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26 September 2017

Li-Fi Eyes Opportunity as France Bans Wi-Fi in Schools

To find out more about how Li-Fi works click here.

Li-Fi eyes opportunity as France bans Wi-Fi in schools
by  Robert Leemingluxreview.com, 23 May 2017

Wi-Fi has been banned by the French state in an attempt to protect 
young people from 'possibly carcinogenic' electromagnetic waves.
The French government has moved to outlaw Wi-Fi in nurseries, schools and childcare centres that cater for children under six. The move is offering inspiration to the creators of Li-Fi, a system that uses light to provide internet access.

Wi-Fi has been banned by the French state in an attempt to protect young people from ‘possibly carcinogenic’ effects of the transmissions.

Li-Fi, by contrast, uses visible light from LED luminaires to transmit information and escapes the ban.

With U.S. Research and Regulation Nearly Nonexistent, We Must Look Abroad for Information on Dangers of Cell Phone Use

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With U.S. research and regulation nearly nonexistent, we must look abroad for information on dangers of cell phone use
by Greg Blassriverheadlocal.com
25 September 2017

Is the way we use cell phones actually dangerous? Do other countries know far more about the health risks of chronic use of cell phones than we do? Why is that? What’s the health impact of wireless phones and iPads on the developing brains of teenagers, toddlers and infants? And are there simple precautions when using wireless telephones — precautions that most of us know nothing about?

Ever since the U.S. Navy started using radar, sailors aboard cold, windswept decks found refuge by standing in front of the ship’s radar screens. They found this a warm and comfortable reprieve, while the chocolate, gum, etc. in their pockets melted. Thus the accidental discovery of the fast-cooking properties of radar waves. But private industry had to market this cooking technology more attractively to homemakers. They gave it a more suitable, culinary name than radar-wave cooking, favoring us with the now-ubiquitous “microwave” oven.

New Apple Watch Reignites Concerns Over Radiation

Apple's new Watch has reignited debate over the risks of
exposure to radio frequency radiation.
New Apple Watch reignites concerns over radiation
by Catherine Ho, San Francisco Chronicle,
25 September 2017

The newly released Apple Watch — with its added feature of cellular connectivity — is reigniting concerns among some public health researchers and medical experts over the potential health risks of longterm exposure to radiation from cell phones.

There is no definitive data from federal health regulators showing a direct link between cell phone radiation — also known as radio frequency radiation — and health problems in humans. But recent research indicates that exposure to cell phone radiation is the likely cause of malignant growths in the brains and hearts of male rats, and can cause neurological damage in rats born to mothers that were exposed to the radiation during pregnancy.

25 September 2017

Twelve New Papers on Electromagnetic Fields and Biology or Health (22 September 2017)

Twelve new papers on electromagnetic fields and biology or health, courtesy of Joel M. Moskowitz, Ph.D., Director, Center for Family and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley.
Electromagnetic Radiation Safety, 22 September 2017

NTP Cell Phone Radiation Study

Evaluation of Genotoxicity of Cell Phone Radiation in Male & Female Rats & Mice Following Subchronic Exposure

Smith-Roe SL, Wyde, ME, Stout MD, Winters JW, Hobbs CA, Shepard KG, Green AS, Kissing GA, Tice RR, Bucher JR, Witt KL. Evaluation of the Genotoxicity of Cell Phone Radiofrequency Radiation in Male and Female Rats and Mice Following Subchronic Exposure. Presentation at at annual meeting of Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society held in Raleigh, North Carolina from September 9-13, 2017.

Teens and Parents in Japan and US Agree - Mobile Devices Are an Ever-Present Distraction

Parents and teens in the high-tech societies of Japan and the U.S. find it hard to imagine life without mobile phones and tablets... A professor at USC Annenberg School for Communication reports that 69% of parents, and 78% of teens check their phones at least hourly, and 27% of parents and 50% of teens feel addicted to their phones.

Teens and parents in Japan and US agree – mobile devices are an ever-present distraction
by Willow Bay, Dean and Walter H. Annenberg Chair in Communication, University of Southern California, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, 
theonversation.com, 25 September 2017

How does technology affect family relationships?
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Family life in Japan. As part of that work, we compared our results from Japan to studies asking similar questions of U.S. families, conducted by our collaborator Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization focusing on children and technology. We found Japanese and U.S. families struggling in very similar ways with the impact of technology on their lives, their relationships and each other.

Parents and teens in both societies use online media for long periods every day, which at times causes family stress and arguments. Some feel addicted to their devices, and many worry about family members’ apparent addictions to technology. And in both countries, there are children who feel their parents neglect them in favor of digital devices.
Shared feelings of anxiety

We polled 1,200 Japanese parents and teens to find out how the saturation of cellphones and other devices in family life is playing out in homes and child-parent relationships. We compared their answers to Common Sense’s existing research on U.S. teens and parents.

Watch CNN's "Vital Signs" on Electrosensitivity

Hi Everyone,

Now available for viewing:  Vital Signs (Sanjay Gupta) - on electro-sensitivity.

As of 25 September 2017,  it is on the CNN Website, divided into 3 videos:

Part 1: Welcome to the National Quiet Zone - with Diane Schou and Prof. David Carpenter.

Part 2: Reducing Wireless Exposure - With Dr. Joel Moskowitz; Melissa Chalmers; Kevin Mottus; Dafna Tachover; and Dr. Hillert from the Karolinska Institute.

Part 3: Living in the National Quiet Zone - with Leo Haleply from Turkey

24 September 2017

The Real Dangers of Electronic Devices and Electromagnetic Fields

The Real Dangers of Electronic Devices and EMFs
by Dr. Mercola, 24 September 2017

Story at-a-glance

  • Exposure to microwave radiation from cellphones, routers, cordless phones, smart meters, baby monitors and other wireless devices causes massive mitochondrial dysfunction due to free radical damage
  • Excessive free radicals triggered by low-frequency microwave exposure from wireless technologies have been linked to cardiac arrhythmias, anxiety, depression, autism, Alzheimer’s, infertility and more
  • In addition to remediating obvious EMF exposures, strategies that may help reduce the harmful effects of EMFs include optimizing your magnesium level, eating Nrf2-boosting foods and pulsing molecular hydrogen

I was recently interviewed by Dave Asprey when I visited his Bulletproof lab on Vancouver Island.1 In it, I review the real dangers of electromagnetic fields (EMFs) emitted by electronic devices. I will also do a more comprehensive lecture on this topic at Asprey's Bulletproof Conference October 13 through 15 at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, California.

23 September 2017

Canada: C4ST Submission to the Industry, Science and Economic Development (ISED) Public Consultation on 5G

C4ST Submission to the Industry, Science and Economic Development (ISED) public consultation on 5G
c4st.org, 15 September 2017

Click here to download pdf version of this letter

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Ottawa, ON
September 15, 2017

To: ic.spectrumauctions-encheresduspectre.ic@canada.ca

RE: Canada Gazette, Part I, June, 2017, “Consultation on Releasing Millimetre Wave Spectrum to Support 5G”, notice

reference number (SLPB- 001-17).

Dear Sir or Madame:

This submission is regarding the Canada Gazette, Part I, June, 2017, “Consultation on Releasing Millimetre Wave Spectrum to Support 5G”, notice reference number (SLPB- 001-17). Specifically question 7-2.

Canadians for Safe Technology (C4ST) is aware that Industry, Science and Economic Development (ISED) has adopted Health Canada’s Safety Code 6 guidelines as its standard for safe exposure of people to wireless radiation of the frequency bands under the proposed licensing. From past experiences, we know that Health Canada has been slow to act on other public health issues e.g. cigarette smoking, thalidomide and asbestos.

21 September 2017

National Toxicology Program Finds Cell Phone Radiation Causes Cancer

National Toxicology Program Finds Cell Phone Radiation Causes Cancer
saferemr.com, 12 September 2017 - updated 20 September 2017

Scientists from the National Toxicology Program presented their data on the genotoxicity of cell phone radiation in rats and mice at the annual meeting of the Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society held in Raleigh, North Carolina from September 9-13, 2017.

Male and female rats and mice were exposed to 2G cell phone radiation, either CDMA or GSM, for 18 hours per day in 10 minute intervals. The rats were exposed to cell phone radiation at 1.5, 3, or 6 W/kg specific absorption rate (SAR) for 19 weeks from gestation day 5. The mice were exposed to radiation at 2.5, 5, or 10 W/kg SAR for 13 weeks from postnatal day 5.

DNA damage was assessed in three brain regions, in liver cells and in blood leukocytes using the comet assay. Chromosomal damage was assessed in peripheral blood erythrocytes using the micronucleus assay. 

DNA damage was significantly increased:

19 September 2017

Council of Europe: Draft Guidelines to Promote, Protect and Fulfil Children's Rights in the Digital Environment Make No Mention of Children's Exposure to Electromagnetic Radiation

It would be very helpful if someone could clarify this for us.  

The Council of Europe has issued a draft document, comments due by 4 September 2017: "Guidelines to promote, protect and fulfil children’s rights in the digital environment", applying to all children under the age of 18 in the 47 Member States of the Council of Europe. It seems to cover subjects such as child sexual abuse, bullying, protection of personal data, etc. and to promote digital education. After a quick perusal of the document, we see no mention of the mental and physical risks of exposing children to the electromagnetic radiation (EMR) emitted by digital technology. The right to health and well-being is a fundamental human right that seems to be neglected in this document, in the context of EMR exposure.