Friday, 28 March 2014

School Boards are guilty of "Willful Blindness" i

Ten reasons why handheld devices should be banned for children under the age of 12

Wireless Tablets Are Even Worse Than Cell Phones
Even Apple's own Important Product Information Guide won't tell you that their product is safe to use.  Read it carefully.

Have you read your Safety Manual and Disclaimer for your Cell Phone because if you don't follow the instructions the cell phone company is saying they are not liable.

Must Watch!
"Willful Blindness is a legal concept which means, if there's information that you could know and you should know but you somehow manage not to know, the law deems that you're willfully blind. You have chosen not to know.

Dr Anthony Miller to Toronto Council re: RF Exposure (4min)
Description: exposure should be classified as a 2A (probable carcinogen), not a 2B (possible carcinogen).


A Canadian Teachers’ Federation Brief on Wi-Fi exposure in Canadian classrooms

“The Canadian Teachers Federation (CTF) is a national alliance of provincial and territorial teacher organizations that represent nearly 200,000 elementary and secondary school teachers across Canada. As part of our role, we not only advocate for teachers but for students in their care as well.

Health Canada has established a level they consider as safe for public exposure to Wi-Fi radiation. This public exposure level is used by Industry Canada when determining the safe level of exposure in the workplace. Our concern is there appears to be varying viewpoints as to the potential danger of exposure. We recommend that a more prudent approach be taken especially in workplaces such as public schools where children are required to be present for a significant amount of time.

In September 2013, the CTF undertook an on-line survey of teachers in Canada. We received over 3,800 responses from classroom teachers currently working in Canadian schools. The survey explored three main areas: how Internet is accessed in school and how that access affects pedagogy; information provided by school boards regarding the use of Wi-Fi in school; and, teachers’ perceptions regarding the safety of Wi-Fi.

Internet Access in School

The vast majority of teachers reported that their school had access to either a hard-wired connection or both a hard-wired connection and a wireless connection. Only 8.5% of respondents reported they only had access to a wireless connection. When asked which access they would prefer, a majority of respondent teachers (76.6%) preferred access to both a wired and wireless connection.

In terms of the use of internet for instruction, the majority of teachers agreed that, if wireless was present in the school, it was used by both teachers for direct instruction of students and by students for educational purposes on devices that could not connect to the Internet by a wired connection. This being said, the majority of respondents also agreed that the educational objectives could be met with a wired connection (54.1%) and/or with a wireless connection that could be turned off when not in use (79.3%).

Communication with the School Community

One major concern expressed by teachers who responded identified the lack of communication around the use of Wi-Fi technology in the school. Some 58.3% of respondents stated that very little or no effort has been made by employers to inform and educate teachers about the presence and safety of Wi-Fi in school. An even greater percentage of respondents (70.2%) reported little or no effort was made to educate parents. Teachers were not aware of parent communities expressing concern about Wi-Fi in schools. Only 7.3% of respondents indicated they had heard concerns expressed by parents.

Teachers’ Perceptions regarding the Safety of Wireless Technology

Respondents were asked the extent to which they were concerned regarding the potential health risks related to the use of Wi-Fi in schools. Approximately one-third of respondents were at least somewhat concerned. The more telling response arose, however, when teachers were asked if precautions should be taken to limit exposure of Wi-Fi to students and teachers. Some 31.5% agreed that precautions to limit exposure should be taken, 30.1% disagreed and 38.4% did not know. There is a lack of education on the issue.

Conclusions and Recommendations

The CTF is concerned about the lack of definitive research regarding the adverse health effects of Wi-Fi radiation. Decisions regarding exposure to Wi-Fi should be based upon sound science. Given the relative "newness" of broad Wi-Fi coverage and the difficulty in controlling variables in this type of research, we propose a prudent approach to the use of Wi-Fi, especially where children are present.

Our poll of teachers clearly indicated that pedagogical needs could be met in schools with an approach that limits exposure to Wi-Fi. For example, many schools use a mobile cart of laptop or tablet computers. That cart could include a wireless access point that is powered on when necessary and turned off at other times. Schools could continue to be "hard wired" and wireless internet access could be provided as needed. Of those teachers who indicated they were not concerned at all about potential health risks of Wi-Fi; one-third thought that at least some
precautions should be taken to limit exposure.


That Safety Code 6 include a recommendation for prudent use of Wi-Fi whenever possible including the recommendation to limit consistent exposure in schools by turning off wireless access points when not in use.

That Safety Code 6 exposure thresholds be based upon both thermal and biological effects of exposure to Wi-Fi
Also evident in our polling was the fact that teachers and school communities have not been informed regarding the implementation of Wi-Fi and any inherent potential hazards. In the absence of a definitive statement regarding the safety of Wi-Fi that addresses concerns raised through social and regular media, teachers are rightly concerned for their personal safety and the safety of the children in their care.


That the Expert Panel recommend an education program regarding the relative safety of Wi-Fi exposure and that appropriate resources be developed to educate the public regarding ways to avoid potential exposure risks of Wi-Fi access points and devices.

Monday, 24 March 2014

March 2014 Update

New Flyer! Do you know where the WiFi/Bluetooth Antennas are on your child's iPad?
Did you know...
When an iPad’s WiFi is turned on, it emits a burst of microwave radiation approximately every four seconds. That makes 900 blasts per hour in the child’s hands, on their lap, or at their face and does not include any additional data signals resulting from uploading and downloading activities. The beacon signal from the iPad occurs every 4 seconds even when the user is not accessing the Internet.

Schools crack down on video streaming
How much of our money ear marked for ‘Education’ is being used to pay for video streaming movies and games for our children to be entertained on their wireless devices during school?

Peter Parker and Olle Johansson - The Richie Allen Show:  WiFi in schools

Calculated omissions by cell phone industry citing pickles in IARC Group 2B - Specifically Traditional Asian Pickles

Next time the industry attempts this kind of misdirection; the full facts can set there cord straight.

Health Canada – Additives in Food

Coffee - in IARC Group 2B - (urinary bladder)
Data has shown that women of childbearing age and children may be at greater risk from caffeine.





February 2014 Update

Wi-Fi in Schools: Dr. Stephen Sinatra M.D. FACC board-certified cardiologist – Wireless Microwave Radiation – new Cardiac Risk Factor and Electro-sensitivity – new Medical Condition


INVISIBLE THREAT - The Link Between Wireless Radiation and a Host of Serious Illnesses

WiFi – The Invisible Killing Fields

Digital Portable Phones and Microwave Radiation on the Electrosensitive

An older video but very informative – March 23, 2010

January 2014 update

American Academy of Environmental Medicine - Wireless Radiofrequency Radiation in Schools
The peer reviewed, scientific literature demonstrates the correlation between RF exposure and neurological, cardiac, and pulmonary disease as well as reproductive and developmental disorders, immune dysfunction, cancer and other health conditions. The evidence is irrefutable.

The Top Cell Phone Radiation Safety Stories of 2013

The American Academy of Pediatrics submitted a letter to the FCC that urged the adoption of standards that protect children's health and well-being from radiation emitted by cell phones and other wireless devices.

WHO International Stakeholder Seminar on Radiofrequency Policies
The profit-driven telecommunications industry is trying to do away with this precautionary approach, with the proliferation of phone masts throughout the world and growing use of mobile phones by all members of society including children and pregnant woman, without any prior warnings of the dangers associated with untested and unregulated technology, thus endangering untold millions.

Friday, 21 March 2014

Recommended Videos for Presentations to Parents and Teachers

Global News: 16:9 with Carol Jarvis  (14 min)
WiFi causes heart problems, headaches and other neurological disorders in children. Canadian Documentary exposes the truth.

Safe & Smart 4 r Kids- reduce wireless radiation (9min)
Australian Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety Agency’s advice (ARPNSA)
is equivalent to Health Canada who determines our exposure standard (Safety Code 6) for radio frequency, microwave radiation exposure.

WiFi in Schools - The Facts (18 min)
Around the world an increasing number of governments and authorities have banned or warned against the use of wifi in schools. Many experts, scientists and doctors are warning the public to take a precautionary approach.  In this video we examine the facts...

Dr. Anthony Miller to Toronto Council re: RF Exposure (4 min)
University of Toronto's Dalla Lana School of Public Health presents to Toronto Council that RF exposure should be classified as a 2A (probable carcinogen), not a 2B (possible carcinogen)
Radiofrequency Radiation - Hidden Health and Environmental Effects
by B. Blake Levitt - Congressional Staff Briefing (11 min)

Wi-Fi in Schools: Dr. Stephen Sinatra M.D. (8min)
Dr. Sinatra cautions ’this exposure is the greatest medical threat of our time.’  Students in WiFi schools experience ‘unexplained’ cardiac and other symptom.
Strong evidence for hazards of RF in brain cancer -  (2 min)
David Carpenter, MD - "A whole generation may be very much at risk"

Amazing 30 minute presentation by UK MD Dr. Erica Mallery-Blythe on Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity. This can be used to educate everyone, your family doctor in particular. (36 min)

Dr. Magda Havas: WiFi in Schools is Safe. True or False? (24 min)

Learn about studies that have documented the adverse effects of this radiation on rats, blood cells, the heart, cancer; learn about alternatives to wireless routers that are cost effective, energy efficient and that don't emit microwave radiation.

Resonance – Beings of Frequency (1:28)
A sensational eye-opening documentary, which reveals the harm we are doing by existing in an ocean of man made wireless frequencies.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Do you know where teh WiFi / Bluetooth Antennas are on your child's iPad?

Did you know

When an iPad’s WiFi is turned on, it emits a burst of microwave radiation approximately every four seconds. That makes 900 blasts per hour in the child’s hands, on their lap, or at their face and does not include any additional data signals resulting from uploading and downloading activities. The beacon signal from the iPad occurs every 4 seconds even when the user is not accessing the Internet. In other words, even if a child is only drawing or playing games, they will still receive 900 bursts of microwave radiation an hour as long as the WiFi antenna is left ‘On.’

Download flyer

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Major Wireless Device Safety Warnings

Below is a list of warnings from every major manufacturer in the world found deep inside their user manuals warning consumers of the dangers of holding their device to the head or storing in pockets/bras. Most people have no idea. This information should be on the front package of every device.

Apple - "iPhone's SAR measurement may exceed the FCC exposure guidelines for body-worn operation if positioned less than 15 mm (5/8th inch) from the body. When using iPhone near your body for voice calls or for wireless data transmission over a cellular network, keep iPhone at least 15 mm (5/8th inch) away from the body, and only use carrying cases, belt clips or holsters that do not have metal parts and that maintain at least 15 mm (5/8th inch) separation between iPhone and the body."
SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) which is a measure of the rate at which energy is absorbed by the human body when exposed to a radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic fields.

Blackberry - “Use hands-free operation if it is available and keep the BlackBerry device at least 0.98 in. (25 mm) from your body (including the abdomen of pregnant women and the lower abdomen of teenagers) when the BlackBerry device is turned on and connected to the wireless network.

Samsung - "For body-worn operation, this phone has been tested and meets FCC RF exposure guidelines when used with an accessory that contains no metal and that positions the mobile device a minimum of 1.5cm from the body."

Motorola - "If you wear this mobile device on your body, always place the mobile device in a Motorola-supplied or approved clip, holder, holster, case, or body harness. If you do not use a body-worn accessory supplied or approved by Motorola, keep the mobile device and its antenna at least 2.5cm (1 inch) away from your body."

Sony - "For body-worn operation, this phone has been tested and meets FCC RF exposure guidelines when the handset is positioned a minimum of 15mm away from the body without any metal parts in the vicinity of the phone or when used with the original Sony Ericsson body-worn accessory intended for this phone. Use of other accessories may not ensure compliance with FCC RF guidelines."

T-Mobile - "This device has been tested for body-worn operation with the distance at of 0.79 inch (2cm) for a normal mode and with the distance of 0.39 inch (1cm) for a hot-spot mode from the user's body. To comply with FCC RF exposure requirements, a minimum separation distance of 0.79 inch (2cm) for a normal mode and 0.39 inch (1cm) for a hot-spot mode must be maintained from the user's body."

Casio - "For body-worn operation, this phone has been tested and meets the FCC RF exposure guidelines when used with an accessory that has not metal parts and that positions the handset a minimum of 2cm from the body.Noncompliance with the above restrictions may result in violation of RF exposure guidelines."

Pantech - This device was tested for typical body-worn operations with the back of the phone kept 2cm from the body. To maintain compliance requirements, use only belt clips, holsters, or similar accessories that maintain a 2cm separation distance between the user's body and the back of the phone, including the antenna."

HTC - "This device was tested for typical body-worn operations. To comply with RF exposure requirements, a minimum separation distance of 1cm must be maintained between the user's body and the handset, including the antenna."

Kyocera - "To maintain compliance with FCC RF exposure guidelines, if you wear a handset on your body, use a Sprint-supplied or Sprint-approved carrying case, holster, or body-worn accessory. If you do not use a body-worn accessory, ensure the antenna at least 0.886 inch (2.2cm) away from your body when transmitting. Use of non-Sprint-approved accessories may violate FCC exposure guidelines."
iPad Warnings

Apple says, “Read all safety information below and operating instructions before using iPad to avoid injury.”
 “iPad contains radio transmitters and receivers. When on, iPad sends and receives radio frequency (RF) energy through its antenna. The Wi-Fi and Bluetooth® antennas are located behind the screen to the left of the Home button, and behind the Apple logo... A cellular antenna is located at the top edge of iPad Wi-Fi+3G, when oriented with the Home button at the bottom.” ... to be sure that human exposure to RF energy does not exceed the FCC, IC, and European Union guidelines, always follow these instructions and precautions: Orient the device in portrait mode with the Home button at the bottom of the display, or in landscape mode with the cellular antenna (located under the black edge at the top of the device) away from your body or other objects...”
The user manual recommends: you can further limit your exposure by limiting the amount of time using iPad Wi-Fi+3G in wireless mode, since time is a factor in how much exposure a person receives, and by placing more distance between your body and iPad Wi-Fi + 3G, since exposure level drops off dramatically with distance.”

Elsewhere in our world others have reviewed concerns regarding wireless 
technologies and have adopted resolutions...
The Council of Europe (47 Countries) Adopted Resolution 1815 (2011):

8.1.2. reconsider the scientific basis for the present standards on  exposure... 
8.1.4. pay particular attention to “electrosensitive” people...                                                                    
8.1.1. take all reasonable measures to reduce exposure to electromagnetic fields, especially to radio frequencies from mobile phones, and particularly the exposure to children and young people who seem to be most at risk from head tumors:  
8.3.1 develop within different ministries (education, environment and health) targeted information campaigns aimed at teachers, parents and children to alert them to the specific risks of early, ill-considered and prolonged use of mobiles and other devices emitting microwaves  
8.3.2 for children in general, and particularly in schools and classrooms, give preference to wired Internet connections, and strictly regulate the use of mobile phones by schoolchildren on school premises; 

Insurers, Risk and Health Claims… 


"A re-insurance company is a company that backs up an industry for claims that the industry may not be able to cover.  Possibly the largest re-insurance company in the world, Swiss Re, will not take this liability on with cell phones and health effects.  At present, most cell phone companies are “self insured”.  Meaning, they may be able to just file bankruptcy should there be too many claims.” 

“In its Swiss Re SONAR Emerging Risks report, 2013, which covers risks that could “impact the insurance industry in the future”, the company categorises the impact of health claims related to electromagnetic fields (EMFs) as ‘high’.  It acknowledges recent reports of courts ruling in favour of claimants who have experienced health damage from mobile phones, and also says that anxiety over risks related to EMFs is “on the rise”.”
Lloyds Of London Risk Assessment 2011. This Document is a report on a global survey of 500 Board Level executives in 2011. The Report assesses what the executives believe are the top 50 risks to their businesses. Only 12.4% of those surveyed represented IT, Technology Or Telecom companies. Yet, The “harmful  effects of new technology” was named as a new risk (as compared to 2009)in the top 50.