Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Important Medical Hypotheses / Crack down / Cell Phones / Letter to the Editor

W.E.E.P. News

Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution News

17 March 2010

Important Medical Hypotheses By Sam Milham

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's disease) is caused by electric currents applied to or induced in the body: It is an iatrogenic disease of athletes caused by use of electrotherapy devices


Supervisors urging feds to crack down on wireless risks

By: Joshua Sabatini
Examiner Staff Writer
03/15/10 11:21 AM PDT

The Board of Supervisors Public Safety Committee approved a resolution Monday that urges the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to study the health impacts of wireless facilities and, "if appropriate," establish a safe level of exposure to radio-frequency radiation emissions.

"The scientific community and most health officials agree that more research is needed to provide a definitive answer to the effects of extremely low-frequency electromagnetic and radio-frequency radiation on our health and recommend prudent avoidance of equipment which generates non-ionizing radiation," the resolution states.

The resolution also urges the feds to repeal limitations on state and local authorities, as a result of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, "that infringe upon the authority of local governments to regulate placement, construction and modification of telecommunications towers and other personal wireless facilities on the basis of the health and environmental effects of these facilities."

The resolution next goes to the full board for a vote. A resolution is not legally binding, but is an effort to send a message and generate political support.

The resolution is the latest effort by San Francisco to address possible health risks associated with wireless devices. Mayor Gavin Newsom supports labeling cell phone devices noting their radiation levels.


Are Cell Phones Dangerous?



There have been whispers about a link between cell phone use and brain cancer for decades. But while the state of Maine and the city of San Francisco consider requiring a warning label on cellular phones, the FCC and the mobile phone industry say there's nothing to worry about.

Today we'll talk to experts on both sides of this divide and try to figure out just what the available data means.

Is your cell phone a danger to you and those around you? What about cell towers and wi-fi? What about the FM radio you're listening to right now?

Olle Johansson (from around minute 21:30) and Blake Levitt (39:50)


Letter to the Editor,


I just read Brian Stelter's article "F.C.C. Says Adoption of New Broadband Plan Is Vital" (March 16, 2010)

Fibre optics provide a much better solution than wireless broadband for internet access.

Fibre optic networks are faster, more secure, have less interference, can handle large traffic flow, and do not emit radio frequency radiation that seems to be making some people ill.  In the short-term fibre optics are more expensive but in the long-term they provide a much less expensive and more reliable service. Fibre optics can be used in most communities and are especially cost-effective in densely populated areas.  With fibre optics, wireless access could be limited to essential emergency services (fire fighters and police) and perhaps used in areas where wired infrastructure is technically inappropriate.  This would reduce our exposure to electromagnetic frequencies and it would limit the number of licenses required leaving these frequencies available for radio and television broadcast.

Dr. Magda Havas

Environmental & Resource Studies,

Trent University, Peterborough, ON, K9J 7B8, Canada

705 748-1011 ext 7882 (work)

304 Woordward Ave,

Peterborough, ON, Canada

705 743-0081 (home)

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