Tuesday, October 11, 2011


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12 October 2011


Second Ontario School Removes Wifi Due to Health Concerns

PETERBOROUGH, ON, Oct. 11, 2011 /CNW/ - A Peterborough school has removed its WiFi and replaced it with a hard-wired internet system due to health warnings.

"This eliminates any concerns about the safety of using WiFi in a school setting," said Adam Parker, Principal of Wayside Academy, a private (K-12) Catholic school.

In May the World Health Organization warned that microwave radiation from WiFi, and other wireless devices is now considered a "Possible Carcinogen" and placed it on the same list as DDT, lead, and car exhaust.

In September another school in Collingwood removed its WiFi, and the Elementary Teachers Federation of Ontario is investigating whether WiFi is safe for Ontario classrooms.

Radiation from all directions!

by  Christer Alm, chairman of "Miljöringen rf.",

in Borgåbladet, October 1, 2011

The television program Silminnäkijä (of September 21, 2011) covered potential health effects of wireless Internet connections, base stations, radiowaves, non-ionizing radiation, etc. The Finnish Radiation Protection Agency STUK was again given a prominent role - that's where the expertise in Finland is – since they at the same time are part of the ICNIRP in which safe limits for this type of non-ionizing radiation is determined. The Finnish environmental organization "Miljöringen rf." already several years ago gave their Winnie ("price of shame") to a Director at STUK for stubbornly only caring about the so-called SAR thermal radiation value from cell phones and, at the same time, completely ignoring the biological harmful effects that can be detected at values thousands of times below the SAR guideline.

The TV program focussed on Mr. Jani Erhama, now 40 years of age, who two years ago were exposed to base station radiation in his work as a mast technician/fitter where he climbed the telecom masts all over Finland. But this time he was exposed at full strength - Jani Erhama not knowing that the base station was activated. Thus, a typical occupational accident. He got ill at once and the next day he received hospital treatment. He has been ill since then and is still incapacitated. But - as revealed in the TV program – the continuation of his story has - in our opinion at least – been tainted with macabre traits.

Erhama was exposed to radiation exceeding the recommended maximal value - that is recognized by everyone - but according to STUK this excess SAR was not high enough to mean that the symptoms may be due to the very same radiation. Finnish doctors must adhere to the conclusion that STUK's limits are safe. So, no Finnish doctor dare to write that the electromagnetic radiation Erhama was exposed to actually caused his disease.

We know the "problem" better than well. It is impossible for the establishment to admit that damage can occur below these thresholds. STUK sees no reason to reduce that level as defined by the ICNIRP, in which STUK's experts and physicians are members helping ICNIRP to set the very same limits. Typically a case of circular reasoning.

In the program, the STUK and ICNIRP members Kari Jokela and Maila Hietanen did admit that in the future the state of research may be different and then one will be prepared to re-design the damage and radiation limits. Now, Kari Jokela instead critized the warnings and demands for caution issued by the EU. In summary, according to Jokela and Hietanen, there is thus no danger, and at present there is no reason to tighten exposure limits and regulations.

Naturally, Maila Hietanen from STUK had to, of course, admit that secure radiation limits is a little problematic. Can one speak of an absolutely secure limit that applies to all people, regardless of age, health, EMF sensitivity, etc.? Most likely not. So the safe limit is a line drawn in water?

Elsewhere in the world, in contrast to STUK, and ICNIRP, one does not agree at all. The current guidelines are totally obsolete and should be renewed as soon as possible. One is very critical of the notion that only the SAR and thermal effects are accepted.

One of the professors who has been criticising the mobile radiation "safe" exposure limits is Olle Johansson of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. In the TV program, he said that he hopes that he and his equals are wrong, that this non-ionizing radiation is not as bad as critics fear - and have concluded in their research. However, if Olle Johansson, Hardell, Hyland, Santini, Hänninen et al are right then we all are in trouble.

And what shall we answer those people who can not tolerate this new radiation? That "it is only between their ears", which Wendla Paile, medical doctor at STUK did? (A formal complaint was filed at the Finnish JO (an authority for legal complaints) because of this remark.) Is this the price we must pay for the current technological development - that people have to flee into the woods and live in small huts and mobile homes to escape the mobile society's harms?

Ralph Greub wrote in the 1960ties the book "Nuclear power plants - the silent killers". His future version is somewhat depressing, "In the future, the healthy will not be sufficient enough in number to care for the sick." In today's world, with some sort of record at hand, was he right or wrong?

[translation from Swedish to English by prof. Olle Johansson, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden]



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In the context of earthing, I would like to add a few thoughts on the challenges people face who try to earth themselves in a wired world.

For body voltage testing, the testing protocol of the Building Biology Evaluation Guidelines SBM-2008 specifies that the person to be tested must be electrically isolated and that the person should not be close to grounded or earthed surfaces (e.g. earthing sheet). 
SBM-2008 Explanations and Testing Conditions: http://www.baubiologie.de/downloads/manuskripte/randbedingungen2010.PDF (in German only, English translation coming soon)

The reasoning behind this is that body voltage testing shows a potential difference (never the electric field strength!), for example, between the potential of the human body and the potential of the earth. You do not have to be a rocket scientist to understand that when you "earth" the human body to be tested that it will have the potential of the earth, which is why in this case the body voltage reading, indicating a potential difference, will always be close to zero. No surprise here. This reading, however, does not tell you anything about the actual electric field exposure. Therefore, the VDB Guidelines ( http://www.baubiologie.net/verband/richtlinien/ in German only; VDB = German Association of Building Biology Professionals) state: "It is incorrect to use body voltage testing as the SOLE testing method with which to assess an exposure situation."

Proponents of earthing seem to be the only entities on earth that require a test subject to be "earthed" during body voltage testing. In this case, the body voltage testing does not tell you anything about the electric field exposures in the given space; it only tells you with its zero reading that the electrical connection between the naked human body and the earth is well established.  Here is an article on the different ways of how electric fields can be measured and how, in a worst-case scenario, an earthing sheet can actually increase a person's AC electric field exposure.


My recommendation: If you wish to earth yourself, be sure to choose a location where ambient AC electric fields are below 0.3-1 V/m, and as mentioned earlier, be also sure about a reasonably clean grounding connection.

Best regards,

Katharina Gustavs
Building Biology Environmental Consultant IBN
Translator English/German STIBC




Briarlake Parents Question Attorney to Help Fight School Cell Tower

Parents at the school are gauging interest in hiring an attorney who could cost as much as $10,000 to fight the construction of a cell phone tower at Briarlake Elementary School.

BC Government wireless madness?
"will help to build healthier communities"  (except for the cancer, neurological and biological effects etc.)

Environmental Health Trust Responds to CTIA's Lawsuit to Prevent San Francisco's "Right to Know" Ordinance from Taking Effect

EHT Founder Says Wireless Industry Group's Action Unjustified

JACKSON, WY -- October 11, 2011 – Devra Davis, PhD, MPH, President of Environmental Health Trust, has debunked a lawsuit filed by the CTIA, a wireless industry group representing AT&T and Verizon among others, to prevent San Francisco's "Right to Know" ordinance from taking effect on October 25.  A hearing on the suit is set for October 20.
The cell phone disclosure law, the first of its kind in the U.S., requires retailers to display large, informational posters and hand out fact sheets explaining ways to reduce exposure to microwave radiation from cellphones.  The CTIA disagrees with the ordinance, calling it "inaccurate, misleading, controversial, unnecessarily alarmist," and saying it violates carriers' First Amendment right to free speech. 
Dr. Davis commented:  "George Orwell must be writing the script for the CTIA!   According to them, it's against the First Amendment for phone sellers to have to tell you about safety risks BEFORE you buy a phone, what they in fact tell you AFTER you've spent your money.  Fine-print warnings are provided in the packaging for cell phones, but are only AFTER you've paid for a phone.  Tiny text tells you that iPhones cannot be kept safely in the pocket when turned on or they can release more radiation than the FCC allows.  Meanwhile, Blackberry's small print advises that pregnant women and teenagers avoid cell phone exposure to the abdomen.  I guess the rights to life, liberty and happiness, do not include the right to know about cell phone radiation, until and unless you've spent money on a phone.  As Stephen Colbert might say, 'Truthiness is very expensive.'"
Smart-meter battle arrives

By Jeremy Deutsch - Kamloops This Week The fight against BC Hydro's plan to install smart meters in every household in the province is coming to Kamloops. A local chapter of the group Stop Smart Meters in BC has organized in town and is hosting a ...
B4BRAIN: Mobiles cause brain tumour, impotency: Doctor

A woman speaks on her mobile phone as she walks by a du telecom stand at ... ten per cent of the brain tumour cases could be caused by high radiation due to ...

MMR Shot Fears Gain Support

Dr Andrew Wakefield was vilified after claiming to have identified a combined syndrome of autism and bowel disease in children who had been given the measles, mumps and rubella injection.  Government scientists and the Department of Health dismissed his findings as flawed and insisted the MMR jab was safe.  Critics claimed that not a single piece of research by Dr Wakefield and his colleagues had been replicated elsewhere.
But now experts at New York University School of Medicine have reported the first independent corroboration of the findings that first sparked concern.  Dr Arthur Krigsman, a consultant paediatric gastroenterologisthas observed serious intestinal inflammation in 43 autistic children.  At a U.S. Congressional hearing on the safety of MMR last week, he said his patients had inexplicably deteriorated, losing language and other skills at around 12 to 18 months of age.  All the children had been referred to him because they also had unexplained digestive problems such as pain, constipation and diarrhea.  Tests revealed that 90 per cent had the same inflammatory bowel disease reported by Dr Wakefield in patients he examined at the Royal Free Hospital in London four years ago.
Dr Krigsman said last night: 'Our findings, which are independent of Dr Wakefield's, completely support his explanation and his observations of the abnormalities in the bowels of these children.  'They mirror exactly what he has described.' The doctor, an assistant professor at New York University, said he did not know whether the illnesses were linked to MMR.  But he now plans to examine biopsies taken from the children for evidence of infection with the measles virus.
Pathologists at Trinity College, Dublin, claimed earlier this month they had evidence from similar experiments on 75 children, identifying measles virus from the MMR vaccine in bowel tissue samples.  Though this is far from proof that the jab actually triggered autism or bowel disease, some experts saw it as significant.
Dr Krigsman said: 'Our concern was to determine whether there was bowel inflammation in these autistic children. 'The answer was yes. Now the question is:
What is causing it?



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