Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Call to ban mobiles and WiFi from schools / Wi-Fi in the Schools Public Meeting

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18 May 2011


NHS Choices
Ban all mobile phones, digital cordless phones, WiFi or WLAN systems from classrooms and schools, as advocated by some regional authorities, medical associations and civil society organisations. Introduce town planning measures to keep high-voltage ...

National Health Services Choices is the online 'front door' to the NHS. It is the country's biggest health website and gives all the information you need to make choices about your health.

  • Wi-Fi in the Schools Public Meeting

Monday, May 30th, 7:00 pm

Westdale United Church
1509 Sherbrooke St., Peterborough

Come to a meeting where you are encouraged to ask your questions on Wi-Fi use in the schools. We will have numerous experts and others on hand who have looked at this issue from many different angles: health, educational support, practicality, set-up, capability, privacy, cost and liability. Click here for our flyer.  http://www.kawarthasafetechnology.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/WiFiFlyer053011.pdf

Schools aghast at EU Wi-Fi ban proposal

The EU Committee on the Environment, Agriculture and Local and Regional Affairs has put together a draft resolution in which it strongly recommends that mobiles and Wi-Fi networks are banned from schools - to prevent children from being harmed. ...
The Harm to Bees

The Daily Mail article on the bees is closed for further comment but I am pasting in two comments that I made earlier. They pretty much sum up the situation in less than 2000 characters.

1. Why our bees are dying

I am a scientist who has worked for many years on the biological effects of electromagnetic fields.

The bees' problem lies in a substance called cryptochrome, which is present in every living plant and animal cell where it is part of their body clocks. Bees use the sun for navigation and need their body clocks to compensate for its changing position throughout the day.

Cryptochrome is also affected by magnetic fields and birds and insects also use it for navigation in the Earth's field. Because of its extreme sensitivity to magnetic fields, both functions of cryptochrome are badly disrupted by the electromagnetic radiation from mobile phones and their base stations.

They are simultaneously deprived of both of their means of navigation, become stressed and disoriented and may not be able to find their way home.

Also, animal immune systems are governed by the body clock (they work best at night) and these too fail, making them more susceptible to pathogens. The perfect storm.

- Dr Andrew Goldsworthy, London UK, 12/5/2011 16:01

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2. What will happen if the bees die out?

Many of our most valuable crops are bee pollinated. Without the bees, they will not set seed and die out.

Even our cereals, which are wind pollinated, are not safe since they do not host the friendly nitrogen fixing bacteria needed for sustainable agriculture. They would depend instead on mined fertilizers or the use of fossil fuels to make them from the nitrogen in the air. Neither is sustainable.

Also, cereals on their own do not give a balanced diet. In particular, they are deficient in vitamin C. If we had to depend on them alone, there would be a mass outbreak of scurvy, where vitamin C deficiency stops our bodies making connective tissue. This leads to a very slow and painful death.

Any government or vested interest that does not take this seriously will have a lot to answer for. Ironically, most other animals make their own vitamin C and would be spared.

- Dr Andrew Goldsworthy, London UK, 13/5/2011 18:19




More strong evidence of bees being harmed by EMFs






The cancer survivor who is allergic to modern life: Mother is so sensitive to electric gadgets she has to live by candlelight

By Daily Mail Reporter   17th May 2011


A mother of two is so allergic to modern technology even her neighbours cannot have wireless internet.

Janice Tunnicliffe won't use a electric kettle, keeps her washing machine in a concrete outhouse and spends every night playing board games by candlelight with her husband.

She says she has a rare condition called electrosensitivity (ES) that means she can't bear to be near any man-made electromagnetic fields.

Janice Tunnicliffe uses an electro magnetic field detector. She says modern technology makes her ill following chemotherapy

As a result, she cannot watch TV, listen to the radio, talk on a mobile phone and has been left completely isolated from the modern world by her condition. 

Mother-of-two Janice, 55, said she was struck down with the illness after receiving chemotherapy for bowel cancer three years ago. 

Since then she has suffered constant headaches, chest pains, nausea and tingling in her arms and legs whenever she is near electrical devices or items that emit a signal.

Her only relief in this time was when her village, near Mansfield in rural Nottinghamshire, suffered a temporary power cut. However, she found doctors to be unsympathetic.

She said: 'Different things give me different feelings but it's mostly headaches and nausea. iPhones make feel really sick within about 20 minutes of being near one so even though I might not realise someone has one straightaway, I soon find out.

'Wi-Fi makes me feel like I have a clamp at the back of my head which is squeezing the life out of me. It's completely draining and a home hub can totally immobilise me - I'm left unable to move my arms and legs.

'Unfortunately the reaction I've received from doctors has not been great, but my radiologist has been very sympathetic.'

Before she fell ill Janice had loved all things technical and only moved from the city to the countryside following a divorce 10 years ago. She set up home with her second husband contracts manager Carl, 43, both her children Naomi and Darren having flown the nest.

Then in February 2008 she was admitted to hospital with severe abdominal pains and vomiting. 

After three days of tests, it was discovered she was suffering from cancer and surgeons operated immediately to remove a six-inch tumour from her bowel, plus 14 lymph nodes.

It was decided that Janice should have chemotherapy after the surgery as a precautionary measure.

Following the treatment Janice began to feel ill whenever she was near the myriad electrical and wireless items in her home. 

After a while, the chemotherapy was stopped, but her unique illness has continued to this day. 

Janice said: 'This house is very close to a lot of 400-volt pylons but at that time it wasn't a problem and like everyone else I enjoyed all my mod cons and technology.

'At the time of my cancer we had just had a wireless hub installed in our house and Carl has just got himself a big, all-in-one photocopier as well. 

'I started the chemo in April 2008 and it was around then that I started getting bad chest pains. Personally, I think there must be a link with the chemotherapy and the ES, but no one is going to admit that.

'I used to go for long walks every day and while I was out of the house I would be okay. But when I came back I would start to feel unwell again very quickly and slowly I started to put two and two together.

'After the cancer, the doctors recommended we enjoy a nice holiday somewhere and the whole family went to the Greek island of Kos for two weeks in September 2008. 

'While I was there was I was fine, but when I got home I felt ill again almost straightaway. It wasn't until afterwards that I considered it might have been because of all the 'electrosmog' we were experiencing at home. 

'By that time I had figured out that I had a problem with the Wi-Fi hub, but back then I still had never heard of electrosensitivity.'

Slowly, Janice and Carl removed all of the electrical items from their home, starting with the wireless hub, then the cooker, then everything else including the microwave, toaster and electric kettle. 

The cordless phones were thrown out, the washing machine was moved to a concrete outhouse in the garden and Carl went about the difficult task of asking the neighbours if they would not mind reverting to cabled internet.

Janice has even had to cover her windows with a special metallic material to deflect errant electromagnetic waves. 

Janice said: 'When you've had cancer you are always scared you might be getting ill again and you wonder if you should go to the doctors or if you are just being a hypochondriac, so for a long time I just tried to deal with it.

'But within days of coming back from Kos I felt ill and I was just getting worse and worse. ES is something you can't see, smell or touch. It's something only people who have it are aware of. 

'In the beginning I thought it must be the after-effects of the chemo, but when I went to see my oncologist six months later he was amazed that I was still suffering.

'I'm lucky because I live in a fairly rural area but I could never live in a town again. We are hoping to sell our house soon and move somewhere even more remote, but it's difficult because of the state of the housing market at the moment.

'I would happily live without electricity for the rest of my life and I don't miss it at all.

'I go for a lot of long walks and we take our camper van out to the middle of nowhere every weekend - even in the winter - where I can get some relief. I read a lot of books and most nights Carl and I sit in and play board games by candlelight.'

Over the years, Janice has spent thousands on various gadgets and signal-blocking devices, with varying results.  Her husband Carl even spent £500 via the internet on a 'Transformer 28' which claimed to be able to absorb electrical signals - but in fact turned out to be a thin square of plastic painted with bronze circles.

Graham Lamburn, from campaigning organisation Powerwatch, said so far the medical profession has been slow to recognise electrosensitivity as an illness as its causes are as yet unknown.

However, after the Council of Europe Committee on Monday called for a dramatic reduction in exposure to phones and other wireless devices, he said more research is needed into the effects of electromagnetic fields on the human body. 

He said: 'This kind of case is rare, but certainly there have been some people who have had to give up their houses and jobs because of ES. 

'More research needs to be done into the risks these things might pose - and sooner rather than later.'




Pickering church accused of celling out

Toronto Star
... who have researched the health risks of electromagnetic radiation, no longer attend ... Alzheimer's disease and autism among potential health effects. ...

"I wouldn't call them a church any more. They're part of the devil. They're in for the money." She and her husband Shyam, who have researched the health risks of electromagnetic radiation, no longer attend their longtime place of worship.



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