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Last year I was really excited when the Today Show contacted me, asking for an interview about one particular study on the dangers of cellular phones, as I thought they were finally starting to accept the truth.

Needless to say, I was wrong.

They only aired four seconds of my 20-minute interview, censoring the supporting evidence. No doubt, you are being deceived now, the same way the public was deceived for decades about tobacco. Back then, large corporate interests were very effective at manipulating the media and legislation to perpetuate the myth that smoking was safe, and nothing has changed in that regard. The United States protects corporate interests above public health more than ever.

We really need to learn from history, and my belief is that this exponential increase in information-carrying radio waves is far more serious a threat than tobacco ever was.

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WiFi in Schools - The Facts
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A good summary of the problems with the premature widespread implementation of wi-fi in schools.

 
Wi-Fi in Schools: Testing for Microwave Radiation Dangers in the Classroom
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Danish Students Attract International Attention with Cress and Wifi Experiment
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Posted in Scientific Research, What's Happening Around the World?, Wifi in Schools Written by www.dr.dk (translated)

Danish Students Attract International Attention with Cress and Wifi Experiment

Foreign researchers are extremely excited for a biology project from five 9th grade girls.

Researchers from England, Holland and Sweden have shown great interest in the five girls' biology experiments.

Take 400 Cress seeds and place them into 12 trays. Then place six trays in two rooms at the same temperature. Give them the same amount of water and sun over 12 days, and remember to expose half of them to mobile [Wi-Fi] radiation.

It is a recipe for a biology test so brilliant that it has attracted international attention among acknowledged biologists and radiation experts. Behind the experiment are five girls from 9b in Hjallerup School in North Jutland, and it all started because they found it difficult to concentrate during the school day:

- We all think we have experienced difficulty concentrating in school, if we had slept with the phone next to our head, and sometimes also experienced having difficulty sleeping, explains Lea Nielsen, who is one of the five aspiring researchers.

The school was not equipped to test the effect of mobile phone radiation on them. Therefore, the girls had to find an alternative. And the answer was Cress.

Six trays of seeds were put into a room without radiation, and six trays were put into another room next to two [Wi-Fi] routers. Such routers broadcast the same type of radiation as an ordinary mobile.

Healthy Cress

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The "healthy" cress without the influence of the router. Photo: The girls from 9b

Then it was just necessary to wait 12 days, observe, measure, weigh and take pictures along the way. And the result spoke was clear: cress seeds next to the router did not grow, and some of them were even mutated or dead.

- It is truly frightening that there is so much affect, so we were very shocked by the result, says Lea Nielsen.

Unhealthy Cress

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The "sick" cress exposed to the [Wi-Fi] router. Photo: The girls from 9b

Reactions

The experiment secured the girls the finals in the competition "Young Scientists", but it was only the beginning. Renowned scientists from England, Holland and Sweden have since shown great interest in the girls' project so far.

Cress Class

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From left: Lea Nielsen, Mathilde Nielsen, Signe Nielsen, Sisse Coltau and Rikke Holm. Photo: Kim Horsevad

The renowned professor at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Olle Johansson, is one of the impressed researchers. He will now repeat the experiment with a Belgian research colleague, Professor Marie-Claire Cammaert at the Université libre de Bruxelles, for the trial, according to him, is absolutely brilliant:

- The girls stayed within the scope of their knowledge, skilfully implemented and developed a very elegant experiment. The wealth of detail and accuracy is exemplary, choosing cress was very intelligent, and I could go on, he says.

He is not slow to send them an invitation to go on the road:

- I sincerely hope that they spend their future professional life in researching, because I definitely think they have a natural aptitude for it. Personally, I would love to see these people in my team!

No mobile by the bed

The five girls from northern Jutland have not yet decided their future careers. They are still very surprised by all the sudden attention.

- It has been such a rollercoaster ride. I still cannot believe it, says Lea Nielsen.

And Mathilde Nielsen added:

- It's totally overwhelming and exciting. It's just not something you experience every day.

But there have also been other consequences of the cress trial, which is quite low-tech in nature.

- None of us sleep with the mobile next to the bed anymore. Either the phone is put far away, or it is put in another room. And the computer is always off, says Lea Nielsen.

http://www.dr.dk/Nyheder/Indland/2013/05/16/131324.htm (in Danish)

 
Parents and doctors speak out about Wi-Fi in Peel
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Invisible demons

Magda Havas

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Magda Havas, associate professor of environmental and resource studies at Trent University, speaks to concerned parents about the potential adverse health effects from exposure to Wi-Fi in schools at the Port Credit Legion on Thursday, May 9.

Steve Miller doesn’t want his son to be afraid anymore.
But the demons he's trying to chase away, many simply don’t believe in. Miller is speaking out to municipalities and school boards, asking people to believe, so that his six-year-old son, Jalen, doesn’t have to go to bed scared anymore.
His fight is the same one being taken up by the American Academy of Environmental Medicine which recently sent a letter to the Peel District School Board asking them to reconsider wired connections for Internet in Peel schools as an alternative to Wi-Fi.
Miller is one of the parents who believes he has seen the effects the Academy is concerned about.
“He was five at the time, he was suffering from seeing the ‘big things’,” Miller said of his son. “He had a hard time describing it. We figured out that they were distortions, hallucinations he was seeing all the time, and they just got progressively worse – especially at night. For almost a year he would take his face and drive his face and eyes into his pillow to try and make them go away.”
Jalen has been diagnosed with hypersensitivity to electro-magnetic fields by an environmental doctor, who told his parents the cause of his difficulties could be their cell phones. Their Internet. Their cordless phone. Their Bluetooth.
But it was a roller coaster trip to the diagnosis.
“We took him to the family doctor, and he was on a nebulizer for asthma, so the doctor thought maybe it was that. We got into the spring of 2011, and the asthma was only around in winter so the medication stopped, but the ‘big things’ continued.”
It was an eye doctor next.
“The eye doctor said whatever he’s seeing, his eyes have nothing to do with it.”
Miller said the mystery continued.
In the fall of 2011, it got so bad Jalen began not only complaining about his visions, but was clearly disoriented and dizzy. He said he felt the car (not even turned on) was moving, and his mother was talking too fast.
Rushed to the emergency room for an MRI, which revealed nothing, Jalen went to Sick Kids in downtown Toronto. After multiple visits, doctors had no answers.
“I started doing my own research, I didn’t know what to do,” said Miller. “I went on the Internet and pumped in his symptoms, and I started reading about EMF (Electric and Magnetic Fields), how it can effect children. I saw a testimonial from a kid that sounded exactly like Jalen, and then I found a company called EMF solutions.”
The company tested his home for EMF. They found Jalen’s room was a hot spot for Wi-Fi, and the family immediately disconnected all wireless technology.
Four days later…
“New Jalen,” Miller said happily. “Completely new kid. I couldn’t wait to tell his doctor at Sick Kids, but as soon as I did, he looked at me like I had two heads. Said, sure, you may have found something there. I was like, are you kidding me, we have a new Jalen?”
Almost one year later, Jalen’s symptoms have returned, and now, Miller is part of a group of parents and doctors asking the Peel District School Board to reconsider the installation of wireless Internet into their schools.
Miller thinks the demons came back when Jalen’s school installed Wi-Fi.
The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) sent a letter to Tony Pontes, director of education for the Peel District School Board, indicating that research was beginning to trumpet the hazards of having children in close contact with wireless radiation for long periods of time. It said that the World Health Organization (WHO) had recently classified exposure to wireless radiation, including Wi-Fi, onto the Class 2b list of carcinogens.
“There is consistent emerging science that shows people, especially children who are more vulnerable due to developing brains and thinner skulls, are affected by the increasing exposure to wireless radiation,” the letter reads. “In September 2010, the Journal of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Fertility and Sterility, reported that only four hours of exposure to a standard laptop using Wi-Fi caused DNA damage to human sperm. In December 2012 the American Academy of Pediatrics, representing 60,000 pediatricians, wrote to Congress requesting it update the safety levels of microwave radiation exposure especially for children and pregnant women.”
In 2010, the letter also noted Canada’s Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health heard three days of testimony from international scientists explaining why the national safety guideline (Safety Code 6) is out of date for the increasing exposure to wireless radiation in daily life.
Dr. Jennifer Armstrong, past president of the AAEM, said what Miller is experiencing is status quo for parents and children suffering symptoms due to Wi-Fi signals. Citing the original messages of asbestos and tobacco, she said this is an issue for the 21st century that is seeing more heads buried in more sand.
"We're thinking of a precautionary approach," said Armstrong. "We don't know all the effects this is going to have on children. They're developing and growing, they're more vulnerable, their skulls are thinner, this is microwave radiation."
Armstrong said the very reason society was told not to stand in front of their microwave is what people should be cautious about today.
"Like smoking in the past, the industry and government have left the burden of proof on us to prove it is harmful. Society should be demanding government and industry, if they're going to produce something new, they have to prove it's safe," she said.
Armstrong expressed frustration at the message that much of Canada's Wi-Fi radiation is well below levels outlined in Safety Code 6 stating that even if the signal strength were 50 times less than that outline in Safety Code 6, "it is still worse than the standards in many other countries. That's what you're dealing with."
The acceptance of radiation being an environmental cause for many symptoms isn't there yet, she said.
"Even some of my colleagues think it's hogwash, it's just happening too fast. But we're seeing children vomiting, having headaches, we have adults with hormonal issues, unexplained thyroid problems. But we're not taught to look at the environment in medical school."
For the Region of Peel, Safety Code 6 is just fine for now.
Pontes said the Peel District School Board was more than comfortable in their decision to put Wi-Fi in Peel schools.
"The differences in beliefs may be based on the fact that individual research may be found that suggests a concern, however, given all of the research, understanding those health agencies have reviewed the wealth of information and have reviewed the volume of information that confirms there is no evidence. We are comfortable."
He said the board will continue to monitor the research and attitudes toward wireless Internet.
"Those health agencies we rely on have confirmed they will continue to review research as its forth coming, if at anytime we get anything from them outside of current position, of course, we would follow their recommendation," he said. "I did not spend 35 years in education to harm children. We believe we did our due diligence; we are committing to continue to take their advice if anything changes, and we will also be looking at some randomized monitoring methods.
With regards to Safety Code 6, Peel Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David Mowat replied in an e-mail saying, “The Safety Code applies a fifty-fold safety margin for the general public to the level of exposure that has been related to health effects in previous studies. A safety margin is the difference between the exposure levels showing an effect and the limit level. In this case, the Safety Code 6 exposure limit is fifty-times less than the exposure level showing a thermal effect.”
When Industry Canada requirements are met, “Wi-Fi in schools is not harmful to the health of students and staff,” Mowat continued, adding Peel health monitors new information, and is always available to provide the public with accurate information.
He also noted, “Health Canada has requested the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) to conduct a review of Safety Code 6. The RSC has assembled this expert panel and their review is expected to be completed in fall of 2013.”
Peel District School Board trustee Stan Cameron, who represents Caledon schools, stands behind his board on the issue of Wi-Fi in schools.
“The answer is the Peel public health department, Health Canada and the World Health Organization don’t have any concerns in their research, so that is the direction the board is following,” he said.
 
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