This (first) story about a car which runs on compressed air will be a relief to may persons who have become very sensitive to electrical fields.
Many modern cars give off very strong electro magnetic fields making them dangerous to drivers and passengers. New electric vehicles and hybrid vehicles were likely to worsen the exposure to EMFs. The compressed gas vehicle has the possibility of having very low EMFs and being safe for all.
The Best Alternative Energy Car
In 1932, J.M. Custer of Piggott, Arkansas had an idea for a car that would run on compressed air. He not only built the car, but it actually ran. He used an engine that resembled a radial airplane motor in appearance. It was mounted upright in the same space occupied by gasoline motors in standard cars.
Four tanks filled with compressed air powered the car 500 miles at a speed of 35 miles an hour. The engine did not require a cooling system, ignition system, carburetor, nor the hundreds of moving parts included in a standard gasoline motor.
The technology didn't attract much interest for 75 years. But it's resurfacing, using today's high technology.
A research and development company called Magnetic Air Cars, Inc. is developing an air-powered prototype car in Silicon Valley. They believe that their design will be sufficient to power a modern new vehicle, or retrofit a used vehicle -- even a large SUV or truck.
It wasn't all that long ago that the idea of making a car that could run on something as innocuous as air or water seemed completely preposterous. But fortunately, things do change, albeit slowly.
While the Magnetic Air Car is the first to combine a magnetic motor with an air compressor, there are other cars close to commercial production utilizing the compressed air technology.
The Air Car, by Luxembourg-based Moteur Developement Int. (MDI) also runs on compressed air, and, according to a January article in the MIT publication Technology Review, the Air Car is already set to go into commercial production. MDI has struck a deal with India's largest carmaker, Tata Motors, to put the non-polluting vehicles on the streets of India sometime this year.
The MDI Air Car may also offer up some healthy competition against the Magnetic Air Car here in the U.S.
According to an article in Popular Mechanics, Zero Pollution Motors -- the U.S. licensee for MDI -- expects to produce the world's first air-powered car for the United States by late 2009 or early 2010.
Folks, this is a much better option than a hybrid or electric car, which literally envelopes you in strong electromagnetic fields. Best of all, it has NO EMISSIONS whatsoever.
We are simply running out of excuses for not converting to safer (and cheaper!), renewable energy sources that don't turn the Earth into a toxic waste dump with every mile we drive.
WiFi in schools puts children at real risk
Thursday, 6 November 2008
We at Mast Sanity are campaigning for WiFi to be removed from schools pending proof of safety which has never been shown.
On the contrary, much of the scientific evidence, and there are thousands of papers on microwave radiation, point to harmful effects such as DNA damage and cancers in the medium term.
To put WiFi in schools is simply unacceptable and unethical.
We already know what the Government's 'research' on WiFi in schools will say.
We already know the exposures are similar to being in the main beam from a phone mast as we have already measured them. It does not take two years and £300,000 of taxpayers money.
The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection guidelines do not protect the public from anything but heating in the short term. They do not protect against any other effects from constant exposure.
At a recent conference in London the head of the Russian equivalent organisation, Prof Grigoriev, said the guidelines are out of date and the safety of the future generations is not assured.
The Health Protection Agency will merely compare their results with these out of date guidelines and say that WiFi is fine.
Meanwhile, we have reports of teachers suffering effects such as migraines from WiFi exposure.
No one knows what the children are suffering as no one has done a health survey and no one will.
- le Soir : "Magnette says no to mobile phones for children ".
- The minister responsible for consumer protection, Paul Magnette, will not authorise the marketing in Belgium of mobile phones intended for children. M. Magnette will not authorise their sale, in respect for the principle of precaution.