Wireless Electrical and Electromagnetic Pollution News21 February 2012
Electromagnetic Radiation and Fields
Main context of the conference is that current methods and institutions for assessing environmental-health risks are not able to cope with complexities and uncertainties. Also scientific concepts and paradigms are requested that are independent from the interests and influence of the promoters of technologies. In line, it is recommended not to restrict risk assessment to closed networks of narrow elites, but to open up assessment and management of risks to wider groups of stakeholders. Also a plead is made to bring together the different types of knowledge existing in different networks.
The Goals of the Conference are as follows:
1) Increase public and political awareness of social, economic and environmental risks of current and new technologies and discuss effective means for e.g. technology and risk assessments, product approvals, and liability schemes.
2) Provide a forum for open public debate where experts from different fields can address the following questions and issues:
- What are the public health and environment risks of technologies such as modern biotechnology, nanotechnology, electromagnetic fields, and novel chemicals?
- What are the private and societal needs that are addressed by these technologies?
- Which are the current policies and procedures for shaping and assessing these technologies?
- Which are the main barriers to avoiding or minimizing risks and how can they be overcome?
- How can the precautionary principle be best applied?
- Why is there a lack of comprehensive and strong policies and institutions that could better support public interests?
- How can the marginalization of independent research, neglect of its results, and the undue influence of vested interests that inhibit change for the public good be overcome?
3) Create an Action Plan with concrete and realistic activities to support the changes needed, including changes in scientific paradigms and practices.and in the control of technological choices.
The Conference Programme
International EMF Alliance
Alex Swinkels, Netherlands
Gary Carter, Hall of Fame catcher and Palm Beach Gardens resident, dies at 57
Can others please send a quick thank you to the (Canadian) Catholic Teachers
Union for calling for an end to Wi-Fi in the schools? They need positive
comments as the other side is bombarding them with negative input.
Kim Bendis, president of the smart meter opposition group, said she believes the city could have saved all of that money had officials been more forthcoming with information when the questions were first asked. "If words like harassment and abuse are ...
|Ailing US people find refuge from radio waves|
West Virginia's National Radio Quiet Zone offers respite to those who feel their health affected by radio waves.
4:38 PM on February 20, 2012
I have not seen, in the recent past, an article as poorly written, and with as many flaws and distortions, as the piece above. I am confused as to whether the author is simply ignorant and failed to check the facts, or whether it is really a process when information is knowingly falsified to impress people and mock known scientific facts. In either case, the author should be ashamed, and should spend some time educating himself before writing.
"WiFi routers also emit RF waves, though they are fraction of the low-level radiation produced by cellphones" - radiation is not measured in 'fractions' - please do yourself (and your readers) a favor and open a basic book. You have constructed a flawed sentence, scientifically speaking. "Fractions" do not measure neither radiation, nor the ratio between different types of radiations emitted by various sources.
"By one estimate, a year's worth of exposure to WiFi is the equivalent of talking 20 minutes on a cellphone." - by which estimate? Come on, you're a journalist, you claim to write an article to inform your readership, then treat them with respect. This is sloppy journalism at its best. Do your homework and respect your readers' intelligence, some of them do not get impressed with phrases such as 'by one estimate'. This is not scientific, and when you make an argument, the number one requirement is to properly quote your sources.
"...FM radio, television, microwave ovens, the ground (in the form of radon) and the sun that shines down from the sky produce low-level radiation as well. " - they are all different types of radiation, some are pulsed, others are not, some are on certain frequencies, others use other frequencies, this is like comparing apples with oranges, and the entire argument is nonsensical and irrelevant.
"Radiation exposure from WiFi is about 100,000 times less than waves emitted from a microwave. Have the microwaves been removed from school cafeterias and teachers' lunchrooms?" -" 100,000 times less"...what do you mean? Waves emitted and measured outside, or inside the microwave? Are you comparing the environment inside the microwave with the environment around a WiFi? That, again, does not show much logic, neither does it reveal any basic knowledge about science or science methods.
"What about coffee? The IARC also considers that a level 2b carcinogen, meaning it's about as 'dangerous' as cellphones." - another nonsensical comparison. Coffee is consumed by choice, it is not pulverized in the environment so people drink or inhale it whether they want it or not. You can NOT compare an ingested chemical with an airborne exposure. That, again, is not scientific, and it defies all principles of science, logic, and common sense.
"But the evidence for these claims is the same as the "evidence" that vaccines cause autism" - no, it is not. Read the literature; obviously, you are ignorant about the topic you write.
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