Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Is wi-fi making me sick? / Defibrillator With WiFi Option / Wireless warning sounded

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Is wi-fi making me sick?

Do televisions, microwave ovens, and cordless phones have the same effect on you ? ... Wi - Fi or wireless fidelity is just radio waves and you should note......

Is wi-fi making me sick?

10 days ago I got wifi in my apartment and have had it constantly switched on, and I have been feeling sick, dizzy, aching and even having visual problems since. My blood pressure has even risen very high and I keep feeling my heart beat very stongly now and again. I went out today and after a while I felt okay again, then came home and it started again. could there be a connection, I hear 3 in 100 people are senstive to such things...

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2 days ago
I've also had blank spots where I couldn't see for a while in certain areas, and firework like movements when I close my eyes
Note re above - It is worth clicking on the above link to see some of the stupid answers to this person's question. Martin Weatherall
Note re below - Why not add a bit more microwave pollution to an already polluted hospital environment! Have the makers considered that the patient's original cardiac arrest could have been caused by WiFi or cell phones? Martin Weatherall
ZOLL Receives Clearance To Market R Series Code-Ready Defibrillator With WiFi Option
Main Category: Cardiovascular / Cardiology
Also Included In: Medical Devices / Diagnostics; IT / Internet / E-mail
Article Date: 23 Dec 2008 - 0:00 PST

ZOLL Medical Corporation (Nasdaq GS: ZOLL), a manufacturer of resuscitation devices and related software solutions, has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market and sell the ZOLL R Series® Code-Ready® clinical defibrillator with a WiFi option that allows wireless communication between the defibrillator and standard hospital networks to help ensure code-readiness and download patient data.

Based on standard 802.11b WiFi technology, R Series defibrillators equipped with WiFi automatically send an alert when their state of readiness is compromised. Early notification maximizes patient safety by letting the clinician intervene before the defibrillator is needed for a code.

While defibrillators rarely fail, their readiness can be compromised if someone forgets to plug it in, a cable is missing, or the electrodes are old and dried out. With WiFi, when the state of readiness is compromised, a notification identifies the contributing factors and code readiness can be restored with unmatched efficiency by troubleshooting from any PC on the hospital network.

For downloading patient data, the Defibrillator Summary is an important part of the code, and the R Series WiFi capability simplifies merging the Summary Report with event documentation. At the end of the code, the summary report can be transmitted over a standard wireless network to a server hosting the CodeNet® system, where it is merged and time-synchronized with the Event Report documented on CodeNet Writer.

"Since defibrillators are widely distributed throughout hospitals, and their use is both infrequent and extremely critical, ZOLL's technology helps ensure code readiness when they are needed for a code," said Richard A. Packer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ZOLL. "Introducing technology that helps clinicians save more lives is what ZOLL is about."

ZOLL R Series: Simple, Smart, Ready

The R Series is a Code-Ready device that is simple, smart, and ready to use. It offers a OneStep™ system to simplify and speed up deployment of pacing and defibrillation therapy. It also offers smart tools to help clinicians improve CPR performance, which is important since more than half of in-hospital codes involve non-shockable rhythms and, in such cases, the only treatment is high-quality CPR with minimal interruptions.

The R Series can also verify the condition and expiration date of the electrode set. All of this testing occurs without disconnecting electrodes or paddles, or requiring additional equipment to test shock delivery. The system provides a printed or electronic log to alert hospital personnel of any concerns in advance of a code. A simple green checkmark indicates that the R Series is fully ready for use.

CodeNet: Efficient Patient Data Capture

CodeNet is the first software system that allows hospital teams to better document, manage, and review cardiac arrest event and resuscitation information. It brings new improvements and efficiencies in data capture, event time synchronization, and case and aggregate reporting. It is the only system that time stamps logged events and synchronizes these times with defibrillator data, providing clinicians with a complete and accurate timeline of an entire cardiac arrest event.

With a simple click of a mouse, CodeNet system users can submit records to the American Heart Association's NRCPR (National Registry of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation).

About ZOLL Medical Corporation

ZOLL Medical Corporation is committed to developing technologies that help advance the practice of resuscitation. With products for pacing, defibrillation, circulation, ventilation, and fluid resuscitation, ZOLL provides a comprehensive set of technologies, including Real CPR Help® and See-Thru CPR®, that help clinicians, EMS professionals, and lay rescuers resuscitate sudden cardiac arrest or trauma victims. ZOLL also designs and markets software that automates the documentation and management of both clinical and non-clinical information.

ZOLL markets and sells its products in more than 140 countries. The Company has direct operations, distributor networks, and business partners throughout the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia, and Australia. 2008 marks the 25th anniversary of ZOLL's resuscitation product development. For more information, visit

Certain statements contained in this press release, including statements regarding the future business of the Company, and other statements contained herein regarding matters that are not historical facts, are "forward-looking" statements (as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). Because such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those factors discussed in the section entitled "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on December 8, 2008. You should not place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements in this press release, and the Company disavows any obligation to update or supplement those statements in the event of any changes in the facts, circumstances, or expectations that underlie those statements.

Copyright © 2008 ZOLL Medical Corporation. All rights reserved. 269 Mill Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824-4105. ZOLL, CodeNet, Code-Ready, R Series, Real CPR Help, and See-Thru CPR are registered trademarks of ZOLL Medical Corporation. One-Step is a trademark of ZOLL Medical Corporation. All product names are the property of their respective owners.

ZOLL Medical Corporation
May 11, 2008

Wireless warning sounded

Avoiding stress, arthritis and even cancer can be as easy as hanging up cellphones and tossing out microwaves, says an expert on electromagnetic radiation and local doctor.

Speaking at a seminar at the University of Calgary yesterday, Dr. Robert Steller, a certified environmental consultant and inspector from Ontario, said international and domestic research shows prolonged exposure to electromagnetic radiation in the home, such as through wireless Internet technology, cellular and cordless phones, microwaves, computers and televisions, can produce harmful effects on the body.
"A two-minute (cell)phone call is 20-million times higher exposure than healthy exposure would be," he said.

"It's a good idea to avoid things like unplugging unnecessary cords in bedrooms, cutting down the use of cellphones, and don't buy a house near power lines."
He also suggested changing shopping habits, such as buying low-emission computers and televisions.

Man-made electromagnetic radiation is harmful to the body, especially children and the elderly, because they disrupt its natural molecular harmony leading to stress, said Bruce Hoffmann, director of the Hoffman Centre for Integrative Medicine in Calgary.

High exposures can also lead to arthritis and can shrink DNA, ultimately leading to cancer, Hoffmann said.

"There is an effect on health that needs to be taken seriously as to why someone's not feeling well," he said.

Minimizing the use of electromagnetic appliances especially while sleeping, which is when the body detoxifies, standing at least three metres away from microwaves and about a metre from TVs and using 900 MHz cordless phones rather than 2.4 GHz ones will help make homes clean of harmful radiation, Hoffman said.