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Scientists have found a way to photograph people in 3D through walls using Wi-Fi

Ladies and Gentlemen,
The video of Elana Freeland is important, especially in the context of personal privacy as well as health. When viewed in the context of Ireland’s back door for 5G into Europe and the joint statement by the European Commission and the Department of Homeland Security.
//www.dhs.gov/geography/europe
Also note the comment by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on the attack one the U.K. Parliament. Under what would a U.S. agency have the authority to comment on activities in other sovereign countries?
This represents the incremental approach of creeping globalization.
Nowhere are elected political asking the question such incrementalism represents.
The speed of Ireland’s entry into the 5G marketplace is an example of governments working on behalf of business without due diligence on behalf of the health and safety of their citizens.
Thank you to all who have contributed.
Please circulate widely.
Kind regards,
John Weigel
Ireland

Updates

Scientists have found a way to photograph people in 3D through walls using Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi can pass through walls.

This fact is easy to take for granted, yet it’s the reason we can surf the web using a wireless router located in another room.

But not all of that microwave radiation makes it to (or from) our phones, tablets, and laptops. Routers scatter and bounce their signal off objects, illuminating our homes and offices like invisible light bulbs.

Now, German scientists have found a way to exploit this property to take holograms, or 3D photographs, of objects inside a room — from outside it.

//uk.businessinsider.com/wifi-camera-sees-through-walls-2017-5?r=US&IR=T

 

Some Android phones keep listening after ‘OK Google’ is disabled

As voice-activated digital assistants like Apple’s Siri and Amazon Alexa become more and more common, manufacturers usually let consumers choose when they should be listening.

But that’s not always the case for newer Android phones, which continue to passively listen for your voice even after a user disables the feature in the device’s settings.

In a video posted to Twitter, software engineer Zach Leatherman showed that even when his Android phone’s voice activation feature is disabled, the device will continue to listen for “OK Google” voice commands, which prompts an Android device to listen for further voice commands as long as its notifications panel is open. Leatherman said he discovered the quirk while scrolling through notifications on his Google Pixel while listening to a keynote speech from Google’s I/O conference.

//www.vocativ.com/431571/android-listening-ok-google/

Global Chemtrail Summit

Chemtrails HAARP & the Full Spectrum Dominance of planet Earth – Elana Freeland

 

Stop Spraying Us – Patrick Roddie Global Chemtrail Summit

 

Chemtrails and Toxic Skies – Clyde Lewis Ground Zero Radio Global Chemtrail Summit

 

Funny Clouds – Chemtrails – Raphaelle O’Neil – Global Chemtrail Summit

 

Chemtrail Awareness Versus Four Part Suppression – Global Chemtrail Summit Matt Landman

 

Tiny device allows you to track your vehicle using your Smartphone

With Over 4.5 Million Units Sold Worldwide, This is The Most Affordable Solution to Find Your Lost Items!

Have you ever lost your car on a parking lot? It happens. You park and go shopping. When you get back, you don’t have a clue where your car is. Then you start roaming around clicking on the panic button on your car keys so the alarm goes off. It can be frustrating, especially on a hot, sunny day.

No, you don’t need to install an expensive GPS system to keep track of your car. That’s way too expensive. You would need to pay a monthly subscription fee just to use it. Don’t we have enough bills to pay already?

But is there a way to track your vehicle without spending a fortune? Yes, now there is!

A California-based startup company was able to make this a reality. They created a tiny device that works with your smartphone, and it could be exactly what you’re looking for!

//www.studylifestyle.com/2016/trackr/14/?cid=12&utm_term=spiritdaily&sxid=5cpphg3upfdr

 

Potential White Zones in Ireland

Fancy your own island? Here are four islands on the market in Ireland

Country pile? Tick. Flash car? Tick. Helicopter? Tick. Hot tub? Tick. So what do the wealthy folk of this world spend their money on when it looks like they already have everything? The answer, it seems, is their own fiefdom – a private island.

When you imagine islands, you may think of deserted sunny beaches, palm trees and luxury wooden huts, so it may be a surprise to learn that millionaires sometimes opt for Irish islands. They may not be sun-drenched, but that doesn’t seem to deter overseas buyers who have the cash to splash.

Cork estate agent Dominic Daly is an expert when it comes to selling islands in Ireland. He currently has five on his books, ranging in price from €150,000 to €1.9m. After over 40 years in the business, Daly has seen it all.

//www.independent.ie/life/home-garden/homes/fancy-your-own-island-here-are-four-islands-on-the-market-in-ireland-35730879.html

 

Russia’s ‘killer satellites’ re-awaken

The trio of mysterious spacecraft were idle for at least a year. Now they’re zooming toward foreign satellites again—and no one really knows why.

A trio of mysterious Russian government satellites startled space experts when, shortly after blasting into low orbit between 2013 and 2015, they began dramatically changing their orbits, demonstrating a rare degree of maneuverability for small spacecraft.

Now after being idle for a year or more, two of the mystery-sats are on the move again. On April 20, 2017, one of them reportedly shaved hundreds of meters off its orbit in order to zoom within 1,200 meters of a big chunk of a defunct Chinese weather satellite that China smashed in a controversial 2007 test of an anti-satellite rocket.

//www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/05/19/russias-killer-satellites-re-awaken

Authored by Tom Chtham via Project Chesapeake
Interview with Jerry Day on Smartmeters and surveillance issues!

 

Technology is the master of modern slavery

The recent cyber attack on computers worldwide is just the latest wakeup call to the future we are blindly building for ourselves. The vast majority of humanity embraces technology like it is their next breath of air. Without it, they feel like they will die.

Technology is a double edged sword that we wield that must be handled with care less we cut off one of our own limbs. Technology allows us to be more productive and work faster than without it but as we embrace more technology to relieve us of many manual tasks we must not let it rule our very existence.

Technology must be used as a lever, not a crutch. When we give up our ability to function in daily life and allow technology to rule our every move, we ultimately give up our freedom. To allow technology to dictate what we can do and when we can do it is to reduce ourselves to nothing more than compliant slaves to it.

//www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-05-19/technology-master-modern-slavery

 

From Prof. Olle Johansson, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm

A very important new website: www.jolietalks.com

Please, see this very important message from the legendary Ms Jolie Jones – singer, entertainer, producer, author, charity founder, painter, humanitarian, activist, and top fashion model, daughter to the equally legendary Quincy Jones – and with personal experience of the functional impairment electrohypersensitivity.

Good Morning

I am very pleased to be presenting to you my new website www.jolietalks.com

Please feel free to share widely to friends, colleagues and the press if you feel so inclined.

I have put my heart and soul into making the most of it. I look forward to your thoughts.

I hope to be of service and have the opportunity to spread the information that you all have worked so hard to uncover and get out to the public for so long. I admire you all. Thank you for your work.

I send you my best

Sincerely

Jolie

I don’t know what will come from it all but I hope if there is press opportunity that I can call on you to be my advisory wall.

Please, share widely!!

New Jolie Talks website

It’s time to take a look at the 1st and 2nd hand exposure we are subjecting ourselves to. It is similar to back in the day when we started to talk and look at our exposure to cigarette smoke (1st and 2nd hand), and asbestos and lead for that matter.

A recent 15 year long US Government study costing $25 million done by the National Toxicology Program proves without a doubt that radiofrequencies emitted by wifi and other devices, such as cellphones, cause cancer in the brain and hearts of rats.

//www.jolietalks.com/

 

From Pauline Keeley, Dublin

Ireland’s Communications Regulator allocates space on 3.6GHz spectrum

ComReg has awarded five mobile and internet service providers space on the country’s3.6GHz spectrum, which has been identified as a primary band suitable for the introduction of 5G in Europe.

//www.rte.ie/news/business/2017/0522/877046-comreg-allocates-space-on-3-6ghz-spectrum/

 

Half of secondary school kids addicted to phones, says survey

Almost half of Irish secondary school children describe themselves as being “addicted” to smartphones, with 54pc saying they use them behind teachers’ backs while in class.

A survey of 2,600 Irish secondary school students by Studyclix also claims that 9pc of secondary school students have signed up for the dating service Tinder.

And Snapchat is now the most popular social media service among Irish teens, with 91pc of school-going survey respondents saying they use the messaging platform.

//www.independent.ie/business/technology/half-of-secondary-school-kids-addicted-to-phones-says-survey-35742005.html

From Sarah Dacre, ES-UK

Balanced viewpoint needed on Buzzfeed

Dear Campaigners,

ES-UK has invested in a Pan London(UK) advertising campaign during May using the attached poster and been lambasted by buzzfeed. Despite there being an opportunity to defend the claims of EMR Health effects, the on-line article does not feature any of the extensive scientific rebuttal shared by ES-UK Trustees..

It might be helpful if you would make your own minds up and post comments as soon as you are able.

//www.buzzfeed.com/tomchivers/a-charity-could-face-investigation-over-its-adverts-that?utm_term=.aw3XZ63EMQ#.saYNk39WrL

Facing a dying nation

TOTAL GAMMA RADIATION YRTW No 17 and 18

//www.veteranstoday.com/2017/05/20/total-gamma-radiation-yrtw-no-17-and-18/

Geoengineering: A new warning of deadly ozone layer collapse from a former NASA engineer

If the ozone layer completely collapses, all exposed life forms will collapse with it (terrestrial and aquatic). Climate engineering is decimating the ozone layer, all of Earth’s life support systems are at risk. The latest dire report below (addressing extreme UV radiation dangers) was assembled for GeoengineeringWatch.org by a retired NASA aerospace avionics engineer who is working exclusively with us. Out of concern for his safety, we must keep this individual anonymous at this time.

//www.geoengineeringwatch.org/a-new-warning-of-deadly-ozone-layer-collapse-from-a-former-nasa-engineer/

 

Geoengineering Watch Global Alert News, May 20, 2017

At what point do we use the word eugenics when referring to the ever more desperate actions of the completely out of control power structure? We are collectively being forced to endure an unimaginable onslaught of highly toxic assaults. From fluoridated water, to chemical laden GMO foods, to the highly toxic climate engineering fallout, and, of course, there are the forced vaccinations. 131 children in Africa have recently been vaccinated by gun point, that is how bad it is. What is all of this doing to our cognitive ability? Statistics prove that intelligence levels are indeed dropping precipitously. This is not conjecture, not speculation, not theory, but statistical fact. How convenient for those in power. Another record snow in the center of the US, while record heat surrounds the completely engineered chemical cool-down.

//www.geoengineeringwatch.org/geoengineering-watch-global-alert-news-may-20-2017/

 

BBC will shop viewers to their BOSS if they post ‘offensive’ online comments in shock new policy blasted as ‘Orwellian’ by privacy campaigners

• EXCLUSIVE: BBC says personal information can be used if users are ‘offensive’

• Policy sparks furious backlash online with corporation accused of ‘blackmail’

• Free speech campaigner Tom Slater says: ‘That anyone could draft this without getting flashes of Nineteen Eighty-Four is beyond me’

//www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4524810/BBC-threat-report-offensive-comments-users-BOSSES.html

 

From Emil-Pierre Steck, Australia

Electromagnetic Fields, Pulsed Radiofrequency Radiation, and Epigenetics: How Wireless Technologies May Affect Childhood Development

Announcing a Special Section of Child Development
from © The Society for Research in Child Development, Inc.

Contemporary Mobile Technology and Child and Adolescent Development,
edited by Zheng Yan and Lennart Hardell, May 15, 2017

Article by
Cindy Sage and Ernesto Burgio

Abstract

Mobile phones and other wireless devices that produce electromagnetic fields (EMF) and pulsed radiofrequency radiation (RFR) are widely documented to cause potentially harmful health impacts that can be detrimental to young people. New epigenetic studies are profiled in this review to account for some neurodevelopmental and neurobehavioral changes due to exposure to wireless technologies. Symptoms of retarded memory, learning, cognition, attention, and behavioral problems have been reported in numerous studies and are similarly manifested in autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, as a result of EMF and RFR exposures where both epigenetic drivers and genetic (DNA) damage are likely contributors. Technology benefits can be realized by adopting wired devices for education to avoid health risk and promote academic achievement.

//www.bioinitiative.org/how-wireless-technologies-may-affect-childhood-development/

 

DDCAM – PETITIONS & DEMOCRACY

Thank you for your response content of which has been noted.

In regard to petitions, as you know, AUS Governments, State & Federal and Councils/Municipalities do not by LAW have to address petitions. In the AUS Westminster System of Governance, not even Parliamentary Petitions have to be addressed and resolved, hence petitions only put a point across. For.e.g. this is difference in Switzerland, petitions must be addressed immediately and a solution to be found, to the petitioners satisfaction, Governance on Consensus. This is Governance for and by the Will of the People. Though as you know, we here in Australia have zero, zilch to say, no where to go and are on our own as we the people of Australia have zero ‘PEOPLES’ DEMOCRATIC EMPOWERMENT’ hence as many say, that we are ‘the slaves of the state’ and it is fair to say, that most people have no idea what a real & proper democracy is and what one should be able to take for granted in a real & proper democracy. Democracy is also not thought at schools!

Great many people, even most learned people/executives, etc. confirmed this to me, when I was advocating from 1993 to 2009 to advance our Aussie Democracy into the 21 Century.

Only three Federal MPs & one Victorian took serious interests into this subject matter whom met with me and communicated extensively with…. – but then it too died a silent death.

I trust sure you are aware of my Submission to the Federal Gvmt, when they called for submissions, but sadly they abandoned the process. My overseas supporters & helpers/observers were stunned and most disappointed.

There is a common saying in Switzerland, in one of the world’s most democratic nation, ” You get what you deserve – from nothing comes nothing” – Need say no more.

PS.

Any one is most welcome to have a copy of my ‘Advance Democracy’ Submission of 15 pages, to Canberra, dated May 2009 together with the requested cover letter, to be addressed to:-

The NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS CONSULTATION SECRETARIAT

Attorney-General’s Department

Central Office, Rupert Garran Office, National Circuit, BARTON ACT 2600

for which I had international support and input, also from my country of birth and education.

Regards

but keep on doing all your great work.

 

From Angela Tsiang, California

CA Public Health Dept had 27 versions of cell phone radiation and health fact sheets

The CA Dept of Public Health wrote 27 versions of a cell phone radiation and health fact sheetbetween 2009 and 2015, but NEVER released any of them to the public, according to records obtained by the San Francisco Chronicle. //bit.ly/CDPHsfchron When Dr. Joel Moskowitz of UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health asked to see it in 2014, he was refused. He sued, and won earlier this year. CBS news story //sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2017/03/02/cellphone-radiation-exposure-fact-sheet-draft-released-by-california-health-officials/

The court has ordered CDPH to release its cell phone radiation sheet, but the CDPH still will NOT release a final version of it to put on its website to warn the public. Here’s the only place you will see this cell phone warning sheet //www.sfchronicle.com/file/198/6/1986-Cell%20Phones%201-26-15.pdf

The CDPH is a public health agency, paid for by taxes, and responsible for disseminating important information affecting the public health. How many people would not have brain cancer now if they were warned between 2009 and 2015?

Among those 27 versions were statements like:

• studies of cell phone and cordless phone usage “suggest that after 10 years of heavy use there is an increased risk of malignant brain cancer and a kind of benign tumor in the inner ear, particularly on the side of the head where these phones are usually placed.” the Division of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control, agreed with the conclusions of the studies. (Note: “heavy cell phone use” was defined by as little as 2 hours per week [not per day] in some of these studies – most cell phone users today would fall in the “heavy cell phone use” classification)

• “Although most cell phone and cordless phone heavy users would not get brain cancer, the number of brain cancer patients coming to hospitals would increase and would represent a significant cost to society in suffering, medical costs and economic costs that one would want to avoid.”

• the lifetime risk of getting brain cancer is low, but that longtime heavy use of cell phones and cordless phones is enough to be of “regulatory concern.” (FCC is the regulatory body responsible for cell phones, suggesting that maybe FCC should take regulatory action)

• how state government and its employees could lower the risk of exposure, such as reducing the time workers were required to be on their cell phones, avoiding purchasing cordless phones for office use and ensuring employees have headsets.

• ” Do not allow children to use a cell phone, except for emergencies.” “parents may want to limit their child’s cell phone use to texting, important calls and emergencies.”

For more details, read email below from Dr. Moskowitz

The article in the San Francisco Chronicle about this //bit.ly/CDPHsfchron

For cell phone safety tips, scroll to the bottom

California Department of Public Health Releases

Secret Cell Phone Warnings

Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D.

School of Public Health

University of California, Berkeley

May 19, 2017

 

The California Attorney General’s Office released 27 versions of a cell phone radiation safety fact sheet prepared by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) initially in 2009 and revised multiple times through January, 2015. The State has never adopted this fact sheet nor released it to the public due to suppression by “political appointees” according to my sources.

The recommendations in the final version of the fact sheet are sound. CDPH should adopt and disseminate the fact sheet now. The public has a right to know the information that the Department’s health professionals have been trying to share with them since 2009. I further recommend that the fact sheet be updated annually consistent with the latest research.

The fact sheet is based upon reviews of the research conducted by the CDPH Division of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control between 2009 and 2014.

The original document reflected a consensus of the Division. The document summarized research on the health effects associated with exposure to cell phone and cordless phone radiation. It provided recommendations to the California Department of General Services, the “business manager” for the State, regarding cell phone purchases in addition to recommendations to state employees and the general public, especially children, about safe use of cell phones and cordless phones to minimize exposure to wireless radiation.

The final version of the fact sheet omits recommendations to the Department of General Services and does not discuss cordless phones.

The case is Dr. Joel Moskowitz v. California Department of Public Health (#34-2016-80002358).

Additional information is available on my Electromagnetic Radiation Safety web site at //bit.ly/CDPHsafer

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New records show how state reworked secret cell phone warnings

Melody Gutierrez, San Francisco Chronicle, published online May 19, 2017

SACRAMENTO — Newly released public records show that California public health officials worked for five years on a set of guidelines to warn the public about the potential dangers of cell phones, revising their work 27 times with updated research before abandoning the efforts without ever making their concerns public until ordered by a judge.

The 27 versions of the guidelines, obtained by The Chronicle, show that California health officials deleted a section that warned state employees with work-issued cell phones about the potential increased risk for brain cancer from use of the devices over time. The final version of the guidelines was a broad warning to the public about exposure to electromagnetic fields emitted by cell phones. It included a list of best practices to minimize exposure.

Joel Moskowitz, a public health researcher at UC Berkeley who sued the state to force the release of the records, said state officials should never have withheld the warnings from the public. Lawyers for the state had argued in court that release of the warnings could cause unnecessary panic.

“It would have to be purely political to deny distributing this,” Moskowitz said. “Science supports this.”

Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Shelleyanne Chang ordered the state in March to turn over the final version of the guidelines from 2014. This week, as part of the lawsuit, the judge forced California health officials to turn over all the previous versions of the guidelines it had kept secret.

It’s unclear what debate went on inside the California public health department over the guidelines — and whether there was any influence from outside the health department.

The Chronicle submitted a public records request to the California Department of Public Health in March asking for emails or documents related to why the cell phone guidelines were never approved to be made public — and to see if there was any outside influence. The department refused to release records, saying those that existed were protected by attorney-client privilege.

The little information that is known about the state’s efforts to create and then abandon cell phone guidelines can be gleaned from Moskowitz’s lawsuit and the newly released documents.

The first version of the guidelines, from 2009, said recent studies of cell phone and cordless phone usage “suggest that after 10 years of heavy use there is an increased risk of malignant brain cancer and a kind of benign tumor in the inner ear, particularly on the side of the head where these phones are usually placed.” The state department reviewing the material, the Division of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control, wrote that following its own “unpublished meta-analysis,” it agreed with the conclusions of the studies. Similar language about long-term effects was included in the later versions, but not the part about a consensus of study findings by the division.

The first version also included this language, which was later removed: “Although most cell phone and cordless phone heavy users would not get brain cancer, the number of brain cancer patients coming to hospitals would increase and would represent a significant cost to society in suffering, medical costs and economic costs that one would want to avoid.”

Additionally, the first version noted that that the lifetime risk of getting brain cancer is low, but that longtime heavy use of cell phones and cordless phones is enough to be of “regulatory concern.” That “regulatory concern” was removed in the later versions.

The early document also included the section of state employees, which was deleted. It detailed how state government and its employees could lower the risk of exposure, such as reducing the time workers were required to be on their cell phones, avoiding purchasing cordless phones for office use and ensuring employees have headsets.

The first version also warned: “Do not allow children to use a cell phone, except for emergencies.” The final version said “parents may want to limit their child’s cell phone use to texting, important calls and emergencies.”

“I want to know why this was suppressed,” Moskowitz said, referring to information he feels parents should be aware of.

The California Department of Public Health declined an interview request, releasing only written statements.

“The draft cell phone guidelines attempted to characterize the complex science around radiofrequency electromagnetic field (EMF) and provide options for people who want to reduce their exposure,” the statement read.

The California public health department told The Chronicle in March that it abandoned the guidelines because the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued national guidance on the same subject in 2014. But, even those national guidelines were the subject of controversy.

CDC’s updated guidelines in 2014 read “we recommend caution in cell phone use,” but that language was deleted weeks later.

A New York Times investigation last year examining more than 500 pages of internal CDC records found the agency’s new language had been worked on for three years, but soon after it was published officials grew concerned that it was being mistaken as a policy change. The language was then changed again in 2014 to say “some organizations recommend caution in cell phone use. More research is needed before we know if using cell phones causes health effects.”

Moskowitz said he hopes the state will decide to adopt and post the guidelines its own department created.

“It seems to me better late than never to notify the public,” Moskowitz said. “The public has a right to this information paid for with their tax dollars.”

The statement from the California Department of Public Health said there are no plans to post the guidelines on its website.

Melody Gutierrez is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: mgutierrez@sfchronicle.com. Twitter: @MelodyGutierrez

Cell phone use guidelines

Increase the distance between you and your cell phone by:

Using the speaker phone.

Sending text messages.

Use a headset and carry your phone away from your body. EMFs from wireless (Bluetooth) and wired headsets are usually weaker than those from a cell phone.

Keep your phone away from your body. A cell phone that is on can emit EMFs even when it is not being used.

Do not sleep with your cell phone near you or carry it in a pocket or directly on your body unless the phone is turned off.

Keep cell phone calls short, even when using a wireless or wired headset.

Take off your headset when you’re not on a call. Wireless and wired headsets emit EMFs even when you are not using your phone.

Do not rely on devices that claim to shield or neutralize EMFs from cell phones. These devices have not been shown to reduce exposures.

Source: California Department of Public Health

//bit.ly/CDPHsfchron

Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., Director
Center for Family and Community Health
School of Public Health
University of California, Berkeley

In April 2017, the Greek Athens Medical Association made 16 recommendations regarding the use of wireless devices, including limiting use of cell phones by children under 14, restricting their use when pregnant women and children are near, limiting use of wi-fi, keeping cell phones a safe distance from the body

//ehtrust.org/athens-medical-association-recommends-reducing-electromagnetic-wireless-radiation-protect-public-health/

 

In February 2017 an international conference was held in Reykjavik, Iceland regarding use of wireless in schools. Among the scientists and doctors presenting were Lennart Hardell, MD, PhD; Darius Leszczynski, PhD; Dr. Robert Morris, PhD, MD. Topics presented were increased RF radiation risk to brain tumors, brain function and cognitive impairment, oxidative stress in cells leading to DNA damage, and sperm damage. Videos of their presentations and others can be found here, as well as the Appeal that was signed calling for reducing children’s exposure to wireless RF radiation in schools

//ehtrust.org/science/key-scientific-lectures/2017-reykjavik-conference-technology-wireless-radiation-childrens-health/

 

Berkeley’s cell phone right to know law was upheld in the Ninth District Court of Appeals. The right to know law requires cell phone vendors in Berkeley to post the following warning:

To assure safety, the Federal Government requires that cell phones meet radiofrequency (RF) exposure guidelines. If you carry or use your phone in a pants or shirt pocket or tucked into a bra when the phone is ON and connected to a wireless network, you may exceed the federal guidelines for exposure to RF radiation. Refer to the instructions in your phone or user manual for information about how to use your phone safely.

This warning is just paraphrasing what is already in cell phone manuals that most people are not aware of. However the CTIA, the lobbying group representing the cell phone industry, sued Berkeley over this, lost, then appealed. Now they have lost again. // //www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Berkeley-cell-phone-warning-law-upheld-by-federal-11090621.php

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US and Canada share the same limits for cell phone radiation; all cell phones sold in US and Canada cannot exceed a SAR of 1.6W/kg. This limit is called safety code 6 in Canada, and in the US, it was set by the FCC. Here’s a list of 200 scientific studies showing harmful biological effects at levels below 1.6W/kg, compiled by C4ST, founded by former Microsoft Canada President Frank Clegg. //c4st.org/200-scientific-studies-reporting-potential-harm-non-thermal-levels/

Electromagnetic Radiation Safety

Website: //www.saferemr.com

Facebook: //www.facebook.com/SaferEMR

Twitter: @berkeleyprc

 

May 17, 2017: Midge Mathis (Maricopa county, AZ) tells her AMAZING and RIVITING story of how she became a TI victim of electronic torture and gang stalking. This is a HUGE story and the most powerful exposition I’ve ever heard to date on this modern form of enslavement/torture. This is a remarkably brave, articulate and intelligent woman. Listen to this show!
Radio host (and TI) Ella Free (tiangel2016@gmail.com) has the BEST call-in radio show in English for Targeted Individuals,
V2K, Remote Neural Monitoring, and Gang Stalking

 

Targeted Individual Midge (YaYa) Mathis interview with Ella Free

Another incredibly important Ella show for victims of electronic harassment and torture.
Very revealing information. Listen to this podcast!
May 16, 2017: Activist Matt E. on Targeted Individuals with Ella Free
(tiangel2016@gmail.com)
Activist Matt E. on Targeted Individuals with Ella Free

 

11-year-old activist warns about the Internet Of Things by weaponizing a teddy bear

Activist Post – 11-year-old Reuben Paul took the stage at the World Forum cyber security conference in The Hague. “From airplanes to automobiles, from smart phones to smart homes, anything or any toy can be part of the” Internet of Things (IOT),” he said, a small figure pacing the huge stage at the World Forum in The Hague. “From terminators to teddy bears, anything or any toy can be weaponised.” “IOT home appliances, things that can be used in our everyday lives, our cars, lights refrigerators, everything like this that is connected can be used and weaponised to spy on us or harm us.” Reuben demonstrated this fact by first obtaining the numbers of audience members via their Bluetooth connection, then taking one of the numbers to hack into his toy teddy bear. The bear now became a surveillance and recording device…. Fortunately, it doesn’t appear that young Reuben is on his way to work for the dark side. Instead he is shouting from the rooftop that we are entering a very dangerous new world where the things around us become “timebombs” as he calls them.

//www.activistpost.com/2017/05/11-year-old-activist-warns-internet-things-weaponizing-teddy-bear.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+ActivistPost+(Activist+Post

State Senate Committee Presses Pause on 5G Wireless Bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Opponents of a bill intended to smooth the way for the rollout of next-generation cell technology are cautiously optimistic – after a key committee put the measure on hold on Monday.

The state Senate finance committee put Senate Bill 649 in the suspense file, in the face of vocal opposition from groups concerned that the 5G technology emits harmful millimeter-wave frequencies when compared with the 3G and 4G now commonly in use.

Josh Hart, director of the group StopSmartMeters.org, says the bill would limit local governments’ ability to use zoning laws to block the proliferation of these towers near schools, hospitals and residential areas.

//www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-05-16/health-issues/state-senate-committee-presses-pause-on-5g-wireless-bill/a57712-1

 

EHS/MCS person in need of an EMF/MC safe environment

Hi Everyone,

I am in immediate need of temporary shelter in the North Bay, as a base camp. I would be happy to pitch a tent with access to kitchen and bathroom. I suffer from EHS and mold sensitivity and mostly need to be away from WiFi and other RF-emitting sources.

I have a professional background in nutrition and the real foods movement, but have hit hard times due environmentally induced health problems.

Have other possible places to go to in the future, but am in need of immediate shelter from high EMFs in an environmentally safe place.

I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you!

Marie Bishop

415-868-9622

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New records show how state reworked secret cell phone warnings

Melody Gutierrez, San Francisco Chronicle, published online May 19, 2017

SACRAMENTO — Newly released public records show that California public health officials worked for five years on a set of guidelines to warn the public about the potential dangers of cell phones, revising their work 27 times with updated research before abandoning the efforts without ever making their concerns public until ordered by a judge.

The 27 versions of the guidelines, obtained by The Chronicle, show that California health officials deleted a section that warned state employees with work-issued cell phones about the potential increased risk for brain cancer from use of the devices over time. The final version of the guidelines was a broad warning to the public about exposure to electromagnetic fields emitted by cell phones. It included a list of best practices to minimize exposure.

Joel Moskowitz, a public health researcher at UC Berkeley who sued the state to force the release of the records, said state officials should never have withheld the warnings from the public. Lawyers for the state had argued in court that release of the warnings could cause unnecessary panic.

“It would have to be purely political to deny distributing this,” Moskowitz said. “Science supports this.”

Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Shelleyanne Chang ordered the state in March to turn over the final version of the guidelines from 2014. This week, as part of the lawsuit, the judge forced California health officials to turn over all the previous versions of the guidelines it had kept secret.

It’s unclear what debate went on inside the California public health department over the guidelines — and whether there was any influence from outside the health department.

The Chronicle submitted a public records request to the California Department of Public Health in March asking for emails or documents related to why the cell phone guidelines were never approved to be made public — and to see if there was any outside influence. The department refused to release records, saying those that existed were protected by attorney-client privilege.

The little information that is known about the state’s efforts to create and then abandon cell phone guidelines can be gleaned from Moskowitz’s lawsuit and the newly released documents.

The first version of the guidelines, from 2009, said recent studies of cell phone and cordless phone usage “suggest that after 10 years of heavy use there is an increased risk of malignant brain cancer and a kind of benign tumor in the inner ear, particularly on the side of the head where these phones are usually placed.” The state department reviewing the material, the Division of Environmental and Occupational Disease Control, wrote that following its own “unpublished meta-analysis,” it agreed with the conclusions of the studies. Similar language about long-term effects was included in the later versions, but not the part about a consensus of study findings by the division.

The first version also included this language, which was later removed: “Although most cell phone and cordless phone heavy users would not get brain cancer, the number of brain cancer patients coming to hospitals would increase and would represent a significant cost to society in suffering, medical costs and economic costs that one would want to avoid.”

Additionally, the first version noted that that the lifetime risk of getting brain cancer is low, but that longtime heavy use of cell phones and cordless phones is enough to be of “regulatory concern.” That “regulatory concern” was removed in the later versions.

The early document also included the section of state employees, which was deleted. It detailed how state government and its employees could lower the risk of exposure, such as reducing the time workers were required to be on their cell phones, avoiding purchasing cordless phones for office use and ensuring employees have headsets.

The first version also warned: “Do not allow children to use a cell phone, except for emergencies.” The final version said “parents may want to limit their child’s cell phone use to texting, important calls and emergencies.”

“I want to know why this was suppressed,” Moskowitz said, referring to information he feels parents should be aware of.

The California Department of Public Health declined an interview request, releasing only written statements.

“The draft cell phone guidelines attempted to characterize the complex science around radiofrequency electromagnetic field (EMF) and provide options for people who want to reduce their exposure,” the statement read.

The California public health department told The Chronicle in March that it abandoned the guidelines because the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued national guidance on the same subject in 2014. But, even those national guidelines were the subject of controversy.

CDC’s updated guidelines in 2014 read “we recommend caution in cell phone use,” but that language was deleted weeks later.

A New York Times investigation last year examining more than 500 pages of internal CDC records found the agency’s new language had been worked on for three years, but soon after it was published officials grew concerned that it was being mistaken as a policy change. The language was then changed again in 2014 to say “some organizations recommend caution in cell phone use. More research is needed before we know if using cell phones causes health effects.”

Moskowitz said he hopes the state will decide to adopt and post the guidelines its own department created.

“It seems to me better late than never to notify the public,” Moskowitz said. “The public has a right to this information paid for with their tax dollars.”

The statement from the California Department of Public Health said there are no plans to post the guidelines on its website.

Melody Gutierrez is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. Email: mgutierrez@sfchronicle.com.

Cell phone use guidelines

  • Increase the distance between you and your cell phone by:
  • Using the speaker phone.
  • Sending text messages.
  • Use a headset and carry your phone away from your body. EMFs from wireless (Bluetooth) and wired headsets are usually weaker than those from a cell phone.
  • Keep your phone away from your body. A cell phone that is on can emit EMFs even when it is not being used.
  • Do not sleep with your cell phone near you or carry it in a pocket or directly on your body unless the phone is turned off.
  • Keep cell phone calls short, even when using a wireless or wired headset.
  • Take off your headset when you’re not on a call. Wireless and wired headsets emit EMFs even when you are not using your phone.
  • Do not rely on devices that claim to shield or neutralize EMFs from cell phones. These devices have not been shown to reduce exposures.

Source: California Department of Public Health

//bit.ly/CDPHsfchron

The Newsletter of EMF Refugee,
The International Coalition for an Electromagnetic Safe Planet (IC-ESP)

Electromagnetic Fields, Pulsed Radiofrequency Radiation, and Epigenetics: How Wireless Technologies May Affect Childhood Development

Announcing a Special Section of Child Development
from © The Society for Research in Child Development, Inc.
Contemporary Mobile Technology and Child and Adolescent Development

edited by Zheng Yan and Lennart Hardell, May 15, 2017

Article by
Cindy Sage and Ernesto Burgio

Abstract

Mobile phones and other wireless devices that produce electromagnetic fields (EMF) and pulsed radiofrequency radiation (RFR) are widely documented to cause potentially harmful health impacts that can be detrimental to young people. New epigenetic studies are profiled in this review to account for some neurodevelopmental and neurobehavioral changes due to exposure to wireless technologies. Symptoms of retarded memory, learning, cognition, attention, and behavioral problems have been reported in numerous studies and are similarly manifested in autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, as a result of EMF and RFR exposures where both epigenetic drivers and genetic (DNA) damage are likely contributors. Technology benefits can be realized by adopting wired devices for education to avoid health risk and promote academic achievement.

//www.bioinitiative.org/how-wireless-technologies-may-affect-childhood-development/

//www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28504324

 

Imprisoned – Paola’s EHS Story

I’m Paola, a 43-year-old woman from Italy, and I have been an EHS sufferer for 20 years, though I have “only” been aware of it for three and a half years.

From the mid-90s, I had hormonal disturbances, an acne-like skin rash that later on turned into a sort of cystic acne, irregular periods, frequent infections, urinary and gastrointestinal problems, frequent headaches, blurred vision, chronic fatigue, hair loss and alteration of circadian rhythms, just to mention the main symptoms.

They didn’t appear all at once. My health condition got worse year after year, but for almost 20 years I didn’t make any connection between these symptoms and my exposure to Electromagnetic Fields (EMFs).

After the introduction of 4G, they became unbearable and, to investigate the possible cause of one of the symptoms, I underwent a MRI scan – the second one of my life (I underwent the first one because in the end of the ‘90s, I started having frequent headaches accompanied by dysesthesia in the right arm).

//beingelectrosensitive.blogspot.ie/2017/05/imprisoned-paolas-ehs-story.html

 

The violence-inducing effects of psychiatric medication

By Kelly Brogan, MD

On May 17, 2017, we learned that Chris Cornell of Soundgarden had reportedly committed suicide by hanging. His family reports knowing a different Chris than one who would make this fatal decision, and suspect his anti-anxiety prescription in the altered state he was witnessed to be in the night he died. Perhaps an “addict turned psychiatric patient“, like so many, Chris Cornell seemed to have left the frying pan of substance abuse for the fire of psychiatric medication risks.

For reasons that remain mysterious, those under the influence of psychiatric medication often specifically choose to hang themselves in their moment of peak impulsivity. Some, like Kim’s husband Woody who was never depressed a day in his life but prescribed Zoloft by his internist, even verbalize a felt experience of his head coming apart from his body in the days before he was found hanged in his garage.

//kellybroganmd.com/the-violence-inducing-effects-of-psychiatric-medication/?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=facebook_page&utm_medium=Kelly+Brogan+MD+-+Holistic+Psychiatrist

 

Dr. Mercola: ‘How cellphones can cause brain tumors and trigger chronic disease’

Peroxynitrite at the heart of cellphone damage

Peroxynitrite is an unstable structural ion produced in your body after nitric oxide is exposed to superoxide. This complex chemical process begins with exposure to low-frequency microwave radiation from your cellphone, Wi-Fi and cellphone towers.

The process begins when low-frequency microwave radiation activates voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCC), producing calcium inside your cells and mitochondria. Nitic oxide is dependent on the presence of calcium to activate. With additional calcium present, nitric oxide is then activated in the cells.

Nitric oxide is a substance present in all vertebrates, and helps to control blood flow, neural activity and clotting. While it has many health benefits, it can become destructive when superoxide molecules, an ionized oxygen molecule, is released during pathological change, such as a stroke or muscle injury.

This reaction between nitric oxide and superoxide produces peroxynitrites, believed to be one root cause for many of today’s chronic diseases.40 Nitric oxide is the only molecule in your body produced at high enough concentrations to outcompete other molecules for superoxide and is a precursor for peroxynitrite.

//articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/05/23/cellphones-cause-brain-tumors-trigger-chronic-disease.aspx?utm_source=dnl&utm_medium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaign=20170523Z3&et_cid=DM146932&et_rid=2015952822

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Building Biology® Certified Electromagnetic Radiation Specialist (EMRS)

Serving the South San Francisco Bay Area (Santa Cruz, Monterey, and the Silicon Valley/San Jose Areas)

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From André Fauteux, éditeur, Magazine La Maison du 21e

California Senate committee presses pause on 5G wireless bill

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Opponents of a bill intended to smooth the way for the rollout of next-generation cell technology are cautiously optimistic – after a key committee put the measure on hold on Monday.

The state Senate finance committee put Senate Bill 649 in the suspense file, in the face of vocal opposition from groups concerned that the 5G technology emits harmful millimeter-wave frequencies when compared with the 3G and 4G now commonly in use.

Josh Hart, director of the group StopSmartMeters.org, says the bill would limit local governments’ ability to use zoning laws to block the proliferation of these towers near schools, hospitals and residential areas.

“This bill was basically written by the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association, the CTIA,” he says. “This is their wish list. Local governments are the biggest impediment to them putting wireless wherever they want to.”

Supporters of the bill say it will boost the economy by encouraging the spread of super-fast wireless connections in the Golden State.

The bill already sailed through the governance and finance committee but faced determined opposition from advocates on Monday, who organized hundreds of people to call into the hearing on a central conference line and express their concern.

A recent study by the National Toxicology Program found that male rats exposed to cell phone-like signals had a higher incidence of brain and heart tumors, compared with a control group.

Hart says other studies have linked 5G technology to skin and eye damage in humans.

“Approximately 5 to 6 percent of the population has been injured in some way by electromagnetic fields,” he adds. “This is an acknowledged impairment in Sweden. Often these people’s lives have been turned upside down. They’ve had to move into remote areas, lost jobs. This is a really serious and growing issue.

Hart says Santa Cruz and Marin counties and the League of California Cities have come out against the bill, which could be revived at any time before the end of the legislative session this summer.

//www.publicnewsservice.org/2017-05-16/health-issues/state-senate-committee-presses-pause-on-5g-wireless-bill/a57712-1

Posted on May 21, 2017

Reality

According to the Cellular Telephone and Internet Association (CTIA), Americans’ use of smartphones between 2015 and 2016 increased by 14.7%. Use of tablets increased by 16.7%. Data traffic increased 42.2%.

With the introduction of 5G (fifth generation of mobile devices) and the Internet of Things (machine-to-machine communication), device ownership, data traffic and the infrastructure that these require will continue to grow.

Marketing and use of devices and deployment of the infrastructure that they require continue without due diligence certification that the public’s life, health and property are safeguarded when these devices are used.

Regulation of technology’s impacts on security, privacy, fire, health, social interaction, wildlife, emergency preparedness, energy use or use of conflict minerals…has not kept up with electronic developments.

Proposed federal and state laws threaten to erode existing safeguards.

This newsletter offers introductory-level resources for concerned citizens who want to get informed.

Proposed federal Acts would eliminate local control over telecom infrastructure

In a statement, “Accelerating Wireless Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment,” WT Docket 17-79, Trump-appointed FCC Chair Ajit Pai wrote, “As networks evolve, our rules should too. Historic preservation and environmental review regulations designed for large macro-cell towers just don’t make sense for small cells that can be the size of a pizza box. And cities shouldn’t impose unreasonable demands or moratoria on wireless siting requests. This simply penalizes their own constituents who want better mobile service. To address these issues, we are seeking ideas for updating state, local and Tribal infrastructure review to meet the realities of the modern marketplace.

“If we do our job–if we can make the deployment of wireless infrastructure easier, consistent with the public interest–then we can help close the digital divide in our country.”

Former counsel to Verizon, Mr. Pai’s idea of “doing our job” does not include safeguarding the public’s life, health or property. It fails to recognize that wireless electronics and the infrastructure they require increase risks of hacking, privacy loss, fire, harm to children’s brain development, cancer, addiction, electronic interference with medical implants, etc. Further, Pai believes that every municipality should have 5G telecom facilities (antennas on public right-of-ways such as utility poles) whether or not they want them. This is loss of democratic process coupled with lack of professional engineering due diligence. For whose benefit?

Proposed federal and state legislation will erode local authority and increase exposure to electromagnetic radiation (EMR)

The U.S. Congress now has two proposed bills to expand broadband, deploy millions of antennas on public right-of-ways (PROWS, aka utility poles) and remove local authority over telecom facilities: The Mobile Now Act, S.19 and the Digit Act.

For citizens who want local authority over antenna placement, each of these bills makes the 1996 Telecom Act’s Section 704 look protective. Read journalist Blake Levitt’s assessment,

“Meet Another New FCC Docket – WT -17-29: Accelerating Wireless Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment.”
//www.electronicsilentspring.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/FCC-new-ruling.pdf

Proposed and enacted state bills support the federal bills that would eliminate local authority over cellular antenna placements on PROWs. Millions of “small cells” could be deployed, including in neighborhoods and parks, on PROWS. An antenna could be placed ten feet from a bedroom window. States with bills pending or passed that would pre-empt local zoning authority over telecom facility placement include: AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, MN, MO, NB, NC, NE, OH, PA, RI, TX, VA and WA.

For a former local planner’s opposition to California SB 649 (including pictures that show what happens when wireless facilities are not well regulated), see //tinyurl.com/kl4xw8a.

For reports about responses to California’s SB649, see Nina Beety’s update. //www.electronicsilentspring.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/SB-649-update.pdf

In Ohio, 80 municipalities are suing their state to protect their authority over telecom facilities.

Brecksville joins Cleveland lawsuit opposing state law on micro-wireless equipment

//www.cleveland.com/brecksville/index.ssf/2017/04/brecksville_joins_cleveland_la.html

Check out the League of Minnesota Cities’ “Small Cell Wireless Talking Points for HF739/SF561.”

//www.lmc.org/media/document/1/talkingpointssmallcellwireless.pdf?inline=true

Already, “small cells” are being installed in Sacramento and 10 other cities.

Sacramento, Calif., Will Be First of 11 Cities Nationwide to Test 5G Wireless Connectivity
//www.govtech.com/network/Sacramento-Calif-Will-Be-First-of-11-Cities-Nationwide-to-Test-5G-Wireless-Connectivity.html

Sacramento’s active efforts to streamline installation of 5G networks was likely part of the reason Verizon choose the city for its pilot.

In response to a Long Island neighborhood’s outrage over waking up to “cell phone repeaters” on their PROWs, a legislator called for studying the antennas’ health effects. Given federal laws that prohibit municipalities from considering health effects of antennas’ radiofrequency radiation emissions, what benefit would such a study provide?

LI residents protest over cellphone repeaters

 

Preventing new antennas from going up may be easier than getting them taken down. (And preventing them from going up is Not Easy.)

For more updates about state happenings, check out
California: www.stopsmartmeters.org
Florida: www.stopsmartmetersfl.org
British Columbia, Canada: www.stopsmartmetersbc.com
N. Carolina: //www.wral.com/small-cell-tower-compromise-moves-ahead/16709339/
While Massachusetts utilities press for “grid modernization,” citizen Patricia Burke asks for expedited passage of Rep. Kulik’s House Bill 3400, which would give ratepayers and elected officials the right to intervene in Dept. of Public Utilities dockets. At a listening session, Burke explained to legislators that in the 1990s, use of “energy efficient” devices overloaded the grid, caused neutrals to overheat, motors and transformers to burn out and electronic equipment to fail. Instead of addressing power quality issues, regulators allow electric utilities to use ground rods on telephone poles. Grid “modernization” has not addressed these flaws. Adding digital, transmitting utility meters (that pulse radio-frequency fields) to a grid designed for 60Hz increases power quality problems. So does adding solar systems with unfiltered inverters.

Burke encouraged legislators and utility officials to aim to minimize using electronics that require high frequencies on this grid, to filter where needed, to enlarge the neutrals and/or go to a 5-wire system. She also noted that bonding a home’s electricity system to copper water pipes can create unsafe levels of contact current (radiation) in plumbing pipes.

Meanwhile, in Michigan, national security threat analyst Cynthia Ayers spoke before the House Committee on Energy Policy. Her testimony concentrated “on the possibility of a catastrophic cyber attack to the systems we depend on for the delivery of electricity–the lifeblood of our modern civilization.” Because of “threats to personal safety as well as the safety of the grid,” the lack of surge protection associated with the new meters, and hacking, Ayers (a consultant within the Mission Control and Cyber Division of the Center for Strategic Leadership at the U.S. Army War College) recommended retaining “analog systems to the extent possible.”

As utilities modernize, insist that regulators and utility officials answer:

1. Did a registered, licensed professional electrical engineer (PE) certify that installation of the infrastructure in question (i.e. digital wireless meters), the safeguards the public’s life, health and property?

2. Given that the property owner owns the electric meter socket, the utility owns the meter, and the utility controls the meter-socket assembly, who is liable in the event of an explosion or fire at the meter?

3. Will this digital, transmitting utility meter have a properly sized fuse?

4. Who calculated the proper size for this meter’s fuse?

5. Who determined that this meter is safe from cyber attack?

6. Who determined that this meter’s readings are accurate?

E-technologies continue to provide a full range of challenges:

New studies and scientific papers continue to show that EMR exposure from common wireless technologies harms health and wildlife

Cindy Sage and Ernesto Burgio have published a review of new epigenetic studies that account for some neurodevelopmental and neurobehavioral changes in children due to exposure to wireless technologies: “Electromagnetic Fields, Pulsed Radiofrequency Radiation, and Epigenetics: How Wireless Technologies May Affect Childhood Development,” Child Dev., doi:10.1111/cdev.12824.

Cell phone use during pregnancy results in the child’s behavioral problems. Also, prenatal exposure to WiFi affects offsprings’ neurological development and behavior in adulthood.

New study findings confirm risks of nonionizing radiation and present oxidative cell stress as a verified mechanism of damage.

In The Townsend Letter‘s April, 2017 issue, Jim West reports that “the hazards of ultrasound to the human fetus have been confirmed in China since the late 1980s.” An electronic measuring echo used to determine a fetus’ health, ultrasound exposes the fetus to a form of radiation during early gestation, a period of rapid cellular division.

Belgian etymologist Dr. Marie-Claire Cammaerts proposes a way to test the hypothesis thatelectromagnetism is one cause of bee colony collapse disorder in the Journal of Behavior, 3.28.17.

Children and Schools

Read Lee Sang’s piece in the Nation,

“How Online Learning Companies Bought America’s Public Schools.”
//www.thenation.com/article/how-online-learning-companies-bought-americas-schools/

For an overview about privatization of schools, read Dr. Roxana Marachi’s blogpost: //eduresearcher.com/2017/04/24/privatization-explained/

Chicago school administrators asked Google to comply with the federal Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, which permits federally funded educational institutions to share students’ personal information with vendors who use the information only for school purposes. Instead, Google wanted the Chicago Schools to use an app called Classroom before determining whether it complied with the district’s student-protection policies.

//www.nytimes.com/2017/05/13/technology/google-education-chromebooks-schools.html?_r=0

A confidential lease between Milestone Communications and Prince George County (Maryland) Public Schools would allow cell tower development at 73 of the county’s 208 schools. Theodora Scarato uncovered the controversial lease through Freedom of Information Act requests; now, the telecom corporation may back down.

//www.wusa9.com/news/local/greenbelt/cell-towers-could-be-built-at-dozens-of-prince-georges-co-schools/438970099

Toy-maker Mattel’s Aristotle, a “digital nanny” designed to “soothe” a crying baby, help toddlers learn to speak and provide constant companionship during the growing years also collects and stores data about the child’s interests and sleep patterns. The data can be shared with partner corporations for marketing, How does replacing a human caregiver with a robot affect a child? How do this digital nanny’s EMR emissions impact developing children? //action.storyofstuff.org/sign/digital-nanny

An 11-year-old Texan showed security experts how he could hack into their Bluetooth devices and “weaponized” a “smart” toy. //indianexpress.com/article/technology/science/cyber-kid-stuns-experts-by-weaponising-smart-toys/

The World Health Organization reported on 11 April 2017 that the latest data show a global increase of 13% in childhood cancer incidence over two decades.
Latest data show a global increase of 13% in childhood cancer incidence over two decades
//www.iarc.fr/en/media-centre/pr/2017/pdfs/pr251_E.pdf

My paper, Inviting Discussion About Safer Tech Use in Schools //www.electronicsilentspring.com/safer-schools can also apply to safer tech use in homes and businesses. “Shifts” in awareness often happen in one-to-one conversation. Could this piece serve as a focal point for discussion?

Internet Privacy Protections are on the Chopping Block

The U.S. House of Representatives has passed S.J.Res.34, //www.aclu.org/news/congress-votes-gut-internet-privacy-protections which would overturn an FCC rule that requires Internet providers to get customers permission before selling your data, such as browsing history.

Worker safety

In 2008, the head of Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) called working
//nypost.com/2017/04/22/keeping-up-your-cellphone-service-has-killed-35-people/ on a cell tower “the most dangerous job in America.” Douglas Scott Delaney, a “tower dog” (he works on cell towers), has published Tower Dog: Life Inside the Deadliest Job in America. About 15,000 “tower dogs” maintain the U.S.’s current 215,000 cellular towers. They make an average of $18 per hour.

Meanwhile, Verizon now says workers can be fired
//arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/10/verizon-workers-can-now-be-fired-if-they-fix-copper-phone-lines/?inc_cid=193eaa3dd3&mc_eid=ac30b85961 if they fix copper phone lines, rather than replace broken copper with wireless.

Driverless cars //venturebeat.com/2017/04/25/why-highways-should-isolate-self-driving-cars-in-special-smart-lanes/ and vehicle-to-vehicle communications //www.technologyreview.com/s/534981/car-to-car-communication/ challenge everyone on the road.

The Nat’l Highway Traffic Safety Administration is proposing to mandate radar (V2V technology)//www.electricalpollution.com/RFinCars.html in all new cars and light trucks. The aim of V2V is to improve driving safety and pave the way for self-driving cars.

The SEC has halted some enforcement of its conflict minerals rule. Mining //mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN1792WX for minerals like coltan (necessary for all wireless devices that need to hold charge) has contributed to mass rapes and more loss of life more than any other situation since WWII. Acting SEC Chair Mike Piowowar says that for now, companies will not be required to conduct a due diligence review or an audit to determine minerals’ origins.

For more info on conflict mineral, read Peter Eichstaedt’s Consuming the Congo: War and Conflict Minerals in the World’s Deadliest Place.

Questions to keep at the forefront

The more complex a system gets, the harder it is to maintain safety. To safeguard the public’s life, health and property regarding the wireless electronics and infrastructure, we need to ask questions:

* Who determines safety? How did they determine it?
* Is the device in question proven safe from fire hazards, //www.electronicsilentspring.com/primers/cell-towers-cell-phones/cell-tower-fires-collapsing/ hacking and privacy breeches? Has the infrastructure it requires been proven safe //emfsafetynetwork.org/category/fires-and-explosions/ ?
* In the event of a power outage, will the new infrastructure (i.e. wireless phones) provide emergency services as reliably as copper legacy landlines?
* How will federal and local officials respond when (not if) our electric grid is hacked //www.nytimes.com/2017/05/12/world/europe/uk-national-health-service-cyberattack.html?_r=2?
* Could turning on a light (or other device) //www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/security-awareness/thought-seen-iot-needs-us/ lead to surveillance? Could using a humble router //www.cbc.ca/news/technology/routers-cia-wikileaks-cyber-security-insecure-1.4017033 make your home insecure?
* Is the device and its infrastructure safe for pregnant women, infants, children, people with implants, wildlife and our ecosystem? For what duration? Will it impact children’s brain development?
* How/can users prevent themselves from becoming addicted to the device?
* Is the technology proven safe in combination with other devices?
* Do those who work near equipment receive proper warning about and protection from dangers, including exposure to electromagnetic radiation?
* Do we have the energy and natural resources required to support the manufacturing, shipping, operating and infrastructure for every person owning and frequently replacing personal wireless devices? Who determines we’ve got these resources?
* If someone claims that a device and the infrastructure it requires are safe, ask, Where’s your proof?
* Who is liable in the event that a device (i.e. a smartphone, smart meter, smart appliance, school or work-issued iPad or Chromebook, Distributed Antenna System, small cell on a public right-of-way, etc.) causes fire, a breech of security or privacy, health damage or fatality to a worker, children’s health damage, interference with a medical implant, violation of environmental protections like the Migratory Bird Treaty Act?

Most states have statutes that require professional engineering (PE) due diligence to safeguard the public before new technology is installed and made available to the public. For example, we mandate PE due diligence before anyone drives a car over a bridge or activates a water system. Why/would electrical infrastructure be different?

Good news:

California’s Department of Public Health has released a fact sheet on cell phone radiation safety.

In April, CBS News’ 60 Minutes aired a story about the mechanism that makes smartphones so addictive: rather than delay response to a Snapchat feature by 15 seconds, they’re programmed to give users immediate feedback. Teens may be the most susceptible users. Tristan Harris, a former Google product manager, is urging corporations “to change the attention economy into a ‘time-well-spent economy.’” Getting all of this into the public’s awareness is very good news.

Jeromy Johnson has described how to set up a safer Internet connection.

A church in South Africa realized that accepting money to erect a cell tower on their property would “betray the very community we are called to love and serve.”

//www.emfsa.co.za/news/letter-raise-awareness-amongst-church-leaders-principals-community-leaders-cell-tower-placements/

After the City of Berkeley passed a landmark cell phone right-to-know ordinance on March 21, 2016, the CTIA/Wireless Association sued to block it. On April 21, 2017, a three judge panel voted to deny the CTIA’s request.

Please help keep this newsletter going!

Thanks to everyone who aims to use electronics as safely as possible, reduces their energy useand EMR emissions.

To healthier ecosystems and safer communities,

Katie Singer
www.electronicsilentspring.com

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