Thursday, 11 January 2018

France to impose total ban on mobile phones in schools

Press Release: Medical Tech Experts Warn Against Gifting Smartphones This Holiday, Noting Radiation Risk
Former President of Microsoft Canada and NIH scientist who led landmark study echo new call from California Dept of Health on reducing cell phone radiation


Fact Sheet

France to impose total ban on mobile phones in schools
France is to impose a total ban on pupils using mobile phones in primary and secondary schools starting in September 2018, its education minister has confirmed.  Phones are already forbidden in French classrooms but starting next school year, pupils will be barred from taking them out at breaks, lunch times and between lessons.


TIME- Cell Phone Radiation May Be Dangerous To Your Health, California Health Officials Warn


CDPH Issues Guidelines on How to Reduce Exposure to Radio Frequency Energy from Cell Phones

Headaches in the new cars
Dr. Diana Heinz, Dr. Andreas Scheler and Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Schoellhorn, from the Johannes Gutenberg University - Mainz, Germany, are demonstrating undeniable biological effects on the brain, from electronics and wireless technology such as cell phones and WiFi inside a car.


"I get terrible headaches at school" WiFi could harm our health
This student spoke at a Board of Education meeting where they were going to vote on turning off the WiFi.


Papers finding adverse biological effects or damage to health from Wi-Fi signals, Wi-Fi-enabled devices or Wi-Fi frequencies (2.4 or 5 GHz).
The studies below support the claim that schools giving children wireless devices to use, or exposing them to Wi-Fi signals, are failing to safeguard the health, development or wellbeing of the young people for whom they are responsible.

ARC Press Release 30 Oct. 2017: Global Burden of Cancer Among Young Adults Aged 20-39:

World Health Organization, radiofrequency radiation and health - a hard nut to crack (Review)
Lennart Hardell - It turned out that five of the six members of the Core Group in charge of the draft are affiliated with International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection (ICNIRP), an industry loyal NGO, and thus have a serious conflict of interest. Just as by ICNIRP, evaluation of non-thermal biological effects from RF radiation are dismissed as scientific evidence of adverse health effects in the Monograph. This has provoked many comments sent to the WHO. However, at a meeting on March 3, 2017 at the WHO Geneva office it was stated that the WHO has no intention to change the Core Group.


American Academy of Pediatrics Issues New Recommendations to “Reduce Exposure to Cell Phones”
Nation’s largest group of children’s doctors responds to new government study linking cell phone radiation to cancer


ARC Press Release 30 Oct. 2017: Global Burden of Cancer Among Young Adults Aged 20-39:
- " Overall, the most common cancer types in terms of new cases
were female breast cancer, cervical cancer, thyroid cancer, leukaemia, and colorectal cancer
- "In this study, common tumour types among children (0–14 years) and adolescents (15–19 years), including leukaemia and cancers of the brain and central nervous system, were among the most common cancers in the age group 20–39 years."
- " Overall, the most common cancer types in terms of new cases
were female breast cancer, cervical cancer, thyroid cancer, leukaemia, and colorectal cancer
- "In this study, common tumour types among children (0–14 years) and adolescents (15–19 years), including leukaemia and cancers of the brain and central nervous system, were among the most common cancers in the age group 20–39 years."


13 Year Old Speaks At Supreme Court Speaking Up For Her Generation About The Health Risks of Cell Phones And Wi-Fi 
“We seem to prefer a comfortable lie to the uncomfortable truth. We punish those who point out reality, and reward those who provide us with the comfort of illusion. Reality is fearsome … but experience tells us that more fearsome yet, is evading it.”


This Is the Worst Place to Store Your Cell Phone
“There is a direct correlation between the radiation from a cell phone and tumor growth. The radiation can also change the structure of our DNA, affect male fertility, and has been linked to depression and heart irregularities.  If placed in the pant pocket, the radiation can weaken the pelvic bones and decrease bone density.”


The Berkeley Cell Phone “Right to Know” Ordinance
The Berkeley city ordinance requires sellers to inform customers that keeping a device in a pocket or bra could lead to radiation exposure that exceeds federal guidelines. For years, cell-phone manufacturers have vigorously resisted state and local government attempts to require warning signs about radiation exposure even though their own user manuals advise caution about carrying or holding the phone close to your body while it’s transmitting. These warnings are buried deep in the tiny print.


A showing of “Generation Zapped” in Sooke:  
Awareness Film Night in Sooke will be screening "Generation Zapped on December 13th at 7:00 p.m. in the theatre at Edward Milne Community School, 6218 Sooke Rd. (on the eastern edge of Sooke).  Our post screening discussion will be led by Katharina Gustavs, Building Biologist.  Admission is by donation. Questions can be sent via


Monday, 6 November 2017

Cancer Expert Declares Cell Phone and Wireless Radiation as Carcinogenic to Humans

Transition to cellphone-free classrooms smooth: principal
A virtual ban on cellphone use at Central Middle School — a first in the Greater Victoria School District — has already had an effect.  “It’s sort of surreal — you come into the building and there are no phones around,” said Central principal Topher Macintosh, noting only two phones have had to confiscated since the policy kicked in in September, although some students might have cellphones stashed in their backpacks.

Li-Fi eyes opportunity as France bans Wi-Fi in schools

The French government has moved to outlaw Wi-Fi in nurseries, schools and childcare centres that cater for children under six. The move is offering inspiration to the creators of Li-Fi, a system that uses light to provide Internet access.
LIfi Will Face ID on iPhone X Damage Your Retina?
The main biological effects of IR-A radiation are infrared cataracts and flash burns to the cornea due to temperature rise in the tissue. But IR-A radiation wavelengths are close to the visible light wavelengths and are transmitted to a small extent to the retina; permanent retinal damage can occur if exposure is prolonged. As wavelengths increase into the IR-B and IR-C regions the radiation is no longer transmitted to the retina but corneal flash burn injuries can still be caused.” – University of Warwick, Health and Safety Department

Nokia's Technology Director, Matti Niemelä: Mobile Radiation Destroyed My Health
Oct 2014 - I'm afraid to talk about this publicly, because I do not want to be labeled as crazy.  Niemelä explains that the issue of mobile phone radiation has always been kept quiet at Nokia.  You cannot talk about it within the company. But among the staff, it has been speculated whether radiation can cause damage. But no one dared to bring it up, because it can get them kicked out.

Phonegate: Cell Phone Radiation Levels Higher Than Manufacturers Claim

Government data just released has found most cell phones violate safety limits when tested against the body.


Cancer Expert Declares Cell Phone and Wireless Radiation as Carcinogenic to Humans

Long-time World Health Organization advisor updates opinion linking wireless exposures to cancer based on new scientific evidence.


Italy Court of Ivrea Rules Brain Tumor Caused By Mans Cell Phone


Monday, 18 September 2017

Generation Zapped is looking for people to host their film

"Generation Zapped," is a documentary film focusing on simple solutions to protecting your family from the health effects of RF radiation emitting from wireless technology.  They are looking for people world wide to host a showing in their home, church, school, PAC, work, recreation center etc. 
See the excellent 2 minute trailer:
Please contact: for more information about screenings to be held in October 2017
Or if you have a venue and would like some help you can contact Janis at:
Below are the two screening options: 
Home Screening: $75 
Hold a screening at a home for up to 20 people. They will provide you with a DVD, promotional and discussion materials to help you make it a unique experience. This can take place anytime this fall and winter, but please book it as soon as you can. They request that you do not charge for admission, but you can ask your group to chip in to share the costs. 
Community Screening: $245
Reach an even wider audience by holding a larger screening. This can take place at any type of venue, such as a school, theatre, community centre – it can be anywhere you can set up a screen and play the DVD. This option is intended for up to 200 people and you have the option to charge for tickets ($10-$15 suggested) or accept donations to cover the cost. They will provide you with a DVD, promotional and discussion materials, along with social media support, to help you make it an impactful event.


WARNING: Virtual Reality Headsets Have Never Been Tested For Safety On Children

Parents, Teachers and Students:

Virtual Reality Headsets have never been tested for safety for children and yet, our schools and libraries are purchasing and promoting this product.  To operate these VR Headsets it requires a smart phone, emitting microwave radiation, to be inserted directly in front of a child’s eyes.


School Districts have not informed parents, teachers or students of the Safety Manuals and Disclaimers mandated by the federal government warning of the permanent health risks from the prolonged use. Parents have not given their informed consent for their children to use this untested and unregulated technology in our classrooms.

Phonegate: French Government Data Indicates Cell Phones Expose Consumers To Radiation Levels Higher Than Manufacturers Claim

The response from the Vancouver Island Regional Libraries stated the parents would have to sign a detailed Virtual Reality Rules, Terms and Conditions and Waiver.  Virtual Reality Programs have become popular because of the commercials aimed at our children, as the next “must have” product to purchase. Parents will feel pressured to sign this waiver, with their children begging to use the Virtual Reality Program and believe that our government would never allow this technology, with the potential of serious injuries, to hit the store shelves if unsafe. Parents, beware, it is now up to the public to prove Virtual Reality Headsets using smart phones, is unsafe and should never be part of the educational curriculum until scientific peer review studies have proven Microwave Radiation Exposure is safe for children.

Below is a link to the EMF-Portal, an extensive literature database with an inventory of over 25,000 publications and over 5,000 summaries of individual peer reviewed scientific studies on the health effects of electromagnetic fields.

The specific age groups suggested for the different products are for age appropriate content, NOT safety.

·      Oculus Rift: no one under the age of 13 may use the Oculus Rift.
·      Merge: no one under the age of 10 may use the Merge VR.  If under 13 years old, the consent of a parent or guardian is required.
·      View Master VR: no one under the age of 7 years old may use the View Master VR.  If between the ages 7 and 13 years old, the consent of a parent or guardian is required.

Letter from Parentsforsafeschools to Vancouver Island Regional Library and Greater Victoria Regional Library

Response from Vancouver Island Regional Library

Virtual Reality Rules, Terms and Conditions and Waiver

Mainstream media is own and operated by the wireless industry and they will not cover stories that will affect the potential sale of their products.  Please contact your school principal and school board and let them know this technology has never been tested for safety on our children and we don’t want wireless Virtual Reality Headsets in our schools.

Thank you,
Janis Hoffmann

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Virtual Reality Headsets Have Never Been Tested For Safety On Children

Dear Barry Avis and Brenda Leigh,

Scientists and medical experts are extremely concerned about the promotion of the wireless virtual reality system in our schools and libraries. The 4D headsets now available in stores and the promotion of Google’s Expeditions Pioneer Program which provides a free kit with ASUS smartphones, and Google Cardboard headsets have never been tested for safety on children and could cause irreversible damage.


Cell phones emit RF radiation and should never be used directly in front of a child’s eyes and brain. Professor Om Gandhi from the University of Utah, who is one of the original developers of testing wireless radiation from cellphones, has stated “We have never tested microwave radiating devices directly in front of the young developing eye. The absence of proof of harm at this point does not mean that we have evidence of safety.”


In a German study mobile phones have been linked to a rare form of eye cancer suggesting regular use of cellphones could lead to an increased risk of contracting uveal melanoma, in which tumours form in the layer that makes up the iris and base of the retina.

Too Much Use of Mobile Phone Can Cause Eye Cancer

Cell-phone radiation can cause visual damage

The health and safety information provided with these headsets includes a list of warnings to the user when using this product. The risks identified include severe dizziness, seizures, epileptic seizures and other conditions of epilepsy. blackouts triggered by light flasher or patterns, and loss of awareness.

Further, the product warnings go on to say that this product should not be used when tired, needing sleep, under the influence of alcohol or drugs, are hung-over, have digestive problems, under emotional stress or anxiety, or when suffering from cold, flu, headaches, migraines, or headaches, as this can increase your susceptibility to adverse symptoms. 
It is of great importance to note the following warning, " This product should not be used by children under the age of 13 as these children may be at increased health and safety risk. Adults should monitor children (age 13 and older) who are using or have used the Headset for any of the symptoms described above.”


What the Telecom Industry Doesn’t Tell You…But Does Tell Its Investors 
Environmental Health Trust has assembled a series of slides by Telecom Companies that warn investors of the potential for economic loss due to litigation about health effects from wireless.  For eg. VERIZON states:  "Our wireless business also faces personal injury and consumer class action lawsuits related to alleged health effects of wireless phones or radio frequency transmitters, and class action lawsuits that challenge marketing practices and disclosures relating to alleged adverse health effects of handheld wireless phones.  We may incur significant expenses in defending these lawsuits.  In addition, we may be required to pay significant awards or settlements." 


The International EMF Scientist Appeal, signed by over 200 EMF research scientists, university professors and medical doctors from 40 countries, called upon the United Nations, the WHO, and the UN Member States to address the emerging public health crisis caused by indiscriminate use of microwave radiation emitting devices without safety precautions.

Our children's health is at risk and until the industry can ensure the public that this product is safe for children to use we are asking the schools and libraries not to promote these wireless virtual reality headsets.  The burden of proof should not be put upon the public to prove that it’s unsafe, but upon the industry to prove it is safe.

Thank you!
Janis Hoffmann

Sunday, 28 May 2017

A new Canadian study reports that 558 lifetime hours of cell phone use doubles the chance of gliomas, a deadly brain cancer.

Canadian Study Finds Cell Phone Use Increases Risk For Brain Cancer
Governments have allowed this technology to pervade our lives saying it did not have proof it could harm us. We now have evidence from the latest Canadian Interphone study data that found a statistically significant doubling of risk for glioma among cell phone users with only 558 lifetime hours of use.

How long will it take a teenager to amass 558 hours of cell phone use?