via cavo e una tastiera e un mouse cablato. Ho anche sostituito il telefono DECT wireless con un telefono tradizionale via cavo, e evito luoghi con alti livelli di radiazioni elettromagnetiche.

Come docente ospite, quale sarà oggi il vostro messaggio chiave?

Prima di tutto voglio dare una breve panoramica di quanto sia ed è importante uno strumento come il nostro cervello. È la struttura più complessa nel nostro mondo. È più complessa di qualsiasi aeromobile e altri supporti tecnologici avanzati. È molto sensibile agli impulsi elettromagnetici. Tutto quello che avviene sia nel nostro cervello che nel nostro corpo dipendono da impulsi elettrici, che sono molto più deboli degli impulsi artificiali elettromagnetici digitali. In aereo non si è autorizzati ad utilizzare telefoni cellulari perché potrebbe disturbare le apparecchiature elettroniche di bordo. Eppure la maggior parte delle persone pensano ancora che un cellulare non potrebbe danneggiare il cervello, che è molto più complesso di un aereo che gira su impulsi elettrici molto più deboli. In futuro, vorrei anche parlare dei vari danni causati dai vari gadget wireless, ma soprattutto come proteggersi e come evitare di essere esposti a troppe radiazioni elettromagnetiche.

In base a quello che hai detto finora, la vostra raccomandazione è quella di usare le connessioni via cavo e usare il wireless solo quando non abbiamo altra scelta altrimenti ne paghiamo le conseguenze? È questo che volete comunicarci?

Sì, è molto meglio usare internet via cavo quando possibile, solo che non è possibile utilizzare il cavo per telefoni cellulari, tablet e iPad, perché funzionano solo su reti wireless. Tutte le comunicazioni digitali utilizzano alte frequenze. Non è solo coinvolto l’orecchio, ma anche a chi detiene un bimbo in grembo, ci si siede con il cellulare in tasca, lo abbiamo a diretto contatto con il nostro corpo. Ragazzi e uomini spesso mantengono il loro smartphone in tasca. La ricerca mostra che gli spermatozoi muoiono a tale esposizione, e lo sperma che sopravvivere è di minore qualità.

Un esperimento fatto da (A. Balmori) ha trovato una marcata differenza tra due contenitori di girini posizionato a 140 metri da un celltower (ripetitore di cellulari). Un contenitore è stato protetto da una gabbia di Faraday. In tale contenitore solo 4% è morto, ma il 90% dei girini non protetti è morto, e deformità sono state trovate tra il restante 10%. Non stupisce quindi che gli spermatozoi muoiono o siano danneggiati se si porta uno smartphone in una tasca dei pantaloni. Persone, rane e uccelli sono stati studiati, i risultati mostrano che sono stati tutti influenzati negativamente dai ripetitori cellulari (celltowers). Non si tratta solo di cancro. Ci sono immediate lesioni ed evidenti sul EEG, cambiamenti delle attività cerebrali, e anche danni al DNA.

Quindi ci sono molti diversi tipi di danni. Ecco perché è così importante proteggere i bambini e non installare reti wireless e conseguentemente l’uso dell’iPad nelle scuole. Lo scenario peggiore è quando molti di questi strumenti tecnologici sono in uso tutti nello stesso momento e nella stessa aula e/o stanza, come nelle scuole, perché continuamente cercano di connettersi alla stessa connessione modem-wifi. E’ come se ogni iPad stia freneticamente cercando di connettersi nello stesso tempo al modem e questo smog elettromagnetico diventa sempre più forte. Questo è quando diventa particolarmente dannoso. Come possono i bambini conoscere i rischi, quando nemmeno i loro insegnanti ne comprendono la pericolosità?

Oggi abbiamo parlato di cose molto importanti. Grazie mille per questa intervista, Vi faccio tanti auguri per le Vostre lezioni future.

Grazie a te.

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traduzione e adattamento Nin.Gish.Zid.Da

Fonte:

http://ningishzidda.altervista.org/tag/elettrosmog/

Il sindaco vieta il wi-fi nelle scuole: «È come l’amianto»

[Un articolo ben scritto su una iniziativa lodevole.]

La decisione di Livio Tola, sindaco 57enne di Borgofranco d’Ivrea, nel canavese: «Le onde elettromagnetiche sono pericolose, torniamo ai pc con i fili. Ognuno a casa sua faccia come vuole, ma non voglio ci siano migliaia di morti come per l’eternit»

8 gennaio 2016 – “www.corriere.it” cronache del Piemonte, di Elisa Sola

Il wi-fi come l’amianto negli anni Sessanta. Usato comunemente ma in realtà pericoloso per la salute. E’ questo il ragionamento che ha spinto Livio Tola, sindaco 57enne di Borgofranco d’Ivrea, a vietare in tutte le scuole del comune la rete senza fili. Ed è subito polemica. Anche perché Tola, eletto un anno e mezzo fa e «simpatizzante del Movimento 5 stelle» (nel 2013 fu candidato 5 Stelle al consiglio comunale di Ivrea), intende essere coerente con la sua scelta fino in fondo. Se il wi-fi adesso è stato vietato nelle dieci classi delle elementari e nelle cinque delle medie, si procederà con la stessa linea nei luoghi pubblici: parchi, giardini, tutto il territorio del paese di circa quattromila abitanti. Insomma, dice Tola: «A casa sua ognuno faccia quel che vuole. Ma io non farò l’errore di riempire il territorio di wi-fi. Se uno voleva mettersi l’amianto in casa quarant’anni fa, poteva farlo. E’ adesso è la stessa cosa. Non vorrei che si facesse questa fine col wi-fi, per l’eternit ci sono stati migliaia di morti».

La decisione

La decisione di togliere il wireless nelle scuole è maturata a settembre, con l’inizio dell’anno scolastico. «Bisognava sistemare i laboratori – spiega il primo cittadino, che lavora come agente di polizia locale in Val d’Aosta – e anche la nostra scuola aveva recepito l’obbligatorietà di usare il registro elettronico. Ho deciso di adottare il principio di precauzione. Ci sono studi che minimizzano il problema. Altri fanno terrorismo, ma le ipotesi sono preoccupanti». «I bambini in età scolare – puntualizza il sindaco “grillino” – avendo la scatola cranica sottile rispetto a un adulto e un tessuto muscolare non definito come spessore, sono più soggetti a essere penetrati dalle onde elettromagnetiche». E così, alla fine, a Borgofranco è stato adottato il metodo della cablatura. «In ogni classe abbiamo messo un computer e un video con il registro elettronico, ma con i fili – precisa Tola – e internet c’è, perché nessuno è contro. Ci sono anche due laboratori di cui uno di informatica, con 8-10 pc fissi. Se uno vuole, usa quello».

Ma cosa ha ispirato il sindaco a scegliere una soluzione che va indietro nel tempo e che, tra l’altro, stride con il nuovo piano di finanziamento varato dal governo a favore dello sviluppo dell’informatica? Il punto è, dice Tola, è che «non si sa se queste onde facciano bene o male». «Io sono ambientalista – ammette– e penso che ci sia un abuso di Internet. So che scuole tedesche e canadesi hanno proibito il wi-fi nelle scuole. Ma allora sono io che vado in contro tendenza o il nostro governo?».

Fonte:

http://www.corriere.it/cronache/16_gennaio_08/sindaco-vieta-wi-fi-scuole-come-amianto-d44650fa-b5fc-11e5-b6a1-83c343718d94.shtml?refresh_ce-cp

Finnish education professor’s warning: Wireless technology in schools may lead to a global epidemic of brain damages.

– “www.emfacts.com”

From Agenta Jonsson who has been in contact with Finnish professor Rainer Nyberg. The following is a current update from a Jan 14, 2014 interview with Professor Rainer Nyberg

Finnish education professor’s warning: Wireless technology in schools may lead to a global epidemic of brain damages.
“We must protect children and youth more than we do today.”

Yle Arenan. Yle Nyheter, Finland Jan. 24, 2014
http://arenan.yle.fi/tv/2145669
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzxSm04L9Z0

Translated by Agneta Jonsson
Revised by Rainer Nyberg. Nov. 27, 2015

Professor Rainer Nyberg changed his opinion of wireless technology in March 2013. At that time he had been lecturing in Finland and Sweden for many years and had written books about the uses and benefits of online learning. In this interview, for TV-Finland’s Channel, he explains how he found out about the health risks directly linked to wireless emissions from the technology he had assumed would only have positive effects.

What started your interest in wireless technology and its effects on health?

It actually began with my deep interest and involvement in new technology. As a teacher-trainer at the Faculty of Education I also started projects on IT-pedagogy and e-Learning. This resulted, among other things, in two books. One was How To Teach Online Education, another was a 350 page Research Guide, with 120 pages on how the Internet can be used to search for scientific information.

So your starting point was about the benefits, and not about the harmful effects?

Yes, definitely. I could only see the benefits then. I had been using cellphones for a long time and wifi-gadgets too. While I was working intensively on the fifth edition of the Research Guide I used both a wireless keyboard and mouse, but started getting a prickling sensation in my fingers. I wondered, why is this happening? Around that time, just before Christmas 2012, I read my grandchild’s letter to Santa Claus, “Please, please Santa, most of all I want to have an iPad.”

How did you react to that wish?

I thought it was great, really great that my grandchild wanted to use computers. At that time I had no idea there could be problems too. I just wanted to promote it, so I bought her an iPad.

Now you have explored the research available in this field, and learned about the injurious health effects. Are you surprised about what you found out from different research studies?

Yes, very surprised. Actually it started with my sister sending me a newspaper article from Sweden about how cellphones and iPads may be harmful to health. That’s silly, I thought. How could that be? Everyone’s using them. But I also thought, I may as well look into it. So in March 2013 I spent three weeks researching. I had been teaching information retrieval and had just written 120 pages in the Research Guide, so I knew how to do online research. We have easy access to fantastic tools at the university, the NELLI portal, where we can search many large scientific databases for free, as well as retrieve and print articles very fast.

What was your first impression? What did you find?

The first thing that really made an impression on me was the warning by the Council of Europe. In 2011 they called on all of the member states of the European Union by basically saying: you must warn all your citizens that there is a danger to cellphone technology and wireless internet. Children especially need to be warned, because they are particularly sensitive. Their cranium is thinner and more susceptible because they’re still growing. I got the message. Yes, protect the children. The warning from the Council of Europe also made it clear that if we don’t do something now, it could lead to devastating human and economic costs.

So you became absorbed in this new knowledge. What happened then?

I became quite concerned and continued looking deeper into scientific reports. The recommendation from the Council of Europe is from a socio-political standpoint but based on science. So I thought I’d better read up on the science. Among many findings I read the new BioInitiative Report of 2012 that included 1800 reviewed studies. The scientists concluded: If we don’t do something now, we may soon see a global epidemic of brain damage. Children are most vulnerable to the effects of pulsed electromagnetic radiation. And of course I thought of my grandchild, to whom I had just given an iPad.

I take it that’s quite challenging for a senior educator to hear?

That’s when I became very troubled about the technology I had been promoting in my books and lectures. I now understand that wired connectivity causes fewer problems and wireless creates many kinds of problems. Millions of people are affected.

Injuries to the brain’s blood vessels have been discovered as well. In our brains we have about 600 km of blood vessels. They have to feed 60-100 billion nerve cells with oxygen and glucose. Even if each nerve cell is extremely small, every nerve cell has many microscopic branches. The longest branch from each neuron (nerve cell), which includes axons (nerve fibers), is between one millimeter and 20 cm. The average is less than a millimeter. However, if we were to connect all these neurons and use only the longest branch from each one and put all neurons in a line, it would reach four times around the equator. Each neuron can have contacts (synapses) to more than thousands of other neurons.

With this context I started to understand why the brain was particularly sensitive. The blood vessels in the brain are far-reaching and extremely thin, and that’s where one problem lies. As it turns out, the thin blood vessels in the brain have walls that are even thinner. When someone is exposed to a cellphone or other wireless radiation, the walls of the blood vessels start to leak. A protein from the blood (albumin) can also leak out to the brain cells and has the potential to kill nerve cells. This has been shown in pictures in research reports from Sweden, published by professors Bertil Persson and Leif Salford in Lund. They studied the effects of active cellphone radiation in close vicinity to a box where rats ran freely. They found that even weak radiation causes damage to the blood vessels and the brain cells in the rats after only 2 hours of exposure. Imagine what can happen to children and adults who hold cellphones close to their ears and brains for several hours every week for years?

Your lecture today is about health consequences from staying too long in wireless environments. What steps have you personally taken to solve this problem?

Nowadays I keep the cellphone in flight mode 99% of the time to reduce emissions. I don’t use this ’smart’ technology much anymore, even though I always had my phone with me and on me for many years. Now I mostly leave it at home, or have it turned off, but check for messages. At home I use wired internet and a wired keyboard and mouse. I also replaced the wireless DECT phone with a traditional wired phone, and I avoid places with high levels of electromagnetic radiation.

As a guest lecturer, what will your key message be today?

First of all I will give a brief overview of how important an instrument our brain is. It’s the most complex structure in our world. It is more complex than any aircraft and so on. It’s very sensitive to electromagnetic pulses. All communication in our brains and bodies is also dependent on electric pulses, which are much weaker than man-made digital electromagnetic pulses. In airplanes you are not allowed to use cellphones because it might disturb the electronic equipment on board. Yet most people still think that a cellphone could not harm the brain, which is much more complex than an airplane and runs on much weaker electric pulses. I will also talk about various damages caused by wireless gadgets, but above all how to protect yourself and how to avoid being exposed to too much electromagnetic radiation.

Based on what you have said so far, your recommendation is that it pays to use traditional cable connectivity and just use wireless networks when we have no other choice. Is that about right?

Yes, it’s much better to use cable internet whenever possible, but you can’t use cable for cell phones, tablets and iPads, because they only function on wireless networks. All digital communication uses high frequencies. Tablets are not held to the ear, but you sit with them in your lap, maybe even while holding a child. Boys and men often keep their smartphone in their pockets. Research shows that sperm die from such exposure, and the sperm that survive is of less quality.
One experiment (by A. Balmori) found a marked difference between two containers of tadpoles placed 140 meters from a celltower. One container was shielded by a Faraday cage. In that container only 4% died, but 90% of the tadpoles died in the unprotected one, and deformities were found among the remaining 10%. No wonder then that sperm die or are damaged if you carry a smartphone in a pants pocket. Frogs, people and birds have also been studied, and the results show that they were also negatively affected by celltowers. This is not just about cancer. Immediate injury is noticeable on EEG, brain activity changes, and also damages to the DNA.
So there are many different types of damage. That’s why it’s so important to protect children and not install wireless networks and iPads in the schools. The worst scenario is when many tablets are in use at the same time and in the same room, as in schools, because they continually search to connect to the same wifi-modem. It’s like every iPad is shouting at the same time to the modem and this electromagnetic smog just gets louder and louder. That’s when it becomes particularly harmful. How would kids know if their teachers do not understand the risks?

Lots of important issues to talk about today. Thank you so much for this interview, and
I wish you all the best with your lecture.
Thank you too.

END

Source/Fonte:

http://www.emfacts.com/2015/12/finnish-education-professors-warning-wireless-technology-in-schools-may-lead-to-a-global-epidemic-of-brain-damages/

 

THORNER: CELL PHONE DANGERS: PUBLIC DECEPTION TRUMPS PUBLIC HEALTH (PART 1)

2 december 2015 – “illinoisreview.typepad.com”, by Nancy Thorner

 

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When trying to promote the safety of a product, industry will often compare the safety of their new product to other products already considered safe. Such is the case with ‘smart meters’, often compared to cell phones, despite much evidence that smart meters pose a risk to health, invade one’s privacy, and are potential fire hazards. Might cell phones, those ubiquitous, beloved objects of necessity in today’s society be anything other than safe

“Cell phones cause cancer” declared attorney Jimmy Gonzalez, in front of the Pembroke Pines, Florida City Council.  “It should become crystal clear that cell phones do cause cancer and that the American people are not being properly warned about cell phones.”  

What followed in Pembroke Pines was a cell phone radiation resolution adopted in November 2012 that expressed the city’s “urgent concerns arising from recent medical science reports which advise of the possible and adverse health effects delivered upon those who use cell phones, including, but not limited to, cancer, as a result of the [non-ionizing] radiation emitted by cell phones”.

Recently, the city council in Berkeley, California voted unanimously 9-0 on a Cell Phone Radiation “Right-To-Know Ordinance” that requires wireless retailers to warn customers of possible radiation exposure when purchasing cell phones.  Cell phones sold in Berkeley will now come with a warning notice explaining the dangers of high radio frequency (RF) exposure.

Berkeley is the first city in the nation to have passed a cell phone radiation ordinance since San Francisco was forced to disband a similar ordinance after a two-year court battle with the CTIA (The Wireless Association). San Francisco made the tough decision after it was apparent that an ongoing court case with the CTIA could cost the city $500,000.

Research Suppressed on Health Effects

The CTIA when arguing against the “Right-To-Know Ordinance”, made the claim that consumers would be scared if a warning notice of the dangers of high RF exposure were printed on the package or readily visible at the time of purchase. This is the same information that is printed in the product manual.

It is worth mentioning that the current FCC chairman, Tom Wheeler, was once the former CEO of the CTIA and suppressed research on the health effects of cell phone radiation. In a document authored by Richard Conrad, Ph.D., Conrad states:

“Telecom lobbyists manipulate public opinion by making false proclamations through the press.  Their chief lobbyist, ‘fixer’ and generator of spin was Tom Wheeler, who is now the Chairman of the FCC – a classic example of the fox guarding the henhouse – hence the public remains without protection from non-thermal effects.  Business as usual in Washington, but in this case causing unnecessary death, disability and suffering, lack of optimum productivity, and increased health care costs.”

Sadly, Florida attorney Jimmy Gonzalez, mentioned above in his declaration that “cell phones cause cancer”, succumbed to three DIFFERENT cell phone induced cancers. ALL were caused by cell phone radiation exposure.  Each cancer developed exactly where his cell phone was held close to his body.  It was a life destroyed by a tradition of wireless profits superseding the lives of people.

The recent tragic death of “Beau” Biden, the son of Vice President Biden and former attorney general of Delaware, has once again focused attention on what seems to have been the cause of Beau’s death.  Scroll down in this article, which talks about Beau Biden’s brain cancer, where you will find a list of 23 deaths under the heading Political Brain Tumor Stats.  Little more needs to be said. May all rest in peace and may the truth be revealed. 

“Mobilize” is a movie that gives us another look at the potential dangers of cell phones. Here is an excellent rule of thumb to consider: if a study is mentioned in the media or elsewhere that does not find evidence of cell phone radiation creating health effects, check it out to ascertain if the study was industry-funded and is being used as damage control to offset independent studies that do find health effects.

Children and Cell Phone Use

What about the effects of cell phone use on children since it is now the in thing for a child to have his/her own cellphone? NBC News reported how children were being exposed to an exponentially greater amount of radio frequency than any adult will ever be in a lifetime. Dr. Devra Davis, Ph.D., writes:

“Compared with adults, research on children shows that microwave radiation is absorbed twice as much into their brain, up to triple in their brain’s hippocampus and hypothalamus and up to ten times as much into the bone marrow of the skull.  Frightening is that half of the world’s four billion cell phone users are under twenty.” 

Dr. Davis has written an eye-opening book titled “Disconnect: The Truth About Cell Phone Radiation, What the Industry Is Doing to Hide It, and How to Protect Your Family.” Her book reveals the following:

Cell phone radiation is a national emergency. Emerging evidence is raising significant questions about health risks from cell phone and wireless radiation. Given the size of the potential impact, there is inadequate awareness, research, and regulation. Health experts have long been frozen out of policy-making decisions about cell phones; federal regulatory standards are set by the cell phone industry itself. Cell phone manufacturers have borrowed the playbook of the tobacco industry.

“Consumer Reports” weighs in

Even “Consumer Reports” in the September 2015 edition weighed in on the need to take precautions with cell phone use and issued “A Call for Clarity”, in which clear answers were deemed necessary as to the following substantial issues raised regarding cell phone usage:  

  • The Federal Communications Commission’s cell-phone radiation test is based on the devices’ possible effect on large adults, though research suggests that children’s thinner skulls mean they may absorb more radiation.
  • “Consumer Reports” agrees with concerns raised by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Government Accountability Office about the tests, and thinks that new tests should be developed that take into account the potential vulnerability of children.
  • We think that cell-phone manufacturers should prominently display advice on steps that cell-phone users can take to reduce exposure to cell-phone radiation.

At a time when scientists and the bio-medical community are calling for stronger EMF/RF guidelines, and fifteen countries have issued precautionary health warnings about cell phone radiation and recommendations on how to reduce risks, the wireless industry in the U.S. has opposed precautionary warnings.

Another resource conveying a similar message on institutional neglect is a book by Investigative Journalist, Norm Alster, “Captured Agency: How the Federal Communications Commission is Dominated by IndustriesPresumablyRegulates”, in which Alster explores how the serious health risks of wireless technology are being ignored by regulators and standard setting bodies.

How did we get to this point without a major health alert?

Ann Louise Gittleman, a “New York Times” best-selling author, wrote a book on cell phone concerns titled, “Zapped, Why Your Cell Phone Shouldn’t Be Your Alarm Clock and 1,268 Ways to Outsmart the Hazards of Electronic Pollution”. Before “Zapped” was published, Ms. Gittleman in an article titled, “Accidental Conspiracy”, explained how we got to this point without a health warning.  She wrote:

When it comes to public health, we depend upon our federal and local governments and the media to keep us safe. But what happens when these institutions miss the truth, when they fail to warn us? An unwilling Government, a silent media, an aggressive trillion dollar wireless industry: this is a perfect formula for disaster. Now we will experience the harsh reality and the cruel irony of why millions are suffering ill health at the hands of friendly fire from the very institutions we depend upon to protect us.

This question is often asked in many different situations when information vital to judging a situation is hard to come by:  What did they know and when did they know it?  Ms. Gittlemen likewise tackles that question in, “Accidental Conspiracy” by providing the following revelation:

In 1990 forty scientists at the EPA raised the alarm. They had serious concerns about the carcinogenic effects of electromagnetic fields and low-level Radio Frequency (RF) microwave radiation. They released a draft resolution proposing the classification of RF-EMF fields as a probable human carcinogen. The 393 page report titled, ‘An Evaluation of the Potential Carcinogenicity of Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs)’ raised tremendous controversy with the Federal government and industry groups. The EPA resolution was ultimately silenced by officials in the White House, apparently on the basis that such a classification of RF/EMF as a carcinogen would scare the American public.

Another 21 years would pass, with rampant proliferation of wireless devices, until in May 2011 the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) categorized “radiofrequency electromagnetic fields as possibly carcinogenic to humans based on an increased risk for glioma, a malignant type of brain cancer, associated with wireless cell phone use”. 

Lennart Hardell  (who was part of the World Health Organization committee) and Michael Carlberg later co-published an article (November 2013), entitled,“Using the Hill Viewpoints from 1965 for Evaluating Strengths of Evidence of the Risk for Brain Tumors Associated with Use of Mobile Phones.”   Based on Hill’s viewpoints and his discussion on how these issues should be used, the conclusion of Hardell’s and Carlberg’s review is that “glioma and acoustic neuroma are caused by RF-EMF emissions from wireless phones.” 

Should IARC puts RF-EMF emissions in Group 1?

According to the “Preamble” of the IARC (International Agency for Research on Cancer): “The classification of RF-EMF emissions from wireless phones should be Group 1, i.e., ‘the agent is carcinogenic to humans’, and urgent revision of current guidelines for exposure is needed.”

With mounting evidence that RF radiation is definitely carcinogenic and the fact that exposure to our population is increasing at an exponential rate, the potential consequences are catastrophic. 

Part 2 will cover mounting evidence that is intended to wake up public perception over its oft-stated rhetoric that cell phone use is perfectly safe.  The main concern being highlighted: RF and EMF cause a breakdown in the communication between cells in the body, interrupting DNA repair and weakening tissue and organ function. 

Also documented are claims pointing to how some segments of the industry have ignored the scientific findings, having repeatedly and falsely claimed that wireless phones are safe for all consumers including children.

Source/Fonte:

http://illinoisreview.typepad.com/illinoisreview/2015/12/thorner-cell-phone-dangers-public-deception-trumps-public-health-part-1.html#more

Tyler Hoffmann – Colwood, BC [another negative story about Wi-Fi in schools]

[Una storia un po’ datata che vale comunque la pena di leggere.]

August 15, 2013 – “electroplague.com”, by Kim Goldberg

8-year-old Tyler Hoffmann (Photo by Janis Hoffmann)

Eight-year-old Tyler Hoffmann has energy to burn. And his backyard trampoline, bike, basketball, and hockey stick each get a thorough workout on the afternoon I visit him at his grandmother’s home near Victoria, BC.

But in April 2012, a different story was unfolding. Tyler began coming home from Sangster Elementary School in the Sooke School District with extreme headaches and fatigue. And he was having trouble sleeping at night.

When asked to touch the part of his head that hurt, he would point to the top, his mother Lori recalls. But as the headaches grew worse over the next few weeks—to the point of nausea—Tyler was no longer able to touch the source of it, stating it was now in the middle of his head.

“After a few weeks of using Advil and Tylenol to alleviate the severe pain in Tyler’s head, we knew something was seriously wrong,” Lori says.

The following month, she discovered what it was.

“We accidently discovered, through another parent, that the school district had just finished installing commercial wi-fi networks throughout every school,” Lori explains. “This was done without informing parents. We were denied any opportunity for input,” she adds.

Tyler’s pediatrician recommended that the school shut off the wi-fi router closest to Tyler’s classroom, so that Tyler could remain in school and complete Grade 2 with his friends.

The school’s wi-fi routers, all active and transmitting day and night, were not being used at the time (and still aren’t) because there were no computers to connect them to. So the request from a doctor to turn off a single unused router seemed simple enough, Lori thought. The Sooke School District did not agree.

School District usurps parental choice on wireless radiation

“The Assistant Superintendent told us that the router would not be turned off but would stay on 24/7 because they did not want to set a precedent,” Lori recalls. “I don’t have a cell phone, wireless router, cordless phone, wireless keyboard, wireless mouse or any other wireless devices in my home because I have made the choice of not exposing my children or myself to microwave radiation. The school district has now decided for me that Tyler will be exposed to it,” she says.

Tyler Hoffmann - back to normal once removed from his wi-fi'ed school. (Photo © Kim Goldberg)

Lori pulled Tyler out of school that same day rather than risk his health any further. And upon doing so, she was promptly informed by the school principal that Tyler’s teacher was under no obligation to give Tyler homework, marking, or evaluation so that he could complete Grade 2.

“After we removed Tyler from school, his headaches and associated nausea completely stopped,” says Lori.

In September 2012, his mother enrolled Tyler in an elementary school in the neighboring Victoria School District, where there would be no wi-fi router in his classroom.

Free from the toxic effects of commercial wi-fi in the classroom, Tyler performed at the top of his math and reading classes at his new school.

Tyler Hoffmann (Photo by Janis Hoffmann)

But transferring Tyler to an out-of-district school is, at best, a temporary solution, and does nothing to help the 8,500 other students in the Sooke School District. So Tyler’s family along with the Jeskes (another local family with electrosensitive children) have launched a legal challenge in an attempt to make Sooke School District classrooms safe for all children. Read their legal brief here.

The Hoffmann and Jeske families seek, at the very least, to bring the Sooke School District into compliance with the policies adopted in 2012 by the BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils, which call for a moratorium on installation of further wi-fi in BC schools plus a minimum of one school at each level in each district to be free of wi-fi to accommodate electrosensitive students.

“unlawful to experiment on children”

Tyler & his sister Julianna with both be attending schools in the Victoria School District to avoid wi-fi in classrooms. (Photo © Kim Goldberg)

“It is unethical and unlawful to experiment on children,” says Tyler’s grandmother Janis Hoffmann. “Wi-fi is an unregulated technology that has not been tested for safety for children in schools,” she adds. “Parents have not been informed of the risks and have never been asked to sign a consent form. Ironically, the student field trips are explained in great detail, requiring parents to sign a permission slip before children are permitted to attend.”

Tyler and his five-year-old sister Julianna will each attend school in the Victoria School District in September 2013 where they will not be exposed to wireless radiation from commercial wi-fi routers in their classrooms.

To donate to the legal fund for electrosensitive children sickened by wi-fi in schools, go here.

Text and images © Kim Goldberg 2013 (unless images are otherwise credited)

(Tyler Hoffmann’s story will be included in Kim Goldberg’s forthcoming book REFUGIUM: Wi-Fi Exiles and the Coming Electroplague, due out in 2014. Read more people’s stories here.)

Source/Fonte:

http://electroplague.com/2013/08/15/tyler-hoffmann-colwood-bc/

Finnish education professor’s warning: Wireless technology in schools may lead to a global epidemic of brain damages.

17 December 2015

From Agenta Jonsson who has been in contact with Finnish professor Rainer Nyberg. The following is a current update from a Jan 14, 2014 interview with Professor Rainer Nyberg

Finnish education professor’s warning: Wireless technology in schools may lead to a global epidemic of brain damages.
“We must protect children and youth more than we do today.”

Yle Arenan. Yle Nyheter, Finland Jan. 24, 2014
http://arenan.yle.fi/tv/2145669
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzxSm04L9Z0

Translated by Agneta Jonsson
Revised by Rainer Nyberg. Nov. 27, 2015

Professor Rainer Nyberg changed his opinion of wireless technology in March 2013. At that time he had been lecturing in Finland and Sweden for many years and had written books about the uses and benefits of online learning. In this interview, for TV-Finland’s Channel, he explains how he found out about the health risks directly linked to wireless emissions from the technology he had assumed would only have positive effects.

What started your interest in wireless technology and its effects on health?

It actually began with my deep interest and involvement in new technology. As a teacher-trainer at the Faculty of Education I also started projects on IT-pedagogy and e-Learning. This resulted, among other things, in two books. One was How To Teach Online Education, another was a 350 page Research Guide, with 120 pages on how the Internet can be used to search for scientific information.

So your starting point was about the benefits, and not about the harmful effects?

Yes, definitely. I could only see the benefits then. I had been using cellphones for a long time and wifi-gadgets too. While I was working intensively on the fifth edition of the Research Guide I used both a wireless keyboard and mouse, but started getting a prickling sensation in my fingers. I wondered, why is this happening? Around that time, just before Christmas 2012, I read my grandchild’s letter to Santa Claus, “Please, please Santa, most of all I want to have an iPad.”

How did you react to that wish?

I thought it was great, really great that my grandchild wanted to use computers. At that time I had no idea there could be problems too. I just wanted to promote it, so I bought her an iPad.

Now you have explored the research available in this field, and learned about the injurious health effects. Are you surprised about what you found out from different research studies?

Yes, very surprised. Actually it started with my sister sending me a newspaper article from Sweden about how cellphones and iPads may be harmful to health. That’s silly, I thought. How could that be? Everyone’s using them. But I also thought, I may as well look into it. So in March 2013 I spent three weeks researching. I had been teaching information retrieval and had just written 120 pages in the Research Guide, so I knew how to do online research. We have easy access to fantastic tools at the university, the NELLI portal, where we can search many large scientific databases for free, as well as retrieve and print articles very fast.

What was your first impression? What did you find?

The first thing that really made an impression on me was the warning by the Council of Europe. In 2011 they called on all of the member states of the European Union by basically saying: you must warn all your citizens that there is a danger to cellphone technology and wireless internet. Children especially need to be warned, because they are particularly sensitive. Their cranium is thinner and more susceptible because they’re still growing. I got the message. Yes, protect the children. The warning from the Council of Europe also made it clear that if we don’t do something now, it could lead to devastating human and economic costs.

So you became absorbed in this new knowledge. What happened then?

I became quite concerned and continued looking deeper into scientific reports. The recommendation from the Council of Europe is from a socio-political standpoint but based on science. So I thought I’d better read up on the science. Among many findings I read the new BioInitiative Report of 2012 that included 1800 reviewed studies. The scientists concluded: If we don’t do something now, we may soon see a global epidemic of brain damage. Children are most vulnerable to the effects of pulsed electromagnetic radiation. And of course I thought of my grandchild, to whom I had just given an iPad.

I take it that’s quite challenging for a senior educator to hear?

That’s when I became very troubled about the technology I had been promoting in my books and lectures. I now understand that wired connectivity causes fewer problems and wireless creates many kinds of problems. Millions of people are affected.

Injuries to the brain’s blood vessels have been discovered as well. In our brains we have about 600 km of blood vessels. They have to feed 60-100 billion nerve cells with oxygen and glucose. Even if each nerve cell is extremely small, every nerve cell has many microscopic branches. The longest branch from each neuron (nerve cell), which includes axons (nerve fibers), is between one millimeter and 20 cm. The average is less than a millimeter. However, if we were to connect all these neurons and use only the longest branch from each one and put all neurons in a line, it would reach four times around the equator. Each neuron can have contacts (synapses) to more than thousands of other neurons.

With this context I started to understand why the brain was particularly sensitive. The blood vessels in the brain are far-reaching and extremely thin, and that’s where one problem lies. As it turns out, the thin blood vessels in the brain have walls that are even thinner. When someone is exposed to a cellphone or other wireless radiation, the walls of the blood vessels start to leak. A protein from the blood (albumin) can also leak out to the brain cells and has the potential to kill nerve cells. This has been shown in pictures in research reports from Sweden, published by professors Bertil Persson and Leif Salford in Lund. They studied the effects of active cellphone radiation in close vicinity to a box where rats ran freely. They found that even weak radiation causes damage to the blood vessels and the brain cells in the rats after only 2 hours of exposure. Imagine what can happen to children and adults who hold cellphones close to their ears and brains for several hours every week for years?

Your lecture today is about health consequences from staying too long in wireless environments. What steps have you personally taken to solve this problem?

Nowadays I keep the cellphone in flight mode 99% of the time to reduce emissions. I don’t use this ’smart’ technology much anymore, even though I always had my phone with me and on me for many years. Now I mostly leave it at home, or have it turned off, but check for messages. At home I use wired internet and a wired keyboard and mouse. I also replaced the wireless DECT phone with a traditional wired phone, and I avoid places with high levels of electromagnetic radiation.

As a guest lecturer, what will your key message be today?

First of all I will give a brief overview of how important an instrument our brain is. It’s the most complex structure in our world. It is more complex than any aircraft and so on. It’s very sensitive to electromagnetic pulses. All communication in our brains and bodies is also dependent on electric pulses, which are much weaker than man-made digital electromagnetic pulses. In airplanes you are not allowed to use cellphones because it might disturb the electronic equipment on board. Yet most people still think that a cellphone could not harm the brain, which is much more complex than an airplane and runs on much weaker electric pulses. I will also talk about various damages caused by wireless gadgets, but above all how to protect yourself and how to avoid being exposed to too much electromagnetic radiation.

Based on what you have said so far, your recommendation is that it pays to use traditional cable connectivity and just use wireless networks when we have no other choice. Is that about right?

Yes, it’s much better to use cable internet whenever possible, but you can’t use cable for cell phones, tablets and iPads, because they only function on wireless networks. All digital communication uses high frequencies. Tablets are not held to the ear, but you sit with them in your lap, maybe even while holding a child. Boys and men often keep their smartphone in their pockets. Research shows that sperm die from such exposure, and the sperm that survive is of less quality.
One experiment (by A. Balmori) found a marked difference between two containers of tadpoles placed 140 meters from a celltower. One container was shielded by a Faraday cage. In that container only 4% died, but 90% of the tadpoles died in the unprotected one, and deformities were found among the remaining 10%. No wonder then that sperm die or are damaged if you carry a smartphone in a pants pocket. Frogs, people and birds have also been studied, and the results show that they were also negatively affected by celltowers. This is not just about cancer. Immediate injury is noticeable on EEG, brain activity changes, and also damages to the DNA.
So there are many different types of damage. That’s why it’s so important to protect children and not install wireless networks and iPads in the schools. The worst scenario is when many tablets are in use at the same time and in the same room, as in schools, because they continually search to connect to the same wifi-modem. It’s like every iPad is shouting at the same time to the modem and this electromagnetic smog just gets louder and louder. That’s when it becomes particularly harmful. How would kids know if their teachers do not understand the risks?

Lots of important issues to talk about today. Thank you so much for this interview, and
I wish you all the best with your lecture.
Thank you too.

Source/Fonte:

http://www.emfacts.com/2015/12/finnish-education-professors-warning-wireless-technology-in-schools-may-lead-to-a-global-epidemic-of-brain-damages/

“The truth about mobile phone and wireless radiation” — Dr Devra Davis

[Il 30 novembre 2015, la Conferenza del Decano presso l’Università di Melbourne è stata tenuta dalla prof.ssa Devra Davis riguardo alla domanda: “Quali sono gli effetti sulla salute dei telefoni cellulari e della radiazione wireless?”. 

La dott.ssa Davis, epidemiologa ed esperta di effetti sulla salute delle radiazioni elettromagnetiche, ha delineato l’evoluzione di telefoni cellulari e smartphone e spiegato il background degli attuali standard di sicurezza per le radiazioni elettromagnetiche vecchi di 19 anni, sviluppi politici e legislazione internazionale.

Durante la Conferenza sono stati presentati nuovi studi globali sulle conseguenze per la salute delle radiazioni wireless, compresi quelli riguardanti l’esposizione dei bambini e i relativi rischi.]


Pubblicato il 02 dic 2015

“The truth about mobile phone and wireless radiation: what we know, what we need to find out, and what you can do now”
Presented by Dr Devra Davis, Visiting Professor of Medicine at the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, and Visiting Professor of Medicine at Ondokuz Mayis University, Turkey.

The Lecture
What are the health effects of mobile phones and wireless radiation? While Australia has led the world in safety standards, including compulsory seat-belt legislation, plain packaging on cigarettes, and product and food disclosure legislation, it falls behind in addressing the significant issues associated with mobile phone use. In this Dean’s Lecture, epidemiologist and electromagnetic radiation expert, Dr Devra Davis, will outline the evolution of the mobile phone and smartphone, and provide a background to the current 19 year old radiation safety standards (SAR), policy developments and international legislation. New global studies on the health consequences of mobile/wireless radiation will be presented, including children’s exposure and risks.

The Speaker
Dr Devra Davis is an internationally recognised expert on electromagnetic radiation from mobile phones and other wireless transmitting devices. She is currently the Visiting Professor of Medicine at the Hebrew University Hadassah Medical School, and Visiting Professor of Medicine at Ondokuz Mayis University, Turkey. Dr Davis was Founding Director of the Center for Environmental Oncology at The University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute —­ the first institute of its kind in the world, to examine the environmental factors that contribute to the majority of cases of cancer.

In 2007, Dr Devra Davis founded non­profit Environmental Health Trust to provide basic research and education about environmental health hazards. Dr Davis served as the President Clinton appointee to the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board in the U.S.A. from 1994–­1999, an independent executive branch agency that investigates, prevents and mitigates chemical accidents.
As the former Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Health in the Department of Health and Human Services, she has counseled leading officials in the United States, United Nations, European Environment Agency, Pan American Health Organization, World Health Organization, and World Bank.

Dr Davis holds a B.S. in physiological psychology and an M.A. in sociology from the University of Pittsburgh, 1967. She completed a PhD in science studies at the University of Chicago as a Danforth Foundation Graduate Fellow, 1972 and a M.P.H. in epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins University as a Senior National Cancer Institute Post-­Doctoral Fellow, 1982. She has authored more than 200 publications and has been published in Lancet and Journal of the American Medical Association as well as the Scientific American and the New York Times.

Dr Devra Davis is an internationally recognised expert on electromagnetic radiation from mobile phones and other wireless transmitting devices.